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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 22:09
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By bsafly
When I was looking for a driveshaft I was unable...

When I was looking for a driveshaft I was unable to find anyone supplying a new or reconditioned one for the diesel variant, which is why I went for second hand and then reconditioned myself ( once I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2022, 21:56
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By bsafly
V8 zt-t

https://fb.watch/dTbMB79Ch5/
Nice upgrade from Shrader performance.
Need to start Saving!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 21:14
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By bsafly
I’ve just looked through the file for the tourer...

I’ve just looked through the file for the tourer and found the invoice for the driveshaft support bearing, it’s listed as: PCS 35 DSF01 (35 x 72 x 25).
I ordered the bearing at a local bearing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By bsafly
I recently reconditioned the o/s driveshaft for...

I recently reconditioned the o/s driveshaft for my diesel tourer, to get to the support bearing you need to remove the shield at the gearbox end of the shaft and press the bearing in its housing off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 10:16
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By bsafly
As far as Iím aware Kevin is still in business,...

As far as Iím aware Kevin is still in business, although I havenít used him for a while.
P.M. me if you need his phone number.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 22:47
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By bsafly
My first car was a 100E Popular, second car a Mk...

My first car was a 100E Popular, second car a Mk 2 Consul 375, took my test in an early Talbot Horizon!
Can't remember now what my insurance cost was for the 100E back then, but my son's best quote...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 22:26
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By bsafly
New Rover in the family.

My son bought his first car yesterday, his choice - a 2000 Rover 25 1.4 (yes I know itís not a 75 but itís still a Rover).
Just over 54,000 from new with full service history, large file with all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 08:21
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By bsafly
Yes I had, I was pointing out it is most likely...

Yes I had, I was pointing out it is most likely to be the nearside driveshaft joint that has popped out. :duh: :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By bsafly
Well worth checking that a driveshaft hasnít...

Well worth checking that a driveshaft hasnít popped out of the gearbox (probably n/s), especially as the Ďbox has been off a few times.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2022, 22:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By bsafly
Not so much bodge, but get you home in a fix: ...

Not so much bodge, but get you home in a fix:
many from years ago, but two that stand out just now (after a little drink or two).
Taking my wifeís FB Victor for itís first MOT in her ownership 20...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2022, 22:23
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Holiday prep.

Today I checked all levels, washed, waxed and leathered off the body, cleaned all the door shuts, treated all the trims with Britemax (including the mudflaps), polished the headlights, hoovered the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2022, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By bsafly
Have you checked the condition of the rear...

Have you checked the condition of the rear suspension upper arms and rear lower arm mounting brackets?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2022, 11:38
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By bsafly
My favourite parking space at the hospital -...

My favourite parking space at the hospital
- there is a post either side so no one can park close to you.
This is the only parking space like it in the whole car park!
Forum: Was it you? 10th May 2022, 10:20
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By bsafly
I noticed it had a set of your headlights fitted,...

I noticed it had a set of your headlights fitted, shame it was raining so hard or I could have got a better look at it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2022, 10:23
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By bsafly
Might be worth getting a second opinion on that,...

Might be worth getting a second opinion on that, it would be unusual for most of the front suspension to be worn at the same time and only have a single knock - if it were that bad it would rattle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2022, 19:52
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
I know a 190 will never get near 700 miles to a...

I know a 190 will never get near 700 miles to a full tank of fuel that's why I said 'indicated', surprised me as the fuel gauge is normally fairly accurate.
I usually manage about 400-odd miles to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2022, 18:52
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Sunday drive.

Brimmed the ZT-T tank and had a trek out to Lowestoft to pick up a nice undamaged set of hairpins (for not a lot of money!) :D
Had a good run both ways, only saw one 75 during the whole journey, a...
Forum: Was it you? 7th May 2022, 12:16
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By bsafly
X-power ZT

Spotted this morning at 11.45 on Essex Regiment way, Chelmsford heading toward Boreham a very smart green Mk1 ZT with full X-power body kit.
I was heading the other way in the silver tourer, did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 22:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By bsafly
Go on - do it!

