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Forum: Items Wanted 18th February 2020, 23:22
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Views: 34
Posted By Tracker
Airbox for V6 automatic

Am looking for the above - apparently they're different from manuals and no longer available new. Anyone have one? Needs to be undamaged with both mounting studs intact.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 00:43
Replies: 4
Views: 388
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I use a garage in Chelmsford that has a T4 and...

I use a garage in Chelmsford that has a T4 and are very helpful. Can pass on the contact if that would assist.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2020, 14:48
Replies: 10
Views: 416
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This problem may be due to the connecting pipe...

This problem may be due to the connecting pipe from the front of the Klarius box being welded on at the wrong angle. I had this issue with a ZT version (i.e. straight tail pipes instead of downturned...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2020, 00:49
Replies: 14
Views: 621
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If the blades ever were of differing length, the...

If the blades ever were of differing length, the factory must have changed to equal 22inch both sides at some point. I have a pair of genuine NOS blades in MGR packaging I got from an ebay seller...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2020, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 440
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Very nice indeed. Who did the plates?

Very nice indeed. Who did the plates?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 237
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Calling jonc3725

Hi - have tried to pm you but your mailbox is full.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2019, 14:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
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They didn't carry any obvious branding, so I...

They didn't carry any obvious branding, so I suspected (but have absolutely no knowledge either way) they may be Chinese. I can only say that they have performed well so far.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2019, 00:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
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I've had a pair of DMGRS rear shocks fitted to my...

I've had a pair of DMGRS rear shocks fitted to my ZT 180 auto for about three years now - no complaints and am very happy with the handling. I replaced the rear springs at the same time with items...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 19th December 2019, 00:53
Replies: 10
Views: 404
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Elles sont toutes magnifique!

Elles sont toutes magnifique!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2019, 19:37
Replies: 3
Views: 358
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ZT 180 auto back box

There is an original MG Rover Technical Release around on the internet somewhere that dates from the launch of the 180 auto. It specifically says that the 180 has the same exhaust system as the 190...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2019, 22:49
Replies: 39
Views: 2,476
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My ZT 180 Auto does a round trip commute of 60...

My ZT 180 Auto does a round trip commute of 60 miles most weekdays with almost no reliability issues. On about 132K now - starts in all temperatures and performs well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 21:47
Replies: 21
Views: 862
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No need to do that! The paint code for Rhodium is...

No need to do that! The paint code for Rhodium is MVP and the official name is actually "Dark Rhodium". I have had a can of it made up by a car paint shop - cost about £12.00 for quite a large...
Forum: Was it you? 14th November 2019, 21:41
Replies: 2
Views: 309
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Well, all coincidences it would seem, as that...

Well, all coincidences it would seem, as that wasn't me either! But I'm in Chelmsford fairly regularly so will keep an eye out for you. Cheers.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 14:54
Replies: 4
Views: 504
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I would always defer to Brian's superior...

I would always defer to Brian's superior knowledge on such matters, but would just mention that the Rimmer's parts catalogue appears to say that one version of the brake master cylinder (the one they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 14:33
Replies: 21
Views: 862
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I believe Xpower Grey also goes by the name of...

I believe Xpower Grey also goes by the name of Tempest Grey.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2019, 14:43
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,403
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It was yesterday actually, but washed, clayed and...

It was yesterday actually, but washed, clayed and waxed the ZT ready for winter. Starlight Silver may be one of the more common colours, but it doesn't half shine when it's properly polished!
Forum: Was it you? 11th November 2019, 14:39
Replies: 2
Views: 309
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Starlight Silver 75 Chelmsford today

As above 03 plate driving away from Chelmsford at around 9.00am this morning. I was going the other way in my Starlight ZT. Anyone?
Forum: The Pony Express 2nd November 2019, 00:33
Replies: 6
Views: 918
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Weekdays are not generally a problem for me, but...

Weekdays are not generally a problem for me, but I couldn't do either the 5th or 17th December. Hopefully neither of those will clash with your plans.
Crispin
Forum: The Pony Express 1st November 2019, 22:49
Replies: 6
Views: 918
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Wow, that would be fantastic! Birchanger Services...

