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Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 15:21
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By SD1too
Hi Geoff, You're right, the kits contain...

Hi Geoff,

You're right, the kits contain tools for the 825 as well as the 75/ZT (most are common but the 825 rear sprockets are a different design). I'm not aware that the club has this tooling...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 17:05
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
I suggested a similar test Andy (post no. 23) but...

I suggested a similar test Andy (post no. 23) but Pete doesn't seem too keen.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 16:52
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Three 75s? That's encouraging. Let us know how...

Three 75s? That's encouraging. Let us know how you get on then. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By SD1too
Hello Josh, I have a launch brochure dated...

Hello Josh,

I have a launch brochure dated 1999 when your car was registered. The 16 inch Union wheels were optional on the Connoisseur (in fact available on all trim levels except Classic SE) so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 09:45
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By SD1too
Geoff, This is your Rover 800 Coupé isn't...

Geoff,

This is your Rover 800 Coupé isn't it, not a 75/ZT.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 09:21
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
I'm happy to tell you Pete that you've guessed...

I'm happy to tell you Pete that you've guessed incorrectly! :D Please see my earlier post where I describe the location of the bleeding screw set into the bottom radiator hose. Now open your bonnet...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 20:37
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ben, If you use standard MGR CDU 3858 and...

Hi Ben,

If you use standard MGR CDU 3858 and make sure that the plastic clips on the straight pipe are both pushed fully outwards then tightened you should be all right. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 09:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your helpful and clear replies Lewis. ...

Thanks for your helpful and clear replies Lewis.

If that turns out to be the case then please note T-Cut's advice. He has had personal experience of doing this and reports that it's very easy to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 15:47
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By SD1too
No trouble at all David! It's nice to know that...

No trouble at all David! It's nice to know that you've sorted out the problem to your satisfaction.

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 10:47
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By SD1too
I would recommend a much more thorough service...

I would recommend a much more thorough service technique Peter. :D Remove the two rubber caps and undo the 7mm Allen head pins so that you can remove the sliding part of the caliper. Clean it and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By SD1too
Rimmer's is always a good start David. :D ...

Rimmer's is always a good start David. :D

Item 2 I think:
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001630
Unfortunately not available new but club trader Mickyboy may be able to help you.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 10:13
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Primarily I'd like to establish whether your...

Primarily I'd like to establish whether your thermostat is opening. The sustained increase in coolant temperature is alarming but yes, an airlock is also a possibility. The bottom hose should indeed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 10:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Thanks for this Mike. OK. Did the...

:wot:
Thanks for this Mike.

OK. Did the garage open the housing to fit a new filter element, then closed it again and secured with the clip or was the complete filter assembly renewed?

Please...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 21:58
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this helpful data Pete. Sorry to ask...

Thanks for this helpful data Pete. Sorry to ask this but could you run the engine again and when the temperature gets to the upper nineties grasp the lower radiator hose. This is the one with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By SD1too
It means that you have a coolant leak. Do you see...

It means that you have a coolant leak. Do you see clouds of white "smoke" (water vapour) from the exhaust after first starting the engine?

The leak results from flattened 'O' rings caused by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 15:27
Replies: 47
Views: 4,011
Posted By SD1too
They were not Rimmer's CDU 3858OS. I selected...

They were not Rimmer's CDU 3858OS. I selected mine from the range offered by a specialist 'O' ring supplier.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 11:12
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ondrej, It starts at 100°C (some...

Hi Ondrej,

It starts at 100°C (some interpretations of RAVE are mistaken).


:confused:
From where did you get this information Ondrej? I can't find any reference to it in RAVE. As I asked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 10:20
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pete, Whilst I understand that the...

Hi Pete,

Whilst I understand that the prospect of a cheap replacement part has its attractions, from what you've told us I doubt that the coolant temperature sensor is faulty but you might have a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 22:21
Replies: 47
Views: 4,011
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jim, I experimented with oversized 'O'...

Hello Jim,

I experimented with oversized 'O' rings but all I succeeded in doing was breaking the thermostat housing when trying to locate it into place. :(

Having exhausted all the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 22:00
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pete, You still appear to have a fault...

