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Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By sworks
They charge for bulb and wiper blade fitting

They charge for bulb and wiper blade fitting
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:29
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By sworks
Twice today Iíve quoted your advice Andy...

Twice today Iíve quoted your advice Andy :bowdown: In my experience digital photos donít get viewed just stored. Actually holding a photo in your hand and remembering the event or reason behind it...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:25
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday David

Happy Birthday David
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:22
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By sworks
Some newer cars have speed dependant headlights...

Some newer cars have speed dependant headlights where the beam is shorter round town then extends further forward at speed automatically as it’s deemed that at speed your more likely to be on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 18:19
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By sworks
If you can get some soapy water in a spray bottle...

If you can get some soapy water in a spray bottle and spray around the valve then give it a wiggle whilst looking for bubbles providing itís a rubber valve.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 12:09
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By sworks
Generally with gradual air loss if thereís no...

Generally with gradual air loss if thereís no puncture it can only be a few things. The valve, is the core tight? You say there were no bubbles when submerged, did you apply movement to the valve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 18:18
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By sworks
My mini cooper S was with Adrian Flux for over 20...

My mini cooper S was with Adrian Flux for over 20 years until they massively under valued it. I switched to Footman James and they were very good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By sworks
Good news Bob, got to keep those yellows going

Good news Bob, got to keep those yellows going
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 23:31
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By sworks
The club has access to the build data, if you...

The club has access to the build data, if you message Paul (Reebs) he can let you know the info you need. Paul recently helped with the info on a TF for me.
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By sworks
Talking of Michael Caine momentoís. I have a very...

Talking of Michael Caine momentoís. I have a very nice framed photo of Michael Caine and Noel Coward from the scene in the Italian Job where ĎCharlieí breaks into Mr Bridgerís toilet. Accompanied by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By sworks
Yep, the filter is integrated into the rubber...

Yep, the filter is integrated into the rubber seal between the bottle and pump. Once cleaned and refitted donít use too much screen wash ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 10:43
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By sworks
I love these Ďnever trust a main dealerí...

I love these Ďnever trust a main dealerí stories.... I wouldnít like to guess how much as a percentage the factual technical data posted on this site in the early days original came from people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2022, 14:55
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
Any EV trained tech can work on any EV car, the...

Any EV trained tech can work on any EV car, the problem being education and training. Main dealers have to do this to fall in line with manufacturer standards. Many independents are now also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2022, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By sworks
Values of sought after cars of any make have...

Values of sought after cars of any make have pretty much been thrown out the window. If itís the car for you then the value is almost irrelevant.
I sold an MG TF around 7 years ago and Iím on the...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd January 2022, 10:43
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By sworks
Can I be a Ďpossibleí not sure which car I will...

Can I be a Ďpossibleí not sure which car I will be using.....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2022, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By sworks
It can be difficult to see, some cars have the...

It can be difficult to see, some cars have the pipe ‘closed’ and once the vac pipe is replaced it’s impossible to know. Other bypass parts look exactly like the egr but is blanked where the...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 30th December 2021, 22:35
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
Iíll get in touch after Ive placed an order....

Iíll get in touch after Ive placed an order. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 29th December 2021, 20:34
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
I often have the use of the local Hyundai dealers...

I often have the use of the local Hyundai dealers Ioniq5 and itís an amazing piece of kit. Iím not sure the budget will stretch to one but we will have to see, that and can I live with no home...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 28th December 2021, 20:30
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
Wow, 12 months already. Iím looking to change the...

Wow, 12 months already. Iím looking to change the ioniq HEV in 2022 and seeing the Ioniq5 is probably out of reach iíve been looking at the new long range ZS. I need to have a re read through this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 16:35
Replies: 71
Views: 4,508
Posted By sworks
So sorry to read this, thinking of you at this...

So sorry to read this, thinking of you at this sad time
Forum: Items Wanted 26th December 2021, 15:47
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By sworks
Maybe just as well, original surrounds havenít...

