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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 21:48
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By SCP440
A couple of years ago we went to stay with some...

A couple of years ago we went to stay with some relies in the US, one night there daughter offered to take us out for a Mexican at there favourite restaurant. They picked us up in the Dodge Pickup (...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 20:42
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By SCP440
An average car needs to do at least 80k miles...

An average car needs to do at least 80k miles just to equal the amount of energy it takes to make it.

This is often left out when the ''Greens'' get involved about pollution. The greenest cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 07:36
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By SCP440
They do this to save them selves the hassle of...

They do this to save them selves the hassle of numerous warranty problems, a used car dealer I know well will rarely sell anything over 6 years old for this very reason and as he has said the odd...
Forum: Social Forum 15th August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By SCP440
Word of warning, if you spill any fruit juice on...

Word of warning, if you spill any fruit juice on the worktop clear it up immediately. The acid in the juice will damage the surface very quickly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 16:49
Replies: 52
Views: 1,319
Posted By SCP440
This is not unique to our cars, a mate was...

This is not unique to our cars, a mate was swapping his Ford Galaxy in against a newer one at a Ford Dealer and they offered him £50 :eek:, One owner from new, 70k, full Ford service history and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2019, 17:19
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By SCP440
An air brush can also work well, good for fading...

An air brush can also work well, good for fading in areas but be very careful of over spray.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 18:47
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By SCP440
Think yourself as lucky, you can do this work and...

Think yourself as lucky, you can do this work and the parts you buy are affordable.

Last week I had to tell the owner of a 2007 Merc E class that he needed to spend over £1000 on parts to get...
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 23:13
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By SCP440
I am not sure if I am getting old but Nigella is...

I am not sure if I am getting old but Nigella is the one I would go for, just think of the breakfast ;).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 23:09
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By SCP440
From what I have seen recently with friends with...

From what I have seen recently with friends with newish cars £300 wont even cover the labour cost. A mate with an Audi had a £1800 bill to get his 4 year old car through its MOT, emissions and new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 20:44
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By SCP440
Check your flexible brake pipes, these can...

Check your flexible brake pipes, these can collapse internally so not all the fluid can return to the master cylinder so the brakes can stay on partially.

If they have never been replaced for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 08:08
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By SCP440
Some Hydraulic hose makers will make them to...

Some Hydraulic hose makers will make them to order, the one local to me is great, I can drop the old ones in the morning and they are done in a couple of hours.
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 19:19
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By SCP440
I want one, what a way to travel? For...

I want one, what a way to travel?

For those that commute 20 miles to work or less it could be the future.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2019, 18:22
Replies: 45
Views: 1,692
Posted By SCP440
I use my 260 most days, I do about 8k a year and...

I use my 260 most days, I do about 8k a year and it has never been a consideration to get something newer.

Having friends who have newer cars I here a lot of tales of woe, dealer only repairs...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By SCP440
Engine oil used to be a lot thicker than the...

Engine oil used to be a lot thicker than the stuff we now use, Good old 20w50 is like treacle in comparison to 5w20 or what ever you use but is still not as good as modern rust treatments.

S50...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By SCP440
That is a very good price, the scrappy's around...

That is a very good price, the scrappy's around here offer a lot less than that. A neighbour only last month struggled to get anything for a Micra but in the end managed to get £50.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 21:27
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By SCP440
Or Peek metal polish. It sounds odd but it works...

Or Peek metal polish. It sounds odd but it works well.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 21:24
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By SCP440
I got a deal today on a 22 year old MX5 MK1, 56K...

I got a deal today on a 22 year old MX5 MK1, 56K 10 months MOT and the best bit £700. :D

I suspect if I put it on the bay I would double my money but no SWMBO will have some fun in it for a few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 16:39
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By SCP440
Well worth talking to your local Snap on rep,...

Well worth talking to your local Snap on rep, there Blue point ball joint splitter is one of the best on the market and if you pay cash ;) is often only a couple of £'s more that the one you have...
Forum: Social Forum 30th July 2019, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By SCP440
They are having to, as soon as they have an...

They are having to, as soon as they have an accident the insurance companies are writing them off for various reasons like no parts to repair and the complicated electronics. It does not take much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2019, 20:34
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By SCP440
POR 15 is the product you need if you want to...

