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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 20:57
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the confidence boost. Well I'll have a...

Thanks for the confidence boost. Well I'll have a fair amount of time free to tackle it while it's off the road. As I say, the noise happens sometimes, but not every cold start, I did think to myself...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 18:05
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Unfortunately going to the extent of replacing...

Unfortunately going to the extent of replacing pistons etc to cure piston slap (if it does prove to be the case) won't be viable for me really.

Fingers crossed it's the crankshaft pulley or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 16:42
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the video Cliff. It does sound very...

Thanks for the video Cliff.
It does sound very similar indeed. Could I ask, did you notice if it was less obvious during the summer months and became a lot more obvious during the colder winter...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 09:40
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Piston slap, is it a sign of impending doom on...

Piston slap, is it a sign of impending doom on the kv6 or nothing to worry about ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 09:32
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,218
Posted By biffa75
Hi arctic, He's good at what he does, he...

Hi arctic,

He's good at what he does, he makes the panels by hand from a flat sheet of cold rolled mild steel (if memory serves). He makes repairs panels from the correct gauge steel to match the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 08:46
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Hi Simon, The rattle noise was present when...

Hi Simon,

The rattle noise was present when we bought the car, also suspecting the aux belt to be at fault. The aux belt was removed and the engine was started.. rattle gone (however it's worth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 06:34
Replies: 35
Views: 2,029
Posted By biffa75
My own views on E10.. My wife has been...

My own views on E10..

My wife has been using this in her car and we have quickly noticed.. it isn't quite as willing to set off quickly as it once was (mainly busy roundabouts etc).
It also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 05:42
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By biffa75
Another kv6 cambelt thread

Been away a little while, taken our 75 off the road for the time being. The rear sill sections have recently been repaired and is now all good once again thanks to my brother.

Having looked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 05:36
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,218
Posted By biffa75
Rear sill sections welded. Recently our 75...

Rear sill sections welded.

Recently our 75 had the rear sill sections repaired. My brother offered to make the rear sill sections (just like the ones available on eBay) and cut out the bad...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 17th August 2021, 13:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By biffa75
Thank you for information reebs! This has...

Thank you for information reebs!
This has explained that while i have the TMC letters in black at the bottom of the screen and all the possible delay or warnings are highlighted green, despite...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 17th August 2021, 09:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By biffa75
Hi Steve, That's a good idea, I have...

Hi Steve,

That's a good idea, I have something similar for the rave info. Virtual discs arranged for quick access.

I'll do this for the 2010 disc, I do find it odd that the drive in the boot...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 16th August 2021, 21:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the info Steve after a bit more...

Thanks for the info Steve after a bit more searching I found that their were further firmware updates up to around 22. But, from what I've found, original rover designated drives are locked and if...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 15th August 2021, 15:27
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By biffa75
It's been a while but while I had a bit of free...

It's been a while but while I had a bit of free time I thought I'd have a faff with my original MK3 GPS CD drive that I thought was damaged..

Anyway, I've now found that one of the CDs you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2021, 22:35
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By biffa75
Not sure that could be the issue, the seats were...

Not sure that could be the issue, the seats were working well in winter and nobody has fiddled with anything to do with the seat etc. It's certainly an odd once
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 18:58
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By biffa75
Well... After a bit of a discussion that appeared...

Well... After a bit of a discussion that appeared to become a little heated on Facebook over what is fact and not fact as to whether our cars can use E10, appears much is all hear say with nothing of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By biffa75
E10 and insurance Vs government info?

A thought has just occured to me...

I know this E10 petrol question has been bouncing around the forums for sometime now. Many say that our cars should be fine. However.. just say there was an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2021, 19:46
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By biffa75
Heated seat base gets hot?

Bit of an odd issue.. not sure if I'm imagining things but the last few times I've been out the 75, without touching the heated seat button. A few minutes of driving and the heated seat base on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 22:59
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By biffa75
Who made the announcement about mg rover?

Hi folks..

Having watched a few news clips from the time of mg rover going into administration. One thing I've come across is the claim "mg rover going into administration but its parent company...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 22:36
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By biffa75
Me and the wife and young one will be going. If...

