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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2021, 17:58
Replies: 348
Views: 58,319
Posted By edwardmk
I feel we need a return to a British standard...

I feel we need a return to a British standard system. Problem is that the counterfeiters always just come up with a forged stamp for any standard. The way forwards would be a trading standards...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2021, 17:50
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By edwardmk
I rediscovered the joy of using my V8 as a daily...

I rediscovered the joy of using my V8 as a daily this month (having fixed the various issues that arose instantly when I boasted how reliable she was). I have to report that MG53 ANG is very silver,...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2021, 23:28
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By edwardmk
There is an epidemic of fraud now of all kinds....

There is an epidemic of fraud now of all kinds. The internet of things has become like the wild west. All the scam attempts rely on FOMO or FOMAM to goad us into clicking a link without thinking too...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 7th May 2021, 23:39
Replies: 102
Views: 10,088
Posted By edwardmk
so I told her I installed my own 7kw charger. ...

so I told her I installed my own 7kw charger.

Curiosity got the better of me. What grade cable did you go with?
6mm or 10mm?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th May 2021, 22:20
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By edwardmk
So true, and it goes on. Suggestion to cut off...

So true, and it goes on. Suggestion to cut off power to Jersey made recently. Long supply chains aren't green or logical.
We have the skills in the UK. It's a combination of short termism in...
Forum: NAC & SAIC 4th May 2021, 19:57
Replies: 102
Views: 10,088
Posted By edwardmk
I'd recommend you change it to 10mm. If you're OK...

I'd recommend you change it to 10mm. If you're OK with electrical work, that would do the trick. 6mm would be marginal for long term continuous charging at 7kw.
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2021, 20:55
Replies: 45
Views: 1,589
Posted By edwardmk
Now sorted for a one off tenner too:}

Now sorted for a one off tenner too:}
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2021, 09:59
Replies: 45
Views: 1,589
Posted By edwardmk
I noticed something odd too. I tried to donate...

I noticed something odd too. I tried to donate £10 via Paypal. I was about to hit the pay button when I noticed it was £10/month. It wouldn't allow me to switch to a one off payment, so I gave it a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2021, 15:38
Replies: 38
Views: 2,846
Posted By edwardmk
About seven years ago now I boiled out all the...

About seven years ago now I boiled out all the water from the ZT V8 on a pottering run around Cornwall showing my mum and sister the sights. The engine literally cut out and we had to push the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2021, 12:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,651
Posted By edwardmk
Now that is a proper flood. Hopefully you didn't...

Now that is a proper flood. Hopefully you didn't have to go through that one:eek:?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 15:27
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By edwardmk
Well done Sebastien. You've clearly looked after...

Well done Sebastien. You've clearly looked after the car. £6000 represents great value when you compare the cost of buying a new car now. All the motoring mags are trumpeting that the car 'holds it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th April 2021, 22:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,651
Posted By edwardmk
As a newbie to this, I purchased a DTI gauge when...

As a newbie to this, I purchased a DTI gauge when replacing the rear discs on my ZT-T 190. The old discs will be OK to skim, but the run out on the new discs was worse than the old ones until I...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2021, 22:37
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By edwardmk
Surely there is a claim against the solicitor...

Surely there is a claim against the solicitor here somewhere? Otherwise, what is the point of paying high fees for conveyancing expertise?
Forum: V8 Forum 7th April 2021, 20:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By edwardmk
Lol. No wonder it sold out. I can see 3D printing...

Lol. No wonder it sold out. I can see 3D printing in my future though.
Forum: V8 Forum 6th April 2021, 22:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By edwardmk
Didn't realise they were available so much...

Didn't realise they were available so much cheaper.

This ranked 1 for 2021 in small 3D printers. On Amazon
...
Forum: V8 Forum 6th April 2021, 19:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By edwardmk
That is definitely the future for many harder to...

That is definitely the future for many harder to find components. I have a nodding Xmas reindeer which just needs a small plastic linkage to fix it. I searched everywhere to find the part, but could...
Forum: Social Forum 5th April 2021, 19:43
Replies: 548
Views: 62,612
Posted By edwardmk
I can recommend an e-bike Bob. Some friends asked...

