Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Showing results 1 to 150 of 5132
Search took 0.40 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: mss
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2019, 07:53
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By mss
When fuel injection first became available, those...

When fuel injection first became available, those who fiddled with carburettors moaned endlessly in magazines about potential problems with sensors etc. Do we see many fuel injection systems...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 07:36
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By mss
Questioning another's skill achieves little when...

Questioning another's skill achieves little when your car is damaged because the other can could not stop. Tyre performance is crucial on today's congested roads, especially fast roads,where it is...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 16:09
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By mss
For many in London and the West, that would be...

For many in London and the West, that would be moving up market to live amongst the middle classes given property prices! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 16:04
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By mss
This what my wife always says - that the reason...

This what my wife always says - that the reason we have never been burgled is probably because looking at the age of my cars, no one would ever think we had anything worth stealing. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By mss
I know exactly what you mean, Ian. This is why I...

I know exactly what you mean, Ian. This is why I love driving my Omega estate - apart from the V6 sound, power and comfort that is. It will be 20 years old in September so another door being opened...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By mss
TRW disks and pads are excellent for a good...

TRW disks and pads are excellent for a good price.

Many here also say MTEC.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:51
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mss
Put some Tina Turner on loud. She'll appreciate...

Put some Tina Turner on loud. She'll appreciate the car helping with body movements. :D
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 21:00
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By mss
Hemlock is deadly - as we are on a river, I treat...

Hemlock is deadly - as we are on a river, I treat Hemlock plants on the edges of our sheep field every year in the spring.

If you do have it on your plot, Grazon PRO is highly effective in killing...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 20:54
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By mss
All the chinese ones are rubbish, with the key...

All the chinese ones are rubbish, with the key components made out of cheese.

I use a Ryobi set made-up from the Expand-it range of accessories and power heads. Unfortunately Ryobi have stopped...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2019, 21:54
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
Thank you for those observations Bolin. So...

Thank you for those observations Bolin.

So that you are not mistaken about facts, I am one of the "older folk". What I think we the "older folk" need to take personal views on is whether we are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mss
Premium Contact 6 came top in this Autoexpress...

Premium Contact 6 came top in this Autoexpress test.

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/104051/continental-premiumcontact-6-review

We have Premium Contact 5 on the Corsa and it's a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 08:13
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By mss
:party: You have indeed, Ronnie. It feels...

:party:

You have indeed, Ronnie. It feels very much that my journey is almost complete, except for one item which I shall address when at my other PC over the weekend. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 20:05
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By mss
I agree. Really, how can you...

I agree.





Really, how can you possibly say that Ronnie? All I experience here is peace and tranquility. :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By mss
It's posts like the above that will help you...

It's posts like the above that will help you appreciate the rest of us, Brian! :cool:

Perhaps sd1too is not a bad man after all, eh? :D;)
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 16:54
Replies: 77
Views: 1,083
Posted By mss
Ultimately, I believe that it has to be driven by...

Ultimately, I believe that it has to be driven by the consumer and the governments. Of course large shareholders also have a part to play, as corporations always take on board the concerns of their...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 16:01
Replies: 77
Views: 1,083
Posted By mss
Ok chaps - it appears the peeing is done. ...

Ok chaps - it appears the peeing is done.

Now come back and enlighten us. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 15:58
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By mss
Ok, but if you look at the MOT history, it was a...

Ok, but if you look at the MOT history, it was a £40k+ car at the time of the first recorded worn tyres. So for most of its life it was a £20k+ car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 15:55
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By mss
I agree - I would not touch a Mercedes without...

I agree - I would not touch a Mercedes without full dealer or recognised specialist service drocumentation.

I am keeping an eye out for a 2010 (when it was replaced with newer body shell) original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 15:23
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By mss
I get all that, but if I spent £40k+ on a car (or...

I get all that, but if I spent £40k+ on a car (or anything else for that matter), I would want to take pride in knowing that it was in tip-top condition at all times.

I would be booking it in with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 15:08
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By mss
Why do people skimp on the basics?

This is the MOT history of a £49k Dec 2009 Merecdes CLS. You see so many records similar to this for cars that cost £40k+ when new.