Me and the wife and young one will be going. If anything to meet other classic car folk and have a cheap few hours out.
Wife will be in her sportka and I'll be in the 75
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 17:43
Replies: 37
Views: 3,183
Posted By biffa75
If only the car was closer I would seriously...

If only the car was closer I would seriously consider it.
For the age it certainly looks okay.

Would be really interested to know the difference between pre production and launch cars.

Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 09:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By biffa75
Lightbulb If it is the original thermostat (depending on...

If it is the original thermostat (depending on how bad the leak is) if you can take it for a drive using the onboard diagnostics to show the coolant temp as you drive. If It does run at the constant...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2021, 09:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By biffa75
If the thermostat is the cause of the coolant...

If the thermostat is the cause of the coolant leak I would have happily done it for you had you been closer.
Don't see many in primrose yellow
Cars can deteriorate when Parked up but starting and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 15:18
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Talking "kaiser- That indicates a thermostat that does...

"kaiser- That indicates a thermostat that does not open correctly and this is could be the equilibrium temperature once hot. IOW little or no thermostat regulation"

And this is the issue myself...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2021, 23:41
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
My last post will be on this thread I think.. ...

My last post will be on this thread I think..

The point I was making here alongside trying to help others despite the thoughts and beliefs of others is..

If parts sellers are advertising a...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 23rd July 2021, 00:00
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By biffa75
Sorry I wasn't able to make it folks, little one...

Sorry I wasn't able to make it folks, little one hasn't been too well.

Next time hopefully :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 13:06
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Hi Kaiser Thanks for your reply, if this is...

Hi Kaiser

Thanks for your reply, if this is the stance on current kv6 thermostats (that they may run a little cooler) for whatever reason could this information not be made a sticky or something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 09:38
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for your reply kaiser :D With it...

Thanks for your reply kaiser :D

With it fluctuating, I would have thought it would hit the operating temp of around 88c and at least stay there at the very least or go a few degrees above, not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 21:43
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Thanks shuriken, my previous thermostat sat at...

Thanks shuriken, my previous thermostat sat at 82c regardless unless stuck.in traffic.

The new one sits higher but it fluctuates.from.84-96c. I'm just going to ignore it and keep and eye on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 19:03
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
No problem, If it does turn out to be a...

No problem,

If it does turn out to be a faulty thermostat again... I'm sorry to say but my time mg rover will be coming to an end. With issues over rear arms, duff thermostats despite best...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 17:52
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Back to the subject of thermostats.. ...

Back to the subject of thermostats..

Finally got the car back up and running, bled the cooling system and then allowed it to cool and checked the level (was still over the max mark inside the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 08:53
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the info Simon. I couldn't say if I...

Thanks for the info Simon. I couldn't say if I had been a tad rough when removing the original unit, what I do remember is it being -5c I suspect it was the original 18 year old thermostat and with...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 21st July 2021, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By biffa75
Hi I'm hoping to go tomorrow but need to put my...

Hi I'm hoping to go tomorrow but need to put my 75 back together so it's 50/50. If so I'll see you there :}

Rob
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2021, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By biffa75
Not sure if it's possible? Are both plenum...

Not sure if it's possible? Are both plenum chambers draining water away correctly?
Possibly door seals?
Have you had a replacement screen fitted recently? Just offering possible places too try.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 02:30
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Best of luck :) I went to change my o ring on my...

Best of luck :) I went to change my o ring on my original stat.. unfortunately the base of the stat broke where.it goes into the block.. so had no choice.

Im doing what I can to hopefully get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 20:51
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
If there stock runs out, I'm sure they could...

If there stock runs out, I'm sure they could order a batch or however many from x-part. X-part approach manufacturers with all the technical information and then carry quality control over the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 20:45
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Question If the thermostat I have fitted (supplied) by...

If the thermostat I have fitted (supplied) by summit garage works correctly and opens at 88c, then they are to my knowledge and personal experience at that point a source of good kv6 thermostats. (...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 19:01
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Question I'm hoping to finish putting my 75 back together...

I'm hoping to finish putting my 75 back together tomorrow with the new thermostat supplied my summit garage.

Although it doesn't have the four lugs, if it opens at the correct temperature, would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2021, 10:11
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Simon, great write up and you are 100% correct on...

