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Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2018, 23:45
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By marinabrian
Sorry it's not an O ring query Simon, so we must...

Sorry it's not an O ring query Simon, so we must not comment :icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th December 2018, 22:03
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By marinabrian
Especially Chinese plastic........no these never...

Especially Chinese plastic........no these never fail, that must have happened by faulty installation by an incompetent mechanic :icon_rolleyes:

https://i.imgur.com/bNwc2Ak.jpg

I'd be inclined...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 16:40
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By marinabrian
Strange that a LR independent is selling it...

Strange that a LR independent is selling it too????

They will have the interface, but whether this is a spare laptop is anyone's guess :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 16:39
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
Exactly Les :smiley:

Exactly Les :smiley:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 13:48
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
You should try the 260's.....now there is a club...

You should try the 260's.....now there is a club who has an "interesting" approach to non subscribed members, and how that appears to an "outsider" :getmecoat:

I really think it doesn't matter if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th December 2018, 11:52
Replies: 43
Views: 1,880
Posted By marinabrian
It's time to say goodbye Steve, the sad facts are...

It's time to say goodbye Steve, the sad facts are no one will want an 1800 that has almost certainly given the rundown of what has been done to it, been cooked :(

Take off the new arm to sell on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th December 2018, 08:18
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By marinabrian
You aren't missing anything, 1800 models don't...

You aren't missing anything, 1800 models don't have cruise control :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 23:52
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By marinabrian
16" Contemporary non SE Sean, remember this car...

16" Contemporary non SE Sean, remember this car would have had old man's suit half plastic seats new, and 17" Mirage alloy wheels, so it's been "upgraded" with stuff like the crappy twin spoiled boot...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 19:26
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, it's my preferred method for cleaning these...

Yes, it's my preferred method for cleaning these out, with no ill effects that I've encountered so far :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 19:22
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By marinabrian
I'm sorry, that is absolutely foul.......what an...

I'm sorry, that is absolutely foul.......what an awful mix :puke:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 18:52
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Take off the manifold, remove the MAP sensor and...

Take off the manifold, remove the MAP sensor and the gaskets, then stick the whole thing in one of those bags you get to stick the shelves of your oven in.

It will come up a treat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2018, 00:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By marinabrian
If it's not your only key, you need to have a run...

If it's not your only key, you need to have a run out to see Jules in Colwyn Bay........if it's the only one, then it's probably easier if not more expensive to order one from XPart :icon_cry:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th December 2018, 00:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By marinabrian
And the tool of choice to break 500mm2 test piece...

And the tool of choice to break 500mm2 test piece glass to see if it complies with BS6206

Note the use of British Standards number, rather than EN 12600, pendulum testing be damned...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 20:16
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By marinabrian
Mmmmm :drool4: ...

Mmmmm :drool4:

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76477&stc=1&d=1544728438

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=76478&stc=1&d=1544728459
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By marinabrian
Just leave the nice clean EGR in place, but don't...

Just leave the nice clean EGR in place, but don't bother reconnecting the actuator solenoid :xmas-smiley-008:

This is as effective as fitting an EGR bypass pipe, and cheaper, and looks OEM to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 05:22
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By marinabrian
Fit them at your peril, the increase in unsprung...

Fit them at your peril, the increase in unsprung weight will leave your fillings rattling ;)

I know as I fitted a set to the ZT, they stayed on the car for all of a week before being removed as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th December 2018, 05:19
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By marinabrian
Or just come and get the ones I have saved for...

Or just come and get the ones I have saved for you Graham ;)

Oh and did you manage to get that turbo ECM for Trikey?

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 22:24
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By marinabrian
Just remove it and give it a good clean, and...

Just remove it and give it a good clean, and afterwards "forget" to plug the electrical connector back in, this effectively bypasses the EGR by disabling operation ;)

And yes it should feel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th December 2018, 22:11
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By marinabrian
Yes changing the 93S56 EEprom from the old to the...

Yes changing the 93S56 EEprom from the old to the "new" will work a treat ;)

Removing the dials is fairly straightforward, the pointers prise off carefully using a flat screwdriver, once the dial...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 21:39
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By marinabrian
Disconnect first to confirm, but a strip down and...

