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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2018, 00:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Senator B, pah, nothing compares to a Carlton GSi...

Senator B, pah, nothing compares to a Carlton GSi 3000, save perhaps a Lotus variant :drool4:

Good luck with the sale of your duct tape silver primertallic ZT, who would be seen driving such a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2018, 00:04
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By marinabrian
It' about £200 "up north" for labour, and I would...

It' about £200 "up north" for labour, and I would be looking to fit an LUK repset pro three part clutch kit if it were my car ;)

Something like THIS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 23:49
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Ok, in one persons view it is a special car, in...

Ok, in one persons view it is a special car, in the eyes of another it is nothing special.

For a car to be worth what is being asked of this particular one it, it must be pristine in every...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 23:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Maninder, ten years ago I bought my very first...

Maninder, ten years ago I bought my very first Rover 75, it was a British Racing Green Connoisseur SE Tourer 1800T with 42,000 miles on the clock.

I was the second owner, and the car was at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 22:44
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, I killed my Stan Stephens RG500 Gamma on...

Yes, I killed my Stan Stephens RG500 Gamma on that very road :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 22:36
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By marinabrian
I'm not sure, it's been a while since I last...

I'm not sure, it's been a while since I last ventured up that way.............maybe if Dave would lend me his ZX-12R Ninja :drool4:

Brian :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2018, 22:33
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By marinabrian
Watch out for a stream of well intentioned, but...

Watch out for a stream of well intentioned, but technically inept posting coming your way as to the reason behind the leak around the thermostat housing.

It is generally caused by a chemical...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 22:18
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By marinabrian
Aye, but no road over Hartside at the minute...

Aye, but no road over Hartside at the minute though :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 22:06
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By marinabrian
There of course is sliding and then there is...

There of course is sliding and then there is sliding.........one cannot compare that to running around the hairpin bends on the back road to Alston in a proper rear wheel drive Q car :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 22:00
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By marinabrian
Phwoaarrrr :drool4: Look at the quality...

Phwoaarrrr :drool4:

Look at the quality rubber on those Apex wheels :drool4:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/S2EAAOSw-BpbnNWW/s-l1600.jpg

And look how expensive they are compared to something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 21:44
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Why does that not surprise me, another former...

Why does that not surprise me, another former owner who hangs around like a bad smell.........the stench of burnt ATF from a poorly constructed three speed type 65 automatic gearbox is something to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 20:40
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Another snippet from the vision mixers guild...

Another snippet from the vision mixers guild dinner Simon?

I will put this in plain language so there can be no room for ambiguity either by you or any other person, you had better get your facts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 20:36
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
He won't Simon, unless MSS can find the small...

He won't Simon, unless MSS can find the small change down the back of the sofa in his drawing room he lost when he took his smoking jacket off after the last dinner party that is ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 20:33
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Well, that alone needs to be taken into...

Well, that alone needs to be taken into consideration, about four grand should compensate for that ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 20:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Get it bought then man, it will make a good...

Get it bought then man, it will make a good replacement for that daft quad bike thing, when you fit it with a set of knobbly tyres ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 20:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Maninder, I suggest you buy this car, it is...

Maninder, I suggest you buy this car, it is obviously worth the money being asked, then you can smile smugly at your contribution to artificially inflating the worth of a fourteen year old car.
...
Forum: Items Wanted 18th September 2018, 19:59
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By marinabrian
Are you getting a cash in lieu of repairs...

Are you getting a cash in lieu of repairs settlement? if not it will be written off even for the cost of a secondhand bumper that needs painting.

Bumper on eBay HERE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 19:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
No it's worth every...

No it's worth every penny..........................
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 19:16
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
Can I use the spilt coffee to mask the wavy lines...

Can I use the spilt coffee to mask the wavy lines I vacuumed into my driver's floor mat :shrug:

If not I'll have to pass I'm afraid Mick :(

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 19:06
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
How could I have possibly missed the extra...

