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Old 4th August 2011, 00:15   #21
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Default CHAPTER 12-B -M47R 131 bhp

DIESEL M47R





(Top photo shows engine minus Fuel Burning Heater, Bottom photo shows heater installed beside battery tray to the right side of the engine)



Engine technical details 131 bhp model with MANUAL gearbox

• Engine Type: M47R, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC
• Displacement: 1951 cc
• Bore Stroke: n/a
• Compression: 18.0:1
• Max Power: 131bhp @ 3500rpm
• Torque: 300 Nm @ 1900rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph in 10.3 secs
• Top Speed: 120 mph
• Fuel (urban): 35.0mpg
• Fuel (extra urban): 63.6mpg
• Fuel (combined): 48.8mpg
• Emissions: 163 g/km

Engine technical details 131 bhp model with AUTOMATIC gearbox

• Engine Type: M47R, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC
• Displacement: 1951 cc
• Bore Stroke: n/a
• Compression: 18.0:1
• Max Power: 131bhp @ 3500rpm
• Torque: 300 Nm @ 1900rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph in 11.0 secs
• Top Speed: 118 mph
• Fuel (urban): 28.3mpg
• Fuel (extra urban): 54.7mpg
• Fuel (combined): 40.9mpg
• Emissions: 190g/km

It should be noted the towing weights are as follows for all diesel and gearbox variants (these include the trailer you are towing and load, and not the load seperate as many people discover!)

Manual

• Car kerb weight: 1485kg saloon / 1560kg tourer
• 85% kerb weight: 1262kg saloon / 1326kg tourer
• Max Ball Weight: 100kg
• Towing Weight: 1600kg
• Towing Weight, Unbraked: 750kg

Automatic

• Car kerb weight: 1520kg saloon / 1590kg tourer
• 85% kerb weight: 1292kg saloon / 1351kg tourer
• Max Ball Weight: 100kg
• Towing Weight: 1600kg
• Towing Weight, Unbraked: 750kg

As a side note, I dare say towing with the 131 would enjoy better MPG than the 115, so the x-power remap would almost certainly pay for itself in no time.
Engine oil - Diesel M47R engine

Use a 10W/40 or 15W/40 oil meeting both ACEA A3 and ACEA B3:96 specifications, and having a viscosity band recommended for the temperature range of your locality.
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Default CHAPTER 13 - Limo / Long Wheelbased Car engine info

LIMOS / LONG WHEELS BASE / VALDEN PLAS

It should be noted that the long wheel base cars (Refered to as LWB from now on) used the 2.5 177 V6 and the 2.0 131 bhp diesel engine unit. Because of the additional weight, they have slightly different figures and I have included them below seperate. These again where sourced from various second hand car books and websites giving what the manufacture claimed.

Diesel LWB engines

Engine details 131 bhp model with MANUAL gearbox

• Engine Type: M47R, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC
• Displacement: 1951 cc
• Bore Stroke: n/a
• Compression: 18.0:1
• Max Power: 131bhp @ 3500rpm
• Torque: 300 Nm @ 1900rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph in 10.9 secs
• Top Speed: 120 mph
• Fuel (urban): 31.6mpg
• Fuel (extra urban): 61.1mpg
• Fuel (combined): 46.1mpg
• Emissions: 163 g/km

• Car kerb weight: 1560kg
• 85% kerb weight: 1326kg
• Max Ball Weight: 100kg
• Towing Weight: 1600kg
• Towing Weight, Unbraked: 750kg

Engine details 131 bhp model with AUTOMATIC gearbox

• Engine Type: M47R, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC
• Displacement: 1951 cc
• Bore Stroke: n/a
• Compression: 18.0:1
• Max Power: 131bhp @ 3500rpm
• Torque: 300 Nm @ 1900rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph in 11.0 secs
• Top Speed: 118 mph
• Fuel (urban): 27.3mpg
• Fuel (extra urban): 52.7mpg
• Fuel (combined): 38.9mpg
• Emissions: 190g/km

• Car kerb weight: 1590kg
• 85% kerb weight: 1351kg
• Max Ball Weight: 100kg
• Towing Weight: 1600kg
• Towing Weight, Unbraked: 750kg

