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Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2021, 19:45
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By David Lawrence
The “flinger” goes straight through yer finger if...

The “flinger” goes straight through yer finger if you are not careful. Guess how I found out. :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 18:27
Replies: 35
Views: 3,753
Posted By David Lawrence
If you have forked alloys I guess they are the...

If you have forked alloys I guess they are the larger diameter ones. When i first got my blue auto it had Meteors with some kind of low profile tyres and i thought I had 4 flat tyres at times. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2020, 18:20
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By David Lawrence
My experience with this suggests it will not work...

My experience with this suggests it will not work of you leave it like it is. They seem to be extremely sensitive. I had one that would go fully in, and work for a while, but after driving a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd August 2020, 16:40
Replies: 40
Views: 2,133
Posted By David Lawrence
It would be good to see a 75 on the road in...

It would be good to see a 75 on the road in Slovakia, a very rare sight indeed lately. I do see one particular MK1 regularly which belongs to someone near where I work, but apart from that one the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2020, 16:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By David Lawrence
Just been made aware that this company are no...

Just been made aware that this company are no longer operating with the links posted in this thread. Does anyone know of an alternative for this type of seal?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2020, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By David Lawrence
The flexi is locked in to a star shaped keyed...

The flexi is locked in to a star shaped keyed hole in the bracket if you mean the end by the rigid pipe.

It might turn a very small bit then stop, but shouldnt really turn at all.

Depending on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2020, 17:05
Replies: 112
Views: 27,319
Posted By David Lawrence
Did you manage to fix your alternator then?

Did you manage to fix your alternator then?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By David Lawrence
Dont know if this helps ...

Dont know if this helps
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=236460

They did one for my pump on the diesel. No idea if yours is the same or not, but call them, they should know.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 10:01
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By David Lawrence
Do you mean these? ...

Do you mean these?

https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/collections/nla-part-corner-75-zt/products/r75-mg-zt-rear-brake-disc-shield-smf100200-smf100210

Or number plates?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2020, 18:45
Replies: 35
Views: 2,334
Posted By David Lawrence
Nobody has mentioned “the grub screw mod”. This...

Nobody has mentioned “the grub screw mod”. This was done to one of mine by Jules, who did send me a photo of it at the time but I must have since deleted it. I believe it is a 3mm self tapper in to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2020, 00:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By David Lawrence
It seems to me if you have no pressure at all in...

It seems to me if you have no pressure at all in the pedal that we know exactly where the air is, it is in the master cylinder, right at the top of your system. It is going to take a lot of pumping...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 17:47
Replies: 13,373
Views: 1,122,126
Posted By David Lawrence
Busy weekend, replaced a rear ABS sensor and the...

Busy weekend, replaced a rear ABS sensor and the sticking wiper stalk on the manual car, and replaced a swollen rubber intercooler hose with a new silicone one on the auto. Both cars now in fine form.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2020, 16:11
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By David Lawrence
A big thumbs up for Jules and his silicone...

A big thumbs up for Jules and his silicone intercooler pipes. I picked one up from him some time ago but was delayed from fitting it by a broken spring on one car then by ABS light on another.

I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 09:21
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By David Lawrence
You just have to persevere and use all 4 hands....

You just have to persevere and use all 4 hands. They do go on eventually
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 05:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,091
Posted By David Lawrence
Are you not suffering with the door cards...

Are you not suffering with the door cards delaminating as well? Mine all started around the same time so it might not be long before you need a full retrim anyway. Regarding the match, could the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 18:56
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By David Lawrence
That sensor has a tendency to short out against...

That sensor has a tendency to short out against the metalwork behind the grill and the wire goes open circuit. Sensor itself is probably fine but you will find a broken wire coming from it. Just a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2020, 20:15
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By David Lawrence
Found this for you ...

Found this for you
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2716243&postcount=69

It was in a thread I posted some time ago about the bolts that hold it on
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 21:15
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By David Lawrence
That doesnt look so rounded that a good 6 sided...

That doesnt look so rounded that a good 6 sided socket couldnt get it out, but if it is then go the Irwin bolt extractor route. You have plenty of metal there for them to bite on, and a bit more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 17:16
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By David Lawrence
And if no beep check also if your reversing...

