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Forum: Items Wanted 16th February 2020, 12:01
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By MissMoppet
Well not that rare . . . same as mine . . . added...

Well not that rare . . . same as mine . . . added later from Webasto agent .. . £1500 . . . has worked perfectly . . . has never leaked . . . so possibly better than OEM by all accounts?


Dave
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 22:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By MissMoppet
What about HGVs and buses? Never hear much about...

What about HGVs and buses? Never hear much about them? And the rare earths to make these wunnerful batteries we're all going to need? I believe China has bought up most of those already.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 18:51
Replies: 52
Views: 2,486
Posted By MissMoppet
Grant Shapps aka Michael Green

Ah, that would be Mr Grant Shapps, who for some years ran a dubious operation posing as "Michael Green". Denied it repeatedly till the dear old Guardian...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2020, 18:09
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By MissMoppet
Lockup for life? Well maybe . . . but . . ....

Lockup for life? Well maybe . . . but . . . hasn't prison proven to be many times over a way of learning how to be a better criminal? I have a brave friend who used to teach in prisons - 50%+ of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2020, 20:57
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By MissMoppet
A V6 engine with real oooooomph. Driver's seat...

A V6 engine with real oooooomph.
Driver's seat that can rise as well as back and forth.
Door cards that are easy to remove and replace.
Suspension that doesn't need constant attention and repair....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 22:42
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By MissMoppet
Sorry Steve: this one's dead . . .

Sorry Steve: this one's dead . . .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 10:31
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By MissMoppet
Arctic (who else?) recommends punching small...

Arctic (who else?) recommends punching small dimples north, south, east and . . . west on the rivet you can see as it may grip sufficiently for you to undo those pesky bolts. I had the same problem...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2020, 14:09
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By MissMoppet
That's irrelevant: they've STOLEN tax they should...

That's irrelevant: they've STOLEN tax they should have passed on, why should WE bail them out? I can think of many, many better causes - the poverty stricken NHS for a start. Radio Five this morning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 16:02
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By MissMoppet
How big a drain hole in new silencer?

There is frequent mention that it may be helpful to "drill a small hole" in any new silencer presumably at the lowest point. So two obvious questions: if it's so beneficial why don't the exhaust...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh, and ooooooooooooh again. Now 'e tells me. ...

Oh, and ooooooooooooh again. Now 'e tells me.

Dave
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 11:07
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By MissMoppet
Eurocarparts half-price sale

Just ordered diesel fuel filter Crosland for £11.74 not £23. Apply END80 code.


Dave
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2019, 23:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh dear, oh dear . . . Purely in the...

Oh dear, oh dear . . .

Purely in the interests of truth and accuracy . . . this moron (who paid your full asking price by the way) congratulated you on your rescue and preparation on what...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2019, 19:34
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By MissMoppet
I did one of mine: very simple job: one of the...

I did one of mine: very simple job: one of the main virtues of running a R75 I believe.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2019, 12:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By MissMoppet
Few may believe this but one of the main reasons...

Few may believe this but one of the main reasons I bought my first R75 was because of the colour and character of the OEM dials. They're subtle and entirely in keeping wih the design of the rest of...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th December 2019, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Please . . . the "fool" is ME. Happy...

Please . . . the "fool" is ME.


Happy Christmas to you as well.
Forum: Items Wanted 19th December 2019, 18:48
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Let's try again. Have just seen this kit...

Let's try again. Have just seen this kit...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th December 2019, 18:28
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh, right, thanks. But when I said "name your...

Oh, right, thanks. But when I said "name your price" I was hoping for a bit less than £11! (A fool and his money is soon parted)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2019, 13:49
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By MissMoppet
Time wasting catalogue for FREE

New to me but maybe not to you. Car Builder Solutions (https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/cataloguerequest)
is full of goodies from electrical connectors and silicone hoses to tools and horns. You could...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th December 2019, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By MissMoppet
Tourer rear light socket

Any lovely person able to supply me with one of these ball sockets PLEASE? Name your price . . .

