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Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2021, 19:40
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Bigal2218
Thumbs up Stainless Steel Exhaust

Yesterday I had all parts of the 19-year old original exhaust (aft of the catalytic converter) on my 2.0 CDT replaced by Tony Banks Exhausts in Leeds and what a difference it has made. I asked for it...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 14th June 2021, 15:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,407
Posted By Bigal2218
South East - Breakfast Meet, Sunday 13th June 2021

Thanks to Mike for organising the Breakfast Meet yesterday, my first meet attendance in 10 years of membership!

It was a big mistake to have continued onward to Camber Sands on the hottest day of...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 12th June 2021, 08:04
Replies: 16
Views: 2,407
Posted By Bigal2218
Smile South East - Breakfast Meet, Sunday 13 June 2021

I will attend with family (wife and 2 kids) on route to Camber Sands for the day. We will be eating.

Me: Alan Whitton
Wife: Rose Whitton
Son: James Whitton
Daughter: Bianca-Joy
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2020, 07:57
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Bigal2218
Uneven tyre wear

I think I am correct in saying that the MOT test does not check wheel alignment. Therefore my suggestion would be to have that checked.
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2020, 17:48
Replies: 86
Views: 5,611
Posted By Bigal2218
Misting glasses with mask

After 3 or 4-months of wearing a mask and not being able to see much because my glasses mist, I've discovered an improvement. Pull the mask up so that the bridge of the glasses bears down on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2020, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Bigal2218
Battery Drain

Can be a fault in the SatNav drive unit (if you have one) located in the rear offside pocket. Fault may be caused by water ingress into unit.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 09:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bigal2218
Airbag warning light

Try Jules in Colwyn Bay. He replaced my underseat connectors.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2020, 17:54
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By Bigal2218
75 Tourer Rear Light Cluster Seal

On my tourer it was water ingress via the external horizontal trim strip. It is mounted on the body via small holes and these should be sealed with mastic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 18:04
Replies: 62
Views: 3,723
Posted By Bigal2218
How many cars have I owned

Total of seven in 46 years since passing my driving test around 1972:

Heinkel 175cc bubble car (3-wheeler)
Honda Civic
Honda Accord
Toyota Corolla 1.3
Toyota Corolla 1.6
Daihatsu Charade...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st January 2019, 15:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bigal2218
Kev, I've sent you a private message and...

Kev,

I've sent you a private message and await your reply.

Alan
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st January 2019, 13:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bigal2218
Kev, Yes you may. I'll weigh it and advise...

Kev,

Yes you may. I'll weigh it and advise shipping cost options. Alan
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 1st January 2019, 13:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bigal2218
Symphony Alpine HighLine SatNav System

Symphony Alpine High-Line Satellite Navigation System from 2002 Connoisseur SE 2.0D Tourer with cables, brackets and fixings per photo, (no longer required since upgrading to Navall head unit). Also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2017, 11:58
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Bigal2218
Key dissassembly - any idea?

It is held in with a roll pin. I carefully cut around the plastic using a Dremel to expose the roll pin. Then pushed out the pin using a pin punch or drift. Of course the key fob is fit for nothing...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th March 2017, 08:14
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Bigal2218
Smile Headlight washer pump

Washer pumps are available from (the excellent and helpful):

Southern Motor Factors Ltd
25 Lower Gravel Road
Kent
Bromley
BR2 8LR

T: 020 8462 6372
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2017, 08:12
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Bigal2218
Re-map

I can recommend Jules in Colwyn Bay, though I appreciate that is North Wales.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2017, 08:17
Replies: 44
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bigal2218
Front springs; Tourer owners.

