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Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2022, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By sworks
Yes, thatís the one

Yes, thatís the one
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2022, 14:01
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By sworks
Iím a huge Air Crash Investigation fan so know...

Iím a huge Air Crash Investigation fan so know this one well.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 18:22
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By sworks
To be fair I’ve not seen a 75 tensioner leak it...

To be fair I’ve not seen a 75 tensioner leak it was on the earlier Hyundai J1 twin cams. They had exactly the same tensioner, so much so that if you put the Hyundai one and KV6 one side by side i5...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2022, 19:13
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By sworks
I see tyres cracking a lot and in most cases itís...

I see tyres cracking a lot and in most cases itís cars that have little use or the tyres are old. Also, in most cases the cracks are only superficial and only an mot issue if cords can be seen.
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 19:05
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By sworks
Belated Birthday wishes Phil, sorry I missed it...

Belated Birthday wishes Phil, sorry I missed it Iím not online as often these days
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 19:00
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By sworks
I used to sometimes use invisible mode a few...

I used to sometimes use invisible mode a few years ago. There were times when you wanted to log in for 30 minutes and just catch up with he forum but once shown as online you could get inundated with...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 18:54
Replies: 73
Views: 2,132
Posted By sworks
Attended an event in our town centre that was a...

Attended an event in our town centre that was a joint car show and street party. I managed to get all three of our Longbridge cars there and all three were well received considering what other cars...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2022, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By sworks
Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t know :bowdown: ...

Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t know :bowdown:
Edit, I’ve just looked on our planner and it’s automatically set to record, don’t you love technology
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2022, 18:30
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By sworks
The problem with RAVE is that it was for MGR...

The problem with RAVE is that it was for MGR techs to use as a source of information and it assumes you have MGR or motor trade knowledge. When it comes to cambelt replacement no manufacturer that I...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2022, 22:19
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By sworks
Iím easily pleased mate :D

Iím easily pleased mate :D
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2022, 22:18
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By sworks
No, Itís expensive to drive a cool car...:D

No, Itís expensive to drive a cool car...:D
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2022, 21:54
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By sworks
I did thanks, I spent the afternoon with the...

I did thanks, I spent the afternoon with the family in the Blackpool Tower ballroom having afternoon tea and watching the world go by..
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2022, 20:40
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Les

Happy Birthday Les
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 26th May 2022, 20:22
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By sworks
I’ll turn up in something....

I’ll turn up in something....
Forum: Photography Corner 14th May 2022, 23:01
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By sworks
Awesome composition, lighting and focus as...

Awesome composition, lighting and focus as expected...
Forum: Technology Forum 14th May 2022, 22:58
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By sworks
What phone do you have? All phones give off an...

What phone do you have? All phones give off an underlying signal that can Ďtalkí to each other.. if you have an iPhone an Apple air tag works well, every time an iPhone is in range it pings a signal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2022, 07:01
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By sworks
Message sent to Michael

Message sent to Michael
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2022, 06:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,631
Posted By sworks
Hi Michael, I havenít been online in a while but...

Hi Michael, I havenít been online in a while but I received an email that youíd sent me a message but my inbox was full. PM on its way
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2022, 18:38
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By sworks
How did you know, unless you actively checked...

How did you know, unless you actively checked online.. Iím glad Iím not one of your neighbours, mines nosey enough looking out the window checking whoís coming and going without checking on my cars....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2022, 18:23
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By sworks
Unfortunately all breakdown companyís are just...

Unfortunately all breakdown companyís are just that, breakdown insurance to get you home and not there to diagnose a fault. Hope the V8 is sorted soon Bob.
Forum: Items Wanted 14th April 2022, 19:47
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By sworks
1800 non turbo hose kit (prt)

Looking for a Coolant hose set for the 2005 1800 non turbo if anybody has a spare set or breaking a car. It’s developed a leak from the metal coolant pipe so if I’m draining the coolant down now as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By sworks
A lot of newer cars have free wheeling pulleys...

