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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 07:24
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Mike Noc
Both the wipers and interior lights are...

Both the wipers and interior lights are controlled by the Body Control Unit.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2019, 21:30
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Mike Noc
Carefully pilot drill through the end and screw a...

Carefully pilot drill through the end and screw a long wood screw into it and pull it out with a mole wrench.

Worked for me. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2019, 20:29
Replies: 73
Views: 3,053
Posted By Mike Noc
Not really a fair comparison - should be charge...

Not really a fair comparison - should be charge points to fuel pumps, and even then you will spend far more time at a charge point than you will at a pump, so there need to be more of them for true...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 21:37
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Would be interesting to see if it is legal over...

Would be interesting to see if it is legal over here for foreign registered vehicles.

If you are a farmer you can have a different number plate on your trailer to your tractor, as long as you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 21:08
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
As long as it was built before October 28th 2012...

As long as it was built before October 28th 2012 (and I'm sure it was ;)) then you should be OK.

After that date you need either type or individual approval.

From 1982 trailers must be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Mike Noc
Might be worth checking the O ring on the fuel...

Might be worth checking the O ring on the fuel pressure regulator hasn't failed. The regulator sits on the end of the HP fuel pump.

What were the readings from the leak off test?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 12:58
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
I did go on to buy and run a twin axle...

I did go on to buy and run a twin axle professionally built trailer, but these days that would be over the weight limit for the cars I was using to tow it, and even a flatbed Transit would probably...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 22:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes - well spotted Paul. I had two as company...

Yes - well spotted Paul. I had two as company cars, and very good they were too - big and economical.

Just about everyone was using Ford Transits to carry their cars at the time but our company...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah the good old days! :} Have to agree...

Ah the good old days! :}

Have to agree health and safety has moved on over the years Paul, and a good thing too. Back in the day you could make and use your own trailers and nobody would bat an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 14:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mike Noc
Well the clutch plate from my 75 is now fitted to...

Well the clutch plate from my 75 is now fitted to my TD4, and has been for a couple of years.


When the slave failed on the 75 thought I'd treat it to a full clutch set, but the plate was well...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 10:24
Replies: 73
Views: 3,053
Posted By Mike Noc
Apologies Andy - when I looked on my mobile it...

Apologies Andy - when I looked on my mobile it had disappeared, but it appears on my laptop OK. :shrug:


Have updated it anyhow.



https://i.imgur.com/8Iy7VHs.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By Mike Noc
There is a reason for that though, who wants a...

There is a reason for that though, who wants a thirsty engined basic model?



If it was me and I could afford the fuel then I'd want to treat myself to the toys. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:00
Replies: 73
Views: 3,053
Posted By Mike Noc
Whenever traversing Australia by truck is...

Whenever traversing Australia by truck is mentioned I always think something more like this:


https://i.imgur.com/8Iy7VHs.jpg



An electric version would be impressive. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 10:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Well that is a good read - any government legal...

Well that is a good read - any government legal information that starts with 'we consider' and 'we believe' suggests that they don't actually know.:getmecoat:

They need to come up with something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 00:09
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Mike Noc
On another Forum (nothing to do with cars) I have...

On another Forum (nothing to do with cars) I have seen they have a red banner below the last reply to let everyone know when is an old thread.


Personally I'd prefer that to locking the thread,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 23:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah yes cleanliness now can certainly help prevent...

Ah yes cleanliness now can certainly help prevent Oh My Godliness later. :}


You would have appreciated two of the cars at the breakfast meet this morning John - engine bays so clean they looked...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 11th August 2019, 23:51
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Mike Noc
First I heard of this was this morning over...

First I heard of this was this morning over breakfast from the horse's mouth.

Good to see that Andy is in good spirits given the circumstances and has everything under control, and also that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 23:27
Replies: 7
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Views: 263
Posted By Mike Noc
No need to remove it Sheila - it is an automatic...

No need to remove it Sheila - it is an automatic tensioner so you will need to get a 24mm spanner on it and take the tension off by pulling the spanner towards the front of the car from underneath.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 22:34
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Do you have get you home breakdown cover Ian? Is...

Do you have get you home breakdown cover Ian? Is so and it covers the driver not the car then worth driving it back, and if you get any problems they can get you the rest of the way.


Drove my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Mike Noc
What is the fuel reading fault Glenn? Have you...

