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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2019, 09:14
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By AndyN01
Snow foam is one of the first additions if/when...

Snow foam is one of the first additions if/when you start getting into really cleaning/detailing your car.

I hadn't heard of it either and wondered if it was the proverbial Snake Oil.

Er, no,...
Forum: Social Forum 7th July 2019, 08:26
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By AndyN01
I'll join in by banging my drum again: ...

I'll join in by banging my drum again:

Choices (should) have consequences.

If someone "choses" to live wherever IMHO they automatically chose to abide by all the laws of wherever they live. If...
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2019, 09:31
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By AndyN01
I'm getting too old to be tolerant towards this...

I'm getting too old to be tolerant towards this sort of stupidity.

Yes, I was young once and did this sort of stuff - but in an 1100 Mini Clubman estate which might have made 80mph downhill with a...
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2019, 09:13
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By AndyN01
And very proud you should be. That's a...

And very proud you should be.

That's a serious degree that must have taken serious work.

Looking forward to her reaping the rewards for her hard work.

Good luck.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2019, 22:32
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By AndyN01
I'm really pleased to hear of a British made car...

I'm really pleased to hear of a British made car that's made 120K faultless miles. :}

What are you classing as higher mileages?

I saw 120K for the 1.8 petrol & 100K for the 1.5 petrol...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2019, 14:03
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By AndyN01
I'm afraid that alone would stop me buying one. ...

I'm afraid that alone would stop me buying one.

I wonder where it goes and what it damages in the process (assuming it's not in a puddle on the floor)? :shrug:

Sorry but I'm used to cars (and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2019, 09:24
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By AndyN01
Exactly as T-Cut says if your windows are...

Exactly as T-Cut says if your windows are scratched then it's serious work with specialist compounds to get them up to scratch :D:D:D:D:D.

If they are just "dirty" my favourite cleaner is...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2019, 09:05
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By AndyN01
What was it about the MINI that appealed? ...

What was it about the MINI that appealed?


And what were the other options?


I'll put a couple of suggestions in.

Toyota Yaris - my father and son both had one. They just work, day after...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By AndyN01
These folks might be the best to ask. ...

These folks might be the best to ask.

http://www.theminiforum.co.uk

I do know that some eat oil at a tremendous rate but as for specifics :shrug:

Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2019, 08:47
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By AndyN01
+1 for Comma Flush Out. Works a treat. ...

+1 for Comma Flush Out.

Works a treat.

I've used various "additives" before draining also.

This thread makes interesting reading.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 17:16
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By AndyN01
Those that were at the last nano saw her. ...

Those that were at the last nano saw her.

She's a 2008 silver Passat Estate 1.9 TDi that has just clocked up 131313 miles. Yes I did take a photo ;)

Here's a few opinions on the differences:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By AndyN01
Now Roverless

My last Rover has now gone to a new home with a member on here :}.

All my Rover bits and pieces have gone as well.

Feeling rather sad but I'll be keeping my eyes open in case another one turns...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 17:43
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By AndyN01
Not all of them........ My son's a...

Not all of them........

My son's a vet.......

They're told on day 1 that there's no chance of having a part time job, going out every night etc. etc. if they want to pass.

They still have...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 16:35
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By AndyN01
I'm afraid I've zero sympathy. Personal...

I'm afraid I've zero sympathy.

Personal choice has consequences.

You chose to go out and buy something and now you can't afford to pay for it.

I guess the finance company will repossess and...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2019, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By AndyN01
Like many things in life you'll only find out how...

Like many things in life you'll only find out how good it is when you need to use it.

I've no idea what is so special about Spain to warrant an additional cost but I'll happily bet that there is...
Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2019, 07:50
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By AndyN01
Good. I'd actually like to see the "maximum...

Good.

I'd actually like to see the "maximum sentence" for any crime removed to be replaced by whatever is considered appropriate.

So if, say, the scumbag that stole Mickyboy's tools was caught...
Forum: Social Forum 25th June 2019, 22:02
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By AndyN01
When one door closes..... Another opens :} ...

When one door closes.....

Another opens :}

Andy

PS Nice to see some karma for her Manager.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 21:58
Replies: 51
Views: 2,086
Posted By AndyN01
Dreadful news mate. You've been such a gent...

Dreadful news mate.

You've been such a gent to deal with.

Hope you get back on you feet very soon.

All the very best.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2019, 10:59
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By AndyN01
There's absolutely everything right with...