How could I have possibly missed the extra cupholder :duh:

If only I could own such a delight...............oh wait I could :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 18:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,117
Posted By marinabrian
And the seller is still being hopelessly...

And the seller is still being hopelessly optimistic with the price :getmecoat:

This car was purchased from a dealer with a warranty and 50,000 miles less on the clock for £2500 less than it is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 18:41
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By marinabrian
Been posted before John, I'll give it to the...

Been posted before John, I'll give it to the seller for a sense of humour :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2018, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By marinabrian
Or don't.........I've used my last EWS today ;)

Or don't.........I've used my last EWS today ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2018, 08:13
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By marinabrian
Perhaps I should, otherwise I'm going to get very...

Perhaps I should, otherwise I'm going to get very wet walking the hound :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2018, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By marinabrian
Speak to Trikey ;)

Speak to Trikey ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 20:36
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By marinabrian
It's an easy job Dan, do it and don't look back...

It's an easy job Dan, do it and don't look back ;)

It's well within the scope of DIY, with access to basic tools and you will enjoy the job.

All it will cost you is a Payen BW750 head set, a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 20:30
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By marinabrian
It's faulty Neil, there should be no optical...

It's faulty Neil, there should be no optical distortion with a laminated screen, it may well have been acceptable with a Triplex Zebrazone toughened screen, but not with a modern screen ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 19:03
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Problem with closing threads Andrew, is it is...

Problem with closing threads Andrew, is it is seen rightly or wrongly as censorship ;)

I would have thought that the recent spate of closed threads would prove that it isn't an effective tool when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2018, 18:37
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By marinabrian
22" drivers side 21" passenger side and I used...

22" drivers side 21" passenger side and I used Michelin Stealth on the ZT.

It's rained since I fitted them on Saturday, and they clear the screen effectively , and are nice and quiet ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 17:48
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Gah, how can I possibly hope to compete with that...

Gah, how can I possibly hope to compete with that statement :duh:

You too are going to go into the little book :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 17:42
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Four months Simon :confused:, I thought it only...

Four months Simon :confused:, I thought it only took you three months to dither your way through a KV6 belt change, during which you spent most of your time criticising everyone from the manufacturer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 17:09
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By marinabrian
It is a manufacturing defect, similar in...

It is a manufacturing defect, similar in practice, but not related to something known as Brewster's Fringes ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 13:10
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Correct, there is nothing there at all, simply an...

Correct, there is nothing there at all, simply an oversensitive soul :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 13:09
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
I don't recall ever mentioning figures Simon,...

I don't recall ever mentioning figures Simon, apart from in PM to one person ;)

Anyway back to the day job :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 07:48
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By marinabrian
It's a Cowley car David ;) SARRJZLLMYM111780

It's a Cowley car David ;)

SARRJZLLMYM111780
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2018, 06:57
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Was that something you discussed at the vision...

Was that something you discussed at the vision mixers guild annual dinner last evening SDItoo :shrug:

The last I noticed, I was allowed to give myself time off from work to come out and play ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2018, 22:09
Replies: 64
Views: 2,860
Posted By marinabrian
The stated method for the 1800 in RAVE is not...

The stated method for the 1800 in RAVE is not certainly not the best technique for the job Simon, this is based on experience.

I do agree with you in respect of radiators, it is much nicer to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2018, 21:20
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Simon, earlier in the year when I presented one...

Simon, earlier in the year when I presented one of the fleet for MOT, I had an advisory for a discoloured side repeater lamp, and it was amazing when I fitted a nice new orange bulb, that it flashed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 22:30
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Or it might simply just be a rusty old wreck ;) ...

Or it might simply just be a rusty old wreck ;)

Cars from the north are definitely ropier in general, compared to ones from the south Phil :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 22:28
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
I have to disagree here Andrew, a lot of cars...

I have to disagree here Andrew, a lot of cars which have lived in Scotland, or next to the seaside suffer quite badly in terms of underbody corrosion.