Mike,

You are lucky that the spring snapped whilst stationary. My front offside spring snapped at about 30mph and the broken end sliced though the tyre. It was the explosion of the tyre burst...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2017, 09:13
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Bigal2218
Diesel Exhaust

See photo attached of my 15-year old R75 diesel with its original exhaust. The pipes are visually concealed when viewed from a standing position. I had to kneel down to get this view.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2017, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Bigal2218
Clicking in engine bay

Methinks it may be the rubber in the dual mass flywheel breaking-down. I had mine replaced on the diesel at about 105k miles and it was the noise on tickover which was first noticeable. I was...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2017, 08:12
Replies: 1,030
Views: 58,632
Posted By Bigal2218
Snow

Jeff,

It was snowing heavily last night but because it was was very wet from earlier heavy rain most of it has now gone by this morning and sky is brighter.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2016, 12:15
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Bigal2218
75 Tourer water ingress

Try Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Sealant on the horizontal rear flank trim strips at each fixing position repeatedly. It did the trick on mine. Alternatively one could apply silicone sealer on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2016, 08:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Bigal2218
using a 75 in the arctic circle

I would say don't consider studded tyres or chains. They are now considered as undesirable in the arctic countries, because they damage the road surface. I spent Xmas before last in Iceland (not with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2016, 07:18
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Bigal2218
All-season tyres

I'm using Michelin All-Season tyres all year round and I can recommend them as price-competitive and quiet running.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2016, 07:16
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Bigal2218
New key fob

Key fobs can be purchased here, just like the original:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-M...YAAOSwJkJWh8B2
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2016, 07:14
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Bigal2218
Pier

Lovely photo Ravinder!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2016, 09:04
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Bigal2218
Cooling Fan

Fan failure is quite common on 75/Zts. For example I'm on my third (Revotec) and my car has covered 125000miles. Original fan lasted 60000miles and the Kenlowe was not much better. To test the fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2016, 07:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bigal2218
Dual mass flywhell

The consensus is to go with the OEM part made by Cortec. My original lasted over 110k miles. Jules can supply and he said to me that some pattern flywheels have not lasted even 10000 miles.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2016, 07:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bigal2218
Turbo-lag

If you have a lot of sooty/oily deposits around the turbo duct then that indicates that the sealing 'O'-ring has failed. Contact Jules for a superior oil-resistant ring. I used to suffer a breathless...
Forum: Social Forum 21st September 2016, 07:40
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Bigal2218
Hms victory

A feast for sore eyes! Truly impressive. What is the scale and approximate size?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2016, 09:15
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Bigal2218
Overheating

I would strongly recommend speaking to Jules of Colwyn Bay. My car would be on the scrap heap by now if he hadn't been servicing it. He is not to far from Louth and much closer than me in South East...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 14th September 2016, 09:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By Bigal2218
Sat nav unit

If your car is hi-line, then I have an original system for cost of carriage only,) since having upgraded to Navall) and it should be able to plug straight in, since your car is wired to accept it. I...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2016, 20:37
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Bigal2218
BT Yahoo

I agree and experienced the same issues. In late afternoon an apology was posted by BT.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2016, 08:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Bigal2218
Replacement exhaust

Jules advised me to look at Long Life Exhausts who will manufacture a replacement. If you go down this route please tell me how you get on, because my 2002 tourer is still on its original and I...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 21st August 2016, 14:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bigal2218
Navall 3

I wouldn't bother with the SD card slot because it is only MP3, therefore I have given up on it! I have my IPod connected via the USB connection and it plays my ITunes library downloaded from IMac...
Forum: Social Forum 8th August 2016, 22:35
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Bigal2218
gas meter relocation.

I have experience of this but it goes back 15 years. I had the gas meter relocated from the back inside of he house to the front alleyway and it was a distance of much more than 3.5 meters, more like...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2016, 08:36
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Bigal2218
Uneven tyre wear

You say 'you think the wheels are correctly aligned'. I would suggest to take car to a tyre garage which has Hunter wheel alignment equipment. It uses laser technology and minimises human...
Forum: Photography Corner 31st July 2016, 08:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bigal2218
Norfolk Broads

Jeff,

Couldn't look better! Make the most of it and just wish I was there too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2016, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bigal2218
Tyre wear - some nearly new tyres available!

Three (3) part worn 195/65 R15 tyres
Three (3) part worn 195/65 R15 tyres (due to being replaced with set of Michelin cross-climate tyres). Details as follows:

Dunlop 91V speed rating, almost as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2016, 08:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,179
Posted By Bigal2218
Broken coil springs

This problem can also affect Tourers. I had a front spring break at about 30mph and the explosion was the destruction of the tyre with the sharp end of the flailing coil spring. The tyre protectors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2016, 06:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bigal2218
Auto diesel with ultra low miles!

