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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2022, 10:31
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By Ducati750cc
Can you post a photo Dave, what car is it, what...

Can you post a photo Dave, what car is it, what engine ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 12:50
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Ducati750cc
The fittings are quite robust and are a very...

The fittings are quite robust and are a very simple design, however, if they don't / didn't know how to disconnect them correctly and have mauled them about a bit, that could be the reason it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 12:04
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Ducati750cc
But which side of the connector is leaking, slave...

But which side of the connector is leaking, slave or master ?;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 12:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
That's all well and good if the OP knows exactly...

That's all well and good if the OP knows exactly how a brake master cylinder works and more to the point, what to look for when he's got it in bits in front of him and how to go about fixing or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 11:29
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Ducati750cc
That part in Colverts photo isn't the slave...

That part in Colverts photo isn't the slave cylinder guide tube, its the two part connector joining the master cylinder pipe to the slave cylinder pipe and are part of the pipes, the connectors alone...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2022, 11:08
Replies: 45
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
I wonder with the cylinder off the car the piston...

I wonder with the cylinder off the car the piston can be moved fully and smoothly to the full extent of its stroke ?


With the master cylinder full and both ports temporarily plugged it should be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th May 2022, 21:40
Replies: 45
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
Have you stripped the cylinder down to find what...

Have you stripped the cylinder down to find what is causing it ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th May 2022, 13:11
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Ducati750cc
It could be a faulty thermostat or other part of...

It could be a faulty thermostat or other part of the cooling system preventing the correct coolant flow when hot, especially as the bottom hose is notably cooler


Does the noise sound more like a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2022, 12:57
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ducati750cc
As long as the locking wheel nut socket is in the...

As long as the locking wheel nut socket is in the accessible boot and isn't in the armrest or glovebox..............:eek:;);)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2022, 12:20
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Ducati750cc
As SD1 says, it looks like tyre carcase,cords...

As SD1 says, it looks like tyre carcase,cords damage causing a bulge in that area of tread, especially when you look at the sipes which should wear more or less equally.


It you compare the depth...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2022, 10:14
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't be tempted to break the rear quarter light...

Don't be tempted to break the rear quarter light to gain access, the lock is deadlocked !!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2022, 14:15
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Ducati750cc
As the others above have said it is very rare for...

As the others above have said it is very rare for ' most of the front suspension needs replacing ' if it was it would be like driving a bag of jelly.



Have they given you an itemised list of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th May 2022, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Ducati750cc
Move the wheel round to a different corner of the...

Move the wheel round to a different corner of the car, back, to see if it follows the wheel.


Did you remove the rust on hub to disc mounting area 100 % ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2022, 21:50
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Ducati750cc
Have you had a look at the square external rubber...

Have you had a look at the square external rubber part of the switch ?


As they get older they can cause problems, I had a similar problem on one of my old Mk1's.


I pulled the rubber out of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2022, 21:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ducati750cc
You should have asked them if the engine problem...

You should have asked them if the engine problem is because, as they say " because it's a Rover."........then what would the problem be if it had a BMW coat on. ;):D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2022, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Ducati750cc
I totally agree with not using it on the...

I totally agree with not using it on the windscreen been there with the same results as you, but I do use it on all the other glass except door mirrors, the beading it produces can cause poor vision...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2022, 09:09
Replies: 44
Views: 4,766
Posted By Ducati750cc
Exactly, every post up to now has been positive...

Exactly, every post up to now has been positive with folk passing on their good wishes and simply enquiring if all's well, no different from when folk on here have been ill, had operations, had other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By Ducati750cc
I think you are thinking of the phenomena of worn...

I think you are thinking of the phenomena of worn valve guide seals where an engine would smoke a lot after being stood a while and started, due to the oil seeping down the stems, finding it's way...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th April 2022, 16:22
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Ducati750cc
Sometimes after driving and several flushes with...

Sometimes after driving and several flushes with just plain water for a week or two there is still oil in nooks and crannies that will still keep turning up, the only way to remove all of it when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2022, 10:44
Replies: 45
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
Because he undertook to do a job and is unable to...

Because he undertook to do a job and is unable to complete the job !