POR 15 is the product you need if you want to protect stuff like this, goes rock hard after a few days. I don't know what is in it but once the tin is open make sure you use it all as even with the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th July 2019, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By SCP440
Well put, 99% of new stuff leaves me cold, yes...

Well put, 99% of new stuff leaves me cold, yes they have some stuff that our older cars did not even know existed but do you really need most of it?

SWMBO came home a few weeks ago saying how...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2019, 07:51
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By SCP440
It was the ball joints on my off side arm that...

It was the ball joints on my off side arm that did it on mine, I had checked it on my mates MOT testing shaker and no movement and had it in the air numerous times but it was not until I had it off...
Forum: V8 Forum 22nd July 2019, 19:01
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By SCP440
There are a pair on Ebay if you want some? ...

There are a pair on Ebay if you want some?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mg-Zt-260-Rear-Ap-Calipers-Callipers-Pair-L-R-Used-Pads-Off-4-6-V8-Rover-V8/333260351796?hash=item4d97dd6934:g:gBYAAOSw~9RcmDwW...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2019, 13:29
Replies: 31
Views: 1,828
Posted By SCP440
This reminds of a few years ago, I was driving my...

This reminds of a few years ago, I was driving my Jensen on a dual carriageway and noticed a Police car behind me. It kept its distance and I just kept an eye on my speed. After about 15 or 20 mins...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 17:21
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By SCP440
Yes this has been happening for a while. ...

Yes this has been happening for a while.

A friend had a video of his Focus being serviced apparently but when he looked closely he noticed the colour of the car was not the same as his and in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 20:05
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By SCP440
I remember Clarkson did a test on one and though...

I remember Clarkson did a test on one and though impressed with the performance thought it very fragile and I think something even fell off.

For rarity value and for occasional weekend use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 18:35
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By SCP440
Having changed from Runflats to normal tyres on...

Having changed from Runflats to normal tyres on SWMBO Mini a couple of years ago I would not use them unless that was all that was available. Harsh ride and noisy were the main problems, as soon as...
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 17:14
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By SCP440
I used one of these machines in Cheltenham a...

I used one of these machines in Cheltenham a couple of months ago and a few days later my card was being used to buy all sorts as it had got cloned. I know it was this as this that had cloned the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 08:39
Replies: 60
Views: 2,668
Posted By SCP440
It wont be the mechanical parts that kill these...

It wont be the mechanical parts that kill these cars, it will be the electronics. For example you must have an indication that the fog lights are on the for the MOT. Where is that warning light? How...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2019, 07:47
Replies: 60
Views: 2,668
Posted By SCP440
Knowing people who own newer cars the annual...

Knowing people who own newer cars the annual spend is often a lot more especially on models that need special tools for what used to be easy jobs. A mate with a Audi recently spent over £1500 getting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 18:08
Replies: 60
Views: 2,668
Posted By SCP440
It will be dependent on spares availability and...

It will be dependent on spares availability and cost of repair. You have to remember to a lot of people these are just old cars that are cheap. Once you can buy a newer car with less miles for less...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By SCP440
I am surprised they have lasted this long, many...

I am surprised they have lasted this long, many prototypes are scrapped as soon as they have finished with them. I was once at a scrap yard near London with several cars I had never seen before all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 22:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By SCP440
Why don't they send them to Gaydon? There...

Why don't they send them to Gaydon?

There are a lot of prototypes there already so a few more would not do any harm.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 21:33
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By SCP440
New ZT front seat covers

I have been looking into get new front seat covers made for Sport seats in our ZT's as mine and a lot of the cars I have looked at seem to have a lot of ware on the bolsters and general ware.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 11:33
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By SCP440
SHMBO keeps eying up cars and off course her...

SHMBO keeps eying up cars and off course her friends are getting new or newer stuff with all the bells and whistles. The other day she got dropped off by her mate who has some KIA with the voice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 14:37
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By SCP440
So true, I live in a village about 3 miles from...

So true, I live in a village about 3 miles from the nearest town but you would think I live in the middle of know where when it comes to public transport. There are buses that run through the week...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 14:04
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By SCP440
A friend of my fathers bought one just after they...

