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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2021, 19:41
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By 75driver
FWIW, the last time I done this, I had to tap a...

FWIW, the last time I done this, I had to tap a small wedge of wood between the ring end of the spanner and the chassis leg (once the ring end was over the tensioner nut 😬) to stop the spanner...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 19:29
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By 75driver
Home made pela pump..😃 Very good. As I...

Home made pela pump..😃
Very good.

As I already have a sealey vac pump I’ll keep using that, as I don’t think the better half would be impressed if I spilt oil inside the vacuum cleaner....
Forum: Items Wanted 11th April 2021, 20:28
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By 75driver
Paul, I think I’ve a set of heated washer jets...

Paul,
I think I’ve a set of heated washer jets in the shed. I’ll have a look tomorrow.
Sean


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 22:07
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By 75driver
A wee tap with a hammer would sort that out... ...

A wee tap with a hammer would sort that out...

https://youtu.be/Z4fBbhyzE9A


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2021, 14:25
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By 75driver
Might be worth reading post no 7 on this thread ...

Might be worth reading post no 7 on this thread

Quick ECU question
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Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2021, 17:52
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By 75driver
Not if you use this type... ...

Not if you use this type...
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210404/343889682ff14402e44d6f05e56fabb9.jpg
A mate of mine has one of these, or a similar branded version and finds it very useful....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 23:57
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By 75driver
I’ve varied from Bosch to cheapies off eBay. ...

I’ve varied from Bosch to cheapies off eBay.
Never noticed the difference of one over the other to be honest. If left outside over winter, I reckon the cold weather does them all in.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 20:57
Replies: 41
Views: 4,875
Posted By 75driver
MOT test date Pass/Fail

Steve,
Can you tell me the reason why you should put the oil filter into the pot, rather than onto the cap?
I’m guessing it’s to ensure the filter is seated correctly within the pot, before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 20:45
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By 75driver
That is a gasket in there...isn’t it?🤔 ...

That is a gasket in there...isn’t it?🤔


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Forum: Items Wanted 27th March 2021, 13:32
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By 75driver
Ravinder, I bought from here after the other eBay...

Ravinder, I bought from here after the other eBay cheapies didn’t do the job (wouldn’t get car up to temperature)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2021, 00:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By 75driver
Well, suffice to say that I agree with Karl that...

Well, suffice to say that I agree with Karl that political opinions don’t belong on a car forum.

I do want to thank Lee for doing his utmost in trying to get the ATF over to me, and giving me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2021, 21:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By 75driver
Lee, if no one else comes to collect, and if...

Lee, if no one else comes to collect, and if sending by post to Northern Ireland was doable, I’d take up the offer. PM me if interested.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2021, 19:59
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By 75driver
I know several local mechanics who must have went...

I know several local mechanics who must have went to the same school.🙄🙄
It’s as if some bolts / fittings etc are deemed to be not important enough to need to be refitted!
Why use 3 screws, when 1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 16:01
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Long way to for it 😃 Sent from my iPhone...

Long way to for it 😃


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2021, 19:04
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
What I did with my Rover 75/MG ZT today?

Put a little work into SLZ today. Actually, helped seamy with the work.🤭.
Mtec discs all round, with mintex pads. (Thanks colin Robson).
Got the spring protectors fitted (thanks Simon)
Removed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 21:32
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By 75driver
Ha....nearly choked when I seen the title!😬 ...

Ha....nearly choked when I seen the title!😬


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:53
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By 75driver
Separate the stainless washer from the subframe...

Separate the stainless washer from the subframe with a barrier (washer fashioned out of tyre tube) to prevent galvanic corrosion??🤔


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 17:37
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By 75driver
Good to see your still on the forum Neil. You...

Good to see your still on the forum Neil. You supplied me with some very useful spring and damper information about 5 years ago!


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 17:33
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By 75driver
Nice one. I seem to have suffered “disappearing...

Nice one. I seem to have suffered “disappearing roof grommet” syndrome myself!


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2021, 18:57
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By 75driver
That’s shocking! Sent from my iPhone...

That’s shocking!


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 19:45
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Sorted out one of the interior leds on marmite...

Sorted out one of the interior leds on marmite and then took it for a spin.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 14:29
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By 75driver
I agree that the service costs for these cars is...

