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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th July 2022, 21:20
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By frankgoldstar
Spotted an immaculate looking 75 for sale

Dear All, as the title says, I saw what looks to be a mint 75 V6 auto connie tourer for sale in Blackpool Lancashire.

It is on facebook market place and as far as photos can tell a tale, it is in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 15:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks once again to Arctic

[QUOTE=Arctic;2762025]How to remove the front wing with the bumper still attached.

Many thanks again for that procedure. The rust bug has finally eaten through the repeater mounting area, so the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 15:24
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By frankgoldstar
Many thanks for that. I got it from the link and...

Many thanks for that. I got it from the link and printed it out in a pdf. Too hot to start today it must be said!


Best, Frank B
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 19:41
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By frankgoldstar
I am sure Arctic is working his way through as...

I am sure Arctic is working his way through as fast as he can, but as I have the big Rover publication I can use that and not bother him. I will have wear two sets of specs to see the text and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 18:40
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks

Dear Steve,
thanks for the swift reply. I will pull out the telephone book size Rover manual and do the job from that. I prefer to use any proc by Arctic as he makes any job a 1000 times easier than...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 18:10
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By frankgoldstar
Front wing replacement

Dear All, I know the sainted Arctic did one of his brilliant how-to posts for replacing the wing without removing the front bumper, but the photos have been replaced by a graphic saying the photos...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2022, 19:07
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By frankgoldstar
Deffo Big Russ!

Big Russ will sort you out no problem - and probably ask you if you want any number of other things doing, like one touch up and down windows and that kind of thing etc. He may also tell you if you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 00:09
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Spot on

Dear TC, thanks for the info. It gives me a pretty small area to search for a gubbins on a clip. Not a clue what it looks like, but it will have wires and a connector, so that should narrow it down a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 20:27
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks for the reply. That is what I had hoped...

Thanks for the reply. That is what I had hoped for, but as I know the sunload sensor is used as part of the control electronics for the climate control type of heating, I expected it to take note of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 20:23
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks for the reply. It makes sense that if the...

Thanks for the reply. It makes sense that if the sensor thinks it is 90+ outside, it would factor that in with the sunload sensor input.

I am hopeful I just screwed the cable/connector when I hit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Instrument cluster temperature reading

Dear All,

for some time the instrument cluster temperature digital gauge on my CDTi Connie SE has been reading really high. It does give different readings, but they are insane.

So the thrust...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2021, 00:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
I tried to send you a PM

As the title says, I tried to send you a PM, but the interface said your inbox was full, and could not accept a message until you had cleared some out.

"75 car girl has exceeded their stored...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 23:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
ICE - further to my post

Thanks for trying to help. I have replied to Stewart now, although it must be said my reply was very late. I have other things going on, so did not check often when there appeared to be so very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th August 2021, 23:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
ICE. Thanks

Dear Smudge, thanks for the info. I gave up with the head in the dash, as it seemed so simple from the instructions, but did not move. I did not then go as far as trying to remove the CD.

Sorry...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2021, 00:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
Sorry for the late reply

Dear Stewart, apologies for not replying sooner. I think you are a bit far away to take advantage, but just in case something could be worked out - The ICE is from a 54 plate CDTI connie SE. It has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 00:46
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By frankgoldstar
EU block exemption regulations

For the sake of brevity, the EU laws allow car and other manufacturers to create authorised repair networks - "so long as the do not restrict competition". They also state that manufacturers must...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd July 2021, 00:16
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By frankgoldstar
Another hoax

We have been told many times we have left the EU and can do anything we want as a "third country" The UK is not subject to the EU court of justice, and the ruling party is supreme. Any party with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd July 2021, 23:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks

Dear Smudge, the only pain is it is no good taking it out if nobody wants it. I have been falling over the TV radio etc., stuff from the boot for over two years now, and they and the other bits...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st July 2021, 23:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By frankgoldstar
Free Rover ICE

Dear All, I offered the original TV/radio/CD etc equipment from my 75 connie for free around three years ago. Cutting long short, the owner who wanted to take them never made it, not helped by me...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2021, 00:08
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By frankgoldstar
I tried to correct myself earlier, but could not...

I tried to correct myself earlier, but could not get the photos I took of what turned out to be a solid plastic thing joining the two rubber pipes off my phone.