Hi Pete,

You still appear to have a fault causing overheating. Has anybody drained and refilled the coolant recently? Has K-Seal been added to your engine?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 17:38
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By SD1too
E-Car Parts Ltd. in Sandy, Bedfordshire (eBay...

E-Car Parts Ltd. in Sandy, Bedfordshire (eBay "ecp2004", www.mgroverparts.eu) are X-Part agents so can supply branded MG Rover parts.
ZUA 001550 is a kit comprising the timing belts and a water pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 13:23
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By SD1too
Yes I do. I'm a great believer in the American...

Yes I do. I'm a great believer in the American adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". :D It's the 'O' ring seals which flatten and leak as a result of incorrect setting of the plastic clips on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By SD1too
Hi Rob, Having done this job myself two...

Hi Rob,

Having done this job myself two years ago I can help with your questions.

:iagree:

Mine were the original factory-fitted belts and they were not shiny. Yours may have been renewed...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2020, 19:28
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ryan, The green leather option you...

Hi Ryan,

The green leather option you mention is called Deep Sea Green and is one of three colours available under the Personal Line banner. The others are Neptune Blue and Aubergine. :drool4:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 17:11
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By SD1too
Hi Robert, Rover 75s with Classic trim and...

Hi Robert,

Rover 75s with Classic trim and manual air conditioning are a rarity. Your friend should preserve his in standard form. It will be the car that attracts attention at car shows and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 16:57
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By SD1too
Hello Steven and thanks for a very clearly...

Hello Steven and thanks for a very clearly written account. I particularly noticed your use of the specialist term "flaring". :D ;)

That's correct because the level plug is on the bottom. It's at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2020, 00:55
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dean, Your question sparked my curiosity...

Hi Dean,

Your question sparked my curiosity so I had a look in RAVE. If you use your key mechanically in the door barrel, volumetric protection won't be activated (triggered by air pressure). You...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 08:28
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By SD1too
Hello Brahim, I'd start here: There are...

Hello Brahim,

I'd start here:

There are several types.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2020, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
Thank you Steve. I'm glad to be of assistance. ...

Thank you Steve. I'm glad to be of assistance.

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 19:50
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Yes Paul, I and others are saying that. On the...

Yes Paul, I and others are saying that.
On the other side of the coin there are those who prefer not to question the six years service interval.
It's a personal choice because it's all down to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 17:46
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Good afternoon Avulon, In my posts I always...

Good afternoon Avulon,

In my posts I always try my utmost to be as clear as I possibly can so I'm sorry to hear that I've failed. :hurt2:
Fortunately John has summarised perfectly what I tried to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2020, 08:50
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By SD1too
Greetings Ondrej, Are you sure that you're...

Greetings Ondrej,

Are you sure that you're not thinking of the engine oil cooler which (according to RAVE) does have an integral thermostatic valve as part of the filter housing?

Or perhaps one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 08:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, From what you've said I don't...

Hi Steve,

From what you've said I don't agree that it's donor or scrapyard fodder. Did you know that there's a forum section specifically for cars for sale? Here it is:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2020, 18:26
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By SD1too
Thomas, You didn't say that it's white (or...

Thomas,

You didn't say that it's white (or should I say double cream :D) with Crown wheels and an aubergine interior! :drool4: :bowdown:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By SD1too
Hello Steve, High resistance in an...

Hello Steve,

High resistance in an electrical circuit is usually the result of a poor connection. That's what I'd be looking at first, not buying new parts. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 16:54
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By SD1too
Hello Pete, You don't need a T4 just yet! :}...

Hello Pete,

You don't need a T4 just yet! :}

To discover whether the radiator fan is at fault, please do the famous "demist test". Start the engine from cold and press the windscreen demist...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 16:45
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Cliff. :} Congratulations!...

Thanks for this Cliff. :}

Congratulations! Could it be down to diligent oil changing maybe?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 09:58
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Cliff. What was the mileage at the time...

Thanks Cliff. What was the mileage at the time and was a reason found for this rare condition?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2020, 00:20
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Could you remind me please Cliff how he sorted...

