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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th December 2021, 18:36
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By BillyMG
You're on a roll!

You're on a roll!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th November 2021, 15:25
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
OK job done. I cleaned up the bolt, dried the...

OK job done. I cleaned up the bolt, dried the threads in the hole as best I could with paper towel, gave the first 3 threads on the bolt a generous dollop of loctite and replaced it with my 13mm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 19:03
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Ah OK thanks for that. The normal one I used says...

Ah OK thanks for that. The normal one I used says 'removable with standard hand tools' so presume it's suitable. I'll take it out tomorrow, clean it up, re-apply and see how it goes.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 17:15
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
I've had a quick look and it would make sense...

I've had a quick look and it would make sense that it's dripping down from the drain plug and blowing back to that location. I applied loctite but it just has 'normal' written on the bottle. Is there...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 12:04
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Ooooooooh good spot!! I did put lock tight on but...

Ooooooooh good spot!! I did put lock tight on but I'll have a look at that when I get home later. I'll be seriously elated if that's all it is
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 11:40
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
No I don't think so I've been out in her a few...

No I don't think so I've been out in her a few times and the drive has been dry but this morning there was a puddle. I ran the engine up on stands and it's definitely dripping from this area, albeit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 10:44
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Photograph of above the others lads, cheers

Photograph of above the others lads, cheers
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2021, 10:42
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
I've now sprung another leak. The thermostat is...

I've now sprung another leak. The thermostat is bone dry. In the pictures I'm looking up the front of the engine from underneath. Coolant is dripping off what looks like a cable mount but there...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2021, 19:22
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,110
Posted By BillyMG
I got my MOT too - only failed on 2 rear reg...

I got my MOT too - only failed on 2 rear reg plate light bulbs but got advisories for:

- Vehicle undersealed (??)
- Play in steering rack inner joint
- Brake pipe corroded or covered in grease...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2021, 16:26
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Well that was a palava! How on earth I managed to...

Well that was a palava! How on earth I managed to put everything back in place I'll never know but I did and everything seems to be working. Thanks for all the advice lads!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By BillyMG
Really?? That's some serious forward thinking...

Really?? That's some serious forward thinking mate I can barely remember my sunglasses
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 20:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By BillyMG
I used this mate - cut off the bad bits on your...

I used this mate - cut off the bad bits on your original clamp and drill a hole into each side where it's still good nearer the top, then bolt in a length of this strap. Use a bottle jack to keep the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 12:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Yeah I've taken a bunch of photos and there's a...

Yeah I've taken a bunch of photos and there's a decent video on YouTube however it was that which inspired me to take the injectors out! I wouldn't mind but the rest all popped out fine it was just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 11:58
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Ahhh thanks for that it looks like I'll need a...

Ahhh thanks for that it looks like I'll need a whole new injector as the plastic has broken leaving the bottom bit and seal in the hole. It looks like it has an e clip on it I thought it may have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 11:21
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
So turns out that curved pipe didn't hold and I...

So turns out that curved pipe didn't hold and I decided to go through the top to replace it. Unfortunately one of the injector rubbers has snapped off in the hole. I gave it a really, really gentle...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 15:57
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By BillyMG
Wonder if it does better mpg than the KV6?

Wonder if it does better mpg than the KV6?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 09:36
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By BillyMG
Insurance advice

I'm planning on fitting LPG to my ZT probably early December at a leisurely pace. My insurance renewal is due in November and out of curiosity I got a quote with LPG as a modification. Turns out it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2021, 06:24
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By BillyMG
That's him I ordered one in July 2020

That's him I ordered one in July 2020
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 17:49
Replies: 13,133
Views: 1,328,110
Posted By BillyMG
Got my steering wheel controls working on my...

Got my steering wheel controls working on my double din and feel like an electromechanical genius
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 17th October 2021, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant - Key 1 to purple/blue, earth to earth,...

Brilliant - Key 1 to purple/blue, earth to earth, got steering wheel controls!! Well I've got volume and change tracks - can't map the mode button for some reason but I'm so elated at having the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th October 2021, 14:19
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By BillyMG
I just bought a ZT 2.5 auto for partly the same...