And if no beep check also if your reversing lights are working. If not then it could be the reverse switch in the gearbox. Easy enough job if its this.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:23
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By David Lawrence
Very easy job, you need a new regulator assembly....

Very easy job, you need a new regulator assembly. Get one from mickboy, i did the same just last week.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 20:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,852
Posted By David Lawrence
Can i also suggest you wash and wax the gutter...

Can i also suggest you wash and wax the gutter areas as I notice you have some accumulated dust and foreign objects there. I recently sprung a boot leak on mine which has been dry for 18 years, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 12:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By David Lawrence
Its not really about your age, its about your...

Its not really about your age, its about your driving. Good idea above to go for a driving lesson and see what he says. No point in giving up if you are still driving well.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 06:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By David Lawrence
Jules did the belts for me on my 198k miler. My...

Jules did the belts for me on my 198k miler. My air con was still working, but the condenser was bald of fins, so i asked him to do a full service, and he said the gas had reduced to the minimum and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 06:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes mine was not working finally, but before it...

Yes mine was not working finally, but before it stopped working, there was something peculiar with it. Jules had previously changed a clutch on the compressor, saying he couldnt see why it had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2020, 06:41
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By David Lawrence
I keep saying when I go, i want to go in one of...

I keep saying when I go, i want to go in one of those. Its up to you guys to keep these fleets alive. Go for it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2020, 06:38
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes, i will be keeping my old one after doing the...

Yes, i will be keeping my old one after doing the same. I couldnt see anything wrong with the mechanism that would have accounted for the volume of noise i was hearing, but the rusty cable, and maybe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2020, 20:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
Quite surprised to see it is almost a year since...

Quite surprised to see it is almost a year since i started this thread, but today finally fitted a replacement regulator from Mickyboy. Silence returned. Could not see anything obvious wrong with my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2020, 20:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By David Lawrence
Well, after 5 weeks away from the car with quite...

Well, after 5 weeks away from the car with quite a bit of rain falling in the meantime I returned to a dry boot. Looks like the build up of fallen pine needles around the gutter and around the seal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 19:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Lawrence
This similar version looks even better, but too...

This similar version looks even better, but too pricey really.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F261159279828

I am looking for something better...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By David Lawrence
I am more than satisfied with my longlife...

I am more than satisfied with my longlife stainless one. It was just quite time consuming and inconvenient getting to their agent, leaving the car with him all day, getting back there to pick up and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 18:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By David Lawrence
I had a similar growl, and Jules attended to it...

I had a similar growl, and Jules attended to it for me. Turned out to be a seized compressor. I was due for new belts after 190k miles from new, so he sorted it all at the same time.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 17:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Lawrence
So given the choice you’d go with this latter...

So given the choice you’d go with this latter option? You’ve tried both so a good judge I should say.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2020, 20:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Lawrence
Looking at this kind now. Seems a bit easier to...

Looking at this kind now. Seems a bit easier to store, and looks up to the job. Anyone have one?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F182676709175
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2020, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By David Lawrence
Are there any suppliers of Stainless exhausts for fit at home?

There are many ebay sellers of mild steel exhausts around, but havent found any for stainless steel.

I had one fitted (a Longlife one) to my manual car, but it took the whole day, had to drive to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 19:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By David Lawrence
Spring compression tools

Does anyone have any experience of this type of tool?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254457726300

Or this one?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 19:03
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By David Lawrence
I know mice like to chew stuff but how did it get...

I know mice like to chew stuff but how did it get the bolt out?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2020, 17:47
Replies: 65
Views: 5,780
Posted By David Lawrence
I got mine off with one like yours, so you’re in...

I got mine off with one like yours, so you’re in with a chance. Its a while ago now, the challenge was keeping it located, filed a bit of a groove in the tip if I remember well.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 11:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By David Lawrence
When you consider what you would pay to buy a new...

When you consider what you would pay to buy a new “maintenance light” car, new or just a few years old, tied in to main dealer servicing to maintain warranties, insurance and depreciation, only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 10:34
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By David Lawrence
Method 1 worked for me. There are also...

