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Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 8th April 2020, 20:31
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By COLVERT
So it's a free gift or for sale ??--you don't...

So it's a free gift or for sale ??--you don't actually say.--;)
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 8th April 2020, 20:26
Replies: 52
Views: 10,104
Posted By COLVERT
Would be nice to see a pic of the whole car from...

Would be nice to see a pic of the whole car from the side instead of just bits and pieces.===;););)
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 8th April 2020, 20:20
Replies: 164
Views: 32,080
Posted By COLVERT
And, David, I'm in the Loire valley, south near a...

And, David, I'm in the Loire valley, south near a town called Thouars.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2020, 20:14
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By COLVERT
Maybe you should have used---Wee-Wee.-----:D

Maybe you should have used---Wee-Wee.-----:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2020, 20:11
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By COLVERT
If it's not the dimmer switch then try unplugging...

If it's not the dimmer switch then try unplugging the light switch module a couple of times with some WD 40 sprayed onto the pins.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2020, 23:24
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By COLVERT
2 Litre petrol tractor engine.----20 mpg----on a...

2 Litre petrol tractor engine.----20 mpg----on a good day.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2020, 23:18
Replies: 94
Views: 291,571
Posted By COLVERT
Hi there Willy, nice to see you in here. ...

Hi there Willy, nice to see you in here.

To do a similar thing I use a fairly long piece of small diameter clear plastic tube. By gently sucking on the end I remove the extra liquid and also...
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2020, 20:13
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
This PANDEMIC thread is starting to get a bit out...

This PANDEMIC thread is starting to get a bit out of hand again.

:spam::target::target:
Forum: Social Forum 7th April 2020, 20:00
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Those figures you've quoted.--That's about the...

Those figures you've quoted.--That's about the same recovery rate without treatment.--:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2020, 19:45
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By COLVERT
Cheap petrol.

Better value now--however-Cheap Petrol.--:D:D:D


I'm an old codger now but when I first started motoring I used to buy JET petrol ( Brand name. ) at I guinea ( £1.05. )for SEVEN gallons...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2020, 19:35
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By COLVERT
I was getting a bit of a clonk on pulling away. ...

I was getting a bit of a clonk on pulling away. I though it must be the bottom engine mount. Without checking I bought a new one. However when I checked the existing mount it was in very good...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 21:23
Replies: 186
Views: 13,631
Posted By COLVERT
I feel your pain. My wife and I have had...

I feel your pain.

My wife and I have had many dogs in our long life.

Always the sadness and pain.

Can even affect you more than the loss of a human friend that you've known for many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 21:15
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By COLVERT
The fuel oil for our central heating had run out...

The fuel oil for our central heating had run out so I needed to fill the tank; just in case.--:D---My better half is ALWAYS cold.

Was very pleased and shocked to find there was a 20% drop in...
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
YIKES !!!!! 10 million a day !!! ...

YIKES !!!!!

10 million a day !!!

That means testing the whole population of GB EVERY week.

This guy is a SKY EXPERT !!!------:fight:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 20:29
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By COLVERT
If you had a good friend in the constabulary an...

If you had a good friend in the constabulary an address might be had.---;););)
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 10:46
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Lower, yes. But we still have 9 months to go to...

Lower, yes. But we still have 9 months to go to the end of the year yet.--Those numbers could easily be eclipsed.
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 10:35
Replies: 186
Views: 13,631
Posted By COLVERT
Best of friends.

Guard dogs for our ducks.-- No cats are allowed in our garden as the dogs shoo them off.
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 10:23
Replies: 186
Views: 13,631
Posted By COLVERT
Mostly dogs in here but to be different here're a...

Mostly dogs in here but to be different here're a couple of pics of my tourterelles.---( Ring neck doves )

We do have two Shih Tzu's though.
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By COLVERT
Even though there are double the number of...

Even though there are double the number of confirmed cases of virus infection here in France compared to GB ,no panic buying and the shelves are full.
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 09:29
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
I would expect the last thing you would be...

I would expect the last thing you would be thinking about is the virus if that Tiger got hold of you.---;)
Forum: Social Forum 6th April 2020, 09:24
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Looking at the current statistics we are being...

