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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2020, 11:20
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By hortonds
Sounds exactly like the problem I had with the CV...

Sounds exactly like the problem I had with the CV joint.
Cheap to buy, easy to fix. Best way to see is look if the CV boot has been compromised.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2020, 16:42
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By hortonds
Okay, so no reply. I took the front door card...

Okay, so no reply.
I took the front door card off, found the colours of the wires, traced them back to a connector in the boot on the right hand side.
Cut the connector off (blew the radio fuse in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 03:54
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By hortonds
Strangely, I've been doing the same on a friend's...

Strangely, I've been doing the same on a friend's car.
The problem is that the amplifier and radio are in the boot.

There is a thread here which shows how to put a modern head in and link it to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hortonds
:) Many thanks for your help. Strangely, the...

:) Many thanks for your help.

Strangely, the car now runs like a V6 should (instead of feeling like a diesel), so I think it may be right, just wondering why I'm still getting the error...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By hortonds
New VIS Motor help

Hello :)
I've installed a brand new pair of VIS motors and now getting errors:
P1477
P1472

When installing I made the butterfly in the open position and turned the key to position 2 to set the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 17:58
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By hortonds
CDTi Belt tensioner spanner

I used a long aviation spanner with the width angle ground off. Worked perfectly (from the top)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/r8jHR8tr5DkHBS9t8
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 02:07
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By hortonds
I have an unidentified clatter and tried changing...

I have an unidentified clatter and tried changing most things ... just ordered some bolts, many thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By hortonds
There's one for a fiver on Ebay ;) ...

There's one for a fiver on Ebay ;)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-1999-on-O-S-Front-handle-to-lock-connection-shaft/133073720498?hash=item1efbcfd4b2:g:xwYAAMXQMXRQ4wMP
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 17:23
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By hortonds
Behind the keyhole there is a unit that uses...

Behind the keyhole there is a unit that uses small cables to extend the locking mechanism down to the level of the actuator. Sounds like one of those cables has failed.

To get to it you need to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By hortonds
Yeah, Tom did mine, and did an amazing job :)...

Yeah, Tom did mine, and did an amazing job :) Took a couple of days, but I just dropped the car off when I was on the way to Wales and picked it up on the way back.

Not so easy to get a car to him...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 16:41
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By hortonds
Shame there's no-one in Hertfordshire :( Well,...

Shame there's no-one in Hertfordshire :( Well, no-one who would be willing to Do the sills without charging silly money.

My friend had the worst job I've ever seen at an MOT tester where it looked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 17:54
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By hortonds
Speaker wiring colours

Okay, so I have a friend who has a tourer Rover 75 2002. He has previously had the type with the amp in the back, so my plan is to run cables from the speaker wires to the front and put in a more...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th September 2019, 01:19
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By hortonds
Yup :) Just getting a car ready for a friend. ...

Yup :) Just getting a car ready for a friend. Done the fronts, but let down by someone selling a pair on Facebook Marketplace :(

Anyway, she's not in too much of a hurry, so no problem. Please...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th September 2019, 20:34
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By hortonds
Rear Tourer Springs

Obviously, New would be good, used need to be in good condition.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 21:04
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By hortonds
Might be handy

So ... I was changing the springs on the front and got to that nasty bit where you try to get the strut leg to slide back onto the hub mount ... yeah right!

I just happened to have a spring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 10:52
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By hortonds
Shaking on acceleration

Diesel.
So ... my thermostat housing started leaking. I changed that and in doing so noticed that my Upper Engine Mount was in two halves! I ordered one and on putting everything back together...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 02:43
Replies: 45
Views: 2,444
Posted By hortonds
My almost 300,000 mile diesel tourer is my daily...

My almost 300,000 mile diesel tourer is my daily driver as well as our band bus.
Still going strong and doing approx 30,000 miles a year.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 10:17
Replies: 50
Views: 2,772
Posted By hortonds
WHATEVER one you go for, make sure you do it...

WHATEVER one you go for, make sure you do it through Quidco first.

They are offering up to £150 cashback on RAC at the moment, and depending which one you go for it can halve your breakdown cover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2019, 10:07
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By hortonds
:( Sadly I only have the Drivers side ones :( Did...

:( Sadly I only have the Drivers side ones :( Did a good search.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By hortonds
:) I'll have a check what I have left when I get...