A friend of my fathers bought one just after they came out, sounded great, went well and looked the part.

The problems he had with it were endless, electrical problems were constant and after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2019, 23:09
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By SCP440
If I could find one at the right price I would...

If I could find one at the right price I would have a go at fitting it but as you say they seem a lot of money.

From a bit of Internet research there seems to be two main versions, a before...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By SCP440
This has been brought on another classic car...

This has been brought on another classic car forum I am a member of, we get many one off technical queries and once answered you are lucky if you even get a thank you.

Several suggestions have...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 22:23
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By SCP440
Reminds of a biking event I went too a few years...

Reminds of a biking event I went too a few years ago at Ace Café. There were the usual boys popping wheelies and one guy seemed to have it off to a fine art and was doing them the full length of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2019, 22:18
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By SCP440
A quick Ebay search found this ...

A quick Ebay search found this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-X5-3-0i-E53-99-06-RADIATOR-COOLING-FAN-MOTOR-6921929/173813113395?epid=1932266057&hash=item287811a233:g:IO0AAOSwPb1cdUbW
Looks the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2019, 18:33
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By SCP440
Possible source of new radiator fans

I have a friend who owns his own garage, he has a variety of cars through his workshop.

Today he had an BMW X5 in for some work and the front was off the car, the radiator fan and shroud were...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2019, 22:19
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By SCP440
So true, when I was buying the house I live in...

So true, when I was buying the house I live in now 20 years ago I rung Abbey National for a Mortgage, I had to stretch the truth a lot on my earning to get the mortgage I needed and my accountant was...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 22:31
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By SCP440
They are also all trying to bigger better faster...

They are also all trying to bigger better faster than there friends and there will only ever be one winner and it wont be them.

You see it with everything these days, this years phone is better...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By SCP440
The dealers stitch people up all the time, a...

The dealers stitch people up all the time, a friends daughter signed up for a VW convertible, she gave a £900 deposit on her credit card and was told it would be £250 a month. She was either not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By SCP440
You might find the reason they were plugged in...

You might find the reason they were plugged in all day was because it can take that long to fully recharge if they are completely flat.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By SCP440
Don't get me started, I had to reset the tyre...

Don't get me started, I had to reset the tyre pressure warning on a Nissan recently.

3 different Menu's and screens before it was gone, is it me?

SWMBO Mini is so easy, just push a button...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 17:18
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By SCP440
For those that leave it in D and use a brake I...

For those that leave it in D and use a brake I suggest you do this on your driveway and measure the temp of the gearbox oil with an infa red thermometer. A 1 degree increase every couple of seconds...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th June 2019, 07:45
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By SCP440
I wonder why this is? Could it be the steering...

I wonder why this is? Could it be the steering wheel location or the stretch of water?

I know a customer who went to the US last year for a couple of months was expecting to buy a rubbish car...
Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2019, 07:31
Replies: 80
Views: 1,651
Posted By SCP440
The problem we have is even the cars we drive...

The problem we have is even the cars we drive have a large amount of plastic that is either unrecyclable or even if it is the company breaking the vehicle at the end of its life rarely do as it is...
Forum: Social Forum 25th June 2019, 21:29
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By SCP440
My Wife handed her notice in as she was told she...

My Wife handed her notice in as she was told she could have a holiday in September as there would be not enough staff in to cover her time off. In truth her manager wanted the same week off and...
Forum: V8 Forum 25th June 2019, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By SCP440
I was surprised when I found out how much a...

I was surprised when I found out how much a friend paid for an 8 year old Renault in Sweden last year. Nothing special just a car for his wife to run to the shops and take the kids to school and it...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 23:00
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By SCP440
A work mate had a Mercedes with his last job, the...

A work mate had a Mercedes with his last job, the service indicator told him it was due but the chap in charge of vehicles told him ''not to bother'' as they got rid of there cars at 18 months and it...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:06
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By SCP440
A friend of SWMBO has just bought a new Mini, she...

A friend of SWMBO has just bought a new Mini, she asked the salesman to show her around the car and one of her questions was ''where is the dipstick''? The reply was '' there is no dipstick''....
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 20:56
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By SCP440
Cars over 39 years old are exempt the NCT so that...

Cars over 39 years old are exempt the NCT so that will be interesting.