Could you remind me please Cliff how he sorted it?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2020, 15:44
Replies: 53
Views: 1,610
Posted By SD1too
For which new nuclear power stations are being...

For which new nuclear power stations are being built which have their own brand of pollution: highly dangerous radioactive waste which needs to be stored for thousands of years. And when something...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2020, 12:55
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By SD1too
As Trikey says Marc, just temporarily swap it for...

As Trikey says Marc, just temporarily swap it for the heated rear window relay (same fusebox, top RHS). I doubt that it will be faulty so no point in spending money unless you've proved it. :D

Yes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2020, 12:37
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, You could give Summit Garage a call,...

Hi Ian,

You could give Summit Garage a call, give the parts dept. the kit's part number from the invoice and hopefully that will put your mind at rest. The ancillary belt has to be removed for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2020, 09:40
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, thanks for your reply. I've bought...

Hi Ian, thanks for your reply.

I've bought parts from Summit Garage and have been impressed with their service. :} Regarding the timing belt changes though, were you invoiced for any tensioner...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2020, 09:20
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By SD1too
No Marc, in the engine compartment fusebox....

No Marc, in the engine compartment fusebox. You'll find a blower relay there identified by a fan symbol. This is supplied by fuse link 10 which is a whopping 40 amps and unlikely to have blown.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By SD1too
Hi Phil, Having done this job myself, the...

Hi Phil,

Having done this job myself, the most important thing is that the proper service tools are used. These are not cheap so make sure that your chosen mechanic intends to obtain them.

If...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 20:47
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ian, I agree with Stocktake's advice. It...

Hi Ian,

I agree with Stocktake's advice. It does sound related to a tensioner (whether timing belt or ancillary belt). It's therefore very worrying that you've had work done in this area today....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 20:36
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Dave. I have added it to the list of N402...

Thanks Dave. I have added it to the list of N402 specification ATF (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1138687&postcount=23).

Simon :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2020, 08:40
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: A perfect summary! :D ...

:wot: :iagree:

A perfect summary! :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 19:29
Replies: 53
Views: 1,610
Posted By SD1too
:wot: This makes sense Jim. Keep your ZT-T...

:wot:

This makes sense Jim. Keep your ZT-T for the Birmingham suburbs and for touring the UK. Use public transport if you need to go into Birmingham city centre. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 19:23
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mark, People can't have it both ways. If...

Hi Mark,

People can't have it both ways. If they're going to adhere strictly to MGR's schedule of 6 years then that's at variance with using their own judgement (not MGR's) on pulley replacement....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 08:26
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Remember Andy that MGR doesn't specify an...

Remember Andy that MGR doesn't specify an interval for the "ancillaries" (the tensioner and idler pulleys) at all and they are the cause of the rare failures! So much for MGR's position. :mad: The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 23:03
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Hi Andy, Because it's not playing Russian...

Hi Andy,

Because it's not playing Russian roulette. The real required times are evident from this thread and others before it and they're not 6 years! :D Something like 60,000 miles for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 22:54
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Matt. That's 100,666 miles. Given that my...

Thanks Matt. That's 100,666 miles. Given that my tensioner and idler pulleys were very rough at 90,000 miles, my guess is that one or both of those were the cause. It's helpful to know that they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 08:14
Replies: 56
Views: 3,049
Posted By SD1too
Hello Matthew, First of all my deepest...

Hello Matthew,

First of all my deepest condolences. Despite the fear associated with this, it's still very rare. But more importantly, the cause won't be belt failure, that will be the result of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2020, 08:49
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By SD1too
Hello Uncle Dean, Thank you very much for...

Hello Uncle Dean,

Thank you very much for your kind appreciation. To be fair, it was other members who advised you about the resistor. You're quite right though to say that it's very unlikely that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2020, 08:38
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By SD1too
Don, Please have another look at posts 2...

Don,

Please have another look at posts 2 and 3. All that is required for hydraulic tappet noise is one (or two in severe cases) applications of Comma Flush Out flushing oil. I've used it with 100...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2020, 11:36
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Not forgetting the "best" battery. ...

