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Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 13:25
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By clf
I suspect a more common reason at least around my...

I suspect a more common reason at least around my area (and looking at the cars as they pass), for this dazzling effect as I get it with the warmer coloured headlights just as often as the white, is...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2022, 00:04
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
Do they have any annual taxation for owning a...

Do they have any annual taxation for owning a vehicle, as there is in the *ahem* UK (VED)?

Imagine the outrage and road blockages if they introduced parking charges lol.
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 23:59
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By clf
If you touch a solid state drive nothing will...

If you touch a solid state drive nothing will happen to the data either ;). You are thinking of a hard disk with an internal platter/disc, solid state drives such as USB sticks or solid state drives...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By clf
take out the sentimental ones, there's something...

take out the sentimental ones, there's something about holding them in your hand. The rest, go through, and be critical, any out of focus, dump them. The ones that are of a decent standard, put them...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2022, 10:20
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By clf
Fill three litre milk carton with warm water...

Fill three litre milk carton with warm water (just as you feel warmth in it warm). Unlock all the doors, start engine, turn dentist (EDIT:demist - corrective text) on. Lift wipers to make sure they...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 22:31
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
yes of course, the top 5, and those with a job,...

yes of course, the top 5, and those with a job, need to get to work, so they must be prioritised, cannot get more prioritised than get preferential free transport. The top 5 are so important, they...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 20:51
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
Votes? no voting at all in my society! Kim Kardy...

Votes? no voting at all in my society! Kim Kardy B will be Prime Minisdent and she will tell us what to wear and eat. Besides, you voted for the past 50/60 years, you got it wrong, you cannot be...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 20:13
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
... dont forget TV licences and heating...

... dont forget TV licences and heating allowances. These old folk have had it too good for long enough, they must be rolling in it, with their cheap now mortgages now paid off because of the lower...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2022, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By clf
did the results of the meter test show any...

did the results of the meter test show any issues? The gearbox also restricts changes when cold, and with the multi plugs there is an option to test the sensor. Not sure what the figures should be,...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 20:05
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
Less than 5k per year? How would it be monitored?...

Less than 5k per year? How would it be monitored? easy to disconnect a speedo, or alter mileage. Simple, no exemptions, everybody then pays for their impact of the environment. Uneconomical cars...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 19:48
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By clf
post number 4 has the diagram ...

post number 4 has the diagram

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=112269
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 15:56
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By clf
There is a pin out diagram with the appropriate...

There is a pin out diagram with the appropriate values. Use the search bar (I cannot find it to share), and enter brake duty solenoid. This should yield a number of posts, but you will have to wade...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 15:50
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By clf
That reads like a sensible idea, and one I've...

That reads like a sensible idea, and one I've always believed should be applied nationwide in place of ved. But the application in specific areas could be problematic in its application. Nationwide,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 15:43
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By clf
Just to add to what arctic states in post 2, if I...

Just to add to what arctic states in post 2, if I recall, my car with a failed stat only showed something like 50-to 55 degrees ( 54 sticks in my mind), after a 30 minute idle. Under load...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 23:47
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By clf
I am not a royalist either, and believe that...

I am not a royalist either, and believe that dignitaries should, at the very least contribute to the costs of their security (I also believe the royals should actually bow to us for their lives of...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 22:31
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By clf
How does the US president on state visits get to...

How does the US president on state visits get to use the secret service for his security? They are to the UK a private security team after all, and still they have UK police protection also ie cost...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 13:14
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By clf
try THIS...

try THIS (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=153360). It is for the modified stainless steel alternative, however the principles are the same.

At the time I also removed all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 15:54
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By clf
Also states it is a 1.8 too lol ..... this could...

Also states it is a 1.8 too lol ..... this could be a rushed tick of the radio button (I cannot be bothered to look up the mot to verify lol)

I wonder if the images were taken when it was being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 02:07
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By clf
for general data as opposed to a specific car The...

for general data as opposed to a specific car The Way Back Machine may help

LINK (http://web.archive.org/web/20191218220633/http://www.mg-rover.info/models_overview.htm)

if you have Google's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 14:17
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By clf
have you investigated why it is US first? The...

have you investigated why it is US first? The backplates can rust, and allow the hold down pins of the shoes to pull through, although by this stage, you may need the compensator looked at also.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 13:45
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By clf
no. But THIS ...

no. But THIS ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2022, 02:15
Replies: 109
Views: 41,544
Posted By clf
and also from me, especially for post 32 from...

and also from me, especially for post 32 from THIS (https://www.mg-rover.org/threads/rover-75-bcm-fault-central-locking.405371/page-2) thread (dot org post), my first repair when I got the car (8...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2022, 02:06
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By clf
I agree with you, except the proportion of blame....

