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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2020, 17:59
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Brunty
Many years ago I had a Rover 90, solid, well...

Many years ago I had a Rover 90, solid, well built, but very thirsty. Remember that the handbook said that normal oil consumption was 1 pint every 200 miles, petrol consumption was out of this world!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2020, 13:45
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Brunty
Complete set of clips still available from...

Complete set of clips still available from dimmers. Garage have just changed mine.
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 19:40
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By Brunty
always a pleasure welcoming a new member into...

always a pleasure welcoming a new member into your family, whatching them growing up and keeping up with the news. I have 4 grandkids the 2 eldest are both 22 years old now. So hopefully will be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2020, 14:51
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Brunty
Always a good feeling to get a pass, I had the...

Always a good feeling to get a pass, I had the advisory on rear arms last year with Copperleaf, changed everything apart from subframe, including rear backplate kit, discs & pads rear springs and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 18:49
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Brunty
Lovely car, always fancied a Japanese spec...

Lovely car, always fancied a Japanese spec Dorchester but few around, don't think I would be allowed another 75. got a Copperleaf and Moonstone so already 1 too many.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 14:22
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Brunty
My mechanic changed fluid and told me to come...

My mechanic changed fluid and told me to come back after a week and do the same again, now smooth as new. He suggests changing it every 4 years.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Brunty
I would add Steve (arctic) to the list. He has...

I would add Steve (arctic) to the list. He has gone out of his way to help. Thankfully copper leaf is back on the road. Also thanks to Scott at dmgrs for parts and mickey boy. For trying to find in...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 6th October 2020, 19:40
Replies: 80
Views: 10,345
Posted By Brunty
I agree with your suggestion, even if it cost us...

I agree with your suggestion, even if it cost us a fiver each it would be well worth it for a nice venue with loos and food available.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2020, 11:13
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By Brunty
Power steering

Copperleaf 75 1.8 showing power steering ground to earth fault, what does it mean and how to fix it please?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2020, 12:48
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Brunty
My 1.8 started with an occasional misfire, then a...

My 1.8 started with an occasional misfire, then a couple of incidents when engine management light came on, then hitting 3000 rpm it would hit a brick wall until revs dropped. Took it to garage...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2020, 15:07
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Brunty
I would not want to be the executor trying to...

I would not want to be the executor trying to give money out of your mothers will, council WILL come after you personally for re payment, let the eldest son deal with it, hopefully he has the money...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 13:08
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Brunty
The three thousand pounds can be given away to...

The three thousand pounds can be given away to each child out of earned income each year. Pensions are classed as unearned income! However once in the system the only gifts allowed are say one...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 12:14
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Brunty
Going through all this at present. Had to get mum...

Going through all this at present. Had to get mum and dad's wills altered as an executor I would be held responsible if I paid out on either will as it was written and it would be classed as...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 21st August 2020, 20:02
Replies: 80
Views: 10,345
Posted By Brunty
If it's going ahead me & steve will be there...

If it's going ahead me & steve will be there either Sat or Sun, once we have a definite will arrange which day. Looking forward to it!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2020, 19:01
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Brunty
Paid £200 + vat copper brake pipes front to back.

Paid £200 + vat copper brake pipes front to back.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2020, 12:38
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Brunty
Thanks for the link. Ordered this morning, and...

Thanks for the link. Ordered this morning, and spoke to him on the phone.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2020, 18:42
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Brunty
Just unlucky really. 3 speed fan failed on my v6...

Just unlucky really. 3 speed fan failed on my v6 boiled over in traffic then checked 2 speed can on 1.8, not working. Arctic went out of his way to help me. Changed them both on 2 weekends. V6 was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2020, 17:15
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Brunty
Top nuts did not need replacing and they do not...

Top nuts did not need replacing and they do not come with the kit.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2020, 10:48
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Brunty
Fitted the new shockers from DMGRS, complete kit,...

Fitted the new shockers from DMGRS, complete kit, to Copperleaf, noticeable difference handles much better.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2020, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Brunty
Had exactly the same on Moonstone, it was the...

Had exactly the same on Moonstone, it was the seal on top of the petrol tank.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 4th July 2020, 13:08
Replies: 1
Views: 1,054
Posted By Brunty
Yesterday, I was given a sat nav by my son,...

