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Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2020, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Abott10
Is this Kosher? Not seen 1.8T Piston Crowns like these.

Title says it all. Have worked on six 1.8T K-Series engines. Never seen that style of piston tops. Hence my question in the title.

1.8T Piston and Connecting Rod Assemblies....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2020, 10:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,148
Posted By Abott10
Budget Prediction. WARNING Some Automotive-Political content!

Stand by for that old Milch Cow Budget VED Hike!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2020, 19:12
Replies: 25
Views: 4,059
Posted By Abott10
Question Are MG6s faster than ZT 1.8Ts or is mine an exception?

A question I need to ask.

Are MG6s faster than ZT 1.8Ts or is mine an exception?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2020, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Abott10
Sad news today. Bristol Cars into Liquidation.

Yes, sad news indeed for this car enthusiast.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 14:00
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Abott10
What is the overall benefit of these Downpipe Restraint Brackets?

All SIX MG ZT 1.8Ts I've worked on have this component removed before I bought them.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=81566&d=1582035025
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 12:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Abott10
Question Repairable or replace?

My ZT-T project:~

Now the work on the engine is completed, I will arrange an MoT soon. Trouble is, both buttons on both rear doors do NOT pop up when unlocking the car on the remote, although thy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2020, 23:15
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Auto-Centre Punch deployed to good effect.

Some subsequent conclusions :~

That could be the case here Gary but, from my investigations since including a clean up of the original liners and their housings in the block, they were held...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 18:14
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Today's update. Got the engine thoroughly...

Today's update.

Got the engine thoroughly warmed up and the steam-mist from the twin Silencer pipes was minimal throughout. Did not want to stress the new Pistons, Rings and Cylinder Liners as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 00:35
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Things looking better.

Now I have a brief worry about this project with the engine rebuild which I completed yesterday.... I put just plain water into the cooling system today along with a "Finish" dish washer tablet. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 18:03
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
More progress..

Re-fitted the Exhaust manifold and its Gasket, plus the Alternator.

When I started work it was quite mild and balmy... quite pleasant. By the time I finished and packed away the tools and work...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 18:26
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Cylinder Head now fitted.

Cleaned it up ~ did not need much as four years ago when I fitted the first Head Gasket, I thoroughly prepared it then so it did not need much cleaning this time around. Quick once-over with Wire...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 22:23
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By Abott10
More sad News. Norton Motorcycles in Administration

Very disappointing to see this tonight. ~

End of Norton Motorcycles. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51303905)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Abott10
Strange Red Light and other odd things in my ZT-T today.

When I got in the car, the small light between the oval Tachometer and the Mileage/Trip Display was glowing BRIGHT RED continuously. Not flashing ... continuous. Started the car and drove off fine....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2020, 18:19
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Some good progress at last today.

Thoroughly cleaned up the Cylinder Liner Locations ~ I used a circular wire brush in my trusty Black and Decker 240v drill to clean away the corrosion which held the old Cylinder Liners so firmly. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 16:39
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Piston and Rod Assemblies arrived this after noon.

The Piston and Connecting-Rod Assemblies arrived from Redman's this afternoon. I can now make plans regarding reassembly. Looks OK. There are a few minor marks on the Pistons Skirts where they have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2020, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up My dream MG ZT project could become a reality now.

My dream MG ZT could more than a dream now. Someone has already been there and done that. So has been done and someone obviously knows "the ropes" involved.

A Rover T-Series Turbocharged...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 11:54
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
That's why I was careful to ensure I noted the...

That's why I was careful to ensure I noted the correct orientation of the Con-Rd Piston Interface AND their relationship to the CRANKshaft. There is an arrow on the top of the new ones much the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 22:26
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Hi John, The new bits have arrived. I...

Hi John,

The new bits have arrived.

I think Redmans is the best option for me. I was tempted to use my Rothenberger Blow Torch and do the job myself. I have basic kit to do it but, that well...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2020, 12:50
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
I'm 99% of the opinion to get a set..

Thanks John.

Yes I remember reading about that and made a note/bookmark. Maybe a good option. Was that £35 for all four removing old and fitting new Pistons if so good value?

I will take them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2020, 00:02
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
This afternoon I cleaned up the new, unused spare...

This afternoon I cleaned up the new, unused spare 1.8 K Cylinder Liner I have and offered it up to two of the Liner locations in the block. Locations 2 and 4. It needed a tap with the Club Hammer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 18:07
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs down Bad News... Some really, really, REALLY BAD NEWS.

Decided to clean up some components, start with the four Piston Liners and Piston-Con Rod Assemblies. Started on the dirtiest one.. No 4.

Before Clean up after wipe over with petrol soaked rag.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 20:34
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Yes, I have seen those and something similar on...

