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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2021, 10:02
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Bolin
Thanks Paul, I guess for the earlier R8 200 I...

Thanks Paul, I guess for the earlier R8 200 I need to ask the 200/400 club.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2021, 17:23
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Bolin
I guess the club only has access to 75/ZT...

I guess the club only has access to 75/ZT records? I would love to look up up a couple of R8s.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2021, 17:18
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Bolin
When I installed mine it worked straight off, no...

When I installed mine it worked straight off, no T4 needed. Could be an age thing i.e. dependent on when the car was built?
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2021, 15:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Bolin
You can't punish someone if they are dead -...

You can't punish someone if they are dead - perhaps the US 'SuperMax' jails are a concept worth considering for the very worst offenders.



SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN APPOINTED IN THE FIRST...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2021, 15:15
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bolin
Think it was £1.43 for diesel yesterday, good...

Think it was £1.43 for diesel yesterday, good thing it was £30 only:eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2021, 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Bolin
Either an option or there were some Japanese spec...

Either an option or there were some Japanese spec Club models with manual leather at around that time.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2021, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Bolin
For the rear I think it is the clips that hold...

For the rear I think it is the clips that hold the long finisher leaking, the finisher tends to shift backwards over time, pulling it away at the rear as the end point travels along a bit of bodywork...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2021, 14:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By Bolin
Simon, do those instructions perhaps relate to...

Simon, do those instructions perhaps relate to the MG ZS 180 (which is same as 75 2.5 177) rather than the ZT 180 Auto?

EDT - quick look at my Sealey instructions, only mentions ZT/ZT-T 190...
Forum: Technology Forum 17th August 2021, 22:42
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Bolin
Thank you, I thought that would be the case. ...

Thank you, I thought that would be the case.

Changing the plug unfortunately isn't an option as the charger has a 5 year warranty.



I was wondering what the difference is r.e. what the third...
Forum: Technology Forum 17th August 2021, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Bolin
Using an EU to UK plug adapter with smart battery charger?

Hi all, technology question so I thought I would ask here as there as bound to be knowledgeable folk who can advise.

I have a smart battery charger with a EU 2-pin plug. Is it OK to use with a...
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2021, 15:30
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Bolin
I am very happy with the Viofo A129 Duo. I don't...

I am very happy with the Viofo A129 Duo. I don't think there is a suction attachment (unlike older Viofo models) but instead you can buy extra mounts and hardwire/rear cam cables. So just unclip the...
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2021, 15:24
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Bolin
The ones built in Belguim (Seneffe) were no...

The ones built in Belguim (Seneffe) were no better, and in some aspects (paint) were worse!
Forum: Items Wanted 4th July 2021, 13:57
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bolin
Bump - still looking for these:)

Bump - still looking for these:)
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2021, 18:01
Replies: 1,394
Views: 77,455
Posted By Bolin
I believe there is/was an amnesty in relation to...

I believe there is/was an amnesty in relation to the Covid jab for everybody's sake. I remember an announcement about it.
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2021, 17:59
Replies: 1,394
Views: 77,455
Posted By Bolin
ABSOLUTELY - and there are members of my family...

ABSOLUTELY - and there are members of my family waiting for treatment.

The last thing we need is healthcare being delayed due to completely preventable reasons.

The current backlog of care is...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 16:58
Replies: 1,394
Views: 77,455
Posted By Bolin
There have been at least a couple of prominent...

There have been at least a couple of prominent cases of those spreading or believing conspiracy theories then dying of the virus.

The Darwin Award will be a good laugh this year......
Forum: Items Wanted 27th April 2021, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bolin
Hi Steve, thanks for the reply, yes I have seen...

Hi Steve, thanks for the reply, yes I have seen those, they are the later type with badges stuck on, I would like the early type with the recess for the badge as they do sit a bit more nicely with...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th April 2021, 15:49
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bolin
Hello Josh, thank you for your reply but if these...

Hello Josh, thank you for your reply but if these are the ones that you are selling on eBay I will give them a miss as they appear to have bent metal ends and are covered in some white stuff anyway.
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd April 2021, 11:26
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bolin
PPD D-post trims - Rover badge type

Hello all

I am looking for a pair of LH & RH pre-Project Drive D-post trims that have the recess for the Rover longship badge.

Both trims must be immaculate except for the badge itself - which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2021, 18:50
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Bolin
There was a specific Rover 75 tax disc holder on...

