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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2011, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By apywell
What a great idea. I took mine to Le Mans twice...

What a great idea. I took mine to Le Mans twice and also had a week touring in Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. Oh, not to mention family camping in France and a cottage there another year.

If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2011, 22:00
Replies: 29
Views: 1,628
Posted By apywell
Most of the ones I have seen have Eastern...

Most of the ones I have seen have Eastern Europeans working there. I'll never use them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2011, 20:00
Replies: 75
Views: 3,583
Posted By apywell
I'm 47 and can't quite remember what my last...

I'm 47 and can't quite remember what my last quote was last summer with Churchill, but at the time I realised that it had increased by £100 in 2 years. So I phoned them to ask why, as nothing had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2010, 21:32
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By apywell
Some people say that my S-Type is quite like the...

Some people say that my S-Type is quite like the old 75 apart from the colour. But you know something Graham, yesterday I glanced back after parking just as I used to with the 75 :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2010, 21:15
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By apywell
Nice photos there Telfer.

Nice photos there Telfer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2010, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By apywell
Thanks for the wishes. TBH I am enjoying...

Thanks for the wishes.

TBH I am enjoying the Jag. 2.7 V6 diesel, twin turbo, Jag voice and 209 BHP. :drool4: Apart from the obvious, it's quite similar to the Connie. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2010, 20:20
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By apywell
On to pastures new.

Hi guys.

It is with regret that I have sold my 75 connie for an S-Type Jag. I've had a wonderful 4.5 yrs with her and though I've had some expensive repairs I have fond memories too. She's taken...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2010, 09:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,596
Posted By apywell
Hi Gary Sorry can't with info on the front...

Hi Gary

Sorry can't with info on the front arms but I have also had to deal with cowboys with some of my local garages here. I have quite a list of those I will never visit again.

If I was in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
I'll have a look at it this weekend. :}

I'll have a look at it this weekend. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 21:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
I'll pass on this one as mine has the badge on...

I'll pass on this one as mine has the badge on it.

Thanks anyway.......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 21:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
I'm sure it is plastic, but it is secured by a...

I'm sure it is plastic, but it is secured by a 'cheap' metal bolt, that's not really a bolt.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 21:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
I think that could be a good idea..... ;)

I think that could be a good idea..... ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 21:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
Thanks for that. Had a look, but mine has the...

Thanks for that. Had a look, but mine has the badge on it. I can see that you can buy a whole boot lid for £50. Hmmmm
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 10:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
Hi Chris I've had the whole thing off. two...

Hi Chris

I've had the whole thing off. two central 'metal' bolts are ok. One of the plastic 'things' broke away when I was removing the trim.

Alan
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2010, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By apywell
Thumbs down £108 for boot trim

Hi guys

While sorting out the wiring to the reg plate light I found that the right hand side bolt (holding the trim on) was made of plastic and had sneered of while I was unscrewing it. So now the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2010, 16:04
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By apywell
Unhappy Failed MOT.

Well it's not that bad really. It failed on a rear tyre and an air freshener dangling :D. I honestly didn't know about a small dangly air freshener. If they can fail an MOT done by Halfrauds, why do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2010, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 7,395
Posted By apywell
Hi Just thought I'd report back that the...

Hi

Just thought I'd report back that the blockage was indeed the filter all clogged up. Those screws were a pig to undo even with WD40 in order to get at the water bottle. In fact the lower screw...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2010, 13:04
Replies: 8
Views: 7,395
Posted By apywell
Thanks all. I'll sort out the washer this...

Thanks all. I'll sort out the washer this weekend.

Tow bar electrics are ok last time I used them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2010, 07:28
Replies: 8
Views: 7,395
Posted By apywell
Can faulty reverse sensor fail MOT

Hi

I have faulty reverse sensor and looks like there is a blockage with my screen wash. Can either of these fail an MOT?

Alan
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2009, 10:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,430
Posted By apywell
I've noticed this morning that my 75 has no heat...

I've noticed this morning that my 75 has no heat .... blowers work ok though just cold air. :mad:

A phone call to Mr Lates I think
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2009, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By apywell
My year old MAF has packed up again and makes my...

