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Forum: Items Wanted 23rd August 2019, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Charles
Now sourced (again!). Thanks, Ry. ...

Now sourced (again!). Thanks, Ry.

Interestingly, the member who supplied the previous item which turned out to be faulty is still ignoring me ....
Forum: Items Wanted 21st August 2019, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Charles
The replacement turned out to be faulty. ...

The replacement turned out to be faulty. Disappointingly, the club member who supplied it is not responding to my texts.

In the meantime, does anyone else have a spare, please?
Forum: Items Wanted 10th August 2019, 19:52
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Charles
Now sourced. Thank you, Andy.

Now sourced. Thank you, Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Charles
I don't think the windscreen sensor on my car has...

I don't think the windscreen sensor on my car has worked in all the time I have had it (since it was 6 years old). Never having had rain-sensitive wipers before, I haven't missed it, but if there is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 14:38
Replies: 50
Views: 2,701
Posted By Charles
I have used Britannia Rescue for many years now,...

I have used Britannia Rescue for many years now, and found them very reliable. They don't have a fleet of rescue vehicles; they despatch a local recovery vehicle when called. Originally set up by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 14:18
Replies: 45
Views: 2,368
Posted By Charles
My 75 is my only car and has been my only means...

My 75 is my only car and has been my only means of transport since I bought it, 11 years ago. It is now 17 years old and has 177,000 miles on the clock, but still in good condition and I wouldn't...
Forum: Items Wanted 9th August 2019, 18:27
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Charles
Alpine XQE105560 CD changer

The Alpine XQE105560 CD changer on my car has failed. Does anyone have a working replacement for sale, please? No luck on eBay recently.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2017, 18:44
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Charles
If you know anyone with a T4 (and several of our...

If you know anyone with a T4 (and several of our members do have them), they can run a check to find out which sensor is faulty.
Forum: Items Wanted 17th October 2017, 20:52
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By Charles
Black parking sensor

Does anyone have a black parking sensor in working order, please? I think they are all the same, but the one I need to replace is the offside rear.

Thanks,
Charles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2017, 18:23
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By Charles
Really sorry to hear about this, Jim. I know...

Really sorry to hear about this, Jim. I know from recent experience how devastating such accidents can be - I had the misfortune to be hit by a lorry on my way home from Roverfest (as readers of my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2017, 19:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Surrexit alleluia!

I am delighted to report that the repairs to my beloved car have finally been completed, the cost being almost entirely funded by the company whose driver caused the damage. Thank you to all those...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2017, 20:40
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thank you again to everyone who has posted advice...

Thank you again to everyone who has posted advice and/or good wishes. Your support is appreciated more than words can express.

The good news is that the owners of the lorry, or their insurance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 20:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Could do, though it might be a bit late now that...

Could do, though it might be a bit late now that my insurers have contacted theirs. As far as I know, there was no damage to the lorry, so the driver may not have reported it; it could be that they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 19:34
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thanks, Plezier. The first thing I did after the...

Thanks, Plezier. The first thing I did after the accident was to ring the police, but because we were blocking a lane of the M1, the Highways Agency came out to move the car off the road and so the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 18:56
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thanks, Avulon, that's good advice. The car is...

Thanks, Avulon, that's good advice. The car is currently on my drive, and it's staying there until the next stage is agreed. My insurance company initially passed the claim to a management company...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 17:12
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thank you both for your kind words and good...

Thank you both for your kind words and good wishes. It certainly wasn't a pleasant experience, and it remains to be seen how much the insurance company will offer me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 13:14
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thank you both.

Thank you both.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 12:37
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Tragic end to a lovely day

Fantastic day at Roverfest last Sunday. Good to see so many members and their cars, as well as the beautiful survivors from earlier years. Many thanks to everyone involved in organising the event....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2017, 19:03
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Charles
Have you tried pressing the button on the remote...

