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Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2022, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the update Tom. When you return to a...

Thanks for the update Tom. When you return to a very hot car interior, the "lazy venting" feature (activated by T4) is useful but if you haven't got that I recommend the following:


Lower the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 09:57
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By SD1too
Hmmm, an interesting question Chris. The demist...

Hmmm, an interesting question Chris. The demist function sets the airflow to the screen and a very high blower speed whereas 'Auto' mode is likely to direct the air mainly to feet and face level...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 17:16
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By SD1too
At only 20,000 miles John you've nothing to fear...

At only 20,000 miles John you've nothing to fear driving to Lates. Your engine is barely run-in! My 18 years old belts were indistinguishable from the new ones when I replaced them (and they'd done...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 12:14
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, I'd say that your best bet is to...

Hi John,

I'd say that your best bet is to get on the A14 and let Lates do it, as has already been suggested. They will know that your 190 engine needs the special horseshoe adaptors which were an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2022, 11:53
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By SD1too
Hi James and thanks for reporting back. Your...

Hi James and thanks for reporting back. Your engine can't be overheating at 80˚ so are you sure that it was steam and not oil burning off the LH exhaust manifold or a coolant pipe?

I see that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By SD1too
He sold his car in January Dave. Simon

He sold his car in January Dave.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2022, 08:53
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By SD1too
There's no need to be James, it's normal for...

There's no need to be James, it's normal for engines with electric cooling fans. However your temperatures are too low. When the car is in motion you should be seeing about 92˚ and in stationary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 08:35
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By SD1too
Terry; to prevent the loss of refrigerant gas,...

Terry; to prevent the loss of refrigerant gas, air conditioning systems need to be run periodically all year round (say once a month). If you haven't been doing that, it will probably explain what's...
Forum: V8 Forum 31st July 2022, 17:04
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By SD1too
Your V6 probably had a fault so it's unwise to...

Your V6 probably had a fault so it's unwise to use that as a comparison.

Your V8's fan (air conditioning off) will not run until the coolant reaches 99˚C. This should happen only when moving...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 31st July 2022, 16:52
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
Each unit will have the K-bus on one of its...

Each unit will have the K-bus on one of its connector pins. The wire colour code is white/red/yellow. You'll need a multimeter to check that the signal is there but it's not a straightforward "live"...
Forum: V8 Forum 31st July 2022, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for testing your fan's slow speed David. ...

Thanks for testing your fan's slow speed David.
The fast speed can be checked in the same way as for the other engines, by removing the trinary switch connector and joining the light green/red and...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 30th July 2022, 12:32
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
No they don't. All units receive a parallel power...

No they don't. All units receive a parallel power supply from both battery and ignition switch aux. feeds.

What all the units have in common (including the rotary coupler for the steering wheel...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 30th July 2022, 11:20
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, I doubt that the radio unit is...

Hi Martin,

I doubt that the radio unit is the problem.

First of all, when you first unlock the car does the navigation computer/disc drive switch on and display a red LED beside the CD slot?
...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th July 2022, 08:28
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By SD1too
Hello Stewart, Three years ago Stocktake,...

Hello Stewart,

Three years ago Stocktake, the "viz whizz", put me on to a supply of motors from China via eBay. I've just checked and the item number is still listed but the seller has changed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2022, 12:38
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By SD1too
There are fairly recent threads on this subject...

There are fairly recent threads on this subject Ravinder, some of them mine.

It can all be transferred to a new case. You don't need a replacement blank blade. There are a multitude of new cases...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 09:52
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By SD1too
You're right, the compressor is at the front of...

You're right, the compressor is at the front of both the V6 and diesel engines. However the view from above on the V6 is good as you can see from Arctic's video but on the diesel it's probably...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: As you've just bought the...

:wot: :iagree:

As you've just bought the car it's likely that a bodge is there just waiting to be discovered. :o

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 09:41
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By SD1too
Ian, Arctic's video is of a V6. The compressor on...

Ian, Arctic's video is of a V6. The compressor on your diesel is in roughly the same place but is below the alternator and power steering pump (according to MGR drawing).

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2022, 09:29
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By SD1too
Hello Julio, You must have the car's side...

