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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 15:58
Replies: 83
Views: 5,826
Posted By grivas
Everything is labelled 'unprecedented' these...

Everything is labelled 'unprecedented' these days, it is a great way to justify any decision made by those who are in a position to make these decisions, and by those who are in no position to do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2021, 18:56
Replies: 58
Views: 2,463
Posted By grivas
The face lift was carried out in order to keep up...

The face lift was carried out in order to keep up with the competition, as if they could!, in anycase to modernise the look, they failed as the original was always best.
Would have I bought one, yes...
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2021, 11:59
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By grivas
Finally the great German car industry going to...

Finally the great German car industry going to the even greater poo heap, that is what happens eventually to all.
Mercedes Benz USED to make grear, great cars, believe me my family had them since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 18:25
Replies: 83
Views: 4,180
Posted By grivas
Avoid Jaguars like the Covid-19, a pile of...

Avoid Jaguars like the Covid-19, a pile of steaming horse manure ( the Jaguar, not Covid!!).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 18:18
Replies: 83
Views: 4,180
Posted By grivas
If the body is in good condition, put through...

If the body is in good condition, put through MOT, and sort out as needed, much cheaper in the scheme of things, as you rightly said, 'modern' cars are plagued with problems, couple that with poor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2021, 13:13
Replies: 17
Views: 6,717
Posted By grivas
I absolutely agree, the consumer has NO idea what...

I absolutely agree, the consumer has NO idea what they are getting at all, there is so much garbage now coming from all over the place, very few things are genuine, and the trend is continuing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2021, 16:32
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By grivas
If you ever fit a genuine stat, do you need to...

If you ever fit a genuine stat, do you need to remove the top hose one?.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2021, 14:54
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By grivas
That is very true in relation to just about...

That is very true in relation to just about everything made, so CHECK everything out, and do not waste money on anything that doesn't need replacing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 15:42
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By grivas
Check hoses carefully, leave well alone if they...

Check hoses carefully, leave well alone if they are OK, replacement parts are usually not as good, and more than likely to cause problems.!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2021, 15:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By grivas
If after a 24 hour charge the battery voltage at...

If after a 24 hour charge the battery voltage at rest is reading only 12.3V, that approximates to about 65% charged.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2021, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By grivas
Smile What you have read there is 'residual' voltage,...

What you have read there is 'residual' voltage, which is misleading, leave it to stand for an hour and you will find the battery is dead.
CHARGE the battery for 24 hours, then leave it disconnected...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 00:40
Replies: 106
Views: 3,493
Posted By grivas
The truth is the BBC is a shadow of its former...

The truth is the BBC is a shadow of its former self, no longer an 'independent' thinking organisation, it simply broadcasts what it thinks the great British public think they want to hear,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 00:24
Replies: 106
Views: 3,493
Posted By grivas
So you think the BBC has a left wing bias?

So you think the BBC has a left wing bias?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2021, 14:58
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By grivas
How do you remove it?

How do you remove it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 11:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By grivas
Clean the area around the pad cut out on the...

Clean the area around the pad cut out on the silll, and clean the pad itself, then tap pad in with your fist it should clip in and stay in firmly,
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 16:44
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By grivas
Toyota is the world's biggest automotive...

Toyota is the world's biggest automotive manufacturer, with some of the best and most well engineered vehicles, budget in the billions etc....so presenting cars for sale is a professional act not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 17:08
Replies: 56
Views: 3,822
Posted By grivas
Smile Considering the technologies available!,...

Considering the technologies available!, identifying an individual via a photo is primitive to say the least, it serves as an excuse to rip the sheep, ah I meant the public off.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 16:58
Replies: 56
Views: 3,822
Posted By grivas
Smile Being treated as sheep is indeed one of the great...

Being treated as sheep is indeed one of the great priviledges of living in a democracy, and the modern world in general, what more can we ask?.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th January 2021, 15:06
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By grivas
I had a similar problem, and covered mine with a...

