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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 02:14
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By john adam
OBD2 recommendations

Happy New Year to all members.
There are so many OBD2 readers on the market but do they diagnose problems with the V6 cars. Recommendations would be appreciated.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2019, 03:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,012
Posted By john adam
O rings

Can someone point me to the ebay site who sell the Viton seals at the end of the fuel rail.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 05:54
Replies: 21
Views: 3,012
Posted By john adam
fuel rail clip

Big thanks to Artic for an amazing "how to" for removing the fuel pipe from the fuel rail. Are the yellow seals available?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 22:36
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By john adam
V6 auxilary belt replacement

Hello greetings from a very warm new Zealand.
I am in the process of replacing the auxiliary belt on our 2.5 V6 with 270,000 kms on the clock. The idler bearing had seized causing the belt to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 01:26
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By john adam
Catch tank

What are the thoughts on fitting an oil catch tank to prevent oil getting into the manifold? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 22:50
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By john adam
Thanks for the very useful comments. Will leave...

Thanks for the very useful comments. Will leave well alone.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 00:54
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By john adam
Upper manifold on V6

I am about to replace my noisy manifold with a spare quiet one. Should I dismantle and clean out the spare before fitting?
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 1st May 2019, 00:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By john adam
Kaiser thermostat

Hi Barry
How did you go about getting the Kaiser Thermostat? I did try to PM him but got no reply. Wish we were closer to Auckland, Robert seems to be an extremely helpful and reasonably priced chap.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2018, 23:21
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By john adam
I had the same problem last week. I replaced the...

I had the same problem last week. I replaced the dip bulb not realizing that there was a second park light bulb in the lamp. You live and learn!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2018, 03:23
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By john adam
Front suspension lower arm

Hello
With so many different arms listed on the various web sites, I would appreciate some advice on the preferred brand and supplier. Rimmers advertise original Rover items but they are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2018, 05:49
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By john adam
Abs

My ABS light came on and also speedo stopped working. Replaced drivers side sensor, cleaned out the hole and bingo all OK now. Fortunately in NZ we do not have the same corrosion problems as you have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 22:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By john adam
Question wood v plastic

Thanks for the amazing replies.
Next question. Was there a difference between the Cowley and Longbridge factory cars? Someone here has suggested that only the Cowley cars had real wood trim.
John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2018, 02:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By john adam
Question Real wood v plastic

I have just learned that some models had a "real" wood dash as opposed to plastic. Can someone enlighten me? I have a 1999 V6 Connoisseur (Vin 111386) and a 2006 75-T V6 Connoisseur (Vin 334082),...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2018, 07:30
Replies: 243
Views: 59,862
Posted By john adam
Kaiser thermostat

Hello, how do I go about getting one from Kaiser and how much including postage to NZ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2017, 01:30
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By john adam
Horn button not working

Greetings from the Antiodes. My right hand horn button is not working, although I did get it to work intermittently last weekend. Cruise control works, however the radio controls get mixed up, volume...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 1st November 2017, 03:55
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By john adam
NZ satnav maps for rover 75

Thanks for your suggestion Egremont. Good to hear that you are still on the forum. I will make enquiries at the local BMW dealership.
The enquiry is on behalf of a friend here who imported a used...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 7th October 2017, 05:31
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By john adam
SatNav NZ maps

Hello, is it possible to purchase Satnav map cd in NZ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2017, 00:14
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By john adam
Radio options

Hello from the Antipodes.
I have just bought a late 2005 Connoisseur 2.5 V6 auto to keep my 1999 Connoisseur company!
The new car has an Iovox CD80 single CD system which seems inferior to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2017, 04:20
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By john adam
I agree with SD1too, definitely the dreaded...

I agree with SD1too, definitely the dreaded traction control unit.
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 29th April 2017, 05:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By john adam
Hello, how many hours did they take for the...

Hello, how many hours did they take for the cambelt change?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2017, 23:18
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By john adam
I had a similar problem which turned out to be...

I had a similar problem which turned out to be caused by the vacuum actuator which had become detached from the control lever. fortunately a very easy fix.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2017, 22:33
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By john adam
Thanks for your helpful comments. The fluid was...

Thanks for your helpful comments. The fluid was changed in 2010.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2017, 10:58
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By john adam
Autobox hill descent mode

Greetings
The descent mode on our 2.5 V6 autobox has stopped working, everything else is working normally. Advice would be appreciated.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2017, 04:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By john adam
cruise control switck

Hello, where is the brake cruise control switch on an auto V6?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2016, 00:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By john adam
I would be interested in a smokestone and walnut...

I would be interested in a smokestone and walnut wheel with buttons for cruise control and radio.
Our son is coming out to NZ in December, would they be available before then?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2016, 04:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By john adam
Steering rack tie rods

Greetings from down under. Where can you buy the inner tie rods?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2016, 01:12
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By john adam
Spark plugs

Greetings from the Antipodes.
I have finally decided to replace the spark plugs on our 2.5 V6 after 230,000 kms, not that there is any pressing reason to do so, although the central electrode looks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2016, 06:06
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By john adam
Help,what have I done!

