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Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:54
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By SD1too
That's ok Steve. Before the weekend would be good...

That's ok Steve. Before the weekend would be good though as that's when the car is being collected by its owner. :}

Has anyone else tried it yet? Whilst lots of debate and views are interesting,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:50
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Yes, that's my interpretation of the...

:iagree:
Yes, that's my interpretation of the instruction too.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 13:47
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By SD1too
Unfortunately David I suspect that what you've...

Unfortunately David I suspect that what you've read contains a misunderstanding by the writer. The air:fuel ratio (mixture) must remain constant at all times. The extra load placed on the engine by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 08:28
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By SD1too
Correction

Sorry Lee, this is incorrect. The external temperature sensor signal is received by the instrument pack then passed on to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning ECU via the BCU on the K-bus....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 08:20
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By SD1too
Rust?

I know that you're both referring to the instruction in RAVE to drive the car for 100 yards at 6 mph with the handbrake applied before adjusting the shoes, but nowhere is there any mention of rust....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2021, 08:03
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By SD1too
Hi Lee, Yes, I spotted that as well. Believe...

Hi Lee,

Yes, I spotted that as well. Believe it or not the thread is deliberately distorted at manufacture presumably to prevent the spigot being wound out completely and acting like a bullet....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 19:33
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By SD1too
Yes it does Frank. It sounds as if you have...

Yes it does Frank.

It sounds as if you have damaged the sensor. Get a replacement fitted and you should be fine. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 19:23
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, I see that you took the photograph...

Hi Steve,

I see that you took the photograph today. Thank you for that. I'd be grateful if you could get an open ended spanner on your striker to see if you can shift it. If you can, I'll be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 16:12
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By SD1too
The handbrake shoes don't wear Eddie, provided...

The handbrake shoes don't wear Eddie, provided that they've not been adjusted too tightly of course. My car still has its originals after 22 years and over 100,000 miles! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 15:57
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the confirmation Ian. The windscreen...

Thanks for the confirmation Ian. The windscreen demist button places a huge load on the engine because it not only activates the air conditioning compressor clutch but the blower runs at full speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 15:48
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By SD1too
Ian; are you talking about the windscreen demist...

Ian; are you talking about the windscreen demist button (which activates the air conditioning) or just the heated rear window button?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
I would say that normally you don't have to worry...

I would say that normally you don't have to worry about fuel tank level with the petrol engines.

Great! Thanks to your better half for literally lending a hand. I thought the pump would be ok;...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 15:23
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By SD1too
One pole of the "parking switch" is connected to...

One pole of the "parking switch" is connected to the earth side of the motor Jon. The other is an input to the BCU. I understand that the switch closes to earth a pin on the BCU. I've come across...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 15:05
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Tony and Steve. Is that nut really a...

Thanks Tony and Steve.

Is that nut really a locknut? The flanges on the plate make it extremely difficult if not impossible to rotate a 17mm spanner but also there's a sleeve on the reverse side...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 10:03
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By SD1too
Unhappy Bonnet striker puzzle

Has anybody managed to adjust their bonnet strikers ( the two spring loaded plungers screwed to the bonnet lip)?

The design hasn't changed in 50 years and I'm sure that on previous cars I simply...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2021, 08:46
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By SD1too
Try? :D I know what you mean Shaun. This is very...

Try? :D I know what you mean Shaun. This is very important to reach the correct diagnosis so either recruit an assistant to turn on the ignition whilst you place your ear next to the open fuel filler...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2021, 08:03
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By SD1too
But he also said that it happens in all the other...

But he also said that it happens in all the other settings as well ...

So I don't think it will be the rain sensor.

Martin; looking at the circuit diagram the BCU controls all wiper functions....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By SD1too
CDT: MOT pass, advisory free

No, you've got this all wrong Maninder. You put your car in for its MOT and it fails on front struts, springs, brake plates, brake discs/pads and droplinks. The garage tells you that the repairs will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2021, 09:56
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
It was even easier than that for me Steve because...

