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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By robbrooks
clutch

Unless you had your clutch fitted in Rodley near Leeds I doubt very much it's the same operator Brian. My wife hasn't noticed anything with how the car drives and until she does I think it will be a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 11:14
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By robbrooks
clutch pedal

I had my clutch changed at 102,000 miles- I have now covered 134,000, but have noticed that the bite is quite high. No slipping as yet, but I was wondering what may be causing the issue. It's not a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 15:33
Replies: 50
Views: 2,123
Posted By robbrooks
I too live in Farsley and have been on the Forum...

I too live in Farsley and have been on the Forum since 2009. Let me know where you live in a Pm and if you want I will fill you in on these cars!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,527
Posted By robbrooks
Banning cars altogether

The thin end of the wedge for Birmingham! Other city's will follow no doubt!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-51088499
Rob
:eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2020, 14:30
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By robbrooks
Exhaust Manifold

Not the 75 manifold but the Honda 2.2 cdti. My son has this vehicle and he has been informed that to repair a cracked manifold (exhaust gases in cabin) it's going to cost over £700. More than 1/2 ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 15:37
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By robbrooks
Replaced all my rear suspension arms at the rear...

Replaced all my rear suspension arms at the rear last Autumn and did a thorough de-rusting of all the prone areas with aqualseal and then a coat of hammerite. Bilt Hamber in all the crevises too!....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By robbrooks
Wink long live t he 75

[QUOTE=Francophile;2784492]Couldn't agree more with these sentiments. It was my Connie's 20th birthday yesterday, and I have never regretted the decision to buy her, sixteen years ago.

She is in...
Forum: Items Wanted 31st December 2019, 11:25
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By robbrooks
walnut gear knob

Walnut gear knob required? Any offers?
:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By robbrooks
Merry Christmas to you and your family John. ...

Merry Christmas to you and your family John.
Happy New year with all the Rovering that you desire!
:xmas-smiley-008::xmas-smiley-008::xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2019, 10:43
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By robbrooks
She made it!

To the Front of the Rover 75 & MGZT 2020 calendar. Not on any of the prized monthly slots, but there she is in the bottom right corner. Congratulations to the prized monthly owners!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 18:30
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By robbrooks
Its the front fog lamps I've had fitted! I know...

Its the front fog lamps I've had fitted! I know what you mean about the rears though- so annoying if left on when its clear. I rarely use mine!
:icon_redface:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 11:17
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By robbrooks
Wow - great i was on the dutch meet flying the...

Wow - great i was on the dutch meet flying the dutch and UK flag!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2019, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By robbrooks
She gets a face lift

Today my Rover MK1 Club gets a face lift with a set of Fog lamps. A good day to get them as it's foggy here in Yorkshire!
:icon_redface:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 23:40
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By robbrooks
To you and all the family: Happy Christmas and...

To you and all the family: Happy Christmas and all the best for 2020
snowball:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 19:36
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By robbrooks
It's finally a Pass

MOT re-test today after 10 days off the road!
My wife has been eying up a Ford Focus diesel inthe local garage.
She has now said good bye to it. A lot of naughty words, naughty words in getting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2019, 18:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
Tomorrow is the big day for the re-test

After spending hours renovating my headlamps, courtesy of Stocktate, and co., I have finally got the car ready for it's retest. I must add that I didn't find the hair dryer method of removing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2019, 11:14
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By robbrooks
Had both my top and bottom arms replaced after an...

Had both my top and bottom arms replaced after an advisory at last years MOT. It's not any easy job inside a warm garage. Be prepared to drop the back subframe, or even replace as the bolt access on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2019, 11:07
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By robbrooks
Front fog lamps

As some of you may have read I have been having problems with m y headlights. On taking off the bumper to complete the headlamp issue, I noticed that there is wiring in place for the front fog...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 12:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
I believe my headlight advertised as new was...

