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Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 13:08
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By COLVERT
Given up watching it. Mostly rubbish now. ...

Given up watching it. Mostly rubbish now.

We were entertained before but now it's just big kids playing with toys that we're not allowed to share.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 13:03
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By COLVERT
Have a look further down the page. ...

Have a look further down the page.

Monroe------£41.91 for a Pair.---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 12:54
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By COLVERT
Good name for a Pop Group there Wullie though...

Good name for a Pop Group there Wullie though Centre Punch might work too.--;).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 12:44
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By COLVERT
Spray cans are a much better bet than paint on. ...

Spray cans are a much better bet than paint on.

The liquid will get into places that you can't see and could possibly miss.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 12:38
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By COLVERT
Well, Andrew, have you drilled that hole yet...

Well, Andrew, have you drilled that hole yet ???---:shrug:


Remember, a stitch in time saves nine.---Lol.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By COLVERT
The main thing that is speed related not just to...

The main thing that is speed related not just to the Rover but other cars as well is wheel balance.

Oddly enough it seems to start at around motorway speeds as well.

This has occurred on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 21:58
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By COLVERT
All you have to do now is the inspection hole...

All you have to do now is the inspection hole modification.

Next time you'll be able to rod it in seconds.---:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 21:49
Replies: 14
Lsm
Views: 581
Posted By COLVERT
I think you mean CURRENT drop as the voltage...

I think you mean CURRENT drop as the voltage stays the same.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 21:43
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By COLVERT
The OP has not been back.--:shrug:---Guess the...

The OP has not been back.--:shrug:---Guess the calliper was wrong and he's now in a ditch somewhere.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 21:39
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By COLVERT
From my toolmaking apprenticeship I was taught to...

From my toolmaking apprenticeship I was taught to scribe two lines at the place the hole had to go. Where the two lines cross each other you get four sharp corners. The tip of the punch is very easy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 22:26
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By COLVERT
Cough, cough-------me too---------65 years ago....

Cough, cough-------me too---------65 years ago. They work well-:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By COLVERT
Those bushes you replaced Brian. Was the weight...

Those bushes you replaced Brian. Was the weight of the car on the wheels on those ramps ??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 21:46
Replies: 60
Views: 2,577
Posted By COLVERT
Yer.---:bowdown: Now for the...

Yer.---:bowdown:



Now for the chemistry lesson: Oil is a hydrocarbon fuel, meaning the individual molecules contain carbon and hydrogen atoms chained together. Modern petrol is blended...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 21:36
Replies: 60
Views: 2,577
Posted By COLVERT
Brilliant. So good in fact I shall go out of my...

Brilliant. So good in fact I shall go out of my way to give you your 1,000th thanks.---:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 21:29
Replies: 60
Views: 2,577
Posted By COLVERT
Did you know that you can get more or less...

Did you know that you can get more or less feeling of power depending on the material your trousers are made from ???

Most of the guys on this thread use the seat of their pants as a finely...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 21:02
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By COLVERT
And a YES from me-------------when you pop back...

And a YES from me-------------when you pop back in to have a read.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 21:09
Replies: 14
Lsm
Views: 581
Posted By COLVERT
I'm with Mac. I've connected several tow-bars--(...

I'm with Mac. I've connected several tow-bars--( and they work. ) but never heard of this thin green wire.--:D

I just used a tow-bar kit from witters and never went near the LSM.----:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By COLVERT
It's only --'out of the box thinking'---because...

It's only --'out of the box thinking'---because somebody left the door unlocked.---:eek::eek:

They went-:smilie_re:--that a way.
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 22:42
Replies: 146,954
Views: 4,071,851
Posted By COLVERT
And here, and heading north on the wings of Gale...

And here, and heading north on the wings of Gale Force winds. Bits of tree everywhere.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 18:49
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By COLVERT
Take a good look at the being you married. It...

Take a good look at the being you married. It might just be a LEMMING.---:D:D:D


Don't let her near any cliffs.----:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 18:43
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By COLVERT
Sorry Simon but I don't agree with you. ...

