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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2021, 21:12
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By AndrewJames
I can't offer a definitive answer but... A...

I can't offer a definitive answer but...

A lot of people speak highly of Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 which is a rust converter. It's best to remove the surface rust and flakey parts first ie with wire...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2021, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By AndrewJames
If I'm reading the post correctly, they're saying...

If I'm reading the post correctly, they're saying the parts will cost £390 which seems mad. And how many parts are they talking about replacing? Just the shocks and drop links? The labour cost seems...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 14:13
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By AndrewJames
I don't want to jinx it but my 75 has been good...

I don't want to jinx it but my 75 has been good to me for a little while now other than the fuel pump problem I had. If a rear spring is the next thing to go, I'll go into it grunting with confidence...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks. Useful guide for when the time comes....

Thanks. Useful guide for when the time comes. Should be even easier for me as I don't have droplinks/an ARB at the rear.

Is there any knack to the positioning of the top rubber mount or is it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 17:44
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By AndrewJames
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rover-75-mg-zt-in...

https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/rover-75-mg-zt-inner-tie-rods-steering-rack

The steering one would refer to the above I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 00:16
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By AndrewJames
I bought from this seller as at the time I...

I bought from this seller as at the time I couldn't see what I needed elsewhere. Before buying I got in touch as I only needed half of the listing (the rest I would bin or thought they could maybe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2021, 12:58
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By AndrewJames
I've been doing 125nm.

I've been doing 125nm.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 23:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By AndrewJames
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd say that's...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd say that's your trailing arm and I'd guess red stuff may be red oxide primer/undercoat followed by the black stuff being whatever underseal they have used.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2021, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Newhavenhibby. I knew from your username alone...

Hi Newhavenhibby. I knew from your username alone that your location was going to be Edinburgh! I would think its worth noting/keeping in mind that the roads here are genuinely terrible. I know a lot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2021, 18:42
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By AndrewJames
Exactly! :clap:

Exactly! :clap:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2021, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By AndrewJames
My friend, who works in an exhaust shop, swears...

My friend, who works in an exhaust shop, swears by milk bottle caps. The plastic ones. Not sure if he'd do that to a customers car or not but there you go.

Also saw a video on YouTube where...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2021, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By AndrewJames
You beat me to it :D. Damn my rambling!

You beat me to it :D. Damn my rambling!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2021, 22:07
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By AndrewJames
Good news that you can still open it from the...

Good news that you can still open it from the inside as this means you have better access to take the door card off which is what I think you will have to do. With the door card off you'll be able to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By AndrewJames
Look after the car and it'll look after you......

Look after the car and it'll look after you... Most of the time. A great feeling of satisfaction for sure.

On a sunny day, even better. Hit the road with your new licence to enjoy and stick on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 12:15
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By AndrewJames
Another year's Rovering

Hi all,

Over the moon this morning to pass the MOT (my first 75 MOT since acquiring the car back in September). Just three little advisories that won't take much to fix.

As ridiculous as it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2021, 20:59
Replies: 41
Views: 5,508
Posted By AndrewJames
It's true bigger is usually better which is why I...

It's true bigger is usually better which is why I have been cultivating so much mass since lockdowns first started. Strangely it all seems to grow around the stomach area in the form of a large soft...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2021, 00:54
Replies: 41
Views: 5,508
Posted By AndrewJames
I think I'll invest in a bigger hammer (than my...

I think I'll invest in a bigger hammer (than my biggest one at only 1kg) then when the time comes. Thanks :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2021, 22:23
Replies: 41
Views: 5,508
Posted By AndrewJames
I'm curious are people using this lump hammer...

I'm curious are people using this lump hammer technique with the car on axle stands rather than a lift/over a pit? I was just thinking you must have to get the car to some height to get a decent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2021, 15:18
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Rear light seals, boot seal, chrome strips on the...

Rear light seals, boot seal, chrome strips on the side of the car, rear boot vents (one either side behind carpet and/or bumper), rear screen trim...some welds around the boot too I believe.

