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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 11:10
Replies: 30
Views: 975
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thermal expansion and contraction can't provide a...

Thermal expansion and contraction can't provide a turning motion to ' unscrew ' the screw, can it , especially in such as a household socket not subject to vibration !



Loose screws in such...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 20:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,800
Posted By Ducati750cc
Two quick stories, 1) As teenager I couldn't...

Two quick stories, 1) As teenager I couldn't afford new batteries for my motorbikes, so used to cadge any that were being changed from friends and using an old charger were on a ' conveyer belt ' ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 19:58
Replies: 38
Views: 1,800
Posted By Ducati750cc
Not having a Liddle charger I can't confirm your...

Not having a Liddle charger I can't confirm your findings.


I do however have an old crude 24v, 12v, charger / boost starter, when connected as in the method I stated, no spark, a couple of CTEK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 19:23
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Ducati750cc
Scotchlocks are only of any use in my estimation...

Scotchlocks are only of any use in my estimation as a strictly temp. get you home fix, especially when they are tucked away and difficult to get at, more so where they maybe subject to moisture or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 09:05
Replies: 38
Views: 1,800
Posted By Ducati750cc
First rules of connecting and disconnecting a...

First rules of connecting and disconnecting a battery charger.


Connect charger to battery.


Plug in battery charger.


Switch on mains.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2021, 19:29
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ducati750cc
But the report doesn't show what you say, quite...

But the report doesn't show what you say, quite the opposite, the charts / graphs, 3 & 7, I mentioned previously actually how low the output, in amps is at low engine revs



Talking about the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 20:47
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ducati750cc
A bit technical in parts but otherwise not bad. ...

A bit technical in parts but otherwise not bad.


Remember when you said......... " Fast tick over to put a charge into a nearly flat battery is no better than just letting the engine tick ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Ducati750cc
A word of caution, make sure your comp gauge,...

A word of caution, make sure your comp gauge, hose and adaptors are up to coping with diesel compressions which can be around an average of 300+ psi. up to 600+ psi.


It can make quite a 'pop'...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 13:31
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Ducati750cc
If it is white lingers and is not steam, steam...

If it is white lingers and is not steam, steam dissipates quickly and you can smell derv in the smoke it's a sign of the derv not been correctly combusted in the cylinders, yje unburnt fuel passing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 01:48
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Ducati750cc
It's not recommended to add a washer in such a...

It's not recommended to add a washer in such a critical situation or location where the manufacturer of the vehicle doesn't fit one.


What type of washer ?


Any old washer in the spare bits...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 01:31
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ducati750cc
Rubbish design from the 1960's compared to what...

Rubbish design from the 1960's compared to what exactly ? :shrug:



Fast tickover compared to idle tickover to put a charge into a nearly flat battery is the same you say.


Can I suggest you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:48
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ducati750cc
First rule of thumb when testing battery,...

First rule of thumb when testing battery, cranking, charging, in fact anything electrical on vehicle systems.........start with a fully charged or as near as battery, hence the engine running bit,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:00
Replies: 40
Views: 1,704
Posted By Ducati750cc
The important thing to note with the old type...

The important thing to note with the old type simple test is volt drop over a specific time from a reasonably, ideally fully charged battery, the cranking speed can be an indicator, but can be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you can borrow a torque multiplier it should...

If you can borrow a torque multiplier it should shift it and with surprisingly little effort.


I wonder why they thought they needed threadlock ?


Did they re-use the old nut ?


If an old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 00:49
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Ducati750cc
" I ran a live taillight feed from the rear of...

" I ran a live taillight feed from the rear of the cluster to the meter and earthed the meter through the wired (white) pin3 on the socket.


It may show as a good earth circuit on a DVM (...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 09:57
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Ducati750cc
At least the running lights and both indicators (...

At least the running lights and both indicators ( hazards ) should work with ignition off !


I wonder how he tested to see that the earth was OK ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 20:07
Replies: 48
Views: 2,610
Posted By Ducati750cc
now it looks more likely the car will return on...

now it looks more likely the car will return on the back of a truck!


If it is covered by a breakdown service and would be at no cost to yourself that's the way I would go.


It's all well...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 18:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,767
Posted By Ducati750cc
When you say " but hot air is fine when car is...

