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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 22:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By rrobson
I crashed into my bonnet going through the start...

I crashed into my bonnet going through the start / finish line at spa a couple of years back.

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Having driven the...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2022, 18:55
Replies: 131
Views: 5,034
Posted By rrobson
Yes itís all very upsetting, especially when you...

Yes itís all very upsetting, especially when you realise the tank of fuel cost more than the entire car!!!
Thankfully itís very frugalÖ
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 17:46
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By rrobson
The way travel is heading you shouldnít need an...

The way travel is heading you shouldnít need an emergency stop. The person in the car wouldnít feel off not having a brake pedal because they wonít be controling the vehicle.
Obviously we all know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2022, 23:22
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By rrobson
Iíve had three adult bikes plus three adults in a...

Iíve had three adult bikes plus three adults in a tourer a number of times. I think we had to take the front wheel off each bike but with half the seat folded down itís not too much of a squeeze
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By rrobson
I might be mistaken, but that looks like the...

I might be mistaken, but that looks like the drivers side? In which case thatís the pump which would explain why it looks different. The filters on the passenger side
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 20th April 2022, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By rrobson
Itís a shame but youíll be lucky to get anyone to...

Itís a shame but youíll be lucky to get anyone to part with cash for the welder these days. 110a is just enough to run 2.4mm rods with some head room on duty cycle which is fine for small fabrication...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th April 2022, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By rrobson
Shouldnít be a problem. Pm me nearer the time

Shouldnít be a problem. Pm me nearer the time
Forum: Items Wanted 18th April 2022, 17:17
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By rrobson
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220418/7843a1a1...

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Itís a pct tow bar, three fixing holes so specially for the tourer going by the info in the above post. Has twin...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th April 2022, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By rrobson
Iíve got one thatís off a tourer, just keeps...

Iíve got one thatís off a tourer, just keeps getting in the way. In really good nick with double electrics from memory. Iíll dig it out this aft and put some pics up
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2022, 11:03
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By rrobson
Youíd know if it didnít have a stat fitted, itíd...

Youíd know if it didnít have a stat fitted, itíd take ages to warm up. Sometimes a thermostat is put in that location as well as the prt and that gives an elevated running temperature. Obviously not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 21:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By rrobson
Just replace the whole length for one piece, I...

Just replace the whole length for one piece, I didnít put a joint in mine when I replaced the pipes on my tourer earlier this year.
No measurements unfortunately but as said previously, just use...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2021, 22:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By rrobson
By quite a long way!!! If a new 40kw Nissan Leaf...

By quite a long way!!! If a new 40kw Nissan Leaf has a range of 160 miles, and consider it takes 60kw to fully charge it (the charging process will have losses), 60kw would cost £41.40. Even my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 14:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By rrobson
The idea behind marking the belts is if it all...

The idea behind marking the belts is if it all goes pear shaped you can always put the old belt back on and start again. Also if everything is marked you absolutely canít get it wrong. Because youve...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 11:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By rrobson
A bit late now I guess but I still donít...

A bit late now I guess but I still donít understand the necessity of the timing tools. Iíve changed a few v6 belts now (if you think access is tricky on a 75 try changing one on a zs!) and I havenít...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2021, 00:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By rrobson
Coincidental? Very unlikely... ...

Coincidental? Very unlikely...

Coordinated? I know where my money is. I bet he has ďvery mild symptomsĒ because heís had both jabs too.

Hopefully he makes a full and speedy recovery, but can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2021, 20:23
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By rrobson
I looked at putting these onto my 25 but they...

I looked at putting these onto my 25 but they werenít a straight fit and you had to bodge a bracket to make them fit and itíll be the same for the zt.
If you want to upgrade the brakes fit a set of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2021, 23:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By rrobson
Donít forget that the bmw is rear wheel drive,...

Donít forget that the bmw is rear wheel drive, which is far superior in a standing race to x speed. That will likely be the reason for the quicker times. And as others have said, for the zt to not be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2021, 19:52
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By rrobson
I had to bleed mine through a few times after...

