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Forum: NAC & SAIC 19th August 2022, 15:05
Replies: 1
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Posted By edwardmk
Looks very nice. Wonder what the pricing will be?

Looks very nice. Wonder what the pricing will be?
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2022, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By edwardmk
:eek::eek::eek: That's a serious commitment. Lot...

:eek::eek::eek: That's a serious commitment. Lot of satisfaction though I'm sure.:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2022, 20:19
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By edwardmk
I remember filling up the twin tanks on my...

I remember filling up the twin tanks on my battered old XJ6 in 1976. I seem to recollect they were 10/11 gallons each side. Thought it was very expensive at the time, but I really enjoyed that car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2022, 21:38
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
Removed the filter housing and found it had...

Removed the filter housing and found it had indeed separated and had never received the fuel filter clip. I pushed the two halves back together and realised they needed to be screwed together to...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2022, 21:27
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By edwardmk
There's all sorts of electric assist bikes around...

There's all sorts of electric assist bikes around now which are silent and capable of quite high speeds. I nearly got run over by one around two years ago in Mousehole. Also, had a couple of near...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2022, 20:56
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
New tool arrived today. Worked a dream on...

New tool arrived today. Worked a dream on removing the metal locking ring which I noticed had BMW stamped on it.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220817/845bc53af4a2635e367c740048dac48e.jpg

...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2022, 13:06
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By edwardmk
ďYe are grown intolerably odious to the whole...

ďYe are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation.Ē

ParliamentÖ little has changed since Cromwell's view of it in 1653, and he had the right idea. About time it was overhauled.

They all take...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2022, 19:59
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By edwardmk
Agree 100% re. the right foot:} I average 24-25...

Agree 100% re. the right foot:}
I average 24-25 with the ZT, but assumed the automatic box in the Rover would drop that around 3 mpg. I confess to never checking consumption on a long run, but with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2022, 13:06
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By edwardmk
Or even someone who could scan a good one and 3D...

Or even someone who could scan a good one and 3D print a batch:getmecoat:
I'd pay happily for two pairs.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 15th August 2022, 22:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
Some photos as...

Some photos as promisedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220815/78e9f3cfb49768f3a5a2bc7f88fbbb26.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220815/e3e326eca5bc7705e486785ec1cc0818.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2022, 21:41
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By edwardmk
Went for £10651. Looked very nice. Encouraging...

Went for £10651. Looked very nice. Encouraging price for other V8 owners :D
Only minor problem is the 21 mpg:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2022, 20:58
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By edwardmk
Seems like these items were hard to find in 2010....

Seems like these items were hard to find in 2010.
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=59309
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2022, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
Aha. Found a great 'how to' from T-Cut.:bowdown: ...

Aha. Found a great 'how to' from T-Cut.:bowdown:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=9108
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2022, 18:04
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
I've exposed the filter and it's the honeycomb...

I've exposed the filter and it's the honeycomb type, but I'm not sure how to lift it out. I cleaned it and it looks like there is a metal locking ring around the top. Does that need a special tool?...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 15th August 2022, 17:11
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks Allen for organising our entry:bowdown:....

Thanks Allen for organising our entry:bowdown:. We had a very interesting time getting there however!
Since we were in Plymouth, we'd planned the ferry, but when we got there, all lines were red....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2022, 16:02
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By edwardmk
That's a better explanation than mine:bowdown:...

That's a better explanation than mine:bowdown: Explains why I had to crush the back against the seat so firmly and also why a previous person had bent one of the hinge receptacles.
If those white...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2022, 15:01
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By edwardmk
I really struggled to get the back out of mine. I...

I really struggled to get the back out of mine. I tried to remove the bottom seat section which popped up at the front easily enough, but there are hooks at the back which I couldn't disengage while...
Forum: Humour Corner 14th August 2022, 22:09
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By edwardmk
Aaaargh. But I did larf.:D

Aaaargh. But I did larf.:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2022, 19:58
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By edwardmk
I've just removed the rear seat back since I...

