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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 22:02
Replies: 16
Views: 253
Posted By roverbarmy
Yup! 28-30 mpg for me too. A little more on a...

Yup! 28-30 mpg for me too. A little more on a run. Worth every penny/pound!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2021, 16:43
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By roverbarmy
All it needs is a blue light! :getmecoat:

All it needs is a blue light! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2021, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By roverbarmy
The Kia Magentis 2 litre...

The Kia Magentis 2 litre (https://www.aronline.co.uk/engines/engines-powertrain-in-the-1990s/) is a similar engine (but with no VIS I believe).
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st January 2021, 17:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember driving a hired short wheelbase Land...

I remember driving a hired short wheelbase Land Rover and trailer, thinking that a Land Rover would be the perfect tow vehicle. Talk about the tail wagging the dog! I did the same journey with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 17:48
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By roverbarmy
Sticking belt tensioner maybe? Have a go at at...

Sticking belt tensioner maybe? Have a go at at moving it to see if it moves freely or erratically. The best way would be to remove the belt and check all the pulleys and driven wheels for free...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 23:34
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By roverbarmy
All vans are in short supply at the moment. As...

All vans are in short supply at the moment. As said above, a very specialised area. Watch out for axle ratios as you could end up with a gas guzzler. If you don't carry a lot of weight, go for a...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By roverbarmy
Did Melania leave a note for the...

Did Melania leave a note for the milkman?:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 19:06
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By roverbarmy
It could be related to engine performance as the...

It could be related to engine performance as the gearbox adapts to various driving styles and engine loads (are your VIS motors working properly?). It may even need a reset of the autobox...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 21:34
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to watch the BBC News from start to...

I used to watch the BBC News from start to finish. I now watch the headlines then switch it off because I don't want to know what this or that "political correspondent" has to say on the matter. ...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 19th January 2021, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By roverbarmy
A lot depends on the distance from the rear axle...

A lot depends on the distance from the rear axle to the towball. If the car has a long boot, it swings more when reversing but will take longer to actually start to turn. Think of the axle and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2021, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By roverbarmy
Halfords and ECP joined at the hip?

I ordered oil and a filter for her VW Polo from Halfords. The oil came from Halfords and the filter is coming from ECP!:shrug:
Forum: Humour Corner 19th January 2021, 16:33
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By roverbarmy
Trump's Head

There was a rumour that Trump wanted a sculpture of his head carving alongside the other fellows at Mount Rushmore Monument. As there wasn't time to do one in stone, they wondered if they could do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 10:17
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By roverbarmy
It can take a long time for unburned deposits to...

It can take a long time for unburned deposits to clear from an exhaust. Just make sure that all the fluid levels are correct and give the engine time to come up to temperature and maintain a steady...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 17:11
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By roverbarmy
Check that the plenum drains are clear (under the...

Check that the plenum drains are clear (under the car, see by looking down the inspection holes under the wipers) See the how to's on the How to Page if you are not sure. Drowned electronics will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 16:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By roverbarmy
It's actually when you reach 70.;) ...

It's actually when you reach 70.;)
https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70
Use the genuine gov.uk website or you may get charged a fee and get scammed for your credit card details!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 16:54
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By roverbarmy
The travel industry are no doubt trying to drum...

The travel industry are no doubt trying to drum up panic buying as they are desperate for your cash!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 12:45
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done for getting it done in the winter. I...

Well done for getting it done in the winter. I squirt ACF-50 (http://www.acf-50.co.uk/) into my door cavities (and lots of other places but never near brakes!) and around the lock etc every summer. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 12:36
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By roverbarmy
My 22 year old original drop links passed with no...

My 22 year old original drop links passed with no advisories! :getmecoat:
Just wait for next year!;):duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 10:52
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By roverbarmy
It all depends on the pipe diameter. The system...

It all depends on the pipe diameter. The system pressure will be limited by the header tank cap and these as we know can be faulty! Hot coolant is very dangerous so be very careful. A leak in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 15:31
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By roverbarmy
Fitted my new (to me) chrome grill and swapped...

Fitted my new (to me) chrome grill and swapped the badges over. All very shiny now! :D Saw a few brass monkeys about, so came in for a warm and a brew! ;) Fingers now warm enough to type!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2021, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By roverbarmy
The older ones should have had a guide like the...

