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Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2022, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By paulh260260
This is another excellent how to from Arctic,...

This is another excellent how to from Arctic, I've needed to remove and refit the panel a few times on my Rovers since the original post and due to this post and Steve's (Arctic) help and guidance at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 19:30
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Russ If I cannot solve this annoying...

Cheers Russ

If I cannot solve this annoying EP fault I suspect I may be travelling over the border to Yorkshire for your help!!!!

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2022, 17:55
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By paulh260260
Swapping out transmission ECU to overcome EP problem??

Guys

I've had an EP problem for a while which comes on as soon as I put in the key however, it goes away with the removal and reinsertion of fuse 4 and the car then drives fine.

Having spent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2022, 16:21
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By paulh260260
Yep Dave and Phil used to work there before it...

Yep Dave and Phil used to work there before it closed, then set up on their own keeping the name.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2022, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By paulh260260
Following... Phil and Dave have been my go...

Following...

Phil and Dave have been my go to guys for the last 11 years of Rover ownership. Do let us know if you make contact.

Cheers
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2022, 00:41
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By paulh260260
Hi It sounds like you only need to replace...

Hi

It sounds like you only need to replace the actuator, there should be no need to remove the door glass, or the outside handle...this thread is the one you want.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 10:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Hmm, not sure I noticed that, I'll have another...

Hmm, not sure I noticed that, I'll have another much closer look later. Thanks for the heads up Glenn

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 22:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Yep it does Steve, close to the bumper and then...

Yep it does Steve, close to the bumper and then back down the wing. I've taken the wheel arch liner out as well as the Air Filter for a proper inspection but no fault found yet.

This could be a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 10:56
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks Simon Well that's a relief that its...

Thanks Simon

Well that's a relief that its unlikely to be the ECM, I'll just have to give it a good visual inspection including checking the C0293 junction box and if I can't find anything obvious...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 18:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Latest TOAF Error Codes

Having checked via TOAF these are the two main engine error codes...

P1646 - ECM- CAN Bus missing node-Transmission Control Module
P1647- ECM- CAN Bus missing node - Instrument Control Pack
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 16:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Strange goings on Andy. The EP display is...

Strange goings on Andy.

The EP display is back along with inoperable tacho and coolant temp display.

Still managed to drive OK, although only around the avenue.

Removed and replaced fuse 4...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 14:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Haven't tried that Andy but as its working is it...

Haven't tried that Andy but as its working is it still worth trying or best left alone now?

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Oh yes!! Now if you've just got that from RAVE...

Oh yes!! Now if you've just got that from RAVE I'm going to have a good look at the disk as it's actually in my laptop anyway ( think it spends most of its life in there!!!)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Simon Funnily enough the tacho and temp...

Hi Simon

Funnily enough the tacho and temp display weren't working, however I've just connected TOAF, scanned the engine then cleared all DTC's and the car is back to normal.

The next...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 20:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
You're right Russ is a maestro and a nice guy but...

You're right Russ is a maestro and a nice guy but as I'm in Emergency Mode I cant get over to him ( even if its only 35 miles away!!!)The M62 is not the ideal road to be schlepping at 10 mph!!!!

I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 19:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By paulh260260
Anyone close to Manchester that can help with an EP problem?

Just started my 04 2.5 Petrol Connie Auto only to get the dreaded EP on the display.

I've disconnected the battery for 15 mins but still the same, I've also checked the plenum and it's bone dry.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2022, 01:27
Replies: 40
Views: 2,561
Posted By paulh260260
If you can get in the boot you can push down the...

If you can get in the boot you can push down the centre armrest by pushing down the red catch at the top back of the armrest.

That will then give you enough space to push an arm through and use a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2022, 21:42
Replies: 37
Views: 2,459
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Rick can you PM me with the order details and...

Hi Rick can you PM me with the order details and I'll get the deposit to you

Cheers


Paul
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2022, 21:52
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By paulh260260
Just done mine on both the Silver Machine and the...

