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Forum: I.C.E. Forum 16th September 2018, 23:03
Replies: 16
Views: 6,173
Posted By Jakg
Your headunit wont actually put out 50w, it's...

Your headunit wont actually put out 50w, it's just marketing. I've pulled a random Kenwood single DIN headunit off the internet - 10A fuse for the whole unit. 10A @ 14.4v = 144w. 4 ways at 80%...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 15th September 2018, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 6,173
Posted By Jakg
The Focals are good and fit fine. If £100 is...

The Focals are good and fit fine. If £100 is fixed you can normally get them for £60 or less second hand.

http://i.imgur.com/fbUXB.jpg

EDIT - I prefer Rainbow's though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 13:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Jakg
I've got Morimoto FX-R 3.0. They were only $50.

I've got Morimoto FX-R 3.0. They were only $50.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2018, 22:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Jakg
I think your asking in the wrong place,...

I think your asking in the wrong place, unfortunately - try HID Planet. The Chinese stuff gets a poor rep.

I have some morimotos to fit in my car (Renault Megane), I just can't find the time. RHD...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2018, 20:25
Replies: 91
Views: 8,740
Posted By Jakg
I don't normally get involved in these...

I don't normally get involved in these discussions, but the main problem would be the club is charging the £10, but the members are providing the value.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2018, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Jakg
For future reference they are easily doable DIY...

For future reference they are easily doable DIY on axle stands, it just takes a bit of time to find the right position to get a spanner on them. Counter-intuitively I found better access from behind.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2018, 11:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jakg
You don't need to swap the master cylinder - but...

You don't need to swap the master cylinder - but the pedal feel might not be as good.

More information is here - https://www.rallydesign.co.uk/pdf/designing_4_pot_brakes.pdf - but I never noticed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2018, 00:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jakg
They definitely aren't. Bear in mind that the...

They definitely aren't. Bear in mind that the rears are vented (vs the standard solid ones) but considering how little the rears do - is it worth upgrading?

I think the rear calipers might even be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2018, 21:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jakg
I think the carriers are MGR, not BMW. Good luck...

I think the carriers are MGR, not BMW. Good luck finding them on your own.

I'm not sure I'd agree the standard brakes are "dangerous" - bear in mind the E46 320d was more powerful and had the same...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2018, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Jakg
Doesn't seem to offer any performance...

Doesn't seem to offer any performance improvement.

It can be cleaned, but cleaning it is a major hassle.

It makes much more sense just to get an OE one.

I still fall for the marketing every...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2018, 00:14
Replies: 40
Views: 5,739
Posted By Jakg
All 75 / ZT Diesels have a turbo. It's what the...

All 75 / ZT Diesels have a turbo. It's what the "T" stands for in CDT / CDTi.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2018, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Jakg
If it's the rose joint on top of the rear hub...

If it's the rose joint on top of the rear hub then this is what I fitted - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221528783767
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2018, 10:40
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Jakg
Yes, I too know where my money would go......

Yes, I too know where my money would go... Powerflex.

Having said that, I fitted similar bushes to the rear axle on my car (Renault Megane) and it was quite a lot stiffer riding than you'd expect...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2018, 17:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jakg
"bmw 5 series sports tourer" is a bit vague. ...

"bmw 5 series sports tourer" is a bit vague.

What engine?
What model? E39 / E61 / F11?
What transmission?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2018, 00:49
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By Jakg
Yes. Twice. It hurt. I have windscreen cover...

Yes. Twice.

It hurt. I have windscreen cover now.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2018, 14:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jakg
If your a bodger, you can normally get away with...

If your a bodger, you can normally get away with using a socket instead of a sleeve.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd April 2018, 18:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By Jakg
You can either drill through the plug where wires...

You can either drill through the plug where wires aren't, or push the wire further back into the body / door and run the wires around it and through the grommet.

Neither is fun.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th March 2018, 17:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,048
Posted By Jakg
I think I drilled a new hole directly behind the...

I think I drilled a new hole directly behind the battery tray on the outer firewall so that I could run the cable in the bulkhead where the wipers are, and then ran it through a grommet on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2018, 20:41
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Jakg
Could it not be the rear screenwash hose? ...

Could it not be the rear screenwash hose?

(i'm not sure where that's routed).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2018, 13:22
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Jakg
Trailing calipers are normally only fitted to RWD...

