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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By SCP440
The same rad was fitted to the V8's so if it can...

The same rad was fitted to the V8's so if it can cope with that a 2.5 is a breeze.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 16:27
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By SCP440
The problem is if it a part exchange at a dealer...

The problem is if it a part exchange at a dealer they often dont want to take the chance on any warranty problems so they might as well scrap it, they have probably allowed for that in the price they...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2022, 22:31
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By SCP440
A similar thing happened to a mate, he had 9...

A similar thing happened to a mate, he had 9 points on his licence and then received a letter similar to yours as some one else speeding offence had been put on his licence and he received a 3 months...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2022, 22:55
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By SCP440
As much as I agree on the above comments if you...

As much as I agree on the above comments if you were going to splash out on something new that would cost you £500 a month so after 7 months this would be free motoring and probably a better car than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2022, 21:20
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By SCP440
I had a set done by them a few years for a Saab,...

I had a set done by them a few years for a Saab, the wheels were not that bad and they turned them around in a couple of days. Looked good when I collected them but in less than 12 months the coating...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2022, 21:59
Replies: 42
Views: 2,535
Posted By SCP440
I suppose they go on cycle holidays and grow all...

I suppose they go on cycle holidays and grow all there own food? How do these people think the stuff gets to Supermarkets and when they are sitting on the aircraft on there way to Benidorm or where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2022, 22:13
Replies: 42
Views: 2,535
Posted By SCP440
The odd thing I have noticed this last few weeks...

The odd thing I have noticed this last few weeks the traffic seems a lot lighter, I had to go to Exeter on Monday and the M5 was ridicuosly less busy than usual, at one point I had no vehicles in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2022, 07:28
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By SCP440
RAC for me, I have used the service a couple of...

RAC for me, I have used the service a couple of times with the Jensen and have found them very helpful and quick to respond. I had to call them out in Germany several years ago, the mechanic worked...
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2022, 07:53
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
No your not, there must be a price point when the...

No your not, there must be a price point when the sales decline as with any product. We all need this stuff but we can use less of it if we decide too. I know for one the wife was talking about going...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 18:26
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By SCP440
He probably was not expecting the level of...

He probably was not expecting the level of resistance, as they were saying on one of the news channels yesterday any civilian who wants one can have a gun and is shooting Russians from there homes....
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2022, 21:35
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
Filled my Transit up with fuel on the way home as...

Filled my Transit up with fuel on the way home as I have a busy day tomorrow, £152. If it stays at this level I wont be making any money. With the price of everything going up its going to be a tough...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2022, 22:10
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By SCP440
Apparently the reason I was told is that a lot of...

Apparently the reason I was told is that a lot of people in the later years of there working life are often in a managerial role or are taking it a lot easier. As soon as they retire the wife gives...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2022, 07:55
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By SCP440
There are a lot of motor factors about and most...

There are a lot of motor factors about and most will deal with you. You can examine the item while there, most will get a fresh one for you if available.

The problem could be these are made in...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2022, 20:33
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By SCP440
From what my son was telling me ( he works for...

From what my son was telling me ( he works for Alpina at Enstone) they were expecting a lot more problems. Apparently this E10 fuel is a big problem, overheating , pump caviation and generally a pain...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 07:53
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By SCP440
I agree, I see it so often that is cheaper to buy...

I agree, I see it so often that is cheaper to buy new than fix or repair what you have. The last time I was at the local council tip there were people throwing away perfectly good stuff, Bicycles,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2022, 09:15
Replies: 70
Views: 4,092
Posted By SCP440
£250 a month gets you little more than a shopping...

£250 a month gets you little more than a shopping trolley these days and after 3 years you hand it back or have to pay approximately half what it's new price was when you started using it.

A mate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2022, 08:18
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By SCP440
There is a company that install these hydrogen...

There is a company that install these hydrogen devices https://bumpers-farm.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/pale-fuel-systems-limited-19242403.html
It would be interesting to speak to some of there...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2022, 11:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By SCP440
As much as I agree we need to do more we also...

As much as I agree we need to do more we also need to be carefull we dont end up with a lot of women with children and old people. No men between 18 and 60 are coming.


Sorry if this sounds harsh...
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2022, 20:54
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By SCP440
My Wife sold her 2005 Mini Cooper last year and...

