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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2019, 09:17
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By marinabrian
Select your size here David ;) LINK...

Select your size here David ;)

LINK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2019, 08:45
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By marinabrian
Given the back story of your car Alan, I would...

Given the back story of your car Alan, I would first of all check to mace sure the connectors to the back of the IPK are sound before you do anything else ;)

Ir certainly won't hurt to break and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 22:54
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By marinabrian
Barton eh?? shame Trikey has moved, but to be...

Barton eh?? shame Trikey has moved, but to be fair he is closer to you now in Norfolk ;)

Many a strange night out in Barton, retiring to New Holland for a nightcap or two :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 22:46
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By marinabrian
We could always wait until we are all released...

We could always wait until we are all released first Steve :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 17:42
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By marinabrian
Fuse 33 in the passenger compartment fusebox ;) ...

Fuse 33 in the passenger compartment fusebox ;)

From the top left, count across four rows, then the forth down from the top.....it's a 15A by the way :)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 00:56
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Lol Alan, all that effort and it looks the same...

Lol Alan, all that effort and it looks the same as this thing which I washed with VIM and Brillo pads, using one bucket of stagnant rainwater with some old leaves rotting away in there :getmecoat:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2019, 00:28
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By marinabrian
Ask Peppy ;) ...

Ask Peppy ;)

https://i2-prod.leicestermercury.co.uk/incoming/article2595011.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/0_DiskImage.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2019, 16:19
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By marinabrian
The answer is you do absolutely nothing at all ;)...

The answer is you do absolutely nothing at all ;)

Simply reconnect the battery and drive the car, nothing changes when you disconnect the battery :)

Brian :D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 23rd April 2019, 08:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By marinabrian
I'm sure I can drag my backside over the border...

I'm sure I can drag my backside over the border this year, so put me down for this one please.

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 07:53
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Indeed, the May 2016 Whitby fish n chips run...

Indeed, the May 2016 Whitby fish n chips run ........

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78074&stc=1&d=1556002287

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 18:40
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By marinabrian
I use either Chevron 10/40 or VTC 10/40 SS ...

I use either Chevron 10/40 or VTC 10/40 SS

LINK (http://www.tradeclubparts.co.uk/parts/oil/engine-oil/10w40ss/)

It's certainly good enough to be used in the diesel, or indeed the petrol models...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 18:24
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Drove it to Seahouses, took a pleasant walk along...

Drove it to Seahouses, took a pleasant walk along the seafront, then for the first time in three years, I spotted a dog of the same manufacturer as my own :eek:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 17:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By marinabrian
I thought Diesel Dick had expressed interest in...

I thought Diesel Dick had expressed interest in the car Richard?

And I'd be surprised if she will find a better offer, certainly not from a scrapman :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 17:45
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By marinabrian
The two litre engine is fitted with blue...

The two litre engine is fitted with blue injectors ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 23:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By marinabrian
LINK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWalt) ...

LINK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWalt)

As Trikey pointed out, Black and Decker at Spennymoor once employed thousands of people manufacturing millions of quality tools.

In the name of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 22:22
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By marinabrian
Only from the manifold joint to catalytic...

Only from the manifold joint to catalytic converter ;)

In answer to the original question, I should imagine it will make no difference whatsoever to the sound output, a cheap exhaust remains a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 22:03
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By marinabrian
These values were metered, so check for the...

These values were metered, so check for the preferred values ;)


So for E24 range resistors, the pull up pair will be 510R and the identifier 51K.

Use gold plated trim trio contacts in your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 21:52
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By marinabrian
£800????? If I were carrying out a top end...

£800?????

If I were carrying out a top end overhaul on a K series head, this is what I would be doing.

After checking the head material for hardness, I then remove camshafts, valves, valve stem...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 21:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,166
Posted By marinabrian
What job are we talking of here Maninder? if we...

What job are we talking of here Maninder? if we are talking about the Caterpillar generating set, then I'm adhering to the letter of the workshop manual.............after all I wouldn't want to have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 20:53
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By marinabrian
No, not useful at all in what you are having done...

