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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2022, 19:16
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By chris75
Apologies if I'm repeating , but I can't see the...

Apologies if I'm repeating , but I can't see the link there so here it is again :}
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/tom_pariah/m.html?item=284351918484&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2562
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2022, 17:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By chris75
My offside rear sill died , so I bought the...

My offside rear sill died , so I bought the repair panel from Tom Hobbs on ebay and then had the job carried out by a local classic car body outfit . They also did some extra welding on the jacking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 17:54
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By chris75
I don't think there is any particular...

I don't think there is any particular significance , but the one above is indicating it is overhead clearance and that's the important bit . It wouldn't really matter if they left the bottom one off...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 17:43
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By chris75
Are the fan blades loose on the motor spindle...

Are the fan blades loose on the motor spindle ?:shrug:
This does happen !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2022, 17:46
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By chris75
That's an interesting thought ! I have a...

That's an interesting thought !
I have a similar whirring sound when letting the clutch up , but only when the engine is still cold :shrug:
I have assumed that the thrust bearing is beginning to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 17:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By chris75
Yep , I think this is pretty much the standard...

Yep , I think this is pretty much the standard way ! :}



Now that's a good idea :}
Those clamps are also good for holding the timing tool in place when setting up the pair of camshafts at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 16:43
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By chris75
Not uprated , but the original one is available...

Not uprated , but the original one is available here :}
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001603
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2022, 19:27
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By chris75
I have removed many rear hubs and never had one...

I have removed many rear hubs and never had one come apart :shrug:
I suspect that you may have corrosion on the stub axle which is creating a tight fit ; this will need lightly cleaning off . Such...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By chris75
The seats and doorcards look just like the ash...

The seats and doorcards look just like the ash grey / smokestone items from my '51 conny !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2022, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By chris75
Here's another example of that kit ..... ...

Here's another example of that kit .....
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=316120&highlight=roof+lining
Hasn't fallen down yet :}
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th April 2022, 15:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By chris75
I also feel that that you have a battery /...

I also feel that that you have a battery / connection problem not related to the CD player .
The CD changer will make noises as it "wakes-up" after the power has been disconnected / interrupted for...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 7th April 2022, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By chris75
Just to finish off , I bought the cheap one with...

Just to finish off , I bought the cheap one with the cut cable . Swapped the cable with the one off mine ; it did just plug in to the circuit board .
All is now well and working fine . That was a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2022, 16:49
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By chris75
Have a look here :} ...

Have a look here :}
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001755
Looks like the tunnel brace straps are not available , but the bolts are . I think any M8 x 16 would do :shrug:
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 29th March 2022, 17:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By chris75
Thanks for that , Jan . I have done a bit more...

Thanks for that , Jan .
I have done a bit more work on my player and thought I had fixed it after dusting the laser heads , but after a few minutes it stopped working again and now seems dead !
I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th March 2022, 17:57
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By chris75
Zintec steel sill panels ?

Have recently taken delivery of a Tom Hobbs panel to repair o/s sill , which is booked in locally later this week :} Out of interest , the panel is described as DC01 zintec steel , and I have heard...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th March 2022, 17:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By chris75
Alpine cd changer stopped working

I have had the car 17 years and it has always had the Alpine XQE105560 cd changer in it . This has just stopped working .
I have had problems twice before when it has jammed , but dismantling and a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2022, 19:30
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By chris75
Yep , just received a reply from Tom . That was...

Yep , just received a reply from Tom . That was quick :}
He has updated his listing .
Now ordered so that's one less left !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2022, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By chris75
Tom Hobbs panels ?

I have just been on ebay to order a Tom Hobbs offside rear sill panel , but there are none for sale . :eek: Nearside or front items are also showing only 1 left .
Do we know if he still makes them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2022, 21:53
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By chris75
Yes , my RAC renewal dropped £30 too :} T-Cut...