There was a specific Rover 75 tax disc holder on some early cars. Quite rare now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2021, 21:22
Replies: 87
Views: 6,243
Posted By Bolin
Thanks Rick:bowdown:

Thanks Rick:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2021, 21:17
Replies: 87
Views: 6,243
Posted By Bolin
Hi Rick, apologies for very late post - I would...

Hi Rick, apologies for very late post - I would like one supplied only if I can arrange & pay for fitting with you at some later point in the future (not sure which IPK I will end up putting it in)....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2021, 11:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Bolin
The nut in question has an oval thread! It is not...

The nut in question has an oval thread! It is not a usual nut.
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2021, 22:14
Replies: 72
Views: 3,265
Posted By Bolin
Done. A few months back I was driving east...

Done.

A few months back I was driving east on the M3 in the left lane (what used to be the hard shoulder), following a lorry.

I was getting closer to the lorry, to the point whee I was about to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Bolin
I posted about this precisely a decade ago...... ...

I posted about this precisely a decade ago......

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=80098
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 08:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Bolin
My driver's sill is going the whole length of the...

My driver's sill is going the whole length of the seam where it meets the floorpan - probably because the sill is dented so the chrome strip doesn't sit well, which lets water in through the holes I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 08:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Bolin
Wow and there was me a couple of years ago...

Wow and there was me a couple of years ago thinking it was cleaver to buy a whole side of a car as the only way to get a spare sill - well done Tom:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2021, 18:09
Replies: 1,394
Views: 77,455
Posted By Bolin
NO - the two vaccines currently used in the UK do...

NO - the two vaccines currently used in the UK do not use attenuated SARS-CoV-2.

They use mRNA & DNA to instruct your cells to synthesize the virus' spike protein, so the immune system can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 12:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bolin
Thank you Andy, I hope then it was just a bad...

Thank you Andy, I hope then it was just a bad batch - the only other (very rare) cases I have read of relate to problems after changing the belts which obviously can't be so if they've not been...
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2021, 12:32
Replies: 104
Views: 5,539
Posted By Bolin
That sounds like good news to me if proven -...

That sounds like good news to me if proven - anything simple to kill the virus should help.

Why would it be a spanner in the works? The vaccines currently used in the UK don't use whole SAR-CoV-2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2021, 12:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bolin
Hi Andy, is this problem more frequent with the...

Hi Andy, is this problem more frequent with the 2.0 or does it affect the 2.5 as well? (given the cams themselves are different).

Any idea on the cause? A manufacturing weakness in the cams? Or an...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 17:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bolin
Also - those arranging appointments on 119 just...

Also - those arranging appointments on 119 just see the same website that you can see at home, no extra information or suchlike. Basically it is for people without internet.

If whilst making your...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd February 2021, 17:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bolin
I posted this on another thread, hope it is...

I posted this on another thread, hope it is useful.

Some info might be helpful:

There are 3 types of places offering vaccines:

Hospital Hubs - main hospitals, not very small 'cottage'...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 20:25
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bolin
Pardon my curiosity, but where did you read that?...

Pardon my curiosity, but where did you read that?

Certainly agree the movement of the heavy hoses is the culprit. My curved pipe fractured due to this, causing massive coolant loss. Now sorted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 20:14
Replies: 37
Views: 2,540
Posted By Bolin
I'm sure titling head restraints were standard on...

I'm sure titling head restraints were standard on Club upwards and were never deleted.

However, they are stiff and there is no button. Give them a really hard push on one direction or other than...
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2021, 12:39
Replies: 104
Views: 5,539
Posted By Bolin
I posted this on another thread, hope it is...

I posted this on another thread, hope it is useful.

Some info might be helpful:

There are 3 types of places offering vaccines:

Hospital Hubs - main hospitals, not very small 'cottage'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 12:36
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Bolin
Lovely - and one of the rarer last cars from...

Lovely - and one of the rarer last cars from Cowley with body coloured sills and bumper bottoms.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 13:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bolin
Some info might be helpful: There are 3...

Some info might be helpful:

There are 3 types of places offering vaccines:

Hospital Hubs - main hospitals, not very small 'cottage' hospitals from what I gather.

Local Vaccination Service -...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 12:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bolin
Hi Clive, I haven't heard this before, all I have...

