Problems with my Rover 220 GTi
"My Rover rant"
Problems with my Rover 220 GTi Recent problems The standard brakes are pretty pathetic (especially for a car like this) but dropping the standard pads for EBC Greenstuff pads really transformed the braking. The brake hosess have been upgraded to braided hoses and I’m using a sythetic brake… Read More...
Performance tuning for the Rover 220 Gti
Getting the best performance from the Rover 220 GTi
Rover 200 brakes are not brilliant – the standard 220 GTi has vented disks I mated this to EBC Greenstuff pads – excellent pads make up for the usual breaking problems- redstuff pads needed a little warming to work best (about 100-200c) so I went for the standard Greenstuff pads and the plus is that now I don't have to clean the alloy wheels so much as they are low brake dust pads). I replaced the brake fluid with a synthetic fluid and the hoses are now braided – the brakes do not fade at all now – pretty impressive stuff! … Read More...
Rovers T series 2.0 engine
"Time for T"
The engine in the car is a 2 litre Multipoint fuel injection systems controlled by Rover MEMS engine management system.
In standard form it generates 136 bhp – 0-60 in 7.8 seconds (not bad) and returns between 20 and 25 mpg (31 when rebuilt) – doesn’t matter if I drive… Read More...