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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 74
Views: 8,085
Posted By mss
Request to mods

As this is a record of work on my car, may I ask that posts #68 onwards, including this post, be removed and the thread closed for further posting?


Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 20:35
Replies: 74
Views: 8,085
Posted By mss
Final update

It is now nearly 7 years and 72k miles since we purchased this 75 CDT. The total mileage is coming up to 152k and this year I had a number of further items replaced. The list below has been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 17:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Thanks for your last post Phil. Your...

Thanks for your last post Phil.

Your suggestion of posting to one of the lead moderators is a good one and will be actioned next.

It has taken me some time to get to this point and I will not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 15:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Hi Phil - sorry, permanent would have been a...

Hi Phil - sorry, permanent would have been a better word. But terminal as far as my support for the club is concerned.

PS - It really is a great day here - I've been out for a cruise to Felixstowe...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 14:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Hi Phil - I hope the above post provides some...

Hi Phil - I hope the above post provides some explanation.

Actually, I am having a great day. I think it is easy to keep coming back unless one makes it permanent, because there is always a great...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 14:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Actually, I am indispensable, where it matters!...

Actually, I am indispensable, where it matters! ;):}

Also, I am not and never have been "all for free speech". I am for considered and constrained speech because every instance of speech has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 14:31
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
That wasn't mean to be for your benefit Sean -...

That wasn't mean to be for your benefit Sean - apologies if it came across as such.

I do remember our meeting - the 7 spokes are still on my CDT. I covered about 21k miles in the 45 then sold it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 14:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Gents, The majority of you are way off the...

Gents,

The majority of you are way off the mark if you think this is about differences of opinion in debates.

For the record, please note that in my 12 years and over 5000 posts, you will not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 12:05
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
The more sophisticated amongst the membership...

The more sophisticated amongst the membership will know that this is not about the threads in question nor about them being closed.

Those particular threads were intended as final tests of forum...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 10:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
I do Andy, it is safely stored! ;) Thank you.

I do Andy, it is safely stored! ;)

Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 10:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By mss
Message to foum leadership - membership deactivation

Morning all

I have this morning sent Simondi a message to explain the rationale behind my two recent threads, the actions on which have confirmed the inconsistent application of forum rules. It is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2019, 09:27
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By mss
The ITP's are different depending on whether the...

The ITP's are different depending on whether the car has an under bonnet low-pressure pump or not.

This link refers.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 22:08
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By mss
Mine is this but in red. ...

Mine is this but in red.


https://www.wessexintl.com/af-120-flail-mower-1-2m-3895.php
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 21:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By mss
This is the Briggs I had in mind. I have a 16HP...

This is the Briggs I had in mind. I have a 16HP V-twin Vanguard on my 6-foot cut two-behind flail mower and it is a beautiful piece of machinery.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mss
My closed thread of yesterday

Fellow MGR enthusiasts

Thank you for giving the topic of my now closed thread so much airtime. I had expected that nobody would look at my thread/post and that it would quickly be lost amongst the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 20:25
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By mss
Nah - Briggs & Stratton powered cars are the way...

Nah - Briggs & Stratton powered cars are the way to go. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 18:57
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By mss
Yep - it would be impossible to meet current (and...

Yep - it would be impossible to meet current (and future) emissions standards as well as driveability combined with economy and safety standards.

Just think of what diesel engines were like before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By mss
No more than the manufacturer of Rover CDT...

No more than the manufacturer of Rover CDT clutches - do you buy a UK, EU or China manufactured unit.





I missed the quality and class of the membership! ;):}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By mss
The opening post is not political. Surely,...

The opening post is not political.

Surely, the mods should just delete the political posts.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By mss
I see that some people just have to air their...

I see that some people just have to air their political views!

It really is not necessary nor appropriate! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 20:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By mss
I don't think members need to know each others...

I don't think members need to know each others position on the petition, nor discuss its merit or otherwise. This was intended purely as an information source for those who may be interested.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 20:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By mss
Non-political information - Parliamentary Petition

This is a topic that every citizen should take a view on and act in accordance with their views/principles.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/269157

Mods - please note that this is a...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2019, 18:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By mss
I am afraid you are now guilty of highlighting...

