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Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 19:48
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By SD1too
Thank you Ron for a very helpful post. I try to...

Thank you Ron for a very helpful post. I try to ward people off using the fast-fit boys. They press a button on a machine but they've no understanding of how it works. The machine pulls a vacuum so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2021, 07:55
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
:D It certainly isn't Ray! Could you confirm...

:D It certainly isn't Ray!

Could you confirm in which country Kidwelly is please?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 07:47
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
Brahim; it's unwise to rely on a belief without...

Brahim; it's unwise to rely on a belief without any evidence to support it and you haven't got any yet regarding head gasket failure.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
Hi Richard, When you have access to the...

Hi Richard,

When you have access to the control box locate the small relay and place your positive meter probe on the relay terminal with a thick purple wire. Connect the black meter probe to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2021, 17:47
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
What quantity did you drain compared with the...

What quantity did you drain compared with the amount used for the oil change a month ago?

Simon
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 16th October 2021, 15:14
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By SD1too
Hi Gary, The wiring for the interconnected...

Hi Gary,

The wiring for the interconnected units is complex but the Bordmonitor receives its permanent 12v battery supply on pin 7 of C0816 (purple/pink wire) and its ignition key switched supply...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SD1too
Hi Julian, I know that the procedure says to...

Hi Julian,

I know that the procedure says to wait for the fan to start running but in most weather conditions the engine won't reach the required 100˚ at a continuous idle so I do more or less...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 11:15
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, In my experience your handbrake...

Hi Steve,

In my experience your handbrake has been adjusted to be far too tight or the mechanism requires cleaning and lubrication. As a guide, four clicks for the wheels to be locked is more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 11:07
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
:D So all my research was in vain. :getmecoat: ...

:D
So all my research was in vain. :getmecoat:

Perhaps a little addition to the "location" field in your visible profile would be helpful? ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2021, 11:02
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
At the front lower edge of the engine on the...

At the front lower edge of the engine on the right hand side (when viewed from the driving seat) immediately in front of the oil filter.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 09:27
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SD1too
That small hose is described in RAVE as an air...

That small hose is described in RAVE as an air bleed so ..... :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2021, 09:25
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By SD1too
Possibly, but only if you didn't follow the...

Possibly, but only if you didn't follow the tightening order and torque setting or it was otherwise fitted without care.

Your car is from the year 2000 so I'm expecting you to have the original...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 09:09
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dan, I have found the eBay vehicle...

Hi Dan,

I have found the eBay vehicle checker to be so unreliable as to be completely useless and it appears that the Amazon version is similar. If your handbook says that H1 will fit then proceed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 08:55
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SD1too
Hello Julian, My first thought is an air...

Hello Julian,

My first thought is an air lock. Was the MG Rover refilling/bleeding procedure followed exactly the last time work was carried out on the cooling system? If you are in any doubt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 08:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By SD1too
Hello Samu, I'm very sorry to hear of your...

Hello Samu,

I'm very sorry to hear of your continuing problems. As Vitesse says, the JATCO automatic transmission is extremely reliable. Reverse piston failure is rare and can be replaced without...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 13:12
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By SD1too
I'd say it's either the car battery or the...

I'd say it's either the car battery or the starter solenoid contacts Billy.

If you have a multimeter, connect it across the battery (20v DC range) and ask your wife to first turn on the ignition...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 08:17
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Ian but it can be seen from the...

Thanks Ian but it can be seen from the photographs that the flats are about half the depth of the nut; too shallow to take a spanner comfortably.

I considered Meyle earlier this year but they're...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By SD1too
Most of the brands are like this Ian, not just...

Most of the brands are like this Ian, not just DMGRS. If you've managed to find a type with proper sized flats then please tell us all! :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 09:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Martin. It's good to rule out the...

Thanks Martin. It's good to rule out the navigation computer/disc drive which becomes corrupted if the battery is disconnected before it's shut down and the LED has extinguished.

If you don't mind...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 09:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
Yes Billy, as Dave (Stocktake) has said, fit the...

