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Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 23:29
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By COLVERT
When you look up into the sky and see all those...

When you look up into the sky and see all those stars, what you are truly seeing is the light from them.--Not the actual stars themselves.---The distances are so great that maybe most of them have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2021, 23:04
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By COLVERT
Same as mine. No oil needed between 10,000 mile...

Same as mine. No oil needed between 10,000 mile oil changes in 13 years. Also not a single drop of coolant in the radiator either.

I checked the oil and water today for the first time in six...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2021, 22:59
Replies: 1,053
Views: 51,362
Posted By COLVERT
Those women obviously didn't realise that they...

Those women obviously didn't realise that they can still catch the virus and become seriously ill with it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 23:35
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
Further to the above.---You boil the bearings in...

Further to the above.---You boil the bearings in grease to fill them.---( Unless they are the plain sintered metal type of bearing that are oil lubricated.)---with a felt, oil impregnated pad. )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 23:30
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
Don't be sorry. I'm not.--;)--I have opened them...

Don't be sorry. I'm not.--;)--I have opened them and greased them and made them last a long time if there is no mechanical damage.

PS. been pulling various mechanical items apart for over 70 years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 23:18
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By COLVERT
I'LL HAZARD A GUESS AND SAY TIGHTENING THOSE...

I'LL HAZARD A GUESS AND SAY TIGHTENING THOSE BOLTS WILL HAVE CURED THE LEAK CAUSED BY THEM BEING NOT TIGHT ENOUGH.

Sorry about the size of the letters. Caps lock was on.---:duh::duh::duh:
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 18:13
Replies: 159,239
Views: 6,038,575
Posted By COLVERT
Well, at least that will help you keep...

Well, at least that will help you keep fit.-----;););)
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 18:06
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By COLVERT
[SIZE="3"]Quote:---sewerman.--[/General Binding...

[SIZE="3"]Quote:---sewerman.--[/General Binding Regulstion 2020 as they are properly called, don't apply.


Never heard of--REGULSTION--Could you clarify that please? :shrug:SIZE]
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2021, 17:40
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
With the alternator off it's very easy to grease...

With the alternator off it's very easy to grease the ball race.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 23:54
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
The crankshaft pulley is probably OK then.--:}

The crankshaft pulley is probably OK then.--:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 17:37
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
There are some pictures on the forum of a damaged...

There are some pictures on the forum of a damaged ( worn out ) pulley. Posted I think by Arctic.

If he reads this post he will probably guide you to his pictures.---:D


Don't go buying any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 17:32
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By COLVERT
If the brushes are worn down to the limit then...

If the brushes are worn down to the limit then they need to be changed ASAP. Flickering can be caused by arcing between the end of the brush and the slip ring commutator causing the slip ring to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 17:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By COLVERT
Years ago I had some brake shoes that seemed to...

Years ago I had some brake shoes that seemed to attract water.-I found with those that they could make the drums rust up overnight.---It was from around those days I began to park in gear, only if...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2021, 16:42
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By COLVERT
In France where the property is half the price of...

In France where the property is half the price of that in GB.---:D

PS. The cars here are TWICE the price they can be bought for in GB.--:eek:


The area was so large my wife drew up plans (...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By COLVERT
Having the head skimmed if it's not needed is...

Having the head skimmed if it's not needed is detrimental to the job.---:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 23:08
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By COLVERT
Reading the above posts makes me realize how...

Reading the above posts makes me realize how lucky I am to have a garden of 3,000 sq metres. Enough room to park 50 plus cars in the garden.

Also a two story barn of 10 by 20 metres.



PS. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2021, 22:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By COLVERT
To stop that happening then maybe once a month...

To stop that happening then maybe once a month drive at a very slow speed for a hundred yards or so with the hand brake lightly engaged.--This will get rid of the film of rust that forms inside the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2021, 22:41
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By COLVERT
Is the voltage holding steady at the battery...

Is the voltage holding steady at the battery terminals with the engine ticking over.--( around 14 volts. )

If it's not then the fault might be with the alternator---:shrug:



PS. I like that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2021, 16:57
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By COLVERT
Why.---Because alternators don't normally make...

Why.---Because alternators don't normally make any noise when they fail.---Crankshaft pulleys do though.--;)
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2021, 21:20
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By COLVERT
Is there a link in your post somewhere.--:shrug:...

