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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2022, 15:47
Replies: 29
Views: 3,273
Posted By simondhopkins
Probably by someone with a yellow one in europe...

Probably by someone with a yellow one in europe probably. No way was that just nicked for scrap money.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2022, 15:46
Replies: 807
Views: 94,620
Posted By simondhopkins
Didn't fit the cat, just the new back box. Cat...

Didn't fit the cat, just the new back box. Cat and downpipe are in perfect condition, so the cats gone on facebook marketplace.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 18:32
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By simondhopkins
What ad? Use chrome and youtube adblocker from...

What ad? Use chrome and youtube adblocker from chrome webstore. Works a treat.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2022, 19:22
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
New exhaust arrived, was expecting the pegs the...

New exhaust arrived, was expecting the pegs the silencer connets to the body to be welded, but no, a substantial hanger like the oem ones. Certainly is a chunky one so shouldn't rust through within a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2022, 14:44
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By simondhopkins
Auto gearbox

Just a quick one.
Is the gearbox in the V6 45 the same as the 75?

Just curious as the 45 you can move the shift to the right and use it like an up and down gear mode.

If so? Could this...
Forum: Was it you? 15th July 2022, 14:37
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By simondhopkins
Seen that in Towneley park in Burnley too.

Seen that in Towneley park in Burnley too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2022, 21:30
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By simondhopkins
Tom Mitchell

Just seen on Tom Mitchell's youtube that a yellow ZT-T C628JON has been stolen. Being yellow its going to be hard to scrap or break.

Worth looking out for.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2022, 18:28
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Ordered a new back box. So will be fitting a full...

Ordered a new back box. So will be fitting a full new exhaust from downpipe including cat when it turns up.

Just a shame its not the same as the oem one, but better than the one thats swiss...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2022, 19:27
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Love the 800 coupe. :drool4::drool4:

Love the 800 coupe. :drool4::drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2022, 16:37
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Gave my Molly new oil, air, oil and fuel filters....

Gave my Molly new oil, air, oil and fuel filters. Even better the fuel filter I got from eurocarparts was listed at £32 except one that showed only a few quid, hit buy thinking it wouldn't be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By simondhopkins
If possible, and you still have them, could I...

If possible, and you still have them, could I grab one please, as mines rotten on its bottom.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 12:26
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Just enjoyed driving Molly

Well, never seen Molly hit 30mpg around town being a diesel auto, she did today. So I'm guessing with all the work I've done on her this year has paid off with the MAF being the main reason the mpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2022, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By simondhopkins
I just order from DMGRS so I get the free sweet...

I just order from DMGRS so I get the free sweet too. :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2022, 21:20
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Fitted a new MAF and its back to being normal. :D

Fitted a new MAF and its back to being normal. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2022, 21:06
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By simondhopkins
Glad I didn't give up

Well, Molly is working perfect again.(touches every bit of wood available in the house and the car)

The culprit. The MAFM.

New one fitted, mpg is great again, and no more power loss after an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
Well the sensor is wrong!!! STC4769A part...

Well the sensor is wrong!!!

STC4769A part code, but the body is a different size, as is the part that actually screws into the fuel rail. :mad::mad:

It don't meet the end in the rail, so allows...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2022, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By simondhopkins
Could it be someone left a socket in the engine...

Could it be someone left a socket in the engine bay? or a loose bolt rattling at resonance.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2022, 16:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
Well...

The sensor came today so was going to fit it.... only for EP to show up on the gearbox when I went to go home from work. :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2022, 18:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
The car is not cutting out as in stalling and...

The car is not cutting out as in stalling and having to restart.

When under load, intermittently it will drop revs to 2k or below, then when I take foot off throttle it will either only go to 2k...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2022, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
hold up, thats a different part there. Thats for...

hold up, thats a different part there. Thats for the HP pump, I'm on about the sensor on the rail.

If the one on the HP pump goes, usually its a non starter from what I'm aware.

I've got a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 23:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
Does anyone have a part number for it as not...

Does anyone have a part number for it as not getting any results on ecp/dmgrs/rimmerbros please.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 23:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
Well I guess I can go and get one, but if that...

Well I guess I can go and get one, but if that don't fix it then I can't throw any more parts at it.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.
Forum: Was it you? 18th June 2022, 13:15
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By simondhopkins
Mg zt-t m1

Had a black MG ZT-T 190 with gold wheels pass me on the M1 northbound on thursday.