A lot of newer cars have free wheeling pulleys and smart charge etc but none of the MGR products have this feature. New alternator time Iím guessing if the belts and tensioner are in good order
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2022, 20:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By sworks
You mean the general public for not buying the...

You mean the general public for not buying the product? My car was paid for after closure by the Phoenix four and I absolutely love it. Without them Longbridge would of ceased to exist 5 years earlier
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2022, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By sworks
Those are the dealer manuals, the electrical one...

Those are the dealer manuals, the electrical one is laminated so you could draw on them with a felt tip then wipe them clean
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2022, 22:57
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Jeff

Happy Birthday Jeff
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2022, 20:59
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By sworks
We should try and get both TFís together at some...

We should try and get both TFís together at some point for a photo shoot
Forum: NAC & SAIC 13th March 2022, 09:38
Replies: 24
Views: 2,684
Posted By sworks
Iím looking to go EV next as Iím due to change...

Iím looking to go EV next as Iím due to change the main car later this year and I canít get my head round the cell balancing when charged to 100%. I work with another manufacturer and cell balancing...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2022, 09:29
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By sworks
Weíve had a Paceman from new and last year I...

Weíve had a Paceman from new and last year I bought an absolutely gorgeous Mini Cooper convertible in Interchange yellow. I absolutely loved it but it developed two problems and the selling dealer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 21:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By sworks
I believe it was the dlc connector that had been...

I believe it was the dlc connector that had been modified, and If memory serves me correct more than one T4 was connected.....
Forum: Photography Corner 5th March 2022, 20:44
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By sworks
Sunspot TF

My new to me MG TF in Sunspot, just a quick phone shot but looking pretty nice now the weather is getting nicer. Alpine audio install also started....
...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2022, 19:05
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By sworks
Because nobody wanted to save it......

Because nobody wanted to save it......
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 22nd February 2022, 20:13
Replies: 39
Views: 7,526
Posted By sworks
That would be good, I think weíre all ready for a...

That would be good, I think weíre all ready for a long overdue get together :bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 20th February 2022, 19:31
Replies: 39
Views: 7,526
Posted By sworks
Any word of a meet happening this year?

Any word of a meet happening this year?
Forum: Discussion 20th February 2022, 18:35
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By sworks
Pretty much, but I prefer the term Ďclassicí to...

Pretty much, but I prefer the term Ďclassicí to scrap :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2022, 18:21
Replies: 39
Views: 2,653
Posted By sworks
Glad thereís no harm done Steve it could of been...

Glad thereís no harm done Steve it could of been a lot worse. This is a common problem with the Fiat 500ís
Forum: Items Wanted 12th February 2022, 22:03
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By sworks
If my TF handles break like my R8 handles Iím...

If my TF handles break like my R8 handles Iím blaming you :D
Forum: Items Wanted 12th February 2022, 15:30
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By sworks
MK 2 gear knob

My Father in Laws 75 needs a new gear knob. It’s an interesting car that is an 05 classic registered 1 week before closure but it had the Light Oak wooden gear knob fitted as an option which has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 15:20
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By sworks
Iím in a few as my TF knowledge has gone a bit...

Iím in a few as my TF knowledge has gone a bit rusty.... Iíve a few jobs to do but itís been pouring down since it arrived so itís not even been cleaned yet!
Forum: Social Forum 8th February 2022, 20:44
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By sworks
Not bad tv, thereís lots that are worse.....

Not bad tv, thereís lots that are worse.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2022, 14:45
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By sworks
Thereís a few things I need to do to make it...

Thereís a few things I need to do to make it perfect, it has too much sideways movement in the gear lever, but Iím looking forward to the better weather. Which is the preferred club for the best...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2022, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By sworks
The car probably ran until he connected the...

The car probably ran until he connected the booster pack the wrong way and blew the main fuse. R8 cabs are getting very rare now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2022, 09:26
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By sworks
New car timeÖ.