What is the fuel reading fault Glenn? Have you checked the in tank pipework to make sure it isnt fouling the float arms? Not unknown on the right hand module when the ITP is changed if the venturi...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 22:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes of course if you take something apart...

Yes of course if you take something apart regularly then it is less likely to seize up, but these injectors are not part of any official service schedule and I would no more remove them I would the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2019, 22:54
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Mike Noc
John Otway did something very similar after...

John Otway did something very similar after seeing Madonna perform. :}



6 minutes and 15 seconds in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_ZVZ89a2I
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 17:33
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By Mike Noc
Cruise control is an easy one - there is a switch...

Cruise control is an easy one - there is a switch on top of the clutch pedal. Push the pedal down and then push the switch down and slowly release the pedal and that should reset it.

Have you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 13:58
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mike Noc
The injectors aren't part of the official service...

The injectors aren't part of the official service schedule on these engines though John.

So we can assume they were designed to last the lifetime of the car. Of course miss fuelling will knock...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 10:14
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Mike Noc
The second one Roger - the number plate isn't...

The second one Roger - the number plate isn't straight on the first one. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 10:10
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Mike Noc
He was a patient man though Simon, and waited 8...

He was a patient man though Simon, and waited 8 years (sadly in vain) for a reply. :}


I thought we were all answering RichandPaula's problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2019, 09:56
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Mike Noc
Went up the local dump the other day and there...

Went up the local dump the other day and there was a Ford Ka (hardly a Limo) in front of me with a load of holly in the back obscuring the back window view.


New rules up there and you now have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 13:57
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Noc
Ian what does the surface of each sensor look...

Ian what does the surface of each sensor look like?
Any corroision or lifting of the paint can give you a continuous beep. Ended up rubbing down mine and repainting them.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 08:30
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Mike Noc
Low res photos too so you can't tell much from...

Low res photos too so you can't tell much from them. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2019, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Mike Noc
If only Bri - he fitted the bearing and threw the...

If only Bri - he fitted the bearing and threw the steel ring in the bin. :getmecoat:


Two valuable lessons hopefully learnt though: never throw anything away until you have tested the car and it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2019, 19:33
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
Our Hound was always getting in the way of work...

Our Hound was always getting in the way of work and forcing the tea break! :}



https://i.imgur.com/T9TiDZK.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2019, 13:32
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Mike Noc
One of the brake shoe holding pins dislodged in a...

One of the brake shoe holding pins dislodged in a rusting backplate?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 09:06
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Mike Noc
If you let the tank run down to the low level...

If you let the tank run down to the low level light before filling up Steve you don't need to check the ITP, it automatically lets you know when it packs up. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2019, 08:52
Replies: 44
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mike Noc
A few years ago Dave someone came up with a bodge...

A few years ago Dave someone came up with a bodge for three speed fans where he took the grille off, reached through and pulled out the fan cables then cut and swapped them so that the worn out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2019, 18:26
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Mike Noc
If you have a clock gauge worth checking the run...

If you have a clock gauge worth checking the run out when you next change the discs.

I had a recurring fault and it turned out to be a bent hub, but I see you have already replaced those.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2019, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Mike Noc
I'm sure I read somewhere that the wiring looms...

I'm sure I read somewhere that the wiring looms were different.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 08:00
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Mike Noc
First question is how much fuel do you have in...

First question is how much fuel do you have in the tank?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 17:18
Replies: 198
Views: 13,722
Posted By Mike Noc
Well Ed3 hasn't posted for over 18 months, so...

Well Ed3 hasn't posted for over 18 months, so either he has sorted everything and his car has behaved impeccably since then, or he has moved on.


I suspect the latter. :}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 30th July 2019, 12:29
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly she is otherwise engaged Peter - the joys...

Sadly she is otherwise engaged Peter - the joys of being a Grandmother! :}

The next trip to Burton Latimer is on 27th August, but am also going up this Thursday due to a late request, so if you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 11:42
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Mike Noc
Takes the same number of folk singers too - one...

Takes the same number of folk singers too - one to change the light bulb, one to hold the ladder and twelve of them to sing about how good the old bulb was. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2019, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Mike Noc
I have found the same when changing them at the...

I have found the same when changing them at the recommended service interval Ian, so your belts may have been changed before.

Jules has mentioned reducing the torque when setting the tensioner...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 29th July 2019, 12:47
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By Mike Noc
Can you add me to the list Peter - the way the...

