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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 23:06
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By bsafly
+1 for Matt Dickens, good quality plates in the...

+1 for Matt Dickens, good quality plates in the correct style.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 23:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By bsafly
Filler necks!

Years ago had a MG Maestro 2.0i, good car, handled well and had a reasonable turn of speed.
On holiday once in Devon (stayed at a farm house located up the end of a very narrow and long country...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 22:16
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Used the 75 as a van, loaded it with tools, went...

Used the 75 as a van, loaded it with tools, went and stripped out all the insulation from a unit that is about to be torn down, loaded it into the car (after laying out dust sheets etc) and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2021, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By bsafly
I had this on my 75 tourer, thought it would be...

I had this on my 75 tourer, thought it would be the screen so i got Rick-sta to fit one of his new ones - turned out it was the fault was in the dash circuitry. Rick kindly reprogrammed another dash...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2021, 19:59
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
1938 M24 Gold...

1938 M24 Gold Star:drool4::drool4::drool4::drool4::drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2021, 19:49
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
The original Gold Star (1938/1939) was derived...

The original Gold Star (1938/1939) was derived from the Empire Star, the bike i always wanted but could never afford, the Empire Star is the closest i could get and as I have kept it so long and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th July 2021, 19:41
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By bsafly
Bizarrely both of mine started doing that this...

Bizarrely both of mine started doing that this week, also the headlining dropped on the 75 tourer, above the front seats and just behind the windscreen on the drivers side, so it hangs down like a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th July 2021, 18:33
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
The exhaust is quite loud, but nothing compared...

The exhaust is quite loud, but nothing compared to the Empire Star, never had an advisory with that one, it can be heard from the other side of the village! (still has it's original exhaust fitted)....
Forum: Social Forum 9th July 2021, 13:46
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
Talking MOT'd and on the road!

Took the bike for it's MOT this morning, got a pass and compliments from the tester which was nice (only one advisory for slightly fluctuating rear brake).
Took it the long way home through the...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2021, 10:24
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
Thank you, i haven't really ridden it yet, not...

Thank you, i haven't really ridden it yet, not taxed or MOT'd at the moment.
Just finishing fettling it, new front pads to fit when they turn up and then change the brake fluid (hopefully before the...
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2021, 22:31
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
Spot on, 1999 W650-A1, converted in Austria to...

Spot on, 1999 W650-A1, converted in Austria to cafť racer.
Just took my fancy, different innit?
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2021, 22:22
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By bsafly
Smile Bought a bike

Bought myself another motorbike on Sunday to take the load of my 1938 BSA Empire Star (which I've owned and used for 20 plus years now, including work and back most days during the summer months)....
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2021, 21:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By bsafly
Mechanical fact; if you bike was wandering...

Mechanical fact; if you bike was wandering backwards that is quite normal, however if it was 'waddles' off sideways it is an indication of worn main bearings! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 08:02
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By bsafly
I worked with a chap who had an early Freelander...

I worked with a chap who had an early Freelander with the 1.8 K series engine fitted, very high mileage car and as I recall very low geared as well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2021, 01:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By bsafly
I canít see a link to click on. (Or is it just...

I canít see a link to click on.
(Or is it just me?). :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 19:55
Replies: 91
Views: 6,655
Posted By bsafly
Hello Paul, intrigued as to why your new car...

Hello Paul,
intrigued as to why your new car appears to have a standard number plate fitted over a 'smiley' plate, would that be the original number plate underneath?
If that were mine I wouldn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 23:42
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By bsafly
Unfortunately both of my current cars didn't come...

Unfortunately both of my current cars didn't come with undertrays fitted when I bought them and are running without still.
Had thought about fitting undertrays but more important things have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2021, 22:13
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By bsafly
'Minimalist' radio fitment possibly? :p:

'Minimalist' radio fitment possibly? :p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2021, 22:11
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By bsafly
I was disappointed there wasn't a few pictures of...