When you say " but hot air is fine when car is moving forward but as soon as you stop, (with engine running) the cabin air drops to just barely warm. Start moving forward and goes hot again??? "
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2021, 08:43
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Ducati750cc
Either solder the good connector on to the new...

Either solder the good connector on to the new loom or use cable ties.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2021, 21:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By Ducati750cc
One thing to mention is to see if the engine can...

One thing to mention is to see if the engine can be turned in the reverse direction slightly via the starter ring gear, to the one it normally rotates, many things can make it appear that an engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 20:33
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Ducati750cc
I would expect it being like the front grill...

I would expect it being like the front grill badge which is stuck on, at a guess it could be used if you were able to remove it without distorting it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Ducati750cc
What make is the new cylinder ? I...

What make is the new cylinder ?



I presume you are talking about the pipe at the master cylinder end, they should have no problem screwing the fitting into the end of the master cylinder, it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2021, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Ducati750cc
It could be firefrost red. paint code CEV ...

It could be firefrost red. paint code CEV


Open the n/s front door, at the bottom of the 'B' pillar you will see the Vin plate, in the paint box it will have the correct colour code for the car,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 09:43
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks for coming back with solution, not...

Thanks for coming back with solution, not everyone does, it can help others with the same problem.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 09:39
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By Ducati750cc
There is also the chance that it is an...

There is also the chance that it is an immobiliser problem due to it disabling the starter motor.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 09:18
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Ducati750cc
Before stripping everything down, I would try...

Before stripping everything down, I would try doing a reverse reverse bleed again, taking care to do it properly and ensuring that it is filling the master cylinder, with a new slave and master this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 11:56
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Ducati750cc
As Arctic shows replacing the whole loom is quite...

As Arctic shows replacing the whole loom is quite involved, he also shows, how after a little dismantling, there will be plenty space to effect a repair if needed.


If some or all three wires...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Ducati750cc
A dual mass flywheel can make a similar noise. ...

A dual mass flywheel can make a similar noise.


Does it go away if the revs are increased slightly ?


A simple way of determining where a noise is coming from is by using a piece of rubber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 22:10
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Ducati750cc
If any pipes are needed use Kunifer 10,;) a...

If any pipes are needed use Kunifer 10,;) a copper based pipe, easier to work than steel and will outlast the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 12:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ducati750cc
You can buy new boots to fit any size of ball...

You can buy new boots to fit any size of ball joint and if access is quick and easy, the joint isn't worn, a quick re-grease, new boot and you're on your way.


In most instances there will be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2021, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Ducati750cc
It looks like the left hand indicator tell tale...

It looks like the left hand indicator tell tale light.


I know some folk don't know what they are for, going by the number of cars travelling, sometimes for miles with an indicator or hazards...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2021, 22:51
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By Ducati750cc
Best bet for an answer is a BMW forum !

Best bet for an answer is a BMW forum !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 22:24
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Ducati750cc
The only time they would be checked would be if...

The only time they would be checked would be if the park aid wasn't working, no need to check otherwise, you have your ear close to them so would be directly in their line of sight.


2. As...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 10:52
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just a quick thanks to MSS for bringing my...

Just a quick thanks to MSS for bringing my attention to the UNI-T.


I have used my old faithful LEM HEME LH1010 AC/DC ( a big beast in comparison to the UNI ), same as the old Fluke 1010, clamp...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 10:03
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Ducati750cc
It looks like what is known as a fuse tap which...

It looks like what is known as a fuse tap which allow a circuit , dash cam etc ,to have a fused supply without having to cut into wiring, it is simply plugged into an unpopulated fuse space, perm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 09:40
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By Ducati750cc
Once you have found a parasitic drain the next...

Once you have found a parasitic drain the next important thing, but not as simple, is to find the circuit causing it, not as easy as simply finding the overall drain.


There are several ways of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 14:50
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just had a look at mine when topping up the...

Just had a look at mine when topping up the washer bottle.


It's a three wire plug, green / purple / green black wires, looks like it has never been fitted and nothing within reach it could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2021, 17:14
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Ducati750cc
Changed the polarity of all the under seat...

Changed the polarity of all the under seat cables, testing one by one. Why would you want to change the polarity ?


