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Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 20:34
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Hilarious series. I remember the scene well....

Hilarious series. I remember the scene well. Donít feel so deprived now about T4 either 😂
Forum: V8 Forum 17th May 2022, 16:20
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks again for that info. I have to confess the...

Thanks again for that info. I have to confess the hesitation on acceleration disappeared when I remembered to re- connect the MAF sensor. Already posted on the ĎWallyí thread:duh::duh::getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2022, 21:13
Replies: 35
Views: 3,150
Posted By edwardmk
Drove the 260 to work and was puzzled that after...

Drove the 260 to work and was puzzled that after all the effort to change the plugs ( thread in V8 forum) and put on new coil packs, she wasn't really running very well at all. Poor acceleration,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2022, 20:47
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By edwardmk
Too many cooks?:getmecoat:

Too many cooks?:getmecoat:
Forum: Humour Corner 9th May 2022, 18:08
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By edwardmk
SWMBO will definitely appreciate that one.:D

SWMBO will definitely appreciate that one.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2022, 12:15
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By edwardmk
Not an MOT fail. Just a sudden very loud noise...

Not an MOT fail. Just a sudden very loud noise from the front and sounding like a tractor. I'll definitely ask for everything they take off to be retained for me and report back.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2022, 19:34
Replies: 13,657
Views: 1,426,715
Posted By edwardmk
That's amazing for a 190 V6. Wish I could get...

That's amazing for a 190 V6. Wish I could get over 700 miles out of a tank on mine!
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:55
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Glad to say she fired up first time. My engine...

Glad to say she fired up first time. My engine light has re-appeared though. Still have some hesitation on pressing on the go pedal. Found an unconnected sensor on the driver side rocker box vacuum...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:26
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
All the OME coils had one type of simple two pin...

All the OME coils had one type of simple two pin connector. Clearly the loom on the engine was designed with two different coil connectors. (Actually the loom connectors are the females and the coil...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:20
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Then ran into an unexpected glitch! Some of the...

Then ran into an unexpected glitch! Some of the connectors didnít fit. Closer inspection showed there were different female connectors on the MSDís. Found I had to re-juggle the MSDís so the simple...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 17:10
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Torqued new NKG iridium platinum plugs in at...

Torqued new NKG iridium platinum plugs in at 14ft/lbs with no anti-seize. Then ready for the MSD coils which had been in a drawer for the last five years...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
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https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220508/83e88eb4a8a93da9cb88cfbedb9a3b4d.jpg
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Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:56
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Used compressed air to clean the plug wells. Then...

Used compressed air to clean the plug wells. Then a touch of de-block oil for 10 mins. The plugs were really tight but they all came out OK.


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Forum: V8 Forum 8th May 2022, 16:52
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Finally found time to finish the job. Used M5 0.8...

Finally found time to finish the job. Used M5 0.8 x 10mm brass inserts from Amazon. Used the old securing bolts to keep them lined up while the glue...
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2022, 14:48
Replies: 248
Views: 10,782
Posted By edwardmk
When you run a Kleptocracy the proceeds make the...

When you run a Kleptocracy the proceeds make the Mafia look tame. I feel sorry for what the Russian people have had to endure from their leaders (or should I say sociopathic controllers) for so long.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2022, 22:41
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By edwardmk
My V6 2.5 is booked in for Tuesday for catalytic...

My V6 2.5 is booked in for Tuesday for catalytic convertor replacement. The garage was adamant the catalytic convertor had 'blown'. Maybe I'll ask them to keep the old part so I can see what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 20:58
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By edwardmk
I thought that too. No driver's door key...

I thought that too. No driver's door key aperture?
If you can't use the key manually in the driver's door due to a fault, search the forum. Lot's of advice on this issue.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th May 2022, 20:55
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By edwardmk
Horrendous. Holidays are potentially dangerous....

Horrendous. Holidays are potentially dangerous. It's too easy to be over-relaxed. Just a split second and there for the grace of God go all of us. They had a water tragedy off Padstow where a family...
Forum: V8 Forum 4th May 2022, 21:02
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
I don't think I've got any cracks. I did consider...