My wife's car, low mileage, bodywork sound,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 22:01
Replies: 48
Views: 1,576
Posted By marinabrian
Unless the advisories have been dealt with, then...

Unless the advisories have been dealt with, then some of those are expensive fixes, the last two for instance are £240 in parts alone.

Front subframe, unless you are very unlucky, Cliff "Teflon"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 21:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By marinabrian
I've ordered up another couple on Monday to be...

I've ordered up another couple on Monday to be picked at random from the CDC, and see what these are like.

Apparently these have been reworked by the supplier, so it should be interesting to see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 21:41
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By marinabrian
No, otherwise it would be boring ;) Loving...

No, otherwise it would be boring ;)

Loving the Mk1 ZT on the drive at the moment though :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 21:12
Replies: 9,090
Views: 523,974
Posted By marinabrian
Cheap and cheerful fix then Jack, let's see how...

Cheap and cheerful fix then Jack, let's see how the lad fares with his upcoming MOT now :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By marinabrian
I always thought that a shortage of electronic...

I always thought that a shortage of electronic components would be the eventual downfall of these cars.........nope it will be a lack of decent quality replacement bread and butter parts.

Machined...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 20:11
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By marinabrian
Especially when you take the banger rally...

Especially when you take the banger rally stickers off :eek:

260, I'd rather take the bus thanks :D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 15th September 2018, 07:03
Replies: 92
Views: 6,205
Posted By marinabrian
I will refund the £1.70 tunnel fee if you are...

I will refund the £1.70 tunnel fee if you are coming Ronnie, and if you get a ticket you can park for free on the links :p:

Bri :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2018, 07:00
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By marinabrian
If the donor subframe is scrap, then using a...

If the donor subframe is scrap, then using a hacksaw cut a scroll around the outside of the subframe surrounding the bush to the point where the subframe can be opened up using a flat screwdriver,...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 14th September 2018, 20:02
Replies: 92
Views: 6,205
Posted By marinabrian
Bring a brolly ya big tart :p: Seriously...

Bring a brolly ya big tart :p:

Seriously though, why not have a bool down, I'm sure the fish n chip shop owner won't care if you are in a Vauxhall ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2018, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By marinabrian
That bumper would be better fitted to the local...

That bumper would be better fitted to the local civic amenity site ;)

The thing is, the Chinese copy bumpers, and I say copy, because they certainly weren't genuine Roewe 750 don't fit, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2018, 11:06
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By marinabrian
Mmm, 116 CV :drool4:

Mmm, 116 CV :drool4:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2018, 11:01
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By marinabrian
Yes it will show on T4 with the above fault code...

Yes it will show on T4 with the above fault code ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2018, 21:23
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By marinabrian
More than like nearer half four by the time I...

More than like nearer half four by the time I finish up the day job Jack ;)

See you tomorrow then :)

Brian :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2018, 21:09
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By marinabrian
Incremental angle sensor statically defective...

Incremental angle sensor statically defective (intermittent) is the reported fault verbatim ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2018, 20:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By marinabrian
I will be removing a piston and rod at the...

I will be removing a piston and rod at the weekend for you Paul, If you are refitting the head, do so with a couple of bolts and the old gasket just to stop crud getting into places it shouldn't ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2018, 20:46
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, you take them off and store them behind your...

Yes, you take them off and store them behind your shed, or take it to Halfords in Birmingham for a service and they sell them on eBay after failing to refit them ;)

Would tomorrow late afternoon...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2018, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By marinabrian
Is this for your 1800T XPG ZTT? if so I may still...

Is this for your 1800T XPG ZTT? if so I may still have the binary dump from your EWS :eek:

Let me know your VIN, and I'll check for you ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2018, 15:32
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By marinabrian
Why did you do that Martin? I would have...

Why did you do that Martin?

I would have thought a spare would have been cheaper on here ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2018, 13:31
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By marinabrian
Garage is talking rubbish, the part you require...

