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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 04:17
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Trident
Very true! But but bikes with patina rarely win...

Very true!
But but bikes with patina rarely win rosette's unfortunately.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2019, 22:26
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Trident
I believe we have different interpretations of...

I believe we have different interpretations of restored.

I believe restored to mean stripped to the last nut and bolt and rebuilt so its in "as new " condition, or better than new in some cases....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2019, 18:28
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Trident
I haven't seen a restored car of yours as yet. ...

I haven't seen a restored car of yours as yet.

Projects yes, but nothing finished. Have you got any pics of a finished restoration?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2019, 17:20
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Trident
Restoring anything costs far far more then just...

Restoring anything costs far far more then just buying a really good one.

I know from my biking restorations.

Buy the best you can find.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Mike Trident
In the big scheme of things, oil, filters, etc...

In the big scheme of things, oil, filters, etc are cheap so why not keep it clean?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Mike Trident
I change my oil + oil filter every 7500, and fuel...

I change my oil + oil filter every 7500, and fuel filter every 2 years regardless of mileage.

75 Diesel
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 14:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree with you totally. My younger...

I agree with you totally.

My younger brother was in the police force for years, in fact he still works with then as a civilian. He is full of horror stories.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2019, 22:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mike Trident
At the side of my 1973 Kawasaki H2 750 triple...

At the side of my 1973 Kawasaki H2 750 triple that I restored and upped the power to 120 RWHP the GT750 was positively tame lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 09:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mike Trident
A few years ago a friend and I were both out...

A few years ago a friend and I were both out riding our bikes,( 1977 Suzuki GT750's) and I noticed a police car in my mirrors. It followed us for a mile or two, unfortunately we were heading to a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By Mike Trident
Having restored quite a few motorbikes, I know it...

Having restored quite a few motorbikes, I know it really has to be done this way.

You find that when you restore one part it makes the ones near to it look a hundred times worse.

Basically, ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2019, 20:16
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Mike Trident
It doesn't sound good, that's for sure.

It doesn't sound good, that's for sure.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 06:06
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Mike Trident
A similar thing happened to me about 10 years...

A similar thing happened to me about 10 years ago. I visited my daughter in my Renault master van. After about half an hour my daughter looked out of the window and asked "where is your van?" I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2019, 23:02
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Mike Trident
The crankcase ventilation system vents into the...

The crankcase ventilation system vents into the inlet, the oil build-up comes from there. If you have a leak at the joint, two things will happen.

1, the oil mist from the crankcase venting system...
Forum: Was it you? 14th July 2019, 09:58
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Mike Trident
Lidl Brighouse

A nice red MK1 ZT in the car park at Lidl in Brighouse Saturday 13th July?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 01:31
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Mike Trident
I remember reading something somewhere that when...

I remember reading something somewhere that when the 75 was launched some journalists said the door handles were sharp! No!, I am not making this up.

Perhaps they took the comments on board.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 17:25
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
I should actually read the instructions lol. ...

I should actually read the instructions lol.

I chose the asda sim because it only needs a pound on it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 06:02
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree, once it's gone, it's gone forever

I agree, once it's gone, it's gone forever
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 22:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Mike Trident
At least it has a small bonnet line gap lol

At least it has a small bonnet line gap lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 22:44
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
Hi Steve My temp gauge circuit board lives...

Hi Steve

My temp gauge circuit board lives there.

Did you come up with the best sim card for our use?

I eventually decided on a ASDA mobile pay as you go.

I will just need to fit it to a...
Forum: Was it you? 8th July 2019, 04:28
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By Mike Trident
Birch services

A very nice W reg dark blue 75 in Birch services (M62)
yesterday (07/07/19)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 18:43
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mike Trident
I was considering doing something along the same...

I was considering doing something along the same lines, but I an guessing they won't fit behind 16 INCH rover wheels
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 18:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mike Trident
If you manage to maintain a constant speed by...