Just done mine on both the Silver Machine and the Green Goddess.

Considering how tightly each part is connected I'm amazed that so much dust can get in to affect the mirrror controls.

Also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2022, 23:22
Replies: 139
Views: 9,042
Posted By paulh260260
What a fantastic gesture Andy, well done mate,...

What a fantastic gesture Andy, well done mate, happy to donate

Keep us posted

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2022, 15:52
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By paulh260260
Ignore that last post!!!

I know I know its meant to be 19 not 20...I don't know what came over me thinking 20 was the right number.

Ignore the thread
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2022, 15:47
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By paulh260260
Strange Goings on with IPK

I have a 52 plate 2.5 V6 petrol connie as well as an 04 version of the same model both of which today have shown some wierd IPK behaviour.

On clicking through to the 20 and waiting for the Log...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2022, 08:27
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Ravinder Yep it a common problem, just...

Hi Ravinder

Yep it a common problem, just needs the contacts cleaning with some electrical contact cleaner. I found this on you tube which covers it all...

https://youtu.be/7RGvGz2P9mo

HTH
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 11:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,163
Posted By paulh260260
This may sound like a stupid suggestion, Paul,...

This may sound like a stupid suggestion, Paul, but have you checked that the plenum is dry?...You've checked so many other areas and still have a problem starting, so perhaps it could be something a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2022, 11:43
Replies: 13,869
Views: 1,524,930
Posted By paulh260260
Plenums..again

Cleaned the plenums on both the Silver Machine and Green Goddess, amazing how quickly they clog up, mind you I have to cope with two twin evils..I live in Rainy Manchester and my avenue is full of...
Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By paulh260260
From inews.com.... "Why is the new strain...

From inews.com....

"Why is the new strain called Omicron?

Omicron is the Greek letter “O”, and is the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet.

The reason such a late letter has been used is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 22:27
Replies: 182
Views: 18,059
Posted By paulh260260
Sounds like I was very unfortunate not to meet...

Sounds like I was very unfortunate not to meet Debs when you dropped off the Green Goddess, Debs sounds like a wonderful lady.

Terrible news Andy, you're in my prayers

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 11:50
Replies: 118
Views: 6,117
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Billy Looking at your photos the drip is...

Hi Billy

Looking at your photos the drip is directly below the engine coolant drain plug, that would be my first port of call, when you refitted it did you add loctite 242 to the first few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 00:00
Replies: 26
Views: 9,942
Posted By paulh260260
Received my calendar today Bob,many thanks. ...

Received my calendar today Bob,many thanks.

Great to see my car featured for September

Paul
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2021, 10:31
Replies: 26
Views: 9,942
Posted By paulh260260
And another thanks from me for choosing my pic of...

And another thanks from me for choosing my pic of the Green Goddess for inclusion in this years (or is it next years) calendar.

I'd love to have got down to the show and pop onto the stand but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 21:44
Replies: 44
Views: 4,912
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Reebs Oops sorry about the omissions...

Hi Reebs

Oops sorry about the omissions especially when this car has had an interesting life....

Its an 04 75 V6 2.5 Auto petrol Connie in British Racing Green.

The car was first registered...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 19:35
Replies: 44
Views: 4,912
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Reebs Just sent my photo Paul

Hi Reebs

Just sent my photo

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 17:05
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By paulh260260
There's text TC and then the no entry sign for...

There's text TC and then the no entry sign for your piccies as follows, maybe worth checking to see if they have gone private for some reason.

It's also happened in a few of your other posts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 13:01
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By paulh260260
I'm having the same problem with TC's posts, as...

I'm having the same problem with TC's posts, as you say just the "no entry" sign. I thought it may be due to the fact I'm still running Win7.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 15:27
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks Guys

Thank for all the replies guys, as I've still got some 10W/40 it seems that will be OK

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 10:18
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By paulh260260
Which is best oil for my needs?