The older ones should have had a guide like the one below fitted:-
https://i.imgur.com/TRKiQda.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 14:28
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By roverbarmy
I wish that I had arctic's library of photos....

I wish that I had arctic's library of photos. :bowdown: As you say, a picture speaks a thousand words. I would agree that the length of thread left exposed varies from door to door. I have replaced...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 11:42
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By roverbarmy
The rod and the bottom clip are threaded but it...

The rod and the bottom clip are threaded but it is earier to unfasten the clip as it snaps together at the back and hinges open. (see pics in earlier post) Sometimes the snap connectors can break if...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2021, 11:05
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By roverbarmy
The setting of the rod into the plastic clip is...

The setting of the rod into the plastic clip is critical. You can test it with the door open by using a metal rod (screwdriver or sinilar) on the catch, to simulate the door closing (it's quite...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th January 2021, 23:17
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By roverbarmy
That's handy Andy! It may be a while before I am...

That's handy Andy! It may be a while before I am out and about though due to the current how do you do. Stay safe and thank you, Mike
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 23:06
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By roverbarmy
Only half frozen? What you need is leg lag lad!...

Only half frozen? What you need is leg lag lad! :D (More of the Goons!);)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 21:26
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By roverbarmy
This thread may help with pics to show you what...

This thread may help with pics to show you what to push/pull etc:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=52316
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By roverbarmy
Absolutely classic! Love it! :D

Absolutely classic! Love it! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 13:19
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By roverbarmy
My Brain Hurts!

It's getting harder................... no not that! To identify screw and bolt heads:-


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Polydrive


:duh:


They don't want you to DIY!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 19:26
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By roverbarmy
As Steve says, let it cool overnight. Check the...

As Steve says, let it cool overnight. Check the level in the morning. Top up to bottom of header tank (Max level) Run then park up and don't touch the cap. Allow to fully cool (preferably...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2021, 11:07
Replies: 56
Views: 3,661
Posted By roverbarmy
I was on the ball and applied at the start of my...

I was on the ball and applied at the start of my 90 days before renewal was due as stated on t'internet and had my new license back very quickly.:bowdown: I hung on to my old license until the new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2021, 16:06
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By roverbarmy
See pics on thread 16 and 24 of this post:- ...

See pics on thread 16 and 24 of this post:-
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=124816&page=2
Not sure if this is the same on your model.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2021, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
The only cure for condensation is heat and...

The only cure for condensation is heat and ventilation (or a dehumidifier!), assuming that the outside air is drier than the inside air! Air con should pull moisture out of the interior.
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2021, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By roverbarmy
I've just had a look and the black part just...

I've just had a look and the black part just seems to be a guide between the fins of the grill, so the handle doesn't get jammed behind the fins. If I can't get one I'll just make something up from...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2021, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By roverbarmy
That's interesting? I thought that it would have...

That's interesting? I thought that it would have to rest in the slot to pivot?
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2021, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By roverbarmy
Grill bonnet release guide (Mk1)

If anyone is throwing away an old grill, I could do with the guide/locator from the back of the grill (the black part on the pic), for the bonnet release lever. I understand that they will come off...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By roverbarmy
Converting bonnet release Mk1 to Mk2

Is it possible to convert from through the grill (Mk 1 type) bonnet release to the later type (Mk 2) as my new chrome grill( later Mk1) doesn't have the guide on the back? Or should I just transfer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 22:11
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By roverbarmy
Do you sleep with that one then, or just keeping...

Do you sleep with that one then, or just keeping it warm and dry for the summer!:icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 20:39
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By roverbarmy
They are a plastic grill but have a chrome...

They are a plastic grill but have a chrome effect. The "full chrome" has the chrome effect around the grill badge and the fins are chromed too as oppose to being grey plastic. Chrome over brass was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2021, 15:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1056
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By roverbarmy
RIP Gerry walk on in peace.

RIP Gerry walk on in peace.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 3rd January 2021, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By roverbarmy
Ay up! Be careful lad!:angel: Nowt wrong wi'...

Ay up! Be careful lad!:angel: Nowt wrong wi' Yorkshire folk!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By roverbarmy
I have "chronic asthma" not "severe asthma". ...

I have "chronic asthma" not "severe asthma". Chronic means that you've had it for years, severe means that it is serious enough to limit your lifestyle and perhaps life expectancy. I am "solidly"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 20:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
The moisture is taken out of the (in car) air by...