Yesterday, I was given a sat nav by my son, powered it through usb in the cigar lighter. No windows working just a click from the relay, thought something else has gone wrong. Unplugged sat nav and...
Forum: Technology Forum 18th June 2020, 12:51
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Brunty
Done 2 of mine, no problem. Another says it is...

Done 2 of mine, no problem. Another says it is not ready yet will let me know when.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2020, 18:24
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Charged the battery on Moonstone for 2 days, 75...

Charged the battery on Moonstone for 2 days, 75 amp calcium. Now got the battery off Copperleaf on charge. No good in Wales as we are not allowed to travel more than 5 miles from home, cars standing,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2020, 20:16
Replies: 241
Views: 22,189
Posted By Brunty
Put Copperleaf in for MOT today, despite...

Put Copperleaf in for MOT today, despite extension till October. Passed with no advisories.
Forum: Humour Corner 7th June 2020, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Brunty
This is a serious post. I too have the same...

This is a serious post. I too have the same problem, if the battery needs charging due to lack of use I have to ask my grandson to come over and help, I cannot lift and carry the battery from the car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2020, 09:41
Replies: 43
Views: 6,516
Posted By Brunty
Had a set delivered from Rimmers last week, cost...

Had a set delivered from Rimmers last week, cost including vat and postage is now £27.54. These will be fitted to Copperleaf next week.
Moonstone Y reg already has them.
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 10:12
Replies: 61
Views: 2,826
Posted By Brunty
The shops will not be opening near me! In Wales....

The shops will not be opening near me! In Wales. Just want a haircut.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Brunty
I always say that if you have a Rover 75 you need...

I always say that if you have a Rover 75 you need a spare for when one's in the garage. That's why I have 2.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 07:10
Replies: 27
Views: 2,322
Posted By Brunty
I paid £1500 to have bonnet, bumpers, and lower...

I paid £1500 to have bonnet, bumpers, and lower half below chrome side trim in Copperleaf.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2020, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By Brunty
Yes that was the original, no longer obtainable,...

Yes that was the original, no longer obtainable, new ones have springs on clutch plate, takes some getting used to the feel at first.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2020, 07:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By Brunty
82,000 on the original clutch, will see how long...

82,000 on the original clutch, will see how long the replacement lasts.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2020, 07:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By Brunty
When I took Copperleaf to garage on Monday for...

When I took Copperleaf to garage on Monday for new shockers there was a Renault with flat tyre, RAC had tried to get the wheel off and failed, someone else had welded onto the wheel nut and still...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 17:32
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Just got Copperleaf back from the garage after...

Just got Copperleaf back from the garage after having new rear shockers and top mounts from DMGRS fitted, what a difference! Everything on the back end is new now apart from the subframe. Upper arms,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Brunty
Shame it needs doing now, new front struts coming...

Shame it needs doing now, new front struts coming soon from DMGRS if you could wait a couple of months. BUT. That would mean driving the Passat.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2020, 06:56
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Brunty
Autobox fluid changed, then back in 1 week later...

Autobox fluid changed, then back in 1 week later after running a few hundred miles to do it again, does make a remarkable difference, but not going downhill from cold. Once engine is up to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 06:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Brunty
Just had both sets of backplates fitted to...

Just had both sets of backplates fitted to copperleaf, now works a treat, well worth doing.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2020, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Brunty
I too live at the top of a steep hill, my v6 auto...

I too live at the top of a steep hill, my v6 auto always does the same when it's cold. Don't believe you have a problem.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 19:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By Brunty
Did mine yesterday using "headlight restore" from...

Did mine yesterday using "headlight restore" from usa. Dandy Tech. Came up as new, now used it on both cars and really pleased with the results.
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2020, 16:45
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Brunty
Been going through similar with my parents, had...

Been going through similar with my parents, had to put mum in a nursing home last Thursday after having ambulance out 3 times in last 7 weeks, then she fell in the kitchen and fractured a bone in her...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2020, 17:21
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By Brunty
Just read the post from Mike Noc. Copperleaf...

Just read the post from Mike Noc. Copperleaf failed MOT on frayed drivers side seat belt, advisory on front offside wishbone, advisory on coolant leak, whilst in garage had them change rear brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2020, 19:24
Replies: 66
Views: 4,004
Posted By Brunty
Got Copperleaf 1.8 club SE back from the garage,...