Guys

Hopefully I'm not opening a hornets nest here but, as its the winter service time, and my driving has changed this year, I'm seeking advice on the correct engine oil specifically for my own...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2021, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Chris Can you pinpoint where in the cabin...

Hi Chris

Can you pinpoint where in the cabin the petrol is coming from, if its the rear it may be something as simple as the orange clip on the fuel filter which is under the rear seat on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2021, 23:23
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Josh Firstly you will need to remove the...

Hi Josh

Firstly you will need to remove the fuse cover in the footwell below the glove box, there are two plastic screws at the front and two at the back which are turn and click to remove.

The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2021, 16:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By paulh260260
Hi If you google DMGRS, Rimmers or XPart...

Hi

If you google DMGRS, Rimmers or XPart then you should be able to find each supplier and then search for relevant parts.

If the parts are elusive remember theres an "Items Wanted" sub forum...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 11:33
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By paulh260260
Hi I've used Horners in Swinton for years...

Hi

I've used Horners in Swinton for years both Phil and Dave know their Rovers inside out, they are ex Rover dealer guys.

The number is 0161 793 1831

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2021, 09:18
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By paulh260260
Wheres Fadows...

We seem to be going off track here...

The OP, at a minimum, need to fix the low speed fan so Fadows if you can let us know if it's a three speed or two speed then somebody on here will be able to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 14:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By paulh260260
The first thing I would advise is to switch off...

The first thing I would advise is to switch off the air con and keep it off until the fan is repaired. A failed low speed fan could damage the compressor.

Next we need to determine if you've got a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 12:40
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By paulh260260
You say the garage did a test, do you know what...

You say the garage did a test, do you know what test they did? If they have done a compression test they they should be able to provide you with a print out of the results so you can see for yourself...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 00:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,811
Posted By paulh260260
The head gaskets on the KV6 are normally very...

The head gaskets on the KV6 are normally very stable and failure is very rare, although not impossible, yet we still hear of garages misdiagnosing HGF.

There are many things you can check before...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 20:06
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers John I'll give Damien a call although...

Cheers John

I'll give Damien a call although as per normal in our neck of the woods we've got rain for a week now!!!

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By paulh260260
Ooh yes please mate that would be great ...

Ooh yes please mate that would be great

Thanks
Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 08:35
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By paulh260260
A/C Specialist in Manchester/North West?

Guys

As the title suggest I need someone who can have a look at my cool, rather than cold, A/C based in Manchester or close by.

Its on my 04 2.5 petrol connie

Any recommendations

BTW...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 17:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By paulh260260
Recently gave the neighbour a lift and she was...

Recently gave the neighbour a lift and she was astonished at both the age and look of the car.

"Its like a Rolls" she said ( she does own a Fiesta TBF!) "its mint for a 17 year old car" That's a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 16:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By paulh260260
Not guilty M'lord!!

Not guilty M'lord!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2021, 12:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By paulh260260
I wish that worked for me..since acquiring a...

I wish that worked for me..since acquiring a Racing Green Connie to add to my collection I've discovered it is magnetic...no matter how far away I park it, somebody always seems to park beside it,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2021, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By paulh260260
So does this mean that a badly lined display can...

So does this mean that a badly lined display can be swapped out or is there some intelligence in the display that means the whole unit need virginising (or the eprom swapped out) and T4'd

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 16:50
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Steve Does the car have a sunroof? If so...

Hi Steve

Does the car have a sunroof? If so I'd plump for the front drain tubes leaking and in which case have a good read of this thread, it explains what to do.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2021, 09:35
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By paulh260260
The associated site www.drivedadscar.com also...

The associated site www.drivedadscar.com also looks interesting but definitely makes me feel old. The weren't my dads cars they were mine!!!!

Think that in my diary for a visit once the country...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By paulh260260
I had exactly the same on my Connie and after...

I had exactly the same on my Connie and after weeks dismantling and resealing everything I could think of it still leaked then I applied Captain Tolleys to the seams that go all the way down the boot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2021, 16:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By paulh260260
Excellent resource Colin I've subscribed and and...

