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rathlindri 31st January 2014 17:24

What I did with my Rover 75/MG ZT today?
 
Perhaps this might work??

The subject for commenting on is unlimited...for example: perhaps you washed, fixed, cleaned, crashed (hope not), sold, bought, modified, passed/failed mot, etc etc anything goes ..... you get the idea. Just thought it might be a successful format for a thread here also?

Anyway, I'll get the ball rolling...

Today I fitted the 5 wiper blades recommended by pab and I'm well pleased with them. Also rodded the plenum drain which had about 1/2 inch of water in it....some leaf litter in the drain pipe..

anyone else??

cusm 31st January 2014 17:30

I lost all feeling in my fingers, changing drop links.

Mikeal1 31st January 2014 17:55

Today I changed my miss matched passenger front and rear doors, now all panels on my car match!

BruLan 31st January 2014 18:03

Today I inflated both Front Tyres to 32 PSI , thought I needed the wheels balancing but this did the trick :}

DAS68 31st January 2014 18:08

Today I replaced the clips on the fuel hoses on my UBP to stop a leak after putting a new UBP on yesterday

Simon.h 31st January 2014 18:09

Removed the front speakers that MGR got from the pound bin and replaced them with high power ones.

dattrike 31st January 2014 18:16

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I changed my leather auto knob for a BM wobbly walnut one.

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KernowRover 31st January 2014 18:46

I changed the thermostat and engine temp. sensor on my 75

nomzamo999 31st January 2014 18:48

Drove to Newquay for a paediatric first aid course, then on to Launceston to work, via home (St. Blazey). Strangely, I didn't see a single 75 or ZT all day. I normally see four or five 75s and at least one ZT.

Booked a service at my local garage (across the road from me).
I don't have a garage, and this is really not the weather for mucking about changing oil on the street.

Lordy 31st January 2014 18:48

Gave the EGR one last clean with a chissel, WD40, wet and dry and a rag.

Result cleaner then its ever have been.

Bigcul1 31st January 2014 18:56

Today I sent admiring glances towards my 75 :D

ianfletcher 31st January 2014 18:57

Today I picked my car up from the garage after it had the nearside drive shaft replaced because the original one snapped on Sunday

rathlindri 31st January 2014 19:07

Brilliant guys, a nice eclectic mix, just what I was hoping for! Keep them coming...

:bowdown:

barann 31st January 2014 19:07

Today dropped car at the garage to have rusty brake pipes replaced and cruise control switch reset :bowdown:

Mills2009 31st January 2014 19:33

Today the ZTT had a new OEM thermostat fitted. All toasty and warm once more!

Lynyrd Skynner 31st January 2014 19:41

Today I drove the ZT to work parked in the car park where it sat having a "all day wash " for free , pi55ed down all day , then I drove it home....

Captain Crappycrimp 31st January 2014 19:42

Today I completely ignored the evil money pit and applied for the details of my previous ZTT so I can buy it back.:D

GED75 31st January 2014 19:58

i did nothing, its working fine :eek:

DaveyC 31st January 2014 20:14

Today I had my new clocks T4d and fitted by Terry at TS Autos :D

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...131_110721.jpg

And continued fitting my wrapped dash parts

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...arter/dash.jpg

andy1968 31st January 2014 20:17

Today I booked my 75 in for a service next Monday and treated it to 50 litres of diesel

david75 31st January 2014 22:24

Today I accidentally kicked the drivers' door carpet trim and it fell off. Tomorrow I will be refitting it with some new fir tree clips.

bl52krz 31st January 2014 22:28

Today i sent the wife out shopping while i had a look on this web site, and now i am on here again. Good init.

lovema75 31st January 2014 22:28

Today I drove my car on some errands, then waved a tearful goodbye to the walnut wheel.:mad:

Duotone 31st January 2014 22:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveyC (Post 1560005)
Today I had my new clocks T4d and fitted by Terry at TS Autos :D

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...131_110721.jpg

Come on Dave get that airbag light sorted ;);)

Dave T

DaveyC 31st January 2014 22:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duotone (Post 1560191)
Come on Dave get that airbag light sorted ;);)

Dave T

LOL. You spotted it too. Its been on my to do list since I changed my seats. Terry (TS Autos) has found the culprit and I now know exactly which connector to fix. Just need a dry day. :D