Have you tried pressing the button on the remote a second time? Sometimes one of the locks doesn't open fully on the first press.
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2017, 10:56
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Charles
Plenum tubes also now sourced - thanks, Mickyboy.

Plenum tubes also now sourced - thanks, Mickyboy.
Forum: Items Wanted 12th June 2017, 14:49
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Charles
Boot lock now sourced - thanks, Matt. ...

Boot lock now sourced - thanks, Matt.

Still looking for upper plenum drain pipes if anyone has any.
Forum: Items Wanted 12th June 2017, 10:52
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Charles
It's the barrel I need. The catch is fine. ...

It's the barrel I need. The catch is fine. Thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2017, 20:53
Replies: 15
Views: 6,073
Posted By Charles
I was going to try that, but the plastic lugs on...

I was going to try that, but the plastic lugs on my lock are not broken; it's only the casting which is defunct. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Forum: Items Wanted 10th June 2017, 19:19
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Charles
Boot lock and upper plenum drain pipes

Does anyone have a working boot lock or a set of upper plenum drain pipes, please?

Thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2017, 19:16
Replies: 15
Views: 6,073
Posted By Charles
Thanks to Uncle Fiesta for a very helpful post. ...

Thanks to Uncle Fiesta for a very helpful post. It certainly belongs on the "How to" page, although I couldn't find it there.

The problem with taking parts from old locks is that they are used...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd April 2017, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Charles
Many thanks for that, Dallas! I'll give it a go...

Many thanks for that, Dallas! I'll give it a go as soon as I have time. Dismantling the lock and replacing the alloy part was certainly a fiddle, so it will be good not to have to do it again, not...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd April 2017, 19:53
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Charles
Yes. I had this problem once before and solved it...

Yes. I had this problem once before and solved it by buying another lock and swapping over the part which had broken, following a how-to on this site. It lasted 3 years but now needs doing again....
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd April 2017, 19:14
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Charles
Boot lock for Mk I R75

Does anyone have a spare boot lock in working order, please? I need one to dismantle to repair mine.

Not sure whether they are all the same, but my car is a R75 2.0 Connoisseur Mark I.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2014, 14:43
Replies: 78
Views: 3,483
Posted By Charles
My 75 is in daily use too; it's the only car I...

My 75 is in daily use too; it's the only car I have (or want!).
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 11th January 2014, 20:10
Replies: 207
Views: 13,061
Posted By Charles
Elvington is quite nearby for me, so I will try...

Elvington is quite nearby for me, so I will try to come, depending on the date.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2014, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Charles
Two good jobs done today

Two good jobs done today. First, cured static on the radio when the rear window demister is on (thanks to JohnDotCom for very helpful post on how to do this); second, cured "spinning key syndrome"...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2014, 15:04
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Charles
Got one! Thanks, Simon.

Got one! Thanks, Simon.
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2014, 13:39
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Charles
Boot lock for Mark I saloon **ACQUIRED**

Does anyone have a spare boot lock for the Mark I saloon in working order, please? Mine has developed "spinning key syndrome" so I need to find a spare lock in working order to salvage a replacement...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2013, 19:27
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
Sorry, nothing to report, I'm afraid. It only...

Sorry, nothing to report, I'm afraid. It only happened the once on my car; it was fine the next day, and the problem has not recurred since. I still don't know why it happened but if you ever find...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2013, 20:11
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
I too have heard that having both keys close...

I too have heard that having both keys close together can cause problems, but on this occasion, the spare key was nowhere near. Thanks for the thought, anyway.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2013, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
"Curiouser and curiouser," said Alice

The latest development: since this morning, everything has been working perfectly again! A huge relief, and it eliminates the possibilities of blown fuses or failed door mechanisms, but does leave...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2013, 22:15
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
Same applies with mine; if bonnet or boot open,...

Same applies with mine; if bonnet or boot open, the central locking gives a beep but still locks the doors. Nevertheless, I will check the bonnet switch, because water could easily have got in there...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2013, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
Thanks, chaps. Fuses: will check in...