I was in the british garden centres van.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 11:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By simondhopkins
Given up!!

Having replaced both ubp and itp, I have constantly had the throttle cut to no more than 2000 revs.

Nothing is showing on toaf, leakback test is all good. No signs of fuel leaking from the HP...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2022, 21:48
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By simondhopkins
IPK screens

With the imminent decline of replacement ipk screens due to lack of controller chips, I'm thinking there must be an alternative way, such as an oled screen, fpga chip programmed to mimic the original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2022, 21:41
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Exhausted

Strap holding the silencer failed going past a load of students. The bang and sparks on the road of the exhaust hitting the deck made quiet a few jump back from the road :D . So its now held up with...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd May 2022, 22:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By simondhopkins
Make sure the aerial amplifier is getting 12v...

Make sure the aerial amplifier is getting 12v from the headunit.

On the android unit there will be a wire to switch on an amplifier, usually used for audio amps, but also used to power the aerial...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 15:00
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Finally got rid of the el cheapo android unit and...

Finally got rid of the el cheapo android unit and put in a proper xtrons widescreen android 10 unit.
So nice having RDS and can actually pick up radio again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2022, 14:58
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By simondhopkins
I just enabled them with toaf. 30% headlight.

I just enabled them with toaf. 30% headlight.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2022, 19:13
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By simondhopkins
Do you have a sunroof? If so water may of...

Do you have a sunroof?

If so water may of got into the plugs on the sensors under the carpet.
As for pretensioner on mine I removed the plugs under the seat and just soldered and heatshrunk them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2022, 22:45
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By simondhopkins
Ah thought previous owner might of swapped it out...

Ah thought previous owner might of swapped it out for some reason.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2022, 21:50
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By simondhopkins
My molly sounds her horn every time I lock the...

My molly sounds her horn every time I lock the car, yet boot, bonnet and all doors are locked, and hazards flash as normal.

Only thing it bothers is the neighbours when I come home late. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2022, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By simondhopkins
Auto box level plug

Just looked at the technical bulletin for checking correct level, and see that it requires a 5mm allen key, yet on my autobox is just a normal bolt.

Has anyone else had this?

Just curious.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 20:39
Replies: 55
Views: 7,525
Posted By simondhopkins
Molly passed today so next mot due for 28th April...

Molly passed today so next mot due for 28th April 2023. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 20:37
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Put Molly in for MOT and passed with advisory for...

Put Molly in for MOT and passed with advisory for rear springs rusty and crud on brake line, so thats jobs list for May.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2022, 20:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By simondhopkins
If that was a contemporary, then they've changed...

If that was a contemporary, then they've changed the bright work on the side too, as usually colour coded rather than chrome.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2022, 21:35
Replies: 39
Views: 3,209
Posted By simondhopkins
Thats a very nice looking 620i .

Thats a very nice looking 620i .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2022, 17:56
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
After buying a leak off test kit I thought I...

After buying a leak off test kit I thought I might as well see how my injectors are doing as on 137k. Hardly any leak off at all. All within spec.

Other general things such as check fluids are...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 16th April 2022, 23:31
Replies: 34
Views: 3,132
Posted By simondhopkins
Was great meeting you lot at the social today. ...

Was great meeting you lot at the social today.

Was some other great BL.AR stuff on show today too. (that SD1 :drool4:).

Did anyone else look at that daewoo matiz with that v6 stuffed in it?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 23:42
Replies: 39
Views: 3,209
Posted By simondhopkins
The other day in Burnley, Nice green 620. ...

The other day in Burnley, Nice green 620.

Do like them cars. (miss my old 620GSDI )
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 23:40
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By simondhopkins
I had similar. Replaced the regulator and still...

I had similar. Replaced the regulator and still charge light on, was the actual alternator that had failed not the regulator. Bought a replacement from eurocarparts and didn't check the part properly...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 15th April 2022, 23:32
Replies: 34
Views: 3,132
Posted By simondhopkins
Yep will be there.

Yep will be there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 23:30
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By simondhopkins
I didnt even get an order confirmed, still going...

I didnt even get an order confirmed, still going as will show my payment on my card if need be :D

edit:Oops was in spam.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 18:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By simondhopkins
Yep mines a daily driver to and from work, as...

