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Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 18th May 2020, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By grout20
N i i i c e! The Wedgwood Blue on my roof...

N i i i c e!

The Wedgwood Blue on my roof and bonnet was showing a kind of "milky" discoloration. I think where the lacquer had been affected by 19 years parked outside.

I decontaminated, clay...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2020, 20:25
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By grout20
Mine occasionally decided to beep constantly. ...

Mine occasionally decided to beep constantly.

I read on here about ensuring the sensors are clean.

So I squirted them with some APC (All Purpose Cleaner ... in my case some Bilt Hamber Surfex...
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2020, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By grout20
Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks .... that's another good...

Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks .... that's another good one. Amazing story really.
:eek:
John
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2020, 12:40
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By grout20
Yes ... good film. Probably watched 3 times...

Yes ... good film. Probably watched 3 times myself! :D

If you want more of the so called "science" aspects get hold of the book.

Gravity is another film I've watched a few times too. Even more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By grout20
Nice job(s)! :bowdown: I thought about...

Nice job(s)! :bowdown:

I thought about removing my wheel arch liners whilst I was doing brakes recently but the nuts / threads holding them on looked like they might round / snap off if I rushed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2020, 17:13
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By grout20
Hi Rob Yes, no problem, of course yes you...

Hi Rob

Yes, no problem, of course yes you can add to your How to.

Good luck with your new lid .... I bet you replace yours quicker than I took! :D

Hope to catch up with you at a future Nano...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2020, 00:10
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By grout20
Powerfolds - when a set of new cogs isn't enough to get it to fold!

Hi all

If this thread title has triggered your interest, then you may already know that fitting a new set of cogs for the Mk1 Bullet Powerfold mirrors is normally enough to get them folding again....
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 09:41
Replies: 48
Views: 1,371
Posted By grout20
So sorry to read your post. Really sad news. ...

So sorry to read your post. Really sad news.

Hope your mum can get the support she needs.

Look after you and yours.

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2020, 20:37
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By grout20
I'm fitting new Pagid front discs, pads and...

I'm fitting new Pagid front discs, pads and sensor tomorrow ... courtesy of a deal from carparts4less recently.

Fitted the same to the rears last year, but at that time I bought Mintex, and to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2020, 11:25
Replies: 29
Views: 3,452
Posted By grout20
Nice result Steve. I did the similar "last...

Nice result Steve.

I did the similar "last minute re-re-re check" in the MOT car park before handing over the keys last year.

When I came back to pick up the car the tester said one of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2020, 19:00
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Replaced rear PPD Cantrails ... finally!

The only PPD impact (I think) I had on my early 2001 car were the missing Rover badges on the rear cantrails / C post / quarter light finishers....

... never quite sure what the correct name is,...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 10:19
Replies: 96
Views: 3,671
Posted By grout20
So sorry to read your post. Such sad news. ...

So sorry to read your post. Such sad news.

Sincere condolences to you and family.

RIP Simon.

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2020, 08:31
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By grout20
My drivers side powerfold is doing the same. I've...

My drivers side powerfold is doing the same. I've assumed It's because the cogs are worn.

I've bought replacement cogs but haven't yet plucked up the courage to take the mirror off and follow the...
Forum: Humour Corner 9th April 2020, 21:04
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By grout20
Hi Bob, As you may have seen in my other...

Hi Bob,

As you may have seen in my other thread, I recently changed the brake fluid using a new, to me, Gravity Method of bleeding the brakes.

I've always used the normal Pump the Pedal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 20:55
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Good news John .... I do like a happy ending! :D ...

Good news John .... I do like a happy ending! :D

Stay safe

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 19:06
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Hi again N/S/R .... that's the one normally...

Hi again

N/S/R .... that's the one normally bled first in the sequence. Just a thought.

Although I agree .... as you had clamped off the hose, other parts of the system should not have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2020, 17:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Hi I would imagine it will definitely take a...

Hi

I would imagine it will definitely take a while as the gravity-powered flow is really really slow.

If you have replaced a caliper (which would be empty of any fluid on install) then the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2020, 15:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
I'd picked up these tips beforehand from previous...

I'd picked up these tips beforehand from previous threads, but just to confirm ....

.... during my gravity bleed marathon :} I left the ignition alone, made sure the Master Cylinder level went...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 21:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Hello Ian The 3 hours included me loosening...