Disconnect first to confirm, but a strip down and clean will likely be needed, and check the inlet manifold too.

A nasty job, but once done, never need be done again......as you are not going to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 21:04
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Mint for filling up with fuel though :eek: ...

Mint for filling up with fuel though :eek:

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 20:58
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By marinabrian
That is a classic sign of the EGR valve sticking...

That is a classic sign of the EGR valve sticking open ;)

Unplug the electrical connector from the EGR actuator solenoid and repeat that test ;)

Follow the vacuum hose back from the EGR about 6"...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 19:57
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
Absolutely Pete, however a tourer will always...

Absolutely Pete, however a tourer will always fare worse than a saloon, they are quite a bit heavier, and considerably less aerodynamic.

Your calculated MPG is excellent, and I would suggest you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 19:08
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By marinabrian
I had this happen while sitting in my old ZT at a...

I had this happen while sitting in my old ZT at a services on the M6 eating a sandwich.

A new Land Rover Discovery pulled up and the driver got out clouting her door off mine in the process, I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 18:49
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
Approximately 300 mile round trip then, average...

Approximately 300 mile round trip then, average fuel cost £6.20, so 9.5 gallons, about 32 MPG ;)

Time to sort the thermostat out I'd say :)

Brian :D

P.S. I see you've sorted the 'stat out,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th December 2018, 18:11
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
I'm sorry but no 75 tourer in diesel manual...

I'm sorry but no 75 tourer in diesel manual format irrespective of tune, be it 116 131 or 160 will have an actual range of 791 miles which your pictures allude to given you have travelled 178.9 miles...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 22:19
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
I wouldn't hold you breath John ;) There...

I wouldn't hold you breath John ;)

There should be more posting rights for registered users, perhaps photographs and avatars could be extended, without the ability to post for sale ads and what...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 22:00
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By marinabrian
Lol, economy no worse than an 1800 turbo, in your...

Lol, economy no worse than an 1800 turbo, in your dreams perhaps Huw :icon_lol: come to think of it I'd rather own an 1800 turbo, because they are considerably sprightlier than a 190.

Anyway as I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 21:53
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
The picture posting issue is the only reason I...

The picture posting issue is the only reason I resubscribed at any level at all John, that alone is worth thruppence a day.

Otherwise I'd be more than happy to be light blue, I reckon the club has...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 21:42
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
OP was quoting screenwash consumption I think...

OP was quoting screenwash consumption I think :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 21:28
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By marinabrian
Based upon the colour alone I'm out, especially...

Based upon the colour alone I'm out, especially as the wheels have been painted in the same hue.

These are very much an acquired taste, but this one tastes of nothing in particular.

One of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 21:11
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
Just pay in pounds John, and anyone else for that...

Just pay in pounds John, and anyone else for that matter, and let paypal do the maths.........or not, which is a shame because I love your giraffe avatar :icon_cry:
Forum: Was it you? 11th December 2018, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By marinabrian
CROWNS !...

CROWNS ! :icon_lol::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041::xmas-smiley-041:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 19:55
Replies: 40
Views: 3,755
Posted By marinabrian
They're V6, but can be made to fit 1800 or in my...

They're V6, but can be made to fit 1800 or in my case diesel.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 17:48
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By marinabrian
Reconfiguring the car with T4 will restore the...

Reconfiguring the car with T4 will restore the missing ZCS coding from the ECM Bruce, either change one of the dealer options, or choose reconfigure ECU's from the vehicle configuration menu.

Once...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th December 2018, 00:26
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Fitted two secondhand crank pulleys, the first...

Fitted two secondhand crank pulleys, the first one was a one cleaned up from The stable of Mr Mechanical Genius........nope huge amounts of runout, enough to chuck the belt off :eek:

The second...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 00:16
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By marinabrian
See attached PDF Dawn :smiley:

See attached PDF Dawn :smiley:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2018, 18:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By marinabrian
And even more expensive when you buy a set and...

