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Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 19:14
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Mike Noc
More of getting a bit more out of the slave...

More of getting a bit more out of the slave cylinder than a cure Jon, but we'll see how long term the effect is. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2020, 14:49
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Noc
Bit of a journey Ian - that site is in Kettering....

Bit of a journey Ian - that site is in Kettering. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 14:01
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Mike Noc
Easier to just unplug the control valve. :}

Easier to just unplug the control valve. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 13:57
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Mike Noc
Time for an update; the level is now constant so...

Time for an update; the level is now constant so the leak has stopped. I'll keep monitoring and see how it goes. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2020, 13:52
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Mike Noc
Not a good test - far better to remove the cover...

Not a good test - far better to remove the cover over the passenger side rear seat, disconnect the outlet pipe, fit another bit of pipe with the other end in a jar, unplug the UBP and then with key...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2020, 20:21
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Noc
I took all my torque wrenches to work and...

I took all my torque wrenches to work and calibrated them using the brand new very expensive ones on site that came complete with calibration certificates. :}

Tightened a nut and bolt with my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2020, 22:43
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike Noc
They have 8 inch stamped on them but are 7 and a...

They have 8 inch stamped on them but are 7 and a 1/4 inch with the jaws together.





Link????? - they have been travelling with me in my toolcase for well over 30 years. :D


I'd post...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 22:16
Replies: 265
Views: 29,780
Posted By Mike Noc
Look on the bright side - keep driving and you...

Look on the bright side - keep driving and you can move above them! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2020, 10:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,421
Posted By Mike Noc
Annual depreciation can now be measured in pence,...

Annual depreciation can now be measured in pence, not pounds. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2020, 23:04
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly my nearest place of work is 126 miles away,...

Sadly my nearest place of work is 126 miles away, so I won't be risking buying one of these - Big Ron can get there and back twice with plenty of derv left in the tank. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2020, 22:39
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Mike Noc
Strange that the MIL didn't light up - it should...

Strange that the MIL didn't light up - it should with a blocked fuel filter. Any blockage further down wouldn't affect the UBP as the differential pressure valve would open, but that sits after the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 20:40
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By Mike Noc
I once had a cutting out at idle fault that...

I once had a cutting out at idle fault that turned out to be due to an aftermarket MAF that had given up the ghost. Have you tried unplugging the MAF sensor?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2020, 11:22
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Mike Noc
Some of the new pumps come with clear plastic...

Some of the new pumps come with clear plastic protectors over the open pipe ends. If one is left on it can jam in the fuel hose and partially block it causing the faults you are experiencing.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 22:22
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By Mike Noc
Exactly as it should be. :D

Exactly as it should be. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Mike Noc
Ha ha - I'll be knocking on your door for another...

Ha ha - I'll be knocking on your door for another sticker if it gets back from the Moon! :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2020, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Mike Noc
Mine was delivered new from the factory but still...

Mine was delivered new from the factory but still had 186 miles on the clock. :getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 21:06
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By Mike Noc
Thanks Jon - I've got two now and they keep me...

Thanks Jon - I've got two now and they keep me busy enough - just finished converting a toy cart so that it can be pulled by a pet sheep with the granddaughter onboard....It's long story!

...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2020, 10:13
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By Mike Noc
Congratulations Ian. It is sad that you can't...

Congratulations Ian. It is sad that you can't travel up and visit, but great that the baby arrived safe and well.


My Grandson was born in August with some health issues, so went from Guildford...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 22:29
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
You check the amount of fuel leaking back from...

You check the amount of fuel leaking back from each injector running the engine at idle. Disconnect the leakback pipes and blank off the open end back to the return circuit or fuel will spill out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 14:28
Replies: 41
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mike Noc
:iagree::wot::iagree: Yep that's the way I'd do...

:iagree::wot::iagree: Yep that's the way I'd do it. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 14:22
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
If it was me I'd carry out a leak back test on...

If it was me I'd carry out a leak back test on the injectors next.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2020, 12:27
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
Did you try running it with the MAF unplugged?...

Did you try running it with the MAF unplugged? Also, when it cuts out does the oil light come on with key to position II?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 17:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike Noc
Looking at the photos Mr Previous Owner rounded...