Yep mines a daily driver to and from work, as well as doing odd jobs on peoples cars so boot is usually tooled up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 18:39
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By simondhopkins
Lurvly, do like an old ford.

Lurvly, do like an old ford.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 18:37
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By simondhopkins
Yep (but still waiting on email from them for the...

Yep (but still waiting on email from them for the ticket for some reason)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 15:30
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Fixed the venturi part back in the tank where its...

Fixed the venturi part back in the tank where its ment to be after replacing the in tank pump and not understanding what that part was.

(few days ago autobox oil and 2/4 solenoid)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 14:29
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By simondhopkins
Both pumps replaced, still air in diesel at ubp.

Right, this has been bugging me for a few weeks as I replaced both the under bonnet pump and in tank pump with parts from DMGRS ( thanks by the way it wasn't your parts at fault here).

So I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 14:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,955
Posted By simondhopkins
No problems up here east Lancashire.

No problems up here east Lancashire.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2022, 16:51
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Brakes

Fitted new pads and discs on all four corners.


Noted the front droplink on left is leaking, already have the part but ran out of time today to do that so that's next Saturday.

Also noted the...
Forum: Was it you? 22nd February 2022, 17:37
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By simondhopkins
Worsthorne

Nice blue saloon on a personal plate R10ESC outside the chippy in Worsthorne village.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2022, 12:12
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By simondhopkins
Update

Well rang Monday to see, and was a delay in dmgrs getting the stock. Had an email today saying it's in stock and sent out express too.

Perfect customer service as usual.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2022, 17:22
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By simondhopkins
Dmgrs

Does anyone know if DMGRS are having shipping issues?

Ordered a 2/4 duty solenoid on the 12th and still showing as unfulfilled.

Usually pretty good so certainly not going to be bashing DMGRS.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By simondhopkins
Rear ended by a mondeo!

What is it with people driving and looking at their fliping mobile phone!!

Today (16th Feb) I had to stop quick due to some muppet turning down the wrong way of a one way road and a mondeo didn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 12:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By simondhopkins
Do you have a dash cam fitted? If so and it...

Do you have a dash cam fitted?

If so and it shows 60 on there, submit the video as evidence and you should be ok.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2022, 14:06
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By simondhopkins
The Rave cds are only windows. If you run a...

The Rave cds are only windows.

If you run a copy of windows 2000/xp/7 in a virtual machine you can use rave that way. If running on 7 or above make sure you hit the compatibility section in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2022, 17:29
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By simondhopkins
Never done this with any of my Rovers, 3 75s, 3...

Never done this with any of my Rovers, 3 75s, 3 600s, 1 400, and other makes too. Just make sure the car keys are in your pocket when you connect the new battery, had a ford focus lock its doors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2022, 17:15
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Put Mollys aircon on vacuum ready to topup...

Put Mollys aircon on vacuum ready to topup aircon.... Only to find a pinhole in the metal on the condenser to compressor hose made when the serpentine belt let go last year. Was hoping it hadn't put...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2022, 12:55
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By simondhopkins
Air con hose..

just a quick question.

The aircon hose from the condenser to the compressor, are these all the same across the engine range (except v8).

Put mollys system under vacuum and noticed it wasn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2022, 20:40
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
With my isolation ending thursday 23:59 I got in...

With my isolation ending thursday 23:59 I got in molly and gave her a good clean out, hovered out, leather cleaned and treated, original factory mats washed and refitted (drivers side is looking a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2022, 17:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By simondhopkins
What type of heating controls does it have? ...

What type of heating controls does it have?
Dial or the automatic climate control type?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2022, 12:28
Replies: 29
Views: 2,324
Posted By simondhopkins
Great you walked away. Just goes to show how...

Great you walked away.
Just goes to show how well engineered the 75/ZT was for its time.

If that had been a Metro, it would of been a very different story.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2022, 10:57
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By simondhopkins
She's still insured too so being used.

She's still insured too so being used.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2022, 10:53
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Took battery out to put on charge as not been...

Took battery out to put on charge as not been used for a week due to covid so might as well treat the battery instead.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2022, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By simondhopkins
Never noticed...

Hope everyone is well.

Having had to self isolate this week due to being tested positive for covid, I live on a main road with a lot of footfall where I can see who's walking past my car.

