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Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Perfectly understandable, but some people leave...

Perfectly understandable, but some people leave their empty bins out for days and just themselves walk past them several times a day.
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think I remember a council rule, whereby bins...

I think I remember a council rule, whereby bins once emptied, have to be moved off the public pavement within one hour.

Apart from bins abandoned on the pavement for days after they have been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 18:43
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By HarryM1BYT
If you are fitting that belt, your have to remove...

If you are fitting that belt, your have to remove the other belt to fit it - the ac belt has to go on first, so best to renew both belts at the same time.

Its not an easy job, but it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 09:32
Replies: 371
Views: 367,964
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Not really a good idea to splash high pressure...

Not really a good idea to splash high pressure water around that area and what would happen if the drains were block and the plenums filled up?

Almost any thin, flexible rod will do to clear the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2019, 16:29
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No such reason here, providing they use a bit of...

No such reason here, providing they use a bit of common sense and don't park right opposite someone's drive. Even a lorry parked fully on the road, would not prevent another lorry getting past...
Forum: Social Forum 10th September 2019, 18:16
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The problem is - much of the population just...

The problem is - much of the population just insist on having a car each, rather than one car per household. The parents have a car, the kids become old enough to have cars and cars they get - no one...
Forum: Social Forum 10th September 2019, 14:16
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well, fewer cars about, lower car ownership will...

Well, fewer cars about, lower car ownership will reduce exhaust emissions and give public transport a shot in the arm - that's a win, win.
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 18:26
Replies: 107
Views: 2,962
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Anyone here own a red MG BU51 HZW ?:D ...

Anyone here own a red MG BU51 HZW ?:D

Yesterday, waiting for a bus at a well marked bus stop with clear yellow line and no waiting except buses, buses needing the space every few minutes - One of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 20:04
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have never tried it that way, only on ramps....

I have never tried it that way, only on ramps. Yes I locate the four at the bumper first, propping the rear with my toes, then work towards the rear. All of my screws are captive.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 14:23
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You must have awfully long arms :eek:

You must have awfully long arms :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 12:53
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, but I now blather mine with grease to...

I agree, but I now blather mine with grease to prevent the rust.

With the lugs in good condition, they work very well indeed, quick latch and unlatch.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I managed to get some from ebay, which did work...

I managed to get some from ebay, which did work fine, they were just slotted instead of posidrive and bright plated, instead of black.

A couple of the spring nuts they screw into had failed on...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd September 2019, 08:26
Replies: 248
Views: 12,730
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have now had three MRI's so I guess something...

I have now had three MRI's so I guess something of an old hand...

Nowt to it really 20 minutes, very, very noisy and you have to keep very still. The operators are fairly patient and will try...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2019, 15:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You can go on forever throwing replacement parts...

You can go on forever throwing replacement parts at it, until you accidentally replace the faulty item. Problem is, it is an expensive and time consuming way to fix it, plus you might introduce more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2019, 17:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It only suggests the obvious, a possible issue...

It only suggests the obvious, a possible issue with your ABS, which shows up at low speed, which could be as a result of many things. Just changing parts randomly and hoping, rarely works and is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good news, indeed. That will be useful for me...

Good news, indeed. That will be useful for me too..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2019, 18:50
Replies: 36
Views: 1,039
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My suggestion would be to always cut it, but keep...

My suggestion would be to always cut it, but keep it available to reconnect for diagnostic purposes. T4 will be aware of the FBH, if one has ever been connected and pause its diagnostics, if the FBH...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 21:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes I remember those posts.

Yes I remember those posts.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st August 2019, 14:49
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Asking price is always more than what they will...

Asking price is always more than what they will accept. Always make an offer;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 12:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is a fair compromise :D

That is a fair compromise :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 22:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You might better understand, had you driven some...

You might better understand, had you driven some of the wrecks I have driven over the years :eek:

If there is an easy way to avoid wear and tear, I take it. It takes minimal effort and saves my...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 20th August 2019, 18:03
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By HarryM1BYT
..and there nearer it gets to winter, the lower...

..and there nearer it gets to winter, the lower the prices become.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 21:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Oh, it wont, if you don't use it, but for those...

Oh, it wont, if you don't use it, but for those who make proper use of a handbrake when driving, there can be quite a lot of wear avoided by pushing the button in. Its not a nice noise anyway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 17:39
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Update !

