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Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 22nd October 2019, 23:33
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By macafee2
what time of year are you thinking of going ...

what time of year are you thinking of going

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 23:30
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By macafee2
ebay, euro car parts. No idea how much to skip...

ebay, euro car parts.
No idea how much to skip a disc would be but they are not expensive new but fitting new pads at the same time is a good idea so they bed in together
slightly worn, I would...
Forum: Events and Meets 22nd October 2019, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By macafee2
Ian, please add me to the list. If you are...

Ian, please add me to the list.
If you are booking a breakfast table add me to that list too please.

Looking at this web page, are we to park at the kitchen or the car park a little to the left?...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By macafee2
I was horrified by what I saw but I too thought...

I was horrified by what I saw but I too thought that there should have been more discussion on things like the London Bridge Attack and Manchester bombing.
What those on the program had gone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 19:36
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By macafee2
what is HRW? macafee2

what is HRW?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 19:34
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By macafee2
taking your train of thought, it could be...

taking your train of thought, it could be considered you are against people reporting drink drivers, you are against people reporting violent assaults they witness or sexual assaults they witness....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 08:16
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By macafee2
never had a spring snap on any other car so why...

never had a spring snap on any other car so why do Rover 75's suffer from this problem?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 07:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By macafee2
is there a demand for wheel centre caps? ...

is there a demand for wheel centre caps?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 07:49
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By macafee2
I too never held anything other then oil and a...

I too never held anything other then oil and a filter as a spare for the car.
Not sure if that was because the manufacturers were still around or the cars were not known to me for having parts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 07:44
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By macafee2
you are so right. macafee2

you are so right.

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 23:12
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By macafee2
a bit, I did go through a short period of "I know...

a bit, I did go through a short period of "I know why people get rid of these cars" but that's now behind me. Perhaps I was wicked when I was young.
I could be just one fix way from having a fault...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2019, 22:07
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 21:52
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By macafee2
I hope so I really do. I have pressed and...

I hope so I really do. I have pressed and released the clutch pedal 200 times and ok so far.

managed to twist and not fall off the ladder to get the springs. Getting the top and bottom rubbers on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 19:51
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By macafee2
omg I had better check, I bought a set of...

omg I had better check, I bought a set of protectors but did I fit them?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 12:25
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By macafee2
in the end I bought front and rear springs for...

in the end I bought front and rear springs for both my cars. Now about to use the rear Tourer springs as one has snapped

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 12:16
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By macafee2
I think it runs right at the front below the fog...

I think it runs right at the front below the fog lights. There may be some clips under the front grill that can be used.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 12:13
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By macafee2
any tips for protecting new springs?

I am after some tips for protecting new rear springs as then seem to be prone to snapping at the bottom.

I am contemplating spraying the end rubber with wax oil before fitting and then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By macafee2
never ending

Right now it seems never ending.
started with a faulty clutch, moved on to D rubbers which I knew about on rear anti roll bar only to find rusty near side upper arm that has to be replaced and now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By macafee2
that does look good. macafee2

that does look good.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By macafee2
with the pin, I think just "gentle slow shaking"...

with the pin, I think just "gentle slow shaking" of the strut while pushing up on the underside of the arm helps.

For some reason they can be a cow to get apart and put back together, then a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 09:35
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By macafee2
where is the boot wet? is it close to the light...

where is the boot wet? is it close to the light cluster or below the rear screen?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 14:15
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 22:57
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By macafee2
no idea, never thought to look. I will take a...

no idea, never thought to look. I will take a look thank you

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 22:56
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By macafee2
what method do they use, remove sub frame or do...

what method do they use, remove sub frame or do it with sub frame in situ?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 22:51
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By macafee2
take a look at this thread ...

take a look at this thread
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=143370&highlight=alternator

not only does it explain what is involved in doing the job there are times onhow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 22:39
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By macafee2
thank you Geoff, I should have said resolved. The...

thank you Geoff, I should have said resolved. The company used Royal mail in the end so it was only a couple of quid. thank you once again for the offer

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 11:07
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By macafee2
what is the weight of the front end

if I have the rear wheels on the ground and were to put scales under the front wheels, what would the weight be of a saloon or tourer?

my metal car ramps are too steep for Rover 75's and so am...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 10:20
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By macafee2
like a solicitor that gets someone off that has...

like a solicitor that gets someone off that has committed a crime, very well:D
macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By macafee2
agh yes now you have said that I seem to recall...

agh yes now you have said that I seem to recall reading that or being told that before.