Simon, great write up and you are 100% correct on the serrated clips providing rigidity to the assembly
Many thanks for this tip that you gave me some months ago!

In regards to the thermostat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 14:09
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
If you search for the forum member called Kaiser...

If you search for the forum member called Kaiser I believe he developed these thermostats and would be the best person to advise.

Best of luck and welcome to the forum :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 23:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By biffa75
Quick report back. So, testing first:...

Quick report back.

So, testing first: without opening the thermostat this did prove difficult but measuring out 130ml of hot water with the temperature maintain at 83 to 83.4c showed the springs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 12:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By biffa75
Not to worry folks, I have had a different idea....

Not to worry folks, I have had a different idea. Instead of using a pan I'll block three of the four ports off, leaving the port with the sprung section of the thermostat visible. I will then be...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 17th July 2021, 07:21
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By biffa75
Bump!

Thought I'd give this a bump for anyone that might be interested. Would be great to have a few 75s attending :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 00:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By biffa75
I have been in contact with x-part myself who...

I have been in contact with x-part myself who after being informed of other members of the club being affected by more than one parts supplier selling thermostats that appear to all be operating at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By biffa75
What got me Asking this was the fact that John...

What got me Asking this was the fact that John towers was often pictured with a 75 of some description. The 75 he was pictured with a champagne glass in his hand, appears to have been scrapped in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By biffa75
As shown in the picture, sorry I don't have a...

As shown in the picture, sorry I don't have a better picture at present.

https://images.app.goo.gl/8hKvmTnQ4AR6EDM47
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By biffa75
They did make some rather heavy duty rubber mats...

They did make some rather heavy duty rubber mats with the rover badge on them as I have them in my 75. They do have circles on them nearest to the seat but I can't remember if they are supposed to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 09:26
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By biffa75
As you may recall I myself had issues with the...

As you may recall I myself had issues with the thermostat I received from dmgrs. This appears to have happened to other members of this club too. After reading the issues shuriken has experienced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 08:53
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By biffa75
Hi Simon hope you are well, Since the...

Hi Simon hope you are well,

Since the matrix flush, the following day I set about flushing the oil cooler and the pipe work under the radiator. Upon re-bleeding the system
. Heat appeared even...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 07:45
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By biffa75
Cars of the phoenix four?

Having seen a thread the other that stated that the posters car may have been registered to John towers, this got me thinking..

There's a few pictures and old documentaries that show the 75s that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2021, 13:41
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Exclamation Another update!

Another update.

Has been confirmed. Thermostat opening is 88c. +/- 2c meaning it can open from 86c or open at 90c.

The information posted in my last reply in regards to the rave...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 23:04
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Not a problem Also to answer one of my...

Not a problem

Also to answer one of my earlier points.

I've just come across this in the rave manual.

https://i.postimg.cc/t770yDsg/Screenshot-20210713-232455.png...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 22:47
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Unfortunately I didn't have time to ring summit...

Unfortunately I didn't have time to ring summit today. I will be phoning them tomorrow.. them and x-part.

If you see my thread you will see I have been making a start of my cooling related issues...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 22:37
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By biffa75
An update

So.. today I decided to delve into the 75s coolant related issues.

Removed the upper inlet manifold and had a good look around. No leaks found no other issues apparent.


Dropped the matrix...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 21:30
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Okay no problem. If you think they didn't...

Okay no problem.

If you think they didn't have the little supporting legs, this may indicate that the original design is also prone to being fitted with the wrong thermostats inside. So an...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th July 2021, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By biffa75
Hi Stocktake Thanks for the reply. I'm glad...

Hi Stocktake

Thanks for the reply. I'm glad I appear to be going in the right direction as I've never had a car with TV functionality before so I'm finding a little hard to get my head around.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 18:16
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Shuriken - The one you bought from e car...

Shuriken -

The one you bought from e car parts - did this have the little supporting lugs on the housing?

Thanks
Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 17:06
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Hi shuriken. Thanks for highlighting this. I was...

Hi shuriken. Thanks for highlighting this. I was intending to buy my next thermostat from e car parts, if your reporting that these are also selling thermostats that operate at the incorrect...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th July 2021, 07:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By biffa75
Keeping hi-line system - upgrading to digital cheaply?