Is there a link in your post somewhere.--:shrug: ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 21:32
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By COLVERT
I hope it works for both of us Harry or maybe...

I hope it works for both of us Harry or maybe it'll go to prove we both have worn out knees.---:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 21:26
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By COLVERT
I've got to try this just out of...

I've got to try this just out of curiosity--:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2021, 20:34
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By COLVERT
Mine's been clicking for 13 years now and I'd...

Mine's been clicking for 13 years now and I'd miss it if it wasn't there.---;)
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2021, 19:20
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By COLVERT
You are looking into this subject too much and...

You are looking into this subject too much and it's obviously bothering you.

Be like the rest of us--------If ignorance is bliss it's folly to be wise.---:D:D:D

By the way your dinner is in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2021, 19:14
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By COLVERT
I believe that pipe to be alloy.--It can be...

I believe that pipe to be alloy.--It can be soldered if you have the right equipment.
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 21:53
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By COLVERT
Yikes,---7.00 an hour. Lets say a ten hour...

Yikes,---7.00 an hour.

Lets say a ten hour day. =70.00

Seven days a week. =490.00

52 weeks a year . =25,480.00--------------Oh, to be so rich. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2021, 17:55
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By COLVERT
That's handy.----We seem to be at a crossroads...

That's handy.----We seem to be at a crossroads for the airliners. A couple of years ago, at weekends, it was possible to count up to 20 or so vapour trails way up above us. Now a very rare sight and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2021, 17:47
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By COLVERT
Nothing special about the washer and very easy to...

Nothing special about the washer and very easy to make one.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2021, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By COLVERT
You wouldn't think the brushes would wear as they...

You wouldn't think the brushes would wear as they run submerged in diesel all the time.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2021, 13:24
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By COLVERT
The surge happens at start up because for a split...

The surge happens at start up because for a split second the motor acts as a dead short until it starts to spin up.----:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2021, 20:51
Replies: 33
Views: 789
Posted By COLVERT
The safety level on the incoming cable is very...

The safety level on the incoming cable is very high. You would have to draw a lot of power to melt that.---:eek::eek::eek:

15K is 15,000.---Divide that by 230 to find the available amps.

As the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2021, 20:20
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By COLVERT
Volcanic ash is much finer than sand and thus...

Volcanic ash is much finer than sand and thus will be carried far greater distances than sand by the wind and at far greater heights.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2021, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By COLVERT
That screw out bit is the very carefully...

That screw out bit is the very carefully calibrated hole that lets the air into the gauge.


If you look up Air Gauging on the internet you will find lots of info on how air flowing through a hole...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2021, 00:01
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By COLVERT
The air from the tyre and the calibrated friction...

The air from the tyre and the calibrated friction balance one against the other to give you a reading.-- No friction from the seal means the sliding section can go to the maximum distance which is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 21:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By COLVERT
Don't forget the exhaust fumes from several...

Don't forget the exhaust fumes from several billion human being too.----:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 20:54
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By COLVERT
It's the piston seals inside that are worn.--- ...

It's the piston seals inside that are worn.---
The cap at the end unscrews and has the valve remover on it.--There are no counter weights and nor are they needed. It's just the air pressure that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 21:28
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By COLVERT
Well done.--:bowdown:--Is that with the same ECU...

Well done.--:bowdown:--Is that with the same ECU ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 21:13
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By COLVERT
Hi there Eddie. You didn't tell us what cured...

Hi there Eddie. You didn't tell us what cured it.---:shrug::shrug::shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By COLVERT
If the crank pully is breaking up water on it...

If the crank pully is breaking up water on it will make no difference to the noise it makes.

The gear problem you have seems to be not enough fluid in the master cylinder.--My gear changes were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By COLVERT
The OP has too many cars.---:driving::flame:

The OP has too many cars.---:driving::flame:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 20:51
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By COLVERT
Perhaps the rheostat on the brake pedal.---( poor...

Perhaps the rheostat on the brake pedal.---( poor contact or wiring fault. )
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By COLVERT
Battery ???---Me neither.-- I'm going to get one...

Battery ???---Me neither.-- I'm going to get one of these.--------------
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2021, 20:40
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By COLVERT
Well, if they're sure they've bled the circuits...