I believe my headlight advertised as new was Chinese, but in a Rimmers box to fool me! It's on its way back to GL Autos in Nuneaton as I write. Beware of these fake projectors from China- they look...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 12:44
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
So if Stocktake supplies MK1 headlights. I can...

So if Stocktake supplies MK1 headlights. I can fix the projector with the broken adjuster then? Simples?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 11:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
Wow. This is such a good idea. If it works . If...

Wow. This is such a good idea. If it works . If the rods are broken what's the best way to replace and make good again?

I have lots of spare time, so I can take my time and hopefully restore. I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2019, 11:14
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
Would be good to know how you did this, as I...

Would be good to know how you did this, as I will have an headlamp with a broken vertical adjuster that has been cut on the top to see what the damage was. It's one of the rods that's broke. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 17:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
The headlamp adjusters had broke and the beam was...

The headlamp adjusters had broke and the beam was on the floor. I didn't take it along to the test centre like this. I did a quick fix, but obviously the inner projector lamps had moved inside the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
Wink I know Big Russ - he did my remap. I have 2 new...

I know Big Russ - he did my remap. I have 2 new headlamps on order, but will check with Russ if I have any further issues.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 17:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
There isn't any difference in power supply plugs...

There isn't any difference in power supply plugs to our headlamps. I was unlucky with the allegedly new O/s headlamp I bought. I believe the pins were s lightly misaligned. I didn't want to force...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 15:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By robbrooks
MOT fail

Gutted today as I have spent £130 on my O/s projector headlamp - it wouldn't fit the female part of the power supply, so had to be sent back. The original was put back to see if it would get through...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2019, 00:25
Replies: 163
Views: 10,878
Posted By robbrooks
I paid my fine, direct to the French authorities,...

I paid my fine, direct to the French authorities, online back in October . I just wanted it out of the way, with no further late payment penalties!:icon_cry::icon_cry:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 10:44
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By robbrooks
Great stuff: My MOT postponed til I get the O/S...

Great stuff: My MOT postponed til I get the O/S headlamp sorted. Internals broke: New unit's plug won't fit!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 10:41
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By robbrooks
Headlamp woes

New headlamp unit: Male and female plug won't fit together!!!!!!!!!!
https://tenor.com/view/kyle-south-park-internet-linksys-gif-5930420
:mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 00:39
Replies: 49
Views: 2,472
Posted By robbrooks
Has it got a walnut gear knob that you would like...

Has it got a walnut gear knob that you would like to sell?
:icon_question:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 00:35
Replies: 85
Views: 8,227
Posted By robbrooks
I will be interested in how you tackle the large...

I will be interested in how you tackle the large dent on the boot lid! I have a much smaller dent alongside the number plate.:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 17:58
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By robbrooks
Headlamp adjusters

Yesterday I posted a message about my headlamps that I was trying to adjust. Seems I went too far and the adjuster must have broken inside the unit. This isn't the first time that this has happened....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 09:08
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By robbrooks
It's the hex allen adjuster on the headlamp....

It's the hex allen adjuster on the headlamp. :shrug: The design of our headlamps are pants. This is the 3rd set of headlamps I've had in the life of the car. The adjusters are plastic and become...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2019, 00:28
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By robbrooks
oh No!!!!

MOT on Monday and I thought I would adjust the headlamp beam o/s. To get the beam aligned correctly I used the garage door. To my horror the beam fell low on the garage door accompanied by an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2019, 00:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By robbrooks
You're very lucky -unbelievable! I've change...

You're very lucky -unbelievable! I've change around 10-20 in mine in 17 years! Bulb quality today is not a patch!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 18:55
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By robbrooks
Please confirm the internal diameter of the top...

Please confirm the internal diameter of the top radiator hose on the CDT diesel. Is it 32mm?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 12:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
No - it's lousy weather. A sunny and warm day for...

No - it's lousy weather. A sunny and warm day for me! Before I do anything!:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2019, 12:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Mine has gone porous and throwing oil around the...