Thanks, chaps.

Fuses: will check in daylight, but seems unlikely because the key-fob button still unlocks the doors; it just doesn't lock them. I would have thought a blown fuse would stop the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2013, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Charles
Central locking problem

The latest problem: the central locking, which was working perfectly up to this morning, now refuses to work. I can still lock each door manually, but:

lock button on key fob produces no result...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2013, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
All sorted now, thanks to Jules. New fan motor...

All sorted now, thanks to Jules. New fan motor and condenser fitted yesterday, also a new power VIS, all done in one afternoon at a very reasonable price and he even lent us a car so we could go and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2013, 10:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By Charles
Passenger side is tricky, driver's side requires...

Passenger side is tricky, driver's side requires a contortionist with very small hands. Eyes in the finger-tips would be an advantage, because half the problem is that, with your hand inside the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2013, 20:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Charles
Not much I can usefully add to my previous post. ...

Not much I can usefully add to my previous post. I was alerted to the problem by a strong smell of petrol and tried various possibilities to no avail. There was no visible moisture, even after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2013, 12:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By Charles
I had a similar problem earlier this year. It...

I had a similar problem earlier this year. It turned out to be the "O" ring on one of the injectors which had perished.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2013, 12:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Charles
Don't forget that the alarm will not work when...

Don't forget that the alarm will not work when the battery is disconnected. How important that is depends on where you are parking. I don't know whether it would affect your insurance in the event...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 23:27
Replies: 20
Views: 3,943
Posted By Charles
Wish I'd known that a few months ago! How much...

Wish I'd known that a few months ago! How much are the springs?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 23:13
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Charles
The default setting is that the first press of...

The default setting is that the first press of the key-fob button unlocks the driver's door, second press unlocks the other doors. This can be altered using a T4, so that all four doors are unlocked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 23:02
Replies: 20
Views: 3,943
Posted By Charles
I have had to replace all four of my springs this...

I have had to replace all four of my springs this year. Not sure whether this is due to age or City of York Council's obsession with speed-bumps (of which there are umpteen around here, including a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 19:29
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Charles
I think the next question is, is your fan working...

I think the next question is, is your fan working on low speed? This is what cools the air for the AC, so if the fan isn't working, you will get a short blast of cold air but then ambient...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 19:12
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Charles
I thought it did, but I have just tried mine and...

I thought it did, but I have just tried mine and it doesn't. I ran the driver's side control all the way from LO to HI and back again and the passenger side display remained at its normal setting.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2013, 19:05
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Charles
Thanks for directing me to the previous thread,...

Thanks for directing me to the previous thread, and apologies for having raised the same subject again so soon - I must have missed it. Opinion seems to be fairly evenly divided, with some people...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 18:54
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Charles
I'm fairly sure LO does use the aircon, but I too...

I'm fairly sure LO does use the aircon, but I too may be wrong.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 18:06
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Charles
Have you run the ATC Diagnostic checks? ...

Have you run the ATC Diagnostic checks?

Press and hold both the AUTO and the air distribution buttons and then turn the ignition key from 0 to II. The climate control screen then cycles on and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2013, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Charles
Petrol: premium versus economy?

Reading the thread "What lurks at the bottom of the tank?" prompts me to ask whether there is any benefit to buying branded petrol rather than the cheaper supermarket variety. I generally buy my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2013, 17:12
Replies: 50
Views: 3,142
Posted By Charles
I shudder to think!

I shudder to think!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2013, 16:48
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Charles
Plenum drain problem

Mindful of the excellent advice I have seen many times on this forum, I have always made a point of keeping my plenum drains clear. The last time I had to clear a blockage, however, I must have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2013, 16:23
Replies: 50
Views: 3,142
Posted By Charles
Twin-tone worked well on some cars in the 1950s...

Twin-tone worked well on some cars in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Rover P4, but this is the first time I've seen it on a 75 and I agree with everyone else who has expressed an opinion on this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2013, 16:10
Replies: 57
Views: 2,496
Posted By Charles
So have I.