Yes Billy, as Dave (Stocktake) has said, fit the clips into the channels on the straight pipe and engage the serrated jaws loosely so that you have some grip but are still able to slide the clips...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 09:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, Congratulations on your...

Hi Martin,

Congratulations on your successful cleaning job so far. :}

With the key out of the ignition barrel and only the boot lid left open, does the red LED on the navigation computer/disc...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2021, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
Hi Terry, You'll smile at this. The 'W'...

Hi Terry,

You'll smile at this. The 'W' stands for winter! The figure preceding it indicates the oil's viscosity, or thickness, at low ambient temperatures (i.e. local climate conditions). An oil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2021, 10:15
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
Hi Maninder, Maybe you'll be somewhat...

Hi Maninder,

Maybe you'll be somewhat reassured to know that Flush Out is mineral oil with added ... err ... :shrug: Well, who knows, possibly nothing is added as the label doesn't admit to any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2021, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
Good morning Terry, The official...

Good morning Terry,

The official recommendation for your Rover KV6 engine is 10W40 meeting specification ACEA A2 (you will find that they all exceed this now so there's no problem there). 5W40 is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2021, 08:05
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
That's great Richard. 116k is a high mileage...

That's great Richard.

116k is a high mileage so it may be that brush wear is responsible for your loss of all speeds, particularly if the air conditioning has been run continuously during the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2021, 20:03
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
Hello Richard, If you are DIY-minded and are...

Hello Richard,

If you are DIY-minded and are willing to have a go with a multimeter, we can find out what's wrong with your 2 speed fan.

What's your car's mileage?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2021, 19:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By SD1too
Do you not have an equivalent of our MOT test...

Do you not have an equivalent of our MOT test which measures emissions?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2021, 11:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By SD1too
High-line radio problem

Hi Martin,

You've reported finding the head unit (in the console), radio and video modules (in the spare wheel well) all unplugged by Mr. Previous Owner. Your working sat. nav. tells us that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2021, 08:32
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Hello Terry, When you get a...

:wot:

Hello Terry,

When you get a moment, it would be very helpful if you could add "diesel" to the "2 lt" you have in your profile. Or even better, follow clf's example where his engine type...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2021, 08:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By SD1too
Is your engine still hiccuping and stuttering...

Is your engine still hiccuping and stuttering Erik?

Sometimes generic code readers give spurious results; I'm thinking of P0445. Have you tried unplugging the purge control valve to see if that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2021, 08:08
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By SD1too
Yes Ronnie, they all use the K-bus so I'd say...

Yes Ronnie, they all use the K-bus so I'd say that's where your problem lies.

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 09:11
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
It was the investigative process Steve. I had...

It was the investigative process Steve. I had determined the very first time that the 'O' rings were the problem but I didn't know why. I could see that they were flattening but I wanted to find out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2021, 09:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
Could you provide links to some of this please...

Could you provide links to some of this please Bob? I have not seen any. :shrug:

The truth is that commonly, members observe encrusted antifreeze residue and reach a hurried conclusion that the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2021, 10:03
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By SD1too
Hi Chris, A quick reply to you without...

Hi Chris,

A quick reply to you without double checking but I think that the headlamp washers are only triggered after every fourth or fifth operation of the windscreen wipers. Also, you will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2021, 09:13
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By SD1too
Another vote for the sender unit on the driver's...

Another vote for the sender unit on the driver's side Nick. If you search the forum you'll find a member's thread (this year I think) describing how the track on his sender had worn away but only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 07:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
I see no "poke" in my reply to Andy Dave. It is a...

I see no "poke" in my reply to Andy Dave. It is a polite and helpful explanation to all readers based on my extensive and detailed practical experience in this area. It's for the benefit of those of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 07:46
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By SD1too
I'm pleased that you've found the problem Gavin...

I'm pleased that you've found the problem Gavin which incidentally I suggested to you in post no. 3. ;)


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, RAVE gives the same code as TOAF...

