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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 10:56
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By slovcan
:D I'm sure he merely accelerated briskly to...

:D I'm sure he merely accelerated briskly to merge with traffic and it FELT like 90 mph, but acceleration was arrested at the posted speed limit.... officer. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 03:33
Replies: 65
Views: 3,185
Posted By slovcan
Great pictures! ESPECIALLY the first one. Why? It...

Great pictures! ESPECIALLY the first one. Why? It gave me an awesome overview of the hand brake and compensator cover. Also, are those things under the seats HVAC ducts for back seat passengers? Does...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 03:17
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By slovcan
Hi guys, Does this diagram and readings also...

Hi guys,

Does this diagram and readings also apply to the single pump MK2 CDT? I think ours has a fuel gauge problem.

Thanks,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 23:24
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By slovcan
The first thing would be to get at least an OBD2...

The first thing would be to get at least an OBD2 code reader plugged into the car and see what code(s) get displayed. If there is someone with a T4 close by, even better. Something has put it into...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 23:14
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By slovcan
Let's not jump to conclusions. When was that...

Let's not jump to conclusions. When was that wheel last off the car? What was the last service done on the car. It may be that the lug bolts were not torqued the last time they were installed. The 3...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2019, 11:05
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By slovcan
I'm afraid it will get worse and at some point...

I'm afraid it will get worse and at some point will suddenly fail. That has happened to others. Once the rubber starts tearing it can start to fail even quicker. Two weeks? No way of knowing.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 15:06
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By slovcan
So, this is presumably why Michelins are...

So, this is presumably why Michelins are suffering from the same problem. This is the last summer for my Michelin Primacys because of the same cracking. Our new 75 has Nokian tires, which I have read...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 13:44
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By slovcan
Thanks Blink. Interesting test and results. I...

Thanks Blink. Interesting test and results. I used Liquid Wrench regularly decades ago. It was highly thought of back then.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 01:17
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By slovcan
When this smoke thing was talked about several...

When this smoke thing was talked about several months ago, I was sure Jules said the smoke was definitely blue, not black.

I think black or white smoke from the diesel is usually from fuel and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 16:07
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By slovcan
Also, since that new Bosal was just installed, it...

Also, since that new Bosal was just installed, it should be simple and easy to take that off before you lower the rest of the exhaust. That will take a lot of weight strain off the flex pipe and you....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 16:03
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By slovcan
Hi Rich, We moved here to NS in the summer...

Hi Rich,

We moved here to NS in the summer of 2016. Big mistake - should have continued the extra 5000 kms. No, I don't know John Stevenson, but I am from Nfld (not St. John's). I did know someone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 03:46
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By slovcan
The last car imported was a Q45 in the early...

The last car imported was a Q45 in the early 2000s. Back then CT was pretty much the only option for the Federal inspection. If you have another option take it there. Canadian Tire in Abbotsford...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 14:54
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By slovcan
Rich, to pass the Federal Inspection at Canadian...

Rich, to pass the Federal Inspection at Canadian Tire you can tap into your park lights (or maybe even fogs, I used the park lights) with a relay to turn them on with your ignition. Then you can do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 14:48
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By slovcan
Excellent! Nothing like a happy ending :D . ...

Excellent! Nothing like a happy ending :D .

With the advice of TC and the others I'm sure your next job will go fine, too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 03:44
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By slovcan
Bump. This sounds familiar. I don't have the...

Bump. This sounds familiar. I don't have the answer, but I'm sure someone does.

Good luck,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 03:42
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By slovcan
Hmmmm, that is disappointing. Thanks for the...

Hmmmm, that is disappointing. Thanks for the heads up, though.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 20:03
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By slovcan
Yes, they do, Bob. There is no chrome on the...

Yes, they do, Bob. There is no chrome on the Maxima for the stealth look, but it sure is nice on the 75! I wish there was some chrome on the mirrors.

I DO like reds and yellows, you know, just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 19:50
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By slovcan
:D Once burned, twice shy! I predict a successful...

