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Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th April 2020, 09:56
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
:wot: The connections you have described...

:wot:


The connections you have described Paul are correct.

When you refill, be sure to follow the MG Rover procedure exactly. It does actually bleed the system very effectively!

Please...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2020, 13:56
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
This needs sorting out so that you can follow the...

This needs sorting out so that you can follow the official procedure. Is there enough room to attach a pair of grips after flooding the thread with your choice of penetrating fluid? If all else...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 3rd April 2020, 13:18
Replies: 35
Views: 5,518
Posted By SD1too
Thumbs up Thanks for this useful tip John. :} Simon

Thanks for this useful tip John. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 10:51
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By SD1too
:wot: A forum member was in the process, last...

:wot:
A forum member was in the process, last year I think, of commissioning a replica of the original MGR clamshell KV6 rear silencer/tailpipe. An excellent initiative but as is so often the case,...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd April 2020, 10:46
Replies: 35
Views: 5,518
Posted By SD1too
I've had that problem David. The usual reason is...

I've had that problem David. The usual reason is a mechanical fault in the disc drive such that it cannot be read. After trying lubrication and various alternative discs, I ended up changing the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2020, 10:10
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By SD1too
Lightbulb nperf, where are you?

John, lots of advice there so what are your thoughts?

Even during the current lockdown, emergency car repairs are permitted to keep vehicles roadworthy.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2020, 09:55
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By SD1too
OK, if the fuel pump isn't running during...

OK, if the fuel pump isn't running during cranking (but does prime when the ignition is turned on) then either:

The crankshaft position sensor signal isn't getting to the ECM (likely) or ...
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2020, 08:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By SD1too
:wot: In that circuit the multimeter is...

:wot:

In that circuit the multimeter is going to show the current supplied by the 'Power supply or charger' to the battery. It will not show current being drawn from the battery.

I think what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th March 2020, 10:14
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By SD1too
Yes, and here's the reason why. Twenty five...

Yes, and here's the reason why.

Twenty five years ago I had to renew the lower front suspension arm on my SD1. At that time I lubricated its bolt threads, probably using grease since water...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 15:58
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By SD1too
Hello Digby, This will be coolant loss in...

Hello Digby,

This will be coolant loss in the 'V' due to shrinkage of the 'O' rings, particularly that at the base of the thermostat housing.

If you remove the plastic manifold chamber then the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 10:37
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for confirming Fred. I see no evidence of...

Thanks for confirming Fred. I see no evidence of a fault with your fan system. The fast speed suggests overheating though so when you go out for a drive can you activate the instrument pack...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 09:01
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SD1too
Fred, Whilst you're sitting at home waiting...

Fred,

Whilst you're sitting at home waiting for a call to go to work, perform the "demist test" (with the engine running).

If the fan doesn't run, it's a faulty resistor.
If the fan does...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2020, 08:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, I'd say that the first thing you...

Hi John,

I'd say that the first thing you should consider is an electrical fault rather than a mechanical one. As the automatic transmission ECU is under the bulkhead in the passenger footwell,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2020, 08:06
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SD1too
On a resistor system the large relay controls the...

On a resistor system the large relay controls the fast speed and the small relay (located in the centre of the control box) controls the slow.

Regarding testing the slow speed relay, as you say...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2020, 08:27
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SD1too
You have already eliminated the fast speed relay...

You have already eliminated the fast speed relay since you've reported that it is turning on and off. You can test the slow speed relay by doing the 'demist test' which is why I asked about that. If...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2020, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Mike. :} Fred, if the fan...

Thanks for this Mike. :}

Fred, if the fan runs on for more than a few seconds then it indicates mild overheating (coolant reaching 108 degrees). What was the result of the "demist test"?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, On the petrol engined cars you need...

Hi John,

On the petrol engined cars you need to have the engine running to successfully perform the demist test.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 11:47
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By SD1too
Brian, With the help of an assistant to...

Brian,

With the help of an assistant to operate the starter motor, listen (or check using a multimeter) that the fuel pump runs continuously during cranking and report back please.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd March 2020, 11:28
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By SD1too
Terry, KV6 fuel pumps rarely fail. I urge...

