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Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2022, 14:20
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By BigRuss
The easiest way once it's been cleaned is to plug...

The easiest way once it's been cleaned is to plug the vacuum pipe with a smooth shouldered screw and secure the pipe out of the way.

The EGR has a strong spring that keeps the valve closed so it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2022, 11:07
Replies: 49
Views: 2,638
Posted By BigRuss
Yes, the quality of aftermarket parts can be poor...

Yes, the quality of aftermarket parts can be poor to say the least, only last week I was investigating unusual tyre wear on my S60 and also a noticeable clunk from the offside front suspension.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2022, 22:21
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By BigRuss
The problem with the EGR is that it sticks if...

The problem with the EGR is that it sticks if it's not kept clean.

If you test a 100 cars with enabled EGR and rev each to 3000 rpm and let go of the accelerator which will then open the valve, if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2022, 18:22
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By BigRuss
If it happens again and the tail lamp is...

If it happens again and the tail lamp is illuminated on the opposite side it's down to a bad connection in connectors underneath the under bonnet fusebox. Usually unplugging them and reconnecting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2022, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By BigRuss
Was the tail lamp illuminated on the opposite...

Was the tail lamp illuminated on the opposite side?

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2022, 21:52
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By BigRuss
It that car one of fly-by wire testbeds where the...

It that car one of fly-by wire testbeds where the ECU was missing as it had been taken bake to Longbridge for further development?

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2022, 00:37
Replies: 16
Views: 5,801
Posted By BigRuss
Yes, I remember posting about it some years ago,...

Yes, I remember posting about it some years ago, it's all to do with fluid dynamics which also applies to airflow.
The calculations are very complex, probably far above the scope of an aftermarket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 22:17
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By BigRuss
That's the clips I was on about, those large...

That's the clips I was on about, those large headed bolts look ideal too.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By BigRuss
Personally I would replace the undertray clips...

Personally I would replace the undertray clips with the type with an m6 threaded insert. You can find them on Ebay along with some m6 bolts and large washers as long as you copper slip them there's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 18:56
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By BigRuss
Yes you can swap the ECU over without issues,...

Yes you can swap the ECU over without issues, best way of finding faults sometimes is to substitute with a known good one.

If it does work you can continue driving on the replacement, there will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2022, 17:29
Replies: 16
Views: 5,801
Posted By BigRuss
I don't know if the alloy ones have improved over...

I don't know if the alloy ones have improved over the years but remember one of my customers fitting one of the first.

He was complaining that it was very flat with much reduced power he'd tried a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 22:47
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By BigRuss
Hi Mike it's the wiring to the low pressure fuel...

Hi Mike it's the wiring to the low pressure fuel sensor in the filter head.
Normally if it's not making a proper connection the check engine light will come on, my tourer used to do it quite often...
Forum: V8 Forum 2nd August 2022, 16:28
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By BigRuss
From memory as it's been a while since I've had a...

From memory as it's been a while since I've had a V8 on T4, that Hevac diagnostics are disabled so a T4 session may tell you very little.

V8 diagnostics especially with the ECM is a bit of a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2022, 18:00
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By BigRuss
Yes they're a direct replacement, make bulb...

Yes they're a direct replacement, make bulb changing far easier ;)

Russ
Forum: V8 Forum 29th July 2022, 23:06
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By BigRuss
If it is losing coolant one place you can check...

If it is losing coolant one place you can check is the inlet manifold. The rubber gaskets between the top alloy part and the plastic can leak, it's quite subtle and can be hard to spot ;)
You need...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2022, 22:12
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By BigRuss
Yes, the bulkhead transmission tunnel and boot...

Yes, the bulkhead transmission tunnel and boot floor are the main differences but V8 owners would be able to tell you more.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2022, 18:41
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By BigRuss
That's a really nice one, if it's kept without...

That's a really nice one, if it's kept without putting too many miles on it then it could appreciate in value over the coming years.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2022, 18:08
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By BigRuss
LP of 116 kpa is enough to start the car so...

LP of 116 kpa is enough to start the car so 200kpa is adequate but less than ideal it should be mid 300's on a two pump system. It probably wouldn't rev too much but would at least start.

Looking...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2022, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By BigRuss
The best way of doing it would be to order a new...

