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Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By SD1too
KV6 only

Hello Matt,

This 3 year old thread is interesting and mention of traction control and cruise control components prompted me to read all about it in RAVE.

Firstly just to clarify that these two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2022, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By SD1too
I'd suggest that you investigate further before...

I'd suggest that you investigate further before reaching a decision. Fully expose the cambelt to check for stripped teeth. If necessary, release the tension and take off the belt. The cause of engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By SD1too
Hello Per, I don't have a 1.8T but from the...

Hello Per,

I don't have a 1.8T but from the diagrams in the manual there doesn't appear to be a Woodruff key. The timing belt gear wheel seems to be located on the crankshaft by means of a groove...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2022, 15:26
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By SD1too
P1470 usually results when either the balance...

P1470 usually results when either the balance flap valve has stuck in mid position or indicates a fault with the actuator.

P1472 results when the power actuator cannot drive the valve linkage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2022, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin & Stefan, I've had a look at a...

Hi Martin & Stefan,

I've had a look at a 2002 Electronic Parts Catalogue (which doesn't cover the 1.8T unfortunately).

There were three tanks, two pump units and two filter module units with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 09:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By SD1too
You mean the filter canister Stefan don't you,...

You mean the filter canister Stefan don't you, not the pump. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 10:32
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, If you used Engineering Carbon...

Hi Stefan,

If you used Engineering Carbon Products' brushes on your 3 speed motor then you'll have to wait a very long time before the "next time"! :D (I renewed mine 57,000 miles ago and still...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 10:12
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By SD1too
It's nice to have an inexpensive and satisfactory...

It's nice to have an inexpensive and satisfactory solution Malcolm! Thanks for reporting back.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 14:17
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By SD1too
Mike, I would urge you to do this job using the...

Mike, I would urge you to do this job using the official MG Rover method. It's not easy or quick but you will be able to see what you're doing with far superior access. You'll need this when fitting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 13:49
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SD1too
Unfortunately these "headers" are sometimes not...

Unfortunately these "headers" are sometimes not junction boxes but splices bound in harness tape. :o According to the connectors section of RAVE, this one is behind the passenger airbag (there's a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2022, 09:59
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SD1too
Good Morning Paul, It seems only the IPK is...

Good Morning Paul,

It seems only the IPK is affected, as you've said. With this in mind and that KV6 ECM faults are extremely rare, I'd recommend that you follow the Workbook's advice to look for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:46
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SD1too
The CAN bus communication between the Engine...

The CAN bus communication between the Engine Control Module and Instrument Pack has an intermittent fault [Source: RAVE].

It's good to know it's not the gearbox eh?

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd June 2022, 13:32
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By SD1too
Undertray original fixings

Hi Stubs,

You might be interested to know that these are Dzus fasteners and are available from BMW parts counters.

Stud: B 51718218323

Plastic washer (prevents loss of stud if it has not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 13:02
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By SD1too
Hello Paul, Strange as it may seem, the 'EP'...

Hello Paul,

Strange as it may seem, the 'EP' indication does not necessarily mean a gearbox fault. It could be CAN bus communication problems with the automatic transmission ECU.

To rule this...
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd June 2022, 12:36
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By SD1too
Year 2000, Connoisseur, LHD

Hello Stan,

Is the switch pack you're seeking for your (LHD) passenger seat?
The up/down arrows on Arctic's photo are for seat height on the driver's side. The passenger side electric seat has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By SD1too
The standard for spade connectors is 1/4 in. Ian...

The standard for spade connectors is 1/4 in. Ian which you should be able to confirm by measurement. :D

Vehicle Wiring Products (https://www.vehiclewiringproducts.co.uk) in Ilkeston will have what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2022, 07:45
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By SD1too
Hi Malcolm, It was the ancillary belt...

Hi Malcolm,

It was the ancillary belt tensioner I was asking about! :D From memory, if you remove the OSF wheel arch liner you can observe it whilst an assistant revs the engine. I once did this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 13:11
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By SD1too
At 116,000 miles has your ancillary belt...