Yes, I have seen those and something similar on both Elastomer and MLS ( Multi Layer Steel ) K-Series Cylinder Head Gaskets. I shall fit a MLS Gasket along with its Head Saver Shim. The surface of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 15:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Further progress today.

This is the BMW type Coolant Connection which became loose ( when old they can be difficult to locate securely ) and their internal seals expand making a perfect fit hard to obtain. I removed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 16:35
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
My cunning plan continues.

Today I cut up an old K-Series Through Bolt. Using my DeWalt Angle Grinder, it did not take long to fashion it as a more suitable drift to remove that last cylinder liner.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 00:32
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up My poor 1.8T K-Series has had the guts stripped out of it.

Spent some of it under the car extracting the Piston-Con-Rod assemblies and the Cylinder Liners. Liners 2 and 3 were easy to remove but 1 and 4 were not. Firmly Stuck or seized in their locations.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2019, 16:25
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
More slow progress. Getting there though.

Making a start to remove the Sump on my "project" ZT-T 1.8T to facilitate fitting Cylinder Liner Shims. The large Tie Bar lower engine mount was in the way of a few of the various 10mm Bolts. It has...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd December 2019, 22:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Abott10
Message in a TESCO Christmas Card Pack

Perhaps it's a bi-product of accumulated old age cynicism but, this story has all the signs of a very convenient set of circumstances.

I smell FAKE ... how about you?

Nice clear hand written...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2019, 15:08
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Abott10
Refurbishing Turbocharger fixings.

Bit of weak sunshine earlier so got the tools out to make a start on the "Project SHIM" ZT-T 1.8T.

All set up and big black clouds assembled overhead from out of nowhere to spoil my plans ......
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2019, 22:15
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Abott10
Question K-Series 1.8 Timing Belt Tensioner Question.

When setting the tensioner on the K-Series Timing Belt, should the Pointed End of the Egg shaped Adjuster be pointed down ( I believe to be correct ) or upwards when the Wire Spring end is aligned...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2019, 21:35
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
At last, an opportunity to make some progress.

Out with the tools and within and hour the Cylinder Head with the Inlet Manifold still attached was carefully lifted from the car.

Then after a wipe over of the exposed head-gasket-block...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2019, 17:24
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
I do not know how the Longbridge/Powertrain...

I do not know how the Longbridge/Powertrain engine components were cast.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2019, 12:37
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Good question Pete. I with limited knowledge...

Good question Pete. I with limited knowledge understand that when a K-Series severely overheats, the integrity of the Cylinder Block and Head material is compromised and sometimes badly weakened. Cue...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By Abott10
Possible useful Scrap Cars for spares in OXFDS.

Smiths of Bloxham (https://www.smithsofbloxham.co.uk/) have two 75 Tourers with still lots of possible donor useful parts. Prices are usually very reasonable.

Post code is OX15 4HD
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 19:20
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Quickly had the Coil Packs and Camshaft Cover...

Quickly had the Coil Packs and Camshaft Cover removed

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80731&d=1575312142

Even the Gasket was in good shape. When the engine...
Forum: Social Forum 29th November 2019, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By Abott10
A sad site today and a sign of the progress of times. Nothing lasts forever.

On the way to drop off a Rover part to an enthusiast in The Netherlands, I parked near a very faded example of what was once a very familiar sight almost everywhere. A RED ( very faded ) Telephone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2019, 13:51
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Rain stopped play ... AGAIN.

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/image.php?u=29482&type=sigpic&dateline=1551723620

Made a start by jacking up the car.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 46
Views: 8,386
Posted By Abott10
Cool I'm looking to fit these four little gizmos ...

I'm looking to fit these four little gizmos

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=80862&d=1576355147
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 17:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Abott10
These inexpensive SOLAR Powered Trickle Battery Chargers work very well.

My "spare" MG ZT-T 1.8T has been on SORN for several months. I plan to strip the Power Unit, fit Cylinder Liner Shims and generally refurbish the engine. When I replaced the CHG a few years ago some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:50
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By Abott10
That bracket is pictured in their diagram but not...

That bracket is pictured in their diagram but not price listed.

Rimmer Bros "improved" data base less user friendly and helpful since those improvements.

EDIT TO ADD @ 13:58
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 16:30
Replies: 372
Views: 38,114
Posted By Abott10
Are EVs really the answer in the future? I do not think so.

Over on other car enthusiasts' sites, interesting discussions on this subject confirm how I see the reality of the future for transport of people and goods.

The forceful winds of change are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Abott10
MG ZT 260 Front Subframe Query.

Simple question, is the front subframe on the ZT V8s a similar/identical design to those fitted to the ZT 1.8Ts?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 12:02
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs down CAN BUS user unfriendly Sidelight Bulbs.

Noticed one of the sidelights ( N/S/F ) was not shining bright when taking a short drive recently. No alert on IPK Display?

