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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2022, 12:08
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
The amount of energy wind turbines 'remove' from...

The amount of energy wind turbines 'remove' from the atmosphere is miniscule compared to the energy potential in the atmosphere. Far less likely to affect the climate then pumping tonnes of CO2 and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2022, 14:44
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
None of what you said makes any sense or is based...

None of what you said makes any sense or is based on fact. Battery storage does not take up a massive amounts of space and has been proven to be financially viable plus if the government actually did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2022, 01:44
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
Not sure what Aussie wiring is like but in the UK...

Not sure what Aussie wiring is like but in the UK most houses have a 100amp supply now so 30 really isn't a problem. Plus we have pretty tight regulations on charger installations which means it...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2022, 11:08
Replies: 131
Views: 5,947
Posted By guru
What absolute nonsense, what makes you think...

What absolute nonsense, what makes you think we're in for power cuts lasting "weeks at a time in the autumn"?

Electric cars do have problems but a fear of mythical power cuts is not one of them....
Forum: Technology Forum 5th May 2022, 01:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By guru
Yep Windows Defender offers pretty good...

Yep Windows Defender offers pretty good protection these days and is free. It's been a long, long time since I used third party anti-virus solutions.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2022, 00:29
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By guru
Personally I don't have a huge problem with...

Personally I don't have a huge problem with insurance being based on driving performance. It annoys me that other drivers focusing on messaging etc on their phones or driving drunk then have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 23:37
Replies: 76
Views: 3,967
Posted By guru
Yep never coast, always leave it in gear as the...

Yep never coast, always leave it in gear as the ECU will shut off the fuel supply whereas when coasting it's still using fuel to keep the engine spinning.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2022, 02:40
Replies: 108
Views: 5,040
Posted By guru
I was eventually forced to fill the...

I was eventually forced to fill the X5............almost £150!!!!!!!

Thankfully my wife's come down with COVID which means I can use the EV for the next week so that should keep the fuel bill...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd April 2022, 02:34
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By guru
Must admit I'm not too sure how the land rover...

Must admit I'm not too sure how the land rover made the woman fall into the ditch, seems like she was not in proper control of her cycle. That said I am constantly shocked by the appalling standard...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2022, 10:43
Replies: 108
Views: 5,040
Posted By guru
Yay, maybe I should go and fill the X5 now? That...

Yay, maybe I should go and fill the X5 now? That things been running low for a while now.
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2022, 19:32
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By guru
We had a good covering of that in Norfolk. Cars,...

We had a good covering of that in Norfolk. Cars, windows, garden furniture all covered in it :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2022, 11:24
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By guru
Electric cars at the moment only make sense in...

Electric cars at the moment only make sense in certain circumstances, I wouldn't for instance like to run one if I didn't have access to off road parking or if my daily commute was a 600 mile...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2022, 17:36
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By guru
Not sure where you found that statistic from,...

Not sure where you found that statistic from, probably the same source that told you climate change is all a hoax?

As it goes cobalt is being phased out of battery packs and the next generation...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2022, 18:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By guru
Sadly it is currently off the road. I took it for...

Sadly it is currently off the road. I took it for a bit of a drive and as I pulled up at home there were clouds of steam everywhere. Turned out it has lost all it's coolant and then to make things...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 13th March 2022, 18:31
Replies: 26
Views: 3,176
Posted By guru
To be honest I don't really put too much thought...

To be honest I don't really put too much thought into charging, just plug in and go. Ours does get charged to 100% every night so has plenty of chance to balance.
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 13th March 2022, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By guru
Rover 75 is an excellent first car and...

Rover 75 is an excellent first car and surprisingly cheap for a new driver to insure. My daughter turns 17 later this year and chances are the ZT will be the first car she drives.

On the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2022, 17:33
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By guru
Yes except for the fact that depreciation figure...

Yes except for the fact that depreciation figure doesn't bear any relation to reality. According the the calculator that gives the 67% figure my 1.5 year old ZS with 24k on the clock should be worth ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2022, 11:53
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By guru
I love that the default argument for the anti-EV...

I love that the default argument for the anti-EV brigade is always the nonsense about battery packs needing to be replaced every x number of years. There are a few issues with EV ownership but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 22:57
Replies: 70
Views: 4,334
Posted By guru
Yep our EV is doing all the heavy lifting at the...

Yep our EV is doing all the heavy lifting at the moment. By organising our trips out we're managing to do about 95% of all our driving in the ZS EV. In fact the X5 is now getting so little use that...
Forum: Technology Forum 1st March 2022, 20:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By guru
At the moment I don't think Windows 11 brings...