Trailing calipers are normally only fitted to RWD cars.

The V8 has them at the front in this configuration.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2018, 20:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jakg
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alloy-Wheel-1-2-Drive-1...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alloy-Wheel-1-2-Drive-17mm-Set-Thin-Wall-Deep-Impact-Nut-Socket-Blue-I1F6/192331639466?epid=2130338785&hash=item2cc7dbeaaa:g:vLUAAOSwAA5Z3t8O

Impact socket, but with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2018, 22:27
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By Jakg
I see two torque wrenches as a good thing! I...

I see two torque wrenches as a good thing!

I had to buy a massive 3/4" drive one to do the hub nuts on my Megane (280nm) - while it has a range down to about 60nm, it's just not always the right...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2018, 17:02
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Jakg
You can do a 2 man bleed just fine, no extra...

You can do a 2 man bleed just fine, no extra tools required.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2018, 15:06
Replies: 61
Views: 4,095
Posted By Jakg
I had a 110, removed the strap. Never had a...

I had a 110, removed the strap. Never had a problem.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2018, 10:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jakg
If someone's tested the alternator and said it's...

If someone's tested the alternator and said it's ok, then why do you still suspect the alternator? What was the point of getting it tested if you still suspect it?


If it's easily reproducible,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2018, 00:21
Replies: 32
Views: 2,330
Posted By Jakg
I've done loads (did floor, boot, doors, bonnet,...

I've done loads (did floor, boot, doors, bonnet, parcel shelf and a-pillars). I found carpet underlay (Cloud 9 specifically) a good material for sound absorbtion at a reasonable cost.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2017, 19:58
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By Jakg
These are used on loads of BMWs (inc 3-series, M3...

These are used on loads of BMWs (inc 3-series, M3 and Z4). When I changed mine I went for the stiffer M3 units. They aren't expensive.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2017, 22:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jakg
Have you checked the obvious things like...

Have you checked the obvious things like resistance to earth and voltage being supplied to headlights (not at battery) when it happens?

Sounds like a poor earth to me - I had lots of problems with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2017, 01:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By Jakg
You don't normally have the option to view the...

You don't normally have the option to view the photos.

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q206.htm
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2017, 23:16
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jakg
I'm very sure I know what you mean - it's an odd...

I'm very sure I know what you mean - it's an odd quirk of these cars. It's often described as a "BCU Pulse".
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2017, 21:20
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jakg
Be very careful doing this - the switched live...

Be very careful doing this - the switched live isn't for drawing power from, only as a signal - if you pull too much power you will get some weird behaviour (e.g. wipers coming on when you turn the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2017, 12:14
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Jakg
Don't hardwire it, just get one of those multiway...

Don't hardwire it, just get one of those multiway cigarette lighter adaptors and hide that behind the dash and hardwire that instead.

It means if you ever need to change cameras, you can easily.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2017, 23:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jakg
It's exactly the same bush (I fitted ones from an...

It's exactly the same bush (I fitted ones from an E46 M3) so I'm sure that would work.

EDIT - I did mine with a Hydraulic puller and an old socket.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2017, 23:51
Replies: 51
Views: 5,456
Posted By Jakg
You don't have to have an OBD socket to get a...

You don't have to have an OBD socket to get a remap. The 160 map via postal service is written directly to the ECU. I'm sure other tuners offer similar.

An alternative (although not necessarily a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2017, 11:27
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Jakg
Because cheap HID ballasts do this - I had the...

Because cheap HID ballasts do this - I had the same problem and found that out, new ones swapped it.

Just going for not the cheapest would probably do it but I would recommend FastBright F3...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2017, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Jakg
You don't need a relay - you need a decent...

You don't need a relay - you need a decent quality ballast.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2017, 18:46
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Jakg
G1W or A118C would be my budget suggestions. ...

G1W or A118C would be my budget suggestions.

It would be difficult to mount one on the rear screen and retain the blind, though. I would look at the A118C due to it's wedge shape.

In my ZT I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2017, 10:55
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Jakg
TOAF can show injector stats.

TOAF can show injector stats.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2017, 22:36
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Jakg
The double nut method is all well and good,...

The double nut method is all well and good, unless your mount is really knackered and then it's useless.

http://i.imgur.com/ht1BwoN.jpg

Just use a hammer and chisel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2017, 08:11
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Jakg
The engine is likely to be fine, but the rest of...