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80905&stc=1&d=1576757257
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2019, 11:53
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By MissMoppet
How to change your PCV filter (with pics)

Yes I know Arctic has uploaded his usual excellent explanation but sadly the Great Hoover in the sky has gobbled up the pics, so here is my version.

Though this is a genuine half hour job Ė and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2019, 23:12
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By MissMoppet
Can we swap then? Mine was a one owner car, now...

Can we swap then? Mine was a one owner car, now 129K miles, and I've replaced alternator, air con compressor, front discs and pads, several top strut bearings, droplinks, front and rear suspension...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2019, 15:24
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By MissMoppet
Fed up with elections?

Try this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eliA2rEqzgQ) for a giggle:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2019, 17:30
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By MissMoppet
The Mintex pads I bought off eBay six months ago...

The Mintex pads I bought off eBay six months ago are awful: shed black dust continuously - and they've slightly warped. Never again.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 8th December 2019, 18:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By MissMoppet
I must get my quad Xenons on the V6 changed:...

I must get my quad Xenons on the V6 changed: awful at night. Anyone there likely to be able to advise me please?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 20:34
Replies: 76
Views: 4,502
Posted By MissMoppet
And use a tube that will slide over the ratchet...

And use a tube that will slide over the ratchet spanner - take the wheel off - works a treat on the front bolt.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By MissMoppet
From DMGRS.

From DMGRS.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 20:01
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By MissMoppet
I think I will, Andy. How much please? Many...

I think I will, Andy. How much please? Many thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By MissMoppet
Are all our locking wheel nuts the same?

Had a flat today on the diesel and on going to change the wheel found the locking wheel nut socket has disappeared. With more hope than expectation I tried the one from my V6 - and hooray and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 10:17
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By MissMoppet
Very expensive for new (see Rimmers). I bought an...

Very expensive for new (see Rimmers). I bought an excellent S/H plenty on eBay. Make sure you grease cable and pulley wheel well. Not a difficult job at all.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 21:52
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By MissMoppet
Probably the cable has broken the plastic clip as...

Probably the cable has broken the plastic clip as per here. (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297678&highlight=window+winder)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By MissMoppet
Everyone rush and fit a new lower engine mount

I guess everyone who runs a diesel R75 with more than 100K miles on the clock wishes to reduce the vibration, thumps and rattles that do take the edge off driving our beloved. Last month I changed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2019, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks I've bought the Screwfix Elwis one...

Thanks I've bought the Screwfix Elwis one mentioned in my post above. Made in Denmark and at 365 lumens it really is the dog's b . . . . s. No more peering into the gloom. Will make life a whole lot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 10:24
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
. . . but does your dentist say anything?

. . . but does your dentist say anything?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 10:23
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks for that. There are so many on the market....

Thanks for that. There are so many on the market. I like the look of this one (https://www.screwfix.com/p/elwis-700h1-sf-led-headlamp-3-x-aaa/3748p) from Screwfix, but some are £70 and more. I know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
Blimey: three quid? Well that's not going to...

Blimey: three quid? Well that's not going to break the bank . . .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 19:00
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By MissMoppet
Which head torch (for under car working)?

Anyone recommend a good bright head torch please? I've got a couple but they're really not as bright as I'd like: certainly not as good as my Icefire hand torch which is brilliant but haven't worked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 18:20
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks: that's bumper off then?

Thanks: that's bumper off then?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By MissMoppet
Can't extract bonnet switch

Regret Steve your "two card trick" won't release the bonnet switch. But maybe I should be using American Express? As the bonnet open light doesn't come on I'm assuming there's something awry with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 16:08
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By MissMoppet
As you can see it is sort of held by a cable clip...

