Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Showing results 1 to 150 of 656
Search took 0.10 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rab60bit
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By rab60bit
That strap comes along with the extinquisher....

That strap comes along with the extinquisher. I've got one of the later aluminium finish units in it's OEM box, waiting to be fitted (KDB000020 - Firemaster Flamebeater FM20BA) which is shrink...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By rab60bit
I would suggest it's a bit of what used to be...

I would suggest it's a bit of what used to be called 'poverty' preventing it sliding down the spindle, maybe was overtightened last time and the leaves of the taper have taken a slight set (or even...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By rab60bit
Bit of penetrating oil and a 1M stong arm plus a...

Bit of penetrating oil and a 1M stong arm plus a good hexagon socket should do the trick. I'm not sure of the socket size, just had a caliper across some new bolts I have in 'stock' - they are a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 22:10
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rab60bit
My handbook indicates F11, 5A 'mirrors' F18,...

My handbook indicates
F11, 5A 'mirrors'
F18, 5A 'mirror'
so it looks like there's just a common 5A fuse for O/S and N/S door mirrors and I've got either a faulty N/S glass or a wiring issue?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 15:10
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rab60bit
Bump on this, anyone - are there seperate fuses...

Bump on this, anyone - are there seperate fuses for the Mk2 skull cap mirror wiring circuit, if so where are they and what are their numbers please?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 14:46
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By rab60bit
I'm pretty sure Rimmers now only supply the...

I'm pretty sure Rimmers now only supply the condensor complete with dessicant pack
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2019, 16:27
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By rab60bit
Take it you mean the door mirror assembly. Never...

Take it you mean the door mirror assembly. Never done it but after door card and internal trim are removed it's just 3 screws (undone from the inside) that secure the triangular mirror assembly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2019, 23:05
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rab60bit
Door mirror question

Mk2 Contemporary SE with skull cap power fold. The O/S works perfectly.
The N/S mirror is the problem, it folds as it should but doesn't have any heat. I've cleaned/lubricated the terminal tags and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 08:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By rab60bit
I like the look of both the duotone and the black...

I like the look of both the duotone and the black 75's that he's selling.
I think our members are "putting down' the seller not the cars and as so often stated here - buyer beware. He's clearly 'a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2019, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rab60bit
Now now. I refer my response to your post 3 which...

Now now. I refer my response to your post 3 which was a retorical question concerning 'why did they....'.
Regards your initial question - yes, I might have and answer for you. I would suggest the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2019, 09:26
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By rab60bit
"We are where we are" is currently a popular...

"We are where we are" is currently a popular phrase. Bit of a pointless sort of observation considering the last labels would have been printed circa 14 years ago. I can't even read mine as the seat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 12:09
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By rab60bit
Last time I had the seat out was to fix the fuel...

Last time I had the seat out was to fix the fuel pump displacement issue. It actually took me longer to remove and replace the seat than it did to fix the fuel pump (had an aweful job trying to refit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 10:05
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By rab60bit
Where do you get the yellow one's from (and is...

Where do you get the yellow one's from (and is there an MGR part number or is it only a trade item)?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 18:00
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By rab60bit
I used a Seely polishing kit (IMHO a very good...

I used a Seely polishing kit (IMHO a very good buy with everything you need for the job). There is a sachet that contains the UV coating with specific instructions to keep the treated lens free of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By rab60bit
Ah. I would have thought a 3 piece (+2 clips) all...

Ah. I would have thought a 3 piece (+2 clips) all plastic assembly with a regular range of (say) 90C operating temperature is bound to have relative movement issues. Without reminding myself of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 12:02
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By rab60bit
I bought my KV6 Contemporary SE just over 6 years...

I bought my KV6 Contemporary SE just over 6 years ago with 118K on the clock and following the drive back to Cheshire from Southhampton discovered it was leaking into the 'V'. Bought all genuine MGR...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 12:57
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By rab60bit
Was that for your KV6? If so were you reasonably...

Was that for your KV6? If so were you reasonably happy with the noise levels inside and outside the car? Looks like what you got hold of in 2015 is still available at approx. +£8-10 more. I want a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 18:06
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By rab60bit
IPK help with OEM HiLine set up

I'm attempting to upgrade the ICE. Fitted a BMW widescreen boardmonitor and been playing about with a 'new' Mk4 sat nav drive that has what I think is a reader problem so it's connected but not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 09:50
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By rab60bit
Reversing camera

I want to pre-wire/install a reversing camera whilst I've got the boot lid liner off the Contemporary saloon and specifically fancy the type that doubles up as a registration plate lamp (IMHO...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 09:37
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By rab60bit
Have a search, probably in 'How to's' section. A...

