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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By SD1too
The symptoms which Dave is describing are exactly...

The symptoms which Dave is describing are exactly what happens when a system isn't pressurising properly. The cooling effect becomes highly dependent upon road speed and running temperature varies...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 17:35
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By SD1too
Good tools will last for your lifetime Simon, as...

Good tools will last for your lifetime Simon, as well as saving you huge labour costs every time you use them. ;)

Remember that saying: you'll remember the quality long after you've forgotten the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 12:28
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Joe. As Arctic has said, that tells us...

Thanks Joe. As Arctic has said, that tells us that your resistor and fan control system is working.

So, the next time during driving that the temperature reaches 105 degrees, can you stop and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, This might be of assistance. ...

Hi Mike,

This might be of assistance.

My copy of RAVE gives the ECM connector as C0371. Physically this is two connectors which are "incorporated into one main connector". The total number of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:43
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By SD1too
Apologies for my confusion Dave. I see that you...

Apologies for my confusion Dave. I see that you have said several times that you have a 2 speed system. Thanks for the correction.

I would urge you to do that yourself but if not, print the MGR...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:29
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
Try starting the engine from cold then...

Try starting the engine from cold then immediately pressing the demist button. Does the fan run then?
Before fitting, did you check the silver resistor for continuity?

A squeal usually indicates...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:17
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Why would anyone even consider doing that when an...

Why would anyone even consider doing that when an inexpensive product is available specifically manufactured for the task?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 23:58
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By SD1too
Mike, I had a misfire last year. The MIL...

Mike,

I had a misfire last year. The MIL didn't illuminate. T4 identified no. 5 but that's as far as its diagnosis goes. It simply lists every connector in the circuit and suggests that they're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 23:47
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By SD1too
But was the ancillary belt tensioner replaced...

But was the ancillary belt tensioner replaced then? That was my question. :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 23:42
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Using a new filter just for the flush has the...

Using a new filter just for the flush has the advantage that there's no used oil in the mix. If you choose this option it would be wise to fill the filter with flushing oil before fitting it since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 21:20
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By SD1too
Peter, Always bear in mind that engaging the...

Peter,

Always bear in mind that engaging the air conditioning compressor places a heavy load upon the engine so an increase in noise could be a lot of things, not solely the compressor.

How...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 21:13
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By SD1too
Kv6

Dave, I think you are referring to the slow speed triggering at 100 increasing to the medium speed at 106, am I right?

There's a problem with your cooling system. It should not need the medium...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 20:00
Replies: 206
Views: 10,424
Posted By SD1too
I've just reviewed your thread and I see that...

I've just reviewed your thread and I see that you've put Wonderweld in your cooling system. :devil:

That suggests that the Wonderweld has seen your thermostat mechanism as something which needs to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 15:40
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By SD1too
I beg to differ Mike. The slow speed fan should...

I beg to differ Mike. The slow speed fan should run well before 110 degrees is reached.

Dave,

First of all and most importantly, your profile says that you haven't got a car. :duh: If we are to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 14:24
Replies: 206
Views: 10,424
Posted By SD1too
105 degrees is high. The fan should start at 100...

105 degrees is high. The fan should start at 100 degrees.
88 degrees is too low. The thermostat will only just be starting to open then. You should be seeing a stable temperature in the low...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 14:15
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Ancillary drive belt

There are five items for which a torque setting is specified. One of these, the top arm bracket to RH engine mounting, requires 100 Nm. If you're going to do this job to a high standard then it makes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By SD1too
Your battery's level of charge was too low on a...

Your battery's level of charge was too low on a cold November morning. You need to buy or borrow a mains powered smart charger and charge your battery for at least 24 hours, preferably longer, to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 09:59
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By SD1too
:eek: That means you're driving at 110 mph! Try...

:eek: That means you're driving at 110 mph! Try reducing speed.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Indeed, and the way to remove the...

:iagree:

Indeed, and the way to remove the uncertainty is to do the job yourself. :D Once you have the ancillary belt off you will be able to spin the pulleys and assess their condition and make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 00:01
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
I question the mechanic's story. I don't believe...

I question the mechanic's story. I don't believe that it is possible to dismantle the pulleys for re-greasing, then reassemble them. These sort of components have for decades been made as disposable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By SD1too
Well done. Exhausts are always a struggle. When...