I was disappointed there wasn't a few pictures of the engine bay/turbo fitment, wonder if it has two intercoolers as well? :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2021, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By bsafly
Rare ZT-T on Gumtree!

http://www.gumtree.com/p/mg/05-rover-mg-zt-twin-turbo-1.8-estate-mot-april-022-part-history-2-keys-lovely-example/1407244097

Just seen this advert for a RARE ZT-Twin turbo!
Apart from it's rarity...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 12:54
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By bsafly
Update.

Just been out and pulled the 75 bumper off, the condenser looks just like the one in T-Cut's photo, but with less fins!
Also took the chance to inspect the crankshaft damper, although it looks ok...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 09:45
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By bsafly
Disconnect the in-line connector and using your...

Disconnect the in-line connector and using your spare connector reverse bleed the master cylinder (as per MGJohn's post) ensuring the clutch pedal is up, which will push any air into the reservoir...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By bsafly
The specialist held the vacuum for an hour on my...

The specialist held the vacuum for an hour on my instruction as i didn't know the condition of the system and wanted to be as sure as possible that there were no leaks before gassing it up.
As I say...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 15:18
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By bsafly
CDTI cooling fan

I recently had a new fan fitted to my 2003 75 tourer (to replace the three speed fan of which no speeds worked) so I could get the air conditioning up and running which has never worked all the time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2021, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By bsafly
Just checked my mk1 handbook which states 225/45...

Just checked my mk1 handbook which states 225/45 ZR 17 90W tyres for the 7.0j x 17 wheels.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2021, 22:44
Replies: 92
Views: 4,953
Posted By bsafly
I always fill my fuel tank on all my cars before...

I always fill my fuel tank on all my cars before I get down to a quarter of a tank, saves any doubt about running out of fuel and I wouldn't necessarily believe your fuel readings when you get near...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2021, 22:22
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Yesterday actually, removed the ZT-T front...

Yesterday actually, removed the ZT-T front bumper, replaced the cracked fog light assembly (thanks Mickyboy for the fog light), fitted a new Shannon tube, polished the headlight lenses, cleaned the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2021, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By bsafly
Final polished my headlights today using a Holts...

Final polished my headlights today using a Holts headlight restoration kit (i had previously used the kit to remove all the oxidisation from the lenses and lightly polished them before taking the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2021, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bsafly
I should have been more specific, the gearchange...

I should have been more specific, the gearchange only became stiff when hot after a decent run, it would return to normal when cold and stay that way until the next long journey although it did...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2021, 11:28
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By bsafly
My 75 tourer started to suffer with stiff...

My 75 tourer started to suffer with stiff gearchange after a run, obviously wasn't the clutch as it was equally difficult to move the gear stick and select gears with or without the engine running....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2021, 17:56
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By bsafly
Apparently you can polish a t**d! :getmecoat:

Apparently you can polish a t**d! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2021, 17:52
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By bsafly
I would recommend a new MAF sensor of good...

I would recommend a new MAF sensor of good quality, no way would i trust a second hand one.
Forum: Was it you? 31st May 2021, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By bsafly
Quite possibly, would be one explanation!

Quite possibly, would be one explanation!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2021, 07:18
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By bsafly
P.M'd you Kevin's phone number David. I should...

P.M'd you Kevin's phone number David.
I should also add Kevin has a T4 and offers full diagnostics etc.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2021, 21:12
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By bsafly
I recommend Kevin at MG/Rover specialists repair...

I recommend Kevin at MG/Rover specialists repair centre, Wicford.
He really knows his MG/Rovers, always does a good job and is very reasonably priced.
I have used him several times for repairs on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2021, 07:29
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Absolutely gutted for you, what a crying shame -...

Absolutely gutted for you, what a crying shame - glad you escaped injury though, that's the most important thing.
Did the driver of the BMW get caught in the end? (Deserves to, can't let people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 21:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,881
Posted By bsafly
Nah, sorry - if it hasn't got an internal...

