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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 02:53
Replies: 49
Views: 2,238
Posted By barry
Not surprised to hear that there is little...

Not surprised to hear that there is little support from the wife when it comes to chastising your son. Seems to be a universal problem. Probably extends back to the cave. Am totally disgusted to hear...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 13th November 2019, 00:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By barry
As far as I can recall I would have contacted...

As far as I can recall I would have contacted Kaiser by his e-mail. It was four or five years back so the actual time is probably more than that. The transaction was by Western Union transfer with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2018, 05:05
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By barry
It's funny how there is always just one noise in...

It's funny how there is always just one noise in an engine that disrupts the normal. My 2.5 V6 has one mild clatter on startup after a three or four day sit. It started being obvious after around...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 20th June 2018, 00:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By barry
Kaisers alloy thermostat

Have just completed 1000km since fitting one of Kaiser's alloy thermostat kits. It has replaced the original OE item after fourteen years and a fairly low 74000km travelled. The original thermostat...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2017, 03:37
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By barry
bikers

Hi
Have a 73 Triumph T150V Trident and 83 Kawasaki GT750.
Manage around 1500km each annually.
Getting difficult to do any recreational riding around Auckland now. Around 800 cars being added every...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 27th February 2017, 01:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By barry
Hello David. A good central position Waitomo - in...

Hello David. A good central position Waitomo - in the Waikato dairying district. Easy reach of Hamilton and Auckland for the ZT. Don't try entering Auckland between 2.30 and 6.00pm though. The usual...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 7th February 2017, 00:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By barry
Hi. The cost at MG Rover NZ for the cambelt and...

Hi.
The cost at MG Rover NZ for the cambelt and coolant change was $700 with parts supplied by myself so a complete job with parts maybe in the vicinity of $1200.
I was quite content all round the...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th February 2017, 05:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By barry
cambelt change Auckland NZ

Had my ZT180 Sport cambelt replaced last week, plus a coolant change. All carried out by MG Rover NZ in Avondale, Auckland - www.mgrovernz.co.nz. They provided an excellent service - courtesy car,...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th February 2017, 05:14
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By barry
cambelt change Auckland NZ

Had my ZT180 Sport cambelt replaced last week, plus a coolant change. All carried out by MG Rover NZ in Avondale, Auckland - www.mgrovernz.co.nz. They provided an excellent service - courtesy car,...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 6th February 2017, 05:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By barry
cambelt change Auckland NZ

Had my ZT180 Sport cambelt replaced last week, plus a coolant change. All carried out by MG Rover NZ in Avondale, Auckland - www.mgrovernz.co.nz. They provided an excellent service - courtesy car,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2016, 05:44
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By barry
Hi. KAISER who posts on this site does or did do...

Hi. KAISER who posts on this site does or did do an aluminium replacement kit.
Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2015, 21:22
Replies: 371
Views: 29,616
Posted By barry
269447 barry MG saloon V6 auto 180...

269447
barry
MG
saloon
V6 auto
180 Sport BRG
Sept 2002
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2015, 06:28
Replies: 70
Views: 6,411
Posted By barry
Hello Planenut. I don't know how you are...

Hello Planenut.
I don't know how you are remaining sane through all those problems and no solution thus far.
I think you said in one post that the thermostat was around four years old and it has...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 23rd July 2015, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By barry
Hi folks I was being a bit facetious in my post...

Hi folks
I was being a bit facetious in my post in regard to 'real' MGs, this car is indeed in my mind a real MG as is all of its ilk.
Cheers
Barry
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2015, 04:17
Replies: 30
Views: 2,153
Posted By barry
Owner for ten years. Not a huge distance...

Owner for ten years. Not a huge distance travelled 60000kms. and most longish distance. No mechanical problems - one tailight bulb, two batteries and the ltrs/100kms readout has slipped a couple of...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 23rd July 2015, 03:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By barry
For goodness sake folks let's move with the...

