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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 19:43
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep we all love a cheap fix! :D

Yep we all love a cheap fix! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you fitted a modified thermostat or...

Have you fitted a modified thermostat or crankcase ventilation?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th June 2019, 14:28
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Mike Noc
There is a raised part of the lip TC which has a...

There is a raised part of the lip TC which has a corresponding cut out in the tank aperture to ensure the module is mounted in the right position.

Easy enough on the diesels to get the module in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 09:28
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Mike Noc
How much fuel onboard Harry? If low your ITP...

How much fuel onboard Harry?

If low your ITP may have bought the farm. :getmecoat:

Have a quick listen to the open fuel filler pipe with key to position II.

And does the oil light comes on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd June 2019, 10:10
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By Mike Noc
You shouldn't be able to do that. I wonder...

You shouldn't be able to do that.

I wonder if the DVLA database checked the insurance details and the previous owner's insurance was still showing as valid? :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Mike Noc
Had similar smoking on my Freelander with as good...

Had similar smoking on my Freelander with as good as the same engine, and it was an injector issue.

Luckily a bottle of Forte cleaned them out. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 09:30
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Mike Noc
Check and clean the battery post connections and...

Check and clean the battery post connections and ensure they are tight, and if that doesn't work then get the battery tested, as it may have bought the farm. :getmecoat:

Don't worry about the pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2019, 09:24
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Mike Noc
With the serpentine belt removed you can check...

With the serpentine belt removed you can check all the other pulleys for roughness and play, and then decide if they want changing or not.

Might be worth doing this before buying any bits as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes I used a similar poker made from a bit of...

Yes I used a similar poker made from a bit of metal tube to release the clips TC, trouble is I bent it trying to push them back in. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 21:01
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
Spot on Bob - well with the first part of your...

Spot on Bob - well with the first part of your answer anyway. :D

I unclipped the seat then carried it out of the car before it struck me I shouldn't be able to do that. :getmecoat:

The centre...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2019, 18:40
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
Was rudely woken by the sound of Mrs Noc's CDT...

Was rudely woken by the sound of Mrs Noc's CDT cranking over without firing up this morning. :getmecoat:

Told her to take my car to work and went back to sleep. :}

Having my first cup of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 18:26
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Mike Noc
Rear Seat Base Rope Trick

Had a bit of a struggle with clipping the rear seat base back in after replacing the ITP on Mrs Noc's 75 today.

After trying to poke the spring clips back into place, and failing dismally, I tried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2019, 16:51
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
Has anyone come up with an answer as to the...

Has anyone come up with an answer as to the origin of the noise?


All I can think of is it being either a pressure relief valve, or the compressor being driven in reverse by the pressurised...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th June 2019, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Mike Noc
Check the surfaces of the sensors. Any corrosion...

Check the surfaces of the sensors. Any corrosion or muck on them and you will get a constant beep.

Had it on mine and after rubbing down and repainting the sensors all was well.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 20:44
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Mike Noc
I've done a few exhaust changes using ramps at...

I've done a few exhaust changes using ramps at the back and axle stands at the front. Bit cosy underneath but do-able.

Forget the old adage about measuring twice and cutting once - I measured...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th June 2019, 13:27
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
Mmmm, worth charging the battery and seeing if it...

Mmmm, worth charging the battery and seeing if it will hold a charge off the car?


These motors can develop faults that drain good batteries. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2019, 12:50
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Mike Noc
That's all any of us can do Dawn. :} ...

That's all any of us can do Dawn. :}



Easy enough to remove a lower mount, and once it is off the car, inspect it and then decide if it actually needs replacing or not.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 10:23
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Mike Noc
It only applies to cars with both a UBP and ITP...

It only applies to cars with both a UBP and ITP Ian, and then only if the ITP has packed up.

