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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 13:53
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rhys, That depends upon the material...

Hi Rhys,

That depends upon the material used. My KV6 has sheet metal 'gaskets' which don't require routine replacement.

Since you obviously have a serious tappet problem, I would whip the cover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 13:48
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By SD1too
Simon, I'm afraid you haven't understood. I...

Simon,

I'm afraid you haven't understood. I say again: the belts do not break according to age. What can cause destruction of the engine is the failure of the pulley bearings which then leads to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 10:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
I look forward to your report Rhys. If it's...

I look forward to your report Rhys. If it's straightforward, you might like to have a peep under the cam cover whilst you're at it.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 10:02
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for posting the solution Steve. Yes, fuse...

Thanks for posting the solution Steve. Yes, fuse 3 (engine fusebox) feeds the O2 sensor and camshaft position sensor so you were on the case!

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 09:26
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By SD1too
Andy, that's not the point I raised. You are...

Andy, that's not the point I raised. You are telling me I should follow the MGR advice yet you do the opposite yourself. Why?

There is no risk of a snapped cambelt if the tensioner and idler...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 17:50
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By SD1too
Hello Andy, My post does not refer to "one...

Hello Andy,

My post does not refer to "one case (your car)". Please re-read it more carefully.

You say that I shouldn't advise folk to disregard MGR's schedule. Why is it that you can advise...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 14:40
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By SD1too
Hello John and :welcome: to the club. This...

Hello John and :welcome: to the club.

This question is often asked and there are two ways of looking at it. The first is to follow the MG Rover service schedule which is to renew the cambelts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 08:05
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Thread closure request

I think the early part of my thread has served its purpose. It now seems to be being used by a small group of members seeking to promote their own interests.

It is always useful to hear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2021, 20:28
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By SD1too
I think that you should start by repairing this...

I think that you should start by repairing this Brahim.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2021, 20:23
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
It isn't Bob so no need to worry. :} Hello...

It isn't Bob so no need to worry. :}

Hello again Steve,

I'm pleased that you are so interested in my thread. I always sign my posts with my name so please feel free, if you wish, to use this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2021, 14:46
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By SD1too
The filter element won't need replacing Ken...

The filter element won't need replacing Ken unless you've accidentally thrown a handful of soil in your petrol tank! :D Opening the filter canister is risky because those who have done it report that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 20:44
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By SD1too
Don, I've sent you a P.M. Simon

Don, I've sent you a P.M.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By SD1too
Just above the oil filter Paul. Simon :}

Just above the oil filter Paul.

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 20:16
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By SD1too
Could that be introducing air into the fuel line?...

Could that be introducing air into the fuel line?

It's a long shot but the reason I asked about the running temperature was in case the underbonnet temperature is high. This once caused...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 16:43
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By SD1too
If the starter motor is turning the engine at a...

If the starter motor is turning the engine at a good speed then no.

Have you checked the running temperature by activating the instrument pack's digital display?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 16:31
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By SD1too
Send him a Private Message on the forum Jordan....

Send him a Private Message on the forum Jordan. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 14:42
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By SD1too
Hello Brahim, As expected your fuel filter...

Hello Brahim,

As expected your fuel filter looks as if it's the original design. This does not loosen. I'm not sure about your pump as I haven't looked at mine for a long time but the originals...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Thanks Mike and Dave for pointing this...

:iagree:
Thanks Mike and Dave for pointing this out. Yes, I agree that testing with TOAF (using 12v) is best done with the linkage still attached to the actuator. I was forgetting that when I tested...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:52
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
Hello Ian, I'm glad that you posted this. My...

Hello Ian,

I'm glad that you posted this. My quiescent current (after the first 20 minutes as specified by MGR) is o.k. but every minute or so it increases to 100 mA then drops again. Unplugging...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By SD1too
It's usually incorrect belt tension Tim. Try...

