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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 19:00
Replies: 8
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Views: 582
Posted By rab60bit
For me that looks the bees knees - wheels, lovely...

For me that looks the bees knees - wheels, lovely colour, condition***** (oops, closer look, is that a dink or rust on the rear wheel arch)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 09:24
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By rab60bit
KV6 sump plug

Oil change coming up, I stick to the OEM 15K recommendation and use semi- synthetic W10-40 and 'OEM' filters - this change is @ circa 171K. What are members' view on a magnetic sump plug upgrade....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By rab60bit
Ooh, must now tighten up my own security. Hope...

Ooh, must now tighten up my own security. Hope your pal finds it all in one piece but sadly there probably isn't much chance - what colour are we looking for?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2022, 11:26
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By rab60bit
Bit worrying. Suppose a trolley jack and a set of...

Bit worrying. Suppose a trolley jack and a set of skates would make a 'quiet' job of winding it onto a low back but even then it it isn't exactly a silent exercise. Our cars are supposed to be quite...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2022, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By rab60bit
That reads very much like the last MOT on my 2004...

That reads very much like the last MOT on my 2004 KV6 Contemporary SE manual saloon. The brake pipe comments are a safety get-out clause for the inspector ('cos they actually cannot fail if the pipes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2022, 16:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By rab60bit
Right, I stand corrected (but I was partially...

Right, I stand corrected (but I was partially right that the O2 sensors are on the second cat.). So the first cat is the smaller wire mesh (SS?) covered 'bulge' just aft of the two-into-one junction...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2022, 21:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By rab60bit
I'm not so sure there is a 'second' converter, if...

I'm not so sure there is a 'second' converter, if so perhaps someone who said there was can explain what the second one does? No point in putting pre and post oxygen sensors on the first cat if the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2022, 10:19
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By rab60bit
Can you tell me what "sports suspension' actually...

Can you tell me what "sports suspension' actually means. I've a 2004 Contemporary SE KV6 saloon manual with 17" Meteors (+ 225/45 boots) otherwise as it came out the factory door and I don't know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By rab60bit
Revert to a 17" wheel (someone here will confirm...

Revert to a 17" wheel (someone here will confirm this is OK for most models) and adopt a higher profile tyre ie /55 vs maybe /45, this will add to comfort and improved ground clearance. A 'modest'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 13:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By rab60bit
It seems to be an SE with Hi-line (for me that...

It seems to be an SE with Hi-line (for me that means it's fitted with Harmon Kardon) but the image (with the boot open) appears to show that the rear speaker assembly (which is a 'big black lump'...
Forum: Humour Corner 29th April 2022, 10:59
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By rab60bit
:D:D:clap::clap:

:D:D:clap::clap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 12:38
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By rab60bit
Nice to hear from you, hope you are C-19 free and...

Nice to hear from you, hope you are C-19 free and come out of the present terrible :eek: situation soon, safe and well. Changed my engine to semi-synthetic about 30K miles back. No timing chains on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 00:18
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks for the recommendations but what paint did...

Thanks for the recommendations but what paint did MGR use ie acrylic, cellulose....?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2022, 12:19
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By rab60bit
Replacement IPK

Rick, I'd like to reserve one for my project car. I'll PayPal the £95 deposit in the next 48 hours.
I'm absolutely in no real hurry but just want to be sure I can secure an upgrade (your fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2022, 11:51
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By rab60bit
I've a 2004 Contemporary SE 2.5 manual now @170k...

I've a 2004 Contemporary SE 2.5 manual now @170k miles. It's a two owner (me and one other) ex. Main Dealer (3900 mile/8 months) demonstrator. Early life regularly dealer/garage service record but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By rab60bit
There are 2x black for the rear box and 2x red...

There are 2x black for the rear box and 2x red for up near the cat. very similar x-section but the black version is thicker. I suspect the red compound is for the hotter end of the system...Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 20:00
Replies: 38
Views: 2,602
Posted By rab60bit
Did mine 3 years back and they've been fine ever...

Did mine 3 years back and they've been fine ever since. As you'll see from the Tech Bulletin, MGR replaced the plug (went from a 'large' yellow to a small/smaller yellow) at some point but I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 01:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,602
Posted By rab60bit
Sure you are aware this is a well reported issue...