Well done. Exhausts are always a struggle. When reassembling and after cleaning them up, if you smear the nut and bolt threads with Copper Ease (or equivalent), the next time you need to remove them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:36
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
I'm not surprised. That is a fantastic story. ...

I'm not surprised. That is a fantastic story.

We've heard your engine running. It's noisy. I think you said that there's been no improvement. So how does he know that the pulleys are not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:22
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By SD1too
For both exhaust manifolds RAVE says: ...

For both exhaust manifolds RAVE says:

Release exhaust pipe from front rubber mountings.
Remove two bolts securing exhaust pipe to front support bracket.
Remove four nuts securing front pipe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
You can do that if you wish, yes, but I guarantee...

You can do that if you wish, yes, but I guarantee that the flushing oil will look black whether you have noisy tappets or not. Therefore one flush might be successful and the only way you will know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 10:04
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
As this is your first experience with Flush Out,...

As this is your first experience with Flush Out, I recommend that you follow the manufacturer's instructions on the carton. From memory they specify something like ten minutes' running.

Yes, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 21:11
Replies: 63
Views: 2,067
Posted By SD1too
Yes, sorry Alan. The mix up proves my point...

Yes, sorry Alan. The mix up proves my point nicely! I've corrected my original post.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 19:12
Replies: 63
Views: 2,067
Posted By SD1too
That's true and a very wise move but what about...

That's true and a very wise move but what about the constant 100mA drain you previously reported? :shrug:

By the way, I can't see your pictures. Can you upload them to this forum's image gallery?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Start by finding a product available in Germany...

Start by finding a product available in Germany then consult the manufacturer's instructions. If you decide to buy Comma Flush Out from the UK then yes, it is supplied in a 5 litre container. This...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: I still have a tube, bought...

:laughing2:

I still have a tube, bought years ago, of Girling green mechanical brake grease (https://mullard.org/products/girling-mechanical-brake-grease-25g-pfg101). Have you scoured the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 11:49
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By SD1too
Not all charging devices have this protection...

Not all charging devices have this protection though Jon. Not all manufacturers offer a comprehensive specification either so it can be a struggle to find out. Let the buyer beware!

Unless you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Hello Galambosi, To address possible noisy...

Hello Galambosi,

To address possible noisy hydraulic tappets, drain the oil and refill with flushing oil according to the manufacturer's instructions. In the UK I use Comma 'Flush Out' but I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By SD1too
The highest range you have Ian is 2MΩ but you're...

The highest range you have Ian is 2MΩ but you're extremely unlikely to need that in automotive fault finding! Any reading in the megohm range will suggest an open, or break in the path you're...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By SD1too
Sorry for jumping in on your replies David. I...

Sorry for jumping in on your replies David. I thought that you were off-line at the time and that Ian might be waiting for an answer. Then we both ended up typing at the same time and unaware of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By SD1too
No, it would be 0.5 ohms. You'll note that the...

No, it would be 0.5 ohms.
You'll note that the 200 ohm range can display tenths of an ohm. It will therefore show a decimal point and you will get a reading of whole ohms and tenths of an ohm.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:32
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By SD1too
According to the official-looking sales...

According to the official-looking sales information given, Bremtech Pad Goo can be used on the back and edges of brake pads. With that in mind, why are you doubtful about using it on the edges of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 22:49
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Why? :shrug: Simon

Why? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 16:26
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By SD1too
A philosophical question

I have noticed the following principle, not only in this club, but in others too.

When faced with a choice of diagnoses ranging from reasonably straightforward to virtually stripping and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 14:53
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By SD1too
Yes you can Steve. Open the diesel control box,...

Yes you can Steve. Open the diesel control box, remove a relay of the same physical size and fit it to the car you're working on.
It's only the whole control box assembly which cannot be exchanged...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By SD1too
Connect an external battery charger for 30 hours...

Connect an external battery charger for 30 hours Mel. As roverbarmy says, your battery is discharged.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By SD1too
On "mental health" Dave, "reacting normally to an...

On "mental health" Dave, "reacting normally to an abnormal set of circumstances" is how I've seen it described (Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing paraphrased). After your experience, would you agree...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:39
Replies: 47
Views: 1,456
Posted By SD1too
Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of...

Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?

It's always the private motorist who pays.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By SD1too
That depends Mike on whether "whistles" includes...

That depends Mike on whether "whistles" includes tensioners and idler pulleys. ;) Were they definitely renewed?