I agree with you, except the proportion of blame. Whilst the driver did indeed indicate very late (almost to the point where their indication was pointless), how many times have you had to brake due...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By clf
As well.as the other guidance, and I am.reading...

As well.as the other guidance, and I am.reading between the lines as well, is the coolant cap. I am assuming you are religiously checking it from.the recommissioning comment and longer journeys)
...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 00:07
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By clf
....... to which the cyclist should have been...

....... to which the cyclist should have been slowing also, before the car driver's late indication! The cyclist was not paying attention to the road and its users around and ahead of him. Think of...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:33
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By clf
you dont pay road tax (nor road fund licence)...

you dont pay road tax (nor road fund licence) either ;). You simply pay for the privilege to own a car (vehicle excise duty).
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 22:31
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By clf
The alternative was for the car driver to...

The alternative was for the car driver to telepathically sense the cyclist, come to a stop in a slow but free flowing road, allow the cyclist to undertake, but crucially allow the camera cyclist to...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2022, 21:54
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By clf
in this instance, it could only be the cyclist....

in this instance, it could only be the cyclist. The car was always ahead of the cyclist, and whilst it indicated late, the car was ahead, when both the cyclist and car were approaching the junction....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 12:36
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By clf
The gasket looks to be correct. The oil...

The gasket looks to be correct.

The oil though, it depends of it states n402.. since it is a universal one, (that others have apparently used successfully), and the proper one is available for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2021, 21:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By clf
post 5......

post 5......
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 10:55
Replies: 63
Views: 2,147
Posted By clf
The problem with common sense, is that it doesnt...

The problem with common sense, is that it doesnt exist (touched on above). Common sense is learned sense. Either learned personally or from.others.

People talk of hydro locking, we know how and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2021, 18:24
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By clf
Read HERE...

Read HERE (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=188690), and test
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 18:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By clf
if it seems/is too thick it should still be ok....

if it seems/is too thick it should still be ok. In fact, the neoprene would probably be more forgiving in terms of torque.

When I said previously about it being too thick, I perhaps should have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 18:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By clf
:duh::duh: it is obvious now! lol

:duh::duh: it is obvious now! lol
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2021, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By clf
it was ebay, THIS...

it was ebay, THIS (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182434900227) is the item recommended. It was well packed, and if I recall, had branding on it, ie not a cheap chinese gasket thrown into an envelope -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2021, 18:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By clf
There was a cork type one I purchased on...

There was a cork type one I purchased on recommendation from the forum. To me it seemed rather thick (although it is the correct size and shape). Reading in Rave if I recall, it mentioned gasket...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 18:48
Replies: 71
Views: 4,512
Posted By clf
I am so sorry for your loss - take the time that...

I am so sorry for your loss - take the time that officialdom are off to allow yourself to come to terms with everything. If it helps, pour your heart out on these boards, no one will mind, if you are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 11:24
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By clf
They look to be the Cream Summit leather sports...

They look to be the Cream Summit leather sports seats (Option 1 in post 2 (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=37734), see Jules's in post 19...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2021, 00:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By clf
I am sure you have delved into this, but there...

I am sure you have delved into this, but there has to be something available to you.

According to Rimmer's it is the same, and also same for certain land/Range Rovers

Specification HERE...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 22:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By clf
Make it number two. Check the resistances of the...

Make it number two. Check the resistances of the solenoids before changing the fluid. To change the solenoid, you need to drain at least half the fluid anyway. You may have to lose part of the oil...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 10:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By clf
What feedback did you leave the seller lol? ...

What feedback did you leave the seller lol?

There must be the correct grade of oil available somewhere local to you - is it not something like mtf90 or something along those lines (and is diff...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 00:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By clf
These were the symptoms of my 2/4 duty solenoid...

