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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2021, 22:27
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By david75
thank you for all the helpful comments

thank you for all the helpful comments
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 22:22
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By david75
Thank you for your comment - I have checked and...

Thank you for your comment - I have checked and can't see anything running down from above. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on it, although with the undertray on its a bit tricky to see the bit that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2021, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By david75
Oil leak

2.5 V6 Auto
I was changing the oil today and while I had the undertray off I saw what appeared to be a bit of oil along the join between the two casings marked in yellow on the picture.

The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 23:02
Replies: 104
Views: 6,466
Posted By david75
My two: ...

My two:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4281/35691824071_6d57916a61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WnXVP6)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50793115632_2986ab62bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kopZEY)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2021, 22:34
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By david75
I had a similar, but not identical problem. See...

I had a similar, but not identical problem.
See my thread here, especially post #15
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=302496
I hope that helps
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 00:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By david75
I previously owned a R75 2.5 v6 Auto for 6 years...

I previously owned a R75 2.5 v6 Auto for 6 years during which I did about 22000 miles (55k when I bought it, about 77k when I sold it).

Not daily. Mostly holidays and weekends, so a mix of (often...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 11:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By david75
Yes, BU03 AHA appeared in Series 7, which had 7...

Yes, BU03 AHA appeared in Series 7, which had 7 episodes filmed between May 2003 and February 2004.

According to the MOT checker on gov.uk, its last MOT was on 7 June 2018 at 119,103 miles, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 00:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By david75
Thank you for filling in those details. I have...

Thank you for filling in those details. I have the MOT record for the car that donated the engine, so I know the mileage was genuine, and itís great to know that the belts were definitely done.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 23:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By david75
I received my calendar today Ė thank you. ...

I received my calendar today Ė thank you.

Very pleased that my car was chosen to be on the front cover Ė the black Rover 75 Facelift at the top of the page. The photo was taken at Cromer, Norfolk,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 23:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By david75
Midsomer Murders car BX04 WMC

Now that my car has made an appearance on the 2021 Club Calendar - the black Rover 75 Facelift at the top of the front cover page Ė I thought I would share a bit more detail about it.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 15:02
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By david75
Calendar received today. Thank you.

Calendar received today. Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 21:57
Replies: 60
Views: 4,582
Posted By david75
Was the final choice of pictures announced? Or...

Was the final choice of pictures announced? Or maybe I missed it? Or maybe its a surprise?
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2020, 23:42
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By david75
Coronation Street

Good to see Kevin Webster's Garage in Wetherfield doing their bit to keep Rover 75's going:

Coronation Street this evening (7th Dec 2020), about 7 minutes in:

Abi (sounding exasperated): I...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2020, 23:19
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By david75
The Times

Spotted here:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/what-happens-to-travel-when-the-brexit-transition-period-ends-qj2qccsl5?fbclid=IwAR1SGKFkdfAQDjYVmO2m-BfJF2oEzQXtd5qfHFzDnxxJ_XhQMiuntVb4l3c
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2020, 17:16
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By david75
Now all sorted. Thank you.

Now all sorted. Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 13:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By david75
One of my previous Rover 75s was BU51PHJ. I think...

One of my previous Rover 75s was BU51PHJ. I think the plates on it were the original dealer plates, which said Quicks of Leamington Spa.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2020, 22:14
Replies: 60
Views: 4,582
Posted By david75
I've re-sent it just now. thanks.

I've re-sent it just now. thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2020, 13:24
Replies: 60
Views: 4,582
Posted By david75
Hi. I've emailed my contribution to you. Thank...

Hi. I've emailed my contribution to you. Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 15:18
Replies: 40
Views: 2,342
Posted By david75
High class motoring for not much money, with...

High class motoring for not much money, with great support (from this forum etc)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 20:50
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By david75
After featuring 3 different Mk1s in earlier...

After featuring 3 different Mk1s in earlier series, the Mk2 was in Series 8, 2004/05
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 22:22
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By david75
thank you, that's helpful

thank you, that's helpful
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 22:21
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By david75
I don't think mine is the "V8 3D" that you...