Maybe just as well, original surrounds havenít been available for years
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 12:51
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By sworks
Heat shields are now part of the MOT

Heat shields are now part of the MOT
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By sworks
It was ok, not brilliant. Iíve always been a fan...

It was ok, not brilliant. Iíve always been a fan but I think itís coming to an end and maybe time to bow out. Jeremy Clarksonís farm programme was one of the best tv shows Iíve seen in ages. but I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 12:43
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Bob

Happy Birthday Bob
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 11:42
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Paul

Happy Birthday Paul
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 16:49
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By sworks
Neither should politics but here we are........

Neither should politics but here we are........
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 16:43
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By sworks
Thereís lots of talk about EVís being over...

Thereís lots of talk about EVís being over priced. A quick check online showís that a 75 at £22,000 in 2004 would be the equivalent of around £34,542 in 2020
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 17:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,388
Posted By sworks
I set out to post but in the end I just couldnít...

I set out to post but in the end I just couldnít be bothered and deleted what I posted before I hit submit.......
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By sworks
I’m guessing you didn’t watch today’s race? I...

I’m guessing you didn’t watch today’s race? I used to be a huge speedway fan and disagree about the first corner, absolutely on the edge racing for four laps. Absolutely love darts though and looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 12:10
Replies: 38
Views: 2,953
Posted By sworks
There is profit in parts, the garage will buy at...

There is profit in parts, the garage will buy at trade and sell at retail but itís not a huge amount, itís all about managing warranty and fitting parts they are happy to fit.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 20:45
Replies: 38
Views: 2,953
Posted By sworks
Nothing to do with mark up on parts, would you go...

Nothing to do with mark up on parts, would you go to a restaurant and take your own food for the chef to cook?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,200
Posted By sworks
C Tec chargers are pretty much the go to charger...

C Tec chargers are pretty much the go to charger for long term use....

This reminds me of an incident many many many years ago. A colleague was refitting a cylinder head on a Rover 800 after doing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,953
Posted By sworks
The problem with customer supplied parts is that...

The problem with customer supplied parts is that the garage has no idea of quality and so canít warrant their work. If the garage supplies and fits the parts the full warranty is with them, supplied...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 2,953
Posted By sworks
Potentially too much trouble for the cost of the...

Potentially too much trouble for the cost of the job. The last brake pipe I fitted to a 75/ZT when loosening the pipe the flexi ferrule corroded away to nothing which also needed replaced. Passenger...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 08:25
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday mate

Happy Birthday mate
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 08:23
Replies: 180
Views: 15,534
Posted By sworks
So very sorry to read this Andy, I was only lucky...

So very sorry to read this Andy, I was only lucky enough to meet Debs the once but she absolutely lit up the room with her energy and personality. Thinking of you all today mate, take care..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 10:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By sworks
Hereís the club shop email address ...

Hereís the club shop email address shop@the75andztclub.co.uk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:27
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
There are quite a few untruths regarding EV cars...

There are quite a few untruths regarding EV cars that get banded about but Iíd say try one? I currently have an ioniq hybrid which has a 240 volt battery and a petrol engine and next year iím looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:18
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
It can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but...

It can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but 360 to 400 seem to be the ball park figure. However, as Simon says the MG ZS is around 450 and the newly launched IONIQ5 is 800. With the correct dc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:11
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
Small enough to be difficult to measure in terms...

Small enough to be difficult to measure in terms of range use
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 22:54
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
Not true ;)

Not true ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 22:54
Replies: 117
Views: 5,882
Posted By sworks
The only thing to affect the range is the cabin...

The only thing to affect the range is the cabin heater, lights, wiper, heated seats etc etc won’t as they aren’t powered by the high voltage battery. The obvious thing to do in winter is to pre heat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 21:15
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By sworks
The reality is that however much we like these...