And even more expensive when you buy a set and then find nothing turns up ;)

DO NOT under any circumstances have anything to do with the seller you have linked to
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 18:01
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By marinabrian
Firmware problem, the cure is a replacement IPK...

Firmware problem, the cure is a replacement IPK Dawn.

Is it a lowline or message centre ?

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th December 2018, 10:01
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
An automatic diesel driven conservatively will...

An automatic diesel driven conservatively will achieve between 40 and 44 mpg, and a manual between 42 and 48 mpg.

The most you can reasonably expect to achieve is low to mid 50s and that is a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 23:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By marinabrian
https://scontent.fbhx2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48...

https://scontent.fbhx2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48373632_10155869526287409_403053930218520576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fbhx2-1.fna&oh=1d34027712e8381670d65cdd4d3fab6f&oe=5C63EAE5
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 23:29
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
It doesn't disable the immobiliser, it does...

It doesn't disable the immobiliser, it does transfer the rolling code so it will start.

Both ECM are NNN100692 so non EOBD manual versions, so swapping the 95P08 will work ;)

Brian :smiley:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 23:26
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Well seeing as it's you, and the temperature...

Well seeing as it's you, and the temperature outside is only -2 centigrade, what about the new coffee table ornaments ??

We couldn't have the scrapmen taking away such valuable spare parts now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 21:47
Replies: 65
Views: 2,031
Posted By marinabrian
Certainly more realistic ;) 60MPG is cloud...

Certainly more realistic ;)

60MPG is cloud cuckoo land in any R40 :icon_lol:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 20:38
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
I have plenty of blades for my 9" angle grinder...

I have plenty of blades for my 9" angle grinder Les :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 20:27
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
You don't want to attempt changing that IC,...

You don't want to attempt changing that IC, change the 95P08 security eeprom instead.

The car will work normally afterwards ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 20:15
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
Not me, I'm reducing my fleet by reason of 9"...

Not me, I'm reducing my fleet by reason of 9" angle grinder :laugh:

Quite frankly it doesn't matter, these cars will be all but extinct in ten years, so you either enjoy the facility of being able...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 19:08
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
Doesn't matter though really, it's not a club,...

Doesn't matter though really, it's not a club, it's a business, and other clubs manage to do more with considerably less :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Social Forum 9th December 2018, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By marinabrian
Are they that desperate :panic: Brian...

Are they that desperate :panic:

Brian :icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By marinabrian
And to return everything back to working order,...

And to return everything back to working order, treat yourself to THIS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 18:18
Replies: 180
Views: 7,621
Posted By marinabrian
Now that's not strictly true, the "club" spent an...

Now that's not strictly true, the "club" spent an absolute fortune restoring the "club" car :icon_lol:

It isn't a club as such, it is a limited company, it is a shame money couldn't be invested in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 17:49
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
I'm not really interested John, I just want to...

I'm not really interested John, I just want to get my life back on track, and fannying about with stuff I've hoarded for over thirty years to get a couple of quid or so it not really on the cards.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 17:27
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By marinabrian
Silver........ugh !! I love the way the fuel...

Silver........ugh !!

I love the way the fuel consumption doesn't tally with the distance remaining until empty.

49.5MPG in your dreams perhaps, this is an automatic tourer after all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th December 2018, 17:19
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Made various trips to the tip to dispose of lots...

Made various trips to the tip to dispose of lots of stuff you hang on to, but don't need to.

Life laundry, the first wash is in.........I hope the pikey's appreciate it :xmas-smiley-008:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 23:45
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By marinabrian
That is a classic sign of a leaking injector,...

That is a classic sign of a leaking injector, it's time to perform a leakback test ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 23:24
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By marinabrian
HSWA?, you haven't seen my workshop, it's a BLEVE...

HSWA?, you haven't seen my workshop, it's a BLEVE in the waiting :eek:

That is why I'm moving out and having no more to do with the place :icon_rolleyes:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 23:20
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Yeah me too :icon_redface: I missed out on a...

Yeah me too :icon_redface:

I missed out on a trip to collect the necessary bits and bobs this week, as I was too busy wasting time in the workshop.