At 116,000 miles has your ancillary belt tensioner ever been renewed?

You could also examine your engine mountings.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 12:56
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
The important serrated clips

Here's an important tip for you Bill.

After you've fitted the new thermostat along with the two pipes, it is absolutely vital that the two plastic serrated clips in the channels on the straight...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the excellent data Bill. As Phil says...

Thanks for the excellent data Bill. As Phil says your thermostat is the suspect; failing to close properly or opening early and the only cure for that is a new one unless you've had work done on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2022, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By SD1too
I've noticed that the IPK algorithm appears to...

I've noticed that the IPK algorithm appears to take account of rate of consumption as well as tank contents. When low on fuel after a cold start my warning light is on then, after driving a short...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 22:38
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
The reason for my question is that we've recently...

The reason for my question is that we've recently confirmed that on a KV6 the "demist test" for the radiator fan won't work if there's no refrigerant gas in the air con. system. As you say you never...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By SD1too
No, others have suffered problems when doing...

No, others have suffered problems when doing that. The official method is to release the hose connector from the fuel pipe at the rear of the engine bay; a very strong squeeze is required. You can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:35
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for the extra information Bill. ...

Thanks very much for the extra information Bill.

From experience I would not rely on what Torque and PScan is telling you, particularly as a temperature of 66˚C would not result in steam from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By SD1too
Hello Simon, I don't think there's anything...

Hello Simon,

I don't think there's anything wrong with your fuel gauge. The two tank senders are wired in series so it is impossible to have separate readings as the IPK diagnostics guide suggests...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:14
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By SD1too
Hello Bill, Can I begin by checking a few...

Hello Bill,

Can I begin by checking a few details with you please.

When you say "66c and overheated", how are you measuring the coolant temperature? What is happening to lead you to believe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By SD1too
Hi Peter, I'm delighted that you've had...

Hi Peter,

I'm delighted that you've had success with my guide to posting your photographs! :D Your wiring to the Revotec looks very neat.

I can't imagine how the normal current consumption of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 15:10
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By SD1too
Yes (you do have to buy the housing as well, the...

Yes (you do have to buy the housing as well, the motor isn't available separately as I incorrectly said earlier. Sorry about that! :o).

I had exactly the same symptoms as you have Nathan and I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 11:14
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By SD1too
Hi Geoff, I can understand your thinking but...

Hi Geoff,

I can understand your thinking but of course the thread in the caliper will still be prone to rust. The way I deal with the problem is as follows:


Remove the nipple and clean its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 10:01
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By SD1too
No, it's the air supply to irrigate the fuel...

No, it's the air supply to irrigate the fuel injectors. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 09:28
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By SD1too
Hi Nathan, I had this fault a few weeks ago;...

Hi Nathan,

I had this fault a few weeks ago; high idle of 1,100 rpm when first starting on a warm summer's day rising to 2,000 - 3,000 rpm as the engine reached normal operating temperature. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 09:01
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: And better quality sound! Simon

:laughing2:
And better quality sound!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2022, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By SD1too
Hello Peter, Thanks for telling your story....

Hello Peter,

Thanks for telling your story. I remember coming to your house last summer to help stop the ejection of coolant from your expansion tank.

Was there any evidence to suggest how the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2022, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
:clap: Well done Ron! :bowdown: Mike; I...

:clap:
Well done Ron! :bowdown:

Mike; I happen to have a 2004 specification brochure and Harman Kardon (with rear tweeters) was standard only on Contemporary SE trim and unavailable as an option...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 16:19
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By SD1too
For repair Rob you could try this company...

For repair Rob you could try this company (https://automotivecompressor.co.uk) based near Southampton. They're not brilliant, taking two attempts to replace a shaft seal for me but their rate was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2022, 08:00
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By SD1too
You already have the answer Dougie in my previous...

You already have the answer Dougie in my previous post! :D

From your tests it appears that the brush which has worn beyond its minimum length is the shared earth for low and medium speeds. You'll...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2022, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By SD1too
Hello David, Just to clarify you're asking...