Off to order a pair of CAN BUS friendly WHITE LEDS from ebay.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 01:05
Replies: 58
Views: 5,944
Posted By Abott10
PSSST!... Nothing you or anyone here has posted...

PSSST!... Nothing you or anyone here has posted anything I was not already aware of.

Sometimes needs must. I repeat, it is the quality of the nut holding the steering wheel which is of paramount...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 13:17
Replies: 58
Views: 5,944
Posted By Abott10
Sound advice Sonic and thanks for taking the time...

Sound advice Sonic and thanks for taking the time to post making others aware.

Over the past twenty odd years, correction rather more, I have used those various devices many times. On more than...
Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2019, 17:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs down I don't believe it.... Yes I do!

Thought I'd seen it all. I was wrong.

ONLY IN THE UK (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7219283/Swedish-mother-50-blames-Brexit-stress-drink-drive-crash-ditch.html)

Talk about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 21:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By Abott10
Question Automatic Centre Punch.

Do they really do what it says on the tin?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2019, 18:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By Abott10
Never too old to learn about cars and new stuff.

About seven years ago I opted for UNIROYAL Rainsport 2 Tyres. They do what it says on the tin. They also provide a nice ride quality even though I prefer to run them 3-4 psi over recommended as I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 23:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Abott10
MK1 to MK2 SRS compatibility question.

Question about these SRS wires.

I have fitted Monaco Blue Insert Seats from a ca. 2001 MK1 ZT 190 Tourer to my MK2 2005 ZT-T Tourer. Both cars had their SRS under seat connections hard wired. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 20:21
Replies: 33
Views: 3,687
Posted By Abott10
German Engineering at its finest

VAG in a word.

Another superb ploy to fool the emissions probe... :D

http://i65.tinypic.com/o8za06.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2019, 20:47
Replies: 36
Views: 2,938
Posted By Abott10
Exclamation Would you Adam and Eve it.. ?

Jaguar's I-Pace has been awarded COTY
Forum: V8 Forum 4th March 2019, 10:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,573
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up "Surprising BMW drivers everywhere"

Do not know if this has been posted here before but, no harm if it is a repeat. Well worth a look.

Heads up alert for Geordie Brian... lots of MG ZT V8 content ...:D
...
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2019, 23:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Abott10
Williams: Formula 1 in the Blood

Just watched this on BBC2.

Certainly the most interesting TV I've watched this year so far.

Well done BBC.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th February 2019, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 10,302
Posted By Abott10
Thanks for the reply from Utrect... Sjonnie... ;)...

Thanks for the reply from Utrect... Sjonnie... ;)

I have since bought off ebay the following items which should enable me to fit my Head Unit :~

CT23RO01 Rover 75 Car Stereo Double Din Fascia...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 8th February 2019, 21:58
Replies: 15
Views: 10,302
Posted By Abott10
Question Double DIM Double DIN Questions.

Although I got this Unit back in the summer, only now have I had a close look at it and offered it up to the central aperture in my daily driver ZT-T.

I had planned to butcher the DD Fascia...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2019, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up MG ZT 1.8T Holed Coolant Hose repair.

One of the many things I like about the MG6 Engine I fitted to my ZT-T 1.8T a few years ago was that the coolant level in the Expansion tank was always stable.

Following my fitting a new Clutch...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2019, 17:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By Abott10
Spotted this on ebay today. Would bid if it was...

Spotted this on ebay today. Would bid if it was not so far away. :~

Rover mg zt 1.8 turbo spares or repair
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2019, 11:49
Replies: 23
Views: 3,359
Posted By Abott10
Question Possibilities of a Club Group Buy opportunity.

I decided to get another L-Shaped Hose for my other ZT-T 1.8T which I plan to put back on the road come the warmer weather. So popped down to nearby FORGE Motorsport in Gloucester. Soon had another....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2018, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Abott10
Cool Making Bleedin' easier.

If you, like me do NOT relish bleeding some of our Rover engines' cooling systems. This may be of interest.

That very difficult to access Bleed Bolt in the Coolant Pipe which runs above the Bell...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 18:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,870
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs down Not looking good ... mutter mutter.

Increasingly widespread "knee-jerk" Write Off practice by Motor Insurance companies.

Not looking good (https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=210&t=1782701)

Some of you may have...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2018, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Abott10
Jools Holland.. Talented musician, Transport enthusiast and ACE Railway Modeller.

Jools Holland.. Talented musician, Transport enthusiast and ACE Railway Modeller.

Always admired this Guy for a number of reasons, not least his obvious liking for older British Steel in the form...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2018, 18:08
Replies: 25
Views: 3,516
Posted By Abott10
Fill her up and a couple of shots of Redex.

