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Forum: Items Wanted 22nd September 2021, 13:49
Replies: 2
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Posted By Sebastienclement
I've decided to leave the wheels for now, as...

I've decided to leave the wheels for now, as there are other things I need to prioritise on the car!

I am desperate for a driver's contemporary / MG ZT door card though - if anyone's got one?!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Sebastienclement
I'm not too worried as I no longer own the car! ...

I'm not too worried as I no longer own the car!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 15:26
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Sebastienclement
I haven't fitted one, but I had a Rover 75 LWB...

I haven't fitted one, but I had a Rover 75 LWB which had an LPG system fitted. The car had been used asa hackney carriage early in its life, and I suspect on airport runs as it was based in and...
Forum: Items Wanted 12th September 2021, 19:08
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Sebastienclement
Set of Serpent Wheels & Door Cards

Hello,

I'm on the hunt for a set of Serpent wheels - not too worried if they're scratched as I will have them refurbished.

Also looking for an excellent condition driver (and passenger?) door...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Sebastienclement
That's what I thought! I was very happy with it...

That's what I thought! I was very happy with it on my previous car.

Who still offers this in and around bucks / Oxon?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2021, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Sebastienclement
Diesel remap...

What's the infi on remaking a diesel these days? Previously I had the marinabrian 160 map and was very happy with that.

Car m various Facebook groups have said this map never made anywhere near...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2021, 19:15
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Ok we appear to be sorted!. I'm sure the EWS is...

Ok we appear to be sorted!. I'm sure the EWS is fine as it's totally dry in there, and no sign of water ingress.

I've spent some time going over the earthing points with wire wool, and checking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2021, 17:52
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Hi all. Still waiting for the right tool to...

Hi all.

Still waiting for the right tool to arrive for the EWS. I did pop the end cap off and it seems totally dry in there.

Are the orange bits normal, or are they rust from previous...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2021, 19:34
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Hi all - thanks so much for the suggestions. I've...

Hi all - thanks so much for the suggestions. I've tried pretty much everything apart from the EWS now.

I don't believe it to be the BCU, because the window switches are all working the correct...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 18:12
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Yes it has - which was part of the water ingress...

Yes it has - which was part of the water ingress issues which have been rectified.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 17:52
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Electrical woes....

Hi all,

I'm having some electrical woes on my diesel after sorting some water ingress issues. The car is now dry and I have rebuilt the interior with a new carpet etc...

I put a battery on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2021, 21:31
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Sebastienclement
Running water sound behind dashboard - 2.0 kv6

Hi all.

Slightly concerned about a running water sound behind my dashboard on startup - especially cold starts!

I always run the car with the temp display on, and I can guarantee the car has...
Forum: Items Wanted 15th July 2021, 16:04
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By Sebastienclement
Good condition Black / Ash Grey Saloon Carpet

Hi all,

I'm looking for a replacement carpet (hopefully from a non-sunroof model!) to replace the carpet in my 11,000 mile Contemporary SE. This car has suffered from water ingress and the carpet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 14:23
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Sebastienclement
It pays to keep a car well maintained!

I bought my V6 Connie SE in late 2016, which was a very tidy, one owner car. It's been averaging about 5000 miles a year with me since, and I've had a rolling plan of preventative work completed over...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Sebastienclement
Can't agree with this, I'm afraid. I love seeing...

Can't agree with this, I'm afraid. I love seeing cars being used, after all that's what they were designed to use.

I've just spent a considerable sum of money purchasing a 75 with 11,000 miles on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 22:20
Replies: 51
Views: 5,146
Posted By Sebastienclement
I've just bought an 11,000 mile 75, and desire...

I've just bought an 11,000 mile 75, and desire being garaged from new, the wheel centre badges are all faded.

Just seems to be what they do!

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Sebastienclement
For reference, it's a late 2004 CDTI...

For reference, it's a late 2004 CDTI Contemporary. Just eleven thousand miles on this one, too.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 16:32
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Sebastienclement
CDTI engine fan pulsing when Aircon is on

Hi guys,

Having read a few threads, I think I need a new fan resistor...

Symptoms are with the aircon engaged (which works fine!) The engine fan starts up for about a second before cutting out....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 22:28
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Sebastienclement
Cheers Andy. Hope all is well with you &...