Hello David,

Just to clarify you're asking about the rear bush housing bolts. I can't tell you the thread pitch I'm afraid but it's my understanding that metric sizes come with normal and fine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2022, 07:41
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Peter for taking the time and...

Thanks very much Peter for taking the time and trouble to examine the system and to explain to us how its constructed. :bowdown: I'm pleased that it's working now.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 13th June 2022, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ben, The PCB (circuit board) controls...

Hi Ben,

The PCB (circuit board) controls only the central locking. is that what you're having trouble with?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2022, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, As the majority of the KV6 engine...

Hi John,

As the majority of the KV6 engine is aluminium alloy I wouldn't bother if I were you (particularly at 171,000 miles :D).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By SD1too
Under normal operating conditions Julien, no. ...

Under normal operating conditions Julien, no.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 08:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By SD1too
Yes, or you can examine which brushes need...

Yes, or you can examine which brushes need replacement and order accordingly. They're also available singly or as a pair. It's unlikely that the high speed brush (purple wire) will have worn at all....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2022, 07:58
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SD1too
Hello Hector, I'd recommend that you book a...

Hello Hector,

I'd recommend that you book a mobile air conditioning specialist who will come to your house with the necessary knowledge, experience and equipment to find the problem for you....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2022, 07:38
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By SD1too
It very much sounds as if you're losing your...

It very much sounds as if you're losing your refrigerant gas.

Who is working on your system Hector? To recharge the system properly any "old" refrigerant must be evacuated first. Do not buy a home...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 16:29
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
How does this system work then Russ? Simon

How does this system work then Russ?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 16:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By SD1too
The wiring diagram shows two supplies to the glow...

The wiring diagram shows two supplies to the glow plug ECU:

A direct battery feed via FL6 (100 amps) which is the brown/white wire. This will provide the heating current.
A supply via the main...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2022, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By SD1too
I think this is because only car manufacturers...

I think this is because only car manufacturers can provide the necessary data which shows whether or not a vehicle meets the relevant Euro standard. Also, the government doesn't want to get involved...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 08:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By SD1too
The way forward

Hello Adrian,

My diagnosis is that your battery is being flattened by a faulty glow plug ECU. That's why the 100 amp megafuse is blowing. Follow Russ' advice and unplug the glow plug ECU then use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 08:10
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
Peter, could you report back on Dave's suggestion...

Peter, could you report back on Dave's suggestion please?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 21:11
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
What's your thinking Dave? If the motor ran...

What's your thinking Dave? If the motor ran backwards, wouldn't it pump water from the tubes back into the reservoir? :shrug:

What are the other two wires in your photo?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By SD1too
The proposal is to extend the ULEZ to all London...

The proposal is to extend the ULEZ to all London boroughs and I expect that it will come into force. To date, nothing has stopped the Congestion Charge, the LEZ and the widening scope of the ULEZ.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 20:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By SD1too
The only real way to find out is to open it up...

The only real way to find out is to open it up and look. There's no point in guessing.

The symptoms of PCB failure are that the fan doesn't turn off so the battery needs to be disconnected to stop...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 08:12
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
Hi Peter, The ZT-T washer wiring diagram is...

Hi Peter,

The ZT-T washer wiring diagram is confusing to say the least. The sub-loom from the rear wash/wipe controls isn't shown at all!

I'd like to see this if you fancy a day trip to London....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 07:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
KV6 fan test only with charged air conditioning

Thanks very much Nathan for posting the result of your test which will be helpful to us all.

Pressing the windscreen demist button also turns on the air conditioning. This is because the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By SD1too
Yes with one complication. Your year 2000 car...

Yes with one complication. Your year 2000 car (like mine) will have the original design (no. 10 here (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001706)) which is no longer available. The pipe and hoses...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By SD1too
Hi Nigel, Thanks for the helpful temperature...

Hi Nigel,

Thanks for the helpful temperature information, particularly the above. In your shoes I would disconnect your digital gauge from the CAN bus and use the car's built-in instrument pack...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2022, 08:23
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By SD1too
Hello Ian, As suzublu says, if you're a...

