WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12282 Members
65 Forums
73016 Topics
984983 Posts
77 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
74 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1625 Guests and 286 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
No.10 Announcement at 11.15am 692
Where was Wirral underground munitions factory? 499
Jehovahs Witnesses outlawed in Russia. 475
whetstone lane boxing club 297
Samsung Laptop not charging . 239
Police Camera Van Smashed 216
Mk2 Laguna 186
Teddy Boy 176
Lost Cat 149
STREET MAPS 143
New General Forums
Happy birthday snowshoes
by lollipop
09:39 AM
The Ambidextrous golfer
by buddy
18th Apr 2017 8:28pm
Decorating help please
by venice
18th Apr 2017 3:25pm
Fed Up
by granny
17th Apr 2017 11:11pm
New Wirral History
STREET MAPS
by Paternoster21
10:54 AM
Historic tours of Ellesmere Port
by Paternoster21
07:53 AM
whetstone lane boxing club
by oldbirkonian1
19th Apr 2017 6:34pm
Where was Wirral underground munitions factory?
by yoller
19th Apr 2017 10:01am
Memories or the chronicles of Birkenhead - Gamlin
by derekdwc
13th Apr 2017 12:03pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
New Brighton Big Wheel
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
Topic Replies
Jehovahs Witnesses outlawed in Russia.
by Dilly
Windows 10 latest "Creators" Update
by eddtheduck
11:20 AM
Historic tours of Ellesmere Port
by diggingdeeper
10:57 AM
Police Camera Van Smashed
by Madge
10:20 AM
Shibani
by cools
09:06 PM
Honeysuckle
by granny
07:36 PM
No.10 Announcement at 11.15am
by diggingdeeper
06:42 PM
STREET MAPS
by diggingdeeper
05:15 PM
Rake lane cemetery lodge - wallasey
by tigertiger1953
09:47 AM
April
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Dunham Massey
by techgran
14th Apr 2017 12:57pm
Kentwell Hall
by granny
12th Apr 2017 10:45am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#189158 - 19th Dec 2007 4:58pm MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi ***
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Right chaps, I have finally got off me arse and managed to take some snaps of me new car on Monday, so I thought I should start an MMC.

Its a Rover 420SLDi, it has the beautiful (if a little noisy as its not a commonrail) Rover L-Series SDi engine, which means it is my first diesel. Has all electrics etc and has only done 81k (which lets face it, is nout for a diesel), with an almost full dealer service History, and feels amazing to drive.

I have wanted a Rover 400 for ages, dunno why, just have liked them for a while. My insurance is costing me nothing extra on it, so it was either get a 416 or a 420 SDi, with the 1.6 K-Series prone to HGF, I though id steer clear and get an SDi.

Erm I suppose I should be correct, is it a Rover or a Honda? Thats for you to decide. The car is a Honda Civic. The engine is a Rover. The same engine Honda used in the late 90's derv Civic. The badge and the grill is a Rover. So its kinda a Honda in sheeps clothing as I like to call it.

Anyway, here is photos of the baa baa, ill get better ones in the next few weeks:







I am not making to mods too extreme as I dont think it will suit the car. I have bought the car for the ride quality and the comfort etc, a lot of mods will be under the bonnet but I will be doing some mods over the next year:

- De-orange the indicators
- Rear spoiler, only a small one
- TuneAM Pro TU1 Pro Tuning Box
- De-catting it
- EGR Valve bypass
- MG ZR/ZS alloys (the closespokes ones)
- "Possibly" MG ZS springs to lower it a bit
- Increase the boost to 19psi
- ITG Performance Air Filter

Im hoping to be pushing at least 130bhp/260nm after the performance mods, anything over this is a bonus but quite easily achieveable.

Spent the last week touching up some imperfections on the passenger wing and the bumpers.

smile


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
DSC00032.JPG

DSC00025.JPG

DSC00022.JPG



Top
#189160 - 19th Dec 2007 5:01pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
Civic_Coupe_Sean Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 12th Oct 2006
Posts: 2667
Loc: Wirral
Have seen this car and i like it, Its got the 5 door civic look to it tease

Nice car mate, look after it wink

Bravo_Sean

Top
#189161 - 19th Dec 2007 5:02pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: Bravo__Sean
Nice car mate, look after it wink

Hehe I intend to, im not Scott yano grin

Top
#189190 - 19th Dec 2007 5:54pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
Mondeo_Scott Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2006
Posts: 2875
Loc: Wirral
yes it is a nice car mat but i wasn to pleased wid the two dodgey chracters u got it off lmao but all in all it was a good buy


Edited by Scott_F (19th Dec 2007 5:54pm)

Top
#189191 - 19th Dec 2007 5:56pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
lol yeah they were a bit weird