I don't think I've got any cracks. I did consider a manifold upgrade. I saw a You Tube video where an upgrade was done, and apart from the extra work it looked higher and unlikely to fit under the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2022, 15:58
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By edwardmk
Blown exhaust

One moment the ZT190 was humming along quietly, next moment we sounded like a tractor. Had a new exhaust recently, but it's the bit in front of the new exhaust which has blown. Failed catalytic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2022, 22:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By edwardmk
My 2.5 V6 petrol starts well after being left for...

My 2.5 V6 petrol starts well after being left for a full calendar month. The V8 though will only last 3 weeks from a full battery. I haven't had time to trace the last bit of parasitic drain on the...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 21:56
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
I couldnít think of a way to use superglue in...

I couldnít think of a way to use superglue in such a confined space without risking gluing the wrong thing. Ended up putting a 7mm socket on a drill and spinning the cop bolt until it heated up the...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 21:26
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
Number 318 then :}

Number 318 then :}
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd May 2022, 21:12
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By edwardmk
PM sent. Many thanks Mike.:bowdown:

PM sent. Many thanks Mike.:bowdown:
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd May 2022, 16:55
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
Not sure of my number but itís a 2004. Been with...

Not sure of my number but itís a 2004. Been with me since I acquired her for half price when Rover went bust.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220430/8b1812c38ad7f3a6c79f90c5e1caa265.jpg


Sent...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd May 2022, 16:36
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By edwardmk
Inner front door latch cable wanted for ZTT 190

I'm looking for one of these and hoping someone can point me in the right direction or sell me one. Many thanks,

Cable-front door internal release - FQZ000220 - Genuine MG Rover
From Year-2003,...
Forum: V8 Forum 1st May 2022, 14:07
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Found this interesting link ...

Found this interesting link
https://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l-1996-2004-modular-mustang/604268-stripped-cop-bolt-totally-fed.html

I'm leaning towards cutting off the heads of the three stuck...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2022, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By edwardmk
I need to look at the other end, so the door card...

I need to look at the other end, so the door card will have to come off now whatever I do. I can't find anything at the passenger handle location that looks wrong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 09:31
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By edwardmk
Very sorry to hear of this. Scumbag is the word....

Very sorry to hear of this. Scumbag is the word. I've had things nicked in the past and it feels like a betrayal by your community. it's just that one scumbag though. Most folk are normal and condemn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 23:02
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By edwardmk
Passenger inside door handle stopped working

The passenger inside door handle when pulled no longer opens the door, much to SWMBO's displeasure. The fault seemed to start when she yanked the door handle a bit harder than usual. I thought...
Forum: V8 Forum 30th April 2022, 21:08
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By edwardmk
Advice on plug change problem

Last time the V8 was in for a service and MOT I was informed they couldn't change the spark plugs because the 'bolts just kept turning.' I was a bit puzzled but the car passed and was running well so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 18:56
Replies: 29
Views: 3,968
Posted By edwardmk
Found this thread really useful for my failed...

Found this thread really useful for my failed sunroof problem. The sunroof had failed in the closed position (fortunately). I swapped out the switch for a known working switch and the problem...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th April 2022, 21:33
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
Collected the V8 after it had been parked up for...

Collected the V8 after it had been parked up for a month due to 1)the misfire, 2) the engine warning light, 3) floppy manual linkage and 4) a toc toc toc noise seemingly from the rear driver side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 20:00
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By edwardmk
Pressure radiator thermostat?

Pressure radiator thermostat?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By edwardmk
I know I missed a lot. Some had already left (to...

I know I missed a lot. Some had already left (to go and thaw out!) Iím sure Bob will post more shortly. Nice for things to feel a little bit more normal. Roll on to warmer days.


Sent from my...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By edwardmk
And a few more...

And a few more pics😊https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220410/4108a879104a4140bdd9a10ace7c5397.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220410/ebdc9477ceabf9bea99060caa20495a3.jpg...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 10th April 2022, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By edwardmk
Glad we made the effort to attend our first ever...

Glad we made the effort to attend our first ever MG event. The Sunday lunch was really nice in the restaurant (and a welcome break from the rather chilly wind ) At least it was dry and I felt a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By edwardmk
Glad you made it back OK Bob. Excuse my...