My year old MAF has packed up again and makes my 75 auto stall when doing 3-point turn etc. :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2009, 13:50
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By apywell
I have been to a local garage and they have tied...

I have been to a local garage and they have tied it up with wire as a temp measure.... cost £5.

is replacement an easy DIY job?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2009, 09:31
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By apywell
rear exhaust adrift, and on holiday

hi all.

Down near Dartmouth with the caravan. Rear exhaust has come away. I need new bracket. Can anybody direct me to a Rover garage? I need it done today as we are on the move in the morning.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2009, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By apywell
Sorry to hear about the damage. There are some...

Sorry to hear about the damage. There are some scum about these days!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2009, 08:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks for this pic. I need to check mine for...

Thanks for this pic. I need to check mine for any signs of rust.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2009, 23:49
Replies: 38
Views: 1,814
Posted By apywell
I have recently noticed a 75 at work.. So mine...

I have recently noticed a 75 at work.. So mine isn't the only 75 in the village. :) There used to be another one at work after he saw mine and decided to have a chat to me and then purchased one...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th March 2009, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By apywell
Yeah I need one of these badges too as my plastic...

Yeah I need one of these badges too as my plastic covering has come off.:mad:.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2009, 09:17
Replies: 49
Views: 2,850
Posted By apywell
Does this mean that I can turn the FBH off? I...

Does this mean that I can turn the FBH off? I thougnt it was automatic depending on the outside temp... :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2009, 21:58
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By apywell
Ouch...... -25!!:) now that is cold..

Ouch...... -25!!:) now that is cold..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2009, 21:35
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By apywell
Odd that the rear ones can go without any obvious...

Odd that the rear ones can go without any obvious signs... (apart from the one that went bang) I didn't know the rear had fractured, but the front ones are dangerous..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 17:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Yeah, I may well just do that. Thanks...

Yeah, I may well just do that.

Thanks everyone for the advice.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 13:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Ahhh I understand what it means now.:o

Ahhh I understand what it means now.:o
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 13:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
I think I'll go with the recomendations stated...

I think I'll go with the recomendations stated above. And I'll save around £50 doing so. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 13:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Think I may email the seller

Think I may email the seller
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 13:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Hi Mike Not sure these are the same. States...

Hi Mike

Not sure these are the same. States from 03/99. Mine's 02. But are cheaper especially postage
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 13:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Thanks for that Mike Just out of interest do...

Thanks for that Mike

Just out of interest do you how much these retail at?

Just wondering if it is a good deal from this ebay seller.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2009, 12:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By apywell
Advice on buying front and rear disks and pads

Hi

This post maybe for JDC, I'm not sure.

I have just been on the phone to Lates as he said I will be needing disks and pads front and rear this year (he did my service and MOT last yr). ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2008, 09:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By apywell
Sorry to hear what's happened. But there...

Sorry to hear what's happened.

But there are lots of people on the road who really shouldn't be there. I know one colleague at work who takes her route into work where she mainly turns left. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2008, 09:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By apywell
Yesterday on the news it was stated that a barrel...

Yesterday on the news it was stated that a barrel of oil was at a 4-year low. This being the case, I will be looking forward to fuel prices equal to those 4-years ago in the very near future......
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2008, 09:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By apywell
I signed up for email alerts with petrolprices...

I signed up for email alerts with petrolprices but don't find them any use as they are very out-of-date by the time they send them
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2008, 21:43
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By apywell
Thanks for this info. I've been looking for a...

Thanks for this info. I've been looking for a local place to do the odd repairs when needed. I'll keep a note of this garage.

:cheesy:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2008, 21:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By apywell
Mine has done about 106000 miles now without...

Mine has done about 106000 miles now without problem (touch wood). Oil was changed after I first purchased it at about 70000 and then again at about 90000.

After I first purchased it I did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2008, 20:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By apywell
All 4 of my springs have been changed so am I...

All 4 of my springs have been changed so am I right in thinking that there isn't an issue once the springs have been changed?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2008, 20:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By apywell
Yeah, I'm much more relaxed.....