The moisture is taken out of the (in car) air by the air con system. That is what dribbles out of the two drain tubes under the car, near to the plenum drains.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2021, 20:18
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By roverbarmy
I coat the rubbers with a thin layer of rubber...

I coat the rubbers with a thin layer of rubber grease whenever I can get to them to stop them from drying out and cracking. I do the same with all exposed rubber under the car. I usually have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 20:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
You need some fresh air to replace the damp air...

You need some fresh air to replace the damp air in the car but when the outside humidity is very high, it takes longer to clear the moisture from the car.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2021, 18:25
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By roverbarmy
Judging by the state of the vehicle (Land Rover...

Judging by the state of the vehicle (Land Rover Discovery), it was a very high impact, with not much left of the vehicle front end. I know what my thoughts would suggest!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 18:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
Any moisture in the car (from wet feet or...

Any moisture in the car (from wet feet or clothing) will cause misting on very cold days (especially on short journeys). I use the air con (if you have it) all year round to dehumidify the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2021, 17:21
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By roverbarmy
Try drilling a hole in the side and screwing in a...

Try drilling a hole in the side and screwing in a self tapping screw until it tightens against the cat innards. It will often stop the rattle for you for the cost of a screw! You may need to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2021, 17:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By roverbarmy
Does it clear when you use the demist/defrost...

Does it clear when you use the demist/defrost button/setting?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2021, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By roverbarmy
As above. Probably frozen. As it's the...

As above. Probably frozen. As it's the passenger door, run the engine up to temp and put the heating up full for a while. A heat gun or hairdryer around the door edges and over the lock should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2021, 14:51
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By roverbarmy
Use contact cleaner spray and a diamond coated...

Use contact cleaner spray and a diamond coated spade cleaning file if you have one.


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Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 13:57
Replies: 51
Views: 1,721
Posted By roverbarmy
Most cities have exactly that. We are encouraged...

Most cities have exactly that. We are encouraged to drive our cars to a supermarket or retail park to do all of our shopping. This benefits fuel suppliers, supermarket owners, car suppliers and big...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 12:47
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By roverbarmy
We have problems locally with the Norwich NDR. A...

We have problems locally with the Norwich NDR. A post construction report seems more bothered with finance than why the accidents are occuring. It's a dual carriageway with three lane...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2020, 11:57
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By roverbarmy
My dad never took a test and drove just about...

My dad never took a test and drove just about everything on the road. just applied for a license back then!:icon_rolleyes: He learned on the road of life! When I passed my test, he said "Now you...
Forum: Photography Corner 31st December 2020, 11:03
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By roverbarmy
I have recently got back into photography and...

I have recently got back into photography and have very quickly realised that not only do you need to take a good "snap", you also need to be an editing expert too!:icon_rolleyes: My old 35mm days...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 31st December 2020, 10:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By roverbarmy
All you need is an angled bit of tube to mount it...

All you need is an angled bit of tube to mount it on!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2020, 09:48
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By roverbarmy
My apologies. My old brain was remembering the...

My apologies. My old brain was remembering the nut and bolt for the lower ball joint. :icon_redface:
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2020, 23:12
Replies: 51
Views: 1,721
Posted By roverbarmy
My sister in law retired as a nurse in Bradford...

My sister in law retired as a nurse in Bradford last week. They have been working flat out (sometimes literally)! She has already extended the time that she needed to work and has now volunteered...
Forum: Was it you? 30th December 2020, 19:15
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By roverbarmy
Andy is a top man :bowdown: Definitely essential....

Andy is a top man :bowdown: Definitely essential. Well done that man!:laugh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2020, 18:54
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you tried tapping a cold chisel in the "V"...

Have you tried tapping a cold chisel in the "V" of the pinch section of the hub where the strut sits (ie towards the bolt that you are trying to release)? It can fractionally open up releasing the...
Forum: Was it you? 30th December 2020, 17:11
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By roverbarmy
Out on an "essential" journey were you?...

Out on an "essential" journey were you? :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2020, 12:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By roverbarmy
We've had a long established local main...

We've had a long established local main dealership (VW) has closed one of its outlets completely and moved the staff to other locations. I've no doubt that dealers will want to shift "dead" stock as...
Forum: Social Forum 27th December 2020, 19:40
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By roverbarmy
Amazon and you!

