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Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th August 2018, 11:54
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Rob Bell
Thumbs up Thanks guys - yes, I was wondering about...

Thanks guys - yes, I was wondering about intercooler function - but as the turbo did boost and the problem was more off-boost lethargy, unless the thing is partially blocked (or blockage else where...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2018, 17:57
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks RoverBarmy. Is this something that the...

Thanks RoverBarmy. Is this something that the Rover 75 and MG ZT really need? Surely that (air density) should be accounted for by the MAF?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th August 2018, 14:24
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Rob Bell
Hot weather + high altitude power loss below 1800rpm (CDTi)

Hi Guys,

Just returned from holiday driving across France, through the Pyrenees and then across Northern Spain. Fantastic drive - the ZTT is such the perfect family wagon for these kind of trips,...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 13th April 2017, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Jeff. Have PM'd Sean too, so...

Thanks Jeff.

Have PM'd Sean too, so hopefully can make some progress with this... :)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th April 2017, 18:30
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob Bell
Will do! :)

Will do! :)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 12th April 2017, 12:01
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob Bell
Looks like it is a rarely encountered problem? No...

Looks like it is a rarely encountered problem? No worries, will see whether I can find a fix and will post here... :)
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 10th April 2017, 14:45
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Rob Bell
Navall3 - problems with playing certain DVDs

Hi chaps,

As some may recall, I have rear DVD monitors built into the front headrests for the kids to watch on long journeys (see https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=72035). "In...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 23:42
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
Looks good! I still like the Angel eye idea...

Looks good!

I still like the Angel eye idea - and have confirmed the lamp diameter at 80mm :)

I'll have a think now and decide what to do. How often do I actually use the fogs? Not often!!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 18:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
Perfect - I just need to check the diameter of...

Perfect - I just need to check the diameter of the front fogs on the car now :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 18:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
That's neat - and I guess that works okay with...

That's neat - and I guess that works okay with the CAN BUS? :}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 18:30
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
80mm COB LED -...

80mm COB LED - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-80MM-White-Angel-Eyes-COB-Halo-Ring-Light-Car-Headlight-SMD-Chips-LED-DRL-/381415673317?hash=item58ce254de5:g:ceUAAOSwWnFWBFGq
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
Tucking behind the grille is a good idea -...

Tucking behind the grille is a good idea - although I'd be more tempted to go with the lower grille option.

What is the diameter of the fog lamp? Is it around 80mm?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 17:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
That's exactly what I was after - where did you...

That's exactly what I was after - where did you get the Angle Eye kit from? Some of the links on the original thread are now cold. :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 17:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
True! :) The other thought I had was to...

True! :)

The other thought I had was to mount a strip inside the moulded air ducts in the ZT bumper, below the styling strake:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 17:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
Useful thread, thanks! :) The angle eye fogs...

Useful thread, thanks! :)

The angle eye fogs are pricey - but I quite like the look of them. Whether I like them £121's worth, I am not so sure...

I am thinking they'll look a bit like the MINI...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2016, 15:22
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rob Bell
DRL Angle Eye fog lamps (MG7/ MGZT Mk1)

Spotted these while browsing through Aliexpress - has anyone got any experience of these on a UK car yet? Might be a neat DRL solution for our cars?
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2015, 16:13
Replies: 51
Views: 4,103
Posted By Rob Bell
V8 diesel? :) It's a lot of fabrication...

V8 diesel? :)

It's a lot of fabrication work. If you have the skills then this will be a lot of time. If you don't then it is a serious investment of both time and money.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th April 2015, 10:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By Rob Bell
Just stumbled on this thread - that looked like a...

Just stumbled on this thread - that looked like a nice and useful device Alf - thanks for highlighting it: it's certainly affordable :)

I guess the problem that many of us diesel owners have is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2014, 13:06
Replies: 73
Views: 4,812
Posted By Rob Bell
Is this a failed head gasket and hydraulic lock...

Is this a failed head gasket and hydraulic lock of one or more of the cylinders Kenton?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2014, 18:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,913
Posted By Rob Bell
The Mini Cooper Getrag 6-speed is not a direct...

The Mini Cooper Getrag 6-speed is not a direct fit onto a K-series - I bought one to compare against a PG1 gearbox. Nothing is impossible of course, but problems include a different bell housing stud...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd September 2014, 09:52
Replies: 76
Views: 5,448
Posted By Rob Bell
Look forward to hearing more when news becomes...

