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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By MSS
Putting A/C on means extra load on the engine,...

Putting A/C on means extra load on the engine, leading to a dip in RPM. This is countered by producing additional torque which stabilises the RPM back to the original level. The car thus needs...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 17:42
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MSS
This really has nothing to do with the EV...

This really has nothing to do with the EV situation. It is merely the result of growth (meaning spending) being considered a key indicator of success. Also, lifestyles driving greed. If we want to be...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 14:10
Replies: 165
Views: 4,623
Posted By MSS
Do you not allow for the possibility that you...

Do you not allow for the possibility that you have actually had all the vaccinations going all your life but a recent variant of the virus, against which you were not protected, has resulted in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2021, 13:37
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
I could prove this point with a photograph taken...

I could prove this point with a photograph taken whilst walking on a Welsh mountain 2 years ago. I met four teenagers at the top - two boys and two girls.

I was fully kitted out in waterproof gear...
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 10:55
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MSS
Who is insisting that you scrap a perfectly good...

Who is insisting that you scrap a perfectly good ICE car?
Forum: Social Forum 6th December 2021, 10:35
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MSS
Yet so many of us bought the original mobile...

Yet so many of us bought the original mobile phones at circa £1500 plus car kits etc. and found them extremely useful. My first mobile was a Motorola 4800X with car kit fitted in a Ford Sierra.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 18:34
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By MSS
My comment was in relation to Luk vs other slaves...

My comment was in relation to Luk vs other slaves of the same basic design i.e. the original design. The original design is what it is. Personally, I don't have an issue with a clutch hydraulics...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 17:01
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By MSS
Everything is a lie - the only differentiator is...

Everything is a lie - the only differentiator is how much of it is a lie.

Follow the stove manufacturer's recommendations. Ours is a multi-fuel stove and came with two grates - one for coal and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 16:10
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
Unlike Australia, the whole of the Uk is a high...

Unlike Australia, the whole of the Uk is a high population density location.

Also, one of the most irresponsible and selfish things a person can do is to travel 100 odd miles to be with friends...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By MSS
The vehicle on fire looks like a Renault van to...

The vehicle on fire looks like a Renault van to me. Does it use Tesla tech?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 12:38
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By MSS
:laughing2::laughing2::laughing2: Are you...

:laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

Are you sure you are not believing the higher number just to console yourself?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 12:17
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
I think the problem is that some members still...

I think the problem is that some members still view electricity as some form of witchcraft. :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 12:03
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By MSS
Despite all the promises related to the...

Despite all the promises related to the alternatives over the years, the Luk slave has been the one that has been shown to last.

I would put my money for the small number of failures of Luk slaves...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 11:57
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
Very similar to sticking your hands in the belts...

Very similar to sticking your hands in the belts of an ICE car with the engine running! :eek::eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 11:23
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
That is well within the range of the majority of...

That is well within the range of the majority of EV's so you would be able to do it in an EV also.

There is also the need to exercise something that we all do without even realising, which is to...
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 11:09
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By MSS
Is this of any use? ...

Is this of any use?


http://blog.philipharris.co.uk/secondary/scaler-timersdigicounters-and-gm-tubes/
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 11:02
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By MSS
I have just done the same prior to the MOT and...

I have just done the same prior to the MOT and its a straightforward DIY job which should be done by as part of routine maintenance. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Social Forum 5th December 2021, 10:56
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MSS
This may just be a coincidence, but all the...

This may just be a coincidence, but all the people I know who own an EV love it and say that the car perfectly matches their needs.

Some of the comments on the forum feel a bit like 'totally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 09:53
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
A few useful statistics

Here are a few useful statistics that demonstrate why EV range will not be a limiting factor in over 99.9% of travel needs.

Percentage of journeys less than 10 miles 83%

Percentage of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 23:24
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By MSS
I think the people up north without power are...

I think the people up north without power are more likely to be worried about the need for a hot drink/meal and a warm house/bed than the range of their EV.

The rest of you chaps are just ruining...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By MSS
It will never work

Watchdogs are established to put a consumer-centric veneer or illusion on political decisions.

With fuel, it is in the government's interest to have high prices as the largest percentage of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 14:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By MSS
It seems that we work along very similar lines....