:) I'll have a check what I have left when I get home.

Not sure if I still have a passenger one :( I definitely have a drivers side one but that'll be useless to you.

The rear torx I find is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 01:20
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By hortonds
Hello Mate, I have spare switches if you fancy...

Hello Mate,
I have spare switches if you fancy coming to Dunstable.
I'll even make you a coffee :)

Ahhh ... just seen where you are.
Make me an offer if you can't find any and I'll post it to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2019, 19:02
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By hortonds
This is a document I drew up when faultfinding on...

This is a document I drew up when faultfinding on mine. Hope it helps you as well.

IGN on
Test thick wires on the loom plug
Black = earth
Yellow = earth
Orange/Yellow = 12v
Orange/Green =...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 22:54
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By hortonds
This is a document I drew up when faultfinding on...

This is a document I drew up when faultfinding on mine. Hope it helps you as well.

IGN on
Test thick wires on the loom plug
Black = earth
Yellow = earth
Orange/Yellow = 12v
Orange/Green =...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2019, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By hortonds
Drummers Logic

So ... We had a Festival gig at the weekend.
The drummer had abandoned his VW Golf in France because his Engine Management light had come on. After retrieving it (without finding out what the...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th July 2019, 19:02
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By hortonds
Black leather Tourer rear seat back

Just the back bit with the integral seat belt.
I don't need the base, headrests or side bolsters.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 10:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By hortonds
It sounds like a typical wishbone bush wearing...

It sounds like a typical wishbone bush wearing clunk to me.

Get someone to look outside the car and see if the wheel is moving backwards or forwards when that happens.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 10:39
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By hortonds
I'm confused ... you don't have the seats?

I'm confused ... you don't have the seats?
Forum: Items Wanted 21st July 2019, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By hortonds
Heya I have one of these, I can guarantee it...

Heya I have one of these, I can guarantee it works, but bear in mind that it may be the motor.

I'm happy for you to drive to me to test it (Dunstable) before buying it.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 17:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By hortonds
I'm near you and am on the final stages of...

I'm near you and am on the final stages of renovating a zero rust, 70,000 miles Connie Tourer v6 2.0 Automatic with all the toys. Drop me a PM if you want me to keep you informed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th July 2019, 16:33
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By hortonds
Where does this plug go?

Okay, here's another one ;)
I've been changing the thermostat on a V6 2.0

After taking it all apart and putting it all back together again, I noticed there is a spare plug with no apparent...
Forum: Was it you? 31st May 2019, 19:17
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By hortonds
Look out for our Bee Gees Tribute Band Bus next...

Look out for our Bee Gees Tribute Band Bus next time you're there (If it's a 70s weekend). Usually parked up near the stage door: Grey Tourer BE04 GEE
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 16:34
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By hortonds
Finally fixed the parking sensors

So, after 5 years of sometimes working, sometimes not ...
I rigged up a laptop with TOAF and found out which sensor was causing grief. Bought a loom plus the sensors on Ebay and swapped out the...
Forum: Events and Meets 17th April 2019, 01:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By hortonds
It was my first visit there. I was kind of...

It was my first visit there.
I was kind of hoping there would be a members "Hang out" tent/area. I stayed for quite a bit until my bladder was in greater need than waiting for the toilet queue :p
Forum: Events and Meets 9th April 2019, 11:43
Replies: 135
Views: 17,351
Posted By hortonds
I'd like to join a group like that :) Keep me...

I'd like to join a group like that :) Keep me informed if you know.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2019, 09:16
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By hortonds
I tend to do 20k to 30K per year. I use it as a...

I tend to do 20k to 30K per year. I use it as a band bus to run three guys with a car and roofbox packed full of PA systems instruments and costumes up and down the country every weekend.

I'd...
Forum: Events and Meets 28th March 2019, 23:03
Replies: 135
Views: 17,351
Posted By hortonds
For some strange reason, we don't seem to have a...

For some strange reason, we don't seem to have a gig on that day, so I'll try to turn up with the Bee Gees Mobile :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2019, 15:30
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By hortonds
MOT Pass

After 276,000 Miles, a pass with no advisories.
Mind you ... I had to do:
Both sills (Thanks Tom Hobbs for an excellent job at a great price)
Replacement Drivers Seat Motor
Heat Wrapped exhaust...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 14:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By hortonds
Check your insurance details. Mine say that...