Have a search, probably in 'How to's' section. A member published a really comprehensive write-up about 3 years back involving ovens, sharp objects and a procedure for re-sealing after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By rab60bit
Another exhaust query

Anyone got some data on the OEM noise level design targets for the 75.
I'm sure I read somewhere here that MGR (or was it BMW) spent a lot of time arriving at the cabin environment noise/comfort...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 13:33
Replies: 14
Views: 5,296
Posted By rab60bit
The wiper arm spring loading is the villian of...

The wiper arm spring loading is the villian of the piece so for a start don't entirely remove the spline nut (undo it at least a couple of turns) then once you've mastered the wiggling/tugging bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 09:35
Replies: 67
Views: 2,691
Posted By rab60bit
Frequently on m'ways but especially useful in...

Frequently on m'ways but especially useful in outer metropolitan areas where there are lots of cameras, reasonably straight runs with intersection traffic lights and variable/changable speed limits....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 21:03
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By rab60bit
Mk2 trim query

Long shot but does anyone know how many vehicles (75's or ZT's) were produced in trim code CBU - Grenadine red (Axis design) leather with red door card fabric in an ash grey environment. It's a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By rab60bit
If by linkage you mean the plastic moulding with...

If by linkage you mean the plastic moulding with a couple of metal threaded ball joints at the ends - that's a readily available BMW part, cost about £7 from a dealership. If the 'wishbone clip' is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 18:59
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By rab60bit
With cover removed they should just press out...

With cover removed they should just press out (push from outside and it should shift easily, try and 'pull' them out i.e. press from the inside and the tangs will just grip even tighter and make a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By rab60bit
I think there are two sizes, are replacements...

I think there are two sizes, are replacements readily available/still manufactured, if so from where (in UK hopefully)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:25
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By rab60bit
Mildew neutralisation

Had to replace the 21W bulb in the O/S light cluster today on the Mk2 Contemporary.
The inner rear wing liner (the one with the sat nav drive cut-out) had some visible white marks on it but after...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th May 2019, 21:37
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By rab60bit
Jim, it's 4:3 (not sure if it's a bit stretched...

Jim,
it's 4:3 (not sure if it's a bit stretched but wide black side strips and narrow black strip top and bottom) ), the X5 splash appears to be a proportional full screen. I'll be in touch
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th May 2019, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By rab60bit
Jim, Just wanted to prove/quick check that the...

Jim,
Just wanted to prove/quick check that the new drive was 'working' normally as the vendor is now on holiday (I hope it's just a holiday....) in Spain. At this moment I'm not sure what I've...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 20:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By rab60bit
The seals are quite critical. Regular operation...

The seals are quite critical. Regular operation of the system (which is also a form of lubrication) prevents the seals from deterioration - usually hardening or cracking which eventually leads to...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th May 2019, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By rab60bit
Sat nat drive

I've just fitted a Mk4 DVD drive unit (ex BMW X5). It seems to work and the BMW 16:9 bordmonitor is displaying OK. I found a BMW disc in the unit (it ejects and accepts a disc OK) but it's not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 13:20
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By rab60bit
pedro444

Pete, you have a pm would appreciate response
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 21:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By rab60bit
Yup, that's where I got my clip and seal - and a...

Yup, that's where I got my clip and seal - and a full set of fitting instructions were included
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 00:15
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By rab60bit
Jim, Sorry, just spotted it - somehow not seen...

Jim,
Sorry, just spotted it - somehow not seen your post. That's a very kind offer, I think I've found a 2002 Mk4 unit but I'm not around just now. Can I drop you note when I'm back
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 09:33
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By rab60bit
The guys on here will do a good job for you but...

The guys on here will do a good job for you but it's at a justifiable charge so do have a good look for the chip first. If you 'lobbed it' still inserted into the old case then you've got a chance...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2019, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By rab60bit
Wot he said. Depends on the type of whine but you...

Wot he said. Depends on the type of whine but you can have it leak checked/lubricated and recharged for a quite modest sum (look for a recommended local mobile service/independent garage before you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 10:12
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By rab60bit
Wheel codes, Bletchley?? Are you pulling our...

