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Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 7th April 2020, 22:37
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I had booked a couple or so months ago, to go up...

I had booked a couple or so months ago, to go up to my favourite site near Guisborough for the 23rd March. The 23rd being the date this all began to really bite hard. I thought we would be as well...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd April 2020, 18:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No, you are not being dumb. It's where my method...

No, you are not being dumb. It's where my method scores - https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...w.google.co.uk (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=167111https://www.google.co.uk)
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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th March 2020, 18:22
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think you are missing the point. Every car...

I think you are missing the point. Every car which needs an MOT after 30th March will be given a free 6 month extension on the MOT's due date. Mine (I think) runs out on the 29th May. My 29th May...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 28th February 2020, 17:53
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A mover makes manoeuvring so very easy,...

A mover makes manoeuvring so very easy, especially in and out of tight drives. I couldn't manage mine now without the mover.

If there are only two of you, a larger two berth will be more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 18:07
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Make the straps, they are not difficult, just a...

Make the straps, they are not difficult, just a plain strip of steel.
Forum: Social Forum 6th February 2020, 19:01
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I was told the lump was not a pseudoaneurysm,...

I was told the lump was not a pseudoaneurysm, rather it was just congealed blood which had escaped the artery during the op and would be reabsorbed in time. The reason given was that the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th February 2020, 09:25
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, that description seems to fit. I will...

Thanks, that description seems to fit. I will speak to my consultant about it tomorrow.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 4th February 2020, 15:57
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would guess that, is because car tyres tend to...

I would guess that, is because car tyres tend to need replacement anyway before five years, due to wear. Caravan tyres tend not to wear much at all, so just need replacing through old age..

There...
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2020, 15:27
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The bruise has almost gone, but I'm left with a...

The bruise has almost gone, but I'm left with a hard lump under the skin, in the groin on the artery, about the size of a Maltezer. I have a follow up appointment on the 6th, in two days, but I am...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 1st February 2020, 22:11
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The pitter patter of rain on the roof was always...

The pitter patter of rain on the roof was always the best part for me, tucked up warm in bed and it helped send me to sleep. I don't hear it so much in modern caravans, because they are so well...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 29th January 2020, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, it has been very mild. My drive and paths...

Yes, it has been very mild. My drive and paths are the same, covered in moss too. I'm just waiting for the better weather, to get the pressure washer out..
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 28th January 2020, 20:57
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Towing season soon..

So in preparation, I went out to open the gas locker to check my gas bottle was as I remembered it - full. It was, but the gas strut which helps raise the locker lid on my Bailey, had failed and was...
Forum: Social Forum 26th January 2020, 11:51
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Update..

All ended well so far..

New partner Wendy arrived 21st for a one week stay, I had to ring the hospital after 2pm on the 23rd, to confirm they would have a bed for me in the renal ward, then make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2020, 08:45
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Headlight polishing update

In August of 2019, I decided to carry out some long term experiments to solve the issues with my MkII's opaque headlight lenses....
Forum: Social Forum 2nd January 2020, 18:40
Replies: 38
Views: 2,198
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Nowt much wrong with vaping, providing it is done...

Nowt much wrong with vaping, providing it is done sensibly. Sensibly does not include massive clouds and lots of wattage. Even ignoring the potential damage it can do, it makes the person doing it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd January 2020, 18:22
Replies: 47
Views: 8,703
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Months ago someone provided a link to a download,...

Months ago someone provided a link to a download, were they had copied my 'how to' complete with my original photos to a pdf, before PB had struck..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th December 2019, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Try some injector cleaner, before getting too...

Try some injector cleaner, before getting too involved.

Empty out the diesel filter, refill with cleaner, start the engine and run for a few seconds - long enough to get the neat cleaner into the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th December 2019, 10:49
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I went to LGI's XRAY dept yesterday, thinking I...

I went to LGI's XRAY dept yesterday, thinking I was there for an XRAY, but once there they said it was a consultation with the consultant surgeon, who would actually do the deed.

