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Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 21st January 2020, 23:56
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By jim_k
Hi, It's possible as I have one and my son...

Hi,

It's possible as I have one and my son Jake was watching tv on it today when I was in the CO OP picking up a few things. Depending on where you are you may get a decent signal. Jake hates...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th January 2020, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By jim_k
Thanks Peter. Yes, I'd like to come. Please put...

Thanks Peter. Yes, I'd like to come. Please put me down along with Jake.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 13:19
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By jim_k
i recently changed the rear light seals which...

i recently changed the rear light seals which were the originals. however the cause of my leak was slight tear and damage to boot seal. i fixed this with automotive sealant and it's been fine since....
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2020, 19:20
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By jim_k
My kids have been educated by myself and my wife...

My kids have been educated by myself and my wife plus their school too. They understand hopefully the sacrifices people made for our freedoms. They have been to museums and know some of what went on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 21:54
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the feedback. Maybe this is a bad idea...

Thanks for the feedback. Maybe this is a bad idea I'm thinking.

Two questions. Would it be worth trying to make the paintwork standout out a little more with a deep clean? I've never used anything...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 20:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By jim_k
Rich, I was thinking of leaving the insides in...

Rich, I was thinking of leaving the insides in white gold but just getting a professional respray on the outside. I love that creamy old English white. I think that would look good. What do you think?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 17:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By jim_k
Thank you Brian. I know some sprayers will do the...

Thank you Brian. I know some sprayers will do the car body alone but not the door inners/ boot inside and under bonnet. This keeps the cost down as you are right its very expensive to do everything...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 17:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By jim_k
Colour change

Just a hypothetical question, but if in the future I was going to invest in a respray at a future time to tidy my car up, I might be tempted to change my cars colour.

I currently have white gold...
Forum: Social Forum 30th December 2019, 17:22
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By jim_k
When we purchased my wife's focus (it was ~11...

When we purchased my wife's focus (it was ~11 years old but 55k miles and excellent condition) I phoned the dealer to check it was still available. He said yes so we set off across town. When we go...
Forum: Social Forum 29th December 2019, 01:08
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By jim_k
A few years ago a old friend of mine tried to...

A few years ago a old friend of mine tried to move house only for the vendor to pull out last minute. He was down a few thousand on surveys and legal fees that I'm pretty sure he wrote off. We get...
Forum: Social Forum 28th December 2019, 22:34
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By jim_k
Unhappy I've just today sold a rotovator on Gumtree to a...

I've just today sold a rotovator on Gumtree to a lovely gent who turned up a little late as he got lost. Really decent chap and he bagged a bargain. You do find some good people out there, so don't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2019, 22:08
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By jim_k
How ironic that the graph even looks like a...

How ironic that the graph even looks like a spring:icon_lol:

You mention springs going at speed and have experience of this, which thankfully ended without me coming to harm. I was going around a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2019, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By jim_k
Hi, I lost a spring on a Mondeo some years ago...

Hi,
I lost a spring on a Mondeo some years ago and had it replaced. The spring on the other side broke within a few months so I think there is some logic if the springs are old to replace them both...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 19:09
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By jim_k
im using a £5 one from home bargains. works...

im using a £5 one from home bargains. works fine.
last time I was in there I couldn't see the same model. The one I've got is rectangular and has a digital gauge. My dad and neighbours have also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2019, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By jim_k
Any idea how much this might cost?

Any idea how much this might cost?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2019, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By jim_k
Chrome / mirror effect door pillars

Hi,
I've seen 75's with mirrored door pillars and they look great. I have contacted a member here who used mirrored polycarbonate from the US and trimmed it to size. He also said others have used...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2019, 00:30
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By jim_k
A post here on customising car mats with Rover...

A post here on customising car mats with Rover logo in case that is of interest. Saw your post and remembered this...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=279284
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 11:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
it rained most of Sat and the boot is totally...

it rained most of Sat and the boot is totally dry. This was achieved with repairing small rip and pinhole in boot seal and winding in the rubber spacers so the lid closes tighter. i also removed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2019, 00:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
Thanks unnerving, I'm thinking almost along the...