My Wife sold her 2005 Mini Cooper last year and in the 8 years of ownership only cost her some tyres and brakes apart from an annual service. A great little car unless you wanted to do a long journey...
Forum: Social Forum 7th March 2022, 18:08
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
I was in traffic today outside a local petrol...

I was in traffic today outside a local petrol station, while there the price changed from £164 a litre on Diesel to £1.71.
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2022, 15:09
Replies: 298
Views: 11,594
Posted By SCP440
My Brother had a smart meter fitted a couple of...

My Brother had a smart meter fitted a couple of years ago, immediately his bills doubled so he complained and asked for it to be checked. They did and was told his old meter must have been under...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2022, 16:59
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By SCP440
Some friends of ours have a young family, they...

Some friends of ours have a young family, they were telling us that the older boy was crying late one night in his bedroom and went to ask what the problem was? Apparently he was worried the Russians...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2022, 08:11
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
I am trying to get the wife out of the habit of...

I am trying to get the wife out of the habit of putting £40 of fuel in. She used to go once a fortnight but these days it's every week.

These days you might as well fill it, the next time it will...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2022, 19:32
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By SCP440
With a bit of luck one of the Oligarchs will get...

With a bit of luck one of the Oligarchs will get so fed up they will put a contract out on Putin. These Oligarchs are very powerful and rich and I suspect they will only put up with so much of having...
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2022, 20:42
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
They could but the government need the money to...

They could but the government need the money to start paying back all this money they have borrowed over the last couple of years so is unlikely. Also giving the Ukraine weapons is not cheap and...
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2022, 16:50
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By SCP440
And we thought Covid was bad :eek:. At this rate...

And we thought Covid was bad :eek:. At this rate we wont have a world left if Putin pushes the button.


He must be mad, the world has had 75 Years of relative peace with growing economies and...
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2022, 09:36
Replies: 226
Views: 8,997
Posted By SCP440
If the Russian economy collapsed I wonder what...

If the Russian economy collapsed I wonder what that will do too Puttin and all his cronies. If there Billions of Rubels are not worth the paper the paper they are written on he will struggle to...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2022, 21:42
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By SCP440
I wonder how many of these Diesel cars with a DPF...

I wonder how many of these Diesel cars with a DPF would pass an emission test after a good run? I know from experience that a vehicle with a DPF if not alllowed to warm up and go through a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2022, 17:48
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By SCP440
It used to be the case that every Royal Flight...

It used to be the case that every Royal Flight was practised 7 days before hand in case there was any unforseen problems even if the flight was done on a regualr basis.


Also the aircrafts...
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2022, 09:38
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By SCP440
I wish they removed the pretend drama from these...

I wish they removed the pretend drama from these programs, it's not needed. Also they pretend they do the restoration in a few weeks. Anyone who has ever restored a car knows the bodywork alone can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2022, 09:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By SCP440
I have seen cars with the warning light wired...

I have seen cars with the warning light wired into a timed circuit that brings the light on for the desired amount of seconds each time the ignition is switched on. It also works for ABS and engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By SCP440
Vans as well, a mate enquired about a new Transit...

Vans as well, a mate enquired about a new Transit and was offered what he paid for his 3 years ago against a new one but there was no discount on the new one. He got 30% off the one he bought 3 years...
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2022, 17:58
Replies: 108
Views: 4,701
Posted By SCP440
As much as we moan about the price if we keep on...

As much as we moan about the price if we keep on buying it the price will keep going up. As we all need it to keep out wheels moving unless we find an alternative fuel we have no choice. My wife who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2022, 17:42
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By SCP440
Another air bag light

I have had the airbag light on for a few days and eventually got around to fixing it, I presumed it would be the normal plugs but after plugging my laptop in the faliure was Pretensioner high...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 17:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By SCP440
Yes there are some amazing Diesel bargains, a...

Yes there are some amazing Diesel bargains, a friend who has recently retired has just bought an 18 Month old Skoda Superb Estate Diesel for half the price of a new one with less than 10k on it.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 20:54
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By SCP440
My problem with speed limits in this country they...

My problem with speed limits in this country they do not allow for the road conditions like some other countries do. In bad weather the limit should be reduced by 10 to 15% what ever road you are on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:44
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Until they ban air travel that uses Hydro carbon...

Until they ban air travel that uses Hydro carbon fuels, ships that burn vast quantities of fuel unfiltered and the major poluters on this planet like China, India and North America nothing is going...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 18:01
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By SCP440
If you buy a new car soon it wont break the speed...

