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Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2020, 22:39
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By sworks
An absolute shame, people just need to be nicer...

An absolute shame, people just need to be nicer to each other, itís that simple....
Forum: Social Forum 15th February 2020, 15:29
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By sworks
Tying to read more into an innocent post? What...

Tying to read more into an innocent post? What has autism got to do with the original post?



There are two members of my family that are also on the autistic spectrum. One passed all their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 15:13
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Realised there was a load of rubbish in the...

Realised there was a load of rubbish in the tourer that had been there since Christmas :duh: Fired the tourer up and did a tip run and added a few miles just for the sake of it. Running so many cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2020, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By sworks
I loved ours and hated it at the same time, Mrs...

I loved ours and hated it at the same time, Mrs sworks just hated it.
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2020, 07:23
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By sworks
Ok then, that was a strange question, would you...

Ok then, that was a strange question, would you care to elaborate?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 22:08
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
Why are people being conned?? The expected range...

Why are people being conned?? The expected range is the expected range, exactly the same as the miles to empty calculation on a petrol or diesel car. It’s not set in stone but a guide. Things will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 21:25
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
I didnít, I covered 51 miles and returned the car...

I didnít, I covered 51 miles and returned the car showing 236 miles to empty.
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2020, 21:12
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By sworks
That’s a strange assumption Phil, would you care...

That’s a strange assumption Phil, would you care to elaborate?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 9th February 2020, 17:04
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By sworks
Put me down too please Stu, if I havenít got the...

Put me down too please Stu, if I havenít got the tourer Iíll turn up in something
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 01:29
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
It didnít, being completely silent it has a VESS...

It didnít, being completely silent it has a VESS button which is a Ďvirtual engine sound systemí so that at slow speeds people can hear you. Itís obviously an electric sound and it was rather...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 01:13
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
I had the pleasure of a Hyundai Kona EV for 24...

I had the pleasure of a Hyundai Kona EV for 24 hours. It showed 277 miles to empty on an almost full charge. An absolutely amazing bit of kit, in sport mode itís quicker 0 to 60 than an i30N,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By sworks
I think from memory the time was 3.7 or 5 with...

I think from memory the time was 3.7 or 5 with aircon. Not many people will do sub 5 hours unless they do them regularly.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 07:50
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By sworks
Itís worth mentioning that Lates is one of the...

Itís worth mentioning that Lates is one of the best people to go to for this job and probably do more V6 belts than anybody else and so their times will reflect that. There will be very few people...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 11:25
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By sworks
Probably about right price wise from a dealer,...

Probably about right price wise from a dealer, the car I assume will come with a warranty. Factor in the possibility of belt change, replacing brake pipes, rear suspension arms and the handbrake etc...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 11:16
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By sworks
Some of the transponders are loose in the casing...

Some of the transponders are loose in the casing and can fall out without realising.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 11:01
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By sworks
You need to open the key casing back up and see...

You need to open the key casing back up and see if the immobiliser transponder has fell out. If so you need to have a look where you were working to try and find it. If it was a complete new unit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2020, 23:59
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By sworks
Chains on the M47 are extremely reliable,...

Chains on the M47 are extremely reliable, unfortunately the issues with TFSI chains are well known
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2020, 22:05
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By sworks
Absolutely fascinating, I used to love watching...

Absolutely fascinating, I used to love watching Tomorrowís World
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 22:07
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
I wouldnít drive any of my ICE cars through 2...

I wouldnít drive any of my ICE cars through 2 feet of water
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 07:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,580
Posted By sworks
They may be just bringing themselves up to date,...

They may be just bringing themselves up to date, most companyís use EBay as itís generally the first place people go to search for stuff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 00:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,228
Posted By sworks
I agree that to use the proper tools is the...

I agree that to use the proper tools is the correct way ( I have them ) but I still stand by my post saying that to not use special tools the tech is incompetent.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 21:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,228
Posted By sworks
Using the proper tools has nothing to do with...

Using the proper tools has nothing to do with competence, it just makes the job easier.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2020, 23:34
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By sworks
Or, just keep it all to yourself for personal use...

Or, just keep it all to yourself for personal use :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 11:23
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Run your hand over the tyre width to feel for any...