Sorry Simon but I don't agree with you.

Filling a header tank on a cars cooling system is NOT precision engineering.

If it was then the manufacturers advice to its customers would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By COLVERT
LOL.---That should do it and as an additional...

LOL.---That should do it and as an additional bonus you'll be able to cut the hedge at 70mph plus.----:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 11:50
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By COLVERT
As others have said, if the fuel tank breather is...

As others have said, if the fuel tank breather is blocked the gradual build up of vacuum in the tank will eventually block the flow of fuel to the carburettor and the engine will slow down and stop....
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 23:06
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By COLVERT
I think I agree with what Number 6 says.---I...

I think I agree with what Number 6 says.---I don't see that it is set correctly.
Now you have added some more information it is obvious that the reason it cuts out is the mixture weakens. Whatever...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 22:59
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By COLVERT
That MAX marker is just a rough guide. The engine...

That MAX marker is just a rough guide. The engine will work quite happily above or below that marker with no obvious problems.---

Naturally the level changes as the engine goes from hot to...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 10:27
Replies: 28
Views: 293
Posted By COLVERT
Belated birthday wishes Phil. Being doing the...

Belated birthday wishes Phil. Being doing the garden the last few days by SWMBO.

She won't let me look at the birds.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 10:13
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By COLVERT
As the above post. It is VERY important you are...

As the above post. It is VERY important you are filling the header tank to the correct level.
Shining an LED light up from 'under' the header tank will make it easy to see the correct level marker.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 10:01
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By COLVERT
That gradual slowing down and then stopping is...

That gradual slowing down and then stopping is just about always the same thing.---Slight binding in the throttle cable. The cable moves past the tight point very slowly due to the vibration from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:58
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By COLVERT
BOTH sides AGAIN ---:eek: Not likely. My...

BOTH sides AGAIN ---:eek:

Not likely. My guess would be they didn't get changed last time they were supposed to be sorted out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By COLVERT
Just to be clear. You have the same faults with...

Just to be clear. You have the same faults with BOTH LSM's ???
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:13
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By COLVERT
The heater and coolant are connected. Do...

The heater and coolant are connected.

Do you have air-con ???
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:08
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By COLVERT
Plenum dry ???

Plenum dry ???
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By COLVERT
Unlikely but there could be a leak in the head...

Unlikely but there could be a leak in the head gasket between an oil way and a water way.----:shrug:----When hot the water under pressure could pass into an adjacent oil way.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 23:33
Replies: 146,954
Views: 4,071,851
Posted By COLVERT
That's cos we're sending you some of ours. Was 30...

That's cos we're sending you some of ours. Was 30 degrees here today at the car boot.---:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 23:28
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By COLVERT
Bon Anniversaire.---:birthday::party:

Bon Anniversaire.---:birthday::party:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 23:19
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By COLVERT
Lee, when you ask for help it's a good idea to...

Lee, when you ask for help it's a good idea to come back and look at the answers to your question.---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 23:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By COLVERT
As I said, when my LSM played up I took it out...

As I said, when my LSM played up I took it out and noticed very slight corrosion on the socket pins. As this corrosion is usually the result of a trace of moisture getting in I sprayed the pins and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 12:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By COLVERT
A tried and tested method used by many people in...

A tried and tested method used by many people in all walks of life.

( Half the time it works too.--:D---)
Forum: Humour Corner 1st June 2019, 12:42
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By COLVERT
House owned by a midget who likes to see who is...

House owned by a midget who likes to see who is knocking at the door ???-:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 12:26
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By COLVERT
As Trikey says in the above post. Do...

As Trikey says in the above post.


Do you ever drive with your foot touching the clutch pedal, even lightly ??

When at traffic lights do you sit with the pedal down and the car in gear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By COLVERT
Sylvester. Have you read the last couple of...

Sylvester. Have you read the last couple of posts??


How are you getting on with that clutch ??
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 14:38
Replies: 146,954
Views: 4,071,851
Posted By COLVERT
But it says 69 in his public profile-------:shrug:

But it says 69 in his public profile-------:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 14:30
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By COLVERT
If you did that over here in France you would...