Dave :D:D

lovema75 1st February 2014 15:06

Today I felt sorry for lesser people as I glided regally by.:suckers:

Mikeal1 1st February 2014 20:03

Today I went to visit Artic. I had the handbrake mod fitted, carried out the bonnet mod, installed the spy hole mod. Changed the inter cooler 'o' rings, changed the fule filter, replaced the rubber trim at the bottom of the door, replaced the silver surrounds on the door handle.

pab 1st February 2014 20:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikeal1 (Post 1561097)
Today I went to visit Artic. I had the handbrake mod fitted, carried out the bonnet mod, installed the spy hole mod. Changed the inter cooler 'o' rings, changed the fule filter, replaced the rubber trim at the bottom of the door, replaced the silver surrounds on the door handle.

So, all in all a productive day..

trikey 1st February 2014 20:12

T4'd my gold diesel to reset everything after a boot full of water spiked the canbus system.

First_damned 1st February 2014 20:58

Trying to figure out my blasted water ingress issue that I have got, and then thinking if I can't fix it what shall I do, get another car? What should I get?

Ken B 1st February 2014 21:03

Today we went for a test drive in a new MG3. Very nice to well finished and not a bad drive.
Ordering one next week...

lovema75 1st February 2014 21:26

This afternoon I refitted my standard wheel, then ate a chocolate bar to cheer myself up.:cry:

Nige B 1st February 2014 21:32

Today I modified a mondeo engine mount ready for future fitting to a launch car.Tomorrow will be thinking up ways to avoid doing all sorts of things i should have done several weeks ago.:D

MrDoodles 1st February 2014 23:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken B (Post 1561169)
Today we went for a test drive in a new MG3. Very nice to well finished and not a bad drive.
Ordering one next week...

Blimey, you must be rich then! :bowdown:

If I was going to blow 7K in three years on a car, it certainly wouldn't be one of those! :(

Mdan 1st February 2014 23:11

i washed mine today feeling sorry for myself waiting for a speeding tickey

DaveyC 1st February 2014 23:16

Fitted vinyl wrapped dash, fixed my airbag light (hopefully for good!) anf fitted my auto dimming mirror. :D

Mr_Shed 1st February 2014 23:20

Today I have been working, as the ZT is my weekend car (lucky enough to have company vehicle ) was really nice to pick her up and take a drive.

nomzamo999 2nd February 2014 00:04

Today I nearly lost my ZT-T by driving in the dark on a snowy road that hadn't been gritted.
My botty was twitching like a rabbit's nose for a while!

CallumSinclair 2nd February 2014 00:36

I went to a car club meeting in Chester :)

FrazzleTC 2nd February 2014 01:33

I fitted a driver's side cupholder to the ZT.

tdi90 2nd February 2014 04:24

Today I;

Booked the car in for 4 new tyres
Sprayed inside all the outer door handles with lithum grease cos they keep freezing shut
Whacked a dose of injector cleaner in the tank (double strength)
Purchased a 36mm socket ready for a service in a couple of weeks
Got over taken (but only just!) by the ZT's smaller saloon brother, the ZS. Not sure what he'd done to it but it was belching out black smoke like a good un!

BaroqueMoon 2nd February 2014 06:38

Today I sat inside dreaming of a number of things I intend doing to the 75 but it's nearly 40 degrees C outside so I just go through the process in my mind instead :)

DaveyC 2nd February 2014 07:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by BaroqueMoon (Post 1561396)
Today I sat inside dreaming of a number of things I intend doing to the 75 but it's nearly 40 degrees C outside so I just go through the process in my mind instead :)

Its 40 degrees here too. Only its farenheit and not celcius.......:getmecoat::duh:

Lynyrd Skynner 2nd February 2014 14:46

Today had to take advantage of the sun shine and the ZT had a wash and polish and some nice shiney bolts and washers under the bonnet , tried to find the source of my vibration but still no luck , the search continues.....

FrazzleTC 2nd February 2014 16:03

I've cleaned the 75, and replaced the gearknob.

Sidetops 2nd February 2014 16:17

Today I gave my 75 a thorough clean.

I Vacuumed the carpets and boot, cleaned the leather, cleaned the windows inside and out, and a nice soapy shampoo (supagard) wash and leather off.