I just bought a ZT 2.5 auto for partly the same reason - didn't want to end up in a situation where I'd invested in the bodywork on my 75 diesel then have to pay charges if I wanted to nip into...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 16:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By BillyMG
'There is nothing quite so alarming as a brake...

'There is nothing quite so alarming as a brake pedal going right to the floor and sailing straight on!'

LOL

And then some!!

Glad you're ok ����
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 16:23
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By BillyMG
Do you get sunglasses with them?

Do you get sunglasses with them?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 14th October 2021, 05:46
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By BillyMG
Great thanks mate!

Great thanks mate!
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 13th October 2021, 16:30
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By BillyMG
Double din steering wheel controls

Hi lads after never managing to get the steering wheel controls working on my 75, I'm now absolutely determined to get them working on my new ZT with this android double din. Trawling the forum I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th October 2021, 17:36
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By BillyMG
She's a beauty! I like the front grill 👍

She's a beauty! I like the front grill 👍
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 17:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Job done!! Thanks for all the advice lads! ...

Job done!! Thanks for all the advice lads!

If I did it again I'd go through the top - reason being I couldn't for the life of me get the new bent pipe in it's hole from the side even with it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 13:45
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By BillyMG
And the winner iiiiiiiis... Trikey!! I gave...

And the winner iiiiiiiis... Trikey!!

I gave the battery cables a good tighten onto the terminals and all seems well again. What a palava - always start with the simple things eh!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 13:22
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By BillyMG
Great thanks lads. Starter solenoid makes perfect...

Great thanks lads. Starter solenoid makes perfect sense - I did get her running on one attempt so seems to be intermittent. I've ordered a kit with 1st class delivery - looks easy enough to change...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By BillyMG
I also can't see a transponder in any of these...

I also can't see a transponder in any of these keys and ione definitely hasn't fallen out of any of them??

Edit: Ignore me it was stuck in the key case

Tried putting everything back in the old...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2021, 11:19
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By BillyMG
V6 won't start

Not having much luck with this new ZT lads. I parked her up a couple of weeks ago and as I switched her off I got an engine disabled light on the dash. When I came back out I found coolant on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2021, 18:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Having inspected the old one I can see that the O...

Having inspected the old one I can see that the O ring on the straight pipe that enters into the thermostat is flat as a pancake and an extremely loose fit. No doubt at all it would have been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2021, 13:26
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Does the straight pipe push in as far as it can...

Does the straight pipe push in as far as it can go at both ends then the clips right next to the housings?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2021, 12:48
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
I've taken the old thermostat out - the person...

I've taken the old thermostat out - the person before me had to file something down on the curved pipe so it could mate with the thermostat housing where the bolt passes through both pieces. There...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2021, 17:01
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By BillyMG
Same up my way mate I just passed it and went to...

Same up my way mate I just passed it and went to Morrisons down the road which was normal price with nobody in it. I'll be boycotting too
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2021, 16:55
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By BillyMG
Esure insured my 160 diesel - they couldn't wrap...

Esure insured my 160 diesel - they couldn't wrap their heads around the whole 114 / 131 / 160 so it just went on as engine modification and added an extra £80 a year. My premium was about £530 fully...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2021, 18:19
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Hi guys thanks for the advice. I spent a couple...

Hi guys thanks for the advice. I spent a couple of hours last night looking through posts on the forum after exchanging a couple of messages with a really knowledgable and trusted member on here....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2021, 18:03
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Great news - definitely looks like the thermostat...

Great news - definitely looks like the thermostat leaking! I'll fit a new one... Thanks again 👍
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 20:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By BillyMG
I thought toaf had an android app??

I thought toaf had an android app??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 19:31
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
Great thanks stocktake - the water pump was done...

