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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 22:01
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By roverbarmy
Lazy actuators.

Solved! Charged the battery and they all work first press now. Blooming lockdown!🤔😑

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 11:21
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By roverbarmy
Make sure that they look after you properly. I...

Make sure that they look after you properly. I went back into work after a long illness and I was supposed to have "support" with me. Twenty minutes after I started back, my "support" had to go to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 10:09
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By roverbarmy
Puts you off siphoning fuel!😲😱😧 Sent from my...

Puts you off siphoning fuel!😲😱😧

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 10:05
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By roverbarmy
Door actuator probably needs to be replaced. ...

Door actuator probably needs to be replaced. There is a how to on the forum somewhere if you use the search box.

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Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2021, 15:51
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By roverbarmy
If anything changes (including your orientation...

If anything changes (including your orientation etc !):D between now and then, you are supposed to let them know!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 13:40
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go Rav:- ...

Here you go Rav:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=122266&highlight=door+pull+cable
;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 13:00
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By roverbarmy
We live and learn:- ...

We live and learn:-
https://www.capitalremanexchange.com/causes-of-diesel-engine-smoke-by-color/
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 12:02
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By roverbarmy
I've always read smoke as follows:- White smoke...

I've always read smoke as follows:-
White smoke = steam
Black smoke = unburned fuel
Blue smoke = burned oil
:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2021, 11:34
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By roverbarmy
Some "guidance" from the gov:- ...

Some "guidance" from the gov:-


https://census.gov.uk/help/how-to-answer-questions/online-questions-help


From my info form:-
"We need your help with the census, which gathers vital...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 07:57
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By roverbarmy
Enjoy in good health. Looks lovely.:}

Enjoy in good health. Looks lovely.:}
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2021, 07:54
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By roverbarmy
Census 2021 ???

Just finished my census submission!!!! I can't believe what we are now being asked! Having researched some of my ancestry recently, I'm not sure that my grandparents would have been happy to be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By roverbarmy
Plug leads are known to deteriorate where they...

Plug leads are known to deteriorate where they attach to the plugs and also the carbon ribbon in the leads can break down. Any moisture on the leads then leads to spark tracking to earth by the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 11:33
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By roverbarmy
Try drilling a 3mm hole at the lowest point of...

Try drilling a 3mm hole at the lowest point of the back silencer box. When not run often, condensation accumulates there and can take ages to evaporate. The hole can be plugged with a self tapping...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 15:03
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By roverbarmy
I read somwhere about taking the blades off and...

I read somwhere about taking the blades off and soaking them overnight in mineral oil, then wipe clean and wash off with washing up liquid. It's supposed to "refresh" the rubber content! I've never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 16:31
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
Took my scrap to the tip, then cleaned the boot...

Took my scrap to the tip, then cleaned the boot of all the bits that dropped off en route! Thank heaven for my plastic mat!;) Gone are the days of cashing it in for a bit of spending money!!!! (:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By roverbarmy
Jack up remove wheel and brake pads. See if the...

Jack up remove wheel and brake pads. See if the noise is gone when you spin the wheel. If Yes it's brakes. If not it's bearing.

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Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2021, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By roverbarmy
Ouch! A bolt just fell out of the sky! Those...

Ouch! A bolt just fell out of the sky! Those pesky undertray fixings are a nuisance!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 11:43
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
It must be that time of year! Autoglym for me...

It must be that time of year! Autoglym for me too! Love it as it is easy to use and lasts well. You get what you pay for with polish!
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2021, 13:36
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By roverbarmy
Mr Potato Head now just Potato Head???

Whatever next?:shrug: I am becoming Victor Meldrew methinks!!!:duh::duh::duh:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56200811


:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By roverbarmy
Only use lubricants suitable for plastic/nylon ...

Only use lubricants suitable for plastic/nylon as lubes for steel can wear the socket! White grease type ?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2021, 12:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By roverbarmy
According to the site, all Land Rover petrol...

According to the site, all Land Rover petrol vehicles after 1996 are Okay so we should be fine.😉 We have the same engines.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 17:37
Replies: 42
Views: 1,533
Posted By roverbarmy
I cured the tap on my 1.8 K series by using a...