Wow, that would be fantastic! Birchanger Services are only 10 minutes from me, and if you could take them off Ceedy in the meantime he would be very happy. No rush at all as far as I am concerned....
Forum: The Pony Express 1st November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 6
Views: 918
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East Somerset to N. Essex or M25

Anyone travelling the above route who would have room to fit in a set of saloon rear seats (no fronts)? Although I'm in north Essex I could meet at a Services on the M25. Member Ceedy has the seats...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 00:19
Replies: 9
Views: 784
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These kits are excellent. The original starter...

These kits are excellent. The original starter motors on our cars are very strong and reliable, the only weak part being the solenoid contacts. I was suffering intermittent starting on my KV6 auto; I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 12:50
Replies: 4
Views: 267
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Thanks for the page link to Rimmers. Item 4 does...

Thanks for the page link to Rimmers. Item 4 does appear to be the one, with differences between very early cars and the rest. Mine is a 2003 ZT Sports Auto so would be the later one. Nothing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 15:10
Replies: 4
Views: 267
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KV6 Coolant Hose query

Can anyone tell me the part number for the coolant hose that incorporates the bleed screw? Have looked at Rimmer's online catalogue but it doesn't seem to be shown, or is not fully identified.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 23:06
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Tracker
Excellent! Which engine do you have in your car?

Excellent! Which engine do you have in your car?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 8th August 2019, 13:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
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I've also got a set of HK speakers waiting to go...

I've also got a set of HK speakers waiting to go in when I can find the time. I've read that removing and refitting the door cards can give problems, so would appreciate a report back on how you got...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 13:42
Replies: 3
Views: 288
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If you look at Rimmers site for the ZT diesel it...

If you look at Rimmers site for the ZT diesel it would appear that the diesel uses the 75 bore of 57mm and Rimmers don't appear to show any currently available (at least from them) exhaust for a ZT...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th August 2019, 13:36
Replies: 2
Views: 288
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Best of British have them for £29.95, and the...

Best of British have them for £29.95, and the possibility in their Ebay shop of "Make an Offer".
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 23:18
Replies: 14
Views: 721
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Hi, and welcome to the club. Nice to see another...

Hi, and welcome to the club. Nice to see another owner in Essex and not too far from me either. I've learned a lot in my 3+ years on here so don't hesitate to ask about anything. Although I don't...
Forum: Discussion 31st July 2019, 21:01
Replies: 3
Views: 452
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That's good to hear. Glad your one went OK!

That's good to hear. Glad your one went OK!
Forum: Discussion 29th July 2019, 15:10
Replies: 3
Views: 452
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I believe Klarius R331H (60mm bore) is correct...

I believe Klarius R331H (60mm bore) is correct for the ZT 190 (and also the ZT 180 auto and 1.8T). However, be very careful with Klarius. I recently purchased an R331H from Euro Car Parts and my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 11:34
Replies: 1
Views: 379
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I've just had a new back box fitted to my ZT 180...

I've just had a new back box fitted to my ZT 180 Auto which has the same original fitment exhaust system as the 190. And you're correct, the ZT 1.8T shares the same 60mm bore system.
Be very...
Forum: V8 Forum 27th July 2019, 11:16
Replies: 3
Views: 572
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Good decision, Bob. You've got two rare and...

Good decision, Bob. You've got two rare and beautiful examples of the marque there, which will continue to give pleasure and interest for years to come; not just for you, but the rest of us too!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2019, 23:25
Replies: 14
Views: 861
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Those do look very good, and company based not...

Those do look very good, and company based not far from me as well. Will definitely try a couple.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2019, 14:02
Replies: 14
Views: 861
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I'd be interested to hear views generally on...

I'd be interested to hear views generally on coolant hose clips as last week I experienced a jubilee clip springing open. Couldn't immediately work out how I'd suddenly lost over a pint of coolant...
Forum: Was it you? 19th July 2019, 13:53
Replies: 0
Views: 235
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Black 75 with Premium Bumper at Redbridge

Passed the above at about 10.45 this morning as you were entering Redbridge roundabout. I think you just clocked me as I passed you in my silver ZT having just left the M11. Anyone on here?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 1
Views: 1,930
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Harman Kardon

There is a "sticky" on this thread (immediately above your post at the moment) about how to retro-fit an entire HK system which will give you some idea of the work involved, and might help with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 13:58
Replies: 14
Views: 863
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That's interesting because my '53 V6 ZT shows as...