In other news BOTH mechanical seat belt tensioners have lost their nuts and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ducati750cc
What he said ^ but have plenty of rags and hand...

What he said ^ but have plenty of rags and hand cleaner to hand 'cause it's a bit of a messy process.


Whilst you're at it give the EGR valve the same treatment, or blank it, Arctic has a good '...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ducati750cc
Nope those won't work either, remember, 75's use...

Nope those won't work either, remember, 75's use BMW locks, not the old Rover, shout at them loud enough and they'll open ones !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 20:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ducati750cc
Central door locking buttons won't work unless...

Central door locking buttons won't work unless the ignition is on.


You may also be able to squeeze it between the glass and the seal, again an L shape, then ease it into roughly the position of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 19:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ducati750cc
It's a tourer, no boot lid !

It's a tourer, no boot lid !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 19:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ducati750cc
The keys are not under the bonnet !

The keys are not under the bonnet !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 10:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ducati750cc
Oddly enough when a bolt enters the plastic stage...

Oddly enough when a bolt enters the plastic stage it can produce strain hardening to different degrees, cause by the strain causing dislocations within the metals structure, cold working.



As...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 09:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ducati750cc
If a used bolt is the same length as a new one it...

If a used bolt is the same length as a new one it hasn't been over the yield point and has stayed in the elastic region.


If it is longer, then it has been over the yield point and into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 09:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ducati750cc
Stretch to yield is the wrong term for these...

Stretch to yield is the wrong term for these bolts, it should be torque to yield.


TTY bolts are designed and used correctly by taking the bolt from its elastic state to its plastic state by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 08:45
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you want an idea of the CSA of cables you...

If you want an idea of the CSA of cables you need, just look at the + - battery cables on your vehicle, you need them to me at least the same or greater CSA.


Nothing at all wrong with the cheap...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2021, 09:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ducati750cc
Torque to yield is where a bolt is tightened...

Torque to yield is where a bolt is tightened beyond the yield point of the material.


When tightened to just below the yield point it is deformed elastically, so when removed it returns to it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 21:04
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Ducati750cc
As BL52 says, in most instances they will be OK...

As BL52 says, in most instances they will be OK as long as they have been correctly re-fitted during past spring changes and not distorted, though not available new, scrap yards and the tinternet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 08:41
Replies: 31
Views: 2,347
Posted By Ducati750cc
There are certain ' registered ' yards where all...

There are certain ' registered ' yards where all sorts of stolen metals can be got rid of, at less than the going rate, well known to certain communities, both fixed and mobile. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 09:45
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Ducati750cc
It would be cheaper, if it went again, to find...

It would be cheaper, if it went again, to find out why the replacement slaves have lasted such a short time, bearing in mind that many go to 150,000 and more without failing.



Poor quality...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 09:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By Ducati750cc
All brake hydraulic components should be able to...

All brake hydraulic components should be able to withstand pressures far higher than a human being is able to produce via the brake pedal, so in the MOT test, the tester will apply a pressure far...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2021, 21:46
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Ducati750cc
I've given Arctic an extra one for you, I've...

I've given Arctic an extra one for you, I've gained so much info from his posts. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2021, 23:44
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Ducati750cc
A little thanks to the forum, many unidentified posters and DMGRS.

I've had quite a few 75 CDTI's over the years all tourers and in the main, even though my younger son who has his own garage (you're getting to old now, I'll do it for you dad ) I have, still do,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2021, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Ducati750cc
No, as the term suggest, traction control helps...

No, as the term suggest, traction control helps to control traction, i.e. if an ABS wheel sensor, senses a wheel spinning faster, compared with the others, the wheel is not gripping the road surface...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 18:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ducati750cc
A normal clutch as in the 75 is a simple bit of...

A normal clutch as in the 75 is a simple bit of kit.


I can't understand Beadles reticence in the matter.


Slightly understandable, but only slightly, if it was say a 1920's car, something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 09:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ducati750cc
If the garage is unable to source the parts,...

If the garage is unable to source the parts, unusual, why don't you purchase them ?


Any good garage should be able to accommodate you this way, they may, under such circumstances, only guarantee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2021, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget that 99% of a good...