I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th July 2021, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By AndrewJames
I actually bought one of these yesterday and I'm...

I actually bought one of these yesterday and I'm wearing it right now. I also put an almost identical post on a different 75 page. Great minds think alike or so they say.

I'm thinking of buying a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 16:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
Maybe get in touch with Mat/Scott @dmgrs, they're...

Maybe get in touch with Mat/Scott @dmgrs, they're sound guys and keen to resolve any issues :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 21:46
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
Haha spring compressors can be a frustrating...

Haha spring compressors can be a frustrating exercise! Bet you were glad to get that first one done. Well done and enjoy the Pepsi! The other side is now bound to be easier... Maybe :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 18:39
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
How have you got on?

How have you got on?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2021, 21:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By AndrewJames
I can't think of a reason why undoing it from the...

I can't think of a reason why undoing it from the boot/top wouldn't work... Interested to hear if anyone says otherwise.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2021, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By AndrewJames
Very nice. Are these rubber mounts still...

Very nice. Are these rubber mounts still available? I was doing my rear brakes the other day and while my head was in the area I noticed one of these rubber pieces was rather goosed. I had a brief...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2021, 12:48
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
Haha, just take your time and be careful! ;) If...

Haha, just take your time and be careful! ;) If you're unsure of something take a break to reflect or ask someone for help.

Hope that doesn't sound preachy. It's just the advice I would give...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2021, 12:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
https://imgur.com/a/01ugUiy I had taken a...

https://imgur.com/a/01ugUiy

I had taken a picture of it for some reason. Hope the link works :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2021, 11:55
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi, Are we talking about the bump stop...

Hi,

Are we talking about the bump stop washers? I've only ever worked on one 75 but mine were made of metal, not plastic. Very brown metal lol but they cleaned up okay and were perfectly fine.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2021, 21:56
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Replaced rear brake calipers, discs, pads, shoes...

Replaced rear brake calipers, discs, pads, shoes and hoses with the help of a friend. Both our brains baked in the afternoon sun but very pleased when all done. As for the backplates, they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2021, 00:31
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Arctic, yes I have two spare pierburgs now so...

Hi Arctic, yes I have two spare pierburgs now so I will just store them both in the boot along with the tools required for a change. Won't take up much space. I spoke to the supplier and, as I did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2021, 22:20
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
New (used) underbonnet fuel pump fitted...

New (used) underbonnet fuel pump fitted yesterday. Fitted again today due to a slight leak from bottom hose using some 13-15mm fuel line clips as recommended by Arctic. Thanks. Solved the problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2021, 00:16
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By AndrewJames
I've found the spanners. They look quite...

I've found the spanners. They look quite excellent! As for bleeding, I have a one man bleed kit which I haven't used yet. I'll be working with my mate so if it doesn't work we will do it the old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 23:24
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for the advice I will definitely keep it...

Thanks for the advice I will definitely keep it in mind. In fact, I just screenshotted your post to my phones gallery so I can bring it up easily. Not sure what the Russian spanner is but it sounds...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 22:25
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By AndrewJames
Well put and you put a lot more effort into your...

Well put and you put a lot more effort into your post than I did :D. I saw Eric the Car Guy on YouTube doing the nipple test a while back.

My brakes aren't sticking but I am doing a rear brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2021, 10:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
It's a bit of a slog to compress them at home, if...

It's a bit of a slog to compress them at home, if it's anything like doing the springs on a 75 CDT. I think I used four spring compressors. It made the springs on my Micra seem like the springs that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 21:38
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By AndrewJames
You could always potentially have a bad brake...

You could always potentially have a bad brake hose too. The other comments are probably a more likely explanation but just thought I'd throw that into the hat.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 17:24
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
I didn't realise there was more than one photo....

I didn't realise there was more than one photo. My brain may be playing tricks on me but I only saw the one with the cardboard lol.

If a spring breaks it's more likely to break at the bottom on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 16:47
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndrewJames
I like the effort with the photo. Are you...