There's absolutely everything right with technological advances.

Who now misses playing about with feeler gauges and dwell angle meters for setting the points gap in a distributor?

The key, for...
Forum: Humour Corner 23rd June 2019, 09:31
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By AndyN01
Joking aside, as a Guide Dog puppy walker this is...

Joking aside, as a Guide Dog puppy walker this is a HUGE issue for blind & partially sighted people who are, say, simply trying to cross the road.

Imagine you have no sight. Currently (no pun...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:20
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By AndyN01
I guess (hope) it'll mean that the price will...

I guess (hope) it'll mean that the price will fall through the floor - assuming there are any left that haven't blown up due to a lack of oil or warped heads etc. from a lack of coolant:duh:.

But...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:08
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By AndyN01
It's all about the look - not the substance. ...

It's all about the look - not the substance.

Look at me......

I've got a posh new car......

I wannabe famous for being famous without actually doing anything to warrant it.

Oh, and if I...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:02
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks. This forum is a wealth of great...

Thanks.

This forum is a wealth of great knowledge :}.

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 22:16
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By AndyN01
How "difficult" and/or cost effective is it to...

How "difficult" and/or cost effective is it to recycle the components of the "new" electric vehicles?


Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2019, 22:02
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By AndyN01
If it's got to the point where it's that bad that...

If it's got to the point where it's that bad that the only sensible option is to leave/retire/take redundancy then that's the right decision.

Staying can and probably will destroy you mentally.
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 21st June 2019, 13:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By AndyN01
Hi all, Having been totally messed about by...

Hi all,

Having been totally messed about by the eBay buyer who "won" the auction for my 75 Diesel Tourer she's still with me.

So, if anyone is interested in my tourer please chat to me at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 08:57
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By AndyN01
I think what's happened is that as you've...

I think what's happened is that as you've polished the lights, they have got warm.

The warm air has nowhere to easily escape (unless you take out a bulb or two) and takes on water vapour from the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 09:08
Replies: 67
Views: 2,536
Posted By AndyN01
IMHO the entire tax system needs a complete...

IMHO the entire tax system needs a complete overhaul.

It's ridiculously complex with far too many individual "taxes" which (if you're rich enough to employ someone to find them) means that the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 09:28
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By AndyN01
I wonder when "we" are going to consider doing...

I wonder when "we" are going to consider doing what is "right" or "good" rather than making money?

There are some things that, for me, no amount of money can make up for - how about the extinction...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 09:14
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By AndyN01
All the very best to her. Not a job I could...

All the very best to her.

Not a job I could do but absolutely vital that there are those selfless professionals out there to help us out when we need it most.

Be very, very proud of her.
...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th June 2019, 09:05
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks for the link. There's some good...

Thanks for the link.

There's some good hints and tips BUT beware some of the more apparently "simple" solutions such as using washing up liquid and baking soda to wash the car (no pun intended...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 103
Views: 2,070
Posted By AndyN01
I'd extend this to all motoring offences and also...

I'd extend this to all motoring offences and also collisions deemed to be "your" fault.

And the new test is at IAM standard.

Since the driver has shown that they are not properly competent to...
Forum: Social Forum 13th June 2019, 08:33
Replies: 103
Views: 2,070
Posted By AndyN01
Apparently all the plastic containers that have...

Apparently all the plastic containers that have "AdBlue" in them are totally non recyclable! So to "solve" a pollution issue we use a packaging product that makes it worse!

If you do a little...
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2019, 08:58
Replies: 103
Views: 2,070
Posted By AndyN01
Just for fun (and I don't know if some of these...

Just for fun (and I don't know if some of these are "legal" with international law....):

All persons who are in public office (i.e voted for by the public - councillors, MP's etc.) have their tax...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 08:08
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By AndyN01
For me, it's the quickest way to find out if the...

For me, it's the quickest way to find out if the tyre place is worth visiting.

Anyone who even thinks about using knock on balance weights on alloys won't see me buying from them - ever.

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 08:48
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By AndyN01
Happy Birthday David, Have a great one....

Happy Birthday David,


Have a great one. :birthday:



See you in a couple of weeks at the nano.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 16:37
Replies: 67
Views: 2,653
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks for that. Andy.

Thanks for that.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 07:57
Replies: 67
Views: 2,653
Posted By AndyN01
I use cruise a great deal. But.... The...

I use cruise a great deal.