Date tested ...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 14:58
Replies: 77
Views: 1,083
Posted By mss
What Clive ? :eek: Surely, you must be...

What Clive ? :eek:

Surely, you must be mistaken. ;):D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 13:32
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By mss
That is very, very nice. :drool4: Who's...

That is very, very nice. :drool4:


Who's the smart looking chap in the driver's seat? :D
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 11:11
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By mss
Finally, he sees the light and appreciates...

Finally, he sees the light and appreciates Mercedes (it's German :eek:) ;):D
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 09:35
Replies: 77
Views: 1,083
Posted By mss
I agree - in my view, we all should be doing our...

I agree - in my view, we all should be doing our bit to curtail the use of plastics. When shopping, we tend to look for unwrapped produce e.g. foods such as cucumbers from Morrisons....
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2019, 09:32
Replies: 77
Views: 1,083
Posted By mss
Do you have any real-world data on the dioxins...

Do you have any real-world data on the dioxins and heavy metal pollutants produced and ejected int the air by the incineration processes - not from brand new, recently commissioned, incinerators but...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By mss
But this is my point, it is not businesses that...

But this is my point, it is not businesses that were discriminating against women in engineering, but rather norms in society leading women not to think naturally about a career in engineering....
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2019, 15:07
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By mss
topman above has it absolutely right. There...

topman above has it absolutely right.

There is a lot written about diversity and lowering of standards by ill-informed people.

In my own field, engineering, there has been much focus on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 13:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
I would look at this slightly differently. Unless...

I would look at this slightly differently. Unless the policy states that the insured may drive another car .......even if it is not insured in its own right, I would assume that it must be insured in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 22:27
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
Brian - that's because my proposals have not yet...

Brian - that's because my proposals have not yet become mainstream policy. When the revolution comes, people like yourself will be remortgaging the house just to pay their VED! :D

There are places...
Forum: Social Forum 16th June 2019, 19:53
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By mss
The truth is what you believe it to be. ;):cool:

The truth is what you believe it to be. ;):cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 16:40
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
This is not personal - we are only debating after...

This is not personal - we are only debating after all.

The problem with "freedom to travel" through multi-car ownership is that it could be considered indulgent.

ps I am a multi-car owner...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 16:06
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
It becomes a problem for those living around you...

It becomes a problem for those living around you if you have three vehicles but parking space for only one. This is a widespread problem in cities leading to antisocial behaviour.

In terms of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 13:52
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
Agreed, which it would not be unless the car...

Agreed, which it would not be unless the car passed an APNR system or an APNR system went to the car. The probability of catching an untaxed car using ANPR must therefore be relatively low especially...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 13:48
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
I am of the opposite view. Taxes are dynamic...

I am of the opposite view. Taxes are dynamic mechanisms that react in response to changes in people behaviour, improvements in knowledge, natural changes etc. and also to drive change. There is no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 11:57
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By mss
I feel that most of you chaps make this too...

I feel that most of you chaps make this too complicated for yourselves.

VED is a tax associated with the privilege of owning or using a vehicle that may use a public highway at some time during...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2019, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mss
Has Trikey changed his name to Steve or is an...

Has Trikey changed his name to Steve or is an imposter called Steve now called Trikey? :shrug:



I'm confused. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 12:48
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
This is basically it. Also, just because one...

This is basically it.

Also, just because one person's car has been fine and the driver does not notice any difference between different fuels when driving the car under their conditions does not...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By mss
From 1976 to 1981 my brother and I worked in a...

From 1976 to 1981 my brother and I worked in a PCB manufacturer every Saturday morning and during college holidays. We used to programme and run these Excellon multi-spindle drilling and routing...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 15:28
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
I agree with you. Comments from JB on a comedy...

I agree with you. Comments from JB on a comedy show are not taken by right mided (or even wrong minded) people in the same way as those made by say Farage to a private gathering of supporters and...
Forum: Social Forum 14th June 2019, 13:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
So, basically, hun, it's like ..... :}:getmecoat:

So, basically, hun, it's like ..... :}:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 08:40
Replies: 30
Views: 1,654
Posted By mss
You could argue that it's a good design because...