I had a similar problem, and covered mine with a quality leather 'glove', the kind that is stitched all the way round to give a lovely finish. that was 5 years ago and it looks as new anf feels...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th January 2021, 14:59
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By grivas
I had a similar problem, and covered mine with a...

I had a similar problem, and covered mine with a quality leather 'glove', the kind that is stitched all the way round to give a lovely finish. that was 5 years ago and it looks as new anf feels...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 14:27
Replies: 37
Views: 931
Posted By grivas
I have two daughters both teachers, and I can...

I have two daughters both teachers, and I can fully concur with all you say, their workload has increased exponentially since the Covid-19 disaster and are daily putting their health at risk whilst...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 14:22
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By grivas
Well said.!

Well said.!
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2020, 14:49
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By grivas
Well if it gives you comfort thinking that this...

Well if it gives you comfort thinking that this government has any strategy at all, about anything, then carry on and be comforted, the reality is somewhat different, they do have a stategy, but its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2020, 15:07
Replies: 36
Views: 2,947
Posted By grivas
I was on my way to the local Citroen dealership...

I was on my way to the local Citroen dealership to check out the new ZX range, I quite like these cars they were excellent to drive but on the way there I decided to stop at the local Rover...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th November 2020, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By grivas
I would go for a Pentax K-70, dead easy to use,...

I would go for a Pentax K-70, dead easy to use, inexpensive great features, weather sealed, can use All legacy lenses from Pentax, or other K-mount manufacturer, e.g Tamron, Sigma, etc, I have a KS-2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2020, 14:49
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By grivas
Thank you for posting such an important message...

Thank you for posting such an important message regarding safety, however, I am at a loss to visualise what you are exactly referring to, webbing etc?, any chance of a fuller explanation with some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 15:32
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By grivas
Hi, It might have been a better idea to leave...

Hi,
It might have been a better idea to leave the original MAF on, and just remove the Synergy, that way you would be able to evaluate the MAF sensor as would have been in the standard car, if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2020, 14:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By grivas
That is so disheartening, it may also be what I...

That is so disheartening, it may also be what I call the Mr Magoo effect, were an individual goes around in his/her daily life oblivious to the chaos and damage they leave behind.!
I hope you get...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2020, 18:59
Replies: 1,281
Views: 59,605
Posted By grivas
Thank you for highlighting and pointing out my...

Thank you for highlighting and pointing out my errors, I refer you to the NHS correct procedure (pictorial as well as written down) for washing hand.
The use of alcohol gels to disinfect hands is...
Forum: Social Forum 29th February 2020, 19:46
Replies: 1,281
Views: 59,605
Posted By grivas
'Masks' offer little no no protection, just a...

'Masks' offer little no no protection, just a false sense of security, the N95 masks do but need to be worn correctly, best wash hands regularly and CORRECTLY, avoid crowded areas, do not shake hands...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2020, 19:35
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By grivas
I personally would remove the front bumper, it is...

I personally would remove the front bumper, it is not difficult and this will give you best access, this way you can see how everything fits into the intercooler, replace the original o-rings with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2020, 18:01
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By grivas
These are readily available, don't be tempted to...

These are readily available, don't be tempted to fit any old brand go for the best quality i.e a Piersburg one make sure is a genuine one made in Germany these are the best , expensive and very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2020, 19:39
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By grivas
I always thought the omission of an illuminated...

I always thought the omission of an illuminated ignition barrel one of worst acts of poor design on the Rover75, I had it on my 618 and it was great.
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2020, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By grivas
Smile Ah the delights of priviledged education........

Ah the delights of priviledged education..... Eton/Harrow (assuming you can pay)
followed by three years at Oxford or the other place...( practically guaranteed).. reading something important......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 15:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By grivas
The question is how are we going to power all...

The question is how are we going to power all these new EVs you can't feed them carrots they need electricity, how is this going to be generated, what fuel are we going to use?, Choose from Nuclear,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By grivas
Smile You Sir are in trouble, when you start to look...

You Sir are in trouble, when you start to look through the window, then the bug has indeed bit. Welcome to a great forum, the best really.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 23:26
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By grivas
Who ever thought this insane and utterly moronic...