PETROL LWB engines

2.5 180 V6 with AUTOMATIC gearbox

• Engine Type: KV6, 6 cylinder, 24 valve, DOHC
• Displacement: 2497 cc
• Bore Stroke: n/a
• Compression: 10.5:1
• Max Power: 177bhp @ 6500 rpm
• Torque: 240Nm @ 4000rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph in 11.0 secs
• Top Speed: 128 mph
• Fuel (urban): 15.9mpg
• Fuel (extra urban): 33.7mpg
• Fuel (combined): 24.9mpg
• Emissions: 249g/km

• Car kerb weight: 1570kg
• 85% kerb weight: 1334kg
• Max Ball Weight: 100kg
• Towing Weight: 1600kg
• Towing Weight, Unbraked: 750kg
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Default CHAPTER 14 - Transmissions

TRANSMISSION VARIANTS

Transmissions on all front wheel drive models (all bar V8 models) were either the Getrag 283 5-speed manual, supplied from the company's new facility in Bari, Italy, or the JATCO 5-speed automatic unit - one of the first transverse engine deployments made with this feature.

Add clutch prices for range. Flywheel info

Automatic gear box notes

ECU's / Faulty fuse

Most gearbox ECU faults can be cleared by taking fuse 4 out of the engine fusebox, and leaving the gearbox disconnected for a few hours, then reinserting the fuse. This will revert the ECU back to default settings and often cures silly problems.

The ECU in the front passenger footwell, and sometimes this can die for age, wear or water damage if you are unfortunate. Easy to replace, but possibly expensive depending on your source.

Additionally there are numerous sensors, both outside and inside the gearbox itself, any of which can cause the ECU to malfunction. My experience of the Auto box was the ECU will default to 4th gear for drive in a limp home mode.

All faults are logged in the ECU, so a proper garage can download the fault codes and find what has gone wrong. Again this will cost you maybe £30 on computer diagnostics machine.

"Petrol smell" after test drive

This usually means very bad news. You check the car with no signs of a fuel leak then, I would suggest you will most likely find there was some gearbox fluid on top of the box which looks like it has been dripping onto the exhaust system.

What happens is the torque converter cracks and the fliuid leaks into the reverse gear so the car just sits there and refuses to move eventually.

A torque converter new is huge money (circa £1500) and because of this the auto boxes command good value in scrap yards and so on as if the torque converter dies completely it will usually scrap the box. Something to be very wary off when purchasing an automatic car.

This is not a "common fault" as such, but as the cars get older is becoming more and more frequent, especially on neglected cars with poor service history.

Gearbox selector failure

There is a cable link from the gear selector to the gearbox, should you be unable to select any gears this may be disturbed and is not a expensive fix.

Additionally, more common, the inhibitor switch on top of the gearbox, which tells the ECU what gear has been selcted. This is a muliti position switch, with contacts which may be dirty or broken. This is also fed from a fuse in the glovebox area which may have gone and should be checked first before any further investigations.

Jumping out of gear

Typicially suffers in 3rd changing to 4th gear and then pops back to 3rd gear. Low fluid level (needs checking when hot and with engine running) are again a common fault for this or if the car has been standing unused for a while.

EG, on a dealer's forecourt, and the valves get a bit sticky. Likely to be cured by some hard driving, up and down the box with good use of kickdown.

Servicing - very important

MGR service shedules indicate autobox transmission oils should be changed every 4yrs/60K miles. The box is a "sealed for life unit" and this can create its own unique costs. Should someone service the gearbox NEVER have the car idling whilst changing the gearbox oil.

The one and ONLY fluid for the Jatco box is Texaco N402/ATF402. Part No. VYK00040 from Xpart or LNR402 from Land Rover. Xpart price is £20.70 / 5 Litre (+VAT) and the change will require about 4.5 litres. It is impossible to drain all 6-6.5 litres due to the nature of the unit and design.

Manual gearbox notes

MG ZT 190 gearbox

It should be noted that final gearing (eg manual 5th gear) in the MG ZT 190 is different to the rest of the range to allow for a higher top speed, thus the gear box is unique to them and commands a premium in the second hand market compared to the other V6 gearboxes.

Topping up fluids

The clutch system is "sealed for life" a part of the BMW design the car, however its an an extremely awkward place, up behind the dash above the clutch pedal. The brake fluid reservoir is also there.

Often this has caused premature failure of clutches due to wear on the plate for it not being fully engaged or disengaged when changing gear.

