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Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 14:34
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By smudge.g
isnt the thermostat housing for the Diesel hidden...

isnt the thermostat housing for the Diesel hidden under lots of gubbings down the left hand side of the engine (hence why most do the mod)??
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 15th February 2020, 02:57
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By smudge.g
DAB with Navall 3??

My navall 3 has been brilliant ever since I bought it about 2 years ago but I would love to try DAB. I believe there was some kind of external module for this but cant remember which. Does anyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 14:23
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By smudge.g
When you push that pedal thingy in the middle, it...

When you push that pedal thingy in the middle, it breaks stuff and empties your bank account !! (mine's also an auto :) )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 18:17
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By smudge.g
It took me over a week of drilling, heating,...

It took me over a week of drilling, heating, bashing and cutting (oh and swearing) to get mine off after the bolt seized solid inside the bush. Hardest part was removing the outer case. New one was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 17:13
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, definately JBH, have already sprayed and...

Yes, definately JBH, have already sprayed and replaced a wing in that colour!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By smudge.g
nice - reminds me of the mug i bought a few years...

nice - reminds me of the mug i bought a few years back!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 16:13
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By smudge.g
many thanks guys, will give that a go. have...

many thanks guys, will give that a go. have sprayed in plenty plusgas but it has made no difference! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 15:19
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By smudge.g
Bonnet catches- can they be refurbed??

i have noticed over the last year or so that my bonnet catches are becoming more problematic when trying to close the bonnet. The little half moons inside disappear and dont re-appear unless i tap...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 15:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,666
Posted By smudge.g
These already exist (alhough not at that price...

These already exist (alhough not at that price methinks). When I was stationed in Naples, our shopping visits to the local US base was often interrupted by rapping car alarms that went off when you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2020, 18:36
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By smudge.g
Yes the covers do come off, I took the white gold...

Yes the covers do come off, I took the white gold covers off my scrapper and resprayed them. You just have to carefully prise the covers off without marking them.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By smudge.g
I need to do similar work but am afraid to touch...

I need to do similar work but am afraid to touch the bleed screws on the brakes fitted to the car as i have already sheared off 2 bleed screws on a pair of backup calipers that i was also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 21:30
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By smudge.g
Couldnt believe it - after the wheel bolt came...

Couldnt believe it - after the wheel bolt came lose, the pinchbolt amazingly took very little effort to loosen (just my 3ft breaker bar). The strut also came out very easily and I had a spare strut...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 19:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By smudge.g
Why do you think there has been so much effort in...

Why do you think there has been so much effort in getting everyone on an electric 'monitoring' meter? According to many online sources (I think Martin lewis is one) that state that these wifi meters...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd February 2020, 22:24
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By smudge.g
item now found a new home!

item now found a new home!
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd February 2020, 20:01
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By smudge.g
Free K16 camshaft locking tool

Free Rover K16 Double overhead camshaft locking tool, unused and i think bought many years ago for my Freelander 1.8 (K series engine). I dont think i will ever need it !! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 17:51
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By smudge.g
Many thanks indeed, that worked a treat....

Many thanks indeed, that worked a treat. ........Now for that awful pinchbolt!! (currently soaked in plusgas. :) BTW the fitted spring protector did its job and saved the tyre!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 16:29
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By smudge.g
Wife has uttered those awful words.........

............."Is it time to get rid of your car???"

After the exhaust back box fell off on our track few days ago (now replaced) brakes still sticking on the front, I thought I would investigate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By smudge.g
wow but isnt the blue one a MG ZT??

wow but isnt the blue one a MG ZT??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 22:18
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Maybe promotion now to Major Leccyfail!! :)

Maybe promotion now to Major Leccyfail!! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 17:44
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
My neighbour our farmer popped round yesterday to...

My neighbour our farmer popped round yesterday to drop off a rusty hunk of junk that vaguely resembled an exhaust back box found on the track from the farm. Strangely, when I checked under mine after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 22:17
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Was this fairly easy to do? I have the timer and...

