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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 16:08
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By polinsteve
Looking at your carefully engineered thin...

Looking at your carefully engineered thin spanners, takes me back about 30 years. My shed was burgled which meant replacing a few power tools. The worst thing to be stolen was my collection of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2022, 15:04
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By polinsteve
I assume they thought they had me by the short...

I assume they thought they had me by the short and curlies. It is a scam, there is nothing in my driving history or post code area to justify it. A quick search showed that had I taken the policy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2022, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By polinsteve
I always suspect a car that is so highly praised...

I always suspect a car that is so highly praised by the seller, yet has a very short mot. Why not put a new one on it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2022, 11:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By polinsteve
I was with them but no longer. I went from my S...

I was with them but no longer. I went from my S type 2.7D to an X-type 2.00D midway through the 12 month term and they loaded the insurance by adding an extra £460. It was cheaper (£208) to cancel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2022, 19:26
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By polinsteve
I had this on my S type a few years ago. ...

I had this on my S type a few years ago. Culminated in a blowout on the M25. Apparently the carcass failed on what looked to be a good tyre.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2022, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By polinsteve
That sounds like an excellent idea. The...

That sounds like an excellent idea. The appliance of science.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2022, 17:14
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By polinsteve
From my experience, it is the backing that breaks...

From my experience, it is the backing that breaks down, so I think that the solutions are either replace the lining or use a spray adhesive which will bond the backing to the lining. I've...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 15:21
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By polinsteve
Sounds more like the high pressure pump solenoid....

Sounds more like the high pressure pump solenoid. Might be worth considering.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2022, 09:28
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By polinsteve
Sounds like the crankshaft pully but that is on...

Sounds like the crankshaft pully but that is on the right.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2022, 08:24
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By polinsteve
Surprisingly, the last 2 years Esure has been the...

Surprisingly, the last 2 years Esure has been the best quality/price compromise for me.

I have a clear record, advanced driver and live in a low risk rural area. My quotes last year ranged from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 19:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By polinsteve
Does the pertinent wiring loom pass near the N/S...

Does the pertinent wiring loom pass near the N/S headlight? I seem to remember many years ago that a similar problem was caused by the loom chaffing in that area. I can't be certain as my memory is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 19:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,645
Posted By polinsteve
I used a socket large enough to sit over the...

I used a socket large enough to sit over the sensor allow it to pull through. I then used a large washer with a smallish centre hole on top of the socket and screwed in a long self tapping screw. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 19:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By polinsteve
This although an excellent explanation, doesn't...

This although an excellent explanation, doesn't explain why the cheque is not printed as part of the letter. The technology for that has been available for years and can be processed by just one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 19:18
Replies: 190
Views: 11,935
Posted By polinsteve
I don't know of any spontaneous combustion of...

I don't know of any spontaneous combustion of diesel or petrol, whereas I have heard of many instances of car and bus batteries spontaneously igniting and exploding. It is also the case that the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 08:26
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By polinsteve
My brother had a mounted hard wired fixed unit in...

My brother had a mounted hard wired fixed unit in his, it was a V reg Connie. It was mounted to the left of the head unit and worked quite well but I think it was a bit of a NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 08:17
Replies: 190
Views: 11,935
Posted By polinsteve
As with asbestos, the perfect building material;...

As with asbestos, the perfect building material; plastics that take centuries to break down; lead as an anti-knock additive; thalidomide, a great solution to morning sickness; myxomatosis to control...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2022, 10:52
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By polinsteve
This forum never ceases to amaze me. The depth...

This forum never ceases to amaze me. The depth of knowledge and willingness to help is astounding. There is no comparison to this and the 2 Jag forums I tried.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2022, 10:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By polinsteve
I always go for premium brands, the reasons...

I always go for premium brands, the reasons being:
Normally superior braking distance
Wet weather performance
Economy rating
Smooth and quiet running

I've also found that many cheaper tyres...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 17:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By polinsteve
Mine doesn't. I live in the middle of nowhere,...

Mine doesn't. I live in the middle of nowhere, hilly, bendy and by the time I've got to town, about 4 miles, the engine hasn't had chance to warm up properly. That has to wait until the return...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 16:58
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By polinsteve
Silly mistake? I always do mine with the lights...

