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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 18:21
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By T-Cut
Since the low speed is working normally, the...

Since the low speed is working normally, the effect you describe - -

"The issue seems to arise when it hits heavy traffic after a fast drive on a motorway or similar."
- - sounds to me like a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 62
Posted By T-Cut
This is discussed now and then. For example:...

This is discussed now and then.
For example: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=178189
The Forum Search tool will get you more.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 11:40
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By T-Cut
Any info on this Dave? TC

Any info on this Dave?

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By T-Cut
The heat imbalance from each side of the cab...

The heat imbalance from each side of the cab heater is a sign that the matrix is silted up. A hosepipe back-flush with the inlet/outlet hoses detached from the system may well fix it.


Did the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 18:23
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By T-Cut
Then to eliminate Fuel Filter Syndrome, I suggest...

Then to eliminate Fuel Filter Syndrome, I suggest you remove the left side hatch in the floor under the rear seat. This gives access to the fuel filter module. Remove the large steel locking ring so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 373
Posted By T-Cut
You've fitted a new 2-speed sytem in your KV6 I...

You've fitted a new 2-speed sytem in your KV6 I believe?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 22:01
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By T-Cut
A smoking clutch smells different from any of the...

A smoking clutch smells different from any of the usual smells we're familiar with around cars. When I first experienced it, I thought what the Hell's that? I suppose a glowing brake disc would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 15:42
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By T-Cut
You should use the oil that MG Rover specifies....

You should use the oil that MG Rover specifies. Here is the complete engine oil data.
The specified grade is a semi-synthetic one.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/46a5/m8dhy8ewe34q1q86g.jpg
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 20:06
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By T-Cut
By 'cut out' do you mean it lost power or it...

By 'cut out' do you mean it lost power or it effectively switched off? Travelling at speed with the engine in gear, it would act as a heavy brake if it had stopped firing. The car would slow down...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 00:33
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
Flushing oils aren't any thicker than standartd...

Flushing oils aren't any thicker than standartd oil. Indeed, they're usually a monograde, lower viscosity oil containing detergents, dispersants and antifoams. They're designed to get everywhere the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 16:36
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
I place a brick on the throttle pedal to run the...

I place a brick on the throttle pedal to run the engine unattended at 1200-1500 rpm during oil or coolant flushes. I prefer at least an hour to get everything really hot and wetted. But ensure the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 22:26
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
I tend to agree with your mechanic, it does sound...

I tend to agree with your mechanic, it does sound like a tappet and since you've tested or replaced all the usual suspects, what's left?
A tappet that's not hydraulically locked inside will sound...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2019, 11:50
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By T-Cut
As I recall, it was tried using the BMW level...

As I recall, it was tried using the BMW level switch, but was unsuccessful. Either the sensor was the wrong size or the fittings were incompatible. Maybe a judicious word search would find the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 11:05
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By T-Cut
Your average DIY mechanic replaces the complete...

Your average DIY mechanic replaces the complete swivel hub/bearing assembly. They can be got second hand in good condition.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 21:17
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By T-Cut
Page 3 ...

Page 3



https://grenfellactiongroup.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/flogging-dead-horse.jpg
TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 15:48
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By T-Cut
Nope! Second line. TC

Nope!


Second line.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2019, 14:54
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By T-Cut
From my experience as a former research chemist,...

From my experience as a former research chemist, the effect on seals is easily explained. Many of the o-rings used in engine cooling systems are made from EPDM polymer. This material is a good, cost...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 22:32
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By T-Cut
You have to wonder why they're so unreliable? ...

You have to wonder why they're so unreliable?
From what I've seen, they don't provide enough positive contact between each half. A bullet connector is miles better.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By T-Cut
I seems logical, but I can't confirm that. ...

I seems logical, but I can't confirm that.


Another possibilty is water in the bonnet switch. The recent wet weather gets everywhere.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 18:59
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By T-Cut
They're all here:...

They're all here: https://www.boltscience.com/pages/glossary.htm
Or simply Google any nut or bolt type you haven't come across.

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 17:17
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By T-Cut
I'd guess this is the original converter, which...

I'd guess this is the original converter, which were a ceramic core type. Since the early days, the rattling V6 catalyst (and the 1.8) have been an issue. I remember when lots of V6 owners were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 11:57
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By T-Cut
Does the warning light pop on when driving fast...