I agree that the service costs for these cars is not bad at all.
The 4 (genuine) filters for E220 have just cost me £142.8 + “Mercedes”🙄 oil was about £24. Got 20L of oil from the Mercedes dealer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 75driver
Love seeing photos of this car...😍 Sent...

Love seeing photos of this car...😍


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 18:36
Replies: 43
Views: 1,879
Posted By 75driver
Just be wary when using TOAF. Make a backup of...

Just be wary when using TOAF. Make a backup of all modules before you do anything else.
However, as it’s a possibility that your ECM may have lost its pairing with the LCM / immobiliser, I don’t...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 17:41
Replies: 43
Views: 1,879
Posted By 75driver
Mk1 CDT won't start update

I think the route cause (and possibly solution) to your problems may lie within your previous thread....
See post no 6.

75 cdt wont start
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 15:14
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By 75driver
As far as I know, she doesn’t HAVE to, but it...

As far as I know, she doesn’t HAVE to, but it makes life so much easier.
I generally only ever use Tapatalk on my iPhone. In fact, today was the 1st time in years that I used the pc, and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 75driver
Diesel auto non start - EP on dash

Just to finish off this thread....with a positive outcome!😁

Sorry if its a bit long and rambling 🥱.

I took Brian up on his offer to have the ECM checked out.

In the meantime, I did some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 21:23
Replies: 41
Views: 1,478
Posted By 75driver
😱, a tad pricey... Sent from my iPhone...

😱, a tad pricey...


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 18:41
Replies: 41
Views: 1,478
Posted By 75driver
Just something to be aware of..... Help.......

Just something to be aware of.....

Help.... Big trouble
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 22:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By 75driver
Thanks for the email address Andy. Tom has...

Thanks for the email address Andy.
Tom has certainly got plenty of recommendations from previous owners who have availed of his service.
I fear I might have to call upon him sometime in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 21:53
Replies: 41
Views: 1,478
Posted By 75driver
I use the 6.5 L sealy pump. ...

I use the 6.5 L sealy pump.

https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/5637203545/65l-manual-vacuum-oil-fluid-extractor

Not sure what the pumping rate is, but, as mentioned above, while the oil is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 22:52
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By 75driver
Looks the dogs do-dahs. Very nice. Best of luck...

Looks the dogs do-dahs. Very nice. Best of luck with it.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 20:09
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By 75driver
Both nice colours... Sent from my iPhone...

Both nice colours...


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 21:38
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By 75driver
My “october dirt” is shielding my cars from this...

My “october dirt” is shielding my cars from this Sahara shenanigans.😳


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 20:34
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By 75driver
Fwiw, here are my 3 diesel auto figures. SLZ,...

Fwiw, here are my 3 diesel auto figures.
SLZ, saloon, over 5245 mi: 43.84 mpg

NL05, saloon, over 6028 mi: 40.04 mpg (caliper sticking for a lot of this)

BX53, tourer, over 22107 mi: 42.66 mpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2021, 19:57
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By 75driver
As for buying cars unseen.... Sometimes it’s a...

As for buying cars unseen....
Sometimes it’s a gamble that you have to take.

Coming from NI, I have travelled across the pond several times, either to get a better deal or mainly, because there...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 75driver
😳😳😬😬 ECM now removed and will be winging its way...

😳😳😬😬 ECM now removed and will be winging its way to you this evening Brian.
Many thanks.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 18:01
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 75driver
Yes Simon, I mean ECM. (I was thinking it was...

Yes Simon, I mean ECM. (I was thinking it was called Engine Control Unit).
Prior to this, I would have had issues when the FBH was connected, in that the dash wouldn’t display indicators operating,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 12:42
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By 75driver
Diesel auto non start - EP on dash

Folks, tried to start the marmite duotone last week, but it was just turning over (quite well) and not firing up...no movement on the Rev needle.
Then I noticed EP on the dash, and there was no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 19:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By 75driver
Not nice, but as you say, better than happening...

Not nice, but as you say, better than happening tomorrow with new rubber on.😯


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 12:05
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Took the tourer out for a spin to clean the rust...

Took the tourer out for a spin to clean the rust off the discs, only to find a 4” crack along the bottom of the windscreen. Ho hum...😞


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 11:11
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By 75driver
Post up a pic? Sent from my iPhone using...