I had to bleed mine through a few times after replacing all the brake lines and hoses. Maybe put a litre through in total after bleeding for the first time, was done with a pressure bleeder. A few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2021, 19:14
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By rrobson
Diesel fuel economy, a new pb

Having just completed two weeks of work, I have managed a new personal best when it comes to economy, and Iím very impressed with the old rov!
I havenít really been trying to break records, and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2021, 06:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By rrobson
That is a shame, Iíve always had very good...

That is a shame, Iíve always had very good experiences of Goodyear but must admit I havenít used them for a number of years. Last set of decent tyres I bought was Yokohamaís for my 4x4 and they have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 16:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By rrobson
These days I donít see 90000 as premature. I...

These days I donít see 90000 as premature. I think if your getting that out of the clutch hydraulics youíve done well. Donít forget manufacturers still consider 100000 as a lifetime for their cars. ...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2021, 20:27
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By rrobson
Horses for courses I guess, depends what you want...

Horses for courses I guess, depends what you want to do. Those combined lathes and millers are (IMO) a terrible compromise and you end up with a very limited machine thatís barely capable at either...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2021, 10:24
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By rrobson
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254931124730 ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254931124730

Something like this would likely fit the bill. A Bridgeport copy which have int40 rather than the useless r8 collet tooling size.

Just be mindful 90% of...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2021, 20:23
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By rrobson
Machinery at the moment is crazy. You wonít get...

Machinery at the moment is crazy. You wonít get anything worth having for a grand let alone cnc. Really depends what your going to do too because you may get a suitable machine but add money for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 07:34
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By rrobson
There is no problem at all using sae flares...

There is no problem at all using sae flares provided you use the correct flare nut and donít mix an sae and din flares in a coupling.

What I wouldnít do is waste my time joining the front brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2021, 20:10
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By rrobson
I have literally just done this job and you donít...

I have literally just done this job and you donít need any of those tools you desire :)
I centred the clutch plate by eye like Iíve done every other clutch Iíve changed. But thereís a good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 12:12
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rrobson
Although I agree that it should fit as supplied,...

Although I agree that it should fit as supplied, the new slave pipe work is longer so if the length of the supplied pipe is based off the oem slave then thatís where some discrepancies will have come...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2021, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rrobson
You probably could, however you would need an...

You probably could, however you would need an adaptor or fitting to go from an m10 x 1mm brake type threaded fitting to the plastic pipe because the connection to the oem slave is different. Anyone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2021, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rrobson
Also worth noting the copper pipe supplied not...

Also worth noting the copper pipe supplied not only is about four inches too long, but has the incorrect flares on the ends. They have a double flare where there should be a bubble flare. Bear that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2021, 18:15
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rrobson
Yes, itís their ďoemĒ metal master. As said, the...

Yes, itís their ďoemĒ metal master. As said, the new slave wasnít a problem as the removed genuine fitted from new master fitted the new slave but the new master wouldnít fit either the old or new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2021, 19:02
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rrobson
Issues making the push fit coupling using DMGRS master??

Just seeing how widespread this issue is really but I had a good fight with trying to do the relatively simple task of making a push fit coupling.
Maybe 20 mins of various different ways,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2021, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By rrobson
I would go a completely different way too, I...

I would go a completely different way too, I would take a leaf out of Audiís book and have the lining and the upper trims done in a medium or dark grey, think that would suit an my much better than...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2021, 21:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By rrobson
100a in ours, 30ís house. Need a decent...

100a in ours, 30ís house.

Need a decent supply in houses with all the power hungry appliances today, you get someone using an 11kw power shower while the ovens cooking the Sunday dinner and the...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st April 2021, 19:57
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By rrobson
Front subframe bolts wanted

Before I buy some new from rimmers due to the hexagons being unrecognisable on four out of six, has anyone got any in half decent condition? I need a pair of the centre two and a pair of either the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rrobson
Apologies, you are correct, hard chrome plated....

Apologies, you are correct, hard chrome plated. You can get bright zinc plated which is shiny if thatís what your wanting.

Be careful with those self locking type nuts, they love to ruin the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2021, 21:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rrobson
A good quality stainless fastener will have at...

A good quality stainless fastener will have at least 80% of the tensile strength an 8.8 grade fastener will have. Higher grades exceed the tensile strength of an 8.8 grade fastener which is likely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2021, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rrobson
The shock absorber rod is stainless, a stainless...