Wheel codes, Bletchley?? Are you pulling our rotors!
It only takes a couple of minutes, why not try checking Rimmers, they have rehashed their website but at one time all the steering wheel part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 19:39
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By rab60bit
Mk4 sat nav drive upgrade

I'm looking around for one of these and found a unit listed as off an X3/5 or E53?
The advert states that it might need coding, does anyone know if this is a fact, I would have thought they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By rab60bit
Is that not the correct item in image 1?

Is that not the correct item in image 1?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 08:40
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By rab60bit
That's what I hadn't appreciated. I'm sure I saw...

That's what I hadn't appreciated. I'm sure I saw a complete write-up here with images showing the display changes as the various upgrade options were added but I can't find it. Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 13th May 2019, 21:33
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By rab60bit
BM54 upgrade to HK HiLine

The BM54 remote radio/amplifier chassis is a liitle different to the standard HiLine VDO Siemens unit and the mounting bracket for the radio/amplifier located in the wheel well has to be modified....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 21:23
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By rab60bit
Bit of advice on HK HiLine upgrade

I've now fitted a BMW 16:9 widescreen (Alpine with CD back) and tried it out with a BM54 Professional remote receiver/amplifier (Becker) fitted with a pin gender changer jumper loom (from AC...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rab60bit
A bump on this, anyone got one of these Mk2 later...

A bump on this, anyone got one of these Mk2 later style applique's stuck away in a corner somewhere
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/images/attach/jpg.gif FullSizeRender.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 00:33
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By rab60bit
Nice touch that, best of luck.

Nice touch that, best of luck.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 13:38
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By rab60bit
That's the impact sensor (accelerometer), think...

That's the impact sensor (accelerometer), think there are two different versions (orange or the later one is green - or 'tother way about) depending on year (with different connectors tabs).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2019, 18:01
Replies: 74
Views: 4,513
Posted By rab60bit
I fitted new OEM discs and pads about 2 years...

I fitted new OEM discs and pads about 2 years back (the old discs were worn, lipped and markedly grooved). The hand brake shoes were not in great condition showing slightly uneven wear but they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 19:07
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rab60bit
If you don't mind, thanks Mick pm me details

If you don't mind, thanks Mick pm me details
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 13:41
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rab60bit
Rear license plate applique

These are a bright chromed plastic moulding! Anyone got one of the above in good condition suitable for a Mk2 (has 'Rover' embossed across the whole width, picked out in black). Mine has got both the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 13:34
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks. I'll obtain a Mk4 DVD reader when I have...

Thanks. I'll obtain a Mk4 DVD reader when I have a bit more spare dosh, I know that is straight plug and play.
What I need to know is where I can obtain the correct tuner/amp. converter lead(s). I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 23:29
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks, and yes I'd read elsewhere that the...

Thanks, and yes I'd read elsewhere that the bracket might have to be modified. The adaptor product description reads BM24 to BM54, is this the same as Rover (I didn't note the original tuner details)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 19:38
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rab60bit
OEM 2004 spec. Harmon Kardon on my SE Contemporary

I've gone mad and just fitted a BMW Alpine 16:9 bordmonitor (with CD back) and there's a flat pin BM54 Professional tuner/amp winging it's way to me.
I just want plug/play to get started so I...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 27th April 2019, 11:06
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By rab60bit
Hi-line OEM 'upgrade'

I'd like to give my Contemporary SE Hi-line an OEM-like update, in particular the sat. nav. I've had recent random issues with the radio and eventually found that the aerial ISO plug on the tuner in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2019, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By rab60bit
No headlight powerwash either, think they are...

No headlight powerwash either, think they are 'standard' SE spec.?
But I have to say it looks in really good condition, just don't have the cash to spare at the moment and I'm pretty sure the Mrs...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 25th April 2019, 20:33
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By rab60bit
ISO male arial plug HELP

My HiLine been playing up and it's obvious what the problem is when I eventually found the tuner in the wheel well! Water has rotted the arial plug (conveniently situated close to the 'water line')....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By rab60bit
There is a also 5A fuse in the tuner/receiver -...

There is a also 5A fuse in the tuner/receiver - in my Contemporary with HiLine that's located at the rear of the spare wheel well.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2019, 20:18
Replies: 85
Views: 2,015
Posted By rab60bit
"Gaining access" is not enforcable in terms of...