The best way of doing it would be to order a new key via x-part or through Rimmer bros. They're not cheap but at least they come pre-cut and will start the car.
The remote won't work until it's been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2022, 16:19
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By BigRuss
That's the way it's supposed to work Mike, as...

That's the way it's supposed to work Mike, as soon as you go over 15mph T4 loses comms ;)

Usually you're looking for a difference in the rotation speed on one of the wheels but it can be very...
Forum: Social Forum 21st July 2022, 22:16
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By BigRuss
Happy Birthday mate,:party: hope you've had a...

Happy Birthday mate,:party: hope you've had a great day.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2022, 22:34
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By BigRuss
Only if it's a brand new one or if adding a unit...

Only if it's a brand new one or if adding a unit with traction control.
If it's a used one although the stored Vin would be different it won't prevent it working normally.
The Vin can always be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2022, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By BigRuss
I've bought some low value items mainly, and...

I've bought some low value items mainly, and always pay by PayPal in US dollars as it's generally cheaper to do it that way.

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 14th July 2022, 22:15
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By BigRuss
Maybe that's why BMW owners can't indicate they...

Maybe that's why BMW owners can't indicate they haven't paid their subscription for them. :getmecoat:

I can see this becoming more and more of a thing but the most worrying thing is that they can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2022, 22:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By BigRuss
I wouldn't touch that development car with a...

I wouldn't touch that development car with a barge pole, you'll never get it configured properly.
Somewhere I have the wiring layout for the fly by wire cars and not only are various ECU'S...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2022, 10:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By BigRuss
Yes sounds like you've got a CAN-bus issue. ...

Yes sounds like you've got a CAN-bus issue.
It's going to be a wiring problem, the thing to do is look at what's working and what isn't.

If the coolant temperature guage and rev counter are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2022, 12:48
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By BigRuss
It's the 2nd IAT or inlet temperature sensor...

It's the 2nd IAT or inlet temperature sensor fitted to the later cars. The first is in the MAF sensor ;)

It's used to more accurately determine the density of the air post intercooler.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 13:53
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By BigRuss
Just give me a call Dave, should be able to look...

Just give me a call Dave, should be able to look at it for you.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 19:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By BigRuss
It's not a different bore size it's just that the...

It's not a different bore size it's just that the tailpipes are different;)



Yes they don't do the ZT ones so if you want it as original you have to change the tailpipes.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 09:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By BigRuss
Didn't know that, he hasn't been in a hurry to...

Didn't know that, he hasn't been in a hurry to sell this one that's for sure. He contacted me about 4 months ago about a T4 session on it and when I went to see it I remarked how good it was as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2022, 22:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By BigRuss
Mot testers often put minor advisories on to keep...

Mot testers often put minor advisories on to keep the DSA happy. They've done it on my cars when there hasn't been anything at all amiss
At 16 years old there's bound to be a bit of light surface...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2022, 19:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By BigRuss
Beautiful Rover V6 on Ebay 33,000 miles

Just seen this car is up for sale, normally I don't post cars I've seen for sale but this one is really really nice.

I had the pleasure of seeing this car as the owner wanted a T4 check and I...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2022, 22:48
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I remember the crash, if they hadn't...

Yes I remember the crash, if they hadn't retracted the flaps and more importantly the leading edge slats too soon it would have been ok. The leading edge slats shouldn't have been retracted unless...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By BigRuss
The Revotec fan utilises the standard control...

The Revotec fan utilises the standard control box. If you get it from Jules it comes with full fitting and wiring instructions for both 3 and 2 speed control boxes IIRC ;)

You don't need to change...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2022, 20:49
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By BigRuss
Many thanks for all the Birthday wishes :D ...

Many thanks for all the Birthday wishes :D

Had a good day, had a nice meal and a few drinks :wine::wine:

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 00:00
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By BigRuss
It's not unusual to change things mid model year...

It's not unusual to change things mid model year ;)

Some examples are: The advent of project drive which affected cars early to mid 2001, the change mid 03 model year which completely changed a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2022, 19:01
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By BigRuss
Most manufacturers do the same ;) If you look...