Glad you made it back OK Bob. Excuse my ignorance, but what is the PRT?
Google says 'personal rapid transit'. My best guess is pressure radiator top?:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:30
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By edwardmk
Looks really good. Puts my efforts today in the...

Looks really good. Puts my efforts today in the shade. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 22:26
Replies: 13,657
Views: 1,426,715
Posted By edwardmk
Spent a couple of hours re-washing the car ready...

Spent a couple of hours re-washing the car ready for the post pandemic paddle meet tomorrow. Flying shyte machines is very apt.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2022, 22:14
Replies: 13,657
Views: 1,426,715
Posted By edwardmk
Here in Cornwall you become an immediate prime...

Here in Cornwall you become an immediate prime target for seagulls!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 20:05
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By edwardmk
Agree that it's likely to be a bulb somewhere or...

Agree that it's likely to be a bulb somewhere or an earth fault in one of the indicator bulb circuits if all the bulbs test OK.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2022, 22:39
Replies: 13,657
Views: 1,426,715
Posted By edwardmk
Copied suzubluís solution for loose door handle...

Copied suzubluís solution for loose door handle surrounds.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220406/c33ac0fe9ac9ad1de02a11eb1be125c9.jpg


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 22:02
Replies: 76
Views: 3,600
Posted By edwardmk
Which drive technique uses the most fuel.

I've always coasted down long hills when safe to do so, but I noticed that when I coast down a hill in my 2005 Astra I get 130mpg on the instant consumption, but 999mpg if left in fifth gear on...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 4th April 2022, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By edwardmk
Great directions and a useful summary Bob. I...

Great directions and a useful summary Bob. I decided to check out the venue last Saturday. SWMBO was reluctant as the weather looked ominous, but when she walked into the restaurant, all was forgiven...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 11:45
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By edwardmk
I suspect the risk is becoming less microscopic...

I suspect the risk is becoming less microscopic very quickly. A lot of electrically assisted bikes around now. I nearly got run over by someone on an electric bike in Mousehole. Flying along on a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2022, 11:28
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By edwardmk
Tesla Powerwall or similar?

Tesla Powerwall or similar?
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 26th March 2022, 21:43
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By edwardmk
Nice pic with the sunset behind the cabin.:}

Nice pic with the sunset behind the cabin.:}
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2022, 21:38
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By edwardmk
Wow. Quite a procession. If I was in the car, I'd...

Wow. Quite a procession. If I was in the car, I'd prefer the quietest after about a mile. From outside the car, all of them are petrol head music. All the engineering in that procession.:bowdown:
Forum: Technology Forum 23rd March 2022, 15:28
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By edwardmk
I had the same problem with an Apple Macbook Air....

I had the same problem with an Apple Macbook Air. Good old Google to the rescue once again!
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2022, 22:29
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By edwardmk
You have to get back from the moon once you've...

You have to get back from the moon once you've got there and keep us all informed about Banana. Purpose and routine right there (amongst everything else you do ):}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 21:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By edwardmk
I have a parasitic drain on my Transit. Fitted...

I have a parasitic drain on my Transit. Fitted one of those exact same battery isolators until I find time to locate the parasitic drain. Really good result for me too. Found out the previous battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 20:29
Replies: 13,657
Views: 1,426,715
Posted By edwardmk
Loads of things I want to do, but the weather was...

Loads of things I want to do, but the weather was uninspiring to say the least. But I did manage to check all the fluids and apply white lithium grease to all of the door hinges and linkages. Opening...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 17:43
Replies: 36
Views: 1,689
Posted By edwardmk
Employment law and all HR legal issues are so...

Employment law and all HR legal issues are so complex, our humble dental surgery has a contract with HR lawyers. We pay a monthly fee to a law company. As long as we run all our issues by them before...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 17:16
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By edwardmk
Can't help but feel Lewis was robbed last season.

Can't help but feel Lewis was robbed last season.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2022, 17:13
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By edwardmk
Very unfortunate Bob and even more frustrating...

Very unfortunate Bob and even more frustrating I'm sure. Sounds like the AA man was a decent chap. Response time was very impressive. One small silver lining. Murphy and Mr NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2022, 00:29
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By edwardmk
I used to have a job as a cleaner at Ironbridge...