If you buy a new car soon it wont break the speed limit without warning you and you having to increase the pressure on the pedal noticably.


I am still not sure why we are having this on our cars...
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2022, 18:03
Replies: 81
Views: 4,404
Posted By SCP440
The lack of depreciation is the biggest plus....

The lack of depreciation is the biggest plus. Most modern cars loose at least £50 a week and that pays for a lot of repairs and maintenance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2022, 17:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By SCP440
I will second the Milwaukee M18, they come in a...

I will second the Milwaukee M18, they come in a range of powers depending on what you are intending to use it for.


The kit including a battery and charger is often on a special on SGS if you are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2022, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By SCP440
Love that Vauxhall Royale especially in a Coupe....

Love that Vauxhall Royale especially in a Coupe. I remember driving one in the 80s and apart from the shockingly bad fuel consumption I remember how smoooth it was.
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2022, 17:09
Replies: 81
Views: 4,404
Posted By SCP440
What about the classics that currently dont pay...

What about the classics that currently dont pay any road fund licence? What ever scheme they bring in unless Classics are still exempt they will be penalised .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2022, 16:59
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By SCP440
These are even cheaper ...

These are even cheaper
...
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 17:58
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By SCP440
I can remember my Father coming home in a furious...

I can remember my Father coming home in a furious mood, he declared that is is it I am giving up driving. He had just paid £0.50p a gallon for 4 Star Petrol.


When I started driving it was just...
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 17:49
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By SCP440
100% Agree, they are biggest problem with this...

100% Agree, they are biggest problem with this government. What ever the government does they seem to find a negative twist on it.



I would like to see Laura Kuenssberg and all her...
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2022, 08:30
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By SCP440
I can remember the man from the Coop insurance...

I can remember the man from the Coop insurance coming around to the house to arrange all the policy's and then my Dad would give him a Cheque.

We do have a milkman and the window cleaner now comes...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2022, 22:19
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By SCP440
My Father was the same, he was asked what he had...

My Father was the same, he was asked what he had driven on his discharge and he told them, when he got his licence he even had tracked vehicle on his ''civvy'' licence.


When I was learning to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2022, 22:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By SCP440
Belt faliure is not unique to our cars, a friend...

Belt faliure is not unique to our cars, a friend with an Audi TT had a new belt replaced at the recomended time by an Audi dealer, after less than a 1000 miles it snapped and the engine was toast....
Forum: Social Forum 28th January 2022, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By SCP440
I used to work with a guy years ago who had...

I used to work with a guy years ago who had ''never got around to taking his test''. He had started driving when he was in his teens as he used to take his Mother to hospital as his father had left...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By SCP440
Some friends were over there a few years ago and...

Some friends were over there a few years ago and on a drive that was going to take a few days they were amazed that even though the road was good you rarely saw another car. Even trucks were not as...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 21:24
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By SCP440
Something that Sophie Raworth has been saying...

Something that Sophie Raworth has been saying when she talks about the days deaths. '' Not all those that have died after getting Covid will have died of Covid''. I am sure we all knew that but its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 10:40
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By SCP440
This is classic crank or cam position faliure...

This is classic crank or cam position faliure symptoms, some makes of car suffer with this more than others but the sensor resistance goes up as the heat gets to it and when you come to do a hot or...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2022, 08:01
Replies: 298
Views: 11,594
Posted By SCP440
OMG, my analogue meter has a sticker that starts...

OMG, my analogue meter has a sticker that starts L68:eek:
I knew it was old but not that old.
No wonder they keep asking me to have a new one.
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2022, 15:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By SCP440
Maybe we have been lucky in the past with our...

Maybe we have been lucky in the past with our level of taxation in what ever form it comes in? I know friends who live on the continent tell me what they pay for stuff.

If we want amenities, good...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 16th January 2022, 12:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By SCP440
Originally it was but I now have an Android unit....

Originally it was but I now have an Android unit.



I was not convinced the MDF mountungs would make much difference but I fitted the new speakers and then fitted them with the MDF while the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 15:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By SCP440
A mate with a Peugeot had a similar problem, he...

A mate with a Peugeot had a similar problem, he would pop round most weekends for me to top one tyre up with air.


It had been on and off numerous times and no obvious punctures or defects.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 14:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By SCP440
It depends on the car you are trying to put on a...

