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Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2022, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By hogweed
When I had my rear shockers replaced a while ago,...

When I had my rear shockers replaced a while ago, the mechanic told me he'd found a mouse's nest. Not sure where, as I used my boot a fair bit and had never spotted anything... wonder how they get in?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2022, 16:31
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By hogweed
Depending on the age of the BM, there are all...

Depending on the age of the BM, there are all sorts of tricks - Google for your mate's car.


On my old M3, this (https://resetservicelight.com/reset-oil-service-light-bmw-3-series/) is how we did...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2022, 12:34
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By hogweed
Same when we went to Corfu back in 2009. I think...

Same when we went to Corfu back in 2009. I think it was a Peugeot 107... with two adults and two kids in the car, it could just about manage a crawl up the hills if the AC was on, so we learned to do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2022, 12:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By hogweed
I tried all the above except the fibreglass pen,...

I tried all the above except the fibreglass pen, with no success. EVentually I gave the contacts a tiny touch with very fine emery, and they've been fine since. Mine must have had a robust oxide film...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2022, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By hogweed
Could be so many things mate. Save...

Could be so many things mate.


Save yourself ages of fruitless labour - either get a T4 on it, or try yourself with TOAF...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2022, 12:26
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By hogweed
Sadly, for me, memory is thing of the past. At...

Sadly, for me, memory is thing of the past. At least I think it was.


You did install the drivers OK? You should have these:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2022, 10:20
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By hogweed
Err yes. Once or twice :duh:

Err yes.


Once or twice :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2022, 19:54
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By hogweed
I had that too, but it's so long ago I can't...

I had that too, but it's so long ago I can't remember how it got sorted :duh:


But it would have to have been something simple...



Not all VAG cables work properly. I struggled for ages...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2022, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By hogweed
Tell you something else... use of the aircon has...

Tell you something else... use of the aircon has never affected my fuel consumption till now. Over the last week (a week of good weather is all we get - if we're lucky - in NI) my fuel consumption...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2022, 10:54
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By hogweed
No easy way round this one, sorry - I've been...

No easy way round this one, sorry - I've been struggling with it myself on and off for 2 or 3 years now, as different sensors etc start to give up.


You could wire the warning light to something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2022, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By hogweed
Have a look here...

Have a look here (https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/).


The 3rd one looks OK - not so good for the first two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2022, 17:49
Replies: 5
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Views: 407
Posted By hogweed
Yeah the dash isn't good. But I guess if you got...

Yeah the dash isn't good. But I guess if you got one for £4k with only 40k on the clock you could live with it ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th August 2022, 16:24
Replies: 5
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Views: 407
Posted By hogweed
A bit of a mixture, in my experience... I enjoy...

A bit of a mixture, in my experience... I enjoy driving the one I borrow when getting the Rover fixed (so I've driven it a lot :mad:).


It's quicker than the Rover, tighter handling, and I find...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2022, 16:17
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By hogweed
30 years since I was there, hope they've improved...

30 years since I was there, hope they've improved the sewers in the town... they used to have to cover the manholes with carpet, and regularly spray them with water to try and effect a seal. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 08:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By hogweed
Oooh never heard of that one... sounds like a...

Oooh never heard of that one... sounds like a plan. Do you remember the name of the product Mike?


Thanks :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2022, 13:50
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By hogweed
Nice car, though not sure it's worth 17 grand...

Nice car, though not sure it's worth 17 grand :eek:


I bought my TF 4 years ago, after it had sat in a garage for 8 years. The owner, originally from NI, moved to London and bought it there -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 11:30
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By hogweed
Well there's a surprise (and sorry for hijacking...

Well there's a surprise (and sorry for hijacking your thread, Mike Trident, but I have shared your concerns about injectors :}) - car sailed through the MOT this morning, with the usual advisory...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 11:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By hogweed
I haven't got locking nuts, but wonder how likely...

I haven't got locking nuts, but wonder how likely it is for wheels on our old buses to be stolen nowadays...?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2022, 11:05
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By hogweed
I think I've asked myself this question more than...