Most manufacturers do the same ;)
If you look at the Vin on our cars just before the last 6 digits it will say 2 to 5D that's the model year not necessarily the build year.
Not sure when they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2022, 21:50
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By BigRuss
Manual or Auto? Also what kind of roads? Russ

Manual or Auto?
Also what kind of roads?
Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 15:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By BigRuss
The glow plug relay is next to the ECU inside the...

The glow plug relay is next to the ECU inside the black box in the plenum.
They're not easy to get at, and the connector is not easy to remove.
The glow plug relay is clipped to the interior of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 00:10
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By BigRuss
Yes the pump reverses direction for the rear...

Yes the pump reverses direction for the rear washer, the valve controls which outlet is supplied ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 00:00
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By BigRuss
I think I'd look at the glow plug relay and...

I think I'd look at the glow plug relay and unplug it to see if that improves things.
I've seen them burn out due to the contacts sticking, and one extreme where it burnt though the casing and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 12:49
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By BigRuss
Yes Mike the in-tank pump will supply some fuel...

Yes Mike the in-tank pump will supply some fuel but not at any significant pressure, certainly not enough to run the car.
The Freelander although it uses a flat tank just utilises the same fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 22:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By BigRuss
Yes they can be a real pain when they corrode...

Yes they can be a real pain when they corrode it's not helped by the lack of room to get some sockets in.
If they're not too bad I use a 1/2" hex socket instead as it's a tighter fit than 13mm ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 22:26
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By BigRuss
Sorry to hear you've broken down again. ...

Sorry to hear you've broken down again.
Hopefully the Intermotor one will be ok, when you're broken down and need to get it up and running you take what you can get.
But generally the only ones I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 22:11
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By BigRuss
Beware some replacement cases come with stepped...

Beware some replacement cases come with stepped blades .
If you need to use the new plastic insert for the blade it will need to be altered so that a full thickness blade will fit ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2022, 14:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By BigRuss
There's no performance advantage with a egr...

There's no performance advantage with a egr bypass, and if the new legislation does come into force the best way is to keep the original, clean it then stealthily disable it ;)

The problem with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2022, 11:34
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it gets it's information from the same source...

Yes it gets it's information from the same source ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2022, 11:14
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By BigRuss
Undo underbonnet fusebox and unlatch and remove...

Undo underbonnet fusebox and unlatch and remove all the connectors a couple of times to clean up the contacts, see if that cures it ;)

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2022, 23:42
Replies: 131
Views: 5,938
Posted By BigRuss
First part time job I had at College was working...

First part time job I had at College was working at a local petrol station (1976)
2 star was 35p a gallon
3 star 37p a gallon
4 star 38p a gallon

If you look at inflation over the years today...
Forum: V8 Forum 28th May 2022, 11:49
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By BigRuss
There's a few MAF sensor holders on E-bay look...

There's a few MAF sensor holders on E-bay look for Mustang ones ;)
The lower bit can't help you with I'm afraid.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 21:36
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By BigRuss
Thanks Mark, good to see you as always :D ...

Thanks Mark, good to see you as always :D
They're both very nice cars, good luck with selling the Black SE there's not many V6's with 35k around ;)

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2022, 23:41
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By BigRuss
If you can't read the plate just look on eBay at...

If you can't read the plate just look on eBay at Neff hide and slide ovens and find the model number that matches yours ;)

There also plenty of lamp covers on there once you've found the model...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2022, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it all very much depends on how good the...

Yes it all very much depends on how good the person is in operating the equipment. The thing to look for is not a general garage but a wheel alignment specialist.

I'm lucky there's a really really...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2022, 22:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By BigRuss
What many don't realise is that the DVLA monitors...

What many don't realise is that the DVLA monitors testing stations and if the statistics don't match the average then they get inspected. If they then find anything amiss then the tester is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 23:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By BigRuss
It's an alarm sounder with a battery backup, it's...

It's an alarm sounder with a battery backup, it's usually fitted if the car has headlamp washers;)

Both are connected to the same relay in the Body control unit.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 21:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By BigRuss
That's a shame, has your car got a BBUS? If so...

That's a shame, has your car got a BBUS?
If so unplug it and see if that does the trick, when they go wrong they can cause strange things like this.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2022, 23:43
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By BigRuss
Sorry only just seen this think I may know the...

Sorry only just seen this think I may know the issue here, I've come across it a few times.