It depends on the car you are trying to put on a classic policy. If several of the type have been stolen or total losses especially on an agreed value policy this puts the risk up a lot, several...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 14:02
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By SCP440
I agree but there are a lot of very over zealous...

I agree but there are a lot of very over zealous traffic wardens, I caught one looking at the wheels of my van to see if it was over the white lines in a loading bay, another gave me a ticket in a 20...
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 13:19
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By SCP440
The problem is some people regard a parking...

The problem is some people regard a parking ticket as just the cost of parking, one of my customers reckons it is more cost effective to pay a parking fine than spend the time trying to find a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2022, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By SCP440
Some of these look close Oxford Brushed Foam...

Some of these look close
Oxford Brushed Foam Backed : AS Trim, Vehicle Textile Suppliers - Buy Upholstery, & Adhesives Online UK Ipswich (as-trim.co.uk)...
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2022, 17:49
Replies: 30
Views: 993
Posted By SCP440
The latest change of you only have to isolate for...

The latest change of you only have to isolate for 5 days is only for the vaccinated, those unvaccinated still have to isolate for the full term.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 13th January 2022, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By SCP440
I fitted Focal speakers a couple of years ago and...

I fitted Focal speakers a couple of years ago and if you use MDF backings for the fronts it makes a big difference the base response.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By SCP440
My wife recently had something delivered from her...

My wife recently had something delivered from her work that was thin and fragile, the shipper had put some thin wooden board either side of it. The material was very poor qaulity but it served its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 21:41
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By SCP440
I have Ageus on both my ZTT V8 and my Jensen, the...

I have Ageus on both my ZTT V8 and my Jensen, the agreed value of the Jensen is very high and I am still only paying £175 with 5k miles and it kept in a garage.


I always use the local broker...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 14:18
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By SCP440
How about and adapter plate? a piece of 20mm...

How about and adapter plate? a piece of 20mm Aluminium with the appropiate pick up points for both the engine and the new gearbox what ever you decide to use. You just then need a spacer on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 21:32
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By SCP440
In theory you are correct but I know of several...

In theory you are correct but I know of several modern cars that are suffering worse fuel consumption since the change, the wifes 2016 Mini for example used to do an average of 36mpg according the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 19:24
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By SCP440
In my experience this stuff from this supplier is...

In my experience this stuff from this supplier is as good as the bits that were fitted originally with the added bonus it has a 12 month warranty. I have seen used ones for sale on Ebay for this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By SCP440
Here they are ...

Here they are
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001733348359.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_groupList.8148356.20.41594824vHTQGP


Look the same as ours
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 12:31
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By SCP440
They are on Aliexpress, brand new, about £45 the...

They are on Aliexpress, brand new, about £45 the last time I looked.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2022, 20:58
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By SCP440
Worth getting a second opinion

A good friend of mine has his own car workshop and because he is getting close to retiement is not bothered about new customer,s he keeps busy with the customers he has. Last week he was asked to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2022, 07:49
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By SCP440
Buyers will try all the tricks to reduce the...

Buyers will try all the tricks to reduce the price, when we were selling the Wife's Mini one of the potential buyers reckoned the clutch was slipping, and needed £500 off the price because it is such...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 08:46
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
If batteries are so long lasting in EV powered...

If batteries are so long lasting in EV powered cars how come the one in Mobile phones struggle to last more than 30 months before they struggle to last a day.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2022, 10:00
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
I was having an interesting conversation with my...

I was having an interesting conversation with my neighbour yesterday, he used to be in new car sales and one of the other neighbours daughters has an electric car. He said '' I wonder what the hole...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2022, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By SCP440
Looking at the car market as it is at the moment...

Looking at the car market as it is at the moment I would say its about right if it is as good as it sounds. The day of the £1500 car with 12months MOT and less than 30k miles on it are gone or are...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 23:17
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By SCP440
I have a customer who wanted 3 Red Kentucky Mop...

I have a customer who wanted 3 Red Kentucky Mop buckets a couple of months ago, I placed the order and was told they are out of stock because of '' Covid ''. I asked how could this be? I was then...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2021, 08:37
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
My stepdaughter works in a large nightclub in...

My stepdaughter works in a large nightclub in London for some extra cash when they are busy. She had presumed they were not opening new years eve. Her boss has rung her to tell her she will be needed...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2021, 20:24
Replies: 63
Views: 2,663
Posted By SCP440
It does depend on the insurance company, a...

