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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2019, 21:18
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By T-Cut
I guess you'll be looking for something like this...

I guess you'll be looking for something like this (which in this case is a fluorescent coolant dye under UV).

https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4fef/2xfnayjlipeblll6g.jpg

(That's a ball point...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2019, 21:13
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By T-Cut
There are several apparently:...

There are several apparently: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=189409


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2019, 21:41
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By T-Cut
This is how the bulbs fit in the Mk1 headlamps: ...

This is how the bulbs fit in the Mk1 headlamps:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a3cd/xfyw4280s77xgki6g.jpg

and for the Mk2:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7e5b/a8d574jcqdco1am6g.jpg
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2019, 09:44
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By T-Cut
A badly fitted port seal doesn't cause low fuel...

A badly fitted port seal doesn't cause low fuel pressure. I suspect the reason was FFS (Fuel Filter Syndrome), which results from a slackening of the filter module cap from the main body. Pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th July 2019, 18:53
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By T-Cut
If all this is so, then there should be fuel at...

If all this is so, then there should be fuel at the Schrader valve. How did you verify the filter module hasn't separated? It doesn't have to be in two halves for FFS to raise its head. If there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 15:56
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By T-Cut
You'll get the most comfy ride from a 75 rather...

You'll get the most comfy ride from a 75 rather than a ZT, which has a stiffer suspension. The 75 is cream on wheels. As to the optimal engine, well the petrol engines are quieter than the diesel for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2019, 19:28
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By T-Cut
Here's a famous foto of a typical ten year old...

Here's a famous foto of a typical ten year old 75/ZT condenser. You can be almost sure it will look like this if you touch the fins. I'd believe the aircon man.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2019, 09:19
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By T-Cut
Maybe worth checking for wiring failure. The...

Maybe worth checking for wiring failure. The headlamps harness tends to get chafed though by the body seam on the offside wheel arch.


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c1fe/1bwuk0igo872o156g.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2019, 09:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By T-Cut
The buyer feedback says they're chromed plastic. ...

The buyer feedback says they're chromed plastic.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 22:02
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
It's starting to look like the maximum readout...

It's starting to look like the maximum readout for a 'full' tank is 57 litres, whether or not there's actually more in the tank. If I had to guess, I'd say this is the default figure for both...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 21:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
Did you notice the Test 6.0 readouts? Did they...

Did you notice the Test 6.0 readouts? Did they tally with 57 litres?


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th July 2019, 19:20
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By T-Cut
I'd say the electro-adjuster has stuck or seized....

I'd say the electro-adjuster has stuck or seized. It's fairly common and may require gaining access to the internal gubbins. If so, it means separating the front lens after cooking the lamps at 100C...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 22:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
OK, cheers. The variation between the Test 6.0...

OK, cheers.
The variation between the Test 6.0 and Test 1_6.2 is interesting. In your case Test 6.0 is always larger.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By T-Cut
I assume so, that's how I noticed it. TC

I assume so, that's how I noticed it.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 15:17
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
OK, here's a synopsis of results so far. What...

OK, here's a synopsis of results so far. What these show is the probability that Test 6.1 is not part of the analytics and can be ignored.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th July 2019, 12:53
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By T-Cut
I noticed my headlamps 'self-test' only happens...

I noticed my headlamps 'self-test' only happens every few startups, never at each one. Anyone...?


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 11:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
It's becoming clear that the Diagnostic Routine...

It's becoming clear that the Diagnostic Routine HowTo for Section 6 needs a complete overhaul. As I comment in the write-up, there are too many differences being thrown up to trust the instructions....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2019, 09:37
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By T-Cut
Hello Glenn, The answer to this question is...

Hello Glenn,
The answer to this question is no. The relative beam angles between the main beam and the low beam is fixed by the internal construction of the lamp. Both bulbs (or for Xenons, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 22:25
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By T-Cut
It might be due to wear on the float rheostat...

It might be due to wear on the float rheostat windings causing a high resistance in the mid-range. This is discussed in the other thread I linked to above:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 22:21
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By T-Cut
Regarding the use of Diagnostic Mode for...