Hi Clive, I haven't heard this before, all I have from multiple sources is that you cannot chose which one you get.

EXCEPT for those with severe allergies to the ingredients of the Pfizer jab, who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bolin
Yes legal - MGR started with 205/15 on Crowns and...

Yes legal - MGR started with 205/15 on Crowns and Contours then reduced it to 195/15 under project drive. So factory cars had the narrower size fitted to wheels that initially were supplied with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 22:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Bolin
There is some interesting information here on...

There is some interesting information here on effectiveness after one dose:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a-single-vaccine-dose


As per the OP's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2021, 21:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bolin
As an alternative the narrower 195 tyres can also...

As an alternative the narrower 195 tyres can also be fitted to the standard 75 alloy wheels (Crown, Contour and Comet).

MGR did a set of snow chains but they were only for use on 195 width tyres.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2021, 21:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Bolin
Hi Simon, unfortunately your post contains some...

Hi Simon, unfortunately your post contains some misunderstanding about the current covid-19 vaccines and how a positive test could occur.

The two vaccines currently in use in the UK do not use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2020, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Bolin
Just reading this post I thought I knew who you...

Just reading this post I thought I knew who you were talking about and I was right, same eBay username, I have had good service from him in the past.

Whilst I don't like seeing cars being broken...
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2020, 10:41
Replies: 55
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bolin
Also remember that the map only shows 3 or more...

Also remember that the map only shows 3 or more cases per week, so if the wider district around you has had 2 cases per council ward (I think that is what the map is based on) then it shows as all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2020, 10:30
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Bolin
Advice on spray painting

Hi all, I would appreciate some advice on spray painting window frames (OK for a Fiat Multipla not a 75/ZT).

The frames were covered originally by black stick-on transfers which have wrinkled and...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2020, 17:14
Replies: 55
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bolin
The number of cases has increased in the past...

The number of cases has increased in the past month but hospital admissions do not appear to have (yet) risen in line with that.

Perhaps the increase in cases is being driven by younger folk who...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2020, 18:32
Replies: 55
Views: 2,967
Posted By Bolin
Only because they effectively 'cheated' by...

Only because they effectively 'cheated' by stopping all the other things that the NHS needed to be doing.

Which means lots of other health problems coming down the line due to delayed treatment,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2020, 18:06
Replies: 22
Views: 2,231
Posted By Bolin
Fantastic colour combination he has chosen - same...

Fantastic colour combination he has chosen - same as the CDT I had as a roundabout (I got lucky the first decent one I could buy quickly had such a lovely combination).

Copperleaf and Sandstone is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2020, 14:57
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Bolin
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd June 2020, 13:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,206
Posted By Bolin
Bump - anybody got one going spare?

Bump - anybody got one going spare?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2020, 14:52
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Bolin
Classics for Carers today 7th June

A few of us from this forum are taking part:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=305178

I think I also spotted Simondi's cars on the event's facebook page.

Weather been...
Forum: Events and Meets 7th June 2020, 10:42
Replies: 8
Views: 6,296
Posted By Bolin
My Allegro estate is joined by my Rover 75 this...

My Allegro estate is joined by my Rover 75 this time.
...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 15:56
Replies: 61
Views: 4,360
Posted By Bolin
Lost livelihoods can be rebuilt. Lost lives...

Lost livelihoods can be rebuilt.

Lost lives cannot be brought back from the dead.





Brian, what evidence do you have for this?
Forum: Events and Meets 1st June 2020, 14:56
Replies: 8
Views: 6,296
Posted By Bolin
If you are intending to take part and would like...

If you are intending to take part and would like to display a rally plate or sticker on the day, then I suggest you order ASAP to ensure delivery before Sunday - in some places Royal Mail deliveries...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 30th May 2020, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bolin
Many thanks for the replies chaps:bowdown: - I...

Many thanks for the replies chaps:bowdown: - I actually ordered some cheap make-up brushes after Cliff's reply, so I'll see how I get on with those. If I find they don't do it for me then I'll...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 27th May 2020, 12:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bolin
Can anybody recommend some brushes for nooks and crannies?

As titled - could anybody please recommend some brushes for cleaning the nooks and crannies on the car?

I am mainly thinking about around the chrome trim, window seals etc.

My car is 'slightly...
Forum: Events and Meets 27th May 2020, 12:28
Replies: 8
Views: 6,296
Posted By Bolin
Many thanks for posting this up Paul, and thanks...