Great thanks stocktake - the water pump was done with the belts not so long ago - hopefully it was done correctly and that's not the issue
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2021, 18:53
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillyMG
KV6 looks like coolant leak

Hi all came out today and my new ZT is leaking what looks like red coolant onto the drive. Most is dripping off the sump. After an hour of searching I caught sight of red fluid collecting below the...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 25th September 2021, 14:43
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By BillyMG
Received - I'll send it on Monday Eddie 👍

Received - I'll send it on Monday Eddie 👍
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 24th September 2021, 08:02
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By BillyMG
Double Din fascia oak

Hi all I took this double din wooden trim off my CT23RO01 fascia when I took it out of my 75 to go in my ZT. I bought it from a member on here who makes them and it still looks useable to me - I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2021, 06:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By BillyMG
Nissan Micra

I do a fair bit of travelling with work using hire cars and usually get a decent sized automatic. This week the hire company rang me up and said they only had a manual 1.0 micra left - I was a bit...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2021, 16:20
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By BillyMG
Why don't you just buy another ZT that doesn't...

Why don't you just buy another ZT that doesn't need all that work doing??

The thing with MG Rover is that everyone thinks the head gasket is going to go no matter which engine you have and they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th September 2021, 06:56
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By BillyMG
Ah there's plenty by me mate 👍

Ah there's plenty by me mate 👍
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 19:21
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By BillyMG
That would be fantastic mate thanks very much!

That would be fantastic mate thanks very much!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 14:30
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By BillyMG
Good to hear - I had it on a Jeep Cherokee a...

Good to hear - I had it on a Jeep Cherokee a while back and did a few repairs so I'm not completely clueless. I hear the modern kits don't effect performance like the older onea too
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By BillyMG
KV6 LPG Installation

Has anyone fitted an LPG system to their KV6? Just looking to touch base as I'm thinking about doing it myself in a couple of months. I read a few posts by one or two members who'd done it but that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 12:33
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant thanks mate - couldn't hear a thing!

Brilliant thanks mate - couldn't hear a thing!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 10:43
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By BillyMG
Great I thought there must be I just can't see it...

Great I thought there must be I just can't see it on the screen
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th September 2021, 10:35
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By BillyMG
Testing VIS Motors on TOAF

Hi guys anyone know how I do this exactly - I'm not showing any error codes for them but I thought there would be a specific test on TOAF to make them operate. Are they tested just by scanning the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 21:05
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By BillyMG
Keep shooting then

Keep shooting then
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By BillyMG
I solved this issue with an air rifle. Suggest...

I solved this issue with an air rifle. Suggest CO2 instead of pump action as you can actually get a clean kill with the former - hit a bird and see it limp off sqwarking and you'll feel like a right...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 18:40
Replies: 63
Views: 4,768
Posted By BillyMG
Fools and their money are easily parted!

Fools and their money are easily parted!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th September 2021, 16:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By BillyMG
Not suitable for under 14s lads sorry

Not suitable for under 14s lads sorry
Forum: Swap-a-rama 4th September 2021, 17:46
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By BillyMG
It's always annoying when the post doesn't...

It's always annoying when the post doesn't deliver but it happens from time to time with them all - I've experienced similar with just about every firm over the years at some point
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2021, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By BillyMG
Just scrapped my 75 for £333 - corrosion to...

Just scrapped my 75 for £333 - corrosion to subframes, rear wheel arch, sills, abs light on, airbag light on, air con snuffed it, leak in the boot, scratches to bodywork, cruise control nackard,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By BillyMG
I've just put my ZT into a place in Liverpool to...

I've just put my ZT into a place in Liverpool to do the offside rear sill which you can literally pull to pieces with your fingers - not sure what happened as I just bought her (with full knowledge -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2021, 15:36
Replies: 31
Views: 2,332
Posted By BillyMG
Was the jack ok?

Was the jack ok?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2021, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant mate nice one 👍

Brilliant mate nice one 👍
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2021, 19:32
Replies: 40
Views: 3,073
Posted By BillyMG
If it's true it's fantastic news

If it's true it's fantastic news
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2021, 17:03
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By BillyMG
What a refreshing post - enjoy!