Thank you, I had no idea, totally forgotten.

damn clever people on this forum :)

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 08:39
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By macafee2
one shot nuts

this is caravan related but I know someone will know the answer.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264452400882

what makes these hub nuts one shot?

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2019, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By macafee2
:Ddon't be so silly, the parents, no way is it...

:Ddon't be so silly, the parents, no way is it their responsibility, its someone else's:D.

I wanted to ask why are the parents not making sure their children went to school with a coat but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By macafee2
I wish I could do it in 5 hours. I doubt I'd get...

I wish I could do it in 5 hours. I doubt I'd get the car apart in 5 hours.
please bear in mind there is a bolt each side that can and often does seize.
Whilst people often mention the master,...
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 15:59
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By macafee2
Very heavy rain and no coats

On my way home the rain came down, double speed wipers not keeping up
and visibility poor.
What I found a bit concerning was the amount of school children on their way home without coats. I...
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 11:32
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By macafee2
Anyone grow route ginger?

We had a go this year in a tub in the greenhouse. Complete and utter failure. Apart from two stems there is no ginger, just the size it was.
Been in the tub about 7 months.

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 10:53
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By macafee2
I hope 7 puppies will fetch £1,800. when...

I hope 7 puppies will fetch £1,800.

when some spend so much on animals, why are others so cruel?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By macafee2
good luck. macafee2

good luck.


macafee2
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 16th October 2019, 21:17
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By macafee2
Is the poles MCB/RCD more sensitive then the...

Is the poles MCB/RCD more sensitive then the caravans?
If the caravans mcb/rcd is off will the pole reset?


macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 14:49
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By macafee2
pictures not clear but from the side it reminds...

pictures not clear but from the side it reminds me of a van for the French market be it Citroen or Peugeot

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By macafee2
wow fantastic customer service

wow fantastic customer service!

I ordered some bolts for my car, only wanted one but got 3 different lengths.
Being a fool I got bolts where the unthreaded part is too long. Totally my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 10:24
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By macafee2
wife has a 64 plate focus, no way on gods earth...

wife has a 64 plate focus, no way on gods earth would I swop it for my 2006 75. She likes it but admits the Rover is more comfortable.
Having changed a Honda Accord 2.0 SE Executive for the Focus,...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 08:55
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By macafee2
just sold all my singles via Ebay. All the songs...

just sold all my singles via Ebay. All the songs can be downloaded from youtube so I'm not missing anything.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 08:54
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By macafee2
I realised when I drilled using the lathe what...

I realised when I drilled using the lathe what the mark was on the painted osb board at the back of the bench, lubricant. I'd not seen it spray the board before but did this time . Cutting agent...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 08:51
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By macafee2
I like painted callipers they look good. I'd...

I like painted callipers they look good.
I'd like to do mine and the bit of the disc that always rusts.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 08:48
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By macafee2
I asked about the price not realising they were...

I asked about the price not realising they were for packs of 100 but they do them singerly (new word) and are only about 50p each. Also got them to use Royal Mail instead of UPS as UPS was about £8...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 08:43
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By macafee2
Audi A4? macafee2

Audi A4?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 21:06
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By macafee2
Mondeo, never owned on? macafee2

Mondeo, never owned on?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 14:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,670
Posted By macafee2
Radioguy is a banned trader. macafee2

Radioguy is a banned trader.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 12:53
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
Meat loaf advises, "wasted youth is better by far...

Meat loaf advises, "wasted youth is better by far then a wise and productive old age":D

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 11:15
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By macafee2
I thought a clutch change was beyond me but a...