As you can see it is sort of held by a cable clip which I've replaced by wrapping a choice length of top quality green garden wire - no expense spared here. The arm is covered with dear old Copaslip....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By MissMoppet
I go to any lengths to avoid taking off the...

I go to any lengths to avoid taking off the bumper, Steve. I believe the fuse (31?) also controls rear fog lights so if they're working I assume I can leave that well alone. I'll wiggle out the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By MissMoppet
Many thanks. Well I'd never have guessed that. As...

Many thanks. Well I'd never have guessed that. As you can see it's so sloppy I can hardly believe it is remotely effective. Yes it's on my diesel Tourer with OEM Xenons and projectors I think they're...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 17:35
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By MissMoppet
So what's this crappy hidden box do then?

I must have taken the front wheel off dozens of times but never noticed this wee black box. At some time in the distant past it must have been held to the bracket with two holes and has a weird...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 22:46
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By MissMoppet
Horn packed up (V6)

No juice coming through from horn wire connector: wiring disappears up behind bonnet switch. Does the feed come off that?


Dave
Forum: Items Wanted 20th November 2019, 14:36
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Having just now read How To replace the covers,...

Having just now read How To replace the covers, I've quite gone off the idea. I'm going to look for some new seat covers and just slip them over.

Frohliche Weihnachts. (Well summat like that)
Forum: Items Wanted 18th November 2019, 22:59
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
This is bizarre. How on Earth have you got two...

This is bizarre. How on Earth have you got two sets of grey alcantara seats? Veilleicht I shouldn't ask. I've no idea how you take them off aber I'll have the best recht hand one bitte. Weiveil?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2019, 22:51
Replies: 59
Views: 3,392
Posted By MissMoppet
Don't rub it in Brian . . .

Don't rub it in Brian . . .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2019, 15:33
Replies: 59
Views: 3,392
Posted By MissMoppet
In my experience I've yet to find ANY job on...

In my experience I've yet to find ANY job on these cars a doddle, with the possible exception of turning on the radio, but there you go.
Forum: Items Wanted 18th November 2019, 15:30
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Dead right. Jawohl. I got carried away: didn't...

Dead right. Jawohl. I got carried away: didn't think properly.
PS My son arbeit ins Berlin.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 23:05
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By MissMoppet
BMW diesels catch fire

Yesterday's Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/nov/16/how-can-my-bmw-burst-into-flames-despite-regular-servicing) carries a horrifying report of low mileage BMW Series 5's suddenly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 11:36
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By MissMoppet
Aye they do, but I've never found them much use....

Aye they do, but I've never found them much use. Save your pennies in my view.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 11:32
Replies: 402
Views: 16,709
Posted By MissMoppet
Trivial tangential query, but speaking only for...

Trivial tangential query, but speaking only for myself of course, I only ever click "New posts" to see what gems have been added since my last visit. Doesn't matter to me which category posts are...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2019, 18:22
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By MissMoppet
You mean like . . . Cadburys?

You mean like . . . Cadburys?
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2019, 15:44
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By MissMoppet
Really? Is no-one else embarrassed that HMG...

Really? Is no-one else embarrassed that HMG allows a Chinese outfit to buy about our last steel maker? What have we come to . . .
Forum: Items Wanted 12th November 2019, 15:37
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Shall we do a swap? (covers only)

Shall we do a swap? (covers only)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 13:50
Replies: 92
Views: 21,431
Posted By MissMoppet
But . . .

Don't wish to curb anyone's enthusiasm here, but if I leave my IPK on all the time, it slowly fades away.(Summat to with capacitors I believe). So . . . I don't.
Forum: Was it you? 8th November 2019, 13:45
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By MissMoppet
Possibly . . . not.

Possibly . . . not.
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 21:25
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By MissMoppet
The smart meter rollout has cost us £9billion yet...

The smart meter rollout has cost us £9billion yet saves each consumer £11 a year according to moneysavingexpert.com. Hallelujah.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 10:54
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By MissMoppet
Yes indeed . . . took me a week . . . then I...