The previous...
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2019, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I did think upper thigh, but the consultant...

I did think upper thigh, but the consultant seemed to be indicating it would be accessed via the belly, maybe I misunderstood it.
Forum: Social Forum 16th December 2019, 15:04
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Just been for what I understood from the letter,...

Just been for what I understood from the letter, was to be an X-Ray, in the X-Ray department, but it proved to be a consultation with a consultant/surgeon instead. Its a stay in overnight job.

I'm...
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2019, 16:37
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No, this is the 'other end' of the kidney...

No, this is the 'other end' of the kidney arterial side. I'm suffering artery to kidney constrictions.
Forum: Social Forum 13th December 2019, 11:34
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Kidney stent

Anyone had a kidney stent installed please, what's involved?

I have to go to hospital on Monday, for the first stage, an X-Ray.

I guess after that a consultation, then the actual operation, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2019, 20:17
Replies: 43
Views: 9,352
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It was a predecessor to the 160 modification to...

It was a predecessor to the 160 modification to the engine's ECU firmware, to make the CDT(I) more drivable. The Synergy was a owner plug in 'tuning box' to improve the CDT(I)'s output.

The 160...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 20th November 2019, 10:26
Replies: 1,799
Views: 227,136
Posted By HarryM1BYT
So is mine..

So is mine..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2019, 10:09
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My MOT place suggested they could not be done...

My MOT place suggested they could not be done without sub-frame removal. I did mine without disturbing sub-frame. The big problem was getting spanners onto the two large bolts and managing to turn...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 08:05
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I picked the wine habit up, when I spent 12...

I picked the wine habit up, when I spent 12 months working a contract in Italy.

It still fermenting nicely and I have been and I went out and bought myself a kit for making stout on Friday. I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 12:38
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Its not a matter of capacity, its a matter of how...

Its not a matter of capacity, its a matter of how the car is parked which decides which drain the water goes down. With the car tail high, water will go down the lowest front drain.

If the water...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 07:33
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks, all is going very well so far. Starting...

Thanks, all is going very well so far. Starting from grapes would be a step too far for me at the moment.

I am though looking at maybe brewing some dark stout from a kit. The only brewing I ever...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2019, 16:27
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Included with the kit was a 30 bottle medium...

Included with the kit was a 30 bottle medium Italian white wine kit, which just needed 3.5Kg of sugar, so I bought that on Sunday and had it all set up by 14:30. I was under the impression it would...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2019, 14:42
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I've had a couple. First was an expensive Karcher...

I've had a couple. First was an expensive Karcher which didn't survive long. Second was the one I have had for around 10 years, one on wheels from Lidl and cost around £70. Within weeks of buying the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th October 2019, 11:42
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have worked it out thanks - its an insulator...

I have worked it out thanks - its an insulator for a chilled can of beer. You pop a cold beer can in the sleeve and it helps to keep it cool.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Be very careful using a pressure washer on a...

Be very careful using a pressure washer on a car's paintwork. They can so easily take the paint off. When I use one, I keep the lance end at least two foot away from the car.
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2019, 15:57
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm puzzled by two items in the kit, now I've had...

I'm puzzled by two items in the kit, now I've had a bit more time to investigate...

One red one blue one, made from a flexible foam, mug shaped or glass shaped and they have 'FROSTY' in large...
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2019, 11:01
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Wine making

A few months ago a friend restarted making wine, something I have not done for around 25 years after which I disposed of everything. I was too busy and with wine prices low, it wasn't really worth...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You omitted that the Tesla costs you money to...

You omitted that the Tesla costs you money to recharge it whereas this new battery does not recharge. So £30000 plus cost of electricity.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 16:22
Replies: 42
Views: 2,470
Posted By HarryM1BYT
They already auto do around here. Ridiculous -...