Terry,

KV6 fuel pumps rarely fail. I urge you to check the following, which will present similar symptoms, before parting with a lot of money.

Fuel filter separation, if you have the later...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2020, 09:52
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By SD1too
I don't know whether it's still the case but the...

I don't know whether it's still the case but the last time that I was in need I was able to hire one. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2020, 09:16
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
Arthur, What you've described above is...

Arthur,

What you've described above is highly likely to be responsible for your starting problem and rough running. It will be apparent from a cold start because that's when engine parameters are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2020, 08:34
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
:wot: That certainly looks to be the cause of...

:wot:
That certainly looks to be the cause of the overheating and coolant ejection as I suggested in post no. 33.

Paul, don't pay for any more work to be done on your engine. Instead embark upon...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2020, 08:44
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By SD1too
I've offered help in your other specific thread...

I've offered help in your other specific thread Fred.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2020, 08:42
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By SD1too
It's a single red wire Fred. Remove the access...

It's a single red wire Fred. Remove the access cover to the headlamp in the OSF wheelarch liner and you should find a connector. It comes from the air conditioning compressor relay in the underbonnet...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th March 2020, 09:21
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By SD1too
Hello David, That's fine but here is the...

Hello David,

That's fine but here is the secret of long battery life. Are you ready? :D

Keep it fully charged at all times.

Now of course everybody believes that their battery is always in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 11:58
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By SD1too
Probably by believing that they didn't need the...

Probably by believing that they didn't need the specific service tools Fred. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th March 2020, 10:27
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By SD1too
This is a very likely possibility and one which...

This is a very likely possibility and one which can be avoided by making sure that the clips on the straight pipe are moved fully outwards, thus creating a very rigid assembly. This procedure is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 10:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By SD1too
Hello Al, I offered you this advice four...

Hello Al,

I offered you this advice four months ago. Did you follow it? If so, what was the result?


You are looking for a complicated answer to a simple problem Al.

Look at the basics...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2020, 09:21
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
It hasn't gone unnoticed that so you do Brian,...

It hasn't gone unnoticed that so you do Brian, unless it's the other club traders or perhaps one or two mates in the north east. You are better than all of them, remember?

You're very happy to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2020, 08:54
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your response Peter. Yes, it's...

Thanks for your response Peter. Yes, it's interesting that the Chinese appear to have reached the conclusion that it's movement which is the problem, not OAT, hence the stabilising lugs. I'd add that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2020, 19:14
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By SD1too
I've covered 12,000 miles since I fitted the...

I've covered 12,000 miles since I fitted the modified plastic thermostat housing with stabilising lugs pioneered by the Chinese. At the same time I utilised the plastic straight pipe's clips as MGR...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2020, 08:32
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By SD1too
Don't assume anything Peter. Ask you friend to...

Don't assume anything Peter. Ask you friend to activate the instrument pack diagnostics which Vitesse provided in the first reply to your request for help. He will then know whether or not the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th February 2020, 08:17
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
Well done with the repair to the fan motor. Next...

Well done with the repair to the fan motor. Next I'd recommend a complete draining, refilling and bleeding of the cooling system. I gave the procedure in my post no. 19 so there's no need for any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2020, 17:41
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
He made three guesses and unnecessary work to...

He made three guesses and unnecessary work to your immobiliser before he thought of the simplest possible cause; a fuse. :duh: Is that the making of a legend?

The appropriate definition from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2020, 19:17
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: Simon

:laughing2:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 13:36
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
Hmmmm, interesting. Simon

Hmmmm, interesting.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 17th February 2020, 09:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By SD1too
The phrase which we often hear in this respect...

The phrase which we often hear in this respect Fred is "a realistic prospect of conviction". Now, how can that be true when the principal, and possibly only, witness for the prosecution doesn't want...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2020, 18:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
I'd say possibly. It's safer to say that it's a...

I'd say possibly. It's safer to say that it's a problem inside the fuel tank. I remember someone recently finding a disconnected internal hose which affected the fuel delivery pressure. I would be...
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2020, 10:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By SD1too
Not to be overlooked ....