:D Once burned, twice shy! I predict a successful installation. :}

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 19:40
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By slovcan
Well, that explains it. I had read something...

Well, that explains it. I had read something about your move recently, but I really thought you had moved well before that from London. I put it down to one of us having a brain phart, but now I see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By slovcan
:D Thanks Martin. As a bonus the police don't pay...

:D Thanks Martin. As a bonus the police don't pay as much attention to cars they can't see from 2 miles away - unlike the various reds, yellow and, of course, British RACING Green! :D

Cheers,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 14:07
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By slovcan
Do what the guy in the last video did. It will...

Do what the guy in the last video did. It will work. It won't split the pipe. If it doesn't stretch quite enough or easily for your liking maybe heat the pipe with a propane or butane torch and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By slovcan
Thanks Mike. I'll see what I can understand...

Thanks Mike. I'll see what I can understand without pictures.

Edit: Aha! Post #33 "The heated seat switch would do this, if 15 mins isn't long enough just press it again." When your bum starts to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 03:49
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By slovcan
Hi Mike, So, getting the seat heat to work...

Hi Mike,

So, getting the seat heat to work while the switch is ON and independent of the timer can be as simple as disconnecting (or snipping and insulating) either the yellow or orange/white...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 03:13
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By slovcan
Glorious Grey

Well, really just a picture test. Blink said it was easy, but his instructions are half a page long! :eek: Looks like the "Copy" instruction may actually be "Copy Image Address".

Thanks Blink!
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 19:57
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By slovcan
Take the new Klarius to an exhaust shop and have...

Take the new Klarius to an exhaust shop and have them stretch the inlet to the OUTSIDE diameter of the exhaust pipe so that will fit INSIDE the new Klarius.

That's what I would do. Actually, I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 19:50
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By slovcan
Refer to post #7. Unblocking the breather holes...

Refer to post #7. Unblocking the breather holes in the cam covers MUST be done. Period.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2019, 14:01
Replies: 175
Views: 11,648
Posted By slovcan
That is SO frustrating, Bob. For that amount of...

That is SO frustrating, Bob. For that amount of money for what should be a restoration to better than new quality, it is to be expected that the car should not need to be seen by A&M Restoration...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2019, 13:45
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By slovcan
A 50/50 mixture of wintergreen oil and rubbing...

A 50/50 mixture of wintergreen oil and rubbing alcohol works wonders to renew the old hardened rubber carburetor mounting boots (isolators) on 20+ year old motorcycles. Soak overnight - not sure how...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By slovcan
Hi Steve, I do hope it isn't a break off a...

Hi Steve,

I do hope it isn't a break off a rusty seized sensor and drill out job. My glimmer of hope is that the front brake pads were recently changed. Thank you, though. When I get there and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 01:05
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By slovcan
I like that one. It is probably outrageously...

I like that one. It is probably outrageously expensive just because I do like it. :D

Yup, I was right. $125 each. $500 for 4. US dollars. That's like a million dollars Canadian!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 11:43
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By slovcan
ABS light, no braking shudder

Good morning folks,

My friend just took our car for the new number plate and when he started it the ABS light came on and stayed on. There is no shuddering or other unusual feeling when braking. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 16:13
Replies: 10,490
Views: 687,367
Posted By slovcan
Woohoo! AWESOME! Congratulations!

Woohoo! AWESOME! Congratulations!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 14:51
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By slovcan
Bosal is a major muffler manufacturer (not saying...

Bosal is a major muffler manufacturer (not saying it is equal, better or worse than Klarius), so why not just put it on since you have it. If it was meant for your car then the inlet size should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 14:46
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By slovcan
Position #2 is the run position.

Position #2 is the run position.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 14:20
Replies: 67
Views: 2,489
Posted By slovcan
:D I once woke up and realized I had missed my...

:D I once woke up and realized I had missed my turn off. I was riding my Honda V65 Sabre (VF1100S) - alone! That was a shock!

