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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2022, 22:33
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Mike Noc
When the D failed to light up did EP show up...

When the D failed to light up did EP show up instead or was the display blank?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2022, 08:25
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Mike Noc
Terry from TSAutos is near Ludlow, and what he...

Terry from TSAutos is near Ludlow, and what he doesn't know about our cars isn't worth knowing.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2022, 14:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Thanks means you have the later ECM - the MIL...

Thanks means you have the later ECM - the MIL should also come on as a test with key to position II as well then.

The later ECM will bring the MIL on with a failed or unplugged MAF, and on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 21:27
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Thanks. I was going to ask if your MIL comes on...

Thanks. I was going to ask if your MIL comes on as a self test with key to position II or not, but seeing as Russ is going to sort the car for you there's no point. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 12:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Cheers Steve, and of course I should have said...

Cheers Steve, and of course I should have said before the EGR and not after it. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 11:04
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
And whether it is a manual or automatic gearbox...

And whether it is a manual or automatic gearbox too! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 11:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
That won't bring on the check engine light...

That won't bring on the check engine light though. Unlike the cam sensors, the crankshaft sensors are pretty much bullet proof - most problems are with them not being seated correctly after removal....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2022, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Mike Noc
Try giving the head of the bolt a good clumping...

Try giving the head of the bolt a good clumping with a drift and lump hammer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd July 2022, 22:19
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Mike Noc
The best has just moved to Devon Rick.:}

The best has just moved to Devon Rick.:}
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 3rd July 2022, 14:52
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Mike Noc
Count me in Fred. :}

Count me in Fred. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2022, 00:04
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Mike Noc
Maybe contaminated fuel? Has the fault occureo...

Maybe contaminated fuel? Has the fault occureo again or was it a one off?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2022, 08:15
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By Mike Noc
See you on Saturday Bob. I've been working in...

See you on Saturday Bob. I've been working in Bridgwater this week but back home tonight and then an early start tomorrow for the Bluebird meet.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2022, 06:40
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep sounds like the cause - what make of belt is...

Yep sounds like the cause - what make of belt is it?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th June 2022, 20:14
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Mike Noc
It sits on the end of the common rail Rich....

It sits on the end of the common rail Rich. Remove the acoustic panel and follow the metal pipes back from the injectors to the common rail and you'll spot it from Andy's photo.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th June 2022, 09:42
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Mike Noc
They tend to rattle at idle though Steve. A worn...

They tend to rattle at idle though Steve. A worn water pump can cause a rattle similar to the crank pulley, but that is also on the right hand side.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2022, 12:18
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Really depends on how it has been driven - the...

Really depends on how it has been driven - the pumps don't wear out with mileage but time run, so if a car is used only around town then the pump could be just as worn after 40k miles as another one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th June 2022, 11:19
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Mike Noc
Mine were the original Rover logo embroidered...

Mine were the original Rover logo embroidered mats, an optional extra when new, so worth keeping.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2022, 10:50
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes it's on the end of and driven by the exhaust...

Yes it's on the end of and driven by the exhaust cam.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2022, 10:45
Replies: 33
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Dave how much fuel did you have in the tank? If...

Dave how much fuel did you have in the tank? If it was below a quarter full and you think air is getting in then your ITP has failed. If you disconnect the outlet pipe from the UBP where it enters...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2022, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Mike Noc
I cut a section from a rubber car mat and glued...

I cut a section from a rubber car mat and glued it in place over the hole. If you follow the pattern lines in the rubber mat it looks fine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2022, 12:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mike Noc
Martin you have a PM. :}

Martin you have a PM. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2022, 09:27
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Mike Noc
When the ex Mrs Noc was given a Saab 900 she said...

When the ex Mrs Noc was given a Saab 900 she said she preferred the turbo model. A quick trip down the local scrappie and for 10 quid I got a spoiler and turbo badge. Fitted them and she was more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2022, 09:52
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth checking the cable clamp isn't restricting...

Worth checking the cable clamp isn't restricting the movement. If the cables check out then maybe a fault with the internal selector mechanism. Rare but not unheard of with these Getrag gearboxes.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2022, 06:39
Replies: 190
Views: 10,962
Posted By Mike Noc
I wonder if all these wind turbines will affect...