I like the effort with the photo.

Are you sure you don't have a snapped spring? If it snaps off at the end and the spring is still sitting in its cup, sometimes you need to get your nose right in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 11:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By AndrewJames
Walking from the farthest possible away space is...

Walking from the farthest possible away space is about the only exercise I get :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2021, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By AndrewJames
I don't have the part numbers to hand but I...

I don't have the part numbers to hand but I ordered the bolts and nuts from Rimmers. The nut is a locknut of sorts. If you look at the side of the nut that the bolt will end up poking its head...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2021, 12:24
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By AndrewJames
If there's no play in them but they have split...

If there's no play in them but they have split boots then he must have advised changing it due to the split boots. They'll come up on an mot if they "no longer prevent the ingress of dirt" I think.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2021, 23:17
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By AndrewJames
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=283504
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2021, 11:10
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, Trikey

From one Andy to another, just wanted to say thanks. I was after some rear caliper carrier bolts and I messaged Trikey asking if he had any. They are now in my hand and my message offering beer or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 10:03
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Looking great. And feel the same way. Waxing and...

Looking great. And feel the same way. Waxing and polishing always sounds fun. Then within about twenty minutes of starting and my arm aching I'm left thinking "If death came and offered me a way out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2021, 16:34
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By AndrewJames
I agree with COLVERT. Next time it happens,...

I agree with COLVERT. Next time it happens, switch the air con off and see if the noise stops. It should stop straight away if that's the culprit.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2021, 19:24
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By AndrewJames
Is it for the trinary switch? Edit: think...

Is it for the trinary switch?

Edit: think I'm wrong actually.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 23:39
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
I'll put a vote in for yes :cool:

I'll put a vote in for yes :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By AndrewJames
You described this a lot better than I could :D....

You described this a lot better than I could :D. I checked with a digital caliper earlier and all the sizes and clearances are identical yes. With this difference being just cosmetic, I may have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 19:32
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for all the replies. Quite difficult to...

Thanks for all the replies. Quite difficult to get a decent picture of this but they both seem to be in about the same place looking at the piston. The upward ridge is visible on the piston on both...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By AndrewJames
Hey Vitesse, both pistons are lined up in the...

Hey Vitesse, both pistons are lined up in the same position and there's exactly the same distance between them and the other side of the caliper. So there's the same amount of room for the disc and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 16:26
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By AndrewJames
Question about caliper piston seals

Afternoon all,

Well, I'm not afraid to embarrass myself and embarrass myself I shall - I've got a silly question.

https://imgur.com/a/dNEsGSD - I bought these lovely tin foil calipers for my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 13:57
Replies: 86
Views: 7,344
Posted By AndrewJames
It's worth saving for those c pillar badges...

It's worth saving for those c pillar badges alone!

What a lovely looking car. And you can't get much for 500 quid these days. Even if it needs more extensive work, it can still make sense...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2021, 11:10
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
I personally torque everything I can (apart from...

I personally torque everything I can (apart from the 10nm range stuff) as I am not a mechanic and not an engineer. I feel it helps me know I'm doing things right... And to be honest, I find that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 20:59
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
Top job as they say, well done. Right should be...

Top job as they say, well done. Right should be driver's side yeah!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 21:29
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
Is there room for a hammer? Depending on the...

Is there room for a hammer? Depending on the condition of the bolt head, it is possible to hammer the one size down extractor (17 in this case) onto the bolt. These extractors aren't hexagonal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2021, 22:50
Replies: 48
Views: 2,903
Posted By AndrewJames
I seem to have been quite lucky with those bottom...

I seem to have been quite lucky with those bottom ball joints. I had both out recently, although not for an arm change. I'd read about people using chains, exhaust clamps and wood etc for leverage. I...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th June 2021, 10:12
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By AndrewJames
Now no longer needed.

Now no longer needed.
Forum: Items Wanted 9th June 2021, 13:19
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By AndrewJames
Subframe braces

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-KGZ000010

Hi folks,

Just wondered if anyone maybe had a pair of these braces in reasonable or restoreable condition? Willing to pay of course. Its just the cost...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 10:09
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
Would it not be easier and preferable to just use...

