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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2022, 16:08
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By stevestrat
Found an image of it in situ. Lives behind and...

Found an image of it in situ. Lives behind and slightly below the cluster.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51839461022_ce1e7eba37_z.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2022, 14:13
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By stevestrat
On later models the remote locking sensor is in...

On later models the remote locking sensor is in the vicinity of the instrument cluster, you may have disturbed something taking the cluster out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2022, 11:53
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By stevestrat
This may help, Remove Your Instrument Cluster How...

This may help, Remove Your Instrument Cluster How to (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=91043).
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 11:06
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Oh aye . . . . blame the cats, they can't defend...

Oh aye . . . . blame the cats, they can't defend themselves.

There's no doubt when Suzy farts, she get the fright of her life and runs away from the scene of the incident as fast as possible :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:51
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By stevestrat
No problem Chris. That's the benefit of the T4...

No problem Chris. That's the benefit of the T4 map, takes a minute to see who's nearest.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 21:19
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By stevestrat
Quite often watch "Outback Truckers", long...

Quite often watch "Outback Truckers", long distance road train truckers in Australia. The journeys are mind boggling, thousands of KM, recall one trip of 3,600km. The stations (ranches) as well,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2022, 15:06
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By stevestrat
I'd have a word with Chris (cb750chris...

I'd have a word with Chris (cb750chris (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/member.php?u=14945)), he's less than an hour away in Portsmouth.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By stevestrat
Do a Google search Bob, may well be somewhere...

Do a Google search Bob, may well be somewhere local that can convert VHS to DVD. I don't know exactly where you are but I did an "experimental" search for Devon (and Cornwall) and it came back with...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 10:14
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Mornin'. No frost here, in fact the heating is...

Mornin'. No frost here, in fact the heating is off and back door is open to let the girls potter in and out.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 22:08
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By stevestrat
Been watching the various programmes about Meat...

Been watching the various programmes about Meat Loaf. I'd forgotten how much Paradise by The Dashboard Light makes me laugh. The Old Grey Whistle Test performance is still brilliant.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 19:28
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Just watch out, one day you might try to do...

Just watch out, one day you might try to do something and get the response "I'm sorry Ian. I'm afraid I can't do that" :panic:
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 16:07
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Ging's away to see friends down in the Lake...

Ging's away to see friends down in the Lake District so I'm amusing myself watching Genesis Live In Rome back in 2007, one of the things on my Sky hard drive. Kinda how I like to remember Phil...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 15:20
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By stevestrat
Hmm . . . . I hope they subcontract to another...

Hmm . . . . I hope they subcontract to another company. Any Halfords "technician" I've come across finds changing bulbs and wiper blades challenging.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 15:10
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Our surgery has an automated system that answers...

Our surgery has an automated system that answers the phone quickly enough but then you can go and make a coffee while it plods through a ponderous recorded message about this, that and everything...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 15:02
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By stevestrat
Sad. I used to play Bat Out Of Hell then scare...

Sad. I used to play Bat Out Of Hell then scare the cr@p out of myself taking the bike for a blast on the twisty coast road down to North Berwick.
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 08:43
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Not my favourite part of the day, always...

Morning. Not my favourite part of the day, always feel stiff, sore, tired, takes a couple of hours for the morning meds to kick in then I can face the day.
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 18:11
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
That must have made the horse's eyes water.

That must have made the horse's eyes water.
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 14:15
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By stevestrat
Couldn't agree more, there's nothing about a...

Couldn't agree more, there's nothing about a motorway that holds your attention and keeps you alert. For a while I worked 12 hour shifts at Motherwell depot about 50 miles away along the M8. More...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 14:05
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
That was close! Stepped out the back door and...

That was close! Stepped out the back door and nearly got nutted by a Kestrel making a low pass over the garden :eek:

Getting very cloudy and grey here.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2022, 13:59
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By stevestrat
They're up a side street near the bottom of Ferry...

They're up a side street near the bottom of Ferry Road.

I used to get work done by a mechanic mate of mine a couple of miles away but he's more or less retired now, only does light jobs to keep...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2022, 10:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By stevestrat
There's Thompson's Motors...

There's Thompson's Motors (https://www.edinburghonline.co.uk/info/13230/) in Industry Lane, EH6. I've never used them (not convenient for me) but the previous owner of the ZT 1.8T I had lived in...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 22:53
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I can't speak Romanian!