I wonder if hybrids will still be aloud?

Interesting times ahead for all of us I think.
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 22:48
Replies: 80
Views: 1,651
Posted By SCP440
I think a lot of us are trying but it is a very...

I think a lot of us are trying but it is a very small drop in a very large ocean when you see what the rest of the world is doing or should I say are not doing.

Some friends arrived from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 20:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By SCP440
You might get away with 2 cans but 3 would be...

You might get away with 2 cans but 3 would be safer.

You don't need to plaster it on for it work.
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 14th June 2019, 15:57
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By SCP440
Is it worth contacting these people to see if...

Is it worth contacting these people to see if there harness will work with a Navall 3?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By SCP440
Saab's were the same, stayed on as long as you...

Saab's were the same, stayed on as long as you wanted and you could also regulate the heat, Hot, Very Hot and I dare you! :eek:

I have looked at some of these aftermarket kits and seeing if the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 11:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,181
Posted By SCP440
A customer of mine belongs to a religious group...

A customer of mine belongs to a religious group who do not allow TV's and Radios. He gets a knock on his door at least a couple of times a year asking to prove he does not have one. He had even had a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 10:57
Replies: 103
Views: 2,176
Posted By SCP440
A 4 day week for all, think of how many new jobs...

A 4 day week for all, think of how many new jobs that would create.

Retirement at 60 for all.

Abolish petrol tax and do it on miles covered.

Death sentence for all murderers and sex...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 10:44
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By SCP440
I have never found that to be a problem, a short...

I have never found that to be a problem, a short extension or long socket is all that is needed if space is tight.

The only problem I have had with it is the beep is not very loud but the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 08:22
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By SCP440
I have one of these and have found it very...

I have one of these and have found it very useful...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 23:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By SCP440
I had a similar one on one of my customers cars,...

I had a similar one on one of my customers cars, they had put a yellow number plate screw through one of the letters and I cant remember the code but it failed. It wasn't like they were trying to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 07:26
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By SCP440
I have had a few cars with no obvious way of...

I have had a few cars with no obvious way of switching the A/C on or off, I presume they think you are going to leave it on all the time. In the summer to cool you and in the winter to keep the air...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 07:20
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By SCP440
Kiley Clinton is the only people I would use, the...

Kiley Clinton is the only people I would use, the rack will come back from them tested and as good as new. Believe it or not a lot of reconditioner's don't test a rack.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 23:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By SCP440
They have, I bought mine 18 years ago for 10% of...

They have, I bought mine 18 years ago for 10% of what it is worth now. Even cars only fit for parts are fetching £10k at the moment. :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By SCP440
I had a friend in the forces who had a RHD big...

I had a friend in the forces who had a RHD big block manual Coke Bottle shaped T top Corvette that was mint in every detail. I had always said to him if you ever think of selling it give me first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 23:52
Replies: 82
Views: 3,476
Posted By SCP440
A Capri 3 Ghia manual, MK2 Astra GTE and probably...

A Capri 3 Ghia manual, MK2 Astra GTE and probably the saddest was a Kawasaki KH400. This was the most recent, I bought it to do up and enjoy. I spent about 2 years doing all the work needed and the...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By SCP440
My late father was also there, the only thing he...

My late father was also there, the only thing he told me was that he lost a lot of friends that day.

It must have been terrible, it was either you or them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By SCP440
Well worth the money, as has been said it de ices...

Well worth the money, as has been said it de ices a screen in 2 mins and is much better the scraping.

The thing you must be aware of is the amount of electricity they need, 45amps for a couple...
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2019, 21:56
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By SCP440
My last Sony did this, I was told to leave it on...

My last Sony did this, I was told to leave it on charge for 24 hours or more and on the second day I noticed the charge light had come on.

I have now had it 3 years with no problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 21:50
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By SCP440
I bought a Mini convertible a few years ago that...

I bought a Mini convertible a few years ago that was Cat C, in a storm a tree had damaged the roof and a new roof from BMW was over £5k.

I bought the car for £1800, a used roof from the bay for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 16:01
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By SCP440
I was lucky enough to drive one a few years ago...

I was lucky enough to drive one a few years ago but I was very disappointed. Not that fast bit was also very claustrophobic.