No, not useful at all in what you are having done to your car
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 20:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By marinabrian
Only if it were not a.......... V6 Rover ...

Only if it were not a..........

V6
Rover
Fitted with Crowns
Like driving an old armchair (slowly), while returning 25MPG

I still don't understand why he allowed himself to be bullied into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 20:42
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By marinabrian
Fixed your text speak for you there Matthew. ...

Fixed your text speak for you there Matthew.

I've taken a look and yes the line of the door frame is such as to obscure a line of about 10mm.

So with that in mind it makes the skull cap mirrors...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 16:57
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By marinabrian
Have a word with John at MGR garage at Blaydon ...

Have a word with John at MGR garage at Blaydon

Find him HERE (https://www.yell.com/biz/mgr-mot-and-auto-service-blaydon-on-tyne-4232969/)

He will have what you need to repair your car, and put...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 16:50
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By marinabrian
That is a runaway caused by excessive crankcase...

That is a runaway caused by excessive crankcase pressure.

Remove the PCV filter it will be choked up solid, top up the engine oil and start it up.

If the engine runs away (uncontrollable...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 16:40
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By marinabrian
Try moving the drivers seat back a notch, I'm a...

Try moving the drivers seat back a notch, I'm a shortarse and I don't have this issue, so it must just be you :shrug:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 03:37
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By marinabrian
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!:drool4::drool4: ...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!:drool4::drool4:

I can feel my arteries hardening as we speak :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By marinabrian
Not prepared, however not so involved to fix if...

Not prepared, however not so involved to fix if you know how ;)

The IPK needs to be returned to a virgin state, then reintroduced to the car with T4.

Mileage is stored in various places, key,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 21:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By marinabrian
Nah, Graham will be back next week, I'm swapping...

Nah, Graham will be back next week, I'm swapping my ZT for his new Rover 35 thing :D

Anyway I'm sure he will like one of these when he gets sick of BMW ownership

LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 17:06
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By marinabrian
Mmm, period goodness :drool4: LINK...

Mmm, period goodness :drool4:

LINK (item287bdcf3db:g:I4cAAOSwgvNcuDg1)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 16:55
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By marinabrian
No, they look OK on an early Mk1 and completely...

No, they look OK on an early Mk1 and completely stupid on a facelift, but it's your car and they will fit, so that answers the original question :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By marinabrian
Bolts can be found HERE...

Bolts can be found HERE (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-STC2094A)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 22:40
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By marinabrian
The looms are the same, but the skullcap is a far...

The looms are the same, but the skullcap is a far superior mirror in terms of being useful at looking behind you.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 22:21
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By marinabrian
Check to see if the operation of the front...

Check to see if the operation of the front windows are reversed on the drivers switchpack ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 21:47
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By marinabrian
Given you are replacing the DMF and using a...

Given you are replacing the DMF and using a quality clutch kit, I would not use anything other than an LUK slave with the kit.

If you have not already bought the components, then a full kit can be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 21:35
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By marinabrian
Ok then, with the engine idling, slowly release...

Ok then, with the engine idling, slowly release the oil filler cap and listen for an audible hiss ;)

This way you don't risk filling the alternator with black engine oil, from the dipstick...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By marinabrian
John, why not remove the PCV filter and check...

John, why not remove the PCV filter and check it's not blocked ;)

I've only encountered one faulty diesel turbocharger ever :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2019, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By marinabrian
Antifreeze concentrate must be diluted, premixed...

Antifreeze concentrate must be diluted, premixed not so.

If using OAT antifreeze, the dilution rate should be no greater than 33% antifreeze to water.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2019, 20:00
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By marinabrian
Have a word with Mickyboy for a decent used one...

Have a word with Mickyboy for a decent used one ;)

I've looked at your leakback test and you only need one :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 19:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By marinabrian
The 1800 is one thing, but the diesel is quite...

