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Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2019, 16:46
Replies: 35
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mattyboy
A new 75 video on YouTube.

Hello RoverLord,

https://youtu.be/HOmVr5tGfRQ

I'm sure you'll enjoy this recently uploaded homage. This circulated on the Facebook Rover 75 groups & I think it's one of the better videos, feels...
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2019, 09:18
Replies: 35
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mattyboy
Book recommendation

RoverLord,

I watched those, number 4) the advert was new to me & I enjoyed it. I prefer my reviews to have narration so I prefer the second video with the gold Mk2.

I recommend reading ‘Rover...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2019, 00:18
Replies: 35
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mattyboy
Rover 75 Reviews

RoverLord,

The Bonus video I have already seen, I have commented as a 'Rare VHS Uploads' when I watched it. If you check my channel I have videos uploaded of my own two Rover 75's. I recognised...
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2019, 23:15
Replies: 35
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mattyboy
Then you are going to love this video by 'Regular...

Then you are going to love this video by 'Regular Car Reviews'. The style of review is off beat & takes a little getting used to but then you learn to enjoy it, see the humour & realise the cultural...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st January 2019, 07:41
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Mattyboy
I might be interested but waiting to hear back...

I might be interested but waiting to hear back from a guy on Facebook with a set & a driver's side cupholder. Unless your one & the same since he is also in Wales?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 07:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Mattyboy
Club insurance

Does the Rover 75 MG ZT Club itself offer insurance for owners of our cars?

Some clubs offer this? Just wondered.
Forum: Social Forum 29th January 2019, 15:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mattyboy
My Rover 75 image

I wanted a car with old fashioned styling cues like chrome accents & vivid colours beyond the bland silver, black, normally available, but on a modern car with modern handling & comforts.

I wanted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2019, 22:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By Mattyboy
Same here

My 1.8T K4 takes about 15mins on my early morning run to get heated up which is the lenght of the journey. My 2.5ltr V6 gets up to temperature in around 3mins.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 20:25
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By Mattyboy
Swapped clock unit error mileage

My 75 had the clocks swapped in 2017 & inherited the mileage of the donor car which reads 30,000 higher than what the car has actually done.

This in itself doesn't bother me much as I have the MoT...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 11:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mattyboy
Same here

I've had this same problem last Wednesday. Back doors wouldn't close, used warm water on the locks. Ordered a portable hairdryer to keep in the glovebox.

Had to manually lock the car to park it....
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 27th January 2019, 22:24
Replies: 45
Views: 22,899
Posted By Mattyboy
Birmingham NEC

I spent a great deal of time examining S392 DEH the Wedgewood Blue Connie at the NEC mainly because it had a Neptune Blue interior & briefly spoke to the owner.

I regret that I glanced only...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 27th January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 77
Views: 7,277
Posted By Mattyboy
Possible, will try.

Hello, I'll try to get the weekend off work but it will be difficult as I've already requested April 13th for the Longbridge meet up which I've priotised.

I'm coming from the east Midlands so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2019, 22:57
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Mattyboy
MPG Calulator

I use MPG calculator from google search. Reset the trip metre after each refill to the top & keep my receipt with litres of fuel pumped.

Today I got 32.28mpg on my 2.5ltr auto (driven very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2019, 21:02
Replies: 13
Views: 8,442
Posted By Mattyboy
Facelift vs MK1 production & export figures

Firstly I'd like to know the number of 75 MKII's produced in total? What is the breakdown in production figures between MK 1 & 2's.

Secondly why are their two overall 75 production figures for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2019, 04:24
Replies: 22
Views: 6,494
Posted By Mattyboy
Connoisseur SE driver's side

Neither my Connie (2003) or Connie SE (2001) have a driver's side cup holder. I understood that only the early 1999 Cowley cars had the extra cup holder.

Regardless I'd be interested to know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2019, 10:11
Replies: 24
Views: 2,347
Posted By Mattyboy
Rear doors not closing

I encountered this problem last night on my 2003 in a hard frost of -1C. Repeated attempts failed to get it closed, even after running the car engine for 15mins with the interior heater on & blasting...
Forum: Events and Meets 8th January 2019, 00:20
Replies: 135
Views: 21,943
Posted By Mattyboy
Pride of Longbridge

I should be going along. Not sure which Rover 75 I'll have at that stage as I'm looking at purchasing a different one.

Current one; https://youtu.be/QhuslCUZsbE
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 15:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,749
Posted By Mattyboy
Colgate toothpaste

I just used the old wives tale of Colgate scrubbed in with a toothbrush.

Did yellow a bit the next day but still looks better than it did.

https://ibb.co/fHQ19RD
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 14:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mattyboy
I collect in person!

https://ibb.co/L5941Q7

Your all going to hate me but Rimmer Brothers is only 12 miles from my house so I collect them person in the very car they are being applied to. I take a lesuirely trip on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mattyboy
Dorchester

Thanks for the reply but I meant does the 2.5ltr actually return better fuel economy than the 2ltr. I'm considering a 2.5ltr auto but the fuel economy can't be great although the drive will be...
Forum: Photography Corner 5th January 2019, 13:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mattyboy
https://ibb.co/rQtSf8D ...

https://ibb.co/rQtSf8D

https://ibb.co/rQtSf8D

Taken recently whilst filming a 1956 Pontiac outside a pub barn, I couldn't resist getting my car in.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 10:56
Replies: 50
Views: 6,267
Posted By Mattyboy
Current location of the 5 millionth Rover

Hello, sorry to revive an old thread but does anyone know its current location & if it's still on public display?

I've seen the first & last Rover 75's so it would be nice to round it off with a...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 5th January 2019, 01:16
Replies: 15
Views: 8,205
Posted By Mattyboy
Chinese friend

My Chinese friend has ordered me a complete set of Roewe 750 badges arriving in late January from China. I'm going to change the centre caps on my wheels to Roewe badges & tastefully apply a badge...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 00:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mattyboy
2ltr engine, did you swap it from the 2.5ltr? I'm...

2ltr engine, did you swap it from the 2.5ltr? I'm reading that sometimes the bigger engine does better mpg. Perhaps due to lower revs or higher torque?
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