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Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th June 2021, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By LeRich
Apologies - I've got my Blaupunkt units mixed up....

Apologies - I've got my Blaupunkt units mixed up.

The CD43 is the earlier unit that uses the BMW connection, used primarily in the mk2 MGF and early 45s. They are a good...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 13th June 2021, 22:44
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By LeRich
I had the CD43 in my old mk2 ZT, I can't remember...

I had the CD43 in my old mk2 ZT, I can't remember whether the swc worked straight off though.The CD43 uses ISO connections like the non-Highline mk2s so it'll be plug and play otherwise.
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2021, 21:22
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By LeRich
It's an Octavia so probably a taxi :rofl:

It's an Octavia so probably a taxi :rofl:
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2021, 22:25
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By LeRich
Absolutely. They're suing the solicitor that...

Absolutely. They're suing the solicitor that carried out the conveyancing.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 22:25
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By LeRich
Not long after buying the house they started...

Not long after buying the house they started having issues with the septic tank backing up. They called out a company to check the tank and empty it, and were informed at that point. After a bit of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By LeRich
I recently used Autodoc to buy some parts for my...

I recently used Autodoc to buy some parts for my Volvo. I waited four weeks for delivery. Limited tracking information was provided but the parts just appeared one day with no VAT demands or extra...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 21:38
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By LeRich
My brother in law has been caught out with this....

My brother in law has been caught out with this. He bought a house 2 years ago with a non-compliant septic tank system. His solicitor missed this during the conveyance so he has recently had to spend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 21:19
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By LeRich
When was the fluid last changed?

When was the fluid last changed?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 21:16
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By LeRich
The bumpers are the same except for the exhaust...

The bumpers are the same except for the exhaust cutout as you suspect.

I'm not sure about the exhaust trims but I expect the pre- and post-facelift versions are different due to the same of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 20:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,439
Posted By LeRich
Yes I've had this issue, coupled with a cold...

Yes I've had this issue, coupled with a cold elbow!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By LeRich
My old ZS saloon rusted quite badly in this spot....

My old ZS saloon rusted quite badly in this spot. Presumably a result of a chronic water leak and very thin metal.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 21:39
Replies: 84
Views: 4,849
Posted By LeRich
Hi Rick. Please can you PM me with details re...

Hi Rick. Please can you PM me with details re ordering the supply and fit of a new IPK screen. I'd like to have the pack backlighting changed to orange like the early cars (I've got the mk2 dials...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By LeRich
It's worth bearing in mind there are three types...

It's worth bearing in mind there are three types of sun visor too - PVC-covered, fabric-covered and fabric-covered with illumination. I expect your car will have the illuminated mirrors as it has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By LeRich
Sounds like the main dash isn't sitting...

Sounds like the main dash isn't sitting correctly. The dash panel 'hooks' around the main dash moulding along the top then is held in by sprung clips along the bottom.

You might find a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 20:59
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By LeRich
Possibly a boost leak from a split intake pipe or...

Possibly a boost leak from a split intake pipe or intercooler elbow o-rings.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 21:04
Replies: 66
Views: 3,160
Posted By LeRich
There was talk last year of JLR buddying up with...

There was talk last year of JLR buddying up with BMW, which for the purpose of sharing EV tech would really make sense. But reading that article does not make me feel optimistic about the future of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 22:19
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By LeRich
My former ZT CDTi auto would average 38mpg with...

My former ZT CDTi auto would average 38mpg with my then commute involving a mix of stop start urban traffic and open cruising. Don't forget it's a heavy car using old tech and an energy-sapping...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 22:18
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By LeRich
Good outcome :clap:. Should take no more than an...

Good outcome :clap:. Should take no more than an hour per side at the garage.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 21:47
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By LeRich
As above, it's a rip-off. It's a quick job for a...

As above, it's a rip-off. It's a quick job for a garage to do with the car up on the ramps.

It might be worth factoring in a set of fresh pads as a seized caliper can result in uneven wear.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 22:26
Replies: 58
Views: 2,921
Posted By LeRich
There is greater cohesion to the mk1 but it lacks...