It's usually incorrect belt tension Tim. Try renewing the tensioner. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:22
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By SD1too
Another possibility Kenneth is the onset of fuel...

Another possibility Kenneth is the onset of fuel filter separation which reduces fuel delivery pressure.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:08
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By SD1too
Not necessarily Steve. Actuator 2 refers to the...

Not necessarily Steve. Actuator 2 refers to the "power" VIS whose valve linkage can break. I'd first of all detach the actuator and test its operation using TOAF. Also check manually for play in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 14:25
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By SD1too
Hi Özkan, If your engine is now running...

Hi Özkan,

If your engine is now running properly then apparently not! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By SD1too
I'm doing this job at the moment Richard. The...

I'm doing this job at the moment Richard. The sticker Ravinder mentions gives two letter "C.I." codes (no-one seems to know what that means) for "Front RH" and "Front LH".

An alternative to Rimmer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2021, 11:15
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: Dale, please confirm that...

:wot: :iagree:

Dale, please confirm that you remembered to have the engine running during the test. I also recommended that you note the voltage both at idle and with the accelerator pressed....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 11:09
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
Yes I agree Rhys and I think you should try to...

Yes I agree Rhys and I think you should try to organise an alternative vehicle for your work. In your shoes I'd be removing the camshaft cover to have a look.

It's hard to explain the burning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 10:55
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Now that you've done the passenger side Martin,...

Now that you've done the passenger side Martin, it's certainly worth removing the driver's door lock assembly for inspection. Is it possible to connect it electrically when out of the door and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2021, 17:54
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By SD1too
Richard, have you checked that the chamber where...

Richard, have you checked that the chamber where the ECM resides isn't flooded due to blocked drain holes?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2021, 17:49
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
I'm sorry to hear this Steve but glad that you're...

I'm sorry to hear this Steve but glad that you're back with us now. :}

I did see your excellent pictorial guide and that is the method I'm using. It also happens to be the one in the MG Rover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 13:36
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dale, Thanks for confirming. Whilst the...

Hi Dale,

Thanks for confirming. Whilst the involvement of the air con. might mean a k-bus problem, the first thing I would do is check visually the indicator lenses to see if there is, in fact, a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 09:43
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dale, Regarding the heater blower...

Hello Dale,

Regarding the heater blower speeding up, activate the instrument pack diagnostics and select test 9.0. This will display the alternator charging voltage. What does it read at idle and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2021, 09:18
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Jon. Yes, a full report is in post no. 69....

Thanks Jon. Yes, a full report is in post no. 69. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 16:27
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
If possible, fill the new filter with Flush Out...

If possible, fill the new filter with Flush Out before fitting. When you drain the hot Flush Out you'll notice the very low viscosity which will reassure you that it's got into your tappets. You'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 15:06
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, "Minimise contact with engine oil"...

Hi Bob,

"Minimise contact with engine oil" usually refers to keeping it off your skin when carrying out maintenance such as this.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 12:07
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
OK. So would you like to tell us how you remove...

OK. So would you like to tell us how you remove the strut from the upper hub mounting?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 11:44
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By SD1too
Ravinder, If you look into your expansion...

Ravinder,

If you look into your expansion tank when it's empty, you'll see a tab marked 'MAX'. It's towards the bottom of the tank and there's a 'MIN' marker as well. Maintain your coolant level...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 11:35
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
Agreed Bob. I've already mentioned this in my...

Agreed Bob. I've already mentioned this in my earlier post:

I'm going back many years here and I suspect that it was removed to avoid unnecessary worry by customers. As Colvert said, the oil...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2021, 11:20
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Errr ... not quite Andy! You've forgotten to...

Errr ... not quite Andy! You've forgotten to mention the subframe bolts (probably also rusty), the staked hub nut which will need replacing plus disconnecting the brake line and bleeding them on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2021, 01:00
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By SD1too
A good principle to follow Pat is to change only...