Run your hand over the tyre width to feel for any feathering and uneven wear, this can sound like a failed wheel bearing
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 11:17
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
Hyundai produce two Hydrogen fuel cell cars, the...

Hyundai produce two Hydrogen fuel cell cars, the older ix35 and the NEXO. The NEXO is a fabulous bit of kit and worth looking at. There are many videos on YouTube and fifth gear loaned one to Ronnie...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
EV battery units are quite expensive but probably...

EV battery units are quite expensive but probably no more than a new engine from a manufacturer in some cases. The IMI do different levels of EV training, level 2 and you can make the vehicle safe,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 23:00
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Iíve only ever removed a heater motor twice. A...

Iíve only ever removed a heater motor twice. A few years ago we had a car going for scrap and a stock car with a failed motor. It was decided that the scrap car would doner itís motor, how hard can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 22:54
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By sworks
The SCU unit is attached to the bulkhead near the...

The SCU unit is attached to the bulkhead near the aircon pipes, which condensate and drip water onto the SCU ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 16:34
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By sworks
Generally a fault with cars that have air...

Generally a fault with cars that have air conditioning
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2020, 16:30
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Graham, our condolences to you...

Sorry to read this Graham, our condolences to you at this sad time
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2020, 23:15
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By sworks
As Andy said, as a teenager it wasn’t something I...

As Andy said, as a teenager it wasn’t something I thought about. As I got older I learned more about what happened during WW2. When my daughter did A level history a few years ago they covered WW2...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 18:13
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By sworks
I see this quite a lot, as Andy says itís usually...

I see this quite a lot, as Andy says itís usually cars that do few miles. I look out for it at service as you can generally see what looks like a small crack between the pad and backing. In some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 14:51
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By sworks
You canít post that Pete and not give any more...

You canít post that Pete and not give any more details.....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 08:22
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By sworks
I donít have the torque settings to hand but as...

I donít have the torque settings to hand but as Kaiser says tightening up with a Ďfirm handí will be sufficient. Incidentally if youíve not had a PG1 apart the top circlip can be a nightmare, unless...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 21:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By sworks
I got an original photo taken of Alec Issigonis...

I got an original photo taken of Alec Issigonis by the acclaimed photographer Jane Bown. It’s a photo from 1962 with all the info about the photo written on the back. A photo of an amazing guy by an...
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2019, 16:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By sworks
Technology is an amazing thing Dave, I hope...

Technology is an amazing thing Dave, I hope things work out better. If the hearing aid doesnít work then maybe a cochlear implant is worth looking into depending where the issue lies? Think of you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2019, 16:28
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
I’ve not used the tourer for a long while so took...

I’ve not used the tourer for a long while so took it for a drive this morning and covered about 20 miles. The 75 felt like an old car for the first few miles, which it is, but not as old as my coupe...
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2019, 07:59
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Luciano

Happy Birthday Luciano
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2019, 22:36
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By sworks
If left on top of the bin could it of been...

If left on top of the bin could it of been classed as rubbish and therefore possibly not theft in the usual sense :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 20th December 2019, 07:31
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By sworks
I think weíre a long way off losing the option of...

I think weíre a long way off losing the option of driving manual cars. When my daughter learned to drive a few years ago we couldnít find an instructor with an automatic and had to find one to teach...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 20:31
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
I think it’s best I bow out of this thread now,...

I think it’s best I bow out of this thread now, you say voltage is not energy, I didn’t say it was! What I was referring too is that the high voltage and low voltage systems within the car are...
Forum: Social Forum 18th December 2019, 07:43
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Paul

Happy Birthday Paul
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2019, 23:03
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
The range of an EV is down to the high voltage...

The range of an EV is down to the high voltage battery which is around 360 volts, the internal heater runs from the low volt 12 volt system so has no effect on range. Admittedly if you bring AC into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2019, 22:44
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Did nothing with the 75 but picked the classic...

Did nothing with the 75 but picked the classic cooper S up from the bodyshop. Amazing how something so little can make you so happy! Mrs sworks dropped me off in the tomcat and we travelled home in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2019, 20:27
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By sworks
It probably was Andy, I looked at them and the...