When I was still at Junior school, back in the early 1950s, I heard my Dad ask that when he pulled up at the Petrol Station. Before the days of self-service and I remember seeing the forecourt guy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 18:22
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Abott10
Powerfold Mirror Swap Question.

My now little used ZT 1.8T Saloon has some nice features which are useful. Heated Front Seats, TV Screen and Powerfold Door Mirrors. Howevr not the more useful Tourer loadspace.

Little used now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 17:33
Replies: 101
Views: 7,057
Posted By Abott10
Question Given the opportunity, what Traffic Law would you introduce or reintroduce?

No question in my mind, I would reintroduce the once very familiar sign on UK roads: HALT AT MAJOR ROAD AHEAD
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2018, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
Every item connected to the sub-frame has been...

Every item connected to the sub-frame has been removed or detached. Only the six long 15 mm bolts now hold the subframe in place. Now fully ready to drop and remove.

However part of the rear of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2018, 18:53
Replies: 15
Views: 6,399
Posted By Abott10
Question Sub-frame drop and 1.8T Gearbox removal question.

If I loosen all six sub-frame main 15 mm long bolts, remove those three on the Gearbox side, can that side of the sub-frame be lowered sufficiently to allow the gearbox to be lowered and removed that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2018, 18:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
Question Sub-frame drop and 1.8T Gearbox removal question.

I have a question about partial removal of the sub-frame.

If I loosen all six sub-frame main 15 mm long bolts, remove those three on the Gearbox side, can that side of the sub-frame be lowered...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2018, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Spent an hour or so to disconnect all the...

Spent an hour or so to disconnect all the off-side hub item needed to drop the sub-frame.

Having learned much when dealing with the task on the nearside, with all the various tools needed already...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 20:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up I did try to drift down the Lower Suspension Arm...

I did try to drift down the Lower Suspension Arm but, it would need more powerful blows from my 4lb Club Hammer and long Cold Chisel to get it to budge. Then a simple firm tap dropped the Suspension...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2018, 19:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Spent 2-3 hours restarting the sub-frame drop on...

Spent 2-3 hours restarting the sub-frame drop on my ZT-T. Only one bolt suffered badly from corrosion "grip" making removal difficult. That was the 13 mm Lower Ball Joint Pinch Bolt with its 15mm Nut...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2018, 23:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Abott10
MG ZT 1.8T Sub-Frame Drop,Gearbox removal and Clutch Slave fitment task.

Today I was able to make a positive start raising the car prior to sub-frame removal to allow Gearbox to be lifted down.

With car securely up on two drive on ramps I started to make a list of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2018, 10:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,461
Posted By Abott10
Hands up those who think our old MGs and Rovers are expensive to run.

Mine cost peanuts in comparison to what other folks pay for their more highly regarded cars.

Some of the prices involved here for headlights etc on modern cars are eye watering:~

Horrendously...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2018, 12:27
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Abott10
Question Making a start on CSC renewal on my favourite MG ZT-T 1.8T

I am now in a position to make a start on Gearbox removal. Then fitting a new LUK Clutch Concentric Slave Cylinder to the car.

I purchased a LUK CSC item on the recommendation of MarinaBrian here...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2018, 23:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By Abott10
Question DIY Clutch Slave CSC Renewal on 1.8T

Less than a thousand miles after fitting a new TAZU Metal Clutch Master Cylinder to my daily driver ZT-T 1.8T, the CSC Slave Cylinder let go. Fluid dripping from Bell Housing when trying to bleed....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2018, 21:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Abott10
Question Best Clutch Slave Cylinder for 1.8T Cars.

Recommendations please as per title.

Interested to hear of negative feedback particularly Plastic v. Metal.

TIA>
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2018, 15:47
Replies: 21
Views: 5,453
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up A few more images completing the job.

Job now done and here's a few more images showing the process I used.

Using the small Trolley Jack to support and control raising the heavy hub to align and fully locate the Strut in its clamp...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2018, 15:14
Replies: 21
Views: 5,453
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Here's a range of seven images I took whilst...

Here's a range of seven images I took whilst completing the job this morning before it became too hot for further work. Plus, there's World Cup Football to see.

So here's some words to go with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2018, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 5,453
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Preparation to make work easier. Strut Renewals.

I attach a few images taken whilst working
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2018, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up My front struts have arrived.

Fair play to Rimmer Bros, my struts arrived this morning. Very timely as I can make a start on fitting them tomorrow. Could have done it today but had already started work on another car.

Rimmer's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2018, 17:51
Replies: 30
Views: 3,249
Posted By Abott10
This is why the Scrappage Scheme was such a beneficial concept.

WARNING. Contains images of old MGs and Rovers and other tat.


https://youtu.be/Taf7o9sOFkc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2018, 12:38
Replies: 21
Views: 5,453
Posted By Abott10
Cool Many thanks Arctic.