Don't forget that 99% of a good finish..............is in the prep.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2021, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Ducati750cc
No it's a magnetic segmented ring part of the...

No it's a magnetic segmented ring part of the bearing, looks almost like a seal.


The flat on the D shaped tip of the sensor is very close to the sensor ring, a small air gap.


Problems can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 13:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By Ducati750cc
As T-Cut says such a rapid increase in pressure...

As T-Cut says such a rapid increase in pressure suggests head/gasket/block problems, time for a leak-down, compression, and sniffer test before you start dismantling anything, using these will help...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2021, 17:22
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Ducati750cc
Weeping fluid exactly where from ?

Weeping fluid exactly where from ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2021, 16:52
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Ducati750cc
I agree, many reservoirs are a simple push fit...

I agree, many reservoirs are a simple push fit into grommets in the master cylinder and are not subject to internal pressure in normal use.


When using any form of this type of pressure bleeder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2021, 08:24
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Ducati750cc
Have you noticed a drop in the fluid level in the...

Have you noticed a drop in the fluid level in the reservoir over a few days?


Spilt fluid or oil can take a while to eventually dissipate especially whenin nooks and crannies.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 10:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,073
Posted By Ducati750cc
I totally agree, manufacturers don't give out...

I totally agree, manufacturers don't give out change intervals or specs to make more money on servicing, they do it to make sure they don't get bad press from failures.


The specs are arrived at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2021, 22:02
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Ducati750cc
...........who was doing them as a special deal...

...........who was doing them as a special deal for £350.............

............The car had 140,000 on the clock ............

............where the mechanic opened the bleed pipe and let out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2021, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Ducati750cc
What Dave says ^. All a compression test...

What Dave says ^.


All a compression test will tell you is either, compression not within spec, low compression, or no compression and that's all !


A leak test will let you know in what area...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 08:13
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Ducati750cc
You should have a local paint supplier who deals...

You should have a local paint supplier who deals in either HMG or Tekaloyd coach enamel, or go online to such as Rawlins paint supplies or similar.


Coach enamel is like house paint with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 08:02
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Ducati750cc
To do a cylinder leak test buy or borrow one of...

To do a cylinder leak test buy or borrow one of these :


https://tinyurl.com/yjwcjoa8



Easy to use, make sure the cyl you are testing is at TDC on the compression stroke then:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 07:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget to suspend the stat with a piece of...

Don't forget to suspend the stat with a piece of string or wire in the water to keep it clear of contacting the pan to prevent metal to metal heat transfer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2021, 23:24
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ducati750cc
Was the piston rod damaged ?

Was the piston rod damaged ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 11:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ducati750cc
That's the check strap, a spray of white grease...

That's the check strap, a spray of white grease and work it back and forth a bit should cure it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2021, 23:38
Replies: 37
Views: 2,492
Posted By Ducati750cc
Simple answer, yes every time and don't forget...

Simple answer, yes every time and don't forget about tensioners and any other bits and bobs that may well not be immediately due for replacement, but whilst everything is in bits will be far easier...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2021, 11:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ducati750cc
How does a battery warning light work, very...

How does a battery warning light work, very simply.


It serves two functions, the main one being to allow a small current to the alt to start charging at low revs, the second is that it acts as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 17:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ducati750cc
There is the rare possibility that when hitting...

There is the rare possibility that when hitting the pothole the N/S shocker piston rod has been bent and the bent section is preventing the shocker from reaching its maximum amount of downward...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2021, 12:47
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Ducati750cc
Agreed - but don't think my reader can show this...

Agreed - but don't think my reader can show this - but certainly on the first road test and partially on the 2nd road test the post cat 02 sensor is pointing to a duff cat or something wrong with ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2021, 11:19
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Ducati750cc
So i used my code reader to see the pre and post...

So i used my code reader to see the pre and post cat O2 sensor voltage signals on a 40 mile journey - pre cat O2 sensor was spot on - the post cat sensor (which should run rich and have gentle...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2021, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you crawl into the luggage area you will see...

If you crawl into the luggage area you will see the panel in the boot door card for storing the warning triangle, open it and you will see the emergency door pull.


Pull the cable and it will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Ducati750cc
Hi all and thanks for your input, a quick update....