I think I've asked myself this question more than most on here :shrug:


This year alone, she's let me down three times: broken front spring, little pin in the handbrake mechanism rusting,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2022, 09:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By hogweed
It has occurred to me Mike :D

It has occurred to me Mike :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2022, 23:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By hogweed
Well, mine is a little over the 200k mark now,...

Well, mine is a little over the 200k mark now, and it's MOT week. I keep swearing I'll get rid of it every time it gives me trouble, but 12 years on, it's still here.


At the very least, for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2022, 17:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By hogweed
Always makes me feel SO inadequate when I read...

Always makes me feel SO inadequate when I read this Mike :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2022, 13:37
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By hogweed
Yeah we both came down with it a week ago - Her...

Yeah we both came down with it a week ago - Her Indoors a fair bit worse than me. I'm over the worst of it now, until I try to do something which involves any effort, or bend over to pick something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2022, 13:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,683
Posted By hogweed
Back in the days of Vivas & Escorts, we used to...

Back in the days of Vivas & Escorts, we used to hammer oval nails between the clamp and post :o
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2022, 23:48
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By hogweed
Sadly was in Somerset a month or so ago, but back...

Sadly was in Somerset a month or so ago, but back in NI now. I'd have been cheap too, as I don't drink any more :eek:


Anyway, hopefully somebody will drop by - if not, I was in your position...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2022, 16:45
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By hogweed
:eek::eek::eek:

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2022, 13:28
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By hogweed
Remembering my days of M3 ownership, I can...

Remembering my days of M3 ownership, I can imagine the looks you'd get from the canape-serving bimbos as you placed an order for 20p... :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2022, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By hogweed
Have to second this, Mike - TOAF has been...

Have to second this, Mike - TOAF has been invaluable to me since I found out about it.


And it even works on those other weird computery things, what are they called now... ummm... oranges or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2022, 12:02
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By hogweed
I had exactly the same problem as you with the...

I had exactly the same problem as you with the ABS. Speedo stopped working, TOAF confirmed front o/s sensor faulty.


Had it replaced; speedo started working again... but I retained the other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2022, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By hogweed
Unless I've gone crazy, there are no clips??...

Unless I've gone crazy, there are no clips?? Except on the rear...



Had mine replaced a few months ago, and as far as I could see it was just stuck on with adhesive :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2022, 11:03
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By hogweed
A lot of the ones on eBay are pure {naughty...

A lot of the ones on eBay are pure {naughty word}, and you'll have another hole in them in a few weeks.


Incidentally, just in case anybody's reading this and tearing their hair out about the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2022, 11:22
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By hogweed
Not much help, I'm afraid, but mine does this...

Not much help, I'm afraid, but mine does this too. I'm not sure when it started - I think it has been developing slowly for many months. It's at its worst under load, eg when going up a steep hill,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2022, 09:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
:clap::clap::clap: brilliant! Back in the...

:clap::clap::clap: brilliant!


Back in the day (about 30 years ago) when Cozzies were the business, I had a fantasy of putting Sierra 1.1L badges on one, together with thin iron wheels, then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2022, 11:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
Yeah... and actually, if you Google the Genesis...

Yeah... and actually, if you Google the Genesis badge, you won't find one exactly the same as them - for example, they all say "Genesis" in the middle.


Oh well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2022, 11:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
Oh thanks! Never heard of it. Now you say that,...

Oh thanks! Never heard of it. Now you say that, it had really fancy red leather seats etc inside...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 23:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
It's a Co Down reg ;)

It's a Co Down reg ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
Ah sorry. I actually thought there would be a car...

Ah sorry. I actually thought there would be a car called that - isn't there an "Aspire" or something? I mean, it's the sort of name the Japanese would come up with, isn't it :rolleyes:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 20:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
But the badges :shrug: ?

But the badges :shrug: ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 19:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By hogweed
Strange car...

