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Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2021, 22:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By HarryM1BYT
TOAF is here -...

TOAF is here - https://toaf.roverki.eu/index.php/en/


It needs the VAG interface, but adapted for the MG/Rover.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 09:06
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have both a reversing camera under tow ball and...

I have both a reversing camera under tow ball and a recording car cam watching out the rear window. Reversing camera cable runs under the edge of the carpet, to feed the screen in the radio at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2021, 18:44
Replies: 432
Views: 114,114
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It was developed as a botch to get around...

It was developed as a botch to get around emission regulations, to burn of the Nox at a tickover. Fine when the vehicle is new, but as time goes on and because of the way they work, they have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 09:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is the same thing! Just slack it all...

That is the same thing!


Just slack it all the way back, so the spring is not under tension..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 16:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The very worst thing you can do to a torque...

The very worst thing you can do to a torque wrench, is to leave at a torque setting - always put it away set to zero torque. Never use a torque wrench as a general long bar for extra leverage when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2021, 15:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Perhaps a good motive for a murder :eek:

Perhaps a good motive for a murder :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2021, 15:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By HarryM1BYT
He was reporting the stored fault codes in the...

He was reporting the stored fault codes in the ECU.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2021, 15:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Why would it need need new handbrake shoes?

Why would it need need new handbrake shoes?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2021, 17:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Now sorted, delayed due to my holidays and other...

Now sorted, delayed due to my holidays and other commitments. I agreed with them to leave the front bits of pipes under the arches, as they are very short, well greased and protected from weather by...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 21st August 2021, 20:31
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I've run just three tests since installing a...

I've run just three tests since installing a faster. bigger card. The first boot to the point where I could type test, was no faster, but the second and third tests where very much faster.



I...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 21st August 2021, 11:22
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I ordered a new Kingston 32Gb speed 10 SDHC card...

I ordered a new Kingston 32Gb speed 10 SDHC card (smallest you seem to be able to get these days), for it and did a straight copy of everything from my original Sandisk 8Gb HC card.


My initial...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 20th August 2021, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Original Radioguy DD - slow to boot

This is the first DD unit offered by the Radioguy seller, which uses a memory sim for music and a second one for the Nav software - Igo and several years out of date.



It could be me, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 12:01
Replies: 19
Views: 5,033
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is except for the Contemporary SE diesel,...

That is except for the Contemporary SE diesel, which took some winding up to speed. That is until the 160 mod came out, now it picks up its skirts and motors :D


The black leather, carpets and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2021, 11:48
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That problem rings a bell from a few years back. ...

That problem rings a bell from a few years back.



After much investigation, it turned out to be just a poor connection or similar, something to do with a failing wire or connection to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th July 2021, 13:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I delayed contacting them until today, because I...

I delayed contacting them until today, because I wanted an opinion from my friendly local MOT guy, too be armed with, but he was too busy to have a look and time was pressing for me too. We are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2021, 10:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is /was very well rustproofed at the factory,...

It is /was very well rustproofed at the factory, but before the final things went on like the exhaust and rear arms - which was why I wanted them to concentrate their efforts mainly on those areas....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 20:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I got it up in the air again, for another, better...

I got it up in the air again, for another, better look at the work this afternoon, on a jack, and to check whether they had actually removed the fuel tank to run the pipes as they said they had done....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 16:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm just getting too old for scambling about...

I'm just getting too old for scambling about under cars, which was why I paid a company to do it. It's really the first time that I have not been able to do work on my own cars and this happens.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 14:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, but I have tried reducing the three images...

Yes, but I have tried reducing the three images down to 180K each and only adding one to the post -same result.


"The text that you have entered is too long (190942 characters). Please shorten it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 14:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, how can I post photos, I have tried copy...

Thanks, how can I post photos, I have tried copy and paste, plus putting them in the image gallery too - when I try to edit them into the post, I just get a warning that my post is too large.


...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 13:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Disgusted with work carried out!