It is possible. I've had my 2002 CDT auto for 12 years and experienced that average on one occasion for a 200 mile journey from Milton Keynes to Colwyn Bay at constant speed (about 50-55 mph).
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2016, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Bigal2218
E torque spanners??

The E prefix to the size relates to an external TORX type spanner size. (For more in-depth detail go to Wikipedia.)
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th May 2016, 09:05
Replies: 72
Views: 11,228
Posted By Bigal2218
Wedgwood Blue Pictures

Ravinder:

Well that is a fine compliment! I've had my wedgwood blue '02' Connie tourer for 12 years now and it is a very fine car indeed. It's like a fine wine and only improves with age, no major...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th May 2016, 09:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bigal2218
Tourer cubby cover

Andre,

Try Tom Dutch, he got me an offside one this week for £15.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2016, 08:13
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Bigal2218
Water leak in the boot

Another source of water ingress can be the clip holes for the external horizontal chrome trim strips. I used Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure, but silicone sealer applied from the inside would...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2016, 09:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bigal2218
Anyone clued up on Building regs/planning permission?

This is what I know after having a major house refurbishment project, lasting 53 weeks:

Planning and Building Regulations are two separate departments in the local council. All planning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2016, 20:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By Bigal2218
Remapping a CDTI

Jules re-mapped my CDTI and it has transformed the response of the car with no apparent detriment to the economy. It is much 'crisper' on the delivery and I think it smokes less on kick down. It also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2016, 08:43
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By Bigal2218
Battery for 2.0 diesel

Look at the website for Varta. They do a 77 A/hr replacement!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2016, 07:52
Replies: 161
Views: 10,877
Posted By Bigal2218
What is TOAF?

There are so many references to TOAF that I feel I'm missing-out on something important. Will someone please explain what it is?
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2016, 08:19
Replies: 33
Views: 1,663
Posted By Bigal2218
Premium bonds

I had my first win over 30 years ago (of £100) when I had a relatively small holding of £300. This encouraged me to invest regularly over the intervening years and at times I've held the maximum...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2016, 07:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bigal2218
Brake Fault Warning

I had this warning light last year and it was because the sensor wire had become worn through on the drive shaft, due to being mis-routed by my local servicing garage!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2016, 17:05
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Bigal2218
Front CDT Tourer Spring Snapped

This is not so strange on many makes of modern cars. I experienced it on my Rover 75 tourer year before last whilst going along at 30mph and it was the exploding tyre that shook me. I certainly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2016, 09:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Bigal2218
Rover alvis

I believe this is at Gaydon museum and it is what was also known as the Rover Coupe. It was tested by Autocar or Motor magazine in the early 1970s. The V8 was offset in the rear and it had three...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2016, 08:20
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bigal2218
Noise during tickover

Sounds like a failing dual mass pulley flywheel and I experienced this same noise late last year. I procured OEM parts from Jules who stressed importance of not using pattern parts which can fail...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2016, 09:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By Bigal2218
Electrical drain

Do you have the Sat Nav drive in the rear offside? This can sometimes remain live (red neon light remains on) when the ignition is switched off. I had a solenoid installed in the feed when this was...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 23rd April 2016, 10:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By Bigal2218
Sat nav drive

I had this happen on my Connie and got an auto electrician to install a solenoid in the feed, so that when the ignition was switched-off the drive did not drain the battery. This does seem to be not...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 15th April 2016, 10:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bigal2218
Nav 3 steering wheel controls

Jeff,

I wil also give this a try as my steering wheel controls no longer operate, though previously the volume control reversed; louder made it quieter and quieter made it louder!
Forum: Items Wanted 8th April 2016, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Bigal2218
Rear offside luggage space storage pocket

Rear offside (RHS) luggage space pocket (mirror image of one depicted for the nearside in the attachment).

