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Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2020, 21:58
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Lovel
Coogans bluff, with two Triumph Bonnevilles in...

Coogans bluff, with two Triumph Bonnevilles in the chase, the baddie loses out as always, say no more. :cool:
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 56
Views: 2,264
Posted By Lovel
And the beeb have the audacity to show a photo of...

And the beeb have the audacity to show a photo of a riot outside the Spanish factory, still spinning negatives. Give us a break :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd May 2020, 17:28
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By Lovel
I disconnected mine a couple of years ago after...

I disconnected mine a couple of years ago after having problems connecting and after getting in touch by phone with the operator they said my unit was obsolete and I needed to upgrade to a newer...
Forum: Social Forum 15th May 2020, 12:38
Replies: 56
Views: 2,264
Posted By Lovel
A Positive

A positive outcome?

https://www.ft.com/content/8e2aaf0a-3868-450b-8582-dbd09587277c
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 13th May 2020, 12:55
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By Lovel
Hmm, Wondering how the Traveller community manage...

Hmm, Wondering how the Traveller community manage to navigate the country in their droves ?

Me. I’m putting my van up for sale at twice the price next month due to the anticipated demand and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th May 2020, 10:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By Lovel
The elastomer bond fails due to multiple heat...

The elastomer bond fails due to multiple heat cycles and pressure differentials between the oil and coolant sides and the bead starts to shimmy out. The bond is simply lost between the elastomer and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th April 2020, 18:07
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lovel
You can turn the cams any direction tbh, as long...

You can turn the cams any direction tbh, as long as the crank is in the correct timing position 90deg or safe position as some would call it. The piston in safe mode are at 90 deg and well away from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th March 2020, 10:08
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Lovel
Looks like the imprint of a backside. :}

Looks like the imprint of a backside. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 14:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lovel
Completely disagree don't exaggerate. This is no...

Completely disagree don't exaggerate. This is no different to using a Fuel pressure gauge as was intended via the schraeder valve, the worst that can happen is the user junks his gauge. :duh:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th March 2020, 11:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lovel
At the end of the fuel rail there is a shraeder...

At the end of the fuel rail there is a shraeder valve that can used to monitor fuel pressure. In theory when you turn the ignition on the pump should prime for 10 seconds or so. A tyre air pressure...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 19:30
Replies: 60
Views: 1,894
Posted By Lovel
Sorry about your predicaments, but I bet someone...

Sorry about your predicaments, but I bet someone else thinks differently :getmecoat:

https://i.ibb.co/WKh7wSX/TA465Hzl.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th March 2020, 09:49
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Lovel
I believe it was this....

I believe it was this. https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=303464

Must give the OP credit for the amount of time he spent getting to the bottom of this as most would have given up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2020, 21:49
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Lovel
Just curios if the piston was an assembly with...

Just curios if the piston was an assembly with conrod too? What make is the piston and liner?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th March 2020, 12:53
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Lovel
This could occur with our without the service...

This could occur with our without the service tools IMO. The key on the wheel and the slot have no gentle lead in to assist assembly, and I would imagine if the installer was not too careful would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th March 2020, 07:45
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Lovel
Be careful what you wish for. How much do...

Be careful what you wish for.

How much do you think the tax should be raised by from the current 75%?
80 , 90 , 100%. :duh:

How much tax should we put on electric vehicles as they are...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2020, 13:57
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By Lovel
Manufacturer Tooling Does Not Last Forever

Manufacturer tooling doesn’t last forever, and can wear down. It’s super expensive to re-tool, hence tempting for these companies to stretch the life of the tooling.

Consider this if LUK was the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 13:08
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By Lovel
The tightness of the set screws clamping the...

The tightness of the set screws clamping the inlet manifold is often overlooked as the engine manifold settles down over time and heat cycles the screws lose some tension and coolant has the ability...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 00:39
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
Just to give you a perspective, how much fossil...

Just to give you a perspective, how much fossil fuel do you think leaches out naturally from the earths surface including the seabed in a year ?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 07:39
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
A nice heart warming story of a rescue from...

A nice heart warming story of a rescue from blizzard conditions by an evil 4x4 SUV ilk :duh: Not an uncommon story for Scotland despite the alarmist climate emergency.