Post up a pic?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 10:58
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By 75driver
video clip from Facebook

Random video clip came up on my feed.

https://fb.watch/3d2UQG4tmW/


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 12:38
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By 75driver
IMO it’s not a problem. I’ve had cars sat up for...

IMO it’s not a problem. I’ve had cars sat up for 6 months or more on the same tankful, with only a brief 20 min drive every 2 or 3 weeks.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2021, 00:05
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By 75driver
Yes....toasty warm, but only after 10 miles!!...

Yes....toasty warm, but only after 10 miles!! 😳:getmecoat:
My 2018 L200 is even worse to warm up, when left idling from startup!


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 23:57
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Well...yesterday....Drove No. 1 saloon after a...

Well...yesterday....Drove No. 1 saloon after a few weeks lying up, to be greeted with a rubbing noise from osf wheel.
Although the brake flexi had popped out of its mount, i suspect it was a build...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 23:33
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By 75driver
A bit like my home heating boiler. I’d prefer...

A bit like my home heating boiler.
I’d prefer it worked merrily away on its own accord, just because I had it installed.
I was lucky I had a socket on the wall to plug it into.😬
My wifey even...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 22:00
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By 75driver
I’d say more likely that it was installed hoping...

I’d say more likely that it was installed hoping it would work on its own.


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Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2021, 18:18
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By 75driver
Pm sent with thanks. Much appreciated. ...

Pm sent with thanks.
Much appreciated.


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Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2021, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By 75driver
Yes Ron, that looks like what should be there.🙄. ...

Yes Ron, that looks like what should be there.🙄.
Mine has disintegrated on one side.


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Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2021, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By 75driver
Front wing indicator spring clip

For 2005 saloon: has anyone the spring clip that holds the front wing indicator in place?
I don’t see it listed anywhere on rimmers.🤔


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2021, 01:33
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By 75driver
Happy new year folks...

Well, somebody had to say it!
Who knows, 2021 might be better..🙄
Here’s hoping...🤞


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2020, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By 75driver
Changing bonnet catches

Yeah, next time round I would try to do without removing the slam panel, but it was useful to take the slam panel off just to check the routing. It would have been a simple job only for the torx...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2020, 15:22
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By 75driver
Thanks Mick, Very helpful.👍 Sent from my...

Thanks Mick, Very helpful.👍


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2020, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By 75driver
Changing bonnet catches

Phew...job done, but what a faff.
Removing the undertray screws was the 1st hurdle 🙄. Got them off eventually.
Then the torx screws that hold the brackets securing the radiator mounts to the slam...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2020, 10:44
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By 75driver
Thanks Arctic, Makes sense, as It looks as if...

Thanks Arctic,
Makes sense, as It looks as if there are guides for the cables on the underside of the slam panel.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2020, 10:09
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By 75driver
Changing bonnet catches

Just a quickie......for a diesel saloon.
To replace the bonnet catches and cables, is this just done from above, or best done by removing the bumper and slam panel?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2020, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By 75driver
Merry Christmas Rick. Sent from my iPhone...

Merry Christmas Rick.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2020, 19:47
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By 75driver
Looking from rear to front, the end with the...

Looking from rear to front, the end with the electrical connector should be on the left hand side.
Since some fuel has leaked back out when you disconnected, you will need to fill the line to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2020, 21:15
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By 75driver
Oops, just checked....Jules doesn’t seem to be...

Oops, just checked....Jules doesn’t seem to be selling on here as a trader any more🤭


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2020, 21:13
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By 75driver
Jules on here does silicone intercooler hoses. ...

Jules on here does silicone intercooler hoses.
Not sure if he offers colour choices though...


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 16:35
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Fitted a brake light bulb on the tourer. ...

Fitted a brake light bulb on the tourer.

Fitted new rubber mats, courtesy of member Daveycooper.👍

Took SLZ for a spin to clean the rust off the discs.

Done same to the merc.🙄


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 17:38
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By 75driver
See post 21 onward Diesel intercooler query ...

See post 21 onward

Diesel intercooler query
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 09:57
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By 75driver
Check for leaks around the fuel filter and pipe...

Check for leaks around the fuel filter and pipe work to and from the UBP if you have one.
Also check pipe work to the FBH at front and rear of car, again, if you have one.

Have you had the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2020, 18:30
Replies: 68
Views: 2,336
Posted By 75driver
I’ll third the wahler stat. Fitted one to father...

