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Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 15:21
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
A little bit confused by the comments :}

A little bit confused by the comments :}
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 12:16
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
Some might find this of interest.....I did: ...

Some might find this of interest.....I did:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaOobpwC7oM
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2020, 00:39
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
I think a reaction you predicted rather than 'we'.

I think a reaction you predicted rather than 'we'.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2020, 23:47
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By mh007
A good point above! I've had this happen on one...

A good point above!
I've had this happen on one of my ZT's & R75 in the past.
The gauge shows 1/4 tank but it's empty.
Disconnecting the battery for 30mins cured the wrong reading & a can of...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2020, 00:26
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
I was going to reply to this with much more...

I was going to reply to this with much more detail but I find your arrogance offensive & for that very reason I'll not waste my time.

All I will say is this:
With regards to hospitals/NHS being...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 18:15
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
Well that explains why you're in the 'Believe'...

Well that explains why you're in the 'Believe' camp!

I'm certainly not going to waste my time trying to teach you anything because it's clear it would be just that, a waste!

That still gives...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 16:02
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
Interesting response, let's take a look at your...

Interesting response, let's take a look at your comments:

1. Idiot conspiracy theorists
2. Their crazy agenda's
3. Nutjobs
4. Fruit loop brains
5. Ignorance
6. Arrogance/Arrogant
7....
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2020, 00:31
Replies: 882
Views: 33,077
Posted By mh007
I'm interested to know if you think this is the...

I'm interested to know if you think this is the way forward & the 'new normal'?

There's absolutely no conclusive proof that muzzles do anything, apart from the fact that your breathing in your own...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 20:18
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By mh007
My first car was a 1968 Mk1 2-door Escort (OHW...

My first car was a 1968 Mk1 2-door Escort (OHW 232F).

Always loved the Cortina & almost bought a 1970 1600E in Aubergine (best colour for the Mk2 E in my opinion).

torque2me - the Vauxhall...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2020, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By mh007
I would imagine sitting in the car & looking up...

I would imagine sitting in the car & looking up makes it feel like you're sat outside of the car :D

The Black headlining mentioned in the original post is definitely a re-trim I'd say.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2020, 00:13
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By mh007
I certainly won't have one fitted & been asked...

I certainly won't have one fitted & been asked several times by my supplier.
I'm happy enough to give meter readings when required.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2020, 16:27
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By mh007
There are so many out there that are questioning...

There are so many out there that are questioning the government's scaremongering tactics & quite rightly so.

I found this interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX6p-dGcRdc&t=320s
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2020, 16:23
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By mh007
Definitely a problem solved then! :}

Definitely a problem solved then! :}
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2020, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By mh007
Exactly my first thoughts :D

Exactly my first thoughts :D
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2020, 11:03
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By mh007
He certainly won't wait 18mths to get back behind...

He certainly won't wait 18mths to get back behind the wheel!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2020, 10:39
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By mh007
The OP's public profile says 2.5 which is a KV6. ...

The OP's public profile says 2.5 which is a KV6.

There's been a debate with regards to using the locking tools or not.
I prefer to use them & always have on the KV6.
Whoever does it should pay...
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2020, 12:38
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By mh007
Don't feel sorry for him at all, he's just become...

Don't feel sorry for him at all, he's just become a puppet on a string!

There's a hidden agenda going on here & I've said from the very beginning that It's about Control, Compliance & a Cashless...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2020, 11:28
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By mh007
Wow....That is stunning.

Wow....That is stunning.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2020, 11:13
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
I had a chuckle when I first read this procedure...

I had a chuckle when I first read this procedure too :D

I think the stop/start is a dire system & I would never choose to own a car with it fitted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 17:10
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
Hi Tourer, The above instructions are...

Hi Tourer,

The above instructions are apparently for all Ford vehicles but as we both discovered, they certainly don't do the MK8 Fiesta as they have a different procedure. :}

I haven't tried...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 11:09
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
1. Turn the ignition on (you need to do the next...

1. Turn the ignition on (you need to do the next steps within 10 seconds)

2. Press the rear fog lamp switch 5 times

3. Press the hazard switch 3 times

4. After a short time, the battery...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2020, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mh007
The pitfalls of the solid flywheel conversion...

The pitfalls of the solid flywheel conversion already said.

Personally, I would stick with the DMF setup.

As for the external slave....wouldn't that be great! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By mh007
That didn't happen to me yesterday! I feel...