Silly mistake? I always do mine with the lights on, that way I can make sure its working :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 16:55
Replies: 190
Views: 11,935
Posted By polinsteve
Wow long would it take in an electric car to do...

Wow long would it take in an electric car to do the 360 mile round trip to see my daughter and what would it cost to charge on route?
Apart from the exorbitant purchase price, there are many people...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2022, 21:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By polinsteve
My manual achieved 50+mph on a run. I've had...

My manual achieved 50+mph on a run. I've had several autos which on shorter rural trips manage 36-37ish, on a decent run 42-44.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By polinsteve
Strange that it is not registered with the plate...

Strange that it is not registered with the plate on it. I would certainly give this a miss, regardless of it being advertised as being re-registered before sale. I have an aversion to such...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By polinsteve
Not known on tax status either.

Not known on tax status either.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:13
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By polinsteve
The prohibition signs also vary. It's puzzled me...

The prohibition signs also vary. It's puzzled me for at least 30 years.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:10
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By polinsteve
Nope. If the height varies, the lowest height is...

Nope. If the height varies, the lowest height is shown. An arched bridge shows where the high marked area is.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:09
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By polinsteve
Mmm. 1st time I've heard that idea.

Mmm. 1st time I've heard that idea.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2022, 07:08
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By polinsteve
There is always significance. If there wasn't,...

There is always significance. If there wasn't, the markings would be the same size. For instance, restricted width are signs all show equal sized triangles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 23:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By polinsteve
I found my Duckhams oil cans did a good job on...

I found my Duckhams oil cans did a good job on the floor of my Consul. However, just to be sure I bonded mine with fibreglass matting with another layer under the carpet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 23:25
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By polinsteve
Road signs

Many years ago when I was bus instructing, I always made it clear to my trainees that they were free to ask any driving related questions. On one occasion I was asked a question but didn't know the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 23:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By polinsteve
Looking at your list of cars, the 1st couple...

Looking at your list of cars, the 1st couple matched mine. My 1st car was a 1960 blue mk2 consul and the 2nd a light metallic blue mk3 Zodiac. Column change and very useful bench seat in both.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 23:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By polinsteve
A quote from a government consultation. Green...

A quote from a government consultation. Green paper likely very shortly:

Tackling tampering
We will create new offences for tampering with a system, part or component of a vehicle intended or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 23:28
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By polinsteve
On my 1st 75 it was written with indelible ink...

On my 1st 75 it was written with indelible ink onto the radio
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 23:23
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By polinsteve
Have you checked the power steering fluid? The...

Have you checked the power steering fluid? The top strut mounts normally just clonk with small movements of the steering wheel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 19:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By polinsteve
When the fuel pump on my old Mk ll Ford Consul...

When the fuel pump on my old Mk ll Ford Consul failed, i acheived a 20 odd mile trip home by using the push button windsreen washer pump. It was not very efficient but with various aching fingers I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2022, 10:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By polinsteve
It doesn't ring true. Non-existent new cambelt...

It doesn't ring true. Non-existent new cambelt and water pump and a new engine? How would it need a new engine when it's barely run in? The advertiser is either Johnson with the truth or totally...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 22:54
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
A great guide. Thanks, I'll give it a go.

A great guide. Thanks, I'll give it a go.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 15:36
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
As your suggestion, I've been looking deeper into...

As your suggestion, I've been looking deeper into the K-bus. There is a header behind the right hand panel, alongside the column. It seems to be the only place and feature that is common to all 3...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
Strange! I wonder why?

Strange! I wonder why?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2022, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By polinsteve
When I had my S and X types I joined 2 Jaguar...

When I had my S and X types I joined 2 Jaguar fora. The knowledge and assistance was virtually non-existent. Not a patch on this one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2022, 19:31
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By polinsteve
A broken spring? If it breaks very close to the...

A broken spring? If it breaks very close to the bottom you can get your symptoms.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2022, 19:19
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By polinsteve
Very strange.

Very strange.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2022, 13:09
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By polinsteve
Just mulling over your problem. It seems very...

