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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2022, 14:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By bigblue75
Looking to sort a poor handbrake, are TRW shoes...

Looking to sort a poor handbrake, are TRW shoes still the preferred choice? Have previously gotten around the shoe pin hole being rusted out by use of 5mm nut and bolt with a washer to bridge the...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2022, 06:08
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By bigblue75
I'm Spartacus, and so is my wife. ...

I'm Spartacus, and so is my wife.



Pretty sure the recent lack of activity on the other sections of the forum was a factor in me looking at threads in the "social" section- I shall return to...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 20:27
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By bigblue75
Apropos to social history

https://www.thesocialhistorian.com/blind-deaf-and-dumb-imbecile-or-lunatic/
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 20:01
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By bigblue75
To me, some 75 colours accentuate the gap on the...

To me, some 75 colours accentuate the gap on the facelift. I know it's the same size but it doesn't look as bad on some.... before I got my firefrost mk2 I thought the front gap was a deal breaker. ...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st June 2022, 19:42
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By bigblue75
bump

pardon the pun....
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2022, 17:07
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By bigblue75
Don't apologise, Nobody mentioned Warren...

Don't apologise,
Nobody mentioned Warren Mitchell....

It isn't just anti English sentiment that emanates from all corners of the UK- It's a regional thing too.

Just my two cents from a...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2022, 07:16
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By bigblue75
13193......

13193......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2022, 06:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By bigblue75
Given the price of used cars, there is more...

Given the price of used cars, there is more chance of a car that would have been scrapped being repaired and put back on the road- if there is a demand for that car...
Forum: Technology Forum 16th May 2022, 07:57
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By bigblue75
maybe at your end

Could be a problem with your browser? Have you tried clearing cache/ history/ etc.... maybe also try another browser or device.
Forum: Items Wanted 12th May 2022, 05:30
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By bigblue75
Mk2 Firefrost Rear Bumper

Doing some work on the house and garden- have damaged the existing one...:duh: When work is completed will swap out or attempt a repair if none are forthcoming.

Please let me know if you have a ...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2022, 08:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By bigblue75
:tumbleweed:

:tumbleweed:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2022, 07:32
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By bigblue75
My guess would be the switch isn't working... you...

My guess would be the switch isn't working... you could check using a multimeter for continuity (or lack of it). Never had to do this on my tourer but the wifes micra had its tailgate switch renewed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2022, 07:20
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By bigblue75
more than one way to...

The damp smell is probably from your evaporator matrix and as titled there are a few ways you can treat this.

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2639199&postcount=74
is the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 14:35
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By bigblue75
all sorted

Swapped out just now having received the used unit this morning... display working and after a quick test all else seems ok too. One of the easier fixes I've done to any car :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 10:34
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By bigblue75
Offer appreciated

Kind offer, ordered one from the bay earlier today- may have a tinker with the faulty unit if I get the chance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 19:58
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By bigblue75
climate control display

Have a climate control unit that is functioning as it should but the display remains blank- though it does lighten as though backlit. Have looked through the forum using the search bar but not come...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2022, 07:41
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By bigblue75
see the post linked below

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2766795&postcount=2


By far the easiest and best method for a job that is "only two bolts!".
(or get in touch with cossiedunc...)

good luck
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 12:24
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By bigblue75
found the bonnet release pull isn't working so...

found the bonnet release pull isn't working so sent a pm to reebs hoping to get instructions on how to open the bonnet....

funnily enough, checking the splitter box was one of the jobs I was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2021, 21:52
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By bigblue75
Great pictures again

Thanks for the pics Steve, really helpful post.

Have searched for an answer but no joy- Does the housing cover ever need to be renewed or cleaned ? Answers appreciated as when I checked the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 20:49
Replies: 48
Views: 4,128
Posted By bigblue75
Don't want to upset anybody

That's me subscribed for another year.

Still not sure exactly what the club does...




:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 20:10
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By bigblue75
just to update

Right, now have two good xenon headlight units on the car with burners recommended by Rick-sta in another thread ( which I can't find to reference ). I also have two xenon headlight units which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By bigblue75
Appreciate your picture Steve, that is the valve...