It seems that we work along very similar lines. :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 10:13
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MSS
To be fair it does depend on the purpose to which...

To be fair it does depend on the purpose to which the electric toothbrush is employed. I derive pleasure from just holding one in my hand - cleaning the teeth is just an added bonus. Under some...
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 10:01
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MSS
As the article is based on average time on the...

As the article is based on average time on the forecourt, it must have a lot to do with the smaller number of EV available.
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2021, 09:55
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By MSS
Reading the page it appears better than some...

Reading the page it appears better than some parts of the US.

When I used to go over to the US regularly, I remember some of the Americans being shocked when I told them I had taken a walk through...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 17:47
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By MSS
CDT MOT Pass - advisory free

The 05 CDT has passed for another year at 156k miles, advisory free, thanks to Andy and Debz.

It had the front struts, springs, brake plates, brake discs/pads and droplinks replaced by Andy...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:18
Replies: 13
DD
Views: 393
Posted By MSS
To bring it over to the topic of cars...

...what else do you people drive other than Rovers? :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:15
Replies: 13
DD
Views: 393
Posted By MSS
Except this one! :laugh:

Except this one! :laugh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By MSS
This is also why Eurocarparts' prices are always...

This is also why Eurocarparts' prices are always so high but with a constant sale on for DIY buyers.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 16:07
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By MSS
This government had done everything possible to...

This government had done everything possible to maintain house price inflation, including the use of tax payer's money to do so through the stamp duty holiday.

If I was leader of the Labour party,...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:58
Replies: 13
DD
Views: 393
Posted By MSS
From the accentuated feelings of perceived...

From the accentuated feelings of perceived injustice and camaraderie highlighted by your post, it feels like there are going to be three lost members! :icon_question:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:19
Replies: 13
DD
Views: 393
Posted By MSS
Whatever was said would require a response from...

Whatever was said would require a response from DD in the interest of fairness.

Hmmm......the intrigue deepens!

:icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 14:59
Replies: 13
DD
Views: 393
Posted By MSS
I note that member Gremlin has also disappeared...

I note that member Gremlin has also disappeared without a trace. Not saying that there was any connection, other than a similar approach and views.

As I wrote in a post in another thread, it feels...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:36
Replies: 162,784
Views: 6,955,611
Posted By MSS
How about hanging a water filled balloon above...

How about hanging a water filled balloon above the feeder and shooting that when the squirrel is underneath?
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:14
Replies: 162,784
Views: 6,955,611
Posted By MSS
The quality solution......... ...

The quality solution.........


https://www.air-arms.co.uk/tx200.html


......nice meat filled pies for lunch!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 13:03
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
Perhaps they didn't know that you would be...

Perhaps they didn't know that you would be fitting the large screen plasma tele's later?

I've just had a thought - with all the problems recruiting care home staff and the cost of heating care...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By MSS
This is cruel - leaving the rest of us wondering...

This is cruel - leaving the rest of us wondering what was in the PM.

It's a bit like the wife leaving you and not knowing why.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2021, 12:00
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By MSS
I think your numbers are for cars where the...

I think your numbers are for cars where the specific model is not specified. You would need to add model specific number to obtain the total.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2021, 18:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By MSS
You have to ask yourself why any mechanic would...

You have to ask yourself why any mechanic would want to touch someone else's 15+ year old car given that nuts/bolts may be seized and if something breaks a lot of people would blame the mechanic then...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2021, 21:35
Replies: 52
Views: 2,695
Posted By MSS
I fear that you fellow peasants are failing to...

I fear that you fellow peasants are failing to appreciate the direction of travel insofar that the housing market and property ownership is concerned.

At the moment, roughly 5% of the UK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2021, 12:44
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By MSS
The term output is ambiguous. Whilst alternators...

The term output is ambiguous. Whilst alternators have a relatively constant voltage output vs engine RPM, their current output is related to the RPM by curve that roughly has the form of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2021, 11:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
Another thanks for X-part

I've just bought and received some genuine X-part clips for the boot carpet. Excellent service. Sadly no fudge, but the clips seem like good quality i.e. not cheap brittle plastic.