Hello Julio,

You must have the car's side lights or headlamps switched on for the front fog lamps to work and for the warning lamp to show in the instrument pack.

According to Rover you should...
Forum: V8 Forum 29th July 2022, 09:26
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By SD1too
You're right there David except that your...

You're right there David except that your radiator fan should have triggered and provided air flow. Best to check it.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2022, 09:19
Replies: 30
Views: 1,547
Posted By SD1too
:D As you know I'm not a diesel man but I do...

:D
As you know I'm not a diesel man but I do have a full colour illustration of your engine. I think some lying on the ground will be required. The compressor appears to be right at the bottom of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2022, 17:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,547
Posted By SD1too
It was a resistor fault Ian but you appear to...

It was a resistor fault Ian but you appear to have something else wrong.

The easiest way of telling whether the system has sufficient refrigerant gas is to ask Mrs. Macafee to start the engine and...
Forum: V8 Forum 28th July 2022, 17:23
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By SD1too
David, Reading your account the first thing...

David,

Reading your account the first thing to do, before reaching for your credit card, is to check that your radiator fan is working on both speeds using the "demist test".

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2022, 17:17
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By SD1too
Another member with a diesel looked into this in...

Another member with a diesel looked into this in great detail. He found that the rheostat on one of the floats was damaged over a small area. If you're handy with a multimeter you can check for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2022, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By SD1too
KV6 year 2000

Here's an extract from a 1999 RAVE document Tim:

"There are two oxygen sensors fitted to a Rover 75 which utilises a Siemens 2000 EMS, both are pre catalyst. There is an option for a third (post...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2022, 08:06
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By SD1too
Hi Jamie, As you've got quite a bit of tread...

Hi Jamie,

As you've got quite a bit of tread remaining I would take the car for a 4 wheel alignment (https://www.alignmycar.co.uk) right away!

Even though the steering wheel is set to its...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2022, 13:12
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By SD1too
Hi Julio, Wouldn't it be easier to refit...

Hi Julio,

Wouldn't it be easier to refit your original module with the switch panel transferred from the donor? Then you don't have to reprogram anything. ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2022, 08:10
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the clarification Julio. Your...

Thanks for the clarification Julio.

Your original factory-fitted Light Switch Module (LSM) is programmed specifically to your car's VIN. Have you re-programmed the replacement using T4 or Toaf?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2022, 06:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By SD1too
This is what Nathan says in his first post ... ...

This is what Nathan says in his first post ...

He didn't say whether the engine was cold or hot but since his fan didn't run we can discount engine coolant temperature affecting the test.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2022, 06:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By SD1too
:wot: It's possible yes. Suzublu has a 1.8...

:wot:
It's possible yes. Suzublu has a 1.8 litre with the MEMS rather than the Siemens engine management ECU. The two may be programmed differently as far as air conditioning condenser fan control...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 16:28
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By SD1too
Agreed Stefan. :} Simon

Agreed Stefan. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 16:21
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By SD1too
Jules' guide is now thirteen years old so some of...

Jules' guide is now thirteen years old so some of what is written there needs updating and clarifying. Unfortunately Jules no longer routinely visits this forum to do this. However he does say that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 15:38
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By SD1too
Do you have manual air conditioning Stefan with a...

Do you have manual air conditioning Stefan with a push button marked "A/C"?

We use the demist test to check slow speed fan operation, yes, because it always activates the air conditioning and when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2022, 15:08
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By SD1too
That sounds like gobbledegook to me Julio. The...

That sounds like gobbledegook to me Julio. The relay is not capable of "rejecting" anything, it's a passive component. Installing a bridging wire to get around this is a bodge. As the foglamp warning...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2022, 14:46
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By SD1too
Those are Ash Grey seats Gary. Black was reserved...

Those are Ash Grey seats Gary. Black was reserved for the ZT until the facelift Rovers arrived. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 14:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By SD1too
Today member Stocktake has posted...

Today member Stocktake has posted (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2940221&postcount=1) that the "demist test" on his 1999 Rover 2.5 KV6 results in the radiator fan running when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By SD1too
Here is the post by Savestones to which you're...