It's certainly not the customers fault, nor should the customer be expected to find a solution.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2022, 18:39
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Ducati750cc
Has the oil ever been changed or topped up, if so...

Has the oil ever been changed or topped up, if so what with ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2022, 11:00
Replies: 76
Views: 3,578
Posted By Ducati750cc
Spot on Mike, it's surprising how much reading...

Spot on Mike, it's surprising how much reading the road saves fuel and makes for a smoother drive.


I've always set myself a little challenge when driving or riding a motorbike to try to do the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2022, 00:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ducati750cc
Often a sign of oil contaminated / worn slip...

Often a sign of oil contaminated / worn slip rings and brushes, as well as the oil sometimes forming a sort of varnish coating on the contact areas of slip ring to brush, giving poor electrical...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 20:11
Replies: 86
Views: 5,414
Posted By Ducati750cc
I'm not one to brag but.................. great...

I'm not one to brag but.................. great minds and all that. ;):}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2022, 19:32
Replies: 86
Views: 5,414
Posted By Ducati750cc
Could anyone print the page, pages from the Rave...

Could anyone print the page, pages from the Rave manual about the correct procedure, for lida to present to the garage, first person she spoke to and the ' mechanic ' who did the job.


A video...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 19:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By Ducati750cc
Not everyone may have done so, and there are some...

Not everyone may have done so, and there are some folk who have a buying account and a selling account.


However he states........." Viewings welcome from genuine interest. Any questions, please...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2022, 10:03
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Ducati750cc
This............."Saved me from the worst kind of...

This............."Saved me from the worst kind of depression you could imagine.".............. is a great thing to post on a public forum, though I have never suffered from it myself, I have friends...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2022, 21:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By Ducati750cc
I can second that, I have one, not cheap but it...

I can second that, I have one, not cheap but it certainly saves time, far quicker than dragging fuses in and out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2022, 09:49
Replies: 70
Views: 4,088
Posted By Ducati750cc
And everything just appears by magic, or drones,...

And everything just appears by magic, or drones, food, the plumber, a Costa coffee, a new carpet, holidays at the municipal park etc.


I used to read about similar ideas in documents as a child....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th March 2022, 12:28
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Ducati750cc
Plenty of Rover spares here

One of my sons sent me this You Tube link of a vast number of stored Rovers. :drool4::cool:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCBzQfcR8gw
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 10:56
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget, that whatever battery you buy, if...

Don't forget, that whatever battery you buy, if the car is not used for prolonged periods give it an overnight charge with a smart charger occasionally.



They do like to be fully charged all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2022, 09:35
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks everyone, I'll look through those this...

Thanks everyone, I'll look through those this weekend,after I've done a bit of welding on the Ducati frame. ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th March 2022, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Ducati750cc
Drivers door window.

First question ever :}


The drivers door window needs replacing, Mk2 CDTI Tourer, usual scratching and was there when I bought it, so it's time I replaced it.


Before I start my tinternet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th February 2022, 11:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Ducati750cc
I doubt many scammers have been on Ebay since...

I doubt many scammers have been on Ebay since 2006 !
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th February 2022, 22:53
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By Ducati750cc
For a scammer, he appears to have good feedback!

For a scammer, he appears to have good feedback!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 12:05
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Ducati750cc
Spotted this ' different ' MG

I spotted this yesterday, a bit different than the usual MG photo's it's a CDTI.


I believe it runs OK, I have no idea if has been tweaked, looks at a quick glance pretty solid.


I've a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2022, 09:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ducati750cc
One of my sons has just picked up a 61 plate...

One of my sons has just picked up a 61 plate Subaru Outback 2 ltr diesel for under £5,000.


One lady owner, yes there are still some about, he bought it off her, she's had to pack in driving,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2022, 11:40
Replies: 102
Views: 5,033
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just under two years ago, the case has yet to go...

Just under two years ago, the case has yet to go to court which will be around July this year, a child was hit by a racing, speeding driver, ( two cars involved ) estimated at 50mph plus on a 20mph...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 17:56
Replies: 134
Views: 7,703
Posted By Ducati750cc
Reduce the worlds air pollution a great idea. ...

Reduce the worlds air pollution a great idea.


It will only work if all the world takes part.