As I fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2021, 21:57
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By MSS
I agree with the above and have made the same...

I agree with the above and have made the same point many times before. I have also made the point that I never seem to have issues with premature failure of suspension components and this is possibly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By MSS
Did you hope to initiate a discussion on the...

Did you hope to initiate a discussion on the basis of the paper? If so, to what end?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 19:03
Replies: 110
Views: 5,611
Posted By MSS
Sally and I are both really, really sorry and...

Sally and I are both really, really sorry and just shocked, Andy. Our deepest condolences.
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 15:19
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Kev - I fully respect your right to hold the...

Kev - I fully respect your right to hold the above rather interesting view. I am however curious, do you ever take holidays abroad?

Indeed, do you ever visit Wales or Scotland?

Finally, I guess...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 14:53
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Please Wraymond, do not do yourself down. I think...

Please Wraymond, do not do yourself down. I think you are so clever that at times you allow us to see right through your writing! ;):bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 13:40
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MSS
You need an appropriate type of isolation switch....

You need an appropriate type of isolation switch. Get a qualified electrician to advise/fit.

See https://www2.theiet.org/forums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=205&threadid=105202
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 12:06
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
I guess that's better than saying "for a few...

I guess that's better than saying "for a few little jobs" :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 10:06
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
It's amazing what they get prisoners to do these...

It's amazing what they get prisoners to do these days.

What were you in for?

:D
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2021, 10:00
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By MSS
We have had cuts lasting 2 days during severe...

We have had cuts lasting 2 days during severe cold in the past. These things happen.

My small 2.8KW generator easily powers a kettle, microwave, single hotplate etc. If necessary I am also able to...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 18:33
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Point 2 - OK it's just Macron? Point 3 -...

Point 2 - OK it's just Macron?


Point 3 - not at all. No umbrage, just a bit of amusement.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 15:38
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Thank you. So, would you say that the first three...

Thank you. So, would you say that the first three of the four points in BJ's letter to Macron fall under this particular treaty?

Putting aside the fact that the Frenchies are bad, would you say...
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2021, 13:05
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Wraymond, as possibly one of the uninitiated...

Wraymond, as possibly one of the uninitiated (:o), I wonder if I can ask you to confirm whether this particular treaty allows for British policemen to patrol French beaches and likewise, of concern...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 22:52
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
What do you see when you look at pictures of those migrants and their families?

I see people who will work as hard as anyone to make ends meet and in their young I see future doctors, scientists, kitchen fitters and so on.

I don't have a clear view on whether the migrants...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 21:09
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
As a minimum it provides you with a platform to...

As a minimum it provides you with a platform to upset people. This alone is worth £10 per annum (I would say actually more). ;)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th November 2021, 20:13
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By MSS
1-2 hours should be perfectly fine Mick provided...

1-2 hours should be perfectly fine Mick provided the car gets good runs of say 10+ miles to keep the battery charged up.The average current draw will not be more than a few few amps.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 20:09
Replies: 49
Views: 2,333
Posted By MSS
An ice hockey puck placed on the pan works well...

An ice hockey puck placed on the pan works well to protect the lifting points.
...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 18:31
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
May I ask which 'settled law' you are referring...

May I ask which 'settled law' you are referring to?

As far as I understand it, EU law is applicable within the EU, not between the EU and the UK.

It is not unreasonable to assume that the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th November 2021, 18:17
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By MSS
Mick, It al depends on how old or poor the...

Mick,

It al depends on how old or poor the design of the DAB section is in a specific radio. It's reasonable to assume that an old design would consume 500mW more in DAB mode than FM. At 12V, this...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th November 2021, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By MSS
DAB radios do consume a lot more power than am/fm...

DAB radios do consume a lot more power than am/fm - it can be a factor of 3+.

DAB requires a lot of signal processing to decode the digital signal and the early radios used quite power hungry...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 15:09
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Correct me if I am wrong but the EU regulations...

Correct me if I am wrong but the EU regulations to which you refer also state that the distribution of refugees across EU countries is to be proportionate. At the moment, I believe the French take...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 10:10
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By MSS
The valves in the radio was a case of planning...