Excellent resource Colin I've subscribed and and looking forward to delving further.

Could I make a request maybe?...

There are many many superb How To's on here that have had the piccies...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 19:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Ha Ha was trying to catch you to beep you but...

Ha Ha was trying to catch you to beep you but couldn't navigate through the lorries quickly enough, as my junction was the next one!!

Thanks for coming across mate, much appreciated!!

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 19:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Andy Had plenty of pain with cuts and...

Cheers Andy

Had plenty of pain with cuts and scratches but all good now Lee T came over from Liverpool and showed me just how easy it was once I knew how to do it!!!!

Removed the actuator from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Lee I've given up for a while as I've got...

Hi Lee

I've given up for a while as I've got a gash in my arm from fiddling with this thing.

Still confused as to which bar is which and which clip is which.

The first bar you mention..is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 10:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Still struggling

I'm sure when I figure out how to remove this thing it will be easy the next time however after an hour on and off ,pushing and pulling the handle control rod and still I can't get anything to to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 15:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Lee

Cheers Lee
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 15:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers So what is the actuator and where is...

Cheers

So what is the actuator and where is it? I'm guessing from the comments about elastoplasts it's difficult to get at!!

Is it the item that seems to be behind the metal of the door and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 12:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By paulh260260
Key fob not opening passenger door but locking it

Guys

As the title says my keyfob opens all doors on my '04 pre-facelift connie, except the passenger door although it does close and lock it.

The passenger door does not respond to the buttons...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 15:20
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers for the replies guys I've now ordered one ...

Cheers for the replies guys I've now ordered one

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By paulh260260
Is this the correct TOAF interface cable?

Guys

There seems to be a plethopra of Vag Com cables available online so is this the correct one for TOAF ( I am assuming pins 7 &8 will need connecting)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2021, 12:14
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By paulh260260
Identifying the correct fuse

Guys

A few days ago a passenger opened the passenger door just as I pipped the key fob, the result was the alarm went off, I had to turn the engine on to reset it.

I thought nothing more of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2021, 21:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Bill Unfortunately the temp gauge is...

Hi Bill

Unfortunately the temp gauge is notoriously unreliable and often only goes beyond 9 o'clock when its too late.

Its better to check the temp via the ipk display on the dash

Press the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 15:10
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for that Simon

Thanks for that Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 14:13
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Typhoon, yep I can see exactly where you...

Cheers Typhoon, yep I can see exactly where you mean and thanks for the link to the items.

BTW why do you prefer this method as opposed to the connection at the oil cooler, is it to avoid leaving...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 12:49
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By paulh260260
Bypassing Oil Cooler advice required

Guys

In an attempt to eliminate coolant flow problems I'm going to bypass the oil cooler but I need some help.

Its the cooler in the front of the engine so removing the coolant hoses should be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 12:34
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Great minds think alike Simon, I've just crawled...

Great minds think alike Simon, I've just crawled out from under the car and the good news is the Oil cooler is the version on the front of the engine, so easy to access the coolant pipes.

Still...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 12:21
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Very Good...As a Lancastrian I still need to bone...

Very Good...As a Lancastrian I still need to bone up more on Yorkshire humour :} :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2021, 08:13
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Wow, thanks for such a detailed and thought out...

Wow, thanks for such a detailed and thought out post Ducati, although i think I've already concluded that a HGF is most likely.

The garage I use are ex Rover guys, I've used them for over 10...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 23:48
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Yep Dave I think we've concluded its the HGF but...

Yep Dave I think we've concluded its the HGF but you're right I need to bypass the oil cooler to prove or disprove a blockage causing lack of flow around the rad, after all no point in lobbing in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 22:04
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Following T cuts advice can eliminate the cooler...

Following T cuts advice can eliminate the cooler from your list of potential problems
He is asking you to bypass the cooler for that reason to check the cooler for a blockage
Oil and water are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 21:24
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for all your advice Simon, much...