Yeah, I'm much more relaxed.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2008, 22:03
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By apywell
Hmm, Nice find Paul. I wonder how much truth...

Hmm, Nice find Paul. I wonder how much truth there is in the claims????
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2008, 21:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By apywell
I've noticed mine still running after I get to...

I've noticed mine still running after I get to work and it had been on running temp for a good 10 mins. Lates replaced my thermo about 7 months ago so shouldn't be a thermo issue.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2008, 21:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
I know it's been a while but thought I'd update...

I know it's been a while but thought I'd update this thread. I did as suggested by yp53. I had to wait a week for Maplins to get me a can. It did make a difference but still playing up so decided...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2008, 20:39
Replies: 82
Views: 7,085
Posted By apywell
and a top class job done........

and a top class job done........
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2008, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By apywell
How many miles it done?

How many miles it done?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2008, 20:10
Replies: 22
Views: 3,864
Posted By apywell
This happened to me this summer... lucky for me I...

This happened to me this summer... lucky for me I was only doing a 3 point turn at the time and not travelling at speed. The spring was tight against the tyre wall. Car had to be towed to the garage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2008, 18:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
I was thinking along these lines before I spend...

I was thinking along these lines before I spend £130 notes. The puzzling thing is that performance was fine and no indication there was anything wrong while in France. As I say, I pulled in to pay...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2008, 14:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
Thanks JDC :)

Thanks JDC
:)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2008, 20:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
Doh.... I have had a reply from e-car parts and I...

Doh.... I have had a reply from e-car parts and I didn't realise the page the link was to was the MAF sensor..... they call it the 'air flow meter or the air mass meter'.

I think it is because I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2008, 15:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
Thanks JDC. I have emailed them and lets see how...

Thanks JDC. I have emailed them and lets see how much they are. If they are way too expensive I will contact RR. I'm just happy with the power and not sure about the long term effects of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2008, 22:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
Hi Keith, finally got round to...

Hi Keith,

finally got round to reconnecting the maf and it won't do anything but idle. So I start her up and put my foot down and there is no responce at all. I disconnect the maf and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2008, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
Hi Keith :) No, I have not reconnect it....

Hi Keith :)

No, I have not reconnect it. There is a good chance it got wet, we were driving for about 3hrs in pooring rain when it suddenly died at the toll booth. I will plug it back in this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2008, 08:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By apywell
MAF problems

Hi Guys

Just got back from France, but with problems. Just pulled into the last toll booth in France and the car stalled when pulling away. Managed to pull over to a lay-by and there was some...
Forum: Social Forum 16th September 2008, 21:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By apywell
Just something else about paying by credit...

Just something else about paying by credit card....

I have found in the past that paying by CC will incur a charge for the transaction. This is not the case if paying by debit card. So is the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th September 2008, 21:14
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By apywell
I realised this about a year ago.......

I realised this about a year ago.......
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2008, 15:03
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By apywell
Ah, right! It's all so much clearer now ...

Ah, right! It's all so much clearer now

:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2008, 14:58
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By apywell
What gets me is that you can't buy things over...

What gets me is that you can't buy things over the counter anymore or visit a stately home without giving private details about yourself. For example, I went to buy a garden fork at Screw Fix...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2008, 22:53
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By apywell
Hi Frogwell and welcome to the club I had...

Hi Frogwell and welcome to the club

I had my thermostat replaced by Lates a couple of months ago and I'm almost cretain only one component came out. The thermostat is part of this component. I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2008, 22:42
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By apywell
Hi Richard I had a similar experience with...

Hi Richard

I had a similar experience with my diesel 75. It had been running rough over many months till I decided to get something done about it. Took it to a local BMW garage. They plugged it...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2008, 22:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Hope they catch them before I do.........

Hope they catch them before I do.........
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2008, 22:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Thanks. The offers of help I have received...

Thanks.

The offers of help I have received is quite comforting. I just need to be sure that security improvements are in place before I start rebuilding things down there..... I will see when I...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2008, 22:09
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Thanks for the offer Corwen. What happened to you...