You could tell it was designed for the US market, quite softly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 15:52
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By SCP440
I have used this a couple of times on customers...

I have used this a couple of times on customers cars and have been very impressed with the result
https://www.bilthamber.com/air-con-bomb-citrus (https://www.bilthamber.com/air-con-bomb-citrus)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 08:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By SCP440
To do the job properly you should do a pressure...

To do the job properly you should do a pressure test with Nitrogen and a vacuum test, if either are not done you are not doing it correctly.

Not heard of the pin hole thing before but every...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 22:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By SCP440
Depends on who did it, I have heard of numerous...

Depends on who did it, I have heard of numerous places just putting some gas in to put some cash in there pocket.

The other problem a lot of places like Halfrauds and Kwik Fit have people who...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2019, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By SCP440
We had some parked up not far from here, even the...

We had some parked up not far from here, even the wheelie bins got pinched after they had been emptied. The women from the council said they must have hundreds of them as it happens every time ''they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 20:21
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By SCP440
4 cans of S50 for the bits you cant see and...

4 cans of S50 for the bits you cant see and another 2 or 3 cans of UB for everything you can see.

As has been said if it is dripping out you have probably got enough in there.

Don't...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 18:08
Replies: 66
Views: 1,826
Posted By SCP440
On a slightly different note what price does your...

On a slightly different note what price does your morality have? I am sure if I asked many people they would have a price. I for one like to sleep knowing I have done no wrong to others but lets say...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 22:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By SCP440
EBC had this problem a few years ago and they...

EBC had this problem a few years ago and they reckon they are still having problems from it. In there case standard brake pads were being painted the various colours and packaged up as the genuine...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 18:15
Replies: 66
Views: 1,826
Posted By SCP440
Yes she is and thankyou. I am the same, I feel if...

Yes she is and thankyou. I am the same, I feel if a women is happy to enough to offer payment in kind where does it stop?
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 16:39
Replies: 66
Views: 1,826
Posted By SCP440
I did some work on a car a couple of years ago...

I did some work on a car a couple of years ago for a lady, she is a single mother and does find it difficult to make ends meet. Her car needed several hours work to get it through its MOT and I paid...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 07:35
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By SCP440
I was telling my motor factor about this thread...

I was telling my motor factor about this thread yesterday and he has told me something interesting.

He reckons there are a lot of fake brake parts out there for sale, it does not matter where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 07:28
Replies: 46
Views: 3,079
Posted By SCP440
So true, I was speaking to an owner of a fleet of...

So true, I was speaking to an owner of a fleet of small French vans that he lets his employees use. All of them bar one that have been scrapped is because of Electronic issue's. The main problem he...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 21:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,838
Posted By SCP440
I bought a pair of Mintex front discs 4 months...

I bought a pair of Mintex front discs 4 months ago and they are rubbish, after a few heavy applications of the brakes they are vibrating.

It will be the last set I buy.

They used to be...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By SCP440
It would surprise me in a few more years that...

It would surprise me in a few more years that there are less major car makers around the world, the cost of developing new cars is only going to get more expensive and this will make developing new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By SCP440
Kiley Clinton are a good company to deal with,...

Kiley Clinton are a good company to deal with, everything that comes out of there workshop is as good as new and they test everything. You would be surprised at how many companies don't test as I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 46
Views: 3,079
Posted By SCP440
Only in the 70's if a car was close to 100k it...

Only in the 70's if a car was close to 100k it was probably on its second engine and nothing was thought of it. Leyland would sell Gold Seal engines and most spare part departments would have one on...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2019, 08:04
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By SCP440
These scum should be made to do hard labour for...

These scum should be made to do hard labour for several years if they catch them. This mamby pamby approach they seem to have with them is obviously not working.

Once they have done there time...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 15:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By SCP440
Yes put me down for one please.

Yes put me down for one please.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 13:54
Replies: 43
Views: 2,021
Posted By SCP440
Most new cars leave the dealer and unless they...

Most new cars leave the dealer and unless they have a problem wont be back even for an oil change until the first service. I know manufacturing tolerances are a lot better these days but it still...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By SCP440
I always have to do this, my annual renewal comes...