Can you add me to the list Peter - the way the kitchen refurb is going it may be my only chance of a hot meal! :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 12:29
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Mike Noc
Hi Rob are you still running your diesel wth all...

Hi Rob are you still running your diesel wth all those extra horses under the bonnet, and if so have you found any weak spots where anything has worn out or broken?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 19:23
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Mike Noc
The OP's car is a diesel - there is no vacuum in...

The OP's car is a diesel - there is no vacuum in the inlet manifold. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Mike Noc
Wink I reused the old one - looked like a patch lock...

I reused the old one - looked like a patch lock so I put a dab of Loctite on it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Mike Noc
If all the pulleys look in line then try a belt...

If all the pulleys look in line then try a belt change - if one starts to let go it can get slack on one side and maybe creep off centre?





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Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 19:40
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Mike Noc
When I saw the thread title Steve I thought...

When I saw the thread title Steve I thought exactly the same, as I have experienced it myself, but our OP has a 1.8, not a stone crusher. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2019, 19:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mike Noc
Glad you are sorted Chris - great when a...

Glad you are sorted Chris - great when a GhettoTech tool does the job. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 20:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mike Noc
They aren't fit for use because they are a...

They aren't fit for use because they are a million miles away from the original profile. :eek:


I'm only judging from the photos you provided, but weld those on and you lose the graceful lines of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 11:45
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Mike Noc
Depending on how it was wired up, especially if a...

Depending on how it was wired up, especially if a bodge job then it could be, but if not then well worth a trip up to see Big Russ - he will sort it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 08:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mike Noc
Anything is possible, but far easier to find a...

Anything is possible, but far easier to find a decent welder who can make up panels and weld them in.

Usually it is only the rear end part of the sill that rots along with the rear jacking mount,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 08:40
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Mike Noc
Rod removing fuse 13 is the same as it failing -...

Rod removing fuse 13 is the same as it failing - have you checked it is good or swapped it with a same rated fuse?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 07:32
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Mike Noc
A timing belt kit would usually include a...

A timing belt kit would usually include a tensioner, so it should have been replaced.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 07:29
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Mike Noc
It was a few years ago, but when I had the same...

It was a few years ago, but when I had the same fault the cruise control button didn't light up.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 21:56
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Mike Noc
Check fuse 7 hasn't blown (fuse 13 if it is a...

Check fuse 7 hasn't blown (fuse 13 if it is a Facelift).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 21:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mike Noc
As you bought them on ebay send them back and get...

As you bought them on ebay send them back and get a refund - they aren't fit for use. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2019, 09:01
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
Personally I change the oil every 15k miles on...

Personally I change the oil every 15k miles on our CDTs as per the schedule, but each to their own. :}

On my car the mileage is approaching 400k and nothing lubricated by the oil has ever been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 08:52
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Mike Noc
If the new sensor is missing reading the odd...

If the new sensor is missing reading the odd segment that is what you get - the system thinks the wheel has locked up and so activates ABS.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 23:10
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Mike Noc
All perfectly normal. The injector leak off pipe...

All perfectly normal. The injector leak off pipe joins the HP pump return pipe to allow any unused fuel to either return to the fuel tank via the fuel cooler if it is too hot, or go round in the LP...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 22:56
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Mike Noc
I only filed mine down after testing it Glenn....

I only filed mine down after testing it Glenn. The voltage changes from 0.7V to 1,7V as the reluctor segments pass the sensor. When tested in situ my sensor was missing the odd segment, but off the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 21:30
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Mike Noc
That's what I had - put it down to both the...

That's what I had - put it down to both the bearing and ABS sensor being aftermarket items and cured it by filing 1.5mm off the back of the mounting bracket to reduce the air gap and allow the sensor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 20:39
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Mike Noc
The air gap is important Glen - have a good close...

The air gap is important Glen - have a good close look at the back of the threaded hole in the backplate and remove any surface rust, as this will prevent the ABS sensor from seating far enough in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 20:22
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Mike Noc
Mike, as Ian mentioned, if the tension isn't...

Mike, as Ian mentioned, if the tension isn't releasing when you turn the spanner then you need to tighten the nut on the back of the tensioner bearing shaft.


It is a left handed thread, and if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 10:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep will need the head off for an inspection. ...

Yep will need the head off for an inspection.

Found this thread Carl:




Did it overheat when you lost water from the pipe, and/or did it overheat when it failed this time around?