Garage is talking rubbish, the part you require can be found HERE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-75-UPPER-REAR-SUSPENSION-ARM-RH-MG-ZT-RGG104962-12-MONTH-WARRANTY-/142650440954) and I replaced two...
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2018, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By marinabrian
Absolutely Steve, I couldn't agree more

Absolutely Steve, I couldn't agree more
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 20:37
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By marinabrian
Save the guesswork, BigRuss is in Liversedge and...

Save the guesswork, BigRuss is in Liversedge and will be able to pinpoint the causes of the problems without fuss or drama ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The North East 11th September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 92
Views: 6,205
Posted By marinabrian
I'll be there, along with Cazemi ;) Brian :D

I'll be there, along with Cazemi ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2018, 20:08
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By marinabrian
Forget anyone else David, the only people you...

Forget anyone else David, the only people you need to speak to about smiley numberplates in our region are Alidrew Engineering in Newcastle ;)

LINK (http://www.alidrewnumberplates.co.uk/)

They...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By marinabrian
Surely that is the ideal car for Dawn :drool4:

Surely that is the ideal car for Dawn :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 00:04
Replies: 53
Views: 4,658
Posted By marinabrian
K series engines are rubbish Andrew, my daily...

K series engines are rubbish Andrew, my daily drive up until two years ago only managed 40,000 miles per annum for nine and a half years.

The only 75 I've gone out to buy because it was exactly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2018, 16:01
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By marinabrian
If you fancy a challenge, take a look HERE...

If you fancy a challenge, take a look HERE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-P3-75-SPARES-ONLY-BARN-FIND-WEST-YORKSHIRE/192646003738?hash=item2cda98bc1a:g:0R8AAOSwVAZbfaVv)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2018, 04:30
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By marinabrian
You better order the other side too, as the...

You better order the other side too, as the offside arm is often worse than the nearside ;)

Plenty of plusgas on the inboard pivot bolts, break the rust bond by tightening first, then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2018, 04:21
Replies: 59
Views: 2,803
Posted By marinabrian
Did you pay just less than 1K for that :p:

Did you pay just less than 1K for that :p:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2018, 03:45
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By marinabrian
Your symptoms are that of classic injector...

Your symptoms are that of classic injector leakback Rob, and have nothing to do with the inertia switch, which in itself if is defective the symptoms are non start and hazard warning lights when the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By marinabrian
I'd better ask Gary then :D Ooh, Coventry...

I'd better ask Gary then :D

Ooh, Coventry Climax FWM :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2018, 20:51
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By marinabrian
Ian, I can always tell when an owner is dosing up...

Ian, I can always tell when an owner is dosing up their diesel with 2SO......the injector compensation figures are through the roof and very unstable at that ;)

If you want a good case study, Mike...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 20:43
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By marinabrian
There may well be gaskets, but I can assure you...

There may well be gaskets, but I can assure you there is a very sound electrical connection made via the studs of both the manifold to head joint, and the manifold/turbo joint to exhaust flange ;)
...
Forum: V8 Forum 9th September 2018, 20:37
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By marinabrian
Good grief Les, that sounds like a skeleton...

Good grief Les, that sounds like a skeleton having a lamb shank in a biscuit tin :eek:

Awful
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2018, 19:36
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By marinabrian
You are not missing anything, there is no benefit...

You are not missing anything, there is no benefit whatsoever in adding 2T oil to diesel for the M47R, in fact I would recommend not doing it at all ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 14:37
Replies: 9,090
Views: 523,974
Posted By marinabrian
Drove it to the beach, enjoyed a pleasant couple...

Drove it to the beach, enjoyed a pleasant couple of hours in the company of my wife and my PBGV, oh and roughly eighty Italian Spinones and a single GBGV :eek:

Drove it home after a nice hot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 13:52
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By marinabrian
Rear spring sounds a possibility, however having...