Hello Ian

The 3 hours included me loosening off each bleed nipple (carefully does it as I guess you know! :} ) so you hopefully have saved some time.

I jacked up each wheel, removed it and put...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 21:20
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Hi, I was using a clear piece of tubing but...

Hi,

I was using a clear piece of tubing but it wasn't blindingly obvious looking at it when the fresh fluid started coming through.

However, on the rear calipers I did notice a slight...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2020, 16:01
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
It saves the expense of a pressure or vacuum...

It saves the expense of a pressure or vacuum pump! :D

Oh ... and when Mr Amazon knocks on the door it saves the wife saying "OMG WHAT have you bought for your car NOW?!"

:D :D :D

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2020, 22:54
Replies: 87
Views: 6,137
Posted By grout20
Brake fluid "gravity" change

Hi all

I've just posted a separate thread detailing how I changed my fluid today using "Brian's gravity method" mentioned earlier here.

I used a new thread in case other folk might find it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2020, 22:44
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By grout20
Brake Fluid change, without T4, using the "gravity" method

Hi all

There's been a couple of threads recently re brake fluid bleeding/changing.

On MikeTrident's informative "Brake Fluid" thread, Marinabrian posted about a "gravity" bleed method he uses...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2020, 19:24
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By grout20
I think the companies they use in an episode are...

I think the companies they use in an episode are normally (quickly) listed in the credits at the end of the episode.

Probably need to pause live tv or record and pause!

Regards

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 20:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
I think I've got a couple of spares of these in...

I think I've got a couple of spares of these in the garage I can send out too (if the free gifts from other donors run out)

Cheers!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 19:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
Ok ... many thanks for confirming that :bowdown: ...

Ok ... many thanks for confirming that :bowdown:

Cheers

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 19:51
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
Some similar jobs to me .... How did you get on? ...

Some similar jobs to me .... How did you get on?
:}
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
Not the most riveting pictures attached David...

Not the most riveting pictures attached David .... but you did ask! :D

1... the infra red thermometer I used to check the temperature of the ATF
(for info I aimed it at the bottom of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2020, 13:54
Replies: 35
Views: 2,155
Posted By grout20
Mine in the sun at one of our Ugly Duckling...

Mine in the sun at one of our Ugly Duckling breakfast meetings last year.....

.... oh, how I could really do with a Toby Carvery breakfast......! :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2020, 13:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
Sounds like a few of us are taking the...

Sounds like a few of us are taking the opportunity to get jobs done on the cars! :bowdown::bowdown:

Re my earlier question, can anyone suggest whether it's better to test the autobox solenoid...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2020, 16:40
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By grout20
Satisfying '75 jobs done whilst "locked down"...

I've just had a really satisfying couple of days whilst stuck at home! :cool::cool:

Today, I replaced the rear drop links, mainly because of an advisory last year about one of the rubbers being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 16:52
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By grout20
Nice....

Good result Cliff ..... I'm sure you were feeling confident! :D

And I'm sure you'll enjoy all the cleaning too .... have fun!

See you for a breakfast sometime soon

Kind regards

John
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 4th March 2020, 22:39
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By grout20
Hi Tony Will send a PM now Kind regards...

Hi Tony

Will send a PM now

Kind regards

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 3rd March 2020, 17:58
Replies: 46
Views: 2,114
Posted By grout20
So sorry to read your sad news. Sincere...

So sorry to read your sad news. Sincere condolences.

Make sure you take care of yourself.

Kind regards

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 29th February 2020, 19:29
Replies: 58
Views: 5,819
Posted By grout20
Yes please...

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the info. I've tried a couple of restarts of my router but all IP addresses get the same error message.
So I'll take you up on your offer to Register me please.
Sending PM to...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 28th February 2020, 14:51
Replies: 58
Views: 5,819
Posted By grout20
Can't Register on the Nano Forum (?)

Hi all

Although I've posted on here to say I'll be there on the Saturday 21st, I also tried to Register to confirm my attendance on the Nano Forum too, as suggested.

My registration on the Nano...
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2020, 11:09
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By grout20
Glad you are ok, and aware now, Neil. On the...

Glad you are ok, and aware now, Neil.

On the positive side ... perhaps the money you save on the ciggies will fund your trip to Amsterdam when you are ready! :D

Take care of yourself

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 14th February 2020, 15:43
Replies: 58
Views: 5,819
Posted By grout20
Well done guys.