Unfortunately that thread is inconclusive.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By SD1too
From my own experience I'd say that's one of the...

From my own experience I'd say that's one of the following:

Cut(s) in the rubber of the ancillary drive belt.
Worn ancillary belt tensioner and/or idler pulley.
Worn timing belt tensioner...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:21
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By SD1too
No David. That's the heater blower motor relay. ...

No David. That's the heater blower motor relay.

Steve,

You don't need to go as far as stripping a complete fan system from another car on the evidence you've presented so far. All you need to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 18:52
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By SD1too
What sort of noise Gareth? Simon

What sort of noise Gareth?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:27
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Only if hamfisted bodger man has been at them! :D...

Only if hamfisted bodger man has been at them! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:22
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
KV6 engine

Hi David,


MG Rover issued a technical bulletin to dealers on the subject of checking the oil level of the KV6 engine. You are quite right that it is permissible to check the level when the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By SD1too
5W30 is actually listed for the 1.8 non-turbo...

5W30 is actually listed for the 1.8 non-turbo engine but for climates where temperatures fall below minus 30 degrees C. It's therefore not the best choice for the UK! :rolleyes: You are wiser than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By SD1too
It's very likely Sebastien as I have V527 UNV on...

It's very likely Sebastien as I have V527 UNV on file as belonging to a club member as well as 543 and 568.

I would need the VIN to be sure. Is it readable from the windscreen?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:28
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Earlier this week ... It will be interesting...

Earlier this week ...

It will be interesting to see what happens when this is fitted.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 23:25
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
That's the sort of thing that prevents the system...

That's the sort of thing that prevents the system pressurising properly. I've had similar on my SD1 when a defective brazed joint on the metal expansion tank caused problems. Why don't you fix the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Yes and I sympathise deeply. However the fact...

Yes and I sympathise deeply. However the fact remains that if the bottom hose is cold there is no circulation. Even though you've replaced the thermostat, if K-Seal :devil: remains in the system it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By SD1too
We need to know why it failed the MOT. No...

We need to know why it failed the MOT. No registration number shown. :duh:

Simon
Forum: Photography Corner 1st November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By SD1too
I think that the coupé is far more rakish than...

I think that the coupé is far more rakish than the saloon. You've made the best purchase possible.

Just look at the design of those rear headrests! :luvya:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 20:26
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
The bottom hose (the one containing the bleed...

The bottom hose (the one containing the bleed screw) should always feel hot. When it's cold, the thermostat hasn't opened. It sounds as if the K-Seal :devil: is interfering with the thermostat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 12:36
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
I've listened to your helpful video Terry. It...

I've listened to your helpful video Terry. It would be even better if you could open the bonnet and place the microphone closer to the engine. However, it does sound at the moment as if the starter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 12:21
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
And here...

And here (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1558211&postcount=12) is the correct method of refilling/bleeding a 75/ZT diesel Josh.

To increase your chances of success at the first...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 10:04
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
Josh; the most likely reason for this is that...

Josh; the most likely reason for this is that your cooling system isn't pressurising probably due to an ineffective seal between two components or, for example, a tiny defect in the radiator. These...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
Your thermostat is definitely faulty then. That...

Your thermostat is definitely faulty then. That needs sorting out first because your coolant isn't even reaching 75 degrees C!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:42
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By SD1too
It looks as though you have rainwater ingress...

It looks as though you have rainwater ingress somewhere or a defective seal allowing damp air in.

I'd suspect air in the cooling system Tom. Here's the MG Rover bleeding procedure for the diesel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:23
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
Yes Mike, this was news to me too until Steve...

Yes Mike, this was news to me too until Steve (Arctic) sent me a board from a 2 speed 3 wire system. On this the positive supply has two brushes wired in parallel and one earth brush for the slow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 12:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By SD1too
Tamsin, If you switch on the air...

Tamsin,

If you switch on the air conditioning using the 'Auto' button or, even better, the windscreen demist button, that will ensure that your radiator fan runs continuously which will keep the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2019, 20:53
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
If you're asking about the Engineering Carbon...

If you're asking about the Engineering Carbon Products brushes the answer is yes.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2019, 12:19
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By SD1too
A :ladysman: is in order I think. Thanks for...

A :ladysman: is in order I think.

Thanks for reporting back Thanos.