Regarding the use of Diagnostic Mode for reporting fuel tank data, there's another thread discussing this very topic, so it would be really useful if you would copy/paste the stuff you've posted here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2019, 11:55
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
Quite probably, though I think any wear needs a...

Quite probably, though I think any wear needs a pretty high mileage to become apparent. I guess a diesel system will wear more slowly than a petrol one.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2019, 15:43
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
So, I had a look at the float rheostats on my...

So, I had a look at the float rheostats on my spare pump and filter modules to see if there is any wear and tear on the windings. They both actually look pretty good as you'll see in these photos....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 18:34
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
At last, a clear reason for faulty gauge readings...

At last, a clear reason for faulty gauge readings and your earlier strange results. It confirms the basic recipe that the prefix 1- or 2- indicates rheostat condition as 'on' of 'off', but not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th July 2019, 14:28
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
@Typhoon190 You could be right and my write-up...

@Typhoon190
You could be right and my write-up is wrong. I've never been convinced that I understood Section 6 properly and it hasn't been 'translated' from BMW to MGR correctly. That's why we need...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 21:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
Many thanks for your input. We need as many...

Many thanks for your input. We need as many readings as possible to try and get this part of the Diagnostic Routine understood.

This is very interesting. We see two different ways of reporting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2019, 19:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
According to the write-up, Test 6.0 shows...

According to the write-up,

Test 6.0 shows each side volume as abcxyz

Test 6.1 shows the tank total as 'ABC' which is (abc + xyz)
Test 6.2 shows each tank side 'abcxyz' unless there's a fault...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2019, 20:47
Replies: 62
Views: 3,284
Posted By T-Cut
Scroll down the PCP102532SS page and read...

Scroll down the PCP102532SS page and read 'Product Description'.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2019, 20:40
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By T-Cut
You'll never polish out any significant scratches...

You'll never polish out any significant scratches in glass using T-Cut. By significant, I mean anything you can detect with your fingernail. I suppose if the glass is just slightly 'misty' due to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2019, 19:48
Replies: 34
Views: 1,216
Posted By T-Cut
That's really useful input for refining the...

That's really useful input for refining the Diagnostic Routine HowTo and valuable extra data on the Test 6.2 section. It really does need lots of checks and observations like this to fill in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2019, 08:41
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By T-Cut
This sort of noise is also typically related to...

This sort of noise is also typically related to wear of the lower suspension arm ('wishbone') components. Perhaps the most common is the collapse of the rear bush. Another common wear point is the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2019, 18:22
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By T-Cut
The catalytic converter got up to operating...

The catalytic converter got up to operating temperature.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2019, 10:33
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By T-Cut
The Handbook describes two battery warnings, but...

The Handbook describes two battery warnings, but both are in red.
There's a 'Charge Fault' warning for the main battery and a 'Battery Low' warning for the key handset battery. The icons also show...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 10:31
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By T-Cut
Probably. There's only ever been this single...

Probably. There's only ever been this single diagram published, so we must assume it applies to both fuel systems. The single pump diesel will have a field resistance in the same ballpark as earlier...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 10:24
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By T-Cut
I suspect it's also possible to position the...

I suspect it's also possible to position the mounting flange slightly wrong, which sends the float sideways.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 20:52
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By T-Cut
The clock hands are just press-fitted onto the...

The clock hands are just press-fitted onto the spindles, but you'll have to access the face by removing the dash fascia panel. It's pretty straight forward once you know how. There are threads...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd June 2019, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By T-Cut
The levels in each side of the tank are normally...

The levels in each side of the tank are normally balanced by the in-tank venturi pumps. See this for details: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=108535

I can't see how long...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 19:23
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By T-Cut
Failed pumps are rare, but everything fails...

Failed pumps are rare, but everything fails eventually. However, I reckon there are more likely causes. You mentiaon there's no pump noise, so check that first by getting an assistant to turn on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 17:29
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By T-Cut
Do you mean you only noticed this effect recently...