So have I.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2013, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
Jules, Many thanks for this. I'll give it...

Jules,

Many thanks for this. I'll give it some thought and come back to you shortly.

Charles.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2013, 12:02
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
Simon, Thank you for being the voice of...

Simon,

Thank you for being the voice of sweet reason. You are, of course, absolutely right.

Looking at the options, new brushes would be cheapest but I tried that last year and it now looks as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2013, 19:21
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
It's certainly a thought. I had better have a...

It's certainly a thought. I had better have a conversation with our local ex-Rover mechanic.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2013, 18:51
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
Any idea what I should expect to pay for a new...

Any idea what I should expect to pay for a new one, including fitting? I saw another thread on here which suggests it is a major operation, which is a little worrying.

Also, I have seen some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2013, 17:27
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
Have run the engine up to 107C but no response...

Have run the engine up to 107C but no response from fan. Does that mean it is totally kaput?

New brushes fitted last year were bought on eBay so may not have been best quality. Annual mileage is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2013, 21:15
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Charles
Another fan problem

An unwelcome lack of cold air coupled with a whooping noise from under the bonnet when idling alerted me to the fact that my fan has stopped working. It had new brushes fitted last year (courtesy of...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 24th March 2013, 17:13
Replies: 265
Views: 12,788
Posted By Charles
The loose connection has now been traced and...

The loose connection has now been traced and corrected while changing the oil filter, so I no longer need to take the front end off (huge relief!).

The (MG Rover trained) mechanic also managed to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2013, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Charles
Has your handbrake compensator been changed? If...

Has your handbrake compensator been changed? If not, have a look at this thread: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=95772
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2013, 17:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Charles
Have now checked this out but can't find anything...

Have now checked this out but can't find anything amiss. I have checked the front fuel rail, and the pipe connecting the two rails as far back as I can, and there is no sign of any leakage. I can't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2013, 18:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Charles
This is starting to sound like a garage job! The...

This is starting to sound like a garage job! The next question is, if there is a leak on the fuel rail or a problem with the "O" rings, is it safe to drive the car until the problem is fixed?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2013, 17:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Charles
I thought it smelt more like petrol, but I don't...

I thought it smelt more like petrol, but I don't have a strong sense of smell and exhaust fumes is a possibility. The smell is very strong at times, but at other times I can't smell it at all.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2013, 11:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By Charles
Strong smell of petrol

I have noticed a strong smell of petrol inside the car recently. It doesn't happen all the time; it is worse when the engine is idling, e.g. while standing in a queue of traffic; and my impression...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2013, 19:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Charles
Update

Have now had a new spring fitted, by Andy Newall T/A Andy's Autos at Clifton Moor, York (thanks to those who recommended him on an earlier thread). Cost was £50 for a new spring, £60 labour, £60 for...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 25th February 2013, 15:56
Replies: 265
Views: 12,788
Posted By Charles
That's useful to know.

That's useful to know.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 25th February 2013, 14:15
Replies: 265
Views: 12,788
Posted By Charles
This may be a silly question, but where do you...

This may be a silly question, but where do you intend to plug it in?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2013, 21:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Charles
The Daily Telegraph's Honest John has said in the...

The Daily Telegraph's Honest John has said in the past that this particular problem is most likely to occur first thing in the morning after a very cold night, because the springs are at their most...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2013, 17:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Charles
I always preferred the Mk I P6 as well, with the...

I always preferred the Mk I P6 as well, with the chrome grille and over-riders. I assume the black "honeycomb" grille and rubber-faced over-riders on the Mk II was an attempt to make the cars look...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2013, 17:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By Charles
Unhappy By coincidence, one of my front springs snapped...

By coincidence, one of my front springs snapped this morning. Fortunately, the car was on the drive at the time. Less fortunately, the spring punctured the tyre, so that will have to be replaced as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2013, 20:05
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Charles
Beautiful car. It reminds me of the 2000 my Dad...

Beautiful car. It reminds me of the 2000 my Dad had when I was a boy. It was my first experience of Rovers, and I have been a devotee ever since.

The early P6s were very prone to rust,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2013, 20:02
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Charles
If that doesn't do the trick, it's worth checking...

If that doesn't do the trick, it's worth checking with your foot that the clutch pedal has risen all the way up. Mine occasionally doesn't quite rise to the top of its travel, with the result that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2013, 22:46
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Charles
Welcome back, Stuart. I'm sure you won't regret...

Welcome back, Stuart. I'm sure you won't regret it. As they used to say about Newcastle Brown Ale, the R75 is "the one you've got to come back for".
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 11th February 2013, 23:10
Replies: 265
Views: 12,788
Posted By Charles
People were very generous with help at the last...

People were very generous with help at the last meet and I was very grateful for that, but I know there will be others wanting help as well and I don't like to presume on people's goodwill, and I'd...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 18:18
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By Charles
Walnut for me, too. Nothing else looks quite as...

Walnut for me, too. Nothing else looks quite as good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 18:11
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Charles
It might be quicker and easier that way! By the...

It might be quicker and easier that way! By the way, I have to ask: what is an R75 brolly?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Charles
If you're replacing your ftont number-plate, why...

If you're replacing your ftont number-plate, why not try one of these for an added touch of class? I fitted one last year and have been delighted.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 15:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Charles
Keep us posted - I can see a big market for this....

Keep us posted - I can see a big market for this. Just don't coat your dip-stick with it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 15:45
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Charles
Passenger side isn't too bad, but the driver's...

Passenger side isn't too bad, but the driver's side is a nightmare. Access is lousy and when you've got your hand in, you can't see what you're doing. Always reminds me of James Herriott trying to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2013, 15:40
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Charles
I'll second that! Russ helped me out when I had...

I'll second that! Russ helped me out when I had a problem with one of my keys, and in the process identified another problem I didn't even know I had (one of the vis motors not working, which...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 10th February 2013, 15:36
Replies: 265
Views: 12,788
Posted By Charles
I'll be there on the Saturday. I need to...

I'll be there on the Saturday.

I need to take the front end off to trace a loose connection which is stopping the horn and "bonnet open" light from working. If anyone would be kind enough to give...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2013, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Andy, I did think of you, but for some reason I...

Andy, I did think of you, but for some reason I thought I had been told that you had retired. I must have got the wrong end of the stick. If Andy's Autos here in York can't help, I'll get in touch...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2013, 16:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the warning! That's precisely the...

Thanks for the warning! That's precisely the kind of thing I want to avoid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2013, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
I certainly hope to attend the next spanner meet...

I certainly hope to attend the next spanner meet at Doncaster and the handbrake compensator could wait until then - it's not urgent, as the car should pass its MoT as it stands. The horn will have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2013, 14:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Thanks, chaps. Andy's Autos is only 10 minutes...

Thanks, chaps. Andy's Autos is only 10 minutes from me, so it sounds as though he's the man to try.

I know I could, in theory, do the jobs myself but I'd be happier having them done by someone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2013, 19:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Charles
Rover specialists in Yorkshire?

Does anyone know of a garage in Yorkshire which has the specialist knowledge required for so many of the jobs on our cars? My annual service and MoT are due in April and I would rather entrust the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 19th January 2013, 18:00
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By Charles
Now there's a coincidence! I have a photo of...

Now there's a coincidence! I have a photo of this car, taken at the Classic Car Show a few years ago. It was for sale at the time and I was very tempted, but it was sold to someone else later in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2013, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Charles
Traditionally, the ignition and oil pressure...

Traditionally, the ignition and oil pressure warning lights were red and amber respectively. If either came on while the engine was running, it was a warning that something was wrong. I imagine the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2013, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Charles
Green has been the usual colour since the 1960s...

Green has been the usual colour since the 1960s but before that red was used on at least some cars. I don't know what the legal position is but the only other problem I can foresee is that anyone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2013, 23:15
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Hello Dave, I was afraid that might be the...

Hello Dave,

I was afraid that might be the answer. Maybe one for the next meet, whenever that is? (Presumably not until the weather improves!)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2013, 20:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Still no further forward with this one, and...

Still no further forward with this one, and nothing in the Haynes manual (I consulted that before posting on here). It's a minor problem in the grand scheme of things, but the car won't pass its MoT...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2013, 20:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Not much further forward, I'm afraid. I have...

Not much further forward, I'm afraid. I have found and removed the panel and looked up inside. The only connector I can see is a whitish plastic one, quite high up under the headlamp, with black,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2013, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Thanks, Pab. I'm working tomorrow and on Friday...

Thanks, Pab. I'm working tomorrow and on Friday but I'll give it a go on Saturday and report back.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2013, 20:24
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Thanks, chaps. Sorry to seem thick, but is that...

Thanks, chaps. Sorry to seem thick, but is that the panel inside the wheel-arch that I remove to change the headlamp bulb?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2013, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Charles
Just a couple of thoughts: 1. Have you...

Just a couple of thoughts:

1. Have you checked that the boot light goes out when the lid is shut? If it stays on long enough, it will eventually drain the battery.

2. Do you always switch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2013, 20:02
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
I can now answer two of the questions I was asked...

I can now answer two of the questions I was asked yesterday.

1. Dave, you must be psychic! The "bonnet open" light does not work at all, whether the engine is running or not. I assume this is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2013, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the suggestions. Will try them...

Thanks for the suggestions. Will try them tomorrow and report back.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2013, 16:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
And thanks to GazYorkshire as well. Can't see...

And thanks to GazYorkshire as well. Can't see anything like that on the underside of my steering-wheel but it may be inside the steering column.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2013, 16:28
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the reply. I hadn't realised they...

Thanks for the reply. I hadn't realised they were separate horns. I'll check the fuse when I can get to it in daylight (probably at the weekend now) and report back.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2013, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Charles
I had a similar problem on my car a couple of...

I had a similar problem on my car a couple of years ago and ended up having to replace the entire clutch. As you have already had that done, presumably your problem must lie in the hydraulic system....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2013, 16:06
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Charles
Problem with horn buttons

I have discovered that my horn buttons are not working. The horn still gives a quick beep if I lock the car with a door open, so clearly the horn itself and its fuse are OK, but neither of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2013, 16:00
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Charles
Happy New Year to all members! (Not very...

Happy New Year to all members! (Not very original, but sincere none-the-less!)

:xmas-smiley-032:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2012, 12:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By Charles
I've just fitted a new Alphaline 72Ah battery to...

I've just fitted a new Alphaline 72Ah battery to my 2.0 petrol 75. Ordered it from www.batterymegastore.co.uk - cost £61.95 and it arrived the day after I ordered it. Very pleased with it so far...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2012, 19:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By Charles
Wiper blades

Ordered a new pair of wiper blades over the internet and fitted them today. It's the first time I've done this myself. I noticed (too late) that the old blade on the driver's side had an anti-lift...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 16th August 2012, 21:09
Replies: 52
Views: 3,373
Posted By Charles
Hoping to be there on the Saturday, although I...

Hoping to be there on the Saturday, although I can't stay over due to family commitments. Have never been to one of these before but I'm looking forward to putting faces to some of the names I keep...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 16th August 2012, 18:36
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Charles
Take a warm, dry day ...

with not too much sun, and one grubby Rover 75, wash well, go over with detailing clay, and polish once with Autoglym High Definition Cleanser, then with Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine and finally with...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 14th July 2012, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the advice. I see there is a sticky...

Thanks for the advice. I see there is a sticky by Empsburner on the use of clay and I'll give it a go when time permits.

