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Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By vitesse
I guess it had something to do with the fragile...

I guess it had something to do with the fragile nature of the plastic clips and eventual warranty claims, plus Rover wouldn’t have supplied them at cost.

I’ve done about nine motor repairs and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 16:50
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By vitesse
To me the outer seals are basically dust covers,...

To me the outer seals are basically dust covers, not sure if yours aren't identical - looks like one piston is further in than the other.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 18:55
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By vitesse
Try a reverse bleed: -...

Try a reverse bleed: - https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=128816

Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2021, 16:54
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By vitesse
Must be one of the best deals around: ...

Must be one of the best deals around:
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=308584

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2021, 18:43
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By vitesse
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=280437

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2021, 15:50
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By vitesse
I've used these drivers for Toaf...

I've used these drivers for Toaf http://www.totalcardiagnostics.com/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/23/0/how-to-install-vag-com-4091-kkl-cable-on-windows

Works on XP & Win10, worth trying...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 14:05
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By vitesse
My iPhone automatically asks about image size...

My iPhone automatically asks about image size whenever I send/or forward it to another device, depends what phone/platform you're using. Otherwise, I open an image in preview (Macbook) and that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 22:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By vitesse
Did you replace the paper inlet gaskets? Usually...

Did you replace the paper inlet gaskets? Usually they leak into the cylinders but you seem to have looked at everything else.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By vitesse
Sorry, not really familiar with the SRS Tool, but...

Sorry, not really familiar with the SRS Tool, but if there's a back-up function within SRS Tool I'd use that one.

Good luck
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By vitesse
Not had that fault but the first thing I'd try is...

Not had that fault but the first thing I'd try is pulling the centre belt out its full length a couple of times and see if that helps, otherwise I'd be looking at a substitute.
You can disable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2021, 22:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By vitesse
No problem reading your later Autoliv airbag,...

No problem reading your later Autoliv airbag, it's just that you need the extra file
"SRS Autoliv Tool" and any version of Windows from Vista onwards, works with Win10 - I've used it on my 2004.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 09:26
Replies: 44
Views: 2,136
Posted By vitesse
Use standard 95 octane fuel which at the moment...

Use standard 95 octane fuel which at the moment contains 5% ethanol. (E10 is being introduced during the summer with of course no views of the common motorist being heard).

We run four V6s here,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 19:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,136
Posted By vitesse
And not to forget the question of fuel economy. ...

And not to forget the question of fuel economy. My V6 runs at a more or less constant 95 degs, confirmed by not only the onboard diagnostics but by Torque Pro.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By vitesse
I found the electrical connectors inside the...

I found the electrical connectors inside the doors on the SD1 were often filled with a special grease, got a tub from Rimmer's years ago. I believe that this is a dielectric grease - none...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 22:28
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By vitesse
If you've got Toaf you can disable the warning...

If you've got Toaf you can disable the warning light without having to go outside in the rain. Mine is disabled as I've got non-standard BMW pads in the rear, I swop tyres (summer/winter) twice a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2021, 10:38
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the reply, had a word with the owner,...

Thanks for the reply, had a word with the owner, and the car is a 1.8T so only has two coils. It will run with one spark plug removed and resting on the engine, and run until he turns the ignition...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 22:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Might as well continue here as the non-running on...

Might as well continue here as the non-running on four cylinders is still not resolved even after finding some very corroded crank sensor wiring.

I’ve now updated the owner’s 1.8T using DST00006V...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 20:43
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By vitesse
Yes, the glass window can be opened...

Yes, the glass window can be opened independently, the actual tailgate can stay closed. Handy if you just want to drop a bag of shopping into the back.

Regard
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 18:23
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By vitesse
I was playing around with Toaf yesterday, putting...

I was playing around with Toaf yesterday, putting back all the things that my T4 had robbed when it reset everything to standard. Things like digital speedo, rear defroster auto disabled. My...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2021, 22:01
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By vitesse
Ditto - used Rick's services twice now from afar....

Ditto - used Rick's services twice now from afar. Very good communication, told me when he received the parcels, when he dispatched them (quick turnaround), any questions I had were quickly answered...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 09:20
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the reply. Luckily I've been using...