The shock absorber rod is stainless, a stainless nut wonít adversely affect strength. And itís under compression, if it were holding weight there would be two or three individual fasteners.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2021, 18:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rrobson
You could put whatever you wanted on as a...

You could put whatever you wanted on as a replacement provided the thread is the same. They should also be a nyloc or self locking with something like a nordlock washer.

Will be a very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2021, 15:41
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By rrobson
Thanks for the comments so far! I was...

Thanks for the comments so far!

I was leaning towards an LUK kit of some form, looking at dmgrsís website I can have an LUK slave but come with a Borg and beck clutch (which Iíd have thought would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By rrobson
Haha I know, which is why I dont want to do it...

Haha I know, which is why I dont want to do it again in 6 months!
But yes, the bulk of the work is done in that the subframe is completely off, gearbox drained and driveshafts out so short of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 18:27
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By rrobson
Diesel clutch, which to choose?

I wasnít planning on doing the clutch on the car, but with the struggle Iíve had getting the steering rack off and the fact Iíve already taken the legs off and popped the driveshafts out Iím thinking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By rrobson
You could, however youíd also need something...

You could, however youíd also need something between the fastener and subframe and through the centre of the washer although you would limit the amount of contact. I wouldnít want anything...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By rrobson
Copper grease wont protect the subframe and...

Copper grease wont protect the subframe and fastener from corrosion unfortunately, you need to electrically insulate the washer from the carbon steel, or use carbon steel. Itís the reason you wonít...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 13:45
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By rrobson
I always buy the elastomer type, never had any...

I always buy the elastomer type, never had any bother and thatís what Iíve fitted to my track r25. Isnít troubled by slightly uneven liner heights or low liners and will seal less than perfect heads...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 16:20
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By rrobson
Whatís the worst that can happen! Racks off the...

Whatís the worst that can happen! Racks off the bay are only £40 so if it comes to it an I totally knacker the one currently then Iíll just buy one and send it off for exchange :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 15:34
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By rrobson
A very useful post, thank you for that. Should be...

A very useful post, thank you for that. Should be able to find what I need from that catalogue :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By rrobson
Likely because the racks fitted to these cars...

Likely because the racks fitted to these cars werenít ever meant to be serviceable, or because the racks fitted to sd1ís and the likes were bad enough to warrant supplying a service kit for them.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 07:41
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By rrobson
Thanks Simon, Iíll make an enquiry. Plenty of...

Thanks Simon, Iíll make an enquiry. Plenty of folk happy to sell you a refurbished unit on an exchange basis but not many willing to sell £5 worth of o-rings and seals... wonder why!
Obviously...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2021, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By rrobson
Steering rack overhaul

The car has developed an incontinent problem where by it canít hold onto its power steering fluid, and quite suddenly too, there hasnít been a warning trail leading up to it dumping fluid, within the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 08:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By rrobson
Iíd be weary about using stainless steel, you are...

Iíd be weary about using stainless steel, you are asking for trouble if you plan to remove them in future years. Not only that, you will speed up the corrosion of the subframe and the fastener in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 07:09
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By rrobson
I have to totally disagree with the above comment...

I have to totally disagree with the above comment about not needing to replace the filter. Here is a photo of a filter element removed from a 2003 zt 1.8t
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 19:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By rrobson
Cant say Iíve seen one, itís not a common area...

Cant say Iíve seen one, itís not a common area for corrosion but making a repair panel for that area is very straightforward. An couple of hours worst case will have that cut out and a suitable patch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 18:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By rrobson
My last auto would quite easily average 50mpg on...

My last auto would quite easily average 50mpg on a motorway run, well over 600 miles to a tank then mixed driving it was around 40. It was better than my current manual tourer. Maybe time to pay one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 15:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By rrobson
Yes I was all of my cars with rain water. When I...

Yes I was all of my cars with rain water. When I rains, they get a wash, no need for sponges, microfibres or soap... :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 30th January 2021, 18:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By rrobson
As mr stocktake has said, for future proofing...

As mr stocktake has said, for future proofing your going to have to go down the same route as the new builds, which is air and ground source heating. The trouble with this is to make it viable you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 20:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By rrobson
What exactly was done to the head? I hope they...