But....

The cruise on a 75 is quite basic.

More "modern" ones allow small adjustments in speed, particularly to slow by one or two mph, and to change speed in...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 6th June 2019, 09:01
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By AndyN01
Like Teflon (Cliff) I've not used it but I've...

Like Teflon (Cliff) I've not used it but I've read many, many great reviews.

Enjoy the results.

Andy.


A bit weird......

This has just appeared on another forum.....
Forum: Photography Corner 4th June 2019, 09:42
Replies: 43
Views: 2,663
Posted By AndyN01
Gold Finch Chick

Hi all,


Spotted today on our bird feeder along with parent on the niger seed.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47998873073_cf5a3859e8_z_d.jpg
...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 13:09
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By AndyN01
The whole think is barking :duh: If it's...

The whole think is barking :duh:

If it's genuinely about emissions and air quality and not simply a way of grabbing money then surely if a vehicle is too "dirty" then it shouldn't be allowed into...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2019, 12:52
Replies: 200
Views: 4,134
Posted By AndyN01
Whether we love him or loathe him, he is where he...

Whether we love him or loathe him, he is where he is because of a democratic process.

He is the President of the US and therefore arguably the most powerful person on earth.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 16:04
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By AndyN01
What a beautiful boy. Enjoy every minute -...

What a beautiful boy.

Enjoy every minute - even when he's in piranha mode :}.

Unconditional love, all of the time. What could be better?

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2019, 16:00
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By AndyN01
Ah, The Pareto principle: ...

Ah, The Pareto principle:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle

Remarkably accurate across a vast range of things.

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2019, 08:44
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By AndyN01
Sadly there are some people who think that...

Sadly there are some people who think that because they've got money that somehow gives them the right to be miserly, nasty people.

Scrooge, Midas and an Emperor with no clothes springs to mind....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2019, 08:37
Replies: 65
Views: 3,469
Posted By AndyN01
Lovely colour. If anyone can do it - you...

Lovely colour.

If anyone can do it - you can. :bowdown:

Looking forward to the hearing how she makes her way back onto the road.

Good Luck.

Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 12:11
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By AndyN01
You need something with good UV protection. ...

You need something with good UV protection.

Something like this:

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/carpro-dlux-sealant-kit

Remember that although it seems expensive you're only using a very...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2019, 11:41
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By AndyN01
The issue of Lane 3 hoggers is quite an...

The issue of Lane 3 hoggers is quite an interesting one.

IMHO there are three possibilities:

1. "I'm doing the speed limit so I'm obeying the Law and you're not so I'm not moving!"

2. "I've...
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2019, 09:07
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By AndyN01
Spare a thought for those on motorbikes - the...

Spare a thought for those on motorbikes - the ones just going with the flow, not the ones who think public roads are their own private racetrack.

Crumple zones are flesh & bone......

Andy.
Forum: Photography Corner 26th May 2019, 07:07
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By AndyN01
That's a wonderful thing to do. And she's so...

That's a wonderful thing to do.

And she's so lovely :}

Enjoy watching and leading (pun intended ;)) her to a happy and loving life.

You're a gent.

Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 08:18
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By AndyN01
Oh dear..... I'm too slow..... He's...

Oh dear.....

I'm too slow.....

He's beaten me to it.....

I was about to recommend.....

That most efficient and totally effective......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 08:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By AndyN01
There's an interesting note on this site: ...

There's an interesting note on this site:

https://www.dpfproblems.net/cars-without-a-dpf/

".....BMW’s also have a cosmetic method of identifying whether a Particulate filter (DPF) is present,...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2019, 08:23
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By AndyN01
Congratulations David. Brilliant news and well...

Congratulations David. Brilliant news and well done.

See you in June.

Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 08:00
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Les, Contact these people: ...

Hi Les,

Contact these people:

Furniture Clinic
Unit 10 Hobson Industrial Estate
Burnopfield
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 6EA
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2019, 07:37
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By AndyN01
Very sad news indeed. A true motorsport...

Very sad news indeed.

A true motorsport legend.

Absolutely agree that if you haven't seen "Rush" then get yourself a copy.

RIP.

Andy.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 20th May 2019, 23:49
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By AndyN01
Hi, This:...

Hi,

This: https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/gtechniq-c5-wheel-armour

It isn't cheap but it is very good.

A cheaper alternative that is more of a general sealant but works well on wheels is this:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 11:35
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By AndyN01
Anything by Bilt Hamber is generally excellent. ...