Check your insurance details.

Mine say that if you go over the mileage allowance you are still insured, but only for the legal minimum.

So ... I'm guessing that's 3rd party.

For me when I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2019, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By hortonds
Well, I had to travel quite a distance to get...

Well, I had to travel quite a distance to get them, but bought a full set of used seats.

Wired it up and worked perfectly.

I checked the Seat ECUs that I have and they worked too, so it looks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 19:09
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By hortonds
Yeah, he is ... slowly getting tools together...

Yeah, he is ... slowly getting tools together again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 15:30
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By hortonds
I only say that as the lead i bought needed the...

I only say that as the lead i bought needed the pins soldered as it was connecting but couldn't read any of the modules.

Sounds like yours is working just fine out of the box :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2019, 10:58
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By hortonds
Here's a user guide:...

Here's a user guide: https://yadi.sk/i/Z7rozCs63LHYGt

Please note that you WILL have to solder pins 7 & 8 if you get a connection with the car but it can't load any of the modules (like the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2019, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By hortonds
Thanks for the reply :) All of the wires are...

Thanks for the reply :)

All of the wires are reading correctly going into the ECU, so I know that's all okay.

I thought I'd check it this morning and was going to put a load across the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2019, 21:11
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By hortonds
Update: I have checked the wiring under the...

Update:
I have checked the wiring under the seat for all the wires that should have 12 volts and the ones with ground. All seems okay, also tested them at the point where they go into the ECU.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2019, 00:42
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By hortonds
Electric Driver's seat

So ... I've swapped out the seat ECU for a definitely working one, and ... not a sausage!

Does it need to be enabled with a T4?

The Memory seat set does a nice "Bing" but no movement in any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2019, 12:04
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By hortonds
Thanks Phil, It's very weird that they only put...

Thanks Phil,
It's very weird that they only put it on a few bits though :shrug:

But hey, at least it means that my second hand one is possibly gonna work this time :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2019, 00:58
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By hortonds
Seat ECU PCB Leaking?

Okay, since my ECU gave up the ghost I thought I'd open it up to spot if there is anything obvious going on (blown capacitor etc). First thing I noticed is that someone had written "Rover 75" on it,...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st January 2019, 23:44
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By hortonds
Memory Seat ECU

Hi, I'm looking for a working memory seat ECU.
One that doesn't have a leaking main chip would be nice!
Forum: Items Wanted 31st January 2019, 23:40
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By hortonds
Sadly, it's also gotta be a tourer. He's a...

Sadly, it's also gotta be a tourer. He's a musician so needs it to lug stuff.

Manchester is a bit far Tim, we're nearer London, but what is the price? I might tempt him ;)
Forum: Items Wanted 31st January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By hortonds
Thanks Ken, Sadly ... it's gotta be a Diesel :(

Thanks Ken,
Sadly ... it's gotta be a Diesel :(
Forum: Items Wanted 28th January 2019, 20:40
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By hortonds
Tourer Diesel Auto

I have convinced a friend that he needs a Rover 75.
Happy to have one in need of repairs or with scrapes/dents, just no rust please.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2019, 19:39
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By hortonds
Yeah, that was my thinking .. just needed...

Yeah, that was my thinking .. just needed confirmation :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2019, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By hortonds
Electric Driver's seat

So ...
The passenger seat is fine, but the drivers side one has stopped responding to any movement and the memory buttons.

I have reseated and wd40'd the connectors, checked the fuses, tested the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2019, 17:25
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By hortonds
Hehehe I hope so! :p

Hehehe I hope so! :p
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 20:43
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By hortonds
Wow! That's a lot clearer. I'm just about to...

Wow! That's a lot clearer.

I'm just about to check that all my fuses are in the right place. However I have transcribed yours onto a spreadsheet with colour coded Ampage.

But, many thanks :)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2019, 09:42
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By hortonds
ROFL She only went for a Rover 75 because I...

ROFL

She only went for a Rover 75 because I suggested she did as I could help her with any issues she had. That's when she lived near me, then she moved to London at the time the car decided to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2019, 11:49
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By hortonds
Plumstead mechanics?

I have a friend in Plumstead with a Diesel Rover 75 in need of a Crankshaft pulley kit inc fitting.