I have just received a renewal warning from my present Breakdown Assist. I last read that they do NOT renew once a vehicle gets to 15 years of age, but on enquiring they have now revised that to 16...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 12:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The ratchet noise is annoying anyway, always push...

The ratchet noise is annoying anyway, always push the button in, unless counting the notches to a full application.

I agree on the rusty drum problem, the handbrake needs to be given just a tiny...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 11:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Its a combined disc, hub and drum, so the disc...

Its a combined disc, hub and drum, so the disc can get warm and expand the hub. Another good reason to plan ahead on the road, so as to avoid wasting energy braking.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2019, 11:11
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would expect that to be the case, brushes bed...

I would expect that to be the case, brushes bed themselves in, in the usual direction of rotation, building up a sharper corner at the trailing edge. Your spinning it in reverse, mean that sharp...
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2019, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The same one as me. No special aches, though I...

The same one as me. No special aches, though I went through several weeks of regular hand and foot cramps building up, long after I began taking them. I was advised to stop taking them by the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2019, 13:03
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Over sensitivity to drugs

I'm still getting used to the idea of having to take meds, but an impression I'm getting is that my system is very sensitive indeed to many meds.

The latest med they have put me on is...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 17th August 2019, 08:35
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It might also be worth keeping your eyes open in...

It might also be worth keeping your eyes open in your local area, for caravans parked in drives which look unused/ unloved and making an offer to buy.
Forum: Technology Forum 16th August 2019, 20:58
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Double line space - paragraphs

For months I have been troubled by a double line space between paragraphs, in certain forums including (as some may have noticed) this one, when I posted anything.

I have just resolved it, thanks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2019, 12:18
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Not saying it is, but these spring to mind.. ...

Not saying it is, but these spring to mind..


1. Clutch release bearing
2. Thrust bearing
3. Broken loose spring on clutch pressure plate
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree - Its the scrap price is that, usually...

I agree - Its the scrap price is that, usually the value of the fixtures, equipment and fittings.



Especially worth checking around private sales, rather than dealers.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2019, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Caravans are expensive to buy and hold there...

Caravans are expensive to buy and hold there value for a long time, unless they have major issues, so £700 is just not a lot of money to invest in one.


If you are handy at fixing things up and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 07:06
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks... I have been to that link and...

Thanks...


I have been to that link and run through their online quote system. For exactly what I was quoted over the phone, at £121.?? the web site quotes me £149.99. Or £109.49 had been a CCC...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 10:37
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have just spoken to them and they cover a...

I have just spoken to them and they cover a caravan if its attached for recover of both back to home, but if the caravan were on site it would be left there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 10:07
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
RAC are able to collect caravan from site, and...

RAC are able to collect caravan from site, and bring the lot back, with their special cover. It includes Camping and Caravan Club membership in the deal. Both car and caravan are covered for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 21:23
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Without that, it would mean just abandoning a lot...

Without that, it would mean just abandoning a lot of personal belongings in a caravan.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 23:19
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I know what you mean and yes I could do that, but...

I know what you mean and yes I could do that, but so much easier to just be able to ring a breakdown company and have them deal fully with the whole package as one.



I don't think it is such a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:52
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I emailed the RAC some while ago via their...

I emailed the RAC some while ago via their webform, to ask if they could meet my full requirement for cover. They haven't bothered to reply.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 14:02
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By HarryM1BYT
This forum uses rather ancient web forum...

This forum uses rather ancient web forum software, which is very limiting. There are lots of extra features on more up to date software, like automatically saving your text as a draft, until it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 290
Views: 40,413
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Whilst doing an oil change this month, engine...

Whilst doing an oil change this month, engine under cover off, I took the opportunity to remove my Mondeo mount that I fitted around 5 - 6 years ago, to check it. Its absolutely fine, no splits at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 21:22
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm pleased with the outcome of my test lens, so...

I'm pleased with the outcome of my test lens, so I have made a start on my MK II.


I think what I'm finding is that when I have polished the lenses up before, I have only polished up the origina...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 17:59
Replies: 66
Views: 7,115
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I came across a rather intriguing gadget way back...

I came across a rather intriguing gadget way back in my GPO telephones days..


You wire two lamps in series, red lead to one lamp, black to the other. Then you connect the mid point of the two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 17:50
Replies: 66
Views: 7,115
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A useful, but similar alternative is what the...