What exactly was done to the head? I hope they lapped the valves while they were reconditioning it...
What were the new ring gaps? New doesn’t always mean correct.
We’re the liner heights correct?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2021, 12:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By rrobson
3D or laser scanning is going to be the best...

3D or laser scanning is going to be the best option. Just directly scan the car and you should have detailed framework that you could scale.
You shouldnt need to bother creating anything with cad,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By rrobson
I havenít used them on a 75 but I have them on my...

I havenít used them on a 75 but I have them on my track car and use brembo pads. Very little rust considering the use and the car stops like nothing else. No issues with warping but they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By rrobson
Any other info or price?

Any other info or price?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 20:43
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By rrobson
Have you got a couple of nuts, wound them onto...

Have you got a couple of nuts, wound them onto the end of the thread, tightened them tightly together and used them to restrain the twisting of undoing the adjuster nut?
What about heat?
What...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By rrobson
Surprised?? Theyíve all been at it. Just depends...

Surprised?? Theyíve all been at it. Just depends how well itís been covered up. Other manufacturers must be better at hiding it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 14:09
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rrobson
Yes they were, but good luck finding some... ...

Yes they were, but good luck finding some...

Vw would be the easiest to find in 15Ē, some subarus had 5x100 fitment too with the correct centre bore so you may have some luck finding them also.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 13:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rrobson
Just fit some narrower tyres if thatís the case,...

Just fit some narrower tyres if thatís the case, theyíre 215 but 205 width wouldnít be an issue. 195 would go on at a push. The profile shouldnít make much difference.
Itís the tyre type that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 12:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By rrobson
Volkswagen with 5x100 fitment. The centre bore is...

Volkswagen with 5x100 fitment. The centre bore is 1mm bigger but provided the nuts are tightened in sequence the wheel will be aligned fine.

But in all honestly youíll be as well with 75 wheels,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 19:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By rrobson
Iíve only managed to watch two of those episodes...

Iíve only managed to watch two of those episodes but canít bring myself to watch anymore. They appear to be the typical unskilled mechanical monkeys who are in way over their heads. The fit and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2020, 15:56
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By rrobson
Tell him heíd be better off with an auto, I know...

Tell him heíd be better off with an auto, I know where thereís a nice one for sale! :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2020, 18:18
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By rrobson
Yes, which is why I stopped doing that a long...

Yes, which is why I stopped doing that a long time ago. I just threaten my cars with the scrapyard now, seems to work most of the time!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 16:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,667
Posted By rrobson
Good quality sockets and a 3ft breaker bar. That...

Good quality sockets and a 3ft breaker bar. That or an impact gun. If your struggling with the wheel bolts, wait while you get to the rest of them! :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2020, 11:04
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By rrobson
Saw that the other day. Would have been a better...

Saw that the other day. Would have been a better idea to paint body colour...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2020, 07:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By rrobson
Iíve had very good success enlarging the hole in...

Iíve had very good success enlarging the hole in the hub by 1mm or so and making a split sleeve to go between the two. Saves having to buy and replace the hub :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 14:54
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By rrobson
Those are notoriously bad, very frequently come...

Those are notoriously bad, very frequently come up for spares / repairs for that reason. A lot of Japanese cars are similarly bad come to think of it. I go over the entire underneath of my 2002...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By rrobson
Hydraulic timing belt tensioner

Hydraulic timing belt tensioner
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By rrobson
Air lock in the heater matrix Don’t think...

Air lock in the heater matrix

Don’t think I’ve had a v6 that hasn’t done this...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 19:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By rrobson
Iíll keep it short and sweet as I certainly donít...

Iíll keep it short and sweet as I certainly donít want to rub it it! lockdown hasnít adversely affected mine or my families life in the slightest as both our works have actually gone over and above,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2020, 12:19
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By rrobson
140kpa works out at about 20psi. Running pressure...

140kpa works out at about 20psi. Running pressure should be around 1 atmosphere or 14.5psi. So provided the Vw tank has a similar design in that the cap has an internal pressure relief it will likely...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 11:08
Replies: 40
Views: 3,503
Posted By rrobson
Not agreeing or disagreeing, and certainly not...

Not agreeing or disagreeing, and certainly not arguing, I respect peopleís thoughts and opinions. However your view could easily be flipped on its head, if your worried, donít travel and if concerned...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 09:26
Replies: 40
Views: 3,503
Posted By rrobson
I certainly wonít be having this vaccine unless...