For goodness sake folks let's move with the times. From a Kiwi point of view it is exactly what would sell here amongst the suburban tractor drivers. Mainly indistinguishable from the rest it may be,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2015, 05:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,612
Posted By barry
Kaiser Just a thought regarding your HGF...

Kaiser
Just a thought regarding your HGF problem. I once had a Singer Vogue which twice ended up with HGF. In addition the original head and one replacement cracked between the two centre cylinders...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2014, 22:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By barry
Any possibility of fuel contamination? Perhaps...

Any possibility of fuel contamination? Perhaps water.
Regards
Barry
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2014, 00:23
Replies: 54
Views: 3,704
Posted By barry
Like yourself I do not always use the Auto...

Like yourself I do not always use the Auto Climate Control and I too receive warm air through the eye level vents - cured as per Klarzy's reply, by selecting the CT on for a minute or two to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2014, 07:00
Replies: 74
Views: 3,960
Posted By barry
Just a lad here at 76. Love my ZT, my Kawasaki...

Just a lad here at 76.
Love my ZT, my Kawasaki GT750 and Trident T150V.
No problem
Best wishes to all.

Barry
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2014, 11:08
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By barry
Thanks for that. That probably explains...

Thanks for that. That probably explains everything.
Looking at the wrong pulley. Duh!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2014, 09:40
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By barry
Timing belt idler pulley KV6 2.5

Greetings.
I have been gathering a few bits over time with the view to eventually replacing the engine timing belt.
Have just purchased the timing belt idler bearing.
The diameter of the new item...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2013, 08:15
Replies: 54
Views: 5,549
Posted By barry
Colin Have just caught up with your video. ...

Colin

Have just caught up with your video.
I had a similar noise with a Montego audible from new.
The 'clatter' disappeared to all intents and purposes above 1500rpm.
I put it down to either a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2013, 06:31
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By barry
Beazo The Rover 75 so far as I know has...

Beazo

The Rover 75 so far as I know has never been fitted with anything other than the Rover KV6, 2.0 or 2.5 ltr (V6) or 1.8 ltr (4 cyl.)
The diesel variant has a BMW four cylinder.
No Honda...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2013, 05:17
Replies: 26
Views: 4,237
Posted By barry
Indy Was talking to a ZS owner at the...

Indy

Was talking to a ZS owner at the Mosquito Display late last year. His car was fitted with a KV6. Asked him who he used for any possibly difficult maintenance on the car. He recommended a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2013, 10:05
Replies: 94
Views: 11,336
Posted By barry
Smile Fully agree. The 75/ZT was not designed for...

Fully agree. The 75/ZT was not designed for driver visibility. The main reason the other half won't have any attempt at driving it. Possibly a good thing.
I use the mirrors and have reverse warning...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2012, 23:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,923
Posted By barry
Congratulations to the English Rugby Team. Well...

Congratulations to the English Rugby Team. Well played, complete ambush.

Would appreciate some observations on the V6 badge as listed by Rimmers.
Does it have a chrome finish and does it screw...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2012, 07:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By barry
Sorry to hear of the diagnosis of high blood...

Sorry to hear of the diagnosis of high blood pressure.
I was diagnosed with high B.P. at the age of 43, over thirty years ago and know the traumatic effect it has when the consequences are at first...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2012, 06:56
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By barry
Thanks for all the replies. I have a better idea...

Thanks for all the replies. I have a better idea now of what is taking place in the system.
Sounds like my system is quite normal.
Did wonder what that little horizontal wheel did in the centre....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2012, 02:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By barry
Driving the aircon. system?

Is it normal for low level warm air to be exiting the face vents when the air con. is selected off?

I would like to be able to access ambient air without any heating component but have not been...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 16th February 2012, 09:25
Replies: 122
Views: 29,123
Posted By barry
Nothing wrong with it IMHO! Barry

Nothing wrong with it IMHO!