Does the warning light pop on when driving fast or is it on all the time? The bonnet switch is a frequent cause of 'open door' warnings when the ram air effect slightly lifts the bonnet. If so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2019, 10:56
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By T-Cut
The tappets in the K16 and KV6 engines contain a...

The tappets in the K16 and KV6 engines contain a hydraulic mechanism a bit like a tiny piston inside the large outer cylinder which the cams act upon. To operate smoothly, the inner mechanism must be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2019, 18:45
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
The damper type cam sprocket is far more complex...

The damper type cam sprocket is far more complex than the other 'simple' version. I'd guess it's construction will be similar in a way to the damper type crank pulley. The damper pulleys are also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2019, 14:51
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
The rubber part you see isn't a seal, it's an...

The rubber part you see isn't a seal, it's an inter-layer that is bonded to two metal sections that make up the pulley. You may have noticed it's referred to as a 'damper' pulley. Basically the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 21:16
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By T-Cut
By definition, the 'left' and 'right' side of a...

By definition, the 'left' and 'right' side of a car is relative to the driver's position. That's so whether it's a LHD or RHD vehicle.

'Nearside' and 'Offside' are imprecise terms and depend on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By T-Cut
Maybe the oil seal's damaged. TC

Maybe the oil seal's damaged.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 18:55
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By T-Cut
The relays switching the fan on are in the...

The relays switching the fan on are in the plastic control box mounted behind the fan guard/frame on the nearside.

Is your fan a 3-speed or a resistor moderated 2-speed? The latter has a silver or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 18:26
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By T-Cut
The fan motor has a permanently-on live feed....

The fan motor has a permanently-on live feed. Switching is achieved via relays on the earth side. A sticking-on or faulty relay will certainly cause the fan to run without the ignition being on. Your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 00:12
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By T-Cut
The trip mileage reset button is what you use....

The trip mileage reset button is what you use. All 75/ZTs have one and all can run in Diagnostic Mode. Read the HowTo and you can't go wrong.

EDIT: Ah, I see you've twigged it.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 14:42
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By T-Cut
I think you have to put up with it until the blow...

I think you have to put up with it until the blow bulb is replaced.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By T-Cut
You did well to drift them out. They often have...

You did well to drift them out. They often have to be drilled out.
I'd say renew these sensors as a matter of course because they will inevitably suffer from the removing stage. The tip contains...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:37
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By T-Cut
As a diesel, it may well be suffering the...

As a diesel, it may well be suffering the widespread problem of the underperforming thermostat. It's very common and has filled reams of forum space over the years. Of course, you won't get any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By T-Cut
EPC may sell good brushes, but at £9 extra for UK...

EPC may sell good brushes, but at £9 extra for UK 'tracked', their delivery prices are extortionate.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2019, 10:05
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By T-Cut
Statistically speaking, the Renault 5 type...

Statistically speaking, the Renault 5 type in-hose thermostats perform better than the 'most' standard diesel ones. Of these alternatives the ones branded FirstLine, Wahler and Gates are the best...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 23:45
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By T-Cut
I suspect my guess is as good as yours. For a 2 ...

I suspect my guess is as good as yours. For a 2 litre diesel I'll say 200amps. Can you not measure the cross sectional area of the existing cable and use that to define what you need? It's sold by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 23:29
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By T-Cut
The Photobucket splash will still be there I...

The Photobucket splash will still be there I guess. There's also a Photobucket fixer Firefox here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/

which is fine if you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Cut
I still say the catalyst is kaput. TC

I still say the catalyst is kaput.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 21:59
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By T-Cut
Here's the thread:...

Here's the thread: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=282316


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By T-Cut
I can't remember that either. TC

I can't remember that either.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 11:10
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By T-Cut
The first outward sign of a failing turbocharger...

The first outward sign of a failing turbocharger is a pale blue exhaust when you rev the engine. You can indeed hear the cartridge rattling in worn bearings by listening to the front nearside of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By T-Cut
Many thanks. It does appear to be fine....

Many thanks. It does appear to be fine. Everything's now running normally.
Cheers,
TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, the 75 and ZT Tourer versions have the same...

Yes, the 75 and ZT Tourer versions have the same specs as saloons.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By T-Cut
To be sure your chosen wheel/tyre combination...

To be sure your chosen wheel/tyre combination complies with the spedometer regulations and for your insurance to remain valid, I'd suggest you stay within the sizes recommended in the Handbooks.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By T-Cut
Here's the (final) revision for wheel tracking as...