Edit: Oh yes, back on topic - I had a Vista Cruise cruise control but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 13:54
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By slovcan
Couldn't you press the fan blade back on, mark...

Couldn't you press the fan blade back on, mark the shaft just in front of the fan, drill a small hole through the shaft and put in a roll pin to stop the fan coming off again?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 22:22
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By slovcan
Depending on the fueling set-up there will be a...

Depending on the fueling set-up there will be a vent hose going to the gas tank and maybe a pulse line (hose) as well. The vent hose may have a screw type plug in it in the tank. If somebody screwed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 17:45
Replies: 75
Views: 2,159
Posted By slovcan
Just what the doctor ordered.

Just what the doctor ordered.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By slovcan
Could be a fuel tank vent problem or an ignition...

Could be a fuel tank vent problem or an ignition coil gone bad.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 14:47
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By slovcan
Thinking the same. That looks like a structure...

Thinking the same. That looks like a structure issue from the impact. If that could be fixed, the rest is practically bolt ons and basic body and paint work. Plan on a diff overhaul, too. Still, for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By slovcan
Agreed. Also, I think the EWS module is...

Agreed. Also, I think the EWS module is susceptible to water damage if there is a leak inside the car. My memory is quite defective, but it might be behind the kick panel below the driver's side A...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:45
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By slovcan
Just to clarify sizes, the M8 bolts use a 13mm...

Just to clarify sizes, the M8 bolts use a 13mm wrench 99% of the time. M5 uses an 8mm wrench 99% of the time.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 15:36
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By slovcan
Thanks Blink. That was awesome. Cheers, ...

Thanks Blink. That was awesome.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 15:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By slovcan
I am sorry not to have an answer. I am a bit...

I am sorry not to have an answer. I am a bit dubious about a crack opening when hot, though. I always though metal contracted when cold and expanded when hot. That's what gets seized nuts off bolts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 03:12
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By slovcan
yet....... :d ;)

yet....... :d ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 03:00
Replies: 10,490
Views: 687,367
Posted By slovcan
OK, but what did he do to solve it? Oh,...

OK, but what did he do to solve it?

Oh, never mind. I just saw it over in the tech forum - throttle pedal reset procedure. We need an emoticon that kicks oneself on oneself's butt. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 02:44
Replies: 65
Views: 3,185
Posted By slovcan
I've seen VW Golfs here with all the panels in...

I've seen VW Golfs here with all the panels in different colours - from the factory when new. Go for it.

:duh: Oh wait, that's that special GREEN one, isn't it? ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 23:49
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By slovcan
Les, do you have the Automatic Temperature...

Les, do you have the Automatic Temperature Control - dual zone digital display panel - or the manual system with 3 or 4 rotary knobs?

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 23:46
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By slovcan
Are you actually filling the header tank up? The...

Are you actually filling the header tank up? The correct level is just up to the word MAX near the bottom of the header tank. So, when at the correct level, the tank will look almost empty.

Just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 23:35
Replies: 525
Views: 50,798
Posted By slovcan
Have a read through the first 51 pages of this...

Have a read through the first 51 pages of this thread. Than you will understand - and you will thank your lucky stars you got what you paid for.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 10:11
Replies: 20
Views: 879
Posted By slovcan
I have some small button magnets in my toolbox...

I have some small button magnets in my toolbox for things like that. Put a magnet inside the socket and when the nut comes off it stays in the socket. I also put one inside a 1/4" socket sometimes to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 18:19
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By slovcan
If it is the engine HP fuel pump (not the...

If it is the engine HP fuel pump (not the electric UBP) that the guys are referring to, then yes, I think it is a hard job. Well, maybe not so much hard as very precise requiring a specific tool for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 17:03
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By slovcan
I know, but since there may have been some...

I know, but since there may have been some crossover of the fuel systems between MK1 & MK2, the pictures confirm yours has the MK1 system.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 16:01
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By slovcan
So, not a MK2 then.

So, not a MK2 then.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2019, 14:57
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By slovcan
Definitely go to a different garage - or ask one...