Barry
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2011, 05:40
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By barry
KV6 water pumps

Greetings to all

Am going to purchase a spare water pump for my ZT180 Sport while the availability is good.

It seems that there may be two versions, difference being in the bolt hole spacing....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2011, 03:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By barry
window washers failed mot.

Recently had a windscreen washer problem. No water jet but pump was operating. No blockage found with the jet outlets when they were dismantled so concentrated on the tank.
Accessed via the forward...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2011, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By barry
Hi Same thing happened to me after a...

Hi

Same thing happened to me after a coolant change a couple of years ago.
The service carried out by a Rover (plus Jaguar, Volvo etc) garage.

Noticed the standard temp guage at 12 o'clock...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 26th September 2010, 02:32
Replies: 30
Views: 18,368
Posted By barry
I would prefer a Mk1 ZT front as well. Love the...

I would prefer a Mk1 ZT front as well.
Love the new treatment to the rear upper boot area.
Lovely interior.

Never ceases to amaze how the Chinese could replicate the Rover/MG engineering and...
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 10th March 2010, 09:21
Replies: 64
Views: 6,867
Posted By barry
kiwi rover owners

Graham

A bit belated this reply.
I am in Auckland and have what looks like an identical ZT180, as in the above photo. In fact I thought initially it was mine but I was through Wellington last in...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 8th March 2010, 05:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By barry
With the attitude of the above poster's how could...

With the attitude of the above poster's how could it go wrong?!!

Barry
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2009, 08:08
Replies: 127
Views: 8,083
Posted By barry
About the only niggle I have is the air con....

About the only niggle I have is the air con. defaulting to a warm setting on shutdown so it blows warm air from the following startup. Have to reconfigure all the shutters and flaps etc. by turning...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2009, 04:29
Replies: 54
Views: 3,455
Posted By barry
What's that? Thought it was a Bentley. ...

What's that? Thought it was a Bentley.



Must be the wire mesh.

Barry
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2009, 01:17
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By barry
Post A subsidiary of Nissan. Barry

A subsidiary of Nissan.

Barry
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2009, 07:09
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By barry
Chris Nothing more discouraging than...

Chris

Nothing more discouraging than continual head gasket failure.
Just thought I would mention that I once had a Singer Vogue (what's that you say?) with the same problem.

Head was skimmed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2009, 10:16
Replies: 660
Views: 45,252
Posted By barry
Along with the ZT180 Sport - '96 Golf (has...

Along with the ZT180 Sport -
'96 Golf (has cost a fortune in repairs)
'90 MG Montego (family workhorse and will probably see me out)
'73 T150V Triumph Trident (since new)
'83 Kawasaki Z750GT...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2009, 06:16
Replies: 23
Views: 4,811
Posted By barry
zt-190 head gasket failure

hello

Had a similar experience several months ago with my ZT 180 Sport after a coolant change though.

Turned out to be an air lock in the coolant system.
Had there been any work done recently...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2009, 22:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By barry
Seems a bit harsh Phil. Although my ZT is...

Seems a bit harsh Phil.

Although my ZT is low kms. (28000) I have had no ill effects or strange noises start up or otherwise from using Magnatec in my KV6.

regards
Barry
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2008, 03:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,795
Posted By barry
R75s relatively common here in NZ so far, less so...

R75s relatively common here in NZ so far, less so ZTs.
Both 180 Sports and 190s.

As far as I can judge the Rovers are mainly V6s.

One main agent still operating in Auckland - Roverland. They...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2008, 09:12
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By barry
slow learner

Set off on Monday for a couple of days down country.
Twenty kms from home on the motorway noticed the temp guage at twelve o'clock and the red light on. ****.

Back to the local agent in Auckland...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2008, 01:13
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By barry
Horrible Had the first real problem with my...

Horrible

Had the first real problem with my car recently since purchase new.
First start in the morning after the car had run completely normally the previous evening - engine would not start.
...
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