Look forward to hearing more when news becomes available! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th August 2014, 18:17
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Rob Bell
Guys, absolutely brilliant! :D Pete, I'll...

Guys, absolutely brilliant! :D

Pete, I'll drop you a PM :)

I think I've read that the wiring for the lamps are already there, even in a "poverty spec" ZTT (climate control and electric windows...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2014, 15:05
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Rob Bell
Illuminated mirror sunvisors for the ZT

Hi guys,

I really miss the illuminated vanity mirrors from our old 75, and would like to have them in our ZTT. From reading various threads, the wiring ought to be there already, so all good.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd August 2014, 14:24
Replies: 410
Views: 45,646
Posted By Rob Bell
Just come across this thread - and no, the pipes...

Just come across this thread - and no, the pipes are still not listed on their website (how long now? LOL)

Will be checking out the pipe when I get home this evening - I suspect I'll need a new...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2014, 17:28
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Rob Bell
Great spot this - have you got contact details?...

Great spot this - have you got contact details? Was it in Connoisseur or Contemporary trim? :)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2014, 19:35
Replies: 179
Views: 8,095
Posted By Rob Bell
Anyone got pictures of these beauties fitted to...

Anyone got pictures of these beauties fitted to their cars? Particularly interested to see what they'd look like on a Mk1 tourer... :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2014, 17:25
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob Bell
Brilliant - got it! :D

Brilliant - got it! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2014, 17:16
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob Bell
Dumb question - how do I get into test mode? :duh:

Dumb question - how do I get into test mode? :duh:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2014, 15:38
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks for that Klarzy - I'll give it a shot. ...

Thanks for that Klarzy - I'll give it a shot.

PS I presume you need a message centre IPK to get the engine temperature readings?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2014, 18:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob Bell
Hmm - now I have read a few threads, two areas to...

Hmm - now I have read a few threads, two areas to look at I think:
1. Clean the EGR (or even replace with a bypass?)
2. Replace the PCV filter (I have no idea when that was last done)

Any other...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2014, 17:26
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rob Bell
Clearly I have a problem! The best fuel economy...

Clearly I have a problem! The best fuel economy I've ever got out of our ZTT CDTi (manual) is 40mpg on gentle motorway cruising at around 70mph.

That's an improvement, by the way, over what it had...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2014, 16:20
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rob Bell
Awesome - thanks! :D

Awesome - thanks! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2014, 14:20
Replies: 277
Views: 14,194
Posted By Rob Bell
Petition signed... How many signatures are...

Petition signed...

How many signatures are needed?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2014, 14:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rob Bell
I doubt it - SP Performance has been defunct...

I doubt it - SP Performance has been defunct since around February 2000...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2014, 11:25
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rob Bell
Hi Klarzy, These designs are for the later...

Hi Klarzy,

These designs are for the later version of the MGF/TF instrument pack - are you able to do something very similar for the Mk1 version (with the analogue odometer)?

Also what I'd be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2014, 14:40
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rob Bell
My folks are in Wiltshire - so could potentially...

My folks are in Wiltshire - so could potentially coordinate something and join the nano meet? :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2014, 13:59
Replies: 17
Views: 7,553
Posted By Rob Bell
For the inner geek wanting to see how you can...

For the inner geek wanting to see how you can read live MEMS data from halfway across a carpark, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v1Koh3572pw

This in itself isn't...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2014, 10:07
Replies: 54
Views: 8,920
Posted By Rob Bell
Ugh - I feel your pain. :( Not sure I can add...

Ugh - I feel your pain. :( Not sure I can add much at this stage other than going back and checking everything, no matter how trivial. When this happens to me, the usual explanation is that I've done...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th June 2014, 10:04
Replies: 54
Views: 8,920
Posted By Rob Bell
No worries at all Pete - thanks for the mention...

No worries at all Pete - thanks for the mention and the kind words! They were posted on line to help others, and now they'll help me too! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2014, 16:50
Replies: 54
Views: 8,920
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Andre! There's an incentive to get this...

Thanks Andre! There's an incentive to get this done - and thanks for the PM :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2014, 12:01
Replies: 54
Views: 8,920
Posted By Rob Bell
Fantastic work sirs! I've parked this idea for...

Fantastic work sirs! I've parked this idea for years with an idea to make my own loom, but never actually doing it!!! It is SO reassuring that it is possible!