Thanks unnerving, I'm thinking almost along the exact same lines.

When you say sealing the rear lights I have fitted new gaskets and tightened the 3 bolts to was wondering about applying a bead...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2019, 19:26
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
I'll do some more detective work using a hose and...

I'll do some more detective work using a hose and some newspaper. The talk idea sounds interesting but I have sat nav and TV units in the boot (Hi line) so don't want too much dust about.

I'll...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2019, 17:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
Worth a go. As I say I think I can rule out the...

Worth a go. As I say I think I can rule out the window or higher up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2019, 16:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the suggestion however none of the...

Thanks for the suggestion however none of the boot lining material or carpet is wet. The only place I can feel dampness is near the lock along that edge.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By jim_k
water in boot - boot seal suspected please advise

Hi,
I recently found water in my boot so changed the rear light seals but found more water the following day. Areas around lights were dry. What I did find however was some dampness which looked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 23:52
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By jim_k
I tried brute force but they simply don't grip....

I tried brute force but they simply don't grip. On ebay the clips are ~£2.50 each but the inner waist strip is probably part of the problem as pointed out to me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 23:44
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By jim_k
Thanks. Can you still get limo rear inner waist...

Thanks. Can you still get limo rear inner waist seals? I thought they had run out too.

One trick I tried a while back was cutting and butting up two good sections salvaged from two partly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By jim_k
rear door - clips not gripping top of door card

Hi,
On my rear door the card is not being gripped by those spring steel clips along the top edge. I think there are 4 of them and the cold in the door card along the top edge. The door has been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By jim_k
I have a Webasto timer and loom but no telestart....

I have a Webasto timer and loom but no telestart. I was thinking of fitting the timer. Lee, if there a how-to on fitting this to the webasto please?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 21:48
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By jim_k
Jacked up car and put support in place. ...

Jacked up car and put support in place.

Once car safely supported, I found that the heat shield had corroded away to white powder where the bolt holes were. A fair bit of material was missing so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 12:09
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the pics. I'm going to wrap up warm...

Thanks for the pics. I'm going to wrap up warm and have a go now.
Jim
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 19th November 2019, 00:03
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By jim_k
A pleasure. We will spray them up too as soon as...

A pleasure. We will spray them up too as soon as the spring comes and things warm up.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 22:54
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By jim_k
Thanks now I understand how the pads are probably...

Thanks now I understand how the pads are probably lost through jacking / sticking. I thought they might fall out when driving but that make sense now.

I'll have a look underneath tomorrow and will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 20:16
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By jim_k
Rubber jacking pads + loose protector above exhaust

Hi,
I'm in need of two rubber jacking pads as two of mine are missing. Do they just push in? I'm thinking of sticking them on using some automotive sealant.

Also today I notice that near the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By jim_k
I've not done rear lights before but can't see...

I've not done rear lights before but can't see why they would not polish up with the Maguire kits I use. online and I think Halfords do it too, you can can buy uv proof coating that you can spray on....
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th November 2019, 01:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By jim_k
yes will have Jake with me. can take a look at...

yes will have Jake with me. can take a look at headlights but will spray coat them in warmer times. i can clean off any frosting no problem at all. will make them look like new in 10 mins.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 15th November 2019, 01:01
Replies: 41
Views: 2,569
Posted By jim_k
I'd love to join you. All being well I'll come...