Appreciate your picture Steve, that is the valve I mentioned. In daylight it was diesel leaking at the front fuel line connection to this and when I removed the clip it could be seen that the pipe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 05:31
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By bigblue75
Thread ressurection

Noticed a diesel smell and looking under the bonnet of my 05 diesel Tourer i can see a leak around what appears to be an inline valve on a fuel line below the filter. Does anybody have a diagram of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2021, 18:55
Replies: 48
Views: 4,128
Posted By bigblue75
Don't want to upset anybody

Have been a subscribed member for a wee while now and subs due near the end of the month. Will be renewing subscription as I believe it is money well spent- but on what?

As Steve has said- most of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 19:36
Replies: 48
Views: 4,128
Posted By bigblue75
Don't want to upset anybody

There is a donate button at the top of the page....

Some members don't pay subs for reasons of their own- are you sure you don't want to upset anybody? Let the flame war begin.
Forum: Items Wanted 4th November 2021, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By bigblue75
Amended.... Bump....

Amended....

Bump....
Forum: Items Wanted 29th October 2021, 12:30
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By bigblue75
Facelift Xenon n/s headlight

No longer needed, thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2021, 19:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By bigblue75
A decent quality extending wheel brace is a handy...

A decent quality extending wheel brace is a handy thing for a roadside wheel change (in a way that a mains powered rattle gun isn't). When having work done by mechanics / tyre fitters it's worth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2021, 20:53
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By bigblue75
Already ordered

Have already ordered on Saturday.... Hoping its as good as your guarantee claims as it can be a tricksy job. The how to by the much missed MB is the way to go if anybody is thinking of doing it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2021, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By bigblue75
The offside bush looks like a recent change and...

The offside bush looks like a recent change and very good quality too- like the unipart / first line ones available some time ago. I am yet to find any that look as substantial but if DMGRS are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 20:55
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By bigblue75
front rear bush recommendation

Am looking to replace near side control arm rear bush and would welcome any recommendations- thanks in advance.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 21:11
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By bigblue75
Rick, the mismatch is VIN related- all other VINs...

Rick, the mismatch is VIN related- all other VINs are the same...

It looks like I'm going to have to remove the bumper to remove the headlights so I can clean and polish the lenses and renew the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 20:59
Replies: 35
Views: 2,192
Posted By bigblue75
thanks for the thread, an affordable clamp meter...

thanks for the thread, an affordable clamp meter able to read DC current would be a handy addition to the toolbox.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 19:39
Replies: 35
Views: 2,192
Posted By bigblue75
don't you mean pedant? :getmecoat:

don't you mean pedant? :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 19:09
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By bigblue75
I understand a bit more now thanks. I'd assumed...

I understand a bit more now thanks. I'd assumed that the different LSM was used to control the power supply to the burners through the housing NOT to control the levelling through sensors front and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 16:19
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By bigblue75
Will be contacting Dunc this week The...

Will be contacting Dunc this week



The beam shape is good ( a wee bit 'longer' on the left ) and when raised with the thumbwheel it isn't too high AND may need to be a tad higher? Never had a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 10:23
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By bigblue75
Headlight / LSM mismatch?

Hi, Apologies for double posting- realise now that asking in an old thread may get lost and go unseen by people.... https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2901163&postcount=27

I have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2021, 09:51
Replies: 27
Views: 5,595
Posted By bigblue75
Bit of a thread ressurection... Recently...

Bit of a thread ressurection...

Recently bought a CDTi tourer (2005) and bit unsure of the lights.
The headlight housing has the Xenon Technology lettering BUT my LSM has the headlight levelling...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 20:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By bigblue75
South Croydon Area?

HELP NO LONGER REQUIRED VIEWING.

[As per my post in the "Need Help When Buying A Car Some Distance Away?" thread

Have spoken with Vince ( 5Amp) regarding his diesel automatic saloon for sale on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 19:43
Replies: 346
Views: 425,864
Posted By bigblue75
South Croydon Area?

