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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 23:49
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Animesis
now that makes sense! Thanks :)

now that makes sense! Thanks :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 22:43
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Animesis
I want to sell our ROver 75 but the cars for sale page wont let me post

It says I dont have the correct privileges? Weve had many good years, the forums have been a god send and I like to think Ive put my two cents worth in too
Any help would be appreciated

But alas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2022, 00:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Animesis
yeah, Ill have to double check with my partner....

yeah, Ill have to double check with my partner. Hes using just until his import is registered by the DVLA
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 23:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Animesis
Unfortunately my partner has just gotten his...

Unfortunately my partner has just gotten his fathers car imported so we are looking to move it on regardless, turns out he does need it for a few weeks yet so we got the MOT sorted. But after that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 23:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Animesis
Its become a real uphill battle as of late. It...

Its become a real uphill battle as of late. It was up in Scotland for two/three years and due to circumstances beyond my control it was stored outside for about a year up there and the weather really...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2022, 17:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Animesis
To sell or scrap? Any advice gratefully recieved

We are moving on from our old 75, shes high mileage 250k. We put her through an mot with the hope of selling it as a working second hand car but it failed. Its £420 for the work to pass and then to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2022, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Animesis
I gave rimmers a ring and can confirm they dont...

I gave rimmers a ring and can confirm they dont have them in stock, for either 75 or ZT
Whether the ZR will fit I am not sure. The rover does indeed have the tapered hole splined, but thats on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2022, 14:46
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Animesis
Sorry for not getting back sooner. I had rung...

Sorry for not getting back sooner. I had rung Rimmers already and they said they had nothing.
Following your advice I decided to sort it myself rather than replace it.
I've attached some pictures...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2022, 11:21
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Animesis
Rhd drivers side wiper arm fail

The little bar that holds the spring has worn through so the wiper arm no longer has any tension. Went to the breakers and the only one there had the same issue.

Does anyone know a source for a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2022, 02:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Animesis
I may have opened Pandora's box, I did a little...

I may have opened Pandora's box, I did a little work on her and now she wants the world! The thermostat has failed lol, at least that's an easy fix.

Theyre xenon bulbs, Im always very careful not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2022, 12:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Animesis
Ill definately keep that in mind too, these xenon...

Ill definately keep that in mind too, these xenon bulbs arent the cheapest things in the world
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2021, 19:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Animesis
Brilliant, I did wonder if this was a...

Brilliant, I did wonder if this was a possibility. Got to deal with the fact its blowing headlights far too often now, shes testing me hah
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2021, 22:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Animesis
Tell me about it haha it was my partners first...

Tell me about it haha it was my partners first car, knowing what I do about cars now I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, but its getting to the points of sentimental value versus more work...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2021, 17:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Animesis
Door Handle slack, is this common?

I've noticed the drivers door handle particularly, and the passengers to an extent, have a lot of slack when pulling the handle before it actually pulls on the mechanism.

I'm guessing the cables...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2021, 17:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Animesis
Replacement key near Reading, Berkshire

Managed to slam the car key in the frontdoor the other day and separate the blade from and destroy the casing. Thankfully a replacement keyfob online and switcheroo got it all working again.

It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2021, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Animesis
Many thanks to everyone who had a read and had a...

Many thanks to everyone who had a read and had a think, I've got it going!

It appears the earth return in the passenger footwell isn't quite making a good contact, I pulled the cover off to have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2021, 18:07
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Animesis
Had a look at where we've made any changes and...

Had a look at where we've made any changes and cant find any obvious wire damage. Is it possible that device I removed was acting as some kind of bypass of the immoboliser or something?

With the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2021, 22:18
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Animesis
I think weve killed our car....

We decided to remove the pictured item as its clearly not factory and was detracting from the beauty of the car.

The battery was removed when the work was all carried out.

Now with the battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2021, 23:03
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Animesis
Facebook post hijack!

The other half posted on the facebook Rover group asking for a rear sandstone roof light. Someone decided to comment "I'm also looking for one", not great but meh

Then someone replied to that guy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Animesis
New trailing arm bushes are very soft?

I've bought a new set of bushes for my rear trailing arms and they seem very very soft compared to the originals? Is it worth returning them and looking for something else?
I trust they are fine as...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 31st March 2021, 17:14
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By Animesis
Add the HK amp to a Hiline to DD upgrade?

Sorry for probably repeating what many have asked, I have had a search in the forums but cant find an answer for my setup. I had a Hiline system that now has a DD head in, and Ive decided to finally...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th March 2021, 14:29
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Animesis
Copperleaf CDX passenger side doors

Does anyone have the front or back (or both) doors for the nearside in Copperleaf Red/CDX?

Thanks in advance :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2020, 21:13
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Animesis
dont say that! I swapped the gearbox out a while...

dont say that! I swapped the gearbox out a while back and have no wish to repeat! haha
Ill have another look and keep my fingers crossed its ok, going to try a cheap wheel bearing i think and see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2020, 22:52
Replies: 40
Views: 11,364
Posted By Animesis
Lovely work there! I may well be giving him a...

Lovely work there! I may well be giving him a call quite soon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2020, 20:46
Replies: 40
Views: 11,364
Posted By Animesis
Just noticed the sills on our 75 suffering What...

Just noticed the sills on our 75 suffering
What kind of price would I be looking at to pay for a repair?
Tjhobbs looks fantastic but perhaps out of my budget
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2020, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Animesis
I shall have to pull it all apart again and try...

I shall have to pull it all apart again and try something!¬ unfortunately its the kind of noise you dont hear until about 20mph and up so spinning the wheel by hand is a tricky test :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2020, 10:42
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Animesis
Rumbling from NS, new bearing and driveshaft fitted

Long time no see friends,
I did some work on the old girl recently, changed the front hubs and wheel bearings to brand new stuff from good old DMGRS (hence I'm pretty sure its not the wheel bearing)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2019, 22:35
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Animesis
Diesel not starting, 250,000k, suspected injectors

Car is stranded in Perth and I believe good old Kev is going to take a gander at her.

Is there anyone near Perth with a T4 we could get to have a look at it, and would it tell us beyond the AA...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 06:46
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Animesis
I. Imagine he can and will! My only worry is its...

I. Imagine he can and will! My only worry is its looking like a lot of workand don't want to drag him into it
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2019, 08:53
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Animesis
Will do! Many thanks Is there a technique to...

Will do! Many thanks

Is there a technique to checking the wiring condition?
Often the battery dies after a several of days no use, so I do wonder if the loom is shafed somewhere
Any known hot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2019, 08:52
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Animesis
I'll ask about the oil light today! Sadly I'm not...

I'll ask about the oil light today! Sadly I'm not with the car so everything will be slightly delayed,, the poor owner is in Perth studying and cannot afford to have it mess him about right now ^^;;...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2019, 19:02
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Animesis
thats an interesting thought, any ideas where...

thats an interesting thought, any ideas where would be a good place to start looking? I was thinking about doing a leakback test next
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2019, 17:44
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Animesis
Diesel wont start but turns over, camshaft sensor woes?

It turns over, previous AA check said something with the camshaft sensor. This had been replaced two years prior and it worked. So we swapped it with one from a breakers yard, again, all worked again...
Forum: Was it you? 27th March 2019, 20:23
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Animesis
Thats the one i'm always posting about and...

Thats the one i'm always posting about and looking after :D
I'm just the poor engineer who keeps her running
Forum: Was it you? 1st March 2018, 14:25
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By Animesis
Near Royal Berks hospital

Other half was waiting in the car when you came over and gave him a fright haha
Forum: Items Wanted 21st February 2018, 20:18
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Animesis
Copper leaf passenger side front wing

Has anyone got one handy? Had a coming together and it's rather bent out of shape
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2018, 13:13
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Animesis
FBH intermittant fault

Does anyone have the connecting USB diagnostic cable for the FBH? We have a problem that comes and goes and I cant find the source of the fault

It starts for 3 seconds then off, then runs for dead...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 19:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
Youve all been stars, its going as it should now....

Youve all been stars, its going as it should now. A simple wiring issue and fuse location issue.
Thankyou for all your help.

if anyone is looking into doing this and read this, be prepared the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
Moved the GSM supply to fuse 8 under bonnet and...

Moved the GSM supply to fuse 8 under bonnet and that's working and relay one works
Now the other fuse for the DPDT relay which is in the glove box fuse box, which of these would be unswitched?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 18:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
Turned the ignition on and it all lit up, which...

Turned the ignition on and it all lit up, which fuse can i tap on under the bonnet that doesn't need the ignition on?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 18:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
Wired up like that, still nothing, the GSM gets...

Wired up like that, still nothing, the GSM gets its power from fuse number 4 under the bonnet
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 17:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
That's what I had wondered There is nothing no ...

That's what I had wondered
There is nothing no
So the input wires should be in the power in not input
Does it require a common or just +12v on both power in?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 17:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
I think I have but I'm second guessing myself on...

I think I have but I'm second guessing myself on it all now
I put a meter across the live and common to get the readings
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
"you need to put power in the terminals marked...

"you need to put power in the terminals marked Power In 9-12vdc"

From the maker, but does anyone know if that means power into one of the power in terminals, power into both, or is one meant to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 14:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
The power supply to the GSM is from the FBH under...

The power supply to the GSM is from the FBH under bonnet fuse (one of those blade add a fuse thing) should i move it to another fuse?
Though I put a meter between the wire and a common ground and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2017, 14:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Animesis
FBH text wiring

Wired up my new GSM timer relay to the FBH and its not responding at all, ive checked and there is electric coming into the device but no LED lights, either im not doing the correct method to make it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2017, 01:24
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Animesis
Fbh solenoid pump test?

Last year I found on here the way to test the pump by putting a wire from the battery to one or two of the pins but I can't for the life of me remember which

Can anyone let me know? Save me...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2017, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Animesis
Sorry for the slow reply! Merry Christmas =) ...

Sorry for the slow reply!
Merry Christmas =)

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=231515

This mod here
Can I use Halfords 8amp wire surely? Like to be doubly sure of these...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2017, 21:09
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Animesis
Smile Fbh timing mod query

On the how to it says to use 5amp fuses, but the chap used 14amp wire
Surely with a 5amp fuse, 8amp rated wire is fine? Or is there some wiring I've misunderstood from the how to?

Tia
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2017, 07:23
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Animesis
Clutch not disengaging after fitting new master

As above, it's terperamental, sometimes it's fine, other times it's a panic if your going to be alright without first and second gear

Due to it coming and going since the new master does this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2017, 18:53
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Animesis
Of course! Thank you =D

Of course! Thank you =D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2017, 17:20
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Animesis
Coolant leak where coolant hose bolts to radiator, Diesel

Has any one else had this issue? Ive tried another hose connector from the scrappy, same problem, tried with and without an Oring, and with silicon gasket seal from a tube, nothing is getting rid of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2017, 12:59
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Animesis
AC condensation leaking into car

I dont know if this is a common issue at all but Ill just post to let you know and incase anyone has any more experience of it

I thought the water leak was from the heater matrix then today while...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2017, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Animesis
When you say for a better one, am I to understand...

When you say for a better one, am I to understand you mean a second hand one from another car??
I was considering this, but as the material on 3 of the doors is sagging and damaged on 3 pillars it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2017, 20:30
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Animesis
Sandstone roof liner material

Have been rummaging around the forum but can't seem to find an answer,
Has anyone discovered a good colour match new roof liner for sandstone? Or have any nice examples of other colours that don't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2017, 12:49
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By Animesis
Passenger side water leak near heater matrix

She's testing me again
After the heavy rain I noticed the passenger side carpet was wet, thankfully mostly on the surface and not sodden through and I've managed to trace it to the heater matrix...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2017, 23:46
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Animesis
Rear outer edge tyre wear

Got a full new set of tyres and laser alignment about 12,000 miles ago, all are wearing nicely except the rear nearside which I just saw today has worn on the outer edge too the metal within the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2017, 13:47
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Animesis
Dad was having a look at it today -so this is an...

Dad was having a look at it today -so this is an ex REME engineers point of view- he reckons it could have been left without sufficient lubrication, got wet and then sat and rusted up. Next time the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2017, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Animesis
Gave the shop a call and they are driving a new...

Gave the shop a call and they are driving a new disc out to me free of charge, not bad service at all, said I might as well keep the flawed disc as theyve no use for it ^^
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2017, 11:14
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Animesis
My feelings precisely Ive bought them to...

My feelings precisely
Ive bought them to eliminate brake judder from the old discs and I do wonder if this will just repeat the problem
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2017, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Animesis
Misaligned vent on brake disc, return?

Got a new pair of discs from my local, -nameless shop- and one of the discs vents seems to been misaligned. Will this pose any issues, any danger etc, should I return them?

If I can use them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2017, 17:46
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Animesis
On a side note if anyone is refurbishing a...

On a side note if anyone is refurbishing a gearbox and needs any parts, apart from that bearing it seems in rather good condition and I'll be taking it to the scrappy in the future at some point, so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2017, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Animesis
I imagine so, but never heard it for the banging...

I imagine so, but never heard it for the banging about of the driveshaft, droplinks, upper mounts, and worn hub (I probably could have found a better condition 75 if I had shopped around a bit more,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2017, 13:56
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Animesis
No idea myself, got the car like it and was the...

No idea myself, got the car like it and was the first thing I changed over
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2017, 16:46
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Animesis
Gearbox Autopsy

Some members may remember when I first got my Rover 75 I had issues with excessive movement in the driveshaft, and today I decided to remove the clutch housing (for use on a low mileage box with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2017, 19:31
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Animesis
Mobile aircon service

Not strictly technical, so if there's a better area please feel free to redirect me!
I'm looking for a mobile aircon specialist to come and get dad's air-conditioning going as a surprise

Can any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2017, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Animesis
I don't think you need the levelling, just if its...

I don't think you need the levelling, just if its there it needs to work
I've had two mot's done after retrofitting Xenons and they said nothing about the manual levelling Xenons
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2017, 22:53
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Animesis
I'm rather curious, was the drive shaft not...

I'm rather curious, was the drive shaft not twanged with a hammer into the groove so it couldn't undo?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2017, 10:18
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Animesis
The only thought I've got off hand is regarding...

The only thought I've got off hand is regarding the scuttle clips
I know I tried pumping some silicon down into my broken one and it didn't stop the leak at all, did you manage to see if any of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2017, 11:17
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Animesis
Yup genuine ones, I'll wait for Mats reply Monday

Yup genuine ones, I'll wait for Mats reply Monday
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2017, 19:07
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Animesis
Rear drop link perished in two months..?

I fitted new dp links from dmgrs about two months ago and already they have both split all the way around. I'm fairly certain they are designed to last more than two months :eek:

Any ideas why the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2017, 22:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By Animesis
Ive had a similar problem got under the car with...

Ive had a similar problem got under the car with a crowbar and found the rear wish bone bush has come ever so slightly loose (talking about minute amounts, but movement nonetheless), have tightened...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2017, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Animesis
I had a cracked one, it was incredible the amount...

I had a cracked one, it was incredible the amount of water that was wicking into the front, driving in the rain i got a long drizzle of water pour over my foot!
They are very cheap, carefully remove...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2017, 14:07
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Animesis
Petrol/Diesel driveshaft difference

I'm fairly certain I know the answer to this, but just to be sure
Are the petrol and diesel driveshafts different?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2017, 11:41
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Animesis
Do we know if the mgzt hub is an option? Just...

Do we know if the mgzt hub is an option? Just thinking they are likely to be newer and less likely to be worn
Frustratingly rimmers still sell drivers side hubs!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2017, 11:23
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Animesis
Where to buy passenger side wheel hub?

The front passenger wheel hub has worn on the swivel joint at the bottom
Rimmers no longer sell them, I'd prefer to get a brand new one than risk an old one with the same problem (the Rover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2017, 20:57
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Animesis
Which Shock absorbers?

Had a look on good old dmgrs, but they only seem to have mgzt shocks not rover 75 ones.
Any recommendations of which shocks to get and where? Not looking for the highest range, just something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2017, 13:14
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Animesis
Will do! Any ideas why the new gear box seal...

Will do! Any ideas why the new gear box seal should be weeping oil? Using MTF94
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2017, 11:28
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Animesis
If this provides anyone with any ideas do tell...

If this provides anyone with any ideas do tell me!
The gearbox is weeping oil out where the n/s driveshaft goes in, I put a new seal a few thousand miles ago and the problem has returned, possibly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2017, 11:20
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Animesis
That sounds quite close to the problem im having,...

That sounds quite close to the problem im having, when i first got the car it had this problem so bad that it would clunk with every small bump and starting off.
Changed over the gearbox for another...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2017, 15:25
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Animesis
Loose n/s driveshaft?

A clunking has come to the n/s front of the car, particularly on speed bumps
If i grab the drive shaft near the gearbox it does move up and down a bit, i cant verify thats the cause of the noise
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2017, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Animesis
We missed the last one at Heckfield and havent...

We missed the last one at Heckfield and havent been able to find the dates for upcoming events nearby??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2017, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Animesis
Ah the thick edging of black gunk of the EGR, we...

Ah the thick edging of black gunk of the EGR, we had that when we got the car, I think the poor car we got wasnt particularly well taken care for many years, the past year Ive often joked I may...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2017, 23:22
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Animesis
Do I have a record for the PCV filter?!

Changed mine over today, and saw the one in there was the fatter old original one
202,000 miles and no apparent change, it was solid and gunky as you can imagine
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2017, 19:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By Animesis
Im surprised this doenst get mentioned more...

Im surprised this doenst get mentioned more often, if theres a chance of a water leak check the scuttle clips, the holders (cups) they go into can crack out of site and bleed a remarkable amount of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2017, 19:42
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Animesis
Curious about this myself as our drivers seat...

Curious about this myself as our drivers seat rubs on the centre console slightly when moving back and forward making an annoying leathery rubbing sound
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2017, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Animesis
With these front leaks theres something that...

With these front leaks theres something that happened to mine and a few others that rarely gets mentioned. The scuttle clip cups can fracture, -obvious sign is a loose scuttle clip- and these cups...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2017, 16:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By Animesis
Check the scuttle clips. I noticed a wet...

Check the scuttle clips. I noticed a wet passenger footwell and after much searching came across scuttle clips cups letting water in if they break, and it wasnt easy to find out! Some people even...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2017, 13:55
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Animesis
I have a similar problem with mine, it was from a...

I have a similar problem with mine, it was from a different trader on here. Its an intermittent problem... I just chalked it down to modern Chinese quality.. ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2017, 21:27
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Animesis
Ive no issue paying a fiver or even a tenner for...

Ive no issue paying a fiver or even a tenner for a company to take it out, unfortunately the govt has seen fit to make it illegal to charge for that service, which means now most companies wont do it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2017, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Animesis
Free AC degas?

Does anyone know a company down south that does a free degas of the aircon? Ive read online companies have to degas for free by law (?), so what they seem to do is require you book in for a regas at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2017, 21:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/Thomas_M...

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/Thomas_Michael_Lewis/14840824184411850765584_zpssecpcogg.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2017, 21:13
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Animesis
Broken Scuttle Clip Cup leaks into car

Got the new scuttle clip cup and here is the old one that allowed water to pee into the car when it rained. Another leak we should keep in mind if finding water in the front footwells
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2017, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Animesis
Lost the thread for a while there, yup all the...

Lost the thread for a while there, yup all the torcs are nice and tight.

If i open it halfway and then push up on the glass I can see the glass and its assembly lifting up off the runners slightly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2017, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
Turns out its the scuttle clip cup, something to...

Turns out its the scuttle clip cup, something to watch out for!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2017, 14:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
Thats it! What a daft bit of design..

Thats it! What a daft bit of design..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2017, 14:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
Some of the first things I did to the car when...

Some of the first things I did to the car when getting it in may! ..after discovering the back footwells were sodden :/

Turns out its the scuttle clip cup, its fractured allowing water to wick...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2017, 21:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
That sounds hopeful It was only after...

That sounds hopeful
It was only after searching for the leak someone said to check the scuttle clips. I guess the cup is broken.. Will have to have another investigate next weekend in the light, ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2017, 20:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Animesis
Scuttle clip leak

On the passenger side I've got a scuttle clip that keeps working loose (the end one) and then the panel lifts slightly and allows a fast drop off water into the passenger footwear in at weather....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2017, 13:48
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Animesis
Thats a fine idea! Annoyed at myself for not...

Thats a fine idea! Annoyed at myself for not thinking about how grease attracts dirt haha
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2017, 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Animesis
Smile Electric seat screeching when adjusting

Ive had a quick poke around but wit hit getting dark so early its not easy... When the drivers seat is moved rearwards its makes quite a screech about half way back. Its not for the entire adjustment...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2016, 01:04
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Animesis
Fuel Gauge goes down halfway then goes up again

For a few weeks now the gauge has been odd, Im thinking it may be a sign of the intank pump not working or some damage/dislocation to the floats?

The gauge shows full as normal when filled with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2016, 23:03
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Animesis
Oh please do ! May have to go with the cheapo can...

Oh please do ! May have to go with the cheapo can for now as the car has emptied our pockets every month since owning it! -and now the fans seemingly died ^^;;..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2016, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By Animesis
Halfords Paint any good?

As you've probably seen from the past several months the past owners of the car wern't too kind to ours but now that its more or less mechanically sound I want to do something about the bumper. I've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2016, 22:01
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By Animesis
Loving all the replies. Its fantastic that the...

Loving all the replies. Its fantastic that the car is so popular across all the generations
The design is beautiful, 17 years later and it still stands out in a car park as a beautiful machine and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2016, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By Animesis
Driver age group?

Strictly speaking the car isnt mine but my partners, Im just the mechanic trying my best to keep the darn thing going ! It wasnt particularly looked after by past owners sadly and has needed a lot of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2016, 08:36
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
Well there's interesting, I noticed the car was...

Well there's interesting, I noticed the car was quieter than usual, checked and the fan appears to have stopped working
Pressed demist and it didn't start up
Perhaps the growl was the fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2016, 11:25
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
Oh ill give that a go this weekend and see what...

Oh ill give that a go this weekend and see what happens -unfortunately the car is used from dawn until dark with winter here-
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2016, 22:06
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
Definitely no resistor on the fan, saw one with a...

Definitely no resistor on the fan, saw one with a gold resister at the scrappy a few weeks ago and was tempted to take it..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2016, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
With the demist pressed its just on constantly...

With the demist pressed its just on constantly regardless of the temperature outside or of the engine etc

Ive never heard it run at different speeds, when its on its quite a noise!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2016, 23:01
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
Crankshaft pulley, noted The fan has been...

Crankshaft pulley, noted
The fan has been bugging me, it seems to be running very fast. Always runs with the demist, its an old three speed fan, but does seem a bit fast
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2016, 22:40
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Animesis
Aircon growling at me?

It always had the occasional whale noise. But today it started growling when the compressor kicks in, looking around it could be lack of oil in the mix, low gas pressure, or the compressor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2016, 00:44
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Animesis
Diesel in tank pump test?

I've stuck my head to the filler opening and didn't hear anything definitive. Lifted the rear seat and lifted the pump out a couple of inches and listened closely and there was the faintest whirring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2016, 17:11
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Animesis
Agree with T-Cut here, I recently had to remove...

Agree with T-Cut here, I recently had to remove about 10 miles of silicon off a caraboat to redo it all and make it watertight again. That silicon removing stuff was a godsend!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2016, 21:50
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Animesis
Hadnt considered that, time to look up how to...

Hadnt considered that, time to look up how to strip them down ^^;;
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2016, 21:31
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Animesis
Electric folding mirrors folding uneven amounts

The passenger side mirror folds in further than the left, I imagine theres some kind of adjustable switch or something to control how far it folds in? They both fold out to the same position.
More...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2016, 21:29
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Animesis
Two mysteries solved at once! I wondered where...

Two mysteries solved at once! I wondered where the cabin temperature sensors.. sensor was :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2016, 21:18
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Animesis
Vent thing next to the steering wheel/console?

Ive often wondered what the small black grilled vent thing next to the steering wheel/console is, and whilst wiring in the new satnav I noticed it has a white tube going to it. Ive never noticed any...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th November 2016, 14:08
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By Animesis
Wiring HK Amp in with 17pin

Hiya, been fitting the satnav, and discovered the car has the 17 pin connector but I would like to use the amp to get the woofer going.

The problem is the only guides I can find for wiring new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2016, 18:35
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Animesis
We had the same issue, at first the satnav in the...

We had the same issue, at first the satnav in the back was running and didnt seem to turn off after locking the car, you could hear the fan running, -dried it out on the gas boiler over night and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2016, 11:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By Animesis
Glad to say I did the wishbone ones when I...

Glad to say I did the wishbone ones when I changed the gearbox! One less job :) The lower mount did have a small crack, I suppose that would be enough to cause vibration
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2016, 10:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By Animesis
Old Hydromount autopsy

Though you chaps might be intrigued to see the old hydromount I discovered needing replacing when I fitted a new thermostat.
After removing it I cut the old one in half as I was interested to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2016, 09:35
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By Animesis
Sunroof Assembly?

A few weeks ago I posted about a persistant and growing rattle on my 75 sunroof and Ive managed to narrow it down a bit further. If gently push the glass up, on the drivers side the glass lifts a few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2016, 16:30
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Animesis
still hoping someone might have an idea! Its...

still hoping someone might have an idea! Its driving me mad
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2016, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Animesis
Certainly possible but depending on the condition...

Certainly possible but depending on the condition of your subframe it might be worth getting it out. The captive nuts do have a habit of breaking free judging by what others have said. So i took the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2016, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Animesis
There is a fix! Pull the top of the door card...

There is a fix! Pull the top of the door card away from the door, then using a screwdriver bend the metal clips at the top to make them grip tightly again. Careful you don't damage the door card...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2016, 19:43
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Animesis
Gearbox oil seal change

Changed my thermostat today only to notice the gearbox is weeping oil at the n/s driveshaft. Is changing that seal quite an easy job? Also noticed my hydromount was past it and needs replacing, I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2016, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Animesis
Needle didnt rise at 125 degree

Any ideas why the needle shouldnt have moved up at all? Regularly check the coolant level and the dash temperature check now, but am concerned that the needle didnt move :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2016, 11:53
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Animesis
Understandable not to display it publicly, but...

Understandable not to display it publicly, but it is possible to get them out without smashing a window or damaging the car? Thats good news, we only have one set here..
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th November 2016, 17:50
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Animesis
Heres a diagram of the wires, would not the 60...

Heres a diagram of the wires, would not the 60 pin connectors be an easier way to connect all speakers and sub, without the need for the amp presumably?
...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th November 2016, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Animesis
Two ways to wire in android satnav?

Bought a satnav off ebay, wish i could have gone with Sean but money is a bit tight.
Anyways it arrived with an adapter and it seems that it has two ways to wire in, one via the adapter and one with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2016, 15:37
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Animesis
I had a bearing go recently. Most people said the...

I had a bearing go recently. Most people said the good old check for play but there was none noticeable, but the noise was unbearable (enjoyed very loud music on the motorway for a few weeks)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2016, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Animesis
I had just presumed the pressure of the pumped...

I had just presumed the pressure of the pumped water, but thats good to know. I was having a slight panic that there may be another significant leak somewhere!

Love the car but she really is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2016, 08:39
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Animesis
Coolant loss overnight

Have a thermostat thats been weeping for some time -parts in the post!- checked the level again this morning and it appears to have dropped about half a pint overnight whilst doing nothing.

What...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2016, 19:21
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Animesis
As I thought, my partner was watching the needle...

As I thought, my partner was watching the needle but as it hadnt changed didnt think anything was wrong. What controls the needle out of interest?
Since seeing that temperature I have firmly made it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2016, 12:34
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Animesis
Coolant leak and Overheating?

the thermostat seal is weeping something terrible, losing about 500ml for 50-100 miles, so keeps needing topping up until the part arrives. My partner uses the car for work -im just the tech!- and...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 5th November 2016, 13:49
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Animesis
New SATNAV

Have a little bit of money in the back pocket again -other things came up with the car and I had to put the upgrade off- though not as much as before

Working with my current budget would this :...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2016, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Animesis
New Thermostat

Have a leaky seal on my thermostat and whilst reading about it I came across some threads saying the original thermostats had an issue and so it was worth replacing? An "early opening problem", is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2016, 18:11
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Animesis
Sunroof Rattle/Vibration

Our sunroof has developed an irritating vibration that comes intermittently and quite often at speeds over 40.
It was quite rare at first and I couldnt figure it out, but as its become more and more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2016, 18:04
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By Animesis
Had to change one of mine last month, recommend...

Had to change one of mine last month, recommend removing the rear subframe, its not too difficult. Then if the captive nuts breaks free as it often does - and mine did - you can get at it easily. If...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2016, 10:20
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Animesis
Having had a closer look again today it does...

Having had a closer look again today it does appear to be leaking from the thermostat housing seals, or Oring, I will try changing the O ring this weekend
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2016, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Animesis
I can but hope! Is there any tips when checking...

I can but hope! Is there any tips when checking it out as its a right pig to get to
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2016, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Animesis
is there a method to check the pump?

is there a method to check the pump?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2016, 21:36
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Animesis
Coolant loss

Driving about 500miles a week and after each week the coolant needs topping upto about 1/4 to 1/2 a pint. I know its leaking from where the water pump connects onto the engine.
Would the pump be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2016, 16:19
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Animesis
If its what I think, then yes you can simply...

If its what I think, then yes you can simply replace them, the easiest way to find the plastic adjuster arm is to pop to a local scrappy pull the light off open the back, unscrew it all the way then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2016, 17:39
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Animesis
Fitting FBH GSM Query

I was wondering, does the power drain while not in the car trigger off the alarm when turning on the FBH and climate controls via GSM?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2016, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By Animesis
We had a similar issue, it was the gearbox, the...

We had a similar issue, it was the gearbox, the n/s driveshaft was loose in it - hold the driveshaft as close to the gearbox as possible and try to move it up and down. Check its not loose there. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2016, 19:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Animesis
I left mine on the gas boiler for a couple of...

I left mine on the gas boiler for a couple of days to get nice and warm and dry, it all powers off now :) I can only suppose there was a small amount of damp somewhere inside it where I couldnt see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2016, 17:01
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Animesis
Put the front of the car up on blocks and ran the...

Put the front of the car up on blocks and ran the engine in gear, and the o/sis definitely having a good rumble, n/s isnt. The ABS light came on for a bit today after that -went out now- I do wonder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2016, 09:52
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Animesis
That's my biggest worry Had a look and gave the...

That's my biggest worry
Had a look and gave the wheel a spin and seems to be free, can't feel any grinding but then it only makes noise when cruising left at speed
Would a wheel bearing on the way...
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