I used to have a job as a cleaner at Ironbridge B. The noise and coal dust was incredible. I wore all the safety gear unlike most did back in the late sixties. Lots of memories. The mask filters were...
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2022, 08:30
Replies: 36
Views: 1,689
Posted By edwardmk
We've been selling the silverware in the UK for a...

We've been selling the silverware in the UK for a long time. Where is the long term strategic planning? Long 'just in time' supply chains. Foreign ownership of multiple vital assets. Self- immolation...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By edwardmk
I once spent four hours 'fixing' a £1.99...

I once spent four hours 'fixing' a £1.99 solarlight from B&M, just to please my wife ( or possibly avoid the wrath of SWMBO :eek:)
I do feel that if we seek a 'greener 'world, then shipping items...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2022, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By edwardmk
Wishing you all the best Jules & Many Happy...

Wishing you all the best Jules & Many Happy Returns. Have a great day. Hope that tree hasn't taken over too much of your space:D
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2022, 22:21
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By edwardmk
Excellent. Guessing not front wheel drive though:}

Excellent. Guessing not front wheel drive though:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 22:22
Replies: 70
Views: 4,094
Posted By edwardmk
Do any of the Rover/MG's cut off fuel when...

Do any of the Rover/MG's cut off fuel when running downhill. My 2005 Astra Cabriolet shows 999mpg running downhill. Just wondering since fuel prices are heading for £2/litre.:shrug:
Forum: V8 Forum 8th March 2022, 21:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By edwardmk
Sounds like a very interesting project. How heavy...

Sounds like a very interesting project. How heavy is a 6.4l hemi compared to the standard 4.6 V8? What power output are you hoping for? I'd imagine you must be planning a lot of suspension mods for...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South West 8th March 2022, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Bob, Please put down Martin and Lynn for...

Hi Bob,

Please put down Martin and Lynn for this one. 260 or 190 to be confirmed.
Going to book a meal at the first opportunity. Fingers crossed for nice weather as always.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 11:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By edwardmk
And just for a moment there I thought I'd...

And just for a moment there I thought I'd discovered something new for my fence panels and outdoor furniture.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 11:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By edwardmk
I should have worked that out for myself. Clearly...

I should have worked that out for myself. Clearly had my own senior moment lol.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 10:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By edwardmk
Pardon my ignorance. Castro R sounds useful, but ...

Pardon my ignorance. Castro R sounds useful, but 'Google' directs me to Raul Castro, so i'm in the dark.:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2022, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By edwardmk
A substantial number of the Russian people are...

A substantial number of the Russian people are saying 'not in our names'. I really don't like the thought of a police force that locks up children for placing flowers at the Ukrainian embassy.
The...
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2022, 22:07
Replies: 108
Views: 4,708
Posted By edwardmk
Even worse is if you can't get fuel. All the...

Even worse is if you can't get fuel. All the local stations ran out of diesel Redruth and Truro areas on Saturday. Our second son came home in his diesel golf on fumes (and fuming ) having tried...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th February 2022, 21:57
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By edwardmk
New ad for spec savers?

New ad for spec savers?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2022, 12:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By edwardmk
My first ZT was a 260 which I've owned from new....

My first ZT was a 260 which I've owned from new. Great and effortless motorway car, but definitely a harsh ride on bad road surfaces. Less compliance equals better road holding I guess. If your local...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th February 2022, 23:26
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By edwardmk
Me too. Just enough to lighten the moment.:}

Me too. Just enough to lighten the moment.:}
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 20:16
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
Yes indeed. Iíd love to hear the company explain...

Yes indeed. Iíd love to hear the company explain why that is necessary.
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 13:05
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By edwardmk
Wow.... from your link "If a DPF is faulty, a...

Wow.... from your link "If a DPF is faulty, a single vehicle can produce the same pollution as a three-lane, 360-mile-long traffic jam of vehicles with compliant filters. That is the distance from...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2022, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By edwardmk
I spent 11 years in Saudi Arabia. There were...

I spent 11 years in Saudi Arabia. There were still public executions in the eighties and nineties. Human rights were pretty much non-existent then. Expat Philipino and Indian sub continent workers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2022, 11:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By edwardmk
My brother-in-law is doing exactly that. Selling...