You could argue that it's a good design because the fixture fails towards the end of the car's expected life when many other areas are also failing. :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 20:09
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By mss
You chaps could try bath surround sealant! ;):D

You chaps could try bath surround sealant! ;):D
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 20:05
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
Not wishing to get into too much detail, but...

Not wishing to get into too much detail, but would it not depend on whether a reduction or enhancement job?
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 20:02
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
We in East Anglia have always felt the BBC to be...

We in East Anglia have always felt the BBC to be biased towards the North, South and West of England as well as Scotland, Wales (or Whales if you believe the PROTUS :}) and NI. ;):}
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 17:31
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By mss
Probably not until it is too late. :o

Probably not until it is too late. :o
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 17:25
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By mss
I second square that! ;):}

I second square that! ;):}
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2019, 07:49
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
This is not a political statement, but in my...

This is not a political statement, but in my opinion he is actually being very smart by putting tax cuts for high earners and wealthy pensioners on the table. Both labour and the tories have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2019, 07:39
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
None of what you or Marinabrian says means that a...

None of what you or Marinabrian says means that a car that is tuned (i.e. optimised) to run with a certain RON or Cetane fuel will not benefit from a higher rated fuel. The reason is that there are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 15:19
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
Could it also be that the premium fuel cleaned...

Could it also be that the premium fuel cleaned the injectors etc. and this is benefiting the follow-on refills with non-premium fuel? :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 15:16
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
Don't forget the free park anywhere permit! :D

Don't forget the free park anywhere permit! :D
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 14:15
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
Do you watch him taking about football then...

Do you watch him taking about football then Ronnie? :shrug:

Perhaps his job could be given to a hard-up multi-car owning OAP for a slightly lower salary - after all, round-the-world cruises and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 14:13
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
What - in relation to my manifesto? :eek: ...

What - in relation to my manifesto? :eek:

Let's keep this away from current politics as that will allow us to be really innovative. ;)
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 12:32
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
I have always admired Lord Sutch for his...

I have always admired Lord Sutch for his strategic thinking.

The problem is that most of his policies have been adopted by the mainstream parties but are being executed badly.:}





The...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
In my view a 12-month check is not unreasonable...

In my view a 12-month check is not unreasonable as in most cases the situation with regard to a TV licence is likely to change over a 6-12 month period.
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 10:00
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
MSS Manifesto

Herewith a list of the key policies that I would introduce in order to re-engineer society's values and individual contribution of the citizens.

1. All citizens over the age of 16, other than...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 09:03
Replies: 46
Views: 1,090
Posted By mss
Let's play - post your manifesto for the PM job

Please keep this non-political and civil. It would be helpful if we did not comment on political parties, politicians or their policies. This is about you, the aspiring PM.

The self-nominations...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 08:51
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
My experience is very different. When my father...

My experience is very different. When my father passed away the property was empty for about 18 months. We had a reminder for the TV licence and then a letter threatening action if we operated a TV...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 08:41
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
What rubbish from an armchair expert. Try filling...

What rubbish from an armchair expert. Try filling up your cars with V Power and discover that you are constantly fighting to escape the sexual desires of the opposite sex and occasionally the same...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 16:11
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By mss
My heart bleeds for the V6 driving hard-up...

My heart bleeds for the V6 driving hard-up pensioner who needs a free TV licence. ;):D
where to live.

Let's pay our way old chaps. :}


Correction/addition - the original posting should have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 13:20
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
Never believe simple, absolute, few word answers....

Never believe simple, absolute, few word answers. They are invariably wrong.


"Only the Sith deal in absolutes" :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 11:44
Replies: 67
Views: 2,492
Posted By mss
I would agree with this. I remember the time when...

I would agree with this. I remember the time when we used to fit an inlet vacuum gauge as the best indicator of an engine's instantaneous economy. The same principles still apply and something that a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By mss
I have been ordering from carparts4less for over...

I have been ordering from carparts4less for over 10 years and never had an issue with "warehousing problems" or any other problem.
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 11:38
Replies: 39
Views: 757
Posted By mss
Non-stop ain and as a result five cars washed...

Non-stop ain and as a result five cars washed with no effort! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 11:35
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By mss
Yes - the diesels are a bit like the majority of...