Here's the (final) revision for wheel tracking as defined on Technical Bulletin TB0061(3) 2004.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/63cc/olv3xj22daik2476g.jpg


Not clear what the '1.3 degrees'...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By T-Cut
The original MGR catalysts were. You can now buy...

The original MGR catalysts were. You can now buy a decent 75 for what Xpart/Rimmer once charged. Catalytic converter prices vary widely like anything else car-shaped. Basically, you usually get what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 11:55
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By T-Cut
But it doesn't. Anyway, whatever version...

But it doesn't.


Anyway, whatever version of physics you wish to apply, altering the wheel rim size has no effect on mpg.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 11:40
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By T-Cut
W=MV is not an equation I'm familiar with. Do you...

W=MV is not an equation I'm familiar with. Do you have a web reference for it?

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 11:12
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By T-Cut
It's the relief pressure rating in kiloPascals...

It's the relief pressure rating in kiloPascals (kPa). The '140' translates into 1.4Bar or 20psi in English. To vent off at that pressure the coolant will be at around 118 -120C (if 50% antifreeze mix...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 10:42
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By T-Cut
The same amount of work is done in moving around,...

The same amount of work is done in moving around, whether the car runs on 15" wheels or 18" wheels. The amount of work done controls the fuel consumption.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 10:03
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By T-Cut
I doubt it's faulty in the strictest sense. It...

I doubt it's faulty in the strictest sense. It simply has a lower than normal opening temperature. Thermostats come in a small range of settings, the 75/ZT being a nominal 88C. In the petrol engines,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 09:49
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By T-Cut
Two factors cause this. A failed catalytic...

Two factors cause this. A failed catalytic converter won't reduce what CO is generated to the required level. The CO level can also be too high due to poor combustion. This relates to the air/fuel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By T-Cut
It's interesting to put some numbers on this to...

It's interesting to put some numbers on this to illustrate how things vary.

These data are at normal atmospheric pressure (1 bar/15psi/100kPa)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By T-Cut
It's the thermostat. There's another thread on...

It's the thermostat. There's another thread on low running temp from a recent stat replacement.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 09:03
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By T-Cut
It's a one-shot snap fitting as I suspected....

It's a one-shot snap fitting as I suspected. Thanks for the info.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By T-Cut
Yes. If there were VIN...

Yes.





If there were VIN mismatches across different control units, it would be made obvious when you turned on the ignition. You ought to ask about this in a separate thread. There are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 21:20
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By T-Cut
Taken from an AA survey of spring fracture...

Taken from an AA survey of spring fracture numbers across the UK.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2b78/1bm3t7d9mn6cloz6g.jpg


Unfortunately, the survey was withdrawn from their website...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By T-Cut
Hello Matt, Diesels typically run cool,...

Hello Matt,


Diesels typically run cool, but warmer with the in-line stat. Unless the engine's really working hard, I wouldn't expect it to get hot enough to expell coolant from the pressure cap....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:39
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By T-Cut
Daja vu?...

Daja vu? https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=300132


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:33
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By T-Cut
That sounds about right to me. My advice...

That sounds about right to me.


My advice Ben, is to get back to Mat and he'll replace it without quibble. It's clearly not performing as it should. I'm not sure what the latest batch with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:07
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
There are lots of plastic or brass T-pieces to...

There are lots of plastic or brass T-pieces to suit this on eBay. Whether it is a 10mm or an 8mm size needs to be double checked by measuring it. Remember it's the hose bore that's important.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 18:51
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By T-Cut
I believe this is from the MGR Workshop Manual ...

I believe this is from the MGR Workshop Manual
EDIT: The yellow comment is mine. I'm unclear why 'Valid = No' is in column 7 header.


...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:27
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
It will be all or part of assembly Item 6 here...

It will be all or part of assembly Item 6 here (Rimmer link).


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/43d3/2amt6jfrm47xdb56g.jpg



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By T-Cut
Hmm, it looks pretty tightly attached to the...

Hmm, it looks pretty tightly attached to the other bit. It may be 'glued' on, but I suspect more likely to be a one-way snap together fitting. With no access to the fitting, your suggested hacksaw...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 09:47
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
Unfortunately not. TC

Unfortunately not.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 21:56
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By T-Cut
I'm unclear what you're tryting to do, but is it...

I'm unclear what you're tryting to do, but is it related to dismantling the rear box?