Was this fairly easy to do? I have the timer and also T80 remote system from my scrapper, also all the wires but no idea how to fit!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 18:50
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Thankyou. Thats the problem with the salt/grit...

Thankyou. Thats the problem with the salt/grit they spread on our roads here in rural Aberdeenshire, not kind to our cars :(
Forum: Items Wanted 29th January 2020, 15:44
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By smudge.g
The answer is yes, it can be easily removed,...

The answer is yes, it can be easily removed, about x10 torx screws hold the front of the glovebox on then just x2 inside hold the handle on. This is for you if you want it, FOC but it does have a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 15:26
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
So glad to have got rid of the rusty front wing...

So glad to have got rid of the rusty front wing for a used one in much better condition. Not a bad colour match either for a rattle can!!

ps sorry about first image, has been rotated in windows...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th January 2020, 07:34
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By smudge.g
I am currently scrapping a 04 plate tourer so...

I am currently scrapping a 04 plate tourer so will check the bits that are left, the glovebox is there somewhere (dash dismantled) and will let you have the handle if i can find it and remove it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By smudge.g
Totally agree with the above, we live in a small...

Totally agree with the above, we live in a small town in rural Aberdeenshire and these rediculously oversized US style trucks are becoming more widespread. The farmers seem to like them too but as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 17:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By smudge.g
Well done on the 'new' car, definately gets under...

Well done on the 'new' car, definately gets under your skin. Its a shame but I have very recently passed on the white gold mk2 front bumper from my scrapper to another member this week. pretty good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 19:05
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Finally got round to cleaning up the rusty rear...

Finally got round to cleaning up the rusty rear arches, using some Deox rust remover, Luckily, seemed to be clean metal underneath so cleaned, primed and painted in an afternoon, as a temporary...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 17:37
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, have you tried removing the switch pack from...

Hi, have you tried removing the switch pack from the car and cleaning all the contacts? I've only had problems with mirror switches on mine but cleaning these solved my issues.
Forum: Items Wanted 25th January 2020, 18:19
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By smudge.g
No worries, will try to get sorted out over next...

No worries, will try to get sorted out over next few days. Just need to pm me your address details. :)
Forum: Items Wanted 24th January 2020, 16:31
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By smudge.g
Its in pretty good nick considering where its...

Its in pretty good nick considering where its been sitting for 3 years. No scratches that i can see but there's just a tiny dink in the wheel arch as shown. let me know if you want it and I'll get...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 19:31
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By smudge.g
I'll see if I have the parts on my scrapper, if...

I'll see if I have the parts on my scrapper, if so I'll post them to you foc, will get back to you soonest. :)
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 19:25
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, GMN from the reg document. Which part do you...

Yes, GMN from the reg document. Which part do you need as I have most of the whole car as a scrapper, been sat in a garden for 3 years!
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By smudge.g
Mk1 or MK2? I have MK2 washers and pipes if still...

Mk1 or MK2? I have MK2 washers and pipes if still needed.
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By smudge.g
I have a 3 hole black oak switch panel (complete...

I have a 3 hole black oak switch panel (complete with 3 switches - 2 heated seats and cruise button) if any good.
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By smudge.g
What paint code are you after? I have a front...

What paint code are you after? I have a front wing and a mk2 front and rear bumper off my scrapper in white gold metallic I think the code is GMN if that helps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 17:03
Replies: 56
Views: 2,668
Posted By smudge.g
My year 2000 freelander had a feature when you...

My year 2000 freelander had a feature when you pressed the open button on the fob for a few seconds, all windows would open. I'm sure that holding the button down when locking also closed all open...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2020, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, I have a 2003 mk1 Tourer and a 2004 Mk2...

Hi, I have a 2003 mk1 Tourer and a 2004 Mk2 tourer and both boots are same size, able to take a full size wheel plus tools under the floor. mk1 has 16in and mk2 has 17in wheels.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 15:36
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By smudge.g
In my case, all arms and sub-frame were replaced...