If you did that over here in France you would spend all day going nowhere.--:D

They all Tail Gate.---:eek::eek::eek:


However------No road rage and not a cross word between...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 14:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By COLVERT
Perhaps you left the ---See you...

Perhaps you left the ---See you home----headlights on by accident with a battery that was on its last legs.---:shrug:

Don't forget to give that battery at least 24 hours charge.

The day...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 12:36
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By COLVERT
Unusual problem. Could catch anybody NAPping...

Unusual problem. Could catch anybody NAPping Andy.---:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2019, 22:33
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By COLVERT
Your last line.--No answer to that as you won't...

Your last line.--No answer to that as you won't know how much electricity is in the battery to start with. :shrug:

Don't pull hard on those battery terminals as they are only anchored in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2019, 10:53
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
I guess you would need to keep a tube of...

I guess you would need to keep a tube of Super-Glue handy then Harry.--:eek:


PS. How would you pick those fingers up ??---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2019, 10:45
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By COLVERT
For a sealant to work I guess there must be some...

For a sealant to work I guess there must be some sort of leak to start with.--:shrug:


Also it must depend on the size of the leak.----:eek:

For a system that's not been working for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2019, 10:36
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By COLVERT
You are looking at the reservoir INSIDE the car,...

You are looking at the reservoir INSIDE the car, aren't you ??


The one under the bonnet is the BRAKES ONLY.---:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:51
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By COLVERT
First time I've heard that a slave cylinder can...

First time I've heard that a slave cylinder can squeak and knock when it's not moving.---:shrug:

Rather than that I would rather suspect your mechanics diagnosis.--:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:43
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By COLVERT
Very important they test for leaks first before...

Very important they test for leaks first before they re-fill the system though. ( The last lot got out somehow. :shrug: )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:37
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By COLVERT
So that you can break down right in the middle of...

So that you can break down right in the middle of it and cause chaos.-------:eek::eek::eek::eek:-----Oooooops, sorry Simon.----;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:30
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By COLVERT
There are more screws than you mention holding...

There are more screws than you mention holding the bumper on I believe.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By COLVERT
Did any of our replies help you to make a...

Did any of our replies help you to make a decision ??----:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:21
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By COLVERT
The holes in the plugs on mine were for an allen...

The holes in the plugs on mine were for an allen key.

Came out very easily. Haynes manual says fill till the oil is just about to run out of the filler hole.

The reason I was curious was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:13
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Roger. Lots of the forum members have few tools...

Roger. Lots of the forum members have few tools and little knowledge of mechanical things. Probably more than 90% of the car drivers on the road have no idea how their car works.

The work you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By COLVERT
No, not 240 mph. The fuel range depends...

No, not 240 mph.

The fuel range depends on how much throttle you are giving your car.

Lots of throttle= low range per tank full.

Light throttle= large range per tank full.

Or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 11:14
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Wow. Now that's a TINY bit different to your...

Wow. Now that's a TINY bit different to your number 8 post.---:D


Not really a DIY job for most folk.---:laughing2::target:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Absolutely, safety is paramount.---:D

Absolutely, safety is paramount.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 11:01
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By COLVERT
It used to be --fill to the bottom of the filler...

It used to be --fill to the bottom of the filler hole.---:shrug:

Not so, I guess, with the R75 box.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 22:15
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By COLVERT
Different approach with mine. Fitted sponge...

Different approach with mine. Fitted sponge blocks between pipes and metalwork. Still there and doing the job ten years later.---:D

Won't have got lost either with the passage if time ( Brackets....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 14:17
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
That's what I thought so I asked that question. ...

That's what I thought so I asked that question.


( Must be doing something right as I still have all my fingers at 82.---:D--)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By COLVERT
This sort of question generates another Question ...

This sort of question generates another Question

If you need the space to fit something in then OK ,but if it ain't broke don't try and fix it.---:D

Otherwise a 4 inch angle grinder might be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 14:04
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Just to be clear. Do you mean you can access and...