Hello Ian,

As suzublu says, if you're a handy with tools you can fit a new case yourself. A word of caution though, many of the eBay items are very poor quality and don't fit together properly.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2022, 08:17
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By SD1too
Hello Nigel, I suspect that your cooling...

Hello Nigel,

I suspect that your cooling system problems are related to this. The garage hasn't refilled and bled the system properly and you have an air lock.

First and most importantly, as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2022, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By SD1too
Yes Phil you would still be able to look after a...

Yes Phil you would still be able to look after a ZT yourself. Depending upon which one you choose you'll find performance tweaks in addition to the firmer suspension and styling changes inside and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 08:26
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, I've read of another similar...

Hi Stefan,

I've read of another similar experience. I went to the trouble of buying the genuine MGR bolt (RYG 101220) and nut (FX 110057). They're both flanged and described as M10 "deformed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2022, 08:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
I've seen the results of this Stefan. The end of...

I've seen the results of this Stefan. The end of the camshaft remains exposed and goes rusty. :eek: :mad: It's not a method I would ever use.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2022, 20:54
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By SD1too
Hello Peter, If you have a 3 speed motor...

Hello Peter,

If you have a 3 speed motor then fitting new brushes is the most cost effective repair. If you can see a resistor through the radiator grille (2 speed system) and it's silver then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2022, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By SD1too
Yes Olly, suspect the tensioner pulley bearing...

Yes Olly, suspect the tensioner pulley bearing which is renewable separately. Check the idler wheel as well.

Out of interest what's the car's mileage?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 14:56
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the test result Karl. I'm wondering...

Thanks for the test result Karl. I'm wondering whether this is a purely mechanical fault. Member Rick-sta, who does modifications to the instrument pack, might be able to shed some light on it.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 07:57
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By SD1too
Please see my post no. 3. To avoid "slow leaks"...

Please see my post no. 3. To avoid "slow leaks" the air conditioning system needs to be run regularly all year round. I always suggest once a month, during a journey. Here is the reason why.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2022, 07:40
Replies: 88
Views: 5,961
Posted By SD1too
I'm still in touch with Lida Jon and no, you...

I'm still in touch with Lida Jon and no, you haven't missed anything.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2022, 08:23
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, As Shop4Fasteners is based in...

Hi Ian,

As Shop4Fasteners is based in Sheffield your experience is very strange. I have just entered my billing address in England and it quoted me standard delivery of £5.95. :shrug:

I suspect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 10:06
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dave, I've just edited my last post...

Hello Dave,

I've just edited my last post because confusion has reigned due to two people asking similar questions in the same thread.

Mick hasn't said whether his boot lock operates with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 09:45
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve but that was Ray, the original...

Thanks Steve but that was Ray, the original poster. I was asking Mick Brownhill who posted later on and hasn't said whether his boot can be opened with the key. I await his reply with interest. :)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2022, 07:55
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By SD1too
I see that your car is 2001 Mick so probably has...

I see that your car is 2001 Mick so probably has a key barrel in the boot lid. Does that work normally?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 16:33
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Automatic recirculation is a nuisance...

:iagree:
Automatic recirculation is a nuisance in the summer and activation of the HRW when it's not needed is a nuisance in the winter.

I've also found that I need to change the temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dougie, I understand the handbook's...

Hi Dougie,

I understand the handbook's wording to mean that if you press and hold for 2 seconds it will override the automatic return to fresh air after 4 minutes recirculation, in other words...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 09:52
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By SD1too
Yes Roger, I'd say that your observations,...

Yes Roger, I'd say that your observations, analysis and conclusion are spot-on.

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2022, 09:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Martin. :} From your...

Thanks for the pictures Martin. :} From your description it looks as though the pipe downstream of the catalytic converter sheared in service. It also appears that the pipe was inserted into the next...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By SD1too
Congratulations Mick, it sounds very nice....

Congratulations Mick, it sounds very nice. Looking forward to reading about your adventures!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2022, 08:01
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By SD1too
The undertray

My latest technique Stefan is to locate the leading edge above the front valence then I raise it on a trolley jack positioned at its balance point to support the weight. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By SD1too
Open the bonnet and identify the compressor. On...