Who ever thought this insane and utterly moronic idea should have been locked up for plain stupidity until the legal system had time to decide what to actually charge him/her with!!!
Smart...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 23:08
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By grivas
But you don't say how it was solved?

But you don't say how it was solved?
Forum: Technology Forum 26th January 2020, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By grivas
Smile Hi Windows 8 is obsolete and superseded by...

Hi Windows 8 is obsolete and superseded by Windows 10, go to Microsoft Windows 10 site and check to see if your computer is capable of running W10, there is an app therein that will do that for you....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 15:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By grivas
Smile Yes it is truly hilariously funny, so much so I...

Yes it is truly hilariously funny, so much so I fell off my chair whilst reading it, and it took a whole minute or so am told to recover my composure, ha ha ha.
Best repellent for mouse is cat. Eco...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2020, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By grivas
What kind of system do you have?. Indoor or...

What kind of system do you have?.
Indoor or outdoor, or both?
Ip cameras or HD analogue?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 16:52
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By grivas
Smile WD40 is NOT a lubricant!, but a water repellent...

WD40 is NOT a lubricant!, but a water repellent (dispersent =D) spaying it into the switch will have the effect of creating a gunk and make things worse, so you need to remove , dismantle clean...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2019, 16:40
Replies: 43
Views: 4,909
Posted By grivas
With everything set up as it should be, that is...

With everything set up as it should be, that is to say correctly installed and functioning thermostat, and a well maintained Webasto heater, even in very cold conditions the car will be wonderfully...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 16:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By grivas
Nothing new here, simply yet another example of...

Nothing new here, simply yet another example of the continuing and inevitable decline of American manufacturing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2019, 15:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By grivas
Nothing like a Rover 75/MG ZT pity it has taken...

Nothing like a Rover 75/MG ZT pity it has taken the demise of the Company for the great British public to notice, you will soon find a new one and back on line as it were, Merry Xmas etc...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2019, 09:05
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By grivas
Don't waste money on additives just change the...

Don't waste money on additives just change the oil more frequently.
Forum: Humour Corner 18th December 2019, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By grivas
What I call superior British humour, great...

What I call superior British humour, great stuff.:snowball1:
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2019, 00:24
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By grivas
If you have 25K to throw away, best put it...

If you have 25K to throw away, best put it through a suitable shredder, but using it to buy a box as ugly as this might serve just as an effective way of wasting your money, being a LR, it will be...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th December 2019, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 4,591
Posted By grivas
I have a Pure 600 which works in conjunction with...

I have a Pure 600 which works in conjunction with the existing set up and I am very happy with it, easy to set up and great reception.

Please note what ever you decide to get make certain it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By grivas
I agree, allow the turbo time to spool up and use...

I agree, allow the turbo time to spool up and use the gears to shift up, by the time you get to 3000rpm you are flying, no need to rev the diesel to 3000+ just give it time, it is an great touring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 17:39
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By grivas
Hi I would fit it inside the car by the passenger...

Hi I would fit it inside the car by the passenger foot well safer, dry, and earth points easily accessible, tidy cables that is it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 31
Views: 2,360
Posted By grivas
Yes indeed, however that would be too ease, that...

Yes indeed, however that would be too ease, that is the price you pay for being 'intelligent' as a species, I mean, to put it another way, why say something with one word when thirty would do, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 16:27
Replies: 83
Views: 5,826
Posted By grivas
Smile Get them deselected!.

Get them deselected!.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 13:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,762
Posted By grivas
Hi, Make certain you replace it with a filter...

Hi,
Make certain you replace it with a filter that does not have a tap at the bottom, as this will not fit in the holder, bonnet will not close, not to mention it will leak and leave you stranded....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 17:12
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By grivas
A low voltage such as this, would normally mean...

A low voltage such as this, would normally mean the battery is in fact dead and would not start the diesel engine, not in a month of Sundays, not ever, the fact that your car starts, and the voltage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 13:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By grivas
Smile So you are considering scrapping your car for...