I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 10:20
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By simondhopkins
Don't forget there is 2 on the l series. One...

Don't forget there is 2 on the l series. One driving cam from crank, other side driving fuel pump. Easy to do in the 600 but never did one in a 2x(x)/4x(x)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 20:10
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By simondhopkins
I'd go for it. Do like the L series as ran my...

I'd go for it.
Do like the L series as ran my old 620GSDi on pure veg oil, never ran it on diesel for the 2 years. Only down side was when waiting traffic I had a craving for fish n chips due to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2022, 13:46
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By simondhopkins
Thanks when I'm out of isolation (7 days left...

Thanks when I'm out of isolation (7 days left unless testing ok on 6 and 7) I'll give that a go.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 10:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By simondhopkins
When I had my Renault 21 I used Lancaster...

When I had my Renault 21 I used Lancaster insurance for my classic policy.

Worth a look.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2022, 10:50
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By simondhopkins
auto box I think

Hi, Molly (diesel auto) is being an utter pain in the backside lately.

She was hesitating like air was getting in the system not going above certain revs.

Looked at under bonnet pump, was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 13:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By simondhopkins
pretty sure if you got someone to make an adaptor...

pretty sure if you got someone to make an adaptor plate you could have any type you want.

The 4 pots were used for RWD in things like Caterham Sevens and other kit cars so maybe worth looking down...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2022, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By simondhopkins
Get the front end jacked up if possible and check...

Get the front end jacked up if possible and check for play in the track rod ends, if there is any when pushing the wheel left to right you make here a sligh clunk, it will be louder on the side that...
Forum: Was it you? 8th January 2022, 13:28
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By simondhopkins
R65dok

Saw a very nice Blue 75 Saloon parked up outside their house in Cowling, North (I think) Yorkshire.

Was there today in Molly looking at a friends van who's diesel pump has failed.
So that's a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 00:24
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By simondhopkins
Av05lrl

I see my old 75 passed another mot and wonder if she's been bought by another member.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2022, 11:13
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By simondhopkins
Happy new year to all the members on here. Lets...

Happy new year to all the members on here. Lets hope 2022 is a good year for us all.

2020 and 2021 has been an utter flustercluck for many of us, myself included loosing 2 close members of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 22:00
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By simondhopkins
Are the plenum drains clear and ecu not swimming...

Are the plenum drains clear and ecu not swimming in a leafy bath?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2021, 12:24
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Intank pump

Well, after ordering a replacement pump from DMGRS last week, had to let the storm pass and installed it yesterday.

No more hesitation under acceleration thank god, I really thought my autobox was...
Forum: Was it you? 19th October 2021, 20:34
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By simondhopkins
Bl06 zt-t

Seen on A59 this morning on way back from Harrogate to Burnley. Nice XPG ZT-T BL06. Gave them a wave, but as I was in the works van they probably thought who's that nutter?!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2021, 14:48
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By simondhopkins
Loosing power uh oh

Hi, just wondering if the under bonnet pump is meant to have diesel coming out of the plug on top of it?

Been getting intermittent power loss (won't rev) and guessing the under bonnet pump is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 22:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By simondhopkins
Nice contemporary SE motor there. 63k on the...

Nice contemporary SE motor there.

63k on the clock, seems a good one to me.

Price a bit steep for a mk2 mind being a diesel auto, but they're nice seats (had a mk2 contemporary myself but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 20:38
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
New rubber

Treated Molly to some brand new tyres before going down Northampton and then on to Oxford on Monday.

While she was on the ramp I had a good look under her (nice of the garage to let me), rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 09:22
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By simondhopkins
Well having had a club se cdti tourer mk1,...

Well having had a club se cdti tourer mk1, contemporary se cdti auto mk2, then back to a connoisseur se cdti auto mk1, out of the three, I prefer the connie.

Yes the black oak and black leather...
Forum: Was it you? 19th August 2021, 09:18
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By simondhopkins
Green 75 Burnley

Saw a green 75 stickered up with owners club sticker in back window on Manchester road, Burnley.

Gave a beep but got a funny look :D:D.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By simondhopkins
Hubnut social

Hi is anyone going to the hubnut social at the motorist, leeds, next saturday (14th August)?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2021, 23:46
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Cleaned the EGR and repaired the vacuum line to...