Thanks for the reply. Luckily I've been using Toaf since 2016 and find my way around quite quickly, almost like Russ using his T4 - but with my lack of knowledge of Windows it would take me longer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 09:12
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the confirmation that the rear blind...

Thanks for the confirmation that the rear blind is not part of the coding, as Trikey said “just a coincidence” - odd but it happens. I’ve checked fuse 2 and will check the switch before looking at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2021, 22:24
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By vitesse
Don't know if it helps at all but BU03 series...

Don't know if it helps at all but BU03 series https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=121141

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 13:05
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vitesse
Most interesting, thanks saves me thinking about...

Most interesting, thanks saves me thinking about the donor BCU. I had guessed that as it wasn't factory fitted it might have been deleted somehow.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like the T4 has...

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like the T4 has done just that - returned the settings back to factory, live & learn, just annoyed about the rear blind as until I fire up Toaf I've no idea if I can get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 10:58
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By vitesse
T4 robbery

Yesterday was a historic T4 day when after only six attempts it connected for the first time to my 2004 V6. I’d followed Arctic’s slimmed down T4 idea and managed to get the machine into its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2021, 03:11
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By vitesse
If the starter tries/works then it isn't the...

If the starter tries/works then it isn't the immobiliser but something else like a camshaft sensor which will sometimes only work when cold. Freeze spray? Easiest to do an OBD check with any reader...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2021, 10:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By vitesse
Sorry to see you go. Enjoyed reading your posts...

Sorry to see you go. Enjoyed reading your posts esp. the early Toaf ones on .org, eg. ews editor, used remote keys. Many today benefit from our "guinea pig" experiences.

Keep well
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2021, 14:21
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By vitesse
Found four bolts, removed from a year 2000 V6, no...

Found four bolts, removed from a year 2000 V6, no rust, someone possibly tried removing them with standard torx but came out OK with torx plus. PM me with address if you're interested, can sort out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2021, 12:29
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By vitesse
Member MarkS in Bournemouth had some, kindly...

Member MarkS in Bournemouth had some, kindly offered me one but I was just making enquires on behalf of others.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2021, 14:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Time for an update, and hopefully the resolution...

Time for an update, and hopefully the resolution of something very strange.

Connected Toaf, whole load of fault codes much like the T4 reported, erased, ran the engine the few seconds it would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2021, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By vitesse
And I should be able to find a few too, not sure...

And I should be able to find a few too, not sure of the state of them until I look though. Going to visit the sick 1.8T after lunch, get back to you later.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2021, 12:53
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By vitesse
Never worked on a diesel but on a petrol my first...

Never worked on a diesel but on a petrol my first call would be the spade terminal on the starter, sometimes gets corroded. 2nd guess would be the solenoid on the starter, replaced on just about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 15:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By vitesse
I believe the voltages used by the sensors are...

I believe the voltages used by the sensors are very low, and I have trouble seeing that the fuse has blown because of taking things apart and putting them back together, though I could be wrong. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 18:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By vitesse
I'd just run Toaf and see if it agrees with your...

I'd just run Toaf and see if it agrees with your left front suspicions. Then either change sensor or bearing, or both. Some sensors are better than others, some require bits shaved off them to move...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 13:54
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By vitesse
Looks like the right sort, although I agree it's...

Looks like the right sort, although I agree it's a minefield, some work - some don't I've been lucky but then again I still use a serial cable rather than a USB is I find it 100% reliable. I see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 09:43
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By vitesse
I've got a friend who is quite interested and...

I've got a friend who is quite interested and discussing things with the owner who works with Bentleys and says the car is mechanical well maintained.

2500 Swedish miles Dave, 10km to 1 Swedish...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2021, 21:21
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By vitesse
Early car with nice bit of history

This early car is for sale in Sweden, price about £1000, ex-British embassy car. https://www.blocket.se/annons/skane/rover_75_2_5_v6_connoisseur/95461510

It has the factory gps too, but it isn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2021, 09:58
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Many thanks for the reply, and indeed others who...

Many thanks for the reply, and indeed others who have replied privately. As you point out and is now obvious there is a common thread here relating to power supply issues and I've been given a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2021, 22:46
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Simple, thanks. Guess I'm spoilt using Toaf as...

Simple, thanks. Guess I'm spoilt using Toaf as it gives the option to delete errors on the first page.