I wonder if all these wind turbines will affect the climate at all? We are taking more and more energy out of the wind - hope it doesn't lead to future climate changes we don't want. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2022, 06:25
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Mike Noc
Each to their own - I've always used Copaslip on...

Each to their own - I've always used Copaslip on brake nipples, and don't overtighten them either. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2022, 09:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,681
Posted By Mike Noc
If that doesn't fix it then check the engine...

If that doesn't fix it then check the engine wiring loom - voltage supplies to the sensors and signals back to the ECM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2022, 13:58
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Mike Noc
Have the garage carried out a full brake bleed as...

Have the garage carried out a full brake bleed as per RAVE using the T4 with the new ABS pump installed?

If not that is the way to go.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 18th June 2022, 09:31
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly me too Stephen. I made the last one though....

Sadly me too Stephen. I made the last one though. To be honest I was just thinking about when the next breakfast meet was and obviously left it far too late. I am going to Kirkby, but won't use that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2022, 08:46
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Mike Noc
The car is a credit to you Jennifer, and looks...

The car is a credit to you Jennifer, and looks great. :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2022, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mike Noc
Has he given up on here then? :shrug: If...

Has he given up on here then? :shrug:


If he has it is a sad loss to the forum - one of the experts on our cars and a really nice bloke too.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2022, 07:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Mike Noc
That may be one of the symptoms of PCB failure...

That may be one of the symptoms of PCB failure Simon. Another is that the fan fails to run at all - I have experienced that one myself.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 19:14
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Mike Noc
All done Steve - didn't need to use the scaffold...

All done Steve - didn't need to use the scaffold pipe to undo the old one, just my trusty breaker bar, but did to tighten the bolt after fitting the replacement.

I didn't change the belts as they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 19:04
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Mike Noc
Better to unplug the UBP, turn the key to...

Better to unplug the UBP, turn the key to position II and with your ear next to the open fuel filler pipe listen for a faint whirring.

I don't know about aftermarket pumps, but with the factory...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2022, 09:49
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes I wasn't implying the car will run on just...

Yes I wasn't implying the car will run on just the ITP, but that the system was designed to run at a set pressure, and the ITP contributes to it -no doubt you'd have seen the difference looking at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th June 2022, 08:08
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Mike Noc
Only thing I can think of is that it highlights...

Only thing I can think of is that it highlights the top because that is the part of the bridge you are going to hit. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2022, 19:19
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Mike Noc
Rattling Rover

Surprised to hear a clatter at idle today - sounds like the crank pulley is about to buy the farm. Common enough problem, but the surprise was it's not on my Moon mileage car but Mrs Noc's 75, which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 17:52
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Mike Noc
First thing to do is get a drift and hammer and...

First thing to do is get a drift and hammer and give the bolt heads a good belting. That helps with loosening any rust build up. As mentioned, hammer on a smaller metric or imperial socket if you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2022, 00:14
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Mike Noc
The in tank pump does a bit more than that Russ -...

The in tank pump does a bit more than that Russ - they fit them to the Freelander TD4 and that doesn't have a saddle tank.

I've never looked inside the fuel tank after running out of fuel with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2022, 20:40
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mike Noc
If it is an auto then pretty much par for the...

If it is an auto then pretty much par for the course from what I've seen.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st June 2022, 23:07
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Mike Noc
Unfortunately two cents worth isn't enough - you...

Unfortunately two cents worth isn't enough - you need to become a subscriber to advertise your car on the forum. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 22:35
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Mike Noc
I knocked this GhettoTech kit up from stuff...

I knocked this GhettoTech kit up from stuff laying around the garage.
Bit of coolant pipe from a Rover 25, a bicycle pump, old tyre valve and pressure gauge, and a few bits of pipe and jubilee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2022, 22:26
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Mike Noc
If it sounds like rapid machine gun fire then you...

If it sounds like rapid machine gun fire then you need to unscrew the boot support rubbers out a bit - they are situated either side of the boot lid.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2022, 13:51
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes the pipes in the metal tube are breathers,...

Yes the pipes in the metal tube are breathers, and go up to the rollover valve at the top of the OSR wheel arch. From there a small vent pipe goes down to the side of the fuel cooler where it clips...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2022, 12:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By Mike Noc
Not at all - the whole thing is just about...