OK, so it's clearly a Hyundai coupe, but... any ideas?


Almost like an Aston Martin badge... :shrug:



https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/949562b35c59230c2.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2022, 23:43
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By hogweed
Cost me £85 insurance excess when mine suddenly...

Cost me £85 insurance excess when mine suddenly cracked - think it was National Windscreens who did it. It was fascinating to watch the young lad do it :D


PS make sure you specify the right...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2022, 09:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By hogweed
I don't doubt it mate - what I don't understand...

I don't doubt it mate - what I don't understand is why mine doesn't :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2022, 18:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By hogweed
I marvel at all these cars which do 50mpg, where...

I marvel at all these cars which do 50mpg, where mine (driven gently, which is all I do most of the time these days) returns 42-43, and always has. I drive almost exclusively in the countryside, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 23:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By hogweed
What's a baseball cap :D

What's a baseball cap :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2022, 10:03
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By hogweed
And if I remember correctly (all the way back to...

And if I remember correctly (all the way back to the 70s, when we were promised the Earth if we voted to join the EU), wasn't VAT a European tax, in which case it should now be cancelled...?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2022, 10:51
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By hogweed
OK it'll give you the option to browse to the...

OK it'll give you the option to browse to the folder you mentioned, which contains the drivers - with luck, if you check the option to include subfolders, it should just find them.


Then the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2022, 21:10
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By hogweed
Depends on your level of familiarity with...

Depends on your level of familiarity with Windows... if I say go into Device Manager, right-click on the unidentified USB device, and install new driver, does that mean much to you?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 12:55
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By hogweed
Yes I used Trebor's... trouble was, as I...

Yes I used Trebor's... trouble was, as I mentioned above, the bearing holes in the motor housing (zinc, I think, like an old carburettor) were slightly worn, so they still didn't work :mad:


...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 10:20
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By hogweed
You might want to read my posts on this - it's a...

You might want to read my posts on this - it's a real can of worms.


The little gears inside the motors wear. Sure, there are replacements - but they often don't mesh properly, and it will just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2022, 12:06
Replies: 25
Views: 1,761
Posted By hogweed
I nearly did a couple of weeks ago... so what did...

I nearly did a couple of weeks ago... so what did you get?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2022, 19:00
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By hogweed
I can sum my ATS experience up thus: Don't ever,...

I can sum my ATS experience up thus: Don't ever, ever, ever, EVER go near them :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2022, 09:35
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By hogweed
Aye I wouldn't rely on my diagnosis though... a...

Aye I wouldn't rely on my diagnosis though... a guess at best. And on mine it was the one at the bottom of the engine ;)


I vaguely seem to remember there's a gearbox-related vibration on some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 14:20
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By hogweed
Think so? That's the bottom one isn't it? ...

Think so? That's the bottom one isn't it?


If they're the same on the V6 :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 10:42
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By hogweed
Don't know about your V6, but on the diesels,...

Don't know about your V6, but on the diesels, this seems to be the resonant frequency of the cars, so if anything's going to vibrate, that's where it will happen.


On the diesels, it's usually a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2022, 13:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By hogweed
Mike - where was that TOAF-compatible cable you...

Mike - where was that TOAF-compatible cable you mentioned? Naturally I didn't write it down at the time, and can't find it now :mad:


Thanks
Roger
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 15:17
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
Ah yes, the fabled MM3½ - I remember it well. In...

Ah yes, the fabled MM3½ - I remember it well. In the 80s, I had a weird mate who always bought Italian bikes. Not the nice ones like Duke 900s, but aforesaid Morini, a :puke: Moto Guzzi with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 10:35
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
Didn't make it easy for us, did they Steve :eek: ...

Didn't make it easy for us, did they Steve :eek:


And of course Rover would never have changed the wiring, probably on just some cars, either just before or just after the facelift :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2022, 22:05
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
Okay… think I’m finally getting the picture now....