Great news ... well done getting the arrangements organised these last couple of months guys!

Really enjoyed the last Nano ...my first ... even if a bit of a drive from Stevenage and to find out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 08:04
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By grout20
Hi Pete, I've swopped a couple of messages...

Hi Pete,

I've swopped a couple of messages with Robin ... I'll try to get along to a meet sometime too.

Will let you know

(Hi Stuart too :} )

Kind regards
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 11th February 2020, 07:37
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter Won't be able to make it after all. ...

Hi Peter
Won't be able to make it after all.
Our Ferry back from Bilbao cancelled due to the weather ... so a few more days in sunny Spain instead! :D
Regards to all going .. catch up later....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2020, 08:23
Replies: 56
Views: 3,878
Posted By grout20
Cruise related.

For the models that can have Cruise control... and why not the 1.8? ... a system that you can decrease by 1 mph at the flick of the switch.

Have never looked ... but I assume BMW 3 or 5's have...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 17th January 2020, 08:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter ... hope you are better Also hope...

Hi Peter ... hope you are better

Also hope to be there for a breakfast, but put me down as a "possible" for now please ... I may be on grandkids visit duty that day I've just been told!

Kind...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2020, 10:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By grout20
We visited there a few years ago. For those of...

We visited there a few years ago. For those of you with a motorhome there is an overnight parking aire nearby.

Walking around the village certainly makes you stop and think.

One thing we...
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2020, 10:09
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By grout20
So sorry to read this Graham. Thoughts are with...

So sorry to read this Graham. Thoughts are with you and family.

John
.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2020, 15:22
Replies: 20
Views: 4,387
Posted By grout20
Arrived this morning .... thanks Bob! HNY ...

Arrived this morning .... thanks Bob!

HNY

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 19:41
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Headlights and VIS motors.

- Cleaned up the headlights with the Turtle Wax Headlight Cleaner (mentioned and recommended in the current "Well impressed" thread) Worked really well.

- Fitted the two new VIS motors I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 10:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,561
Posted By grout20
I did mine yesterday. Vast improvement and...

I did mine yesterday.
Vast improvement and very easy to use.
I did use a rotary polisher and 2 inch foam pad (just because I've got one!) but I'm sure using a cloth with some on would yeald...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2019, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By grout20
I'm exactly the same as Rob. The BH Detox-C...

I'm exactly the same as Rob.

The BH Detox-C is brilliant if you can remove and immerse the rusted item in a container of the made up solution.
The Gel is great where you can only brush it on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2019, 08:07
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By grout20
Always look back .... probably at least twice...

Always look back .... probably at least twice after cleaning it! :icon_lol:

Happy chrimbo all

:smiley:

John
Forum: The Valeting Forum 11th December 2019, 18:00
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By grout20
Nice ... v e r r r y nice !!!!

Nice ... v e r r r y nice !!!!
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 12:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,963
Posted By grout20
So sad to read your post Dave. Fingers...

So sad to read your post Dave.

Fingers crossed for next week, and hopefully both lads will get all the treatment and help they deserve.

Somethings in this life just ain't right....

Kind...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 10:36
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By grout20
Hi all I bought one of these off of eBay ...

Hi all

I bought one of these off of eBay (search for LED Beanie Hat) for less than a fiver .... a chap at the last Nano meet had one and recommended it.

Rechargable via USB and it's really...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 3rd November 2019, 17:18
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter and all Sorry, can't make this one...

Hi Peter and all

Sorry, can't make this one ... wedding anniversary that day and I can't persuade wife, kids, grandkids and dog to come to the Ugly for breakfast!
Well ... the dog probably would!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 13:39
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By grout20
Whereabouts?

Hi

I'm flying out there tomorrow.

My wife will be so chuffed if I say "just popping to see a chap about a 75" when we are there to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary.....:eek:

Don't...
Forum: Social Forum 26th October 2019, 16:30
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By grout20
Congratulations! Ruth and I have our 40th...

Congratulations!

Ruth and I have our 40th next month. Newly-weds compared to you! :D :D

All the best

John
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 21:22
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By grout20
Yep .. good choice .. Crowns for me too! :D

Yep .. good choice .. Crowns for me too!

:D
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2019, 16:49
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By grout20
Hi, Try taking the SIM out of your phone to...

Hi,

Try taking the SIM out of your phone to avoid incoming calls and just use the calendar app on the phone?