I cured the tap on my 1.8 K series by using a 5/40 oil instead of the 10/40. It gets around quicker on start up and exceeds the spec for the engine so is OK to use.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 15:44
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too! Clean as a whistle then wham! Filthy...

Me too! Clean as a whistle then wham! Filthy again. Filthy rain? Where did that come from? Southerly wind so must have come from London! 😉😆

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By roverbarmy
Absolutely. If there wasn't antifreeze and the...

Absolutely. If there wasn't antifreeze and the engine or radiator froze, the water expands when frozen and can burst pipes, radiator fins or crack the block, liners etc. Do you have any signs of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2021, 15:17
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By roverbarmy
Let's be honest folks, most of the car...

Let's be honest folks, most of the car manufacturers do not want your car to last. So long as it outlasts their warranties (which are often not what you think that they are) they will be happy to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 19:53
Replies: 56
Views: 4,144
Posted By roverbarmy
ACF 50 keeps corrosion at bay. I do mine at the...

ACF 50 keeps corrosion at bay. I do mine at the start of every winter. Also use it in the push fit connectors. Great stuff.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 19:51
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By roverbarmy
Are you sure that your anti freeze was correct...

Are you sure that your anti freeze was correct before the freeze? It's easy to forget to check it,

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Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2021, 15:10
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By roverbarmy
Nature Paying Back!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/56138188


That's what you get for years of pumping oil and burning it! My American uncle had a milkman with a V8 Chevy 454 delivery truck! :eek: Sounds like...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2021, 09:20
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By roverbarmy
Boeing, boing, boing! The more I read about...

Boeing, boing, boing! The more I read about their manufacturing methods the more I worry! It seems that when they were doing the "pickle fork" inspections the investigating technicians have found a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 21:38
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm guessing that I have not done the correct...

I'm guessing that I have not done the correct procedure for extracting and loading the driver for the lead. I used 7 zip.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
Yup! Sent from my SM-G903F using Tapatalk

Yup!

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
Tried it on a later laptop and it doesn't see the...

Tried it on a later laptop and it doesn't see the USB connection. No COM in the box at all. Doh.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2021, 11:04
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By roverbarmy
Great news. Small steps and look after yourself. ...

Great news. Small steps and look after yourself.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
Many thanks.I'll try putting Toaf on my newer...

Many thanks.I'll try putting Toaf on my newer laptop as that one is better at installing USB connected hardware.;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 14:37
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By roverbarmy
Toaf and Cowley cars?

Does Toaf work on early (1999) Rover 75 cars (V6). I got my old XP laptop out and the cable that I used to have for my 05 reg Rover 75 car. I downloaded Toaf. It connected to my lead on the COM...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 10:45
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By roverbarmy
It's always worth trying to move the piston back...

It's always worth trying to move the piston back by levering the metal part of the pad, then re-applying the brake a few times to see if it will free off. When I have had the problem I have found...
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 22:47
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By roverbarmy
I understand that there is a new Welsh variant in...

I understand that there is a new Welsh variant in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The BBC haven't reported it yet, as Huw Edwards and Alex Jones are away at the moment!:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By roverbarmy
My 3 ton trolley jack is on 4 wheels (2 fixed and...

My 3 ton trolley jack is on 4 wheels (2 fixed and 2 castor type) and always rolls so that it lifts straight up.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 19:39
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By roverbarmy
You need to see one of the specialists on the...

You need to see one of the specialists on the forum. No doubt someone will be along shortly. Key cutting is one thing but the programming of the fobs, needs the specialist equipment and parts off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 19:36
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By roverbarmy
Don't paint the tyres before it goes for MOT. ...

Don't paint the tyres before it goes for MOT. The tester that did one of my bikes got most upset when he got tyre paint all over the paperwork. He also said that it could have got onto the fabric...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 17:26
Replies: 58
Views: 2,482
Posted By roverbarmy
I had a facelift (Rover 75 !) and then bought a...

I had a facelift (Rover 75 !) and then bought a lower mileage Mk 1. Much better in my opinion. It looks like a Rover should! Smooth curves, chrome and walnut!;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 15:58
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By roverbarmy
The "professional" that serviced my last boiler...

The "professional" that serviced my last boiler put the retaining clips to the insulator blocks in the wrong way round. The insulator fell onto the burner, diverted the flame up the front of the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By roverbarmy
It will be our 50th in August. We hope to catch...