The same issues can arise when testing the locking and door actuators on T4 it's one of the few tests...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 13:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By BigRuss
Getting the grey and black plastic bit off the...

Getting the grey and black plastic bit off the back of the lock is a bit of a pain I'm afraid. You need to lift both tabs on either side simultaneously even then it's quite stiff.
Once you have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 19:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By BigRuss
The cable in the actuator from the lock to the...

The cable in the actuator from the lock to the cross bar might have broken but it usually turns the bar one way but not the other.
I have seen it where the back of the lock barrel has broken away...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2022, 23:12
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By BigRuss
Chances are that's the fuel pump feed pin that's...

Chances are that's the fuel pump feed pin that's broken off, that's the usual one that corrodes then breaks ;)
Drop me a message if you wish to send your ECU, usually I can transfer your data to a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2022, 20:10
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By BigRuss
Using a multimeter check at the connector to the...

Using a multimeter check at the connector to the mirror at the non working side when the button is pressed.

Were the orange and orange striped wire definitely at the car side of the door loom...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2022, 01:58
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BigRuss
Op said it won't lock but will unlock on the...

Op said it won't lock but will unlock on the remote ;)

The driver's door catch acts as the master for the locking system so won't lock any of the doors

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 22:01
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By BigRuss
All the higher powered models are 135ps which is...

All the higher powered models are 135ps which is 131bhp ;)

Think some people on Google obviously don't realise this ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 21:53
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By BigRuss
Most likely to be the driver's door catch motor...

Most likely to be the driver's door catch motor failing, it uses one motor to open and the other to lock.

It's a very common problem, I've changed lots of them ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By BigRuss
The first facelifts had an underbonnet pump the...

The first facelifts had an underbonnet pump the later ones didn't ;)

Hope that helps

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2022, 12:42
Replies: 226
Views: 9,663
Posted By BigRuss
At the entrance to the memorial park in Kyiv,...

At the entrance to the memorial park in Kyiv, there is a sculpture of an extremely thin girl with a very sad look holding a handful of wheat in her hands. Behind her back is the Candle of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2022, 09:27
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By BigRuss
That will be the interface for the steering wheel...

That will be the interface for the steering wheel controls ;)

You shouldn't need it as most of the units of the type you're fitting can usually make use of the steering wheel controls.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2022, 22:15
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By BigRuss
You could try automotive glass suppliers, I know...

You could try automotive glass suppliers, I know they were readily available a couple of years ago.
They were certainly an awful lot cheaper than X-part or Rimmers, a customer of mine got me one at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 18:58
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By BigRuss
Have you checked the relays in the under bonnet...

Have you checked the relays in the under bonnet fusebox? You can always swap them with the heated rear screen one.

If that doesn't work then, it's a case of checking for power across the coils of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 18:37
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By BigRuss
You must synchronise the immobilisation for the...

You must synchronise the immobilisation for the replacement to work it's in the EWS section ;)
That will only work if it's not been previously used, of course you'll have to write the tune first if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 09:54
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By BigRuss
T4 will only show the fuel pressure when cranking...

T4 will only show the fuel pressure when cranking if the T4 unit is being powered from the mains, not from the cars diagnostic socket ;)

If you have T4 lite, the later T4 interface or virtual T4...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 19:21
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By BigRuss
By BCU fault I meant configuration it's extremely...

By BCU fault I meant configuration it's extremely rare for a BCU to fail, In all the years I've been working on these cars I've only changed two that were faulty, one had been damaged by someone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 19:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By BigRuss
According to the displayed fault on the app it...

According to the displayed fault on the app it just says that the resistance is too high on the front tensioner circuit, not which side.
It's not possible for it to read each one unfortunately as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 13:11
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By BigRuss
It certainly isn't a wet ECU, it's either a...

It certainly isn't a wet ECU, it's either a wiring or BCU fault.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2022, 18:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By BigRuss
The one thing I've noticed with that app is that...

The one thing I've noticed with that app is that the front seatbelt pre-tensioners are listed separately.
It's not possible to disable one side without it affecting the other as the wiring is...
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2022, 17:42
Replies: 226
Views: 9,663
Posted By BigRuss
Not as far as I'm aware, Ukraine had more than...

Not as far as I'm aware, Ukraine had more than adequate facilities to decommission them, many of them were made there.