You can actually bleed the system following this advice. http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...leeding+clutch

Clutch and Flywheel replacement

This is where it gets scary again (but nothing compared to the price of a ten year old VW golf diesel for example!) and often why the cars are scrapped. Should you be changing your clutch on a high mile car (90,000 miles and onwards is the average failure rate, but this depends on the cars life, I had 130kout of my first clutch on my first ZT V6), then changing your dual mass flywheel is advised to save you future costs.

The dual mass flywheel was fitted to our cars to prevent engine vibration (so say modern car designers) and there isnt a single mass conversion for our cars like other manufactures sadly which would reduce costs significantly.

A complete kit for the cars costs roughly below as a complete kit (including slave cylinder and master cylinder), plus six hours of labour from a decent mechanic.

1.8 Petrol / 1.8 Turbo Petrol / 2.0 v6 Petrol / 2.5 v6 Petrol / 2.0 Diesel- £250 ish for a complete clutch kit, and usually £300 ish for the flywheel.

Note there are three clutch types, one for the 1.8 none turbo, one for the 2.0 diesel, and another that covers the entire V6 range.
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Default CHAPTER 15 - Project Drive

2/7/2011 - Section finished

"PROJECT DRIVE"

As someone who may purchase a 75 and or ZT then this section for cars built after Rover became MG-Rover is essential reading, especially the younger the car. Note that Rover 75 cars older than January 2001 are the only ones not affected by this money saving scheme. Ever single MG ZT (all of them) and Rover 75 after Jan 2001 was effected.

The easiest way to spot if your car is effected is by the VIN plate on the car.

If your plate was like this then your car is Rover Group pre-project drive...



If it is like this then its a MG Rover car and most likely suffered cost cutting....



A short history...

Project drive was a massive cost cutting and standardizing program began by MG Rover, after it was bought by the Phoenix four. MG Rover as a company was formed when BMW sold the car-making and engine manufacturing assets of the original Rover Group to the Phoenix Consortium in 2000.

MG Rover was formed from the parts of the former Rover Group volume car production business which BMW sold off in 2000 due to constant losses and a declining market share. BMW had acquired the Rover Group from British Aerospace in 1994 and had since sold the Land Rover business to Ford, and split-off the MINI business as a new BMW subsidiary based in Cowley.

MG Rover took control of the remainder of the former Rover Group volume car business, which was consolidated at the Longbridge plant.

When BMW sold off its interests, MG Rover was bought for a nominal £10 in May 2000 by a specially-assembled group of businessmen known as the Phoenix Consortium. The consortium was headed by ex-Rover Chief Executive John Towers.

When Phoenix Consortium took over, their first loss for the last eight months of 2000 were reported to be around £400m. By 2004, the company had reduced the losses to around £80m but never made a profit.

MG Rover's best year for car sales was their first full year of business, in 2001 — when they sold over 170,000 cars. In the year of 2004, their sales had declined to around 120,000.

The company eventually ceased trading on 8 April 2005, with debts of over £1.4 billion.

A brief overview and key points

Some say the quality was reduced, some say it actually improved it in the later facelift/mk2 models, individual owners all have their opinions on project drive.

Simple things like in saloon, the rear light bulb access panel was removed and the carpet was not cut, the wing mirrors of the cars where changed to match the 25/45 and cigarette lighters where changed.


Much more noticeable where things like in Rover 75's the rear wood dash was replaced with a cheaper plastic dash, or the fuel burning heater was removed and no longer standard in diesel cars.

Its whenever things like the 1.8 and 2.0 petrol Rover 75's where then sold WITHOUT an antiroll bar at the rear or the rear brakes where changed from vented to solid and so on, thats when the quality and general feel of these cars began to drop slightly.

Now many of these are very simple retro fits, and adding project drive features to your car is a very popular past time in the club, so feel free to ask any questions!!

However when purchasing a car after January 2001, look up when it was built and registered, you may find yourself better off buying a car a month or two newer should you be wanting specific options as standard.

Project Drive in pictures

Paul aka "Reebs" has produced a hugely detailed and expanded list for the cars,which makes for really essential reading of the first post which contains ad overview of everything to concern your self with, the rest of the thread is comments and discussion.

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...=project+drive
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Default CHAPTER 16 - Interior Specifications

6/1/2011 - Section finished

INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS



Both the 75 and ZT are an extremely comfortable place to be! The retro styling and comfortable seating arrangements make each journey to the shops or a trip across europe equally enjoyable.