Okay… think I’m finally getting the picture now. Your car must be the “High-Line” spec, which has slightly different wiring from mine. Here’s your post, with my comments:

Right hand side of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2022, 18:35
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
Not at all - I meant help him physically, rather...

Not at all - I meant help him physically, rather than this way ;)


I'm sure he'd love you to have a go...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2022, 16:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
I've never knowingly looked at a wiring diagram...

I've never knowingly looked at a wiring diagram for the earlier model - I assumed they were the same (why would they spend money changing the wiring colours on what is essentially the same car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2022, 10:53
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By hogweed
This confused me at first – but the wires which...

This confused me at first – but the wires which are actually connected to the pre-tensioners are this colour, and NOT shown on the wiring diagram – then they join wires of the colours on the diagram...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 20:07
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
PM me your email address if you like and I'll...

PM me your email address if you like and I'll send it to you ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 19:35
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehostin...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/9495626c2fb38cd66.jpg


PS brown is "N", which is confusing :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 19:26
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
No not quite - this squib is in the thing your...

No not quite - this squib is in the thing your seatbelt clips into down the side of your seat, and when fired tightens the seatbelt around you. The airbag firing is separate - though I guess...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 17:50
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
On my (RHD) car, those colours are the wires from...

On my (RHD) car, those colours are the wires from the driver’s side pre-tensioner. They then connect to a pair from the loom, which are I think orange/brown and brown/red…





Pretty...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 08:49
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
I don't know... the TOAF SRStool (same author as...

I don't know... the TOAF SRStool (same author as TOAF, but a separate module for the Autoliv SRS fitted to later models like mine) gives the facility to toggle sensors on and off; in the case of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2022, 19:06
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By hogweed
Can't help a lot I'm afraid, but having just been...

Can't help a lot I'm afraid, but having just been down a similar road myself, I was informed (checked, and it's the case) that the pretensioners are connected in series, so whatever it says, there's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2022, 19:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By hogweed
"What do we want?" "More rights and respect for...

"What do we want?"
"More rights and respect for elderly people!"
"When do we want it?"
"Want what?"
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2022, 16:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Yes - only reason I stick with diesel is the...

Yes - only reason I stick with diesel is the combination of performance and economy. Hard to get that with a petrol car.






My girlfriend has a little AYGO, and I love it. Drives and parks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2022, 10:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Well, you cetainly put the fear of God into me ;)...

Well, you cetainly put the fear of God into me ;)


Which, given my propensity for "trying things", was probably no bad thing...


Fortunately, for me, it's not longer a problem :D


For...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2022, 15:58
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Back on the road again :D One set of...

Back on the road again :D


One set of cables from DMGRS for £100 (nearly £300 from Rimmers), £70 for a couple of hours' labour, and we're back in business...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th April 2022, 15:54
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Red face Every day is a school day

Well, that was educational. I threw myself on the mercy of Mark, our T4 man, who saw me despite being booked up for weeks, and was surprised when he used the same little SRS tool that I had… I asked...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2022, 10:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By hogweed
So... as the Mk1 badge is bigger than the Mk2...

So... as the Mk1 badge is bigger than the Mk2 recess, how did you fit yours?


I bought one of the "sticker" type Mk2 ones off eBay as suggested, but it's poor quality and the finish started to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2022, 12:18
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By hogweed
Mine passed the MOT with both arms a lot worse...

Mine passed the MOT with both arms a lot worse than that :eek:


I had no idea they were falling apart till my mechanic noticed the rear wheels were out of alignment, and had a comprehensive poke...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 20:05
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By hogweed
Ah, well, this IS the 1.8 as it's the little TF...

Ah, well, this IS the 1.8 as it's the little TF :D


Thanks, don't know why I thought they didn't have them any more, except a vague memory of it being something else when the 75 (diesel) failed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2022, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By hogweed
Clicks but doesn't start...

...it's actually my TF, but same engine as so many Rovers :D


Sometimes, when I turn the key, there's just a click under the bonnet. Repeat, and it almost always starts immediately, then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2022, 19:45
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By hogweed
Very common problem I'm afraid. If you do a...