If connected to (say) Home Wifi you can surf t'interweb and check the Forums too.
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 20th October 2019, 20:32
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By grout20
My first Nano .... brilliant! .... thanks!

Hi all,

Like Odd Job I attended today. Great to meet and to chat to many, and to put faces to some names.

Thanks to everyone who gave advice and tips.

Rob (Trebor) and Steve (Arctic) are...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 19th October 2019, 08:21
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By grout20
Good morning Nano-ists! I've not been able...

Good morning Nano-ists!

I've not been able to attend the local Frimley and Ugly Duckling meets "down south" here the last couple of months, or next month, and missing my Rover/MG "fix" :duh:

If...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 16:42
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By grout20
Hello Phil Sounds very similar to the leak I...

Hello Phil

Sounds very similar to the leak I had, where I had to replace a couple of the "O" rings.

Not sure how to add a link here to the thread I posted last year. It had both my pictures...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 22:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By grout20
I drove a Hyundai i40 for 3 years . 2012 plate...

I drove a Hyundai i40 for 3 years . 2012 plate so one of the early ones I think. Brilliant car. Nice to drive and looks just a little bit different.

Lots of gadgets even on the "middle" level...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th October 2019, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By grout20
Classic van Bernard .... v e r r y nice! ...

Classic van Bernard .... v e r r y nice! :bowdown:

A friend of ours has had one sitting in his garage for years. One of his "Round Tuit" projects.... Wasted....

I bet the Trabant drew a lot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 12:42
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By grout20
The socket you use to undo wheel nuts with........

The socket you use to undo wheel nuts with..... wrap masking tape around the outside.

- makes it easier to spot when in your socket set with the others *
- avoids the risk of scratching...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 18:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By grout20
Two good films there. Haven't seen Space...

Two good films there.

Haven't seen Space Cowboys but will give it a try :D:D

Try Galaxy Quest for an entertaining Star Trek spoof type film. Stars Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 07:31
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By grout20
Saw it last week. Hmmmm.... I'd easily...

Saw it last week. Hmmmm....

I'd easily watch the Martian again.

But Ad Nauseum? .... not for me! :D

Be interesting to know what you think

Regards
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 8th October 2019, 20:59
Replies: 37
Views: 2,710
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter, all See you there, and eating...

Hi Peter, all

See you there, and eating too....! :}

Best regards

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 17:45
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By grout20
Hello Phil Last year on my V6 I had a petrol...

Hello Phil

Last year on my V6 I had a petrol leak when one of the "O" rings on the end of the front fuel started weeping when the engine was running (ie the fuel system was at full pressure)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2019, 22:00
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By grout20
Washing it.... Go for a drive and I end up...

Washing it....

Go for a drive and I end up having to do it all again!

Actually I love it! :}

Sorry .... went off topic there.

I always seem to have to press (turn off) the air...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 19:30
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Full chrome grill

Fitted a nice shiny full chrome grill :cool:

Looks great but it did remind me I want to polish up those headlights! My 3M polishing kit has been in the garage for about 2 years so perhaps the...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th August 2019, 22:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By grout20
Haha. It was worth it! If the picture...

Haha. It was worth it!

If the picture attached ok, here''s a bit more of her.

Hope you have got through the heat OK down there?

Kind regards

John
Forum: The Valeting Forum 13th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By grout20
Good luck .... I hope you are as happy as I am. ...

Good luck .... I hope you are as happy as I am.

As long as the paint isn't cracked you should be lucky ... albeit a bit poorer! :eek:

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 10th August 2019, 11:59
Replies: 37
Views: 2,844
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter, all Hope to be there for a catch...

Hi Peter, all

Hope to be there for a catch up ..... and a fill up!

c ya

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 15:24
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By grout20
No brainer....

My renewal reminder appeared a couple of days ago too.

No hesitation .... a font of knowledge from a friendly bunch on here.

And hey, the cars aren't bad either!

:D

Happy Roving
Forum: Overseas Club Members Forum 9th August 2019, 09:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By grout20
Hola!

We have travelled around Spain fairly often over the past 5 years (motorhome, not the Rover 75) and see the occasional 75 or MG.
I've noticed a few where the paint has been damaged by what must be...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 7th August 2019, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By grout20
PDR : Paintless Dent Removal - great result!

I was absolutely gutted last week when I discovered a dent on the top of my bonnet. It looked like something had been either dropped or thrown onto it.

