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Hi!

First posting here on this forum! ;)

I'm this Norwegian guy, who have gotten my eyes opened for Rovers, specially those made @ Hondas. Still I don't mind the ti though I hear it's not from Honda?

Anyways, I've been looking around in the Norwegian market, and as you probably know, cars are extremely expensive over here!!
Well, anyway I've found a 620si, the cheapest one so far.. but the thing is it has got some issues.

Electrical window on the drivers side is not working.
Central locking on passenger side is not working either.

What do you guys think of these problems? Easy/cheap to fix? Or should I go up a notch in the price range?

When I see you guys shoping cars for around 1000 pounds I get jealous :p Here in Norway youll have to convert that to 3000 pounds before even finding something like a Rover :D

Hope someone can give some educating answeres to a newbie :p Thanx! ;)
 

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hi and welcome.....

the 600's were co-built by rover and honda.

honda put in their 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3 litre engines

rover put in their L-series diesel ( nasp and later turbo i think? )

and around 1994 they put in the T-series turbo unit in

this was originally a nasp engine too but they made some modifications to make it work

unfortunately 10 years later the quick fixes are going wrong.

check oil levels in the gearbox of any car you look at or buy.

drivers window in very common to fail

service history is best and try and get a "facelift" model ( circa 1996/97 )

these ( not all ) have colour coded wing mirror covers/door handles/door bumper strips.

good luck
 

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First off, welcome to the forum, stay around it's a good place to, next you will get my usual answer of:


Just buy one!!! :p

if you get a looked after one you can't really go wrong.
 

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I bought my first 600, a 620sli (honda engined) last month and I am overjoyed with it. Make sure the car has a full service history and watch out for rust at the rear arches on older models. Not sure about running costs, honda version can be thirsty I've found, and I don't think servicing costs are all that cheap either. But for the money, you will not find a better car in my opinion and I hope to have mine for many years to come.
 

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Well, I've actually got my eye on another one also... (not literally speaking)

It's a Rover 620ti, a little bit more expensive than the si for sale, but with 180 000 km, and is fitted with a Turbo as the model name says. The cheaper si I mentioned earlier, has 200 000 km on its counter.

Anyway, the thing with the ti is that the clutch is worne.. The guy said it wasn't expensive to buy a new one, but how is it to install yourself? How much would it cost me in a garage?

I kind of want a ti :D
 

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Maybe I should link to the cars for you =)

Anyway, here is the ti :

http://finn.no/finn/car/object?finnkode=10009171&sid=17abcT9BTE090291&pos=3&tot=5

here's the si :

http://www.autodb.no/cgi-bin/car/detail.pl?nr=1448257

Well, you can probably not understand much of the text, but the ti has a bad clutch and the si has broken el window driver side, and broken central locking passenger side.

Price translated to pounds is :
For the si : 2500 pounds. + reregistration @ 130 pounds
For the ti : 3000 pounds. + reregistration @ 500 pounds
 

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Maybe I should link to the cars for you =)

Anyway, here is the ti :

http://finn.no/finn/car/object?finnkode=10009171&sid=17abcT9BTE090291&pos=3&tot=5

here's the si :

http://www.autodb.no/cgi-bin/car/detail.pl?nr=1448257

Well, you can probably not understand much of the text, but the ti has a bad clutch and the si has broken el window driver side, and broken central locking passenger side.

Price translated to pounds is :
For the si : 2500 pounds. + reregistration @ 130 pounds
For the ti : 3000 pounds. + reregistration @ 500 pounds
so £3500 on the road then, god and I thought we had it bad in the uk, a ti with a bust clutch would probably go for about £500 - £600 here, to change a ti cluch it's a gearbox off job, the drivers window not working is a common problem and probably means the the arm is bent in the door, a new or secondhand straght one would need to be fitted and the rubbers lubed to avoid this happening again.
 

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a new or secondhand straght one would need to be fitted and the rubbers lubed to avoid this happening again.

Maybe a silly question but what do you lube the rubbers with? (clean answer please!) Is it WD40 or something specific to rubber?
 

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Maybe a silly question but what do you lube the rubbers with? (clean answer please!) Is it WD40 or something specific to rubber?
I was recommended using nylon lube failing that anything that is silicon based should work, WD40 wouldn't hurt but it has to be something that won't dry else if defeats the point
 

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Hi!

First posting here on this forum! ;)

I'm this Norwegian guy, who have gotten my eyes opened for Rovers, specially those made @ Hondas. Still I don't mind the ti though I hear it's not from Honda?

Anyways, I've been looking around in the Norwegian market, and as you probably know, cars are extremely expensive over here!!
Well, anyway I've found a 620si, the cheapest one so far.. but the thing is it has got some issues.

Electrical window on the drivers side is not working.
Central locking on passenger side is not working either.

What do you guys think of these problems? Easy/cheap to fix? Or should I go up a notch in the price range?