That didn't happen to me yesterday!

I feel like I've missed out on something now!! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 10:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By mh007
As you say, no excuse whatsover! Personally,...

As you say, no excuse whatsover!

Personally, I always undo the locking nut/bolt with a bar & socket, then remove the rest of the nuts/bolts with an impact wrench.

But, I never refit any alloy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2020, 17:09
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By mh007
I wonder if it has been covered? Something...

I wonder if it has been covered?

Something doesn't look quite right at the very bottom of the wheel in your first picture by the inner part of the centre section.

Could be my eyes playing...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th October 2020, 10:26
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By mh007
The link is for the badge that goes into the...

The link is for the badge that goes into the chrome boot plinth, not the earlier (pre-project drive) badge that sits separately on the bootlid.

This was probably correct for the OP's requirements...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 22:42
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
You're very welcome & I'm so pleased it all...

You're very welcome & I'm so pleased it all worked out for you :}

I agree, this really is a wonderful club :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 16:57
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mh007
Yes, exhaust manifolds are the same on the KV6.

Yes, exhaust manifolds are the same on the KV6.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mh007
The KV6 160/180 & 190 are all 2.5's, the 2.0 KV6...

The KV6 160/180 & 190 are all 2.5's, the 2.0 KV6 was only fitted to the Rover 45 & 75.

The Saloon & Estate (ZT-T) had differences of course & unlike the Saloon, they list two options for the ZT-T....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 11:22
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By mh007
I'm not knocking the fact that it's poverty spec,...

I'm not knocking the fact that it's poverty spec, it's a beautiful looking car.
I just think it's a lot of money for a poverty spec car.

You wouldn't really want to use it as the main selling...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 21:51
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By mh007
My thoughts exactly! :D

My thoughts exactly! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:03
Replies: 53
Views: 2,307
Posted By mh007
I would say that you have found your problem (a...

I would say that you have found your problem (a common fault).


No need to lift the engine.
Remove the undertray & release the mount at each end.
You'll probably have to wriggle it about a bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 15:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By mh007
I think they suit the car really well & as...

I think they suit the car really well & as already said, I don't think they compromise the comfort.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 22:31
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By mh007
I'm glad it's not just me that thinks it looks...

I'm glad it's not just me that thinks it looks wrong! :D


As for the primer....just plain laziness not putting a top coat on it!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 19:31
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By mh007
Have you considered the uprated Payen elastomer...

Have you considered the uprated Payen elastomer head gasket? much more forgiving with liner height.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 19:26
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
Very true. I had a Citroen DS in not so long...

Very true.
I had a Citroen DS in not so long ago with warning lights like a Christmas tree, Stop/Start failure a LIN network fault code.
Turned out to be the alternator.
It was doing everything an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By mh007
This one has been for sale for a while I think. ...

This one has been for sale for a while I think.

It did have Vortex alloys on it when it first went up for sale but then the owner sold them & re-advertised the car with Meteors fitted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 11:52
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By mh007
Ridiculous I know that you have to 'tell' a...

Ridiculous I know that you have to 'tell' a vehicle that it has a new AGM/EFB battery fitted but there it is!
You would think that it would be intelligent enough to recognise a new battery & reset...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By mh007
That's a classic that is :D I had a couple...

That's a classic that is :D

I had a couple of 214's (before the current 45's & 75's) the last one being a 1995 (N) SEi in Nightfire Red.....I loved that car but it did start to rot in the many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 10:38
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By mh007
Looking at those plastic dowels, I would agree :D

Looking at those plastic dowels, I would agree :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By mh007
I tend to use either Tayna or these: ...

I tend to use either Tayna or these:

https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/product/varta-silver-dynamic-e44-car-battery/
Forum: Items Wanted 18th October 2020, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By mh007
I believe they are quite difficult to get hold...

I believe they are quite difficult to get hold of.

I'm assuming you have a facelift model? (the badges are a different design).

They are just held in place by adhesive tape (already applied to...
Forum: V8 Forum 17th October 2020, 10:15
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By mh007
The above info is for the V8 cars as said. ...

The above info is for the V8 cars as said.

This may be of interest to you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_4rbIn0Jlg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mh007
As said above, it must be the stick on trim from...

As said above, it must be the stick on trim from the link provided as there was no walnut as standard.

Just order a replacement, peel the old part off of the switch, clean all the sticky glue...
Forum: V8 Forum 16th October 2020, 09:16
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By mh007
This one has been mentioned many times before &...