It probably was Andy, I looked at them and the connectors just wouldnít fit
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2019, 07:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By sworks
Good to see it back on the road, love the...

Good to see it back on the road, love the Addendums
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2019, 07:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By sworks
When mine were fitted I had the use of a lift for...

When mine were fitted I had the use of a lift for a limited time so they were fitted as quickly as possible without paying too much attention to the new arms as this was before Brianís discovery....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2019, 07:30
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
That’s actually their second model, the first was...

That’s actually their second model, the first was an IX35. Both incredibly capable cars but the Nexo is an amazing piece of technology
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2019, 19:50
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By sworks
One of the best Christmas adverts made in my...

One of the best Christmas adverts made in my opinion......... https://youtu.be/OBLXwf0QkXw
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2019, 19:46
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
Thatís probably not a bad price for a fully...

Thatís probably not a bad price for a fully restored converted car. Iím looking to have the mini re done and some of the quotes are eye watering. There is a company that convert minis to electric and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2019, 19:22
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By sworks
Had an 827 vitesse fastback and loved it, quite...

Had an 827 vitesse fastback and loved it, quite rare as it had a manual gearbox and most were autos
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2019, 11:07
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By sworks
I do have to admit that sometimes I get a warning...

I do have to admit that sometimes I get a warning and it takes a while to work out what itís for, all intended to keep you that little bit safer. Not forgetting the SOS button in the roof, if pressed...
Forum: Social Forum 7th December 2019, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By sworks
Hill hold assist can be turned off. I find it...

Hill hold assist can be turned off. I find it brilliant in our car as it has a manual dct gearbox with auto control. If you stop in drive with your foot on the brake the clutch can overheat and cause...
Forum: Photography Corner 7th December 2019, 15:35
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By sworks
Amazing light and sharpness as usual Jeff

Amazing light and sharpness as usual Jeff
Forum: Photography Corner 7th December 2019, 15:32
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sworks
Iíve not taken any photos for a while other than...

Iíve not taken any photos for a while other than of the new car. I generally shoot raw files so I import into Lightroom first and do basic editing then export to photoshop to finish.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 15:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By sworks
If the cam pulleys are left in place a ratchet...

If the cam pulleys are left in place a ratchet spanner on the the front cam pulley bolt makes a brilliant locking tool against the slam panel and frees up one hand ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 15:00
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
There arenít that many cars out there under 11k...

There arenít that many cars out there under 11k new, certainly not with the same spec as the Leaf
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 14:21
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
No range is used by heating the battery, It’s...

No range is used by heating the battery, It’s negligible as it’s heated using 12 volts and not the high voltage battery, the same as the cabin which is also 12 volts. The AC compressor is however...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 14:18
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
As already said, in most instances the battery...

As already said, in most instances the battery sits on a heated Ďmatí to ensure optimum temperature.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 22:56
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
2000 miles in with our Hyundai IONIQ HEV and...

2000 miles in with our Hyundai IONIQ HEV and absolutely love it
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 22:01
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By sworks
Most manufacturers state some play is acceptable...

Most manufacturers state some play is acceptable and it reduces when oil fed. A few also state that itís only excessive if the vanes touch the housing.
Forum: Social Forum 28th November 2019, 21:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By sworks
Sorry to read this Dave, hope your all ok. I’ve...

Sorry to read this Dave, hope your all ok. I’ve been questioning the ‘fairness’ of life for a number of years now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 19:26
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Started the tourer this evening, canít remember...

Started the tourer this evening, canít remember the last time it was used. Not sure why I need 6 cars when a few rarely turn a wheel these days.....
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2019, 18:00
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By sworks
The trailer was as good as expected, canít wait...

The trailer was as good as expected, canít wait for the new series
Forum: Social Forum 15th November 2019, 20:16
Replies: 41
Views: 871
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday Andy

Happy Birthday Andy
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By sworks
They are either designed to have a dmf of not,...

They are either designed to have a dmf of not, two different systems. If it’s designed as single mass then they obviously work well. Fitting a single mass conversion can make the car unpleasant to...
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 10:38
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By sworks
As Brian says, solid flywheels generally create...