They already auto do around here. Ridiculous - They pull in to drop or collect a passenger, engine stop for a few seconds then restarts almost instantly. The stop/ start probably burns even more fuel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By HarryM1BYT
From memory, so if someone's memory is more...

From memory, so if someone's memory is more accurate?

There is a signal from the ECU, which indicates the engine is running. That passes through a thermal switch in the front bumper area which...
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2019, 06:05
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks - it just seemed a bit odd, that a...

Thanks - it just seemed a bit odd, that a completely different website URL seemed to have all my details and contacts available to it.

Facebook is incredibly slow here via Plusnet, so almost...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th October 2019, 20:49
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By HarryM1BYT
When I have had to mess with it, I have found it...

When I have had to mess with it, I have found it easiest to access from outside the car. Door wide open, kneeing on the ground and reaching in. A bit easier if the car is jacked up on that side..
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 11:08
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Facebook / Messenger.com

I don't normally use either application, though I do have a Facebook account, which also seems to be the same account used in Messenger. What's the connection between these two please?

The thing...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Any water on or around LSM or BCU?

Any water on or around LSM or BCU?
Forum: Technology Forum 12th October 2019, 12:42
Replies: 66
Views: 7,573
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Kodi oddity

I find my my no name bluetooth keyboard works fine with my Iphone, a pad (producing a : or ;) and generally with Kodi, except that using it for Kodi I cannot type a colon instead, shifted or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 12:04
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Does it have Climate Control? I notice the...

Does it have Climate Control?

I notice the heat with CC is perfect, but you can never become over whelmed by heat as you can on cars without CC.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 19:50
Replies: 136
Views: 47,655
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It only takes a second or two with a small gas...

It only takes a second or two with a small gas blowlamp, to get them hot, to free them off.
Forum: Technology Forum 7th October 2019, 15:15
Replies: 66
Views: 7,573
Posted By HarryM1BYT
AppStarter works fine, even with the latest OS...

AppStarter works fine, even with the latest OS updates on the FireTV Box.

On bootup, it goes to the usual Amazon screen initially, but after a few seconds, once it has fully booted, it swaps to...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 08:20
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I don't think they have a leg to stand on.

I don't think they have a leg to stand on.
Forum: Technology Forum 5th October 2019, 09:59
Replies: 66
Views: 7,573
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I've just bought myself a used FireTV 2nd Gen,...

I've just bought myself a used FireTV 2nd Gen, which is supposed to be better than the latest 3rd Gen. I relegated the original Fire Stick to the bedroom TV to turn that into a near smart TV.

Its...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 22:31
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm not seeing any rust there. The beam is alloy,...

I'm not seeing any rust there. The beam is alloy, carefully designed to crush in an accident and be replaceable in a minor shunt..
Forum: Technology Forum 3rd October 2019, 21:02
Replies: 66
Views: 7,573
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Happy thread resurrection... I got fixed up...

Happy thread resurrection...

I got fixed up with a keyboard, all good with that.

This week I found there was an Iphone app, which serves as both a replacement for the FireTV / stick remote and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:07
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, if a little light rust bothers you, then...

I agree, if a little light rust bothers you, then grease them.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2019, 10:50
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think the ankle bone sensitivity to pain is...

I think the ankle bone sensitivity to pain is quite similar to the 'funny bone' of the elbow.

I also seem not to be susceptible to pain from fractures. I tall pair of steps collapsed under me at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 10:33
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Just enough so the end of the pipe in the jar,...

Just enough so the end of the pipe in the jar, remains at all times covered by fluid..
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 21:21
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Should be easy to spot, it has odd sized feet...

Should be easy to spot, it has odd sized feet :eek:

According to folklore, the 'Bungay Black Dog' prowls along dark lanes and lonesome field footpaths of The Suffolk Coast, where, although his ...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 18:48
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, I said oh flip :D

Yes, I said oh flip :D
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 17:31
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My recent daft idea, was tamping gravel down in...