Got Copperleaf 1.8 club SE back from the garage, slight coolant leak originally suspected water pump that was fitted last year, turned out that head gasket had failed on cylinder number 1. Had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2020, 18:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By Brunty
Just renewed insurance on Moonstone v6 auto with...

Just renewed insurance on Moonstone v6 auto with the Co op gone down by just over £100 this year. Very happy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2020, 07:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Brunty
My connie has leather seats, club se fabric. My...

My connie has leather seats, club se fabric. My wife calls them "posh" for leather, "comfortable" for fabric.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2020, 22:33
Replies: 21
Views: 2,217
Posted By Brunty
I always remember, a son's your son till he gets...

I always remember, a son's your son till he gets him a wife, your daughter's your daughter for all of your life, gave up counting how much my daughter has cost us years ago, if she needs it, we...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2020, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
May I say a big thank you to Steve (Arctic) for...

May I say a big thank you to Steve (Arctic) for all of his help. Went out of his way to sort out the cooling fans on both Moonstone And Copperleaf Rovers. He knows what I am presently going through...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 21:37
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
Thanks Steve, Have sent you an email, really...

Thanks Steve,
Have sent you an email, really do need your help with this, need moonstone fixing ASAP. Have this evening done de mist test on Copperleaf fan not working on this one either, next in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 07:32
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
Ordered as suggested. Thanks

Ordered as suggested.
Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 21:32
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
Thanks for that, could not see a resistor, just...

Thanks for that, could not see a resistor, just looks like 3 wires going to the motor, will try to find brushes then.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
Need some help. Yesterday went to visit my Dad in...

Need some help. Yesterday went to visit my Dad in Burslem hospital after he had a stroke. Traffic jams everywhere, Moonstone V6 overheated and spat out 2 pints of coolant. 3 miles later, still slow...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2019, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Brunty
This seems to be a problem for potential buyers...

This seems to be a problem for potential buyers as well. Wasted my time today going to look at an 06 registered Rover 75 for sale at a dealers, described as a credit to the previous owner service...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th December 2019, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By Brunty
Must be a labour of love, certainly more than I...

Must be a labour of love, certainly more than I would have taken on! Congratulations on saving this historic car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2019, 21:27
Replies: 66
Views: 4,004
Posted By Brunty
Thanks for your post, at last someone else has...

Thanks for your post, at last someone else has confirmed that on a 1.8 you can always have a hiss when removing cap, even after standing for days. Mine has always done this, new mls gasket & head in...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2019, 07:55
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Brunty
Leaks on plastic oil tanks can also be repaired...

Leaks on plastic oil tanks can also be repaired as a temporary measure by rubbing a block of soap into the crack! Would not suggest it with petrol tank other than a get you home job.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 20:31
Replies: 81
Views: 4,961
Posted By Brunty
My 1.8L petrol has a dual mass flywheel! Original...

My 1.8L petrol has a dual mass flywheel! Original clutch plate was solid, no longer available, so now has clutch plate with springs. Very noticeable difference when changing gear.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 20:25
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Brunty
I agree with Colvert, get a plumber in!

I agree with Colvert, get a plumber in!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 55
Views: 4,073
Posted By Brunty
Certainly would NOT wish to pay the tax on a...

Certainly would NOT wish to pay the tax on a "company car." Gave that up over 10 years ago!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 08:35
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Brunty
My 1.8L sometimes does this, I think it is...

My 1.8L sometimes does this, I think it is because the garage put 5-30 fully synthetic oil in at the last service, noticed that as it uses oil and I top up with 10-40 semi synthetic the problem...
Forum: Social Forum 25th October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Brunty
Moonstone passed today, advisory on slightly...

Moonstone passed today, advisory on slightly discoloured indicator bulb, and slight pitting on rear disks. Very fussy tester! But a pass never the less.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 06:41
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Brunty
Put a bottle of cataclean in Moonstone last week...

Put a bottle of cataclean in Moonstone last week before a blast down the motorway to nano meet. Going for MOT tomorrow, will see what happens!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Brunty
I had a complete set of upper, lower, bushes and...