Yes indeed . . . took me a week . . . then I threw in the sponge . . . or spanner . . . but if you're near a certain gentleman on Tyneside, then he can whip them off and back . . . in twenty minutes...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd November 2019, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80348&stc=1&d=1572797437
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd November 2019, 11:49
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Front seat cover grey alcantara

My driver's seat is wearing through but passenger's is fine. So looking for great condition front seat cover - are passenger and driver's cover swappable?.

Thanks.

Dave
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 17:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By MissMoppet
What have you just discovered that you should have found out years ago?

Confession time.
For 6 years I've run my R75 Tourer with the AUTO button on as the handbook says that is the simplest way, till I've recently learned that the ECON button should - possibly - be...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2019, 17:07
Replies: 85
Views: 3,032
Posted By MissMoppet
I used to run an MGB GT with wire wheels -...

I used to run an MGB GT with wire wheels - thought it was the dog's b . . . s. Fancied another a few years ago but I thought the ride was so hard. OK in a straight line, but found a Stag far far...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 17:02
Replies: 402
Views: 16,709
Posted By MissMoppet
And . . . I refuse to have a Smart Meter. The...

And . . . I refuse to have a Smart Meter. The cost to you and I and Uncle Tom C. is around £9 billion. They're supposed to save each household - wait for it - the enormous sum of - £12 a year. Wow....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 18:46
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By MissMoppet
Burning rubber smell for me very recently was the...

Burning rubber smell for me very recently was the crankshaft pulley disintegrating.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 10:06
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MissMoppet
Bring the curtain down So Brian can change a...

Bring the curtain down

So Brian can change a side in a World Record breaking 20 minutes, so itís a good job Iím not even at the starting line. After three days of fighting this on my back Iíve...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 18:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MissMoppet
Never mind your glamour, I could with one of...

Never mind your glamour, I could with one of these:


https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80217&stc=1&d=1571593968
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MissMoppet
Don't I know it. Yep that's the one Steve, £99....

Don't I know it. Yep that's the one Steve, £99. They did give me 30% off the Corteco but it all adds up. It's gone back to them to pass back to the mfr.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 19:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah but I did. This is the post I linked to in my...

Ah but I did. This is the post I linked to in my very first post above. I would never have attempted it without reading Brian's instructions. I can only assume that Tynesiders are a good deal tougher...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MissMoppet
My conclusion

I give up. After several hours of struggle I just cannot get the housing off. Because it is split and not completely perished there's just not enough wiggle to coax it off the arm. Raising that side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MissMoppet
Well, thinking back, more vibration but then it...

Well, thinking back, more vibration but then it is a diesel with 127K miles on the clock, so I suppose these things build up.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 09:09
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MissMoppet
Surprisingly, and regrettably . . . from DMGRS.

Surprisingly, and regrettably . . . from DMGRS.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MissMoppet
This pulley ain't gonna turn no more, no more

After 2 years and 25K miles this is my crankshaft pulley:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80205&stc=1&d=1571415781

But this is my new Corteco: note NO brand name...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 17:10
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By MissMoppet
Trouble is most of the vet practices are now part...

Trouble is most of the vet practices are now part of chains, often US - and we know where that leads. See here (https://news.vin.com/vinnews.aspx?articleId=48559)for example.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By MissMoppet
Front suspension bush: how d'yer get it orf?

Am following MarinaBrian's (till now) excellent How to here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=240928)
but when he says "the old bush can now be knocked rearwards off the arm"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 17:01
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By MissMoppet
Neat Silicone.

Neat Silicone.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 22:08
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks for your interest. A Corteco's on it's way.

Thanks for your interest. A Corteco's on it's way.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By MissMoppet
DMGRS offer discount

Pleased to say Scott (DMGRS) have offered 30% off new pulley.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 17:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By MissMoppet
Useless for what pray?