With the system working as it should you can go down to the alarm light no problem at all.:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 10:16
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Mike Noc
I like my mate's number plate: B166LES :D

I like my mate's number plate: B166LES :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2019, 09:40
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Mike Noc
No you can't trust it as it uses the same two...

No you can't trust it as it uses the same two level sensors.

Safest way is to fill the tank and reset the trip meter.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 09:37
Replies: 67
Views: 2,243
Posted By Mike Noc
As mentioned the law treats insurance in the same...

As mentioned the law treats insurance in the same way as tax these days - a vehicle either has to be insured or on SORN.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 00:16
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Mike Noc
Them that don't ask don't get. ;) If it was...

Them that don't ask don't get. ;)

If it was me I'd start by saying OK it is up for £850 what would you let it go for? That should give an initial drop.

Then I'd mention all the negatives -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th June 2019, 00:24
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Mike Noc
Very nice colour. :drool4: On the...

Very nice colour. :drool4:


On the downside it's a thirsty motor with not much in the way of spec though. :getmecoat:


Worth asking if there is any service history and record of the cambelts...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 23:19
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Mike Noc
Well the answer is the diesel ECM's have an...

Well the answer is the diesel ECM's have an ambient pressure sensor so can't be sealed, but why oh why did they put them in a plastic bucket in a place that could easily get flooded? :shrug:


At...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 22:30
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Mike Noc
Only had mine for around thirty years, and as it...

Only had mine for around thirty years, and as it only gets used now and again it should last another thirty. That will certainly do me. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th June 2019, 08:54
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes, not the best of design decisions....

Yes, not the best of design decisions. :getmecoat:

I found out that my high speed wipers don't work whilst battling through the deluge on the M1 in the early hours of Tuesday morning. :mad:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 17:58
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I wouldn't call it a wishbone, but it is in...

Well I wouldn't call it a wishbone, but it is in the same place where wishbones are fitted to some cars. :}


Before buying any parts you need to establish exactly where the play is. It could be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 10:36
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
Sorry I can't help you with costs as I do my own...

Sorry I can't help you with costs as I do my own work, but a good mechanic who knows what he is doing should be able to change the belt and tensioner in around half an hour.

Worth changing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 19:07
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes easy to get to it from underneath once the...

Yes easy to get to it from underneath once the undertray is removed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 16:04
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah in that case you don't have a timing belt -...

Ah in that case you don't have a timing belt - the diesel cams are driven by two timing chains.


The alternator, water pump and power steering are driven from the longer auxiliary belt, and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2019, 08:35
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Noc
If the noise comes on straight away when you turn...

If the noise comes on straight away when you turn the aircon on then check the belt tension, and if it happens after some time then as Andy says check your engine cooling fan is working.


I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th June 2019, 08:26
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Mike Noc
I usually wait for one of their more generous...

I usually wait for one of their more generous sales and then stock up on engine oil, and just have. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 23:11
Replies: 67
Views: 2,492
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly not John. A few people have fitted...

Sadly not John. A few people have fitted aftermarket cruise control systems on the 1.8s though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 10:37
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Mike Noc
Don't worry we've all done that! :D ...

Don't worry we've all done that! :D


Keep racking up the miles on yours and you will soon be eligible for one of Andy's much sought after Stickers...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th June 2019, 09:20
Replies: 81
Views: 2,936
Posted By Mike Noc
I think if old Edgar was still with us he'd argue...

I think if old Edgar was still with us he'd argue it gave you 6 speeds. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 09:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
Easy enough to make up a blanking plate and...

Easy enough to make up a blanking plate and pressure test the cooler itself, but our OP hasn't experienced any oil in the coolant, and with a pressure differential that could be over 40psi at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 22:10
Replies: 67
Views: 2,492
Posted By Mike Noc
I had a Fiat 128 Estate back in the day John and...

I had a Fiat 128 Estate back in the day John and that had a hand throttle on the dashboard which did the same thing - thought it was a choke when I first got it. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 22:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
John looking at this photo of the oil cooler and...