"Gaining access" is not enforcable in terms of obstruction, preventing egress is a different matter however - but depends on the cop on the spot. I believe many forces have standing instruction not...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2019, 21:43
Replies: 85
Views: 2,015
Posted By rab60bit
It is 'illegal' to drive on a footpath (see...

It is 'illegal' to drive on a footpath (see RTA's) - somehow that is not translated by cops/and others who can do something about it into "..and how did you manage to lift your vehicle onto the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 15:11
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks, I had a quick read of my Haynes (which I...

Thanks, I had a quick read of my Haynes (which I don't use a great deal) last night and then realised exactly where to look!!:getmecoat: I'll give it a coat of looking at later on and let you know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 20:01
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rab60bit
Nothing like that in my wheelwell. Must be...

Nothing like that in my wheelwell. Must be different on Contemporary SE HiLine saloon models. The laid-up Contemporary SE Tourer HiLine has some electronic bits in the O/S wheel arch area (amp +...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 18:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By rab60bit
Please go read Post No.3. Re-routing per the MGR...

Please go read Post No.3. Re-routing per the MGR TB recommendation really does fix the intermittant SRS light fault with one proviso - the wires on the plug connectors are really fine gauge and our...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rab60bit
I've had a quick look in the spare wheel well...

I've had a quick look in the spare wheel well today - there is some clear water swilling about (it's parked with N/S elevated on a footpath) so the water, about a 1/4 cupful, has collected on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 15:43
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By rab60bit
I used the Sealey kit (identical, just different...

I used the Sealey kit (identical, just different packaging) - everything you need and quite reasonable price....but exactly what's in the little coating sachet?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 15:22
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By rab60bit
I'm pretty sure it's an optional setting,...

I'm pretty sure it's an optional setting, certainly on the HiLine, but I think it works as a volume increase when the car is cruising at some pre-set speed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 15:16
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By rab60bit
Wow again, the whole lot in a box. Jon if you are...

Wow again, the whole lot in a box. Jon if you are reading this would you mind passing on the supplier details because (if they are the 'manufacturer'), pound to a penny they also provided the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 15:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By rab60bit
These are supplied (MGR originally and to this...

These are supplied (MGR originally and to this day by Rimmer Bros.) as part of the repair kit for the airbag plugs under the front seats. I used them to fix the dreaded SRS light problem that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 10:09
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By rab60bit
Pic 3 looks all brand new....where did you get...

Pic 3 looks all brand new....where did you get the brackets from?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 00:31
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By rab60bit
I know what you mean..... arrived relaxed, in...

I know what you mean..... arrived relaxed, in style and 75 comfort and happy the old girl 'did it again' - the world is Contemporary SE shaped:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 00:11
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rab60bit
HK Highline radio issues

Anyone had similar issues and fixed.
Started with FM (Classic FM is my station of choice) acting up, initially working as normal then usually after some 5 or so minutes developed a deep drone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 19:44
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By rab60bit
There is plenty of advice here but just spend...

There is plenty of advice here but just spend £8-9 on a kit off e-bay, apart from appropriate abrasives some kits have a portable drill adaptable polishing mop, grinding paste and polycarbonate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rab60bit
Yup, that worked and I can access the website but...

Yup, that worked and I can access the website but then I got a similar warning each time I tried to open a post! I've now added an 'exception' override to the warning and things seem to be normal but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 10:05
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By rab60bit
having issues accessing the wbsite….

I use Firefox, it's been fine until very recently when I've been getting this
"The owner of the75andztclub.co.uk has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2019, 00:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By rab60bit
There are two types of underseat plugs - early...

There are two types of underseat plugs - early type (up to maybe 2001/2) is bigger and the metal connectors prone to seat foam outgassing causing tarnishing/corrosion. Later type is smaller and MGR...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 18:28
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By rab60bit
Are you taking the proverbial Michael...

Are you taking the proverbial Michael Dorchester2....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2019, 14:09
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By rab60bit
I was given a tip by a mechanic some years back...

I was given a tip by a mechanic some years back that if you have fabric (furry) window seals, open the window fully, give the seal a good wipe with a damp cloth (or if dry, a soft brush) and then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2019, 19:14
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By rab60bit
If you've checked that the switch is functioning...