These were the symptoms of my 2/4 duty solenoid failure.

Mat (DMGRS) did a how to HERE (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=188690) (if you havent seen it already), and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 10:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By clf
Two days for ni (which is still good lol). ...

Two days for ni (which is still good lol).

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2021, 13:55
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By clf
If using penny washer or any kind of washer, add...

If using penny washer or any kind of washer, add a piece of rubber between the fastener and the heat shield to prevent tearing (or further tearing) to the shield.

Sent from my SM-A600FN using...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 19:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By clf
I have, but only noticed this on engines with the...

I have, but only noticed this on engines with the oil filter mounted directly to the block, and not a remote filter as on the M47 or the Passat B5.5 pd 130 engine I had before.
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 10:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
Indeed, he didnt even bring his car to the...

Indeed, he didnt even bring his car to the correct parc fermé location at the end of the race, instead hiding it among the rest of the pack.

His non attendance was in contravention of the rules...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 23:51
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By clf
Latest Episode of Binky is up tonight if you are...

Latest Episode of Binky is up tonight if you are a patreon, tomorrow if not. Nearly at the end.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 12:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By clf
the spelling depends on where the whiskey, or...

the spelling depends on where the whiskey, or whisky is made ;)
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 12:36
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By clf
.............. but will this bring the price of...

.............. but will this bring the price of EVs down?
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 12:06
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By clf
I blame Brexit, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings,...

I blame Brexit, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, or some other political reason, maybe even FIFTEEN reasons.


Jeez, can you not keep it on the blatant political topic? Electric cars are FIFTEEN...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2021, 22:08
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By clf
I have never heard of anyone starting a dry...

I have never heard of anyone starting a dry engine to add oil, but it would be the only way I can think of for an oil light to remain on for longer than normal with our engines (or any with a remote...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2021, 22:01
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By clf
8 Times World FIA Champion

YES, you read that correctly

Am watching the FIA prize giving (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjTWjOcWYFA&ab_channel=FORMULA1), a little bit awkward in places for obvious reasons, personality of...
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 19:59
Replies: 179
Views: 9,861
Posted By clf
Ah, I can understand that. Though, I had thought...

Ah, I can understand that. Though, I had thought you had started to see the benefits in the reduction of the spread of this virus, by avoiding crowded confined spaces.
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2021, 16:54
Replies: 179
Views: 9,861
Posted By clf
From what my niece tells me, most if not all of...

From what my niece tells me, most if not all of her lectures are expected to be conducted remotely. If this was to transpire to be, would you reconsider?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2021, 00:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By clf
should always thoroughly inspect the belt prior...

should always thoroughly inspect the belt prior to fitting, if in any doubt cut through it to check the rubber to be sure. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 22:02
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By clf
pay the subscription, top right hand corner of...

pay the subscription, top right hand corner of the page (£10 per year). It is part of the rules/terms and conditions. This is assuming you wish to sell a car.

To post on an existing car for sale...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 15:43
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
dont get too excited. You will not see his best...

dont get too excited. You will not see his best until Hamilton leaves. Why do you think he didnt get a second race last year ;)

I still think the most rounded and capable driver (for modern F1)...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 14:41
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
As I read it, your point of view does not...

As I read it, your point of view does not coincide with Mercedes. Their objections are surprisingly, solely with the FIA and the race director's decisions. They are not disputing that Verstappen's...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 23:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
In your opinion, what happened between lap 1 and...

In your opinion, what happened between lap 1 and 48 does not matter? Equally, what happened in the previous races, ie their results, matters not also? Or did you simply not see any of the race beyond...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 22:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By clf
surely the pressure should remain the same pre...

surely the pressure should remain the same pre and post filer change, since the oil filter/filtration is remote and I assume require the pump/pressure to pump it through the filter. If you started...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 19:09
Replies: 179
Views: 9,861
Posted By clf
remember how we used to be grateful for the...

remember how we used to be grateful for the sacrifices made during the WWII (as well as others of course). It makes the 'sacrifice' of wearing a mask quite ironic.

Here, for the conspiracy...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 13:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
Yes of course, he finished with the most points....

Yes of course, he finished with the most points. You have to say though, that he won it through someone else's controversial actions rather than his own (eg Schumacher, Senna etc).