Looking at the current statistics we are being fed it seems like between 20 to 30 people infected with this virus one doesn't survive it.

To become immune is seems you have to become infected....
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2020, 22:36
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
This business of this unfortunate workload is...

This business of this unfortunate workload is preventing autopsies being carried out so the cause of death is unknown.

If we say folk live to 70 and there are 70,000,000 people in the country...
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2020, 22:09
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By COLVERT
With Leclerc here in France you order from their...

With Leclerc here in France you order from their catalogue so you get exactly what you want and not any other substitute.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2020, 19:34
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By COLVERT
Welcome to the forum James. Your first post in...

Welcome to the forum James. Your first post in EIGHT years.---:eek:

I hope the above posts have helped you solve your problem.
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2020, 22:52
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By COLVERT
Very true. The test only has meaning if the...

Very true. The test only has meaning if the person is tested positive.

Pretend everybody has it and work on that assumption to be safe.
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2020, 22:48
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By COLVERT
The shocking thing about that sort of thing is...

The shocking thing about that sort of thing is how many idiots there are out there.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2020, 22:40
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By COLVERT
We've had that sort of service for a long time...

We've had that sort of service for a long time now in France.

Leclerc, they come out and load your car.----:}
Forum: Social Forum 4th April 2020, 20:41
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Gardening is a good idea to help keep your mind...

Gardening is a good idea to help keep your mind off this nasty virus.

Also your own veg will be better for your health and resistance anyway as it won't contain all those fertilisers that farmers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 20:30
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By COLVERT
I've never removed the leads to charge my...

I've never removed the leads to charge my battery.

Connect the charger leads to the battery THEN switch on the charger.
Switch off the charger BEFORE removing the leads.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2020, 20:27
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By COLVERT
Have you had a look in the --How-To---section ?? ...

Have you had a look in the --How-To---section ??

Lots of folk have had to drill the old piece out. You should find in there how they did it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2020, 18:28
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By COLVERT
Is your car garaged ???----If so just leave the...

Is your car garaged ???----If so just leave the trickle charger connected. That way the alarm is still active.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2020, 18:06
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By COLVERT
Strange that. Not in my concise English...

Strange that. Not in my concise English dictionary.

In my French Larousse though.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2020, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By COLVERT
As above post.---Minimum 24 hours charge. ...

As above post.---Minimum 24 hours charge.

Don't believe the lights on your charger if they say the battery is full in just a few hours.----:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 21:21
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By COLVERT
If you have enough current to start the engine it...

If you have enough current to start the engine it will be miles more than that catch would ever need.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 21:16
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By COLVERT
Brian.---Can't find GALLING in my...

Brian.---Can't find GALLING in my dictionary.---:shrug:


MgJohn. Never found a wheel that wouldn't come unstuck with a firm kick on the tyre.---:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 20:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By COLVERT
Thanks Mike. Been missing your valued...

Thanks Mike. Been missing your valued input.---:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 20:35
Replies: 311
Views: 44,159
Posted By COLVERT
My clonking turned out to be the lower front...

My clonking turned out to be the lower front suspension arm rubber bush. Now replaced and all is perfect once more.--:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By COLVERT
Is this it ?? ...

Is this it ??

http://rovermg1.free.fr/rovermg/images/KFNOXsrJlAyJUYH7DMor.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By COLVERT
You could have confirmed your theory about low...

You could have confirmed your theory about low voltage if you had tried to open the tailgate with the engine running.

The alternator would, on tick over, be putting around 14 volts into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By COLVERT
All you need is a plug in meter/voltage tester in...

All you need is a plug in meter/voltage tester in the cigarette lighter.

Bought one over here in France for a few Euros.

You can also get phone USB chargers that have a continuous...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2020, 19:49
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
You're starting to drift again...

You're starting to drift again John.----:smilie_re:--Go stand in the corner.--:D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 19:29
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By COLVERT
Not sure if it applies in this case but in the...

Not sure if it applies in this case but in the past I've removed a bearing using a long threaded bolt with a nut and large, correct size, washers.--:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 31st March 2020, 18:08
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
I've been looking at the way in which these CPAP...

I've been looking at the way in which these CPAP devices work and can't see they will be a great deal of help to coronavirus sufferers. They are meant for folk who sometimes stop breathing. The...
Forum: Technology Forum 30th March 2020, 23:04
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By COLVERT
I ignore the--Please Update Me---info.---:D ...

I ignore the--Please Update Me---info.---:D


But have now used AVG free for years with no problems.
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2020, 21:41
Replies: 31
Views: 829
Posted By COLVERT
The trouble is they want your personal data...

The trouble is they want your personal data before they let you read anything.

Well they can stick that request.----:flame:
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2020, 21:17
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Those restrictions. You might have noticed in...

Those restrictions. You might have noticed in some of my earlier posts I've been saying just that.

Over here in France they have just doubled the lock down they quoted in the first place.

...
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2020, 21:09
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
The sooner the system comes back on line the...

The sooner the system comes back on line the sooner the country will recover.

I've not seen any mention about the folk who caught and then recovered from this virus.

Is there a test to...
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2020, 20:54
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
And there was me thinking this thread was all...

And there was me thinking this thread was all about the Coronavirus Pandemic.-----:shrug::shrug::shrug:


I'm all for this Buy British but on another thread please.----:smilie_re:
Forum: Social Forum 30th March 2020, 20:39
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Don't worry. We all knew what you meant.---;)

Don't worry. We all knew what you meant.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2020, 23:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By COLVERT
What does the charger in the circuit do, please...

What does the charger in the circuit do, please ??


Plus, which way is the current flow.--:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2020, 23:15
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
The media has always had poor reporting due to...

The media has always had poor reporting due to altering the facts to make a story.


This business of keeping your distance from other folk.

These viruses are Very, Very small. They...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th March 2020, 19:50
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By COLVERT
I guess oiled means using oil whereas lubricated...

I guess oiled means using oil whereas lubricated could mean using quite a variety of friction reducing things.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:40
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By COLVERT
Yes, a slight reprieve.

Yes, a slight reprieve.
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:39
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By COLVERT
Best to put it up on blocks and not move it at...

Best to put it up on blocks and not move it at all.--That would also be far kinder to the car if the garage is good and dry.
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:36
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
andymc. It won't stop at 12 weeks. That...

andymc.

It won't stop at 12 weeks. That is far too far a short a time.

Without a vaccine this is going to stretch into years.

At the age of 83 I can see I shall never have the...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:26
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By COLVERT
Went to get some diesel today. Like a lot of...

Went to get some diesel today. Like a lot of machines you enter your code by touching the screen. I tried with gloves on but nothing happened. Would only accept a fingertip.--:eek:

I keep...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:16
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By COLVERT
Averaging out all of the present estimates it...

Averaging out all of the present estimates it seems like around 5% don't survive the virus.

Take 5% of your 70,000,000.-----:eek::eek::eek:

I really hope the current figures are wrong.
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 20:08
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By COLVERT
Richard.--Those restrictions.--I think the 3...

Richard.--Those restrictions.--I think the 3 weeks will soon become 3 months then maybe 6 months or more.

Without a vaccine then with all the hope in the world this virus will run and run if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 19:59
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By COLVERT
NEVER lubricate the bolts. It's the FRICTION that...

NEVER lubricate the bolts. It's the FRICTION that keep them done up tight.

You will never find that the wheel bolts need lubricating in any service manual.

You might even find yourself...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 20:13
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By COLVERT
She should have assumed that everybody she met...

She should have assumed that everybody she met was contagious and taken the correct precautions herself.

She has obviously ignored all the advice given on the media and put her life in the hands...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2020, 19:16
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By COLVERT
A failing crank sensor has been known to cause a...

A failing crank sensor has been known to cause a misfire at higher revs.--:}
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 21:51
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Further to my post 552 above. I might have...

Further to my post 552 above.

I might have this wrong but it seems like 5% of the folk who get ill don't recover.

So even with those very high numbers I quoted in the other post above maybe up...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 21:05
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By COLVERT
Catch 'em and put them down.--:mad:

Catch 'em and put them down.--:mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2020, 21:03
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By COLVERT
No harm at all if you leave it on one of the...

