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Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 5th July 2022, 14:40
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By FrattonEnder
Typically I'm not double, but triple booked for...

Typically I'm not double, but triple booked for the August dates. I'll need to have words with my social secretary! Hopefully be there for the September ones though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2022, 14:13
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've got some Bosch Aerotwins on my ZT and they...

I've got some Bosch Aerotwins on my ZT and they suffered from what I can only describe as 'lift and judder' at speed right under the pivot. The cheapy Lidl specials I had on before that were fine in...
Forum: Was it you? 17th June 2022, 14:59
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By FrattonEnder
BRG mk1 V6 75 A34 Northbound

Buzzed past an immaculate 75 V6 saloon in BRG on the way back from Portsmouth on Wednesday afternoon on the A34 heading up towards Newbury. Reg was 55 BUS - I was in the very heavily laden blue ZT.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 12:50
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By FrattonEnder
I'm in the process of vinyl wrapping my dash at...

I'm in the process of vinyl wrapping my dash at the moment, as I wanted to get rid of the HMS Invincible look of the cabin in my Zed.
If that's real leather, rather than 'pleather', I reckon it'd...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 08:58
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Got a feeling Halfords have bought out National....

Got a feeling Halfords have bought out National. I seem to remember I had an email from Halfords the other week outlining that the deal has been done and that the National centres were converting to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2022, 11:51
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By FrattonEnder
Would it be possible to go in through the wheel...

Would it be possible to go in through the wheel arch access panel and give the bonnet cables a yank? That's always assuming you can reach them. I guess access may be at a premium if the wheels are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2022, 12:50
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By FrattonEnder
Mine was exactly the same when I got my ZT....

Mine was exactly the same when I got my ZT. Apparently serviced regularly by a 'specialist'. I then checked the air filter and the PCV. Air filter was equally as choked up and the PCV was just a...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 5th May 2022, 12:55
Replies: 45
Views: 2,949
Posted By FrattonEnder
Great news Rob. Just need to get me a pass out...

Great news Rob.
Just need to get me a pass out for one of those dates!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2022, 11:25
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By FrattonEnder
Cheers Steve, I was looking at the wrong end!...

Cheers Steve, I was looking at the wrong end! :duh: I'd expected the plastic pipe to be moulded into the intercooler body. Next time the bumper's off, I'll take a look as I've got a set of viton O...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2022, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By FrattonEnder
Mk2 Diesel Intercooler Hoses

Finally got around to replacing the top intercooler hose last week after it was pointed out at last year's Nano that it looked a little 'squishy'.
Pretty easy to remove the old one and get the new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2022, 11:54
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
A bit of yesterday, today and the rest of the...

A bit of yesterday, today and the rest of the week - getting my list in while I remember!
Bumper off, intercooler top hose replaced - got a bit soft and squidgy.
Headlights off, flatted back,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2022, 09:00
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Looks good. Which Owatrol product did you use?...

Looks good. Which Owatrol product did you use? I've just Googled it and there seems to be stacks! Could do with sorting out the windscreen scuttle panel and wing mirror mounts. Thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2022, 12:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By FrattonEnder
My ZT has been pressed into pretty much daily...

My ZT has been pressed into pretty much daily action since the daily driver Mondeo died back in October last year. She gets used for the daily commute (though I could really cycle, but that's another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 12:16
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By FrattonEnder
Cheers Steve. Plan is to get the arms off in a...

Cheers Steve. Plan is to get the arms off in a few weeks, clean them up and give them a quick once over with a rattle can as they are looking rather shabby. In the meantime, I'll give the pivots a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 10:54
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By FrattonEnder
Tension feels pretty good and both arms feel...

Tension feels pretty good and both arms feel similar. I'll definitely get a drop of oil on those pivot points to see if that does the trick.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 10:25
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By FrattonEnder
Last week driving around Gloucester. It was the...

Last week driving around Gloucester. It was the 1.8 with plastic wheel trims in that metallic orangey-brown that could probably hide a multitude of rust!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 10:22
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By FrattonEnder
Wiper lift

I've noticed something on my Zed with the wiper blades recently in that the contact area becomes variable in really odd places. Before anyone pipes up with 'change your blades', I did so only just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 15:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By FrattonEnder
Avons are still made in the UK as far as I'm...