Just to be clear. Do you mean you can access and replace the top bearing without actually removing the strut from the car ???
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 14:00
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By COLVERT
What's it worth ?? Depends entirely on...

What's it worth ??


Depends entirely on its condition.---:shrug:

If it's a generally good and reliable car then get it done.

Better the devil you know.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:52
Replies: 47
Views: 1,571
Posted By COLVERT
Same thing. Same job.-----:duh:

Same thing. Same job.-----:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:44
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By COLVERT
A bit of soapy water can help slide the bits...

A bit of soapy water can help slide the bits apart.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:41
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By COLVERT
As your question refers to AC then the answer is...

As your question refers to AC then the answer is NO.-------:eek:


PS. Should have said--Not Well.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By COLVERT
The longer springs you mention won't make any...

The longer springs you mention won't make any difference as the damper can only open so far.

Is there a car breakers near you that you can get the parts you want from them ??

Or try on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:33
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By COLVERT
DON'T (DON@T) scrap it. Might be cheap to...

DON'T (DON@T) scrap it.

Might be cheap to repair. Try and trace the noise first.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 13:15
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By COLVERT
My R75 diesel, now 15 years old, has the original...

My R75 diesel, now 15 years old, has the original refrigerant and the system works perfectly.

PS. Also I never run it in the winter, as suggested elsewhere, to circulate the coolant. Many folk...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 21:41
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By COLVERT
Probably only coincidence.---:shrug: Did...

Probably only coincidence.---:shrug:

Did you have your Air-Con leak tested before getting it recharged ??

Must have had a leak that needed fixing because of the first loss of gas.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By COLVERT
Yes, it does need a T4 connection.---;)

Yes, it does need a T4 connection.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By COLVERT
The LSM ( Light switch module ) is inside the...

The LSM ( Light switch module ) is inside the car. The switch you switch your lights on and off with.

Quite easy to remove and has only one plug.

There is info. in the How-To section of...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2019, 11:26
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By COLVERT
RIP Nicky. Great character. That film...

RIP Nicky. Great character.

That film made out the He and James Hunt were enemies. Not true.--:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 23:31
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By COLVERT
They would stop for the gendarmes over here...

They would stop for the gendarmes over here though.---They all carry guns.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 23:11
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By COLVERT
Where is this control box ??? The ECU is...

Where is this control box ???

The ECU is in the plenum chamber .---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 23:04
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By COLVERT
I had one of those little beasts. Turned out to...

I had one of those little beasts. Turned out to be a poor contact in the plug to the light switch module. Unplugged it and sprayed the contacts with WD 40.-----Four years ago now and still working...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 21:38
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
The odd top up you were doing might easily be the...

The odd top up you were doing might easily be the early signs of that hose beginning to fail.

From what you've said you look like you accidently caught the problem just in time and not when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 21:24
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By COLVERT
The release bearing shouldn't be working on tick...

The release bearing shouldn't be working on tick over.

That squeak and knock that disappears when you push down the clutch pedal would, I believe, be coming from somewhere else.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 21:18
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By COLVERT
LES, I think you would get a better response to...

LES, I think you would get a better response to your question if you posted it in the Spit and Polish section of the forum.-:D
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 66
Views: 1,661
Posted By COLVERT
Often a woman will go out for a meal with a man...

Often a woman will go out for a meal with a man knowing that the man, more than likely, has sex in mind.

If she goes along with him is she being paid for sex ??--( indirectly but paid just the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2019, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By COLVERT
Unusual to fail after fitting new...

Unusual to fail after fitting new contacts.--:shrug:

However the failure the second time could be something simple like the supply to the small tag on the motor itself.

Changing over to a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2019, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By COLVERT
Does It work off the car ?? When you...

Does It work off the car ??

When you say---failed again----what were the symptoms ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2019, 19:25
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By COLVERT
Could be the OP has confused himself as he hasn't...

Could be the OP has confused himself as he hasn't been able to find his way back to his own thread yet.---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 22:03
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By COLVERT
What does the bit in RED mean, please??