I certainly wonít be having this vaccine unless it is absolutely necessary to do so or itís forced. My biggest concern is with the prospect of travelling, itís taken no time at all for everyone to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2020, 14:58
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By rrobson
Very good, I hope those top struts got sorted...

Very good, I hope those top struts got sorted before the back box though!! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2020, 12:55
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By rrobson
Theyíre pretty straightforward, lots of info on...

Theyíre pretty straightforward, lots of info on here.
Basically you either drop the fluid and refill, run, repeat, check level and that changes the vast majority. The other method is to drop old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By rrobson
I’d weld some covers onto the ends if it were me,...

I’d weld some covers onto the ends if it were me, just for aesthetics. Inch box is a couple of quid for a 6m length, so if your only having to replace once every 10-20 years I really wouldn’t be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 18:31
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By rrobson
You need a 500cc / 400g capacity gun, the first...

You need a 500cc / 400g capacity gun, the first one isn’t suitable for the standard cartridges. eBay will probably be your best bet, but the hilka you linked or something like this would suit your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 14:03
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By rrobson
If it’s general duty then castrol bearing grease...

If it’s general duty then castrol bearing grease will be ideal. Something like this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 15:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rrobson
Youíll not add anything meaningful strength wise....

Youíll not add anything meaningful strength wise. One seat base fastener would be enough to secure an average person in a fatal crash as the load is shared between the seat and the belt anchor so the...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2020, 15:53
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rrobson
It may be, personally I like it less than the...

It may be, personally I like it less than the chatsworth I had but it doesnít show dirt particularly well so thatís a positive! But yes the saloon has the 160 map and is very easy to drive, plus it...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2020, 15:29
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rrobson
Yes this is the perfect scenario, however beggars...

Yes this is the perfect scenario, however beggars canít be choosers!

I actually thought about advertising both and seeing which one sells first! Then I havenít got to think about it :D

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 15:01
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By rrobson
I fitted a new pump, it leaked about 6 month...

I fitted a new pump, it leaked about 6 month later. If I did the job again, Iíd still fit a new one. Iíd just make sure the location on the block was as clean as possible and probably apply some...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2020, 22:30
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rrobson
The tourer is certainly the preferred choice of...

The tourer is certainly the preferred choice of the two, itís just the clutch that concerns me. With the tax and insurance saving I can buy a new clutch kit and still work out the same. The work...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2020, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rrobson
Quandary between two cars

Im in a slightly fortunate position where by ive currently got the choice of two 75ís, however I need to choose one. But Iím finding it difficult to do so! Here are my cars
1. 54 plate saloon diesel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 13:54
Replies: 31
Views: 2,724
Posted By rrobson
Iíd be doing a complete tear down on that,...

Iíd be doing a complete tear down on that, including the measurement and inspection of big ends, piston inspection and clean and removal of liners, theyíre likely past it. Then a thorough cooling...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By rrobson
I think youíll be lucky, when I was looking for...

I think youíll be lucky, when I was looking for ďmodified car insuranceĒ it was pretty limited. Maybe half a dozen specialists but only two would quote, and of course Adrian flux was the cheapest. My...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2020, 19:39
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By rrobson
Not to rub it in, but I got this off eBay a...

Not to rub it in, but I got this off eBay a couple of years ago for £40

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201017/b29515a6bd5f7878e7c573725d505cf9.jpg

They do come up for sale very...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2020, 07:19
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By rrobson
Itís funny, I donít recall seeing any other 75ís...

Itís funny, I donít recall seeing any other 75ís on the 5th at 16:24???

I got two yesterday, the first fine was only £13.24!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 14:08
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By rrobson
Will be fine unless it becomes home to a mouse or...

Will be fine unless it becomes home to a mouse or the likes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 11:27
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rrobson
That or buy a drivers seat from a lhd car. ...

That or buy a drivers seat from a lhd car.

But in any case, an 8.8 grade m10 fastener had a minimum ultimate tensile strength of over 5000kgf. You would be more likely to pull the threaded insert...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2020, 20:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By rrobson
If itís not leaking now chances are thereís a...