Definitely go to a different garage - or ask one of the guys here - to have the ball joints, bushings and hubs looked at. Are they really that worn in 10,000 miles? Were they actually replaced? What...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 14:19
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By slovcan
Thomas, does your top intercooler hose have the...

Thomas, does your top intercooler hose have the sensor like circled in red below?

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 06:08
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By slovcan
Totally different design, James. The diesels are...

Totally different design, James. The diesels are BMW M47 engines with timing chains, not belts. The ones in the 75/ZT also don't have those troublesome swirl flaps or variable vane turbos like the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 00:57
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By slovcan
I'm sorry, James, I don't think the valves would...

I'm sorry, James, I don't think the valves would survive. That said, I think this same thing happened to someone here a little while ago and only killed the valves on one bank. Still a big job. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 00:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By slovcan
Hi Roy, The LSM is the Light Switch Module....

Hi Roy,

The LSM is the Light Switch Module. It is right behind the headlight switch knob. Just keep an eye on it to be sure your lights are all off when you park the car. Also, have a look at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 21:57
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By slovcan
^^^I suspect the water pump may have tightened up...

^^^I suspect the water pump may have tightened up and seized stripping the teeth off the timing belt. I hope not.

Good luck,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By slovcan
You know, we almost NEVER hear of a bad DMF -...

You know, we almost NEVER hear of a bad DMF - almost. I think in the very recent past one of the more experienced members (MarinaBrian, MG John, or someone) did discover a bad DMF. What's more, it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 14:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By slovcan
Hi Roy, I suspected that might be the case....

Hi Roy,

I suspected that might be the case. I was thinking about if you ever got to the mainland with your car it would be good to get the LSM checked and a general health check. Having read CLF's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 20:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By slovcan
I'm sorry, I'm not convinced it is OK. I think...

I'm sorry, I'm not convinced it is OK. I think something may have gone astray with your Light Switch Module. If you get near a T4 you should get it checked.

Good luck,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 23:52
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By slovcan
OK, you have convinced me. You need a clutch and...

OK, you have convinced me. You need a clutch and a slave cylinder replaced. I hope the slave cylinder you bought is NOT a metal one. If you can, don't buy a DMF until you have the clutch out and have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2019, 23:37
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By slovcan
Are the rear Tourer screens No Longer Available? ...

Are the rear Tourer screens No Longer Available?

Thanks,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 20:11
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By slovcan
Well now, that is a whole different kettle of...

Well now, that is a whole different kettle of fish! I thought the vibration continued through the rev range, but became harmfully strong up around 3000 RPM.

Now I will think it's likely a clutch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 15:39
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By slovcan
???? Really? Brian made you an incredibly...

???? Really? Brian made you an incredibly generous offer. You'd rather sell than have a possible easy fix without even getting your hands dirty? :duh: :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 00:08
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By slovcan
Hi super s, I must say, it does sound like...

Hi super s,

I must say, it does sound like the DMF. The problem I have with that is that the DMF almost never fails. Is there any clunking or banging or knocking noises accompanying the vibration?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2019, 13:58
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By slovcan
Hi Les, I get the part about not duplicating...

Hi Les,

I get the part about not duplicating labour charges, but in this case, I REALLY think you should get the A/C specialist to put some dye in the system to see where any leak may be....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By slovcan
:D No, I don't have space for the whole car! I do...

:D No, I don't have space for the whole car! I do have room for big things like subframes and other bulky stuff, though.



Thanks, Brian. For some reason I thought the subframe was different (ZT...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By slovcan
The car senses there is a blown bulb due to the...

The car senses there is a blown bulb due to the lower resistance of the LED bulbs. Adding a resistor or using Can-bus friendly bulbs should fix that.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 14:57
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By slovcan
Here is a bit more info. His car is a 2003 ZT...

Here is a bit more info. His car is a 2003 ZT sedan - MK1. I guess that rules out the rear subframe and in tank fuel pump. What about the rear upper arms and the fuel level sender unit - will they be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 13:18
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By slovcan
Must have been going full throttle uphill on a...