Well, if they're sure they've bled the circuits of air then all that's left is a dud master cylinder.---:shrug:


As they are ex Rover I guess they know where the reservoir is.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 17:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By COLVERT
RELEVANT, as Simon says as new and different...

RELEVANT, as Simon says as new and different technics are added.----:laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th April 2021, 14:06
Replies: 24
Views: 4,986
Posted By COLVERT
I have read in the news lately that quite a few...

I have read in the news lately that quite a few ex-patriots in Spain are going to lose their houses.
That's terrible news for folk that have been living in Spain for quite a good few years now and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 13:49
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By COLVERT
Or----------------bolts coming loose...

Or----------------bolts coming loose ?---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 13:47
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By COLVERT
Vous etes retrait maintenant Bon chance pour...

Vous etes retrait maintenant Bon chance pour l'avenir.

Quel age avez-vous Mike ?

J'ai quatre vingt trois ans.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 13:31
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By COLVERT
If they let you have a look at what they do to...

If they let you have a look at what they do to your car.---( remember---Monkey see, monkey do. ) You'll get to grips much quicker that way.

This forum is the best place you could be to get all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By COLVERT
:grouphug: No contest intended. ;) As I...

:grouphug: No contest intended. ;)

As I was going to replace the arm complete I wasn't worried about any collateral damage. ( There's also pleasure in getting your own way by whacking a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 13:13
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By COLVERT
myrova-Quote:--It happens when the A/C is on ...

myrova-Quote:--It happens when the A/C is on

You've narrowed the search to anything related to the A/C system.
Belts only squeal when they lose grip of the surface they are running on.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2021, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By COLVERT
Unscrew the nut flush with the thread end. Hold...

Unscrew the nut flush with the thread end. Hold 1/8 alloy plate against the nut. Whack with lump hammer. Off in less than 1/2 second with no damage.--:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2021, 18:07
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By COLVERT
Flying even FASTER than you think cos it'll be...

Flying even FASTER than you think cos it'll be TWELVE years.---:D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 17:58
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By COLVERT
The Shannon tube needs replacing.

The Shannon tube needs replacing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 18:05
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By COLVERT
Park under your garden sprinkler.---;););) ...

Park under your garden sprinkler.---;););)


Plus, if you're daring, get in the boot with a torch.---:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 18:02
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By COLVERT
Agreed. It's those pesky diodes that are...

Agreed. It's those pesky diodes that are flattening your battery.---:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2021, 17:44
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By COLVERT
Just to clarify.--- Did you buy the Rover from...

Just to clarify.--- Did you buy the Rover from Steve ??--And are you waiting for him to buy it back ??---:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2021, 17:33
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By COLVERT
That looks interesting but there's an awful lot...

That looks interesting but there's an awful lot of gubbins where you might want to stand.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2021, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By COLVERT
That will definitely alarm your cat.---:eek:

That will definitely alarm your cat.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 18:32
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By COLVERT
PUG and play ???---;) Don't forget...

PUG and play ???---;)


Don't forget to factor in the time required to fit them and the need to have them optically re-set.-----:D


Bumper off etc.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 18:25
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By COLVERT
In case no water is getting into the pump don't...

In case no water is getting into the pump don't run it for long as the seals depend on water to lubricate them. Otherwise they will heat up and melt.---:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 18:19
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By COLVERT
You say FIRING.--Do you heat the grease to make...

You say FIRING.--Do you heat the grease to make sure it runs in to completely fill the joint ??

In the past I've filled up bearings by putting them in a tin of heated grease.---( Heated gently on...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2021, 18:07
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By COLVERT
I've only just noticed.-----In fourteen years as...

I've only just noticed.-----In fourteen years as a member in this club you have only ever thanked ONE person.---:eek::eek::eek:



Did it cost them very much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By COLVERT
With two wearing in the same fashion it's almost...

With two wearing in the same fashion it's almost certain to be tracking or wear in the rear suspension components.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 23:10
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By COLVERT
The test for leaks should always be done with a...

The test for leaks should always be done with a dye. Saves any guesswork.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 23:03
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By COLVERT
Damper wear is usually associated with the type...

Damper wear is usually associated with the type of roads you normally drive on.

Smooth, no wear. Some middle or far east countries and maybe a year out of your dampers.---then no dampers at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 22:58
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By COLVERT
I had the same thing and even the same tyre. It...