My explanation for garages not wanting to get involved is quite simply that automatic transmissions are viewed with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2019, 20:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By SD1too
Or the refilling and bleeding procedure used...

Or the refilling and bleeding procedure used beforehand. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 20:10
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
That sounds encouraging. :D Simon

That sounds encouraging. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 16:24
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By SD1too
:wot: That's my experience too. They're only...

:wot:
That's my experience too. They're only interested in standard "reconditioning" work with a hefty price tag which is no use when you've already diagnosed the faulty component.

This policy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By SD1too
Hi Graham, This could be a fault on the...

Hi Graham,

This could be a fault on the K-bus between the LSM (Lighting Switch Module), which controls the rear fog lamps, and the IPK (Instrument Pack) which displays the bulb failure warning.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
I generally dislike crimped joints. It's a...

I generally dislike crimped joints. It's a process adopted for speed rather than reliability and low electrical resistance. My preference is for soldering, particularly when dealing with braided...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 09:24
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By SD1too
It's good to hear of another one surviving Chris....

It's good to hear of another one surviving Chris. :D

It's on my private database of dealer launch cars as previously belonging to another club member who sold it via the forum in February 2017.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 09:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
No Joe, it should not start with a jolt or kick...

No Joe, it should not start with a jolt or kick when fitted to the car, neither should it start slowly and build-up speed, but perhaps you should post a sound recording so that we can hear what you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 23:13
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By SD1too
My investigation last year John showed that when...

My investigation last year John showed that when belt breakage occurs (and it is rare), it is caused by failure of the tensioner and/or idler pulley bearings. Both John116 and I have shown that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 22:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
No, low (first) speed. I find that hard to...

No, low (first) speed.

I find that hard to believe. The motor is very powerful. It would take considerable force to stall it. I suspect that the commutator is damaged.

The what? :laughing2:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 22:45
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the update Jay. That doesn't sound...

Thanks for the update Jay. That doesn't sound like a starter motor failure, more like a diesel engine problem and I'm sure that specific advice on that will be offered very quickly.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By SD1too
Yes Jay, I've had a similar experience;...

Yes Jay, I've had a similar experience; intermittent operation of the starter motor. It was worn contacts on the starter solenoid; cheap and easy to repair.

However, just to be sure, I recommend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
3 wire 2 speed motor for 1.8 engine

Hi Steve,

Thanks very much for the two boards. Royal Mail excelled themselves, the package arrived this afternoon around 4 pm.

A close examination has revealed that two brushes are wired to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 18:24
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By SD1too
I am very doubtful that the code on which Bob is...

I am very doubtful that the code on which Bob is relying is correct (and I'm pretty sure that I remember the source of his information). This is because the first four digits on my original rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:28
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By SD1too
Alan, Please can you reduce the size of your...

Alan,

Please can you reduce the size of your photograph. It's so enormous that the thread has become unmanageable on my computer. We can all see the pattern on the belt without the enlargement....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 11:23
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
Hello Terry and :welcome: to the club. Thank you...

Hello Terry and :welcome: to the club. Thank you for your honesty and willingness to solve the problem with your engine. We are here to try to help you but unfortunately this thread appears to have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 10:47
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By SD1too
Thank you John for posting that evidence. My...

Thank you John for posting that evidence. My belts, from a 1999 Rover 75 with 90,000 miles, were the same. :D

:wot: That's the sensible conclusion Emiel. My careful examination revealed that it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 20:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By SD1too
Steve, There seem to be an awful lot of MG...

Steve,

There seem to be an awful lot of MG Rover specialist garages around these days. :o

They're saying that because they haven't a clue what it is.

Please take note of my reply in your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By SD1too
Here's the story...

Here's the story (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297789) Mario, a leaking water pump, apparently. It first occurred in July and despite helpful advice from forum members,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tamsin, I don't understand the diagnosis....

Hi Tamsin,

I don't understand the diagnosis. What are the symptoms please? I fear that you might be thinking of scrapping your lovely KV6 unnecessarily. My reasons for asking:


Water pumps...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By SD1too
The link works (unusually for Facebook). It...

The link works (unusually for Facebook).

It has manual air conditioning too and lots of bits stuck onto the interior trim.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 17:38
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By SD1too
Walk away I'd say; blue smoke usually indicates...

Walk away I'd say; blue smoke usually indicates burning oil.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve. PM sent. Simon

Thanks Steve. PM sent.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 13:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By SD1too
I should hope so! Not being a diesel owner,...