I found a local place which said they could rust treat the underside of my car, said they could do it all for around £450 so I took it round and discussed them doing a partial job, as my main concern...
Forum: Technology Forum 19th July 2021, 15:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By HarryM1BYT
RJ11 supports a maximum of 6 wires/pins, but the...

RJ11 supports a maximum of 6 wires/pins, but the middle four are the only ones normally used. They are the plug which normally plugs into the phone end of the flexible phone lead for telecoms, it is...
Forum: Technology Forum 19th July 2021, 14:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No, why would you want to? RJ11 is for...

No, why would you want to?


RJ11 is for telecoms/ telephone. RJ45 is for LAN / network cables/ router connections.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2021, 21:23
Replies: 24
Views: 4,090
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Try a voltmeter across the LED first, when it...

Try a voltmeter across the LED first, when it should be flashing. No volts, suggest the LED might be OK and the fault is elsewhere.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th June 2021, 15:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Update

My £450 local quote has now had it up on the ramps for a proper look with me. He says the under side, apart from one or two places is brilliant, just as it left the factory, so he just needs to touch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 09:27
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It's on the outside of the car, right at the very...

It's on the outside of the car, right at the very front, just a little way back from the headlight. On some models it is a chrome strip, but on my model the strip is body colour.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 09:12
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Trim clip for waist strip

The trip clip has broken, for the very narrow strip of trim which run along the waist of the car. The strip has come adrift at the very front/ leading edge, where the strip becomes pointed. Has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2021, 07:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm the third owner, it began life as a lease...

I'm the third owner, it began life as a lease car, then bought (maybe by leasee), followed by my buying it.



A while since I was last under it, but when I was - the under body looked to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 08:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is what was described as the process for my...

That is what was described as the process for my recent quote at £450 for the full car doing, though not Dinitrol. I'll be going back there when I have more time, to allow them to get it up on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 15:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have found a more local one, who specialises in...

I have found a more local one, who specialises in 4x4's. They suggested they could do a full treatment with a fancy rust stopper and coating (didn't catch the name) for £450 and supposed to be better...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 12:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Andy Turner 0113 2784003

Andy Turner 0113 2784003
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2021, 07:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The place will seem empty, whilst it's away for...

The place will seem empty, whilst it's away for treatment. It has never been away from me before :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2021, 21:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That's a bit far, but thanks anyway. The...

That's a bit far, but thanks anyway.


The more local to me place, has quoted the same (£150-ish), but has said it takes 24 hours. Basically the steam clean, leave over night to dry thoroughly,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2021, 15:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Ouch! Just short of £1000.

Ouch! Just short of £1000.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2021, 22:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Waxoyl Leeds

I have a mind to get my 75 Waxoyl treated and last December tracked down a company in Leeds Kirkstall/ Bramley), which I could actually get the car to - bearing in mind I would need to leave it and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2021, 13:31
Replies: 49
Views: 3,903
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My 75 has not run up many miles in my ownership....

My 75 has not run up many miles in my ownership. When I bought it, I had use of a company car, so the 75 was for high days and holidays. Now I'm retired, I do many less miles, I travel free local on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 22:53
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, that's why I said 'sparingly', even so, the...

Yes, that's why I said 'sparingly', even so, the handbrake will not get hot, it's not a service brake.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th May 2021, 18:56
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Which was? I used (sparingly) copper grease.

Which was?

I used (sparingly) copper grease.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 17:06
Replies: 41
Views: 3,794
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It's a single post portable lift, you wheel it to...

It's a single post portable lift, you wheel it to the vehicle to jack it up. Lifts 1000kg according to the manufacturers label, but I suspect much more than that that when I have compared it to other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2021, 16:21
Replies: 41
Views: 3,794
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm putting my lift up for sale, should anyone be...

I'm putting my lift up for sale, should anyone be interested in it.

