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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2020, 09:03
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By SD1too
That is the correct result. However ... I...

That is the correct result. However ...

I repeat that this should NOT be disconnected. It is a mistake in Haynes which unfortunately has been repeated on this forum as valid. You may have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2020, 20:44
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By SD1too
:confused: What difficulties did you encounter...

:confused:
What difficulties did you encounter Steve?

Side pipe? :shrug:
No pipes should be disconnected during the bleeding process. What did you see at the bleed screw, having removed it?
...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 22nd January 2020, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, Since reception is generally good...

Hi Mike,

Since reception is generally good whether at home or on the road, with only occasional interference, have you considered that your aftermarket radio equipment might be the cause? Or, if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2020, 10:11
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SD1too
That's the 'wasted spark' principle and applies...

That's the 'wasted spark' principle and applies only to the 1.8 litre engine. However both the 1.8 and V6 have a camshaft position sensor. It's there to time the fuel injection according to RAVE. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2020, 10:05
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By SD1too
Lucky you! Leave it alone for now because they...

Lucky you! Leave it alone for now because they don't give trouble. Mine is now over 20 years old and getting on for 100,000 miles with no starting problems whatsoever. So unless you've been putting...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 21st January 2020, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By SD1too
The in-car entertainment and aerial systems are a...

The in-car entertainment and aerial systems are a bit of a nightmare to untangle Mike. Looking at my own car, the box you mention is connected to the HRW elements which also function as the aerial....
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 21st January 2020, 11:48
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By SD1too
I believe that the brown wire to which you refer...

I believe that the brown wire to which you refer is the HRW elements supply Mike, but I recommend that you verify that with your multimeter.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2020, 11:11
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By SD1too
Mike; you are making the common mistake of...

Mike; you are making the common mistake of assuming that you have an extremely unlikely fault involving a huge amount of work whilst overlooking a simple phenomenon which is well known in this club....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 09:43
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SD1too
Aren't you thinking of the camshaft position...

Aren't you thinking of the camshaft position sensor here Martin?

My first thought Franc is the common problem of loosening of the fuel filter. Lift it up just enough to check whether the securing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 09:33
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By SD1too
David, All the tools you've considered have...

David,

All the tools you've considered have been unlabelled and unbranded. They'll probably be very poor quality. Have a look at the Laser Tools range. I'm not claiming that they're the very best...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 09:13
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, By all accounts, a filter casing...

Hi Mike,

By all accounts, a filter casing which has loosened causes the engine not to start at all so I'm doubtful that this is the problem with your car. However it won't do any harm to lift up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 22:48
Replies: 37
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
Oh dear, another diatribe of utter nonsense. :o I...

Oh dear, another diatribe of utter nonsense. :o I will have to put you right, yet again. Sigh.

I don't advise others to do anything Brian. I impart my experience and let others make up their own...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 12:57
Replies: 37
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
The previous owner would not have worked to my...

The previous owner would not have worked to my high standards so your comparison is invalid.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 12:48
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By SD1too
The diesel members say that only the Corteco...

The diesel members say that only the Corteco crank pulley is up to the task. Is that the brand you bought?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 23:04
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By SD1too
I'm no diesel expert but could the problem lie...

I'm no diesel expert but could the problem lie with the tensioner?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 10:20
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By SD1too
An air lock Steve. Other members have been on...

An air lock Steve. Other members have been on this journey from disbelief to heartfelt joy.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 10:13
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By SD1too
Shock absorbers? Simon

Shock absorbers?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 10:06
Replies: 37
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
Richard, I agree with Trikey but for a...

Richard,

I agree with Trikey but for a different reason. The pipe run across the top of the fuel tank won't be corroded simply because it's never in contact with rainwater or road salt so there's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 09:45
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By SD1too
Start by draining and refilling the cooling...

Start by draining and refilling the cooling system following exactly the MG Rover procedure for the KV6. It's highly likely that you have an air lock. Ignore misguided guesswork involving head...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 09:36
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By SD1too
:wot: An excellent point Charlie, I had...

