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 Wanted: Coupe K16 or turbo, 620Ti or ZT 1.8 turbo 
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 Post subject: Wanted: Coupe K16 or turbo, 620Ti or ZT 1.8 turbo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:11 pm 
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As per the title, to replace my dead ZS I'm after either a K series or turbo Coupe (or turbo R8), a 620Ti or a ZT 1.8 turbo (would consider a 75 1.8 turbo too). Preferably not far from the West Midlands or Oxfordshire, but I'll go further afield for the right car. Anyone on here have anything?

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Not really after a diesel, I'd consider it though if don't find anything after the weekend. Seen a 1.8 turbo ZT advertised locally that I'll probably go and look at, would prefer to get something from an enthusiast though.

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Coupe K16 or turbo, 620Ti or ZT 1.8 turbo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:18 pm 
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In your current situation, I wouldn't be so fussy with car selection.

I know you are a Kseries/R8 guru, but there is nothing wrong with these motors.

I'm sure Richard is a nice genuine guy too.


Can't be telling the new boss the same excuses as your old JLR place.

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I would rather have a v6 zt over a turbo.
The diesels are very reliable but most have done a lot of work including mine!


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In your current situation, I wouldn't be so fussy with car selection.

I know you are a Kseries/R8 guru, but there is nothing wrong with these motors.

I'm sure Richard is a nice genuine guy too.


Can't be telling the new boss the same excuses as your old JLR place.


I can and will be fussy :P What ever I get will be my daily drive for a long time, I don't plan on slaving away every weekend to get the ZS working again ASAP especially at this time of year, so what ever I get needs to be a keeper and something I actually want to drive. Not a fan of diesels and don't need the economy, it's also quite a big distance away.

Work is irrelevant as I'm trundling about in a shitty 1.2 Seat Ibiza rental until I buy something.

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I would rather have a v6 zt over a turbo.


After suffering 2 KV6 BE bearing failures in 2 different engines in the same car I'm not remotely inclined towards owning anything else with one under the bonnet. Plus all the KV6 ZT's I've seen advertised are all well overdue for a belt change, which again I have no interest in doing again (and don't have the time for).

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I can and will be fussy :P


I forgot your net worth is $80 Million.

Stop faffing with Rovers and just stick with the F1 cars.

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Picked up a ZT 190 for £620 last weekend, would have preferred a 1.8 turbo but out of the 3 I saw 2 had HGF and plenty of other issues and the other was a little overpriced. Pretty happy with the V6 tbh, as long as it doesn't munch its big end bearings like the ZS did! After being in a 1.2 Seat Ibiza for 3 weeks it felt like a rocket :lol:

Most of the cars I wanted to look at I couldn't get a viewing for, a combination of people messing me around with dates and times, several that only replied to initial messages and then went quiet and several that didn't even bother to reply at all. I assume most people just expect someone to click "buy it now" without viewing the thing :?

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stefaclese wrote:
I can and will be fussy :P


mg-richard wrote:
I would rather have a v6 zt over a turbo.


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After suffering 2 KV6 BE bearing failures in 2 different engines in the same car I'm not remotely inclined towards owning anything else with one under the bonnet.


stefaclese wrote:
Picked up a ZT 190 for £620 last weekend



:lol:

Least your back on form.

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It's a funny game. I'm Trying to sell my daughters Pug 107 and just getting dodgy requests for PayPal transactions. Glad you got something Rover though. Let's have a pic soon.

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It is rather ridiculous, there were at least 5 different cars that I would have quite happily bought (4 ZT turbos and a 216 Coupe) assuming there wasn't anything wrong with them, but I couldn't even get a viewing. C'est la vie. Paid for it by paypal incidentally :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: Coupe K16 or turbo, 620Ti or ZT 1.8 turbo
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Did you request that your agent views the car as you are out of the country and can only be contacted by email?

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No I just told them I'm a Nigerian Prince and that I'd give them £5million if they send me their debit card number to help me get my funds out of Babylon.

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BUMP!

The ZT decided to eat a piston while driving it to get an MOT :roll:

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Bloody hell Stef :o

The most unlucky clutch guy and the most unlucky kv6 guy i know of.

I have a mate that loves his kv6 zt, its done around 150k as well!

That said my Zs came with 2 broken rods... And a hole in the block, i have seen this type of failure time and time again on various Facebook groups.

I don't know what you are thinking next, but i personally would not buy another v6!

A 1.8 turbo would be good, i had a 75 briefly and that was very nice to drive.
Plus a damn site easier to fix if it does go wrong.

A Ti of course would be better still.... But try and find a good one!

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There was a good Ti on ebay near me, and it was going for more than I wanted for my diesel ZT!


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There was a good Ti on ebay near me, and it was going for more than I wanted for my diesel ZT!


That'll be my Ti was it?

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i feel for you matey thats some epic bad luck with the KV6! My old LPG 180 is still going well and its a 12 owners car!

did you ever get around to fitting that metal thermostat housing?

Im sure there’s a nice Ti and also a D16 coupe for sale on one of the facebook pages

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Typical, 1.8 turbos are 10 a plenty this time around, won this one yesterday and should be taking the train down to get it tomorrow:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/54-REG-MG-ZT- ... true&rt=nc

I'll more than likely be stripping the ZT 190 to try and get back some of the whopping £620 it cost, keep the brakes to upgrade the new turbo with and keep the cams to upgrade the engine in the ZS that I'll probably rebuild in the summer. My Dad had expressed an interest in taking the ZT if I put another engine in it, but we'll see, its enough of an effort to rebuild one KV6 let alone two.

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mg-richard wrote:
There was a good Ti on ebay near me, and it was going for more than I wanted for my diesel ZT!


That'll be my Ti was it?


Must have been, did you get good £££?


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There was a good Ti on ebay near me, and it was going for more than I wanted for my diesel ZT!


That'll be my Ti was it?


Must have been, did you get good £££?


£700 without an mot.

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And roll on the issues with the new problem child, started taking a leak out fuel after filling it up and parking on an incline :lol: They've taken out the ball bearing valve in the inlet and trollied about drilling holes in the thermostat, so the temp isn't stable at low revs and low throttle angles, coolant expansion tank cap is leaking, and the wiring has been messed with (though everything presently works). Still, compared to a trollied KV6 these are all very leisurely activities :lol: Pulls like a train and pretty smoothly though :)

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54 Reg MG ZT+ TURBO, 1.8, LONG MOT, ONLY 65 000 MILES , EX CONDITION - EXCELLENT CONDITION - MOT June 16 - 4 x electric windows - climate ( needs re gassing) - half leather - chrome electric wing mirrors - Recent turbo fitted - serviced - new uprated head gasket and cam belt WE ARE AN MG / ROVER SPECIALIST SO THIS CAR IS PRICED TO SELL! NO RESERVE - HIGHEST BIDDER WINS PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH 24 HRS AND MUST BE COLLECTED WITHIN 3 DAYS CASH ON COLLECTION

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From a specialist too!

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Yeah, emphasis on the SPECIAL! HG will need doing PROPERLY sooner or later by the looks of it, cam carrier sealed with RTV I just noticed, even the cam cover seems to have been glued on with RTV! The breather pipes don't have any clips on them so leak/pop off, all of the headlight bulb covers are missing, wheel arch liner access hatches are missing exposing the wiring, washer jets don't work (probably related to the wiring). I know how to pick'em!

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I dont know how people get away with selling stuff like that.
Especially some kind of traders!!!


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