It will be our 50th in August. We hope to catch up on all the things we have missed out on over the last year! Time seems to go much quicker at this end of life!!! How I wish that I could get back...
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By roverbarmy
I wish you all well.;)

I wish you all well.;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 19:43
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember hiring an Imp in icy weather. It took...

I remember hiring an Imp in icy weather. It took off like a rocket but would neither stop nor steer with no weight on the front!:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2021, 19:36
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By roverbarmy
I did my ONC in imperial and my HNC in metric, so...

I did my ONC in imperial and my HNC in metric, so got quite good at converting or sticking with either, or. After retiring, I worked part time in a builders merchants and got quite used to the old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By roverbarmy
SGS jacking beam?

Does anyone use one of these? I don't like the look of the way it seems to sag on the extension pieces. It may be just the way that it looks on the pics. I'm tempted to knock something up out of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 16:00
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By roverbarmy
Just to be sure we all understand. My wooden...

Just to be sure we all understand. My wooden structure goes under my trolley jack when used on the rear central jacking point, to give it extra lift. I then use axle stands with reinforced rubber...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 15:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By roverbarmy
No! ............................ and I'm in no...

No! ............................ and I'm in no hurry to either! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 13:10
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
I fitted the new front numberplate this morning. ...

I fitted the new front numberplate this morning. 22 years had taken its toll on the old one which was almost see through in places! I got out my fixing kit to find that I had run out of white cups...
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2021, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm more of a Palaiokastritsa man myself! ...

I'm more of a Palaiokastritsa man myself!
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/ellada/ionian-islands/corfu/corfu-palaiokastritsa.html
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 12:50
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By roverbarmy
I'd be more inclined to get one if they just put...

I'd be more inclined to get one if they just put a Chinese name on it and stop trying to pretend that it's a real MG !

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 12:07
Replies: 83
Views: 4,198
Posted By roverbarmy
Who is the it that says "this" about dsg...

Who is the it that says "this" about dsg gearboxes? My son spent some time recently at a gearbox repair centre having his Renault van bearings replaced and the guy won't touch dsg boxes any more. He...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 10:46
Replies: 83
Views: 4,198
Posted By roverbarmy
Some very dodgy gearboxes around these days....

Some very dodgy gearboxes around these days. Bearings made of cheese. Very fussy on oil choices and regular changes. Auto boxes that have harsh changes or lose drive completely. A proper minefield!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 10:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By roverbarmy
There's nowt wrong with silver!😉 Sent from...

There's nowt wrong with silver!😉

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 17:26
Replies: 83
Views: 4,198
Posted By roverbarmy
May go for something like a Kia Sportage or a...

May go for something like a Kia Sportage or a Hyundai Ix35 for ease of access! Built like a brick outhouse I believe???

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 12:02
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By roverbarmy
ACF 50 is great! Just keep it clear of brakes!...

ACF 50 is great! Just keep it clear of brakes! Can be used near electrics too. Great for keeping aluminium free from corrosion.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By roverbarmy
Not in my house! :getmecoat:

Not in my house! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 20:22
Replies: 805
Views: 73,232
Posted By roverbarmy
I got the new numberplates out to put them on,...

I got the new numberplates out to put them on, couldn't feel my fingers, so put them away again! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By roverbarmy
I have one and as you say, they are fairly...

I have one and as you say, they are fairly accurate. If only I could find it! Should have hung it around my neck............. along with all the other spanners that I can't find! :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 15:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By roverbarmy
Just cut the narrow end off the drain. Sent...

Just cut the narrow end off the drain.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 12:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By roverbarmy
My plenum drain had an icicle on it yesterday! ...

My plenum drain had an icicle on it yesterday! At least it proves that something was running through it before the freezing temperatures!;) Well done Brian.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 20:29
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By roverbarmy
Think two lengths of 6 x 2 roughly 3" - 6" apart...

Think two lengths of 6 x 2 roughly 3" - 6" apart (or far enough to suit your jack), with some 2 x 2 screwed on top, over the whole width of the two planks, at the front and rear, to stop the trolley...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 19:46
Replies: 83
Views: 4,198
Posted By roverbarmy
I have always kept my eye on the used car market...

