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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st January 2022, 11:43
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By TourerSteve
These the trim's clips you looking for ...

These the trim's clips you looking for

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001806
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st January 2022, 08:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By TourerSteve
Cylinder 3 has the coil pack fitted so you can...

Cylinder 3 has the coil pack fitted so you can discount the HT Lead
I would remove the coil pack and check the HT to Plug connection for corrosion then check and gap the plug . One simple way to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2022, 20:37
Replies: 108
Views: 345,857
Posted By TourerSteve
Could you please PM me when you have tourer rear...

Could you please PM me when you have tourer rear waist seals in stock
Regards
Steve
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2022, 21:24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By TourerSteve
If you fitted new discs without pads the old ...

If you fitted new discs without pads the old pads will be shaped and scoured to the old discs and potentially not braking on all the disc

Handbrake works on the on the drum so won't be...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 5th January 2022, 20:14
Replies: 39
Views: 1,986
Posted By TourerSteve
Get The pen out Dave Add me Tractor...

Get The pen out Dave

Add me
Tractor Ted
and
M atty G

please
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th January 2022, 19:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By TourerSteve
How old is your brake fluid , when did you last...

How old is your brake fluid , when did you last change it ? Are the flex hoses original ? Get an assistant to stand on the brakes while you inspect the flex hose for any signs of breaking down, ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2022, 13:51
Replies: 82
Views: 4,327
Posted By TourerSteve
Why stop at 2 Cylinders , When you can have 3 ...

Why stop at 2 Cylinders , When you can have 3 cylinders , with 3 crankshafts and 6 piston's

The Napier Deltic was some engine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NdbonKRyKY
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd December 2021, 13:01
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By TourerSteve
I would first top up the system and check again...

I would first top up the system and check again for leaks
In the end of the steering rack there are oil seals ,not often but they have been known to pass oil and fill up the gaiter. eventually...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2021, 19:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By TourerSteve
On our facelift cars the connection under the...

On our facelift cars the connection under the floor pan (seat area) is simply nothing more than a 10mm male to female union connection with the brakes pipes flared with ops1 and ops 2 to create male...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 21:03
Replies: 51
Views: 2,541
Posted By TourerSteve
With the strut (including hub) in place fully...

With the strut (including hub) in place fully extended as no weight on it , you either have to push the strut backwards or forwards to allow the arm to lift along side the hub to get it to the ride...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:35
Replies: 51
Views: 2,541
Posted By TourerSteve
With the correct aligned bush housing the arm...

With the correct aligned bush housing the arm will need to be lifted up to the usual ride position so the bush in neutral loading
As I remember you refitted your arms while you had the strut...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 15:15
Replies: 51
Views: 2,541
Posted By TourerSteve
The bush should be a firm fit but lubricated will...

The bush should be a firm fit but lubricated will slide
This is for initial fitting only and once centralized the bush will soon pick up on the arm when weathered , hence on removal will be solid...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 09:34
Replies: 51
Views: 2,541
Posted By TourerSteve
Exactly that , the bush should be able to slide...

Exactly that , the bush should be able to slide to centralize
I recently fitted an SKF lower arm and bush and when fitted a firm push would allow the bush to slide along the arm , On other arms I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 21:39
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By TourerSteve
From your description , You have removed the...

From your description , You have removed the steering column at the U/J from the original rack without removing the steering wheel .
Fitting the reconditioned rack , once the U/J refitted and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By TourerSteve
Possibly that with your first coolant loss you...

Possibly that with your first coolant loss you entrained some Air in the system
and that has lowered your coolant level as the air as worked back to the header tank
But fitting the recommended...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 11:55
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By TourerSteve
With the sensitive electronics on most modern...

With the sensitive electronics on most modern cars these days why would you risk a crank test when for not a lot of money you can get a drop / load tester that will determine the condition of a...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2021, 18:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By TourerSteve
Interesting point that seems to get overlooked ...

Interesting point that seems to get overlooked (possibly intentionally)
With heat pumps being a refrigeration system you have other environmental potentials with the refrigerants should you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2021, 18:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By TourerSteve
Well at least if you work up a lather doing the...

Well at least if you work up a lather doing the job rest assured you can chill out and cool down with a drive in the car once completed :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2021, 10:51
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased to hear the handbrake adjustment was the...

