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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2021, 10:08
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Scimdaz
Auction Car - may be worth a punt

For avoidance of doubt - this car and sale have nothing to do with me.

If the description is accurate it appears to have been well looked after.
...
Forum: Was it you? 28th September 2021, 16:32
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Scimdaz
R75s or London buses?

Nigh on 800 miles to Somerset and back last week and barely saw a 75 (a few 45s mind), until I saw a dark blue (sorry, don't know the official name) one parked in East Quantoxhead. Then 3-4 miles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2021, 09:00
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By Scimdaz
Thank you

Just a short thank you to Lewis and Russ for the parts and knowledge to help keep my 75 on the road for another year - MOT man he say "Yes" (after a few niggles - wrong colour of orange for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2021, 12:09
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Scimdaz
A public thank you to fellow member Oldoaks who...

A public thank you to fellow member Oldoaks who got a sensor delivered to me a full 24 hours ahead of when promised and only 12 hours after promising to send it. There are many nice people around and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2021, 23:03
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Scimdaz
Airbag Sensor (Green one)

Apologies if this isn't the place to post but been to see a friendly expert in West Yorks and his box of tricks tells me that I need an airbag impact sensor before my MOT next week. Yes there is 1 on...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 22nd August 2021, 13:17
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By Scimdaz
Looking at home - ignore until I get the link to work, doh!

Went to visit a client yesterday - I thought the R75 looked right at home on his front drive........https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10225303569207384&set=a.1887655482248 Hmm, OK that photo link...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2021, 16:28
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Scimdaz
R75s are now "classics" - but we knew that...

Tidy looking Club SE in the next Matthewsons (Bangers and Cash) auction
Disclaimer - it's not mine and I know nothing about the car....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 14:07
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Scimdaz
I've been back under both seats - the connectors...

I've been back under both seats - the connectors under the passenger seat open and snap together again firmly but the yellow connector under the drivers' seat is a real struggle to get to click. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Scimdaz
Airbag warning light

I bought the car with 11 months MOT and the warning light on. A year to sort it (LOL).....anyway now 1 month to sort it. I've had the underseat connectors apart and sprayed with switch cleaner. What...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2021, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Scimdaz
R75s are now "classics" - but we knew that...

2002 Rover 75 Connoisseur CDT SE Auto. For sale at Anglia Car Auctions upcoming Classic Car Sale:...
Forum: Was it you? 9th May 2021, 12:02
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Scimdaz
75s in Kent

Just back from 4 days in Kent. 800miles inc. return trip from Yorkshire and I only saw 1 "75". That was Lydd / Dungeness area. Strangely saw a (relatively) large No. of 45s though. Also saw a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks Dave!

Thanks Dave!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 17:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By Scimdaz
Off topic - I used new cooking oil in my Reliant...

Off topic - I used new cooking oil in my Reliant Scimitar GTdiesel*. Ran like a dream, but it ran like a pig on the recovered / treated "bio-fuel" sold by a local commercial manufacturer. I did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 12:29
Replies: 66
Views: 3,672
Posted By Scimdaz
I don't dispute for 1 minute the need to move...

I don't dispute for 1 minute the need to move away from fossil fuels, I just can't see why EV, with all of the inherent infrastructure (personal and public) problems is seen as the magic bullet.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 00:11
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Scimdaz
You are, of course, correct. The upper securing...

You are, of course, correct. The upper securing "ring" is approx 1/3rd of a circle. I've since found a "how to" in the forum that involves glueing a metal bracket in place of the plastic. I suspect...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 21:28
Replies: 66
Views: 3,672
Posted By Scimdaz
Can someone please explain to me the fascination...

Can someone please explain to me the fascination with electric vehicles? They make sense to the manufacturers, who wish to sell us a new £30k/£40k/£100k+ vehicle but make no sense to the vast...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Scimdaz
Tourer rear light fixing kit

Has anyone an opinion on these (or alternative suggestions)?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 13:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Scimdaz
Guys, thank you. Am I right in thinking the...

Guys, thank you. Am I right in thinking the Unions are 16"? I've since found a post that shows the steels supplied by Rover to be 15". I'll contact my mate, who has a tyre fitting business, to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 13:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Scimdaz
I was just thinking I might get slightly narrower...