Looks fabulous, and has a nice leathery smell inside :)

pab 2nd February 2014 16:20

I've also treated the car to a wash, and a under bonnet wipe down.

Still contemplating fitting the 190 badges under the side repeaters.

arjan_m 2nd February 2014 16:27

Today I've replaced the retainer clips of the rear lights (Tourer), and I've fitted chromed pipes to the exhaust.

Pictures will follow in my mod topic :D

Alan123 2nd February 2014 16:45

I've gave Connie her 6000k service oil and filters good wash polish wax I'm now cleaning the MG straights 18" alloys I bought for her yesterday can't wait to get them on :drool4:

MangoMan 2nd February 2014 16:46

Took mine for a quick run after sitting on the drive for 2 months, (and it felt/drove just like the day I parked it) gave it a quick Wash & Dry and put the Cover back on....

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...5.jpg~original

Happy! :D

yzf600r 2nd February 2014 16:57

Washed, dried and polished outside. Cleaned all windows, polished dash, wiped leather down, vacumed carpets/seats and cleaned mats. Finally stood in kitchen looking at zt out of the window in admiration for a fair few minutes.

Mikeal1 2nd February 2014 17:18

Today I fitted an air filter. Changed the boot cover clip for a new one (Thanks T-Shirt) I tried to repair my loose fitting rear light, to no avail.

drewesq 2nd February 2014 17:19

Oil service, chrome painted roof bars and grille, fixed a dash rattle/vibration, fixed a plasticy knock from front wheel wells and finally stuck some felt tape around the bottom of the handbrake handle because feels nice and it stopped the handbrake button from rattling. All in all very happy but still not had the confidence to do the in life stat! 😀

Brett74 2nd February 2014 17:25

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Today i got round to fitting the led side lights and Osram Dipped Beam Bulbs..

And finally installed my budget tablet Which cost 85 inc all the parts i needed here are a few pics but no before or during just bits and finished. I wired the 12v socket to the ignition feed to the stereo with an inline fuse for protection. I threaded the Infrared wire for the steering controls for the Kenwood stereo through the cage so it still works the stereo. Then plugged in the Kenwood rca adapter into the stereo which turns the CD function into an Aux for the input from the tablet.

DaveyC 2nd February 2014 17:26

Did this: http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...39#post1561939

Dave :D:D:D:D

Brett74 2nd February 2014 17:28

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And finally

Rich2140 2nd February 2014 17:34

Few little bits today:

Fitted this little gem so I can use my phone through the existing stereo, just for music obviously but saved me getting a new stereo.
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/151217241529?nav=RVI&sbk=1

Fitted a new grille badge as mine has totally faded, can recommend this one as it is very good quality and fitted perfectly.
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/261365524164?nav=RVI&sbk=1

Fitted a new set of wiper blades having seen the thread on here I went for the aero flat ones and they seem much much better so far. I went for the 22" driver and 21" passenger from a seller called performanceraceparts and I'm very happy.

Finally fitted a spangly new set of number plates with the D shaped rear. Really sets the car off nicely.

Tomorrow will be a good clean and then next week I'll be fitting the egr bypass, inline stat and changing the gearbox oil. May also fit a set of 4.3k or 6k xenon conversions but havent decided on that yet. :)

persuer 2nd February 2014 17:58

Today I have partly fitted my reversing camera until my hands and back gave out :}, decided that was enough, ate my roast dinner and had a cat nap for a couple of hours.

Tis such a hard life ;), that is until the morning and back off to work.

Rich2140 2nd February 2014 18:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by drewesq (Post 1561936)
Oil service, chrome painted roof bars and grille, fixed a dash rattle/vibration, fixed a plasticy knock from front wheel wells and finally stuck some felt tape around the bottom of the handbrake handle because feels nice and it stopped the handbrake button from rattling. All in all very happy but still not had the confidence to do the in life stat! 😀

Don't suppose you have any pictures of the rails? I'm very tempted to chrome paint mine and wondered how they worked out?

Mr_Shed 2nd February 2014 18:32

Today got up at reasonable time and washed ZT before going for a run to chelmsford. It was a nice sunny day out in Essex although was a chipper 5 degrees. Nice to get outside and enjoy the sun for a change, roll on spring lol.

david75 2nd February 2014 18:37

Had a first go at cleaning under the bonnet of my new V6. Main engine cover, top of inlet manifold, battery cover, air box and fuse box all came up nice from under the grime of many years. A long way to go to get to the standard of some I've seen on here, but had to start somewhere.