As usual, Artic has already got...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 23:00
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By frankgoldstar
Broken pipe

Deffo not an FBH fuel feed on my 54 plate, project Drive saw to that :(

And as it is under the rear passenger door on the OS, I cannot think why it would be water related.

As I noted, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 21:31
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By frankgoldstar
Broken pipe

I know it is likely I will have to jack up the car to find out where the pipe runs to and from, but thought maybe somebody had seen this before.

I looked at my pukka (telephone book size) Rover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By frankgoldstar
Broken pipe

After a late shopping trip, my wife reported a broken pipe dangling from the underside of our 54 plate 75 CDTI.

The curious thing is she started the car in the car park, tested the brakes and then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2020, 16:23
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Mike, many thanks for the information. Seems...

Dear Mike, many thanks for the information. Seems a NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- stupid way of doing things, but hey ho, it is what it is.

Lord...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2020, 12:54
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By frankgoldstar
CDTI Aux belt tensioner will not move

My crank pulley went, so I prepared to change it. I have the right pulley, having done this on my previous 75's. However, the aux belt tensioner will not release. The centre 24mm nut rotates, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 00:20
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By frankgoldstar
Door problem solved - for now

Anyone who has followed this post will know I wanted the photos that Arctic did on sorting the door lock cable end.

I had a go at the lock, looking at the broken cable end and re-reading the how...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks

I did think about that, but as I am useless with the computer and the website, I passed on it.

I will look at the problem today, and if I get stuck, tyr to get hold of Arctic. He is a wonder at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks for the help

Many thanks for the info. I will be having a go at this today. I did not realise things were so complicated, so the photos may show if anything has dropped off!

Best wishes, Frank
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 22:30
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By frankgoldstar
Door lock problems

I posted a thread with a title about an old Arctic post on fixing the door pull cable, asking if any one has the photos from his how to. As it has now had over 90 views, but zero replies, I thought I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2019, 15:54
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By frankgoldstar
Arctic's door handle cable fix

As my drivers door handle went floppy when my wife pulled it (oh er, missus) I went looking for the excellent write up Artic did on sorting the cable end.

However, the photos are missing, which is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 18:38
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By frankgoldstar
[QUOTE=Teflon;2711608]Should the unthinkable ever...

[QUOTE=Teflon;2711608]Should the unthinkable ever happen and my Baby met her end, I may just have found a possible replacement. It won't be to everyones taste, but I really like it - it puts me in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2019, 12:53
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Trikey, a couple of members have...

Dear Trikey,

a couple of members have already contacted me. As one seems to be local and wants the lot, they are welcome.

Happy Rovering

Best wishes, Frank
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2019, 00:22
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By frankgoldstar
Free original in-car entertainment

Anybody near Manchester who wants the ICE from a 54 plate conny?

I believe it to be a high line sat-nav with TV.

There is the in-dashboard head with screen, cassette, CD unit and radio unit in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2018, 15:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By frankgoldstar
Angry Vaseline

Dear Brian,

I cannot find my tub of vaseline at the moment, and the embarrassment resulting from buying a big tub of it (and nothing else)in a Tesco store populated by pensioners, is still with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 17:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fixed - basics 1, plonker 0

Once again, thanks to you wonderful people who posted to help me.

As you all expected, while there was no visible corrosion and the battery terminals were tight to finger pressure, they were the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 15:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By frankgoldstar
Loss of electrical power

Many thanks for the replies guys. I would normally have done the battery terminal, fuses and loose wires before posting.

However, as the car is in a supermarket car park a mile away, once I had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 15:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By frankgoldstar
Diesel lost all electrical power

I went to my 55 plate CDTI this morning and shoved the key in and turned.
Nothing, no lights, no IPK. Pish. My initial thoughts were the battery must have commited suicide at the first breathe of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By frankgoldstar
Chalk marks

Kwil, you are a braver man than me.

As I was clueless about the real cause of the "owl spotting headlamps" as one member put it, I decided to chicken out and let somebody do it.

As a bloke who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 16:48
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By frankgoldstar
JeffD's door actuator post - missing photos

JeffD did a post on replacing the door lock actuator on a 75. He posted photos on Photobucket, but as we all know, PB then demanded money and Jeff rightly told PB go away, or something like go way.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 15:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By frankgoldstar
HID headlamp aim sorted

thanks to T-Cut and the others who posted trying to help me out.