My recent daft idea, was tamping gravel down in between the slabs at the back of my drive, where I park the caravan. I decided the easy way was to use my SDS chisel, in my SDS drill, but with a bit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It is an alternative to putting cling film over...

It is an alternative to putting cling film over the reservoir, trapped under the cap. It prevents air getting in and so fluid loss once a caliper is removed or a pipe.

It will need to be bled,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 15:12
Replies: 39
Views: 2,379
Posted By HarryM1BYT
and - Plus One!

and - Plus One!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 10:18
Replies: 82
Views: 46,145
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I get the same 403 error.

I get the same 403 error.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 08:34
Replies: 82
Views: 46,145
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes, I'm absolutely fine with that and thank you...

Yes, I'm absolutely fine with that and thank you for your efforts..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 07:42
Replies: 39
Views: 2,379
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Alternator or starter motor then..

Alternator or starter motor then..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 19:27
Replies: 39
Views: 2,379
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Rather than unplugging - why not pull fuses,...

Rather than unplugging - why not pull fuses, beginning with large ones in the engine fuse panel to find out which main section is causing the discharge, then work down to the smaller local circuit...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 14:29
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Its not a physical switch, its an Hall Effect...

Its not a physical switch, its an Hall Effect sensor - it senses the metal of the pedal being close to it.

LSM is the Light Switch Module, the module which controls the cars lighting system, a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 08:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It happens if the brake pedal is released to...

It happens if the brake pedal is released to sharply, it can hammer the switch out of position.

Press brake pedal down, reach behind and push switch fully forward, then gently release brake pedal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 22:30
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Those are quite similar to a pair I made in an...

Those are quite similar to a pair I made in an idle few moments - I adapted a couple of clamp on girder brackets I happened to have on the shelf. They just needed a piece of sliding metal, under the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 17:53
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I was looking for the oil pressure switch, when...

I was looking for the oil pressure switch, when clutching at straws wondering where the leakage was from, but its sorted now - a the large O ring for the oil filter cap was displaced.

It managed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 17:04
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You could make up a union, with a short bit of...

You could make up a union, with a short bit of pipe, crushing the end over and folding it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 11:29
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Why not just leave the clamp or clamps in place,...

Why not just leave the clamp or clamps in place, instead of 3 ?

I don't have any proper clamps, I use tiny G clamps, or self grip wrenches, with some split hose or similar slipped over, to protect...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 20:02
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
By clear I meant not even slightly blocked, yes -...

By clear I meant not even slightly blocked, yes - it always had oil soaking it and black, but obstruction to the free flow of air.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 19:07
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I've kept an eye on the original PCV, its always...

I've kept an eye on the original PCV, its always been perfectly clean. As a quick check, I remove the oil filler cap with the engine running to see if there is any pressure building up.

Good...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 13:25
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Got It !!!! Maybe?

I rang Big Russ to see if he had any ideas as to what could leak around that area. He suggested oil filter, or oil cooler, or PCV blocked and pressurising the engine.

For the first time since I...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 11:39
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yep - no change in level, besides its the colour...

Yep - no change in level, besides its the colour of engine oil and it would seem to have lost more oil than the power steering could contain, so it would have been very noticeable.



Checked...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 11:00
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A little progress.... There is no leakage...

A little progress....

There is no leakage with engine not actually running.

Run the engine and there is a steady constant drip every few seconds, with a trail down the front of the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 10:03
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I don't think its steering fluid, judging by the...

I don't think its steering fluid, judging by the colour and the reservoir is still up to the line. There is far too much oil dripping for the power steering level not to show it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have no urgency to fix it - I only took a quick...

I have no urgency to fix it - I only took a quick look, but the crank pulley seemed perfectly dry. F-T-F seemed to be suggest that turbo return feed banjo is at the rear of the engine, whereas my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 17:42
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By HarryM1BYT
CDTi incontinance

It was bone dry when I serviced it a few weeks ago, dry this morning before I set off to do around 18 mile today, or at least there were no oil spots on the floor of my garage.