At the moment I don't think Windows 11 brings much to the party over Windows 10. If you're running older hardware then stick with 10 as it has plenty of life left in it and I rather suspect that...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2022, 00:44
Replies: 108
Views: 5,040
Posted By guru
We're very lucky as we can use the EV for most of...

We're very lucky as we can use the EV for most of our journeys which is helping and we're locked into 5p/unit off peak until jan 2023 so cheap motoring until then. My Sterling and ZT are both having...
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2022, 15:37
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By guru
The speed limits tend to be applied in response...

The speed limits tend to be applied in response to local pollution, especially where major roads come close to populated areas and no matter what speed I drive at in my EV it's still zero emissions....
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2022, 13:22
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By guru
Reducing speed limits for environmental reasons...

Reducing speed limits for environmental reasons doesn't make any sense when all cars are going to be eclectic and therefor zero emission in a few short years.

Does this mean that when I'm driving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 15:04
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By guru
This is my third 75 / ZT so I'm pretty...

This is my third 75 / ZT so I'm pretty experienced with topping up coolant etc! Definitely not overfilled, I refilled it the other day and ran it up to temp for 10 mins to bleed it all through and it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 09:46
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By guru
Cheers for the advice. Yep I know that the KV6...

Cheers for the advice. Yep I know that the KV6 (excluding the one in the 800's!) is not prone to HGF's, in fact in all my years owning ZT's and lurking on here I can't think of many confirmed HGF's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2022, 02:03
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By guru
My ZT is very poorly

It was all going so well! Since I got it I've been recommissioning it and since getting it MOT's I've been doing increasingly longer journeys. Got back from a 24 mile round trip which was going well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th January 2022, 01:51
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
No, the Tesla owner blew up his car as a...

No, the Tesla owner blew up his car as a publicity stunt and to get views for his youtube channel. It's worked as well, currently at 1.3 million views and counting which will probably net him quite a...
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 01:45
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By guru
No that's not true any more. The police will...

No that's not true any more. The police will prosecute the registered keeper and failure to notify is an offence so you will get points.
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2022, 01:42
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By guru
I would say both are equally at fault. The...

I would say both are equally at fault. The cyclist should have been reading the road far better and has a responsibility for his own safety but the car driver demonstrated the importance of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2022, 10:59
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
I worry about my X5 needing a new engine and / or...

I worry about my X5 needing a new engine and / or gearbox more then our electric car needing a new battery!

Our ZS EV has just ticked over 20,000 miles so I thought I'd check the battery's state...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 18th December 2021, 18:34
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By guru
Odd they only did part of it, sounds like they...

Odd they only did part of it, sounds like they didn't apply the USB part for some reason. Biggest changes are temp display on the main screen and permanent range displayed on the cluster both of...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 18th December 2021, 17:11
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By guru
I wouldn't worry too much. The updates do bring a...

I wouldn't worry too much. The updates do bring a few benefits such as being able to regen whilst fully charged and they also reduce the battery pack voltage slightly which should increase the life...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 18th December 2021, 16:44
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By guru
The latest software is pretty stable, ours has...

The latest software is pretty stable, ours has been fully updated and is much better for it. MG will insist on updating the software and refusing this could invalidate your warranty as some of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2021, 02:22
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
It does take a change in mindset however a year...

It does take a change in mindset however a year and a half in I can tell you it's not a difficult one. We tend to always plug the car in which means it's fully charged and ready to go. It's a minor...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 21:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By guru
If you happen to have a Google Pixel phone then...

If you happen to have a Google Pixel phone then when call comes in as well as the usual 'Accept' and 'Decline' you also have a 'Screen' option. If you hit this then the Google Assistant answers the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2021, 01:20
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By guru
Well if you have an electric garage door you can...

Well if you have an electric garage door you can go in the side door and pull the cord to disengage the motor drive and then open the door manually. As for PSTN phones ALL of them will be VoIP very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 02:26
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
In the event of a collision the 12v powered...

In the event of a collision the 12v powered contactor in the battery pack is 'turned off' which means that the 450v battery is isolated. This is why EV's still have 12v batteries and why if the 12v...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 23:50
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By guru
I do agree that we shouldn't be scrapping cars...

I do agree that we shouldn't be scrapping cars just to make way for EV's however for as long as I can remember cars have been scrapped and new ones made to replace them.....it's just that now the new...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 03:42
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By guru
Well my current 'useless' MG ZS EV has now done...