Rear spring sounds a possibility, however having said that concrete roads are like driving on a piece of Ryvita :puke:

You can check the front springs without removing the undertray though ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 13:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
I wouldn't have thought so, the arms are...

I wouldn't have thought so, the arms are identical dimensions old and new, and any change if indeed there is any will be minuscule.

It drives exactly the same as it did yesterday morning on a trip...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 13:38
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By marinabrian
Old wives tale ;) The exhaust is connected...

Old wives tale ;)

The exhaust is connected to the engine mechanically and electrically, and the engine is connected directly to the battery negative :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 22:07
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By marinabrian
I recently fitted a big redd piston and seal kit...

I recently fitted a big redd piston and seal kit to a local members car.

Was I impressed with the kit.........no I was not, and I suspect the seals will not last very well, and the piston appeared...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2018, 21:53
Replies: 59
Views: 2,803
Posted By marinabrian
Change your name by deed poll ;) Mr KVL 639Y...

Change your name by deed poll ;)

Mr KVL 639Y :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 21:02
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By marinabrian
Thanks for that :bowdown: Brian :D

Thanks for that :bowdown:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By marinabrian
Do you have a link to the ARB and drop links on...

Do you have a link to the ARB and drop links on Rimmers by any chance?

Something that might tighten up the handling on my 75 saloon might be just the thing :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2018, 17:24
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
Cool Job done

Well the car is now sporting two new upper arms, and after I cleaned the grease from from the front brake pipe and looked at the perfectly sound green pipe underneath, shook my head and walked away...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 21:18
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By marinabrian
Drop an N series Turbo lump in, a set of bucket...

Drop an N series Turbo lump in, a set of bucket seats with five point harnesses and a roll cage :drool4:


Err no, just leave it as is, apart from a compulsory update to the ECM firmware that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 17:56
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
Plenty of brake pipe Ray, and plenty of arms, I...

Plenty of brake pipe Ray, and plenty of arms, I just didn't fancy lying on my back to do the job on the drive :getmecoat:

I'll be heading south tomorrow morning to Fencehouses..........I bet you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 17:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
It already has 12 months MOT, these were not...

It already has 12 months MOT, these were not fails, simply advisories ;)

I've answered my own question in the meantime, I'm heading over to use a friends two post lift tomorrow morning, if I'm not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 17:11
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
So what next?

I took one of the fleet in for test today, and picked up a couple of advisories.

So the question is do I bite the bullet and do the repairs now, and get it retested and have a clean sheet for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By marinabrian
Well make sure your laptop network settings are...

Well make sure your laptop network settings are set to use a fixed network address of 192.168.001.002 and the line negotiation set to off and the line configuration set to 10 Mbps half duplex ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 18:27
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, uninstall RDS6 then delete the contents of...

Yes, uninstall RDS6 then delete the contents of the "upgrades.ini" file contained in the RDS folder on the C: drive.

RDS 5.06 can then be installed, followed by running the LANGMAP upgrade files...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 16:09
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By marinabrian
Just have a look on eBay for Millicent_bystander,...

Just have a look on eBay for Millicent_bystander, or Tidy_Shopper, there is a man who will certainly be able to furnish you with a pirated version of RDS5.06 :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 13:10
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By marinabrian
Unless the water pump is leaking, I wouldn't...

Unless the water pump is leaking, I wouldn't change it David ;)

The part in question is a PEB102511, however the original variants are smooth bodied castings and have a shaped o ring for sealing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 08:46
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By marinabrian
Turbo Dave in Fencehouses, and a Gates kit will...

Turbo Dave in Fencehouses, and a Gates kit will do the job nicely, in fact I'm sure Dave could source the parts for you just as easily, save you messing around ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2018, 20:09
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By marinabrian
The engine adaptations need to be reset, followed...

The engine adaptations need to be reset, followed by the IACV being setup correctly on T4 Keith ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2018, 08:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, they are graded Andrew, however there is...