What does the bit in RED mean, please??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 21:55
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By COLVERT
Could also be the crank sensor. A missed pulse...

Could also be the crank sensor. A missed pulse from the sensor could give a loss of signal to the injectors leading to a split second loss of fuel. Hence the hiccup.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By COLVERT
Not a wheel bearing but you do have to take the...

Not a wheel bearing but you do have to take the wheel off and make a visual inspection for anything loose.
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By COLVERT
Wullie----------------How did you manage to pinch...

Wullie----------------How did you manage to pinch that lot without getting caught ???---:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 18:50
Replies: 66
Views: 1,661
Posted By COLVERT
You Sir, have hit the nail right on the head. ...

You Sir, have hit the nail right on the head.

I read somewhere that 60% of the youngsters nowadays do just that.

Back to nature's way I guess over thousands of years of evolution.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 18:36
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
May be the test meter needs a new...

May be the test meter needs a new battery.---:duh:-----:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 18:20
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By COLVERT
I though Terry had retired as I hadn't seen any...

I though Terry had retired as I hadn't seen any of his posts for ages.--:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 18:00
Replies: 46
Views: 2,684
Posted By COLVERT
I went to the car auctions at Bridgwater two...

I went to the car auctions at Bridgwater two weeks ago. Just to check on current car prices. Was very tempted and almost bought a Citroen DS, 2016 for £5,000. 28,000 miles.--1,200 cc engine, petrol....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 17:49
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
That is much too low.----You will have to find...

That is much too low.----You will have to find and cure that faulty component.------Sorry.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 23:44
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By COLVERT
No word from you Les. How are you getting on with...

No word from you Les. How are you getting on with those bulbs ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 23:41
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By COLVERT
Your tape method should work OK. I've never used...

Your tape method should work OK. I've never used any other method on many clutches in my life and it has always worked.

As the other members have said the gearbox should slide on reasonably...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 23:32
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Looks like your power loss is about 10 times...

Looks like your power loss is about 10 times higher than it should be in sleep mode.

Give it a week and tell us what your battery voltage is with a reading in the morning before you start the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 20:22
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By COLVERT
I'd like to know what happened on your journey...

I'd like to know what happened on your journey too.

I see you looked in yesterday but no post from you.----:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2019, 11:57
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
Those are the exact symptoms of an internal...

Those are the exact symptoms of an internal battery problem.

You definitely need to take the battery back to where you bought it from to get a replacement under guarantee.--:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2019, 11:43
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
Off course it's logical and common sense to run...

Off course it's logical and common sense to run an engine in or you will end up running out sooner than desired to buy spare parts.----:p::p::p:
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2019, 23:03
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By COLVERT
Enjoy your birthday and I wish you many happy...

Enjoy your birthday and I wish you many happy returns.--:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
It's the OIL that is the incredible bit of...

It's the OIL that is the incredible bit of engineering that overcomes many of the machining problems.


PS. Tell us about laser measurements that is better than air gauging. ( And how it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2019, 22:47
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By COLVERT
If your battery is discharging over night with...

If your battery is discharging over night with the negative lead removed your battery is a dud.---:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 14:29
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By COLVERT
I've got exactly one of those green 'uns.---:D ...

I've got exactly one of those green 'uns.---:D

Had it more than six months now but how it cleans I just don't know.---:shrug:

I found it was the Perfect prop to hold my bedroom window...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 14:19
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By COLVERT
I've heard tell that is was a Chicken that...

I've heard tell that is was a Chicken that crossed the road !!!

Dunno why though.---:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 14:10
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By COLVERT
Just curious but=====did the COLLECTION point...

Just curious but=====did the COLLECTION point notify E-Bay the item had arrived so they could send you a code ???
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 14:03
Replies: 74
Views: 4,391
Posted By COLVERT
J'espere vous avez de la chance.-----:cool:

J'espere vous avez de la chance.-----:cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 13:59
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
I did complete the apprenticeship------it's...