The Rover 75 has a typically wood style range, ranging from real wood, to fake laminated plastic effect wood whilst the ZT has a more sports car feel with painted effects and semi bucket style seats.


The semi bucket seats where also found on the Rover 75 Contemporary SE in full black leather on the mk2 / facelift cars.


It is not uncommon for owners to swop them over to mix and match specifications or to upgrade them.

Rear leg room in these cars is often critised heavily, and again, was no doubt part of BMW's plan to ensure the 75/ZT didnt effect 3 series sales at the time.



The car is perfectly comfortable for 4 adults on long journeys, however 3 adults in the rear is not especially comfortable due to the large transmission tunnel that comes the length of the car and makes feet placing of the middle passenger slightly uncomfortable. It should be noted however that 3 children in the rear is NOT a problem thus making the 75 and ZT a perfect family car.

The interior never changed in the car whenever the cars where facelifted (eg the mk2 cars), so all cars feel and look the same on the inside, however the specification and materials vary greatly across the range. Only small difference in the mk2 Rover 75's was on the steering wheel airbag, which was changed from a badge shaped in the traditional rover shape badge, to a circular one similar to the ZT. this is show below.


Classic, Club and Connoisseur are the typical ranges. Each range also has a S.E. version, which stands for Special Equipment which usually ment optional extras such as Xenons or Sunroof or a Personal Line interior, which consisted of different colours not offered as standard due to expense.

Unfortunatly is is very difficult to pin down the specific equipment across the range due to the variety of customers orders and orders, and many owners have discovered their cars do not match the spec that the car spec name on their log book shows.

A general guide of Rover 75 optional extras are as follows that where not always dependant on car spec level and year of manufacture. This guide has been gathered up based on AVERAGE information.

Check below for EVERY detail regarding parts and fit of what Club, Classic and Connoisseur relate to, or ZT and ZT+ and ZT SE. Again all credit to "Reebs" for gathering this information together.

This is the guide for the Rover 75 - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...ad.php?t=22249

This is the guide for the MG ZT - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...170#post527170

The above should explain in detail everything about the cars, but remember they are a guide and are not 100% guaranteed!

These following optional extras could be added when purchasing the car new also, and its not unusualy to find them fitted to a lower spec car.

Cruise Control
Traction Control
Electric Sunroof
Sat Nav (Hi-line inc TV & Low-line)
Dipping Rear View Mirror
Parking Aid
Powerwash Headlights
Hi-line Instrumentation (Message Centre Display)
Symphony Radio/cassette Upgrade inc 6 CD Changer
Harmon Kardon Speaker Upgrade inc Subwoofer

Dash board, there are two variants of the dash clocks, commonly refered to ask the I.P.K. pack. The top of the range is a digital display showing faults, MPG, average speed and such.

The basic IPK shows faults, lights and switches etc. Below is the basic I.P.K. pack, spotting the digital dash I.P.K in cars is very easy as it does not look like this and also on the light switch gear on the left is a button with a small picture of a computer on it.




Interior materials.

There has been a VAST selection of materials available for both the 75 and the ZT regarding specification of interior colours and materials. You could even order "personal line" interiors which are very rare indeed and command a premium in the second hand market.



Both cars where available with such a range that it would be impossible to describe them all, however a club member "Reebs" has pretty much managed to gather up the entire list of colours for both cars and has added the information.


Please click this link below to visit the hugely detailed thread rather than myself repeat it here and also it gives credit to "Reebs" for doing such a good job to begin with!

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...ad.php?t=37734
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Default CHAPTER 17 - Insurance / Groups

6/1/2011 - Section finished

INSURANCE GROUPINGS


Both the 75 and ZT have a large gap in insurance ratings. In January 2010 the insurance companies switched from the traditional 20 groupings of insurance to a more modern 50 groupings of insurance.

Below is the website and complete and updated listing for the Rover 75 and 75-T covering all variants and specifications directly from Thatchum UK who approve the ratings for the BSA standards all insurance companies follow.

http://www.thatcham.org/abigrouprati...x.jsp?page=343

You can search either Rover 75 or MG ZT using that service and you will find EXACTLY the group, the old group and current group. It is very worth checking and comparing these before purchasing your car!

Making an insurance claim / Buying a write off

An interesting point to raise is how many cat C/D Rover 75's and MG ZT's there are.