Thanks for the offer Corwen. What happened to you must have been a big shock. Perhaps something similar but that little bit worse needs to happen to them so they can feel what it's like. Of course...
Forum: Social Forum 6th September 2008, 21:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Of course I totally agree with you. This...

Of course I totally agree with you. This government has become far too soft with the youth of today, but I believe it is the parents who are to blame. The majority of these morons are dragged up even...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2008, 14:21
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By apywell
Popped home at dinner and yes I can get the...

Popped home at dinner and yes I can get the weather and that's about it. Something wrong with the news channel. I saw where you can get points and figured I needed these to get on the internet.
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2008, 09:29
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By apywell
I'm still a bit confused because reading around...

I'm still a bit confused because reading around it would seem that the Wii has built-in wifi and should connect without any additional hardware or cost. I didn't realise wifi was built in.

Think...
Forum: Social Forum 5th September 2008, 09:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
I wouldn't have thought so, but it may be worth a...

I wouldn't have thought so, but it may be worth a call as a few people have mentioned this.
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 22:46
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By apywell
I do have a wireless Belkin router. So I need...

I do have a wireless Belkin router. So I need Wii points? What are these like?
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 22:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Hmmmm BBQ...... sounds good to me.

Hmmmm BBQ...... sounds good to me.
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Sadly not. The whole site is rented off the...

Sadly not. The whole site is rented off the council and there is no money to help me start over again. I have aproached the allotment committee but as yet not heard anything from them. There was some...
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 22:27
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Only 2 alltoments were torched. Mine and my...

Only 2 alltoments were torched. Mine and my neighboour. Next door belongs to a school. Many people think it could be a troubled pupil out for revenge and I just happen to be next door. Why else...
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 22:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By apywell
Had a bad week .......

Turned up to the allotment Saturday morning to be greeted by this..

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t202/apywell/DSC00769.jpg

I'm over the shock now. There are some not very nice people...
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 21:54
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By apywell
Best of luck from me too......

Best of luck from me too......
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2008, 21:52
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By apywell
Can you help me.... We have a Wii and a...

Can you help me....

We have a Wii and a Virgin media set top box (broadband) next to it. What do I need to purchase to get on the internet?

Alan
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2008, 21:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By apywell
Just had a look at this one ...

Just had a look at this one
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2008, 21:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By apywell
Oh dear...... I couldn't resist this.... ...

Oh dear......

I couldn't resist this....

Had mine for 2yrs now and the miles on the car is just over 100,000. I've done about 35k myself.

Heres the list:

8 new tyres
all 4 springs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2008, 16:41
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By apywell
Pick the car up and the bearings are housed in...

Pick the car up and the bearings are housed in the hub. £237.33 inc vat.

I only hope I can go 6mts without more failures <fingers crossed>
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2008, 11:36
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By apywell
Hi Russ Yes that was everything including...

Hi Russ

Yes that was everything including vat. They have said that is worst case... I read on another thread that the cost was £135 all in. I just don't want to be ripped off if they have no need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2008, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By apywell
Replacement rear wheel bearing question

Hi

Car in today for rear n/s wheel bearing. Trying a new garage and they are not sure if a bearing can be replaced without replacing the hub. If it is the hub as well it will be about £250. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2008, 09:00
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By apywell
Yeah, mine does the same....

Yeah, mine does the same....
Forum: Social Forum 20th August 2008, 22:01
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By apywell
Sorry to hear about your health Paul. ...

Sorry to hear about your health Paul.

Just do what you have to do to get well again.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2008, 20:53
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By apywell
Yep I have had one spring break on the front and...

Yep I have had one spring break on the front and back and always replaced the pair. So now my 75 is sitting on new springs all round...
Forum: Social Forum 11th August 2008, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By apywell
Yeah, some really good folk on here..... ...

Yeah, some really good folk on here.....

It's good to belong.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2008, 20:38
Replies: 108
Views: 4,201
Posted By apywell
Here's mine ...

