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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 10:32
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Eventually got the rear brake disc on after much...

Eventually got the rear brake disc on after much fiddling and scratching of head!! It seems that the discs that i was given with my scrapper, despite saying rover 75 on the box, are actually much...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2021, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By smudge.g
Yep that working a treat! the disc still had to...

Yep that working a treat! the disc still had to wrestled off but at least I can crack on with the refurb. cheers guys ! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By smudge.g
Brilliant, thanks guys, will give this a go...

Brilliant, thanks guys, will give this a go tomorrow. :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 19:41
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By smudge.g
I havent touched the handbrake lever. Would...

I havent touched the handbrake lever. Would loosening that off allow more movement with the discs to release? sorry for the stupid question!! :getmecoat::getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By smudge.g
Rear brake disc stuck!!

Whilst my 75 is off the road, awaiting welding work, I have been refurbing the rusty brakes. The calipers have been done and look great but I simply cant get the disc off. I have wound the handbrake...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 16th October 2021, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks for that, i couldnt have got it more wrong...

Thanks for that, i couldnt have got it more wrong then!! Will give it a go tomorrow but maybe I've knacked it now :(
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 16th October 2021, 12:25
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By smudge.g
Highline head unit testing

Hi,
i have a highline head unit taken from my scrapper last year but because the car was a non-runner, I couldn't test anything electrical. is it possible to bench test the head unit just to see if...
Forum: Was it you? 12th October 2021, 20:06
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By smudge.g
Just like buses.......

No sign of a 75 nor MG for months then 2 75s in one afternoon. A nice green mk1 saloon in Keith, a local car and pretty much the only one I ever see. The second was a lovely light green mk1 tourer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By smudge.g
When mine were playing up, I first checked the...

When mine were playing up, I first checked the sensors to hear if they were clicking when powered up, and they were. then i removed the rear loom from the the sensors, having had the bumper off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2021, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By smudge.g
I have reently tried Jenolite rust converter,...

I have reently tried Jenolite rust converter, works in a similar fashion to hydrate 80, turning a nice blueish colour when dry. I have then used red oxide paint on top, followed by hammerite. If the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 20:30
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By smudge.g
Agree and just lke this, also from their shop: ...

Agree and just lke this, also from their shop:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233188736575?hash=item364b21be3f:g:V5EAAOSwlTZcpfhk


I've definately thrown better calipers away!
Forum: Was it you? 3rd August 2021, 20:08
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By smudge.g
X-reg light green mk1 Keith, Moray

Havent seen a 75 nor MG for months but passed a lovely light green mk1 75 saloon leaving Keith on the A95 Banff road yesterday, possibly a tourist. I didnt have time to wave and I was also in my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2021, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By smudge.g
Do you TOAF software to connect to your car? It...

Do you TOAF software to connect to your car? It can tell which sensor is playing up and was a real help with my recent ABS issues (now resolved). Good luck.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2021, 15:54
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By smudge.g
lovely looking tourer, I think it must have been...

lovely looking tourer, I think it must have been built around the same time as my recent scrapper tourer mk2, as its reg was BU04 TKT!!
good luck with the sale.
Forum: All Other Navigation Systems 28th July 2021, 18:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, I upgraded my symphony unit to am ex-BMW...

Hi, I upgraded my symphony unit to am ex-BMW navall 3 with satnav, cd, movie player etc (not sure which version of android) but its been brilliiant for me despite many of the negative reviews over...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 06:58
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By smudge.g
The CD changer is held in by 4 bolts that are...

The CD changer is held in by 4 bolts that are accessed from underneath , if I remember correctly, then just a couple of cables to unplug. Amazing how much room is created once it's removed!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2021, 08:48
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Car failed the MOT yesterday with lots of...

Car failed the MOT yesterday with lots of corrosion around the sills/jacking points. Not giving up on her just yet though. I plan to get myself on a welding course later this year and have a go at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th July 2021, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks for the tip, Arctic, it worked wonders!...

Thanks for the tip, Arctic, it worked wonders! Just have to try it for real on the actual car now!! :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2021, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By smudge.g
If your left hand steering wheel stalk has a...