I did complete the apprenticeship------it's called LIFE.---:cool:


I'm very glad to see you do take on board the things I say. Lol.
More power to your Gillhoolie.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 13:52
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By COLVERT
As it's an old post a PM to P-NUT might get you a...

As it's an old post a PM to P-NUT might get you a quicker response.--;)
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2019, 13:44
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By COLVERT
Well, all our molecules seem to be immortal. ...

Well, all our molecules seem to be immortal.

As far as scientists can make out you can't destroy anything. Just make it hotter or colder but it never disappears.---Very strange.--:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By COLVERT
Or not to be there when it happens-----:D:D:D

Or not to be there when it happens-----:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 13:32
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
By the way, where did you get this information...

By the way, where did you get this information ???


From your own practical experience or only that of others.

Just curious, that's all.----:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 13:26
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
No confusion !!! I spent five years as an...

No confusion !!!

I spent five years as an apprentice toolmaker for an aircraft company.

I was trained to use every tool and machine in the workshop and manufactured parts to a tolerance...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 13:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By COLVERT
Yes--------:D

Yes--------:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 13:10
Replies: 74
Views: 4,391
Posted By COLVERT
Don't forget though you will still need the odd...

Don't forget though you will still need the odd little pull on the brake lever while you are on the move just to keep the drums free of rust.

Even a little rust will reduce the braking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 22:26
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By COLVERT
I'm with Kaiser. Your battery is DED.---:D ...

I'm with Kaiser. Your battery is DED.---:D

And low voltage will make your car do all sorts of funny things.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 22:15
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
Just one thing to remember about bike running in...

Just one thing to remember about bike running in being OK at 500 miles. Bike engines run at almost twice the speed of car engines for the same road speed. My own Honda CB 1,000 runs at almost exactly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 21:57
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
I guess you mean precise ?? Years ago...

I guess you mean precise ??

Years ago when I was working I designed some Air-Gauging machines.

They would work down to an accuracy of 0.0005 and better.

They would gauge several...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 21:43
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By COLVERT
This is the post that everybody should...

This is the post that everybody should follow.---:bowdown:


Well done Mr Rover-not-so- barmy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 21:37
Replies: 47
Views: 1,571
Posted By COLVERT
Describing the temperature gauge needle position...

Describing the temperature gauge needle position by using the clock face will make things clear.

Normal is at 9 0'clock. I guess you mean 6 o'clock in your post.

Much too cool.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By COLVERT
You can if you are reasonable DIY man and have...

You can if you are reasonable DIY man and have the tools.

There is a detailed explanation with pics in the How-To section of the forum.

Happy hunting.---:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 21:09
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By COLVERT
Yessssssssssssss.--:bowdown:

Yessssssssssssss.--:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By COLVERT
Maybe we just hang about waiting for the next bus...

Maybe we just hang about waiting for the next bus to come along.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 20:59
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
Sorry--:bowdown:--but I don't quite understand...

Sorry--:bowdown:--but I don't quite understand the 30/40 years.

Could you please give a bit more info.------Thanks in advance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 20:49
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
However--;)--If an engine is tight somewhere the...

However--;)--If an engine is tight somewhere the friction will generate a local hot spot.

Mineral oils break down at a lower temperature than synthetics giving you the possibility of metal to...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2019, 10:50
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By COLVERT
It's the LIFE bit that baffles me. We pass LIFE...

It's the LIFE bit that baffles me. We pass LIFE on from one generation to the next.

It's when somebody kicks the bucket. All the component parts are there before you but the LIFE bit has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By COLVERT
In my previous house I had a barn I parked in. ...

In my previous house I had a barn I parked in.

Tracking down a smell from the engine area turned out to be a mouse which had nested on the engine and died there.---:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 10:14
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By COLVERT
Nor is the 20 year old car.----:D

Nor is the 20 year old car.----:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 10:12
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By COLVERT
Too many variables for a quick reply. ...

Too many variables for a quick reply.
Maker--materials used--factory tolerances--etc, etc the list goes on and on.