Cheers Andy.

Hope all is well with you & Deb!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 21:57
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By Sebastienclement
Can't believe it - I've bagged a unicorn

I've made a new acquisition to the fleet today, which will be my 7th 75. It's a local car that I have previously admired, which has come up for sale.

It's a Contemporary SE CDTi saloon not only in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2020, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Sebastienclement
Strange comment. Grimsby is on the Humber...

Strange comment. Grimsby is on the Humber estuary... As is Hull, where I grew up.

It's not like it's a North-sea facing seaside town.

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Forum: Items Wanted 17th November 2019, 12:58
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By Sebastienclement
Offside powerfold mirror...

Does anyone happen to have an offside (drivers) bullet powerfold mirror in working condition?

Many thanks!


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 21:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,353
Posted By Sebastienclement
Lockup is a lot lower in the diesels. Your...

Lockup is a lot lower in the diesels.

Your petrol auto sounds like it acts normally?

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Forum: Was it you? 9th November 2019, 22:20
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By Sebastienclement
Monogram ZTT, M40 northbound this morning.

Followed you for quite a while before I left to grav a coffee at Warwick services.

Your car looked great!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Sebastienclement
What colour is YPG 496? Looks gorgeous! ...

What colour is YPG 496?

Looks gorgeous!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 16:57
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Sebastienclement
However the aux belt does sound a bit rough - of...

However the aux belt does sound a bit rough - of you load it up with any electrical it begins to sound squeaky / generally a bit rough.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 16:55
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Sebastienclement
Ok, so maybe I should actually go try my theory...

Ok, so maybe I should actually go try my theory before bothering the internet.

Popped an HT lead off and started it - sounded like it normally does from cold... Bingo.

Checked all spark plugs,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Sebastienclement
No, since purchase itís had an oil change, MOT...

No, since purchase itís had an oil change, MOT and thatís it.

Having watched some YouTube videos it almost seems like it runs on 3 cylinders until itís warmed up. Time for spark plugs and new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 15:19
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Sebastienclement
K series query - MGJohn?

Hi all,

Sorry this isnít a 75 related question, but Iím sure there a folk around here who are au fait with the 1.4 k series.

Someone I know has one of these in a ZR. Recently purchased with 60k...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 10:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By Sebastienclement
Annoying clicking from dashboard

Hi all,

This has been happening sporadically for the last year or so, and I assume it's a something sticking to do with the heater behind the dashboard. Sounds like a tapping noise behind the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By Sebastienclement
I usually run about with my Aircon off - apart...

I usually run about with my Aircon off - apart from the summer & giving it a run a couple of times a week to keep things in working order. My compressor whines so I'd like to prolong it's life before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 09:56
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Sebastienclement
It's down someone's drive but I will endeavour to...

It's down someone's drive but I will endeavour to find out ;)

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 08:07
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Sebastienclement
Possible launch car...

Noticed this on a drive a couple of streets away from me...

V526 UNV

Wedgewood blue, connoisseur spec, from headlamp washers & no rear parking sensors. Is it a known launch car? MOT history...
Forum: Was it you? 1st November 2019, 15:12
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By Sebastienclement
Launch Car Haddenham, Bucks.

Noticed this on a drive in Haddenham this afternoon. Looks like a launch car, Wedgwood blue with front headlamp washers.

Be good to connect!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2019, 20:47
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Sebastienclement
Perfect, cheers Andy!

Perfect, cheers Andy!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2019, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Sebastienclement
Clips for kick panels.

Hi all,

Just a quick one. Can someone point me to some suitable clips to resecure the long kick panels (that seem to come off every 5 minutes)?

Tried a few that looked about right from local...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:49
Replies: 23
Views: 2,510
Posted By Sebastienclement
Absolutely. My post was aimed at people like...

Absolutely.

My post was aimed at people like us, who buy a car they want, get involved with the community, and even if they have little mechanical knowledge (for example, Me!) take time to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,510
Posted By Sebastienclement
Exactly. I don't understand why people skimp on...