If you've checked that the switch is functioning correctly it could be that the bonnet latches are not fully across the bonnet pins. I'd try slackening the two latch mechanisms (from memory 2x 5mm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2019, 21:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By rab60bit
Nothing wrong with FAG bearings (FAG Kugelfischer...

Nothing wrong with FAG bearings (FAG Kugelfischer AG (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAG_Kugelfischer_AG), Schweinfurt) now part of SNR. Worked closely with them in the 80's/90's on specialised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2019, 23:38
Replies: 74
Views: 4,926
Posted By rab60bit
That was well spotted. At that price it's far...

That was well spotted. At that price it's far more than you could get from Rip Off Bros. for the smallest possible item they offer - their postage charges are outrageous but what choice does one have.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2018, 13:02
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By rab60bit
Is it a raw fuel (petrol) odour or perhaps a...

Is it a raw fuel (petrol) odour or perhaps a rather sickly oil/exhaust fume smell. If it's the latter then check all the black plastic push in/on engine vent pipes under the engine cover (two...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2018, 22:53
Replies: 109
Views: 4,695
Posted By rab60bit
Hello everyone. Some very interesting stuff on...

Hello everyone.
Some very interesting stuff on the subject, keep the EV comparisons coming 'cos I'm a newbie dumkopf on the subject.
I know it's something that may not be quite so much of a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2018, 11:56
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By rab60bit
I used the Sealey kit a few weeks back in...

I used the Sealey kit a few weeks back in preparation for a late November MOT renewal.
This would have been the second time I'd 'refurbished' the lens, the first time was a DIY effort using a wide...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 18:53
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By rab60bit
Sounds similar to the issues I had with my V6 a...

Sounds similar to the issues I had with my V6 a few months back.
Out of the blue, sounds like it's trying to fire but just not quite making it - maybe in-tank fuel pump separation/orange clip...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 19:43
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By rab60bit
Wot he said:D. Just changed mine yesterday...

Wot he said:D.
Just changed mine yesterday after +14K covered from the previous oil/filter change and same oil; semi-synthetic 10/40 £12/5L including delivery from same supplier.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2018, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By rab60bit
MOT time

What a good day for my Contemporary SE 2.5 manual, approaching 157K and a nice (almost) clean 'Pass', apparently some rust on the rear springs was worth a mention.
Last year it was slight play in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2018, 00:26
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By rab60bit
I've ordered a couple off Brit Car at a whopping...

I've ordered a couple off Brit Car at a whopping +£5 each but i'd rather have them aroun in case the old one's are bu....ed.
Rimmers illustrations don't show any washers, seems a bit odd, are none...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2018, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By rab60bit
Maybe someone is gathering data whilst you trawl...

Maybe someone is gathering data whilst you trawl through 40 images thinking either 'it's going to get harder.......' or 'aren't I clever':D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By rab60bit
Manual gearbox drain and level plug

Anyone know where I can obtain a couple of new plugs and washers. Looks like part number is TRL100070 but I've come up blank in my searches. Listed with picture on Rimmers but showing NLA
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 10:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,355
Posted By rab60bit
Would you consider all the above essential for a...

Would you consider all the above essential for a diesel but perhaps not for the V6. Do DMF's complicate the wear and tear aspects of related components like input shaft sleeve and seal.
Not tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2018, 16:13
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By rab60bit
Manual gearbox oil

I'm having engine and gearbox oil changes and been quickly scanning around for Texaco MTF 94 which is a bit like trying to find a unicorn.
Anyone know if it's available in 1L or 2L sizes and who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2018, 09:18
Replies: 42
Views: 2,355
Posted By rab60bit
I don't need one at the moment and Rimmers would...

I don't need one at the moment and Rimmers would probably have been the last place I would have looked anyway but any idea why the 2.5 version (which is also specified for the 1.8 turbo - is the 2.0...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2018, 09:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By rab60bit
Pleased to hear things are getting back to...

Pleased to hear things are getting back to normal; take the time, best wishes for a full recovery.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2018, 22:23
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By rab60bit
The 190 airbox (and filter) is the same animal as...

The 190 airbox (and filter) is the same animal as the standard 2.5 airbox but post filter is a bigger outlet and the shannon tube is 90mm diameter (vs 80mm, I think that = +26% volume) and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 21:10
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By rab60bit
KV6 air filter mod

I've been considering fitting a 190 air filter/intake arrangement to my 2.5L SE manual 177ps.
Anyone bothered trying it and have they seen any performance improvement?
I would assume consumption on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2018, 18:28
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By rab60bit
One thing for certain - it's different, so I...