A good principle to follow Pat is to change only one thing at a time. Anyway, congratulations on your success. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 20:54
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
It's out!

Today's strategy was a three pronged attack. The story so far is that this nut and bolt was so tight that 1/2 inch drive, 6 point hexagon impact sockets simply rounded the ends.

Plan B was to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 19:33
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Rick. Removing the driver's door...

Thanks for this Rick. Removing the driver's door lock, which contains the key-operated switches and actuators, might help understanding but of course only partial technical information is available...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 19:22
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Calling Frogmella

Alex,

Your inbox is full. I can't reply to your question. Please clear some space! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 18:05
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
I'd aim for somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200 rpm...

I'd aim for somewhere between 1,000 and 1,200 rpm Rhys. Because this is tiresome for ten whole minutes, I tend to give it bursts of fast idle.

I have Flush Out in the garage ready for use and I've...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 17:48
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rhys, There's no need for concern. Comma...

Hi Rhys,

There's no need for concern. Comma knows what it's doing. :D I've used this product many times and it works very well.

The engine is only run at a fast idle with the car remaining...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 17:20
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By SD1too
I've had a look in RAVE for you Alex and there's...

I've had a look in RAVE for you Alex and there's a dowel and hole as well but even so I share your surprise that the motor didn't move. After all, they're not exactly light in weight!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 11:48
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
That still sounds like hydraulic tappets to me...

That still sounds like hydraulic tappets to me Rhys and rather a serious case after fifteen minutes at cruising speed.

I'd try Flush Out straight away and new 10W40. If there's zero improvement it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 09:43
Replies: 41
Views: 1,352
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: I recommend Comma Flush Out which...

:iagree:

I recommend Comma Flush Out which I've used successfully on my cars from time to time. The engine oil is drained then Flush Out is added to half the sump's capacity. The engine is then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 09:26
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: There's bleach for example! ...

:iagree:

There's bleach for example!

Also, are we to believe that because OAT is "organic", that it's safe for disposal in the public sewerage system?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 09:18
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the warning John. What brand were the...

Thanks for the warning John. What brand were the struts you bought from DMGRS? I still have my originals at the moment.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 19:35
Replies: 52
Views: 7,341
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stuart, That's three of us that have...

Hi Stuart,

That's three of us that have suffered this in a week or two. I suspect that the recent freezing temperatures were a factor. It's nearly always the driver's side that breaks too. :shrug:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2021, 08:54
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
You may be right there Jon. :no: Simon

You may be right there Jon. :no:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 20:12
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By SD1too
I think that Mike is suggesting Ravinder that...

I think that Mike is suggesting Ravinder that following your engine's rebuild, if plain water was used rather than antifreeze solution, it would have frozen during the recent cold spell and caused a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, It's leaking because the 'O'...

Hi Martin,

It's leaking because the 'O' rings have flattened and the cause of that is movement of the three plastic parts. The solution is to fit new 'O' rings then crucially move the two serrated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 19:52
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
The day of the blowtorch

I know exactly what you mean Chris. I've done that sort of thing myself but here i have a bolt which is seized and not in contact with the ball joint pin. You would think it was part of the hub...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 11:55
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pat, It's best not to "think" but to test...

Hi Pat,

It's best not to "think" but to test and be sure! :D The test I described will reveal any faults in the entire fuel pump circuit. Another member recently had the same symptoms as you. We...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 23:56
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Indeed Ian, that's what we learn the hard way....

Indeed Ian, that's what we learn the hard way. When a new model is bought the owner has no idea which bolts are going to be troublesome in future. For example, my steering arm balljoint nut and "drop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 23:40
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pat, Ask an assistant to turn the engine...

Hi Pat,

Ask an assistant to turn the engine over whilst you listen for the fuel pump operating. You'll either need to lift the rear seat cushion or remove the fuel filler cap and place your ear at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 23:35
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SD1too
That's a good move. :} The absence of...