Avons are still made in the UK as far as I'm aware. Always fitted them to my more sporting Longbridge drives as well as the Mundaneo before she expired. Never had an issue with them. Just waiting for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2022, 14:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,883
Posted By FrattonEnder
According to my better half, local news on the TV...

According to my better half, local news on the TV was warning about this today. That'll definitely spark a panic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2022, 12:13
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
After giving the Zed a good run to Portsmouth and...

After giving the Zed a good run to Portsmouth and back last Friday and then Bristol and back on Saturday, Sunday saw a small damp patch under the engine bay - no undertray when I got her! Closer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2022, 09:42
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
A Saturday afternoon job, gave the Zed a...

A Saturday afternoon job, gave the Zed a thorougly good wash as she'd done quite a few miles over the last couple of weeks and looked like she'd been rallying. Also cracked on with cleaning out the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2022, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By FrattonEnder
£210 for my 55 plate ZT diesel, up a fiver from...

£210 for my 55 plate ZT diesel, up a fiver from last year.




Not entirely sure that's feasible or fair. Many cyclists, like myself, are car owners and are shelling out the fuel tax and VED...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2022, 15:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By FrattonEnder
SGS engineering definitely. Simple to fit and...

SGS engineering definitely. Simple to fit and make the bonnet so much more stable. I got fed up of having the bonnet pin removed from the back of my head and the broom handle was always in the way of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2022, 12:48
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By FrattonEnder
I'm with Admiral on their multi policy (2 cars...

I'm with Admiral on their multi policy (2 cars and the home B&C) for my 55 plate diesel ZT. Think it comes in around £220 for fully comp with protected NCB with 7k miles pa. More than happy with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 12:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By FrattonEnder
I miss the 'dribble wipe' that was on my ZS. Use...

I miss the 'dribble wipe' that was on my ZS. Use the washer and the wipers do their stuff, park and then wipe again to catch that annoying dribble that always runs down the screen in the middle. It's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 12:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've just paid the tax on my CDTi ZT and it was...

I've just paid the tax on my CDTi ZT and it was 'only' £210. The old diesel Mundaneo was even less than that before she expired. I'd definitely go second hand diesel again if and when the Mondeo gets...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2022, 12:08
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By FrattonEnder
That's why I get into trouble washing the cars!...

That's why I get into trouble washing the cars! If I factor in a full polish and wax, that's the weekend gone....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2022, 10:44
Replies: 33
Views: 1,977
Posted By FrattonEnder
When it comes to the time I need to change my...

When it comes to the time I need to change my tyres, I'll go for Avons. I had ZV7s on my Mondeo and my ZS before that with directional ZV1s on my 216GTi and 416. Never had a problem with excessive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2022, 14:41
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By FrattonEnder
Just had my set of 4 delivered from DMGRS, so...

Just had my set of 4 delivered from DMGRS, so once I've cleaned out the holes and liberally squirted up Bilt Hamber's lovely Dynax S50 to keep the corrosion at bay, then I'll try the hosepipe trick -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2022, 13:58
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Got the bucket and sponge out to give the ZT a...

Got the bucket and sponge out to give the ZT a proper good wash after her trip down to the South Coast the weekend before. Wasn't allowed to use the jet washer as I "take too long". Had to do a...
Forum: Was it you? 7th February 2022, 13:52
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By FrattonEnder
Yeah, realised that when I got down there! :duh: ...

Yeah, realised that when I got down there! :duh:

No sign of the ZT, but then with all the traffic the owner may have shifted it somewhere a little safer and less likely to get pranged.
Forum: Was it you? 4th February 2022, 12:08
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By FrattonEnder
Might have to go and have a gander tonight in my...

Might have to go and have a gander tonight in my ZT
Forum: Was it you? 2nd February 2022, 16:54
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By FrattonEnder
Is that the one Westonboy spotted back on the...

Is that the one Westonboy spotted back on the 24th?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=317423
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2022, 16:47
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Absolute filth magnet

Headed down to the south coast yesterday to visit my daughter at uni. ZT performed like a dream. Even my better half said she was running better than ever. Only problem is that dark navy is a filth...
Forum: Was it you? 30th January 2022, 16:42
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By FrattonEnder
Dark Grey ZT - Portsmouth Guildhall

Spotted a dark grey mk1 ZT behind Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday afternoon - **53CVC. Couldn’t remember the first two characters of the reg. 1.8t with hairpin alloys and the bootlid spolier. Would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2022, 15:26
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By FrattonEnder
That's a classy looking colur combo. And the...

That's a classy looking colur combo. And the serpent wheels just set it off a treat. Nice buy Alex
Forum: Was it you? 27th January 2022, 12:46
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By FrattonEnder
Dark blue 75 Tourer

My ZT was followed to work, well part of the way anyway, this morning by a mk1 75 Tourer in dark blue. Looked in great condition. Princess Elizabeth Way through the Kingsditch Lane in Cheltenham. I...
Forum: Was it you? 27th January 2022, 12:42
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By FrattonEnder
Not spotted that one but only just down the road...

Not spotted that one but only just down the road from me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2022, 13:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By FrattonEnder
Thanks for that Rick. I guess then he was having...

Thanks for that Rick. I guess then he was having "a bit of a laugh" with me then. Last time he's getting my business, as he'd failed the car I had in that day!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2022, 14:50
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've just got a set of ZT springs from DMGRS....

I've just got a set of ZT springs from DMGRS. Seem fine and the ride height is about where I'd expect it. Can't remember the cost as I got them with a full set of rear arms.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2022, 14:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,757
Posted By FrattonEnder
Interesting about the reading of what's in the...

Interesting about the reading of what's in the regs. I was chatting to my local MoT tester back last year and number plates came into the conversation. He told me that as long as a vehicle has a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By FrattonEnder
Perfect for lugging all the stuff my daughter's...

Perfect for lugging all the stuff my daughter's accumulating at uni back from the south coast and then back down again for the next 3 years!
I'd be tempted if I had the cash, though I don't think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 16:32
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By FrattonEnder
Never had anything with the L series engine, but...

Never had anything with the L series engine, but owned a 416SLi Saloon and a ZS hatch. Both very practical cars. Comfy and relatively easy to work on from memory - not that I did much of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 12:28
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By FrattonEnder
When I ordered my bonnet & boot struts from SGS,...

When I ordered my bonnet & boot struts from SGS, I just used the marque & model finder rather than measuring and all that. Both sets fitted a treat....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 16:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,084
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've done the bonnet and boot on my ZT with new...

I've done the bonnet and boot on my ZT with new struts from SGS, along with the boot on my departed Mondeo. Simple to fit and the fact I no longer get a bonnet pin or boot latch in my skull when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2021, 15:58
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Well, yesterday I finally got the Zed back on the...

Well, yesterday I finally got the Zed back on the road without a list to starboard. Pretty much a full rear end replacement of springs upper and lower arms. Mechanic said that all the bolts were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By FrattonEnder
Cheers Trikey. The whole shearing thing is one...

Cheers Trikey. The whole shearing thing is one reason why I'm going to hand it over to someone who's got more idea than I have. When I had the rear brakes sorted in the summer, the caliper bolts had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By FrattonEnder
Sorry about that. We've not even hit winter yet,...

Sorry about that. We've not even hit winter yet, so there's a long way to go... Keep smiling though, makes others wonder what you've been up to!



Woken I'm sure is fine. Just wouldn't drop that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 14:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By FrattonEnder
The handbrake is a bit like the Sabb 9-3 if I...

The handbrake is a bit like the Sabb 9-3 if I remember. Test drove a couple about 5 years ago, and I only got caught out once!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 14:08
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By FrattonEnder
Spring is coming!

Or to put it more correctly springs and rear upper and lower arms are coming.
Having spent Sunday crawling around under the back of the Zed to work out what the grinding noise when reversing was,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 14:20
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By FrattonEnder
After a spot of reading up, I'm not going to...

After a spot of reading up, I'm not going to bother with even taking a look at the Mondeo engine. Apparently the timing belt on the 1.8 diesel is a twin belt set up - one toothed belt from the crank...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 15:48
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By FrattonEnder
That was one reason I went for the Mondeo when my...