I've just removed the rear seat back since I personally just couldn't get the lower seat cushion out without removing the back. I noted that there were fragments of white plastic in the bottom of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2022, 08:34
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
I checked the service history but couldn't find a...

I checked the service history but couldn't find a fuel filter change anywhere, so I've ordered a fuel filter kit and a white clip from the Bay. I know I have an orange clip somewhere, but could I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2022, 22:01
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By edwardmk
2.5 V6 suddenly not starting

I've been thoroughly enjoying swanning around in our 'new' Rover 75. We've driven over 300 miles without missing a beat including the Edgcombe House Classic car show which involved loads of stop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2022, 11:36
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By edwardmk
Iíll look at all those items and report back. ...

Iíll look at all those items and report back.
Car seems to be starting perfectly today as usual. Just that nagging concern now it may happen again!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2022, 00:53
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By edwardmk
Advice on weird non start today

Reversed MV54 KXK today and parked on a steep-ish hill. Engine was luke warm. I turned off the engine while waiting for another car to manoevre. Two minutes later, other car safely away, she wouldn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2022, 00:07
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By edwardmk
This is my problem too. Continuous tone on...

This is my problem too. Continuous tone on reversing, seems to be working correctly about one in ten times. Tried DMGRS but the website states 'sold out'.:shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 4th August 2022, 23:55
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By edwardmk
That could even be true for some government...

That could even be true for some government department forecasters.:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2022, 15:58
Replies: 29
Views: 3,419
Posted By edwardmk
Better keep an eye on Banana Bob. Also shiny and...

Better keep an eye on Banana Bob. Also shiny and desirable.
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2022, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By edwardmk
I rate Astras highly as well. Owned a 2 litre...

I rate Astras highly as well. Owned a 2 litre turbo cabriolet since 2005. Normal servicing and has been totally reliable (done it now). It's also quick when you want it to be. Not recommended for...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd August 2022, 22:13
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By edwardmk
They have a contract to oversea contracts worth...

They have a contract to oversea contracts worth up to 70 billion.
Still likely to be lucrative. Press and media is good at getting things wrong as usual.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2022, 21:59
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By edwardmk
Very nice colours.

Very nice colours.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd August 2022, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By edwardmk
:eek: What could possibly go wrong? Are they all...

:eek: What could possibly go wrong? Are they all hypnotised by the siight. It is amazing, but too close for me. One little blip is all it would take:duh:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 3rd August 2022, 21:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
Good weather is forecast, good attendance...

Good weather is forecast, good attendance suggested. Should be a great day. Looking forward to seeing all the cars and a nice burger hopefully, (but not from my open barbeque:D)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By edwardmk
I see fixings for one wheel is £11.99 on that...

I see fixings for one wheel is £11.99 on that link, but all four wheels is £25.49 on the same page. Rimmers is £17.94 for one wheel for 'genuine OEM'. Big differences in price. Any differences in...
Forum: Humour Corner 2nd August 2022, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By edwardmk
Always loved 'Far Side' cartoons.:D

Always loved 'Far Side' cartoons.:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2022, 22:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By edwardmk
Make a note of your Locking nut removal tool serial number?

My recent experience with locking nuts as follows. Went to the garage to check out a slow air leak (driver front around 1psi/day.) Couldn't find the locking wheel nut key.
Drove home and searched...
Forum: V8 Forum 28th July 2022, 10:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By edwardmk
I had a problem with the V8 overheating 10 years...

I had a problem with the V8 overheating 10 years back. Pottering around showing off Cornwall to relatives, the car just started running roughly and then cut out. To my horror, I then realised there...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 27th July 2022, 11:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
MV54 KXK sent also by pm.Fingers crossed for good...

MV54 KXK sent also by pm.Fingers crossed for good weather:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2022, 14:14
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By edwardmk
Very useful thread for me at the moment. When I...

Very useful thread for me at the moment. When I engage reverse, sometimes a continuous tone, sometimes working normally. Will have a look at all the suggestions at the weekend. Parking sensors are OK...
Forum: Humour Corner 23rd July 2022, 19:08
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By edwardmk
:eek::duh::shrug::getmecoat::D

:eek::duh::shrug::getmecoat::D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 22:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By edwardmk
Well one week of commuting with the car and there...