Very common problem I'm afraid. If you do a search here, you'll find a lot of posts on it.. in fact here's probably a "How To".


But, from memory, you have to kind of pull the upholstery round...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2022, 18:38
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Well, if DHL ever get around to delivering the...

Well, if DHL ever get around to delivering the new selector cables to the garage, she'll get another reprieve... for now... I really don't want another car.


But I need one I can trust :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 21:29
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By hogweed
Try locking it with the remote, then unlocking by...

Try locking it with the remote, then unlocking by putting the key in the door...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 20:48
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Yes, when I originally did mine, they lasted for...

Yes, when I originally did mine, they lasted for years too… then one day they didn’t. Since then, Mr T4 here has “done” them at least twice. At that point, I’d decided that understanding the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 13:34
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By hogweed
I went through a phase of seeing this on my...

I went through a phase of seeing this on my facelift when I tried to lock/unlock the driver's door using the key rather than the remote - this would appear to open the door OK, but not disarm the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 10:30
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Couldn't find them on the net anywhere, but...

Couldn't find them on the net anywhere, but managed to find a post here which included them. Very educational, thanks :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 08:19
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
If only... if you do read through all those...

If only... if you do read through all those threads, you will find plenty from very experienced members (that doesn't include me) who have done all this, yet the problem persists...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 22:07
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Thanks Jamie, that’s what I wanted to know. I’ll...

Thanks Jamie, that’s what I wanted to know. I’ll leave them alone.




Sorry if I didn’t explain clearly. What happened was this: a few weeks ago, I moved the driver’s seat, and the light...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2022, 17:16
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By hogweed
Well, I like it even if nobody else does :D ...

Well, I like it even if nobody else does :D


Slurp, drool...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 17:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Yes, that's what I would have thought. Trouble...

Yes, that's what I would have thought. Trouble is, when things go wrong for apparently no reason, you start to question your logic, and a couple of people have posted here that they discovered the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 13:29
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Yeah I've already done that. Just one thing...

Yeah I've already done that. Just one thing though... since my last question I've read some posts saying that polarity matters with the two wires to the pretensioner?


Having read endless ones...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 13:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Just beat you to it - see above :D Only...

Just beat you to it - see above :D


Only thing is, though, over my 12 years of ownership, the **** light coming on has always immediately followed moving one of the seats, and been recitifed by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2022, 12:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Just one thing... if I decide to do some...

Just one thing... if I decide to do some resistance testing of modules (battery disconnected obviously), do I risk damage/accident?


I'm thinking specifically of the pre-tensioners - could the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2022, 14:58
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Well, one wasted morning later… so I lifted the...

Well, one wasted morning later… so I lifted the seat, dug out all the pound coins, sunglasses, stale crisps and general filth… got in the back, and had a good look. I remember now – I removed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2022, 08:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Me too :o It's coming back to me now,...

Me too :o


It's coming back to me now, from 10 years ago... the main problem was that I had to kneel beside the car with the door open, then awkwardly twist round with the sill digging into my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2022, 23:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Mike, you're an absolute star - thank you. ...

Mike, you're an absolute star - thank you.


Years ago, when I first did this, I learned of he existence of RIBE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives#Polydrive) (Polydrive) screws,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2022, 20:52
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Okay... Mr T4 is booked up for 6 weeks, so it...

Okay... Mr T4 is booked up for 6 weeks, so it looks like I'm going to have a go. Again.


I'm going to have to make some assumptions. First time (recently!) the light came on was when I moved...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2022, 10:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Heh - but I haven't thanked anybody at all today....

Heh - but I haven't thanked anybody at all today.


So... thanks Ron :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2022, 09:23
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
I'd like to say thanks for all the answers, but...

I'd like to say thanks for all the answers, but the button has disappeared... don't know if it's a site problem...


Anyway yes, I agree and am "happy" to spend money on the car if it carries on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2022, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By hogweed
I've found they all degrade after about 3 weeks...