A fascinating watch:-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000fjdz/panorama-amazon-what-they-know-about-us
This just reinforces my ideas about the Big Brother society that we are becoming.

...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2020, 13:45
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By roverbarmy
Had a walk down to the beach and half the village...

Had a walk down to the beach and half the village were there! All socially distanced so obviously not second homers, who seem to have no idea of the concept!:icon_rolleyes: A happy and hopefully...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By roverbarmy
Surely not. Farmers struggle to make a living!...

Surely not. Farmers struggle to make a living! :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2020, 18:07
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roverbarmy
I've adopted a Rover! :icon_lol:

I've adopted a Rover! :icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2020, 14:34
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By roverbarmy
I trust that you are not overfilling the header...

I trust that you are not overfilling the header tank, or it will just push the excess coolant out past the overflow. The MAX mark is at the BOTTOM of the header tank. If you can't see the MAX...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2020, 14:29
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By roverbarmy
You could try setting the setting to high and...

You could try setting the setting to high and then to low several times to see if that frees anything off. Also the recycled and outside air control. I did this with my car when I first got it as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2020, 12:56
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go:- sill repairs...

Here you go:-
sill repairs (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=Rover+75+sill+repair&_sacat=0)


Be careful welding galvanised sections. You can poison...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2020, 11:22
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By roverbarmy
Here you go:- ...

Here you go:-
https://www.gov.uk/calculate-vehicle-tax-rates


The older models are cheaper as they are taxed on engine size I believe? (Prior to Mar 2001)
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 18:27
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By roverbarmy
Maybe it's down to beavers! ...

Maybe it's down to beavers!
https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/what-do-about-beavers
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2020, 16:01
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By roverbarmy
Only in Norfolk (again!)

Do you want to buy a hot hedge?
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/thieves-steal-hedge-row-from-field-outside-norwich-6862206
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2020, 13:57
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By roverbarmy
Check the seal on the vacuum pipe from the servo...

Check the seal on the vacuum pipe from the servo to the manifold where it enters the manifold. No vacuum will mean no servo assistance.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2020, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By roverbarmy
These diagrams may help:- ...

These diagrams may help:-
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001588
read with this thread:-
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=287565
The blend motor being on the left/near side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2020, 12:48
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By roverbarmy
You need to put 9 carrots in the boot and have it...

You need to put 9 carrots in the boot and have it hallmarked to say that it is proper gold! Mine is silver!:icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By roverbarmy
Boost pipe split or leaking? Sent from my...

Boost pipe split or leaking?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 19:25
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By roverbarmy
So many dodgy dealers about, he may not have been...

So many dodgy dealers about, he may not have been a gentleman!

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 09:56
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By roverbarmy
Chrome spray paint cans tidy the tailpipes nicely...

Chrome spray paint cans tidy the tailpipes nicely and a can lasts ages for touch ups. Mask well around as the shiny over spray goes everywhere!😉

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Forum: Photography Corner 17th December 2020, 21:26
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
I'll leave that to Helen...

I'll leave that to Helen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Iz6yGjf7w) I think! That girl has got something that I haven't!!!!:icon_redface: I've been up the inside but stopped at the part where it...
Forum: Photography Corner 17th December 2020, 20:00
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
Zoom Lens arrived!

First attempt at a handheld telephoto shot!
https://i.imgur.com/9S6Uqqt.jpg?1
I hope they don't ask me to change the light bulb on the top!:icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2020, 11:50
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By roverbarmy
I remember reading about changing the brake fluid...

I remember reading about changing the brake fluid as old fluid can contaminate the ABS internals and cause sticking in the system. It's in my memory banks somewhere! ????:icon_question: I also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 14:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By roverbarmy
It's like when your child has its first dry...

It's like when your child has its first dry night! :laugh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2020, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By roverbarmy
I was offered £350 for a similar car by a dealer...

I was offered £350 for a similar car by a dealer three years ago. It sold on Ebay for four times that. Very difficult to value as low mileage on a car approaching twenty years old means nothing. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2020, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By roverbarmy
I reversed over a cylinder head that dad had...

I reversed over a cylinder head that dad had "left" leaned up against the back bumper of the car! Luckily, it was an old one for disposal (which is why he had left it "ready for me to lift into the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2020, 18:29
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By roverbarmy
I used to take my dad's Rover V8 3500S to work...