John looking at this photo of the oil cooler and filter assembly it would be worth removing yours and checking the gasket.


https://i.imgur.com/Pk0iJ7H.jpg?1


The top chamber (which as fitted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2019, 16:01
Replies: 67
Views: 2,492
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes compared to the manual diesels the auto boxes...

Yes compared to the manual diesels the auto boxes are a bit frantic. :getmecoat:


I'm with you - they set them up incorrectly, and should have gone for a much smoother resume function.


I use...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 23:05
Replies: 86
Views: 8,922
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes would have been good to find a root cause -...

Yes would have been good to find a root cause - especially as Number 6 has a very similar fault.

Reading some of Robbberd's other posts it would appear he bought another diesel for a donor engine,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 22:18
Replies: 60
Views: 2,694
Posted By Mike Noc
That's progress for you - I can add 600 miles...

That's progress for you - I can add 600 miles range in 2 minutes. :}

I have always filled up with the cheapest derv I can find and the injectors are original and still working fine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th June 2019, 19:02
Replies: 86
Views: 8,922
Posted By Mike Noc
That isn't what happened here - the OP had water...

That isn't what happened here - the OP had water in the oil, not oil in the water. Big difference. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 07:55
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
Had a look through the night before Steve thanks...

Had a look through the night before Steve thanks - didn't come across a broken reluctor though, but I bet it is in there somewhere. :}

Checked the brake master cylinder level switch and that was...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 21:29
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
And the really good news is £1.99 delivered for a...

And the really good news is £1.99 delivered for a replacement! :D


If only my 75 was as cheap to repair. :o
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 20:39
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Mike Noc
Save all the hassle - send Mickyboy a PM and buy...

Save all the hassle - send Mickyboy a PM and buy another driveshaft complete with support bearing. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:51
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
All still nice and solid though Andy, which is...

All still nice and solid though Andy, which is good to see.

Well I have been getting to know the 'Three Amigos' today.

https://i.imgur.com/rZwETHh.jpg

No not sitting in the car with them...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 18:43
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah you have hit the spot Andy - when I was a kid...

Ah you have hit the spot Andy - when I was a kid I lusted after E types and Norton Commandos. :drool4:

Managed to get a Norton, and I can't see that ever being sold, but sadly I was never in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 14:31
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Mike Noc
I would have been too! Think they are now...

I would have been too! Think they are now comfortably into six figures. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 13:49
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Mike Noc
Cars you wish you had bought

Just read Rover2003's thread on cars you regret selling, and thinking about all the motors I have owned over the years I honestly can't say I regret getting rid of any of them. :}

There was one I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 10:16
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth checking to see where the play is mate, if...

Worth checking to see where the play is mate, if the hubs are worn then fitting new lower arms won't cure it.

You may save the cost of buying new arms though. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 08:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes that is a bit of a mystery. I can't think of...

Yes that is a bit of a mystery. I can't think of anything other than a crack which only opens up once the engine is warm. :shrug:

Your symptoms seem very similar to Robbberd's, so whilst this is a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 08:41
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth swapping the oil cooler if only to rule it...

Worth swapping the oil cooler if only to rule it out, but I have seen a suspected oil cooler failure on an M47R and the expansion tank was well contaminated with oil. As you have no evidence of that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th June 2019, 00:34
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
Good call Steve - the fluid level is fine but the...

Good call Steve - the fluid level is fine but the level sensor is split and has a cable tie holding it together, so could be failing to register the correct level.

Will check it out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th June 2019, 23:54
Replies: 441
Views: 31,741
Posted By Mike Noc
Problems with the Freelander today - dashboard...

Problems with the Freelander today - dashboard lit up with the ABS, Traction and Hill Descent all on together.

Will start with an ABS sensor check. Sadly different plugs compared to the Rover, so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 19:43
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Mike Noc
Could be the hubs weren't clamped tight enough to...

