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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 22:30
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Kearton
Would a carbon fibre replacement work? It...

Would a carbon fibre replacement work? It wouldn't oxidise.

That said, when aluminium corrodes the oxide normally protects the base metal. If the corrosion is increasing, perhaps something is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 20:26
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Kearton
Hi Ian, you have a PM.

Hi Ian,

you have a PM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2020, 17:09
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Kearton
I suspect that this is only the rule for cars...

I suspect that this is only the rule for cars registered in France rather than those visiting France. They would have to be compliant with the rules of the country in which they are registered.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2020, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Kearton
If you are looking for a more professional...

If you are looking for a more professional finish, finding a car upholstery specialist to cover it in black alcantara.
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 27th November 2020, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Kearton
Maybe you are recalling the navigation / warning...

Maybe you are recalling the navigation / warning messages displayed by the (now defunct) TrafficMaster system. That was standard fitment on many of the higher spec. 75s and ZTs. Although it closed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2020, 19:50
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Kearton
The key differences engine-wise are:- the...

The key differences engine-wise are:-

the CDT had the power artificially reduced to ~116bhp by BMW to stop them embarasing comparable BMW models, and
the CDTi was the first version of the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th November 2020, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Kearton
BimmerNav...

BimmerNav (http://www.bimmernav.com/bluetooth.htm) in the US can advise on BMW digital TV modules. I have the later Mark 4 (16:9) head unit and have updated the TV module to a digital one.

My...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2020, 00:09
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Kearton
Have you tried swapping the position of the cars...

Have you tried swapping the position of the cars to see if that makes a difference?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2020, 23:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Kearton
That would only work if people's jobs are (or can...

That would only work if people's jobs are (or can be moved to) near to where they live or within reach of a convenient public transport route. With the cost of housing and rent being so high in some...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 6th October 2020, 15:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kearton
For info., it is now available new for £185 at...

For info., it is now available new for £185 at Halfords (https://www.halfords.com/search?q=meguiars+MT320). Amazon are only selling second hand ones at that price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2020, 15:19
Replies: 482
Views: 55,139
Posted By Kearton
As a technical prototype, it may have been taken...

As a technical prototype, it may have been taken by BMW. One of the main reasons they bought MGR was to obtain knowledge & experience of of front and 4WD.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2020, 21:15
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Kearton
I got a replacement from the Longlife Exhausts...

I got a replacement from the Longlife Exhausts franchise near Ipswich. (They were recommended by my usual tyre and exhaust dealer, who was only able to obtain a cheap one with a one year guarantee....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Kearton
Well, if it is a good-looking Bentley at an...

Well, if it is a good-looking Bentley at an amazing price you want, this (https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1096412) probably fits the bill (same site).

K
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 23:33
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Kearton
I wonder whether this...

I wonder whether this (https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/rubberfelt-insulation) would be stiff enough to use.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 22:55
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Kearton
Another alternative is to paint them with clear...

Another alternative is to paint them with clear lacquer after cleaning.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2018, 22:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By Kearton
Against that the R75/ZT is bigger and heavier....

Against that the R75/ZT is bigger and heavier. The 520d would be a better comparision as they are the same size. What brakes are on that?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2016, 10:25
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Kearton
If you have the high spec. headlights, they have...

If you have the high spec. headlights, they have a mechanism on the back to allow the dip to be changed from left to right for use on the continent.
From memory it is a small lever, but as it has...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th July 2016, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Kearton
You have a PM.

You have a PM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2014, 20:03
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Kearton
I puzzled over this for an while. The things to...

I puzzled over this for an while. The things to realise are:-

1) The calculation is the average since you last reset it, not the current consumption. Also, being an average value, the further you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2012, 22:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Kearton
My understanding is that it was offered as an...

My understanding is that it was offered as an option on the Contemporary SE, although any existing option could be ordered on a Monogram model.

Kearton
Forum: Items Wanted 1st April 2012, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Kearton
ZT 190 rear Calipers & Carriers

HI Hodgy,

I bought a full set of 190 brakes & carriers from someone on the forum, but now only plan to fit the fronts. If you are still looking, send me a PM after Easter and I'll re-check...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2012, 01:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kearton
Just done this and it turns out that you can put...