Her agent has severely criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing a "show trial" when her boyfriend, whom she allegedly attacked, did not support the action. That appears to be a very...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By SD1too
Hi Stewart, That is clearly abnormal and I...

Hi Stewart,

That is clearly abnormal and I would say is more likely to be ignition related than petrol. I would begin with a full engine service, looking out for poor electrical connections and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By SD1too
Contact club member Stocktake for all VIS...

Contact club member Stocktake for all VIS actuator problems Boriss.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Not eBay, ECP!

Martin; to avoid brushes of unknown manufacture which don't last, it's best to recommend that members buy directly from Engineering Carbon Products Ltd. who designed and produce their brushes from a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 19:49
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
He's just attention seeking Mike. He does it...

He's just attention seeking Mike. He does it regularly, the last time being September last year I think. He'll be back, don't worry.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 16:16
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
Buy them from Croydon based Engineering Carbon...

Buy them from Croydon based Engineering Carbon Products Ltd (https://www.ecp.co.uk/rover75-carbon-brushes.php). This company used my sample to select the best material and to design and manufacture...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 12:35
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
Only your highest speed is working which triggers...

Only your highest speed is working which triggers at 112 degrees. That is much too hot. You need the lower speed which triggers at 100 degrees.

The windscreen demist button test proves that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 12:25
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
Thanks David. That clears up the earlier post...

Thanks David. That clears up the earlier post which didn't make sense:


So your friend's V6 has two problems: an air lock and loss of the low speed radiator fan. Is he also based in Bromley? Will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 09:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
Mike, Lift the rear seat cushion and...

Mike,


Lift the rear seat cushion and place your voltmeter across the fuel pump terminals (wiring colours as advised by Vitesse).
Turn on the ignition. Does the pump run for about two seconds...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2020, 08:44
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
You'll understand what I mean when you take off...

You'll understand what I mean when you take off your pulley. The adjustment is eccentric but the operational movement is pivotal. Put those two things together and your brain will quickly turn to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 19:04
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
I managed to do it Trikey so anyone can according...

I managed to do it Trikey so anyone can according to your mate from Tyneside. ;)

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 18:48
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
What appears to be happening there is that the...

What appears to be happening there is that the incorrectly adjusted pulley is bearing upon the tensioner piston and pushing it back into its casing.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 18:33
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
In posts 3 and 6 MarinaBrian, who presents...

In posts 3 and 6 MarinaBrian, who presents himself as an expert on the immobiliser and associated ECUs, made two suggestions which turned out not to be the case. Now that those have been eliminated,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 18:24
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By SD1too
Matt; it sounds very much to me as if you have an...

Matt; it sounds very much to me as if you have an air lock caused by the garage not refilling and bleeding the cooling system according to the special procedure for the V6 engine. This would explain...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 18:04
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
David; I would like you to perform the test I...

David; I would like you to perform the test I listed because your evidence doesn't point immediately to a straightforward diagnosis. Your friend should not buy anything yet as there is a risk that he...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 11:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Graham. The immobiliser is inhibiting...

Thanks Graham. The immobiliser is inhibiting starter motor operation. It will also prevent fuelling which explains why, when you by-passed the immobiliser, the engine ran for only 2 seconds.

The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 08:34
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By SD1too
David, your profile says that you have a 1.8T...

David, your profile says that you have a 1.8T engine but you are definitely asking about a KV6? Please confirm. By the way, it's not a relay it's a resistor.

As Trikey says that usually means low...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2020, 08:19
Replies: 49
Views: 3,196
Posted By SD1too
Hi Graham, Thank you for stressing this...

Hi Graham,

Thank you for stressing this which I would say needs investigating first.

To begin with, which wire are you talking about, the large diameter red cable directly from the battery...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2020, 09:12
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
Theoretically you are correct Jonty but...

Theoretically you are correct Jonty but compressing the tensioner in situ could be tricky. If you find you need to remove the pulley for access then the belt will fall off and you'll need the special...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 18:05
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
You'll need the service tools to prevent the...

You'll need the service tools to prevent the timing being lost. Please note though that the tensioner pulley won't need renewing unless its bearings are shot. Your problem appears to be that it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 17:56
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By SD1too
Here you go Jonathan: Black = battery...