Yes , my RAC renewal dropped £30 too :}
T-Cut is right about the rule ; good for existing customers but not so good for new ones as the prices are expected to settle in the middle of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2022, 16:48
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By chris75
Been there :eek::duh: Whoops !:getmecoat: ...

Been there :eek::duh: Whoops !:getmecoat:
Luckily I was fitting a pair of refurbed heads so had all the parts available on the old heads .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 16:57
Replies: 52
Views: 3,810
Posted By chris75
Perhaps not ! :}

Perhaps not ! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2022, 17:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,300
Posted By chris75
Here's the story :} ...

Here's the story :}
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=84261
I have since got a set of Irwin extractors and can also recommend them !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2022, 16:39
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By chris75
Yes , according to my MOT man wheel sizes on the...

Yes , according to my MOT man wheel sizes on the same axle have to be a match ie dia / width , also tyre profile , and tyre speed ratings have to be as per manufacturer's spec . Cosmetic patterns are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2022, 21:01
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By chris75
Another one for Gliptone :}

Another one for Gliptone :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2022, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By chris75
:wot::} I was also surprised to find that...

:wot::}

I was also surprised to find that the front and rear banks are interchangeable !
Just spin it round 180 to put the exhaust ports on the outside , and if a camshaft is fitted then reverse...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2022, 17:31
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By chris75
Have a look at Rimmer Bros info sheet here..... ...

Have a look at Rimmer Bros info sheet here.....
https://rimmerbros.com/c/Mg-Rover-75-And-Mgzt-Vehicle-Information
Part way down they list engine no. sequences , and it looks like the 3rd group for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By chris75
Interesting indeed ! :} That does look like the...

Interesting indeed ! :}
That does look like the one that is on the boot of my v6 , but there is only the one of them , on the n/s .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 12:56
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By chris75
Were they an original fitment ? My v6 doesn't...

Were they an original fitment ? My v6 doesn't have them on the front wing :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2022, 17:56
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By chris75
Buy a second-hand pair and refurb them . That's...

Buy a second-hand pair and refurb them . That's what I did when I wanted to renew the valve stem oil seals , and take my time :}
I had a look on Rimmers and notice the 2.0 v6 version (when in stock...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 17:43
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By chris75
My 2.0 kv6 actually seems to like the E10 . I use...

My 2.0 kv6 actually seems to like the E10 . I use the Shell version .
No problems at all :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,604
Posted By chris75
Just to stir it up , have a read of this : ...

Just to stir it up , have a read of this :
https://www.simplemotoring.co.uk/supermarket-vs-branded-fuels/
:shrug:
My own previous info above came from drivers at the Shell ( now Essar ) refinery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2021, 18:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,604
Posted By chris75
Same tank , but you will see that the different...

Same tank , but you will see that the different delivery chains fill up at different gantries . Different additives are added to different retailers :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By chris75
Yep , been there ! :} In my case , the plastic...

Yep , been there ! :} In my case , the plastic backplate on the rear unit was beginning to break up and the bulb-holders were not fitting securely . After trying a few bodges I was able to find a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 19:47
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By chris75
:iagree::wot: Technozen is very good , and has...

:iagree::wot:
Technozen is very good , and has rescued me in the past when the wife ran a ZR :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2021, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By chris75
Having tried a few cheaper types in my time I...

Having tried a few cheaper types in my time I would recommend sticking with the original types , even though they are a bit pricey .They work better as regards bounce and last longer , being thicker...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 20:32
Replies: 19
Views: 2,073
Posted By chris75
First thing is to confirm the condition of the...

First thing is to confirm the condition of the belts . You comment that you may consider doing the work yourself so I guess you would be quite happy removing the covers on the 3 cambelts to check :}...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2021, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By chris75
Having recently looked at this problem , one...

Having recently looked at this problem , one issue with doing it in-situ is that above the lining will be a layer of rotted sponge dust . That's why the lining comes detached .
For interest , I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 17:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By chris75
A word of caution if anyone buys this kit :} ...