That's interesting because my '53 V6 ZT shows as being not exempt despite being officially recorded on the V5 as an "Alternative Fuel Vehicle" due to also having LPG. I've tried several different...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 21:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
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Tazo Parts

Good news - discovered when my credit card statement arrived today that I'd been refunded by the above. Would have helped if he'd answered e-mails and told me!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 20:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
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Tazo Parts

Some slightly more encouraging news on this. Thanks to T-Cut's detective work (see earlier post from TC) and the lead to Bojo UK I emailed there and asked if he knew anything about Tazo Parts. Just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 17:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
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Tazo Parts

Although the website is still functional, if you try to buy anything the "checkout" has been disabled which would seem to be a fair indication that trading has ceased. I have an unfulfilled order...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 20:07
Replies: 26
Views: 4,591
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New IPK screens

Put me down too, please Ric.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 13:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,691
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Mk1 an Mk 2 Seats

As has been mentioned, the Mk2 rear seat cushion is shallower than the Mk 1 (supposedly to improve rear leg room I've previously read elsewhere, but no idea if this is true). If you look at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2019, 00:05
Replies: 2
Views: 307
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Original 190 tyres

According to James Taylor's book they came from the factory (at least at first) with Michelin Pilot Sports.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2019, 14:29
Replies: 8
Views: 666
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You may want to do a bit more investigation...

You may want to do a bit more investigation before forking out for another switch. My ZT 180 Auto suffers the same problem and I thought it must be the switch. Bought another one from a breaker for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2019, 15:43
Replies: 8
Views: 578
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Colchester 10 March

Hi Trikey. You may just about remember speaking to me at the NEC show last November about codes to get rain sensor wipers working. Would be great to meet up and sort that little job if you can. Do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 14:25
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
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I went for the Meyle ones with the 4 year...

I went for the Meyle ones with the 4 year warranty when I had the whole front suspension renewed about six months ago. Still early days, obviously, but I was impressed with the apparent quality of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2019, 15:02
Replies: 7
Views: 454
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Although I don't doubt that £700 might be a very...

Although I don't doubt that £700 might be a very reasonable price for a quality item, I think demand would be limited. That figure represents around 50% or more of the market value of most of our...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2019, 14:39
Replies: 7
Views: 454
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I'd be interested to know if your contact could...

I'd be interested to know if your contact could replicate ZT alcantara seat covers.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 31st January 2019, 23:51
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
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Thanks for the replies. My car is a ZT with...

Thanks for the replies. My car is a ZT with original Kenwood unit. I've checked the infra red eye positoning very carefully and it's definitely where it should be. Just doesn't do anything, so looks...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 31st January 2019, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
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So have I understood this right - the rotary...

So have I understood this right - the rotary coupler can stop the SWC working, but still enable cruise and horn to work normally (which is my situation too)? Doesn't sound likely, but I'm happy to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 19:23
Replies: 5
Views: 478
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They've all got their winter tyres on. I was told...

They've all got their winter tyres on. I was told by the guy I bought my ZT from (who was Polish and had driven the ZT to Poland and back through Germany) that because the rules on having winter...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2019, 23:20
Replies: 17
Views: 993
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Sorry to miss you in Barkingside yesterday, Bob,...

Sorry to miss you in Barkingside yesterday, Bob, but given the horrors on the M11 I worked from home until the afternoon and then went in via Ongar. Good to hear the Bear was on such good form for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2019, 14:37
Replies: 7
Views: 584
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Redex

Tesco quite regularly has the same offer as Wilko - I'd expect it to come on again some time quite soon so worth keeping an eye out.
Forum: Was it you? 23rd November 2018, 23:51
Replies: 0
Views: 244
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75 with smiley plate J4 ***

Passed the above going east on A120 by Stansted Airport around 6.30pm tonight. Anyone on here?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2018, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
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Starter motor solenoid contacts a very likely...

Starter motor solenoid contacts a very likely culprit. A £16 (approx) kit available from a very good supplier on the bay of E - a Google search should locate easily. I had exactly these symptoms and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2018, 15:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
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Fluid flywheel?

Fluid flywheel?
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 11th October 2018, 17:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,216
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You're breaking two V8's??!!!!!