Could be the hubs weren't clamped tight enough to the lower arm balljoints. Common problem as the official torque figure is barely enough, and over time any movement will wear the hub.

You, or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 17:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
Shame Robbberd's thread didn't end with the...

Shame Robbberd's thread didn't end with the reason for his contamination problems. He did go through 5 oil coolers though, and none of them cured it.

Earlier you mentioned doing a pressure test -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 15:15
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
The pump can cope with a slight leak with no...

The pump can cope with a slight leak with no effects on starting/running.

Will be interesting to see the state of the oil once you have drained it.

At engine idle the oil pressure is around...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 10:31
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Noc
Which engine diesel or V6? Never heard of...

Which engine diesel or V6?

Never heard of this happening on a diesel mind as they are drive by wire.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 09:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
Not a silly question, but sadly not an easy job...

Not a silly question, but sadly not an easy job either - there is only one coolant pipe on the diesel engine - the supply side is fed directly from the block.

If you can't find any coolant leakage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th June 2019, 07:48
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mike Noc
You don't usually get water in the oil if the oil...

You don't usually get water in the oil if the oil cooler fails, but rather oil in the water - large globules of it in the expansion tank.

The reason for that is that at the cooler interface the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2019, 13:19
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep those are two jobs are at either ends of the...

Yep those are two jobs are at either ends of the difficulty spectrum. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2019, 10:22
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Mike Noc
Adding 750ml of oil sets the alarm bells ringing...

Adding 750ml of oil sets the alarm bells ringing - these engines usually don't need topping up between services.

You are checking the oil level correctly? Lift out the dipstick and it can be dry -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 17:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike Noc
Good point, though just about everything I raced...

Good point, though just about everything I raced back in the day is now classed as a classic! :getmecoat:

30 odd years ago no-one wanted old Jags, Rovers, Westies or Fords and all of the cars I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 16:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mike Noc
cb750chris has one, knows how to use it and is in...

cb750chris has one, knows how to use it and is in Portsmouth -pretty much as local as it gets once you have set foot on North Island. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 16:42
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you tried a different cam sensor? Does the...

Have you tried a different cam sensor? Does the rev counter needle move slightly when cranking?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 16:36
Replies: 54
Views: 2,737
Posted By Mike Noc
Well that's a bit of a bummer - the swear filter...

Well that's a bit of a bummer - the swear filter has got in the way of letting me know what I'm suffering from. :getmecoat:

As for the premium bumper, I wouldn't fit one of those if they were...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 12:13
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Noc
Or of course the M47R diesel. ;) Stripped...

Or of course the M47R diesel. ;)

Stripped one down the other day that had covered nearly 200k miles and the innards were as clean as a whistle. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2019, 09:44
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Mike Noc
As mentioned it is a completely different design...

As mentioned it is a completely different design - the water pump is driven from an auxiliary belt on the diesel.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st May 2019, 22:32
Replies: 65
Views: 3,217
Posted By Mike Noc
Respect! :bowdown:

Respect! :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2019, 01:10
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Mike Noc
Do you have the contact details for the supplier?

Do you have the contact details for the supplier?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 15:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By Mike Noc
We'll of course you could sell it, or you can...

We'll of course you could sell it, or you can give Brian your phone number and he will sort it for you.

I know what I would choose, and it doesn't involve an advert. ;) :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 10:01
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Mike Noc
Is the vibration there when the engine is idling...

Is the vibration there when the engine is idling and you aren't touching the clutch pedal?

If it isn't and you only feel it when you press the clutch pedal down then I think more likely the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 09:08
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By Mike Noc
Post #29 here....

Post #29 here. (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=203716) :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2019, 23:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mike Noc
Me too. Could be dangerous taking that racing...

Me too. Could be dangerous taking that racing unless you know what you are doing and check that it is structurally sound enough to start with.

I was at Wimbledon and witnessed the follow in that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 13:50
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Mike Noc
Had this at home once. Mrs Noc complained that...