If so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 23:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Noc
Although the engine had overheated in the past...

Although the engine had overheated in the past Bri, I believe that was before Carl owned the car. The last time it was off was due to the timing slipping when the auxy belt shredded.


MGJohn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 18:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Noc
Can't find the overheating thread Carl - what...

Can't find the overheating thread Carl - what happened?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2019, 16:01
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Mike Noc
Make sure the steering lock is engaged before...

Make sure the steering lock is engaged before lifting the rear from the central jacking point - if not there is a risk of the car slewing off the jack if something goes wrong. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 23:41
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Mike Noc
Showing your age there Andy. :D I can...

Showing your age there Andy. :D


I can remember when microfiche was state of the art. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2019, 11:49
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Mike Noc
If the plenum drains are partially blocked then...

If the plenum drains are partially blocked then water levels can get high when it rains and then subside over time.


The E on the dashboard may be the clue to what happened - ECM got wet and then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 11:41
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Mike Noc
I like the bit about it being the Top of the...

I like the bit about it being the Top of the Range Rover 75 Club SE. :duh:


Obviously he hasn't heard of Connoisseur SE spec then. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2019, 13:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Noc
When the head was last off after your cam timing...

When the head was last off after your cam timing slipped Carl there were concerns about liner number 4 having sunk down below the block, mentioned from your thread at the time:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 23:36
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Mike Noc
There appear to be two versions of this cover....

There appear to be two versions of this cover. Yours is the shorter one -the longer ones cover the two sections of flexible conduit completely.


Unfortunately the shorter version can allow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
No they are the right seats and dash but just in...

No they are the right seats and dash but just in the wrong car. ;) :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2019, 19:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mike Noc
That doesn't sound good Carl. A compression check...

That doesn't sound good Carl. A compression check might help shed some light on the fault.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 19:14
Replies: 222
Views: 22,030
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes the M47R turbo is pretty much bulletproof if...

Yes the M47R turbo is pretty much bulletproof if a little low on boost - a credit to Mitsubishi. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2019, 16:59
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Mike Noc
Check it closely and you should find it is - it...

Check it closely and you should find it is - it will only move a little when the engine is cranking over.


As aready mentioned, difficulty in starting then running fine is usually down to either...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 22:02
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Mike Noc
Is the push in fitting fully home? If so check...

Is the push in fitting fully home? If so check the O ring, it may be split or damaged.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 21:21
Replies: 508
Views: 35,368
Posted By Mike Noc
If you are using the centre front jacking point...

If you are using the centre front jacking point then you can lift the car an inch or two quite easily so the jack slips under the metal hoop. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep a good bit of kit for the price Ian - I've...

Yep a good bit of kit for the price Ian - I've had one for a few years now and it has undone just about everything asked of it.


Failed miserably on the crankshaft pulley bolt, but then again I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Mike Noc
4 or 5 years ago I had a weep of power steering...

4 or 5 years ago I had a weep of power steering fluid on the nearside of the rack. Poured in some reconditioning fluid (swells the rubber in the seals) and have sailed past every MOT since.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 10:17
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Mike Noc
And if you do break the speed limit when driving...

And if you do break the speed limit when driving in Switzerland don't do it by too much, and especially in built up areas as, when I worked there, you could be fined a serious percentage of your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 19:12
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep it is an access plate for the turbocharger...

Yep it is an access plate for the turbocharger bolts on the diesel engines.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2019, 14:11
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep the locking assembly needs replacing.

Yep the locking assembly needs replacing.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 09:46
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah that would explain it. :}

Ah that would explain it. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 00:09
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
They're normally pretty bulletproof though Bri....

They're normally pretty bulletproof though Bri. :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2019, 22:53
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Mike Noc
Follow the official MGR service schedule and you...

Follow the official MGR service schedule and you won't go far wrong. ;)

Earlier schedule states to replace the manual gearbox oil at 90k miles or 6 years, whichever comes first, and the later...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 22:33
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
Funny how they come out easily enough. :} ...

Funny how they come out easily enough. :}


Were you changing a turbo Andy?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 09:15
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Mike Noc
Good luck with the trip Gordon - am sure you will...

Good luck with the trip Gordon - am sure you will be fine - Copperleaf cars are far more reliable than any other colour! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 09:07
Replies: 60
Views: 2,674
Posted By Mike Noc
Funnily enough I don't think our cars' demise...