If itís not leaking now chances are thereís a washer fitted. If thereís a washer fitted thereís a very good chance that when itís tightened up itíll seal again. A few times now Iíve removed sump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2020, 20:39
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By rrobson
Depends on how much itís been skimmed...

Depends on how much itís been skimmed previously...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 21:16
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By rrobson
Yes, there are two on a v6

Yes, there are two on a v6
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 12:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By rrobson
As above, Iíve recently weighed a few in Iíd been...

As above, Iíve recently weighed a few in Iíd been collecting and got a healthy payment. The 1.8tís are worth the most but you get two on a v6.
Prices of precious metals are going up a lot quicker...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2020, 15:02
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By rrobson
If your looking at welding, presuming the mig...

If your looking at welding, presuming the mig process, what ever you do donít start welding body panel thickness material (0.8mm ish) with gas less wire because all it will do is break your heart. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2020, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By rrobson
Mig welding, point and squirt. Reel of wire fed...

Mig welding, point and squirt. Reel of wire fed through a torch which deposits material onto the job. Available in many different types of wire including gas less that doesnít require shielding gas....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2020, 02:34
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By rrobson
First off, what have you measured the liner...

First off, what have you measured the liner heights with? The liner heights should be 0.003Ē to 0.005Ē or 0.075mm to 0.125mm. You should measure this with a straight edge and feeler gauges. They may...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2020, 13:30
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By rrobson
Yeah they shouldnít be a problem, you can tell...

Yeah they shouldnít be a problem, you can tell pretty quickly if they are too long, wouldnít even be worth cutting down if you didnít have a set of standards. Iím sure someone would stick you a set...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th August 2020, 13:03
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By rrobson
Iíve got one off a low mileage engine (under 60k)...

Iíve got one off a low mileage engine (under 60k) which I was going to put on eBay for £140. If your interested Iíd let it go for £120 and Iím not too far away of you decided to collect. Let me know
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 09:21
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By rrobson
I havenít got anything special in my rover 25...

I havenít got anything special in my rover 25 1.8t and canít say Iíve had problems on track days. Ztís have good stiff chassis, theyíre just a little on the heavy side. A zs 180 is what you want!...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st August 2020, 18:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By rrobson
If the train is badly set up (as in weight in the...

If the train is badly set up (as in weight in the wrong places) the weight of the tow vehicle is irrelevant, it’ll still throw it about. The advantage of a heavier tow car is it is more resistant to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st August 2020, 07:31
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By rrobson
At £12 for four Iíd say no chance, usually at...

At £12 for four Iíd say no chance, usually at least that price each for iridiums. The question however is why you feel the need to use iridium plugs? They werenít fitted from factory and you arenít...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2020, 17:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By rrobson
Well if heís so good at bmw servicing, does he...

Well if heís so good at bmw servicing, does he realise itís the same useless system? Good luck finding a garage, I canít recommend any unfortunately...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2020, 16:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By rrobson
Nice heads up for folk I remember trying to...

Nice heads up for folk

I remember trying to sell mine, overall it was almost certainly in better condition than that one but needed a Passenger sill repair, front suspension overhaul, a full...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2020, 15:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By rrobson
I was quite tempted for this, however itís...

I was quite tempted for this, however itís overpriced for the work required, and possibly a cat c? According to the monogram facebook group it is anyway.
Besides, I donít think I could bring myself...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 14th August 2020, 19:18
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By rrobson
Never did anything to mine other than completely...

Never did anything to mine other than completely neglect it... it got used and abused for a number of years and I eventually sold it on for £200 I think but Iíd had my moneyís worth out of it. When I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2020, 06:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By rrobson
Iíve got one of these ...

Iíve got one of these

https://www.thule.com/en-gb/bike-rack/towbar-bike-racks/thule-hangon-4-_-970805

Not a bad piece of kit, although four bikes is a bit of a squeeze, three fit easily....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2020, 11:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By rrobson
Always used a pry bay or similar to pop them out....

Always used a pry bay or similar to pop them out. A selection of decent sized screwdrivers and bars will make light work of getting it out
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2020, 07:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By rrobson
I found this to be the case on my last zt, very...