Just done this and it turns out that you can put in the model details in instead of your registration.

I did this for both the ZT-T 2.5 and the CDTi looking at the brake hoses and they list the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2012, 21:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Kearton
Hose Lengths

Hi Fusilier,
since you have both types of front hoses in your possession, could you let us know what the difference in length is, as I've seen conflicting advice that the ZT 190 front hoses are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2012, 13:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kearton
A bucket for baling out wet plenums?

A bucket for baling out wet plenums?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2012, 02:39
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Kearton
Thanks very much for the link. Definitely worth a...

Thanks very much for the link. Definitely worth a look. The Goodridge price is for a set of 4, but it is vague about which models they will fit. I'm awaiting an answer to my query.

Also, from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2012, 21:38
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Kearton
I agree that it is important to have your mirrors...

I agree that it is important to have your mirrors set well and why they've said what they have. However, both this and the Australian video seem to be produced from a purely car-orientated point of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2012, 21:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kearton
... and by MGR on the X-Power 385...

... and by MGR on the X-Power 385 (http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/2011/07/24/concepts-and-prototypes-mg-zt-xpower-385/)

I think the Mk2 with the separate Mk1 lights looks great.

I've always...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2012, 20:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,798
Posted By Kearton
It always surprises me that cars of this sort...

It always surprises me that cars of this sort don't have lots of solar cells fitted, e.g. all over the roof, on the parcel shelf and in a panel on the top of the dashboard, to enable then to recover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2012, 23:08
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Kearton
Thanks. Any Idea how much longer? Kearton

Thanks. Any Idea how much longer?

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2012, 19:12
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Kearton
Goodridge Brake Hoses

Hi All,
has anyone fitted a Goodridge Brake hose kit to a ZT 190?

They only list one kit (KCB-35-568-4) for all ZT /ZT-Ts but I understand that there is a difference between the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2012, 20:35
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Kearton
As I understand it the Australian spec. ones must...

As I understand it the Australian spec. ones must have flat glass rather than convex.
A few places on eBay are offering mirrors with a blind spot section on the outside edge. The backing plates...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2012, 21:26
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Kearton
The ZT /ZT-T also has quicker (higher-geared)...

The ZT /ZT-T also has quicker (higher-geared) steering which also helps.

Regarding suspension stiffness, the early ones had a much stiffer ride than later ones. After negative feedback MG softened...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2012, 23:35
Replies: 38
Views: 1,710
Posted By Kearton
I've been using the Valeo flat blades for a while...

I've been using the Valeo flat blades for a while now and they are good. Reasonably priced on eBay. I first tried an unnamed brand but they were very noisy and juddered.

Parker, do you know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2012, 23:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,873
Posted By Kearton
I made a similar mistake when I first saw a...

I made a similar mistake when I first saw a Chrysler 300C. It appeared very striking and imposing in grey & chrome, especially in the setting of old buildings.
I was wondering whether it was a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2011, 18:30
Replies: 17
Views: 4,414
Posted By Kearton
I added one a while back but wasn't aware of any...

I added one a while back but wasn't aware of any servicing requirement. So what do you need to do at the 40,000 mile service? Anything more than rinse it out with turps or similar?

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2011, 20:09
Replies: 52
Views: 2,494
Posted By Kearton
Well, if money were no object, like Bolin I'd...

Well, if money were no object, like Bolin I'd like a Bristol, either a Blenheim or Fighter.

[It would be interesting to try a Fighter with a large diesel engine. (Shock horror.) but with its low...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2011, 21:24
Replies: 73
Views: 5,715
Posted By Kearton
In answer to the original question, no body has...

In answer to the original question, no body has so far mentioned:-


cleaning the MAP (not MAF) sensor, see this thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=96282);
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2011, 20:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Kearton
I'm not sure that it was a "last desperate...

I'm not sure that it was a "last desperate fling".

As I understand it Project Drive started almost as soon as Phoenix took over MGR. Some form of product optimisation / refinement will be going...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2011, 23:31
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Kearton
And is that the Harmony or Symphony radio...