The valves in the radio was a case of planning ahead during the cold war. The radio would work even following a nuclear strike and EMP release.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 09:38
Replies: 36
Views: 1,513
Posted By MSS
Up to the late 1970's most vehicles did not...

Up to the late 1970's most vehicles did not charge the battery well at idle. Motorcycles did not at all. When Honda launched the CX500 V-twin in 1978, they made a huge thing of the fact that its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 09:30
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
Don't let it bother you Rev. COLVERT has said in...

Don't let it bother you Rev. COLVERT has said in another post that he s 84 and we have to make allowances. Although I don't think it is an age thing, more likely the effect of making lead based...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 00:52
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
Forgive me, but I am at a loss as to what is your...

Forgive me, but I am at a loss as to what is your argument, or indeed why you are arguing at all. If you do not wish to purchase parts from X-part, don't do so, I dont believe Simon will care. If you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 23:46
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
Would you then be selling your marvel of...

Would you then be selling your marvel of engineering for £50? :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 19:26
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By MSS
At least not when you went in! :D

At least not when you went in! :D
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 17:22
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
I think you have answered you own point! I...

I think you have answered you own point!

I also think you need to do some reading up on Syria and Yemen. The latter is still bombed on a weekly basis by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia using...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2021, 13:46
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By MSS
Personally, I don't subscribe to the view that...

Personally, I don't subscribe to the view that extra grease is needed. But respect that others have the opposite view. In any case, you may be invalidating the 4-year warranty by doing so.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 12:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
I did not fit the arms myself. I have a choice...

I did not fit the arms myself. I have a choice between three professionals - one local garage and two well known MGR experts on forums. However, I am not just a purchaser of services, I usually spend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
Just to reiterate, Simon offered in his opening...

Just to reiterate, Simon offered in his opening post an additional choice in the form of X-part direct. He did not advise whether a person should use one source or another. It is for each person to...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 10:36
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Ian - I think you need to edit your post as some...

Ian - I think you need to edit your post as some comments made by others are appearing to be attributed to Simondi.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 09:42
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Interesting pictures you have included at the...

Interesting pictures you have included at the bottom of the post. Are you able to explain what the middle one is trying to say?

To anyone not familar with this thread, I suspect Israel will be the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 23:39
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By MSS
Frightened of technologically advanced cars?

Here's something for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cwiooaf32c
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 21:43
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
Yes but not a complete lie. On the whole when the...

Yes but not a complete lie. On the whole when the light is green the battery has a reasonable amount of stored charge.

Would you by any chance be trying to show off that you know something about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 21:37
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By MSS
I troy to poof reid my pists bit occupationally...

I troy to poof reid my pists bit occupationally moss thongs.

woll tri hurder/
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 19:25
Replies: 113
Views: 2,873
Posted By MSS
Are you questioning the viability of Priti...

Are you questioning the viability of Priti Patel's latest plan? :shrug:




There is a school of thought that the skill shortage is largely a smokescreen manufactured by business and financial...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 17:13
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By MSS
Meyle HD or Delphi.

Meyle HD or Delphi.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 09:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By MSS
There are alternative solutions to stopping...

There are alternative solutions to stopping people driving due to age relation conditions. A middle lane reserved for OAP's on motorways for example.

I would overhault the motorway network with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 08:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By MSS
I have the genuine Halfords set and whilst not...

I have the genuine Halfords set and whilst not perfect they serve the purpose. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 23:37
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By MSS
I've been prcticing and honing the qualities...

I've been prcticing and honing the qualities mentioned in the post above yours for years. It's great to see that someone has finally recognised my achievemnt. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 22:36
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
Ctek chargers have lights to indicate the stages...

Ctek chargers have lights to indicate the stages through which the charger has progressed. This includes a light for the fully charged, monitoring/topping-up stage.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 18:06
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
And here, you are buying parts from the business...

And here, you are buying parts from the business (now part of X-Part) that was part of MG Rover when it existed. It was sold off to Caterpillar/X-Part. I don't see how that is any different from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 17:47
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By MSS
Ronnie - I suspect it was probably you from whom...

Ronnie - I suspect it was probably you from whom I heard about PIAA bulbs being half decent in the distant past :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 17:43
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
If I go and buy a part for my Omega from...