HELP NO LONGER REQUIRED.

[Have spoken with Vince ( 5Amp) regarding his diesel automatic saloon for sale on the forum and he has kindly agreed for someone to look at the car on my behalf before I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By bigblue75
does anyone know this car?

Looking for a good daily and came across this

https://www.gumtree.com/p/rover/immaculate-rover-75-automatic-diesel-/1414207568

owner knows nothing of history and wondering if anybody here has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2021, 09:27
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By bigblue75
It's around two years now since the diesel auto I...

It's around two years now since the diesel auto I owned was parked up after being given a new lease of life with help and advice from the forum and a "new" ECU from BigRuss.
However, a few months...
Forum: Items Wanted 3rd January 2021, 10:58
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By bigblue75
Try BigRuss on here, can highly recommend him.

Try BigRuss on here, can highly recommend him.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2020, 18:52
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By bigblue75
Recently arranged for mine to be collected by...

Recently arranged for mine to be collected by local outfit and was told £100...

Had tried to sell on here for around a year but no takers ( easily worth it as a spares car ) and now I'm home for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2020, 20:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By bigblue75
Sometimes you just have to agree to...

Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree...:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 22:44
Replies: 32
Views: 2,644
Posted By bigblue75
https://parrotwizard.com ;)

https://parrotwizard.com ;)
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 18:21
Replies: 32
Views: 2,644
Posted By bigblue75
I am no longer surprised by how quickly- and with...

I am no longer surprised by how quickly- and with so little prior understanding of a highly technical subject, strong beliefs can be formed from information provided by anybody with an internet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th December 2019, 11:05
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By bigblue75
Anbody local to Falkirk?

Wondering if anybody local to me near Falkirk would be interested in viewing the car I have for sale as spares or repairs and giving an honest opinion regarding its overall condition to any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 14:26
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By bigblue75
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 52
Views: 3,349
Posted By bigblue75
Glad you have assistance with your brake light...

Glad you have assistance with your brake light switch replacement- do need to be quite supple to change it! If it wasn't purchased from Rimmers and it does work can you post up where you got it as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 20:55
Replies: 52
Views: 3,349
Posted By bigblue75
Hi, if you have a look at ...

Hi, if you have a look at
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=203800&highlight=Brake+light+switch

it becomes a lot clearer. Not saying it is the problem as mine were constantly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 17:01
Replies: 52
Views: 3,349
Posted By bigblue75
Have you tried a new brake switch from Rimmer's?...

Have you tried a new brake switch from Rimmer's? Don't know if you could try a known working switch from another car?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 13:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By bigblue75
I actually bought it to replace a TI Automotive...

I actually bought it to replace a TI Automotive pump I thought was the cause of a breakdown https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297244

:duh:

Will replace it with the one I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 16:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By bigblue75
Bought an OEM Q underbonnet fuel pump from DMGRS...

Bought an OEM Q underbonnet fuel pump from DMGRS in June and it is certainly not 'whisper quiet' but does produce an even flow.

Obviously can't comment on it's reliability.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2019, 20:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By bigblue75
Have no hesitation recommending Russ :bowdown: -...

Have no hesitation recommending Russ :bowdown: - send him a pm.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
.....

Moved the car to hardstanding in front of garage, removed undertray and cut plenum tube from below. Gave it a wash to clean off ten weeks worth of dirt from when dead and parked... Almost immediately...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
.....

Managed to give the car a wee run out to clear the cobwebs and clean up the discs and drums, bit grumbly to begin but after a bit of friction much, much better. I will be removing the wheels to give...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2019, 14:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
Progress report

Back this weekend for a flying visit and todays weather has been pretty good after the previous few weeks.

On my last weekend off I'd checked the wiring as Russ had advised and decided that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2019, 20:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
Currently in Plymouth for work and having re-read...