So you are considering scrapping your car for precisely what reason?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 13:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By grivas
DO THIS FIRST before buying the car, then...

DO THIS FIRST before buying the car, then re-test, if blue smoke present walk away if gone then buy. In other words ask the owner to get the car serviced before buying.!!!
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 14:34
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By grivas
Yes indeed, from an era when musicians actually...

Yes indeed, from an era when musicians actually could not only play an instrument, but their very ability to play defined the art, today's so called musicians are NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By grivas
But drill exactly where?

But drill exactly where?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 09:20
Replies: 163
Views: 14,824
Posted By grivas
Smile Nothing to understand Rev!, they will be getting...

Nothing to understand Rev!, they will be getting tickets too!!.
Forum: Items Wanted 7th October 2019, 13:49
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By grivas
Try Rimmer Bros in Lincoln, but make sure you are...

Try Rimmer Bros in Lincoln, but make sure you are sitting down when they tell you the price, and on oxygen when they add delivery charges.! Good luck.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 14:39
Replies: 163
Views: 14,824
Posted By grivas
Ah that is very bad luck indeed, the French are...

Ah that is very bad luck indeed, the French are very much about applying the law on the highways, especially regards to foreign drivers, so not in the least surprised.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd October 2019, 12:08
Replies: 12
Views: 5,079
Posted By grivas
Smile If the cone is what is damaged, then this can be...

If the cone is what is damaged, then this can be replaced, try repairyourspeakers.com (Audiofriends.eu)
They may be able to help, I think they are in the Netherlands.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 15:16
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By grivas
Exactly, these BMW diesel engines are well...

Exactly, these BMW diesel engines are well engineered and manufactured, looked after, they are capable of >350K miles without even trying, that says something!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 08:33
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By grivas
You are worrying too much, use a quality 10w-40...

You are worrying too much, use a quality 10w-40 or 5w-40 semi or full synthetic oil and a quality OEM filter and change twice a year, no additives no flushes, that it all. Enjoy the day.
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2019, 17:18
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By grivas
Smile Cash, that's a sure way to be had, best way to...

Cash, that's a sure way to be had, best way to pay is by Debit card transaction, it will only go through if they have money in their account.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By grivas
Smile My view exactly, once you have a bad experience...

My view exactly, once you have a bad experience with any service, no matter what!, that is it, it will never be the same again, and things cannot move on, so I always go elsewhere.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 17:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By grivas
Smile Exactly, say no more.!

Exactly, say no more.!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 14:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By grivas
Smile If you have been carrying out routine oil changes...

If you have been carrying out routine oil changes with quality oil, then frankly it will serve little purpose, modern oils if used correctly, do not produce sludge, simply ensure that the oil is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By grivas
Glad you are getting sorted, RB should be your...

Glad you are getting sorted, RB should be your last port of call, the postage charges alone are insane, avoid avoid unless you have absolutely no choice.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2019, 13:28
Replies: 33
Views: 4,635
Posted By grivas
Smile Pointless waste of money on a family saloon, and...

Pointless waste of money on a family saloon, and if oiled, kiss goodbye to your MAF sensor, use a quality standard filter, if in dusty area change twice as often.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 13:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
Smile Thanks once again for your ( and everyone else's...

Thanks once again for your ( and everyone else's ) suggestions, but having thought about it a while I have reached the conclusion, that the parking mode feature on most ( if not all!) dash cams is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 13:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
Smile Thank you that is very helpful, I just find that...

Thank you that is very helpful, I just find that the information out there is so geared to specific manufacturer/supplier, essentially telling us to buy their stuff, there is so much confusing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 16:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
Smile A very practical suggestion, NOT, but i do...

A very practical suggestion, NOT, but i do appreciate your sense of humour!.
Of all the suggestions made thus far, I fear my question remains unanswered, pity.
Many answers of course, however not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 13:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
I have read these posts does that mean then Steve...