If I go and buy a part for my Omega from Vauxhall, it will be genuine Vauxhall even if not manufactured by the OEM many years ago around the time that the Omega was still in production. Why would it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By MSS
How about...

How about http://www.piaa.co.uk/bulbs/bulbshow.asp?ID=hyperarros

I have heard that PIAA bulbs are supposed to be good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 14:05
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
BMW intentionally not included

I had included BMW in my initial post but then updated it and removed the manufacturer. I consider that BMW drivers have advanced to the extent that they are now almost socially acceptable. I suspect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 13:41
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
Simon - I hope you have now realised why I gave...

Simon - I hope you have now realised why I gave you the opportunity to confirm if you had received free sweets from X-Part. Evidently they are important in opinion forming and development of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 10:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By MSS
Simon, thanks for the information. Is it just...

Simon, thanks for the information. Is it just genuine parts and excellent service that impressed you or did they also send free sweets? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 09:42
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By MSS
Chris, your post is so politically incorrect. We...

Chris, your post is so politically incorrect. We do not have fat people - they are people of lower lightness.

Also, you got my name wrong again. I guess we all look the same? :eek: To keep you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2021, 00:34
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
We should recognise that the club and associated...

We should recognise that the club and associated forum is a commercial enterprise and the owner/directors determine the subscription model.

That having been said, having returned to the forum...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 21:27
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By MSS
If only I was as wise! :o ...

If only I was as wise! :o







At last, soeone has recognised my finest qualities. :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 20:17
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By MSS
A couple of questions for you, sir. 1. Do...

A couple of questions for you, sir.

1. Do not think the point being made about the safety and insurance aspects is relevant and to the point?

2. If you do, do you have a more effective way of...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd November 2021, 20:02
Replies: 165
Views: 4,623
Posted By MSS
I think this debate is now more interesting than...

I think this debate is now more interesting than the main thread topic. My hopes have been truly dashed. I started off wanting to make friends with dentists so that I could enjoy holidays with these...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By MSS
I do accept one drawback of technologically...

I do accept one drawback of technologically advanced cars - the human reproduction for which cars like the Ford Cortina were a key platform may not be possible unless those indulging are happy for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 13:06
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
My reasoning behind the suggestion was that...

My reasoning behind the suggestion was that perhaps things turned themselves on because the battery voltage fell below a certain threshold that is required for normal operation. This could be due to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 12:56
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By MSS
I agree. In the same way as both our keyless...

I agree. In the same way as both our keyless entry cars have mechanical keys stored within the keyless transmitter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:37
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By MSS
This just proves my point. Have you never seen a...

This just proves my point. Have you never seen a person dressed in modern attire as I described? The phone is part of the fashion and in a carefully positioned pocket!

God, we have some work to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:23
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By MSS
I would start the process of elimination by...

I would start the process of elimination by removing the battery terminals and putting the ctek on the battery to see if it will achieve and retain full charge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 11:18
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By MSS
Here is the problem with that paragraph. The...

Here is the problem with that paragraph. The writer calls others 'modern idiots' and 'lazy'. Only an idiotic person (there may be a better four-letter description beginning with p!) would do this,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 10:08
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
As Colvert has not returned to respond to my...

As Colvert has not returned to respond to my comment about confidence in the charger, I will explain my thinking.

If the battery exploded there is a high probability that gasses were set alight by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 09:11
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
The Renault dci engine family is only used in the...

The Renault dci engine family is only used in the P-class Mercedes cars. The P-class resides at the lower end of a number of other Mercedes smaller class of cars.

Key: P = Peasant


:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 21:45
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
So the nitrous oxide injection kit wasn't to...

So the nitrous oxide injection kit wasn't to blame? :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 21:41
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
Did you notice that none of us were very specific...

Did you notice that none of us were very specific about what may have caused the battery to explode?

But we were very specific in giving our views about the charger.

I do hope he does not take...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 18:47
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By MSS
Ian that will teach you to be helpful! :p: ...

Ian that will teach you to be helpful! :p:

Were you thinking about an airbag not being just any modification but removal of a critical safety system?

I do hope the OP writes up the full story...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 17:15
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By MSS
Is this your confession about being culpable for...