Useless for what pray?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 15:22
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By MissMoppet
Crankshaft pulley failure after 25000 miles

Have just had a DMGRS pulley failure after just 2 years (on the diesel). Paid £100 for it + of course a destroyed fanbelt. Anyone else had problems? Not sure whether to go for the Conteco this time...
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 14:08
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
Posted By MissMoppet
I think I'm right in saying that you can't...

I think I'm right in saying that you can't extradite anyone from the US, but they can extradite a UK citizen across the pond. Remember the recent cases over alleged young hackers here. Funny that.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By MissMoppet
I just upload to this Forum as and when.

I just upload to this Forum as and when.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 09:58
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By MissMoppet
How to fit front drop links (with pics)

Yes I know Arctic covered this with his usual exemplary detail here (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=192709&highlight=arctic+drop+links) but the pics have been swallowed up by the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 09:31
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By MissMoppet
FAO Arctic

Steve: right just seen your YouTube epic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls1BJGxUoPo&feature=youtu.be. So quite possibly chattering noise is summat rattling around the bushes? It runs OK, just don't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By MissMoppet
Ah: all I can see is a nut . . . (maybe me).

Ah: all I can see is a nut . . . (maybe me).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 12:59
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By MissMoppet
That's encouraging . . . I believe the dealer had...

That's encouraging . . . I believe the dealer had to change the fan when I bought it, 60K miles ago, so tempted to agree but? Perhaps I'll try getting a socket on the spindle?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 12:56
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By MissMoppet
The ole diesel. Nano meet: Midlands somewhere?...

The ole diesel. Nano meet: Midlands somewhere? (I'm in Zummerzet).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By MissMoppet
Front fan rattle

Front fan has started chattering (on 127K miles). Presumably bearing going, so no cure except replace? Looks a pig of a job and little point in buying a S/H one as I intend keeping it till St Peter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 12:09
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By MissMoppet
Window regulator guide clip sourced, possibly.

This is a continuation of my previous post ďHow to replace a window regulator (winder)Ē here. (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297678&highlight=window+regulator)

Itís a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 16:19
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By MissMoppet
Try Western Bolt along Priorswood in Taunton:...

Try Western Bolt along Priorswood in Taunton: they have most oddities.

Dave
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 15:48
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By MissMoppet
Think I've seen this before BUT no mention of...

Think I've seen this before BUT no mention of Stanley Hooker the maths genius who got 30% more power by re-designing the supercharger for Merlin. He was the first maths theoretican to be taken on by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By MissMoppet
Lidl cheap jack

Hydraulic jack . £19.99. Also Aldi have angle grinder same price, looks strong and heavy. No disc included.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 15:28
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By MissMoppet
Basset Hound recognises Rover 75

While walking through Wirksworth yesterday with my five year old Melody, a diesel Rover 75 pulled up across the road. Immediately she pulled strongly across: she must have thought it was ours. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 08:44
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By MissMoppet
Whatever next?

Friend of my daughter came out of a shop in Nottingham to find that the bonnet of her Astra had been nicked! Is nothing safe these days?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:42
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By MissMoppet
Put a wee note "new cat just fitted" and judging...

Put a wee note "new cat just fitted" and judging by recent posts someone will soon be along to cut it off in no time at all.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:38
Replies: 40
Views: 2,160
Posted By MissMoppet
What about the hotels?

But what about the foreign hotels who will get absolutely nowt? I bet they never got paid for months after the season was finished in normal times. Another nail in the Great British Experience.
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 18:32
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By MissMoppet
Lidl's natural yogurt has handles, still, and has...

Lidl's natural yogurt has handles, still, and has been my favourite for years. And it's remarkable value. If you don't like this style I'll save the buckets up for you, I'm sure we can come to some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2019, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By MissMoppet
Reminds me of an occasion some years ago when...

