is Rover Testbook?
Some thirty years between the original MGB launched in the early
sixties and the MG RV8
the MG RV8 appears a classic sports car but underneath the bonnet
it is a very modern car with sophisticated engine management systems.
Monitoring and maintaining those systems requires computing power
which is where the state-of-the-art Rover Testbook comes in with its
new system of fault diagnosis.
A stunning sportscar at its launch, the RV8 is still very good
looking classic sports car over ten years later!
The MG RV8 continued the Breed at a difficult time for Rover and
is now a much sought after classic MG
All MG Rover dealers
have Rover Testbook because the new range of MGs - the F, TF, ZR,
ZS and ZT - need the system for servicing and fault diagnosis. Brown
& Gammons, the MGV8 specialists at Baldock in Hertfordshire, have
the system too and explain on their informative website that "the
ECU on the MG RV8 is connected to the Rover Testbook computer which
then reads the car's "log of events". It then analyses the
information, traces back to where the fault originally occurred and
what caused it, and then points the technician to where the problems
lies. This eliminates the hours spent trying to diagnose the fault
by more traditional "trial and error" methods. This ultimately
saves time which is reflected in the labour charge" on your
service bill! Just remember to mention this as Malcolm and his team
make up your next service invoice when you are at Baldock!
Testbook kit mounted on a trolley for easy access to cars during
servicing at Brown & Gammons
RV8 engine bay - a compact space
The RV8 Workshop
Notes covering Rover Testbook and the RV8 diagnostic plug (or
115 Diagnostic plug on an RV8
118 Meeting the diagnostic challenge
122 RV8 diagnostic leads
123 More on RV8 electronics/diagnostics