No harm at all if you leave it on one of the latest trickle chargers. THE CHARGE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDUCED TO GIVE THE BATTTERY ONLY WHAT IT NEEDS.


Ooooops, sorry, hit caps lock.---:D
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 20:54
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Herd immunity, YES. However I read that...

Herd immunity, YES.

However I read that 40,000 beds would soon be available.-:shrug:


For the sake of argument let's say 10,000 folk get infected every day.---365 days a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 21:13
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Very true. I live in France and we are already...

Very true. I live in France and we are already locked down.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 21:06
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
The lock down seems to be the best course of...

The lock down seems to be the best course of action to slow down the virus but it does mean it's going to be a long time to get back to normal if we ever do.

The hope is that we all become...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2020, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By COLVERT
Very unusual wear on the right rear pads....

Very unusual wear on the right rear pads. Obviously you had to push the piston back to fit the new pads. Did it move easily or not when pushing it back ?

To wear that fast the disc must have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2020, 20:19
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By COLVERT
Unplug and count the...

Unplug and count the pins.----------------------------( I think.--)
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2020, 21:20
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
I hinted at that in a much earlier post. ----;)

I hinted at that in a much earlier post. ----;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 21:07
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By COLVERT
I see that ROBTI posted on another thread today...

I see that ROBTI posted on another thread today but no results about his brakes on this one.---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2020, 22:40
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By COLVERT
It's the pad squealing not the calliper. ...

It's the pad squealing not the calliper.

Possible to stop with anti-squeal compound put on the back of the pad.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By COLVERT
Not what you think---:D:D:D Fuel...

Not what you think---:D:D:D


Fuel filter syndrome.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2020, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By COLVERT
Any local garage could weld that up for you. Two...

Any local garage could weld that up for you. Two minute job.

If you need that item on your car to make it road legal then hold the bar in place with a G clamp to get to the garage.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2020, 19:35
Replies: 117
Views: 165,056
Posted By COLVERT
Problem solved ??????????

Problem solved ??????????
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By COLVERT
The plot thickens.---I'm currently watching a...

The plot thickens.---I'm currently watching a series on NETFLIX called TRAVELERS .

Series 2. episodes 5 and 6.

The plot is identical to what is happening in the world today.---:eek::eek::eek:
...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:52
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By COLVERT
It is NOT the best age to go...

It is NOT the best age to go !!!!!!!!!!:panic::panic::panic:






DOB. 1937
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:48
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By COLVERT
The moral of this story is always, always get...

The moral of this story is always, always get yourself a spare key.
Looks like Break a window time.
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:44
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By COLVERT
I usually get 4 or 5 a DAY.---But as you say they...

I usually get 4 or 5 a DAY.---But as you say they seem to have almost vanished.---:shrug:

Could the virus have got them ??
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 22:40
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
The plot thickens.---I'm currently watching a...

The plot thickens.---I'm currently watching a series on NETFLIX called TRAVELERS .

Series 2. episodes 5 and 6.

The plot is identical to what is happening in the world...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 20:30
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By COLVERT
Gearbox oil getting a bit old and thin.---:shrug:

Gearbox oil getting a bit old and thin.---:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 20:21
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Just had a total shut down here in...

Just had a total shut down here in France.---:eek:

Going out without good cause and the official paperwork will result in a fine up to £130.---:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 20:06
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By COLVERT
With that reading the best bet would be to change...

With that reading the best bet would be to change the injector.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 20:02
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By COLVERT
:wot::wot::wot:

:wot::wot::wot:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2020, 19:55
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By COLVERT
Very odd that the noise goes away.--:shrug: ...

Very odd that the noise goes away.--:shrug:

Anything caught up or touching should on those right turns keep making the noise.

Over night it comes back. Going to be hard to find. Please...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 19:20
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By COLVERT
And use an oil/graphite spray on everything.---:D

And use an oil/graphite spray on everything.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 19:16
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By COLVERT
We keep asking questions but not getting answers...

We keep asking questions but not getting answers to them--:shrug:

We need answers to help you.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 17:58
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By COLVERT
No cranking needed.----;) Will run for...