I found this to be the case on my last zt, very poor handbrake on one side and not so good on the other side.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200727/5e870fc9579b2be6cb4003a65aecd2e9.jpg
...
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2020, 06:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,617
Posted By rrobson
Happy birthday Dave! Take it steady :birthday:

Happy birthday Dave! Take it steady :birthday:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2020, 21:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By rrobson
It needs its head kicking in a bit! :D Vis...

It needs its head kicking in a bit! :D

Vis motors may well be to blame and they can cause problems with the v6ís lacklustre performance but the kv6 isnít worth bothering with unless the rev needle...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2020, 19:18
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By rrobson
My parents often get a wasps nest, usually at...

My parents often get a wasps nest, usually at least one a year. Heís got a piece of plastic water pipe which he puts ant powder into, stabs it into the centre of the nest and blows the powder in....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th July 2020, 14:32
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rrobson
No, there isn’t. The oil temperature can happily...

No, there isn’t. The oil temperature can happily spiral out of control while the engine and water temp remains low. Without an oil temp sensor you’ll not know either. The rad and fan will do a good...
Forum: Items Wanted 7th July 2020, 22:26
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By rrobson
Iíve got a few which you may be interested in....

Iíve got a few which you may be interested in. Iíll have to have a look to see whatís any good but I should be able to help with bonnet and front doors. Iíll get back to you in the morning when Iíve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2020, 07:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By rrobson
Itís worth what someone is willing to pay for it....

Itís worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It all depends on how desperate you are, you say youíve been looking for over a year now? And this is the only one youíve found? At that price with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2020, 07:59
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By rrobson
Iím skipping a gearbox, Iíll whip them out an...

Iím skipping a gearbox, Iíll whip them out an post them if you want
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2020, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By rrobson
Great engine, very well suited to the car...

Great engine, very well suited to the car especially in zt form. I had one for a year and Iíve enjoyed using it but the big disadvantage is the fuel economy. I always averaged less than 30mpg even on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2020, 12:45
Replies: 133
Views: 9,543
Posted By rrobson
Undo by knocking the tab out on the nut and...

Undo by knocking the tab out on the nut and either using an impact gun or a 3 foot bar and jumping on it if required.
Fitting being a reverse. A good pull on a decent breaker bar will provide...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 16:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By rrobson
Iím glad itís been brought forward, will keep all...

Iím glad itís been brought forward, will keep all the dangerous cars off the road. I think anyone expecting this to last till October was being a bit naive, my other car was due in middle of July but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 07:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By rrobson
Thereís a decent place in knottingley, good...

Thereís a decent place in knottingley, good quality work but cheap compared with many others. But professionally painted, work on £100 to £150.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2020, 15:31
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By rrobson
Your probably more likely to be killed in a fatal...

Your probably more likely to be killed in a fatal accident on the way to a meet than contracting COVID at the meet and subsequently dying of it. If your worried then donít go. Youíll be more at risk...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2020, 08:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By rrobson
Iíd be up for one, canít see any reason why not....

Iíd be up for one, canít see any reason why not. Oh what a coincidence, there are quite a lot of rovers and mgs here at the same time :D

How can Bournemouth beach be any different to a small...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2020, 20:29
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By rrobson
My tinfoil hat is all ready to go! Far too easy...

My tinfoil hat is all ready to go! Far too easy to believe everything thatís said...

Wonder if you could get a little pouch similar to those for credit and debit cards?
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2020, 18:50
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By rrobson
As mentioned, any modern smart device logs your...

As mentioned, any modern smart device logs your activity whether you like it or not, so your decision to upgrade to a 6310i is a wise one if your worried. I have a ďnewĒ 3310 for work and lasts three...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2020, 11:25
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rrobson
Cheers, and thanks for reminding me dave, must be...

Cheers, and thanks for reminding me dave, must be 10 years now? We all need a good catch up, will have to get the yorkie mob together. Bet I've still got those vis motors I got off you somewhere...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 11:14
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By rrobson
I've always got them off by pushing the hinge...

I've always got them off by pushing the hinge down towards the windscreen (to fight the tension of the spring) and just wiggling, pushing and pulling the wiper arms. Never needed a puller...
But as...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2020, 18:32
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By rrobson
Well spotted!!! Yes I've got a set for sale and...

Well spotted!!! Yes I've got a set for sale and I'm quite local, for sale thread here

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=305611

Pm me if interested
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2020, 18:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By rrobson
My dad did a brew every now and then, once or...