One thing for certain - it's different, so I guess they've achieved what they set out to do.....wonder if it went for the magic £499?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2018, 20:27
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By rab60bit
I don't like doing down genuine sales but it's...

I don't like doing down genuine sales but it's got an MG rear bumper, says SE spec. but 'poverty' level maybe, no Hi-line, HL wash, powerfolds or sunroof and SORN - and, IMHO that's a lot of work...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2018, 19:29
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By rab60bit
Are these the same product as fitted OEM up to...

Are these the same product as fitted OEM up to 2005 or are they the newer (but interchangeable) Chinese OEM version
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2018, 19:05
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By rab60bit
HMS Queen Elizabeth 3 part series - the Flat Tops saga

With apologies to OP Borg Warner on recent closed thread.
At your suggestion I've started my own...and it's a different subject since I was accused of going off the last one!
I had no intention of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 17:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By rab60bit
Had a quick look and there are at least two...

Had a quick look and there are at least two types, any chance you have a part/rating desciptor or even what you were charged?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2018, 14:53
Replies: 40
Views: 4,112
Posted By rab60bit
I'm a keen supporter of our forces and defence,...

I'm a keen supporter of our forces and defence, nothing like it to project power despite our much reduced status to deliver such.
This particular branch of pantomime is likened to watching paint...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2018, 14:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By rab60bit
I'm also interested moving to white LED. Are...

I'm also interested moving to white LED. Are there any error free types (that also fit straight in) in the 'real' white 4200K range, the 6000K product is too bright for my preference.
Forum: Items Wanted 19th September 2018, 15:31
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By rab60bit
One here...

One here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 19:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,930
Posted By rab60bit
Don't be like that. Lovely car :drool4:and some...

Don't be like that.
Lovely car :drool4:and some legal plates for the MOT will do the trick if you decide to take it for a spin and run the gauntlet...oh, and I don't like red at all but who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2018, 10:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By rab60bit
:clap::clap:

:clap::clap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2018, 10:13
Replies: 57
Views: 4,800
Posted By rab60bit
Static/unloaded and in a cool, probably...

Static/unloaded and in a cool, probably shaded/dark dry storage zone doesn't represent the normal life of a tyre. They usually 'live and work' in a harsh environment exposed to all sorts of chemical...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2018, 10:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By rab60bit
The lights certainly do not 'dim' on wash cycle...

The lights certainly do not 'dim' on wash cycle with Xenons or any outher source. Regardless, light output remains constant, I'm pretty certain it is the defraction due to the intense wash liquid...
Forum: Social Forum 31st August 2018, 09:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By rab60bit
Hope you get pleasure from your new ride, each to...

Hope you get pleasure from your new ride, each to his own.
Apart from a slight 'Bentley' look about the grill/front end (and at a distance, even the badge) it's typical US bling. Lots of bells and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2018, 20:34
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By rab60bit
Eventually did the job over the Bank Holiday...

Eventually did the job over the Bank Holiday weekend - not all in one go I might add.
Believe it or not it took me longer to remove the rear seat cushion (I've got the Contemporary black leather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2018, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By rab60bit
You're correct. Every 5th windscreen wash you'll...

You're correct. Every 5th windscreen wash you'll get a headlight wash. It's probably more noticable on dipped xenon as the projection is much shorter/closer/more dispersed light than the higher, full...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2018, 20:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By rab60bit
I looked into this a few years back and recall...

I looked into this a few years back and recall most concrete floor paints specified some sort of surficant pre-treatment. Sorry can't recall any brand names etc. but the stuff we ended up using was a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2018, 01:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By rab60bit
I've a similar issue that struck without warning...

I've a similar issue that struck without warning Monday. Trikey spotted the tell tale symptoms I described and put me right, ordered my repair kit Tuesday, should arrive in the morning post which is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2018, 23:11
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By rab60bit
Indulge me, this is all new. Does that mean the...

Indulge me, this is all new. Does that mean the replaceable fluted 'paper' filter insert has come apart - so that = fuel starvation or blockage?
Found the bits on Rimmers, apart from the actual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2018, 18:05
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By rab60bit
Help, she won't start...