I have always kept my eye on the used car market for decent cars and spotted a lovely Toyota Avensis diesel only this week!


https://www.gumtree.com/p/toyota/toyota-avensis/1396365005


and if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By roverbarmy
Front wishbone rear rubber bush.

Front wishbone rear rubber bush.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 11:48
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By roverbarmy
Plus another 1😉 Sent from my SM-G903F using...

Plus another 1😉

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2021, 14:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By roverbarmy
I have always used 5/40 fully synthetic in my K...

I have always used 5/40 fully synthetic in my K series (1.8 and 2.0) to get a quick oil feed on cold mornings. It seems to solve the initial "tappet rattle" and it exceeds the original recommended...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 10:53
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By roverbarmy
Me too. I screwed together a couple of short...

Me too. I screwed together a couple of short lengths of 6 x 2 with a joining strip front and rear to stop the jack rolling off. My 3 ton jack then lifts high enough to put either ramps under the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 10:44
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By roverbarmy
Odor Eaters work well! :getmecoat::D

Odor Eaters work well! :getmecoat::D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 15:19
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By roverbarmy
I worked on funeral cars. Autoglym wax wash and...

I worked on funeral cars. Autoglym wax wash and towel dried. Always immaculate.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 10:10
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By roverbarmy
We had a dodgy gate leg table that used to...

We had a dodgy gate leg table that used to wobble. A couple of drink mats would sort it!


Don't you just love computers!:duh:


Keep up the good work. I have a spare lump hammer!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2021, 12:59
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By roverbarmy
Several useful sections amongst this lot:- ...

Several useful sections amongst this lot:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=75282
A "proper" MOT should pick up the common rust areas (sill ends, rear suspension units) and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2021, 09:54
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By roverbarmy
The rear exhaust box fills up with condensation...

The rear exhaust box fills up with condensation on short trips and takes aaaaaaaages to evaporate out. Try drilling a 3mm hole at the lowest point in the box and watch the water flow out. Stick a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2021, 09:49
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By roverbarmy
What is this snow stuff you are talking about?...

What is this snow stuff you are talking about? :getmecoat:
:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 18:32
Replies: 83
Views: 4,198
Posted By roverbarmy
I get "itchy feet" when laid underneath mine,...

I get "itchy feet" when laid underneath mine, fixing it but the "itch" is usually banished once I sit in it and drive it afterwards! Very pleased with the wife's Polo 1.2 normally aspirated petrol...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 15:59
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By roverbarmy
Scam Alert !

I spotted similarities with this, which I saw some time ago:-


https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1520550





Don't get caught out.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2021, 14:04
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By roverbarmy
... and finally!

Three into two does not go:-


https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/traffic/ex-police-want-two-lanes-on-ndr-roundabouts-7083506


Some sense at last!:duh:
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 3rd February 2021, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By roverbarmy
None of these answers are filling me with any...

None of these answers are filling me with any confidence! I am getting too old to do major repairs on anything! I have several friends and relatives who have also had caravans over the years and...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 21:39
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By roverbarmy
There will be some fine banter when he gets to...

There will be some fine banter when he gets to meet up with all his mates again. RIP Sir.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2021, 21:30
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By roverbarmy
Just tried my '99 Cowley Club and Yes, they tilt...

Just tried my '99 Cowley Club and Yes, they tilt and No, I never knew that! :D These cars never cease to amaze me!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2021, 09:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By roverbarmy
Cars of any make, getting to around 20 years old,...

Cars of any make, getting to around 20 years old, need some fettling to keep them sweet. Rolling around on cold, damp concrete or any other surface in the wintertime doesn't seem to be as much fun...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2021, 17:43
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By roverbarmy
Without fault codes, it's a bit baffling. They...

Without fault codes, it's a bit baffling. They should be there. Check the Shannon tube (under/behind front wing) to the air filter/filter box (under the air filter) if you have one. They can...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st February 2021, 12:23
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By roverbarmy
Non-leaking Caravans?

Over the years we have had several caravans and they all leaked and rotted the frame (even new ones). It's over 20 years since we had one. Have things improved?:shrug:
Forum: Photography Corner 31st January 2021, 21:52
Replies: 143
Views: 18,096
Posted By roverbarmy
Great pics. I have worked on most of the...