Must have been going full throttle uphill on a cold engine in a massive headwind on under-inflated tires.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 13:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By slovcan
If a member pays the tenner for membership they...

If a member pays the tenner for membership they just need to click on the paperclip button above the message text box to attach a picture.

Everyone, please note, the following is meant as humour,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 01:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By slovcan
:D :D What about religion? Can we talk...

:D :D

What about religion? Can we talk about that? :devil: :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 15:09
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By slovcan
Les, I don't think you have ever confirmed that...

Les, I don't think you have ever confirmed that you do or do not have functioning air conditioning cooling (actual cold air blowing inside the car) when the car is moving. Do you? If the fan is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 16:44
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By slovcan
First thing to check is the fluid level in the...

First thing to check is the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder. It might be low.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 22:32
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By slovcan
I think the fan is set to kick in at 104F. Oops,...

I think the fan is set to kick in at 104F. Oops, 104C.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 22:27
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By slovcan
:D Somehow I think the soup would cost more than...

:D Somehow I think the soup would cost more than the meat! Hungarian saying - something may have been lost in the translation. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 22:13
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By slovcan
What spares to get to have on hand?

Hi folks,

Well, I just found out today that a cousin there who buys and parts out RHD cars that can no longer be driven due to paperwork has a 2005 Rover 75 that he is now parting. My friend has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 14:43
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By slovcan
Yes, but the car must be moving to get air...

Yes, but the car must be moving to get air flowing through the condenser. The radiator fan comes on at slow speed so as to provide this airflow when the car is not moving.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2019, 01:54
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By slovcan
Maybe an airlock from the thermostat change that...

Maybe an airlock from the thermostat change that caused a coolant temp spike that caused a boil over (shouldn't have at 99C, though) and the steam/moisture caused a loss of spark on a front cylinder....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 01:31
Replies: 175
Views: 11,648
Posted By slovcan
She looks incredible, Bob. Sooo shiny!

She looks incredible, Bob. Sooo shiny!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 13:53
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
Thanks Paul. Yes, there are already a couple of...

Thanks Paul. Yes, there are already a couple of niggles that I am aware of - possible passenger door lock actuator, rear door waist seals (maybe a source of some plastic noises) and the fuel gauge.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 02:35
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
Thank you, Arctic. I certainly will do some...

Thank you, Arctic. I certainly will do some investigating, cleaning, maintaining and such. The first thing will be the plenum drains. Then, yes, the stuff you mentioned and checking hose condition. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 23:47
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
For all you Grey-Sayers out there, here's our...

For all you Grey-Sayers out there, here's our Battleship Grey Maxima. If you squint your eyes and use your imagination, maybe that Trophy in the aweful Pacific Blue will appear Grey, too! :D...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 21:32
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
OUCH! :duh: :D

OUCH! :duh: :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By slovcan
The sheep have drunk the koolaid. How about...

The sheep have drunk the koolaid. How about making the batteries without producing producing tons of greenhouse gases? How about making batteries that cost less than the value of the car when they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 18:48
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
:D At least you didn't call it Battleship Grey! ...

:D At least you didn't call it Battleship Grey!



Thanks Brian. I probably won't meet her in person for another month (unforeseen trip delay). But, that's the first thing I'll do. I can't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 18:05
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
:D Thank you! Folks around here like to make fun...

:D Thank you! Folks around here like to make fun of grey, don't they. I don't get it. Grey is so much more versatile than those boring reds, greens, blues, and those terrible monogram colours!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 17:09
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By slovcan
No longer Roverless

Hi folks,

Our friends are just now driving our new-to-us 2005 Rover 75 Tourer CDT manual (MK2) to our home in Slovakia. It is the one I posted a link for a couple of weeks ago.

They report that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2019, 23:06
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By slovcan
Hi Stephen, My thought is that your head...