This one has been mentioned many times before & we've always wished them luck selling it at that price :D

The problem is not only the price, would you really want to put more miles on it & it'll...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 15th October 2020, 15:06
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By mh007
Very nice looking car you have there. I'm...

Very nice looking car you have there.

I'm sure you'll have a big grin every time you drive it & every time you lock it, walk away & look back at it (a lot of us do it) :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 15:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By mh007
Thank you both for the info.

Thank you both for the info.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 09:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By mh007
Is the new one mentioned above suitable for all...

Is the new one mentioned above suitable for all KV6 variants (being a virgin unit)?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By mh007
No cure available so think of it as a way of life...

No cure available so think of it as a way of life rather than an addiction! :D

I have two in Arran White (NNX - aka Old English White), a colour that suits the 75's body shape/style beautifully.
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2020, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By mh007
"been in Cornwall all its life"......a 'seaside'...

"been in Cornwall all its life"......a 'seaside' car then & it shows to be honest :}
A nice little project but exposed to all that sea air who knows what's lurking.
I reckon they should've kept the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2020, 09:54
Replies: 41
Views: 2,656
Posted By mh007
I feel for you. Had you been a customer of...

I feel for you.

Had you been a customer of mine, I would have rectified this asap but then, I would never have fitted a National brand of clutch!
I'll only fit LUK, Sachs, AP/Borg & Beck...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 5th October 2020, 10:06
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By mh007
The 3M headlight restoration kits are good if you...

The 3M headlight restoration kits are good if you want to do a proper job.

The 'cleaners' are just a temporary fix & you'll be lucky if it lasts.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2020, 10:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By mh007
Just seen this on another thread. Ordered mine.

Just seen this on another thread. Ordered mine.
Forum: Items Wanted 5th October 2020, 10:01
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By mh007
Mine ordered too. Got to be worth a look.

Mine ordered too. Got to be worth a look.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2020, 11:46
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By mh007
As already said about RAVE, absolutely worth it...

As already said about RAVE, absolutely worth it especially if you intend to keep the car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2020, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By mh007
MEMS is just the type of engine management system...

MEMS is just the type of engine management system used on some earlier Rover Group vehicles etc.

Have a little read of this for more info:
...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd October 2020, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By mh007
If it's just clicking or you get nothing when you...

If it's just clicking or you get nothing when you go to start, the usual culprit is the contacts in the solenoid.
A very straightforward job to do (remove starter motor) & a fraction of the cost of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2020, 22:42
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By mh007
As above, the way I've always done it :}

As above, the way I've always done it :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2020, 22:35
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By mh007
As said, all the old glue needs to come off of...

As said, all the old glue needs to come off of the base boards.

Trying to re-glue it in place without getting the old glue off first is a waste of time.

You'll be lucky if you can re-use the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2020, 15:36
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By mh007
Ahh yes, a Singer Gazelle. Worked on so many...

Ahh yes, a Singer Gazelle. Worked on so many Singers, Sunbeams, Humbers, Hillmans etc etc & I love them all.

Almost bought a Humber Sceptre a couple of years ago but resisted temptation!

Saw a...
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2020, 11:35
Replies: 77
Views: 2,548
Posted By mh007
Had this sent to me (attached). Kind of puts...

Had this sent to me (attached).

Kind of puts things into perspective!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 10:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By mh007
Good luck with this today & I hope you get it...

Good luck with this today & I hope you get it back on the road soon.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2020, 10:11
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By mh007
I always remove the valves & lap-in afterwards...

I always remove the valves & lap-in afterwards but this is just a recommendation.

Remove the camshafts & the hydraulic lifters/buckets (keep them in order if you don't intend to empty them out &...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 10:00
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By mh007
Timpsons tend not to cut any keys not purchased...

Timpsons tend not to cut any keys not purchased from them I've found while most others will.

The 'grub screw' is a roll pin that needs to be knocked out to release the blade, after you've managed...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2020, 09:34
Replies: 77
Views: 2,548
Posted By mh007
The places that demand I use it will be the...

The places that demand I use it will be the places I'll walk away from!

Plenty of alternatives & if there isn't, I'll just go without.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 10:21
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By mh007
As you are taking the engine out you shouldn't...

As you are taking the engine out you shouldn't have any issues fitting new caps (I never re-use them).