Great pics. I have worked on most of the vehicles in the pics. I seem to be doing a bit better than they are though! Well, most days!:D Those 6 cylinder Bedford engines were making around £500...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 21:48
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
You can tell that you're getting older...

You can tell that you're getting older when............ :getmecoat:#me too!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 15:21
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By roverbarmy
Ordered from DP thanks. Info much appreciated.

Ordered from DP thanks. Info much appreciated.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2021, 23:01
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By roverbarmy
I shall be needing a pair of plates this year for...

I shall be needing a pair of plates this year for MOT (including a smiley) so am watching this thread with interest. I looked on Ebay and they need to see original docs! No way am I sending my docs...
Forum: Humour Corner 30th January 2021, 21:36
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By roverbarmy
DIY expert

My good lady asked how to stop a flight of wooden stairs from creaking. I pointed out that we lived in a bungalow and didn't have any stairs. She told me that she was asking for her mother, so I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2021, 16:34
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe some dodgy fuel (water contamination)? ...

Maybe some dodgy fuel (water contamination)? Could be a number of things. If it running OK now, it's a wait and see then!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2021, 15:28
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By roverbarmy
Check fuel filter under back seat for coming...

Check fuel filter under back seat for coming loose. Check for water in plenum chamber flooding the ECU.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 18:05
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By roverbarmy
I removed the whole unit as above and found that...

I removed the whole unit as above and found that the greases in the unit had dried out over the years, causing it to stick. A quick clean with a cotton bud lubed with WD40, followed by a relube with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 16:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By roverbarmy
Nooooooooooooooooo! :eek: Too close for comfort!:D

Nooooooooooooooooo! :eek: Too close for comfort!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 16:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By roverbarmy
Without upsetting the apple cart, #metoo :D

Without upsetting the apple cart, #metoo
:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 16:10
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By roverbarmy
It may be best to check for any fault codes...

It may be best to check for any fault codes before trying to guess what may have happened.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By roverbarmy
Corgi?:getmecoat:

Corgi?:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2021, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By roverbarmy
I periodically go around the edges of both front...

I periodically go around the edges of both front and rear screen edges to clear out the crud. If you do it regularly, it's quite easy - just lift the outer edge with one finger and wipe along the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2021, 21:49
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
Washed, vacuumed, moved, all windows opened and...

Washed, vacuumed, moved, all windows opened and closed then admired! Fluids checked and parked up again!😉

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2021, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By roverbarmy
I thought that my car was an old man's car until...

I thought that my car was an old man's car until I replaced the VIS power motor! Vroom!

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Forum: Social Forum 27th January 2021, 15:41
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By roverbarmy
54 Days documentary

A good watch from the BBC :-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rqy2
I'll let you folks draw your own conclusions.
A good way to fill some time if nowt else!


Part 2 to follow!;)
Forum: Humour Corner 26th January 2021, 15:26
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By roverbarmy
It's a braw bricht moonlit nicht the nicht !:D

It's a braw bricht moonlit nicht the nicht !:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 19:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By roverbarmy
Many of the originals are still OK after 20 or so...

Many of the originals are still OK after 20 or so years. What does that tell you?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 19:13
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By roverbarmy
As said, minimise the contact. If you need to...

As said, minimise the contact. If you need to keep yourself busy (building racking) to maintain your health and well being, you should be able to collect your decking (safely) clean and sterilise it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 15:21
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By roverbarmy
If it's a health and safety repair or...

If it's a health and safety repair or installation, you should be allowed to go to collect it! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By roverbarmy
A thorough inspection of your hoses (light and a...

A thorough inspection of your hoses (light and a small mirror will help) should reveal any bulging, softening or splits. If it aint broke, don't fix it. We used to run a "preventative maintenance"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 15:05
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By roverbarmy
You are more important than any material thing. ...

You are more important than any material thing.


Lockdown means that we have more time to indulge our quests for various things.


I recently bought a digital SLR camera and am equally...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th January 2021, 12:00
Replies: 143
Views: 18,096
Posted By roverbarmy
May they rust in pieces!;)

May they rust in pieces!;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 22:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By roverbarmy
Yup! 28-30 mpg for me too. A little more on a...