I don't think mine is the "V8 3D" that you describe. It fits your description of "a thin self adhesive decal that fits into the recess of the chrome grill trim". I like the idea of varnishing the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By david75
PM replied. thank you

PM replied. thank you
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2020, 23:46
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By david75
grill badge

When I bought my car (R75 facelift) about a year ago the previous owner had very decently replaced the front grill badge, so it was nice and pristine.

However, since then it went all dull and...
Forum: Technology Forum 3rd October 2020, 23:30
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By david75
thank you, I'll try that

thank you, I'll try that
Forum: Technology Forum 2nd October 2020, 23:08
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By david75
best free photo editing software?

I am wondering what recommendations folks might have for photo editing software that is free (and legal) and allows me to do a bit more than the basic colour adjustments, cropping, etc that I get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2020, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
ok, here's an update on the irregular idling...

ok, here's an update on the irregular idling problem, the long silence being because I had not driven the car much over the last few months, but after a 250 miles journey last week, I can now be a...
Forum: Was it you? 4th September 2020, 19:10
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By david75
W primrose Leigh on Sea Essex

W reg 75 primrose yellow (I think thatís what the colour is called) parked in Leigh on Sea, Essex lunchtime today. I was just driving past, but it looked to me to be in very nice condition.
Forum: Items Wanted 24th August 2020, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By david75
Yes, mine is something like that, and someone...

Yes, mine is something like that, and someone else before me has had a go at repairing it, not very successfully, hence me looking for a better one.

But I agree that if I could obtain one that is...
Forum: Was it you? 22nd August 2020, 19:06
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By david75
Green ZTT Southend

Green (metallic type, not sure what the proper name is) ZT-T, dark rear windows, private plate (Began with X5, I think), Southend seafront area. I stopped to let you out of the seafront parking area....
Forum: Items Wanted 21st August 2020, 21:36
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By david75
weekend bump. thank you.

weekend bump. thank you.
Forum: Items Wanted 15th August 2020, 14:57
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By david75
Rover 75 saloon facelift - chrome boot-lid handle

Hi, I'm after a chrome boot-lid handle for my Rover 75 saloon, Mk2/facelift model. Needs to have all the mounting studs intact. Thank you
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2020, 22:07
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
thank you, that's very helpful.

thank you, that's very helpful.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2020, 22:03
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
Yes I had tried both those searches. Although...

Yes I had tried both those searches. Although they contain several comments about the supposedly really useful Tech Bulletins, I could not see any links to the actual bulletins. The nearest was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2020, 09:58
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
Can anyone help with this? Thank you.

Can anyone help with this? Thank you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2020, 22:46
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
I have tried to search for the Technical...

I have tried to search for the Technical Bulletins mentioned above but to no avail. Can anyone kindly provide a link? thank you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2020, 22:22
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
I think that is what is meant to happen of it is...

I think that is what is meant to happen of it is all ok
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2020, 15:13
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
I've ordered a set of these. Thank you

I've ordered a set of these. Thank you
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2020, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By david75
under seat airbag connectors

I have had an intermittent airbag light. I think it is the connector under the passenger seat. I unplugged and cleaned the connector a while ago and it cured it for a few months, but has now come...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2020, 16:10
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By david75
Aircon done today at British Legends, nr Southend...

Aircon done today at British Legends, nr Southend airport.
Report was that it did just need the recharge, tests revealed no leaks.
Good service from them as always.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By david75
yes, not perfect, but it did the job as mot was...

yes, not perfect, but it did the job as mot was imminent. Also, the last pic is not 'final', just the primer. This was all several years ago, and the car is now with other owner and still going...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2020, 12:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By david75
rear right jacking point ...

rear right jacking point

https://live.staticflickr.com/880/40259628035_95fbfdbb62_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24kB7MR)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49969438113_42a18c6d95_z.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2020, 14:10
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By david75
Yes, I know British Legends and have been there...

Yes, I know British Legends and have been there for other stuff. Very good. Not sure why I had not thought of them for my aircon issue. I guess I thought it would be very specialist.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2020, 23:12
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By david75
Air Con

Can anyone recommend someone in the south Essex area (I am in Southend) or perhaps a bit further if necessary, who can look at my aircon.