I should hope so!
Not being a diesel owner, isn't the problem that engine oil can easily be spilt on the alternator during an oil change?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 11:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,359
Posted By SD1too
Which of your four cars is this Chris? Let me...

Which of your four cars is this Chris? Let me guess .... the diesel?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 11:06
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for posting this Richard. It's a...

Thanks very much for posting this Richard. It's a warning to all of us to resist blindly placing our trust (and lives, let's be honest) in people posing as professionals. Choose your garage with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 09:00
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Steve but I'm still not...

Thanks for the pictures Steve but I'm still not clear how it works with four brushes. Do you have a spare board that you could send to me?

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By SD1too
Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. One of the many...

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. One of the many things that extra finance won't change and whilst you're waiting five hours for a letter, another hapless patient is on a trolley in A&E unable to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 17:03
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Rust Richard! At the rear a bolt has to be...

Rust Richard! At the rear a bolt has to be loosened to allow movement to set the toe. You'll need to get out the wire brush and lubricant before taking it back to them.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2019, 16:57
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By SD1too
Was most of that time spent waiting for your...

Was most of that time spent waiting for your drugs by any chance? ;)

Anyway, it's good to hear that everything's going well for you Neil. Taking it easy is very sensible.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By SD1too
Steve; 82 degrees C is moulded into the upper...

Steve; 82 degrees C is moulded into the upper thermostat casing of a genuine MGR part but it should be ignored. The thermostat inside will definitely not open until 88 degrees. I have tested it.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your helpful post Pete. Since both you...

Thanks for your helpful post Pete. Since both you and Ben are experiencing the same low running temperature, I'm wondering whether the housings are fitted with a thermostat rated at a lower...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Steve. I have two...

Thanks for the pictures Steve. I have two questions about them.

I can't see a brush in the holder at the eight o'clock position but I do see the braid. Had the brush worn to nothing?
To which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 09:03
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By SD1too
Les, it's an advisory, in other words an...

Les, it's an advisory, in other words an observation at the tester's discretion. Every vehicle on the road has "slightly worn" brake discs! :rolleyes: That doesn't make them dangerous or, indeed, in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 08:49
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, What about a 2 speed, 3 wire motor...

Hi Steve,

What about a 2 speed, 3 wire motor fitted to a 1.8 engine? I thought that used only three brushes?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,642
Posted By SD1too
Believe it or not Steve, the buses on my routes...

Believe it or not Steve, the buses on my routes do exactly that! Some have the stop-start technology and others some kind of dual traction, electric or diesel, where the diesel engine stops when the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By SD1too
On a severely corroded nut I think you need to...

On a severely corroded nut I think you need to use Vise Grips/Mole wrench and lots of penetrating fluid. The fitting will be scrap afterwards however.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:30
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By SD1too
Surely not John. :shrug: They are, after all, the...

Surely not John. :shrug: They are, after all, the professionals whereas we are merely part time amateurs.

Ah well, obviously we must forgive and forget because anyone can make a mistake. But what...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 20:22
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By SD1too
Steve, I need your response to my last post to...

Steve, I need your response to my last post to help you with that ...


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
The numbers forming part of the plastic moulding...

The numbers forming part of the plastic moulding are different from the part number under which the item is sold. Was it supplied in manufacturer's packaging and labelled PEM 101050? The two genuine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By SD1too
If I understand the term correctly, brake pipe...

If I understand the term correctly, brake pipe spanners are enclosed tools designed to fit bleed nipples. What you have there is a standard hexagon nut with a pipe through the middle of it. If an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 19:48
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By SD1too
OK. I have no experience of DMGRS but I know that...

OK. I have no experience of DMGRS but I know that E Car Parts of Sandy, Bedfordshire is an X-Part dealer because I bought my last thermostat from them. :}

What method are you using to measure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By SD1too
Shaun, Book a T4 session at Soul's of Olney....

Shaun,

Book a T4 session at Soul's of Olney.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:21
Replies: 36
Views: 1,058
Posted By SD1too
Given that they are in unserviceable condition,...

Given that they are in unserviceable condition, use any method which works, including penetrating oil (PlusGas or equivalent).

No.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By SD1too
Sorry Mike, that is incorrect. Steve's fan is...

Sorry Mike, that is incorrect. Steve's fan is working normally. It starts running at 100 degrees and stops at 96.