Method 1 worked for me.

There are also somewhere out there stainless replacements. My problem always is i can never remember what sizes i need, and many of the kits supplied often have the wrong...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2019, 10:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By David Lawrence
My front left spring broke on Monday this week. I...

My front left spring broke on Monday this week. I bought it brand new from KYB which is reputed to be one of the better aftermarket makes in April 2015, since when it managed just 20,000 miles. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 16:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By David Lawrence
I have cleaned all around the gutter area, which...

I have cleaned all around the gutter area, which was full of pine needles and dirt, then i removed the seal. There was a build up of dirt all the way under the lip of the seal, so I cleaned all that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By David Lawrence
Was yours the washer switch? I couldn’t see how...

Was yours the washer switch? I couldn’t see how to open up that part of the mechanism. I have sprayed some WD40 in, but its not much better.

Feels like the return spring inside that part has maybe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 13:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By David Lawrence
I dont really see how it gets in to the seal. I...

I dont really see how it gets in to the seal. I have given it a squeeze around that hole, there doesnt seem to be any water inside it. The boot lid is wet all around the edges, which looks like...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2019, 12:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By David Lawrence
Water on the boot lid seal near the hinge

I have water entering the boot over the boot lid seal somehow.
https://i.imgur.com/ylVK6ZN.jpg?1

Just by the drivers side boot hinge the seal is wet there, which then runs down and drips behind...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th December 2019, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By David Lawrence
Wiper stalk gone stiff

My wiper stalk has lost its click for the washers. It still works, but the stalk is stiff to move forwards and no longer clicks positively.

Is this common? Not heard of it before.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th December 2019, 06:31
Replies: 24
Views: 3,109
Posted By David Lawrence
This old post tells me that the KYB spring in the...

This old post tells me that the KYB spring in the photo lasted just 20,000 miles and 4 years 8 months. I replaced the snapped one yesterday.

I had been hoping for at least another 5 years out of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2019, 20:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By David Lawrence
I was just setting out to visit Jules today to...

I was just setting out to visit Jules today to pick up an intercooler hose, and my nSF spring snapped also as I reversed up the drive.

Not to worry, parked up again and jumped in the other car....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2019, 09:28
Replies: 96
Views: 11,897
Posted By David Lawrence
Looks like good progress so far. Noticed in one...

Looks like good progress so far. Noticed in one of the pictures, door card covering is delaminating like in my silver car. Are you thinking to recover them or to replace? Seems to me now so long...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2019, 17:16
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By David Lawrence
Basically yes, but some do not have the coolant...

Basically yes, but some do not have the coolant pump fitted.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 04:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By David Lawrence
The MOT guy should really know about this issue,...

The MOT guy should really know about this issue, most of them seem to, and dont normally fail it. Lets face it, you felt safe enough to drive it there for the test so it cant be that bad can it.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 18:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By David Lawrence
Do you have a fuel burning heater fitted? If so,...

Do you have a fuel burning heater fitted? If so, try unplugging it.

Mine has the K line cut, but if the loose end flaps around I got some strange things like you describe going on. Might be worth...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 14:49
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By David Lawrence
This may help ...

This may help
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=236460

Although i did the rebuild on the pump back in 2016 it was Jules who fitted it about a month ago when he did the belts and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 08:49
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By David Lawrence
You are a step ahead of where i was. I cant weld,...

You are a step ahead of where i was. I cant weld, or i can a bit but only have a 40 year old arc welder.

My advice in your case would be do it yourself to get through the mot, and get booked in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
A bit of gloss to keep the moisture out till I...

A bit of gloss to keep the moisture out till I can get back to finish iť
https://i.imgur.com/c3CsGHYm.jpg

Main issue is it needs a bit of filler just at the back to smooth out the weld line and i...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
Thanks for that bit of advice. Actually didnt...

Thanks for that bit of advice. Actually didnt know that primer is porous, so came as a great help, otherwise i could envisage returning to the car next month to find it red with rust again.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 05:33
Replies: 37
Views: 5,376
Posted By David Lawrence
Well done on sharing that. As you said, it takes...