Open the bonnet and identify the compressor. On your diesel I believe it's underneath the alternator. It's driven by a ribbed belt around a pulley.
Start the engine and select 'Econ' on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 09:30
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By SD1too
No it doesn't Stefan, nor does it cover correct...

No it doesn't Stefan, nor does it cover correct adjustment of the tensioner pulley brought to our attention via this club.

I found that the tensioner pulley and idler wheel were significantly more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 09:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stefan, Mr Toad was operating the clamp...

Hi Stefan,

Mr Toad was operating the clamp and I was observing with interest. I imagine that, in order to press the new end cap into place in perfect alignment (which we all know is essential to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By SD1too
Well depending upon how far you've got with...

Well depending upon how far you've got with reassembly you could always take off the troublesome Gates tensioner and refit the original MG Rover part as I expect it will be working perfectly. "If it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
It was this sort of thing...

It was this sort of thing (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shop-Fox-D2919-36-inch-Heavy/dp/B0000DD36B) Stefan.

Simon

Edit: Please see post no. 10 where Mr Toad advises us that it was this tool...
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2022, 20:03
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Another great maxim! Simon

:iagree:

Another great maxim!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 14:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
Your pictures are better than my memory Steve! I...

Your pictures are better than my memory Steve! I did remove mine though, in order to put the motor in the vice to bend the end cap tabs. You must have a clever method for that too! ;)

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2022, 09:00
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By SD1too
Hello Mick, After starting the engine from...

Hello Mick,

After starting the engine from cold, during the first minute or two listen for any abnormal rattles from the front of the engine (drive belt area) which could point to idler wheels and...
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2022, 08:48
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By SD1too
That's the secret Ian, well said! Simon

That's the secret Ian, well said!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 08:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
When helping Mr Toad last year with renewing...

When helping Mr Toad last year with renewing camshafts he produced one of those long woodworking clamps which fitted nicely across the engine in situ! :clap: I wish I'd thought of that!

Earlier,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2022, 08:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
:wot: It's a bayonet fitting. Mine's still...

:wot:
It's a bayonet fitting. Mine's still going strong in excess of 100,000 miles!

:iagree:
If I remember correctly they have Torx heads which are the worst to release when rusty. :o

That's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2022, 17:00
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By SD1too
According to the wiring diagram Rob, the...

According to the wiring diagram Rob, the passenger seat heater is wired (orange/white) from a dedicated switch on the ignition key barrel (as is the driver's side).

The passenger switch pack (for...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th May 2022, 12:54
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
Josh, is the CD changer the Alpine unit factory...

Josh, is the CD changer the Alpine unit factory fitted to the 75/ZT? That communicates with the Symphony radio using the K-bus.

Do you have a white/red/yellow connection to your CD changer?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2022, 12:49
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By SD1too
Hello John, When you say "not working" do...

Hello John,

When you say "not working" do you mean that you get no heat whatsoever on both sides irrespective of the control settings? Or is the heating just poor?

As you appear to have a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2022, 09:30
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By SD1too
Fuse 9 Rob, 5 amps. :D Simon

Fuse 9 Rob, 5 amps. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2022, 09:17
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By SD1too
No, sorry Stefan, I've no idea as I kept my...

No, sorry Stefan, I've no idea as I kept my original tensioner (nothing wrong with it), renewing just the pulley due to rough bearings.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2022, 20:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
Motor brushes

I'll gladly give you a link Nathan should you decide to keep your original 3 speed motor and repair it economically.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2022, 20:05
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By SD1too
The truth about belt replacement

Hello Mick,

I am one of "the few" who say that the belts should be changed according to mileage and not time. There are two reasons why MG Rover chose a time period. The first reason arose from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th May 2022, 14:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By SD1too
I don't do Facebook so I could be wrong here but...