Still I won't be doing that for much longer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 23:16
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
I know, I must try harder :icon_cry:

I know, I must try harder :icon_cry:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 23:11
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Yep, or I could scrap the thing, after all I was...

Yep, or I could scrap the thing, after all I was expecting a clean MOT, not a one littered with major defects deeming it suitable only for scrap ......
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 22:51
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Well at least the next move will be cheaper...

Well at least the next move will be cheaper :icon_lol:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 22:42
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By marinabrian
These weren't Chinese MG ones though Pete, rather...

These weren't Chinese MG ones though Pete, rather made in UK ones from XPart

HERE (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ULS000021) and HERE (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ULS000031)

I'm facing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 22:33
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
Not a great deal really, took the front wheel...

Not a great deal really, took the front wheel off, inspected the crank pulley and resigned myself to the reality that the DMF is fubared.

What I should have done is scrapped this car last month,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 22:21
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Why not check the data traffic yourself Simon,...

Why not check the data traffic yourself Simon, I'm sure you could rig up an oscilloscope..........I certainly have in the past and then you will know for sure ;)

Brian :smiley:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 11:25
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By marinabrian
Around £90 each are the cables Pete, I know this...

Around £90 each are the cables Pete, I know this from last month's expenditure :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 11:19
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
All petrol models Simon there is one sensor and...

All petrol models Simon there is one sensor and it is used to display the outside temperature on the IPK display.

On diesel models there are two sensors, one for use as in the petrol models, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th December 2018, 02:50
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By marinabrian
I was underneath a LWB 75 last evening, and the...

I was underneath a LWB 75 last evening, and the extra length let into the sills was showing alarming tinworm.

I would seriously consider buying something different if rear legroom is a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th December 2018, 02:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Simon before you rest back and consider your next...

Simon before you rest back and consider your next move with a smug smile, having read the 1999 Technicians Workbook, let me assure you that the ECM transmits the outside temperature data on the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 22:23
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By marinabrian
I had one of these where even on a two post lift...

I had one of these where even on a two post lift and attacked with a 14lb sledge hammer, it required to be heated cherry red with oxy acetylene and with an assistant hanging off a ten foot long bar...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 20:36
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
There appears to be a little confusion between...

There appears to be a little confusion between the outside ambient temperature sensor mounted on the bumper as used on all models for the display in the IPK, and the additional ambient temperature...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 16:41
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By marinabrian
LINK...

LINK (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=289971)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th December 2018, 16:36
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
One of THESE...

One of THESE (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-5-Series-7-Series-Rear-Ball-Joint-Rose-Bush-Tool/283255058026?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW&hash=item41f3512e6a:g:BYwAAOSw7I5TvoGU:rk:1:pf:0) ;)

Anyway what you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 00:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By marinabrian
Ah, but did you get a self adhesive barcode...

Ah, but did you get a self adhesive barcode sticker to put into the front page of your service history book Steve :icon_rolleyes:

Anyway, I happen to know the price of a key from BMW's central...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 00:03
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By marinabrian
You are thinking of the much higher quality Lucas...

You are thinking of the much higher quality Lucas brakes, the gash ATE items fitted to the R40 has no such refinement, cheap and nasty ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2018, 22:09
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
It would have been preferable to the "stone cold...

It would have been preferable to the "stone cold black" look I suppose.

Well that means a trip to Hinckley tomorrow I suppose, mmm flywheel :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2018, 21:29
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By marinabrian
Nothing ;) It's simply a matter of scale...

Nothing ;)

It's simply a matter of scale :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 21:26
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By marinabrian
Special delivery is guaranteed next day with a...

Special delivery is guaranteed next day with a compensation figure of £500 if it goes astray :cool:

I've not ever had it happen, however if it did, the compensation would certainly be enough for...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 21:21
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By marinabrian
The CANbus twisted pair wiring is decoupled with...

The CANbus twisted pair wiring is decoupled with 120 ohm resistors to prevent transient noise.

Take a look at the EATCU connector, the EATCU lives above the fusebox in the passenger footwell in a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2018, 20:50
Replies: 9,509
Views: 571,652
Posted By marinabrian
you know when your head is banging off that brick wall????