Well my current 'useless' MG ZS EV has now done over 19000 miles flawlessly and hasn't left us stranded once. If fact I've only seen the low battery light on twice so far, both times at the end of...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 03:21
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By guru
We already have Ofgem which from 2030 will...

We already have Ofgem which from 2030 will protect us motorists!

I must admit I've become a bit spoilt paying 5p a unit to charge the ZS which for our daily 60 mile commute works out at around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 03:07
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
Um, yes I still think EV's are a great idea. Mine...

Um, yes I still think EV's are a great idea. Mine is usually sat on the drive fully charged and in the event of a prolonged power cut I've always got 160 miles of range and if I really had to I could...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 23:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By guru
I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope...

I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope you get power back soon. We also have occasional long power cuts (4 days after a storm was our record) so I do know how it feels.

I wasn't...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 01:36
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By guru
I wondered how long it would be before someone...

I wondered how long it would be before someone brought that up on this thread!

The answer is if a big storm is coming make sure the car is topped up first and then if you have a newer one such as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 03:27
Replies: 190
Views: 11,936
Posted By guru
It is true that EV range drops in the winter...

It is true that EV range drops in the winter however most newer EV's still have ample range for most commutes even in the depths of winter. We do around 60 miles a day in our ZS and even in the...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By guru
How was that tree still standing?!!!! We had...

How was that tree still standing?!!!!

We had a couple of site that were rotted in the middle but they were nowhere near that bad.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 00:46
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By guru
Beat me to it, I was watching this and about to...

Beat me to it, I was watching this and about to post here!

Link for anyone that wants it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BbR5VbqPH4&t=214
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 23:48
Replies: 255
Views: 9,605
Posted By guru
I cannot see the issue with care workers and NHS...

I cannot see the issue with care workers and NHS staff being required to have the vaccine as a condition of their employment, if fact it seems like common sense. The fact is the vaccine DOES...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 10th November 2021, 12:36
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By guru
If you can 'load shift' into the cheap rate that...

If you can 'load shift' into the cheap rate that Go is great. We now run the dishwasher, washing machine and tumbler after 20:30 and we're also now using the immersion for hot water in the evening...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 9th November 2021, 22:45
Replies: 162
Views: 27,007
Posted By guru
I think Octopus are still doing their 'Go Faster'...

I think Octopus are still doing their 'Go Faster' tariff however you have to e-mail them to request it as it's not on their website. Currently I'm paying 14p peak and then from 20:30Hrs to 01:30Hrs I...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 22:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By guru
That is a good point. At the moment driving our...

That is a good point. At the moment driving our EV across country can be a pain because of the limited infrastructure but of course in a decade or 2 the situation will be reversed as petrol stations...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 22:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By guru
Hydrogen really isn't the answer and for...

Hydrogen really isn't the answer and for passenger cars I suspect will just become a footnote in history. Mass production might make things like producing the fuel cells cheaper however producing the...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By guru
People have been arguing about what will become...

People have been arguing about what will become classics for as long as there have been cars! Someone mentioned new cars being made cheaply however cars in the past were made pretty cheaply too! I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2021, 20:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By guru
Big day today, the ZT is now taxed and insured...

Big day today, the ZT is now taxed and insured which meant first trip out! :D It was only a short one to the petrol station about 5 miles away but still great to be driving a ZT again.

Generally...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2021, 14:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By guru
I'm currently on 'Octopus Go Faster', 14p/unit...

I'm currently on 'Octopus Go Faster', 14p/unit normally and then 5p between 20:30 - 01:30hrs. They are still offering that tariff but the peak rate has gone up to 24p. If you're interested then this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2021, 02:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By guru
After a fair bit of work and a couple of attempts...

After a fair bit of work and a couple of attempts my ZT now has an MOT! :D:D:D

I hadn't really intended to do much to it this year and kind of saw it as a next year project however I started...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2021, 02:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By guru
There are charging losses but you're never going...

There are charging losses but you're never going to be able to stuff 60kw into a 40kw Nissan leaf, probably around 46kw would be more like it.

The problem is that we keep thinking about EV's in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2021, 16:36
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By guru
Agree with that, the system should have changed...

Agree with that, the system should have changed when physical discs disappeared.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2021, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By guru
Tax discs

7 years ago today I took my tax discs out for the last time!

https://i.ibb.co/P6SMsJw/tax-disc.jpg

Must say it's a pain not being able to keep tax when you buy a car however being able to tax...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2021, 01:28
Replies: 59
Views: 4,144
Posted By guru
Had to go to Norwich earlier and there were big...