Anything by Bilt Hamber is generally excellent.

A possible alternative is this:

http://aquasteel.co.uk/

Whatever you use is likely to be messy :D.

Good Luck
Forum: Items Wanted 19th May 2019, 08:40
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Arie, Yes, they're still available. ...

Hi Arie,

Yes, they're still available.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Andy
Forum: Items Wanted 17th May 2019, 16:56
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Rev, That's fine, They'll go on the...

Hi Rev,

That's fine,

They'll go on the list of Members Spares for sale &/or eBay very soon.

Thanks for letting me know.

Andy.
Forum: Items Wanted 17th May 2019, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Jules, Is this what you're looking...

Hi Jules,


Is this what you're looking for?


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47816366762_011a00163e_z_d.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47079122354_525862b80a_z_d.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 07:24
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
Slightly off topic but all "learning/training...

Slightly off topic but all "learning/training etc." has 4 phases:

Unconscious incompetence - you don't know what you're doing and don't know it's the "wrong" way to do it.

Conscious...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 07:57
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
I totally agree that the standards are woefully...

I totally agree that the standards are woefully inadequate.

The main issue IMHO is the lack of observation closely followed by a lack of ability/capacity whatever you want to call it to then...
Forum: Items Wanted 11th May 2019, 08:38
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Rev, I'm having a huge clear out at the...

Hi Rev,

I'm having a huge clear out at the moment and I might have some.

I'll be in touch.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2019, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By AndyN01
Anyone might think that the industry grand plan...

Anyone might think that the industry grand plan (or maybe the accountant's grand plan) is to have just one "manufacturer" so it doesn't matter what make/model/type of car you buy......the money goes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 08:29
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
Erm.... How did the driver behind get into...

Erm....

How did the driver behind get into a "blind spot" without being seen during the numerous routine mirror checks in the previous minute or so?

But even if they have managed to find a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 12:15
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
Can be very helpful information - for you (us)....

Can be very helpful information - for you (us). i.e. The driver in front isn't much good - Spidey Sense on alert for something a bit "odd" coming up. ;)

With some cars, like my Passat, you don't...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2019, 08:57
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By AndyN01
Very sorry to hear about this. One of my...

Very sorry to hear about this.

One of my sons is a builder and tries to keep as much stuff securely locked away as much as he can but the tools of the trade are big, heavy and carting them in and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By AndyN01
Forgot to say that one of these makes a big...

Forgot to say that one of these makes a big difference to the final finishing:
https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/gtechniq-mf5-power-glass-cloth

It's not a "normal" microfibre, it's a "fish scale" one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 08:23
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
That's the whole point. Advanced...

That's the whole point.

Advanced drivers/riders take information from as far away as possible in all directions.

Information covers everything that can be seen/heard and must then be processed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 14:29
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By AndyN01
For technique have a look about 12 minutes into...

For technique have a look about 12 minutes into this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVUtdlzrktI

This guy is very, very serious about cleaning and really does know his stuff :D ;).
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 14:09
Replies: 48
Views: 2,368
Posted By AndyN01
It's a while since I was involved in Advanced...

It's a while since I was involved in Advanced training but the first thing we'd discuss is Information - receiving it through vision/hearing and giving it through indicators/brake lights etc. (The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 43
Views: 1,945
Posted By AndyN01
These makes for interesting reading (albeit that...

These makes for interesting reading (albeit that they are about motorcycle engines):

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/running

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

As I'm very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 12:57
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By AndyN01
Use good quality screen wash and use the washers...

Use good quality screen wash and use the washers frequently to keep the wash moving through the system.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By AndyN01
Indeed. Yes, the undertray was off. ...

Indeed.

Yes, the undertray was off.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 07:57
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By AndyN01
Good luck and fingers crossed for her. ...

Good luck and fingers crossed for her.


Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 07:50
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By AndyN01
Always a good feeling. :}:}:} Andy.

Always a good feeling. :}:}:}


Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2019, 09:11
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By AndyN01
Oddly enough.....Yes (well clean anyway) :}. ...

Oddly enough.....Yes (well clean anyway) :}.

I work on the idea that it's not fair on the tester to give them a car covered in mud etc. and it allows them to see all the components/body etc which,...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2019, 19:31
Replies: 39
Views: 1,353
Posted By AndyN01
Maybe we're part of some alien's experiment.........