If you manage to maintain a constant speed by reading the road well ahead the cruise is smooth. However if you have to loose 10 / 20 mph then let the cruise take you back up to speed, it fair...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 09:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mike Trident
You can't really compare the manufacturers...

You can't really compare the manufacturers figures when the car is not 100% standard.

Mine has a 160 remap, runs on fully synthetic oil and always has millers additive in the fuel tank.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 06:46
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Mike Trident
You selling it already Thomas?

You selling it already Thomas?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 23:23
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Mike Trident
That's kinda what I meant. I use the basic air...

That's kinda what I meant. I use the basic air con in our Suzuki all year round to keep the windows clear. It's just a case of balancing the temp manually with the heater control.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 14:18
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Mike Trident
In the 75 / ZT if you leave the climate control...

In the 75 / ZT if you leave the climate control on auto, the system is running pretty much all the time.

It was mentioned to me the other day, so I looked into it. Yes, it may not always be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 15:20
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine too is very smooth and very quiet. You can...

Mine too is very smooth and very quiet. You can hardly tell it's a diesel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 15:08
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
Sounds like you have the same unit as I have. ...

Sounds like you have the same unit as I have.

Where did you find to fit it?
It's big, mine ended up at the back of the glovebox.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 14:43
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
Hmmmm just had a read at that, looks like you are...

Hmmmm just had a read at that, looks like you are correct.

In which case I will use it until it stops then fit a pay as you go vodaphone sim. My wife has one in her phone (that she never uses) ....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 14:14
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
It won't have been fitted that long. Are you...

It won't have been fitted that long.

Are you sure it's outgoing calls/texts?

I believe it's to remain active, which it does as I send it a text now again just to check/show off it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 13:41
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine came with a EE sim included in the price

Mine came with a EE sim included in the price
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 16:23
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Mike Trident
End of the day, I spend maybe 5% of my time...

End of the day, I spend maybe 5% of my time looking at the outside of my car, and 95% behind the wheel. To me, it's the interior that's important. As it happens I own a Mk2 simple because it was the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Mike Trident
LOL i have owned 3 of the cars on that list ...

LOL i have owned 3 of the cars on that list

Fiat panda 100HP, bags of fun but feels like there is no suspension at all.

BMW Z3 2.0 VERY heavy to drive

Rover 75 Absolutely brilliant to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 10:18
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Mike Trident
Well you learn something every day. I...

Well you learn something every day.

I assumed the aircon would only fire up in cold conditions if you asked it to via the demist function.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 07:59
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Mike Trident
The car is clever in that under the circumstances...

The car is clever in that under the circumstances you mention, it doesn't start the fan blower until the engine temp is up to the 40's, so it's not blowing cold air at you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Mike Trident
If you are using "auto" surely the air con won't...

If you are using "auto" surely the air con won't turn on if it's 12 outside and your heater setting is on 21?

I presumed the auto setting used either engine heat / air con or a mixture of both as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2019, 23:57
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Mike Trident
In my opinion if the engine is cream crackered...

In my opinion if the engine is cream crackered nothing in a bottle will put it right.

If the engine is a good un, it won't need flushing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 23:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes I have the ZV7 Avon s fitted to mine. I...

Yes I have the ZV7 Avon s fitted to mine.
I found them to be quiet, and work well. Have them on the rear for about 18 months. Checked only today for any cracks or damage after reading one of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 08:39
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Mike Trident
Leather seats can literally become a pain in the...

Leather seats can literally become a pain in the A---:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2019, 21:45
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Mike Trident
Just had the brake fluid changed on our Suzuki, ...

Just had the brake fluid changed on our Suzuki, there is a noticeable difference in the feel of the pedal. Much firmer, and the brakes are keener.

Deffo going to change the fluid in the Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 14:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike Trident
That's incorrect, mine did that until it was set...

That's incorrect, mine did that until it was set up with 4 wheel alignment. All tyres run perfect now. It rolls easier and probably does more to the gallon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 11:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike Trident
Sounds like you may need a 4 wheel alignment...