Mine has gone porous and throwing oil around the top bend. I've got the new intercooler pipe in silicone now, to match the top hose!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2019, 13:10
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By robbrooks
I visited the place this week for a bottom...

I visited the place this week for a bottom intercooler pipe and it seems Ok - not fitted it yet though. The guy on the counter didn't have much of a clue when I asked him about the top radiator hose-...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2019, 11:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By robbrooks
Yes: I think that is where my leak is, but I am...

Yes: I think that is where my leak is, but I am not brave enough to lift the rear window seal. The rear window seal chaffs onthe boot lid and removes the paint. I've seen a lot of 75's with rust on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 18:49
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By robbrooks
Smile [QUOTE I only needed to buy one L-Shaped...

[QUOTE

I only needed to buy one L-Shaped hose which the long end was longer than needed. The off cut was exactly the same length as the OE short hose the other side of the coolant T-Piece. £15...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 17:46
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By robbrooks
LEDS bulbs? That's a new one on me? Have we got a...

LEDS bulbs? That's a new one on me? Have we got a source Trikey?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 16:29
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By robbrooks
Can standard 75 CDT headlamps be modified to...

Can standard 75 CDT headlamps be modified to Xenons? I would like better brighter lights. It seems when I drive at night these days, all modern car headlights obscure mine, especially all the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 16:20
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By robbrooks
Top radiator hose

I've just bought the modifield parts for my bottom intercooler hose for £41.35 inclusive of VAT. No postage as I collected t he parts direct. Its in blue to match the top silicone hose. I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2019, 16:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Now purchased the items direct from ASH at a...

Now purchased the items direct from ASH at a total cost of £41.35. It was 14 miles from where I live. This price is less than 1/2 the price of the £86 plus postage from Rimmers and that 's a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2019, 00:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
The pictures are on the link that I supplied.:}

The pictures are on the link that I supplied.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 15:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Question Bottom intercooler pipe revisted

I have been looking at an old post. I have an idea. Ash are within 8 miles of me and could supply the following. This is what is required from an earlier post on the subject.
two 90 bends with 100mm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 14:07
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Wink I'm having difficulty getting hold of the lower...

I'm having difficulty getting hold of the lower intercooler hose. It's become porous and throwing oil around, not from the o ring area!. According to Jules I'm only the 2nd person to ask for this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2019, 13:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Its the bottom hose. The one that connects t o...

Its the bottom hose. The one that connects t o the lower opening on the turbo unit below the radiator.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 12:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Red face ideally bottom hose PNH101771 in blue silicone...

ideally bottom hose PNH101771 in blue silicone required. I'm not the best searcher for things like this!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 12:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
more on intercooler pipe

Thanks for all the replies, but I'm looking for the lower inter-cooler pipe PNH101771 in blue silicone to match the top hose. Not easy to find! Also any how to's on how to change this pipe?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2019, 19:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By robbrooks
Top Intercooler hose

My top intercooler hose has become porous. I changed my lower one for a silicone one. Has anyone got a link to a supplier of silicone hoses for the upper intercooler pipe?:duh:
Forum: Events and Meets 28th October 2019, 10:26
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Great .much appreciated ceedy

Great .much appreciated ceedy
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 11:26
Replies: 163
Views: 10,878
Posted By robbrooks
I've paid up!! well before the deadline! just...

I've paid up!! well before the deadline! just gets it off my mind! I was waiting to see if I got anymore, as I was diverted around London on the journey to Holland and hadn't a clue where I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbrooks
front mud flaps

Yes - I can confirm. Front mudflaps do rot your wings. Already had a new wing as a result of movement of the mudflaps. Think it doesn't help when they catch road humps of which there are many these...
Forum: Events and Meets 12th October 2019, 11:13
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
pictures

Not seen my picture yet? where can I find it?
:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 17:52
Replies: 163
Views: 10,878
Posted By robbrooks
Was on the return not far from Calais as it was...