Had to go to Norwich earlier and there were big queues for all the petrol stations. :duh:

Thankfully no queue at all for my charger at home so the ZS EV is topped up again :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 11:26
Replies: 63
Views: 4,320
Posted By guru
LOL, the interconnect that is down only supplies...

LOL, the interconnect that is down only supplies 2Gw anyway so it's loss is not about to create rolling blackouts anytime soon. Although we keep our EV topped up every day we could get away with no...
Forum: Social Forum 17th September 2021, 03:05
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By guru
The scene where he plays to school children was...

The scene where he plays to school children was filmed at my girl's school and my eldest is in the film in the front row of the audience! She loved the filming day and got to have a chat with Danny...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 00:29
Replies: 63
Views: 4,320
Posted By guru
Ah the old EV argument.......again :duh: I wonder...

Ah the old EV argument.......again :duh: I wonder how many of these threads we'll see before 2030?

One thing I think is interesting is that the naysayers have never driven a significant distance...
Forum: Social Forum 13th September 2021, 02:36
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By guru
Agreed, my 3.5t tipping trailer is far easier to...

Agreed, my 3.5t tipping trailer is far easier to reverse then my little 750kg tip run trailer however it does need a lot more space to manoeuvre! ...
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2021, 00:04
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By guru
I think it's probably a good change. I got my...

I think it's probably a good change. I got my licence in 1994 so I can tow a trailer but I'm not sure what the big deal is and don't think it needs a separate test really.
Forum: Social Forum 21st August 2021, 13:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By guru
I don't really count PHEV's and EV's. I did have...

I don't really count PHEV's and EV's. I did have a hybrid for 3 years and it's range on the battery was very limited plus it had all the complexity of an ICE engine AND an electric power train and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 01:24
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By guru
Short answer is you should fit like for like. ...

Short answer is you should fit like for like.

I think you're confusing vented for drilled / slotted discs. Vented will not dispel water quicker then solid however drilled will do. You'd probably...
Forum: Social Forum 21st August 2021, 01:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By guru
Yep, we should just keep driving round in our...

Yep, we should just keep driving round in our safe cars with 80 litres of petrol under the floor :duh:

Some electric cars will catch fire, and because it's a new technology it will hit the news...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 01:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By guru
That is really nice, if I didn't have the never...

That is really nice, if I didn't have the never ending money pit that is my Sterling and now the ZT I'd have been tempted!

Link for anyone interested...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2021, 23:44
Replies: 33
Views: 2,517
Posted By guru
I really like them, we had a V90 not so long ago...

I really like them, we had a V90 not so long ago and that was a cracking car and despite never even sitting in a C70 before we bought that I really like it. Love the tricksy way the roof folds away :}
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2021, 22:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,517
Posted By guru
I'm a ZT owner again now so I can reply to this! ...

I'm a ZT owner again now so I can reply to this!

First off there's my Mk1c Rover Sterling. In the family since '92 and on my drive since 2006. It's recently undergone a very extensive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2021, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By guru
I'm back!!!

After 6 long years of not having a ZT on my drive thanks to an awesome member on here I now have this sitting outside........
https://i.ibb.co/ygng06X/ZT-front.jpg (https://ibb.co/L9z9Sx8)...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 31st October 2020, 22:18
Replies: 38
Views: 8,794
Posted By guru
We're still loving our ZS EV, performance is very...

We're still loving our ZS EV, performance is very good and there's loads of free charging out there. We just managed to drive just over 520 miles for just £4.05!
...
Forum: Technology Forum 18th July 2020, 03:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,017
Posted By guru
I would keep the router but buy a set of mesh...

I would keep the router but buy a set of mesh networking points. I currently use the BT whole home wifi which is probably the first BT branded product I've ever recommended in my professional career!...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2020, 02:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By guru
Why buy a 'liars' car (diesel) that emits so much...

Why buy a 'liars' car (diesel) that emits so much muck from the back that manufacturers fit cheat devices, breaks down all the time if you only do city driving and does only a fraction of it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2020, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By guru
To be honest Windows Defender which is included...

To be honest Windows Defender which is included for free is as good or better then any third party product. There really is no need to pay money for AV now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2020, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By guru
True, maybe it's a matter of perspective. I grew...

True, maybe it's a matter of perspective. I grew up in the 80's so was used to MG's being rebadged Austins however I remember once a few years back I was out painting the house when someone stopped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2020, 23:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By guru
Indeed, I was chatting to a mate who's got a very...