Failing health and age has meant I haven't really been able to use it as much as I expected when I bought it, so rather than...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2021, 21:48
Replies: 317
Views: 93,323
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Have you actually checked the glow pin itself? It...

Have you actually checked the glow pin itself? It is too low a resistance for most people to have the equipment to test it, but if you connect it (carefully) across 12v, it should quite rapidly get...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th April 2021, 12:28
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The butler

A rich couple was going out for the evening and the lady of the house decided to give the butler, James, the night off. She said they would be home very late and he should just enjoy his evening. ...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2021, 21:34
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have my appointment for my second Pfizer, on...

I have my appointment for my second Pfizer, on Friday afternoon. Hope all goes well, SWMBO will be away for a few days :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2021, 14:14
Replies: 19
Views: 2,856
Posted By HarryM1BYT
To keep the drum in good condition and the...

To keep the drum in good condition and the handbrake working efficiently, the handbrake needs some regular use to stop the car whilst on the move. If the lever is just pulled up when the vehicle is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 09:03
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, I have been with AF since I got my 75...

I agree, I have been with AF since I got my 75 and they have always been the cheapest and have just accepted my 2x mods (towbar + 160). I recommended them to an older friend, with a lesser car and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2021, 08:55
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By HarryM1BYT
If it drives like a dog, then it is unmodified....

If it drives like a dog, then it is unmodified. The 160 makes it very a very drivable car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th April 2021, 09:05
Replies: 50
Views: 3,018
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I had my 131 remapped with the 160 and informed...

I had my 131 remapped with the 160 and informed my insurers. They asked what sort of difference it would make, I simply said it would improve the drive-ability and safety pulling out at junctions....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2021, 21:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have some of that somewhere on a shelf - must...

I have some of that somewhere on a shelf - must try it too.
Forum: Humour Corner 14th April 2021, 09:38
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The rabbit

A rabbit walks into a pub and says to the barman, “Can I have a pint of beer, and a Ham and Cheese Toastie?“ The barman is amazed, but gives the rabbit a pint of beer and a ham and cheese toastie....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2021, 21:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Are you sure its not your knee? :duh:

Are you sure its not your knee? :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 9th April 2021, 21:11
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I heard similar at the surgery - side effects...

I heard similar at the surgery - side effects with the second Pfizer, side effects with the first AZ.
Forum: Humour Corner 3rd April 2021, 07:44
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The hills are alive.

Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were on holiday near Transylvania . They were driving along a rather deserted highway. It was late and raining very hard.

Bob could barely see the road in front...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2021, 11:12
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By HarryM1BYT
She had the AZ in the morning and was scheduled...

She had the AZ in the morning and was scheduled to work a full 6 hour shift after it. So many had taken time off after it, that they insisted she went home 30 minutes early. The only effect she had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st April 2021, 11:03
Replies: 52
Views: 23,168
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My Cruise master switch, the one on the dash,...

My Cruise master switch, the one on the dash, failed to light up the other day when I pressed it to engage it. Thinking there might be a fault, I set about trying to track it down yesterday, but a...
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2021, 10:53
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well enough :} Arrived 30 minutes early, no...

Well enough :}

Arrived 30 minutes early, no body queuing, but they hadn't begun. They whisked her in 15 minutes early than her appointment time and I was able to go in with her. They though we...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2021, 19:18
Replies: 119
Views: 6,036
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I had the Pfizer, my first, on the 4th Feb., at...

I had the Pfizer, my first, on the 4th Feb., at the local surgery. I had no noticeable effects, not even a sore arm unless I touched the point of injection on my arm. Not even a mark. The surgery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2021, 10:53
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Rover Drakelow shadow factory

https://www.drakelow-tunnels.co.uk/rover-shadow-factory.php

UKTVplay - Abandoned Engineering S7 E9
Forum: Humour Corner 10th March 2021, 19:47
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A clean one

There's this inflatable boy, and he goes to this inflatable school and, while there, finds himself having a really bad day.
Bored with the lesson, he gets up and walks out of the inflatable...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2021, 19:04
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, that is the one.