Lots to learn ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2021, 21:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Might as well continue with this thread as it’s...

Might as well continue with this thread as it’s the same car and still not running. The owner has swopped coil packs but no improvement, and is running out of ideas. In an act of desperation we...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2021, 20:36
Replies: 31
Views: 2,423
Posted By vitesse
If you remember, please ask him how he cleans...

If you remember, please ask him how he cleans everything up so well, my guess would be sandblasting but makes a mess in a workshop.

Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2021, 18:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,423
Posted By vitesse
Very interesting photos. How does Thomas get the...

Very interesting photos. How does Thomas get the rusty areas cleaned up - sandblasting? I've got early signs that I'll have to do some welding quite soon but have a set of Thomas' panels up in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By vitesse
I note Trikey says "and coded in" (virgin chip in...

I note Trikey says "and coded in" (virgin chip in the IPK?) - if you just want a plug & play solution without coding then perhaps you should use your 260, or ask Rick.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 08:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By vitesse
Nice to see your plea has received local...

Nice to see your plea has received local attention. Think Mark's might be be a better option as they'll be RHD as opposed to mine.

I'll relax for the time being and give my attention to my front...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 18:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By vitesse
Not worth the grief it will cause to the other...

Not worth the grief it will cause to the other modules. Rick has a fast turn around time especially if you could co-ordinate with him a time when he knows he'll be able to do it quickly. I managed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2021, 08:53
Replies: 80
Views: 3,711
Posted By vitesse
Perhaps if the OP is having difficulty disabling...

Perhaps if the OP is having difficulty disabling the purge valve by disconnecting the electrical plug he could try either clamping the hose or removing the purge valve and temporarily plugging the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 08:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By vitesse
Yes they are A3 Simon, tried with my and the...

Yes they are A3 Simon, tried with my and the wife's newer phone but couldn't get any better, and as they are laminated we had a problem with glare. My daughter has got a nice camera, I'll see if we...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 16:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By vitesse
Got the whole technical library including the...

Got the whole technical library including the electrical bits from 1999, but the laminated copies are too big to scan. Can you make any sense out of this?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 16:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Thanks I'll pass your thoughts on to the owner

Thanks I'll pass your thoughts on to the owner
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 15:16
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By vitesse
Just finished the ZS front brakes, bled them both...

Just finished the ZS front brakes, bled them both and pedal is fine, haven't touched the rear brakes, or bled them. Think we did the same: clamped the hose(s), to reduce fluid loss. I'll move onto...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 14:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
An update. Thanks to BigRuss’ plan B (and input...

An update. Thanks to BigRuss’ plan B (and input from others) we found a local soldering expert who has transferred the chip onto a spare EWS module I had. The car now communicates and the owner has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 10:14
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By vitesse
I did both sides (pistons out etc) on my...

I did both sides (pistons out etc) on my daughter's ZS180 although one side was binding more than the other. Think you should consider doing the same (even with the dust cover:}).

I've not quite...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2021, 08:51
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By vitesse
If you think the pads have become glazed use a...

If you think the pads have become glazed use a dreadnought file to bust the glaze. I often do this with the rear handbrake shoes, doesn't need more than a "shave".

My logic says if the left brake...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th April 2021, 22:50
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By vitesse
Very nice photos - you’ve just made me quite...

Very nice photos - you’ve just made me quite homesick, just the camellias alone in Mount Edgecumbe are worth a visit. There’s also a nice camellia beside the bridge in Looe. No daffodils? Perhaps...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 11:33
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By vitesse
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but yes, looks...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but yes, looks identical to my daughter's manual when it needed a new slave.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 10:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By vitesse
Low speed activation together with grinding...

Low speed activation together with grinding noises is usually a symtom of the rear brakes, possibly rust flakes from the back plates contaminating the magnetic strip on the bearing.

Easy enough to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2021, 08:51
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By vitesse
As I wrote, after polishing the piston and...

As I wrote, after polishing the piston and cleaning the seal/dust cover grooves, I was easily able to push the piston back in just using an old brake pad - without any fluid there's not much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2021, 13:34
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By vitesse
Doing the same job but on my daughter's ZS180,...