Indeed, I was chatting to a mate who's got a very nice Focus RS and has just ticked over 29k in it. He reckons he's used about £6500 worth of petrol. Same mileage in the ZS would be around about £750...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2020, 14:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By guru
I suppose it could be a 'real' MG then.......I...

I suppose it could be a 'real' MG then.......I just struggle to think of anything post 2005 in that way! That said it does have a few quirks and things that give it some character like my MG's before...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2020, 01:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By guru
Back in an MG!

Well I finally have an MG back on the drive but sadly it's not a ZT..............
https://i.ibb.co/JxPwxg6/IMG-20200630-192238.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/RQgXTgg/IMG-20200630-192407.jpg
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2020, 03:19
Replies: 594
Views: 76,509
Posted By guru
Deffo a spam call, I've had a few. It looks like...

Deffo a spam call, I've had a few. It looks like a database from a few years back has been leaked and scammers are using it to make calls and try to sound official. In my case they used an address we...
Forum: Photography Corner 29th June 2020, 01:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,554
Posted By guru
Yep, certainly do! I've got a DJI Mavic Mini,...

Yep, certainly do! I've got a DJI Mavic Mini, awesome little drone

https://i.ibb.co/19CRH8Q/DCIM-100-MEDIA-DJI-0988-JPG.jpg" alt="DCIM-100-MEDIA-DJI-0988-JPG
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 15:52
Replies: 372
Views: 41,275
Posted By guru
I think people are a little too hung up on this...

I think people are a little too hung up on this being about the environment or a tiny minority who's daily commute is over 200 miles! As previously stated my reasons have nothing to do with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 12:26
Replies: 372
Views: 41,275
Posted By guru
I'm not quote sure how you get £60 for 160 miles?...

I'm not quote sure how you get £60 for 160 miles? By my calculations........
160 / 3.5 (the MG normally does around 3.5miles per kwh) gives 45.71kwh
45.71 * £0.30 = £13.71 (Ecotricitys standard...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 00:25
Replies: 372
Views: 41,275
Posted By guru
Very aware that the council won't provide free...

Very aware that the council won't provide free power forever however might as well take advantage whilst they do! We only park in the city 2 or 3 times a month but the plan is to make sure the car is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2020, 23:25
Replies: 372
Views: 41,275
Posted By guru
Well having just placed an order for an electric...

Well having just placed an order for an electric car (MG ZS EV) you can probably guess which side of the fence I'm on!

I'm very much a petrolhead and always anticipate having a petrol car or 2...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 17:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,557
Posted By guru
I don't see that as much of an issue to be...

I don't see that as much of an issue to be honest. It's only household coal in smaller plastic bags that's being banned, you'll still be able to but bigger bags from your local coalman and as for...
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2020, 17:44
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By guru
My first thoughts from the test drive are that...

My first thoughts from the test drive are that it's very smooth and at lower speeds feels quite refined. That falls apart a bit at higher speeds but it's still not too bad. Interior wise it's easy to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By guru
Back in an MG finally.........

Just thought I'd say hi, it's been a while! Anyway we've just put down a deposit on an MG......but not a 'proper' one, it's an MG ZS EV! Yep we're going electric!
We've had a couple of test drives...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2019, 01:58
Replies: 50
Views: 7,257
Posted By guru
Snetterton was interesting to say the least! It...

Snetterton was interesting to say the least! It was actually the first time I'd driven a car without an MG badge on the front so was a little sad. The SLK handled OK but it wasn't brilliant, nowhere...
Forum: Technology Forum 4th October 2019, 12:40
Replies: 66
Views: 10,446
Posted By guru
Yes, Amazon provide a Fire TV app for Android...

Yes, Amazon provide a Fire TV app for Android which lets you use the phone as a remote control / keyboard
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 01:54
Replies: 50
Views: 7,257
Posted By guru
EEK! Mine is a very early 3.5! So far is proved...

EEK! Mine is a very early 3.5! So far is proved to be far more reliable then it should have been, in 1 and a half years I've replaced a coil pack (DIY & very cheap) and just had the rear brake pads...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 10:11
Replies: 50
Views: 7,257
Posted By guru
Well it you think running a 75/ZT is hard you...

Well it you think running a 75/ZT is hard you should try a Rover 800! I've spent the last 4 weeks trying to source parts for mine and I'm still yet to find some of them, looks like I'm going to have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 09:52
Replies: 64
Views: 5,967
Posted By guru
I used to get mid 20's when running on petrol and...