I also need to try his method of removing swirls. The panels requiring...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th July 2012, 20:16
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Charles
Bird/tree droppings

My car is regularly peppered with bird and tree droppings. The only way I have found to remove these without scratching the paint is to spray with a high-pressure hose, but it still leaves a dull...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2012, 13:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
That's encouraging. I'm something of a novice...

That's encouraging. I'm something of a novice myself but learning rapidly, largely thanks to the incredibly helpful members of this forum. Just not sufficiently confident to start taking the front...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2012, 12:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
Thanks for this, Simon. At least I now know what...

Thanks for this, Simon. At least I now know what the problem is, and what the options are. I'll give it some thought, and hopefully also see Dave next weekend.

Charl;es.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2012, 09:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
I can't see one. I understand this means that I...

I can't see one. I understand this means that I have the original 3-speed fan as opposed to the more recent 2-speed type.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 22:05
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Charles
Had mine done in March. I rang round a few local...

Had mine done in March. I rang round a few local garages and the best quote was from North Eastern Tyre & Exhausts in York. They charged me £98 to supply and fit. I don't suppose they have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
Thanks, Arctic. I've exchanged PM's with...

Thanks, Arctic. I've exchanged PM's with Stocktake and am hoping to see him at the Doncaster meet.

Charles.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 16:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
Have now tried this: the fan doesn't seem to move...

Have now tried this: the fan doesn't seem to move at all.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 12:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention in...

Thanks for the replies. I forgot to mention in my original post that I have run the climate control diagnosis checks and the result was "no fault". I can also confirm that there is an audible sound...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2012, 18:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles
Air conditioning fan relay switch

For the last few weeks, there has been an occasional whining noise from under the bonnet when the air conditioning was switched on. It sounded to me as though a bearing was faulty.

The car has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2012, 21:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the advice, everyone. Much...

Thanks for the advice, everyone. Much appreciated, as always.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2012, 21:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the quick reply. I knew someone on...

Thanks for the quick reply. I knew someone on here would have an answer. All I need to do now is find a scrap-yard with a suitable donor vehicle.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2012, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Charles
Boot lock

The boot lock on my Mark I 2.0 Connoisseur can be opened either from outside, using the key or from inside, by pressing a button. The lock itself is working fine, as is the button, but there is a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2012, 22:35
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Charles
This time last week, I knew nothing about this...

This time last week, I knew nothing about this subject, but I'm learning fast!

First, which engine do you have? Second, are you sure it's the CHG at fault?

I rang my local garage last week,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2012, 11:26
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Charles
Hello, and welcome to the club. I'm sure you...

Hello, and welcome to the club. I'm sure you will find lots of very knowledgeable people willing to provide good advice when you need it.

I get something similar with mine, and have always...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2012, 09:29
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the replies, and also to those who...

Thanks for the replies, and also to those who sent PMs. The consensus seems to be that the estimate I have been given is good, but I have sent a PM to Andy Willi anyway, as two people have suggested...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2012, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Charles
Water pump

My car's cooling system has a leak which has now been diagnosed as failure of the water pump. I have been quoted a price of "approximately" £500 for supply and fitting of a replacement, including a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2012, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the replies. I couldn't see any signs...

Thanks for the replies. I couldn't see any signs of damp under the engine cover. The only thing I saw which I didn't like was one of the rubber tubes (breather pipes?) which comes from the top of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2012, 11:55
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Charles
Coolant leak

My car has sprouted a coolant leak, resulting in a slow drip from the back corner of the oil sump. Presumably this means that the actual leak is somewhere above the sump. Is this likely to be the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2012, 17:17
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Charles
Sidelamp problem

Latest problem with my beloved 75: the offside sidelamp refuses to work.

The original bulb failed (I could tell it had failed by looking at it). I fitted a new bulb but it still refuses to light....
Forum: Items Wanted 1st March 2012, 21:51
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Charles
That sounds hopeful. If you find them, let me...