When you decide that white LED light looks harsh and horrible when illuminating the number plate, so you exchange them for a pair of nice new Osram festoon bulbs for that nice warm glow :drool4:

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 19:33
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Of course I know Simon, there is a very good...

Of course I know Simon, there is a very good reason I am sole supplier of remanufactured diesel ECM modules to X-Part, and it's not because I'm wet behind the ears when it comes to the electronic...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 18:07
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By marinabrian
131 manual with cruise minus traction ;)

131 manual with cruise minus traction ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th December 2018, 08:11
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By marinabrian
I spoke to the owner of this car at the Raby...

I spoke to the owner of this car at the Raby Castle meet last year, he didn't want to have a T4 session to pinpoint the problem, but seemed to think that even as a non runner the car was worth £2000...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 07:47
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By marinabrian
Exactly like that Steve, in the case of the ECM...

Exactly like that Steve, in the case of the ECM pictured, NNW006011 is 131PS with automatic gearbox, without traction control ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 01:05
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
That's for you to find out Simon, I'll give you a...

That's for you to find out Simon, I'll give you a clue though it is something to do with multiplexing CANbus and K-Bus and DS2-Bus within the IPK and how the ECM interacts with the HEVAC ECU :smiley:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 00:58
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By marinabrian
If you want a working key transponder, post me...

If you want a working key transponder, post me your EWS and I'll make you one that works ;)

Not that I've done it before, but I probably can do it, at least I think I can :icon_rolleyes:

Brian...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 00:53
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By marinabrian
Your car will be fitted with an NNN100692 ;) ...

Your car will be fitted with an NNN100692 ;)

The original posters question can be answered by letting me know what the NNW number is on the white VIN sticker on the ECM casing :)

Brian :smiley:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 00:34
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Change the 95P08 from the defective ECM into the...

Change the 95P08 from the defective ECM into the working one, the little 8 pin SOIC in the middle of the PCB, it will be much less likely to end in tears ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 22:28
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By marinabrian
The gearbox is in the same place irrespective of...

The gearbox is in the same place irrespective of where the steering wheel lives, so the left hand front wheel ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 22:05
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Well I can assure you Simon, that in this case...

Well I can assure you Simon, that in this case you are completely and utterly wrong :snowball:

The actual fault is described as "CANBUS Messages Failure Instrument Pack 3" by T4, and the symptoms...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2018, 00:46
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By marinabrian
Wow, what an exciting life you live Ross...

Wow, what an exciting life you live Ross :xmas-smiley-008:

I wonder if the crustiness of the original tank strap had somehow stretched the original clip.

These are not cars to worry about if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 00:30
Replies: 83
Views: 5,919
Posted By marinabrian
How too here Mark ;) LINK...

How too here Mark ;)

LINK (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=2023477&postcount=2)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd December 2018, 00:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By marinabrian
I bet Julie enjoyed being part of the fuel...

I bet Julie enjoyed being part of the fuel protester line up Mike :icon_lol:

Who says romance is dead :icon_redface:

Bri :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd December 2018, 00:23
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
No not at all, and it will give you time to sort...

No not at all, and it will give you time to sort the problem properly Edward ;)

So use the EWS, DDE4 and the key transponder from your spare car, and if you post me your faulty DDE, I can transfer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 21:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By marinabrian
Because the steering wheel hasn't been painted...

Because the steering wheel hasn't been painted with Sandstone paint ;)

Brian :icon_rolleyes:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 21:08
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Are you saying you have a spare DDE4 in a spare...

Are you saying you have a spare DDE4 in a spare car?

I wouldn't need the EWS, I would only need the DDE4, however you could fit the ECU as a "set" from your spare car as a temporary measure.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 21:03
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By marinabrian
Remember not to let your fuel gauge drop below...

Remember not to let your fuel gauge drop below 1/4 full, assuming it's still accurate ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 18:05
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
There are no stocks worldwide of the part...

There are no stocks worldwide of the part required to repair this Edward, it is a custom processor made by NEC for Bosch I'm afraid :(

I could find out what the postage costs would be to Romania...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 17:46
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By marinabrian
Hi Kristof, I remanufacture DDE4 units for XPart...