Top
#189193 - 19th Dec 2007 5:57pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
Mondeo_Scott Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2006
Posts: 2875
Loc: Wirral
abit weird thats an understatment if i ever seen one more like they made me look normal

Top
#189194 - 19th Dec 2007 5:58pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
lol nah they wernt that bad. He left the keys for the garage n all da other cars in me car tho n had to come n get em haha

Top
#189195 - 19th Dec 2007 5:58pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
turbo_stu Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2006
Posts: 665
Loc: my head
make it look like the mg zs and put the 180hp engine in while your there! looks ok, i loved the look of the face lift ones............till rover went bust.
_________________________

always looking for those bigger bunches of bananas!

Top
#189197 - 19th Dec 2007 6:00pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: turbo_stu]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Id love to do MkII ZS headlight conversion, think they look mint, but its hard to do on the 400, the 45 is easier to do.

frown

Top
#189200 - 19th Dec 2007 6:08pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
very nice.

looks clean and tidy.

when are you planning to do your mods?
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#189202 - 19th Dec 2007 6:12pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: BMW Joe]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Over the next year, hopefully before the summer for the majority of them.

Im 50/50 on the ZS springs due to cost rand dunno whether to decat, knock out the inards or just leave it as it is yet.

smile

Top
#189203 - 19th Dec 2007 6:15pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
If I were you, I wouldnt bother lowering it or decatting it.

I just dont think it would suit it.

The other mods sound good though smile

_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#189205 - 19th Dec 2007 6:23pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: BMW Joe]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Well the biggest performace gain will be from the TU1 (at least 20bhp+) so the decat isnt needed to hit my desired power figure, but its such a cheap and easy mod and can give a few extra bhp.

The ZS springs dont lower it too much (just enough to look better then the 400/45 ride height) but retain the majority of the ride quality, which is important to me. I think the car would look better from the off with ZS alloys on though, doubt it would benefit much from both alloys and springs.

Top
#189224 - 20th Dec 2007 12:05am Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
I dont know much about cars but i had to look twice at that photo.. Cause it does look like a honda hehe.. Nice car matty very neat. smile
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#189245 - 20th Dec 2007 1:53am Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: SoundLad]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Yep does look like the Honda, moreso from the back and the interior as the front is quite distinguishable cos the lights and grill.

Cheers fella smile

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Windows 10 latest "Creators" Update
by diggingdeeper
06:36 PM
Police Camera Van Smashed
by diggingdeeper
03:47 PM
Shibani
by cools
02:52 PM
Honeysuckle
by granny
01:15 PM
STREET MAPS
by Paternoster21
10:54 AM
For Sale & Free
Kacher hose
by GingerTom
20th Apr 2017 8:54pm
For sale ...crown green bowling sets
by jabber_Ish
20th Apr 2017 3:45pm
Galaxy s6 32gb for sale
by mrefc
20th Apr 2017 9:59am
Brown cord sofa and old oven
by anniebo28
20th Apr 2017 9:11am
Motorcycle Boots size 42/44
by locomotive
19th Apr 2017 8:38pm
Featured Member
Registered: 17th Jul 2011
Posts: 7764
Newest Members
windsail, Hollyange, Smitton, Jundy, Ashmann
12282 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
snowshoes (70)
New Wirral Info
Data Entry from Home
by Peter0787
20th Apr 2017 1:04pm
scrap meta
by johncon
14th Apr 2017 5:49pm
Kentwell Hall
by granny
12th Apr 2017 10:45am
Dunham Massey
by granny
12th Apr 2017 10:12am
Plumber - Any recommendations
by Dogwalker59
11th Apr 2017 6:19pm
News : New Topics
Police Camera Van Smashed
by diggingdeeper
03:47 PM
Jehovahs Witnesses outlawed in Russia.
by fish5133
21st Apr 2017 12:00am
No.10 Announcement at 11.15am
by granny
18th Apr 2017 10:59am
Traffic Bar, birkenhead Loses Licence
by diggingdeeper
15th Apr 2017 10:08pm
Kim jong un
by cools
14th Apr 2017 6:43pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Windows 10 latest "Creators" Update
by diggingdeeper
06:36 PM
Shibani
by cools
02:52 PM
Honeysuckle
by granny
01:15 PM
Morris 1000: Miss Piggy"
by Martin1943
19th Apr 2017 9:45pm
Lost Cat
by granny
19th Apr 2017 9:03pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Police Camera Van Smashed 216
Windows 10 latest "Creators" Update 116
Shibani 111
Honeysuckle 107
Happy birthday snowshoes 10
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 5:52am
Sunset Sun 8:28pm
Local Time Sun 12:59pm
Body