Maybe we're part of some alien's experiment......

And they're seeing how long it takes before "we" destroy ourselves and/or the planet....

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 17:20
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By AndyN01
MoT Today - Passed with no advisories

Hi all,

After my erm..... "struggle" with the passenger side front wishbone and with over 184K on the clock I wasn't relishing today.

But......

The only work was some welding around the rear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 08:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By AndyN01
I've just done this and it was an absolute...

I've just done this and it was an absolute nightmare. :mad:

Thread here:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=290819

The tool that worked was a US Pro 12 tonne ball joint...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 13:02
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By AndyN01
Congratulations to her. Wishing her a long...

Congratulations to her.

Wishing her a long and happy career.

All the best.

Andy.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th April 2019, 09:25
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By AndyN01
Poorboys Black Hole is very good. ...

Poorboys Black Hole is very good.

https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/poorboys-black-hole


(Or White Diamond https://www.shopnshine.co.uk/poorboys-white-diamond)

An equally good alternative is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2019, 09:27
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By AndyN01
This is like many "unpleasant" trades such as,...

This is like many "unpleasant" trades such as, perhaps, modern day slavery/people trafficking or drug production/dealing - it's about greed and profit for the few.

Maybe there needs to be a...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2019, 09:29
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By AndyN01
I love stories like this. Good on the...

I love stories like this.

Good on the elephant ;).

One day we might understand that we share this planet, we don't own it and constantly raping it will bring unpleasant consequences.

But,...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2019, 10:28
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By AndyN01
Is this one of those things that "everyone" knows...

Is this one of those things that "everyone" knows about but "no-one" is doing anything about?

Maybe it's just too resource hungry/costly/difficult to be high up on whoever's list matters? Perhaps...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 11:02
Replies: 42
Views: 2,043
Posted By AndyN01
Really...... Someone being a bit underhand...

Really......

Someone being a bit underhand and on the fiddle to make a few ££££'s ......

Surely not ;).

Maybe we need a list of suppliers of QUALITY parts that last a good amount of time?
...
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2019, 07:53
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By AndyN01
Happy Birthday Chris my good friend. ...

Happy Birthday Chris my good friend.


Enjoy yourself - climb under a car ;) :D:D


Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By AndyN01
Let me think this one through...... 9K buys...

Let me think this one through......

9K buys a gorgeous, rare, quiet, comfortable Bentley or a 6 year old Audi A1 or a 4 year old Fiesta Ecoboost.

For a daily driver I reckon it's the Eurobox.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 21:41
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By AndyN01
I've been lubing wheel bolts or studs/nuts for 4...

I've been lubing wheel bolts or studs/nuts for 4 decades.

Never had one come loose.

Always been able to get them off, particularly useful when you get a puncture in the middle of nowhere, when...
Forum: Humour Corner 2nd April 2019, 21:25
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By AndyN01
I'm pretty old - I remember this the first time...

I'm pretty old - I remember this the first time it was broadcast ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS2N1mBsEdM

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 21:21
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By AndyN01
Or save yourself a messy job and contact Arctic...

Or save yourself a messy job and contact Arctic for one he's prepared earlier - like I did :D:D.

Pretty easy to swap a filthy one for a clean one.


Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 21:15
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By AndyN01
SUCCESS..... Thanks to the generosity of a...

SUCCESS.....

Thanks to the generosity of a Club Member (you know who you are ;)) with the loan of a US Pro 6029 12 ton ball joint separator the offending joint is off.
...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st March 2019, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By AndyN01
I do look forward to your posts soooooooo much...

I do look forward to your posts soooooooo much :bowdown::D:drool4:

I particularly like the "halo" one. Very arty and looks like she's being opposite locked.......

Thanks

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2019, 08:53
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By AndyN01
Good. :D That would give opportunities for...

Good. :D

That would give opportunities for people who are honest, trustworthy and have integrity.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 14:39
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By AndyN01
Still not looking good. Been soaking in...

Still not looking good.

Been soaking in Plusgas in a "well" around the joint and with the weight of the car on it for almost a week.

Remains rock solid and "ringing" when hit and the double...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2019, 08:47
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By AndyN01
Which brings us back to the deterrent/punishment...

Which brings us back to the deterrent/punishment value of our current Police/judicial/penal system......

Something needs to change.

How about the minimum fine for a scam fraud is 100X the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 13:51
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By AndyN01
Looking at the bigger picture - given that the...