I'd love to join you. All being well I'll come along.
Jim
Forum: Photography Corner 2nd November 2019, 16:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,249
Posted By jim_k
best looking car in the world. never driven one...

best looking car in the world. never driven one or been in one. what is it like to drive?
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 2nd November 2019, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jim_k
it annoys me that they dont move it a few weeks...

it annoys me that they dont move it a few weeks so it work much better (parking on grass in April has caused mayhem on many occasions). i know they are trying to Mark the closure anniversary but they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:35
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By jim_k
i like that quilted / criss cross stitching. I've...

i like that quilted / criss cross stitching. I've seen it on jags that are top spec. sports exec models. looks good in 75s too
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:23
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By jim_k
you can tick both safety and security boxes by...

you can tick both safety and security boxes by find a location near the front door where you can leave keys that isn't in direct sight of someone peering through your letter box. the trick with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 18:22
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By jim_k
from bits I've read up main dealers were unhappy...

from bits I've read up main dealers were unhappy that the cars had been cheepened by the changes. stuff like no spare wheel, lousy audio equipment and thinner carpets, fake dash eta. it made the cars...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By jim_k
I got tired of them coming off and the clips were...

I got tired of them coming off and the clips were broken. i drilled a small pilot hole and used a small screw. its not noticeable and strips never come off.
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2019, 13:41
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By jim_k
be careful though as some gangs go around with...

be careful though as some gangs go around with fishing rods and snag your keys and then draw them through your letterbox. they then gain access or take your car.
Forum: Was it you? 1st November 2019, 12:58
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By jim_k
good to know they are surviving overseas. i guess...

good to know they are surviving overseas. i guess the climate will keep corrosion rate down. I'd imagine the availability of spares would be the main concern in Spain.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 11:49
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jim_k
when I read this thread title I was afraid at...

when I read this thread title I was afraid at first that a member of the royal family had a shooting accident.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 21:39
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By jim_k
Is it the photo or have the rear seats been...

Is it the photo or have the rear seats been bleached by sunlight?
I like the paintwork but wonder why the person who specifying it didn't go for leather seats?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By jim_k
This looks good. I'd like to try red and will...

This looks good. I'd like to try red and will have a go at the weekend. 15mins sound quick. I'm not sure I'll work at that pace!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 19:12
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By jim_k
Thanks. I have a tin of paint too so I might take...

Thanks. I have a tin of paint too so I might take your advice here. How many coats did you apply and how long did it take to dry (baring in mind it's Oct now so not ideal time of year).

Just found...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 18:41
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By jim_k
alloy repainting problem & caliper painting

Hi,
This weekend despite the weather I resprayed my Jags alloys in the shed. I used cards from a card index to tuck around the rim. I used a quality primer, chrome paint and clear finish. Looks...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2019, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By jim_k
I'm working in Hampshire and some of the minor...

I'm working in Hampshire and some of the minor roads are a disgrace. potholes go unfilled and some time back I smashed in to an exposed drain ironwork. the tarmac around it had been dislodged and I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 10:15
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By jim_k
I do 4 or 5k miles a year so normally do and oil...

I do 4 or 5k miles a year so normally do and oil change every other year. I wouldn't imagine I'd benefit from more frequent than that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 20:23
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By jim_k
RAC are not as good as they were in response...

RAC are not as good as they were in response times and I've had some poor experiences. green flag as mentioned will not cover old cars. in the end I stayed with RAC and got cost down with Tesco club...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 22nd September 2019, 11:12
Replies: 37
Views: 2,264
Posted By jim_k
yes please. Jake and I will join you

yes please. Jake and I will join you
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 19:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By jim_k
I drive a jag daily and rover 75 at weekends. I...

I drive a jag daily and rover 75 at weekends. I find that the jag is a far better driving experience in most aspects. that said I'll never be parted from my 75. Rover has great enthusiasts and a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:46
Replies: 50
Views: 2,633
Posted By jim_k
I'm with rac and response times are not as good...

I'm with rac and response times are not as good as they were. on the plus side they are very skilled, polite and helpful. assuming you can get the cover you want from them then Tesco club card...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 23:19
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jim_k
A friend took the plastic Y shaped inserts and...

A friend took the plastic Y shaped inserts and drilled them out. He then drilled in to the wheel where the plastic lugs had snapped off. With a 4mm hole he tapped in a thread. Finally using some hex...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 18th July 2019, 23:42
Replies: 37
Views: 2,435
Posted By jim_k
Please put me down +3. Not been to a meet since...