There is greater cohesion to the mk1 but it lacks the modernity of the mk2. While the facelift wasn't as extensive as it needed to be, the mk2 looks reasonably fresh even now whereas the mk1s look...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 20:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By LeRich
A couple of mates have owned / do own MG3s. One...

A couple of mates have owned / do own MG3s. One mate is on his second and I believe he's slightly blinded by the badge as he thinks the car is better than it is. The 3 has a few common issues with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 08:10
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By LeRich
The lack of luggage space is the MR2's Achiles...

The lack of luggage space is the MR2's Achiles heel. There's a small cubby under the bonnet where the spare wheel is stored and a full width locker behind the seats as well a decent glove box and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 07:59
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By LeRich
I expect the common towing weight between the...

I expect the common towing weight between the saloon and Tourer is due to the limitations of the powertrain and brakes and the relatively similar kerbweights of the cars. The beefier Tourer rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 07:52
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By LeRich
I've seen suggestion on another forum that the...

I've seen suggestion on another forum that the site is being moved to another host, so hopefully it'll be back up before too long.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2021, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By LeRich
The SMT box in the MR2 is prone to failure so...

The SMT box in the MR2 is prone to failure so best avoided. Otherwise the MR2 betters the F/TF in pretty much every way.

How about a R170 Merc SLK? Early cars are very undervalued and seem pretty...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2021, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By LeRich
Have you had a look on ebay on the off-chance...

Have you had a look on ebay on the off-chance someone is selling some?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 20:46
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By LeRich
There's probably no physical difference in the...

There's probably no physical difference in the items apart from the part number. Scouring the Rimmer Bros site, it's common to see part where an item is superseded with a new part no. ending in 1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 20:41
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By LeRich
Stepspeeds are not common and probably with good...

Stepspeeds are not common and probably with good reason. It might suit the softer nature of the F but it's an awkward match for the TF. The same box was available in the 25/45/ZR/ZS too if those cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 21:47
Replies: 83
Views: 4,728
Posted By LeRich
I've toyed with replacing the 75 on numerous...

I've toyed with replacing the 75 on numerous occasions, and top of the list is the Lexus IS250 when the time comes. It doesn't have the character of the 75, but scores with comfort, refinement and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2021, 20:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,112
Posted By LeRich
Tilting headrests were fitted on Club and...

Tilting headrests were fitted on Club and Connoisseur models. Headrests on Classics and any models with sports seats adjusted for height only.
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd January 2021, 21:00
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By LeRich
Headlight washers were usually fitted with xenon...

Headlight washers were usually fitted with xenon headlights, which look the same as the standard halogen projectors but have darker bezels labelled 'xenon technology' and your headlight control panel...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th January 2021, 21:08
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By LeRich
Hi Richard, welcome to the forum. Assuming...

Hi Richard, welcome to the forum.

Assuming you've exhausted the usual sources (ebay, Auto Trader, Gumtree) it would be worth scouring Facebook as plenty of cars get advertised via the Marketplace...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2021, 20:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeRich
Only as standard if a Conny/Conty SE, not a Club...

Only as standard if a Conny/Conty SE, not a Club SE.
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 21:39
Replies: 106
Views: 4,231
Posted By LeRich
This thread appearing is quite timely as I have...

This thread appearing is quite timely as I have just completed a survey for the BBC where I was asked to score and comment on my perception of their quality, presence and reliability amongst other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 21:25
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By LeRich
Cars registered to the MGR fleet would often wear...

Cars registered to the MGR fleet would often wear BX or BU plates. This would include press cars and directors cars. If you have the original handbook, the dealer stamp will indicate of your car is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By LeRich
A beautiful car but dreamland asking price.

A beautiful car but dreamland asking price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 20:45
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By LeRich
It's very difficult to chase vehicle history now...

It's very difficult to chase vehicle history now since the DVLA no longer divulge previous owner details as willingly. With a 'BU' reg the car may well have been registered as an MGR fleet car but...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 12th January 2021, 20:31
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By LeRich
I've also used Gummi Pflege on door rubbers with...