Yes, they are graded Andrew, however there is nothing stopping Paul changing the liner that comes with the piston and rod ;)

I would approach it by dropping the sump and unbolting the big end on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2018, 22:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By marinabrian
You have got to be kidding :eek:, it's a bit...

You have got to be kidding :eek:, it's a bit blurry but is there a hole in the skirt of that piston Paul??

What is the condition of the liner like?

Anyway, I have a spare turbo piston and rod...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2018, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By marinabrian
Given where you live Charlie, it's a shame I...

Given where you live Charlie, it's a shame I don't still work on Walmgate Road as I could have sorted this out over a cup of coffee..........

However I do know a man who is not a million miles...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2018, 02:57
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By marinabrian
You could always swap the door lock(s) and...

You could always swap the door lock(s) and ignition barrel from your donor car, then post your EWS to someone who has the ability to programme a replacement key transponder :)

Big Russ, Jules, or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2018, 19:29
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By marinabrian
As long as they are in axle pairs then yes Ian,...

As long as they are in axle pairs then yes Ian, be aware though this may result in upsetting some ABS systems.

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2018, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, the spray booth is fully operational Chris...

Yes, the spray booth is fully operational Chris ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2018, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By marinabrian
Definitely get the official disc from RImmers,...

Definitely get the official disc from RImmers, and don't give money to the counterfeiters ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2018, 19:06
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By marinabrian
Hmm, anyone mention what happens to the EWS on a...

Hmm, anyone mention what happens to the EWS on a sunroof car :eek::D:cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2018, 11:05
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By marinabrian
If you need a second pair of hands to hold the...

If you need a second pair of hands to hold the damper up inside the boot, then you've done the job incorrectly Chris ;)

When you remove the damper top mounts, the rubber seal is left in the body,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2018, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,717
Posted By marinabrian
I didn't say they weren't fast, however having...

I didn't say they weren't fast, however having driven a C63 Merc, that really was rapid.........sub 4 second 0-60 :drool4:

Anyway I owned a Marina Pickup which did 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, and that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2018, 21:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,717
Posted By marinabrian
I suppose that's because they are high...

I suppose that's because they are high performance ;)


Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2018, 18:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,717
Posted By marinabrian
You might find Andy has been there before with...

You might find Andy has been there before with Kermit ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 22:51
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By marinabrian
Indeed I do :D

Indeed I do :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 22:46
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By marinabrian
A bootlid and rear bumper could be comfortably...

A bootlid and rear bumper could be comfortably painted using 1/2 litre of original PPG Typhoon, so £500 maximum for paint cost, and let's say £150 being generous for a boot lid and bumper, so £650 in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 21:09
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By marinabrian
I don't think the estimate by the owner of the...

I don't think the estimate by the owner of the car to repair of £11000 is particularly realistic, even if it is painted in Typhoon, and the insurers were more than fair in their settlement offer,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 16:40
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By marinabrian
To a taxi driver, the car is a tool, nothing more...

To a taxi driver, the car is a tool, nothing more Ian ;)

The highest mileage taxi I've seen was almost at the 600,000 mark, and had never had anything other than oil changes to the engine.

It...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2018, 16:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,717
Posted By marinabrian
Looks like Keith Dickens car, I like the colour...

Looks like Keith Dickens car, I like the colour not much else I'm afraid

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 23:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By marinabrian
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iZmFh_a7g10/UAlfzgBOT5I/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iZmFh_a7g10/UAlfzgBOT5I/AAAAAAAAQlk/fJZi0264bQs/s1600/x9.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2018, 16:12
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By marinabrian
It will require a ZCS coding change along with...

It will require a ZCS coding change along with the EMS2000 being reprogrammed ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 16:07
Replies: 77
Views: 3,067
Posted By marinabrian
All I can say is I sympathise with the owners who...

All I can say is I sympathise with the owners who live in London.

Fortunately my involvement with driving to the capital will end once my eldest daughter finishes university.