Sounds like you may need a 4 wheel alignment check.

I have done over 10k miles with the Avon s on the rear and there is no sign of edge wear.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 08:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine are ZV7 in 16" by the way

Mine are ZV7 in 16" by the way
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 00:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mike Trident
I fitted a pair of Avon on mine, and they work...

I fitted a pair of Avon on mine, and they work ok.
I picked the Avon simply because they are highly rated in the wet, and at least it's a brand I have heard of.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Mike Trident
If it was my mother-in-law, I would have removed...

If it was my mother-in-law, I would have removed the rear doors before the journey, just for ventilation you understand. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 23:14
Replies: 16
Views: 1,511
Posted By Mike Trident
Works ok for me, I didn't have to sign in.

Works ok for me, I didn't have to sign in.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Mike Trident
Are you sure it wasn't some kind of carrier bag...

Are you sure it wasn't some kind of carrier bag that stuck to the exhaust pipe. I had a Renault Clio diesel years ago that was very prone to collecting plastic bags underneath. Some did smell very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Mike Trident
Well done that man, or men or would seem! ...

Well done that man, or men or would seem!

Leccy tape, hmmmm interesting lol.

You may get a little smoke if you are watching the pipe an blipping the throttle, they are old school cars after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 16:00
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Mike Trident
Relax, we are all in the same boat. It's a...

Relax, we are all in the same boat.

It's a dam good place to be, this site is just full of friendly people who are always willing to help, even in matters that aren't always to do with cars.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 23:06
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Trident
Perfect Arctic, I knew you would have one...

Perfect Arctic, I knew you would have one somewhere.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Trident
yes, they fit into grooves on the section of pipe...

yes, they fit into grooves on the section of pipe that pushes down into the top of the intercooler. If you look at the old postings below, there is a good photo of the hard plastic pipe that pushes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Trident
Unfortunately, with the standard thermostats, you...

Unfortunately, with the standard thermostats, you will be lucky if they stay on 5 mins.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Trident
The o rings fit onto the pipe where it pushes...

The o rings fit onto the pipe where it pushes into the top on the intercooler.

The air filter goes in as it comes, complete with the windsock lol
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 09:40
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine has these fitted, they were on when I bought...

Mine has these fitted, they were on when I bought it.

They work fine
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 05:54
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Trident
No, unfortunately more to it than that. Post 31...

No, unfortunately more to it than that.
Post 31 by Duotone is explaining it. Isolating the switch from the circuit board, pity the photos have gone. However, Duotone is still an active member.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 23:43
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Trident
It would appear at least one member knows how to...

It would appear at least one member knows how to do it!

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=159718
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Mike Trident
:clap::clap::clap:

:clap::clap::clap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 11:34
Replies: 60
Views: 3,324
Posted By Mike Trident
"It appears that some members speak with there...

"It appears that some members speak with there trousers full" lol Love it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 21:13
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Trident
I am sure you could probably gut the switches and...

I am sure you could probably gut the switches and remove the timer element, turn it into a simple on/off
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 15:53
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Mike Trident
I am not 100% sure what he gave me to lube the o...

I am not 100% sure what he gave me to lube the o rings.
It was a see through pale blue colour from what I remember.

They are an air con centre so I guess it was correct. Been ok for the last...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 11:24
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Mike Trident
Not answering your question, but these in theory...

Not answering your question, but these in theory would be better than the original fitment. For me the main problems with the original heated seats is the fact that they have a thermostat that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 21:40
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Mike Trident
When I was planning on changing my condenser, my...

When I was planning on changing my condenser, my local friendly garage de- pressurised the system for me and lent me a bottle of the oil that they put into the system, or I think that's what it was,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2019, 20:40
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine made strange noises on full lock when it was...

Mine made strange noises on full lock when it was a bit low on fluid. Topped it up, ok ever since.
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2019, 17:51
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mike Trident
Talking If you can't stand the heat, don't go into the...