I've also used Gummi Pflege on door rubbers with pleasing results.
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2021, 21:03
Replies: 63
Views: 2,258
Posted By LeRich
I don't believe that can be said definitely. It...

I don't believe that can be said definitely. It was not the case with the two young ladies who were fined in Derbyshire.
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2021, 20:11
Replies: 63
Views: 2,258
Posted By LeRich
My comment is in reference to the theme of the...

My comment is in reference to the theme of the thread, not solely the distance to exercise you were talking about.

Like the meaning of 'local', what is an 'excessive distance' is subjective, and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2021, 19:28
Replies: 63
Views: 2,258
Posted By LeRich
What is 'local' is very subjective, depending on...

What is 'local' is very subjective, depending on where you are located and how big your world is. Those living in towns needn't travel far to fulfil their basic errands, whereas those more rural or...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2021, 19:24
Replies: 63
Views: 2,258
Posted By LeRich
Common sense would dictate distance, but in the...

Common sense would dictate distance, but in the current situation LA boundaries do matter as each area has its own tier restrictions (outside of lockdown), plus they can form a distinction between...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2021, 21:28
Replies: 63
Views: 2,258
Posted By LeRich
Your best bet is turning a blind eye even if the...

Your best bet is turning a blind eye even if the situation is frustrating. If they are causing substantial noise disturbance or creating environmental pollution you can report the neighbours to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2021, 20:25
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By LeRich
There are numerous things to look and consider. ...

There are numerous things to look and consider.

There are a few weak spots on the cooling system of the 1.8T to consider. The inlet manifold gasket is a biggy as with any K with the plastic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 18:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By LeRich
It will use more fuel and consume more parts, but...

It will use more fuel and consume more parts, but considered over the lifetime of a vehicle including its production, I believe the answer is 'relatively little'.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 18:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By LeRich
Don't lose too much sleep over the direct cost of...

Don't lose too much sleep over the direct cost of Scrappage to the tax payer - the VAT from the sale of the car usually covers the govt. contribution. It's the loss in revenue that hits harder.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2021, 19:19
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By LeRich
Has the car had a replacement windscreen? Often...

Has the car had a replacement windscreen? Often the trims around the screen aren't refitted correctly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 19:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By LeRich
Fuel stations will have to diversify to survive...

Fuel stations will have to diversify to survive (many are modern-day corner shops now) by becoming rapid charging points or offer hydrigen as well if things go that way.
Fossil fuel supply will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 19:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By LeRich
My 2004 price list shows VED for a 2.5 V6 as £160.

My 2004 price list shows VED for a 2.5 V6 as £160.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 19:01
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By LeRich
Some Vauxhalls have had issues (early 00s Vectra...

Some Vauxhalls have had issues (early 00s Vectra and Signum) plus various French cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 20:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By LeRich
You've found the use for the mystery wheel! The...

You've found the use for the mystery wheel! The idea is the cabin is kept warm and comfy by the heating but the driver can direct fresh unheated air at face level through the upper vents to maintain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 18:23
Replies: 30
Views: 2,486
Posted By LeRich
It's not a devastating failure list but if you're...

It's not a devastating failure list but if you're going to sort it then you may as well be prepared to invest in the car and address the advisories too if you intend to keep the car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 18:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By LeRich
A fantastic spec and colour combo.

A fantastic spec and colour combo.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2020, 18:43
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By LeRich
Chasing leaks is a pain but at least if you're...

Chasing leaks is a pain but at least if you're loosing coolant you can be satisfied it is going somewhere!

The cooling system is weak and has numerous common failure points. The IMG is a common...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2020, 20:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By LeRich
Yes, early cars were pretty rock hard! Both my...

Yes, early cars were pretty rock hard! Both my ZTs were later cars (53 and 54 plates) with the softer 'comfort' suspension which itself was firm enough.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2020, 20:36
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By LeRich
Values of decent, low mileage cars are firming up...