Here you go Jonathan:


Black = battery negative
Blue/red tracer = control signal, ECM to fan PCB.
Yellow = + 12v
Slate (grey) = earth from medium pressure trinary switch.


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 17:47
Replies: 100
Views: 5,221
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jonty, I've just read your story and I...

Hello Jonty,

I've just read your story and I would say that the answer to your question is yes. Setting up the tensioner pulley according to the INA instructions is essential and the garage which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 17:14
Replies: 32
Views: 1,640
Posted By SD1too
Before someone who has actually done the job...

Before someone who has actually done the job comes along to give you the definitive answer, this is what RAVE says.

The answer is basically yes, but first the lower crankcase has to be removed (11...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 10:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By SD1too
Martin, I have reviewed the evidence you've...

Martin,

I have reviewed the evidence you've provided which is relevant to a head gasket failure. Please read through your own words again:



It's not exactly overwhelming evidence of a head...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 23:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,852
Posted By SD1too
Here's something from earlier ... Simon

Here's something from earlier ...


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 09:22
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By SD1too
David, I too have had this intermittent...

David,

I too have had this intermittent phenomenon for years and the idle air control valve repair kit didn't make any difference. I've checked the throttle cable adjustment and the crankcase...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 09:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By SD1too
Kv6

A perhaps more definite method of checking the crankshaft sensor is to place a voltmeter across the fuel pump terminals. If you see 0v when the starter motor is turning, suspect the crankshaft...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 08:58
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By SD1too
Eric, By all means buy Toaf if you want to,...

Eric,

By all means buy Toaf if you want to, but it's not necessary in order to get your air conditioning working.

You've already established that your radiator fan is not running on its slow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 08:36
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Inbox full

Paul,

Please can you clear some space in your PM inbox so that I can send you the information you've requested.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 09:59
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By SD1too
Jon; according to MarinaBrian the members of the...

Jon; according to MarinaBrian the members of the "ever since" club are misguided. All these examples must be coincidence because of, in his eyes, the superb professionalism of everybody in the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 10:29
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By SD1too
KV6 engine

It's inexpensive to buy Toby.

I don't know what you mean. :D :D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 17:24
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By SD1too
Tom, you don't need to spend money to bleed the...

Tom, you don't need to spend money to bleed the cooling system successfully. Simply follow the official MG Rover procedure (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1533509&postcount=12).
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 16:51
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By SD1too
Ahh, say no more. The recovery mechanic was, no...

Ahh, say no more. The recovery mechanic was, no doubt, basing his diagnosis on the diesel engined Rover 75 where fuel pump failure is well known. However this particular fault does not afflict the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 09:24
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By SD1too
No Mike, you do not need to disconnect the...

No Mike, you do not need to disconnect the battery. Your charger's connections to the battery are identical to those of the alternator. You just need to observe the polarity of the charger's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 09:14
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Saul, how did you reach the conclusion...

:wot:

Saul, how did you reach the conclusion that your fuel pump has failed? On the petrol engines this is extremely rare. I can remember only one case in over ten years.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2020, 08:03
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By SD1too
That is the correct result. However ... I...

That is the correct result. However ...

I repeat that this should NOT be disconnected. It is a mistake in Haynes which unfortunately has been repeated on this forum as valid. You may have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd January 2020, 19:44
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By SD1too
:confused: What difficulties did you encounter...

:confused:
What difficulties did you encounter Steve?

Side pipe? :shrug:
No pipes should be disconnected during the bleeding process. What did you see at the bleed screw, having removed it?
...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 22nd January 2020, 12:15
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, Since reception is generally good...

Hi Mike,

Since reception is generally good whether at home or on the road, with only occasional interference, have you considered that your aftermarket radio equipment might be the cause? Or, if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2020, 09:11
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By SD1too
That's the 'wasted spark' principle and applies...

That's the 'wasted spark' principle and applies only to the 1.8 litre engine. However both the 1.8 and V6 have a camshaft position sensor. It's there to time the fuel injection according to RAVE. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2020, 09:05
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
Lucky you! Leave it alone for now because they...