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e88f/lhomz4xh74lzndi6g.jpg


This bit?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 16:54
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By T-Cut
Do you mean it's lower than spec or you'd prefer...

Do you mean it's lower than spec or you'd prefer it so be higher than spec?


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/41d5/e73wx2w9grm58nm6g.jpg

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 14:59
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By T-Cut
The coolant level change really does need...

The coolant level change really does need explaining.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 14:20
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By T-Cut
The headlamps are supposed to stay at the last...

The headlamps are supposed to stay at the last manual setting between startups.
The occasional up/down movement you see at startup is simply an automated range verification.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 14:16
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By T-Cut
If the system was stone cold on both occasions,...

If the system was stone cold on both occasions, I'd like to hear an explanation of that.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 12:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,557
Posted By T-Cut
We should start a list. What may be...

We should start a list.

What may be unobtainable today might not be tomorrow, providing we know what's needed. It will only get done by focussing on the need.
So far we have the bonnet cable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 12:17
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
I spent 35 years innovating, so I do think as...

I spent 35 years innovating, so I do think as laterally, believe me.



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 11:40
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
I have a length of the steel-coiled flexible hose...

I have a length of the steel-coiled flexible hose on the shelf which I ibought to use for the PRT downpipe and maybe for the upper head to T-piece elbow. I decided against it after experimenting with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 11:24
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
You can easily confirm it. Lift off the rear seat...

You can easily confirm it. Lift off the rear seat and open the LH floor hatch. You'll see the filter top. The earlier module has two plastic lifting loops on top. The later, problematic cap is a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 21:25
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
That looks like it, but where are the Part...

That looks like it, but where are the Part Numbers?
EDIT: OK I see them now.
It seems it doesn't cover the 1.8Turbo.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 21:16
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By T-Cut
If you really prefer to cut into the case to...

If you really prefer to cut into the case to access the works, there is indeed an old thread (somewhere) covering exactly that. A square trapdoor was cut into the case just above the pushrod. This...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 19:06
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
There was a thread recently where a member posted...

There was a thread recently where a member posted a link to a European (?) website that provides MGR Part Numbers. Problem is, I can't find it.
Anyone remember?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By T-Cut
Neither of you has searched well enough, though...

Neither of you has searched well enough, though it's by far from easy to find anything on the forum these days.
Anyway, here's what's reckoned to be the 'easy' way:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 18:55
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
It's not necessary if there's no specific issue...

It's not necessary if there's no specific issue with blockage from a major contamination. There's no way to clean it anyway and there's no renewal schedule either. The design provides for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By T-Cut
The usual replacement is either an after-market...

The usual replacement is either an after-market alternative system or an MGR 2-speed/resistor controlled type (2-wires into the motor). Either is plug and play for any old 3-speed and widely...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By T-Cut
The stepper motor is connected to the lower edge...

The stepper motor is connected to the lower edge of the pivoting reflector. The connection is through a sort of universal joint in a plastic push-rod.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 13:52
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By T-Cut
It was a bad move by Rimmer/Xpart to delete all...

It was a bad move by Rimmer/Xpart to delete all part numbers from their website for stuff they no longer stock. It prevents you looking elsewhere for old stocks that almost certainly exist. They shot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 13:48
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
I wouldn't personally. There's no need and they...

I wouldn't personally. There's no need and they don't deteriorate. The only issue with them is from misfitting after removal.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 09:42
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By T-Cut
I don't know what mechanism makes them single use...

I don't know what mechanism makes them single use but apparently, they should be replaced if ever removed. Maybe it's similar to replacing certain bolts, because they have a thread lock band or are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 20:56
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By T-Cut
Thanks Karl, I appreciate it. Mine just seems...

Thanks Karl, I appreciate it.
Mine just seems different from what I remember.
Daft really, you look at the engine so often, yet when you strip it down, you can't remember how it was..



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By T-Cut
A thought. A failed tail light (parking light?)...

A thought. A failed tail light (parking light?) is automatically compensated for by switching on the corresponding brake light and operating it at half power. So, there's a tenuous connection between...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By T-Cut
@Sheraton @The Mighty Quinn Any chance...

@Sheraton
@The Mighty Quinn


Any chance you can help me? https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=300031


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 12:52
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By T-Cut
Have I got This Right? - 1.8Turbo

I've had all my turbo/intercooler/radiator pipes and hoses off for a while. A couple of days ago I refitted everything. Some things seemed a bit tighter than I recall so I'd be obliged if a 1.8Turbo...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 10:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By T-Cut
Get a bottle of engine degreaser, it's made for...