Many thanks for posting this up Paul, and thanks must also go to MGjim whose post is where I first learnt about this event:bowdown::bowdown:

At the first event in May there was a wide range of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2020, 12:52
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Bolin
I bought a socket and ground it down with an...

I bought a socket and ground it down with an angle grinder until it fitted in the gap.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 11:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bolin
Yes, as above, he passed it to a special...

Yes, as above, he passed it to a special 'executive complaints' department.

Funnily enough, the second reply from their social media team showed that they had obviously mis-read/misunderstood my...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2020, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Bolin
Happy birthday Eric, I remember meeting you many...

Happy birthday Eric, I remember meeting you many years ago with your special edition 75. Hope it is still as lovely now as it was then.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2020, 19:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By Bolin
Interesting Brian - my own observations were that...

Interesting Brian - my own observations were that the sill finisher trim tends to work its way backwards, an as it does the back end starts to come away from the bodywork very very slightly due to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 19:33
Replies: 48
Views: 5,682
Posted By Bolin
Very good indeed - after a quick look at his...

Very good indeed - after a quick look at his previous posts I added my edit to say I thought he was hacked as his past postings looked pretty normal at first.

Well done for catching him...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 17:36
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By Bolin
Sorry to read this. Family means more than...

Sorry to read this. Family means more than anything.
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 17:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bolin
I similar situation for me but at an earlier...

I similar situation for me but at an earlier phase of life - I was 25 when I had to start looking after my dad, for the first couple of years I did manage to do an couple of short stints of work at...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 17:28
Replies: 34
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bolin
I'm 34, for my generation retiring in our 50s is...

I'm 34, for my generation retiring in our 50s is simply a fantasy:(

I'm sure the state pension age will be 70 before I retire, and with house prices being what they are early retirement is simply...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 17:21
Replies: 48
Views: 5,682
Posted By Bolin
Funnily enough I had a brief look at this thread...

Funnily enough I had a brief look at this thread last night and in the signature of this post above was a link to some law firm or suchlike. And now it's gone?

SPAM!:spam:

Either this poster...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2020, 15:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bolin
Interestingly, having emailed a reply to Yodel's...

Interestingly, having emailed a reply to Yodel's social media team to berate them for offering to help publicly then refusing to privately, despite the 'executive complaints' dept. being more...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2020, 16:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bolin
Thumbs down Yodel - public dishonesty beyond satire

OK so I had a bad experience with a delivery from Yodel - I was then invited to leave a public review, so I left a bad review.

Couple of days later, Yodel's social media team post a public reply...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2020, 15:41
Replies: 98
Views: 8,401
Posted By Bolin
Thank you for sharing Dave. Trust me, a lot...

Thank you for sharing Dave.

Trust me, a lot of people really do care - but sadly it takes a lot more than for people to generally care about a situation for it to get better, and I really hope...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2020, 20:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bolin
I did manage to remove my KV6 clutch without...

I did manage to remove my KV6 clutch without touching the subframe, but it was all a horrible job. So I suggest you do as Trikey says as there is not much room.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2020, 20:45
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By Bolin
I got one from Demon plates a year and a half...

I got one from Demon plates a year and a half ago, I think it did say 'Demon Plates' on it, which is right as the supplier (iirc the regs).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2020, 20:44
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Bolin
Wow, all looking very shiny - by that standard...

Wow, all looking very shiny - by that standard your ZT is going to be amazing.

Pleas elet me know if any of the bits I mentioned are up for grabs - but there's no rush :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2020, 12:33
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By Bolin
Jim, thank you for posting, it was from your post...

Jim, thank you for posting, it was from your post I heard about this, so a bit last minute but gave my old classic a quick wash this morning with paper rally plate and poster (proper plate ordered as...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 13:47
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By Bolin
I believe the likelihood of Western intelligence...

I believe the likelihood of Western intelligence services or governments being able to influence the safety standards of Chinese laboratories is 'not very high'.:duh:

Anyway the Chinese are...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 11:54
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By Bolin
No, it isn't safe to say that. Of course we can...

No, it isn't safe to say that. Of course we can expect countries outside China to do their own investigations into this, given the level of distrust between China and the West. But it doesn't mean...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2020, 22:03
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bolin
The other parts do fail - when my thermostat...