Values of decent, low mileage cars are firming up as the cars become rarer and more sought after (relatively) so there's reasonable value in your Conny. Sadly the market favours V6s and diesels over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2020, 20:23
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By LeRich
It would be worth running the ATC unit...

It would be worth running the ATC unit diagnostics.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=147&postcount=1
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2020, 20:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By LeRich
A non-standard wheel used on the ZT-T demo model....

A non-standard wheel used on the ZT-T demo model. Shame they weren't offered on the production model as they look great. I'd bet the ride quality is shocking though!
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2020, 20:32
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By LeRich
Why's that?

Why's that?
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2020, 21:06
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By LeRich
Officially not, but it's inevitably a...

Officially not, but it's inevitably a consideration.

I suspect that production was only destined for Wales with the expectation of a nice cash incentive from the Welsh Assembly. This has not been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2020, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By LeRich
The tyres will fit fine but that is a significant...

The tyres will fit fine but that is a significant change in diameter and circumstance so it will alter your speedo reading and drop your fuel economy slightly. I wouldn't bother.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 19:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By LeRich
The idea of a classic car auction had crossed my...

The idea of a classic car auction had crossed my mind too. The owner wants a no-fuss sale and has no particular expectations for its value but it's right she earns what it's worth. I'm going to speak...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 21:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By LeRich
What's it worth? ZT-T 190 with only 15k miles

I know someone with a mint ZT-T 190 with only 15,000 on the clock. I know very little about the car other than it is immaculate and the owner's widow is looking to sell.

It's a mk2 in X-Power...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 21:01
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By LeRich
MSN click-bait clap-trap.

MSN click-bait clap-trap.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 21:00
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By LeRich
I assume the car is a saloon as the latch...

I assume the car is a saloon as the latch mechanism on saloon rear seats is rubbish. Within the seat back are metal bars that engage with the latch to lock the seat in place and are release when the...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2020, 20:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By LeRich
I rarely leave anything other than positive...

I rarely leave anything other than positive feedback as if I have an issue with the product I make sure every attempt is made to resolve the problem. This usually results in a full or partial refund,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2020, 19:23
Replies: 40
Views: 2,498
Posted By LeRich
Many reasons for me - here are a few in no...

Many reasons for me - here are a few in no particular order:
Interior ambiance and comfort
Rarity
Ride / handling balance
Balance of performance and economy
Ease of driving (auto :D)
Relatively...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2020, 19:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By LeRich
Fly poo? Chimney soot?

Fly poo? Chimney soot?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2020, 21:50
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By LeRich
I have bought a key from Keys In The Post too...

I have bought a key from Keys In The Post too with success. The casing is a bit cheap but the blade is spot on. So with the addition of a transponder and remote supplied and programmed by Jamie Welch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2020, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By LeRich
The head will fit but bear in the mind the 135...

The head will fit but bear in the mind the 135 has different cam profiles which may effect running.

What's up with the existing head?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 20:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By LeRich
Close - it's Cimarron Green. To the OP -...

Close - it's Cimarron Green.

To the OP - welcome to the forum and 75 ownership from a fellow mk2 owner.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By LeRich
Sounds like it's been modified, originally with a...

Sounds like it's been modified, originally with a Sandstone interior with some bits retrimmed and replaced. I'd be interested to see some pics.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 21:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By LeRich
It is daft. I don't think it takes much to make...

It is daft. I don't think it takes much to make money back stripping a car when it's perceived to be worth only a few £100 as an MOT failure.

People breaking a car on their drive seldom in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 21:06
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By LeRich
Nice. I'd love a black headlining in my 75 but I...

Nice. I'd love a black headlining in my 75 but I fear it would become very gloomy, as the car is a Contemporary SE with the black interior.

Do you have plans to paint the light console, visors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By LeRich
It's the classic case of the cars being worth...

It's the classic case of the cars being worth more in parts than complete, all the more when a big repair bill hits. All mainstream cars go through this phase, particularly when they're as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 20:12
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By LeRich
The 90deg elbow at the top of the radiator is...