Do you mean you only noticed this effect recently or has the rate definitely changed? My juice also seems to go faster from the full to two thirds full mark than the rest. I put it down to the way...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 17:28
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By T-Cut
Did you actually check the oil level after the...

Did you actually check the oil level after the service? Maybe it was half a litre short from the start?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 09:51
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By T-Cut
Ah, you need an old sweeping brush shaft.;) ...

Ah, you need an old sweeping brush shaft.;)


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By T-Cut
JB Weld say so. There are lots of epoxy types...

JB Weld say so. There are lots of epoxy types around, with Araldite virtually starting the game so it's the one everybody thinks about. However, they've introduced so many Araldite variations over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 21:09
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By T-Cut
For best quality stick, get GENIUINE 3M brand....

For best quality stick, get GENIUINE 3M brand. Lots on eBay (and some fake 3M too).



TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 21:04
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By T-Cut
Also my easy way (post 2) here:...

Also my easy way (post 2) here: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=175


Also helps with removing them.;)


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 19:21
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By T-Cut
The first thing to do is find out which type is...

The first thing to do is find out which type is fitted, 3-speed or 2-speed. If it's the original factory fitted fan, it's likely 3-speed. However, many failed fans have been replaced with the later...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 17:50
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By T-Cut
If you do require a new fan unit, I'd avoid...

If you do require a new fan unit, I'd avoid buying a second hand one.

Rimmer: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-PGG100932

and:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 20:31
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By T-Cut
I plan to do a system pressure test shortly, so...

I plan to do a system pressure test shortly, so how would I go about this?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 18:45
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By T-Cut
I was thinking of having the sectional exhaust...

I was thinking of having the sectional exhaust fitted first by a garage, then it will allow you to remove sections as required to do the other stuff. A newly fitted sectional system should dismount...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 14:54
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By T-Cut
Can you ask a local garage to fit the parts for...

Can you ask a local garage to fit the parts for you? You'll find it extremly difficult using ramps.
TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 12:58
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By T-Cut
You won't find any joints in the factory fitted...

You won't find any joints in the factory fitted system. They were one piece. Rimmer's parts listing is for exhaust system replacement, which is done in sections. So, replacing just the tail end or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 13:13
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By T-Cut
The diagnostics socket is under the edge of the...

The diagnostics socket is under the edge of the dash near the driver's right knee. It's a double row, 8 - 8, as shown above.

Are you planning to use TOAF? If so there are lots of suitable OBD to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 13:04
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By T-Cut
This shows MGR's wheel/tyre specs: ...

This shows MGR's wheel/tyre specs:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/52c7/8i2wwhnbw7cfslb6g.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 20:46
Replies: 81
Views: 2,495
Posted By T-Cut
@vitesse Indeed so. But if you have to replace...

@vitesse
Indeed so. But if you have to replace the complete fan assembly, you need access behind the aircon pipes.;)

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 19:26
Replies: 81
Views: 2,495
Posted By T-Cut
You follow something like this:...

You follow something like this: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=86328

That's a diesel, but everything you'll need to know is the same.

Note that fitting a new fan system...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 20:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, but it also says click here for alternative,...

Yes, but it also says click here for alternative, which gives: https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/engine-mounts/products/pre-order-lower-engine-mount-v6-rover-75-mg-zt-kkh101383


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 15:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By T-Cut
It's referred to as the lower engine mount. The...

It's referred to as the lower engine mount. The diesel needs a good quality mount or it won't last too long. The best recommendation is to get one of these:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By T-Cut
Oh dear. Shades of RG I fear (?) TC

Oh dear. Shades of RG I fear (?)


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 16:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By T-Cut
The person named there isn't the one who started...

The person named there isn't the one who started Tazo on ebay, so it does look like there's been a change and Tazo's name has gone.

EDIT: He is/was a member here for a short time. Click:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 16:11
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By T-Cut
My observations and experience tell me, the...

My observations and experience tell me, the quietest systems are the ones MGR fitted at the factory. Meeting that standard is expensive and was reflected in the prices Xpart charged (and may still be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 11:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By T-Cut
OK. That's the one-man operation that offered...