Was on the return not far from Calais as it was timed at 1349 - we arrived about 2 hours before the departure of the shuttle. All looks genuine, so its not a scam. I have until 25 November to pay...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 13:13
Replies: 163
Views: 10,878
Posted By robbrooks
Speeding Fine on Dutch trip

I have been issued a speeding fine of £45 Euro from the French for 3.7 mph over the speed limit. I can't believe this! Everyone was overtaking me!
clocked at 96 kmh in a 90 kmh. I've only ever...
Forum: Events and Meets 25th September 2019, 09:36
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
MPG on return journey to Leeds

My 17 year old Rover 75 an awesome 55-60 mpg on the return 475 mile journey from Holland! 2 shots of Millers Diesel clean. That's on Tango fuel too!
Forum: Events and Meets 24th September 2019, 10:55
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
I had a belt too. Which services was it?

I had a belt too. Which services was it?
Forum: Events and Meets 24th September 2019, 08:27
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Hi everyone Thanks to everyone,especially Ian...

Hi everyone
Thanks to everyone,especially Ian and trikey for making this trip so special : Loved the time in Holland and finally putting faces to everyone we met. Great crowd! Journey home was a...
Forum: Events and Meets 19th September 2019, 09:32
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
just got my travel insurance and I am ready to...

just got my travel insurance and I am ready to go! My wife is giving me earache right now. Come on Robert! Its time to leave! Its quite exiting me thinks!
ready for the experience. My Rover has...
Forum: Events and Meets 18th September 2019, 09:24
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
The 3 main course choices are not to our liking....

The 3 main course choices are not to our liking. Both my wife and I will be sticking to breakfast only if these are the only choices. I understand its not easy Ian, especially with faddy eaters. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2019, 14:13
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By robbrooks
Lets be clear

I am 2 years retired from the Met Office , so I should know what is what when it comes to Climate Change, but I won't get onto the subject here! Climate change is caused by human activity, but what I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 11:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
https://i.imgur.com/s2A5EfQ.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/s2A5EfQ.jpg
(https://i.imgur.com/s2A5EfQ.jpg)
[img]https://i.imgur.com/s2A5EfQ.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2019, 11:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
suspension arms fitted

Upper suspension arms and all underbody areas, front and back of the car treated with Aquaseal and hammerite. New upper suspension arms now fitted for the trip to Holland in 3 days time. Underneath...
Forum: Events and Meets 12th September 2019, 08:29
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Pictures of Boxtel

https://imgur.com/a/j58NLtA
https://imgur.com/t556BjX
Forum: Events and Meets 10th September 2019, 10:41
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
BIG JOB coming up this weekend - New suspension...

BIG JOB coming up this weekend - New suspension arms on the rear!
Forum: Events and Meets 9th September 2019, 12:45
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Breakdown cover

Just tried to get breakdown cover to day for European travel on my Greenflag policy. They don't cover cars over 16 yr old. Have any members tried elsewhere to get cover?
With Andy pulling out of ...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 2nd September 2019, 13:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By robbrooks
? over next SUnday

Hi Steve
I've had more stories of woe on the rust invasion and I have to say that the visit on Sunday to Otley may be curtailed as I've had issues with a cracked rear suspension arm. I'm off to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2019, 13:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Shiny new suspension arms arrived today from...

Shiny new suspension arms arrived today from DMGRS, well within the 3-5 working days, but no fixing bolts as part of t he full kit. I've Pm'd Mat at DMGRS.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 10:26
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By robbrooks
I asked fo r that! lol

I asked fo r that! lol
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 10:21
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By robbrooks
what is this

https://i.imgur.com/LX6dxXmt.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 10:19
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By robbrooks
what is this??

https://i.imgur.com/LX6dxXm.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 09:55
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
another try with image

https://i.imgur.com/L4tIX0A.jpg:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 08:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
update on rear suspension project

I've now ordered the full kit from Mat and got an excellent deal with £113 off. It will mean that I'll have 2 lower arms, but with that saving its like getting them free! Yesterday I treated the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 17:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Never remember these been on and I've had the car...