:wot:

Not forgetting the "best" battery.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th October 2020, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By SD1too
:D :wot: Very true! Simon

:D :wot:

Very true!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2020, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By SD1too
Funnily enough I overhauled one of my rear...

Funnily enough I overhauled one of my rear calipers only yesterday. As the guide pins are nowhere near any friction surfaces or brake fluid you can use just about any lubricant you like.

I find...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2020, 09:32
Replies: 13
Views: 8,680
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jim and :welcome: to the club. Here is...

Hello Jim and :welcome: to the club.

Here is the genuine MG Rover 2 speed replacement fan (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-PGJ000110) for your diesel. As you can see it's a horrendous price and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 16:06
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By SD1too
I suppose that could be the difference between a...

I suppose that could be the difference between a £39 tool and the Flaremaster costing over £100.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 12:10
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By SD1too
I can understand that having recently struggled...

I can understand that having recently struggled to drill a hole through a stainless steel box section (non-automotive) even using HSS cobalt tools! But I'm still unconvinced that grease is necessary...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 11:59
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
:confused: Maybe RAVE is wrong but it lists...

:confused:

Maybe RAVE is wrong but it lists two 12 pin connectors at the rear of the high line display unit:

C0815 black with blue cover
C0816 black with natural cover


C0815 carries...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2020, 08:41
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By SD1too
Hello Don, The cause is contaminated oil....

Hello Don,

The cause is contaminated oil. The cure (as Colvert says) is to change the oil more frequently. If this doesn't work, drain the oil and use Comma Flush Out according to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2020, 17:23
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
I'd be thinking K-bus gents. :} Simon

I'd be thinking K-bus gents. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2020, 13:28
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By SD1too
This is interesting because as we both know the...

This is interesting because as we both know the Sykes Pickavant Flaremaster is a lot more expensive than £39 and its instructions don't mention grease.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2020, 19:50
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By SD1too
Hi Jay, thanks for your reply. I would take...

Hi Jay, thanks for your reply.

I would take that diagnosis with a pinch of salt if I were you. It takes a lot to damage a KV6 head gasket. It's the AA's favourite reply though. :D

That would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2020, 19:40
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By SD1too
You probably did Dean. You're not the only one to...

You probably did Dean. You're not the only one to have made that reasonable assumption. Unfortunately it's not the correct one! :D

Yes but that would be most unwise. :eek: The reason for your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2020, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dean, The "second" fault you mention will...

Hi Dean,

The "second" fault you mention will most likely be loss of refrigerant gas due to lack of use. I'd recommend that you don't return to the "well known retailer" who blamed the compressor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2020, 16:20
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By SD1too
Is this a dealer or a private sale Jay? Ask what...

Is this a dealer or a private sale Jay? Ask what the symptoms are. Ask if K-Seal has ever been put in the engine. If the reply is that it's overheating or that the oil and coolant have mixed, there...
Forum: Social Forum 5th October 2020, 08:53
Replies: 46
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
Here's a nice humanitarian story (for a change): ...

Here's a nice humanitarian story (for a change):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54366336

You have to search for them on-line these days. :o

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2020, 17:21
Replies: 211
Views: 9,530
Posted By SD1too
Hi Kaiser, Having observed how thermostats...

Hi Kaiser,

Having observed how thermostats open, which I'm sure that you have too, it isn't a "sudden rush". The word which MG Rover uses is "bleed" and the purpose is to stabilise the coolant at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2020, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By SD1too
Hi Michael, The wise words in the MG Rover...

Hi Michael,

The wise words in the MG Rover manual rule out your camshaft sensor (it's required only for starting, not for running).

The fuel tank isn't pressurised.

Check that the pump runs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2020, 10:35
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
Repairing 2/4 Duty Solenoid

It's an excellent video, thanks for posting it Alan. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:24
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By SD1too
No Nick. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". :} ...

No Nick. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2020, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: Hi Karl, Believe it or...

:wot: :iagree:

Hi Karl,

Believe it or not, engine tune affects the performance of automatic transmissions so I would start with a comprehensive service and inspection leaving no stone unturned....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2020, 13:24
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for the tip Simon. I did have...