If your left hand steering wheel stalk has a button on the end, thats for displaying the dash readout for trip mileage, mpg, speed limit warning etc.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2021, 17:16
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By smudge.g
My AA cover is around £50 per month for...

My AA cover is around £50 per month for breakdown, recovery, garage cover and that also covers the wife's Rav4 too (both cars nearly 20 years old). If i continue to work from home, I may have to drop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2021, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By smudge.g
Intercooler pipe captive nut/bolt woes.

I recently decided to fit the viton intercooler pipe o-rings onto my CDTi, that have been sat in the packet for at least 2 years! But before trying, I though i would have a look at the pipe that is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2021, 13:22
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By smudge.g
Seems to be a common theme - my windscreen...

Seems to be a common theme - my windscreen cracked in exactly the same manner. No chips or apparent damage but again, i did hit a pot hole few years ago that may have started tings off. Autoglass did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 16:38
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By smudge.g
Sorry to hear of your woes. I have breakdown...

Sorry to hear of your woes. I have breakdown cover with AA which includes garage cover (parts+labour) up to £500 per claim, unlimited claims per year. When my crankshaft pulley went, they collected...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2021, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By smudge.g
I've just had to replace my passenger side...

I've just had to replace my passenger side control arm due to knocking but also there was plenty of play with the wheel when moved at 3-9oclock position. The balljoint to the hub/strut was totally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2021, 20:37
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Looking very smart, would love to pop round...

Looking very smart, would love to pop round sometime and have a look at this rarity, being only 15mins away!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2021, 18:45
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By smudge.g
Much like the unused FBH plugs on the diesels,...

Much like the unused FBH plugs on the diesels, just stuffed down in front of the battery box, along with the water pipes for it!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2021, 15:28
Replies: 112
Views: 4,835
Posted By smudge.g
I've just finished replacing my nearside control...

I've just finished replacing my nearside control arm and bush and the bush went on with just slight pressure after putting some grease on the arm. The main problem i had was lining up the bolts on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 20:52
Replies: 48
Views: 4,596
Posted By smudge.g
First I've heard of this but couldn't agree more...

First I've heard of this but couldn't agree more with the above. If its not trying to tax us off the roads or changing the type of petrol available, then putting a stranglehold on the supply of used...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 20:24
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
After the surprise of a rapid straight-forward...

After the surprise of a rapid straight-forward removal of the passenger side control arm (using the hammer head method for the ball-joint removal), trying to get the replacement arm and bush back in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2021, 12:28
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By smudge.g
I noticed a big difference in road dirt getting...

I noticed a big difference in road dirt getting into the engine bay after having to drive without a tray for a few months, having fallen off on our track. Got a used one off fleabay and it will now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 19:58
Replies: 48
Views: 3,047
Posted By smudge.g
Glad to hear that all is now sorted for another...

Glad to hear that all is now sorted for another year. When i tried to change the driver's side arm last year, it tooks days, tons of plusgas, bashing and heating to get that sub-frame balljoint taper...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2021, 20:15
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
I cant believe how clean these covers keep the...

I cant believe how clean these covers keep the emgine bay until mine fell off and got ruined. I had to drive for a few months bare and cant believe the road poop that covered eveything!

Now I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2021, 20:57
Replies: 35
Views: 2,381
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, I sent you a message last week with what I...

Hi, I sent you a message last week with what I have found so far, did you not get it?
regards
Gary
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 15th April 2021, 19:11
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By smudge.g
Pm sent. :)

Pm sent.
:)
Forum: Swap-a-rama 13th April 2021, 07:26
Replies: 0
Views: 612
Posted By smudge.g
Front control arm swap?

I need to change my passenger side wishbone/control arm but have a brand new still-wrapped driver's side one from german suspension company NTY. Anyone have a spare(hopefully new) nearside one to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2021, 15:12
Replies: 35
Views: 2,381
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, I have paid (UK but not-worldwide)access to...