A useful, but similar alternative is what the call a break out or break out box.


Just a plug and a socket connected back to back, with the wires joined via a connector or similar, where you can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well done, I had three of those nice motors in...

Well done, I had three of those nice motors in their day, including the frog-eyed Scorpio :-)


I would be driving one now, if they still made them. I home built a little diagnostic thingummy, to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 12:52
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have had a few breakdowns in my long driving...

I have had a few breakdowns in my long driving career, both of my own vehicle and company vehicles. I have only suffered one breakdown of my own vehicle which I wasn't able to fix myself at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 17:53
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Basic single vehicle for UK £40, but no mention...

Basic single vehicle for UK £40, but no mention of a trailer or caravan at all and no email address to ask them. I would like to get their replies in writing, just in case there is a dispute.

I...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2019, 14:43
Replies: 248
Views: 12,730
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No better, no worse, but I feel fine anyway. Its...

No better, no worse, but I feel fine anyway. Its as if they are desperate to find something badly wrong with me and just keep on trying :D


Evidence of an ancient stroke.


A naturally...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 248
Views: 12,730
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have just had my third MRI, for three different...

I have just had my third MRI, for three different reasons, brain, prostate, then latest kidneys. The appointments appear in around a month from request - at standard speed. My second, for my prostate...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 8th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A lot of the leisure battery failure are due to...

A lot of the leisure battery failure are due to failing to look after them, over charging and /or not charging them at all.


Mine, in my drive, goes on charge once per month, for one day. I have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That's a much more sensible price (£8.49), but...

That's a much more sensible price (£8.49), but what still puzzles me is that I would expect all vehicles lacquers would need to be UV proof anyway?


They need to prevent the UV getting through to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 23:31
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, except.. I recently carried out...

I agree, except..


I recently carried out some experiments with a donated lens. I abraded it down to what I thought was the polycarbonate, sprayed it with the gloss clear coat and it went misty....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The tick only proves they are 'transmitting, it...

The tick only proves they are 'transmitting, it doesn't confirm they are 'recieving' the echo back. You would need a scope to check that.
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2019, 08:18
Replies: 418
Views: 33,713
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You let the paint dry, before you step on it...

You let the paint dry, before you step on it :duh:


The used to do that on painted boat decks.
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 17:51
Replies: 418
Views: 33,713
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Maybe thick coat of outdoor paint, sprinkled with...

Maybe thick coat of outdoor paint, sprinkled with sand might help.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 17:06
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My pleasure!

My pleasure!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 09:53
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You might be struggling to find one, they...

You might be struggling to find one, they are/were several times the cost of the universal relay, so many just bought the universal one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2019, 15:01
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The steel roof pressing is different for the OEM...

The steel roof pressing is different for the OEM sunroof I think, its not just a hole as when and after market one is fitted. Which is why the entire roof panel has been transferred, when an OEM one...
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 11:45
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Best suggestion is to read the list of...

Best suggestion is to read the list of ingredients, then take it from there.


Kalpol for kids is expensive for what it is. Checking the ingredients it is just paracetamol, which is dirt cheap,...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 21:57
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The one I use is sold for animals, again that...

The one I use is sold for animals, again that could simply be a marketing ploy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have no idea what a TEB7AS might be, but the...

I have no idea what a TEB7AS might be, but the BMW unit is far from a simple relay. It comes as a BMW part, I suppose intended for a BMW model.



I only pointed out which is the correct source...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By HarryM1BYT
With the correct BMW kit, that is correct - you...

With the correct BMW kit, that is correct - you get the bulb failure and it identifies which bulb has failed on the dash graphic ..


The unit connects to each rear light circuit at the back of...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My experience agrees with that, apart from them...

My experience agrees with that, apart from them loving them. He is very fussy, he would just spit them out, hence my moving to a liquid I could just spread on his food.



I would advise anyone...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 15:35
Replies: 14
Views: 266
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Our BC's back end became so stiff, he was...

Our BC's back end became so stiff, he was reluctant to get up, really struggled - too be fair, I thought it was the end for him, arthritic. That was two years ago.


Cod Liver Oil was suggested, a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 14:23
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By HarryM1BYT
OEM are expected to leak a little which is why...

OEM are expected to leak a little which is why they have drains. They are made to pass through the hole in the roof, so cannot make a perfect seal.



After market ones have to be designed to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 17:23
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have had this issue before with breakdown...