Go on - do it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 20:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By bsafly
Thatís strange, my ZT-T has a green graticule :D

Thatís strange, my ZT-T has a green graticule :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 09:38
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By bsafly
Absolute scumbags, We had something similar a...

Absolute scumbags,
We had something similar a few years ago when only certain things were taken leaving plenty of other valuable items.
The worst part is only Friends knew about the items taken and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By bsafly
Tourer rear lights.

The 75 tourer rear lights are tinted whereas ZT-T ones are not, other than that they are interchangeable.
Hope that helps.
Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2022, 18:07
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Today I took the tourer to the RHS garden show at...

Today I took the tourer to the RHS garden show at Hide Hall, then ran my son over to his friend in Latchingdon. On returning home removed the plenum covers on the tourer and ZT-T, moved the tourer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 16:12
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By bsafly
Have you checked to see if your car has a PRT...

Have you checked to see if your car has a PRT fitted, if it has then it will have a Ďdummyí thermostat fitted as in the pictures.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2022, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By bsafly
I use my 75 diesel tourer for everyday travel,...

I use my 75 diesel tourer for everyday travel, holidays and commuting to work and back (if I am not using one of the bikes).
The ZT-T gets used for weekends and days out mostly, but also some longer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 23:59
Replies: 76
Views: 3,814
Posted By bsafly
I have always used the gears to slow...

I have always used the gears to slow down/moderate my speed, I can't stand 'comfort braking' for every corner, oncoming car or for no obvious reason , and as I am aging find that I use the gearbox...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 19:32
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Today I removed the remains of the Klarius...

Today I removed the remains of the Klarius exhaust I fitted to my diesel tourer only three years ago :eek:
The first two fell off within 3 months each due to the hangers being welded to the outer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2022, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By bsafly
As both fan speeds are inoperative it might be...

As both fan speeds are inoperative it might be worth a look at the fan circuit fuse(s).
Only a thought, but an easy thing to check.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2022, 19:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By bsafly
Just choked on my beer! :eek:

Just choked on my beer! :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 13:20
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By bsafly
As above, DMGRS improved upper arms - definitely...

As above, DMGRS improved upper arms - definitely the best option out there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2022, 13:36
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Washed the 75 and ZT-T, checked all fluid...

Washed the 75 and ZT-T, checked all fluid levels, corrected tyre pressures and rodded out the plenum drains.
Now gone inside to sit in front of the fire and thaw out, although it's sunny that wind...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 21:08
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By bsafly
Picture of circuit board on courtesy light...

Picture of circuit board on courtesy light (borrowed from the internet) showing the one connector that supplies all the lights in the front unit, if the centre and left lights respond to the door...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By bsafly
I am assuming the 260 courtesy light is the same...

I am assuming the 260 courtesy light is the same as the rest of the 75/ZT models.
I donít have a specific wiring diagram, but the spare unit I have only has one wiring connector which feeds the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By bsafly
Might be worth checking the switch contacts on...

Might be worth checking the switch contacts on the o/s courtesy light or possible poor or loose connections to the switch.
As you state the door switches and remaining courtesy lights operate as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2022, 06:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By bsafly
Just checked mine this morning before I left for...

Just checked mine this morning before I left for work, three sweeps of the wipers for both front and rear wipers after operating the washers, mk1 75 tourer and mk1 ZT-T.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 13:14
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By bsafly
Is it a pump you usually use? At my local...

Is it a pump you usually use?
At my local supplier there is one pump that does the same to my diesel tourer, the other pumps are no problem at all.
Been that way for as long as I have been getting...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th February 2022, 14:16
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By bsafly
Sorted, obtained a mint light unit from EBay...

Sorted, obtained a mint light unit from EBay rather cheaply.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 13:27
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Seeing as the rain held off for a bit this...