Hi, I have paid (UK but not-worldwide)access to ancestry at the moment due to be sick of getting the " if you want to see the record we found, card details.... etc" si i decided to pay for a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 10:38
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, that Merc is just...

Yes, that Merc is just gorgeous!!!:getmecoat::getmecoat::getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 10:35
Replies: 34
Views: 2,362
Posted By smudge.g
I had a spring go whilst driving up our track in...

I had a spring go whilst driving up our track in my Megane quite a few years back, destroyed the tyre but I had to get it home so as to not block the farm track.

Whe 2 springs went on my Tourer,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 10:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By smudge.g
Would be great to see you and the Banana back up...

Would be great to see you and the Banana back up at the Granton-on-Spey meet again. One of the best days out up here and currently, sorely missed unlike this NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 10:15
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By smudge.g
Possible swap of control arm?

I have to change my nearside/passenger side wishbone on my CDTi Tourer due to a knackered balljoint. Now, I have a brand-new still in the package driver's side wishbone by german suspension maker...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2021, 18:56
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Whilst in the process od refitting my exhaust, i...

Whilst in the process od refitting my exhaust, i thought I would have a go at removing some of the rust from underneath that I have been meaning to do for ages. Really pleased that what I first...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2021, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By smudge.g
Agree with the above comments, great to see...

Agree with the above comments, great to see someone else taking time to save another of these delightful cars rather thaan scrapping or breaking for parts.

As an aside, how do people clean their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 21:39
Replies: 51
Views: 5,370
Posted By smudge.g
Bangers n Cash Rover 75

not sure if posted before but......



Cracker (if you like mk2s!!)


...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 15:25
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By smudge.g
Great news Les, I'll keep an eye out for it when...

Great news Les, I'll keep an eye out for it when shopping in Elgin!! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 21:44
Replies: 799
Views: 88,093
Posted By smudge.g
Didnt do anything today (or last few weeks) as...

Didnt do anything today (or last few weeks) as its still got 3in snow all over it and 12in on the drive!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2021, 12:10
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By smudge.g
Smashing job with the recolour, very tempted but...

Smashing job with the recolour, very tempted but it looks like a wheel off job and I cant undo the bolts to remove the airbag at present :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 17:34
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Received an original Webasto dosing pump for the...

Received an original Webasto dosing pump for the FBH a few days ago to replace the cheap nasty chinese version that I had originally fitted (and didnt work properly). Delighted to see the new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 16:17
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By smudge.g
re: staining oak wooden steering wheel?

hi all, hope you are keeping warm!! I have a lovely looking walnut wood dash in my tourer after replacing the good but plastic version. However, my steering wheel is light oak and just doesnt look...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2021, 18:05
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By smudge.g
Assuming that you can get out to use it!!!

Assuming that you can get out to use it!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2021, 18:03
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By smudge.g
Sounds like the 2 bonnet catches (with the...

Sounds like the 2 bonnet catches (with the halfmoon shapes inside) arent connecting properly. They can gum up over time, mine did this and I removed them and cleaned the gunge from inside and now...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 30th January 2021, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
Posted By smudge.g
Yes please if still available, pm sent.

Yes please if still available, pm sent.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 26th January 2021, 20:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, are these the memory buttons or the buttons...

Hi, are these the memory buttons or the buttons for moving the seat? I am looking for the movement buttns as mine are part broken.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 19:53
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By smudge.g
Guilty as charged!! The pump was less than £20 so...

Guilty as charged!! The pump was less than £20 so what can i expect to have to pay/brand? The pump off the scrapper literally fell to pieces in my hands!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By smudge.g
Possible FBH problem?

Evening all,
I eventually got the FBH working more 'properly' today ie it ran for a full 20 minutes after I swapped out the pcb out of my spare, yesterday's test ran only for a few minutes before...
Forum: Items Wanted 15th January 2021, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By smudge.g
Webasto T80 telestart remote

Looking for a replacement remote for my T80 for the FBH as mine got damaged by leaking batteries. (Hopefully not as pricey as the new ones online!)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2021, 14:37
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By smudge.g
re Wedasto T80 remote

I will be finishing the install of my FBH shortly (after weeks of snow!) and would like to install the T80 telestart that i removed from my scrapper last year. However, the remote had been sat for 3...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2020, 15:40
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Recently had to change a knackered NSF ABS sensor...