As the MOT is due and work commitments mean I will not get much chance to do anything before taking it in, I decided to do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 13:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By frankgoldstar
HID Headlamps too high

thanks to suzablu for the illustration. I have seen that during my searches and it seems to imply the sensor arms are correct. I know for certain the front one is.

However, as the self leveling...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2018, 12:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By frankgoldstar
Self leveling problem - too high

I appear to have the reverse of the usual HID self adjustment problem.

When I fixed the non-adjustment recently, which was due to the front level sensors being shot, they started the level dance,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2018, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By frankgoldstar
Self levelling headlamp sensor link - successful replacement that will not bend.

Having found on the club website that my facelift 75 connie saloon had self levelling headlights and that the mechanical links between the level sensing switch and suspension need checking, I had a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2018, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear T-cut, thanks for that knowledge. ...

Dear T-cut,

thanks for that knowledge.

I would never have thought it was anything other than a lump of rubber, but your answer surprised me.

Thanks for the link too. Most helpful.

I try...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2018, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By frankgoldstar
Good to hear that Simon. I also forgot to add...

Good to hear that Simon. I also forgot to add that I fabbed up and machined a locking mechanism for the pulley.

This is probably beyond the facilities of most owners, but I was stuck in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 19:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, I have posted on this topic...

Dear Simon,

I have posted on this topic before, but if it helps anyone, I hope my comments will be read.

I could not move my crank pulley bolt with an impact wrench. So I did what many people...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2018, 18:48
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By frankgoldstar
Xenon self leveling questions

After finding out that my factory fitted Xenon equipped car had a self leveling function, I checked some of the posts and saw the mess some owners had found the control arms in. Sure enough, mine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2018, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks

Dear 75 driver,

thanks for the photo and damper identification.

I have just got home, so can now check the dampers quickly at least. The dampers have a label showing AK, which is puzzling me a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2018, 15:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By frankgoldstar
Rear Shocks

Dear 75driver,

many thanks for the reply.

If you can find the photo of your 05 diesel dampers it would be of very great use to me.

I am still stuck on site in parts foreign, so looking at my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2018, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks

Dear 75driver,

thanks for the reply and photo. Is your new baby a facelift like mine?

This car is on a 54 plate and knowing how Rover rang the changes over the years, a date for the G shocks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2018, 03:16
Replies: 112
Views: 31,169
Posted By frankgoldstar
Yikes!

I read the posts with an swinging jaw. I chickened out of changing the alternator, never mind changing the brushes in-situ.

Any chance of decorating my hall for me - through the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2018, 03:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By frankgoldstar
Rear Damper identification

Dear All,

Does any one know the correct part number/letter designation for the rear dampers on a 75 conny CDTI diesel saloon on a 54 plate?

I know there is supposed to be a sticker under the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2018, 23:48
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By frankgoldstar
Developments - rain sensor and autodim mirror

Dear All,

I see there have been many discussions on this subject.

I said I would add a post if there were any merit in doing so and it is as usual, both an observation or two and a question or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2018, 13:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks to all reponders

Thanks for the advice. I did read one proc on the autodim/rain sensor swap and many related posts.

However, I shot myself in the foot by thinking it looked so simple I could remove the mirror in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2018, 19:43
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By frankgoldstar
Autodim mirror and rain sensor

Dear All,

just looking for a bit of advice from all you gurus out there.

I have two 75's at the moment and want to swap the autodim and rain sensor off my old 52 connie SE on to the newer 54...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2018, 14:26
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By frankgoldstar
Big thanks toDiscount MG and Rover Spares

A bit late with this, but a big thanks for Matty Price at DMGRS who very recently supplied some of his reliable parts to me in record time, as usual.

I have stopped dealing with any of the cowboys...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2017, 22:40
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By frankgoldstar
Wink Thanks for the info and especially the useful photos

As the heading says, many thanks.

I have not had chance to look at the old car as the new one has been giving me the bends with pleas for attention.

I like the photos posted, mainly because...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2017, 23:13
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By frankgoldstar
Where does the rear brake pad sensor cable live?

My question to the assembled gods of Rover owners is, Where does the rear brake pad sensor cable enter the car body proper?

that is, I have the brake pad wear icon up on the screen, but cannot...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 4th October 2017, 22:53
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks to coolcat, smudge.g and radio guy

Many thanks for the guiding hand guys.