Many thanks Arctic for that reply and those superb illustrations. By the way, you have the same Trolley Jack and Axle Stands as those I bought about a dozen years ago. Very useful kit.

I will try...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2018, 23:05
Replies: 21
Views: 5,453
Posted By Abott10
Question Front Strut Removal. Some Questions.

The pair of new front Strut Assemblies I ordered will arrive soon.

I have already carefully undone the pinch bolts and refitted them them with a good smear of Copper Based anti-seize grease. Also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2018, 09:41
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Abott10
Which Front Dampers for my 54-Plate ZT-T 1.8T?

Checking Rimmer Bros web-site, there's a wide range of options for front dampers for the ZT-T and 75 Tourers alone.

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001543

So which are the ones I need for my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2018, 17:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By Abott10
Question That lower rear engine Tie-Bar mounting. Questions.

I think I need a couple of these for my higher mileage 1.8T ZT-Ts. Ebay and elsewhere list various versions for the Diesel, V6 and I.8.

Images all look the same so my question.

Are these Tie...
Forum: V8 Forum 23rd May 2018, 00:53
Replies: 11
Views: 3,441
Posted By Abott10
Smile Currently watching Wheeler Dealers on Channel 37 Freeview.

Edd and Mike are getting a mid-80s Audi Quattro up to the mark.

Mike needed some parts for the car and visited an AUDI parts specialist run from an ordinary looking private house with bedrooms...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2018, 19:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,122
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up The Return of Edd China

Always enjoy watching Edd China in his TV workshop with the spanners working on some old car.

Looks like he may kick off another show on these lines if this pilot takes off... hope so.

Edd...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2018, 03:41
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Abott10
Recommend some front Dampers.

My favourite daily driver ZT-T 1.8T does appear to bottom out all too readily over full road width traffic calming devices.

I suspect the two front Dampers ( Shock Absorbers ) are worn and will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2018, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Abott10
Question Possible Question for T4 and TOAF Gurus.

This 75-ZT Remote PCB and Transponder I've been saving but, ask myself is it worth saving.

Can these Remote Fobs components be cloned or whatever process to align with my car and then simply pout...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2018, 20:02
Replies: 10
Views: 2,310
Posted By Abott10
Honest John Plays a Blinder.

A UK Motoring Journalist writes positively about MG and Rovers.

Honest John Plays a Blinder...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2018, 21:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By Abott10
New VED from April 1st Following Budget.

Here are those which mainly apply to our cars :~

https://screenshots.firefox.com/TXsezwgE4vOmCWA6/www.honestjohn.co.uk
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2018, 15:42
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By Abott10
Cool A really useful Gizmo

With those big 18" MG ZT Alloy Wheels I always struggle to align the Bolt Holes in the wheels with their Bolt Locations in the hub particularly in poor light or in the dark. This GIZMO alignment...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2018, 13:24
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Abott10
Lots of Steam from cold engine start up each chilly morning.

MY MG6 engined 1.8T ZT-T see masses of steam on cold engine start up and clouds of it exiting the exhaust for the first couple of miles in this chilly weather.

So I drilled a small hole in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2018, 15:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,024
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Just ordered UNIROYAL RAINSPORT 3s for my MG ZT-T 1.8T

I decided to buy Rainsport 3s for the ZT-T. I found Camskill can supply them for £363.00 all in delivered. That's about fifty quid less than previous best price searches .. They are on the way and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2018, 18:09
Replies: 24
Views: 3,607
Posted By Abott10
Cool My first ever DIN Flare .. I made earlier. + Question.

I've ordered This Kit (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Discovery-DIN-4-75mm-Flare-3-16-Copper-Brake-Pipe-Line-Repair-Kit/362172180875?epid=2278043884&hash=item545324e98b:g:QuIAAOSwCJxaHr7m) off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2017, 19:22
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Abott10
CAR MECHANICS January 2018. MGF/TF Maintenance Guide.

Now I know some 75 and ZT owners like me also have one of the little MG 2-seaters. So this may be of interest to some folks here.

Just got my copy of the only car magazine I ever buy regularly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2017, 00:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By Abott10
Question I have a little Brake Line query.

During the past few months I have fitted ZT190 325mm Brake Discs and the ZT190 "BMW" calipers to both my MG ZT-T 1.8Ts I plan to keep. That along with Mintex and Brembo Brake Pads shows definite...
Forum: V8 Forum 3rd December 2017, 10:30
Replies: 30
Views: 4,358
Posted By Abott10
Admirable lack of prejudice on a Rover topic.

Have a read of this :~

V8 75 For sale (https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1710853)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2017, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Abott10
Cool ALERT :~ 75/ZT 1.8T Turbocharger CHRA Coolant Supply Drain Union discrepancies

Over the past few years, I have rebuilt a few worn MG ZT 1.8T Turbochargers using CHRA units.