Hi Steve,

RAVE gives the same code as TOAF when used with two speed resistor systems on a KV6. It's because "cooling fan 2", the medium speed on a 3 speed system, doesn't exist. Just ignore it.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 10:00
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By SD1too
Hi Susan, PM sent. Simon

Hi Susan,

PM sent.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2021, 09:55
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By SD1too
I think it was instigated by an unwise comment by...

I think it was instigated by an unwise comment by the Road Haulage Association which said that there could be fuel shortages. The media, naturally, reported this. Queues then formed.

I'd suggest...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2021, 12:26
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By SD1too
Hello Roger, Does the key case with the...

Hello Roger,

Does the key case with the blade still have the transponder fitted? It's a little black box sitting comfortably in the corner of the casing. This needs to be very close to the barrel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2021, 08:04
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
Hello Simon, As Stocktake has said, what you...

Hello Simon,

As Stocktake has said, what you have observed is the ancillary drive belt which drives the alternator, power steering and air conditioning compressor.

Removing the left-hand bank...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2021, 07:50
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By SD1too
Hello Samu, I would strongly advise you to...

Hello Samu,

I would strongly advise you to rethink your plan. Does you gauge reach the mid position after about a mile of driving? Have you activated the instrument pack diagnostics to monitor the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2021, 07:35
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By SD1too
Hi Gavin, You've reported that your fan...

Hi Gavin,

You've reported that your fan works on both slow speed and probably medium speed here:

Can you therefore explain to me how you can have worn brushes? :shrug: :confused:

You also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 09:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
I would agree with you Andy if you had written...

I would agree with you Andy if you had written "... removed, inspected and tested ..." but no-one, except me, has done that. Having then discovered that the housing seam has not, in fact, split, who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2021, 08:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By SD1too
Agreed. The cause of Erik's problems may be...

Agreed. The cause of Erik's problems may be faltering fuel pressure so it's worth checking.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2021, 08:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By SD1too
It might look like the thermostat is leaking...

It might look like the thermostat is leaking Billy but it won't be. All you need is a set of four inexpensive 'O' rings (CDU 3858) and to look up my past posts concerning setting the straight pipe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2021, 12:27
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By SD1too
Diesel

Hi Gavin and :welcome: to the club. :}

If the fan's triggering at 100˚ then the fault must be elsewhere. The symptoms you describe suggest excessive air conditioning refrigerant pressure. This may...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2021, 12:16
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, Haynes depends upon information...

Hi Steve,

Haynes depends upon information supplied by MG Rover and their RAVE was not kept fully updated either. The paper workshop manual for my SD1 was exactly the same. Don't be too harsh on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2021, 12:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By SD1too
1.8 engine

You could try removing the electrical connector from the purge control valve Erik. According to Haynes it's mounted on the battery tray.

Why was the lambda sensor replaced last year?

I'd urge...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2021, 07:53
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By SD1too
Do you mean on the first car David, the ZT, where...

Do you mean on the first car David, the ZT, where the presenter lowers the bonnet gently so that the striker rests upon the latch then, in a separate movement, presses the top of the bonnet so that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2021, 08:07
Replies: 62
Views: 20,293
Posted By SD1too
Good move Steve! :bowdown: :clap: Not many...

Good move Steve! :bowdown: :clap:
Not many people would bother to do that.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2021, 07:45
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By SD1too
Hi Malc, It sounds as if the commutator...

Hi Malc,

It sounds as if the commutator might be the problem then! :o

Yes your replacement fan system will run with the silver resistor.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By SD1too
Hello Paul, The codes seem to indicate an...

Hello Paul,

The codes seem to indicate an open circuit or poor connection prior to the left hand tensioner, impact sensor and airbag.

As vitesse has suggested, why not message Arctic to see if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 12:02
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By SD1too
You've done nothing wrong Geoff. It's saying "no...

You've done nothing wrong Geoff. It's saying "no disc" because the laser cannot read it and that's because the mechanics haven't placed the disc in the correct position. I had the same problem a few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 09:33
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By SD1too
Hi Malc, Your motor should have run with the...

Hi Malc,

Your motor should have run with the thick black to battery negative and the thick red to battery positive. If it didn't then there's still a problem with the motor. Here's a checklist...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 09:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By SD1too
Hello David and thanks for your reply. Ohms...