I was just thinking I might get slightly narrower steels that would cut into the snow rather than sliding over the top "proper" Landy-style. I seen posh 4x4's that won't go anywhere on low-profiles...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2021, 12:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Scimdaz
Steel wheel option

First (well, actually 2nd) snow fall of the winter yesterday and the 75, with "good" tyres handled absolutely dreadfully. I had a mk2 Mondeo that I fitted snow tyres (not studded) to and I never...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2020, 12:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By Scimdaz
Strictly speaking it is 2nd hand as it was...

Strictly speaking it is 2nd hand as it was delivered to its' first owner. A bit like buying a pre-registered car off a dealer that was looking to meet year-end targets I guess. It's life in a cocoon...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2020, 20:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By Scimdaz
BRAND NEW MG ZT for sale (n.o.s) - not mine!

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/classic-car-auctions/catalogue-id-classi10005/lot-b0bc23f8-b2d7-423e-afaa-ac8400d70bc8

Bored to death by the usual early evening TV I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 19:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Scimdaz
I can understand that! Mind you if you get a...

I can understand that! Mind you if you get a better quote elsewhere and then speak to them on the phone they will probably find the "magic discount" button ..........that really ticks me off!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 00:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Scimdaz
I had my Scimitar, and a 2nd one with a diesel...

I had my Scimitar, and a 2nd one with a diesel lump under the bonnet, with Adrian Flux and always found their quotes competitive, but I recommended them to a mate with a V8 Beemer and he got the sort...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2020, 00:08
Replies: 54
Views: 4,363
Posted By Scimdaz
Chaps, to be clear, the new car delivers very...

Chaps, to be clear, the new car delivers very smoothly and I havn't tried it yet on the only road where I ever seem to have a need for get up an go - the Snake, where I don't want to follow the sort...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2020, 13:11
Replies: 54
Views: 4,363
Posted By Scimdaz
The thought had briefly crossed my mind. I think...

The thought had briefly crossed my mind. I think a call to Russ or Jules, since my Mum lives in Chester, is on the cards for the new year.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and comments.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2020, 13:06
Replies: 54
Views: 4,363
Posted By Scimdaz
:icon_lol::icon_lol:[QUOTE=Rogue;2852317]No...

:icon_lol::icon_lol:[QUOTE=Rogue;2852317]No change in fuel consumption under normal driving.. Of course you may be tempted to use the extra ooomph more often which may not help :

hahaha - just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2020, 18:51
Replies: 54
Views: 4,363
Posted By Scimdaz
Cheers, yes I have Big Russ' No. following my...

Cheers, yes I have Big Russ' No. following my woe's of my previous Tourer locking me out. Presumably the power boost has an adverse effect of mpg (hey, I am an adopted Yorkshireman......). The torque...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2020, 17:40
Replies: 54
Views: 4,363
Posted By Scimdaz
160 Remap - pros (and cons?)

I picked up a new (to me, of course) diesel tourer 115 and completed the first 140 of, hopefully, many many miles on less than a 1/4 of a tank of diesel. 190,000 on the clock she runs very sweetly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 16:54
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Scimdaz
I will keep my eyes peeled - I'm sure you'll flag...

I will keep my eyes peeled - I'm sure you'll flag up an intention to supply if a demand becomes apparent. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2020, 16:28
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Scimdaz
Heated Windscreens

Not sure if this is the right forum but.....does anyone know of suppliers / fitters of heated windscreens for the 75? About 10 years ago the Reliant Scimitar owners club got a supplier in Tamworth to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 19:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Worked for me too. Touch battery leads together...

Worked for me too. Touch battery leads together (with the battery well out of the way - it was in the kitchen recharging), Connected up my booster pack in place of the battery and pressed the "lock"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 19:04
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Scimdaz
Norway 1 : 0 rover

Guys, I'm IN!!!!!

Norwegian reset. Strangely it opened the one of the back doors. I then physically pulled the knob on the drivers door and pressed "open" again. The rest of the doors...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 17:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Thank you for that - expert advice will be good,...

Thank you for that - expert advice will be good, before I do any more "damage"....:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 17:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Prior to the flat battery / lockout the car...

Prior to the flat battery / lockout the car locked and unlocked on the remote, but has never opened on the "physical lock" during my ownership. (And the car came to me with one key only)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 15:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
UPDATE: Got the bonnet up (thanks chaps). My...

