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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:01 pm 
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It's interesting that other MGRs using the same charcoal canister have much simpler filler tubes...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Except the Honda-derived models such as the 200/400 . . . . . . .

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 Post subject: RE:800 Fuel Filler Pipes ..the post you've all been waiting
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:18 am 
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Well I finally found the time to take my fuel filler pipe off my Coupe. (& only because I had SORN'd the car to do so! otherwise it might never of happened! ...until of course it would have to happen anyway!!!)



As with all other rover 800 filler pipes, :o 'it was worse than expected'! :oops:



Anyway to the important bit;

removal;


http://youtu.be/OHaGtVtXG7I



and here's the STAINLESS STEEL one :thumbup: I now have fitted to my coupe;

http://youtu.be/2ISLSsL2vXE




I hope this can help others, even though I did not show how to make any new back pipes (all four of the back pipes are connected to each other by the way)(my brother understands why, I personally don't have a clue!) but hopefully this solution can be added to others out there. (..and for me was certainly the cheapest option {...money wise! as to favours, I am now getting short of those! [thanks to all who helped]} )

Happy Motoring!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:32 am 
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sorry if my vids have not shown above :?


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Links fixed ;)

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:thumbup: thanks


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Useful vids, thanks! After all that work in lovely stainless steel, it seems a shame to pant them black. Just my opinion of course.

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thanks, I only intended to paint the back pipes, but the welder suggested the welds were now the weak point! and painting the welds would ensure the pipes outlast the car! So I just painted it all.

They looked almost too good to fit when they were shiny! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:23 pm 
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I take it he used mild steel wire instead of stainless wire to weld the joins then. Nothing wrong with that except obviously the mild steel will of course rust but stainless wire is F-expensive and apparently hard to work with - so i've been told anyway.

Roughly speaking how much did it cost to go down this route? Curious as i used a stainless marine filler and marine fuel hose with a couple of adaptors etc and re-used the breather/recovery pipes to do my coupe and it came to about £70 all in for new stuff.

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Hi, it cost me under £45 + an awful lot of favours!


£23 being the price I paid for the 2nd hand Disco pipes on ebay. (the week after a set went unsold for £21!)
(even buying them new at £99 though would be worth spending, I think!)

£4 hose connector (ebay) (I had a choice of some borrowed ones too)

£15 POR paint (although the other two thirds of a can might go on a 1 or 2 scuttle panel(s), and other bits and bobs in the garage (if I get round to it before the paint goes off in the tin!))

The underbody seal (was just what I had in as I was painting the entire underneath of this and another 800)

The Jubilee clips, narrow tubing, flattened pipe, and other bits were just borrowed, returning what ones I did not use :wink:

Welding was free, so I was happy with whatever I was getting! So no doubt it would have been the normal stuff, as weeks earlier they told me they could not weld Stainless!? ...although I don't know what changed!!!


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They have used Co2 and not argon by the looks of that also as said mild steel wire the welds will rust up. Was that done by a fabrication company if it was don't take this wrong but that welding is not the best at all. It will do the job but if it was a fabrication company I would advise them finding a new welder.

Other then that a tidy job.


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