When I see you guys shoping cars for around 1000 pounds I get jealous :p Here in Norway youll have to convert that to 3000 pounds before even finding something like a Rover :D

Hope someone can give some educating answeres to a newbie :p Thanx! ;)
Well, I've actually got my eye on another one also... (not literally speaking)

It's a Rover 620ti, a little bit more expensive than the si for sale, but with 180 000 km, and is fitted with a Turbo as the model name says. The cheaper si I mentioned earlier, has 200 000 km on its counter.

Anyway, the thing with the ti is that the clutch is worne.. The guy said it wasn't expensive to buy a new one, but how is it to install yourself? How much would it cost me in a garage?

I kind of want a ti :D
Hi and a warm welcome.

Here in the UK, running a Rover 600, even the turbocharged ti version, need not be expensive. If the owner is not afraid to lift the car's bonnet and repair and service the car, running costs can be kept at low levels.

Those 'issues' you mention about the cars are an easy and inexpensive 'do it yourself' repair here in the UK because used parts are now plentiful in car salvage yards .... In Norway costs will be much higher and used or new parts harder to obtain..

However, some of the Rover enthusiasts on MG-Rover.org are very helpful. I recently helped a Rover owner in Sweden who needed a speed transducer for his 800.

See: http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=164446

I'm always pleased to help a Rover owner in a distant country. He was unable to obtain one over there but, I supplied one for him at little cost which arrived in three days and his car is now running as it should.

I kind of want a ti :D

That's understandable....:).

620ti Clutches are not very expensive ( often quite cheap over here in the UK ~ search ebay for clutch specialists and find shipping costs ) and involve around 4 or 5 hours labour/work in a well equipped workshop to change. I can change one in about 10 leisurely hours in an ordinary private house garage working with limited facilities and tools. However, I worked thoroughly and clean the parts where necessary which takes much time.

There are four R620ti in my immediate family and all are reliable and not expensive to run.

Good luck whichever you chose.
 

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Wow, thank you for very good answers ;) Great help!
Well... If Great Brittain hadn't been an island things would have been alot easier. Then I could just buy a ti with a broken clutch, drive over to england and get it fixed for a smaller amount of money =)
Anyways... have been thinking of importing as the cheapest 620si here today with no errors is out for about 6000 pounds. Thats just too expensive hehe. Hmm... There isn't a guide anywhere as to how one changes clutch on these cars? Putting it in a garage for a 6 hour job would cost about 600 pounds or something, not to mentioning the price of the clutch itself. Been told they go for about 300 pounds here in Norway.

No... DIY is the thing! :D But how? :p
 

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Welcome, Good to see a memeber outside of the UK, I have a 600ti and think its great and the power is crazy for the insurance it costs.

I would try www.ebay.co.uk for Rover 600 parts, I have quite alot of rover parts on there and quite a few have gone to europe! Even sold a 1.3 metro cylinder head to canada once!
 

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There were indeed two versions of the L series in the 600, but one was intercooled and one wasn't, both were turbocharged though... But neither as much fun as the ti! lol!
i knew it was one or the other lol. i took a gamble he he

fitting a clutch isn't hard really.

snoemann, if you decide to buy one. i can sell you my old haynes manual which shows you how to do jobs like that?
 

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i knew it was one or the other lol. i took a gamble he he

fitting a clutch isn't hard really.

snoemann, if you decide to buy one. i can sell you my old haynes manual which shows you how to do jobs like that?
you have a haynes manual for 600ti? as been looking for one myself as done few bits myself but could do with a bit of a guide. it says the standard 600 book isn't compatable with the turbo version how muchyou wanting for it?
 

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The Haynes for the Rover 800, 825 and 827s cover the T16 engines as well as the V6 engined cars. Get that and the 600 Haynes (only covers the Honda engine jobbies) and the two manuals will suffice. Why they could not include the T16 Sections from the 800 Haynes into the 600 versions has always puzzled me. The 600 Haynes clearly states on the back cover that the Petrol Turbo engined cars are not covered. I believe there's also a separate haynes manual for the Rover Diesel ENGINES.
 

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they know how to squeeze every penny they can outta you thats why not intent enough on car breaking down alone lol well looks like i'll be buying both then cause i know my luck......
 

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There were indeed two versions of the L series in the 600, but one was intercooled and one wasn't, both were turbocharged though... But neither as much fun as the ti! lol!

thats not right mate only one version of the L series in the 600 its the intercooled version, its the 200 and 400 that has both intercooled and non intercooled engines in them.

i have had two 600ti's before and they are fun to drive with plenty of power
 

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not denying that for one second allus keeps me smiling even when i'm under the bonnet cause i know once running again all is forgotten. sure its more expensive to run(says the missus)but wont be getting rid oh no cant see why aint had one before now,well part of the club now hopefully for sometime to come.....
 
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