And is that the Harmony or Symphony radio cassette I can see? I thought those had been phased out before the face-lift cars. Could this be a very late production car made up with whatever bits were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2011, 00:55
Replies: 52
Views: 3,090
Posted By Kearton
The ZT is actually 7mm lower. Kearton

The ZT is actually 7mm lower.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2011, 00:00
Replies: 43
Views: 2,896
Posted By Kearton
Not my cup of tea, but then I don't particularly...

Not my cup of tea, but then I don't particularly like the duo-tones either.

Does the gap above the grill look unusually large to you?

What is the silver gizmo under the bonnet?

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2011, 00:15
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Possible 1.8 cooling problem solution

Speaking to a friend who has had several kit cars, including a GTM Libra with a 2.5 V6. When he heard about the head gasket problems he asked about it in the owners' club. The solution recommended...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 8th November 2011, 00:33
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By Kearton
Hi Flintstone, a simple check first....

Hi Flintstone,
a simple check first. Are you using the right format CD? Any pre-recorded CD should be OK, but if you have one you've recorded yourself it needs to be of the CD-R type and...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th October 2011, 21:37
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Kearton
Hi Linden, I have a set of 11-spokes,...

Hi Linden,
I have a set of 11-spokes, without tyres, which have been refurbished if you are still looking. If you send me your e-mail in a PM, I'll send some images. I'm nowhere near...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 7th October 2011, 18:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By Kearton
Chris, have you confirmed that the RCA...

Chris,
have you confirmed that the RCA connections & Aux path into the set are all working correctly? You could do this by connecting a portable CD player into it.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2011, 22:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Kearton
Maybe it is fitted with the MG Sports suspension,...

Maybe it is fitted with the MG Sports suspension, which was an option.

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2011, 21:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Kearton
I seem to recall the local Longlife SS exhaust...

I seem to recall the local Longlife SS exhaust dealer in Norwich (http://www.longlife.co.uk/dealer-locator/) saying that they had one. Unfortunately the one I used in Martlesham, LPS, has since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2011, 12:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kearton
This is good news. I wonder if the manufacturing...

This is good news. I wonder if the manufacturing process will lend itself to correcting the bonnet gap and slight misfit with the top of the wings.

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2011, 21:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,994
Posted By Kearton
Regarding the MTF oil (if that is still...

Regarding the MTF oil (if that is still relevant), Land Rover dealers stock it.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2011, 21:43
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By Kearton
A couple of points following post 11 above:- ...

A couple of points following post 11 above:-


In general terms, IF it improves the quality and completeness of combustion, the car should pull better at low speeds & throttle openings, allowing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2011, 09:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kearton
Didn't the ZT260 (or possibly one of its tuned...

Didn't the ZT260 (or possibly one of its tuned bretheren, e.g. ZT400/500) have 4 pot AP racing calipers? Those would seem to be a more relevant change.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Items Wanted 4th September 2011, 14:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By Kearton
Are you still looking for a ZT gear knob? ...

Are you still looking for a ZT gear knob?

If so i have one. I'm only looking for the cost of postage and say a £3 donation to the club.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Items Wanted 24th August 2011, 20:59
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Kearton
Hi Paul, . you can still get...

Hi Paul,
. you can still get new ones from Rimmers here (http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID001797) or X-Part here...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th August 2011, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Hi Sherodub, I have set of refurbished...

Hi Sherodub,
I have set of refurbished 11-spoke wheels without tyres. Please send a PM if you are interested. I'll get some photos sorted.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Was it you? 11th August 2011, 00:14
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By Kearton
... Actually it was me.

A friend showed me how he'd used Google Earth to check out the roads we would be riding in advance of a recent cycling holiday abroad. Impressed at this, I started exploring a few mountain areas to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2011, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Kearton
Any chance of some pictures? I'd like to...

Any chance of some pictures?

I'd like to reduce the wind noise so would be interested in any alternatives and ways they could be added to a late ZT-T.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2011, 22:14
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Kearton
FYI a Schraeder valve is just the type of valve,...

FYI a Schraeder valve is just the type of valve, not it's purpose. Schraeder valves use rubber seals are what are used for tyres on cars and some bicycles. Bicycles which run higher pressures use a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2011, 20:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By Kearton
Hi Capese, where did you get this...