Is this your confession about being culpable for the demise of the British car industry? :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
I agree with most of your post, which as usual is...

I agree with most of your post, which as usual is spot on. I would however say that none of Mercedes engines are low volume. They are all very high volume because Mercedes only produce a few engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 12:18
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
That is exactly the point I was making. That one...

That is exactly the point I was making. That one person's experience does not make it a common occurrence - positive or negative.

When looking at what is a common issue, it is important to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:30
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By MSS
I agree. Then we can all get on with the really...

I agree. Then we can all get on with the really exciting part - the debate about how Simon should have done the job!

I have never been near a KV6 but already have my critique all prepared. :D:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:12
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
But that does not make it a common or a well...

But that does not make it a common or a well known fault. It is a fault experienced by your neighbour. Faults occur on all cars, which is one of the reasons Rover engines had a particularly bad...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:38
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
I have CTEK - a MSX 0.8 and a MSX 5.0. The 0.8Amp...

I have CTEK - a MSX 0.8 and a MSX 5.0. The 0.8Amp device costs around £40 and is all that is needed for battery maintenance. The 5.0Amp device is useful as a charger and a maintainer. It also handles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:28
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
Yep - that is the sort of fund holding I had in...

Yep - that is the sort of fund holding I had in mind. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 09:24
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
There is no common water pump issue on any of the...

There is no common water pump issue on any of the Mercedes engines fitted to the E-Class.

The only real 'common' e-class engine issues are a) injector 'black death' i.e. injector very difficult to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 23:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
It would be difficult for anyone to know why your...

It would be difficult for anyone to know why your battery exploded unless careful examination of the internals is undertaken by a battery expert. That is if the internals can still be found....
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:21
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By MSS
Being able to drive in Naples or Athens (or...

Being able to drive in Naples or Athens (or Mumbai, Dehli...) without having an accident just shows how reckless a driver you must be and it could be argued need to be taken off the roads. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 18:14
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By MSS
Trickle by definition means a low charge current...

Trickle by definition means a low charge current - say around 100mA. This should not be enough to make anything explode. Are you sure you have a low-current smart charger?

What make and model of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2021, 18:02
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By MSS
I would say that's a good MPG and the same as...

I would say that's a good MPG and the same as what I get.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 17:37
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By MSS
Google drive is perfectly fine - with each email...

Google drive is perfectly fine - with each email address you get 15GB storage space free with the ability to link to stored objects. Also 5GB with free personal outlook.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2021, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By MSS
It's when you get one for having an uncouth...

It's when you get one for having an uncouth object in the top water hose that you would need to worry! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2021, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By MSS
Yes but remember that it's all downhill from...

Yes but remember that it's all downhill from here! :D




Don't forget the biggest morons of all - the successive governments and the public for not supporting the car industry. We must not be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By MSS
It's my years of training and practice, I'm...

It's my years of training and practice, I'm afraid. I hold a Risk Management Master qualification, which is really sad, but not as bad as a Quality Management qualification! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 18:31
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
I have said the same a number of times over the...

I have said the same a number of times over the years. I would allow say 3 months free membership for newcomers to taste the offering and then the subscription would apply.

We could have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 18:22
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By MSS
Simon, Will you be undertaking the task...

Simon,

Will you be undertaking the task alone or inviting along those with different views on the root-cause of these leaks so that Fiona can experience the air of camaraderie and mutual respect...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:14
Replies: 165
Views: 4,623
Posted By MSS
Martin, you have painted to a totally different...

Martin, you have painted to a totally different picture of dentists to common perception, including that held by myself.

Dentists now off the list for post-revolution treatment! :D
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:08
Replies: 96
Views: 2,464
Posted By MSS
Polski fiat?

Polski fiat?
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By MSS
Panic not members, I am sure we over 60's will be...

Panic not members, I am sure we over 60's will be given a private chauffeur each as part of a quad-lock.

With such vote winning ideas, I should be in politics! :D:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 13:50
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By MSS
It's no different to being out in the car and...

It's no different to being out in the car and losing the key or an electroinc key failing.

People often drop their phones and break them which makes them non-functional. It's a risk.

Whenever I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 09:23
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
This cannot happen for the majority because a...