Exactly. I don't understand why people skimp on such a critical component in a car they wish to keep. When I picked up my current V6 it was overdue on time (mileage was WAY under), but there's no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:08
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By Sebastienclement
Any 13+ year old car in the same sector as the 75...

Any 13+ year old car in the same sector as the 75 is going to cost as much, if not more, to keep going.

I bought a lovely Volvo V70 on a 2002 registration. It was a daily hack, so wasn't too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 10:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By Sebastienclement
Early, low mileage V6 with Personal Line - eBay

Just thought I'd bring this to all of your attention. It popped up on my eBay saved searches and looks like it could possibly be made into a lovely car. As ever, it's nothing to do with me!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 10:48
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By Sebastienclement
My little project...

About 3 years ago I had settled in a new job and finally was able to start looking around for a suitable Rover 75 project again. At the time I was running a diesel connie SE which was lovely, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2019, 11:54
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By Sebastienclement
Suspension Noise - Worse when wet!

Hi all,

The car is question is a 2001 2.0 v6 saloon with 115k on it.

Since buying the car I have had the strut top mounts, track rod ends & lower suspension arm replaced (the latter on the...
Forum: Was it you? 12th June 2019, 22:47
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By Sebastienclement
Pewter Saloon M3 / M27 Junction

This evening, overtook me at the above junction. Gave you a flash

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Forum: Was it you? 12th June 2019, 22:46
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By Sebastienclement
Chatsworth Saloon, Haddenham, Bucks

Spotted on a drive in Haddenham. Looks absolutely stonking & MOT history reveals only 6000 miles from new.

You lucky NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sebastienclement
Thanks so much for the comments, guys! It's...

Thanks so much for the comments, guys!

It's a lovely, lovely car and enjoy every minute of driving it.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th March 2019, 22:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By Sebastienclement
Kind of. Full disclosure: I'm between jobs...

Kind of.

Full disclosure: I'm between jobs at the moment and I *should* sell the limo to keep me going financially. In reality I don't really want to sell it, and I will be holding on to it if I...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 21st March 2019, 21:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By Sebastienclement
http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_03_2019/post-...

http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_03_2019/post-18062-0-13970700-1553204730.jpg

Plate finally on!
Forum: Was it you? 5th March 2019, 14:29
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Sebastienclement
Dark Blue Diesel, Warwick Services Southbound

Saw a dark blue diesel in Warwick services southbound. I left the services a bit before you, but you came past in the 3rd land a couple of miles on :)

I was driving a Damson Red Connie SE
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Sebastienclement
We have a 2.0v6 tourer in the family that has...

We have a 2.0v6 tourer in the family that has been boiled up several times due to insufficient coolant - temps of up to 120'c. Water loss was due to a poorly radiator & oil cooler.

We got all the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 07:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Sebastienclement
Ignore me - I was getting confused between this...

Ignore me - I was getting confused between this and the 6 door limo also from Hull City Council.

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Forum: Was it you? 17th December 2018, 21:00
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By Sebastienclement
White gold at waddesdon

White gold seen just north of waddesdon on the A41 traveling towards Aylesbury late morning. Your wave took me a bit by surprise & I didn't have time to wave back!!!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 11:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,199
Posted By Sebastienclement
Yes i read the listing properly after posting....

Yes i read the listing properly after posting. Looks like it's been properly messed around with.

I saw the car a few years ago at a show and it wasn't in nice condition then with visible corrosion...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 11:05
Replies: 18
Views: 3,199
Posted By Sebastienclement
Are you sure this is from Hull? KH1 was a pre...

Are you sure this is from Hull? KH1 was a pre facelift 6 door limo.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 10:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By Sebastienclement
But not as long as an R75...

But not as long as an R75 LWB.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181208/35dd3b915fa574990457c6c7afcbb012.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 06:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By Sebastienclement
I recently purchased a LWB with all the bells and...

I recently purchased a LWB with all the bells and whistles. It's a really lovely car but something that really is getting into the realms of something you WANT rather than need.

Mine has at least...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2018, 19:16
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Sebastienclement
Me too! Been after one for years & finally got my...

Me too! Been after one for years & finally got my hands on the one Rev Jules owned. Just had a full inspection and fettling by my local MGR engineer & all set for the coming...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2018, 06:02
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Sebastienclement
All set for the next year!