Currently in Plymouth for work and having re-read my update post feel I should explain that the readings from the drivers side plug were taken from the female connectors 1 and 8 while the plug was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2019, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
Update

First turn to posII resulted in the oil light showing and all else on dash as usual. turning off and waiting around 20 seconds before turning to posII again resulted in no oil light showing but all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 15:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigblue75
Diesel ecu?

What I thought was an under bonnet fuel pump problem seems to be something else.

I had planned on using the Cdti auto to travel to and from Plymouth every month for work so gave the car a good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 11:01
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By bigblue75
Would it be best to cap the ends while diesel is...

Would it be best to cap the ends while diesel is inside to keep the internals lubricated? Old diesel could be emptied prior to fitting when needed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By bigblue75
Anybody used one of DMGRS Q-oem under bonnet...

Anybody used one of DMGRS Q-oem under bonnet pumps?

I had one from a local factor on my previous 75 and it was noisy, VOLT was the name on the box and I was reassured it was a made in Germany...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By bigblue75
Diesel UBP- alternative to pierburgh?

As per title really, looking to replace a pierburg ubp which is failing. Can anyone recommend an alternative they have been happy with? Ebay seems full of them but searching the forum hasn't been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2019, 10:53
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for reporting back

Happy to help as I have had plenty here.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 15:05
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By bigblue75
Wheel bolts

Had a knock at rear wheel after a disc change- found it was my locking wheel bolts which were only slightly longer than the regular bolts BUT long enough to catch something every rotation of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 10:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By bigblue75
Mondeo mount trial

Hi Steve, I seem to remember you suggesting a trial of modified brackets and mondeo mounts on nano meet cars requiring a new mount- Did anybody ever agree to be the guinea pig for this? Did I just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 17:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By bigblue75
Just to confuse the issue

I know it's a long thread, however you only need to read the first post and the last few pages....

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=130209

Arctic has also done some research...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 08:15
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By bigblue75
Have tried to rule out the usual suspects. Am...

Have tried to rule out the usual suspects. Am going to get a diagnosis on the issue when I get the cruise control configured to the car- as MarinaBrian has said, it could be anything and a T4 session...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 19:52
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By bigblue75
Awaiting a cruise kit which will need configuring...

Awaiting a cruise kit which will need configuring to the car so will try to get to a T4 for this and a diagnosis of the airbag fault in one session.
Had hoped for a definite "yeah, that's the SRS...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2019, 16:49
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By bigblue75
Continuous Airbag Light

Had the airbag light come on and "airbag fault" show when I started the car earlier. Previously fixed this in my last 75 by disconnecting and reconnecting the blue and yellow underseat connectors but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 12:28
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,941
Posted By bigblue75
Quite a bit and it's only lunchtime.

Drove the 100 miles home after ten days working away and took the car in for it's MOT...
Failed on a sidelight, bulb replaced and now have a years grace with three advisories that I will sort out in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2018, 19:48
Replies: 34
Views: 3,563
Posted By bigblue75
I can't really justify nearly three hundred...

I can't really justify nearly three hundred pounds for a rattle gun either... just wouldn't use it enough. Anybody got experience of the 710Nm CEW1100 from the same people? I know a mains IW isn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2018, 09:58
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By bigblue75
Best to check all fuel hose connections- wipe all...

Best to check all fuel hose connections- wipe all dry with kitchen paper or similar and wrap around joints/clips. This will show leaks. I had the hose detach from the high pressure pump due to a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2018, 07:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By bigblue75
Definitely a job to do with the car on ramps. I...

Definitely a job to do with the car on ramps. I used a jack to lift the body a smidgen which helped me line up the bolt holes when putting the new bushes on.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2018, 16:13
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By bigblue75
Where did you purchase the brake light switch?