:wot:

An excellent point Charlie, I had forgotten that one. :duh:

Martin; has your cooling system been drained and refilled recently without using the proper MG Rover procedure?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 18:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By SD1too
When the first Boeing 737 Max crashed in...

When the first Boeing 737 Max crashed in Indonesia you would have upheld the manufacturer's position. How could an accomplished company such as Boeing possibly be wrong? How could the fate of a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 18:31
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the latest news Tony and...

Thanks for the latest news Tony and congratulations on your patience and persistence.

It does sound as if there was/is an intermittent poor electrical connection which, when disturbed/corrected,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 10:37
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By SD1too
I love this selective claim ... I doubt...

I love this selective claim ...


I doubt that you even looked for the cause of that belt breakage Brian, since you have always preached that they spontaneously break at any time after six years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 12:20
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By SD1too
Hello Alan, I already know that you take the...

Hello Alan,

I already know that you take the opposite view to me on this, and indeed on many other topics. To answer your questions though:

It's freely available on this forum (April to June...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 10:21
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By SD1too
Martin; if Rad-Fix is "non clogging" and "can be...

Martin; if Rad-Fix is "non clogging" and "can be flushed out" then how can it seal a leak in the long term? Think about it.
The second point about products like that is that they do not eliminate...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 10:03
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By SD1too
Thinking caps on!

Hello David. Just for the benefit of those who are less experienced than you are, "looking" at the belts alone will reveal very little. I have proved that. My belts were perfect after 90,000 miles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 10:14
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By SD1too
Indeed, and as stated in post number 3 over a...

Indeed, and as stated in post number 3 over a week ago!

Rick, get your original battery on a charger NOW. Don't leave it in a discharged condition and remember, charge for at least 24 hours NOT 2!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2020, 10:05
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
If you have a 2 speed fan with resistor (the...

If you have a 2 speed fan with resistor (the silver or gold rectangular component visible through the radiator grille) then you can ignore this code. It refers to the medium speed of a 3 speed fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2020, 10:04
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By SD1too
1.8 auto

RAVE confirms your description and I would interpret "range/performance" as meaning that a signal is present but it is considered incorrect; logical but maybe not the right answer! ;)

This code...
Forum: Technology Forum 5th January 2020, 10:36
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By SD1too
Another contract is not what you need so forget...

Another contract is not what you need so forget about the code. You need Pay As You Go and O2 has the cheapest tariff for that. It's called Classic PAYG.

Go to an O2 shop, tell them you want to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 10:26
Replies: 41
Views: 1,836
Posted By SD1too
Opinion is divided on that question Andy. There...

Opinion is divided on that question Andy. There are plenty of threads to read to help you make up your mind. From my experience the risk lies not with the belts but with the tensioner and idler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 19:57
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
Tony, You seem to have reached an impasse so...

Tony,

You seem to have reached an impasse so I think it's time for back to basics. In your shoes I would note the orientation of the wires in your original camshaft sensor (you have still got it I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 21:38
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
Tony, Is this thread...

Tony,

Is this thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=244851) any help?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 20:12
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
:confused: Your loom connector at the camshaft...

:confused:
Your loom connector at the camshaft end should be as follows (according to RAVE):

Pin 1: yellow/green = 12v supply
Pin 2: blue/green = sensor output (Hall Effect signal)
Pin 3:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 14:06
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By SD1too
Not the ECM

Hi Christopher,

Just to clarify what others have said, the fault lies inside your fan control box.
Try to avoid using the abbreviation 'ECM' which can cause confusion. It specifically stands for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 13:48
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
OK, and is the sensor receiving a 12v supply...

OK, and is the sensor receiving a 12v supply (ignition on) on the yellow/green wire?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 10:02
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
You have already renewed the camshaft position...

You have already renewed the camshaft position sensor more than once without success so do you really think that is the cause? I and others have suggested that you check continuity between the sensor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By SD1too
Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying that...

Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying that nothing is certain except death and taxes. It follows from that truism that so-called tax incentives are a nonsense as once the new way replaces the old,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By SD1too
That quote is so true and, according to Google,...