Its for my car that I bought in Nov 2019, and so of...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 18th May 2020, 12:22
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By david75
Pleased that you were able to bring yours back to...

Pleased that you were able to bring yours back to life.
Yes, the inevitable covering of dust the next day is always annoying!
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 17th May 2020, 22:42
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By david75
Wash'n'polish today

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49906941532_6fff4dc854_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j377Zb)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49906942012_f0c225b7c0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j3788s)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2020, 23:31
Replies: 26
Views: 1,669
Posted By david75
I've just ordered some of this via your ebay...

I've just ordered some of this via your ebay link. thank you
Forum: Technology Forum 9th April 2020, 21:47
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By david75
After a bit of research into what is available, I...

After a bit of research into what is available, I have discovered openshot, which works on Windows, has a few good video tutorials, and is free...

I have downloaded it and it seems reasonably...
Forum: Technology Forum 5th April 2020, 00:02
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By david75
best free video editing software?

Any suggestions on the best free video editing software?

PC, windows 10

Particularly interested in being able to have several 'pictures within the picture' at the same time, preferably each...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 23:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
The problem has occasionally recurred, seemingly...

The problem has occasionally recurred, seemingly only after when arriving home after a run out.

As Phil-T4 suggested, when the problem was in evidence, I tried tapping the top of the IACV valve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 22:14
Replies: 35
Views: 3,349
Posted By david75
Not at a show, but a sunny day a while ago: ...

Not at a show, but a sunny day a while ago:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4290/35435620720_f9d8082788_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZjPtW)
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 23:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By david75
Same happened to me several years ago when we...

Same happened to me several years ago when we were camping. Dog in car while we were putting the tent up.

After an initial panic, I worked out that I should try the same as you suggested - great...
Forum: Events and Meets 13th March 2020, 00:32
Replies: 67
Views: 18,422
Posted By david75
Please add me to the list. Thank you. David

Please add me to the list.
Thank you. David
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 23:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
Quick update: I've bought the kit with...

Quick update: I've bought the kit with replacement gasket etc... but since then the original symptom has completely gone away! So I think I'll leave it alone unless the problem comes back, but at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 23:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
thank you, I'll try that. Thank...

thank you, I'll try that.




Thank you, I'll get one in case just cleaning it doesn't work.
Forum: Items Wanted 1st February 2020, 11:37
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By david75
Item obtained. Thank you to smudge.g

Item obtained. Thank you to smudge.g
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 23:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
"Rebuild kit"? Is that this: ...

"Rebuild kit"? Is that this:
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-MKG100260L
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 22:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
that seems to concur with similar comments I've...

that seems to concur with similar comments I've read elsewhere which also suggest taking off the idler control valve and giving it a good clean, so I'll have a look when I get a chance. Will be a new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2020, 22:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By david75
idling irregularly

Rover 75 2.5 v6 petrol auto

When coming to a standstill after a run, put in Park or Neutral, normally engine should idle steadily at 650 rpm or so.

I've noticed that mine sometimes seems not to...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th January 2020, 17:05
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By david75
Thank you very much. PM sent.

Thank you very much. PM sent.
Forum: Items Wanted 28th January 2020, 00:05
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By david75
Glove box chrome handle

The chrome handle on the glovebox of my recently acquired 2004 Rover 75 (facelift) is quite badly scratched, so I am on the look-out for a replacement chrome handle that is scratch-free.

There are...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th January 2020, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 4,172
Posted By david75
that's a great link - thank you

that's a great link - thank you
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th January 2020, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 4,172
Posted By david75
Thank you. Iíll send you a PM.

Thank you. Iíll send you a PM.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th January 2020, 23:38
Replies: 11
Views: 4,172
Posted By david75
Hmm... so its more complicated than I thought. ...

Hmm... so its more complicated than I thought.

The car is an early Facelift (April 04), so looking here https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=79121 suggests the original would have...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 23rd January 2020, 23:20
Replies: 11
Views: 4,172
Posted By david75
Changing to Symphony

My recently purchased car, a 2004 75 Conn SE would presumably originally had a Symphony unit, but a previous owner has installed a modern Sony unit with gawdy blue lights, so as I like 'original', I...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2020, 22:49
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By david75
In a similar vein... I worked in North...