Do you really believe that a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 19:29
Replies: 75
Views: 3,802
Posted By Lovel
Can you eliminate my question in post #31

Can you eliminate my question in post #31
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2020, 22:10
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
Even if they doubled the road tax for a ICE car...

Even if they doubled the road tax for a ICE car it would still be cheaper than being up to your neck in debt with a spanking new EV.

Approaching the deadline I see the market for second hand ICE...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 23:15
Replies: 75
Views: 3,802
Posted By Lovel
Have you ever tried nipping up both of the alloy...

Have you ever tried nipping up both of the alloy manifold to cylinder head set pins? The card gasket joint does lose clamping force over time. There is a coolant gallery at each end that could leak...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th February 2020, 09:12
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
I canít see that there is any path for the...

I canít see that there is any path for the coolant to leak via the turbo. Oil yes but not coolant going into the inlet side. Unless there was a crack in the turbo housing or your inlet manifold is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 19:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By Lovel
It’s an engine out job to remove a conrod on a...

It’s an engine out job to remove a conrod on a KV6. Slightly different configuration from the K-series unfortunately. There is a casting in the lower half (bearing ladder) that contains a...
Forum: Social Forum 1st February 2020, 10:17
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Lovel
With the drivers wearing no masks.

With the drivers wearing no masks.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 12:49
Replies: 32
Views: 1,478
Posted By Lovel
Yep when I was looking for new Brit bike in...

Yep when I was looking for new Brit bike in 2016, although I wanted the Commando, there was no way I was going to splurge that sort of money on a bike. I opted for Triumphs "bargain" Street Twin...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 23:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,478
Posted By Lovel
Maybe time for a reformed NVT with Triumph...

Maybe time for a reformed NVT with Triumph saviour John Bloor at the helm?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th January 2020, 07:24
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Lovel
I bet Canada coped with this admirably, just got...

I bet Canada coped with this admirably, just got on with it and enjoyed what they could from the beauty of nature’s gifts.

Just waiting for the climate change brigade to attribute this as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2020, 07:25
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Lovel
Having the air filter in the engine bay only...

Having the air filter in the engine bay only creates a go faster noise. Sucking in hot air from the engine bay reduces power, better with denser cold air for performance., ie as the manufacturer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th January 2020, 12:51
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Lovel
Inlet manifold gasket not being compressed...

Inlet manifold gasket not being compressed enough, due to pulled bushing, warped manifold or elastomer just not sealing, Coolant weeps into cylinder and can cause rough running especially when cold....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 18:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By Lovel
I fit these under the bonnet of all my motors and...

I fit these under the bonnet of all my motors and around my sheds, effective works well, and gives the little blighters something to chew on. Safe with pets too. Lasts a couple of winters at least.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th January 2020, 07:26
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
The MG6 engine uses branded products such as...

The MG6 engine uses branded products such as liner and pistons. Usually under the Federal Mogul brand family. Eg, AE for pistons and liners a well known name for years, although they are all...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th January 2020, 23:45
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
Each con rod is numbered 1-4 with numbers facing...

Each con rod is numbered 1-4 with numbers facing the front, with piston arrow facing timing end.

What make of piston are they? Can’t stand unbranded stuff, a proud manufacturer would put their...
Forum: Social Forum 8th January 2020, 14:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Lovel
I wouldn't broadcast that you are flying long...

I wouldn't broadcast that you are flying long haul and using that nasty fossil fuels in this day an age. :duh:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2020, 21:41
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Lovel
Rav, if itís DYV then I have been through all the...

Rav, if itís DYV then I have been through all the well known points including multiple NGK plugs, gaps, leads, multiple coil packs, multiple solenoid valves, turbo waste gate hose retention, turbo...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2020, 12:22
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
A ďrenewableĒ form of energy then.

A ďrenewableĒ form of energy then.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th January 2020, 16:00
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
Encouraging Millions of brand spanking new Evís...

Encouraging Millions of brand spanking new Evís are not the answer as you are just creating more pollution and using up resources building something new and calling it emissions free.

If the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 20:24
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
Which make of piston/liners ?

Which make of piston/liners ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st January 2020, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Lovel
Probably around forty years of trying to use easy...

Probably around forty years of trying to use easy outs and not once have I found success. In the larger sizes yes they can work, but for a brake nipple forget it.

If ever I have to undo a brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st December 2019, 20:38
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
Hmm, thought you would opt for elastomer instead...