Well done on sharing that. As you said, it takes a lot to talk about something like this. Have enjoyed your posts many times, and your story was quite a shock.

Main point is you are glad to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 05:11
Replies: 64
Views: 4,119
Posted By David Lawrence
Well at least you got a G-clamp out of it.

Well at least you got a G-clamp out of it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:08
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
Looking a bit better with grey primer instead of...

Looking a bit better with grey primer instead of black.

Weld line is visible in a few places, and over did it with the stone chip protection, but it will keep it protected for the winter until i...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 14:59
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
In my case the drivers seat mounting had a crack...

In my case the drivers seat mounting had a crack around its bolt down location in the floor so the seat tended to creak and tilt backwards when on the move. I assumed at the time that welding would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 04:03
Replies: 64
Views: 4,119
Posted By David Lawrence
Wow, i passed the selection test for an...

Wow, i passed the selection test for an apprenticeship in the ICI in Runcorn with the intention of following in my fathers footsteps. Hanging in his shed was a home made G clamp from those days also....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 20:13
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes i thought about it, but i was scarred by the...

Yes i thought about it, but i was scarred by the memory of messing up the floor pan of my 1974 Hillman Imp back in the 80’s, and decided against it.

My MOT guy made the point that yes you can spot...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 13:48
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
Got the car back now, painted black for...

Got the car back now, painted black for protection.
https://i.imgur.com/at2vXtjl.jpg

Hard to see the weld line but he had to make up a panel pretty much all the way from just in front of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 08:18
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By David Lawrence
Check behind the boot lining on that side and...

Check behind the boot lining on that side and check the earth point is tight. I had these strange bulb fail warnings on my indicator also, and this was the cause. The earth point has several black...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By David Lawrence
Weller here also

Weller here also
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 20:30
Replies: 25
Views: 5,375
Posted By David Lawrence
I am not near my cars at the moment but should be...

I am not near my cars at the moment but should be easy enough for someone to get you some reference dimensions from their car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 17:03
Replies: 25
Views: 5,375
Posted By David Lawrence
They do say they should be torqued up with the...

They do say they should be torqued up with the car back on its wheels, but if you did it with the arms at the right angle (same as when it is sitting on its wheels) i cant see why not. The key would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2019, 01:44
Replies: 25
Views: 5,375
Posted By David Lawrence
No because it had sheared off. I think there were...

No because it had sheared off. I think there were a few places where it was still stuck on but from memory I believe i was able to knock them off with a large screwdriver.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:41
Replies: 25
Views: 5,375
Posted By David Lawrence
I got it in with the subframe off the car. I...

I got it in with the subframe off the car. I loosely assembled everything off the car then raised the whole lot up to the car afterwards. I used the stubby spanner just at the end to hold the nut...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 20:18
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By David Lawrence
Thanks, I have replied.

Thanks, I have replied.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 20:13
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Lawrence
Can you get hold of a puller something like this?...

Can you get hold of a puller something like this?

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2103709&postcount=3
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By David Lawrence
Might be possible, but the joint is already...

Might be possible, but the joint is already knocking. I think there is a small recess in the stub that the boot should locate in but the little rubber rings they used are not strong enough to keep...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 11:13
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By David Lawrence
Is it worth painting drop links?

I purchased some Mayle HD drop links after the Lemforders failed within a year. The rubber boots around the roll bar end are not a tight fit on the stubs, and only had weak rubber bands securing them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 09:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By David Lawrence
Ive found i always manage to keep one on the...

Ive found i always manage to keep one on the road. If it comes to it, i suppose I will have to get a third..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2019, 09:46
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By David Lawrence
Excellent tip there. One of those I wish I had...

Excellent tip there. One of those I wish I had thought of it first.

Definitely has a problem with that sides chassis connection, will have to trace it back to source now.

Found that this car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 05:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By David Lawrence
Another option if you have space for it is buy a...

Another option if you have space for it is buy a second 75 and drive it while you restore the first one. But be warned, if you do that, you may well end up keeping both.

I struggled with the idea...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 15:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By David Lawrence
I use one of two methods depending on the...