Doing the same job but on my daughter's ZS180, both front brakes binding and it's the pistons at fault. Usually I manage to remove the pistons with compressed air (good 12 bar compressor) but these...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 18:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By vitesse
Well MickeyBoy is a dismantler, Exeter Road...

Well MickeyBoy is a dismantler, Exeter Road Garage too, both are traders here but
I haven't had much luck getting replies from either. Perhaps non-UK members are too much trouble, but even...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2021, 11:47
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By vitesse
My advice: don't bother. Most of the manifolds...

My advice: don't bother. Most of the manifolds I've removed have broken brackets or even missing, doesn't seem to make any difference to the sealing of the upper manifold.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2021, 09:23
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Yes reading over the K line would be much easier,...

Yes reading over the K line would be much easier, I've realised I've also got the BMW scanner program somewhere which I haven't used since Toaf arrived. I think Big Russ' Plan B sounds best at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2021, 09:08
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
I've provided the owner with a link to this...

I've provided the owner with a link to this thread so hopefully he'll see it and feel encouraged.:}

Keep well
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2021, 09:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
Can't see anything special? OK how many petrol...

Can't see anything special? OK how many petrol Rover 75 have you seen with this set-up?

I have only seen this Norwegian car - none in Sweden that I know of as all have the Defa/Calix type...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 23:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Many thanks for your answer. I got the bit about...

Many thanks for your answer. I got the bit about soldering a wire to the damaged pin, and it being the K-bus pin. Sorry, but “you’ll have to solder a wire to the connector” ? Perhaps when I get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 12:29
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
As Toaf wouldn’t connect to the EWS module but...

As Toaf wouldn’t connect to the EWS module but all others we thought it a bit suspicious so the next day the owner removed it and opened it up. It wasn’t pretty, the plug going into it was severely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th April 2021, 12:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
One of a kind? Hate unsolved cases so here's...

One of a kind?

Hate unsolved cases so here's the conclusion: received a picture today from Norway, from the new owner of the car in question.

It has a fuel burning heater, a Webasto, nothing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2021, 22:10
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By vitesse
Also works (or doesn’t) buying from abroad. eBay...

Also works (or doesn’t) buying from abroad. eBay is now dead for overseas buyers as many sellers get conned into using the Global Shipping Program. This not only delays items but adds significantly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2021, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
Many thanks for the reply, will tell the owner to...

Many thanks for the reply, will tell the owner to have a look but oddly the EWS was the only module I was unable to read - I had a brief look around the IPK, BCU, and engine yet couldn't get into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2021, 12:18
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By vitesse
EWS no communication

Went to visit a local owner today whose 1.8T cranks, tries to fire with start gas but that’s as far as it goes. He’s checked the filter and borrowed a fuel pressure gauge from me but as it’s a 1.8T...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2021, 22:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
Only thumb pressure? The testers here have a...

Only thumb pressure? The testers here have a kind of chipping hammar, blunt at one end, sharper at the other. If the blunt end doesn't give the right sort of resonance on rust they'll reverse it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2021, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By vitesse
Indeed, perfectly normal - all cars I've tested...

Indeed, perfectly normal - all cars I've tested with the digital speedo enabled have the same fault. By enabling the digital speedo we've diverged from the standard setting so the IPK thinks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2021, 09:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By vitesse
Guessing you have the digital speedo enabled and...

Guessing you have the digital speedo enabled and if so perfectly normal.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 21:11
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By vitesse
This should help:...

This should help: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=159526

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2021, 10:24
Replies: 90
Views: 4,132
Posted By vitesse
Just for the record, I not only experienced the...

Just for the record, I not only experienced the irregular running V6 but it was confirmed by Rover54 during the remote T4 project that the engine ran on 5 but sometimes only 4 cylinders. However the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2021, 22:15
Replies: 90
Views: 4,132
Posted By vitesse
A V6 will start and run on only four cylinders....

A V6 will start and run on only four cylinders. Initial fuel pressure readings look good, except for the resting pressure one - it’s been a while since I tested the fuel pressure but I’ve got an idea...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2021, 13:54
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By vitesse
Are you running it with economy or acc selected? ...

Are you running it with economy or acc selected? If acc then the fan will run all the time. Run the onboard diagnostics to be sure what temperature you are getting, the analogue gauge is useless. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By vitesse
Yes you can easily code used LSM modules etc to...