I had a complete set of upper, lower, bushes and bolts for Copperleaf. Everything fitted perfectly. I f the new order is to same specification I really cannot see any problems.
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Brunty
Had a Rover 216s with the honda engine and...

Had a Rover 216s with the honda engine and gearbox brand new at the launch from Bolebridge garage in Tamworth. Lovely car at the time, velour seats and it was the first "budget" car with the Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 20:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Brunty
Got a bottle in the shed ready for use before...

Got a bottle in the shed ready for use before Moonstone goes for MOT, works well!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2019, 20:06
Replies: 802
Views: 67,432
Posted By Brunty
Yet again did not get to drive Copperleaf....

Yet again did not get to drive Copperleaf. Charged battery for 25 hours, went to car, yesterday I took the battery off, closed bonnet and locked the drivers door with the key. Today went to car with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 20:29
Replies: 802
Views: 67,432
Posted By Brunty
Didn't drive Copperleaf today as got the clicking...

Didn't drive Copperleaf today as got the clicking no start flat battery. Battery not yet 18 months old but only driven 15 to 20 miles a week since June. Now on charge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Brunty
A lot more than I would admit to my wife! Runs...

A lot more than I would admit to my wife! Runs into several thousands between both cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 19:41
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Brunty
Change the lot, uppers and lowers, you may also...

Change the lot, uppers and lowers, you may also find springs are broken right down at the base as mine were. Complete kit from DMGRS includes bushes and bolts. Done mine. Well worth it. Good for...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 17th August 2019, 15:14
Replies: 50
Views: 3,752
Posted By Brunty
Me and Steve will be there on the Saturday,...

Me and Steve will be there on the Saturday, probably bring Copperleaf this time.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 13:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Brunty
Used it well over a year ago on my mates 1.8 land...

Used it well over a year ago on my mates 1.8 land rover defender, no problems since despite regularly towing large trailer. Highly praised product, saved changing the engine yet again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 20:43
Replies: 45
Views: 2,989
Posted By Brunty
Use both of mine on alternate days to keep...

Use both of mine on alternate days to keep battery charged and all else working. If you have a 75, you do need a spare one as a backup for when they are in the garage being fixed!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 06:39
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By Brunty
The engine is a 2 litre KV6 short stroke high...

The engine is a 2 litre KV6 short stroke high revs.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 20:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By Brunty
My kv6 drives as it should, vis motors kick in...

My kv6 drives as it should, vis motors kick in around 3200 rpm, then at around 5000 rpm sounds like a formula 1 racing car, auto box normally changes gear at 6500 rpm. However last Saturday on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2019, 14:49
Replies: 64
Views: 4,070
Posted By Brunty
Nice to talk to you yesterday, hope you tried out...

Nice to talk to you yesterday, hope you tried out your vis motors on the way back. I have never managed consumption figures like that in my KV6 auto, but I do like to hear the engine performing and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 20:53
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Brunty
Same here, advisory on MOT 2 years ago regarding...

Same here, advisory on MOT 2 years ago regarding slight weep on power steering, purchased slick 50 power steering fluid in front of me now, only used about 1/3 Protects against wear, Stops leaks, not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2019, 07:25
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Brunty
Moonstone had a strong smell of petrol,...

Moonstone had a strong smell of petrol, particularly when filled up with petrol. Turned out to be the seal on the top of the petrol tank, now replaced and fine since.
Forum: Social Forum 11th July 2019, 21:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By Brunty
Don't have a smartphone, nor a credit card! Went...

Don't have a smartphone, nor a credit card! Went to Shrewsbury last Tuesday and did not understand how to use the car parking machine, thankfully a nice young lady showed me how to. It still accepted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 12:43
Replies: 35
Views: 3,260
Posted By Brunty
So was I, James Street, by the West End pub! Yet...

So was I, James Street, by the West End pub! Yet another from the potteries.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By Brunty
Don't know, but I have a Moonstone V6 Auto Connie...

Don't know, but I have a Moonstone V6 Auto Connie 2 litre. Lovely car to drive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Brunty
Fitted Heko wind deflectors to Copperleaf &...

Fitted Heko wind deflectors to Copperleaf & Moonstone, look great and do make a difference.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 19:55
Replies: 802
Views: 67,432
Posted By Brunty
Did the same, replaced wheels with refurbished...