Please put me down +3. Not been to a meet since spring so keen to come.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2019, 23:55
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jim_k
Hi, I've never has any problems with Costco...

Hi,

I've never has any problems with Costco tyre fitters however my wheels were fine before they started and now some of these 'Y' spokes are snapped off, one missing and some more damaged. Should...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2019, 00:02
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jim_k
Rover Y spoke alloy wheels - replacement chrome

Hi,

Today I had my tyres changed. Basically 3 of the snap in chrome Y shaped members have snapped off, Please can I ask can you buy these or has anyone got any for sale?

Many thanks,

Jim
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2019, 23:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim_k
I got a good result this evening. I went to...

I got a good result this evening. I went to Costco asked which makes they has for ~£50 expecting Bridgestone as the budget offerings. They only had Michelin in stock and said for buying 2+ tyres they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 21:43
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim_k
On my Jag I found one front tyre scrubbed a lot...

On my Jag I found one front tyre scrubbed a lot of tread from one corner. I had the wheels aligned and replaced the tyre. Now all is fine and alignment from memory cost £20-25. If I had not done this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 21:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim_k
Yes I thought about this today and know Costco do...

Yes I thought about this today and know Costco do a very good tyre service. This is beginning to sway me towards their Bridgestone's. Another local tyre fitter once fitted a wheel for me without...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 23:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By jim_k
Avon or Bridgestone? Which is best?

Hi,

I'm in need of 2 new tyres. 195/65R15 to be exact. Last time I was in Costco I think the price was circa £55 for Bridgestone. I looked at Black Circles and they have Avon at ~£50.

I want...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the replies. I've join the facebook...

Thanks for the replies. I've join the facebook group and will ask there too.
Nigel thank you for this recommendation. £300 seems a lot of money. Is it worth this investment in your view? The £70...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 23:55
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By jim_k
Ford diesel 2.2L crank pulley advice

Hi,
Aside from my 75 diesel I also run an 07 plate Jaguar X-type 2.2L diesel. We drove it to Bognor yesterday to visit Butlins and to take the kids to the new pool they have built.

To cut a long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 14:22
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By jim_k
British car - van - busses watch in Tanzania

Just been on hols to Tanzania and kept my eyes open for any British vehicles on the roads. Listed what i saw below:

Land rovers - handful on roads here but it's mainly Japanese off roaders.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2019, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By jim_k
Mine has done ~80k miles and never missed a beat....

Mine has done ~80k miles and never missed a beat. Mind you I only cover low mileages but have found it to be refined and smooth. Economy is good too.
I'm investigating either remap or Ron box as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2019, 22:28
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By jim_k
holiday reading rover book recommendation

Hi,
I'd like to get a good book for hols which is Rover, Leyland or British car industry orientated. Recently read the following and enjoyed both:

When Rover Met Honda: Insights and Memories...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th March 2019, 18:57
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By jim_k
ABS fault has cleared itself and back to normal :}

ABS fault has cleared itself and back to normal :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th March 2019, 14:26
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By jim_k
Hi, My ABS warning light just came on. If...

Hi,
My ABS warning light just came on. If anyone going to Frimley tomorrow has a code reader I'd be grateful if they can read the code. No worries if not though. See you tomorrow.
Jim
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 2nd March 2019, 15:47
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By jim_k
Yes please we'd like to attend. Myself and family...

Yes please we'd like to attend. Myself and family so 4 in total.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2019, 10:41
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By jim_k
A fair few of the used ones you see on eBay will...

A fair few of the used ones you see on eBay will be frosted or in need of a clean. This is easy enough to do yourself. The plastic can be cut back however I found that with mine dampness has got...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2019, 12:32
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By jim_k
I've done it too. Light levels very much improved...

I've done it too. Light levels very much improved so a good safety upgrade. If you can get a decent pair I'd go for it.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 1st February 2019, 21:24
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By jim_k
Yes please. I'll join you for breakfast and will...