In my case, all arms and sub-frame were replaced with new, only the large bush within the front of the trailing arm wasnt changed. Could a worn one lead to excessive tyre wear (and account for my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 15:26
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By smudge.g
I would also be very interested in any...

I would also be very interested in any suggestions. My tourer eats rear tyres every 4-5 months (but just on the outside - was told "they all do that" by someone) along with a constant knocking that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 14:44
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By smudge.g
I've a spare light cluster/bulb holder thingy...

I've a spare light cluster/bulb holder thingy that you can have from my scrap 75 tourer, i dont need it. just send me your address and i'll get it posted next week.
ps which side is it for?? :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 09:54
Replies: 56
Views: 2,668
Posted By smudge.g
decent brakes and solid cast rear upper arms on...

decent brakes and solid cast rear upper arms on the suspension (like BMWs) !!

oh and a driver's side cup holder, naturally!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 09:52
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By smudge.g
Not on the light oak wooden wheel on my Tourer,...

Not on the light oak wooden wheel on my Tourer, same circumference all way round the wheel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 15:05
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By smudge.g
I removed the sill trims from my donor car today...

I removed the sill trims from my donor car today (which will be off to the scrappy soon) but I think just 1 clip survived. i guess removing after a really cold night (-5 C) meant the plastic was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 18:24
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By smudge.g
i would get your unit connected to the internet...

i would get your unit connected to the internet and download something like sygic navigation. its free and you can download any maps you like, brilliiant piece of software which works without any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 23:35
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By smudge.g
shoddy quality!

A while ago i bought a set of used calipers with the intention of restoring them and replacing the rusty brakes on my tourer. A short time after, i was given my donor tourer which I also removed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2019, 19:38
Replies: 43
Views: 3,680
Posted By smudge.g
If our diesel engines are so good at running...

If our diesel engines are so good at running cool, why does mine heat up very quickly (within 2 miles and needle at 9o'clock position) and gets so warm inside the cabin that i often have to open the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th December 2019, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By smudge.g
i have a HC subwoofer taken from my donor car...

i have a HC subwoofer taken from my donor car that you can have for £20 if you still need one, i wont be installing it now in my car. regards and happy xmas. :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2019, 19:33
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
My 'new' replacement front bumper arrived...

My 'new' replacement front bumper arrived yesterday, to replace the one on the car that was demolished by an unfortunate wee deer. The new one is almost immaculate but I just need to find time to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2019, 06:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By smudge.g
I say go for it! When i was based in Naples...

I say go for it!
When i was based in Naples some years ago, I discovered a beautiful '77 Pontiac firebird V8 sat beside a garage next to our local vehicle registration office. i would pass it a few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2019, 19:19
Replies: 50
Views: 2,824
Posted By smudge.g
thats the one :)

thats the one :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2019, 18:46
Replies: 50
Views: 2,824
Posted By smudge.g
Not forgetting the crankshaft pulley which...

Not forgetting the crankshaft pulley which supposedly starts to fail around 150k and sounds like a bag of spanners when it fails. Mine failed recently on my cdti at 14950 miles!!! There is an advised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2019, 19:04
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By smudge.g
If you need a parking sensor ECU, let me know, i...

If you need a parking sensor ECU, let me know, i have a spare somewhere in my 'spares room' that you can have foc. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 18:46
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks gents, wow that arm looks ready to...

Thanks gents, wow that arm looks ready to collapse!! Everything on the rear was replaced earlier this yaer but I still have an annoying knocking on both sides and can only think that the rose joints...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 16:29
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By smudge.g
help with bush removal.

Hi guys, I have to remove the rose balljoint/bush (similar pictured below) from my rear hub (the one on the upper arm) as I believe that I may have damaged it last year bashing it into the hub with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 15:41
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By smudge.g
Stupid question- could the plug you mention be...

Stupid question- could the plug you mention be for an non-installed fuel burning heater? That plug is found very close to the Hp fuel pump and has a 2 wire plug (black and orange) as well as another...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 17:20
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By smudge.g
Also bear in mind that the 'sensitivity' of the...