The 1800 is one thing, but the diesel is quite another when it comes to slackening the bolt securing the pulley ;)

One word of warning when using a rattle gun for this particular job, wear gloves,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 18:58
Replies: 31
Views: 1,166
Posted By marinabrian
The answer is simple, if you cannot change the...

The answer is simple, if you cannot change the oil from underneath for whatever reason, be it ill health, nowhere to do the job, etc etc etc then employ someone else to do the job on your behalf.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 22:32
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By marinabrian
I'm sure we can find a space to hold it, if she...

I'm sure we can find a space to hold it, if she needs it gone.

If nothing else, I can shoehorn it onto my driveway when I scrap something less deserving such as this godawful 75 tourer which is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 19:21
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Tomorrow I shall be arranging the uplift of three...

Tomorrow I shall be arranging the uplift of three cars by the scrapman.

I cannot bear the thought of another single day of waste of my life.

I'd rather take the bus
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 18:06
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By marinabrian
Warm the engine fully, then drive to the MOT...

Warm the engine fully, then drive to the MOT station using the gears to keep the engine speed at 4500 rpm, and ask for the emissions to be tested first.

Brian :D
Forum: V8 Forum 17th April 2019, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By marinabrian
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MwQAAOSwxS9cmVv-/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MwQAAOSwxS9cmVv-/s-l1600.jpg

Nice :drool4:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 09:00
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By marinabrian
Assuming the MOT tester actually spots it ;) ...

Assuming the MOT tester actually spots it ;)

The local ex Rover garage that tested my ZT didn't :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 08:53
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By marinabrian
I have to admit, I fitted a Rover badged BMW...

I have to admit, I fitted a Rover badged BMW business CD unit to mine, nice sound quality while retaining the original (ish) look,

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/FZAAAOSw2CFcqyMP/s-l1600.jpg
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 16th April 2019, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,243
Posted By marinabrian
Eric, entry is free to this event ;) And...

Eric, entry is free to this event ;)

And there are normally a huge amount of nice cars in attendance, and not simply MGR stuff.

I can also recommend the Beamish open air museum while you are in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 21:07
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By marinabrian
He is French after all :getmecoat:

He is French after all :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 21:04
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By marinabrian
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=77969&stc=1&d=1555445000
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 20:57
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By marinabrian
What? you end up with a load of hair all over the...

What? you end up with a load of hair all over the place?

There's a delightful young basset hound pup lives around the corner from me, and when I fuss her, I seem to end up covered in stray hairs....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2019, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By marinabrian
I can recommend THESE...

I can recommend THESE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-MG-ZT-EGR-BYPASS-KIT-STAINLESS-STEEL/141143689530?epid=1460913899&hash=item20dcd1c93a:g:OQgAAOxy0bRS~UQz&frcectupt=true), I however would...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 15th April 2019, 22:44
Replies: 101
Views: 3,846
Posted By marinabrian
Trust you to get the shot of the corner of the...

Trust you to get the shot of the corner of the bumper that clattered some debris on the A19 earlier in the week........perhaps I should scrap it :shrug:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 22:05
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By marinabrian
In the late '80s, a friend of mine captured a...

In the late '80s, a friend of mine captured a scrote in the act breaking into his car.

The idiot piped up with "the police won't do a thing", quite the wrong thing to say to an 18 stone 6'3" HGV...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 21:00
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By marinabrian
I suspect there to be less parasitic, as in non...

I suspect there to be less parasitic, as in non at all, for your average Sulzer 12LDA28C though Steve :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 19:41
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By marinabrian
Assuming a good battery which is fully...

Assuming a good battery which is fully charged......

96Ah battery, that will still start the car at a 50% charge level, and the car electronics that correctly go to sleep leaving a quiescent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 17:41
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By marinabrian
My 1800 didn't struggle after three months...

My 1800 didn't struggle after three months :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 16:37
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By marinabrian
I use a bullseye balancer for the 15" wheels, but...

I use a bullseye balancer for the 15" wheels, but then again I also use a Harvey Frost Ace tyre changer :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 08:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By marinabrian
Looked at the video, it has to be catastrophic...