Seeing as the rain held off for a bit this morning, fitted the new MAF sensor and took the car for a good drive - quite a large improvement, will have to see how the fuel economy is affected.
Just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 13:07
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Yep, very similar to those.

Yep, very similar to those.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 23:16
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Door panel fitting and rear light unit repairs.

Originally posted by GOLTHO
driver's side one is the same! I've had it off recently to change the wing mirror and thought I'd sorted it when I refitted it, but it seems not. I generally push it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:30
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Serviced and fitted replacement window regulator...

Serviced and fitted replacement window regulator to the 75 tourer, refitted the door panel correctly (had always been adrift along the top edge - one of those jobs I hadn't got round to doing before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2022, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By bsafly
I would check the fog light relay first, check...

I would check the fog light relay first, check the contacts havenít welded themselves together.
Failing that, itís probably going to be a fault with the Light switch module.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2022, 10:27
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By bsafly
Kevin at Wickford is a MG Rover specialist and...

Kevin at Wickford is a MG Rover specialist and has a T4.
He knows these cars inside out and is very competent.
P.M. me if you would like his phone number.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2022, 21:49
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By bsafly
My tourer (03 CDTI 75) briefly shows the brake...

My tourer (03 CDTI 75) briefly shows the brake warning message every time when restarted after a short period (after refuelling or shopping etc).
It has never displayed it on a first start of the...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th January 2022, 13:36
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By bsafly
Drivers side rear light, tourer 75.

Wanted please, o/s/r light cluster for Ď03 75 tourer in good condition (I.e. without a hole in the lens!). :duh:
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2022, 13:13
Replies: 108
Views: 359,879
Posted By bsafly
Please could you P.M. me when you have the tourer...

Please could you P.M. me when you have the tourer inner waist seals in stock please.
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2022, 22:22
Replies: 29
Views: 2,297
Posted By bsafly
Car did well, that was quite an impact! :bowdown:

Car did well, that was quite an impact! :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By bsafly
Same for me, except mine gets a shot of Castrol...

Same for me, except mine gets a shot of Castrol R! :drool4:
(By the way I'm having no issues at all running the ZT-T 190 on E10). :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By bsafly
Ah, the reliable Honda CDT version, quite...

Ah, the reliable Honda CDT version, quite unusual! :getmecoat:
Also note the special shaped o/s sill and nicely taped up o/s/r light unit.:duh:
Forum: Items Wanted 27th December 2021, 15:43
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bsafly
Just checked on their website, still listed as...

Just checked on their website, still listed as £14.49 including taxes.
Obviously that's plus postage.
Paul.
Forum: Items Wanted 27th December 2021, 13:17
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bsafly
DMGRS sell these for just under £15.00, bought...

DMGRS sell these for just under £15.00,
bought a couple for my cars a few months ago.
Hope that helps, Paul. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 21:57
Replies: 190
Views: 10,960
Posted By bsafly
Maybe in your world, unfortunately not in mine.

Maybe in your world, unfortunately not in mine.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 21:26
Replies: 190
Views: 10,960
Posted By bsafly
At the moment the imminent problem mankind faces...

At the moment the imminent problem mankind faces is the virus, although I suppose if enough of us succumb to it that would benefit the planet with reduced use of resources and less emissions....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 19:37
Replies: 190
Views: 10,960
Posted By bsafly
Shared transport, how does that work with...

Shared transport, how does that work with Covid/Omicron which isnít going away anytime soon? (Share a vehicle with effective strangers whilst distancing for any given time during a journey on a daily...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 17:04
Replies: 118
Views: 5,950
Posted By bsafly
How about the 1896 Raynaud? It has two 2,000cc...

How about the 1896 Raynaud?
It has two 2,000cc cylinders each at opposite sides of the car with the gearbox on the crankshaft in between the cylinders.:xmas-smiley-008:
We refer to the cylinders as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2021, 13:39
Replies: 190
Views: 10,960
Posted By bsafly
Several manufacturers have fitted dynastart...