Has anyone got a copy of those two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2014, 17:48
Replies: 20
Views: 4,799
Posted By Rob Bell
PS brilliant link in your signature bar Andre -...

PS brilliant link in your signature bar Andre - http://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=176283

Time to start ordering lots of wire and finding the relevant connectors! :hurray:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2014, 17:44
Replies: 20
Views: 4,799
Posted By Rob Bell
Believe it or not, that part number is genuine...

Believe it or not, that part number is genuine and is the diesel cruise loom. BUT as far as I can tell, it was never made available - as you very rightly say, the cruise loom is bundled with the main...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2014, 15:57
Replies: 20
Views: 4,799
Posted By Rob Bell
PS Cruise control loom, part number YMC104410...

PS Cruise control loom, part number YMC104410 doesn't appear to exist :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2014, 15:56
Replies: 20
Views: 4,799
Posted By Rob Bell
I've been down this road, and I think that a...

I've been down this road, and I think that a diesel loom DIY is possible (and in fact, I believe that it has even been done before by Nick at Austin Garages?)

My research on this before I too...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2014, 18:03
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Rob Bell
A sneaky bump - all welcome to join our merry...

A sneaky bump - all welcome to join our merry band of beta-testers on Father's day ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2014, 12:50
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks John - where under the bonnet did you see...

Thanks John - where under the bonnet did you see the problem? Sounds as though I am going to need to insert a sacrificial bulb to find the chaffed section of loom!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2014, 11:46
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By Rob Bell
A thread resurrection! My MGF has never...

A thread resurrection!

My MGF has never blown a bulb in 18 years and 111k miles - but the ZT seems to have an appetite for them :(

Last weekend I had to replace the dipped beam and side light...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th June 2014, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Rob Bell
Great - will do! For those who are are...

Great - will do!

For those who are are going to the Essex meet on the same day at the Halfway House, Phillip will be heading over there in the afternoon, so you can catch up with him there :D
...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 9th June 2014, 11:28
Replies: 37
Views: 3,956
Posted By Rob Bell
You're right - anything with the K16 engine after...

You're right - anything with the K16 engine after 2000 had MEMS3 - but the KV6 uses the Siemens EMS2000 I believe - and isn't a unit that Phillip has tested yet? :)
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The South East 5th June 2014, 15:04
Replies: 37
Views: 3,956
Posted By Rob Bell
Hi chaps, Just found about about this meet...

Hi chaps,

Just found about about this meet from pistonbroke666...

Yes, I am trying to put together a diagnostic test day with MG, Rover, Lotus, Caterham etc owners - here's the information from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2014, 10:20
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Rob Bell
Testing a new all-Rover diagnostic kit - June 15th, North London

Hi Chaps,

As an owner of multiple MG Rovers (a lot of us are!) with ECUs that are not OBD2 compliant (argh!) reading fault codes is a nightmare. Personally, I don't think I'd get enough use to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2014, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Rob Bell
Cheers chaps :D Actually found the bits -...

Cheers chaps :D

Actually found the bits - hidden under my nose as it turned out! LOL Still, at least I got to tidy up the garage and start organising things that I've been meaning to do for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2014, 23:09
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Rob Bell
Mine is the tuning box - and was using the MAFAM...

Mine is the tuning box - and was using the MAFAM to utilise the Pierberg MAF as Bosch was stupidly expensive back then. But I never did get the performance gains others found...

Still can't find...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2014, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks - yes I did. I have a set of these...

Thanks - yes I did. I have a set of these specifically for the purpose. Blooming annoyingly though, I now can not find them.... gggrrrrr!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2014, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Rob Bell
Just having a look at the part. I can't see any...

Just having a look at the part. I can't see any reason not to change just the sensor - so this is what I'll do... and will post more soon :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd January 2014, 15:04
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Rob Bell
CDTi Bosch MAF sensor - swap over the sensor, or change the whole assembly?

Hi chaps,

It's winter, and the dear old ZTT 2.0CDTi is sulking and wants some attention. Part of that is draining its battery overnight (I'll be checking the glow plug circuit shortly, as the car...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th August 2013, 18:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
I am guessing I am feeling for something other...

I am guessing I am feeling for something other than a nice smooth movement with the change of steering direction?

Many thanks :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2013, 17:33
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Rob Bell
Will do! :)

Will do! :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2013, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Rob Bell
If you turn the ignition on, you should hear the...