Looked at the video, it has to be catastrophic hose failure, and in terms of can you fill it with plain water, the answer is yes, you would be a fool to use antifreeze with a leak of that magnitude,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 22:43
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By marinabrian
Hairpin centres fit, but I have to ask why are...

Hairpin centres fit, but I have to ask why are you putting unions on an MG?, they won't half look odd :shrug:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By marinabrian
Yes it is, and it works fine ;) The metal...

Yes it is, and it works fine ;)

The metal slave employed in the last clutch change on the Odyssey Blue Connie SE saloon I bought from John "Master" is about to be replaced with one of these, as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 21:06
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By marinabrian
My eyes, my eyes!!!!! What an absolutely...

My eyes, my eyes!!!!!

What an absolutely complete and utterly hideous pile of shizzle :puke:

https://www.rushlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mg-hector-spied-colours-first-india-launch-3.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 20:44
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By marinabrian
Nice, about £150 worth of juice then :drool4: ...

Nice, about £150 worth of juice then :drool4:

Sort of reminds me when I was driving a Marina TC as a daily, which did about 22MPG on a run :getmecoat:

Enjoyment cannot be measured in pecuniary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 20:34
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By marinabrian
I've fitted one of THESE...

I've fitted one of THESE (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ZUA001321) to my car in very late December, and I've covered just over 8000 miles since.

I'm more than happy with it ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2019, 20:31
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Washed off this morning the 1600 miles worth of...

Washed off this morning the 1600 miles worth of road dirt that has accumulated since I last washed it on Saturday gone, chucked a couple of paracetamol and ibuprofen tablet down my neck and headed to...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 14th April 2019, 20:15
Replies: 101
Views: 3,846
Posted By marinabrian
First off I must thank Stu for organising this...

First off I must thank Stu for organising this meet, and the many others he makes happen, there is much more that goes on behind the scenes than meets the eye, so :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

And...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 22:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By marinabrian
You old womble, I was two in 1971 :getmecoat: ...

You old womble, I was two in 1971 :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 21:56
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By marinabrian
I think if you are surprised, or think it's a...

I think if you are surprised, or think it's a major achievement that a car is able to perform a round trip of that described by the OP without breaking down, means you cannot expect much of your own...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By marinabrian
So, which spoiler are you intending for use, the...

So, which spoiler are you intending for use, the lip spoiler or the boomerang?

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 21:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By marinabrian
Stuff like this is frowned upon by the tin...

Stuff like this is frowned upon by the tin research institute, or as they are now known, the international tin association.

Anyway, I prefer to use standard heatshrink, and to intertwine the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By marinabrian
Double denim, I'll leave that sort of poor choice...

Double denim, I'll leave that sort of poor choice look to Simondi :getmecoat:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/YiwAAOSwpOVcn8Mw/s-l1600.jpg

If you need a bumpstart handle for a Mk1 ZT, remember...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 10:15
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By marinabrian
It might have been raining, if I were in a BMW...

It might have been raining, if I were in a BMW convertible and the conditions were inclement, I certainly would have the hood up too :getmecoat:

Anyway it matters not a jot whether a car is 12...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2019, 20:06
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By marinabrian
I'm always amused at threads like this, why...

I'm always amused at threads like this, why shouldn't any car carry out a journey like this :shrug:

I filled up with fuel on Thursday last week, and again on Saturday, 688 miles.

I normally do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2019, 19:41
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Fortunately I've managed to find something solid...

Fortunately I've managed to find something solid to weld too :getmecoat:

Before

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=77891&stc=1&d=1555094156

After
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2019, 06:41
Replies: 398
Views: 29,331
Posted By marinabrian
Tadah !! ...

Tadah !!

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/pHEAAOSwNXpcGghR/s-l1600.jpg

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 22:27
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By marinabrian
The pipe is imperial, the flares SAE not DIN ...

The pipe is imperial, the flares SAE not DIN

So in terms of pipe you need THIS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 22:06
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Invented a time machine and peeked into the...