Several manufacturers have fitted dynastart systems to their vehicles over the years - early Talbots, Morris (Bullnose), BMW Isetta, Heinkel Trojan, Goggomobile, Messerschmitt and Berkeley to name a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 10:38
Replies: 118
Views: 5,950
Posted By bsafly
The Lancia Lambda engine has number one cylinder...

The Lancia Lambda engine has number one cylinder on the o/s rear, number two is o/s front (and nearest the crank pulley), number three is n/s front and number 4 n/s rear (closest to the flywheel)!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 19:01
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Went to Tesco in the tourer and loaded up with...

Went to Tesco in the tourer and loaded up with our click and collect order, needed rear seats down to get it all in. :xmas-smiley-008:
Drove home with 'Christmas in a car'. :smiley:
No need to do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By bsafly
Check the Lambda sensor wiring, itís not unknown...

Check the Lambda sensor wiring, itís not unknown for the wiring to chafe on the exhaust heat shields and short out blowing the ecu/lambda heater fuse.
Happened to my ZT-T 190 after fitting an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 21:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,423
Posted By bsafly
Not a Mk 1 ZT-T though! :icon_exclaim: ...

Not a Mk 1 ZT-T though! :icon_exclaim: :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 13:28
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By bsafly
Checking the bonnet switch is operating correctly...

Checking the bonnet switch is operating correctly would be the first thing I would do - they are known to play up on occasion. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 10:32
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Had the same issue with my ZT-T, lubricating the...

Had the same issue with my ZT-T, lubricating the cables had no effect, bought new cable set from DMGRS and fitted them (stripped, cleaned and lubricated the catches at the same time whilst they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 18:06
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Fitted new front and rear number plates (courtesy...

Fitted new front and rear number plates (courtesy of Matt Dickins) to the 75 tourer and repaired the floppy o/s door mirror on the ZT-T. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 13:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By bsafly
Absolutely the right thing to do, look after...

Absolutely the right thing to do, look after yourself.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 10:30
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By bsafly
Here is a picture of some I changed when I first...

Here is a picture of some I changed when I first got my car, as you can see the inner face and the handbrake Ďdrumí were excessively rusted and unserviceable.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 10:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By bsafly
That is correct, the struts should assist you...

That is correct, the struts should assist you opening the tailgate and hold it up once open, but they will not open the tailgate without human assistance.
Hope that helps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 13:35
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By bsafly
Talking Birthday present.

Got this as one of my presents today (found by my son, bought by my lovely wife).
Donít usually wear a watch but probably will now!
Watch looks discoloured in the photo, but isnít in real life.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2021, 19:45
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By bsafly
Thats exactly what I did for the tourer and the...

Thats exactly what I did for the tourer and the ZT-T.
DMGRS supplied the new replacement wheel bolts. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 18:30
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By bsafly
I used to use Rainex, now use Muc Off - designed...

I used to use Rainex, now use Muc Off - designed for use with motorcycle helmet visors but works really well on glasses aswell (also works a treat on my visor on cold, damp mornings).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 10:14
Replies: 182
Views: 17,858
Posted By bsafly
Such sad news Andy, my condolences to you and...

Such sad news Andy, my condolences to you and your family.
Stay strong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 13:34
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By bsafly
As above, definitely Tom Hobbs repair panels. ...

As above, definitely Tom Hobbs repair panels.
(My tourerís wearing them and you wouldnít know!)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 20:58
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By bsafly
I bought mine from DMGRS, no problems with it at...

I bought mine from DMGRS, no problems with it at all, not so sure the ebay one would be of the same quality.
I had some extra vibration before I changed mine, but the biggest improvement was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By bsafly
Or commuting? :getmecoat:

Or commuting? :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 20:05
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By bsafly
Did you change your hydromount whilst you were...

Did you change your hydromount whilst you were there?
Yours looks way past it's best in the photos! :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2021, 16:58
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By bsafly
Hello Martin, I have a number 12 key you can...