The engine is likely to be fine, but the rest of the car is going to be tired (example, the front shocks). Itís done 200k. You are going to need to spend money. Thatís why itís £650 and not £23k like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2017, 08:08
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Jakg
The synchro is part of the gearbox so not easily...

The synchro is part of the gearbox so not easily fixed, no, although it could be driver error just rushing the gearbox.

The bolts for the mirror are cheap to replace but the metal they screw into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2017, 21:59
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Jakg
Thought I'd reply in public instead. It's my...

Thought I'd reply in public instead.

It's my old car, as per here - https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=255059 - new ad linked at the bottom from the new owner.


Mirrors are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2017, 09:04
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Jakg
T50 for the discs, same as the seats.

T50 for the discs, same as the seats.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2017, 01:39
Replies: 146
Views: 8,077
Posted By Jakg
Different courses cost different amounts. ...

Different courses cost different amounts.

http://www.suffolkroadsafe.net/diversionary-courses/

Speed awareness course is half the time so about half the cost.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2017, 22:25
Replies: 146
Views: 8,077
Posted By Jakg
You don't need an aggrieved party if the case is...

You don't need an aggrieved party if the case is in the public interest - otherwise no-one would ever get prosecuted for murder!

OP - you have my sympathy. When I bought a 75 to break, I got...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2017, 12:10
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Jakg
The rear towing eye is for recovery, not for...

The rear towing eye is for recovery, not for towing a car - i.e. I wouldn't want to use it to tow another car, but I would tow a car by the towing eye if I had a towbar.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2017, 20:24
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Jakg
If you need to do something up tight, it's your...

If you need to do something up tight, it's your only choice... driveshaft nuts on my Megane are 280nm and it's the cheapest way I could find of doing them up.

Makes tightening up everything else...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2017, 16:17
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Jakg
Only issue is access - on my Megane you can't get...

Only issue is access - on my Megane you can't get it anywhere near the ball joint, but for track rod ends its fantastic.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2017, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Jakg
I don't know what the engineering reason is for...

I don't know what the engineering reason is for it, but on my Megane a lot of the torx fasteners also have a hex head simultaneously. Nice touch.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2017, 14:05
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Jakg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ball-Joint-Splitter-Sepa...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ball-Joint-Splitter-Separator-Scissor-Type-Tie-Rod-End-Lifter-20-45mm-Garage-NEW-/110820719920?epid=1618709836&hash=item19cd6dfd30:m:mk8nL8sR8ZCoPMSPuyoFe5w
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2017, 22:58
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Jakg
Struggling to visualise this and don't remember...

Struggling to visualise this and don't remember how it looks down there.

Does anyone have any pictures that might help?

Popping ball joints is the bane of my life.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2017, 17:03
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Jakg
You forgot 3/4" adaptor or any 3/4" sockets......

You forgot 3/4" adaptor or any 3/4" sockets... they aren't cheap.

You don't really want a pickle fork separator, either - easy to damage ball joint gaiters with them. Not sure what access you have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2017, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Jakg
I would always do all four. It's barely any more...

I would always do all four. It's barely any more work once you've got all the tools out.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2017, 19:16
Replies: 30
Views: 1,739
Posted By Jakg
Ignoring the obvious reason why this is bad, I've...

Ignoring the obvious reason why this is bad, I've found WD40 (or at least EuroCarPart's knock off version) damages the rubber.

I was refurbing some calipers recently. Having replaced all the seals...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2017, 00:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,739
Posted By Jakg
The cap is (meant to be) the weakest link - so...

The cap is (meant to be) the weakest link - so even if overfilled it should sort itself out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2017, 21:22
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Jakg
I had two clutches fitted in quick succession to...

I had two clutches fitted in quick succession to my ZT (think a couple of weeks apart).

AFAIK same brand of friction plate and slave used both times.

Car had always had a heavy clutch so when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2017, 01:16
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Jakg
Yes. Cheaper here -...

Yes. Cheaper here - https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/products.php?id=698365&item=pp562
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2017, 19:47
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Jakg
EBC pads are generally rubbish. Can't...

EBC pads are generally rubbish.

Can't comment on dust specifically, but always had good experience with the Black Diamond Predator pads Motobuild sell (but available cheaper elsewhere).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2017, 21:06
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Jakg
I used the indicators from this member in my ZT...