That's a good move. :}

The absence of direction indicator tell-tales in the instrument pack is a fault with the K-bus. They don't need the high data speed which is a characteristic of the CAN bus....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 17:17
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SD1too
Hello Sean, As your engine is affected I'd...

Hello Sean,

As your engine is affected I'd say that 'EP' in this case denotes a CAN bus fault rather than something mechanical or electrical within the automatic gearbox (based upon information in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 16:42
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Yes Jon. Thank you. :} . I don't want to...

Yes Jon.

Thank you. :}
.
I don't want to hear that! :D I've just been reading Frogmella's 2018 thread. I am in exactly the same situation as he was.


Thanks Dave. :} I was really hoping not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 15:24
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Angry Lower suspension arm balljoint to hub clamp bolt

Even though the nut has been removed, this bolt will neither rotate nor move even one millimetre when whacked repeatedly with a club hammer. The manuals say that it can be tapped out so please can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 11:32
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By SD1too
Also this more serious oddity Ash ... The...

Also this more serious oddity Ash ...

The usual first reaction to this is that the cooling system is pressurising due to a blown head gasket. However, forum reports have shown that coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 22:24
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Lower suspension arm progress today

In the words of Magnus Magnusson, I've started so I'll finish.

The nut is off today. I had to semi destroy it with the angle grinder then rotate it little by little with my 10 inch Vise Grips....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 14:15
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Andy and Dave, I've measured that the hub...

Andy and Dave,

I've measured that the hub and its clamp need to be lowered by three inches to release it from the strut. RAVE says that to enable this, the steering and lower suspension arm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 13:27
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
That's great to hear Calum. Leaving it overnight...

That's great to hear Calum. Leaving it overnight seemed to do the trick. The conclusion appears to be that fuel filter separation was the original reason for the fault developing. As for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 10:14
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Yes, I saw that Mike and I agree. Yes to the...

Yes, I saw that Mike and I agree.

Yes to the soaking but no to an imperial socket. I have only bi-hex in 1/2 in. drive so as you'll have read I used the tool best suited to rusted suspension: a 6...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 10:03
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: Hi Ash, From your...

:wot: :iagree:

Hi Ash,

From your description I would suspect that Mr. Previous Owner has put K-seal in your engine but can I ask first whether you followed the MGR procedure exactly when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 09:47
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for reiterating this Bill. I brought the...

Thanks for reiterating this Bill. I brought the reconditioning mode to Martin's attention in post no. 93 when he expressed concern at the high voltage during the charging process.

Martin; please...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 09:29
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, I've done this with 100% success....

Hi Mike,

I've done this with 100% success. Provided that the cap was removed with great care, which an owner doing DIY is more likely to do, it's the most practical solution to the problem in my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 09:16
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Update no. 2

My breakage literally followed in the footsteps of Stocktake, whose car is of the same type and era as mine. Here's what he reported:

Thanks for the good wishes Dave! :D Despite 6 point impact...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 20:48
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Update for today

Thanks for the endorsement Mike. I'll fit them if it's possible. I'm still wondering why MGR specified a VIN number range later than mine.

The funny thing is that my SD1, with the same type of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 11:41
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By SD1too
Just to be sure Sebastian, when you say "right...

Just to be sure Sebastian, when you say "right hand side" do you mean in the region of the oil filter? A photograph is needed really. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 10:01
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for the recall notice Jon....

Thanks very much for the recall notice Jon. :bowdown: My VIN is outside the range quoted! :shrug:

I received all the service invoices from the first owner Alan and there was no suspension work....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 20:55
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Really? Well fancy that. The Rover main dealer...

Really? Well fancy that. The Rover main dealer who supplied and serviced the car for its first owner ticked the box but "forgot" to do the work it seems. Unbelievable, or is it?


That's the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 18:31
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Again, that's what I was hoping would be possible...