Just mulling over your problem. It seems very unlikely that all the tyres have the same problem. One tyre or one position on the car, maybe.. That leads me to an external cause. Do you have to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2022, 13:00
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
Yes, from the same location. This morning when I...

Yes, from the same location. This morning when I was out, the chimer did nothing. I decided to try wiggling/removing the parkin aid sounder. Before that I turned on the ignition, bunged the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2022, 10:22
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
I thought that on the facelift they all used the...

I thought that on the facelift they all used the same ipk sounder. Everything else works as it should, just the sounder not operating.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2022, 08:52
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
Rick-sta had some

Rick-sta had some
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2022, 08:49
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
I got the car last August and in that time until...

I got the car last August and in that time until I soldered in the new sounder it never worked. I assumed, (yes, I know the saying) that as the sounder had failed on everything, that it was the most...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2022, 08:00
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By polinsteve
2 weeks ago I used Everbuild stick2 which is aa...

2 weeks ago I used Everbuild stick2 which is aa instant spray contact adhesive. So far it is working.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2022, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By polinsteve
Parking/light/seat sounder

Hi

Just mulling over a problem with my sounder which only works with parking aid, lights left on and seat controls when it feels like it. Either all work, or more frequently none. The sounder is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2022, 14:59
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
On my instructors course, I came out top on the...

On my instructors course, I came out top on the non-driving modules. On the driving assessment I was very happy with being assessed as excellent......until a colleague one upped me with a "silky...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2022, 14:51
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
Modern buses and trucks have very efficient air...

Modern buses and trucks have very efficient air brakes, hydraulic or electric retarders and exhaust brakes. It is only very poor driving or abysmal maintenance that could cause failure of all of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 20:00
Replies: 98
Views: 4,073
Posted By polinsteve
The garage I used about 4 years ago didn't worry...

The garage I used about 4 years ago didn't worry about such things as pulling it. They removed it with a torch , rewelded it back together and covered the weld with NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2022, 16:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,958
Posted By polinsteve
I hope so. This is a dangerously invasive and...

I hope so. This is a dangerously invasive and loosely worded bill that leaves us all at the mercy of the police. The misuse of stop and search and the misuse of the terrorism act will pale into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2022, 16:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By polinsteve
I live next to a farm so can guarantee that...

I live next to a farm so can guarantee that within a few hours of washing or polishing the car, it is covered in grime again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 11:37
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
No brakes? Poor driving and/or poor maintenance....

No brakes? Poor driving and/or poor maintenance. With the appropriate speed and gear into a hazard, brake failure should rarely happen, unlike the days of hydraulic, vacuum and drum systems.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 11:28
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
The clue in your comment is LEARNERS. You state,...

The clue in your comment is LEARNERS. You state, "Why are they allowed to mount the gutter" etc. Easy to answer! Learners make mistakes and learn by those mistakes. The instructor has various...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 09:45
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
I think you are doing yourself an injustice. You...

I think you are doing yourself an injustice. You certainly don't sound indecisive! What it really comes down to, is just different styles of driving. I prefer the "new" style and find it works very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 14:57
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
Probably watching his face in the mirror.

Probably watching his face in the mirror.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 14:56
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
I am proud of my achievements and training...

I am proud of my achievements and training career, achievements I worked hard to earn. I am not impressed when someone makes insulting blanket observations and I feel justified in calling him out on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 14:49
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
Having been taught the old way and also trained...

Having been taught the old way and also trained drivers on the modern method, the new method is easier and more effective.
In the scenario you present, assuming you keep a decent safety gap, your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 14:24
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
Spot on. I criticised his take on an...

Spot on. I criticised his take on an "unprofessional" bus driver who admittedly had pulled out a bit close to a cyclist. The situation was in outer London where vision was poor to the right. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 12:51
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
I only know of Kassbohrer by reputation, never...

I only know of Kassbohrer by reputation, never having worked for a company running them. The bulk of my career was either driving buses or training with the emphasis on buses. The quality of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 11:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By polinsteve
Probably a silly question, but have you...

Probably a silly question, but have you inadvertently dimmed the dash lights? Fingers crossed hoping for a cost free solution.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:54
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
I don't have a lot of respect for him. I've...