Yes - the diesels are a bit like the majority of Rover owners. They are piling on the years and the miles, getting a bit tired in some key areas, but seem to keep going provided you can tolerate the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 09:58
Replies: 29
Views: 2,155
Posted By mss
In the case of diesel additives, the Millers in...

In the case of diesel additives, the Millers in particular is a cetane booster plus injector cleaner. That of course is the combination one wants in order to maintain the injectors in a clean...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 09:46
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By mss
There is no such thing as "Matt's OEM Slave...

There is no such thing as "Matt's OEM Slave Cylinder". The OEM cylinder was an AP unit and he has a few old stock AP cylinders for sale.


You have to make a decision as to whether to buy a slave...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 09:36
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
There I was expecting you to play civil. :duh: ...

There I was expecting you to play civil. :duh:

P.S. My toenails are beautifully manicured! ;):D
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2019, 08:33
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
All I will say is that despite your claim that...

All I will say is that despite your claim that the EIB £400m+ lean to Ford was cancelled, you have not been able to provide a single reference to back up tis claim. I, on the other hand, have...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 22:35
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
Clive, I have taken the time to read Volume...

Clive,

I have taken the time to read Volume 552 on Hansard three times today to be absolutely certain of what I am am about to write, which is that it makes no mention at all, in any form, that...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 14:37
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By mss
Twin needle 2-stroke carbs have two mixture...

Twin needle 2-stroke carbs have two mixture adjusters - one for the high end the other for the low end - plus the tick-over adjuster. This is a common arrangement.

In fact, on petrol engines for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 05:50
Replies: 67
Views: 2,492
Posted By mss
Cruise control - do people really use it?

Despite having CC and many other gadgets on three of our cars, I have never found the desire to use cruise. I have always preferred direct manual control of the accelerator.

On a 610 mile journey...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 05:20
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
It appears we have finally discovered a failing...

It appears we have finally discovered a failing in Master Brian - his ears and possibly other senses are not so finely tuned as one might have expected. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 05:17
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By mss
I don't believe that any of the fuels would clog...

I don't believe that any of the fuels would clog up injectors - all fuel sold in the UK meets a minimum specification. Driving variables are far more likely to determine whether a car's injectors...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 22:04
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
This we agree on, as we have done many times in...

This we agree on, as we have done many times in the past. :}
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 22:01
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
Please - would you be good enough to provide link...

Please - would you be good enough to provide link to the specific statements that you reference?
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 15:42
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
This in my view could be considered a frivolous...

This in my view could be considered a frivolous claim of the type often used in politics when facts cannot be disputed.

There are numerous other sources of the same information on the web - just...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 11:57
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
I would suggest that we "eco warriors", "green...

I would suggest that we "eco warriors", "green Taliban", or whatever people wish to call us on the forum, are somewhat more sophisticated than this comment implies. In fact, many of us possess and...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 11:53
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
An interesting observation there. ;):}

An interesting observation there. ;):}
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:10
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
Excellent! :bowdown:

Excellent! :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:09
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
My mistake Clive, it was £450m. This may...

My mistake Clive, it was £450m.


This may help, as will publications form the UK treasury at the time if you care to do a search. https://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/07/ukford-20100712.html
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 10:04
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By mss
Well, the PSA engines used in Jaguars have been...

Well, the PSA engines used in Jaguars have been equally good. A 3.0L PSA V6 is actually as good as the Mercedes OM642.

The reason I find this surprising is that BMW and JLR are direct competitors...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 09:57
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
Do you not understand the same Clive? :duh:

Do you not understand the same Clive? :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 07:33
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By mss
BMW & JLLR Collaboration on EV Technologies

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0296783EN/bmw-group-and-jaguar-land-rover-announce-collaboration-for-next-generation-electrification-technology?language=en


This is...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 07:17
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
It is interesting that you take offence from a...

It is interesting that you take offence from a general statement that is far milder than those we often see on the forum. This is your right of course.

But, telling another poster what he should...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 19:11
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
Could it be that some of us can see through the...

Could it be that some of us can see through the BS of a few resident experts when others do not or choose not to? ;):shrug:


You have a nice evening.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 09:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By mss
I suspect you are suffering from the general...