I bought the silver LWB from Rev_Jules that he used to own earlier in the year. Hadn't got round to doing much with it, but finally got it in to my local MGR mechanic for a good going over & done...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2018, 12:04
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Sebastienclement
Yes, system was bled properly - plenty of...

Yes, system was bled properly - plenty of experience of doing this on my own KV6 motors.

The mayo is now thicker under the cap than John's photo above shows.

No noticeable rise in oil level,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2018, 11:09
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Sebastienclement
Used the car yesterday, covered about 50 miles....

Used the car yesterday, covered about 50 miles. Still pressure in the cooling system this morning, thick mayo under the oil filler & approx 500ml of coolant gone.

I bled the system yesterday &...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 15:40
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Sebastienclement
Ah ok - I had read it on a thread here. As a...

Ah ok - I had read it on a thread here.

As a control the same test on my 2.5kv6 doesn't act the same. No bubbles in coolant and the level doesn't rise in the expansion tank until it's mid 90'c
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 15:22
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Sebastienclement
Had a play with the car. With the coolant cap...

Had a play with the car. With the coolant cap off, and modest revs (around 2k) there are bubbles evident and the level rises quickly...

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2018, 23:40
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Sebastienclement
KV6 - Oil emulsification / coolant loss.

Hi all.

I have a 2.0Kv6 which a family member has been running for the past 2 years... It has needed a fair amount of TLC in the cooling department, and has now had the following completed:


...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 08:01
Replies: 27
Views: 3,461
Posted By Sebastienclement
I drive a 75 because there's nothing else on the...

I drive a 75 because there's nothing else on the road I'd rather be driving. I was tempted by a Volvo V70 at the back end of last year, which I bought and ran for a bit. Unfortunately it was written...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Sebastienclement
I’ve got a 2.5v6 with 160k on - runs as well as...

I’ve got a 2.5v6 with 160k on - runs as well as any I’ve had. At one time it also seems to have done a 40k stint without an oil change!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 11:08
Replies: 47
Views: 7,074
Posted By Sebastienclement
I do love this debate :D My fleet consists...

I do love this debate :D

My fleet consists of:

Diesel M47R - 160hp
2.0 Kv6
2.5 Kv6

Iíve had the diesel since 2014, and in that time it has needed: more suspension bits than I care to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2018, 07:38
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,279
Posted By Sebastienclement
Fleet update! All had a wash and got them lined...

Fleet update! All had a wash and got them lined up for a photo!

The CDT (GFJ) is currently on loan to my housemate as his Astra’s engine has died and he urgently needed something to get to work...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2018, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Sebastienclement
Where they're made really makes no difference. ...

Where they're made really makes no difference.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2018, 20:43
Replies: 77
Views: 7,292
Posted By Sebastienclement
The ULEZ claims my 2001 V6 is compliant. ...

The ULEZ claims my 2001 V6 is compliant.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2018, 18:39
Replies: 35
Views: 5,509
Posted By Sebastienclement
Hmm... I have a 2001 75 insured as a classic...

Hmm...

I have a 2001 75 insured as a classic with them & with agreed value (as I've spent about £6k getting it up to as-new condition). I do hope they'll renew next year.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2018, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Sebastienclement
Mer-Tech in Hull are well versed in Rovers & have...

Mer-Tech in Hull are well versed in Rovers & have sorted family members well.

AA and another garage diagnosed HGF on a V6 in the family. Mer-Tech traced it down to a faulty radiator and got the...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th August 2018, 23:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By Sebastienclement
Nice shot of my KV6 Connie SE this evening... the...

Nice shot of my KV6 Connie SE this evening... the sunset turning damson red almost purple.

https://preview.ibb.co/g9X0ap/888_A6_ACC_54_B9_4_C3_A_A6_F1_AC0566_DE465_C.jpg (https://ibb.co/hwqmFp)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2018, 17:41
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Sebastienclement
Mk2 Starlight Silver Limousine

Hi all,

Recently purchased a MK2 Starlight Silver LWB as previously owned by Rev_Jules! It's a lovely car, and I've found a fair bit of information about the car online. I thought I'd start this...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 4th August 2018, 16:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By Sebastienclement
That's utterly gorgeous, Julien! Bet you're very...