Yes, that is the one.
Forum: Social Forum 9th February 2021, 14:58
Replies: 104
Views: 5,409
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is a common method of disinfection, using UV,...

It is a common method of disinfection, using UV, but the UV is not good for you at that frequency. Especially, it can cause damage to your eyes, so not an alternative to an injection.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 12:45
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It's a roughly £150 - £200 job, but ring a garage...

It's a roughly £150 - £200 job, but ring a garage and ask for a quote.
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2021, 21:51
Replies: 104
Views: 5,409
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Snap, my first done yesterday too. I got an...

Snap, my first done yesterday too. I got an invite test last week from the local surgery, made the appointment, then received a second invite - letter from NHS to make an appointment with one of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2021, 10:38
Replies: 70
Views: 11,883
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Colvert is correct - Logically, the more clogged...

Colvert is correct - Logically, the more clogged up a filter becomes, the more effective they become and the tinier the particles they catch out of the oil. There comes a time though, when a filter...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2020, 19:43
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My partner :xmas-smiley-008: She became...

My partner :xmas-smiley-008:

She became involved with some sort of social network for the street, when the first lock -down occurred. She has helped a few people out, who have been stuck for minor...
Forum: Social Forum 26th December 2020, 14:18
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Our street was very busy with people out for...

Our street was very busy with people out for walks and vehicles, or simply out for shopping on the eve and then the day. Today at least so far, it has been very quiet, I don't know where everyone is?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2020, 14:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The difference generally between a 1 year and a 5...

The difference generally between a 1 year and a 5 year guarantee, from the same manufacturer - is only the label and the extra cost.

The extra charged covers for the batteries which do fail within...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd December 2020, 18:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm surprised any courier would accept it in that...

I'm surprised any courier would accept it in that condition. Batteries I have bought in the past, have had a proper bung to seal the vent hole and the entire battery being tightly hermetically sealed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 09:59
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No point in topping it up with distilled water,...

No point in topping it up with distilled water, it needs to be topped up with electrolyte and electrolyte of the correct gravity to match the state of charge.

If that is their attitude, then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2020, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 2,410
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Same one as I bought too - handy, with so many...

Same one as I bought too - handy, with so many batteries around the place.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2020, 09:44
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I don't have a V6, but I will make a guess - The...

I don't have a V6, but I will make a guess - The vacuum pipe should run from that actuator, to the intake manifold. If you have disturbed the head, you will have disturbed this pipe.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2020, 19:12
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, but does it do the business with the wheel...

Yes, but does it do the business with the wheel studs? No point finding out that it doesn't, one dark wet and windy night.
Forum: Social Forum 4th December 2020, 06:54
Replies: 407
Views: 33,767
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have had it twice now, sort of. The first time...

I have had it twice now, sort of. The first time after being rushed in to hospital on B&T's with a serious oesophagus bleed and in shock. I was only semi conscious and they were checking for bleeding...
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 20:45
Replies: 407
Views: 33,767
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I never say no :icon_lol:

I never say no :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 1st December 2020, 15:28
Replies: 407
Views: 33,767
Posted By HarryM1BYT
But he's not from Lesbia :D

But he's not from Lesbia :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 21:50
Replies: 72
Views: 13,280
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yet despite the extra weight, it quotes lower...

Yet despite the extra weight, it quotes lower pressures (by 2psi) at the rear.

I use a different TP table, which mentions various tyre sizes and associated variations in pressure.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2020, 19:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is not right, something is amiss.

That is not right, something is amiss.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2020, 10:09
Replies: 407
Views: 33,767
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well done Wes, hope it has worked - keep your...

Well done Wes, hope it has worked - keep your chin up.

I suppose I ought to give an update on my ongoing issues, whilst we wait for Wes to let us know how well it worked?

One completely failed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2020, 15:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My CDTi has always been like that, the climate...