Thanks very much for the tip Simon. I did have that one off two years ago when I did my cambelts but I can certainly check it again at the next oil change.

Cheers,

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2020, 10:52
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By SD1too
Try some lubricant between the glass and the...

Try some lubricant between the glass and the vertical parts of the frame. Silicone spray is excellent but the trade apparently used to use washing up liquid!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2020, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By SD1too
Agreed but surely only of academic interest. My...

Agreed but surely only of academic interest. My 75 is now 21 years old and the original coolant hoses are fine. My SD1 only needed one replacement in 36 years! :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2020, 20:07
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By SD1too
Isn't the battery sulphated Jon? Simon

Isn't the battery sulphated Jon?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2020, 20:00
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By SD1too
A very pertinent question Kev. :} According to...

A very pertinent question Kev. :} According to the link kindly provided by Suzublu, Boltonboy's car has 15 inch Contour alloys which look very respectable to me. I don't understand why Boltonboy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2020, 15:05
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stewart, Are you saying that you have a...

Hi Stewart,

Are you saying that you have a filter canister without any filtration material inside .... :eek:

Being the owner of a car with the early non self-loosening fuel filter I'm not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2020, 14:58
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, The two designs are completely...

Hi Mike,

The two designs are completely different. The oil cooler flow and return were changed to a different place in the circuit so the later type are unsuitable for early cars.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2020, 14:52
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By SD1too
Hi Andrew, Maybe you've been speaking to...

Hi Andrew,

Maybe you've been speaking to people with an interest in selling you things!

Both copper and aluminium are soft metals. They will naturally form a seal when the sump plug is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 23:40
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By SD1too
I think that you should keep a Classic SE...

I think that you should keep a Classic SE original. There aren't many of them on the road so it would be a shame to spoil its individuality. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 23:31
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By SD1too
Hi David, Once you've carried out the...

Hi David,

Once you've carried out the maintenance I described in post no. 14 you'll notice a transformation. :D Remember also that the automatic gearbox is (allegedly) "adaptive".

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2020, 08:03
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By SD1too
KV6 performance: tips

For KV6 owners who are worried about the performance of their engines, it's not only a case of fitting new VIS actuators. There are actually four things to check which affect engine response...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2020, 09:56
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By SD1too
:D What an excellent question Robert! ...

:D What an excellent question Robert!

Following Trikey's clue I got out the manual which says that if a BBUS isn't fitted, a conventional alarm horn is in its place. Both options appear to be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2020, 16:40
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By SD1too
Air conditioning

Hi Scott,

It's best to be sure about this so ask an assistant to press the windscreen demist button on and off whilst you listen at the open bonnet for a thud. Slightly more involved but 100%...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2020, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Ray. :} I've just found it in...

Thanks for this Ray. :} I've just found it in RAVE so I've corrected my previous post. I see that the LSM also controls the instrument panel illumination which confirms the abnormal reaction of that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2020, 11:06
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, When an excessively discharged...

Hi Steve,

When an excessively discharged battery attempts to deliver the very large current demanded by the starter motor, the battery voltage drops to a level well below that required by the ECUs...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2020, 08:38
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By SD1too
In the first instance Scott I would contact Jules...

In the first instance Scott I would contact Jules to see if he has any suggestions.

Regarding your air conditioning, is the compressor engaging when you press the windscreen demist button?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2020, 08:33
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mat, Will you be alerting potential...

Hi Mat,

Will you be alerting potential purchasers in your product description that for the Rover 75, the tailpipes will need to be removed and replaced with the "swept-down" OEM design in order to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2020, 09:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,418
Posted By SD1too
They are Mike. I provided Engineering Carbon...

They are Mike. I provided Engineering Carbon Products Ltd. with a sample brush from my own motor. They analysed the material and provide an exact copy (though more durable we hope) even down to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2020, 18:31
Replies: 47
Views: 3,418
Posted By SD1too
Thumbs up Eleven years now Mike and still going strong. :D ...