As it is, those that are taking it seriously are only doing something in the wind, when you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2022, 17:37
Replies: 52
Views: 3,728
Posted By Ducati750cc
I wonder what prompted that little outburst ? ...

I wonder what prompted that little outburst ?


Anyway, seeing as how there doesn't appear to be anything he likes, I think the answer would be no.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2022, 22:57
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Ducati750cc
A bit like cars then......... " Oh it all appears...

A bit like cars then......... " Oh it all appears to be working now, but I don't know how I did it "..........:D;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2022, 20:13
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Ducati750cc
It looks like you have a dodgy reg,was it a brand...

It looks like you have a dodgy reg,was it a brand new one ?


It should never go over around 14.8v with a fully charged battery connected, especially at tickover speed.



Why I asked if it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2022, 14:34
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Ducati750cc
Is that at the battery terminals ?

Is that at the battery terminals ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2022, 11:48
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Ducati750cc
Has it just suddenly happened? When was...

Has it just suddenly happened?


When was it last OK ?


Is the tailgate aperture to tailgate gap equal all the way round ?


It's a bit difficult seeing clearly on the photo's but it looks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2022, 10:49
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Ducati750cc
So you need a light to show up the triangle flap...

So you need a light to show up the triangle flap when dark.


The circuit is easy, pick up a + and - from the rear light or number plate light circuit, incorporate a tilt switch, you only want it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2022, 09:47
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Ducati750cc
What do you need the live for ?

What do you need the live for ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2022, 13:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Ducati750cc
Sadly,until, or if, Leyton ever comes back with...

Sadly,until, or if, Leyton ever comes back with the answers asked or a result there's no way of helping him any further !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2022, 14:46
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Ducati750cc
I ran mine all last winter with a failed stat,...

I ran mine all last winter with a failed stat, yes it took a while to warm up but after about 2 miles it blew warm and after 5-6 miles it was hotter but obviously not as hot as with a working stat,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 15:35
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ducati750cc
I should have added in my post that care needs to...

I should have added in my post that care needs to be taken with some puncture sealants in that they can block the valve core and sometimes the valve stem, not a massive problem but one you don't want...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2022, 12:29
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ducati750cc
The best way with these slow leaks is to wash the...

The best way with these slow leaks is to wash the tyre off with clean water then submerge the wheel completely including the valve in clean water, no soap, you will have to weigh it down.


Then...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2022, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Ducati750cc
I asked No2 two son about pump spares and he said...

I asked No2 two son about pump spares and he said that he can't remember ever having to find any, he did mention that depending where the wear is in the pump, some can be re-furbished by a good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2022, 17:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ducati750cc
A little tip, if the syringe has a rubber seal,...

A little tip, if the syringe has a rubber seal, many do, as soon as you've finished with it work some warm water with a bit of washing up liquid through it, then the same with some warm clear water,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2022, 23:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ducati750cc
who would test just the left rear brake for free.

who would test just the left rear brake for free.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2022, 13:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ducati750cc
Not a good idea at all, in fact rather a silly...

Not a good idea at all, in fact rather a silly one, just testing one wheel will not tell the important thing which is, if the brakes on the axle are balanced or not !



For such a safety...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2022, 10:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ducati750cc
If the brake tester was faulty, the same...

If the brake tester was faulty, the same imbalance would have shown up on the front wheels. 😉
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2022, 22:04
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Ducati750cc
Post 1: ..........bonnet lock broken, wont open...

Post 1: ..........bonnet lock broken, wont open battery flat so can not start it any help would be appreciated,........... 🙄
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2022, 14:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ducati750cc
I have a 2005 CDTI, owned now for around 9 years...

I have a 2005 CDTI, owned now for around 9 years and in all that time have only changes one headlight bulb a couple of sidelights (now LED ) and a couple of indicators, due to them turning from amber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 21:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ducati750cc
When I've made similar assembly locating dowels...

When I've made similar assembly locating dowels as above, I've always found that once the head is off, a couple of blades in a hacksaw frame, or one may do with a small dia bolt, to cut a screwdriver...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 15:25
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Ducati750cc
It will look like this next to the battery and...

It will look like this next to the battery and fuse box.


You can't miss it.