In a similar vein...

I worked in North America for a while where they usually express dates as, for example, May 12th 2019, which (in that example) would often be abbreviated to 5/12/19.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 11:17
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By david75
I thought this cartoon was quite apt 🙂

I thought this cartoon was quite apt 🙂
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2019, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By david75
Thank you for all the comments especially the...

Thank you for all the comments especially the link to the very helpful "How to..."

All done and now working properly again.

thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 22:38
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By david75
door mirrors adjustment not working

My adjustable door mirrors are not working.

The switches that select which mirror is to be adjusted works (ie the red led shows which one is selected), but when I try to do an actual adjustment -...
Forum: Was it you? 19th October 2019, 10:39
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By david75
Actually I thought your car was quite clean!...

Actually I thought your car was quite clean! Certainly cleaner than mine - I have done several trips in the last couple of weeks and not had time to do a wash.
Forum: Was it you? 18th October 2019, 14:27
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By david75
54 plate 75, Tesco at Whitstable Kent

54 plate Rover 75 saloon grey (sorry donít know actual colour name) at Tesco, Whitstable in Kent. Club sticker in rear window. I was the gold 75 parked behind you, and earlier when getting petrol.
Forum: Was it you? 12th October 2019, 23:32
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By david75
y-reg 75, near A14 just north of Cambridge

Last Thursday (9 Oct) Y-reg 75 saloon, moonstone (I think), joining A14 just north of Cambridge. Exchanged a cheery wave at the traffic lights. I was in my gold 75.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 00:38
Replies: 13,525
Views: 1,162,409
Posted By david75
The other day I was out and about, and on...

The other day I was out and about, and on returning to where I had parked my car I found the front left tyre completely flat. Changed to the spare wheel and 20 mins later I was in my way.

Not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 17:40
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By david75
Ahah! I never knew what that cable was for! ...

Ahah! I never knew what that cable was for!

Anyway, I checked under the seat and it was clipped in place as it should be, but the cable itself was very slack.

So I removed the B-pillar trim...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By david75
seat belt height

I am wondering what mechanism regulates the height at which the seat belt sits while 'at rest' in its B-pillar slot.

I have noticed that on mine the passenger side sits centrally (which is think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By david75
Does anyone have any further info / views /...

Does anyone have any further info / views / experience of the Ďsyringeí method mentioned here? Thank you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2019, 23:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By david75
Thank you for all the comments. The...

Thank you for all the comments.

The replacement headlining is now in the car. See my other thread for pictures of how I did it:
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298359
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2019, 22:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By david75
I will try as you suggested in your previous...

I will try as you suggested in your previous post, but depending on how that goes I may well take you up on your offer !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2019, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By david75
Thank you for that. You said "ideally at...

Thank you for that.

You said "ideally at least one of the front seats removed", but also that "...my fitting time with all trims and fittings etc with seats not removed....", so I take it that you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2019, 17:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By david75
Yes the rear seat backrest does appear to be...

Yes the rear seat backrest does appear to be fixed on my car
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2019, 17:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By david75
Help getting a new headlining into the car - saloon

You may have seen from my other thread (here: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298359 ) that I am replacing the headlining on my 75 saloon. This has thrown up a number of problems,...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th August 2019, 22:47
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By david75
Replacement headlining obtained. It is the...

Replacement headlining obtained.

It is the right colour, in good condition and came out of an 02 plate saloon. It is a non-sunroof version, which is good for me as I will need to cut the aperture...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th August 2019, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By david75
Hi, I have had an offer of one fairly near to me...

Hi, I have had an offer of one fairly near to me (well in the same county anyway!) that I am going to see on Monday (19/8). If that turns out to be no good I may well come back to you. Either way...
Forum: Items Wanted 14th August 2019, 00:56
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By david75
Wanted - headlining for mk1 saloon, smokestone

I need a replacement headlining for my mk 1 saloon, colour smokestone.

For reasons why, see my other thread here: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298359

I am in Southend,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 22:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By david75
Thatís really helpful. Thank you

Thatís really helpful. Thank you
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 10:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By david75
It will be interesting to know how you get on...