That sounds hopeful. If you find them, let me know what you want for them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2012, 22:24
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Charles
Thanks to all those who have kindly offered to...

Thanks to all those who have kindly offered to supply the parts I need. I hope I have responded personally to all PMs but if I have missed one, please accept my apologies.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2012, 18:34
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Charles
Thanks for both replies. My car definitely has...

Thanks for both replies. My car definitely has the sping-clip fitting. The one on the passenger side is fine, but the clip on the driver's side is missing (possibly broken at some time, because...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th February 2012, 18:31
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Charles
Hatch cover & screw, headlamp cover & clip

Changing the dipped beam headlamp bulb on the driver's side of my Mark I 2.0 Connoisseur recently, I made two discoveries. One was that they were obviously designed so that only a contortionist with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2012, 18:13
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Charles
Missing hatch cover, headlamp cover & clip

Changing the dipped beam headlamp bulb on the driver's side of my Mark I 2.0 Connoisseur recently, I made two discoveries. One was that they were obviously designed so that only a contortionist with...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2012, 18:08
Replies: 354
Views: 35,385
Posted By Charles
Better late than never - I have signed, too!

Better late than never - I have signed, too!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2012, 09:50
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
Latest update: tried the car again this morning...

Latest update: tried the car again this morning with both keys. The key I normally use still doesn't work but it started first time with the spare key (even though it wouldn't work yesterday). ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2012, 00:20
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
If anyone near York has a T4 and would be willing...

If anyone near York has a T4 and would be willing to help, it would be much appreciated!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2012, 00:19
Replies: 25
Views: 4,288
Posted By Charles
Tony, I seem to have a similar problem. ...

Tony,

I seem to have a similar problem. Could you let me know what it was that finally solved the problem, please?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 23:55
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
It was a good idea, but sadly, not the right one...

It was a good idea, but sadly, not the right one (yes, I really have been out there in the cold and the dark at 10.30 pm to check - it's getting that desperate).

Looking at the diagrams in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 21:39
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
I don't like the sound of this. What are torx...

I don't like the sound of this. What are torx 5-point security bolts and what would I need to unscrew them?

This begins to sound like a job for someone who knows what he's doing. Sadly, we don't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 20:29
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
Just a thought: I think I read somewhere that the...

Just a thought: I think I read somewhere that the immobiliser recognises the key by means of a coil behind the ignition switch - is it possible that the coil could have been damaged?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 19:55
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
And after another two hours on full charge, the...

And after another two hours on full charge, the battery is full to bursting but the car doesn't want to know.

To complicate matters, I thought it might be worth checking the immobiliser itself...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 16:58
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
After 3 hours on full charge, I connected the...

After 3 hours on full charge, I connected the battery up again but the situation was no different, except that now the "engine disabled" message comes up as soon as I switch the ignition on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 15:09
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
Thanks for the replies, chaps. I had already...

Thanks for the replies, chaps. I had already checked the plenums and found them bone dry (I check the drains regularly, having been caught out by a flooded ICU a few years ago).

I don't think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2012, 14:33
Replies: 27
Views: 5,895
Posted By Charles
Engine disabled message

Can anyone advise on this problem, please? I last used my car on Sunday morning and everything was fine. Tried to use it again on Monday afternoon and it wouldn't start. When I turn the ignition...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2010, 19:04
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Charles
Alloy wheels

I shall shortly need to replace all four tyres on my car. This makes it the ideal time to consider what, if anything, to do about the wheels.

The car is equipped with alloys which are now 8 years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2010, 20:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Charles
Thanks, chaps. I was coming to the same...

Thanks, chaps. I was coming to the same conclusion.

Still doesn't explain why the clutch "came back to life" after failing, though; that has me completely baffled.

I'll keep an eye on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2010, 07:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Charles
Clutch problem

I have an unusual problem with the hydraulic clutch on my Rover 75 2.0 Connoisseur. It became increasingly difficult to change gear with the engine running (but not with the engine stopped). ...
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