I thought a clutch change was beyond me but a Haynes manual and support from the forum and I did it. Mike Noc did give me a hand which I appreciated but most of the work I did


you may want...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By macafee2
ya that looks right and is what I originally...

ya that looks right and is what I originally thought was there.
As for fitting a new elbow, I really wanted to avoid that. I was worried about access to the top stud/bolt and snapping them.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 09:09
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By macafee2
I don't know about getting the splines out but I...

I don't know about getting the splines out but I can get a 10mm bolt through the hole. The flange on the top still exists.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 22:46
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By macafee2
I think in the end it was my 4mm drill bit that...

I think in the end it was my 4mm drill bit that was not up to the job. Other drill bits were fine. I did use a cutting agent and it did seem to be beneficial.

It is just another thing I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 21:55
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By macafee2
Number 6, that is very kind of you thank you. I...

Number 6, that is very kind of you thank you. I was very worried about snapping the studs that hold the elbow in place and so did not want to remove it unless necessary. Access to the top stud also...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 21:26
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
the whole situation is sad. For members of the...

the whole situation is sad. For members of the public, like with anything important, how the naughty word are we to know what the truth is and how are we to make an informed decision?
The news...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 21:10
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By macafee2
a few more pictures. In the 3rd picture you can...

a few more pictures. In the 3rd picture you can see the hole I drilled in the length of stud, now sliding a drill it up the ole it worked as a guide and helped me be centre and vertical

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 21:05
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By macafee2
How I drilled my stud

I have been unable to remove a snapped stud on my exhaust.
item 1 here https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001957

I found a Youtube clipe showing how to drill a stud that had snapped below the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By macafee2
anyone in Poole could collect and post?

Is there anyone in Poole that could collect 2 bolts, 1 washer and 1 nut and post to me?

They want a bit over £8 for UPS? delivery

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 16:14
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By macafee2
Is this bolt suitable?

Due to the tempreture fluctuation of hot and cold on an exhaust so close to the engine is this bolt ok for holing the downpipe/silencer to the manifold?

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 16:11
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By macafee2
fancy doing it yourself with help? have...

fancy doing it yourself with help?

have you checked around the master cylinder that's fixed to the pedal to see if there is a leak there

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 16:09
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By macafee2
ha ha, stud drilled. The head wont separate from...

ha ha, stud drilled. The head wont separate from the elbow but I don't think that is a problem. I'm just relived its done.

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 13:13
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By macafee2
bit of an update. tried heating and pressing...

bit of an update.
tried heating and pressing stud out no joy, try taping stud out no joy.
I'm now getting desperate so I try a 6mm drill and low and behold it is drilling the stud. The 4mm would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 11:12
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By macafee2
The car looks sporty, it just needs to go as...

The car looks sporty, it just needs to go as quick. Not for me but I quite like it

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 11:04
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By macafee2
which drill bit for hardened steel?

I am assuming the studs that are part of the exhaust elbow,
item 1 here, https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001957
are hardened steel.

What drill bit would be best for drilling the stud...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 20:21
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
I would not say with aggression, just a mistake....

I would not say with aggression, just a mistake. BMW was in left lane, mini bus I right hand filter lane approaching a right turn. BMW indicates right and does a U turn. Turning across the mini...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
video is nothing like the situation I refer to ...

video is nothing like the situation I refer to

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 19:21
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
I was a passenger in the mini bus, for may safety...

I was a passenger in the mini bus, for may safety and for that of the other passengers, himself and those in the BMW are you sure he did not have to? Wow, putting the lives of other people at risk...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 18:06
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
saw the video, the car with the dash cam may have...

saw the video, the car with the dash cam may have allowed the car to pull out from the side road in to "his" lane but he did not as far as I could see signal the car to pull into another lane. The...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
you seem to be trying to apportion blame, that is...

you seem to be trying to apportion blame, that is not the point of the post. It is about reacting to what is happening asap, not waiting for the situation to determinate until it becomes serious.
...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 11:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
news this morning on the radio, also apparently...

news this morning on the radio, also apparently her solicitor is saying she does not have immunity. In that case we should be applying for extradition and if she receives a penalty for the death the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 11:03
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By macafee2
pop over end of next week, we can take a look ...

pop over end of next week, we can take a look

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 08:46
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
I am not suggesting the mini bus driver should...