Thanks for all your advice Simon, much appreciated ( The same goes to Tcut also ).

At least we've done as much as possible to eliminate everything we could before coming to the dreaded head gasket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 21:01
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
[QUOTE=SD1too;2874599]That's a very relevant...

[QUOTE=SD1too;2874599]That's a very relevant question Paul. Disconnect one of the coolant hoses first and try to catch the water in a bowl. Does it have oil in it? If it doesn't, then I would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 17:55
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks TC Do I need to drain the oil as...

Thanks TC

Do I need to drain the oil as well as the coolant prior to bypassing the oil cooler.

Cheers.

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 16:56
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers TC Sounds like a whole host of...

Cheers TC

Sounds like a whole host of problems, the oil cooler and thermos whilst costly to repair, are at least solvable. However its becoming more likely that there is a more serious problem...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 15:02
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Simon Update on a few things 1....

Hi Simon

Update on a few things

1. Crackle test

The oil immediately starts to smoke as it heated up then there is definite and clear crackling as the water boils off.

2 Pressure test...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 08:35
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Ah right, different terminology threw me there!!!...

Ah right, different terminology threw me there!!!

There's not a spot of mayo in the expansion tank, it was the oil cap and cylinder that looked like a mayo factory.

Does this now suggest that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 08:20
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Exactly my thoughts Simon, just have to figure...

Exactly my thoughts Simon, just have to figure out how to do it now!!!

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 23:33
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Hi TC I've found some plastic hose...

Hi TC

I've found some plastic hose connectors that are 32mm OD so should fit into these hoses, however the ID is 26mm and they are 90mm long will the reduction in bore have any effect on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 23:06
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
I hope not TC, replacing the radiator on a car...

I hope not TC, replacing the radiator on a car with A/C sounds a pain ( referencing Haynes and RAVE), hopefully its just a blockage that can be cleared.

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 23:00
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks TC So what about the ports that...

Thanks TC

So what about the ports that become empty do they need covering or not?

Cheers

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 20:38
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Hi TC Just done a little more research on...

Hi TC

Just done a little more research on the Oil cooler and from what I've gleaned I think bypassing is a case of unclipping the coolant hoses joining them together and then presumably blanking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 19:20
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Yep already spent a few hours at the beginning of...

Yep already spent a few hours at the beginning of this problem looking for some more instructions but to no avail other than "swap pipes" or "bypass the cooler".

Worryingly the Haynes manual as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 19:15
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Posted By paulh260260
So does it look like HGF could be now more likely...

So does it look like HGF could be now more likely ?

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 17:10
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Posted By paulh260260
It was changed a year ago although there has been...

It was changed a year ago although there has been a lot of short journeys over the last year so hopefully that's the reason for the colour.

The surface has just started to go a little milky as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 17:01
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Thanks TC Bypassing the oil cooler seems to...

Thanks TC

Bypassing the oil cooler seems to be something that should be done but I'm not sure how to do this specifically.

Is there a detailed how to anywhere ( I cant find one and I've...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 15:57
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Update...Colour of drained oil

I've flushed the engine with Wynns and drained and replaced the oil however the old oil looks worrying.

As you can see from the photo its a milky chocolate colour and pretty emulsified

Can we...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 15:51
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Hi Ducatti Yep it was run to opening temp,...

Hi Ducatti

Yep it was run to opening temp, the top hose started getting hot at around 88 degrees.

I ran it for about 15 minutes by which time it was at 102 degrees so I switched off.

I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 15:29
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Simon Yep I did everything exactly as...

Cheers Simon

Yep I did everything exactly as per procedure, cylinder block plug removed, bottom hose removed ,header tank raised ( I don't think I'd dare come back to you if I hadn't followed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2021, 11:50
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Following yesterdays coolant refill, and now the...

Following yesterdays coolant refill, and now the car is up on ramps I've had a good feel of the hoses and rad.