OK. That's the one-man operation that offered many of the Chinese 'Roewe' type parts and introduced a number of stainless steel and alloy connectors for the 75/ZT cooling system.
He used to have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 10:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By T-Cut
Do you mean the Polish company Tazu, who...

Do you mean the Polish company Tazu, who introduced the metal slave cylinder or the UK based Tazo? As I understand it, Tazu is/was latterly supplying Xpart with clutch cylinders. I believe Tazo is a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2019, 10:13
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By T-Cut
In my experience, the hit-it type punch and the...

In my experience, the hit-it type punch and the press-it type punch are equally accurate - but it all depends if drilling accuracy is vital. For rough work, I always use the hit-it punch. For...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 19:59
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By T-Cut
Ah, I couldn't tell from the gigaphotos. Anyway...

Ah, I couldn't tell from the gigaphotos.
Anyway saloon owners note.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 17:52
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By T-Cut
From what I've read, fatigue like that can be...

From what I've read, fatigue like that can be caused by the spring-loaded lid lifting modification. Several threads discuss the problem, so if there's no springs now, was there in the past? I must...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 12:25
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By T-Cut
Hi Blink, Yes tried that without effect....

Hi Blink,
Yes tried that without effect. However, I've just given temporary permission for all the scripts running on Rimmers site (there are 14) and the diagrams have come back. So, it'll be a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By T-Cut
Can you guys actually see Rimmer's diagrams 'cos...

Can you guys actually see Rimmer's diagrams 'cos I can't. It's annoyed me for months.

All I get these days is the parts listing on the RHS of the page. The associated diagrams are always missing....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 17:53
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By T-Cut
Indeed, but the hidden hole has the same bore as...

Indeed, but the hidden hole has the same bore as the head bleed pipes and is permanently open. There's no reason why it should block there than anywhere else in the line. In fact from all the reports...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 14:25
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By T-Cut
Here's what RAVE says about refilling the KV6....

Here's what RAVE says about refilling the KV6. It's from an on-line graphics to text service.

(The lower hose has been disconnected to drain the system).

1. Reconnect bottom hose to radiator...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 14:15
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By T-Cut
It does, but it doesn't prevent the head bleed...

It does, but it doesn't prevent the head bleed from working. There's a larger drilling from the same pipe hidden to the left of the neck.


This view from inside the tank shows both holes. Number...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 18:57
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By T-Cut
Or how about the Teeter-Totter type:...

Or how about the Teeter-Totter type: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_NJ1iok3AE
Bet that's a lot of fun first time!:eek:

EDIT: But tie the dog up.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 20:42
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By T-Cut
Reminds me of a typical 'JML' gadget. (Remember...

Reminds me of a typical 'JML' gadget. (Remember to charge the battery next time.)
A spindly screwdriver jacking handle doesn't inspire confidence

But there are some jacking gizmos on UTube I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 13:07
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By T-Cut
Spencer, your mailbox is full. TC

Spencer, your mailbox is full.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 18:39
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By T-Cut
The Premium bumper is removed exactly like the...

The Premium bumper is removed exactly like the standard Mk2 bumper. Can't guess what the 'wingnut' is, but it should become clear to you when you get down to it.
There are lots of discussions and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By T-Cut
The important clue is the temperature gauge...

The important clue is the temperature gauge falling to the Off position. That's from the loss of signal from the sensor. Because it doesn't 'know' the engine temperature, the ECU responds by tripping...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 12:10
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By T-Cut
Something to check before using an eBay resetter...

Something to check before using an eBay resetter gizmo. Apparently, some come with round connector pins and not the flat section pins needed by the diagnostics socket. There are reports here that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By T-Cut
You have an intermittant fault in the coolant...

You have an intermittant fault in the coolant temperature sensor wiring/connector. Vibration is the usual trigger for this, though I suppose the under bonnet temperature could play a part. Check the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 20:06
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By T-Cut
Personally, I'd wait till the superglue fix pops...