Hmm, thought you would opt for elastomer instead of mls. I never fit them now not even on a healthy spec motor, preferring to treat the elastomer gasket as a service item at 70k miles or so, after...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 18:19
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
If the liners are proving particularly tight to...

If the liners are proving particularly tight to shift this is an indication itself the the top of the spigot where the liner locates has mushroomed significantly. Typical symptoms are initial...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th December 2019, 07:38
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
Or this reinforced and pressure cast cylinder...

Or this reinforced and pressure cast cylinder block which comes with the tapping for the turbo oil drain. Rimmers version doesnít.
...
Forum: Social Forum 24th December 2019, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By Lovel
Smells fishy, a bit like the story of another...

Smells fishy, a bit like the story of another youngster sailing round the world and crying we have ruined her life, and all the politicos lined up beside her. The media frenzy following this latest...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2019, 18:33
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Lovel
If the VDO head unit is CD413 or such it’s sound...

If the VDO head unit is CD413 or such it’s sound reproduction is pretty poor compared to the unreliable M3100 which definitely has more oomph.

If it’s the original MGR fitment and for that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th December 2019, 19:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,656
Posted By Lovel
The lip seals would undoubtedly reduce the...

The lip seals would undoubtedly reduce the pressure force acting on the seal by perhaps 50%, but a dust cover would be a must in my opinion or the lip seal will fail early. Hence my logic is fit the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 23:20
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
An Imp with a difference. Running gear from a...

An Imp with a difference. Running gear from a written off Geordie Leaf :shocked:

Nah not really but perhaps something I should consider.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 21:11
Replies: 478
Views: 22,613
Posted By Lovel
My new EV is emissions free :laugh: ...

My new EV is emissions free :laugh:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50812616
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2019, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Lovel
Spent quite a bit of itís life with one of my...

Spent quite a bit of itís life with one of my friends up here in the North East of Scotland. I replaced the ECM due to water damage in the past.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2019, 09:47
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
160 stamped on the piston crown is unrelated to...

160 stamped on the piston crown is unrelated to the ZT output, Also if you have a Rover 1.8T you have 150ps but still 160 stamped on the piston crown.

I believe the 160 reference is related to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2019, 22:42
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Lovel
Before they go any further does the immobilised...

Before they go any further does the immobilised icon display on the ipk? Try hooking up T4 and in security or engine management and not if mobilised or not.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2019, 18:19
Replies: 81
Views: 5,209
Posted By Lovel
.004Ē or .003Ē ?

.004Ē or .003Ē ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lovel
Hereís my measurements from the old rolls taken...

Hereís my measurements from the old rolls taken at different points. Should measure 4.76mm unsure of the tolerance though :shrug: and of course I have already fitted the other roll to the car with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 23:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lovel
It’s that Saville stuff same as in your photo,...

It’s that Saville stuff same as in your photo, but it’s probably two years since I bought it from eBay.
The replacement is again eBay but this time the pipe itself is makes with BS standard and it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 22:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lovel
Thanks for verifying the measurements on the...

Thanks for verifying the measurements on the Saville pipe, Looks like I do indeed have a poor batch. two rolls infact :mad:
I have asked the company what tolerance their pipe is supposed to be. will...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 19:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lovel
This looks like a proud manufacturer where they...

This looks like a proud manufacturer where they actually state the BS specifications on the pipe itself.. Will probably give these guy a go. Be interstate to see what the OD is compared to the other...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 18:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lovel
Does anyone have any particular recommendations...

Does anyone have any particular recommendations for a quality supplier of brake pipe? The reason I ask is that my Sykes pickavant flaring tool is letting the pipe slip through the dies.

My current...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 09:49
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Lovel
Now Steve, she had one careful owner before your...

Now Steve, she had one careful owner before your tenure up to 100k miles who was light on the clutch, :} so why would it start slipping all of a sudden?

Donít go down the path of a solid flywheel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2019, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Lovel
These guys may still sell the genuine undertray....

These guys may still sell the genuine undertray. Fits all models. I purchased one via their eBay advert. Maybe a quick message to them. Came with clips too.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2019, 19:35
Replies: 55
Views: 3,428
Posted By Lovel
Put the plebs on night shift. :} Shanks pony.