Again, that's what I was hoping would be possible but it isn't. Because the spring isn't under tension it's at its full relaxed length. The sheared end cannot be raised and placed into the strut cup...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 16:02
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
I was hoping for that too but unfortunately it's...

I was hoping for that too but unfortunately it's a complete coil wrapped around the strut. :o The problem is the sharp end of the rest of the spring which is below the circular platform. I'll post...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 14:57
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Well that's just about the only thing they're...

Well that's just about the only thing they're good for David, but I don't have one!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 14:55
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Hi Calum, So you've got fuel at the correct...

Hi Calum,

So you've got fuel at the correct pressure and sparks but the engine doesn't run.

I would be ordering a camshaft position sensor now. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 14:48
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By SD1too
Haynes reckons that you do (page 4B-7 where...

Haynes reckons that you do (page 4B-7 where you'll find three photographs of it). It's apparently "at the front of the transmission bellhousing".

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 14:38
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Progress report no. 1 & new problem.

As I couldn't see the nature of the errr .... puncture :o I thought it would be daft not to try Ian's suggestion. It wasn't too much of a surprise to find that the air pumped in escaped immediately...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 09:58
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By SD1too
Hello Pat, P0336 does indicate a crankshaft...

Hello Pat,

P0336 does indicate a crankshaft position sensor circuit fault, "no plausible signal" and it will prevent the engine starting. It's located in the region of the starter motor. It has a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2021, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
A warning about "superlocking"

What happened Steve is that you "superlocked" the car by using the key fob buttons. This should never be done when anyone is inside the car because it disables not only the exterior door handles but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 09:23
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
With all the cranking you've been doing I'm...

With all the cranking you've been doing I'm surprised they're not wet.

So where are we this morning?

We think that the engine isn't being fuelled due to either:

Low delivery pressure from a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 21:00
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Thank you everyone for some great suggestions....

Thank you everyone for some great suggestions. I'll be busy first thing tomorrow morning and will report back!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 19:52
Replies: 101
Views: 4,819
Posted By SD1too
Calling members who've had broken springs

I think I'm the latest victim of the broken coil spring syndrome. I say "think" because the OSF has a flat tyre and the mudflap and rear of the engine undertray are touching the tarmac. I have about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 19:39
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, My 75 is the same vintage as...

Hello Dave,

My 75 is the same vintage as yours and hasn't been used since before the snow. Today I made myself comfortable and ready to depart to attend a relative's funeral. Sat. nav. programmed,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 19:19
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By SD1too
Hi George, Wow from me too! Beginner's luck...

Hi George,

Wow from me too! Beginner's luck obviously (post no. 10) but I'm glad that you've fixed it and thanks for taking the time to post the result. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 09:48
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Did you have the reconditioning option activated?...

Did you have the reconditioning option activated? You should be using the normal charging mode.

That's not a normal procedure Martin so it's perhaps not surprising that you're getting unexpected...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 20:52
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By SD1too
Hi Matt, I have hi-line instruments but I...

Hi Matt,

I have hi-line instruments but I work out my fuel consumption using the brim-to-brim method. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 16:23
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your reply Kevin. :} The solution is...

Thanks for your reply Kevin. :} The solution is to bring the battery indoors for charging.

Any battery will eventually run flat if a full state of charge isn't maintained irrespective of the fancy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 10:08
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By SD1too
Hi Kevin, It's a remarkable accessory I...

Hi Kevin,

It's a remarkable accessory I agree but don't overlook the need to charge your battery for at least 24 hours otherwise you'll be spending another Ł70 soon on replacing it! :o ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 09:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By SD1too
It's item 9 here...

It's item 9 here (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001630).
It's called the IAT/MAP sensor (intake air temperature/manifold absolute pressure).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 09:39
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, I notice from your photograph...

Hi Martin,

I notice from your photograph that you may have disconnected the charger when it reached stage no. 4 which C-tek defines as "battery ready for use". You'll find that it's better to let...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 09:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By SD1too
Clip, plastic PYC 101 320...