I suspect you are suffering from the general problem that most people in your shoes in the UK would not have such work done by a professional (for payment) and would just write off the car. Only...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 06:48
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
MGJohn - I can understand your support for DT and...

MGJohn - I can understand your support for DT and disdain for the protestors, the media and most other people British. But, betting on a horse?

Surely, this is a sign of the moral decline when the...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 19:58
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
This actually highlights the problem facing us -...

This actually highlights the problem facing us - that the country is divided, the population polarised, and will remain so because at least 50% of the population believe that the country has been...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By mss
Hi Rich - I would strip the carb, run carb...

Hi Rich - I would strip the carb, run carb cleaner through all the orifices and then rebuild with a new diaphragm/needle/filter screen kit. I can send you links to how it is done if you fancy having...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 17:19
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
Did he say whether we will have anything left...

Did he say whether we will have anything left under our ownership once the "trade deal" is signed? :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 17:09
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
Yep - trade agreements are designed/refined by...

Yep - trade agreements are designed/refined by large populations of technocrats over years before they are ready for "signing" by the heads of state. A trade agreement between the US and the UK will...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2019, 15:27
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By mss
I hope DT and his supporters don't see the...

I hope DT and his supporters don't see the writing on the poster on the left Andy - otherwise they will be well pleased that people think so highly of him! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 19:38
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By mss
My apologies - I read your car cost as £350 as...

My apologies - I read your car cost as £350 as opposed to £3450. :duh:

Must try a different optician next time. :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 19:28
Replies: 81
Views: 2,936
Posted By mss
Only one - my Vauxhall Calibra SE. It was an...

Only one - my Vauxhall Calibra SE. It was an employer provided car which I had the option to buy at the t3-year replacement point. So my regret was not buying it and taking another car from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 06:21
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By mss
You will never guess one of the weak points of...

You will never guess one of the weak points of the ecotec V6 - blocked crankcase breathers leading to pressurisation and gasket failure if the car is used for regular short journeys.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 06:12
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By mss
Decent tyres will cost you more than the car! :} ...

Decent tyres will cost you more than the car! :}

I've noticed that tyre prices have increased a lot in the last 2ish years.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 06:02
Replies: 54
Views: 2,737
Posted By mss
In my case, an Austin Montego. Clearly i am much...

In my case, an Austin Montego. Clearly i am much younger. :}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 05:58
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By mss
Do I detect a foul-mouth smell from our resident...

Do I detect a foul-mouth smell from our resident expert critic in all matters? :eek:

Ignored. :}
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 18:03
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By mss
Except that it does not predict the future....

Except that it does not predict the future. Conversion of just 1 in 8 of the 80% to become one of the old 20% adds 50% to the revenue! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 17:59
Replies: 54
Views: 2,737
Posted By mss
Would sir prefer a Hillman Imp? There are...

Would sir prefer a Hillman Imp?

There are some beautiful cars around that cost less than £10k S/H - also some costing less than £100k new - if only my number would come up in the EuroMillions. :}
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 09:07
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By mss
Be grateful Rich as it could have been worse. ...

Be grateful Rich as it could have been worse. She could have tried to charge you for 10 minutes of her company during your tea break! ;):D
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2019, 08:36
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By mss
I saw Panorama and the depth of the cuts is...

I saw Panorama and the depth of the cuts is sustained and crushing.

I do however believe that we need to have an open debate in society as to whether the cost of care for the elderly is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2019, 08:14
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By mss
The ecp2004 advert states " This is a...

The ecp2004 advert states
"

This is a brand new Genuine MG Rover lower engine mounting, suitable

for all Rover 75 & MG ZT with Diesel engines part number KKH101402 .


This is a Genuine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 18:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By mss
I really don't see the issue. VED is a tax and...

I really don't see the issue. VED is a tax and the treasury has to collect a certain amount each year in order to keep the country running. Tax collection has to be spread over a large number of...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 13:33
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By mss
It looks to be suffering HGF - they all do that I...

It looks to be suffering HGF - they all do that I believe. :}:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 09:50
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By mss
Agreed. The suprise should only come when the aid...

Agreed. The suprise should only come when the aid budget is used for genuine aid purposes. ;):D
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 18:02
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By mss
As with most of our overseas aid budget, this...

