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You done the lower engine mount? Example below different ones for different engines 

 

 

 

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No, just the hydramount, as it was leaking. The upper mount looked visibly okay (had to remove it to fit hydramount).

The lower mount is presumably easy to do as engine held in place by upper mounts? If it's straightforward for twenty quid might as well give it a go.

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Well the 75 has been added to the list of cars in the fleet suffering from water ingress (which is most of them at the moment - only the 107 seems to be 100% watertight).  I went in the boot earlier and noticed that the headlining was literally dripping wet.  I'd noticed dampness in the boot before but assumed it was coming in through the tail light or one of the tailgate seals, but given the state of the headlining I can only conclude that it's coming in round the GPS antenna on the roof.  Which I imagine is going to be a right twat to sort.  Still, that explains why the car has been steaming up so badly the last few weeks.

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Did the lower engine mount today. Old one clearly past its best.

Pretty straightforward job, especially as I already had the undertray off. Jack up, remove two bolts, weren't too tight. Only issue was one bolt fouled the exhaust manifold which required a bit of jiggery pokery, jacking the engine up from the sump until I found just enough clearance.  

Out driving and it is much, much improved. There is still a mild clunk at points particularly changing up at about 25mph.  Dunno if it might be the third mount I haven't changed...

 

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Frustratingly still getting a bit of clunking, not much when going into drive or reverse anymore but at certain speeds and much more violently if I drive quickly.   Could it be the third mount I haven't changed, though it looks visibly fine? Something else? Perhaps I didn't get the lower mlunt tight enough no space to use torque wrench on rear bolt

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Came out yesterday to a dead battery…. Apparently the rather ancient Satnav gubbins mounted in the boot can use battery drain. Has been disconnected and removed. Obviously the weight saved will improve Mpgees by a vast amount…

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On 12/22/2022 at 1:22 PM, Mally said:

Having being lured away by a sexy 9-3 Cabriolet, I sold my 75 tourer 3 years ago for £300 ish,

It's still MOT'd, but SORN and I know not where.

After the Saab, I am now the proud* owner of a Streetka, which is a fine machine, but has a useless carrying capacity.

My Granddaughter will soon be racing and we need another tow vehicle. Need's to be a 2.0 diesel. I'm in no rush, March will do.

It seems the cheapest 75's are from the club. I'm still listed there, but  will have to renew my subscription to reply to ads, I think.

I'm at the cheaper end of the market, scruffy, or in need of a little repair is fine, but must drive, or be very close to OL15.

It will be kept in the manor it's accustomed  to, either way.  

Anything turns up give me a shout please. 

 

Quoting myself is nothing new. I talk to myself all the time.

Now what was it I wanted? Scruffy, cheaper end of the market, auto, towbar.

At 3am this morning I bought this, unseen. Which corresponds to exactly none of my above requirements.

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Rover 75 and zt club £900,  paid the man and drove it home. Exactly like my last one but newer and maybe a little better, only time will tell.

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1 hour ago, Mally said:

Quoting myself is nothing new. I talk to myself all the time.

Now what was it I wanted? Scruffy, cheaper end of the market, auto, towbar.

At 3am this morning I bought this, unseen. Which corresponds to exactly non of my above requirements.

IMG_0795.jpg.45a9167e11f6a4376d119994dbc09306.jpg

Rover 75 and zt club £900,  paid the man and drove it home. Exactly like my last one but newer and maybe a little better, only time will tell.

What mill and box does it have in it then?

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3 hours ago, Mally said:

Quoting myself is nothing new. I talk to myself all the time.

Now what was it I wanted? Scruffy, cheaper end of the market, auto, towbar.

At 3am this morning I bought this, unseen. Which corresponds to exactly none of my above requirements.

IMG_0795.jpg.45a9167e11f6a4376d119994dbc09306.jpg

Rover 75 and zt club £900,  paid the man and drove it home. Exactly like my last one but newer and maybe a little better, only time will tell.

Looks OK. Had a trip out in the MG today, effortless as usual. Must check their site more regularly.

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I used the windscreen washers today as the roads were filthy and my wipers wouldn't turn back off. I eventually managed to stop them by skooshing again.

75/ZT Facebook group naturally don't have a clue other than predictably asking if the plenum are dry, which they always have been.

They haven't done it since but I'll need to jeep an eye on it.

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I bought it for my son who came over to us for Christmas with his family from Brazil. It was cheaper to buy this, insure it and tax it than to rent a car for seven weeks. Now he has gone back I get to keep it. It makes good company for the Jaguar X type we bought to replace the last Rover 75 we had. 

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Mine has been suffering from a sticky brake light switch (among other ailments).  It used to only happen if it'd been stood for a long while but it's getting worse.  I might have to fork out for a shiny new one - I haven't looked yet to see how much of a twat they are to change.

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