Rover 800 ELECTRIC WINDOWS/SUNROOF BEEPING? 820 825 827 vitesse sterling coupe
This is how to stop your windows and/or sunroof from beeping on your Rover 800. I needed to do the ones on my Rover 800 (Zircon Silver Coupe No.1) after reconnecting the battery. This will usually solve the beeping (although it normally takes a few more goes!).
If the windows do still beep, then you may have to remove the door panels and use some spray grease on the cables/mechanicals! Sometimes the drivers switch pack may need resoldering, as they do suffer from dry solder joints on occassion. (as you have two switches on each window in every car, then if one does work and one does not, then it is worth resoldering the one that does not fully function).
Also some owners do seem to suggest problems occuring as a result of bad connections in the main fuse box too! So if the above stuff fails it will do you no harm to have that resoldered too!
Rover 827 Vitesse 5 Speed
Short footage of a MK1 Rover 827 Vitesse 5 speed, being driven by a moron!!! The owner is the guy in mid film, with the worried smile on his face! I cannot believe, that a few months later, I went on to own this car... superb bit of kit, and my 2nd Honda V6 powered Rover....
My Rover 800 Sterling
Just a short video of my Rover 820 Sterling in Willow green, as you can see i've butched it up a bit with 17'' Vitesse alloys and lower suspension. Bog standard T-series Auto. Love this car. I bought it in January 2011 for £600 and have probably spent about 4 times that getting it up to scratch. More vids to come! its still a bit of a work in progress www.rover800.info
Abusing a Rover 820!!
This one was picked up as a "non runner", with a severe head gasket problem... so we intended to strip it of all useable bits, to keep our own 800's going.... Although we had V6's, a lot of the other bits were common... and this was a particularly rare 8v model, with a carburettor, it seemed a shame to kill it, but we did, and had some fun in the process... I'd like to add that I am NOWHERE to be seen in this vid!
Old Top Gear Rover P5B
Old Top Gear from 1998
Quentin Willson roadtests Queen Elizabeth II's Rover P5B Coupé and plays the Chancellor Of The Exchequer in the process. He covers things to look for in a used P5B and the features of this quaint limosine
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 26th March 1998
Old Top Gear Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
Old Top Gear from 1998
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Rolls Royce Silver Seraph, basically a Bentley Arnage
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 12th March 1998