A few may remember I added a rather nice Interchange Yellow MINI Cooper convertible to the fleet last year but I didnít bond with it, it developed a fault and so the dealer just took the car back...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By sworks
They charge for bulb and wiper blade fitting

They charge for bulb and wiper blade fitting
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:29
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By sworks
Twice today Iíve quoted your advice Andy...

Twice today Iíve quoted your advice Andy :bowdown: In my experience digital photos donít get viewed just stored. Actually holding a photo in your hand and remembering the event or reason behind it...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:25
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday David

Happy Birthday David
Forum: Social Forum 23rd January 2022, 10:22
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By sworks
Some newer cars have speed dependant headlights...

Some newer cars have speed dependant headlights where the beam is shorter round town then extends further forward at speed automatically as it’s deemed that at speed your more likely to be on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 18:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By sworks
If you can get some soapy water in a spray bottle...

If you can get some soapy water in a spray bottle and spray around the valve then give it a wiggle whilst looking for bubbles providing itís a rubber valve.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 12:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By sworks
Generally with gradual air loss if thereís no...

Generally with gradual air loss if thereís no puncture it can only be a few things. The valve, is the core tight? You say there were no bubbles when submerged, did you apply movement to the valve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 18:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By sworks
My mini cooper S was with Adrian Flux for over 20...

My mini cooper S was with Adrian Flux for over 20 years until they massively under valued it. I switched to Footman James and they were very good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By sworks
Good news Bob, got to keep those yellows going

Good news Bob, got to keep those yellows going
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2022, 23:31
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By sworks
The club has access to the build data, if you...

The club has access to the build data, if you message Paul (Reebs) he can let you know the info you need. Paul recently helped with the info on a TF for me.
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2022, 20:20
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By sworks
Talking of Michael Caine momentoís. I have a very...

Talking of Michael Caine momentoís. I have a very nice framed photo of Michael Caine and Noel Coward from the scene in the Italian Job where ĎCharlieí breaks into Mr Bridgerís toilet. Accompanied by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By sworks
Yep, the filter is integrated into the rubber...

Yep, the filter is integrated into the rubber seal between the bottle and pump. Once cleaned and refitted donít use too much screen wash ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 10:43
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By sworks
I love these Ďnever trust a main dealerí...

I love these Ďnever trust a main dealerí stories.... I wouldnít like to guess how much as a percentage the factual technical data posted on this site in the early days original came from people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2022, 14:55
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
Any EV trained tech can work on any EV car, the...

Any EV trained tech can work on any EV car, the problem being education and training. Main dealers have to do this to fall in line with manufacturer standards. Many independents are now also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2022, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By sworks
Values of sought after cars of any make have...

Values of sought after cars of any make have pretty much been thrown out the window. If itís the car for you then the value is almost irrelevant.
I sold an MG TF around 7 years ago and Iím on the...
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd January 2022, 10:43
Replies: 182
Views: 13,333
Posted By sworks
Can I be a Ďpossibleí not sure which car I will...

Can I be a Ďpossibleí not sure which car I will be using.....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2022, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By sworks
It can be difficult to see, some cars have the...

It can be difficult to see, some cars have the pipe ‘closed’ and once the vac pipe is replaced it’s impossible to know. Other bypass parts look exactly like the egr but is blanked where the...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 30th December 2021, 22:35
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
Iíll get in touch after Ive placed an order....

Iíll get in touch after Ive placed an order. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 29th December 2021, 20:34
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
I often have the use of the local Hyundai dealers...

I often have the use of the local Hyundai dealers Ioniq5 and itís an amazing piece of kit. Iím not sure the budget will stretch to one but we will have to see, that and can I live with no home...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 28th December 2021, 20:30
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
Wow, 12 months already. Iím looking to change the...

Wow, 12 months already. Iím looking to change the ioniq HEV in 2022 and seeing the Ioniq5 is probably out of reach iíve been looking at the new long range ZS. I need to have a re read through this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 16:35
Replies: 71
Views: 5,231
Posted By sworks
So sorry to read this, thinking of you at this...