Looking at the photos Mr Previous Owner rounded them off for you then. Once they get to that stage the only thing I've found that can move them is a mini monkey wrench - mole wrenches tend to slip...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 14:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike Noc
Did you use a surface drive socket and give it a...

Did you use a surface drive socket and give it a good few clumps with the hammer? That helps break up any rust in the threads.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2020, 12:32
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mike Noc
Only use heat as a last resort. If the fitting is...

Only use heat as a last resort. If the fitting is seized then cut the solid pipe above it, hammer a surface drive socket on and it should shift - never failed for me. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2020, 00:37
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Mike Noc
Hope you mentioned spring protectors Andy. I know...

Hope you mentioned spring protectors Andy. I know they aren't 100% effective but every spring I've had let go they have saved the tyre if fitted and cost a tyre when they weren't. I make a point of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2020, 00:25
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
Depends on if they are corroded in or not. One...

Depends on if they are corroded in or not. One other thing worth checking is the HP pressure sensor wiring and plug connections.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2020, 23:06
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Mike Noc
That's great news Matthew, but it may help other...

That's great news Matthew, but it may help other owners to know what you did to fix it. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2020, 18:25
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
Nice one! :}

Nice one! :}
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2020, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Mike Noc
I remember it well Ian - first car I drove on it...

I remember it well Ian - first car I drove on it when it opened was a convertible Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Hardly any other cars on the road too. From what I remember the M25 hadn't been completed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2020, 10:57
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
It's possible - some aftermarket MAFs do strange...

It's possible - some aftermarket MAFs do strange things. It is a quick and easy check to unplug it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2020, 10:52
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Mike Noc
Have a good look at the front springs - one may...

Have a good look at the front springs - one may have snapped and the end stuck into the tyre.
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2020, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Mike Noc
Took them donkeys' years to complete the A3...

Took them donkeys' years to complete the A3 tunnel under the Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead, so don't hold your breath. :getmecoat:


6 months after they closed and turfed over the old road I was...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2020, 10:26
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By Mike Noc
An evil man. Finally caught when police checked...

An evil man. Finally caught when police checked the car he was driving and it was on false plates - a Rover P6.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2020, 10:13
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Mike Noc
To power the IPK up on the bench connect +12V to...

To power the IPK up on the bench connect +12V to pins 6 and 8, and negative to pin 9 all on the white socket.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2020, 10:37
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By Mike Noc
Try running it with the MAF unplugged and see if...

Try running it with the MAF unplugged and see if things improve. If not then make sure the EGR valve isn't sticking or damaged allowing leak past.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 21:17
Replies: 124
Views: 7,964
Posted By Mike Noc
She was going to do me for no BS number, but let...

She was going to do me for no BS number, but let it go as the spacing and everything else was correct. Funnily enough had I got a ticket I probably would have paid it, but later found out that my car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 18:49
Replies: 124
Views: 7,964
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep not much work to get a ticket. :} I do...

Yep not much work to get a ticket. :}

I do hope you never bump into the WPC who stopped me at 2 in the morning - from what I see of the photos she'll do you for illegal number plates. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 15:23
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Mike Noc
Well done Ian - the fleet are a credit to you.

Well done Ian - the fleet are a credit to you.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2020, 13:45
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you removed the scrivet like clips with the...

Have you removed the scrivet like clips with the 3 holes in them at the base of the panel? They unscrew - usually no problem with just your fingers if you wear rubber gloves, but if they are tight...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 13:39
Replies: 33
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mike Noc
Just did exactly that Jim and the first result...

Just did exactly that Jim and the first result that came up had the Jaguar Owners discussing our cars! :D

https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=98778
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 10:58
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Mike Noc
Good luck with the MOT. I've driven mine from new...

Good luck with the MOT. I've driven mine from new and it is now 20 years old.

Just got another year's ticket on it and I had to do a fair amount of work this time round - it was 18 months since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2020, 08:24
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Mike Noc
Whoever did the job on Mrs Noc's car wound the...

Whoever did the job on Mrs Noc's car wound the nut so far down it damaged the thread and I had to cut it off. :mad:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2020, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Mike Noc
Cheers Mick - sounds like a ray of hope! :}

Cheers Mick - sounds like a ray of hope! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2020, 15:12
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Mike Noc
Extending the life of a leaking Slave Cylinder

Always good to see the many 'How To's' on the forum, although you don't tend to get any 'I tried this and it isn't worth doing' threads. :}

The jury is still out on this one - it could go either...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2020, 18:27
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mike Noc
I just heard the Brigadier in charge of the 2000...

I just heard the Brigadier in charge of the 2000 soldiers marching on Liverpool as you see it, during the television conference; ' It is a privilege to help the people of Liverpool in their time of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2020, 12:49
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Mike Noc
Has the EWS been replaced at some point? I've...

Has the EWS been replaced at some point? I've heard of problems with later versions of the EWS.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2020, 12:44
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Mike Noc
Just in case there are any V8 owners looking in,...

Just in case there are any V8 owners looking in, the temperature controls do affect coolant flow. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2020, 12:39
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Mike Noc
Nothing like a bit of decent walnut on the dash!...

Nothing like a bit of decent walnut on the dash! :drool4:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2020, 08:16
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes if the small pipe that enters the top of the...

Yes if the small pipe that enters the top of the expansion tank gets blocked it will. Run the engine at idle with the cap off and make sure coolant flows into the expansion tank.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2020, 19:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I'm no expert on the K aseries heads but I...

Well I'm no expert on the K aseries heads but I wouldn't fit that without skimming it first.
And just to qualify that statement I'm not an expert on anything else either. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2020, 10:31
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
Thought I'd smarten the old boy up with a nice...

Thought I'd smarten the old boy up with a nice new pair of number plates - smiley for the back of course! :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2020, 09:32
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Mike Noc
As you said Jon these are designed to be fitted...

As you said Jon these are designed to be fitted without bleeding. Dates can be written right to left I was checking something from Sweden yesterday and that's how they printed it. The blue label...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2020, 07:39
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Mike Noc
Shame Marinabrian isn't here anymore Denis - he...

Shame Marinabrian isn't here anymore Denis - he may have been able to help. Sadly he left/retired/got banned depending on who you talk to. :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2020, 07:27
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Mike Noc
Maybe it came with an Aubergine interior and...

Maybe it came with an Aubergine interior and someone has had it away - I would! :}


What trim code is listed on the plate riveted to the bottom of the B pillar passenger side?
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2020, 08:10
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mike Noc
I'll have a pint of whatever it is you've been...

I'll have a pint of whatever it is you've been drinking. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2020, 21:35
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Mike Noc
:wantpics: So post one up Jon! :D

:wantpics:



So post one up Jon! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2020, 19:44
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Mike Noc
Did you pressure test the heat exchanger Rob, or...

Did you pressure test the heat exchanger Rob, or could you see that the gasket was leaking?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 18:36
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Noc
:iagree::wot::iagree: Yes check the...

:iagree::wot::iagree:


Yes check the current drain when all the ECUs have gone to sleep. Plenty of threads on here with good advice if you do a search. I've had a faulty CD Autochanger in the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 13:39
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
Well I'd sooner fit them than any unbranded...

Well I'd sooner fit them than any unbranded items. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 12:49
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
The Rimmer bearings are genuine Rover and the...

The Rimmer bearings are genuine Rover and the Ebay items appear to be unbranded, but you could be right they might all emanate from China.

I only referenced the Rimmer page to show the part - you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 12:31
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes it does look like your seal is damaged - it...

Yes it does look like your seal is damaged - it is going to have to come apart anyway so strip it down and see what the seal looks like once the top bearing cover is off.

When I did mine I just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2020, 10:43
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
Ah well whoever built the assembly up got it...

Ah well whoever built the assembly up got it wrong then. :}

It's easy to do as the overlap is quite shallow and if you twist the bearing out of alignment a bit too much the seal disappears below...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2020, 21:41
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
Sadly it looks like you have nipped or damaged...

Sadly it looks like you have nipped or damaged the seal - can happen when fitting the bearing if you aren't careful enough.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2020, 21:32
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Mike Noc
You did well to get that many miles out of the...

You did well to get that many miles out of the original Rob. :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2020, 00:09
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Funnily enough, if you don't use the locking tool...

Funnily enough, if you don't use the locking tool nothing drops into the engine anyhow. Not suggesting you try it but I have. ;)

The second timing chain that drives the camshafts above the HP pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 23:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mike Noc
I used a drift and a lump hammer. :}

I used a drift and a lump hammer. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 23:55
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Noc
As far as I know David there is a spigot bearing...

As far as I know David there is a spigot bearing in the DMF, but it isn't used by the Getrag gearbox fitted to our cars.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 13:26
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Could do if it was thick enough. Mine broke after...

Could do if it was thick enough. Mine broke after a few years from new - I was doing around 35k miles a year mind. I took the bracket off and welded it up. That lasted longer than the original but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 11:24
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
It's not heat fatigue but vibration that...

It's not heat fatigue but vibration that fractures the bracket. Stainless is less malleable than mild steel so more likely to snap again.

Quickest and easiest fix is to remove all traces of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th October 2020, 23:50
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Mike Noc
If they changed the diesel MOT to an analytical...

If they changed the diesel MOT to an analytical test like they do for the petrol engines then having an EGR bypass could become an issue, but the diesel emission test is just for visible smoke, so an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2020, 23:29
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Mike Noc
You and me both Andy. :}

You and me both Andy. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2020, 23:56
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Mike Noc
Get a biocide and dose the tank with it.

Get a biocide and dose the tank with it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2020, 23:47
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Mike Noc
The Best Banger Meet Ever????? To be honest I've...

The Best Banger Meet Ever????? To be honest I've not only seen but also raced in far better banger races than that. :}

The beauty of Granadas were that they were strong and apart from the usual...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2020, 19:20
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Mike Noc
Make sure the steering wheel lock is on when...

Make sure the steering wheel lock is on when lifting at the rear centre jacking point to prevent the risk of the car slewing off the jack.


Don't worry about jacking on the rear centre point...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2020, 19:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By Mike Noc
I don't let them anywhere near the car. ;) ...

I don't let them anywhere near the car. ;)

Drop the wheels off, pick them up once the new boots are on and fit them. :}

I'd fit them meself too if I had the balancing gear.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2020, 10:28
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By Mike Noc
Given the sentiments of this thread, which I...

Given the sentiments of this thread, which I wholeheartedly agree with, if Brian wished to return I take it he will be welcomed back with open arms Simon?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2020, 10:21
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Mike Noc
I looked at checking the DMF free play in situ by...

I looked at checking the DMF free play in situ by jacking one front wheel up with the car in gear, and measuring the rotational movement of the wheel. Any play in the gearbox, differential and drive...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2020, 17:17
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
Drove to the garage today and got an MOT. Had to...

Drove to the garage today and got an MOT. Had to do a fair bit of work this time round but it was getting on for 18 months since the last one. :}

No advisories so more than happy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 15:05
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Mike Noc
Have you got a local Landrover Independent...

Have you got a local Landrover Independent garage? I take a couple of 5 litre cans round to mine and they fill them up with the correct stuff at a reasonable cost.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 13:07
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
Thanks Steve - I bought a Sykes Pickavant...

Thanks Steve - I bought a Sykes Pickavant Flaremaster a few years ago on Brian's recommendation and I'm more than happy with it. I colour coded the dies to make it a bit easier to use.

I didn't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 12:17
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
Another pre-MOT job - replacing both front brake...

Another pre-MOT job - replacing both front brake pipes. Finished the nearside and just waiting for the rain to stop before fitting the offside.


https://i.imgur.com/x4pCW4e.jpg?1
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 11:20
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Mike Noc
Fair point and if it floats your boat then great....

Fair point and if it floats your boat then great. Doesn't do it for me though. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 10:06
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Mike Noc
Complete cases are available and you can swap the...

Complete cases are available and you can swap the blade and innards over - you need to spend a couple of minutes with a file if you buy the cheapo eBay items.
Don't forget to swap the small separate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2020, 09:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mike Noc
I wouldn't hold your breath. Had a look through...

I wouldn't hold your breath. Had a look through past threads started by the OP, and many of them are left up in the air. I gave him some advice a couple of years ago on testing ABS sensors and no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 20:45
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
Released mine today with a pair of long nose...

Released mine today with a pair of long nose pliers, no problem. They are a tight fit to connect back up again mind, and need to be aligned accurately before they will lock together.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 20:39
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Mike Noc
It's poverty spec! :getmecoat:

It's poverty spec! :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2020, 14:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mike Noc
Cheapest way would probably be to buy a scrapper,...

Cheapest way would probably be to buy a scrapper, strip out everything you need, flog off any good bits and weigh in the rest.
Did that when I needed a new bonnet and when everything was added up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 09:30
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Mike Noc
For checking it then my first post is as good a...

For checking it then my first post is as good a way as any. To permanently install a gauge then as suggested get a suitable T fitting and keep the oil pressure switch so that you get an alert if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 08:34
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
In defence of the designer you removed the...

In defence of the designer you removed the release mechanism and then connected the coupling. There could only be one outcome.These couplings work fine when used as designed.

As mentioned you can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 08:08
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Mike Noc
David just to clear up any confusion, do you want...

David just to clear up any confusion, do you want to check the oil pressure, or fit a permanent gauge?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 09:38
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Mike Noc
Funnily enough I fitted the old disc shield to a...

Funnily enough I fitted the old disc shield to a replacement front hub yesterday and even with the 3 holding bolts removed I had to jemmy it off it was such a tight fit.


Even if it rusted...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 08:55
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By Mike Noc
Modern diesel has a higher percentage of...

Modern diesel has a higher percentage of biodiesel added, and that provides better lubricity than straight dinodiesel.
I've always used the cheapest derv I could find, nothing on the HP fuel side...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2020, 08:50
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Mike Noc
If it is a diesel then check the vacuum hose to...

If it is a diesel then check the vacuum hose to the EGR valve for any splits - it can wear through due to engine vibration if not correctly routed.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2020, 08:46
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Mike Noc
If it is coming from the back then could be one...

If it is coming from the back then could be one of the brake shoe holding pins has come adrift due to corrosion of the backplate.
If it coming from the front you may be lucky and find a stone caught...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 11:47
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Mike Noc
Well the first thing to do is find another...

Well the first thing to do is find another garage. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 11:38
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Mike Noc
Never tried it on the M47R, but do every now and...

Never tried it on the M47R, but do every now and again on my Commando. :}

Easy enough to remove the oil pressure switch and attach the gauge. You should get 1.5 Bar at cold idle and 3.45 to 4.5...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2020, 10:04
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes the ATF won't have an adverse effect on the...

Yes the ATF won't have an adverse effect on the engine cooling.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2020, 23:13
Replies: 13,099
Views: 1,042,802
Posted By Mike Noc
MOT time looming up again. Replaced the OSF hub...

MOT time looming up again. Replaced the OSF hub and treated it to a new bearing and ABS sensor.



https://i.imgur.com/gu0JmNn.jpg?2


Fitted a new back box.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2020, 23:01
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Mike Noc
Does the oil light come on with key to position 2...

Does the oil light come on with key to position 2 as it should?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 22:35
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
If you are replacing just the bearing on the...

If you are replacing just the bearing on the tensioner or idler you can do it without dropping the engine but if you are replacing the tensioner unit itself then you do need to. Luckily they aren't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 22:28
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
The two door Coupes and the Fastbacks looked...

The two door Coupes and the Fastbacks looked good, and rare - only seen a couple in the flesh over the years. :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 20:42
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
Well this evening's episode had a two tone Jag...

Well this evening's episode had a two tone Jag which actually looked quite clean, but they still crashed it. Interestingly as it fell on its side you could see thay had covered the sunroof and added...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 20:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,621
Posted By Mike Noc
If you take them down to Lourdes and dip them in...

If you take them down to Lourdes and dip them in the holy water you might be in with a chance. :}
But if you clumped them as hard as I did to get them out they are toast. You could try testing them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 19:39
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Follow Steve's How To step by step guided by the...

Follow Steve's How To step by step guided by the photos and you won't go wrong. ;)


I don't bother disturbing the wheel arch liner but then again I've done a few of these over the years. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 13:38
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
Evenin All!

Evenin All!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2020, 13:35
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By Mike Noc
For anyone who has got a car with a particulate...

For anyone who has got a car with a particulate filter that is good news. :}






Mine too Andy, although I've done a few miles more. They do seem to go very well on the cheap stuff. :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2020, 09:11
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Easy job then. I use a long flat thin bar with...

Easy job then. I use a long flat thin bar with the last 10mm bent at 90 degrees to hook the belt round the various pulleys.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 22:49
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep happened again tonight with the first of the...

Yep happened again tonight with the first of the two Jags that were smashed - one at the start and and the other in the final scene. Come to think of it the boot shot up well before the crash!

If...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 22:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mike Noc
Now you tell him! :D

Now you tell him! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 22:31
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
The reservoir capacity is pretty limited with or...

The reservoir capacity is pretty limited with or without the condom Harry, but I agree in the great scheme of things it doesn't make much difference whether you replace it or not. As I said the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 22:17
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep no need to touch the engine mount to change...

Yep no need to touch the engine mount to change the belts. I just remove the undertray.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 14:13
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
Great photos as ever Steve. :bowdown:

Great photos as ever Steve. :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 14:11
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
The rubber condom allows for the level to rise...

The rubber condom allows for the level to rise and fall in the reservoir whilst keeping air out of the system - the idea being clutch fluid is hygroscopic and will pick up moisture if exposed to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2020, 12:49
Replies: 55
Views: 1,889
Posted By Mike Noc
No that's the HP sensor. The regulator sits on...

No that's the HP sensor. The regulator sits on the back of the engine driven HP fuel pump. The front shaft seal can also leak on the high pressure pump, but you won't find that leaking to ground, it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 09:26
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Mike Noc
Often mentioned on the forum but I had a 75...

Often mentioned on the forum but I had a 75 diesel that wouldn't start on a frosty morning with a temperature of -6C. The glow plug relay had corroded and been removed months before so I thought I'd...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2020, 09:09
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Mike Noc
Clean as a whistle Ian. :}

Clean as a whistle Ian. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 23:40
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Mike Noc
They changed the cover in the rear wheel arch for...

They changed the cover in the rear wheel arch for a shorter one and this allows water to get in.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 23:10
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes any decent brand correct grade oil will be...

Yes any decent brand correct grade oil will be fine. For the last few years I have used Triple QX 10w40 semi-synthetic bought from Eurocarparts/carparts4less when they have a better than usual sale...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2020, 09:25
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Mike Noc
If you disconnect the fuel line from the UBP...

If you disconnect the fuel line from the UBP where it enters the filter and place the end in a large jar with key to position 2 you should see if you are getting a good supply of fuel or not. Worth...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 23:34
Replies: 35
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mike Noc
These are cool running engines, so if you drive...

These are cool running engines, so if you drive sedately in cold weather 78 degrees may be all you will get even if you fit another stat.


As for engine fans I fitted a single speed fan from a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 23:20
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes looks like it could be. Saves scrabbling...

Yes looks like it could be. Saves scrabbling around under the dash. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 22:56
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
Ha ha - back in the day no-one, and I mean no-one...

Ha ha - back in the day no-one, and I mean no-one wanted them. All the rough ones were going to the scrapyard either way, so it really didn't matter whether they had a quick detour for a couple of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 17:12
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes Brian labelled all his home made items as...

Yes Brian labelled all his home made items as being Frabtel. Not sure of the origin though.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 16:12
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep, and to think I used to banger race them back...

Yep, and to think I used to banger race them back in the day. Oh the follies of youth! :getmecoat:


https://i.imgur.com/JghwZ2c.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 15:18
Replies: 84
Views: 33,010
Posted By Mike Noc
Give us an update on the Haldex oil and filter...

Give us an update on the Haldex oil and filter change Steve - they were an improvement on the Freelander 1 viscous unit but some have oil contamination problems and will be good to see how yours...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 15:14
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
Yep. That has got Frabtel written all over it!...

Yep. That has got Frabtel written all over it! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 15:11
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Mike Noc
Might be just me, but premium bumper? No thanks -...

Might be just me, but premium bumper? No thanks - I'd sooner have a standard Mk1 front end any day of the week. :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 14:07
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Mike Noc
The Sweeney!

Been watching re-runs of The Sweeney on ITV catch up of late. What a car fest! Filmed on the streets of London in the Seventies when most of the cars were British built with just the odd foreign one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 13:45
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
Vauxhall did on the Astra G. :}

Vauxhall did on the Astra G. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th October 2020, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Noc
Terry at TS Autos has done this swap and from...

Terry at TS Autos has done this swap and from what I remember it was a fair amount of work - no problem for him of course as he knows them inside out. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2020, 13:28
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Mike Noc
Had a 216 Auto (with the Honda engine) in...

Had a 216 Auto (with the Honda engine) in Nightfire Red as a company car back in the day. Loved it. :D

Didn't have to worry about rust - we were doing high mileages so got a new one every 2 years....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Mike Noc
Try running with the MAF unplugged and see if...

Try running with the MAF unplugged and see if that helps.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 10:07
Replies: 33
Views: 2,076
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes if you are changing the water pump then...

Yes if you are changing the water pump then change the thermostat at the same time. But a word of warning on changing the water pump. Mine failed just shy of 300k miles, and the replacement...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 09:31
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Mike Noc
All I can think of is that the rim of the inner...

All I can think of is that the rim of the inner race of the bearing is quite narrow and it is hardened steel, so if the washer was to turn against it then the washer could pick up and get damaged as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 08:49
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Mike Noc
As you may have guessed from the lack of replies...

As you may have guessed from the lack of replies Craig you have stumped the forum! :}

There isn't a tab washer as in a foldable type to secure the rear wheel bearing. This is what you should have,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 08:41
Replies: 33
Views: 2,076
Posted By Mike Noc
Sounds about right time wise - the book time to...

Sounds about right time wise - the book time to replace the water pump is 3.5 hours.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2020, 08:22
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
I use a similar one to this Simon - cheap but...

I use a similar one to this Simon - cheap but does the job. Also handy for testing the EGR valve on the diesels. :}
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2020, 14:15
Replies: 86
Views: 2,408
Posted By Mike Noc
You don't have to use a bleed kit you can do it...

You don't have to use a bleed kit you can do it the old fashioned way. I use a vacuum pump because it is easier and I have one. :}


Also got the GhettoTech easy fill and level indicator fitted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2020, 12:29
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Mike Noc
As mentioned, if the car runs OK once started the...

As mentioned, if the car runs OK once started the crank sensor is fine. The ECM constantly uses the crank sensor to time the fuel injector firing. The cam sensor is only used at start up to let the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 11:28
Replies: 56
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mike Noc
Each to their own. You can either replace the...

Each to their own. You can either replace the belts and associated parts at the recommended service intervals for peace of mind, or you can roll the dice. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th October 2020, 09:08
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Mike Noc
Just had a similar problem to yours with losing...

Just had a similar problem to yours with losing the speedometer on my car - luckily only a bad connection at the plug and socket inside the wing.

Great to get such an easy fix - doesn't happen...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2020, 08:50
Replies: 41
Views: 2,656
Posted By Mike Noc
I think you have hit the nail on the head Rob -...

I think you have hit the nail on the head Rob - the clutch hydraulics have been woeful from the start. :getmecoat:

I should add that back in the day I worked in the coach game and fitting clutches...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 16:48
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes that is the depression limiter valve, which...

Yes that is the depression limiter valve, which closes to ensure the crankcase doesn't go below ambient pressure, but the vortex cartridge itself that replaces the filter has no moving parts.

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2020, 10:35
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Mike Noc
The vortex types I have fitted don't have any...

The vortex types I have fitted don't have any moving parts. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th October 2020, 06:30
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Mike Noc
Had a creaking from the front suspension and it...

Had a creaking from the front suspension and it turned out to be the outer balljoint in one of the lower arms - the one that connects to the bottom of the hub.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2020, 11:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes they are sealed and it is rare for them to...

Yes they are sealed and it is rare for them to fail, would be interesting to see what has happened to the OP's ECM.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 08:34
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Mike Noc
:iagree::wot::iagree:Looking forward to seeing...

:iagree::wot::iagree:Looking forward to seeing the photos. :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2020, 08:11
Replies: 56
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mike Noc
Yes Les it a horrible feeling when something big...

Yes Les it a horrible feeling when something big and expensive lets go. Don't know the mileage of our OP's car, but according to both the earlier and later service schedules the cambelts should be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2020, 18:25
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Mike Noc
I used to get a lift to school in a Traveller. :D

I used to get a lift to school in a Traveller. :D
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