My brother-in-law is doing exactly that. Selling a nearly new Peugeot 308 pretty much for what he paid for it a year ago. Going to try and by a good older used car. Strapped for cash due to having to...
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2022, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By edwardmk
Congratulations Just became a grandad for the...

Congratulations
Just became a grandad for the second time this morning at 1.00 am. Looked after number 1 grandchild while our daughter was at Treliske. Know how you feel about a new life in the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2022, 13:53
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
I'm not sceptical enough to say it will never...

I'm not sceptical enough to say it will never happen, but I do agree the solution is a long way off. I think the last experiment produced enough energy to boil around seventy kettles according to the...
Forum: Social Forum 8th February 2022, 14:30
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By edwardmk
I seem to recollect that 75% of the income from...

I seem to recollect that 75% of the income from the Crown Estates goes directly to the Treasury, a valuable concession from a previous monarch who got into debt and was bailed out by the parliament...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2022, 16:52
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By edwardmk
My father lent me his Opel Monza for my wife and...

My father lent me his Opel Monza for my wife and I to take a holiday. Lovely smooth machine and quick too. Unfortunately it broke down in Cornwall Since the car was my responsibility, I had it...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2022, 13:17
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
Price caps are a useful tool for large...

Price caps are a useful tool for large corporations to get rid of the small competition. Those with the deepest pockets can provide services and goods at a loss for the longest but at some point they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2022, 21:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,605
Posted By edwardmk
When I was buying my V8 in 2005 I was informed I...

When I was buying my V8 in 2005 I was informed I could get MU55 ANG from the DVLA, but when I inquired it had gone. Then someone called me and said I could have it for £1k. No idea how they knew I...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th January 2022, 21:35
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By edwardmk
Made me laugh. Didn't see where it was going. :D

Made me laugh. Didn't see where it was going. :D
Forum: V8 Forum 24th January 2022, 20:32
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
I asked for the plugs to be changed at the last...

I asked for the plugs to be changed at the last service but apparently the (main dealer) couldn't get the coil packs off to get access to the plugs as the retaining screws were just spinning. However...
Forum: V8 Forum 24th January 2022, 19:48
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
I've acquired a similar misfire with the V8 in...

I've acquired a similar misfire with the V8 in the last 24 hrs. When warm, runs fine until you try to accelerate and then not happy. Today an engine warning light came on. When I parked her around...
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 20:10
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By edwardmk
Nearly didn't bother to watch this. Glad I didn't...

Nearly didn't bother to watch this. Glad I didn't skip it. Absolutely priceless. Grinning from ear to ear as I type this.:D
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2022, 13:52
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
Generally agree, but please define 'high earner'...

Generally agree, but please define 'high earner' and what your proposals would be on higher taxes for those high earners?:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2022, 22:42
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
All price capping does is put businesses out of...

All price capping does is put businesses out of business when the wholesale price of the product is more than the retail price cap allowed by the authority.
If nothing changes, even those with...
Forum: V8 Forum 9th January 2022, 21:56
Replies: 66
Views: 4,239
Posted By edwardmk
For what it's worth, my V8 developed an annoying...

For what it's worth, my V8 developed an annoying misfire at around 35k miles some years back. Main dealer recommended to change all the plugs at visit one. No change, so I was then told one of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 21:17
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By edwardmk
Polished up nicely. I note he's planning to sell...

Polished up nicely. I note he's planning to sell it!
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2022, 11:15
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
That's impressive. Let's hope it doesn't need the...

That's impressive. Let's hope it doesn't need the cladding replacing in a couple of years! as an aside, interesting that when a thatched cottage roof burns the place down, no-one calls for all...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2022, 20:46
Replies: 298
Views: 11,604
Posted By edwardmk
Currently in our little snug with a reading of...

Currently in our little snug with a reading of 22c. Iíd be happy at 18c myself, but the other half likes to keep turning up the thermostat. I did suggest she might take over the heating bill, but...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2021, 12:49
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By edwardmk
Seems that it's not a good move to be out of...

Seems that it's not a good move to be out of warranty on so many modern cars now. :icon_question:
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 15th December 2021, 11:51
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By edwardmk
Used to live in Aberdeen, but never made it that...