Hi all and thanks for your input, a quick update.


I just gave it another try via the link on the Facebook page and succeeded via advanced etc. though I had tried that yesterday without success,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 10:47
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Ducati750cc
TOAF website down ?

As the title, I mentioned TOAF to a chap who stopped to talk about the free tourer I have put on the road, he has a 75 himself.


He dropped me an email this morning to say that it appears to have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 20:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Ducati750cc
Oddly enough most break at the bottom end, the...

Oddly enough most break at the bottom end, the rust I mentioned is rusting of upper arm where the spring sits.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 17:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Ducati750cc
Take careful note of the upper and lower rubber...

Take careful note of the upper and lower rubber spring seats and how they fit on the springs, both are different, the bottom one usually needs a 1/4 turn to free it from the wishbone and a 1/4 turn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 13:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ducati750cc
I've run motorbikes, cars, boat engines,...

I've run motorbikes, cars, boat engines, agricultural stuff for donkeys years, back to the time when it was advised to change the antifreeze every two years, due to two things, one evaporation of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 23:34
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By Ducati750cc
And another seemingly difficult problem solved...

And another seemingly difficult problem solved quickly by the knowledge on here, the best thing was, it cost nothing to fix.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 23:28
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Ducati750cc
I don't think the fitter could fit the wrong...

I don't think the fitter could fit the wrong screen, or he would have done. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 10:52
Replies: 112
Views: 4,847
Posted By Ducati750cc
A torque wrench is safer because it's designed to...

A torque wrench is safer because it's designed to disconnect the applied force at the chosen setting.

Nope, a torque wrench is designed to indicate, by various means, when the set torque has been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 12:59
Replies: 112
Views: 4,847
Posted By Ducati750cc
Regarding "breaker bars", this term conjures up...

Regarding "breaker bars", this term conjures up an image of brute force and ignorance in my mind.

That would only be if you don't know what a breaker bar is, what it is used for and why the term '...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 12:09
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Ducati750cc
They are quite easy to change, no spring...

They are quite easy to change, no spring compressor needed, the important part is to ensure that the rubber seats are fitted correctly, the top and bottom are different and they can be fitted the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 11:51
Replies: 48
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ducati750cc
Same here........... now what was I going to say....

Same here........... now what was I going to say. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 09:43
Replies: 48
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ducati750cc
I don't faff about wrestling with the whole...

I don't faff about wrestling with the whole assembly, haven't done for years.


The first time one of mine needs a new arm, I unbolt the bottom drop link joint, then after unbolting and loosening...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 08:32
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Ducati750cc
It should do, the airbag system has nothing to do...

It should do, the airbag system has nothing to do with the engine and vice versa.


I had one fail so removed it and drove to a local scrap yard without it plugged in, got one from a scrapper,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 08:21
Replies: 48
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ducati750cc
Luck gets things right most of the...

Luck gets things right most of the time.............skill gets them right all of the time. :};)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2021, 22:31
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Ducati750cc
I think my lads kit cost about £500-£600 or...

I think my lads kit cost about £500-£600 or thereabouts, which isn't overly expensive for tools these days.


For tool and equipment purchases he still remembers the advice given to him by his old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2021, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Ducati750cc
Yes a bit of heat works wonders. I have...

Yes a bit of heat works wonders.


I have an old BOC O series welding torch which is great for such situations, with a no.1 tip and using oxy acetylene or oxy propane with a no. 1 propane tip I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th May 2021, 21:06
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By Ducati750cc
Sometimes with bolts such as these and the...

Sometimes with bolts such as these and the position they are in, especially when working on ramps or axle stands on your back, is to apply enough pressure between socket and bolt head to prevent it '...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 09:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Ducati750cc
Or a ring, they can cause some interesting...

Or a ring, they can cause some interesting injuries when squashed on to a finger, even better ones when pulled off the finger along with the skin, sometimes down to the bone, sometimes including...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 09:06
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Ducati750cc
On my tourer the front seatbelt tensioners are on...

On my tourer the front seatbelt tensioners are on the seat belt stalks.


At the rear, I would guess that the outer seat tensioners are in the door pillars, like many cars and the center tensioner...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2021, 21:32
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Ducati750cc
I've got my old 02 plate tourer I've been using...