75Connie 2nd February 2014 18:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by dattrike (Post 1559851)
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I changed my leather auto knob for a BM wobbly walnut one.

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Where can they be got? Thanks.

Georgies Dad 2nd February 2014 18:56

Emptied the ashtray!

It was full of mrs w44ntys sweet papers:D

suzublu 2nd February 2014 19:02

Nowt,same as yesterday,& the day before,and the day before that :shrug::getmecoat::D

drewesq 2nd February 2014 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich2140 (Post 1562025)
Don't suppose you have any pictures of the rails? I'm very tempted to chrome paint mine and wondered how they worked out?

I didn't take any pictures because I was a bit pushed for time! I'm not very good at this kind of stuff but it turned out better than I expected :-)

pab 2nd February 2014 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1562098)
Nowt,same as yesterday,& the day before,and the day before that :shrug::getmecoat::D

What's up, you run out of LED ideas. ;)

suzublu 2nd February 2014 19:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by pab (Post 1562107)
What's up, you run out of LED ideas. ;)

Never run out of ideas,just the talent to put them into practice :getmecoat::D

lovema75 2nd February 2014 19:26

Today I enjoyed driving around in the sunshine, listening to the roar of the obedient V6.:luvya:

scorpio stu 2nd February 2014 19:29

I cleaned both cars the ztt and 75 who both look lovely. I also just drive to south gate to drop my daughter at a party

DaveyC 2nd February 2014 19:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1562108)
Never run out of ideas,just the talent to put them into practice :getmecoat::D

Find a use for these then Ronnie :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2713403607...84.m1439.l2649

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/5x-Super-Brig...SoXYq/$_12.JPG

suzublu 2nd February 2014 19:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveyC (Post 1562166)

Hmmmmmm :cool::D

DaveyC 2nd February 2014 19:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1562175)
Hmmmmmm :cool::D

I ordered these and will think of what to do with them when they turn up. LOL. Really should not drink and go on Ebay.......

suzublu 2nd February 2014 19:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveyC (Post 1562181)
I ordered these and will think of what to do with them when they turn up. LOL. Really should not drink and go on Ebay.......

I know what you mean :D:D I was thinking footwell lights:shrug:

lovema75 2nd February 2014 19:49

I think they would burn a hole in your carpet!

motmann 2nd February 2014 19:56

have put this job off for 3 weeks! n/s front door woudnt open from outside or inside. checked the "how to" on the forum, looked at the photos etc, tried wd40, arranged a new door card still no good, had a think about it, went to the shed, got the "secret tool" went to the car, got the door open and working in 30sec with no damage! result! pm me if you need to know how? it will work on any of the 4 doors

DaveyC 2nd February 2014 19:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1562190)
I know what you mean :D:D I was thinking footwell lights:shrug:

Damn! If I put them in now, I'll have to credit you with the idea. It has to be done.......... :D:D:D

billericaymgxpower 2nd February 2014 20:45

Drove my wife to wife to Bluewater because spending a whole day at Lakeside was not enough AARRRGGGHHHHH:mad:

Trevor1975 2nd February 2014 21:44

After a busy weekend I managed to get 30 mins spare to work on the 75 :D

Changed all the bumper upper, headlight and 2 slam panel bolts for stainless cap screws and washers. Looks great and the bonus is it will be much easier to get the bumper off next time :cool:

(PS Thank-you Falcoron)

shiner 2nd February 2014 23:53

Removed the old front bumper fixings and headlight fixings. Replaced them with stainless steel bolts, and fitted a ac xenon h7 5000k headlight upgrade into our projector headlights.removed the slam panel and replaced the siezed ns bonnet latch .Then put it all back together again:D

Dansrockin 2nd February 2014 23:59

Filled it up with super unleaded! :eek:

arodriguez 3rd February 2014 00:44

I adjusted the spark plug gaps down to 0.6mm to cure a long standing miss fire at full boost.. Not counting my chickens but a quick drive earlier looks good :D

tareim 3rd February 2014 02:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveyC (Post 1562166)

saw them the other day when browsing the bay to relieve boredom, was toying with the idea of the centre lights then decided against it, current LEDs are bright enough :D