That quote is so true and, according to Google, it's attributed to both Aldo Gucci and Sir Henry Royce.

I think the biggest threat to the longevity of our 75/ZTs is the relentless march towards...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 17:07
Replies: 49
Views: 1,929
Posted By SD1too
I think you're going to have to get a multimeter...

I think you're going to have to get a multimeter on this to check for electrical continuity paying particular attention to any connectors. The RAVE description for P0340 is that no signal is being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 14:18
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By SD1too
Hello Rick and :welcome: to the club. Before...

Hello Rick and :welcome: to the club.

Before assuming that you have a fault causing battery drain you should charge your battery for at least 24 hours using a mains powered smart charger. Once...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 16:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Paul for your very clear account. I...

Thanks Paul for your very clear account. I suspect that your thermostat isn't opening fully or is stuck due to the earlier use of K-Seal. :devil: There's a test you can do. When the radiator fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 09:44
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By SD1too
Yes, in 'Econ' mode the radiator fan will run...

Yes, in 'Econ' mode the radiator fan will run only when high coolant temperature demands it. The air conditioning is switched off.

In these circumstances I would like to know the coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2019, 19:52
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By SD1too
John, Are you thinking of one of your other...

John,

Are you thinking of one of your other cars here? The 75/ZT doesn't have a valve in the heater coolant circuit so no need to touch the heater controls.

Simon :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2019, 19:45
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By SD1too
Hi Paul, I don't understand your phrase...

Hi Paul,

I don't understand your phrase which I've highlighted. When the windscreen demist button is pressed the air conditioning will be automatically activated. It therefore cannot be in 'Econ'...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2019, 12:03
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ashley, This is very odd. The temperature...

Hi Ashley,

This is very odd. The temperature gauge and instrument pack diagnostics are fed by the same coolant temperature sensor. :confused:
How long have you owned this car?

This is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Correction

This is an error made by and copied from Haynes. No hoses should be detached from the expansion tank.

What RAVE actually says is this:

"Release expansion tank bleed hose from clip on top hose."...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By SD1too
Just a word of caution Dave on the pollen...

Just a word of caution Dave on the pollen filters. Your old one may well have been a charcoal impregnated pollen/odour filter and they are a natural grey/black colour when new. It's a mistake to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2019, 11:51
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By SD1too
I do remember that leather seats were fitted to...

I do remember that leather seats were fitted to all Rovers shortly before the company collapsed. As far as I am aware, Rover didn't produce any limited editions of the 75 in the UK.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2019, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By SD1too
Hi Paul, What do you mean by "gone faulty"?...

Hi Paul,

What do you mean by "gone faulty"? The oil cooler can give trouble in two ways:

Mixing of oil and coolant resulting in mayonnaise and an incorrect diagnosis of head gasket failure.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2019, 10:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
Of course they may not be "blowing out", that may...

Of course they may not be "blowing out", that may be an assumption when in fact they are falling out due to insecure fitment.

If crankcase pressure is suspected, start by checking the breather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 20:24
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By SD1too
The most likely diagnosis Lee is damage to the...

The most likely diagnosis Lee is damage to the sensor lead in the wheelarch. They pop out of the retaining bracket and come into contact with the tyre when the steering is turned to full lock. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 15:01
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By SD1too
Hi Walter, I would start with a detailed...

Hi Walter,

I would start with a detailed inspection of the accelerator cable at its connection to the throttle butterfly. Release it and check the mechanism for free mechanical movement over its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 14:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
:( :wot: I have seen the same thing...

:( :wot:

I have seen the same thing happen on a Rover 75 when the caps were missing; very poor practice in my opinion.

If the original caps are removed carefully they will be much easier to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 14:37
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By SD1too
In that event Fred your engine would run very...

In that event Fred your engine would run very badly or not at all. I'm not convinced by this stretching theory. If that were to happen, the enlarged teeth would no longer grip the sprocket wheels and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2019, 09:41
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By SD1too
I haven't seen that issue but I imagine it is a...