It was even easier than that for me Steve because I invested in some preparatory work as follows:


Separate outer balljoint from hub.
Release inner balljoint from subframe using brilliant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 18:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
You're quite right Steve I did, but I don't...

You're quite right Steve I did, but I don't follow how the strut would affect it. :confused: Surely it's the outer balljoint that needs to be separated from the hub so that the arm can be placed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2021, 10:41
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the thought Jon but I'm happy to say...

Thanks for the thought Jon but I'm happy to say that my replacement bush housings didn't require any rotation to align properly. They were from X-Part and my suspension arms were the originals. ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 13:44
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
Are you asking about your 1.8 Pete? Simon

Are you asking about your 1.8 Pete?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2021, 09:23
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By SD1too
Hello Martin, The first thing I would check...

Hello Martin,

The first thing I would check is the security of the wiper stalk electrical connector. Has any work been done recently in this area which might have disturbed it?

I acknowledge...
Forum: Items Wanted 1st December 2021, 08:40
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By SD1too
How difficult is fitting a plenum drain sleeve?

Thanks to Steve for his method which I followed. I was doing the passenger side and having done the middle finger thing, when I got under the car I noticed that the fuel lines run directly underneath...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
Well Paul, I offer no apologies for disagreeing...

Well Paul, I offer no apologies for disagreeing with you there! If the correct diagnosis is made and the repair completed properly you should have no further trouble.

You say that you feel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 08:04
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
That's certainly an option if there's a problem...

That's certainly an option if there's a problem but my engine doesn't leak coolant through the cylinder block drain plug after applying Loctite and tightening it to the specified torque and neither...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 07:57
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
I know Jon, we've had this conversation before. I...

I know Jon, we've had this conversation before. I don't have any alloy scaffolding tube and I'm not sure that Retap does either. :shrug: I also prefer to drive safe in the knowledge that my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 18:35
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
Congratulations on your eventual success John!...

Congratulations on your eventual success John! :hurray:


If you fancy investing £60 in a quality tool from a renowned British company here are the details...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 18:22
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
Hi Paul, First you need to gather evidence...

Hi Paul,

First you need to gather evidence to either confirm or dismiss my hypothesis. How about one of the mobile 75/ZT specialists? One's based in Coventry and there's another in Derby plus...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 13:34
Replies: 51
Views: 1,512
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, Are you struggling with the inner...

Hi John,

Are you struggling with the inner or outer balljoint? I can't quite work it out even after reviewing the early posts. :shrug:

If it's the inner, I posted details in the Spring of a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 13:22
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
I take it that all four are affected Paul? You're...

I take it that all four are affected Paul? You're certain that it's oil and they're not wet with fuel?
Anyway, I'd say that you've found the reason for the engine struggling to start. Don't buy any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 13:13
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
No Jon, it doesn't. Simon

No Jon, it doesn't.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 08:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Dave, I'm glad that we agree on that!...

Thanks Dave, I'm glad that we agree on that! :grouphug:

It's good that Arctic has revived this thread because, as you can see, that post of mine was written in 2014 before anybody, myself...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 07:59
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
There's a torque specified for the cylinder block...

There's a torque specified for the cylinder block drain plug Billy: 20 Nm. The problem is that, due to the proximity of the exhaust manifold, there's very little room available for the head of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2021, 07:52
Replies: 95
Views: 39,661
Posted By SD1too
Yes Dougie, I placed my vernier calipers across...

Yes Dougie, I placed my vernier calipers across the metal pipe which you helpfully ringed in red (not the black clamping components). I didn't dismantle anything so yes, it's the outside diameter. :D...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 17:10
Replies: 95
Views: 39,661
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dougie, Sorry for the delay but I'm under...

Hi Dougie,

Sorry for the delay but I'm under a V6 at the moment so have been able to take the measurements you wanted.

The ringed metal pipe (second photo) is 12.5 mm diameter.
The silver...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 11:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
Hi Billy, Could it be the remains of the...

Hi Billy,

Could it be the remains of the stream of coolant from the bleeding screw when you refilled and bled?

Also check that the coolant level is no higher than the 'MAX' tab inside the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 08:29
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By SD1too
Hi Sam. I've come across this sort of thing...

