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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 21:31
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By marinabrian
Adam, leave a door open and attempt to lock the...

Adam, leave a door open and attempt to lock the car with the remote to see if the BBUS makes it's normal mislock "chirp"

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 21:11
Replies: 59
Views: 9,731
Posted By marinabrian
Ah I didn't know than TC, mine are all in A3...

Ah I didn't know than TC, mine are all in A3 format in ring binders......quite nice too :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 14:02
Replies: 59
Views: 9,731
Posted By marinabrian
I use RAVE on the T4 as it runs Windows XP. ...

I use RAVE on the T4 as it runs Windows XP.

Take my advice and stop trying to run RAVE under W10 build 2004, or if you prefer by the manual in hard copy ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2021, 13:56
Replies: 13,056
Views: 1,296,656
Posted By marinabrian
Telephoned the scrap man to come and collect them...

Telephoned the scrap man to come and collect them :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 22:16
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By marinabrian
Andrew the BBUS or Battery Back Up Sounder is the...

Andrew the BBUS or Battery Back Up Sounder is the upgraded alarm siren fitted to cars with headlamp wash, or as an upgrade to the standard alarm sounder.


If it's chirping, it is because it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By marinabrian
The BBUS is knackered by the sound of it ;) ...

The BBUS is knackered by the sound of it ;)

Reasonably priced HERE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 19:48
Replies: 66
Views: 9,033
Posted By marinabrian
Broken springs......the only connection with cold...

Broken springs......the only connection with cold weather is the increased prevalence of pot holes and salt in colder weather, the metal is no less supple in lower temperatures.

In the vast...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd February 2021, 16:39
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By marinabrian
It's a 177 Rav ;) The 180 is an automatic...

It's a 177 Rav ;)

The 180 is an automatic version of the 190, both ZT tunes and not a Rover 75 version.

Look at the VED price for six months :eek:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 16:14
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By marinabrian
Not this one by any chance? ...

Not this one by any chance?

https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/D6732-1.jpg

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 15:59
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By marinabrian
The bloke at our local tip would be really...

The bloke at our local tip would be really annoyed if you poured antifreeze mix into the waste oil, so I simply pour it into the header tank of an 1800, et voila it becomes steam :D

Brian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2021, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By marinabrian
Mine has a light coating of bird poo and salt...

Mine has a light coating of bird poo and salt :drool4:

Both appeared overnight of course :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By marinabrian
50/50 OAT as requested by it's previous owner ;) ...

50/50 OAT as requested by it's previous owner ;)

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=84888&stc=1&d=1614022216

Last antifreeze change carried out in March 2017,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 19:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By marinabrian
190? I think not ;) That car is fitted with...

190? I think not ;)

That car is fitted with a cheap and cheerful DGMRS Chinese thermostat, I'd make sure the straight pipe hasn't split like the previous three that were supplied in March 2017 ;)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By marinabrian
Just sent Sean a PM about this, you're right...

Just sent Sean a PM about this, you're right Mike, it's the ECM.......that will teach him to buy a dodgy old banger.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2021, 09:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By marinabrian
It is a CANBUS fault Sean, and the ECM has been...

It is a CANBUS fault Sean, and the ECM has been wet, there is no oil pressure warning lamp illuminated ;)

Send me the ECM and I'll repair it.

Brian
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2021, 00:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By marinabrian
A couple of points to note Darren, the man who...

A couple of points to note Darren, the man who thought he was going to code the key throught the diagnostic port doesn't know what he is doing, the EWS3 unit must be removed from the car in order for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 23:30
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By marinabrian
Steve's car is fitted with a GM604 variant BCU...

Steve's car is fitted with a GM604 variant BCU Simon, this means the lock unlock button on the centre console is a simple momentary switch, and not the "rocker" type used in early (pre 2002) cars.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2021, 22:28
Replies: 58
Views: 3,330
Posted By marinabrian
A doddle Roger, but you need both front and back...

A doddle Roger, but you need both front and back or it looks like a bodge.

I have in mind a butchered Firefrost (ISH) facelift two door with a butchered Mk1 ZT front bumper.

My ZT is currently...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2021, 13:42
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By marinabrian
What Russ and Jamie say is correct a non Bosch...

What Russ and Jamie say is correct a non Bosch MAF is a complete waste of time and money ;)

It really is a case of buy cheap, buy twice in this case.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2021, 09:43
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By marinabrian
Cheap enough HERE...