Had this at home once. Mrs Noc complained that she couldn't lock her car, so I went out to have a look.

Tried unlocking mine to get my tools out of the boot and the penny dropped. :}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 13:42
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Noc
Luckily the speed is read from the front right...

Luckily the speed is read from the front right sensor. Bit embarrassing for the garage who fitted them though. :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Noc
Sounds like a quality issue with the bearings. If...

Sounds like a quality issue with the bearings. If they were only fitted a couple of months ago take them back under warranty.

There is another way to incorrectly fit them - Shiner was asked to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 10:02
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Mike Noc
Must admit first thing I thought of was missing...

Must admit first thing I thought of was missing dust caps, because of what you said here:



It isn't - these aren't sealed bearings as standard so you'll see the races no matter which make you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th May 2019, 09:08
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Mike Noc
Maybe I was lucky Fred, but the two on my car...

Maybe I was lucky Fred, but the two on my car came off and went back on again no problem at all. :shrug:

The Freelander was a different kettle of fish though - struggled to remove the selector...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th May 2019, 12:07
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Mike Noc
That is unfortunate Thomas. Is it the master or...

That is unfortunate Thomas. Is it the master or slave that has failed?

If it is the master cylinder then try removing it, stripping it down and cleaning everything out - worked for me.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th May 2019, 00:11
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep, I got one out with a cheap mains powered...

Yep, I got one out with a cheap mains powered rattle gun, but it picked up all the way and damaged the thread. Ran a tap down it and all was fine.

The next one I did had the end bit of exposed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2019, 10:14
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Mike Noc
:iagree: :wot: :iagree:

:iagree: :wot: :iagree:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 13:11
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By Mike Noc
You can post photos - the seller hasn't paid his...

You can post photos - the seller hasn't paid his tenner either but has loaded up some good ones here (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2728930&postcount=1). :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2019, 11:15
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Mike Noc
The combined production totals for Porsche Macan...

The combined production totals for Porsche Macan and Cayenne accounted for more than 61% of the company's output in 2018.

The Macan alone sold more than the 911 and Panamera combined.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th May 2019, 16:51
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By Mike Noc
It sure is - "Fix me!" :D

It sure is - "Fix me!" :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2019, 13:08
Replies: 46
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Noc
I could only find one bit of criticism Rick, and...

I could only find one bit of criticism Rick, and if it weren't for people like you buying new the rest of us wouldn't have such a good choice when buying second hand. :D

These days leasing is the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 22:22
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Mike Noc
Worth checking one or more of your rear brake...

Worth checking one or more of your rear brake shoes haven't broken free from their pins and clips.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2019, 20:01
Replies: 46
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Noc
It is 40p only for the first 10k miles though,...

It is 40p only for the first 10k miles though, after that it drops to 25p per mile. I used to do over 30k miles a year on business.

For me it makes more sense to run my own car than a company one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2019, 15:55
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
I come across a fair few broken 6mm bolts at work...

I come across a fair few broken 6mm bolts at work and have a 4.8mm left handed drill in my toolbox.

Usually the drill will dig in and unscrew what's left of the thread. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 09:41
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Mike Noc
I had a similar rustling noise, and it turned out...

I had a similar rustling noise, and it turned out to be the cooling fan motor front bearing which had bought the farm.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2019, 09:06
Replies: 91
Views: 5,585
Posted By Mike Noc
Pretty much as it was when I applied for an...

Pretty much as it was when I applied for an Apprenticeship with Shell back in 1975 then. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 23:00
Replies: 47
Views: 2,209
Posted By Mike Noc
Well when I ordered mine back in 2000 I chose...

Well when I ordered mine back in 2000 I chose Atlantic Blue, but ended up with this, and it has grown on me over the years. :}

https://i.imgur.com/cKm1pNR.jpg?1
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Mike Noc
Unfortunately you won't see that side of the...