If you can't stand the heat, don't go into the kitchen!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 13:48
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
Wired a 3.5mm audio socket into my radio (VDO...

Wired a 3.5mm audio socket into my radio (VDO CD413X). I just got fed up of trying to use those fm transmitter gadgets. I tried a few. I paid quite a lot for the last one but always had interference....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 13:08
Replies: 67
Views: 2,691
Posted By Mike Trident
I use mine as much as possible. You have to...

I use mine as much as possible. You have to anticipate further ahead, which can't be bad. I am sure it improves fuel consumption on a long journey.

I also think it helps a lot when the speed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 01:08
Replies: 60
Views: 3,324
Posted By Mike Trident
I generally fill up with sainsburys, and it runs...

I generally fill up with sainsburys, and it runs fine. I have used shell and BP in the past, again it runs fine.

However, the last couple of fill ups have been with Esso, and although it runs the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 22:07
Replies: 35
Views: 2,756
Posted By Mike Trident
I believe so, from what I have read the whole...

I believe so, from what I have read the whole bellhousing area is wider. So much so there is no room for the little footrest we have in the normal cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 18:54
Replies: 35
Views: 2,756
Posted By Mike Trident
Where would you get a v8 shell from?

Where would you get a v8 shell from?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 17:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike Trident
TVR Cerbera Nearly bought one about 15 years...

TVR Cerbera

Nearly bought one about 15 years ago, still regret not getting it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 17:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,756
Posted By Mike Trident
That's an auction starting price isn't it?

That's an auction starting price isn't it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 16:19
Replies: 82
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike Trident
Very true, Rovers never seem to be worth much, i...

Very true, Rovers never seem to be worth much, i guess they are just regarded as boring. The the cost of keeping them can easily end up more than the return , if any. There are much better cars out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 15:58
Replies: 82
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, but how much would you have spent to keep it...

Yes, but how much would you have spent to keep it in that condition
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 22:25
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mike Trident
You don't really turn it on as such. If you have...

You don't really turn it on as such. If you have it on auto, the car will work out what it needs. Mine is set at 21 Deg and I never change it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 14:26
Replies: 82
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike Trident
Not really Thomas A new bike with 200 bhp...

Not really Thomas

A new bike with 200 bhp is amazing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 13:36
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Mike Trident
Compare it with the other side.

Compare it with the other side.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 13:22
Replies: 82
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike Trident
Gold stars were rubbish back then and would be...

Gold stars were rubbish back then and would be even worse on today's roads.

Why they are worth so much I will never know. A rocket gold star was miles better.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 13:46
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Mike Trident
If it's the mk2 set-up it can't be fixed, you...

If it's the mk2 set-up it can't be fixed, you learn to live with it.

Or turn the music up lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 13:42
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mike Trident
Wink Mk 1 , mk 2 ?????? Is there a bike there? ...

Mk 1 , mk 2 ?????? Is there a bike there?

If you are looking at a bike you have problems
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 13:34
Replies: 82
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike Trident
Non really, we tend to look back with rose...

Non really, we tend to look back with rose tinted glasses on. Comparing my old cars to new ones just reminds me how rubbish they really were.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2019, 10:51
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Mike Trident
Check what Brian says, he knows his stuff. ...

Check what Brian says, he knows his stuff.

Normally the temp gauge not moving is a thermostat problem. However, if you have a faulty sensor who knows what the engine temp really is, the gauge...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 07:38
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Mike Trident
True! The seller says he paid over 2k for it a...

True! The seller says he paid over 2k for it a year ago, it will be at least 1500 I would have thought.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd June 2019, 03:58
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes it works but is prone to interference. Mine...

Yes it works but is prone to interference. Mine can connect to the phone via Bluetooth or cable, the cable is better. I can have problems when travelling, if there is a local radio station on a...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd June 2019, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Mike Trident
Mini 3.5 audi socket

Is it possible to wire a 3.5 audio socket into my
VDO CD 413X?

I have seen videos on YouTube where people have disconnected the CD internally and wired a socket to the connections.

