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Old 28th June 2020, 23:07   #12591
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Today was setup the handbrake time after fitting the new complete back plates the other day. Followed the guide on here with both wheels off and rear on axle stands. Got the wee fella to assist by holding a brolly for me seeing as it was bucketing down. Handbrake bites really well with nut adjusted to the 25mm but is a few clicks higher than it should be, this is fine though as I have ordered one of Arctics stainless compensators and that should give me a cracking handbrake
Tested cruise control after fitting replacement master switch but still no joy there so time to get hunting for pedal switches and go over the plugs etc beside fuse box I think.
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Old 29th June 2020, 17:41   #12592
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This was actually yesterday,
but, the old rodding of the plenum!
And it absolutely hammered it down while I was doing it so I got soaked to the skin!!
Sadly mine hasn't got the popular spy hole mod, which I looked at having a go at doing myself again, but my wiring loom from the ECU obscures the hole and I have to hold out the way to use my weapon of choice to rod the hole out!
The scuttle panel know has all it's retaining clips thanks to Trikey!
Piece of mind knowing it's nice and clear for any impending down poor!
….And the latest thing to break is.....

The thermostat
The brake light switch ( brake light witch I call it! )
Central locking mind of it's own.
No air-con ( I know what the problem is though )
The Maf
Number plate light circuit board
O/S/F top suspension mounting
The Clutch master cylinder push rod - just snapped
The Radio / CD player - just died.
The internal boot release switch ( witch ) mind of its own.
Throttle Potentiometer - just failed
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Old 30th June 2020, 12:54   #12593
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Default Polished my headlights

The headlights on my Rover were getting a little foggy and past their prime so I was in a dilemma of either replacing or polishing. Polishing is probably the cheaper option so I went ahead a purchased a reasonably priced polishing kit with the thought that if it doesn't work (or I mess up) I could replace the units.

Opted to remove the bumper and the headlights where it would be simpler to polish them on the bench. While the bumper was off I also replace the intercooler "O" rings purchased from DMGRS and give the front end a jolly good clean. I chose to go for the three "O" ring system, don't really know why but it seemed to be a good idea at the time. The rings fitted originally appeared to be in good condition but, while the bumper is off, why not.

Each light unit took about an hour to do, following the instructions of course, and boy, what a difference. They did, literally, look new. Glad I went for the polishing option.

So, tow bar next!!
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Old 30th June 2020, 17:35   #12594
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Polished Headlights (1500 W&D, then 2000 W&D, the Solvol Metal Polish, the Originl T-Cut Polish)

Pic is one done obviously

Then tackle the "No electric Mirrors and iffy driver's window Switch". So Button unit out of drivers door, split apart to clean all contacts. Re-assembled, now I have working electric windows and correctly operating driver's window button

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Old 30th June 2020, 22:21   #12595
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Today and basically the majority of the week, I have got someone else to do work on the ZT. It’s now at a Detailer for full paint correction and ceramic coating. He sent me a sneak peak, before and then “after a quick once over” of the drivers door.

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Old 1st July 2020, 00:31   #12596
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Been waiting for one minute past midnight..............to tax the KV6 Connie. On the road now. Will be giving it a run to the tyre dealer this afternoon to get it tracked. Will be phoning Leighton then, to get the belts done next.
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Old 2nd July 2020, 00:07   #12597
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Replaced a broken windscreen trim clip, then stuck some foam tape to the underside of the bonnet so as to stop the bonnet light from coming on whilst on the move.
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