The reality is that however much we like these cars as they get older itís all about keeping them going to the best of our ability. The front drop links on my car lasted 14 years, the replacement 14...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By sworks
From a manufacturing point of view they have to...

From a manufacturing point of view they have to move forward with technology or they will be left behind other manufacturers . From a tech point of view they are becoming incredibly difficult to fix...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By sworks
I’ve not read the article but the way I...

I’ve not read the article but the way I understood it was that the app side went down but the cars weren’t stranded as there was another means of entering? My Ioniq has remote opening via an app but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2021, 11:52
Replies: 25
Views: 2,790
Posted By sworks
The old girl still scrubs up rather well......

The old girl still scrubs up rather well......
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By sworks
Happy belated Birthday

Happy belated Birthday
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 16:55
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By sworks
It was parked at Longbridge last time I was there...

It was parked at Longbridge last time I was there about 3 years ago. I believe it was used originally for driving Ďguestsí to and from the plant.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,405
Posted By sworks
Another vote for the Payen BW750, I use these...

Another vote for the Payen BW750, I use these even if the liner heights are ok.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2021, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By sworks
Good to hear the car is back on the road, Terry...

Good to hear the car is back on the road, Terry is an absolute legend! Iíve not had the privilege to speak to either of you for a while but looking forward to it at the next opportunity
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 09:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By sworks
I think with regards to future classics we are...

I think with regards to future classics we are limited now even with ICE variants. There will be some stand out cars like the 595 Abarth, Yaris GR, John Cooper works etc that will evolve into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 20:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By sworks
Iíd also be checking that the pad lining hasnít...

Iíd also be checking that the pad lining hasnít detached from the backing
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 19:23
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By sworks
As advisories they wonít affect the retest other...

As advisories they wonít affect the retest other than staying as advisories but something you need to think about having rectified
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 25th September 2021, 09:41
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By sworks
It is quite a nice area ;)

It is quite a nice area ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 18:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By sworks
Absolutely the best piece of advice so far, you...

Absolutely the best piece of advice so far, you need to be in control of what you are checking.
I use a meter a lot at work and have three. A Fluke I purchased around 28 years ago for basic voltage...
Forum: Social Forum 18th September 2021, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By sworks
I desperately wanted a C5 when I was younger,...

I desperately wanted a C5 when I was younger, still do now. An absolute genius that was way ahead of his time!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2021, 17:28
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By sworks
Thanks Paul thatís good to know for the future, I...

Thanks Paul thatís good to know for the future, I bowed out of purchasing the one I had in mind due to a few MOT issues I wasnít happy with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 18:40
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By sworks
Thanks Paul, itís not a 75 or ZT but a TF. Iím...

Thanks Paul, itís not a 75 or ZT but a TF. Iím guessing the club records just hold info for this marque?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 18:38
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By sworks
I did see a link on a google search for something...

I did see a link on a google search for something similar and it requested that I joined the MG owners club first so thatís maybe the case.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 17:28
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By sworks
Build data?

Did the website Ďmg-rover.infoí ever recover or move to another site or was it removed? Looking at buying another car and Iíd be interested in checking the build data.
Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2021, 19:39
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By sworks
I watched this and annoyed Mrs sworks by...

I watched this and annoyed Mrs sworks by disagreeing at the tv as it went on……. There’s a lot of inaccuracies regarding the K series in my opinion
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 19:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By sworks
Not true, the mot is still minimum standard of...

Not true, the mot is still minimum standard of roadworthiness
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2021, 11:41
Replies: 63
Views: 4,968
Posted By sworks
I must be in the minority, I absolutely love my...

I must be in the minority, I absolutely love my 75 and it is looked after with no expense spared but it’s a 16 year old car and it drives that way. The tech in its day was pretty good thanks to BMW...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2021, 17:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By sworks
I appreciate that, I use mine daily so I need...

I appreciate that, I use mine daily so I need accuracy and good build quality
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2021, 22:18
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By sworks
I use Snap On 1/2Ē and 3/8 digital torque...