My CDTi has always been like that, the climate control system just seems to pump out warm air at a comfortable temperature, never really hot as I would become used to in a none CC heating system, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2020, 22:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would hazard a guess at it being the one way...

I would hazard a guess at it being the one way valve letting the pipework drain back down leaking, or maybe the pump failing.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 08:14
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By HarryM1BYT
They don't seem so bad as they used to be, or...

They don't seem so bad as they used to be, or perhaps it's me turning the volume down to avoid the too loud sound effects.
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 20:18
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You have my sympathy, I have had the same problem...

You have my sympathy, I have had the same problem all of my life - very sensitive hearing, but very easily confused by background noise. All I get is 'are you deaf?'. In fact I do hear much more than...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2020, 19:16
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, I watch old films and newer ones. Many newer...

Yes, I watch old films and newer ones. Many newer ones make it difficult to hear the dialogue, due to too loud music or over the top sound effects.
Forum: Social Forum 14th November 2020, 13:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By HarryM1BYT
As one who worked all over the area of particular...

As one who worked all over the area of particular interest, I along with colleagues were interviewed on site, I was interviewed twice.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2020, 10:49
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I found a none specialist local company, but they...

I found a none specialist local company, but they expect it all cleaned down before they will tackle it - they suggest around £60.

I have enquired with lots of companies, even trying splitting...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 14:19
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have the time and massive inclination, but not...

I have the time and massive inclination, but not the health now to do it.

My MOT guy did suggest a very local company, but it's not something they specialise in. I have found a company not to far...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 11:51
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Another MOT pass and rustproof ideas

My car has flown through the MOT again, no advisories, but a suggestion that it would be worth getting it a rustproofing if I intend keeping it.

Mainly the rear suspension arms, but anyone know a...
Forum: Technology Forum 4th November 2020, 22:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have done two of them, wish I had a single...

I have done two of them, wish I had a single button which set all of them off to do a retune :duh:.
Forum: Technology Forum 4th November 2020, 17:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Several TV's here, but only one big screen modern...

Several TV's here, but only one big screen modern Smart set. The rest have a restricted number of channels because of age. The Smart had an issue where it was constantly suggesting new channels had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2020, 12:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It has to be activated first.

It has to be activated first.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 10:52
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That would be too late to my mind. The problem is...

That would be too late to my mind. The problem is not just one of undoing them after they have over-tightened, but in over-tightening they damage the nuts and the studs.

I take along a torque...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 16:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Also amazing how that 75 ton crusher, would cope...

Also amazing how that 75 ton crusher, would cope with girders, without being broken/over loaded.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 21:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You beat me to it :D New; Scrap Kings S3/E17

You beat me to it :D

New; Scrap Kings S3/E17
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 18:18
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The rubber diaphram will be compressed by the...

The rubber diaphram will be compressed by the fluid, as delivered. The problem is that the only way the recompress it out in the field, if you change the fluid, is by pumping fluid in via the bleed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 16:01
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Rather than cut that pipe close to the MC, an...

Rather than cut that pipe close to the MC, an easier way would have been to tap the roll pin out. It is easy to push out, once the MC is released and pulled down. The roll pin retains the union on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:55
Replies: 130
Views: 251,628
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Very unlikely the liner from any other model...

Very unlikely the liner from any other model would fit, body panel parts are unique to a model normally. One exception was the Granada and later Scorpio (frog eye), which changed the the boot and all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:20
Replies: 46
Views: 3,947
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is a very regular cruise control issue. It...

That is a very regular cruise control issue. It is an Hall Effect switch sensor and it often gets pushed out of range, by the clutch pedal arm. Usually, just lifting the pedal with your toe, is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 19:08
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good grief... Step two (helps) prevent...

Good grief...

Step two (helps) prevent debris being flushed through, it is not essential.

It doesn't hold much at all, less than half a teacup.