I am afraid you are now guilty of highlighting certain parts of female form. The spanners should be in the hand and she should be muttering something about HGF! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 16:54
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By mss
The simple fact is that in the UK, unless a car...

The simple fact is that in the UK, unless a car is insured on the basis of an agreed value due to some declared special characteristics, it is deemed to be of normal market value and the insurance...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 15:23
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By mss
I agree. This is why all my dream cars (post #22)...

I agree. This is why all my dream cars (post #22) are modern and will probably be other people's dream cars in 30+ years time if at all. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 15:13
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By mss
I would disagree with some of the above. It is...

I would disagree with some of the above. It is possible to derive a reasonably good estimate of the cost of repairing a car from a single photograph of the damaged side. Just as Brian has done...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 22:49
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By mss
Jaguar XFRS Sportbrake Jaguar XJ 575 ...

Jaguar XFRS Sportbrake

Jaguar XJ 575

Mercedes CLS63
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 22:46
Replies: 77
Views: 3,740
Posted By mss
It has to be the Nissan Puke.

It has to be the Nissan Puke.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 22:00
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By mss
Huh, excuses over camaraderie? :shrug:

Huh, excuses over camaraderie? :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 27th August 2019, 16:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By mss
Of course, the tactical approach in such...

Of course, the tactical approach in such situations is to say to the wife that the club is looking to use an attractive female photograph and we are thinking of asking those whose spouses will be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 16:11
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By mss
Well, whatever Rugue fed yourselves with the...

Well, whatever Rugue fed yourselves with the coffee has certainly benefited the car. So my thanks to Rugue also. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By mss
I believe the best rule of forum etiquette is not...

I believe the best rule of forum etiquette is not to use the first name or description that comes into ones head when thinking of an individual! ;):}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 20:41
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By mss
Thankyou to Andy And Debs - Trikey's

Ref my thread: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298656

Having collected the CDT from Norfolk earlier today with a new clutch and driven home about 35 miles, it is amazing just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mss
The car is back home with a new clutch, gearbox...

The car is back home with a new clutch, gearbox oil, new brake fluid, brake bleed on T4, general T4 diagnostics and overall inspection.


Andy didn't need to use my new DMF or MAF - these will go...
Forum: Technology Forum 26th August 2019, 08:17
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By mss
The problem with removing the keyboard for...

The problem with removing the keyboard for cleaning is that such keyboards have onboard electronics which can be damaged unless the person undertaking the work is aware of and takes appropriate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 21:05
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By mss
A strong imagination is such a wonderful thing! :D

A strong imagination is such a wonderful thing! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 11:00
Replies: 101
Views: 4,615
Posted By mss
I think I can beat all of you in "old man car"...

I think I can beat all of you in "old man car" circles.

I practiced driving for my test on a 1.8 and then 2.2 litre Austin princess at the age of 23.
Forum: Social Forum 25th August 2019, 10:51
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By mss
How do you know it was the broadband that was...

How do you know it was the broadband that was slow and not the source server or even perhaps a corrupted printer driver in your PC?

I would check the broadband speed by going to
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By mss
My understanding is that Bosch batteries are made...

My understanding is that Bosch batteries are made by and the same as Varta. I was not aware of a link with Exide.

They do certainly last and perform well during their lifetime.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mss
It was great to meet youself and Debs today Andy....

It was great to meet youself and Debs today Andy. Had I decided to do the job myself, I would still be under the car now planning the best way to approach it! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2019, 21:34
Replies: 101
Views: 4,615
Posted By mss
Hmmmmm.......20 years older than myself! :}

Hmmmmm.......20 years older than myself! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 23:07
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mss
It is Andy - almost too good to be under a car. :}

It is Andy - almost too good to be under a car. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 23:00
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By mss
CDT ready for a clutch change

All prepared for a weekend at Trikey's for a new clutch and other little jobs

https://i.imgur.com/0MvVjYz.jpg

:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 21:15
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By mss
And, I suspect, no wife! :D

And, I suspect, no wife! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 11:49
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By mss
For the CDT this year: New windscreen £75 ...

For the CDT this year:
New windscreen £75
Interim service/MOT £130 labour + £45 consumable parts
Rear upper arms £165 labour + £235 parts
New clutch TBD labour + £170 parts (+£300 DMF & bolt...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd August 2019, 22:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By mss
Happy for you, she looks a lot of fun! Sorry...