Personally, I'd wait till the superglue fix pops its clogs. It might last longer than anyone expects. I suspect the spindle will have a hard temper and difficult to do much with. Maybe not, but I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 09:10
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By T-Cut
It seems that Siemens have simplified the fan...

It seems that Siemens have simplified the fan attachment. A pressed-on fit using a metal ferrule (I think from your photo) makes it simpler/cheaper, functional but not replaceable. So, you have to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 18:57
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By T-Cut
Jees - Please, post up your own scientifically...

Jees - Please, post up your own scientifically correct and carefully measured photo so everyone knows and we can let it drop.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 15:46
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By T-Cut
Was it performing satisfactorily before the fan...

Was it performing satisfactorily before the fan came off? Looking at the size of the spindle, I'm a bit sceptical it has anything like the power/displacement rate of an OEM system. Is the fan the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 11:53
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By T-Cut
It looks similar to an MGR fan motor, but it's...

It looks similar to an MGR fan motor, but it's not. The field windings of the original motors are not exposed as shown here and it has has a mounting flange permanently attached to the spindle. This...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By T-Cut
I'm afraid I didn't take any measurements before...

I'm afraid I didn't take any measurements before taking the photo. But if you don't like mine why don't you post up your own photo? Or write up an official HowTo?

As to the expansion in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 16:45
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By T-Cut
Nit-picking. The photo shows the level...

Nit-picking.

The photo shows the level maybe 5mm above the Max marker. Convince me on physics, that it's overfilled. Other than it not toeing the party line, you can't.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 11:20
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By T-Cut
This is 'Full' ...

This is 'Full'


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b6d2/lksic0200nrw8wn6g.jpg

TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd June 2019, 19:58
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By T-Cut
The diesel's manual gearbox takes 1.4 litres. ...

The diesel's manual gearbox takes 1.4 litres.
The others aren't specified as such, so you would normally buy 'enough'.

For the brakes, a 1 litre of DOT4 should be ample, even being generous with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2019, 15:20
Replies: 81
Views: 2,495
Posted By T-Cut
Have a read through this and see if you have any...

Have a read through this and see if you have any further insight. The mechanics of the cap/tank are all accurate, but I suspect my interpretation needs a little more refining. Any new perspective is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 15:39
Replies: 81
Views: 2,495
Posted By T-Cut
It's the flat washer that 'seals' the tank. The...

It's the flat washer that 'seals' the tank. The o-rings serve a different purpose. Any 'rubber' ring will take up a temporary deformation, but it's still working. Only when the 'rubber' loses it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 14:55
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, I'd say so. It's too sloppy IMO and is a...

Yes, I'd say so. It's too sloppy IMO and is a sign of wear. New shafts don't slop, but on that alone I doubt yours are anywhere near failing.


That's a simple test you can use to check for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By T-Cut
From my experience at going LEDed, the only place...

From my experience at going LEDed, the only place worth fitting them is in the reverse lamps. No can-bus issues and they just work. Get the ultra bright Cree type and you'll actually see where you're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 15:29
Replies: 19
Views: 3,325
Posted By T-Cut
It's actually in A4, but pinted sideways and a...

It's actually in A4, but pinted sideways and a floppy softback. So very awkward to handle.
It's also an extracted version of RAVE. It has all the practical workshop content, but lacks anything from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 21:21
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By T-Cut
Assuming it has the later, replaceable filter...

Assuming it has the later, replaceable filter version, you can get the element kit (Part No: WFL000090) from eBay, Rimmer and no doubt places like EuroCarParts/CarParts4Less.

Ensure it has the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2019, 15:32
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By T-Cut
A Typical ten year old 75/ZT condenser - - - ...

A Typical ten year old 75/ZT condenser - - -


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DknQrXGwLsA/VWA_rzQ-kNI/AAAAAAAASvg/iSES715gNSM/w702-h527-no/upload_-1

Apparently.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2019, 12:04
Replies: 81
Views: 2,495
Posted By T-Cut
Hello Phil, Thought I'd jump in here because...

Hello Phil,
Thought I'd jump in here because some important points you made earlier haven't been addressed. So, I'll chuck in my observations.