I used the indicators from this member in my ZT and now in my Megane. Would love to buy some more but can't find them. Did email but no reply :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2017, 21:27
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Jakg
As above. Ignition blue was the replacement. I've...

As above. Ignition blue was the replacement. I've seen a couple of trophy blue MK2's, so I suppose if you factor in engine, gearbox, estate, trim level (perhaps) you'd get there?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2017, 22:32
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Jakg
5000K is the sweetspot. 4300K should...

5000K is the sweetspot.

4300K should therefore be (slightly) brighter than 6000K.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2017, 00:32
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Jakg
Don't know about the welding, but inner tie rod...

Don't know about the welding, but inner tie rod removal tools aren't *that* expensive and make it quite easy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2017, 17:45
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Jakg
Sure it's a 190?

Sure it's a 190?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2017, 23:03
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Jakg
Cracked bracket is bad but very normal. You can...

Cracked bracket is bad but very normal. You can hold it in place with a cable tie, but actually fixing it looks to be a nightmare. Mine had no issue with it like that for years.

The "funny torx"...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th June 2017, 20:33
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Jakg
https://www.designengineering.com//category/catalo...

https://www.designengineering.com//category/catalog/boom-mat-acoustical-products/speaker-baffles

But I don't see why you need them on a 75 / ZT - there's already a water sheild between the door...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2017, 01:42
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Jakg
No - you bought the proper tool. But you can get...

No - you bought the proper tool. But you can get these much cheaper and you might already have one.

http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/images/products/61400_4.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2017, 21:27
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Jakg
O-Ring hook tools are fantastic for stretching...

O-Ring hook tools are fantastic for stretching the spring out btw.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2017, 20:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jakg
There's no gurantee that a used part is any good,...

There's no gurantee that a used part is any good, and it's difficult to test a MAF - especially if you are replacing it because you think yours is faulty. If your car is still having problems, do you...
Forum: Photography Corner 18th June 2017, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Jakg
If your at a loose end and fancy something a bit...

If your at a loose end and fancy something a bit different while your there, I can strongly recommend Alpaca trekking - only 15 mins or so from Wells.

http://www.alpacatrekking.co.uk/
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2017, 23:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By Jakg
http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technica...

http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2017, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Jakg
Cruise disabled when it hit standing water on my...

Cruise disabled when it hit standing water on my diesel, without traction control.

Happens on my Renault Megane, too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2017, 19:15
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Jakg
Part of the door card, not removable (glued in...

Part of the door card, not removable (glued in from behind).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2017, 23:09
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Jakg
You can get more than that out of it - mine had...

You can get more than that out of it - mine had 170 HP. But you need more than just a remap (i.e. physical components).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2017, 09:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jakg
I don't think the T4 can do this - only the BMW...

I don't think the T4 can do this - only the BMW Scanner or I think Phil T4's tool.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2017, 20:04
Replies: 71
Views: 3,954
Posted By Jakg
Most definitely, and worryingly so. Certain...

Most definitely, and worryingly so.

Certain members are experts in certain areas, but their knowledge elsewhere is very poor. But the blue name is blinding for other users...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2017, 20:36
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Jakg
You don't need them, but they are different.

You don't need them, but they are different.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2017, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Jakg
You can search by name of director -...

You can search by name of director - https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/search?q=
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2017, 00:34
Replies: 41
Views: 2,189
Posted By Jakg
On a ZT the grill isn't ever removable.

On a ZT the grill isn't ever removable.
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 6th May 2017, 13:23
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Jakg
Both.......

Both.......
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2017, 22:30
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Jakg
I used a cold chisel to try to cut it off - I...

I used a cold chisel to try to cut it off - I made a small dent before the shock loosened it up.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2017, 12:28
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Jakg
Is the round one not a rear one?

Is the round one not a rear one?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2017, 11:08
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Jakg
Is it play in the ball joint, or play in the hub...

Is it play in the ball joint, or play in the hub where the ball joint goes into?

If the hub isn't clamped properly around the top of the ball joint, it can move and will open up the clamp as it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2017, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Jakg
Don't know - I didn't do it and just pushed the...

Don't know - I didn't do it and just pushed the plug back into the body slightly so I could run the cable around it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2017, 12:09
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Jakg
Yes, it was a massive pain. The proper way...

Yes, it was a massive pain.

The proper way is to drill out some of the unused pins in the connector and push the wire through.