Eleven years now Mike and still going strong. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2020, 18:27
Replies: 47
Views: 3,418
Posted By SD1too
2003 diesel

Hi Maurice,

Yes it's almost certainly going to be one worn brush no longer making contact with the motor's commutator. See post no. 20 for the best place to buy a set (you'll find some of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2020, 18:10
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By SD1too
:wot: And when the paint has hardened you can...

:wot:
And when the paint has hardened you can dab Waxoyl all over it for even greater protection. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2020, 10:14
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By SD1too
Hello John, I suspect that your key case...

Hello John,

I suspect that your key case wasn't the original because:

It's not necessary to use excessive force to separate the two halves. They can be prized apart using a blunt knife blade...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2020, 09:49
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By SD1too
This is indeed the case on the diesel. Your...

This is indeed the case on the diesel. Your brown/yellow sensing wire runs from the ECM (C0331-1) to the instrument pack (C0230-4) so nowhere near the front bumper you'll be pleased to hear Martyn!...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 23rd September 2020, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By SD1too
:wot: I've had experience of that aboard a hire...

:wot:
I've had experience of that aboard a hire yacht at Yarmouth Yacht Station. The mudweight saved us and our mast with a bridge too close for comfort. We were experienced and following all the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2020, 10:04
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martin, As Vitesse says, yes it will so...

Hi Martin,

As Vitesse says, yes it will so long as it's no longer blowing. A temporary repair will also buy you some time to source a replacement. Walker exhausts (www.walker-eu.com), a long...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 16:48
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By SD1too
Hi Martyn, I appreciate that your voltage...

Hi Martyn,

I appreciate that your voltage measurements conflict with the state of the charging warning lamp but there must be something wrong because the warning lamp should not glow, not even...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 16:34
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By SD1too
Hi Scott, The charging voltage can be...

Hi Scott,

The charging voltage can be anywhere between 13.0 and a maximum of 14.5 volts. 14.7 v would definitely be too high.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2020, 11:42
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By SD1too
Hello Ashley, As mh007 says, as you're...

Hello Ashley,

As mh007 says, as you're removing the engine fitting new caps will be much easier.

For the record, out of necessity I re-used one of my originals and it has never leaked. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2020, 13:15
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By SD1too
Simon; to answer your original question, apply...

Simon; to answer your original question, apply the grease to all moving parts visible within the gaiter (I doubt that you'll see the rack).


No, it's NLGI 2...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2020, 09:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By SD1too
:wot: This is good advice Martin. This...

:wot:

This is good advice Martin. This company is perhaps better known to club members as genuine MGR parts suppliers "E Car Parts Ltd" (but not to be confused with Euro Car Parts!).

Regarding...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th September 2020, 09:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By SD1too
Hello Stokey, Also keep your eye on the...

Hello Stokey,

Also keep your eye on the classic car auctions, particularly Anglia Car Auctions (https://angliacarauctions.co.uk) at Kings Lynn where there was a very nice early 75 recently. :}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2020, 11:19
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By SD1too
Check your ancillary drive belt tension Matt. ...

Check your ancillary drive belt tension Matt.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2020, 11:00
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By SD1too
The interior lamps are actually powered by the...

The interior lamps are actually powered by the BCU but if you have the later fusebox it's fuse 7 (10 amps) which you should check.

Have the reading lamps failed as well?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2020, 23:08
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By SD1too
I like the original badge Steve as the red sail...

I like the original badge Steve as the red sail picks up your bodywork colour nicely. Also, because the badge is standard, the satin black grille stands out all the more. :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2020, 20:34
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By SD1too
Really, I wonder why? I doubt that you could buy...

Really, I wonder why? I doubt that you could buy a better car than your Rover 75 for £1,800. :cool2:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2020, 17:02
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By SD1too
No Fred, they're not. They appear to be the...

No Fred, they're not. They appear to be the maximum pressures achievable by the compressor, i.e. its specification.

To get an idea of normal service pressures look lower down at the trinary switch...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2020, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By SD1too
Hi Pat, You've said that the burning smell...

Hi Pat,

You've said that the burning smell occurred immediately after the LPG conversion. Is the smell only present when running on petrol, LPG or both?