Nah, sorry - if it hasn't got an internal combustion engine I am just not interested, no matter how fast it may be! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 21:22
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By bsafly
You forgot fitting the three clips to the cover...

You forgot fitting the three clips to the cover plate (before undoing the cover plate fixings) to keep the clutch assembly compressed enough to remove through the aperture at the bottom of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By bsafly
Big thank you to Rick-Sta.

Good to meet up with Rick today, had quad projector with DRL conversion on the ZT-T and two new IPK screens fitted (one to the ZT-T and one for the 75 tourer).
The 75 dash proved to have a defective...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 13:31
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By bsafly
Both of my mk1 tourers have o/s and n/s reverse...

Both of my mk1 tourers have o/s and n/s reverse lights, maybe your light unit has been 'got at' by a previous owner.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 10:32
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By bsafly
Check the wiring to the Lambda sensors, they can...

Check the wiring to the Lambda sensors, they can rub on the exhaust heat shields and short out causing the fuse to blow.
Had this issue with my ZT-T 190 caused by distorted heat shields which would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2021, 07:35
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
What is this sunshine you speak of, all we have...

What is this sunshine you speak of, all we have had here in Essex is rain for weeks! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 12:59
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By bsafly
Look at the welding on those sills, if they are...

Look at the welding on those sills, if they are that bad at that mileage what is the rest of the underside like? :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 09:11
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By bsafly
Remember it well, looked very different back in...

Remember it well, looked very different back in the day!
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2021, 07:51
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By bsafly
Ah, Hemsby, went to all the rock and roll...

Ah, Hemsby, went to all the rock and roll weekenders at Pontins from number 1 to the last one before it shut down - great times. (Still got all my pass cards!) :D
Don't go regularly now, Hemsby...
Forum: Was it you? 12th May 2021, 22:42
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By bsafly
Wasn't in Chelmsford today, but will be going...

Wasn't in Chelmsford today, but will be going there tomorrow!
Forum: Was it you? 11th May 2021, 16:32
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By bsafly
05 plated mk1 75, Chelmsford.

Spotted earlier as I drove into Chelmsford, clean looking starlight silver mk1 75 saloon on a 05 plate.
Does anyone know of this car?
Can only assume it sat around for a couple of years before...
Forum: Was it you? 10th May 2021, 22:22
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By bsafly
Dover white and Firefrost red 75's today in Chelmsford.

Spotted this pair of 75's in the Springfield Park area of Chelmsford whilst out and about today, do they belong to anyone on here?
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2021, 02:38
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By bsafly
https://mobile.twitter.com/opuwarks/status/1391470...

https://mobile.twitter.com/opuwarks/status/1391470601836109826
How do you even explain this? :duh:
I don't understand how anyone could not realise there is a problem and just carry on regardless.,...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2021, 10:19
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By bsafly
'Subcharge'? That's a giveaway if ever there was...

'Subcharge'? That's a giveaway if ever there was one!
Never trust any correspondence with incorrect or dodgy spellings/grammar.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By bsafly
In the early 1990's i used to own a 1957 Standard...

In the early 1990's i used to own a 1957 Standard super 10 with the registration number 9754 F, the original number issued by Essex CC.
Having just remembered the car because of this thread, I...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2021, 09:05
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By bsafly
I have one of these; ...

I have one of these;
https://www.laserlevelshop.co.uk/showdetails.asp?id=913
Use it alot at work and find it is very accurate, also a handy size for confined areas and easy to use.
Hope that...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2021, 00:17
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By bsafly
Maybe the driver only has one (right) arm and...

Maybe the driver only has one (right) arm and their (blind) passenger has to change gears for them,
Or it's just ridiculous correctness incase the driver is blind (or identifies as a tree and...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 22:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,717
Posted By bsafly
We only have a small open fire at home, that is...