I don't do Facebook so I could be wrong here but for an incomprehensible reason some American companies think that we, in the UK, use kilometres. For example, there's a worrying trend amongst fitness...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2022, 08:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
Trinary switch

Hi Stefan,

Just to clarify, the low pressure switch stops the compressor clutch engaging (via the ECM). Whether this condition also inhibits fan operation is uncertain on a 3 speed system without...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 20:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By SD1too
:D :laughing2: Well spotted! Err, ... it's a...

:D :laughing2:
Well spotted! Err, ... it's a single pipe chrome trim, shouldn't a diesel have twin tailpipes?

Also, is that the airbag warning light I see?

Simon :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 19:53
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SD1too
That certainly looks promising! Simon

That certainly looks promising!

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By SD1too
The listing says it has a 6 speed manual gearbox...

The listing says it has a 6 speed manual gearbox and that he's had the cambelts changed. It's a diesel! Plus the registration number has been deliberately concealed and with an engine change I'd...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2022, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SD1too
Hello Julien, As you haven't mentioned any...

Hello Julien,

As you haven't mentioned any dismantling I take it that you're referring to the rear of the engine bay where the fuel hose rises from the tank to connect to the rigid straight pipe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2022, 12:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SD1too
Yes Nathan, on a KV6 that is a reasonable...

Yes Nathan, on a KV6 that is a reasonable conclusion.

That's a very good question and I'm uncertain of the answer! As you are fitting a new condenser you can check it another way.

No, your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2022, 08:20
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By SD1too
Very likely Ian, yes. Simon

Very likely Ian, yes.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2022, 08:18
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By SD1too
You don't need to press "Off"

I know that this has been repeated many times on the forum but, for the record, it makes no difference whether or not the "Off" button is pressed.
The windscreen demist mode activates the air...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2022, 08:07
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By SD1too
One possibility is that the owner died (annual...

One possibility is that the owner died (annual mileage has been very low) and the car was inherited by someone who wasn't interested in keeping it in the long term.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2022, 08:02
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By SD1too
Is the compressor clutch engaging? Simon

Is the compressor clutch engaging?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2022, 19:28
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By SD1too
PM a moderator Gary and ask them to move it. ;) ...

PM a moderator Gary and ask them to move it. ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2022, 19:24
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By SD1too
That's a nice story Sean and good of you to have...

That's a nice story Sean and good of you to have some respect for foxes. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2022, 19:18
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By SD1too
If you haven't been running it periodically Al...

If you haven't been running it periodically Al then you'll have lost your gas to the atmosphere. :o

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 22nd May 2022, 11:26
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By SD1too
Wd40

It is Stewart but on the can it also says: "Cleans & protects, lubricates, penetrates, stops squeaks, loosens rusted parts, frees sticky mechanisms."
Since your preference is for a penetrating oil...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2022, 08:54
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dave, Look at the wiring entry point into...

Hi Dave,

Look at the wiring entry point into the driver's door through a flexible rubber tube and check the Lighting Switch Module's connector for water damage. These both may be being affected by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2022, 08:44
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By SD1too
Karl; let us know how you get on with the...

Karl; let us know how you get on with the instrument pack test mode won't you. This is a very unusual condition.

I'd also like to acknowledge Ducati750cc's clear and comprehensive explanation of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2022, 08:35
Replies: 53
Views: 2,765
Posted By SD1too
Well done Dave and thanks for reporting back....

Well done Dave and thanks for reporting back. It's shameful that you've been put to all this inconvenience as a result of the garage's actions. I expect you'll be avoiding them in future and I wish...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By SD1too
Hi Don, I'd recommend that you consider the...

Hi Don,

I'd recommend that you consider the reason for your hose failure. After all, it's not exactly a regular occurrence!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 13:59
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
OK thanks for the rapid feedback Ron. ...

OK thanks for the rapid feedback Ron.

There's a single red wire which supplies battery voltage (via the relay) to your compressor clutch. It passes through a single connector which on the KV6 is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 12:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
I think you're bridging the wrong connections...

I think you're bridging the wrong connections Ron. Please see my post no. 7 where I explain that the colour codes of two of the wires can easily be confused. You want grey with yellow tracer and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 11:34
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, From memory it leads from the oval...