I used to take my dad's Rover V8 3500S to work (at 17)! The good thing was that the directors at the company would then let me drive the company directors cars, which included a Lancia Fulvia,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2020, 11:29
Replies: 51
Views: 3,608
Posted By roverbarmy
Most "proper" galvanisers put the items in a...

Most "proper" galvanisers put the items in a stripping bath first, to remove any impurities on the metal. Any paint would be stripped off in the process.
Forum: Photography Corner 14th December 2020, 17:36
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm just waiting for a 55-300mm zoom being...

I'm just waiting for a 55-300mm zoom being delivered, so will post some shots when it gets here. Whilst out in the car yesterday I was told to keep my eyes on the road and to stop looking at "shoot"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2020, 11:07
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By roverbarmy
I love my auto!:getmecoat:

I love my auto!:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2020, 11:04
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By roverbarmy
The leads were prone to literally "break down" on...

The leads were prone to literally "break down" on cars that had leads. The insulators that connect to the plugs drop to pieces. Make sure that you get all the debris out of the plug recesses before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2020, 17:13
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By roverbarmy
I thought that you were back, up and running...

I thought that you were back, up and running weeks ago. So sorry that I didn't know. We need to see you firing on all cylinders! Well done to Andy for the TLC. If you need anything at all, Andy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2020, 17:08
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By roverbarmy
I looked for one of these before my first 75. If...

I looked for one of these before my first 75. If that had been available then.............................. :laugh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 15:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By roverbarmy
Does it ever stop raining in Manchester? I used...

Does it ever stop raining in Manchester? I used to deliver regularly in Manchester and I always got wet! :icon_cry:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2020, 14:41
Replies: 13,275
Views: 1,091,121
Posted By roverbarmy
I often "twiddle" with the mirrors, windows etc.,...

I often "twiddle" with the mirrors, windows etc., whilst waiting for her indoors (at the shops etc.) to keep all the motors working and the slides clean and free. A shot of silicone spray on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2020, 11:01
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By roverbarmy
It's sometimes just rust and dust in the...

It's sometimes just rust and dust in the handbrake brake drum but you need the drum off to clean it anyway. Clean, replace and adjust the shoes again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2020, 10:58
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By roverbarmy
See "lock up" about half way down page:- ...

See "lock up" about half way down page:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_converter
On a level road at low throttle, you can sometimes just hear and feel it.
Forum: V8 Forum 10th December 2020, 16:43
Replies: 35
Views: 2,340
Posted By roverbarmy
I'll just eat raisins in future!:icon_lol:

I'll just eat raisins in future!:icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2020, 16:41
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By roverbarmy
I learned that some folks don't realise that...

I learned that some folks don't realise that Rover 75s are square at the corners, not round. The lady reversing out of the parking place next to me did not take kindly to my beeping at her before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2020, 10:49
Replies: 68
Views: 2,107
Posted By roverbarmy
Petrols - Suck, push, bang, blow. Diesels -...

Petrols - Suck, push, bang, blow. Diesels - Suck, push, bang, cough! :getmecoat::xmas-smiley-040::xmas-smiley-035::xmas-smiley-035::xmas-smiley-035:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2020, 12:43
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By roverbarmy
My nephew is one of the "interceptors" featured...

My nephew is one of the "interceptors" featured on the shows. I would not want his job for all the tea in China. They have so much to put up with and get very little back up from the courts. After...
Forum: Photography Corner 8th December 2020, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By roverbarmy
These pretty ladies took a battering in the...

These pretty ladies took a battering in the storm:-
https://i.imgur.com/dSJFZ5I.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2020, 20:59
Replies: 49
Views: 1,597
Posted By roverbarmy
That looks like a hose leaking. Remove the hose...

That looks like a hose leaking. Remove the hose and clips and check for damage/deterioration. (Although could just be a loose clip) Clean everything off, top up and bleed the system (Full mark is at...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 7th December 2020, 13:12
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By roverbarmy
A limo sized spot reserved for Rog?:icon_lol:

A limo sized spot reserved for Rog?:icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2020, 13:02
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By roverbarmy
5/40 exceeds 10/40 and I have found that it seems...