She suffers from a couple of problems.

Problem 1: Leaves her car problems until her car just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2018, 15:51
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By hortonds
Conclusion: Picked up the car, fully working...

Conclusion:
Picked up the car, fully working with two new tyres fitted.

The Tyre garage tried to charge me for the tyres until I suggested it may be better for them if we call it quits so that I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2018, 12:36
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By hortonds
Yeah, I emailed him, but no response yet after a...

Yeah, I emailed him, but no response yet after a week :(

Not sure he likes me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2018, 11:37
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By hortonds
Hehehe Yep, well, actually I didn't look ......

Hehehe

Yep, well, actually I didn't look ... I was too busy seething inside and was very "Okay, sort it and I'll pick it up fixed".

Just had a text that it's ready, so I'll be picking it up...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2018, 09:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By hortonds
Well ... I was due to go to Germany the next day,...

Well ... I was due to go to Germany the next day, so I left it with them trying to get the local mechanics to sort it out. On my return I'm expecting to have free tyres and a working car along with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 01:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By hortonds
Tyre fitters ... Arrrgghhh

So while driving to Blackpool and back fully loaded up with a PA and three hairy Bee Gees impersonators, I noticed my CV Joint was clanking, very loudly when turning corners under power.

So while...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2018, 14:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By hortonds
Gearbox oil changed (thanks Phil T4) and problem...

Gearbox oil changed (thanks Phil T4) and problem fixed.

The oil looked good (red-ish) and didn't smell of burning etc, no bits of metal wear that could be seen and no leaking, also didn't seem to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2018, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By hortonds
Many thanks Slovcan, No ... I doubt in all of...

Many thanks Slovcan,
No ... I doubt in all of the 250,000 miles it hasn't had a single gearbox oil change ... maybe time ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2018, 10:41
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By hortonds
Thanks for the reply SD1 ... It seems to be...

Thanks for the reply SD1 ...
It seems to be running just fine, Diesel and no black smoke etc ... so before I go to any expense I'd like to know if it's "meant" to do this or if it's my car playing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2018, 14:07
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By hortonds
Tried in in Normal AND sports mode ... same thing

Tried in in Normal AND sports mode ... same thing
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2018, 13:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By hortonds
Automatic Observations

Having owned the Rover 75 for four years I'm astounded that it's taken me so long to find this out.

I've driven many automatics in my time ... usually if you need to get up to speed quickly on a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2018, 15:35
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By hortonds
If it's any use ... a dented sill isn't a failure...

If it's any use ... a dented sill isn't a failure (unless it's rusted as well), also having no undertray isn't a problem either.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2018, 08:15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By hortonds
I use my mobile phone extensively for a SatNav...

I use my mobile phone extensively for a SatNav with two cars and have been through many phone mounts.

The problem with windscreen mounts are that in the summer the phone overheats. I find that a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2018, 01:23
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By hortonds
Hmmm I had a similar problem, it was driving me...

Hmmm I had a similar problem, it was driving me crazy as I knew I'd heard that tone before. It was a cardboard coffee cup stuck between the door and the seat position selector button :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2018, 14:07
Replies: 5
Mot
Views: 419
Posted By hortonds
Mot

After fighting with myself, tools, angle grinder and my Rover's suspension I eventually changed the wishbone ... sure, I had to get a breakers yard hub which the scary man with the huge angle grinder...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2018, 21:06
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By hortonds
Impressed!

After breaking a Grip Tite socket today while trying to do something that it's not really meant to do, I dropped an Email to the manufacturers who have sent me a new 12mm socket from the USA ... no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2018, 10:52
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By hortonds
Sorry Brian, I did this and it worked perfectly...

Sorry Brian, I did this and it worked perfectly (to my surprise when Phil did the T4) and is still working two years on.

I used cheese wire to delicately cut through the windscreen gel on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2017, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By hortonds
I did a quick one, epoxy glued the nut at the...

I did a quick one, epoxy glued the nut at the back of it to stop it undoing.
https://goo.gl/photos/XdxP2SiftjciaPdQ8
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2017, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By hortonds
I got sick of the cups and spigot system on the...