A word of caution if anyone buys this kit :}
Don't use the tape measure that comes with it . Apparently in China an inch is 32mm long !!!!!:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 12:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By chris75
The screws are 15mm long . The collars take up...

The screws are 15mm long . The collars take up several mm of that so probably 12mm to go through the roof liner , which as I said is very soft so don't overtighten ! The buttons measure 20 mm dia ,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 11:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By chris75
I put mine up at 8" centres , in a grid 5 wide by...

I put mine up at 8" centres , in a grid 5 wide by 6 long . I set up the lines with masking tape then pushed in the coloured marker pins where the lines crossed , then removed the tape . I then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2021, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By chris75
Roof lining repair

Following some recent discussion on here , I decided to give it a go and bought this roof lining repair kit ;...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2021, 17:46
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By chris75
Sometimes it goes easily :} , and sometimes it...

Sometimes it goes easily :} , and sometimes it can be a pig :eek:
You'll get mixed views on this one !
There are a couple of How-to's in the how-to section . Worth a read :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2021, 17:22
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By chris75
Agreed :} Being able to roll the wheel back and...

Agreed :} Being able to roll the wheel back and forth is a classic symptom of lower arm rear bush failure . You can probably do it without the breaker bar , just by holding the tyre at 9 and 3...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By chris75
With the exception of the slight thirst for...

With the exception of the slight thirst for petrol as noted above , there is nothing not to like :} I have had the same 2.0 v6 for 16 years now ; if there was anything bad about it I would have moved...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 14:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,813
Posted By chris75
When I did my thermostat I only removed the front...

When I did my thermostat I only removed the front manifold , as that gave me all the room I needed .:}
Having removed that manifold I found that the ports in the head were filled with water which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2021, 16:29
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By chris75
:wot: I've had to do it twice in 16 years !

:wot:
I've had to do it twice in 16 years !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 16:46
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By chris75
:wot: Old rubbers can be the problem , but the...

:wot: Old rubbers can be the problem , but the alignment of the rear box to the middle pipe often causes knocking noises . Loosening , twisting and retightening does indeed lift the pipe and usually...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 20:54
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By chris75
Is this the one , from Rimmers ? Out of stock...

Is this the one , from Rimmers ?
Out of stock just now but available in Nov :shrug:
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-SJL100150
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2021, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By chris75
No , but they look interesting :} The colour...

No , but they look interesting :}
The colour looks similar to smokestone grey :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2021, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By chris75
I've often wondered if the cone filters help...

I've often wondered if the cone filters help overall on our cars ? They must be breathing hot air from the engine bay , as opposed to cold , denser air from under the wing via the shannon tube as per...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 18:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By chris75
I'm going to have to address this problem . Any...

I'm going to have to address this problem . Any chance of any pictures of these solutions ? Sounds interesting :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2021, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By chris75
Horrible fascia / dash ! Hang on for a walnut one...

Horrible fascia / dash ! Hang on for a walnut one :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2021, 20:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,244
Posted By chris75
If there was an olympic event for rusty sills the...

If there was an olympic event for rusty sills the X-type would win the gold medal . It is staggering how those things can rust there , even though they look nice everywhere else !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2021, 18:03
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By chris75
Yes , I am a bit luckier than last time :} This...

Yes , I am a bit luckier than last time :}
This is what happened 10 years ago .....
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=82118&highlight=broken+spring
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2021, 21:36
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By chris75
Broken spring , again !

Giving my car a pre-MOT check today and I found this broken spring , front n/s .It's just about 10 years since that one was fitted after the original broke , also at 10 years . I suspect I've been...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 23rd August 2021, 12:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By chris75
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:...

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2021, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By chris75
Ditto . Works for me too :} Very quick and easy...