Hi John,

From memory it leads from the oval grille down the side of the heater/A.C. unit in the driver's (RHD) footwell. It dislodges* from the temperature sensor which is mounted there. You may...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 11:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
Does the whining stop when you select 'Econ' mode...

Does the whining stop when you select 'Econ' mode Ron? If not, it's more likely to be from the alternator or power steering pump.

Don't bale out! Get it fixed, you know it makes sense! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 11:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Ron. As Jules' guide doesn't give the...

Thanks Ron.
As Jules' guide doesn't give the wiring colours for your petrol engine, there is a possibility that you may have inadvertently chosen the wrong one. :eek:

You need black (pin 4) and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 09:00
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By SD1too
There's a technical bulletin about this pipe...

There's a technical bulletin about this pipe dislodging Mat (if only I could *find it!). Check that the vent grille is clear too. :}

Simon

* Edit: I've found it but it concerns nothing more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 08:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By SD1too
Can you confirm exactly what you did for this...

Can you confirm exactly what you did for this please Ron?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2022, 07:39
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, As the rattle is present only after...

Hi Bob,

As the rattle is present only after a cold start, it's very unlikely to be a worn power valve linkage in the manifold chamber.

I'd bet on a belt tension problem which is rather worrying...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2022, 07:32
Replies: 21
Views: 14,877
Posted By SD1too
Marios' profile says that he has a V6 Mike. I'm...

Marios' profile says that he has a V6 Mike. I'm taking that as being up to date.

Simon
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 18th May 2022, 07:27
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for that John. Are the DRLs wired directly...

Thanks for that John. Are the DRLs wired directly to the car's loom or is there some sort of "driver" involved? If the latter it might be that it, or the wiring to the LEDs, needs screening.

Of...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 17th May 2022, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By SD1too
:confused: Really? DRLs are just LEDs. Aren't...

:confused:
Really? DRLs are just LEDs. Aren't they driven by a DC supply? If so, that shouldn't interfere with radio reception.

What form does the interference take John?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 18:56
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By SD1too
The rev. counter is driven by the ECM (Engine...

The rev. counter is driven by the ECM (Engine Control Module) via the CAN bus. The crankshaft position sensor signal enables the ECM to determine the engine speed and therefore drive the rev....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 18:46
Replies: 21
Views: 14,877
Posted By SD1too
Marios, If the crankshaft sensor signal...

Marios,

If the crankshaft sensor signal doesn't reach the ECM (Engine Control Module), your engine won't run. If your engine starts and runs but the rev. counter remains at zero, the fault is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 09:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By SD1too
Late answer to earlier question

I know that I'm five years too late with this response but it is the connector for the traction control throttle position sensor.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 08:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By SD1too
Hi Marios, Normally the gauge reading full...

Hi Marios,

Normally the gauge reading full cold with the radiator fan running means a problem with the coolant temperature sensor signal reaching the ECU. You're saying that also your rev. counter...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 16th May 2022, 20:19
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By SD1too
Cassettes are actually capable of very impressive...

Cassettes are actually capable of very impressive sound quality. It all depends upon the source. ;)

I would expect your CDs to sound good too so maybe that's worth investigating further.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 20:05
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
:D It's just my personal view, of course, but...

:D
It's just my personal view, of course, but regarding competition ...

There aren't hundreds of companies Ray. It's a branding exercise. The big boys operate multiple brands but they're clever...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 16th May 2022, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By SD1too
Hello Dan and :welcome: to the club. Which...

Hello Dan and :welcome: to the club.

Which radio/cassette unit do you have in the centre console? Do you have the Harman Kardon speakers?

Are you playing commercially recorded CDs or something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2022, 18:00
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By SD1too
Have you checked the plenum chamber drain hidden...

Have you checked the plenum chamber drain hidden underneath the brake servo Dave? If the rubber tube has been dislodged, rainwater could enter the cabin.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2022, 17:57
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
:wot: I think there are a few reasons for this....