I have just replaced a couple of the water hoses which involved removing the battery and battery box. Now all back together but car will not start. Engine turns over but will not fire.
My first...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2016, 01:35
Replies: 74
Views: 4,813
Posted By john adam
Amazing, I have had the car for 9 years and never...

Amazing, I have had the car for 9 years and never knew about this feature. There is nothing in the owners handbook. You live and learn every day!
We are coming over to the UK in August, would be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2016, 05:57
Replies: 74
Views: 4,813
Posted By john adam
IPK temperature

Someone referred to checking the water temperature using the IPK display. How does that work?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2016, 04:50
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By john adam
Thanks for all the useful information. Will use...

Thanks for all the useful information. Will use Artic's keyhole method. I guess I should also replace the radiator to thermostat hose at the same time.
John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2016, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By john adam
Thermostat

Hello from the Antipodes
Has any one done a "how to" on replacing the dreaded thermostat on the V6 engine. The Haynes manual description sounds very simplistic.
Artic has done an excellent report...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2016, 01:27
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By john adam
Many thanks MWMan and T-Cut. The hose is shown...

Many thanks MWMan and T-Cut.
The hose is shown as item 8 on TC's link. The hose connects to the expansion tank and then one branch goes to the heater and the other to the thermostat.
I have managed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2016, 05:55
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By john adam
Radiator hose

Hello, greetings from way down south. Can someone give me the part or reference number for the hose that runs from the radiator expansion tank to the thermostat on the 2.5 V6. I thought the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2015, 03:52
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By john adam
Hello and best wishes from the Antipodes. Last...

Hello and best wishes from the Antipodes.
Last weekend my alarm went off for no reason. Luckily I was nearby, I unlocked the car to turn it off then re-locked the car but a few minutes the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2015, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By john adam
alarm misfunction

On the weekend the alarm went off while the car was parked. Luckily I was close by and was able to stop the alarm by opening the doors with the key fob.
However after relocking the car the alarm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2014, 06:20
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By john adam
Greetings from down under. After fitting...

Greetings from down under.
After fitting powerflex bushes I would never go back to the original rubber units. The steering precision was transformed. The quality of the original type bushes seems to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2014, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By john adam
Front suspension bushes

Yesterday I replaced the rear bushes on the front suspension arm with the Powerflex system. It is early days but so far the transformation has been amazing. The steering is now more precise.
I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2014, 06:48
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By john adam
Front struts

I plan to replace the front struts (shock absorbers) How critical is it to go with the genuine units? Monroe units are considerably cheaper here. I also intend replacing the top bearings and link...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2013, 07:33
Replies: 26
Views: 4,237
Posted By john adam
Hello, I had my belts, tensioners and water pump...

Hello, I had my belts, tensioners and water pump replaced at 120,000 kms by
Armstrong Group in Lower Hutt. I supplied all the parts which I had bought from Rimmers on oa previous trip to the UK, far...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th January 2013, 03:16
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By john adam
Petrol cap

Greetings from down under.
I am looking for a original type petrol cap.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2012, 05:32
Replies: 561
Views: 79,343
Posted By john adam
Hello Artic, how do I get one of these to NZ? I...

Hello Artic, how do I get one of these to NZ? I just had a warrant of fitness check (similar to your MOT except every 6 months) All OK except the tester noted handbrake required adjustment. Our son...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2012, 21:39
Replies: 32
Views: 2,943
Posted By john adam
Hi Kelvin, not sure what a pm is!

Hi Kelvin, not sure what a pm is!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2012, 02:46
Replies: 32
Views: 2,943
Posted By john adam
Greetings from down under. I am keen to get one...

Greetings from down under. I am keen to get one of these gadgets. However, it would appear that they do not post outside the UK.
Would appreciate your comments.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2012, 09:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,599
Posted By john adam
Could not agree more, Dave is indeed a very...

Could not agree more, Dave is indeed a very talented and obliging chap.
I have borrowed the tester which I understand Dave made for the down under members.
Very impressed with the quality of the...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 7th March 2012, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By john adam
Hello Bruce, thanks for prompt reply. I am a...

Hello Bruce, thanks for prompt reply.
I am a member of the Wellington Rover car Club but will not be attending the national rally.
I seem to recall Miles from way back.
I am not in desperate need...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 4th March 2012, 02:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By john adam
Greetings from NZ. How do I go about borrowing...

Greetings from NZ.
How do I go about borrowing the VIS tester?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2012, 21:09
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By john adam
Thanks for your prompt replies. Obviously it was...

Thanks for your prompt replies. Obviously it was a coincidence that the TC warning light came on at the same time as the starting problem. The car is an auto. Fortunately the problem has not repeated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th February 2012, 08:48
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By john adam
Traction control

Greetings from down under. Car refused to start after a short drive today. The TC warning light was on continuously and could not be switched off.
Finally got her started before the AA turned up. Is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2011, 06:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By john adam
Cool I had the same problem. The pipes on both sides...