I can recommend an e-bike Bob. Some friends asked me to go cycling in Spain about eighteen months ago ( remember those halcyon days we could travel lol )The route was around 25 miles so I politely...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 15:02
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By edwardmk
Duly noted and appreciated input. I'll give that...

Duly noted and appreciated input. I'll give that a miss for the moment.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2021, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By edwardmk
That's good to know. I had a local garage lined...

That's good to know.
I had a local garage lined up to fit my DMGRS box (Powell's in Redruth), who had a good reputation for exhausts. They already removed the s/s backbox fitted previously which was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2021, 10:45
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By edwardmk
Would this cable be OK? ...

Would this cable be OK?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OBD2-II-OBD-USB-Cable-KKL-VAG-COM-409-1-Diagnostic-Scanner-for-VW-Audi-Seat-VCDS/333880694498?hash=item4dbcd716e2:g:HjgAAOSw~pNgHloc

I'd love to...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2021, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By edwardmk
Lol. Totally bonkers. I want one too.:D

Lol. Totally bonkers. I want one too.:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2021, 16:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By edwardmk
Hope you have enough to go ahead Rick. Really...

Hope you have enough to go ahead Rick. Really like the one on the ZT-T and hoping to fit one as ordered on the V8. So useful in the winter and I want a non-sandblasted screen again.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2021, 22:02
Replies: 84
Views: 4,830
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Rick, Just checking you got my pm and...

Hi Rick,

Just checking you got my pm and photos.

Cheers,
Martin
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2021, 13:42
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By edwardmk
I just had this issue, but with the added problem...

I just had this issue, but with the added problem of the manual key also not working. A new actuator fixed it. I've never changed an actuator before, but after reading many forum posts, I felt able...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2021, 23:38
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
A sudden current drain caused my battery to go...

A sudden current drain caused my battery to go very flat. The ticking noise was the BBUS trying to sound with no power ( it might have been going off all night without us hearing it ) I needed to...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 7th March 2021, 12:23
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By edwardmk
So it may be that my tourer wiring is correct....

So it may be that my tourer wiring is correct. I'm going to leave it 'as is', just because it saved me getting back into the car with a flat battery and a non- working key on manual.
Good luck...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 12:14
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By edwardmk
Looks amazing, and the car's pretty good too:D....

Looks amazing, and the car's pretty good too:D. Where was that pic taken?Looks like you had a nice run.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2021, 10:36
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
The dogbone linkage was rotating asymmetrically....

The dogbone linkage was rotating asymmetrically. I had a new one, but the old one was held so tight in the key barrel linkage I bailed from trying to pull it out for fear of damaging the plastic...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2021, 10:01
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By edwardmk
Interesting mod. I didn't realise the V8 had...

Interesting mod. I didn't realise the V8 had heated nozzles. Going to have to check mine now. I've never noticed a problem with the wash wipe. What is the improvement, just a better spread? Went to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th March 2021, 21:17
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
So following your suggestion Bill, I disconnected...

So following your suggestion Bill, I disconnected the dogbone and noticed that the barrel assembly would now rotate 90 degrees each way like it should. I noticed I still couldn't pull out the dogbone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 22:54
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Well the new driver's door latch actuator and...

Well the new driver's door latch actuator and dogbone arrived during the week, and I finally got a chance to look at them. I decided to play with the new latch before fitting.

It arrived in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2021, 20:45
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By edwardmk
So completely different to a ZT 260. Spring under...

So completely different to a ZT 260. Spring under some pressure too.:}
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th March 2021, 16:17
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By edwardmk
I have a permanent live pin 9 on the tourer I...

I have a permanent live pin 9 on the tourer I bought from Rick. He suspected that the original owner who wired up the tow socket spliced it in with no relay to protect the car battery, and that many...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 5th March 2021, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By edwardmk
Presumably you could connect a 12v bulb or...

Presumably you could connect a 12v bulb or similar to pin 9 and earth/chassis. If the item stays lit/on when the ignition key is out, you have a potential flat battery if anything is left connected...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2021, 21:30
Replies: 35
Views: 980
Posted By edwardmk
I think that Gordon was out of his depth, but...