Cheap enough HERE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vidaXL-Cross-Beam-Adapter-2-Ton-Red-Easy-Lifting-Adjustable-Garage-Tool-Steel/303888274957?epid=10017009640&hash=item46c127160d:g:lxwAAOSwIXdgK7eC)

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 23:46
Replies: 66
Views: 3,516
Posted By marinabrian
And this is sound practice? Greenwash is...

And this is sound practice?

Greenwash is not the driver of sound research and development, but irrespective of the trend toward EV technology there needs to be thought put into the design of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2021, 22:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By marinabrian
I think not, if you understand that amplifying a...

I think not, if you understand that amplifying a signal which is already higher than the one that is being input to the ECM, then the result is not more power, but more smoke, the MAFAM section of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 19:08
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By marinabrian
LINK...

LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11x-Car-Terminal-Remover-Tool-Wiring-Connector-Extractor-Puller-Release-Pih3/284169753217?hash=item4229d65281:g:R5YAAOSwjZJZ9BzD)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2021, 19:04
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By marinabrian
You are setting the alarm when you lock it with...

You are setting the alarm when you lock it with the keyfob, when you then unlock it with the button, it's seen as a alarm trigger just as if someone had broken a window, reached in an pressed the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 21:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By marinabrian
Give Mickyboy a shout, even if it means having...

Give Mickyboy a shout, even if it means having the car recovered to his workshop.

Messing around with high pressure rail fittings on a common rail diesel is extremely dangerous, the pressure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2021, 21:03
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By marinabrian
None, MAF sensors fail with a higher than average...

None, MAF sensors fail with a higher than average offset output voltage, and amplifying that exacerbates the problem.

My advice is not to bother fitting it at all.

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2021, 22:17
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By marinabrian
Yeah, it was a sad day alright, I can remember...

Yeah, it was a sad day alright, I can remember the stop off we made on the way home from the funeral like it was yesterday.

More to the point it was a proper bikers funeral, with the cortege being...
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2021, 22:06
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By marinabrian
I plan on running a diesel on veg oil and white...

I plan on running a diesel on veg oil and white spirit after the fuel disappears from general sale.

Electric cars, yes zero emission at point of use, but ultimately far less environmentally sound...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th February 2021, 11:38
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By marinabrian
First of all Ian, condolences for your loss. ...

First of all Ian, condolences for your loss.

In terms of the car, it is subjective as to what they are worth, certainly less without MOT.

You could pay a subscription and advertise it here,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2021, 22:10
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By marinabrian
I clamp another panel face to face, then scribe...

I clamp another panel face to face, then scribe the outline of the hole to be cut on the original.

Then chain drilling, a rub up with a half round file, followed by final dressing with production...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 20:46
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By marinabrian
My 1800 has no intrinsic value apart from being...

My 1800 has no intrinsic value apart from being ULEZ compliant and the car being in overall good condition, especially in the bodywork department.

For this reason I'm reshelling the rusty bodied...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2021, 20:36
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By marinabrian
Treat yourself to one of these Steve.....LINK...

Treat yourself to one of these Steve.....LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-MG-ZT-Remote-Key-Case-Cut-to-your-car-Guaranteed-to-fit-ROV01/142715313125?hash=item213a7edbe5:g:JuIAAOSw42JZAbOl)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2021, 08:23
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By marinabrian
found at least a small part of the rears for you...

found at least a small part of the rears for you ;)

LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2021, 23:37
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By marinabrian
Having worked on both MGF and MGTF, I don't...

Having worked on both MGF and MGTF, I don't expect I'd want to own either, and especially not one with a mongbox........having driven a 1800 R3 fitted with the stepspeed gearbox for a few weeks, I'd...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2021, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By marinabrian
Complete waste of money I'm afraid Larry, there...

Complete waste of money I'm afraid Larry, there are no substitutes for the original Bosch part.

HERE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153027763644) or HERE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263024652137)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 11:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By marinabrian
At least it wasn't snowing when I did Andy's car...

At least it wasn't snowing when I did Andy's car :cool:

And on the plus side I was treated to chocolate digestives and coffee :drool4:

It was nice to put a face to another name, and I got to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2021, 10:55
Replies: 6
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Views: 550
Posted By marinabrian
It's actually KMB which is an abbreviation of...