I have read many of the posts with little understanding.

WINCE, Navall, Android etc., I thought I was trying to learn a different language.

I will have...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd October 2017, 23:26
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By frankgoldstar
No replies - am I that cretinous, being so out of date in tech?

Dear all,

go on, if it merits it - tell me the answers to my questions about ICE were so obvious, nobody felt moved to tell me that!

Signed, one technophobic old tosspot
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 1st October 2017, 22:45
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By frankgoldstar
Oops

My post should have read 54. Sorry, now you see why I need help!

Best wishes, Frank B
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 1st October 2017, 22:42
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By frankgoldstar
Advice wanted on Hi-line replacement please

As a tech dumbo, can somebody suggest a replacement for my dead Hi-line?

I have with great interest (but little understanding) been following the posts about the cheap units from China, with smart...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2017, 00:42
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By frankgoldstar
ABS problem solved

Dear All,

been a thicko again.

Took my 75 to my tyre bods and the guy took one look at the tyres and told me the front and rear were different diameters.

I had a look at them when I got the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2017, 22:36
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By frankgoldstar
Same problem

My old 75 CDT has the same problem-ish.

When it goes, it goes very well, but it has fits of the blues where it can be a bit embarrassing.

The problem is the completely random form it takes. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2017, 00:18
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Jules, sound advice as usual. I...

Dear Jules,

sound advice as usual.

I briefly tried a generic code reader that was supposed to read all VAG/BMW etc., codes, but it did not connect.

As I am away working from next weekend for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2017, 13:08
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By frankgoldstar
ABS light still came on

As noted in a previous post, the rear N/S tyre was somewhat flat, so after pumping it up, I confidently set off,

After about 10 mins on the motorway, back comes the ABS and Brake warning lights.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2017, 23:16
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By frankgoldstar
Good call

Dear Davy,

I have only had the car for a couple of weeks, pumping up the tyres after I picked it up, as the nearside rear looked a bit flat.

Checking the tyres after looking at your post, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2017, 19:02
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By frankgoldstar
ABS light comes on at speed

as above, my ABS light comes on during the self test, goes out and stays out until I get on the motorway.

It says ABS fault on the IPK and the warning lamp below comes on. Most of the time, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2017, 21:08
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By frankgoldstar
Radiator weep after fan failure and overheating

Dear All,

some of you may have seen my posts about blundering through a fan change.

For all my sins, I was ably and generously supported by SD1Too (Simon, Arctic and Jules, among other, who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2017, 21:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fan replacement woes - sorted. Many thanks

Dear All,

many thanks to all of you who gave me more help and encouragement than I could have hoped for.

I said I would do a wrap up post to see if there is anything in this tale that might...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2017, 00:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Arctic, thanks for the post and...

Dear Arctic,

thanks for the post and encouragement.

I had already emailed Jules for a resistor, so I had better go with that option.

I had changed the "old" control box over to the "new"...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 22:15
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Mea culpa

Dear Simon, there is no way to say this, other than I screwed up.

Cutting a long story short, I followed the procedures you and Arctic etc., gave me and as a lot of the results made little sense...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 18:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, thanks for the guiding hand on...

Dear Simon,

thanks for the guiding hand on the image posting.

I have uploaded the "new" CDTI wiring arrangement.

Now it has stopped raining for a little while, I went and had a look at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 15:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Wiring iimages

I have tried to add the images of the wiring, but it does not seem to work.

I copied the link address and entered the URL in the paste image pop-up, but it still does not work.

What am I doing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 15:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Arctic, thanks for the information. ...

Dear Arctic,

thanks for the information.

I am still getting to grips with how all this posting of images thing works, so I keep screwing up.

I will try again.

I did actually coat the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 13:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
I believe I now have the correct wiring for both...

I believe I now have the correct wiring for both old (CDT) and new (CDTI) fan control in these images.

Many apologies for the earlier mistakes.


"New" CDTI fan and control wiring
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 12:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, thanks for the testing...

Dear Simon,

thanks for the testing procedure.

It is not really possible to do it just at the moment as the car is in the open and, this being Manchester, it has been grey, gloomy and raining...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 11:34
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, I do have a DVM, which is where...