Here is the post by Savestones to which you're referring Dave. It's worth noting that when he mentions "coolant" in the first paragraph he means refrigerant and not antifreeze solution.

I'm not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2022, 14:04
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By SD1too
Correction: the "demist" test

No, I am afraid you have drawn the wrong conclusion Stefan.

When the windscreen demist button is pressed (the "demist test") it activates the air conditioning automatically. Because of this, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2022, 14:35
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: As you've said that the new...

:iagree:

As you've said that the new lubricating oil turns black straight away it's a sure sign that a dose of Comma Flush Out (not an additive :}) is justified. By the sound of it you may need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2022, 14:19
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By SD1too
I'm afraid it's not normal Ashley, there is...

I'm afraid it's not normal Ashley, there is something wrong.

When you bled both your engines did you follow the MG Rover procedure exactly?


I think you mean at the bottom of the tank don't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2022, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By SD1too
Yes it is Dave. :} OK thanks. My post was...

Yes it is Dave. :}

OK thanks. My post was just to point out that what you heard must have been the medium (2nd) speed, not the top (3rd) speed, if it was triggered by the air conditioning. I'm...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd July 2022, 10:26
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By SD1too
The best way of doing that Steve is to take...

The best way of doing that Steve is to take overall control yourself. That's what I did when I restored my SD1 from the steering wheel backwards. ;)
The next principle is "if it ain't broke don't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 10:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By SD1too
So you have Ron, my apologies. :bowdown: I...

So you have Ron, my apologies. :bowdown:
I didn't notice it lurking above the massive picture of burr walnut trim and the soft leather gearstick gaiter. ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 10:44
Replies: 23
Views: 4,701
Posted By SD1too
I'd say that you've made the right decision Gary....

I'd say that you've made the right decision Gary. Your existing battery was most likely killed off by its four month lay-up without a maintenance charge. If you're in this situation again it's worth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By SD1too
Hi Nigel, It remains a mystery under what...

Hi Nigel,

It remains a mystery under what conditions the system switches to and from recirculation mode. This is a question for the software designers. It appears that, rather crudely, when the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 09:39
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By SD1too
Some info on the "useless" temp. gauge

Hello Don,

Here is the guide (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=55585) to displaying the actual coolant temperature (test 7.0) in your instrument pack. It's a good idea to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2022, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Dave for the history. It will be...

Thanks Dave for the history. It will be interesting to know if any oil can be drained from the filler plug when you have it on the bench.

Was the radiator fan working on all speeds? I know that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2022, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, When mine failed it was where they...

Hi Bob,

When mine failed it was where they were held in a supporting clip. My guess is that the inability of rainwater to drain away was responsible. Also a grotty appearance can be superficial so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2022, 16:11
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By SD1too
:o Well at least you'll be familiar with the...

:o
Well at least you'll be familiar with the procedure to access the compressor bolts Dave. ;)
I can't help wondering why your compressor should have seized. Insufficient oil in the refrigerant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2022, 11:07
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By SD1too
OK, thanks for the update Hector. Just one thing;...

OK, thanks for the update Hector. Just one thing; if your 1.8 is anything like my V6, the drier is integral with the condenser which you've recently renewed anyway.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2022, 10:20
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By SD1too
Hello Hector, From your June thread ... ...

Hello Hector,

From your June thread ...

Then, a few days ago ...

You've explained this in TomTheTyke's thread ...

My suggestion is that you book a return visit by the mobile specialist...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th July 2022, 10:08
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, Do bear in mind that fitting a...

Hi Steve,

Do bear in mind that fitting a replacement engine won't exactly be cheap. It involves a lot of labour and it's risky as you won't know what you've got until you've spent the money and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2022, 09:26
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SD1too
I agree. The condenser is vulnerable to damage by...

I agree. The condenser is vulnerable to damage by flying stones so a slow leak is a possibility as is inefficiency when the fins rot and fall off as powder (most often seen at the bottom).

You can...
Forum: Items Wanted 20th July 2022, 09:11
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By SD1too
3.5 bar is what RAVE says Drew, yes. Simon

3.5 bar is what RAVE says Drew, yes.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 19th July 2022, 15:49
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By SD1too
The 1.8 engine used an in-tank regulator Drew so...