I think that Gordon was out of his depth, but like many who are, he didn't realise it, and thought he knew best. He read the quip (out of context of course) by Lord Maynard Keynes about gold 'That...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd March 2021, 14:57
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By edwardmk
Yes! It didn't end well for the lady that comment...

Yes! It didn't end well for the lady that comment was attributed to. Monsieur Robespierre was eventually also a victim of Madame Guillotine when Karma caught up with him:eek:. They're both lucky it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2021, 08:05
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By edwardmk
Lol. Beat me to it.:D

Lol. Beat me to it.:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 15:38
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I've splashed out for a new latch/actuator from...

I've splashed out for a new latch/actuator from Rimmers, plus a new 'dogbone' since it was a cheap addition. I'll report later on the result and how the old and the new compare. Hoping for the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2021, 13:47
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Simon. Is the BCU the same as the BCM, namely...

Hi Simon. Is the BCU the same as the BCM, namely the computer module that controls things like door locks etc? I've noticed current twitches and pulses more than 30 minutes after locking up the V8.
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2021, 13:36
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By edwardmk
Ouch. He must have upset the wrong people....

Ouch. He must have upset the wrong people. (Possibly forgot them when he was influence peddling, whatever that is:getmecoat:)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2021, 19:20
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I had the window fully up and only sprayed the...

I had the window fully up and only sprayed the runners lower down just in case
:}
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2021, 23:19
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By edwardmk
Cat o' nine tails car wash. :D:D:D:D

Cat o' nine tails car wash. :D:D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 23:15
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By edwardmk
Well done. Looks like a very nice motor.

Well done. Looks like a very nice motor.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2021, 23:11
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Well I found time to fit the new passenger door...

Well I found time to fit the new passenger door latch/actuator today. Not as bad as I feared, all because of so much helpful advice on the forums. Hopefully I left thanks as appropriate, but special...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2021, 22:09
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By edwardmk
Have this problem with my Transit on left turn,...

Have this problem with my Transit on left turn, sometimes correct rate of flash, sometimes very fast rate. I think it's a dodgy earth, because I just changed the bulb but possibly didn't clean the...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2021, 09:04
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By edwardmk
That sums up quite well what would happen if we...

That sums up quite well what would happen if we started slinging around 100 megaton nukes. it's a deterrent until it's not, and then what? Perish the thought and hope the reality never happens.
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2021, 20:04
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By edwardmk
Yes. The incendiaries dropped and all of the...

Yes. The incendiaries dropped and all of the close packed wooden buildings resulted in a firestorm. More died than initially at Hiroshima.
The Japanese mentality at the time was by our modern...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2021, 17:10
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By edwardmk
Great question. That start must have taken...

Great question. That start must have taken serious power from somewhere.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2021, 15:00
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Many thanks Cliff for your post. I think you've...

Many thanks Cliff for your post. I think you've nailed the reason for the ticking noise. I did notice that as I was charging the battery up via the trailer socket, the alarm started to sound...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2021, 22:59
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks for the follow up Rick and the advice. I'm...

Thanks for the follow up Rick and the advice. I'm hoping to get stuck into this at the weekend and discover more and will post what happens. Current position is that the rear doors lock and unlock...
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2021, 09:28
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By edwardmk
I just watched the whole clip when I should have...

I just watched the whole clip when I should have done something else more important. lol:D
Forum: Social Forum 24th February 2021, 09:25
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By edwardmk
I saw a pic of the car and it was well off the...

I saw a pic of the car and it was well off the road at least 60' down a steep slope. Seriously mangled large SUV. We don't know what happened so I won't speculate. I can only wish him a speedy...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 22:16
Replies: 43
Views: 2,573
Posted By edwardmk
HI Rick, This has reminded me, I need to...

HI Rick,

This has reminded me, I need to order a new IPK screen for the ZT-T.
Going to be a full day when I come to visit Rick:bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2021, 19:31
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By edwardmk
You're totally correct about the suit only...