Put the plebs on night shift. :}

Shanks pony.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 22:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lovel
Btw I did test the oil pressure with the engine...

Btw I did test the oil pressure with the engine running and it was good even with the poor bearings. Also camshaft bearings in head were fairly scored up, proving that this had been a neglected...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:49
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By Lovel
Here is my experience on that o-ring. My Son had...

Here is my experience on that o-ring. My Son had been experiencing some top end noise from his zs180 and off course he had been reading about the alleged o-ring issue, I thought it highly unlikely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 22:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By Lovel
Inlet manifold set screws need nipping up too as...

Inlet manifold set screws need nipping up too as can be seen from the coolant stains. Typical after a few thousand miles of bedding in.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2019, 10:22
Replies: 57
Views: 4,085
Posted By Lovel
Add at least 50% for import duty, and air freight...

Add at least 50% for import duty, and air freight is none too cheap either unless you can wait 6-8 weeks for surface vessel
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2019, 07:31
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Lovel
With new gaskets fitted and after a few hours...

With new gaskets fitted and after a few hours running it pays to give the alloy inlet manifold set screws a nip up. I have seen plenty of these that are almost loose and not applying any squeeze to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Lovel
Made by SAIC or Nanjing. Nothing to do with MG...

Made by SAIC or Nanjing. Nothing to do with MG Rover, only the mould probably emanated from the UK
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 18:56
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Lovel
Chipping away the excess flaky rust with a chisel...

Chipping away the excess flaky rust with a chisel or such then a quick run over with a die nut before trying to back of the nut will clean the ends of the threads up nicely.

Upon reassembly a bit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 16:14
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Lovel
underneath the seat there is a thin steel wire...

underneath the seat there is a thin steel wire and clevis pin that should be connected to the base of the seat. This wire is attached to the seat belt upper anchor and should move up and down as the...
Forum: Social Forum 13th September 2019, 07:32
Replies: 109
Views: 4,434
Posted By Lovel
There is a rule on how long the bin can sit out...

There is a rule on how long the bin can sit out on the pavement, however The bin lorry timetable in our neck of the woods can arrive anytime between 7:00 and 15:00 and sometimes not at all so you end...
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2019, 13:30
Replies: 109
Views: 4,434
Posted By Lovel
Single and multiple occupancy wheelie bins/skips...

Single and multiple occupancy wheelie bins/skips are more prolific kerb space abusers. I wonder what they have in store for them ? :devil:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th September 2019, 00:02
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Lovel
In addition to what the others have said. If...

In addition to what the others have said. If there are no visible leaks or dried in coolant staining to be found perhaps the coolant is leaking into the sump. This can occur if the elastomer bead in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 19:10
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Lovel
The 1.8T has a totally different manufacture...

The 1.8T has a totally different manufacture process for the hose compared to the V6. The 1.8T hoses are made in a jam rolly polly sort of process, and in a relatively short time leaches coolant via...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st September 2019, 17:45
Replies: 35
Views: 3,459
Posted By Lovel
Sad to see a plain talking techy leave, but...

Sad to see a plain talking techy leave, but interests change and as Mike says onwards and upwards. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st September 2019, 17:42
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Lovel
Shame but when the Iovox was working it gave a...

Shame but when the Iovox was working it gave a much better sound than the tinny VDO including their 5403mp3 player.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2019, 12:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Lovel
All three cars in family are made in UK not...

All three cars in family are made in UK not Cloggy land :} Designed, Engineered and Built in UK with probably lots of bits from all around the world and the UK, but nothing new there.

My family...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th August 2019, 17:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Lovel
Hmm, unreliable ? :duh: From the UK's...

Hmm, unreliable ? :duh:

From the UK's leading consumer magazine. Perhaps I'm biased as I have three (R50,R56,F56) in the family and not one of them has let anyone down even the oldest one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 18:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Lovel
The F56 has a different box compared to R50/R56....

The F56 has a different box compared to R50/R56. Statement on auto boxes Bit like HGF they all do that.

My son picked up up a R50 auto recently for peanuts that the owner was convinced the the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th August 2019, 11:50
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Lovel
A sad indictment on our throw away society.:duh: ...

A sad indictment on our throw away society.:duh:

Secondhand KV6 manifolds are out there if you shop around £100 upwards. Plus approx 1 hour labour to fit. You may also have to replace the VIS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th August 2019, 10:12
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By Lovel
I thought the etron was all battery? Spent...