I don't have a lot of respect for him. I've questioned him a few times about various aspects.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:51
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
When I trained for IAM and when I trained others,...

When I trained for IAM and when I trained others, I agree that the most flexible gear for the speed was recommended. However, the engine was used only to assist in holding the speed, not attaining...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:47
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
It was more fun with a 4 speed, (crash 1st&2nd)...

It was more fun with a 4 speed, (crash 1st&2nd) box with a 2 speed Eaton back axle. On quiet late night routes I would play for hours up and down the gearbox. Also played for hours with 5 speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:43
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
The trouble with all these braking systems is...

The trouble with all these braking systems is there habit of not working to high standards. How often, especially with auto-boxes, did you get a vehicle which was either impossible or nightmare to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:33
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
Angry I'm one of these useless drivers in the teaching...

I'm one of these useless drivers in the teaching trade and quite frankly I find your comment insulting and unnecessary.
I was certified by the then Bus and Coach council as a PSV instructor. My on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:14
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
The premise of good driving revolves around the...

The premise of good driving revolves around the basics: All round observation, awareness drawn from those observations and anticipation using all information.
With your "What if something happens"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2022, 11:05
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By polinsteve
I was a PSV instructor on manuals and autos. The...

I was a PSV instructor on manuals and autos. The mantra is, gears are for going, brakes for stopping.

The idea of driving is to be in the appropriate gear at all times and specifically before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2022, 17:01
Replies: 58
Views: 6,589
Posted By polinsteve
Try temporarily setting the computer date to...

Try temporarily setting the computer date to around 2005
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2022, 22:25
Replies: 88
Views: 6,084
Posted By polinsteve
In my early pre-forum days it was a Rover...

In my early pre-forum days it was a Rover dealership "expert" told me that when my car was cutting out on sharpish right hand bends, I needed to renew both the in tank and under bonnet pumps. I...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2022, 22:15
Replies: 65
Views: 3,019
Posted By polinsteve
The forum does two things and it does them well. ...

The forum does two things and it does them well. It offers unparalleled technical knowledge and support, and it allows people to communicate with respect, often differing views.

That's why I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2022, 12:18
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By polinsteve
Perhaps this explains the poor quality. ...

Perhaps this explains the poor quality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL031aSTSuI&t=16s
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2022, 09:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By polinsteve
According to a local Rolls Royce trained engineer...

According to a local Rolls Royce trained engineer who until retirement worked on all cars but specialised in Ferraris, the lack of an undertray can have a serious impact on airflow and cooling.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2022, 09:46
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By polinsteve
Just thinking off the top of my head, (I have no...

Just thinking off the top of my head, (I have no knowledge of the V6). A few things spring to mind. Why were the head gasket(s) and water pump changed, because of a leakage problem? Were the heads...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2022, 14:39
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By polinsteve
I used one of the many self amalgamating tapes to...

I used one of the many self amalgamating tapes to repair mine, I believe it was by Gorilla. It was 100% effective and lasted a couple of years until some lads drove into my car and wrote it off.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2022, 14:30
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By polinsteve
Interesting. About 3 years ago I got a...

Interesting. About 3 years ago I got a ridiculously high quote from Hastings Direct that they wouldn't budge on so I moved to First Alternative who have not increased the price of my cover by more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2022, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By polinsteve
2 questions. Have you let her out yet and did...

2 questions. Have you let her out yet and did she look good in a Foggy, (Last of the summer wine) raincoat?
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 14:14
Replies: 65
Views: 3,019
Posted By polinsteve
You are lucky! My booster was contaminated with...

You are lucky! My booster was contaminated with a where the **** are my glasses side affect. I sincerely believe that Bill Gates is abducting our spectacles to make us blind to reality.
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 14:10
Replies: 65
Views: 3,019
Posted By polinsteve
Is this a spoof? I can't believe it's for real.

Is this a spoof? I can't believe it's for real.
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2022, 14:07
Replies: 65
Views: 3,019
Posted By polinsteve
I wish I knew!

I wish I knew!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 14:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By polinsteve
You don't mention the battery. Have you checked...

You don't mention the battery. Have you checked it?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2022, 10:00
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
There is no way that I will ever be able to...

There is no way that I will ever be able to afford to downgrade to electric or even hybrid.