Hi Kristof, I remanufacture DDE4 units for XPart in the UK, I'm fairly sure even if everything was totally kaput, I could sort this out for you ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 17:37
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By marinabrian
Good grief, you could wear your George Value...

Good grief, you could wear your George Value jeans in that eyesore and still feel superior to your Saville Row counterpart :puke:

Hideous absolutely hideous, reminds me of a Mini burger van...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 10:44
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By marinabrian
If the drivers side is warm and the passenger...

If the drivers side is warm and the passenger side cold, then the most likely cause is a silted up heater matrix.

It is not possible to get an air pocket in the heater matrix alone, if it has flow...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd December 2018, 05:19
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By marinabrian
Hmm, Why do I not find this a surprise :( ...

Hmm, Why do I not find this a surprise :(

Why not pop along and see Jonny or Rab at Ards Mini Centre for a considered opinion ;)

Best of luck

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd December 2018, 05:16
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By marinabrian
Crosland is just one great name from the past...

Crosland is just one great name from the past which has been used in a badge engineering exercise, Borg and Beck anyone? Quinton Hazell perhaps??

The biggest killer is this one...... MG Rover, the...
Forum: Was it you? 1st December 2018, 22:21
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By marinabrian
Probably Bri then :xmas-smiley-008:

Probably Bri then :xmas-smiley-008:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2018, 21:41
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By marinabrian
Why add gear oil Clive :shrug: By the way, I...

Why add gear oil Clive :shrug:

By the way, I would consider myself fairly competent when it comes to most things, but you will find an absence of any sort of groove on the original drop link body...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2018, 11:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By marinabrian
Talking of dosing pumps, I've just bought one of...

Talking of dosing pumps, I've just bought one of THESE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st December 2018, 02:34
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By marinabrian
Would you like to know how many BCU units I've...

Would you like to know how many BCU units I've encountered with an actual fault of any description??????





The answer is none at all ;)

The LSM as pointed out is the light switch, and if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st December 2018, 02:23
Replies: 58
Views: 2,192
Posted By marinabrian
Your car is fitted with an NNN100692 ECM, and the...

Your car is fitted with an NNN100692 ECM, and the CANBUS controller has failed.

The specific fault code is CAN messages instrument pack three.

I'm afraid it is a case of a replacement ECM as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By marinabrian
Yes if it doesn't go to sleep, however this is...

Yes if it doesn't go to sleep, however this is normally caused by the LSM preventing the BCU entering a dormant state ;)

Take a look through the window after dark, and see if the LSM is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 22:47
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By marinabrian
Lol, well it could be worse I suppose, at least...

Lol, well it could be worse I suppose, at least the kettle hasn't broken down, and there are biscuits in stock :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 22:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By marinabrian
The very reason I've just replaced one of the...

The very reason I've just replaced one of the droplinks on my ZT Mat ;)

No play in the joint, but the rubber was split, damned shame too :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 22:42
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By marinabrian
The rubber boot is bonded on the original items,...

The rubber boot is bonded on the original items, meaning replacement is not an option ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By marinabrian
Well I now have a target, if the ZT passes it's...

Well I now have a target, if the ZT passes it's MOT on Monday without disgrace, I shall be heading directly to buy a new flywheel and clutch.

The new FBH is playing up, no indicator telltales, so...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 10:01
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By marinabrian
I think you'd be better off offering them for...

I think you'd be better off offering them for free, or leaving them out for the scrapmen to take away.

A bit like lowline BCU units, these have little if any value ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th November 2018, 02:12
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By marinabrian
You can imagine the chagrin when asking Santa for...

You can imagine the chagrin when asking Santa for one of these :getmecoat:

LINK (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-STC4561A)

Not withstanding, I'll be heading to the MOT station first, as this is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 23:48
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By marinabrian
Mmm, Smokey Joe :drool4:

Mmm, Smokey Joe :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2018, 23:19
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By marinabrian
I'm contemplating putting the ZT in for test in...