It will be interesting to know how you get on with this as I might need to do this at some point.
How did you remove the Y pieces?
What do you mean by ďgraft a new lugĒ?
Pics?

Thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 23:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By david75
Thoughts on Y-spokes

When I got my car (about 5 years ago) the wheels it came with were Crowns.

A few months later I saw a set of 4 y-spokes for sale by a member on here so I bought them.

It seemed like a good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 10:59
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By david75
Headlamp refurb question

I need to refurb my headlamps. See pic

I’ve done it before successfully on another car so I know what to do with the kit with the different grades of abrasive paper, compound and polishing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 22:15
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By david75
Boot badge

The other day I finally got around to changing the boot badge on my 75. I had bought the replacement badge ages ago - can't remember where I got it from - a fact that becomes relevant towards the end...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 00:20
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By david75
MOT today

MOT today, and passed with no advisories.
Very pleased.
Now just needs a wash :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47925129083_0b13638f40_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g1YPc2)
Forum: Was it you? 13th April 2019, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By david75
thank you! Not so clean by the time I got home...

thank you! Not so clean by the time I got home (Southend) as we had some heavy rain and a hailstorm
Forum: Was it you? 13th April 2019, 12:35
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By david75
Sudbury

Red (damson? Copper Leaf?) 75 going north on A131 just north of Sudbury at roadworks traffic lights this morning . 04 (I think) plate and OC badge on grille. I was the Gold 75 going the other way.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By david75
He did the belts on my V6 a few years ago. Good...

He did the belts on my V6 a few years ago. Good job.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 23:48
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By david75
yes, marine ply bought yesterday, to be cut to...

yes, marine ply bought yesterday, to be cut to shape and holes drilled shortly, and painting as soon as we get a dry and not to cold day
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 22:08
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By david75
rear light seals

I feel sure that this has probably been covered before, but yesterday I changed my rear light seals to try to solve a water leak in the boot. When I took the old seals off, they both appeared to...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2018, 21:55
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By david75
tasteful choice of car

Saw this in Aldi - a jigsaw entitled "Greeting the Vet".
This particular Vet had a good taste in cars.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/46372808661_d9e316f50e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dDNLpP)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2018, 23:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By david75
Glad the travelling went ok, even if the actual...

Glad the travelling went ok, even if the actual outcome of the trip wasn't as satisfactory as you had hoped. And, yes, parking can be tricky at times round here. I was out and about in Southend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2018, 23:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By david75
I had a 1.8T for several years during which I...

I had a 1.8T for several years during which I took it from about 70k miles to 115k miles. It came to me with complete service history which had no mention of any clutch work, and I never had any...
Forum: Was it you? 2nd October 2018, 15:11
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By david75
Cromer, Norfolk

Today, Wedgwood 75 tourer VE** **V, Cromer (Norfolk) Church St.
Club badge on front grille
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2018, 22:18
Replies: 924
Views: 728,220
Posted By david75
Hi, are these still available? thanks David

Hi, are these still available?
thanks
David
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2018, 17:58
Replies: 924
Views: 728,220
Posted By david75
Hi I would like to buy two sets please kind...

Hi
I would like to buy two sets please
kind regards
David
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 29th July 2018, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By david75
Yes Lavenham, but The Swan, not The Bull :}

Yes Lavenham, but The Swan, not The Bull :}
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 28th July 2018, 23:15
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By david75
in the heat this week

Just had a nice couple of days around here.
(Pic was just on my phone, and pointing into the sun, so not the best, but anyway...)
Very hot of course (was up to 34 deg on the dash display), but...
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2018, 22:12
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By david75
spotted on TV

This may be old news but I spotted some interesting old car seats being used as a sofa at Kevin Webster's garage on Coronation Street. Double-piped?
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 14th July 2018, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By david75
a few pics of my white gold 75

Some pics after a polish today...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/43363112892_567f82e348_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/294RhHs)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/43410908451_bf8c6686db_c.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2018, 22:49
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By david75
best wishes. hope it all goes ok

best wishes. hope it all goes ok
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2018, 23:07
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By david75
and this is in Jersey Museum - says it is the...

and this is in Jersey Museum - says it is the actual Bergerac car

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/42700031001_9bfbbbb601_c.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2018, 23:00
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By david75
Intriguing....