Happy for you, she looks a lot of fun!

Sorry - wrong thread. :o
Forum: Social Forum 22nd August 2019, 22:57
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By mss
Or, Jay has rediscovered himself and is looking...

Or, Jay has rediscovered himself and is looking to enter the hairdressing profession! :D

It looks lovely :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By mss
BG is Birmingham or Bulgaria :}

BG is Birmingham or Bulgaria :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 20:23
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
Comfortably Numb In the interest of fairness...

Comfortably Numb

In the interest of fairness and balance, I think each line of your post represented a balanced and accurate response to one or more of the politically motivated earlier posts in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 14:14
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
I agree with everything you have written. Thank...

I agree with everything you have written. Thank you. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 12:27
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
Hi David - I was of course only saying how I...

Hi David - I was of course only saying how I believe it was/would have been and not that it was right for the UK or the population. Unfortunately, the UK considers the financial/banking sector to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 12:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By mss
I would say take them out, remove all the rust...

I would say take them out, remove all the rust with a circular wire brush mounted on a drill, or sand blast, and then see what is left of the arms.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 12:04
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
Actually, most do not have insurance. Do we...

Actually, most do not have insurance. Do we really want to be in that situation?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 10:39
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
Of course the reason it is economically viable in...

Of course the reason it is economically viable in these countries to keep old vehicles on the road for so long is that those undertaking the work are often very poorly paid in relative terms. So...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 08:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
I suspect it is because we the public would have...

I suspect it is because we the public would have punished the Labour party hard at the elections for "wasting public money" had they done so.

The majority of the population see support for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By mss
My 34k mile 1.8k in platinum gold is BG04xxx.

My 34k mile 1.8k in platinum gold is BG04xxx.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 11:07
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
Yes - Germany being an excellent example. There,...

Yes - Germany being an excellent example. There, a person has to have a minimum set of relevant engineering qualifications, experience and accreditation to professional bodies in order to call...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 00:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By mss
I'd prefer it in platinum gold. :drool4:

I'd prefer it in platinum gold. :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 21:30
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
QED. :} Do we not see here the reasons we...

QED. :}

Do we not see here the reasons we no longer have a car industry, even though we like to blame everyone but ourselves?

We now have (and have had for a few decades) a situation where the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 20:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
Good heavens, banks that made exceptionally high...

Good heavens, banks that made exceptionally high risk loans totaling Euro400billion, to a country which had bankrupted itself by living way beyond its means, made a profit by charging interest....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 18:32
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mss
I rebuilt mine a few months back. No issues so...

I rebuilt mine a few months back. No issues so far. Let's see how it goes.

There doesn't seem to be much negativity about their kits on the net.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 16:13
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By mss
I'm intrigued by this view. Any chance you...

I'm intrigued by this view.

Any chance you could spell out the relative volumes (in financial and industrial terms) of the UK industries purchased by the Germans, the rest of the EU states, the US...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 14:06
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mss
Here you go - something a little cheaper. ...

Here you go - something a little cheaper.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 22:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By mss
Absolutely not Ian, I did not mean to imply...

Absolutely not Ian, I did not mean to imply anything of the sort. It was not my intention to cause you any offence - if it did, my apologies for so doing.

My post was merely intended as a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 20:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By mss
I know, but when he made the statement he was...

I know, but when he made the statement he was speaking for DMGRS. In any case, in our hearts, Matt is DMGRS and always will be! ;):}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 20:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By mss
:eek::shrug: Gentlemen, there is no need to...

:eek::shrug:

Gentlemen, there is no need to mess about with fishes of any kind. Matt, the man who is DMGRS and the parts supplier of choice for many on the forum, stated in another parallel thread...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mss
The MGR spec does not state whether the oil has...

The MGR spec does not state whether the oil has to have synthetic content. All it has to do is achieve the minimum ACEA specifications in the handbook and be of the correct grade e.g. 10W40, 5W40,...
Forum: Technology Forum 18th August 2019, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By mss
I use a long bristle brush to remove all the dust...

I use a long bristle brush to remove all the dust between the keys whist holding a short vacuum near the surface to collect it all.

