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#271 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:35 AM

Could a screwdriver in the engine belts be the new 20p in handbrake?

 

Glad you found out the cause.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

I think it deserves to be!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

Well spotted! Bet that made a terrible sound.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:36 AM

Meh - wish I hadn't seen this thread now..

 

the want for a 75 Tourer is now strong....


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:54 AM

They do drive very nicely indeed and the Connoisseur SE has lots of toys. Just check for the 'famous' 75 issues, most owners on here including me have experienced them at one point or another.

Plenty on Gumtree and Ebay, just watch for ones priced at say £800 that are no better than one at £400.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:59 AM

They do drive very nicely indeed and the Connoisseur SE has lots of toys. Just check for the 'famous' 75 issues, most owners on here including me have experienced them at one point or another.

Plenty on Gumtree and Ebay, just watch for ones priced at say £800 that are no better than one at £400.

Thanks for the info.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

Key issues to watch out for on all 75s are:

 

clutch

rear boot seals

blocked plenums leading to fucked ECU

ABS lights all over the place

on 2 and 2.5 litre petrols check the belts have been done - very costly (£450+)#

iffy handbrakes

 

Loads of really useful info here : 

http://www.the75andz...ead.php?t=75282 (assuming Chrome lets you in - just got a warning message about it not being secure)


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

Key issues to watch out for on all 75s are:

 

clutch

rear boot seals

blocked plenums leading to fucked ECU

ABS lights all over the place

on 2 and 2.5 litre petrols check the belts have been done - very costly (£450+)#

iffy handbrakes

 

Loads of really useful info here : 

http://www.the75andz...ead.php?t=75282 (assuming Chrome lets you in - just got a warning message about it not being secure)

Ahhhh nice one.

 

I'd rather go for the 2.0 Diesel, because long trips up north and Holidays etc. The 75 just fits the bill really, I can get 3 car seats in, if its the Tourer then even better as I can use it for work related shite. Tax and insurance is cheap (I have checked). Cheaper than the Jag anyway, not that the Jag is particularly expensive but it will be when my work ends end of June. 

Id rather an Auto but dont mind manual, mainly Auto for no clutch changes but autos can be more expensive to replace when they go wrong I guess. 

 

Keeping my eyes open for Swaps.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

Rear suspension arms as well. Door actuators are another. Rear jacking points go a bit bubbly too.

Still love mine. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Rear suspension arms as well. Door actuators are another. Rear jacking points go a bit bubbly too.

Still love mine. 

Im hoping I can find a nice one, to swap for a nice Jaaaaagggggggggggggggggggg


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

Radiator fans are another thing. Mine does not fan but diesels run pretty cool anyway.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM

Radiator fans are another thing. Mine does not fan but diesels run pretty cool anyway.

Yeah I think the Derv does run cooler. Though, I wonder how a diesel would fare up in an MOT with the new regulations. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Yeah I think the Derv does run cooler. Though, I wonder how a diesel would fare up in an MOT with the new regulations. 

I don't think it will make much of a difference. If its smoking a bit normally its caused by a blocked pcv filter, Just had mine changed as i was getting a bit smokey.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

Mine has had a recent PCV change and it burns really clean.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

I don't think it will make much of a difference. If its smoking a bit normally its caused by a blocked pcv filter, Just had mine changed as i was getting a bit smokey.

Handy to know.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

Car Mechanics did a number of features on them years ago about sorting out the various problems, I'll have to root the copies out the loft.

Used to use a 75 Diesel at work years ago, I found the first gear was very short. Went alright but it wallowed like an old bed. Quickly went back to using Passats for motorway work.

I'd still have one now though.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

Car Mechanics did a number of features on them years ago about sorting out the various problems, I'll have to root the copies out the loft.

Used to use a 75 Diesel at work years ago, I found the first gear was very short. Went alright but it wallowed like an old bed. Quickly went back to using Passats for motorway work.

I'd still have one now though.

I'd have one but no one wants to swap one for the Jaaaaagggggg, poor thing is sad in the corner like an unwanted kitten.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:32 PM

If my 75 was all sorted and I had then got a couple of years motoring out of that expenditure then I would have considered it but as it stands I want to see it through the long game. I admired Dome's S Type and as it was compared design-wise to the 75 back in '99, I may try one some day.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

If my 75 was all sorted and I had then got a couple of years motoring out of that expenditure then I would have considered it but as it stands I want to see it through the long game. I admired Dome's S Type and as it was compared design-wise to the 75 back in '99, I may try one some day.

Great bit in this months Practical Classics. 75 v Jaaaaaaaag S type. Primrose Yellow 75 as well  :-P


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

Great bit in this months Practical Classics. 75 v Jaaaaaaaag S type. Primrose Yellow 75 as well  :-P

I think there's a couple of vids on youtube ... Jaggggg vs 75. Men & Motors I believe.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Pressed that button, 42 mpg!

The fuel guage has a mind of its ownb its was 1/3 this morning and when I started it tonight the light was on. However 20 quid put it back to 3/4! Thankfully it also has a range comouter so I will rely on that.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:02 PM

Pressed that button, 42 mpg!

The fuel guage has a mind of its ownb its was 1/3 this morning and when I started it tonight the light was on. However 20 quid put it back to 3/4! Thankfully it also has a range comouter so I will rely on that.

The guage does that, but that tends to be even more accurate than the computer.

I managed to make it to work (about 20 miles) despite apparently having 0 miles of range, and still had 4 litres left in the tank when I filled it up on the way back.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

Cheers :)

My previous car had a fuel guage that read 5500rpm so I just filled up at 350 miles. Will likely do something similar with this.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

Still don't like 75s...

... that said if anyone's interested we've got a 2.0CDTi Club Tourer at work which belongs to my ex-gaffer, same colour as Iain's saloon which is available; BL52 LGX is the rego. I can put interested parties in touch.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

I checked the droplinks and as expected theres a bit play in the o/s one.

I may also have *just* found what the racket was.

I wondered where that had got to...
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

Lol ill bring it to the Rowan Tree at the end of the month for you!

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:42 AM

Free screwdriver!!!

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

There is another as well but its a bit wonky.




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