I use one of two methods depending on the condition of the one im taking off. If it has already separated in to 2 halves then i use a hacksaw through the inner part to spread the inner steel ring. If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 15:35
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By David Lawrence
Now ordered a set. Wedgie will soon require them....

Now ordered a set. Wedgie will soon require them. I had a set from your first batch on my other car so have every confidence in this new batch if it is from the same source.

Please note that when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2019, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By David Lawrence
Rear lights earth problem

I started to see a few spurious warning lights on my message centre today, one was the brake pad warning symbol, but ut went out again which it doesnt normally do, then bulb failure messages.

The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 06:21
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By David Lawrence
That is very helpful, thanks, will pre-order...

That is very helpful, thanks, will pre-order later. Currently those options don’t appear on the website. Does it go in the “add a note” bit when ordering?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 20:22
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By David Lawrence
Just remind me what delivery options you have for...

Just remind me what delivery options you have for when the customer can’t be home to receive parcels? Was it a collection point?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2019, 19:55
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes, I’m thinking of pre-ordering a full set,...

Yes, I’m thinking of pre-ordering a full set, just been too busy trying to sort out the welding on my sills
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 05:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
That one is not mine, but you are quite right as...

That one is not mine, but you are quite right as a temporary job better than nothing. I like many would prefer a proper job done first time, but the guys who know how to do a proper job have lead...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 14:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By David Lawrence
I am about to have my sill welded up and was...

I am about to have my sill welded up and was wondering about having a welded on metal pad on the car and a soft pad on the jack instead. Any opinions on this?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 17:54
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
I have a guy now lined up to do a patch. Nothing...

I have a guy now lined up to do a patch. Nothing to lose by the sounds of things, apart from the cost of maybe doing the job twice.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 23:13
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By David Lawrence
Was the car moving when you pressed the brakes...

Was the car moving when you pressed the brakes and the light came on, or was this before you had even moved off after startup?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 16:37
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By David Lawrence
Wiring maybe? Anything frayed up behind the wheel...

Wiring maybe? Anything frayed up behind the wheel arch liner?

Did the start up test of the abs pass?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 16:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
I have no complaints about my MOT tester, hence...

I have no complaints about my MOT tester, hence why i am making every effort to get my sill welded. My problem is finding a welder who can do a decent job.

My question was about, if i should get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 08:21
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
When you say “templates”, what was it that you...

When you say “templates”, what was it that you provided? You mean the actual panel ready to weld in or a template in the sense of a cardboard shape for them to make up to?

I would put it in for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 19:40
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By David Lawrence
Long lead time for a decent welder

Here is a problem. My rear sills need welding, and welders who do a decent job are in high demand, such that the wait will take me a month or two after the expiry of the MOT.

I am thinking i need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2019, 18:58
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By David Lawrence
I found i was able to use a big screw driver to...

I found i was able to use a big screw driver to lever out the piston from the inside lip. It takes a few goes, but there is a kind of lip that surrounds the internal rim. The exposed side, not the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 19:18
Replies: 137
Views: 52,212
Posted By David Lawrence
I can confirm Jules has cured my problematic...

I can confirm Jules has cured my problematic front left and restored normal braking after I tried traditional methods 10 times or more and failed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 19:14
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By David Lawrence
When they stop working you get a continuous beep...

When they stop working you get a continuous beep for a few seconds then nothing. If you put your ear very close to a working one you can hear it ticking. A dead one is usually silent with no clicking.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 19:09
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By David Lawrence
When they stop working you get a continuous beep...

When they stop working you get a continuous beep for a few seconds then nothing. If you put your ear very close to a working one you can hear it ticking. A dead one is usually silent with no clicking.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2019, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By David Lawrence
Reversing sensor BMW

Used up the last of my spare sensors today, want to get one on stock, this looks to be compatible, can anyone confirm?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 17:59
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By David Lawrence
Just be aware if planning to buy a new nut for...

Just be aware if planning to buy a new nut for when you put it all back, you often find they supply a 36mm one.
Forum: Social Forum 8th September 2019, 13:21
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By David Lawrence
I would find toilet paper with a hole in the...