Also bear in mind that the 'sensitivity' of the rain sensor is set by twisting the end of the right hand stalk.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 17:59
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By smudge.g
Looking for replacement engine undertray.

I had to remove the undertray from my Tourer today after part of it broke and got caught underneath as I travelled up our track Does anyone know if the new ones online (saw one today on the bay for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By smudge.g
no worries, glad to help! :)

no worries, glad to help! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By smudge.g
Its not just criminal gangs that steal the...

Its not just criminal gangs that steal the valuable cat inerds, my old freelander went for its first MOT after we returned from military service in Italy and was told it failed on emissions. Upon...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 07:07
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Replaced the bottom mounting bolts on the rear...

Replaced the bottom mounting bolts on the rear shocks as i thought this might be the source of the constant knocking from the rear. It wasnt. Ho hum, will keep trying to locate this annoyance!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 00:42
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By smudge.g
No but it has still got some tape around it after...

No but it has still got some tape around it after a wee leak last month and its been tinted, just like the rear windows!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By smudge.g
This doesnt happen too often!!

75s are pretty rare thsi far north although there are some beauts around (ie Les' v8!!) but i surprised to see that the only cars in the work car park tonight for the night shift are both 75s!! My...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 16:52
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By smudge.g
I'm breaking a MK2 tourer which i believe still...

I'm breaking a MK2 tourer which i believe still has the rear nozzle jet if you want it, just pm your address if so. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By smudge.g
i have this job to do tomorrow as mine has...

i have this job to do tomorrow as mine has started clonking and vibrating more since the crankshaft pulley was recently replaced - not sure if at all related!!
Forum: Was it you? 15th October 2019, 20:45
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By smudge.g
Nice MG ZT in Huntly today.

A rare sighting of a nice red MG ZT at our local Tescos in Huntly, Aberdeenshire this afternoon. Not sure of the variant but we just dont see many of these MG cars anymore although there is a nice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By smudge.g
wow!! Stunning looking car that makes my wedgie...

wow!! Stunning looking car that makes my wedgie look positively tramp-like!! Looking at the current price, someone is obviously willing to pay good money for it, good luck to the winner! :) (ps....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2019, 16:02
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
It hasnt stopped raining for days here in the...

It hasnt stopped raining for days here in the chilly far NE so decided to clean up some spares that have been sitting for months in my man cave (junk room as SWMBO calls it). The mountings for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 05:18
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks and yes i have the frame and the antenna...

Thanks and yes i have the frame and the antenna (which just seems to be a wee length of wire) as well as the loom from my donor car, along with the 4 relays. Just need to figure out what connects to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By smudge.g
FBH factory fittings

I can see that my tourer has the plumbing and the wiring already fitted in the engine bay for a FBH but is this just required to get a retro-fitted heater to work or does it need more? I recently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By smudge.g
Congrats on engagement, visit to the best part of...

Congrats on engagement, visit to the best part of the UK (thats why i live close to the Highlands) but shame that 75s are quite a rare sight up here, except in Brora it seems!! :)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th September 2019, 17:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By smudge.g
I upgraded my standard speakers and tweeters in...

I upgraded my standard speakers and tweeters in the rear f my tourer, taken from my donor car. I totally agree about the improvement in sound quality and i still have to change the fronts over yet!!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By smudge.g
I changed my handbrake compensator recently...

I changed my handbrake compensator recently whilst drying out my carpets in the greenhouse! I had bought one of the recommended BMW Mini versions and I couldnt believe how much better it is and holds...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 16:43
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By smudge.g
I have just finished waterproofing my slightly...

I have just finished waterproofing my slightly worn flashing on my roof with Bostick roof repair paint and wondered whether that would be any good on these sort of areas (where no stone chippings...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 13:03
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By smudge.g
When i bought a pair of used calipers from online...