I can't speak Romanian!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2022, 19:05
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By stevestrat
Never take car into Edinburgh anyway, haven't for...

Never take car into Edinburgh anyway, haven't for a long time. Place is not car friendly to put it mildly. Free rail travel and an old fogies bus pass as well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2022, 18:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By stevestrat
I'll second that. Few years ago I inherited my...

I'll second that. Few years ago I inherited my father's Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 after he passed away. I was going to a local shop, right of way on the main road when a Freelander flew out of a side...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 13:23
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/4193/34208453862_5e8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4193/34208453862_5e8d31fcde_z.jpg

Get that :rant: thing out of my face!
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 11:26
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
That's sods law, Suzy hates having her photo...

That's sods law, Suzy hates having her photo taken, she'll look away, close her eyes, anything. The only time you'll get a decent shot of her is if you catch her by surprise.

This is a classic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By stevestrat
I got this...

I got this (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281034401596?hash=item416ef4a73c:g:P-4AAOxy-sRSZkbJ) (or similar) off Ebay a few years ago, fearsome adhesive. Need to be sure of the positioning as its a bugr...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 18:03
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
As long as you don't eat the meat. You can...

As long as you don't eat the meat. You can replace it with some nice nutritious lettuce or grass out of the garden.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 14:57
Replies: 22
Views: 784
Posted By stevestrat
Not a myth, my father had it with a Vauxhall...

Not a myth, my father had it with a Vauxhall Cavalier. So long ago I can't remember how it was solved.
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 14:13
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Well that was a right pain in the butt! Had a go...

Well that was a right pain in the butt! Had a go at the rice cooker, disassembled the lid, as suspected found a broken wire where it passes through the lid hinge, checked the other two wires, they...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 10:44
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Had that not long after getting the 260, hit...

Had that not long after getting the 260, hit something on the A74 just before Abington. Limped into the services, got the can of shaving foam out, it came out of a hole on the inside of the tyre as...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 21:34
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Pint of Teachers with a dash of Henry's :hurt:

Pint of Teachers with a dash of Henry's :hurt:
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 20:20
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
As you know my other half is from the far east so...

As you know my other half is from the far east so we eat a lot of rice and have a rice cooker. The one we had was a few years old but worked fine, my wife decided it needed replacing (why? It works!)...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 19:15
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By stevestrat
They've commissioned a special wrap that will...

They've commissioned a special wrap that will make it look exactly like a disused department store.
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 18:16
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Thanks for looking Mike, I'm in no hurry to get...

Thanks for looking Mike, I'm in no hurry to get one, I had to go into Musselburgh today anyway and had a look while I was there. That place has cards of fifty assorted batteries, got one of them a...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 15:54
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
The one in the watch is a no. 395 Mike, haven't...

The one in the watch is a no. 395 Mike, haven't looked at the equivalents yet. I'd probably have got one today if I hadn't encountered the world's most unhelpful shop assistant, needs to get a job he...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 13:59
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Tried to get a battery for the Tissot watch, went...

Tried to get a battery for the Tissot watch, went to the local Indian Emporium (sells everything!) in Musselburgh. Asked about watch batteries and the extremely helpful assistant grunted and pointed...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 13:44
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By stevestrat
Unfortunately it would be more than some bridges....

Unfortunately it would be more than some bridges. The only section of railway in the UK that can accommodate them is the Eurotunnel between Folkstone and the tunnel. Carrying lorries on rail vehicles...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 12:11
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By stevestrat
You can take the guard out of the equation, don't...

You can take the guard out of the equation, don't have guards on freight trains, the vast majority of freight trains became driver only late '80s/early '90s, I was still driving when they did away...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2022, 11:15
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By stevestrat
Never used it Steve only remember the post about...

Never used it Steve only remember the post about it, maybe Jim could offer more info. It does state the material is 3mm thick so a backing is quite possible. For a definitive answer:...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 11:04
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Usual performance trying to get blood out of me,...

Usual performance trying to get blood out of me, tried one arm then the other, three little round plasters on me! Last time I had one of them Pops examined it, decided she didn't like it, got it in...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 07:57
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, up early for the blood test, only do...

Morning, up early for the blood test, only do bloods in the morning for some reason :shrug: Diabolical night's sleep, slept in instalments :(
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2022, 20:05
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I took a fancy for chicken kiev, cooked two small...