UPDATE: Got the bonnet up (thanks chaps). My multimeter shows just under a volt on the battery so I think that counts as flat (probably terminally flat). Connecting up my booster pack set off the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 11:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Just to confirm what you all already know, I...

Just to confirm what you all already know, I resorted to professional help (my breakdown cover - I had been holding off in case, when I got in, I needed them to take the car to a garage. Not want ing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 12:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Simon, others had previously suggested connecting...

Simon, others had previously suggested connecting a battery to the starter + an earth on the engine, which I had tried. The lights flash (as they do in normal operation of the remote) but the doors...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 12:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks chaps, I thought (feared) as much.

Thanks chaps, I thought (feared) as much.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 12:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By Scimdaz
Deadlocking

Still trying to resolve the "lock-out" and intend to give it plenty of time this weekend. (02 Tourer, flat battery, central locking flashes but doesn't unlock with external power supply to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2020, 20:11
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Scimdaz
Only place I can see the bottle attached to the...

Only place I can see the bottle attached to the car. Bottle does seem to pivot about this bracket.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2020, 16:27
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Scimdaz
If only I could open the bonnet ...... oh, hum

If only I could open the bonnet ...... oh, hum
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2020, 15:53
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks - I think (hahaha). And here's me hoping...

Thanks - I think (hahaha). And here's me hoping NOT to have to take the car apart.....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2020, 15:25
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Scimdaz
Washer Bottle Removal - diesel engine

Afternoon folks - yes, due to rain, work and my ineptitude with a spanner, the "other" problem is still ongoing. (Belated HUGE thanks to MarinaBrian for suggestions and encouragement and Geoff in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2020, 16:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
Going back into the members section to have...

Going back into the members section to have another look at bonnet access. I'll let you chaps know if I get in......
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2020, 18:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
From bad to badder - when I DO get into the car...

From bad to badder - when I DO get into the car it feels like I'll also have to get into the engine bay to reconnect the bonnet pull cable into the black box. Ho hum. If I had any hair left yesterday...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2020, 14:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
My drivers door glass is actually very badly...

My drivers door glass is actually very badly scratched........ (and West St isn't what it was anyway. Plenty of places selling alcohol, but few recognisable "pubs").
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2020, 13:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
"There is a way of getting into the BOOT on the...

"There is a way of getting into the BOOT on the saloon but I'm not sure how you get the tail gate on the tourer open.--:

If there is a way in then yes, you could check the inside fuses.

Any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2020, 10:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
Arctic, was your comment about opening the boot a...

Arctic, was your comment about opening the boot a typo (or autocorrect "helping" you out)? If you mean opening the bonnet - yes I have that info from the subscribers site.

But, as I appear to...
Forum: Technology Forum 27th June 2020, 09:35
Replies: 13
Views: 2,300
Posted By Scimdaz
Doesn't this presume the new laptop to have...

Doesn't this presume the new laptop to have sufficient memory to run W10 - one of the reasons I'm still using XPpro on my non-Work laptop. (?)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2020, 20:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
Following Colvert's suggestion I know I had a...

Following Colvert's suggestion I know I had a good earth this time. Clamped onto the bell-housing and when I activated the keyfob the indicators flashed, as they should, but still nothing unlocked. A...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2020, 17:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks for the advice guys. To clarify, the issue...

Thanks for the advice guys. To clarify, the issue isn't the bonnet pull, it is getting to it - I'm locked out of the car with a suspected (by me) flat battery.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2020, 20:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By Scimdaz
Can I bump this back up to the top and ask where...

Can I bump this back up to the top and ask where the starter is (when searching by feel from underneath) - Cheers chaps.:o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2020, 17:53
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks for your comments. Fuel for thought...

Thanks for your comments. Fuel for thought ....... (ok I'll get my coat:D)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2020, 17:09
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Scimdaz
2.0 V6 on gas

Does the V6 suit gas? I love my 75 Tourer when it's working but, despite chucking too much money at it, it seems to be one fault after another. I've seen a v6 with a gas conversion (semi-official...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2020, 18:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scimdaz
Paid my subs, gonna read the cloak and dagger...

Paid my subs, gonna read the cloak and dagger stuff Rab. The bonnet is a sideshow in a way. I'm locked out of the car. Seeing as I've had an issue with battery drain in the past I'm thinking that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2020, 18:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scimdaz
Thank you Suzublu. Subscribed - I can see a bit...