Use genuine ones, fit them dry, tap them in straight & you shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2020, 22:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By mh007
Ahhh now that makes sense, only two on the...

Ahhh now that makes sense, only two on the genuine frontpipes.

However, my 51 plate ZT190 had the original frontpipe until around 12mths ago & when I replaced it, that had only one cat.

I've...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2020, 23:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
The original post was about a Rover 75 key & that...

The original post was about a Rover 75 key & that got resolved I think & then a question was asked about a Fiesta Mk6 key from post #10 onwards.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 23:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By mh007
There's a cat on the frontpipe but where's the...

There's a cat on the frontpipe but where's the second one located please?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 17:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By mh007
Two cats on a V6? other makes yes? (not KV6's).

Two cats on a V6? other makes yes? (not KV6's).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2020, 17:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
Yes, that's correct & the reason I always tend to...

Yes, that's correct & the reason I always tend to make sure I have a fully working spare key for my vehicles.

If they're as good as their write up, they'll certainly be able to help you out.
Good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2020, 16:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By mh007
So, concentrate on the failed items & the...

So, concentrate on the failed items & the advisories can be done as & when throughout the year.

Exhaust emissions will be out due to the exhaust blowing - any indication as to where this is? Rear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2020, 22:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
That's a bit trickier because to set the car into...

That's a bit trickier because to set the car into Programming Mode (for the PATS/immobiliser system, you need two working keys to add a third.


As already said, you can programme the remote...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2020, 21:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
This was regarding a Ford key so T4 would be...

This was regarding a Ford key so T4 would be useless here!

I've purchased uncut keys for Ford, Rover 75/MG ZT etc before & never had a problem getting them cut.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2020, 09:27
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By mh007
Agree with Coolguy here: The tester, the...

Agree with Coolguy here:

The tester, the mood, time of day & day of the week!

Congratulation on the pass.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2020, 22:27
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
Buy yourself a new complete key off of Ebay...

Buy yourself a new complete key off of Ebay (cheap enough on there), get the blade cut, swap over your immobiliser chip & use the instructions above to setup the lock/unlock using the new circuit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2020, 21:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
If it's just the remote function lost on the key...

If it's just the remote function lost on the key you have, you can re-sync that to the car without the master key.
You only need the master key to program the immobiliser chip (so, required if you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2020, 21:55
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By mh007
I tend to only use stainless nuts/bolts on things...

I tend to only use stainless nuts/bolts on things that don't require a specific torque (such as the bumpers, slam panels etc).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2020, 13:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By mh007
You don't need any equipment to program a key for...

You don't need any equipment to program a key for a Mk6 Fiesta provided that you have the master key (manual key with a Blue cap at the top) & the spare key programming mode is not disabled (It's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2020, 22:33
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By mh007
Remove the valves, get the head skimmed (only my...

Remove the valves, get the head skimmed (only my personal opinion), lap the valves in & replace the stem seals.
Reassemble with the Payen replacement for the original Elastomer design head gasket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2020, 12:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By mh007
No light on the lead as far as I recall.

No light on the lead as far as I recall.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 18:44
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By mh007
Nice article but this was posted recently on...

Nice article but this was posted recently on another thread :}
Forum: Items Wanted 1st September 2020, 21:56
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By mh007
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-Saloon-Chrome-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-Saloon-Chrome-Boot-Lid-Handle-Part-DRJ100061-1999-2002-001/233003799253?epid=650377028&hash=item36401bd2d5:g:IXoAAOSwn0Bdn1-K
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2020, 21:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By mh007
I suppose you could say there are four in total. ...

I suppose you could say there are four in total.

There are a set of three here, excluding the gearbox mount which to be honest, I've never had to replace:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2020, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By mh007
How long ago did you receive whatever they sent...

How long ago did you receive whatever they sent you?

Open up a case with Ebay - item received not as described.

Very easy to do & you have payment protection anyway.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 20:29
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By mh007
Usually, if you can get the bolt to move in the...

Usually, if you can get the bolt to move in the first place, it will come out.

Assuming you are talking about the pinch bolt that holds the strut assembly into the hub then yes, you'll need to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2020, 23:02
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By mh007
If you paid £2.98, I would double check the size...

If you paid £2.98, I would double check the size where it fits into the brake pad because I would imagine it originated from China!

There's no real trick to it & you shouldn't have to remove the...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th August 2020, 22:38
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By mh007
Available new as a full set: ...