That was one reason I went for the Mondeo when my ZS got written off - the bullet proof (relative to the K-series) diesel 1.8 - that and the need to get something cheapish to go on hols 5 days later,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 13:22
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By FrattonEnder
Not a good few days

Not had too much luck this year with the fleet. All three have needed cash chucking at them in some shape or form to get them running. ZT needed new rack, rear brakes & front drop links. Mondeo...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 16:13
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By FrattonEnder
I got the email a couple of weeks back, but I've...

I got the email a couple of weeks back, but I've not been able to rejig what I'm doing that weekend - too many other concreete plans that have already had money spent. Shame, as that's one show I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 14:19
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Took the Zed for her first proper run since the...

Took the Zed for her first proper run since the Nano back in the summer. 240 mile round trip down to Portsmouth and she didn't miss a beat. Three up with a boot full on the return leg (picked up my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2021, 13:07
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By FrattonEnder
Exactly the same happened to me just a couple of...

Exactly the same happened to me just a couple of months ago. Backplates had rotted out allowing the brake shoes to rattle round like they were in a tumble drier! I'm fortunate enough to live only 100...
Forum: Was it you? 25th October 2021, 15:05
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By FrattonEnder
Saturday Triple spot

First off, white gold 75 around Gloucester - would have been around 10am.

Second was a black ZT - PO55UYY joining the M3 at junction 9 heading south. Probably around 12.30?

Third, another with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2021, 09:07
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Which is the exact reason I got my local garage...

Which is the exact reason I got my local garage to sort mine:}! That and I didn't have any time between the handbrake packing up and the MOT... wallet considerably lighter but that bit sailed through...
Forum: Was it you? 13th October 2021, 13:03
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By FrattonEnder
Black ZT V8 - Cheltenham

Spotted while on my lunchbreak literally 50m from the office door on The Runnings in Cheltenham. Black mk2 ZT V8 - VO54TLN
Why do I never spot another when I've got my ZT with me?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2021, 12:50
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By FrattonEnder
The 623 GSi was a nice car to drive. My old boss...

The 623 GSi was a nice car to drive. My old boss had one but wasn't much of a driver. Any time we had a team meeting in London, I was always asked to drive. Pale metallic blue with a full leather...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2021, 08:56
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
MOT sorted for another year! Bit of a route to...

MOT sorted for another year!
Bit of a route to get it though.

Failed on Friday with knackered front drop links and a fuel leak from the tank. Thought the worst and so did the garage.
All change...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2021, 08:45
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By FrattonEnder
Local to me (based on the ad location) but never...

Local to me (based on the ad location) but never clapped eyes on it. If I had the spare cash, I'd snap it up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 13:21
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Finally got the Zed back on the road after being...

Finally got the Zed back on the road after being a wee bit poorly over the past 4 weeks. She managed to totaly lunch her handbrake shoes, sounding like a washing machine full of bolts. Typical timing...
Forum: Was it you? 16th August 2021, 13:54
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By FrattonEnder
ZT V8 on the M5

Passed a lovely ZT V8 on the M5 southbound, probably near the Dursley junction, at around 6pm - MG04MAY. Exchanged visual pleasantries with the driver, who was sticking to the limit, while I neeeded...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2021, 16:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By FrattonEnder
I think Jules uses a lacquer to seal headlamps....

I think Jules uses a lacquer to seal headlamps. Saw something on his Facebook page a while back, but can't for the life of me remember the brand - I went and ordered a couple of tins as well! Just...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 9th August 2021, 08:37
Replies: 103
Views: 12,290
Posted By FrattonEnder
Don't think I'm going to be able to make this...

Don't think I'm going to be able to make this one. My daughter's due to start uni at the beginning of October, so I reckon I'll be on logistics duties that weekend. Having said that, it's very much...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 27th July 2021, 16:47
Replies: 103
Views: 12,290
Posted By FrattonEnder
Just wanted to say I had a great couple of days...

Just wanted to say I had a great couple of days at the Nano. My first time at any sort of meet and I've got to say I couldn't have felt more welcome.

Thanks to Arctic for sorting the fan resistor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 09:00
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Decided to wash, polish and wax the ZT yesterday....

Decided to wash, polish and wax the ZT yesterday. Temperature topped out at 32C. First proper clean she's had since I got her. Amazing how well the paintwork came up, especially seeing at there were...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 19th July 2021, 08:56
Replies: 103
Views: 12,290
Posted By FrattonEnder
Sausage & bacon for me please Rob. Should be...