Then wet wipes as others have said followed by drying to remove...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 73
Views: 3,317
Posted By mss
It's a one-year old Audi hybrid - I am not an...

It's a one-year old Audi hybrid - I am not an Audi man/fan so haven't looked up which model.

(Addendun: I was correct - the A3 e-tron was available as a PHEV until November 2018.)

Cost of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 23:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By mss
I suspect someone is in the process of coming...

I suspect someone is in the process of coming out....revealing his true self! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 23:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By mss
Now that you mention it Brian, I was aware that...

Now that you mention it Brian, I was aware that you do a lot of this type of work for your friends for no financial gain. I waited a long time for the invitation to drive up north but it never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 07:01
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By mss
Too much information! :eek:

Too much information! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 06:56
Replies: 73
Views: 3,317
Posted By mss
A family member who lives on the outskirts of...

A family member who lives on the outskirts of London bought a Audi e-ton last year. He has only used £60 worth of petrol in 9 months. The rest of the driving has been all on battery power.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 06:53
Replies: 73
Views: 3,317
Posted By mss
Brian - is this really the case with the units...

Brian - is this really the case with the units manufactured specifically for Tesla?

I would have thought that the model here would be like that employed by Apple - produced by the same companies...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 00:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mss
I am curious to know how you know, given that the...

I am curious to know how you know, given that the big players do not publish the ingredients of their oils. :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By mss
The CDT now has in the boot the following: ...

The CDT now has in the boot the following:

1. Luk Repset PRO 3-piece clutch kit

2. Shaft sleeve assembly & o'ring

3. New Luk DMF + bolt set in case needed

4. Bottles of MGR MTF94
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By mss
This is class! :drool4::drool4::drool4: ...

This is class!


:drool4::drool4::drool4:


And kudos to your Mrs for the matching hadbag - clearly a woman of class.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By mss
I take back any bad things that may have been...

I take back any bad things that may have been said about you on the forum. :}

Congratulations and we'll want to the photos ASAP.

I just love the modern Jags.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 16:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mss
If money is a consideration, Smith & Allen is a...

If money is a consideration, Smith & Allen is a long established company and their 5W40 synthetic oil is an excellent choice for our cars and very good value.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 15:50
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
You need to learn to understand that not every...

You need to learn to understand that not every post is about you and how you behave. This was about why old cars have low value in the trade. The simple fact is that they do, as experienced by the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 12:42
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
Do you mean when an MOT certificate could be had...

Do you mean when an MOT certificate could be had for under £10 with total flexibility in relation to the car's condition? ;):}

In real terms (i.e. inflation adjusted and related to earnings), cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 12:20
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By mss
Even happier today!

The parts arrived this morning, so next working day delivery without having paid any extra charges for the privilege.

The parts were beautifully protected/packed and with a clear statement of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 11:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mss
It does. Also, an API/SM compliant oils is fine...

It does. Also, an API/SM compliant oils is fine for our cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 11:09
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
There is a reason for this. In the old days,...

There is a reason for this.

In the old days, when "it didn't used to be like this", most problems on a a car could actually be seen during an inspection. These days, most problems that are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 09:58
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
Agreed. As I said in post #3, there is a...

Agreed. As I said in post #3, there is a financial risk associated with selling old cars. When we bought the Twintop for Mrs MSS, its battery lost charge after one week. The trade seller's garage had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 09:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By mss
The AG version as shown is Dexos 2 compliant for...

The AG version as shown is Dexos 2 compliant for GM/Opel/Vauxhall cars. Very useful for those of us who also own Vauxhalls.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 19:57
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By mss
I agree. I suspect this is what most...

I agree.



I suspect this is what most people would read into the aforementioned. I certainly do. :}

It's a bit like expressing ones love for the other half at the divorce proceedings! ;):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 16
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Posted By mss
But, it will help you appreciate Rimmers' most...

But, it will help you appreciate Rimmers' most reasonable P&P charges! :D:D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 12:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By mss
I was right!!

At 11:00am, got notification to say that the order for the 4 parts, including a clutch sleeve assembly, has been shipped and another from Royal Mail to say that they had received the package.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By mss
Dawn - yours is an exceptional case and one that...