You're breaking two V8's??!!!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 13:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
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KV6 Rear Silencer

I'd be interested in an update from Brian on the item he's fitting, and to know the source of it? It looks from the picture that it might be stainless steel?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2018, 13:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
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My son had a previous generation Corsa to yours...

My son had a previous generation Corsa to yours when he started driving and I was most impressed with it, particularly the performance from its 1.2 litre engine. It pulled strongly and revved freely...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd August 2018, 23:47
Replies: 5
Views: 741
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Rimmers will sell you a new one for around £40.00...

Rimmers will sell you a new one for around £40.00 with a Rhodium Silver (pre-facelift Mk1) facia trim.
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 21st August 2018, 14:42
Replies: 27
Views: 5,020
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Very nice. I'd be interested in your thoughts on...

Very nice. I'd be interested in your thoughts on the brakes, as I've just done a similar 190 upgrade on my 180 auto with re-furbed calipers and new discs and pads all round. I was also always unhappy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2018, 14:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,486
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I was upstairs in my office on Wednesday and...

I was upstairs in my office on Wednesday and happened to glance out of the window, only to see you Bob outside with Redfive and having what looked like it might be an expensive discussion with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2018, 13:49
Replies: 46
Views: 8,166
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Chelmer Auto Repair Services (C.A.R.S.) Units...

Chelmer Auto Repair Services (C.A.R.S.)
Units 14 - 15 Oyster Place
off Montrose Road
Chelmsford
Essex CM2 6TX

Tel: 01245 465601

www.chelmerautorepairservices.com...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2018, 11:45
Replies: 5
Views: 559
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My ZT 180 Auto is only turning 2,250 rpm at 70mph...

My ZT 180 Auto is only turning 2,250 rpm at 70mph - very relaxed cruising. Sport mode drops it to 4th gear and gives an extra 500 or so rpm for overtaking. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2018, 13:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
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Yes - I get fed up with the annual visit of...

Yes - I get fed up with the annual visit of Sahara sand/dust. Had to wash our two cars this morning and found the dust quite difficult to shift easily. It seems to be "sticky" and needs substantial...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2018, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 430
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That looks like a Klarius box you're taking off -...

That looks like a Klarius box you're taking off - it's certainly not the original.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2018, 13:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
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A couple of years ago I went with a group of...

A couple of years ago I went with a group of fiends on the Morgan factory tour; can't recommend it highly enough - well worth doing if you're in the area.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2018, 23:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
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Simon, I believe the following to be the actual...

Simon, I believe the following to be the actual press release by MG Rover when the MG ZT 190 was launched:

"The ZT range has newly-enhanced versions of MG Rover's all-alloy quad-cam V6 engine....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2018, 13:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
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As already said, but the key internal difference...

As already said, but the key internal difference is that the 190 engine has higher lift camshafts which supposedly contribute to the higher performance. Unless you're doing a belt/water pump overhaul...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2018, 22:53
Replies: 6
Views: 915
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Take care - this says it fits both 75 and ZT...

Take care - this says it fits both 75 and ZT which can't be right. 75 outlet is 57mm and ZT is 60mm in diameter. Too often in ebay parts adverts no distinction is made between the two. A lot of parts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2018, 22:01
Replies: 8
Views: 629
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I'll look out for you, Bob! Crispin

I'll look out for you, Bob!
Crispin
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2018, 13:52
Replies: 6
Views: 573
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When you've ascertained which one you need and...

When you've ascertained which one you need and before you buy from Rimmers, check the price at All Car Parts Fast (o/w known as Endon). I did this when buying new front dampers and got Rimmers to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2018, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 578
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Rimmers do list separate 75 and ZT intermediate...

Rimmers do list separate 75 and ZT intermediate sections, but the ZT one is aftermarket pattern only and not illustrated
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2018, 23:25
Replies: 2
Views: 554
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As regards the bushes KRC000090, I recently came...

As regards the bushes KRC000090, I recently came across a company called Brooks Racing Development in the Midlands (just Google them) and they do a poly version of this bush. When I first found them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2018, 20:49
Replies: 6
Views: 909
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Yes - exchanged texts a couple of days ago.

Yes - exchanged texts a couple of days ago.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2018, 20:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
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I'm no technical expert, but if you want to...