Did the same, replaced wheels with refurbished union alloys for Copperleaf, looks great.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By Brunty
Don't know if I would call either of my cars a...

Don't know if I would call either of my cars a "hack" car, but will not take Copperleaf to the supermarket car parks. That job is for Moonstone, the posh one, already has a few dings and scratches...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 20:57
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Fitted new wiper blades to Moonstone, been in the...

Fitted new wiper blades to Moonstone, been in the boot for over a year. Then had a set of union alloys collected for refurb, will be going onto Copperleaf next week.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 21:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Brunty
First time I had flooded carpets was due to one...

First time I had flooded carpets was due to one of the windscreen clips perfectly blocking the lower drain. Second time was when I pushed through the spyhole mod bung and did not recover it in time....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2019, 20:34
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Brunty
Pagid on the front of Moonstone, no rust looking...

Pagid on the front of Moonstone, no rust looking good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 19:47
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Took Moonstone in for air con regas, no history...

Took Moonstone in for air con regas, no history of air con service in 18 years! Noticed recently that fan was noisy on auto and quieter on econ. Picked car up, freezing cold air con, then turned...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 21:20
Replies: 47
Views: 3,362
Posted By Brunty
Copperleaf first, then Moonstone, followed by...

Copperleaf first, then Moonstone, followed by Wedgewood. Got the first 2 waiting for the 3rd.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 07:48
Replies: 62
Views: 3,710
Posted By Brunty
Changed thermostat and temperature sensor, now...

Changed thermostat and temperature sensor, now running 95-96 degrees. Did not alter the coolant loss. New water pump cured the problem.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 20:53
Replies: 62
Views: 3,710
Posted By Brunty
My car was losing a small drop of coolant every...

My car was losing a small drop of coolant every week, thermostat packed up then temp sensor, constantly checking levels for nearly 2 years. Had cambelt, tensioner and water pump changed now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 11:09
Replies: 8
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Views: 416
Posted By Brunty
Next time you are under the car give the rear...

Next time you are under the car give the rear suspension arms a good checking over, Wedgie down the road had advisory on upper arms within 3 months went out in the morning and found nearside arm had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 15:42
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Brunty
Got my full rear suspension kit, great price, all...

Got my full rear suspension kit, great price, all fitted yesterday. Matt even followed up by email asking how it went.
Thanks,
Martin
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 20:55
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Collected Copperleaf from the garage after having...

Collected Copperleaf from the garage after having a full re-furb of rear suspension. New Upper and lower arms, bushes together with nuts and bolts courtesy of Matt at DMGRS, already had new springs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2019, 20:50
Replies: 443
Views: 412,925
Posted By Brunty
Copperleaf had the Jules plenum guard fitted...

Copperleaf had the Jules plenum guard fitted around 2 years ago and yet still get problems, because my parking area is surrounded by pine trees. The needles get everywhere and short of moving house...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 13:51
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Checked fluids, tyres, and although I rodded...

Checked fluids, tyres, and although I rodded plenums a couple of weeks ago thought I might as well check. Gallons of water running for minutes over the car park yet the last few times everything has...
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2019, 20:12
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Brunty
Used Demon Shine on mine last weekend. Easy &...

Used Demon Shine on mine last weekend. Easy & Quick.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 06:44
Replies: 321
Views: 62,775
Posted By Brunty
Steve has fitted this SSC to both of my Rover...

Steve has fitted this SSC to both of my Rover 75's, handbrakes now working as they should.
Thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 06:59
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Just ordered the same kit for Copperleaf. Upper...

Just ordered the same kit for Copperleaf. Upper Arms, lower arms, and rear links with ball joint plus all nuts and bolts. Delivery in next couple of days. Should never need doing again! Coming from...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2019, 07:36
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Brunty
My 2 eldest grandsons will both be 21 this year,...

My 2 eldest grandsons will both be 21 this year, I am looking forward to being a Great Grandad next! Or "Old Grandad" as my father is called.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Brunty
Glad you got a pass, I finally got a pass today...

Glad you got a pass, I finally got a pass today after 2 rear springs, front drop links and anti roll bar bushes, but got advisories on corrosion on both suspension rear upper arms and fraying on seat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2019, 09:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By Brunty
I have a manual and an automatic, no question...