You're totally correct about the suit only protects the wearer. I would have needed to wear a mask as well. The same goes for FFP3 masks with exhaust valves. Nice for the wearer only and not suitable...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd February 2021, 18:38
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By edwardmk
Because she 'failed' all the mask fit testing for...

Because she 'failed' all the mask fit testing for FFP3 and FFP2, my dental nurse wears a full Wuhan style positive pressure protection suit. I have one too, but never worn it and keep it as a spare,...
Forum: Humour Corner 21st February 2021, 10:06
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By edwardmk
Well that did make me laugh. Amazing the talent...

Well that did make me laugh. Amazing the talent of some folk with sandcastles.
Indeed, sand sculptures. Awesome.:bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2021, 09:47
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By edwardmk
Looking good:cool:

Looking good:cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2021, 08:48
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
That was a new one on me too. I found this...

That was a new one on me too. I found this article which also mentioned battery formatting in the field for new batteries, also new to me.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 19:51
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
That is the question I'm asking myself. The...

That is the question I'm asking myself. The 'ticking' was loud enough to be heard 20 feet from the car, about two ticks per second. No ticking when first parked and locked on the Thursday night, and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 16:49
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I shall definitely be checking the mode from now...

I shall definitely be checking the mode from now on when I use the CTEK.
With correct modehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210220/518e00404565f915a93b4a7f9ed58a6d.jpg
Three hours later...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 23:04
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Voltage at end of long...

Voltage at end of long chargehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210219/13e135c9ffda48626b81e7e675e26731.jpg
3 mins after disconnecting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 15:34
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Very sorry to hear that Rick. That at least makes...

Very sorry to hear that Rick. That at least makes me feel I'm not going crazy. I've got both door cards off and am going over everything on the locks, but so far can't see anything obviously wrong....
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2021, 11:37
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By edwardmk
I've bought and used three of these ranging from...

I've bought and used three of these ranging from small to the 7m one. My son took the big one to the IOW where it protected his project for two years but it was a sheltered spot. Assembly is fairly...
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 10:58
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By edwardmk
Regardless of how many degrees and qualifications...

Regardless of how many degrees and qualifications you have, you're only as good as your last job. Unacceptable for any professional to slip like that.
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2021, 10:49
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By edwardmk
That is truly terrifying:eek:. Something like...

That is truly terrifying:eek:. Something like that is nowadays classed a 'never event' which is what pilots and surgeons try to avoid by having checklists. It was a pilot who pushed for checklists to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 21:16
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Absolutely Jon. Somehow I missed reading it...

Absolutely Jon. Somehow I missed reading it :getmecoat:, so much appreciate your following up with this information.
I didn't realise the monitor window was only on one cell. That explains a lot of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 12:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By edwardmk
Now if any Rover would benefit from a V8, that...

Now if any Rover would benefit from a V8, that must be the one!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 12:18
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks again for the support Simon Martin:}

Thanks again for the support Simon
Martin:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 23:08
Replies: 52
Views: 4,399
Posted By edwardmk
I had a persistent misfire on the V8 a few years...

I had a persistent misfire on the V8 a few years back. The main Ford dealer, after three trips in, changed a COP at vast expense, which made no difference.
They then said I needed to change all of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 22:18
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Simon, I left the battery charging again...

Hi Simon,

I left the battery charging again until the 7th light came on and noticed the voltage had dropped in trickle mode to around 13.4. (On position 6 it was at 15.45 which quite surprised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 12:52
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By edwardmk
I hope no 1 son is appropriately appreciative of...

I hope no 1 son is appropriately appreciative of all that effort. Very interesting post too. I could have done with a good positive tap to the battery accessible from outside a fully locked ZT-T last...
Forum: V8 Forum 15th February 2021, 12:46
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By edwardmk
Nice motor. Maybe he changed his mind?:D

Nice motor. Maybe he changed his mind?:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2021, 10:19
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By edwardmk
Found this one, but is it too good to be true at...

Found this one, but is it too good to be true at £45.99?:shrug:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 21:52
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Update on voltage readings. With charger...

Update on voltage readings.
With charger connectedhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210214/9242de17992eaa17e69ea55faa4dea85.jpg
Immediately after charger...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2021, 09:49
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I may never lock the car again! Ironically I...