Sausage & bacon for me please Rob. Should be there for 11 and it'll save me stopping off at the Greggs!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2021, 10:06
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By FrattonEnder
That's definitely answered it. That one's not...

That's definitely answered it. That one's not even going on the back burner. I'll get the existing set cleaned up and repainted at some point.



The main reason for asking was to see if I could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2021, 13:26
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By FrattonEnder
Hypothetical Caliper Upgrade

A previous owner of my ZT obviously got busy with the Dulux one weekend and painted all the calipers red and I quite like that look. Spotted a TF the other week with the MG branded 4 pot calipers,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 08:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've had a 416 saloon which was a cracking motor...

I've had a 416 saloon which was a cracking motor until the ECU packed up and it started idling at 4000rpm. Slightly scary! Once I got that fixed, it was a solid little runner that had a little bit of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 15:54
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've used a couple of those metal stereo fitting...

I've used a couple of those metal stereo fitting straps you get from Halfords to secure mine. They need a bit of fettling to shape around the body of the light so the cover can still fit.


My ZT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 15:15
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Finally got around to getting the PS leak sorted,...

Finally got around to getting the PS leak sorted, well, got someone else to do it! Knackered rack seals.
Replacement rack is now in and a couple of other bits seem to have been fixed as well.
...
Forum: Was it you? 28th June 2021, 09:02
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By FrattonEnder
Good weekend for spotting

Bit of a road trip on Friday down to Portsmouth to show my daughter round in readiness for starting Uni. Saw the following on our travels.


2x gold mk1 75s in Gloucester. Could have been the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2021, 16:34
Replies: 86
Views: 8,824
Posted By FrattonEnder
Try this one for size - new and all! ...

Try this one for size - new and all!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-Owner-Handbook-Wallets-NEW-UNUSED/173882674529
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 14:52
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By FrattonEnder
Apart from the last 4 years with the Mundaneo,...

Apart from the last 4 years with the Mundaneo, there's always been a bit of Longbridge in the 'fleet', since first passing my test in 1990. Blame the folks for that as there was usually something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 12:47
Replies: 13,778
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Posted By FrattonEnder
I tend to luck out when I'm out in the ZT and...

I tend to luck out when I'm out in the ZT and rarely see another. Typically when I'm in the Mundaneo, I see a few Longbridge MGs.
Saying that, saw two this morning. Parked up ZT estate in the same...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By FrattonEnder
I wondered that when I bought mine!

I wondered that when I bought mine!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2021, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By FrattonEnder
One for the South West

Spotted this after daring to do a search for ZT bits and bobs.


https://www.ivybridgetradecentre.co.uk/used-mg-zt-ivybridge-devon-3593714


Looks in reasonable nick, though the suspension...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 14:15
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By FrattonEnder
Had similar many years back with my old 213....

Had similar many years back with my old 213. She'd developed a bit of a mis-fire which I couldn't fathom. Took her to the local Rover dealer who said it wasn't a misfire but my 'firm suspension' and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By FrattonEnder
They probably think T-T stands for twin turbo....

They probably think T-T stands for twin turbo. D'oh!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 16:38
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By FrattonEnder
I'm going to need to do this, plus get one of the...

I'm going to need to do this, plus get one of the micro switches replaced on the PCB as the unlock button is cream crackered. Any ideas on getting the latter done? Seen some services on eBay, but not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 08:47
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By FrattonEnder
Steering leak - rack replacement

My steering has been weeping fluid for a while now and I'm finally going to grasp the nettle and get it sorted. Taken a look from on top and underneath and I can't work out exactly where it's coming...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2021, 16:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By FrattonEnder
I found the MGOC to be quite arrogant and rather...

I found the MGOC to be quite arrogant and rather uninterested when I had my ZS, so i wouldn't be surprised if they went pay per view.
MGCC might be a different prospect based on my dealings with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 16:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,416
Posted By FrattonEnder
If you saw the interview with that report's...