The 1.8 engine used an in-tank regulator Drew so that's a non-starter.
The KV6 (both 2.0 and 2.5 litres) have the same fuel pressure so I would expect the regulator to be the same. According to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2022, 10:16
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pete, You're correct to observe that now...

Hi Pete,

You're correct to observe that now is not the ideal time to judge an air conditioning system too critically. However, the most common reasons why your Rover is not as cool as your other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2022, 09:56
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By SD1too
I don't believe that is a fault Robert. You'll...

I don't believe that is a fault Robert. You'll appreciate that some fresh air has to be introduced to the cabin. I think that one of the manuals says that windows would become foggy if the air was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2022, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By SD1too
Tudor, is the ABS warning light illuminating? ...

Tudor, is the ABS warning light illuminating?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2022, 09:43
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
I think Gary has hit the nail on the head here. I...

I think Gary has hit the nail on the head here. I have thought the same thing about both my cars' air conditioning but in the current high temperatures (mid to upper thirties) I'd say that we are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2022, 16:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve and John for this useful feedback. ...

Thanks Steve and John for this useful feedback.

Just to equip you with some information prior to your visit, I've never had to replace a leaking air con. 'O' ring seal in 33 years. The special...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2022, 09:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, This is the reason why I frequently...

Hi John,

This is the reason why I frequently advise members not to waste their time and money at fast-fit places.

What you need then is a mobile self-employed specialist equipped with the the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2022, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rik, My thoughts are that you don't have...

Hi Rik,

My thoughts are that you don't have incontrovertible evidence to conclude that the whine is gearbox related. It's also intermittent and your car has covered a fairly high mileage.

You...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 15:31
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
My best guess Lewis is that you have a low...

My best guess Lewis is that you have a low refrigerant charge as it's leaking somewhere. You need an air con. specialist to do a nitrogen test. I think you're going to have to head into Southampton....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 15:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By SD1too
Condenser renewal

Yes Tom, remove the bumper. Once disconnected plug the refrigerant lines to keep moisture and dirt out. Why not have a go? If you get stuck I'm sure that the mobile specialist will complete the job...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 13:17
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
I'd say that is correct Lewis. It's the air...

I'd say that is correct Lewis. It's the air temperature that you would expect from the vents with a properly working system.

Which prompts a question! With the temperature controls set to "Lo" on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 11:59
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
Hello Lewis, As Arctic said in the other...

Hello Lewis,

As Arctic said in the other thread, you have covered a lot of ground already and probably unnecessarily spent a lot of money.

It's not a good idea to try to cure faults by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2022, 07:53
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By SD1too
Hello Adam, The refrigerant pipes to the...

Hello Adam,

The refrigerant pipes to the evaporator pass through the driver's footwell alongside the heater/AC unit. If you remove the trim panels you'll see.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th July 2022, 10:11
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By SD1too
Hi Robert, I came across this on a car that...

Hi Robert,

I came across this on a car that I was repairing last year. The tube underneath the cabin air filter wasn't damaged but it had been dislocated due to over zealous rodding. The tube...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2022, 14:27
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By SD1too
It's the radiator that you can see at the front...

It's the radiator that you can see at the front of the engine bay, identified by a large rubber hose feeding the driver's side upper corner. This contains coolant (antifreeze solution).
The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2022, 14:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By SD1too
Hello Matt, I've just tried Stocktake's test...

Hello Matt,

I've just tried Stocktake's test on my KV6 auto (of the same age as his). With my right hand resting on the traction control actuator and my left switching on the ignition, I can feel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2022, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By SD1too
A very sound theory Rob! :D I was thinking...

A very sound theory Rob! :D

I was thinking that you might withdraw the instrument pack to re-seat all the connectors to it.

You seem to have partial loss of CAN bus comms. not total, and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2022, 08:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rob, This is very useful evidence. I...

Hi Rob,

This is very useful evidence. I think you should look at the instrument pack wiring connections as it acts as a CAN bus communication "gateway". It's common to all the fault symptoms you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By SD1too
KV6 only

Hello Matt,

This 3 year old thread is interesting and mention of traction control and cruise control components prompted me to read all about it in RAVE.