Would it not be easier and preferable to just use a breaker bar? I would assume if someone owns a torque wrench and works on cars, they will probably have a breaker bar too. They're not expensive. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 21:50
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
https://www.toolstation.com/action-can-rp-90-penet...

https://www.toolstation.com/action-can-rp-90-penetrating-oil/p36877

I'd just like to recommend this penetrating oil. It is excellent and fairly priced.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 16:48
Replies: 112
Views: 4,475
Posted By AndrewJames
Arctic, that method of combining the ring...

Arctic, that method of combining the ring spanners is the best idea I've seen in ages. Very smart!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2021, 19:11
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By AndrewJames
Haha sounds like a standard day of home...

Haha sounds like a standard day of home mekaniking. Finish by torch light and/or have slightly injured yourself in some way.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2021, 00:14
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By AndrewJames
Crack on, you could be Northern Ireland's answer...

Crack on, you could be Northern Ireland's answer to Chrisfix :D

Jokes aside it's a good deed and I bet loads of people will find these videos and use them in the future.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2021, 19:27
Replies: 48
Views: 2,903
Posted By AndrewJames
In other words, you've formed an even deeper bond...

In other words, you've formed an even deeper bond with the car ;)

Well done getting that job done!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2021, 10:02
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By AndrewJames
Great wee videos from "Robson Rover Repair"

I hope he doesn't mind me posting this. I am not connected in any way and don't know the chap other than being aware he is a forum member.

https://youtu.be/jWwNQnQGBhY - Part 1
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 21:39
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi, I just wanted to post an update in case it...

Hi, I just wanted to post an update in case it helps any members in the future. I purchased two different boots in case I got stuck. Boot number 4 from balljointboots and also a boot for a volvo 240...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2021, 22:46
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By AndrewJames
I've seen videos of those induction heaters. They...

I've seen videos of those induction heaters. They look amazing in the promotional videos. I asked my friend who works in a garage if they had one. He said they thought about it but "decided it wasn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2021, 22:12
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By AndrewJames
I stood and watched while a guy tried with all...

I stood and watched while a guy tried with all his might to get the bolts on one side to move. He got one going but the others he looked like his arm was going to snap trying. His socket kept...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By AndrewJames
I only recall one rubber washer (flat)......

I only recall one rubber washer (flat)... Awaiting someone who's done it more than once to confirm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2021, 21:04
Replies: 48
Views: 2,903
Posted By AndrewJames
That's impressive. Fair play to you, sir. ...

That's impressive. Fair play to you, sir.

Makes me feel like a wet blanket in my thirties being afraid of having to do it one day.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 20:23
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By AndrewJames
I did look out the window when I read the post...

I did look out the window when I read the post and wondered "am I in the Sahara desert or something?"

I assume Scotland was just referenced to point out it was a longer journey though :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 16:46
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By AndrewJames
I've just driven to Tory land and back and only...

I've just driven to Tory land and back and only took a breaker bar with a 17mm socket :D Cable ties and chocks were already in the boot.

I carry jump leads in the car too just in case. I'd rather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 17:00
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
https://imgur.com/a/RLOnVIQ I won't be...

https://imgur.com/a/RLOnVIQ

I won't be starting my own custom tool making business that's for sure... But I was bored over lunch today and made these based on the YouTube link someone sent :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 00:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By AndrewJames
I've got the one from aldi. I use the jetwash for...

I've got the one from aldi. I use the jetwash for normal cleaning but then sometimes the aldi stuff afterwards to give it a bit of a shine. Honestly it's actually pretty good and takes almost no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 18:20
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
I did get "tool envy" when watching the things in...

I did get "tool envy" when watching the things in use on youtube so I may have a look. My wife is always asking "no, ANOTHER tool?" when I bring something home but even if they sit in the box for a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 12:05
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Every day's a school day. Just watched a video of...