I would find toilet paper with a hole in the middle a bit tricky to use no matter how big the hole was.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2019, 15:56
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By David Lawrence
Recommendations for any Welders North Wales/Chester area

Still struggling to find a decent welder for the sill jacking points near to Wrexham. I am aware of the T Hobbs option but still cant believe he's the only one out there, and would very much like to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th August 2019, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By David Lawrence
I saw this message on my own car yesterday when i...

I saw this message on my own car yesterday when i used the spare key which is an aftermarket housing. The key blade is not quite all the way in because the glue set too fast on me, but the key works...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 15:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By David Lawrence
I too would like to know how to use TOAF for...

I too would like to know how to use TOAF for this. I plugged mine in and it Scanned the car ok but this was as far as i got. Looked complicated, so used my BMW scan tool instead.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By David Lawrence
Good tip. No i didnt, i fitted the caliper...

Good tip. No i didnt, i fitted the caliper complete with its pads to the hub then did the bleed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 08:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By David Lawrence
I could have air in my abs module, but my symptom...

I could have air in my abs module, but my symptom is of air only in the front left brake. I had the hose clamped while i changed the caliper, and bled the new caliper straight away. It is the front...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 08:32
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By David Lawrence
It is worth persevering with it, because i had...

It is worth persevering with it, because i had one from Matt which did the same. In the end i managed to find one of the genuine OEM ones in a packet from 2004 which went straight in and worked first...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By David Lawrence
This car has had slightly less than excellent...

This car has had slightly less than excellent brakes ever since i replaced the front to rear pipes in about 2010, and i got it to an acceptable state then just got used to it, but always felt the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 16:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By David Lawrence
Defeated by the brakes

Changed the front left caliper a while ago, and suffered a “softer” but certainly not spongy pedal ever since.

Brakes normally, but when braking from motorway speeds there is a discernible twist...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th July 2019, 07:52
Replies: 43
Views: 4,524
Posted By David Lawrence
Is this going to be on the car you had welded up?...

Is this going to be on the car you had welded up?

I am not at the stage to get this done yet as the welding has not been sorted yet. Tom Hobbs who you used is a bit too far for me, so am...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2019, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By David Lawrence
Non 75 question-peugeot 307 drivers window

Found the peugeot forum’s quite unhelpful compared to this one, hoping someone may have some advice for this problem.

A peugeot 307 with electric window which will operate normally about 3 times...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2019, 16:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Lawrence
Sure, its the bleed function I mean. As soon as...

Sure, its the bleed function I mean. As soon as you get that working I would be glad if you will let us know.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Lawrence
I hope you will report back as soon as you get it...

I hope you will report back as soon as you get it working. There are many units on the market with this feature, so it cant cause damage can it?

My problem has always been finding one guaranteed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 19:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By David Lawrence
Did you ever get the bosch abs 5.7 system working...

Did you ever get the bosch abs 5.7 system working for the bleed function?

I recently saw an old post where you mentioned it, but looking at your website this feature is not listed
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 17:51
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
Posted By David Lawrence
The waist seal thing seems to affect all the...

The waist seal thing seems to affect all the cars, both of mine have the galvanic corrosion thing going on, but it doesn’t spoil my enjoyment of the car. Will probably get around to sorting them out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2019, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By David Lawrence
Exactly my thoughts. Cheapest i found is £49. For...

Exactly my thoughts. Cheapest i found is £49. For that money i want to know its going to fix the problem. I would like to know how it works when it is clearly sending out a signal to the instrument...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2019, 12:27
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By David Lawrence
It is going back to Jules soon to have the work...

It is going back to Jules soon to have the work finished, and i was suggested to obtain a new inhibit switch, but they are around £100 on ebay, and for that money i was hoping to test my switch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2019, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By David Lawrence
How does the auto inhibit switch work?

I have an Auto that starts in Drive.

It was thought that the car may have had a manual ecu fitted at some time, but it has been T4’d by Jules who confirmed this is not the case. He has confirmed a...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 27th February 2019, 19:05
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By David Lawrence
Hope someone takes up the offer, nothing on that...