I find that WD40 down the conduit helps a lot, as does some tape...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2017, 17:35
Replies: 21
Views: 338
Posted By Jakg
The purchaser might not care, and yours is £450...

The purchaser might not care, and yours is £450 more expensive than another car.

Or maybe they can DIY, in which case yours is £300 more expensive than another car.

I wouldn't bother.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2017, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Jakg
For locations (as in GPS) you might as well just...

For locations (as in GPS) you might as well just use the TomTom speed cameras app or similar.

For detection (radar etc) there's too many false positives - I had a Snooper S5R and it just wasn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2017, 08:44
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Jakg
This is normal. If the system detects sudden...

This is normal. If the system detects sudden deceleration (not that word again!) or acceleration beyond a certain threshold it cuts out.

In a powerful RWD car, if you went through standing water...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2017, 08:49
Replies: 43
Views: 713
Posted By Jakg
If someone crashes into the side of the car, is...

If someone crashes into the side of the car, is that acceleration or deceleration? I would say acceleration. And I'm sure the airbags would go off...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2017, 22:50
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By Jakg
Lots of claims are made, but they are never...

Lots of claims are made, but they are never backed up.

You can see some actual evidence of what produces what power here - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=95326
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2017, 19:28
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By Jakg
No. No.No. Thinking you might have the...

No.
No.No.


Thinking you might have the mirrors without the switch is just wishful thinking, sorry.
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2017, 16:32
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Jakg
Depends on the transformers as to whether you get...

Depends on the transformers as to whether you get flicker.

I've tried the cheap stuff and not been impressed, but have had good experience with stuff from LED Hut. It's not cheap (hardly expensive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2017, 17:10
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Jakg
No experience of a 75 but I did this job on my...

No experience of a 75 but I did this job on my Megane recently.

There was a little link pin that goes through the tensioner to hold it in place when fully retracted.

I then had to loosen one...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 15th February 2017, 14:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jakg
£20 seems a lot of money for that - you could do...

£20 seems a lot of money for that - you could do the same with a relay for a couple of pounds.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2017, 01:21
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Jakg
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=108189
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2017, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Jakg
Not on the 75 / ZT (FWD, not sure about the 260).

Not on the 75 / ZT (FWD, not sure about the 260).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2017, 22:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jakg
Can you post a picture? Aftermarket is a typical...

Can you post a picture? Aftermarket is a typical oval design, whereas OE is a boxy one - compare the two below:

http://i54.tinypic.com/2qxal2q.jpg
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2017, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Jakg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ATKL4G04M ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ATKL4G04M

They look way too rusted into place to remove though. Worth a try at least.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2017, 14:10
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Jakg
You'll need to use a pair of nuts as a stud...

You'll need to use a pair of nuts as a stud extractor.
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2017, 21:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jakg
The cordless ones are meant to be a bit rubbish,...

The cordless ones are meant to be a bit rubbish, although I can certainly see them being very useful.

I've got as cheap (£40) Dremel and it's fantastic. Use it all the time.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2017, 23:07
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By Jakg
None of your issues sound battery related. ...

None of your issues sound battery related.

ICE shouldn't be using the battery at all.

My car had upgraded wiring from the alt and to the earths, and a massive new Bosch battery and the interior...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2017, 13:44
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By Jakg
I had them fitted for years (4 years / 60k) and...

I had them fitted for years (4 years / 60k) and they just worked. Not really much more to report.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2017, 19:10
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Jakg
It's normal -...

It's normal - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=77916
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2017, 13:41
Replies: 40
Views: 5,739
Posted By Jakg
This has been covered in lots of detail before -...

This has been covered in lots of detail before - but the big issue will be a VNT turbo and how you will control it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2017, 21:20
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By Jakg
I bought a new car recently and it came with a...

I bought a new car recently and it came with a set of budgets fitted.

Catch Powers at the front specifically.

The car is a Renaultsport Megane (who buys this kind of car and fits budgets!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2017, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 3,858
Posted By Jakg
That makes sense except as shown above, there's...

That makes sense except as shown above, there's not really enough space to fit a 36mm socket down the hub to the nut.

More info - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=239851
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2017, 18:57
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Jakg
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=85145
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2016, 17:53
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Jakg
I used this -...

I used this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Brake-Light-Bulb-1156-BA15S-R5W-9-LEDs-Tail-License-LED-Lights-Bulb-12V-/272051204799?var=570864027529

But to be honest the single light setup isn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2016, 22:48
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Jakg
As above - Kerridges are an ex-main dealer so...