Although the wife thought it was hardly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 21:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By grout20
Had a similar thing last year. One of the...

Had a similar thing last year.
One of the adhesive balancing weights on the inside of the alloy was just catching the brake caliper as the wheel rotated.
Could that be it?
Good luck
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 19:14
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By grout20
I put Unions on my first '75 Mk1 Club SE to...

I put Unions on my first '75 Mk1 Club SE to replace the 18 inch Hairpins the previous owner had fitted.

Then I changed to a set of Crowns and they looked and rode great. Not everyone's choice I...
Forum: Was it you? 9th July 2019, 16:06
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By grout20
It wasn't me but coincidentally I was there at...

It wasn't me but coincidentally I was there at about 2 o'clock this afternoon (in our motorhome)

Didn't see the white '75 but there was a nice Wedgwood Blue V6 on a private reg the other side of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 11:02
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By grout20
Hi Andrew Could always try some BP Ultimate /...

Hi Andrew
Could always try some BP Ultimate / Shell V-Power and/or some Redex and an enthusiastic run to clear the pipes out....:D
I had an issue with emissions on my rover 200 last year and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2019, 11:41
Replies: 81
Views: 3,074
Posted By grout20
Well done ..... I do like a happy ending :} ...

Well done ..... I do like a happy ending :}

The temperatures are the same as mine so looks good to me!

Cheers

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 22:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By grout20
Hi I can't help with O ring sizes, but I...

Hi

I can't help with O ring sizes, but I know Wheels in Motion here in Stevenage sells small tubes of Rubber Grease, so I guess Halfrauds, Euro Car Parts or other Motor Factors will do it.
...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 11th June 2019, 18:00
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By grout20
Hi Will send a PM shortly ! Regards ...

Hi

Will send a PM shortly !

Regards

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 17:35
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Busy day

Arrived back from a week in the Lake District yesterday. 700 miles in the '75 there/back and touring around. Lovely!

Trip Computer said 52mpg on the trip up (I think that' a bit ambitious even...
Forum: The 75 & ZT Gallery 4th June 2019, 06:36
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By grout20
Lovely! Keep promising mine a polish and wax...

Lovely!

Keep promising mine a polish and wax and never seem to find the time (same colour, Y reg and tow bar set up as your one :eek:)

SNAP! :D

John
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd June 2019, 18:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By grout20
Hi eddie, Do a bit of research on towing a...

Hi eddie,

Do a bit of research on towing a small car behind. If the car is on a trailer then that is normally ok as all wheels are off the ground.

If you use an "A Frame" I think some some...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 18:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By grout20
Thanks (as usual!) Simon....I understand where...

Thanks (as usual!) Simon....I understand where these pinholes are located now!

Having never disturbed that plastic manifold chamber, or the left hand bank for that matter (if it ain't broke leave...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 08:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By grout20
Thanks Vitesse. I'm OK with the T piece...

Thanks Vitesse.

I'm OK with the T piece bit, it''s the other pinholes & breathers referred to in Posts 5 & 6 I'm not sure about.

Cheers

John
Forum: Items Wanted 1st June 2019, 09:17
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By grout20
I got one from the Bay of Fleas .... try there as...

I got one from the Bay of Fleas .... try there as well?

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2019, 09:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By grout20
Just for ease of understanding can anyone offer...

Just for ease of understanding can anyone offer any photos of the pipes / joints / bits that are being referred to?

Or a previous thread with photos?

I'd look /search myself but I'm sitting...
Forum: Humour Corner 24th May 2019, 21:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By grout20
Upside down door!

Upside down door!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 08:09
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By grout20
I'll add my thanks to Peter here too. Peter...

I'll add my thanks to Peter here too.

Peter picked up some wheels for me recently that I couldn't get to, and held on to them until I could get to him.

And he organises the breakfast meets, and...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 19th May 2019, 09:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By grout20
Hi Eddie, The bug is easily caught! If...

Hi Eddie,

The bug is easily caught!

If you haven't already, try joining ACSI and use the sites in their network in mainland Europe and beyond during the low season periods.

Membership fee...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 17th May 2019, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By grout20
Yep, we are! On our 3rd MH now, a Bailey...

Yep, we are!
On our 3rd MH now, a Bailey Autograph 75-4.
Love it!
:D
John
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2019, 07:19
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By grout20
Great news. Well done Mum! John

Great news. Well done Mum!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 11:33
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By grout20
Hi Andrew There's a chap in Stevenage I used to...