Sure you are aware this is a well reported issue - lots of threads on here. I like to keep everything as OEM as possible on my cars so an easy, cheap and as far as I can tell permanent fix (if the...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 14th April 2022, 11:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By rab60bit
The handles are made of either a polished die...

The handles are made of either a polished die cast zinc (aka Zamak or Mazak) or brass alloy which is chrome plated (never stripped one down to find out) but pitting is a common issue depending on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 11:36
Replies: 38
Views: 2,602
Posted By rab60bit
As Simon mentioned, OEM front springs on our cars...

As Simon mentioned, OEM front springs on our cars seem to be an issue that most of us have to deal with and I'd expect to replace dampers on a maybe +100k/20 year old car. That pin in the rear hub...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2022, 16:40
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By rab60bit
I've asked a similar question but never got an...

I've asked a similar question but never got an answer and spent a lot of time during lockdown trying to source the bigger assembly (think its was 12mm). Components could prove impossible but would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 18:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By rab60bit
...and the winning brand was???

...and the winning brand was???
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2022, 17:24
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By rab60bit
You have a pm

You have a pm
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2022, 23:51
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By rab60bit
Help with part identification

There are a couple of transverse bracing straps about halfway along the exhaust system tunnel both attached to the underbody pan by 4 bolts (each). Anyone know if these are illustrated somewhere on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2022, 20:07
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By rab60bit
Any helpful pics. handy...

Been underneath my Contemporary SE 2.5 KV6 manual today refastening the long exhaust heat shield.
Looks like I've recently caught/crumpled a much smaller one that sits close to the transverse...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2022, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rab60bit
Yup, many thanks

Yup, many thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2022, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rab60bit
Memory is going...

I've very recently seen a post concerning the removal of the rear load compartment trim of a R75 Tourer. It was an older how-to (maybe by Trikey or Arctic) reposted but for the life of me I can't now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2022, 16:53
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By rab60bit
Use the A/C (if fitted) a couple of times a week....

Use the A/C (if fitted) a couple of times a week. Otherwise, before putting her away for the day/night try switching the ventilation system (whichever you have) to internal recirculation and leave it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2022, 12:34
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By rab60bit
Keep us posted, would like to know if/how you get...

Keep us posted, would like to know if/how you get it going again, good luck
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2022, 17:15
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By rab60bit
What does the sunroof crank look like please

What does the sunroof crank look like please
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2022, 11:21
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By rab60bit
Many thanks Steve, well done, your kit certainly...

Many thanks Steve, well done, your kit certainly fills the spare wheel well!
I failed to mention that I'd also fitted the plug/play DVD Mk4 drive/reader (with the latest available disc which I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2022, 11:58
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By rab60bit
Hi-line 16x9 bordmonitor upgrade

I fitted this a couple of years back and felt very pleased with myself!! I plan to fit the BM54 radio module and bluetooth when the weather improves and after I solve the remaining rainwater leaks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2022, 23:57
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By rab60bit
Are these specifically E39/46/54 items or are...

Are these specifically E39/46/54 items or are they across the range of BMW's of the era. Do you know if the colour variations (for our doors they seem to be white and grey and there is a yellow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2022, 15:20
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By rab60bit
Are any of the plugs you need on here, image...

Are any of the plugs you need on here, image taken from Rimmers website

86724

Most of them appear to be in stock
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2022, 13:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By rab60bit
Ah, Triumph T100/120?

Ah, Triumph T100/120?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2022, 13:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By rab60bit
What an absolute star, that's truly what this...

What an absolute star, that's truly what this Club is all about....
....and very best wishes with your ongoing treatment and recovery to full health.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 10:58
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rab60bit
White and grey both available from Rimmers (@...

White and grey both available from Rimmers (@ circa £2 each..) but OEM??.
Anyone know, apart from the colour, what the difference is? Doing a bit of door work a few weeks back and busted a couple in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2022, 14:29
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By rab60bit
Diamond cut (aka fine machine finish?) wasn't...

Diamond cut (aka fine machine finish?) wasn't around in 2004/5. Nearest R75/MG-ZT wheel hub design I could think of would have been 11-spoke.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 20th February 2022, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By rab60bit
The radio tuner multiplug is very vulnerable to...