As above - Kerridges are an ex-main dealer so should be able to sort you out, but changing a suspension bush is really something any garage should be able to do.

My preferred garage is Stowupland...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2016, 22:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Jakg
I had one of those fitted -...

I had one of those fitted - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNMsw6nl3xM - I thought it was pretty decent. Obviously you lose the auto dimming mirror, but the monitor mirrors are half way between a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2016, 09:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By Jakg
It's not a recommendation - it's an absolute...

It's not a recommendation - it's an absolute threshold.

(EDIT - Assuming you mean max braked weight on towcar)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2016, 10:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By Jakg
Looks like I was wrong on the specifics, but the...

Looks like I was wrong on the specifics, but the sums still don't work.

B only means:
"tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2016, 00:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By Jakg
You need B&E to tow over 750KG - you only have B...

You need B&E to tow over 750KG - you only have B so there's no way you'll be towing a car.

Also as above - no "car" can tow another car of similar size, plus a trailer. Certainly a 75 towing a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2016, 12:23
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Jakg
To muddy the waters even more - CarParts4Less....

To muddy the waters even more - CarParts4Less. You can get the same products, same product codes, but much cheaper but usually no discount codes.

If you leave a product in the basket for a day or...
Forum: Technology Forum 26th November 2016, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Jakg
You need to setup your second router as an access...

You need to setup your second router as an access point - rather than a completely separate server, with it's own DHCP server etc.
Forum: Technology Forum 26th November 2016, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Jakg
You'll need to explain what you mean by "clear"...

You'll need to explain what you mean by "clear" network and why you want to have two separate networks inside one before anyone can help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2016, 12:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jakg
I dont - the ones I bought recently were for my...

I dont - the ones I bought recently were for my new car (Renault Megane).

For the ZT though - https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=122398

SRV0751-4P is the Goodridge code for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2016, 20:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jakg
Sounds pretty normal to me - don't think i've...

Sounds pretty normal to me - don't think i've ever heard of a water pump failing ont he diesel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2016, 20:32
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jakg
http://goodridge.brakes-hoses-fittings.co.uk/stain...

http://goodridge.brakes-hoses-fittings.co.uk/stainless-vs-plated.php - looks like the hoses are always stainless, but they do a version with stainless fittings also.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2016, 13:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jakg
Goodridge stainless ones are usually about a...

Goodridge stainless ones are usually about a fiver extra. Same price as HEL on balance.

Managed to find Goodridge braided hoses on EuroCarParts of all places for my new car - bought them with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2016, 12:14
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Jakg
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=72656
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2016, 21:31
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Jakg
I have a set in the shed if your interested. Make...

I have a set in the shed if your interested. Make me an offer!
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2016, 11:45
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Jakg
Preface - I replaced my ZT with a Renault Megane...

Preface - I replaced my ZT with a Renault Megane (albeit a Renaultsport one!)

It hasn't been especially unreliable (although I've only had it a couple of months), although I have done a full front...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2016, 11:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,754
Posted By Jakg
Our calipers don't need winding back. Don't...

Our calipers don't need winding back.

Don't use copper grease for sliders - use proper brake grease.

It's an easy job.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2016, 08:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jakg
It's not your car - it's the cheap HID ballasts....

It's not your car - it's the cheap HID ballasts. Google it and you'll find thousands with the same symptoms.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2016, 22:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jakg
HIDs can do this, something to do with AC vs DC...

HIDs can do this, something to do with AC vs DC ballasts.

I had some fitted in the main beam and my engine cut out when I put them on sometimes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2016, 13:21
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Jakg
You don't have to swap the hoses - but they are...

You don't have to swap the hoses - but they are different. I would (or at least, I would fit braided hoses).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2016, 11:18
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Jakg
Lights, bumpers, and I believe arch liners? ...

Lights, bumpers, and I believe arch liners?

On a Rover you'd need to think about bonnet release (claw vs latch) also.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2016, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Jakg
They aren't very difficult to change, it's not...

They aren't very difficult to change, it's not any easier to change two at a time, and they don't go wrong very often.

I wouldn't bother.
Forum: Items Wanted 4th November 2016, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Jakg
I have some (MK1) but I'm looking for collection...

I have some (MK1) but I'm looking for collection only as I've had too many broken sets in the post.