Ditto . Works for me too :}
Very quick and easy .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 12:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By chris75
Agreed ! Perhaps they only use cheapo Chinese...

Agreed !
Perhaps they only use cheapo Chinese parts and don't like Rimmers' prices ? :eek::eek::eek:
This is the first time I have heard of a garage having this problem with a Rover , although I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 17:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By chris75
If you do have the tools and you do slacken the...

If you do have the tools and you do slacken the pulleys , then when you fit and tension the belt the pulleys can move to fit the belt teeth perfectly and you get a very uniform tension on the belt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2021, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By chris75
Seconded :} Remember , once you switch it off ,...

Seconded :}
Remember , once you switch it off , walk away without touching the cap and leave it 'til next morning . Patience ! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 17:21
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By chris75
Agreed , well worth a try :} 1 3/8 " x 25.4...

Agreed , well worth a try :}
1 3/8 " x 25.4 =34.93 mm , a snug fit !
ask around your mates who has a box of old imperial sockets , although the slim wall might prove rare !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2021, 19:34
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By chris75
On my v6 model , it was a simple O ring where the...

On my v6 model , it was a simple O ring where the rubber pipe connected to the pump . Would be worth cleaning up the pump and then observing where the leak reappears ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2021, 16:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By chris75
Nothing to worry about , just leave it ! That is...

Nothing to worry about , just leave it ! That is what today's traders call patina and just adds character..... .....:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2021, 17:14
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By chris75
No issue there then :}

No issue there then :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2021, 21:52
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By chris75
I have read that the measurement from rear wheel...

I have read that the measurement from rear wheel centre to the wheel arch above should be about 400 mm on a 75 . How does yours compare to that ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2021, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By chris75
I actually opened it and it took me to a foreign...

I actually opened it and it took me to a foreign site offering to mend your sore shoulder :eek::duh::shrug:
I then ran a full virus check ; nothing found !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By chris75
That looks a nice fix , but I'm not sure there's...

That looks a nice fix , but I'm not sure there's really a problem ? :shrug:
My car is 20 years old , 120k miles , and still happy on the original arms . Maybe it's cheap replacements that fail , so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 15:31
Replies: 22
Views: 4,979
Posted By chris75
With my usual luck , .......... :getmecoat: ...

With my usual luck , .......... :getmecoat:
Fair comment , though ! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2021, 12:39
Replies: 22
Views: 4,979
Posted By chris75
Good news about the engines :} But , as said...

Good news about the engines :} But , as said before , any problems with the fuel tank and the gubbins inside it , and also the pipes going to the engine ?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 17:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By chris75
It's not a complicated job , just needs the...

It's not a complicated job , just needs the existing pipe marking and cutting in the right place :} I would expect that any decent local garage would do it :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 12:54
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By chris75
That's an interesting thought ! Matt , are you...

That's an interesting thought ! Matt , are you there ? :}
The prices at Rimmers' are incredible :eek: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001584
My own are sound , but certainly feeling "soft" ....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2021, 12:41
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By chris75
:iagree::wot: Not nice at all !

:iagree::wot:
Not nice at all !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2021, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By chris75
Sounds familiar :} This old post of mine might be...

Sounds familiar :} This old post of mine might be of interest ?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=172437&highlight=dog+bolt
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2021, 17:53
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By chris75
Having had problems with several backbox hangers...

Having had problems with several backbox hangers I bit the bullet and bought the fat ones from Rimmers . They appear to be the same for all models . Not cheap but so much better if you don't like the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 17:26
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By chris75
This previous post might help ? ...

This previous post might help ?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=292407&highlight=mats+holes
My 2001 mk1 conny has the clips on both driver and passenger sides as original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 18:48
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By chris75
:clap::iagree::wot:

:clap::iagree::wot:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2021, 17:00
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By chris75
RAC have been good for me , and are quite happy...

RAC have been good for me , and are quite happy to haggle when renewal comes round :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 17:40
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By chris75
Have a look at this from the ZR owners club : ...