Hi Andrew
There's a chap in Stevenage I used to do my belts/pump etc that knows 75''s.
If you want details or want me to get a quote from him let me know
Cheers and good luck
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 08:28
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Agree entirely. I take the...

Hi Andy

Agree entirely.

I take the undertray off to make it easier for MOT chap to get at everything easier too.

Cheeky wotsit said he was going to give me an Advisory that I'd missed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2019, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Congratulations! I bet it was...

Hi Andy

Congratulations!

I bet it was clean and shiny too? :D

Cheers

John
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2019, 08:55
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By grout20
Haha ... that is so true ... we always know what...

Haha ... that is so true ... we always know what should come next don't we! :D

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 18:59
Replies: 44
Views: 4,100
Posted By grout20
That picture reminds me of my Mk2 1600E Cortina...

That picture reminds me of my Mk2 1600E Cortina in the same colour .... Saluki Bronze.

Memories...... sigh

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th April 2019, 17:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By grout20
Hi Pete, all I'll be there and eating ...

Hi Pete, all

I'll be there and eating

See you there!

John
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2019, 09:56
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By grout20
Well done from me too! :bowdown: John

Well done from me too! :bowdown:

John
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2019, 21:33
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By grout20
Good thread! Ignoring the Pop-py stuff my...

Good thread!

Ignoring the Pop-py stuff my earliest influence was the Roxy Music first album ... leading to the purchase of every Roxy / Bryan Ferry album until he went very mainstream and cover...
Forum: Was it you? 28th March 2019, 19:04
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By grout20
Upholding the Law at Sainsburys....

..... as you do!

I spoke to the couple who own the red V6 2.0. They've owned it since new in 2000 so I guess it's a late Cowley one judging by the black sills.

I've seen a couple of other 75's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2019, 16:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By grout20
I must have been one of the lucky ones and got in...

I must have been one of the lucky ones and got in before they started cancelling the £15 option......ordered 2 o'clock yesterday and it was delivered an hour ago. :}

Unit looks good. I was hoping...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By grout20
Use the discount code in Ceedys post, and tick...

Use the discount code in Ceedys post, and tick the free delivery box, not the default standard delivery.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:38
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By grout20
Yep .... I ordered one as well. Thanks for the...

Yep .... I ordered one as well. Thanks for the tip :bowdown:

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2019, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By grout20
Hi Terry I had the same problem and used the...

Hi Terry
I had the same problem and used the BMW cruise control motor, like you. It was fiddly getting the cable/nipple inserted into the cog ... has yours seated properly?

I didn't need T4 ......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 22:52
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By grout20
Go for it! .... the roads in France are in...

Go for it! .... the roads in France are in general very good compared to UK and your 75 will waft along lovely!

For info .... we drove back through France last month and I'd put a yellow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 20:48
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By grout20
Hi Cliff Ah haaah! I've just seen this...

Hi Cliff

Ah haaah! I've just seen this thread after posting on "the Frimley" thread.

Mystery solved then Cliff.

We can compare under bonnets when we next meet up! :D

c ya
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 17th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 44
Views: 2,615
Posted By grout20
Yes, a great meet, good food, and thanks again...

Yes, a great meet, good food, and thanks again Peter for arranging.

For those who are wondering .... the things on my car that Cliff spotted that he doesn't have on his....

1. A grubby...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 16th March 2019, 10:32
Replies: 44
Views: 2,615
Posted By grout20
Hi Peter, all I can't make the National next...

Hi Peter, all

I can't make the National next week and I missed the last Ugly Duckling meet, so I (hope to) get to my first Frimley brekkie tomorrow! :}

I've a couple of oil filters for the 1.8...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2019, 11:54
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Magic carpet installation....

Took my Unions off and replaced with a set of Crowns.

Not everyones favourite wheels but I like 'em! :D

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2019, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By grout20
Hi John Thanks for the tip. Glad you are...

Hi John

Thanks for the tip. Glad you are back on the road!

C ya

T'other John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 17:44
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By grout20
Ok, thanks for the confirmation :bowdown: ...

Ok, thanks for the confirmation :bowdown:

So.... if anyone needs a couple of replacement Door Card clips .... let me know! :D:D

Cheers

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 17:34
Replies: 32
Views: 3,178
Posted By grout20
Phew. Glad to hear you are "ok". Look...