So sorry to read this, thinking of you at this sad time
Forum: Items Wanted 26th December 2021, 15:47
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By sworks
Maybe just as well, original surrounds havenít...

Maybe just as well, original surrounds havenít been available for years
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 12:51
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By sworks
Heat shields are now part of the MOT

Heat shields are now part of the MOT
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By sworks
It was ok, not brilliant. Iíve always been a fan...

It was ok, not brilliant. Iíve always been a fan but I think itís coming to an end and maybe time to bow out. Jeremy Clarksonís farm programme was one of the best tv shows Iíve seen in ages. but I...
Forum: Social Forum 19th December 2021, 12:43
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Bob

Happy Birthday Bob
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2021, 11:42
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Paul

Happy Birthday Paul
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 16:49
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By sworks
Neither should politics but here we are........

Neither should politics but here we are........
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2021, 16:43
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By sworks
Thereís lots of talk about EVís being over...

Thereís lots of talk about EVís being over priced. A quick check online showís that a 75 at £22,000 in 2004 would be the equivalent of around £34,542 in 2020
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 17:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,752
Posted By sworks
I set out to post but in the end I just couldnít...

I set out to post but in the end I just couldnít be bothered and deleted what I posted before I hit submit.......
Forum: Social Forum 12th December 2021, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By sworks
I’m guessing you didn’t watch today’s race? I...

I’m guessing you didn’t watch today’s race? I used to be a huge speedway fan and disagree about the first corner, absolutely on the edge racing for four laps. Absolutely love darts though and looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 12:10
Replies: 38
Views: 3,238
Posted By sworks
There is profit in parts, the garage will buy at...

There is profit in parts, the garage will buy at trade and sell at retail but itís not a huge amount, itís all about managing warranty and fitting parts they are happy to fit.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 20:45
Replies: 38
Views: 3,238
Posted By sworks
Nothing to do with mark up on parts, would you go...

Nothing to do with mark up on parts, would you go to a restaurant and take your own food for the chef to cook?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,398
Posted By sworks
C Tec chargers are pretty much the go to charger...

C Tec chargers are pretty much the go to charger for long term use....

This reminds me of an incident many many many years ago. A colleague was refitting a cylinder head on a Rover 800 after doing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:28
Replies: 38
Views: 3,238
Posted By sworks
The problem with customer supplied parts is that...

The problem with customer supplied parts is that the garage has no idea of quality and so canít warrant their work. If the garage supplies and fits the parts the full warranty is with them, supplied...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 3,238
Posted By sworks
Potentially too much trouble for the cost of the...

Potentially too much trouble for the cost of the job. The last brake pipe I fitted to a 75/ZT when loosening the pipe the flexi ferrule corroded away to nothing which also needed replaced. Passenger...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 08:25
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday mate

Happy Birthday mate
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 08:23
Replies: 182
Views: 17,836
Posted By sworks
So very sorry to read this Andy, I was only lucky...

So very sorry to read this Andy, I was only lucky enough to meet Debs the once but she absolutely lit up the room with her energy and personality. Thinking of you all today mate, take care..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 10:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By sworks
Hereís the club shop email address ...

Hereís the club shop email address shop@the75andztclub.co.uk
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:27
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
There are quite a few untruths regarding EV cars...

There are quite a few untruths regarding EV cars that get banded about but Iíd say try one? I currently have an ioniq hybrid which has a 240 volt battery and a petrol engine and next year iím looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:18
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
It can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but...

It can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but 360 to 400 seem to be the ball park figure. However, as Simon says the MG ZS is around 450 and the newly launched IONIQ5 is 800. With the correct dc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 09:11
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
Small enough to be difficult to measure in terms...

Small enough to be difficult to measure in terms of range use
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 22:54
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
Not true ;)

Not true ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 22:54
Replies: 190
Views: 10,908
Posted By sworks
The only thing to affect the range is the cabin...

The only thing to affect the range is the cabin heater, lights, wiper, heated seats etc etc won’t as they aren’t powered by the high voltage battery. The obvious thing to do in winter is to pre heat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 21:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By sworks
The reality is that however much we like these...