The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 11:09
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Mike Trident
I did mine about 18 months ago and left them...

I did mine about 18 months ago and left them naked so to speak. Since then they have only needed a light polish once.

I do however put wax polish on them, perhaps the wax has a UVA protection.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 17:41
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Mike Trident
Marginal, just allows a little less movement. ...

Marginal, just allows a little less movement.
I actually doubt you could tell when fitted in isolation.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 15:55
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Mike Trident
PCV but it's not a filter at all. It's positive...

PCV but it's not a filter at all. It's positive crankcase ventilation, it's purpose is to remove the oil residue from the crankcase fumes and pass the oil back to the crankcase and feed the rest of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 13:58
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Mike Trident
I had the same problem when I moved last year.

I had the same problem when I moved last year.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 01:28
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Mike Trident
Just read it again! still not 100% what went...

Just read it again! still not 100% what went wrong with your car, but unfortunately, there are a lot more things that can go wrong with a car other than just a clutch or an alternator. By the way,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 01:07
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Mike Trident
You have lost me! has the clutch gone? or the...

You have lost me! has the clutch gone? or the alternator?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 00:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mike Trident
Haven't they done away with the really cheap road...

Haven't they done away with the really cheap road tax system now?

I think newer cars are back to about £145 a year for a little one.

May keep our 14 plate Suzuki a bit longer as it only costs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 23:06
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Mike Trident
I had mine done at a garage, it wasn't overly...

I had mine done at a garage, it wasn't overly expensive.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Mike Trident
Elbow grease lol I used egr spray, ...

Elbow grease lol


I used egr spray, followed by a pressure washer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 07:46
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Trident
He was driving a mk1 ZT I was in my mk2...

He was driving a mk1 ZT

I was in my mk2 Rover 75 going the other way.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 23:07
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Mike Trident
That would be my educated guess as well.

That would be my educated guess as well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 00:15
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Trident
Upper Hopton, or grange moor somewhere. I was...

Upper Hopton, or grange moor somewhere. I was heading to the kaye arms for lunch.

Starlight silver facelift 75.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 15:57
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Trident
Is that OTT as in blue ZT with white strip over...

Is that OTT as in blue ZT with white strip over the top?

That passed me today, going the other way.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 10:23
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Mike Trident
I like this too. I probably used far too...

I like this too.

I probably used far too much, but blasted a can into the sills and bottom of the rear wheel arch (front) after pulling the arch liner out of the way and clearing all the debris. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 23:14
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Mike Trident
Confused as well, don't take much tho:shrug:

Confused as well, don't take much tho:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 22:22
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
Perhaps I had fakes, it must be doing a lot of...

Perhaps I had fakes, it must be doing a lot of damage to the real manufacturers.

I guess, when I need some, the safest place to purchase will be the manufacturers.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 22:10
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Mike Trident
Brian, do you remove the sump plug on that to...

Brian, do you remove the sump plug on that to drain the oil, or suck it up with a pump?:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 21:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
When I change mine, I want it to be able to...

When I change mine, I want it to be able to stand on its nose. God knows what I will end up buying to achieve that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 21:32
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Trident
I wouldn't mind the high insurance if I could...

I wouldn't mind the high insurance if I could stay young lol
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 09:38
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
I make a point of looking specifically for meyle...

I make a point of looking specifically for meyle products.

Just fitted a meyle vortex pcv to my diesel. It looks like a quality product, as did my HD drop links.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 20:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
too true, it's a sad state of affairs

too true, it's a sad state of affairs
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 19:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
I'll explain what happened to my VW UP ...

I'll explain what happened to my VW UP

bought a pair of new discs on eBay, but thought I want so decent pads. Bought mintex, within 50 miles I had a serious brake judder. I couldn't be bothered...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 18:52
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
Changed the nearly new toilet roll pcv to a...

Changed the nearly new toilet roll pcv to a vortex type on my 75 diesel this evening.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 18:47
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mike Trident
I had a heap of trouble with mintex pads fitted...