The other parts do fail - when my thermostat failed at 102k, the main housing and insert were fine, the curved pipe had cracked and split causing catastrophic coolant loss (others members have had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 16:57
Replies: 69
Views: 8,660
Posted By Bolin
OK before Brian disappears completely can we...

OK before Brian disappears completely can we please plug a computer into him and download all his 75/ZT knowledge......?:p:
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 16:53
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Bolin
I knew about this collection from an old Humber...

I knew about this collection from an old Humber car club video that I have seen several times. A very impressive collection.

Back in the 60s my Dad had a Mk3 Super Snipe which I think was the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Bolin
Any suggestions for if the slip rings and brushes...

Any suggestions for if the slip rings and brushes are in good condition?

I.e. what else? Regulator?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 18:09
Replies: 41
Views: 4,082
Posted By Bolin
Yes, agree - a deliberate decision to do the job...

Yes, agree - a deliberate decision to do the job such that the timing may not be spot on doesn't necessarily mean incompetence, as long as it has been done well. It could be a decision based on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 22:14
Replies: 41
Views: 4,082
Posted By Bolin
The proper tools are the only way to ensure the...

The proper tools are the only way to ensure the valve timing is spot on.

The floating sprockets are due to the manufacturing variations and tolerances for new belts.

Without using the tools you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 18:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bolin
Yes I agree - and I assume the existing service...

Yes I agree - and I assume the existing service interval indicator also goes on the side of caution.

Given that manufacturers won't want a reputation for engine failure I am sure a large dose of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 17:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bolin
What I find interesting is that the fatigue life...

What I find interesting is that the fatigue life of the glass fibre is down to number of engine revolutions but the car's service interval indicator system doesn't seem to play any part in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2020, 21:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bolin
Info from Gates regarding cam/timing belt wear

I thought I'd post a link to some info from Gates (who made the OEM cam belts on the KV6 for the 75) which I got in an email newsletter from them.

It is regarding wear on cambelts:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2020, 18:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,885
Posted By Bolin
Brian, what constitutes OEM now anyway? The...

Brian, what constitutes OEM now anyway?

The Genuine rear dampers I bought from Xpart (via Rimmers) a few years ago were unbranded and clearly different to the factory-fit Delphi items.

For...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2020, 17:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By Bolin
Just a thought, rather than data corruption...

Just a thought, rather than data corruption perhaps there is an issue with the motor that drives the needle?

Does the needle correctly sit at the blue spot when car is stone cold?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 17:23
Replies: 23
Views: 2,866
Posted By Bolin
Not sure it's a dent Andy, I think the shiny wrap...

Not sure it's a dent Andy, I think the shiny wrap is accentuating the shape of the car plus optical illusion from the building being reflected. I think!:cool:

EDIT - sunglasses smilie meaning...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2019, 18:13
Replies: 21
Views: 3,127
Posted By Bolin
Unfortunately Chris they are very unlikely to...

Unfortunately Chris they are very unlikely to give a toss.

Complaining to a hospital about such trivial matters as clinical negligence leading a dementia patient to become dehydrated, being left...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 22:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,209
Posted By Bolin
Interesting, I am yet to test the oil pressure...

Interesting, I am yet to test the oil pressure but I think Phil said that the switch is before the bearings in the lubrication circuit so should test OK at the switch and loose pressure afterwards.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,209
Posted By Bolin
Thank you for that post Lovel, that is helpful to...

Thank you for that post Lovel, that is helpful to me too.

My car sounded like a diesel, so I did the belts (which were due), replaced oil pump (precaution, I have read of some cases of them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 11:56
Replies: 47
Views: 8,212
Posted By Bolin
Made by hand, that is magnificent!:bowdown: ...

Made by hand, that is magnificent!:bowdown:


I take here that the inside has had the rust fully removed and a weldable primer spayed on?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 11:47
Replies: 26
Views: 4,163
Posted By Bolin
triky and marinabrian, thank you for your...

triky and marinabrian, thank you for your replies, much appreciated.

At the moment it looks quite likely that I will be keeping my car and getting it repaired, which will involve a lot of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Bolin
I think a couple of those without the lettering...

I think a couple of those without the lettering had been owner by MGR for a few years after build, my guess is that the original plinths failed and were replaced by later ones (which are meant to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 91
Views: 7,920
Posted By Bolin
The top of the KV6 can become oil starved leading...