Invented a time machine and peeked into the future :eek:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=77874&stc=1&d=1555016518
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By marinabrian
I wouldn't buy that based upon the location of...

I wouldn't buy that based upon the location of the LPG filler......the rear quarter panel has been ruined by a lazy autogas installer.

On my car it's mounted on the towbar, and is ultra discrete,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 00:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By marinabrian
Who gives a toss? The "overflow" was a...

Who gives a toss?

The "overflow" was a completely unnecessary component and quite rightly deleted, as it served absolutely no practical purpose whatsoever.

The only real difference between a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 23:18
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By marinabrian
Behold the Frabtel Master cylinder Bleedomatic...

Behold the Frabtel Master cylinder Bleedomatic 2000 (TM)

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/marinabrian/photo%201_zpsaxi8e0az.jpg

I go one step further John, and remove the master...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 22:57
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By marinabrian
By the cringe, those emission figures are a...

By the cringe, those emission figures are a bit.......good Steve.

I'm hoping to emulate your MOT results when I take the old man's tourer in tomorrow or Friday.

Nice one.

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 22:43
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By marinabrian
My last ZT had Nexen N8000 fitted when I bought...

My last ZT had Nexen N8000 fitted when I bought it..........despite having 6mm of tread, I removed them after two days and fitted Uniroyal Rainsport 2, the Nexen tyres were absolutely awful in every...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 22:02
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By marinabrian
Even easier to photograph, as he has a diesel no...

Even easier to photograph, as he has a diesel no need to take off the airbox.

I'm still curious as to where in Durham Andrew hails from, bearing in mind I was in Chester Le Street today, Peterlee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2019, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 978
Posted By marinabrian
It is more completely monitored on the diesel...

It is more completely monitored on the diesel automatic is the answer.

And in answer to Chris's original observation of the circuit, the MAF is a Wheatstone bridge circuit, and as well as that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 08:40
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By marinabrian
I'd remove it completely, that way when the...

I'd remove it completely, that way when the environmentalists get their own way, you won't get numpties damaging your car ;)

I did notice by the way, but chose to say nowt, the rest of the car is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 22:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By marinabrian
Well this one is my least favourite colour,...

Well this one is my least favourite colour, coupled with my least favourite transmission Neil.

It is cheap though :D

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 22:03
Replies: 64
Views: 3,593
Posted By marinabrian
Noooo, Riley :drool4:

Noooo, Riley :drool4:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2019, 08:44
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By marinabrian
Piece of cake this job ;) The lower a pillar...

Piece of cake this job ;)

The lower a pillar trim needs to be removed, to do this pull the door seal away from the part next to the bonnet pull, then hook your fingers behind the trim next to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 07:52
Replies: 77
Views: 4,647
Posted By marinabrian
Bob, I have an observation here, the rear bumper...

Bob, I have an observation here, the rear bumper needs to be removed from the car, and the parking sensors taken out of the bumper.

Failure to do this prior to painting will result in the new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 07:08
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
That statement will apply once the paint has been...

That statement will apply once the paint has been removed properly from the new items, then repainted with decent paint.

Remember to check if the two halves of the upper arms are actually welded...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2019, 06:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By marinabrian
What do you want for £800?...

What do you want for £800? (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-Tourer-2-0-CDTi-auto-Connoisseur-SE-MOT-DEC-2019-PART-EX-TO-CLEAR/153433465403?hash=item23b958e23b:g:TVgAAOSw6EpcRy7v)

Personally, I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 19:58
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Take it off and get one made up by someone like...

Take it off and get one made up by someone like Pirtek Unit 4 Scala Ct, Leeds LS10 1BG, Ferschl etc.

Nothing like getting a hydraulic hose manufactured or repaired by someone who does this for a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 19:53
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marinabrian
I've a brand new 2 button Pektron fob, and can...

I've a brand new 2 button Pektron fob, and can retrieve the EKA for you ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2019, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By marinabrian
Fitting polybushes to the front track control...