As far as I know, only brake light switches from Rimmers will work as they should. Search the forum or read the threads https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=274137 and-or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2018, 15:59
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By bigblue75
Think you mean

Also known as a one handed quick clamp (oo-er missus). Something like this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2018, 13:08
Replies: 329
Views: 65,281
Posted By bigblue75
Another excellent how to Steve

Reading various threads regarding the mondeo/jag mount- some members mentioned the need for washers to fill the gaps between the larger end and the bracket it bolts to. Did you need to use washers at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2018, 22:41
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By bigblue75
Fuel hose clamps

Returning from work for the week and had to make use of my breakdown recovery cover due to the failure of a fuel hose clamp and my lack of any substitute. The clamp that failed was the sprung type...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2018, 20:02
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Glad you found the recirculation vent.

The plastic vent you photographed is removed by unscrewing the posidrive screw and lifting the vent away- this then allows removal of the carpet from behind the vent and it is now that you see the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2018, 15:47
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
New pollen filter

Just to update, after cleaning the air con evaporator matrix again the car had odour free air conditioning but I still had a hint of wet dog/ full hoover bag/ sweaty feet when the unit was set to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2018, 15:40
Replies: 48
Views: 6,762
Posted By bigblue75
Just to update...

MAHLE carbon activated pollen filter (LAK243) arrived from Opie Oils, fitted and no more full hoover bag / sweaty feet / wet dog odour.

Made a note of the date, lets see how long it lasts.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2018, 19:26
Replies: 48
Views: 6,762
Posted By bigblue75
As above, hoping it is. Back home at weekend and...

As above, hoping it is. Back home at weekend and if it's delivered will fit it and update the thread.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2018, 19:21
Replies: 48
Views: 6,762
Posted By bigblue75
Strange but the odour has a hint of sweaty feet...

Strange but the odour has a hint of sweaty feet about it!

Am hoping it is the pollen filter, that was the first non carbon activated one that I've used in a 75. Can't remember why I didn't use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2018, 22:56
Replies: 48
Views: 6,762
Posted By bigblue75
Stumped.

Recently applied a foam antibacterial spray into the evaporator matrix housing https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=194849 and now have a fresh smelling car when air con is not in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2018, 17:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By bigblue75
Anyone able to clarify the kit needed for rears? ...

Anyone able to clarify the kit needed for rears?

Through the Bigg Red website there is no full piston repair caliper set for rears ( front is BRKP134 ), however, through their Ebay shop the rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2018, 21:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By bigblue75
Would be great if you let us know how you get on....

Would be great if you let us know how you get on. Have fronts and rears that I'd like to refurb and replace existing ones with. Any advice or tips you can give will be appreciated.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2018, 21:07
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Not sure who you are asking- as mentioned in the...

Not sure who you are asking- as mentioned in the thread, DO NOT USE TOO MUCH.
I would be wary of putting it in through the vents after Phil's experience. Others suggest the drain tubes accessed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2018, 19:19
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Last night I repeated the disinfecting process i...

Last night I repeated the disinfecting process i first did in October. I'd noticed a slight musty odour when I ran the air-con on lo and recirculation settings.
Today the car smelt fresh again....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2018, 06:23
Replies: 16
Views: 5,670
Posted By bigblue75
How does he do it? :bowdown:

How does he do it? :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2018, 22:18
Replies: 16
Views: 5,670
Posted By bigblue75
The missing diagrams... Sorry for the size,...

The missing diagrams...

Sorry for the size, not sure if I've uploaded them well or saved them badly? I retrieved them with an extension to Chrome that allows you to view otherwise blocked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2018, 21:32
Replies: 24
Views: 3,326
Posted By bigblue75
Hi Andrew. I have an in tank pump that isn't...

Hi Andrew. I have an in tank pump that isn't working and am putting off changing it in case I make matters worse. I had a kind offer of assistance from a forum member local to me- I really appreciate...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2018, 21:47
Replies: 35
Views: 4,956
Posted By bigblue75
Hi Sergio, if you have a read through...

Hi Sergio, if you have a read through https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=196928 a couple of times - it will give you an idea about the location of the bolts and how to access...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2018, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigblue75
Really appreciate the offer, will be ordering...

Really appreciate the offer, will be ordering this weekend and will bear it in mind.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th April 2018, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the input gents, the consensus seems...