Clip, plastic PYC 101 320 (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-PYC101320)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 20:29
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By SD1too
Hello George, I'm no diesel expert but I...

Hello George,

I'm no diesel expert but I think that you're right to suspect the camshaft sensor. RAVE says that its signal is required to achieve proper fuel injector synchronisation during...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 19:13
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By SD1too
I hope not an MG Rover dealer. There's a PM...

I hope not an MG Rover dealer. There's a PM waiting for you.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 19:06
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
RAVE says that the immobiliser disables the...

RAVE says that the immobiliser disables the starter motor (and fuelling).

Time to stop for the day and come back to it next week. :} I haven't ruled out the camshaft sensor. Did the plugs smell of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 16:34
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By SD1too
Is that a Jubilee clip on the straight pipe? If...

Is that a Jubilee clip on the straight pipe? If so, that's your problem.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 16:32
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Hmmm, maybe the RH bank plugs could do with...

Hmmm, maybe the RH bank plugs could do with cleaning too. It's a horrible job getting them out though.

Does it try to fire with the accelerator fully depressed?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 15:33
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Camshaft sensor failure? Simon

Camshaft sensor failure?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 14:06
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Well done, that's spot on. I await results of the...

Well done, that's spot on. I await results of the spark test with interest.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 13:58
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
:wot: You're absolutely right Charles. I'd say...

:wot:
You're absolutely right Charles. I'd say that the myth has been exposed! :}

Well, the bonnet is closed whilst you're driving around and your alternator is charging the battery so there you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 10:00
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By SD1too
PhilMG "thanked" Greeners for his helpful reply...

PhilMG "thanked" Greeners for his helpful reply on the same day Jon. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 09:51
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tony, As Yorkshire GOC and Planenut have...

Hi Tony,

As Yorkshire GOC and Planenut have said, begin by checking that the electrical connection is bright and clean. After that, your symptoms do suggest worn contacts on the starter solenoid....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 09:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By SD1too
:welcome: Jordan and congratulations on acquiring...

:welcome: Jordan and congratulations on acquiring not only a 2.0 litre V6, of which there are few around, but also a rare and desirable example of Dorchester Red. I'm sure that you'll have it looking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 09:35
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
Charging a battery in the car

Perhaps I can offer a few words which hopefully will reassure.

In my younger days I used to follow this rule too until I stopped to think: why am I doing this? What is the difference between the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 09:05
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: That's the right move Martin. :}...

:iagree:

That's the right move Martin. :} Start by making sure that your new battery shows fully charged on the C-tek, then disconnect the charger and wait a few hours before measuring its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 21:06
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
How does that work then Ry? :shrug: Simon

How does that work then Ry? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 17:30
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
Hi David, Are you sure that you're not...

Hi David,

Are you sure that you're not thinking of the HP fuel sensor on your diesel? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 17:24
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
I know exactly what you mean Charles. To get...

I know exactly what you mean Charles. To get around this, depress the accelerator pedal fully to allow maximum air into the engine before operating the starter motor. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 12:32
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By SD1too
Hi Andrew, RAVE says that the buttons on...

Hi Andrew,

RAVE says that the buttons on your key fob always control superlocking (on the assumption that it's the standard MG Rover item).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 11:20
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
O.K. Forget about the spark for now and...

O.K.

Forget about the spark for now and concentrate on the fuel filter because your symptoms suggest that it's separated. There's a knack to lifting the rear seat cushion and you'll find some tips...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 11:12
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: :wot: I couldn't agree more with...

:iagree: :wot:

I couldn't agree more with Scott.

Martin, now that the battery's out of the car, insert your key blade into the driver's door lock and turn it anticlockwise. This should retract...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 09:45
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
In my experience Charles it is perfectly safe to...

In my experience Charles it is perfectly safe to use the battery posts. I believe that the recommendation you have read comes from the extremely unlikely possibility that a spark jumping from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 01:09
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
:clap: :jig: :wine: The eventual end of...