Looking at the bigger picture - given that the "public" have now been successfully weaned off "buying" cars and onto PCP do the manufacturers want/need something that lasts more than 3 or maybe 4...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 21:50
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By AndyN01
Good news Tim. :} And looking beautiful. :D...

Good news Tim. :}

And looking beautiful. :D

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2019, 08:16
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By AndyN01
Hiya Paul. Have a great one. Enjoy...

Hiya Paul.

Have a great one.

Enjoy yourself.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 16:35
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
That's the point. They end up with a massive bill...

That's the point. They end up with a massive bill and are not released back into society until it's paid off. Maybe their "gang" could have a whip round to pay it?

The debt is not paid until the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2019, 10:01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
Aren't politicians supposed to be fine upstanding...

Aren't politicians supposed to be fine upstanding pillars of society with morals, honesty and integrity???

So these people are the role models for our youngsters......

No wonder we're in such a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2019, 20:23
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
How many would choose to spend their life on an...

How many would choose to spend their life on an absolutely basic food and shelter regime? That means exactly that. Nothing except food and shelter. It would be the guilty person's choice about...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2019, 14:47
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
There have been several references to the cost to...

There have been several references to the cost to the tax payer.

What if the guilty had to "work" to pay off their "debt" and that included every minute of Police time, the cost of forensics etc.,...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2019, 14:24
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By AndyN01
Happy Birthday Dawn. Have a great one. :D ...

Happy Birthday Dawn.

Have a great one. :D

Andy.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 7th March 2019, 23:03
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By AndyN01
Lovely job, congratulations on the results. ...

Lovely job, congratulations on the results.

Yes, those white bits are a real pain. Especially when they move around :D.

If you haven't done so already pop over to the Detailing World forums....
Forum: Social Forum 7th March 2019, 13:58
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
Here is a copy of something I posted almost a...

Here is a copy of something I posted almost a year ago on another site.

Thought it might add to the discussion here:

IMHO politicians do things reasons which are generally connected to getting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 13:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By AndyN01
It's a beautiful colour, and, in my case a Cowley...

It's a beautiful colour, and, in my case a Cowley car. I'd be very happy to have her back on the road.

But the underneath is erm.... rotten. Lots and lots of it :mad:. Well beyond my abilities and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 07:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Arctic, With 2 guide dog puppies, a...

Hi Arctic,

With 2 guide dog puppies, a father in law with cancer and sons in Newcastle Upon Tyne needs must so I've moved on to a 2008 1.9 diesel Passat with 120+K.

That's not to say I won't...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2019, 17:52
Replies: 76
Views: 1,975
Posted By AndyN01
This whole "more for less" philosophy is surely,...

This whole "more for less" philosophy is surely, obviously, drivel? Simple common sense says that doesn't it? If you haven't got enough people to do the job then some bits of that job can't get done....
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 5th March 2019, 21:34
Replies: 77
Views: 3,800
Posted By AndyN01
Hi all, Although I don't have a roadworthy...

Hi all,

Although I don't have a roadworthy 75 at the moment I'm hoping to pop along on Saturday.

Won't have the polishing kit with me though as I'll only have an hour or so free.

Andy
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 3rd March 2019, 14:59
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By AndyN01
Cheers, you're a star. Oddly enough I was...

Cheers, you're a star.

Oddly enough I was there a few weeks ago with my poorly father in law. His first time and he thoroughly enjoyed it :}. We only managed about a quarter so we'll be going back...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 10:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By AndyN01
Time to say goodbye to the cars

Hi all,

Sorry I've been missing from the forum for the past few weeks.

I've been trying to decide what to do with my 3 75's and have come to the conclusion that I'm going to strip them and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 12:39
Replies: 32
Views: 3,523
Posted By AndyN01
All the very best for the future. Good luck...

All the very best for the future.

Good luck & enjoy yourself.

From one Andy to another.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 09:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By AndyN01
Rant time..... This sort of thing makes me...

Rant time.....

This sort of thing makes me really angry.

We have a decent, hard working bloke doing a good job for a sensible price and some level of scum think it's OK to pop along to his...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 09:19
Replies: 148
Views: 5,643
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks for your thoughts, it's appreciated and...

Thanks for your thoughts, it's appreciated and adds to my considerations and this discussion.