Not at all - the whole thing is just about getting rid of some of the more ridiculous laws left over from our time in the EU. ;) :}

When we joined the EU everything had to be labelled with metric...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2022, 14:29
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Mike Noc
I stripped the tank out before looking at it so...

I stripped the tank out before looking at it so didn't check. I've sent you a PM which might help.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2022, 10:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mike Noc
If it was me and the car was near enough I'd go...

If it was me and the car was near enough I'd go and have a look. The way I see it you are buying the car not whoever is selling it. As long as you know what to look for (or have taken someone with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2022, 13:48
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Mike Noc
The tank vent pipes plug into the top of the tank...

The tank vent pipes plug into the top of the tank and if they aren't secured correctly then they could leak when the tank is full.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 21:01
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Mike Noc
Pity you missed out - in time Bri could have had...

Pity you missed out - in time Bri could have had one of the highest milers and the very last Rover 75 to be built. What a pair! :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2022, 18:00
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Mike Noc
That's the engine oil heat exchanger.

That's the engine oil heat exchanger.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 15:12
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Mike Noc
That has diesel in it. You could repair it if you...

That has diesel in it. You could repair it if you know anyone with a TIG welder, or contact Mickyboy on here - he should be able to supply a good used one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2022, 09:45
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth investigating before buying a new crank...

Worth investigating before buying a new crank pulley. Failed water pumps can make a very similar clatter, and something is slowing the PAS pump and alternator, and that won't be the driving pulley....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2022, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mike Noc
It went for a fair bit more than that - there was...

It went for a fair bit more than that - there was a buyer's premium of £500 or £600 to pay, depending on where you live. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2022, 21:46
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Mike Noc
Strange that they photographed it upside down -...

Strange that they photographed it upside down - makes it look like it is for a left hooker. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2022, 18:48
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Mike Noc
Shame Andy - you could have gone straight to the...

Shame Andy - you could have gone straight to the top of the Moon mileage list! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Mike Noc
Remove the serpentine belt and check that your...

Remove the serpentine belt and check that your water pump pulley hasn't partially seized. If it is OK then check all the other pulleys for roughness.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2022, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Mike Noc
He's getting there Andy, and I don't do the miles...

He's getting there Andy, and I don't do the miles I used to. :}


As long as you are keeping the car then worth spending money on it - not that I do mind, mine is run on a shoestring budget. ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2022, 09:02
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you had an injector replaced at any time?...

Have you had an injector replaced at any time? That looks like a protective cap to prevent contamination getting into pipe fittings of new parts and so discarded when a part is fitted.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2022, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes it sounds like your UBP is on the way out....

Yes it sounds like your UBP is on the way out. Beware cheap replacements - better to opt for a genuine Pierburg one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2022, 10:24
Replies: 21
Views: 14,877
Posted By Mike Noc
Only goes to show the pitfalls of jumping in on...

Only goes to show the pitfalls of jumping in on someone else's thread then Simon. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2022, 10:18
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Mike Noc
Could be piston slap. Not unknown with the KV6.

Could be piston slap. Not unknown with the KV6.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 22:33
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Mike Noc
The 6mm ones we use at work come with ferrules...

The 6mm ones we use at work come with ferrules and are good for 60 bar, so 870 odd psi in old money. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 21:39
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Mike Noc
If it was me I'd fit a standard hydraulic...

If it was me I'd fit a standard hydraulic compression joint and bleed the system. Saves mucking about with replacing anything. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2022, 21:30
Replies: 21
Views: 14,877
Posted By Mike Noc
If you mean the engine starts but doesn't rev...

If you mean the engine starts but doesn't rev then yes it can happen. Or are you saying the engine idles but the rev counter isn't showing any revs?

Usually the crank sensors are very reliable on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2022, 08:43
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
Last one I did was on an auto, and had to find...

Last one I did was on an auto, and had to find the earthstrap bolt by feel and a long extension - far too much gubbins in the way to see it. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 23:49
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
It was a few years ago that I last had a starter...

It was a few years ago that I last had a starter motor off Dave, but from what I remember the second bolt is further round from your arrow, so you should be fine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 22:19
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
There are two bolts holding the starter motor, ...

There are two bolts holding the starter motor, and if I remember correctly there is a locating dowel. One bolt threads into the bellhousing and the other is secured by a nut.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2022, 07:29
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Mike Noc
The only other post of yours I've seen had a...