When i bought a pair of used calipers from online for renovation, I used a stilson grip (i think thats what they are called, used for plumbing) to gently rotate the pistons at first before slowly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2019, 20:33
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By smudge.g
FBH Telestart aerial

I have been removing the FBH components from my donor car and the heater, timer and T80 telestart are out but I was expecting a bigger aerial somewhere given the leads connected to it but i was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 06:39
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By smudge.g
How about crack in sump cover - I grounded mine...

How about crack in sump cover - I grounded mine going up our track and was surprised that it cracked the cover which then started to leak - spotted by my mother-in-law who asked"...should your car be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2019, 06:11
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By smudge.g
Its mainly the wiring that I am concerned about....

Its mainly the wiring that I am concerned about. I am currently backtracking from the cabin with the timer and telestart wires to see how they interface with the FBH but I think the dash in my donor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 18:48
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By smudge.g
The rear badges for the tourer are smaller and...

The rear badges for the tourer are smaller and much more difficult to replace. Got mine from one of the forum members as the original had no colour left on it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 15:00
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By smudge.g
sounds a bit beyond me!! (I'll just try to wire...

sounds a bit beyond me!! (I'll just try to wire in the timer/telestart as i can trace the current wires on my donor car to see where they go!!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2019, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By smudge.g
FBH transplant help :)

Evening all, I am considering fitting a fbh to my tourer as it does get a wee bit nippy here in rural NE during winter. I have a second hand unit that I bought cheaply online but also another full...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2019, 05:48
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By smudge.g
Could be a break in the rear loom that goes to...

Could be a break in the rear loom that goes to the sensors behind the bumper. i replaced mine recently and it started working straight away after 2 years of that long beeeeep!! (The original loom had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 15:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
Had a quick look before my colleague shot off at...

Had a quick look before my colleague shot off at lunchtime. Almost the same size but fixings are different and the middle mount is closer to the rear than ours!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 10:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
I'll pop out at lunch time :)

I'll pop out at lunch time :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:23
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Carpets dry and back in, seats replaced along...

Carpets dry and back in, seats replaced along with all the trim. that's a lesson well learned - should have fixed those sunroof drain tubes years ago!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2019, 09:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
A friend's Skoda estate is parked next to my...

A friend's Skoda estate is parked next to my Tourer outside work at the moment. His chrome roof bars do look very similar in shape and size to my black ones, its a 2010 Skoda model btw. i think the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 6th September 2019, 20:57
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By smudge.g
Highline Satnav/TV Monitor pinout?

I recently removed the Alpine bordmonitor face unit from my donor car, it has a blue and a white connector on the back, but I cant find a pin description of these connectors anywhere. Anyone have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2019, 00:29
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By smudge.g
does it come with a free car for that price!!!!!!

does it come with a free car for that price!!!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:07
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Eventually got round to fitting the roof mounted...

Eventually got round to fitting the roof mounted whip aerial to my Tourer - what a difference compared to the inferior window mounted one that i've put with for 2 years!! Then fitted the seatbelt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2019, 20:02
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By smudge.g
Public thanks to David (dattrike) for sending on...

Public thanks to David (dattrike) for sending on a spare part, incredibly kind and another example of this fantastic forum and its members at their best, helping one another out! :) :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2019, 00:04
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By smudge.g
Pm sent :)

Pm sent :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2019, 20:32
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By smudge.g
thanks gents, I am down to bare passenger floor...

thanks gents, I am down to bare passenger floor with the carpet out (out in 2 pieces) and hence noticed the dodgy adjuster. the driver side one was fine (even though i did forget to reconnect it at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By smudge.g
seat belt height adjuster briken?

After having removed my carpets following sunroof drain leakage, I've noticed that the passenger seat belt height adjuster mechanism seems to be broken - the cables are very loose and there doesnt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 06:52
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By smudge.g
Congrats, always a stressful time even for well...

Congrats, always a stressful time even for well cared for cars!! happy continued rovering :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 16:32
Replies: 22
Views: 2,247
Posted By smudge.g
I totally agree, it doesnt matter how much you...