I always have to do this, my annual renewal comes in for the full cover at £x and I ring them to a more affordable amount. Last year I got £45 off the figure and though I have not used for them for a...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:55
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By SCP440
A warning for those who think there is no point...

A warning for those who think there is no point in paying a French or other foreign motoring fine, a work mate got done last year and did not pay when the fine came throught the post, when he went...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By SCP440
Lock wire is the best way of holding rubber boots...

Lock wire is the best way of holding rubber boots on, if you have the correct p.liers it makes it easier but not necessary but don't overtighten the wire. Lock wire is usually made of stainless steel...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2019, 07:52
Replies: 39
Views: 1,411
Posted By SCP440
It annoys me the people who don't enjoy the life...

It annoys me the people who don't enjoy the life they have been given, my sister in law is a perfect case in mind. Nothing wrong with her but nobody has it as bad as her if you believe what she says....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2019, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By SCP440
Yes 5% is considered a leak free system but even...

Yes 5% is considered a leak free system but even 10% would not be considered bad.

The problem is as the seals get old and hard the leakage gets worse, the best way of keeping the system at its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 10:14
Replies: 68
Views: 3,047
Posted By SCP440
I did a speed awareness course several years ago...

I did a speed awareness course several years ago and one of the people on it was a University lecturer and was obviously very intelligent.

After a few mins she started on the fact of very few...
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2019, 23:53
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By SCP440
You here yourself groan as you get up from the...

You here yourself groan as you get up from the ground or an awkward position.

Why do we do that?
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2019, 23:51
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By SCP440
One of my friends employs 20 odd Polish workers,...

One of my friends employs 20 odd Polish workers, he was fed up with British workers never turning up or doing a week and then not coming back.

Anyway most have cars and 75% of them are still on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 18:57
Replies: 68
Views: 3,047
Posted By SCP440
In a few years time none of us will get done for...

In a few years time none of us will get done for speeding, all new cars in a couple of years time will not be able to brake the speed limit so after a few years there will be little point in vans or...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 24th April 2019, 07:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By SCP440
That is for Windows you probably need the android...

That is for Windows you probably need the android version.
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 21st April 2019, 18:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,336
Posted By SCP440
The last update I bought was from Ebay, a German...

The last update I bought was from Ebay, a German seller. It arrived on a card ready to go and worked with no problems in a couple of days.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 18:16
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By SCP440
I did an experiment a while ago with one of these...

I did an experiment a while ago with one of these pumps, once it had finished removing all the oil it could I them jacked the car up and removed the drain plug, I was expecting a bit of oil but at...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2019, 22:40
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By SCP440
They had the figures on the news tonight, if you...

They had the figures on the news tonight, if you eat one piece of bacon once a week 4 people in 1000 will get bowl cancer, If you eat 3 pieces of bacon every day 5 people in 1000 will get bowel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 07:51
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By SCP440
Any modification to the EGR system is a fail...

Any modification to the EGR system is a fail under the new MOT rules.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2019, 16:29
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By SCP440
The problem is the ferry companies are so wealthy...

The problem is the ferry companies are so wealthy they make sure a tunnel or bridge will never get built. These ferry companies make £millions every year and the day a bridge or tunnel was built they...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 23:06
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By SCP440
One of the two companies that have a monopoly...

One of the two companies that have a monopoly running ferries to the Isle of Wight.

They charge what they want and get away with it as every time a bridge or tunnel has been suggested they...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By SCP440
Wight Link are just as bad, I was over there on...

Wight Link are just as bad, I was over there on leave when I was in the Air Force. I got called back a week early and had to get a ticket, they reckoned I would have to pay full price or wait until...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 10:18
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By SCP440
I am sure I had seen a thread for this very...

I am sure I had seen a thread for this very subject and here it is
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=51308 (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=51308)
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 09:21
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By SCP440
I know that road on the IOW well, it is one of...

I know that road on the IOW well, it is one of the straight roads over there so is one of the few places where people can speed.

So sad to here about the loss of life and if it is a local I am...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2019, 16:29
Replies: 30
Views: 748
Posted By SCP440
Ultavox Vienna, I still listen to it in the car...

Ultavox Vienna, I still listen to it in the car together with anything else Midge Ure has done. After that it was ELO and Human League.