Hello Martin,
I have a number 12 key you can have for nothing,
P.M. me your address and I will get it in the post to you on Monday.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2021, 14:36
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By bsafly
Definitely speak to Rick, he sorted mine no...

Definitely speak to Rick, he sorted mine no problem!
Good luck, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2021, 13:25
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By bsafly
Hello Chris, Does the IPK screen still light...

Hello Chris,
Does the IPK screen still light up (yellow or red), but display nothing or not light up at all?
The IPK on my 75 tourer lost its display but still lit up, that transpired to be a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By bsafly
Interesting, appears to be an extremely rare...

Interesting, appears to be an extremely rare rear wheel drive 190 according to the advert! :getmecoat:
Does look nice and clean though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2021, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By bsafly
The clutch on my diesel tourer started to slip in...

The clutch on my diesel tourer started to slip in 4th and 5th when coming on boost just after I bought it at 121,000 miles (car had history of extensive towing).
When stripped down, the centre plate...
Forum: Was it you? 2nd November 2021, 15:27
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By bsafly
Hello Mike, Yours would be the tourer I see...

Hello Mike,
Yours would be the tourer I see outside the row of cottages on the road occasionally.
Yes I do work at Jonathan Woods, I have been driving that route for about 10 years, before the ZT-T...
Forum: Was it you? 2nd November 2021, 13:31
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By bsafly
That would be me going to work, normally pass...

That would be me going to work, normally pass though on my way to Little Sampford just before 7.00 but had doctors appointment this morning.
If Iím not in the ZT-T i am in my 75 connoisseur tourer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2021, 18:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,425
Posted By bsafly
Sorry to hear about the accident, If you can...

Sorry to hear about the accident,
If you can find good condition panels in the correct colour maybe you wonít need to factor in a respray
Is your car an unusual colour?
Good luck, Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2021, 17:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By bsafly
Hello Simon, I canít say for sure, but...

Hello Simon,
I canít say for sure, but everything looked pretty factory and undisturbed, if someone had been in there before the were certainly very careful with all the fixings etc.
The shoes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2021, 17:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By bsafly
The backplates, pins, springs and cables were all...

The backplates, pins, springs and cables were all good, just the de-bonded linings.
My other car though needed backplates, pins and springs - all corroded and unserviceable, the shoes although worn...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2021, 15:29
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By bsafly
Unfortunately i had to replace the handbrake...

Unfortunately i had to replace the handbrake shoes on the 75 tourer, the linings looked virtually unworn but had become detached from the shoe (failure of the bonding).
New set from DMGRS sorted it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2021, 18:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
Let us know how it goes. Paul.

Let us know how it goes.
Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2021, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Finished assembling the driveshaft today,...

Finished assembling the driveshaft today, hopefully get time to fit it at the weekend!
Used NLGI 1 lithium grease found in the back of the stores at work for the tripod joint.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2021, 10:36
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By bsafly
When did it have its last belt change...

When did it have its last belt change (Date/mileage)?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2021, 21:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
Definitely get your car out of there! Get...

Definitely get your car out of there!
Get someone to tow you if you have to,
apart from Kevin there are a couple more places you can go to in Essex that will be able to sort you out, no need for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2021, 11:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
I can P.M. you Kevinís phone number if you want, ...

I can P.M. you Kevinís phone number if you want,
let me know.
Paul.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2021, 10:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
Where in Essex do you live? Kevin in Wickford...

Where in Essex do you live?
Kevin in Wickford is definitely the man to see if you can get your car there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2021, 10:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
The fuel tank doesnít need removing to change the...

The fuel tank doesnít need removing to change the fuel pump, their pricing seems way too high and given that wouldnít be too happy with their diagnosis.
If that were me I would be looking for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2021, 11:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By bsafly
Hello Richard, The air conditioning condenser...

Hello Richard,
The air conditioning condenser is toast and will need replacing, regarding the cooling fan it does look bad, but without testing it as described in previous posts you cannot say...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2021, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Been searching on the Internet and found the...