For some years before I retired, I was doing an 80 mile daily round trip to work, about 1 hour - 1 hour...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2022, 12:50
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
The trouble is, the manufactures emphasise the...

The trouble is, the manufactures emphasise the maximum range in ideal conditions. Use of heating, lighting and even the radio affect the range. Also, it is stated that to get maximum life, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2022, 15:43
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
Talking Not too intrusive then. Perhaps you need a...

Not too intrusive then. Perhaps you need a swimming ring for the driver's seat
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2022, 23:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By polinsteve
You could be right! What was annoying was the...

You could be right! What was annoying was the silence, no contact or apology and Ebay seemed to do nothing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2022, 23:26
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
How much boot space do you lose?

How much boot space do you lose?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2022, 23:24
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
I covered many happy miles throughout the year ...

I covered many happy miles throughout the year on my trusty Kawasaki GPZ 550.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2022, 23:22
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
Not sure I agree although I hope my misgivings...

Not sure I agree although I hope my misgivings are proved to be wrong.

I have no drive and nowhere to put a drive. The only parking is on the opposite side of the road, therefore nowhere to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 22:54
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By polinsteve
Ouch! Many years ago I had an AEC760 coach which...

Ouch! Many years ago I had an AEC760 coach which shed a big end. I got a new crankshaft, shells and rings, heads skimmed and bores glaze busted. They were pigs to time up and like an idiot, once...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 22:45
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By polinsteve
My diesel x type was also a little more frugal,...

My diesel x type was also a little more frugal, managing an extra 3-4mpg overall. However, I found it to feel far more agricultural and noisy than my CDTi and although 5 years newer, far more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2022, 07:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By polinsteve
Talking I hope your head hasn't formed a power hump in...

I hope your head hasn't formed a power hump in the bonnet
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2022, 18:44
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By polinsteve
It is the blatant dishonesty that riles me. Well...

It is the blatant dishonesty that riles me. Well maintained,very good condition? That is not borne out by the number and type of defects. Definitely an untrustworthy seller.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2022, 15:53
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By polinsteve
A few minor mot points.

I think this bloke is having a laugh. Check the mot history!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 22:58
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By polinsteve
She must have been so in love that she forgot to...

She must have been so in love that she forgot to take off her rose tinted spectacles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 21:53
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By polinsteve
I've made looms at various times, but I hope I...

I've made looms at various times, but I hope I kept to the correct colours. It doesn't help that the audio wiring on my car was well and truly butchered.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By polinsteve
I'm sure that whoever made the looms was colour...

I'm sure that whoever made the looms was colour blind.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 18:27
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By polinsteve
Electrics!

Is it just my car or did Rover just grab any coloured wire for the looms. I've been hunting for the steering wheel audio control wires. It's no wonder I've had problems because the loom colours...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 18:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By polinsteve
Ebay is a nightmare for cancelled purchases,...

Ebay is a nightmare for cancelled purchases, especially cars. My old X Type, sold for spares or repair was cancelled by buyers 4 times. After that I gave up and went direct to a scrappie.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2022, 15:54
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By polinsteve
South Coast Garage Services in Eastbourne are...

South Coast Garage Services in Eastbourne are Rover experienced, a couple of ex-mg rover main dealer mechanics.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2022, 14:50
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By polinsteve
And only 4 months mot!

And only 4 months mot!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2022, 14:45
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By polinsteve
If it just does this when it's cold, it is by...

If it just does this when it's cold, it is by design.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2022, 14:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By polinsteve
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2022, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By polinsteve
Possibly Halfords sell tether and rag. Whenever...

Possibly Halfords sell tether and rag. Whenever I go there I lose one and reach the end of the other.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 18:16
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By polinsteve
Talking I bow to your knowledge. Rollover valve cream...

I bow to your knowledge. Rollover valve cream crackered?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By polinsteve
Not sure if this applies on our diesels, but fuel...

Not sure if this applies on our diesels, but fuel must now be in a sealed system, which means venting through a (carbon?) filter. A problem can arise when rather than stopping fuelling when the pump...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2022, 10:19
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By polinsteve
As suggested earlier, could well be the exhaust...