There's a large nuclear storage/ processing facility on the outskirts of...
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2022, 17:00
Replies: 226
Views: 9,663
Posted By BigRuss
I don't know if you realise it but Ukraine when...

I don't know if you realise it but Ukraine when the Soviet Union fell apart became the world's 3rd largest nuclear power ;)

They became the holders of a huge nuclear arsenal and also had the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 18:15
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By BigRuss
Unless Phil changed things later, the lead had no...

Unless Phil changed things later, the lead had no part in the unique serial number.

I use the same VT4 lead on 3 different laptops, each of them required a different unlock code.


Russ
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2022, 19:16
Replies: 226
Views: 9,663
Posted By BigRuss
I see that the Baltic States are worried and who...

I see that the Baltic States are worried and who can blame them, if he's successful in his invasion of Ukraine then they'll be next especially Lithuania.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2022, 18:56
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By BigRuss
You can use the Klarius V6 back box it's a...

You can use the Klarius V6 back box it's a clamshell shape and has the same pipe diameter ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2022, 15:09
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By BigRuss
Any fault with the ABS system will clear when the...

Any fault with the ABS system will clear when the cause has been rectified. You have to drive the car a few yards but it should clear, you don't need T4 ;)

But T4 can be useful to find where the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2022, 23:24
Replies: 113
Views: 44,444
Posted By BigRuss
Haven't seen any of those for a while. It's...

Haven't seen any of those for a while.

It's not the pipework that gets in the way of the front fogs, it's that the nearside bumper insert where the fogs go is the air intake for the fan ;)
It's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2022, 23:26
Replies: 28
Views: 1,471
Posted By BigRuss
Mike's ECU has definitely had a bath,...

Mike's ECU has definitely had a bath, intermittent cutting out.
Fault codes looked at, cleared and then re-read on T4, yet another with a processor fault.
Replacement will be on its way back...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2022, 19:05
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By BigRuss
The 17,000 figure is from a freedom of...

The 17,000 figure is from a freedom of information request and is accurate ;)

The same request also showed a significant increase in deaths from cancer, this is going to get significantly worse...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2022, 22:09
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By BigRuss
Thanks, yes it's only adjustable using T4 it's...

Thanks, yes it's only adjustable using T4 it's not automatically set by the ECM.
I always have a look when I've got a 1.8 in for anything as they're almost always out of adjustment.
You can even...
Forum: V8 Forum 6th January 2022, 21:39
Replies: 66
Views: 5,494
Posted By BigRuss
Check the engine breather pipes that run from...

Check the engine breather pipes that run from each head to the inlet if either of those is holed it can cause rough running and a misfire.

Had one with a strange misfire a few years ago now, tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2021, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By BigRuss
If you use gasket sealant then it's best to leave...

If you use gasket sealant then it's best to leave it to cure properly otherwise it can get into the box.

For an instant repair it's better to use a cork gasket instead.

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 23rd December 2021, 13:15
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By BigRuss
From what I can gather the garage would have to...

From what I can gather the garage would have to get approval from Tesla before fitting a new battery with no guarantee it would fix the problem.

I know that in the US independent specialists are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 10:48
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By BigRuss
Let's make one thing perfectly clear here, we...

Let's make one thing perfectly clear here, we never developed the maps ( yes there's more than one. ;) ) to produce "160" it was developed to improve drivability of the car which as many, many...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By BigRuss
It's been like that for years, when I was...

It's been like that for years, when I was traveling 80 miles a day many years ago I always got more to the gallon from such as Shell, BP or Texaco, the supermarket fuel used to be 6-8mpg less ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2021, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By BigRuss
It's a progamme that Phil developed, I don't have...

It's a progamme that Phil developed, I don't have it I'm afraid as I don't do Landrovers generally.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2021, 13:13
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By BigRuss
That's because the M47R engine has a cast...

That's because the M47R engine has a cast crankshaft whereas the BMW M47 has a forged crankshaft. They don't twist, they snap with dramatic results ;)

The forged ones are a lot stronger, I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2021, 02:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By BigRuss
The link in my signature is for the key prices,...

The link in my signature is for the key prices, unfortunately it seems to have been deleted for some reason. Will have to sort it out.