Available new as a full set:
...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th August 2020, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By mh007
The part number is DAB101431 & quite difficult to...

The part number is DAB101431 & quite difficult to find new.

Rimmers are showing what looks to be just an insert (number 1 in their diagram). The different part number is probably because it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2020, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By mh007
I thought the same when I started reading the...

I thought the same when I started reading the OP's post but then he said that the steam was coming from under the bonnet.

I had a matrix burst on me while driving my Ford Granada along a busy high...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2020, 17:51
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By mh007
As the thermostat & coolant sensor sits in the...

As the thermostat & coolant sensor sits in the 'V' of the engine, you won't be able to see anything just by looking under the bonnet unless you shine a light down in to the 'V'.
Hopefully, it will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2020, 10:42
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By mh007
I'm sure genuine badges were available in Black...

I'm sure genuine badges were available in Black yes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2020, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By mh007
A nice little write up so thanks for the link. ...

A nice little write up so thanks for the link.

Interestingly, he refers to the Rover 75 harking back to the Rover P6 but it was P5/P5B used as inspiration if I recall.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2020, 10:38
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By mh007
Personally, I would have cleaned the seats before...

Personally, I would have cleaned the seats before listing, especially for the listing price.


Looks like a nice car though in all fairness & a good find.
Forum: Social Forum 26th August 2020, 19:24
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By mh007
If by that you mean cash cows......I completely...

If by that you mean cash cows......I completely agree :mad:

You have no choice but to watch the roads to swerve the damn potholes & cracks!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2020, 22:07
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
In your situation I agree that getting the nut...

In your situation I agree that getting the nut off first either by drilling or some other means will be the best idea.
At least from that you will see the threads properly & it may well be that you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2020, 21:53
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
Provided your nut will undo on the cable under...

Provided your nut will undo on the cable under the handbrake, you have a choice of either the SSC or Mini compensator.

If you opt for the Mini item, do not buy a BMC Mini one as it is completely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2020, 16:08
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
Therein lies the problem "The cable isn't moving"...

Therein lies the problem "The cable isn't moving" which would suggest the threads are stripped rather than the nut being stuck on the shoulder of the cable.

If the cable isn't turning while trying...
Forum: Social Forum 24th August 2020, 15:57
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By mh007
Read about yesterday.....what is it all coming to...

Read about yesterday.....what is it all coming to I wonder!


This country just seems to bend over & take it up the a**e.


So frustrating when I hear things like this :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 21:55
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
No modification, a straight swap & because of the...

No modification, a straight swap & because of the design of the compensator, it won't stretch.

It won't say that it will fit a R75/MG ZT & ZT-T in any listing but it does fit.

As said, I've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 19:19
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By mh007
If you're not hiding rust when you fit...

If you're not hiding rust when you fit them.....you'll find some there after they've been fitted for a while :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 19:17
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By mh007
You could eliminate hub & sensor by swapping...

You could eliminate hub & sensor by swapping sides on the rear & then see if the fault code changes sides.


I had a similar issue on a R75 CDTi once & I ended up replacing the ABS ECU which cured...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 18:55
Replies: 46
Views: 2,553
Posted By mh007
I don't think that would be viable because the...

I don't think that would be viable because the cost could outweigh the sales.


Plus, I couldn't imagine XPart parting with money!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 18:51
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By mh007
Not for me I'm afraid.......& I love chrome as a...

Not for me I'm afraid.......& I love chrome as a rule!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 18:42
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
Whichever way you go, it sounds like you'll need...

Whichever way you go, it sounds like you'll need a new/used nut & cable so, you may be better off buying a BMW Mini R53 cable such as this:

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 16:42
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
As said, do check those side screws again! ...

As said, do check those side screws again!


With regards to the nut just turning:
Can you see if the cable is twisting when you turn the nut or is the nut just spinning?
If the cable is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2020, 14:14
Replies: 46
Views: 2,553
Posted By mh007
No reboot required when switching. You just...

No reboot required when switching. You just select Shutdown while in XP but because It's a virtual machine, it just takes you back into your normal OS.
You'll open Oracle from a icon on your desktop.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 14:08
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By mh007
You don't have to remove front seats or centre...

You don't have to remove front seats or centre console completely or the exhaust at all.


Courtesy of Arctic:


https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=153360&highlight=compensator
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2020, 10:41
Replies: 46
Views: 2,553
Posted By mh007
I also bought the RAVE discs from Rimmers & all...