Best to use 4 which is also suitable for the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 15:27
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That works fine from the factory, where the MC is...

That works fine from the factory, where the MC is filled under pressure to push the condom up, but without that, the capacity of the MC is quite limited.

I appreciate the fluid is hygroscopic, but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 10:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It does seem to accept text messages, or at least...

It does seem to accept text messages, or at least it did when tested in my mifi unit...

I brought the little mifi unit (Alcatel Onetouch 4G) in from the caravan, put it in its USB charging...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good point and to be honest - I just don't know. ...

Good point and to be honest - I just don't know.

The first data only sim I bought more than a decade ago, did include a SMS / text ability.

I ordered one and it arrived this morning. I thought...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 22:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Free sim with free data each month

https://3g.co.uk/three-data-reward-sim

I cannot see any catches at all, in Three's offer, perfect if you need a sim for remote control of your FBH etc.. 200Mb, free each and every month and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 22:12
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have a much smaller one than that, from when...

I have a much smaller one than that, from when LED's first appeared. It plugs into a ciggy socket, with a long flex which winds up inside it when not in use. The rear has a hinged flap, with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 13:02
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Must admit, having done it a few times, I never...

Must admit, having done it a few times, I never struggled with it, but I suspect the reverse bleed is probably easier....

Reverse bleed is pumping fluid in from the slave bleed nipple end, so it...
Forum: Humour Corner 13th October 2020, 10:13
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Costco purchase..

Yesterday I was at Costco, buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2020, 08:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I was puzzled as to why condensers fail so often,...

I was puzzled as to why condensers fail so often, much more often than cooling system radiators - so I asked the guy.

He explained that a/c condensers work at around ten times the pressure of a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2020, 09:11
Replies: 13
Views: 9,378
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You need to start by finding out whether it is a...

You need to start by finding out whether it is a two or three speed fan. The three speed is the older type and more problematic motor wise.

The two speed commonly suffers from an undersized low...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2020, 11:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I tried to make arrangements with Jules to pop...

I tried to make arrangements with Jules to pop over to him, to sort my a/c out and the brake pipes, but it was looking more and more impossible to risk going there, what with the lockdowns, logistics...
Forum: Social Forum 7th October 2020, 08:02
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm with Plusnet for both BB and mobile, except...

I'm with Plusnet for both BB and mobile, except EE actually provide the mobile service. EE, when you need to ring them are quick and based in Lancashire (Liverpool I think).
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2020, 21:48
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
..and so much better, they are really on the...

..and so much better, they are really on the ball. They were not always a BT subsidiary.

Likely BT would leave your webmail page open for incoming mail, so you could just reply to them via...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2020, 20:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would not really expect the seal, to need to...

I would not really expect the seal, to need to seal that well, because there is a lip and gutter all the way around under the boot lid.

Have you tried getting in the boot, with a torch and have...
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2020, 11:07
Replies: 46
Views: 3,164
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I watch / pay attention to the news once per...

I watch / pay attention to the news once per week, unless there is some special development which catches my interest.

I have not bought a newspaper in over 50 years, though I sometimes pick up a...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2020, 10:03
Replies: 86
Views: 5,194
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It was working for Sweden, but maybe not so well...

It was working for Sweden, but maybe not so well now...
https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/setback-for-sweden
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2020, 19:48
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Correct, the answer is no. I'm quite a light...

Correct, the answer is no.

I'm quite a light clutch user, I never slip it, have it engaged at minimum revs and sometimes get some judder. I put it down to a slight trace of oil on the clutch. My...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2020, 11:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The rear light seal is rather odd, in that it is...

The rear light seal is rather odd, in that it is made in two halves. The two parts come apart and then allow water in. I stuck mine back together and fitted them back to front, they have been fine...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd September 2020, 22:09
Replies: 86
Views: 5,194
Posted By HarryM1BYT
How can it be an individuals choice, when the...