If you saw the interview with that report's author on GMB on Tuesday morning, you may have thought it was 1st April all over again. The amount of CO2 he was spouting was unbelievable. Pure comedy....
Forum: Was it you? 28th April 2021, 09:14
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By FrattonEnder
Firefrost mk2 ZT-T

Spotted on Sunday morning around 9.30am in the Longlevens area of Gloucester, a mk2 Firefrost ZT-T with black wheels and black bumper lip protector. Didn't catch the reg as I was half asleep - don't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2021, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By FrattonEnder
Cheers Trikey. So no sub frame drop like the...

Cheers Trikey. So no sub frame drop like the Haynes manual implies. Might be a job too far for the driveway but at least a decent mechanic should be able to manage without dismantling the whole front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By FrattonEnder
On the subject or racks, how much of a PITA is it...

On the subject or racks, how much of a PITA is it to get one changed? My mk2 ZT seems to have developed a leak somewhere on the rack. As far as I can tell it's not at the banjo bolt, which I've been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 17:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By FrattonEnder
Always follow Martin Lewis' mantra and don't auto...

Always follow Martin Lewis' mantra and don't auto renew.

When looking for a new provider, the sweet spot is between 4 and 2 weeks before. Too early and the quote will be higher, leave it too late...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 20th March 2021, 22:31
Replies: 103
Views: 12,290
Posted By FrattonEnder
Planning on being there for the two days, unless...

Planning on being there for the two days, unless our little virulent friend messes things up. Any recommendation of somewhere to stay over? Was thinking the Premier Inn in Cannock. Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2021, 17:21
Replies: 38
Views: 2,314
Posted By FrattonEnder
Always had something that's either Rover or a...

Always had something that's either Rover or a BMC/BL product in the family, as far as I can remember.
Triumph Herald
Morris 1100
Rover P4 80
Triumph Acclaim
Rover 213
Rover 220
Austin Metro
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By FrattonEnder
Is that a bit like Ford's 'deadlocking' then? Two...

Is that a bit like Ford's 'deadlocking' then? Two clicks on the remote lock and all handles are disabled inside.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 17:03
Replies: 58
Views: 3,709
Posted By FrattonEnder
For the 75, I'd go mk1 out of preference, unless...

For the 75, I'd go mk1 out of preference, unless someone dangled a mint V8 under my nose for peanuts. Just looks more classy to me and reminds me of my Dad's P4 with the grille.


As the proud...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 16th February 2021, 17:04
Replies: 103
Views: 12,290
Posted By FrattonEnder
Will try and keep an eye on any updates on this....

Will try and keep an eye on any updates on this. Hopefully I'll be able to get along to one day of the meet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 16:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By FrattonEnder
And to those, all I say is that in the beginning...

And to those, all I say is that in the beginning all MGs were rebadged Morris - albeit a bit fettled!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By FrattonEnder
Owner's Handbooks

If you've lost your mk2 handbook, looking to replace a tatty one or like me, got supplier with a mk1 version, there are stocks of brand new copies on ebay and considerably less than Rimmers (£28 when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By FrattonEnder
Interesting that just nipping up the banjos can...

Interesting that just nipping up the banjos can sort a PS leak. My 2005 ZT diesel has been weeping for a few months, losing around 100ml in a 2-3 week period. i've checked the hoses as best I can and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 17:50
Replies: 42
Views: 3,990
Posted By FrattonEnder
That's made my mind up about a halo conversion....

That's made my mind up about a halo conversion. Saves me a few quid!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 15:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By FrattonEnder
Is that the owner's home? Nice looking car on...

Is that the owner's home?
Nice looking car on the outside. If only I had a spare £1800 and it wasn't a tow-er and wasn't a dog transporter and the boot space wasn't so worn... Guess all that'd clean...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2021, 14:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By FrattonEnder
Also shop around and do it annually. ...

Also shop around and do it annually.



When I got my ZT last year I initially got a quote from RAC, as that's who I insured the Mundaneo with. They wanted a grand! Went with Admiral for around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 16:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By FrattonEnder
I'm currently with Green Flag on the Mundaneo and...

I'm currently with Green Flag on the Mundaneo and upgraded to personal cover when I got the ZT last year. They're another who claim they won't cover vehicles over 15 years old, so I've got until next...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By FrattonEnder
I thought the same last week when I reached into...