Lucky you! Leave it alone for now because they don't give trouble. Mine is now over 20 years old and getting on for 100,000 miles with no starting problems whatsoever. So unless you've been putting...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 21st January 2020, 15:17
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By SD1too
The in-car entertainment and aerial systems are a...

The in-car entertainment and aerial systems are a bit of a nightmare to untangle Mike. Looking at my own car, the box you mention is connected to the HRW elements which also function as the aerial....
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 21st January 2020, 10:48
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By SD1too
I believe that the brown wire to which you refer...

I believe that the brown wire to which you refer is the HRW elements supply Mike, but I recommend that you verify that with your multimeter.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2020, 10:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
Mike; you are making the common mistake of...

Mike; you are making the common mistake of assuming that you have an extremely unlikely fault involving a huge amount of work whilst overlooking a simple phenomenon which is well known in this club....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 08:43
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By SD1too
Aren't you thinking of the camshaft position...

Aren't you thinking of the camshaft position sensor here Martin?

My first thought Franc is the common problem of loosening of the fuel filter. Lift it up just enough to check whether the securing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By SD1too
David, All the tools you've considered have...

David,

All the tools you've considered have been unlabelled and unbranded. They'll probably be very poor quality. Have a look at the Laser Tools range. I'm not claiming that they're the very best...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2020, 08:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, By all accounts, a filter casing...

Hi Mike,

By all accounts, a filter casing which has loosened causes the engine not to start at all so I'm doubtful that this is the problem with your car. However it won't do any harm to lift up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 21:48
Replies: 50
Views: 2,217
Posted By SD1too
Oh dear, another diatribe of utter nonsense. :o I...

Oh dear, another diatribe of utter nonsense. :o I will have to put you right, yet again. Sigh.

I don't advise others to do anything Brian. I impart my experience and let others make up their own...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 11:57
Replies: 50
Views: 2,217
Posted By SD1too
The previous owner would not have worked to my...

The previous owner would not have worked to my high standards so your comparison is invalid.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 11:48
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
The diesel members say that only the Corteco...

The diesel members say that only the Corteco crank pulley is up to the task. Is that the brand you bought?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 22:04
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
I'm no diesel expert but could the problem lie...

I'm no diesel expert but could the problem lie with the tensioner?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 09:20
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By SD1too
An air lock Steve. Other members have been on...

An air lock Steve. Other members have been on this journey from disbelief to heartfelt joy.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 09:13
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By SD1too
Shock absorbers? Simon

Shock absorbers?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 09:06
Replies: 50
Views: 2,217
Posted By SD1too
Richard, I agree with Trikey but for a...

Richard,

I agree with Trikey but for a different reason. The pipe run across the top of the fuel tank won't be corroded simply because it's never in contact with rainwater or road salt so there's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 08:45
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By SD1too
Start by draining and refilling the cooling...

Start by draining and refilling the cooling system following exactly the MG Rover procedure for the KV6. It's highly likely that you have an air lock. Ignore misguided guesswork involving head...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2020, 08:36
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By SD1too
:wot: An excellent point Charlie, I had...

:wot:

An excellent point Charlie, I had forgotten that one. :duh:

Martin; has your cooling system been drained and refilled recently without using the proper MG Rover procedure?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 17:56
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Posted By SD1too
When the first Boeing 737 Max crashed in...

When the first Boeing 737 Max crashed in Indonesia you would have upheld the manufacturer's position. How could an accomplished company such as Boeing possibly be wrong? How could the fate of a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2020, 17:31
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the latest news Tony and...

Thanks for the latest news Tony and congratulations on your patience and persistence.

It does sound as if there was/is an intermittent poor electrical connection which, when disturbed/corrected,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2020, 09:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Posted By SD1too
I love this selective claim ... I doubt...

I love this selective claim ...


I doubt that you even looked for the cause of that belt breakage Brian, since you have always preached that they spontaneously break at any time after six years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 11:20
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Posted By SD1too
Hello Alan, I already know that you take the...