Hello David and thanks for your reply.

Ohms law was more the preserve of the 'O' level syllabus I seem to recall but congratulations on your impressive pass at 'A' level. :D

I agree with your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2021, 13:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By SD1too
Hello David, Go for an uncomplicated model....

Hello David,

Go for an uncomplicated model. For basic car fault-finding all you will need is:

A 20v DC range
A low resistance range, for example 200Ω or below.


You're less likely to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2021, 09:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,063
Posted By SD1too
Resolution

The conclusion to Mr Toad's problems is here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2900214&postcount=34).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 21:07
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By SD1too
Jon, Here is a good reference showing the...

Jon,

Here is a good reference showing the difference between a circlip and a snap ring (https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/Products-Circlips/c4747_7338/index.html?page=1), in the UK at least. :}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 14:52
Replies: 34
Views: 2,171
Posted By SD1too
Update

Martin started this thread seeking help with his misfiring ZT-T 180 with a coolant leak. I first visited him at the end of June and, with many breaks for parts delivery and holidays, all necessary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 14:23
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By SD1too
Hello Brian, Just to clarify, I think we're...

Hello Brian,

Just to clarify, I think we're talking about a "snap ring" like this aren't we?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 21:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, Of course. I have fished it out...

Hi Stefan,

Of course. I have fished it out and I'm afraid that you have been misled by the other member. There is no reference in RAVE to different sizes or to a sequence to be observed. The two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 20:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, I have RAVE but have not seen...

Hi Stefan,

I have RAVE but have not seen this. Can you give me the page reference please?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 17:42
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By SD1too
The paper air filter won't be the problem Chris....

The paper air filter won't be the problem Chris. Have you checked that your VIS actuators are both working and that the balance flap isn't stuck?
Checking and cleaning the crankcase breather pinhole...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 17:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
I have checked my notes and I too had the hub...

I have checked my notes and I too had the hub disconnected from the steering arm, suspension arm outer balljoint and strut (because I was fitting new springs at the same time). I then moved the hub...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 21:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
I have to say that wasn't my experience Mike. I...

I have to say that wasn't my experience Mike. I fitted my new X-Part bush housing to the original arm off the car (recommended). Both have hexagonal fittings so can only be assembled in one way and I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th September 2021, 16:07
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
Yes Don. The exterior temperature sensor is...

Yes Don. The exterior temperature sensor is mounted low down inside the front bumper moulding. This moulding has to be removed for access to the fan. The most likely explanation is that whoever did...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By SD1too
Are you DIY minded Stephen? All your fan motor...

Are you DIY minded Stephen? All your fan motor needs is some new brushes. A full set, specifically made for the 75/ZT, can be obtained from Engineering Carbon Products Ltd. in Croydon for about £40....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 15:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jim, Have you refitted the bush...

Hello Jim,

Have you refitted the bush housing in exactly the right position? Did you measure the distance from the rear end of the housing to the end of the original suspension arm and transfer it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 10:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
I didn't use a G clamp, in fact it's advantageous...

I didn't use a G clamp, in fact it's advantageous to leave a little space between the subframe and the arm to assist the location of the bolts. The front bolt will be very difficult though with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 09:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,404
Posted By SD1too
Hi Jim, I did this job in the spring so...

Hi Jim,

I did this job in the spring so perhaps I can help and you'll be pleased to know that the subframe does not need to be "removed" or lowered.

The problem is, as you've found out, access...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2021, 18:01
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Thumbs up Update

Just to update this thread, today I guided Mal through testing all three speeds of his fan/control box assembly and I'm pleased to say that it is in full working order without any need for repairs.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2021, 17:47
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By SD1too
Hi Sam, This is a fault without precedent. I...

Hi Sam,

This is a fault without precedent. I think your best course of action is to see if T4 can give you a clue. There's a club member based in Leamington Spa who might be able to help. He is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2021, 13:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for posting this Steve. Having read...

Thanks for posting this Steve.