Hi Capese,
where did you get this (done)? I like the white ZT-T dials during the day but find it too bright when back-lit at night, even on the minimum setting. My old 400 had a black...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2011, 21:06
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Hi Suffolk Boy, I have a set of MG...

Hi Suffolk Boy,
I have a set of MG centre caps which turned out to be 1mm or so too small for my wheels. They are the same style as those fitted to 11-spoke wheels rather than like the...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th May 2011, 23:34
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Kearton
Hi Drewcole81, I have a set of 11-spoke...

Hi Drewcole81,
I have a set of 11-spoke wheels which have already been refurbished, if that is of interest. There are no tyres on them though.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Events and Meets 25th May 2011, 01:10
Replies: 48
Views: 3,723
Posted By Kearton
Hi Lewis, would like to go again but it...

Hi Lewis,
would like to go again but it clashes with a trip abroad.

Cheers,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2011, 00:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,201
Posted By Kearton
Stunning. One of may favourite colours. This is...

Stunning. One of may favourite colours. This is exactly what I would have wanted if I'd seen it before I bought my ZT-T. I've only ever seen one other car in that colour and it was a ZR. Its good to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2011, 22:39
Replies: 30
Views: 3,701
Posted By Kearton
Hmm. From what they say in the advert, it could...

Hmm. From what they say in the advert, it could be a late pre-production Mk2 used only for internal purposes up until they went under, hence a few Mk 1 bits.

In terms of variations from standard,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2011, 22:12
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By Kearton
It is also available from Land Rover dealers. ...

It is also available from Land Rover dealers.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2011, 01:10
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Kearton
Yellow Leather Seats

Anyone seen anything like these (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROVER-75-MG-ZT-FULL-LEATHER-YELLOW-BLACK-MINT-/180663008348?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a105abc5c) before?

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2011, 15:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,943
Posted By Kearton
On mine (and I assume most cars) the wiring for...

On mine (and I assume most cars) the wiring for the visor lamps was coiled up in the side of the foot-wells behind the covers (the one that has the bonnet lever on the driver's tide and matching one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2011, 23:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By Kearton
Hmm. Neatly done. Those engines are quite...

Hmm. Neatly done.

Those engines are quite compact for what they are (an 8-litre V-10). I saw a motorbike with one of them in.

(Pause for impact.)


In order to get enough rubber on the road,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2011, 21:52
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Kearton
Book: How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

This looks useful:

How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Automotive-Diagnostic-Scanners-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760328005/ref=pd_sim_ce_2)

Write up seems positive....
Forum: The Valeting Forum 10th May 2011, 01:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Kearton
When I had some painting done by a repair...

When I had some painting done by a repair company, they put the car in some sort of an oven after painting, which presumably cured / hardened it more quickly. I still had to wait a couple of weeks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2011, 00:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Kearton
Despite it saying that the sears are leather,...

Despite it saying that the sears are leather, they seem to be Alcantara to me. I note also that the back of the front seats is grey (leather?) unlike the later cars.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2011, 00:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By Kearton
They are due to release a saloon equivalent of...

They are due to release a saloon equivalent of the MG6 in the near future so if it was a saloon, it could have been an early version of that.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2011, 01:18
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Kearton
There were Jaffa cakes. Do they count? ...

There were Jaffa cakes. Do they count?

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2011, 23:58
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Kearton
Thanks to Jules

Hi All,
I took a trip up to Chateau Jules in sunny Colwyn Bay after Easter to have a number of bumper-off jobs done and a set of power fold mirrors and a front parking sensor fitted.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2011, 23:32
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Kearton
For RadioGuy

Hi Sean,
you have a couple of PMs re LED light problems.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Items Wanted 20th April 2011, 00:09
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Kearton
Hi Kevin, I may be able to. I may still...

Hi Kevin,
I may be able to. I may still have the original hi-line tuner from before I upgraded it. I won't be around now until the May bank holiday a the earliest, but if you PM me on or after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2011, 23:13
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By Kearton
NEW Self-levelling rear shocks on eBay

A new set of new MGR self-levelling dampers from Best of British spares - here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2011, 00:32
Replies: 48
Views: 4,215
Posted By Kearton
FYI, the MG Owners' Club Catalogue (online here...