Been searching on the Internet and found the following information which may or may not be of interest to others;
The outer joints fitted to our cars are standard Constant Velocity joints and should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2021, 20:36
Replies: 41
Views: 2,756
Posted By bsafly
It's extremely unlikely anything catastrophic has...

It's extremely unlikely anything catastrophic has happend internally whilst the engine was switched off, much more likely to be jammed starter motor pinion, seen it many times before.
Ask the garage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 20:24
Replies: 139
Views: 11,677
Posted By bsafly
Just checked online, my 2003 190 is exempt from...

Just checked online, my 2003 190 is exempt from ulez charges London, Birmingham, Bath and Portsmouth! :}
(Shame I don't really 'do' cities!) :getmecoat:
My 2003 75 tourer isn't exempt though
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2021, 17:30
Replies: 41
Views: 2,756
Posted By bsafly
Did the garage remove the starter motor and try...

Did the garage remove the starter motor and try turning the engine by hand (either by the front pulley nut or using the ring gear), if it still appears seized next on the list would be to remove the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2021, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By bsafly
Just popped out and looked at my tourers, both...

Just popped out and looked at my tourers, both are identical.
Pictures are of the 190, the peg you see on the wiper spindle arm is sprung loaded.
Sorry pictures are sideways, phone wonít allow me...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Thanks Colvert, The new inner gaiter came with...

Thanks Colvert,
The new inner gaiter came with retaining clips, but no grease.
The inner joint on the second hand shaft appeared to have never been touched before and had a light grease inside...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By bsafly
Constant Velocity joint lubrication.

I am currently reconditioning a second hand o/s driveshaft for my manual diesel 75, as I had been unable to find any new or reconditioned ones anywhere (took me a weekend of ringing around breakers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 21:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By bsafly
Please donít take offence, could diesel...

Please donít take offence,
could diesel accidentally have been put in the tank? (or bad fuel!) :getmecoat:
Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2021, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By bsafly
Looks like the plastic housing has distorted and...

Looks like the plastic housing has distorted and is letting coolant past.
Not the end of the world and definitely not a head gasket failure.
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2021, 20:27
Replies: 52
Views: 3,221
Posted By bsafly
Exactly where are they going to build all these...

Exactly where are they going to build all these houses?
Where we live they are throwing up houses in back gardens that have been sold for development or on green belt land, no plans for extra...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 10:14
Replies: 59
Views: 3,995
Posted By bsafly
The police or authorities should be visiting...

The police or authorities should be visiting these low lifeís and Ďhaving a wordí with them, itís disgusting. :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 13:37
Replies: 22
Views: 6,927
Posted By bsafly
So does mine (I donít use either of them though)...

So does mine (I donít use either of them though) :getmecoat:
2003 connie SE tourer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2021, 07:01
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
Posted By bsafly
Very nice Rich, looks good. Definitely worth...

Very nice Rich, looks good.
Definitely worth the wait!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 17:43
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By bsafly
As far as I know the front pipe is the same...

As far as I know the front pipe is the same between MG and 75 diesel models.
Hope that helps, Paul.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 17:38
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By bsafly
Had a quick look at my 2003 75 CDTI in between...

Had a quick look at my 2003 75 CDTI in between rain showers and I donít seem to have that connector fitted to mine, my 190 however has a similar looking connector on the traction control (although...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2021, 21:45
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By bsafly
I bought a replacement set of wheel bolts from...

I bought a replacement set of wheel bolts from DMGRS a while ago,
part number was RRH100140 - they were genuine MG Rover parts, fitted my ZT-T with Hairpins perfectly (also replaced the locking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 22:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
The 1938 M24 Gold star was the bike I always...

The 1938 M24 Gold star was the bike I always wanted, it was developed directly from the Empire star with an all aluminium high compression engine, Amal TT carburettor and lightweight electron cased...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 21:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
That is the original exhaust, all Empire Stars...

That is the original exhaust, all Empire Stars and most slopes had Brookland cans and fishtails.