That's utterly gorgeous, Julien! Bet you're very pleased :D
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st July 2018, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By Sebastienclement
My little 'fleet' - CDT, 2.0Kv6 & Limo!

A while since I've posted here, but thought I'd pop some new(ish) photos of my 3 up on here.

Firstly the CDT which I bought in 2014. He's a Connoisseur SE Auto with the 160 ECU map. Briefly sold...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2018, 22:19
Replies: 145
Views: 13,332
Posted By Sebastienclement
In my previous work role, I worked with a guy...

In my previous work role, I worked with a guy called Kevin. He was an absolute nightmare to work with and caused me no end of grief.

I have friends in other jobs who have worked with multitudes of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By Sebastienclement
She will receive the very best care, I promise! ...

She will receive the very best care, I promise!

Very much looking forward to Sunday - Looks like I will be arriving in Nottingham about 2pm, I'll drop you a line towards the end of the week to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2018, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Sebastienclement
Yes second video filmed at the front of the...

Yes second video filmed at the front of the engine cover.

It sounds almost cyclical to me - so Iím thinking down the same lines as you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2018, 18:57
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Sebastienclement
Noisy / tappy V6

Hi all,

Got a problem with my 2.0 v6...

Car has been standing since Monday, went to start it this afternoon & sounded like a very noisy tappet. However it certainly wasn't from the top of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2018, 13:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sebastienclement
I'd be interested if you're seriously selling :) ...

I'd be interested if you're seriously selling :)

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2018, 15:20
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Sebastienclement
Leyland trucks was the subject of a management...

Leyland trucks was the subject of a management buyout in 1993... Certainly nothing to do with Rover Group under BMW.

I really doubt BMW electrics would be rubbish enough for keys to open more than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2018, 17:24
Replies: 71
Views: 6,509
Posted By Sebastienclement
boost charger remapped stage 6 engine system: ...

boost charger remapped stage 6 engine system:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-trlf4Uevacs/TnJCQfu6KyI/AAAAAAAAEEg/sR0jEEw5Xc4/s1600/inventions+kids+3.jpg

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Forum: Items Wanted 4th July 2018, 14:39
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By Sebastienclement
Aubergine Handbrake Gaiter

Anyone got an Aubergine Handbrake Gaiter or know when I could find one?

:D

Cheers
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Sebastienclement
That's really useful info, thank you. I'm...

That's really useful info, thank you.

I'm sure the car is in perfect condition, I'm just thinking ahead as such a purchase would be for the long term and run only as if it were a 'classic' car -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 13:20
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Sebastienclement
And regarding welding... are they prone to...

And regarding welding... are they prone to needing structural welding?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 13:16
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Sebastienclement
That is incredibly useful - thank you so much! ...

That is incredibly useful - thank you so much!

As for the MK2 clocks, I assume they are standard? I've found other LWBs with similar.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 13:08
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Sebastienclement
Brill, thank you. My search of the forums did...

Brill, thank you. My search of the forums did seem to turn up a few instances of '52 / '03 reg LWB cars with MK2 clocks fitted!

Seen a few mentions of some LWBs needing structural welding too - is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 12:39
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By Sebastienclement
Rover 75 Vanden Plas LWB Info...

Hi all,

I've done a search but can't really find the information I'm after, and hope someone will be able to help!

Summit Garage have a LWB Rover 75 for sale - I'm sure plenty of you have seen...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2018, 11:47
Replies: 45
Views: 4,801
Posted By Sebastienclement
Pig urine.

Pig urine.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2018, 20:27
Replies: 27
Views: 3,324
Posted By Sebastienclement
I've had my diesel for 4 years and covered 55k....

I've had my diesel for 4 years and covered 55k. It has had no working cooling fans for ALL of that mileage.

I always drive with the temp showing on the dash & never had a problem. Highest it's got...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2018, 08:52
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By Sebastienclement
My V6 shows as compliant on the ULEZ checker. ...

My V6 shows as compliant on the ULEZ checker.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2017, 13:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sebastienclement
DON’T DO IT! I bought a SAIC wheel from...

DON’T DO IT!