P0171 indicates a lean mixture on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2020, 08:04
Replies: 351
Views: 174,349
Posted By SD1too
It was Karl, details given in my post immediately...

It was Karl, details given in my post immediately before yours. :}

Unfortunately it's not as simple as that. Height adjustable seats have an additional piece of frame on which the rise & fall...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 20:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By SD1too
Steve, This is sound advice from Ronnie but...

Steve,

This is sound advice from Ronnie but don't change anything unless you have to. I have the same profile tyres as you do and all my suspension is original spec. My car is 21 years old. The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 19:49
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By SD1too
I think I've found it Nicholas! Searching...

I think I've found it Nicholas!

Searching through my copy of Eric Dymock's book "Rover, The First Ninety Years" I came across this:

"Some Speed Fourteen Sports Tourers wree made as jaunty open...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2020, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By SD1too
Smile Partially a DIY job

Take off road wheel.
Identify two electric cables running vertically upwards behind the road spring.
Trace them back to the wheel hub. One leads to the brake pads. You don't want that one.
The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th September 2020, 11:44
Replies: 351
Views: 174,349
Posted By SD1too
Passenger seat height adjustment

Hi Kelvin,

After studying my brochures in great detail, I think I have the correct information for you.

Height adjustment and lumbar support are separate features.

Passenger seat height...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2020, 13:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By SD1too
I did that Jon to connect the new pipe run under...

I did that Jon to connect the new pipe run under the floorpan to the existing above the fuel tank. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2020, 08:49
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Radiator fan switching points

Hi Chris,

Where did you obtain the figures in this format? I'm afraid that they are inaccurate and misleading. The fan does not operate in the manner suggested. Here is the official RAVE data:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2020, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By SD1too
Hi Thanos, I'd say that the thermostat is...

Hi Thanos,

I'd say that the thermostat is either faulty or its rated at a lower temperature than the standard specified 88 degrees (it looks as if it's an 82 degrees type).

The temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2020, 12:15
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By SD1too
Kaiser vs. OEM thermostats

Dan, just to compare that with the factory fitted thermostat which gives a running temperature ten degrees higher (normal for petrol engines in the UK climate).

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 19:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By SD1too
Yes, it's 3/16 ins.Simon. Here's my guide to...

Yes, it's 3/16 ins.Simon.
Here's my guide to brake pipe renewal (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1061547&postcount=7) which I hope you find helpful.

You're right; you can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 19:03
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
Congratulations Jon for your winning suggestion!...

Congratulations Jon for your winning suggestion! :clap:

Of course Jon, you are absolutely right. Both your method (direct power supply) and mine (voltage measurement) are valid.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 15:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By SD1too
There is plenty of information about this on the...

There is plenty of information about this on the forum David. The diesel crankshaft pulley isn't solid metal; it is constructed partly using a flexible rubber-like material. It is this which fails....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 12:39
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
Thanks. That rules out an immobiliser fault then....

Thanks. That rules out an immobiliser fault then.

So if your battery is good then we're looking at Colvert's prediction that the starter solenoid contacts need replacing. This does happen on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th September 2020, 08:27
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By SD1too
Hi David, This Rover 75 2.0 V6...

Hi David,

This Rover 75 2.0 V6 (hhttps://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2834750&postcount=1) made £2,700 at a classic auction a couple of weeks ago. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 08:04
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By SD1too
As said above David, crankshaft pulley breakdown...

As said above David, crankshaft pulley breakdown is the prime suspect. I'd suggest removing the wheelarch liner and carrying out an inspection.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 08:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation But it might be an immobiliser problem Jon. Best...

But it might be an immobiliser problem Jon. Best to measure first before diving in .... ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2020, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By SD1too
Lost inb

A "quiet noise"? Do you mean that the fuel pump makes no noise (is silent) when you turn the key to "ignition" in cold weather?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2020, 17:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
OK Lauri, place your multimeter on the thin...

OK Lauri, place your multimeter on the thin white/red cable at the starter solenoid. When you turn the key to 'start' do you see 12v?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2020, 14:58
Replies: 63
Views: 2,078
Posted By SD1too
https://www.automec.co.uk Simon

https://www.automec.co.uk

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2020, 14:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By SD1too
Hello Lauri, I'm a bit confused. :confused:...