I totally agree, it doesnt matter how much you polish a wedgie, it just never looks as stunning as the copperleaf or firefrost versions!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2019, 21:02
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Unfortunately, had to strip out the carpets as...

Unfortunately, had to strip out the carpets as the water from a sun roof leak was worse than I thought but actually not that much water in the bottom, just soaked carpets. Fixed the hopelessly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 20:55
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Fixed the leaking sunroof drain on the passenger...

Fixed the leaking sunroof drain on the passenger side, using the aquarium pipe connector as per the How-To's. For the last few days, I've had our portable dehumidifier in the front and the carpet is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 76
Views: 3,359
Posted By smudge.g
Its the same as the offers of, for example, ...

Its the same as the offers of, for example, £4000 trade in* ('subject to terms & conditions' etc) where the dealer isnt really giving you anything for your trade in, as you pay back the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By smudge.g
I had a year 2000 freelander 1.8 for about 5...

I had a year 2000 freelander 1.8 for about 5 years and loved it but as already said, the viscous coupling went, taking the intermediate gearbox with it just 2 weeks after purchase. We stuck with it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 17:25
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By smudge.g
Sorry to ask but have you experimented with the...

Sorry to ask but have you experimented with the sensitivity setting (on the end of the stalk) ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 12:08
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By smudge.g
As said, pressing the sunroof button activates...

As said, pressing the sunroof button activates tilt, which should just lift the rear of the glass. i have recently worked on mine and i couldnt see how any electrics could be reversed, as I think the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 18:37
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
Well, i did want to start the swap over of my...

Well, i did want to start the swap over of my original chrome cap mirrors with the newly painted powerfolds from my donor car but going out in the car today, wifey got in and I heard a very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2019, 19:45
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By smudge.g
Didnt get chance to find out which pulley and the...

Didnt get chance to find out which pulley and the garage didnt chnage any belts as AA wouldnt pay for them (not damaged)!! I'll get them done soon.
At least 'slouchy' is back home now and nice and...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 7th August 2019, 16:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By smudge.g
dash cameras tend to have their own screen so why...

dash cameras tend to have their own screen so why bother routing it onto another?? :shrug: (and you can't watch it whilst mobile)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 15:07
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By smudge.g
thanks, received and post corrected to 'have...

thanks, received and post corrected to 'have loom', not borrow!! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 15:03
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By smudge.g
Chuck up for the AA!!

My car had to be recovered by the AA last week following a suspected crankshaft pulley failure. That is one sound i dont want to hear again, (sounded like a bag of spanners being pulled by a truck...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 14:31
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By smudge.g
and yes there is a plug at each sensor, just...

and yes there is a plug at each sensor, just squeeze and pull out. I had to partially remove bumper to get access as there's a large polystyrene block in there!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 14:27
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By smudge.g
I changed the loom from the large multiplug under...

I changed the loom from the large multiplug under the bumper to the sensors. there were lots of corrosion there and probably a few breaks. I have a spare loom if you want to have it. just pm an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 13:29
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By smudge.g
Have you checked the wiring loom?? Mine was...

Have you checked the wiring loom?? Mine was playing up since i bought the car 2 years ago (despite the sensors seeming to be ok) but i changed the loom and now it works perfectly. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By smudge.g
The problem is that the arches rust from the...

The problem is that the arches rust from the inside out, so putting anything on the outside wont help. i have just finished painting a replacemnt driver's side wing due to the original rusting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By smudge.g
There's a screw on either side holding my bumper,...

There's a screw on either side holding my bumper, once you've removed all the torx screws. I had to remove my bumper recently to fix the reversing sensors but I cant get the screw to tighten (it goes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 21:16
Replies: 44
Views: 2,713
Posted By smudge.g
My daily runner is Wedgewood blue and my donor...