I have a manual and an automatic, no question over which is the best to drive, go for the auto every time!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 20:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brunty
Took my Copperleaf in for Cambelt, water pump &...

Took my Copperleaf in for Cambelt, water pump & aux belt replacement plus oil & filter change and MOT. This car has wanted for nothing and cost me a fortune to maintain. Came away with a bill of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2019, 21:37
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Left it for a couple of days and it seems to have...

Left it for a couple of days and it seems to have worked. Hopefully will last.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 22:45
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Followed advice from forum regarding the chrome...

Followed advice from forum regarding the chrome surround on my drivers side door handle coming loose. Tonight put Bostic on it and a pencil to hold it in place as suggested. Will see in a day or so...
Forum: Social Forum 7th March 2019, 21:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By Brunty
Good career move for a youngster, my son joined...

Good career move for a youngster, my son joined the Royal Navy as a marine engineering mechanic, then qualified for the submarine service, ended up on the nuclear subs. Best engineering training...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Brunty
Posted about this a couple of months ago, exactly...

Posted about this a couple of months ago, exactly the same problem now sorted. This was on the Moonstone V6.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 6th March 2019, 07:31
Replies: 77
Views: 5,625
Posted By Brunty
Look forward to meeting you again Andy. Hope you...

Look forward to meeting you again Andy. Hope you can get one of them sorted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2019, 21:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By Brunty
Mud flaps on the rear do not cause a problem, my...

Mud flaps on the rear do not cause a problem, my mud flaps on the front are clean and have plenty of grease behind them to protect from corrosion.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 20:55
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By Brunty
Got a v6 auto connie and 1.8 manual club SE. Love...

Got a v6 auto connie and 1.8 manual club SE. Love them both. No motorways or dual carriages within miles of my house, most of the time driving at 30 - 50 mph both do the job perfectly well. Wife...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2019, 20:36
Replies: 28
Views: 3,740
Posted By Brunty
New window regulator fitted today, 1.5 hours...

New window regulator fitted today, 1.5 hours labour charge, all working fine again. When I took my car in at 8am there was a grey facelift there waiting to have new droplinks fitted, when I picked it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2019, 19:34
Replies: 28
Views: 3,740
Posted By Brunty
Got my replacement window regulator from...

Got my replacement window regulator from Mickyboy, thanks, booked into garage on Wednesday to have it fitted. Hopefully will be sorted. Anyone know how long this job should take?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 17:10
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Had 2 new tyres on the front of Copperleaf, all 4...

Had 2 new tyres on the front of Copperleaf, all 4 changed now changed. Old ones still had 3mm left, but showing signs of perishing although DOT codes ok until June.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2019, 15:10
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Brunty
One of mine cost me £500 to buy, 2 months later...

One of mine cost me £500 to buy, 2 months later new clutch & slave together with nearside bottom arm and MOT cost double what I paid for the car and worth every penny. You made the right decision!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 22:40
Replies: 30
Views: 3,491
Posted By Brunty
[QUOTE=macafee2;2710651]looks fantastic. can...

[QUOTE=macafee2;2710651]looks fantastic.

can I ask how much the respray cost?
Dread to think about it, just to do bonnet bumpers and sides under the chrome trim on Copperleaf cost £1500.00
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 21:52
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Brunty
Glad everything has worked out for you Dave, good...

Glad everything has worked out for you Dave, good luck on the MOT and looking forward to seeing you and Bones at the next Nano.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2019, 22:15
Replies: 54
Views: 3,195
Posted By Brunty
My KV6 2 litre auto is a lovely car to drive,...

My KV6 2 litre auto is a lovely car to drive, engine sound when VIS motors kick in is great, sport mode makes it fly, can't fault it apart from petrol consumption.
My manual 1.8 is also fantastic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2019, 17:52
Replies: 28
Views: 3,740
Posted By Brunty
Same problem with Moonstone, sprayed all the...

Same problem with Moonstone, sprayed all the channels and rubbers with silicone spray a couple of weeks ago and still there. Also noticed recently that although is opens quickly, when closing, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2019, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Brunty
Same here got mine from Tesco. Also watched the...