Now Cat C/D write offs mean the car is too expensive to be put back on the road for repairs, however as many owners in the club have discovered something as small a smashed rear bumper only will have the insurance company writing the car off totally.

Case in point a car with a V8 premium grill. Because you can not buy the chrome surround part new, the insurance company might write the car off. For the sake of a £50 piece of fake chrome plastic!

So before you phone the insurance company for a small bump, it is well worth seing if you can source a second hand repair. However some insurance companies will work with you on this if you are persistant.

Points to remember when buying a write off are Cat A and B are scheduled for destruction and should never be on the roads again.

C - Repairable salvage. Generally applies to older vehicles. Can be sold for repair but must now have Vehicle Identification Inspection. If the cars repairs pass it will be issued a VIC pass certificate (which will be validated against the DVLA record) Recorded at DVLA & HPI.

D - Repairable salvage. Minimal damage sometimes stolen and found after claim has been paid, or cost of repair combined with difficulty obtaining new parts to enable a swift repair.Recorded with HPI.

It should be noted when a vehicle has passed the VIC, the result will be stored on computer by the DVLA (Or DVLA NI for Irish buyers). The person who took the vehicle for the VIC will be given a certificate to show that the vehicle has been through the identity check and has passed. A vehicle can be sold with a VIC pass certificate (the authenticity can be checked with VOSA on 0870 6060 440). The certificate is proof that the vehicle has passed, although should be checked before purchase.

The check is designed to confirm as far as possible the identity of the vehicle and check for signs of repaired accident damage. If VOSA cannot confirm the vehicle’s identity, it will fail the check. VOSA will also tell the police if the vehicle’s identity appears to have been altered in any way. This doesn't mean that you will automatically be in trouble with the police! It is part of the system for discouraging criminals from passing off stolen vehicles as repaired vehicles.

From 7 April 2003, the registration document of any vehicle that has passed a VIC will be marked to confirm that the vehicle has been accident damaged and / or substantially repaired. It will also confirm the date when VOSA checked it.

Again a simple HPI check will give you all the details http://www.HPIcheck.com and they stand over their work with an industry standard warrenty on cars that slip through their network which is very very few!

Dont be affraid of buying a Cat C or D. Several members have bought cars that where destroyed and repaired them to be perfectly safe and suitable cars when done correctly.

The best example of how easy it is to grab a salvage bargain is AlanF's diesel tourer. http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=67873

Should you be concerned about the repairs, ask the buyer for a for the car to be put throught a VOSA test station so it can undergo a VIC. Before taking your car to be checked, you will need to pay a fee in advance.

On receipt of the fee VOSA will book an appointment for you and tell you where and when you should take your car to be checked. You will also need to give certain information about your car to VOSA before the check takes place. This will allow them to confirm that the information you have given matches with their records.

If the owner of the repaired car is not willing to do this, walk away as simply, the car isnt repaired to standard.
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USEFUL COMPANIES AND WEBSITES



X-part - www.xpart.com - Official supplier of all MG and Rover parts worldwide, along with the official and warranted centres for servicing/repairs being done to the cars. These mechanics can be trusted to do any job correctly!!! XPart, PO Box 6524, Desford, Leicester, LE9 9ZL, 0870 242 4791

www.ukmgparts.com - We are the only major MG specialist who can satisfy all your MG needs for all MG models - from pre-war to MGF and MG Z range and have the distinction of being a XPart AutoService Centre. - Brown and Gammons, 18 High Street, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6AS, , 01462 490049

www.rimmerbros.co.uk - Rimmer Bros stock it, that simple, if they dont have it, it more than likely isnt available anymore with Austin parts, BLC, BL, Rover and mg-rover parts, they are the best source in the uk for official and replica parts.. Rimmer Bros, Triumph House, Sleaford Road, Lincoln, LN4 2NA, , 01522 568000

www.smc-cars.co.uk - SMC Cars are a loyal retailer to the Rover and MG brand are extremely helpful to those looking to purchase and maintain their cars. SMC Cars, 134 Bath Road, Slough, Berks, SL1 3XW, , 01753 574266

www.two-sixties.com - Two-Sixties Group, contact Tim Hayton or Chris Walker. The specialist owners club for the V8 engined cars with excellent advice and ability to source parts

www.dreadnoughtgarage.co.uk - The V8 tuning experts - Dreadnought, 01877 331099
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Default Chapter 19 - History of the 75 and ZT owners club

7/2/2011 - Section finished

About ''The 75 and zt club''

Firstly welcome to "the club" as we folks here like to call it. The club was started in 2006 by several members of another multicar rover and mg site, with the primary owners at the time being Pete and Chrisptopher.