Cleaned the EGR and repaired the vacuum line to it, washed the car and then took it for a blast down to Blackpool.
Forum: Was it you? 25th July 2021, 16:47
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By simondhopkins
M65 towards Blackburn from Preston

Blue 75 diesel auto connie broken down as it just died on him.
Hope it gets sorted as he said he like the 75s and was on his third, stopped to see if I could help but he already had recovery on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2020, 21:47
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By simondhopkins
How?? I have previous as when I was 19 I...

How??

I have previous as when I was 19 I knocked someone out when they hit my girlfriend who was pregnant at the time, does that make me a bad person??

Rather judgmental, and reading the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 14:39
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Installed new intercooler o-rings supplied by...

Installed new intercooler o-rings supplied by Jules, she's obviously been leaking for a while due to the crud there was, no more whistle underload and power is back.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2020, 13:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By simondhopkins
I have had some issues in all the cars I've owned...

I have had some issues in all the cars I've owned while living in Burnley, there are areas in Burnley and surrounding areas that seem to just drop out (bridge over M65 for one) and all you get is...
Forum: Was it you? 1st September 2020, 22:18
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By simondhopkins
05 Contemporay

Nice 05 contemporary se on Towneley Garden centre carpark today parked a few up from me. Anyone on here?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 17:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By simondhopkins
Did the locks work on unlock prior to this? ...

Did the locks work on unlock prior to this?

Will the door unlock with the key with the booster connected?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 13:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By simondhopkins
Don't put power to the starter but put it to the...

Don't put power to the starter but put it to the alternator, positive to main lead and negative to anywhere on the engine you can clamp to .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 13:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By simondhopkins
If it is deadlocked, then no the door won't open...

If it is deadlocked, then no the door won't open from the inside.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 17th August 2020, 23:04
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By simondhopkins
Looking good.

Looking good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2020, 22:58
Replies: 35
Views: 4,344
Posted By simondhopkins
Report them to vosa with your findings. These...

Report them to vosa with your findings. These cowboys need shutting down.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 18:08
Replies: 30
Views: 3,797
Posted By simondhopkins
Daily

Get a rover 25 diesel. The L series is a great engine, and very frugal and can shift when SDI injectors are added.

Subbed to your youtube. Best of luck mate.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 18:01
Replies: 46
Views: 4,387
Posted By simondhopkins
Flippin heck, I never knew this about the LSM. ...

Flippin heck, I never knew this about the LSM.

I wonder if getting it covered in conformal coating will stop this happening.

Hope you get another 75 and gutted it was as duotone too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 17:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By simondhopkins
Another error, heated front windscreen. Erm, nope...

Another error, heated front windscreen. Erm, nope thats just an aircon button :duh: If I didn't have molly I'd be sorely tempted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 17:13
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Restored the headlights. Looks much better now :D

Restored the headlights. Looks much better now :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2020, 09:33
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By simondhopkins
Guess his real name rhymes with either Irish...

Guess his real name rhymes with either Irish Punt, or bank manager. :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2020, 09:32
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By simondhopkins
Only thing I'll trade my 75 for is a 75 tourer...

Only thing I'll trade my 75 for is a 75 tourer thanks. (or maybe 2 45 diesels :D)
Forum: Was it you? 14th August 2020, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By simondhopkins
Bumped into a bloke outside spar

Got stopped by a fella outside Spar on Todmorden Road, Burnley as I got out of my 75 saying he was on here with his 75. Nice chap.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2020, 01:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By simondhopkins
found the fault

Turned out the problem was problem between key and seat. I had serviced the car a couple of days before, when I did I removed the battery to clean out under it, when I replaced it I thought I had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2020, 09:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By simondhopkins
Its not a key fault as have 2 that both worked...

Its not a key fault as have 2 that both worked the day before.

You'd have to be having a really bad day for both to stop working at exactly the same time. :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2020, 09:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By simondhopkins
This wouldn't stop the central locking remote...

This wouldn't stop the central locking remote working and kill the passenger side door motors on both lock and deadlock.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2020, 09:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By simondhopkins
put key to position 2 all lights came on, to...

put key to position 2 all lights came on, to position 3 all lights went out no crank, nothing showing on any display. Key back to position 2, still nothing. Turned off car and removed key, tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2020, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By simondhopkins
Something had to happen..

Went to start the car this morning dash lights came on no problem, turned key to start, everything died, now the remote locking/unlocking isn't working but everything else is.