I'm no technical expert, but if you want to reduce cornering roll I would have thought you need to be looking at uprated springs and dampers (maybe ZT items?) rather than the drop links. If you just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2018, 13:49
Replies: 6
Views: 474
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Brake Master Cylinder

The Rover one with the part number quoted does appear to be NLA but Rimmers currently are showing stock of the ZT version SJC000080 for £95.00 plus VAT making £114.00 total. I have been told by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2018, 13:35
Replies: 12
Mpg
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V6 mpg

I keep a careful check on my mpg using brim to brim calculations and I get a consistent 29 mpg on my ZT 180 auto. I admit to making few concessions to economical driving (I enjoy the performance too...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2018, 14:07
Replies: 2
Views: 445
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First step is to a get a new set of seals - see...

First step is to a get a new set of seals - see first "Sticky" post on the General Forum. They're excellent quality.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2018, 14:22
Replies: 26
Views: 5,048
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Back box

Many thanks for the reply and further excellent pics. Sounds like the Tazo back box is intended to fit a 60mm ZT exhaust so will look into one soon,
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2018, 23:43
Replies: 26
Views: 5,048
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ZT rear box

Hi and thanks for excellent pictures of this item. Could you accurately measure the internal diameter of the input pipe? I can see the end is slightly widened to accept the join to the centre exhaust...
Forum: The Pony Express 29th May 2018, 22:55
Replies: 0
Views: 513
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Southampton area to N. Essex or M25

A long shot and bit of an ask, but could anyone transport a full set of saloon seats as above?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2018, 23:54
Replies: 1
Views: 381
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V6 intermittent starting

You don't say what the refurbisher purported to have done to the starter. I had exactly the symptoms you describe and had my garage fit one of the solenoid contact kits that I sourced on Ebay. Result...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2018, 23:37
Replies: 3
Views: 608
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ZT 180 advice

Hi,
I've had a 180 auto saloon for nearly three years now. Done nearly 40K miles in it and total mileage now on nearly 102K. Can't help you with the audio swap queries but so far as the auto box is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2018, 13:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
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Wow, that looks very neat and really clever....

Wow, that looks very neat and really clever. Could you make a few more and sell them through here? I'd certainly have one as I've (I@ve) had the cables come adrift more than once.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2018, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
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Hi Azur. Like others have said, it's all about...

Hi Azur. Like others have said, it's all about the servicing and care the car has had. My ZT V6 has reached 108,000 miles (nearly 173,000km) and still performs very well and I use it every day. If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2018, 13:49
Replies: 1
Views: 310
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Bodyshop Essex

The only outfit that I have personal experience of in the area is Solus Accident Repair Centre on the Birchanger Industrial estate just over the border into Hertfordshire (outskirts of Bishops...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th April 2018, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 914
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Have you seen the set currently on the Bay? £250...

Have you seen the set currently on the Bay? £250 recently reduced from £280. Just google MG ZT alcantara seats and you'll find them.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2018, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
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Chelmer Auto Repair Service in Chelmsford CM2...

Chelmer Auto Repair Service in Chelmsford CM2 postcode area specialise in MG Rover and have done mine. Tel: 01245 465601.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2018, 22:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
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Just the jack - not the handle, thanks.

Just the jack - not the handle, thanks.
Forum: Events and Meets 28th April 2018, 16:08
Replies: 285
Views: 36,314
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And add me to the list please.

And add me to the list please.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2018, 16:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
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I'd be interested in the jack out of the toolkit...

I'd be interested in the jack out of the toolkit if it looks in good condition and they'll let it go separately - don't need the handle (already got a PPD one). And I see you're going to the National...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2018, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 842
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MG badges

The original link you quoted does still have them. They have been re-listed. On your original link click on "see original listing" and then click on "seller's other items" and scroll down. You will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2018, 11:43
Replies: 37
Views: 2,309
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20 mph zones

Here is my personal tale from experience. Driving through Islington in North London a couple of months ago (where I rarely venture by car) I discovered it was entirely zoned at 20mph. I was taking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2018, 14:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
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Keep it! Better the devil you know, and all that,...

Keep it! Better the devil you know, and all that, and you'll soon regret the depreciation on the £10K spent on the Jag. The ZT isn't going to depreciate any more than it already has, although I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2018, 14:35
Replies: 42
Views: 2,307
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My Triumph TR7 Drophead - one of the very last...