Yup! 28-30 mpg for me too. A little more on a run. Worth every penny/pound!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2021, 16:43
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By roverbarmy
All it needs is a blue light! :getmecoat:

All it needs is a blue light! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2021, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By roverbarmy
The Kia Magentis 2 litre...

The Kia Magentis 2 litre (https://www.aronline.co.uk/engines/engines-powertrain-in-the-1990s/) is a similar engine (but with no VIS I believe).
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st January 2021, 17:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember driving a hired short wheelbase Land...

I remember driving a hired short wheelbase Land Rover and trailer, thinking that a Land Rover would be the perfect tow vehicle. Talk about the tail wagging the dog! I did the same journey with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 17:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By roverbarmy
Sticking belt tensioner maybe? Have a go at at...

Sticking belt tensioner maybe? Have a go at at moving it to see if it moves freely or erratically. The best way would be to remove the belt and check all the pulleys and driven wheels for free...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 23:34
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By roverbarmy
All vans are in short supply at the moment. As...

All vans are in short supply at the moment. As said above, a very specialised area. Watch out for axle ratios as you could end up with a gas guzzler. If you don't carry a lot of weight, go for a...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By roverbarmy
Did Melania leave a note for the...

Did Melania leave a note for the milkman?:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 19:06
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By roverbarmy
It could be related to engine performance as the...

It could be related to engine performance as the gearbox adapts to various driving styles and engine loads (are your VIS motors working properly?). It may even need a reset of the autobox...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 21:34
Replies: 106
Views: 3,512
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to watch the BBC News from start to...

I used to watch the BBC News from start to finish. I now watch the headlines then switch it off because I don't want to know what this or that "political correspondent" has to say on the matter. ...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 19th January 2021, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By roverbarmy
A lot depends on the distance from the rear axle...

A lot depends on the distance from the rear axle to the towball. If the car has a long boot, it swings more when reversing but will take longer to actually start to turn. Think of the axle and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2021, 19:58
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By roverbarmy
Halfords and ECP joined at the hip?

I ordered oil and a filter for her VW Polo from Halfords. The oil came from Halfords and the filter is coming from ECP!:shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 19th January 2021, 16:33
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By roverbarmy
Trump's Head

There was a rumour that Trump wanted a sculpture of his head carving alongside the other fellows at Mount Rushmore Monument. As there wasn't time to do one in stone, they wondered if they could do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 10:17
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By roverbarmy
It can take a long time for unburned deposits to...

It can take a long time for unburned deposits to clear from an exhaust. Just make sure that all the fluid levels are correct and give the engine time to come up to temperature and maintain a steady...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 17:11
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By roverbarmy
Check that the plenum drains are clear (under the...

Check that the plenum drains are clear (under the car, see by looking down the inspection holes under the wipers) See the how to's on the How to Page if you are not sure. Drowned electronics will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 16:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By roverbarmy
It's actually when you reach 70.;) ...

It's actually when you reach 70.;)
https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70
Use the genuine gov.uk website or you may get charged a fee and get scammed for your credit card details!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 16:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By roverbarmy
The travel industry are no doubt trying to drum...

The travel industry are no doubt trying to drum up panic buying as they are desperate for your cash!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 12:45
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done for getting it done in the winter. I...

Well done for getting it done in the winter. I squirt ACF-50 (http://www.acf-50.co.uk/) into my door cavities (and lots of other places but never near brakes!) and around the lock etc every summer. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 12:36
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By roverbarmy
My 22 year old original drop links passed with no...

My 22 year old original drop links passed with no advisories! :getmecoat:
Just wait for next year!;):duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 10:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By roverbarmy
It all depends on the pipe diameter. The system...

It all depends on the pipe diameter. The system pressure will be limited by the header tank cap and these as we know can be faulty! Hot coolant is very dangerous so be very careful. A leak in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 15:31
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
Fitted my new (to me) chrome grill and swapped...

Fitted my new (to me) chrome grill and swapped the badges over. All very shiny now! :D Saw a few brass monkeys about, so came in for a warm and a brew! ;) Fingers now warm enough to type!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2021, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By roverbarmy
The older ones should have had a guide like the...

The older ones should have had a guide like the one below fitted:-
https://i.imgur.com/TRKiQda.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 14:28
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
I wish that I had arctic's library of photos....