What a refreshing post - enjoy!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 16:55
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By BillyMG
Thanks lads - seems to be sorted. I'll check the...

Thanks lads - seems to be sorted. I'll check the level in the morning - really appreciate the help 👍
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 15:07
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By BillyMG
Now you mention it I think I've got a bunch of...

Now you mention it I think I've got a bunch of those in the second link Arctic - I'll go dig them out I'm sure I bought a set of different sizes a while back...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By BillyMG
Ahhhh OK well I've cut it and reattached with...

Ahhhh OK well I've cut it and reattached with that jubilee clip for now to get me back on the road but the hose is at a poor angle on top of the wrong clip so will look to replace them as soon as I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th August 2021, 14:00
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By BillyMG
KV6 coolant leak from hose

Hi guys I pulled up on my drive today and found coolant leaking from this split hose. I'm hoping there's enough slack to cut the damaged bit off and reattach as I hear the modern replacements are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2021, 08:18
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By BillyMG
Thanks lads haven't had a chance to look at it...

Thanks lads haven't had a chance to look at it yet

Not sure I like these bucket seats - feels like my right leg is on the raised bit when my foot is on the accelerator
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 19:35
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By BillyMG
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=86015&stc=1&d=1629920012

Slight oil leak from this pipe at the front driver underside - could be leaking from the pipe or above...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 17:38
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant thanks lads

Brilliant thanks lads
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 16:26
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By BillyMG
Bought an MGZT

Picked up my MGZT 180 Tourer today - my my, what a difference to the 75 CDTI saloon !! She's very noisy but I quite like it! Very pleased indeed... What's that switch next to the gearstick with S and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2021, 06:21
Replies: 45
Views: 5,204
Posted By BillyMG
My oul Nin, who had a pimple where the hairs grew...

My oul Nin, who had a pimple where the hairs grew on her chin - she'd tell you all to grow up or she'd bang yer 'eds together! Sticks and stones fellas...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 19:22
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
No charge for the one I've bought - 2002

No charge for the one I've bought - 2002
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
I bought the MG sorry mate - fell in love with it...

I bought the MG sorry mate - fell in love with it the moment I saw it
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2021, 07:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
Dang - just looked up Birmingham and it's 2006...

Dang - just looked up Birmingham and it's 2006 onward. To be honest I'm at the point where I'm just going to take my chances - I agreed a price with the bloke last night. I've wanted one of these for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 17:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By BillyMG
That's the one! Just looked my order up - £19.92

That's the one! Just looked my order up - £19.92
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 12:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By BillyMG
I used a £20ish kit off Amazon and the results...

I used a £20ish kit off Amazon and the results were nothing short of miraculous! Took 40 minutes and they looked brand new. There's definitely a few moments when you wonder if you've done the right...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th August 2021, 08:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant thanks for the link

Brilliant thanks for the link
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2021, 20:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
I've fallen in love with the MG... The guy only...

I've fallen in love with the MG... The guy only had to fire her up and I was smitten with that V6 lol

BUT...

The right sill is doomed - the underside looks really good all over but that sill...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2021, 06:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
Oh I saw that one - she's a beauty but the colour...

Oh I saw that one - she's a beauty but the colour reminds me of a frock the wife wears at Christenings and you know those things are so excruciatingly boring I've become a Pavlovian dog and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2021, 06:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
Well now I'm even more confused lol No I'm...

Well now I'm even more confused lol

No I'm joking - all good advice thanks

I'm going to view the petrol ZT this evening. There was a member on here who converted his 75 V6 to LPG - does anyone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 08:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
Good advice - thank you I've got two young...

Good advice - thank you

I've got two young kids and a wife so need the extra space!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2021, 07:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By BillyMG
I'm in a quandary

I'm in a bit of a quandary - I need a Tourer. I've seen two completely different ones I like but there just seem to be a lot of variables to consider so it'd be good to bounce off some ideas:

The...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 17:45
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant - well done!

Brilliant - well done!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2021, 18:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By BillyMG
Don't get rid of them! I ended up with a fly...