The 90deg elbow at the top of the radiator is another weak spot (one of many!). Fortunately it's an easy leak to spot and easy to repair.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By LeRich
Another thumbs up for Jamie here - he recently...

Another thumbs up for Jamie here - he recently sorted a key fob and transponder for me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 20:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By LeRich
I don't expect the XE and XF to be directly...

I don't expect the XE and XF to be directly replaced. The F-Pace seems to be selling well, the E-Pace not so much. Odd how the new electric XJ is at risk.

The current range is decent but very 'me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 20:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By LeRich
Post What a way to ruin a lovely car.

What a way to ruin a lovely car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2020, 19:36
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By LeRich
You should carry out a vehicle history (commonly...

You should carry out a vehicle history (commonly referred to as an HPI check). I've used https://totalcarcheck.co.uk/ in the past.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2020, 21:39
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By LeRich
They're a nice early set with the armrest strap...

They're a nice early set with the armrest strap and coloured fabric on the panels. They look decent for the money so get them bought!
Forum: NAC & SAIC 25th September 2020, 20:52
Replies: 19
Views: 3,361
Posted By LeRich
MGM may have pulled a blinder with this car. For...

MGM may have pulled a blinder with this car. For companies and business users looking for an electric workhouse it's ideal being cheap, nondescript and practical.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2020, 21:05
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By LeRich
Is there any sign of moisture in the interior -...

Is there any sign of moisture in the interior - steamy windows etc? I wonder if the heater matrix might be leaking and it's coolant you can smell.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2020, 21:31
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By LeRich
I've done the same with mine. It looks so much...

I've done the same with mine. It looks so much better alongside the darker bezels of the xenon headlights.
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2020, 21:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,424
Posted By LeRich
Makes sense. All sections being trialled are in...

Makes sense. All sections being trialled are in busy urban areas. I bet it'll have benefits to traffic flow too. It'll be interesting to see the results.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 21:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By LeRich
That's a rare car. Unusual it should have ATC,...

That's a rare car. Unusual it should have ATC, Intell pack and Comet alloys and yet still have rear windey windows and black mirror caps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By LeRich
Welcome to the joys of 75 ownership, and to the...

Welcome to the joys of 75 ownership, and to the forum which is wealth of info and support (you'll need it!).

Later 1.8 and diesel 75 saloons were stripped of the rear anti roll bar as a cost...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 20:59
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
I recently fitted a real walnut dash to my Conty...

I recently fitted a real walnut dash to my Conty SE to add some colour to the interior, but I'm not feeling it so refitted my 'carbon fibre' dash. Monochrome blandness restored :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2020, 21:09
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By LeRich
I attended in the 75 which I displayed as an...

I attended in the 75 which I displayed as an individual entry. It was a great day - an excellent turnout and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with some mates.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2020, 21:30
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Removed the bumper and OS headlight to figure out...

Removed the bumper and OS headlight to figure out why it stopped working.

The usual culprit is chaffed wiring, however I had addressed the exposed chassis seam earlier in the year so it was...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd September 2020, 21:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By LeRich
I'll be there in the barge.

I'll be there in the barge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 21:30
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Put the 75 back on the road after a two month...

Put the 75 back on the road after a two month hiatus. Due to my reduced mileage at the moment I couldn't justify taxing two cars, so sorned the 75 and ran my MR2 daily to keep the miles off the Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 20:17
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By LeRich
Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are good source...

Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are good source of cheap cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 22:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,411
Posted By LeRich
The wire for the crank sensor passes very close...

The wire for the crank sensor passes very close to the turbo and although it's shrouded, it can get toasted which then obviously affects its readings.
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd August 2020, 22:02
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By LeRich
If you have the rear lip spoiler, the number...

If you have the rear lip spoiler, the number plate specific to this is on clearance at Rimmer Bros for £36 inc vat

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-XFC000011MMM
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th August 2020, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,494
Posted By LeRich
The good news is your 75 has standard ISO...