I used to get mid 20's when running on petrol and around 20mpg when on LPG, but obviously that was half price so the equivalent of 40mpg.

Shows how cars have progressed though, my Volvo has the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 09:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,341
Posted By guru
Wow, that's one heck of a thread revival! ...

Wow, that's one heck of a thread revival!

My LQW ZT-T was black on the logbook which IMO is probably closer to the colour then grey. Never got stopped for it!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 09:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By guru
Not that I ever drive to London but I thought I'd...

Not that I ever drive to London but I thought I'd check and my mk1 Rover Sterling doesn't comply! Surprisingly though my 3.5 V6 powered fuel guzzling Mercedes SLK DOES comply!!!! Go figure :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 09:13
Replies: 72
Views: 7,090
Posted By guru
Most of the time it's the natural time to get rid...

Most of the time it's the natural time to get rid of them however there are a few I regretted selling before they'd even left the drive. I miss the MG Maestro Turbo A LOT! Really wish I'd had the...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 16:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By guru
I think incidents like this stand out because the...

I think incidents like this stand out because the standard of driving in this country isn't actually too bad. Yes on the whole our lane discipline is terrible (wish we could change that!) however...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2019, 21:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By guru
Idiot Driver

Just back from a tour round the Peak District and then Stratford-upon-Avon and thought I'd capture this classic moment we caught on the dashcam on the way back..................
...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2018, 11:02
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By guru
Not trying to pick on elderly drivers...

Not trying to pick on elderly drivers specifically, just drivers who shouldn't really be driving because they're not competent. That said the story in that link is shocking, the driver of the Peugeot...
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2018, 14:12
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By guru
Absolutely, I'm not actually saying that 'old'...

Absolutely, I'm not actually saying that 'old' drivers are the problem I'm saying its a lack of regulation and checks. To take your example if we had a basic driving assessment every 5 years...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 17th July 2018, 01:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By guru
Rain? How does that work?!!!!

Rain? How does that work?!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2018, 01:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By guru
I do think Volvo are on a good run for design at...

I do think Volvo are on a good run for design at the moment. I'm also very happy that I seem to be having a good run of daily drivers, the ZT-T to the Mercedes C300 and now this, maybe I've finally...
Forum: Social Forum 17th July 2018, 01:13
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By guru
I think that the mobile phone issue is being...

I think that the mobile phone issue is being dealt with now, 6 points is justifiably harsh and I think enough to deter most sane people. Of course in the same way you still get drink drivers on the...
Forum: Technology Forum 16th July 2018, 21:06
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By guru
I would say probably remove the virus or malware...

I would say probably remove the virus or malware that's causing it! Which browser are you using?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2018, 11:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By guru
New car time.....this time a Volvo!

Yep, it had to happen eventually but I'm now a Volvo owner! I did put a deposit down on an I-Pace almost a year ago however Jaguar have been frankly shocking and unless I actually start begging them...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2018, 09:54
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By guru
Bad drivers................

I was bored enough yesterday to actually read the local paper and was shocked to see this article...
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2018, 11:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,730
Posted By guru
I think that generally the people who are very...

I think that generally the people who are very against electric cars tend to be those who haven't driven one! I'm very fortunate to have spent several years in a hybrid and have also driven a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2018, 01:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By guru
Yep, Mrs Guru got this earlier......ignored it...

Yep, Mrs Guru got this earlier......ignored it obviously!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2018, 23:57
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By guru
Sure, I wrote a bit about it back in 2010 on the...

Sure, I wrote a bit about it back in 2010 on the Rover 800 forum (http://www.rover800.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4748) but in a nutshell my Grandfather bought it when it was around 9 months old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2018, 16:35
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By guru
Fleet update!

Well unbelievably it's now 3 years since I sold my ZT-T and I still miss it, really wish I'd kept it as part of my 'collection' but at the time I didn't have the storage........certainly isn't a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2018, 19:48
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By guru
Looks very nice, although over priced IMHO, you...

Looks very nice, although over priced IMHO, you could try haggling them down.......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2018, 00:02
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By guru
I'm still working up to the Aston :D:D:D I'm...

I'm still working up to the Aston :D:D:D

I'm hoping for good reliability, reading on the Mercedes forums there don't seem to be too many major problems with the 350 so I'm optimistic!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2018, 21:32
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By guru
New Toy.....it's not a 75 or ZT!

It was my birthday the other day and Mrs Guru took me car shopping......after a couple of beers I ended up with this................ :D
...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2018, 12:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By guru
Well having spent 2 days completely cut off from...