FYI, the MG Owners' Club Catalogue (online here (http://www.mgocaccessories.co.uk/acatalog/MGOC_Accessories__Interior_98.html)) includes a "Door Seal Retainer MGB" which looks to be the same sort of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2011, 23:10
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Kearton
Hmm. On a similar vein. How easy would it be is...

Hmm. On a similar vein. How easy would it be is it to get hold of the material that the storage tray is made of (or something similar) make a mould and then copies?

I can think of one or two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2011, 13:11
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Kearton
I've used Wonder Wheels before and found it good....

I've used Wonder Wheels before and found it good. The one thing they said that it should ONLY be used on painted surfaces; definitely not bare alloy - including if the paint has been scratched off.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2011, 23:05
Replies: 700
Views: 151,942
Posted By Kearton
Hi All, looking at Develish's page on...

Hi All,
looking at Develish's page on the new grille (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=78535), in the fifth picture (rear view) there are three raised squares on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2011, 22:18
Replies: 48
Views: 4,215
Posted By Kearton
Are we talking about items 4 & 5 here...

Are we talking about items 4 & 5 here (http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID001825)? The chrome plated plastic bits that sit on top of the sills.

If so, for comparison, those on the Rover 400...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th February 2011, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Kearton
There is/was a good one in Burwell - between...

There is/was a good one in Burwell - between Newmarket & Cambridge - Taylors. They have redone motorbike seats for me a couple of times.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2011, 18:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,463
Posted By Kearton
The tyre pressures listed in the Rover / MG...

The tyre pressures listed in the Rover / MG manuals are those worked out for common tyres at the time of the car's development. In some cases tyre manufacturers may specify different values for their...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 18th January 2011, 23:35
Replies: 33
Views: 3,731
Posted By Kearton
I had one and liked the smell, but I found it...

I had one and liked the smell, but I found it rather overpowering when new. With its replacement, I didn't take it out of the wrapping fully, so now it is releasing the smell over a longer period.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2010, 01:27
Replies: 351
Views: 182,695
Posted By Kearton
Hi Tony, are the (black bits to which...

Hi Tony,
are the (black bits to which the mirrors fit) painted black or are they black plastic finish? Your second picture makes it appear painted.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2010, 01:20
Replies: 65
Views: 4,512
Posted By Kearton
I think smooth driving, tyres, low sped torque...

I think smooth driving, tyres, low sped torque (i.e. diesel engine) and an automatic gearbox should all help. Even without traction control.
Last Winter my car did really well in snowy...
Forum: Was it you? 16th December 2010, 20:19
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Kearton
Shot Silk ZT-T - Ipswich

I spotted an excellent ZT-T in Shot Silk with cream leather monogram seats at the home of a well known telephone company in Martlesham near Ipswich.

VX55 **J

Kearton
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th December 2010, 03:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,297
Posted By Kearton
Hi RadioGuy, including some idea of...

Hi RadioGuy,
including some idea of size would help.
I was thinking that they might be the hinges for the Highline head units' screens where they lift up to enter a cassette or CD.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2010, 00:30
Replies: 200
Views: 35,644
Posted By Kearton
I am in two minds about this, but I see your...

I am in two minds about this, but I see your point. If it would bother you if it were fitted to your car, you could always paint the underside of the bumper black to match the splitter.

I've done...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2010, 00:26
Replies: 200
Views: 35,644
Posted By Kearton
If the 'Before' measurement was taken to the...

If the 'Before' measurement was taken to the front of the ZT bumper, the difference may not even be as much as Yella Fella's measurement suggests.
From the picture showing the car up on the ramps,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2010, 22:11
Replies: 40
Views: 3,603
Posted By Kearton
I've had it on some of my windows for a while...

I've had it on some of my windows for a while with no significant problems. If it goes on the rear window, there may be a slight distortion where it goes over the heated rear window elements. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2010, 00:26
Replies: 40
Views: 3,603
Posted By Kearton
If you think there is a risk of it happening...

If you think there is a risk of it happening again, you might want to have some security film fitted. Most companies that fit window-tinting film will offer it. It is a clear film rather than...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th November 2010, 21:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kearton
It might be a protection mechanism. If it tended...