If you turn the ignition on, you should hear the fuel pumps - one is under the rear seat (the low pressure (LP) pump) and the other under the bonnet (the high pressure (HP) pump) on Mk1 cars. Later...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th August 2013, 17:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Rob Bell
Unfortunately, like my car, you don't have the...

Unfortunately, like my car, you don't have the loom. This has sunk my plans too - although I would be prepared to knock up a replacement.

Has anyone here done this?

I know that Nick at Austin...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2013, 11:52
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Rob Bell
Shame really - would be nice to put that cup...

Shame really - would be nice to put that cup holder found on the saloon rear seat base into a tourer rear seat :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2013, 10:48
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rob Bell
Unfortunately, I do believe that that is the case...

Unfortunately, I do believe that that is the case Geraint - unless someone can tell us different?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd August 2013, 09:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rob Bell
That sounds like a very clever installation Alf -...

That sounds like a very clever installation Alf - do you have any pictures? :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st August 2013, 18:47
Replies: 21
Mpg
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rob Bell
Hmm, wish I could contribute to that thread! My...

Hmm, wish I could contribute to that thread! My CDTi only gave around 40mpg at 70-75mph touring on motorways in Europe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st August 2013, 18:07
Replies: 20
Views: 3,886
Posted By Rob Bell
I've seen that exact same advert. It's as clear...

I've seen that exact same advert. It's as clear as mud. Probably the thing to do is either go somewhere else (if they can't get the advert right, what chance of them sending the correct spring?) or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 17:34
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Rob Bell
Hmm... mine's an 03 plate ZT - glass or plastic?...

Hmm... mine's an 03 plate ZT - glass or plastic? I presume that the same polishing trick will work on early glass 'lamps?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 17:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By Rob Bell
Tourers tend to lead a harder life - the load...

Tourers tend to lead a harder life - the load compartment taking all sorts of loads. I've had MGF subframes in the back of mine, not to mention five in the car, all the camping gear for 2-weeks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 13:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By Rob Bell
As an MGF owner, we've had a 75 or ZT to...

As an MGF owner, we've had a 75 or ZT to complement it for the last 10 years! They are great cars as you know - particularly as you've owned an example already :)

I had a 2.0 KV6 in a previous...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 12:15
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Rob Bell
That's handy - I have some of this stuff in the...

That's handy - I have some of this stuff in the garage for the MGF!

Mk1 headlamps - glass or plastic? Apologies for numpty question - but I guess plastic, but they felt like glass when I applied...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 12:13
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Rob Bell
I agree with Hogweed - I've not ever been that...

I agree with Hogweed - I've not ever been that impressed by autowipers on other cars, although my experience has been limited to Peugeots - so not sure that that represents the current state of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 12:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Andy :) I'll let you all know once it's...

Thanks Andy :) I'll let you all know once it's cured...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 10:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rob Bell
I'm not sure whether it is still a problem, but I...

I'm not sure whether it is still a problem, but I recall reading a couple of years ago where reversing cameras suffered from fogging up in cold damp weather. I was therefore wondering about fitting a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 09:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rob Bell
Hi Geraint, How are you going to mount the...

Hi Geraint,

How are you going to mount the reversing camera?

I've been wondering whether to fit two rear facing cameras - one for reversing (still undecided which one to get and where to mount...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 09:31
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Rob Bell
Brilliant thread guys - I noticed that the...

Brilliant thread guys - I noticed that the offside front light on ours is going cloudy! Will attempt to polish and see how it goes - thanks! :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th August 2013, 09:19
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Kaiser - you know how it is where people...

Thanks Kaiser - you know how it is where people post questions regarding problems and by the end of the thread you're none-the-wiser as what the real problem was! I do try to close the loop in these...
Forum: Was it you? 19th August 2013, 18:26
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Rob Bell
Gorgeous car! We were down in Italy a couple of...

Gorgeous car! We were down in Italy a couple of weeks ago - didn't see many MG Rovers at all :( Quite a few Rover's in France (particularly in the north)

Wish our 71k mile Mk1 ZTT looked as good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2013, 18:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
I thought I'd come back and update on this thread...

I thought I'd come back and update on this thread since it was originally posted a year ago!

Well, I had a lot of fun and games. Initially topping up was fine, and then, mysteriously the level...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2013, 17:52
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Rob Bell
Ah - now there's a question. I wanted to do this...