Yes you can easily code used LSM modules etc to the car using the VIN tools, which I guess Chris75 used. I haven't tried it but think it can also handle the IPK provided a virgin chip is fitted.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2021, 13:20
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By vitesse
I think responders are confused, as am I - your...

I think responders are confused, as am I - your car is either a 1.8 petrol or 2.0 diesel.

Arctic asked who gave you this information, but sadly no answer so it leaves us guessing as to the value...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 21:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By vitesse
Don't know about the 75 (or MGs) but got my SD1...

Don't know about the 75 (or MGs) but got my SD1 Vitesse headlining from Woolies. Link: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/category/77/headlinings

Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2021, 15:02
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By vitesse
Probably the pictures are too large in MB size. ...

Probably the pictures are too large in MB size. I usually mail pictures from my iPhone to my Macbook, it then asks what size: small, medium or large. Usually find medium is OK for the forum...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 3rd April 2021, 10:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the reply, even the the linked Xtrons...

Thanks for the reply, even the the linked Xtrons is similar to mine it's not exactly the same so I'll probably have to remove it and check. I've also got to climb into the garage attic and see what...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 2nd April 2021, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vitesse
I've had another look at the rear of the linked...

I've had another look at the rear of the linked unit, but can't see a USB socket although the No.5 arrow is identified as one (?) OK a possible Mini B socket, thanks.

I daresay I have no option...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 2nd April 2021, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the reply, I've found a eBay unit...

Thanks for the reply, I've found a eBay unit similar to mine...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 2nd April 2021, 14:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vitesse
Thanks but not interested in connecting to my...

Thanks but not interested in connecting to my mobile phone (which is an iPhone) but rather my Xtrons Android car unit. I've got the programme in my google account ready for download, but it's the...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 2nd April 2021, 10:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By vitesse
Toaf Android

Think this will generate interest:

Despite yesterday being the 1st of April, a post by an alert Norwegian owner on their local FB group got my interest: Toaf Android Mobile. I heard rumours of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 19:36
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By vitesse
Can't help with pictures but this might help: ...

Can't help with pictures but this might help:
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=296586

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 10:53
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By vitesse
You could always whip the pads out and if glazed...

You could always whip the pads out and if glazed run over them with a dreadnought file - something I often do to the rear handbrake shoes.

If still squealing then a trick I learnt long ago was to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 20:56
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By vitesse
Coil 3 might not be where you think it should be....

Coil 3 might not be where you think it should be. Rover's sequence is rather unusual to say the least. The coil nearest the front end is no.3, no.1 in the middle and 5 at the end.
And get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2021, 14:08
Replies: 54
Views: 2,126
Posted By vitesse
On one car I worked on the slot for a screwdriver...

On one car I worked on the slot for a screwdriver was rounded. I heated an old screwdriver to red-hot, plunged it into the plastic, cooled it and was then able to release the screw.
Would recommend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2021, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By vitesse
I've replied to your PM. Once you've bridged...

I've replied to your PM.

Once you've bridged pins 7 and 8 you will be able to read all modules. Most people use solder but even thin wire will work.

Good luck
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 17:19
Replies: 34
Views: 2,091
Posted By vitesse
Think that Brian has "retired" from the forum for...

Think that Brian has "retired" from the forum for at least a while ... but I hope I can help:

If I understand correctly you have changed your IPK (instrument cluster or IKE). You now have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 13:17
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By vitesse
Sorry, don't know what else to advise as it's...

Sorry, don't know what else to advise as it's worked for me on several occasions but again only using version.43 (with Win XP)

Regards
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 12:43
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By vitesse
These are the instructions I've used, originally...

These are the instructions I've used, originally on .org I believe;


The used key TOAF "How To"

Open TOAF, click connect..... don't bother scanning car and click on BCU button instead.

Now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 12:36
Replies: 54
Views: 2,126
Posted By vitesse
Think I posted my experiences with an airlock +...

Think I posted my experiences with an airlock + working fan + minus 12c outside: the V6 overheated twice on the way home through town despite hardly more than tickover, got towed the last bit as I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 11:30
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By vitesse
I have both versions on the same computer and...

