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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 19:03
Replies: 46
Views: 659
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 15
Views: 291
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 15
Views: 291
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 2,795
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: 320
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: 2,295
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 320
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: 320
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 562
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: 25
Views: 1,087
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: 549
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 549
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: 196
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 13
Views: 525
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 562
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: 549
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: 830
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: 105
Views: 2,157
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: 13
Views: 525
Posted By MSS
Meyle HD or Delphi.

Meyle HD or Delphi.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 09:02
Replies: 23
Views: 759
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: 946
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: 830
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: 549
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 317
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 317
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: 2,795
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 34
Views: 997
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: 769
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: 2,795
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: 830
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: 830
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: 134
Views: 3,750
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: 769
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: 549
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: 769
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: 769
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: 549
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: 769
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 1,694
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 830
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: 185
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 2,367
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: 1,694
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 2,795
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: 1,694
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 23
Views: 759
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 336
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: 637
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: 336
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: 1,121
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: 519
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: 2,795
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: 2,367
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: 134
Views: 3,750
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: 2,138
Posted By MSS
Polski fiat?

Polski fiat?
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 18:03
Replies: 23
Views: 759
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: 519
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: 2,795
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: 2,795
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: 783
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: 2,795
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: 783
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: 2,795
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: 134
Views: 3,750
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 819
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: 1,261
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: 1,092
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: 134
Views: 3,750
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: 783
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: 1,694
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: 1,694
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: 1,036
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: 248
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: 294
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: 637
Posted By MSS
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 819
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: 676
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.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 23:12
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By MSS
I will have to look out for your white 75 when in...

I will have to look out for your white 75 when in and around Stowmarket. I am usually driving one of the cars under my name on the left.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 22:41
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By MSS
OK. What was wrong?

OK. What was wrong?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 22:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,637
Posted By MSS
Signing off this thread

Ref. my post #20 above, Paul had been off the forum for personal reasons but made contact and payment. He should have his meter delivered tomorrow. I thought it was worth giving this update for the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 20:32
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By MSS
I didn't see any unsafe practices, just real men...

I didn't see any unsafe practices, just real men at work! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 10:09
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
Morning Simon. Interestingly, in my younger...

Morning Simon.

Interestingly, in my younger days I was never into powerful cars. Perhaps because affording one wasn't a realistic prospect. I was more into comfort and my first car was a Talbot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 09:47
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By MSS
If the battery has been in a discharged state for...

If the battery has been in a discharged state for some time, it's possible that it is no longer able to hold a charge large enough to crank the engine i.e. is truly dead. I would try another battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 23:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
Those are the aspects that really do it for me....

Those are the aspects that really do it for me. The car has to complement and contrast one's own complexion! :D






I agree with everything you say. But what has that got to do with an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 22:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,261
Posted By MSS
A wide flat bladed screwdriver make removing the...

A wide flat bladed screwdriver make removing the top easier.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 21:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
Thanks Andy - a man who appreciates the finest....

Thanks Andy - a man who appreciates the finest. Isn't it a shame that we have these peasants among us on a Rover forum? :D

Seriously people, although our XF-S is 1.3 seconds slower than the XFR-S...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 19:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
That's another one struck off the Xmas car list!...

That's another one struck off the Xmas car list! :mad:
Forum: Was it you? 15th November 2021, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MSS
The area around here is full of people with...

The area around here is full of people with class. We all drive Rovers! :D;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 17:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
This is the problem with Rover ownership these...

This is the problem with Rover ownership these days. Too many people with no hereditary class buying them. Driver taste and class should be part of the MOT test on Rovers! :D
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2021, 13:57
Replies: 134
Views: 3,750
Posted By MSS
Correct. This is why the sensible and more...

Correct.

This is why the sensible and more effective solution would be to require all those needing and expecting care to be vaccinated. I guess this would be politically more explosive!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By MSS
If god exists....

:}...then I will win the lottery this week so that I can go and buy this.

https://used.jaguar.co.uk/approved-used/jaguar-7cd55b76f9fc85a52890ffa6657140c61400638b?___SID=U

I have always thought...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 10:02
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By MSS
Leyton, Having your car jump started will...

Leyton,

Having your car jump started will get you going, but will not help you to understand why the battery was drained in the first place.

I see that you are in Stowmarket. I am near Needham...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 20:29
Replies: 9
Oh
Views: 356
Posted By MSS
Sweet Chesnut is a majestic tree, with shiny...

Sweet Chesnut is a majestic tree, with shiny leaves, which I would recommend. We have two in the garden and they attract a lot of wildlife as well as producing masses of fruit after a hot summer.
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 10:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
Is that a covert attempt at humour or just your...

Is that a covert attempt at humour or just your normal style? :D:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2021, 09:49
Replies: 134
Views: 3,750
Posted By MSS
It feel that some posters are missing the key...

It feel that some posters are missing the key points that the OP has already made a number of times. These being as follows:

1. Can a law that effectively makes people choose between their...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 15:08
Replies: 134
Views: 3,750
Posted By MSS
Just playing devil's advocate. Why not place the...

Just playing devil's advocate. Why not place the burden of choice on those who want care (not health care, but general care, which is what this issue is about). If you want to be looked after by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2021, 12:34
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By MSS
Anyone fancy a well priced non-MGR V8?

https://www.highpeakautosltd.co.uk/used-cars/jaguar-s-type-4-2-v8-4dr-stockport-202107295620487

I follow Matt on Youtube for his brilliant and honest car videos.