Unfortunately you won't see that side of the pulley unless you take it off.

Only one bolt but it can be a tad tight - last one I removed needed a 5ft scaffold bar extension and me swinging on it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 22:43
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Mike Noc
Alan check and clean the LP fuel pressure sensor...

Alan check and clean the LP fuel pressure sensor plug connections and check the wiring for damage - it is the one on the top of the fuel filter.

If that doesn't cure it do the same with the HP...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Mike Noc
:wot: As a test try unplugging the LP fuel...

:wot: As a test try unplugging the LP fuel pressure sensor (the plug on top of the fuel filter) and see if the engine then revs freely.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2019, 07:31
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By Mike Noc
Try disconnecting the CD changer - had a drain on...

Try disconnecting the CD changer - had a drain on our Facelift cured by removing the changer from the boot.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2019, 00:36
Replies: 46
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Noc
From new I've always filled up with the cheapest...

From new I've always filled up with the cheapest Derv I can find. ;) :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 22:06
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Mike Noc
Maybe buzz is a better word than hum, but not a...

Maybe buzz is a better word than hum, but not a bubbling fish tank. :getmecoat:

Might be worth checking the pipe connections in the offside module of the tank.

If you lift the rear seat base,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 20:19
Replies: 91
Views: 5,585
Posted By Mike Noc
I was told exactly the same thing a fair few...

I was told exactly the same thing a fair few years ago. :getmecoat:




It sure is Kaiser, it sure is. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Mike Noc
A quick way to check if the ITP is running or not...

A quick way to check if the ITP is running or not is to remove the fuel filler cap, and with key to position II you should hear a faint hum with your ear next to the filler pipe for 30 seconds to a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 16:24
Replies: 46
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Noc
http://i.imgur.com/N17bRL4.jpg?1...

http://i.imgur.com/N17bRL4.jpg?1 (https://imgur.com/N17bRL4) :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 16:06
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Mike Noc
Could be a problem with the plumbing in the fuel...

Could be a problem with the plumbing in the fuel tank - one of the level floats may be touching pipes that aren't in their correct position, giving false level readings, and if the engine is down on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2019, 00:24
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Mike Noc
If you can't get any joy with it Andrew and have...

If you can't get any joy with it Andrew and have to take it out again, it is worth trying the friction plate on the input shaft splines to make sure it slides on easily.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th May 2019, 23:15
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Mike Noc
Probably a fitment for another type of gearbox....

Probably a fitment for another type of gearbox. In the photo you can see that there isn't a stepped end on the input shaft to locate in the spigot bearing:

https://i.imgur.com/mbW8VE9.jpg?1

As...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th May 2019, 11:42
Replies: 46
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mike Noc
I've never bought a new car in my life - the...

I've never bought a new car in my life - the nearest I came to it was buying my current Rover 75 Connoisseur SE for £5700 when it was 3 years old and with 118000 on the clock.

I had driven it from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th May 2019, 06:58
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Mike Noc
They can and do block up, and if that happens you...

They can and do block up, and if that happens you get air locks in the system when changing the coolant, which prevent the full volume of coolant going back in.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th May 2019, 07:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mike Noc
Whoever phoned you from the garage was talking...

Whoever phoned you from the garage was talking nonsense. :getmecoat:

Ford Mondeo diesels are well known for those types of HP pump/injector issues but not our cars.

Take up Russ's offer in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 14:15
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes and no - if the arms are OEM then Powerflex...

Yes and no - if the arms are OEM then Powerflex bushes are easier to fit as the inner part moves freely in the outer, but some pattern arms need the profile filing a fair way further down to get the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 14:01
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Mike Noc
As mentioned Les far easier to sort the fault...

As mentioned Les far easier to sort the fault out. The light switch module monitors the power supplied to the headlights, and if it detects a fault the information is sent via the K-Bus to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2019, 11:24
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep it has a turbo. Can you give some...

Yep it has a turbo.