Funnily enough I don't think our cars' demise will be down to electronics for two reasons; apart from flooding ECM's from plenum drain blockages and other ECU's due to water leaking in where it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2019, 14:48
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
Well spotted John! Sadly a combination of...

Well spotted John!

Sadly a combination of aging eyesight and modern autocorrect technology that needs to be a bit more clever than it currently is :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2019, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
Traction control Simon. :} Yes Glenn it...

Traction control Simon. :}

Yes Glenn it sounds like a faulty left hand front sensor.

I had a similar fault when my OSF sensor started to break down - the speedometer would work fine from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2019, 08:48
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Mike Noc
First thing to do is check and clean the sensor...

First thing to do is check and clean the sensor surfaces. If there is any corrosion scrape it off or rub down with a bit of emery.


When I had this problem I rubbed down and resprayed the sensors...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 7th July 2019, 20:30
Replies: 49
Views: 2,170
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep thanks Peter for organising a great day out. ...

Yep thanks Peter for organising a great day out.

Some great cars to look at, including the Blower Bentley, and we enjoyed and learnt a lot from the Falconry display.

Good beer too - cheers for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 22:25
Replies: 40
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mike Noc
Wonder if the type of fuel also has a bearing on...

Wonder if the type of fuel also has a bearing on the wear rate?


I've had a couple of high miler deisels and never had any problems with rheostat track wear.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep but I couldn't help meself!:duh: If...

Yep but I couldn't help meself!:duh:


If you are in Alton Dave why not pop down to the Clandon Show on Sunday and you can see the old barge in the flesh.


Better still Bob is bringing the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 19:28
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By Mike Noc
Not that I doubt anyone, but a photo of the...

Not that I doubt anyone, but a photo of the mileage would be good for verification.


I don't mind kicking it off. :}


https://i.imgur.com/N17bRL4.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2019, 07:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mike Noc
When it doesn't start, does the oil light come on...

When it doesn't start, does the oil light come on with key to position II as it should?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2019, 19:17
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Mike Noc
Do you have an auto? If so then you won't be able...

Do you have an auto? If so then you won't be able to see the bolt.


Use a short extension, slide it in place by feel, undo the bolt and leave it and the socket and extension where it is, then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 08:42
Replies: 40
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mike Noc
Nice one Mick - interesting stuff. I...

Nice one Mick - interesting stuff.



I don't believe in any of that old nonsense - if you never go below a quarter of a tank you won't know when your ITP has failed. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 21:17
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Mike Noc
That's MSN for you. :getmecoat: That's why...

That's MSN for you. :getmecoat:

That's why I moved on to Firefox.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 19:34
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Mike Noc
Do you park on an incline? If so that could give...

Do you park on an incline? If so that could give you the false reading when you first turn on the ignition.


It doesn't matter to the gauge reading which side of the tank the fuel is in - it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2019, 20:14
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Mike Noc
:iagree::wot::iagree: It wont be the timing...

:iagree::wot::iagree: It wont be the timing chains (there are two by the way ;))


Why not get it hooked up to a diagnostic - T4 is the best, and see exactly what is causing the lack of starting?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2019, 09:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mike Noc
You did well to get that with a slush box -...

You did well to get that with a slush box - manual CDTs are far more frugal. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2019, 08:01
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Mike Noc
Surprised he didn't put it up for sale on the...

Surprised he didn't put it up for sale on the forum Mick - bit of a giveaway as he uses the same name on ebay as he does on here. :D



Cracking looking car, well specced and I love the colour....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2019, 07:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mike Noc
He might have had a bit of happiness over the...

He might have had a bit of happiness over the last 6 years though Bri. :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2019, 07:28
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Mike Noc
First thing is to fully charge the battery, have...

First thing is to fully charge the battery, have another go, and as mentioned, post up exactly does happen if it doesn't start. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 21:36
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Mike Noc
Hi Alan, no, cool running doesn't affect the...

Hi Alan, no, cool running doesn't affect the idle.


These diesels are drive by wire so the ECM controls the idle speed. This can be adjusted using T4 diagnostics.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 21:29
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Mike Noc
It isn't a mistake to list it as there is a...

It isn't a mistake to list it as there is a woodruff key fitted to the sprocket inboard of the crank pulley.


As you can see from Rimmers it is not drawn in the correct position:

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 19:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mike Noc
Why not put it for sale on here for the scrap...