Reminds me of an occasion some years ago when touring in Ireland when I was driving a friend's car and managed to shut the keys in the car. A slight crack was left in one window but we couldn't catch...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By MissMoppet
Widow sues Highways over smart motorway death

Don't know about you but I am horrified and mystified over the increasing use of doing away with the hard shoulder. It would terrify me to have to come to a stop in a busy lane with nowhere to get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By MissMoppet
Is this correct? The space saver only fits the...

Is this correct? The space saver only fits the rear wheels? I know the Citroen DS had different size front and rear wheels, but then it could run on just three, famously and hilariously shown here....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2019, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By MissMoppet
Does anyone really use the SatNav?

I was quite excited when I first got my V6 as it has SatNav but soon found that it doesn't accept postcodes and is in all other respects much inferior to my TomTom, unless I'm mistaken. So does...
Forum: Social Forum 29th August 2019, 14:14
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By MissMoppet
Yesterday my wife had a text "you have an...

Yesterday my wife had a text "you have an unclaimed tax refund please contact our website" (https://tax.refund-acc.com). Obviously they would have asked her for bank details. I emailed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2019, 14:03
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By MissMoppet
What's your most frustrating job on our R75s?

I'm wound up. Tense. Annoyed. Want to kick something.

Having recently had a rear window mechanism break on my V6 I thought I'd get one jump ahead and grease the other side. Well I can now get the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 14:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,247
Posted By MissMoppet
I'd call that maroon meself. Now my neighbour...

I'd call that maroon meself. Now my neighbour must have had one of the early R75s - in this maroon - and I never gave it a second glance. Roll on ten years and I've got two of them, but not in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2019, 17:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By MissMoppet
Gordon Bennet: please put me down to buy the...

Gordon Bennet: please put me down to buy the motor when you get tired of it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By MissMoppet
Well, not when driving a R75 perhaps but some...

Well, not when driving a R75 perhaps but some years ago when I had a Chrysler Alpine, I parked lunchtime in Chichester and had a swift half. Returning to my car I started her up but I had what I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 20:10
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By MissMoppet
I (still) blame Mrs Thatcher . . .

I (still) blame Mrs Thatcher . . .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 09:56
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By MissMoppet
Can't remember the title but some years ago I...

Can't remember the title but some years ago I read a revealing book about the merger of our motor industry into British Leyland. The conclusion was that Donald Stokes had the impossible task of...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 14th August 2019, 11:15
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By MissMoppet
+ I've got one as well. Never been used. Put it...

+ I've got one as well. Never been used. Put it on eBay: not a sniff. There must be hundreds lying around. What a waste . . .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 17:43
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By MissMoppet
Fitting the Gold AC resistor without removing the bumper.

Old hands please skip this: nothing new here for you.
As my diesel was sounding more like a Boeing Max just before crashing I thought I’d better invest in Jules’ Gold Resistor. My first puzzle was...
Forum: Items Wanted 9th August 2019, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By MissMoppet
Many thanks but since posting I have sourced one.

Many thanks but since posting I have sourced one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2019, 17:10
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By MissMoppet
A pipe from Poland

The aircon on my V6 has given up so I needed a condenser pipe JUE001200 which is now unobtainable, at least from Mr Rimmer and everyone else as far as I can see. To my amazement and slight...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By MissMoppet
Aircon compressor V6 wanted

Wanted compressor for my V6. Prices new seem to vary enormously.

And incidentally condenser pipe part no JUE001200 seems to be unobtainable - from Rimmers or anyone else. I've (bravely) ordered...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2019, 13:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By MissMoppet
Reidy Remaps Since I first posted this I have...

Reidy Remaps
Since I first posted this I have been in touch with Reidy Remaps of Yeovil mentioned a few times by R75 members (see here (https://reidyremaps.co.uk/)) who promise to produce "gains of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2019, 20:33
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By MissMoppet
I did one of mine (from Rimmers) with Bilt Hamber...