Ah - now there's a question. I wanted to do this mod years and years ago - even have all the right bits to do it... BUT I don't have the correct loom! Darn and blast MG Rover! Why didn't they just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2013, 17:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rob Bell
I measured up our ZTT over the weekend - 395mm...

I measured up our ZTT over the weekend - 395mm FR, 365mm RR, 385mm FL and 355mm RL (as measured from wheel centre to the wheel arch lip vertically above).

Anyone have access to the ZTT ride...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2013, 17:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By Rob Bell
Spotted a cheap MAF on fleabay - about 26 quid as...

Spotted a cheap MAF on fleabay - about 26 quid as I recall. For that money you would be tempted! So what happens with them? Work and fail quickly, or never work properly in the first place?

I've...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2013, 22:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rob Bell
oops - that is the correct PCD. Meant to say is...

oops - that is the correct PCD. Meant to say is it the correct centre bore? The wheels locate on the centre bore: if too big on the adapter, when the wheel won't go on, or if too small, the wheel...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th July 2013, 21:57
Replies: 82
Views: 5,070
Posted By Rob Bell
Russ might be the person to finally resolve the...

Russ might be the person to finally resolve the problems I've had with our CDTi from since we bought it: it may only be a 116, but somehow it's never really been "right" if you know what I mean.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th July 2013, 21:55
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By Rob Bell
Mine is similarly low at the rear - couldn't find...

Mine is similarly low at the rear - couldn't find a broken spring on either side, but there again, could I have missed it???
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2013, 19:00
Replies: 82
Views: 5,070
Posted By Rob Bell
I'll take anything apart - whether it all goes...

I'll take anything apart - whether it all goes back together again is another question! LOL :)

I like your thought of enjoying the road trip back home though - perhaps that is what I should do?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2013, 18:58
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By Rob Bell
Russ, thanks! I still have some concerns as to...

Russ, thanks! I still have some concerns as to the condition of our ZT's injectors - the car takes a number of turns to start, and the problem is not the cam position sensor (the injectors have been...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th July 2013, 18:46
Replies: 82
Views: 5,070
Posted By Rob Bell
Really interesting thread, thanks chaps. I read...

Really interesting thread, thanks chaps. I read the old air intake modification threads with interest when they were all the rage, but I would never leave an intake in a hot engine bay: I did not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2013, 18:12
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By Rob Bell
If no other tuning other than a remap had been...

If no other tuning other than a remap had been done, then it matters not one bit. But if say you got 150bhp from other changes - be that bolt-on like air filters/ improved induction design, bigger...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2013, 14:07
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By Rob Bell
The only before and after RR test that I can find...

The only before and after RR test that I can find on here (probably not looked hard enough! ;)) was on a car that had already over 150bhp from previous tuning and was mapped by a guy selling his...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2013, 13:35
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Brian - I'll drop you a PM. I have a...

Thanks Brian - I'll drop you a PM.

I have a new IPK to fit, and want to retrofit cruise control - both will require a modification to the ZCS code: would it be more sensible to undertake your map...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2013, 19:41
Replies: 34
Views: 3,192
Posted By Rob Bell
Hi guys, I have spent the last hour reading...

Hi guys,

I have spent the last hour reading threads on 160 remaps (my car is a 116 with a synergy - and the synergy now looks so "yesterday") - but I am feeling a little confused regarding the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th July 2013, 18:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rob Bell
Not sure that it has the correct PCD though?...

Not sure that it has the correct PCD though? :shrug:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2013, 10:35
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Rob Bell
Awesome! That'll do the trick for now while I...

Awesome! That'll do the trick for now while I figure out what to replace it with! :bowdown:

Are you still using the same refurbished gear knob Steve?

Just wondering - does it actually need...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2013, 09:28
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Geoff - and you're right: anything to do...

Thanks Geoff - and you're right: anything to do with a Rover 75 or ZT automatically commands a premium! Even over identical BMW parts ;) It's annoying, but perhaps also suggests a healthy enthusiasm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th July 2013, 00:15
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Rob Bell
A really trivial thread this, so apologies, but I...

A really trivial thread this, so apologies, but I need to replace the original gear knob on our ZTT. A really strange fault - the plastic dome covering the gearshift decal has come off, leaving a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2013, 18:23
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
You've given this a little more than a little bit...

You've given this a little more than a little bit of thought haven't you? :lol:

A very nice thought too!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2013, 14:55
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
That was rather what I had in mind! How difficult...