I took a fancy for chicken kiev, cooked two small ones with a couple of spoons of rice, with Ging being from the far east there's always rice on the go :D I struggled to eat one, girls got the other....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2022, 18:46
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By stevestrat
Found it, Martrim Range Rover Oatmeal:...

Found it, Martrim Range Rover Oatmeal: https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming-supplies/range-rover-headlining-kits.php?sample_cart=add&id=901. You can request a sample.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2022, 17:02
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By stevestrat
I'm sure there was a (fairly) recent thread that...

I'm sure there was a (fairly) recent thread that recommended a Range Rover colour.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 00:25
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By stevestrat
Yes Paul has data but converting that data to a...

Yes Paul has data but converting that data to a searchable format available to all isn't a task I would like to take on.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By stevestrat
There's an answer to replies like that, add the...

There's an answer to replies like that, add the op to the ignore list in your User CP, anything posted by the op will not show up.
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 15:52
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Need to watch what they're doing with the laser...

Need to watch what they're doing with the laser or it could be eyes crossed as well!

I hope they find something as Ging seems to think I'm at the lash, "you need to get more exercise!", I would...
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 15:42
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
LCOZ/Emergency Ward 10 :D Knackered after doing a...

LCOZ/Emergency Ward 10 :D Knackered after doing a bit in the front garden. I hope this blood test(s) gets to the bottom of why I've no energy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 14:14
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By stevestrat
Pulling the belt fully out and cleaning with...

Pulling the belt fully out and cleaning with furniture polish is supposed to help. If it doesn't there's more suggestions in this thread (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=249672).
Forum: Social Forum 11th January 2022, 12:10
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Much the same here, up at five to prepare Ging's...

Much the same here, up at five to prepare Ging's food for work, dayshift. Went back to bed about 6:30 but wide awake again just after seven when the girls heard the old boy next door going out, then...
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By stevestrat
Need to be big to get that name on the back of it!

Need to be big to get that name on the back of it!
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 12:23
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Still need to get a battery for the watch. I have...

Still need to get a battery for the watch. I have a spare but not the right one, why does every watch have a different battery:shrug:

Call me weird but I'm looking forward to them taking blood on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2022, 08:47
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By stevestrat
It is believed the data was sold but to whom is...

It is believed the data was sold but to whom is not known. It is rumoured it was bought by the MG Owners Club but wherever it went it has never resurfaced.
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 22:48
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I was livid at the tone of the reply Bob! All I...

I was livid at the tone of the reply Bob! All I did was ask for help identifying the watch and the gist of the reply was you thought you had a valuable watch . . . . ha ha, it isn't! If he's an...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 22:11
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I am not a happy bunny to say the least, I'm...

I am not a happy bunny to say the least, I'm absolutely :rant: furious! I'd posted on a Tissot watch forum to try to identify the watch I'd inherited from my uncle. I got what was basically an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 19:41
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By stevestrat
Dipping it with your finger is the easiest option.

Dipping it with your finger is the easiest option.
Forum: V8 Forum 9th January 2022, 18:59
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By stevestrat
Might be better asking the question over on the...

Might be better asking the question over on the 260s OC (https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc260/html/f0rum/forum.php).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By stevestrat
Only 7 days to go on the MOT, expires 16/01/22....

Only 7 days to go on the MOT, expires 16/01/22. Very limited description does little to raise interest.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 18:08
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By stevestrat
Just use the search bar (top of the page below...

Just use the search bar (top of the page below User CP) otherwise where do you stop, a section for every individual component.
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 10:21
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I'm no closer to identifying the watch. A...

I'm no closer to identifying the watch. A magnifying glass revealed the model number on the back but still can't find an image of one with the same dial. I posted about it on a Tissot watch forum,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2022, 21:28
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By stevestrat
Typical unscrupulous main dealer, why settle for...

Typical unscrupulous main dealer, why settle for £150 when you can get £6k out of the mug.
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 14:45
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By stevestrat
12,000 Euros for something that looks like its...

12,000 Euros for something that looks like its made by Airfix!
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 12:30
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
This Tissot watch I inherited is proving somewhat...

This Tissot watch I inherited is proving somewhat intriguing, a magnifying glass revealed a model number but an online search for said model number doesn't produce any images of a watch with the same...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 09:55
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Mornin'. Rain has stopped here, woke me up on the...