Never remember these been on and I've had the car from new!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 17:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Smile Do I still get 5% off for LH and RH upper...

Do I still get 5% off for LH and RH upper suspension arms? There has been a development today - I found a crack along the upper part of the suspension arm and a screw driver can go through it. Rust...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2019, 17:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy Time to replace!!

Another afternoon cleaning rust off my suspension arms. Unfortunate I discovered a crack along the top of the offside suspension arm. On discovering this its made my mind up to replace. I will use...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2019, 14:51
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
aerofoil

do they fit on the lower arms. black plastic covers?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 14:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
What is this? The fuel filter is fitted to the...

What is this? The fuel filter is fitted to the rear. Never realised there was an aerofoil?
:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 14:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
I have now tackled the job with my angle grinder...

I have now tackled the job with my angle grinder and I can now report that we are back to solid metal and ready for treating. I will have another day preparing the surfaces and then I will apply...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 17:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
I had new springs fitted last March and the...

I had new springs fitted last March and the inside of my Suspension arms were sound. No rust!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2019, 09:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Given the cost of replacing and the comments that...

Given the cost of replacing and the comments that I have received here, my plan is to re-furbish: Aquaseal - used on ship decks and oil rigs!!!
I gave the undersides the MOT test a good poke with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By robbrooks
Had my springs changed earlier this year!

Had my springs changed earlier this year!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 10:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By robbrooks
Rusty rear suspension arms

https://imgur.com/a/HxprE87https://imgur.com/a/HxprE87

See my post from Wednesday- explaining situation. Sorry this is my first time uploading pictures. Seems to have worked thanks to Ian G.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2019, 07:07
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By robbrooks
how do you get such good pictures on here. I'd...

how do you get such good pictures on here. I'd like to post a picture of my rusty suspension arms??:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 23:31
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By robbrooks
Yes Ian. It is the car I'm going Dutch in! A...

Yes Ian. It is the car I'm going Dutch in! A screwdriver will not penetrate the lower suspension arms and the uppers are fine. The advisory wasn't to replace only to treat. The plan is rust treat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy Rusty rear suspension arms- Do I replace?

https://imgur.com/a/HxprE87I am a bit concerned that big chunks of rust came off today, particularly on the offside rear,. The trailing lower arms are not much better. The amount of rust that came...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2019, 09:03
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By robbrooks
brake judder

Not serious and not noticeable under normal braking, but slowing down quickly from around 60-70mph there is a noticeable judder. What can it be?:shrug:
Forum: Events and Meets 2nd July 2019, 07:49
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Wink : Yes I booked after our discussion at...

:


Yes I booked after our discussion at the Ilkley show: Managed to get a reasonable price.
Forum: Events and Meets 1st July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
invoice

Sorry for not being up to speed with all the messages. I've paid my shuttle costs and will sort the hotel bill on arrival in Holland. My wife and I are in the Premier Inn Dover on the night of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 11:23
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By robbrooks
Engine of a different kind

I know this may be a long shot, but hopefully there are some Qualcast 35s petrol lawn mower owners on here. My mower refuses to start after a long period of storage (4 or 5 years). I've changed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 19:19
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By robbrooks
Thanks. Mine's Mk1 pre-face lift so it should...

Thanks.
Mine's Mk1 pre-face lift so it should fit.:smilie_re:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 12:51
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By robbrooks
Red face Will this fit my car?

Will this fit my 2002 Rover 75?
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-UKJ000120PMA.
I notice there is one on e bay and they are asking £35 + pp

Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 17:53
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By robbrooks
Smile wanted -walnut gear knob

My original gear knob from 2002 has taken some stick and has finally given up on me. I have always fancied the walnut type. The one's on e bay look cheap. Can anyone point me in the direction of a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 15:35
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By robbrooks
Vibration over 60 mph

Having had the lower engine mounting replaced recently I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of why I get "all car" vibrations above 60 mph. It's not that severe, but is detectable by the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2019, 10:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By robbrooks
Had my offside rear sill done 18 months ago. It...