Firstly just to clarify that these two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2022, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By SD1too
I'd suggest that you investigate further before...

I'd suggest that you investigate further before reaching a decision. Fully expose the cambelt to check for stripped teeth. If necessary, release the tension and take off the belt. The cause of engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By SD1too
Hello Per, I don't have a 1.8T but from the...

Hello Per,

I don't have a 1.8T but from the diagrams in the manual there doesn't appear to be a Woodruff key. The timing belt gear wheel seems to be located on the crankshaft by means of a groove...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 15:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By SD1too
P1470 usually results when either the balance...

P1470 usually results when either the balance flap valve has stuck in mid position or indicates a fault with the actuator.

P1472 results when the power actuator cannot drive the valve linkage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2022, 11:39
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin & Stefan, I've had a look at a...

Hi Martin & Stefan,

I've had a look at a 2002 Electronic Parts Catalogue (which doesn't cover the 1.8T unfortunately).

There were three tanks, two pump units and two filter module units with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 09:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,445
Posted By SD1too
You mean the filter canister Stefan don't you,...

You mean the filter canister Stefan don't you, not the pump. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 10:32
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, If you used Engineering Carbon...

Hi Stefan,

If you used Engineering Carbon Products' brushes on your 3 speed motor then you'll have to wait a very long time before the "next time"! :D (I renewed mine 57,000 miles ago and still...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 10:12
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By SD1too
It's nice to have an inexpensive and satisfactory...

It's nice to have an inexpensive and satisfactory solution Malcolm! Thanks for reporting back.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By SD1too
Mike, I would urge you to do this job using the...

Mike, I would urge you to do this job using the official MG Rover method. It's not easy or quick but you will be able to see what you're doing with far superior access. You'll need this when fitting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 13:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
Unfortunately these "headers" are sometimes not...

Unfortunately these "headers" are sometimes not junction boxes but splices bound in harness tape. :o According to the connectors section of RAVE, this one is behind the passenger airbag (there's a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
Good Morning Paul, It seems only the IPK is...

Good Morning Paul,

It seems only the IPK is affected, as you've said. With this in mind and that KV6 ECM faults are extremely rare, I'd recommend that you follow the Workbook's advice to look for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
The CAN bus communication between the Engine...

The CAN bus communication between the Engine Control Module and Instrument Pack has an intermittent fault [Source: RAVE].

It's good to know it's not the gearbox eh?

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd June 2022, 13:32
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By SD1too
Undertray original fixings

Hi Stubs,

You might be interested to know that these are Dzus fasteners and are available from BMW parts counters.

Stud: B 51718218323

Plastic washer (prevents loss of stud if it has not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By SD1too
Hello Paul, Strange as it may seem, the 'EP'...

Hello Paul,

Strange as it may seem, the 'EP' indication does not necessarily mean a gearbox fault. It could be CAN bus communication problems with the automatic transmission ECU.

To rule this...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd June 2022, 12:36
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By SD1too
Year 2000, Connoisseur, LHD

Hello Stan,

Is the switch pack you're seeking for your (LHD) passenger seat?
The up/down arrows on Arctic's photo are for seat height on the driver's side. The passenger side electric seat has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By SD1too
The standard for spade connectors is 1/4 in. Ian...

The standard for spade connectors is 1/4 in. Ian which you should be able to confirm by measurement. :D

Vehicle Wiring Products (https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk) in Ilkeston will have what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 07:45
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By SD1too
Hi Malcolm, It was the ancillary belt...

Hi Malcolm,

It was the ancillary belt tensioner I was asking about! :D From memory, if you remove the OSF wheel arch liner you can observe it whilst an assistant revs the engine. I once did this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 13:11
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By SD1too
At 116,000 miles has your ancillary belt...

At 116,000 miles has your ancillary belt tensioner ever been renewed?

You could also examine your engine mountings.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 12:56
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SD1too
The important serrated clips

Here's an important tip for you Bill.