I've found they all degrade after about 3 weeks :mad:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 17:24
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
So... cables ordered, hopefully fitted in a few...

So... cables ordered, hopefully fitted in a few days.


Anybody got a list of other expensive things that are likely to go wrong?


Most of the suspension/brakey things have been replaced; new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 16:17
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Sorry, yes, the cables some in a pair, which is...

Sorry, yes, the cables some in a pair, which is what he'll be fitting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 16:12
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Thanks as always Mike ;)

Thanks as always Mike ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 16:02
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Ah, XP... it was great :D I've re-enabled...

Ah, XP... it was great :D


I've re-enabled the pretensioner, and now, as expected, a further fault has appeared. As I say, this only happened when John moved the seat, so I don't *THINK* it was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 15:44
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Thanks Jamie, I know that’s good advice, but he...

Thanks Jamie, I know that’s good advice, but he doesn't do “while-you-wait” I’m afraid. No, I do want the wiring fixed properly, everything reset to standard etc but, because of the logistical...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 15:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Pretty sure I mentioned in my original post about...

Pretty sure I mentioned in my original post about this that it was a temporary stop-annoying-me “fix” till I could get it sorted properly… and isn't the system disabled when the airbag light is on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 15:26
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Oh, the Merc was only ever a fantasy :getmecoat:...

Oh, the Merc was only ever a fantasy :getmecoat: the girlfriend has a wee Aygo, and I love it, but I’m a big man. And I need a bit more poke. And a bigger boot.




Didn’t know that, useful to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 15:22
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Yeah that has always been my thinking, up to...

Yeah that has always been my thinking, up to now... trouble is, I can't predict what will fail next - I don't think anybody could have foreseen the selector cable, or whatever comes next.


And if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 13:27
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By hogweed
Airbag – ecu – configuration error 401

My airbag light was on again, and I turned it off some weeks ago using the SRS Tool to disable the pre-tensioner.


Unfortunately, she was in for something else today, and the mechanic moved the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 13:16
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Now you see, here’s a perfect example of what I’m...

Now you see, here’s a perfect example of what I’m saying. It’s just been with the mechanic to diagnose my problem (cable bust as expected), and he moved the driver’s seat forward a bit as he’s...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 13:11
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Thanks - have ordered one. John was busy...

Thanks - have ordered one.


John was busy and tearing about as usual, but I think what he said was that the outer cable had broken, and it was moving with the inner.


Weird thing is, although...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2022, 11:52
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Just had the mechanic on the blower... one cable...

Just had the mechanic on the blower... one cable actually broken.


Have emailed DMGRS to check I'm ordering the right version...



Actually... could somebody please check for me? I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 11:49
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Yes, I believe that was what happened. I did...

Yes, I believe that was what happened. I did suggest the new backplate assemblies from DMGRS to the previous mechanic, when he replaced all my disks and pads etc 3 or 4 years ago, but he said mine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 11:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Oh, I know – my daughter has a 1-series with only...

Oh, I know – my daughter has a 1-series with only 60k or so on the clock, full service history, and has had to spend a lot on it already. My comment was more related to the low mileage than the fact...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2022, 10:09
Replies: 38
Views: 2,734
Posted By hogweed
Unhappy Nearly bought a new car last night

Despite a great deal of money having been spent on it over the last few years, the Rover keeps letting me down – 3 times now in as many months:


1. Front spring broke, had to be towed;
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 00:03
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Thanks for that - unfortunately I won't be able...

Thanks for that - unfortunately I won't be able to do it myself, but I'll suggest it.


Is it a long-term repair?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 22:10
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Woah! Thanks mate, didn't even occur to me to...

Woah! Thanks mate, didn't even occur to me to look there (normally would, but for some reason thought this would be obscure).


Managed to twist a mechanic's arm to have a quick look at it on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 17:37
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Thanks again. It's late 2004, so hopefully it's...