Her accommodation...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 12:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By marinabrian
It is, and I've replied thanks. Brian :D

It is, and I've replied thanks.

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 09:16
Replies: 91
Views: 5,705
Posted By marinabrian
I'm relaxing in my armchair with a nice cup of...

I'm relaxing in my armchair with a nice cup of coffee, I'm not at "work" using a "work" computer to browse the internet while being paid to do so.

Come to think of it, after a nice walk out with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 08:43
Replies: 91
Views: 5,705
Posted By marinabrian
And your point is what Stephen? Am I...

And your point is what Stephen?

Am I referring to you?, an I referring to anyone you might know? or am I simply referring to something that would be better scraped off the bottom of your shoe?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2018, 22:36
Replies: 91
Views: 5,705
Posted By marinabrian
I would have been quite happy to continue as a...

I would have been quite happy to continue as a trader, sadly it would seem that some individuals who are former owners would prefer to pee into the soup and spoil it for everyone.

Legal action?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2018, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By marinabrian
I would like to take on the challenge of being...

I would like to take on the challenge of being the guinea pig Jeremy.

If you could PM me with some details, including the internal diameter of the swaged end of the pipe so I can assess the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2018, 20:49
Replies: 91
Views: 5,705
Posted By marinabrian
LINK...

LINK (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06000656)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2018, 00:18
Replies: 131
Views: 8,758
Posted By marinabrian
And at last.........

.......I have the perfect excuse to make an undignified exit :drool4:

On the way home tonight, after the ZT disgraced itself, I realised something very important, that I should have picked up on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 23:44
Replies: 9,090
Views: 523,974
Posted By marinabrian
Drove to Newcastle to pick up my daughter, and on...

Drove to Newcastle to pick up my daughter, and on the return leg of the journey it started making some god awful noises at the back.

I've not checked, but as a guess possibly one of the handbrake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 23:37
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By marinabrian
You'll have the vultures queuing up for that...

You'll have the vultures queuing up for that interior ;).......... mark my words a set of cloth seats will be in your possession before the sun goes down tomorrow ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 22:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,670
Posted By marinabrian
Turn up?, I can't get in for all the "special...

Turn up?, I can't get in for all the "special jobs" :p:

You've got to love the mancave, even without a kettle :panic:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 22:05
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By marinabrian
I sometimes find this is down to having the key...

I sometimes find this is down to having the key in a trouser pocket, and the unlock button being inadvertently pressed.

We all do this from time to time, or perhaps it's just me :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 21:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By marinabrian
Fnuwurr fnurr fnipple Ooh Mr Gimlet :eek:

Fnuwurr fnurr fnipple Ooh Mr Gimlet :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 21:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By marinabrian
I'm a factory automation engineer ;) It's...

I'm a factory automation engineer ;)

It's what pays the bills I'm afraid :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 21:34
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
Aye, far too easy that though, and you don't get...

Aye, far too easy that though, and you don't get the opportunity to angle grind a hole into your thumb either :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 21:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By marinabrian
September :- real life work interrupting playtime

Just to let everyone know, I have a large installation contract commencing in September.

As a result I may not be able to respond to enquiries as fast as I'd like too.

Apologies in advance for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 20:44
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By marinabrian
No he won't :p: Brian :D

No he won't :p:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By marinabrian
A trailer? I9KKaj26Lsw

A trailer?

I9KKaj26Lsw
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 20:32
Replies: 87
Views: 107,557
Posted By marinabrian
Thanks Phil :bowdown:, Big contract coming up in...

Thanks Phil :bowdown:, Big contract coming up in September :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 20:21
Replies: 87
Views: 107,557
Posted By marinabrian
You can knock me off this list if you don't mind...

You can knock me off this list if you don't mind Phil ;)

Cheers

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 20:19
Replies: 45
Views: 5,638
Posted By marinabrian
Make it 27 Steve, I'm not really wanting to be on...