I have had this issue before with breakdown companies, with each I explained the issue and each had agreed in writing that they would not take the car + occupants home, abandoning the caravan on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I also use a similar fix for a juddering clutch....

I also use a similar fix for a juddering clutch. I habitually barely slip the clutch, so it gets almost no wear of the friction surfaces. I assume it gets a bit of oil mist on on it and eventually it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Brake back plate distorted and rubbing on the...

Brake back plate distorted and rubbing on the drum, that would take seconds to fix and might be stopped by applying the handbrake. They are just thin steel, easily bent.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:05
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well it has maybe worked for one - just give it a...

Well it has maybe worked for one - just give it a try, it costs nowt..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 18:01
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Their second reply confirmed they would just...

Their second reply confirmed they would just abandon my caravan on site and just take the car home :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 17:48
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks Dave - I could not see any link to...

Thanks Dave - I could not see any link to indicate what the 'Personal Cover' actually offered. Just one sticking point, which I have emailed them to ask about...


What if I had my tourer caravan...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 15:56
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I cannot see any cover at all on their site for...

I cannot see any cover at all on their site for £45. £66 seems the only one which comes close to my spec., but only their £78 offering includes some sort of trailer / caravan cover.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 11:28
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Anyone beat 7 med appointments in 1 month?

In July, I was inundated with 7 appointments, actually over just three weeks, never been as busy with such appointments. MRI kidney scan, hospital consultants, eye screening, blood tests, doctor's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 10:54
Replies: 50
Views: 1,929
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Reached 15> Breakdown cover?

Or rather roadside rescue/get you home..


I cannot renew with my present one, because it is now past 15 years old, so what's good on price?


I don't need home start.


I need cover around...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By HarryM1BYT
There is a brief manual linked to above. 6 pages...

There is a brief manual linked to above. 6 pages and as far as it goes, well written. Reading the comments on the site, it read as if the author might continue the work on the manual, but it seems,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 22:45
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, download and printed out for reference.

Thanks, download and printed out for reference.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 1st August 2019, 21:44
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks for that, it confirms all that I thought,...

Thanks for that, it confirms all that I thought, but always good to get a second opinion.


I did actually buy a kit a few months ago, just to test, but I didn't have much faith in what they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2019, 21:13
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well, try the fix I suggested, its quick and...

Well, try the fix I suggested, its quick and minimal effort. I didn't believe it could work, the first time I read about it, but work it certainly did. I was on the point of swapping the disks.

...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 1st August 2019, 20:39
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I just had it in mind that the suggested German...

I just had it in mind that the suggested German solution was just too expensive for two small aerosol cans. I take some serious persuading that it really contained something different.



The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2019, 17:07
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Correct, it can. OP - What makes you...

Correct, it can.



OP - What makes you thin your discs are warping, is it juddering a bit on braking?


A solution I found some years ago, which has worked several times for me...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 16:50
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Ta! Did anyone get around to writing some...

Ta! Did anyone get around to writing some instruction for TOAF?
Forum: The Valeting Forum 1st August 2019, 15:50
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Perhaps in the interests of experimentation? ...

Perhaps in the interests of experimentation?


You don't have some financial interest in Spraymax do you?
Forum: The Valeting Forum 1st August 2019, 15:22
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Dave (Stocktake) kindly dropped off a MKI...

Dave (Stocktake) kindly dropped off a MKI headlight lens only, in terrible condition for me to play about with.


Nice car BTW Dave was it a MKIIIS (Overdrive and gear stick on the tunnel)? If so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 14:55
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By HarryM1BYT
BMW Service Reset- where did I put it?

I bought one remember using it and it worked, but where did I put it away?


Did I maybe give it away to anyone on here?


No problem. I read somewhere that TOAF can reset the service reminder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, there was a too small one included with the...

Yes, there was a too small one included with the filter and the large O ring for the filter lid too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 16:53
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks both, I thought it should, but I don't...

Thanks both, I thought it should, but I don't ever remember having seen one on mine and no leakage. I have just been doing an oil and filter service, found no washer - checked the drain bowl and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 12:37
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Diesel eng drain plug - washer?

I need a quick reply please...


The diesel engine drain plug, should there be some sort of washer on it please?