The bottom hose as well as the bottom of the rad is cold, so clearly a blockage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2021, 15:44
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Ha, that's brilliant Vitesse, although with my...

Ha, that's brilliant Vitesse, although with my luck I'd set fire to the car:}

I've finally managed to free it using a box spanner, took 45m minutes using all sorts of different tools though!!!
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2021, 13:28
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
***Update*** I've now drained and flushed...

***Update***

I've now drained and flushed the coolant but I now cannot remove the bleed screw.

No matter how many time I try its stuck fast , I can only think I tightened it too much the last...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 18:20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,638
Posted By paulh260260
I have the same problem with my 02 Connie, I...

I have the same problem with my 02 Connie, I understand its just a glitch in the software and happens when you start her up quickly. If it bothers you try waiting for 5 seconds after turning the key...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 11:39
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Yep Simon there is gurgling occasionally not...

Yep Simon there is gurgling occasionally not every time though, I suppose it depends on how long it has run for. Once I've drained it I'll report back.

BTW cant remember if we concluded that just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2021, 10:18
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Well I've braved the howling wind and rain here...

Well I've braved the howling wind and rain here in Manchester to see if there is a flow from the bleed tube and pin hole and there isn't. I checked it from cold for about 1 minute on idle until the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 23:14
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Simon Yep I haven't drained it yet as...

Cheers Simon

Yep I haven't drained it yet as I want to do both the oil and coolant at the same time (but separately) whilst I'm under the car...I must do that next ( once the sump plug washer...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 23:07
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Trikey So based on my opening...

Cheers Trikey

So based on my opening description where do you think i'm going wrong to have to do this for a fourth time ( want to avoid getting it wrong yet again!!)

Cheers

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 15:57
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Yep TC that was the opening post. I think...

Yep TC that was the opening post.

I think I'm following it to the letter, the opening post explain my steps.

What has me stumped is the fact that there is flowing, almost gushing, coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 15:25
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Well it was definitely slight after the fast...

Well it was definitely slight after the fast test. I have just done a longer fast test for about 100 seconds until she hit 60 degrees and there is hardly any escape of air.

What I did notice on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 11:38
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Tried the fast test as suggested and on releasing...

Tried the fast test as suggested and on releasing the header tank cap there is a slight hiss of gas following the fast test.

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2021, 22:15
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Thank TC Ill give that a go tomorrow morning and...

Thank TC Ill give that a go tomorrow morning and report back

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2021, 12:46
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
Ive checked again this morning and it definitely...

Ive checked again this morning and it definitely sounds like air being pushed out rather than being drawn in
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 16:07
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
You're right trikey but I don't think it'd meant...

You're right trikey but I don't think it'd meant to gush out immediately

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 16:01
Replies: 54
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Posted By paulh260260
I see you've spotted my deliberate error Simon, I...

I see you've spotted my deliberate error Simon, I did of course mean the bottom hose for the bleed screw ( now corrected!)


It's the IMMEDIATE flowing of the coolant that concerns me,, that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd March 2021, 14:40
Replies: 54
Views: 3,471
Posted By paulh260260
Coolant Bleeding problem on KV6

Guys

Following on from my post about overheating I've now bled my coolant three times and yet again, after cooling overnight I still get a hiss when removing the header tank cap, or just loosening...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2021, 11:54
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Wow, what a difference i'll be delighted if thats...

Wow, what a difference i'll be delighted if thats the result of my flush and change
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 22:19
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for all the replies guys, you've put my...

Thanks for all the replies guys, you've put my mind at rest I think.

Still got to flush it and change the oil and I'll also swap out the VIS motors then check again and hopefully it will sound...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 21:03
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Oh no not something else, Stocktake swapped out...

Oh no not something else, Stocktake swapped out VIS motors on my old car last year so I might swap then out and see if it makes a difference.

If not the problem are really mounting on this car
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 19:47
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Posted By paulh260260
Thanks cliff I thought it sounded like a bit of...