I'm contemplating putting the ZT in for test in the next day or two, should I, shouldn't I????? it's all a bit up in the air really :getmecoat:

I could always salvage the nice bits, and get Mr...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2018, 23:09
Replies: 35
Views: 2,432
Posted By marinabrian
I'll be pulling Graham's old Jatco apart to...

I'll be pulling Graham's old Jatco apart to perform the post mortem, but I can say one thing with absolute certainty, it is definitely not a cracked reverse piston ;)

Still all is well in the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2018, 20:34
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By marinabrian
Fantastic :bowdown:

Fantastic :bowdown:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 19:27
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By marinabrian
There appears to be a little confusion here, from...

There appears to be a little confusion here, from what I read the OP has a MAFAM unit.

These were produced at a time where it was thought (erroneously) that boosting a "weak" Bosch MAF signal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2018, 23:35
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By marinabrian
Block drain is on the back of the block, but I...

Block drain is on the back of the block, but I tend to dump the coolant by disconnecting the bottoms hose, you get just under half of the coolant out, then refill with your favourite flushing agent,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th November 2018, 23:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By marinabrian
You won't see those or your money I'm afraid Tom...

You won't see those or your money I'm afraid Tom :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2018, 23:24
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By marinabrian
Wet ECM is my best guess here.......time to check...

Wet ECM is my best guess here.......time to check your plenum ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2018, 23:11
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By marinabrian
A complete and utter bodge, and totally avoidable...

A complete and utter bodge, and totally avoidable :cool:

If the OP wishes, he can send me both his EWS and DDE4, and I'll sort it out by return of post ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2018, 23:17
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By marinabrian
I've seen this car before John, and it's fairly...

I've seen this car before John, and it's fairly rough in the flesh ;)

It's out of test too "full MOT" upon sale at his mate's MOT station is quite likely :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2018, 23:01
Replies: 39
Views: 14,130
Posted By marinabrian
You say this was diagnosed using T4?? Well I...

You say this was diagnosed using T4??

Well I can confirm that if it was, then the ECM fitted to your car is completely incorrect for the specification, and originated from a Freelander TD4 :eek:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2018, 22:46
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By marinabrian
You can't beat a light up "John Nettles" button...

You can't beat a light up "John Nettles" button :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2018, 22:44
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By marinabrian
It looks to be a classic non se, front bumper is...

It looks to be a classic non se, front bumper is wrecked, and the rest of the car is tired.

A typical cheap "run it for a year and bin it" car ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2018, 22:17
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By marinabrian
It depends upon the amount of Chocolate Hobnobs...

It depends upon the amount of Chocolate Hobnobs consumed during testing, but Mike's injectors when I last tested "Big Ron" were superb ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2018, 19:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,725
Posted By marinabrian
Did they use an angle grinder to "polish up " the...

Did they use an angle grinder to "polish up " the rim prior to refurbishing?

I suspect that wheel wasn't prepared at all, or if it was, the "refurbisher" could do with a visit to Specsavers...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th November 2018, 23:41
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By marinabrian
And look at the diagram, it doesn't make sense...

And look at the diagram, it doesn't make sense :shrug:
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th November 2018, 23:30
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By marinabrian
Cheers Mick, I've downloaded the manual for the...

Cheers Mick, I've downloaded the manual for the Parrot, and when the kit was in the R8 it worked faultlessly :shrug:

I suspect it has something to do with the IR SWC interface, handily enough...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2018, 22:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By marinabrian
I suspect it will look a lot better once it's...

I suspect it will look a lot better once it's stripped out to have a look Paul ;)

Remember everything is designed to crumple in that area when you hit a "pedestrian" and usually the bolt on bits...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 26th November 2018, 22:45
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By marinabrian
Steering wheel controls Kenwood KRC-394 with Parrot CK3100

As per the title I wish to use a Parrot CK3100 handsfree kit salvaged from my 214 with my original Kenwood wireless in the ZT.

I like the superfast IR steering wheel controls on the Kenwood,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2018, 22:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By marinabrian
Why report it to your insurers? Buy a wing...

Why report it to your insurers?