Same here got mine from Tesco. Also watched the review linked on pistonheads where they restored 6hp on an old VW just by putting a bottle of Redex in.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 13:03
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
No it's a genuine Bosch 56amp.

No it's a genuine Bosch 56amp.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 08:59
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Yesterday sprayed all window channels and door...

Yesterday sprayed all window channels and door seals on both cars with silicone spray to stop them sticking and freezing, Copperleaf was hesitant starting on Wednesday checked battery voltage, 11.7...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2019, 20:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Brunty
Something is obviously wrong. My V6 heats up a...

Something is obviously wrong. My V6 heats up a lot quicker than my 1.8. Within 5 minutes everything is up to temperature. Check thermostat is working correctly.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2019, 20:52
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Brunty
My Rover mechanic did mine last Thursday, changed...

My Rover mechanic did mine last Thursday, changed the cap and seal, old seal had clearly been installed incorrectly, could see the distortion. Filled to the brim, no smell no leaks. Sorted!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2019, 14:47
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By Brunty
They are amazing cars and well worth spending...

They are amazing cars and well worth spending money on to keep them in good order. I also like your taste in colours as I have a Copperleaf & Moonstone both really nice colours.
Look at the cost to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2019, 21:04
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By Brunty
Steve, Arctic, is dead right, looks superficial...

Steve, Arctic, is dead right, looks superficial but once you start prodding you will find total rot! had this on both of my cars offside rear sills go first. Needs a good welder to put it right.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2019, 20:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Brunty
Job sorted, New tank cap & seal fitted, the...

Job sorted,
New tank cap & seal fitted, the cap has a course thread and was obviously corroding, seal had been fitted badly and could see that it was distorted, fuel staining all around nearside of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 19:46
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By Brunty
Delivery of headlight restore us came today, did...

Delivery of headlight restore us came today, did the lights on Copperleaf and amazed at the difference, 16 year old cloudy lights look like new! Ok it may only last a few months, but may last longer,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2019, 20:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By Brunty
Regardless of price, both of my Rovers get the...

Regardless of price, both of my Rovers get the super unleaded! Not worth the difference in cost of filling them up on cheap petrol.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2018, 20:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By Brunty
Hope it works, just purchased 2 sets on line....

Hope it works, just purchased 2 sets on line. Saves taking bumpers off.
Will post my results once purchase arrives!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2018, 20:29
Replies: 41
Views: 2,764
Posted By Brunty
They do help to see the verges on country roads,...

They do help to see the verges on country roads, headlights don't really show this.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2018, 20:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Brunty
Thanks for this thread, I now know why my V6...

Thanks for this thread, I now know why my V6 stinks of petrol when I fill it to the top, My son commented on this earlier this year, and I have noticed a smell when parking on an incline. Last week...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2018, 19:36
Replies: 29
Views: 2,153
Posted By Brunty
I just stick with Arrow speed tyres from Kwick...

I just stick with Arrow speed tyres from Kwick fit, used them for years on Rover 800, BMW 3 series and Rover 75. Good speed rating, good load rating and had 2 fitted last month for £118.00. Can't go...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2018, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Brunty
I have commented on this before, when I first got...

I have commented on this before, when I first got my 1.8 L 75 I was overfilling and worrying about HGF. However car does not lose any coolant at all, yet even after standing for 2 - 3 days there is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 18:49
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Decided to give Copperleaf a good cleaning this...

Decided to give Copperleaf a good cleaning this morning, started by cleaning the plenum, dry. Checked all fluids, ok. Checked tyres all pressures correct, had 2 new tyres on rear last month, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2018, 12:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Brunty
Just renewed van policy this morning, 30,000...

Just renewed van policy this morning, 30,000 miles a year commercial policy. Been with Aviva for years. This year they wanted £1,405.00 with 11 years no claims discount, got it from Ageas for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 17:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By Brunty
Lovely colour, my Moonstone KV6 connie auto has...

Lovely colour, my Moonstone KV6 connie auto has Sandstone interior, the green does set your car off. Sure that you will look after it, have fun.
Now for your next one, try a Copperleaf?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 21:56
Replies: 20
Views: 2,391
Posted By Brunty
Between 5000 & 6500 rpm goes like stink and...