Thanks for the input gents, the consensus seems to be that it's more fiddly than difficult. Looks like I'll order the part from Jules and then have a crack at it when time and weather permit....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2018, 21:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigblue75
Bump...:shrug:

Bump...:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2018, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigblue75
In tank fuel pump replacement

Looks like I need to replace the in tank fuel pump and searching the forum and the net the best option seems to be to buy a replacement insert from Jules and fit it to the existing housing...
The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th March 2018, 20:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By bigblue75
Before ordering a new hydramount

Have a read through
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=247084

Check for play in the steering wheel by holding at 3 and 9 o'clock and alternately pushing one side away as you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2018, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By bigblue75
Think there is a 'sort of' how to somewhere on...

Think there is a 'sort of' how to somewhere on here.
Not the most difficult job to change a regulator on the front... I did the drivers side on my manual and found the real fiddly bit was getting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2018, 12:51
Replies: 22
Views: 3,686
Posted By bigblue75
:duh: No I had not Steve :getmecoat: Thanks...

:duh: No I had not Steve :getmecoat:

Thanks for that, these are the kind of things where one of Arctics how tos would be invaluable...

Working on all buttons, locks and ignition now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2018, 12:03
Replies: 22
Views: 3,686
Posted By bigblue75
Earlier today I fitted the PCB and blade from one...

Earlier today I fitted the PCB and blade from one of my original Valeo fobs to a replacement key fob ordered and bought from ebay last week ( could not find an original Valeo new replacement ).
The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2018, 06:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By bigblue75
The only way I know of to clean the air con pong...

The only way I know of to clean the air con pong properly can be found if you read https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=194849
I think the amount you put in and where you put it (...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 9th December 2017, 13:07
Replies: 17
Views: 7,250
Posted By bigblue75
An old thread that I found useful

Recently renewed my subscription and feel it's already paid for itself.
Have a working cd changer (and a better understanding of how it works) for the times I'm not able to get radio reception....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2017, 20:22
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Update

Seems to have done the trick, no cabbage smell when operating the air con.

Bought K2 PRO KLIMA DOKTOR A/C cleaner via Amazon for around £8 (500ml) as my preferred foam and quantity was not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2017, 06:06
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks

Hopefully getting round to that and a few other odds and ends this week.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2017, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the conclusive answer

Good to know there is a relatively easily available paint match.
Any advice on mudflap removal and the best way to repair the area would be welcome. Hoping that once they are removed that the damage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2017, 21:29
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bigblue75
That's an idea.

Thanks for the tip. Should be easier to see if its a good match. That's something for the weekend then.... weather permitting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2017, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bigblue75
bump

:shrug: Was hoping someone could give a definitive answer, could always try it off the car first I suppose to see how alike it is.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2017, 10:04
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bigblue75
Paint Question

Apologies if this should be in the Valeting forum, thought it better here but Mods please move if necessary.

Is the Land Rover paint code JFM - 644 the same as the Rover paint code JFM as used on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2017, 17:10
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for that

Quick replies much appreciated.
Think I'll look for the Einszett klima cleaner mentioned early in the thread. Sorry that you had the problem shorting your LSM when using the 500ml of product......
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2017, 14:39
Replies: 83
Views: 13,221
Posted By bigblue75
Thread Resurrection

How did any of the original thread contributors get on with this?
Did anybody else ever try this stuff?
Did you use it through the face vents? The drain tube? The air recirculation vent? How much...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2017, 21:27
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By bigblue75
Was the brake switch bought from Rimmers?

I think a look at the thread

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=274137

may be of interest. Keep us posted regarding your progress. Good luck.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2017, 07:19
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By bigblue75
Not sure why your search did not find that...

Not sure why your search did not find that thread... Glad you are able to confirm and fix the fault though.

A related issue is the lack of closure on threads. It's amazing how many threads are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2017, 16:48
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By bigblue75
Was the brake pedal switch purchased from Rimmers?

Only asking because quite a few people have had this problem

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=241449

and the only switch bought and confirmed as working as it should is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2017, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By bigblue75
All advice and experience welcome. Ideally...