Hope this helps.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2021, 01:48
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Ducati750cc
Give yourself plenty of time to do it, it looks...

Give yourself plenty of time to do it, it looks and is a reasonably simple job to do and if all goes well doesn't take too long



Some the things to watch out for are:


1) Be careful not to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2021, 09:50
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Ducati750cc
12S pin out, from the rear of the socket. ...

12S pin out, from the rear of the socket.




https://www.pfjones.co.uk/images/companies/1/twinelectrics.jpg?1533723472020

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2021, 13:45
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Ducati750cc
Possibly thinking that if one was fitted to the...

Possibly thinking that if one was fitted to the manual and he appears to need to change it, that a manual would be easier to obtain S/H than an auto.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2021, 14:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
Blow Joe Public's ears, on all the cars I have...

Blow Joe Public's ears, on all the cars I have ever owned I've fitted high pitched air horns that also sound like screeching tyres, compressor fed via a relay connected to the original horn which is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2021, 17:29
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks to DMGRS

You can't ask better than this, especially at this time of year :



Item ordered 22/12/21 @ 14:51



Item delivered 23/12/21 @ 12:08
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 16:27
Replies: 118
Views: 5,707
Posted By Ducati750cc
There are quite a few similar things out there,...

There are quite a few similar things out there, such as those where two pistons have a dance in the same cylinder. 😉


I thought it best to name just one and let others have a go, alarm set for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 10:50
Replies: 118
Views: 5,707
Posted By Ducati750cc
Being an ancient biker, I think one of the best...

Being an ancient biker, I think one of the best engines to demonstrate what you say was the Woller flat four, basically designed and made by a father and son in a garden shed.



Link:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2021, 00:33
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Ducati750cc
Does this help ? ...

Does this help ?


https://bparts-eu.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/images/27161/original/images/27161/clean_image/1yjohv6p0bmd7kfmzw7tx36s5w62lrwu.jpg
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2021, 19:30
Replies: 24
Views: 1,943
Posted By Ducati750cc
You can't do better than see what these have: ...

You can't do better than see what these have:


https://www.sgs-engineering.com/car-boot-tailgate


Have a look, loads of info, even a how to vid for removing struts.


They will make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2021, 18:29
Replies: 118
Views: 5,707
Posted By Ducati750cc
And where No 1 cylinder is, except for some old...

And where No 1 cylinder is, except for some old Jag engines. 😉
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By Ducati750cc
Not a good idea especially with many modern...

Not a good idea especially with many modern batteries, six holes, ensuring that whatever you seal them with will retain the design integrity of the caps which will be to prevent electrolyte spillage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th December 2021, 11:22
Replies: 118
Views: 5,707
Posted By Ducati750cc
This may be no help, but previously you have said...

This may be no help, but previously you have said that when the engine was cold and had been stood that you heard pressure being released when removing the cap when none should be expected.


Also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2021, 11:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ducati750cc
One thing to think about when using sealants that...

One thing to think about when using sealants that many forget until when it's too late is...................how easy will it be to get the thing apart in the future if needed. 🤔😉


I had to help a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2021, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Ducati750cc
If they go out ignition off they can't really be...

If they go out ignition off they can't really be classed as a battery drain, if they are on with engine running, the miniscule amount of current used to light an LED is insignificant.


The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2021, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Ducati750cc
Is it the whole tow bar assembly fitting details...

Is it the whole tow bar assembly fitting details you need, or how the detachable tow ball is removed and fitted ?



I've got one I took off a tourer I was scrapping and may have the fitting...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2021, 11:10
Replies: 30
Views: 2,046
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thermal expansion and contraction can't provide a...

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



Loose screws in such...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 20:33
Replies: 38
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ducati750cc
Two quick stories, 1) As teenager I couldn't...

Two quick stories, 1) As teenager I couldn't afford new batteries for my motorbikes, so used to cadge any that were being changed from friends and using an old charger were on a ' conveyer belt ' ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 19:58
Replies: 38
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ducati750cc
Not having a Liddle charger I can't confirm your...

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


I do however have an old crude 24v, 12v, charger / boost starter, when connected as in the method I stated, no spark, a couple of CTEK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 19:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
Scotchlocks are only of any use in my estimation...