Can you give some details of the wiring fault you have?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 10:38
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Mike Noc
You need a longer bar. ;)

You need a longer bar. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th May 2019, 08:41
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Mike Noc
Courtesy of French Mike you can check the ABS...

Courtesy of French Mike you can check the ABS sensors and magnetic reluctors in the wheel bearings using a voltmeter.

The signal voltage changes from 1.7V to 0.7V as each magnetic segment passes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 15:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mike Noc
Think Brian drove nearly twice as far when I saw...

Think Brian drove nearly twice as far when I saw him yesterday for tea and biscuits. ;)

Good to catch up again. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 22:36
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mike Noc
I put around 500ml of methylated spirits in every...

I put around 500ml of methylated spirits in every time I refill the washer bottle with screenwash and water. Helps to prevent smearing and keeps the system clean.

Started doing this over 30...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th May 2019, 08:54
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
Hopefully it won't be too long a wait Bri - apart...

Hopefully it won't be too long a wait Bri - apart from dump runs the Hippo won't be getting much of a look in. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Mike Noc
On the M47R you tend to get oil in the water as...

On the M47R you tend to get oil in the water as opposed to water in the oil if there is a leak, as the oil cooler is fed with pressurised oil from the filter gallery.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Mike Noc
The common leak points for the M47R are radiator...

The common leak points for the M47R are radiator top hose connection to the cylinder head, thermostat housing or the O ring on the pipe that attaches to the thermostat.

You could try a cold...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 14:02
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep I know Andy - it's been far too long. Good to...

Yep I know Andy - it's been far too long. Good to have him back in harness. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 11:45
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
Drove Big Ron to the garage (via the carwash) and...

Drove Big Ron to the garage (via the carwash) and got a year's MOT. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 11:41
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Mike Noc
They might have recommended it but Rover never...

They might have recommended it but Rover never used Mobil at the factory. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd May 2019, 07:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mike Noc
Any update Rev on this?

Any update Rev on this?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 21:12
Replies: 73
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mike Noc
The DMFs aren't the problem though - I've got one...

The DMFs aren't the problem though - I've got one that has covered 397k miles and is still going strong. If only the hydraulics were anywhere near that reliable, but sadly they aren't.

When the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 48
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mike Noc
There is a metal spacer, around 4-5mm in height...

There is a metal spacer, around 4-5mm in height to prevent the bolt going anywhere near the bottom of the hole.

Correctly assembled there is nothing whatsoever wrong with this design. Once bits...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2019, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mike Noc
Good to hear you are sorted.:} Yes the...

Good to hear you are sorted.:}

Yes the sketch shows the belt run but the positions of the pulleys are well out from what is on the car.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 20:00
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Mike Noc
Some mistake surely - they used a photo of a...

Some mistake surely - they used a photo of a Facelift when we all know the Mk1s are the real classics. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2019, 13:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mike Noc
Has the light switch module been replaced?

Has the light switch module been replaced?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2019, 19:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mike Noc
There is a sketch here...

There is a sketch here (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=199608) of the belt run if you scroll down.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2019, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mike Noc
Nope because you have a diesel, and they are...

Nope because you have a diesel, and they are drive by wire. ;) :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2019, 16:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mike Noc
If you have got an undertray then you will need...

If you have got an undertray then you will need to take that off so check the fixings as people fit all sorts.

Then the only other tool you will need is a long 24mm ring spanner - an aviation...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 16:00
Replies: 73
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mike Noc
I can beat that - when the slave failed in my...

I can beat that - when the slave failed in my Freelander I fitted the friction plate that had come from my 75 when the slave failed on that. :D

It was still well within the service limits as set...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 08:39
Replies: 48
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mike Noc
That's a good question - as has been mentioned...

That's a good question - as has been mentioned either the wrong length of bolt or overtightening are the only obvious suspects. The recommended torque for those bolts is only 8Nm IIRC.