I got sick of the cups and spigot system on the rear light cluster not working on my tourer. I took off the cup and put some Neodymium magnets on the spigot. Works wonders for very little effort.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2017, 10:35
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By hortonds
Tourer rear light grrrrrr

Well, after a long time battling with pins and cups neither of which were any good. I did this. Remove (and discard) the cup, pop some neodymium magnets (with a hole in them, bought from wish.com)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2017, 01:29
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By hortonds
Airbag light, side issue

Okay, we all know that the airbag light is due to a dry joint in the connector under the drivers seat. I got around that by connecting the yellow wire directly.

However my question is ... Do the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2017, 19:03
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By hortonds
Shrewsbury Steam Rally

Look out for us (The Bootleg Bee Gees) and the Bee Gees Mobile Rover 75 at the Shrewsbury Steam Fair tonight :)
Forum: Items Wanted 30th June 2017, 18:02
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By hortonds
Yup ... I have one for sale. I'm PMd you

Yup ... I have one for sale. I'm PMd you
Forum: Items Wanted 30th June 2017, 17:58
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By hortonds
LEF Tourer rear bumper

With sensors please :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2017, 04:25
Replies: 54
Views: 3,775
Posted By hortonds
I use Dartsave. They pay the Dartford crossing...

I use Dartsave. They pay the Dartford crossing FOR you every time you cross then Email you and give you 21 days to pay them back.

http://www.dartsave.co.uk/
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2017, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By hortonds
I didn't like the self tapper. It seems fairly...

I didn't like the self tapper. It seems fairly flimsy (and the last thing I want is for it to rattle off while I'm driving), so I put a stainless steel bolt and nylock nut on mine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2017, 20:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By hortonds
I also find that 20MPH is extremely difficult to...

I also find that 20MPH is extremely difficult to judge accurately. We are very used to driving at 30MPH and over but 20MPH seems so slow that you will automatically creep up. With the magical 10%...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2017, 22:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By hortonds
Indeed ... and mine is an auto. Also, not much...

Indeed ... and mine is an auto. Also, not much braking in a 20mph zone because I'm usually the only one sticking to the speed limit. :shrug: But all you do is set the speed and cover the brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2017, 17:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By hortonds
Hmmm yes, I realise it won't engage at 20mph ......

Hmmm yes, I realise it won't engage at 20mph ... I was just wondering if there was a T4 setting or mod that would change that.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2017, 16:19
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By hortonds
20mph Cruise Control Settings

I often use the cruise control to set speeds in town, like: 30mph etc to stay within the speed limit. Lately there's been a lot of 20mph zones. Does anyone know if it's possible to lower the cruise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2017, 15:05
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By hortonds
Well it was a godsend of a mod for me. Yeah,...

Well it was a godsend of a mod for me.

Yeah, it's easy enough to turn on the wipers but when you do the mileage I do (using it as a band bus) and the weather is so changeable it comes in very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2017, 15:39
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By hortonds
Can't you look at the cambelt for signs of...

Can't you look at the cambelt for signs of cracking etc?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2017, 15:12
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By hortonds
Oh, and they are £3.50ish, last the life of the...

Oh, and they are £3.50ish, last the life of the vehicle (unlike the originals) and are available on Ebay:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2017, 15:04
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By hortonds
Well, you only need to change the intercooler...

Well, you only need to change the intercooler hose if it is split or leaking. The common problem though are the "O" rings that stop air being sucked in at the point where the plastic pipe goes into...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2017, 22:05
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By hortonds
Well, you just need the lens and that can be got...

Well, you just need the lens and that can be got from a scrap car with a cheese wire and patience ... or you can buy one from Ebay:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2017, 21:50
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By hortonds
I put in a auto dimming mirror and rain sensors,...

I put in a auto dimming mirror and rain sensors, not really that difficult. Only problem was the removal of the "built into the windscreen" rain sensor lens and shroud. I used a cheese wire as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2017, 16:46
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By hortonds
173,000 miles isn't that much for one of our...

173,000 miles isn't that much for one of our diesel engines.

The black smoke is probably intercooler related and more than likely the "O" rings. Take a look at the "how to" section for help with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2017, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By hortonds
I put in a auto dimming mirror and rain sensors,...

I put in a auto dimming mirror and rain sensors, not really that difficult. Only problem was the removal of the "built into the windscreen" rain sensor lens and shroud. I used a cheese wire as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2017, 03:04
Replies: 64
Views: 3,439
Posted By hortonds
I used the grip-tite sockets which grip on the...