I have read these posts does that mean then Steve that you are not using the parking mode on your camera as this camera is not permanently live wired.?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 13:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
Yes I realise that so can the camera be powered...

Yes I realise that so can the camera be powered from a separate USB battery when in parking mode?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2019, 07:11
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
The parking mode hopefully will only be triggered...

The parking mode hopefully will only be triggered in the event of a collision whilst the car is parked,!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 22:26
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By grivas
Why do you ask are you having trouble with the...

Why do you ask are you having trouble with the EGR valve?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 22:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
I have a hard wiring kit which allows to tap into...

I have a hard wiring kit which allows to tap into a suitable fuse my question remains, which fuse to use to make the parking mode work and at the same time to prevent the car battery from going flat,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
I have an Apemans C420

I have an Apemans C420
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2019, 14:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By grivas
Smile Hardwiring a Dashcam

Hi guys, I was considering hard wiring my dash cam to take advantage of the parking mode feature.
As I understand from what I have read, I would need to take power from the fuse box, from a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 16:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By grivas
Mr SUCROSE is your enemy here, not Mr Fat, the...

Mr SUCROSE is your enemy here, not Mr Fat, the former has been responsible for the epidemic of obesity since it was introduced to Western diets, whilst a despicable trade in human beings was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2019, 17:49
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By grivas
But that 's just it quality is more than not...

But that 's just it quality is more than not often determined by exactly where parts are manufactured, how would you convince someone that a Pentax camera produced in Albania is as good as one...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2019, 12:19
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By grivas
We love Yorkshire, we been going all over the...

We love Yorkshire, we been going all over the moors for more than 20 years, it is a great place, lovely people etc etc, how we miss it sometimes, we would stay in Haworth and go from there, God's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 22:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By grivas
A nd just exactly what makes these motorways...

A nd just exactly what makes these motorways smart, is there an official definition, who decided on the use of these, where are they so we can avoid them, and more importantly who is the moron, or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 21:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,883
Posted By grivas
Glad you are pleased with the car, I am assuming...

Glad you are pleased with the car, I am assuming it is an XJ50, not my choice to be honest, hope it proves as reliable as the Rover, I fear it will not, and then the costs of putting things right...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 13:24
Replies: 35
Views: 4,139
Posted By grivas
That is amazing, many congratulations , what an...

That is amazing, many congratulations , what an achievement, and here I am thinking 'all Rovers do that', very well done.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2019, 15:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By grivas
Smile No No No, in production the entire door/s were...

No No No, in production the entire door/s were fully assembled before put on car all they had to do was connect wiring harness up and screw door to body, time taken 3 seconds.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 16:08
Replies: 76
Views: 4,461
Posted By grivas
It is the price to change to the new car that is...

It is the price to change to the new car that is important, not what you get for the part exchange, obv iously you don't want to give the thing away, walking away is the right thing.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 17:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By grivas
Smile What unbranded discs and pads made in Honduras?

What unbranded discs and pads made in Honduras?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 15:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By grivas
Smile In a word No! Use a proprietory product, used car...

In a word No! Use a proprietory product, used car oil contails carcinogens and other potentially dangerous chemicals, a clear wax is what you need which solidifies forming a water-proof barrier, e,g...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 16:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,366
Posted By grivas
There is no need for nervousness, any car at any...

There is no need for nervousness, any car at any age can leave you stranded, buy a car that has been looked after, check it over for sill rust especially around the rear jacking points, ask to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 10:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By grivas
Smile There you have it a quick diagnosis of the...

There you have it a quick diagnosis of the problem the fan needs attention, yet the mechanic didn't seem to know that.!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 21:40
Replies: 39
Views: 3,479
Posted By grivas
No that will be classed as an industry not fit...

No that will be classed as an industry not fit for purpose given legal authority to screw the innocent guy over, simple, where is common sense here, the guy looses control of a vehicle in his care,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 20:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By grivas
Smile Yuasa make the world's finest batteries.

Yuasa make the world's finest batteries.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By grivas
It has happened to me twice before, and as you...