It's actually KMB which is an abbreviation of KoMBi some German BMW speak for speedometer.

It's in the VN string of data of the ZCS coding which is the cars central coding key or Zentraler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 19:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By marinabrian
Here is a strange one Steve, the ECM I replaced...

Here is a strange one Steve, the ECM I replaced for a lad on Saturday I've now repaired and have it coded in on test to my ZT.

The owner of the car had a "MAFless" remap carried out at the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 18:49
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By marinabrian
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-OBD-2-Service-Reset...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-OBD-2-Service-Reset/114399760724?hash=item1aa2c1d154:g:PVIAAOSw7K9fWMl0
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 18:39
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By marinabrian
The IAT sensor is integral to the MAF and the...

The IAT sensor is integral to the MAF and the fault you describe will be generated when the MAF is unplugged.

As an aside attempting to the clean the MAF is a waste of time, as contaminants...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2021, 08:26
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, that is their purpose along with the role of...

Yes, that is their purpose along with the role of preventing the two halves separating upon removal when the bearing is poorly fitted/corroded to the stub axle, but you will be able to refit the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 08:08
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By marinabrian
:duh: I've one just like it, but wearing...

:duh:

I've one just like it, but wearing baby serpents :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2021, 08:05
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By marinabrian
Well I bought a car fitted with an N47 engine,...

Well I bought a car fitted with an N47 engine, the car had been misdiagnosed as requiring a new turbo when in fact the MAP sensor was blocked with crud :getmecoat:

Anyway the service intervals are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 20:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By marinabrian
One of the "side effects" I noticed yesterday...

One of the "side effects" I noticed yesterday when diagnosing a car which had been the recipient of a "MAFless" remap, was the presence of a throttle demand pedal voltage anomaly.

It may well be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th February 2021, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By marinabrian
Give that man a gold star, the auto boot lift mod...

Give that man a gold star, the auto boot lift mod causes the exact type of leaks you are experiencing Rick.


I had this on the ZT, removed the spring set up, refitted the standard gas struts ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 19:22
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By marinabrian
Sounds like distorted exhaust valve seats to me,...

Sounds like distorted exhaust valve seats to me, do a compression test next ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2021, 18:23
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By marinabrian
At the same time the IPK was spiked, it's likely...

At the same time the IPK was spiked, it's likely the ECM lost it's pairing with the immobiliser.

All of these things can be sorted out fairly easily though ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2021, 09:01
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By marinabrian
Position the clamp on the underside of the spring...

Position the clamp on the underside of the spring cup ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2021, 08:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By marinabrian
I'll let you know what I find today, I'm going to...

I'll let you know what I find today, I'm going to have a look at a car with problems that has similar issues.

If you still have the original ECU, I would refit it until you can accurately diagnose...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2021, 21:56
Replies: 101
Views: 7,162
Posted By marinabrian
I wanted something unreliable and diesel, and...

I wanted something unreliable and diesel, and fitted with a DPF.

So I bought a R55 :D

Awesome fun, it's a go kart.........and I plan on fitting an engine from an E82 coupe and reprogramming the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2021, 09:17
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By marinabrian
Do you want me to pop over young Mofo? I'm...

Do you want me to pop over young Mofo?

I'm sure the T4 will still work, despite it's lack of recent use :D

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2021, 09:15
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By marinabrian
The thermostat you have fitted is likely to be...

The thermostat you have fitted is likely to be damaged in that case ;)

Do the IPK temperature test 19 > 7 to see the actual temperature of the coolant.

It is incredibly easy to distort the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 20:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,020
Posted By marinabrian
Chris got joint AA cover for her and me including...

Chris got joint AA cover for her and me including roadside and relay for £50 :eek:

I told the RAC to stick their £170 renewal, they transferred me to the complaints department where they reduced...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 19:16
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By marinabrian
??????????????????? If there are no...

???????????????????

If there are no airlocks, the gauge will operate completely normally ;)

All of my diesel fleet have the inhose 'stat fitted simply as it's a sight easier and cheaper than...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By marinabrian
I'd consider the possibility of the fuel filter...

I'd consider the possibility of the fuel filter unscrewing itself and the resultant loss of pressure.

Does your car have the orange clip installed on the filter housing?


Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2021, 17:01
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By marinabrian
I have my glasses on, but accounting for shadow...

I have my glasses on, but accounting for shadow and a small parallax error.....
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2021, 23:33
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By marinabrian
Any advice for Rob then Simon? LINK...