Used to live in Aberdeen, but never made it that far north. Looks amazing (when the weather gods are with you :xmas-smiley-019:)
Forum: Humour Corner 14th December 2021, 23:13
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By edwardmk
probably not PC or woke, but it made me laugh,...

probably not PC or woke, but it made me laugh, and we all need a good laugh at the moment:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 19:01
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By edwardmk
Congratulations, but I do hope you've not tempted...

Congratulations, but I do hope you've not tempted the Jinx out of it's hiding place :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 23:05
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By edwardmk
I watched it. An interesting program. My core...

I watched it. An interesting program. My core take away was that the international mining company was legally obliged to pay a certain local politician vast sums of money and very little of it was...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 19:26
Replies: 52
Views: 3,178
Posted By edwardmk
I don't disagree with socialism, I support it,...

I don't disagree with socialism, I support it, but it can't exist without entrepreneurs producing more than they need, which is where capitalism comes in. Ted Heath referred to the 'unacceptable face...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 14:45
Replies: 52
Views: 3,178
Posted By edwardmk
House prices appreciating is more to do with...

House prices appreciating is more to do with currency depreciation and financial manipulation than actual capital appreciation.
Each time interest rates dropped, that guaranteed that house prices...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 22:24
Replies: 52
Views: 3,178
Posted By edwardmk
I seem to recollect reading that he Crown Estate...

I seem to recollect reading that he Crown Estate is 85% owned by the government, or 85% of the income from the estate went to the government. One of our previous monarchs was bailed out by parliament...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 10:32
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By edwardmk
We're expecting Ultron any time soon.:eek:

We're expecting Ultron any time soon.:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 23:05
Replies: 182
Views: 17,427
Posted By edwardmk
Very sorry to hear of your loss Andy. What a...

Very sorry to hear of your loss Andy. What a great attitude epitomised in that photo. :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 179
Views: 10,397
Posted By edwardmk
I listened very carefully to the SA GP who first...

I listened very carefully to the SA GP who first spotted the new variant dubbed 'Omicron' (sounds like a Marvel Universe character ).
She stated the presenting symptoms were slightly different and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 15:20
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By edwardmk
Dynabeads

https://www.dynabeads.co.uk/

Has anyone had any experience with this product? Looks too good to be true?:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 13:10
Replies: 38
Views: 1,930
Posted By edwardmk
My brother in law is still without power in...

My brother in law is still without power in Moniaive. New ETA for re-connection is sometime this evening. Fortunately they do have a lot of wood. The oil- fired Aga is no use without power. They had...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th November 2021, 15:50
Replies: 13
Views: 3,392
Posted By edwardmk
I'm with Maninder on speaker volume, although DSP...

I'm with Maninder on speaker volume, although DSP chips, as Manuel would have said, I know nothing lol. I had a nice transistor radio with a big speaker many moons ago at uni when battery tech was...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th November 2021, 15:40
Replies: 23
Views: 4,372
Posted By edwardmk
My V8 seems to give 24 mpg with a mixture of town...

My V8 seems to give 24 mpg with a mixture of town and A30 'spirited driving' (as Bob once alluded to :}). To be honest, I seem to get the same or less out of the 190 ZTT. Glad my commute is only a...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 16:19
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
It's going to be very interesting going forwards...

It's going to be very interesting going forwards how the stats change, but I'm also deeply suspicious of many of the stats being quoted. Back in the days of the Framington heart study, the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 15:49
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By edwardmk
Definitely the correct decision!:eek:

Definitely the correct decision!:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 13:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By edwardmk
Went out to assess the jacking points. Realised...

Went out to assess the jacking points. Realised the hole was quite small to get access to clean out potential grunge. The thought occurred to me to use a gizmo I have for cleaning out blocked drains....
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 13:11
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
Absolutely correct. Whenever the press ran an...

Absolutely correct. Whenever the press ran an article on dentists' pay it was always negative. Many years ago I had patients who believed a press article that dentists were on £200k salaries. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:09
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By edwardmk
The way I heard it was the 'KISS' principle,...

The way I heard it was the 'KISS' principle, alternatively expressed as 'If you leave it off, it can't go wrong! There's inevitably plenty to go wrong on any car, it just needs the parts to be made...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 22:37
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
Much appreciated to be off that list Maninder :D

Much appreciated to be off that list Maninder :D
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:00
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
A very common misconception. True in some cases,...