The radio tuner multiplug is very vulnerable to the water that often accumulates in the wheel well *see numerous posts 'water in the boot'
For a start, remove/inspect/clean the tuner socket and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2022, 15:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By rab60bit
Spent a lot of search/wait time looking myself....

Spent a lot of search/wait time looking myself. If anyone comes up with a source please post - I think (maybe Trikey) told me they were 'available' from hydraulic/compressed air fittings specialists...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2022, 11:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By rab60bit
Wasn't there a Conny SE made only LHD that had...

Wasn't there a Conny SE made only LHD that had some subtle trim variations? Quite possible this badge found it's way onto a RHD on the production line..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2022, 17:49
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By rab60bit
I've recently (had) fitted Meyle HD. Definitely...

I've recently (had) fitted Meyle HD. Definitely not the cheapest but they were recommended on here and appeared to be very good quality. Time will tell and I've got a pair off DMGRS on 'standby'
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2022, 11:45
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By rab60bit
Parts etc.

I've always managed with Rimmers on-line documents (increasingly less helpful unless they still stock the part[s]) and a Haynes but is there a definitive source showing a complete vehicle parts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2022, 17:22
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By rab60bit
Doors

Had some fun this weekend replacing the N/S front door - sometimes its a breeze with the door liner etc., other times it's a real pig (especially if your on a tight departure schedule using the car...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th January 2022, 10:58
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By rab60bit
Clever stuff....

Clever stuff....
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2022, 18:24
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By rab60bit
Same here Simon. There are a lot more sham...

Same here Simon. There are a lot more sham off-roaders and other 4x4 style vehicles where the headlights are mounted higher (although still code legal), that's one reason.
Another is there appears...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2022, 13:14
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By rab60bit
Exhaust heat shields

Anyone know if the front (the long cat. back section) shield for the V6 is significantly different to the 1800 Turbo version - ie are they interchangeable and equally effective?
I still have the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 18:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By rab60bit
Martrim just happen to be about 20 miles south of...

Martrim just happen to be about 20 miles south of me down the M6. A few years ago my nephew in Switzerland was doing a (maiden) refurbish of an early series Land Rover he'd had given to him by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By rab60bit
A couple of years back I returned what Rimmers...

A couple of years back I returned what Rimmers supplied because they are different to the 'font' style originally fitted to the R75 (which are NLA); they do still occasionally come up for sale on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 13:58
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By rab60bit
That's a funny way of attracting new business,...

That's a funny way of attracting new business, particularly if it's specialist/niche customers you're targeting. Maybe they've caught a 'classic' cold or it's just too risky for underwriters.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 16:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By rab60bit
I've not looked into Classic vehicle cover as my...

I've not looked into Classic vehicle cover as my current comprehensive with Esure is quite reasonable (> £200).
My question however is does qualification for 'Classic' status depend on the actual...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By rab60bit
Tried that (and reconnected all related cables),...

Tried that (and reconnected all related cables), sorry should have mentioned in the OP
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2022, 11:53
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By rab60bit
IT question

I'm having issues with video items playing on things like Facebook.
The preview stills are sometimes slow to load, especially when scrolling but even more frustrating is that prior to running, the...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2022, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By rab60bit
Sounds like a recipe for an increase in lower...

Sounds like a recipe for an increase in lower back damage to me
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2021, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By rab60bit
Just to add that I think that what McRob is...

Just to add that I think that what McRob is referring to by "..the seal around the rear window.." is the adhesive 'sealant' that actually sticks (bonds) the glass to the metal frame (the rear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 19:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By rab60bit
The wet under the rear seat/footwells has most...

The wet under the rear seat/footwells has most probably sloshed there from the water that has [usually] collected in the wing recesses immediately below the back of rear light clusters (if it hasn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 01:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By rab60bit
Wot he said. Multitude of leak points and how...

Wot he said. Multitude of leak points and how to's that fix them. There are some novel suggestions as to how to find these damn leaks, depends, but I'd suggest you work through the 4-5 most common...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 16:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,588
Posted By rab60bit
Got some Mehle drop links off them a couple of...