The reality is that however much we like these cars as they get older itís all about keeping them going to the best of our ability. The front drop links on my car lasted 14 years, the replacement 14...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By sworks
From a manufacturing point of view they have to...

From a manufacturing point of view they have to move forward with technology or they will be left behind other manufacturers . From a tech point of view they are becoming incredibly difficult to fix...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By sworks
I’ve not read the article but the way I...

I’ve not read the article but the way I understood it was that the app side went down but the cars weren’t stranded as there was another means of entering? My Ioniq has remote opening via an app but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2021, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 6,814
Posted By sworks
The old girl still scrubs up rather well......

The old girl still scrubs up rather well......
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By sworks
Happy belated Birthday

Happy belated Birthday
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 16:55
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By sworks
It was parked at Longbridge last time I was there...

It was parked at Longbridge last time I was there about 3 years ago. I believe it was used originally for driving Ďguestsí to and from the plant.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By sworks
Another vote for the Payen BW750, I use these...

Another vote for the Payen BW750, I use these even if the liner heights are ok.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2021, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By sworks
Good to hear the car is back on the road, Terry...

Good to hear the car is back on the road, Terry is an absolute legend! Iíve not had the privilege to speak to either of you for a while but looking forward to it at the next opportunity
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 09:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By sworks
I think with regards to future classics we are...

I think with regards to future classics we are limited now even with ICE variants. There will be some stand out cars like the 595 Abarth, Yaris GR, John Cooper works etc that will evolve into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 21:48
Replies: 12
Views: 2,059
Posted By sworks
Iíd also be checking that the pad lining hasnít...

Iíd also be checking that the pad lining hasnít detached from the backing
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By sworks
As advisories they wonít affect the retest other...

As advisories they wonít affect the retest other than staying as advisories but something you need to think about having rectified
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 25th September 2021, 10:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By sworks
It is quite a nice area ;)

It is quite a nice area ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 19:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By sworks
Absolutely the best piece of advice so far, you...

Absolutely the best piece of advice so far, you need to be in control of what you are checking.
I use a meter a lot at work and have three. A Fluke I purchased around 28 years ago for basic voltage...
Forum: Social Forum 18th September 2021, 18:34
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By sworks
I desperately wanted a C5 when I was younger,...

I desperately wanted a C5 when I was younger, still do now. An absolute genius that was way ahead of his time!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2021, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By sworks
Thanks Paul thatís good to know for the future, I...

Thanks Paul thatís good to know for the future, I bowed out of purchasing the one I had in mind due to a few MOT issues I wasnít happy with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 19:40
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By sworks
Thanks Paul, itís not a 75 or ZT but a TF. Iím...

Thanks Paul, itís not a 75 or ZT but a TF. Iím guessing the club records just hold info for this marque?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By sworks
I did see a link on a google search for something...

I did see a link on a google search for something similar and it requested that I joined the MG owners club first so thatís maybe the case.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By sworks
Build data?

Did the website Ďmg-rover.infoí ever recover or move to another site or was it removed? Looking at buying another car and Iíd be interested in checking the build data.
Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2021, 20:39
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By sworks
I watched this and annoyed Mrs sworks by...

I watched this and annoyed Mrs sworks by disagreeing at the tv as it went on……. There’s a lot of inaccuracies regarding the K series in my opinion
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 20:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,674
Posted By sworks
Not true, the mot is still minimum standard of...

Not true, the mot is still minimum standard of roadworthiness
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2021, 12:41
Replies: 63
Views: 5,247
Posted By sworks
I must be in the minority, I absolutely love my...

I must be in the minority, I absolutely love my 75 and it is looked after with no expense spared but it’s a 16 year old car and it drives that way. The tech in its day was pretty good thanks to BMW...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2021, 18:51
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By sworks
I appreciate that, I use mine daily so I need...

I appreciate that, I use mine daily so I need accuracy and good build quality
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2021, 23:18
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By sworks
I use Snap On 1/2Ē and 3/8 digital torque...