Dear Simon,

I do have a DVM, which is where the equipment becomes more comprehensive that the understanding.

As soon as I plugged the "new" fan assembly in, I ran the voltmeter round the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2017, 00:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Arctic, no fuses have been removed and...

Dear Arctic,

no fuses have been removed and all were intact and passed 12.

Part of my confusion stemmed from the fact I had lots of 12v in the control box - and no idea what it all meant.

As...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 23:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fan replacement wiring

Dear Arctic,

boy, am I glad you came to this party!

I have tried to correlate the photos you have posted on diesel fan replacement with the replacement fan I have.

I think it may simply be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 22:47
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fan replacement wiring - images, hopefully

I am trying again to add images that may explain fan wiring issues.

The links worked when I copied and pasted them into a browser.

Please let this old steam powered curmudgeon know if you can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 22:37
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Missing pics

Dear Tony,

I thought I had sorted this because when I click on the facebook links, the images come up.

I clicked on the links in the reply post from you, but they did not work.

As a senior...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 21:01
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
And hopefully the images

New CDTI wiring - I hope

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=100473133925019&set=a.100113340627665.1073741826.100018869970030&type=3

Old wiring
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 20:14
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fan and control box wiring

Dear All,

and this time the right version of the "new" CDTI fan control box and wiring.

And a correct description, I hope. I have been chewing at this now for some days and get more confused...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 19:22
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, thanks for the continuing help. ...

Dear Simon,

thanks for the continuing help.

I could have phrased it better, but the old control box is the one with four connectors on the PCB.

The "new" i.e. the one I am trying to fit only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 14:36
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Centre relay

Dear Simon,

I looked again at the control boxes alongside each other, now that I have opened up the old one.

Right away I see on the "new" box of the CDTI, there are four flag connectors on all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2017, 13:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
fan control box photo

Dear All,

as it is currently raining steadily, but miserably here, I thought it best not to try to hook up my electrics on the uncovered car.

So instead, I tried to follow the wiring though...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2017, 22:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Simon, many thanks for the information....

Dear Simon,

many thanks for the information.

I do have three relays in the control box.

And indeed, there are the thick grey and black wires you describe.

I will go and try the procedure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2017, 18:44
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear TC, I can swap the PCB, but as the old fan...

Dear TC, I can swap the PCB, but as the old fan was not working, it is not like testing with a known good item.

I disconnected the whole lot once I found all the 12v live feeds.

As you say, 12v...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2017, 16:59
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fan replacement woes

Dear All,

I have to say first that I have been wrong on my fan replacement questions from day one. The fan on the car, which stopped working, was actually a 2 wire with a silver resistor.

I got...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2017, 23:40
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear TC, thanks for the link to the great...

Dear TC,

thanks for the link to the great guide for some of essentials the upcoming job.

Info like this is brilliant and a credit to all the great people, your self included of course, who make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2017, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By frankgoldstar
Cooling fan options

Thanks for the additional info.

I thought it best to just change the fan as I had already spotted an 06 diesel in a nearby scrappers.

As this must be the oldest 3 speed still running (forget...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2017, 14:21
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks a million

Many thanks for that T-Cut.

At last, a clear reply so I can reserve the fan assembly I saw on a recent recreational visit to a local scrapyard.

I know what I am doing this weekend!

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2017, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By frankgoldstar
Radiator cooling fan

Dear all,

I am trying to find a definitive answer to the old 3 speed fan to 2 speed fan issue.

My fan (2002 CDT) failed last week in the hot weather, so I started looking at the info on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2017, 19:24
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By frankgoldstar
Bonnet stuck shut - resolved thanks to all who helped

Just a short post to thank sworks and greeners with the above problem.

Also thanks to the other members who weighed in to offer help and encouragement.

I would repeat what I wrote to the mods -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2017, 20:27
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Madeupname, I was not expecting anyone...

Dear Madeupname,

I was not expecting anyone to get back to me right away.

I know it is a blessing that dorks like me have this forum to ask questions and impose on the good folks who do know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2017, 20:22
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By frankgoldstar
Bonnet stuck shut

Dear All, I have had a further fiddle with my locked bonnet.

As I stated earlier, the cable in the drivers footwell seems to be slack, which I thought meant the cable had gone or become parted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2017, 19:27
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By frankgoldstar
I tried to pm Greeners but I do not seem to have...