Dawn - yours is an exceptional case and one that everyone who knows you or of you would understand/appreciate.







I would guess that such circumstances probably account for no more than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 11:55
Replies: 76
Views: 3,059
Posted By mss
This is exactly what the dealer does not want to...

This is exactly what the dealer does not want to do.

He has basically made the same decision as you yourself had done, the only difference being that in his case the risk is far greater as he does...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 23:20
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By mss
Reluctant sales

I see a lot of cars fall in the category of "reluctant sale" these days. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

It's just that when I am reluctant to do something, it doesn't happen.

I would say...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 22:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By mss
A big thank you to Rimmers

As is now customary to thank our favourite sellers for doing what they are there to do, which is to sell and dispatch the sold items, I would like to preemptively thank all the employees of Rimmer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 20:55
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By mss
Beware - parts being mis-sold

Something to be aware of when looking for parts.

1. I came across this couple of years back when looking for an alternator for the CDT. One seller on the well known auction site had a history of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 20:23
Replies: 50
Views: 2,434
Posted By mss
It would worth checking all the restrictions of...

It would worth checking all the restrictions of the RAC "special cover" for caravaners to make sure it would cover your needs.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 20:13
Replies: 50
Views: 2,434
Posted By mss
I've just tried the site out of interest.] ...

I've just tried the site out of interest.]

Their UK cover accepts my 14 year old cars, but European cover fails after the car is 10 years of age.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 01:53
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By mss
??? :shrug:

??? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 01:49
Replies: 50
Views: 2,434
Posted By mss
AA and RAC do not offer a "take you home"...

AA and RAC do not offer a "take you home" package. What they offer is a recovery package that takes the vehicle, driver and passengers to a single destination of the member's choice if they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 18:13
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By mss
A certain auction site is full of listings with...

A certain auction site is full of listings with locations sated as Manchester etc. but when you want to send something back you find that the business is actually China based.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 16:04
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By mss
That's rather expensive. Must be the...

That's rather expensive. Must be the OEM-GforGenuine version with a five-year no questions asked (because no contact is possible) return to base (but we are not telling you where that is) warranty. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
This will be my last post on the topic also. ...

This will be my last post on the topic also.

Businesses have to balance costs and revenues in order to survive. This means managing costs.

When people draw on a business' services without any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 20:22
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
This just highlights the point. Rimmers provided...

This just highlights the point. Rimmers provided (and continue to provide to a slightly lesser extent) a very useful free service that no other supplier provides. Unfortunately, so many abused it by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
I thought we were - the topic of Rimmers' sale,...

I thought we were - the topic of Rimmers' sale, prices and underlying drivers for the same. :shrug:


On second thoughts, I agree. :bowdown: Traders with vested interests should refrain from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By mss
There's an opportunity here - convince his...

There's an opportunity here - convince his parents to give him an XFRS Sportbrake fo his next birthday and then fetch it out of the river.

I am applying to be his coolie and personal advisor! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 17:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
I don't think anyone here believes that people...

I don't think anyone here believes that people at Rimmers sat down and drew all the diagrams. They are obviously sourced from MGR and latterly X-part.

Given your "insider knowledge", would you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 15:37
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
On second thoughts, Excellent - I need a...

On second thoughts,

Excellent - I need a few safety items for the cupboard. Four new premium tyres, fuel tank strap and a set of brake discs/pads. Oh, I'll happily cancel my clutch replacement...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 15:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By mss
I always buy from Rimmers or BS Motors (ecp2004)....

I always buy from Rimmers or BS Motors (ecp2004). One gets excellent service, straightforward answers and neither of them ever make slighting remarks about other suppliers.

Rimmers' parts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 16:42
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By mss
And the car still works! :D

And the car still works! :D
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 11:47
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By mss
Good luck for the future, Trevor. :}

Good luck for the future, Trevor. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2019, 11:36
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By mss
To be fair to the OP and his mechanic Brian, we...

To be fair to the OP and his mechanic Brian, we had enough of the "upgrade" nonsence in relation to these masters/slaves on the forum including from some well known traders. What chance does a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 16:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By mss
I agree. I the important thing is to recognise...

I agree. I the important thing is to recognise that they are temporary and act accordingly if that is the way one wishes to go.