It has happened to me twice before, and as you rightly say the filter with a darain tap attached on base is the wrong one, not only does it not fit as too tall, I had a job persuading a certain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 17:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By grivas
Smile I am sorry to be difficult, but what exactly did...

I am sorry to be difficult, but what exactly did your mechanic do, in this 're-gas' service, it would appear he has little to no understanding of the A/C system he is working on, my advice is go...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th July 2019, 19:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By grivas
Smile No need to apologise, I do on occasion moan, but...

No need to apologise, I do on occasion moan, but I get frustrated so please forgive my impatience, and thank you for the quick reply.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th July 2019, 18:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By grivas
Thank you for taking the time to at least offer...

Thank you for taking the time to at least offer an answer, however it tells me nothing useful, nevertheless at least you have given an answer.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th July 2019, 13:01
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By grivas
Smile Anyone have any ideas?

Anyone have any ideas?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th July 2019, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By grivas
DAB/DAB+ Radio replacement for Harmony

Is there a DAB/DAB+ single DIN radio with a single CD slot that can serve as a replacement for the Original Harmony radio/CD unit in our cars, what additional plug adaptors and aerial would be needed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By grivas
Smile OK thank you do you recommend a different route...

OK thank you do you recommend a different route but it needs to be relatively simple, for example a single DIN unit with DAB/DAB+ to replace the Harmony, and any tips on aerial, can the original be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 13:38
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By grivas
Thanks for that but I wasn't looking to install a...

Thanks for that but I wasn't looking to install a Nextbase adaptor.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2019, 17:09
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By grivas
Smile DAB+ adaptor installation

I am playing with the idea of installing a Pure Highway 200 DAB+ adapter to listen to well DAB radio. I would very much appreciate any comments and suggestions as to how carry this out using the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th July 2019, 20:32
Replies: 66
Views: 2,695
Posted By grivas
A white elephant to serve as a reminder of how...

A white elephant to serve as a reminder of how our democratically elected politicians waste our hard earned cash, they should all be horse whipped ( oops, that should read all be given knighthoods)...
Forum: Social Forum 19th July 2019, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By grivas
Smile I regret I don't have the slightest sympathy,...

I regret I don't have the slightest sympathy, only morons behave in this manner, at any age, especially when females are present ( what ever that is meant to imply) or not, I hope they are prosecuted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 19:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By grivas
Who is reporting this news?. But if true, then...

Who is reporting this news?. But if true, then why is anybody going to be surprised considering that their cars are expensive to buy, expensive to maintain, and service, and UNRELIABLE, want a luxury...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 14:18
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By grivas
Hi, Two points to clear firstly, you mentioned...

Hi,
Two points to clear firstly, you mentioned cleaning the MAP and MAF sensors, please explain exactly what you did, as this is very important.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 14:06
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By grivas
Hi, The primary reason the original rings are...

Hi,
The primary reason the original rings are replaced with viton ones is to ensure there is a proper seal so when you are on turbo boost this is not wasted and thus power output is reduced, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2019, 17:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By grivas
these people are busy this time of year, if he...

these people are busy this time of year, if he hasn't bothered to ring you avoid is my advice.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2019, 17:23
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By grivas
So what did the guy actually do?, he diagnosed a...

So what did the guy actually do?, he diagnosed a faulty relay, then what?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 14:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,449
Posted By grivas
I agree, all missing the point, being that these...

I agree, all missing the point, being that these prototypes are all part of MG Rover's heritage and therefore part of British automotive history, they belong in a museum, not the crusher.!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 14:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By grivas
It is not so much that no one knows how to...... ...

It is not so much that no one knows how to...... it is more to do with the 'it's a Rover!, they all do that' mentality the very mentality that destroyed the British car industry. Just go back to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 13:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By grivas
Get AC/DC air con bril guy.

Get AC/DC air con bril guy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 13:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By grivas
Smile Air conditioning is like all things in life, it...

Air conditioning is like all things in life, it needs SERVICING, it just somehow doesn't look after itself, and once that is done, you need to actually use it perhaps not all the time but regularly,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By grivas
I agree on the general comparison between charm...