It does depend on the insurance company, a customer who thought he would take a short cut across a field managed to damage the engine as a bolder pierced his sump and he carried on.


The reason...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2021, 21:21
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By SCP440
Solid tyre is the way to go similar to this...

Solid tyre is the way to go similar to this...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2021, 08:51
Replies: 63
Views: 2,663
Posted By SCP440
A mate purchased a Passat Estate that had stopped...

A mate purchased a Passat Estate that had stopped in after passing through one of these. It would run but it turns out VW fitted all the cars electronics under the passenger seat including the module...
Forum: V8 Forum 26th December 2021, 20:30
Replies: 66
Views: 4,228
Posted By SCP440
If you want a single one my local Motor Factor...

If you want a single one my local Motor Factor got one for me. There are also some single new ones listed on Ebay.

Steve
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th December 2021, 12:01
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
I told Xtrons it seems to be sorted and I have an...

I told Xtrons it seems to be sorted and I have an Email thanking me for telling them and please feel free to contact them if I have any further problems.



Then I have had an Email again today...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 21st December 2021, 20:44
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
Xtrons have replied to my Email, there conclusion...

Xtrons have replied to my Email, there conclusion is some fault in the wiring but as we know this is wrong.


I will reply to say what the fault is.


I will keep the person Email so I have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2021, 19:44
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
That is a a great idea but totally inpractical,...

That is a a great idea but totally inpractical, so when you get you car out you start ringing round to see who else needs a lift to where you are going? I can see the shared lift to work as a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2021, 22:05
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Probably the reason they are spending Millions on...

Probably the reason they are spending Millions on developing Fusion. I am sure it will happen but probably not for a long time.
Forum: V8 Forum 20th December 2021, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By SCP440
I have done more than that in the last 2 weeks in...

I have done more than that in the last 2 weeks in my V8, mine does about 600 most months.
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2021, 18:48
Replies: 59
Views: 2,705
Posted By SCP440
We have a CoOp in the centre of Witney, it always...

We have a CoOp in the centre of Witney, it always has a steady flow of customers. I would never go in there for a weekly shop but for a loaf of bread or something for dinner its fine.


Our local...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th December 2021, 18:11
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
It seems to be fixed, my son popped over to have...

It seems to be fixed, my son popped over to have a look for me this afternoon and we all know how clever the younger generation are with stuff like this.


He went through everything and suggested...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th December 2021, 12:10
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
What do you suggest I buy instead of? ...

What do you suggest I buy instead of?



I have a Navall 3 that has been great for the last 4 years then the card reader failed so I thought it would be just a direct replacement.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th December 2021, 10:21
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
Sadly that telephone number does not work so I...

Sadly that telephone number does not work so I have Emailed them.


I have put in the fact it came through Amazon so they know they will be getting it back even if they ignore my Email.


Email...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 19:29
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By SCP440
It was badly cut on the piece where they went up...

It was badly cut on the piece where they went up that Welsh hill, Mays window got broken and in the next shot it was there again, same with Hammond and and a mirror but it is only entertainment.

...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 19:20
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
The wifes Daughter has just got Covid, she lives...

The wifes Daughter has just got Covid, she lives in London and apparently most of her friends have it at the moment, they are thinking they should have a Covid Christmas as none of them can go home...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 19th December 2021, 16:16
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
Thanks, I will try that in the morning. My son is...

Thanks, I will try that in the morning. My son is popping in tomorrow to see if he can see what the problem is.



Today we were out in the car and it rebooted every 2 or 3 mins. It does not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 16:10
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Some one in our local car club is involved with...

Some one in our local car club is involved with the Nuclear generation industry. he was telling us in the summer that by the time we have 50% of the cars on our roads as EV's they are forcasting a...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 18th December 2021, 22:03
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
Thanks Andy Yes I agree, luckily it was...

Thanks Andy
Yes I agree, luckily it was purchased through Amazon so as far as the warranty goes it should be OK.


Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2021, 21:52
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
No Foreign Holidays for any of use then or does...

No Foreign Holidays for any of use then or does public transport not include flying?


Where is all this electricity going to come from especially at these high amps and voltages?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2021, 18:17
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Yes I had read that but if there is a demand they...