Get a bottle of engine degreaser, it's made for the job.
eBay:https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=engine+degeaser&_sacat=0


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 09:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By T-Cut
How can that be without a considerable alteration...

How can that be without a considerable alteration to the pipework?
A standard intercooler can't be fitted left to right using the standard hose, so be sure it's the correct part.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 14:34
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By T-Cut
The jacking pads have a central 'cup' receiver...

The jacking pads have a central 'cup' receiver for a similar sized 'pip' on the emergency jack. This is a safety measure to stop them sliding sideways under load. Whatever mods are made to the sills...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By T-Cut
I thought so, but no. Strictly speaking,...

I thought so, but no.

Strictly speaking, it's neither. The difference is defined by the parts they hold together. Bolts always use nuts. Screws use a treaded hole in one of the parts, ot cut their...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By T-Cut
Are these of any help? ...

Are these of any help?

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/414d/t97uphtrrpv4iuv6g.jpg

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e379/d06x27bppehng976g.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 13:50
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By T-Cut
I made this in a couple of minutes:...

I made this in a couple of minutes: https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/72e9/1sy899ubqgr22vu6g.jpg

From the dozens of logos here:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 09:51
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By T-Cut
So the quad HID conversion I've been planning for...

So the quad HID conversion I've been planning for my Mk2 will/might fail the MOT?

What's your experience (re. MOT) with the HID kits/conversions you sell?

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 22:54
Replies: 57
Views: 7,126
Posted By T-Cut
Is the red colour fading or is it the resin...

Is the red colour fading or is it the resin surface that's fogging?
My Mk1 OEM badge is still like new. It stands in the sunshine 24/7/365 but only does a few thousand miles a year.

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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 22:51
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By T-Cut
So you drilled out the splines in the flange to...

So you drilled out the splines in the flange to allow a 10mm nut and bolt to be used?


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 22:40
Replies: 57
Views: 7,126
Posted By T-Cut
Fading after only six years? Do you mean the red...

Fading after only six years? Do you mean the red colour is bleaching from sunlight? If so, I think I'd prefer some colourfast guarantee before paying the expected price for another. I also have one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 17:57
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By T-Cut
I wouldn't worry about 'heat fluctuation' quite...

I wouldn't worry about 'heat fluctuation' quite honestly. The most relevant thing is to use something that will unscrew again in five years' time. I use basic A2 stainless steel nuts and bolts on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 17:51
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By T-Cut
If the engine turns over on the starter, check...

If the engine turns over on the starter, check whether the rev counter responds on cranking. The needle should clearly show blips even if the engine won't start. If the rev counter seems dead, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2019, 09:32
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By T-Cut
Regarding Photobucket's clampdown, I find they've...

Regarding Photobucket's clampdown, I find they've now restricted access to the first ten pages of your originally 'free' account. So, all your historic images will never be recoverable unless you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 08:59
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By T-Cut
Oh dear, that's another Photobucket ransom. I'm...

Oh dear, that's another Photobucket ransom.
I'm s-l-o-w-l-y recovering my HowTo's using a new image host, but it's rather inconvenient without editing permission. The particular HowTo you refer to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 11:22
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By T-Cut
I read on here a member successfully used super...

I read on here a member successfully used super glue to bond the threaded washer thing to the body and letting it cure, before applying penetrating oil. Let it soak overnight.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 11:17
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By T-Cut
Have you got the in-line thermostat mod? If the...

Have you got the in-line thermostat mod? If the heater matrix is not silted up, The mod will bring back the heating.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 18:36
Replies: 57
Views: 3,176
Posted By T-Cut
How are you managing with that? You need to...

How are you managing with that? You need to arrange access to enable you to edit them. I'm finding it rather tortuous, even though I have all the images hosted elsewhere. I feel witholding access to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 09:46
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
There's a HowTo on the correct refitting of a...

There's a HowTo on the correct refitting of a tank module and rubber gasket if anyone's in that position.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 09:23
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By T-Cut
All mine are threaded (1.8turbo). TC

All mine are threaded (1.8turbo).


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 22:09
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
I've no idea, but tourer rear seats are frequenly...

I've no idea, but tourer rear seats are frequenly discussed so a Google search may find what you need.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 21:54
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By T-Cut
I dunno, I was generalising about studs with no...