I had a heap of trouble with mintex pads fitted to our VW UP a couple of years ago. Never ever again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 21:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mike Trident
I don't recall hearing my fan switch on in over 2...

I don't recall hearing my fan switch on in over 2 years of driving my diesel. They are cold-blooded to the point of fitting a Fuel burning heater for winter.

Just make sure your thermostat is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mike Trident
Do you have the original old silver resister...

Do you have the original old silver resister still fitted?

Visible through the radiator grill.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 16:03
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree, nothing changes anyway lol Apart...

I agree, nothing changes anyway lol

Apart from I need to order some bonnet stays as the originals have decided they don't want to hold the bonnet up every time lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 14:56
Replies: 46
Views: 2,924
Posted By Mike Trident
Must admit, 100k for a 62 is steep mileage. ...

Must admit, 100k for a 62 is steep mileage. Which has brought the value down no doubt.

I believe the older generation find it a bit difficult to get their head round 100k miles.

When I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 14:44
Replies: 46
Views: 2,924
Posted By Mike Trident
A friend of mine has a yaris with 220k miles, had...

A friend of mine has a yaris with 220k miles, had nothing significant as yet. Just regular oil and filter changes.

It just keeps going.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 07:03
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, that's what I'm after. Thanks

Yes, that's what I'm after.

Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 00:20
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Trident
Nope! Nothing wrong with the car, very low...

Nope! Nothing wrong with the car, very low emissions and no visible smoke. 6o mpg achieved on a run. Been on big Russ ' s t4 a couple of times.

I just get a dark area on the bottom of my bumper...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 01:07
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Mike Trident
Exhaust finishers

Has anyone ever fitted a pair of chrome/stainless exhaust finishers to their 75 diesel?

I really don't like the dark area on my bumper caused by the exhaust. I am forever cleaning the soot off.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 15:32
Replies: 140
Views: 13,109
Posted By Mike Trident
Once you take an interest in women, you won't...

Once you take an interest in women, you won't have time for these old cars.

We are only here cos the women are no longer interested in us lol.

That's my story anyway ha ha :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 10:40
Replies: 140
Views: 13,109
Posted By Mike Trident
When are you 17 Thomas? Are you planning on...

When are you 17 Thomas?

Are you planning on using this mini to learn to drive?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2019, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Trident
+1 alway as recommended

+1 alway as recommended
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Trident
Big Mac, fries and a coffee lol

Big Mac, fries and a coffee lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 00:49
Replies: 140
Views: 13,109
Posted By Mike Trident
Plenty of rules and regulations there for sure!

Plenty of rules and regulations there for sure!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By Mike Trident
My wife's small hands work great! Putting...

My wife's small hands work great!

Putting the 75 MG club badge at the bottom of the rear window was impossible for my hands too lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 12:55
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mike Trident
Yes, if it's signed that's a different matter. I...

Yes, if it's signed that's a different matter. I am just talking private houses.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 06:33
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mike Trident
In those circumstances, without signalling your...

In those circumstances, without signalling your intention, you could be sat waiting for ages because nobody would realise you wanted to join the que.

Slightly off topic, there is another one I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 20:28
Replies: 48
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mike Trident
As a driving instructor for 20 years, now early...

As a driving instructor for 20 years, now early retired.

We followed the highway code. Indicate if it will help or warn other road uses. Nobody there, don't need to signal.

I personally used to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2019, 18:28
Replies: 140
Views: 13,109
Posted By Mike Trident
There's another 5 years of work there.

There's another 5 years of work there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 13:55
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
I really like the green stuff pads, I use them in...

I really like the green stuff pads, I use them in my other cars. They will be going in the Rover when it needs them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 07:54
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
It's cold enough this morning lol Forcast...

It's cold enough this morning lol

Forcast the coldest may bank holiday in history. :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 05:18
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
Fitted a GSM system so I can control my FBH by...