Well having spent 2 days completely cut off from the outside world we've just managed to get to the nearest town in a friends XC70. The snow has drifted a lot here so in some places the fields are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2018, 12:08
Replies: 37
Views: 3,506
Posted By guru
The V6 does lack torque however dropping a cog or...

The V6 does lack torque however dropping a cog or 2 should give you all the oomph you need to tackle just about any gradient.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2018, 09:32
Replies: 49
Views: 4,345
Posted By guru
Buy a pay as you go phone from Carphone Warehouse...

Buy a pay as you go phone from Carphone Warehouse on any network, throw the SIM away that it comes with and just put your Plusnet SIM in it. Despite what some Carphone Warehouse staff will tell you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2017, 15:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By guru
Pro's - It sounds nice Con's - It's very...

Pro's - It sounds nice
Con's - It's very thirsty, it's gutless, cam belts are expensive to change, you'll always wish it was the 2.5!
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2017, 16:44
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By guru
Don't worry, autonomous cars will be here soon...

Don't worry, autonomous cars will be here soon and then we won't have to worry about idiots driving like idiots!

My current car has self braking however in almost 3 years it hasn't yet been used...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2017, 15:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,600
Posted By guru
This is why there should be compulsory retests...

This is why there should be compulsory retests for everyone every 10 years and then maybe more often when you turn 70. My Father has just turned 70 and is still a very good driver however would not...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2017, 14:31
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By guru
Hmmmm well my hybrid has a solution for one of...

Hmmmm well my hybrid has a solution for one of those! My hybrid uses so much regen braking which means that after almost 3 years and 30,000 miles by front pads still have over 80% left! For me living...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2017, 00:21
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By guru
Having run LPG cars for many years I think it can...

Having run LPG cars for many years I think it can be a good way to make an otherwise un-economical car viable however there are several points to consider:

Will you do enough miles to make the...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2017, 11:11
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By guru
Excellent news, these's a lot of drivers that...

Excellent news, these's a lot of drivers that shouldn't be on the road so this could be the answer!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2017, 02:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By guru
I've driven a Boxster....the TF is much harder...

I've driven a Boxster....the TF is much harder riding! As for your size, I'd also 6ft and did fit in the TF, just! I'd recommend test driving a couple before taking the plunge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2017, 23:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By guru
The 160 will obviously give the best performance...

The 160 will obviously give the best performance however if it's not performance you're after it's easier to find a good 135 for sensible money. Beware of the dreaded rust on the TF's, sadly they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2017, 22:36
Replies: 144
Views: 4,913
Posted By guru
Well mines a hybrid AND a diesel, does that mean...

Well mines a hybrid AND a diesel, does that mean it's twice as bad? :duh:
Forum: Was it you? 19th September 2017, 23:49
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By guru
Oops, you should be able to see it now!

Oops, you should be able to see it now!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2017, 23:41
Replies: 57
Views: 4,046
Posted By guru
I'm afraid I'm also in the no camp, it's not an...

I'm afraid I'm also in the no camp, it's not an amazing engine and to be honest I'm not even sure it's a good engine. The base is pretty solid however the ancillaries bolted to it let it down badly,...
Forum: Was it you? 18th September 2017, 00:44
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By guru
V8 ZT-T in Norwich

Mrs Guru took this on Thursday whilst at the retail park on Mousehold in Norwich. Looks lovely! Was is anyone on here?
https://s26.postimg.org/pueunuot5/IMG_20170914_174805.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2017, 15:30
Replies: 391
Views: 14,824
Posted By guru
Around 100 years ago I bet the same conversations...

Around 100 years ago I bet the same conversations were taking place about the mass adaption of cars to replace horses.......funny how times have changed ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2017, 01:17
Replies: 391
Views: 14,824
Posted By guru
Ummmm not true, the Tesla Model S & X will quite...

Ummmm not true, the Tesla Model S & X will quite happily pull a caravan and with 4wd and 700bhp probably with ease!

I think this thread is amusing, whether you like it or not electric is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2017, 16:47
Replies: 391
Views: 14,824
Posted By guru
No problem, if you can provide a quantifiable...

No problem, if you can provide a quantifiable benchmark to prove I'm wrong I'll happily concede that point. Fact is through real life and the various car forums I'm on I do know of a large number of...
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2017, 16:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By guru
You can always buy any VDSL compatible router for...

You can always buy any VDSL compatible router for instance https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Wireless-Support-UK-TD-W9970/dp/B013OXVA6M/

If you've been with BT for a while though the best thing to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2017, 11:25
Replies: 391
Views: 14,824
Posted By guru
2040 is a meaningless date anyway as the internal...