I am not suggesting the mini bus driver should have let the BMW in, no no. I am saying the mini bus driver should have taken defensive action and in the event of a collision the BMW may not always be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 08:22
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By macafee2
To be honest I did not realise that the shank...

To be honest I did not realise that the shank ready did much except perhaps preventing the ball joint dropping down. I thought all clamping was done by the rest of the joint. From what you say the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 08:10
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By macafee2
its is good to hear when someone buys a car and...

its is good to hear when someone buys a car and it is better then expected.
so many cars are viewed and even bought and turn out to be worse then expected and worse then the owners admits too. Alas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 21:30
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By macafee2
which car (advert) was it? macafee2

which car (advert) was it?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By macafee2
I was going to suggest a bit of super glue but...

I was going to suggest a bit of super glue but you beat me to it

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2019, 20:57
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By macafee2
You have stuff sold as genuine that was made...

You have stuff sold as genuine that was made years after the car brand went bust and sold at a premium. How can the buyer tell the difference between genuine
just made from "china" and below par...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 20:51
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
The indicator had not been left on, I noted it...

The indicator had not been left on, I noted it start flashing. BMW was not let in, it was until in commenced its U turn, in the left lane. It was not going fast but then we were not either, even at...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 20:32
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By macafee2
I think Ford are looing at the transit to...

I think Ford are looing at the transit to determine why it stopped and Highways England have been asked about the barrier and no place of safety.

This of course could happen on a smart motorway...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By macafee2
October 2018 M4 crash with mini bus

Saw this on the news yesterday.

Lorry ploughs into mini bus killing 3 with one or more with life changing injuries.

Easy to blame lorry driver for going into back of mini bus but here is...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 19:09
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By macafee2
it is not always all the BMW's fault

This post it not about who was in the right and who was in the wrong.
Its more about reading the situation and reacting to what can be seen.

Today I was a passenger in a mini bus. We were in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 18:57
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By macafee2
I thought he had traced the wires backwards...

I thought he had traced the wires backwards towards the harness and they were taped up but with out the socket/plug on the end.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 17:44
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By macafee2
apparently that's how the word posh came to be ...

apparently that's how the word posh came to be

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 16:25
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By macafee2
can you contact them and ask them about the...

can you contact them and ask them about the mirrors?

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 21:40
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By macafee2
it was the bit about size I thought dumb. Its...

it was the bit about size I thought dumb. Its like asking what size tyre do I need for my car? There is just not enough information to answer the question.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 21:36
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By macafee2
a couple of tips for choosing a cabin, centre...

a couple of tips for choosing a cabin, centre from back to front = less pitching.
check what is on the deck above and below. you don't want the gym above and disco below.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 21:34
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By macafee2
you will need to check about taking alcohol on...

you will need to check about taking alcohol on board, companies have tightened up on this, the more you take the less they sell.

balconies may not be big but, decent widow size, can open patio...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 21:24
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By macafee2
I don't know how specialised a front wheel...

I don't know how specialised a front wheel bearing is but not to far from us is
https://www.solent-bearings.co.uk/ and if memory serves me well the owner had or has a tourer
looking at rimmers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 18:05
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
mmm yes that's an idea, use both methods. thanks...

mmm yes that's an idea, use both methods. thanks mike.
I was going to use either or but both seems good

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
sorry this is not my elbow, Number 6 sent me a...

sorry this is not my elbow, Number 6 sent me a picture of one he had as I wanted to look at the top. I Posted it to try and clear what seems to be confusion about splines or thread

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 18:01
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By macafee2
what's wrong with the air bag? what have you...

what's wrong with the air bag?
what have you tried to solve battery drain?
where is the leak from?

have any of these cost you anything to repair?
parking sensors can be problematic and...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By macafee2
dumb questions

It is said there are no dumb questions only dumb answers.