It might be a protection mechanism. If it tended to run weak at high revs / load there might be a danger of it getting too hot and melting pistons if it was run like that fro some time. Although with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2010, 00:02
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Hi RKDE, to try to answer the original...

Hi RKDE,

to try to answer the original question; it looks a bit darker than the standard "gunsmoke" Alcantara (code = WSC), so maybe it is the black (code = WTD) option. This forum page ...
Forum: Events and Meets 16th October 2010, 17:54
Replies: 132
Views: 9,859
Posted By Kearton
Hi Lewis, I'm interested in this. ...

Hi Lewis,
I'm interested in this.
I am due to be travelling back from an overnight orienteering event in Epping Forest with friends (Rodings Rally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2010, 11:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Kearton
I don't know about now, but the AA's recovery...

I don't know about now, but the AA's recovery service used to be called "Relay" because each patrol would only take you to the edge of their district. Your vehicle was then transferred to the next...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2010, 10:38
Replies: 104
Views: 21,297
Posted By Kearton
I wonder if the owner or garage has thought of...

I wonder if the owner or garage has thought of offering to sell it to SAIC.

Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2010, 23:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kearton
These are definitely better than standard wipers....

These are definitely better than standard wipers.

I tried a cheap set which squeaked a lot, then a Bosch set from eBay which were better and have since had several sets of Valeo blades which are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2010, 23:44
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By Kearton
How about replacing the bolts on the (don't know...

How about replacing the bolts on the (don't know the correct name - the strip above the headlights that the
bonnet catch goes into) with stainless steel ones?
A little bit of expense, simple to...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd September 2010, 20:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Kearton
Lightbulb Hi Suzublu, if this is still available,...

Hi Suzublu,
if this is still available, I'd like it.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2010, 20:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By Kearton
And you know this because ... Kearton

And you know this because ...

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2010, 19:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,409
Posted By Kearton
I have a Superchips upgrade. This is done on a...

I have a Superchips upgrade. This is done on a franchise basis so results may vary, however the figures and graphs they publish http://www.superchips.co.uk/ are quite conservative (~144 bhp for a...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd August 2010, 13:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Kearton
Arrow MG did their own Sports Suspension for the ZT /...

MG did their own Sports Suspension for the ZT / ZT-T. (I think this is the original ZT suspension that was soon considered too stiff for normal road use & replaced after a short time with a slightly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2010, 23:40
Replies: 63
Views: 6,852
Posted By Kearton
I recall using the original version of this site...

I recall using the original version of this site whilst looking for a 75 / ZT. Back then you could select different options for engine, spec level, paint, interior, etc. by clicking on the text. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2010, 01:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kearton
I read in the (Car Builder Solutions Catalogue...

I read in the (Car Builder Solutions Catalogue...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 11th July 2010, 14:27
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Kearton
Hi-Line Module Info: models, versions s/w & BMW models

Folks,
the following info. may be useful.

The Intravee web-site (http://www.intravention.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=32#Navigation%20System%20Details) gives...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2010, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kearton
I haven't seen the hot end of one of these...

I haven't seen the hot end of one of these injectors, so can't comment on whether a bit could break off.
If it did break off an injector, it is only likely to damage the exhaust valve of that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2010, 09:50
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By Kearton
I've just spotted that the new MG company is also...

I've just spotted that the new MG company is also offering car insurance (http://www.mgmotor.co.uk/owning-an-mg/mg-insurance/)

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2010, 19:59
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By Kearton
Arrow Another broker you could try is Lancaster who do...

Another broker you could try is Lancaster who do insurance for members of the MG Owners Club. The cost of joining the club is small in comparison. See (http://www.mgownersclub.co.uk/)

They were...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd June 2010, 00:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Kearton
Hi Dave, do you have the Hi-Line...

Hi Dave,
do you have the Hi-Line system?
If so, in a 54 reg car your standard CD player should play mp3 CDs. They would need to be CD-R not CD+R.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2010, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By Kearton
The MG and Rover electric seat frames are...

The MG and Rover electric seat frames are similar, but not identical. There is an extra bracket on the sides of the MG seats to support their bigger side bolsters. If you do a search on the forum for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2010, 19:34
Replies: 72
Views: 3,245
Posted By Kearton
How about this to help turning / manoeuvering /...