Scotchlocks are only of any use in my estimation as a strictly temp. get you home fix, especially when they are tucked away and difficult to get at, more so where they maybe subject to moisture or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 09:05
Replies: 38
Views: 2,342
Posted By Ducati750cc
First rules of connecting and disconnecting a...

First rules of connecting and disconnecting a battery charger.


Connect charger to battery.


Plug in battery charger.


Switch on mains.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2021, 19:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ducati750cc
But the report doesn't show what you say, quite...

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



Talking about the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 20:47
Replies: 40
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ducati750cc
A bit technical in parts but otherwise not bad. ...

A bit technical in parts but otherwise not bad.


Remember when you said......... " Fast tick over to put a charge into a nearly flat battery is no better than just letting the engine tick ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ducati750cc
A word of caution, make sure your comp gauge,...

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


It can make quite a 'pop'...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 13:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ducati750cc
If it is white lingers and is not steam, steam...

If it is white lingers and is not steam, steam dissipates quickly and you can smell derv in the smoke it's a sign of the derv not been correctly combusted in the cylinders, yje unburnt fuel passing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 01:48
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Ducati750cc
It's not recommended to add a washer in such a...

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


What type of washer ?


Any old washer in the spare bits...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 01:31
Replies: 40
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ducati750cc
Rubbish design from the 1960's compared to what...

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



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


Can I suggest you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:48
Replies: 40
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ducati750cc
First rule of thumb when testing battery,...

First rule of thumb when testing battery, cranking, charging, in fact anything electrical on vehicle systems.........start with a fully charged or as near as battery, hence the engine running bit,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 10:00
Replies: 40
Views: 2,232
Posted By Ducati750cc
The important thing to note with the old type...

The important thing to note with the old type simple test is volt drop over a specific time from a reasonably, ideally fully charged battery, the cranking speed can be an indicator, but can be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 09:19
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you can borrow a torque multiplier it should...

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


I wonder why they thought they needed threadlock ?


Did they re-use the old nut ?


If an old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 00:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
" I ran a live taillight feed from the rear of...

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


It may show as a good earth circuit on a DVM (...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 09:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ducati750cc
At least the running lights and both indicators (...

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


I wonder how he tested to see that the earth was OK ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 20:07
Replies: 51
Views: 3,726
Posted By Ducati750cc
now it looks more likely the car will return on...

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


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


It's all well...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 18:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,083
Posted By Ducati750cc
When you say " but hot air is fine when car is...

When you say " but hot air is fine when car is moving forward but as soon as you stop, (with engine running) the cabin air drops to just barely warm. Start moving forward and goes hot again??? "
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2021, 09:43
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Ducati750cc
Either solder the good connector on to the new...

Either solder the good connector on to the new loom or use cable ties.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2021, 22:12
Replies: 41
Views: 2,696
Posted By Ducati750cc
One thing to mention is to see if the engine can...

One thing to mention is to see if the engine can be turned in the reverse direction slightly via the starter ring gear, to the one it normally rotates, many things can make it appear that an engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 21:33
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Ducati750cc
I would expect it being like the front grill...

I would expect it being like the front grill badge which is stuck on, at a guess it could be used if you were able to remove it without distorting it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Ducati750cc
What make is the new cylinder ? I...

What make is the new cylinder ?



I presume you are talking about the pipe at the master cylinder end, they should have no problem screwing the fitting into the end of the master cylinder, it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2021, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ducati750cc
It could be firefrost red. paint code CEV ...

It could be firefrost red. paint code CEV


Open the n/s front door, at the bottom of the 'B' pillar you will see the Vin plate, in the paint box it will have the correct colour code for the car,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 10:43
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Ducati750cc
Thanks for coming back with solution, not...

Thanks for coming back with solution, not everyone does, it can help others with the same problem.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 10:39
Replies: 41
Views: 2,696
Posted By Ducati750cc
There is also the chance that it is an...

There is also the chance that it is an immobiliser problem due to it disabling the starter motor.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2021, 10:18
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Ducati750cc
Before stripping everything down, I would try...

Before stripping everything down, I would try doing a reverse reverse bleed again, taking care to do it properly and ensuring that it is filling the master cylinder, with a new slave and master this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 12:56
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Ducati750cc
As Arctic shows replacing the whole loom is quite...