I also bought the RAVE discs from Rimmers & all worked fine in Windows 7 & 10 (until the 10 update).

I downloaded/installed Oracle VM VirtualBox & I run it & other programs requiring an older OS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2020, 23:12
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By mh007
I have to agree, they are such great cars...

I have to agree, they are such great cars (although all my 75's & ZT's are petrol). I sold my 1966 Bentley T1 around 11yrs ago & kept my 1999 75 (which I still have).....now I seem to have ended up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2020, 19:49
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By mh007
If you're going with Copper pipe rather than...

If you're going with Copper pipe rather than Kunifer, you could probably get away with not using a bending tool at all because the Copper pipe is so soft.


As said before, you could just use a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2020, 19:38
Replies: 71
Views: 4,249
Posted By mh007
If I'm out in my P5B Coupe, other classic...

If I'm out in my P5B Coupe, other classic owners/drivers wave all the time (as do I).
I also get a wave in my MGF from some.

Not so much in any of my R75's or ZT's although last week I was out in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2020, 19:31
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By mh007
I've never had any problems in the past & I've...

I've never had any problems in the past & I've done many before (or should that be 'undone') :D
Just undo it as normal.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2020, 22:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By mh007
I dare not count the hours I've spent seeing what...

I dare not count the hours I've spent seeing what they have coming up for auction & then returning to check out the results! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2020, 20:42
Replies: 66
Views: 2,145
Posted By mh007
I've used the old bolts before & just applied...

I've used the old bolts before & just applied Loctite without issues.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2020, 20:20
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By mh007
I've always called them OP1 & OP2 flares :D

I've always called them OP1 & OP2 flares :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2020, 20:13
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By mh007
As I said in my post, the link was purely an...

As I said in my post, the link was purely an example of the full kit, I wasn't encouraging the OP to rush out & buy it.

I'm aware that Sykes do 4 kits but the only difference to both the full &...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2020, 15:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By mh007
They do have some lovely cars go through. ...

They do have some lovely cars go through.


That's where I bought my P5B Coupe from.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2020, 15:19
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By mh007
I use a sykes pickavant flaremaster 2 kit. ...

I use a sykes pickavant flaremaster 2 kit.


It's brilliant for flaring on-car & never let me down.


I've never had any luck with the cheaper hand-held flaring tools when it comes to flaring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2020, 15:23
Replies: 66
Views: 2,145
Posted By mh007
As the box is out & with the movement you've...

As the box is out & with the movement you've stated, I would replace it.


They don't fail very often but I had a ZT-T CDTi in a few years back with slave failure, no other issues such as clutch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2020, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By mh007
You don't need to remove the window glass or...

You don't need to remove the window glass or frame to remove/refit.
Forum: Technology Forum 13th August 2020, 21:20
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By mh007
The OKI 390 comes up as a Dot Matrix as already...

The OKI 390 comes up as a Dot Matrix as already said.


Could it be a 930 Laser?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2020, 21:05
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By mh007
I've seen quite a few centre plates without...

I've seen quite a few centre plates without springs when a DMF is fitted :}


The wear/friction marks are quite normal too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2020, 19:40
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By mh007
My ZT-T is in Trophy Blue & without doubt it is...

My ZT-T is in Trophy Blue & without doubt it is one of the best colours.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2020, 19:36
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By mh007
Agree with Trikey, you'll need to source another...

Agree with Trikey, you'll need to source another hub.

Used ones are available, just make sure the wheel bearing is okay.


It's not too bad a job if you have the right tools, namely a socket...
Forum: Social Forum 12th August 2020, 19:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,716
Posted By mh007
Been registered with these for years, still get...

Been registered with these for years, still get loads of scam calls per week.


As already said, most come from abroad & apparently can't be stopped :mad:
Forum: Social Forum 12th August 2020, 18:29
Replies: 41
Views: 1,504
Posted By mh007
Like I said in another thread about this whole...

Like I said in another thread about this whole sorry situation:


Control, compliance & a cashless society :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2020, 18:24
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By mh007
Hi John, I suppose the first obvious...

Hi John,

I suppose the first obvious question anyone would ask is: if it still had a stiff gearchange & that was the reason you had the clutch fitted in the first place, why didn't you go back to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2020, 22:20
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By mh007
Probably because It's a lot of work for little...

Probably because It's a lot of work for little gain as an 'upgrade' option.