Mornin'. Rain has stopped here, woke me up on the early hours, but looks like it could restart any time.
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2022, 20:15
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Inherited a watch from an uncle who passed away...

Inherited a watch from an uncle who passed away some time ago, my aunt passed away recently and her house is being cleared. Its a Tissot, don't think its valuable but its a nice looking watch. Popped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 14:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By stevestrat
It will take a time but it does get less painful....

It will take a time but it does get less painful. I found the friends I'd made here helped a lot after I lost both parents within a couple of weeks in tragic circumstances. Don't bottle anything up,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 12:06
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By stevestrat
You can see the MAX and MIN markings at the...

You can see the MAX and MIN markings at the bottom of the tank in this pic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5724/21843931231_b816772633_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 7th January 2022, 12:00
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Not a happy bunny. Spoke to the GP about the...

Not a happy bunny. Spoke to the GP about the problems I'm having just now, wants a blood test to check various things. Phoned the reception to organise said blood test . . . . first available ...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 21:05
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
We groom Suzy and Maya ourselves, they're so laid...

We groom Suzy and Maya ourselves, they're so laid back about it but Pops has to be done professionally. She gets so upset about being groomed, no idea why, she used to need a tranquilliser and going...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2022, 20:44
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By stevestrat
You're correct.

You're correct.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2022, 18:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By stevestrat
It is. The reference to anthracite is for the...

It is. The reference to anthracite is for the contrasting trim colour around the edge.
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 11:20
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
There's a warning for snow here but, hopefully,...

There's a warning for snow here but, hopefully, it won't materialise. The earlier cooking smells dissipated enough to be able to have my breakfast!
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 10:25
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Trying hard to rain here. Sods law, have to go...

Trying hard to rain here. Sods law, have to go out.

Think I've defeated the squirrel by managing to move the anti climb dome higher up on the pole, seems to be beyond its leaping range now.
...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:18
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By stevestrat
Saw that up in Edinburgh, Transit van approaching...

Saw that up in Edinburgh, Transit van approaching a junction with its left indicator on and a guy on a bike tried to undertake it. The van turned into him and the guy on the bike started screaming...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:07
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Ging arrived home with boxes of test kits,...

Ging arrived home with boxes of test kits, supposed to test every day before going to work, she's a nurse. She said, you try one. I looked at the instructions, do not use if you are prone to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2022, 20:21
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By stevestrat
Not sure where your garage is getting their...

Not sure where your garage is getting their prices from, DMGRS (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/member.php?u=15626) (in Southampton) does a diesel clutch kit (incl slave) for £169. I think he...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 18:26
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By stevestrat
Why not cut out the middle man and send Russ a PM?

Why not cut out the middle man and send Russ a PM?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2022, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By stevestrat
In a word, no. Russ did a spare key for me when I...

In a word, no. Russ did a spare key for me when I bought the 260 and he used a separate piece of equipment for the chip. Hopefully one of the key guys will be along and give a fuller answer.
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2022, 15:48
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Picked up a flea treatment for the girls. Poppy...

Picked up a flea treatment for the girls. Poppy sat and watched me giving the treatment to Suzy and Maya, turned towards her "you're not putting that on me!" and she disappeared under the recliner....
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2022, 14:23
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Just picked up a couple of bird feeders in B&M to...

Just picked up a couple of bird feeders in B&M to replace the big one the hairy tailed rat destroyed, a quid each! Not exactly quality but they'll do until something better turns up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2022, 22:33
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By stevestrat
Good luck loading that up for a family holiday.

Good luck loading that up for a family holiday.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2022, 21:48
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By stevestrat
Did your under seat work include the connectors...

Did your under seat work include the connectors for the seat belt pretensioners? A problem with the pretensioner wiring/connectors can also cause the light to come on.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2022, 16:25
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Just stopped raining here, lashing down all day....

Just stopped raining here, lashing down all day. Ging is away taking Christmas presents to her friends in the lakes so just me and the girls.
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 16:56
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah, and after paying the £200 fine and six...

Yeah, and after paying the £200 fine and six points on their licence they'll need to sell said phone to help pay their insurance renewal.
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 16:51
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Posted By stevestrat
It was Ging and me (and the girls) seeing the...

It was Ging and me (and the girls) seeing the year in. Ging kept letting off party poppers frightening the cr@p out of little Maya, so much so that she hid behind my legs and wouldn't go near Ging.
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 02:03
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Happy new year to all. Bedtime now.