Got some Mehle drop links off them a couple of weeks ago. Delivery isn't exactly 'instant', mine took around 5 'real' days transit. What is not great is their communication/tracking - all seemed in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2021, 18:10
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By rab60bit
Bit of assistance.....

Anyone with a 2004 Contemporary SE 2.5/V6 manual saloon (preferably built during Q1-2). My vehicle left the factory in April but the suspension detail label is illegible, can you let me have a pic....
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2021, 23:03
Replies: 130
Views: 9,078
Posted By rab60bit
Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 is used in...

Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 is used in the current Highway Code. Rule 145 states:

“You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 15:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rab60bit
Had the Mehle drop links and replacement O/S...

Had the Mehle drop links and replacement O/S strut fitted this am and it got through the re-test OK this afternoon.
The N/S drop link lower joint was the culprit, it wasn't as bad as the tester's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By rab60bit
The wing panel I removed appeared 'original' and...

The wing panel I removed appeared 'original' and undisturbed. I didn't find any foam/plastic sheath at the rear vertical joint. Mine is a facelift, do you think this might have been a PPD delete?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By rab60bit
Star.....:clap:

Star.....:clap:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2021, 17:25
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By rab60bit
Steve, Pic #2 far left - clip on the wheel arch...

Steve,
Pic #2 far left - clip on the wheel arch liner, they are about as durable as a chocolate poker.
My question, are these available anywhere or is there a recommended alternative and, are they...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 2nd December 2021, 22:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By rab60bit
I only spotted this new date this morning but I...

I only spotted this new date this morning but I couldn't make it tonight.
I'm looking forward to January now it's a regular Thursday date.
Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 20:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By rab60bit
Important to know if you have an OEM shape (aka...

Important to know if you have an OEM shape (aka 'clamshell') or an aftermarket oval pattern back box; I'm pretty sure the straps under discussion (which are in two halves - the upper has the hanger...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 20:59
Replies: 182
Views: 17,836
Posted By rab60bit
What a very moving, poignant post; a strong...

What a very moving, poignant post; a strong loving family group. My deepest condolences to everyone.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 17:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By rab60bit
Steve, as usual you have trodden the path. Yes...

Steve, as usual you have trodden the path.
Yes it's exactly those two washers so it appears to be a normal factory practice; there was a comment (#2) by McAfee added to your original post that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 11:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By rab60bit
Panel replacement

I've just replaced a damaged O/S/F wing on my Contemporary saloon and believe the one I removed was the original. There are 4x 5mm(?) hex. head fasteners spaced along the engine bay top gutter, these...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 18:02
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By rab60bit
A new series of Dalgliesh has recently concluded...

A new series of Dalgliesh has recently concluded on ITV but I've also been watching the replays of the old (Martin Shaw) Dalgliesh on Drama (Ch21, never saw it when originally aired about 10 years...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 14:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rab60bit
I'll have a look and report back

I'll have a look and report back
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 13:53
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By rab60bit
Get the pukka rubber jobs (I got mine from...

Get the pukka rubber jobs (I got mine from Rimmers). My new clamshell (off DMGRS) and new hanger bracket of e-bay (apparently genuine MGR but made of flat galvanised steel rather than the pressed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 13:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks for the responses, I've ordered a pair of...

Thanks for the responses, I've ordered a pair of Mehle HD - with VAT and the carriage etc. they come to me at £24 each.
Please note I updated my original post (regarding the 'life' from this last...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 16:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rab60bit
Drop links

N/S front MOT failure today. Pair bought off DMGRS in December 2016 and driven approx. 20K. Tester comment "Anti-rollbar linkage ball joint likely to become detached".
I know Lemforder have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By rab60bit
Headlight halogen H9

Anyone found a quality H9 lamp with a whiter light than the standard 65W that's generally available, something around 4K to closely match my standard Xenon burners would appear to be about right. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 20:55
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By rab60bit
There has been a how-to on re-fastening the motor...

There has been a how-to on re-fastening the motor ball joint adjuster/actuator but I'm having a problem finding it.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 17:42
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By rab60bit
Yup. Bought my Thruxton new in 1966, fresh from...

Yup. Bought my Thruxton new in 1966, fresh from the factory price with a local dealership - £399 (come to think it might have been £299 and the engine number was VMT399, old age showing itself) on...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 00:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By rab60bit
I had a 650SS with featherbed frame, can't recall...