Thanks cliff I thought it sounded like a bit of piston slap tbh, something that a good flush and oil change would improve. (thats planned next )
maybe im just getting paranoid after the failed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 18:53
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Oops, now changed, thanks Cliff

Oops, now changed, thanks Cliff
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2021, 17:44
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Posted By paulh260260
***Update*** I've managed to record the...

***Update***

I've managed to record the engine noise when idling having just warmed up heres the you tube link

https://youtu.be/v23gdDYDxus

Does this sound healthy? if not does it suggest...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 13:58
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
That brilliant Clinte thanks, Ill give Paul a...

That brilliant Clinte thanks, Ill give Paul a call

Paul
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 11:37
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for that Trikey Also... I've...

Thanks for that Trikey

Also...

I've just been out to give her a turn over and there was not a sniff of exhaust gas on the header cap or in the header tank, either when cold or after a 10 minute...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2021, 08:45
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
I've spent a few hours researching compression...

I've spent a few hours researching compression testers as well as the combustion leak tester kits and I am now totally confused.

I know each perform differently but both claim to test and check...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 20:53
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks Ched Yep the oil cooler bypass is on...

Thanks Ched

Yep the oil cooler bypass is on my list of things to try, however whilst i know what is involved I don't know the specifics like what do I use to connect the two pipes to create the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 20:14
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Yes I have, plenty of it

Yes I have, plenty of it
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 18:19
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Posted By paulh260260
Hi Simon To answer a few of your queries...

Hi Simon

To answer a few of your queries first...

I didn't see any white smoke myself other than that which id expect on a cold morning. I did see lots of white smoke when i bled the coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 17:50
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Chris Whats the best compression...

Cheers Chris

Whats the best compression tester to get? Ive looked on e-bay and its given me a headache (1038 under engine compression testers!!!)

Also if I test the cylinders ( all 6 as you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 16:45
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Cliff They also said it was blowing...

Cheers Cliff

They also said it was blowing out loads of white smoke and coupled with the mayo/ chocolate sauce on the dipstick came to the conclusion that HGF was favourite with added issue of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 15:20
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
***Update Bad News*** I've just come off the...

***Update Bad News***

I've just come off the phone to my mechanic and he tells me its definately the Head Gasket, there is a lot of smoke from the exhaust and the engine is making noises that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2021, 10:43
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Simon that another place for me to check...

Cheers Simon that another place for me to check if the mechanic comes back and confirms HGF, makes you wonder how many cars will have such blockages due to the changing driving habits this last year.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 21:25
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Actually the garage is run by one old hand and a...

Actually the garage is run by one old hand and a younger guy so take your pick!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 20:27
Replies: 24
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers TC that great info, The cars at the garage...

Cheers TC that great info, The cars at the garage diagnosing the trouble so I cant check the holes in the header tank. Hopefully the garages compression test will show no problem with the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 19:19
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Sounds like its not such a hard job this oil...

Sounds like its not such a hard job this oil cooler bypass then...I might be spending even more time on here then!!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 16:21
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
I'm only relying on the mechanic to check out the...

I'm only relying on the mechanic to check out the fault, if he does say it's the head gasket I will be back on here for more advice!

As I've said all the posts I've read so far 're the oil cooler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 15:03
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Simon Hmm I did clearly explain that...

Cheers Simon

Hmm I did clearly explain that my trips whist having no low speed fan were stop start in the hope that he would at least suggest it might just need flushing and an oil change but the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 14:09
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
I've been thinking of that Dave but as its pre...

I've been thinking of that Dave but as its pre facelift model apparently it is is beyond the DIYer based on my reading of these forums as the pipes are almost inaccessible without a post lift.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 13:59
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
I must admit I was surprised at how quickly HGF...

I must admit I was surprised at how quickly HGF was suggested given that my mechanic is an experienced Rover Man...lets wait and see what happens!!