I agree on the general comparison between charm and efficiency, I prefer the former, it is with great sadness that we do not have a major car manufacturer in the UK, that is to say a truly British...
Forum: V8 Forum 29th June 2019, 21:13
Replies: 33
Views: 4,198
Posted By grivas
Smile French or British? Brian

French or British? Brian
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By grivas
For longevity, and reliability, the diesel is...

For longevity, and reliability, the diesel is better, and very nice to cruise in on the motorway, at 69.9 mph, better, much better at 85mph (obviously not in the UK!) the car is nicely geared to give...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 12:30
Replies: 53
Views: 8,383
Posted By grivas
Yet another thank you to Steve, I fitted these...

Yet another thank you to Steve, I fitted these plates yesterday very easy to do following the great pictorial guide, the plates are expensive to buy at 7.51 GBP incl. delivery for two, however they...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 17:49
Replies: 80
Views: 2,999
Posted By grivas
Smile Together with sugar, plastics represent one of ...

Together with sugar, plastics represent one of the most dangerous problem faced by humanity, and potentially one of the many nails in coffin of the blue planet, personally I believe this is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 11:29
Replies: 53
Views: 8,383
Posted By grivas
Thank you Steve a very informative how-to, I was...

Thank you Steve a very informative how-to, I was wondering are you in a position ton supply the plates for a charge, I would be very grateful if it was at all possible.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 19:23
Replies: 53
Views: 8,383
Posted By grivas
Hi Steve, looks a very good preventative job,...

Hi Steve, looks a very good preventative job, just to ask you some members have said that the ball point bolt screws onto a nut which then falls off never to be seen again when the bolt is undone ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 21:21
Replies: 60
Views: 4,985
Posted By grivas
Smile Where did you read this information in, was it a...

Where did you read this information in, was it a peer-reviewed scientific publication by any chance or one of the nation's daily publications jammed packed page to page with ground breaking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 15:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By grivas
Rain is good!.... but in the deserts of the world.

Rain is good!.... but in the deserts of the world.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 17:23
Replies: 32
Views: 2,435
Posted By grivas
Most people including garages and AA-types just...

Most people including garages and AA-types just don't have a clue about these cars, they put a generic code reader on and then get answers which are nonsense, and they just tell you 'they all do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 38
Views: 3,329
Posted By grivas
Ever heard of the doctrine ' speak softly and...

Ever heard of the doctrine ' speak softly and carry a big stick', if you have IT, you don't have to show IT, don't join the morons of this world, already they out-number us by 000000s to 1!. Stay...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 21:09
Replies: 27
Views: 3,231
Posted By grivas
Smile I can honestly say that there is really no car...

I can honestly say that there is really no car that can follow the R75, Rover made a very fine car all those years ago, they new it then but others were adamant to destroy the company, both within...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 13:20
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By grivas
Good stuff, although price is 'bargain', RB...

Good stuff, although price is 'bargain', RB charge nearly 8.00GBP delivery, ridiculous to say the least.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 13:17
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By grivas
Smile This is an excellent product, used it before.

This is an excellent product, used it before.
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2019, 16:40
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By grivas
I agree fully with the decline in taste etc as we...

I agree fully with the decline in taste etc as we age, vinegar as we know it is just not that, being of course diluted acetic acid, coloured with caramel!. My grandmother made her own genuine vinegar...
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2019, 10:40
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By grivas
Smile Very well done!, course the challenge is finding...

Very well done!, course the challenge is finding a REAL egg, not the ubiquitous so called 'free-range' type of egg, I have yet to taste a real genuine free range egg the kind that came from a real...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 19:33
Replies: 91
Views: 7,860
Posted By grivas
I agree with Brian here, anyone who buys a car...

I agree with Brian here, anyone who buys a car where the level of dealer/manufacturer after-sale support is non existent needs to have his sanity questioned, and buying a car on the basis of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 19:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By grivas
Smile If the housing is particularly dusty, then wipe...