The only other post of yours I've seen had a reply to helpfully suggest that to get the best response you ask your question in the relevant section of the forum, which you have ignored. :getmecoat:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2022, 10:24
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Mike Noc
Can't you use the old dodge of removing the...

Can't you use the old dodge of removing the ladder rail and then spin the main bearing shells above the crank out by using a pin in the crankshaft oilway hole and turning the crank Gary?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2022, 10:32
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Mike Noc
Hopefully not one that was removed at the last...

Hopefully not one that was removed at the last tyre change then. :}
One other cause came to mind, a bent hub. Easily checked with a clock gauge with the disc removed.
Rare, but I've had it happen.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2022, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Noc
You don't need to remove the bumper to replace...

You don't need to remove the bumper to replace the O rings. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2022, 00:20
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By Mike Noc
Jack the front end up and secure it, remove the...

Jack the front end up and secure it, remove the undertray and then put some jump leads on the starter motor power cable connection and an earth point and connect the other ends to a spare battery and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 07:00
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Mike Noc
With track rod ends it doesn't matter where the...

With track rod ends it doesn't matter where the screw thread starts because you can rotate the end afterwards to align it, but worth checking the tracking afterwards as mentioned for peace of mind....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2022, 06:50
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Mike Noc
If the engine is still running but you have the...

If the engine is still running but you have the check engine message then nothing to do with the crank sensor.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2022, 20:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I wish you good luck with that then....

Well I wish you good luck with that then. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2022, 20:21
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Noc
Send Dave (Stocktake) a PM - I think he might...

Send Dave (Stocktake) a PM - I think he might have rebuilt one. I stripped one down but they weren't designed to be repaired. :getmecoat:
Forum: Events and Meets 1st May 2022, 22:32
Replies: 239
Views: 16,562
Posted By Mike Noc
Can you add me to the list Dave. Thanks.

Can you add me to the list Dave. Thanks.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 1st May 2022, 20:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mike Noc
Will bring the Norton if it's sunny Peter and Big...

Will bring the Norton if it's sunny Peter and Big Ron if the weather is a tad more inclement, and either way I'll be dining.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2022, 19:20
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Mike Noc
Too much hassle John, easier to replace the...

Too much hassle John, easier to replace the complete unit. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2022, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Mike Noc
You can't bodge this one - the front sensors...

You can't bodge this one - the front sensors detect from the side and the rears from the end, so it wouldn't work even if you shimmed it.
Forum: Events and Meets 25th April 2022, 21:24
Replies: 182
Views: 13,419
Posted By Mike Noc
Cheers - had the plate made up at the NEC a few...

Cheers - had the plate made up at the NEC a few years back when my car was on show but not getting noticed much as it was sandwiched between some fabulous looking cars. :}
Forum: Events and Meets 25th April 2022, 19:54
Replies: 182
Views: 13,419
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I had a bit of bad luck at the start of the...

Well I had a bit of bad luck at the start of the day, as we didn't arrive till 1130, and was told our section was full so parked up next to a line of MGs down on the bottom of the site. :getmecoat: ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2022, 19:44
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Mike Noc
Can't offer any advice for the KV6, but if you...

Can't offer any advice for the KV6, but if you need help Terry at TS Autos is only 40 miles away, near Ludlow, and what he doesn't know about Rover 75s isn't worth knowing. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 21:39
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mike Noc
I'd like to think they would last well over 190k...

I'd like to think they would last well over 190k miles Simon but I don't have any experience of them. Saga Lout has rebuilt his engine so it would be interesting to know how many miles his had done...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2022, 10:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mike Noc
Having stripped an M47R engine down Simon I...

Having stripped an M47R engine down Simon I couldn't find any appreciable wear. It had covered getting on for 190k miles. These particular diesels can be incredibly long lasting if regularly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2022, 09:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mike Noc
More than likely. Whilst the camshaft sensors do...

More than likely. Whilst the camshaft sensors do fail over time the crankshaft senors are pretty much bullet proof but get misdiagnosed. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2022, 21:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mike Noc
No reason why the KV6 engine can't do far more...

No reason why the KV6 engine can't do far more than 150k - over here though most of the owners can't afford the fuel bill. :getmecoat:
Forum: Events and Meets 22nd April 2022, 17:15
Replies: 182
Views: 13,419
Posted By Mike Noc
Park next to mine Bob and yours can be the low...