As Brian says, solid flywheels generally create vibrations that can transmit to the crank. Stick with a DMF
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 20:09
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
Amazing piece of kit and it is a replacement for...

Amazing piece of kit and it is a replacement for our MG ZS 1.0 turbo auto. Iíd certainly recommend having a test drive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 23:41
Replies: 400
Views: 16,469
Posted By sworks
EV, HEV or PHEV is the future wether we like it...

EV, HEV or PHEV is the future wether we like it or not. Diesels are being phased out and manufacturers are moving to newer methods of propelling your car along. We are about a month into our new 2020...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 20:04
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Put T4 on the tourer to check the T4 interface...

Put T4 on the tourer to check the T4 interface was working. Helped a friend out today by coding two new SCU fobs to his MG and whilst tidying everything up the interface got knocked onto the floor!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 20:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,274
Posted By sworks
There isnít a tensioner on the rear belts

There isnít a tensioner on the rear belts
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 23:59
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By sworks
Aspatria, quite local. I might of been tempted if...

Aspatria, quite local. I might of been tempted if it was an 1800 k series
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By sworks
All tv techs seem to be given the Ďmaster...

All tv techs seem to be given the Ďmaster mechanicí or Ďmaster technicianí title these days. I do like Ant from the days of Ďfor the love of carsí
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 21:13
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
A long day at a wheelchair basketball tournament...

A long day at a wheelchair basketball tournament with my daughter but got home just before it got dark. I finally got round to changing the vac pipe to 4.5mm as per Steveís recommendation. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 21:05
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
I had a Snap-On ‘Masters’ series roll cab and...

I had a Snap-On ‘Masters’ series roll cab and matching top box. We got fitted tool cabinets at work so I had to bring mine home (minus the tools) it sat in my garage for 6 months and the draws were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 20:53
Replies: 57
Views: 3,704
Posted By sworks
I was going to post a comment but after mrs...

I was going to post a comment but after mrs sworks stopped laughing thought it better that I didnít :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 20:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
Just ordered, thanks for the link Steve

Just ordered, thanks for the link Steve
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 16:44
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By sworks
Seen a few needing bottom arm bushes, make sure...

Seen a few needing bottom arm bushes, make sure it runs well as I believe the injectors can be difficult to get out and ask if the little metal pressure pipe with the banjo joint has been replaced as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 14:11
Replies: 38
Views: 1,851
Posted By sworks
Who would want to be an MOT tester? For me one of...

Who would want to be an MOT tester? For me one of the biggest mistakes was allowing the test manual to be available to all for people to read and interpret as they see rather than how the person...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 21:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
Thanks Steve, it was one of my jobs today to...

Thanks Steve, it was one of my jobs today to source some locally but other things got in the way. Thanks for confirming
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By sworks
30 years ago today....

The new Rover R8 200 was launched with the 400 following the following year. The new car was fitted with Rovers new K series engine in 1400 guise whilst the 1600 cars had a Honda engine. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 18:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
Iíve parked the 75 up and it will sit there until...

Iíve parked the 75 up and it will sit there until Iíve replaced the pipe and Iím happy. I removed the pipe at the servo pipe one way valve as this was the easiest to get to. The bore was around 4mm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 18:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
Thank you very much :bowdown::bowdown:

Thank you very much :bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 12:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
I don't think so they seem quite reliable and...

I don't think so they seem quite reliable and it's not the highest of mileage cars, that's no indication of course. It seems to do it when I'm on and off the brakes more than what normally would be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 12:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
Thanks, I appreciate that Im not sure of the...

Thanks, I appreciate that Im not sure of the size, it was just what i had in my tool box so I replaced it as a precaution. I will measure it later.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 07:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By sworks
75 diesel vac pipe

I replaced the brake vac pipe on my diesel using injector leak off pipe last year or the year before as it has a reinforced outer covering and I thought it would last longer. I’ve noticed over the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 21:21
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By sworks
Me too, used mine today on a rounded off nut on a...

Me too, used mine today on a rounded off nut on a DPF
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 13:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By sworks
Iím not a multi vehicle insurance fan, all mine...