I dunno, I was generalising about studs with no particular location in mind. Madmatt asked if they are welded in. All studs are held in location by threads, typically in a blind hole (eg. for the ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 18:58
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By T-Cut
I discovered my rear screen leak by stuffing lots...

I discovered my rear screen leak by stuffing lots of rolled up newspaper into the nooks and crannies under the rear shelf in the boot. With the complete width stuffed with paper, the first heavy rain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 18:45
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
The in=tank pump and filter module/regulator...

The in=tank pump and filter module/regulator seals are the same. Here's one:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/54fd/c05y1npwt4gazjc6g.jpg

The filter module seal in petrol models (LHS) often...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2019, 17:41
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By T-Cut
Not welded, threaded. See Post 4 in this...

Not welded, threaded.
See Post 4 in this similar thread: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=299796


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 10:14
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By T-Cut
Different tightening torques. Corrosion apart,...

Different tightening torques. Corrosion apart, the stud will stay put because it's tightened into the flange to a significantly higher torque than the nut requires. So, slackening the nut afterwards...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By T-Cut
A wooden version of these?...

A wooden version of these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MW6NNBRvv8


and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnBgj50Xka8


I suppose one could be constructed in wood if it was sensibly sized...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 19:52
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By T-Cut
They're studs (threaded rods sticking out of the...

They're studs (threaded rods sticking out of the flange), so they have to be unscrewed. You can do this be screwing on and tightening/locking together, two nuts. You then use a spanner on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:46
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By T-Cut
Talking about catching things, there's a spider...

Talking about catching things, there's a spider living somewhere in our front porch that catches moths. So what's unusual about that? Well, it only catches one specific type of moth. On a regular...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 15:41
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By T-Cut
I believe so. This might help. ...

I believe so. This might help.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2696/7m7ha51a5e8n3l36g.jpg




The usual failure point is the plastic T-piece. If so, just replace that with a suitable part...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 15:31
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By T-Cut
That's the problem, the word 'killer' - not...

That's the problem, the word 'killer' - not politically correct.

Lots of examples - - fly killer? - they laugh at it. Mouse killer?- can't get enough of it. Slug killer - er, there's an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 15:07
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By T-Cut
I swapped my three manifold to turbo bolts (plus...

I swapped my three manifold to turbo bolts (plus a stud on a 1.8turbo), for stainless steel ones. I did the same for the turbo to downpipe flange as well as the five M10 manifold studs/nuts. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By T-Cut
I used to build car ramps from scaffold planks...

I used to build car ramps from scaffold planks using six inch nails. Heavy as Hell and twice as strong as many of today's spindly angle iron jobs.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 12:31
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By T-Cut
Following over a decade's discussion on this,...

Following over a decade's discussion on this, it's apparent that 75/ZT OBD computers were calibrated over-optimistically in production. If you want better accuracy, it must be set correctly for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 12:04
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By T-Cut
Sounds like a case of over-torquing the carrier...

Sounds like a case of over-torquing the carrier bolts at some time. It's essential to torque every bolt on the engine exactly to spec.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 11:59
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By T-Cut
When I bought my year old showroom model in 2003,...

When I bought my year old showroom model in 2003, I treated the underbody brake pipes with two coats Hammerite followed by WaxOyl. I had a part tin in the garage and I believe it was the original...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By T-Cut
Why not read the Handbook I linked to instead of...

Why not read the Handbook I linked to instead of assuming what the screen should say? You'll realise it's working normally.

EDIT: Go to page '76' using the page selector on the PDF GUI. That...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 17:04
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By T-Cut
Exactly, so what's tripping the fan when the...

Exactly, so what's tripping the fan when the aircon's on?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2019, 16:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By T-Cut
https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/72b6/ubjjuqtzhqq...

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/72b6/ubjjuqtzhqqie8s6g.jpg


So everything except the letters 'mls' on the top row is missing?
Do you not get the trip mileage/odometer/ambient temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 13:02
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By T-Cut
Indeed, but the situation with Pab's car had the...

Indeed, but the situation with Pab's car had the aircon fan pulsing at the (low) brush-wear compromised 'medium' speed. Which though unusual is logical.
In the OP's case, the aircon fan is running...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2019, 16:32
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By T-Cut
I was referring to stocktake's surprise that a...

I was referring to stocktake's surprise that a faulty 3-speed fan pulsed from aircon demand:




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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2019, 13:38
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By T-Cut
I hadn't thought about it before, but isn't fan...