No cranking needed.----;)

Will run for anything up to a minute before turning itself off.
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 21:10
Replies: 151,892
Views: 4,781,343
Posted By COLVERT
The French don't seem to care here. I was the...

The French don't seem to care here. I was the ONLY ONE in a very busy supermarket ( LECLERC ) here today wearing gloves when handling the trolley.----:shrug:---All shelves full.



PS....
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 20:51
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Yes, risk, Michael.------I'm 83 this...

Yes, risk, Michael.------I'm 83 this year.------:eek:
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2020, 21:05
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
You seem to not be aware that THE WORLD is going...

You seem to not be aware that THE WORLD is going to the dogs over this one. Influenza never did that.

Still being an optimist might be the best course when all around you folk are collapsing in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2020, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By COLVERT
I had exactly the same thing. It turned out to be...

I had exactly the same thing. It turned out to be a bad contact in the plug on the light switch unit.

I cleaned the pins and gave it a touch of WD 40. Cured the problem and has been OK for several...
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2020, 11:13
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By COLVERT
Infectuous period.

After a person has successfully recovered from coronavirus is there a period of time when the person is still infectious or is it impossible for them to infect another person ??
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2020, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By COLVERT
I'd love to help but my feet have stayed size 10...

I'd love to help but my feet have stayed size 10 for at least 60 years.---:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 12th March 2020, 11:02
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
However I've never read about any of the...

However I've never read about any of the illnesses you mention spreading at the rate this virus has spread in northern Italy.----I wonder if some Chinese laboratory was working on some cunning virus...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th March 2020, 10:52
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By COLVERT
Jump leads from your car to the her cars battery...

Jump leads from your car to the her cars battery leads, then do the change over.


My post too late for you but might help others.---:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 22:24
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
I think the missing part here is how easily the...

I think the missing part here is how easily the virus is spread.

Just a touch and that's it. I think the other viruses are a tad harder to catch.----:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 18:47
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By COLVERT
WOW Ron. That's some trip down memory lane. 16...

WOW Ron. That's some trip down memory lane. 16 year old post.---:eek:---Three years before even you joined the forum.

Well done mon ami.---:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 18:38
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By COLVERT
Sounds like the detent safety switch on the...

Sounds like the detent safety switch on the selector lever has decided it's not going to work any more.--:eek::eek::eek:

Urgent fix needed before you run yourself or somebody else...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 18:00
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By COLVERT
I believe the original mount had T cast on...

I believe the original mount had T cast on it.---:shrug:

My diesel one has the letter T.---:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 17:49
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By COLVERT
Check the connector on the small wire that goes...

Check the connector on the small wire that goes to the starter motor.

Poor connection here will not allow the engine to start nor will there be any noise.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By COLVERT
I tend to do that sort of thing here and there...

I tend to do that sort of thing here and there even before problems arise from condensation.----:D

Chases that nasty corrosive water away.--;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 17:31
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By COLVERT
I only get a little condensation in the car if...

I only get a little condensation in the car if I've just jumped in out of the rain. Apart from that it stays dry.

I would guess that you do actually have, maybe, a very small leak from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 17:26
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By COLVERT
When you top up with coolant use a 50/50...

When you top up with coolant use a 50/50 antifreeze and water mix.

Top up to the correct level.
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 16:37
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By COLVERT
Your ( aprentice ) might have gone for a...

Your ( aprentice ) might have gone for a 'P'--------------:D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By COLVERT
Too quick.---:shrug:--That poor policeman...

Too quick.---:shrug:--That poor policeman suffered hell.
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 16:17
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
If somebody kicks you in the shin and your leg...

If somebody kicks you in the shin and your leg hurts don't believe anyone who says the things are not connected.----:D

Sounds more like the NHS specialist and his brain are in denial.---:eek:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 16:05
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By COLVERT
Please let us know what the problem was.---:}

Please let us know what the problem was.---:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 16:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By COLVERT
Wow. Trying to get a reaction out of ARDVARK is...

Wow. Trying to get a reaction out of ARDVARK is getting to be quite ardwork.---;)


Speak to us Al.---:D---What's happening ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 15:48
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By COLVERT
If your car is as damp as that inside you will...