After you've fitted the new thermostat along with the two pipes, it is absolutely vital that the two plastic serrated clips in the channels on the straight...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 10:28
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the excellent data Bill. As Phil says...

Thanks for the excellent data Bill. As Phil says your thermostat is the suspect; failing to close properly or opening early and the only cure for that is a new one unless you've had work done on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By SD1too
I've noticed that the IPK algorithm appears to...

I've noticed that the IPK algorithm appears to take account of rate of consumption as well as tank contents. When low on fuel after a cold start my warning light is on then, after driving a short...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 22:38
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SD1too
The reason for my question is that we've recently...

The reason for my question is that we've recently confirmed that on a KV6 the "demist test" for the radiator fan won't work if there's no refrigerant gas in the air con. system. As you say you never...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By SD1too
No, others have suffered problems when doing...

No, others have suffered problems when doing that. The official method is to release the hose connector from the fuel pipe at the rear of the engine bay; a very strong squeeze is required. You can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for the extra information Bill. ...

Thanks very much for the extra information Bill.

From experience I would not rely on what Torque and PScan is telling you, particularly as a temperature of 66˚C would not result in steam from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By SD1too
Hello Simon, I don't think there's anything...

Hello Simon,

I don't think there's anything wrong with your fuel gauge. The two tank senders are wired in series so it is impossible to have separate readings as the IPK diagnostics guide suggests...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SD1too
Hello Bill, Can I begin by checking a few...

Hello Bill,

Can I begin by checking a few details with you please.

When you say "66c and overheated", how are you measuring the coolant temperature? What is happening to lead you to believe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By SD1too
Hi Peter, I'm delighted that you've had...

Hi Peter,

I'm delighted that you've had success with my guide to posting your photographs! :D Your wiring to the Revotec looks very neat.

I can't imagine how the normal current consumption of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 15:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By SD1too
Yes (you do have to buy the housing as well, the...

Yes (you do have to buy the housing as well, the motor isn't available separately as I incorrectly said earlier. Sorry about that! :o).

I had exactly the same symptoms as you have Nathan and I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 11:14
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By SD1too
Hi Geoff, I can understand your thinking but...

Hi Geoff,

I can understand your thinking but of course the thread in the caliper will still be prone to rust. The way I deal with the problem is as follows:


Remove the nipple and clean its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 10:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By SD1too
No, it's the air supply to irrigate the fuel...

No, it's the air supply to irrigate the fuel injectors. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 09:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By SD1too
Hi Nathan, I had this fault a few weeks ago;...

Hi Nathan,

I had this fault a few weeks ago; high idle of 1,100 rpm when first starting on a warm summer's day rising to 2,000 - 3,000 rpm as the engine reached normal operating temperature. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 09:01
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: And better quality sound! Simon

:laughing2:
And better quality sound!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2022, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By SD1too
Hello Peter, Thanks for telling your story....

Hello Peter,

Thanks for telling your story. I remember coming to your house last summer to help stop the ejection of coolant from your expansion tank.

Was there any evidence to suggest how the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2022, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By SD1too
:clap: Well done Ron! :bowdown: Mike; I...

:clap:
Well done Ron! :bowdown:

Mike; I happen to have a 2004 specification brochure and Harman Kardon (with rear tweeters) was standard only on Contemporary SE trim and unavailable as an option...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 16:19
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By SD1too
For repair Rob you could try this company...

For repair Rob you could try this company (https://automotivecompressor.co.uk) based near Southampton. They're not brilliant, taking two attempts to replace a shaft seal for me but their rate was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 08:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By SD1too
You already have the answer Dougie in my previous...

You already have the answer Dougie in my previous post! :D

From your tests it appears that the brush which has worn beyond its minimum length is the shared earth for low and medium speeds. You'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2022, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By SD1too
Hello David, Just to clarify you're asking...

Hello David,

Just to clarify you're asking about the rear bush housing bolts. I can't tell you the thread pitch I'm afraid but it's my understanding that metric sizes come with normal and fine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2022, 07:41
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Peter for taking the time and...

Thanks very much Peter for taking the time and trouble to examine the system and to explain to us how its constructed. :bowdown: I'm pleased that it's working now.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2022, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ben, The PCB (circuit board) controls...