As with most of our overseas aid budget, this appears to be targeted as a catalyst for exporting UK expertise i.e. to create and win a business opportunities for UK companies.

I don't believe...
Forum: Social Forum 28th May 2019, 07:00
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By mss
Well done Thomas. Passion for something...

Well done Thomas.

Passion for something usually pays in the end. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 20:23
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By mss
I had not seen the original reply, so now...

I had not seen the original reply, so now wondering what you had called me Ian :shrug:

My view is the same as Brian's - only the genuine item is worth it in the medium/long term.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 19:34
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By mss
It's good when you cannot even get right minded...

It's good when you cannot even get right minded people to dislike you. :o

Errata - I meant to say "not good"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 19:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
If I ever buy a large electric car, it will have...

If I ever buy a large electric car, it will have these fake items fitted as a minimum.

1. Eight exhaust pipes so it is recognised as undoubtedly a V8.

2. Supercharger inlets on the bonnet.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 18:14
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By mss
There's always fake stick-on trim! :p:

There's always fake stick-on trim! :p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 18:13
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By mss
There is only one answer to that question and you...

There is only one answer to that question and you know what it is! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 18:11
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
For a minute, I thought your post was going to...

For a minute, I thought your post was going to say that you prefer "native fake wood" as opposed to German! :eek::D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 18:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
You are describing my dream car there! ;):D

You are describing my dream car there! ;):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mss
Paul, ecp2004 are not ECP. ecp2004 is the ebay...

Paul, ecp2004 are not ECP. ecp2004 is the ebay presence of BS Motors of Sandy, Bedford. They are an ex-MGR garage and X-part dealer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 16:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
Is it really any worse than fake wood on a dash? ...

Is it really any worse than fake wood on a dash?

Or indeed a diesel that takes over 11 seconds to get to 60 dressed in a MG suit and given the name ZT-T+?

IMO there is absolutely nothing right...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 14:00
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By mss
This is common if the second driver represents a...

This is common if the second driver represents a better risk.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By mss
Message to Gate Keeper

Morning Phil,

Thank you for revealing your thoughts and actions in the you know what thread. :bowdown:

There are times, Phil, when I wish I could put myself on the 'ignore list' but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 21:13
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mss
That is true - but then I was always taught not...

That is true - but then I was always taught not to accept sweets from strangers :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 17:13
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mss
Thanks to ecp2004 - five times!

As it is now customary to thank parts suppliers when they do something remotely right in fulfilling an order, I thought I would publicly thank "lovely Nick Daltry" of the above company (description...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 16:59
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
Try not to take things too seriously. After all,...

Try not to take things too seriously. After all, who is to say who are the morons! ;):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By mss
Try not to take yourselves too seriously chaps!...

Try not to take yourselves too seriously chaps! ;):}






Yes - it's an OEM-Q thread! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 21:58
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
I wish JLR had fitted a fake one. The bumper is...

I wish JLR had fitted a fake one. The bumper is moulded around the pipe so fitting an aftermarket one will not look right. :o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 21:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
I have to confess that I find the Jaguar XF far...

I have to confess that I find the Jaguar XF far more appealing at the rear with two pipes (on the V6) than one (on the straight 4) diesels. The pipe on one side just does not suit the XF and could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 21:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,804
Posted By mss
May I say, Phil, that yours is a stupendously...

May I say, Phil, that yours is a stupendously written piece - something that one such as myself can only dream of.

I suspect the forum to which you linked is for those with a high degree of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 20:41
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By mss
It's nice, but not irreplaceable. There are...

It's nice, but not irreplaceable.

There are some beautiful cars available - e.g. Jaguar and Mercedes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 20:37
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By mss
Of course it is, why wouldn't it be? :shrug:

Of course it is, why wouldn't it be? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 14:18
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By mss
Yes. Was there more to the question than...

Yes.

Was there more to the question than stated? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 12:17
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By mss
Here's another take on German engineering. ...

Here's another take on German engineering.

550BHP in standard from, 880BHP with Brabus tuning.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 21:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,804
Posted By mss
The alterntive of throwing out into the cold...