All advice and experience welcome.
Ideally would be after a 75 with an original autobox with service history (preferably by someone known to the OC). Wouldn't have even looked at the car if the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2017, 20:25
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the replies

Looked at one to use as a benchmark and the gear change was flawless- imperceptible almost... the replacement reconditioned auto box had less than 25000 miles on it. The rest of the car was a little...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2017, 20:34
Replies: 21
Views: 4,277
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the update

Glad it worked for you, glad you posted it up too... seems like most of the threads that I look at stop without a clear resolution.
Hope you enjoyed the beer and didn't feel the shape shifting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2017, 20:28
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By bigblue75
Advice sought, considering a diesel auto

As above really, have read up on the forum regarding looking at cars for sale and not a complete muppet with a spanner. Looking for advice on checking the box works well and any signs to look for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2017, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 4,277
Posted By bigblue75
Hope you have found an alternative source for the switch

Let us know if it works as it should when you fit it, will be very surprised if it isn't the switch as what you have said is exactly how mine was before replacing with the one from Rimmer Bros.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2017, 21:37
Replies: 21
Views: 4,277
Posted By bigblue75
As said by Rennie71

Had the same problem as yourself, even down to ignition positions working / not working.... As far as I know - the only switch that works as it should is sold by Rimmer Bros as mentioned in the above...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2017, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Had a search for any details of a mod I think a...

Had a search for any details of a mod I think a few members have made; Putting a second reservoir above the master either inside the cabin or under the bonnet to enable you to see the rate of fluid...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2017, 22:14
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
What is going on though? I can't see where the...

What is going on though?
I can't see where the fluid is going as there is no sign of it leaking anywhere before this (or the first) bleed...
Not getting any slip or crunching...
First sign I get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2017, 20:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Had to bleed through and top up again

Well, after just under 4000 miles since I bled the clutch and topped up the master I started to get the odd juddery pulling away when lifting off the clutch.
Spent the first part of the day bleeding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2017, 00:19
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By bigblue75
Case closed

Just gone off again, got to the car before the alarm stopped and turned the alarm off with the fob.
As I was about to unlock the doors with the fob seen a moth flying inside the window. Opened the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2017, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the replies, Sorry for any...

Thanks for the replies,

Sorry for any confusion... Meant NOT GETTING OPEN DOOR/BOOT/BONNET LIGHT LIT WHEN ALL ARE CLOSED OR THE ALARM HAS GONE OFF.
Not sure if I have interior movement detection...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2017, 09:00
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By bigblue75
Strange alarm problem

Last night around half eleven heard the alarm on my CDT, knew it was my car as it had happened three nights previously at around the same time.
It took me around twenty seconds to put on some...
Forum: Items Wanted 24th May 2017, 23:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By bigblue75
Have a read through of this thread ...

Have a read through of this thread

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=247084

The sign that it was my column causing vibration was a play in the wheel when alternately pressed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2017, 23:02
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By bigblue75
While bleeding the clutch (through to quick...

While bleeding the clutch (through to quick connector first as suggested), may be worthwhile to remove and clean the pushrod and master cylinder as explained in post no.2 of this thread...
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2017, 18:19
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the input gents, the side on view of...

Thanks for the input gents, the side on view of the pedal and how it worked when the new master was fitted was very informative. Not going to reverse bleed it at the minute - will see how it goes for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2017, 22:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Filled the eesibleed and set up to bleed the...

Filled the eesibleed and set up to bleed the clutch circuit from master to nipple. Spare tyre was at 16 p.s.i., tube into empty fluid container attached to nipple and my better half keeping tabs on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2017, 20:43
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks. Very enlightening photo. Thought...

Thanks. Very enlightening photo.

Thought that the larger bits (visible to my eye as a speck) couldn't be from the master cylinder bore and the photo appears to support that.

Just home from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2017, 05:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Contaminating the slave is my concern too. By...

Contaminating the slave is my concern too. By bleeding to the quick coupling first I'm hoping to reduce the chances of this when I bleed through to the nipple.