Make it 27 Steve, I'm not really wanting to be on the map thanks :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 18:06
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
Indeed Ray, it does have a section of MGF front...

Indeed Ray, it does have a section of MGF front wing welded into the silencer now ;)

Advisory from last year when Turbo Dave tested it, I found a small hole.......but there is nothing like a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 17:15
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By marinabrian
Bullets look streamlined and are much worse at...

Bullets look streamlined and are much worse at their job of seeing behind the car than Skullcap mirrors ;)

Style over substance, one of the better PPD deletions :)

Brian :D
All types of T4...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 17:01
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By marinabrian
Renault CAN diagnostic system ;) ...

Renault CAN diagnostic system ;)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31JcnNdnfzL.jpg

+

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41MuetCj5qL.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 16:55
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By marinabrian
Ok, collect as many as you can find, I'll give...

Ok, collect as many as you can find, I'll give you a quid each for them ;)

Can't say fairer than that can I :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By marinabrian
I had to perform a quick fix on the car I had...

I had to perform a quick fix on the car I had tested today.

When I dropped off the exhaust to weld up a small hole in the silencer (original system and it was an advisory last year) I noticed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 16:16
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
Standard EGR and fully operational Dave ;) ...

Standard EGR and fully operational Dave ;)

Brian :D

All types of T4 Diagnostics now available

Official 160 BHP diesel tune upgrades NOT stolen versions from Barnsley VIN SARRJHLHC3D281232...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By marinabrian
It bolts to the bracket where the trafficmaster...

It bolts to the bracket where the trafficmaster ECU and the remote receiver is behind the IPK.

Note, not the smartnav ecu, but the trafficmaaster ecu.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 14:03
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By marinabrian
Are you at home now Martin? if so I'll be around...

Are you at home now Martin? if so I'll be around in ten minutes ;)

Brian :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 13:59
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
MOT test today

Just back from the MOT station with Ray's old 75, and it looks like the time spent lying on my back under it over the past couple of days, checking it over has paid off.

No advisories issued, a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 13:45
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By marinabrian
Well I've just got back from the MOT station, do...

Well I've just got back from the MOT station, do you want me to come around and take a look then Martin?

If there is a historical fault logged in the ECM T4 will see it ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 07:05
Replies: 159
Views: 24,526
Posted By marinabrian
A Full 1000 mile/1 month warranty too :drool4: ...

A Full 1000 mile/1 month warranty too :drool4:

They must be confident in the car if they can offer that much :drool4:


Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2018, 05:13
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By marinabrian
Sorry Maninder, you should perhaps think about...

Sorry Maninder, you should perhaps think about stopping the stirring for a little bit, your point has been well and truly made by now ;)

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2018, 21:40
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By marinabrian
I can call tomorrow morning Martin if you've not...

I can call tomorrow morning Martin if you've not sorted it, you should have rang, I headed past your door earlier :duh:

Brian :cool:
Forum: Was it you? 19th August 2018, 16:21
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By marinabrian
Aye looked a right state, must have been yours...

Aye looked a right state, must have been yours Dave :p:

You could see the VIS weren't working even with the engine off :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2018, 16:08
Replies: 43
Views: 1,445
Posted By marinabrian
Aha !! what you need is a nice coat of old...

Aha !! what you need is a nice coat of old english white on the top half of that Paul ;)

I'm willing to bet it's faded somewhat anyway, and just think what Debbie will make of that :drool4:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2018, 15:59
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By marinabrian
I'm after a drivers door in BRG, how much please?...

I'm after a drivers door in BRG, how much please? Matey Matington Mateswell III.

I can't see me getting down until late next week to check it over for you, it'll give you a chance to get it chrome...
Forum: Was it you? 19th August 2018, 15:54
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By marinabrian
launch car

Visiting family in London earlier in the week, I spotted a rather tatty looking Launch car parked up in Gleneldon Road in Lambeth.

It didn't look particularly well looked after, so I doubt it's...
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