Hi all,

I've given it quite a bit of thought and in the end, I'd like to keep the original alpine 4:3 head unit.

I still have the original analogue TV tuner in the spare wheel well.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 02:52
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By biffa75
Hi shuriken, I have made threads in the...

Hi shuriken,

I have made threads in the past about this issue with the thermostat and running temperature.
The thermostat I currently have fitted also came from dmgrs. Not sure if it is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2021, 22:22
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By biffa75
Continued kv6 coolant issues..

Hi all,

Back in October/November I replaced the thermostat on our 75 due to the previous thermostat o rings being flattened. The thermostat broke apart upon removal. ( It was the original 18 year...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2021, 08:41
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By biffa75
Thank you Andy, I wasn't going to post it...

Thank you Andy,

I wasn't going to post it on to YouTube as I wanted to keep practicing but then watched it last night and chose to upload it instead.

The soundtrack is certainly fitting
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2021, 01:42
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By biffa75
A short MG Rover group and 75 visit to Longbridge tribute

Hi all,

I recently created a video as a tribute to the mg rover group. Not something I would usually do (first time creating a video). but due to connections with the rover brand name and my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2021, 11:07
Replies: 48
Views: 4,229
Posted By biffa75
This is indeed worrying for people like me and my...

This is indeed worrying for people like me and my wife where our daily cars are all over 15 years old so obtaining parts is a must.. no parts, no getting to work...

On a funny note a thought had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 16:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By biffa75
I'm glad that my earlier post was taken this way...

I'm glad that my earlier post was taken this way 🙂.

Thanks for clearing this up Simon, much appreciated.

I guess if mgr was making changes to the cars and deleting items (project drive). I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 14:39
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By biffa75
Hi TC Yeah both set to LO for both sides,...

Hi TC

Yeah both set to LO for both sides, increasing the passenger temp raises the output temp from the vents, setting back to low again, lowers the temp but not to the same temperature as the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 13:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By biffa75
I think the reference to "Indian arms" is the...

I think the reference to "Indian arms" is the rear upper suspension arms. Those rear upper suspension arms made in India were of poor quality and were tested by a member on here I believe how found...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 13:12
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the replies folks, shame to hear that...

Thanks for the replies folks, shame to hear that some of you have also had issues.

Simon (sd1too). I have ordered parts lately that were advertised as genuine mg rover parts, paid a higher price...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 12:05
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By biffa75
75 Aircon issue?

Hi all

I've just noticed our 75 has nice cold Aircon on the driver's side vents but the passenger side isn't quite as cold. Checked the FC codes and get 00.

Any ideas?

Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2021, 23:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By biffa75
A question of parts..

Hi all,

Firstly I would like to say before I go any further, this thread isn't meant to cause any ill feeling of any kind towards anyone as mainly based on my findings and feelings.

I've had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2021, 06:37
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By biffa75
Exclamation Thank you for the suggestions. I'll try each one...

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll try each one and report back.

Sorry for the delay in replying, following having our house completely rewired and plastered and trying to decorate around night...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 06:49
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By biffa75
Driver's door area wind noise?

Hi all,

Since taking ownership.of our 75 I've noticed a wind noise that appears to become evident at around 40mph and remain constant from that speed and above.

Seems to come from around the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 07:06
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By biffa75
Congrats on the pass 🥳 here's to another year...

Congrats on the pass 🥳 here's to another year happy rovering
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 06:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By biffa75
Double post

Double post
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 05:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By biffa75
Lightbulb Here's my thoughts In the 70s during...

Here's my thoughts

In the 70s during Michael Edwardes time at bl he was able to overcome some of the major strike issues brought about by red robbo (some 512 strikes) were believed to have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2021, 07:56
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
The one shuriken has fitted may already have the...

The one shuriken has fitted may already have the legs as did mine which have both come from dmgrs. They do make it more stable as the legs sit on the block. I compared the two as my original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 01:19
Replies: 162
Views: 7,373
Posted By biffa75
Hi shuriken, I also fitted a new thermostat...

Hi shuriken,

I also fitted a new thermostat in November last year (also from dmgrs).
I also found my thermostat to be operating around 80-82c when driving and in stop start traffic to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
Posted By biffa75
Should mg rover have been saved?