BTW did you have the mayo problem as well and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 11:59
Replies: 75
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Posted By paulh260260
I've asked them to test everything and as they...

I've asked them to test everything and as they are ex Rover mechanics I'm hoping the will do them all correctly.

When i simply sniffed under the oil filler cap and also the bottom of the dipstick ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2021, 11:12
Replies: 75
Views: 4,545
Posted By paulh260260
KV6 HGF...worth repairing??

Guys

Following on from my post about overheating and Mayo under the oil cap, I've taken my 02 2.5 V6 petrol connie to the local Rover specialist garage who have immediately told me its likely to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2021, 12:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
***Update*** I've now driven to the shops...

***Update***

I've now driven to the shops and back, stop start most of the 3 miles, and as I was reversing into my drive the temp on the IPK hit 107 degrees.

I've once again checked the hoses...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 22:20
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Hi Simon Maybe the fact that it is idling...

Hi Simon

Maybe the fact that it is idling might be giving false "readings" I have a very short journey to make tomorrow morning let me try the hoses when I finish the journey maybe they will be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 16:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Cheers Simon. Right I've had another prod...

Cheers Simon.

Right I've had another prod around and as you say I may have been giving slightly confusing or wrong info so here's the latest...

The top hose does indeed get warm, however it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 13:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
No mayo in header tank but plenty under oil...

No mayo in header tank but plenty under oil filler cap. The oil on the dipstick is dark brown when wiped on a paper towel and has a very strong smell of exhaust gas...this doesn't look good to me!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
A bit of an update I undid the header talk...

A bit of an update

I undid the header talk cap this morning as she had stood overnight and there was a very small release of pressure but no noticeable smell of exhaust gasses,could that suggest...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2021, 00:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
That's a good point TC, how can I tell if the...

That's a good point TC, how can I tell if the high speed fan is working?... is there a specific change of sound at a certain temp if so what temp should the high speed kick in?

If the high speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 19:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Many thanks for that detailed reply im hoping...

Many thanks for that detailed reply im hoping that the age of the thermostat means it's simply failing and needs replacing.
As for the overheating I think will take it to horners for a check over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 16:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
If the pressure cap is faulty could that cause...

If the pressure cap is faulty could that cause overheating?
I've got a spare, maybe I'll swap them out and see what happens
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 15:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Vent?do you mean what Haynes refer to as the...

Vent?do you mean what Haynes refer to as the bleed hose?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 14:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
I must admit to overfilling the header to avoid...

I must admit to overfilling the header to avoid losing too much coolant while the low speed fan was inoperable.what if any damage could that cause?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 14:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for that Yep there has been a hissing...

Thanks for that

Yep there has been a hissing when I opened the header cap but I put that down to an airlock whilst it was running without the fan and being topped up. I bled her yesterday and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 13:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By paulh260260
Overheating?

Guys

Just swapped out a failed three speed fan for a two speed with gold resistor it passed the demist test and road test kicking in at 100 degrees however...

On a road test today around the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2020, 22:37
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
Posted By paulh260260
:laugh: :laugh:

:laugh: :laugh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 19:59
Replies: 20
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Posted By paulh260260
Ha Ha I wondered how long it would take for a...

Ha Ha I wondered how long it would take for a response like that!!!Must get my garage cleared so I can get some dry space!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2020, 12:52
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
Posted By paulh260260
Thanks for all your input guys. It seems that the...

Thanks for all your input guys. It seems that the fastener isn't critical so once it stop raining here in Manchester Ill get the drill out and try to remove it that way.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2020, 21:31
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
Posted By paulh260260
Are you talking about the bolt? that is 10mm and...

Are you talking about the bolt? that is 10mm and is easy to remove.

The screw appears to be torx and certainly nowhere near 10mm. I think they are T10 that have been chewed up, so 2.74mm!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2020, 15:19
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
Posted By paulh260260
Should have mentioned ive tried that but as you...

Should have mentioned ive tried that but as you guessed not enough grip.
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