Hello Alan,

I already know that you take the opposite view to me on this, and indeed on many other topics. To answer your questions though:

It's freely available on this forum (April to June...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By SD1too
Martin; if Rad-Fix is "non clogging" and "can be...

Martin; if Rad-Fix is "non clogging" and "can be flushed out" then how can it seal a leak in the long term? Think about it.
The second point about products like that is that they do not eliminate...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2020, 09:03
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Posted By SD1too
Thinking caps on!

Hello David. Just for the benefit of those who are less experienced than you are, "looking" at the belts alone will reveal very little. I have proved that. My belts were perfect after 90,000 miles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2020, 09:14
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By SD1too
Indeed, and as stated in post number 3 over a...

Indeed, and as stated in post number 3 over a week ago!

Rick, get your original battery on a charger NOW. Don't leave it in a discharged condition and remember, charge for at least 24 hours NOT 2!...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2020, 09:05
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
If you have a 2 speed fan with resistor (the...

If you have a 2 speed fan with resistor (the silver or gold rectangular component visible through the radiator grille) then you can ignore this code. It refers to the medium speed of a 3 speed fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2020, 09:04
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By SD1too
1.8 auto

RAVE confirms your description and I would interpret "range/performance" as meaning that a signal is present but it is considered incorrect; logical but maybe not the right answer! ;)

This code...
Forum: Technology Forum 5th January 2020, 09:36
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By SD1too
Another contract is not what you need so forget...

Another contract is not what you need so forget about the code. You need Pay As You Go and O2 has the cheapest tariff for that. It's called Classic PAYG.

Go to an O2 shop, tell them you want to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 09:26
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Posted By SD1too
Opinion is divided on that question Andy. There...

Opinion is divided on that question Andy. There are plenty of threads to read to help you make up your mind. From my experience the risk lies not with the belts but with the tensioner and idler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2020, 18:57
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
Tony, You seem to have reached an impasse so...

Tony,

You seem to have reached an impasse so I think it's time for back to basics. In your shoes I would note the orientation of the wires in your original camshaft sensor (you have still got it I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 20:38
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
Tony, Is this thread...

Tony,

Is this thread (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=244851) any help?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 19:12
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
:confused: Your loom connector at the camshaft...

:confused:
Your loom connector at the camshaft end should be as follows (according to RAVE):

Pin 1: yellow/green = 12v supply
Pin 2: blue/green = sensor output (Hall Effect signal)
Pin 3:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 13:06
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By SD1too
Not the ECM

Hi Christopher,

Just to clarify what others have said, the fault lies inside your fan control box.
Try to avoid using the abbreviation 'ECM' which can cause confusion. It specifically stands for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 12:48
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
OK, and is the sensor receiving a 12v supply...

OK, and is the sensor receiving a 12v supply (ignition on) on the yellow/green wire?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 09:02
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
You have already renewed the camshaft position...

You have already renewed the camshaft position sensor more than once without success so do you really think that is the cause? I and others have suggested that you check continuity between the sensor...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By SD1too
Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying that...

Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying that nothing is certain except death and taxes. It follows from that truism that so-called tax incentives are a nonsense as once the new way replaces the old,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 19:08
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By SD1too
That quote is so true and, according to Google,...

That quote is so true and, according to Google, it's attributed to both Aldo Gucci and Sir Henry Royce.

I think the biggest threat to the longevity of our 75/ZTs is the relentless march towards...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 16:07
Replies: 49
Views: 2,279
Posted By SD1too
I think you're going to have to get a multimeter...

I think you're going to have to get a multimeter on this to check for electrical continuity paying particular attention to any connectors. The RAVE description for P0340 is that no signal is being...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st December 2019, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By SD1too
Hello Rick and :welcome: to the club. Before...

Hello Rick and :welcome: to the club.

Before assuming that you have a fault causing battery drain you should charge your battery for at least 24 hours using a mains powered smart charger. Once...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 15:58
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Paul for your very clear account. I...

Thanks Paul for your very clear account. I suspect that your thermostat isn't opening fully or is stuck due to the earlier use of K-Seal. :devil: There's a test you can do. When the radiator fan...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 08:44
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
Yes, in 'Econ' mode the radiator fan will run...