My dad did a brew every now and then, once or twice a year maybe (mostly beer but tried a couple of largers too) and most of the results were very good. Couldn't comment on strength because he never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 08:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By rrobson
Yes, you need everything mentioned, however kmaps...

Yes, you need everything mentioned, however kmaps are doing mapped standard ecus that will get you up over 250, I'm not sure how close they get to 300 but the point is provided the engine is strong...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2020, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By rrobson
Not even close! Standard turbo is the biggest...

Not even close! Standard turbo is the biggest restrictor, then fueling. Basically, you need Astra vxr injectors or similar, gapped piston rings, bigger intercooler, bigger fuel pump and a larger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2020, 09:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By rrobson
It's a very popular upgrade for anything smaller...

It's a very popular upgrade for anything smaller than a 75. One of the reasons a lot of 1.8t's are getting scrapped. When used with the standard turbo and a map the driveability is unbelievable at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2020, 13:33
Replies: 31
Views: 3,439
Posted By rrobson
If you're flexibles aren't past it then don't...

If you're flexibles aren't past it then don't bother changing them is the simple answer. They probably were 11mm many moons ago but if they're as old as the car some of the surface will have flaked...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 17:02
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By rrobson
This is the first image off google ...

This is the first image off google

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200531/2cb3e951a585cfdaaa2d5aae8be85373.jpg

Just read off the decimal numbers and it gives you the equivalent angle in...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 13:36
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By rrobson
Didn't work any out! Just typed the lengths into...

Didn't work any out! Just typed the lengths into a website that calculates it all out.
You can only calculate the angles of a right angled triangle when you know the length of at least two sides....
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 11:26
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By rrobson
For things like this, I don't even bother with...

For things like this, I don't even bother with calculating. Had to do a lot of it at school and college so it's nice to simply use the internet! I think I'd struggle to calculate it without practice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2020, 10:28
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By rrobson
Is it shifting ok? What was the need for testing?

Is it shifting ok? What was the need for testing?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2020, 20:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By rrobson
I found this out recently too. The towbar I've...

I found this out recently too. The towbar I've had on three different cars both tourer and saloon didn't fit a facelift saloon due to holes on the chassis legs being different. However as Brian has...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By rrobson
A new trend in the classifieds?

Been noticing this more and more over the last couple of week, cars in great nick, 100k miles etc etc, but mot has just expired however it's got another 6 month with covid. Bad point is it's...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 16:34
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By rrobson
I've had a couple of texts similar with a click...

I've had a couple of texts similar with a click here link. Haven't ever had a rebate and since self assessing I know exactly how much I owe them, it's never the other way around!!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2020, 07:09
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By rrobson
Thanks for that. These engines and rovers high...

Thanks for that. These engines and rovers high level of manufacturing ability still amaze me. My engine (with a 130000 miles) has got big end clearances of 0.0018 - 0.0019 in and are in great...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2020, 18:39
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By rrobson
V6 big end bearing clearance

Done a little digging but would like this clarifying. According to a website (freelander specific but of course the engine specification is identical) it states the clearance an the big end bearing...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2020, 09:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By rrobson
Rover's gas turbine division

I recall reading a while back about the infamous jet1 and how it set various records but didn't realise how diverse their portfolio was. I'm assuming they were in bed with someone during the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2020, 15:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By rrobson
Breakaway, if you had thread lock on a fastener...

Breakaway, if you had thread lock on a fastener and wound a nut onto it without tighteneing it onto anything, it would take 19nm to undo once the thread lock has cured. Any medium strength thread...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 12:16
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By rrobson
Can't comment on them as I've not got any...

Can't comment on them as I've not got any experience of them but the running gear is typically reliable. If it were me, I'd spend another grand or so and get the s type r, probably negligible running...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2020, 07:55
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By rrobson
Why would you lose the ability to move the car...

Why would you lose the ability to move the car about? Just reconnect anything you've disconnected? Your only talking about a couple of bottom ball joints and track rod ends to bolt back up, they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By rrobson
Yes they split, not too difficult to separate the...

Yes they split, not too difficult to separate the parts are held together with a plastic connector which is just a tight fit.
Put one end in a vice and knock the other end with a soft hammer.
I...
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