I've got my old 02 plate tourer I've been using as a donor car and it won't be long before it goes to the scrap yard.



PM me your address and I'll put a couple in the post, yes two just in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 12:16
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
I've built up two legs for the Freebie in the...

I've built up two legs for the Freebie in the last couple of days, fitted the O/S one yesterday, used the original 15mm nuts, cleaned up and given a coat of paint, they always appear to be in good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 11:42
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Ducati750cc
Yes, they are an easily used, cheap tool and as...

Yes, they are an easily used, cheap tool and as with with many tools you find other things you can wire up.


One word of caution, if used carefully they work fantastically, if not you end up with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2021, 11:04
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
Lest we forget, cars and many other things are...

Lest we forget, cars and many other things are made to be assembled easily and quickly without a thought of access for repairs down the line, it appears.


How often have we all muttered...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 20:17
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Ducati750cc
I use this: https://tinyurl.com/ygs5hl8d ...

I use this:


https://tinyurl.com/ygs5hl8d


and this:


https://tinyurl.com/yfh5y6kc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 19:55
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget to take the opportunity to scrape...

Don't forget to take the opportunity to scrape out as much old grease as you can and pack it with fresh grease whilst wiggling it around, make it last a bit longer ;)


There are various methods...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 09:03
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Ducati750cc
My understanding is that the 12s won’t make a...

My understanding is that the 12s won’t make a warm fridge cold, but it will keep an already cool fridge at temperature.


It should, but it depends on the voltage at the fridge heater element...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 10:50
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Ducati750cc
Though this is not directly to do with wiring a...

Though this is not directly to do with wiring a 12 and 12s into a 13, simple if you take your time, are methodical and get a diagram.


Some things to be aware of, some modern vans have ATC so to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 09:07
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Ducati750cc
Are you testing at the pin with the engine...

Are you testing at the pin with the engine running ?


There is, should only be, a supply to the fridge pin and the caravan battery charge pin, only when the car engine is running and the alt has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 08:32
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ducati750cc
Hi and thanks Arctic, yes I have a similar...

Hi and thanks Arctic, yes I have a similar selection in my lifesaver extractor, nut splitter, puller, joint splitter, torque multiplier cabinet, along with some ground down torx and spline sockets.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd May 2021, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ducati750cc
No problem, if the car is not in use a drop of...

No problem, if the car is not in use a drop of Plusgas every day will help and yes doing the deed whilst still on the car is doable but if drilling is needed with great care and you will have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2021, 20:33
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ducati750cc
You must have a crystal ball, I have just fitted...

You must have a crystal ball, I have just fitted a pair of new plates about 20 mins ago.


They are M5 x 0.8 with a thread length of 10mm.


If you can, get stainless with a flanged head, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st May 2021, 00:51
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By Ducati750cc
The engine water pump via its design, is a...

The engine water pump via its design, is a centrifugal pump which by utilising an impeller with vanes and a volute (or diffuser vanes, two systems) cast into the pump housing, creates an area of low...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 11:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks for the link, saves me crawling about in...

Thanks for the link, saves me crawling about in the wind and rain taking the one off the scrapper to see how it works.


I'll still do it but wait for a dry day. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ducati750cc
Yes, it's an often understood bit of rubber, the...

Yes, it's an often understood bit of rubber, the reservoir needs a hole in the cap to provide air in to allow for fluid displacement, but moisture and dust needs to be kept out and its convoluted to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 09:01
Replies: 64
Views: 5,380
Posted By Ducati750cc
I tend to agree, being an avid scrap yard parts...

I tend to agree, being an avid scrap yard parts gatherer over the years and seen accident damaged cars in my sons garage with similar set ups to the upper and lower arm inner mounts, i.e. a rubber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2021, 00:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ducati750cc
Four solutions, some can with a bit of luck be...

Four solutions, some can with a bit of luck be done in situ.



1) If there is sufficient stud standing proud, weld a nut on it, the direct heat on the stud usually helps as well.


2) Flush...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 23:58
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By Ducati750cc
Two of mine have the earth wire problem and I've...

Two of mine have the earth wire problem and I've seen it on others, all at the eyelet under the socket headed bolt on the cooler, possibly due to galvanic action.