I'm just in the middle of changing the oil and I cannot remember whether it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 19:40
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By HarryM1BYT
CDTi wrong fuel filter

I have taken delivery of a set of filters, to do a service and the fuel filter, despite fitting the top plastic head part, it was too tall, due to being fitted with a drain valve at its base. Because...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 27th July 2019, 17:30
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, but I am seeing lots of complaints of...

Thanks, but I am seeing lots of complaints of damage due to trying various ways to protect them, including using lacquer, even lacquer supposedly safe on polycarbonate. So I'm looking to do a bit of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 17:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By HarryM1BYT
If I remember correctly, they are very quick in...

If I remember correctly, they are very quick in delivering, expect in Monday morning.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 15:09
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The battery is still performing absolutely fine...

The battery is still performing absolutely fine here.



Was there another question I missed?



If it was about battery weight, then yes - the heavier the battery generally, the better the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 12:10
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Scrap headlight lens?

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2750645&postcount=72


In regards to the above thread, I wonder if anyone close to me - might have an old, scrap headlight lens they no longer...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 27th July 2019, 09:41
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That was a potential solution I suggested long...

That was a potential solution I suggested long ago, but with no real idea what the clear lacquer might do to the polycarbonate lenses - and not willing to risk my lenses.



I think it calls for...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 25th July 2019, 22:40
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
So what are you doing, that is different to...

So what are you doing, that is different to everyone else?



My car spends much of its life in my garage, which is fairly dark. When I bought it, the lenses were completely opaque, but were OK...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 25th July 2019, 14:15
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No at all, it was written as a serious suggestion...

No at all, it was written as a serious suggestion which I read somewhere. Idea is, that the film can just be lifted off to be replaced with fresh when necessary. Cling film might filter the IR out...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 25th July 2019, 11:21
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That I have on the shelf, but you have to be a...

That I have on the shelf, but you have to be a bit careful of what you put on polycarbonate, so can attack the plastic and make it much worse.
Forum: The Valeting Forum 25th July 2019, 09:05
Replies: 88
Views: 16,476
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I read a suggestion that polishing the headlights...

I read a suggestion that polishing the headlights up and covering them with cling film can stop the lens becoming cloudy again. Anyone tried it or found some sort of long term fix?
Forum: Social Forum 24th July 2019, 17:00
Replies: 418
Views: 33,713
Posted By HarryM1BYT
10amps should be much more that adequate for a...

10amps should be much more that adequate for a hedge trimmer's motor!


More likely you have managed to nick the lead, as I did last time out a few weeks ago. In trying to find the failure, I got...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd July 2019, 08:23
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think back in the day, absolutely everything...

I think back in the day, absolutely everything scary scared me. I'm much more sceptical these days, but still don't like to see gore. I have to turn away from some of the scenes in the lab, in...
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd July 2019, 19:14
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Again, just like mine, except she doesn't wait...

Again, just like mine, except she doesn't wait until big brother is out of the way to clean up - I just say 'clean up' and off she goes, clearing his spillage :D



Both obviously know which is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I understand Mike's problem now, thanks..

I understand Mike's problem now, thanks..
Forum: Photography Corner 22nd July 2019, 18:22
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Just like mine. She is incredibly sneaky and...

Just like mine. She is incredibly sneaky and greedy. He eats his food slowly, no urgency and sometimes saves some for later. If he leaves some she waits and listens for him to go out....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2019, 13:08
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm not clear on what issue you are having with...

I'm not clear on what issue you are having with the tensioner, so ignoring that. Basically you fit the spanner and push it towards the rear of the car from underneath, or pull it towards the front of...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st July 2019, 19:37
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The black and white looks just like my youngest -...

The black and white looks just like my youngest - the teasing trouble causer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th July 2019, 10:45
Replies: 537
Views: 55,783
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think that all began well, people paid in...

I think that all began well, people paid in advance, items were delivered in a timely manner - then gradually it all began to fall apart. Excuses were made for late delivery, complaints about faulty...
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 10:33
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Understandable I suppose, what's good for the...

Understandable I suppose, what's good for the goose...


Thing is the vote and re-voting could go on forever, who decides when enough is enough?
Forum: Social Forum 18th July 2019, 08:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I got the result I voted for, but I would have...

I got the result I voted for, but I would have accepted the alternative result with good grace. I would not have been trying to insist on another vote, just because it hadn't gone the way I wanted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 22:11
Replies: 537
Views: 55,783
Posted By HarryM1BYT
He probably had worsening cash flow issues and...