Don't get rid of them! I ended up with a fly infestation after hoovering the spiders and webs off the beams - it was quite disconcerting to be enveloped by a swarm of blue bottles every time I tried...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th June 2021, 06:41
Replies: 48
Views: 4,599
Posted By BillyMG
Meanwhile in India... ...

Meanwhile in India...

https://youtu.be/XeDY3I841q0
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2021, 18:38
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Mine's was the opposite - had to press the bush...

Mine's was the opposite - had to press the bush on but had no issues at all getting the bolts in. I tried first time and noticed it was at the wrong angle so pulled it out, put it in my vice and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 16:52
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Passed but I'm out of time for a retest. I didn't...

Passed but I'm out of time for a retest. I didn't realise Saturdays count because the garage said they could do the arm for me and retest on Friday. Nevermind - another £30 but she's passed and after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 12:38
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Back together and in for MOT retest. Fingers...

Back together and in for MOT retest. Fingers crossed!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 10:13
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
It's a new bush and arm. I've pressed it so it...

It's a new bush and arm. I've pressed it so it looks the same as the old one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2021, 09:39
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
But how do I get the arm into the new bush? I've...

But how do I get the arm into the new bush? I've got it greased up but can't get the nose far enough in
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2021, 06:14
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By BillyMG
I went from the interior light and mounted next...

I went from the interior light and mounted next to the rear view mirror but it's not permanent - it's only on with ignition on
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 20:00
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Some pictures of what worked on the bush bolts ...

Some pictures of what worked on the bush bolts

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85647&stc=1&d=1623614267
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Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 19:36
Replies: 112
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Posted By BillyMG
I've done it! By far the most difficult job I've...

I've done it! By far the most difficult job I've ever attempted! Big shout out to everyone who offered advice - although we butt heads sometimes on here this is what it's all about! Unfortunately on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 17:34
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Got the weight of the car on the bolt and...

Got the weight of the car on the bolt and hammering my pickle in but still not budging!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 17:20
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Na - not budging!

Na - not budging!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 16:32
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
The breaker bar is fantastic - I've been after...

The breaker bar is fantastic - I've been after one for ages. I'm reticent to spend 16 quid on bolts in case I can't separate the ball joint but hey, in for a penny in for a pound!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 15:45
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Damn! My wishbone and bush didn't come with new...

Damn! My wishbone and bush didn't come with new bolts and I'm not putting these back in - anyone know the size off the top of your head??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2021, 15:35
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
I've done it with the breaker bar - the bolts are...

I've done it with the breaker bar - the bolts are out!!!

What's the consensus on the easiest way to split the wishbone from the subframe??
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 20:56
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Show off! HA!

Show off! HA!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 20:54
Replies: 112
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Posted By BillyMG
Yep same as mine them. Hoping it doesn't come to...

Yep same as mine them. Hoping it doesn't come to that but good to know I can tap on a 17 if it comes to it. The way my luck's going at the minute it didn't surprise me in the slightest my kit skipped...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 18:59
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Although the swivel head swivels I think it still...

Although the swivel head swivels I think it still means pulling at a slight angle and with penetrating oil residue it slipped off. I've got a feeling the breaker bar will give me a better shot at it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 17:58
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Whilst you lot have been debating the finer...

Whilst you lot have been debating the finer points of torque wrenches two things have happened:

1. Most poignantly I broke my torque wrench. I've never really used it as a torque wrench - more a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2021, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By BillyMG
That's for warp speed mate - we tend to unplug...

That's for warp speed mate - we tend to unplug them in case we end up in another dimension - best leave it be
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th June 2021, 16:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By BillyMG
The only thing I know about tyres is I had some...

The only thing I know about tyres is I had some decent part worns on last year and my mileage dropped to 44mpg. Replaced them early this year and back up to 48mpg. Of course, that's just on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2021, 13:50
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
My my, I've never started such a popular thread!...