Hi Stephen,

My thought is that your head gaskets are fine and you need a new rad hose. You have low mileage, it was maintained and the coolant was flushed earlier than a lot of cars get that done....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2019, 19:19
Replies: 47
Views: 1,576
Posted By slovcan
I think the right bank numbering is 2, 4, 6 so #2...

I think the right bank numbering is 2, 4, 6 so #2 would be the front one (by the right side of the car facing forward.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 19:06
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By slovcan
Wow! If that stayed on for any length of time...

Wow! If that stayed on for any length of time with just glue, you are a lucky guy. Even luckier it didn't come off and badly hurt some innocent bystander. :eek:

Good for you to redo someone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 15:03
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By slovcan
There has to be bolts (normal factory mounting)...

There has to be bolts (normal factory mounting) or, at least, some other sort of mechanical securing. Anything less would be dangerous to others. Maybe the black rubber stuff is smeared around the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 19:11
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By slovcan
No, not at all. I took it as humour. :D ...

No, not at all. I took it as humour. :D



Oh, great... now you, too? :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 15:17
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By slovcan
:D I have highlighted the key word above. Yes,...

:D I have highlighted the key word above. Yes, Rick's reply seemed the most plausible.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 00:45
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By slovcan
Thanks a lot, you guys. I wasn't confused until I...

Thanks a lot, you guys. I wasn't confused until I read that you were!

I think the fogs and indicators are not working, the bulb out warning is on and the bulbs are all good.

Newly confused,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 00:28
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By slovcan
If I had to guess, I'd say "using" was typo-ed...

If I had to guess, I'd say "using" was typo-ed resulting in "suing". FFS - Fat Finger Syndrome, happens to me a lot. :}

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 23:20
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By slovcan
I would also use a straight edge and the thinnest...

I would also use a straight edge and the thinnest possible feeler gauge to check if the surface is not warped or has high/low spots.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 23:18
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By slovcan
My guess is it probably is not a bad wheel...

My guess is it probably is not a bad wheel bearing, BUT worth having a look to see if something is out of place and making contact with the brake disk or wheel - like and ABS sensor cable or actual...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 21:17
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By slovcan
Which statement is correct? I struggle to read...

Which statement is correct? I struggle to read things without punctuation marks sometimes. Either way it's not really the common symptom for a bad wheel bearing. Does it make a grumbling noise when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 16:54
Replies: 23
Views: 2,888
Posted By slovcan
Well, that wasn't a very fitting fitting fettling...

Well, that wasn't a very fitting fitting fettling outcome. :D :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2019, 14:04
Replies: 87
Views: 9,921
Posted By slovcan
With those shipping costs I think you should have...

With those shipping costs I think you should have a chat with Matt (DMGRS). Maybe you can negotiate something with him to have some subframes included in a container he may have coming over. That...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By slovcan
leaking intake manifold gaskets would likely...

leaking intake manifold gaskets would likely leave you with shiny clean plugs. HGF, maybe, maybe not, depends on where the breach is. Your next step should be bypassing the oil cooler.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 21:32
Replies: 31
Views: 1,648
Posted By slovcan
This is in the back of the MK2 Tourer I am...

This is in the back of the MK2 Tourer I am looking at. I was told it had new brake pads. Anyone have experience with Meyle for pads? I know they're a desirable brand for suspension/steering parts.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 19:46
Replies: 175
Views: 11,648
Posted By slovcan
People were talking about paint prep and joking...

People were talking about paint prep and joking about painted windows. I can't see any pictures that would prompt those comments. Maybe I need to go back through all the pages.

Edit: OK, I see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 18:16
Replies: 175
Views: 11,648
Posted By slovcan
Bob, did you remove your pictures? I see Brian's,...

Bob, did you remove your pictures? I see Brian's, but no others (apart from your signature).

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 20:15
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Thanks David. The looks are one thing, but I...

Thanks David. The looks are one thing, but I guess my wife and I will be in the front and not see it so much. Still, I'd like to do something with it because it IS ugly and I really don't like...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 22:19
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By slovcan
Aftermarket retrofit DPF?