Recently had to change a knackered NSF ABS sensor (after having to replace the driver's side hub in the summer - also knacked ABS sensor). Took a while to get everything back on, still a bit of play...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2020, 18:34
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Absolutely nothing! Its been raining here in NE...

Absolutely nothing! Its been raining here in NE Scotlnd for over a week now and no sign of it clearing this week. Poor car is sat on axle stands with the front nearside hub off whilst i tried to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2020, 19:38
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By smudge.g
I swapped the plastic wood-effect dash from my...

I swapped the plastic wood-effect dash from my 2003 tourer for a real wood dash a few years ago. Really easy to do and although the plastic version is very similar, the real wood just has a depth to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks guys, the sensor that i am trying to fit...

Thanks guys, the sensor that i am trying to fit is a front replaement ordered a wee while ago from Mat at DMGRS.(OEM-Q - SSB000150 - Front ABS Sensor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By smudge.g
Advice sought with ABS sensor change.

I had to change the NSF ABS sensor after the wire got damaged a while ago. As usual, the old sensor fell to pieces so I had to drill out the old one. However, after giving the new sensor a wee sand...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 20:57
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By smudge.g
Thats great, many thnaks.

Thats great, many thnaks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 17:07
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks, thought there was more to it!! but could...

Thanks, thought there was more to it!! but could I briefly replace my current IPK in the tourer with the spare one just to test the display/lights etc? Would it cause any issues being off another...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2020, 15:11
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By smudge.g
testing IPK

Since my car has been very inactive, I have noticed that the message display on the dash is getting worse with lots of lines, more than when the car was being used daily early in the year. I do have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 17:47
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Refurbed both bonnet catches after removing...

Refurbed both bonnet catches after removing bumper and both headlights (to replace original bulbs now HIDs are no no for MOT).Cant believe that the bonnet closes first time now, after years of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 15:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By smudge.g
When I first got my tourer some 4 years ago, the...

When I first got my tourer some 4 years ago, the trip computer didnt work when pushing the button on the end of the stalk. After reading a few posts on here, the advice was to remove the stalk and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 19:43
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By smudge.g
Any suggestions why the internal lock wont open...

Any suggestions why the internal lock wont open the door as per my previous post?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 13:17
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By smudge.g
Problematic passenger door lock

Good aafternoon aall,
not sure how my problem has materialised but I have noticed that the inside door lock handle on the passenger door wont open the door. anymore Nothing has broke and having...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2020, 16:30
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks for the assistance but i cant open the...

Thanks for the assistance but i cant open the attachment because of this very problem still!!! I have the url to the exception list in AVG but its still blocking any new windows/tabs that I try to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2020, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By smudge.g
Forum connection problems recently

Over the last few days I have been having real problems getting onto the forum via google or similar. This window that i am cuurently on has stayed open but when i try to open up a new window...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 12:20
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By smudge.g
My first MOT on my freelander after returning to...

My first MOT on my freelander after returning to UK from living in Naples, failed on emissions. Eventually, after many tests, the garage said that the cat had been emptied and just the shell was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2020, 20:54
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By smudge.g
..........not forgetting the UAE who are about to...

..........not forgetting the UAE who are about to launch a probe to Mars too!! (must be some party going on up there!!) :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2020, 19:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By smudge.g
Mine was just the £75 excess on my insurance...

Mine was just the £75 excess on my insurance after discovering a 7-8in crack whilst just sat on my drive during lockdown!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2020, 19:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By smudge.g
Didnt need to worry, guy from Autoglass did a...

Didnt need to worry, guy from Autoglass did a great job and pointed out that the window had previously been replaced, tackily so given the huge amount of glue that he had to remove!! New window is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2020, 12:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By smudge.g
checks upon new windscreen replacement

Hi folks, might sound daft question but having had to have my very first ever windscreen replacement (in 30 years of motoring!!) tomorrow after my tourer developed a nice 8 inch crack whilst sat on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2020, 04:44
Replies: 20
Views: 2,578
Posted By smudge.g
I bought this one last year, good fit, just gave...