Why not put it for sale on here for the scrap value?

Someone may be looking for a project and save it. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Mike Noc
Sounds like the control circuit has failed and...

Sounds like the control circuit has failed and been bypassed - easier to replace a failed resistor than bypass it. ;)



As Simon mentioned, whip the bumper off, trace the wiring from the switch,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 18:50
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Mike Noc
You could try checking and cleaning the control...

You could try checking and cleaning the control voltage wire connection (the thin one) to the starter motor, and if you have a voltmeter check you have 12 volts ther when an assistant turns the key....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 17:44
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By Mike Noc
That's good news Fred. Hope to see you...

That's good news Fred.


Hope to see you at the next breakfast meet.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2019, 17:43
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Mike Noc
Hope they do - may help any other members who...

Hope they do - may help any other members who need work doing and are looking for a decent mechanic - at least they would know who to avoid. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 09:47
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes best get back to the garage who serviced your...

Yes best get back to the garage who serviced your car and check what they did.

In all the years I have worked my own cars I have never disconnected the battery when servicing - there is no need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 08:18
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Mike Noc
Hi Eric. I think white gold came in two choices;...

Hi Eric. I think white gold came in two choices; either GMK or GMN.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 22:10
Replies: 51
Views: 2,317
Posted By Mike Noc
And I thought I was having a bad day. :duh: ...

And I thought I was having a bad day. :duh:


Sickening for this to happen Mick. If you need to borrow any tools for any special jobs before yours get replaced let me know - I have a few, although...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 20:42
Replies: 508
Views: 35,368
Posted By Mike Noc
Quick update - the 3 Amigos have left the...

Quick update - the 3 Amigos have left the building (well the dashboard to be precise). :}


https://i.imgur.com/rZwETHh.jpg


Been busy lately so the Freelander was left for a bit. Nice easy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 19:43
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep we all love a cheap fix! :D

Yep we all love a cheap fix! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you fitted a modified thermostat or...

Have you fitted a modified thermostat or crankcase ventilation?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 14:28
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Mike Noc
There is a raised part of the lip TC which has a...

There is a raised part of the lip TC which has a corresponding cut out in the tank aperture to ensure the module is mounted in the right position.

Easy enough on the diesels to get the module in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:28
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Mike Noc
How much fuel onboard Harry? If low your ITP...

How much fuel onboard Harry?

If low your ITP may have bought the farm. :getmecoat:

Have a quick listen to the open fuel filler pipe with key to position II.

And does the oil light comes on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 10:10
Replies: 67
Views: 2,722
Posted By Mike Noc
You shouldn't be able to do that. I wonder...

You shouldn't be able to do that.

I wonder if the DVLA database checked the insurance details and the previous owner's insurance was still showing as valid? :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Mike Noc
Had similar smoking on my Freelander with as good...

Had similar smoking on my Freelander with as good as the same engine, and it was an injector issue.

Luckily a bottle of Forte cleaned them out. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 09:30
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Mike Noc
Check and clean the battery post connections and...

Check and clean the battery post connections and ensure they are tight, and if that doesn't work then get the battery tested, as it may have bought the farm. :getmecoat:

Don't worry about the pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 09:24
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Mike Noc
With the serpentine belt removed you can check...

With the serpentine belt removed you can check all the other pulleys for roughness and play, and then decide if they want changing or not.

Might be worth doing this before buying any bits as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes I used a similar poker made from a bit of...

Yes I used a similar poker made from a bit of metal tube to release the clips TC, trouble is I bent it trying to push them back in. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 21:01
Replies: 508
Views: 35,368
Posted By Mike Noc
Spot on Bob - well with the first part of your...

Spot on Bob - well with the first part of your answer anyway. :D

I unclipped the seat then carried it out of the car before it struck me I shouldn't be able to do that. :getmecoat:

The centre...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 18:40
Replies: 508
Views: 35,368
Posted By Mike Noc
Was rudely woken by the sound of Mrs Noc's CDT...

Was rudely woken by the sound of Mrs Noc's CDT cranking over without firing up this morning. :getmecoat:

Told her to take my car to work and went back to sleep. :}

Having my first cup of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Noc
Rear Seat Base Rope Trick

Had a bit of a struggle with clipping the rear seat base back in after replacing the ITP on Mrs Noc's 75 today.