I parked up at a...
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2019, 21:13
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Perfectly understandable, but some people leave...

Perfectly understandable, but some people leave their empty bins out for days and just themselves walk past them several times a day.
Forum: Social Forum 12th September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I think I remember a council rule, whereby bins...

I think I remember a council rule, whereby bins once emptied, have to be moved off the public pavement within one hour.

Apart from bins abandoned on the pavement for days after they have been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 18:43
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By HarryM1BYT
If you are fitting that belt, your have to remove...

If you are fitting that belt, your have to remove the other belt to fit it - the ac belt has to go on first, so best to renew both belts at the same time.

Its not an easy job, but it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 09:32
Replies: 401
Views: 386,160
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Not really a good idea to splash high pressure...

Not really a good idea to splash high pressure water around that area and what would happen if the drains were block and the plenums filled up?

Almost any thin, flexible rod will do to clear the...
Forum: Social Forum 11th September 2019, 16:29
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No such reason here, providing they use a bit of...

No such reason here, providing they use a bit of common sense and don't park right opposite someone's drive. Even a lorry parked fully on the road, would not prevent another lorry getting past...
Forum: Social Forum 10th September 2019, 18:16
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The problem is - much of the population just...

The problem is - much of the population just insist on having a car each, rather than one car per household. The parents have a car, the kids become old enough to have cars and cars they get - no one...
Forum: Social Forum 10th September 2019, 14:16
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well, fewer cars about, lower car ownership will...

Well, fewer cars about, lower car ownership will reduce exhaust emissions and give public transport a shot in the arm - that's a win, win.
Forum: Social Forum 9th September 2019, 18:26
Replies: 109
Views: 4,230
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Anyone here own a red MG BU51 HZW ?:D ...

Anyone here own a red MG BU51 HZW ?:D

Yesterday, waiting for a bus at a well marked bus stop with clear yellow line and no waiting except buses, buses needing the space every few minutes - One of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 20:04
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have never tried it that way, only on ramps....

I have never tried it that way, only on ramps. Yes I locate the four at the bumper first, propping the rear with my toes, then work towards the rear. All of my screws are captive.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 14:23
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You must have awfully long arms :eek:

You must have awfully long arms :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2019, 12:53
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, but I now blather mine with grease to...

I agree, but I now blather mine with grease to prevent the rust.

With the lugs in good condition, they work very well indeed, quick latch and unlatch.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I managed to get some from ebay, which did work...

I managed to get some from ebay, which did work fine, they were just slotted instead of posidrive and bright plated, instead of black.

A couple of the spring nuts they screw into had failed on...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd September 2019, 08:26
Replies: 266
Views: 15,601
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have now had three MRI's so I guess something...

I have now had three MRI's so I guess something of an old hand...

Nowt to it really 20 minutes, very, very noisy and you have to keep very still. The operators are fairly patient and will try...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2019, 15:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You can go on forever throwing replacement parts...

You can go on forever throwing replacement parts at it, until you accidentally replace the faulty item. Problem is, it is an expensive and time consuming way to fix it, plus you might introduce more...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th August 2019, 17:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It only suggests the obvious, a possible issue...

It only suggests the obvious, a possible issue with your ABS, which shows up at low speed, which could be as a result of many things. Just changing parts randomly and hoping, rarely works and is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Good news, indeed. That will be useful for me...

Good news, indeed. That will be useful for me too..
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2019, 18:50
Replies: 36
Views: 1,631
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My suggestion would be to always cut it, but keep...

My suggestion would be to always cut it, but keep it available to reconnect for diagnostic purposes. T4 will be aware of the FBH, if one has ever been connected and pause its diagnostics, if the FBH...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 21:31
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Yes I remember those posts.

Yes I remember those posts.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 21st August 2019, 14:49
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Asking price is always more than what they will...