Any advice for Rob then Simon?

LINK (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2862512&postcount=1)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 22:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By marinabrian
God that's awful, looks like a lovechild of a...

God that's awful, looks like a lovechild of a Vectra....

https://cdn.content.motors.co.uk/resize/1500/2017/07/Vauxhall-Vectra-2.jpg


......only uglier, thank goodness that never made the light...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2021, 22:16
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By marinabrian
The wheels look nice, I can see why you want to...

The wheels look nice, I can see why you want to wait until summer to fit them though :eek:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50885269941_a7404a9a2f_c.jpg

Between 9 and 12 O'clock if you're...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 19:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By marinabrian
It will be the connection to the lucar terminal...

It will be the connection to the lucar terminal on the starter motor, pull it off clean the terminal with some sandpaper, a smear of Vaseline and refit.

Job done ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2021, 19:19
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By marinabrian
The o rings flatten as a result of compression...

The o rings flatten as a result of compression set, this has nothing to do with abrasion.

Abraded O rings display striation marks, ones suffering compression set have simply lost the ability to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2021, 19:52
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By marinabrian
You have been lucky, only a 25% failure rate ! ...

You have been lucky, only a 25% failure rate !

The worst I've seen is three failures on one car in six months, and none were fitted using the keyhole method either.

In two cases the straight...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2021, 18:03
Replies: 29
Views: 2,062
Posted By marinabrian
Martin, thank you for posting your findings in...

Martin, thank you for posting your findings in regards to the thermostat.

I would suggest that you indeed fit a Kaiser metal thermostat housing, this component takes away all of the worry and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2021, 17:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By marinabrian
They are a considerable improvement over an...

They are a considerable improvement over an exceptionally poor original design.

Fit one and forget leaks in that area permanently ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2021, 21:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,847
Posted By marinabrian
I happen to disagree with the first line of your...

I happen to disagree with the first line of your statement, speed is not in itself inherently dangerous, but the inappropriate use of speed.

And as the proclamation of drink driving and jumping...
Forum: Social Forum 24th January 2021, 21:37
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By marinabrian
Two inches of snow? sounds like July in Consett,...

Two inches of snow? sounds like July in Consett, or a heavy frost in Newcastle.

It's just as well most people are not currently gainfully employed at the moment, otherwise it would be a free for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th January 2021, 21:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By marinabrian
: On a serious note, I'd like you to...

:

On a serious note, I'd like you to calculate the maximum permissible torque transmission of a CDT clutch.

The figures are

A driven plate with external diameter of 228mm with a friction...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2021, 20:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By marinabrian
XPower upgrade (DXT0002W) takes a 116PS diesel to...

XPower upgrade (DXT0002W) takes a 116PS diesel to 131PS (114 BHP to 129BHP)

If you look at the tune assembly with T4, or indeed the VN string of ZCS coding it will tell you if a car is a 116 or a...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 19:46
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By marinabrian
I attempted to pay my last parking fine in...

I attempted to pay my last parking fine in pennies at the local council office.

After counting and bagging the exact amount, I took the entire fine (£25) and emptied them onto their counter and...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd January 2021, 19:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By marinabrian
Britishvolt :duh: If that happens it will be...

Britishvolt :duh:

If that happens it will be a miracle given that the background of the firm's former CEO Lars Carlstrom, the company will be forever tainted as a result.

Siemens have a fairly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 20:19
Replies: 13,056
Views: 1,296,656
Posted By marinabrian
Ordered four Michelin Pilot Sport 4 :eek: ...

Ordered four Michelin Pilot Sport 4 :eek:

Mmm, no more oddball assorted death rings :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2021, 19:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,773
Posted By marinabrian
Has no one considered the possibility of a pipe...

Has no one considered the possibility of a pipe rack failure?

More common than you might imagine ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 19:38
Replies: 55
Views: 5,343
Posted By marinabrian
Try this Stewart ;) LINK...

Try this Stewart ;)

LINK (https://www.ashampoo.com/uk/gbp/pin/0074/office-software/pdf-free)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 19:25
Replies: 13,056
Views: 1,296,656
Posted By marinabrian
Don't bother with Rimmers, here you go ;) ...

Don't bother with Rimmers, here you go ;)

LINK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 18:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By marinabrian
I had these exact fault symptoms on a local...