I wish that I had arctic's library of photos. :bowdown: As you say, a picture speaks a thousand words. I would agree that the length of thread left exposed varies from door to door. I have replaced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 11:42
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
The rod and the bottom clip are threaded but it...

The rod and the bottom clip are threaded but it is earier to unfasten the clip as it snaps together at the back and hinges open. (see pics in earlier post) Sometimes the snap connectors can break if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 11:05
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
The setting of the rod into the plastic clip is...

The setting of the rod into the plastic clip is critical. You can test it with the door open by using a metal rod (screwdriver or sinilar) on the catch, to simulate the door closing (it's quite...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th January 2021, 23:17
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
That's handy Andy! It may be a while before I am...

That's handy Andy! It may be a while before I am out and about though due to the current how do you do. Stay safe and thank you, Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 23:06
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,123,013
Posted By roverbarmy
Only half frozen? What you need is leg lag lad!...

Only half frozen? What you need is leg lag lad! :D (More of the Goons!);)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 21:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By roverbarmy
This thread may help with pics to show you what...

This thread may help with pics to show you what to push/pull etc:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=52316
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By roverbarmy
Absolutely classic! Love it! :D

Absolutely classic! Love it! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 13:19
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By roverbarmy
My Brain Hurts!

It's getting harder................... no not that! To identify screw and bolt heads:-


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Polydrive


:duh:


They don't want you to DIY!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 19:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By roverbarmy
As Steve says, let it cool overnight. Check the...

As Steve says, let it cool overnight. Check the level in the morning. Top up to bottom of header tank (Max level) Run then park up and don't touch the cap. Allow to fully cool (preferably...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 11:07
Replies: 56
Views: 3,830
Posted By roverbarmy
I was on the ball and applied at the start of my...

I was on the ball and applied at the start of my 90 days before renewal was due as stated on t'internet and had my new license back very quickly.:bowdown: I hung on to my old license until the new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2021, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By roverbarmy
See pics on thread 16 and 24 of this post:- ...

See pics on thread 16 and 24 of this post:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=124816&page=2
Not sure if this is the same on your model.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By roverbarmy
The only cure for condensation is heat and...

The only cure for condensation is heat and ventilation (or a dehumidifier!), assuming that the outside air is drier than the inside air! Air con should pull moisture out of the interior.
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2021, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
I've just had a look and the black part just...

I've just had a look and the black part just seems to be a guide between the fins of the grill, so the handle doesn't get jammed behind the fins. If I can't get one I'll just make something up from...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2021, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
That's interesting? I thought that it would have...

That's interesting? I thought that it would have to rest in the slot to pivot?
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2021, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By roverbarmy
Grill bonnet release guide (Mk1)

If anyone is throwing away an old grill, I could do with the guide/locator from the back of the grill (the black part on the pic), for the bonnet release lever. I understand that they will come off...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By roverbarmy
Converting bonnet release Mk1 to Mk2

Is it possible to convert from through the grill (Mk 1 type) bonnet release to the later type (Mk 2) as my new chrome grill( later Mk1) doesn't have the guide on the back? Or should I just transfer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 22:11
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By roverbarmy
Do you sleep with that one then, or just keeping...

Do you sleep with that one then, or just keeping it warm and dry for the summer!:icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 20:39
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By roverbarmy
They are a plastic grill but have a chrome...

They are a plastic grill but have a chrome effect. The "full chrome" has the chrome effect around the grill badge and the fins are chromed too as oppose to being grey plastic. Chrome over brass was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 15:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By roverbarmy
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1056
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By roverbarmy
RIP Gerry walk on in peace.

RIP Gerry walk on in peace.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 3rd January 2021, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By roverbarmy
Ay up! Be careful lad!:angel: Nowt wrong wi'...

Ay up! Be careful lad!:angel: Nowt wrong wi' Yorkshire folk!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By roverbarmy
I have "chronic asthma" not "severe asthma". ...

I have "chronic asthma" not "severe asthma". Chronic means that you've had it for years, severe means that it is serious enough to limit your lifestyle and perhaps life expectancy. I am "solidly"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 20:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By roverbarmy
The moisture is taken out of the (in car) air by...

The moisture is taken out of the (in car) air by the air con system. That is what dribbles out of the two drain tubes under the car, near to the plenum drains.
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