Well one week of commuting with the car and there are no major issues so far.
Very comfortable drive. Such a nice space to travel in I'm even relaxed in the traffic jams travelling the A30 upgrade...
Forum: Was it you? 21st July 2022, 12:21
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By edwardmk
My thought too? Pretty rare colour.

My thought too?
Pretty rare colour.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 20th July 2022, 22:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
pm replied and payment sent via paypal

pm replied and payment sent via paypal
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2022, 17:59
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By edwardmk
I made the same choice. Fitting the actuator was...

I made the same choice. Fitting the actuator was fiddly, but I managed it OK.
Just take your time. Photos help with re-assembly plus of course the useful info from all over the forum.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2022, 09:44
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By edwardmk
Never had a problem with changes including adding...

Never had a problem with changes including adding drivers with Admiral multicar, but they usually charged an admin fee. I've just switched to NFU since they came highly recommended and it seems very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2022, 09:35
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By edwardmk
Getting 'page missing':shrug:

Getting 'page missing':shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2022, 23:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By edwardmk
Just returned from a night ride to post a letter...

Just returned from a night ride to post a letter ( needed any excuse ) Delighted with the way she runs. I've turned into a carpet slippers driver but no pipe yet.
Very pleased with the relative...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 17th July 2022, 22:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By edwardmk
Please put us down for this ( Martin & Lynn ) ...

Please put us down for this ( Martin & Lynn )
How do I send you the payment due?
Forum: Photography Corner 17th July 2022, 22:44
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By edwardmk
"Tonight's sunset, only a phone pic though.." ...

"Tonight's sunset, only a phone pic though.."

Very uplifting nevertheless.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2022, 23:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By edwardmk
I cracked and she's now mine:D I'll post a few...

I cracked and she's now mine:D I'll post a few photos when I get time to take a proper look and report. She certainly looks the part. Mark delivered the car driving from Manchester to Redruth today...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2022, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Congratulations on your success. Dumb question,...

Congratulations on your success.
Dumb question, but how does air con refrigerant escape from a system which tests as having no leaks?:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2022, 15:39
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By edwardmk
Child trafficking from a bad place to a good...

Child trafficking from a bad place to a good place:}
Child trafficking generally:mad:
Congratulations to Mo for his amazing achievements:bowdown:. One of the lucky ones.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2022, 06:46
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By edwardmk
Glad you achieved a sale. I'm sure you're efforts...

Glad you achieved a sale. I'm sure you're efforts arranging meets are much appreciated. Surely a TF 'qualifys'?, but I wouldn't care if the organiser of a meet turned up on an electric bike. I get to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2022, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By edwardmk
:eek::D:bowdown:

:eek::D:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2022, 15:01
Replies: 29
Views: 3,419
Posted By edwardmk
As we're all to well aware, if it isn't found...

As we're all to well aware, if it isn't found quick it will be in a container off to another jurisdiction, resprayed with false plates, stripped for spares etc These people are scumbags of the first...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2022, 20:29
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By edwardmk
Hear Hear. :D

Hear Hear. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2022, 21:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By edwardmk
Yes. Good for us here in the South West. Have you...

Yes. Good for us here in the South West. Have you considered Devon or Cornwall yourself Rick? That would be extra handy:}
Forum: Social Forum 4th July 2022, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By edwardmk
Arghh. And he's not embarrassed either.:eek:

Arghh. And he's not embarrassed either.:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 21:59
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By edwardmk
Good luck with your new life in Devon Andy....

Good luck with your new life in Devon Andy. That's within striking distance of Cornwall. Are you ready to disclose a location yet?:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 21:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By edwardmk
Very tempted to buy this car. Only problem, I...

Very tempted to buy this car. Only problem, I don't need another car. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this thought.
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2022, 20:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By edwardmk
I completely agree that cyclists should be given...