I found music quite late when I left home as my parents...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 07:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By SCP440
I have used EBC pads for years, it helps that one...

I have used EBC pads for years, it helps that one of there main distributors is a mile from my house.

Green stuff is quite soft so you get a lot of grip but these are not very good for anything...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2019, 23:21
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By SCP440
One of my neighbours had his op for his gall...

One of my neighbours had his op for his gall bladder cancelled 3 times, on the third he came home almost in tears because of the pain he was in.

He enquired how much it would cost to go...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2019, 21:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By SCP440
Up until 6 months ago I would have said Mintex,...

Up until 6 months ago I would have said Mintex, the last set I had from a reputable supplier are rubbish. The discs go rusty overnight ( it normally takes a couple of days) and I noticed this week...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2019, 18:36
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By SCP440
Best money I have spent on mine, sharper steering...

Best money I have spent on mine, sharper steering and in my view better ride comfort.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 07:43
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By SCP440
Lovely cars when running as they should, almost...

Lovely cars when running as they should, almost silent while cruising and sooooo comfortable you could almost fall asleep.

The downside is the cost of a lot of parts will make your eyes water...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 08:01
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By SCP440
That is a conservative estimate from what I have...

That is a conservative estimate from what I have read but yes all systems do loose some every year and its worse if you don't use the system much.

What has to be remembered when the gas comes...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2019, 21:24
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By SCP440
I was warned about this a while ago but from what...

I was warned about this a while ago but from what I understand it is only a problem on Satnav's that are older than 10 years old without any updates.

If you are still using a satnav that old...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2019, 18:40
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By SCP440
I borrowed my mates Transit last week with this...

I borrowed my mates Transit last week with this fitted, it is an Auto and it seemed to work OK but it is a bit disconcerting the first time it switched it self off. After a couple of stops I sort of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By SCP440
PTFE with stainless steel over braid, should last...

PTFE with stainless steel over braid, should last the life of the car. It can be folded and wont crimp, wont rust and is not affected by the ethanol. The downside is the price and it needs the ends...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2019, 07:45
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By SCP440
Probably an argument for gearbox oil change if it...

Probably an argument for gearbox oil change if it was possible.

There is only one winner on this stuff that is sealed for life and its not the customer.
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2019, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By SCP440
No defence for these people but with no piece of...

No defence for these people but with no piece of paper in the screen it is easy to forget if you don't have it on automatic, my Uncle who does ''does not do the interweb'' still pays his at the post...
Forum: V8 Forum 25th March 2019, 08:38
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By SCP440
Mine was the same first thing but seems OK now.

Mine was the same first thing but seems OK now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2019, 08:37
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By SCP440
I have no recommendation but when looking at a...

I have no recommendation but when looking at a paint shop look at the type of vehicles they are working on.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 08:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By SCP440
I take my Jensen abroad most years and have...

I take my Jensen abroad most years and have always enjoyed it.

2 years ago we went as far as Dresden, it was about 1000 miles each way. We met up with 75 fellow Jensen owners and only 2 cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 21:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By SCP440
We did Lake Garda last year in my 260 ZTT. As has...

We did Lake Garda last year in my 260 ZTT. As has been said RAC cover and you are good to go.

Well worth getting the transponder for the French Motorways to save stopping at every toll.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By SCP440
Yes these inclusive service deals are ridiculous,...

Yes these inclusive service deals are ridiculous, I had a Transit on that kind of deal a few years ago. It had a ''full service'' in 45 mins and that included new front disc and pads. I bet it would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By SCP440
SWMBO son has recently bought a 2007 Golf, I was...

SWMBO son has recently bought a 2007 Golf, I was looking through the service history and the last service cost £275 and £108 of that was for 4 litres of engine oil and £35 for a filter. The previous...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 17:13
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By SCP440
I MOT'd a Corsa last year and it failed on both...

I MOT'd a Corsa last year and it failed on both front drop links excessive play. I put a couple of new ones on it made by Febi. I took it for a retest and the tester asked me where I had got the drop...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2019, 08:16
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By SCP440
I was chatting to a Tesla owner who told me had a...

I was chatting to a Tesla owner who told me had a Petrol generator and a 25m extension lead in the front boot of his ''just in case''.

