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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 12:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By Southern Star
Apart from checking for continuity at the washer...

Apart from checking for continuity at the washer pump this was just to supply and fit two front brake pipes. However it's not as simple as undoing the pipes at both ends as the battery and battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 15:33
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Southern Star
No, it's wildly inaccurate. I have a 1978 Honda...

No, it's wildly inaccurate. I have a 1978 Honda NC50 (No sniggering at the back there) and according to "Howmanyleft" there are only three road-legal ones left in the country. I know of at least 50...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 15:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By Southern Star
I had two brake pipes fitted a few months ago and...

I had two brake pipes fitted a few months ago and it looks like a bit of a faff.

https://i.imgur.com/egbdqxGl.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 20:41
Replies: 110
Views: 5,604
Posted By Southern Star
Very sad, condolences to all who loved her. ...

Very sad, condolences to all who loved her.

I greatly admire her philosophy about not wanting to linger overlong at life's party once the fun is over, I'd like to hope I could display the same...
Forum: V8 Forum 28th November 2021, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Southern Star
My guess is that this would be due to a failed...

My guess is that this would be due to a failed relay.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2021, 16:09
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,091
Posted By Southern Star
Re-wired my number plate lights at all the wiring...

Re-wired my number plate lights at all the wiring had gone rotten and the lights had stopped working. Only had MOT 6 days ago too and they were working then.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 22:36
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,091
Posted By Southern Star
Mine passed the MOT yesterday, four advisories. ...

Mine passed the MOT yesterday, four advisories.

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Hydraulic leak, but not excessive Steering rack (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Offside Rear Shock absorbers has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2021, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Southern Star
Just to put this thread to bed and give thanks...

Just to put this thread to bed and give thanks for the help, I sourced a mirror from Mickeyboy and fitted it, a five-minute job, and I've never looked back. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 19:01
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Southern Star
I see you've received PMs and presumably they are...

I see you've received PMs and presumably they are telling you how to do this. The senders may or may not have mentioned that you need to remove the slider in the bonnet cable splitter box on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Southern Star
You only really need to worry about advisories...

You only really need to worry about advisories when you get one like this...

https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article18962628.ece/ALTERNATES/n310p/0_MoT.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 11:45
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Southern Star
My Rover Sterling had the MOT advisory "rear...

My Rover Sterling had the MOT advisory "rear shock absorbers have a light misting of oil" for eight MOTs in a row but they worked as they should and I never changed them.

I think some garages...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2021, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Southern Star
Thank you for that. I must say that this seems...

Thank you for that. I must say that this seems like a ridiculously complicated arrangement to transfer water between two points. I am sure I can do better for far less than £48 plus P&P. :drool4:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2021, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Southern Star
Thanks, I had a look at that schematic but it's...

Thanks, I had a look at that schematic but it's not the part I need. I'll try to take and post a pic when it's daylight.

I think I am going to have to do some home plumbing to recreate the part,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2021, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Southern Star
Rover 75 coolant bleed pipe.

On the way back from work today I noticed no heat was coming from the heater. Temperature gauge was normal. This is the facelift 75 (05 reg 2.0 diesel)

I opened the bonnet when I got home and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 17:18
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Southern Star
I've always assumed it was crud being burnt off...

I've always assumed it was crud being burnt off as it disappears after a few miles. First time I used premium diesel there was a definite improvement in performance, the was a niggling flat spot at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2021, 19:24
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Southern Star
I use Millers Eco Max in my boat engine, in the...

I use Millers Eco Max in my boat engine, in the car I just get a fill-up with premium diesel every three months or so. Definitely makes a difference, when you hoof it for the next few miles you can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 19:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Southern Star
You think that's bad? :} Date tested 3...

You think that's bad? :}

Date tested
3 December 2020
FAIL
View test certificate
Mileage
144,217 miles
MOT test number
8985 0695 2886
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 08:39
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,091
Posted By Southern Star
Today I restored my headlight lenses. I used a...