I completely agree that cyclists should be given more space. I was impressed last week when cycling in Spain how traffic was always respectful and gave space to me on a bike. However, is it really...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2022, 23:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,495
Posted By edwardmk
Cyclists are causing long tailbacks on some roads...

Cyclists are causing long tailbacks on some roads near us. It's really bad when they're on a hill with poor visibility as they grind up the hill in gear 21!
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2022, 22:41
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By edwardmk
That's brilliant news. Our daughter produced our...

That's brilliant news. Our daughter produced our second grand-daughter in April. They are a joy at this early age, and you can also hand them back to their parents when you're worn out. :D
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2022, 22:08
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By edwardmk
Hear hear to that:}

Hear hear to that:}
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2022, 10:15
Replies: 193
Views: 8,893
Posted By edwardmk
Have you ever tried a wee dram o' Glenmorange:D

Have you ever tried a wee dram o' Glenmorange:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 09:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By edwardmk
Andy moving to the South West? New workshop? I'm...

Andy moving to the South West? New workshop? I'm sure he'll be busy. Anyone know is his new location? I'll take my place in the queue.
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2022, 22:28
Replies: 131
Views: 5,970
Posted By edwardmk
Driving along the massive A30 upgrade scheme...

Driving along the massive A30 upgrade scheme today from Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross. Every earth moving and construction machine I saw ( must be several hundred ) had a diesel engine. The only...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2022, 14:33
Replies: 131
Views: 5,970
Posted By edwardmk
You raise a very important point. All the G20...

You raise a very important point. All the G20 countries and others have been depreciating their currencies for years. When the monetary policy of an individual country gets totally 'out of whack'...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2022, 21:49
Replies: 46
Views: 1,620
Posted By edwardmk
I would vote for the UK to leave the WHO. It's...

I would vote for the UK to leave the WHO. It's one of many organisations run by unelected globalists that have great disdain for nation states, democracy or the truth. Many of the major national and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2022, 21:11
Replies: 190
Views: 11,987
Posted By edwardmk
Good post. I would prefer to have the brand...

Good post. I would prefer to have the brand 'climate change' dropped and replaced with 'pollution reduction' which would make more sense.
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2022, 20:32
Replies: 193
Views: 8,893
Posted By edwardmk
I'm confused. Independent Scotland being...

I'm confused. Independent Scotland being independent of Westminster but joining the EU and having their wishes diluted by an even more remote executive? What is the substitute to fill the gap with...
Forum: Items Wanted 14th June 2022, 20:13
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By edwardmk
I've got two tiny pcb's which I never used when I...

I've got two tiny pcb's which I never used when I changed the cases on my keys. You're welcome to them if they might be of any help?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 09:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By edwardmk
Unfortunately mis-selling goes on all the time,...

Unfortunately mis-selling goes on all the time, hiding important details that shouldn't be hidden. Just wish we could have an open and honest society, right across the board. Too many people being...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 18:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By edwardmk
A lot of useful tips here filed away for future...

A lot of useful tips here filed away for future use.:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2022, 21:26
Replies: 131
Views: 5,970
Posted By edwardmk
Plus they probably have no idea of the fuel...

Plus they probably have no idea of the fuel consumption on short journeys and with a cold engine.
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2022, 22:09
Replies: 131
Views: 5,970
Posted By edwardmk
I was plucking up the courage to drive the 260 to...

I was plucking up the courage to drive the 260 to my brother in laws in Moniaive. Round trip is 1000 miles. Just heard they are moving to Spain. Might be cheaper now to fly over there now.:eek:
Forum: V8 Forum 7th June 2022, 15:29
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By edwardmk
I had the same problem with pics until someone on...

I had the same problem with pics until someone on the forum pointed me to the Tapatalk app. Once set up, pictures are easy to put on the site because you can choose a smaller file size. This site...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2022, 20:28
Replies: 26
Views: 855
Posted By edwardmk
I have no idea what stealth mode is or how to...

I have no idea what stealth mode is or how to engage it so it can't be me lol.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 21:54
Replies: 73
Views: 2,409
Posted By edwardmk
It was an amazing spectacle on TV. I caught a...