My my, I've never started such a popular thread! Who'd have known there could be such debate over a big pole / precision instrument lol

I've got her booked in at the garage next Friday but I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 18:03
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
I've never been defeated by a car - ever. Till...

I've never been defeated by a car - ever. Till today. And it was a control arm that did it of all things! I've done some right finickety jobs over the years but this one took the biscuit - after 8...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 17:53
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment....

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85612&stc=1&d=1623174419

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=85613&stc=1&d=1623174467
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 17:51
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Tried everything and couldn't crack them

Tried everything and couldn't crack them
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 13:52
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Struggling to get the lower arm bolts out now....

Struggling to get the lower arm bolts out now. This is a pig of a job!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 12:28
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Got it - didn't think for a second my 16mm would...

Got it - didn't think for a second my 16mm would fit over my 10mm extractor in that tiny space. Thanks mate! Just need a new one now - that one is totally goosed. Next one shouldn't be so bad it has...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2021, 11:21
Replies: 112
Views: 4,842
Posted By BillyMG
Wishbone Help

I'm trying to replace the driver's side wishbone and have the difficult roll bar bush bolt half way out but have rounded the head on it. Seemed to be coming along quite nicely but a couple of turns...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st May 2021, 10:54
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BillyMG
Just to update on this - I disabled the rear...

Just to update on this - I disabled the rear centre airbag on TOAF then unplugged it. The light is off!

Thanks to Big Russ for the advice.

I didn't need to remove the parcel shelf to get at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2021, 08:30
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By BillyMG
Dang Message too short Double Dang

Dang

Message too short

Double Dang
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th May 2021, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By BillyMG
Or any guides on doing it myself? Truth be told...

Or any guides on doing it myself? Truth be told I'll be looking for a petrol Tourer in a year or so and don't want to be throwing huge sums of money at her
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2021, 19:59
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
This is the one I bought: ...

This is the one I bought:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INPA-K-Dcan-Diagnostic-Cable-Switched-For-BMW-1998-to-2012-OBD-fault-codes-/174347991123?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th May 2021, 19:52
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By BillyMG
Bodywork recommendations

The paint on one of my rear wheel arches is starting to bubble and there's some rust appearing on the sill paintwork too.. Any recommendations on someone who can sort it at a reasonable price? I'm in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 11:21
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BillyMG
How do I do that?

How do I do that?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 08:32
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BillyMG
Thanks mate - presume I back it up on the main...

Thanks mate - presume I back it up on the main TOAF application then use the airbag tool to disable it?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 07:57
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BillyMG
Airbag fault 606 rear centre tensioner - short to ground

Managed to get connected to the airbag module with TOAF on my 75 and it's showing this fault code - 606 rear tensioner - short to ground

So 2 questions:

What is it?

And if I disable it on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 07:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
Light back on the dash. That's the last time I...

Light back on the dash. That's the last time I rely on a teddy bear.

Downloaded that other TOAF file and like magic I connected. I've got an error codes 606 rear centre tensioner - short to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 06:40
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By BillyMG
I hate those rubber hangers!! Pain of a job...

I hate those rubber hangers!! Pain of a job getting them on and off - I cut my old ones off with a hacksaw in a fit of rage and fury after being Mr Nice Guy failed to remove them
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 06:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
LOL worth it tho to pass the MOT!!!!!! :D:D:D

LOL worth it tho to pass the MOT!!!!!! :D:D:D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th May 2021, 06:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
Brilliant thank you mate I'll give that a go today

Brilliant thank you mate I'll give that a go today
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2021, 20:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
Just to update this thread: I got the BMW...

Just to update this thread:

I got the BMW cable and it works fine - I had to change the com port tho. The instructions were on a readme file which came with it. Go to device manager, expand ports,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 20:14
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
I got the BMW cable and it works fine - I had to...

I got the BMW cable and it works fine - I had to change the com port tho. The instructions were on a readme file which came with it. Go to device manager, expand ports, check the USB if it says COM 1...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th May 2021, 17:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By BillyMG
My Green Flag account details?