I use Snap On 1/2Ē and 3/8 digital torque wrenches. They beep, vibrate and also do angles. Amazing pieces of kit but not cheap at around £1000 for the pair
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 20:42
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By sworks
Ive seen this already

Ive seen this already
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 20:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By sworks
It is quite common with older cars for the pipes...

It is quite common with older cars for the pipes to go whilst on the rollers. The steel pipe on my coupe didnít even look that corroded and if it could of been seen wouldnít of even been an advise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 20:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By sworks
My coupe did the same, brake pipes seemed fine...

My coupe did the same, brake pipes seemed fine but once on the rollers the pressure can be more concentrated than normal use, when on the road as you slow down you use less pressure. Mine was the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2021, 21:41
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By sworks
New car....

Long story condensed... I had a gorgeous Trophy Yellow TF and spotted an equally gorgeous R8 coupe Tomcat so sold the TF and regretted it the moment it drove away! Ran the Tomcat and missed...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2021, 22:09
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Mike, take care

Sorry to read this Mike, take care
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2021, 22:07
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By sworks
The Olympics is just the warm up for the main...

The Olympics is just the warm up for the main event, the Paralympics
Forum: NAC & SAIC 10th August 2021, 22:03
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
I only have experience of Hyundai EVís and they...

I only have experience of Hyundai EVís and they are just plug and play no balancing, there is cell balancing going on in the background but not whilst charging. On another not Cumbria finally has an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 21:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By sworks
This is correct, itís just how the wording is on...

This is correct, itís just how the wording is on the certificate.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 8th August 2021, 19:06
Replies: 35
Views: 5,586
Posted By sworks
Houghton hall garden centre Carlisle or Lowther...

Houghton hall garden centre Carlisle or Lowther castle Penrith maybe? Iíve not been to either just suggestions
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 08:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By sworks
As Phil says above. On the MOT system there are...

As Phil says above. On the MOT system there are two boxes for tread 1.6 and 1.0 limits so they may of just ticked the wrong box. The edge of the tyre isnít classed as part of the tread as itís not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 21:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By sworks
Congratulations to you all

Congratulations to you all
Forum: Social Forum 1st August 2021, 08:21
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By sworks
As well as the 75 we have these three....

As well as the 75 we have these three. Desperately want another convertible after selling the Tomcat but canít decide between another TF or a MINI
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2021, 22:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By sworks
I upgraded earlier this year, I went from 55Ē to...

I upgraded earlier this year, I went from 55Ē to 65Ē and itís a brilliant piece of kit. HD is a must but most channels are now available in HD format. We live in a house thatís just over 100 years...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 20th July 2021, 23:25
Replies: 35
Views: 5,586
Posted By sworks
It wouldnít be the first time a Tomcat had...

It wouldnít be the first time a Tomcat had attended the Gretna meet ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 15:09
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By sworks
I suppose they owned mine, at least they bought...

I suppose they owned mine, at least they bought it off the receivers after closure so they could still donate it to the air ambulance service......

In reality any cars they were seen in will of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2021, 19:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By sworks
I have the premium grille but no sunroof or...

I have the premium grille but no sunroof or traction control. Just as well Iím more a Tag Heuer fan than Rolex :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2021, 16:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By sworks
SIMPLY THE ROLEX OF ROVER 75 TOURER EVER...

SIMPLY THE ROLEX OF ROVER 75 TOURER EVER PRODUCED!! THIS UNIQUE EXQUISITE VEHICLE REALLY HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED!!

Looks nice but not 12k nice, I think I’d still prefer my tourer....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 08:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By sworks
Tyres are generally around 7mm from new and being...

Tyres are generally around 7mm from new and being down to 5mm after 6,000 miles I’d say is acceptable. The difference between the 5mm and 4.6mm on the edge in my opinion is acceptable at .4mm as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By sworks
New rules unfortunately

New rules unfortunately
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Chris, some would argue the R8...