My very recent daily driver 55-Reg MG-ZT-T 1.8T was blowing clouds of blue smoke out of the exhaust....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2017, 22:49
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Abott10
Cool Wheeler dealers STATESIDE. RS Cosworth Escort

This has Mike B and his new spannerman Ant sorting a LHD Escort Cosworth in California.

I enjoyed the engine removal and oil leak issue details and particularly the Turbocharger rebuild.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2017, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Abott10
Question Interesting ebay ZT 1.8T Piston Query.

Have a look at the images on this ebay auction for an interesting potential project MG ZT 1.8T.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mg-zt-turbo-160-/142542529497?hash=item21303263d9:g:dNoAAOSwUchZ5ke7
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2017, 22:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By Abott10
Question Historic fault code 1232 ~ question

My code reference shows this for code 1232 :~

FUEL PUMP SPEED PRIMARY CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION.

My Red 54-Reg MG ZT-T 1.8T bought with a near basket case engine was the one I fitted a low...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2017, 20:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Abott10
Question Best tool to check the Fuel Pressure on ZT 1.8Ts.

Simple request, what is the best measuring tool for this task.

Any advice or recommendations very welcome.

TIA.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2017, 22:55
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Fiting Allen Key Drive Exhaust Manifold Studs to Cylinder Heads.

Been fitting these Allen Key Drive Exhaust Manifold Studs to both T and K-Series engines This set I used today included Brass fasteners. They came with a warning NOT to over tighten.

Note use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2017, 22:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By Abott10
Probably the most difficult to access 8mm Bolt in the known Universe.

Once it stopped raining, spent a couple of leisurely hours making further progress reassembling the Cylinder Head on my favourite MG ZT-T 1.8T following Head Gasket renewal.

After fitting the new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2017, 00:17
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Abott10
Question K-Series 75/ZT 1.8 NASP and 1.8T In-Tank Fuel Pump Question.

What are the differences ... if any ?

Does the Turbocharged version of the K-Series require a higher Fuel delivery rate or pressure ....or what?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2017, 20:05
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Abott10
Attention Motor Racing enthusiasts of a certain age like moi..

Now hear this. and see... :)... A must see on FREEVIEW TV CHANNEL 19 Yesterday. @ 2100 Hours ~ that's 9 p.m. in old money.

Mike Hawthorn Documentary ~ the first in series about bygone British...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2017, 14:14
Replies: 21
Views: 2,305
Posted By Abott10
This is what I mean by Fast Fit Brake Bodges.

I plan to fit some MG ZT 190 Calipers and Discs to my favourite ZT-T 1.8T.

So earlier today, made a start to clean up and inspect a Pair of ZT-190 Calipers ready to fit them.

Look at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2017, 11:09
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By Abott10
Question Question for experienced mig welders.

QUESTION FOR EXPERIENCED MIG WELDERS:~

This is a skill that I would like to acquire, despite my advancing years. So would appreciate advice from specialists with MIG welding experience.

I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2017, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Abott10
Need "How To" remove ZT-T Driver's Door Handle.

I obtained a suitable pull cable from my last Breaker Yard visit. Removed door card and after much trial and error, including loosening the door glass Channel Guides, I was able to remove the Door...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2017, 22:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By Abott10
Question BIG PROBLEM:~ ZT-T Rear Seat Removal.

Bought a tidy set of front and rear seats with the Monaco Style blue inserts.

Ideal for my dark blue 55-Reg ZT-T.

On arrival, the seller had undone all accessible fasteners but, the captive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2017, 08:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By Abott10
Where is Reverse Light Switch

On the gearbox ( assume there ) of the MG ZT 1.8Ts ?

Never worked on one of these gearboxes so terra incognita to me.

TIA.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2017, 06:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,472
Posted By Abott10
Now here this. Photobucket users.

Email from this image hosting organ today. Have any other folks had that email.

https://ms.photobucket.com/ga/campaign_images/512/photobucket-brand.png...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2017, 20:47
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Delighted with ZT-T 1.8T MPG Check.

The low fuel warning light has been illuminated for about 30 Miles earlier today so decided to fill up to the Brim as I usually do. That way is a good way to keep an eye on fuel consumption rather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2017, 18:41
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Abott10
Question Tow bar Electrics Question is. Is TEB7AS bypass necessary?

Have fitted Witter "Stowbar" kit to two of my ZTs. No electrics so far.

Is it best to fit a Bypass module or simply Scotch Block to the boot's wiring loom?

When removing a Tow Bar from a 75 in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2017, 23:35
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Abott10
Question 1.8T In-Tank Fuel Pump and Filter Question.

May need to replace both the In-Tank Fuel Pump and Filter Assembly on one of my ZT 1.8Ts.