Today I restored my headlight lenses. I used a kit from ebay which was £11 and it took about an hour to do using a cordless drill. Before/after. Although in the "before" photo it looks better than it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 19:33
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Southern Star
Chuck it on a bonfire and leave it there for...

Chuck it on a bonfire and leave it there for several hours?

Hydrochloric acid drain cleaner maybe?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2021, 18:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Southern Star
Lovely car, windscreen washer pumps are a known...

Lovely car, windscreen washer pumps are a known weak spot, I've just replaced mine, £30 from Rimmers with P&P. My drivers door only unlocks with the key too so I guess that's also a weak spot. Not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 13:51
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Southern Star
Thank you, I have sent him a PM.

Thank you, I have sent him a PM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 06:26
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Southern Star
Auto-dimming rear view mirror.

A picture is worth a thousand words so here's my rear view mirror. It's a 2005 diesel.

https://i.imgur.com/D9yof3ul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D9yof3ul.jpg

As you can see the lower 80%-ish of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:30
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Southern Star
Windscreen washer bottle cap.

At some point in the past my windscreen washer bottle cap went AWOL so I'm planning to get a new one. Trouble is that many of the ones I have seen online which are described as "universal" have poor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 18:48
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Southern Star
Thanks, I've found that YouTube video and checked...

Thanks, I've found that YouTube video and checked it out, I'll sort that at the weekend.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 17:15
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Southern Star
Fitting a modified thermostat.

Hi all,

Earlier this year I bought the modified thermostat conversion (the one that fits in the top hose) but I was too busy to fit it, then the weather warmed up and it kind of got put on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 19:02
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,091
Posted By Southern Star
This weekend I had Arctic's modified handbrake...

This weekend I had Arctic's modified handbrake compensator fitted, rodded out the sunroof drains, and started polishing and waxing the bodywork, I've got about half of it done.

Also lifted and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 18:41
Replies: 62
Views: 6,402
Posted By Southern Star
I pay about £55 a year for Green Flag. Can't...

I pay about £55 a year for Green Flag. Can't fault them, on the one occasion I needed them when a front spring broke on the M6 and took out the tyre, they were there quickly, the recovery van driver...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Southern Star
If you hadn't noticed the wheels were buckled...

If you hadn't noticed the wheels were buckled before they told you ( i.e. by driving it ) then I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2018, 17:05
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By Southern Star
Horn Button.

Car is an 05 reg Rover 75.

Of my two horn buttons, only the one on the right works. The one on the left used to, then it did intermittently, then it didn't work at all.

It's not a major issue...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2018, 16:24
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,091
Posted By Southern Star
Today I fitted (well, the mechanic did while I...

Today I fitted (well, the mechanic did while I watched) the modified handbrake compensator wot I got off of Arctic, and now the handbrake works perfectly.

Also I fitted a new boot plinth as I had...
Forum: Was it you? 1st December 2018, 07:27
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Southern Star
Same happening for me. EDIT Got it now. ...

Same happening for me.

EDIT Got it now.

Vehicle Information

vin RJCLHK5D******
vin_sequence 344609
off_assembly_date Tuesday, 2nd November 2004 @ 12:07:48
model 75
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 19:33
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Southern Star
My mechanic flushed out my heater matrix last...

My mechanic flushed out my heater matrix last weekend by disconnecting a pipe union forward and to the right of the engine and blasting it through both ways with a steam cleaner.
Forum: Was it you? 29th November 2018, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Southern Star
Out of interest, how do you obtain the...

Out of interest, how do you obtain the information in your signature?
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th November 2018, 19:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By Southern Star
Ah, ok, the second photo in my opening post (of...

Ah, ok, the second photo in my opening post (of my son filling the boat with diesel) was taken not a million miles away from there, at Turners Garage at Wheaton Aston, legendary for having the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2018, 20:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Southern Star
When my o/s coil spring broke on the M6 and took...