Sorry to read this Chris, some would argue the R8 cars were the best built cars to leave Longbridge. Donít be a stranger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 21:17
Replies: 25
Views: 1,823
Posted By sworks
None of us are getting any younger and some of us...

None of us are getting any younger and some of us are getting er... larger. I welcome wider opening doors :}
As a side note, the new Nissan is actually rather nice
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2021, 07:10
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Russ :birthday:

Happy Birthday Russ :birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2021, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By sworks
The ptc heater will use some voltage but not 30%....

The ptc heater will use some voltage but not 30%. The positive side is that the ptc heater gets up to temp very quickly and can then be turned off, not many people have their heater running full...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 15th June 2021, 21:16
Replies: 18
Views: 6,770
Posted By sworks
The Ioniq is brilliant. I know all about the...

The Ioniq is brilliant. I know all about the reset button, Iím a Hyundai tech ;)
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2021, 21:11
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By sworks
Hyundai have had the fuel cell ix35 for a few...

Hyundai have had the fuel cell ix35 for a few years now and also the newer NEXO
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2021, 13:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By sworks
Iíve watched 5 episodes since Friday evening,...

Iíve watched 5 episodes since Friday evening, absolutely brilliant tv
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 13:14
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By sworks
Another vote for NextBase

Another vote for NextBase
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 18:45
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By sworks
Undertrays

Whoís still using them and whoís removed them?

I carried out some work on the 75 today and replaced discs and pads all round and changed the oil and filter. The under tray was only held on by 3...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2021, 06:04
Replies: 121
Views: 10,287
Posted By sworks
Wishing you a speedy recovery Richard

Wishing you a speedy recovery Richard
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2021, 06:06
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Phil

Happy Birthday Phil
Forum: Photography Corner 31st May 2021, 10:02
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By sworks
A few pictures of 'Marmite'

I had the camera out yesterday to do some car photography, click the link to show them all

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sworks/?
...
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2021, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By sworks
Thank you all, itís much appreciated

Thank you all, itís much appreciated
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 12:14
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By sworks
When I did the model launch course in around 2003...

When I did the model launch course in around 2003 I think I’m certain it was 1800 only, that may of changed afterwards? Although a ‘factory’ option they were converted after the car was built iirc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By sworks
Iíve got the original MGR lpg course notes...

Iíve got the original MGR lpg course notes somewhere..... Iím fairly certain it was only a factory option on the 1800 though
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2021, 19:25
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By sworks
Saw the thread title and thought somebody had...

Saw the thread title and thought somebody had MOTíd my car :D
Forum: Photography Corner 4th May 2021, 19:58
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By sworks
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 3rd May 2021, 07:38
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
Whenever we have any checks done we get ďthat...

Whenever we have any checks done we get ďthat fuse box is really old you should get rewiredĒ Need to see if itís rated at 60A or 100A but itís well hidden and difficult to get to :duh: It would be...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 3rd May 2021, 06:26
Replies: 162
Views: 23,586
Posted By sworks
Good to see your enjoying the car, I changed our...

Good to see your enjoying the car, I changed our petrol auto ZS after about 8 months as I couldnít get a running issue fixed and any dealer that didnít supply it would not look at it. I changed it...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd May 2021, 20:22
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By sworks
classic mini and Abarth shoot

I had the opportunity of an empty building before a refit starts tomorrow and a charged camera battery. The mini cooper and Abarth were cleaned and an enjoyable afternoon with the camera as it's been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 18:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By sworks
Pm sent ;)

Pm sent ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 21:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By sworks
This is the dealer supplied manual, came with...

This is the dealer supplied manual, came with markers that you could draw on the diagram then rub off. Got one somewhere in the garage I think
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2021, 21:30
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By sworks
I wasnít that keen on it, would of been better as...