Hi Ben,

The PCB (circuit board) controls only the central locking. is that what you're having trouble with?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2022, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, As the majority of the KV6 engine...

Hi John,

As the majority of the KV6 engine is aluminium alloy I wouldn't bother if I were you (particularly at 171,000 miles :D).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By SD1too
Under normal operating conditions Julien, no. ...

Under normal operating conditions Julien, no.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 08:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By SD1too
Yes, or you can examine which brushes need...

Yes, or you can examine which brushes need replacement and order accordingly. They're also available singly or as a pair. It's unlikely that the high speed brush (purple wire) will have worn at all....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 07:58
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By SD1too
Hello Hector, I'd recommend that you book a...

Hello Hector,

I'd recommend that you book a mobile air conditioning specialist who will come to your house with the necessary knowledge, experience and equipment to find the problem for you....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2022, 07:38
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By SD1too
It very much sounds as if you're losing your...

It very much sounds as if you're losing your refrigerant gas.

Who is working on your system Hector? To recharge the system properly any "old" refrigerant must be evacuated first. Do not buy a home...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 16:29
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By SD1too
How does this system work then Russ? Simon

How does this system work then Russ?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 16:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By SD1too
The wiring diagram shows two supplies to the glow...

The wiring diagram shows two supplies to the glow plug ECU:

A direct battery feed via FL6 (100 amps) which is the brown/white wire. This will provide the heating current.
A supply via the main...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2022, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By SD1too
I think this is because only car manufacturers...

I think this is because only car manufacturers can provide the necessary data which shows whether or not a vehicle meets the relevant Euro standard. Also, the government doesn't want to get involved...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 08:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By SD1too
The way forward

Hello Adrian,

My diagnosis is that your battery is being flattened by a faulty glow plug ECU. That's why the 100 amp megafuse is blowing. Follow Russ' advice and unplug the glow plug ECU then use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 08:10
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By SD1too
Peter, could you report back on Dave's suggestion...

Peter, could you report back on Dave's suggestion please?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 21:11
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By SD1too
What's your thinking Dave? If the motor ran...

What's your thinking Dave? If the motor ran backwards, wouldn't it pump water from the tubes back into the reservoir? :shrug:

What are the other two wires in your photo?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By SD1too
The proposal is to extend the ULEZ to all London...

The proposal is to extend the ULEZ to all London boroughs and I expect that it will come into force. To date, nothing has stopped the Congestion Charge, the LEZ and the widening scope of the ULEZ.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 20:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By SD1too
The only real way to find out is to open it up...

The only real way to find out is to open it up and look. There's no point in guessing.

The symptoms of PCB failure are that the fan doesn't turn off so the battery needs to be disconnected to stop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 08:12
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By SD1too
Hi Peter, The ZT-T washer wiring diagram is...

Hi Peter,

The ZT-T washer wiring diagram is confusing to say the least. The sub-loom from the rear wash/wipe controls isn't shown at all!

I'd like to see this if you fancy a day trip to London....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 07:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By SD1too
KV6 fan test only with charged air conditioning

Thanks very much Nathan for posting the result of your test which will be helpful to us all.

Pressing the windscreen demist button also turns on the air conditioning. This is because the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By SD1too
Yes with one complication. Your year 2000 car...

Yes with one complication. Your year 2000 car (like mine) will have the original design (no. 10 here (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001706)) which is no longer available. The pipe and hoses...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
Hi Nigel, Thanks for the helpful temperature...

Hi Nigel,

Thanks for the helpful temperature information, particularly the above. In your shoes I would disconnect your digital gauge from the CAN bus and use the car's built-in instrument pack...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2022, 08:23
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By SD1too
Hello Ian, As suzublu says, if you're a...

Hello Ian,

As suzublu says, if you're a handy with tools you can fit a new case yourself. A word of caution though, many of the eBay items are very poor quality and don't fit together properly.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 08:17
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
Hello Nigel, I suspect that your cooling...

Hello Nigel,

I suspect that your cooling system problems are related to this. The garage hasn't refilled and bled the system properly and you have an air lock.

First and most importantly, as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By SD1too
Yes Phil you would still be able to look after a...