Buy a wing headlight and bumper, and have it fixed with a few hour fettling without having your insurance premiums hiked through the roof ;)

WING...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2018, 18:04
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By marinabrian
Unusual seats, I wonder what happened to the deep...

Unusual seats, I wonder what happened to the deep sea green ?

Worth whatever the "lucky" person is willing to bid for it.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 00:11
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By marinabrian
It is where the car "throws down the gauntlet" to...

It is where the car "throws down the gauntlet" to challenge the owner to a game of Russian roulette ;)

Normally this happens, where some "green plum" has been into the fuel tank to rectify a fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 23:59
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By marinabrian
a two inch split in the front tyre inner wall,...

a two inch split in the front tyre inner wall, marked up but ignored-----tested with other wheels fitted?
brake fluid seeping from both central pipes-------unsurprising when people "dress up" brake...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2018, 23:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By marinabrian
Does the car have an LPG conversion by any...

Does the car have an LPG conversion by any chance?

Brian :D
Forum: V8 Forum 24th November 2018, 21:02
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By marinabrian
Found another Rover 75 V8 on eBay LINK...

Found another Rover 75 V8 on eBay

LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1949-Rover-P3-75-V8-HOT-ROD/292818911980?hash=item442d5e02ec:g:14QAAOSwqiJb7b8G:rk:4:pf:0)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 20:37
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By marinabrian
I've covered cumulatively more than 100,000 miles...

I've covered cumulatively more than 100,000 miles without one fitted, and with no effect on reliability, road noise, or fuel consumption.

It is also nice to have the early warning of a leak...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 20:28
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By marinabrian
None whatsoever, they are not necessary and do...

None whatsoever, they are not necessary and do not worry if you don't have one fitted, mine are currently behind the shed ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2018, 19:31
Replies: 62
Views: 2,595
Posted By marinabrian
So a bargain basement bastardised Renault is...

So a bargain basement bastardised Renault is better than a bargain basement Chinese offering.......according to the motoring press :shrug:



I'm sure you could draw a comparison somewhere,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 23:28
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By marinabrian
Well when I fitted these, they were ordered from...

Well when I fitted these, they were ordered from eurocarparts along with the corresponding Pagid brake pads.

I won't be fitting these again..........ever :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 23:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By marinabrian
Take the ECM out of the plastic housing, wrap it...

Take the ECM out of the plastic housing, wrap it up in a dog poo bag, and chuck it on top of the housing :D

Brian :D

Oh that'll just be me then :getmecoat:
Forum: V8 Forum 23rd November 2018, 22:24
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By marinabrian
I like the attention to detail in showing how...

I like the attention to detail in showing how lovingly cared for the braking system is on this car :drool4:

With a MASSIVE picture :cool:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 22:16
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By marinabrian
Shy bairns get no sweets Den ;) Attached for...

Shy bairns get no sweets Den ;)

Attached for you :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 18:22
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By marinabrian
It's gold, not silver ;) I agree though, I'm...

It's gold, not silver ;)

I agree though, I'm not a fan of Sandstone, perhaps the seller got mixed up between Sandstone and Sandstorm, if the person he bought it of was waffling on about interior...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By marinabrian
Yes the ECM adaptations need to be reset, I don't...

Yes the ECM adaptations need to be reset, I don't know if you can do that with PScan :shrug:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 18:12
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By marinabrian
You can use a syringe filled with CV Moly grease...

You can use a syringe filled with CV Moly grease to do the job Pete, if you don't fancy removing the spring clip.

I tend to unwind the spring clip on the "big end" and turn the boot inside out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2018, 09:39
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By marinabrian
Do you want sauce on your Fedora Paul :p: ...

Do you want sauce on your Fedora Paul :p:

Vehicle Information

vin RJZLHC5D343172
vin_sequence 343172
off_assembly_date Friday, 8th October 2004 @ 08:36:29
model 75
variant CDT Connoisseur...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd November 2018, 23:55
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By marinabrian
It's possible they were supplied by Scania in...

It's possible they were supplied by Scania in Darlington, and registered in Middlesbrough John.

358 probably met it's maker in 2002, and 359 in 1999......

This wasn't you by the way??
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