I may never lock the car again! Ironically I locked it so it would shut down electricals quicker to preserve the battery. Didn't realise the battery had deteriorated that much:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 22:45
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
So I went to check the new battery on the car was...

So I went to check the new battery on the car was charging and found I forgot to connect the charger. Charger connected and noticed only the second light came on so battery not good. Took a voltage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 21:34
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Any advice always very welcome Jon. I noticed I...

Any advice always very welcome Jon. I noticed I had a green 'battery OK' indicator on the battery I just discarded which only managed 10v after over 12 hours charging. I'm definitely intrigued...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 21:06
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210213/e91a2029...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210213/e91a2029383dff767a11340d1d80aa5a.jpg
Voltage at the battery when I got access under the bonnet was much lower than measured at the trailer socket. That...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 09:48
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Lol. I can confess to feeling somewhat elated...

Lol. I can confess to feeling somewhat elated Simon:D:D:D:D Battery is on the bench for a long charge. Rear door buttons in open position and with no battery in the car they should stay that way....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2021, 21:59
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210212/c42ae23b...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210212/c42ae23be0f734344af377117c7ea1e0.jpg
This was my last desperate attempt to get into the car. I put acoustic foam over the hood weighted against the wind to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2021, 14:13
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I made the same decision I could live without it,...

I made the same decision I could live without it, but I left mine off the car. I didn't think about it affecting the rest of the electronics but I seem to have got away with it. Very happy without...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By edwardmk
Many thanks for the pm Rick. Deposit sent as...

Many thanks for the pm Rick. Deposit sent as requested.:}
I think I replied to your pm, but I can't find a 'sent' folder to confirm I did action the reply.:shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 11th February 2021, 20:24
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By edwardmk
There's always one. Aaargh:duh:

There's always one. Aaargh:duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 11:10
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks for that information Simon. Just...

Thanks for that information Simon. Just wondering, if the electronics detect a low voltage and that sets off the BBUS, why doesn't the BBUS sound every time the car battery drops below a certain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 10:06
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
That sounds interesting. It's worth a shot before...

That sounds interesting. It's worth a shot before taking the wheel off. I'll try that tonight weather permitting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 22:04
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Well I got a chance to try again after work....

Well I got a chance to try again after work. Connected the V8 battery to pin 9 and the chassis. Immediately the alarm went off, so I'm assuming pin 9 has no relay and goes direct to the battery on my...
Forum: Social Forum 10th February 2021, 21:14
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By edwardmk
Amazing lost opportunity to retain your custom....

Amazing lost opportunity to retain your custom. Either a badly trained drone or a well trained one that didn't really care. A company owner would never react so indifferently to a good long term...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 10:52
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I'm pretty sure I don't have a relay on mine...

I'm pretty sure I don't have a relay on mine because it seemed to be raising the battery voltage. Relay sounds like the correct way to go though.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 10:49
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Simon, It is actually a KV6 190 Simon. I...

Hi Simon,

It is actually a KV6 190 Simon. I need to update my profile. The ticking noise did sound like some kind of relay on the nearside when it was active. but of course the battery is now...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2021, 10:42
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks for responding. I found it odd there was...

Thanks for responding. I found it odd there was no ticking on Thursday or Friday, but on Saturday it had started up despite the car being locked. I thought it was predominantly near side, but I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 23:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By edwardmk
The front heated screen on the ZTT has been...

The front heated screen on the ZTT has been really effective. I've noticed the sixteen year old screen on the V8 is much the worse for wear now, so a new crystal clear screen with demist really...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 23:01
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I'm pretty sure I had a good connections with the...

I'm pretty sure I had a good connections with the clamps on the towbracket and Pin 9. I'm thinking the old trailer socket may have some oxidation somewhere on the line to the battery.
I thought as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 22:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
Posted By edwardmk
Lot's of potholes?:shrug:

Lot's of potholes?:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 22:07
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Too cold for me to work on the car today lol. ...

Too cold for me to work on the car today lol.
Just a question if anyone can answer it. Is it normal for the car alarm to go off as a very flat battery is being charged on the car and recovers it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 19:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,786
Posted By edwardmk
I have a packaged account with RBS which gives...