5/40 exceeds 10/40 and I have found that it seems to eliminate the cold start chatter on the cams.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2020, 11:27
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By roverbarmy
https://i.imgur.com/OOYEVJ0.jpg?3

https://i.imgur.com/OOYEVJ0.jpg?3
Forum: Photography Corner 5th December 2020, 23:28
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
I've bought a Nikon D5000 and am looking for a...

I've bought a Nikon D5000 and am looking for a 300mm telephoto lens AF-S type (motor in lens). Thanks to all for recommendations.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2020, 19:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By roverbarmy
Cut a slot in the head with a hacksaw, dremel or...

Cut a slot in the head with a hacksaw, dremel or similar and use a flat screwdriver.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2020, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you topped up the coolant according to the...

Have you topped up the coolant according to the correct procedure? (Could be airlocked) Is the fan actually working? (Try the demist test to check the speeds) Is the radiator hot from top to bottom?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2020, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By roverbarmy
Also check brake air ducts (item14) as these can...

Also check brake air ducts (item14) as these can come loose:-
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001808


More likely to be air con related though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2020, 15:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By roverbarmy
A pair of mole grips on the head to start it off...

A pair of mole grips on the head to start it off may help if there's enough head to get hold of. Gentle back and forth until it frees.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2020, 10:28
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By roverbarmy
I have one sitting outside if you want it Free of...

I have one sitting outside if you want it Free of charge collected! (Caister on Sea). Mike
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2020, 17:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By roverbarmy
Some pics here may help:- ...

Some pics here may help:-
https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=Rover+75+gear+selector+cable&client=firefox-b-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwicqv3936_tAhXIilwKHSNqCWMQjJkEegQIBBAB&biw=1920&bih=1058
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 16:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,789
Posted By roverbarmy
When my sills needed repairing the welder used...

When my sills needed repairing the welder used heavy grade metal plates onto the jacking points. No pads needed if you use one on the jack.😉

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2020, 14:44
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By roverbarmy
Check that the cables haven't become displaced.

Check that the cables haven't become displaced.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd December 2020, 14:30
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By roverbarmy
Only in Norfolk!

I just love these to cheer you up on a miserable day!
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/john-deere-dealer-ben-burgess-unveils-christmas-lights-display-6580936
:icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2020, 11:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By roverbarmy
On my first trip to the US, we landed, then got...

On my first trip to the US, we landed, then got picked up by my cousin. Twenty minutes up the road and a six pointer jumped the barrier and we hit it. It spun around and kicked every panel down the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By roverbarmy
The cables can jump out of their mountings on the...

The cables can jump out of their mountings on the box I believe.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 18:16
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By roverbarmy
Chinese cheap anything are a waste of money time...

Chinese cheap anything are a waste of money time and resources!

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2020, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By roverbarmy
Well done. The secret is in the preparation.;)

Well done. The secret is in the preparation.;)
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2020, 15:09
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By roverbarmy
Strictly No Bruno!

I sometimes have to endure "Strictly" if SWMBO has it on when I am doing something in the same room. I don't mind the dancing but the "judging" drives me spare. I was so pleased to hear the...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th November 2020, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
I'm trying to get out walking more, so living in...

I'm trying to get out walking more, so living in rural Norfolk, it would be outdoor scenes and wildlife. As for all the other questions, I'm flexible (or not as that's why I need to get out more!).:D
Forum: Photography Corner 27th November 2020, 10:42
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By roverbarmy
DSLR recommendations?

I used to do SLR (35mm) and am thinking of going digital. Any advice gratefully received. Plenty of time to learn now!;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By roverbarmy
The originals look to have self amalgamating tape...

The originals look to have self amalgamating tape or similar on them:-
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DKD100500
Plenty on ebay!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2020, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By roverbarmy
A location in the title is also useful.:shrug:

A location in the title is also useful.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By roverbarmy
I had to do several "modifications" to make my...

I had to do several "modifications" to make my Royal Star rideable. The points were made of cheese and kept closing. The clutch was so heavy that your fingers froze in the middle of summer. The...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:43
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By roverbarmy
Mystery Monolith?

I reckon it's a piece off one of those Boeing, boing, boings!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55056570
:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:28
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By roverbarmy
Some good info and reporting procedures here:- ...

Some good info and reporting procedures here:-
https://www.tradingstandards.uk/news-policy/news-room/2020/amazon-phishing-scam-resurfaces
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:24
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By roverbarmy
Totally agree with you. Easing the restrictions...