My daily runner is Wedgewood blue and my donor car is platinum gold.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 5th August 2019, 05:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,259
Posted By smudge.g
if you need a replacement, i have a couple at...

if you need a replacement, i have a couple at home, i can send one for just cost of postage. :) (ps both were glove box mounted so not sure if these are all the same)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 04:25
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By smudge.g
ps which car will be going to the Grantown show...

ps which car will be going to the Grantown show next month?? Hopefully see you there again :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 20:37
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By smudge.g
well done Les, but very expected with such an...

well done Les, but very expected with such an incredible looking and superbly cared for car!! :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 14:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,232
Posted By smudge.g
Definately dont rely on hammerite for protection,...

Definately dont rely on hammerite for protection, its not the waterproofer/external paint that it once was, despite appearing quite gloopy. My new subframe/arms were painted over with 2 coats and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 12:45
Replies: 50
Views: 2,701
Posted By smudge.g
Agree with above, i have had AA cover for years...

Agree with above, i have had AA cover for years and only last weekend had my 16yr old tourer recovered due to crankshaft pulley failure. Have never seen an mention of age of car in the booklet and my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 17:15
Replies: 622
Views: 43,220
Posted By smudge.g
Couldn't do anything with my 75 today as its...

Couldn't do anything with my 75 today as its still sitting at the local garage waiting for an assessment of the crankshaft pulley failure over the weekend, bad time of year for garage work!! Miss old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 15:40
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By smudge.g
I have a 2003 CDTi auto Tourer (at 150k) that I...

I have a 2003 CDTi auto Tourer (at 150k) that I use as a daily driver, 90 miles per day about 4 times a week. Have been doing this for 2 years and the only time I have had problems was this weekend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 18:03
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By smudge.g
Many thanks for the heads up, hope this solves...

Many thanks for the heads up, hope this solves the problem, whenever they get round to it! (at least i have AA garage repair cover upto £500 so that should do the trick!!) :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 14:14
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By smudge.g
Possible cranshaft pulley issue?

Hi, my Tourer is almost at 150k and been absolutely brill to now. However, last night, it suddenly started making an awful loud knocking type noise from the pulley end of the engine. No broken belts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2019, 21:21
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By smudge.g
I am scrapping a MK2 tourer that i could try and...

I am scrapping a MK2 tourer that i could try and remove the chrome door trim if required (and if thats what is needed). let me know if interested as these will otherwise go to the scrappy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2019, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By smudge.g
Diesel Engine disassembly precautions

My donor car will be going to the scrappy in the autumn so i wanted to part dis-assemble the engine both as a learning activity as well as providing spares for my daily runner. Is there any chance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 21:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By smudge.g
i have a constant knocking at the rear of my...

i have a constant knocking at the rear of my tourer and i think i have worn bushes too (same part as above) so will look to change them this week. I hope you get it sorted ok and cheaply as these wee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By smudge.g
just rear two raised with concrete blocks infront...

just rear two raised with concrete blocks infront of front wheels.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By smudge.g
When i stripped my subframe and all arms out...

When i stripped my subframe and all arms out earlier this year, it was sitting on axle stands with a fence post across the width of the car for extra support. in all probably about 12-14in of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 16:45
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By smudge.g
I have noticed small amounts of water in the same...

I have noticed small amounts of water in the same area of my tourer, beneath that vent. havent really had time to investigate further!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 16:29
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By smudge.g
PM sent :)

PM sent :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 14:41
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By smudge.g
ps there is a good description of fixing leaking...

ps there is a good description of fixing leaking sunroof drains on this site. i used aquarium pipe joiners (as advised) on mine and it was a perfect fit for the fitted pipes and no leak to date!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 14:39
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By smudge.g
You could try to see if it will move, once...

You could try to see if it will move, once sealant is removed. The roof can be moved manually using an allen key in the bottom of the motor case, once you have removed the switch console.. I have a...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 20th July 2019, 14:08
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By smudge.g
I have a Hi-line front Alpine panel as well as...