We only have a small open fire at home, that is the only heat source (other than a plug in fire if it gets really cold), we can't burn wood , our insurance prohibits it as the roof is thatched and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2021, 18:20
Replies: 92
Views: 4,953
Posted By bsafly
I would change the oil now, it is most likely...

I would change the oil now, it is most likely fuel diluted after all the excess petrol in the manifold has been drawn into the engine and will have got past the piston rings into the crankcase.
That...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2021, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By bsafly
Have you got pictures of the corrosion, sounds...

Have you got pictures of the corrosion, sounds extensive!
Thanks, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2021, 10:30
Replies: 92
Views: 4,953
Posted By bsafly
That would explain how fuel was getting into your...

That would explain how fuel was getting into your throttle body, well done!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By bsafly
I can't see that is a good idea, you would...

I can't see that is a good idea, you would effectively be using second hand fluid to bleed the clutch hydraulic system. :eek:
I certainly wouldn't use that method myself.
Forum: Items Wanted 30th April 2021, 20:49
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By bsafly
ZT-T rear bumper.

Wanted; good condition Mk1 ZT-T rear bumper in PMF Raven black (ideally with excellent original paint) if anyone has one they would be prepared to sell.
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 11:08
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By bsafly
It is common for new brake pads to have chamfers...

It is common for new brake pads to have chamfers on the linings, that is to help prevent brake squeal.
Years ago when I worked in a Rover main dealer we used to remove brake pads, deglaze and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 08:04
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By bsafly
I noticed that the powder coating was missing at...

I noticed that the powder coating was missing at the point of breakage on both my front springs (the n/s spring had most of it's powder coating missing), now have nice new shiny springs fitted all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 07:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By bsafly
Cannot abide Scotch locks, seen more problems...

Cannot abide Scotch locks, seen more problems than I care to remember caused by them.
(especially if they are in a damp area, for example a 75/ZT boot!) :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2021, 07:25
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By bsafly
Looks like your tyre protector did it's job as...

Looks like your tyre protector did it's job as well,
both of our springs appear to have broken in the same place!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By bsafly
My Mk1 ZT-T 190 is £62.00 cheaper a year than my...

My Mk1 ZT-T 190 is £62.00 cheaper a year than my Mk1 75 CDTI tourer, both with the same insurance company (Hastings direct)! :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 10:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By bsafly
Does that mean we will all be required to have...

Does that mean we will all be required to have electric pets by 2035? :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2021, 19:04
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Changed the n/s/r hub due to the noisy wheel...

Changed the n/s/r hub due to the noisy wheel bearing (only been noticeable for the last 300 miles), had to grind through the inner race of the inner bearing as It stayed firmly in position on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2021, 11:02
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Welding of any suspension component shouldn't be...

Welding of any suspension component shouldn't be allowed, if it's rusty enough to require welding it is structurally compromised, slapping a plate over it doesn't improve it, just hides the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2021, 22:34
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Has the top arm in the first picture had a plate...

Has the top arm in the first picture had a plate welded on as a repair? :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2021, 14:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By bsafly
Luckily i turn right just before that one and...

Luckily i turn right just before that one and paddle around the edge!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2021, 22:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By bsafly
I regularly lightly apply the handbrake whilst on...

I regularly lightly apply the handbrake whilst on the move, and always after traversing flooded roads (the 75 tourer is my daily car and all of my route to work and back is on country lanes, they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2021, 21:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By bsafly
Recently my 75 tourer developed a brake judder, i...

Recently my 75 tourer developed a brake judder, i decided to renew all the brake discs and fit new handbrake shoes at the same time as the handbrake had become very inefficient over the winter...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2021, 19:22
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By bsafly
BigRuss

A big thank you to BigRuss,
I posted my ECU to him on Wednesday morning, he rang me yesterday at 12.55 to say he had received it, remapped it and it was in the post back to me.
My postman handed...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 10:05
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By bsafly
This is all too common these days, I've had two...