Unless you have a very rare 2-speed setup, you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 15:35
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By T-Cut
It seems rather heavy duty and looks like a DIY...

It seems rather heavy duty and looks like a DIY addition to me. Could be anything.



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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2019, 11:01
Replies: 38
Views: 2,202
Posted By T-Cut
https://i.chzbgr.com/full/8475439616/hBC7BAF87/ ...

https://i.chzbgr.com/full/8475439616/hBC7BAF87/

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 16:23
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By T-Cut
You need any cheap VAG COM type cable:...

You need any cheap VAG COM type cable: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_osacat=0&_odkw=Vag+com+cable&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Vag+com+cable+-genuine&_sacat=0

Open up the case and solder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 20:38
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By T-Cut
I believe some people have used dishwasher...

I believe some people have used dishwasher detergent/tablets, and indeed used the dishwasher itself.


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 20:12
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By T-Cut
I'd suggest you forget the vapour type pong...

I'd suggest you forget the vapour type pong bombs. These are basically air fresheners that mask odours, they don't actally clean anything away. The recommended type are bactericidal detergent...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 17:02
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By T-Cut
Do they come in large?;) TC

Do they come in large?;)


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 16:59
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By T-Cut
The original display is very faint. I couldn't...

The original display is very faint. I couldn't see mine in daylight at all, so I added extra backlighting. Not a fix for the faint hearted though. I was planning a HowTo but decided they weren't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2019, 16:53
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By T-Cut
Blimey! https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-S3SGAC1 ...

Blimey! https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-S3SGAC1


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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2019, 13:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By T-Cut
No, some late 2001 models have the dodgy filter...

No, some late 2001 models have the dodgy filter design, so checking which one you have is vital. You only need to remove the floor hatch to see the filter top. This will tell you whether to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 18:41
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By T-Cut
The big question is, does the world need a leap...

The big question is, does the world need a leap forward in petrol engine technology? Seems a bit too late.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 21:40
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By T-Cut
No it doesn't tell anything about the fuel...

No it doesn't tell anything about the fuel pressure, that's the point.

Post 5?


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2019, 21:35
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By T-Cut
The £16.99 annual subscriptions spread over a...

The £16.99 annual subscriptions spread over a typical ownership period makes the option look rather expensive to me. However, I don't mind reading books at all. In fact I prefer it when I'm doing in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 23:58
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, the later 2-speed system is P'n'P to the...

Yes, the later 2-speed system is P'n'P to the earlier 3-speed one. And while you're on eBay, you should also buy an uprated slow speed resistor. The one in the photo is the under-powered OEM one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By T-Cut
Assuming the bolts were torqued into the head...

Assuming the bolts were torqued into the head correctly and the thrads are clean, I'd say they will undo without shearing, however tight they are. On the other hand, if the threads are corroded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 11:31
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By T-Cut
All it tells you is that the engine isn't...

All it tells you is that the engine isn't starting. The pump runs for a short time at ignition on, but will stop if cranking doesn't start the engine. Loss of fuel delivery pressure caused by FFS...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2019, 10:08
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By T-Cut
Have you checked whether it has the Fabled Orange...

Have you checked whether it has the Fabled Orange Clip fitted to the fuel filter? If not, then fit one now.

If that doesn't fix the problem, you've al least eliminated the No1 cause of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 11:34
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By T-Cut
That's interesting. Can you post a video or photo...

That's interesting. Can you post a video or photo of this happening?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 18:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,741
Posted By T-Cut
So that's sooty as well as squealy. Don't know...

So that's sooty as well as squealy.
Don't know who made the original OEM pads, but they were always free from both and very good at it.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 18:36
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By T-Cut
The steel pipes to the front brakes are the most...

The steel pipes to the front brakes are the most vulnerable item in the whole car. The OEM pipes are pretty poor quality anyway, but in that location they're doomed.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 16:37
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By T-Cut
IMO, the brake pipes/hoses connections don't use...