I had these exact fault symptoms on a local members car today.

T4 connected, and complained about the EWS, bypassed that screen and got into the main diagnostic tree.

Progressing through the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2021, 17:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By marinabrian
Yeah, well I did think the pump would be ok, so...

Yeah, well I did think the pump would be ok, so to ask the question again, when there is no power to the pump is the oil pressure warning lamp lit with the key turned to position 2?

It's a fairly...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2021, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By marinabrian
Well I beg to differ when if comes to the...

Well I beg to differ when if comes to the question of last masterpiece, the Metro was his last project :D

The P6 was a far better car than the SD1, but someone has to love the mix of 70's...
Forum: Social Forum 20th January 2021, 12:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By marinabrian
Fortunately there is no economy left to wreck...

Fortunately there is no economy left to wreck :duh::getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 17:36
Replies: 55
Views: 5,343
Posted By marinabrian
The discs are designed to work under W95 on a...

The discs are designed to work under W95 on a 486SX machine running at 25Mhz and having a 128Mb HDD and 16Mb of RAM.

So either do as described by Phil, or run them under a virtual XP machine, or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2021, 08:20
Replies: 54
Views: 3,971
Posted By marinabrian
No, this won't be the case either ;) Brian :D

No, this won't be the case either ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 19th January 2021, 08:15
Replies: 72
Views: 3,174
Posted By marinabrian
Having recently driven on a smart motorway, and...

Having recently driven on a smart motorway, and there is nothing smart about having no hard shoulder when your car suddenly loses power and speed reduced to a crawl.

It was fortunate there was a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2021, 22:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By marinabrian
Clunky, unwieldy and not a patch on T4 Mark, but...

Clunky, unwieldy and not a patch on T4 Mark, but I'm getting there :cool:

I'll let you know if I manage to brick the Mini :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2021, 17:43
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By marinabrian
Well if nothing else it was a run out to the...

Well if nothing else it was a run out to the seaside in the Mini, and to be fair to Ronnie it wasn't immediately apparent what was the problem, but at least I got it going before the kettle boiled...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 16:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By marinabrian
They're 6J 15 ET50 Jon ;) 6J (six inches...

They're 6J 15 ET50 Jon ;)

6J (six inches wide) means you can safely mount anything from a 175 to 205 profile tyre, and the ET is the offset from the machined inner face of the mounting hub to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 16:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By marinabrian
Oh dear, it's chromium poisoning by the sound of...

Oh dear, it's chromium poisoning by the sound of it :eek:

I will have a socially distanced drive down tomorrow and suck air through my teeth and tut a bit, and if that doesn't work we'll thrash it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 11:35
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By marinabrian
It might, but as T4 communicates on the K-Bus it...

It might, but as T4 communicates on the K-Bus it might fall down at the first hurdle.

I would suggest rather than heading to B&G in Baldock, you might be better booking the car at Souls of Olney...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 11:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By marinabrian
My 81 year old mother having been vaccinated has...

My 81 year old mother having been vaccinated has been told she must continue to shield.

The vaccine does not prevent you from contracting Covid, what it does in the majority of cases attenuate the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 11:14
Replies: 35
Views: 3,265
Posted By marinabrian
6 years on the ZT and one failed after the boot...

6 years on the ZT and one failed after the boot was split by a stone ;)

The price has gone up by £3 since I bought mine, the preparation was to unclip the boots and work a thumb of molygrease into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2021, 11:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By marinabrian
Vehicle Information vin RJZLHK3D283307 ...

Vehicle Information

vin RJZLHK3D283307
vin_sequence 283307
off_assembly_date Tuesday, 18th February 2003 @ 09:25:21
model 75
variant CDT Connoisseur SE (135)
num_doors 4
paint_code HES...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 10:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By marinabrian
Tyres or chains Jon? My Connie Tourer came...

Tyres or chains Jon?

My Connie Tourer came with 195/65/15 tyres fitted to Comets from the factory.

I currently have those wheels fitted with 195/65/15 Uniroyal M&S 66, but haven't had cause to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2021, 09:53
Replies: 90
Views: 4,777
Posted By marinabrian
It cut out with hazards coming on you say eh? ...

It cut out with hazards coming on you say eh?

The most likely culprit is the inertia switch located behind the passenger side A post kick panel.
...
Forum: Social Forum 16th January 2021, 18:38
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By marinabrian
Abarth nice :drool4: But is it in the top 10...