Had my offside rear sill done 18 months ago. It seems the offside rears are the most prone to rot. Mine started with one small rust bubble around the jacking point but a similar area to the one shown...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2019, 17:08
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By robbrooks
link to pictures

https://www.google.com/search?q=rear+door+inner+door+seals+on+rover+75&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEnbCwy47hAhUhTBUIHQvwALoQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1344&bih=699
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2019, 15:30
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By robbrooks
waist height, rear inner door seals

What a mess! My rear window collapsed last week as a result of the window guide rusting. This has been discussed before, but its now becoming an issue as there no waste height inner door seals...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2019, 15:24
Replies: 22
Views: 4,821
Posted By robbrooks
waist height seal rear door.

What a mess! My rear window collapsed last week as a result of the window guide rusting. I also require the upper seal as this is in a bad state on both rear doors. The bubbling has been ignored for...
Forum: Events and Meets 17th March 2019, 18:38
Replies: 1,145
Views: 68,855
Posted By robbrooks
Smile I know from Brian and Andy that this event is now...

I know from Brian and Andy that this event is now full, but should anyone have any reason to cancel, please let me know. My wife Jeanette and I would like to join everyone. Sounds a good event. The...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 17th March 2019, 18:33
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By robbrooks
Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2019, 10:28
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy Hail 1 inch deep inside the Rover

On the way back from the Thrybergh Park meeting yesterday. We stopped off at the local B&Q store. Minnie our pet Jack Russell was on the back seat. I tried to drop the back nearside window for a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By robbrooks
Rover 75 CDT 2.0l Back Box Exhaust

Please advice best place to source this item. I also want the clamp that joins the back box to the middle section of exhaust. Good quality!
Previous back box has lasted at least 8yr.
Thanks
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2019, 11:56
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By robbrooks
checking I've turned red!

Paid my subs today!
Worth every penny!
:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 11:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By robbrooks
oh no Andy- you have been my Rover's lifeline. ...

oh no Andy- you have been my Rover's lifeline. This is sad news!
I suppose after nearly 17 years , the Rover's life is limited and if repair bills come along that are too large we will just have to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 10:19
Replies: 122
Views: 5,187
Posted By robbrooks
Ford Escort Mk1

Seems a long time ago now, but I really loved driving the car. It felt so smooth and fast, as any car would have done first time behind the wheel, although my first car was a Vauxhall Viva which also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2019, 10:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By robbrooks
recommended source for springs?

I have a broken rear spring. Best place to source springs for my Rover75 saloon CDT would be where?:}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 22nd January 2019, 10:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,493
Posted By robbrooks
Hopefully I'll be there Andy! Are the springs OK...

Hopefully I'll be there Andy! Are the springs OK - see pm!
Rob
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 23:59
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By robbrooks
LOL:I mean next year of course!:xmas-smiley-008:

LOL:I mean next year of course!:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 11:54
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By robbrooks
Two new fuel pumps - happy bunny!

AFter 2 recent fuel pump replacements due to leaks and a non running in tank , I am well pleased with the Rover- its running well: Mpg has increased to 40 or thereabouts even on the urban cycle....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2018, 00:04
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By robbrooks
1/4 tank

I thought once both under bonnet and in tank fuel pumps are working the need to keep above 1/4 tank is no longer required.:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 16:41
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By robbrooks
in tank fuel pump

Replaced today: Courtesy of Andy Willie.. A job well done. Andy persevered the swimming in diesel to extract all the bits and reassemble the pump!:xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2018, 20:30
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy Inspected the nearside front hose myself today...