I’ll third the wahler stat. Fitted one to father in laws car a few weeks ago. He said it’s the 1st time he’s smelled heat....😆
I find that their construction makes them more suitable for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2020, 17:54
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By 75driver
Yes, always nice to get a compliment.😃 Funny, I...

Yes, always nice to get a compliment.😃
Funny, I was out at my aunts last week, and she too paid a compliment...”ooh, that’s a lovely looking car”.😃😃


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 22:08
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By 75driver
Give your under bonnet fuel pump a few sharp...

Give your under bonnet fuel pump a few sharp taps. I think it’s on its way out.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2020, 15:53
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Fitted a whaler in line stat to FIL’s tourer. To...

Fitted a whaler in line stat to FIL’s tourer. To say he was pleased was an understatement.😄

Checked the plenum on the tourer, all good.

Hoovered the inside of two saloons and 1 tourer. Not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 17:48
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By 75driver
Dirty fuel? You didn’t happen to put petrol in...

Dirty fuel?
You didn’t happen to put petrol in by mistake?


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 16:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By 75driver
Totally agree....from experience. I had bought...

Totally agree....from experience.
I had bought one of these to try out, as it was so cheap.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201128/38e9414ebf7e3ac3e23858b6ad2756fe.jpg

But after 15-20 mins...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 02:02
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By 75driver
Matthew, You don’t need to support the engine...

Matthew,
You don’t need to support the engine to replace the lower engine mount.
It can be done by just jacking the front end up, and supported on axle stands, but easier if you have the car level...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2020, 19:00
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Replaced the rear arb droplinks on no. 1 saloon. ...

Replaced the rear arb droplinks on no. 1 saloon.
Knocking gone...😅


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 21:59
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By 75driver
I like the remote control operation as supplied...

I like the remote control operation as supplied by devlish, which also includes a led to show that it’s been switched on.
Personally, I don’t think I would like the fbh being operated if I wasn’t...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 20:21
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Changed the wipers on no. 1 75. Adjusted the...

Changed the wipers on no. 1 75.
Adjusted the position of the passenger wiper when I was at it, as it had made its way to stopping beyond the windscreen.🤔
Also topped up the coolant. Seems I have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 18:59
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By 75driver
+1 for rick, and excellent guidance given. ...

+1 for rick, and excellent guidance given.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By 75driver
I’ve used similar to these before but found there...

I’ve used similar to these before but found there was no grip on the outer rubber sheath, so the whole unit “spun”.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 21:24
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Maurice, I don’t think you will have problems...

Maurice, I don’t think you will have problems with overheating. In fact, you need a properly opening / closing thermostat to get up to proper operating temperature.
I presume it’s a diesel? In which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 21:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Yes, it does Jon, but I suspect it may be at the...

Yes, it does Jon, but I suspect it may be at the expense of the INITIAL warm up time.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 17:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Well, seeing as the replacement dmgrs stat had...

Well, seeing as the replacement dmgrs stat had started to fail open after only a week, I removed it and replaced with the motaquip stat (that was the reason for this thread in the 1st place)....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 20:06
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Well, after just over a week, the firstline stat...

Well, after just over a week, the firstline stat is no longer functioning correctly, with operating temp now topping out at 78 deg.
Disappointing😞


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2020, 21:22
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By 75driver
Steve has definitely made some jobs that would...

Steve has definitely made some jobs that would have appeared daunting to the less experienced a lot more manageable, with his step by step pictorial guides.
There are certainly several jobs I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 21:15
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By 75driver
I’m pretty sure it was rimmer bros that posted...

I’m pretty sure it was rimmer bros that posted the super expensive (auto gearbox oil) to me, a few years back when it was needed.
Nice to see an alternative👍👍😅😅


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2020, 21:24
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Thanks TC. I guess I want it to operate to it’s...

Thanks TC.
I guess I want it to operate to it’s specified operating temperature (88C), as quickly as possible, with consistency in operation.

The newly installed 88C firstline stat, with no hole...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 22:10
Replies: 13,513
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Posted By 75driver
Changed the specialist components thermostat on...

Changed the specialist components thermostat on SLZ.
Fitted a remote control to operate the FBH on SLZ and on the tourer, made possible by Devilish.👍


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 15:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
I can’t say I disagree, and alluded to this some...