Yes I had read that but if there is a demand they can set up the infastructre to make it. Off shore wind farms and enough demand would see the price drop.


On the same note if you had to start...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 18th December 2021, 12:23
Replies: 31
Views: 5,408
Posted By SCP440
Xtrons keeps rebooting

I have just been out for a drive after fitting my new Xtrons unit, it keeps rebooting every 5 mins. Sometimes it goes to music player first while I am listening to the radio. Its not a loose...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 17:07
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Yes I agree but with an ICE powered vehicle a...

Yes I agree but with an ICE powered vehicle a lack of fuel is remedied in a couple of mins.


The mind set will need to change a lot, the wife offen leaves her ICE car with enough fuel for a...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By SCP440
The only thing that will bring the price down...

The only thing that will bring the price down when supply outstrips demand. Waiting lists and govenment policy will see that not happening for a while but it will happen, there will be fields full of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 13:13
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
If that is the case why not push another option...

If that is the case why not push another option like Hydrogen then? They have already got it to work in cars, it will work in aircraft, homes and even ticks the green box. No crazy lengths of time...
Forum: V8 Forum 17th December 2021, 13:03
Replies: 66
Views: 4,228
Posted By SCP440
I have heard about that before, the way to get...

I have heard about that before, the way to get around it is use an American Express card, American Express are on your side what ever the problem unlike a lot of Credit cards. Yes there is an annual...
Forum: V8 Forum 16th December 2021, 22:10
Replies: 66
Views: 4,228
Posted By SCP440
You wont get a set of MSD's from Rock Auto. These...

You wont get a set of MSD's from Rock Auto. These are high powered better quality ignition coils.


I usually have a look on US Ebay and Amazon but if you put that part number in Google you should...
Forum: V8 Forum 16th December 2021, 18:37
Replies: 66
Views: 4,228
Posted By SCP440
Fit a set of MSD's, it will be the best money you...

Fit a set of MSD's, it will be the best money you have spent. It will start easier hot or cold and you will feel the difference when you drive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2021, 18:35
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Neither of these are vote winners, we have got...

Neither of these are vote winners, we have got used to having this freedom and I think any thought from the masses this will be restricted or cost them more will loose who ever brings it in the vote.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2021, 21:21
Replies: 134
Views: 7,716
Posted By SCP440
Yes indeed it can when you have the time,...

Yes indeed it can when you have the time, Spending 3 days getting to some where and another 3 day bac sounds good but probably only when I retire, if I go on holiday I dont want to spend the week...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 20:22
Replies: 37
Views: 1,615
Posted By SCP440
My Oldest son works at Alpina in the Suspension...

My Oldest son works at Alpina in the Suspension development department at Enstone, they are already on overtime trying to get next years car prepared. The new rules are causing all sorts of...
Forum: V8 Forum 14th December 2021, 20:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By SCP440
That bracket hanging down is for an Anti Tramp...

That bracket hanging down is for an Anti Tramp shock, I thought these were only fitted to the ZT Manual version or maybe they only fitted the shocks and they all had the brackets?


Dont worry...
Forum: V8 Forum 14th December 2021, 10:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By SCP440
Usual causes of a an Engine warning lamp on a...

Usual causes of a an Engine warning lamp on a Rover 75 V8 if its running OK are Emission evaporation control or a duff Lambda. Probably best to plug a code reader in a see what the code is.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 10:40
Replies: 70
Views: 13,054
Posted By SCP440
You do need to be careful of some of there...

You do need to be careful of some of there products, my Mother ''treated me'' to a 4ft Crowbar that had been on special offer at her local Lidl. It seemed well made, I used it to lever some paving...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 19:52
Replies: 37
Views: 1,615
Posted By SCP440
That was a very exciting end to a good season. ...

That was a very exciting end to a good season.


There was a comment when Toto asked for another lap and he was told we are here to race or something similar.



In my view they did Mercedes...
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 13:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,615
Posted By SCP440
Verstappen should have had that lead back.

Verstappen should have had that lead back.
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 12:42
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
I agree, I think this technology though clever is...

I agree, I think this technology though clever is not suited to how some need and use a car, it will be interesting to see how many of these cars are in the scrapyard in a another 5 to 7 years and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 12:33
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
My wife works with a half a dozen young people...