As suggested earlier, could well be the exhaust flexi.
Forum: Humour Corner 24th February 2022, 22:56
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By polinsteve
Technology

I think it's funny.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2022, 22:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,825
Posted By polinsteve
At least we could sit and work on the engine! I...

At least we could sit and work on the engine! I preferred the Vitesse although it was grossly overpowered for the brakes and suspension.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2022, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By polinsteve
Proof that it doesn't need mega-dosh to keep a...

Proof that it doesn't need mega-dosh to keep a kid happy. I sometimes took mine by train to London, with the rail and included all zones travelcard it made a cheap day out. The train, tube, buses...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2022, 10:05
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By polinsteve
Memories! I had a Rover 216 that autolocked...

Memories! I had a Rover 216 that autolocked after a few minutes. Being very clever one cold, early winter morning, I was just about to drive off when I remembered the milk for our before starting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2022, 09:54
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By polinsteve
And one knackered Grandad?

And one knackered Grandad?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2022, 09:53
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
If they were "safety" cameras, would it not be...

If they were "safety" cameras, would it not be better to use average speed cameras rather than those generally used? I feel that often, the sudden jamming on of the brakes for the spot cameras is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2022, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By polinsteve
What is interesting is, that it is from a period...

What is interesting is, that it is from a period of musicians who could write, play and sing without the benefit of autotune. Very few present day "singers" can meet the same standards.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2022, 21:53
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By polinsteve
My brother in law got a new one recently. He's...

My brother in law got a new one recently. He's whinging because it hasn't got an on/off switch. Believe me, with my sister that's a grave problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2022, 18:15
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By polinsteve
Have you tried National Tyres? They did mine...

Have you tried National Tyres? They did mine some years ago.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2022, 14:04
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By polinsteve
When I got rid of my X Type last August, Having...

When I got rid of my X Type last August, Having been lacking a 75 for 2 years, my prime concern was reliability. A thorough inspection and decent length drive showed me that my car is mechanically...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2022, 11:11
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By polinsteve
Often it is a problem with the high pressure pump...

Often it is a problem with the high pressure pump solenoid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2022, 11:27
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
My partner is an Iranian political refugee, now a...

My partner is an Iranian political refugee, now a British citizen for about 25 years. She is proud to British, proud to be called for jury service and felt honoured to take part in our normally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2022, 22:06
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By polinsteve
I had borrowed my daughters Peugeot when my X...

I had borrowed my daughters Peugeot when my X Type was having another of its hissy fits. An oncoming car decided to cross into my lane to pass a group of cyclists. Thanks to my reaction she just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2022, 21:53
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
Lucky you! I was called for jury service twice. ...

Lucky you! I was called for jury service twice. Once when I was in the police and once when I was on the prison parole board, so I was barred both times.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2022, 21:46
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
I can't say that I agree with this point of view...

I can't say that I agree with this point of view regarding brakes. T he whole idea of brake lights is to signal to other road users that you are slowing down, an indication which makes driving safer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2022, 10:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By polinsteve
Something like this? ...

Something like this? ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2022, 10:25
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
I can tell you that your idea is not good for...

I can tell you that your idea is not good for stress levels. I drove for several years with intrusive technology. Cameras to the front, side and rear as well as internally including the drivers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2022, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By polinsteve
What are the dimensions? Also, any photo of the...

What are the dimensions? Also, any photo of the part?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 21:12
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
It has been shown in many studies that drivers...

It has been shown in many studies that drivers adjust to safer cars. Brakes are better? Brake later. Radial well engineered tyres instead of cross ply? Drive and corner faster. Seatbelts? Even...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 14:22
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
Generally most forces allow 10% + 2 miles an...

Generally most forces allow 10% + 2 miles an hour. If you were still in the West Midlands, they won't publicise the tolerance, but this will give you some idea:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 09:09
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
What sort of sign was it? An order, i.e a round...

What sort of sign was it? An order, i.e a round red circle with surrounding 45 on a white background or the digital gantry signs with a red circle on a black background are, as we know, compulsory. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 20:46
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
Excellent campaign. It needs shock tactics to...

Excellent campaign. It needs shock tactics to force people to think.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 08:57
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
I think that we are all smart enough to know that...