As for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2019, 00:31
Replies: 48
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mike Noc
Nothing to do with the design - as Trikey says...

Nothing to do with the design - as Trikey says your cam cover has been damaged.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 22:07
Replies: 73
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mike Noc
No need to change the master if it is working OK,...

No need to change the master if it is working OK, but worth flushing it through with fresh fluid beforehand so you don't risk contaminating the new slave cylinder.

Better still strip it down and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 21:56
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Mike Noc
Hi Thomas have just freed up some space.

Hi Thomas have just freed up some space.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 21:33
Replies: 73
Views: 3,404
Posted By Mike Noc
Not much of a track record though - in my...

Not much of a track record though - in my experience of Rover 75 and Landrover TD4 clutches the hydraulics fail long before the friction plates, which are the things you would expect to wear out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th April 2019, 18:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mike Noc
You said the belt has snapped - if that is the...

You said the belt has snapped - if that is the case then a bit of play in the steering pump pulley shouldn't affect a new belt going on.

If however the old belt came off in one piece then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th April 2019, 11:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mike Noc
It wouldn't have looked too bad if they lined up....

It wouldn't have looked too bad if they lined up. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2019, 23:13
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes of course - just driven over 450 miles in two...

Yes of course - just driven over 450 miles in two days in this one. It is well specced, well sorted, and will be up for sale soon for £350. :}

https://i.imgur.com/h7IuZBs.jpg
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2019, 19:39
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Mike Noc
Look closely at the play- it could be the lower...

Look closely at the play- it could be the lower hub worn and the ball joint moving in the hub. If the hub has worn then you will need a new one.

The factory torque setting is barely enough to...
Forum: Was it you? 23rd April 2019, 09:43
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Mike Noc
Lovely part of Kent - used to work opposite the...

Lovely part of Kent - used to work opposite the Aerodrome at the old Unigate Dairy. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Mike Noc
Semi synthetic is fine. For the last few years I...

Semi synthetic is fine. For the last few years I have used Triple QX from Eurocarparts - bought when they have a better than average sale. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 19:31
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Mike Noc
Courtesy of French Mike you can check all the ABS...

Courtesy of French Mike you can check all the ABS sensors and magnetic reluctors in the wheel bearings using a voltmeter.

The signal voltage changes from 1.7V to 0.7V as each magnetic segment...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd April 2019, 19:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By Mike Noc
Haven't seen the YouTube video for this but you...

Haven't seen the YouTube video for this but you should have removed 3 of the 4 connectors and moved the leak off pipe out of the way before lifting the PCV assembly.

Best way to remove the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Mike Noc
Get a genuine Corteco pulley, and if you don't...

Get a genuine Corteco pulley, and if you don't have a record of the belts having been changed then if you buy Contitech or Gates replacements you should be fine.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 09:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mike Noc
Why not just pour the injector cleaner into the...

Why not just pour the injector cleaner into the tank? :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 09:47
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By Mike Noc
Just get an Auto 75 and you can forget all about...

Just get an Auto 75 and you can forget all about clutch hydraulics. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 09:05
Replies: 10,491
Views: 687,461
Posted By Mike Noc
Sprayed the new rear sills - will need another...

Sprayed the new rear sills - will need another couple of coats and then some lacquer, took the washer pump out and cleaned it, then removed both rear discs and cleaned them out, cleaned the brake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2019, 08:23
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Mike Noc
Even if it is the turbo they are usually pretty...

Even if it is the turbo they are usually pretty much bulletproof, so a good second hand one can be had for less than fifty quid. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th April 2019, 21:29
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Mike Noc
Are you sure the play is in the bottom ball...

Are you sure the play is in the bottom ball joint? The specified torque for the clamp bolt is barely enough, and if the ball joint isn't held tightly it can move in the clamp and over time wear the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 09:45
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Mike Noc
Why not swap it with Wraymond's one then? :D

Why not swap it with Wraymond's one then? :D
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