The club can be accessed from www.the75andztclub.co.uk or www.75ztclub.com anywhere in the world!

With over 10,000 registered forum users and a good thousand supporting subscribing memebers, this is the largest club devoted to the 75 and ZT available on the net. We pay tribute to one of the finest examples of British automotive engineering ever to hit the executive market and sadly, also one which has taken a lot of stick over the years by those ignorant to its virtues!

The clubs aim is simple; to help owners and enthusiasts of this outstanding vehicle enjoy them, keep them on the road and meet fellow members to develop a strong community.

It has grown greatly since 2006 when the club was formed and continues to do so with the help of all its forum members. From peoples personel submissions of guides to group buys on items and solutions to problems that MG Rover should have sorted, this forum really is a swiss army knife for your 75 or ZT!

Club Subscription

The club forum is free to view, and all events welcome none subscribing club members at all times.

However by donating £10 a year to the club (which is referred to as subscribing) when you subscribe you will be able to send/receive more PMs, will get more upload space, can use a custom avatar and upload animated signatures along with receiving your membership pack.

Each members pack includes one club sticker, one club tax disc holder and your members card along with your personel information on it, which can be used for various discounts and at events for entry. Your name will also change from blue to red to show you the difference.


There are a variety of stickers depending on the region, such as several examples below.





Subscribing will also give you a discount on purchasing items in the club shop and many of the traders do discounts for club members. That £10 is put towards the running costs of the club, insurance overheads for events and also the maintance of the clubs project car "S 525 OVP"

Should you wish to subscribe, please click the link and follow the instructions. https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/payments.php

S 525 OVP - The clubs S reg car

S525 OVP is a pre-production 1.8 Classic, used by MG Rover for publicity work and later in its life was the security/ambulance for the factory. It's had something of a chequered life, featuring in television dramas when not pounding round the factory in support of the security teams as they try to keep less savoury characters out of the grounds. It's also undergone something of an identity crisis too, turning into a ZT when the Rover name faded away and Nanjing took over the rights to MG.


Recent months in 2008 saw the car suffer a seemingly terminal decline in health and it was parked in a standing area, almost resigned to eventually disappearing inside a crusher - until some gallant club members stepped in and asked if it could be saved. Their hard work and persistence paid off and MG very kindly offered the the car to the club for a nominal sum.

The forum for following updates and progress on the S reg car can be found here, and makes for some excellent reading!


Regions

As part of the clubs expansion last year, Regional Secretaries where voted in by subscribing club members. There are several across the UK and Ireland and all are responsible for organising events and meets for club members in their regions.

Click the link below to go to the overall events section and find a region which will have many active members in it for you to join at official and unofficial events.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...splay.php?f=15

Feel free to browse the over sea section also, which is made up of members from all over the world!

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...splay.php?f=16

Club Shop

The club shop is run by Jim , aka J1mbo. He's the clubs official supplier of members packs and such and will also help you order more stickers, club calenders, tax holders and grill badges (see picture below).

To order from the club shop, please view this thread and follow the instructions within it. As a subscribing club member you will qualify for a significant discount on all items!

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/inde...ge=clubshopnew


Who's who in the team

Christopher is the current only club director, after Pete has recently stepped down for personal reasons. Christopher works as a biomedical engineer by profession and at times is out of the country so it is not always easy to contact him.

Lead forum moderator is Reebs who can usually assist with 90% of questions and the other team members will be always able to assist you in any way you can.

Otherwise, moderators, regional secretaries and traders all have various coloured names.
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All images used within this guide where with expressed permission of the owners club along with any information they have submitted to the forum.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to use this guide, I will not object if you ask permission and give credit to those who worked hard towards it.

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Its done. Well the basics are completed now, bar the V8 section which will come shortly. Flip me, 9 months writing this buyers guide and I can barely believe it complete now.
































I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your cars as I do from my 190 ztt and diesel auto, and feel free to PM me at anytime!

Remember, the Rover 75 and MG ZT is not a bad car, this guide points out the worst faults and helps you prevent them!!!

I hope all the information inside is useful to everyone who wishes to buy a car in the future and please dont steal it, there amount of work I and many others have put into this is shown buy the content!
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