I thought the etron was all battery?

Spent £60 on petrol in nine months and cost them a minimum of £70k for the etron:}:duh:
How many miles covered in 9 months and is that creeping around town...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 21:16
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By Lovel
The 10 year old rust bucket from the 60/70s has...

The 10 year old rust bucket from the 60/70s has generally been surpassed. In the latter generations of motor manufacture standards have improved leading to longer lifespans (75 and ZT included). ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By Lovel
I have been in the market for one of these...

I have been in the market for one of these “planet savers” for some time, having driven the i3, Leaf, eGolf, & Zoe on a test track they are impressive to drive but rather soul less. Talking with...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2019, 14:52
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Lovel
I would suggest with the engine hot carry out...

I would suggest with the engine hot carry out compression test on all cylinders with throttle full open and fully charged battery.

Are all spark plugs the same colour?

Additionally a failing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th August 2019, 10:14
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By Lovel
Removing 3 x 8mm A/F set screws from the front...

Removing 3 x 8mm A/F set screws from the front plastic cover and peeling it back is all that is required to establish if the belt is turning/one-piece/failing/slack and/or slipped a tooth. It won’t...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th August 2019, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Lovel
Brand new ECU from Rimmers, £114.00 +10 mins to...

Brand new ECU from Rimmers, £114.00 +10 mins to code with T4, and a little tweak of the ZCS codes and you will have a 177ps version.
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-NNN000170
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By Lovel
Those complete side panels are ex factory that...

Those complete side panels are ex factory that were destined for assembly but never made it to production. To reduce postage especially overseas, Its worth asking Rimmers to cut a section of sill,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 19:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,588
Posted By Lovel
The alloy thread in the block would strip long...

The alloy thread in the block would strip long before the high tensile bolt reached its elastic state, its definitely not that. Its a patch bolt as Mike says, and can be reused with a little...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2019, 10:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By Lovel
Given that you paid £95 for the eBay sills, for...

Given that you paid £95 for the eBay sills, for not much more money Why not contact Rimmer bros and see if they would cut an original sill section of from this whole side of the body? Relatively...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th July 2019, 09:06
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Lovel
On engines like the KV6 & Kseries with numerous...

On engines like the KV6 & Kseries with numerous plastic piping joints using a jubilee clip applies a single pinch point at one side and there is also the temptation is to give them an extra yark up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2019, 18:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lovel
Sticking brake calliper/piston/pads sticking in...

Sticking brake calliper/piston/pads sticking in brake calliper mounting guide ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2019, 18:10
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Lovel
If it’s a facelift model, the relay/S in the BCU...

If it’s a facelift model, the relay/S in the BCU May have failed, a quick check on MG.Org will show up the issue. Can be done diy or send to Technozen. You will have to remove the BCU from behind the...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2019, 16:16
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Lovel
I’m unused to any oil useage on all my motors,...

I’m unused to any oil useage on all my motors, even my 47 year old V8. Here’s my take on it with the modern engine. On the R56 petrol with Peugeot Citroen engine model there are no puddles of oil...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2019, 13:35
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Lovel
My daughter runs a R56 120k miles (1.4 Prince...

My daughter runs a R56 120k miles (1.4 Prince engine), my son a R50 106k miles (1.6 Tritec engine, Joint venture Chrysler/Rover!), and my daily is a F56 3k miles (1.5 BMW B38), they are all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2019, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Lovel
I imagine the ambulance chasers are going to have...

I imagine the ambulance chasers are going to have a Klondike in litigation.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th June 2019, 10:21
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Lovel
Which magazine reported earlier this year in...

Which magazine reported earlier this year in comparison test of Nissan Leaf v Ford Fiesta petrol that the leaf cost £600-£700/year versus petrol fiesta at £1,300. At the moment Paying £10-20k extra...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 19:27
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Lovel
Two copies ready for Matt & Chris, please supply...

Two copies ready for Matt & Chris, please supply your postal addresses via PM.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Lovel
I didnít want to just give out your hard work,...

I didnít want to just give out your hard work, but now we have your blessing :bowdown:

Brian you are usually quicker of the mark than me. Have you already dealt with this?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd June 2019, 18:49
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Lovel
MkII zs180 here and T4 working beautifully with...

MkII zs180 here and T4 working beautifully with Phil’s latest patch for T4.
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2019, 00:10
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Lovel
Shells Brent Bravo an old haunt of mine. Two...

Shells Brent Bravo an old haunt of mine.

Two more platforms still to go (currently working on them)

https://www.oedigital.com/news/467422-video-pioneering-spirit-lifts-brent-bravo-topsides
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th June 2019, 19:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By Lovel
Fanatastic photos Rav looks great in Firefrost....

Fanatastic photos Rav looks great in Firefrost. Like I said Iím not a manic polisher, so if you do get round to polishing it up it will no doubt look even better.

Very embarrassing on the battery...
Forum: Social Forum 6th June 2019, 07:21
Replies: 218
Views: 5,221
Posted By Lovel
For sure tragic. There’s no doubt about that,...

For sure tragic. There’s no doubt about that, however they are deemed the great unwashed “Dirty” jobs and the jobs that the Eco flatutulent want rid of long term. All that will happen is that they...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2019, 21:43
Replies: 218
Views: 5,221
Posted By Lovel
No doubt the Eco warriors will be celebrating on...

No doubt the Eco warriors will be celebrating on their drums in the street then. �� ��
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2019, 09:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By Lovel
Did I see the car on the back of a trailer...

Did I see the car on the back of a trailer yesterday around 17:00 heading out of Turriff towards Foggie? Looks like the right shade of slime on it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 07:29
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By Lovel
You mean naive? Building any car causes...

You mean naive?

Building any car causes pollution just not in my back yard.

Sounds a bit like when cats were just starting to be fitted on cars , where the manufacturer would place a badge on...
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2019, 07:27
Replies: 218
Views: 5,221
Posted By Lovel
The current levels of employment are even more...

The current levels of employment are even more impressive if you consider that over the last ten years let’s say the population of the UK has grown by net 500k (give a take a 100k:}) folks a year,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th May 2019, 13:47
Replies: 91
Views: 7,169
Posted By Lovel
The decline in engineering is an unfortunate...

The decline in engineering is an unfortunate trend that has been going on for years. With the current and growing daily media brainwashing frenzy on climate change this will be right up the green...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2019, 07:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Lovel
The disc shows Range Rover model year 2002...

The disc shows Range Rover model year 2002 onwards.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2019, 19:16
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Lovel
Have DJLOD21 available. Covers Range Rover 02MY>...

Have DJLOD21 available. Covers Range Rover 02MY> issue date 05/2006

https://i.ibb.co/pw0JZZP/B45432-AE-B447-48-FA-9-F40-5-BF079881-C00.jpg (https://ibb.co/vqwZmmB)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th April 2019, 23:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Lovel
Question Is LRT5020A Any Use ?

I have an unused LRT5020A for a P38 if any use?

https://i.ibb.co/T8mNHX5/65-F80-BAA-E4-ED-425-D-B2-E4-88-DCE0-A286-FE.jpg (https://ibb.co/yyWx8TJ)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 18:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Lovel
Sorry but I just reached my quota of 1 job a year...

Sorry but I just reached my quota of 1 job a year as someone popped by for a key this weekend, now putting T4 into hibernation :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th April 2019, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Lovel
Sump oil level increasing ? Coolant sits below...

Sump oil level increasing ? Coolant sits below oil until it eventually reaches oil pump intake then mixes to a mayonnaise over time

Inlet manifold leaking gasket or gasket not being squeezed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st March 2019, 12:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Lovel
My annual one chance a year to do any diagnostics...

My annual one chance a year to do any diagnostics up here locally and I get trumped by the south of the border clan ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st March 2019, 12:25
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Lovel
This should carry a government health warning :} ...

This should carry a government health warning :}

Be prepared to get sucked in and spend time on it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th March 2019, 22:42
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Lovel
Lightbulb AROnline Rover 75 DVD

Canít believe the eagle eyed amongst you have not spotted this already?

Rover 75 DVD gets green light. Including input from design Engineers, Project Engineers and Public relations.
...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2019, 20:12
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Lovel
What do you think of the new channel BBC Glasgow...

What do you think of the new channel BBC Glasgow then ? ;)
Forum: Items Wanted 14th March 2019, 13:05
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Lovel
Here's some turbo pistons and rods for sale, only...

Here's some turbo pistons and rods for sale, only thing is they happen to be inside an engine :getmecoat:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=291635
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2019, 12:43
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Lovel
Duplicate Thread

Duplicate Thread.

It would be more efficient for members to respond if you kept to one thread.

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=293557
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd March 2019, 18:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Lovel
You have a 1.8T ? I would check the inlet...

You have a 1.8T ?

I would check the inlet manifold gasket for sealing effectiveness. Even though they may have fitted a new inlet manifold gasket the seal may not be getting sufficient clamping...
Forum: Social Forum 1st March 2019, 07:28
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Lovel
There are more important things in life to worry...

There are more important things in life to worry about, surely :shrug:

Did he harm anyone or anything?

What if he reversed it using the rear screen ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st February 2019, 22:19
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
Hi Paul, I hope your machine is settling in now...

Hi Paul, I hope your machine is settling in now and chalking up the miles?

Iím running on .6mm gap. I havenít seen any staring difference with 1.0 or .6mm tbh. Worth a shout at least, I think my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 19:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,601
Posted By Lovel
Facelift model Smartnav box drain? I have had two...

Facelift model Smartnav box drain? I have had two and both drained the batteries quite quickly within a week or so. Disconnected and problems disappeared immediately.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2019, 15:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
It has a vvc manifold, and not a drop of coolant...

It has a vvc manifold, and not a drop of coolant is used. Itís not juddering or anything like that. It runs beautifully, just a subtle tiny bit more cranking before it fires up from a cold engine....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2019, 13:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
12.1v this morning so a new battery it is then. :}

12.1v this morning so a new battery it is then. :}
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2019, 18:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
The motor turns over as fast as ever, it just...

The motor turns over as fast as ever, it just needs a fraction of a second more to start to my ear, and something is going. It never failed to start in the recent minus temps we had constantly up...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2019, 16:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
In the most extreme cold days (we get lots of...

In the most extreme cold days (we get lots of them up here) it starts on the button exactly the same as on a hot day.
Every now and again I get a little delay before it fires up independent of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2019, 13:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
I run the tank until the gauge is close to empty...

I run the tank until the gauge is close to empty on all my 75ís and never had an issue of fuel supply to date. However the scenario occurs whether full or empty.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2019, 12:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Lovel
Question Intermittent Slightly Sluggish Start 1.8T

Very unusually for my runabout, these last few weeks I have been experiencing a sluggish start before the engine catches when the engine is cold. This occurs in very low outside temp and when...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2019, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Lovel
T4 does identify and record the alarm triggers in...

T4 does identify and record the alarm triggers in the alarm and security diagnostics.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2019, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Lovel
T4 will identify switch functionality, but its...

T4 will identify switch functionality, but its basically an on and off sort of check, and cant distinguish between slight connectivity or shorting.

Take a close look at the N/S wiring harness...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2019, 21:22
Replies: 41
Views: 6,884
Posted By Lovel
Interesting you mention the battery though as the...

Interesting you mention the battery though as the last couple of weeks there has been a subtle change in the turning over sound that made me think the battery is on the turn. The battery has had a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th February 2019, 13:53
Replies: 41
Views: 6,884
Posted By Lovel
Question Interesting scenario with my 1.8T these last few...

Interesting scenario with my 1.8T these last few days. I noticed that the engine takes a fraction of a second more turn of the starter to fire. It starts on first turn of key but not as quickly as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2019, 20:31
Replies: 71
Views: 6,755
Posted By Lovel
A friend of mine had this occur three years ago...

A friend of mine had this occur three years ago with his k-series MGTF, allowing a leaking coolant system to eventually get diluted to a level where it froze and the timing belt jumped. He let me...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2019, 16:47
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lovel
Sales force meeting last week, after a slow start...

Sales force meeting last week, after a slow start to year (as usual in January) the boss is looking for a strategy for coming year, and is looking for some initiatives.

Here’s a great idea says...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2019, 13:33
Replies: 148
Views: 6,681
Posted By Lovel
Rover 75 wheelbase = 2746mm Defender 90...

Rover 75 wheelbase = 2746mm
Defender 90 wheelbase = 384mm LESS
Freelander wheelbase = 87mm LESS

Both of these 4x4 models have smaller footprint than a 75, so monstrosity I think not. For sure I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2019, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Lovel
ABS, cooling fan. I tried the 160 on mine but...

ABS, cooling fan. I tried the 160 on mine but quickly removed it, and purchased 138ps specifically for the TD4, and quite nice it was too.

Hereís a more sensible upgrade for the facelift model,...
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2019, 21:15
Replies: 43
Views: 2,778
Posted By Lovel
I think not. Will be fighting over fresh water or...

I think not. Will be fighting over fresh water or just plain old space what with the population explosion.
Forum: Social Forum 9th January 2019, 21:12
Replies: 43
Views: 2,778
Posted By Lovel
A Scary future prospect for truck drivers out...

A Scary future prospect for truck drivers out there no doubt.:eek:

Wouldn’t they have used big bad oil to manufacture the steel, tyres, or the electric motors. In fact everything of it ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th January 2019, 13:14
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Lovel
What fuel pressure are you getting at the...

What fuel pressure are you getting at the manifold ?

Have you inspected the fuel filter (left hand rear) for backing off ?

Check the ignition leads closely, especially around the connection at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2019, 18:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By Lovel
Yes agreed the one way phenomenon could leave...

Yes agreed the one way phenomenon could leave residual pressure, but i think we are often guilty of imagining the worst when it comes to K or KV6 engines.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2019, 18:29
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Lovel
O-rings should be stored in a dark poly bag or...

O-rings should be stored in a dark poly bag or away from direct UV exposure. Probably UV has gotten to them and hence they should not be used. In my industry o-rings are kept for a maximum of 5 years...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th January 2019, 11:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By Lovel
Couldn’t that also be a symptom from air trapped...

Couldn’t that also be a symptom from air trapped in the system ? If there were a crack, Surely any residual compression would also bleed off with the engine stopped, ie though piston rings or valve...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th December 2018, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By Lovel
Powerwash pump split and drawing/leaking current....

Powerwash pump split and drawing/leaking current. Disconnect electrical connector from the powerwash pump on the washer bottle under the front offside bumper to eliminate ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th December 2018, 11:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By Lovel
A DDE4 ECM and EWS with transponders will work to...

A DDE4 ECM and EWS with transponders will work to an extent if the replacement ECM has no water damage (most ECM's I see from 75's have been wet or damaged at some point in their life. Freelander TD4...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th December 2018, 18:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Lovel
Dow Corning silicon grease is perfect for these...

Dow Corning silicon grease is perfect for these applications on the o-ring and sealing surface. No scraped knuckles when trying to remove :icon_rolleyes: and so easy to instal. Provides some form of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th December 2018, 07:14
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By Lovel
You going to fit the timing belt guard are you ?

You going to fit the timing belt guard are you ?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd December 2018, 23:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Lovel
Oil (once the elastomer bead bond on the head...

Oil (once the elastomer bead bond on the head gasket is broken enters the cooling system) is wonderful at swelling up and weakening the hose material EPDM, this coupled with the inferior...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 12:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lovel
Seems crazy to advertise this fact in the title...

Seems crazy to advertise this fact in the title then ?

My experience. I passed this link on to a club member last month who bought two keys (hopefully)from the ebay vendor, delivered in two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 20:13
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By Lovel
Sorry but for clarification on above. Once the...

Sorry but for clarification on above. Once the head is fitted DO NOT rotate the engine or the pistons will contact the valves if the camshafts are already fitted.

First Fit the belts, then rotate...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 17:08
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By Lovel
Ok all sounds good then, sorry but the photos...

Ok all sounds good then, sorry but the photos didnít seem to show a gap, but as I said earlier perhaps misleading from the angle taken.

Btw, You wouldnít have any physical contact issues with the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 13:06
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By Lovel
New hose assembly sounds good. The plastic...

New hose assembly sounds good. The plastic t-piece when new will be fine for many miles, until the top hose starts playing up and a new hose is fitted and then someone fits an over tightened jubilee...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2018, 10:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By Lovel
If nothing else take a good close up photo of the...

If nothing else take a good close up photo of the blade pattern. At least you will have this on record, and will be simple to order from here....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 09:52
Replies: 91
Views: 9,100
Posted By Lovel
I admire your determination given the biting wind...

I admire your determination given the biting wind yesterday.

With all the effort you’ve put in. I hope the coolant system peripherals are in good shape? Mainly the top coolant hose and the...
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