Between 5000 & 6500 rpm goes like stink and sounds like a formula 1 racing car. At around 3200 rpm vis motors kick in and you notice the engine note change. Below this performance is fine for every...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 21:37
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By Brunty
Actual cost is £255.60 including vat. Got a new...

Actual cost is £255.60 including vat. Got a new one couple of months ago from Ballards in Welshpool, ex Rover dealers.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2018, 07:39
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Brunty
Don't know whether they used the old parts on a...

Don't know whether they used the old parts on a new head or not, the bill at the time with head gasket stretch bolts belts water pump plugs service etc came to £1200. This was just over 6 years ago.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 21:25
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Brunty
Interested in this thread as my 1.8 copperleaf...

Interested in this thread as my 1.8 copperleaf sometimes gives out oily smoke from cold start up, otherwise fine. Does seem to use oil over a period of 6 months around 500 ml. in 4,000 miles....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Brunty
Yes, this is a common problem on 75's. Had...

Yes, this is a common problem on 75's. Had offside jacking point welded on Copperleaf last year, then this year had a large section of sill and wheel arch cut out and new sections made up. Later this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 22:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Brunty
No undertray on either of mine, nor would I fit...

No undertray on either of mine, nor would I fit one! If there is a leak of any sort I will see it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 20:34
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Brunty
This is why I have just replaced 2 tyres on my...

This is why I have just replaced 2 tyres on my copperleaf rover, plenty of tread left and DOT codes in date, however noticeable deformation on both side walls, Mechanic told me it is due to potholes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2018, 21:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Brunty
Just had new pagid disks + pads fitted to my V6...

Just had new pagid disks + pads fitted to my V6 do I need to be worried? Or will they be OK?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2018, 21:55
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
2 new tyres on the back of Copperleaf 1.8L then...

2 new tyres on the back of Copperleaf 1.8L then cleaned it using my new Worxs hydroshot. Saw a member using one at nano meet in summer and decided to buy one, both cars have to be parked a way from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2018, 12:25
Replies: 62
Views: 4,705
Posted By Brunty
The expansion tank should not be half full, the...

The expansion tank should not be half full, the max level is visible when the tank is nearly empty. Could be that you are overfilling it and it is being pushed out through the expansion tank cap. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2018, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Brunty
Felt really NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...

Felt really NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- off with my MOT on Wednesday, had already said that I did not want any advisories when I took it in for a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2018, 21:05
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Mot pass

Took Moonstone V6 to garage for new pads and MOT. Ended up with new disks and pads, failed MOT on headlight aim too high on both sides, then a pass. Now clear until 29th Nov 2019. Don't know why they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2018, 21:10
Replies: 41
Views: 3,450
Posted By Brunty
I've got one of each, prefer the manual around...

I've got one of each, prefer the manual around town, but the auto is great when driving distances. More control with the manual if you want to "boot" it, however sport mode on the auto does have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2018, 19:42
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Took Moonstone V6 in for oil and filter change...

Took Moonstone V6 in for oil and filter change plus MOT, told them I do not want an MOT with fail or advisories, just do whatever is needed, now booked in for front pads next Wednesday will pass. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2018, 13:22
Replies: 27
Views: 2,315
Posted By Brunty
Well worth doing. Had my Copperleaf one done with...

Well worth doing. Had my Copperleaf one done with Waxoyl last year.
Moonstone one was undersealed last year. Will see in a few years time which was the better treatment!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2018, 21:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By Brunty
My 1.8 non turbo had a new stat and temperature...

My 1.8 non turbo had a new stat and temperature sensor fitted months ago, runs at a constant 96 degrees before thermostat opens, does not use any coolant at all and yet even when left overnight,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 09:03
Replies: 58
Views: 49,472
Posted By Brunty
H Ballard & son (motors) Union Street & Brook...

H Ballard & son (motors) Union Street & Brook Street Garages, Welshpool. SY21 7PG 01938 553152. Rover Cars & used car sales. Have a T4 offer new key and programming service, full servicing and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2018, 20:21
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,043,211
Posted By Brunty
Jacking point rust

Had the offside rear jacking point and quite a large section of the sill done today, more metal than I thought cut out and replaced. Really good job done by coded welder trainer and assessor even...
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