Fitting polybushes to the front track control arms leads to premature wear in the central balljoint, as well as losing the compliance factor of the front suspension.

Not even if I were paid would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2019, 12:40
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By marinabrian
This is a failure of the ECM to communicate on...

This is a failure of the ECM to communicate on the CANBUS, forget everything else you've read until you have removed the ECM from it's housing and checked it for water ingress :eek:

Hopefully this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 12:01
Replies: 41
Views: 1,796
Posted By marinabrian
Take a look here Lordy ;) LINK...

Take a look here Lordy ;)

LINK (http://www.paykanhunter.com/)

I'm sure they've only just stopped making them :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2019, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By marinabrian
Ooh about 20MPH I'd say :D Brooklands green...

Ooh about 20MPH I'd say :D

Brooklands green Mk 2 fitted with a modified Mk3 front spoiler, and banded steel wheels.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 21:33
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Subframe stuff

Subframe stuff
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 21:09
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By marinabrian
I've fitted a ZT one with solid bushes to a 75...

I've fitted a ZT one with solid bushes to a 75 tourer today, and began refurbishing the old one which came off.

It would be interesting to know if the 75 bushes are available, or at least...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 09:08
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By marinabrian
I can't wait to see the photographs, not just the...

I can't wait to see the photographs, not just the before and after, but the during as well Bob.

I'm looking forward to seeing the craftsmanship employed by a painter who cares about more than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2019, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By marinabrian
The electrical components are not an issue, some...

The electrical components are not an issue, some of the mechanical parts can be tricky to source as quality can vary greatly, but nothing that should really prevent you from enjoying ownership too...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2019, 09:00
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By marinabrian
The part I linked to is the correct part for a...

The part I linked to is the correct part for a diesel car.

It is quite simple to change, with rudimentary tools, a 15mm spanner or socket.

Assuming you have a jack and axle stands/ramp to lift...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 23:59
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By marinabrian
Here you go ;) LINK...

Here you go ;)

LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 21:03
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By marinabrian
Lol :rofl: ...

Lol :rofl:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 20:11
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By marinabrian
Here you go ;) LINK...

Here you go ;)

LINK (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-KKH101402)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 08:44
Replies: 6
Mot
Views: 287
Posted By marinabrian
I'm ringing Dave Johnson to make sure you get a...

I'm ringing Dave Johnson to make sure you get a fail with a major defect........underside of vehicle obscured by blinding shininess of polished components :eek:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 08:32
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By marinabrian
Mmm, slatted rear window louvres, fibre glass...

Mmm, slatted rear window louvres, fibre glass whip aerial, eight ball gearknob, GKN Wolfrace Slot Mags, with Goodyear Grand Prix S picked out in white, eight track stereo, CB radio, fluffy dice, top...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 00:14
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By marinabrian
Cheap fuel filter collapsing internally perhaps...

Cheap fuel filter collapsing internally perhaps :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 00:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
Nice V8 shooting brake there Roger :drool4: ...

Nice V8 shooting brake there Roger :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2019, 00:10
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Drove it sixty miles north, then serviced a...

Drove it sixty miles north, then serviced a Kaiser DS170 compressor, then drove it south a further 100 miles and collected my freshly shotblasted rear suspension parts from HordenHoudini...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 23:57
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By marinabrian
But what would happen to the ultra rare factory...

But what would happen to the ultra rare factory camper :shrug:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=77754&stc=1&d=1554331596
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 22:41
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By marinabrian
I've owned an XUD engined 218, so no thanks, I've...

I've owned an XUD engined 218, so no thanks, I've also got a 416 tourer, and in every respect it is a much nicer car to drive than any 75 or ZT I've ever owned or indeed driven.

In terms of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 16:24
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By marinabrian
My god Savage S500...

My god Savage S500 :drool4::drool4::drool4::drool4::drool4:

http://retro-motoring.com/magazines/customcar/1974/08/images/019.jpg

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 16:10
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By marinabrian
Get it bought, that will make a smashing car...