My Green Flag account details?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By BillyMG
My Dad keeps talking about this I'll give it a go

My Dad keeps talking about this I'll give it a go
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2021, 10:40
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
I've got one coming out to me this week I'll let...

I've got one coming out to me this week I'll let you know if I have any joy. Tried a VAG cable and soldered the pins but didn't work and I've got airbag light on and MOT next Monday so splashed the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 14:33
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By BillyMG
Well you're tickling my fancy with those...

Well you're tickling my fancy with those figures...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By BillyMG
Could swear I was looking at a factory fit 2.5 a...

Could swear I was looking at a factory fit 2.5 a couple of years ago on eBay - I only remember as I would have loved to buy it. It did say it was extremely rear mind.

I've considered buying a V6...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 08:55
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
And is it fully functional for you on Android?

And is it fully functional for you on Android?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 08:08
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
Ah I see - you're using an adapter to plug the...

Ah I see - you're using an adapter to plug the cable into your phone or tablet. I've just bought a BMW cable to use with TOAF but hasn't arrived yet - I'll give it a go with android too and report...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 07:08
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By BillyMG
Yep I agree - signed

Yep I agree - signed
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2021, 06:49
Replies: 36
Views: 3,240
Posted By BillyMG
How are you connecting your android to the car?

How are you connecting your android to the car?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2021, 16:33
Replies: 146
Views: 12,237
Posted By BillyMG
I was in Birmingham the other day with work and...

I was in Birmingham the other day with work and noticed as I was driving toward the centre there were signs about clean air zones and paying a fee. I checked when I got home and from what I could...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2021, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By BillyMG
No never seen it before but good to know it can...

No never seen it before but good to know it can be done as I'm never changing my car, ever...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2021, 06:11
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By BillyMG
Big Shout Out to DMGRS

Well for only the second time in my life I paid someone do repairs on my car. With a heavy work load and two toddlers I decided against changing my own clutch and handed her over to DMGRS.

I broke...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 20:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
This be OK? ...

This be OK?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INPA-K-Dcan-Diagnostic-Cable-Switched-For-BMW-1998-to-2012-OBD-fault-codes-/174347991123?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 20:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
OK thanks for the advice everyone. I bridged 7&8...

OK thanks for the advice everyone. I bridged 7&8 and it says connection successful via com3 and 4 (?) but it won't connect to any of the modules. Tried the software that came with the cable too and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 12:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
OK mate I'll give that a try when I get back home...

OK mate I'll give that a try when I get back home later

Cheers
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 12:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
Perhaps I bought the wrong one - can anyone point...

Perhaps I bought the wrong one - can anyone point me in the right direction of one? Is there a BMW one I can buy that doesn't require the bridge? I've got my Mot in 2 weeks and have the airbag light...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 11:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
OK mine will be tricky then because of those two...

OK mine will be tricky then because of those two that are connected already - looks like 6&7 to 15&16 - why is that?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th May 2021, 10:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By BillyMG
TOAF Cable Mod

Hi guys my obd cable looks a bit different to the pictures I've seen on here - can anyone advise on which pins I'm soldering? I can't tell which is 7 and 8?

Cheers
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By BillyMG
Where abouts exactly - I can't see anything...

Where abouts exactly - I can't see anything obvious? However, what I can see is diesel on the fuel pipes - I think it's the diesel that ran down when the pump was leaking so may be a red herring....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th April 2021, 10:08
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By BillyMG
Is this my slave leaking?

Hi guys is this likely my clutch slave leaking? I had a leak from the under bonnet pump and replaced it (seems it actually just needed the pipe clamp replacing but hey ho) so presumed it was that but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2021, 06:43
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BillyMG
Fantastic - cheers Arctic!!

Fantastic - cheers Arctic!!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 20:57
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BillyMG
On this page?? ...

On this page??

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=162216
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 15:22
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BillyMG
But the pictures have all gone! No matter I'll...

But the pictures have all gone! No matter I'll probably remember it when I see it
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd April 2021, 15:20
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By BillyMG
Got it - cheers mate!

Got it - cheers mate!
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