I used the grip-tite sockets which grip on the flats, not the corners. I used a long 1/2" wrench for leverage but both came out fairly easily. As you can see from the photo they were well and truly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2017, 02:47
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By hortonds
Well, recently we've been singing "How Can You...

Well, recently we've been singing "How Can You Mend A Broken Car" :p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2017, 19:23
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By hortonds
Defaced Rover 75

When I got my personalised numberplate I thought I might be setting my car up to be keyed etc.
So ... last night after a stonking gig at Pontins, came out to find this:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2017, 19:14
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By hortonds
Back on the road

Just before the MOT I pulled out of the drive to a nasty scraping sound ... Broken front spring, but thankfully an intact tyre. Angle ground it off to get back in the drive, replaced both springs...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2017, 09:57
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By hortonds
New car mod?

I know it works in a DeLorean, but just wondering if it will fit in our Rover 75s?

http://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor.html
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2017, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By hortonds
I'm thinking of just doing the lower part as the...

I'm thinking of just doing the lower part as the corrosion is just before the union that connects to the flexi pipe. At least that would save having to bend the pipe to the brake cylinder. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2017, 14:17
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By hortonds
The hard ones ... not the flexi :( I'd be a lot...

The hard ones ... not the flexi :(
I'd be a lot happier if it was the flexi ones!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2017, 18:09
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By hortonds
Brake pipe "How to"?

Is there a "how to" to replace the front brake pipes?

I looked but couldn't see one :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2017, 16:43
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By hortonds
Grip-Tite

Well ... I had to do the front suspension and read about the dreaded pinch bolt.

So before I rounded off the bolt I bought a set of 1/2" Grip-Tite sockets (expensive, but cheaper than getting a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2016, 22:13
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By hortonds
Knocking Sound :(

Okay, well I know my 75 quite well and what noises it makes and what noises it doesn't make.

So after a long drive from Cornwall to Glasgow for a gig the DAB radio couldn't pick up a station. We...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2016, 16:15
Replies: 236
Views: 24,764
Posted By hortonds
Thanks Trikey ;) On my way back to Earth now.

Thanks Trikey ;)

On my way back to Earth now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2016, 15:40
Replies: 60
Views: 5,911
Posted By hortonds
:) got there ... on my way back to earth now.

:) got there ... on my way back to earth now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2016, 11:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By hortonds
Hmmm I wonder how that would stand with a...

Hmmm I wonder how that would stand with a slightly lighter 75 and a towing dolly:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2016, 21:48
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By hortonds
I ALWAYS drive mine fully laden with PA gear,...

I ALWAYS drive mine fully laden with PA gear, three guys and a full roofbox. It's also an automatic and I use the cruise control a lot. I tend to get 500 miles to a tank full.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2016, 01:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By hortonds
For some reason people keep photographing my Band...

For some reason people keep photographing my Band Bus Rover 75 numberplate *shrugs* :p

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/uncletalon/Bee%20Gees%20Car.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2016, 18:36
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By hortonds
Strangely enough ... yes ... The Bootleg Bee...

Strangely enough ... yes ... The Bootleg Bee Gees.

Also, strangely, we're at The Landrover Social Club tonight. My car is feeling very much at home in the car park.

Well, I bought the Bee Gees...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2016, 12:31
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By hortonds
Going for a drive

I only use the 75 at weekends as it is a Band Bus. Drive a Prius the rest of the time, but I always get a sense of looking forward to the drive to Scotland/Wales/Cornwall etc in the Rover.

So ......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2016, 12:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By hortonds
I just did the back box on my Diesel by chopping...

I just did the back box on my Diesel by chopping the pipe and adding an after-market back box. Not too difficult, but watch out for the pipe diameter ... The one I bought had the connector pipe (the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2016, 22:04
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By hortonds
I have spare Satnav units including the DVD...

I have spare Satnav units including the DVD player that I'm happy to sell. Also, happy for you to come to Harpenden and we can swap out the items to see what you need.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2016, 09:31
Replies: 59
Views: 4,094
Posted By hortonds
Here's the link:...

Here's the link: http://toaf.roverki.eu/index.php/en/download-en
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2016, 16:12
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By hortonds
Rain Sensor T4

:) Phil enabled the retro fitted Rain Sensor today and ... it worked. Yay! I wasn't sure it would as there were a couple of air bubbles, but I'm happy it did.