2.5 Contemporary SE manual. It seems to be firing but the best I can manage is a few stutters, same symptoms each time I try just more (or fewer) stutters each attempt. No obvious warnings, it was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2018, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By rab60bit
Wot he said. Plenty advice on here regards fixing...

Wot he said. Plenty advice on here regards fixing intermittant light faults. IMHO just don't go cutting off the underseat connectors, in most cases they work fine and just need some TLC; there is an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2018, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By rab60bit
Horners in Swinton, used them once to check an...

Horners in Swinton, used them once to check an air bag light fault - not really impressed - they were 'helpful and willing' "..did I want any options adding/removing sir" but eventually made a much...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2018, 13:25
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By rab60bit
No idea why the link wasn't...I've just tried it...

No idea why the link wasn't...I've just tried it using the original post, it's live but not taking you to the right item
Yup, that's the one
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2018, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By rab60bit
Wow, almost poverty spec...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Rover-MG-/18262/i.html
£5500 and 5k miles/ two owners. Looks nice, is this good news and improving values for our cars?
Forum: Was it you? 5th July 2018, 09:27
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By rab60bit
As I said, I've got the reg. what's the website...

As I said, I've got the reg. what's the website protocol and which member has all data.
Forum: Was it you? 4th July 2018, 18:49
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By rab60bit
Sorry, with all these device colour rendition...

Sorry, with all these device colour rendition variations I should have given a bit of a hint - it's a very light blue (which didn't change with viewing angle) so it could be pearlescent, it didn't...
Forum: Was it you? 4th July 2018, 15:21
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By rab60bit
Av54..d

Connoisseur at Handforth Dean shopping in 'drop-off/pick-up' parking zone outside Boots
Bit of a dink in O/S front door panel but very nice; custom rear number plate with union/chequer flag in top...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2018, 00:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By rab60bit
I had an issue prior my last MOT (the clip to the...

I had an issue prior my last MOT (the clip to the suspension arm had corroded away and the stainless steel replacement that I'd guessed at seemed to cause the sender arm to rub on the front drive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2018, 20:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,388
Posted By rab60bit
Must have missed it! Doubt there would be all...

Must have missed it! Doubt there would be all that many still kicking around anyway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2018, 09:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,388
Posted By rab60bit
Does the alloy 825 inlet manifold just bolt-on as...

Does the alloy 825 inlet manifold just bolt-on as a direct replacement for the R75 plastic job?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By rab60bit
Ho ho.....

Ho ho.....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2018, 10:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By rab60bit
Can't advise where but the last (and only) time I...

Can't advise where but the last (and only) time I had to get a replacement key I obtained a new Valeo blank (off e-bay) and had it cut by a local 'highstreet' independant locksmith - I think that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2018, 10:18
Replies: 83
Views: 8,927
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks to T16 (and RattyB). Removing the...

Thanks to T16 (and RattyB).
Removing the glovebox is the certain way to get into the recirculation vent/fan (which is hidden at the rear and top RH of the passenger footwell) - once you know where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2018, 19:09
Replies: 83
Views: 8,927
Posted By rab60bit
See my immediate previous post. Is the...

See my immediate previous post. Is the recirculation vent in the passenger footwell? If it's as I described, do I insert the 60cm long foam distribution tube horizontally into the vent as far as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2018, 16:51
Replies: 83
Views: 8,927
Posted By rab60bit
Had the same issue myself as it's not identified...

Had the same issue myself as it's not identified in Haynes either. Now I've re-read these very helpful posts - it's not an inspection 'plate', it's a plastic grill arrangement (to allow internal air...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2018, 15:04
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By rab60bit
You've got the grater cylinder on the wrong side...

You've got the grater cylinder on the wrong side :shrug: is all that's wrong......!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2018, 16:10
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By rab60bit
SkyWire TV Antenna

Anyone here had experience of these?
Based in US (New York), claims you can watch most/many channels (cable??) 'free'/legally using radio signal!
Offering this magic box (size about the same as a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2018, 15:48
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By rab60bit
:dung::rubbish:

:dung::rubbish:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2018, 18:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By rab60bit
Now delayed - bit like leaves on the line or...

Now delayed - bit like leaves on the line or wrong kind of snow and modern loco units - wrong kind of rain in the Atlantic!
Never mind they're only ship borne aircraft so any sort of adverse weather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2018, 11:17
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By rab60bit
'What he said'. Mostly correct but I believe the...