I use Snap On 1/2Ē and 3/8 digital torque wrenches. They beep, vibrate and also do angles. Amazing pieces of kit but not cheap at around £1000 for the pair
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 21:42
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By sworks
Ive seen this already

Ive seen this already
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 21:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By sworks
It is quite common with older cars for the pipes...

It is quite common with older cars for the pipes to go whilst on the rollers. The steel pipe on my coupe didnít even look that corroded and if it could of been seen wouldnít of even been an advise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 21:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By sworks
My coupe did the same, brake pipes seemed fine...

My coupe did the same, brake pipes seemed fine but once on the rollers the pressure can be more concentrated than normal use, when on the road as you slow down you use less pressure. Mine was the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2021, 22:41
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By sworks
New car....

Long story condensed... I had a gorgeous Trophy Yellow TF and spotted an equally gorgeous R8 coupe Tomcat so sold the TF and regretted it the moment it drove away! Ran the Tomcat and missed...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2021, 23:09
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Mike, take care

Sorry to read this Mike, take care
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2021, 23:07
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By sworks
The Olympics is just the warm up for the main...

The Olympics is just the warm up for the main event, the Paralympics
Forum: NAC & SAIC 10th August 2021, 23:03
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
I only have experience of Hyundai EVís and they...

I only have experience of Hyundai EVís and they are just plug and play no balancing, there is cell balancing going on in the background but not whilst charging. On another not Cumbria finally has an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 22:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,282
Posted By sworks
This is correct, itís just how the wording is on...

This is correct, itís just how the wording is on the certificate.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 8th August 2021, 20:06
Replies: 39
Views: 7,526
Posted By sworks
Houghton hall garden centre Carlisle or Lowther...

Houghton hall garden centre Carlisle or Lowther castle Penrith maybe? Iíve not been to either just suggestions
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2021, 09:41
Replies: 35
Views: 2,282
Posted By sworks
As Phil says above. On the MOT system there are...

As Phil says above. On the MOT system there are two boxes for tread 1.6 and 1.0 limits so they may of just ticked the wrong box. The edge of the tyre isnít classed as part of the tread as itís not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 22:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By sworks
Congratulations to you all

Congratulations to you all
Forum: Social Forum 1st August 2021, 09:21
Replies: 33
Views: 2,470
Posted By sworks
As well as the 75 we have these three....

As well as the 75 we have these three. Desperately want another convertible after selling the Tomcat but canít decide between another TF or a MINI
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2021, 23:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By sworks
I upgraded earlier this year, I went from 55Ē to...

I upgraded earlier this year, I went from 55Ē to 65Ē and itís a brilliant piece of kit. HD is a must but most channels are now available in HD format. We live in a house thatís just over 100 years...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 21st July 2021, 00:25
Replies: 39
Views: 7,526
Posted By sworks
It wouldnít be the first time a Tomcat had...

It wouldnít be the first time a Tomcat had attended the Gretna meet ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2021, 16:09
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By sworks
I suppose they owned mine, at least they bought...

I suppose they owned mine, at least they bought it off the receivers after closure so they could still donate it to the air ambulance service......

In reality any cars they were seen in will of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2021, 20:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By sworks
I have the premium grille but no sunroof or...

I have the premium grille but no sunroof or traction control. Just as well Iím more a Tag Heuer fan than Rolex :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2021, 17:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By sworks
SIMPLY THE ROLEX OF ROVER 75 TOURER EVER...

SIMPLY THE ROLEX OF ROVER 75 TOURER EVER PRODUCED!! THIS UNIQUE EXQUISITE VEHICLE REALLY HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED!!

Looks nice but not 12k nice, I think I’d still prefer my tourer....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 09:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By sworks
Tyres are generally around 7mm from new and being...

Tyres are generally around 7mm from new and being down to 5mm after 6,000 miles I’d say is acceptable. The difference between the 5mm and 4.6mm on the edge in my opinion is acceptable at .4mm as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 21:48
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By sworks
New rules unfortunately

New rules unfortunately
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Chris, some would argue the R8...