The good news is your 75 has standard ISO connections which makes fitting an aftermarket head unit easy.

I'd advise sticking with a decent well known brand and avoid fitting any random Chinese...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2020, 18:50
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By LeRich
The areas you touch when sitting is leather or...

The areas you touch when sitting is leather or alcantara, everything else is cheapo vinyl (back and sides).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2020, 19:03
Replies: 54
Views: 3,970
Posted By LeRich
Fair play for your determination to solve the...

Fair play for your determination to solve the issue. Hopefully you'll come to a solution.
Forum: Items Wanted 9th July 2020, 20:02
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By LeRich
Are you particular over which engine, spec or...

Are you particular over which engine, spec or model year as I know of a very nice mk2 Connoisseur diesel saloon that's available.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2020, 22:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By LeRich
The Premium grille was intended for the Rover 75...

The Premium grille was intended for the Rover 75 only, but then was later used by NAC for top versions of their MG7.

http://i2.sinaimg.cn/qc/ul/2007/0907/U1126P33DT20070907162304.JPG
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2020, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By LeRich
Mounting rear footwell lights is tricky...

Mounting rear footwell lights is tricky especially if you don't want them to be seen. I first tried installing mine (LED strips) on the underside of the front seats but this didn't work as it needs...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2020, 22:24
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Removed the '75' badge from the boot lid. Always...

Removed the '75' badge from the boot lid. Always thought it looked like an afterthought so off it came. Much better.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/117585edeac1babc7c.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2020, 22:06
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By LeRich
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-800-820-Vitesse-C...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-800-820-Vitesse-Coupe-Turbo-Rare-car-in-great-condition/293606580422

Not fussed on the body colour but that interior is beautiful.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2020, 21:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By LeRich
Difficult to tell as the picture will appear...

Difficult to tell as the picture will appear different on different screens, but I'm in the Neptune Blue camp. DSG is very green which this isn't.
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2020, 22:22
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By LeRich
With the current situation where people are...

With the current situation where people are spending far more time at home and in their gardens, any disturbance becomes far more obvious. Your neighbour was courteous in her approach and I think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2020, 22:22
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By LeRich
Mk2 grilles (non-Premium) are all the same and...

Mk2 grilles (non-Premium) are all the same and have a chrome surround and centre bar with grey slats.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 08:16
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By LeRich
I've just bought one of these buttons to fit: ...

I've just bought one of these buttons to fit:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12mm-Round-Metal-Push-Button-Momentary-Switch-Black-White-Red-Green-Blue-Yellow/122653316205
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2020, 08:11
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By LeRich
Have you tried running the ATC diagnostics?...

Have you tried running the ATC diagnostics? Procedure as follows:

A manual diagnostic check includes a check of the sunlight sensor, and is initiated by pressing and holding the AUTO switch and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2020, 22:03
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By LeRich
You're correct that earlier Tourers had the...

You're correct that earlier Tourers had the footwell release button like the saloons - it was a PD deletion late 2002 I believe. Strange about the wiring for it. Maybe the programming of the BCU is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 22:50
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By LeRich
Just a thought - does the Tourer use a different...

Just a thought - does the Tourer use a different BCU to the saloon? I would assume the external tailgate release button connects to the BCU and doesn't set off the alarm if pressed when the car is...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 22:47
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By LeRich
I'm a similar age to you and similarly I don't...

I'm a similar age to you and similarly I don't expect to receive a state pension before hitting 70. In fact I don't think it will exist in the same form by then and will be more a combination of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 22:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By LeRich
There's no direct connection between the boot...

There's no direct connection between the boot lock and footwell release button - it goes via the BCU.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2020, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By LeRich
Sounds like the radio isn't picking up signal, so...

Sounds like the radio isn't picking up signal, so it's either disconnected from the aerial or the signal booster has failed/is disconnected.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2020, 22:14
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Washed and started to clay. First time I've...