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 21st December 2021, 23:19
Replies: 59
Views: 2,874
Posted By BigRuss
Where I do my main shop there's An Aldi, Co-op...

Where I do my main shop there's An Aldi, Co-op and a Lidl.
All with a couple of minutes walk of each other.

I don't use Lidl, don't like the layout much but use the Co-op and Aldi equally.
Some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 22:49
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By BigRuss
The evidence was on here with posted results and...

The evidence was on here with posted results and pictures of the rolling road printouts but due to photobuckets greed the photos showing the results were permanently lost along with a lot of other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 22:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,253
Posted By BigRuss
Why is that? Literally hundreds and hundreds...

Why is that?
Literally hundreds and hundreds have had the 160 map over the years with no problems.
Nothing wrong with Riedy maps though, except it will cost a lot more ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2021, 22:26
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By BigRuss
Just a follow up, having looked at the car on T4...

Just a follow up, having looked at the car on T4 there was both a canbus controller fault and a microprocessor fault in the ECM

ECM was replaced and all is now well ;)

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 10th December 2021, 18:57
Replies: 179
Views: 10,667
Posted By BigRuss
The people who really know say we're all likely...

The people who really know say we're all likely to get it vaccinated or not and are hoping it's going to have similar effects that have been found in South Africa.

Up to now as far as I know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2021, 18:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By BigRuss
Had a few where EP was displayed that turned out...

Had a few where EP was displayed that turned out to be relay 4in the underbonnet fusebox, swap it with one of the other yellow ones and see if it improves.

If not get in touch and I can check it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 21:13
Replies: 182
Views: 18,031
Posted By BigRuss
There are no words mate ............ RIP...

There are no words mate ............

RIP Debs. Thinking of you all

Russ & Liz
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2021, 21:37
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By BigRuss
I looked into both my grandfathers service...

I looked into both my grandfathers service records but they served in WW1 those are held in the National archives and can be accessed and downloaded for a fee.
But due to a fire some are damaged and...
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2021, 18:35
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By BigRuss
Happy Birthday Steve, hope you have a great day...

Happy Birthday Steve, hope you have a great day :birthday::party:

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 15:15
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By BigRuss
Think you'll need to change the coding to...

Think you'll need to change the coding to activate it, as it enables those inputs/ outputs in the BCU.
From memory it's easy to do as it's in the dealer options page in vehicle configuration ;)
...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2021, 10:21
Replies: 179
Views: 10,667
Posted By BigRuss
We're doing 9 times the amount of testing than...

We're doing 9 times the amount of testing than most of the other countries in Europe.
Germany has stopped testing for all but for those with severe symptoms.
It may appear like it's far worse here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2021, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By BigRuss
It's plug and play Ken ;) Russ

It's plug and play Ken ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2021, 00:00
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By BigRuss
Brian and myself did thanks very much ;) ...

Brian and myself did thanks very much ;)

Phil kindly applied the 160 tunes onto a disc so that they could be applied more easily via T4 and a configuration problem regarding cruise on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2021, 10:47
Replies: 59
Views: 4,144
Posted By BigRuss
Yes you need to get an addition qualification...

Yes you need to get an addition qualification which involves a week's course and costs about £800 ;)

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 21st September 2021, 14:03
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By BigRuss
As my Police driving instructor said when faced...

As my Police driving instructor said when faced with a hazardous situation is a choice "either back off or f-off" was his advice ;)

If safe to do so in other words is to leave the potential...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 13:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By BigRuss
The mechanical cables that aren't connected under...

The mechanical cables that aren't connected under the the seat aren't anything to do with the airbag they're purely there to adjust the height of the top seat belt mounting depending on the position...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 22:58
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By BigRuss
That's the wrong one for Darren's car his is the...

That's the wrong one for Darren's car his is the earlier type ;)

Fitted it for him the other day and the airbag light problem was solved ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 13:58
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By BigRuss
Even if you can hear them ticking it doesn't...

Even if you can hear them ticking it doesn't necessarily mean that they're ok.

I've come across quite a few that just wouldn't pick up anything when hooked up to the live data on T4 on cars with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 13:44
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By BigRuss
It's quite often a problem with tourers, most of...

It's quite often a problem with tourers, most of the aftermarket ones fit saloons and don't have the right outlets for a ZT.