Out of interest, I made a cut out...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 20th March 2016, 12:09
Replies: 49
Views: 3,419
Posted By hortonds
What time do people go home? I'll be coming...

What time do people go home?
I'll be coming back from a gig in Swansea so could probably stop by on the way but it would be early afternoon :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2016, 12:01
Replies: 405
Views: 33,700
Posted By hortonds
211,540 Miles on the Bee Gees Mobile (BE04 GEE)...

211,540 Miles on the Bee Gees Mobile (BE04 GEE) TDi Rover 75 and increasing every weekend. Just coming back from Bute in Scotland now (to London) and off to Liverpool next week. I tend to do around...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2016, 10:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By hortonds
My car is always packed to the rafters and the...

My car is always packed to the rafters and the roof box with musical gear so not much room for anything else other than a roll of gaffertape. Mind you ... GAFFERTAPE :drool4:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2016, 12:34
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By hortonds
I was having the "not warm starting" problem. ...

I was having the "not warm starting" problem. Changed the fuel filter and did the "dump a can of it in the filter" trick. Not had the problem since.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2016, 23:24
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By hortonds
I know it may be stating the obvious. But I had...

I know it may be stating the obvious. But I had this (exactly) when I bought the car and it got worse. I checked the Intercooler O Rings only to find I had a great big split in the intercooler...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2016, 23:16
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By hortonds
The spring seems to only be there to keep the pin...

The spring seems to only be there to keep the pin in place, not necessarily to hold the brake shoe in place. So I tightened this so that it wasn't tight and was slightly loose and checked the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2016, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By hortonds
I did a quick one, epoxy glued the nut at the...

I did a quick one, epoxy glued the nut at the back of it to stop it undoing.
https://goo.gl/photos/XdxP2SiftjciaPdQ8
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2016, 09:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By hortonds
When that happened to me it was because my...

When that happened to me it was because my handbrake shoes were down to the metal and the wheel bearings needed to be changed, so there was a little bit of movement when I turned corners which made...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2016, 23:58
Replies: 121
Views: 7,951
Posted By hortonds
Rear heat shield fell off ... making an awful...

Rear heat shield fell off ... making an awful clang on the top of the exhaust for 400 miles. Sadly it has completely broken off the front bit, so no amount of penny washers could fix that :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2016, 22:10
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By hortonds
Yeah, well, interior lights, dimming mirror, rain...

Yeah, well, interior lights, dimming mirror, rain sensor but ... I'm interested to know a couple of things:
1. What exactly are the different pins for?
2. There are three wires NOT connected to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2016, 21:11
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By hortonds
Sounds like it could be the wishbone bushes. ...

Sounds like it could be the wishbone bushes. Easiest way I've found to check is look at the wheels when someone moves the car forward or brakes.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2016, 20:30
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By hortonds
A Pillar socket pinouts?

I wonder if any of you clever people can tell me the what the pins are for on the socket in the A Pillar?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2016, 22:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By hortonds
A friend of mine was sold a 75 with locking wheel...

A friend of mine was sold a 75 with locking wheel nuts but he didn't give us the key, then two days later she kerbed it. I got it off by hammering a slightly smaller imperial socket over it and then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2016, 09:45
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By hortonds
I've one mine recently. Cleaned the wishbone...

I've one mine recently. Cleaned the wishbone ends then coated the wishbone and the bush with raw washing up liquid. Slid on like a dream, but make sure you wear goggles when underneath cos it drips...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2016, 00:20
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By hortonds
ROFL ... you haven't seen the rest of it! I...

ROFL ... you haven't seen the rest of it! I bought it a year ago as a throwaway band bus for £600.00 ... decided to keep it on the road because it's such a lovely car but now has 210,000 miles on it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2016, 15:38
Replies: 56
Views: 4,772
Posted By hortonds
I bought mine as a throwaway car due to the miles...

I bought mine as a throwaway car due to the miles I'm piling on it as a band bus. A year (and 40,000 miles) later and I'm still repairing it instead of throwing it away. Lovely cars :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2016, 11:25
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By hortonds
There's no rust ... that was me trying to rescue...