How can it be an individuals choice, when the idea of wearing a mask is to prevent the individual who might have it, spreading it to others? The mask is not required for the individual wearing it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 21:54
Replies: 30
Views: 3,350
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is on the same side, UK drivers side. If there...

It is on the same side, UK drivers side. If there is no cable visible, it might have been bypassed. Shorting the two wires at the hub or the two wires, bypasses the sensor/ will put the warning light...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 19:35
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It does only go back and forth, but it will...

It does only go back and forth, but it will eventually mix, plus any dirt grit an bits of worn seal will make its way down to the slave.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 13:14
Replies: 86
Views: 4,111
Posted By HarryM1BYT
There is a quick release coupling in the...

There is a quick release coupling in the hydraulic pipe, which self seals to avoid having to bleed it. Part the coupling and defeat the self sealing, that will allow the fluid to run out with the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th September 2020, 16:59
Replies: 86
Views: 5,194
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That would make shopping difficult to impossible...

That would make shopping difficult to impossible for many, including me/us, with so few shops ejecting those not following the rules.
Forum: Social Forum 19th September 2020, 19:49
Replies: 86
Views: 5,194
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Mid week, I queued with five others outside a BHF...

Mid week, I queued with five others outside a BHF charity shop, to go in for a look round - only four allowed in at one time. There were three elderly people in, all wearing masks, plus an east...
Forum: Social Forum 16th September 2020, 08:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,910
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Judging by what I see and especially by the...

Judging by what I see and especially by the rubbish abandoned on beaches when lockdown eased, for 'someone else to clear up' - the UK is inhabited by some very thoughtless and dirty people.

It...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 11th September 2020, 20:46
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Broke the corner steady

Fixed this morning :D

Due to the loss of my remote for my mover, I was unable to push the caravan fully onto the levelling block when I last pitched, so instead to get it side to side level I...
Forum: Humour Corner 11th September 2020, 20:03
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Arnie..

The young Arnold Schwarzenegger and his classmates were sitting in music class when their teacher announced that they would be putting on a play about the history of classical music.

She...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2020, 20:42
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Usually associated with damaged HRW tracks on the...

Usually associated with damaged HRW tracks on the window.
Forum: Technology Forum 9th September 2020, 14:03
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Just got an Alexa in a Fire Cube

Trying to get my head around what it can do at the moment, but I have 4x Smart Plugs on order and I have already got it 'talking' to the TV, speaking the time, weather etc...

I have put Alexa on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2020, 13:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The reception in the MG/75 is not the best, but...

The reception in the MG/75 is not the best, but it shouldn't be terrible unless there is something seriously amiss.

My guess would be the amp attached to the HRW is not as well designed as it...
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2020, 11:31
Replies: 118
Views: 7,651
Posted By HarryM1BYT
There is one dipstick lives not too far from...

There is one dipstick lives not too far from here, lives adjacent to a primary school. The coach picking the kids up has to park on the narrow road he lives, whilst picking them up, on the zig-zags....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2020, 09:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I got an answer from M&G this morning. They have...

I got an answer from M&G this morning. They have been closed, on holiday and are flooded with work. I have asked him to take a look at the email I sent him, detailing what I need doing and then get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2020, 07:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have emailed details of the required work two...

I have emailed details of the required work two days ago, no response and tried ringing them a few times again no answer.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2020, 07:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Jules agrees he has the space for me/us to camp,...

Jules agrees he has the space for me/us to camp, whilst he does the work and has given me an idea of the cost (reasonable), the only issue is the distance.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd September 2020, 13:44
Replies: 118
Views: 7,651
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well, solutions do need to be found. I sympathise...

Well, solutions do need to be found. I sympathise with those with only one car to the household and no off road parking, but no sympathy at all for those with multiple cars obstructing the roads.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 06:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have emailed him, to see what he thinks.. ...

I have emailed him, to see what he thinks..



He is a bit far, just for a couple of minor jobs, but thanks...