Abarth nice :drool4:

But is it in the top 10 of girly cars :shrug:

Says the person who has been playing with the mood lighting in the Soho today :getmecoat:
...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2021, 20:16
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By marinabrian
And today I found out a neighbour has died...

And today I found out a neighbour has died apparently as a result of Covid infection.

I used to chat to him each day when he wandered up the road to buy his paper from the corner shop with his...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2021, 20:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By marinabrian
Less than half the money and twice the...

Less than half the money and twice the fun..................

https://osoq.com/cartoon-characters/car-cartoon/cartoon-car.jpg

Hmm, or perhaps not :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2021, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By marinabrian
It would work, but it's a bodge and other items...

It would work, but it's a bodge and other items such as airbags might not work as expected, if it came from a saloon or tourer (delete as appropriate) door locks will be affected and definitely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 09:04
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By marinabrian
BKR6ES, or if you are talking Marina, Champion...

BKR6ES, or if you are talking Marina, Champion N9Y :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th January 2021, 08:01
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By marinabrian
Of course but this should be reflected in the...

Of course but this should be reflected in the price ;)

As an example I sold my BRG Connoisseur SE 1800T tourer with a full MOT and fully serviced with new belts, fluids, and brakes sitting on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 21:28
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By marinabrian
And now I've found my glasses, a massive gouge in...

And now I've found my glasses, a massive gouge in the sill and a nasty pin dent on the drivers door as well as the bottom of the OSR door.

All around the car there are dinks, gouges and the wheels...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 18:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By marinabrian
Nobody noticed the big dent above the rear bumper...

Nobody noticed the big dent above the rear bumper on the rear quarter, aft of the fuel filler flap?

https://m.atcdn.co.uk/a/media/w1024/e527550cf9f7400da144680ebd62e034.jpg

Gold does nothing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2021, 18:24
Replies: 42
Views: 3,562
Posted By marinabrian
It's about time too, the amount of plums driving...

It's about time too, the amount of plums driving around in cars with LED headlight bulbs in reflector style lamps scattering ultra bright blinding light is appalling.

I would go one step further...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2021, 18:06
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By marinabrian
Send me the remote Gary, and I'll see if I can...

Send me the remote Gary, and I'll see if I can resurrect it ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2021, 18:04
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By marinabrian
Send Colin "2Diesels" a PM, he's in Morpeth and...

Send Colin "2Diesels" a PM, he's in Morpeth and is well versed in headliner removal and the rectification of sunroof drain issues ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2021, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By marinabrian
It won't be the pump, when it doesn't start or...

It won't be the pump, when it doesn't start or cuts out have a look at the oil pressure warning lamp on the dash, and if it is lit ;)

Take a look in the plenum chamber to make sure the ECM isn't...
Forum: Social Forum 12th January 2021, 23:58
Replies: 63
Views: 2,706
Posted By marinabrian
I'd say nothing at all, you never know when you...

I'd say nothing at all, you never know when you might need a hand with something ;)

In regard to the other stuff, well let them get on with it, it would pay to remember you will still have to live...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th January 2021, 21:01
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By marinabrian
A YAC003790LNF is what you should have bought,...

A YAC003790LNF is what you should have bought, and yes it needs really to be configured using T4.

You can copy the VIN and ZCS coding from the EWS and the mileage from the LSM using TOAF, but it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2021, 20:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,622
Posted By marinabrian
"John Kilner" I wouldn't have a car from this...

"John Kilner" I wouldn't have a car from this seller if I were paid ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th January 2021, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By marinabrian
Nice to see it finally sorted Allen, and glad...

Nice to see it finally sorted Allen, and glad you're happy with the replacement ECM ;)

Best of luck with the upcoming MOT :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2021, 08:53
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By marinabrian
Be careful when you remove the inner race from...

Be careful when you remove the inner race from the stub axle as there is a stainless steel flinger on the part nearest the backplate, take a look at the picture below....

The method I employ if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2021, 08:30
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
That and OAT turning the elastomer into chewing...

That and OAT turning the elastomer into chewing gum :cool:

It doesn't happen with blue antifreeze Gary ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2021, 22:07
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By marinabrian
I wonder what went wrong with my 214, after all...

I wonder what went wrong with my 214, after all 397,000 miles without having to take the head off :shrug:

After I've dispensed with the wife's 75, I'll be pulling the head off the 214 as I'm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 19:48
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, that's the right number Ben ;) ...