I did one of mine (from Rimmers) with Bilt Hamber inside with the lance and outside 6 months ago and they look grand. Shame no-one can see them.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2019, 08:48
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By MissMoppet
I bought this one...

I bought this one (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Corteco-Engine-Oil-Pan-Drain-Sump-Plug/352173178912?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 12:38
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By MissMoppet
Right so nothing has dropped off then. Odd...

Right so nothing has dropped off then. Odd because the bolt hole is shiny: mines shinier than yours as I could say. Thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 09:38
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks for swift response but can't quite see...

Thanks for swift response but can't quite see what's dropped off. If you have the bit (a) can you supply and (b) what does (did) it do? Seems to run OK.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 09:17
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By MissMoppet
Have I lost summat?

On lifting the bonnet today I noticed there is a nice shining clean empty bolt hole on top of the auto box (diesel) next to what I believe is the starter inhibitor. Maybe it's always been there but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 11:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By MissMoppet
This is the first time I've ever read that you...

This is the first time I've ever read that you can/maybe should remap the KV6. To what effect? Has anyone done it? Will anyone do it? Downsides?

Chaper 2: forget it: did a search and found Saws is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 22:46
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By MissMoppet
7200rpm? Christopher Columbus! . . . . please...

7200rpm? Christopher Columbus! . . . . please publicise the reg. no. to ensure I avoid that car if it ever comes up for sale.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 17:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep: Big Russ said they're fine.

Yep: Big Russ said they're fine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By MissMoppet
Thanks for that but I was hoping for a...

Thanks for that but I was hoping for a recommendation. Anyway since I posted my village garage has found a hidden split pipe and several leaking seals for which I see Mr Rimmer wants four quid for a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 11:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By MissMoppet
Frustrated V6 owner

My last car was a Stag with the 3.5L Rover V8. Maybe because it was a simple engine with crude carbs it attracted a wealth of enthusiasts eager to tweak and tune to get more go out of her. While I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 08:04
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By MissMoppet
Yep I realise that but I wanted a clone of Jules,...

Yep I realise that but I wanted a clone of Jules, not just anyone who happens to regass any ole motor.




Dave
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 17:00
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By MissMoppet
I recently fitted new Mintex front discs and pads...

I recently fitted new Mintex front discs and pads but within a week I was getting brake judder. They were cheap - just relied on The Name.


Dave
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 16:47
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By MissMoppet
AA use powerful magnet to retrieve socket

Had to use AA today to help my son who'd borrowed my Diesel Tourer that suddenly belched out black smoke. Very helpful AA man was there by the time I arrived and found broken Jubilee clip on turbo...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 10:56
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By MissMoppet
Is there an A/C specialist nearer Zummerzet than Jules?

My V6 was regassed last week - almost nil aircon - but still very poor. If I lived nearer to Jules of course I'd be off like a proverbial, but is there anyone a lot nearer with similar experience...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By MissMoppet
Yes indeed thanks, but the only item that came up...

Yes indeed thanks, but the only item that came up was in Czech I seem to remember. Fortuitously I have a son who lives in Deutschland who will buy the one I have found and bring it over (saves...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By MissMoppet
How to replace a window winder (aka regulator)

When the rear driverís side window on my V6 suddenly dropped I had no idea why it happened nor how these things worked. A search revealed that itís called a regulator which consists of a length of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2019, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By MissMoppet
How can I delete a new thread?

Started writing a new thread (How to change a window regulator), made a complete b . . . up of uploading pics - still can't work out why it didn't work - managed to delete the text but couldn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 08:16
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MissMoppet
Tak. Does it come with free meatballs? Can you...

Tak. Does it come with free meatballs? Can you remember if you left the glass wedged up or down? Pics would certainly help: I'll explore.


PS Just found this on YouTube, but my Czech (?) is a bit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2019, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By MissMoppet
Is there a How to on changing window regulator?