The top of the KV6 can become oil starved leading to tappet noise, tappet wear and worn camshafts. I had this. Cause yet to be determined - possibly combination of very very slightly damaged bottom...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 22:11
Replies: 63
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bolin
You can get an aluminum version of the bleed...

You can get an aluminum version of the bleed screw from Rimmer Bros., the plastic one was also used on Land Rover Discovery 2 I think.

Will be interesting to see if the bottom hose solves all the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 21:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bolin
Earlier hose is very slightly longer as the...

Earlier hose is very slightly longer as the radiator had a shorter elbow. The VIN change point co-insides with the change point for the radiator elbow.

The difference is so very little I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bolin
I have one, didn't come with any instructions...

I have one, didn't come with any instructions (maybe it doesn't need any?) and no fixing screws/bolts/nuts.

I haven't mounted the bracket, no idea where best to put it:shrug:

Under the sat nav...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 17:00
Replies: 26
Views: 4,163
Posted By Bolin
So how many folks who know the difference between...

So how many folks who know the difference between good welding repairs and poor have examined his workmanship and found it to be good?

Mine needs an epic rust rebuild of the lower A-posts/front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Bolin
I have seen a photo of a car with one, I think...

I have seen a photo of a car with one, I think the car was for sale and was pre-production.

Very rare but a nice touch, can't be too hard to find an image file of the Rover logo and get it printed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 19:34
Replies: 329
Views: 62,277
Posted By Bolin
Steve, I think there are at least 3 types of...

Steve, I think there are at least 3 types of 'Chinese' mount with the angled rubber an larger metal centre:

1.8 - KKH101372 marked with 'Tuo Pu' (confusingly using original part no.), Roewe OEM...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2019, 17:11
Replies: 22
Views: 2,512
Posted By Bolin
I have a set of parts microfiche for the 75/ZT...

I have a set of parts microfiche for the 75/ZT from Jan 2002 - somewhere....
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2019, 19:50
Replies: 103
Views: 3,986
Posted By Bolin
mss, if you think any of that is 'funny', then...

mss, if you think any of that is 'funny', then you are a sick and twisted individual.

Your apparent disgusting regard for older folk ignores the contribution they can still make to society, their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 17:34
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Bolin
Just watched this, it would have been a good...

Just watched this, it would have been a good overview but there are far too many errors - a pity.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 15:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By Bolin
However, there is one disadvantage to them..... ...

However, there is one disadvantage to them.....

In place, moisture sits between the pad and the body. Around the hole is a panel seam, between the main sill/car side and the internal jacking point...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 17:36
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Bolin
What is the scratchy stuff? Something...

What is the scratchy stuff?

Something similar to glass fibre?

Makes my hands itch, I wonder if I'm allergic to it, but I'm not allergic to glass fibre:shrug:

I wouldn't want to do the job to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 11:46
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By Bolin
What is the best quality fuel hose you can buy?

As titled - I'm looking for the best quality fuel hose for longevity.

OK, not for a Rover 75 (most of ours are bespoke moulded job with pre-fitted ends) but for an Austin Allegro!

Factory...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2019, 21:07
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Bolin
Excellent work, well done for your...

Excellent work, well done for your efforts.:bowdown:

As Rick says, there is another way to free up a clockspring pin, I was told of that method by a member who did lots of electrical mods to their...
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 2nd January 2019, 22:51
Replies: 45
Views: 22,834
Posted By Bolin
Good to see this project finished off, the end...

Good to see this project finished off, the end result looks great.

Orange wires in the interior lamp - Trikey is spot on about the phone, those wires and connector are for the microphone for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 19:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By Bolin
I converted LHD bullet powerfolds to RHD by...

I converted LHD bullet powerfolds to RHD by swapping the stanchions (there is also a roll pin to transfer) but I find my LH mirror just touches the stanchion when folded in.

Has anybody else that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 23:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bolin
Yes could be VIN 230213 to VIN 272883 are the...

Yes could be VIN 230213 to VIN 272883 are the long ones according to Rimmers, which many different types of bonnet seals.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 20:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bolin
Sliding the belt on and off the idler pulley...

Sliding the belt on and off the idler pulley worked easiest for me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bolin
Brian, I'm assuming those would be the later type...

Brian, I'm assuming those would be the later type with the blank button?:o

I managed to get a brand new early type with Rover logo from eBay a couple of years ago, oddly it had never had a blade...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bolin
I'm pretty sure all cars have the wiring in the...