If your car is as damp as that inside you will soon have some serious contact problems with the electrics under the dash.

For that amount of damp you would need a pool in the boot and every...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2020, 22:06
Replies: 151,892
Views: 4,781,343
Posted By COLVERT
I read in another post Ford can program the...

I read in another post Ford can program the alternator to work just like a standard alternator. Probably worth investigating.---:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2020, 21:41
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By COLVERT
Mine leaked in the same Place. I lifted...

Mine leaked in the same Place.

I lifted the rubber and sprayed WD 40 under it.

That was 8 years ago and it hasn't leaked since.--:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2020, 13:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By COLVERT
I get the impression that your battery is on its...

I get the impression that your battery is on its last legs.--How old is it ?

If you start with your battery flat and put it on one of those chargers that light up green to tell you your battery...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2020, 16:49
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By COLVERT
Don't start the engine until you have gently...

Don't start the engine until you have gently tried to turn the wheels. The engine power might do a bit more damage.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2020, 12:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By COLVERT
Just curious but------If you've dried out a...

Just curious but------If you've dried out a previously soaked ECU is there a product that you can spray the circuit boards with that will prevent any possible corrosion from happening ???

WD 40...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2020, 10:56
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By COLVERT
Unlikely to be the turbo as the bearings are...

Unlikely to be the turbo as the bearings are basically oil.

ie. Quiet.---They run at very high revs. Maybe up to 70,000 rpm.

No oil and the turbo would seize in seconds.

Sounds...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2020, 11:42
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By COLVERT
Could simply be that a contact needs cleaning as...

Could simply be that a contact needs cleaning as Artic says.

It's probably just age related rather than a component failure.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2020, 11:36
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By COLVERT
The T4. However if you can add some...

The T4.

However if you can add some detail to your question you will get lots more information to any problem you may have.--:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2020, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By COLVERT
IF YOUR BATTERY WENT FLAT MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT A...

IF YOUR BATTERY WENT FLAT MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT A FULL CHARGE. 24 HOURS MINIMUM.


OOps, sorry. I had caps lock on.---:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2020, 22:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By COLVERT
Well, don't keep us guessing what's happened...

Well, don't keep us guessing what's happened ???------:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2020, 22:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By COLVERT
Bumper off ?? Well I've given you some...

Bumper off ??

Well I've given you some detailed info earlier on in case you missed it.----:smilie_re:Thata way.---Lol.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2020, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By COLVERT
Try a half hour battery disconnect. ( Negative...

Try a half hour battery disconnect. ( Negative terminal. )

It might, just might reset things.---:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2020, 20:57
Replies: 478
Views: 20,642
Posted By COLVERT
Your last sentence.----You probably wouldn't get...

Your last sentence.----You probably wouldn't get there either.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2020, 20:39
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By COLVERT
I wonder what happened to the chip in your spare...

I wonder what happened to the chip in your spare key.

Might have been opened in the past and the chip fell out.---:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2020, 20:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By COLVERT
Really it's just a matter of a number of screws. ...

Really it's just a matter of a number of screws.

The terrifying bit is when you get hold of each side of the bumper and give it a good tug.---:eek::eek::eek:

First time 25 minutes. The second...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2020, 21:44
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By COLVERT
I don't think anybody has mention Turbo-Charger...

I don't think anybody has mention Turbo-Charger yet.

Could that be the cause of the smoke if all those pipe junctions are now tight ??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2020, 11:15
Replies: 35
Views: 1,536
Posted By COLVERT
Intercooler hose with bumper off.---;)

Intercooler hose with bumper off.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2020, 11:02
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By COLVERT
Magnetise the collets.--They then stick to the...

Magnetise the collets.--They then stick to the valve stem.--:D


Done it lots of times and it works.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2020, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By COLVERT
Your last sentence, that's the key. --:D ...

Your last sentence, that's the key. --:D

Luckily you've got away with it. If you had damaged the ECU your car would not be running.

The charge you put in your battery needs to have been...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2020, 10:49
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
I suppose you could say that smokers are taking a...

I suppose you could say that smokers are taking a calculated risk of possible death.