I had the same thing and even the same tyre. It turned out to be the tyre itself. Had a new tyre fitted and all the tyres on my car are wearing evenly. That was more than 5 years ago. Tracking never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:45
Replies: 43
Views: 1,677
Posted By COLVERT
I agree with Simon above. The sender in your tank...

I agree with Simon above. The sender in your tank is worn away and needs replacing.--:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By COLVERT
No doubt he'll be back to bring us up to date on...

No doubt he'll be back to bring us up to date on what he's after.---;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:35
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By COLVERT
diy ????---------------

diy ????---------------
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:26
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By COLVERT
Last three days 28 degrees over here....

Last three days 28 degrees over here. Forecast--down to minus 2 towards the end of next week.--:eek::eek::eek:

Looking this out---------------:D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:21
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By COLVERT
My car is 2003 with the original front dampers....

My car is 2003 with the original front dampers. It too, like yours, doesn't bounce if I push each wing up and down and the ride is just fine.

My motto is----If it ain't broke don't try and fix...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:15
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By COLVERT
Not that I can see.---:shrug:

Not that I can see.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:12
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By COLVERT
12 years and counting.--:eek:

12 years and counting.--:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 19:00
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By COLVERT
It you do the repairs quickly you'll not burn out...

It you do the repairs quickly you'll not burn out the slip rings. Otherwise you'll need to buy a new alternator.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By COLVERT
Normally front pads and discs run hotter than the...

Normally front pads and discs run hotter than the rear due to the fact they dissipate much more energy.--( 80% the front to 20% the rear .) this can affect whether they squeal or not.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 21:21
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By COLVERT
He asked for an IDEA of cost and that's what my...

He asked for an IDEA of cost and that's what my post gave him.----;)

He didn't ask for a local tradesman or my post to him would have been different and more specific to his needs.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 21:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,475
Posted By COLVERT
Just curious and poking my nose into this thread....

Just curious and poking my nose into this thread. Are the rings definitely the right diameter and are you sure they are being compressed ?? They should stick some way out of their groove before the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 21:46
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By COLVERT
No. And you'll find this will give you a good...

No. And you'll find this will give you a good idea of current cost which is what you asked for.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By COLVERT
Front or back brakes ??

Front or back brakes ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By COLVERT
How Much Does An Aircon Regas Cost? | Natrad...

How Much Does An Aircon Regas Cost? | Natrad (https://natrad.com.au/info-advice/how-much-does-it-cost-to-have-an-aircon-re-gassed/)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 20:08
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By COLVERT
Stick your screwdriver through the hole and push...

Stick your screwdriver through the hole and push the little teeth up or down. The side of the shoe return spring presses against the teeth and gives a sort of locking effect as you turn the teeth....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2021, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By COLVERT
Which fan. Heater or radiator ??----:shrug:

Which fan. Heater or radiator ??----:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2021, 23:43
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By COLVERT
These scams give themselves away by their bad...

These scams give themselves away by their bad grammar.--( They couldn't even spell GRAMMAR correctly.--:eek: )
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2021, 23:38
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By COLVERT
But------------how on earth did it get that...

But------------how on earth did it get that bad.--:shrug:

You could rub your hand against my engine and you'd hardly know you'd done it. And I've never cleaned it. Looks like that guy used to...
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2021, 00:01
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By COLVERT
That engine certainly needed some TLC. ...

That engine certainly needed some TLC.

The owner thought--shine the outside and ignore the bit under the bonnet.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2021, 23:54
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By COLVERT
Best man won.--:D

Best man won.--:D
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2021, 12:46
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
Bureaucrats running at their now normal...

Bureaucrats running at their now normal efficiency.---;)
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2021, 22:15
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By COLVERT
https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVFT.9bUC1JYqZbYNd0uKpM...

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVFT.9bUC1JYqZbYNd0uKpMSGQC&pid=News&w=256&h=130&c=14&rs=2&qlt=90&dpr=1.25Might as well have a pic to go with the thread.

RIP Jessica.
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2021, 22:08
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
I hope it went well Harry.

I hope it went well Harry.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 21:58
Replies: 39
Views: 4,987
Posted By COLVERT
Cryptic reply.------Enough is as good as a...