Remote codes are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2020, 17:12
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Serviced molly

Well Molly the connie has had a fresh glob of oil, new filters all round (including pcv) and fuel filter. Flushed out washer bottle and line, removed washers and cleaned out as one was not working...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2020, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By simondhopkins
Diesel remaps

Just wondering if anyone who's done the remap has kept a log of what reg the maps went on or if any stickers added to them.

My connie se I got a few weeks ago seems much quicker than my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2020, 23:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By simondhopkins
Speaking of insurance, if its not going to be...

Speaking of insurance, if its not going to be used for commuting to a place of work, try and get it on a classic insurance policy.

Nice and cheap and don't need to worry about no claims bonus.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2020, 19:47
Replies: 34
Views: 3,622
Posted By simondhopkins
Find a crashed tesla that has all its electrics...

Find a crashed tesla that has all its electrics and battery and motors and do a tesler zt-e. (yes I mean tesler)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2020, 19:41
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Removed HiLine head unit and associated boot...

Removed HiLine head unit and associated boot modules as 3 times this week the video refused to come up, but when it warmed up, turned off then back on it would work, so guessing there may be some...
Forum: Was it you? 7th June 2020, 19:34
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By simondhopkins
Zt-t

Saw a nice ZT-T in gold at eastern avenue petrol station, Burnley, being jetwashed. Didn't get the reg though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2020, 08:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By simondhopkins
Well, I checked for the self leveling arms that...

Well, I checked for the self leveling arms that xenons need from factory and they're not there and there is a manual level control in the car so I am concluding they were retrofitted.

Ah well,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2020, 21:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By simondhopkins
hmmm don't think these are original.

My mk1 connie se I picked up the other day has xenon headlights on dipped beam but halogens for main beam.

Now I'm thinking that someone has retrofitted a hid kit to the car as it has manual lamp...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2020, 20:42
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By simondhopkins
If you can't see a car infront stopping, pretty...

If you can't see a car infront stopping, pretty sure you shouldn't be driving.

Personally I feel the whole radar thing is making drivers more lazy, god forbid they go back to a car without it and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2020, 20:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By simondhopkins
Funky :hippy:

Funky :hippy:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2020, 21:05
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
After work (work in a garden centre was bedlam...

After work (work in a garden centre was bedlam today). Washed down the connie and took my time (unlike the mondeo that barely got a look at a wash) and must say she does clean up well.

Other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By simondhopkins
Won't be selling it as my son's mum has one in...

Won't be selling it as my son's mum has one in her car identical so if her's fails I can just pop it in.

But seeing that there is no water marks in the boot or any signs of rust on the modules in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 20:00
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Picked my new 75 connie se up. Regreased...

Picked my new 75 connie se up.

Regreased rear blind, cleaned mirror control contacts, checked boot for signs of water, results were great, did plenum check, cleaned satnav disc and works perfectly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By simondhopkins
Sincerest condolences to you. Welcome back...

Sincerest condolences to you.

Welcome back to the world of rear seals, bushes and plenums.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 09:29
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By simondhopkins
Decisions decisions

Do I keep the Hi-line thats fully working or remove and put in my android unit I had in my old Contemporary SE. :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 20:37
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By simondhopkins
Lurvly 618. Getting very rare now.

Lurvly 618.

Getting very rare now.
Forum: Was it you? 29th May 2020, 18:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By simondhopkins
Not so much a car, but a collector

When I was at the second part of the filming for CarSOS live, there was a fella who I got talking too who had loads of them and said he was on here.

Can't remember your name, but was good talking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 18:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By simondhopkins
Mods

Thanks for moving to the right page mods.

Also renewed membership to help with costs in these times.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 14:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By simondhopkins
Ooops wrong forum page. :duh::duh:

Ooops wrong forum page. :duh::duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By simondhopkins
Oh dear I gave in

Well, after having been driving a mk3 mondeo, I couldn't keep away from the 75s and am picking up a 1 owner 2003 connie se saloon tomorrow (29th May 2020).

127k on the clock diesel auto in blue...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 18:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By simondhopkins
is now lol

is now lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By simondhopkins
Ok who bought Avril from Co-part lol

Right, I scrapped Avril end of last month(av05lrl) and just noticed its showing its insured. Anyone on here got her? I hope so.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 08:18
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By simondhopkins
Time for Avril to go

Well due to looming divorce its time for Avrill to be passed onto someone else.