I can’t say I disagree, and alluded to this some time ago on a different thread.
However, I couldn’t see any bleed hole on the new first line stat, which now functions as you would expect. Maybe it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2020, 19:53
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Just to conclude the thread, I monitored the...

Just to conclude the thread, I monitored the temperature via obd for the last 2 weeks, on several 100 mile journeys.
Conclusion: the motoquip stat was unreliable, sometimes opening at 87, sometimes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 75driver
Wish the e class was done the same..(actually not...

Wish the e class was done the same..(actually not sure how they’re finished cause they’re covered up so well).
Wifey had a lend of it during the week and had total brake failure 😱😱.
It only a 2009...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2020, 17:29
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By 75driver
At 6d, that’s going back a bit.😄 Sent...

At 6d, that’s going back a bit.😄


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2020, 20:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By 75driver
Well done ... Sent from my iPhone using...

Well done ...


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2020, 00:29
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Hi Steve, Stat is from local motor factors...

Hi Steve,
Stat is from local motor factors “motaquip” FTS104.88 / VTK169, that fits into a specialist components housing, within the top hose.
Level in the tank is fine and remains constant,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2020, 19:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Well, I tried re-bleeding at the the weekend, but...

Well, I tried re-bleeding at the the weekend, but still no change.
On a 100 mile run this morning, it was easy enough to observe the opening pattern.
Stat appeared to open when the temp readout on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2020, 19:32
Replies: 41
Views: 4,875
Posted By 75driver
Steve, good to hear. Is this the same car since...

Steve, good to hear.
Is this the same car since your original post in this thread?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2020, 17:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
Thanks Arctic. Yes, header tank was raised as...

Thanks Arctic.
Yes, header tank was raised as high as it could go, bled through FBH bleed screw and then engine run with expansion tank cap off for a while until temp reached 60, before putting cap...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2020, 20:36
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
87-89 is about right mike, but I’d say 84-85 is...

87-89 is about right mike, but I’d say 84-85 is well within normal range, going by my other cars.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2020, 19:49
Replies: 35
Views: 2,069
Posted By 75driver
What’s “too hot” for a diesel?

The latest auto diesel was only getting up to 70 deg, so installed a specialist components housing and an 88 deg stat from motaquip, FTS104.88 / VTK169, in the top hose.
From cold, and monitoring...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2020, 20:28
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By 75driver
Nice one Karl. Sent from my iPhone using...

Nice one Karl.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2020, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By 75driver
I don’t have any feedback other than to say if...

I don’t have any feedback other than to say if they’re for a 1.8, I wouldn’t put them on a diesel. They will sit low.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2020, 20:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By 75driver
That’s awful. Feel your pain.😞 Sent from...

That’s awful. Feel your pain.😞


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 21:31
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By 75driver
Not really😬 Sent from my iPhone using...

Not really😬


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 19:29
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By 75driver
All of the above is probably very good advice,...

All of the above is probably very good advice, but I’ve always let the potential buyer drive the car, usually on their own!
It’s what I’d want to do if I went to buy a car.
Trustworthy, naive or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2020, 18:43
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By 75driver
129c inbox full

Paul, your inbox is full....
Can you clear it?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2020, 13:31
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By 75driver
Plus one for shoe polish..😬 Sent from my...

Plus one for shoe polish..😬


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2020, 21:59
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By 75driver
An auto shouldn’t start when “D” is selected. ...

An auto shouldn’t start when “D” is selected.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2020, 21:58
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By 75driver
I got it....eventually🙄 However, my “duotone”...

I got it....eventually🙄
However, my “duotone” will actually start in both D and R, much to my surprise one evening, as I casually leaned through the window, turned the key, and then had to chase...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2020, 22:00
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By 75driver
Do you know if chemical anchor bolts are suitable...

Do you know if chemical anchor bolts are suitable for a lift installation?


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2020, 20:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By 75driver
Hi will, I’d say 2 leisurely hours is about...

Hi will,
I’d say 2 leisurely hours is about right, but when I done it, I had help of a 2 post lift.
The slope of the drive may make it difficult to align the rear engine mount, which from memory I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2020, 16:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By 75driver
Very nice Ravinder, very nice. Sent from...

Very nice Ravinder, very nice.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2020, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By 75driver
The narrative from rich17685 was more than enough...