Inspected the nearside front hose myself today and there was a damp patch and hardly enough fluid to cover the tip of my little finger. As regards the airbag and bulb out warning lights that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2018, 10:11
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By robbrooks
The leak I had on previous posts was down to the...

The leak I had on previous posts was down to the leaking fuel pump. There were no leaks of hydraulic fluid. I checked and Andy checked! I'm about to go check again to see what its all about!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2018, 18:57
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By robbrooks
Angry MOT fail and advisories

Was confident that I would have a pass on my 16 year old, but not to be.
Repair immediately Major defects: Fuel pipe insecure (from fuel tank).
Hydraulic brake caliper leaking Nearside front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2018, 01:06
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By robbrooks
mat has already been back to me at this late hour...

mat has already been back to me at this late hour and explained the situation. Very impressed at his speedy response via a PM.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2018, 00:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By robbrooks
missing parcel from DMGRS

Do we have a contact number for DMGRS. I have a missing parcel that should have been delivered last week and its still not turned up!:shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 20:46
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By robbrooks
#; I checked all the pipework yesterday...

#;

I checked all the pipework yesterday afternoon and used a dry cloth to wipe all the crud off the pipes. Obviously with t he battery out nothing was flowing through the pump or the pipework and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2018, 22:47
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy 3rd under bonnet fuel pump

I'm on my 3rd under bonnet fuel pump and it looks like my leaks are coming from the top of the current one, just like the last 2. I'm getting rather frustrated at the leaks over the last few years...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2018, 17:47
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By robbrooks
diesel leak

Further to my earlier post. I removed the under-tray and its looking increasingly like the fuel pump that's leaking. It ties in with my reduction in mpg over the last 6-9 months. I monitor my mpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2018, 10:46
Replies: 25
Views: 2,958
Posted By robbrooks
sills

Seems like there are a few 75's experiencing sill rot now. It's usually the offside rear sill that rustfirst. My sill was fixed by Skipton Ford at very reasonable rates. Body shop assessor is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2018, 15:47
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By robbrooks
Just checked the bottom of the intercooler pipe...

Just checked the bottom of the intercooler pipe and its not this. Although its time to change the O rings anyway!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2018, 15:45
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By robbrooks
If its the fuel pump that's been leaking for over...

If its the fuel pump that's been leaking for over 6 months, then I'm not surprised that its a mess now!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2018, 15:42
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy oil leaks

Further to my post. I removed the under-tray and its looking increasingly like the fuel pump that's leaking. It ties in with my reduction in mpg over the last 6-9 months. I monitor my mpg and this...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2018, 16:00
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By robbrooks
oil leaks

I removed my under-tray this week to find a real mess. The original spongy sound deadening material was soaked in oil and the areas above the tray to the nearside were covered in a black oily mess. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2018, 09:56
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By robbrooks
Andy Willie will get to the bottom of it! I'm...

Andy Willie will get to the bottom of it! I'm sure. Its booked in with Andy !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2018, 13:59
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By robbrooks
Severe brake fluid leak

I was parked on a hill this morning facing forward and on returning to the car I noticed oil which I presume is brake fluid leaking from the Right hand side of the undertray. I have no warning ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2018, 10:44
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By robbrooks
All sorted thanks. It was the small filter-...

All sorted thanks. It was the small filter- gummed up with solidified screenwash: slimy blue deposits! Jets of water go over the top the car now!
:smilie_re:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2018, 18:21
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By robbrooks
windscreen washers not working

I can hear the pump, but no water through the bonnet sprayers?:duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2018, 09:24
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By robbrooks
Smile Free MOT

'Free' MOT when you buy a £1 air freshener - and you've 1yr+ to book it. Buy anything at Halfords and get a code for a free MOT to use between now and Oct 2019. The cheapest item we found is a £1 air...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 11th September 2018, 21:30
Replies: 39
Views: 5,421
Posted By robbrooks
Yes- I echo all the remarks here. A really good...