Hi Sam. I've come across this sort of thing before and the question is: what does "uneconomical" mean? That's entirely a matter for the owner and it depends upon many things including their love for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 09:15
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, When I was faced with this task in...

Hi Mike,

When I was faced with this task in the Spring I discovered that the angle of the hub is critical. I seem to remember that although the top of the hub naturally falls inwards, this force...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 08:04
Replies: 31
Views: 941
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this James; very interesting. Do you,...

Thanks for this James; very interesting. Do you, or sworks (Mark), happen to know the voltage of the high voltage battery? I'm just curious.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2021, 07:42
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
The example I bought (from X-Part agent BS...

The example I bought (from X-Part agent BS Motors/E Car Parts) some years ago does, judging by my car's running temperature. :D

Mike, is everything ok? You seem to be angry about something.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By SD1too
I wish I had a lathe and scrap steel to benefit...

I wish I had a lathe and scrap steel to benefit from your helpful tip Mike!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 20:37
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :iagree: My Ctek smart charger is sold...

:wot: :iagree:

My Ctek smart charger is sold by a Swedish company but it's made in China. You could not fault the manufacturing quality.

Also the KV6 thermostat housing modified by China to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 11:23
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for coming back to us Paul. If you haven't...

Thanks for coming back to us Paul. If you haven't done so already, check the sparking plugs for condition and gap.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 11:17
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
I'm pleased to say that it isn't Alan. It looks...

I'm pleased to say that it isn't Alan. It looks exactly like the inlet manifold gasket which I used to buy from an MG Rover dealer's parts department years ago (green with blue sealant).

Hi Mike,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 09:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
Country of manufacture

For my X-Part order, all parts were supplied in MG Rover labelled bags except where stated otherwise.

LLH 102660 Breather hose, made in GB. :eek:

LKJ 100992 Inlet manifold gasket, made in India...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2021, 08:02
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By SD1too
Hi Andrew, Once you've selected 'Edit' and...

Hi Andrew,

Once you've selected 'Edit' and 'Delete' on your unwanted post, there's a further question asking you to confirm deletion. By default this question has 'Do not delete message' selected....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 23:48
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By SD1too
That's a good question so I've checked. RAVE says...

That's a good question so I've checked. RAVE says that the answer is no. The BCU enters sleep mode sixteen minutes after the ignition has been switched off (provided that there have been no triggers...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th November 2021, 22:54
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By SD1too
Yes I know Mick, because you specifically said...

Yes I know Mick, because you specifically said "household radios". Sorry if my reply suggested otherwise.

What does the manufacturer quote for your portable DAB radio's current consumption? Are...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 25th November 2021, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mick, I very much doubt that the radio...

Hi Mick,

I very much doubt that the radio signal transmission system has a significant effect upon radio receiver current consumption.
From where did you get the information that DAB radios "eat...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 19:40
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, I would ask the tester for a fuller...

Hi John,

I would ask the tester for a fuller explanation of what he found. "Likely to become detached" could mean that the fixing nuts need tightening.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 19:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By SD1too
Hi Darren, It's a common assumption that the...

Hi Darren,

It's a common assumption that the thermostat housing splits. It doesn't. The leak comes from the flattened 'O' ring at the housing base. The resulting spray of coolant coats the housing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 19:09
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Willy. I am always interested in...

Thanks for this Willy. I am always interested in the unexpected solution not involving purchasing of parts.

I did crawl under the car this afternoon but had real difficulty seeing the drain tube...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 14:16
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By SD1too
Hello Paul, When you say "catch it" do you...

Hello Paul,

When you say "catch it" do you mean that the engine splutters as if it's firing on only one or two cylinders? If so I doubt it's the camshaft sensor. When mine suffered a poor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 14:05
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By SD1too
I wouldn't do that Martin. Deliberately...

I wouldn't do that Martin. Deliberately introducing water is asking for trouble. The interior of the sills don't normally get wet in service and they are not open along their whole length. For...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th November 2021, 11:57
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By SD1too
I think I'm sorted. A club member, who had one...

I think I'm sorted. A club member, who had one surplus to requirements, has come to the rescue.

I just need to clear the compacted mouse bedding from the sleeve under the brake servo. :o

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 25th November 2021, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Steve. I hadn't got around to...

Thanks very much Steve. I hadn't got around to searching eBay so the link is much appreciated. :bowdown:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 10:28
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Hi Christopher, Please do check...

:wot:

Hi Christopher,

Please do check that the staking has been released fully as above. I recently removed the front driveshaft nut (350 Nm) easily using an appropriate tool. The rear hub...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 09:12
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thank you very much Willy. :} Yesterday...

Thank you very much Willy. :}

Yesterday evening I removed Mr. & Mrs. Mouse's bed from the plenum chamber and in doing so I noticed that the drain tube below the pollen filter was missing. As it...
Forum: Items Wanted 25th November 2021, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By SD1too
Plenum drain tube

Directly underneath the pollen filter in the bottom of the plenum chamber is a large drain hole about 3 or 4 cms in diameter. Shouldn't this have a rubber sleeve inserted into it? There's nothing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 08:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By SD1too
Ha ha, yes I did thank you and they are second...

Ha ha, yes I did thank you and they are second hand original/OEM/genuine! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 22:27
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thank you for your kind comment Glenn. :bowdown: ...

Thank you for your kind comment Glenn. :bowdown:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 22:23
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Not a factory fitment that's become displaced...

Not a factory fitment that's become displaced then Jon?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By SD1too
Hi Scott, The rear alignment must be set-up...

Hi Scott,

The rear alignment must be set-up correctly before the front is adjusted so find someone competent to do it. The bolts will be fine. My car is four years older than yours and I loosened...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 20:03
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Plenum chamber puzzle

Has anyone else got this, a rubber seam strip floating below the seam with extremely messy rubberised adhesive stuck to the panel above it:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 19:55
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
Absolutely Maninder but I'm surprised that Ian...

Absolutely Maninder but I'm surprised that Ian hasn't picked you up on this. Some sources say that the balti was invented in Birmingham by the Pakistani community. I've heard similar said of chicken...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 12:52
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
Oooh lots of very good points for me to try to...

Oooh lots of very good points for me to try to answer. :chat:

Yes I know Ian and I don't disagree with you on your point that the meaning of "genuine" is open to interpretation.

I have no idea...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 09:25
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By SD1too
Hats off to X-Part!

DMGRS frequently satisfies with its speed of service and Rimmer Bros. sometimes raises eyebrows with its carriage charges but we don't hear any feedback from X-Part customers. So today I'm going to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 20:41
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
The latest

I thought you might like to see what I've been dealing with today; the black gunge!

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/1018619d4fe429cb2.jpg

The water pump inlet:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 09:03
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Michael. Having reviewed the...

Thanks for this Michael. Having reviewed the whole thread I can see that Bob reported that the steam coming from the overflow pipe and expansion tank cap has stopped after refitting the original cap....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2021, 08:17
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By SD1too
As Trikey says, not necessarily! :D When I was...

As Trikey says, not necessarily! :D When I was helping another member in the summer we discovered that the steady drip from his water pump was actually coming from a defect in the casting!
The way...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 20:14
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By SD1too
That's under Body Control Unit. Motor - central...

That's under Body Control Unit. Motor - central door locking - boot shows the wiring for both the saloon (labelled ZT) and tourer (labelled ZT-T). Another page shows the Switch - glass -open.

I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 20:04
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By SD1too
Or poor design Maninder. One of my laptop...

Or poor design Maninder. One of my laptop chargers has that annoying characteristic.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 19:54
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: That would be nice Dave. The...

:laughing2: That would be nice Dave.

The latest is that gloopy black mastic had been applied, presumably by the garage in France, to parts of the inlet manifold gaskets and to all the 'O' rings....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 19:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this latest news Bob. The ambient...

Thanks for this latest news Bob.

The ambient temperature today was below 10˚C which, according to my analysis and the type of journey you made, explains your low but safe running temperature. I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 08:15
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dougie, Let me know which circuit you're...

Hi Dougie,

Let me know which circuit you're interested in and I'll have a look for you.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 08:08
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Particularly when it's unbranded...

:iagree:

Particularly when it's unbranded and claims to do everything!

Graeme; I have a C-tek, one of the brands Maninder mentioned, and you'd expect to pay at least five times the cost of your...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 07:55
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By SD1too
Just one more thought Peter; if that were the...

Just one more thought Peter; if that were the case I would expect to see a lot of steam from the exhaust. I'm sure you would have mentioned that! :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 17:49
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By SD1too
No, I'm afraid not. Simon

No, I'm afraid not.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 17:43
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Someone's been in here before. I've found loom...

Someone's been in here before. I've found loom clips not attached, tie wraps cut and not replaced and inlet manifold screws of varying tightness. It's all a bit of a mess.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By SD1too
Hello Peter, Small, persistent coolant loss...

Hello Peter,

Small, persistent coolant loss can be caused by flattened 'O' ring seals on the expansion tank cap. Have a look at that.

Is the coolant level too high? Can you see the 'MAX' tab...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 07:47
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Hello T-Cut, Recently I also have...

:wot:

Hello T-Cut,

Recently I also have not been able to see any of your attachments. I get a very small, grey bordered outline of a box. Have you changed to using a Google image service? It is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 17:14
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Update: UK arrival

Fiona's Dad's car arrived at Virginia Water today from France and I was there to meet it.

The expansion tank has been overfilled by the garage in France after they fitted a new one and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 08:15
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By SD1too
Lots of suggestions for you there Martin and...

Lots of suggestions for you there Martin and here's another one from me! :D
Three of my pads remain in place satisfactorily without any assistance. The fourth I smeared with Waxoyl impregnated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 08:02
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By SD1too
I have heard back from Protyre as follows: ...

I have heard back from Protyre as follows:

"We have brought this to the attention of the relevant team.
They will look into this matter and make any changes necessary."


Hi Alan,

I agree...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 16:44
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By SD1too
That's great Roy. It's nice when we can agree and...

That's great Roy. It's nice when we can agree and help each other.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 16:15
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By SD1too
My post no. 4 will help you with that Roy. ...

My post no. 4 will help you with that Roy.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 16:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By SD1too
Protyre: mixing different tread patterns

I have received a reply from Protyre simply referring me to this section...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 11:27
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By SD1too
Hi Andy, Roy said that you fitted the parts...

Hi Andy,

Roy said that you fitted the parts "correctly". I'm not sure what that means. Similarly, "the same way as I have fitted dozens" is ambiguous. If you'd care to elaborate it would be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 09:47
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, As this is an isolated incident I...

Hi Bob,

As this is an isolated incident I would do nothing at the moment except sharpen your senses. It also wouldn't do any harm to put your battery on charge at this time of year and following...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 09:37
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By SD1too
Hello Roy and thanks for your comments. I...

Hello Roy and thanks for your comments.

I may be mistaken but from previous discussion I don't think that Trikey accepts that the position of the serrated clips is important.

The "sideways"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Terry for coming back to report a...

Thanks Terry for coming back to report a successful outcome.

Since you used Flush Out followed by a lower viscosity oil than is usual, it is not safe to conclude that the improvement is due to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 09:02
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By SD1too
:wot: :wot: :D :D Hallelujah! It's not a...

:wot: :wot: :D :D Hallelujah!


It's not a question of 'O' ring quality Roy. Please read on ...


I'm surprised that you've missed my many posts on this Mike! :eek: It's because the serrated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2021, 10:22
Replies: 29
Views: 1,249
Posted By SD1too
I hope that Arctic isn't reading this :D but when...

I hope that Arctic isn't reading this :D but when I have had different brands of tyre on a single axle, the car has always passed its MOT test. So yes Ian, you can mix different tyre tread patterns....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th November 2021, 08:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,891
Posted By SD1too
Because it's a Porsche John. Their customers can...

Because it's a Porsche John. Their customers can afford it.

Simon ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2021, 08:37
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
The old radiator cap is probably perfectly ok...

The old radiator cap is probably perfectly ok then (as demonstrated earlier when there was no change to the unstable coolant temperature). Why did you change it originally?


If you can't see...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2021, 19:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By SD1too
I think I understand what you're getting at Gary...

I think I understand what you're getting at Gary but Rover didn't make an SUV. In a way, that may have contributed to their downfall. All their Land Rover vehicles were proper four wheel drive...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 19:14
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By SD1too
There are several possibilities here Jay: ...

There are several possibilities here Jay:

Fuel pump relay (unlikely). At "ignition on" it primes for only two seconds so you'll need an assistant to turn the key whilst you listen.
Fuel pump...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 08:27
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation "Rodding"

May I suggest that in the case of the sunroof drains, using a rodding implement runs the risk of creating a leak where there are joints* in the tube.
With your garden hose set to the single jet...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 08:13
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Hello Michael and thank you for your detailed...

Hello Michael and thank you for your detailed reply. I find that sometimes it's helpful to use straightforward language in a technical explanation to show the principle and aid understanding but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2021, 07:50
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By SD1too
Using a smart charger when your car's not being...

Using a smart charger when your car's not being used will extend the life of your battery. Starting the engine every day will slowly kill it. :o

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2021, 08:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By SD1too
Maninder; you've started a great thread here. :D...

Maninder; you've started a great thread here. :D It's refreshing to read opposite views presented light heartedly and with no underlying malice.

I'm guessing that you and I were probably young...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 08:11
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, I'm sorry to have to say this but I...

Hi Bob,

I'm sorry to have to say this but I don't agree with what Michael (mbonwick) has said here. Your coolant temperature should never drop as low as 79˚. The thermostat is designed to keep it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2021, 19:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By SD1too
:D Sorry Maninder, but that Jaguar may have the...

:D
Sorry Maninder, but that Jaguar may have the pace but it most certainly doesn't have the grace. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 16:39
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Well that's ruled out the cap then! :D It...

Well that's ruled out the cap then! :D

It appears that you have a defective seal somewhere in the system. It will be tricky finding it but start with the basics:

Hose clamps
Is the bleeding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 10:36
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, The initial possible diagnosis is...

Hi Bob,

The initial possible diagnosis is that your cooling system isn't pressurising properly. Remove the DMGRS expansion tank cap and re-fit the original. Repeat a journey involving uphill and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 08:33
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By SD1too
Hi Leyton, Like all modern cars with a lot...

Hi Leyton,

Like all modern cars with a lot of electronics on board, there is a small current constantly drawn from the battery. Some of us have found that it can be a heavier drain than it should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2021, 20:09
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thread update

I have received a PM from Fiona. It turns out that the logistics are a bit more complicated and we're discussing how to deal with them.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2021, 07:46
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Don't take it to a garage just yet Fiona. I'm...

Don't take it to a garage just yet Fiona. I'm about 20 minutes from Virginia Water. If you'd like me to, I could have a look for you (no charge).
You can let me know by Private Message.

Simon :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2021, 08:18
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for this Fiona. If you carried out the...

Thanks for this Fiona. If you carried out the test I described in post no. 3 (start the engine from cold and press the windscreen demist button) then the radiator fan (yes, it's behind the front...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2021, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SD1too
Hello Andy, It isn't possible to remove the...

Hello Andy,

It isn't possible to remove the front LH cambelt cover at the roadside because the dipstick is 5mm in front of it. Then there's the auxiliary belt and its idler wheel which also run in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2021, 08:29
Replies: 72
Views: 16,971
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ali, The originals have reinforced boots...

Hi Ali,

The originals have reinforced boots and no wire ring at the large diameter end so from your image I would say that yours are indeed the factory fitment.
Mine were too but after 22 years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 21:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By SD1too
Hello Adam, It's not possible to take off...

Hello Adam,

It's not possible to take off the covers to check at the roadside so let's not be too pessimistic about this. The belts are good for 90,000 miles (MG Rover data) and it's very unlikely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th November 2021, 08:49
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By SD1too
There are three belts Steve and the special 190...

There are three belts Steve and the special 190 camshaft locking adaptors have to be used. Until now these have been unobtainable but DMGRS are now offering them for sale. The garage will also need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2021, 16:18
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By SD1too
:D That's very good Tayanç. :clap: Simon

:D
That's very good Tayanç. :clap:

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2021, 08:52
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, A car like that would probably do...

Hi Steve,

A car like that would probably do very well at a classic car auction. When I surveyed the market last year Anglia Car Auctions (Kings Lynn) and SWVA (Poole) had very reasonable fees.
...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 18:35
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Philip. This is my experience too of the...

Thanks Philip. This is my experience too of the reality rather than the theory. My practice insists that patients capable of using the internet use a third party app to book appointments, request...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 10:31
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By SD1too
Hello Philip, From my own experience, and...

Hello Philip,

From my own experience, and bearing in mind your nephew's age, I would say that it's perfectly natural for him to feel depressed, particularly concerning the reason for his mother's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2021, 10:17
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, Yes, I have. The local motor factor...

Hi Mike,

Yes, I have. The local motor factor I use supplies Apec brake parts. They are a great company; based in Bristol and you can talk technically with them on the phone. You need not have any...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2021, 08:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By SD1too
He was on the forum yesterday evening. :shrug: I...

He was on the forum yesterday evening. :shrug: I hope that you'll get some assistance soon.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2021, 08:23
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By SD1too
Hello Darren, What is important is that the...

Hello Darren,

What is important is that the garage removes whatever sealing compound it added (the glittery particles you saw in the expansion tank). This will be time consuming, difficult and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th November 2021, 08:08
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By SD1too
Hi Ashley, I agree that the one piece...

Hi Ashley,

I agree that the one piece section will be original, judging by the sectional genuine MGR replacements offered by Rimmer's. As your 160 is a slightly de-tuned Rover engine, we should...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th November 2021, 18:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By SD1too
Cyril, how are you getting on with this? You've...

Cyril, how are you getting on with this? You've been quiet since your original question. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 09:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: And thank you Nicholas for your...

:iagree:

And thank you Nicholas for your very clear account of the symptoms and the exact fault which Terry so expertly traced. :bowdown:

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2021, 08:23
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By SD1too
Is the exhaust on your 2002 V6 160 the original...

Is the exhaust on your 2002 V6 160 the original factory fitment Ashley?

For what it's worth, Rimmer Bros, which gets its information from MG Rover, shows all ZT front sections as. being...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 22:21
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Thank you for your reply Fiona. The garage's...

Thank you for your reply Fiona. The garage's response is not a surprise but almost certainly the wrong diagnosis. It's extremely unlikely to be a head gasket problem on a V6 (this afflicts only the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 12:21
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
Hi Billy, Here are two lessons that I have...

Hi Billy,

Here are two lessons that I have learnt:


When dismantling, write down each stage in detail because you won't remember everything (unless you've done the same job very recently)....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 11:49
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By SD1too
Hi Billy, Do you mean an 'O' ring? Here are...

Hi Billy,

Do you mean an 'O' ring? Here are the injector components (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001950). Is it item 6 which you need?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 08:58
Replies: 43
Views: 2,445
Posted By SD1too
Hello Fiona, If your Dad's Rover V6 is taken...

Hello Fiona,

If your Dad's Rover V6 is taken to a garage there's a real risk that they will use the dreaded K-Seal (or equivalent) in the cooling system and that will be the end of his pride and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2021, 12:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By SD1too
It's my understanding that it's about 20%, the...

It's my understanding that it's about 20%, the principle being that all member states are equal.
The "obscene amount of UK tax" you refer to is also 20% so you're no worse off in terms of purchase...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2021, 12:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By SD1too
Hello Hadjigeorgagis, I'm afraid that's not...

Hello Hadjigeorgagis,

I'm afraid that's not quite true. We paid the same tax (VAT, I'm not aware of any others) when we belonged to the EU as part of the purchase price. Now it is excluded and is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2021, 09:57
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
Received with thanks Steve and e-mail despatched....

Received with thanks Steve and e-mail despatched.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th November 2021, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By SD1too
No Marios. That relay is for the heating/air...

No Marios. That relay is for the heating/air conditioning blower inside the car. The radiator fan relays are in the control box which is accessible only by removing the front bumper assembly. There's...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 5th November 2021, 08:12
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By SD1too
Talking The greengrocers' apostrophe

:D
Ha ha, you certainly had done a sterling job Mike, up to that point! You were not even caught out by this: others', so congratulations have been earned and are most definitely due. :clap:

It's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 13:53
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
Steve; please revisit my earlier post ... ...

Steve; please revisit my earlier post ...

Look for the wiring colours which I also gave you earlier. :D
If you still can't find it, PM to me an e-mail address and I'll send you the RAVE...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 11:11
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
:D Glad to be of help Steve! Keep the...

:D
Glad to be of help Steve!

Keep the progress reports coming, and thanks for the correction to RAVE concerning the screw not press fasteners.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2021, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By SD1too
Hello Mike, To answer the uncertainties...

Hello Mike,

To answer the uncertainties (marked ?), yes bank 2 is the right-hand bank nearest the bulkhead and I would expect your KV6 to have two lambda sensors, one in each exhaust manifold.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 19:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By SD1too
Other members have described the "tiny glittery...

Other members have described the "tiny glittery bits" in the expansion tank after K-Seal has been administered. You would certainly see no such thing if your cooling system was filled with just water...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 15:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By SD1too
That's a good point Glenn particularly as there's...

That's a good point Glenn particularly as there's evidence that the thermostat is also suffering from the effects of the "some kind of rad fix solution", probably K-Seal. :devil:

Hmmm, that's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much Ronnie. You've prompted me to...

Thanks very much Ronnie. You've prompted me to consult RAVE to learn a bit more about the bulb failure system which I thought I'd share with readers.

The number plate lamps are conventionally hard...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 10:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By SD1too
That's what I would do Darren. I'd say there's a...

That's what I would do Darren. I'd say there's a high chance of success. Here is the procedure. (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1547805&postcount=15)

Unfortunately garages are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 08:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By SD1too
Hi Cyril, I've known bulbs to fail when...

Hi Cyril,

I've known bulbs to fail when disturbed too. If you don't have a multimeter, I'd suggest swapping the OS and NS bulbs to begin with. You don't want to be buying a replacement PCB when it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By SD1too
Hello Kyle, I've had this problem too. On...

Hello Kyle,

I've had this problem too. On closer inspection I found that an inaccurately cut carpet around the mounting hole was preventing the clips from engaging fully.

Another cause is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2021, 21:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By SD1too
I asked this question in post no. 12 Steve and...

I asked this question in post no. 12 Steve and Mark replied in post no. 20. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
Steve; to begin with, and to minimise the amount...

Steve; to begin with, and to minimise the amount of disruption, remove the fascia closing panel on the driver's side. That's the swept back moulding below the lighting switch module and steering...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2021, 08:00
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By SD1too
Nothing Eddie. ;) The basic forum search facility...

Nothing Eddie. ;) The basic forum search facility is very poor, as they are on many websites. The "Enhanced by Google" panel directly below it will give better results.

However I don't think...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 20:07
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
I can't be sure Steve as I haven't done it...

I can't be sure Steve as I haven't done it myself, but that sounds like an idea worth trying. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By SD1too
Plus £5.94 postage gives a total of £41.94. ...

Plus £5.94 postage gives a total of £41.94.
It's still a cost effective repair compared with a completely new fan system though.

Simon
Forum: Items Wanted 1st November 2021, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By SD1too
Hi Bob, Whilst your waiting I can recommend...

Hi Bob,

Whilst your waiting I can recommend taking it apart and cleaning the components. It might do the trick!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 15:47
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, I've just checked RAVE which shows...

Hi Steve,

I've just checked RAVE which shows a photograph of it in a different place; behind the fascia on the right hand side just above the immobiliser. Just to warn you that it might be wrapped...
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