I tried to pm Greeners but I do not seem to have done it correctly.

Can anyone help please?


Best regards, Frank B
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2017, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By frankgoldstar
Bonnet stuck shut

Thank you Steve-45. I thought this might be the answer, but being a complete dummy on the forum, I have no idea how to do that.


Best regards, Frank
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2017, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By frankgoldstar
Bonnet stuck shut

My 75 CDT bonnet is stuck shut.

I think the primary cable (the sing one from the lever in the footwell) is either out of the junction box or parted, as there is some slack.

Does anybody know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2017, 22:27
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By frankgoldstar
Windscreen washer non-return valve

A note on a problem and a solution, plus potential helpful parts info.

I noticed some weeks ago that my washer jets were getting less and less effective.

Suspecting the filter in the washer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2017, 21:56
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By frankgoldstar
DMGRS - thanks

Big (and overdue) thanks to Matty Price for his latest supply of parts to me.

As usual, it was the right bits of the right quality, in this case proper serpentine drive and anciliary belt.

This...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2013, 22:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By frankgoldstar
Consensus-from those that know

Well friends,

having had the great BigRuss and Jules reply that the cheapies are no good, with supporting evidence from people who have tried that route, it looks like I might be forced to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2013, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By frankgoldstar
Cheap MAF's

Following on from my feedback on my check engine light, I need a new MAF.

However, being tight, I wanted to check out the wisdom, or otherwise, of buying a cheap ebay MAF.

I noted a comment...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2013, 19:57
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By frankgoldstar
CDT Check engine light+EGR+PCV+Viton rings+MAF

Sorry about the big title, but there is relevance to all in the heading.

First off, some time ago I asked about my check engine light coming on.

As I was about to clean gthe EGR and renew the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2013, 12:37
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By frankgoldstar
Check Engine message

Dear All,

some weeks ago I had a check engine message on the IPK.

I did the EGR cleanout, put the Viton rings on that had been waiting all winter, and replaced the PCV filter and cleaned the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2013, 12:28
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By frankgoldstar
Update on my thread. As T-Cut says there is...

Update on my thread.

As T-Cut says there is no mention of a "Check Service" message, which is why I asked.

I asked the wife to read the message, as she still has eyes that work close up.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2013, 13:03
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By frankgoldstar
Check service message

Dear all,

my CDT connie message centre intermittently displays "Check Service" on the screen.

It also shows the engine mimic sign at the same time.

This goes off after a couple of seconds...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2012, 16:52
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Diesel tank "arm" sorted - Help from Big Russ is the key

Dear all, having worked out that the "square collar" mentioned in another post needed to fit into features on the bottom of the tank, I was still struggling to get the whole assembly to fit.

As I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2012, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By frankgoldstar
Diesel tank "remote arm"

I have replaced the in tank fuel pump on my 52 diesel saloon.

It was a bit of a struggle (or insert your favorite masterly British understatement here) and the square plastic thingy, which I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2011, 20:45
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Heater blower fixed

Dear All,

I took the good advice of Stocktake and contacted BigRuss.

My main concerns were tha with so many electrical problems, some important and others less so, that I could not sort out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2011, 19:58
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By frankgoldstar
BigRuss

Dear Russ,

I tried to send you a pm but your inbox is full.

No doubt filled with pleadings from other technical failures like me!

Anyway, I would like to buy some of your expertise when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2011, 19:48
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear All, a pukka workshop manual is on...

Dear All,

a pukka workshop manual is on order from Rimmers (ouch, the most expensive manual I ever did buy, and nearly a tenner for the standard postage - they are having a laugh. Trouble is, it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2011, 23:38
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Raykay, you obviously know the cars inside...

Dear Raykay, you obviously know the cars inside out.

Now that I have been told there is an offical book of words I can get from Rimmers, I will get one and hopefully this will help me to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2011, 23:43
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear SD1too, being but a child in the...

Dear SD1too,

being but a child in the internet age, I have checked my two email accounts and not found any pm from you.

Can somebody help me out here?

I expect I will find out I have an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2011, 23:10
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Fusebox wiring

Dear All,

I finally got to have more than few minutes to look at the car and took out the fusebox to check the wiring for damage as has been reported.

As originally reported the major...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2011, 00:43
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks to Mike Noc for his post on the radio...