Every day's a school day. Just watched a video of the pliers in action. Great stuff.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 21:15
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Great info thank you. Is there a particular...

Great info thank you. Is there a particular grease that's best or will any do? I have multi purpose ep2, white grease and a small amount of moly grease in my horrendously jumbled box of sprays and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 20:51
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Great! Thank you, kind people. Ps glad I've...

Great! Thank you, kind people.

Ps glad I've got that box of split pins from Lidl now :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 19:51
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, Stan. Great to have a part number and...

Thanks, Stan. Great to have a part number and hear from someone that something fits.

Sorry if I'm being dense but I assume they're held on with retaining rings/springs. Can these just be put on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 19:31
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By AndrewJames
Replacing ball joint dust cover/boot?

Evening all,

A couple months ago I had one of my ball joints out (the ball joint going from front lower arm to hub) and noticed the rubber boot is quite deteriorated. I'm pleased to say I did not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2021, 00:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By AndrewJames
Thought I would compile a list as a response and...

Thought I would compile a list as a response and also for my own records. I do most things myself. Prices are approximate as my memory is awful. Question marks indicate it didn't cost me anythjng/I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By AndrewJames
Not sure if I've misunderstood your thread but...

Not sure if I've misunderstood your thread but you can get your exact paint code by opening the front passenger door and looking at the plate on the B post. I think the code should have three...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2021, 14:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By AndrewJames
Most of us learn from an early age that taking...

Most of us learn from an early age that taking something that doesn't belong to you is wrong. And to take what is presumably someone's pride and joy is even more of a disgrace.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 14:21
Replies: 144
Views: 8,952
Posted By AndrewJames
That's a droplink from DMGRs - unmodified. Not...

That's a droplink from DMGRs - unmodified. Not sure what's happened with the gap but the whole setup was in a sorry state anyway. All in the past now :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 12:29
Replies: 144
Views: 8,952
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Arctic, I believe they can just about be...

Hi Arctic,

I believe they can just about be used but might depend on whether or not the nut is sitting favourably. I couldn't use one on removal due to the position the nut had been tightened to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 12:02
Replies: 144
Views: 8,952
Posted By AndrewJames
https://imgur.com/a/tfXSgCa I'm certainly...

https://imgur.com/a/tfXSgCa

I'm certainly not proud of this but can't resist sharing... when I did my droplinks I found on one side the hole in the strut for my droplink was no longer a hole. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 01:09
Replies: 144
Views: 8,952
Posted By AndrewJames
Thumbs up for this. As for actually managing...

Thumbs up for this.

As for actually managing to torque this top nut in situ on the car...I imagine there's a possibility of bruised knuckles occurring :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 21:51
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks RDS and Suzublu. I might look into them as...

Thanks RDS and Suzublu. I might look into them as that area on my drivers door is pretty keyed up (previous owner!)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2021, 19:54
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Those look pretty smart. May I ask where you got...

Those look pretty smart. May I ask where you got them?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2021, 16:41
Replies: 144
Views: 8,952
Posted By AndrewJames
I can't recommend a make of droplinks but can...

I can't recommend a make of droplinks but can recommend using a thin spanner to prevent the rotation. I've done this and the boots did not get damaged.

Like you I also struggled with the top nut....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 20:00
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi, it was the offside dipped beam. I've since...

Hi, it was the offside dipped beam. I've since been informed I was lucky it wasn't the nearside! I'll have jinxed myself now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 00:49
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Changed my first ever 75 headlight bulb...Finally...

Changed my first ever 75 headlight bulb...Finally found something needing done on the Rover that was five times easier than on other cars I've owned rather than five times harder. Took all of five...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 22:40
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By AndrewJames
Makes me wonder if the clip around the rod is a...

Makes me wonder if the clip around the rod is a bit tired. It was suggested somewhere on the forum to tie a cable tie around the clip once it's attached to encourage it to stay in position. You could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By AndrewJames
Only if I buy them for myself :D

Only if I buy them for myself :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 11:02
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By AndrewJames
It's not exactly what you're asking for but I...