I have a packaged account with RBS which gives similar cover. I didn't realise however that Green Flag didn't cover cars over 15 years old:duh:. Going to have to look into that. All my three vehicles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 15:25
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Rick, I'm a definite yes for a front...

Hi Rick,

I'm a definite yes for a front heated screen on the V8 please.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 22:23
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Clive, I appreciate the thought. I sprayed...

Hi Clive,
I appreciate the thought. I sprayed the lock with WD40. It only turns clockwise. Doing that on the V8 works but on the ZTT no luck so far. I'll be trying again in the morning, but it...
Forum: V8 Forum 8th February 2021, 21:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By edwardmk
Nice looking motor. A good deal for someone. If...

Nice looking motor. A good deal for someone. If looked after it can only appreciate in the long term.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 21:24
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Definitely a top tip for me. I guess wheel off...

Definitely a top tip for me. I guess wheel off and try through the panel, but I may need the whole inner wheel arch liner off if I have to use a stanley knife. Will try to get to it tomorrow evening...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 21:05
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I tried this but failed today. You can see my set...

I tried this but failed today. You can see my set up from the photo. Heavy duty leads direct to the battery on the V8.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210208/f01b800e0c229f91883b66fc2d750513.jpg...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 20:44
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I cancelled the AA during lockdown. It had gone...

I cancelled the AA during lockdown. It had gone up a lot and I only used them once in ten years. I'm with Green Flag now, but not covered at home. No rush for the vehicle fortunately so I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 20:01
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Rick, I'm thinking that even if I get the...

Hi Rick,
I'm thinking that even if I get the undertray off and can get a lead on the starter motor, I'm going to just set off the alarm again so before I get enough charge into the battery I could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 19:34
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
So the summary so far is I've confirmed the...

So the summary so far is I've confirmed the battery is pretty flat. Pin 9 on the tow socket is definitely connected to the battery. As the charge builds up via the tow socket above 2v, then the alarm...
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 8th February 2021, 18:57
Replies: 10
Views: 7,986
Posted By edwardmk
[QUOTE=The Yellow Peril;2839220]OMG: I'd almost...

[QUOTE=The Yellow Peril;2839220]OMG: I'd almost forgotten about this one. I recall going with Martin Green and Lewis to Longbridge on a number of occasions to try to negotiate a deal on spares and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 18:04
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I was hoping I might have a key option on the...

I was hoping I might have a key option on the tailgate, but can confirm that Scott seems to be right. Not present on mine unfortunately.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 14:55
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Whoops. Lol. Just had a partial result however. ...

Whoops. Lol. Just had a partial result however.
Put heavy duty leads on with the V8 & left running for 15 mins. Tried the fob. Nothing. Decided to remove the leads and noticed I had over 2v. So that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 13:38
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
There are two options for pin 9 permanent...

There are two options for pin 9 permanent battery...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 12:22
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
My omission Simon which will be corrected...

My omission Simon which will be corrected shortly. Thanks for the heads up:}

Hope this link works.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07DQQBJF6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2021, 10:16
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
The item ordered delivers 0-30v and 0-10a...

The item ordered delivers 0-30v and 0-10a variable, so it should be possible to deliver a decent charge through the socket to the battery. However, Jon's tip sounds quick and easy, so I'm going to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 23:14
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks Jon for that. I have a thirteen pin...

Thanks Jon for that.
I have a thirteen pin socket which I assume is a Euro socket. Pin 9 should be live and pin 13 ground. I was worried the current from another battery might exceed the fuse...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
It does feel like there is nothing there, so a...

It does feel like there is nothing there, so a snapped cable would explain that. Just have to get into the car to get started on the door card. Hopefully one of the other locks will open when the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 19:31
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
That confirms my suspicions. I've got an old...

That confirms my suspicions. I've got an old style Clarke machine, but it goes to high amps on a flat battery and I don't want to risk blowing any fuses in the trailer electrics. I'm guessing a safe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 19:06
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
I've never had the door card off, but I'm sure it...