After trying to poke the spring clips back into place, and failing dismally, I tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 16:51
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Mike Noc
Has anyone come up with an answer as to the...

Has anyone come up with an answer as to the origin of the noise?


All I can think of is it being either a pressure relief valve, or the compressor being driven in reverse by the pressurised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Noc
Check the surfaces of the sensors. Any corrosion...

Check the surfaces of the sensors. Any corrosion or muck on them and you will get a constant beep.

Had it on mine and after rubbing down and repainting the sensors all was well.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 20:44
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By Mike Noc
I've done a few exhaust changes using ramps at...

I've done a few exhaust changes using ramps at the back and axle stands at the front. Bit cosy underneath but do-able.

Forget the old adage about measuring twice and cutting once - I measured...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 13:27
Replies: 10,752
Views: 713,251
Posted By Mike Noc
Mmmm, worth charging the battery and seeing if it...

Mmmm, worth charging the battery and seeing if it will hold a charge off the car?


These motors can develop faults that drain good batteries. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 12:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mike Noc
That's all any of us can do Dawn. :} ...

That's all any of us can do Dawn. :}



Easy enough to remove a lower mount, and once it is off the car, inspect it and then decide if it actually needs replacing or not.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 10:23
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Mike Noc
It only applies to cars with both a UBP and ITP...

It only applies to cars with both a UBP and ITP Ian, and then only if the ITP has packed up.

With the system working as it should you can go down to the alarm light no problem at all.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 10:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mike Noc
I like my mate's number plate: B166LES :D

I like my mate's number plate: B166LES :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 09:40
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Mike Noc
No you can't trust it as it uses the same two...

No you can't trust it as it uses the same two level sensors.

Safest way is to fill the tank and reset the trip meter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 09:37
Replies: 67
Views: 2,722
Posted By Mike Noc
As mentioned the law treats insurance in the same...

As mentioned the law treats insurance in the same way as tax these days - a vehicle either has to be insured or on SORN.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 00:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mike Noc
Them that don't ask don't get. ;) If it was...

Them that don't ask don't get. ;)

If it was me I'd start by saying OK it is up for £850 what would you let it go for? That should give an initial drop.

Then I'd mention all the negatives -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 00:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mike Noc
Very nice colour. :drool4: On the...

Very nice colour. :drool4:


On the downside it's a thirsty motor with not much in the way of spec though. :getmecoat:


Worth asking if there is any service history and record of the cambelts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 23:19
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Mike Noc
Well the answer is the diesel ECM's have an...

Well the answer is the diesel ECM's have an ambient pressure sensor so can't be sealed, but why oh why did they put them in a plastic bucket in a place that could easily get flooded? :shrug:


At...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 22:30
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By Mike Noc
Only had mine for around thirty years, and as it...

Only had mine for around thirty years, and as it only gets used now and again it should last another thirty. That will certainly do me. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 08:54
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes, not the best of design decisions....

Yes, not the best of design decisions. :getmecoat:

I found out that my high speed wipers don't work whilst battling through the deluge on the M1 in the early hours of Tuesday morning. :mad:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 17:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I wouldn't call it a wishbone, but it is in...

Well I wouldn't call it a wishbone, but it is in the same place where wishbones are fitted to some cars. :}


Before buying any parts you need to establish exactly where the play is. It could be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 10:36
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Mike Noc
Sorry I can't help you with costs as I do my own...

Sorry I can't help you with costs as I do my own work, but a good mechanic who knows what he is doing should be able to change the belt and tensioner in around half an hour.

Worth changing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 19:07
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes easy to get to it from underneath once the...

Yes easy to get to it from underneath once the undertray is removed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 16:04
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah in that case you don't have a timing belt -...

Ah in that case you don't have a timing belt - the diesel cams are driven by two timing chains.


The alternator, water pump and power steering are driven from the longer auxiliary belt, and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 08:35
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Mike Noc
If the noise comes on straight away when you turn...

If the noise comes on straight away when you turn the aircon on then check the belt tension, and if it happens after some time then as Andy says check your engine cooling fan is working.


I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 08:26
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Mike Noc
I usually wait for one of their more generous...

I usually wait for one of their more generous sales and then stock up on engine oil, and just have. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 23:11
Replies: 67
Views: 2,824
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly not John. A few people have fitted...

Sadly not John. A few people have fitted aftermarket cruise control systems on the 1.8s though.
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