Pleased to hear the handbrake adjustment was the problem and you have stopped the overheating
Reading how you have done it you have compensated for an over tight handbrake cable by releasing brake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 19:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By TourerSteve
Sorry to hear about your major engine failure ,...

Sorry to hear about your major engine failure , but with your enthusiasm I'm sure you will sort it and we will see the car at a meet sometime soon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2021, 08:21
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By TourerSteve
I agree I did mentioned brake cable...

I agree



I did mentioned brake cable tight in first post , was my main reason for getting to re test I agree 3 to 5 clicks, brake rub to wheels locked is realistic
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2021, 08:07
Replies: 49
Views: 2,538
Posted By TourerSteve
You can't beat sleeper chocks, blocks , Better...

You can't beat sleeper chocks, blocks , Better than axle stands in a lot of circumstances , particularly on car sills !:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2021, 08:03
Replies: 49
Views: 2,538
Posted By TourerSteve
Obviously I didn't either :} Had a day...

Obviously I didn't either :}


Had a day away yesterday so missed the fun
but will add a bit now . As seen, trolley jacks come in all shapes and sizes but certain attributes determine their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 07:23
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By TourerSteve
[QUOTE=whitegold;2903918]Just returned from a...

[QUOTE=whitegold;2903918]Just returned from a very enjoyable few hours at Water Wheel meet, thanks Brian.
Good to see old faces again and Tractor Ted, good to see you about again young man:}...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 18:23
Replies: 49
Views: 2,538
Posted By TourerSteve
Please would you be good enough to explain how...

Please would you be good enough to explain how you have come to the conclusion that the trolley jack will only be used to lift a 1530 kg car
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 16:41
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By TourerSteve
With lifting the car at bothsides the rear arms...

With lifting the car at bothsides the rear arms have lowered to the extended travel of the shock absorbers , and are not in the normal road traveling position
Your hand brake in the position your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 10:55
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By TourerSteve
I agree with stevestrat Both points valid, ...

I agree with stevestrat
Both points valid, but as the the misfire appears to be consistent for first 15-20 on engine start up I would revisit and check your inlet manifold for warping as is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2021, 13:01
Replies: 49
Views: 2,538
Posted By TourerSteve
Example of a trolley jack beam but bear in mind...

Example of a trolley jack beam but bear in mind the extra height meaning you will need a low profile jack ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 13:02
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By TourerSteve
I will second that one , Often will also rattle...

I will second that one , Often will also rattle as the engine comes to rest after it has been switched off .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2021, 11:07
Replies: 49
Views: 2,538
Posted By TourerSteve
I would definitely look for a 3 tonne heavy duty...

I would definitely look for a 3 tonne heavy duty high lift trolley jack that is capable of lifting your car on the centre jacking points giving you greater flexibility for use on your car . While...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2021, 20:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By TourerSteve
I found that 32 mm waste pipe brackets repaired...

I found that 32 mm waste pipe brackets repaired the screw side brackets of the rear light clusters with a bit of fettling and glued into position
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 20:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By TourerSteve
I have a selection of these in my garage to...

I have a selection of these in my garage to replace boots if I need to
At the moment your ball joints are not failing for wear
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By TourerSteve
If your struggling to check the header tank it...

If your struggling to check the header tank it may be easier to drain the coolant to check for oil
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2021, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By TourerSteve
You will only find flexi hoses for sale as brake...

You will only find flexi hoses for sale as brake pipes are made up from a roll using a flaring tool to form the ends .
Most garages will make brake pipes or you can buy the equipment and make your...
Forum: Technology Forum 11th October 2021, 19:13
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By TourerSteve
Reduce the size of your photo's by editing them...

Reduce the size of your photo's by editing them as I'm guessing that they are to big to up load :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2021, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By TourerSteve
Look at the evidence you have already Engine...

Look at the evidence you have already
Engine oil can only rise if not topped up by cross contamination of either fuel or coolant . How much extra fluid have you actually got on the dip stick ? Is...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2021, 07:37
Replies: 163,539
Views: 7,071,309
Posted By TourerSteve
But how many caught the Sunrise :}:}

But how many caught the Sunrise :}:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 18:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By TourerSteve
Obviously some passing of at least one of...