Intriguing....
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2018, 22:59
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By david75
Also this (although not MG/R), which includes a...

Also this (although not MG/R), which includes a clue as to the location :}

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/41643237085_4f9aa86579_c.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2018, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By david75
Seen on holiday

On holiday, saw these in he hotel car park. I think there is an event this weekend somewhere nearby.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/28671507478_42fdc43b9f_c.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2018, 23:03
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By david75
So today I did mine. Happy with the result. ...

So today I did mine. Happy with the result.

The mats I used have quite a deep pile and so once I had trimmed/melted the pile from the places where the badges were going to be placed (positioned to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2018, 10:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By david75
Thank you. Glad to know that itís a known problem...

Thank you. Glad to know that itís a known problem and not just me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2018, 22:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By david75
Wedgewood Blue colours

I suspect the answer to this is well known by those "in the know", but I have just come across this myself.

I need to get some touch-up paint to sort out a couple of bad stone chips on the front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2018, 14:41
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By david75
Thank you. The item at the link you provided,...

Thank you. The item at the link you provided, which includes loads of different tips, all for £2.98 which includes postage - wow!

But actually now that I know what you used, it looks as though my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2018, 10:47
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By david75
What is the tool you used to melt the pile of the...

What is the tool you used to melt the pile of the mat?
Did you melt the whole area where the badge will go or just the outline?

Thank you
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 24th May 2018, 23:21
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By david75
steel wheel (full size, not spacesaver)

Because I just bought an alloy wheel to use as a spare wheel that matches my other wheels, I have a steel wheel (full size, not a space-saver) with a not very good tyre on it going for free if anyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2018, 23:14
Replies: 13,525
Views: 1,162,409
Posted By david75
new spare wheel

I have the quite unusual Y-Spoke wheels on my car, but an old steel (although full size) spare.

So the other day I took the opportunity of the Rimmers mega-sale to pick up one more Y-Spoke at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2018, 23:45
Replies: 36
Views: 5,753
Posted By david75
Thanks for the link to the badges. I ordered some...

Thanks for the link to the badges. I ordered some and they arrived very quickly.

The OP explains about "melting" the pile from the mat where the badge is destined to go. Is that what others have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2018, 00:48
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
From Wilco: Montblanc Flex Range 1. Foot Pack...

From Wilco:
Montblanc Flex Range
1. Foot Pack (Part No 785999) £79.99
2. Fitting Kit (Part No 786013) £46.99
3. Steel Bar (Part No 774061) £29.99 pr
4. Aluminium Bar (Part No776062)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2018, 22:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
ok, here's an update on this: After some...

ok, here's an update on this:

After some research I discovered that MontBlanc make roofrack bars with a "foot pack" available that fixes on using the integral fixing points on the Rover 75 saloon....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2018, 23:49
Replies: 13,525
Views: 1,162,409
Posted By david75
Headlamp bulb blew on the v6. Replaced them both...

Headlamp bulb blew on the v6. Replaced them both (just in case). Very fiddly job and scraped hands.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2018, 17:20
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
Always lots of stuff, and usually even more to...

Always lots of stuff, and usually even more to bring back!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 23:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
Yes CAB100370 is the original part number for...

Yes CAB100370 is the original part number for saloon, but according to Rimmers CAB000080PMA is also correct. See item 1 here https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001526

Tourer items are further...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 22:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
these appear to be the real thing? ...

these appear to be the real thing?

http://mgrovergenuine.co.uk/genuine-mg-rover-parts/mg-rover-cab000080pma-rack-assy-roof/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 17:20
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
Just trying to keep to how it was designed to work

Just trying to keep to how it was designed to work
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 11:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By david75
couple of pics of what it looks like ...

couple of pics of what it looks like

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/902/40442906614_784e98812f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24BNt8m)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/40259628035_95fbfdbb62_c.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2018, 10:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By david75
Thanks for that. As you say, quite a long way, so...

Thanks for that. As you say, quite a long way, so Iíll see if anyone has any suggestions that are closer, but on the other hand itís not that far to get a great job done.

