Tony Pond IOM TT Challenge Rover Vitesse 100mph lap record
In 1990 Tony Pond one of the greatest British drivers laps the Isle of Man
TT course in a Rover 827 Vitesse averaging 102 mph.
For me this is an incredible lap in a car that is far better than it was
given credit for.
Can you imagine someone trying that in a Ford Granada or BMW 520 or
Citroen, Renault, Vauxhall or any other similar priced cars in the Rover
As said below by liverush24 this was to show how good the Rover is and at
the same time Tony Pond showed how brilliant a driver he is.
He did that lap with an average of over 100mph through those narrow lanes
and country roads, find other 100mph average laps and get a true
perspective of the achievement.
Higgins lap to is impressive and a great achievement but done in a modern
lightweight state of the art, turbo
charged rally car with computer controlled 4 wheel drive to save you in big
moments, ABS etc etc, Ponds lap is in an 80's front wheel drive production
car with a about 180hp, that is truly brilliant.
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!
How to Fix the ABS. ABS Warning Light on? Self Diagnosis Test & Fault Codes. Turn Off ABS dash light
If your ABS light comes on on your Rover 800 (Rover 820/825/827) you can
carry out this simple test to see what is causing the fault (FAULT CODES
SHOWN BELOW) as the vehicle is fitted with an on-board Self-Diagnostics
The connector to use on the late model Rover 800 Mk2 (96-99) only has 2
wires going to it, so you simply connect them together as shown. On earlier
Mk2 Rover 800's (92-96) the connector should have 4 wires. On the early
cars you need to remove the bridge connection that is present, then connect
the Yellow/Green wire to the black wire as shown. (to make sure you have
the right connector the other two wire should be coloured Yellow/Black &
1-2 Start/End Identification
1-6 Front Left Solenoid Valve
1-7 Front Right Wheel
1-8 Rear Wheels Solenoid Valve
1-9 Relays or Relay Power Supply
2-5 Pulsar Ring
3-5 Return Pump
3-7 Brake Light Switch
3-9 Front Left Wheel Speed Sensor Signal
4-1 Front Left Sensor Continuity
4-2 Front Right Wheel Speed Sensor Signal
4-3 Front Right Sensor Continuity
4-4 Rear Left Wheel Speed Sensor Signal
4-5 Rear Left Sensor Continuity
4-6 Rear Right Wheel Speed Sensor Signal
4-7 Rear Right Sensor Continuity
4-8 Battery Voltage Too Low
5-5 Electronic Control Unit
5-6 Interruption of Fault Codes
The Self Diagnosis Feature will store up to the last 3 Faults it has
recorded, even after the fault has been fixed. To clear the Fault Code
Memory after fixing a fault and extinguishing the ABS Fault light on the
dashboard. From the iginition on position, switch the ignition OFF then
back ON 20, yes, 20 times! (This has been known to cause a fuse or two to
pop on a few cars, so you may just need to check everything else is still
working OK before you drive off!).
p.s. Here's my Top Handy Hint: If you have a fault like mine, where you
need an ABS sensor, if you want you can use the ones off the opposite side
of the vehicle if you re-use your brackets off the correct side. (Great tip
when you find a car in the scappers that only has the wrong side one
fitted, because you can still use it.)
Till Next Time, Have Fun!
Rover 825 Coupe
This is Rover 825 Coupe(1996r) in Oxfrd Blue Pearlescent paint. It has 2.5l
175bhp V6 engine :)