It's not exactly what you're asking for but I bought one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293704053445

It goes into the cigarette lighter and *just* fits past the little "door" over the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 09:50
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By AndrewJames
Are you running Windows 10? I think this happened...

Are you running Windows 10? I think this happened to me a while back. Rave stopped working after a system update. I think I used system restore to return my laptop to the state it was in before the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2021, 22:09
Replies: 22
Views: 5,220
Posted By AndrewJames
Great stuff. May just take a peek at those to...

Great stuff. May just take a peek at those to remind myself after I've finished wrecking, ahem I mean refurbishing, this wheel.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2021, 21:33
Replies: 22
Views: 5,220
Posted By AndrewJames
Much obliged, Steve :bowdown: Ps sorry if...

Much obliged, Steve :bowdown:

Ps sorry if I've got your name wrong. I think I'm right though :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2021, 19:43
Replies: 22
Views: 5,220
Posted By AndrewJames
Another great guide, Arctic. Thank you. I've just...

Another great guide, Arctic. Thank you. I've just removed my wheel and accidentally turned my rotary coupler. Only by a few degrees mind you. Have now taped it in place to stop it turning.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2021, 17:05
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Replaced my interior dome light. Realised there...

Replaced my interior dome light. Realised there were two screws hiding in there just in time before I broke the old one :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2021, 01:59
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By AndrewJames
It does look nice but has possibly done a fair...

It does look nice but has possibly done a fair bit of sitting and stagnating judging by the mileage and gap in the mot history?

Ps Honda engine in a 75? I'm happy to be corrected but that's not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2021, 13:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By AndrewJames
https://rimmerbros.com/ItemImages/Large/GRID001545...

https://rimmerbros.com/ItemImages/Large/GRID001545.jpg

I'm sure someone might disagree with me but I put them right about above that number 8 (not what the 8 is pointing to. I just mean above the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 22:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, Richw and Arctic. Both of your posts...

Thanks, Richw and Arctic.

Both of your posts made me wince slightly as they reminded me again of my total lack of knowledge with elec stuff, wiring and soldering etc :D

I think it's time I make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 20:19
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, you're a fountain of knowledge!

Thanks, you're a fountain of knowledge!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 20:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By AndrewJames
3 tonne will be just fine. I've been using 2...

3 tonne will be just fine. I've been using 2 tonne stands on mine and I'm still here typing away. TUV too....from Lidl :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 11:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Maybe I need to take another look at the...

Maybe I need to take another look at the diagnostic port. I didn't get on my knees to look at it but the obd2 cable in my hand didn't feel like it wanted to go in. Then I believe I read that not all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 23:02
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
That's interesting. I was curious about TOAF a...

That's interesting. I was curious about TOAF a while back when somebody mentioned it but my car, 2003 diesel, seems to have some non obd2 port so I wasn't sure what cable I'd need.

Good luck with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 20:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By AndrewJames
The tomcat is so majestic I genuinely didn't even...

The tomcat is so majestic I genuinely didn't even notice the other car next to it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 20:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Or a friend who owns one and knows how to use it...

Or a friend who owns one and knows how to use it :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 13:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, Simon! Judging by the temperature test I...

Thanks, Simon! Judging by the temperature test I did yesterday with the onboard diagnostics I understand why the high fan will probably never be needed unless I have a cooling catastrophe.

I don't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 09:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for your input again, Simon. From doing...

Thanks for your input again, Simon. From doing some reading of the forum before raising my thread, I was aware there might be some different opinions on when the fan is meant to kick in/how it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2021, 23:10
Replies: 37
Views: 1,870
Posted By AndrewJames
Driving is now a constant game of having your eye...

Driving is now a constant game of having your eye on the road and having your other eye on the potholes on the road. In Edinburgh they are particularly bad and have definitely deteriorated since I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 17:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
T-Cut, Thanks for your detailed guide on the...