Washed and started to clay. First time I've clayed the car and thankfully nothing too nasty coming off, just tree sap up top and loads of tar further done. I've finish tomorrow evening before...
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2020, 08:49
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By LeRich
Never accept your renewal. Renewal quotes are...

Never accept your renewal. Renewal quotes are always far more expensive than new business as they rely on complacency and never reward loyalty. It is so easy to shop around for insurance and save a...
Forum: Photography Corner 15th May 2020, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By LeRich
Clearly some excellent camera tech you have!

Clearly some excellent camera tech you have!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 22:06
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By LeRich
It was sourced via my favourite online emporium: ...

It was sourced via my favourite online emporium:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-Air-Ducting-Pipe-Flexible-Hose-Hot-Or-Cold-Vent-Car-Cooling-Transfer/202755398245

70mm diameter fits perfectly. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 21:59
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By LeRich
The nuts holding the liners on are plastic - the...

The nuts holding the liners on are plastic - the condition of the threads wasn't too important as I have used rubber plumbers washers to retain the liners instead (a tip c/o Arctic). The threads were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By LeRich
More than I would have liked, but not a huge...

More than I would have liked, but not a huge amount as I try to keep them clean.

Need to tackle the front liners next but can't remove the rusted screws that attached it to the sill end cap :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 21:44
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By LeRich
Good pointer. The 1.8T has the most sensitive...

Good pointer. The 1.8T has the most sensitive cooling system of all the engines. I watch mine like a hawk and have chased a couple of small leaks which (fingers crossed) are now resolved.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2020, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By LeRich
Lockdown stripdown

Although I'm still working, the lack of vehicular movement has meant I've been able to tackle a few jobs on the 75 over the last few weeks.

I started with a front end refresh. The bumper came off...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2020, 21:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,364
Posted By LeRich
The aftermath of Covid will certainly change the...

The aftermath of Covid will certainly change the airline industry and realign it, and air travel in general, to where it should most probably be.The way modern aviation operates has been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 21:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,117
Posted By LeRich
I've used a Bilt Hamber clay bar on my MR2 and...

I've used a Bilt Hamber clay bar on my MR2 and now it's as smooth as glass. It's hard work to do a car for the first time but worthwhile.

Most clay bars need to be used with detailer sprays but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 21:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By LeRich
I'm pretty chuffed as I have two cars insured...

I'm pretty chuffed as I have two cars insured with them on a Multicar. Let's see how they perform come renewal time next month!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2020, 22:21
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By LeRich
I used plastic pipe reducers to fix my 4x...

I used plastic pipe reducers to fix my 4x drainage tubes tightly into the rubber sleeves.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2020, 21:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By LeRich
Yes, like many things, the leather was...

Yes, like many things, the leather was down-spec'd. The leather on my mk2 sports seats is so cheap and doesn't smell of leather. Maybe Gliptone is required to add the scent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2020, 21:23
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
I've spent hours deep cleaning the wheels to...

I've spent hours deep cleaning the wheels to remove the build up of brake dust. I wanted to remove them all but the tyre fitter visited recently has used his windy gun to over tighten the locking...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2020, 21:05
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By LeRich
It has been joyously quiet here. I live on a...

It has been joyously quiet here. I live on a (usually) busy B-road between two towns. During a typical rush hour it's one car every 5 seconds; today it's been one every 5 minutes. Instead of speeding...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 21:27
Replies: 96
Views: 6,858
Posted By LeRich
Very sorry for your loss. It reminds that this...

Very sorry for your loss. It reminds that this virus is hitting every corner of our society and that no-one is immune from its affects.

RIP.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 22:03
Replies: 44
Views: 6,908
Posted By LeRich
Rumour has it that JLR will use a BMW unit to...

Rumour has it that JLR will use a BMW unit to replace their own V8, meaning that not for the first time, the Range Rover will be powered by a BMW V8.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 21:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By LeRich
A mate of mine is looking at this exact prospect...

A mate of mine is looking at this exact prospect with his ZT-T at the moment :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By LeRich
The wires to the crankshaft position sensor runs...