Hope someone takes up the offer, nothing on that list that would unduly worry me on a free car. Looks decent. Unfortunately already have 2 otherwise i would be tempted.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2019, 17:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,092
Posted By David Lawrence
Bit of an update on this. Took the car to Jules,...

Bit of an update on this. Took the car to Jules, who T4 checked it and confirmed i have the right ECU all paired to the right car correctly, i must admit i forgot to mention if it was upside down or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2019, 17:19
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
I wanted to update on this. I found the strip...

I wanted to update on this. I found the strip along the top pf the door to be heavily encrusted with grit, which i cleared out as suggested with a thin steel rule, i then gave it a good wash down as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2019, 06:05
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By David Lawrence
Can you feel if the water pump in the FBH is...

Can you feel if the water pump in the FBH is running?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2019, 06:00
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
I am away from the car for the moment so havent...

I am away from the car for the moment so havent yet had a chance to try the suggestions here. I will report back once i have.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2019, 17:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
No it doesnt drop Lee. I assumed it was ice in...

No it doesnt drop Lee. I assumed it was ice in the channel at first, but all thawed out and it still does it. A recent development on mine. The noise goes right through me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2019, 17:16
Replies: 28
Views: 4,008
Posted By David Lawrence
Drivers window “screech” at the top of travel

My drivers window makes a horrible screeching noise as it drops the first few inches, and same when it goes back up. I cant see anything obvious scratching on the glass, and the noise seems to come...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2019, 20:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By David Lawrence
Are all BF52’s press cars then?

Are all BF52’s press cars then?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2019, 19:36
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By David Lawrence
Am currently thinking to take it to Jules. The...

Am currently thinking to take it to Jules. The air con needs repairing anyway, and I suspect the compressor because that is what was faulty the last time, and although it was repaired i suspect it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 12:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By David Lawrence
You should persuade him to join the club so we...

You should persuade him to join the club so we can help him out where possible, as well as keeping him supplied with a steady stream of work.

I have been looking for welders local to me but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2019, 12:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,059
Posted By David Lawrence
It happens. To a certain extent buying an old car...

It happens. To a certain extent buying an old car you cant really trust any of the paperwork unless you have had the test done yourself. Mine was the same when i got it, no handbrake at all, lower...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2019, 08:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By David Lawrence
Maybe we should post up a list of work heading...

Maybe we should post up a list of work heading his way when he is back up and running.

My silver connie needs doing, just waiting for a suitable couple of days to arrange.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2019, 15:23
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By David Lawrence
It is definitely from the belt end of the engine....

It is definitely from the belt end of the engine. I tried using pipe but the noise sounds the same from all of the anciliaries. I rule out the water pump now because the noise seems to be from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2019, 13:31
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes but it was not operating at the time, and the...

Yes but it was not operating at the time, and the noise starts immediately the engine is turned on.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2019, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By David Lawrence
Noise from one of the engine ancilliaries i think

I have a noise that sounds rather like a boiling kettle. It comes when first starting the engine, and has been going after things warm up. The noise does not seem to change with engine revs, and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2019, 10:36
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By David Lawrence
The solution to this one is to buy a new actuator...

The solution to this one is to buy a new actuator and put it in the shed.

My drivers door lock started playing up 4 years ago, so ordered the actuator waiting for it to fail properly, but since...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2019, 17:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By David Lawrence
Is your water level going down?

Is your water level going down?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2019, 14:42
Replies: 35
Views: 3,300
Posted By David Lawrence
How much did it cost per side? I presume he has...

How much did it cost per side? I presume he has the advantage of spraying it the right colour for you as well? I believe Tom Hobbs just does black.

Did you get a photo history of the work,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 17:41
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By David Lawrence
To be honest I didnt replace the captive nut at...

To be honest I didnt replace the captive nut at all, i used a standard nut, used a spanner on it through that top access hole, and reassemble the entire subframe complete with arms, all off the car,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2019, 18:20
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By David Lawrence
I wouldnt think so. What are you concerned about?...

I wouldnt think so. What are you concerned about? More likely your meter leads are affecting the reading unless you are using one designed for measuring low resistances
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd January 2019, 16:06
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By David Lawrence
I have used POR15 and Hammerite, and for sure tye...