Happy new year to all. Bedtime now.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By stevestrat
Kinda lost interest trying to watch what he was...

Kinda lost interest trying to watch what he was doing and read subtitles at the same time.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 19:11
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By stevestrat
A "Dutch Reach" . . . . sounds like a position...

A "Dutch Reach" . . . . sounds like a position that features in one of those DVDs that arrives in a plain brown wrapper :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 15:59
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By stevestrat
Be careful trying to start a car with a dodgy...

Be careful trying to start a car with a dodgy battery, you can screw up the rolling code between the transponder chip in the key and the immobiliser.
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 15:12
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Just watched Debs' service. Kind of made up for...

Just watched Debs' service. Kind of made up for not being able to get to my aunt's funeral. Its good that Andy isn't on his own, he has Meg at his side. When I lost both parents in very quick...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2021, 14:57
Replies: 180
Views: 15,541
Posted By stevestrat
Very moving, good that Meg was able to be there.

Very moving, good that Meg was able to be there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2021, 22:56
Replies: 180
Views: 15,541
Posted By stevestrat
Hope tomorrow goes as well as it can Andy. We'll...

Hope tomorrow goes as well as it can Andy. We'll all be there with you.
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 22:42
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
Brilliant! Sat in all day waiting for the parcel...

Brilliant! Sat in all day waiting for the parcel to be collected apart from a mad dash to the Coop for bread and milk mid afternoon. Ging got home from work, I told her the parcel hadn't been picked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2021, 19:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By stevestrat
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=55585
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 15:33
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By stevestrat
Sensible people would but are we talking about...

Sensible people would but are we talking about sensible people :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 15:31
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I'm fine now Phil, well as good as I ever am. I...

I'm fine now Phil, well as good as I ever am. I do need to speak to the GP about my appetite or lack of it. I survive quite happily on a couple of slices of toast in the morning and something equally...
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 12:54
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
Thumb twiddling. Need to go out for milk and...

Thumb twiddling. Need to go out for milk and bread but getting a huge parcel for the Philippines collected, trouble is no idea when.
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 12:33
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Been checked regularly for varices but never had...

Been checked regularly for varices but never had any, now on a medication that specifically targets the gut eliminating the need for the camera down my throat :clap:
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2021, 10:40
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Brian was at my door three times yesterday,...

Brian was at my door three times yesterday, should get a break today, rain is bouncing off the ground.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 17:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By stevestrat
The whole used car market has gone nuts caused by...

The whole used car market has gone nuts caused by a shortage of automotive computer chips limiting the supply of new cars. Theoretically the supply chain issues will be sorted next year . . . . watch...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 15:59
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Only starting to get back to sorts now, had a...

Only starting to get back to sorts now, had a sarnie with some of the roast pork. GP reopens tomorrow but expect everybody and their grannie will be phoning, might wait til into the new year.
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By stevestrat
When the rail industry caught up with technology...

When the rail industry caught up with technology we started using an early version of Windows. There was a local manager called Angus but you had to be careful as Windows kept autocorrecting Angus to...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 13:38
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By stevestrat
You'd think the dirt brown colour of the water...

You'd think the dirt brown colour of the water would tell people that the river is running above its normal level or are they really that clueless.
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 13:12
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Been thinking about it for a while Jeff. I've had...

Been thinking about it for a while Jeff. I've had very little interest in food for quite a while, that's the first "meal" I've had in weeks. Still don't want to eat anything, still feel stuffed.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2021, 11:03
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By stevestrat
Send one of the moderators a PM. They can be...

Send one of the moderators a PM. They can be identified by having their screen names in green.
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 10:59
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
God I feel rough! I've eaten so little for so...

God I feel rough! I've eaten so little for so long I suspect I can't handle a decent meal now. We had our belated Christmas meal last night, even though I didn't eat a lot, maybe 4 small roast pots,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 17:47
Replies: 117
Views: 5,888
Posted By stevestrat
That's one way to reduce the population, cycle...

That's one way to reduce the population, cycle into town and get mown down by the electric car you didn't hear coming.
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2021, 17:27
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Busy to the point of disappearing up my own.......

Busy to the point of disappearing up my own.... preparing a (well) late Christmas dinner. Roast pork, roast pots, yorkies, veg, stuffing and gravy. Sticky toffee pudding (the real McCoy from Cartmel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 17:20
Replies: 71
Views: 4,512
Posted By stevestrat
Feel for you Dave, especially happening at this...