I haven't seen that issue but I imagine it is a reprint of the articles which first appeared about fifteen years ago. After doing the job myself I reviewed the Car Mechanics account and promptly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2019, 11:20
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By SD1too
James, I'm beginning to wonder whether you...

James,

I'm beginning to wonder whether you do have a fault at all. When I activate my heated seat straight after a cold start I don't feel warmth immediately. This is, of course, when the leather...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2019, 16:58
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By SD1too
I like your thread title Alan, very appropriate....

I like your thread title Alan, very appropriate. It's a line from the title song to 'Whatever happened to the Likely Lads?' isn't it. The verse ends with:
Is the only thing to look forward to, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 16:50
Replies: 61
Views: 2,673
Posted By SD1too
Sorry for the very late reply but yes, that is...

Sorry for the very late reply but yes, that is what I would attempt to do.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 11:18
Replies: 61
Views: 2,673
Posted By SD1too
That's the heater flow and RAVE shows it...

That's the heater flow and RAVE shows it connected low down to the RH cylinder bank. I'd suggest that if you remove the engine undertray you'll probably get a good view from beneath.

I think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 14:43
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Galambosi. It's worth noting that both...

Thanks Galambosi. It's worth noting that both faults turned out to be very simple; nothing wrong with the flywheel after all! Diagnosis is always the tricky bit. It requires a lot of patience and...
Forum: V8 Forum 6th December 2019, 14:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By SD1too
This does tend to suggest that the battery is...

This does tend to suggest that the battery is faulty, provided that you used your smart charger to charge it fully before the week's trial.

Thanks for the translation by the way. :}

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 6th December 2019, 12:33
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By SD1too
What on earth is your "Dizzle" Chris? :shrug: ...

What on earth is your "Dizzle" Chris? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 09:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Recap

That's excellent news and thanks for concluding this thread. Just to be clear though, as you had two threads running, is this an accurate summary of the outcome?

The misfire was an incorrectly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By SD1too
Officially it's press ECON or press AUTO, a...

Officially it's press ECON or press AUTO, a toggling action if you like. I know that deselecting ECON so that neither it nor the AUTO button is illuminated has been mentioned on the forum but it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 17:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Ben for taking the time and trouble to...

Thanks Ben for taking the time and trouble to answer my questions.

I could not have known that you have fitted aftermarket camshafts to your engine when I mentioned the service tool specific to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 09:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By SD1too
How did you share the tasks? It would be an...

How did you share the tasks? It would be an understatement to say that it was "a pain" for one person to hold two sprocket wheels in a precise position against considerable valve spring pressure with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 09:36
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
They're the knock sensors. You'd have had...

They're the knock sensors.

You'd have had better access if you'd chosen to remove the manifold chamber but it's not a nice job whichever method is used.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2019, 14:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By SD1too
A lot of detail is missing here. Ben, could you...

A lot of detail is missing here. Ben, could you explain how you managed to ...

Align the two inlet sprockets and hold them against valve spring pressure whilst simultaneously lacing the new belt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 18:22
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By SD1too
Peter; in your earlier thread I said several...

Peter; in your earlier thread I said several times that the problem was unlikely to be the air conditioning compressor.

Neither have I. I do hope that you're not about to make the same mistake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2019, 11:33
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By SD1too
I don't know James but looking at the wiring...

I don't know James but looking at the wiring diagram in RAVE the seat heaters have three switches in series. First the ignition switch supplies the +12v, then there's a thermostat inside the seat and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 10:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By SD1too
Hello Alan, The E-Bay seller to whom you've...

Hello Alan,

The E-Bay seller to whom you've linked is an authorised X-Part dealer of unblemished reputation so you couldn't do better. It's good to see that the front timing belt tensioner pulley...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 22:01
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By SD1too
I'd appeal to you Al to have a little humanity...

I'd appeal to you Al to have a little humanity and understanding for our furry friends. Even during rain and freezing temperatures cats will venture outdoors to seek out soil and try their best to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 21:41
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Think about the comparative surface areas, the...

Think about the comparative surface areas, the fan sizes and the function of the two heat exchangers. I'm surprised that you need "relevant references". It's surely obvious to someone with your level...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 17:36
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Not by a factor which would keep the coolant...

Not by a factor which would keep the coolant below the opening temperature of the thermostat! The heat loss through the matrix is minuscule compared with that generated and dispersed by the radiator...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 17:26
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
In post no. 33 Jim gives more detail which may be...

In post no. 33 Jim gives more detail which may be of interest.

Alan; I think you're allowing your familiarity with the diesel engine to colour your judgement. None of the factors you mention...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 12:56
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Post no. 39. Simon

Post no. 39.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 12:32
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Hello again Alan, It seems to be generally...

Hello again Alan,

It seems to be generally accepted that diesels produce much less heat than petrol engines. You say that your coolant reaches only 72 degrees so a functioning standard 88 degree...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 09:53
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Your questions Jim

Yes.

According to your temperature readings, both digital and using the gauge, your thermostat is not functioning properly. Can you trust your garage to have followed the MGR refilling and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 11:16
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
I don't subscribe to the premise of "cheaper oil"...

I don't subscribe to the premise of "cheaper oil" versus brand marketing Thanos. My view is that so long as it meets the ACEA A2 or A3 specification, which all oils will these days, it will do its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2019, 10:57
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
The oil cooler should not be by-passed unless...

The oil cooler should not be by-passed unless done temporarily if oil and coolant are mixing.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
I'd say you'd be wasting your time and money....

I'd say you'd be wasting your time and money. Your engine will benefit from Comma Flush Out as I've already said.

Renew it.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2019, 10:32
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
It has a lower viscosity than normal service...

It has a lower viscosity than normal service engine oil yes, but that's a necessary feature of an oil designed to flush. Secondly, even though Thanos' engine might be "properly maintained" according...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 23:01
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
Ahhh. :o That may be so but you have sludge...

Ahhh. :o

That may be so but you have sludge indicating poor past maintenance. This needs addressing.

It doesn't matter, whichever you prefer.

The sludge has nothing to do with the viscosity...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 18:35
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
As Chris says Thanos, that's the clue. In your...

As Chris says Thanos, that's the clue. In your circumstances this Rover expert's advice is:

Use Comma 'Flush Out' flushing oil immediately to remove the sludge which will be very bad for your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 18:22
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
To do it according to the MGR workshop manual...

To do it according to the MGR workshop manual involves removing the plastic manifold chamber and one of the inlet manifolds so yes, it will take some time and care. I'm rather concerned about this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
That "something" will be flattening of the 'O'...

That "something" will be flattening of the 'O' ring seals Jim. When you've fitted everything into place, be sure to move the plastic clips on the straight pipe fully outwards so that they are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 11:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Comma Flush Out...

Comma Flush Out (https://www.commaoil.com/passenger-vehicles/products/view/539), available from motor factors and even Wilco on-line!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 11:21
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Readers could misunderstand that Alan. We are...

Readers could misunderstand that Alan. We are discussing coolant temperature here, not air conditioning. The radiator fan operates according to coolant temperature in any mode; 'Econ' or 'Auto'.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 09:58
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By SD1too
Hi Julian, Don't take Mr. Previous Owner's...

Hi Julian,

Don't take Mr. Previous Owner's word for it, take it to pieces and check that the parts look as if they've been recently fitted. While you're at it, inspect the electrical connector...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2019, 09:43
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
Hi Jim, It's safe, but your engine is...

Hi Jim,

It's safe, but your engine is running too cool. This will affect oil temperature, fuel consumption and heater performance.

The thermostat's spec. is to begin opening at 88 degrees. That...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2019, 10:15
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By SD1too
Surely not Steve. It is insisted by some...

Surely not Steve. It is insisted by some well-known members of this forum that such a suggestion amounts to blasphemy! ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2019, 10:03
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, Typhoon190 may well be right by...

Hi Mike,

Typhoon190 may well be right by suspecting a faulty temperature sender but I'd just like to check a couple of things with you first.


You say that the temperature gauge "works". What...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2019, 22:01
Replies: 67
Views: 3,347
Posted By SD1too
It doesn't get any better does it James. :o ...

It doesn't get any better does it James. :o

I hate to say this but that's too cool. Your thermostat must be faulty. The running temperature should be in the low nineties.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2019, 21:55
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
It seems to have had some effect Gambalosi. ;) ...

It seems to have had some effect Gambalosi. ;)

You don't. If the cheap oil meets the MGR spec., which dates back nearly twenty years so it is bound to, then it will be fine. In my view and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2019, 20:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
:clap: Well done. Remember my little story from...

:clap:
Well done. Remember my little story from earlier ...

And the moral?

:D

As for the hydraulic tappets, I'm very pleased to hear that the flushing oil made a significant difference. ;)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2019, 15:50
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Just Google "NGK triple electrode sparking plugs"...

Just Google "NGK triple electrode sparking plugs" and you'll see.
The plugs you have bought are the conventional single electrode type. These are not the same as those specified and originally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 11:23
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By SD1too
:wss: Quentin Willson said that November is...

:wss:

Quentin Willson said that November is the best time to buy a car because no-one else is! If Bones can hang on until the spring he/she'll have an improved chance of finding a new home.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2019, 11:15
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
The 75/ZT systems are actually partially digital,...

The 75/ZT systems are actually partially digital, this principally being intercommunication between ECUs (including the instrument pack). Otherwise there are still a large number of electromechanical...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2019, 10:18
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Neither did I. Car maintenance is full of...

Neither did I. Car maintenance is full of surprises. It's unwise to theorise too deeply. :D

My original factory-fitted sparking plugs were of the triple electrode design and so were the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2019, 09:59
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By SD1too
You can; I bought what appears to be a genuine...

You can; I bought what appears to be a genuine officially labelled disc this year. But you're quite right Rick to point out that the factory system is now 20 years old. On the other hand its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2019, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By SD1too
Hello Farid and :welcome: to the club. ...

Hello Farid and :welcome: to the club.

You're actually proposing a major job. The sat. nav. computer resides in the boot together with the video module and radio module. You will therefore need...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 25th November 2019, 19:20
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SD1too
I've had exactly this trouble Jennifer. Try...

I've had exactly this trouble Jennifer. Try pressing and holding the eject button until the disc pops out.

The reason that it's now saying 'no disc' is because it isn't spinning and being read....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2019, 19:14
Replies: 33
Views: 1,335
Posted By SD1too
I expressed my concern at the beginning about...

I expressed my concern at the beginning about your charging voltage.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2019, 19:07
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
Your questions

1.0 mm is the correct gap for the KV6. Reducing it has been done on the 4 cylinder engine but not, to my knowledge, on the KV6. After all, it's not an easy job extracting the plugs from the RH bank....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2019, 11:56
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By SD1too
Hello Sam and :welcome: If your condenser is...

Hello Sam and :welcome:

If your condenser is in poor physical condition, and this can be checked visually, your air conditioning will not perform well in the summer but it should not produce a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 33
Views: 1,335
Posted By SD1too
First of all Pete, which of your six cars are you...

First of all Pete, which of your six cars are you talking about? ;)

An alternator output of 14.6 volts is at the very top of the acceptable range. It might be "overcharging" your battery.

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 24th November 2019, 13:53
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By SD1too
Chris, Your evidence of frequently failing...

Chris,

Your evidence of frequently failing batteries strongly suggests that they're not been kept sufficiently charged due to infrequent use of the cars.

I'd say that it won't be ok Chris. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 23:48
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By SD1too
Ancillary belt

John,

Another member told me that the idler wheel is also used as the pulley on the tensioner. However, the entire tensioner assembly is only marginally more expensive so it hardly seems worth the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 23:35
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
I disagree [Joe] Galambosi. Burning oil produces...

I disagree [Joe] Galambosi. Burning oil produces blue smoke. Thin white smoke indicates coolant in the combustion chamber, similar to that produced when the engine is started in very cold conditions...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 17:48
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
What do you think this is? You believe that...

What do you think this is?

You believe that you have a noisy hydraulic tappet on no. 5. That means that there's a large gap between the top of the valve stem and the camshaft lobe. The valve will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By SD1too
Your first idea is on the money Dave. There's no...

Your first idea is on the money Dave. There's no need to remove the bonnet switch. Trace its supply wire, yellow/brown, back to connector C1227/C1228. This connector also carries the supply to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 13:38
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By SD1too
Lightbulb Yes Cliff, I recognise the poor performance...

Yes Cliff, I recognise the poor performance climbing gradients, even mild ones. The first thing to do is to remove the four screws fixing the balance VIS actuator on the side of the manifold chamber....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 12:09
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Joe. That all looks as expected. There's...

Thanks Joe. That all looks as expected. There's no connection to the incoming medium speed wire and there's no third relay in the control box so I remain puzzled.
Still, the important thing is that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2019, 10:02
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Joe but I'm happy with the relays, it's...

Thanks Joe but I'm happy with the relays, it's the wiring to the loom plugs in which I'm now interested.
If you look closely you'll see a tiny number moulded into the plastic beside each wire...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By SD1too
Hello Graeme, You can buy the screw head...

Hello Graeme,

You can buy the screw head separately: PYP 100 08. (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-PYP10008)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 15:59
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
That should be a lower power motor for the 1.8...

That should be a lower power motor for the 1.8 litre engines and is the early design with the large and small relay function opposite to the resistor type. The U and UR wires are still slow and fast...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 14:25
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
2 speed resistor control box, petrol, marked SRB2

Of course Mike.
Yellow is the +12v supply to both relay coils (always live).
Blue is earthed by the ECM to operate the low speed relay (small, centre position).
Blue/red is earthed by the ECM to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 14:15
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
No, sorry, I'll try a better explanation. When...

No, sorry, I'll try a better explanation.
When you remove the manifold chamber (black plastic moulding) and look at the right hand bank (at the rear of the engine compartment) you should see an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 13:40
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
2 speed resistor system

What's happening there Mike is as follows.

On a 3 speed system the increases are additive. So medium speed is obtained by activating both the low speed and the medium speed relay. So on a 2 speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Perhaps your refrigerant charge is low. If so,...

Perhaps your refrigerant charge is low. If so, the system would have to work harder raising the high pressure side which might trip the trinary switch to run the high speed radiator fan ....

I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
When you did this, was the small earth cable...

When you did this, was the small earth cable attached properly? As you stand at the radiator, it's on the far right hand side.

Also, there are two screws holding the back of the manifold chamber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By SD1too
Effectively, this is the answer to your question...

Effectively, this is the answer to your question because it tells the ECM the position of the camshafts.

I need voltage readings John, "seem ok" doesn't really help.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 17:51
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Indeed, that is our current understanding prior...

Indeed, that is our current understanding prior to Joe's thread. On a 3 speed system "low" runs at 100 degrees and "medium" at 106. That means that if speed 1 (on a 2 speed system) covers both these,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
If true, this means that the fast speed of a 2...

If true, this means that the fast speed of a 2 speed system triggers at 105 degrees and not at 112 degrees as we believe at the moment. I pointed out earlier that 105 degrees is the point at which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By SD1too
I can't see how a camshaft sensor could affect...

I can't see how a camshaft sensor could affect cranking speed although it can prevent the engine firing.
It would be interesting to see the voltage across the battery before and during cranking.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Thank you Joe for your kind message to us both....

Thank you Joe for your kind message to us both. :bowdown:
Your case was a strange one and I still don't understand it but I'm glad that your repair worked!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By SD1too
Hello John, Try charging your new battery...

Hello John,

Try charging your new battery externally for 24 hours. It may not have been fully charged when you received it.

How do you know that the starter motor is ok?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,305
Posted By SD1too
RAVE gives P0305 as cylinder 5. Simon

RAVE gives P0305 as cylinder 5.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By SD1too
There are quite a lot of them Albert. Removing...

There are quite a lot of them Albert. Removing the relevant road wheel and referring to your Haynes manual will probably provide the information you need. Once you've identified the fittings which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
Here it is Dave...

Here it is Dave (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1547805&postcount=15).

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By SD1too
John, Your profile says that you don't have...

John,

Your profile says that you don't have a car. :confused: Can you update it please?

As you're in Australia I will assume for now that you have a 2.5 litre KV6. If that's the case then you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By SD1too
Do you think that's why they are failing Dave? By...

Do you think that's why they are failing Dave? By that I mean not slowing down for speed humps. I hate them as much as anyone else does but I find that it's very rare for a following driver to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 10:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By SD1too
That's o.k. Simon (if you look back at page 1)...

That's o.k. Simon (if you look back at page 1) ....

Regarding this ...

It's interesting that the very same people who insist with unquenched passion that MG Rover's word must be followed to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
We are talking about the KV6 here not the diesel...

We are talking about the KV6 here not the diesel so I'm not sure where a "PWM output" comes into it. :shrug:

Could you please tell us exactly how the fan control is modified following these coding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By SD1too
I don't doubt it and that's one reason why I...

I don't doubt it and that's one reason why I don't let garages repair my cars. :getmecoat:

I recall reading many threads where members ask for advice about brake servicing and the point is always...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By SD1too
Doesn't that description apply to the front...

Doesn't that description apply to the front brakes?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:27
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
Plus, I would contend, a faulty cooling system. ...

Plus, I would contend, a faulty cooling system.

I have the original 3 speed fan. I have never heard the radiator fan operate after stopping the engine, even in the hottest summers (after all, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By SD1too
Peter, Time for a quick reminder of what I...

Peter,

Time for a quick reminder of what I said in post no. 4:

Your recent observation that the noise is now heard when the power steering operates ....

... places doubt on your theory.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 00:17
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
Poor flow through the heater won't cause high...

Poor flow through the heater won't cause high coolant temperature Alan.

Dave's fan has two speeds, as he states in the post you've quoted.

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 17th November 2019, 00:12
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By SD1too
That is a problem, especially when you have four...

That is a problem, especially when you have four cars! ;)
A solar charger is a waste of time on a discharged battery.

OK, an 'off load' measurement tells us very little. What does your voltmeter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 00:05
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Joe, I cannot enlarge your thumbnail photograph....

Joe, I cannot enlarge your thumbnail photograph. Can you post it using another method please?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
Automec (http://www.automec.co.uk) have been the...

Automec (http://www.automec.co.uk) have been the leaders in this sort of thing for as long as I can remember Gary.

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 16th November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By SD1too
It's time to invest in a couple of smart...

It's time to invest in a couple of smart maintenance chargers Chris.

Did you say that the battery voltage when connected to your V8 is 13.0 - 13.5 volts when the ignition key is turned to 'start'?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 17:47
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By SD1too
Hello Fred, It's been discovered that, with...

Hello Fred,

It's been discovered that, with the flywheel/drive plate pin inserted on a correctly timed engine, the rear sprocket marks don't quite align. This isn't a fault and it isn't covered by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By SD1too
From reading RAVE it seems that the caliper...

From reading RAVE it seems that the caliper housing is the sliding part containing the pads.
The caliper carrier is the part bolted to the hub.

The torque wrench settings table actually says...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
I wish I knew Joe! Were diesel 75s sold in...

I wish I knew Joe!

Were diesel 75s sold in Australia?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 09:55
Replies: 93
Views: 3,239
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for repeating the test using the...

Thanks for repeating the test using the instrument pack diagnostics Joe. Unfortunately those results don't make sense. They correspond approximately with the medium speed only of a 3 speed system....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 09:40
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
I've just re-read that thread and charlie_22...

I've just re-read that thread and charlie_22 actually says the opposite. Here's an extract from his opening post describing that his fan doesn't run after stopping the engine:

Unfortunately he...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 17:09
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By SD1too
All evidence is potentially useful but on the...

All evidence is potentially useful but on the face of it the "heat soak" condition would not trigger the fan on a 2 speed system. This is because the connection which the ECM earths (UY) to achieve...
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