Plus the fact that the 2.0 KV6 seemed to be more refined.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2020, 21:54
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By mh007
Gripfill would soak through the material surely? ...

Gripfill would soak through the material surely?


As said, your choices are get some decent adhesive that's meant for the job & try to do a patch up job, remove the headliner complete & replace...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2020, 10:49
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By mh007
If you're taking the gearbox all the way out, use...

If you're taking the gearbox all the way out, use your eye as you can easily get in there to see.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2020, 18:22
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mh007
As Pletevl asked above, do you know if they have...

As Pletevl asked above, do you know if they have they protected it with anything against UV?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2020, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mh007
Very nice job. I use a 3M headlight...

Very nice job.


I use a 3M headlight restoration kit for restoring headlight lenses, brings them up like new.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2020, 21:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By mh007
Having to adjust the cable doesn't really explain...

Having to adjust the cable doesn't really explain why the gearbox was working normally before being stood up 3mths ago.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2020, 14:33
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By mh007
Couldn't agree more......all looks like waffle &...

Couldn't agree more......all looks like waffle & I almost fell asleep trying to read it.


Whatever happened to good old fashioned plain English I wonder.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2020, 14:22
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By mh007
I have used these (continental direct) in the...

I have used these (continental direct) in the past in emergencies when better makes were out of stock (not on a 75 or ZT though).


The brand is okay if you're on a budget.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2020, 14:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,186
Posted By mh007
I would suggest that you run the car up to...

I would suggest that you run the car up to temperature & check the transmission fluid level (using the correct procedure).
Then, if you have 'normal' drive in 2,3,4,5 & reverse, take it for a drive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2020, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By mh007
You made the right decision there & not very good...

You made the right decision there & not very good advice from the mechanic!


The rear is just as important as the front.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2020, 13:59
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By mh007
Agree with others....Bosch every time. It...

Agree with others....Bosch every time.


It doesn't seem to matter whether you go for the Aero type or standard (super plus), they're equally good in my experience.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2020, 23:09
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By mh007
Yes congratulations indeed! Did you have...

Yes congratulations indeed!


Did you have a pair of springs fitted?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2020, 22:29
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By mh007
The reason I mentioned fuel pressure. It...

The reason I mentioned fuel pressure.


It could well be fuel filter separation but the intermittent P0340 kind of points the finger at electrics I would say.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2020, 21:48
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By mh007
Code P0340 refers to camshaft sensor so you may...

Code P0340 refers to camshaft sensor so you may well have a fault there.
I usually find that cam & crank sensors tend to play up more when warm/hot.
Have you any way to check fuel pressure?


A...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2020, 17:01
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By mh007
Now let me think......3 R45's (2.0 V6 Conn x 2 &...

Now let me think......3 R45's (2.0 V6 Conn x 2 & a 1.6 Club) , 5 R75's (2.5 V6 Conn SE x 3, 2.0 V6 Conn SE & 1.8 Club SE), 2 MG ZT's (260 SE & a 190+) & a MG ZT-T 2.5 V6.
Not all were rescue cars...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2020, 14:11
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By mh007
I had this on one of mine. I just...

I had this on one of mine.


I just lubricated all the runners/guide rubbers & that did the trick.


During this hot weather, I just tend to spray them every month or so.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2020, 14:05
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By mh007
Yes I have........the very reason I've ended up...

Yes I have........the very reason I've ended up with so many, ooops! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2020, 13:59
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By mh007
Exactly that.....pull up sharply with both hands...

Exactly that.....pull up sharply with both hands but keep your head out of the way because it can release suddenly!
Put the handbrake on & move the selector to neutral (N) or wherever you can get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2020, 23:36
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By mh007
Yes, plug & play as i said in my original...

Yes, plug & play as i said in my original post.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2020, 10:20
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By mh007
Most likely to be the actuator inside the door &...

Most likely to be the actuator inside the door & I had the exact same happen on my ZT-T.
Fitted a used one & job done.

Door panel etc needs to be removed to access. a bit fiddly but not too bad a...
Forum: Social Forum 31st July 2020, 21:25
Replies: 55
Views: 2,063
Posted By mh007
We're definitely not being told the whole truth...

We're definitely not being told the whole truth that's for sure!
Forum: NAC & SAIC 28th July 2020, 23:16
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By mh007
I'm getting sick of all the TV adverts already...

I'm getting sick of all the TV adverts already for batteries on wheels :mad:

Motoring in the future is going to go horribly wrong!
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