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    Hi Carnol, Welcome to the forum, I'm in...

    Hi Carnol,
    Welcome to the forum, I'm in Australia {New South Wales} driving {amongst a varied collection of old wrecks!} a 2005 ZR160 that I now know {thanks to this forum} is one of only 50 ever...
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    So my "one of fifty" is even rarer ;) Not much...

    So my "one of fifty" is even rarer ;)

    Not much progress yet on the window - wildly off-topic but yesterday I got an 'electric trailer brake' controller fitted to my 'Ute' {ahem that one doesn't...
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    Thanks EC, I'll go looking for someone with the...

    Thanks EC,
    I'll go looking for someone with the machinery.
    Generally you're right rust less of an issue overall here - at least "inland" however if a car's spent any time 'coastal' it can be a...
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    Thanks EC yes I have the basic 'Matrix' style...

    Thanks EC
    yes I have the basic 'Matrix' style seat coverings (black and grey chequer pattern) with vinyl side bolsters, also passenger airbag which I think you're correct to say must be an 'ADR'...
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    Thanks EC, yes over the years I have seen one or...

    Thanks EC,
    yes over the years I have seen one or two "full track prepared" ZRs come up for sale here. Probably generally the case that cars survive better in Aus than UK - I lived in UK for many...
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    Miscellaneous Extras

    Well not entirely sure where this one fits - but hey the {possibly only} advantage of the site being, well if not actually 'dead' then maybe semi-comatose is that with a little effort I should be...
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    New (to me) Alloys

    bought a secondhand set of alloys (all sorts of issues getting them delivered interstate but thats by the way). Foolishly I believed one of those internet wheel-size library thingys {yes, yes I know...
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    Been doing a bit of online research Re: manual...

    Been doing a bit of online research Re: manual windows in place of electric - secondhand seems to be the only option & what I've found is that a) there seems to be bigger numbers of passenger side...
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    Thanks EC, the foglight fuses / bulbs are OK -...

    Thanks EC, the foglight fuses / bulbs are OK - but I'll check out the relay now.

    No 25's exist in Aus {to my knowledge} - the only models sold here were the Rover 75 (not mega uncommon sight on...
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    Sticky: 'Captain Slow's' Australian Cousin? 22433

    'Captain Slow's' Australian Cousin?

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    Thanks EC - yes I've heard 'dark tales' about the...

    Thanks EC - yes I've heard 'dark tales' about the 'Pektron' & been thankful I've never had to do anything to it - until now it seems :fatigue:

    possibly also related - the front foglights have...
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    Thanks WT - I'll excavate the bcu from all the...

    Thanks WT - I'll excavate the bcu from all the boiled sweets and petrol tickets that will have gone down the back of the glovebox :th_salute:
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    by Baldrick56
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    Hi Hopwood, welcome, where abouts are you...

    Hi Hopwood, welcome,
    where abouts are you located?
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    Fright Night at Eastern Creek

    OK you asked for it ... actually you didn't, but here it is anyway:

    a couple of weeks ago by invitation (and OK, a big pile of cash changing hands) I went to a "Tracknight" at 'Eastern Creek' -...
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    Thanks whitetop - dumb question - where do I look...

    Thanks whitetop - dumb question - where do I look for the "bcu"?
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    Electric Window issue

    Hi All,
    got a strange (to me) problem, while driving today the drivers window lowered but wouldn't raise again. Since it was definitely whirring in one direction I had hopes it might be just the...
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    by Baldrick56
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    Hi Danny, greetings from Australia - yes we have...

    Hi Danny, greetings from Australia - yes we have MGs here. (and other euro-stuff :-) )

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    Hi Charlie, greetings from Australia - yes we...

    Hi Charlie, greetings from Australia - yes we have MGs here. (and other euro-stuff :-) )

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200628/51a4fbc5e0f6a75f084bb849aa0857dc.jpg


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    Hi Cnc2, I’m tempting fate here I know but I run...

    Hi Cnc2,
    I’m tempting fate here I know but I run a 2005 ZR160 (in Australia). Amazing how many people are convinced ALL K-Series motors will blow the head gasket. Admittedly mine could have been...
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    Starting Problems

    Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrgh, just spent $800 (that's over 450 of your English pounds) getting the waterpump fixed (bad leak through the spindle) on my 05 ZR160 & a week later it's thrown a new issue. When...
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    Guess I’ll just have to train the right foot :-)...

    Guess I’ll just have to train the right foot :-) I’d agree the handling is ‘top notch’ the motor to me (by comparison to the other cars I drive) seems very ‘peaky’ as you’d expect from a sports...
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    Traction Control

    G’day all, a question out of curiosity, does anyone know if traction control was ever an option on the ZR? & if it can be ‘retro fitted’?
    I’m new to ZR’s (though not to Rover 25 siblings) & the one...
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    Alternator Replacement on a ZR160

    Apologies if this has been discussed before but I just had a soul-destroying experience changing the alternator on a ZR160. Got the old one off after a huge fight - following the Haynes Manual...
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    Update: No I wasn't incredibly lucky :( The day...

    Update: No I wasn't incredibly lucky :( The day after I wrote the previous post, I have the same problem with my ZR160. After I fixed the terminals the light went out - for about two days. I reasoned...
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    I was incredibly lucky with this, had the same...

    I was incredibly lucky with this, had the same issue where light came on, stayed on a while then usually extinguished after driving a bit. Investigated - belt was nice & tight but battery terminals...
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