Have a look at this from the ZR owners club :
https://www.mgzrownersclub.co.uk/showthread.php?66-MG-Rover-Paint-Codes
The 3 letter paint code is on a plate on the passenger side door pillar
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 12:41
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By chris75
I have been very happy with Sachs replacements :}...

I have been very happy with Sachs replacements :}
Whilst you are underneath , replacing the shocks , just check that your exhaust is not banging on the floor .This is a common cause of noises from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2021, 11:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By chris75
PhilT4 posted this as a fix for that problem : ...

PhilT4 posted this as a fix for that problem :
Until X-Part come up with a solution, you can still make it run under Windows 10 build 2004 with a bit of fiddling around.
Copy the CD contents into a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2021, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By chris75
Also consider the overall mileage and check if...

Also consider the overall mileage and check if when they were last done were the idler wheels and the tensioner pulley renewed ? If not , they could be in need of attention even if the belts are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2021, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By chris75
There's one here on ebay : ...

There's one here on ebay :
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265082830667?hash=item3db82aff4b:g:T5oAAOSwtBNgR-Ee#shpCntId
Looks like postage to you could be a problem though . You would need to contact...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 16:37
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By chris75
I've always used red primer on my copperleaf one...

I've always used red primer on my copperleaf one .
Results have always been a good match :}
Don't know for sure about your gold one , but I would imagine a grey primer :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2021, 21:59
Replies: 35
Views: 2,568
Posted By chris75
That's a good tip , and has worked for me . I...

That's a good tip , and has worked for me . I took many photos of headstones in a number of graveyards and then gradually worked out relationships. His grave will have her in it , that gives her...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 16:59
Replies: 31
Views: 4,548
Posted By chris75
That is certainly good news for the engine end of...

That is certainly good news for the engine end of things :}, but what do we think about the fuel tank end and all the gubbins in there ? Anything at risk ? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By chris75
Rimmers have these : ...

Rimmers have these :
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001903
and at that price they will probably have them forever ! :eek:
Quite ridiculous .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 21:09
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By chris75
It is actually a push-on fit then twist to secure...

It is actually a push-on fit then twist to secure ! There are three retaining lugs in the plastic hub . Have a look at this old thread for info .......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 11:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By chris75
I have a spare one ! Neighbour's cat likes to...

I have a spare one ! Neighbour's cat likes to sleep on my bonnet ; leaves pawprints everywhere . It is very good at catching mice and often walks around with one in its mouth .
If I can get it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 11:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By chris75
The usual reason is that the photo is too big...

The usual reason is that the photo is too big :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 20:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By chris75
I certainly can't claim to be an advanced user...

I certainly can't claim to be an advanced user :eek: , but there are lots of helpful people on here . Here is the post I made at the time I replaced the BCU...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By chris75
It's a very good bit of kit :} Needs to be used...

It's a very good bit of kit :} Needs to be used with caution as it could do some damage if not , but I have done some really useful things with it . Most impressive was installing a new BCU and then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 20:12
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By chris75
Aircon condenser photo

I'm following up a growling noise I get when using the aircon . The air-con type is the full ATC type on a v6 conny , and the noise varies with engine revs and sounds :shrug: as if it comes from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 20:01
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By chris75
Thanks for that :} Problem appears to have been...

Thanks for that :}
Problem appears to have been at my end ; a reboot appears to have fixed it !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2021, 17:48
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By chris75
Manage attachments problem on the site ?

I am trying to add a photo to a new post . I have always used the Manage attachments paperclip icon on the toolbar but today it is not working for me ; when I click on the "choose file " button the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2021, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By chris75
If it's the original radio then I think any Xpart...

If it's the original radio then I think any Xpart dealer can look it up from the VIN no. I did that some years ago and assume they still have the info :shrug:There will be a small fee !
Some folk ,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2021, 16:56
Replies: 33
Views: 5,059
Posted By chris75
No , not exclusively :} My '51 reg Longbridge...

