Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Technical Help Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20th March 2017, 17:20   #1
djpeng
Newbie
 
djpeng's Avatar
 
Rover 75 Saloon

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Horsham
Posts: 18
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post Front Spring Type?

My cherished (05) 75 Contemporary CDTI has just suffered a broken offside front spring (fortunately it went a few hundred yards from home!!).

I need to find the correct spring type for my vehicle - on a previous post I read that the spring details can be found under the rear seat squab. I have looked under the squab and cannot locate any details - can anyone advise please.

Also as I now have an additional large tread groove inmy front tyre the mention in a previous post of a 'tyre protector' sounds sensible - how does this work and where does it fit?
djpeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th March 2017, 18:06   #2
75driver
Gets stuck in
 
75driver's Avatar
 
Rover 75 saloon, manual. Rover 75 Tourer, Auto.

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Newry
Posts: 828
Thanks: 236
Thanked 139 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by djpeng View Post

I have looked under the squab and cannot locate any details - can anyone advise please.?

Hi,
The sticker / label with the spring and damper information usually resides on the passenger side, underneath the soundproofing, under the rear seat. (Just in case you hadn't checked under the soundproofing).
Someone else will be along to give details on how to fit the Spring protectors, but I gather it is only 3 screws, and is very easy to fit.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2003 75T Connoisseur SE (For Comfort)
2006 75 Contemporary SE (Because I wanted to)
2009 E220 (For a change)
2008 Hilux (For Big & Heavy Things)
1976 W114 250 Manual (For Sundays)
75driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th March 2017, 18:36   #3
75driver
Gets stuck in
 
75driver's Avatar
 
Rover 75 saloon, manual. Rover 75 Tourer, Auto.

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Newry
Posts: 828
Thanks: 236
Thanked 139 Times in 134 Posts
Default Front Spring Type?

Ps, my 06 contemporary cdti saloon had "blue-green" springs.
http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/ItemImag...GRID001542.gif

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/MobileVi...ension--m-2984

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2003 75T Connoisseur SE (For Comfort)
2006 75 Contemporary SE (Because I wanted to)
2009 E220 (For a change)
2008 Hilux (For Big & Heavy Things)
1976 W114 250 Manual (For Sundays)

Last edited by 75driver; 20th March 2017 at 18:43..
75driver is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 75driver For This Useful Post:
Old 20th March 2017, 19:55   #4
oswestryalex
Avid contributor
 
Rover 75 1.8 saloon 2001 in blue , MG ZT 190+ 2003

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oswestry
Posts: 135
Thanks: 61
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Default

I am feeling as though I was fortunate as my MG ZT 190 is in for MOT and they found the lower support for one of the rear springs was very badly corroded, and would have broken and disintegrated at some point soon... now waiting for the part to be delivered (looks like a tennis racket apparently!) and once fitted, all might be well... but had it gone, I would be in the same situation myself. Definitely worth checking those on a car when buying.
oswestryalex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th March 2017, 21:28   #5
djpeng
Newbie
 
djpeng's Avatar
 
Rover 75 Saloon

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Horsham
Posts: 18
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Front Spring Type?

Thank you for the helpful replies - I have now located the spring codes.

The label looked totally blank at first view but on very close examination it was just possible to decipher the badly faded PM & JM (Green/Grey).

I also found the safety recall document online describing the installation of the tyre protector.

Replacement springs and tyre protector kit now ordered from Rimmer so all is well.
djpeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 16:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2006-2017, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd