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Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 02:23
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By chicochapman
Excellent, very droll :D

Excellent, very droll :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 17:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By chicochapman
My 2002 ZT T 2.5 V6 is compliant as is my 1968 MG...

My 2002 ZT T 2.5 V6 is compliant as is my 1968 MG Midget!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2021, 02:42
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By chicochapman
You can buy a secondhand key and transfer the PCB...

You can buy a secondhand key and transfer the PCB to your key and program it using Marinabrian's instructions here....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 17:05
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By chicochapman
Does it still work the locks? Have you still...

Does it still work the locks?
Have you still got the transponder chip ?
What happened ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By chicochapman
Overheating problem solved - eventually!

2002 KV6 114k Miles


A few weeks ago, the dreaded "Engine Overheat" warning appeared and I managed to tiptoe about a mile and a half home.
First thing I looked at was the expansion tank cap. The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 10:42
Replies: 92
Views: 25,841
Posted By chicochapman
"I hope that you read about moving both the...

"I hope that you read about moving both the serrated clips fully outwards to guard against future leakage."


Oh yes, I am an avid reader of the forum :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 10:02
Replies: 92
Views: 25,841
Posted By chicochapman
2.5 kv6

Just thought I'd add my experience (as a debutant) of the keyhole method.
First of all, thanks to Canonite and others for all the useful info on this subject.


Had a bit of bother removing the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2021, 15:37
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By chicochapman
Fan motor brushes going spare

Hi,
I fitted new brushes(from Engineering Carbon Products) to my fan motor but it didn't solve the problem. I ended up buying a complete new assembly as it turned out the commutator was goosed.
So...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st September 2021, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Hi Simon, Brushes from Croydon, soldering ok...

Hi Simon,
Brushes from Croydon, soldering ok but commutator burnt and concave!!


Will it run with just the silver resistor?
thanks,
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2021, 19:39
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Thank you Vitesse -bench tested according to the...

Thank you Vitesse -bench tested according to the diagram - absolutely dead
Thanks Arctic for the link - should be here in a couple of days.


I'll probably take the old motor apart next week,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2021, 16:25
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Radiator fan still not working!!

Its a 2004 2.5 KV6
Having just fitted new brushes to the fan motor, I was disappointed to find it's still not working. I did the demist test and to be doubly sure ran the engine until the temp gauge...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 19:18
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By chicochapman
I've got exactly the same car and I get a...

I've got exactly the same car and I get a definite surge as the rev counter passes 3000.
Have you tried "booting" it in sports mode?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 19:08
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
Just in case I have to come this way at some time...

Just in case I have to come this way at some time in the future, I've bought a slack handful of HEX HEAD set screws for the re-assembly.


And here's today's tip - one of the torx heads I had to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2021, 10:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
ps Forgot to ask how long it took, please don't...

ps Forgot to ask how long it took, please don't say an hour as suggested by Arctic, as I never manage anywhere near his time.[/QUOTE]


Probably spent 6 or 7 hours on the job so far including...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2021, 19:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
........and finally

here it is
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/4245361438aa09bed0.jpgand I think I can see what's caused the fan to stop working!

Even with all the help I've had it was still a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 22:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
Gentlemen - thank you very much for your...

Gentlemen - thank you very much for your guidance.
Without this forum I'd have no chance of keeping this car on the road.
thanks,
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 19:47
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By chicochapman
I can hear the bleeps ok - its the clicks I can't...

I can hear the bleeps ok - its the clicks I can't hear !
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th September 2021, 19:36
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
Now can you remember what size socket you used to...

Now can you remember what size socket you used to "hold" the centre spindle nut with ?
I've got a 1/4" drive socket set that stops at 14mm which seems too small
but might have been thin enough and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2021, 20:05
Replies: 63
Views: 3,775
Posted By chicochapman
In this month's MG owners club magazine, the...

In this month's MG owners club magazine, the Secretary relates the story of finding a 2020 electric MG ZS advertised on line for £21,600.
It only had 2846 miles on the clock but THREE previous...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 19:27
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By chicochapman
As a hearing aid user, I found it quite difficult...

As a hearing aid user, I found it quite difficult to hear the clicking, so I had to get a younger person to listen for me.:}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2021, 19:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks for the re-assurance. I'll just be...

Thanks for the re-assurance. I'll just be careful.
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2021, 19:48
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By chicochapman
I had this problem on my ZT T and found that some...

I had this problem on my ZT T and found that some naughty person had removed the wiring harness between the mutiplug and the sensors.
Just saying...........
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2021, 14:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By chicochapman
Cooling fan motor repair

I see on the Rave disc there is this dire warning :-


"Caution - fan assembly must be replaced if removed, do not fit original assembly"


Anybody know what the risk of putting back the old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th August 2021, 05:19
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By chicochapman
Fair enough :}

Fair enough :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2021, 19:54
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By chicochapman
Well done with the MOT. Mine finally passed today...

Well done with the MOT. Mine finally passed today so I know the feeling.
However "65 miles since the last MOT in March 2018" I have to ask, why own this car if you're not using it?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2021, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By chicochapman
Well, job done now but not without a struggle....

Well, job done now but not without a struggle. Both the bottom link bolt and the upper mounting nut were locked solid. next time I tackle this job I will proceed as follows:-
Release internal trim...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2021, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks very much everyone - Now I can tackle this...

Thanks very much everyone - Now I can tackle this with confidence- as soon as it stops raining!
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2021, 11:27
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By chicochapman
ZT T rear shocker replacement

Is this a fairly straightforward DIY job?
I'm ok with removing the interior trim but are there any problems with compressing the shocker to fit it ?
thanks,
Malc
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2021, 20:00
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By chicochapman
see post number 11 ...

see post number 11


https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=300258
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2021, 19:29
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Hi Rick, Sorry for the delay in responding. I...

Hi Rick,
Sorry for the delay in responding.
I hadn't realised that there were different shades of this paint!
I bought his paint 2 years ago from Custom Paints Ltd in Sheffield
to have the roof...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st July 2021, 10:30
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Hi Rick, Thanks for the information. I'm...

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the information. I'm away for a couple of days so I'll reply when I get back to the Big keyboard.

Malc

.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By chicochapman
Paint - Typhoon IAB

I have two jobs need painting on my ZT T and only enough paint to do one of them. As this paint costs £226/ half litre :eek:, I wondered if anyone has a small amount they would be willing to part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2021, 18:57
Replies: 401
Views: 44,813
Posted By chicochapman
267735/Chicochapman/MG/Tourer/2.5 Auto/180+sports

267735/Chicochapman/MG/Tourer/2.5 Auto/180+sports
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th June 2021, 17:25
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By chicochapman
MG ZT T 2004 undertray

When I bought this car I didn't realise the undertray was missing. However
now we have just had the drive reflagged, the lady of the house is very concerned about oil dripping onto the nice new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2021, 03:26
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By chicochapman
I had a similar problem recently but when I...

I had a similar problem recently but when I approached my local key cutter, he refused to cut the ebay blade on the basis it was made of "monkey metal". I then did as Big Russ suggests and it worked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th May 2021, 15:15
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By chicochapman
Just to clarify, when you're using TOAF put...

Just to clarify, when you're using TOAF put your"good" key in the ignition
and just have the other one nearby.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2021, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks Jamie. We used to have a car with keyless...

Thanks Jamie. We used to have a car with keyless entry and for security,we kept the keys in the microwave as it acted as a Faraday cage and blocked any signals. We kept all other keys there as as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th April 2021, 11:48
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By chicochapman
coding replacement key

I managed to "fry" my key in the microwave and following Marinabrian's "How To"

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=271435 post#2,

although the dialog boxes for "add code" and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st March 2021, 20:56
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By chicochapman
In the first unit, the problem with the tape...

In the first unit, the problem with the tape player is probably the drive belt failing. An easy fix if you can track down a replacement belt. I seem to remember you could get a selection pack of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2021, 19:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By chicochapman
My thinking is that if I tighten them up using...

My thinking is that if I tighten them up using only the toolkit wheel wrench,
then if I have a puncture I'll at least have a chance of changing the wheel.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2021, 17:41
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By chicochapman
Excuse the stupid question but you are turning...

Excuse the stupid question but you are turning the ignition on?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2020, 21:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By chicochapman
"you will hear each one clicking." If like me,...

"you will hear each one clicking."
If like me, you're well past retirement age, you may need a young person with good hearing to assist with this.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 20:03
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By chicochapman
"they all could be dead" I think this is very...

"they all could be dead"
I think this is very unlikely. On mine I found one duff sensor was the problem. I think for safety reasons, if one sensor fails, the ecu switches them all off.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2020, 19:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,997
Posted By chicochapman
Hi Robert, I've had a similar problem and...

Hi Robert,
I've had a similar problem and solved it with Toaf
I'm in Hazel Grove and could bring the laptop over if you think it might help.
And I think I may have a spare sensor.

Malcolm
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 05:52
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By chicochapman
...............and once they're working, actuate...

...............and once they're working, actuate them every so often.
"If you don't use them, you may lose them!"
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2020, 05:23
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By chicochapman
Sorry about the missing link and thanks to others...

Sorry about the missing link and thanks to others for helping out.


Malcolm
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2020, 18:10
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By chicochapman
IPK LCD Allway-Auto

In case anyone is hesitant about buying from this vendor in China on Ebay,
I can only say my purchase was entirely satisfactory and with a bit of practice and good fine motor skills, I was able to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2020, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By chicochapman
On first opening the "The Technical Help Forum",...

On first opening the "The Technical Help Forum", on the top right hand side there is drop down box "search this forum"
Enter the term "airbag light" and you'll find plenty of info there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2020, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By chicochapman
Just go to the Technical Help Forum and enter...

Just go to the Technical Help Forum and enter "reversing sensors" in "search this forum"
Lots to read !
Forum: Was it you? 22nd September 2020, 03:09
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By chicochapman
ZT at Bredbury M60

Blue(Typhoon?) with distinctive number plate exiting the M60 at Bredbury
on Monday evening.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2020, 08:40
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By chicochapman
KV6 Auto - Reverse-Drive-"Thunk"

If this is your car, then you mostly need a lower engine tie-rod assembly(KKH101383) as I found at the MOT test yesterday!


Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2020, 19:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By chicochapman
When I had this problem, I couldn't hear any...

When I had this problem, I couldn't hear any ticking noise either but then I got a younger person with better hearing to assist - and found the one that wasn't ticking!


Malc
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st May 2020, 20:06
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By chicochapman
The hole is a nominal 20mm I bought these last...

The hole is a nominal 20mm
I bought these last year from a old fashioned hardware store/motor factors in Stockport.
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/424535ec6dd6d8b9c2.jpg

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd May 2020, 17:43
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
Well, the 6 point ring spanner did the trick,...

Well, the 6 point ring spanner did the trick, albeit with the square end of a 1/2" extension bar in the jaws of the spanner for extra leverage.
On removing the disc/drum, all seemed well - no broken...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2020, 20:44
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
I'm a great believer in Plus Gas myself but in...

I'm a great believer in Plus Gas myself but in this instance I don't think it helps too much as the mounting bolt passes through the caliper carrier and only screws into the trailing arm. On the bolt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2020, 09:18
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
Mike, you're right but at the moment, I'm having...

Mike, you're right but at the moment, I'm having to improvise with the tools I've got. I couldn't find my 1/2" 13mm socket which was why I used the step up combination but plus points for Draper...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2020, 22:10
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
You're quite right. It happened to be set at 90...

You're quite right. It happened to be set at 90 Lbs-ft and didn't click.


Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th April 2020, 19:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
Progress report:- Well,I've actually managed to...

Progress report:-
Well,I've actually managed to get one bolt out now - the easier bottom one.
I found a 6 point 13mm socket in my 1/4" drive set but the 1/4" extension bar was too springy and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2020, 16:03
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
Slackened off at the handbrake, removing a stack...

Slackened off at the handbrake, removing a stack of washers about 3/4"deep and replacing the nut flush with end of the screw.
I moved the adjuster about 60 notches until it came to a full stop.
I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2020, 13:28
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
No, I hadn't done that. I'd jumped straight in...

No, I hadn't done that. I'd jumped straight in and tried adjusting without slackening off at the hand brake :duh::duh:.
I'll try that next, thanks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th April 2020, 11:35
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By chicochapman
Chicochapman's story continues here ...

Chicochapman's story continues here


https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=2808470#post2808470
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2020, 11:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By chicochapman
Handbrake woes

following on from


https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=304379


where I have one side working ok but not the other - I've looked at the rear of the back plates and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 15:59
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By chicochapman
"I use a 1/2" AF ratcheting spanner and tap it...

"I use a 1/2" AF ratcheting spanner and tap it around"


I've got one of those but don't you risk damaging the ratchet mechanism?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 09:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks everyone for some very useful information....

Thanks everyone for some very useful information. If it is a corroded backplate, then a nice shiny new one fully kitted looks very attractive.
Meanwhile, investigations will continue.
I'll give an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2020, 19:31
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By chicochapman
Same problem here only I can't get the caliper...

Same problem here only I can't get the caliper mounting bolts undone to see what's going on inside. 13mm ring spanner starting slipping. No shortage of Plus Gas !
Presumably I should be able to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th April 2020, 02:29
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By chicochapman
Also applies to Borg and Beck BBK6210 (not fitted...

Also applies to Borg and Beck BBK6210 (not fitted yet) but I have a Dremel.
thanks Brian
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th March 2020, 16:09
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,324,923
Posted By chicochapman
Me too - -washed, claybar, resin polish and extra...

Me too - -washed, claybar, resin polish and extra gloss protection.
Easier job these days with micro-fibre cloths.


https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/424535e80c799ecdc5.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2020, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks for the info. The "off assembly" date for...

Thanks for the info. The "off assembly" date for my car was 2nd Sept 2002
so having downloaded the Toaf SRS tool, I'll try that first - after, that is I've bought a new DCU and managed to install it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th March 2020, 17:32
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks very much for that Brian. Just never...

Thanks very much for that Brian. Just never occurred to me that you could "fry" these things. Does a new one (£:() have to be paired with the car and if so do you know if it can be done with Toaf?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th March 2020, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By chicochapman
Problem "ECU not present or not connected"

Toaf won't talk to my airbag ECU. It reads everything else.
T4 won't connect either as I've been to see BigRuss a couple of times last year.
So I decided to do a bit of continuity testing but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 16:02
Replies: 52
Views: 5,203
Posted By chicochapman
You might find this link useful too ...

You might find this link useful too


https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=267883&highlight=toaf+cable
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 10:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By chicochapman
In my owner's handbook(MG ZT T) it says that the...

In my owner's handbook(MG ZT T) it says that the rain sensor only works when the stalk is set to intermittent and then it only changes the delay according to the amount of rain it "sees"


Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2019, 12:52
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By chicochapman
Secrets of the blue connector revealed

In the continuing search to resolve the air-bag light problem, I replaced one of the blue connectors with a pair of bullet connectors.
I then thought I would take the connector apart to see where...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2019, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By chicochapman
This was my solution - just depends on what you...

This was my solution - just depends on what you happen to have lying about.https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/thum_424535d487e4193fda.jpg
I made the clips from from some spring...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By chicochapman
Did you download the "SRS Tool" from the Toaf...

Did you download the "SRS Tool" from the Toaf site?
I've got it but as my airbag ECU isn't talking to me at the moment, I don't know how helpful this tool might be.
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 02:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By chicochapman
In this situation, the next thing I would try is...

In this situation, the next thing I would try is to get the Dremmel out and cut a slot in the face of the screw so that you can use a flat-bladed screwdriver.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th September 2019, 10:49
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By chicochapman
Thumbs up Thanks very much Brian. Much appreciated.

Thanks very much Brian. Much appreciated.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2019, 10:00
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By chicochapman
Help, airbag DCU pinout please.

MG ZT T 2002. The DCU part No is YWC 107090.
I'm trying to see if I have a 12V feed to this unit as it wouldn't talk to BigRuss' T4 .
I thought I'd found the correct circuit diagram and plug pin...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2019, 05:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By chicochapman
...........and if these bolts haven't been out...

...........and if these bolts haven't been out before, be prepared for some hard work as they're put in with some sort of thread locking compound.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st August 2019, 17:32
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By chicochapman
Electrolytic method every time for me.

Electrolytic method every time for me.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2019, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By chicochapman
Staff in A & E see people with all sorts of...

Staff in A & E see people with all sorts of objects stuck in the bottom but never a petrol pump block I believe.


Sorry, I'll get me coat!


Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2019, 19:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,876
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks for the photos. I see now why you had a...

Thanks for the photos. I see now why you had a "bit of bother"
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2019, 16:27
Replies: 34
Views: 2,876
Posted By chicochapman
I've no particular experience of this but...

I've no particular experience of this but try..............




1.insert a thin bladed flat screwdriver between the nut and the liner and push in hard to press it against the bolt.This might...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th August 2019, 19:01
Replies: 13,123
Views: 1,324,923
Posted By chicochapman
roof light

What a coincidence! I too have fixed my roof light today.
On mine, the lugs were missing entirely so I guessed there had been some sort of smaller spring clip originally. Remembering I had some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2019, 14:56
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By chicochapman
So, neither key will open at a distance - so not...

So, neither key will open at a distance - so not a key fob problem then.
Have look at this https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=146713&highlight=remote+locking+receiver
and other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st July 2019, 19:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By chicochapman
........up and running

Well, I thought I had pins 7 and 8 bridged but on further inspection, I'd foolishly bridged 9 and 10 instead !!
So having soldered 7&8, try again still no luck. Then I noticed that the heat of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By chicochapman
....but now they are!

Thanks to my new best friend - Tourist, the reversing sensors are now working.
As a precaution, I did a continuity check on the loom he sent me and all ok.
"Acting on information received" I was...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th June 2019, 10:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks for the suggestions; I did bridge the the...

Thanks for the suggestions; I did bridge the the pins in question (albeit with a twist of fuse wire) and I started getting error messages from TOAF.
However, I'll try again with a soldered link and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th June 2019, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By chicochapman
TOAF trouble

Hi,
I wonder if anyone can help me with TOAF.


I've downloaded the software and USB drivers(twice), hooking up to the car
I get the message "COM3 connect successful" but on "scan car" it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks very much, that's a very kind offer. PM...

Thanks very much, that's a very kind offer.
PM sent.



regards,


Malcolm
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By chicochapman
No wonder the reversing sensors weren't working!

I'm pretty sure the reason is that the wiring harness has been removed!


I bought this car (2002 ZT T KV6) only a couple of months ago, knowing that the reversing sensors weren't working. On...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th June 2019, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By chicochapman
Thanks very much for all the info. All the cables...

Thanks very much for all the info. All the cables I could see on Ebay were USB male to OBD2 female and now I see I need USB male to OBD male!
So now I've ordered a cable and I know which are pins 7...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2019, 19:49
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By chicochapman
Which diagnostic lead?

I'd like to buy a diagnostic lead to plug into my ZT T 2002 KV6 .
The socket in the car looks to be a 8pin single row but nearly all the ones on that well-known auction site seem to be double row...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th June 2019, 18:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By chicochapman
which one is faulty

Hi,
While we're on the topic, is there a way to bench-test the sensors to find out which one(s) are faulty?


Thanks,
Malc
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th May 2019, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By chicochapman
Range also varies in direct proportion to gallons...

Range also varies in direct proportion to gallons remaining in the tank and fuel consumption.
Furthermore, gallons remaining is a function of speed, elapsed time and MPG so unless you're a whiz at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2019, 18:52
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By chicochapman
I found that putting the steering wheel on to...

I found that putting the steering wheel on to "lock" enabled the key to be inserted correctly.
I also found that if you have two car keys on the same key-ring, it helps to make sure you're using the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd April 2019, 15:31
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By chicochapman
So, I've just bought a 2004 ZT T with the 2.5 V6...

So, I've just bought a 2004 ZT T with the 2.5 V6 engine.
Is the disc going to be relevant to me for "home mechanic" type of jobs,
particularly tracing spurious alarms?
Thanks,
Malc
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By chicochapman
Servicing within spitting distance of Stockport

Hi Everybody,


Potential ZT owner here. I'm a long time owner of MG Midgets but nowadays, getting in and out of the car is becoming a struggle so I'm looking for the "older Gentleman's" car. ...
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