I've never had the door card off, but I'm sure it has been off at some point in the past. Rick said the manual key worked OK when he had the car and the battery went flat on him when stored, but I've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 18:45
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By edwardmk
A lot of work went into those items. Great job....

A lot of work went into those items. Great job. Did you 3D print anything in the composite pieces? Just interested how you made the plastic parts or were those off the shelf?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 17:28
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
No combination allows the Ctek 5 to charge via...

No combination allows the Ctek 5 to charge via the trailer socket. I've seen this model of charger just shut down on a very flat battery when the regular 'non-smart' charger will just charge it. So...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 16:48
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
So according to pics on the internet, pin 9...

So according to pics on the internet, pin 9 permanent live could be one further round. Some pics show different connections, so going to try the alternate variation after the rugby!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 16:13
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Rick, I used the car last week as my daily...

Hi Rick,
I used the car last week as my daily driver. Performed faultlessly. Lynn even commented that she liked the car which is a big win for the ZTT lol.
Parked up normally Thursday night and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 15:15
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Bravo Google. So I have a caravan tow socket...

Bravo Google. So I have a caravan tow socket apparently. I had the earth correct but not the permanent live. Going to try again. Pin 13 (bottom right of locator lug) is earth and pin 9 is the one I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 15:04
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Does anyone know if any of the thirteen pins is a...

Does anyone know if any of the thirteen pins is a direct connection to battery positive?


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 15:03
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Tried connecting a battery charger to the trailer...

Tried connecting a battery charger to the trailer socket. I couldn’t find any voltage differential higher than 0.2v. Thought maybe that might be the last breaths of the battery. Connected a CTEK 5 to...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2021, 14:50
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By edwardmk
Brilliant comment. Feeling better already. ...

Brilliant comment. Feeling better already.


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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 13:25
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Well I have a real challenge now. Car is properly...

Well I have a real challenge now. Car is properly locked. The ticking/clicking noise has stopped, so battery must be flat. I assume that was a relay which has now run down the battery. The bonnet is...
Forum: Social Forum 7th February 2021, 13:11
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By edwardmk
I've watched it twice and enjoyed it both times,...

I've watched it twice and enjoyed it both times, but the many scientific mistakes did grate a bit. Hollywood always has to jazz things up. Virtually no atmosphere, yet a massive storm...
Forum: Technology Forum 7th February 2021, 09:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By edwardmk
My experience also.:shrug:

My experience also.:shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 09:10
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Lol...You're right. My excuse is I spent 11 years...

Lol...You're right. My excuse is I spent 11 years surrounded by Americans, but I can do better:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2021, 23:54
Replies: 133
Views: 5,574
Posted By edwardmk
Ticking noise from under the bonnet when parked and locked.

The ZTT 190 has randomly started a ticking from under the bonnet. I went out to investigate and my key fob didn't work so I can't raise up the hood. I knew the key fob battery was low, but the fob...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th February 2021, 23:42
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By edwardmk
NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-'s law for...

NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-'s law for me. Have an unusual issue with the ZTT which I was trying to get advice on. Much appreciate your efforts Chris and good luck with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2021, 13:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By edwardmk
The serious water ingress into my V8 saloon drove...

The serious water ingress into my V8 saloon drove me nuts for nearly a year. Did everything mentioned in the forums. Huge result with Arctic's tips, but it still leaked. I tried paper, UV dyes,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 18:51
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By edwardmk
This is a good Initiative. Both my rear screens...

This is a good Initiative. Both my rear screens are fine at the moment, but you never know. It does make sense that loads moving in the tourers might scrape and damage the lines. The rear window in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 17:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By edwardmk
Does the starter motor have an integral solenoid...

Does the starter motor have an integral solenoid inside? Just wondering 'cos I've never properly looked?:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 31st January 2021, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By edwardmk
Had my Pfizer shot in the left arm last Thursday...