T-Cut,

Thanks for your detailed guide on the diagnostic access. I managed to get the screen I wanted on the second attempt. Much like my drivers licence. :cool:

Took the car for a 45 minute...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 11:34
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for the post, T-Cut. Very informative! I...

Thanks for the post, T-Cut. Very informative! I was planning on looking into the trip screen thing later on so thank you for providing the link with info. All I need now is an excuse to go out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 09:26
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Simon, Really? I remember reading it was...

Hi Simon,

Really? I remember reading it was a bit of a vague measurement but I didn't realise it was as bad as that! :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 01:43
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for your input, Arctic. I feel the same...

Thanks for your input, Arctic. I feel the same way about preferring things to work as they should and this will bug me slightly but with the current restrictions I am not putting the car under a lot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2021, 22:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Colvert, I'm not sure I know what you...

Hi Colvert,

I'm not sure I know what you mean but with the air con switched on, I looked through the grille and the radiator fan was not turning. My air con seems to work okay when driving. Less...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2021, 21:06
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
I live in Scotland... ...I think...

I live in Scotland...





...I think I'll leave it!

As always thank you for your assistance. :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2021, 20:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Hi Andy, Thanks for your reply. I've not...

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your reply. I've not checked fuses etc as its dark but will do at some point tomorrow.

I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what would be the benefits to getting the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2021, 20:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By AndrewJames
Fan problem?

Evening all,

I notice another user has posted a thread on their radiator fan today. Apologies, not trying to steal your thunder!

I was checking my recent undertray fittings were all still there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 13:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By AndrewJames
I do love the look of the 800s. They seem elegant...

I do love the look of the 800s. They seem elegant while still reminding me of a DeLorean!

I'm 30 and I would say I only spring out of the 75 about 80% of the time. And that's with some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 12:38
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By AndrewJames
I'll never forget the time someone followed me...

I'll never forget the time someone followed me (in a Renault) into a car park just so they could let me know "mate, the back of your car is lighting up like a Christmas tree!"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 22:27
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, LeRich. Yes they are illuminated. Well...

Thanks, LeRich. Yes they are illuminated. Well they are meant to be :D I changed the bulbs which did nothing and then found the broken wire. I don't need the illumination or the mirror but it annoys...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 20:55
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By AndrewJames
Obviously got a fair few fans of the Rover marque...

Obviously got a fair few fans of the Rover marque on here :shrug:

I think Hubnut makes for questionable viewing at best but his channel has featured a fair few Rovers and I felt rather jealous...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 20:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,035
Posted By AndrewJames
Pre 75/ZT Rovers?

My dream car for years was a 75 without knowing much about Rovers and their history. Now that I've reached these lofty golden heights of ownership, I've naturally grown more interested in Rovers in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 14:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By AndrewJames
I'm all up for throwing caution to the wind in...

I'm all up for throwing caution to the wind in life but if it were me I'd get the job done and have peace of mind. I'd rather spend a bit of money than end up with bigger problems and look back...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 23:44
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By AndrewJames
:bowdown: Thanks so much. Exactly what I needed....

:bowdown: Thanks so much. Exactly what I needed. I think I'll do some light night time reading of that link (and the others) now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 22:18
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By AndrewJames
Silly Q time - What colour trim do I have?

https://imgur.com/a/4Ao3qlg

Smokestone, Sandstone, Ash, Amphibious Landing Craft Shape, poke-in-the-eye...could someone please tell me what I have here? Just as I'm looking at buying a sun visor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By AndrewJames
Nice one, Mat. May be dirty now but should clean...

Nice one, Mat. May be dirty now but should clean up nicely and it's always good to hear about Rovers getting TLC.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 19:08
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind as I...

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind as I know I'll need to do this job sooner rather than later.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 15:12
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By AndrewJames
My curiosity outweighs my desire to not appear...

My curiosity outweighs my desire to not appear ignorant...what is a ferrule? :D

Is it the tube on the rear side of the backplate that the handbrake cable goes through? If this is the ferrule, are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By AndrewJames
Ouch! :mad: I'm assuming you've found the source...