I bought a SAIC wheel from another seller on eBay, I think they were based on the south coast. Absolute rip off. The quality is horrible, the wood feels like plastic as does the...
Forum: Was it you? 14th May 2017, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Sebastienclement
Bath park and ride.

Hello :)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170514/849bc4172e5ea2308be8fd1b81396c7f.jpg

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2017, 18:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sebastienclement
If people are selling diesels because of the...

If people are selling diesels because of the proposed new charges then they're idiots. The charges apply to pre Euro4 petrols too.
Forum: Was it you? 29th March 2017, 22:46
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Sebastienclement
I've seen that car around MK. Looks lovely. ...

I've seen that car around MK. Looks lovely.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2017, 19:42
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Sebastienclement
However if anyone knows the whereabouts of the...

However if anyone knows the whereabouts of the 5,000,000th Rover - I'd love to see that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2017, 19:39
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Sebastienclement
Yep. It's red and housed at Gaydon.

Yep. It's red and housed at Gaydon.
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2017, 15:09
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Sebastienclement
Everyone here is forgetting that PSA are buying...

Everyone here is forgetting that PSA are buying OPEL/Vauxhall. Go have a look at what percentage of car sales in Europe and the UK are Opel/Vauxhall respectively - they ain't going to strip the...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th March 2017, 17:05
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Sebastienclement
Walnut / Sandstone Steering wheel

Hi All,

Does anyone have a walnut / sandstone wheel that is surplus to requirement at the moment? Would rather pay & have a nice condition one, than a fixer upper.

Many thanks,

Tim
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2017, 09:20
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Sebastienclement
I run a 160 CDT Auto as my daily / commuting car...

I run a 160 CDT Auto as my daily / commuting car & have a V6 as my 'High days and dry Days' car.

Reliablilty aside (which has been excellent on all the 75's I've owned, and bills usually come...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2017, 12:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sebastienclement
Well, I've now got 500 miles under my belt in...

Well, I've now got 500 miles under my belt in this car. You can tell it has been a cherished vehicle by the extensive history and by the way it drives. It has every invoice from new including an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2017, 09:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Sebastienclement
I must say my experience with the K series has...

I must say my experience with the K series has been the opposite.

I have had two - one in a 45, one in a 75. I treat my cars very well and tend to chuck a ridiculous amount of money at them. Both...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2017, 20:24
Replies: 35
Views: 2,732
Posted By Sebastienclement
It depends on your mindset. I have just...

It depends on your mindset.

I have just bought a 2001 Connie SE. To make it perfect it would need:


Cambelts (V6)
Low speed fan replacement
Top mounts
Drop Links
Autobox oil change
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2017, 19:57
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,279
Posted By Sebastienclement
Took some photos, then did some photoshop.\ ...

Took some photos, then did some photoshop.\

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/timhough1989/lol4_zpsypuwroe5.png...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 5th February 2017, 19:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sebastienclement
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/timhough1...

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/timhough1989/lol4_zpsypuwroe5.png (http://s1186.photobucket.com/user/timhough1989/media/lol4_zpsypuwroe5.png.html)
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 5th February 2017, 14:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sebastienclement
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170205/e6ab1f27...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170205/e6ab1f27b3d3d80c431f27de18c32928.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170205/43d7d68ab91200a31b86d05b8c804cb4.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 2nd February 2017, 21:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sebastienclement
New 2nd Car Project

Got my CDT Connie SE as my daily, but wanted something really nice for 'high days and dry days'. Bagged this unseen from eBay a couple of weeks ago.

Since I've got it back, it's gone through it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2017, 16:13
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Sebastienclement
It's still in situ, Charlie. Intrigued as to what...

It's still in situ, Charlie. Intrigued as to what you're planning!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2017, 09:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sebastienclement
I own a 160 CDT and a 2.0v6, both auto. The...

I own a 160 CDT and a 2.0v6, both auto. The diesel is all the car anyone could ever want. It does everything really well - and just has the point and squirt oomph.

HOWEVER... I find the V6 the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2017, 20:20
Replies: 31
Views: 2,426
Posted By Sebastienclement
I'll just leave this here... ...

I'll just leave this here...

http://robscargallery.weebly.com/uploads/9/4/2/9/9429551/1777227_orig.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2017, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Sebastienclement
Drivers seat not straight!