Get it bought, that will make a smashing car :drool4:

Well better than a 75 tourer, nicer to drive, and considerably rarer ;)

Brian :D

P.S. I've a wing in the correct colour too, and Rimmers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 08:06
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By marinabrian
I'll give you a fiver for it, provided you...

I'll give you a fiver for it, provided you deliver it to Newcastle :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 08:05
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By marinabrian
Three errors? So based upon what do we say...

Three errors?

So based upon what do we say the RAVE manual is a poorer source of information than a Haynes manual.

Haynes manuals in general lost their way when they were dumbed down in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By marinabrian
You can't save them all, in fact some deserve to...

You can't save them all, in fact some deserve to be saved, and others not so.

I was offered a 2002 connoisseur SE diesel tourer at the end of last week for £250.

As such I've not even bothered...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 23:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By marinabrian
Hmm, I think this comment sums up the actions of...

Hmm, I think this comment sums up the actions of the driver to a tee



I always slow down for horses, and give them a wide berth.

Truly appalling, it's to be hoped that the pillock driving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 22:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By marinabrian
Mmmm, Crowns :drool4::drool4::drool4: ...

Mmmm, Crowns :drool4::drool4::drool4:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=77738&stc=1&d=1554241881
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2019, 22:27
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
It does for me ;) ...

It does for me ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 22:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By marinabrian
They're the same size as fitted to fork spokes...

They're the same size as fitted to fork spokes Mick, and Connoisseur seven spokes are even better as you don't need to paint them from liquid silver to silver sparkle ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 22:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By marinabrian
That Mk1 Fur coat and no knickers car needs a set...

That Mk1 Fur coat and no knickers car needs a set of banded steel wheels on it, forget 11 spokes, and leave those to the discerning Mk2 owner :p::p:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 21:42
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Had a chap around this afternoon who's "mechanic"...

Had a chap around this afternoon who's "mechanic" had been attempting to open the bonnet.

The result was a frayed and fairly useless main cable, but at least I saved the car from having the grille...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 20:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By marinabrian
I love 11 spokes, they are my all time favourite...

I love 11 spokes, they are my all time favourite wheel, much nicer than Apex, Straights, Serpents, Meteors, even Crowns.

They do not however suit a Mk1 at all, they are without a shadow of a doubt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd April 2019, 08:54
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Ah, the MAFless remap didn't work then...

Ah, the MAFless remap didn't work then :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2019, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By marinabrian
It means his injectors are in good nick, and the...

It means his injectors are in good nick, and the compensation being applied by the DDE4 is minimal to keep the engine balanced ;)

As to Chris's figures, they indicate that cylinder four injection...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2019, 01:01
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By marinabrian
Also check the multiplug on the lamp holder...

Also check the multiplug on the lamp holder itself, these are a known failure point if the boot has been leaking in my experience ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2019, 23:20
Replies: 398
Views: 29,331
Posted By marinabrian
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vNUAAOSw7aNcniXF/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vNUAAOSw7aNcniXF/s-l1600.jpg

Mmm Raleigh Tomahawk :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2019, 22:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By marinabrian
Charge the battery overnight Roger, and that will...

Charge the battery overnight Roger, and that will provide enough juice to get you to your mechanic ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st April 2019, 16:08
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By marinabrian
The original stuff is Plastisol Underbody Sealer...

The original stuff is Plastisol Underbody Sealer ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2019, 21:56
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By marinabrian
Here you go, you just need a huge plasticky MG...

Here you go, you just need a huge plasticky MG badge and job done ;)

LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ldv-maxus-minibus-/292586292367)

Or even this.......LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2019, 21:27
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By marinabrian
It does make a huge difference John, and as soon...

It does make a huge difference John, and as soon as I've finished the anti fouling on the bottom of the old man's tourer and fitted up the refurbished rear subframe, along with the new upper arms and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 21:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
Just looked to see where you are, yes go and see...

Just looked to see where you are, yes go and see Gary as he's only about thirty miles from you :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 10:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
One of THESE...