Ouch! :mad: I'm assuming you've found the source of your woes then... Or has this happened after your previous stuff?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 18:35
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By AndrewJames
I guess it makes for better viewing...and fills...

I guess it makes for better viewing...and fills us with false confidence! I do appreciate video guides though and the time that goes into making them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 18:03
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By AndrewJames
Watching some of the videos it seems like some of...

Watching some of the videos it seems like some of the bolts are maybe pre-cracked before the shot. Everything goes very easily and smoothly :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By AndrewJames
Who cares about show pony status. SPM are what...

Who cares about show pony status. SPM are what it's all about (smiles per mile :cool:). And it still looks great by the way!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By AndrewJames
https://youtu.be/x5HqyBZ1BKQ Was sure I'd...

https://youtu.be/x5HqyBZ1BKQ

Was sure I'd seen the job on video somewhere. There you go. Hope that helps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 19:50
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By AndrewJames
Looks pretty clever. I'd like to do this myself...

Looks pretty clever. I'd like to do this myself just for the occasional check of the spare wheel well to see all is dry down there. I usually have a boot full of stuff so lifting the board up is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 19:38
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By AndrewJames
Try what roverbarmy suggested and you should...

Try what roverbarmy suggested and you should figure it out fairly quickly. Good luck mate!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 19:05
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By AndrewJames
If it were my car and had been sitting not moving...

If it were my car and had been sitting not moving over winter, I would look at the brakes first as they may well be seized... I would think so if there is heat being generated.

I've never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 11:28
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By AndrewJames
Mission four wheel alignment has failed yet again...

Mission four wheel alignment has failed yet again :D

This time round they had the tools but that last pesky bolt did not want to move. Before giving up I handed them a breaker bar and some sealey...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 18:12
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By AndrewJames
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd be really...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd be really upset too if I had to get rid... And I've only owned mine for half a year. There are some very knowledgeable and helpful people on the forum who I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2021, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By AndrewJames
I hadn't heard about this before. Seems like more...

I hadn't heard about this before. Seems like more ways to hit the motorist :mad:

Apparently E10 will become standard and those who need E5 will need to buy super unleaded? Sigh
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 17:01
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By AndrewJames
As if by magic. I'm still relatively new to 75...

As if by magic. I'm still relatively new to 75 ownership and the forum but have found Brian's comments throughout various threads very helpful and full of info. Clearly he has the knowledge!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 15:49
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By AndrewJames
Thanks, Brian. I didn't see your comment before I...

Thanks, Brian. I didn't see your comment before I wrote my spiel. Hopefully I've not led the poster on a wild goose chase! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 20:39
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By AndrewJames
Someone may correct me but I think some of the...

Someone may correct me but I think some of the alarm systems have some sort of backup battery? So perhaps the car last remembers being alarmed, you've then gained entry to the car with the actual key...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By AndrewJames
It's good to hear and a shame yes. I used...

It's good to hear and a shame yes.

I used to go to St Andrews every summer for many years. I can think of quite a few locations there that would look great in the background of a Rover 75...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By AndrewJames
Washed my car the other day. Later that night I...

Washed my car the other day. Later that night I see the blue lights going off outside. About four police cars and ten officers in and around the car park. I ran down there like a worried parent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2021, 16:44
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,248
Posted By AndrewJames
Finally sorted out my very saggy undertray with...

Finally sorted out my very saggy undertray with some u clips, screws and washers. No more embarrassing scrapes going over speed bumps.
Forum: Items Wanted 20th February 2021, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By AndrewJames
I had the same problem when I bought my 75. The...

I had the same problem when I bought my 75. The guide pins were bone dry and had black gunk caked on them (I assume burnt rubber....?). I checked the piston could be pushed back, then cleaned the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2021, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By AndrewJames
My wheel alignment recommendation for Scottish members

Hi all,

I'm not exactly sure how many other forum members are from North of the border but I just wanted to do a wee post as I know it's a pain trying to figure out where to go for things like...
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