Yes, in 'Econ' mode the radiator fan will run only when high coolant temperature demands it. The air conditioning is switched off.

In these circumstances I would like to know the coolant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2019, 18:52
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
John, Are you thinking of one of your other...

John,

Are you thinking of one of your other cars here? The 75/ZT doesn't have a valve in the heater coolant circuit so no need to touch the heater controls.

Simon :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2019, 18:45
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By SD1too
Hi Paul, I don't understand your phrase...

Hi Paul,

I don't understand your phrase which I've highlighted. When the windscreen demist button is pressed the air conditioning will be automatically activated. It therefore cannot be in 'Econ'...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2019, 11:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ashley, This is very odd. The temperature...

Hi Ashley,

This is very odd. The temperature gauge and instrument pack diagnostics are fed by the same coolant temperature sensor. :confused:
How long have you owned this car?

This is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th December 2019, 10:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Correction

This is an error made by and copied from Haynes. No hoses should be detached from the expansion tank.

What RAVE actually says is this:

"Release expansion tank bleed hose from clip on top hose."...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2019, 08:19
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By SD1too
Just a word of caution Dave on the pollen...

Just a word of caution Dave on the pollen filters. Your old one may well have been a charcoal impregnated pollen/odour filter and they are a natural grey/black colour when new. It's a mistake to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2019, 10:51
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By SD1too
I do remember that leather seats were fitted to...

I do remember that leather seats were fitted to all Rovers shortly before the company collapsed. As far as I am aware, Rover didn't produce any limited editions of the 75 in the UK.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2019, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By SD1too
Hi Paul, What do you mean by "gone faulty"?...

Hi Paul,

What do you mean by "gone faulty"? The oil cooler can give trouble in two ways:

Mixing of oil and coolant resulting in mayonnaise and an incorrect diagnosis of head gasket failure.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd December 2019, 09:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,556
Posted By SD1too
Of course they may not be "blowing out", that may...

Of course they may not be "blowing out", that may be an assumption when in fact they are falling out due to insecure fitment.

If crankcase pressure is suspected, start by checking the breather...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 19:24
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By SD1too
The most likely diagnosis Lee is damage to the...

The most likely diagnosis Lee is damage to the sensor lead in the wheelarch. They pop out of the retaining bracket and come into contact with the tyre when the steering is turned to full lock. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 14:01
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By SD1too
Hi Walter, I would start with a detailed...

Hi Walter,

I would start with a detailed inspection of the accelerator cable at its connection to the throttle butterfly. Release it and check the mechanism for free mechanical movement over its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,556
Posted By SD1too
:( :wot: I have seen the same thing...

:( :wot:

I have seen the same thing happen on a Rover 75 when the caps were missing; very poor practice in my opinion.

If the original caps are removed carefully they will be much easier to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st December 2019, 13:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,640
Posted By SD1too
In that event Fred your engine would run very...

In that event Fred your engine would run very badly or not at all. I'm not convinced by this stretching theory. If that were to happen, the enlarged teeth would no longer grip the sprocket wheels and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2019, 08:41
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By SD1too
I haven't seen that issue but I imagine it is a...

I haven't seen that issue but I imagine it is a reprint of the articles which first appeared about fifteen years ago. After doing the job myself I reviewed the Car Mechanics account and promptly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2019, 10:20
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By SD1too
James, I'm beginning to wonder whether you...

James,

I'm beginning to wonder whether you do have a fault at all. When I activate my heated seat straight after a cold start I don't feel warmth immediately. This is, of course, when the leather...
Forum: Social Forum 8th December 2019, 15:58
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By SD1too
I like your thread title Alan, very appropriate....

I like your thread title Alan, very appropriate. It's a line from the title song to 'Whatever happened to the Likely Lads?' isn't it. The verse ends with:
Is the only thing to look forward to, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 15:50
Replies: 62
Views: 3,148
Posted By SD1too
Sorry for the very late reply but yes, that is...

Sorry for the very late reply but yes, that is what I would attempt to do.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2019, 10:18
Replies: 62
Views: 3,148
Posted By SD1too
That's the heater flow and RAVE shows it...