I had a 650SS with featherbed frame, can't recall the reg. number but it was from some of the final production to come out of Nortons Bracebridge Street works. Traditional Norton black and silver,...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By rab60bit
Now you've gone off thread reservation - electric...

Now you've gone off thread reservation - electric start, all you could strain was a thumb:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 15:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By rab60bit
Now your talking a real kickback from my Thruxton...

Now your talking a real kickback from my Thruxton if you didn't get the piston in the right place before the compression stroke on the kick-start; and the 500 BSA Gold Star would give you a nice...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 15:28
Replies: 34
Views: 2,679
Posted By rab60bit
Just paid a little under £180 for an 'OEM'...

Just paid a little under £180 for an 'OEM' intermediate exhaust section and clamp, cheap!!:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 23:14
Replies: 34
Views: 2,679
Posted By rab60bit
We think our cars are expensive...

We visited a friend this morning and over coffee mentioned her brake warning light had come on during a recent journey - it's a Porsche Macan 3L petrol job which she's had from new in 2018 and it's...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 19:46
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By rab60bit
You're right to first suspect the substrate. ...

You're right to first suspect the substrate.
Most 'old' slabs need to be physically or chemically scoured and then sealed before painting (and good paint is nearly always two-part chemical...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 19:25
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By rab60bit
It seems a bit odd that a V6 SE HiLine spec....

It seems a bit odd that a V6 SE HiLine spec. vehicle wasn't fitted with two-tones as 'standard' if, as is confirmed, any coming out of the factory only had pukka plugs anyway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By rab60bit
Thanks. It's a Contemporary SE HiLine saloon with...

Thanks. It's a Contemporary SE HiLine saloon with more or less every bell and whistle so I think twin-tone horns were 'standard' fit - maybe someone could clarify.
The existing link loom looks OEM...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By rab60bit
Horn issue

MOT due (first test date as of today!!) and the horn has virtually packed up.
I've a 2004 Contemporary SE with OEM twin tones (MGR by then were wiring the trumpets with a pair of blade connectors...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rab60bit
If you mean the self cutting nuts (that fasten...

If you mean the self cutting nuts (that fasten the two outer plastic lugs on the Mk2 plinth) Rimmer Bros. stock them (DYH100840 @ £0.90 each)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 20:41
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By rab60bit
If it's of any help I put the spring onto my...

If it's of any help I put the spring onto my Rimmers Bros. 'wish list' some time ago, taken from the R75 pedal box page (I think that page eventually got removed) and it's the same part number that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 17:38
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By rab60bit
Post cat O2 sensor lead socket

Spotted the lead hanging in the breeze today. Looks like it was 'disturbed' when the new back box was fitted recently; the two body mounted cable clips are OK but the integral plug hanger clip is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 12:44
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By rab60bit
You have a PM

You have a PM
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2021, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By rab60bit
A visit to Tom Hobbs in Leeds is an even better...

A visit to Tom Hobbs in Leeds is an even better option. I know it's not DIY'ish (and I can't recall if his panel repair includes the trim holes section too) but from all accounts you get a 1st class...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 26th October 2021, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By rab60bit
Simples, now why didn't I think that one...

Simples, now why didn't I think that one through:shrug:...thanks:bowdown:
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 24th October 2021, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By rab60bit
Can you recall which cover you salvaged these...

Can you recall which cover you salvaged these from?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 22:49
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By rab60bit
Rear light cluster corrosion

Been getting bulb failure warnings (N/S rear fog light was first). After a quick look I've found the galvanised hard track terminal tags in the bulb holder are rusted and other bulbs are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 17:46
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By rab60bit
Presume you mean the wheel bolts (screws). Fancy...

Presume you mean the wheel bolts (screws). Fancy going tooled-up for that (8 out of 10 of us have issues getting the damned things off when we actually need to) but what an absolute...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 17:31
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By rab60bit
Not 100% certain but I think they both work off...

Not 100% certain but I think they both work off the rear O/S sensor but it's more likely you probably have a reluctor ring fault which means a replacement rear wheel bearing assembly. Have a search...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2021, 19:47
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By rab60bit
A/C clutch?