Just be...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 01:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
race director surely? It was the decision I...

race director surely?

It was the decision I was uncomfortable with, of not letting all the other lapped cars through, also the rules state that they must all pass first then the safety car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 00:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By clf
Thanks for that, he is a bit of a headcase isnt...

Thanks for that, he is a bit of a headcase isnt he? I will avoid his channel for sure
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 14:58
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
I bet Felipe Massa is ahouting to his TV 'carma é...

I bet Felipe Massa is ahouting to his TV 'carma é uma vadia' lol
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 14:34
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
Not sure how I feel about that ending, but the...

Not sure how I feel about that ending, but the same rule was applied to all ........ still think there needs to be a review of that first corner advantage.

Final race of the season? FINAL...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 13:43
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
excellent for Perez! When Perez has the...

excellent for Perez! When Perez has the opportunity to play the team game, he does it well. Just a shame he cannot create those opportunities himself. Was kind of hoping that his tyres would give out...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 13:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By clf
:eek: Advantage stolen! (corner was cut on his...

:eek: Advantage stolen! (corner was cut on his return with the distance gained not returned - not the place)

Saudi, advantage given back by Hamilton (hamilton took the shape of the corner on his...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2021, 23:11
Replies: 64
Views: 9,721
Posted By clf
THIS...

THIS...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2021, 19:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By clf
I do my own, and never noticed any difference. In...

I do my own, and never noticed any difference. In my head, the oil light should not change as the oil is poured into the top and through the engine, so presure should build regardless of the amount...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th December 2021, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By clf
was figuring this based upon UV cracking the...

was figuring this based upon UV cracking the tyres, but thought the tubes (and the inside of the tyre) would doze over time, and gravity too of course. The lack of rotation, causing the 'rubber' to...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 9th December 2021, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By clf
I have no experience of them, but would jockey...

I have no experience of them, but would jockey tyres and tubes not be prone to dozing or cracking? Making a spare tube a better idea than a repair kit?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2021, 10:55
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By clf
BMW would not let them. BMW simply did not care...

BMW would not let them. BMW simply did not care about rover. They wanted two things. The mini name, and legacy, and the technology and know how of land rover.

The germans are just as patriotic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2021, 10:46
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By clf
If it was silver, it too would be the best. All...

If it was silver, it too would be the best. All about generating positive thinking.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 09:57
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By clf
The gap is visible.in image 2. It only would need...

The gap is visible.in image 2. It only would need to be 'just cracked' if the thread is being wound out.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 19:07
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By clf
It might be worth a bit of preventative...

It might be worth a bit of preventative maintenance though - especially considering the rarity and weather in Canada.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 10:45
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By clf
Maybe I have missed it, or misinterpreted how the...

Maybe I have missed it, or misinterpreted how the adjustment works, but I always thought you had to release the tension on the spring to turn the screw?

To wind in required the lock nut released,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 00:50
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By clf
On the driver's side just behind the lower corner...

On the driver's side just behind the lower corner of the front number plate, you should see the circular front of the sensor pointing forwards. It may be possible that it has become dislodged and is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 13:04
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By clf
Just a thought, based on a similar (but...

Just a thought, based on a similar (but different) experience I had with my boot release.

Have you had it on TOAF recently? When I first used TOAF, a bug I assume selected the tourer tailgate AND...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 21:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By clf
these figures must also include the original 75,...

these figures must also include the original 75, if there were 350 in '94 ;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 00:17
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By clf
few more HERE...

few more HERE (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=316608) in the earlier (by one minute!) post.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 19:43
Replies: 180
Views: 15,541
Posted By clf
I am so sorry Andy. Words are just so...

I am so sorry Andy. Words are just so insignificant.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 10:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By clf
I had a car that went there in the past. I reckon...

I had a car that went there in the past. I reckon it was to do with the stone chips and air flow (therefore the direction the dirt and chips fly). Though the previous car went from.the outside in.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 10:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,200
Posted By clf
Getting caught :p: Sent from my SM-A600FN...

Getting caught :p:

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Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By clf
Such a legend in the sport, probably rivaled only...

