Rover Professionals - Service Insight - L Series Diesel
Copied directly from a dealership VHS video
If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and
Montego models, we would love to hear from you.
Look into the L series diesel engine - fitted to the Rover 600.
- 2.0 'L' Series Engine Strip
- Fly by Wire Throttle
- Main Servicing Features
Rover Group Ltd - 1995
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!
Automatic Gearbox Self Diagnosis Test. For Jatco Gear Box. Rover 800 825 2.5 KV6 Auto.
Having a Gearbox Problem with your Rover 800 KV6 Auto? or looking to buy a
Rover 825 Automatic?
Then you may want to know how to check the Gear Box the easy way. The Jatco
Auto Box is fitted with a Electronic Self Diagnosis Test. Easy to check. No
The 'Sport' mode light will flash any Fault codes found. Continuous
flashing equals no fault. If a fault is found the code is displayed by a
sequence of flashes. example; A common fault is the inhibitor switch (which
is located on top of the gearbox and is attached to the end of the gear
selector cable). This results in five flashes quickly followed by another
five flashes. Fault code 5-5. Any other faults are shown in a similar way.
The Fault Codes are as follows;
1-1 Vehicle speed sensor 1 (Open or short circuit)
1-3 Engine speed sensor (Open or short circuit)
1-5 ATF temperature sensor (Open)
2-1 Throttle sensor (Open or short circuit)
2-4 Vehicle speed sensor 2 (Open or short circuit)
3-1 Shift solenoid A (Open circuit)
3-2 Shift solenoid B (Open circuit)
3-3 Over-run clutch solenoid (Open circuit)
3-4 Lock-up solenoid (Open circuit)
3-5 Line pressure solenoid (Open circuit)
3-6 Shift lock solenoid (Open circuit)
4-1 Short circuit
4-2 Short circuit
4-3 Short circuit
4-4 Short circuit
4-5 Short circuit
4-6 Short circuit
5-2 Serial communication circuit (Open or short circuit)
5-3 Torque down control circuit (Open or short circuit)
5-4 Vehicle speed sensor 1 & 2 (Open or short circuit)
5-5 Inhibitor switch (Open or short circuit)
6-1 Memory back-up (Open or short circuit)
6-2 Battery supply (Open or short circuit)
6-3 Wrong gear (Open or short circuit)
Then switch your ignition off to exit the test.
To clear the Gear Box memory, you remove the left hand fuse in a bank of 6
fuses under the steering coloumn, for at least five minutes.
Rover 800 Fastback Lazy Locking Electric Windows. 4/5 Door Rover 820 825 827 i/Si/Vitesse/Sterling
Late Model Mk2 Rover 800 Alarm Remote Control. (For 4/5 Door Rover
800's)(See My Other Vids for Coupe!)
Press Once = Lock Doors.
Press Twice = Dead Lock Doors.
Press Once & Hold = Lock Doors & Lazy Lock Windows (& Sunroof).
Press Twice & Hold = Dead Lock Doors & Lazy Lock Windows (& Sunroof).
Normal Locking includes Doors/Boot & Setting Alarm/Immobilser.
The 1999 V Reg Car in the Video Does NOT have a Sunroof & so that part of
the Lazy Lock Feature Does NOT Apply in this Case.
Window shut Order (Anti-Clockwise). Front Passenger Side. Rear Passenger
Side. Rear Drivers Side. Front Drivers Side.
ELECTRIC WINDOWS/SUNROOF BEEPING? Car Fix. Program Drivers Door Switches. Rover 800 820 825 827
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!