When my o/s coil spring broke on the M6 and took the tyre out, I put the spacesaver on and drove around 400 yards on it into Knutsford services. The spring was rubbing on the tyre wall but didn't...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 28th November 2018, 19:34
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By Southern Star
It's said that narrowboating is either an...

It's said that narrowboating is either an expensive hobby or a cheap way of living. I pay around £720 a year for the navigation licence, around £750 a year for my farm mooring (this is very cheap...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 28th November 2018, 19:18
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By Southern Star
Received, thank you! You have a boat too? Have...

Received, thank you! You have a boat too? Have done the Shroppie on several occasions so almost certainly have!
Forum: V8 Forum 25th November 2018, 20:52
Replies: 12
Views: 2,826
Posted By Southern Star
£9,000 seems like a lot of money to me. Is this...

£9,000 seems like a lot of money to me. Is this normally what V8s go for?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 20:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Southern Star
Out of interest, have you checked if the horn...

Out of interest, have you checked if the horn works yourself? Although there are two horn buttons on the steering wheel, it's quite common for the one on the left to fail. This isn't an MOT fail so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Southern Star
You can inform DVSA if you think that an MOT...

You can inform DVSA if you think that an MOT certificate has been incorrectly issued, although I think that the time elapsed since the test would be the problem here.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Southern Star
Advisories are pretty irrelevant anyway. I owned...

Advisories are pretty irrelevant anyway. I owned my Rover Stering (on the right, with the Rover 75 I have now) for eight years, and every MOT for eight years had an advisory for "both rear shock...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 20:05
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Southern Star
As it used to say on the certificate, when such...

As it used to say on the certificate, when such things were issued, the test only relates to what was found at the time when the test was carried out.

A lot of it is subjective and seems to vary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 21:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By Southern Star
Milllers EcoMax Diesel Treatment.

Apologies if this has been discussed before.

Is this stuff any good or is it just snake oil?

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/K1sAAOSw--xbBnsU/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 24th November 2018, 18:40
Replies: 18
Views: 3,257
Posted By Southern Star
My Narrowboat.

Although I've been a member since I was first looking to buy a Rover 75, I don't visit very often, and I'd never even noticed this sub-forum. But I have now, so here's my boat.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 17:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Southern Star
Mine's missing, the mechanic I use is a bit "old...

Mine's missing, the mechanic I use is a bit "old school" and when I took my 75 to him because the undertray was hanging off and broken and asked what I should do, he said "Rip the ****** ****** off...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 15:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Southern Star
Are there any issues with having the engine...

Are there any issues with having the engine undertray missing?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2013, 19:39
Replies: 24
Views: 2,445
Posted By Southern Star
In the early 1990s I lived in Ramsgate but used...

In the early 1990s I lived in Ramsgate but used to earn a living minicabbing in London on Friday and Saturday nights and I slept under a duvet on a single mattress in the back of a Datsun 180B Estate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2013, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Southern Star
I've looked through past threads but can't find...

I've looked through past threads but can't find an answer but is there a one-stop was of getting hold of a flip key, i.e. I post my spare key off and a week or so later it comes back fully converted?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2013, 20:37
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Southern Star
I use a specialist broker called Adelaide...

I use a specialist broker called Adelaide Insurance, they specialise in insuring HGV drivers of which I am one. Every year when insurance is due, I get a quote from confused.com. I then give my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2013, 10:44
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Southern Star
Thanks for the replies so far, and for the PM to...

Thanks for the replies so far, and for the PM to which I have replied.

The Sterling is for sale on ebay and looking at his feedback the current high bidder has recently bought an 800 Coupe with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2013, 21:27
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Southern Star
Advice on buying a Rover 75.

Hello, I currently own this Rover 825 Sterling, I've owned it for eight years now and love it deeply but it has terminal gearbox problems as well as a myriad of other faults. It's time it was...
Forum: Windrush's Welcome Forum 15th July 2013, 20:56
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Southern Star
Thank you for your welcome, I look forward to...

Thank you for your welcome, I look forward to learning here!
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