Yes, that's the right number Ben ;)

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=84607&stc=1&d=1610308051

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 19:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By marinabrian
Mark the bolt head with tippex, then refit two...

Mark the bolt head with tippex, then refit two other wheel bolts forming a rough triangle, but leave them slack, then take the car for a spin around the block.

On your return refit all of the...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th January 2021, 13:28
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By marinabrian
Contact member Kaiser on here, he is the...

Contact member Kaiser on here, he is the manufacturer of the metal thermostat housing for the KV6.

He can be found HERE (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=1667)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th January 2021, 10:34
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By marinabrian
All MEMS ECM fitted to R49 will read an "Unknown...

All MEMS ECM fitted to R49 will read an "Unknown fault code" when read with T4.

Just ignore it it's a red herring ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th January 2021, 08:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,359
Posted By marinabrian
Ian is referring to the bushes on the back of the...

Ian is referring to the bushes on the back of the lower track control arms (wishbone) not the subframe bushes, which new subframes come fitted with ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 10th January 2021, 08:30
Replies: 1,394
Views: 75,678
Posted By marinabrian
Yeah what a div, one percent of nine million is...

Yeah what a div, one percent of nine million is ninety thousand :duh:

As that was a couple of days ago, there may have been an exponential increase in cases of course :getmecoat:

Never mind, at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2021, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By marinabrian
head over to see Big Russ and have him...

head over to see Big Russ and have him interrogate the alarm log with T4 as save yourself a world of pain.

It won't be the BCU at fault though ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 19:41
Replies: 1,394
Views: 75,678
Posted By marinabrian
So is that around 900,000 people infected in...

So is that around 900,000 people infected in London Clive?

Now that really is an alarming rate of infection :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2021, 17:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By marinabrian
Shadow Chrome is silver over black, I've seen...

Shadow Chrome is silver over black, I've seen close up various colours on Apex wheels and Shadow Chrome done well looks good, Sparkle Silver looks good, Sparkly "Dodgem" metalflake looks surprisingly...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By marinabrian
Snow

Today it was snowing quite hard in Newcastle, however it appears to be "snow" of an entirely different type causing issues elsewhere :getmecoat:

LINK...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 08:12
Replies: 162,195
Views: 6,806,850
Posted By marinabrian
Height of summer I'd say :) It's snowing...

Height of summer I'd say :)

It's snowing outside heavily as we speak, time for another coffee :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 08:05
Replies: 94
Views: 4,676
Posted By marinabrian
Makes you all warm and fuzzy really...

Makes you all warm and fuzzy really :icon_rolleyes:

It was unbelievable watching this unfold on television, but it beggars belief that the people being chosen to interview by the world press had...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2021, 07:57
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By marinabrian
Just taken my wife to work, and it was nice to...

Just taken my wife to work, and it was nice to see the 21 year old Freelander appears to have not taken a huff because I bought her a new car last week.

Funnily enough, there was a complete...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2021, 20:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By marinabrian
The diesel doesn't have the filter of the type...

The diesel doesn't have the filter of the type that is fitted with an orange clip ;)

Time to revisit the cross tank pipework I'd say :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 6th January 2021, 21:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By marinabrian
Andy I'm well aware of what with the occupation...

Andy I'm well aware of what with the occupation of both your good lady and yourself the level of concern expressed here ;)

I don't think for one minute anyone should be expected to do a job...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 23:49
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By marinabrian
It's about time you started to learn how to fix...

It's about time you started to learn how to fix these Rav ;)

I have a lilac white rear spring and an offside front damper and a nearside front hub if you want them.

Finally track rod end LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 22:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By marinabrian
I used the AA for the first time this millennium...

I used the AA for the first time this millennium day before yesterday when a spring decided to launch itself through the offside front tyre at 50MPH on the A1.

After a shaky start when the call...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2021, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By marinabrian
Might need fuel and electrickery too Sean...

Might need fuel and electrickery too Sean :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 22:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By marinabrian
I can't wait to see what Tier 6 will be like...

I can't wait to see what Tier 6 will be like :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 22:07
Replies: 1,394
Views: 75,678
Posted By marinabrian
Do you feel better for having got that off your...

Do you feel better for having got that off your chest Roy?