My Triumph TR7 Drophead - one of the very last made - bought new in August 1981 a year after it was built! Later sympathetically converted to TR8 spec but never quite realised it's full potential....
Forum: Items Wanted 4th March 2018, 00:27
Replies: 3
Views: 418
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Rhodium switch panel

Thanks, but am in touch with Cable Tie and think I have bought his one. If not, will get back to you.
Forum: Items Wanted 25th February 2018, 00:29
Replies: 3
Views: 418
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Rhodium switch panel - blank

As above, i.e with no holes. Any one have one going spare?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2018, 15:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,864
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Sunroof options

When I was first looking for a 75/ZT some two years ago I wanted one with a sunroof but found they were relatively uncommon. I therefore asked a couple of specialists for a quote to fit an electric...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2018, 00:16
Replies: 7
Views: 634
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[QUOTE=....now the starter has packed in ...

[QUOTE=....now the starter has packed in

That could be a cheap easy fix. This forum pointed me to the starter solenoid contacts when my starter began only wanting to work intermittently. I got a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2018, 15:18
Replies: 3
Views: 422
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Rhodium Silver paint for ZT dash??

Does anyone know if any aerosol cans of paint are available anywhere that either match, or closely match, the rhodium silver of the ZT dash? I have the chance of acquiring a switch panel with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2018, 14:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
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ZT Cruise Control

My ZT 180 Auto has factory fitted cruise which works very smoothly with no discernible "on/off" action that you describe. I would suspect there is something not quite right with yours.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2018, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
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ZT back box

If you read the Rimmers page fully, you will see it does actually say "No longer available" in respect of the OEM clamshell style back box.
Forum: Items Wanted 20th December 2017, 15:16
Replies: 14
Views: 893
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Mg zt 180

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-MGF-ZT-2-5-180-auto-Sports-Green/222642559638?hash=item33d687da96:g:GgsAAOSw2FxZxSo4

Don't think you'll find a lower mileage or better spec'ed ZT 180 than...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2017, 15:19
Replies: 10
Views: 638
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Boot solenoid/lock

Does anyone know exactly what causes the "machine gunning" and is it the lock unit itself or the separate switch that actually makes the noise? My Mk1 ZT has been doing this intermittently lately....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2017, 02:03
Replies: 5
Views: 161
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Exhaust Heatshield

That's the rear one under the boot floor - the centre fuel tank one that the OP wants is WEB101512, and I'm looking for one too, but they seem now to be unobtainable new. Only current possibility is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2017, 18:41
Replies: 9
Views: 902
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Thanks. I agree with you that the standard (non...

Thanks. I agree with you that the standard (non 190) ZT brakes are not that great. My experience mirrors yours, i.e that you can always stop, but they never feel that convincing. One would also...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2017, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 691
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-MGF-ZT-2-5-180-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-MGF-ZT-2-5-180-auto-Sports-Green/222642559638?hash=item33d687da96:g:GgsAAOSw2FxZxSo4

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2017, 15:14
Replies: 9
Views: 902
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Feedback on 190 brake upgrade

Fascinating post and useful for me as I have a refurbished 190 set up ready and waiting to go on my 180 Sports Auto. But are you in fact now using Brembo pads instead of the previously much lauded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2017, 15:42
Replies: 13
Views: 485
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Could you tell me the actual model...

Could you tell me the actual model number/designation of your Kenwood, and do you know if it will support control of a separate (Kenwood) CD changer? I appreciate it plays single CD's itself, but I...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd November 2017, 00:11
Replies: 6
Views: 395
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-MGF-ZT-2-5-180-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-MGF-ZT-2-5-180-auto-Sports-Green/222642559638?hash=item33d687da96:g:GgsAAOSw2FxZxSo4

OK, so I know it's a 180 auto and not a 190, but it looks a damn fine car to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2017, 00:14
Replies: 15
Views: 951
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KV6 engine temp

In response to T-Cut, yes, I thought it was a bit low as before the stat change I don't think it ever ran under 88, but I did have a slight leak from the old stat so I couldn't be sure what it was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2017, 22:40
Replies: 15
Views: 951
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KV6 engine temp

Just to illustrate my experience - after changing water pump and stat and with a new radiator fitted in my ZT 180 auto I show a steady 84 degrees when cruising at 70mph, and around 90 - 93 in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2017, 00:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
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V6 auto starting in "Drive"