Such a legend in the sport, probably rivaled only by Enzo Ferrari. Williams have always been 'my team' from when I pleaded with my dad on holiday in Blackpool in 1980, to buy me an Airfix/MRRC...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 21:43
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
would it be a late Beetle and a mk2 ZT in the...

would it be a late Beetle and a mk2 ZT in the reflection too?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By clf
This is the privilege or pleasure (?) of having...

This is the privilege or pleasure (?) of having dmgrs as a member. He/(they now) are relatively active members and I believe mat started off and still is an owner, (as Scott is also). They have...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 20:12
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I want to say what it is, but think it is only...

I want to say what it is, but think it is only fair that others get a chance - it is a mk3 though ;)
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 21:23
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Correct, a GTS to be precise. You are up

Correct, a GTS to be precise.

You are up
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 20:39
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By clf
https://i2.wp.com/www.honeybearlane.com/wp-content...

https://i2.wp.com/www.honeybearlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/fat-horse.jpeg?resize=499%2C374&ssl=1

They really should change the badge :p:

https://i.imgur.com/ZbjoIxN.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 15:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By clf
Vauxhall.mokka had an similar design. I thought...

Vauxhall.mokka had an similar design. I thought it uncomfortable, as ergonomically my thumb felt stronger.

Similarly mk2 meganes had an unusual handbrake release, although operated by the thumb....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By clf
If this is not a con by an unscrupulous garage, I...

If this is not a con by an unscrupulous garage, I suspect there may just be a miscommunication or misunderstanding between yourself and the person relaying the information.

Sent from my SM-A600FN...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 13:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By clf
Ahh ref the balti, that is not necessarily the...

Ahh ref the balti, that is not necessarily the parts, but rather the sum of the parts (ie the car). And in saying that, stephen from carrickfergus, at my local Indian takeaway also makes a rather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 13:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By clf
The parts are genuine xpart parts with mgr...

The parts are genuine xpart parts with mgr labels, not genuine mgr parts. As I understand it, xpart have the rights to label and sell parts as mgr. These parts can be of whatever standard they set,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 10:56
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By clf
I thought xpart were a franchise type wholesaler...

I thought xpart were a franchise type wholesaler rather than a individual retailer. Are dmgrs, and rimmers both not xpart dealers also?

As for the genuine articles...... errm, these are surely...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 10:40
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Make and...

Make and modelhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211124/6eb723ca4199d620ad027dd16bf82b3e.jpg

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Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 01:13
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Porsche 911 GT3 *RS* (the intake differentiates...

Porsche 911 GT3 *RS* (the intake differentiates it from a GT3?)
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 20:40
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Would the car be a 1000 model?

Would the car be a 1000 model?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:33
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By clf
Just throwing this out there, as it is not...

Just throwing this out there, as it is not obvious, and there is a relatively common buzz that presents itself around the dash, in my case, even moving as I moved closer to where I thought the sound...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:27
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
there are so many oddities to it. There...

there are so many oddities to it.

There seems to be a high level brake light, 'modern' indicators and a GPS(?) aerial, yet it seems to have an old flat non bonded windscreen, external hinges and...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 17:19
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Everything in me is saying Volkswagen, but I have...

Everything in me is saying Volkswagen, but I have never seen anything like it.

it looks like a Wolfsburg badge on the hub caps, Peugeot grill, with a Beetle-esque bonnet rib, and Beetle lights....
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By clf
why can they not have an electric muscle car? Is...

why can they not have an electric muscle car? Is it not the torque that gives the muscle car its name/reputation? Of course there will not be the V8 sound and vibration, but for the driver, at least,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:45
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
Earlier I suggested that a good sign for common...

Earlier I suggested that a good sign for common issues, is when you go to a scrap yard for a part, only to find them all in a faulty state - perhaps I should have said to ask your valet if he noticed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 00:56
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
I didnt say they were low volume, 'relatively low...

I didnt say they were low volume, 'relatively low volume' ;), comparing a mercedes engine with a Renault, the mercedes is relatively low volume - even more so now, since they began using Renault...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 22:03
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I figured it was that iconic, the shades of green...

I figured it was that iconic, the shades of green and the white would have been enough.

you got the last one lol, you have to put something obscure or cropped out for us to guess.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 19:26
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
YES! I knew someone would get it from that...

YES! I knew someone would get it from that section alone.

image cropped from HERE (https://www.motor1.com/photo/1504901/1966-lotus-cortina-ebay/)
...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 18:56
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
any better? ...

any better?