My inbox is not full - I have just checked and there was only one message in it?
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 18:11
Replies: 118
Views: 7,651
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The really daft part is that they are allowing...

The really daft part is that they are allowing homes to be built, with absolutely no private space for parking. No where to park apart from the public road, should mean no ability to own a car.

It...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2020, 17:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Needing help with a couple of jobs

My health is now putting a stop to my doing some of the more arduous jobs on the car, but I probably have work becoming due.....

My AC recently failed completely and I was aware the evaporator...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 15:03
Replies: 118
Views: 7,651
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good, about time it was sorted out with some...

Good, about time it was sorted out with some proper rules/laws, rather than the absolute mess it is now.

Some drivers see it as completely right and proper to park totally blocking pavements,...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 14:46
Replies: 118
Views: 7,651
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good, about time it was sorted out with some...

Good, about time it was sorted out with some proper rules/laws, rather than the absolute mess it is now.

Some drivers see it as completely right and proper to park totally blocking pavements,...
Forum: Technology Forum 1st September 2020, 14:12
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By HarryM1BYT
We have fibre to the BT box down the road, then...

We have fibre to the BT box down the road, then copper - we still have the same voltages as before, but with 40Mb connection. Basically the FTTC makes no difference at all, we still have what we had...
Forum: Social Forum 1st September 2020, 13:47
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By HarryM1BYT
dialysis?

Anyone on this please?

Just had a call from my consultant to advise I can expect to be on dialysis in the next 18 to 24 months, due to kidney failure. One had failed already and they fitted a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 17:22
Replies: 42
Views: 2,871
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Or wrap the fob in cooking foil to screen it from...

Or wrap the fob in cooking foil to screen it from being read. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Lucky you, I am surprised they were so easy, so...

Lucky you, I am surprised they were so easy, so yes I would expect them to easily come out the rest of the way.
Forum: Humour Corner 29th August 2020, 11:48
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The Firetruck

A firefighter was working on the fire engine outside his fire station when he noticed a small girl nearby in a little red toy truck. It had tiny ladders hung off the sides, and a garden hose...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2020, 17:32
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By HarryM1BYT
This one likes apples and oranges, but only if...

This one likes apples and oranges, but only if they are sweet ;)

Plus the cardboard tubes in the middle of toilet rolls, which she likes to tear up and leave in a pile, but she has never been...
Forum: Social Forum 28th August 2020, 10:44
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Quick to teach - dog

I'm no trainer of dogs, clueless really, despite having a dog around for much of my life, but I thought I would try teaching her an easy trick. She is an 8 year old BC, who has just lost her step...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2020, 18:27
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The problem is one of potential blockage at a...

The problem is one of potential blockage at a restriction.

However, the lower the section of pipe in a long pipe, the higher the pressure will be if the water builds up, so the more flow can be...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 27th August 2020, 11:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I notice that modern caravans (even without extra...

I notice that modern caravans (even without extra stabiliser gadgets) do seem much more stable anyway. My Bailey seems completely unperturbed by being overtaken by the express coaches. I used to...
Forum: Humour Corner 26th August 2020, 19:16
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well, he was :duh: Corrected now.

Well, he was :duh:

Corrected now.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2020, 11:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,653
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would suggest a large freezer spray and try...

I would suggest a large freezer spray and try spraying it on various candidates for the cause of the issue.

It might be a wiring issue, but it would have to be wiring where there is not much...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2020, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Reminds me of the early mini, there to hide the...

Reminds me of the early mini, there to hide the edge of the metal - rust traps, didn't like them then, don't like 'em now.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 25th August 2020, 08:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have towed, for almost as long as I have...

I have towed, for almost as long as I have driven...

....and I have been in a car where the caravan snaked on a downhill section and turned over - not driven by me.

The higher the tug to...
Forum: Humour Corner 25th August 2020, 07:57
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The drunken homecoming

Paddy staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Jim. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Kath.

He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs...
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