He probably had worsening cash flow issues and eventually completely lost control. He was using the deposits on goods, to finance his operation.
Forum: Photography Corner 17th July 2019, 10:17
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
As some might know, I have two BC's a 14 yo male...

As some might know, I have two BC's a 14 yo male and a 6 yo female.


When the milk comes out of the fridge, both start licking their lips for some, so sometimes I give in, and pour them just a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2019, 16:44
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I do a regular and rough pressure drop test on my...

I do a regular and rough pressure drop test on my caravan and home. Turn everything off, then isolate the gas then leave it isolated for a few hours without turning anything on. When you reopen the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th July 2019, 08:12
Replies: 2
Iss
Views: 192
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Iss

Laid in bed last night, I happened to spot the full Moon, exactly appearing to be balanced on the tip of the spire of our local church. It was a very clear sky and a few seconds later I spotted ISS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 15:16
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The atmosphere and road salt attack the alloy and...

The atmosphere and road salt attack the alloy and turn them to dust.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 23:29
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Commercial a/c engineers clean down the fins of...

Commercial a/c engineers clean down the fins of the outdoor units. It is in a squirty bottle and it cuts through the dirt and grease without damage.



Don't use a pressure washer on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 22:46
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The lowering of standards is true unfortunately,...

The lowering of standards is true unfortunately, in so many once proud UK industries.



We are turning out 'engineers' where standards are lowered so disinterested people can manage a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 21:57
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Try putting plenty of load on the alternator,...

Try putting plenty of load on the alternator, then measure the voltage - headlights on, heater fan full speed, fog lights etc..
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 19:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Or maybe he is a 75 fan :eek:

Or maybe he is a 75 fan :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 12th July 2019, 19:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Jeremy Hunt wearing Rover Union Jack badge

Anyone noticed, that Jeremy Hunt often wears on his label, one of the Rover Union Jack metal badges? The badge on the back door quarter panel.



He is wearing one now, in the Andrew Neil...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2019, 10:09
Replies: 38
Views: 1,404
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I notice a lot of drivers of manual cars, on an...

I notice a lot of drivers of manual cars, on an uphill slope rocking the car on the clutch for ages, waiting at lights. A moments inattention, or their phone ringing and they rock back to the car...
Forum: Technology Forum 27th June 2019, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I know where the data went, I gave the satnav...

I know where the data went, I gave the satnav function a try, so it was downloading maps as I drove.



I will look for the background data setting. The new sim contract was activated today, on...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th June 2019, 22:26
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The younger of my two, female, constantly picked...

The younger of my two, female, constantly picked up her food dish and would carry it into the room to eat it in comfort. She would often spill it and make a trail of mess.



The older male,...
Forum: Technology Forum 27th June 2019, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I wish I had known sooner, I well knew that lots...

I wish I had known sooner, I well knew that lots of people didn't bother with a landline, but put that down to convenience of just always using a mobile for everything.


My mobile switch is...
Forum: Photography Corner 27th June 2019, 09:50
Replies: 268
Views: 19,803
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Even more amazing, is what they can teach...

Even more amazing, is what they can teach themselves to do;)
Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2019, 19:45
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By HarryM1BYT
In my industry, it was common to move around...

In my industry, it was common to move around rather a lot, so it really held no fears for me, especially in the early years. I could walk on the Friday and find a job on the Monday to go to, I was in...
Forum: Technology Forum 26th June 2019, 15:30
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By HarryM1BYT
LL versus mobile contracts

I'm presently with Plusnet for fibre over copper broadband, paying an extra £8 pm for free anytime calls limited to 1 hour, plus 2000 minutes to mobile numbers.


For years I have made do with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 10:40
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is one of the peculiarities of the 75's system...

It is one of the peculiarities of the 75's system - damage to the system, I would hardly expect a none specialist garage to know not to disconnect the battery, though maybe on other cars - the radio...
Forum: Social Forum 26th June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 248
Views: 12,730
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Throughout my issues, I have found myself having...

Throughout my issues, I have found myself having to do a bit of 'supervision' of the processes and my own care to some extent. A question was asked by GP for an opinion from the gastro consultant, if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2019, 11:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Mine suffered the joint/ splitter cover coming...

Mine suffered the joint/ splitter cover coming off the wing, just weeks after I bought it, with me stuck in a field far from home. So I had to ask for forum help to open the bonnet.