No , not exclusively :} My '51 reg Longbridge model has that boot badge :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By chris75
This is often due to a leaking camshaft cover...

This is often due to a leaking camshaft cover gasket , and might be solved by just nipping up the cover bolts :shrug::}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 21:42
Replies: 75
Views: 4,484
Posted By chris75
I couldn't say which is the best :shrug: but...

I couldn't say which is the best :shrug: but anyone that works will do :} Don't spend a lot .
It just needs a flexible tube to reach round to the the rear plug holes , otherwise it is a simple thing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 17:19
Replies: 75
Views: 4,484
Posted By chris75
I would definitely do a compression test next...

I would definitely do a compression test next ASAP !
All six cylinders :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 17:34
Replies: 75
Views: 4,484
Posted By chris75
:iagree::wot: As others have said , HGF on...

:iagree::wot:

As others have said , HGF on the v6 is unlikely . Perhaps your mechanic has only worked on 1.8 models ? Is he an old hand or a youngster (below 50 :} )
The sniffer test is a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2021, 17:26
Replies: 38
Views: 2,314
Posted By chris75
Ditto . I had an 820i hatchback in BRG for 9...

Ditto . I had an 820i hatchback in BRG for 9 years . Looked great , drove beautifully , massive boot space and was so comfortable . Long distance drives no problem :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 23:35
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By chris75
This thread by member Reebs may help :} ...

This thread by member Reebs may help :}

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=527170#post527170
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By chris75
In my experience , valve stem oil seals leaking...

In my experience , valve stem oil seals leaking produces blue smoke as the oil burns , especially on startup :shrug:
Are you sure of the colour ?
You're not losing any water , are you ?
If you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2021, 20:24
Replies: 44
Views: 2,643
Posted By chris75
Very true :} The pre-school years are magic , and...

Very true :} The pre-school years are magic , and I have recently rediscovered this as a grandfather :}
You can however combine both childcare and car-care . The little mind is like a sponge and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 16:42
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By chris75
Very good video :} But I wish my handbrake...

Very good video :}
But I wish my handbrake cable had come out that easily ! Mine was like world war 3 :eek: Got to be the worst part of the job .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 21:59
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By chris75
Our cars have plastic fuel tanks ! They seem to...

Our cars have plastic fuel tanks ! They seem to have survived E5 ok however :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 17:12
Replies: 44
Views: 2,643
Posted By chris75
How many miles has your engine done ? The...

How many miles has your engine done ?
The tappets do contain an internal spring loaded piston to take up play against the valve stem ,creating a space for the oil to fill once the engine runs and it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2021, 12:30
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By chris75
I'm not famiiar with E85 . Am I right in thinking...

I'm not famiiar with E85 . Am I right in thinking it would be even more agressive to our cars than E10 ? :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2021, 15:47
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By chris75
Are our petrol tanks ok ? I have read that there...

Are our petrol tanks ok ? I have read that there is a problem with fibreglass / plastic tanks :shrug:

https://mol.im/a/9296275

I think our tanks are plastic ? Never come across a fibreglass...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 12:41
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By chris75
As above , why do you want to change them ? They...

As above , why do you want to change them ? They are not known to suffer problems on the KV6 so unless you are doing other head work like valves or valve stem oil seals i would leave them alone ....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 16:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By chris75
These camshaft caps have been discussed many...

These camshaft caps have been discussed many times on here . They are not easy to fit correctly after being removed, usually for cambelt replacement ,and if not fitted correctly they will inevitably...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By chris75
Have a look on autotrader ?:shrug: There are...

Have a look on autotrader ?:shrug:
There are signs these days that petrol models are bringing in more than diesel ones are .......:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 14:36
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By chris75
Here we go ........... The two pics do look to...