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86378&stc=1&d=1637607314
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 18:52
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I know that you know this! I will add a border to...

I know that you know this! I will add a border to the image to make it stand out, then I think it will be obvious.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 18:48
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I reckon this, due to how iconic it is will be...

I reckon this, due to how iconic it is will be identifiable by this tiny crop - make, model and 'trim' level
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 12:54
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
The 1.9 was supposed to be even worse (from a...

The 1.9 was supposed to be even worse (from a family member who was a 49 year veteran of a renault parts dept. - yes, 49 years for the same dealer and brand). And yes there were a few catastrophic...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 12:01
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I cannot see it properly with my phones cracked...

I cannot see it properly with my phones cracked screen, with it being close to the solo, I would suggest from the roofline, a panther Rio or else a p6?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:56
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
The flip side is that as your friend has not...

The flip side is that as your friend has not experienced the issue does not make it uncommon either :shrug:

However, in my mind it would be common enough issue for a an aftermarket company to...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 01:46
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
The 70s-90s makes me think of Panther? I can only...

The 70s-90s makes me think of Panther? I can only think of their pre war Mercedes copies and the lovely six wheeler.

EDIT: Know what it is now! I actually was aware of its name, but never realised...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 22:48
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I have no idea. It looks like some kind of kit...

I have no idea. It looks like some kind of kit car based upon a Sierra, with Jag XJR15 styling cues :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 21:40
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Between the size and the use of Ford parts, I am...

Between the size and the use of Ford parts, I am going to guess a Quantum?
Forum: Humour Corner 21st November 2021, 19:04
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By clf
you need to conduct deeper research and...

you need to conduct deeper research and correspond research with other peer research!

It is true

Sources (note, not source ;)) ;

YouTube
Instagram
Weibo
Daily Mail.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:56
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
That'll be Jimbo

That'll be Jimbo
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 17:30
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Funnily enough, that is how I found it. It was...

Funnily enough, that is how I found it. It was driving me nuts, I had seen it before, and knew it was not a 'regular' mini derivative.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 17:23
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
the 'angle of the wheels is a sure giveaway' ;):p:

the 'angle of the wheels is a sure giveaway' ;):p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2021, 17:21
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By clf
it is common. Also engine undertray and other...

it is common. Also engine undertray and other covers for the same reason. MOT testers are not allowed to remove components.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 22:07
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I didnt think so. I have seen it before, but...

I didnt think so. I have seen it before, but cannot recall its name. I remember thinking that it looks like the offspring of a Renault 17 and an Allegro, if the 17 and Allegro was brother and sister...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 21:29
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
were those pop up lights original?

were those pop up lights original?
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 19:29
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
correct on both points lol! Looks like you are up...

correct on both points lol! Looks like you are up Gordon.
...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:28
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
seemingly this was an Alfa Ti with Nissan badges...

seemingly this was an Alfa Ti with Nissan badges - I never thought Nissan sold any sports versions of this particular Cherry. I had to look up the Arna, and its various models to find that out.
...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:06
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
I didnt know such a thing existed, but a Cherry...

I didnt know such a thing existed, but a Cherry GTi?
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:03
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Is it some form of a Nissan Cherry with Alfa...

Is it some form of a Nissan Cherry with Alfa fittings? or a *ahem* sports trim lol
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 17:59
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Is it an Arna? Not sure they did a cloverleaf,...

Is it an Arna? Not sure they did a cloverleaf, perhaps a Ti?
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 17:56
Replies: 96
Views: 3,082
Posted By clf
Alfa Arna cloverleaf?

Alfa Arna cloverleaf?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 14:36
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By clf
Hi Simon, that is my point. They have made their...

Hi Simon, that is my point. They have made their statement in such a vague way that it instills a concern into the reader, The company can only make such a statement with two authorities. Themselves...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 19:06
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By clf
Their spiel is indeed misleading, but not totally...

Their spiel is indeed misleading, but not totally inaccurate;

Their title states, Don’t mix tyres across the same axle – it’s dangerous, and can be illegal. - this is true if crossply and radials...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 15:54
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By clf
The flip side to this will be a null warranty....