Iím not a multi vehicle insurance fan, all mine are separately insured. Itís a bit more leg work but I find it more competitive. My mini is with Adrian flux who donít just do classics. Might be worth...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 28th September 2019, 12:57
Replies: 15
Views: 3,640
Posted By sworks
Our ZS ownership has come to an end as we picked...

Our ZS ownership has come to an end as we picked up our new 2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid yesterday.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 08:25
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By sworks
Iíve read about an increase in reported thefts...

Iíve read about an increase in reported thefts online on a few Ďtechí groups Iím in with customers complaining of blowing exhausts etc. Luckily not seen any myself as there not cheap to buy.
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2019, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By sworks
Thatís the one, can you tell Iím pleased itís...

Thatís the one, can you tell Iím pleased itís arrived :D
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2019, 19:12
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By sworks
New car day (almost)

We decided to get rid of the MG UK ZS on the day MG announced they were closing Longbridge. Ownership has had its ups and downs but at almost 1 year old weíve had enough. I like the car but after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2019, 21:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By sworks
I see this a lot

I see this a lot
Forum: Photography Corner 8th September 2019, 09:25
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By sworks
Shelsley Walsh

I recently went to a mini 60 event at Shelsley Walsh and spotted this Metro 6R4 replica going up the hill, turned out it was Honda vtech powered!
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 22:39
Replies: 36
Views: 2,115
Posted By sworks
I bought mine from a localish Xpart dealer at...

I bought mine from a localish Xpart dealer at around £250 for the pair. My car was off the road at the time and I had the use of a lift for a few hours. I had problems with the bushes and Brian was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2019, 19:31
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By sworks
You can buy borescope / endoscope cameras quite...

You can buy borescope / endoscope cameras quite cheaply and even as accessories to your mobile phone. Rather than making a hole why not use a camera down the slave cylinder pipe grommet? To be fair...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By sworks
I apologise if I read it incorrectly, I read "I...

I apologise if I read it incorrectly, I read "I don't really want to hold on to the items, scrap them or even sell themď as 3 options. If I were in your position Iíd wait until the items were...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2019, 17:51
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By sworks
Why the rush? Just wait for them to be collected....

Why the rush? Just wait for them to be collected. Surely if the items have been replaced then the ones to be returned will never be yours to bin or sell, although I’m not sure why you would suggest...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 10:04
Replies: 65
Views: 3,394
Posted By sworks
The first Klarius rear section I fitted to the...

The first Klarius rear section I fitted to the tourer lasted just long enough to be out of warranty and a hanger snapped off, Itís replacement has fared better. I also have a Klarius complete system...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By sworks
Nice car, I hope Chris enjoys her Ďmini...

Nice car, I hope Chris enjoys her Ďmini adventureí (see what I did there) Petrol is definitely the way to go. As much as we disliked the issues with the Paceman it was all diesel related. A petrol...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By sworks
I looked to have an agreed value policy on the...

I looked to have an agreed value policy on the classic cooper S this year as I thought the value was under valued. I paid the fees and sent the photos with a selection of Ďsimilarí cars that were for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 21:02
Replies: 73
Views: 3,482
Posted By sworks
Extremely good, Iíve wanted one since launch but...

Extremely good, Iíve wanted one since launch but my heart went with the MG last year. Really looking forward to it arriving. This is the 2020 model that launches next month, really worth having a go...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 73
Views: 3,482
Posted By sworks
Iíve driven a lot of IONIQís since launch, I work...

Iíve driven a lot of IONIQís since launch, I work for a Hyundai dealer and iím our EV tech ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:04
Replies: 73
Views: 3,482
Posted By sworks
Not quite ready for full electric but we ordered...

Not quite ready for full electric but we ordered a 2020 Hyundai IONIQ hybrid last Saturday with expected delivery in September. Absolutely canít wait and we would of changed in May had the facelift...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 19:43
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Posted By sworks
Itís a long time since Iíve done the combustion...

Itís a long time since Iíve done the combustion test with the fluid but I always found it pretty accurate. The last time I went to use mine I noticed the fluid was out of date so I binned it. I used...
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2019, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By sworks
You need to be a paid member to sell your car....

You need to be a paid member to sell your car. There’s an option at the top of the main page to subscribe
Forum: NAC & SAIC 10th August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,640
Posted By sworks
Time for an update, we ordered our new...