Park next to mine Bob and yours can be the low mileage higher standard car. ;) :D
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 22nd April 2022, 17:10
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Mike Noc
Unfortunately can't make this one Peter, but will...

Unfortunately can't make this one Peter, but will see you tomorrow if you up at POL. If not then the next Frimley meet.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th April 2022, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mike Noc
Cliff (Teflon) had a similar sound and it turned...

Cliff (Teflon) had a similar sound and it turned out to be piston slap.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2022, 16:18
Replies: 98
Views: 3,999
Posted By Mike Noc
Looking at the photo you have bottomed out the...

Looking at the photo you have bottomed out the hydraulic part of the splitter so it can't work. Back the T bar right off and then screw the outer thread down fully before screwing the T bar back down.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2022, 09:33
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Mike Noc
I love old Ford's too, but not the current...

I love old Ford's too, but not the current prices. :getmecoat:
Was watching an old Bangers and Cash the other night and for seven grand you had the choice of a MkII Escort or a beautiful condition...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2022, 21:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mike Noc
Still use mine for work, as I have done for the...

Still use mine for work, as I have done for the last 20 odd years. Off tomorrow on a 235 mile trip to work up North for a couple of days.
Still a great and very relaxing long distance cruiser. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2022, 18:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mike Noc
You could try offering it on here as a fixer...

You could try offering it on here as a fixer upper for scrap value.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2022, 18:16
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mike Noc
The car will run fine on just the UBP as long as...

The car will run fine on just the UBP as long as you have enough diesel in the tank, so if they suspect a failed ITP they just need to add some diesel - 10 litres should do it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th April 2022, 20:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Noc
Did you use new sealing washers for the injectors...

Did you use new sealing washers for the injectors and clean the holes out before fitting the new ones?



Maybe a slight compression leak that seals once the engine has warmed up is causing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Noc
I'd go with both suggestions due to the smoke,...

I'd go with both suggestions due to the smoke, but the OP has stated that he also has a miss fire, and that the faults disappear once the engine has warmed up a bit. That would suggest they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th April 2022, 15:59
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Mike Noc
Peter you have a PM.

Peter you have a PM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 15:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Noc
Only thing I can suggest is to treat it to some...

Only thing I can suggest is to treat it to some decent injector cleaner - Forte is well recommended, or start swapping the injectors over with one of the old ones. It still sounds like you have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th April 2022, 12:04
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Mike Noc
It could do, but it depends on what the garage...

It could do, but it depends on what the garage has done. Without seeing the car it is a bit of a guessing game to be honest.

A visit to Chris would find out exactly what has been fitted and what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 23:00
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Mike Noc
So did the MIL come on when the repaired ECM was...

So did the MIL come on when the repaired ECM was fitted back into the car? If so are you sure it was repaired and not replaced with a coded new ECM?

And does your car have a boost temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Mike Noc
Looks like poor quality rubber that has been...

Looks like poor quality rubber that has been degraded by the oil used to me Ian. What make is the jack?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 11:24
Replies: 76
Views: 3,814
Posted By Mike Noc
Fair comment Steve but I can assure you all the...

Fair comment Steve but I can assure you all the braking systems worked to very high standards when I test drove the coaches because I was the service engineer sorting them, and like you I'm proud of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 09:00
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes you don't need a T4 to turn the light off -...

Yes you don't need a T4 to turn the light off - it should go out once the fault has cleared. T4 will help you find out what is causing it to light up though.

You had some work carried out - was it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th April 2022, 22:53
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Mike Noc
Why not advertise them on here and use the pony...

Why not advertise them on here and use the pony express? :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2022, 09:17
Replies: 76
Views: 3,814
Posted By Mike Noc
Keeping your foot off the brake pedal is by far...

Keeping your foot off the brake pedal is by far the best way to improve fuel consumption. Amazes me how some people just look at the car in front of them and are constantly on and off the brake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2022, 18:59
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Mike Noc
Me too. Changed every 15k miles as per the...

Me too. Changed every 15k miles as per the service schedule. Nothing lubricated by the oil has ever been replaced and no leaks either after 423k miles. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 12:33
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Noc
Had this with two different Freelanders both of...