Having read the instructions, as MSS says it appears to be nothing more than a simple voltmeter. This is hardly surprising really for £10. You could obtain the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 11:22
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, thanks for your reply. Unfortunately...

Hi Ian, thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately your assumption may be unreliable. Unless your "spare" battery receives a frequent maintenance charge, it is likely to become sulphated. This means...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 09:03
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By SD1too
Your use of the word "seemed" Ian probably...

Your use of the word "seemed" Ian probably answers your own question. ;)

Yes, quite possibly.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 08:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,687
Posted By SD1too
See my posts 4 & 7 David for the reassurance you...

See my posts 4 & 7 David for the reassurance you seek.

:welcome: to the club by the way! :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steven, May I suggest that you place an...

Hi Steven,

May I suggest that you place an advertisement in the Members' Cars For Sale section of the forum? Include some photographs and state an asking price. You'll need to be a subscribed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2021, 19:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Hi Colin, My photocopied Sealey VS1290...

Hi Colin,

My photocopied Sealey VS1290 instructions say this:

1.2 Applications
45, 75, MG ZS (180), MG ZT/ZT-T (160/180) ...
For MG ZT/ZT-T (190) models ... adaptor set is additionally...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th September 2021, 10:30
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tony, You might be interested to know...

Hi Tony,

You might be interested to know that it's not quite as sophisticated as that. ;) When you have 'Auto' selected the air conditioning compressor will generally be running continuously. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2021, 08:24
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Valve timing, 190 and 180 Sports Auto

Hello Stefan,

Earlier this week the ZT-T's owner took his Laser 2.0 litre horseshoes to an engineering business to have the welds drilled and the pins removed and remounted from the other side as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2021, 07:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By SD1too
Hello Samu and :welcome: to the club. I'm...

Hello Samu and :welcome: to the club.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by a "blown reverse belt" but I take it that your mechanic replaced something in the automatic gearbox.

Here is the data...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2021, 19:45
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By SD1too
Balance; and the flap valve has almost certainly...

Balance; and the flap valve has almost certainly stuck in its mid position. If you're unlucky it may have taken the actuator with it but Stocktake can sort that for you.

Unfortunately not, just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 20:59
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By SD1too
:eek: Fault diagnosis is not an exact science! ...

:eek: Fault diagnosis is not an exact science!

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 16:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By SD1too
RAVE doesn't even list this code for your MEMS...

RAVE doesn't even list this code for your MEMS engine management so I'd say that you're safe to ignore it as Yorkshire GOC said earlier.

Simon
Forum: Photography Corner 6th September 2021, 09:20
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By SD1too
That looks like it was once a hire boat doesn't...

That looks like it was once a hire boat doesn't it Jeff. Despite several sailing holidays I don't recognise the name though: Be**ick?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2021, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By SD1too
Mark, Although I'm uncertain that he does...

Mark,

Although I'm uncertain that he does belt changes, give T4 man cb750Chris a call. He's based in your home town. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2021, 07:40
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rob, Quite possibly, although the first...

Hi Rob,

Quite possibly, although the first time I had your symptoms I found a lateral cut on the ancillary belt. It's very unlikely to be the crankshaft pulley on a KV6, that problem seems only to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2021, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By SD1too
1.8

I'd be rather suspicious of these symptoms Jay. Fluctuating coolant temperature suggests that the cooling system isn't sealed and the expansion tank shouldn't eject coolant at below normal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mal, Thanks to Steve for giving the link...

Hi Mal,

Thanks to Steve for giving the link to Engineering Carbon Products Ltd. They now sell the brushes singly or in pairs or a full pack of 4. I recommend dismantling the motor first to assess...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mal, If your fan motor is the three speed...

Hi Mal,

If your fan motor is the three speed type then it sounds as if you have the common situation of a worn down earth brush. This will knock out the slow speed (needed to cool the engine at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 11:42
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Kv6

This suggests that your air conditioning system is low on refrigerant gas. Don't bridge those two terminals again. Book a mobile independent air con. specialist to check and recharge your system as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Yes. Set the centre rotary control fully...