Here we go ...........
The two pics do look to be different colours :shrug: Blame my camera !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2021, 13:56
Replies: 133
Views: 6,807
Posted By chris75
I've been there ! I had an MG ZR with a BBUS...

I've been there ! I had an MG ZR with a BBUS which kept going off at random times and I also ended up burying it in a cupboard after removing it until it died . I then disconnected the internal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 12:47
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By chris75
I've recently fitted these parts from Simon (...

I've recently fitted these parts from Simon ( Xmas present :} ) . Well pleased; good colour match and certainly give the console a lift .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By chris75
The cam profiles are indeed different but I...

The cam profiles are indeed different but I believe the shafts are identical . They certainly look it :} The metal of the shafts is really brittle and is especially at risk on the ends where they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2021, 17:47
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By chris75
Some time ago another member on here kindly...

Some time ago another member on here kindly advised me that this was the bearing for the kv6 , with the right numbers........
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2021, 12:31
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By chris75
If it is only after warming up then it doesn't...

If it is only after warming up then it doesn't sound like the valve stem oil seals . They leak oil whilst the engine is stopped and release a veritable dust-storm of blue smoke when you fire up !
I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2021, 17:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By chris75
I recall reading somewhere that the 43 version of...

I recall reading somewhere that the 43 version of TOAF allowed more things than the later 51 version :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2021, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By chris75
All the ECUs have chips in them...

All the ECUs have chips in them ...........:getmecoat:
:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2021, 12:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By chris75
The rain round here is very dirty :eek: At least...

The rain round here is very dirty :eek: At least the tap water is clean , plus the water company pays my pension :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 12:52
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By chris75
As many have said , get another quote then ring...

As many have said , get another quote then ring the RAC and tell them you don't like their renewal price . With them , if you ask , you get but if you don't then they will rip you off .
I am with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By chris75
:iagree::wot:

:iagree::wot:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 12:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By chris75
I bought a spare pair of heads to refurb at my...

I bought a spare pair of heads to refurb at my leisure . When I dismantled one of them , the inlet camshaft had the locating lug partially broken off at the front end ! :eek: So yes , take care if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2021, 21:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By chris75
Virtually all of them , I should think ! :} ...

Virtually all of them , I should think ! :}
The v6 engines are lovely and the rest of the car is the same as any other . Myself and 2 friends all have one .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2021, 16:41
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By chris75
Very true , but whenever I've been to car shows...

Very true , but whenever I've been to car shows I'm always impressed by red silicone hoses :} So pretty ........:getmecoat:
An opportunity for an enterprising trader ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 12:37
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By chris75
Wow :eek: Not having much to do , I just priced...

Wow :eek: Not having much to do , I just priced that lot on Rimmers site .
£449 :eek::eek::eek: plus postage !
.....for some rubber hoses ?
Must be a much better deal out there , isn't there ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 12:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,010
Posted By chris75
The link in my previous post #21 was wrong :duh: ...

The link in my previous post #21 was wrong :duh:
Now corrected to https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=310623
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 19:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,010
Posted By chris75
Interesting ; I have this too but on a v6 . Be...

Interesting ; I have this too but on a v6 . Be interested if you find anything :}
I have started a post here to avoid hijacking this one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2021, 19:49
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By chris75
Wet drive belt cover

Was just reading a post in the General section by postbasher ( burning smell in cabin ) where he mentions wetness on the drive belt cover / power steering .
I have had this oily wetness round the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 16:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By chris75
As said elsewhere , this is a very misleading...

As said elsewhere , this is a very misleading site due to the model descriptions used . V6 cars are not being scrapped due to belt replacement ; when one is scrapped it will probably be due to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2021, 19:36
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By chris75
:} This was a routine winter practice back in...

:}
This was a routine winter practice back in my Morris Minor days :bowdown:
Posh people could even buy a leather-look radiator blind with opening panels !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 22:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By chris75
You're not wrong ! :xmas-smiley-008: Have a...