Here's mine

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/5945c4f7fbcef9b.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2008, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By apywell
My local Shell has gone from £1.29 to £1.22 for...

My local Shell has gone from £1.29 to £1.22 for Diesel in just over a week
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2008, 21:10
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By apywell
Had my front springs replaced a few weeks ago...

Had my front springs replaced a few weeks ago (done all 4 now).. I thought the spring problem was down to a dodgy batch. New replacements should be ok, shouldn't they?
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 23:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
Ahhh so thats what they look like.

Ahhh so thats what they look like.
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 23:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
I have been in this house for 10yrs and the...

I have been in this house for 10yrs and the aerial is way older than that. However, it is for the caravan. OK, now I need to get me a digi for the van.

Where did you get yours from?

Thanks...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 27th July 2008, 14:30
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By apywell
I went to the local caravan dealer near me and...

I went to the local caravan dealer near me and found that there are 2 kinds. Anyhow, the kind guy said I could take both and just return the one that is not the right fitting. So long as it's not...
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 14:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
It's such a long way off....

It's such a long way off....
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 14:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
Doh...... just what I suspected. I have...

Doh...... just what I suspected.

I have actually purchased the TV for the caravan as you can probably guess from your help with my other thread......... Hmmmm
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 14:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
Hi Russ I've checked the link and it says I...

Hi Russ

I've checked the link and it says I should be able to pick up some freeview channels now. Yes, it does pick up normal analog signals ok and auto tunes them in. Its just when I press the...
Forum: Social Forum 27th July 2008, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By apywell
DVB-T... what do I need?

Hi all

I have purchased a TV with freeview DVB-T but after plugging it in it says that there is no signal. Do I need a special aerial for this. I foolishly thought I could plug the normal...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 27th July 2008, 10:00
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By apywell
Hi Graham, thanks for this. I've never had a...

Hi Graham, thanks for this. I've never had a tourer before and I'm still getting used to how it's all done. I have noticed a 2 square pin socket next to the TV 240v and areal socket. The person...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 26th July 2008, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By apywell
another caravan question

I know this may be a stupid question, but how do I run 12v appliances in my van? Do the 12v run through the existing wall sockets when its not plugged into the electric? Just purchased a dual voltage...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2008, 22:49
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By apywell
Wonder if SWMBO would let me hang it in the...

Wonder if SWMBO would let me hang it in the lounge?..... <me thinks not>
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2008, 22:42
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By apywell
Just had 3x Dunlops fitted to 3 courners..... ...

Just had 3x Dunlops fitted to 3 courners..... and tracking all round.... just short of £200. Britannia Tyres. No problems so far.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2008, 22:37
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By apywell
But Scotland is beautiful this time of year.....

But Scotland is beautiful this time of year.....
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2008, 21:09
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By apywell
We do need more jails but we aint getting them. ...

We do need more jails but we aint getting them. How many times do we hear that people who have been let out or given bail offend again, and sometimes with fatal consequences. Instead of being...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2008, 20:49
Replies: 47
Views: 3,120
Posted By apywell
Funny you should mention this... The 75 is far...

Funny you should mention this... The 75 is far better than the Mondy Ghia X i had before. The lack of power was very noticable with the air con on. Even the Mondy instructions said to turn off the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 23rd July 2008, 22:39
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By apywell
Thats a shame about loosing space in the boot as...

Thats a shame about loosing space in the boot as I have always fancied a subwoofer too....
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2008, 22:36
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By apywell
To be honest I don't understand why they are...

To be honest I don't understand why they are being sent down. From what I understand they are not a danger to the public, and I thought the prisons were full. Shouldn't their cells be used to house...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2008, 22:26
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By apywell
I have never seen any sign of rust on a 75...

I have never seen any sign of rust on a 75 before. I thought it would never happen.

How old is the car?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 22:22
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By apywell
I'm sure there are only 2, one next to battery...

I'm sure there are only 2, one next to battery and one under the rear seat. When I had the AA out during the winter for a fuel pump problem he checked both... not three! How odd they think you have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 22:17
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By apywell
Mine beeps ok when not hooked up. I am off to...