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


If some or all three wires...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Ducati750cc
A dual mass flywheel can make a similar noise. ...

A dual mass flywheel can make a similar noise.


Does it go away if the revs are increased slightly ?


A simple way of determining where a noise is coming from is by using a piece of rubber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 23:10
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Ducati750cc
If any pipes are needed use Kunifer 10,;) a...

If any pipes are needed use Kunifer 10,;) a copper based pipe, easier to work than steel and will outlast the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 13:05
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ducati750cc
You can buy new boots to fit any size of ball...

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


In most instances there will be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2021, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Ducati750cc
It looks like the left hand indicator tell tale...

It looks like the left hand indicator tell tale light.


I know some folk don't know what they are for, going by the number of cars travelling, sometimes for miles with an indicator or hazards...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2021, 23:51
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Ducati750cc
Best bet for an answer is a BMW forum !

Best bet for an answer is a BMW forum !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2021, 23:24
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Ducati750cc
The only time they would be checked would be if...

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


2. As...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 11:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just a quick thanks to MSS for bringing my...

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


I have used my old faithful LEM HEME LH1010 AC/DC ( a big beast in comparison to the UNI ), same as the old Fluke 1010, clamp...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2021, 11:03
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Ducati750cc
It looks like what is known as a fuse tap which...

It looks like what is known as a fuse tap which allow a circuit , dash cam etc ,to have a fused supply without having to cut into wiring, it is simply plugged into an unpopulated fuse space, perm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 10:40
Replies: 35
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ducati750cc
Once you have found a parasitic drain the next...

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


There are several ways of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2021, 15:50
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Ducati750cc
Just had a look at mine when topping up the...

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


It's a three wire plug, green / purple / green black wires, looks like it has never been fitted and nothing within reach it could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2021, 18:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ducati750cc
Changed the polarity of all the under seat...

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


In other news BOTH mechanical seat belt tensioners have lost their nuts and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Ducati750cc
What he said ^ but have plenty of rags and hand...

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


Whilst you're at it give the EGR valve the same treatment, or blank it, Arctic has a good '...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 21:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ducati750cc
Nope those won't work either, remember, 75's use...

Nope those won't work either, remember, 75's use BMW locks, not the old Rover, shout at them loud enough and they'll open ones !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 21:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ducati750cc
Central door locking buttons won't work unless...

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


You may also be able to squeeze it between the glass and the seal, again an L shape, then ease it into roughly the position of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 20:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ducati750cc
It's a tourer, no boot lid !

It's a tourer, no boot lid !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 20:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ducati750cc
The keys are not under the bonnet !

The keys are not under the bonnet !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 11:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ducati750cc
Oddly enough when a bolt enters the plastic stage...

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



As...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 10:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ducati750cc
If a used bolt is the same length as a new one it...

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


If it is longer, then it has been over the yield point and into the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 10:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ducati750cc
Stretch to yield is the wrong term for these...

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


TTY bolts are designed and used correctly by taking the bolt from its elastic state to its plastic state by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 09:45
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Ducati750cc
If you want an idea of the CSA of cables you...

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


Nothing at all wrong with the cheap...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2021, 10:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By Ducati750cc
Torque to yield is where a bolt is tightened...

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


When tightened to just below the yield point it is deformed elastically, so when removed it returns to it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 22:04
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Ducati750cc
As BL52 says, in most instances they will be OK...

As BL52 says, in most instances they will be OK as long as they have been correctly re-fitted during past spring changes and not distorted, though not available new, scrap yards and the tinternet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 09:41
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By Ducati750cc
There are certain ' registered ' yards where all...

There are certain ' registered ' yards where all sorts of stolen metals can be got rid of, at less than the going rate, well known to certain communities, both fixed and mobile. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2021, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ducati750cc
It would be cheaper, if it went again, to find...

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



Poor quality...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th August 2021, 10:16
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ducati750cc
All brake hydraulic components should be able to...

All brake hydraulic components should be able to withstand pressures far higher than a human being is able to produce via the brake pedal, so in the MOT test, the tester will apply a pressure far...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2021, 22:46
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Ducati750cc
I've given Arctic an extra one for you, I've...