Yes. Set the centre rotary control fully clockwise to the windscreen demist position. Does the LED in the 'A/C' button illuminate? If not, press the 'A/C' button so that it does.

Great care is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2021, 19:42
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By SD1too
2.5 kv6

Hello Chris,

Do you mean that lengthy cranking is needed?
When was the last engine service?
What is the mileage covered?

I very much doubt that your fuel pump is responsible for two reasons:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2021, 08:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, I will pass this on to the...

Hello Dave,

I will pass this on to the ZT-T's owner and see what he says. The current plan is to fit a replacement exhaust camshaft this coming Sunday so provided that goes smoothly and he's free...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2021, 19:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Yes, thanks Rob. The ZT's owner does have the 2.0...

Yes, thanks Rob. The ZT's owner does have the 2.0 horseshoes but the pins are welded in place so it would be a job for an engineering workshop.

Thanks very much Dave, I could get to Iver Heath...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2021, 10:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Thumbs down Gone missing

These were collected by Hermes from the drop-off location over a week ago and that's where the tracking stopped. The parcel was never scanned at the collecting depot and now Hermes has told the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 16:31
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By SD1too
As Vitesse says, try it that way Billy. I'd...

As Vitesse says, try it that way Billy. I'd suggest that you fill only to the 'MAX' mark then start the engine with the expansion tank cap off so that you can watch the level. Add more coolant as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 16:22
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By SD1too
I am intrigued by your pyramid shaped plugs...

I am intrigued by your pyramid shaped plugs Lennart. Can you post a photograph? :}

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2021, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
A similar thing happened to me with Collect+, a...

A similar thing happened to me with Collect+, a company which I believe was bought by Yodel! :mad: I reported it lost via the intermediary (Parcel2Go) and eventually they found it. So if this is a...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th August 2021, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By SD1too
Hi Christopher, I thought that the shark's...

Hi Christopher,

I thought that the shark's fin was a GPS aerial or have I got that wrong? Doesn't the tourer have the radio aerial in the side window glass or something similar? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 10:19
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By SD1too
Lightbulb Ah ha! Fred; follow vitesse's advice on...

Ah ha!

Fred; follow vitesse's advice on this. The fuel filter shouldn't have been touched.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2021, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By SD1too
Hello Alex, Err ... I think you mean if I...

Hello Alex,

Err ... I think you mean if I do. The only fault which requires replacement of the manifold chamber (the black plastic assembly as opposed to the inlet manifolds which are aluminium)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2021, 10:01
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By SD1too
Ah, my secret isn't carrots but a wandering...

Ah, my secret isn't carrots but a wandering finger! If you scroll down to the item description there are additional photographs including a close-up of the notice in the side window giving the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2021, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By SD1too
According to one of the photographs in the...

According to one of the photographs in the listing the owner was Chris Stephens (username dabber5411) from Cardiff.

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 23:11
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, This...

Hi Steve,

This (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2888658&postcount=4) covers your KV6 190. I doubt that you'll find the 260 engine listed as it's American. However I remember...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 14:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By SD1too
The pinchbolt was 15mm. Unfortunately the Irwin...

The pinchbolt was 15mm. Unfortunately the Irwin sets, being American, are in Imperial sizes and there's no exact match but the 9/16" (14mm) or 5/8" (16mm) from this set...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By SD1too
It is indeed so try that Ramon, if they are the...

It is indeed so try that Ramon, if they are the factory originals. You may need to look quite high up or even wait until you've removed the springs from the car.

Alternatively, e-mail X-Part...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th August 2021, 13:54
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Plus it provides a streamlined airflow...

:wot: Plus it provides a streamlined airflow under the car for improved roadholding. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 11:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By SD1too
Of course! ;) What you need is Irwin's nut &...

Of course! ;)
What you need is Irwin's nut & bolt extractors, they will grip a severely damaged hexagon head. There are two sets and each is about £25 to £30. Then all you need is a replacement...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2021, 23:04
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By SD1too
Hi Malcolm, I have done this job recently....