My wife works with a half a dozen young people who have decided they dont want to work from home any more as ''its boring''. The worse part is there are several anti vaccers amongst them. She wont be...
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 17:45
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
I hope you are correct, with the way it seems to...

I hope you are correct, with the way it seems to be taking hold it looks like we will all be getting it.
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2021, 09:05
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
The difference is these are an addiction. With 7k...

The difference is these are an addiction. With 7k people in hospital at the moment and
approximately 1000 Of them going to die that is bad odds.
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 21:33
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
He was even saying that things might change for...

He was even saying that things might change for unvaccinated if things get bad with this new strain. I wonder what they will do? Fines, restricted access to places or forced to get the jab? What ever...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 21:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By SCP440
Yes Hammer through are a great addition to any...

Yes Hammer through are a great addition to any toolkit. I bought my first set about 3 years ago and have never regretted the purchase.
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 21:01
Replies: 67
Views: 2,708
Posted By SCP440
My problem with the BBC is the totally biased...

My problem with the BBC is the totally biased reporting, if Boris or any of his cronies have any indescretions they are hung, Kia {Mr Hindsight ) and his lot can do no wrong. In my view it should be...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 07:48
Replies: 67
Views: 2,708
Posted By SCP440
BBC and the No 10 party

Here I go again about the BBC, everytime I turn the radio or TV on and the BBC are still going on about that party, yes it was bad but there is a lot of other stuff going on in the wourld and all...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 23:06
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
Yes this is what I meant, I see so many cars...

Yes this is what I meant, I see so many cars scrapped for as you say a warning light or ''would cost more to fix than its worth''.


That with scrappage incentives this is just crazy.
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
On the same note but at a bit of tangent,...

On the same note but at a bit of tangent, considering electric cars are supposed to be the green option how green is it to scrap perfectly good ICE cars just because they don't comply with the latest...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 17:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By SCP440
I had a Suzuki FZ50 that I had picked up for...

I had a Suzuki FZ50 that I had picked up for peanuts 20 + years ago. I had ridden it a couple of times but 30mph flat out is scary on anything other than around town so it sat in the garage until I...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 10:03
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
For shorter regular journeys I think EVs are...

For shorter regular journeys I think EVs are perfect especially if you drive through urban areas. My wife did look at this option when she replaced her car earlier in the year as a full charge would...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 16:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
A friend of the wife has a Jaguar I pace, its...

A friend of the wife has a Jaguar I pace, its actually her husbands but he found the range was so bad he started using her car as she only has a 100 round mile trip to work.

She has to charge it...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 10:24
Replies: 37
Views: 1,624
Posted By SCP440
Also the effect of the introduction of the new...

Also the effect of the introduction of the new Low Emissions zones..

We went to London yesterday and I did not notice any increase in the amount of Electric vehicles. They are still in the...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:42
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
, This is not unique to the UK, many countries...

,
This is not unique to the UK, many countries leaders are running around like the proverbial headless chicken and hoping the problem will go away.

Some friends or ours that live in Europe have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:26
Replies: 38
Views: 3,172
Posted By SCP440
A lot of garages wont fit owner supplied parts,...

A lot of garages wont fit owner supplied parts, most garages at the moment are not short of work so dont need to have the hassle from poor quality or wrong parts. The other thing is there can be a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By SCP440
Just put in Rover 75 on the website and you will...

Just put in Rover 75 on the website and you will get 1000's, the last time I looked there was 8 pages and some models were in the several hundreds.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 17:58
Replies: 38
Views: 3,172
Posted By SCP440
Yes this is quite common as the cost to do the...

Yes this is quite common as the cost to do the job is often a lot more than the customer expects and is just easier to say no, a mate who has his own workshop had to replace a number plate on an Audi...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th November 2021, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 4,369
Posted By SCP440
I am the same mid 20's most of the time unless it...

I am the same mid 20's most of the time unless it is short runs, on a trip to Italy it was closer to 28mpg cruising between 80 an 90 when I could.

The wife drives a 1.6 Mini and that only manages...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 19:36
Replies: 248
Views: 10,765
Posted By SCP440
Put them in a course on how to drive an HGV and...

Put them in a course on how to drive an HGV and if they pass they can stay.:D

Seriously most of my customers are desperate for staff, some are running with less than 75% of there normal staffing...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By SCP440
BBC creating the latest panic buying frenzy.

BBC creating the latest panic buying frenzy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By SCP440
How about this one, one of the Wifes friends has...