Every time I see them I think "...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2021, 08:21
Replies: 64
Views: 5,380
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you look at the photo's on post 30 you will...

If you look at the photo's on post 30 you will see that to get a nut to sit flush, as it should, with the subframe face, the old flange nut cages would have to be dressed off, simple for the lower...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2021, 23:28
Replies: 64
Views: 5,380
Posted By Ducati750cc
It all depends if a captive nut replacement needs...

It all depends if a captive nut replacement needs welding on the lower arm inner mounts, or the upper arm inner mounts.


With the subframe on the bench, the lower arm nuts are relatively easy to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th May 2021, 08:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ducati750cc
Yes though difficult trying to diagnose at a...

Yes though difficult trying to diagnose at a distance, your gear selection problem does appear, as I mentioned, be to hydraulic, not selectors, ( but there could still be further problems which will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2021, 14:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Ducati750cc
My clutch is/was acting up , it gets stuck in...

My clutch is/was acting up , it gets stuck in reverse gear sometime but I went to a rover 75 specialist and he said the clutch master cylinder is leaking so I'm waiting on that cylinder to arrive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th May 2021, 08:00
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Ducati750cc
Well, I've partially answered my own question...

Well, I've partially answered my own question having a donor scrap 2002 tourer and the 2005 tourer to play with.


The 2005 has the space for a tailgate/boot remote opening switch covered by a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 22:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ducati750cc
When he removes a plug, ( less load on the engine...

When he removes a plug, ( less load on the engine ) does he disconnect the relevant coil or leave the spark plug attached to the coil but resting on the the engine ?


What happens if he leaves...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 20:54
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Ducati750cc
I'm just working on a 75 from back to front. ...

I'm just working on a 75 from back to front.


Anything new is given a spray coat of epoxy primer then 2k black.


Anything taken off to be re-used is de-rusted by electrolysis, in a sodium...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 12:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Ducati750cc
Slide the other part of the blue plug off the...

Slide the other part of the blue plug off the pcb, then turn the pcb over and you will see where 7&8 are as in T-Cuts post, also, as T-Cut mentions there are variations on a theme as to pcb design...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 11:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Ducati750cc
Edit: Instructions deleted due to picture...

Edit:


Instructions deleted due to picture having been removed so the instructions wouldn't make any sense without the diagram to refer to.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Ducati750cc
[QUOTE=macafee2;2881408]Not just closed but...

[QUOTE=macafee2;2881408]Not just closed but locked?
Just been out to my Tourer which has single point entry activated. 1 click unlocks drivers door. 2 clicks unlocks all doors, glass and metal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 12:46
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks for that CLF, everything operates as...

Thanks for that CLF, everything operates as normal from the fob including opening the tailgate by holding the unlock button down for 1 second, fitting the tailgate opening switch from the old car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 11:13
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Ducati750cc
Tourer rear tailgate window remote opening switch.

Whilst playing about with Toaf on the 2005 cdti tourer I was given and am working on, I found that the tailgate window can be opened remotely.


Does anyone know if there was a switch fitted and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 10:30
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
I fitted a pair a while back and the new ones had...

I fitted a pair a while back and the new ones had 17mm nuts that soon found their way into my 17mm nut and bolt box to be replaced with 15mm.


I couldn't fathom out why the manufacturer went up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 00:29
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
Because you have to drop them over the nut, like...

Because you have to drop them over the nut, like a ring spanner.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2021, 00:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ducati750cc
Is it the 2 ( each side ) rear trailing arm bush...

Is it the 2 ( each side ) rear trailing arm bush mount bolts ( 18mm head ) that screw into the subframe from above ?


If so, have you dropped the subframe to enable access to be able to run a tap...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2021, 07:10
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Ducati750cc
Is it 1) not turning over, or 2) turning over and...

Is it 1) not turning over, or 2) turning over and not starting ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2021, 08:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ducati750cc
It would be best when seeking a solution for a...

It would be best when seeking a solution for a car not starting, to highlight one of the following.


1) It won't start due to not cranking.


2) It cranks OK but won't start.


Thus...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2021, 10:03
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
A cable tie or a couple of turns of masking tape...