Had my Pfizer shot in the left arm last Thursday at 6.30pm. Thursday night I rolled onto that side and swiftly rolled back again. Friday it felt quite uncomfortable changing gear in the ZT and...
Forum: Social Forum 29th January 2021, 19:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By edwardmk
Very sorry to hear of your loss. My wife lost her...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My wife lost her mum the same way but she physically passed peacefully several years later. On one occasion, my wife talked to her mum for over an hour at her care...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2021, 22:29
Replies: 49
Views: 4,397
Posted By edwardmk
Looking great Rick. I felt tired just reading...

Looking great Rick. I felt tired just reading your thread. Loads of great ideas for the car.:bowdown:
Forum: V8 Forum 28th January 2021, 22:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks Tim. In that case please put me down for...

Thanks Tim. In that case please put me down for two. Many thanks:}
Forum: Humour Corner 27th January 2021, 22:29
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By edwardmk
I'm not a fan of the Guardian generally, but...

I'm not a fan of the Guardian generally, but their poem did make me a chuckle, albeit a little harsh on the Tories, and possibly more McGonagall than Burns. The government has the veritable poisoned...
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2021, 12:49
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By edwardmk
A little much appreciated levity amongst all of...

A little much appreciated levity amongst all of the doom and gloom.:D
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2021, 12:39
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By edwardmk
Those were the days! Sounds hilarious viewed...

Those were the days! Sounds hilarious viewed through the retrospectoscope. I would imagine that Mr Arnold could afford the shilling fine. Do we have a picture of what he was driving anywhere?:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2021, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
I drilled a small punch sized hole to the side of...

I drilled a small punch sized hole to the side of the spinning rivnut. Found drilling in reverse avoided breaking off the fine drill bit since it kept snagging otherwise and I lost a couple of tips...
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2021, 10:31
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By edwardmk
That's a brilliant optical illusion. I saw...

That's a brilliant optical illusion. I saw animals first, very quickly followed by humans. I feel the result may have been influenced by 'Do you see animals or humans'. We'll have to wait a year...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 23:03
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Thanks Arctic. I have to say your work is...

Thanks Arctic. I have to say your work is inspirational ( and definitely neater than mine.) I'm going to have to raise my game.:bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 22:59
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Not the final photo. That is an M10 rivnut which...

Not the final photo. That is an M10 rivnut which I placed in the oversize hole after cleaning with alcohol and applying Black Rustoleum liberally before compressing. I put hot melt glue into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 22:54
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Turned my attention to the spinning rivnuts....

Turned my attention to the spinning rivnuts. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210125/36e43bdd6eff3db78a71f4943736f867.jpg
This picture is of the final solution I dreamed up. Have run out of time...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 22:26
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Still getting used to Tapatalk. This is the pic...

Still getting used to Tapatalk. This is the pic of the offside tail light ready to go in with another s/s bolt modified to replace the missing ball...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th January 2021, 22:13
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
I read all of Arctic’s thread which was very...

I read all of Arctic’s thread which was very helpful. Got a pack of 50mm galvanised brackets from Screwfix (since my computer had no spare metal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 09:24
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By edwardmk
I'm hoping to get that feeling of relief next...

I'm hoping to get that feeling of relief next Thursday when my 190 is retested.
Hearty congratulations. If your wife has pinched it you may have to acquire another one lol:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 09:20
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By edwardmk
I always find it fascinating there's never one...

I always find it fascinating there's never one simple answer to an apparently simple question on the subject of cars. I inherited MTEC discs and pads on my 190 and they seem to work very well with no...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th January 2021, 09:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By edwardmk
Hi Rick. Totally understand anyone on long...

Hi Rick. Totally understand anyone on long commutes wanting better fuel consumption and you were crystal clear on that when I was asking questions before buying (which I much appreciated). I noticed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2021, 20:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By edwardmk
My manual 190 is giving me less mpg than the V8,...

My manual 190 is giving me less mpg than the V8, which I have to say was unexpected. I'm seeing 22 mpg, but she has just passed 140k. I'm hoping to fettle things a bit when I get the time, but she's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2021, 12:00
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Excellent information (as usual). I looked at the...

Excellent information (as usual). I looked at the rotating fixings and thought they did look like rivnuts. I could use a larger size but I'm inclined to use a rawlplug too. Plenty to be going on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2021, 23:22
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By edwardmk
Pics as promised...

Pics as promised...
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