The narrative from rich17685 was more than enough to help me along, as ld done a refurb a few years ago.

I did take photos along the way, in line with rich’s “how to”, which I could possibly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2020, 11:32
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By 75driver
PDF of how to strip and repair FBH?

Hi,
Does anyone have a pdf of the “how to strip and repair FBH”, as photobucket has done away with the ever useful photos.

This one...

How To Strip and Rebuild the Fuel Burning Heater
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2020, 22:33
Replies: 28
Views: 2,179
Posted By 75driver
Faced with the constraints of costs, and what...

Faced with the constraints of costs, and what needs done, I think I’d be inclined to have a look round on the classifieds or the net, to see what’s on offer with an mot for similar costs, say £600....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2020, 20:59
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By 75driver
Russian ZT tuning

I see where the selector indicator has been rotated 90 degrees, but no selector stick!
I wonder if one of the 2 knobs below the indicator used as a rotary selector?

Edit.....cancel that, I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2020, 20:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,305
Posted By 75driver
Looks tidy, but where did the gear selector go on...

Looks tidy, but where did the gear selector go on the modified centre console?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2020, 21:18
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By 75driver
Tbh, I’m just surprised someone can get that much...

Tbh, I’m just surprised someone can get that much done in one day.😱
Maybe I should get up earlier..😳


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2020, 21:32
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By 75driver
How I clean my car (not)😳

Not sure how to do “links”, but will give it a go🙄.

Wish I had the time & patience to do this...

https://youtu.be/FAESikB0_-s


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2020, 22:18
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Very nice... Which kit did you use? ...

Very nice...
Which kit did you use?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2020, 16:03
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By 75driver
Curious knock cured 🤞

SLZ was getting a knock / tapping / scraping noise when going round long fast left hand bends.
Had the undertray and wheel off a few times, but could see nothing amiss, so looked in from the top....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2020, 15:46
Replies: 335
Views: 55,815
Posted By 75driver
Where did you get the last mount from Chris? ...

Where did you get the last mount from Chris?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2020, 15:31
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Eek...that’s some tidy up about to begin.😱 ...

Eek...that’s some tidy up about to begin.😱


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2020, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By 75driver
Good idea..👍 Sent from my iPhone using...

Good idea..👍


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2020, 22:05
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By 75driver
Wot they said... When mine started screeching...

Wot they said...
When mine started screeching it off only lasted a couple more weeks before the cable snapped.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2020, 21:49
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By 75driver
It’s not a bad job at all. Read up on how to...

It’s not a bad job at all.
Read up on how to take door card off.
After that, it’s nuts and bolts.
Could probably be done in 3/4 an hour if you knew what you were doing, but I’d say it took me 2 hr...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2020, 13:20
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By 75driver
For a diesel front suspension set up: In the...

For a diesel front suspension set up:

In the past I’ve used:
Suplex 28135, which I understand is equivalent to green blue, REB101430SLP: 380L x 13.75T x 176 OD.
I had used these springs with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2020, 13:01
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By 75driver
Front Spring Saga.

If your bouncing to the roof lining, I’d say it’s your dampers that are shot😳

I’ll give you some suggestions for springs in a few mins when I’m back at my desk.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2020, 17:56
Replies: 52
Views: 3,811
Posted By 75driver
Yes, DMGRS advertises one engine mount for both...

Yes, DMGRS advertises one engine mount for both the diesel and V6.
Mobile Phone coverage not great here. Perhaps I’ll catch up with you tomorrow re other question.👍


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2020, 16:10
Replies: 52
Views: 3,811
Posted By 75driver
I checked out a mount that I had stored in the...

I checked out a mount that I had stored in the garage, received from DMGRS part no KKB101914, and it too “sloshes”.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2020, 19:46
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
Nice...but the wee man lying down in front of...

Nice...but the wee man lying down in front of your car is missing half a leg..😬


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2020, 19:45
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
Nice...but the wee man lying down in front of...

Nice...but the wee man lying down in front of your car is missing half a leg..😬


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 22:44
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Ok, so yesterday on SLZ... Replaced the cubby...

Ok, so yesterday on SLZ...
Replaced the cubby holder between drivers and passenger seats, as the old one had the remnants Of what looked like a melted battery in the cubby hole.🙄
Also cleaned the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2020, 19:23
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By 75driver
Jeep Grand Cherokee? Sent from my iPhone...