It was an amazing spectacle on TV. I caught a little of the excitement but am rather glad I wasn't in those crowds. We raised a glass of an excellent Sauvignon Blanc over our fish and chips. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2022, 21:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By edwardmk
I think you're right Simon. I don't know what the...

I think you're right Simon. I don't know what the correct fixing is since I've always left this work to various local garages. The original newish s/s catback exhaust was just too loud for us ( Sorry...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 23:32
Replies: 53
Views: 7,347
Posted By edwardmk
B & G ?:shrug:

B & G ?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2022, 21:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By edwardmk
Pictures of the catalytic convertor removed from...

Pictures of the catalytic convertor removed from MY05 ZTT.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220530/094fca896146a3c5a5513f6a8c81ded0.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2022, 22:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By edwardmk
I probably should have done that, but too late...

I probably should have done that, but too late now. I got the job done at last but was a bit of a palaver. I have a rubbish cold so will post pics later of the old cat which I managed to retain in...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2022, 22:21
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By edwardmk
Agree. A price cap is a nonsense. Usually used in...

Agree. A price cap is a nonsense. Usually used in failing or unbalanced economies, more common historically a 'solution' in communist countries. As suppliers costs rise above the price cap, they go...
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2022, 20:47
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By edwardmk
These kind of discussions are always polarising....

These kind of discussions are always polarising. Corbyn et al held out Venezuela as a good example of how the state should spend the 'peoples' oil profits'. Note how well that turned out with 6...
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2022, 11:02
Replies: 46
Views: 1,620
Posted By edwardmk
Pretty confident that when the constitution was...

Pretty confident that when the constitution was written, if the founding fathers had any inkling it would lead to 18 year old malcontents acquiring semi- automatic weapons to butcher children with,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 17:25
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By edwardmk
Reminds me of when I bought my ZT V8. I wasn't...

Reminds me of when I bought my ZT V8. I wasn't even looking for a car at the time.:shrug:
Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 20:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Hilarious series. I remember the scene well....

Hilarious series. I remember the scene well. Donít feel so deprived now about T4 either 😂
Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 16:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks again for that info. I have to confess the...

Thanks again for that info. I have to confess the hesitation on acceleration disappeared when I remembered to re- connect the MAF sensor. Already posted on the ĎWallyí thread:duh::duh::getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 21:13
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By edwardmk
Drove the 260 to work and was puzzled that after...

Drove the 260 to work and was puzzled that after all the effort to change the plugs ( thread in V8 forum) and put on new coil packs, she wasn't really running very well at all. Poor acceleration,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2022, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By edwardmk
Too many cooks?:getmecoat:

Too many cooks?:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 9th May 2022, 18:08
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By edwardmk
SWMBO will definitely appreciate that one.:D

SWMBO will definitely appreciate that one.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2022, 12:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By edwardmk
Not an MOT fail. Just a sudden very loud noise...

Not an MOT fail. Just a sudden very loud noise from the front and sounding like a tractor. I'll definitely ask for everything they take off to be retained for me and report back.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2022, 19:34
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By edwardmk
That's amazing for a 190 V6. Wish I could get...

That's amazing for a 190 V6. Wish I could get over 700 miles out of a tank on mine!
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Glad to say she fired up first time. My engine...

Glad to say she fired up first time. My engine light has re-appeared though. Still have some hesitation on pressing on the go pedal. Found an unconnected sensor on the driver side rocker box vacuum...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
All the OME coils had one type of simple two pin...

All the OME coils had one type of simple two pin connector. Clearly the loom on the engine was designed with two different coil connectors. (Actually the loom connectors are the females and the coil...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Then ran into an unexpected glitch! Some of the...

Then ran into an unexpected glitch! Some of the connectors didnít fit. Closer inspection showed there were different female connectors on the MSDís. Found I had to re-juggle the MSDís so the simple...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Torqued new NKG iridium platinum plugs in at...