Hi folks,

This is the question that seems to be drawing a blank. Does anyone know anything about aftermarket DPFs and their fitment to the 75/ZT?

It was apparently an "in thing" in Germany. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 14:14
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Thank you, Blink. Cheers, Glenn

Thank you, Blink.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 12:49
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Yes, mandatory in SK. The snows on the car are...

Yes, mandatory in SK. The snows on the car are brand new 0 kms. This car was just imported and not driven there, yet. The snows are on 7-spokes. I haven't seen the summer tires, yet, but are on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 20:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Well folks, my friend checked the car and says...

Well folks, my friend checked the car and says it is a good one. There are 2 things in addition to the door locks question mark. It needs a "waist seal" - the inside seal between the window and door...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th May 2019, 00:59
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By slovcan
:D Yup, that was your outside voice....and I...

:D Yup, that was your outside voice....and I agree. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 23:56
Replies: 140
Views: 12,884
Posted By slovcan
THANK YOU, Rich. There are a few of these guys...

THANK YOU, Rich. There are a few of these guys that must be bullies in life to continually pick on a kid and I'm fed up with them, too. I was taught "if you can't say something nice, don't say...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 12:46
Replies: 140
Views: 12,884
Posted By slovcan
More useless and small minded comments from...

More useless and small minded comments from people who obviously never said or did anything embarrassing when they were kids.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2019, 12:02
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By slovcan
I find translating from a Slavic language to...

I find translating from a Slavic language to German first, then that German translation to English usually gets a better English translation. I also find Bing translator is often better than Google...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th May 2019, 20:10
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
I don't know. Maybe it's a MK2 thing?

I don't know. Maybe it's a MK2 thing?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 22:02
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Wow! Wouldn't that be a pleasant surprise. That...

Wow! Wouldn't that be a pleasant surprise. That how my Maxima is set up.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 18:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
I sent my checklist to the seller and it came...

I sent my checklist to the seller and it came back all good except for the passenger (right) door lock and tailgate lock won't work with the remote. The pictures show all doors and tailgate open so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Thank you, Brian. Nobody ever mentions the pros...

Thank you, Brian. Nobody ever mentions the pros and cons of leather seats. Our last 3 cars have had leather and, yes, they are a con in very cold and very hot conditions. You ever sit on leather,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 00:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,919
Posted By slovcan
If it's silver it must be an AMG 63 of some sort.

If it's silver it must be an AMG 63 of some sort.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 14:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Hi Paul, Yes, 2 sets. That is a promising...

Hi Paul,

Yes, 2 sets. That is a promising sign. I do the same thing here. The pictures do look good, but up close and personal will tell the tale. I sent them a checklist of things to look at for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 14:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Yes, I like the look and equipment (except for...

Yes, I like the look and equipment (except for traction control). I saw a picture of the rain sensor and it has some bubbles, so maybe not functional. We'll see.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Thanks for the tips Dave. I hadn't heard about...

Thanks for the tips Dave. I hadn't heard about the rear demister design flaw before.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 13:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Excellent Jim. Thank you. I think Germany has a...

Excellent Jim. Thank you. I think Germany has a well regulated inspection process like your MOT, don't they? Just considering the odds of it being mechanically cared for.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2019, 00:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By slovcan
Opinions on this one? Please?

So, I still haven't given up. You gotta kick me in the nuts more than once to make me quit! I just took a break and looked at Passats. Then tonight I looked at Rover 75's again and look what I found!...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 02:06
Replies: 441
Views: 31,737
Posted By slovcan
Awesome. Did you install a relay to power it? I...

Awesome. Did you install a relay to power it? I did for the Stebel Nautilus Compact I put on the Trophy. That makes a world of difference.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2019, 04:41
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By slovcan
That's a terrible situation to be in. I would say...

That's a terrible situation to be in. I would say the alternator brushes are worn almost to the end of their useful life. They can be replaced for little cost and, providing the armature (I think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By slovcan
Does anyone else have access to your car? :devil:

Does anyone else have access to your car? :devil:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2019, 03:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By slovcan
:D Your bike has a bigger engine than your car....

:D Your bike has a bigger engine than your car. :D (well, unless you have the 2.5 :duh: ).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2019, 03:58
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By slovcan
:duh: :duh: :duh:

:duh: :duh: :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 03:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By slovcan
I need a vacation after reading that! :eek:

I need a vacation after reading that! :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2019, 03:44
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By slovcan
Very true, but back down on earth don't forget...

Very true, but back down on earth don't forget (for the OP) fuel volume changes depending on ambient temperature. If you fill a plastic gas can to the brim and then leave it in a sun-baked trunk (OK,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 22:06
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By slovcan
Oops, sorry about that! Are you OK? :D

Oops, sorry about that! Are you OK? :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By slovcan
Yes, that is an option. In fact, there is one...

Yes, that is an option. In fact, there is one that looks good in Czech Republic that has been for sale for over a year. Then the question becomes why has it not sold. But, yes, the possibilities are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 15:38
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By slovcan
Finally some GREAT news!

Finally some GREAT news!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 15:07
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By slovcan
Another defeat...

Hi folks,

I am trying, really trying, to find a good 75 Tourer/ZTT in Slovakia (not there just yet, but soon). Back around Christmas I thought I had found it - perfect spec for me except for not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 02:22
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By slovcan
Adhesive sound proofing stuff like Dynamat is...

Adhesive sound proofing stuff like Dynamat is crazy expensive - way more than mousetraps and peanut butter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 02:43
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By slovcan
When you're ready to move, buy one from the...

When you're ready to move, buy one from the Continent (South of France, Portugal or somewhere that rust doesn't kill them). That way you'll have a LHD car and the Yanks won't give you as hard a time....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 02:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By slovcan
Agreed. I was referring to a comment about...

Agreed. I was referring to a comment about special connectors that have something in them to prevent electrical spikes.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 23:22
Replies: 35
Views: 1,469
Posted By slovcan
I just checked his profile. It's a 1.8T.

I just checked his profile. It's a 1.8T.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 19:28
Replies: 35
Views: 1,469
Posted By slovcan
Well, I guess if the garage didn't find anything,...

Well, I guess if the garage didn't find anything, that probably means you don't have a burst coolant hose. Looks more like water pump now. I've heard of the water pump impeller breaking loose from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2019, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By slovcan
Is it not possible to change the valve stem seals...

Is it not possible to change the valve stem seals without removing the heads? I've done it on small block Chevy V8s using air pressure to keep the valves closed while the valve springs were off.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2019, 00:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,469
Posted By slovcan
That sounds more like a ruptured coolant hose. By...

That sounds more like a ruptured coolant hose. By stopping and shutting the engine off immediately you have probably saved the head gasket(s).

Hope it works out OK.

Cheers,
Glenn
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2019, 18:44
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By slovcan
The rattling usually ends up being a loose heat...

The rattling usually ends up being a loose heat shield where it has corroded loose at one of the mounting screws. I don't know the mileage of your car, but if it's over 100,000 kms, then changing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2019, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By slovcan
Could this be an FOC (Fabled Orange Clip)...

Could this be an FOC (Fabled Orange Clip) situation?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2019, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By slovcan
Now we're getting somewhere. Code PO133 is the...

Now we're getting somewhere. Code PO133 is the front O2 sensor. While you apparently had a burned exhaust valve (that's a mystery to me - very rare), how long you drove it like that with no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2019, 14:33
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By slovcan
Hi, Well, the answers are above - catalytic...

Hi,

Well, the answers are above - catalytic converter or oxygen sensor. Get the code reset and see if it comes back. Run a tank of good fuel with a bottle of catalytic converter cleaner something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th April 2019, 15:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By slovcan
I'm sure a 10A fuse will be fine. The motor...

I'm sure a 10A fuse will be fine. The motor probably wouldn't put enough load on the wires the even make them warm. You could try a 5A and see if it is heavy enough for normal use.

I just used one...
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