Personally, I am not yet ready to start spraying "permanent" hard...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 12:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By mss
I polished the headlights on the CDT earlier this...

I polished the headlights on the CDT earlier this year using the RainX kit. The UV coating in the kit is a liquid which is sprayed on and then wiped. I don't expect that it will last more than a year...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 10:28
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By mss
That should be easy to spot - I will give you a...

That should be easy to spot - I will give you a nod if I ever see you. :}

I often go into Ipswich in the silver CDT - registration KY05 but will change to one ending in RAT sometime soon.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 09:53
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By mss
Taxes have to increase in line with costs and...

Taxes have to increase in line with costs and will always do so.

The answer to your predicament might lie elsewhere. Is the cost of keeping the wife net positive or negative? Does she put a smile...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 09:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By mss
:eek: Well, my current CDT was Mrs MSS'...

:eek:

Well, my current CDT was Mrs MSS' daily for the school runs for four years. Prior to that, she had a wedgewood CDT that someone decided to drive into and remove much of one side. Prior to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 09:18
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By mss
Contact trader trikey (Andy) on here - he has...

Contact trader trikey (Andy) on here - he has seen many Rovers.

Our CDT is going to Andy for a clutch fitting later this month. He is not far from Beccles.

I should add that for general...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 21:15
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By mss
Not wishing to nitpick, but equally, wishing to...

Not wishing to nitpick, but equally, wishing to be accurate, you were offering a valuation for the car in a somewhat polite manner. :};):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 11:12
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By mss
I would say that is rather low (for one arm). I...

I would say that is rather low (for one arm). I would check the arms that they intend to fit and make sure that a well known make is fitted even though the cost will be higher. These days, I would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 11:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By mss
I agree with the above. The forum for the...

I agree with the above. The forum for the Vauxhall Omega is exactly the same as this in terms of the knowledge base. There is nothing for which an answer cannot be found on the Omega Owners forum.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By mss
CAP becomes irrelevant at this age of car unless...

CAP becomes irrelevant at this age of car unless you are a S/H car dealer and looking to shift cars like boxed goods. Condition and desirability of colour etc. can easily lead to a +/- 100% variation...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 00:03
Replies: 44
Views: 2,374
Posted By mss
Actually, the lighter colours highlight the...

Actually, the lighter colours highlight the sweeping lines of the classic shape more than the darker ones.


The car's coloure should also complement the driver's own shade.


Platinum Gold...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 22:25
Replies: 45
Views: 2,140
Posted By mss
Being a 2004, I would have thought that your ZT-T...

Being a 2004, I would have thought that your ZT-T probably has another 5-6 years of reliable motoring to provide its owner. It is of the age that some preemptive expenditure on things which would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 22:18
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By mss
Duckhams 20W40 was a good alternative to creosote...

Duckhams 20W40 was a good alternative to creosote in its day. Those were the days - before we started to worry about the guilt associated with poisoning people! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 45
Views: 2,140
Posted By mss
Mine is a daily, be it not the only daily that I...

Mine is a daily, be it not the only daily that I use. I never have any hesitation driving it long distances. In fact, for around town I often just get in the petrol powered Corsa so the 75 diesel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 16:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By mss
It would be really helpful to have an update...

It would be really helpful to have an update after a few months to know whether the car has continue to run without the faults returning.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 15:42
Replies: 50
Views: 2,434
Posted By mss
The RAC and AA policies are very clear that with...

The RAC and AA policies are very clear that with the "Recovery" option, they will take you and your vehicle to a "single destination". That destination is chosen by the member.

If one thinks about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 13:10
Replies: 50
Views: 2,434
Posted By mss
Likewise - we've been with the RAC for many years...

Likewise - we've been with the RAC for many years and see no reason to change. Whilst not cheap, the service is excellent.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By mss
What you say is purely a consequence of you not...

What you say is purely a consequence of you not leaving the car for a long enough period to notice the impact through a sufficient discharge of the battery to the extent that it is no longer able to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2019, 23:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,640
Posted By mss
There is an alternative, which is to fit the new...

There is an alternative, which is to fit the new arms as they are. On the bright side, this should mean that if the car outlasts the new arms, the new bolts will probably not be rusted and seized...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 18:02
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By mss
This so true, especially in relation to a diesel....