Sorry to read this Chris, some would argue the R8 cars were the best built cars to leave Longbridge. Donít be a stranger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 22:17
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By sworks
None of us are getting any younger and some of us...

None of us are getting any younger and some of us are getting er... larger. I welcome wider opening doors :}
As a side note, the new Nissan is actually rather nice
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2021, 08:10
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Russ :birthday:

Happy Birthday Russ :birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2021, 20:17
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By sworks
The ptc heater will use some voltage but not 30%....

The ptc heater will use some voltage but not 30%. The positive side is that the ptc heater gets up to temp very quickly and can then be turned off, not many people have their heater running full...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 15th June 2021, 22:16
Replies: 18
Views: 7,216
Posted By sworks
The Ioniq is brilliant. I know all about the...

The Ioniq is brilliant. I know all about the reset button, Iím a Hyundai tech ;)
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2021, 22:11
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By sworks
Hyundai have had the fuel cell ix35 for a few...

Hyundai have had the fuel cell ix35 for a few years now and also the newer NEXO
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2021, 14:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By sworks
Iíve watched 5 episodes since Friday evening,...

Iíve watched 5 episodes since Friday evening, absolutely brilliant tv
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By sworks
Another vote for NextBase

Another vote for NextBase
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 19:45
Replies: 31
Views: 2,436
Posted By sworks
Undertrays

Whoís still using them and whoís removed them?

I carried out some work on the 75 today and replaced discs and pads all round and changed the oil and filter. The under tray was only held on by 3...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2021, 07:04
Replies: 127
Views: 11,846
Posted By sworks
Wishing you a speedy recovery Richard

Wishing you a speedy recovery Richard
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2021, 07:06
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Phil

Happy Birthday Phil
Forum: Photography Corner 31st May 2021, 11:02
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By sworks
A few pictures of 'Marmite'

I had the camera out yesterday to do some car photography, click the link to show them all

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sworks/?
...
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2021, 23:25
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By sworks
Thank you all, itís much appreciated

Thank you all, itís much appreciated
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 13:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By sworks
When I did the model launch course in around 2003...

When I did the model launch course in around 2003 I think I’m certain it was 1800 only, that may of changed afterwards? Although a ‘factory’ option they were converted after the car was built iirc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 09:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By sworks
Iíve got the original MGR lpg course notes...

Iíve got the original MGR lpg course notes somewhere..... Iím fairly certain it was only a factory option on the 1800 though
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2021, 20:25
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By sworks
Saw the thread title and thought somebody had...

Saw the thread title and thought somebody had MOTíd my car :D
Forum: Photography Corner 4th May 2021, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By sworks
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: NAC & SAIC 3rd May 2021, 08:38
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
Whenever we have any checks done we get ďthat...

Whenever we have any checks done we get ďthat fuse box is really old you should get rewiredĒ Need to see if itís rated at 60A or 100A but itís well hidden and difficult to get to :duh: It would be...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 3rd May 2021, 07:26
Replies: 162
Views: 25,908
Posted By sworks
Good to see your enjoying the car, I changed our...

Good to see your enjoying the car, I changed our petrol auto ZS after about 8 months as I couldnít get a running issue fixed and any dealer that didnít supply it would not look at it. I changed it...
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd May 2021, 21:22
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By sworks
classic mini and Abarth shoot

I had the opportunity of an empty building before a refit starts tomorrow and a charged camera battery. The mini cooper and Abarth were cleaned and an enjoyable afternoon with the camera as it's been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 19:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By sworks
Pm sent ;)

Pm sent ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 22:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By sworks
This is the dealer supplied manual, came with...

This is the dealer supplied manual, came with markers that you could draw on the diagram then rub off. Got one somewhere in the garage I think
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2021, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By sworks
I wasnít that keen on it, would of been better as...

I wasnít that keen on it, would of been better as a standard P5
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 20th April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,797
Posted By sworks
Looking good mate

Looking good mate
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