Was going to put them up for sale in the next week or so I just haven't found the time (they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2016, 17:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jakg
MOT testers can't impound cars, there is no...

MOT testers can't impound cars, there is no requirement for it to be driven a "reasonable" distance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2016, 13:50
Replies: 7
Abs
Views: 457
Posted By Jakg
Your meant to have 46 or 47...

Your meant to have 46 or 47...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2016, 13:49
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jakg
If a new MOT invalidated the old one they...

If a new MOT invalidated the old one they wouldn't even need to include a statement about "if your MOT certificate is still valid" under the heading of "Failing the MOT"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2016, 13:30
Replies: 41
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jakg
The law hasn't changed - the "summary" on the...

The law hasn't changed - the "summary" on the government website changed to imply it had and then it got changed again to go the other way.

https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2016, 13:26
Replies: 7
Abs
Views: 457
Posted By Jakg
Sensor yes, hub no - can be fitted backwards! ...

Sensor yes, hub no - can be fitted backwards!

How many pulses did you get? Were they equidistant on the wheel?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2016, 11:34
Replies: 7
Abs
Views: 457
Posted By Jakg
IF you are confident that you've done everything...

IF you are confident that you've done everything you can in that corner the next place to look would be the ABS unit - either the connector plug on the unit itself.

I'd try checking the gap...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2016, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By Jakg
You don't always need the special tool - mine...

You don't always need the special tool - mine came out without an issue.

If your worried - it'd be better to prep them first.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2016, 09:22
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Jakg
That's A2 Stainless, not 10.9

That's A2 Stainless, not 10.9
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2016, 22:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By Jakg
Several oils are marketed as low ash or low saps....

Several oils are marketed as low ash or low saps. If it isn't - well then it isn't.

As above - my Megane (M9R engine) low ash oil for it's DPF. I got 10l of fully synth from eurocarparts (Triple...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2016, 22:14
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Jakg
I think it will work, as long as you've got a...

I think it will work, as long as you've got a fuel source, fuel pump and power wired up - but bear in mind that one requires earth to 12v, the other requires ground - it depends on if you get the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2016, 09:50
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Jakg
Nuts, not bolts unfortunately. Will send them a...

Nuts, not bolts unfortunately. Will send them a message though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2016, 09:32
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Jakg
Where to buy nuts (M10 10.9 Flange)

After some M10 10.9 flange nuts for some drop links (not for a 75/ZT).

Can't seem to find any online (or at least I could, but they wanted £13 delivered for 4!).

Anyone know where I could find...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th October 2016, 23:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By Jakg
I don't remember running without a sub when I had...

I don't remember running without a sub when I had decent components unfortunately so I can't help there. I would think that I wouldn't be happy without a sub though - but that's my personal opinion....
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th October 2016, 14:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By Jakg
I've had all manner of speakers (inc Focal Access...

I've had all manner of speakers (inc Focal Access 165's) and mounting depth has never been an issue.

I wouldn't suggest mounting it on the fusebox cover as the mounting at the front are quite weak...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2016, 09:34
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Jakg
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=620059#post620059
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2016, 22:16
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Jakg
Luckily this has only happened to me once -...

Luckily this has only happened to me once - chisel will get it free.
You wouldn't try to remove a wheel nut just using a ratchet handle, why would you try that on a bearing! The front hub nut on my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2016, 22:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,823
Posted By Jakg
I think this is to do with bolt sizing vs torque...

I think this is to do with bolt sizing vs torque requirements - the maximum torque a small bolt can handle is actually quite low, even in high tensile form. As such threadlock is used as a way of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2016, 10:49
Replies: 37
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jakg
12% today only -...

12% today only - http://mail.carparts4less.co.uk/public/viewmessage/html/34672/gu84ewg1m360n5k5l95o4lt9kf04q
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2016, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Jakg
This is exactly what Kwik-Fit do. They...

This is exactly what Kwik-Fit do.

They wouldn't be my first choice to repair (not regas) the system, though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2016, 11:59
Replies: 37
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jakg
If you add it to your basket (when logged in) on...

If you add it to your basket (when logged in) on CarParts4Less and wait a day or two they send you a 5% off code.
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 6th October 2016, 20:38
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Jakg
Don't wire them into the ignition live - use a...

Don't wire them into the ignition live - use a relay if you need to do this.

Search for "BCU Pulse" to find out why.
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