I'm pretty sure all cars have the wiring in the loom, but you will need the short wiring looms from the car loom to the airbags themselves.



I think there were different headlinings, without...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Bolin
Yes, for a short while in 2002/2003, then they...

Yes, for a short while in 2002/2003, then they returned to having the foam ends again.

And the earliest cars had tiny little ones and the ends o the seal was cut at an angle.

Makes you wonder...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bolin
This guy doesn't appear to be the sharpest tool...

This guy doesn't appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

So how did he end up as a diplomat?

Maybe he got the job because of somebody he knew rather than by his own ability.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:21
Replies: 67
Views: 8,417
Posted By Bolin
Very sad to hear. Still have the issue of...

Very sad to hear.

Still have the issue of Practical Classics from 20 years ago in which he featured with his Rover P3. Great job he did with restoring that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2018, 20:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,806
Posted By Bolin
I had something similar last year when I bought...

I had something similar last year when I bought my CDT - a couple of days later I noticed the Xpower 135 sticker.

I explained to the insurer, Peter Best, that it had the genuine Rover upgrade not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2018, 19:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bolin
It is possible to get it to lock with the key...

It is possible to get it to lock with the key blade, I have managed it on mine by re-wiring it, but it was tricky to find the correct wire in the loom and one of the loom headers had different...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2018, 23:33
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Bolin
There seem to be a variety of 'Valeo' (fake) and...

There seem to be a variety of 'Valeo' (fake) and non-Valeo replacements available - one I bought in 2011 was excellent quality, much better than newer ones (and I've seen much worse now on these...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2018, 23:20
Replies: 31
Views: 4,752
Posted By Bolin
Similar thing happened to me, I thought that...

Similar thing happened to me, I thought that there was a very very slight noise most of the time, then had a few occasions with the AC on and the headlights (more load?) and it was noisy, wrongly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2018, 23:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bolin
I thought 'J' as to do with the profile of the...

I thought 'J' as to do with the profile of the wheel itself - some Allegro wheels are 'J' and some are 'C'.

Reading the info I see that profile is known as the 'collar profile', and differs for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 23:45
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By Bolin
Chocolate coin to put on the Christmas tree??...

Chocolate coin to put on the Christmas tree?? What time of year was it first registered?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 23:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bolin
I think the BMW E46 could do this on the...

I think the BMW E46 could do this on the passenger's side with no 'off' button, might be a starting point - some of the electronics might be compatible.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bolin
I had the same a few years ago from member...

I had the same a few years ago from member Supervinnie40 after I, and others, called him out for breaking rules on selling. He was never banned but doesn't appear to have caused trouble since.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 19:10
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By Bolin
I've read before that sometimes specs can be...

I've read before that sometimes specs can be wrong on the VIN/build data, and found that out myself when I got my diesel which is a Connoisseur SE but the build data & VIN plate just say Connoisseur...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2018, 16:16
Replies: 351
Views: 197,577
Posted By Bolin
Yep, you are right guys, having looked at my...

Yep, you are right guys, having looked at my other car and the dates of the rear door trims it appears that there was always just the fir tree in the upper rear corner and no screw from the factory....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 23:07
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Bolin
Well 'danger of incorrect assembly' threw me - I...

Well 'danger of incorrect assembly' threw me - I thought it didn't mean a parallel/Woodruff key that actually fitted into the pulley but something behind that only visually aligns with the notch in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 21:40
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Bolin
OK ignore this thread - I should have researched...

OK ignore this thread - I should have researched first before panicking :getmecoat:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2430017&postcount=32
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Bolin
Looking at this again, does the BMW M47 (not R)...

Looking at this again, does the BMW M47 (not R) have a proper key on the crankshaft that the pulley engages with that the M47R doesn't?

I assumed the instruction meant to visually line it up with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 21:14
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Bolin
CDT crankshaft pulley fitting - align parallel key? Not in RAVE!!

Hi folks

I have fitted a CDT crankshaft pulley as per RAVE - no mention of any special orientation whatsoever.

But have now seen a BMW manual which says this:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2018, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bolin
An hour and a half? For the 'A' service right? ...

An hour and a half? For the 'A' service right?