The wires to the crankshaft position sensor runs very close to the turbo and are known to get fried.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 28th March 2020, 20:05
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By LeRich
Looking good. How did you get one with the clay...

Looking good. How did you get one with the clay mitt? I've heard good things about them.
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 19:51
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By LeRich
Now that's a whole other issue! In this situation...

Now that's a whole other issue! In this situation the homeowner(s) waives all rights to privacy and privilege, all the while remaining solely liable for maintenance and the provision of essential...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2020, 19:29
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Removed the pollen filter and gave it a vac....

Removed the pollen filter and gave it a vac. Tidied it considerably, enough not to warrant replacement. While the vac was out I shoved the nozzle into the plenum to clear out any dried debris. Very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2020, 21:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By LeRich
I was watching this reg myself as I was tempted...

I was watching this reg myself as I was tempted to get it on the 75. Not quite the bargain it seems once buyer's premium and VAT are added onto the sale price, but it'll be interesting to see what it...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By LeRich
If they live with you in your house (and not in...

If they live with you in your house (and not in another house you own) then they are a lodger not a tenant and have a right of occupancy rather than right of tenancy which reduces your obligation.
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 19:39
Replies: 70
Views: 6,287
Posted By LeRich
I'm still working, although now on annual leave...

I'm still working, although now on annual leave for the next few days (was due to take the caravan to the Peak District). I was working from home as a good proportion of my work relies on having a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2020, 21:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By LeRich
Yes it was! There is no visual link between the...

Yes it was! There is no visual link between the SV and the car it's based on. An extraordinary transformation.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 22nd March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By LeRich
The Caravan and Motorhome Club have also closed...

The Caravan and Motorhome Club have also closed all their sites and CLs. Very disappointed as I was due to go away next week, but in the circumstances it's understandable.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2020, 23:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By LeRich
I believe the Oxford leather sports seats were...

I believe the Oxford leather sports seats were all-leather, facing parts and all.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2020, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By LeRich
Very nice seats in lovely condition but a lot of...

Very nice seats in lovely condition but a lot of £.

Sad to see MGR was still using vinyl on the non-facing parts even on these Mono seats.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 18:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By LeRich
Same here. A handbrake is largely pointless on an...

Same here. A handbrake is largely pointless on an auto other than for use as an emergency brake. I use mine every now and again to prevent it seizing.

I love the 'creep' of an auto. Makes low...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2020, 18:39
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
It was the clearance price that swayed the...

It was the clearance price that swayed the decision as (as far as I know) the dampers and top mounts are fine and didn't need immediate replacement. But the car's approaching 70k miles and 75...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2020, 21:17
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Had a front spring snap on Saturday, fortunately...

Had a front spring snap on Saturday, fortunately only whilst manoeuvering on the drive and not out on the road. Unfortunately it punctured the tyre.

The car has since been recovered to a local...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2020, 20:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By LeRich
The seats are of more interest than the reg....

The seats are of more interest than the reg. Copperleaf leather is mega rare.
Forum: Events and Meets 15th March 2020, 22:12
Replies: 80
Views: 13,120
Posted By LeRich
Personally I don't see PoL happening. Every day...

Personally I don't see PoL happening. Every day the Covid situation is progressing and it's only a short matter of time until large public gatherings are banned. If that doesn't pull PoL then it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2020, 22:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By LeRich
I'm 35 now and first joined the club when I was...

I'm 35 now and first joined the club when I was 26 and owned my first ZT.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2020, 20:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By LeRich
A mate of mine with a ZT-T 1.8T is having similar...

A mate of mine with a ZT-T 1.8T is having similar issues. He found the wiring from the crank sensor has disintegrated. It's been repaired but the car still isn't running. The car's been hooked up to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 21:35
Replies: 13,707
Views: 1,207,903
Posted By LeRich
Fitted a rear anti roll bar to my 1.8T. A good...

Fitted a rear anti roll bar to my 1.8T. A good used 18mm ARB and brackets along with new stainless steel bolts, drop links and bushes. It's made a noticeable difference to the handling and steering...
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