Yes please. I'll join you for breakfast and will have 3 family members with me travelling from Reading.
Jim
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2019, 01:01
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By jim_k
A quick update. Boot plinth repaired. I drilled...

A quick update. Boot plinth repaired. I drilled out a hole where there was a plastic dowel. I've then screwed in a stainless steel bolt with a filed down head. I might superglue in this bolt for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By jim_k
Thanks yes, £15.74. Not a bad price.

Thanks yes, £15.74. Not a bad price.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 20:57
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By jim_k
Yes, I saw that. I think it starts at £15. Might...

Yes, I saw that. I think it starts at £15. Might bid but certainly won't spend more than that.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By jim_k
Wanted - batter cover + boot plinth

Hi,

Has anyone got a battery cover for sale. Also after a chrome booth plinth, the type with ROVER written across it.

I do already have a boot plinth but the lugs are snapped. Has anyone ever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By jim_k
I tried a repair job on a leather sofa some years...

I tried a repair job on a leather sofa some years back. The repair lasted a few days. it's not something I'd try again. Why not get a quote or two first. Maybe the kits are better now but I's start...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2019, 00:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By jim_k
Just a thought but you can sometimes get lucky...

Just a thought but you can sometimes get lucky and find unwanted gifts on Gumtree. There are a few new drills that are makes like Bosch and unused. The only drawback is if it goes wrong / warranty...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 14th January 2019, 00:04
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By jim_k
Really good to meet up and great to see all our...

Really good to meet up and great to see all our cars lined up in one place. The condition of them was so good I got the polish out as soon as I got home and gave mine a tidy up. My son Jake and I...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2019, 00:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By jim_k
I think there is a short clip on youtube of Ed...

I think there is a short clip on youtube of Ed explaining why he left. From memory he said he didn't like the direction the show was going in. I think a new production firm were involved and didn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2019, 00:34
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By jim_k
I think some repairers are getting greedy. A...

I think some repairers are getting greedy. A while back I noticed a neighbour having some repairs done by a colour matcher / mobile guy. Out of interest I asked how much he charged and he said for a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st January 2019, 23:16
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By jim_k
Hi, Today I had a really good day out at...

Hi,
Today I had a really good day out at Brooklands. Aside from all the classics on display (all makes and models) there was so much to see. The aircraft, cars, aero engines, Barnes Wallis exhibits,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2018, 00:06
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By jim_k
Just had a look at the Brooklands meet on new...

Just had a look at the Brooklands meet on new years day. That looks ideal. Will take the 75 down there with family and hope the sun comes out. Great shout. Thanks for that, didn't know this was on.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2018, 00:02
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By jim_k
Thanks guys for that information. Much...

Thanks guys for that information. Much appreciated and will help me decide on what to do next. Valuable information from your experiences. Best regards, Jim
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 01:01
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By jim_k
DAB radio / Christmas meets / Grilles

Hi,
I'd appreciate any advice you can offer on the following:

Firstly, on my way to work I often loose radio signal and wondered if DAB radio would be worth looking at. I looked on youtube at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By jim_k
Boot plinth rover badge wanted

Hi,

My one is faded and is the design with a rover badge in the middle of the plinth. A quick look on ebay and are £5+£2 P&P. This is too much. Anyone know if where I can get for less?

As a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2018, 17:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the ideas and pricing info. Once I've...

Thanks for the ideas and pricing info. Once I've sorted out the alloys this car will look great. For anyone looking for a cheap daily drive I can recommend the X-type diesel. You get a lot of for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2018, 15:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By jim_k
Alloy wheel refurb - how much does it cost?

Hi,
I just swapped my second car. I've got a jag x-type as well as my 75.

The alloys don't look good as the previous owner has painted them matt black and then kerbed them. I'd like to return...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2018, 21:50
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By jim_k
I had a lot of squeaking / noise from front...