I have ACC on my 2004 Contemporary SE and replaced the condensor last year during lockdown. All seems well except, with the A/C switched 'on', there is a distinctive background 'whir' that disappears...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2021, 16:49
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By rab60bit
I think I'm correct in stating that originally...

I think I'm correct in stating that originally there was only a front level sensor (hope someone else can confirm this fact), the rear unit was added to later models, sorry don't have any cut-in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2021, 18:17
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By rab60bit
Steve, the main loom plug is attached to the...

Steve, the main loom plug is attached to the inner arch by a plastic (PVC?) push-on clip/bracket.
1. Is there an easy way to detach the clip/bracket without wrecking it?
2. Have you found a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2021, 13:35
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rab60bit
I think this was a PPD modification

I think this was a PPD modification
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 4th October 2021, 17:39
Replies: 23
Views: 3,108
Posted By rab60bit
Really sorry but I'm unable to get there...

Really sorry but I'm unable to get there tomorrow.
My problem is that from September to April I have another recurring meeting first Tuesday each month, it regularly attracts 50-60 attendees. I know...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2021, 22:00
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By rab60bit
:eek::mad::mad::rant:

:eek::mad::mad::rant:
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 30th September 2021, 18:34
Replies: 23
Views: 3,108
Posted By rab60bit
I'm going to have a go at getting there for my...

I'm going to have a go at getting there for my maiden meeting. Do we partake a meal too?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 17:12
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By rab60bit
If you have an aftermarket (usually an oval...

If you have an aftermarket (usually an oval shaped silencer body) back box then I had little luck using the internet but they must be available since many buy aftermarket boxes because of the lower...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2021, 15:52
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By rab60bit
I had a new regular screen fitted 8 or so months...

I had a new regular screen fitted 8 or so months back. It was spot on for size and spec. (manufactured by Pilkington) - it came 'bare' so the auto-dimming rear view assembly was removed from the old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 18:41
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By rab60bit
There's a separate 3-wire jumper loom on the O/S...

There's a separate 3-wire jumper loom on the O/S of the rear of the engine compartment (ie not part of another loom) in that area which connects (maybe) that plug to the Xenon level sensor down near...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 13:21
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By rab60bit
Rimmers

As of yesterday they advised there are issues with the website.
Today they have special promotion flash sale (10% off everything, more or less) but the website is down so can't find parts/get part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 19:18
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By rab60bit
I understood that the higher (maybe it should be...

I understood that the higher (maybe it should be called optimum) charge on these batteries can be maintained over many charge cycles meantime delivering a fairly constant, high amperage (output). The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 15:23
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By rab60bit
A spent battery is just that, it fails to hold a...

A spent battery is just that, it fails to hold a significant charge and is thus useless in your proposed solution for domestic stand-by 're-purposing'.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2021, 10:37
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By rab60bit
That is just the day to day running, convenience...

That is just the day to day running, convenience and maintenance aspects.
I may have some numbers wrong but I recently read a rather sobering clutch of statistics.
The annual fuel costs for US...
Forum: Social Forum 13th September 2021, 22:00
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By rab60bit
Know the cafe well - great spot to watch the...

Know the cafe well - great spot to watch the climb sprint. If the R75 had black goo around the rear window trim (you might have noticed) I see it regularly at our local 'super' M&S store in Wilmslow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By rab60bit
When the tube disintegrates the underside spigot...

When the tube disintegrates the underside spigot on the airbox (that the tube is clamped to) is exposed to the elements so over time debris can be found sitting inside the airbox chamber - you just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2021, 12:50
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By rab60bit
Had exactly the same issue about 4 years ago with...

Had exactly the same issue about 4 years ago with a pair of 'genuine' struts from DMGRS (one of which failed [leaked] in less than 24 months/maybe 8K).
The pressed profile of the strut spring...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2021, 12:59
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By rab60bit
Ah, out of stock. Been there done that with...

Ah, out of stock. Been there done that with Rimmers on other less expensive items, frustrating.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 18:39
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By rab60bit
Did the thermostat and all the belts, pulleys...

Did the thermostat and all the belts, pulleys etc. myself not long after I got her with 118K (and plenty of past dealership invoices/history). Engine in situ. no special tools just worked my way...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 18:27
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By rab60bit
Looks lovely and the solid colour I've always...