I have both versions on the same computer and have no problem switching between them. I've used .43 on about 3 or 4 occasions to add used remote boards although on one occasion it didn't seem to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2021, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By vitesse
Re-item 3 which version of Toaf are you using? ...

Re-item 3 which version of Toaf are you using? Adding keys requires .43

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 16:12
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By vitesse
Picture of a Stocktake tester here: ...

Picture of a Stocktake tester here: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=114817

My ebay one is slightly different but has the same two leads, a switch, a red button to press and a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 15:52
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By vitesse
Looks right, some have had issues with bad cables...

Looks right, some have had issues with bad cables but at that price it's worth trying. You'll have to open it and bridge pins 7 & 8 either with solder or wire. But use the search facility as it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 08:43
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By vitesse
You could always test them yourself with the free...

You could always test them yourself with the free programme Toaf (use the search). You only need the programme, a cheap usb VW KKL lead and a Windows computer. Not only useful for VIS, but for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2021, 17:38
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By vitesse
Not too sure about the LHD plug & play, ordered...

Not too sure about the LHD plug & play, ordered one last year for my LHD car and the pipework was different. Mat says the pipework is different to that used in production. Still it was simple...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By vitesse
Have a word with member "the flying banana"...

Have a word with member "the flying banana" (Saltash) and ask him where he takes his. With a bit of luck you might even end up on the right side of the Tamar where you can enjoy a proper Ivor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd March 2021, 13:19
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By vitesse
I got a new screen with rain sensor last year,...

I got a new screen with rain sensor last year, didn't appear to be a problem. Live in a small town but the glazier sourced and fitted one within the week.

I only just bought the car and had no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2021, 18:37
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By vitesse
As long as the transponder is within 2cm of the...

As long as the transponder is within 2cm of the black ring of the keyhole then it will work, doesn't have to be within the keyfob but I don't know what your insurance company would say if the car was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 21:38
Replies: 75
Views: 3,470
Posted By vitesse
If the engine is cold then it doesn't sound too...

If the engine is cold then it doesn't sound too bad to my ears either. My earlier V6 was dead quiet, my current one sounds a bit like a diesel when first started. A bit better now since I added...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 14:54
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By vitesse
Send a PM to forum member genpk (also from Perth)...

Send a PM to forum member genpk (also from Perth) he has Toaf, a diagnostic programme that can read your car eg. test your fan speeds etc. I think he might also be able to help with the key...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 03:21
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By vitesse
OK a later car then, I went by the year of the...

OK a later car then, I went by the year of the one in your profile.

Toaf, in short = a kind of mobile T4 or alternative, free to use programme requires a cheap KKL lead, use the search facility...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 15:57
Replies: 75
Views: 3,470
Posted By vitesse
No mayo problem except what you'd normally expect...

No mayo problem except what you'd normally expect under the filler cap, remember we have much lower temperatures here and as per norm the smaller crankcase breathers were blocked. Not any more:}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 12:34
Replies: 75
Views: 3,470
Posted By vitesse
I was in a similar position when I bought my...

I was in a similar position when I bought my latest V6 as "spares or repair" - the car kept overheating, garage changed thermostat, fan, radiator and in the end said it could only be the headgaskets....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 11:47
Replies: 75
Views: 3,470
Posted By vitesse
Have they carried out a positive sniff test? ...

Have they carried out a positive sniff test? (Exhaust gases in the coolant).

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 10:07
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By vitesse
If the fan has not been replaced then your early...

If the fan has not been replaced then your early car would have had the 3sp fan type. If it's only the high speed that has failed, which in my experience is unusual, then you should still have low &...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2021, 13:11
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By vitesse
Why not use Toaf? One cheap lead, a free (donate...

Why not use Toaf? One cheap lead, a free (donate if you wish) program. A Godsend for us in foreign parts. In many ways superior to a T4, at least mine as the thing has a mind of its own whereas...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 12:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By vitesse
Sounds like you still have air in the system -...

Sounds like you still have air in the system - you report a gurgle. Some V6s are easy to bleed others almost impossible. My current V6 was the latter type, in my case when it finally eased it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 11:17
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By vitesse
All good then. I see you've edited your post and...