I think that we are all smart enough to know that the vast majority of accidents at that sort of time are speed, drink and/or drug related.
Another campaign run back in the 80's was brilliant and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2022, 22:26
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By polinsteve
As Trikey says, it sounds like a K-bus problem. ...

As Trikey says, it sounds like a K-bus problem. Are the faults evident during or just after rain or car wash? If so I suggest you check boot mounted items first. If not, when the fault is evident,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 22:13
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
As with any skill, it takes effort to achieve and...

As with any skill, it takes effort to achieve and maintain high standards. A kick where it hurts can do all of us some good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 13:12
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
Speed doesn't kill but the misuse of speed does,...

Speed doesn't kill but the misuse of speed does, as demonstrated in post #12. I remember that after the company receiving complaints, I carried out a covert observation on the approach to Tooting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 09:28
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By polinsteve
I loved driving the S Type, (2.7D). It was...

I loved driving the S Type, (2.7D). It was incredibly smooth and pretty quick. Unfortunately, I lost count of the number of times it kicked into get home mode. Then the rot! The sills have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By polinsteve
I've just checked when I did my i7 build, it was...

I've just checked when I did my i7 build, it was 6 years ago so older than I remembered. I've just upgraded to Win 11 with a very simple method. A tiny dll download which is dropped into the source...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:31
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
I always used a hard hitting video in basic...

I always used a hard hitting video in basic training and also the advanced driving courses. I believe it was called Accident in Park Road. It was very hard hitting and involved a car/child...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:19
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By polinsteve
I know how you feel. I absconded for an S type...

I know how you feel. I absconded for an S type which was a beautiful drive but unreliable and rot, and an x type that was agricultural, unreliable and rot. Getting back in a 75 last August was like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:12
Replies: 52
Views: 3,851
Posted By polinsteve
Well said, a point proved countless times.

Well said, a point proved countless times.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 22:11
Replies: 52
Views: 3,851
Posted By polinsteve
Me too! On the other hand, what do these trolls...

Me too! On the other hand, what do these trolls get out of it, especially when displaying such appalling literary skills.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 17:46
Replies: 102
Views: 5,214
Posted By polinsteve
Talking As part of my job(a psv driver and instructor),...

As part of my job(a psv driver and instructor), over the years I've been on many driving courses and delivered a great many more. It is amazing what a gentle reminder can achieve and what a group...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 17:35
Replies: 52
Views: 3,851
Posted By polinsteve
Probably not.

Probably not.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2022, 18:35
Replies: 41
Views: 2,798
Posted By polinsteve
Yes, the difference was certainly noticeable and...

Yes, the difference was certainly noticeable and worth the expense.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 10th February 2022, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By polinsteve
Thanks for that, I'll give it a go.

Thanks for that, I'll give it a go.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2022, 16:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By polinsteve
I ended up going to a garage in Eastbourne which...

I ended up going to a garage in Eastbourne which literally used blood, sweat and one of those thermal coil things.
Back on topic, I bought an air gun from LIDL middle aisle. A total waste of money,...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 10th February 2022, 16:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By polinsteve
I can't see an IR unit and I can't find...

I can't see an IR unit and I can't find appropriate coloured wires. Is there any reason to stop me splicing into the three wires somewhere near this plug?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2022, 14:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,798
Posted By polinsteve
Not sure. My trip to work was about half on...

Not sure. My trip to work was about half on untreated country roads and half on dual carriageway/motorway that were pretty well gritted. On the 20 or so country miles, the winter tyres were worth...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th February 2022, 12:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By polinsteve
Confused

Hi

I've just replaced a very poor aftermarket cream crackered radio in my facelift CDTi. The wiring had been hacked about and totally butchered, so I had a lot of work to do. All is now good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2022, 09:13
Replies: 41
Views: 2,798
Posted By polinsteve
When I was driving about 500+ miles a week, I got...

When I was driving about 500+ miles a week, I got Winter tyres rather than all season. I also got a set of wheels off Ebay which worked out cheaper than swapping tyres on one set of rims. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2022, 08:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By polinsteve
Not 100%, but I think so with other id.

Not 100%, but I think so with other id.
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