Cryptic reply.------Enough is as good as a feast.----;););)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 18:33
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By COLVERT
He was on the forum the same day as your post...

He was on the forum the same day as your post 25th.

Have you E-Mailed him ?? Should get a quick answer like that.---:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 18:26
Replies: 39
Views: 4,987
Posted By COLVERT
Steve, you are my hero.------All I've done for...

Steve, you are my hero.------All I've done for the last 13 years is kicked the tyres to check the air pressures.

Same brake fluid, same clutch fluid, same steering box fluid, same gas in the (...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 18:19
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By COLVERT
You will probably end up changing the piston...

You will probably end up changing the piston sealing rings and the dust covers.--I had a problem a long time ago with a sticking piston. I made a small hole in the thin rubber dust cover and put the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 18:08
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By COLVERT
I don't trust that bunch. They charged me 156...

I don't trust that bunch. They charged me 156 to give me a number to change my registration from English to French.

I found out later the number was on my log book.

What a load of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 18:03
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By COLVERT
If possible don't start it until you've removed...

If possible don't start it until you've removed the starter motor and looked at the gear on the end. --- If you carry on and that's the trouble you might ruin the teeth on the engine flywheel which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 17:56
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By COLVERT
OILMAN. Guy you must hold the record...

OILMAN.


Guy you must hold the record for---------------TWO posts in thirteen years.---------:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2021, 21:16
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By COLVERT
I wonder if the manufacturers of Easy Start know...

I wonder if the manufacturers of Easy Start know that ??---:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 21:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By COLVERT
The condom is a road block. Air can get in and...

The condom is a road block. Air can get in and out only if it's damaged, otherwise it just seems to breath in and out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 20:59
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By COLVERT
QuoteBRUNTY.mechanic said could be a bit of...

QuoteBRUNTY.mechanic said could be a bit of bottom end wear causing it.


Bottom end wear won't make it smoke.----Shoot your mechanic.--;););):--
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2021, 20:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By COLVERT
Quote;__Mac.I am not sure if with the condom in...

Quote;__Mac.I am not sure if with the condom in the master cylinder and the cap screw tight if clutch fluid can escape from the master cylinder. Can anyone advise?--


Yes it can escape. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 20:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By COLVERT
From what you've said in your last post you seem...

From what you've said in your last post you seem to have tried everything.

If really does seem to be failure of the slave cylinder. It does not always leak out of the bottom of the bell...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2021, 22:58
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By COLVERT
If it has a warranty then don't mess about with...

If it has a warranty then don't mess about with it or you'll get blamed for damaging it. Just take it back on the car.

Taking it off was a waste of time cos it can't be checked in your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2021, 22:49
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By COLVERT
I replaced the suspension arm on my car with...

I replaced the suspension arm on my car with ordinary spanners. Can't think why all those weird shapes are needed.--:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2021, 11:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By COLVERT
The picture below might be handy.---;)

The picture below might be handy.---;)
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2021, 23:47
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By COLVERT
Really.--So the only time you 'get a list' is...

Really.--So the only time you 'get a list' is when you drink too much.-------------------:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2021, 23:43
Replies: 55
Views: 1,655
Posted By COLVERT
Wes. You have my total sympathy now that you've...

Wes. You have my total sympathy now that you've found you have an additional nut problem.

However this time it will be safe to use a blow torch to remove it.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 23:32
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By COLVERT
Paint spray is by far the fastest and most...

Paint spray is by far the fastest and most reliable. You can accidently knock the bolt container on the floor and that's no problem---You can even throw all the nuts and bolts into one container and...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2021, 23:21
Replies: 159,239
Views: 6,038,575
Posted By COLVERT
I asked because I have a lidl charger.--:} ...

I asked because I have a lidl charger.--:}

In your van, still, you say.--Does the van have fire insurance ?-;););)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2021, 23:16
Replies: 130
Views: 235,663
Posted By COLVERT
O.K.---Sent you a PM.

O.K.---Sent you a PM.
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2021, 17:07
Replies: 159,239
Views: 6,038,575
Posted By COLVERT
WOW---What's the makers name ?? Not a Lidl one is...

WOW---What's the makers name ?? Not a Lidl one is it ??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 16:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By COLVERT
Quote:--hogweed.--I don't know anybody else who...

Quote:--hogweed.--I don't know anybody else who would keep on and on at it like I do .