This is all too common these days, I've had two more calls since my previous post and now they have started on my wife's phone and our land line as well! :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2021, 18:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By bsafly
All models of 75/ZT - petrol, diesel, saloon and...

All models of 75/ZT - petrol, diesel, saloon and tourer use the same pollen filter, the only options are standard or carbon impregnated (which are interchangeable).
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By bsafly
I would second Tom Hobbs sill repair panels, just...

I would second Tom Hobbs sill repair panels, just had a pair fitted to my 75 tourer and they were spot-on.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: Items Wanted 15th April 2021, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bsafly
The jacking pads turned up today in the post,...

The jacking pads turned up today in the post, thank you Matt for the prompt delivery.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Jacking pads

Got hold of a pair of jacking pads to replace the two missing rear ones on the tourer, turned up in the post today courtesy of Matt (Cable Tie) - thank you Matt for the quick delivery.
Bought some...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 22:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By bsafly
The mother in law has a way of dealing with scam...

The mother in law has a way of dealing with scam callers,
when she answers the 'phone she talks over them in her best doddery voice "oh Doctor I'm glad you called, those tablets you gave me have...
Forum: Social Forum 12th April 2021, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By bsafly
Phone scam!

Had three calls on my mobile phone today, all stating my national insurance number had been compromised and legal action would be brought against me immediately unless I pressed 1 to resolve the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 22:44
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By bsafly
Found a photo of my wife's old P4.

Found a photo of my wife's old P4.
Forum: Items Wanted 9th April 2021, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bsafly
Received thank you and PM sent :}

Received thank you and PM sent :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 21:04
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By bsafly
No, I pulled up just out of sight! I am going...

No, I pulled up just out of sight!
I am going to replace both front springs, the rears were changed about a year and a half ago and still look good so I will leave them alone for now.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2021, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By bsafly
Check mine weekly on both the 75 tourer and ZT-T...

Check mine weekly on both the 75 tourer and ZT-T when I fill up with fuel and check tyre pressures (including the spare tyres).
I use a local independent fuel supplier and get the token for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 18:13
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
The repairs were carried out by a chap called...

The repairs were carried out by a chap called Wayne who works out of a unit in Black Notley, I will check with him before I post his address and phone number as I know he is extremely busy and has a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 17:39
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By bsafly
MOT pass

Took the 75 tourer for it's MOT today, passed with no advisories and an impressively low emissions test result.
Unfortunately the n/s front spring broke as I drove off the testing station...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2021, 17:32
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By bsafly
Broke a n/s front spring today on the 75 tourer...

Broke a n/s front spring today on the 75 tourer as I pulled off the forecourt of the garage where my car had just passed it's MOT :eek:.
Heard it go bang, pulled over and took a peek - luckily the...
Forum: Items Wanted 9th April 2021, 13:25
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By bsafly
Wanted - jacking pads

Hello, I need a pair of jacking pads to fit to the newly repaired sills on my 75 tourer, does anyone have two for sale?
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 22:53
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By bsafly
My wife had a P4 75 a few years ago, nice car,...

My wife had a P4 75 a few years ago, nice car, lovely smooth engine, but used oil and petrol in equal quantities! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 22:39
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Smile Sill repair

Just had the rears of both sills on the 75 tourer repaired - due to the common corrosion issues these cars are now suffering from.
After spending time contacting various bodyshops and viewing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 20:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,536
Posted By bsafly
Same in essex, and I had just cleaned the ZT-T...

Same in essex, and I had just cleaned the ZT-T :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2021, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By bsafly
Wow, that is pretty bad, :eek: when was the last...

Wow, that is pretty bad, :eek: when was the last MOT?
Forum: Was it you? 5th April 2021, 23:08
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By bsafly
75 V8 Braintree

Midnight? Blue 75 V8 face-lift at cholesterol corner earlier today coming out of IMO carwash, looked in nice original condition. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By bsafly
Just a thought, did you somehow kink or trap the...