One of his photos appears...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2018, 22:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By david75
Roof rack

I am thinking of getting a roof rack for going on holiday later this year. Rover 75 saloon

I donít really want to get one of the types that clamps to the bodywork above the door shuts, and I am...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2018, 22:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By david75
Sill rust

My 75 is showing signs of rusting along the rear driver side sill, with the rusty colour showing through the paint for a few inches each side of the jacking point. I have not poked it to determine...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 27th March 2018, 23:41
Replies: 72
Views: 10,182
Posted By david75
here's mine ...

here's mine

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4290/35435620720_f9d8082788_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZjPtW)

It is also (with a different picture) August on this year's Club calendar
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2018, 23:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By david75
When I have bought filters from DMGRS on here,...

When I have bought filters from DMGRS on here, there is always a washer with it in the box, so I use it.

Related question:
Do people torque to the recommended tightness, 25 nm? I do, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2018, 23:31
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By david75
mine came from there too (ebay)

mine came from there too (ebay)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2018, 23:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By david75
I ordered these and they arrived very quickly. ...

I ordered these and they arrived very quickly.
Did my oil change yesterday, so as the undertray was off I used these to replace a couple that were missing plus renew all 4 on front edge under the...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th February 2018, 23:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By david75
here's mine... ...

here's mine...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/26497482838_76394f20a9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gnuwuo)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2018, 23:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By david75
Can't help it .... ...

Can't help it ....

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4656/28432975399_c447f00817_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KjwqZM)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4748/28432979069_840cedb93e_c.jpg...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 10th February 2018, 15:38
Replies: 16
Views: 3,472
Posted By david75
Iíve bought some if these. Arrived very quickly....

Iíve bought some if these. Arrived very quickly. Looking forward to trying them out when the weather is better.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 2nd February 2018, 22:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,472
Posted By david75
These the ones you mean?...

These the ones you mean?...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 30th January 2018, 21:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,472
Posted By david75
microfibre cloths

it will soon be spring and time to do some polishing that (for me anyway) has taken a back seat over the winter. So I thought it would be nice ditch my old microfiber cloths that have been used and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2018, 23:00
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By david75
"All at sixes and sevens"

This happened a couple of days ago.
Would have been even better if the temperature had been half a degree warmer!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4673/27954017969_ea27308038_c.jpg...
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2018, 22:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By david75
for a football fan

Today on Southend I saw WE57 HAM
I think it was on a BMW X5
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2018, 17:59
Replies: 546
Views: 60,553
Posted By david75
Best wishes, Bob. I hope it all works out for you.

Best wishes, Bob. I hope it all works out for you.
Forum: Photography Corner 13th January 2018, 17:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By david75
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4605/39669204551_e7...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4605/39669204551_e7d59d83fb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23rr3sB)

in the evening sun
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2018, 11:23
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By david75
I just ordered some of these. Thanks.

I just ordered some of these. Thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2018, 22:42
Replies: 13,525
Views: 1,162,409
Posted By david75
Did oil change (1.8 NA). Managed not to spill any...

Did oil change (1.8 NA). Managed not to spill any - well almost - until the funnel slipped when I was decanting the old stuff into a container for disposal. All cleaned up now. :)
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2017, 23:22
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By david75
Sorry to hear about this Bob. Sincere condolences.

Sorry to hear about this Bob. Sincere condolences.
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2017, 22:44
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By david75
Mine arrived today - very fast service, thank you...

Mine arrived today - very fast service, thank you

I agree with Bob that September is very good, although I quite like August as well, but I'm biased :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2017, 21:26
Replies: 13,525
Views: 1,162,409
Posted By david75
Fitted new rear number plate lights unit.

Fitted new rear number plate lights unit.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2017, 22:48
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By david75
I take mine here: ...

I take mine here:

http://britishlegends.co.uk/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2017, 23:49
Replies: 172
Views: 10,383
Posted By david75
My Rover 75 story After having had company...

My Rover 75 story

After having had company cars for several years, in 2004 I bought a BMW320d brand new and ran it for 10 years, 145,000 miles. After a couple of major engine problems it had to go...
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 3rd October 2017, 23:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,910
Posted By david75
Posted today, first class, signed for. Only the...

Posted today, first class, signed for.
Only the best for Zed :)
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