Looks lovely and the solid colour I've always thought was the best of the brand. Seems in good condition with lots of options goodies and (by the looks of them) personal line seats and with that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 17:57
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By rab60bit
Try and get a used one in good nick, they are...

Try and get a used one in good nick, they are available as I got two (but need both, sorry). Alternative is a new one from Rimmers, not cheap but they do appear to be OEM
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 17:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By rab60bit
Very nice, think I saw this advertised recently....

Very nice, think I saw this advertised recently. To do list isn't too bad really (except for the potential of the engine warning light maybe) but a Moonshine full respray, wow....your missus is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 13:16
Replies: 31
Views: 2,574
Posted By rab60bit
"Pay's yer money, takes yer chance". Given an...

"Pay's yer money, takes yer chance". Given an alternative outcome, no doubt our unlucky grifter would have been smiling all over his face with gratis £500 in his pocket - and no doubt warming to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2021, 17:06
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By rab60bit
Hi David, Appears to be German manufacture...

Hi David,
Appears to be German manufacture ('Powerfix Profi+' sub-brand made for Lidl and others I would think - Deiderichs Gmbh, Wuppertal) VPS/GA approved.
Two unit range - 28-210Nm and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2021, 19:01
Replies: 29
Views: 2,068
Posted By rab60bit
On the recommendation of a regular poster member...

On the recommendation of a regular poster member I purchased one 2-3 years back from Lidl - blown plastic case, extension bar and 3 sockets included. Good quality although I haven't tried to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2021, 20:08
Replies: 45
Views: 5,624
Posted By rab60bit
Wow, what a disaster. Take it easy and get well...

Wow, what a disaster. Take it easy and get well soon.
Best wishes
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2021, 12:54
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By rab60bit
Let me know if you find wheel/tyre standard fits...

Let me know if you find wheel/tyre standard fits for V6 and 17" wheels? I have Meteor option 17" (with 225/45 tyres) on both the Mk2 Tourer and saloon but the handbook only has 17" on 1.8 and 1.8T...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 12:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By rab60bit
Rubber degradation - cracking issues due to road...

Rubber degradation - cracking issues due to road contamination, sunlight exposure/UV and irregular use/dry storage are the usual culprits. Avons aren't what they used to be (but then they are not...
Forum: Social Forum 27th August 2021, 12:13
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By rab60bit
These things are generally very simple - it's...

These things are generally very simple - it's probably what's called a gate valve. I'd suggest the screw on the front is a stop & retainer for the tap barrel when it's rotated to open/close the water...
Forum: Social Forum 24th August 2021, 12:21
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By rab60bit
Just posted on another thread on here "Had a...

Just posted on another thread on here
"Had a quick look at the UKGov site. England, Scotland and Welsh oriented owners can pretty well put anything in terms of flag and national abbreviation and LH...
Forum: V8 Forum 24th August 2021, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By rab60bit
Had a quick look at the UKGov site. England,...

Had a quick look at the UKGov site. England, Scotland and Welsh oriented owners can pretty well put anything in terms of flag and national abbreviation and LH side stripe colour on the reg. plate but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2021, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By rab60bit
Brake discs are made of centrifugally cast iron...

Brake discs are made of centrifugally cast iron so will start to corrode immediately any air (the air we breath contains some degree of moisture) comes into contact; machined cast iron will show...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 14:58
Replies: 45
Views: 5,624
Posted By rab60bit
Sure it's all about our cars. I wasn't at all...

Sure it's all about our cars. I wasn't at all involved in the thread in question - "Prescription charges" - but it was going on over in the Social Forum....and as a member, our revered Moderator (and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 10:44
Replies: 45
Views: 5,624
Posted By rab60bit
I posted a commiseration (#12) before reading the...

I posted a commiseration (#12) before reading the damning thread in question. A moderator is in an invidious position in the event they have a personal interest in a specific subject and desire to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2021, 13:15
Replies: 45
Views: 5,624
Posted By rab60bit
It's bad news when a mod. has had enough. This...

It's bad news when a mod. has had enough. This Club is a pastime not a vocation and that sort of pressure is unacceptable.
I'm a regular user/contributor but don't see where this sort of stuff goes...
Forum: V8 Forum 15th August 2021, 11:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By rab60bit
Bit confused now. Can we have a Union flag and...