As much as I love driving the 75 I no longer have a need for a large car like her so she needs to go :(

Just hope...
Forum: Was it you? 13th April 2019, 13:31
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By simondhopkins
Mk2 xpg cdti saloon Burnley

Just saw a very nice xpg coming into Burnley following a load of coaches of Cardiff supporters going to the Burnley match.
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2018, 16:58
Replies: 36
Views: 5,323
Posted By simondhopkins
Just saw this on retro rover Facebook page. Rest...

Just saw this on retro rover Facebook page. Rest in peace.

Never got to see the ztt500
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 23:33
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By simondhopkins
CARSOS live special

Ok who else on here went to the filming of the carsos 7 day special yesterday?

Was a good laugh.

Avril didn't miss a beat on the m6, and ahem stretched her legs a bit on the toll road...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2018, 22:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By simondhopkins
Won't lie, if i saw a couple of pensioners...

Won't lie, if i saw a couple of pensioners driving that car I would be taking a photo and put on facebook giving them utter respect. As most of the comments are. Brilliant.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 08:30
Replies: 35
Views: 4,344
Posted By simondhopkins
hope it gets sorted

I'm so glad I bought a cheap netbook and downloaded toaf and the srs tool for the mk2 so I don't get stung like this.

First thing I do is ask the seller if I can plug in my code reader if they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 20:53
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
I think thats the general concencus take it all...

I think thats the general concencus take it all out. (so glad mines auto)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 20:50
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Done my HP fuel pump

Removed, refurbished and refitted my CP1.

Nice high fuel pressure again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 20:47
Replies: 33
Views: 4,791
Posted By simondhopkins
Sincerest condolences

Hi so sorry to have to hear of your loss, and also our loss of a fellow owner.

Having the car as the third is a fitting tribute for his last journey.

Rip from myself and Avril my 75.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 16:22
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By simondhopkins
Probably the pump

Having just refurbed my own pump, if your handy with the spanners just get the Bosch cp1 o ring kit and pump removal tool. Never done one in my life and mines now bone dry. Not as daunting as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 12:58
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By simondhopkins
Feeling chuffed today

Avril started leaking fuel from the hp pump last week,nothing major but would only be a matter of time before it turned into a gush.
Well considering I've never done a hp pump on these engines...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2018, 12:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By simondhopkins
Yep sounds like a great idea.

Yep sounds like a great idea.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2018, 12:21
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Rodded the plenum now we're getting more rain and...

Rodded the plenum now we're getting more rain and leaves will start to be falling soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2018, 12:20
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By simondhopkins
Been very quiet lately

Well, first off, Avril is still alive and clocking up the miles, last mot straight through.

But, the same can't be said about me.

Having been suffering from a fractured hip end of november last...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2018, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By simondhopkins
You can activate superlock in toaf on using the...

You can activate superlock in toaf on using the key in the door, so if you get the wiring diagram of the keylock, you could set the module to set a lock pulse twice to activate superlock.

Just a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2018, 12:49
Replies: 116
Views: 13,288
Posted By simondhopkins
Unless driving a diesel then they would use red.

Unless driving a diesel then they would use red.
Forum: Was it you? 11th May 2018, 12:46
Replies: 0
Views: 829
Posted By simondhopkins
Nelson Lancs

AV04YAK seen driving around, pity its showing as no tax, mot or insurance held. I do hope its off for its MOT. Wouldn't want to see it crushed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2018, 12:27
Replies: 20
Views: 11,922
Posted By simondhopkins
Make sure its back on for MOT, new rules apply...

Make sure its back on for MOT, new rules apply now and that can be a failure as they can check for it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2018, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By simondhopkins
Yep, they a barsteward to get to. Got to...

Yep, they a barsteward to get to.

Got to love bmw :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2018, 20:22
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Well this week Avril had a new bottom crank...

Well this week Avril had a new bottom crank pulley, new belts, new oil, filters, coolant, glow plugs, a good clean and fed the leather now its getting warmer.

All I need to do is sort that boot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2018, 20:20
Replies: 13,846
Views: 1,520,451
Posted By simondhopkins
Genuine MG7 or pattern part?

Genuine MG7 or pattern part?
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