The flip side to this will be a null warranty. 'Our data shows that you drove your car with 2psi less in the front right tyre for 126 hours. This proves a lack of maintenance sir, and therefore your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 15:43
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
If they say that, surely they are admitting after...

If they say that, surely they are admitting after first use, bmw brakes are inherently dangerous lol.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2021, 10:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By clf
It isn't a mine field really. As someone else...

It isn't a mine field really. As someone else states it is a sales pitch (albeit with a genuine safety tag to it).

A general observation for me, is that they are retail sales pages, not government...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 01:56
Replies: 34
Views: 2,348
Posted By clf
You forgot to consider the opening the diagnostic...

You forgot to consider the opening the diagnostic machine cabinet is not included in the labour charge, then the connection to the obd socket, again, this is not included in the labour charge. There...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 22:26
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By clf
that's the one. Still cannot get my head around...

that's the one. Still cannot get my head around an overdrive lol - how they physically operate without mechanical interruption.

another interesting video from that era HERE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By clf
Just missed it, will likely be on again (and...

Just missed it, will likely be on again (and again lol, it is Freeview after all), but perhaps it is HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlhuVs-hIUg&ab_channel=JackFlashvintagemotoring)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By clf
Dont forget about the stripdown of Mike's (?)...

Dont forget about the stripdown of Mike's (?) first car, which just happened to be an MG'd 1.4K Rover 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXfNS-kayrE&ab_channel=DRIVETRIBE
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2021, 13:34
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By clf
Indeed, and whoever set the car up.for him,...

Indeed, and whoever set the car up.for him, really got it right

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 21:13
Replies: 31
Views: 2,266
Posted By clf
Regarding the Redex in the fuel filter, it made...

Regarding the Redex in the fuel filter, it made no difference to mine. I cannot find the screenshots of TOAF of the injector readings before and after for the Redex.

How I did it was to fill the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2021, 19:36
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By clf
I am at a loss. Did the sound change or move when...

I am at a loss. Did the sound change or move when you changed the wheels around?

The only other possibility I can think of, is the balls or needles (not sure what is in them) in the bearing, are...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 23:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By clf
ahh, but did 'your' previous generation not say...

ahh, but did 'your' previous generation not say something similar about 'your' generation of cars? As time and reliability move on there is less necessity to work on cars. How many kids even change a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2021, 21:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By clf
are all of the brake components tight? Caliper,...

are all of the brake components tight? Caliper, pad, and nothing rubbing (backing plate or a stone/dirt in the drum of the disc, or cooling fins). Small amount of grease on the contact points of the...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 16:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By clf
Dont forget about the changing attitudes of the...

Dont forget about the changing attitudes of the people too.

I personally cannot be bothered looking up the ins and outs of my dads tmps system, but thankfully the handbook had it marked out step...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2021, 14:18
Replies: 38
Views: 2,451
Posted By clf
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tariffs-on-goods-impor...

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tariffs-on-goods-imported-into-the-uk

all the details are in there, although you may have to look up the relevant import duty rates. Some categories are quite...
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 15:53
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By clf
In this day and age with more online shopping....

In this day and age with more online shopping. Imagine how damaged parcels will be after this. Amazon tipper lorries arriving, piled high with parcels, pulling up to a wagon and dumping them in....
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 15:47
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By clf
It would spell the end of that great idea of the...

It would spell the end of that great idea of the smart motorway too.

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Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 15:44
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By clf
They dont do that anymore. They email a link via...

They dont do that anymore. They email a link via the mobile phone in their hand,whilst holding their spaghetti bolognese in t'other. They have only got two hands so cannot switch off the cruise ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 15:49
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
Posted By clf
Tyres or shocks? Try swapping.the wheels...

Tyres or shocks?

Try swapping.the wheels over (also check the opposite side's brake set up - in case the noise is being carried).

Shocks failed, and simply rattling as you drive faster or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2021, 19:35
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By clf
will these legislations not be introduced for...

will these legislations not be introduced for vehicles made after a certain date? (I couldnt see anything about this).

I was once given an option to remove the cat on an old passat I had. Which I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2021, 22:07
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By clf
The first thing to have in the back of your mind,...

The first thing to have in the back of your mind, is any none standard exhaust will almost certainly be louder than oem. By how much, will depend on the material and its build quality.

Ultimately...
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