2040 is a meaningless date anyway as the internal combustion engine will have suffered a natural death a long time before then. It's like the smartphone vs dumb phone argument a few years back, for a...
Forum: Social Forum 26th July 2017, 23:42
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By guru
Thankfully they've since said it will be an...

Thankfully they've since said it will be an electrified version of the current mini, not that monstrosity! They've also said it'll have a range in excess of 200 miles and I'm also guessing it'll have...
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2017, 12:04
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
Absolutely, I always thought the FIT was utter...

Absolutely, I always thought the FIT was utter nonsense. The key to both issues is batteries. The future for solar panels on roofs (which for the record I think look terrible!) is local storage for...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2017, 18:19
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
For a lot of people car ownership will end and...

For a lot of people car ownership will end and mobility will become a service. Last year Ford announced that they are going to aim towards providing this service rather then selling cars outright. I...
Forum: Social Forum 13th July 2017, 18:14
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
Well I'm certainly not a greenie by any stretch...

Well I'm certainly not a greenie by any stretch of the imagination however I've seen a few people suggesting that renewables don't make any real difference which is frankly ridiculous. Right now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2017, 15:10
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By guru
Diesel on the road could well do that. We have to...

Diesel on the road could well do that. We have to deal with that quite a bit round here as the local farmers love nothing more then dropping the off bit of diesel on the road from their tractors! Had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2017, 14:58
Replies: 28
Views: 2,243
Posted By guru
Hmmmm why? Are mountain bikes offensive to people...

Hmmmm why? Are mountain bikes offensive to people from Yorkshire?



What's wrong with this? I let me 8 year old sit on my lap and steer round our field and my 11 year old has driven round it...
Forum: Social Forum 11th July 2017, 00:05
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
Sensors are a good thing and more is better. By...

Sensors are a good thing and more is better. By the car having the intelligence and data it can effectively self diagnose and small problems can be flagged up before they become anything serious. It...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2017, 15:13
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
Well I don't see petrol stations on every street...

Well I don't see petrol stations on every street corner and if I forget to put fuel in my car it will eventually run out just like an EV with a flat battery!
The big difference now is that we've got...
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2017, 08:48
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
I would say that if you've never driven an EV...

I would say that if you've never driven an EV before then try one before dismissing them. I've driven a couple of Tesla's and can honestly say they're the most astonishing cars that I've even driven,...
Forum: Social Forum 8th July 2017, 14:28
Replies: 244
Views: 7,616
Posted By guru
Electric is obviously the future and I welcome...

Electric is obviously the future and I welcome it! My next car will be electric as I've already put down a deposit on a Jaguar I-Pace...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2017, 15:55
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By guru
Yep there was never really any doubt over that,...

Yep there was never really any doubt over that, simply couldn't get rid of her.

The mk1's have been rare for quite a while now, even back when mine was still on the road it was very rare to see...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2017, 10:23
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By guru
Try https://postimages.org/ We had the same...

Try https://postimages.org/
We had the same issue over on rover800.info so I installed a plugin which allows uses to directly upload to that site and it seems to work very well. No reason you can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2017, 09:51
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By guru
There's a little more to this though, my Sterling...

There's a little more to this though, my Sterling was actually my Grandfathers car. He bought it direct from Rover when it was around 9 months old and it lived in his garage covered by blankets. He...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2017, 09:38
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By guru
Going back a bit but Kwik-fit tried to rip me off...

Going back a bit but Kwik-fit tried to rip me off Mrs Guru when she took the ZS there for tyres whilst I was working in the States. They basically told her that she needed new brake discs and pads...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2017, 02:37
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By guru
Rover Sterling Restoration

I've got a bit of a car dilemma coming up. In March the Mercedes will be 3 years old and out of warranty so has to go and it's replacement the Jaguar I-Pace probably won't be with me until sometime...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 6th July 2017, 10:53
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By guru
If the Amp is 2ohm and the subs are 4 then...

If the Amp is 2ohm and the subs are 4 then parallel might be best. Maybe something like this
https://images.crutchfieldonline.com/ca/learningcenter/car/subwoofer_wiring/2SVC_4-ohm_mono.jpg

If you...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 6th July 2017, 02:14
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By guru
Tricky one that, I would say 1 sub to each...

Tricky one that, I would say 1 sub to each channel and then split a single input into 2 to feed the same signal to both channels. If the amp can be bridged down to a single channel then do that and...
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