Steve, did you make this observation with the expansion tank cap removed as the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By SD1too
That's normal and suggests that the side of the...

That's normal and suggests that the side of the dipstick which is bone dry is the true reading. The dipstick is notoriously difficult to read. Add 1.0 litre, drive the car then repeat the reading.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
Paul; based on my experience my advice is as...

Paul; based on my experience my advice is as follows:

If you can find one, buy the improved thermostat housing with the three supporting legs. Otherwise, as Stocktake says, don't use unbranded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:28
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By SD1too
So you haven't adopted the MG Rover dipstick...

So you haven't adopted the MG Rover dipstick reading procedure I provided for you in post no. 5. May I ask why?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:24
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Angry K Seal enters the equation ...

:devil: Ahhh.

Unless I've missed it, that's the first time the devil's potion has been mentioned in this thread. Consider Pete that if this stuff has the capacity to block an oil cooler, can you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 15:01
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By SD1too
These people have two Simon: XJ ROVER UNIT...

These people have two Simon:

XJ ROVER
UNIT 7E VICTORIA MILL
BOOT STREET
EARBY
LANCASHIRE
BB18 6UX

CONTACT: XJROVERPARTS@GMAIL.COM
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:58
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
I agree with your diagnosis Paul. Will you be...

I agree with your diagnosis Paul. Will you be doing the replacement yourself?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By SD1too
Hello Ben, Your running temperature should...

Hello Ben,

Your running temperature should be in the low nineties when the car is moving. When stationary it may slowly rise to a maximum of 100 degrees.

The specification of the thermostat is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:40
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
:wot: I agree with Ken that this is a useful...

:wot:
I agree with Ken that this is a useful test although in theory a faulty sensor would cause the temperature gauge to remain in the 'cold' position, the high temperature warning light to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:29
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By SD1too
That research definitely deserves a "thank you"...

That research definitely deserves a "thank you" Steve so I've awarded you one!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By SD1too
I'm really sorry to say this Geoff, and other...

I'm really sorry to say this Geoff, and other members may well disagree, but your experience is what can happen with replacement engines. The fact that the heads were skimmed is also a warning sign....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 14:05
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By SD1too
I removed the manifold chamber (the black plastic...

I removed the manifold chamber (the black plastic moulding) which greatly assisted access. Have you removed the battery and its box? I also had to move a piece of heatshield which was secured to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 13:56
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Pete, unless you have oil and coolant mixing in...

Pete, unless you have oil and coolant mixing in the cooler, you should reconnect it.

They will prevent the system from pressurising properly which results in unstable and high running...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 17:29
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
It's a question which has already been answered....

It's a question which has already been answered. Pete has a bleed screw which does not seal and a leaking joint between hose and pipe.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2019, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By SD1too
That's an interesting point and I agreed with you...

That's an interesting point and I agreed with you until I checked my 2003 brochure when the Club had manual air con. as standard (but with dual zone temperature controls). The Contour wheels make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2019, 14:10
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
It depends how "quickly" is defined. I haven't...

It depends how "quickly" is defined. I haven't timed my car but I'd judge that your quoted one to one and a half minutes isn't too wide of the mark. The official temperature for the fan to stop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 22:58
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Pete, please note.

I am sorry, I cannot let these remarks remain uncorrected.

No it isn't. There is a procedure quoted by the manufacturer about which you might have read. :duh:

It will break only if it is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By SD1too
My first check would be for a failed fan...

My first check would be for a failed fan resistor.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 19:12
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By SD1too
It needs an OSR upper suspension arm and the...

It needs an OSR upper suspension arm and the engine is overheating. Guess what that could be?

Now look at the photographs and the mileage.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By SD1too
Well in that case you've answered your own...

Well in that case you've answered your own question Mike! :D I was told that sometimes different part numbers are used for different applications of the same part in order easily to monitor sales.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 09:33
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By SD1too
Get the original fault repaired ... Simon

Get the original fault repaired ...


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Pete, As Mike says, provided that you can...

Pete,

As Mike says, provided that you can devise a way to extract the broken screw and that the thread in the hose isn't damaged, you can buy a replacement screw separately from Rimmer Bros. or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 10:47
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Mike and Bob, The point I was trying to make...

Mike and Bob,

The point I was trying to make to Pete is that, having carried out the official MGR refilling and bleeding procedure, if the presence of air is still suspected then it is not the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dave, Thank you for the first set of...