Had this with two different Freelanders both of which had the TD4 engine and it was dirty injectors. A dose of Forte injector cleaner sorted it on both occasions.

I know you have fitted new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2022, 19:10
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Mike Noc
Who did you send the ECM to for the repair?

Who did you send the ECM to for the repair?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2022, 07:18
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Mike Noc
PM sent. :}

PM sent. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2022, 23:59
Replies: 139
Views: 8,945
Posted By Mike Noc
Good on you for doing this Andy - happy to...

Good on you for doing this Andy - happy to donate. :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2022, 09:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike Noc
I did mention that earlier Jon. ;) ;) :}

I did mention that earlier Jon. ;) ;) :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Mike Noc
Could be easier or cheaper to manufacture that...

Could be easier or cheaper to manufacture that way - sometimes the case with aftermarket parts? :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 00:37
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Mike Noc
Is the UBP running and no fuel coming through,...

Is the UBP running and no fuel coming through, (and if so does it sound like a kid sucking on an empty McDonald's milk shake) or is the pump not running and if so has it got a 12 volt supply?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2022, 00:25
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Noc
Doesn't need much of a slot - just enough to get...

Doesn't need much of a slot - just enough to get behind the clip:

https://i.imgur.com/on5ZYTW.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2022, 23:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mike Noc
I stand corrected Jon. :bowdown:

I stand corrected Jon. :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2022, 23:08
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Mike Noc
The first hub I had fail was after the lower arm...

The first hub I had fail was after the lower arm was replaced by a main dealer, as the car was company owned. The mechanics were experienced, well trained and would have followed the official...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th March 2022, 14:39
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Noc
I had one that was rusted in and ended up...

I had one that was rusted in and ended up grinding a small slot in the outer rim of the hub with a dremmel about 10mm from the ends so that I could get behind it and tap it out from behind.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2022, 10:51
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Mike Noc
Not only is it a bad idea from a safety point of...

Not only is it a bad idea from a safety point of view, it won't help to find the faulty injector either as they are fed from a common rail, so the system pressure will drop off to all of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2022, 21:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mike Noc
Worn commutator brushes? How many miles has the...

Worn commutator brushes? How many miles has the alternator done?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2022, 21:26
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Mike Noc
Replacement UBPs usually have little plastic...

Replacement UBPs usually have little plastic protectors over the end of the pipes. If you missed removing it then it could be stuck in the fuel pipe below the inlet pipe on the pump, blocking the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2022, 14:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mike Noc
They obviously don't know what they are doing -...

They obviously don't know what they are doing - if the ITP fails then as long as you have enough fuel in the tank to cover the top of the ITP the car will run fine on just the UBP.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2022, 00:45
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mike Noc
If the engine cut out then that won't be due to...

If the engine cut out then that won't be due to the cam sensor, as the ECM only references the cam sensor signal when starting the engine, and then ignores it until the next start sequence.
Forum: Events and Meets 20th March 2022, 08:30
Replies: 182
Views: 13,419
Posted By Mike Noc
Can you put me on the list Simon. Will be good to...

Can you put me on the list Simon. Will be good to give Big Ron a run out up to Longbridge.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2022, 09:44
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Mike Noc
If the car runs fine once started it will be the...

If the car runs fine once started it will be the cam sensor, as the ECM only references it at each start up and then forgets all about it until the next start up.
The crank sensor is constantly used...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th March 2022, 23:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike Noc
John are you saying you had yellow lumpy...

John are you saying you had yellow lumpy mayonnaise in the sump from an oil cooler leak? :shrug:

I've seen one oil cooler fail and the result was oil in the coolant in the expansion tank, which,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2022, 22:34
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Mike Noc
Swap the cam sensor with a known good one and see...

Swap the cam sensor with a known good one and see if that cures it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 21:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike Noc
Unfortunately I can't see it being due to a...

Unfortunately I can't see it being due to a leaking oil cooler Jon as, due to the pressure differential between the oil and coolant inside the oil cooler, you'd expect to see oil in the coolant, not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 21:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mike Noc
Mmm I think John (Rogerheinz57) was explaining a...

Mmm I think John (Rogerheinz57) was explaining a spurious fault thrown up by T4 as an example, and I can't see how a T4 check would help when investigating a parasitic drain fault.
Forum: Humour Corner 17th March 2022, 12:12
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Mike Noc
Down Under

Bruce got fed up with hearing Sheila moaning about the number of flies in the house. Ok he said I'll sort it, where's the fly swatter?