Simondi 3rd February 2014 08:19

Left it on the drive as I'm on a course in Ayr and commuting by train

Lynyrd Skynner 3rd February 2014 13:55

Fitted LEDs in boot this lunchtime will have to wait until this evening for the full effect....

dons1983 3rd February 2014 14:07

Working hard trying to t-cut the touch up paint I applied.

spudtrooper37 3rd February 2014 19:04

Went to work in my ZT-T. On way home after work I ran out of petrol after about 100 yards :duh: even though I have trip computer

keitheddy 3rd February 2014 21:56

Had new rear brake discs and pads + wheel bearing fitted. Hope to cure brake judder and wheel "drumming" noise. Will find out on drive to work tommorow!

Simondi 3rd February 2014 21:59

Home early so fixed the rear offside light seal:D

Mikeal1 3rd February 2014 22:06

Today I went to the scrapyard and managed to source the rest of the trim I have been missing since buying my tourer, I also found the engine cover bolts I have been missing and a door lock cable and plenum cover for my dad's saloon.

Janny 3rd February 2014 23:47

Bought it & drove home :}

Poggit 4th February 2014 00:13

Today I checked the the four wheel alignment using a Gunsons Trackrite. They were fine BTW:D

Graham1961 4th February 2014 00:22

Last week i fitted the walnut kit from Simon (in Bulgaria) and it looks rather nice.

rathlindri 8th February 2014 14:52

Removed leaking offside rear light seal, re-glued the join, siliconed both sides of seal all round and refitted. Won't have long to wait for rain no doubt to see if it's fixed...:D

spider13 8th February 2014 15:08

I finally got round to fitting my e-zee digital temp gauge and it looks fantastic and works a treat too
steve:}

EricLC 8th February 2014 15:44

I finally cleaned the plenum covers that I had removed a while ago. Treated them with black WOW glued the loose rubber window edge to the top cover. Fitted the carpet clips that came with the car but were never installed. Had quite a fight with the thick carpet and the narrow pre cut openings, but after some messing around I got them in. Quite an improvement: the mats are now neatly kept in place! Crawled in the boot to operate the manual latch, after I had closed it after disconnecting the battery: stupid. Gave the leather on the drivers side yet another treatment with Gliptone. Is now getting that nice matte finish and the lovely smell. Did some cleaning under the bonnet; am still hasitant to give it a full clean because of the large amount of electrical wires and connectors (it's the V8, so not as cleanly organised as the other models).

Lynyrd Skynner 8th February 2014 16:51

Fitted some new washers to Steve916s boot lid mod now works nicely , then gave the old girl a damn good wash having been thru some mucky flood water yesterday...

Supervinnie40 8th February 2014 17:24

Apart from installing some extra lights in the boot, installing the DD Android unit I also installed my bonnet LED's. They switch on and off when you open or close the bonnet.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...65183070_n.jpg

dattrike 8th February 2014 17:52

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Today I drove to my local scrapyard and got for my V6:

good inlet manifold with throttle body and vis motors (both working)
cam sensor, 2 hole switch panel, a set of Tourer chrome hooks for the boot
(for the diesel) and a set of scuttle clips for 30. :D

I also got a set of tourer roof bars for someone else for 10 :D

Then it hissed down :mad: so I went home to watch the Rugby :D

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andy1968 8th February 2014 17:52

Went up to Norwich, covered 202 miles at an average of 51.3mpg :)

rathlindri 9th February 2014 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supervinnie40 (Post 1569118)
Apart from installing some extra lights in the boot, installing the DD Android unit I also installed my bonnet LED's. They switch on and off when you open or close the bonnet.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...65183070_n.jpg


Now THAT I like!!

MangoMan 9th February 2014 16:45

When I was in Portugal late last year I saw this cheap ARBO Carnauba Polish in one of the big Supermarkets, Continente or Jumbo, can't remember which.

It was only Euro2.99 so I thought it was worth a try. Anyway, I had forgotten about it until today, and seeing as it wasn't raining, (amazing in itself!) I thought I would give it a quick go on the Bonnet seeing as I had given it a quick wash the other day, but had had it covered since.

I was quite impressed how it covered and how nice it applied itself on the paintwork, nice and smooth and creamy! Left it for a few minutes to dry off a bit and I have to honestly say I was impressed how it buffed-up quite quickly, and easily.