Torqued new NKG iridium platinum plugs in at 14ft/lbs with no anti-seize. Then ready for the MSD coils which had been in a drawer for the last five years...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220508/83e88eb4...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220508/83e88eb4a8a93da9cb88cfbedb9a3b4d.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220508/acb1393904ceef1a8621b6be9aba0046.jpg...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Used compressed air to clean the plug wells. Then...

Used compressed air to clean the plug wells. Then a touch of de-block oil for 10 mins. The plugs were really tight but they all came out OK.


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Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Finally found time to finish the job. Used M5 0.8...

Finally found time to finish the job. Used M5 0.8 x 10mm brass inserts from Amazon. Used the old securing bolts to keep them lined up while the glue...
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 14:48
Replies: 248
Views: 11,826
Posted By edwardmk
When you run a Kleptocracy the proceeds make the...

When you run a Kleptocracy the proceeds make the Mafia look tame. I feel sorry for what the Russian people have had to endure from their leaders (or should I say sociopathic controllers) for so long.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2022, 22:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By edwardmk
My V6 2.5 is booked in for Tuesday for catalytic...

My V6 2.5 is booked in for Tuesday for catalytic convertor replacement. The garage was adamant the catalytic convertor had 'blown'. Maybe I'll ask them to keep the old part so I can see what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 20:58
Replies: 40
Views: 2,561
Posted By edwardmk
I thought that too. No driver's door key...

I thought that too. No driver's door key aperture?
If you can't use the key manually in the driver's door due to a fault, search the forum. Lot's of advice on this issue.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th May 2022, 20:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By edwardmk
Horrendous. Holidays are potentially dangerous....

Horrendous. Holidays are potentially dangerous. It's too easy to be over-relaxed. Just a split second and there for the grace of God go all of us. They had a water tragedy off Padstow where a family...
Forum: V8 Forum 4th May 2022, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
I don't think I've got any cracks. I did consider...

I don't think I've got any cracks. I did consider a manifold upgrade. I saw a You Tube video where an upgrade was done, and apart from the extra work it looked higher and unlikely to fit under the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2022, 15:58
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By edwardmk
Blown exhaust

One moment the ZT190 was humming along quietly, next moment we sounded like a tractor. Had a new exhaust recently, but it's the bit in front of the new exhaust which has blown. Failed catalytic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2022, 22:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,735
Posted By edwardmk
My 2.5 V6 petrol starts well after being left for...

My 2.5 V6 petrol starts well after being left for a full calendar month. The V8 though will only last 3 weeks from a full battery. I haven't had time to trace the last bit of parasitic drain on the...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 21:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
I couldnít think of a way to use superglue in...

I couldnít think of a way to use superglue in such a confined space without risking gluing the wrong thing. Ended up putting a 7mm socket on a drill and spinning the cop bolt until it heated up the...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 21:26
Replies: 66
Views: 5,548
Posted By edwardmk
Number 318 then :}

Number 318 then :}
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd May 2022, 21:12
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By edwardmk
PM sent. Many thanks Mike.:bowdown:

PM sent. Many thanks Mike.:bowdown:
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 16:55
Replies: 66
Views: 5,548
Posted By edwardmk
Not sure of my number but itís a 2004. Been with...

Not sure of my number but itís a 2004. Been with me since I acquired her for half price when Rover went bust.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220430/8b1812c38ad7f3a6c79f90c5e1caa265.jpg


Sent...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd May 2022, 16:36
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By edwardmk
Inner front door latch cable wanted for ZTT 190

I'm looking for one of these and hoping someone can point me in the right direction or sell me one. Many thanks,

Cable-front door internal release - FQZ000220 - Genuine MG Rover
From Year-2003,...
Forum: V8 Forum 1st May 2022, 14:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Found this interesting link ...

Found this interesting link
https://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l-1996-2004-modular-mustang/604268-stripped-cop-bolt-totally-fed.html

I'm leaning towards cutting off the heads of the three stuck...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2022, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By edwardmk
I need to look at the other end, so the door card...

I need to look at the other end, so the door card will have to come off now whatever I do. I can't find anything at the passenger handle location that looks wrong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 09:31
Replies: 27
Views: 2,197
Posted By edwardmk
Very sorry to hear of this. Scumbag is the word....