Mine beeps ok when not hooked up. I am off to the van this Saturday so will hook it up and see.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 17:06
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By apywell
Hmmm, I can't remember if it gives an initial...

Hmmm, I can't remember if it gives an initial beep. I'll check next time I'm hooked up. Sadly, not for a few weeks yet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2008, 10:25
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By apywell
I have to agree Jules, but when I only have 15...

I have to agree Jules, but when I only have 15 mins to get into town to see a show, there is never a small family run cafe anywhere in sight.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2008, 09:58
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By apywell
I would be seeking legal advice on this. If the...

I would be seeking legal advice on this. If the letter is stating the incident took place in March 08, surely the car was registered in someone elses name by then. Their claim should stop if you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2008, 09:36
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By apywell
I have strong feelings along the same line of...

I have strong feelings along the same line of thought. Like everything green at the moment. The government only seek to cash in on the green issue and not tackle this green issue on the production...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2008, 09:29
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By apywell
I guess you could go back maybe 20yrs and say the...

I guess you could go back maybe 20yrs and say the same about Diesel. I bet we can all remamber those days when a garage sold 2, 3, and 4 star petrol. No Unleaded and no diesel.

I guess you will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2008, 09:14
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By apywell
It feels great to own a 75

Was starving hungry yesterday lunchtime and popped to the local Burger King. Once i gave my order in another young chap leaned out of the window and was looking into my car. "I'm getting one of these...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 08:51
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By apywell
Hi Dragrad If anything, the trailer is...

Hi Dragrad

If anything, the trailer is closer to the rear of the car, it's only a small 4'x4' trailer. Now the caravan probably has a wider towing bar.

Alan
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 08:47
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By apywell
Thanks Jules Hmmm, I'll have a look at the...

Thanks Jules

Hmmm, I'll have a look at the make when I get out later.

One problem I have is that I can't locate a user guide for the Elddis Tornado 1990. I have written to Elddis to see if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2008, 00:03
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By apywell
Parking aid sounding when hooked up to caravan!

Hiya all.

Anybody know why my parking aid bleeps when reversing and caravan is hitched up, yet doesn't when I have a trailer on, and reversing?

It knows there is a trailer attached but not a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2008, 23:52
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By apywell
The last place to look would be ebay as they will...

The last place to look would be ebay as they will be listed as rare and overpriced.

Could also try Rimmer Brothers or any local X-Part dealer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 22:57
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By apywell
But when enough people convert, Mr Brown will...

But when enough people convert, Mr Brown will only wack the tax up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 22:55
Replies: 79
Views: 3,876
Posted By apywell
My thoughts too........ !

My thoughts too........ !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 09:04
Replies: 79
Views: 3,876
Posted By apywell
Will I still be able to pull me caravan with a...

Will I still be able to pull me caravan with a little NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- eco friendly 2-seater that weighs the same as a matchbox?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 08:59
Replies: 79
Views: 3,876
Posted By apywell
Purchased my 1st caravan only 2 weeks ago.... me...

Purchased my 1st caravan only 2 weeks ago.... me thinking it would lead to cheap weekends away in the country........ doh!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 08:55
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By apywell
and maybe a tax for the air we breathe

and maybe a tax for the air we breathe
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2008, 08:51
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By apywell
Some people have too much time on their...

Some people have too much time on their hands...... <wink>
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2008, 10:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By apywell
Hi mac like everyone here, sorry that you...

Hi mac

like everyone here, sorry that you have people like that living near you. The person who keyed an X on my boot has now moved......

Hope you catch them on vid and that the police...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2008, 09:43
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By apywell
Yet another tax on the motorist.....

Yet another tax on the motorist.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2008, 09:40
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By apywell
So I can rest assure that my CDT is well able to...

So I can rest assure that my CDT is well able to provide me good pulling power for my new van......

I also hear there are some good points to having an auto too..... eg

uphill starts
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2008, 21:44
Replies: 47
Views: 3,120
Posted By apywell
Hi Matt the 30mpg round town is about right but...