The joint...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 20:58
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I heard to use a whisker from the chin :D

I heard to use a whisker from the chin :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The ELM327 v1.5 WiFi interface arrived this...

The ELM327 v1.5 WiFi interface arrived this morning, so I have been testing a few ios Apps..


EOBD-Facile worked quite well, as far as it went without buying.
Auto Doctor also worked, but was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 08:36
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have never been in the tank, but I can imagine...

I have never been in the tank, but I can imagine it being a delicate operation getting the floats in and out without bending them.



Dash diagnostics will help determine which of the two floats...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 22:01
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By HarryM1BYT
There are two tank access ports on top of the...

There are two tank access ports on top of the tank, with two removable panels directly above them in the body. If there are still concerns, it might be worth removing the panels in the body to take a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 11:47
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It a two pump system, half a tank of fuel and I...

It a two pump system, half a tank of fuel and I was in too much of a hurry blocking the road to try to investigate. I check the tank pump regularly by listening at the filler, but I will check again....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 08:14
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Stall and refuse to restart

My CDTi has always started instantly, hot or cold, no matter how log its been stood. The other day, after a twenty mile run, entering my drive it stalled blocking the road. It had started cold...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 14:30
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Some parts free

I've just collected a few of Les of Pudsey's parts he stock piled for his diesel, which he has now sold on.


All are used small items, they will be free to collect from me here in Garforth.

...
Forum: Technology Forum 14th June 2019, 20:15
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I use LastPass with Firefox, it syncs nicely...

I use LastPass with Firefox, it syncs nicely between different computers and just needs one password to access all my passwords.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, I have heard of that and a few complaints...

Thanks, I have heard of that and a few complaints about it too. I think its the one where you have to give it a good review, after paying for it, but before you can actually use what you have paid...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2019, 14:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By HarryM1BYT
:-) )))))))

:-) )))))))
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2019, 10:08
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I always do, always make sure that is they use...

I always do, always make sure that is they use the clip on weights, they will be expected to pay the cost of wheel refurb. I also tell them to leave the wheel nuts not fully tightened and take along...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2019, 08:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,789
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Profile suggests 16yrs..

Profile suggests 16yrs..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 11:01
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Iphone OBD

I have ordered a bluetooth OBD interface, which Iphone software might be useful to use with it, preferably free please?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 10:22
Replies: 67
Views: 2,932
Posted By HarryM1BYT
What has been missing from CC on each car I have...

What has been missing from CC on each car I have had with CC, is a facility to just push a button to cruise at a preset speed. A single button would do it, with each press adding 10mph to the preset...
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2019, 09:45
Replies: 418
Views: 33,713
Posted By HarryM1BYT
If you don't need it in and out a lot and can you...

If you don't need it in and out a lot and can you stand alongside it in the garage, how about either an hand cranked winch or even an electric one?


I used a hand cranked one for years to pull my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 67
Views: 2,932
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You can increase speed with the + in 0.5mph...

You can increase speed with the + in 0.5mph increments, from the current speed. To drop the speed, you just disable let it fall to the speed you want and re-engage.



I make heavy use of it for...
Forum: Social Forum 7th June 2019, 11:04
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Mine has a tick-over adjuster and a mixture...

Mine has a tick-over adjuster and a mixture adjuster. I have never heard of a high speed adjuster.
Forum: Humour Corner 6th June 2019, 05:35
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It took me a while, but I got there :D

It took me a while, but I got there :D
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 05:25
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Could the fuel tank air inlet be blocked? ...

Could the fuel tank air inlet be blocked?



Do you hear the hiss of air entering if the fuel cap is released immediately after it stops?



The fuel pickup in the tanks usually have a very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 17:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is illegal to be parked facing the wrong way,...

It is illegal to be parked facing the wrong way, after dark - lights or no lights.


You are still required to have parking lights on, if parked on an unlit road.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2019, 22:09
Replies: 537
Views: 55,783
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The scammers open accounts, get the cash in the...

The scammers open accounts, get the cash in the account, empty it and disappear. Many countries are much easier than the UK, to set up accounts to receive money.



I watch some of the TV...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2019, 16:55
Replies: 537
Views: 55,783
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Paypal and credit card companies do not loose...

Paypal and credit card companies do not loose out, they simply increase their rates and pass it on to the public.



Banks will charge higher fees/ reduce their interest now that they have...
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