I wasnít that keen on it, would of been better as a standard P5
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 20th April 2021, 19:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By sworks
Looking good mate

Looking good mate
Forum: Items Wanted 16th April 2021, 15:52
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By sworks
Vac pipe rubber end

Looking for the rubber joint piece that goes between the plastic vac pipe and the turbo on an 1800 k series. Donít need all the pipework as itís just the end thatís split. Anybody got one or know...
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2021, 22:41
Replies: 82
Views: 4,734
Posted By sworks
Very privileged to of met him once, he came...

Very privileged to of met him once, he came across as a very nice guy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2021, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By sworks
16 years ago today.....

16 years ago today on the 5th April 2005 436 cars came off the production line at Longbridge. Three of these were Rover 75 Contemporary SE tourers painted Trophy Yellow. The first car went down the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 13:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By sworks
My dealer supplied wing covers. Yes, I know the...

My dealer supplied wing covers. Yes, I know the grass and hedge needs cut :}

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/9576069bfd1ae1bc.jpg


...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 12:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By sworks
I get this a lot and can never remember how to...

I get this a lot and can never remember how to get round it as I don’t post pictures often. I’ve tried to upload some pictures of my wing covers from my iPhone and getting the same message about not...
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2021, 10:33
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By sworks
The problem with tilt alarms is that they can...

The problem with tilt alarms is that they can false alarm when it’s windy, I believe there are some companies that do specific kit’s to prevent cat’s being stolen so maybe worth a look. Having...
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2021, 10:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By sworks
Just over 14 years for me and three 75 tourers....

Just over 14 years for me and three 75 tourers. The first was a Royal Blue MK1 1800 turbo (Car of the show at the 2007 National day) this was followed by a Silver MK2 1800 nasp and then the current...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2021, 09:57
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By sworks
I had a similar issue with mine not opening on...

I had a similar issue with mine not opening on the tailgate button but would pop open if the unlock button on the remote was pressed. I allocated some time the following weekend to strip out the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 09:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By sworks
I scored 12, really must try and polish it every...

I scored 12, really must try and polish it every week for an extra point :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 09:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By sworks
Funnily enough I was having a sort out in the...

Funnily enough I was having a sort out in the garage yesterday, 10 bin bags and an old lawn mower loaded into the tourer for a tip run...... Whilst sorting out I have uncovered my K series liner...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 22:14
Replies: 122
Views: 12,081
Posted By sworks
I think the market is decreasing as I was only...

I think the market is decreasing as I was only asked twice last week :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2021, 22:08
Replies: 42
Views: 3,776
Posted By sworks
New special notice released in the last few...

New special notice released in the last few days.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2021, 21:12
Replies: 122
Views: 12,081
Posted By sworks
Brilliant thread revival, Iíve just re read it...

Brilliant thread revival, Iíve just re read it from the start :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2021, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By sworks
Please tell me you have your own cinema room with...

Please tell me you have your own cinema room with projector connected to the video player and all your tapes on show ready to watch?
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2021, 17:17
Replies: 119
Views: 6,606
Posted By sworks
I had the Pfizer and felt a bit rough the next...

I had the Pfizer and felt a bit rough the next day, not too bad headache and ached a bit. My two kids had the Oxford version and were both really unwell for 24 hours
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 17:03
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By sworks
Just not all of the time :D

Just not all of the time :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 17:00
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By sworks
Why do most people think that garages rip them...

Why do most people think that garages rip them off?
The majority of technical knowledge within this site has came from people involved within the MGR network, ex factory workers and trade...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By sworks
Well spotted :D

Well spotted :D
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2021, 19:32
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By sworks
Iíve just left Adrian Flux after 25 years with my...

Iíve just left Adrian Flux after 25 years with my modified classic mini cooper S. I got my renewal through and they under valued my car by £12,000. I had an independent valuation by the British Mini...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2021, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sworks
We had 4 of these before moving on to 75ís....

We had 4 of these before moving on to 75ís. Absolutely loved them as a family car. On an M reg it will be a Honda derivative but I always preferred the K series cars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2021, 18:24
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
I phoned the RAC on the way home from work with...