The alterntive of throwing out into the cold those who keep going into the fridge is a perfectly viable option. :}

The forum management just need to decide one way or the other and then strictly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 20:28
Replies: 32
Views: 1,804
Posted By mss
Interestingly, there are some people whose every...

Interestingly, there are some people whose every other post is politically motivated. Yet these are allowed to remain and the people to continue.

IMO the forum management let the Genie out of the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2019, 10:43
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
Please, esteemed colleague, try not to confuse...

Please, esteemed colleague, try not to confuse the thread with facts and alternative viewpoints.

If not curtailed, you will next be asking us to not to keep reiterating just the £80m that the EU...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2019, 06:50
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
So, you consider it OK for another's daughter,...

So, you consider it OK for another's daughter, sister etc. to indulge in such bartering but not your own in order to fulfill her material dreams and out of choice.

Does that not say it all?...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2019, 16:40
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By mss
Congratulations! :pepsi:

Congratulations! :pepsi:
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 23:54
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
You didn't, but it does not stop one asking. :} ...

You didn't, but it does not stop one asking. :}

I think your honest response highlights that it is easy to take a cold view when the person (people) concerned is someone not close to us, but...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 22:02
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
Interestingly, neither of you have answered my...

Interestingly, neither of you have answered my question.

Would you consider it to be "fine" and publicly accept it as so if your wife or daughter was offering such propositions - for whatever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 21:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By mss
I also like the Superb. But, a Mercedes CLS...

I also like the Superb.

But, a Mercedes CLS is much more "British" and at least one step above the 75 in terms of refinement, power and ambiance.

Ditto modern Jaguars.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2019, 07:10
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
This is a genuine question for those who find the...

This is a genuine question for those who find the concept perfectly acceptable.
Would your liberal attitude extend to females in your own family offering such a proposition to third parties?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 11:52
Replies: 91
Views: 5,585
Posted By mss
I suspect it will be an aspiring apprentice who...

I suspect it will be an aspiring apprentice who thinks graduates and degrees are a waste of space but then complains that he didn't expect engineering would require him to calculate the amount of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 09:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By mss
There are loads of nice cars available - it just...

There are loads of nice cars available - it just depends on what sort of car you want.

I personally like Astra, Focus, new Insignia, Citroen C5, Mondeo estate, Renault Megane, Jaguar XE/XF,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 23:16
Replies: 91
Views: 5,585
Posted By mss
I find your post really strange - you compare...

I find your post really strange - you compare trained technicians with a History graduate who for some reason was put in a technical environment.

To become a professional engineer, a person needs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 20:11
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By mss
Note the manufacturer/model of the original and...

Note the manufacturer/model of the original and buy new from someone like Autodoc.

Don't forget to have the aircon reverse flushed and a new dryer after fitting a new compressor.
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2019, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By mss
I love shopping! :getmecoat:

I love shopping! :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2019, 12:26
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
This is a strange event. One would never have...

This is a strange event. One would never have expected Wraymond to post expressing is full, unequivocal and unreserved admiration of DD's postings (or vice versa)! :D;):getmecoat:

Wot, did someone...
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2019, 09:02
Replies: 173
Views: 3,151
Posted By mss
Cut and paste of numbers in situations such as...

Cut and paste of numbers in situations such as this is not proper analysis, unless it is made clear what each number represents.

As I pointed out in post #13, the UK numbers do not include people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 07:28
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By mss
The current Halifax insurance is low cost...

The current Halifax insurance is low cost compared with others but is also not feature rich. This may or may not be an issue depending what you want from your insurance for a specific car. I have one...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 20:38
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
Don't worry - Rev Jules above has a spare room if...

Don't worry - Rev Jules above has a spare room if you need it. :D
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 09:59
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By mss
JLR sales are 10 times what they were 10 years...

JLR sales are 10 times what they were 10 years ago. The current fall is relative to the last 2-3 years!

Read any of the reviews in the motoring press.

Let's face it, the cars that the majority...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 09:55
Replies: 66
Views: 1,669
Posted By mss
In the perfect and caring world that we all seek,...

In the perfect and caring world that we all seek, having to offer sex for any form of material return is wrong.


Beyond that, I find it very difficult to give a view on.
Showing results 1 to 150 of 5132

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:30.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2019, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd