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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2022, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Mark for the extra helpful information. ...

Thanks Mark for the extra helpful information.

Persistent coolant loss following work on the cooling system strongly suggests incorrect refilling and bleeding procedure resulting in an air lock...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2022, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Hello Mark the Spark, Before...

:wot:

Hello Mark the Spark,

Before rushing into purchasing anything can you give us a bit more detail of your symptoms? Some owners complain of a little bit of mayonnaise under the oil filler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2022, 08:44
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
That's a very interesting and particularly...

That's a very interesting and particularly well-written document, thank you. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2022, 11:41
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By SD1too
Positive feedback on key case

I bought one of these on Vince's recommendation and can confirm that the interior is high quality which is more than can be said for some of them.
The clips held the PCB perfectly and the push...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 09:31
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By SD1too
Following on from Stocktake's reply, I have found...

Following on from Stocktake's reply, I have found the instructions I used to fit mine. There are two spliced connections and one into the black instrument pack multiplug.

To answer your specific...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2022, 09:08
Replies: 30
Views: 821
Posted By SD1too
Because it's lovely to open the sunroof on...

Because it's lovely to open the sunroof on idyllic summer days to let in the fresh air and enjoy a certain closeness with nature. It's equally enjoyable on a hot night when driving home through a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 13:25
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your thoughts Mark. I regret that I...

Thanks for your thoughts Mark.
I regret that I didn't apply movement to the valve whilst submerged. :twonk:
The car does have a tyre pressure monitoring system (post no. 1).
The alloy wheel (and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 08:46
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Chris but when the valve was submerged in...

Thanks Chris but when the valve was submerged in the paddling pool there was no sign of air escaping from the valve. :shrug: There again there's no sign of air escaping from anywhere, but escaping it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 14:39
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By SD1too
Note that there are two of them John, R1 and R3...

Note that there are two of them John, R1 and R3 in the underbonnet fuse box.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 14:27
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
Agreed Ian but following the application of the...

Agreed Ian but following the application of the bead sealant there are no more bubbles! :o


That's a good idea Cliff, provided the tyre fitter is willing to do it. I'll suggest that to the car's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 12:05
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By SD1too
The mystery of the leaking tyre (not 75/ZT)

A friend has a BMW Mini and the OSF tyre is losing 8 psi every 5 days and triggering a dash warning. Progress so far as follows:


Car taken to my local family-run tyre business. Wheel rim...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 11:50
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By SD1too
I don't know John. They're not unreliable and...

I don't know John. They're not unreliable and speculative replacement of parts can become expensive, time consuming and demoralising. The secret lies in measurement. :}

The next time it happens,...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 10:29
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
Chill Maninder, chill. :bed: Sacrificing a...

Chill Maninder, chill. :bed:

Sacrificing a few minutes on a journey is not important. Losing your partner or your own good health is.

:grouphug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2022, 10:08
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By SD1too
That's a tricky one to diagnose John. The...

That's a tricky one to diagnose John.
The wipers are controlled by the BCU. Is there any sign of water ingress from the plenum?
I also vaguely recall a similar problem when damaged wiring was found...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2022, 09:53
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
Can that wisdom be applied to car drivers as well...

Can that wisdom be applied to car drivers as well Maninder, when they have to reduce speed for a lorry? :D

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 14th January 2022, 09:09
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
In that event what should happen is that cars...

In that event what should happen is that cars following the overtaking lorry move into lane 1 thereby sharing the load between lanes 1 and 2 and shortening the queue. These days that's exactly what I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2022, 08:48
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By SD1too
:eek: That's a shame Paul. Another member is...

:eek:
That's a shame Paul. Another member is looking for one of those at the moment.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 13th January 2022, 10:08
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
I take your point Maninder but why can't car...

I take your point Maninder but why can't car drivers do that as well when following a lorry in lane 2 of the A14?

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2022, 08:59
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By SD1too
So a cheap journey in one of your diesels then...

So a cheap journey in one of your diesels then Ian! :D

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 20:39
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
I have never driven an HGV but I imagine that...

I have never driven an HGV but I imagine that when laden their acceleration is slow. Therefore the driver will try to maintain momentum at all costs. This, I believe, is the reasoning behind one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2022, 18:14
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By SD1too
Parcelforce...

Parcelforce (https://www.parcelforce.com/sending-parcel/parcel-delivery/large-parcel-delivery) will, but they're expensive. Parcel2Go (https://www.parcel2go.com/services/large-parcel-delivery) offers...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 17:55
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
Exactly. It's very useful for fire, police and...

Exactly. It's very useful for fire, police and ambulances to reach an incident quickly when all lanes are blocked by queuing traffic.

I support the widow who has been calling for all "smart"...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2022, 10:43
Replies: 91
Views: 5,250
Posted By SD1too
For "major investigation" read "face saving...

For "major investigation" read "face saving exercise". The politicians will need to find some data which can be presented to show that things have changed since "smart" motorways were first conceived...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2022, 10:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,295
Posted By SD1too
I have checked RAVE and the stepper motor is...

I have checked RAVE and the stepper motor is adjusted automatically by the ECM. There is no mention of this being done manually via T4. Erik's JLR dealer may have meant to tell him that it was the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 12:50
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By SD1too
It's usually from the period that the fuel...

It's usually from the period that the fuel injectors are open.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 08:57
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tommy, Thanks for explaining that you'll...

Hi Tommy,

Thanks for explaining that you'll be travelling to Spain by air. In which case ...

I don't think bravery comes into it does it? Here is the Mannol website which clearly states that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 08:38
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By SD1too
With thanks to Jon the author was Sonic ZS and...

With thanks to Jon the author was Sonic ZS and here it is (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=310279).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 11:29
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By SD1too
No Bob, it's nothing to do with E10. According to...

No Bob, it's nothing to do with E10. According to the ACEA all Land Rover engines since 1996 (including the KV6) are compatible with it.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 11:21
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tommy, If you are currently in the UK...

Hi Tommy,

If you are currently in the UK (your profile gives your location as Edinburgh) then you won't do better than buying from Smith & Allan's eBay shop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 11:10
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By SD1too
Hi Julian, If you search the forum you'll...

Hi Julian,

If you search the forum you'll find an investigative thread by a member who discovered a worn section of the float rheostat on the fuel pump side.

This fault occurs rarely but when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 11:01
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ravinder, Your car's sulking. You've left...

Hi Ravinder,

Your car's sulking. You've left it alone through the cold, damp months of the year. A bit of condensation may well have formed, a light coating of rust will appear on the brake discs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 09:06
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mark, Unfortunately I cannot give you an...

Hi Mark,

Unfortunately I cannot give you an endorsement but Wickwar is not very far from you and is home to ex-MG Rover dealer A.E. Wilcox & Son. I would expect them to have the service tools you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2022, 08:46
Replies: 109
Views: 41,436
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rick, According to MG Rover, the level...

Hi Rick,

According to MG Rover, the level checking procedure should be carried out at a fluid temperature between 35˚ and 40˚C. Yours would have been much lower than that if the cooler pipes were...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 10:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By SD1too
Wow, and you say Paul that you're no mechanic! ;)...

Wow, and you say Paul that you're no mechanic! ;) Well done, you appear to have cured the oil deposits on all four plugs. So what are we left with?

This doesn't suggest a component failure but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 10:40
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Andy, I agree with you entirely. Simon

Thanks Andy, I agree with you entirely.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2022, 09:20
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By SD1too
Or a main dealer by the sound of it! :o Simon

Or a main dealer by the sound of it! :o

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2022, 09:13
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By SD1too
:wot: When I viewed Maninder's first YouTube...

:wot:
When I viewed Maninder's first YouTube link it is explained that there is a new definition of "auditing" which is completely unconnected with accounting (the only definition in my dictionary)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th January 2022, 09:30
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By SD1too
Hello James and I'm sorry to hear that you have...

Hello James and I'm sorry to hear that you have two problems at once with your ZT KV6.

I'll begin with my number one tip ...

Don't guess! :D

In fact, I'd say it's extremely unlikely to be...
Forum: Items Wanted 7th January 2022, 08:52
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Lightbulb Camshaft part numbers revealed!

:wot:
I think you're probably very close to the truth (if not spot-on) there Stefan. :D :clap:

It certainly does! It's the part number for a Rover KV6 2.5 litre inlet camshaft listed in 2002 (it...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2022, 11:44
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, Just to confirm that I have...

Hi Stefan,

Just to confirm that I have checked the Electronic Parts Catalogue for the ZS, early 75 and 825 plus the website of a Freelander parts suppler and have not found LGC106860 listed for...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2022, 11:32
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Exhaust camshaft front oil seals

Hi Stewart,

First of all the original and correct fully enclosed seals are not "prone" to popping out. I have fitted one new and one used seal to my car and both remain firmly in place years...
Forum: Items Wanted 6th January 2022, 11:11
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, Yes, Andy did indeed quote from...

Hello Dave,

Yes, Andy did indeed quote from RAVE concerning "line boring" but there is no instruction that a different cam carrier cannot or must not be used.

As I've already said, if the holes...
Forum: Items Wanted 5th January 2022, 08:52
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Andy (RAVE 12-3-12 if anyone's...

Thanks for this Andy (RAVE 12-3-12 if anyone's interested).
Stewart could try it couldn't he, and if the fixing holes align then I can't see a problem, can you?
If they don't align, he can transfer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By SD1too
Yes, loud and clear, thank you! I have a pair...

Yes, loud and clear, thank you!
I have a pair of those too, very useful.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2022, 13:10
Replies: 109
Views: 41,436
Posted By SD1too
To help others with this job, goltho has...

To help others with this job, goltho has confirmed that 12mm ID tubing fitted the ATF cooler outlet pipe nicely.

I'm pleased that my measurement was helpful.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 08:57
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By SD1too
I can't see your image TC. I thought you'd solved...

I can't see your image TC. I thought you'd solved this problem by moving to a service other than Google?

Simon

Image subsequently repaired and now visible. Thanks TC.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2022, 08:47
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By SD1too
Here's a "hot" tip for you Shaun. :D Trying...

Here's a "hot" tip for you Shaun. :D

Trying to warm up an engine from cold in freezing temperatures will (1) take a very long time (as you found out) and (2) increases engine wear considerably....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2022, 08:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for coming back to us Adam. That does...

Thanks for coming back to us Adam.

That does not sound like cambelt failure which would cause the engine to stop abruptly. It would certainly not be revving!

You say that there was "no drive"...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd January 2022, 12:36
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Why not? :shrug: Use the front sprocket wheel...

Why not? :shrug:
Use the front sprocket wheel tools with the 2.5 horseshoes fitted to hold the inlet camshaft, then you can undo the sprocket wheel.
Use the rear holding tool whilst loosening the...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2022, 16:17
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
I would be wary of LGC 106860 Stewart because, as...

I would be wary of LGC 106860 Stewart because, as you discovered from Rimmer's listings, it isn't the current part number. I've also checked the MG Rover parts back as far as the 800 series and that...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2022, 15:56
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
I have the Laser kit and the tool description...

I have the Laser kit and the tool description table on page 2 is full of errors so be careful.
Your set appears from the photographs to resemble the unbranded kits from China on eBay.


The 2.5...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd January 2022, 12:04
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
:D Top to bottom: LHS: Rear...

:D

Top to bottom:

LHS: Rear sprocket/belt assembly removal/fitting tool, RHS: not used on 75/ZT

Four horseshoes: select the pair marked 2.5

LHS: 2 x locating pins for refitting rear...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st January 2022, 08:47
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: The notch on my pulley was also...

:iagree:

The notch on my pulley was also miles away from the SAFE arrow. It was otherwise in good, serviceable condition so I created a new mark in the correct position. It's inexplicable why it...
Forum: Social Forum 31st December 2021, 10:34
Replies: 63
Views: 2,103
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Note also that the drivers of the...

:wot:

Note also that the drivers of the Defenders drove slowly with little or no bow wave. :angel: They do have large ground clearance on their side though being built for the job. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 16:25
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: You can order a Duraprene gasket...

:iagree:

You can order a Duraprene gasket from JP Automatic Transmissions. The part no. is N2282503.

JPAT are a blue chip automatic gearbox parts and reconditioning specialist which I have used...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 16:17
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By SD1too
Hello Vlad, You've asked this question in a...

Hello Vlad,

You've asked this question in a new thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=317025) which is the right thing to do. Tagging it onto another thread is not...
Forum: Items Wanted 30th December 2021, 11:11
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stewart, I don't want to labour the point...

Hi Stewart,

I don't want to labour the point because you're obviously knowledgable and experienced but the KV6 in the 2.0 litre Rover 75 and in the MG ZT 180 & 190 uses different camshafts to your...
Forum: Items Wanted 29th December 2021, 08:39
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
:wot: The service tools will answer all your...

:wot:
The service tools will answer all your earlier questions Stewart. Laser and Sealey kits should still be obtainable.

Before you begin though, if your second hand heads have camshafts fitted,...
Forum: Items Wanted 28th December 2021, 16:03
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
I have consulted RAVE too and Stewart is correct;...

I have consulted RAVE too and Stewart is correct; there is no mention of discarding the cylinder head bolts and routinely fitting new ones for both the 1.8 K series and the KV6. If you find one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By SD1too
Yes Leyton, automatic transmission fluid is...

Yes Leyton, automatic transmission fluid is specified and correct for your power steering system.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2021, 11:14
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By SD1too
Brahim, You could also try contacting X-Part...

Brahim,

You could also try contacting X-Part in the UK directly as LPF 101290 is still listed by them.

+ 44 116 296 7888
communications@xpart.co.uk

They probably won't be back at work until...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 20:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By SD1too
Try Keith Gott (post no. 14) Brahim. Simon

Try Keith Gott (post no. 14) Brahim.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2021, 09:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By SD1too
Hi Chris, You have a range of evidence here...

Hi Chris,

You have a range of evidence here which we need to consider carefully.

The battery drain could be caused by the alarm and windscreen wipers activity. As Billy advised, remove the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th December 2021, 08:40
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By SD1too
Website: Damen en Kroes...

Website: Damen en Kroes (https://www.damenenkroes.nl)
e-mail: info@damenenkroes.nl
Telephone: + 31 411 688 088

You will need to contact them for a price Brahim and it will be full retail....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th December 2021, 19:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By SD1too
Hi Brahim, LPF101290 is available from Damen...

Hi Brahim,

LPF101290 is available from Damen en Kroes in the Netherlands. Keith Gott in the UK has the Land Rover version for just over £200.

Rimmer's site says this is superseeded by 291 but...
Forum: Items Wanted 26th December 2021, 18:43
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Also Stewart, that's not a good idea. As well as...

Also Stewart, that's not a good idea. As well as providing protection against freezing, antifreeze also contains corrosion inhibitors for the aluminium engine which of course are required all the...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th December 2021, 21:02
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
This appears to be engraved INA which is strong...

This appears to be engraved INA which is strong evidence that it's the original. In that event it, and very likely the idler wheel too, would have covered 123,000 miles since they appear not to have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2021, 17:07
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By SD1too
Daz, Remove the wiper motor connector and...

Daz,

Remove the wiper motor connector and place your voltmeter's red probe on the loom pin 3 (RLG wire) and the black probe to earth. Turn on the ignition and select slow speed wipers. Do you see...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th December 2021, 16:54
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
As xsport says, it would be wise to renew both...

As xsport says, it would be wise to renew both the tensioner pulley and the idler pulley at the current mileage of 123k. My originals were running roughly at 90k, yours have covered at least 123k -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 16:44
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By SD1too
Hi Jim, Don't forget that the colour you see...

Hi Jim,

Don't forget that the colour you see on your computer screen won't be the same as the colour of the mat viewed in daylight. I'd ask for a swatch before committing yourself.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 11:59
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By SD1too
Hello Rog, I am but an elementary student of...

Hello Rog,

I am but an elementary student of the 75/ZT interior but I do have a 2002 Monogram brochure from which I can offer the following observations which may help you identify your seats.
...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th December 2021, 11:33
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stewart, From your description of the...

Hi Stewart,

From your description of the hydraulic tensioner I'd say there's nothing wrong with it.

The associated pulley has an Allen head adjusting screw which, when loosened, allows the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2021, 08:51
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By SD1too
What you need Ian is what's known as a Merino...

What you need Ian is what's known as a Merino wool "base layer" from Cotswold Outdoor or similar. On top of that add a T-shirt, a thick sleeved shirt and old woollen jumper and trousers. A hat is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2021, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jim, Please don't spoil your beautiful...

Hello Jim,

Please don't spoil your beautiful aubergine leather interior with burgundy or sandstone carpet mats. Refurbishment is better than replacement with second best. Have you tried cleaning...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th December 2021, 08:12
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
One point of interest will be whether the...

One point of interest will be whether the tensioner pulley was adjusted properly.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 09:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Richard for your perspective...

Thanks very much Richard for your perspective from across the pond! :} My source of information was the Concise Oxford English Dictionary which also lists the verb pry as "another term for prise"...
Forum: Items Wanted 23rd December 2021, 08:55
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Excellent observations Stewart. You're on the way...

Excellent observations Stewart. You're on the way to deducing the cause of the breakage. I await your further evidence with much interest. :}

Long term readers won't be surprised to hear that I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 17:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: :laughing2: :laughing2: Simon

:laughing2: :laughing2: :laughing2:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 08:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
:wot: You're absolutely right Steve! Order...

:wot:

You're absolutely right Steve! Order via that eBay listing and it arrives the next morning by FedEx at no extra charge.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 21st December 2021, 08:07
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for an excellent report Stewart. I'm...

Thanks for an excellent report Stewart. I'm pleased to see that you're thinking positively.

Maybe, but I'd stick with the heads you know.

When you expose the front of the engine, a photo would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2021, 20:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
It's the American spelling Ian. Prise is...

It's the American spelling Ian. Prise is preferred! :D

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 20th December 2021, 20:12
Replies: 80
Views: 3,364
Posted By SD1too
What have you found so far Stewart? Was it your...

What have you found so far Stewart? Was it your diagnosis or the AA's? I'd be very interested to know the service history and in particular the mileage covered by the tensioner and idler pulleys.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2021, 19:11
Replies: 43
Views: 4,248
Posted By SD1too
It's a while now since I was active in...

It's a while now since I was active in electronics Maninder but a "voltage limiter" is how I would describe that circuit. I don't see any reason to replace that descriptive, accurate and unambiguous...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2021, 18:56
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
Not necessarily Billy. If you look again at the...

Not necessarily Billy. If you look again at the photo, imagine a possible break in the circular seal surrounding the coolant port which creates a passage between coolant and no. 5 cylinder intake. In...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2021, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
:eek: You certainly should not have solids in...

:eek:
You certainly should not have solids in your coolant. I would avoid that particular "workshop" in future.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2021, 14:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
Update

This fluid is now obtainable from Southern Lubricants on 0845 500 5767 and is made in the UK!

Update
I phoned Southern Lubricants but they were worried about my geographical distance from their...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 19:11
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Gunnar. It's virtually certain that the...

Thanks Gunnar. It's virtually certain that the workshop doesn't know about the official MG Rover procedure for the KV6 (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1547805&postcount=15)....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 18:56
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
You're absolutely right Billy! It goes back...

You're absolutely right Billy!

It goes back to before the age of transverse engines. The front of the engine is always where the crankshaft pulley is.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 17:49
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
Sonnet has a 2.5 litre KV6 Rob. ;) Simon

Sonnet has a 2.5 litre KV6 Rob. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 16:15
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehostin...

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/101861be0827438f3.jpg

In this photo of a LH bank inlet manifold gasket the circular port at the bottom right carries coolant. You can also see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 16:06
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
Hello Gunnar, I agree with Colvert, the...

Hello Gunnar,

I agree with Colvert, the evidence you've presented points to air in the cooling system. Has it been drained and refilled recently?

It would also be worth activating the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 15:55
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
First of all thanks for the videos, they are very...

First of all thanks for the videos, they are very good. The coolant almost looks as if it's seeping out of a joint and forming a droplet doesn't it.

Your discovery of a smell of petrol in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 09:08
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By SD1too
Just to prevent any misunderstanding, it's the...

Just to prevent any misunderstanding, it's the later design of fuel filter which is prone to separation.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 09:01
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SD1too
Calum, If the second key has had a new...

Calum,

If the second key has had a new aftermarket case fitted, these frequently have the two shoulders missing which hold the transponder tightly in its box. If this is a possibility, carefully...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 15:17
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By SD1too
You were teasing me then Ron. :oh you: Simon

You were teasing me then Ron. :oh you:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 12:43
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By SD1too
It's very unlikely to be the pump Malcolm. They...

It's very unlikely to be the pump Malcolm. They are extremely reliable. If you have measured low pressure then check that the filter canister hasn't loosened and that it has the "orange clip" fitted....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th December 2021, 12:40
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ron, You will get a much longer life from...

Hi Ron,

You will get a much longer life from your battery by keeping it fully charged at home using a smart charger. Letting it slowly discharge to the point where you have to use your Noco will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 08:57
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By SD1too
Great pictures Steve, thanks. Simon

Great pictures Steve, thanks.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2021, 19:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tim, Changing the water pump as...

Hi Tim,

Changing the water pump as pre-emptive maintenance could lead you to fall on your sword. The factory fitted item is good quality and durable; many aftermarket replacements are not. "If it...
Forum: Social Forum 15th December 2021, 19:16
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
Star Hobson

It is more important to concentrate our minds on what could have been done to prevent the murder of sixteen month old Star Hobson.

Today we learn that her babysitter "who was present on the day...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 20:33
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave (aka Bernard), Whilst perusing...

Hello Dave (aka Bernard),

Whilst perusing RAVE for another member I came across this which you might like to try.

"If the rolling codes do become out of synchronisation, there is a simple...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 20:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By SD1too
Your questions answered Stefan

I bought and fitted a Gates kit, so ...

No.
Yes, coiled like a relaxing python. No twisting or hairpin bends.
No, but shelf life is not a concern. The belts will last 20 years in service so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 20:04
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SD1too
Unless it's coincidence. The immobilisation...

Unless it's coincidence. The immobilisation section of RAVE talks about communication with the transponder being required for engine starting but there's no mention of keeping it running. Why should...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 17:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By SD1too
:D I agree, silicone spray is excellent stuff,...

:D
I agree, silicone spray is excellent stuff, just so long as it's lubricated!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 17:45
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SD1too
Ah, thanks for pointing that out Calum. Let's...

Ah, thanks for pointing that out Calum. Let's carry on for the moment as Animesis hasn't logged-on for two days since he posted his question.

We'll have to try to find out if the transponder in...
Forum: Social Forum 14th December 2021, 17:38
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
Another avoidable loss of life

Hello Maninder,

Today we hear of yet another child who has lost her life:

"Family members and friends made five referrals to Bradford City Council between January and September 2020 ..."
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 13:31
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By SD1too
It's a pleasure. A pair is needed. That...

It's a pleasure. A pair is needed.

That needs looking into separately. Remove the two 8mm screws holding on the engine top acoustic cover and peer into the 'V' using a powerful torch. Can you see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 12:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By SD1too
Ah thanks Ron, as indicated by the screwdriver...

Ah thanks Ron, as indicated by the screwdriver tip in Steve's final photograph!

Anything which moves in and out when pulling the lever requires greasing in my view. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 12:17
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By SD1too
Andrew, Whoever you choose to renew your...

Andrew,

Whoever you choose to renew your timing belts, make sure that they have the unique adaptor plates for the MG 190 (and 180) engines. These aren't normally included in the commercial timing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2021, 12:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By SD1too
The reason that some people have trouble with the...

The reason that some people have trouble with the bonnet release system is that it hasn't been lubricated.
The white plastic tips of the strikers (which I think is what Steve is calling "half...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 11:46
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SD1too
Hi Calum, Thanks for the extra information...

Hi Calum,

Thanks for the extra information and photograph of the engine immobilised symbol.

Just to clarify, you mention "Dad's car". Does the key fob which was crushed in the door belong to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 09:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By SD1too
My guide to brake pipe renewal...

My guide to brake pipe renewal (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1061547&postcount=7)

You'll find a technical description of exactly what you need in this Ben. Automec...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 08:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By SD1too
I agree Dave, but that's what RAVE describes (see...

I agree Dave, but that's what RAVE describes (see my post no. 17 for details) but without giving any reasoning. :shrug:

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 20:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By SD1too
When you get it open Tom, grease the moving parts...

When you get it open Tom, grease the moving parts of the cable splitter box on the OSF inner wing. Remove the latch for cleaning in Gunk and re-lubricate. Check the two strikers for adjustment and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 16:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By SD1too
:confused: :shrug: As my earlier post...

:confused: :shrug:
As my earlier post explained, there isn't a problem with E10 so diesel and petrol engines are equally lovable.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 14:26
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By SD1too
Hi Vincent, Thanks for the recommendation....

Hi Vincent,

Thanks for the recommendation. How long ago did you buy them please? Did you modify them in any way? Unfortunately there are no photographs of the inside.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2021, 09:59
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dave, It's a minefield. Would you...

Hi Dave,

It's a minefield.

Would you believe I've had one with the triangular tips missing from the PCB clips making it completely useless (the seller tried to avoid refunding me but eBay...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 08:41
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SD1too
Can you describe or photograph exactly what the...

Can you describe or photograph exactly what the screen is displaying please Calum? Hopefully we'll then be able to advise.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2021, 08:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By SD1too
Yes but, as Paul points out, that's only because...

Yes but, as Paul points out, that's only because MGR are not there to ask!

Mick; on the ACEA website, look up Land Rover, which of course includes the K series 1.8 and KV6 used in the 75/ZT, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2021, 17:06
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By SD1too
Only with the diesels Shaun. I think it becomes...

Only with the diesels Shaun. I think it becomes important when the in-tank "lift" pump fails but I'm open to correction by the diesel experts on that.

With the petrol engines you can let the tank...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 13:47
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
The temperature shouldn't reach 99˚ when the...

The temperature shouldn't reach 99˚ when the car's moving Billy. If it is, then I suspoect a poor seal somewhere. Fit the new expansion tank cap when it arrives and test again.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By SD1too
Lewis, I'd be interested to know if your...

Lewis, I'd be interested to know if your quiescent current reduces when you unplug the windscreen wiper motor (as mine does). You'll find the connector after lifting the OS plenum cover.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 11:18
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By SD1too
I don't know of any others Dan, in fact I thought...

I don't know of any others Dan, in fact I thought that tool was completely unobtainable now.

Some time ago a club member made one from scratch and posted a proper engineering drawing of his design...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2021, 11:07
Replies: 64
Views: 9,713
Posted By SD1too
You're quite correct Paul. They are Connoisseurs...

You're quite correct Paul. They are Connoisseurs with options but not SE specification.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 10:55
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your helpful description Billy. ...

Thanks for your helpful description Billy.

I'd suspect that the expansion tank cap is venting coolant so it's back to the basic checks:

Is the running temperature in the low nineties (except...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 10:39
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Well said Ian, but we will. Exactly...

:wot:
Well said Ian, but we will.

Exactly Ian. It's not difficult. One wise interviewee suggested these:

Show me your fridge and the food you're giving him.
Ask him to take off his shirt to...
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 10:28
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
So it's time for an emergency debate so that our...

So it's time for an emergency debate so that our MPs can legislate to tackle this problem so that an "Arthur" doesn't happen again.

Now watch how that doesn't happen.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 11th December 2021, 10:22
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
I quote from the BBC News website: He was...

I quote from the BBC News website:

He was seen by social workers just two months before his death but they concluded there were "no safeguarding concerns".

How can that be a result of "severe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 10:10
Replies: 82
Views: 4,300
Posted By SD1too
No it isn't Billy. Are those the only two...

No it isn't Billy.

Are those the only two droplets you're seeing? They look extremely red.
Is the expansion tank level noticeably decreasing?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2021, 09:54
Replies: 43
Views: 4,248
Posted By SD1too
:wot: This is correct. Did you mean to...

:wot:
This is correct.

Did you mean to write "is it"?