I thought the same last week when I reached into the back to grab something I'd dropped. It was an icy blast. Might explain why no one wants to sit in the back!
Forum: Was it you? 6th January 2021, 11:00
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By FrattonEnder
Gloucester Wedgewood Blue Tourer

Mark 1 wedgewood blue tourer (in need of a bit of a wash, but then so does my ZT!) followed me round the Cheltenham Road roundabout on the B4063 at around 1815 on Monday before I dived off down the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2020, 14:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By FrattonEnder
My old ZS failed its MOT once because the read...

My old ZS failed its MOT once because the read door handle was broken off (don't ask!) and you couldn't open that door from the outside. The reasoning the tester gave me was because the door should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2020, 14:23
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By FrattonEnder
Time to rummage under the bonnet then. Don't...

Time to rummage under the bonnet then. Don't think there's anything there, or at least I don't recall anything being there when I was having fun with batteries earlier in the year.
Got to admit,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2020, 13:58
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By FrattonEnder
FBH and how do I know if I've got one

Been browsing through the How To guides to get an idea of what projects I could add to my list of jobs for the spring.

Looking through one on suspension overhaul, I spotted the mention of the FBH...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2020, 12:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By FrattonEnder
I've got a Lidl smart charger and it managed to...

I've got a Lidl smart charger and it managed to fully charge both my 'steamroller flat' Bosch but also my original Hankook which I thought was well past it. Only hadn't binned it because of travel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2020, 16:57
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By FrattonEnder
Could depend on how well the access covers are...

Could depend on how well the access covers are bolted down . If the seals are still in good nick and doing their job then possibly not. I certainly didn't notice any waft of diesel in the cabin when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2020, 11:50
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By FrattonEnder
That happened on my 2005 diesel ZT. Previous...

That happened on my 2005 diesel ZT. Previous owner had replaced the in tank pump and not fitted the seal totally square meaning the locking ring didn't screw down far enough. Every time I filled up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2020, 16:28
Replies: 26
Views: 2,711
Posted By FrattonEnder
Another one for the 'it's springtime and it's...

Another one for the 'it's springtime and it's getting warmer and drier' list.

Did have the seat off a few months back to refit the fuel pump seal (which the previous owner had fitted all wonky...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2020, 16:52
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By FrattonEnder
Wonder if that's why my battery was going flat if...

Wonder if that's why my battery was going flat if the car wasn't used for around 10 days. She's been OK for the last 3 weeks now that I've been running her a couple of times a week.
Don't fancy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2020, 13:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By FrattonEnder
What I've noticed with these 'security issues' is...

What I've noticed with these 'security issues' is it isn't normally the site you're going to that has the issue. It's normally because you're using the same password across multiple sites, and one of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 13:41
Replies: 32
Views: 3,241
Posted By FrattonEnder
SGS are a reasonable price too. Around £15 per...

SGS are a reasonable price too. Around £15 per pair if memory serves.


The genuine MGR ones at Rimmers are £30+ a piece!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 11:29
Replies: 32
Views: 3,241
Posted By FrattonEnder
A definite vote for SGS from me. Replaced mine...

A definite vote for SGS from me. Replaced mine back in May when I got brained by the bonnet coming down. Saw stars that day! :conehead:

A new set makes it easier to access the bonnet catch on my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 10:46
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By FrattonEnder
75 & ZT t-shirts

Don't know if anyone has already mentioned this, but you can get t-shirts with the 75 or ZT on them. Even get them personalised with your reg number.



I've managed to bag a MK2 ZT in blue, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2020, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Got one of those, so I'll have to dig it out....

Got one of those, so I'll have to dig it out. Mine plugs into the lighter socket. As it's permanently live, it's designed to top the battery up that way.
Need to get the battery charged up first!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2020, 11:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Sounds likely then. I can normally leave her for...

Sounds likely then. I can normally leave her for a week and she'll fire up first time without any issues. The downpour we had Wednesday/Thursday last week probably overwhelmed the plenum drains...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2020, 10:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Ooo, that's a thought. We did have some pretty...

Ooo, that's a thought. We did have some pretty biblical rain at the end of last week which could have overwhelmed the plenum drains and caused the glow plug relay to get its feet wet. I haven't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2020, 09:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Thanks for all the pointers. Plan of...

Thanks for all the pointers.