He also said ''he had a proper car'' for long journeys.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 08:02
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By SCP440
I get fed up with the quality of the parts being...

I get fed up with the quality of the parts being supplied these days, I had a go at my local factor recently after a water failed on a customers cars after less than 3 months :eek:. Yes they supplied...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 22:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By SCP440
I sold a car on the bay a couple of years ago and...

I sold a car on the bay a couple of years ago and the buyer arrived to collect the car and one of his first questions was '' would you mind if I drive it home on your insurance''?

I obviously...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2019, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By SCP440
Freeze spray can work depending how far it has...

Freeze spray can work depending how far it has penetrated the fabric.

I managed to get some glue out of a carpet with this trick as it goes brittle.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2019, 22:03
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By SCP440
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RUNFA-AUTO-Instrum...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RUNFA-AUTO-Instrument-Cluster-LCD-Display-For-MG-7-For-Rover-750/32863751671.html?spm=2114.search0204.3.16.45905045Hu90nG&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_7_1006...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2019, 20:04
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By SCP440
Yes you can if you know where to look. ;)

Yes you can if you know where to look. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2019, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By SCP440
You have a couple of options, fit a resistor to...

You have a couple of options, fit a resistor to fool the system into thinking it still has an airbag. I think I have seen them on Ebay.

Remove the bulb or as is probably part of the circuit...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2019, 12:27
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By SCP440
The manufacturers are not that worried about...

The manufacturers are not that worried about emissions once the car is MOT'd. The chances it will get through its first MOT with little or no trouble and once the next MOT is due it will be out of...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2019, 08:01
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By SCP440
Don't forget breakdown cover, the RAC will cover...

Don't forget breakdown cover, the RAC will cover you even if you are not a member. Some of the policies don't cover repatriation of your vehicle so make sure you don't skimp on this.

Does your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2019, 07:53
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By SCP440
There are many companies that can make hoses, if...

There are many companies that can make hoses, if the ends are a special design these can be removed with some care and crimped into the new hose.

A power steering system generates a lot of...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2019, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By SCP440
I keep getting calls from BT apparently claiming...

I keep getting calls from BT apparently claiming if I don't ring them back on a number that the message gives my Internet is going to be disconnected in the next 24 hours and it will cost me to get...
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2019, 23:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By SCP440
The problem is a lot of people have acquaintances...

The problem is a lot of people have acquaintances in there life that they call friends. You regularly associate with these people and get on very well and have a lot of stuff in common but in truth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 23:22
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By SCP440
I agree Brian I do find the blue hard on...

I agree Brian

I do find the blue hard on the eyes after a few hours and I am usually reaching for the dimmer at night. Maybe green or orange would have been a better choice?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2019, 15:59
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By SCP440
In my experience a lot of diesel cars that fail...

In my experience a lot of diesel cars that fail there MOT on Emissions will pass once they have had a good run. 20 or 30 miles on a motorway at the legal limit is usually enough.

For good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2019, 12:49
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By SCP440
Buy a pot of copper grease and brush some on all...

Buy a pot of copper grease and brush some on all the bolts, if you have to take it apart again you will be thankful you did.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 07:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By SCP440
A good friend of mine who thinks of cars the same...

A good friend of mine who thinks of cars the same way as his fridge or washing machine drives mundane cars unsurprisingly. When the tyres on his Focus were worn he fitted a set of budget tyres and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2019, 11:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By SCP440
As odd as it seems if I put my 260 into the...

As odd as it seems if I put my 260 into the emission checker for the London low emission zone there will be no charge.

I know when it goes for its annual test the emissions are very low to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2019, 16:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By SCP440
I wonder how the V8 ZTT's and 75's compare with...

I wonder how the V8 ZTT's and 75's compare with the others on numbers?
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 21:07
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By SCP440
The pilot will know if it was his fault or not...

The pilot will know if it was his fault or not and if he has any conscious he will have to live with that for the rest of his natural.

They were saying on the news tonight he might have...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2019, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By SCP440
Is this the one with the cam and drive pulleys...

Is this the one with the cam and drive pulleys only held in place with a torque loading? I fi remember correctly its not even a high figure for the cams, something like 40lbft.

In theory if the...
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