Rear window on my V6 dropped, got door card off to find cable ends, with nipples on, flapping around so cable not snapped but cannot find anything here that will help. At least the only posting I can...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th July 2019, 13:30
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By MissMoppet
Window regulator

For rear driver's side, unless they're all the same. Thanks.

Forget it: Rimmers got them on offer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2019, 21:20
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By MissMoppet
Dead right there. But found it at last. While...

Dead right there. But found it at last. While many say "just follow the earth lead," mine for some reason is reversed from Arctic's pics so I couldn't see it. It wasn't till I removed the silver...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2019, 14:39
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By MissMoppet
Starter motor upper mounting bolt?

I've been trying for the past 2 hours to see, find, smell, touch and maybe one day - extract the starter motor upper mounting bolt. (diesel). Yes I have Arctic's otherwise impeccable How To...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2019, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By MissMoppet
Intermittent non-start from cold (diesel auto)

Yes I know I'm hardly the first to post this but as there are so many suggestions on the Forum could some clever chap narrow the priorities down please?
Very rarely fails to start (always from cold,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2019, 12:58
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By MissMoppet
Have or had? (The latter I hope)

Have or had? (The latter I hope)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 18:40
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By MissMoppet
Redex has cured vibration

Till last month I had put Redex in the snake-oil category, but reading the recent post about the Wonders of Redex I thought I'd try some but without any expectations whatsoever of curing increasing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2019, 12:16
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By MissMoppet
Best Classic Car show in the West (and all free)

For those who've not discovered it yet, the 41st Annual Classic Car Show held by Thornfalcon Classics is on August 19th this year. It's 3 miles off Junction 25 of the M5. To exhibit is FREE and to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 21:22
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By MissMoppet
Oh gawd . . . I think I'll live with it. But...

Oh gawd . . . I think I'll live with it. But thanks for everyone's help.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By MissMoppet
Hands slipped on clock

The hour hand has slipped on my V6 clock. Presume I can't get it out without removing the dash? (Damn).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By MissMoppet
JB Weld better than Araldite?

I've used Araldite for years but is JB Weld better?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:29
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Since posting I've just heard that Michelin have...

Since posting I've just heard that Michelin have admitted the fault and agreed to pay - less 2000 milesworth of wear. Bit mean I thought. Apparently these tyres are specifically designed for motor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By MissMoppet
Michelin camper van tyres failure

A friend of mine has had an MOT failure due to his (expensive) Michelin camper van tyres failing after just 2000 miles - bulging. Anyone had similar experiences?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 12:10
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By MissMoppet
Virgin? Hard to find in these parts today.

Virgin? Hard to find in these parts today.
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 12:06
Replies: 103
Views: 2,538
Posted By MissMoppet
Free road tax and fuel for all who drive R75s?...

Free road tax and fuel for all who drive R75s? That's about as likely to pass as some of the hangers and floggers mentioned above.


When we were last in Iceland we saw a car being driven too fast...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 11:54
Replies: 200
Views: 4,771
Posted By MissMoppet
Well it wasn't my son, who lives in Berlin and...

Well it wasn't my son, who lives in Berlin and has gone on many (peaceful) anti-Fascist marches. He's also taken out German citizenship because he saw clearer than I that the referendum would mean...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By MissMoppet
. . . But how many lorry loads of drop-links?

. . . But how many lorry loads of drop-links?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 11:55
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By MissMoppet
Now avoid Delco alternators

Just had my Delco Remy alternator changed after just 30K miles and 2Ĺ years. Now installed a Lucas that cost £10 or so more but carries a lifetime g'tee: that's the car's life not mine unfortunately....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 18:24
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By MissMoppet
Avoid Mintex

If you'd asked me a month ago "name a brand of brake pads", I would only be able to say Mintex. Well I fitted new Mintex front discs and pads in an altogether neat box last month, BUT every week I'm...
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