Here is a question I read on a caravan forum, I beg to differ and say there are dumb questions

"porch awnings what size...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 16:07
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
we have 2 opinions on this stud, threaded and...

we have 2 opinions on this stud, threaded and splined

This is the stud and as there is a flange on top it wont unscrew and come downwards, the unit is still on the car.

Splined fits with my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 16:03
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By macafee2
I'm no expert but if both MTF94 I would assume...

I'm no expert but if both MTF94 I would assume safe to use

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 16:02
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
I am not sure I can get the unit off and so may...

I am not sure I can get the unit off and so may try with it in place. It is undoing the top bolt that concerns me as well as snapping those studs


macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 16:00
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
Matt, I think it would be hard work for Number 6...

Matt, I think it would be hard work for Number 6 or anyone to remove the stud. Once removed I was planning on using an "ordinary bolt".
Not sure how easy it would be to reinsert a "stud" or if it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 12:03
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
here is a picture of the studs, Number 6 has...

here is a picture of the studs, Number 6 has kindly sent me.

Hopefully Trikey I can get one out, is this the stud you think I should be able to get out?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 10:38
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
I don't think there is enough thread to get the...

I don't think there is enough thread to get the nut back on. As best I could I had a measure yesterday. I was not looking forward to drilling it out but what else could I do? Trikey has now said that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 10:32
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
secrets out now :) macafee2

secrets out now :)


macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 10:27
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
that makes sense, thank you trikey. You have...

that makes sense, thank you trikey.
You have given me a bit of a lift as I've been a bit down

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
If true then that makes it all the worse. ...

If true then that makes it all the worse. Apparently Diplomatic immunity is rarely waved.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By macafee2
my wife is a Miele fan. You can visit their...

my wife is a Miele fan. You can visit their place, big showroom or similar I think, its North of London, I cant recall where

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 19:56
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By macafee2
Is it this one you have?...

Is it this one you have? https://theinductor.co.uk/product/mini-ductor-ii-md-800p/

The price is a tall order for us DIY'ers

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 19:53
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
Number 6, thank you. Could you take a photo of...

Number 6, thank you. Could you take a photo of the top of the three bolts
and the whole unit from the side and send to me please? I would really appreciate it as I think there is some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 19:51
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
TC, you and I may be taking at cross purposes....

TC, you and I may be taking at cross purposes. Which end are you referring to, engine end or exhaust pipe end?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 17:23
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By macafee2
Russ, are these what you mean ...

Russ, are these what you mean
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5X-2-In-1-Brake-Bleeder-Kit-Hand-Held-Vacuum-Pump-Test-Set-For-Automotive-H5R1/264425654780?hash=item3d90ff49fc:g:A-IAAOSwnaJdTZ7U

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 17:20
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By macafee2
Appreciate screwing the bottle to the cap but...

Appreciate screwing the bottle to the cap but when screwing to the master cylinder the pipe to the eeizibleed bottle twists.

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 17:01
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By macafee2
The bolts holding the rear anti roll bar. I have...

The bolts holding the rear anti roll bar. I have fitted ordinary bolts and they have a 13mm head, must be less likely to round off. Cant believe they were so tight

I do need to get my self some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 14:07
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By macafee2
Irwin bolt extractors

I have never thought these to be any good, rubbish in fact. Even today the 10mm would not grip a 10mm spanner size bolt. Using some spring loaded adjustable grips I managed to undo the bolt a bit....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 12:48
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By macafee2
madmatt, sorry I cant help but do you by any...

madmatt, sorry I cant help but do you by any chance have item 1 on this link
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001957 off your car?

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 12:36
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
Colvert and T-Cut, nagging doubt would not leave...

Colvert and T-Cut, nagging doubt would not leave me alone.
I have just used a mirror to look at the top of the triangle where exhaust pipe and item 1 meet. see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 11:24
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
thank you Colvert and T-Cut, really do appreciate...

thank you Colvert and T-Cut, really do appreciate the heads up that they are studs. Mike Noc thought they were, sorry Mike for not believing you. I thought they were part of the manifold. Two nuts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 11:15
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By macafee2
I would offer that when fitting the new drop...