Hi Matt
the 30mpg round town is about right but mine does late 40s on motorway.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 13th July 2008, 05:50
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
I must admit 12k is a lot to spend on a tourer,...

I must admit 12k is a lot to spend on a tourer, and not sure if I could justify that myself. I know some are the business and are fantastic, but if a 12k one is pie in the sky couldn't you settle...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 13th July 2008, 05:42
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Hi Graham. Never heard of these before. Think...

Hi Graham. Never heard of these before. Think I'll wait to see how things go. There are always lots of things to buy when first venturing out on something new like this. For example finding a...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 12th July 2008, 22:37
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
I hear good advice about these Tyron bands. Just...

I hear good advice about these Tyron bands. Just been looking up what they are. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good stockist or do any tyre outfit have them?
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2008, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By apywell
I'll drop you a reminder. £5 to the club...

I'll drop you a reminder.

£5 to the club is a deal.
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2008, 22:04
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By apywell
PM has been sent

PM has been sent
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2008, 21:58
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By apywell
Hi Ragitty Can you help me out with a...

Hi Ragitty

Can you help me out with a stabiliser?
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2008, 21:49
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By apywell
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250268190067&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015

This is the actual van I'm getting. Sorry, but not sure what an alko hitch is...

oh, it...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th July 2008, 21:02
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By apywell
caravan stabiliser wanted

Hi

Some may have noticed on another thread that I am taking delivery of my first caravan this weekend. It would appear that a Caravan stabiliser is something that would improve safety for my...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th July 2008, 20:52
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
I guess it will nean joining the forums on thses...

I guess it will nean joining the forums on thses caravan club sites......
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th July 2008, 20:51
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
I have spoken to the guy i'm buying it off...

I have spoken to the guy i'm buying it off tonight and he says he baught it in March this year from a reputable dealer and it was serviced before he took delivery. So sounds good!
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th July 2008, 20:48
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Oh dear, now it seems complicated.... eeek!

Oh dear, now it seems complicated.... eeek!
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th July 2008, 20:44
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks for all your info. I have pulled a trailer...

Thanks for all your info. I have pulled a trailer all over the place full of camping stuff so i kind of know how a trailer behaves while reversing. Although i know a van is soo much wider and taller....
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th July 2008, 20:35
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks Mike... I joined the camping and caravan...

Thanks Mike... I joined the camping and caravan club today because the site we are booked on for the Whitby festival will only take club members..... It will be our first outing.

I think what I...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 20:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks Lee, loads of info here

Thanks Lee, loads of info here
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 20:54
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
If you saw that reference was a van on ebay, then...

If you saw that reference was a van on ebay, then it is the one I have just purchased. I'm thinking that maybe the weight is wrong as is isn't a big van.

I woule like to be sure.... I'll have...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 16:31
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Here's another question.... I will be...

Here's another question....

I will be carrying the awning and other things on the roof of the car. Would the added weight on the 75 make towing safer or is is not that simple.

I take in...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 16:27
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Hi Steve Some sound advice here, thanks. ...

Hi Steve

Some sound advice here, thanks.

We are actually booked into a site but we need to belong to the camping and caravan club when we get there. So as I wasn't sure which one to join they...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 16:19
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
I think a stabiliser is a must then....

I think a stabiliser is a must then....
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 16:18
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks for this. I have seen some cars with the...

Thanks for this. I have seen some cars with the rear of the car well down when towing... cant be good for the shocks.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 13:38
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Thanks for this Sorry for sounding a bit...

Thanks for this

Sorry for sounding a bit thick.... :lol: but what's the nose weight?

And what does a stabiliser do?
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 10th July 2008, 13:17
Replies: 40
Views: 5,486
Posted By apywell
Towing weight of a caravan

Hi

I am taking the delivery of a caravan this weekend.. impulse purchase!! Anyhow, Now I'm noticing that there is a max weight for the caravan I can tow.

Can anyone give advice on this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2008, 20:35
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By apywell
Check that your under engine tray is properly...

Check that your under engine tray is properly fitted. Mine used to make a noise when going over any kinda bump in the road.. 2 bolts missing!
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