How difficult/easy is this job and what pitfalls should one have in mind to avoid ?

I plan to remove...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2017, 09:44
Replies: 27
Views: 5,574
Posted By Abott10
Question VVC Inlet Manifold for 1.8T

I have one of these VVC Inlet Manifolds and as some folks fit these to their 1.8 K-Series Turbocharged versions of these cars, I'm now wondering what advantages there are. Apart from being metal with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2017, 01:32
Replies: 57
Views: 21,936
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up MoT Passed ... now my daily driver.

The non-start problem has been rectified. See this thread for what caused the non-start issues. Mainly disassembled In-Tank Filter components when PO drained the tank via the Fuel Filter Access area...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2017, 01:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By Abott10
Question Attention: Analytical Minded 75/ZT Techies. Amateur Diagnosis incoming... :-)

Decided to get my MG6 Engined MG ZT-T 1.8T running and off SORN.

Previous owner drained tank of several gallons of fuel via the In-Tank Fuel Access Panel. So one of the first tasks was to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2017, 18:10
Replies: 155
Views: 2,767
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Fat Gut SUVs.

To literally illustrate the point. Yes that little car in the middle is one of the largest Rovers. A 2600 SD1 :~

http://thumbsnap.com/s/YfQYVnpF.jpg

If the form shown by those parking these...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2017, 17:56
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Abott10
F1 Kick-Off... Not long now .. AUSTRALIA

G'Day mates. Not long now. Meantime some interesting F1 Pictures from Melbourne here.

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/formel-1/fotos-gp-australien-2017-bilder-galerie-mittwoch-11943785.html
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2017, 17:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Abott10
Question Taking a dim view of my MG ZT-T Interior lights.

The front Interior Light assembly in my favourite daily driver ZT-T only has about 1/3rd the light/bulb output of my ZT Saloon. Very poor light output by comparison. I suspect blackened bulbs which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2017, 19:30
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Suddenly there's a plethora ..... 1.8t Coolant Hoses and PRTs.

All very strange, suddenly there's a plethora of 1.8t complete cooling hose and PRT assemblies on ebay including some without the the PRT.

Puzzling this sudden flood onto the market. Individual...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2017, 00:53
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Abott10
Question Xenons, Projectors and Headlamps with Washer Jets definitions.

What's the guidelines here? New learning curve so please bear with me.

My fast becoming my favourite daily driver MG ZT-T 1.8t ( now the heater output is as good as my ZS and 620ti this cold...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2017, 01:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By Abott10
Question They all do that. Am I the only one who...

Has bought both Rovers and MGs, now eight in all over the past ten years or so, where the previous owner has been told the head gasket has "failed" when there was nothing wrong with it? The coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2017, 00:00
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Abott10
Are the FRONT ABS Sensors "Handed" ?

The front offside sensor is also used for speedometer input. Does this mean they are "handed" or not? Lengths and dimensions appear the same.

TIA,
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2017, 16:10
Replies: 64
Views: 5,342
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up If money and circumstances were no problem..

What car would you have alongside your 75 or ZT V8? After all, surely you'd have one of those V8s on that "no problem" basis ....

No contest for me, one of these.
...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd January 2017, 15:08
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Abott10
Question I have the code ..

.... and can get it on the screen but... what button needs pressing to reactivate the radio?

TIA.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2016, 22:45
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Abott10
ZT Fuel Gauge never shows full query.

I've brim filled my MG ZT-T 1.8t several times since getting it back in the summer. Annoyingly, it NEVER shows full, the needle position being around four minutes past six when I brim fill the Fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2016, 15:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,612
Posted By Abott10
Question Why is it that.....?? Slow to fireup.

Why is it that.....my three MG ZT 1.8t cars in regular use need a second or two cranking on the Starter Motor before they fire up?

The 1.8 K in my son's Lotus, my wife's ZS and my 45 Connoisseur...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2016, 00:26
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By Abott10
1.8t ECU, BCU and EWS swap question.

I have a complete set including two remotes from a 1.8t ZT.

ECU, BCU and EWS with both operating remote PCBs and matching transponders..

If I remove those same components from another 1.8t...
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2016, 18:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By Abott10
Exclamation The Moon is getting ever closer...

Just stepped outside. Large, butter yellow and low just over the Horizon in the Eastern Sky ... a Massive Moon.

Headed this way ... :eek:.... We're doomed and mooned... :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2016, 13:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Ist Class service from DVLA.

I sent the completed V5c Document for the 05-Plate MG ZT-T 1.8t I purchased last month on 31st October. The date of transfer. I also included a post-it note saying the car will be put on SORN with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2016, 14:00
Replies: 35
Views: 10,516
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Tools, Techniques and DIY Gizmos.