Very sorry to hear of this. Scumbag is the word. I've had things nicked in the past and it feels like a betrayal by your community. it's just that one scumbag though. Most folk are normal and condemn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 23:02
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By edwardmk
Passenger inside door handle stopped working

The passenger inside door handle when pulled no longer opens the door, much to SWMBO's displeasure. The fault seemed to start when she yanked the door handle a bit harder than usual. I thought...
Forum: V8 Forum 30th April 2022, 21:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By edwardmk
Advice on plug change problem

Last time the V8 was in for a service and MOT I was informed they couldn't change the spark plugs because the 'bolts just kept turning.' I was a bit puzzled but the car passed and was running well so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 18:56
Replies: 29
Views: 4,261
Posted By edwardmk
Found this thread really useful for my failed...

Found this thread really useful for my failed sunroof problem. The sunroof had failed in the closed position (fortunately). I swapped out the switch for a known working switch and the problem...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th April 2022, 21:33
Replies: 66
Views: 5,548
Posted By edwardmk
Collected the V8 after it had been parked up for...

Collected the V8 after it had been parked up for a month due to 1)the misfire, 2) the engine warning light, 3) floppy manual linkage and 4) a toc toc toc noise seemingly from the rear driver side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 20:00
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By edwardmk
Pressure radiator thermostat?

Pressure radiator thermostat?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By edwardmk
I know I missed a lot. Some had already left (to...

I know I missed a lot. Some had already left (to go and thaw out!) Iím sure Bob will post more shortly. Nice for things to feel a little bit more normal. Roll on to warmer days.


Sent from my...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By edwardmk
And a few more...

And a few more pics😊https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220410/4108a879104a4140bdd9a10ace7c5397.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220410/ebdc9477ceabf9bea99060caa20495a3.jpg...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By edwardmk
Glad we made the effort to attend our first ever...

Glad we made the effort to attend our first ever MG event. The Sunday lunch was really nice in the restaurant (and a welcome break from the rather chilly wind ) At least it was dry and I felt a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By edwardmk
Glad you made it back OK Bob. Excuse my...

Glad you made it back OK Bob. Excuse my ignorance, but what is the PRT?
Google says 'personal rapid transit'. My best guess is pressure radiator top?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:30
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By edwardmk
Looks really good. Puts my efforts today in the...

Looks really good. Puts my efforts today in the shade. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:26
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By edwardmk
Spent a couple of hours re-washing the car ready...

Spent a couple of hours re-washing the car ready for the post pandemic paddle meet tomorrow. Flying shyte machines is very apt.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2022, 22:14
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By edwardmk
Here in Cornwall you become an immediate prime...

Here in Cornwall you become an immediate prime target for seagulls!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 20:05
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By edwardmk
Agree that it's likely to be a bulb somewhere or...

Agree that it's likely to be a bulb somewhere or an earth fault in one of the indicator bulb circuits if all the bulbs test OK.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2022, 22:39
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By edwardmk
Copied suzubluís solution for loose door handle...

Copied suzubluís solution for loose door handle surrounds.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220406/c33ac0fe9ac9ad1de02a11eb1be125c9.jpg


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 22:02
Replies: 76
Views: 3,969
Posted By edwardmk
Which drive technique uses the most fuel.

I've always coasted down long hills when safe to do so, but I noticed that when I coast down a hill in my 2005 Astra I get 130mpg on the instant consumption, but 999mpg if left in fifth gear on...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th April 2022, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By edwardmk
Great directions and a useful summary Bob. I...

Great directions and a useful summary Bob. I decided to check out the venue last Saturday. SWMBO was reluctant as the weather looked ominous, but when she walked into the restaurant, all was forgiven...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 11:45
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By edwardmk
I suspect the risk is becoming less microscopic...

I suspect the risk is becoming less microscopic very quickly. A lot of electrically assisted bikes around now. I nearly got run over by someone on an electric bike in Mousehole. Flying along on a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 11:28
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By edwardmk
Tesla Powerwall or similar?