'What he said'. Mostly correct but I believe the (is it IE regulation?) which must go back about 15 years stipulates xenons should have self levelling to compensate for 'nominal loading height...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2018, 22:17
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By rab60bit
Depending on the sensor (BMW part), for auto...

Depending on the sensor (BMW part), for auto levelling you'll require either a front and rear suspension mounted pair or a rear only (which was fitted to very late cars, I think mid. 04-05). Each...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2018, 10:06
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By rab60bit
I think you'll find the sensor is mounted on the...

I think you'll find the sensor is mounted on the upturn part of the floorpan pressing, below/around the line of the 'B' pillar.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2018, 23:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By rab60bit
This probably applies to much earlier cars also...

This probably applies to much earlier cars also but on later cars with the smaller plug/socket arrangement up to VIN RJ336240:- if the SRS light wiring lead isn't routed/secured correctly any small...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2018, 10:06
Replies: 104
Views: 9,827
Posted By rab60bit
I'm waiting for the tech. guys to sort the...

I'm waiting for the tech. guys to sort the Certification but so the team know -
in my case Firefox just blocks, Safari will let me in but with a warning which is why I can make this comment
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2018, 16:41
Replies: 104
Views: 9,827
Posted By rab60bit
Yup. Tried just now with Firefox and got blocked...

Yup. Tried just now with Firefox and got blocked (with option that I "could learn more"). Switched to Safari and it was just as normal.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2018, 21:20
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By rab60bit
Facelift 75 in......Ice Green?

That there ain't a facelift ir it...!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2018, 18:15
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By rab60bit
Forté engine treatments

I'm coming up to an oil/filter change in a couple of K's and whilst waiting for a puncture repair to be done this morning read through some sales pitch blurbs on the above products.
Anyone got a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2018, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,277
Posted By rab60bit
I believe the earlier bullet shaped mirror...

I believe the earlier bullet shaped mirror assemblies can be dismantled but on the later skull cap mirror the whole assembly consists of the mirror housing and a triangular shaped stanchion (mounting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2018, 20:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By rab60bit
I've got a new facelift vinyl adhesive badge and...

I've got a new facelift vinyl adhesive badge and 3 of the V8 3-D type - I'm waiting for the better weather but as yet still not sure yet which version to use.
I reckon the reason we get 'fading' is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2018, 22:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By rab60bit
I'd have given that a second think too.

I'd have given that a second think too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2018, 11:20
Replies: 83
Views: 7,144
Posted By rab60bit
It's really a shame two respected members have...

It's really a shame two respected members have become so bitter - about a technical issue!!
Why not agree to disagree on this one point - you both make your arguments well and there doesn't appear...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2018, 11:44
Replies: 72
Views: 4,521
Posted By rab60bit
The mention of Brexit was only a brief response...

The mention of Brexit was only a brief response to that raised by a corresponding member - not the main subject matter, so apologies (an unashamed Brexiteer who rathers our elected Government...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2018, 18:08
Replies: 72
Views: 4,521
Posted By rab60bit
No chance, sorry. We're so deep in on this...

No chance, sorry. We're so deep in on this Lightening II deal the consortium just has to get it right - it's too big to fail for all customers but for the Navy it's a one trick pony.
So far it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2018, 12:57
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By rab60bit
Had the same issue last year, obvious/significant...

Had the same issue last year, obvious/significant wear on outer edge of both rear tyres (which had previously both been on the front and rotated to rear when I replaced the fronts). I don't by 'cheap...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2018, 12:34
Replies: 72
Views: 4,521
Posted By rab60bit
Secret news

Not new or secret 'news'. Previously reported last week, Astute Class attack/hunter killer on station in the Med. Not a surprise really, we either use Cyprus (our present capable 'aircraft carrier')...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2018, 08:59
Replies: 26
Views: 2,061
Posted By rab60bit
It looks very much like the top mount pressing...

It looks very much like the top mount pressing has stress fractured along the 'top hat' fold line first and then torn away from the partial welding to the inner wing.
Probably overstressed following...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2018, 13:03
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By rab60bit
Contemporary SE so you should have the black...

Contemporary SE so you should have the black sports seats. New cover(s) if available from Rip Off Bros. will require a loan from the World Bank...
A number of members have reported really good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2018, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By rab60bit
...and the front wheel drive...?:eek:

...and the front wheel drive...?:eek:
Showing results 1 to 150 of 656

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2019, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd