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Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 07:18
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By drewbie
Lol, I tried to delete the first one but it...

Lol, I tried to delete the first one but it wouldnt work, I'm sure he'll see the funny side of it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 16:28
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By drewbie
Thats odd, I've just replaced the original...

Thats odd, I've just replaced the original clamshell back box with a DMGRS one and the clamp fits snug. Probably the hangers like Trikey said.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 16:27
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By drewbie
Thats odd, I've just replaced the original...

Thats odd, I've just replaced the original clamshell back box with a DMGRS one and the clamp fits snug. Probably the hangers like Trickey said.
Forum: Items Wanted 5th November 2021, 12:56
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By drewbie
Wooden gear knob

Hi, has anyone got a manual 75 wooden gearknob in nice condition for sale please.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 09:04
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By drewbie
:duh: Listen to Colvert :}

:duh: Listen to Colvert :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2021, 12:13
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By drewbie
Yes just fitted one to my 1.8T, good bit of kit,...

Yes just fitted one to my 1.8T, good bit of kit, but you have to mod the rear bumper and fit the ZT bumper tail pipe trim like I have or remove the exhaust tail pipe trims and fit down pipe trims.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 12:45
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By drewbie
Dmgrs are stocking them according to the write up...

Dmgrs are stocking them according to the write up on their back box.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2021, 06:18
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By drewbie
Well done, always nice to have an update on the...

Well done, always nice to have an update on the conclusion of a job.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th September 2021, 15:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By drewbie
Keeps phillip schofield out of the dole queue :D

Keeps phillip schofield out of the dole queue :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 06:07
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By drewbie
Is there a kind ZT owner who would remove...

Is there a kind ZT owner who would remove his/hers bumper tail pipe trim piece and take a photo of the cutout, to give me an idea of the prep work needed, until I can get my hands on one of the trims.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 17:28
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By drewbie
ZT rear bumper exhaust trim

I've just purchased one of the Dmgrs back boxes and as I thought I will need to modify the rear bumper on my 2003 saloon 1.8t to incorporate the tail pipes. Does anyone know where I can purchase or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By drewbie
Pscan

Treat yourself to a Pscan Diagnostic Tester.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th August 2021, 12:50
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By drewbie
Pscan

Cheers, have spoke to Mark there via email, he never mentioned it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By drewbie
Saws Remap

Hi, I'd be really interested to hear from anyone with a 1.8T thats used their Pscan diagnosic tool to write a Saws remap to their ecu.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2021, 15:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By drewbie
Just emailed Mark. For info the cost of the remap...

Just emailed Mark. For info the cost of the remap is £239 and should achieve 200bhp, E10 petrol will not effect the running of the engine. This can be done by taking them the car or by a posted ecu.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2021, 07:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By drewbie
petrol

Apologies for highjacking the thread. I have a 1.8T which Im considering having a remap on. Will this new E10 petrol have to be taken into consideration or would one have to use super unleaded all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By drewbie
Why cant they be available at the 'revised price'...

Why cant they be available at the 'revised price' all the time. Sounds like a sales gimmick or the difference between trade and 'rip joe public off' retail price.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2021, 06:28
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By drewbie
Exhaust Paste

Hi, can anyone recommend an exhaust paste that wont go all powery a year later. The inner skin of my back box is fine so I tend to dress up the rusted parts of the outer skin once a year for the mot,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 11:33
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By drewbie
lower grill

Hi, can the black grill below the front number plate, that encompasses the fog lights, be clipped off for cleaning (cant see any screws).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2021, 18:32
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By drewbie
Rear seat Mod

If you're going to do a mod do a search on here for the one posted by neilbaker86, better thought out and has never failed me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2021, 12:25
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By drewbie
Parcel shelf restoration

The parcel shelf on my saloon (non blind) has taken a bit of a battering over the years from the sun. I've been looking out for a half decent ash grey one but they appear a bit scarce.
Have seen a...
Forum: Items Wanted 17th May 2021, 17:28
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By drewbie
Parcel shelf

As anyone got a Rover 75 saloon (non sun blind) ash grey rear parcel shelf for sale.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2021, 17:25
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By drewbie
Are you sure it's not a valve problem?

Are you sure it's not a valve problem?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th April 2021, 10:47
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By drewbie
With your multimeter set to diode function you...

With your multimeter set to diode function you should only get a reading with the leads one way round between the B+ post and the alternator casing, if you get a reading both ways round your diode...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2021, 16:41
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By drewbie
Can I ask where you sourced the correct tail box...

Can I ask where you sourced the correct tail box for a 1.8T
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 13:08
Replies: 51
Views: 5,499
Posted By drewbie
Amazing which ever way you look at it. I'd be...

Amazing which ever way you look at it. I'd be interested to know how much it ends up fetching.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2021, 12:39
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By drewbie
Eezi Bleed

I've used Eezi Bleed on my 75 on both the brake and clutch systems for years now. There was a cap in my kit that fitted the brake reservoir, but I had to modify an old clutch reservoir cap for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2021, 10:07
Replies: 33
Views: 2,166
Posted By drewbie
Thats the price you pay for being a loyal...

Thats the price you pay for being a loyal customer. Have you tried Green Flag?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2020, 11:53
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By drewbie
Took me over a year to find a leak on mine,...

Took me over a year to find a leak on mine, turned out to be the plastic tee piece positioned at the top of the rad. Replaced it with an ally one and havent lost a drop for months. Must have only...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 22:13
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By drewbie
At the risk of tempting fate. I fitted the MLS...

At the risk of tempting fate.
I fitted the MLS gasket back in 2008, just as a precaution against head gasket failure, I didn't fit the uprated oil rail and my liners were flush, and to date have had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2020, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By drewbie
Always found my Pscan useful. So can Jeep...

Always found my Pscan useful.

So can Jeep stop others making after market parts for their cars? Would Jeep sell you parts so you can do the job yourself?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2020, 07:56
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By drewbie
Dealer Specific? :}

Dealer Specific? :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2020, 13:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By drewbie
Have you ever discovered the cause? Its all a bit...

Have you ever discovered the cause? Its all a bit soul destroying when you go out your way to maintain the rest of the car in tip top condition.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2020, 12:59
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By drewbie
Ditto, undo trackrod ball joints and drop links...

Ditto, undo trackrod ball joints and drop links and you should have no problems.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2020, 12:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By drewbie
Paintwork Abnormality

Hi
My 75 is finished in Starlight Silver and on the horizontal panels, bonnet, roof and boot lid, as developed what looks like hundreds of tiny scratches and is slowly getting worse. It looks awful...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2020, 12:01
Replies: 55
Views: 3,776
Posted By drewbie
Surely as long as all parts are clean and a thin...

Surely as long as all parts are clean and a thin coating of anti seize grease applied there should be no need to remove metal to make them fit correctly.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2020, 18:26
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By drewbie
I've used the string method in the past but...

I've used the string method in the past but usually just use my Gunsun Trakrite. Dont think garages with the right equipment can be asked to spend the time to get it any more accurate then what I can.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st August 2020, 07:31
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By drewbie
Long term, ditch the condom and replace with a...

Long term, ditch the condom and replace with a suitable size O ring in the cap. Change the fluid at least every two years (I use Gunson's Eezi Bleed). I'm sure it pays dividend's for seal life.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2020, 06:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By drewbie
I agree with ADO, the money you stand to waste...

I agree with ADO, the money you stand to waste just guessing would buy you a cheap reader.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2020, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By drewbie
Yes but then everything was back together before...

Yes but then everything was back together before anything was tightened up, including the hub nut, just don't want to start undoing things unnecessarily.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2020, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By drewbie
Ball joint dust covers

Hi, is it practical to part and refit the lower front ball joints, to replace the boots, without disconnecting track rod ends, drop links and slackening off the strut top fixings to help with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2020, 08:00
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By drewbie
Starter Motor

Hi, I'm replacing the starter motor on my 1.8t at the weekend, thats one job I've not done on her yet, but looks straight forward enough in the Haynes Manual. But if there are any words of wisdom or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2020, 13:00
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By drewbie
Yes I usually get a message when I open Pscan...

Yes I usually get a message when I open Pscan asking if I want to upgrade and just click the box, obviously you've got to be online.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2020, 12:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By drewbie
Dust Covers

Can I ask where you got the replacement covers from, are they a Rover part?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2020, 07:50
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By drewbie
Yes mine are colour coded, starlight silver MBB....

Yes mine are colour coded, starlight silver MBB. I've bought a can of base coat and a can of laquer from Paints4u for a small job on one of the sills so am thinking of redoing the skullcaps.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2020, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By drewbie
Skullcaps

Cant say I'm a great fan of the replacement chrome skull caps for our door mirrors, mine are looking a bit tatty thou. Has anyone ever removed and resprayed them with rattle cans, I take it the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2020, 19:19
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By drewbie
As above for item 4, and yes item 14 is the lower...

As above for item 4, and yes item 14 is the lower spring isolator, which you have listed twice, it's just a piece of rubber that goes round the last coil of the spring, I used the old ones.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By drewbie
Rear seat mod

Just completed the saloon rear folding seat mod. Big thank you to trebor for his access pics and to neilbaker86 for his definitive 'how to', the aluminium plates fitted a treat, great idea.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 11:17
Replies: 26
Views: 2,091
Posted By drewbie
You're old? I've just extended the gauge on my...

You're old? I've just extended the gauge on my foot pump with 4mm air pipe so I can hold it in my hand whilst pumping up the tyres, so no more stooping to look to see what the pressure is.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th May 2020, 21:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By drewbie
…………..or a 2.2 ohm resistor off eBay for under a...

…………..or a 2.2 ohm resistor off eBay for under a fiver...… as if!!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st May 2020, 09:40
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By drewbie
!.8 Timing Belt

Just removed the top timing belt cover for my annual timing belt and tensioner condition check, and both look perfect. The belt has now been on the car for 12.5 years but only covered 16138 miles....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2020, 12:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By drewbie
Yes 5mm is the tapping drill size for standard...

Yes 5mm is the tapping drill size for standard 6mm thread. Tip, if you're tapping into something hard, drill the 5mm hole then just offer your 13/64 in a couple of mm to help start the taper tap.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th April 2020, 12:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,453
Posted By drewbie
Of course it will, it's only cheap now because...

Of course it will, it's only cheap now because nobody's buying it. Best I can find local in the SE £1.18
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2020, 19:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By drewbie
Resister

A 2.2 ohm resister (eBay) connected in place of the air bag will tell you which bag is at fault when the light on dash goes out.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th March 2020, 20:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By drewbie
Priceless :D

Priceless :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th March 2020, 16:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By drewbie
Cpa

I've just cancelled my insurance direct debit, definitely no reward for being a loyal customer. Have taken out a new policy via one of the price comparison sites, paying with my debit card. Every...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd February 2020, 16:28
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By drewbie
Yes you're probably right T-Cut, nearest I can...

Yes you're probably right T-Cut, nearest I can find is Nankang NS-2. Anyone else know of a chevron tread patterned summer tyre.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2020, 07:35
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By drewbie
Tyres

Hi, does anyone out there know where I can lay my hands on a couple of Starmaxx Ultrasport st730 (215/55 R16), to compliment the two I already have on the back, none of the tyre dealers I've looked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By drewbie
Frozen door lock

Do other members, that haven't the luxury of a garage, find that on a frosty morning once they've opened the drivers door it then wont latch again. I've sprayed WD into the key lock and lubricated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2020, 07:29
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By drewbie
Sometimes referred to as curtain airbags.

Sometimes referred to as curtain airbags.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 13:56
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By drewbie
Pull the actual cable behind the lever with...

Pull the actual cable behind the lever with pliers while bouncing the bonnet.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2020, 13:35
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By drewbie
Have you tried bouncing the bonnet on that side...

Have you tried bouncing the bonnet on that side while someone pulls on the release cable.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2019, 19:53
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By drewbie
Try Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure, worked...

Try Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure, worked for me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 16:11
Replies: 56
Views: 7,022
Posted By drewbie
Hub Nut

Pete

Nice breakdown of the job, just about to do mine. Could you please confirm the hub to driveshaft nut is 32 A/F, also did you experience any problems reintroducing the bottom ball joint into...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 13:53
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By drewbie
Arb

Just replaced my rear springs, no ARB to worry about, Rover must have stopped fitting a rear one around 2003.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 12:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By drewbie
Totally agree, get the compensator mod done...

Totally agree, get the compensator mod done first. I've never had a problem with the handbrake since.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 06:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By drewbie
So 15 - 20% of 148 would up it to around 160+....

So 15 - 20% of 148 would up it to around 160+. Guess I'm hoping a bit much for £77 quid.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 18:05
Replies: 20
Views: 3,801
Posted By drewbie
Agree, take plugs out and compare, No.4 will be...

Agree, take plugs out and compare, No.4 will be lovely and clean if there's a coolant leak into it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2019, 06:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By drewbie
Thanks for all replies. I think my 1.8T is rated...

Thanks for all replies. I think my 1.8T is rated at 148Hp so I presume the advert is saying I can expect a 15 - 20% increase on that. Whilst I don't expect the same performance from a full £200 -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 16:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By drewbie
Chip Tuning Box

Has anyone ever fitted one of these?...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2019, 07:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,751
Posted By drewbie
Going off-piste a bit, my 03 75 is of an age when...

Going off-piste a bit, my 03 75 is of an age when Rover stopped fitting a rear anti-roll bar. Did they just decide it wasn't required or did they make other rear suspension mods?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2019, 18:19
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By drewbie
Inlet Manifold Gasket

Hi, I'm about to change my leaking 1.8T inlet manifold gasket using the improved Black Viton gasket on a plastic manifold. Once everything is cleaned up is it generally thought best to fit the gasket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2019, 12:07
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By drewbie
Car Key question

Hi All
I have purchased a new key fob to replace the one on my only key, because the push pads were starting to split. The new key fob was supplied with a blank metal shaft - my question is if I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2019, 10:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By drewbie
If you've never had a new condenser I bet you're...

If you've never had a new condenser I bet you're probably need one. Shine a torch thru the front grill, you'll most likely see the fins crumbling away, causing lots of little gas leaks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd April 2019, 14:45
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By drewbie
Reconnecting battery

Hi. Does anyone know what Rover recommends (if anything) to reteach the ECU when, for whatever reason, the battery is reconnected. Haynes says allow to idle until warm then 2 mins at 1200 rpm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2019, 10:53
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By drewbie
Yes thanks t-cut, I was of the same mind, there'd...

Yes thanks t-cut, I was of the same mind, there'd be a decent photo of it if it was of original design. Think I'll be reaching for the gun gum again, it's only the outer skin that's holed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th April 2019, 11:54
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By drewbie
1.8T rear box

Looking for a new back box. Would appreciate hearing form anyone who's bought one of these.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th March 2019, 15:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By drewbie
Do you know it's definitely one of the air bags...

Do you know it's definitely one of the air bags that connect under the front seats? Purchase a 2.2 ohm resister off ebay, disconnect each airbag in turn and connect resistor in place of airbag, when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th March 2019, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By drewbie
I very much doubt the wiring under the seat is...

I very much doubt the wiring under the seat is for the steering wheel air bag, certainly not on a Rover 75, its for the side seat airbags.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th March 2019, 11:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,922
Posted By drewbie
As already explained the coolant water is used in...

As already explained the coolant water is used in the heater system. You may well see a damp patch under the car after a run, its just the condensate drain from the evaporator, not to be confused for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2019, 19:10
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By drewbie
This time of year will highlight a battery on its...

This time of year will highlight a battery on its last legs.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2019, 13:27
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By drewbie
The sensors become unreliable when they've been...

The sensors become unreliable when they've been disturbed for maintenance work, if you do regular checks link out the wires... or replace the sensor.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th December 2018, 11:28
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By drewbie
That's correct, I've always found contact...

That's correct, I've always found contact adhesive on the joint does the trick.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 10:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By drewbie
Check out Pscan.uk, diagnostic tool specifically...

Check out Pscan.uk, diagnostic tool specifically for Rover, MG and Landrover cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd September 2018, 12:53
Replies: 37
Views: 13,505
Posted By drewbie
I was referring to JRE's problem.

I was referring to JRE's problem.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2018, 13:23
Replies: 37
Views: 13,505
Posted By drewbie
May be worth checking if someone has fitted an...

May be worth checking if someone has fitted an old type thermostat, not knowing about the PRT.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2018, 06:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By drewbie
I think all brake and clutch reservoirs require a...

I think all brake and clutch reservoirs require a ventilation hole, my understanding of the condom is so the unit can be sold off the shelf ready filled.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2018, 17:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By drewbie
Not the case. The air bag wiring does go through...

Not the case. The air bag wiring does go through the rotary coupler, as do the remote radio controls, just depends on which wire is broken, if any.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2018, 17:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By drewbie
Admittedly its a bit fiddly, but I've always...

Admittedly its a bit fiddly, but I've always managed to use my eezi bleed on the clutch master, using an old modified cap. I've replaced the black condom with an o ring that fits neatly in the cap,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd July 2018, 06:31
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By drewbie
If he thinks its the air bag and not the...

If he thinks its the air bag and not the connection, try disconnecting the air bag and connect a 2.2 ohm resistor (available on ebay) to the under seat connections.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st June 2018, 18:15
Replies: 21
Views: 5,768
Posted By drewbie
Why not treat yourself to some spring...

Why not treat yourself to some spring compressors, you wouldn't need the garage then.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2018, 09:58
Replies: 55
Views: 6,496
Posted By drewbie
Tazo

I've just replaced my plastic 4 way connector with the aluminium one purchased from Tazo Parts for £25, I fully recommend it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th May 2018, 18:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By drewbie
The thing i don't like about this kit is air can...

The thing i don't like about this kit is air can still enter around the threads of the nipple on the pedal up stroke.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th May 2018, 20:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By drewbie
Brake fluid change

I usually bleed about 300ml thru each nipple using eezi bleed when doing a brake fluid change at 15-20psi.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th May 2018, 20:10
Replies: 116
Views: 12,899
Posted By drewbie
Road Tax!

Just had my Road Tax renewal notice through the post, £290!!! this year, grinds a bit as I only cover about 1500 miles a year. Do V6 and diesel owners get clobbered the same?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th February 2018, 00:01
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By drewbie
Cant advise on removing seal but can recommend...

Cant advise on removing seal but can recommend Captain Tollys, I had a bad leak into the boot thru the rear screen, everything must be dry and it my take a few applications but the repair has been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2018, 20:14
Replies: 24
Views: 3,744
Posted By drewbie
I've got to replace the OSF pipe and cant make my...

I've got to replace the OSF pipe and cant make my mind up to replace the whole pipe or just the rotting bit in the wheel arch.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th January 2018, 12:04
Replies: 24
Views: 3,744
Posted By drewbie
Flaring Tool

I've got some brake line repair to carry out before next MoT, Like the look of the Trident flaring tool in the kit, is it definitely the DIN version of the tool for Rover cars, only a lot of traders...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2017, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By drewbie
Sounds a bit extreme to take the bumper off to...

Sounds a bit extreme to take the bumper off to remove the lower rad hose. I would strongly advise investing in a trolley jack and axle stands if you are going to self service.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2017, 06:10
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By drewbie
Not sure what the pic is of, but the tee in...

Not sure what the pic is of, but the tee in question (yes 3/7 on drawing) sits just behind the rad at the top, you cant miss it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2017, 09:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By drewbie
Or you could put the money you'd have to pay the...

Or you could put the money you'd have to pay the garage towards buying yourself a Pscan. It will diagnose faults on engine, ABS and airbag systems on our cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2017, 12:51
Replies: 47
Views: 2,097
Posted By drewbie
One tip you may find useful using this technique...

One tip you may find useful using this technique is that with the bleed nipple open the pedal will push to the floor and stay there, allowing you to close the nipple then re lift the pedal. Do this...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2017, 14:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,097
Posted By drewbie
Invest in a pressure bleed kit like Eezi Bleed,...

Invest in a pressure bleed kit like Eezi Bleed, does a much better job. Loose the black condom and replace with an o ring.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2017, 12:44
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By drewbie
I thought you said it was a 2 speed (ref link)...

I thought you said it was a 2 speed (ref link) like mine without a resistor, would post some pics for clarity when i removed mine to change the condenser but site wont let me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2017, 12:59
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By drewbie
I think the idea is to allow the turbo to slow...

I think the idea is to allow the turbo to slow down so it doesnt run on without an oil feed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2017, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By drewbie
I use Gunson's Eezi Bleed, discard condom, bleed...

I use Gunson's Eezi Bleed, discard condom, bleed about 200ml thru slave to replace all fluid in system at about 15 psi (this will help protect slave seals, which is a transmission out job). You...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th April 2017, 16:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By drewbie
Can anyone please confirm the resistance of Rover...

Can anyone please confirm the resistance of Rover 75 airbags, it would be useful to have the correct resistor to hand when fault finding.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th March 2017, 07:39
Replies: 21
Views: 2,670
Posted By drewbie
MEMS3 mode?

Hi. Have recently purchased a Pscan and alls good, just wondering should I be using MEMS3 ISO mode or BMW mode to view live data on my 2003 1.8T 75.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2017, 17:21
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By drewbie
Diagnostics

i'm thinking of investing in a Pscan.eu, developed for Rover/MG cars, which can read not only engine error codes but also those from ABS and airbag ECUs. I'd appreciate any feed back from anyone who...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2017, 10:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By drewbie
Does anyone know of any reader on the market,...

Does anyone know of any reader on the market, other than T4, that can interrogate our SRS DCU system. The hand held I have at the moment can only diagnose engine fault codes.
Just done a search and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th January 2017, 07:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By drewbie
I do take your point Kc, but surely even a T4 is...

I do take your point Kc, but surely even a T4 is not going to find a fault if at the time its not manifesting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2017, 13:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By drewbie
Thanks for your answer SD1too, in your case was...

Thanks for your answer SD1too, in your case was it one of the wires under the seats that was damaged?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2017, 12:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By drewbie
Air bag light

Approximately one in every twenty starts my air bag light will remain on. In the past when it has been permanently on I have cut out all the under seat connectors and crimped them together and have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2015, 08:26
Replies: 69
Views: 7,239
Posted By drewbie
Apologies if i've not read this thread correctly....

Apologies if i've not read this thread correctly. Just a thought, you're not running with both the old type in line thermostat and the later PRV thermostat fitted?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2015, 14:28
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By drewbie
Get yourself a bottle of Capt. Tolley's Creeping...

Get yourself a bottle of Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure. It sorted a leak in my rear screen seal.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2015, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By drewbie
Many thanks.

Many thanks.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2015, 17:51
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By drewbie
SRS light

Could someone in the know please confirm that a faulty connection on the blue plugs for the seat belt pretensioners under the front seats can also bring on the SRS air bag dash light.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2015, 18:46
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By drewbie
MOT failure

Hi, my car has just failed its MOT on 'rear brakes excessively fluctuating (3.7.B.3)'. The tester guy said its probably the discs and i will be fitting new pads and discs at the weekend (although i...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2014, 13:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By drewbie
The volume control switch is playing up on my...

The volume control switch is playing up on my steering wheel, with the air bag removed and switches unplugged can you test them by measuring the resistance of each switch with a multimeter as they...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th March 2014, 11:00
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By drewbie
Stone chips

Hi, has anyone found a way of getting a half decent result of repairing stone chips on notorious starlight silver, without respraying the whole bonnet.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2014, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By drewbie
Thanks

Nice one Darkxs (I grew up in Gravesend, not been back for a while).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th March 2014, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By drewbie
Bonnet compatibility

Hi, I'm trying to source a replacement bonnet for my 2003 1.8T 75. Can anyone please tell me if any design changes were made over the years, in pictures even the face lift models look the same.
Forum: Items Wanted 12th January 2014, 10:18
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By drewbie
Bonnet problem

Hi, I know this is probably a bit of a long shot but is anyone in the Kent/Sussex area breaking a starlight silver (paint code MBB) pre facelift 75, what I'm after is the bonnet.
Over the past few...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2012, 10:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By drewbie
I removed the 'black condom' from mine years ago...

I removed the 'black condom' from mine years ago and replaced it with an o ring that fits snugly into the cap. Im sure the condom is only there in the first place so it can be stored without fliud...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2012, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By drewbie
The exhaust system will fail if there is a...

The exhaust system will fail if there is a 'major' leak, so i guess its up to the examiner to determine when a minor leak becomes a major one.

Factory fitted exhausts stainless, no......... be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2011, 11:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By drewbie
The two part head MLS gasket should have been...

The two part head MLS gasket should have been fitted dry as it bonds itself to the metal on first fire up of the engine after fitting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th August 2011, 15:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By drewbie
However you do it, i just cut mine off roughly...

However you do it, i just cut mine off roughly then made a neat job of it before refitting it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th July 2011, 09:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By drewbie
As above, they vary with engine type.

As above, they vary with engine type.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2011, 21:13
Replies: 29
Views: 5,674
Posted By drewbie
Im confident that slave and master clutch...

Im confident that slave and master clutch cylinders would not fail so quickly if owners bled thru fresh fliud occasionly, when i first did mine it was black!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2011, 19:30
Replies: 21
Views: 7,079
Posted By drewbie
If you've lost 4 litres!!! of oil thru the...

If you've lost 4 litres!!! of oil thru the intercooler then as said your turbo oil seal is shot and i wouldnt use the car until sorted.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2011, 19:04
Replies: 29
Views: 5,674
Posted By drewbie
The brake master doesnt need a 'condom', i think...

The brake master doesnt need a 'condom', i think its only there so the whole unit can be sold as a ready filled off the shelf item. I removed mine and replaced it with an o ring. Bleed thru about...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2011, 16:36
Replies: 35
Views: 4,383
Posted By drewbie
The coolant level will always rise as it gets...

The coolant level will always rise as it gets hot, so the true level can only be taken when cold. So you are probably losing coolant whilst driving when the system is pressurized and this is not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2011, 17:02
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By drewbie
Try treating the screen with Rain X, worked for...

Try treating the screen with Rain X, worked for me but you do have to reapply occasionally.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2011, 17:31
Replies: 153
Views: 51,203
Posted By drewbie
You say you used Wondarweld, not K-seal, does...

You say you used Wondarweld, not K-seal, does Wondarweld not have the small particles in it like K-seal, that some say can block the heater matrix.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2010, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By drewbie
[QUOTE=sikelsh;603897]Hi All, After...

[QUOTE=sikelsh;603897]Hi All,



After the Turbo was done, the car has never ran at optimal temperature, so I asked Andy Willi to change the small Thermostat, and he did this had no effect, so...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2010, 16:43
Replies: 7
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Posted By drewbie
No, water pump, cam belt with a new tensioner are...

No, water pump, cam belt with a new tensioner are the usual extra jobs undertaken with a headgasket replacement, have you given any thought as to what type of head gasket is to be fitted, most people...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2010, 09:50
Replies: 153
Views: 51,203
Posted By drewbie
Cheers kaiser, yes ive replaced the water pump...

Cheers kaiser, yes ive replaced the water pump (this blew its seal a while back and may have been completely unrelated but id only just added a bottle of steel seal, thats why i was pleased to hear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2010, 12:52
Replies: 153
Views: 51,203
Posted By drewbie
Hi, about time we had another update please...

Hi, about time we had another update please kaiser, im about to take the plunge to see if it will cure the dreaded 50-100ml top up after most trips, (everything changed from head gasket to expansion...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2010, 13:03
Replies: 44
Views: 4,420
Posted By drewbie
The blackening of the fluid is mainly caused by...

The blackening of the fluid is mainly caused by the reaction of the fluid with aluminum. Best to use a brand name of dot 4.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2010, 12:06
Replies: 44
Views: 4,420
Posted By drewbie
I think the seal is just that, so that it can be...

I think the seal is just that, so that it can be sold as a sealed for life part and kept in store without the risk of fliud leaking from it. I removed and replaced it with an 'o' ring, i bleed thru...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2010, 10:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,530
Posted By drewbie
Nice bit of info T cut, ive put that into...

Nice bit of info T cut, ive put that into favorites cos i'll never find it when i need it :).
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st July 2010, 18:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By drewbie
Once in step thru to 19 then when 'off' shows...

Once in step thru to 19 then when 'off' shows step thru to 7, this will show coolant temp, you dont get long to press between digits.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2010, 16:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By drewbie
Sounds a bit extreme to remove the liners if you...

Sounds a bit extreme to remove the liners if you dont move the crank.
If the water ejected is cold its got to be a circulation problem, stat, pump, blockage, airlock.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th July 2010, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By drewbie
Have you got a PRT (pressure relief thermostat),...

Have you got a PRT (pressure relief thermostat), plastic t piece near bottom of rad, cos if the garage have fitted an old type stat you will overheat, there should be just a dumby in the old housing.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th June 2010, 19:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,824
Posted By drewbie
Dont see quite where you're going with this. Ive...

Dont see quite where you're going with this. Ive replaced the diaphram with an o ring, end of problem.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2010, 08:32
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By drewbie
Engine?????????????

Engine?????????????
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st June 2010, 08:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By drewbie
Spot on pab. I've changed all mine on both...

Spot on pab. I've changed all mine on both flanges for stainless set screws, allows more room to remove bits should the need come to dismantle.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2010, 20:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By drewbie
[quote=T-Cut;530326]Blimey. What type of hoses do...

[quote=T-Cut;530326]Blimey. What type of hoses do you have?

TC[/quotes

No wonder these cars are prone to head gasket failure :D.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2010, 18:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By drewbie
Mine settles just below the LOW mark but never...

Mine settles just below the LOW mark but never falls any lower, if i top it up it will just be blown out the cap on next trip.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2010, 19:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By drewbie
If the pedal goes right to the floor you do have...

If the pedal goes right to the floor you do have to help it on its way back up. If there's no sign of a fluid leak the seals must have gone in the master or slave.
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