I would offer that when fitting the new drop links, when tightening the nuts you need to put a spanner on the flats to stop them turning.

Re description for pic 5/6 the reason for cutting part...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 08:03
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By macafee2
DIY excursions are much cheaper but a word of...

DIY excursions are much cheaper but a word of warning, if you are late back doing your own thing the ship may not wait for you, if you are on one of their organized excursions it will.

Our last...
Forum: Social Forum 7th October 2019, 21:32
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By macafee2
what did you think of the food on board? Did...

what did you think of the food on board?
Did you find much noise from the cabins around yours?
Would you do another cruise? Wife likes cruises, me, take em or leave em, prefer being in our...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 21:23
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By macafee2
It is not really when the engine is cruising...

It is not really when the engine is cruising that's the problem, its the pressing and depressing of the clutch pedal.
Did mine last year, as you say, very light.

good luck

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 21:19
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By macafee2
Here's a tip for undoing

When undoing the bolts that hold the rear strap around a Tourer silencer they can be seized. Trying to undo them can twist and damage the strap.

Hers a tip.
use one of these or similar
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 20:36
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
thanks TC, that's a trick my dad taught me, omg,...

thanks TC, that's a trick my dad taught me, omg, 40 or more years ago.

I'll take a look tomorrow. At the moment I cannot get the original nut back on the stud.

What stops the stud coming...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 19:28
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By macafee2
I agree. if in the shade por 15 is much better...

I agree.
if in the shade por 15 is much better and as hard as nails when dried for a few days

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:18
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By macafee2
whats better then Eezibleed?

Never been a fan of the Gunson Eezibleed kit for the simple reason that the pipe that is screwed to the master cylinder cap is turned round the same number of turns the master cylinder cap is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 15:17
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
TC, how did you get the 3 bolts out? I thought...

TC, how did you get the 3 bolts out? I thought they were part of the Triangle.
On this page, one of the studs/bolts that attach item 1 to 2 and held in place by item 4 is the bolt/stud that has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 14:45
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By macafee2
what type of bolt is appropiate

one of the 3 studs that hold the exhaust to the manifold ( think this is where the joint is) has been snapped (not by me) and looks to be too short to reuse. I think I will need to drill it and use...
Forum: Social Forum 7th October 2019, 09:28
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By macafee2
Glad you mentioned your surname as I was lost on...

Glad you mentioned your surname as I was lost on what the plate meant.

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 09:23
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By macafee2
show off:D. changed slave and master in my diesel...

show off:D. changed slave and master in my diesel last year and something has failed this year. Not yet sure what is wrong, hoping with help to "prove" today

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By macafee2
if you are a dab hand with a spanner, it is more...

if you are a dab hand with a spanner, it is more frustrating and time consuming then difficult to do a clutch.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 16:53
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
tongue in cheek, she didn't at the time, her...

tongue in cheek, she didn't at the time, her plans changed and the two are not connected. I should be a politician.

I hope it becomes news in the USA and the people there do something about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 14:32
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By macafee2
Replacement upper arms required

As the Tourer is in the air I thought I would undo the bolts that hold the "D" rubbers in place around the rear anti roll bar. "D" rubber came up last year on the MOT as something to keep an eye on....
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 12:03
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By macafee2
GGGGRRR when customer services cant help

I want to pre order 2 glasses of champagne for my wife for her return flight with virgin from the USA. A surprise for my wife and her friend.
Virgin can find her as a passenger but as I don't have...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 10:41
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By macafee2
mate had AUD 124V = AUDI 24 V, Audi 24 valve ...

mate had AUD 124V = AUDI 24 V, Audi 24 valve
and another had B4U RR = Before You RR, his initials for first and last name

I have seen ?YE 521t = ? YES 2 IT

registrations that...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 10:34
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By macafee2
I explained what I saw in case anyone did not see...