That was rather what I had in mind! How difficult could it be? Got a couple of other projects to finish first.

Only problem is that as a modified car, it is going to be more expensive to run...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2013, 15:23
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
Can't bring myself to buy a Ford or Vauxhall. Or...

Can't bring myself to buy a Ford or Vauxhall. Or anything from SE Asia.

I'd love an XF Tourer, but they're £40k I don't have.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2013, 14:43
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
I'll admit to being very tempted by an E36 M3 -...

I'll admit to being very tempted by an E36 M3 - probably the best looking of the M3s IMO. Trouble is I need a tourer. I don't believe that the E36 M3 ever came as a tourer. That's problem number one....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2013, 13:24
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks guys. Confirmation from the garage: the...

Thanks guys. Confirmation from the garage: the slave had broken up. Fortunately the dual mass flywheel was within spec. With London labour rates the replacement clutch and concentric bearing/slave...
Forum: V8 Forum 15th February 2013, 10:29
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Rob Bell
Now signed up... ;)

Now signed up... ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2013, 21:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Andy. Already tried that trick, which has...

Thanks Andy. Already tried that trick, which has lasted a couple of months. Unfortunately the time has come to replace the concentric bearing/ slave cylinder.

Consensus between me and the...
Forum: V8 Forum 13th February 2013, 11:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Rob Bell
So I need to look at the two-sixties eh? ;)

So I need to look at the two-sixties eh? ;)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2013, 10:58
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
Hmm, interesting. The clutch was replaced at an...

Hmm, interesting. The clutch was replaced at an MG Rover dealer in Cornwall a few years ago now. The new clutch has had a slight judder ever since. Actually a lower mount could be a reasonable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2013, 12:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rob Bell
A thread revival - got some clutch judder, the...

A thread revival - got some clutch judder, the pedals has stuck to the floor a couple of times in stop/start traffic, and recently had to top up the master cylinder with fluid.

What do you all...
Forum: V8 Forum 12th February 2013, 11:49
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Rob Bell
Good suggestions, thanks. I need to persuade...

Good suggestions, thanks.

I need to persuade the missus that it is a good idea now. Thing is though, she'd use it to commute to work, which may be a good way of burning money in stop/start traffic...
Forum: V8 Forum 12th February 2013, 10:34
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Rob Bell
Given that the other option on the Bay and...

Given that the other option on the Bay and Autotrader is an SE with twice the miles for £8250, £6.5 does look good. Shame it's so far from me! The Solar Red ZTT260 is in Slough, and therefore much...
Forum: V8 Forum 11th February 2013, 18:36
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Rob Bell
Is £6.5k a reasonable price? After all...

Is £6.5k a reasonable price?

After all these years, I still yearn for a V8 tourer! (And surely, it must be more reliable than the bloomin' BMW Diesel version! :lol:)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2012, 17:10
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rob Bell
Is that Shadow Chrome? If so, that's what I want...

Is that Shadow Chrome? If so, that's what I want to on ours! Looks absolutely brilliant! :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2012, 17:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Pab. I'll take off a wheel at the weekend...

Thanks Pab. I'll take off a wheel at the weekend and have a look. I figured that these springs would need to be replaced in pairs.

A bit annoying it must be said - the car appears to be in a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2012, 16:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By Rob Bell
Unhappy Broken rear suspension spring?

I've spotted something odd about our ZTT - it seems to be sitting a bit lower on the rear nearside than it is on the offside rear.

It has one finger clearance on the nearside between the tyre and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2012, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rob Bell
First I've heard of that one StaffK - but there...

First I've heard of that one StaffK - but there are other options. When my car's in-tank pump failed, I replaced the actual pump within the standard housing: quite straightforward - and there are a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th July 2012, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Rob Bell
I am not sure whether the centres from the ZT...

I am not sure whether the centres from the ZT hair pin alloys will fit 15" Rover alloys?

If the worst comes to the worst, then you can either buy, or have made reasonably cheaply, some MG logos...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th July 2012, 10:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rob Bell
Most won't however - as the MG ZT standard spec...

Most won't however - as the MG ZT standard spec was typically lower than for the Rover :(

However, if heated seats were fitted as an option, it also means that a number of other sublooms will also...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2012, 17:42
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Quick update: all's well at the moment. No...