Picture from 1938 BSA catalogue.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 20:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
No, it's a B24 Empire Star, girder rigid but not...

No, it's a B24 Empire Star, girder rigid but not too heavy.
Great bike, best thing I own - the only vehicle I won't part with.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 10:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By bsafly
Still put a drop of Castrol R in my mower and...

Still put a drop of Castrol R in my mower and 1938 BSA every time I fill the fuel tanks up, canít beat the aroma. :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 10:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By bsafly
Here are some I changed earlier (they looked good...

Here are some I changed earlier (they looked good on the other side!). :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2021, 13:27
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By bsafly
Would you happen to have one in Starlight silver...

Would you happen to have one in Starlight silver MBB please?
One of mine has given up after a period of working intermittently.
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: Items Wanted 31st August 2021, 19:32
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By bsafly
Thanks for that information Trikey :bowdown:...

Thanks for that information Trikey :bowdown: what number am I looking for?
I have been all round it with my boroscope and all I can see is 10 or 1D cast into the boss the bearing is pressed into...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st August 2021, 13:34
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By bsafly
CDTI driveshaft

Wanted for my 2003 CDTI tourer, a good useable o/s driveshaft if anyone has one for sale please.
Thanks in advance, Paul.
Forum: Was it you? 29th August 2021, 13:48
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By bsafly
Just popped back to School Lane in the ZT-T and...

Just popped back to School Lane in the ZT-T and the car was still there, so I took a quick picture!
Picture removed.
Forum: Was it you? 29th August 2021, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By bsafly
Solar red mk1 ZT Great Leighs.

Saw an immaculate solar red ZT mk1 this morning at about half eleven, as it pulled off the A131and down Great Leighs main road then turned into School Lane and parked up.
I was on the W650, saw it,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 19:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,702
Posted By bsafly
I checked mine out today as we are heading up to...

I checked mine out today as we are heading up to Birmingham next weekend and it shows as no charge - 53 plate (2004) mk1 ZT-T 190 (coincidentally also a Birmingham registered car).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 19:03
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By bsafly
Bathroom window, made me chuckle! :}

Bathroom window, made me chuckle! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 18:56
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By bsafly
N/s indicator and just look at those headlight...

N/s indicator and just look at those headlight lenses! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 01:16
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By bsafly
A few years ago my wife and I sold an early Mk1...

A few years ago my wife and I sold an early Mk1 consul on EBay for a friend of ours who doesnít use the internet. The car had been stripped to a bare shell (was in perfect condition, but our friend...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By bsafly
My ZT-T has done this twice now quite randomly,...

My ZT-T has done this twice now quite randomly, jumps to 1,000 mile range and then counts down really quickly to zero, clocks over to 999 miles and starts the count down again at roughly 1 mile every...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 01:37
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By bsafly
Had the intermittent ABS light and 'crunchy'...

Had the intermittent ABS light and 'crunchy' pedal at low speed when the light wasn't illuminated on my ZT-T 199 - traced to the n/s/r wheel bearing (magnetic ring) causing the fault.
New...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 01:24
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By bsafly
+ one for the DMGRS hub nuts, bought a pair...

+ one for the DMGRS hub nuts, bought a pair recently, not worth messing around with used ones at their price (just under £7.00 for the pair), quick delivery to boot.
Hope that helps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 01:15
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By bsafly
I bought a pair of new hub nuts from DMGRS not...

I bought a pair of new hub nuts from DMGRS not long ago, they were £3.49 each (quick delivery too!)
Hope that helps.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 23:06
Replies: 8
Views: 643
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: 22
Views: 1,514
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: 13,778
Views: 1,451,924
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: 950
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: 963
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: 963
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: 6
Views: 620
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: 963
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: 963
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: 963
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: 963
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: 963
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: 1,820
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: 626
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: 1,343
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: 86
Views: 8,824
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: 2,446
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: 851
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: 851
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: 851
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: 487
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: 13
Views: 674
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: 487
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...
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