Time for an update, we ordered our new replacement car today. It took a while longer than we wanted as we were waiting for the newer facelift 2020 Hyundai IONIQ. The MG has covered almost 11,000...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 21:16
Replies: 55
Views: 1,865
Posted By sworks
Really pleased that you took the plunge, one of...

Really pleased that you took the plunge, one of my favourite convertibles at the moment but Im not brave enough...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2019, 19:27
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
We have one of these in stock, registered with...

We have one of these in stock, registered with delivery miles ;)

https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/kona-iron-man
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 09:08
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sworks
Absolute legend, thank you.

Absolute legend, thank you.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 21:00
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sworks
I followed one on eBay a few months ago but bowed...

I followed one on eBay a few months ago but bowed out as it was getting silly, I think it went for around £80 in the end. The best of it is that work probably binned loads.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sworks
Help....

Iím currently collecting some Rover memorabilia for my coupe for shows. Iím after a sales hanger that would normally be hung from the sun visor displaying the new price. Iím looking to possibly to...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 21:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By sworks
Iíve been thinking about a Boxster for a while,...

Iíve been thinking about a Boxster for a while, an amazing car for not much money. I see youíve read about the IMS, if Iím honest the thought of owning one scares me a little if they go wrong
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 07:09
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By sworks
My first thought when I heard it run was cam...

My first thought when I heard it run was cam timing. Iím guessing you know about the dowels and the pulley orientation
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By sworks
As Phil says, the new rules donít include the 75...

As Phil says, the new rules donít include the 75 / ZT
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 22:12
Replies: 609
Views: 42,750
Posted By sworks
Needs to go back on T4 to check its switching, if...

Needs to go back on T4 to check its switching, if supplied by Terry it will be a good quality part so it can now be discounted
Forum: Items Wanted 21st July 2019, 21:56
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By sworks
And replied :}

And replied :}
Forum: Events and Meets 21st July 2019, 19:39
Replies: 49
Views: 8,914
Posted By sworks
Good to catch up with you again today Paul and...

Good to catch up with you again today Paul and everybody else that turned up. Thanks to everybody that voted for Ďmarmiteí itís much appreciated :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2019, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday mate, good to catch up again today

Happy Birthday mate, good to catch up again today
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2019, 19:28
Replies: 26
Views: 491
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday mate, hope you have a fab day

Happy Birthday mate, hope you have a fab day
Forum: Items Wanted 21st July 2019, 08:00
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By sworks
Wiper arms

Cleaned the tourer yesterday and noticed the wiper arms are very rusty around the hinge. More so than Iíd like to just remove and restore so looking for some good arms if anybody has some?
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 16th July 2019, 21:22
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sworks
Now sorted Thanks

Now sorted
Thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 16th July 2019, 20:30
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sworks
And replied, thanks

And replied, thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 15th July 2019, 19:47
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By sworks
Tourer tailgate switch

Looking for a tourer tailgate switch, thanks
Forum: Items Wanted 15th July 2019, 19:46
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sworks
Saloon high level brake light

Looking for a high level brake light for the 05 classic saloon that has all the led’s working, thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 21:18
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Used the tourer for its intended purpose. Picked...

Used the tourer for its intended purpose. Picked up a spare headlight, two rear lights, two front indicators, two glass roof panels and a complete passenger door with all fittings and glass for the...
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 20:43
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By sworks
All manufacturers pay for warranty repairs...

All manufacturers pay for warranty repairs including labour. The labour would be at a reduced rate to retail but still chargeable as every job has a Ďstandard timeí If you spent 6 hours rebuilding a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th July 2019, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By sworks
We bought ours, an auto about 8 months ago and...

We bought ours, an auto about 8 months ago and have covered about 10,000 miles and I absolutely love it, but we canít wait to replace it. Ours came from the sales centre at Longbridge that no longer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By sworks
Canít say how many has Terry fitted but Iíve...

Canít say how many has Terry fitted but Iíve fitted absolutely.... none over the years
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 18:24
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By sworks
These cars are getting older and sometimes you...