Jeep Grand Cherokee?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2020, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By 75driver
Pm sent.. Sent from my iPhone using...

Pm sent..


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2020, 12:32
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By 75driver
HandyjackDaniels

Can you clear your inbox?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2020, 17:05
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Sparkly....😋 Sent from my iPhone using...

Sparkly....😋


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2020, 20:38
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
Yes....back to the way you had it😁 Sent...

Yes....back to the way you had it😁


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2020, 17:59
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
A lot of preferences for serpents by the looks of...

A lot of preferences for serpents by the looks of it.
Perhaps to alleviate my indecision in the short term, I’ll just swap the serpent wheels over from the marmite duotone to SLZ. It doesn’t look as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2020, 20:04
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Refitted front bumper after yesterday’s work. ...

Refitted front bumper after yesterday’s work.
Done the bonnet cable splitter box mod.
Removed ipk and started to dismantle to have a pdc sounder fitted.
Got cold feet when it came to removing the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 21:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By 75driver
Looking good Karl. I’d love a set of 11s. ...

Looking good Karl.
I’d love a set of 11s.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 21:23
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Took at doing some of the “usual” on the new car....

Took at doing some of the “usual” on the new car. Hmm...can’t keep calling it new car....so SLZ it is.
- bumper off...had to resort to the dremel as several of the small Philips head screws refused...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 23:50
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
Oooh, Rinse your mouth out with some salt...

Oooh, Rinse your mouth out with some salt water....😬😬😬😬
I have unions on no 1 facelift saloon, and they’re grand.😬
Btw they’re all primettallic, So no contrast to consider.🙄

I like crowns, (and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 23:19
Replies: 48
Views: 3,865
Posted By 75driver
Alloys preference?

So I asked mrs 75driver to take a spin in the new 75, so she could understand the reason (obsession).
1st spin, she drives straight into a large pothole. admittedly I had done same a week earlier.😞...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By 75driver
Glad you like the zt.😣 Shortly after I bought...

Glad you like the zt.😣
Shortly after I bought my 1st 75, I was disappointed as it didn’t live up to my notional expectations, in terms of comfort.
7 or so yrs on...at 115k miles, this car is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 21:22
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By 75driver
Like the time I changed the egr valve....and when...

Like the time I changed the egr valve....and when all was done, I realised I’d put the old one back on again!!😳


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By 75driver
Looks to be a good job Karl. I don’t know why,...

Looks to be a good job Karl.
I don’t know why, but I just don’t like the black leather against walnut.🤭


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2020, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By 75driver
My tourer is pretty much the same, but it’s down...

My tourer is pretty much the same, but it’s down at my Mam’s, so can’t take a photo tonight.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2020, 23:02
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Not sure what I’ll change to, but the forks on...

Not sure what I’ll change to, but the forks on the car are in pretty poor condition.
I do think star spokes suit a mark 2 silver though.😍


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2020, 21:29
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Started to take a look around the newest, and...

Started to take a look around the newest, and probably the last🤔 of my rover acquisitions.
2006 diesel auto, connoisseur se, primertallic 🙄, with 26.5k on the clock.
3 former owners, 2 whom were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2020, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By 75driver
Just to close the thread, which has developed...

Just to close the thread, which has developed into sorting out the radio....
I swapped the radio from the duo tone into the new car to check the wiring in the new car was ok. It was.😁
Then took a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2020, 20:06
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By 75driver
Thanks Ron, I had done some reading about that,...

Thanks Ron, I had done some reading about that, so disconnected the radio altogether which sorted out the wiper problem (there was a mess of wires combining the grey plug and brown plug to a common...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 19:23
Replies: 38
Views: 2,104
Posted By 75driver
Last week was the rover tourer, diesel auto. ...

Last week was the rover tourer, diesel auto.
This week it’s the rover saloon, diesel manual.
Next week it’s the e220, diesel auto.
Weekends are for the L200, and bringing the “new” rover saloon,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 19:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By 75driver
Lordy....your car, your rules. But I’d...

Lordy....your car, your rules.

But I’d prefer lagoon all over 😬


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 13,513
Views: 1,159,590
Posted By 75driver
Enough rovering for one day.. ...

Enough rovering for one day..
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