I have a Hi-line front Alpine panel as well as the TV and radio units from the boot, all taken from my scrapper Tourer. You could have these for £20 plus postage.
(i havent been able to test any of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2019, 11:59
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By smudge.g
Sounds like a strip down of the lock mechanism is...

Sounds like a strip down of the lock mechanism is needed. I have been lucky with my Tourer, both buttons open their respective locks quickly and have never failed. My scrapper Tourer cargo window...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2019, 10:37
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By smudge.g
I have a spare manual from my scrapper Tourer 75...

I have a spare manual from my scrapper Tourer 75 if you would like it, just pm me your address.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 09:13
Replies: 31
Views: 2,841
Posted By smudge.g
Maybe he was dreaming of one of these:

Maybe he was dreaming of one of these:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 08:08
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By smudge.g
Congrats on the milestone and the pass. What a...

Congrats on the milestone and the pass. What a beautiful looking car, looks pristine! :)

(ps where abouts in E Norfolk? I grew up in Gorleston/Gt Yarmouth!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2019, 12:06
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By smudge.g
No, I was waiting for the impact but somehow he...

No, I was waiting for the impact but somehow he managed to miss me and the trees along the verge!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 21:23
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By smudge.g
Near miss this morning!!

Extremely close call this morning on way home from work. I had stopped on the A96 with a car turning ahead, unfortunately the crazy Land Rover driver behind didnt see us stopped and had to swerve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 21:48
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By smudge.g
and what's a "Rover Double-DIN" ????? Were touch...

and what's a "Rover Double-DIN" ????? Were touch screens even around in 2004!
Forum: Items Wanted 16th July 2019, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By smudge.g
I have one you can have for postage, just let me...

I have one you can have for postage, just let me have your address details. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2019, 09:02
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By smudge.g
Well done on the pass and happy continued...

Well done on the pass and happy continued Rovering! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2019, 08:43
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By smudge.g
Lovely looking car but doesnt say where it is. Oh...

Lovely looking car but doesnt say where it is. Oh to have £600 spare!!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 13:50
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By smudge.g
Cracking job and very nice car!! Did my spares...

Cracking job and very nice car!! Did my spares last week just with 800/1200/2500 wet n dry. It was strangely satisfying particularly with the wet and dry to feel the roughness melt away to a very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 13:28
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By smudge.g
Pencil rubber worked for me when I first took...

Pencil rubber worked for me when I first took ownership of my tourer with its 'broken' electric mirrors!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 12:59
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By smudge.g
Just PM your address when you get time and i will...

Just PM your address when you get time and i will get it in the post for your return!
regards
Gary
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 16:52
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By smudge.g
I normally buy the Avon ZV7s (same size) from...

I normally buy the Avon ZV7s (same size) from Blackcircles.com for about £55-60 each including fitting! Good tyres.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 08:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,883
Posted By smudge.g
The rear wheel arches on my Tourer have started...

The rear wheel arches on my Tourer have started to bubble with some rust already in this area. Once the dam rain stops here, i will strip the paint and treat before it gets too bad! The front offside...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th July 2019, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By smudge.g
I was suffering with the long 5 sec bleep ever...

I was suffering with the long 5 sec bleep ever since I bought my tourer. Changed the loom yesterday or day before for a replacement off my donor car and it all works perfectly now. My original loom...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 12:15
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By smudge.g
It should just connect straight to the BMW multi...

It should just connect straight to the BMW multi plug that is already fitted. My navall 3 was a straight swap for the harmony unit originally fitted with nothing additional needed. :) (just needed to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 15:17
Replies: 11,719
Views: 819,942
Posted By smudge.g
A rare day of glorious sunshine yesterday (rain...

A rare day of glorious sunshine yesterday (rain back today!!) so removed the suspected knackered parking sensor loom and replaced with the one of my donor car. First time since I bought the car 2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 15:42
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By smudge.g
MK1 for me every time, classic looks and it just...

MK1 for me every time, classic looks and it just has something - whereas the MK2 (I have one of both) just seems to be missing something!!!! :) :)
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