Easiest way is to alter one with longer straight outlets.

I had a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2021, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By BigRuss
I prefer Q-bond it's an acrylic powder that comes...

I prefer Q-bond it's an acrylic powder that comes in a kit with two types Grey for metals and Black for plastics.

Drop some of the supplied super glue on it and it sets within a couple of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2021, 08:28
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By BigRuss
Rimmers show no longer available for that part...

Rimmers show no longer available for that part number or the superceeded part ;)

As Rimmers mainly get their stock from X-part then they won't have any either.

If you need some quickly then put...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By BigRuss
The originals were made by Bosal ;) You can...

The originals were made by Bosal ;)

You can get a clamshell type silencer from Klarius, it's for the V6 but the diameter of the pipe is the same, for a tourer the outlet pipes are a bit shorter....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By BigRuss
Ah that clears that up ;) You can view the...

Ah that clears that up ;)
You can view the temperature in live data in the engine management screen on T4

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2021, 23:19
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By BigRuss
Most likely suspect is the cam sensor if it...

Most likely suspect is the cam sensor if it starts normally once it's cooled then that's the problem, you can diagnose by popping it in the freezer to rapidly cool it then refit, if it then starts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2021, 23:14
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By BigRuss
Is it a diesel? That message comes up on diesel...

Is it a diesel? That message comes up on diesel ECU'S that although still working the can-bus controller is likely to pack in ;)
Depends where the fault was stored. If the can bus controller is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 02:18
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By BigRuss
In a word no, not the uk models anyway the...

In a word no, not the uk models anyway the Contemporary models were different in that they have leather ZT type seats and dark oak dash as above.

But Connie Mk1 models sold on the continent were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2021, 23:43
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By BigRuss
Go into engine management then into the...

Go into engine management then into the maintenance menu you'll find all the stepper adjustments there.
It's not automatic, you can only make the adjustment when the engine temperature reaches 88°C...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2021, 22:05
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By BigRuss
Yes there's no accurate way to set it up without...

Yes there's no accurate way to set it up without T4 but if there's any loss of compression such as the valves not being lapped in properly then it's often impossible to get the adjustment down to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2021, 12:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By BigRuss
I can usually tell by the throttle response, if...

I can usually tell by the throttle response, if it's got a 160 on it then the response is instant when you depress the pedal. Normally there's a bit of lag ;)

But definitely the tune assembly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2021, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By BigRuss
The connector blocks for the cables are readily...

The connector blocks for the cables are readily available as are the pins to make up your own cables there's a few issues ;)

Firstly there's a spacer from the back of the connector block and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2021, 16:58
Replies: 30
Views: 2,617
Posted By BigRuss
Yes found out this morning, Brian rang me to give...

Yes found out this morning, Brian rang me to give me the sad news.

We never met but Heather had a beautiful, immaculately maintained car, I saw it last week as Brian popped in to see me as he has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2021, 23:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By BigRuss
Doesn't help that some k-bus wires are just...

Doesn't help that some k-bus wires are just red/white with no yellow spots especially those that go to the k-bus headers ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2021, 14:29
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
Posted By BigRuss
It isn't a theory and Steve should know as he...

It isn't a theory and Steve should know as he worked for a Rover dealership at the time of the launch ;)
The dealer concerned broke the agreement by selling it early and if they had been found out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2021, 22:33
Replies: 30
Views: 2,019
Posted By BigRuss
Yes my launch car although registered shortly...

Yes my launch car although registered shortly after delivery T reg, wasn't sold to it's first owner until January ;)

Some dealers didn't bother registering them until later hence some launch cars...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th July 2021, 16:47
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By BigRuss
I've never looked but if you hook it up to T4 and...

I've never looked but if you hook it up to T4 and look in the dealer configuration menu or the ECU menus, it might be in there so long as the market is set to Sweden ;)

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2021, 21:03
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By BigRuss
Many thanks for all your kind Birthday wishes. ...

Many thanks for all your kind Birthday wishes.
Had a good day thanks, lots of nice food and a few glasses were involved ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 13:16
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By BigRuss
It's the pressure relief valve operating in the...

It's the pressure relief valve operating in the heater box, usually it's because your low speed fan isn't working ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2021, 13:12
Replies: 48
Views: 5,056
Posted By BigRuss
Yes, heard about this a few days ago, definately...