Thanks again. It's late 2004, so hopefully it's the later type :bowdown:






GAAAHHH! I always preferred the pre-facelift models... till now :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 17:16
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Thanks :D Is that the sort of thing which...

Thanks :D


Is that the sort of thing which can fail, ie cables pop out or something and leave me stranded?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 17:01
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By hogweed
Gear lever gone floppy

Suddenly the gear level feels “mushy”, like you're stirring thick oil – actually, it feels more pleasant than it ever has before, but is a bit vague.


Also I can hear something clunking under...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 10:54
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By hogweed
You REEEAAAALLLLY want to do this (I appreciate...

You REEEAAAALLLLY want to do this (I appreciate it's difficult for you) - 10 or so years ago, when I was introduced to the joys (!) of 75 ownership, various people here encouraged me to do this, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2022, 23:25
Replies: 39
Views: 2,473
Posted By hogweed
When I was a salesman back in the 90s, I made a...

When I was a salesman back in the 90s, I made a disproportionate number of rather unnecessary sales calls to Birmingham, and always ate in various Balti houses in Sparkbrook – got quite pally with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2022, 16:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Ummm... let who out of what? You know, I'm sure...

Ummm... let who out of what? You know, I'm sure there was something I was supposed to remember...


If she was still in there now, she'd have drowned :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2022, 09:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By hogweed
Oh, didn't know that... is he one of ours? ...

Oh, didn't know that... is he one of ours?


I've sent James a copy of TOAF :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2022, 22:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By hogweed
No problem, let me know if I can help - I can...

No problem, let me know if I can help - I can send you a zip of TOAF if you decide you want it, then you would need a lead (about a tenner) from eBay, and solder 2 of the pins together.


I know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2022, 18:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By hogweed
TOAF *may* have the facility to disable various...

TOAF *may* have the facility to disable various SRS sensors, to get you through the MOT or whatever.


Mine is a later car, with a different system, for which the TOAF authors released a separate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2022, 16:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Yeah - Capt Tolley hasn't let me down either. I...

Yeah - Capt Tolley hasn't let me down either. I was convinced he had, but the clips are bone dry underneath when heavily watered above.





Absolutely - I think all our cars will do this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2022, 21:00
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By hogweed
A pig, as I said. But doable if you're...

A pig, as I said. But doable if you're determined, and have the time. You'll have the doors off again. There was a guy who would make the cross-body wire & connectors up for members - raistlin, I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2022, 19:12
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By hogweed
What he said... you need a little 2-wire...

What he said... you need a little 2-wire connector to take the power to the passenger side, and a lot of later cars (including mine) didn't have the twin cable which connected the two sides.


The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2022, 16:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Yeah. After several liveral applications of Capt...

Yeah. After several liveral applications of Capt Tolley's, the water's still coming through. It can't be travelling from a different part of the car, as I'm only watering a very small area above the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2022, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Sorry, I can't remember I'm afraid - it was a few...

Sorry, I can't remember I'm afraid - it was a few years ago. But I did it from posts I found here - search for things like "wet boot".


Probbaly somebody will pop along and answer you anyway...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2022, 09:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Heh - good point, just have to hope you're wrong...

Heh - good point, just have to hope you're wrong in this case. but I'm pouring the water from the watering can onto that area, so it can't be too far away... we'll see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2022, 19:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
Thing is, I can't see a gap, even with a...

Thing is, I can't see a gap, even with a magnifying glass :shrug: but that's where it's coming through all right, so we'll see what the Cap'n can do :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2022, 17:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hogweed
So I locked my girlfriend in the boot...

I first cured my wet boot some time around 2012, using Captain Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure (can’t even type that without laughing) on the trim pins, and it was fine for at least a couple of years.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2022, 17:21
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By hogweed
Changed the pollen filter?

Changed the pollen filter?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2022, 00:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,442
Posted By hogweed
Probably 1% chance, but when my man replaced my...

Probably 1% chance, but when my man replaced my clutch he left the wire off the connector on the compressor (at least I think that's where it was...)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2022, 13:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By hogweed
OK just to confirm - disabling either left or...