There's no rust ... that was me trying to rescue it with JB Weld and failing :( I'll angle grind it nicely later and fill and paint.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2016, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By hortonds
Tailgate fix without welding

Well ... My tailgate gas strut went ping and the retaining plate as well as what was left of the spigot went into the deepest recesses of the car.
First thoughts were to get someone to weld one on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2016, 11:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By hortonds
I went for Blue, only because I wanted to easily...

I went for Blue, only because I wanted to easily see the black gunk if my O rings started to go again. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2015, 09:59
Replies: 46
Views: 3,075
Posted By hortonds
It was fab before I fixed the Intercooler Hose on...

It was fab before I fixed the Intercooler Hose on my Diesel Tourer. I'd just put my foot down and give them a quick burst of black soot in their face. Worked every time. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2015, 17:42
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By hortonds
Oil by the injectors

Hello,
I have a diesel MGZT ... Taking the engine cover off today I noticed oil pooling in the cavity by the injectors.

Any ideas why?
Forum: Was it you? 18th July 2015, 19:11
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By hortonds
I sometimes wave ... mostly when I forget that...

I sometimes wave ... mostly when I forget that I'm NOT in the 75, but in my Prius :(
Forum: Was it you? 13th July 2015, 21:21
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By hortonds
No .. it was nothing to do with the Gala, more a...

No .. it was nothing to do with the Gala, more a social club event, but we use a 75 tourer with a distinctive numberplate as our band bus :)
Forum: Was it you? 12th July 2015, 13:06
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By hortonds
:( and you didn't see the Bee Gees mobile? We...

:( and you didn't see the Bee Gees mobile? We were playing at the Cockerton Band & Musical Institute on Saturday evening and spent most of Sunday 12-2am trying to get onto the A1 to get to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2015, 17:39
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By hortonds
SRS Intercooler Hose fitted

Worth every penny.

SFS Performance made it in two days, gave me a discount (because of the club) and let me pick it up from them (down the road to me).

After fitting the hose and new O Rings I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2015, 09:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By hortonds
Thanks Phil ... that's where I was going wrong!...

Thanks Phil ... that's where I was going wrong! :p

Yes Prof. The previous owner was an elderly gentleman. Not sure he took it over 25mph.

The EGR was reasonably coked up. By reasonably, I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2015, 20:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By hortonds
Well, Phil did the T4 on this (mainly to do the...

Well,
Phil did the T4 on this (mainly to do the cruise control) and found it was coming from the MAF sensor.

I cleaned this when I did the bypass, so I guess if the light comes on again I will do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2015, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By hortonds
It's an 04, with everything tight and fitted...

It's an 04, with everything tight and fitted correctly.
However ... I've just filled it with Diesel, shoved a bottle of Redex Diesel Advanced Fuel System Cleaner in it (I was hoping the EGR Bypass...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2015, 13:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By hortonds
EGR Bypass and Engine Management Light

Well, the title says it all.
I removed the EGR and fitted a bypass which worked really well ... when two days later on the M25 the Engine management light came on and is staying on :(

1. I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2015, 12:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By hortonds
I was gigging in Murphy's Roadhouse, Paignton on...

I was gigging in Murphy's Roadhouse, Paignton on Friday (Bootleg Bee Gees) ... saw the car show as we had to go back Saturday morning to pick up the gear but didn't have time to pop over :(
Forum: Items Wanted 19th March 2015, 23:13
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By hortonds
I have a set of these if you're interested. ...

I have a set of these if you're interested.
Just done mine and seemed to have bought two sets :(

I have a diesel auto and yes, you'll need a cruise ECU that piggybacks over the auto ECU behind...
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 19th March 2015, 23:03
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By hortonds
:) Thanks ... I like friendly

:)
Thanks ... I like friendly
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2015, 21:06
Replies: 96
Views: 7,390
Posted By hortonds
I've just bought BE04 GEE to go on my Rover 75...

I've just bought BE04 GEE to go on my Rover 75 Tourer.

I'll be using it to transport our Bee Gees tribute band to gigs.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2015, 20:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By hortonds
Has anyone got the details for Kenton in Boreham...

Has anyone got the details for Kenton in Boreham Wood?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2015, 19:52
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By hortonds
Why?????

I bought a high mileage Connie Tourer Diesel Automatic.
The steering wheel looked old and tired and had a sewn on steering wheel cover making it very chunky.
...
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