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the first set of data. As a fellow owner of a 2.5 litre automatic I'd say that an average of 26.5 mpg for ....

is terrible.

We therefore have to consider your wife's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 19:27
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
That suggests a damaged thread on either the...

That suggests a damaged thread on either the screw or hose. I'd suggest that you renew both.

I regret that I have to disagree fundamentally with this. The MG Rover bleeding procedure specifies...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 17:05
Replies: 63
Views: 1,500
Posted By SD1too
Pete, three important points for you: ...

Pete, three important points for you:


Your thermostat isn't faulty.
You need to stop the leak you've identified. It will prevent the cooling system pressurising properly and cause the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 14:24
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Simon, It seems to me that your project is...

Simon,

It seems to me that your project is becoming unnecessarily complicated. Can you remind me why you want to lower the fuel tank? If it is to renew brake pipes, it's a lot easier and perfectly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 22:26
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By SD1too
Steve; as Vitesse says, that's suspicious data....

Steve; as Vitesse says, that's suspicious data. It would suggest that the thermostat is unreliable which is unusual. In any case, that would not cause coolant loss so I would advise against replacing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By SD1too
John, If I were you I would verify that...

John,

If I were you I would verify that diagnosis yourself by a simple electrical measurement. I have known RAC/AA chaps to be incorrect more than once.

Lift the rear seat cushion and remove...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 20:05
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
If this...

If this (https://bearmach.com/kv6-engine-timing-tool-kit-ba-4882?glCountry=GB&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=CjwKCAjwlovtBRBrEiwAG3XJ-6cNu1cQzhLHbxFgwbd9IbaAkmEXsuIGyB1GehiTD8QbhqzlotLCFRoC8GwQAvD_BwE) is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the update Dave. We'd all be very...

Thanks for the update Dave.

We'd all be very interested to know what is inside your original control box. Could you remove the lid please and let us know whether you see just three relays and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
You're close; three! But the number of belts...

You're close; three! But the number of belts isn't the issue. The challenge is that when the primary belt is released, all four camshafts move. Two sprockets then have to be held in a precise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 22:11
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
Does that include the KV6 Andrew? Simon

Does that include the KV6 Andrew?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 19:08
Replies: 81
Views: 2,745
Posted By SD1too
That's the key question which I have asked a few...

That's the key question which I have asked a few times. Some people then remember that they did actually fabricate something for some of the tasks, others don't reveal their secret. ;)

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 14:23
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By SD1too
:eek: Wow! It sounds as if you were seriously...

:eek: Wow! It sounds as if you were seriously dehydrated.

It's always too hot in hospitals, summer and winter (think of the money they could save if they turned it down by just 1 degree).

It's...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 09:11
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By SD1too
Thank you for your diary of an admission Neil....

Thank you for your diary of an admission Neil. Please keep it coming. It's the detail which paints such a useful picture (the anxious moment at 07.00 when confronted with locked doors, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2019, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By SD1too
Martin, 23rd September...

Martin,

23rd September (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298187) was your last post on the subject of coolant loss.

If you select 'view public profile' under your user...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 10:15
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By SD1too
Steve, I'd say that your next step is to...

Steve,

I'd say that your next step is to look at the two 'O' ring seals on the expansion tank cap. Do they look flat? Mine did, and when I renewed them I didn't have to top-up the coolant every...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By SD1too
Aren't we all Emiel! :D :drool4: Simon

Aren't we all Emiel! :D :drool4:

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 20:21
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By SD1too
I'd like to hear from you in reply to this...

I'd like to hear from you in reply to this question Steve.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By SD1too
:welcome: to the club Thomas. For your first...

:welcome: to the club Thomas.

For your first ever post you have unintentionally asked the question which has caused much controversy! :pillow:

There are two schools of thought on this. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By SD1too
Richard, I'd say that unless you have...

Richard,

I'd say that unless you have evidence of contamination, don't bother using a flushing product, just drain and renew the antifreeze solution. Using distilled/de-ionised water rather than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 11:10
Replies: 36
Views: 1,481
Posted By SD1too
Steve; when the oil cooler fails it does so...

Steve; when the oil cooler fails it does so internally so that the coolant and engine oil mix. Nothing is visible externally. I'm afraid that your check tells us nothing.

It's not a head gasket.
...
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