Obviously some passing of at least one of Schrader valves , As found by patrol man Pete , Refrigerant leaks can be problematic to locate and repair . At least with an AC specialist you should be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 11:26
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By TourerSteve
Ronnie With bypassing the trinary...

Ronnie
With bypassing the trinary switch the clutch engaged . This obviously indicates your not getting the trinary switch making a contact to engage the clutch
So looks like your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 07:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By TourerSteve
A picture for every occasion , Well done Artic...

A picture for every occasion , Well done Artic :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2021, 07:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By TourerSteve
Over pressure will inhibit the compressor as well...

Over pressure will inhibit the compressor as well but usually that is down to refrigerant cooling issues and the compressor will cycle in and out .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2021, 18:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By TourerSteve
The trinary switch I believe inhibits the...

The trinary switch I believe inhibits the Compressor clutch if the system has a low refrigerant pressure/ volume. Are you certain of refrigerant volume ?
Have you tried by passing the switch to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 14:18
Replies: 24
Views: 3,365
Posted By TourerSteve
I personally only place axle stands under the...

I personally only place axle stands under the subframes where they actually sit in the U of the stand . I never sit them anywhere where they sit on the ends of the U ,eg under the jacking points ....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2021, 13:53
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By TourerSteve
Are you sure the gasket that has failed ? Head...

Are you sure the gasket that has failed ?
Head gaskets on the 1.8 tend to fail in three ways

1 you get an elastomer breakdown and you get a cross contamination of engine fluids (eg coolant in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 18:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By TourerSteve
https://www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/Community/Commun...

https://www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/Community/Community-Speed-Watch.aspx

Seems that most police forces are encouraging this !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2021, 08:13
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By TourerSteve
Not actually tried running the engine while...

Not actually tried running the engine while checking the play so can't answer that one .
Have you had somebody hold the steering wheel while you have checked for play ? May be worth further...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2021, 16:43
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By TourerSteve
I've got slight play in my o/s steering rack...

I've got slight play in my o/s steering rack inner ball joint , Had Mot advisory but not enough to cause a problem , Will have to change at some point
Obviously will feel the play by jacking the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2021, 18:56
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By TourerSteve
To check your ARB bushes you need the car on all...

To check your ARB bushes you need the car on all four wheels with no torsion in the bar . Ultimately you need it over a pit or on a 4 post ramp .
Then from underneath you can check for movement of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 19:24
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By TourerSteve
I have now connected two Autel maxiscan...

I have now connected two Autel maxiscan diagnostic testers to my Rover 75 using the OBD11 /EOBD diagnostics mode with the ignition switched on
The models I have are EU702 Elite and MD808 pro . ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th September 2021, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By TourerSteve
Answer to Question 1 ...

Answer to Question 1
Just adding 1 litre of coolant to the system without removing air out the system would likely cause the result you got particularly if over...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 12:42
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By TourerSteve
Not a problem :} I would have an educated...

Not a problem :}

I would have an educated guess that the tyre size on the 16 " rims has been rounded up to a common tyre rating as the demand for H rated tyres at that size has not made them ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2021, 20:34
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By TourerSteve
If you re read your first post you actually asked...

If you re read your first post you actually asked for H rated tyres ,That's why I linked the page back to you ;) If you have a 1.8 or a diesel H Rated are the rating given in the MK2 handbook
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2021, 13:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By TourerSteve
https://www.national.co.uk/tyres-search?width=195&...

https://www.national.co.uk/tyres-search?width=195&profile=65&diameter=15&rating=H~&tyretype=car&season=winter
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 13:57
Replies: 5
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Views: 478
Posted By TourerSteve
Yes the Same header tank fits all Rover 45's ...

Yes the Same header tank fits all Rover 45's Looks like it was modified to include a sensor with the face lift. Text below probably answers the question
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2021, 10:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By TourerSteve
Will agree , for the cost, the quality of Norbar...

Will agree , for the cost, the quality of Norbar takes some beating ,as in a professional setting they perform and retain accuracy well
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 10:53
Replies: 5
ZS
Views: 478
Posted By TourerSteve
My Rover 45 A 2004 Club SE with a K 16 engine has...

My Rover 45 A 2004 Club SE with a K 16 engine has a coolant level sensor fitted ,
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2021, 07:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By TourerSteve
If going down that road why not change your flexi...

If going down that road why not change your flexi hoses as well

As a project on my Rover 45 I am in the middle of a suspension bush overhaul and am changing out the flexi hoses while stripped...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2021, 06:51
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By TourerSteve
They must have had a limp wristed crimper at the...

They must have had a limp wristed crimper at the factory as all our 75's have suffered from that issue :duh: :D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2021, 20:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By TourerSteve
Ultimately it should not make any difference...

Ultimately it should not make any difference whether you are braking on a road or on a Mot roller , The pressure in the brake system is created by how hard you stand on the pedal ! The only...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By TourerSteve
Obviously the Flexi is part of the front piece of...

Obviously the Flexi is part of the front piece of exhaust but you can buy repair pieces as listed below

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121148338835?hash=item1c3500f293:g:4uEAAOSw3q5ahCDa
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2021, 19:32
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By TourerSteve
Have had this with other makes of vehicle where...

Have had this with other makes of vehicle where the inertia mechanism is in the seat and have had to resort to undoing the anchor bolt . To stop this happening extend the belt and just put a clip on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 19:43
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By TourerSteve
You will have to fit like for like or change your...

You will have to fit like for like or change your callipers, Obviously you can fit discs with different coatings to combat rust
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 19:41
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By TourerSteve
Try here ;) ...

Try here ;)

https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/75-zt-fuel-tank-strap-wfs100443-genuine-mg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2021, 15:04
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By TourerSteve
Has the car got any history of a Head gasket...

Has the car got any history of a Head gasket change or with the mileage is it assumed original
Have you checked the car for any external leaks

K series head gaskets usually fail in two ways ,...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 7th August 2021, 21:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased you been successful in proving your...

Pleased you been successful in proving your habitational relay works , Pin 10

Did you carry on and disconnect the caravan battery to run the caravan off the car battery to see if that worked,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 12:46
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By TourerSteve
Paint code will give you the answer but Odyssey...

Paint code will give you the answer but Odyssey Blue a strong favourite
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 12:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By TourerSteve
You can always take that Metro of Lord Linc's as...

You can always take that Metro of Lord Linc's as a project :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th August 2021, 07:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By TourerSteve
Congratulations to you all ! Well Dave ,...

Congratulations to you all !

Well Dave , looks like your going to have to add a tourer to your fleet to cope with all the extra luggage :D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2021, 19:57
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By TourerSteve
As Steve says don't get hung up on the head...

As Steve says don't get hung up on the head gasket , as plenty of other reasons for coolant loss , I asked the question for a bit of history on the car .
As advised in my post you need to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th August 2021, 18:33
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By TourerSteve
Check for any obvious leaks and repair , but to...

Check for any obvious leaks and repair , but to get a base line to work from you need replenish your coolant ensuring that you bleed from the metal pipe above the clutch housing . Also ensure that...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 4th August 2021, 08:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
Servicing potentially could have picked this up...

Servicing potentially could have picked this up with his test equipment but would say that a more in depth test will be carried out on the external lighting as a legal requirement
Is it possible...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 3rd August 2021, 08:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
Unfortunate but this happens and no doubt you...

Unfortunate but this happens and no doubt you will not be able to buy the specific cable Lunar use

If you look at your manual page 48 it confirms that until you switch on the ignition the...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd August 2021, 20:49
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
How old is your caravan what make , model is it ....

How old is your caravan what make , model is it . Habitation relays have been around for a long while now . The easy way to check when the relay activates and knocks the 12v out is just to put the...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 2nd August 2021, 19:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
Have you got a Manual with wiring diagram for...

Have you got a Manual with wiring diagram for your van

Has the caravan had some work carried out on the wiring for the wiring to be in the wrong orientation ?


My own caravan has the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2021, 08:21
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By TourerSteve
Depending upon which union you are changing the...

Depending upon which union you are changing the R75 has a mixture of M10 x 1.0 and M12 x1.0 male unions ,
I basically hold a small stock of each for when I need to change a brake pipe
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st August 2021, 18:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By TourerSteve
Basically a flat battery if left for any length...

Basically a flat battery if left for any length of time with the van connected to the car . Also potential to blow fuses depending on each circuit loading

Your electrics are operating the wrong...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2021, 16:22
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By TourerSteve
Taken from my MK2 Handbook , would appear...

Taken from my MK2 Handbook , would appear 16"wheels 6.5 J

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85519&d=1622214746


Taken from MK 1 Handbook courtesy of BSAFLY
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2021, 15:49
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By TourerSteve
Personally I would let a PDR specialist look at...

Personally I would let a PDR specialist look at the damage first , providing the the paint not cracked its amazing what they can take out . The problem with a rear wheel arch is getting behind the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2021, 15:36
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By TourerSteve
With 225 tyres you would have to fit 225/45 R17 ...

With 225 tyres you would have to fit 225/45 R17 but have a read of the following thread and links as certain wheels had that size of tyre fitted
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st August 2021, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By TourerSteve
I believe the torque figure to be 125 nm 92.1...

I believe the torque figure to be 125 nm 92.1 lbs/ft but in the grand scheme of things 5nm approx 3.5 lbs ft will not make a great deal of difference when torqueing a wheel bolt with a torque...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2021, 18:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By TourerSteve
I would definitely enquire with a PDR specialist...

I would definitely enquire with a PDR specialist first before taking it to a body shop !
Our local man finds and straightens damage to panels :eek: , you don't see till he points it out , he's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 19:35
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By TourerSteve
I would have at an educated guess that you just...

I would have at an educated guess that you just need to read the last six numbers and ignore the XM , I believe the hoses part numbers changed during 2003 . so any car pre 2003 should have vin...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 09:47
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By TourerSteve
Hi Alex Have you got a service...

Hi Alex
Have you got a service history for when the timing service was last carried out , If not I would recommend carrying one out if not done within the last six years
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 09:23
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By TourerSteve
Preventative maintenance better than fix on fail...

Preventative maintenance better than fix on fail !
Basically with the age of our cars , it would make them an uneconomical right off
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2021, 09:00
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By TourerSteve
Considering the age and mileage, a sensible way...

Considering the age and mileage, a sensible way forward with a car that is an unknown quantity. You now have peace of mind that the timing service has been carried out
Whatever views others have I ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2021, 08:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By TourerSteve
As Dave says and a quoted the post the other day...

As Dave says and a quoted the post the other day


With the age of your belt (potentially over 3 times the recommended service period ) I would certainly change it as Rubber does deteriorate...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd July 2021, 20:22
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By TourerSteve
Have known this with 1.8's as well and will...

Have known this with 1.8's as well and will concur with T C that you have some air entrained in the system
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2021, 20:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By TourerSteve
As others have said try to use branded spares...

As others have said try to use branded spares were ever possible .

A lot of those manufactures have supplied MG Rover with genuine spares over the years , The likes of TRW, SKF ,Delphi , Gates,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st July 2021, 07:41
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By TourerSteve
Basically your doing the correct technique , but...

Basically your doing the correct technique , but you can always get your assistant to weight the pedal slightly as you open bleed nipple. Then push down with a nice steady stroke . Are you getting a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th July 2021, 18:42
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By TourerSteve
Makes it all worth it when you get another years...

Makes it all worth it when you get another years motoring ;)


Just put my tourer through the 6th MOT in my ownership this morning having fitted new front disc's , pads and drivers side lower arm...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2021, 07:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By TourerSteve
Told him I wanted it at 3 weeks old with 700 mile...

Told him I wanted it at 3 weeks old with 700 mile on the clock ! ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 19:56
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By TourerSteve
Not a Rover 75 but back in 1996 I bought a...

Not a Rover 75 but back in 1996 I bought a dealer demo , possible a launch version of the brand new Rover 420SDi in Tahiti blue . I bought that car within its demo period
As the saying goes ,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 19:40
Replies: 37
Views: 2,256
Posted By TourerSteve
No apologies needed , all the information was...

No apologies needed , all the information was there but not linkable as an url
Even now I can struggle to upload photo's as often even photo's taken by a phone have too big a resolution to upload, ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2021, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By TourerSteve
As stevestrat says try Paints4u I would contact...

As stevestrat says try Paints4u I would contact them because the do up to 4L tins as the term it industrial paint in a few different finishes including cellulose and would think they will mix any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th July 2021, 07:21
Replies: 37
Views: 2,256
Posted By TourerSteve
https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/44894451

https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/44894451
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th July 2021, 16:58
Replies: 41
Views: 5,802
Posted By TourerSteve
I would think that the majority of forum members...

I would think that the majority of forum members actually use axle stands to change out the arms . I have access to both a lift and pit but usually just change them on axle stands . I have found the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 20:21
Replies: 13,281
Views: 1,357,537
Posted By TourerSteve
Well you obviously used the right size socket !...

Well you obviously used the right size socket ! :bowdown::D
Take it the new one back in with plenty of cooper grease
What Make of arm have you used, I'm impressed with the quality of SKF arm and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th July 2021, 20:08
Replies: 13,281
Views: 1,357,537
Posted By TourerSteve
I had an advise on the inner tie rod last mot but...

I had an advise on the inner tie rod last mot but when checked could only find slight play on outer ball joint ,nothing on the inner tie rod :shrug:. hence changing out my bottom arm , Taking the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2021, 17:28
Replies: 41
Views: 5,802
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased to here you have been successful :D,...

Pleased to here you have been successful :D, some times you don't have to be frightened about giving things a good rattle with a big hammer :eek:
As said in earlier post , I've not had to resort...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2021, 07:03
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By TourerSteve
Another good post from Artic :bowdown: , It...

Another good post from Artic :bowdown: , It proves all the information is already somewhere within the forum , With the age of the car's usually somebody somewhere has had your problem and it has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2021, 06:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By TourerSteve
Unfortunately good 45's are getting few and far...

Unfortunately good 45's are getting few and far between now with the age of them , The old iron worm has certainly ravaged them more than the 75 but still see them appear from time to time , I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th July 2021, 06:45
Replies: 41
Views: 5,802
Posted By TourerSteve
Like Colvert I used a 7lb lump hammer , The...

Like Colvert I used a 7lb lump hammer ,
The higher the car from the ground the better the swing with the hammer ,
A Heavier hammer performs better as it is less likely to bounce and transfer's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2021, 14:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By TourerSteve
Mechanically probably more reliable than the 75...

Mechanically probably more reliable than the 75 with Honda under pining's , downside is the body not as heavy and not as as well rust protected as the 75
Otherwise drives and handles well
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th July 2021, 11:41
Replies: 41
Views: 5,802
Posted By TourerSteve
Had every intention of trying this method but...

Had every intention of trying this method but curiosity got the better of me and I tried it first with my hammer and was successful after 3 hits , So may be next time I will try it if I find a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2021, 11:33
Replies: 13,281
Views: 1,357,537
Posted By TourerSteve
Started to change my Timing belt out on my 1.8...

Started to change my Timing belt out on my 1.8 this morning, got the belt removed ready to renew . To keep my self occupied to lunch time decided to pre prep my O/S/F bottom arm ready to replace...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th July 2021, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By TourerSteve
As Dave Linc says A T4 is required to fully bleed...

As Dave Linc says A T4 is required to fully bleed the brakes
From experience I have always successfully bled the brakes when replacing brake pipes without a T4 but have always ensured that that I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th July 2021, 18:30
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By TourerSteve
I have had my Rover 45 on a classic policy for a...

I have had my Rover 45 on a classic policy for a number of years but have changed back to a conventional policy this year as the cost was substantially less . My advice is to shop around the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th July 2021, 14:47
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By TourerSteve
Ouch !:eek: I can see why you are asking ...

Ouch !:eek: I can see why you are asking


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265220716071?hash=item3dc062f627:g:sEUAAOSwMxRgfUrw#vi-ilComp

Just in case you don't find any
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2021, 17:24
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By TourerSteve
As Patrol man Pete says ! Also with your glass...

As Patrol man Pete says !
Also with your glass open latch the tail gate lock back closed and you can operate the rear wiper motor and check that the mechanism is operating smoothly
It doesn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th July 2021, 17:14
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By TourerSteve
Underneath the windscreen are two support /...

Underneath the windscreen are two support / locating bracket's for fitting the windscreen
https://rimmerbros.com/ItemRating--i-CMC100180
My windscreen cracked from the nearside one with no...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 3rd July 2021, 19:08
Replies: 215
Views: 14,207
Posted By TourerSteve
Great to have a return to some form of reality...

Great to have a return to some form of reality with a meet and day out with plenty of banter and a chance to catch up with friend's old and new !
Well done Dawn , you did your brother proud with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd July 2021, 20:27
Replies: 13,281
Views: 1,357,537
Posted By TourerSteve
I always leave the nut on a couple of threads...

I always leave the nut on a couple of threads until I loosen the wedge !
Have known people ping them into the engine bay :eek::duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th June 2021, 19:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By TourerSteve
Sachs do an heavy duty spring for the 75 tourer ,...

Sachs do an heavy duty spring for the 75 tourer , these by nature would give you a higher ride height as designed for the Rover rather than the MG ZT -T
Fitted a pair to my tourer with saggy rear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th June 2021, 19:19
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By TourerSteve
No but the Copper grease and the Dynex S50 will...

No but the Copper grease and the Dynex S50 will certainly help !
Bolt shank well copper greased will aid removal even after a few years ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 06:55
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By TourerSteve
Over torqueing providing your still within the...

Over torqueing providing your still within the bolt yield strength will not be a problem but once taken beyond that point a bolt will not recover . Hence good practice to fit new bolts on bolts that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2021, 06:46
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By TourerSteve
In theory this shouldn't matter as your...

In theory this shouldn't matter as your tightening on two flanges , . I always fit the bolt in the same orientation as the top hub pinch bolt
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2021, 19:41
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By TourerSteve
If Your having to retighten your pinch bolts are...

If Your having to retighten your pinch bolts are you overtightening and stretching them ? as once tightened should not become loose. A bolt should be tightened within the designed yield strength...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 10:36
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
You may have to dress up the lips on corners of...

You may have to dress up the lips on corners of the arm a bit as some of the arms are a bit roughly manufactured
I have encountered this before
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2021, 07:28
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Answered your own question there ! ;) ...

Answered your own question there ! ;)
Basically you have done a front end overhaul, I would advise tracking check :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 20:48
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Like your style :D:D His and her spanners for...

Like your style :D:D His and her spanners for twice the pull :D:D
As usual a useful pictorial to help in experienced members
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 20:25
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By TourerSteve
Symptoms are Handling seem more vague and also...

Symptoms are Handling seem more vague and also the car seems unsettled during braking . if totally failed can bump under your feet as lower arm hits bush housing
If the bushes have failed you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2021, 06:52
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Notice your experience's appear to centre around...

Notice your experience's appear to centre around gross over tightening not bolts coming loose !, (often a result of an over enthusiastic tyre fitter with a windy gun)
By hand People without...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2021, 19:19
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By TourerSteve
Does this look familiar ! ;)

Does this look familiar ! ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 20:00
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Well done !:bowdown: The otherside will be a...

Well done !:bowdown: The otherside will be a breeze when you come to do it especially with that new breakers bar:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 16:29
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
:bowdown Not tried the above...

:bowdown



Not tried the above personally as I have always had success with my 7LB Lump Hammer Couple of hits and they usually surrender ! Heavier the hammer less bounce ! Thank Smudge for his...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 16:22
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-FT114407 ...

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-FT114407

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001541

Success:D:D:D , It proves Breaker bars work ! ::bowdown:
Buy new for what they cost , Only issue with Rimmers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 08:33
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
I think you will find for the reasons above the...

I think you will find for the reasons above the bolt will be tighter than 150nm and will take extra force to to break out , hence the broken Torque wench .
Ideally you want a straight pull from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 19:18
Replies: 48
Views: 3,155
Posted By TourerSteve
You know you have the right size socket when you...

You know you have the right size socket when you actually sheer the head off rather than round the bolt:eek: . Amazing the bolt usually turns first with a 10.9 bolt :} I oftens hammer on an impact...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 18:37
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Not had a good day then ! If your socket slipped...

Not had a good day then ! If your socket slipped has your bolt head wasted away ? and as a result your socket a loose fit over the bolt head ? If so can you fit a smaller socket eg 17 mm or an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 07:54
Replies: 48
Views: 3,155
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased to hear you found a solution , If your...

Pleased to hear you found a solution , If your rounding bolts off are you using hexagon impact sockets and are you ensuring they are a snug fit as often's fitting a size smaller will work without...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2021, 14:52
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By TourerSteve
Chances are if it been in the oven, the heat has...

Chances are if it been in the oven, the heat has affected one of Your belts or most likely a tensioner .
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2021, 07:23
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Not at all Simon ! You are only challenged when...

Not at all Simon ! You are only challenged when you aren't promoting the superior method and rightly so , Even then like now you can't accept it and have to have the last word
We All learn...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 18:58
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
No not been pedantic Just trying to put into...

No not been pedantic Just trying to put into prospective that torque wrenches are for tightening fasteners and while they can undo fasteners , a Strong Arm / Breaker bar is the correct tool for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 18:50
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
With my Mechanical experience I'm still not...

With my Mechanical experience I'm still not buying into using a torque wench to undo bolts when I have a perfectly good Strong arm / Breaker bar to carry out the task they are designed to do! !
I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 18:22
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
Keep following Artic's pictorial you wont go far...

Keep following Artic's pictorial you wont go far wrong !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 19:07
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
: Sound engineering practices , Any body...

:

Sound engineering practices , Any body with an engineering background will never use a mechanical torque wrench to break out fastenings
Have used Pneumatic and hydraulic torque equipment to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 18:50
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
You chose to ignore the fact that I first...

You chose to ignore the fact that I first mentioned using a socket with a Strong arm just homing in to the comment I made to "IF using two spanners as Artic shows !" that was added as didn't know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 07:05
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By TourerSteve
As you have not given any description of the...

As you have not given any description of the problems with your head , I am guessing that the head has been skimmed before and your's have problems around your fire ring area of your head .
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 20:05
Replies: 112
Views: 4,990
Posted By TourerSteve
A Torque wrench is a calibrated precision...

A Torque wrench is a calibrated precision instrument and under no circumstances should be used to undo tight bolts by raising the setting ,
If using a socket the correct tool is a strong arm . If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2021, 08:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By TourerSteve
Obviously resized for MK2 cars , so either size...

Obviously resized for MK2 cars , so either size is right depending on the age of your car .
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th June 2021, 08:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By TourerSteve
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85519&d=1622214746

Revisited my MK2 Handbook and according to the above data 225/45 R17 was not a factory fit option for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2021, 20:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By TourerSteve
Have a read of post below , If doesn't give you...

Have a read of post below , If doesn't give you the answers you need repost and can recheck my hand book .

From my MK 2 Handbook

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=313185
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd June 2021, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By TourerSteve
Your racing ahead there as you haven't fully...

Your racing ahead there as you haven't fully diagnosed the problem but if the liners are low you can actually buy shim kits
I have linked Rimmers Bros but a google search will give you plenty...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 17:49
Replies: 48
Views: 3,155
Posted By TourerSteve
Have you left your ARB clamp tight as that can be...

Have you left your ARB clamp tight as that can be an MOT failure
Arms are a bit of a chew but not as daunting as been made out !
Main thing is on fitting is getting the arm up to approximate ride...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd June 2021, 16:58
Replies: 48
Views: 3,155
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased to hear one side removed no problem ...

Pleased to hear one side removed no problem
Sorry to hear you having problems with the ARB ,but perfectly achievable without removing the ARB . As long as your confident the rear bush housing is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2021, 16:48
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By TourerSteve
Pleased to hear you getting sorted , Hopefully...

Pleased to hear you getting sorted , Hopefully matching part No matching part
My local MG storeman was right then that central stores carried stock !
I take it the generic one you ordered wasn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2021, 17:26
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By TourerSteve
My Tourer is a MK2 (facelift) with paint code JYA...

My Tourer is a MK2 (facelift) with paint code JYA which is as you say Seafrost , I think mine was one of 53 in that colour so not that many about as obviously Rover collapsed not that long after the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 13:29
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By TourerSteve
Have you sorted the fault and got it back together

Have you sorted the fault and got it back together
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2021, 13:23
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By TourerSteve
You have probably worked it out by now ! They are...

You have probably worked it out by now ! They are designed to push easy together and lock They have a barb on them which locks them in , Sometimes you can nip the outer sleeve to release them ,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2021, 06:59
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By TourerSteve
I think looking at the more neutral photo's the...

I think looking at the more neutral photo's the car is actually Seafrost blue
Ski blue is more silvery as shown on Artic's photo's
My seafrost Car looks more bluey than the Ski blue from the...
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