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2021, 09:04
Replies: 41
Views: 2,535
Posted By SD1too
Hi David, After you've replaced the broken...

Hi David,

After you've replaced the broken cable, I'd suggest the following maintenance to lessen the chances of this happening again.

Grease the slider in the cable splitter box on the OS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2021, 09:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,248
Posted By SD1too
Question "Clipped"

It sounds to me as if MarkS is quoting from some gobbledegook written by the solar charger seller. :rolleyes:

:wot:
Indeed it is and by definition it applies to an a.c. waveform which would not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2021, 08:37
Replies: 51
Views: 3,482
Posted By SD1too
Ah yes. :cool: In darkness I stopped on a quiet...

Ah yes. :cool: In darkness I stopped on a quiet street, got out of the car and carried out a visual alignment check. Not ideal by any means but the best I could do. I couldn't detect any headlamp aim...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2021, 08:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By SD1too
Clarification

It was David (b152krz), not the OP, who raised the question of mixture and he was referring to a claim in "something" he'd read. He also referred to his own car but without saying which one; diesel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2021, 21:21
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By SD1too
What a fantastic write-up though! Simon

What a fantastic write-up though!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 20:54
Replies: 51
Views: 3,482
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Glenn. :D Ahh, that Volvo P1800 was...

Thanks Glenn. :D Ahh, that Volvo P1800 was product placement before the term was invented.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 20:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
Before this thread is closed I'd like to point...

Before this thread is closed I'd like to point out that, according to the responses so far, and there are 25 of them, the BBC has got it right.

My post about poor Arthur hasn't received a single...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 17:13
Replies: 51
Views: 3,482
Posted By SD1too
Thumbs up The happy ending!

Well, Fiona's Dad's car is fixed! Let's remind ourselves of the diagnosis by the garage in France:



The only reason that the expansion tank was "leaking" was because the garage overfilled it....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 12:00
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, You say that it only happens in the...

Hi Bob,

You say that it only happens in the morning, i.e. after a literally cold start. It's under those conditions that any engine tuning defects show their ugly face. So if I were in your shoes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 08:51
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By SD1too
Don't panic Bob. Wait and see if it happens again...

Don't panic Bob. Wait and see if it happens again before considering an investigation. :}

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2021, 08:45
Replies: 67
Views: 2,351
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Yes, for example the scandalous...

:wot:

Yes, for example the scandalous incompetence of Social Services who failed to rescue Arthur and many other children before him.

It's not only the BBC Steve, it's popular journalism. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2021, 08:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Steve for re-posting your...

Thanks very much Steve for re-posting your photographs with the very helpful graphics.

In the other thread, post 9 is purely academic and doesn't offer an alternative way of moving the very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 12:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By SD1too
I thought that someone would say that! For my...

I thought that someone would say that! For my explanation, please read on.

Steve has labelled image 2 as illustrating loosening with an open ended spanner but the photograph doesn't show that....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2021, 08:19
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By SD1too
I'd call it incompetent David! :laughing2: ...

I'd call it incompetent David! :laughing2:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 08:09
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By SD1too
Here you go Jack: Jamie's details and...

Here you go Jack:

Jamie's details and location (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/member.php?u=31100)

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 07:55
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the photos Steve. Although I couldn't...

Thanks for the photos Steve. Although I couldn't see the gap between your nut and plate that I was hoping for, I went out to the garage straight away to have another go at one of the original...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By SD1too
That's ok Steve. Before the weekend would be good...

That's ok Steve. Before the weekend would be good though as that's when the car is being collected by its owner. :}

Has anyone else tried it yet? Whilst lots of debate and views are interesting,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Yes, that's my interpretation of the...

:iagree:
Yes, that's my interpretation of the instruction too.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By SD1too
Unfortunately David I suspect that what you've...

Unfortunately David I suspect that what you've read contains a misunderstanding by the writer. The air:fuel ratio (mixture) must remain constant at all times. The extra load placed on the engine by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 08:28
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By SD1too
Correction

Sorry Lee, this is incorrect. The external temperature sensor signal is received by the instrument pack then passed on to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning ECU via the BCU on the K-bus....
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