Having experienced an unusual freak incident with my MG ZT-T 1.8t which ripped out the nearside front Wheel Arch Liner along with the ABS Sensor Cable a few days ago, checking the supply to and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2016, 22:55
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Abott10
Question What size tyres for 16" Alloy 75 Wheels.

What were original fit tyres at the factory sizes for the 75s with the 16" Alloy wheels?

I would guess say 225/55 R16 off the top of my head without actually checking.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2016, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Abott10
1.8t Shannon Tube Question.

I will buy a length of suitable flexible tube, Neoprene or Aluminuim but before doing so, need to know the I.D. ( Internal Diameter ) of the correct size to use on the 1.8t cars. I believe the Tubes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2016, 21:07
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Abott10
Question 75 and ZT Spacesaver Spare Wheel question.

Will the Spacesaver fit over all four hubs and discs or is a swap necessary ?

TIA.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2016, 11:02
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By Abott10
Question MG ZT Headlight Washers Question. MoT Fail if not working?

My latest ZT acquisition has MoT due in early December... few weeks away now. The headlamp washers do not work. They do on another ZT ( on SORN ) I have so before considering swapping parts, if not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2016, 20:43
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Abott10
Question Front Floor Mats under Carpet Anchor Points.

Are these all there underneath the carpets or do some cars need to have them drilled?

Be nice to have a certain answer to save the chore of carefully lifting the carpets.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2016, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Abott10
Chrome Mirrors & Powerfold

Did chrome mirrors also come in Powerfold form?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2016, 01:05
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By Abott10
Question How British are my MGs and Rovers?

Following the recent winding down and withdrawal of "production" at Longbridge, there has been much discussion about British Manufacturing Content with Chinese MGs over on some of the other car sites...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2016, 17:13
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Abott10
Question Two new ones on me.

My ZT-T's remote fob has become a tad iffy over the past two days. Locking is fine but, unlocking can be iffy. It was today so I used the key in the driver's door lock to unlock the car. I actually...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2016, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Abott10
Fitting a refurbished Witter "Stowbar" to my ZT-T 1.8t

My MG ZT 1.8t Saloon came with a Witter Stowbar frame fitted behind the rear bumper but, without the actual Stowbar and locking device. Daily patient searching of the ebay auctions turned up the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2016, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Abott10
Question ZT-T Headlamp Washer problem.

The Headlamp washers do not work.

Looks like and electrical problem but could blockages in the pipes cause the brief ~ less than one second ~ 14 volt show to stop almost immediately? Maybe...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2016, 23:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Nice examples still attract lots of interest ..

Even on ebay.

(http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-MG-ZT-T-160-1-8-TURBO-LE-MANS-GREEN-TOURER-ONLY-23-653-MILES-NEW-MOT-/152197284230?hash=item236faa4186:g:mM8AAOSw6n5Xp5NW)Le Mans Green MG ZT-T 1.8t...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2016, 23:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,226
Posted By Abott10
Cool Quite suddenly my latest project MG ZT-T is running very roughly.

Yesterday I used this ZT-T quite a lot. I became aware of a progressive decline in performance. Acceleration was patchy and trying to use it produced long periods ( 3-5 seconds ) of misfiring which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2016, 18:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By Abott10
Question Off side Xenon Dipped Blb replacement. Bumper Off Job?

Did a lights check on my recent MKII ZT-T acquisition. Driver's side Dipped Beam ( Projectors ) does not light up. Warning on Instruments too.

Had a look at it through the Wheel Arch Liner Access...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2016, 23:48
Replies: 8
Views: 3,611
Posted By Abott10
Question MG ZT190 "BMW" Calipers compared to those on lower spec ZTs.

In the process of renewing the Front Brake Discs and Pads on two MG ZT-Ts, I had the opportunity to compare the Pads' shapes and dimensions of the ZT190 with those on the "lesser" ZTs. The pads for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2016, 00:59
Replies: 57
Views: 21,936
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs up Pondering a change of engine ... again!

Was at last able to complete the reassembly of the front end following replacing the holed Radiator with a new one. Actually, the bumper is held by only a couple of bolts. I will adjust to close the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2016, 00:32
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Abott10
Which size Pentalobe Socket needed to remove EWS?

As title. Bought one of these Pentalobe sockets two years ago and IIRC, lent it to a friend with little chance of getting it back in the near future. So, will buy another one as it will be needed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2016, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By Abott10
Thumbs down What's up with askMID ?

They've changed the format recently and every one of my family's cars now comes up with the following erroneous response! :~
Invalid Vehicle Registration Number. Please check and try again.
Note:...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2016, 23:29
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Abott10
CAR MECHANICS July Issue out now.

Only Motoring Magazine I usually buy, you can keep the rest.

July issue has a useful two page SURVIVAL GUIDE feature on the MG ZT and ZT-T..

There's a list of USEFUL CONTACTS and top of that...
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