I have used POR15 and Hammerite, and for sure tye POR15 is a stronger product. Under the car for its MOT last month, and it still looks as good as when applied over 3 years ago now, whereas the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2019, 09:07
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By David Lawrence
If he has a car with cruise control, and both the...

If he has a car with cruise control, and both the cruise control and his speedo work, then the fronts must be ok. Its not too difficult then to check/replace the rears, using the methods described....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2019, 16:48
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By David Lawrence
And if buying new ones dont buy them from ECP....

And if buying new ones dont buy them from ECP. They supply them too short. Look for borg and beck items instead.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2018, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By David Lawrence
Are you absolutely sure the seat is heating up? I...

Are you absolutely sure the seat is heating up? I say this because i once had a passenger searching my dash for a switch, and when I asked why, he said he wanted to turn the heated seat off. This was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2018, 19:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By David Lawrence
I had a sticking front on my silver cdt last...

I had a sticking front on my silver cdt last year, and obtained a set of replacements from Mickyboy, and refurbished those with the big red kits. Cant say I had any problems.

Today however my...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 10:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,486
Posted By David Lawrence
Dont know if this helps. Popped mine out this way...

Dont know if this helps. Popped mine out this way using a combination of bits from different pullers

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=239032&page=2
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2018, 02:42
Replies: 52
Fbh
Views: 3,296
Posted By David Lawrence
Lee, i believe there is a thermal measuring...

Lee, i believe there is a thermal measuring component on the PCB which judges what temperature the water has reached, possibly it is not working correctly, or part of the measuring circuit is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2018, 05:32
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By David Lawrence
I am out of the country at the moment, intend to...

I am out of the country at the moment, intend to get in to it on my return.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2018, 20:01
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By David Lawrence
No, it is a hole I’m afraid. Nothing that cant be...

No, it is a hole I’m afraid. Nothing that cant be fixed, but want a proper job done. Nottingham is a good 3 hours from me, so quite a challenge sorting it out to take it there. Never had the need for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2018, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By David Lawrence
Welders in North Wales/Chester area?

My 51 plate conn se just got through its MOT, but the corrosion in the rear sills was highlighted as an advisory, so I need to get it done.

I’ve seen the quality of the work done by TJ Hobbs, but...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 2nd November 2018, 10:16
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By David Lawrence
For anyone who has this I found mine was cured by...

For anyone who has this I found mine was cured by removing the small blue fuse from the back of the head unit for a few minutes and replacing. It came back to life, and is now working ok again. The...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 1st November 2018, 15:42
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By David Lawrence
Navall unit dead after a flat battery

Returned home to a flat battery after the car had been stood for a few months.

After a recharge and getting the car started again, the navall wont turn on.

f22 in the passenger fusebox is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2018, 16:49
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By David Lawrence
Use a nut splitter on the nut if heat wont shift...

Use a nut splitter on the nut if heat wont shift it. The track rod itself will not be too hard to undo once the nut has gone.

You need a good heat torch to get the nut hot enough to move it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th September 2018, 11:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By David Lawrence
Good luck with the project. Your ABS issue is...

Good luck with the project. Your ABS issue is going to be a sensor issue. The trick will be to find out which wheel.

Assuming your speedo works it wont be front right, and if your cruise control...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2018, 12:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By David Lawrence
Yes, i fitted it to both of my cars. I drilled...

Yes, i fitted it to both of my cars. I drilled out tye ring tabs slightly and connected it either side of the fuse box
https://preview.ibb.co/m7hP5U/7_BC3_EF51_CA73_4402_A5_E1_1901_E58_A9_C55.jpg...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th September 2018, 10:20
Replies: 61
Views: 8,886
Posted By David Lawrence
That looks great work, good that he provides...

That looks great work, good that he provides photos too. Did he paint it as well? Thought he only did black.
(Anyone tried asking Tom to join the forum? He seems to be saving a lot of 75’s)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2018, 13:57
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By David Lawrence
I replaced mine maybe 8 or 9 years ago now by...

I replaced mine maybe 8 or 9 years ago now by running the new line around the side of the tank, just need to make the line longer than the original, and also route it above the heat shield to keep it...
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