I had a lot of squeaking / noise from front suspension. I had the front suspension arms and bushes changed and noise disappeared.
Forum: Events and Meets 13th April 2018, 23:09
Replies: 310
Views: 36,594
Posted By jim_k
Me neither. Any information at this point is...

Me neither. Any information at this point is useful. I'm planning to set off at 8am and may divert to Motor Museum Gaydon as a plan B unless I know more. I'd like to get to Longbridge.

I wish a...
Forum: Events and Meets 13th April 2018, 20:41
Replies: 310
Views: 36,594
Posted By jim_k
Hi, please can I ask if anyone has any details if...

Hi, please can I ask if anyone has any details if a smaller meeting is taking place? I know space is limited so I'm happy to part nearby and walk to it. Any details appreciated. Jim
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2018, 23:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By jim_k
Hi. It was a faulty wheel bearing. I'm...

Hi.
It was a faulty wheel bearing. I'm collecting the car Friday.
Thanks for the advice.
Jim
Forum: Events and Meets 31st March 2018, 18:09
Replies: 310
Views: 36,594
Posted By jim_k
I can't remember if I've said go add me to the...

I can't remember if I've said go add me to the list, if not please can you add me too. I'd like to attend.
Jim
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2018, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By jim_k
Hi, Thanks for the replies. The mechanic pushed...

Hi, Thanks for the replies. The mechanic pushed open the callipers to double check they are not fouling or causing resistance. He's very honest so I'm in good hands. He mentioned the diff but said...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2018, 14:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By jim_k
A quick update. My mobile mechanic jacked up the...

A quick update. My mobile mechanic jacked up the car the other day. He notice the drivers side wheel rotate freely. The passenger side wheel did not. He checked the calipers and all good.
He took it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2018, 16:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for that. I had a front brake stuck on...

Thanks for that. I had a front brake stuck on last year so maybe what you describe is the back ones playing up. This would make sense. It seems to clear up after a short drive.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2018, 16:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By jim_k
Diesel Manual feeling resistance when driving

Hi,
I've got a 2001 75 manual diesel with ~75k miles. I tend to use the car only at weekends but noticed something strange again today. I was doing 30mph in 3rd gear and when I lifted my foot of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2018, 20:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By jim_k
WD is sold around the world and has made a...

WD is sold around the world and has made a fortune! Never forget it's an entertainment show. If it was a real commercial venture they would have been bust after 2 cars.

Mind you they made a good...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th November 2017, 12:10
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By jim_k
Yes interested. I've sent you a private message

Yes interested. I've sent you a private message
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2017, 23:26
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By jim_k
Saloon 75 boot lid removal -how do you do it?

Hi,
I have a gold Rover 75 (paint GMN) that has previously had a spoiler fitted. I'd like to find a good second hand boot lid and fit it. First though, how difficult a job is this please? Can the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2017, 19:46
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By jim_k
Fir tree clip arrived and door card fitted firmly...

Fir tree clip arrived and door card fitted firmly in place. Thanks everyone. One problem however the chrome coloured surround around the interior door release came off and the lugs snapped off....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2017, 23:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By jim_k
When I was there I was told they also own a lot...

When I was there I was told they also own a lot more cars including Hillman / Routes cars but lack the space to display everything. I hope they expand as preserving and displaying these cars is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2017, 23:26
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By jim_k
Thanks for the advice. Fir tree clip on order...

Thanks for the advice. Fir tree clip on order from Rimmers.

I've seen the lock mechanism on Ebay and the green part (this has not broken so I'm ok) so can visualise what I'm trying to do.

Two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2017, 14:50
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By jim_k
rear door card clips and lock position indicator

Hi,

My rear door card needs a clip in the top right position. I've go some cheap yellow clips on Ebay which for another job and these don't work. I've read about red fir tree clips etc and have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2017, 22:18
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By jim_k
parts wanted rear suspension arms / subframe

Hi

I'm after the following parts:

Front subframe (can you get these new or reconditioned?)
Rear suspension arms / spring carriers both side new
drivers side rear inner waist rail seal

Any...
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