Just a thought, did you somehow kink or trap the washer hose on reassembly?
Other than a restricted hose the only other reason would be the water isn’t getting to the pump for some reason, as you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 13:28
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By bsafly
Shame about the ZT-T, looks to be in good...

Shame about the ZT-T, looks to be in good condition from the photo (unless it is damaged at the rear or n/s) and the MOT history is very good too!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2021, 22:18
Replies: 87
Views: 5,432
Posted By bsafly
I have pm'd you Rick.

I have pm'd you Rick.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2021, 19:39
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By bsafly
I have a spare number 12 key you can have if you...

I have a spare number 12 key you can have if you want, just pm me your address and I will pop it in the post for you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2021, 19:31
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By bsafly
Nice morris Oxford series vi traveller. Good...

Nice morris Oxford series vi traveller.
Good cars, I've had a few (saloons and vans) and still have a Morris half ton van - been stored in various garages for about twenty years after I holed a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2021, 20:04
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By bsafly
Congratulations on the advisory free pass, gives...

Congratulations on the advisory free pass, gives you a good feeling doesn't it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2021, 21:35
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Exhaust manifold stud?

Exhaust manifold stud?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 23:03
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By bsafly
Check the handbrake shoe hold down pins haven't...

Check the handbrake shoe hold down pins haven't pulled through by looking from behind the back plates (you should be able to see the ends of the pins if they are in position, or a hole if displaced)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 21:45
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By bsafly
Safe parking space!

Had to go to hospital today, managed to park in the only 'safe' space in the car park - has a post both sides of the space so no danger of anyone parking close enough to open their doors into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 21:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By bsafly
I by preference would initially use a dc shunt to...

I by preference would initially use a dc shunt to test for a parasitic battery drain, once fitted there is no need to disconnect/reconnect until testing is completed, the car can be started and run...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2021, 20:20
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By bsafly
Congratulations, good result for all your hard...

Congratulations, good result for all your hard work. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2021, 19:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By bsafly
Ignoring the cosmetics, look how bent the n/s...

Ignoring the cosmetics, look how bent the n/s sill is. :eek:
I wonder how good it is mechanically?
Although it's a low mileage car, the general condition would put me off.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2021, 11:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By bsafly
I pay for both of mine by direct debit, just...

I pay for both of mine by direct debit, just because its easier and I don't have to worry about renewal dates!
The 75 CDTI tourer is £17.93 a month (£215.16 a year) and the ZT-T 190 is £28.87 a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 00:38
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By bsafly
Just look at that mouldy o/s/r seat belt,...

Just look at that mouldy o/s/r seat belt, definitely has been damp inside (or still is)! :eek:
Possibly no radio code either (looks like a few wrong attempts have been made at entering the security...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 23:07
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By bsafly
The roads locally are terrible. :mad:

The roads locally are terrible. :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 11:15
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By bsafly
DMGRS, they seem to last well and have a decent...

DMGRS, they seem to last well and have a decent warranty on them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 17:46
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By bsafly
190 tyres.

Has anyone had experience with Toyo Proxies sport tyres, I have found a set for a very good price online and the customer ratings appear positive.
These tyres are going to be fitted to my ZT-T 190...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 00:32
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
The temperature display corrected itself the...

The temperature display corrected itself the second time I drove the car after refitting the bumper so I guess it just needed time to calibrate.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2021, 16:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By bsafly
I bought my replacement wheel bolts from DMGRS...

I bought my replacement wheel bolts from DMGRS just recently, price was good I thought and I believe they are OEM items.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 19:25
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By bsafly
The kit I used was a sanding/polishing kit and...

The kit I used was a sanding/polishing kit and the sealant came with it, applied by wiping on with a supplied applicator sponge.
The sealant when applied had quite a 'chemical' smell to it and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 18:37
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By bsafly
Headlight lens restoration

Removed my headlights last week (whilst renewing the bonnet release cables and servicing the catches on the ZT-T), used a restoration kit i bought from eBay whilst they were removed, got a nice clear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 15:58
Replies: 41
Views: 1,757
Posted By bsafly
I have had one of these for years, they are very...