How about this to help turning / manoeuvering / parking at night:-

When the head lights are on plus one of the indicators, the same side's fog-light comes on to help you see the edge of corner. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2010, 20:05
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kearton
Of course its new owner could experiment with...

Of course its new owner could experiment with adding a supercharger to it.

The 2.5 supercharged versions (standard models modified but with MGR approaval as they wanted to evaluate the...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th March 2010, 20:07
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Kearton
Thanks Greeners. Messenger you have a PM.

Thanks Greeners.
Messenger you have a PM.
Forum: Items Wanted 30th March 2010, 10:02
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Kearton
WTD: Hi-Line Radio bracket

Hi All,
does anyone have a spare radio module bracket for a hi-line system, or know someone who is braking a car that might have one?

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th February 2010, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By Kearton
The knobs can be purchased form any BMW dealer at...

The knobs can be purchased form any BMW dealer at a reasonable price if you are having problems finding them.

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2010, 14:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By Kearton
Hi Leander, I'd expected it to...

Hi Leander,
I'd expected it to initially but I can't say I've found any significant difference on mine, also diesel. It just makes long drives a bit more relaxing and helps keep the speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2010, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Kearton
Interestingly although the advert has a...

Interestingly although the advert has a distinctly Irish feel to it, the seller is in Hong Kong.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2010, 01:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,890
Posted By Kearton
FWIW I have just replaced a set of Sessantas...

FWIW I have just replaced a set of Sessantas (good), which in turn replaced a set of Kuhmo Ecsta KU31s (almost as good and qiueter).

First the Kuhmos - Not as bad as the previous comment and a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2010, 01:15
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Kearton
Tyres: Vredstein vs. Bridgestone

Folks,
I will have to replace my tyres (225/45x18) in the next few weeks. I currently have Vredstein Sessantas and have been considering trying Bridgestone Potenzas next which seem to be highly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2009, 18:22
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Kearton
MGR Mobile Phone Holder on eBay

If you are looking for a mobile phone holder, this may be of interest:-
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2009, 14:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kearton
Thanks for the responses all. Kearton

Thanks for the responses all.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2009, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kearton
Hi Parker, have you noticed any...

Hi Parker,
have you noticed any limitations of the bullet mirrors compared to the later skull cap type?
I ask because I spoke to someone at the Peterborough meet who said (or perhaps...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2009, 00:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By Kearton
Hi Mark, this may be of interest: ...

Hi Mark,
this may be of interest:
exhaust trims...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2009, 00:07
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By Kearton
I use the Valeo springless equivalent and they...

I use the Valeo springless equivalent and they are good too.
I tried some unbranded ones from EBay previously. They were effective in heavy rain but jumped a lot when the screen was only slightly...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 20th November 2009, 18:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By Kearton
Lightbulb Gliptone also do a 'Smell of leather' air...

Gliptone also do a 'Smell of leather' air freshener product which is good. It is a piece of fibre board impregnated with an oil that evaporates which is fitted under a seat. I found it a bit...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd November 2009, 20:06
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Kearton
Hi Rob, well if you don't get any luck, you...

Hi Rob,
well if you don't get any luck, you can always get some grey ones and paint them Aurora. I believe Keleko has both the expertise ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2009, 20:18
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Kearton
There is also John Grose, Melton Road, Woodbridge...

There is also John Grose, Melton Road, Woodbridge - not to be confused with their Ford Garage at Maidens Grove, Woodbridge. (http://www.johngrose.co.uk/servicing) They service my car.

Kearton
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th October 2009, 14:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kearton
It may just be that the connection from the GPS...

It may just be that the connection from the GPS antenna into the sat. nav unit is not fitted in tightly enough. That happened to me once. A simple enough thing to test.

Kearton
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd October 2009, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Hi Jezzer, if you find a new one and your...

Hi Jezzer,
if you find a new one and your current one does not have 'Rover 75' embossed on the surface under the cover (See Project Drive Changes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2009, 20:22
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Kearton
Hi Andy, it looks very impressive. Please...

Hi Andy,
it looks very impressive. Please can you clarify what was done to the exterior? Was it repainted?