A very common misconception. True in some cases, but most dentists that have left the NHS have done so over concerns of maintaining quality of care. You just can't see 50 patients/day for long...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 10:18
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
I hope you're right. But consider for a moment...

I hope you're right. But consider for a moment 'deaths within 28 days of a Covid positive test'. If the test is perfect, then we only need to know which individuals died of Covid, and which ones died...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By edwardmk
Will attack this weekend if the rain holds off...

Will attack this weekend if the rain holds off and report back what I found. I did wonder about trapping condensation. Liking the ideas of helping the retaining lugs along with a positive fit.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 21:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By edwardmk
Jacking point/pad question.

Hi all. When I came to jack up the ZTT to change the reversing switch, I noticed that both front jacking pads were missing, but the rears were fine. They must have fallen off some time ago, so I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 19:49
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
My point was only that the main media is shouting...

My point was only that the main media is shouting the death figures for Covid, but zero reporting any mortality from jabs. It's lopsided. I understand they don't want to put folk off the jab, but...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 13:54
Replies: 255
Views: 9,185
Posted By edwardmk
Much common sense here. We now know the jabs...

Much common sense here. We now know the jabs don't stop folk from getting sick or transmitting the virus. As the percentage of the jabbed edges higher, this is becoming very clear. Just like banks,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By edwardmk
Interesting thread. I always put two new...

Interesting thread.


I always put two new tyres on the front and the two that were on the front go to the rear. I had a garage once that was trying to save me money and I ended up with one new...
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2021, 20:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,218
Posted By edwardmk
Well I have to crash this party too. Many Happy...

Well I have to crash this party too. Many Happy returns Andy.:band:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 20:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By edwardmk
Methinks the tyres might last considerably less...

Methinks the tyres might last considerably less than on the 260. 500+ bhp would be fun though. Need to find someone to drop a Coyote V8 into the ZT:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 20:32
Replies: 15
Views: 15,688
Posted By edwardmk
My reversing sensors on the 190 were working fine...

My reversing sensors on the 190 were working fine until the day I very carefully reversed into a pole.:duh: Then I noticed the reversing lights were also not working. Read all of the threads on the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 13:41
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By edwardmk
What's the difference between a 'wee drum' and a...

What's the difference between a 'wee drum' and a 'wee dram?' I'm guessing a wee drum contains several wee drams?:shrug::getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 11:41
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By edwardmk
I'm going to travel to his place later for him to...

I'm going to travel to his place later for him to wire up my electrics. You could pm Rick-Sta on the forum and I'm sure he would advise you. I don't know if he supplies kits for DIY.
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 15:49
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By edwardmk
Sorry to hear of these experiences. Medical and...

Sorry to hear of these experiences. Medical and dental records do belong to the patient, and you have a right to at least have a copy, although this may be charged for by some practices. On line...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 14:33
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By edwardmk
Make sure your connection leads/tags are on the...

Make sure your connection leads/tags are on the inside of the car when the screen is fitted and accessible. Rick is indeed your man for advice on this.
Forum: V8 Forum 8th November 2021, 14:56
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By edwardmk
V8 for sale on eBay

Just spotted this;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZT-SE-V8-260-/185143087741?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

Encouraging that prices seem to be going up...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 13:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By edwardmk
It must have swallowed the same pill the Italian...

It must have swallowed the same pill the Italian one did.:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By edwardmk
All you need then is one of these;...

All you need then is one of these;...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2021, 22:16
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By edwardmk
Yes. Dr Beeching saw to that. A great pity, but...

Yes. Dr Beeching saw to that. A great pity, but has to be seen in the context of the rail unions having too great a monopoly at the time. They regularly exercised that monopoly. Every year there was...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2021, 21:58
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By edwardmk
The thoughtless numptys who take three miles to...

The thoughtless numptys who take three miles to overtake are one of my pet peeves:duh:, but that just cracked me up. We've all been there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2021, 17:43
Replies: 48
Views: 3,399
Posted By edwardmk
Sadly the OEM instructions don't hold up in a UK...