IMO, the brake pipes/hoses connections don't use ferrules, which are slip on collars used in compression joints. And if they did, you wouldn't be able to see it. It sounds to me like the nut holding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 10:43
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By T-Cut
Something like this: ...

Something like this:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7e0a/k92u7b0scnq0rk26g.jpg

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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By T-Cut
Maybe this will help: Click:...

Maybe this will help:
Click: https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=22402


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 13:04
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By T-Cut
An interesting situation. What happened? ...

An interesting situation. What happened?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 15:29
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By T-Cut
The 1.8's Fuse 4 remains powered for exactly 5min...

The 1.8's Fuse 4 remains powered for exactly 5min after ignition off, so I'd guess all petrol models do.

Several parts of the system are the same. The overheat/heat soak cooling fan for example.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2019, 22:21
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By T-Cut
One part fits all, if that's what you mean by...

One part fits all, if that's what you mean by generic.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 11:36
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By T-Cut
The small bore pipe into the header tank is...

The small bore pipe into the header tank is primarily an air vent to clear any bubbles from the head and the upper corner of the radiator. It's not a formal part of the cooling circuit - at 8mm bore,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2019, 10:08
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By T-Cut
I'm pretty sure the Haynes manual explains how to...

I'm pretty sure the Haynes manual explains how to flush the cooling system. However you decide to do it, I'd advise against having the engine running during the flush. The cylinders must be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 22:19
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, one to and one from the heater matrix. ...

Yes, one to and one from the heater matrix.

There's one heater matrix mounted centrally supplying heated air to the distribution system. This receives hot air from the matrix and ambient...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 19:59
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By T-Cut
No, that won't flush the heater matrix. The only...

No, that won't flush the heater matrix. The only way is to disconnect the coolant hoses at some place (typically at the firewall) and jet through using a hosepipe.

According to your gauge needle,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th May 2019, 10:34
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By T-Cut
Any good quality screen wash will contain...

Any good quality screen wash will contain bactericide to prevent smells and slime formation. Some contain isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol (ethyl alcohol) which are both bactericidal....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 21:15
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By T-Cut
So how colder does it run? Remember there's...

So how colder does it run? Remember there's issues from running too cool as well too warm. You need to be running well above 80C to avoid over-fuelling and engine wear. Is the temperature gauge...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 10:12
Replies: 43
Views: 1,948
Posted By T-Cut
And requoted by Eldon Tyrell.;) TC

And requoted by Eldon Tyrell.;)


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th May 2019, 09:59
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By T-Cut
A voltage spike has corrupted the EEPROM in the...

A voltage spike has corrupted the EEPROM in the IPK and can only be fixed using T4 and know-how.

See:https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=184727


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By T-Cut
The ACEA specs should be taken as the minimum...

The ACEA specs should be taken as the minimum quality required. The other factors are more variable within reason. The Handbook has them all.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 11:33
Replies: 43
Views: 1,948
Posted By T-Cut
New engines 'run in' better using mineral based...

New engines 'run in' better using mineral based (non-synthetic) oils. If the plan is to lube an engine with fully synthetic oil, then only start using it after the 'running-in' period. I wonder how...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2019, 18:18
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By T-Cut
Have you fitted a HID insert to the high beam...

Have you fitted a HID insert to the high beam lamps?


EDIT: LEDs, I remember now.


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2019, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By T-Cut
Yes, that's the MGR schedule, every 15K miles or...

Yes, that's the MGR schedule, every 15K miles or annually which ever comes first.


That's my recollection of how it works. Once ignition is turned off, the resetting can't be restarted until 1k...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2019, 20:00
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By T-Cut
I reckon the last reset must have been done...

I reckon the last reset must have been done wrong, or was repeated 'just to make sure'. As I recall, the display will turn over through the servicing schedules if the reset is repeated before turning...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd April 2019, 10:42
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By T-Cut
The OAT debarcle was resolved technically years...

The OAT debarcle was resolved technically years ago when the old 2-EHA formula was replaced by 'rubber-friendly' inhibitors. Considering the vast number of aluminium engines with rubber and silicone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 16:31
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By T-Cut
Here's a big one:...