Yes- I echo all the remarks here. A really good day and nice meeting up with everyone. Looking forward to the next meet!:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2018, 11:03
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By robbrooks
Smile wanted a set of rear calipers for 75CDT

Good morning everyone. I'm trying to facilitate a repair to my Rover's rear calipers and have already purchased the repair kit from Big Red, so they don't have to be in tip top condition.
Regards;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By robbrooks
Smile Rear caliper repair kit

I am trying to complete a repair to my rear calipers on my Rover 75CDT Club.
I've checked the Big Red caliper repair site and it appears to show the caliper repair kit (with pistons), but does not...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 6th August 2018, 09:47
Replies: 81
Views: 7,886
Posted By robbrooks
Great venue and meeting up with Rover friends!

Great venue and meeting up with Rover friends!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2018, 10:11
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By robbrooks
Smile Looking really good

She's finally looking much better after all the work I've had done over the last 12 months. 2 Wings, 2 bumpers (front and rear) and front and rear sill welded on the off side. I won't go into all...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 6th July 2018, 22:31
Replies: 39
Views: 5,421
Posted By robbrooks
Please put my name down +1 -1 frame! Thanks...

Please put my name down +1 -1 frame!
Thanks Steve
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2018, 14:43
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By robbrooks
horn blipping on locking car

The instrument panel warning light on for doors/boot/bonnet.
I suspect it could be the bonnet anti-theft device. I've had the car in the garage and the bumper has been off. When I press the alarm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2018, 22:32
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By robbrooks
oh no!

After a car park incident where a car pushed me into another car resulting in replacement back and front bumpers I am now looking at a 2 tone car. Color is way off the mark and a lot lighter than...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 6th June 2018, 14:03
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By robbrooks
Todmorden Country show

classic cars????? should we go? over to you?

https://www.facebook.com/1819484078263478/photos/a.1902831159928769.1073741828.1819484078263478/2091957487682801/?type=3&theater
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 5th June 2018, 11:25
Replies: 81
Views: 7,886
Posted By robbrooks
Goole Meet

Please put my name down for this. Hopefully the car will be looking good by then after yet more bumps to both bumpers. To be replaced!
Jeanette and me
Thanks
Rob:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2018, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By robbrooks
Unhappy OH no !!Not again!!!

My wife has just come back from Guisley shopping center crying. I can only describe the incident has totally reckless on the part of another driver in the Shopping complex car park who has pushed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2018, 10:19
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By robbrooks
Andy Willi re-furbed an old pair using the parts....

Andy Willi re-furbed an old pair using the parts. I then went along and exchanged these with the old one's. The repair was done very quickly and the squeaky brakes have gone! Andy coated the calipers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2018, 09:24
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By robbrooks
Squeaky brakes eliminated

Thanks to Andy Willi who has done a fantastic job on replacing my sticking front calipers. He even gave them a gold paint finish!:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2018, 18:04
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By robbrooks
Front Caliper repair imminent

Received my Caliper repair kit from Big Red today. Well pleased on the delivery which was free and within 24 hours! Reason for fitting squeaking brakes at low speeds! car sounding like a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2018, 10:46
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By robbrooks
Squeaky brakes

Drives my wife and I crazy. After new discs and pads all round she has developed a squeak on the nearside front and now a different noise on the nearside rear. Noises only appear at slow speeds;...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 30th April 2018, 10:01
Replies: 28
Views: 3,677
Posted By robbrooks
I'm just waiting for the paperwork from Colin ....

I'm just waiting for the paperwork from Colin . Hope to see everyone there. You will all recognize me. I'm the one with the broken left leg! Are we meeting anywhere before the event or just making...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2018, 13:08
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By robbrooks
WIng and sill damage

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=73030&stc=1&d=1523189274
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2018, 13:06
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By robbrooks
Write off averted

A big thank you to Ssizefive and Andy Willie, who have both averted my car being written off after accident damage to the right wing and sill. The repair was completed last week after a minor bump...
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