Weird one, this...

I've picked up a new 75 to play with by the drivers seat definitely isn't straight! It is angled into the car ever so slightly.

The seat runner bolts don't look like they've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2017, 20:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Sebastienclement
Just bought another one :D

All a bit opportunistic really - but I've just acquired another 75. I am due to pick it up a week on Wednesday.

2001 Damson Red Connoisseur SE

2.0v6 (with belts done!)

Sandstone interior
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2016, 11:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By Sebastienclement
Thanks guys for reminding me why I don't visit...

Thanks guys for reminding me why I don't visit this club much anymore.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2016, 17:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By Sebastienclement
Diesel water pump failing?

Chaps,

i'm not terribly mechanically competent, so would appreciate some views on this.

Going into winter I noticed my 75 struggling to keep the cabin at a decent temperature when stood...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2016, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Sebastienclement
Update on Bob, my Rover 75!

I've had this car for almost a year and a half now (blimey!) taking the mileage from 51,000 miles to 71,000 miles (again, blimey!). It's been a slightly bumpy road over the past 6 months but I'm so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2016, 21:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By Sebastienclement
Sill Repair.

Washed my car the other day, and unfortunately managed to put my finger through my offside rear sill! Oops...

Had a repair done today:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2016, 13:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Sebastienclement
I used a garage opposite work (for convenience)...

I used a garage opposite work (for convenience) for my last two MOTs - first time pass with a clean sheet each time. I was well chuffed.

Thing is, at least on the second one there was a hole in...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th July 2016, 09:35
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Sebastienclement
Good set of halogen project MK1 headlamps

Any of these floating about at the moment?

Thanks,

Tim.

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Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 3rd July 2016, 19:59
Replies: 40
Views: 5,237
Posted By Sebastienclement
I ended up attending this quite by coincidence!...

I ended up attending this quite by coincidence! Had today off work and decided to do Gaydon - didn't realise a load of other Rover/ BL stuff would show up! My car ended up in the arena as the chap...
Forum: Was it you? 6th May 2016, 14:37
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By Sebastienclement
Felix in Aylesbury!

Chap came over to my car in Aylesbury today named Felix to chat!

If you're on here, it was an absolute pleasure to talk with you - do give us a wave when you see me around!

Tim.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2016, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By Sebastienclement
Why are new 4-pot petrols so coarse?

Sorry for a non-rover question, chaps.

I've had the misfortune to be driving a few modern hire cars lately. All have been petrol and have included:

Insignia
Meriva
MINI
Focus
Fiesta
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2016, 19:06
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Sebastienclement
Annoying suspension noise fixed!

This has been an annoying one since I bought the car, and had the suspension setup inspected by a few people. It's had 2 lots of droplinks, new lower arm bushes and the MOT man gave it a clean bill...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2016, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Sebastienclement
Got them from Roverlink.co.uk - Original MG-Rover...

Got them from Roverlink.co.uk - Original MG-Rover items. Decided to go with those as I hate how grubby sandstone mats get, and it matches the exterior colour of the car :) Think I paid about £35.00...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2016, 10:00
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Sebastienclement
2001 Connie SE - A year on!

Happy Easter chaps!

It's been a while since I've been on here, and such I had turned blue - now rectified. Thought I'd prepare a little update post having had my latest 75 for over a year now.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2016, 13:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
One of the clutches within the gearbox is damaged...

One of the clutches within the gearbox is damaged and requires a rebuilt. FFS.

NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2016, 14:43
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Sebastienclement
It's exactly this. Not helped by the serpent...

It's exactly this. Not helped by the serpent wheels no doubt. All my 75s have done it and it's SO annoying! The ride really isn't as good as everyone would have you believe.

I'm actually pretty...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2016, 11:11
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Sebastienclement
I know! Terrible really... :P

I know! Terrible really... :P
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2016, 11:02
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Sebastienclement
Andy's a top bloke. Just wish I was nearer so I...

Andy's a top bloke. Just wish I was nearer so I could use him again for any work on my car :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2016, 08:59
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Sebastienclement
Mine is doing my head in too. 3 seperate garages...