This so true, especially in relation to a diesel. Personally, I would never buy a diesel that has covered an average of less than 6k miles each year. In my opinion, 6k to 10k miles each year would be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By mss
I think you will find that many would. In fact, I...

I think you will find that many would. In fact, I would. The Focus is a really nice car to drive, as are the Astra and the Megane. I also happen to think that they all look rather nice and are very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2019, 09:41
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By mss
I would not wire a dashcam to the car battery...

I would not wire a dashcam to the car battery permanently. Measurements made and published on various forums have shown that dashcams typically draw between 1.2W and 3.5W from the 12V supply when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 19:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By mss
Excellent - for some reason I thought it was a...

Excellent - for some reason I thought it was a 1.8k! :o
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 19:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By mss
Are you ignoring the effect of a gearbox? I...

Are you ignoring the effect of a gearbox?

I did say that my proposition was a long shot.

What proposition are you tabling to explain the OP's obsrevation? :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 18:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By mss
I would say not necessarily, because the IM...

I would say not necessarily, because the IM vacuum is dependent not ojust on the engine RPM but also the throttle opening. This is why in the old days when we used to employ vacuum gauges to diagnose...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 16:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By mss
This is a long shot. The additional load...

This is a long shot.

The additional load placed on the engine when the aircon is drawing power will lead to a larger vacuum in the inlet manifold. Could it be that as a result of this larger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2019, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By mss
Thank you Ian. I feel that my work here is making...

Thank you Ian. I feel that my work here is making progress! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2019, 09:32
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By mss
It looks as though I was wrong. The question will...

It looks as though I was wrong. The question will get you only only one answer! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 13:40
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By mss
Only if the oil is intended for Petrol and Diesel...

Only if the oil is intended for Petrol and Diesel cars and the ACEA Ax/Bx and/or Cx ratings of the oil match those recommended for the car.


Otherwise, I personally would not take the risk.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 13:26
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By mss
This is one of those things that will get many...

This is one of those things that will get many different answers.

My approach is to have a 4-wheel alignment check done a) after I first buy a car, b) every 3ish years, or c) if any handling or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2019, 17:02
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By mss
The charges are one of the things to check when...

The charges are one of the things to check when taking out insurance - they vary widely between companies. Unsurprisingly, the cheaper insurance policies have higher charges for changes, cancellation...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 19:39
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
Ah, DD and PP at their finest. :envy:;):D:D ...

Ah, DD and PP at their finest. :envy:;):D:D


How can one stay away!
:puke:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 15:35
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By mss
I have the same problem, although the car is...

I have the same problem, although the car is fine.

I believe it's an age thing and expect most here are sufferers. ;):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2019, 15:32
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By mss
Rusty. It looks so natural. :}

Rusty.

It looks so natural. :}
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 15:22
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
I have often wondered just what it is that the...

I have often wondered just what it is that the other half of your mutual appreciation couple - PP (pseudo Posh) - does to deserve your mutually uplifting and exciting respect.

Perhaps best to...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 11:09
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
Well, Ian, I keep trying to get away but people...

Well, Ian, I keep trying to get away but people keep raising points asking for responses. So, here it goes, hopefully for the last time. :}





It does not, really, it does not!
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 09:33
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
:D Really, no! :D;) A general...

:D


Really, no! :D;)


A general comment for the benefit of all posters. In our considerations of the world, should we not allow for the possibility that there may just be a few competent...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 09:00
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
I am perfectly aware of the status of HS2 and...

I am perfectly aware of the status of HS2 and exactly what is a company limited by guarantee. Hence my carefully chosen words. The set-up is similar to many academy schools.

HS2 the company is...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 21:56
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
Christopher, the point is that whilst people talk...

Christopher, the point is that whilst people talk about "the contractor", there isn't one. HS2 Ltd is a public body set up by the government to deliver the HS2 programme. It is a company limited by...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 12:44
Replies: 66
Views: 1,567
Posted By mss
Source of money - the same place we get the money...

Source of money - the same place we get the money to pay people whilst doing nothing productive. In the UK, there is little difference in the cost to the taxpayer of someone who is unemployed and on...
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