If the housing is particularly dusty, then wipe it clean with a soft cloth, the interior can be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol spray and then allowed to completely dry out ,generally it does not need...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2019, 13:50
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By grivas
Best thing for it!, awful show.

Best thing for it!, awful show.
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2019, 09:25
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By grivas
RIP they don't make stars like DD anymore, one by...

RIP they don't make stars like DD anymore, one by one the greats are gone, we are left with overpaid celebrities now, I wonder if anyone is going to remember any of these lot in 50 years time?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 15:00
Replies: 46
Views: 3,676
Posted By grivas
Smile That's because it is designed and built by people...

That's because it is designed and built by people who actually know a thing or two about engineering, the average Toyota can breeze through 200k miles like a walk in the park park, just keep changing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2019, 16:42
Replies: 46
Views: 4,496
Posted By grivas
Hi there, yes you can check to see if the water...

Hi there, yes you can check to see if the water shedder is in place, open the bonnet and lift it all the way up, then look through the area where the grill would be and upward and the shedder if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 18:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By grivas
Ok the way I do this is to prise the case open...

Ok the way I do this is to prise the case open and take the electronic board with the battery attached out and put it away safely.
Put away the other half of the case which contains the transponder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 10:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,620
Posted By grivas
Smile I was referring to F1 racing, where the engineers...

I was referring to F1 racing, where the engineers would want to check how components are affected in the prevailing conditions of the race!.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 10:22
Replies: 43
Views: 2,620
Posted By grivas
A new car should be driven sensibly initially,...

A new car should be driven sensibly initially, without revving the hell out of it, making use of the gears as intended and breaking correctly, then follow the manufacturer's guidance for service....
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 29th April 2019, 19:27
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By grivas
Smile Sorry for asking but are you selling or giving...

Sorry for asking but are you selling or giving away?
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 10:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By grivas
If this is indeed the case, then it is a shameful...

If this is indeed the case, then it is a shameful state of affairs, why are these things allowed to happen, surely they should comply with the law of the land, I can truly see why people want to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 10:38
Replies: 73
Views: 5,147
Posted By grivas
Sorry to hear of your troubles. The first thing...

Sorry to hear of your troubles.
The first thing to do is contact the garage who carried out the work, and get their response, no clutch should fail this prematurely, unless it was fitted badly or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 10:08
Replies: 48
Views: 4,000
Posted By grivas
I totally agree with you, it is a poor design,...

I totally agree with you, it is a poor design, asking for trouble, nowhere documented in the service manuals, so check the bolts to ensure they are all the same in EVERY respect, and DO NOT...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2019, 17:03
Replies: 86
Views: 2,677
Posted By grivas
Ultimately, it all depends on the kind of society...

Ultimately, it all depends on the kind of society we want, and importantly Britain needs to decide once and for-all if we want to continue with a Welfare System, which provides services to ALL and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By grivas
Hi, You need a new door lock, as the actuator...

Hi, You need a new door lock, as the actuator motor for unlocking the door is either burned out or worn out. The locks are handed, so make sure you get the right one. This is a very common problem,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 12:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By grivas
Smile No my friend reliability means I will be home...

No my friend reliability means I will be home having a cup of tea, whilst you are waiting for the recovery van on a dark wet cold November's night, on some slip road, or on a French motorways, with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 17:41
Replies: 39
Views: 3,125
Posted By grivas
Smile The Pela way also removes every drop, and I have...

The Pela way also removes every drop, and I have measured the volume. I have been doing it this way for 15 years, and I am happy it does a great job. But each to their own the traditional way is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 13:45
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By grivas
Smile You can design 'audits' and surveys to tell you...

You can design 'audits' and surveys to tell you what ever you want them to!!, so please don't rely on these to guide you to purchasing anything, go with what you know for yourself. I can over...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd April 2019, 13:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By grivas
Smile Precisely, the important thing to remember is...

Precisely, the important thing to remember is that ALL the mainstream manufacturers produce excellent cameras to say the least, so if you have a sizeable collection of lenses which you have spent a...
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