Hello Lauri,

I'm a bit confused. :confused:

You said that you bought the car and drove it home, then removed the battery and stored it for 8 months.

So was the battery new before you drove...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 20:40
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By SD1too
Hi Christopher, I've just been reviewing...

Hi Christopher,

I've just been reviewing your earlier post to try to understand your situation. You said that 18 months ago you fitted an "upgraded" straight pipe supplied from Rimmer's which...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 10:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: You are right to seek a...

:wot: :iagree:

You are right to seek a second opinion Chris. For all the things you mention to have reached a critical stage since the last MOT in November last year cannot be the truth, the whole...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd September 2020, 10:21
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, I believe that the choice of...

Hi John,

I believe that the choice of plastic was to minimise weight (in common with the inlet manifold chamber) which isn't unusual.

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that the design is fine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2020, 17:19
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dan, If you can get a genuine thermostat...

Hi Dan,

If you can get a genuine thermostat housing with the Chinese modification of three supporting legs then I'd say that's the best buy. With the plastic systems, genuine or aftermarket, you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2020, 09:04
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By SD1too
I wish there was one of those manuals for my KV6!...

I wish there was one of those manuals for my KV6! :envy:

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 14:54
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your reply Rod. How many miles...

Thanks for your reply Rod.

How many miles has the car done and when was the engine last serviced? Do you do your own maintenance?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 11:32
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By SD1too
Do you mean that the car doesn't accelerate at...

Do you mean that the car doesn't accelerate at all? :confused: Can you give a bit more detail please Rod. At what speed does this occur? Does the car behave normally at non-motorway speeds?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By SD1too
:wot: It won't be fuel injection Jeffrey. ...

:wot:

It won't be fuel injection Jeffrey.

Just developing xsport's suggestion further, the ancillary drive belt also has a tensioner and idler pulley. At the same mileage as your car has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 09:13
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By SD1too
Saul, do you have the little wire clip where the...

Saul, do you have the little wire clip where the sensor tip enters the brake pad?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st August 2020, 09:05
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By SD1too
Put simply Rod, poor performance is the result of...

Put simply Rod, poor performance is the result of a VIS system fault. It feels as if you don't have 150 bhp under the bonnet.

All you need is a screwdriver to check the 'balance' actuator and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2020, 14:10
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the "technical" explanation Jon! :D ...

Thanks for the "technical" explanation Jon! :D
The process which you've described is what I was referring to here:

Perhaps strictly speaking I should have said:

"A brand new battery may be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2020, 09:01
Replies: 30
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Do you mean something like this Mike? ...

Do you mean something like this Mike?

https://rimmerbros.com/ItemImages/Large/658411-Large.jpg

This is the aforementioned PRT: Pressure Relief Thermostat.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2020, 08:08
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the link Jeffrey. That Borg & Beck cap...

Thanks for the link Jeffrey. That Borg & Beck cap appears to be rated at 30 psi whereas the genuine MGR cap is 22 psi (marked 140 kPa). Also the equivalent Rover part number given in the eBay listing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2020, 08:00
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By SD1too
Understood Jon, but following that, what happens...

Understood Jon, but following that, what happens to the battery's level of charge as time passes when, for example, it's sitting on a shelf in a distribution depôt? Doesn't it slowly decrease?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2020, 20:55
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By SD1too
As I said Ben, your car's symptoms are more...

As I said Ben, your car's symptoms are more indicative of the aftermath of K-Seal than poor quality parts.


Hi Christopher,

Like everyone else, I have had leaks in the 'V' and have diligently...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2020, 16:59
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By SD1too
Oh dear, that's not good news. You may have...

Oh dear, that's not good news. You may have continuing cooling system problems despite your gallant efforts.

Regarding the cambelts, were they last done under your ownership or Mr. Previous (who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2020, 16:49
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By SD1too
Well Niall, that was efficiently solved and it...

Well Niall, that was efficiently solved and it didn't cost you 300 euros! :D

Simon
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