Here's a big one: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=204425


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 15:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By T-Cut
The other way around for sure. TC

The other way around for sure.


TC
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 10:52
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By T-Cut
I remember reading a report on an investigation...

I remember reading a report on an investigation into the efficiency of changing engine oil using a vacuum extractor compared with the conventional drain down. It's important because the car servicing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 16:18
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By T-Cut
There are quite a few threads on this. Basically,...

There are quite a few threads on this. Basically, it's an expensive alternative, but with a leak-free system can save costs over the long run (very long run I'd say). It's primarily a system used in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 23:34
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By T-Cut
If you take it to an aircon depot first, they...

If you take it to an aircon depot first, they ought to be able to diagnose any of the factors that will cause it not to operate. The chances are it simply needs a regas, but those other things are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2019, 20:00
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By T-Cut
Check that the low speed radiator fan works as it...

Check that the low speed radiator fan works as it should. The aircn system uses it to operate. Search for 'Demist Test' to find how to test it. If the fan doesn't work it'll need the low speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 22:00
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By T-Cut
You should be OK. A temperature of 112C is...

You should be OK. A temperature of 112C is considered to be within the 'normal' band. The gauge even wouldn't move until 115C-plus. And 120C is only just starting to get hot. I believe the light pops...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2019, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By T-Cut
They're technically equivalent. Whether it's...

They're technically equivalent. Whether it's specifically mentiond or not, they're both OAT (organic acid technology) type. These days, the vast proportion of new cars around the world come with OAT...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2019, 19:48
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By T-Cut
An important law of physics tell us that the...

An important law of physics tell us that the pressure of a fixed volume or gas rises as the temperature rises and falls as the temperature falls, such that pressure x volume equals a constant x...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2019, 10:26
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By T-Cut
I believe there are uprated alternatives for the...

I believe there are uprated alternatives for the large intercooler hose, but I've not come across aftermarket silicone hose sets specifically for the M47R. I think most owners needing replacements...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2019, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By T-Cut
There's no problem in doing this with the engine...

There's no problem in doing this with the engine cool, but there should be no movement of coolant to assess the pumping speed. It might rise and fall a little with the revs, but there's no visible...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2019, 19:09
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By T-Cut
Interesting observation, how did you check the...

Interesting observation, how did you check the pumping speed?


TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 20:13
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By T-Cut
I didn't have poor startups when the catalyst was...

I didn't have poor startups when the catalyst was broken. I don't think your poor starting issue is related to the catalyst. I believe the lambda sensors are not incorporated into the control system...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 16:21
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By T-Cut
I had a rattling sound, check engine light and a...

I had a rattling sound, check engine light and a similar O2 sensor code. This was the cause:


https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6ac0/n3cffc5dcipxn7a6g.jpg

That's the catalytic converter cut in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2019, 19:10
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By T-Cut
I've tried them and was broadly disappointed in...

I've tried them and was broadly disappointed in that the plastic sleeve almost shrivels up by the time the solder is properly melted. I rarely got as good a result as you see on the YouTube adverts. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 19:04
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By T-Cut
I haven't bought from that seller, but be aware...

I haven't bought from that seller, but be aware that the box you'll receive will most likely be a standard 'cylindrical' design and not the OEM clamshell shown in the listing. I've noticed a lot of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th April 2019, 19:08
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By T-Cut
I'd say so. Rimmer says the part applies on...

I'd say so.
Rimmer says the part applies on tourers '- to March 2004' which covers all years.
Elsewhere, (eg eBay) sellers list Part No DPP106010 for fitting tourers from 1999 - 2005.

TC
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 22:55
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By T-Cut
It certainly needs something. The proper stuff...

It certainly needs something. The proper stuff contains antioxidant/uv stabiliser and costs around for £40 a small bottle. Not many people will go that far so the polycarbonate will definitely be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 22:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By T-Cut
That doesn't sound right. The caps are the same...

That doesn't sound right. The caps are the same on all engines and no-one has ever reported what you describe. The cap has a simple one stage thread, no clicks, no second go. I'd suggest this cap has...
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