Thank you Suzublu. Subscribed - I can see a bit of internal cavity inspecting on the horizon. Would be easier if my boroscope wasn't one of the things locked inside the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2020, 17:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scimdaz
No the key has always just turned in the barrel,...

No the key has always just turned in the barrel, with no resistance, ever since I've had the car. Never been an issue - while the c/locking worked of course.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2020, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scimdaz
Opening the bonnet (from outside)

In scouring threads to find a possible solution to being locked out of my car (2002 Tourer) I have found a couple of mysterious mentions to methods to open the bonnet. The cable isn't snapped, I just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2020, 16:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By Scimdaz
Central locking won't unlock (Tourer)

The car has behaved itself impeccably for the last couple of weeks but today it won't unlock. I've changed the button cell in the fob and the LED is flashing so I'm suspecting the car's battery? It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2020, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Scimdaz
Hi BRMFUN - no it doesn't and, strangely, I...

Hi BRMFUN - no it doesn't and, strangely, I havn't seen the warning light all week either. Used the car every day until yesterday. It'll be interesting to see what the state of play is in the morning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2020, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Scimdaz
Reading some similar threads - am I correct that...

Reading some similar threads - am I correct that if the central locking doesn't activate correctly then the car doesn't "go to sleep"? If so (to my mind at least) it would suggest that the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2020, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Scimdaz
I suppose tailgate it is then - now about these...

I suppose tailgate it is then - now about these bl@@dy batteries going flat....... LOL
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2020, 19:10
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Scimdaz
Battery Drain - 2002 diesel tourer

Guys (and gals)


Before the lockdown I started to get the "door open" warning randomly appearing on the dash. A couple of times I pulled over, opened and closed each door, inc both parts of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks for the suggestion Zaph. Not helped in...

Thanks for the suggestion Zaph. Not helped in this case sadly. 13.05v on the battery, off the car. 11.95v at tickover and all but the same at 2000rpm. 11.80v with the headlights on. Fuse 36 in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 15:49
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Scimdaz
Ahh - I see it now. Thanks

Ahh - I see it now. Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 15:37
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Scimdaz
Internal fusebox

a.k.a Darren's stupid question of the day.

"Handbook says use coin or flat-bladed screwdriver to take off the cover". Is that to unscrew (they just seem to turn forever) or prise?

Cheers in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 00:07
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Scimdaz
Nothing ventured nothing gained - thanks for the...

Nothing ventured nothing gained - thanks for the encouragement Zaph. (Still think it looks mighty cramped in there compared to the good old days - 18 year old car, joint youngest I've ever owned LOL)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2020, 19:45
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Scimdaz
R75 TDi Voltage Regulators: Where do you buy triple jointed 18 month old mechanics?

Rover 75, 2002 diesel.

After swapping the (according to the engraved date) 14 yr old flat 096 battery for a fully charged 100 an "emergency" meant that I took the car out in the dark before I had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2020, 02:35
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Scimdaz
More so if I find that the alternator is charging...

More so if I find that the alternator is charging properly, but in the meantime .... :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 22:16
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Scimdaz
Ahem.....looks for hole to sink in to. I just...

Ahem.....looks for hole to sink in to. I just "expected" the note in the handbook to refer to all fitted radios and .... errr ..... didn't try it. Yes it is a Symphony. No it doesn't need a code (as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 21:50
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Scimdaz
"Thanks Brian" - I think...... LOL . (Odd then...

"Thanks Brian" - I think...... LOL . (Odd then that the handbook (p3) says a code is on the card will need to be entered every time the power is disconnected, but there do seem to be plenty of quirks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 21:20
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Scimdaz
Radio Code

Had to change the battery today (hoping that the battery is at fault - does appear to be engraved '06 - rather than the alternator, but that's for another day). I got the handbook, but no security...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 21:44
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Scimdaz
Thanks - had seen what look like a nice set for...

Thanks - had seen what look like a nice set for £80 on fleabay, located in Scunthorpe if anyone is interested.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 21:35
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Scimdaz
Interior Swap - 2002 Tourer

Bought a (cosmetically rough) 02-plate diesel Tourer, which appears to have had the power upgrade, a month ago. Done 1200 miles in it already and I LOVE IT, not least the 48mpg. I can see it being a...
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