You're not wrong ! :xmas-smiley-008:
Have a look at the link in post 2 ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 17:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By chris75
I believe you are talking about the bolt which...

I believe you are talking about the bolt which clamps the bottom of the damper strut into the hub ?
This is what I had to do after I had destroyed the head of the bolt .........
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2020, 12:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By chris75
Batteries kept going flat...

Batteries kept going flat ...........:xmas-smiley-008:



Yes , but the Bosch label looks better when you open the bonnet ! Worth a fiver at showtime ................:shrug::}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2020, 12:13
Replies: 44
Views: 3,228
Posted By chris75
Postie only has to fold it once to get it through...

Postie only has to fold it once to get it through ..............:eek::getmecoat:
Is there a thread which shows which cars made it onto the calendar ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2020, 11:44
Replies: 30
Views: 2,168
Posted By chris75
Thanks , Simon :xmas-smiley-008: That answers...

Thanks , Simon :xmas-smiley-008:
That answers my queries nicely , but I remain intrigued !
I wonder , do any other folk with the Sealey set have this fitting problem ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2020, 17:24
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By chris75
And that's the quandary in a nutshell ! Who wants...

And that's the quandary in a nutshell ! Who wants to take off a good one and replace it with a piece of rubbish which won't last as long as the one you took off ?
If it is a big job then there is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2020, 15:50
Replies: 30
Views: 2,168
Posted By chris75
Apologies if I am teaching my grannie to suck...

Apologies if I am teaching my grannie to suck eggs , but this turning the crankshaft issue has me intrigued , as I've never needed to do it .
Can I ask , first of all , if we are talking about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 23:16
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By chris75
No , It is an oversize post for me too ! Happens...

No , It is an oversize post for me too ! Happens with various posts occasionally and I wonder if it is something to do with the device the posts are sent from ?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 15:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By chris75
Perhaps the quality of your sockets is an issue ?...

Perhaps the quality of your sockets is an issue ? I always use 6 -sided impact sockets with my breaker bar when nuts are seriously tight .
You could always consider borrowing a good impact driver to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 17:05
Replies: 63
Views: 7,438
Posted By chris75
This does not however matter if you have them...

This does not however matter if you have them fitted at a garage as none of them are aware of the drain holes anyway ..........:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2020, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By chris75
I also am not familiar with the 260s in detail ,...

I also am not familiar with the 260s in detail , but I would expect that the body and basic mechanics have much in common with the other 75s .
This being the case ;
1. I am thinking that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2020, 12:22
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By chris75
I'd say a little cheaper , up here in the North ...

I'd say a little cheaper , up here in the North :}, at about £500 - £600 .
Do make sure they will fit decent named parts ; LUK or Borg and Beck for instance .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2020, 21:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By chris75
Dmgrs are selling the caps again ; ...

Dmgrs are selling the caps again ;
https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/kv6-engine-parts/products/kv6-camshaft-end-cap-oil-seal-luc100150-luc100151-genuine-mg
maybe a few people ( like me...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 23:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By chris75
The link you posted shows the caps as part no.4...

The link you posted shows the caps as part no.4 on the exhaust camshafts . The inlets are behind a sprocket and under a cover and use a conventional seal
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 23:44
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By chris75
I support this view , having replaced the caps a...

I support this view , having replaced the caps a number of times for new belts or cylinder head work and never yet had a failure afterwards . They are very awkward to fit in-situ and I have seen some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2020, 17:55
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By chris75
Excellent value ;I hate plastic parts ! Shame...

Excellent value ;I hate plastic parts !
Shame I've got a v6 not a 1.8 ................:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2020, 12:32
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By chris75
Are these the ones ? ...

Are these the ones ?
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-VYD100050
:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2020, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By chris75
Do you actually want winter tyres ?...

Do you actually want winter tyres ? :xmas-smiley-008:
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