I have done 'C' on my diesel auto a little bit at a time over a few weeks, checked things underneath more thoroughly than the instructions in RAVE....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 22:31
Replies: 351
Views: 197,577
Posted By Bolin
Oh well, I'm not taking it off again and I don't...

Oh well, I'm not taking it off again and I don't have a spare fir tree clip anyway :getmecoat:

The screw was definitely deleted, no hole in the later door card or door.IGNORE!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 22:25
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bolin
But who was it at MGR that thought it was a good...

But who was it at MGR that thought it was a good idea? :confused:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2018, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bolin
Was that one in Mandarin?:o

Was that one in Mandarin?:o
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 22:21
Replies: 351
Views: 197,577
Posted By Bolin
Hmm, I was sure this rear door card had never...

Hmm, I was sure this rear door card had never been disturbed before.

I'll report back when I've done the other ear door card and see what that side has fitted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Bolin
Cheers guys - looks like it should have it then. ...

Cheers guys - looks like it should have it then.

Some posts on here had said about MOTs being failed for missing the heat shield, I have got a good s/h one so will fit it to be certain it won't be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 20:04
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Bolin
Cheers Andy :) - do you know if the VIN before or...

Cheers Andy :) - do you know if the VIN before or after 270971??

Just wondering as my June 2001 V6 wasn't reg'd until Feb 2003 so you never know, maybe yours was reg'd late too and the heat shield...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 20:01
Replies: 351
Views: 197,577
Posted By Bolin
On diesels, the lower engine tie bar heat shield...

On diesels, the lower engine tie bar heat shield and steering rack heat shield were both deleted.

On rear door cards, the screw in the upper rear corner was deleted and the fir tree clip EKM100270...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Bolin
Diesel back box heat shield deleted?

Hi folks

Anybody know if the heat shield for the back box on diesel models was deleted at some point (before Oct 2002)?

Mine doesn't have one, there is no change shown in the parts list or the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2018, 19:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bolin
What was the final Maintenance Check Sheet MGR published?

As titled.....

What was the final edition of the Maintenance Check Sheet (used during servicing) that MGR published for our cars?

Various things changed between editions, bits added, intervals...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd September 2018, 19:44
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bolin
Saw one on the MGR stand at the 2004 Birmingham...

Saw one on the MGR stand at the 2004 Birmingham Motor Show.

Utterly horrific.

That interior - unbelievable quality for Rover to have been selling in 2004. My Allegro is nicer inside.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 23:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,001
Posted By Bolin
There was a post about the weight/damper thing by...

There was a post about the weight/damper thing by Steve1966 a while ago, he worked on designing th engine mounts for the cars. Have a search if interested.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2018, 17:26
Replies: 116
Views: 10,635
Posted By Bolin
My advice is don't do it yourself if you have a...

My advice is don't do it yourself if you have a bad back!

My carpet was wet in three footwells, seriously heavy. Left it in the living room to dry for a couple of weeks, which didn't impress my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2018, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By Bolin
I just had a pair of these delivered, purchased...

I just had a pair of these delivered, purchased through their sister site Carparts4less, they were discounted and then there was a further discount code for a few days.

So I got the pair for £2.18...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2018, 21:03
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Bolin
I think I used a piece of wood, rubber mallet and...

I think I used a piece of wood, rubber mallet and small hammer.

Whole front end off makes the whole job much easier.

Also use a phone to take pics of the underside of the caps which you can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 15:54
Replies: 56
Views: 10,382
Posted By Bolin
Unfortunately I never had the OEM back box on my...

Unfortunately I never had the OEM back box on my car so can't compare - perhaps noise readings could be taken during static tests and compared with another car with an OEM back box, or with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2018, 15:40
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By Bolin
Sorry I can't advise on this - I retrofitted the...

Sorry I can't advise on this - I retrofitted the volumetric sensor and did a How-To but haven't had any issues.

Please let us know on the outcome.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 15:36
Replies: 35
Views: 3,335
Posted By Bolin
Has anybody had the original factory ones wear...

Has anybody had the original factory ones wear out i.e. knocking, or are they just replaced when the boots perish?

I have thought that adding new boots over the originals would allow them to carry...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 15:27
Replies: 56
Views: 10,382
Posted By Bolin
Another thought - I have the Longlife quiet...

Another thought - I have the Longlife quiet chambered back box on my 2.5V6 manual, and it might be useful to it's compare tailpipe noise with the Roewe box to see which is quieter (Roewe box will be...
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