Quick update: all's well at the moment. No untoward noises, wear on belt or anything else. It's all a bit strange - so fingers crossed pump is fine and doesn't need to be replaced. Can't explain belt...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2012, 17:40
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Rob Bell
You can't get rails in the same fashion as those...

You can't get rails in the same fashion as those fitted to tourers, but you can get roof bars, as mentioned by cdtman :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 23:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks for that Chris. I managed to change the...

Thanks for that Chris. I managed to change the auxillary belt today (and can confirm that a Halfords "Advanced" 24mm ring and open spanner does a good job of replacing the Rover service tool for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th July 2012, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 4,250
Posted By Rob Bell
There's also an extra pair of bolts for the...

There's also an extra pair of bolts for the longitudinal angle brackets (at least on the Witter bar I've just fitted to mine) - but yes, they are pretty much the same, except the extra spacer and bar...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2012, 20:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Good tip Mike, I shall certainly do that :) ...

Good tip Mike, I shall certainly do that :)

It's odd if it is the powersteering pump - as you all say, these things are usually very reliable and run for ever - I've never had a power steering...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2012, 22:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Any thoughts folks? I've got the workshop manual...

Any thoughts folks? I've got the workshop manual - replacing the pump ought not be too much of a problem, but it appears that I'll need to pick up my old engine hoist so as to gain access to all the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd July 2012, 10:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By Rob Bell
Auxillary belt failed: power steering pump at fault?

Hi chaps,

Our '03 ZTT 2.0CDTi is currently looking extremely sorry for itself (with my wife now threatening to set fire to it). The auxillary belt snapped on Saturday, in heavy traffic on the M25...
Forum: Items Wanted 2nd July 2012, 09:42
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Rob Bell
The first number is indeed the part number for...

The first number is indeed the part number for the power steering pump - which I believe has also just failed on my MG ZTT CDTi! :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2012, 13:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,280
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Harry - found it taped up under the fuse...

Thanks Harry - found it taped up under the fuse box. Inserted the link into the connector, and job's a good 'un!

Off to collect the car transporter now... fingers crossed, it'll all work now :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd June 2012, 11:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,280
Posted By Rob Bell
A bit of a thread revival this, but I am fitting...

A bit of a thread revival this, but I am fitting a Witter tow bar with standard 7-pin sockets. I've found the orange slate cable, but it is dead - no power.

Is there a fuse missing, or is it not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2012, 21:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Harry - I have the correct relay, so...

Thanks Harry - I have the correct relay, so that's not a problem. Just ordered some 40amp cable from fleaby - so that should be more than sufficient for my needs. Then I'll run a lighter cable for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2012, 21:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
More reading - orange/slate wire in fuse box...

More reading - orange/slate wire in fuse box compartment. So I need a wire directly from there. Do people just cut off the existing connector and replace with a suitable bullet connector? And what...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2012, 20:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Slightly annoying - I'll have to disassemble yet...

Slightly annoying - I'll have to disassemble yet more car! :rofl:

Just wondering - main power to the relays - run directly from battery, or from a link wire to fuse box?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th June 2012, 18:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Vhecking the wiring on my car, I found that: ...

Vhecking the wiring on my car, I found that:

LH indicator light: green/pink
LH reverse light: green/brown
LH fog light: blue/yellow
LH tail light: red/brown
LH stop light: green/blue

RH...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th June 2012, 10:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Mike - I was being a numpty. Got it now,...

Thanks Mike - I was being a numpty. Got it now, perfect :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2012, 15:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Been searching... I'm being a muppet: I can't...

Been searching... I'm being a muppet: I can't find the pdf instructions - can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks... :oops:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th June 2012, 14:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks - I'll go and see whether I can find the...

Thanks - I'll go and see whether I can find the pdf!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2012, 09:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
That's going to be invaluable I think. The tow...

That's going to be invaluable I think. The tow bar is the original - and I recall reading that this should simply connect up to a connector inside the nearside wing panel? Not sure whether this is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2012, 08:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks guys :D A wiring diagram would be great if...

Thanks guys :D A wiring diagram would be great if you've got it :)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2012, 07:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob Bell
How to fit an OEM tow bar to a tourer/ ZTT?

Been looking through the archives, but can't seem to find anything on this? I've bought a tow bar second hand off ebay (without instructions, obviously), and it is the tourer version.

I presume...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2011, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Russ - that's encouraging. The first...

Thanks Russ - that's encouraging.