Thanks to Mike Noc for his post on the radio coding.

The more I find out about these cars, the more I realise how little I know in relation to the vast pool of knowledge of the rest of you guys -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2011, 00:32
Replies: 43
Views: 5,269
Posted By frankgoldstar
If the starter motor just clicks with a good...

If the starter motor just clicks with a good battery, it is probably the stater motor. This is an easy fix, and if you search ebay for a repair kit you can get it fixed for only a few quid.

I did...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2011, 22:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
I too suspect loom damage, but work gets in the...

I too suspect loom damage, but work gets in the way of finding out much between weekends.

In addition, as both heated rear screen and heater blower are not working, changing the relays over would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2011, 20:18
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear All, latest news is that I took off...

Dear All,

latest news is that I took off the negative terminal for a half hour and then reconnected it.

The IPK, which had been in German came back on in English!

As I undestood it, if it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2011, 19:55
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Gremlin, I am fairly sure it is not...

Dear Gremlin,

I am fairly sure it is not the doors.

The fact that the IPK was lit up and the wipers going on auto pretty much convinced me of that.

The latest manifestation of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2011, 17:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Electrical problems

Dear all,

thanks for the replies I got re the sparky problems my new conny is displaying.

I tried taking out the 6 way control connector to the FBH and the car displayed a few more strange...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2011, 00:48
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By frankgoldstar
Electrical problems

2002 conny SE auto CDT saloon.

Without a lot of back story, I have got a new conny saloon and it has a few electrical problems.

To start, the IPK readout is in German, even though the dials...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2011, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks to all who responded. Judging from a few...

Thanks to all who responded. Judging from a few posts around there are still people like me who are confused on 75 issues.

First up thanks to John who advises the righ type of fluid to get from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2011, 22:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By frankgoldstar
Jatco oil and OBD code readers

My CDT auto has started thumping between gears very badly.

It is ok until it gets a bit warmed up, then really thumps as it changes at around 20mph.

Thanks to viewing some of the excellent...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2010, 20:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Bucko, I have the car in bits at the...

Dear Bucko,

I have the car in bits at the moment, and it was very easy to spot the clapped out pulley.

The rubber part appears to have completely disintegrated, and the pulley is only driving...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2010, 23:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Billnick, I will have to see how I go...

Dear Billnick,

I will have to see how I go on.

After looking at all the posts I could find on issues that seem related, it seems that changing the crankshaft pulley and also the lower engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2010, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By frankgoldstar
CDT - loud rattle

Dear all,

my CDT, which I have only had for 3k miles (it is on 140+) has suddenly developed a very loud rattle from the offside (drivers) end of the engine - i.e. where the aux drive pulleys are....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2009, 20:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By frankgoldstar
Thanks BigRuss, I am always reluctan to...

Thanks BigRuss,

I am always reluctan to start fiddling with any unknown bits (rank newbie to the 75) without asking assembled company for advice.

If it is door card off and proceed from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2009, 22:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Barry, I have the same problem with...

Dear Barry,

I have the same problem with the near side door, and being a newbie 75 owner I sent in a mail to the forum.

Two other owners replied that they had the same problem, but no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2009, 21:21
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Demon and Someboy, thanks for your...

Dear Demon and Someboy,

thanks for your replies (only just found them - still not got this forum thing cracked, too old for new technology probably) and I will give it a bit of use to see if it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2009, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By frankgoldstar
Rear door handle

Dear All,

my new (to me - 01 CDT club tourer) Rover, which is as pleasent to drive as viewing your site before buying it led me to believe it would be.

Lovely car. However, it has already...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2009, 00:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear John, agreed it should make me walk...

Dear John,

agreed it should make me walk away.

I forgot to also add in that it all worked before he had the accident, and that the TV/sat nav, and the CD player had also gone missing.

I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2009, 00:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dear Tatts and Greeners, the lights...

Dear Tatts and Greeners,

the lights (including the handbrake light when the hand brake light when the handbrake had been taken off) remained on when the engine had been started.

Tatts reply...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2009, 22:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By frankgoldstar
Dash warning lights

Dear all,
I have a chance to buy a CDTi and I went to see it.

The vendor (a nice genuine guy) had said it had passed an MOT, but the dash warning lights, including the ABS light came on and off...
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