Hi Malcolm,

I have done this job recently. The "white gaiter" is the bump stop. Above that is the dished bump stop washer. The "collar" is a mystery. I'm wondering whether it's part of your top...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2021, 14:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By SD1too
With the suspension assembled, yes! ;) I'm sure...

With the suspension assembled, yes! ;) I'm sure you would have noticed either the crashing into potholes or the blancmange effect. Check that there's no fluid leaking and that the gaiter is intact,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2021, 15:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By SD1too
:bowdown: :cheering: :angel: :clap: Good for...

:bowdown: :cheering: :angel: :clap:
Good for you Josh. It's a lovely looking 75.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st August 2021, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for your helpful reply...

Thanks very much for your helpful reply Charlie/Chris. Your story, concerning a belt breaking after only 4 years service but on a high mileage engine, is the best evidence yet that changing the belts...
Forum: Technology Forum 21st August 2021, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By SD1too
Hi Colin, The EU/UK plug adaptor will make...

Hi Colin,

The EU/UK plug adaptor will make no difference to the operation of the charger.

If it's a "smart" charger, by definition it will be safe to leave it connected for extended periods of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rob, As you have scored rear discs as...

Hi Rob,

As you have scored rear discs as opposed to surface rust I'd say it has nothing to do with your mileage or light braking. Scoring must be the result of abrasive contamination so try more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 08:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By SD1too
Although maybe it doesn't. Radiator fan? It...

Although maybe it doesn't. Radiator fan? It wouldn't be the first time.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2021, 08:55
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Chris for your reply to Roverbarmy's...

Thanks Chris for your reply to Roverbarmy's question. I can't see how an oil change could have had any effect on your timing belt.

Do you have any evidence that, at the previous belt changes, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2021, 20:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
That's a good point Stefan, I certainly will. Due...

That's a good point Stefan, I certainly will. Due to holidays, we will resume work on the ZT-T in two weeks' time.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2021, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
I am pleased to say that I have now received a PM...

I am pleased to say that I have now received a PM from another club member who has offered us his 190 horseshoes on a loan basis.

Thank you to everyone who replied to, or just read, my appeal for...
Forum: Social Forum 17th August 2021, 19:31
Replies: 40
Views: 2,024
Posted By SD1too
Charles Dickens is quoted as saying "the law is...

Charles Dickens is quoted as saying "the law is an ass" which it is in this case.

They tell us that "speed kills". No it doesn't. It's "driving without due care and attention" which kills.

You...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 19:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this but I have to apologise for...

Thanks for this but I have to apologise for forgetting to say that AST were our first port of call but they have no stock.

I have also asked my local ex-MGR dealership who said that they had the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 18:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rich, Thanks for your response. The car's...

Hi Rich,

Thanks for your response. The car's owner has talked to DMGRS who say they are having difficulty with supply.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 12:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By SD1too
MG190 horseshoe adaptors for timing tools

Does anyone have a pair of these for sale or hire please?

We have everything else but cannot "reverse" the Rover 2.0 horseshoes as the pins are welded.

Thank you.

Simon

PS Original part...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 11:12
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By SD1too
Just to update this thread, Steve has let me know...

Just to update this thread, Steve has let me know that he has successfully fitted his new front timing belt. :}

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 14th August 2021, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By SD1too
Hi Lawrence, Coincidentally I've had three...

Hi Lawrence,

Coincidentally I've had three of mine stolen. :mad:

The superseeded part is DYB 100121 and Rimmer has them for £5.04 each or Austin Garages are offering five for £10.95. These look...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2021, 19:33
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By SD1too
That was the method Beinet posted some time ago...

That was the method Beinet posted some time ago in order to change all the fluid rather than half of it. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2021, 11:21
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By SD1too
Hi Thanos, You can use any ATF which meets...

Hi Thanos,

You can use any ATF which meets the N402 specification. I have compiled a list (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1138687&postcount=23) which I hope will save you a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2021, 09:49
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By SD1too
Could it just be the turbo Don? Simon

Could it just be the turbo Don?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 07:22
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
What you're missing Stefan is that Rimmer's has...