I bought this one last year, good fit, just gave a few coats of HT spray in silver to help protect it a bit longer!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2020, 12:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By smudge.g
refurb of wood steering wheel?

The dash etc of my tourer is walnut but I have a lovely (but light oak) steering wheel. i wondered if its worth refurbishing with a walnut stain, anyone tried this? i am afraid of losing the lovely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2020, 19:21
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks for that. I took the cover off the remote...

Thanks for that. I took the cover off the remote today and the battery acid had spread across the circuit board to the coil so thats why I think its goosed!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2020, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By smudge.g
FBH T80 remote

Good afternoon all, I have a webasto telestart T80 system for the FBH that I removed from my scrapper prior to it going off to Rover heaven. My question is this: Is the remote paired to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 19:59
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
My original undertray had these fixings and they...

My original undertray had these fixings and they all rusted up soild, the ones that didnt break had to be ground off!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 16:59
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By smudge.g
very nice job! I've just replaced mine after...

very nice job! I've just replaced mine after hitting a deer last year. which smashed all the lower parts. The replacement one was very cheap, looks like new but looks like it was racing green...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2020, 16:49
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Eventually got round to fitting my 'new'...

Eventually got round to fitting my 'new' undertray that only cost £20 (shame postage was twice that!!) The underneath and engine bay is filthy after a few months without a cover so had to remove much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2020, 05:04
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By smudge.g
Likewise with Gary (Lovel) great guy, did my...

Likewise with Gary (Lovel) great guy, did my upgrade to 160 few years ago as well as a health check too. Very happy with the service and the car is still healthy!!.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2020, 18:50
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Not so much working on my car but I did...

Not so much working on my car but I did successfully rig up my spare FBH on the patio and actually got it working. I have fitted a further FBH in my diesel Tourer but have yet to test it. Even...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 20:18
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By smudge.g
ah ok thanks. Dont think my car has traction...

ah ok thanks. Dont think my car has traction control despite wiring in place!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2020, 18:52
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By smudge.g
Strange hidden little plug centre console.

Found this little plug hidden behind my Navall3 stereo whilst trying to get the steering wheel controls working (still dont!). Any ideas what it might be for? thanks for reading :)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th May 2020, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,360
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, that is correct. Will try to post some...

Yes, that is correct. Will try to post some photos but its a Alpine unit for sure.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 24th May 2020, 12:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,360
Posted By smudge.g
Hi and thanks for reply. Its a Highline Alpine (i...

Hi and thanks for reply. Its a Highline Alpine (i think) headunit that has been removed from the scrap car before that went to heaven. I retained the radio, TV units as well as Harmon kardon amp from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks for the replies guys but I'm sure the...

Thanks for the replies guys but I'm sure the powerfolds operated when i applied 12v to the orange/orange black wires. Didnt even notice the other 2 wires at the time (few months ago) I have the door...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 07:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By smudge.g
My auto Tourer did this a few months back but i...

My auto Tourer did this a few months back but i think all my issues were fuel pump related, which was getting quite noisy then just stopped. Changed for new one, also changed the tiny o-rings on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 07:49
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By smudge.g
Extra wires on powerfolds

Hi,
Yesterday, i eventually got round to swapping my mirrors for the powerfolds off the scrapper. All quite simple to change (upgraded the speakers and tweeters to harmon Kardon whilst in there) but...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 22nd May 2020, 20:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,360
Posted By smudge.g
Testing Hi-Line unit

I have the Symphony radio/satnav/TV head unit from my scrapper but as I never had the key for the car, I couldnt test anything electrical. Is it possible to power up this head unit off the car just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 10:52
Replies: 40
Views: 5,518
Posted By smudge.g
If you need a CD player Les (I assume the...

If you need a CD player Les (I assume the multidisk part that sits in the glove box) I have one you can have from my scrapper, now sadly departed! (and am only 15mins away, once we're allowed out) :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2020, 17:33
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
I beautiful day so decided to do a long overdue...