I explained what I saw in case anyone did not see what I saw, H17 LER, I don't get it.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By macafee2
Time to rethink Diplomatic immunity

wife of a US diplomat has fled Britain because she is suspected of involvement in a fatal hit-and-run.

I appreciate that the rule may be there to prevent false charges against diplomats and their...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 09:59
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By macafee2
got to be honest, I do sometimes. I'd like to ask...

got to be honest, I do sometimes. I'd like to ask the drivers why they do it

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By macafee2
Alone, Billy no mates

I'm Billy no mates for a few days :)

My daughter and her husband are on holiday in Canada.
My wife is in America on holiday with a friend.
This morning I dropped my son and his girlfriend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 09:35
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By macafee2
you are caught between devil and deep blue sea....

you are caught between devil and deep blue sea. Replacement slaves and masters seem to vary in how long they last. Whilst no doubt yours will fail there is no guarantee that replacing them now will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 19:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By macafee2
have you considered adding a pit or a proper...

have you considered adding a pit or a proper lift?

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By macafee2
just a thought, will the floor need protecting...

just a thought, will the floor need protecting from axle stands or jacks? Not a big problem, just lay some wood under axle stand of jack.

Floor looks good

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 18:42
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By macafee2
Saw this registration today

BP51 GNS = BP 51GNS (BP SIGNS for those not sure :))

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:37
Replies: 7
Fbh
Views: 262
Posted By macafee2
could be additional wiring has been done. That...

could be additional wiring has been done.
That would be a good result
macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By macafee2
can you check mot history before you go? do...

can you check mot history before you go?
do give it a good look over. if I were free I'd offer to come with you

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:24
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By macafee2
I think I have something similar to...

I think I have something similar to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By macafee2
I have no professional experience but I would...

I have no professional experience but I would expect a better gripping tyre to wear out quicker then a tyre with less grip.

you say "that handling and braking is my main concern is your main...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 19:40
Replies: 7
Fbh
Views: 262
Posted By macafee2
I thought activating the cabin fan, is this is...

I thought activating the cabin fan, is this is what is meant by blower requires additional wiring.

Activating the FBH does just that, activates the FBH which only heats the engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 08:19
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By macafee2
I would check what they mean by genuine! When...

I would check what they mean by genuine!
When were they made and who made them and where were they made?

my understanding is that Rimmers class genuine as coming from x-part.

macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By macafee2
strange how the body does not send pain signals...

strange how the body does not send pain signals for some incidents. When I chopped the top off of one of my fingers, there was no pain


macafee2
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By macafee2
ouch, the pain. I know the smell you talk...

ouch, the pain.
I know the smell you talk about

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 22:24
Replies: 119
Views: 5,590
Posted By macafee2
FWIW Norway do not seem to pursue speeding...

FWIW Norway do not seem to pursue speeding tickets.
I had a hire car, me main driver plus a named driver. I was layed up in hospital and the named driver got flashed twice.
Apart from the costs...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By macafee2
what stupid dangerous thing have you done?

what stupid dangerous thing have you done?


For the purpose of this thread there has to have been a lucky escape.
Example. I climbed down a cliff face with no rope, slipped and landed on a...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st October 2019, 21:21
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By macafee2
try Jezzer1, not sure he does them all but give...

try Jezzer1, not sure he does them all but give him a go

macafee2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 20:00
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By macafee2
look at item 8, this may be a thin wire clip,...

look at item 8, this may be a thin wire clip, keep this of your new cable comes with it as they are no longer available and can snap.
They keep the cable secure in a bracket.

macafee2
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2019, 19:56
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By macafee2
I guess in part it is about finding a problem...

I guess in part it is about finding a problem which could be serious but also about the car having to be taken off the road and then finding the time to fix it.

Being without a car is a...
Forum: Social Forum 30th September 2019, 19:03
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By macafee2
I dont see any flashing lights

Go to 40 seconds.
seen this sort of thing a number of times
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xstQIg_cfjc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xstQIg_cfjc)

go to 3.56
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