Tag Archives: Rover V8

Rover V8 Electric Water Pump

Davies Craig ewp150 Elecric water pumpI’ve fitting an electric water pump to my Rover V8. The P38 water pump I was using tried to occupy the same space as the front 4×4 prop shaft. I had a mate cut and weld it, but clearance was…

Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 – Troubles Starting

Broken Bosch Ignition Driver LegsAs many regular readers know, I’d had my Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 started within a couple turns of they crank. The next evening, with the wiring on the idle valve I tried again. Absolutely nothing. It didn’t even try to start.

Rover V8 Tuner Studio – CTS / ATS Calibration

Tuner StudioTo successfully use a Megasquirt you must use Tuner Studio to calibrate all your sensors. For a Rover V8 4.6L P38 the Coolant Temperature Sensor CTS has detailed calibration information available. Although the default Saab(Bosch) values are a great start.

Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies

Rover V8 Throttle BodiesI’ve been looking into fitting Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies. Rover did it on a limited number SD1 Vitesse’s. I wanted to modify a Thor Manifold; for it’s looks and height; to twin plenums. I’ve done some calculations.

Rover V8 ExtraEfi Megasquirt – Will it run?

Rover V8 ExtraEfi MegasquirtThere’s been a lot of work getting my Rover V8 Megasquirt engine from ‘looking’ ready to actually ready to start. The headers weren’t bolted on, the battery was from a car I scrapped in the 90’s and my cheap fuel…

Megasquirt ECU – Rover V8 4.6Ltr

Locost Rover V8 MegasquirtMy Megasquirt ECU V8 project is getting close to the point of turning the key. I decided to tidy the wiring and EMI shield the ECU.

Rover V8 Locost 4×4 -Wiring and Plumbing

Locost Rover V8 4x4Putting a Rover V8 and 4wd into a Locost was always going to take a long time. Finishing the wiring and the plumbing seems to have taken forever.

Rover V8 Serpentine Belt

Rover V8 Serpentine BeltThe standard 4.6 Litre Rover V8 has a really long Serpentine belt. It drives a lot of equipment I don’t need such as air conditioning and power steering. Mine was fitted with a 7PK2320 belt. That’s a 7 ridge flat belt, 2320mm long. With all the ancillaries fitted, the engine simply didn’t come close to fitting in the engine bay.

Rover V8 Locost 4.6Litre 4×4

Rover V8 4.6Litre Locost 4×4. I’ve changed from JEE Rover SD1 to Megasquirt 4.6

DIY Stainless Rover V8 Headers

Rover V8 Headers - StainlessRover V8 headers made from stainless aren’t easy to make DIY. I started them nearly a year ago, but they’re finally finished. My previous attempt at making stainless headers My first attempt used bits of hoover tube. They were a…