I phoned the RAC on the way home from work with every intention to cancel They matched the AA offer, gave me free key insurance and 3 months free cover. I should of probably went with the AA on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 20:58
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
Same cover with AA is £180. Iíve sent a message...

Same cover with AA is £180. Iíve sent a message asking if they have an age restriction on vehicles and if not Iím jumping ship. It seems as though thereís no reward for loyalty!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 19:54
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
Thanks everybody, Iíll have a look at the options...

Thanks everybody, Iíll have a look at the options posted
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 09:46
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
I think it went up significantly when I added my...

I think it went up significantly when I added my Son about two years ago. He commutes to university 45 miles away and for peace of mind it made sense. Iíve stuck with them as you know what your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 09:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
It does sound excessive and Iíve only ever called...

It does sound excessive and Iíve only ever called them out once about 5 years ago. I just need some comparisons, I looked a few years ago but a few other companies restricted age so I stayed with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 08:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By sworks
Breakdown question?

I know this gets asked a lot but who at the moment is a good company for cover? We live in the middle of nowhere so Iím with the RAC. They cover me and my son rather than any of the cars and will...
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2021, 13:58
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By sworks
Nice car, I’m sure you will enjoy it

Nice car, I’m sure you will enjoy it
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2021, 13:55
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By sworks
Iím not sure autodata would give that specific...

Iím not sure autodata would give that specific info. It has some standard times but mostly the more generic jobs. If itís the interior heater blower itís maybe worth having a look in the passenger...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 15:45
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By sworks
Is there any free play in the cable at the...

Is there any free play in the cable at the throttle body?
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 15:39
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By sworks
We bought it for my son as his next car as he was...

We bought it for my son as his next car as he was due an upgrade. The most obvious thing is how often other people tail gate you whilst your in it......
Researching Abarth garages with a view of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2021, 21:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By sworks
How do you find ISTA Brian?

How do you find ISTA Brian?
Forum: Social Forum 17th January 2021, 22:10
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By sworks
Pretty much bang on :}

Pretty much bang on :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 22:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By sworks
Excellent advice as usual by Brian, definitely...

Excellent advice as usual by Brian, definitely head to Souls first
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 09:58
Replies: 42
Views: 3,776
Posted By sworks
Factory fitted day time running lights turn off...

Factory fitted day time running lights turn off when headlights are turned on, some manufactures also design their cars so that once you apply the hand brake this also turns off the daytime running...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2021, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By sworks
Monza exhaust with 4 tail pipes does sound good...

Monza exhaust with 4 tail pipes does sound good in Ďsportí mode ;)
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2021, 21:50
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By sworks
New car...

The new car to the fleet, 180bhp, Brembo brakes and Sabelt seats. An adrenaline green Abarth 595 competizione anniversario

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/95760020c746f02a.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 16:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By sworks
The high voltage battery is between 240 and 360

The high voltage battery is between 240 and 360
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2021, 15:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By sworks
The battery reset button on the Ioniq dash Is for...

The battery reset button on the Ioniq dash Is for the 12 volt side, it is to reset a relay and allow the high voltage EV battery to allow some charge into the 12 volt lithium ion battery. Much easier...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 19:17
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By sworks
Heater motor and lights will be covered by the...

Heater motor and lights will be covered by the original 12 volt system
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2020, 17:14
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By sworks
It’s one of those questions where there is no...

It’s one of those questions where there is no right or wrong answer. No manufacturer stipulates the changing of the water pump at the same time as the cambelt change but it’s time effective to do it....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2020, 08:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,105
Posted By sworks
Iíve heard of other tyre outlets not balancing...

Iíve heard of other tyre outlets not balancing rear tyres, not forgetting, they just donít think itís needed
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2020, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By sworks
Tiny Lives, courtesy of the RVI Newcastle. Our...

Tiny Lives, courtesy of the RVI Newcastle. Our preferred charity for over 20 years
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