I have had one of these for years, they are very good, but be careful if using it for removing fuel, if it gets in contact with the lid bung it swells up and you can't get it out!:eek:
Another bonus...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 22:17
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By bsafly
Just been out to the car and located the oil...

Just been out to the car and located the oil pressure switch, disconnected the connector and earthed the wire, turned the ignition on and the oil pressure warning light worked - must be the switch i...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 15:37
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By bsafly
ZT-T 190 oil light

Turned the ignition on theZT-T this morning and noticed the oil warning light was very dim, went out in it to do essential shopping.
When I started it at the shops to come home noticed the oil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 20:46
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
On the ZT-T today I removed the front bumper and...

On the ZT-T today I removed the front bumper and slam panel, stripped, cleaned and lubricated the bonnet catches, fitted new release cables, polished the headlights and reassembled (after testing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 18:47
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By bsafly
Shame about the headlining though.:eek:

Shame about the headlining though.:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 15:13
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By bsafly
Just encountered this problem today whilst...

Just encountered this problem today whilst removing the slam panel to replace bonnet release cables and strip/clean/lubricate the catches, one radiator top mounting bolt came out, the other wouldn't ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2021, 00:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By bsafly
That definitely looks like it has corroded from...

That definitely looks like it has corroded from inside the chassis box section, does the car have a sunroof or has it history of wet front floor pans?
Just a thought looking at the photo, although...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 23:20
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Today I cleaned the plenum and rodded the drain...

Today I cleaned the plenum and rodded the drain tubes, carried out the spy hole mod and changed the pollen filter on the ZT-T, the filter was absolutely filthy and obviously hasn't been changed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 18:32
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
I would carefully check your wheels and tyres, i...

I would carefully check your wheels and tyres, i recently 'fell' into a drain with a displaced cover, killed two tyres (one nearly new), bent both rims badly, one of which was also cracked by the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 23:40
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By bsafly
You should NEVER drive a car with the oil...

You should NEVER drive a car with the oil pressure light illuminated, I have seen the results on numerous occasions and it has never been pretty.
If you have escaped any damage you will be one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 23:30
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By bsafly
Interestingly there was a smiley plate inside the...

Interestingly there was a smiley plate inside the car with a different registration number, if I am passing again I will have a look and note the number down.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 21:11
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By bsafly
That looks lovely!

That looks lovely!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By bsafly
Drop links (of course), rear brake discs and...

Drop links (of course), rear brake discs and pads, rear caliper refurbishment, a few light bulbs, full service, all three cambelts, tensioners and waterpump, new cat (can't complain after 17 years...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 17:37
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By bsafly
Mot.

Took my ZT-T for it's mot today, got a pass with no advisories (I have spent quite a bit on her this year, all wear and tear items - but it is worth it for another clean pass). :}
Saw this poor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 18:24
Replies: 58
Views: 3,090
Posted By bsafly
Has to be a Mk1 every time for me, whether 75 or...

Has to be a Mk1 every time for me, whether 75 or ZT.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 17:46
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By bsafly
Ahh, B.F. Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls.

Ahh, B.F. Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bsafly
Yes, I think that is perfectly normal, both my...

Yes, I think that is perfectly normal, both my tourer and ZT-T are like that.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 16:01
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By bsafly
Excellent, glad you got it sorted.

Excellent, glad you got it sorted.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2021, 22:57
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By bsafly
A compression test wouldn't indicate the...

A compression test wouldn't indicate the condition of the oil control rings, I have seen engines that show a 'good' compression test result, but still pass oil up past the oil control rings. When I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 22:15
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Today I fitted new front discs and pads to the 75...