:clap: :jig: :wine:
The eventual end of lockdown is going to be an anti climax after that Martin!

Now leave your C-tek across your battery for 36 hours and don't switch it off! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2021, 13:27
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
Hi Richard, All you can practically do with...

Hi Richard,

All you can practically do with the ignition coils is to (1) check the DC resistance of the primary winding and (2) ensure that a 12v supply is reaching the connector.

To measure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2021, 09:30
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
Hello Richard, The item which you've circled...

Hello Richard,

The item which you've circled in red, and which you now say you've tested, is a sparking plug. The item circled in blue is an ignition coil.

To test a sparking plug it must be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 11:57
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Rick's suggestion isn't going to work with a flat...

Rick's suggestion isn't going to work with a flat battery Martin. Your only option is to get the bonnet open to charge the battery and the sooner you do that, the better.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 10:54
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
That's very strange. Can you tell me exactly how...

That's very strange. Can you tell me exactly how you tested them please Richard?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 09:49
Replies: 28
Views: 11,845
Posted By SD1too
Re-post in the Technology forum Jon. ;) Simon

Re-post in the Technology forum Jon. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 00:33
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By SD1too
Hi Matt, There's nothing substandard about...

Hi Matt,

There's nothing substandard about manually controlled air conditioning. Your Rover 75 with Classic SE trim is an unusual and interesting car. Please don't spoil it by trying to make it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 00:25
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
No it won't have done Martin. The fob battery...

No it won't have done Martin. The fob battery powers only its circuit board which sends an RF signal to the receiver in the car. Since the car's battery is completely discharged, the receiver is most...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 18:44
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By SD1too
Yes Geoff, :D exacerbated by the freezing...

Yes Geoff, :D exacerbated by the freezing temperatures.

Get hold of a smart charger immediately and leave it connected for at least 24 hours and you might just save your battery. C-tek (a Swedish...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th February 2021, 18:39
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By SD1too
The RAVE I consulted was 2002. Your tool...

The RAVE I consulted was 2002.

Your tool doesn't appear on Rimmer's illustration of 75/ZT tools (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001532).

As you say, it's one of those mysteries.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 10th February 2021, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, RAVE's drawing shows a manual drive...

Hi Mike,

RAVE's drawing shows a manual drive socket and mentions using "a suitable tool" for emergency use by removing the interior light lens. That seems to imply that it wasn't an official part....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 11:12
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
Hi Richard, OK, so the fault could be a...

Hi Richard,

OK, so the fault could be a failed ignition coil on that cylinder only or a complete loss of ignition. A diagnostic tool may give you a quick answer otherwise repeat the spark test on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 09:28
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By SD1too
Hello Yu chang li, Have you actually removed...

Hello Yu chang li,

Have you actually removed a sparking plug and observed it during cranking? If not, you've made an unsafe assumption. Low fuel pressure can cause non-starting and that is more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 09:18
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Martin's car hasn't got an under-bonnet fuel pump...

Martin's car hasn't got an under-bonnet fuel pump Alan. It's a petrol engine. :D

Just to put this in perspective Alan, it's only if you're careless enough to connect your charger clamps the wrong...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 23:43
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By SD1too
Your thermostat is faulty Ed. Replace it with an...

Your thermostat is faulty Ed. Replace it with an 88 degree type as specified by MGR. :D

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 9th February 2021, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By SD1too
My car's got a sunroof Mike so does that mean...

My car's got a sunroof Mike so does that mean that I should have an Allen key? I'm almost certain that i don't!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 10:04
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
On my car it's clockwise (towards the front of...

On my car it's clockwise (towards the front of the car) to unlock, anti-clockwise to lock.

By the way Martin, I know that you have other things on your mind at the moment but I couldn't help...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 09:46
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
It does happen Gordon when both brake lines under...