I've given Arctic an extra one for you, I've gained so much info from his posts. ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 00:44
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Ducati750cc
A little thanks to the forum, many unidentified posters and DMGRS.

I've had quite a few 75 CDTI's over the years all tourers and in the main, even though my younger son who has his own garage (you're getting to old now, I'll do it for you dad ) I have, still do,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2021, 00:41
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Ducati750cc
No, as the term suggest, traction control helps...

No, as the term suggest, traction control helps to control traction, i.e. if an ABS wheel sensor, senses a wheel spinning faster, compared with the others, the wheel is not gripping the road surface...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 19:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ducati750cc
A normal clutch as in the 75 is a simple bit of...

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


I can't understand Beadles reticence in the matter.


Slightly understandable, but only slightly, if it was say a 1920's car, something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2021, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ducati750cc
If the garage is unable to source the parts,...

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


Any good garage should be able to accommodate you this way, they may, under such circumstances, only guarantee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2021, 21:52
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget that 99% of a good...

Don't forget that 99% of a good finish..............is in the prep.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2021, 13:45
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Ducati750cc
No it's a magnetic segmented ring part of the...

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


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


Problems can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2021, 14:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ducati750cc
As T-Cut says such a rapid increase in pressure...

As T-Cut says such a rapid increase in pressure suggests head/gasket/block problems, time for a leak-down, compression, and sniffer test before you start dismantling anything, using these will help...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2021, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Ducati750cc
Weeping fluid exactly where from ?

Weeping fluid exactly where from ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2021, 17:52
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Ducati750cc
I agree, many reservoirs are a simple push fit...

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


When using any form of this type of pressure bleeder...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2021, 09:24
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Ducati750cc
Have you noticed a drop in the fluid level in the...

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


Spilt fluid or oil can take a while to eventually dissipate especially whenin nooks and crannies.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 11:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ducati750cc
I totally agree, manufacturers don't give out...

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


The specs are arrived at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2021, 23:02
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Ducati750cc
...........who was doing them as a special deal...

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

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

............where the mechanic opened the bleed pipe and let out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th July 2021, 13:20
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Ducati750cc
What Dave says ^. All a compression test...

What Dave says ^.


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


A leak test will let you know in what area...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 09:13
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Ducati750cc
You should have a local paint supplier who deals...

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


Coach enamel is like house paint with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 09:02
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Ducati750cc
To do a cylinder leak test buy or borrow one of...

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


https://tinyurl.com/yjwcjoa8



Easy to use, make sure the cyl you are testing is at TDC on the compression stroke then:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2021, 08:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ducati750cc
Don't forget to suspend the stat with a piece of...

Don't forget to suspend the stat with a piece of string or wire in the water to keep it clear of contacting the pan to prevent metal to metal heat transfer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2021, 00:24
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ducati750cc
Was the piston rod damaged ?

Was the piston rod damaged ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 12:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Ducati750cc
That's the check strap, a spray of white grease...

That's the check strap, a spray of white grease and work it back and forth a bit should cure it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 00:38
Replies: 37
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ducati750cc
Simple answer, yes every time and don't forget...

Simple answer, yes every time and don't forget about tensioners and any other bits and bobs that may well not be immediately due for replacement, but whilst everything is in bits will be far easier...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2021, 12:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By Ducati750cc
How does a battery warning light work, very...

How does a battery warning light work, very simply.


It serves two functions, the main one being to allow a small current to the alt to start charging at low revs, the second is that it acts as a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 18:44
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ducati750cc
There is the rare possibility that when hitting...

There is the rare possibility that when hitting the pothole the N/S shocker piston rod has been bent and the bent section is preventing the shocker from reaching its maximum amount of downward...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2021, 13:47
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Ducati750cc
Agreed - but don't think my reader can show this...

Agreed - but don't think my reader can show this - but certainly on the first road test and partially on the 2nd road test the post cat 02 sensor is pointing to a duff cat or something wrong with ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2021, 12:19
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Ducati750cc
So i used my code reader to see the pre and post...

So i used my code reader to see the pre and post cat O2 sensor voltage signals on a 40 mile journey - pre cat O2 sensor was spot on - the post cat sensor (which should run rich and have gentle...
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