Totally agree with you. Easing the restrictions sounds like a wonderful idea for the mental health of families but I wonder if it may cause even more problems? :shrug: It's very tempting to overdo...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 09:46
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By roverbarmy
If you use any sprays, cover the screen if you do...

If you use any sprays, cover the screen if you do it in situ. (cover the screen with something to stop the product getting on the screen!!!)

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Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 21:52
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By roverbarmy
In a perfect world! :shrug: They had...

In a perfect world! :shrug: They had "documents"!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By roverbarmy
According to the article, they all had documents...

According to the article, they all had documents to show "valid negative tests"! The Greeks did their own rapid results tests which were positive!:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 13:09
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you done the diagnostics check? ...

Have you done the diagnostics check?
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=46
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 12:53
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By roverbarmy
Have you turned the thumbwheel under the clock,...

Have you turned the thumbwheel under the clock, to stop it drawing too much air from outside? (fresh air bypass)
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-JBE100060LNF
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2020, 11:30
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By roverbarmy
Border Covid tests

Greece have got it right!
https://enimerosi.com/details.php?id=51399
We seem to be well behind by admitting planeloads of meat/poultry processors and pickers with NO test at all and no quarantining...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 11:01
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By roverbarmy
Whatever happened to "nipped up", "grunt" and...

Whatever happened to "nipped up", "grunt" and "all you've got"?:shrug:
:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2020, 20:18
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By roverbarmy
I was always told to wind the setting right off...

I was always told to wind the setting right off when not in use but I guess that like a lot of folks, I often didn't!:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2020, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By roverbarmy
He wore a lovely suit for the occasion I see!...

He wore a lovely suit for the occasion I see! :getmecoat: I thought that he would slip quietly out of the back door but seeking media attention as always!:duh: Who's next?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2020, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By roverbarmy
Autoglym Polish helps to keep it easily cleaned!😉...

Autoglym Polish helps to keep it easily cleaned!😉 They just slide off!😁

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 16:34
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By roverbarmy
Remove and clean up all the battery and earth...

Remove and clean up all the battery and earth connections with emery tape/wire brush or similar. Failing that, check fuses and solenoids.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2020, 12:18
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By roverbarmy
Island Hopping in Greece!

If you missed your holiday in the sun and enjoy flying, then this could be for you:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4bHvejny2o
Enjoy!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 10:36
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By roverbarmy
With regard to the VIS motor. It sounds like the...

With regard to the VIS motor. It sounds like the inlet manifold butterfly that it connects to is sticking (a common fault). Take the butterfly out and ease it by removing whatever is making it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 20:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By roverbarmy
Having a look at this (https://gridwatch.co.uk/)...

Having a look at this (https://gridwatch.co.uk/) on the coldest days of winter makes you wonder how, adding all the cars to it, will be possible! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 12:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By roverbarmy
Will it still look like that in twenty years time...

Will it still look like that in twenty years time though?:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 19:07
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By roverbarmy
The increase in temperature over the last few...

The increase in temperature over the last few days has brought them out here in Norfolk in large numbers!😐🤔

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 16:22
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By roverbarmy
Fly or insect poop...

Fly or insect poop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4jJQ6xj-NY). Don't rub it, then lick your finger like many do when cleaning the flys**t off the windscreen! As said above, flies love to warm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2020, 16:18
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By roverbarmy
Comfortable, it suits me and it oozes nostalgia!;)

Comfortable, it suits me and it oozes nostalgia!;)
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2020, 15:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By roverbarmy
Donald Trump is looking for a job I hear?😂 ...

Donald Trump is looking for a job I hear?😂

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Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2020, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By roverbarmy
From the days of twenty shillings to the pound! ...

From the days of twenty shillings to the pound! Taxman! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0zaebtU-CA)


One for you, nineteen for Rishi Sunak!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By roverbarmy
.... and don't forget that the air temperature...

.... and don't forget that the air temperature needs to be warm ie:-
Fitting Instructions for all items:

The temperature in your vehicle must be above 21C. Leave the panels in the vehicle to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 09:16
Replies: 128
Views: 9,182
Posted By roverbarmy
I actually prefer to work outside but not in the...

I actually prefer to work outside but not in the winter months which is why I have my mot in August!😉

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