After a couple of seconds swatting he said he had killed two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 12:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike Noc
Paul are you getting coolant mixing with the oil...

Paul are you getting coolant mixing with the oil in the sump, or are you seeing oil mixing with the coolant in the expansion tank?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 10:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you looked at the common causes for...

Have you looked at the common causes for parasitic battery drain? If you have a Sat Nav fitted that can cause the problem, the fuel burning heater can also cause a drain by starting up when it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th March 2022, 00:37
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Mike Noc
Just had it on good authority that Paul doesn't...

Just had it on good authority that Paul doesn't do 75 electrics Martin. Shame as he is a wizard on Pektrons.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2022, 09:56
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mike Noc
The engine can go into limp mode with reduced...

The engine can go into limp mode with reduced fuel pressure on the low pressure side so I'd look at that first before considering anything on the high pressure side.
If the UBP has been replaced...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th March 2022, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mike Noc
When was the fuel filter last changed? Might be...

When was the fuel filter last changed? Might be worth putting a new one in.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2022, 10:40
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Mike Noc
Try Paul at Technozen here...

Try Paul at Technozen here (https://www.technozen-electronics.co.uk/).
He is local to you and I've used him in the past to sort various Pektron ECU problems on a Rover 25. Great helpful guy who...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2022, 12:58
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Mike Noc
Well they look like valve pushrods to me - not a...

Well they look like valve pushrods to me - not a pretty sight though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2022, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Mike Noc
Maybe just a coincidence. Wth the weather warming...

Maybe just a coincidence. Wth the weather warming up there is less load on the battery during starting, so less of a voltage drop which can cause the spurious alarm.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2022, 20:04
Replies: 13,778
Views: 1,451,958
Posted By Mike Noc
I've had this recently when one of the rear pads...

I've had this recently when one of the rear pads corroded between the friction material and the backing plate and the friction material fell out. The rear brake pads can last a long time with careful...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2022, 08:43
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Mike Noc
Here you go:...

Here you go: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=217462
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth checking the injector loom plug to the ECM...

Worth checking the injector loom plug to the ECM is correctly located.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2022, 09:54
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mike Noc
If you got an ECM from Brian then he will have...

If you got an ECM from Brian then he will have virginised it, so as Trikey and Russ say it just needs to be synchronised.
Go to vehicle diagnostics; engine management; vehicle maintenance;...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th March 2022, 09:48
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes - I haven't done it myself mind but it should...

Yes - I haven't done it myself mind but it should give you a read out from the overview.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2022, 23:56
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Mike Noc
Might be worth carrying out a leak back test on...

Might be worth carrying out a leak back test on the injectors. What was the HP fuel pressure when cranking the engine with the T4 plugged in?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd March 2022, 00:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep, both great guys who certainly know their...

Yep, both great guys who certainly know their stuff. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2022, 19:53
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Mike Noc
Probably one of the tank module seals has failed....

Probably one of the tank module seals has failed. Start with the offside as that one is the first usually to be disturbed as the ITP sits on that side. Lift the rear seat base, and then the cover...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2022, 20:59
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Mike Noc
Also check the starter motor solenoid contacts....

Also check the starter motor solenoid contacts. If they are worn you will get intermittent non starts with just a single click as the solenoid pulls in but it is easily missed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th February 2022, 08:48
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Noc
Anything is possible but I've never heard of...

Anything is possible but I've never heard of anyone having a problem with it. I'd check the vent pipe hasn't been trapped by anything, and if that looks good then check nothing has dropped into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2022, 18:07
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Noc
Not on our diesels. There is a vent from the top...

Not on our diesels. There is a vent from the top of the tank which goes to a rollover valve at the top of the OSR wheel arch, and then from there down to a vent clipped to the side of the fuel cooler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2022, 13:59
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth checking the wire from the control side of...

Worth checking the wire from the control side of the relay back to the ECM plug. These have been known to break. Black /purple if I remember correctly.
With the key to position II there is power to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2022, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes sounds like the OP has probably had the cable...

Yes sounds like the OP has probably had the cable between the barrel lock and locking assembly break. This can be the result when the remote locking/unlocking fails and the key is repeatedly used.
...
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