Generally though take it easy for the first 1,000 miles or so if you want...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:58
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By COLVERT
If you use what it says in the handbook you won't...

If you use what it says in the handbook you won't go far wrong.--;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:51
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By COLVERT
There is a thread a mile long about this guy who...

There is a thread a mile long about this guy who seems to have done lots of folk out of their money.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:33
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By COLVERT
Well whoever said that disconnect you mentioned...

Well whoever said that disconnect you mentioned didn't work would be wrong in lots of cases cos it often Does work---;).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:29
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By COLVERT
Well Dave, how is your luck now ? Have you...

Well Dave, how is your luck now ? Have you managed to get that key refurbed ?
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:23
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
I guess MSS missed this post.---:D

I guess MSS missed this post.---:D
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:20
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
Similar but for equal cover about half as much...

Similar but for equal cover about half as much again as in Britain.

Cars too plus spare parts are often one and a half to twice as much.

I can buy parts from Euro spares and have them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:11
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By COLVERT
Ian, my good man. Are you still with us and have...

Ian, my good man. Are you still with us and have your worries got a little less now ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 22:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By COLVERT
I needed that shouting Harry cos my hearing aid...

I needed that shouting Harry cos my hearing aid has got a flat battery.--:D


Perhaps a quick charge from my alternator might provide a cure.-----;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2019, 21:58
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By COLVERT
I think this is true. (Somebody correct me if I'm...

I think this is true. (Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. )

There is a chemical that can be put into the header tank. Harmless to the engine. Using ultra violet light even the very smallest...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 20:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By COLVERT
The battery does not supply voltage to the...

The battery does not supply voltage to the alternator field coils !!!!

You've got your percentages and voltage figures wrong as well.

The maximum amperage from the alternator well exceeds...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 19:56
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By COLVERT
Probably the computer missed the class that told...

Probably the computer missed the class that told it how to spell RECEIVED.--:D
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2019, 19:49
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
Why would they need to understand that ??? ...

Why would they need to understand that ???

Their own foreign insurance covers them.--:duh:

It seems you are suggesting that every foreign driver entering Britain in his own car would have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2019, 19:41
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By COLVERT
There are lots of LED flashing red lights on the...

There are lots of LED flashing red lights on the market Some magnetic.

Have long life on dry batteries and not expensive to buy.

No need to put any strain on your car battery whatsoever....
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 23:18
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
That's not quite right. The French form asks who...

That's not quite right. The French form asks who was driving the car at the time it went through the radar. That is the person who gets the fine and points on their license.

Another thing. It...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By COLVERT
When you need more holes in your belt to stop...

When you need more holes in your belt to stop your trousers from falling down.---;)
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 21:12
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
In addition to this post my wife has English...

In addition to this post my wife has English plates and the fine was sent to our address in Britain.

Seems there is now close collusion between the French police and the Brits

So be warned any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 21:05
Replies: 10,465
Views: 685,304
Posted By COLVERT
WOW. You could fit a whole car into a pit that...

WOW. You could fit a whole car into a pit that size.--:eek:

Nothing much to say about my car but there never is.

Left it the other side of the channel to spend 10 days in GB.

Solar...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By COLVERT
Just before you hit the Submit Reply key, click...

Just before you hit the Submit Reply key, click on to Select All. ( using your mouse Right key. )

This will retain you post in your computer. You can then log on to the same thread and click on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 20:44
Replies: 32
Views: 1,370
Posted By COLVERT
You won't charge a flat battery on a 450 mile...

You won't charge a flat battery on a 450 mile run.

Lets say you averaged 50 mph on that run. This would mean that the best you could hope for is 9 hours on charge.
( 450 divided by 50. )
...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 20:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By COLVERT
When you can't find any of your friends left...

When you can't find any of your friends left alive to talk to.-----:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2019, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By COLVERT
Incredible.---The world is getting madder every...

Incredible.---The world is getting madder every day.

Last week my wife got fined ( in France. ) for driving at 52 kph in a 50 zone.


The fine was 90 Euros.------:eek::eek::eek:
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