These cars are getting older and sometimes you have to decide wether to keep going or look at something different and newer. Good luck with the Merc Glenn, Iím sure you will have people queuing up to...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By sworks
Iím sure they will be able to transfer it to your...

Iím sure they will be able to transfer it to your old account.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:52
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By sworks
If you pm a moderator Iím sure they will be able...

If you pm a moderator Iím sure they will be able to sort this for you.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:51
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By sworks
I think a lot of people will join just for one...

I think a lot of people will join just for one answer and once the issue is resolved they no longer post. It can be frustrating reading through pages with lots of help to find no resolution...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By sworks
If its 1 of 1 then there has to be quite a bit of...

If its 1 of 1 then there has to be quite a bit of value. I watched a programme recently where small manufacturers were making their own trains and selling them. A major manufacturer then had an event...
Forum: Social Forum 30th June 2019, 06:20
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By sworks
Happy Birthday mate

Happy Birthday mate
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 19:15
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By sworks
Wow so many opinions, and no sympathy at all. Was...

Wow so many opinions, and no sympathy at all. Was nobody ever young and made a mistake? We live in a different world now, times have changed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By sworks
If you plug into a genuine fast car charger you...

If you plug into a genuine fast car charger you can get around 80% charge in 45 minutes. If you plugged into your house it could take up to 12 hours. You would only plug into your house in an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 15:43
Replies: 609
Views: 42,750
Posted By sworks
Didnít do anything to the 75, I did however have...

Didnít do anything to the 75, I did however have a play with the R8 coupe. Iíve removed the tatty looking stainless steel backbox and fitted an oe backbox with added chrome trim along with a new...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:44
Replies: 20
Views: 732
Posted By sworks
I think this is a brilliant idea, techs in a main...

I think this is a brilliant idea, techs in a main dealer environment are working with cutting edge technology and canít possibly know everything about every system fitted. How many people have...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd June 2019, 09:23
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By sworks
The future looks quite sad for Longbridge, Iíve...

The future looks quite sad for Longbridge, Iíve never managed a plinth shot or photo outside the gates with Ďmarmiteí as it was always too busy on the POL days.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 609
Views: 42,750
Posted By sworks
I didnít connect T4 to the tourer to check the...

I didnít connect T4 to the tourer to check the tailgate switch but I did recode a new remote to the R8 coupe and gave it a quick look over thanks to Brian for sorting me a legacy disc and blue lead.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2019, 18:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By sworks
I have a parcel waiting to open from Brian once I...

I have a parcel waiting to open from Brian once I get home, the guys an absolute legend :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 07:50
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By sworks
We’ve owned ours for about 8 months and I...

We’ve owned ours for about 8 months and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately for us there is no local dealer support so ours won’t be staying. If your local dealer is a good one then I would recommend...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 19:50
Replies: 609
Views: 42,750
Posted By sworks
200 miles covered in the classic mini, Newcastle...

200 miles covered in the classic mini, Newcastle was sunny and a good crack putting the world to rights. All in all a good day. Normal service might resume tomorrow looking at the tourer tailgate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 19:23
Replies: 609
Views: 42,750
Posted By sworks
Gave the classic mini a check over for a show...

Gave the classic mini a check over for a show tomorrow. Thereís five of us going in minis Ďof significant interestí to represent 60 years of the mini. Itís over in the North East and hopefully by the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 19:17
Replies: 11,715
Views: 819,159
Posted By sworks
Nice idea, I like that

Nice idea, I like that
Forum: NAC & SAIC 3rd June 2019, 21:54
Replies: 38
Views: 5,368
Posted By sworks
We are looking at replacing our ZS with a Hyundai...

We are looking at replacing our ZS with a Hyundai IONIQ. Holding out for the facelift which is launched in July. I really wanted the ZS to be good and we were looking forward to the ZS EV but dealer...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By sworks
A few years ago I was fortunate to go to Turin...

A few years ago I was fortunate to go to Turin with Fiat UK and it turned into a sightseeing trip of film locations when not working.

https://flickr.com/photos/22817867@N02/sets/72157628446259205
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 15:41
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By sworks
50 years ago today

Possibly the best film ever made was released

https://youtu.be/bPpgg5rwxpA
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