This cannot happen for the majority because a private pension is nothing more than a long-term savings scheme where the pension funds are invested in the stock market. The majority of people do not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 09:12
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
I agree, although I was only thinking of biscuits...

I agree, although I was only thinking of biscuits when I wrote that line.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:41
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By MSS
From memory early ones also suffered from pushrod...

From memory early ones also suffered from pushrod wear issues as they were at an angle - sort of twisted. But many covered 35k+ miles.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 20:38
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
This has not just upset but offended me. It wa...

This has not just upset but offended me. It wa such a promising start as well! :smilie_re:
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:20
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By MSS
The CB550 was nice. I always wanted a CX500, but...

The CB550 was nice. I always wanted a CX500, but never got one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 20:17
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By MSS
You have to subscribe to trikey's pension fund!...

You have to subscribe to trikey's pension fund! :D

I think your original post is a good one!
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:14
Replies: 165
Views: 4,623
Posted By MSS
Discriminate between discrimination types

It is discrimination. However it is not discrimination on the basis of one of the legally protected characteristics e.g. sex, religion, age, disability,...

Whether vaccination status should be one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
It's never as simple as that. Mark up is normally...

It's never as simple as that. Mark up is normally a ratio of the sale price to buy price. But a car manufacturer has to hold and manage inventory for at least 10 years after the car ceases...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 00:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
Yes. Cars have been relatively cheap to buy,...

Yes. Cars have been relatively cheap to buy, maintain and run during the past 20ish years. This has created a real problem in towns and cities because some households are able to afford 2-3 cars...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 00:03
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By MSS
#midsuffolkmafia sounds better. I think...

#midsuffolkmafia sounds better.

I think member YHT may also be a local?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 00:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By MSS
If a car has done over 70k miles and the clutch...

If a car has done over 70k miles and the clutch is heavy or the biting point incorrect, my approach would be to get a specialist to replace with a 3-part kit plus the master cylinder, guide tube etc....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2021, 23:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By MSS
I generally try to have the same tyres, purchased...

I generally try to have the same tyres, purchased together, all around. I will never mix tyres on an axle, not even of the same type but with different wear/age. If one needs replacing due to...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 23:32
Replies: 165
Views: 4,623
Posted By MSS
I noticed that earlier. Quite unbelievable....

I noticed that earlier. Quite unbelievable. Hopefully the majority - unvaccinated and vaccinated - will show their disdain for the seller's advert.
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 17:03
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By MSS
Buy an Indian made Royal Enfield. The latest...

Buy an Indian made Royal Enfield. The latest machines are designed in a purpose built centre in the UK.

They still sound like true British bikes!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 09:13
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
John - you have all the qualities to manage a...

John - you have all the qualities to manage a premium car dealership with 17 year olds as your master technicians. Although I think you may have undercharged on the consumables! :D




Simon -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 23:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By MSS
Our cars are actually very cheap to maintain. As...

Our cars are actually very cheap to maintain. As are most cars of the same era e.g Vauxhall Omega, Astra, Ingsignia, Ford Focus, Mondeo etc. This is because a) parts are cheap and b) people no longer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 21:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By MSS
Simon, Please try not to detract from the...

Simon, Please try not to detract from the exchange of views with factual accuracy! :grin:
I have to confess that even though I don't like SUV's much, I often develop that feeling of...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 21:17
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By MSS
I bet Turkey's don't like East Europeans much....

I bet Turkey's don't like East Europeans much. They were probably planning for a long happy life following Brexit!
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 21:03
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By MSS
But greenfield sites are much more attractive...

But greenfield sites are much more attractive when the buildings are converted into flats due to the lack of demand for their intended use. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 10:56
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By MSS
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By MSS
I've not seen the 400 or at least not really...

I've not seen the 400 or at least not really noticed it. There are a couple of 75's in the area. Not surprising I guess given that Kerridges would have had a loyal local customer base.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 09:14
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By MSS
I have loads of S/H genuine ones if anyone wants...

I have loads of S/H genuine ones if anyone wants to buy a set. I replenish stock regularly! :grin:
It may be a bird. I have had crows attack bits of trim on my cars frequently in the past.
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