OK just to confirm - disabling either left or right pretensioner turns the warning light off, as per the series wiring that Russ pointed out.


But I know it's my right one, as the light came on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2022, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By hogweed
My motor was in to have the rear shocks replaced...

My motor was in to have the rear shocks replaced recently, and he said mice had been living in my boot - I can't quite figure out how they got in there, as there's no obvious entry point, and they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 18:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By hogweed
Ha ha, I know... our cars' electronics seem...

Ha ha, I know... our cars' electronics seem fundamentally mysterious :shrug:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2022, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By hogweed
Not sure, but I imagine one of the guys who do it...

Not sure, but I imagine one of the guys who do it (eg BigRuss) could do it by return of post if you didn't mind doing without your car for a couple of days, and sent him the ECM...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 16:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By hogweed
I did, honest guv. I suspect had I selected the...

I did, honest guv. I suspect had I selected the one on the other side it would have had the same effect, but I'm too glad the light's out now to risk it :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By hogweed
Mine passed 2 MOTs with the things in such bad...

Mine passed 2 MOTs with the things in such bad nick they were allowing the wheels to lose alignment, while getting failed on "slight corrosion brakepipe" :duh:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2022, 16:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,340
Posted By hogweed
Haven't smelt it since the 70's :cry:

Haven't smelt it since the 70's :cry:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2022, 12:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By hogweed
Ah, here you go...

Ah, here you go (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_United_Kingdom) :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2022, 12:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By hogweed
The reg no prefixes can cover quite a large area...

The reg no prefixes can cover quite a large area - in the case of R, way beyond Reading. And Writing.


As far as I can remember, there used to be regional DVLA offices or something like that, and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2022, 10:04
Replies: 24
Views: 1,340
Posted By hogweed
My rear o/s door was like this - being a...

My rear o/s door was like this - being a terminally lazy soul, I fired silicon spray in deep by squirting it along the line of the top of the strap, and hoping it found its target... seems to have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 09:42
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
Yeah... when I said "most", I think I was just...

Yeah... when I said "most", I think I was just being careful... I think they all have been done. The car did fail on fron lower arms and bushes a couple of years ago, and the lot were replaced, at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 09:33
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
Cheers for that Alan - as mine's late 2004, it...

Cheers for that Alan - as mine's late 2004, it may have a later rack. I guess I'll just have to drive your nice MG for a week or two to find out :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
Cheers Alan - so is the gearing (right term?)...

Cheers Alan - so is the gearing (right term?) different on the ZT then?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 16:32
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
Hhmmm yeah... think mine does too. I'm...

Hhmmm yeah... think mine does too.


I'm beginning to suspect it's just a "gearing" issue, with the Rover's wheel having to be turned a fair bit more for the same effect :shrug:


Ah well....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 12:54
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
I have indeed Simon ;) about 6 months ago maybe. ...

I have indeed Simon ;) about 6 months ago maybe.


The car isn't wandering or anything like that - it feels more like the steering is connected to the wheels via rubber bands, if you get me... and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 12:22
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By hogweed
Steering vague / play?

The Rover was off the road for a couple of weeks there, so I got quite used to driving the TF every day. Now that the old tractor is back, I notice all the differences… one which is really obvious is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By hogweed
You're quite right, and now I know why I thought...

You're quite right, and now I know why I thought otherwise... the light came on when I slid my seat forwards to accommodate a child seat or something in the back, so I guess unconsciously I knew...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2022, 17:52
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By hogweed
Brother, I feel your pain… Yeah...

Brother, I feel your pain…




Yeah I’ve been retired for 4 years now, and most of the time it suits me fine. Had an M3 before this one. I also have a little TF for when I feel silly…
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 13:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By hogweed
I've just had a thought. The SRS system can...

I've just had a thought. The SRS system can obviously tell one from the other somehow, otherwise how would it identify my driver's one as being at fault?


And if it can tell which is which, can...
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