Well you do now, me.--:D

I'm still at it at 83 1/2.---:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 15:45
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By COLVERT
I use a number of different colour spray cans....

I use a number of different colour spray cans. Each nut and bolt and position it comes from has its own colour. Can't mix them up or even put them in the wrong hole. Never put short bolts where long...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2021, 14:47
Replies: 159,239
Views: 6,038,575
Posted By COLVERT
You're doing well. Our 20 kilo bag disappears in...

You're doing well. Our 20 kilo bag disappears in just two weeks or less. ( Mixed grain. ) Even the local wood pigeons have started to drop in.
Best restaurant in town.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2021, 14:29
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By COLVERT
By simply slackening the bush holding bolts but...

By simply slackening the bush holding bolts but leaving them in place the arm can then be lowered enough to let the inner ball joint to move away from the frame.

The bush holding bolts are VERY...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 17:56
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By COLVERT
It's possible to route the pipe AROUND the tank....

It's possible to route the pipe AROUND the tank. There are posts on the forum where members have done just that.---However, I'm sorry, but I don't know how to find them.

No doubt someone will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 17:52
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By COLVERT
Do what the handbook says. Perfect for GB.---:}

Do what the handbook says. Perfect for GB.---:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 17:48
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By COLVERT
You can but as the rubber bush and housing are...

You can but as the rubber bush and housing are not at all expensive it would be wise to change them at the same time.
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2021, 21:51
Replies: 114
Views: 9,601
Posted By COLVERT
I'm hitting 84 shortly. During the course of last...

I'm hitting 84 shortly. During the course of last year I sold my Honda CB 1,000R.--Now riding around on a 1964 motobecane mobylette. 50cc engine.

I've tried but it just won't do the 0 to 100 in...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2021, 21:42
Replies: 159,239
Views: 6,038,575
Posted By COLVERT
A cure for that is to stand in front of a nice...

A cure for that is to stand in front of a nice big log fire.-:D- You'll soon dry off.
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By COLVERT
Is that all you are going to get.--Too slow...

Is that all you are going to get.--Too slow !!!---This is my target.---:eek::eek::eek:



PS. Anyone pushing on those handles when I fire up is due for quite a shock.---
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2021, 21:13
Replies: 55
Views: 1,655
Posted By COLVERT
If you investigate I think that with a servo not...

If you investigate I think that with a servo not working it won't apply the brakes by itself.--In fact you will find the brake pedal to be quite inefficient and the car much harder to stop.
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2021, 21:06
Replies: 55
Views: 1,655
Posted By COLVERT
Sometimes when the flexy hoses at the wheels age...

Sometimes when the flexy hoses at the wheels age they swell up on the INSIDE. Pedal pressure pushes the fluid past the block but it doesn't return on its own. So the brake shoes can touch and bind in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 20:46
Replies: 130
Views: 235,663
Posted By COLVERT
Aha !!---I can't reveal my secret source or you...

Aha !!---I can't reveal my secret source or you know what might happen.---:clap:---

However---go check it out for yourself.---;););)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 20:41
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By COLVERT
You would be better off trying the Technology...

You would be better off trying the Technology Forum.--The techies might be able to help.--:shrug::shrug::shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 18:17
Replies: 75
Views: 3,047
Posted By COLVERT
Is Paul in the forum list of experts ?--:}

Is Paul in the forum list of experts ?--:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 18:05
Replies: 130
Views: 235,663
Posted By COLVERT
You need to ask this question in the Technical...

You need to ask this question in the Technical Help forum.--:D

A bit further down the main page.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 12:40
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By COLVERT
No----------------------;)

No----------------------;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:49
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By COLVERT
Have you ever seen him. If you have does he wear...

Have you ever seen him. If you have does he wear his under-pants over his trousers ??---:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By COLVERT
Click on your forum name. Then click on ----More...

Click on your forum name. Then click on ----More posts by madeupname.---:D---That's where they are hiding.--:eek:



My wife has successfully shredded several tubeless tyres. I think there...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 20:38
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By COLVERT
Please tell us where we can read this...

Please tell us where we can read this theory.---:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 13:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By COLVERT
Obviously Brian shines like the...

Obviously Brian shines like the sun.--:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Even had to put my sun glasses on to read this thread.--:cool:


Also this thread has more posted THANKS than any other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 13:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By COLVERT
Me neither as we both inhabit La France.---:D ...