Come up to the north east, stuff the lockdown we can find a nice quiet pub to have a beer, I bet there will be loads just waiting to...
Forum: V8 Forum 5th January 2021, 21:44
Replies: 31
Views: 3,310
Posted By marinabrian
Indeed, I'm looking forward to driving one with...

Indeed, I'm looking forward to driving one with all four springs intact :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 21:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By marinabrian
I don't think teachers should be singled out for...

I don't think teachers should be singled out for praise over any other individual whether employed in the public sector or private, in any profession.

Every single person who has to work at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2021, 12:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By marinabrian
The mileage store is communicated between the...

The mileage store is communicated between the IPK. LSM, EWS and key transponder every 100KM

The mileage store cannot be overwritten in the IPK LSM or EWS, so as a result of this the error stored...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 10:25
Replies: 1,394
Views: 75,678
Posted By marinabrian
Thanks for that Fred, one of the reasons I...

Thanks for that Fred, one of the reasons I reemerged from lurking in the shadows was the very fact I miss the social aspect of interacting with others.

As you point out this is something that...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 09:06
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By marinabrian
I think Kev might have been referring to this...

I think Kev might have been referring to this type of activity ...........THIS...
Forum: Social Forum 5th January 2021, 08:51
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By marinabrian
Without a shadow of doubt the provision of online...

Without a shadow of doubt the provision of online education in the case of public schools as opposed to state schools are miles apart.

It should also be noted that the parents of children who are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 09:29
Replies: 13
Views: 16,567
Posted By marinabrian
Had this on an NNN500340 ECM once, it was a...

Had this on an NNN500340 ECM once, it was a strange one and I never got to the bottom of it.

I can only assume a dry joint on the PCB which made contact once there was warmth in the board.

I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 09:22
Replies: 52
Views: 2,810
Posted By marinabrian
I noticed this the first time I used a pay at the...

I noticed this the first time I used a pay at the pump forecourt.

Although the engine was not running I left the ignition in position 1 when filling up, as I was listening to an interesting piece...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2021, 09:12
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By marinabrian
Tim is certainly is very shall we say...

Tim is certainly is very shall we say "colourful", I once made the mistake of taking a call from him on the handsfree when travelling with the family in the car :eek:

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 4th January 2021, 08:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,569
Posted By marinabrian
Why does that picture remind me of a 1970s Pifco...

Why does that picture remind me of a 1970s Pifco ladies hairdryer advert :xmas-smiley-008:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 18:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By marinabrian
It's not called the mystery wheel for nothing...

It's not called the mystery wheel for nothing :icon_lol:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 14:10
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By marinabrian
They could have got a crew in from Gadani Beach,...

They could have got a crew in from Gadani Beach, sorted at a fraction of the cost :snowball1:

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 11:07
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By marinabrian
Who is he? Brian :getmecoat:

Who is he?

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 11:06
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By marinabrian
Well put Clive, treat anyone who is not wearing a...

Well put Clive, treat anyone who is not wearing a face covering, or indeed wearing it incorrectly as if they present a very real risk to your wellbeing and act accordingly.

As you point out an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd January 2021, 10:22
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By marinabrian
Is McDonald actually food Ian?, I always found it...

Is McDonald actually food Ian?, I always found it a stretch of the imagination when describing their eateries as "restaurants"?

Anyway I suspect the real reason is quite simple, it makes a...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd January 2021, 02:40
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By marinabrian
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=84563&stc=1&d=1609636673

Well as it happens Roy, I choose to wear a mask when shopping, simply to avoid having to explain myself...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2021, 23:06
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By marinabrian
I'd start off by looking inside the plenum...

I'd start off by looking inside the plenum chamber Alex, see if the ECM isn't wet ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2021, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By marinabrian
TOAF or T4 won't talk to the various ECU within...

TOAF or T4 won't talk to the various ECU within the car where the IPK is faulty, or not connected correctly as it is the gateway to each.

Recheck the connections, you can even refit the used IPK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2021, 17:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By marinabrian
How about running a small fan heater inside the...

How about running a small fan heater inside the car for half an hour to see if the heat will allow the lock to open.

Just a thought.

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 1st January 2021, 16:11
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By marinabrian
It's a shame, I suggest the only permissible...

It's a shame, I suggest the only permissible transport be downgraded to horse and cart in the area, or alternately not let your horses/pig/sheep/ferrets/rabbits roam freely.

My enduring memory of...
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