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2009, 20:19
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Kearton
Hi Tone, I think the one definite...

Hi Tone,
I think the one definite difference will be that most body shops will have over a mobile service is a clean (and possibly humidity controlled) indoor area in which to apply the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2009, 20:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Kearton
Did you as them before doing it or tell them...

Did you as them before doing it or tell them afterwards?
How did you describe the mod. to them?

Also ,what benefits did you notice from adding it?

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2009, 18:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Kearton
Did you tell them?

Did you tell them?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2009, 00:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Kearton
What effect has adding one had on people's...

What effect has adding one had on people's insurance?

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2009, 15:02
Replies: 85
Views: 6,616
Posted By Kearton
I'm hoping to get there too. I'll pay on the day....

I'm hoping to get there too. I'll pay on the day.

Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2009, 18:50
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By Kearton
Suggestion for Liquid Leather. Hi...

Suggestion for Liquid Leather.



Hi Alpaca,
I got some dark grey (the colour of leather on grey Alcantara seats) from Liquid Leather (well, their offshoot - Scuffs). They didn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2009, 22:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kearton
Superchips do an engine map upgrade which they...

Superchips do an engine map upgrade which they say adds 8 bhp. (No more detail than that. For the diesels they show sample dyno data.) I've been told that they are quite conservative in their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2009, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Kearton
A cross between a new Mini & a Ford Ka.

A cross between a new Mini & a Ford Ka.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2009, 21:01
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Kearton
The other thing you can do is put some sealant -...

The other thing you can do is put some sealant - e.g. black mastic - on the join between the window and the rubber seal. It cured mine.

There is an article, probably in the 'How To' section, with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2009, 20:51
Replies: 37
Views: 3,352
Posted By Kearton
Hi Rob, I'm interested in the climate...

Hi Rob,
I'm interested in the climate control cover if the match is good. Later might go for the window switch covers too.

Has the second package arrived now?

Regards,
Kearton
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2009, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By Kearton
Colour match+

Giptone, makers of Liquid Leather (http://www.liquidleather.com/scuffs.htm), can do this. If you send them a sample of the right colour, e.g. a headrest, they will make some stuff up to match,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2009, 15:38
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Kearton
Hi Mark, I can recommend Pristine Wheels who...

Hi Mark,
I can recommend Pristine Wheels who deal via agents (http://www.pristinealloywheels.co.uk/).
They took about 2 weeks (including delays at both ends) to turn around my wheels. Give them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2009, 20:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kearton
Thumbs up Hi Adrian, I had this done a few years...

Hi Adrian,
I had this done a few years ago. Talking to several dealers beforehand I was told that Superchips are quite conservative with their claims. Also, since they publish detailed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2009, 21:29
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By Kearton
Cheap Tip: Illumination for the fuse box / footwell area

Something that helped when I was working on the fuse box area was fitting a stick-on light permanently to a high point underneath the dash to illuminate the area.

The one I picked is cheap and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2009, 20:56
Replies: 73
Views: 3,295
Posted By Kearton
Rover 420 SLi. Good car with excellent...

Rover 420 SLi.
Good car with excellent gearbox, really comfortable, ride (apart from the body roll), great acceleration with acceptable economy and a much smoother & quieter 'thunk' on closing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2009, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kearton
I seem to recall a similar thread a while back...

I seem to recall a similar thread a while back and the limiting factor seemed to be the power (or torque) that the clutch could take long term. The consensus was that reliability problems started...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2009, 23:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Kearton
Alternative method

After reading the original thread I looked on the clubs valeting thread and found a thread on a similar thin and an entry saying that the best way t restore the colour is to use a heat gun on it.
...
Forum: Events and Meets 20th July 2009, 22:52
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By Kearton
Also in Sunny Ipswich. I fancy the St....

Also in Sunny Ipswich.

I fancy the St. Fagans meet as I haven't been there since I was a kid, but my planned visits are likely to miss the date. I might go when I'm there in August now the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th July 2009, 22:00
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By Kearton
In fact pedro444 on this forum has done a write...

In fact pedro444 on this forum has done a write up for an installation in a 75/Zt here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=7821).

There is also an article here...
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