Feel for you Dave, especially happening at this time of year.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2021, 19:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,873
Posted By stevestrat
Back in my biking days (Honda VFR750) I was...

Back in my biking days (Honda VFR750) I was nipping to the local shops and saw a group of kids playing chicken on the main road. They were still there when I came back, one of them wandered into the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 16:10
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
No Christmas dinner here with Ging working. By...

No Christmas dinner here with Ging working. By the time she gets home, showered etc its about 9pm by which time she's too tired and I can't eat that late, if I do the food tends to lie in my stomach...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 15:02
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
Just been out to fill the bird feeders, birds are...

Just been out to fill the bird feeders, birds are delighted. There's a yellow warning for snow and ice, I can well believe it, bitter out there.
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2021, 06:34
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
Merry Christmas everyone. Ging is away to work...

Merry Christmas everyone. Ging is away to work and I'm going back to bed.

:christmas:
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 20:16
Replies: 163,501
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Posted By stevestrat
Didn't want to be too thorough with quality...

Didn't want to be too thorough with quality control sampling, dunno how many Ging's planning on taking. Everybody bringing food. I know my spring rolls are favourites and disappear quickly.
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By stevestrat
If that's the new Christmas message gonna need...

If that's the new Christmas message gonna need bigger Christmas cards.
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 17:06
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
28 spring rolls for Ging's workmates tomorrow....

28 spring rolls for Ging's workmates tomorrow. Was 30 but err . . . . two had to go to quality control :drool4: :o

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51771732627_5e7b6543c7_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 15:24
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Won't be doing a lot Phil, Ging is working 07:00...

Won't be doing a lot Phil, Ging is working 07:00 til 19:30. Had to work many a Christmas (and New Year) myself, both on the footplate and supervisory/managerial side. Every depot had drivers and...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 12:10
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Spring rolls wrapped, fry them later. Thirty of...

Spring rolls wrapped, fry them later. Thirty of them . . . . less ones I have to quality check :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51772082176_947914e12f.jpg

I love spring rolls but not the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 10:16
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
That's thrown my plans up in the air! Was going...

That's thrown my plans up in the air! Was going out this morning then preparing and filling the spring rolls in the afternoon. Ging has just texted there's a parcel being delivered anytime in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 09:43
Replies: 13,270
Views: 1,356,560
Posted By stevestrat
Funny, I had a Volvo S80 and PX'd it for my first...

Funny, I had a Volvo S80 and PX'd it for my first 75 for exactly the same reason. I was going to buy a 75/ZT before that, when they were still being produced. Looked at one in a dealer, went to sit...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 09:33
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Had to go out and fill the bird feeders, drizzle...

Had to go out and fill the bird feeders, drizzle has developed into proper rain. There's now a bird on every feeder step and a queue waiting their turn. 14-16 either feeding or waiting.
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 08:22
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By stevestrat
What a sad world we live in. Nicholas Latifi...

What a sad world we live in. Nicholas Latifi who's crash caused the late safety car has received vicious online abuse, even death threats from so called F1 fans.
...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 08:18
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Weather is much the same as yesterday, heavy...

Weather is much the same as yesterday, heavy drizzle :(
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 07:46
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Mad Max, one of my favourite films. Pointless...

Mad Max, one of my favourite films. Pointless fact, the actor who played the gang leader in the original film also played Immortan Joe in Mad Max Fury Road, Hugh Keays-Byrne.

5am rise no2, another...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 20:06
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Nothing you could do about that Andy. Losing a...

Nothing you could do about that Andy. Losing a loved one is hard especially at this time of year. We're here to help where we can.
Forum: V8 Forum 23rd December 2021, 17:56
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By stevestrat
Sounds like traction control. I can't find an...

Sounds like traction control. I can't find an image of the MGR version which has the symbol below with TRACTION CONTROL under it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51770364459_dfe2409711_m.jpg
...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 17:36
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Spring roll filling done, wrap them tomorrow.

Spring roll filling done, wrap them tomorrow.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 14:51
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Got everything I need for this afternoon, my...

Got everything I need for this afternoon, my orders are to make spring rolls. Ging is working Xmas day and they all bring food in, she is supplying spring rolls . . . . or rather I am.

Need to go...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 11:43
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Lovely day here, cold and peeing down, very heavy...