Had my sat nav CD drive removed since having a Navall 3 head unit fitted and now wish to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2016, 09:51
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By Bigal2218
Rover 75 diesel for £295

This car (02 plate) was seen parked on the highway in Croydon yesterday (Saturday 02 April) and appears to be in reasonable condition. It's a runner because it had moved off later in the day. Would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2016, 14:02
Replies: 91
Views: 7,080
Posted By Bigal2218
Old man's car?

I receive these comments too. I've owned my 75 CDT for 12 years, longer than any previous set of wheels; two, three of four. (I commenced with a single cylinder 174cc Heinkel bubble car.) It is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2016, 07:43
Replies: 183
Views: 12,079
Posted By Bigal2218
15 inch Tyres

Ive owned my Connie for 12 years and am unable to compare the ride, but tyre replacement cost is noticeable. I've re-shod my car with a set of new All-Season Michelins for less than £240!

My...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2016, 11:17
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Bigal2218
Water ingress

I had similar issue and it was via the external horizontal trim clip holes. I used Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure. Alternatively try to access internally and seal with silicone sealer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2016, 11:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bigal2218
Air bag light

Jules cut-off mine and replaced with aerospace connectors as a matching pair. never had a re-occurence! The issue is one of corrosion and it does not require dampness for it to occur, it is caused by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2016, 09:08
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Bigal2218
Thumbs up Interior condensation

PINGI CAR-DEHUMIDIFIER BAGS

I have commenced using two-off Pingi Car-Dehumidifier bags in my tourer these recent weeks and can report they seem to be very effective. I leave one on the near side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2016, 08:52
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Bigal2218
Smile New message centre display!

After viewing (for at least the last five years) an ever-worsening pixellated message centre display - which resembled illegible spider tracks - I'm overjoyed and pleased to report that a pleasant...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2016, 20:02
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Bigal2218
Water ingress in boot

The other point of entry is the fixing holes where the external horizontal chrome trim strips attach on either side of the body flanks. On manufacture these have the clip holes sealed with a mastic,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2016, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Bigal2218
Reversing sensors

I should also add that Jules fixed my troublesome reversing sensors which no end of visits to the Rover dealer (when they were in existence) failed to do.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2016, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Bigal2218
Air Bag Warning Light

Jules dealt with my air bag warning light issue by cutting-off both mating connectors and replacing with matching aerospace quality ones sourced from the same supplier, hence eliminating any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2016, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bigal2218
Leather or Alcantara

Consider how difficult it would be to clean kid's vommit from Alcantara, and then you may consider that leather is the sensible choice!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2016, 14:50
Replies: 104
Views: 9,701
Posted By Bigal2218
Peter, I'm definitely interested! You may...

Peter,

I'm definitely interested! You may remember that you attempted to repair my pixellated display, without success. How would you prefer me to proceed to have you replace my message centre?...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 19th December 2015, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Bigal2218
Robert, I'm tracking the parcel which...

Robert,

I'm tracking the parcel which advises delivery should be no later than 22 December.

With thanks,

Alan
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 13th December 2015, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Bigal2218
Robert, I assume this will fit a mark 1 ZTT...

Robert,

I assume this will fit a mark 1 ZTT because it came from my mark 1 75 Tourer. The bottle carries the part number DMB 102800 and is 6l capacity. One pump nozzle is broken, but identical...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 13th December 2015, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Bigal2218
Washer bottle reservoir Rover 75 / ZT **GONE**

Rover 75 / ZT Washer bottle, pipes and nozzles as shown free of charge. Please release this space from my garage! "ITEM NOW TAKEN'
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2015, 05:27
Replies: 71
Views: 5,490
Posted By Bigal2218
I drive with my central locking on. I twice...

I drive with my central locking on. I twice experienced this on occasions where I had a passenger. If when I parked-up the passenger attempted to open the door at precisely the same time that I was...
Forum: Items Wanted 27th November 2015, 19:36
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Bigal2218
IPK (Instrument Cluster)

I am after an IPK (instrument cluster) from a Mk1 diesel automatic with a clear un-pixellated message centre.
Forum: Items Wanted 1st November 2015, 18:54
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Bigal2218
Wanted: Rear seat vent/heat outlet

Does anyone have a rear compartment ventilation grille, per the photos for my 2002 Rover 75 Tourer connoisseur trim? Mine is broken.

Alan
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