So I thought 2 quid well spent. Off course we will wait and see how long it lasts, but it was really smooth and the polish cloth just slid off the Bonnet...

I took a couple of photo's, not the best as it was in the shade between houses.

So if you're in Portugal next time I would recommend it, if you see it... ;)

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

And back to bed...lol. :cool:

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original

andy1968 9th February 2014 16:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoMan (Post 1570288)
When I was in Portugal late last year I saw this cheap ARBO Carnauba Polish in one of the big Supermarkets, Continente or Jumbo, can't remember which.

It was only Euro2.99 so I thought it was worth a try. Anyway, I had forgotten about it until today, and seeing as it wasn't raining, (amazing in itself!) I thought I would give it a quick go on the Bonnet seeing as I had given it a quick wash the other day, but had had it covered since.

I was quite impressed how it covered and how nice it applied itself on the paintwork, nice and smooth and creamy! Left it for a few minutes to dry off a bit and I have to honestly say I was impressed how it buffed-up quite quickly, and easily.

So I thought 2 quid well spent. Off course we will wait and see how long it lasts, but it was really smooth and the polish cloth just slid off the Bonnet...

I took a couple of photo's, not the best as it was in the shade between houses.

So if you're in Portugal next time I would recommend it, if you see it... ;)

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

And back to bed...lol. :cool:

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original

Great work, hopefully it will last a while, I found poorboys natty paste wax to be an easy product to work with and long lasting

trikey 9th February 2014 16:49

Drove mine to work :D

suzublu 9th February 2014 16:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoMan (Post 1570288)
When I was in Portugal late last year I saw this cheap ARBO Carnauba Polish in one of the big Supermarkets, Continente or Jumbo, can't remember which.

It was only Euro2.99 so I thought it was worth a try. Anyway, I had forgotten about it until today, and seeing as it wasn't raining, (amazing in itself!) I thought I would give it a quick go on the Bonnet seeing as I had given it a quick wash the other day, but had had it covered since.

I was quite impressed how it covered and how nice it applied itself on the paintwork, nice and smooth and creamy! Left it for a few minutes to dry off a bit and I have to honestly say I was impressed how it buffed-up quite quickly, and easily.

So I thought 2 quid well spent. Off course we will wait and see how long it lasts, but it was really smooth and the polish cloth just slid off the Bonnet...

I took a couple of photo's, not the best as it was in the shade between houses.

So if you're in Portugal next time I would recommend it, if you see it... ;)

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

And back to bed...lol. :cool:

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original

I'm sure i've read this somewhere else :shrug::getmecoat::D:D

MangoMan 9th February 2014 16:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1570302)
I'm sure i've read this somewhere else :shrug::getmecoat::D:D

Yes you quite rightly did - but I had fogotten about this section - apologies for the duplication...... :getmecoat: :)

suzublu 9th February 2014 16:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoMan (Post 1570306)
Yes you quite rightly did - but I had fogotten about this section - apologies for the duplication...... :getmecoat: :)

No need for apologies Bill, always nice to see the finish on your car ;):bowdown:

lovema75 9th February 2014 17:00

Drove a friend to A&E earlier - my that V6 can play a merry tune when needs must!:D

david75 9th February 2014 17:12

I changed the Auto Transmission Fluid on my V6.
I bought the car a month or so ago and although if came with "FSH" it was just stamps in the book, so I am working on the assumption that the ATF had never been changed. Anyway, it has now.

Darkxs 9th February 2014 17:21

Bought illuminated sun visors, auto dip mirror and new intercooler o-rings. Next weekend will be fitting them along with projector headlamps :-)

yzf600r 9th February 2014 18:07

Washed it even though it was raining but think it deserved it after passing mot yesterday with only handbrake adjustment required.

persuer 9th February 2014 18:10

I decided to go to halfrauds and get a new high beam bulb, they checked their system and pointed to a certain bulb " this is what you need sir ", so off I go outside to replace the bulb and the heavens open.

I decided to kill two birds with one stone and go to the Tesco and change the bulb in the covered car park only to find it was the wrong bulb.