Lovely day here, cold and peeing down, very heavy drizzle. Wouldn't mind but I have to go out :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By stevestrat
Reebs would be your best bet. The mgrover.info...

Reebs would be your best bet. The mgrover.info site disappeared a good while ago, the (unconfirmed) rumour is the data on the was sold to the MG Owners Club, where ever it went it has never...
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 15:33
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
HELP!!! My other half has got her karaoke out...

HELP!!! My other half has got her karaoke out :panic: Nowt wrong with her singing but its the horrible tinny electronic music screwing up music I don't mind.
Forum: V8 Forum 18th December 2021, 19:25
Replies: 56
Views: 2,503
Posted By stevestrat
You have to scroll down to the item description: ...

You have to scroll down to the item description:

Used but in good working order

7 available (replaced all 8 but only one that had failed.
This auction if for 1 item
Forum: V8 Forum 18th December 2021, 14:30
Replies: 56
Views: 2,503
Posted By stevestrat
Seven available but selling singly not as a...

Seven available but selling singly not as a "set".
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By stevestrat
Oops! Apologies, misread the thread I was...

Oops! Apologies, misread the thread I was thinking about.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 19:14
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By stevestrat
Welcome. I'd advise checking what the French...

Welcome. I'd advise checking what the French equivalent of the MOT regulations are first. In the UK the regulations changed recently so that you can't simply transplant xenons without all the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 19:00
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Not really been a good time for the family in the...

Not really been a good time for the family in the last couple of weeks. I lost an aunt a week or so ago, just found out my last remaining uncle passed away. Don't think I'll be going to my uncle's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2021, 18:28
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By stevestrat
I'd advise you remove your email address, posting...

I'd advise you remove your email address, posting it on an open forum can attract spam. Anybody wanting to contact you can use the personal message system.
Forum: Photography Corner 16th December 2021, 17:26
Replies: 985
Views: 135,018
Posted By stevestrat
Anybody know the collective noun for a heap of...

Anybody know the collective noun for a heap of dogs :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51751165343_ab8cbf2b72_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 16:37
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
The LEDs are three colour. Re the four wires, one...

The LEDs are three colour. Re the four wires, one positive and three negative, one for red, 2nd for green, 3rd for blue, the missing transformer/control box must switch between the negatives. Can't...
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 16:12
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By stevestrat
Ferrari unveils prototype zero emissions F1 car. ...

Ferrari unveils prototype zero emissions F1 car.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51750998058_9a0db309d3_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 14:53
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I like a challenge but . . . . my wife handed me...

I like a challenge but . . . . my wife handed me two strings of LEDs (like a fancier version of those self adhesive LED strips) without a transformer/connector "make them work!". The LEDs are marked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2021, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By stevestrat
The self levelling is a sensor on the rear...

The self levelling is a sensor on the rear suspension connected to an upgraded (self adjusting) LSM. I am not aware of anyone who attempted to retrofit the self levelling system. Prior to the new...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 13:52
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By stevestrat
Remember him from his TV appearances, had a video...

Remember him from his TV appearances, had a video of him live. Funny man, sad loss.
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 11:14
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I don't eat a lot Jeff, dunno if its something to...

I don't eat a lot Jeff, dunno if its something to do with the liver problem but my appetite crashed a long time ago, food just doesn't interest me any more, bit frustrating as cooking was one of my...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 10:40
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah but we tend to get the tail end of extreme...

Yeah but we tend to get the tail end of extreme weather crossing the Atlantic.
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 10:30
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
I check mine now and then but could virtually...

I check mine now and then but could virtually paint the figure on the meter, never varies, always just above 6.
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 15:07
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By stevestrat
What excites me more than anything else is the...

What excites me more than anything else is the prospect of George Russell in the other Mercedes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 17:27
Replies: 13,270
Views: 1,356,560
Posted By stevestrat
The seat belt pretensioner wiring/connectors, can...

The seat belt pretensioner wiring/connectors, can also cause the light to come on. Don't ignore under the passenger seat, exactly the same airbag/pretensioner wiring and connectors under there.
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 16:09
Replies: 163,501
Views: 7,068,176
Posted By stevestrat
Council times for pick ups are utter bollox based...

Council times for pick ups are utter bollox based on when the vehicle is supposed to leave the depot! Our bins have to be out at 06:00, they usually get emptied mid afternoon.

Need to top of the...
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