The first thing to do then is to interrogate the fuel pressure line sensor as FrenchMike details. If the HP pump is causing mischief, then presumably the returned...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2011, 14:38
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Rob Bell
Aha! I see - the carrier part of the caliper...

Aha! I see - the carrier part of the caliper assembly? In that case, this ought to be a doddle. I always had the impression that there was more to it? Clearly not!!!

Next time I am in the scrappy,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2011, 13:57
Replies: 9
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rob Bell
:LOL: Well, having replaced two LP pumps, I...

:LOL:

Well, having replaced two LP pumps, I guess it would be just my luck if the HP pump is on it's way out.

As much as I love our ZT, it does seem to be having a habit of working its way...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2011, 18:28
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks Chaps - what I thought I guess. :) Good to...

Thanks Chaps - what I thought I guess. :) Good to hear that it makes such a positive difference too!

Love the red calipers there Andy :D

One question though, when you say "Carrier", do you mean...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2011, 18:17
Replies: 9
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks - I'll check the pressure profile as...

Thanks - I'll check the pressure profile as FrenchMike demonstrates on the link, but using the retrospectoscope, the car often is a little harder to start from warm, but then it never really starts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2011, 18:12
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Rob Bell
Anyone fitted ZT190 front brakes to a lesser model?

As per title really - I am wondering whether to upgrade the front brakes on my CDTi tourer - particularly if I start towing my MGF Sprint car to events.

Has anyone done it, and what's involved?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2011, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rob Bell
Mike, you're a star! I was looking for these...

Mike, you're a star! I was looking for these links using my wife's Blackberry while waiting for the AA to arrive, but couldn't find them!

Might try the cam sensor spacer trick before buying a new...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2011, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,943
Posted By Rob Bell
CDTi not starting: Cam position Sensor?

Hi Guys,

I love my ZTT I really do - but sometimes it can be a real pain in the...

So yes, this is another "Diesel not starting thread" - of which there have been a few over the years.

The...
Forum: All Other Navigation Systems 13th July 2011, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 5,023
Posted By Rob Bell
Thanks chaps - I am really pleased with the...

Thanks chaps - I am really pleased with the Pioneer we have in our ZTT as I said. Sounds quality is excellent too. I think that if I got a unit from a different manufacturer and it was significantly...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 13th July 2011, 16:53
Replies: 28
Views: 9,701
Posted By Rob Bell
Great How-to! When I last looked into this, this...

Great How-to! When I last looked into this, this particular camera wasn't available. I think that it is quite a neat solution, but I agree, yes, it does dim the number plate illumination a little. Is...
Forum: All Other Navigation Systems 13th July 2011, 16:25
Replies: 6
Views: 5,023
Posted By Rob Bell
Poor quality amplifier? I shall check, but it...

Poor quality amplifier? I shall check, but it should have pre-outs to enable me use an external amp which might get around that particular problem?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th July 2011, 16:07
Replies: 11
Views: 3,621
Posted By Rob Bell
Am I right in thinking that you're planning to...

Am I right in thinking that you're planning to make the cruise control loom from scratch? If so, I am suddenly sitting at the edge of my seat! :D

I've been after a CDTi loom for longer than I care...
Forum: All Other Navigation Systems 13th July 2011, 16:01
Replies: 6
Views: 5,023
Posted By Rob Bell
Xtron - any good?

Hi guys,

Just wondering whether the Xtron sat nav units are worth buying? I have a Pioneer in our ZTT, which is excellent - but pricey.

Now thinking of getting a unit for my MGF - a single din,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2010, 23:09
Replies: 16
Views: 3,611
Posted By Rob Bell
Okay, thanks for that Jules - I'll go with the...

Okay, thanks for that Jules - I'll go with the MGR item then. I'll drop you a line tomorrow when I get confirmation that the fan on the car is u/s



That's useful to know - hopefully I'll get...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2010, 19:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,611
Posted By Rob Bell
Sigh. Yes, I am footing the bill :( Yes, I...

Sigh. Yes, I am footing the bill :(

Yes, I think they broke it. And I dunno why they were mucking about with it in the first place.

Jules, my rad fan is u/s. Would you recommend a replacement...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2010, 19:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,574
Posted By Rob Bell
That's my thinking too Geoff. There isn't...

That's my thinking too Geoff. There isn't anything particularly special about diesels. They are turbo engines, which means you can get away with cruder castings by simply turning up the wick of turbo...
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