Not quite the same when it seems that thousands of men women and children are going to die without any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2020, 10:37
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By COLVERT
You only have to remove a front wheel to get as...

You only have to remove a front wheel to get as good a look as if you got underneath.

You can see if the rubber bush is damaged. Mine collapsed completely.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2020, 22:23
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By COLVERT
It has a two year warranty like the TRW and it...

It has a two year warranty like the TRW and it comes from the manufacturer. With the TRW you have to buy the bush and housing separately which pushes the price up quite a lot.-:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2020, 21:57
Replies: 93
Views: 3,176
Posted By COLVERT
I tried that before coming up with the method...

I tried that before coming up with the method that I described in an earlier post.

When I did it the way you suggested I could not recover the post. I lost my post on several occasions before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2020, 22:57
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By COLVERT
I guess not.---:shrug:

I guess not.---:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2020, 22:55
Replies: 93
Views: 3,176
Posted By COLVERT
If I have a long post I now open up this forum...

If I have a long post I now open up this forum twice.

Then before I post I COPY my post. If when I upload it the post blanks I go to the second forum I've opened and paste my post there. I then...
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2020, 22:40
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
Fortunately it was made well before this virus...

Fortunately it was made well before this virus appeared.---;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2020, 20:00
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By COLVERT
If the Moog one comes with the rubber bush then...

If the Moog one comes with the rubber bush then it is by far the best value.--The description is in the MOOG advert.--Plus the part number.---:D

It fitted by a garage then it's easy on a hoist...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 23:25
Replies: 948
Views: 22,422
Posted By COLVERT
And the worrying thing now is that lots of the...

And the worrying thing now is that lots of the bits we buy for our cars come from China.---:eek::eek::eek:


Always wear gloves when fitting spare parts.---;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2020, 23:09
Replies: 93
Views: 3,176
Posted By COLVERT
Thank you ODD JOB. Interesting. Is there more to...

Thank you ODD JOB. Interesting. Is there more to come ??--:}


PS.. I've lost some posts too. Very annoying.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2020, 20:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By COLVERT
Passed the dreaded MOT today.------:party:

Passed the dreaded MOT today.------:party:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2020, 20:40
Replies: 93
Views: 3,176
Posted By COLVERT
Probably arrive now with coronavirus...

Probably arrive now with coronavirus attached.----:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2020, 20:21
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By COLVERT
Have you had a look through the--How-To's ??? ...

Have you had a look through the--How-To's ???

I haven't read about anybody needing spring compressors for the rear springs.--:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2020, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By COLVERT
Took a look but no pics.----:shrug: ...

Took a look but no pics.----:shrug:


Can they get put back in to make the thread better ??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 11:26
Replies: 69
Views: 5,385
Posted By COLVERT
That should be interesting. Do it. Do it.--:D

That should be interesting. Do it. Do it.--:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2020, 11:22
Replies: 93
Views: 3,176
Posted By COLVERT
Very good question. I hope you get an answer.--:}

Very good question. I hope you get an answer.--:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2020, 11:01
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By COLVERT
From reading all of the above posts I can only...

From reading all of the above posts I can only conclude the master cylinder is not working. Even with a duff piston seal you WILL be able to bleed the brakes as there is no pressure involved....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2020, 10:31
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By COLVERT
Do you mean pump??

Do you mean pump??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2020, 20:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By COLVERT
Thanks Ray for your post.---I am sort of...

Thanks Ray for your post.---I am sort of youngish, 83 this year.--:D:D:D


PS. Just fitted a lower front suspension arm and two new rear discs for the MOT.---:eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2020, 20:25
Replies: 49
Views: 3,213
Posted By COLVERT
Simon.Famous OR notorious. Unbecoming of...

Simon.Famous OR notorious.

Unbecoming of you to pick NOTORIOUS, now hold out your hand !!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 20:17
Replies: 69
Views: 5,385
Posted By COLVERT
I'm very sad to see him go as well. I always...

I'm very sad to see him go as well. I always thought he was a nice young man with a helpful attitude.

Best of luck Brian in whatever you chose to do with your life now.


PS. Oh, and...
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