I hadn't thought about it before, but isn't fan cycling logical for all motors?


Why would a faulty 3-speed fan run at a higher speed to cool the condenser but not trip off when the trinary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2019, 13:28
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
Already eliminated - see last line of Post 7. ...

Already eliminated - see last line of Post 7.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th October 2019, 11:25
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By T-Cut
After an Oil Service reset, the service display...

After an Oil Service reset, the service display should show 'Inspection 15000' for four seconds and then revert to the odometer reading. Unless I misinterpret what you've said, you seem to expect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:56
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By T-Cut
Just to eliminate the canister purge valve,...

Just to eliminate the canister purge valve, disconnect the plug and see if it persists. The purge solenoid valve is mounted on the rh end of the upper inlet manifold as you look at the engine.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:45
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By T-Cut
Threadlocking systems come in various grades or...

Threadlocking systems come in various grades or strengths. Check the manufacturer's data sheet. If you need to stabilize a bolt that may well need removal later (eg: a cambelt tensioner bolt) get one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 18:46
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By T-Cut
Then you're being too liberal with it. A single...

Then you're being too liberal with it. A single drop from the nozzle is sufficient to do the job on bolts up to 5mm diameter. The problem is, thread lock fluids are rather thin liquids and difficult...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 11:40
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By T-Cut
Indeed and it's obviously not going to happen...

Indeed and it's obviously not going to happen now. I asked a Land Rover supplier about their PRT relief spring types and they had no idea what I was talking about. I suspect the PRTs made these days...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 08:32
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By T-Cut
So's everyone else. I think you missed...

So's everyone else.

I think you missed this:


Cream (buff) is 87°C With Medium Spring: first being used on FreeLander & MGF/TF.
Black is 82°C With Hard Spring: Not suitable for Rover K...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 22:43
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By T-Cut
When PRTs were first introduced by MGR they were...

When PRTs were first introduced by MGR they were rated on two factors, the nominal opening temperature and the pressure relief spring rating (light/medium/hard). These various PRTs were identified by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 13:21
Replies: 33
Views: 1,351
Posted By T-Cut
Check out the car jacking demos on YouTube,...

Check out the car jacking demos on YouTube, there's lots.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qye_-Lyb58


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 13:09
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By T-Cut
I was told by an MOT tester that replacement...

I was told by an MOT tester that replacement brake lines don't have to follow the same route as the originals. The essential thing is they must be securely mounted under the car and must be clear of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 10:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Cut
Hearing the occasional rattle? ...

Hearing the occasional rattle?


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6ac0/n3cffc5dcipxn7a6g.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 09:54
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By T-Cut
Do you mean it's dead or is it displaying the...

Do you mean it's dead or is it displaying the wrong/fluctuating fuel level?


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 16:30
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By T-Cut
Flushing is unnecessary with today's oils, but if...

Flushing is unnecessary with today's oils, but if there's any good reason to think it's contaminated (like coolant in the sump), then do so.

Flushing oils aren't designed to drive with, so it's a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 16:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By T-Cut
Do you ever see the yellow engine warning light? ...

Do you ever see the yellow engine warning light?
If so, the catalyst is failing.

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 20:53
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By T-Cut
The torque settings for all the usual bolts are...

The torque settings for all the usual bolts are also given in the Haynes manual.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 19:04
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By T-Cut
Next question, how will you measure 9Nm? ...

Next question, how will you measure 9Nm?

Without access to rather expensive kit, you should use your judgement. 9Nm is a single hand nip using a 6" spanner/socket wrench.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 16:08
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, the 'lever' is a simple handle to enable you...

Yes, the 'lever' is a simple handle to enable you to pull the cord. The first photo shows it in the stowed position. It's a simple push/snap fit.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 12:30
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By T-Cut
This is the Mk2 version. ...

This is the Mk2 version.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/243b/l5u7irbd90xmkix6g.jpg

Which is attached to --


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e9d5/0gai09bmsa76sdg6g.jpg TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By T-Cut
You can have any color, as long as it's black....

You can have any color, as long as it's black. And so the wheel turns.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By T-Cut
Google came up with this link if it's of any...

Google came up with this link if it's of any help:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By T-Cut
If you mean this: 12伏电池 - I think it translates...

If you mean this: 12伏电池 - I think it translates into '12 walt batterwy'.;)
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