If there is a queue at the speed limit perhaps the limit is too slow? I'm not talking about in built...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 19:16
Replies: 148
Views: 5,643
Posted By AndyN01
Surely the vast majority of collisions occur...

Surely the vast majority of collisions occur because one human being makes an error of judgement and makes a choice in their actions which has nasty consequences?

Such as, perhaps, pulling out of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 11:58
Replies: 45
Views: 3,008
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks, So IMHO we're probably looking at a...

Thanks,

So IMHO we're probably looking at a totally skewed set of figures.

I'd like to see the actual volumes/weights of particulate matter produced in total per, say, year.

Let me guess...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2019, 08:43
Replies: 45
Views: 3,008
Posted By AndyN01
Statistics are wonderful ;) "Solid fuel...

Statistics are wonderful ;)

"Solid fuel stoves - wood and coal - cause 38% of Particulate Matter pollution"

Given that I believe there are no longer any coal fired power stations at all and...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th January 2019, 15:20
Replies: 2
Views: 2,426
Posted By AndyN01
Chat to jubbarelly on here. If anyone...

Chat to jubbarelly on here.

If anyone knows, it'll be him.

https://www.androidice.co.uk/

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2019, 08:35
Replies: 45
Views: 3,008
Posted By AndyN01
The issues around diesel make deals pretty easy...

The issues around diesel make deals pretty easy to get at the moment.

Do the sums for you between costs per litre & mpg & taxes/maintenance costs etc.

I'm sure this is teaching granny to suck...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2019, 08:02
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By AndyN01
Remember that you only find out if an insurance...

Remember that you only find out if an insurance company is any good when you need them.

And yes, I know that they are all the world's experts at wriggling out of things and trying it on.

Can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2019, 09:10
Replies: 53
Views: 2,137
Posted By AndyN01
First, respect for doing all the research and...

First, respect for doing all the research and tracking down the cause of a fault. I'm not too sure I could manage that. :bowdown:.

I wonder what causes any "design fault" to get in there and be...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 11th January 2019, 08:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By AndyN01
When the weather picks up I'll be happy to help...

When the weather picks up I'll be happy to help out.

We can go for the full works with leather cleaner etc.etc..........

:D:D:D

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2019, 18:32
Replies: 53
Views: 2,137
Posted By AndyN01
Which is/was pretty much my point. I'll...

Which is/was pretty much my point.

I'll wager it's pretty easy to "select" a bit of the "lifetime" of a product and claim it's the holy grail of whatever.

I suspect true cradle to grave would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 11:40
Replies: 53
Views: 2,137
Posted By AndyN01
Erm.... What stops something being both...

Erm....

What stops something being both repairable and cheap?

Surely if it can be put together it should be able to be taken apart again?

Or am I missing something fundamental here?

It's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 08:49
Replies: 53
Views: 2,137
Posted By AndyN01
BBC Breakfast - Mending stuff

Anyone else watching (watched) the item about repairing broken electronic stuff rather than throwing it away?

Apparently new items aren't lasting as long as they used to......

And parts are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2019, 13:42
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AndyN01
Maybe worth having a look at what these have to...

Maybe worth having a look at what these have to offer:

https://www.bilthamber.com/

Very well respected company in detailing circles - I have no doubt they'll have some very good products.
...
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2019, 10:00
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By AndyN01
Moonbase Interceptor?? ...

Moonbase Interceptor??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EkR2GlzEFg

Or maybe....

Skydiver??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxNHMz5lSTA
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2018, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By AndyN01
Mmmmm. Very nice. As above, Happy New...

Mmmmm.

Very nice.

As above, Happy New Year to you & yours.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 31st December 2018, 13:12
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By AndyN01
It's such a joy to see your photos pop up in a...

It's such a joy to see your photos pop up in a new post.

As ever, respect.

Have a happy & healthy New Year.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2018, 13:06
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By AndyN01
Great fun. Loved the re-runs on Forces TV. ...

Great fun.

Loved the re-runs on Forces TV.

Not sure the PC brigade appreciate the clothing styles - but I do :icon_lol:. Weren't they done by Sylvia Anderson :icon_question:

Forgotten...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 10:26
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Brian, He's been picked up and it turns...

Hi Brian,

He's been picked up and it turns out that J&B is where it's going to anyway :icon_lol:.

So that's good news.

Thanks again.

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 09:55
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By AndyN01
Brian, you're a star. Cheers mate. ...

Brian, you're a star.


Cheers mate.


Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 09:45
Replies: 47
Views: 2,656
Posted By AndyN01
I think many cars have "character" it's just what...

I think many cars have "character" it's just what you like which makes them have character for you.

I imagine in a fair few years there shall be a whole generation discussing the character of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 09:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By AndyN01
Totally agree. It doesn't take much searching to...

Totally agree. It doesn't take much searching to find enough nightmare experiences and expenses to fill a book.

I suppose if you're only keeping it for 3 years on a PCP then who cares.....

But...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 09:06
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By AndyN01
Accident repair centre - Chester le Streeet

Hi all,

My son has had a bump in his Yaris. He's OK but the car needs some repairs.

Any recommendations very welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Andy.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 28th December 2018, 10:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By AndyN01
Hi, Are we talking cars or house? For...

Hi,

Are we talking cars or house?

For house I use Pro Kleen in a Bissell carpet cleaner: https://www.prokleen.co.uk/carpet-cleaning?source=navsubmenu

For the car try diluted Britemax...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 10:17
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By AndyN01
Hi, Alongside the "reliability index" it may...

Hi,

Alongside the "reliability index" it may be worth having a look at the DEKRA report: https://www.used-car-report.com/en/

Our sons are in Newcastle so we're regularly up & down from Tamworth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2018, 10:04
Replies: 108
Views: 5,274
Posted By AndyN01
Maybe a different slant on the Daily Mail...

Maybe a different slant on the Daily Mail article.


Perhaps those whizzing aroung in new BMW's Mercs etc. don't give a monkey's about the speeding "fine" as it's petty cash for them. Therefore it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2018, 14:56
Replies: 108
Views: 5,274
Posted By AndyN01
Thank you. Sorry that this thread has...

Thank you.

Sorry that this thread has brought back some memories & images you'd rather not have had/seen.

Have a happy Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and above all heathy New Year.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2018, 11:39
Replies: 108
Views: 5,274
Posted By AndyN01
QUOTE=planenut;2696725]Well we all realize that...

QUOTE=planenut;2696725]Well we all realize that problems that do arise are not necessarily because of the regulations, but ultimately they arise because someone chose to drive their vehicle. Not all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2018, 10:36
Replies: 108
Views: 5,274
Posted By AndyN01
Just an observation...... Was the motorway...

Just an observation......

Was the motorway quiet that late at night? I'd imagine so.

Did you see any collisions or any gantry signs indication any sort of delay because of an "incident"...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2018, 08:36
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By AndyN01
Just think, for the money you could have had a...

Just think, for the money you could have had a really practical, "efficient" small euro box.

Glad you made the correct decision. :icon_lol:

Enjoy her (or indeed the Vitesse......)

I'm...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2018, 08:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,096
Posted By AndyN01
Isn't it odd that "we" (aka those in power) never...

Isn't it odd that "we" (aka those in power) never seem to have anticipated any sort of mess/disaster/disruption but always "learn the lessons" from the last one.

How about fires in various...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th December 2018, 10:39
Replies: 108
Views: 5,274
Posted By AndyN01
I've posted elsewhere on this topic. The...

I've posted elsewhere on this topic.

The whole driving thing needs a radical shake up.

The test is, IMHO far, far too easy to pass.

The test should be phased with each stage needing to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 09:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By AndyN01
Having read a few posts on various forums the one...

Having read a few posts on various forums the one piece of critical advice is....

If humanly possible don't let the car out of your sight/possession etc.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2018, 09:28
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By AndyN01
Isn't there an "old" saying about "manners maketh...

Isn't there an "old" saying about "manners maketh man" or something like that?

I'm very happy to agree with you.

Is it such a struggle to say "thank you" or are these people so self centred...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 07:43
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By AndyN01
Try here: ...

Try here:

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/section.php/48/1/cables

I've used them quite a bit and found them to be a very helpful company.

Good luck.

Andy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 07:39
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By AndyN01
I'm with SCP440. What's the reason you're...

I'm with SCP440.

What's the reason you're thinking of getting the kit?

For me, it's just another thing to go wrong and/or cause you stress when it says something is wrong when it isn't.

Not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 07:34
Replies: 34
Views: 1,747
Posted By AndyN01
So, if these figures are in the right ball park,...

So, if these figures are in the right ball park, by somewhere about 2040 there won't be any Lithium available for the batteries?

Doesn't that make the current targets/aims a bit stupid?

Or is...
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