All good then. I see you've edited your post and deleted the question about the light on start-up, anyway checked mine this morning and can confirm there is no light on start-up so yours is indeed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By vitesse
Your reasoning might apply to the earlier, I...

Your reasoning might apply to the earlier, I think it was Burman racks but the later Alford & Adler ones were, at least in my opinion, very reliable. That said, any 20 year old seals are likely to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 09:54
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By vitesse
Good question is why Rover supplied not only full...

Good question is why Rover supplied not only full overhaul kits for both the early and late SD1 steering racks, and even a seal kit but not for the 75?

A recent post...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 14:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the tip - unfortunately never had much...

Thanks for the tip - unfortunately never had much success getting a reply from Mickyboy, same thing with Exeter Road Garage, don't think they like enquires from overseas folk. Nils is also a member...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 13:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By vitesse
Thanks Nils, think your detective work might...

Thanks Nils, think your detective work might benefit others who have asked about gaskets in the past. I remember Genpk down in Australia managed to source one from his Land Rover outlet but never...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 09:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By vitesse
Not sure I would have understood any better had...

Not sure I would have understood any better had it been in Swedish :}

Interested in where you sourced the gasket between the pump halves as this is the one I've seen (read of) leaking? Could be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th March 2021, 09:01
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By vitesse
Echo Simon's comment, do tell us more. ...

Echo Simon's comment, do tell us more. Photos/how to? Have you got the advanced soldering skills which I hear are needed for this job?

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 12:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for replying - this is the 2nd one I've...

Thanks for replying - this is the 2nd one I've come across. Just about all 75s here were imported in the first years, so 3rd sp fans are very common, 2 sp less so, and I've never even seen a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 10:30
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By vitesse
Thanks due to Ricksta's efforts if I understand...

Thanks due to Ricksta's efforts if I understand correctly. Got one myself & very nice to have a line-free new display, Rick installed mine, who did yours?

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2021, 08:58
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By vitesse
Sounds strange, I've run Toaf on an early diesel,...

Sounds strange, I've run Toaf on an early diesel, possibly 1999 or 2000 without a problem.

And yes, Toaf can test all speeds, used it on an owner's car yesterday and discovered his slow speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 08:58
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By vitesse
Tried that - messaged ebay seller pointing out...

Tried that - messaged ebay seller pointing out the additional, ridiculous cost and asked very nicely, if he'd pop it in a Jiffy bag and post it. Got a short and unhelpful reply that all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 22:55
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By vitesse
Considerably more expensive. I wanted to order a...

Considerably more expensive. I wanted to order a used door handle for my daughter's ZS180 from UK. Handle cost £9, but thanks to ebay and their "exclusive" Global Shipping Program, postage/import...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2021, 18:50
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By vitesse
Too expensive to return anything, so I don't like...

Too expensive to return anything, so I don't like taking chances either.

Not sure about front sensors, but I've bought a couple of rear ones from DMGRS to go on the shelf, described as real...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2021, 13:22
Replies: 37
Views: 1,083
Posted By vitesse
Our local health staff within our county have...

Our local health staff within our county have received just that. A single payment to all of 10,000 Swedish crowns (about £833), and an added bonus of 500 crowns (£40) per shift for hours that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By vitesse
Agree with BigRuss. If your wheels spin then...

Agree with BigRuss. If your wheels spin then you’re probably too heavy on the accelerator to start with or if a manual, too quick releasing the clutch, or a combination of the two. Depends too on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2021, 12:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By vitesse
You've got a forum trader with a very good offer:...

You've got a forum trader with a very good offer: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=308584

Perhaps not the nearest but doubt they'll be beaten on price. And there are three...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2021, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By vitesse
Replace it if it annoys you. Mine did the same,...

Replace it if it annoys you. Mine did the same, replaced it and now when it occasionally flashes up it extinguishes within seconds. Lots of BMW ones, search for cruise control actuators as they're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 20:55
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By vitesse
OK thanks for the info. I was just thinking that...

OK thanks for the info. I was just thinking that transporting them abroad as one length (with packing) might prove expensive. Mind you, when Thomas sent the five pairs of sections over to me,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2021, 18:48
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By vitesse
Looks like it's in three sections? Positive,...

Looks like it's in three sections? Positive, makes shipping easier.

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 17:49
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By vitesse
True, but I always get the garage to fit the...