Today I fitted new front discs and pads to the 75 tourer, thoroughly cleaned and checked the calipers and sorted the 'baggy' inner wing liners (been pulled off their mounts and displaced since I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 11:13
Replies: 104
Views: 7,236
Posted By bsafly
Thanks Rick, she is PMF Raven black with red...

Thanks Rick, she is PMF Raven black with red Alcantara seats.
You will probably see her in the flesh at some point as I want custom headlights fitted
(very happy with the ones you fitted to my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 20:58
Replies: 104
Views: 7,236
Posted By bsafly
Here are my two: Daily driver 75 and...

Here are my two:
Daily driver 75
and favorite car ZT-T 190+.
Sorry, can't make the pictures any larger!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2021, 19:15
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Fitted a new o/s/f secondary door seal to the...

Fitted a new o/s/f secondary door seal to the ZT-T today, was a bit disappointed when it was delivered to see 'made in China' on the label, however it fitted satisfactorily with no issues.:}
Time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2021, 13:27
Replies: 37
Views: 2,235
Posted By bsafly
Just popped outside and checked my headrests -...

Just popped outside and checked my headrests - the ones in my '03 conn SE tourer tilt whereas the ones in my 04 (53) mk1 ZT-T don't.
Does that help at all?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 22:05
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By bsafly
Drop links.

The last pair of front drop links i fitted were ball jointed at both ends (I know because I carefully lifted the gaiters and added grease to the joints before fitting), as they are ball joints they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 21:20
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By bsafly
Definitely time for a cylinder leak down test if...

Definitely time for a cylinder leak down test if the engine has not been stripped down yet - it will at least point you in the right direction so you know roughly where to look when you get inside...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2021, 14:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By bsafly
Thats what I thought, and as I couldn't hear a...

Thats what I thought, and as I couldn't hear a click from mine (sitting in the drivers seat of course) assumed it was the connection at the starter motor, actually it was completely burnt out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2021, 20:53
Replies: 52
Views: 2,626
Posted By bsafly
If it is of any help, my diesel tourer has done...

If it is of any help, my diesel tourer has done just over 170,000 and I have had no issues with the fuel gauge readings at all (have had to renew a dead in tank pump though)
Been watching this post...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2021, 20:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By bsafly
Had almost exactly the same fault with my 75...

Had almost exactly the same fault with my 75 tourer a few years ago, turned out to be starter motor solenoid contacts, easy enough job to do and the repair kit was easy to obtain and didn't cost much...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 11:11
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By bsafly
Saw that too, made me chuckle!

Saw that too, made me chuckle!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 19:37
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bsafly
Talking Result!

Just payed for the discs and pads, got automatic 10% discount, free copper grease and free postage - total £227.15! ;)
Happy with that, just got to wait for them to turn up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 19:22
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bsafly
I was looking at the drilled and grooved with...

I was looking at the drilled and grooved with black coating and MTEC pads - £245.00 plus postage.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 18:33
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bsafly
Brake discs

Need to replace front and rear brake discs on my ZT-T 190, was thinking of MTEC discs and pads, has anyone used these or had any issues?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 14:38
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Took the opportunity today as I had the time to...

Took the opportunity today as I had the time to fit a replacement o/s/f window regulator to the ZT-T (removed broken regulator components from inside of door and lubricated door lock whilst in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2020, 13:10
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By bsafly
An inoperative brake servo would give a stiff...

An inoperative brake servo would give a stiff pedal with shorter than normal travel, I suggest looking more at the hydraulic side of the system.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 13:45
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
Thanks Arctic, I am dropping the car off after...

Thanks Arctic,
I am dropping the car off after work today to a company who specialises in repair of aluminium wheels, they guarantee that the repaired wheels will be good as new. Cost will £60 each...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 21:47
Replies: 13,859
Views: 1,245,511
Posted By bsafly
[QUOTE=Alf Best;2847629]Ouch !! they look pretty...

[QUOTE=Alf Best;2847629]Ouch !! they look pretty grim

They looked much better before!
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