Yes, heard about this a few days ago, definately going to make life more difficult for any older car owner :mad:

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2021, 21:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By BigRuss
They are physically the same, was it the same...

They are physically the same, was it the same part number?

Why was it changed?

The only way to rid the traction warning light if it is from a non-traction car is to change the vehicle ZCS...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 22:38
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By BigRuss
Getting a good case can be a nightmare sometimes...

Getting a good case can be a nightmare sometimes they're really good others are really poor.
I've even bought from sellers that previously supplied good ones only to find that the new stock is...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2021, 22:28
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it was due to be transferred in July, now...

Yes it was due to be transferred in July, now it's been delayed until September but don't know if the 23rd June opt out deadline still applies though ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 23:05
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By BigRuss
Tony-F

Tony-F your mailbox is full so unable to reply to your message.

Russ
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2021, 09:58
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By BigRuss
Happy Birthday Steve, hope you have a great day...

Happy Birthday Steve, hope you have a great day :party::birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2021, 21:09
Replies: 1,394
Views: 83,547
Posted By BigRuss
This is well worth a look, remember reading that...

This is well worth a look, remember reading that study last Summer when it was published into the SARS cases that had a good level of immunity to Covid 17 years after infection ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2021, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By BigRuss
Either that or a BMW driver who knows the brakes...

Either that or a BMW driver who knows the brakes are the same perhaps?

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 22:18
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By BigRuss
If you fancy a trip down the M62 I should be able...

If you fancy a trip down the M62 I should be able to sort that out for you.
As far as I'm aware the Tourers don't have rear seat belt tensioners, if it's picking up that it has then as Andy says the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 21:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By BigRuss
If you reconfigure anything with T4 it will...

If you reconfigure anything with T4 it will disable the digital speedo as you've found out and also any of the non standard options available on Toaf ;)

The rear blind is not part of the coding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2021, 10:51
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By BigRuss
As above just remove the bottom bolt and you...

As above just remove the bottom bolt and you should be able to get it past it's a bit or trial and error to get it past.

Also remove the grey electrical connector from the window motor whilst...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 20:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By BigRuss
Normal torx security bits won't be any good on...

Normal torx security bits won't be any good on the original maf insert screws.
Torx security bits have 6 points, the ones you need are 5 point security bits ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2021, 08:56
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By BigRuss
Looks like there's a power supply problem to the...

Looks like there's a power supply problem to the sensors ;)

Don't worry about the unknown fault code you'll never get rid of that, all 1.8's have it.
The misfire causing potential catalytic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 19:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I've come across those, they're not original...

Yes I've come across those, they're not original at all ;)

The only original bit is the use of the original part number, the SLP means Service line part, for that read we couldn't get the proper...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 22:23
Replies: 38
Views: 3,555
Posted By BigRuss
As Trikey said above if it's been overheated to...

As Trikey said above if it's been overheated to the point that the plastics on the engine have melted then there's a very high chance that the liners have dropped.

If they've dropped too much then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2021, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By BigRuss
The figures stabilise to an average you can reset...

The figures stabilise to an average you can reset them by pressing and holding the button on the end of the stalk for each reading ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2021, 10:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By BigRuss
You can unplug the MAF in which case it'll...

You can unplug the MAF in which case it'll definitely overfuel and it will still pass the emissions test, lots on here have done that ;)

What I can say is that over the years I've seen lots of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2021, 16:01
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By BigRuss
We don't have one for a Range Rover Denis ;) As...

We don't have one for a Range Rover Denis ;)
As above you might have better luck on a Land Rover forum ;)

Alternatively read, edit and then rewrite the eeprom dump so that it matches the vehicle....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 23:47
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By BigRuss
The Chip you want is the big one, it's about 17mm...

The Chip you want is the big one, it's about 17mm square has 13 pins each side, the pins wrap under the chip so you need plenty of heat and take your time so as to not strip the solder pads from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 22:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,261
Posted By BigRuss
I've not used the AK90 but it probably works the...

I've not used the AK90 but it probably works the same as the equipment I use, you should be able to read and transfer the damaged EWS to a replacement ;)

You'll have to solder a wire to the...
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