What you're missing Stefan is that Rimmer's has got it wrong! :D
For example, as you say they quote Brembo discs as 282 mm diameter. If you go to the Brembo site and search its catalogue, the discs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2021, 17:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By SD1too
They all have that Tom, whoever supplies them,...

They all have that Tom, whoever supplies them, but some have it blanked out. It doesn't mean that the thermostat inside is rated at 82˚.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2021, 17:11
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By SD1too
The 2.5 V6 is at its best on long journeys at...

The 2.5 V6 is at its best on long journeys at cruising speed when it will return 30 mpg or more. That is not thirsty!

The road tax is £280 p.a. which is significantly cheaper than the same car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2021, 08:43
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By SD1too
Here you go Paul; MGMarc's guide...

Here you go Paul; MGMarc's guide (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2134487&postcount=15) to finding K-bus faults. You'll find the connector above the lighting switch module. It's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2021, 08:09
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
RAVE states 284mm for all Rover models Mike....

RAVE states 284mm for all Rover models Mike. Ventilated front discs were standard.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2021, 08:00
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, Just so that you're not taken by...

Hi Steve,

Just so that you're not taken by surprise, with the front locking tools fitted you'll more than likely find that the notches on the rear sprockets don't quite line up. Many people have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2021, 14:47
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By SD1too
Enter it into a classic car auction Graham. ...

Enter it into a classic car auction Graham.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 14:45
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve, I see the reference now. I've dug...

Thanks Steve, I see the reference now. I've dug out my notes and I removed the camshaft sprockets because I wanted to see how the "floating" mechanism worked (it's invisible from the front) but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 09:29
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, I've just checked my paper copy of...

Hi Steve,

I've just checked my paper copy of the INA instructions and the camshaft sprocket bolts are not mentioned. Can you post the reference you've seen please?

In order to set-up the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2021, 08:22
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, If you remove the original caps...

Hi Steve,

If you remove the original caps carefully by twisting whilst easing them out, taking your time and adding lubricant if required, they can be refitted afterwards. I did this on the LH...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2021, 07:55
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By SD1too
Note that this car's hazard/central locking...

Note that this car's hazard/central locking switch has a black rather than wood effect escutcheon. Does that make it pre-production rather than "launch"?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2021, 07:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By SD1too
As Peter has reported I went over yesterday...

As Peter has reported I went over yesterday afternoon to see if I could help. His engine has the later oil cooler in the heater return circuit. Nevertheless this was checked and found to be flowing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 09:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,921
Posted By SD1too
Dave, You didn't test yours on the bench to...

Dave,

You didn't test yours on the bench to verify your theory did you. You assumed that it was because of what it looked like. Had you filled it with water as I recommended, you would have found...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2021, 08:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,921
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stephen, Don't replace the thermostat...

Hi Stephen,

Don't replace the thermostat housing!

Firstly, it won't be that which is leaking. It will be the 'O' ring at its base which is renewable separately at low cost.
Secondly, it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2021, 08:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By SD1too
Just to avoid confusion, the procedure in Haynes...

Just to avoid confusion, the procedure in Haynes which Peter is following is for the initial refilling and bleeding of the cooling system. For that, it is correct to fill the expansion tank to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2021, 08:27
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By SD1too
Which union are you working on Andy? Simon

Which union are you working on Andy?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2021, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By SD1too
Hello Cyril, I can confirm that the figure...

Hello Cyril,

I can confirm that the figure given in RAVE is 125 Nm.
If you have a torque wrench, I'd recommend that you check them each time after collecting your car from a garage or tyre...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2021, 08:03
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By SD1too
That's an important piece of evidence Peter....

That's an important piece of evidence Peter. Thanks for your PM.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2021, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By SD1too
Whereabouts are you in London Peter? Simon

Whereabouts are you in London Peter?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2021, 08:44
Replies: 162
Views: 7,711
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, Appearances can be misleading...

Hello Dave,

Appearances can be misleading which is why I suggested that it is tested by filling with water on the bench. Did you do that?

Simon
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