Phew. Glad to hear you are "ok".

Look after yourself ...it can take a few days before other aches and pains start coming out.

All the best

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 23:23
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By grout20
Glad you are sorted Terry. Out of...

Glad you are sorted Terry.

Out of interest, when your Rimmers ones arrive can you confirm if they are the same as in my photo. As I said, I think mine were supplied primarily as Door Card...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 23:15
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By grout20
Hi TC Yes, just to confirm to anyone...

Hi TC

Yes, just to confirm to anyone reading, that picture indeed shows the seal the "right way up".

I think I noted that from an old thread on the Fuel Filter side (I think it was one of yours...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 20:44
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By grout20
Hi again Terry, As promised .... a picture...

Hi again Terry,

As promised .... a picture of the type of clip I can send you.

Just let me know if you want.

Cheers f'now

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By grout20
Fuel Pump Seal .... glad I checked!

Hi all,

I had recently convinced myself I could smell petrol around the rear drivers side .. more pronounced after filling up but often just after using the car.

You may have already seen...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2019, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By grout20
Hi I've got some spares .... PM me your...

Hi

I've got some spares .... PM me your address and I'll pop (how many?) in the post if you want them.

I'll post a pic when I get a chance fyi... they may be door card types but I've used them...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2019, 12:42
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By grout20
Flippin 'eck.... Bit of a shock. By...

Flippin 'eck.... Bit of a shock.

By coincidence, I had Fat of the Land CD blasting in the car over the weekend. Classic tracks.

RIP Keith

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 11:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By grout20
Hi Andy Is it worth keeping one of them and...

Hi Andy

Is it worth keeping one of them and use the monies from the other two to get it back on the road?

I'm sure you've already thought of this option but thought I'd ask :shrug:

I'll...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 12:56
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By grout20
Hi again Arnaud, hope all good with you. ...

Hi again Arnaud, hope all good with you.

Pity we didn't have chance to meet up when I was down in your area.

I'll let you know when I'm next passing.....might be able to save you a bit of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 10:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By grout20
Thanks for that link, Bob. Really useful. ...

Thanks for that link, Bob. Really useful.

It looks like my 75 is in the affected VIN range so, as I saw they are reduced to £15.00 a pair at the mo at Rimmers I thought "love a good offer, I'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2019, 20:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By grout20
Kkh101385

Hi Steve,

The new one I fitted had part number KKH101385 on the packaging which is the same number as quoted on Rimmers (although NLA on there, so use KKH101383 instead) and is also on DMGRS web...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2019, 09:07
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
Replaced lower engine mount but had to lever the...

Replaced lower engine mount but had to lever the engine down a fair bit to allow one of the bolts to get past the sensor attached to the exhaust.

Details and pics in a separate Thread if anyone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By grout20
Sorted!

Hi again

Answering my own question .... I levered the engine downwards to make room above the sensor to wiggle the bolt out.

In case it can help anyone else, attached picture shows the crowbar...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 14:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By grout20
Up or down?

Hi again

As expected that bolt EXACTLY lines up with the sensor so I can't slide it out to remove the mount! :duh:

Picture attached

The whole engine/exhaust can pivot (a little bit) up and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2019, 21:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By grout20
Ok, thanks for that. I thought (briefly!)...

Ok, thanks for that.

I thought (briefly!) about removing the sensor but it looks like it's been there since 2001 and I'd hate to disturb it!

:D:D

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2019, 21:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By grout20
KV6 Lower Engine Mount removal query.. SORTED

Evening all,

Crawling underneath the car changing oil and filter the other day, I thought I'd remove the lower engine mount to check it and replace if required. As you do ...

Heat shield off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 11:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By grout20
Thanks for all the comments and info on this. ...

Thanks for all the comments and info on this.

Seems like the (pre-facelift) 75 at 0.29 is pretty aerodynamic in comparison to some. Well done RichardW !

I wonder if the change of styling for...
Forum: Social Forum 13th February 2019, 07:30
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By grout20
The film is very good. The Live Aid performance...

The film is very good. The Live Aid performance is cleverly done.

Enjoy

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 21:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By grout20
Woah ! Now that is gorgeous! :drool4: ...

Woah ! Now that is gorgeous! :drool4:

The coupe I saw today was a fairly dark green (not BRG) but not a colour I have seen before.