Went back down to Halfrauds got the right one, fitted it and then noticed as I was changing the bulb that the LED sidelight bulb fell off into the light itself, so next job will be to remove bumper and n/s light and try to fish it out. :duh:

suzublu 9th February 2014 18:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by persuer (Post 1570453)
I decided to go to halfrauds and get a new high beam bulb, they checked their system and pointed to a certain bulb " this is what you need sir ", so off I go outside to replace the bulb and the heavens open.

I decided to kill two birds with one stone and go to the Tesco and change the bulb in the covered car park only to find it was the wrong bulb.

Went back down to Halfrauds got the right one, fitted it and then noticed as I was changing the bulb that the LED sidelight bulb fell off into the light itself, so next job will be to remove bumper and n/s light and try to fish it out. :duh:

Just get a length of wire with some sticky tape on the end, & go fishing ;) Less hassle than removing bumper etc :D

persuer 9th February 2014 18:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzublu (Post 1570457)
Just get a length of wire with some sticky tape on the end, & go fishing ;) Less hassle than removing bumper etc :D

Thanks Ronnie :bowdown:, why did i not think of that :duh:

suzublu 9th February 2014 18:44

I speak from experience :getmecoat::cool::D

dons1983 9th February 2014 18:56

Sealed around the rear light cluster as water was getting in here. Drained the boot and dried it out. Added rear smiley number plate and touched up some small scratches with touch up paint.

flying_pig 9th February 2014 19:28

2 Attachment(s)
Ive finally cleaned mine after saving it from scrap two weeks ago

mrufff 9th February 2014 19:37

finally replaced xenon burners as mine was 4200k and 6000k and both old.
so bought some 10 quid mark 6000k burners and fitted them.
i don't know how long they will last but for tenner at least checked if i will like 6000k colour temp.

SideValve 9th February 2014 19:59

Just for fun I thought I'd try to check the clutch fluid level. Couldn't get the cap off. Decided it was no fun so had tea & scones instead.

keitheddy 9th February 2014 22:10

Checked pleniums. Flushed out blocked windscreen washer pump and bottle. Cleaned car. Checked tyre pressures. Had a cold beer.

DMGRS 9th February 2014 22:28

Today I drove my ZT-T to Wakefield and back from Southport for a meet - 130 faultless miles on the M62/M60/M6.

Feels lovely to be back in a ZT-T. :o

BaroqueMoon 10th February 2014 03:13

Today I washed the 75 with a Gerni I bought today. Washed with plain water then sonax car wash then rinsed again.
Very impressed with the results especially evident with the wheels and in the wheel arches.
Hand wash then Wax next then clean the concrete drive. Then the patio. Then the outside of the house, then...well you get the idea :)

First_damned 10th February 2014 07:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by flying_pig (Post 1570595)
Ive finally cleaned mine after saving it from scrap two weeks ago

Very nice rescue

First_damned 10th February 2014 07:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by SideValve (Post 1570658)
Just for fun I thought I'd try to check the clutch fluid level. Couldn't get the cap off. Decided it was no fun so had tea & scones instead.

If you put a screw driver or similar onto a notch on the cap and tap it round with a rubber hammer

coab 10th February 2014 07:56

Been driving my ZT like a mad man and the fuel consumption has gone up to 20.4 mpg from 19.1 mpg around town. Whooppeeeeee :drunk:

andy1968 10th February 2014 08:03

Went out to my 75 at 710am and pressed the unlock button, nothing :( tried my jump start battery, still nothing, waiting for RAC to arrive and late for work !:mad:

Mr_Shed 10th February 2014 09:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by coab (Post 1571024)
Been driving my ZT like a mad man and the fuel consumption has gone up to 20.4 mpg from 19.1 mpg around town. Whooppeeeeee :drunk:


Funny as when I drive my ZT with bit zest she seems much crisper on throttle too.

arjan_m 10th February 2014 09:25

Broken battery I assume.....

Annoying of course, on the other hand; if that's all, it's not that worse. :D
"Always look on the bright side of life, tudu, tudu...tudu....tudu.. "

SideValve 10th February 2014 09:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by First_damned (Post 1571011)
If you put a screw driver or similar onto a notch on the cap and tap it round with a rubber hammer

Thanks. That crossed my mind but then I decided as its plastic, its not actually got a problem and the missus had just made a cup of tea it could wait for another day :)

Would be so much easier if they'd put it under the bonnet.

trikey 13th February 2014 21:47

Removed a broken rear spring and fitted a nice set of lowering springs :)

lovema75 13th February 2014 21:55

Put mine up for sale.:mad:

FLYING BANANA 13th February 2014 21:59

Took Banana for a nice long drive.

trikey 13th February 2014 23:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYING BANANA (Post 1575902)
Took Banana for a nice long drive.