Tesla Powerwall or similar?
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 26th March 2022, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By edwardmk
Nice pic with the sunset behind the cabin.:}

Nice pic with the sunset behind the cabin.:}
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 21:38
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By edwardmk
Wow. Quite a procession. If I was in the car, I'd...

Wow. Quite a procession. If I was in the car, I'd prefer the quietest after about a mile. From outside the car, all of them are petrol head music. All the engineering in that procession.:bowdown:
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd March 2022, 15:28
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By edwardmk
I had the same problem with an Apple Macbook Air....

I had the same problem with an Apple Macbook Air. Good old Google to the rescue once again!
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2022, 22:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By edwardmk
You have to get back from the moon once you've...

You have to get back from the moon once you've got there and keep us all informed about Banana. Purpose and routine right there (amongst everything else you do ):}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 21:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By edwardmk
I have a parasitic drain on my Transit. Fitted...

I have a parasitic drain on my Transit. Fitted one of those exact same battery isolators until I find time to locate the parasitic drain. Really good result for me too. Found out the previous battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 20:29
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By edwardmk
Loads of things I want to do, but the weather was...

Loads of things I want to do, but the weather was uninspiring to say the least. But I did manage to check all the fluids and apply white lithium grease to all of the door hinges and linkages. Opening...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 17:43
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By edwardmk
Employment law and all HR legal issues are so...

Employment law and all HR legal issues are so complex, our humble dental surgery has a contract with HR lawyers. We pay a monthly fee to a law company. As long as we run all our issues by them before...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 17:16
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By edwardmk
Can't help but feel Lewis was robbed last season.

Can't help but feel Lewis was robbed last season.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2022, 17:13
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By edwardmk
Very unfortunate Bob and even more frustrating...

Very unfortunate Bob and even more frustrating I'm sure. Sounds like the AA man was a decent chap. Response time was very impressive. One small silver lining. Murphy and Mr NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 00:29
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By edwardmk
I used to have a job as a cleaner at Ironbridge...

I used to have a job as a cleaner at Ironbridge B. The noise and coal dust was incredible. I wore all the safety gear unlike most did back in the late sixties. Lots of memories. The mask filters were...
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2022, 08:30
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By edwardmk
We've been selling the silverware in the UK for a...

We've been selling the silverware in the UK for a long time. Where is the long term strategic planning? Long 'just in time' supply chains. Foreign ownership of multiple vital assets. Self- immolation...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By edwardmk
I once spent four hours 'fixing' a £1.99...

I once spent four hours 'fixing' a £1.99 solarlight from B&M, just to please my wife ( or possibly avoid the wrath of SWMBO :eek:)
I do feel that if we seek a 'greener 'world, then shipping items...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By edwardmk
Wishing you all the best Jules & Many Happy...

Wishing you all the best Jules & Many Happy Returns. Have a great day. Hope that tree hasn't taken over too much of your space:D
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2022, 22:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By edwardmk
Excellent. Guessing not front wheel drive though:}

Excellent. Guessing not front wheel drive though:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 22:22
Replies: 70
Views: 4,343
Posted By edwardmk
Do any of the Rover/MG's cut off fuel when...

Do any of the Rover/MG's cut off fuel when running downhill. My 2005 Astra Cabriolet shows 999mpg running downhill. Just wondering since fuel prices are heading for £2/litre.:shrug:
Forum: V8 Forum 8th March 2022, 21:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By edwardmk
Sounds like a very interesting project. How heavy...

Sounds like a very interesting project. How heavy is a 6.4l hemi compared to the standard 4.6 V8? What power output are you hoping for? I'd imagine you must be planning a lot of suspension mods for...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 8th March 2022, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,997
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Bob, Please put down Martin and Lynn for...

Hi Bob,

Please put down Martin and Lynn for this one. 260 or 190 to be confirmed.
Going to book a meal at the first opportunity. Fingers crossed for nice weather as always.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 11:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,340
Posted By edwardmk
And just for a moment there I thought I'd...

And just for a moment there I thought I'd discovered something new for my fence panels and outdoor furniture.:}
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