One of THESE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BGS-Tools-1-4-Bit-Socket-5-Star-Torx-Tamperproof-Ts30x38mm-5184-TS30/233155559154?hash=item3649277ef2:g:3HAAAOSw6lpcfhoV)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 00:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, it's not a bad job Scott, however I'm sure...

Yes, it's not a bad job Scott, however I'm sure what you would really like is for the donor NNN000500 to have all of the correct data, VIN and tune for your car.

This is possible with the original...
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2019, 23:56
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By marinabrian
Clive, double glazed units tend to to be filled...

Clive, double glazed units tend to to be filled with whatever happens to be floating about in the atmosphere when the two panes are sealed together ;)

A lot of people will tell you how they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2019, 22:46
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
And for John, 55 022 dragging alumina from Blyth...

And for John, 55 022 dragging alumina from Blyth to Lynemouth........a sight and sound not to forget, especially given the proximity to the track :drool4:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2019, 22:24
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By marinabrian
Yeah, won't be a problem if the wiring is there...

Yeah, won't be a problem if the wiring is there ;)

Generally if the car has the wiring present for electric seats, it will have the cruise wiring in place.

If that's the case, then a cruise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2019, 19:21
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Hi John, I was thirteen years old when the class...

Hi John, I was thirteen years old when the class 55 was withdrawn from passenger service, however I did travel on a train hauled by one before this happened.

There was one used until recently,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By marinabrian
Come loose, or come off, and it's a quick and...

Come loose, or come off, and it's a quick and easy one to try first ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2019, 18:47
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By marinabrian
Check the spade terminal on the starter motor ;) ...

Check the spade terminal on the starter motor ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2019, 10:20
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By marinabrian
Is your car NASP or turbocharged? The latter...

Is your car NASP or turbocharged?

The latter has a slightly higher fuel pump output pressure, but that's about it.

Petrol fuel pumps are not known to be troublesome, and if there is a fuel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2019, 08:11
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By marinabrian
Yes the transponder will be corrupt I'm afraid :(...

Yes the transponder will be corrupt I'm afraid :(

It is a case of removing the EWS3 immobiliser from the car and posting it to whoever you choose who make keys..............HERE...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2019, 01:01
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By marinabrian
Do a search for fabled orange clip, FOC, fuel...

Do a search for fabled orange clip, FOC, fuel filter separation, ffs etc, etc before doing anything else ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th March 2019, 00:54
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
I spotted an MG6 taxi today, it was smoking like...

I spotted an MG6 taxi today, it was smoking like a Deltic on cold startup.

Yuk :getmecoat:

I've covered more miles today in the ZT than I've covered in the 75 since it's last MOT though :cool:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2019, 17:04
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By marinabrian
Using a 75 or ZT handbrake gently.........hmm...

Using a 75 or ZT handbrake gently.........hmm that will be on five clicks then :getmecoat:

Brian :D

P.S. Trikey used to live in Blackhill Consett, it snows in July there :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By marinabrian
Andrew fit the clutch yourself, it's not a bad...

Andrew fit the clutch yourself, it's not a bad job, to do it properly takes a little extra time as the subframe must be removed to do the job.

A three part clutch kit can be found HERE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 17:16
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Based upon that, this car will be 60 years old if...

Based upon that, this car will be 60 years old if that happens to me.

So I doubt it :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2019, 22:49
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By marinabrian
So you knock it into neutral and press the brake...

So you knock it into neutral and press the brake pedal John?

I've never heard such rubbish as using the gearbox leads to premature slave failure........my wife's car has the original slave fitted,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2019, 22:20
Replies: 10,213
Views: 643,542
Posted By marinabrian
Nope, I'm getting bored with this kind of job...

Nope, I'm getting bored with this kind of job now.

I suppose someone will get the benefit of this type of refurbishment in the future :getmecoat:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2019, 21:53
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By marinabrian
That is the deflector that directs air into the...

That is the deflector that directs air into the fuel oil cooler radiator ;)

You need to remove the bolt securing the bracket that remains intact, then the one where the pop rivet has rotted away,...
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