I have this problem too - been present since I bought the car and seller warned me about it. I have changed the auto inhibitor switch with what appeared to be a good used one but it made no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2017, 00:06
Replies: 6
Views: 304
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LPG experience

I bought my ZT V6 180 auto two years ago with a BRC LPG conversion already installed. It's currently not working and I've been told it needs a new set of injectors at a cost of around £500. As I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2017, 21:59
Replies: 3
Views: 328
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V6 belts East Anglia

Just had mine done by Chelmer Autos in Chelmsford - www.chelmerautorepairservices.com. They have an MG Rover following of customers and a T4. They are reliable - the engine has run much smoother and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2017, 23:35
Replies: 7
Views: 485
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Sunroof

I've got the same problem - only started recently. Mine only gets to about a quarter closed before re-opening. Holding the switch makes it close fully. I've also had the blind overhauled and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2017, 14:04
Replies: 1
Views: 213
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Well specc'd low miles ZT 180 on the bay

See link below. Looks very genuine and good MoT history too. Dealer's price but may be worth it to someone. If I hadn't already invested heavily in my own one I'd have been sorely tempted.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2017, 23:14
Replies: 8
Views: 282
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Rover 25

I've had two Rover 25's at different times - one of the original early types and a late facelift. They were both 1.6's with the CVT auto box. When they're working they go very well and I liked the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2017, 17:52
Replies: 7
Views: 591
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Misleading advert

It is a Contemporary SE (correct alloys among other things) although the ad is certainly wrong to say it has cruise when it hasn't. Cruise was optional on the Contemp SE being one of the extras...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th September 2017, 13:56
Replies: 2
Views: 241
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Tourer Sandstone Leather Cushion

If you can spend up to £120 and the car is 2002 or later, these appear to be still available brand new from Rimmers. If the car is an earlier one, the price is nearly £700!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2017, 14:07
Replies: 3
Views: 290
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Seat refurbishment

I've just assembled the parts to do the exact same changeover - i.e putting my existing Mk1 seat covers on to Mk2 electric frames. The Mk 1 seats have the plastic back board which also provides the...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th August 2017, 15:01
Replies: 2
Views: 193
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Leather seat cushion cover

If you've got a Mk2, these appear to be still available from Rimmers brand new at £48
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2017, 14:04
Replies: 11
Views: 730
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Brake discs

I think the consensus from other recent threads on this subject is that you can't go far wrong with Pagid, and they were recommended to me by the guy at Austin Garages who is an expert on our cars....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 21:45
Replies: 5
Views: 280
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rear springs

I bought rear springs for a ZT V6 saloon last year from Rimmers - the code then for Comfort spec was RP and Light Green colour code. Just bought fronts for the same car from Rimmers with no problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2017, 12:12
Replies: 14
Views: 594
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The seats are ZT Monaco's. A Contemporary,...

The seats are ZT Monaco's. A Contemporary, especially an SE, would have had the full sports leather seats with heating and electric adjustment.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2017, 12:02
Replies: 6
Views: 194
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Heated seat switch wiring

I'm about to fit heated seats to my Mk1 ZT and found the wiring loom for the switches very easily. After removing the switch fascia plate the seat switch connectors were bundled together wrapped in...
Forum: The Pony Express 14th August 2017, 00:40
Replies: 5
Views: 192
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Thank you very much for the offer. Will look into...

Thank you very much for the offer. Will look into the logistics (for both of us) and PM you tomorrow.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2017, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 693
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Bosal Exhaust

So who is the company at www.bosal.com (http://www.bosal.com) who say they have been in business since 1923 and sell, amongst other things, exhaust systems??
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2017, 13:51
Replies: 2
Views: 188
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Driveshaft part no.

According to the on-line Rimmers catalogue this would appear to be TDR000240 Manual and TDR000260 Auto.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2017, 13:27
Replies: 8
Views: 196
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Strut mount nuts

I've just bought six of the genuine article from A E Wilcox in (I think) Gloucestershire, but you will find them on Google. They appear to be the last stock of the genuine ones with the built in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2017, 12:34
Replies: 19
Views: 743
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Rimmers

Rimmers have just announced a 15% discount period on Rover parts to coincide with the forthcoming Roverfest event. I received a postcard flyer this morning and checked by e-mail that ZT's were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2017, 10:41
Replies: 13
Views: 609
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Brake pads

Hi Ric,
I will shortly be fitting a 190 conversion to my 180 and have bought ATE pads all round on the recommendation of Nick Bonthrone of Austin Garages, who is about as knowledgeable as anyone...
Forum: The Pony Express 26th July 2017, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 192
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North Lincolnshire to Essex/M25

Could anyone assist in transporting two front seats from Trikey to Essex or anywhere around the M25? Or just anywhere a bit nearer Essex? Thanks.
Forum: Was it you? 7th July 2017, 21:46
Replies: 2
Views: 258
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No, it was a saloon and I think the blue was...