A cable tie or a couple of turns of masking tape to lash it to the leg makes it behave. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2021, 08:11
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
To get the correct clamping force the nut...

To get the correct clamping force the nut actually stretches the bolt, in some applications the torque is critical to get an even, consistent and repeatable clamping force, cyl head, in others not so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2021, 22:12
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Ducati750cc
Do you mean intercooler to engine or EGR valve...

Do you mean intercooler to engine or EGR valve ???


Anyway, to answer your question, as long as there are no leaks of pressure from the pipe, it makes no difference if it was made of rubber,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2021, 21:55
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just measured a couple of links and they vary...

Just measured a couple of links and they vary between 23.77mm and 23.9mm, so call it 24mm ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2021, 21:38
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
No need for calculations if the crows foot is...

No need for calculations if the crows foot is fitted at 90 deg to the torque wrench.


If it has to be used straight, i.e. it extends the length of the torque wrench then a recalculation is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2021, 09:54
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Ducati750cc
Same here, I've got a MK1 donor car if you need...

Same here, I've got a MK1 donor car if you need any.


P.s. Check the captive nuts to see of they are OK, if they have been rusty also it would be advised to run a tap, or a bolt with a couple of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2021, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Ducati750cc
For such as lubricating brake assemblies hand...

For such as lubricating brake assemblies hand brake links, shoe / pad rubbing areas etc. I have used high temperature ceramic grease for years, as Harry says, the handbrake adjusters will not get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 20:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ducati750cc
Absolutely correct, once the light is on the ABS...

Absolutely correct, once the light is on the ABS is disabled end of, it is brought on by the system when a fault is registered from one of, or several of, many components from sensors, pump,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 17:08
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
Oi SD1.............you beat me to it and a...

Oi SD1.............you beat me to it and a picture is sometimes better than a thousand words. :};)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 17:04
Replies: 144
Views: 9,477
Posted By Ducati750cc
The problem is caused by the spring seats not...

The problem is caused by the spring seats not being handed as such, they have two protrusions for the link seats for the hole to be drilled for the top link bolt, either protrusion depending on n/s...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 08:57
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Ducati750cc
I totally agree with what you say, can I add, the...

I totally agree with what you say, can I add, the odd surprise sometimes found with a different shocker on each side, obviously done when someone has only replaced one, but with no noticeable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2021, 22:34
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Ducati750cc
Before deciding what make to get or what...

Before deciding what make to get or what supplier, lift the rear seat base, look at the white sticker, ( spring and damper identification ) under there to see the letter that determines the correct...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2021, 22:12
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Ducati750cc
A compression test ( pressure test ) only tells...

A compression test ( pressure test ) only tells you one thing, the pressure is low, but not why.


As living in the past says before condemning the engine, or worrying about massive bills, get a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 20:47
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Ducati750cc
There is the potential for that to happen, on...

There is the potential for that to happen, on the75 tourer I was given, whilst changing rear upper wishbones the inner captive nut on one let go so the subframe had to come down so I could work on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 15:30
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Ducati750cc
Discounting the drop link nuts which are easily...

Discounting the drop link nuts which are easily getattable but will benefit from a couple of days of Plusgas, the other four clamp bolts are fairly easy to get to, the car up on ramps or safe on axle...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 15:04
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Ducati750cc
Due to accurately drilling the broken screw from...

Due to accurately drilling the broken screw from above with an M6 tapping drill, 5mm, the long winded way would be to remove the slam panel and drill through the captive nut, or remove the captive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2021, 08:51
Replies: 38
Views: 3,248
Posted By Ducati750cc
Simply turn it over with the plugs out with...

Simply turn it over with the plugs out with ignition disabled, and stand back, if no fountains of water out of the bore, then either pop the plugs back in and see if it will start and proceed from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 09:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget that magic life saver in your pocket...

Don't forget that magic life saver in your pocket whenever working on or stripping down something unfamiliar................your phone camera. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 17:06
Replies: 38
Views: 3,248
Posted By Ducati750cc
Tut, tut, you should have known when your knees...

Tut, tut, you should have known when your knees started getting hot, now with my air cooled bikes it was never a problem, nuts and bolts dropping off, bulb filaments breaking with vibration, the odd...
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