Mine is doing my head in too. 3 seperate garages (2 of which MG Rover specialists) can't find anything wrong. I've had top mounts done, two sets of droplinks, lower arm bushes done. No play anywhere...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2016, 18:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
It's going back in on Tuesday. I'll report back.

It's going back in on Tuesday. I'll report back.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2016, 10:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
No need for the passive aggressive tone. ...

No need for the passive aggressive tone.

I've taken on board the advice given here, but given the way the autobox was when picking the car up after the change, and how it is now, I'm not sure that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2016, 19:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Sebastienclement
They fit fine. Done the same on mine.

They fit fine. Done the same on mine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2016, 18:53
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
I can't see that to be honest. Used a very well...

I can't see that to be honest. Used a very well regarded local MG Rover specialist who really knows his stuff. The box WAS low on oil before the change which he brought to my attention.

Before the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2016, 16:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
Right, so, this is beginning to annoy me now. Car...

Right, so, this is beginning to annoy me now. Car has been fine all week going to and from work. Went out in it the other night and it was doing the same thing at the same speed even under lighter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2016, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
Having driven home tonight I think it's when...

Having driven home tonight I think it's when there torque convertor locks up in 4th gear.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2016, 16:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sebastienclement
Autobox issues potentially.

Hi chaps,

Had my autobox fluid changed last week by a well respected MG-Rover specialist. He noted that the box was low on fluid before the change.

The box is now much smoother and quieter! I...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2016, 15:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Sebastienclement
I had Christmas Day, New Years Day and Today off....

I had Christmas Day, New Years Day and Today off. I'm not used to having 3 days off within a week and a half - I'm crawling up the walls today. Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2016, 12:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Sebastienclement
Little tip...

I drive my 75 day in day out mostly just commuting to and from work. It's a lovely place to be but sometimes I find myself thinking I might like something a bit more modern and up to date.

Over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2016, 10:33
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Sebastienclement
I'll give this a go. Do I adjust at gearbox end...

I'll give this a go. Do I adjust at gearbox end or selector end?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2016, 10:13
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Sebastienclement
Autobox randomness

Happy new year chaps!

Just a quick one to run past you all. In the past week or so my CDT auto has developed a strange fault. When moving the lever to D, the red selector light does not illuminate...
Forum: Items Wanted 4th December 2015, 10:19
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Sebastienclement
Scuttle panel clips...

has anyone got any scuttle panel clips laying around? Could do with a couple to keep as spare!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2015, 21:04
Replies: 13,030
Views: 1,285,279
Posted By Sebastienclement
New tyres all round and Hunter 4-wheel alignment...

New tyres all round and Hunter 4-wheel alignment for mine today :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2015, 20:26
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Thanks gents. All getting a bit costly this...

Thanks gents. All getting a bit costly this month! Suspension work, alignment, tyres and now these jobs :p
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2015, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
I do have a fore-aft squidge noise...

I do have a fore-aft squidge noise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2015, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Sebastienclement
Impending Autobox Epic Failure?

Hello chaps,

Quick questions, only noticed this yesterday with my CDT auto. A couple of times when coasting (in D, but revs at idle) to a roundabout, then putting my foot back on the accelerator...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2015, 18:35
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Sebastienclement
I think could be a tensioner / pulley? IIRC...

I think could be a tensioner / pulley? IIRC there's one that's notorious for going and causing an awful clatter on the CDT.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2015, 18:09
Replies: 35
Views: 2,888
Posted By Sebastienclement
That's REALLY nice! And not something I'd ever...

That's REALLY nice! And not something I'd ever have thought of!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2015, 16:55
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sebastienclement
I have had the pleasure of meeting Phil this...

I have had the pleasure of meeting Phil this afternoon who was an absolute gent and had the boot open in a couple of minutes. Absolute gent!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2015, 16:55
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sebastienclement
Thanks to everyone for their help.

Thanks to everyone for their help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2015, 14:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sebastienclement
Could you PM me your number? Very kind and if...

Could you PM me your number? Very kind and if required I will make sure I see you right for your time & mileage.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2015, 13:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By Sebastienclement
In princes risborough. Recovery is here but he's...

In princes risborough. Recovery is here but he's not having much luck!
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