Drag coefficients are not at all important when it comes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 19:56
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By grout20
Thanks TC ...... 0.29 sounds pretty efficient! ...

Thanks TC ...... 0.29 sounds pretty efficient! ..... oh,and Happy Birthday! :}

Thanks Pete .... yes I remember Richard Woolley saying it remained true to his original design work.

Attached a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2019, 11:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By grout20
Drag coefficient...?

Hi all

The car has been sitting outside for a few weeks so was pleased to take it out for a drive in the sun this morning :D

I watched an absolutely beauuuuutiful E Type :drool4: going the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2019, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By grout20
V E R R R Y nice! John

V E R R R Y nice!

John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 16:37
Replies: 87
Views: 6,137
Posted By grout20
Sounds good .... really appreciate the advice.....

Sounds good .... really appreciate the advice.. :bowdown:

I think I'll start Plus-Gassing my nipples in anticipation of some warmer months to come.

Not sure if that sentence will get past the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2019, 12:55
Replies: 87
Views: 6,137
Posted By grout20
Thanks Brian. Have never done the "gravity...

Thanks Brian.

Have never done the "gravity feed" method. Presumably just keep an eye and top up the master cylinder as the fluid disappears ... I guess it's a slow process?

Will it also drain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2019, 17:06
Replies: 87
Views: 6,137
Posted By grout20
Hi all, I've been following this thread with...

Hi all,

I've been following this thread with interest.

Bleeding the brakes on my previous "hobby" cars - Triumph Spitfire, Vitesse, GT6, Cortina 1600E and Rover Montego has been...
Forum: Social Forum 21st January 2019, 07:29
Replies: 78
Views: 4,702
Posted By grout20
Hello Trevor So sorry to read your news. ...

Hello Trevor

So sorry to read your news.

Our thoughts and prayers for you both.

John
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2019, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By grout20
Same thing on mine last year. The TC motor...

Same thing on mine last year. The TC motor (attached to the bulkhead inside the engine bay, near the Vis motor in my V6) had seized up.
Bought a second hand replacement from a BMW off eBay which...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2019, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By grout20
Yep .... it's great fun! Watched it for the...

Yep .... it's great fun!
Watched it for the umpteenth time over Christmas!
Alan Rickman plays a great part in it
:icon_lol:
John
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2018, 16:31
Replies: 35
Views: 2,841
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve, The eBay gasket certainly looks...

Hi Steve,

The eBay gasket certainly looks the same shape. The only difference (I think) I can see is that it looks like a cork gasket whereas the one I have from JP Autos is a denser card like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2018, 21:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,841
Posted By grout20
Hi Steve I bought the Solenoid from USA...

Hi Steve

I bought the Solenoid from USA Industries via eBay.

The Item Number was 321231703588 and the listing was for
JF506E Jatco Transmission 2-4 Brake Duty Pressure Solenoid N283 (99314)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st December 2018, 10:12
Replies: 35
Views: 2,841
Posted By grout20
Already got one!

Hi again Steve

I bought one of these a month or so ago from the US, purely as a "just in case" purchase.

Quick delivery and (at the time) less than half the price than here .... although I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2018, 14:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,844
Posted By grout20
Result! The car / Serpents look absolutely...

Result!

The car / Serpents look absolutely great Steve.

Have fun under the bonnet!

Cheers

John
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 10th December 2018, 09:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By grout20
Great to catch up with you all. Good grub, good...

Great to catch up with you all. Good grub, good company as always.

Unfortunately I'm not going to be around for the Jan and Feb dates so will see you later next year.

Have a great Christmas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 19:52
Replies: 45
Views: 4,070
Posted By grout20
I also saw them on a Mini yesterday evening........

I also saw them on a Mini yesterday evening..... not noticed them before.

Looked pretty cool.... ! :cool2:

They also showed when just on sidelights on the one I saw.

Designed in Germany?!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 10:27
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By grout20
Hi Paul I used the same oil after it being...

Hi Paul

I used the same oil after it being mentioned on an earlier thread.... I think it was Simon (SD1)

However, I ordered it from the Smith & Allen web site rather than eBay as I researched...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th December 2018, 09:17
Replies: 12,402
Views: 894,158
Posted By grout20
I put the instrument cluster back in after Rick...

I put the instrument cluster back in after Rick installed a new screen for me.

No more lines. Lovely!

Happy Roving, Happy Christmas all !

John
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