Me neither as we both inhabit La France.---:D

Vive La France.--------------MOT every TWO years with SIX weeks to correct any faults.-----:p::p::p:


:smilie_re: Hankies available over...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2021, 13:12
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
Very true. Also what restaurant or pub will be...

Very true. Also what restaurant or pub will be equipped to test your card to see if it's genuine ??---They might just glance at it and then let you in.--;)

Because you've had the vaccine...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2021, 09:50
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
That's a tad like saying all garages know how to...

That's a tad like saying all garages know how to repair cars.

Some are good and some are bad. _ Remember the cases of doctors deliberately killing their patients. :eek:

And nurses...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2021, 19:50
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By COLVERT
--Time flies. Not to worry.--:D:D:D ...

--Time flies.

Not to worry.--:D:D:D




PS. You can't anyway as they don't go in straight lines.--;););)
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2021, 19:37
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
As we all know any medication can have side...

As we all know any medication can have side effects. Normally the packaging contains a sheet of paper listing all the possible noted side effects during development of the drug.

Is it possible...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2021, 19:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By COLVERT
The program gave percentage attacks on both men...

The program gave percentage attacks on both men and women. ( not necessarily rape. ) The attacks on men outnumbered the attacks on women by 100% )--:shrug:--

Sending the rapists to jail may...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2021, 15:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By COLVERT
Unfortunately so are a lot of the fans.

Unfortunately so are a lot of the fans.
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2021, 15:39
Replies: 116
Views: 4,177
Posted By COLVERT
It would be quite helpful to keep this thread...

It would be quite helpful to keep this thread running for any reports of problems encountered by anybody who has had the vaccine jab.---:}
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 20:57
Replies: 72
Views: 2,413
Posted By COLVERT
Unhappy It's as you say Rik.--If you are traveling at 70...

It's as you say Rik.--If you are traveling at 70 mph and you glance down for 1/2 a second to check if you are speeding you will have travelled almost 100 feet in that time.---:eek::eek::eek:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 14:44
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By COLVERT
I get an annoying creaking from inside the...

I get an annoying creaking from inside the drivers door panel----but only in the winter.--:D--Roll on the summer.--;)
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 14:10
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By COLVERT
WOW. I just couldn't stop myself from quoting...

WOW. I just couldn't stop myself from quoting you.---:laughing2::laughing2::target:----:girl5:
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2021, 13:58
Replies: 72
Views: 2,413
Posted By COLVERT
Andy. We don't live in a perfect world and what...

Andy. We don't live in a perfect world and what you suggest will NEVER happen.--However these Smart motor ways only add considerably to the possibility of being killed on one of them. They are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 13:49
Replies: 15
Views: 5,839
Posted By COLVERT
As the OP who started this thread hasn't been on...

As the OP who started this thread hasn't been on the forum since July 2012 I guess
he's not going to benefit from these last few answers.---:shrug:---:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 21:11
Replies: 130
Views: 235,663
Posted By COLVERT
Suspension dished washer.

Its not hard to find the BMW dished washer (1096068) , exact same part as Rover but a different part number.

People frequently search for this item from Rimmers with no success.

However...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2021, 20:51
Replies: 72
Views: 2,413
Posted By COLVERT
Completed it. Smart motor way.---Bit like...

Completed it.

Smart motor way.---Bit like rock climbing wearing a blindfold.--:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2021, 17:12
Replies: 55
Views: 1,655
Posted By COLVERT
I sold my E-Type Jag for 400.00 CLL...

I sold my E-Type Jag for 400.00


CLL 449B. It's still alive over 50 years after I sold it.--:eek::eek:--( The car now being 59 years old !!! )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 16:10
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By COLVERT
The contacts in the starter solenoid have burnt...

The contacts in the starter solenoid have burnt away. Easy job to replace them. Arctic has a --How-To--- on the form.
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2021, 15:53
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By COLVERT
Try French television if you have trouble...

Try French television if you have trouble sleeping.--Better than the very best sleeping pill.
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2021, 21:02
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By COLVERT
OP:----What floats your boat ???? ...

OP:----What floats your boat ????


These beasties below. I know the ducks float but not too sure about the dogs.---:D:D:D
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