Links to before and after...
Forum: V8 Forum 13th November 2021, 10:03
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By MSS
Surely this car is not for the ordinary buyer...

Surely this car is not for the ordinary buyer wishing to drive a nice V8. It has rarity value which only a collector would recognise. I suspect it is targeted at such a potential buyer. Whether such...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 12:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
I did notice the steam blowing out of what is...

I did notice the steam blowing out of what is probably the alien engine's cylinder head!



That difficulty to which you refer is diminishing rapidly. The younger generation don't struggle with...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 12:00
Replies: 134
Views: 3,750
Posted By MSS
I have never subscribed to any conspiracy...

I have never subscribed to any conspiracy theories - usually preferring to go with incompetence as an explanation rather than conspiracy. But I don't feel that there is sufficient incompetence around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 20:10
Replies: 80
Views: 11,984
Posted By MSS
Painting pipes would be not a problem as long as...

Painting pipes would be not a problem as long as it is a thin coat and the pipes can be seen to be in good coindition. Personally, I apply clear Waxoyl to the brake pipes to that their condition can...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 19:53
Replies: 134
Views: 3,750
Posted By MSS
This is the unanimous view in our household. ...

This is the unanimous view in our household.

From a purely pragmatic point of view, the care home workers' wishes should take priority over those of the residents on the basis that it is the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 14:18
Replies: 133
Views: 6,182
Posted By MSS
I suspect full instruction would be provided....

I suspect full instruction would be provided. :D:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 14:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
Aha, but all men (and women) are naturally haters...

Aha, but all men (and women) are naturally haters and lovers. One of the key variables that differentiates one from another is whether each man spreads his hate around universally and in small...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 12:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By MSS
Agreed. I normally listen to the vigour with...

Agreed.

I normally listen to the vigour with which a battery cranks an engine and replace the battery if it is getting a little tired. I consider this really important on say the Twintop where if...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:06
Replies: 133
Views: 6,182
Posted By MSS
I can see that some of the more mature members...

I can see that some of the more mature members would be popping in for weekly booster jabs. This might prove too much for some! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 09:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By MSS
The 15 second cranking test was reasonable when...

The 15 second cranking test was reasonable when most people were driving around in 1.3L or 1.6L petrol cars. A 2L diesel engine requires a lot more cranking current due to the higher compression. The...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 09:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
Good morning Chris. I think that people make...

Good morning Chris.

I think that people make too much of the need for diversity - often for their own political ends and to hide their prejudices. A few here do as evidenced by their posts IMO.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 13:35
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By MSS
Are you sure it's exactly the same cover? ...

Are you sure it's exactly the same cover?

It's not unknown for an insurer/underwriter to market a number of different products i.e different levels of cover .




How likely are you to drive...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 13:21
Replies: 162,694
Views: 6,939,798
Posted By MSS
I'd still check to see if the Salvation Army...

I'd still check to see if the Salvation Army shop ladies have let their hair down and are partying this afternoon! :D
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 09:34
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By MSS
My nightmare last night was that a younger...

My nightmare last night was that a younger version of Angelina Jolie came around to cook and hoover the house and wash the cars. But she forgot to do the ironing! :eek:

The day was saved by a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 08:34
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By MSS
Each person can only give their personal opinion....

Each person can only give their personal opinion. I would pay that sort of price providing the car was in really good condition and had a good service history. Condition will be key.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 00:04
Replies: 80
Views: 11,984
Posted By MSS
It is now 9 years and 74k miles since we...

It is now 9 years and 74k miles since we purchased this 75 CDT. The total mileage is coming up to 156k and this year I had a number of further items replaced. The list below has been updated...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 23:59
Replies: 80
Views: 11,984
Posted By MSS
Having advertised the car on the forum, it was...

Having advertised the car on the forum, it was provisionally sold with all the work listed in the advert to be completed completed prior to completing the sale to a member.

When Andy (trikey)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2021, 23:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By MSS
What was the measurement or conclusion in the end?

What was the measurement or conclusion in the end?
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 20:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
Only if you wish to complicate matters and create...

Only if you wish to complicate matters and create obstacles.

My approach is so simple that there are no obstacles....hate all equally.

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 12:23
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By MSS
This will not need much complexity. The answer...

This will not need much complexity. The answer will be Tina Turner, Meatloaf or Non-compliant. :D

Also, you forgot to mention terminators to eliminate speeding motorists.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 09:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By MSS
Ignorance is not a defence in compliance and law!...

Ignorance is not a defence in compliance and law! ;)

I suspect there would be a system that will maintain the approved build spec of each car. Any deviations from the spec would be recorded at the...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 22:32
Replies: 162,694
Views: 6,939,798
Posted By MSS
I think they do that just to see if they can make...

I think they do that just to see if they can make a grown man scream!

You and Debs are not having much luck at the moment Andy. Forget about car work for a few weeks and just put your feet up.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 12:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By MSS
It will also invalidate the insurance as well as...

It will also invalidate the insurance as well as making it extremely difficult to get insurance in the future if caught. :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By MSS
I see that you have taken diversity to heart. I...

I see that you have taken diversity to heart. I come from Hounslow, not far from Heathrow, and pop down to see family a few times a year. Happy to pop in to yours for a cuppa, biscuits and a Balti...
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