Plan of action is:
- charge the battery up off the car and reinstall in the next couple of days (only because I need to move her)
- check the drain when everything...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 16:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
I hope it's OK. It was brand new back in May. And...

I hope it's OK. It was brand new back in May. And not a dodgy brand either - went for Bosch. If it's not, I won't be happy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 15:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Nope, poverty spec on that front!

Nope, poverty spec on that front!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 14:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By FrattonEnder
Battery Eater

My 2005 ZT diesel has got herself an appetite for munching through the battery if she's not run a few times a week. A couple of time this year she's done it after being sat for about 10 days. As far...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 14:34
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By FrattonEnder
Re-badging

Got my ZT back in Feb this year and all the badges were in a pretty sorry state. Knowing how poorly manufactured the originals were (plastic backed, transfer and plastic film covering) as I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2020, 12:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By FrattonEnder
Similar to the issue I had. My seal was actually...

Similar to the issue I had. My seal was actually reversed, with the inner lip on the outside. Now I've reversed it, it's been dry so far but then we've not had much rain in the past 10 days! Did have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 10:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By FrattonEnder
Have you tried cleaning out the gap between the...

Have you tried cleaning out the gap between the bodywork and the bumper where the two meet at the bottom lip of the boot aperture? I've had a similar issue with mine - ended up being the seal fitted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 15:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By FrattonEnder
Have you tried DMGRS? I'm sure I had an email...

Have you tried DMGRS? I'm sure I had an email recently saying they got engine mounts in, or due in soon.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 12:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By FrattonEnder
Quite a few posts on here have recommended...

Quite a few posts on here have recommended silicone sealing the seal, Harry, so I gave it a whirl. It's to try and prevent capillary action if the seal beading isn't quite as tight as it should be....
Forum: Was it you? 6th October 2020, 16:24
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By FrattonEnder
Silver ZT-T, Gloucester

Spotted on Saturday afternoon (3 Oct) on Abbeymead Avenue near the Upton Lane junction. Silver Mk1 ZT-T in visually very good condition.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2020, 10:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By FrattonEnder
Boot seal cross section

Does anyone have a photo or a technical drawing of the boot seal? I'm not sure mine is the genuine thing which may explain why water's getting in when it rains. It just doesn't sit right and even...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2020, 13:36
Replies: 452
Views: 477,186
Posted By FrattonEnder
Thanks for the extra pics Arctic. Will have to...

Thanks for the extra pics Arctic. Will have to have a play around with those drain tubes when the weather perks up again. I think my tubes may have been trimmed already as I ran an inspection camera...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2020, 09:00
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By FrattonEnder
Thanks VVC-Geeza Obvously they jusy don't...

Thanks VVC-Geeza


Obvously they jusy don't do email then!


Will have to give them a call at the weekend as I need to check a part, as they've not loaded a picture so not sure if it's for a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2020, 15:23
Replies: 452
Views: 477,186
Posted By FrattonEnder
You selling your services again Jules! Bit of a...

You selling your services again Jules!
Bit of a trek for me to North Wales at the moment. Dealer I bought her off thought that was the case.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 15:21
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By FrattonEnder
Brown & Gammons

Has anyone had any luck getting in touch with Brown & Gammons (www.ukmgparts.com) for spares recently?
Been trying by email to enquire about a couple of parts and they're just getting ignored....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2020, 14:27
Replies: 452
Views: 477,186
Posted By FrattonEnder
Thanks Jules My trip screen displays 'err' when...

Thanks Jules
My trip screen displays 'err' when the engine's running so doing diagnostics on the run might be a bit tricky. I can access the diagnostics when the engine isn't running, so maybe I can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2020, 13:19
Replies: 452
Views: 477,186
Posted By FrattonEnder
Plenum clear out

Finally got around to clearing out the plenum drain tubes on my ZT mk2 at the weekend - what a state they were in!


A few observations from me.

1 - not sure the spyhole mod will work on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2020, 14:32
Replies: 15
Views: 3,099
Posted By FrattonEnder
That sounds just like mine. Using the remote, the...

That sounds just like mine. Using the remote, the driver's lock makes the right sort of noises, but won't unlock unless you use the key. Pretty certain the internal console button unlocks the...
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