I beautiful day so decided to do a long overdue oil change and then noticed that after having recently replaced the front bumper, i had forgot to replace the 4 plastic c-clips onto the headlight...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 16:34
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
With plenty spare time now, I removed the damaged...

With plenty spare time now, I removed the damaged front bumper (after hitting a deer last year) and polished the headlights as the UV layer was very patchy. After getting a nice clean finish, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2020, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By smudge.g
I think best place for rear springs is somewhere...

I think best place for rear springs is somewhere near the rear wheels!!! :) :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 11:16
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By smudge.g
that's really helpful, thankyou. Will probably...

that's really helpful, thankyou. Will probably give the fiat type connector a try as it looks a better fit!! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2020, 10:47
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By smudge.g
Headlight washer parts

After hitting a deer a while ago, i thought just the the bumper was damaged but now i am fitting a new one,having stripped off everything off the old one, its seems that i have discovered the source...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd March 2020, 09:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By smudge.g
Have pm 'd you re steering wheel. edit - didnt...

Have pm 'd you re steering wheel. edit - didnt bother, see you are sorted!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2020, 05:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By smudge.g
Do you have any issues with front ABS sensors?? I...

Do you have any issues with front ABS sensors?? I managed to snap the nearside front ABS wire whilst chnaging the coil spring and my cruise stopped working. When i had a similar intermittent ABS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2020, 01:31
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By smudge.g
I tried the OBD bluetooth jobby with torque pro...

I tried the OBD bluetooth jobby with torque pro on my navall3 but was surprised that it never showed any error codes and also seemed quite basic. However, i downloaded TOAF last week and with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 17:43
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By smudge.g
But if it works again after 10mins disconnect????...

But if it works again after 10mins disconnect????

I did notice a wee bit of water in the plenums when I checked this morning but I think it was just in the pipes rather than i the ecu compartment....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By smudge.g
quick update, I noticed that when trying to start...

quick update, I noticed that when trying to start it, all normal lights on dash except oil can.

disconnected battery fro 10mins, reconnected and fuel pump was running again. Left for a minute, oil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 16:00
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By smudge.g
.......also, maybe stupid question but could I...

.......also, maybe stupid question but could I run the pump direct from the battery just to move the car to our other driveway or is it more complicated than this?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 15:47
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By smudge.g
Thanks Trikey, tried that, no difference. I did...

Thanks Trikey, tried that, no difference. I did apply 12v direct from the battery and this energises the pump, so I guess something 'upstream' of the pump is causing my issues.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 14:53
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By smudge.g
Help, non-starting CDTi again!

Well, after having changed the fuel pump again, the car started briefly, running fine but as soon as I stopped it and tried again a few minutes later, no power going to the pump (the black/green...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 06:47
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By smudge.g
Mine did the same when I had a temporary ABS...

Mine did the same when I had a temporary ABS issue - fuel gauge went crazy and speedo stopped working. When the nearside ABS wire got damaged (during spring chnage) the cruise control stopped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 00:10
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By smudge.g
thanks, I think mine is dead then as nothing...

thanks, I think mine is dead then as nothing heard when i put 12v as you say. Will get another and retry!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2020, 20:02
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By smudge.g
trying to test relay

Good evening, i am trying to test my fuel pump relay after some issues but am not sure exactly sure where to apply 12v to get the switch to operate. Have tried lugs 1 and 2 based on the diagram but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2020, 11:58
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By smudge.g
I just hope the apparent pressure loss is caused...

I just hope the apparent pressure loss is caused by the bottom hose rather than the new pump not being strong enough. It was still £70ish so spending another ton of another so soon would send the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2020, 09:57
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By smudge.g
Great thanks Arctic, will try that next day off. ...

Great thanks Arctic, will try that next day off.
Its a shame that the pierburg UBP that I took off my scrapper, got dropped just a few inches onto one end, whilst i was using it to empty the fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2020, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By smudge.g
problem after new UB pump!