You always do! :D

tareim 14th February 2014 13:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYING BANANA (Post 1575902)
Took Banana for a nice long drive.

Wish I could take mine for a nice drive but the best roads round here are all flooded :(

Jordan Apex 14th February 2014 17:35

Retrofitted my chrome bullet power folds and got them to work without the loom :) and got one step closer to completing my sound system :D

FrazzleTC 14th February 2014 17:36

Ordered the correct lead for my new Symphony.

keitheddy 14th February 2014 18:21

Drove to the Lake District looking for higher ground to avoid floods. Still need to fit Jezzer's rear light seals as its raining Datsun Cogs here to.:sunny:

Captain Crappycrimp 14th February 2014 19:43

Used it for work, long motorway trip with mystery ABS fault having a field day.
Very boring with no music DD unit away for repair:mad:

david75 14th February 2014 21:47

Took car to garage probably to have a new turbo.

worsley947 14th February 2014 22:01

New Forrest
 
Drove back home after a week in the New Forrest, now need to find someone to sort out my brakes :(:(
Dave

Forestgreen 14th February 2014 22:28

Went for a long drive along a rural A road, came to a bit where the road dips to go uder a railway line and spotted deep water. The car stuck on the other side of the road gave the game away.

Did a U-turn and went back again, flashing headlights at all the cars coming in the opposite direction who had no idea what was about to hit them.

andy1968 15th February 2014 07:30

Waiting for Autoglass to return to remedy the rubbish job they did when fitting a new windscreen a couple of weeks back

DaveyC 15th February 2014 07:49

Absolutely nothing today. Its enough to blow you bald in Dudley. Had to retrieve the bin from up a tree when i let the cats out at 7:00 :duh::eek::eek:

MangoMan 15th February 2014 14:10

Checked to make sure the Cover was still there - it was.... ;)

Sipnogard 15th February 2014 16:20

Today nothing, last week engine mount replaced, EGR cleaned, plenum rodded (although nice and dry) oil and filter, air filter pollen filter all changed, brakes cleaned, drivers door realigned so it shuts properly, sun visor fixed crank pulley replaced plus belts.

Was going to hoover and wash today but weather has convinced me to have a day in the warm:}

DaveyC 15th February 2014 16:26

I fitted a Synergy and its made a big difference :D Its eventually stopped raining at 3:00.........

david75 15th February 2014 18:05

Enough time after the rain and before it got dark, to wash'n'polish ready for tomorrow's meet at the Halfway House (Essex)

munroman 15th February 2014 18:16

Last night my Son called, his train was late and he had missed his connection, so I drove 25 miles to get him.

It was an awful night, sleet and wipers on full speed, with standing water on the motorway.

VERY impressed with the Nokian D3 winter tyres in these conditions, the 75 sat rock solid and I was able to comfortably pass cars which were clearly very 'nervous' in the conditions.

Picked up a very cold and wet Son, and, if anything, the return journey was wetter, again the 75 was great.

There had been a crash where an RX8 had spun and hit the central barrier, it looks as if rear wheel drive and go kart tyres were maybe less than ideal, fortunately only the car was hurt.

It was basically the same journey I had made in the Mercedes C220 the day before, and even though it was dark, wet, and with much worse road conditions, I felt better coming out of the 75 compared with the Merc.

MangoMan 15th February 2014 23:37

I've been professing the superb handling properties of Nokian Tyres on here for ages, not that anybody has noticed, I've fitted them on a few cars I've had and always been impressed, plus they don't cost the earth!

themightyrod 16th February 2014 00:30

I was out with the family so the ZT stayed at home. I spent most of the day fantasising about doing a bit of 'enthusiastic driving' on some country lanes. Tomorrow I need to rod the plenum drains, replace as few bulbs and go and get her cleaned and hoovered.

Mr_Shed 16th February 2014 08:21

Yesterday filled up with petrol and added Redex treatment ;p, then he'd pleasant run south to see Mike Noc to collect my Highline satnav. Looking forward to installation and getting to grips with it. :D


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