Bit confused now.
Can we have a Union flag and GB on the plate but a separate oval must be UK or is it now plates with a LH side strip with a Union flag and UK (does it have to be a black ground?)...
Forum: Items Wanted 14th August 2021, 23:10
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By rab60bit
Think this alternative part number is for the V8...

Think this alternative part number is for the V8 plug. Does the job exactly the same but it doesn't sit quite so flush on the rail - 12 months back I bought 5 for about £10 off e-bay
Forum: Items Wanted 14th August 2021, 23:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By rab60bit
Yup, when mine arrived it didn't fit properly,...

Yup, when mine arrived it didn't fit properly, kept slipping out of the hole in the cap - the hole (which on mine is in the edge of the finger grip 'leg', not in the cap centre) is too big. Not done...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2021, 22:55
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By rab60bit
That looks really nice, very sleek.

That looks really nice, very sleek.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 14th August 2021, 12:03
Replies: 54
Views: 4,809
Posted By rab60bit
I'm keen on a July 2022 meet if you go ahead

I'm keen on a July 2022 meet if you go ahead
Forum: Items Wanted 9th August 2021, 16:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By rab60bit
Have you considered the actual petrol cap might...

Have you considered the actual petrol cap might not be the original item, plenty of pattern stuff out there on the internet
Forum: Items Wanted 9th August 2021, 16:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By rab60bit
My Contemporary LEF saloon came off the...

My Contemporary LEF saloon came off the production line 15th March 2004 (just noticed it was the 150th 75 in LEF), identical spec. Contemporary LEF Tourer rolled out just about a month later.
Just...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North West 5th August 2021, 22:22
Replies: 50
Views: 34,242
Posted By rab60bit
Couldn't make it last Tuesday but I'll be there...

Couldn't make it last Tuesday but I'll be there on 7th September, shall we be dining too?
Forum: Items Wanted 31st July 2021, 22:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By rab60bit
Not present on my Contemporary 2004 saloon but a...

Not present on my Contemporary 2004 saloon but a broken 'cable' (think it's rubber/plastic sleeved cycle brake cable gauge steel wire) is definitely on my Contemporary 2004 Tourer

Update, should...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st July 2021, 16:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By rab60bit
If they grow on trees, me too please

If they grow on trees, me too please
Forum: Social Forum 31st July 2021, 11:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By rab60bit
Typical selective 'quoting'! NF didn't criticise...

Typical selective 'quoting'! NF didn't criticise the RNLI and he preceded his opener by acknowledging the good work they do otherwise. The comment boiled down to the fact that the lifeboat service...
Forum: Social Forum 29th July 2021, 11:52
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By rab60bit
That's a lot of heaalth grief for the poor guy....

That's a lot of heaalth grief for the poor guy. Hope he gets over it all and is back to a better place for the future.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 19:20
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By rab60bit
...and if you have a T4 (or if Rick-sta does an...

...and if you have a T4 (or if Rick-sta does an IPK display upgrade for you) a digital roadspeed display
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2021, 19:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,870
Posted By rab60bit
Lateral thinking solution, go to bed early every...

Lateral thinking solution, go to bed early every night you're away....?
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2021, 18:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,112
Posted By rab60bit
Earlier this year I saw the inside of (and some...

Earlier this year I saw the inside of (and some of the workings) of a local main hospital in helping out an elderly neighbour with outpatients visits and co-ordination of treatments etc. True, C-19...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2021, 18:06
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By rab60bit
2Diesels

Colin, you have a PM
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2021, 18:08
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By rab60bit
Presumably for an MGR use a cap off a full cream...

Presumably for an MGR use a cap off a full cream carton:D
I too use SS penny washers but good tip, using HDPE might save continued electolytic corrosion between the SS and the aluminium shield
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 16:18
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By rab60bit
To remove, put into 2nd gear position, get into...

To remove, put into 2nd gear position, get into the rear passenger compartment and give the knob a good upward tug (and towards you) from there - should save your chin!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 16:12
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By rab60bit
Not sure but if you have the x6 cassette CD...

Not sure but if you have the x6 cassette CD player in the glove box then it's possibly the multi-plug connector
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