:wot:
I think there are a few reasons for this. Firstly, car insurance is mandatory for every driver so the market is huge and there's very little real competition. The insurance companies can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2022, 17:10
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By SD1too
That's a very inventive idea Peter but...

That's a very inventive idea Peter but unfortunately it won't work. :o
All the interior lamps are powered by the BCU.

Post no. 6 has the best chance of working. I hope that Strangeangel tries it...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th May 2022, 17:01
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By SD1too
Hello Martin, Are you getting voice guidance...

Hello Martin,

Are you getting voice guidance with your sat. nav. then?
What about the CD changer, can you hear that?

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 16th May 2022, 13:51
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the link Steve. I didn't know that...

Thanks for the link Steve. I didn't know that DMGRS had commissioned a modified design. They say coated inside and out and improved drainage. I'd be interested to know more details of those...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2022, 08:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By SD1too
And on top of all the above we have a campaign...

And on top of all the above we have a campaign running to persuade us all to scrap whatever internal combustion engined vehicle we have by means of guilt about the environment and ever increasing...
Forum: Items Wanted 16th May 2022, 08:07
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
As indeed does Rimmer Bros, E Car Parts Ltd...

As indeed does Rimmer Bros, E Car Parts Ltd (https://www.ecarparts.org/ROVER-75-UPPER-REAR-SUSPENSION-ARM-KIT-MG-ZT-RGG104962-AND-RGG104972---FITTINGS). and eBay too. Plenty of choice there Tony!
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2022, 07:46
Replies: 118
Views: 5,950
Posted By SD1too
Have you made sure that it's definitely coolant...

Have you made sure that it's definitely coolant and not oil residue? If so, isn't the top radiator hose directly above and check the elbow connection to the radiator too.

Yes, unburnt petrol is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 18:07
Replies: 118
Views: 5,950
Posted By SD1too
That looks like the bottom of the rear timing...

That looks like the bottom of the rear timing belt cover on the LH bank. There are lots of coolant hoses in that region. I can't wait for the next photo!

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 10:18
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By SD1too
Very nice photographs Sebastien. Later this year...

Very nice photographs Sebastien. Later this year look out for Reebs' invitation to submit pictures for the 2023 club calendar. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 10:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rob, I gather that you're buying this car...

Hi Rob,

I gather that you're buying this car unseen so you might like to read the club's extremely comprehensive buyers' guide (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=75282) which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2022, 09:10
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much David for your very useful post....

Thanks very much David for your very useful post. I too have the original oil cooler and recall having to disconnect it as you have described.

I agree with your warning about cheap, unbranded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 08:43
Replies: 53
Views: 2,765
Posted By SD1too
Hello David, Are you calling the "rear" port...

Hello David,

Are you calling the "rear" port that nearest to the brake servo?

Is fluid being supplied from the other port?

This is important because you've said that fluid is unavailable at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 08:13
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By SD1too
Hi Chris, The "demist test" is a quick and...

Hi Chris,

The "demist test" is a quick and straightforward way of finding out if your radiator fan slow speed has failed. A forum search using that term will reveal all.

Unfortunately the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2022, 08:30
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, I'd urge you to resist replacing...

Hi Steve,

I'd urge you to resist replacing things just because they're old. All the radiators are very reliable and efficient so there's no need for "uprating". Mine will soon celebrate it's 23rd...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2022, 08:24
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By SD1too
It's almost certainly your thermostat stuck or...

It's almost certainly your thermostat stuck or not opening fully Chris. They're known to be unreliable on the diesel.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2022, 08:16
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By SD1too
Hello Mick and :welcome:. Here's some...

Hello Mick and :welcome:.

Here's some bedtime reading for you; an ultimate buyers' guide (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=75282) compiled by a member.

As far as V6...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 15:55
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By SD1too
From Azur's description it sounds as if the...

From Azur's description it sounds as if the original sounder was open circuit. In those circumstances another sounder wired in parallel (which is what I understand Azur did) would operate normally.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 15:52
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By SD1too
This tip by MGMarc...

This tip by MGMarc (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2134487&postcount=15) should make tracing the fault easier Steve.

Simon
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