Fitted a GSM system so I can control my FBH by text messages. It actually took quite a bit longer than a day in total due to the fact that I found that the water pump on the FBH was dead. This only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mike Trident
Mine are HD, my mistake, I thought it was only...

Mine are HD, my mistake, I thought it was only 2 years.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 16:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mike Trident
Agreed! They have 2 years warranty. I have...

Agreed! They have 2 years warranty.

I have had mine on for nearly a year, still like new.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2019, 09:11
Replies: 74
Views: 4,513
Posted By Mike Trident
I keep reading things on the internet and feel...

I keep reading things on the internet and feel rather guilty at times. Why? Because I have a perfectly working handbrake that would hold the car on the side of Everest.
Not my doing, it was like...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2019, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Mike Trident
There are plenty of smaller drain holes along the...

There are plenty of smaller drain holes along the full length of the sill
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 09:19
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By Mike Trident
It's obvious we are not all going to agree on...

It's obvious we are not all going to agree on this one lol.

I started using the vacuum method and am very happy with it. I have yet to see this so-called muck on any engine I have ever worked on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Mike Trident
Would that be the C63 AMG? Considering one...

Would that be the C63 AMG?

Considering one myself, before all the real cars are gone and everyone has gone electric.

We usually bring it upon ourselves, everyone wants cheap until it backfires...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 14:48
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Mike Trident
Replacement parts?

When I come onto this forum I often see people having problems with poor quality replacement parts that are just not up to the job.

I guess this can't be just a Rover / MG problem. Does it effect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2019, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mike Trident
More than likely it's simply the switches on the...

More than likely it's simply the switches on the clutch and brake pedal. They will want pushing down into contact position. Mine was the same.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Mike Trident
Thank you! If it's there it will be perfect!

Thank you!

If it's there it will be perfect!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Mike Trident
Easy route through the bulkhead

Is there an easy route to pass a thin wire through from the centre console area to under the bonnet on the passenger side?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 07:23
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Mike Trident
They are ok, but the way they work stresses the...

They are ok, but the way they work stresses the fuel pump. This may or may not be a problem.

Most people opt for the 160 remap, which gives you what you want, and gives the pump an easier life.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2019, 22:05
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Mike Trident
Paid £1750 for mine a couple of years ago. I run...

Paid £1750 for mine a couple of years ago. I run it on a daily basis, and would happily set off anywhere in it at the drop of an hat.

Done about 19k miles in it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 09:46
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Mike Trident
I purchased the nextgear hardwired kit for mine,...

I purchased the nextgear hardwired kit for mine, all hidden near the fuse box.

Next time I pull out my dash components I am going to rewire that cig lighter (that I would never use for cigs...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 18:58
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Mike Trident
I hardwired my Nextbase for that very reason. ...

I hardwired my Nextbase for that very reason.

Permanent live is a pita
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 16:16
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Mike Trident
I personally use Gulf formula G 5 - 40 fully...

I personally use Gulf formula G 5 - 40 fully synthetic.

Buy it complete with oil filter from Opie oils.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 16:11
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Mike Trident
Lol you have started it now

Lol you have started it now
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 14:41
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By Mike Trident
A first hand appraisal.

A first hand appraisal.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 14:25
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
Totally forgot to mention, i fitted a new water...

Totally forgot to mention, i fitted a new water pump to my FBH last week.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 14:22
Replies: 10,628
Views: 699,197
Posted By Mike Trident
I decided that as we have had a bit of a dry...

I decided that as we have had a bit of a dry spell, it would be a good time to clean out as much of the dirt as possible from my sills and bottom of the wheel arches.
Followed up by a good coating...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 14:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By Mike Trident
I agree totally, rust and poor quality...

I agree totally, rust and poor quality replacement parts will send more of our cars to the scrap heap than which way you choose to change your engine oil. Plus, any oil change has to better than non.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 08:39
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Mike Trident
AND, a mask over you nose and mouth! I was...

AND, a mask over you nose and mouth! I was coughing for days after wrapping my motorbike exhaust headers.
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