If some dirty fluid has already...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2017, 20:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Working late today and tomorrow so will try full...

Working late today and tomorrow so will try full bleed through on Wednesday evening all else going ok.

Never really had a low pedal, had a very low biting point and was hoping that a bleed through...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2017, 20:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By bigblue75
Another bleeding clutch thread (sorry)

There have been numerous threads on the clutch and having read through a few of them have come to the realisation that there are many opinions as to the correct way to troubleshoot and fix problems....
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2017, 20:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By bigblue75
Sorry to hear the news Dunc. As others have...

Sorry to hear the news Dunc.
As others have said, active rest and plenty of time are the best thing for it.

Try getting a digital radio to kill the long hours, some excellent BBC stations that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2017, 16:25
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By bigblue75
A word of advice

I and a few others have had problems when we replaced the brake pedal switch...

Should you find that the pedal switch is faulty then you will save yourself a lot of hassle by buying the new switch...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2017, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By bigblue75
vibration through steering wheel

Searched the forum* regarding this and having tried a few things wondering if the replacement of the steering column may be the solution.
Am I right in thinking that the rimmers part QMB101991PMA is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2017, 18:07
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks to all for replies

Ended up using a grinder with a thin stainless / steel disc to cut a notch which turned into removing most of the material around roughly 30 degrees of the race. A heavy hammer and a chisel then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2017, 07:54
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By bigblue75
Cheers for sharing your successful methods

Carefully cutting into the race then either trying to spread it open or move it round with a chisel or point seems to be the way to do it.
Had a wet day yesterday but looking better today. Sods law...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2017, 12:34
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By bigblue75
Thanks for the quick response

Was thinking along similar lines, the steel seems very hard and when trying to punch it to get a start found the punch having no effect.
Got a few things on late afternoon so may have to return to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2017, 12:01
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By bigblue75
struggling to remove rear hub race

Been trying to renew a rear wheel hub and brake parts while I have a few days off work. Got the hub off after a tap or two with a persuader but the race is not wanting to play ball. Sprayed release...
Forum: Was it you? 3rd April 2017, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By bigblue75
That was me! Do I win a prize? Usually go...

That was me!
Do I win a prize?

Usually go via the Kincardine bridge but fancied a change.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2016, 19:44
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By bigblue75
Update

Turns out it wasn't the ABS unit, LSM, ANY wiring problem or my cack-handedness


Switch from Rimmer Bros fitted at suggestion of Forum member chgperformance and all good.
Part number ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2016, 19:37
Replies: 80
Views: 7,634
Posted By bigblue75
Confirmed.

just fitted XKB000022A from Rimmer Bros and normal service is resumed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2016, 20:21
Replies: 80
Views: 7,634
Posted By bigblue75
Well done! What switch did the trick and...

Well done!

What switch did the trick and where did you get it from?


And which switches didn't work? may be worth making a list of those that do not work to save others grief.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2016, 18:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigblue75
readings

Had a chance to take some readings off the wire that goes from pin4 of the brake switch to the LSM (green/purple) using a fine pin through the wire, around 100mm from the connector block.

(pos3 is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2016, 19:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigblue75
Did you check the voltage when in position 1? ...

Did you check the voltage when in position 1?
Not had time to look at anything else, should be able to check this tomorrow.

Is this the green/purple wire fron pin 4 of the switch?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2016, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigblue75
To help you to help me

Original thread
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=253273

Checked all fuses for continuity, all good
checked all bulbs, all good
cleaned connectors at ABS module, LSM,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2016, 07:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigblue75
Replies appreciated

Not able to refer you to the original post regarding the problem,

have changed brake switch to rectify brake lights sticking on intermittently.. now brake lights work as they should when
i)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2016, 21:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By bigblue75
Been searching through the forum and realise that...

Been searching through the forum and realise that swapping the LSM would eliminate that if the fault persisted.

Thanks for the advice, think a visit to Cossie Dunc will be arranged to test that...
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