As the title suggests really..

Should mg rover have been saved?
I feel this question is even more prominent now with the whole Brexit thing.

Makes me question the motives of the government...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 18:08
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By biffa75
Mot pass today for LL53KYN

Hi all,

Just a quick post to say our V6 Connie passed her mot with just a couple of niggly advisories for front indicator bulbs being slightly off colour.

Tester commented on how great it was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 06:31
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By biffa75
F.t.a Reebs

Hi all,

I aren't sure if reebs is busy perhaps or if his inbox is maybe full or something. I sent a pm in regards to the build info In the hope that reebs could hopefully help me out.

Thanks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2021, 02:19
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By biffa75
Well... That sorted it that :D Holding the...

Well... That sorted it that :D

Holding the button down it did adjust amazingly on its own and it now sits more flush at the rear of the glass and when shutting one of the doors it doesn't jump at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2021, 15:57
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By biffa75
Sunroof issue?

Hi all, hope your keeping well :}

Since we bought our 75 the sunroof has had an issue with the sunroof shade (the clips I believe are at fault and quite common among 75s and zt's and bmw's.
...
Forum: Was it you? 20th April 2021, 15:14
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By biffa75
Met green 75 south elmsall Tuesday(20/4/21)

Had a fellow 75 driver coming the opposite way on a 50mph road between south elmsall and the A1. The driver flashed and waved but my reactions were too slow to respond as I was slightly in shock at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By biffa75
I've seen a few of these storage boxes in the...

I've seen a few of these storage boxes in the long ridge factory featured in docume tardies and such on YouTube and thought it would a great way of keeping the boot tidy (foot pump, few basic tools...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2021, 12:51
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By biffa75
It maybe a little while before the pulley is...

It maybe a little while before the pulley is changed due to an impending house move. However I will update this post when im able to change the pulley

Thanks again :)

Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 11:38
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By biffa75
Mg rover memorabilia?

Hi all, me again :}

Along with my other thread regarding the pvc wing protectors, I though I'd make this thread for all things related to mg/ rover and mg rover group. Things like the protectors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 01:36
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By biffa75
It does sound pretty much exactly the same as the...

It does sound pretty much exactly the same as the video, worse when started from cold and quickly go away, no rattle with the aux belt removed so.. yeah your right I'd say it's the crank pulley too....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 23:22
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated. I will...

Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated. I will try dropping some water on the crank pulley and then starting up.

Having done a quick YouTube search, wish I had searched YouTube earlier!

It...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By biffa75
V6 engine rattle, strange?

Hi folks,

Since we bought our 75 theres been a strange metallic rattle From around the aux belt area (confirmed by removing the aux belt). New tensioner and idler pulleys fitted along with new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 22:12
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the replies and pictures, thanks also...

Thanks for the replies and pictures, thanks also for making the effort to post pictures as I also have issues uploading pictures.

I wonder, would it be possible to have these wing covers remade a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 12:41
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By biffa75
Mg or rover presents ?

Does anyone else receive mg or rover related presents at birthday or Christmas?

My wife bought me Some koolart rover 75 t shirts at Christmas and then yesterday gave me another rover related shirt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 11:22
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By biffa75
Simon, if and when you can, would you mind...

Simon, if and when you can, would you mind posting some pictures?

Don't suppose you have any other similar obscure items such as the plastic seat protectors or the paper floor mats that dealers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 15:43
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By biffa75
Rover 75 pvc wing protectors?

Just come across something on a rave cd, I've been given for my birthday. Towards the end of 2001 it appears mg rover was selling off rover group products at special prices with a list of products...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 11:25
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By biffa75
V6 saloon auto rear springs?

Hi folks,

I have a broken rear coil spring.

Checked the sticker under the rear seat and the rear springs are "RC" which should mean the springs have a red paint dab on them.

I've found...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 22:08
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the responses, I'll try and find the...

Thanks for the responses, I'll try and find the posts just out of interest.

Trikey, so I'm okay to just lower the tank on to the exhaust without having to undo any other pipework or wiring? Seems...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By biffa75
Lower fuel tank v6

Hi folks,

The mot is due in the next few weeks on our 75, having got underneath and changed the exhaust for a nice quiet system and checking for any mot type issues knowing the pipes were an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2021, 11:00
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By biffa75
Hi Stocktake, This is very generous, if you...

Hi Stocktake,

This is very generous, if you wouldn't mind posting a photo that would be great! :bowdown:

Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2021, 07:50
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the replies, these are much...

Thanks for the replies, these are much appreciated.

I need centre too as one of my centre boxes is begining to rot and will need changing.

I've tried car parts 4 less however they don't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 17:46
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By biffa75
V6 exhausts?

Hi folks,

I know this has been posted before however some of the posts were quite old and things may have changed a little.

Our 75 has had a back box fitted at some point and although it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 11:58
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By biffa75
Dealership stickers

Hi folks,

Our seventy five still has its orignal dealership plates (mg rover Greaves). Not sure if this dealer fitted dealer stickers, does anybody have one or a picture of one?

Thanks
Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 21:29
Replies: 104
Views: 7,659
Posted By biffa75
Some nices cars have been posted. Here's some of...

Some nices cars have been posted. Here's some of our current V6

https://i.postimg.cc/WF4rHw5c/IMG20210204123938.jpg (https://postimg.cc/WF4rHw5c)
...
Forum: Was it you? 4th February 2021, 18:34
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By biffa75
Blue 75 garforth today 4/2/21

Spotted a Y plate dark met blue 75 at home bargains in garforth today.. decided to park our 75 next to it and take a quick snap (if the owner is here, hope you didn't mind).

Both parked side by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 22:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By biffa75
Unfortunately I aren't able to change the...

Unfortunately I aren't able to change the thermostat (again) just yet due to work and needing the car on the road etc. It's still around 81/82c. I understand that if the engine was running at its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 06:10
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By biffa75
Congrats on the MOT pass and the emissions for...

Congrats on the MOT pass and the emissions for the mileage are brilliant!

Here's to many more miles rovering :D

Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 01:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By biffa75
Smile Maybe "thirsty" was a little unfair to the 'ol...

Maybe "thirsty" was a little unfair to the 'ol girl but driving like a saint I was hoping it would be a little better than 21mpg I suppose but it's not too much of a problem only working a short...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 21:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the replies, Sd1too, I've worked...

Thanks for the replies,

Sd1too, I've worked out my first fill up after it being off the road a few weeks.

First fill up on 8th Jan (fuel gauge fully into the circle with 6 miles range...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 15:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By biffa75
V6 miles from a full tank?

Hi folks,

I've done a search before posting this question. Thought I'd post it anyway as many of the previous posts are quite old.

In currently using the V6 for daily driving. I work 7 miles...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 16:44
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for all the valuable information. I'm glad...

Thanks for all the valuable information. I'm glad the car learns the throttle position itself. One less thing to worry about hopefully.

I have no slack in the throttle cable at the throttle body...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By biffa75
I removed the upper inlet manifold when doing the...

I removed the upper inlet manifold when doing the thermostat. I fitted new o rings supplied by dmgrs.

I've tried the throttle reset procedure and it doesn't appear to have worked.

The hose...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 19:49
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By biffa75
75 V6 fluctuating idle when warm

Hi folks,

Having an intermittent issue with our V6. Once the engine is warm, coming to a junction etc when the engine is at idle the revs can vary from around 850rpm to 300 or there abouts,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2021, 23:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
thanks for your help simon it's as always...

thanks for your help simon it's as always appreciated.

So with that.. that means that the thermostat is faulty then really?
Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2021, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Done the test, Could start feeling the...

Done the test,

Could start feeling the underside of the hose (wrapping fingers round the hose) could feel a small amount of water getting hot at around 82c. By 85/86c it was fully hot and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 16:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Not had chance to do your test yet Simon with top...

Not had chance to do your test yet Simon with top hose, had to use the car again today and after a lengthy drive and coming to a stop.. raising the revs from idle to circa 1500rpm the gurgle behind...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 12:43
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By biffa75
If you can, try a multicar policy someone like...

If you can, try a multicar policy someone like diamond multi car is good from my findings. You could also ask if it's possible to mirror the NCB from the policy with the NCB attached. Or at the very...
Forum: Was it you? 10th January 2021, 12:40
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By biffa75
Can't see a picture or anything but if it's...

Can't see a picture or anything but if it's silver (facelift if memory serves correctly) it could be someone I know called Ian who runs ask kippax store.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 10:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By biffa75
I've recently joined them. Never had break down...

I've recently joined them. Never had break down cover in 10 years of driving but with me and the wife now driving and our cars being over 15 years old it's probably wise..

Anywho, we do have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 09:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Talking Thanks for the reply Simon, I had to use...

Thanks for the reply Simon,

I had to use the car for work last night so was parked up overnight, checked the coolant level this morning and it had dropped a small amount so topped up to the max...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 19:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the information, it's much...

Thanks for the information, it's much appreciated. I'm now havin to use the car for work so will keep an eye on the level an do as directed.

The engine running temp is around 83/84c. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 17:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Dmgrs is the place I bought the coolant cap from....

Dmgrs is the place I bought the coolant cap from. Fitted my old one and you can notice a difference when fitting the cap. (New one seems to screw in a lot further and takes more effort) possibly down...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 14:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Yeah having now read your comment it doesn't seem...

Yeah having now read your comment it doesn't seem right. Only issue is.. it's a brand new cap. Reckon it's worth fitting the old cap?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 14:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Update: Made another attempt to bleed the...

Update:
Made another attempt to bleed the coolant system today. Went round and had a good look, definitely no leaks anywhere.

So raised the front of the car up enough to make the expansion tank...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 20:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Okay so that could also explain low mpg despite...

Okay so that could also explain low mpg despite really steady driving (around 26mpg). As effectively it could still be on choke?.

If the coolant system needs another bleed attempt, would you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 18:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
Not a problem Simon, but I may need to pick your...

Not a problem Simon, but I may need to pick your brains in the future 😅.

I wasn't overly concerned as I know there's coolant in there. I'll keep an eye on levels and temps. What would normal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 17:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By biffa75
It's back on the road

Hi folks,

Just a quick thanks to sd1too (Simon) and arctic and to others who have helped me with advice and parts and pictures I've the past few weeks while trying to fix our 75 V6.

Today we...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2021, 19:25
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By biffa75
At a bit of a loss.at.what to do next really....

At a bit of a loss.at.what to do next really. Getting a tad fed up if I'm honest. I'm debating whether to throw the front end up on ramps so the expansion tank is the highest point and try bleeding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2021, 16:32
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By biffa75
Just a quick update, just tried to bleed the...

Just a quick update, just tried to bleed the system again. Coolant flowed from the bleed screw, tank refitted etc, started it up and it took a few minutes of holding the revs at near 2k rpm before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 12:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By biffa75
Exclamation After initially bleeding the system the level was...

After initially bleeding the system the level was just a whisker above the "step" inside the tank marked "max". It was fine afterwards. It appeared okay until I checked the coolant level a few days...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 10:15
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By biffa75
Oh fair enough in that case and yes the level...

Oh fair enough in that case and yes the level began to rise pretty much as soon as the engine was started, the level rise and began to flow out of the expansion tank. It did drop a little over the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 17:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By biffa75
Could I ask a question about autoaid As I...

Could I ask a question about autoaid
As I said, I was thinking of joining, the website states that legal spouse etc would also be covered free. Having never had breakdown cover in 10 years of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 16:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for posting this, I was thinking of...

Thanks for posting this, I was thinking of joining just the other day.

It does state "where otherwise stated" or.. words to that effect, so if it states on your policy your vehicle registration...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2021, 16:37
Replies: 28
Views: 3,030
Posted By biffa75
Hi Simon, Im having issue bleeding coolant...

Hi Simon,

Im having issue bleeding coolant system after the thermostat change.

In your point above where it mentions keeping the coolant tank cap off and topping up as required to keep the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2020, 03:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
That's great trikey! Exactly the pic I needed...

That's great trikey! Exactly the pic I needed too.

I'll send you a pm.

Thanks
Rob
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2020, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for clearing this up TC now on to finding...

Thanks for clearing this up TC now on to finding a solution be it a rail from a breaker and taking the spacers from that or just using the rail.

Thanks
Rob
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2020, 22:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,314
Posted By biffa75
So glad I found this thread! Many thanks for the...

So glad I found this thread! Many thanks for the pictures that have been posted.

The metal fuel feed pipe that clips into the injection rail. When I removed my fuel feed pipe... The seals and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2020, 18:20
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By biffa75
Anyone breaking a V6 75?

Hi folks,

Anyone breaking a V6 75?

In need of these spacers for the fuel supply pipe to the fuel injection rail

Thanks in advance
Rob
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2020, 18:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
I've now posted a wanted ad for the spacers in...

I've now posted a wanted ad for the spacers in question. Been getting confused, having been told that the seals and spacers should remain inside the injection rail.and shouldnt come away on the end...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th December 2020, 17:59
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By biffa75
Kv6 fuel feed pipe spacers

Hi all,

I'm in need of both of the black plastic spacers that go on the end of the fuel feed pipe to injection rail.

I've attached of photo of the fuel feed pipe and the spacers in question. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the in depth reply TC! Hugely...

Thanks for the in depth reply TC! Hugely appreciated. Now I know that I do have one missing I'll get one found.
You are right above the spacer that I do have, having a wider collar that fits...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 17:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
Hi TC Was trying to find the thread whilst...

Hi TC
Was trying to find the thread whilst working on the car and couldn't find it.

I do have one plastic spacer, but unsure whether there is supposed to be two spacers. If so. I'll begin the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 12:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
Thanks for the info, I aren't sure as ours...

Thanks for the info,

I aren't sure as ours is a 75.

I've attached a photo that shows where the feed pipe is connected.

Thanks
Rob
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2020, 21:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By biffa75
Kv6 fuel feed pipe to injection rail ?

Hi folks,

Still awaiting parts to turn up, thankfully the seals for the fuel feed pipe arrived.
The pipe in question is a metal pipe that clicks into the end of the fuel feed pipe that is held...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 22:20
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
So to answer my own question, but also just in...

So to answer my own question, but also just in case anyone else has this question in the future..

This is how the speeals should be assembled on the fuel feed pipe

Metal pipe - black spacer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 17:01
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
If I remember correctly, there was three o rings...

If I remember correctly, there was three o rings then the black collar spacer thing?

I'm going to see if I can find some pictures and I'll post them here

Thanks
Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 13:57
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
Question Thanks for the info and links, this is much...

Thanks for the info and links, this is much appreciated. I'll also have a look at Rimmer bros link.
I'm now at the stage of nearly being ready start back up but waiting on the seals and two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
Question Thanks Simon, Not to worry. If I'm honest I...

Thanks Simon,

Not to worry. If I'm honest I followed a few online guides which all showed the fuel feed pipe being disconnected at this point where the feed pipe meets the fuel rail.

When the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 00:05
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
Question Hi Simon, Sorry, been working a lot hours...

Hi Simon,

Sorry, been working a lot hours and my typings a little off.

The seals in question, are found in the end of the fuel rail, that connect to the feed pipe. The feed pipe clicks in to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2020, 20:20
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By biffa75
V6 fuel feed pipe to rail seals?

Hi folks,

I'm having to replace these seals that go from the feed pipe to the injector rail on our V6. The seals had become brittle and crumbled on refitting.

I've now ordered some seals from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2020, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By biffa75
Shame, was hoping to get some pics of where our...

Shame, was hoping to get some pics of where our 75 was sold from... I'm all for change but.. in the last 15-20 years so many things have changed or been demolished.
Forum: Was it you? 9th December 2020, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By biffa75
Well fair play to you! That thing looks very...

Well fair play to you! That thing looks very tidy!
Haha not far away then, I'm in Airedale not far from the green.
Yeah I had the wife changing the aux belt tensioner a few days ago while I set a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2020, 03:51
Replies: 36
Views: 3,571
Posted By biffa75
Lightbulb My first rover ownership was quite by accident. ...

My first rover ownership was quite by accident.

But of history tho, I remember my dad's first rover. An S plate 820 si three years old, in British racing green with green carpet and cream velour...
Forum: Was it you? 8th December 2020, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By biffa75
Do you have a red Austin metro by any chance? I...

Do you have a red Austin metro by any chance? I may have seen you a while ago.

My 75 is currently off the road while I do a few jobs. I'll give you a wave if I see you about. I've attached a...
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