I had the same problem. The pipes on both sides had come out of the sleeve through the bulkhead. The sunroof drain design is bizare to say the least. I can't understand why they did not provide a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2011, 20:35
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By john adam
Smile Hello again, finally found the problem after...

Hello again, finally found the problem after removing the plastic liner under the mudguard. After removing the cloth braid the live wire looked like it had been attacked by some wee animal....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2011, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By john adam
Hello again and thanks for the prompt responses....

Hello again and thanks for the prompt responses. Where is the lighting switch module and is the LCM the same thing. An amazingly valuable forum.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2011, 05:50
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By john adam
Indicator wiring

Greetings to you all from the antipodes. My 75 V6 Connoiseur has failed its 6 monthly warrant of fitness because the left hand repeater indicator light has failed. A new bulb did not solve the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2009, 10:04
Replies: 41
Views: 8,149
Posted By john adam
I am blown away by Fidel's enthusiasm and skill....

I am blown away by Fidel's enthusiasm and skill. It is guys like him who make this such a worthwhile forum. I would be very interested in purchasing the kit, put me on the list.
And thanks Mike for...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 23rd April 2009, 09:11
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By john adam
welcome to the mysteries of rover 75 ownership. ...

welcome to the mysteries of rover 75 ownership.
I have used Amsterdam Cars in Lower Hutt. My car is coming up to 100,000 kms and is therefore due for a cam belt, idler, water pump etc changeover. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2009, 08:53
Replies: 80
Views: 14,624
Posted By john adam
Gidday mate, thanks for your very generous offer,...

Gidday mate, thanks for your very generous offer, which I would like to take you up on. Can you send me your details. Our son lives in surrey, we are hoping that he will come over to NZ for our...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2009, 08:25
Replies: 80
Views: 14,624
Posted By john adam
Greetings from way down south, how does one get...

Greetings from way down south, how does one get hold of what sounds like an essential tool for the V6 motor? How much to buy one? I read an earlier post where a member made up his own unit, how...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 20th January 2009, 09:59
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By john adam
Hi Roger, No, not brave enough to attempt auto...

Hi Roger, No, not brave enough to attempt auto trans oil change. Following a conversation with fellow wellingtonian, Graham, I will get it done by a local garage with the necessary equipment to pump...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 13th January 2009, 09:56
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By john adam
New Year greetings from the sunny capital of New...

New Year greetings from the sunny capital of New Zealand.
I use Castrol Magnatec and oil filters ex Roverland in Auckland.
From previous postings it would seem that the Texaco ATF??? is the only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2008, 08:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By john adam
How big is the dog?

How big is the dog?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2008, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By john adam
Greetings from the far South. I wish we had...

Greetings from the far South. I wish we had someone like Lates over here. Almost worthwhile offering him a free holiday in NZ in exchange for doing the cambelt change. My 1999 80,000kms car is due on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2008, 09:28
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By john adam
fuel consumption

Greetings from the antipodes
My question is the fuel consumption indicated on the display of our 2.5 V6 Connoisseur. After 13000 kms the figure has never changed from 9.2 litres per 100 kms. I keep...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2007, 10:52
Replies: 30
Views: 3,882
Posted By john adam
Hello Graham, all this talk about failed VIS...

Hello Graham, all this talk about failed VIS motors has got me wondering how to check our 2.5 V6, not sure that Harbour City would know where to start. True fuel consumption is currently just under...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2007, 10:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By john adam
As a relatively new 75 owner, I was somewhat...

As a relatively new 75 owner, I was somewhat concerned with the clatter type noises coming from the driver's side of the engine bay during warmup. From your post it would appear that it is quite...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2007, 08:50
Replies: 84
Views: 9,593
Posted By john adam
Hello, one of the Aussie Rover mags had an...

Hello, one of the Aussie Rover mags had an article from a 75 owner on this very issue. He made up a metal bracket to hold the plastic junction box in place. The bracket is bolted through an existing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2007, 08:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,242
Posted By john adam
Hello, not sure that the silicone sealant is such...

Hello, not sure that the silicone sealant is such a good idea. Water will always get behind the liner, sealing the bottom may prevent that water draining away. I prefer the suggested regular clean...
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2007, 08:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By john adam
Thanks for prompt reply GG. Hopefully the part is...

Thanks for prompt reply GG. Hopefully the part is available in NZ, otherwise I guess I could order a couple from Rimmers. The 75 is an endangered species over here, a bit like hens teeth.
Cheers...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 13th June 2007, 08:26
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By john adam
Hi Graham I bought our dark blue 1999 75...

Hi Graham
I bought our dark blue 1999 75 privately in Lower Hutt approximately a month ago. It was originally owned by BMW Financial Services, so could be the same car you mentioned. The car now has...
Forum: Items Wanted 12th June 2007, 09:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By john adam
Greetings from the antipodes, are these tubes...

Greetings from the antipodes, are these tubes available and if so what is the part number.
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 12th June 2007, 08:37
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By john adam
Hi Graham, greetings from one nz 75 owner to...

Hi Graham, greetings from one nz 75 owner to another. We live in Eastbourne, where are you?
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