Yes Phil you would still be able to look after a ZT yourself. Depending upon which one you choose you'll find performance tweaks in addition to the firmer suspension and styling changes inside and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 08:26
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, I've read of another similar...

Hi Stefan,

I've read of another similar experience. I went to the trouble of buying the genuine MGR bolt (RYG 101220) and nut (FX 110057). They're both flanged and described as M10 "deformed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 08:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By SD1too
I've seen the results of this Stefan. The end of...

I've seen the results of this Stefan. The end of the camshaft remains exposed and goes rusty. :eek: :mad: It's not a method I would ever use.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2022, 20:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By SD1too
Hello Peter, If you have a 3 speed motor...

Hello Peter,

If you have a 3 speed motor then fitting new brushes is the most cost effective repair. If you can see a resistor through the radiator grille (2 speed system) and it's silver then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2022, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By SD1too
Yes Olly, suspect the tensioner pulley bearing...

Yes Olly, suspect the tensioner pulley bearing which is renewable separately. Check the idler wheel as well.

Out of interest what's the car's mileage?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 14:56
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the test result Karl. I'm wondering...

Thanks for the test result Karl. I'm wondering whether this is a purely mechanical fault. Member Rick-sta, who does modifications to the instrument pack, might be able to shed some light on it.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 07:57
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By SD1too
Please see my post no. 3. To avoid "slow leaks"...

Please see my post no. 3. To avoid "slow leaks" the air conditioning system needs to be run regularly all year round. I always suggest once a month, during a journey. Here is the reason why.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 07:40
Replies: 88
Views: 6,084
Posted By SD1too
I'm still in touch with Lida Jon and no, you...

I'm still in touch with Lida Jon and no, you haven't missed anything.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 08:23
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, As Shop4Fasteners is based in...

Hi Ian,

As Shop4Fasteners is based in Sheffield your experience is very strange. I have just entered my billing address in England and it quoted me standard delivery of £5.95. :shrug:

I suspect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 10:06
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, I've just edited my last post...

Hello Dave,

I've just edited my last post because confusion has reigned due to two people asking similar questions in the same thread.

Mick hasn't said whether his boot lock operates with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 09:45
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve but that was Ray, the original...

Thanks Steve but that was Ray, the original poster. I was asking Mick Brownhill who posted later on and hasn't said whether his boot can be opened with the key. I await his reply with interest. :)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 07:55
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By SD1too
I see that your car is 2001 Mick so probably has...

I see that your car is 2001 Mick so probably has a key barrel in the boot lid. Does that work normally?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 16:33
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Automatic recirculation is a nuisance...

:iagree:
Automatic recirculation is a nuisance in the summer and activation of the HRW when it's not needed is a nuisance in the winter.

I've also found that I need to change the temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dougie, I understand the handbook's...

Hi Dougie,

I understand the handbook's wording to mean that if you press and hold for 2 seconds it will override the automatic return to fresh air after 4 minutes recirculation, in other words...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 09:52
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By SD1too
Yes Roger, I'd say that your observations,...

Yes Roger, I'd say that your observations, analysis and conclusion are spot-on.

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2022, 09:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Martin. :} From your...

Thanks for the pictures Martin. :} From your description it looks as though the pipe downstream of the catalytic converter sheared in service. It also appears that the pipe was inserted into the next...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By SD1too
Congratulations Mick, it sounds very nice....

Congratulations Mick, it sounds very nice. Looking forward to reading about your adventures!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2022, 08:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By SD1too
The undertray

My latest technique Stefan is to locate the leading edge above the front valence then I raise it on a trolley jack positioned at its balance point to support the weight. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By SD1too
Open the bonnet and identify the compressor. On...

Open the bonnet and identify the compressor. On your diesel I believe it's underneath the alternator. It's driven by a ribbed belt around a pulley.
Start the engine and select 'Econ' on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 09:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By SD1too
No it doesn't Stefan, nor does it cover correct...

No it doesn't Stefan, nor does it cover correct adjustment of the tensioner pulley brought to our attention via this club.

I found that the tensioner pulley and idler wheel were significantly more...
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