I changed my troublesome UB pump on my CDTi a few days ago, would have been much easier to do if they had given us a few more inches of pipe underneath. Instead it took over an hour just to get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2020, 16:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,342
Posted By smudge.g
When I renewed my arms, I found it way easier,...

When I renewed my arms, I found it way easier, after seeking advice on the forum, to drop the entire rear sub frame after disconnecting everything. In the end, as everything was rotten, i managed to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2020, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By smudge.g
Autobox question etc

Whilst changing the under bonnet fuel pump today I did notice 2 things - firstly, the UBP fuel pipe connects to the top of the fuel filer housing but there seems to be an empty connector on that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 76
Views: 6,034
Posted By smudge.g
The clutch system in my 2000 Freelander broke...

The clutch system in my 2000 Freelander broke whilst serving overseas and i was horrified to see that it was mostly made of plastic, a simple system that was bought complete, easy to install but the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 13:34
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By smudge.g
isnt the thermostat housing for the Diesel hidden...

isnt the thermostat housing for the Diesel hidden under lots of gubbings down the left hand side of the engine (hence why most do the mod)??
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 15th February 2020, 01:57
Replies: 1
Views: 2,201
Posted By smudge.g
DAB with Navall 3??

My navall 3 has been brilliant ever since I bought it about 2 years ago but I would love to try DAB. I believe there was some kind of external module for this but cant remember which. Does anyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 13:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By smudge.g
When you push that pedal thingy in the middle, it...

When you push that pedal thingy in the middle, it breaks stuff and empties your bank account !! (mine's also an auto :) )
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 17:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,083
Posted By smudge.g
It took me over a week of drilling, heating,...

It took me over a week of drilling, heating, bashing and cutting (oh and swearing) to get mine off after the bolt seized solid inside the bush. Hardest part was removing the outer case. New one was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 16:13
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, definately JBH, have already sprayed and...

Yes, definately JBH, have already sprayed and replaced a wing in that colour!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 15:16
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By smudge.g
nice - reminds me of the mug i bought a few years...

nice - reminds me of the mug i bought a few years back!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 15:13
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By smudge.g
many thanks guys, will give that a go. have...

many thanks guys, will give that a go. have sprayed in plenty plusgas but it has made no difference! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 14:19
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By smudge.g
Bonnet catches- can they be refurbed??

i have noticed over the last year or so that my bonnet catches are becoming more problematic when trying to close the bonnet. The little half moons inside disappear and dont re-appear unless i tap...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 14:08
Replies: 44
Views: 3,778
Posted By smudge.g
These already exist (alhough not at that price...

These already exist (alhough not at that price methinks). When I was stationed in Naples, our shopping visits to the local US base was often interrupted by rapping car alarms that went off when you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2020, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By smudge.g
Yes the covers do come off, I took the white gold...

Yes the covers do come off, I took the white gold covers off my scrapper and resprayed them. You just have to carefully prise the covers off without marking them.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 16:34
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By smudge.g
I need to do similar work but am afraid to touch...

I need to do similar work but am afraid to touch the bleed screws on the brakes fitted to the car as i have already sheared off 2 bleed screws on a pair of backup calipers that i was also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
Couldnt believe it - after the wheel bolt came...

Couldnt believe it - after the wheel bolt came lose, the pinchbolt amazingly took very little effort to loosen (just my 3ft breaker bar). The strut also came out very easily and I had a spare strut...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 18:46
Replies: 30
Views: 2,116
Posted By smudge.g
Why do you think there has been so much effort in...

Why do you think there has been so much effort in getting everyone on an electric 'monitoring' meter? According to many online sources (I think Martin lewis is one) that state that these wifi meters...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd February 2020, 21:24
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By smudge.g
item now found a new home!

item now found a new home!
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 3rd February 2020, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By smudge.g
Free K16 camshaft locking tool

Free Rover K16 Double overhead camshaft locking tool, unused and i think bought many years ago for my Freelander 1.8 (K series engine). I dont think i will ever need it !! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 16:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
Many thanks indeed, that worked a treat....