True, but I always get the garage to fit the tyres on the rims and mount them myself unless I know the place, or just tell the fitter to reduce torque by 30% or whatever T-cut's link suggests and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 19:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
All of my SD1s had engine block heaters, pretty...

All of my SD1s had engine block heaters, pretty standard here whenever you buy a car to fit an electrical heater if it hasn't already got one. Couldn't imagine going through a winter without one,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 18:50
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By vitesse
Yes. Don't know about others but I keep the...

Yes.

Don't know about others but I keep the backplate bolted and aggressively use my angle grinder to destroy the lip on the ferrule and then pull the backplate forwards. Once free, I very gently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
Thanks for the replies. Ordinary electric...

Thanks for the replies. Ordinary electric heaters are commonplace I’ve got a Defa fitted to mine, plug into the mains with a timer and the engine & cabin are warmed, no ice and easy starts. Having...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 13:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By vitesse
Webasto in a petrol car?

An unusual car for sale, very cheap, in Norway, a petrol Rover 75. What is unusual is that the ad. mentions a Webasto heater with remote. Never heard of one before and the testing station records...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd March 2021, 10:35
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By vitesse
Grateful to T-cut for the link, as it might...

Grateful to T-cut for the link, as it might explain why I ruined a thread some time back when using my torque wrench. Now I just smear them with a little grease and put them on with my airgun...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 08:46
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By vitesse
True, if you don't ease the knurled nut the disc...

True, if you don't ease the knurled nut the disc won't come off without a fight. And even if you do the disc sometimes doesn't want to come off and you end up pulling the pins out of the backplate. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 08:39
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By vitesse
Link works for me, just tried it. Yes Thomas...

Link works for me, just tried it.

Yes Thomas is a busy man that's why he made the sill sections available to buy so that people could weld their own or get their local chap to do them. I bought...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By vitesse
There's a place up around Bristol that comes well...

There's a place up around Bristol that comes well recommended: Have a look at this thread: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=261608

Regards
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 19:39
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By vitesse
Yes lubricating bolts does make a difference to...

Yes lubricating bolts does make a difference to the torque settings, you can still apply a smear of lubricant - I do, however take into consideration this link provided by T-cut: ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 17:05
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By vitesse
Yes very good video, but agree with previous...

Yes very good video, but agree with previous poster the cable just didn't want to move on the ones I've done, mind you I never tried his method of whacking it inwards. Noted too that the four bolts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:32
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By vitesse
But if he detaches the actuator and tests it then...

But if he detaches the actuator and tests it then isn't there's a danger that it will over run if it's a non-Stocktake one? I believe one of Stocktake's modifications is a stop to prevent overrun. ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 12:24
Replies: 66
Views: 3,160
Posted By vitesse
Nice idea for some, no local emissions, cheap to...

Nice idea for some, no local emissions, cheap to run etc but we all know that any battery will need replacing after a while:

Local green bloke bought a really ugly BMW electric thing about 7 years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 12:05
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By vitesse
Took one out and measured it - M6 x 1.0 One...

Took one out and measured it - M6 x 1.0

One other way I've managed to remove these is by welding (MIG). If you have a welder then a piece of flat bar with a drilled hole to match the Torx one,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2021, 08:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By vitesse
I ran a SD1 Vitesse on E85 (ethanol with 15%...

I ran a SD1 Vitesse on E85 (ethanol with 15% petrol) when ethanol was first introduced - it was much cheaper than petrol. My first attempt wasn’t successful as while the Rover V8 had hardened valve...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 21:59
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By vitesse
Unfortunately standard VIS motors do have a short...

Unfortunately standard VIS motors do have a short life span - read something about Rimmer Bros had a limited warranty on them. However, forum member Stocktake supplies upgraded VIS motors which do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 19:56
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By vitesse
Sorry don't know the size but... Good luck,...

Sorry don't know the size but...

Good luck, you're going to need it if attempting to drill those torx, and yes I've tried. Too late for you, but I've found it necessary on a couple of occasions to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 17:38
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By vitesse
You've got the central jacking point mid-way...

You've got the central jacking point mid-way under the car with a cut-out in the undertray. Exactly in the middle about a foot in from the edge of the bumper. My old jack was too high to slide...
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