That's the heater flow and RAVE shows it connected low down to the RH cylinder bank. I'd suggest that if you remove the engine undertray you'll probably get a good view from beneath.

I think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 13:43
Replies: 81
Views: 3,745
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Galambosi. It's worth noting that both...

Thanks Galambosi. It's worth noting that both faults turned out to be very simple; nothing wrong with the flywheel after all! Diagnosis is always the tricky bit. It requires a lot of patience and...
Forum: V8 Forum 6th December 2019, 13:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,594
Posted By SD1too
This does tend to suggest that the battery is...

This does tend to suggest that the battery is faulty, provided that you used your smart charger to charge it fully before the week's trial.

Thanks for the translation by the way. :}

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 6th December 2019, 11:33
Replies: 32
Views: 2,594
Posted By SD1too
What on earth is your "Dizzle" Chris? :shrug: ...

What on earth is your "Dizzle" Chris? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2019, 08:56
Replies: 81
Views: 3,745
Posted By SD1too
Recap

That's excellent news and thanks for concluding this thread. Just to be clear though, as you had two threads running, is this an accurate summary of the outcome?

The misfire was an incorrectly...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By SD1too
Officially it's press ECON or press AUTO, a...

Officially it's press ECON or press AUTO, a toggling action if you like. I know that deselecting ECON so that neither it nor the AUTO button is illuminated has been mentioned on the forum but it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 16:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Ben for taking the time and trouble to...

Thanks Ben for taking the time and trouble to answer my questions.

I could not have known that you have fitted aftermarket camshafts to your engine when I mentioned the service tool specific to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2019, 08:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By SD1too
How did you share the tasks? It would be an...

How did you share the tasks? It would be an understatement to say that it was "a pain" for one person to hold two sprocket wheels in a precise position against considerable valve spring pressure with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 08:36
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By SD1too
They're the knock sensors. You'd have had...

They're the knock sensors.

You'd have had better access if you'd chosen to remove the manifold chamber but it's not a nice job whichever method is used.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2019, 13:40
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By SD1too
A lot of detail is missing here. Ben, could you...

A lot of detail is missing here. Ben, could you explain how you managed to ...

Align the two inlet sprockets and hold them against valve spring pressure whilst simultaneously lacing the new belt...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 17:22
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By SD1too
Peter; in your earlier thread I said several...

Peter; in your earlier thread I said several times that the problem was unlikely to be the air conditioning compressor.

Neither have I. I do hope that you're not about to make the same mistake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2019, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By SD1too
I don't know James but looking at the wiring...

I don't know James but looking at the wiring diagram in RAVE the seat heaters have three switches in series. First the ignition switch supplies the +12v, then there's a thermostat inside the seat and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2019, 09:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By SD1too
Hello Alan, The E-Bay seller to whom you've...

Hello Alan,

The E-Bay seller to whom you've linked is an authorised X-Part dealer of unblemished reputation so you couldn't do better. It's good to see that the front timing belt tensioner pulley...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By SD1too
I'd appeal to you Al to have a little humanity...

I'd appeal to you Al to have a little humanity and understanding for our furry friends. Even during rain and freezing temperatures cats will venture outdoors to seek out soil and try their best to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 20:41
Replies: 67
Views: 3,653
Posted By SD1too
Think about the comparative surface areas, the...

Think about the comparative surface areas, the fan sizes and the function of the two heat exchangers. I'm surprised that you need "relevant references". It's surely obvious to someone with your level...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 16:36
Replies: 67
Views: 3,653
Posted By SD1too
Not by a factor which would keep the coolant...

Not by a factor which would keep the coolant below the opening temperature of the thermostat! The heat loss through the matrix is minuscule compared with that generated and dispersed by the radiator...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 16:26
Replies: 67
Views: 3,653
Posted By SD1too
In post no. 33 Jim gives more detail which may be...

In post no. 33 Jim gives more detail which may be of interest.

Alan; I think you're allowing your familiarity with the diesel engine to colour your judgement. None of the factors you mention...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2019, 11:56
Replies: 67
Views: 3,653
Posted By SD1too
Post no. 39. Simon

Post no. 39.

Simon
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