Many thanks indeed, that worked a treat. ........Now for that awful pinchbolt!! (currently soaked in plusgas. :) BTW the fitted spring protector did its job and saved the tyre!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 15:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By smudge.g
Wife has uttered those awful words.........

............."Is it time to get rid of your car???"

After the exhaust back box fell off on our track few days ago (now replaced) brakes still sticking on the front, I thought I would investigate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,543
Posted By smudge.g
wow but isnt the blue one a MG ZT??

wow but isnt the blue one a MG ZT??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 21:18
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Maybe promotion now to Major Leccyfail!! :)

Maybe promotion now to Major Leccyfail!! :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
My neighbour our farmer popped round yesterday to...

My neighbour our farmer popped round yesterday to drop off a rusty hunk of junk that vaguely resembled an exhaust back box found on the track from the farm. Strangely, when I checked under mine after...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Was this fairly easy to do? I have the timer and...

Was this fairly easy to do? I have the timer and also T80 remote system from my scrapper, also all the wires but no idea how to fit!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 17:50
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Thats the problem with the salt/grit they spread...

Thats the problem with the salt/grit they spread on our roads here in rural Aberdeenshire, not kind to our cars :(
Forum: Items Wanted 29th January 2020, 14:44
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By smudge.g
The answer is yes, it can be easily removed,...

The answer is yes, it can be easily removed, about x10 torx screws hold the front of the glovebox on then just x2 inside hold the handle on. This is for you if you want it, FOC but it does have a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 14:26
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
So glad to have got rid of the rusty front wing...

So glad to have got rid of the rusty front wing for a used one in much better condition. Not a bad colour match either for a rattle can!!

ps sorry about first image, has been rotated in windows...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th January 2020, 06:34
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By smudge.g
I am currently scrapping a 04 plate tourer so...

I am currently scrapping a 04 plate tourer so will check the bits that are left, the glovebox is there somewhere (dash dismantled) and will let you have the handle if i can find it and remove it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 17:25
Replies: 24
Views: 4,596
Posted By smudge.g
Totally agree with the above, we live in a small...

Totally agree with the above, we live in a small town in rural Aberdeenshire and these rediculously oversized US style trucks are becoming more widespread. The farmers seem to like them too but as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 16:17
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By smudge.g
Well done on the 'new' car, definately gets under...

Well done on the 'new' car, definately gets under your skin. Its a shame but I have very recently passed on the white gold mk2 front bumper from my scrapper to another member this week. pretty good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 18:05
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,325,271
Posted By smudge.g
Finally got round to cleaning up the rusty rear...

Finally got round to cleaning up the rusty rear arches, using some Deox rust remover, Luckily, seemed to be clean metal underneath so cleaned, primed and painted in an afternoon, as a temporary...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 16:37
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By smudge.g
Hi, have you tried removing the switch pack from...

Hi, have you tried removing the switch pack from the car and cleaning all the contacts? I've only had problems with mirror switches on mine but cleaning these solved my issues.
Forum: Items Wanted 25th January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smudge.g
No worries, will try to get sorted out over next...

No worries, will try to get sorted out over next few days. Just need to pm me your address details. :)
Forum: Items Wanted 24th January 2020, 15:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smudge.g
Its in pretty good nick considering where its...

Its in pretty good nick considering where its been sitting for 3 years. No scratches that i can see but there's just a tiny dink in the wheel arch as shown. let me know if you want it and I'll get...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By smudge.g
I'll see if I have the parts on my scrapper, if...

I'll see if I have the parts on my scrapper, if so I'll post them to you foc, will get back to you soonest. :)
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By smudge.g
Yes, GMN from the reg document. Which part do you...

Yes, GMN from the reg document. Which part do you need as I have most of the whole car as a scrapper, been sat in a garden for 3 years!
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 18:03
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By smudge.g
Mk1 or MK2? I have MK2 washers and pipes if still...

Mk1 or MK2? I have MK2 washers and pipes if still needed.
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd January 2020, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By smudge.g
I have a 3 hole black oak switch panel (complete...

I have a 3 hole black oak switch panel (complete with 3 switches - 2 heated seats and cruise button) if any good.
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