It does happen Gordon when both brake lines under the floorpan corrode; please see my post no. 4. Leakage here is easy to see and feel so the OP could do it himself (snow permitting).

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 09:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By SD1too
Well Andy, I'm pleased to see that I wasn't...

Well Andy, I'm pleased to see that I wasn't entirely wrong! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 09:33
Replies: 74
Views: 2,550
Posted By SD1too
First of all Dan I would set the sparking plug...

First of all Dan I would set the sparking plug gaps to the specified 1.0 mm (currently 0.8 mm).

If there's still no joy then I can think of three possibilities:

Camshaft sensor.
Low fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 22:05
Replies: 74
Views: 2,550
Posted By SD1too
Excellent. :D OK, so you've got a spark and...

Excellent. :D

OK, so you've got a spark and your fuel pump is now running but the engine doesn't fire.

Do you have the "orange" clip fitted to your fuel filter?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 21:22
Replies: 74
Views: 2,550
Posted By SD1too
What makes you believe they're sparking? ...

What makes you believe they're sparking?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 21:11
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
:wot: You won't be able to Martin. The...

:wot:

You won't be able to Martin. The starter motor on the KV6 is on top of the gearbox and you'd need to remove the air cleaner and battery to get to it. :o

As Rick says, your only option is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 20:20
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
The parts are cheap. It's always the labour which...

The parts are cheap. It's always the labour which makes repairs expensive.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 16:43
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Martin, Has your ZTT got a key barrel in the...

Martin,

Has your ZTT got a key barrel in the tailgate?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 14:52
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
The first diagram is labelled "front of socket"...

The first diagram is labelled "front of socket" so yes, you have chosen the correct terminal.

The second diagram appears to show the front of the plug (which you don't have).

Simon :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 11:54
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
That sounds interesting Martin. I'd like to know...

That sounds interesting Martin. I'd like to know more, can you post a link please?


Oh, sorry to get it wrong! :getmecoat: It's just that your profile mentions only one vehicle, the 260. Any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 09:42
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, Although the charger you have...

Hi Martin,

Although the charger you have ordered is rated at 10 amps, the actual current drawn by your flat battery won't be anything near that. In my experience you might initially see 5 amps for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 19:38
Replies: 128
Views: 4,396
Posted By SD1too
The buttons on the key always activate...

The buttons on the key always activate superlocking Martin. RAVE says that in this mode, using the key blade in the lock barrel will still unlock the door.

Has any work been done involving...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 15:14
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
As said Ellis, have a look at the brake pipe run...

As said Ellis, have a look at the brake pipe run from front to rear under the floorpan on the driver's side. The pipes are prone to rusting where they're held in the plastic clips.

What's the...
Forum: Technology Forum 7th February 2021, 11:52
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By SD1too
Christopher posted several times late last night...

Christopher posted several times late last night Malcolm after he'd identified some corruption and dealt with it.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 11:49
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Have you fitted the white clip to the side of the...

Have you fitted the white clip to the side of the filter housing? It holds the top and body together and stops them rotating.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 11:48
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
This is what it shouldn't be like!...

This is what it shouldn't be like! (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2858129&postcount=14)

It's not the most user-friendly system I've ever seen. :o Are you using the Image...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
If value for money is important to you then so...

If value for money is important to you then so long as the Redex meets both ACEA A3 and B3:96 (which it will), it will be fine.

If brands are important to you then buy the GTX elsewhere. :}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 11:19
Replies: 89
Views: 1,931
Posted By SD1too
Hello Calum, There was a recent photo posted...

Hello Calum,

There was a recent photo posted of the casing showing how the ribs line up when it is screwed together fully.

Don't worry about the colour of the filter element. It's probably...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
Hello Steve, Return it to the supplier for a...

Hello Steve,

Return it to the supplier for a refund. It's obviously incorrect.

In the meantime, since the petrol pumps are extremely reliable, what's the problem with your car and how has it...
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