How about this one, one of the Wifes friends has a 2018 Mini, it needed new rear brake pads as a warning a message came up on the dash. She rung the dealer and they had quoted about £200 plus the VAT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:21
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By SCP440
Just to add some petrol to the fire, when I went...

Just to add some petrol to the fire, when I went into the Mercedes dealer to order the gaskets and seals needed to do this job I was told by the friendly parts person that it comes as a kit. I asked...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 11:54
Replies: 96
Views: 3,403
Posted By SCP440
Easy Panther Solo, I remember going to the Motor...

Easy Panther Solo, I remember going to the Motor show when it was released. Sierra Cosworth I think with 4x4 but I might have wished that.

I remember seeing one in the flesh at another show and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 11:14
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By SCP440
Yes exactly, when I started to research the...

Yes exactly, when I started to research the problem it sounds like all the v6's suffer with this problem. Interestingly Mercedes will only sell you a new manifold for £1000 and that still has plastic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:45
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By SCP440
My neighbour would say the opposite, the variable...

My neighbour would say the opposite, the variable inlet manifold stopped working on his 280E Class. The parts were several Hundred £'s and it was a 12 hour job.

The problem was caused because the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 17:49
Replies: 34
Views: 2,629
Posted By SCP440
I heard of something similar after an M3 Owner...

I heard of something similar after an M3 Owner had a tyre replaced after one had been damaged, they recommended a full set to maintain a good balance, he declined and there was a lot of sucking of...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 21:47
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By SCP440
It would be interesting to see how they perform...

It would be interesting to see how they perform when in use.

Just goes to show why you should avoid buying cheap critical parts from an unknown source, can you imagine if they had Mintex labels on...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 08:24
Replies: 109
Views: 9,466
Posted By SCP440
Yes those 3.1s were monsters at the time, I...

Yes those 3.1s were monsters at the time, I wonder if they would feel as fast these days?

A guy I worked with many years ago had a MK3 Ghia Auto, he had managed to find a 3.1 engine from a wreck....
Forum: V8 Forum 12th November 2021, 19:27
Replies: 23
Views: 4,369
Posted By SCP440
I know someone who went to see the car with the...

I know someone who went to see the car with the intention of buying it if a deal could be done, he returned and reckoned the person has no intention of selling it and a week later the price went up...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2021, 08:01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,420
Posted By SCP440
Forte every time, my mates old Diesel Merc...

Forte every time, my mates old Diesel Merc struggles most years with its emissions but a can of that when it fails always sorts it out, in fact last year we put it in before the MOT and it seems to...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 07:52
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
My surgery seems to be OK at picking up the phone...

My surgery seems to be OK at picking up the phone but there are doing everything remotely, my wife needed some antibiotics and they were prescribed over the phone and the one that shocked me my...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 23:01
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
My Youngest Son and his Girlfriend are...

My Youngest Son and his Girlfriend are Paramedics, they were telling us at the weekend that part of the problem is as people cant get to see a Doctor they are dialling 999 and in a lot of cases it is...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 08:04
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By SCP440
500 have died of this in the last two days, maybe...

500 have died of this in the last two days, maybe they are going back to the herd immunity theory?

The wife was speaking to her Niece in Belgium at the weekend, they still have mandatory mask...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 07:46
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By SCP440
Apparently the belt was done at 29k but that was...

Apparently the belt was done at 29k but that was 10 years ago. Probably due on age.

Any recommendations on who could do the belt for £500. Two garages he has asked have both quoted a lot more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 08:00
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By SCP440
What's it worth

My Son has been asked to sell his Mother in laws ZTT 180, it has only done 42k and passed an MOT yesterday with no problem.

He asked me to what I think its worth before he advertised it. My guess...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 07:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By SCP440
My guess plugging into a cars OBD port will be...

My guess plugging into a cars OBD port will be part of the MOT test in the next few years. This will show up all those hidden faults that are being hidden by timed warning lights and of course will...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 13:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By SCP440
Or if you go further afield and you need to...

Or if you go further afield and you need to recharge. On the way back from Cornwall this year there were people quieing for electricity at the motorway services, once hooked up they would still need...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 21:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By SCP440
They wont need to be complex but all...

They wont need to be complex but all manufacturers seem to make everything over complicated just because they can. Try resetting the tyre pressure monitor on some Nissans for example.

The problem...
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