No, it was a saloon and I think the blue was slightly darker than this one.
Forum: Was it you? 6th July 2017, 13:00
Replies: 2
Views: 258
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Silver/Blue 75 Duotone J9***

Spotted last night about 6.25pm in Takeley, Essex near Stansted Airport. I followed three cars behind in my silver ZT up until Dunmow when it went off to join the A120 going East. Looked a very smart...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2017, 14:10
Replies: 33
Views: 23,076
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Depends what you mean by "awful" on fuel. I have...

Depends what you mean by "awful" on fuel. I have recently checked the consumption on my ZT 180 V6 auto quite carefully and over two tankfuls (with admittedly quite a lot of motorway cruising) with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2017, 13:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
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Wet carpets

It's a rotten job but I had to do it last year. I adopted Jules' suggestion which worked well for me and is less drastic than cutting the carpet up (which might well be more difficult that it sounds...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2017, 22:11
Replies: 27
Views: 969
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It replaced the original factory fitted items -...

It replaced the original factory fitted items - nothing different. I had one broken rear spring and a leaking rear shock so replaced the lot last year for the MoT. Car manufacturers spend a lot of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2017, 14:57
Replies: 27
Views: 969
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ZT rear springs

Rear springs "Comfort" spec for a V6 ZT are Light Green code - they are definitely not the same as the fronts. Got mine from Rimmers and fitted them with the DMGRS shocks and found them very good.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2017, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 314
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Austin Garages

They might be closed for a short break or holiday. I was there only a couple of months ago to have a small job done and made the arrangements without any trouble by e-mail. Nick Bonthrone is...
Forum: Items Wanted 19th April 2017, 13:59
Replies: 4
Views: 399
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Smokestone visors with lights

PM sent re: offside one. Many thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2017, 09:36
Replies: 19
Views: 801
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190 brakes

I recently discussed this conversion with Nick Bonthrone of Austin Garages who is incredibly knowledgeable about our cars. He had done a few for customers and his recommendation was original fitment...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2017, 00:40
Replies: 1
Views: 256
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Cooling fan advice please!

I know this is a perennial subject but hope the fan guru's on here can give me some definitive advice on my situation. 2003 ZT V6 with (presumably) the three speed fan fitted - no silver resistor in...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th April 2017, 23:20
Replies: 4
Views: 399
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Illuminated sun visors

If you find you do have a pair of Smokestone visors, I'd be interested in the off-side one.
Forum: Items Wanted 4th April 2017, 22:55
Replies: 1
Views: 201
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Dimming mirror loom

I have one you are welcome to - it came with a rain sensor and mirror I bought a while back from another member on here and I then discovered my car had the loom fitted already. I think there may be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2017, 23:53
Replies: 10
Views: 360
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Strange key

I agree the item is unlikely to be anything to do with the car. But I also have a 2003 Silver ZT 180 so would be interested to hear more about your new acquisition, like mileage and fitted extras...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 24th March 2017, 22:25
Replies: 4
Views: 334
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Chrome bolt covers

I'd be very grateful to have those, thank you. Unfortunately I am unlikely to be able to attend PoL but I see that Flying Banana will be there and my place of work is very close to his home so I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2017, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 208
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ZT Front Shocks

You say that the DMGRS ones are not the correct ones, but the pictures on the DMGRS page do show specifically "SH" and "TJ" which are stated to be for Mk2 1.8. Provided that their pending new stock...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 11th March 2017, 19:39
Replies: 1
Views: 337
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Steering wheel I/R controls to Kenwood

I have a ZT with the standard Kenwood radio. The steering wheel controls have never worked since I bought the car about 18 months ago. Have read up the posts on here and popped out the I/R sender in...
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