Sadly the OEM instructions don't hold up in a UK winter storm. I had damage, but only to gardening equipment and a mower, so nothing too bad really. So I postcreted all of the four corner anchors and...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd November 2021, 13:06
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By edwardmk
4 litres of ACF50 on it's way via Amazon with a...

4 litres of ACF50 on it's way via Amazon with a hopefully handy spray bottle. I'll do the 190 as well and if there's any left over, two old Astras and a Transit might also get some TLC.:}
Forum: V8 Forum 1st November 2021, 13:47
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By edwardmk
I'm a member of two-sixties. Many thanks for the...

I'm a member of two-sixties. Many thanks for the links. Morris Lodexol already ordered direct form the company.
Going to pursue everything else later this week and will check all my receipts going...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 10:55
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By edwardmk
Very glad that's not in our back yard!:eek:

Very glad that's not in our back yard!:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2021, 10:52
Replies: 48
Views: 3,399
Posted By edwardmk
Just noticed this thread. Can only add my hope...

Just noticed this thread. Can only add my hope that all ends well. you've a lot going on at the same time. I had a Clarke garage/tent which I had to modify a lot since it kept threatening to fly away...
Forum: V8 Forum 31st October 2021, 22:12
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By edwardmk
I'll definitely be following your advice. Is...

I'll definitely be following your advice.
Is there a link for changing the diff oil? Slightly concerned the main dealer passed on that job!
I'm assuming I clean the subframes carefully before...
Forum: V8 Forum 31st October 2021, 11:46
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By edwardmk
With the crazy costs of new cars now, and my...

With the crazy costs of new cars now, and my mileage being low, it's well worth fixing. Apart from needing to change the diff oil and the issue with the spark plugs, the list was as follows.
Brake...
Forum: V8 Forum 30th October 2021, 22:29
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By edwardmk
Passed MOT

Happy that MU53 ANG passed her MOT today after a service.
Less happy to discover quite a list of advisories.

Also, the garage was unable to change the rear diff oil, they just listed location and...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2021, 18:30
Replies: 704
Views: 100,919
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks John for the quick reply. I'm going to...

Thanks John for the quick reply.
I'm going to look at how I can do that on my laptop. I know how to do it in 'Tapatalk', but prefer a larger screen. When I transfer pictures from my iPhone, Windows...
Forum: Zed The Ted on Tour 27th October 2021, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By edwardmk
Part 3 to follow shortly! Road over the...

Part 3 to follow shortly!


Road over the top to Applecross possibly?
Forum: Photography Corner 27th October 2021, 16:09
Replies: 704
Views: 100,919
Posted By edwardmk
File Type JPEG File Size 1.2MB Dimensions...

File Type JPEG
File Size 1.2MB
Dimensions 3264X1836

After edit,

File Type JPEG
File Size 260.5KB
Dimensions 1280X865
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 21:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By edwardmk
Can't stop now. Moon at perigee is 238900 miles....

Can't stop now. Moon at perigee is 238900 miles. Only 58,800 miles to go for moon return badge. I reckon you won't have to buy any drinks that evening:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 15:21
Replies: 139
Views: 11,488
Posted By edwardmk
We're on the same page Maninder. That's why it...

We're on the same page Maninder. That's why it needs a rebrand to get more people to engage with the pollution issue. Climate change is the wrong branding (imho).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 12:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By edwardmk
Don't be tempted Chris. I'll go to £200 and throw...

Don't be tempted Chris. I'll go to £200 and throw in free collection:drool4::D:}:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By edwardmk
Impressive. so you're nearly back from the moon...

Impressive. so you're nearly back from the moon then?:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 22:56
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By edwardmk
One would certainly need deep pockets to fly it,...

One would certainly need deep pockets to fly it, so parking would be the only option for me. I'd need a bigger lawn too :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 22:46
Replies: 139
Views: 11,488
Posted By edwardmk
Personally I'd prefer a re-branding from 'Climate...

Personally I'd prefer a re-branding from 'Climate change' to something else which is more accurate. To take samples of temperature changes over 150 years and extrapolate this to environmental...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 13:45
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By edwardmk
If it was an ex Gulf War 11 Abrahams tank it...

If it was an ex Gulf War 11 Abrahams tank it might have some Iraqi gold in the petrol tank. On this one I'll have to pass though.:D
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