Asking price is always more than what they will accept. Always make an offer;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2019, 12:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That is a fair compromise :D

That is a fair compromise :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th August 2019, 22:33
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You might better understand, had you driven some...

You might better understand, had you driven some of the wrecks I have driven over the years :eek:

If there is an easy way to avoid wear and tear, I take it. It takes minimal effort and saves my...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 20th August 2019, 18:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By HarryM1BYT
..and there nearer it gets to winter, the lower...

..and there nearer it gets to winter, the lower the prices become.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 21:21
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Oh, it wont, if you don't use it, but for those...

Oh, it wont, if you don't use it, but for those who make proper use of a handbrake when driving, there can be quite a lot of wear avoided by pushing the button in. Its not a nice noise anyway.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 17:39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Update !

I have just received a renewal warning from my present Breakdown Assist. I last read that they do NOT renew once a vehicle gets to 15 years of age, but on enquiring they have now revised that to 16...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 12:05
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The ratchet noise is annoying anyway, always push...

The ratchet noise is annoying anyway, always push the button in, unless counting the notches to a full application.

I agree on the rusty drum problem, the handbrake needs to be given just a tiny...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th August 2019, 11:58
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Its a combined disc, hub and drum, so the disc...

Its a combined disc, hub and drum, so the disc can get warm and expand the hub. Another good reason to plan ahead on the road, so as to avoid wasting energy braking.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th August 2019, 11:11
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I would expect that to be the case, brushes bed...

I would expect that to be the case, brushes bed themselves in, in the usual direction of rotation, building up a sharper corner at the trailing edge. Your spinning it in reverse, mean that sharp...
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2019, 17:55
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The same one as me. No special aches, though I...

The same one as me. No special aches, though I went through several weeks of regular hand and foot cramps building up, long after I began taking them. I was advised to stop taking them by the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th August 2019, 13:03
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Over sensitivity to drugs

I'm still getting used to the idea of having to take meds, but an impression I'm getting is that my system is very sensitive indeed to many meds.

The latest med they have put me on is...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 17th August 2019, 08:35
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By HarryM1BYT
It might also be worth keeping your eyes open in...

It might also be worth keeping your eyes open in your local area, for caravans parked in drives which look unused/ unloved and making an offer to buy.
Forum: Technology Forum 16th August 2019, 20:58
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Double line space - paragraphs

For months I have been troubled by a double line space between paragraphs, in certain forums including (as some may have noticed) this one, when I posted anything.

I have just resolved it, thanks...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th August 2019, 12:18
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Not saying it is, but these spring to mind.. ...

Not saying it is, but these spring to mind..


1. Clutch release bearing
2. Thrust bearing
3. Broken loose spring on clutch pressure plate
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2019, 18:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree - Its the scrap price is that, usually...

I agree - Its the scrap price is that, usually the value of the fixtures, equipment and fittings.



Especially worth checking around private sales, rather than dealers.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 15th August 2019, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Caravans are expensive to buy and hold there...

Caravans are expensive to buy and hold there value for a long time, unless they have major issues, so £700 is just not a lot of money to invest in one.


If you are handy at fixing things up and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th August 2019, 07:06
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks... I have been to that link and...

Thanks...


I have been to that link and run through their online quote system. For exactly what I was quoted over the phone, at £121.?? the web site quotes me £149.99. Or £109.49 had been a CCC...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 10:37
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have just spoken to them and they cover a...

I have just spoken to them and they cover a caravan if its attached for recover of both back to home, but if the caravan were on site it would be left there.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th August 2019, 10:07
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
RAC are able to collect caravan from site, and...

RAC are able to collect caravan from site, and bring the lot back, with their special cover. It includes Camping and Caravan Club membership in the deal. Both car and caravan are covered for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 21:23
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Without that, it would mean just abandoning a lot...

Without that, it would mean just abandoning a lot of personal belongings in a caravan.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 23:19
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I know what you mean and yes I could do that, but...

I know what you mean and yes I could do that, but so much easier to just be able to ring a breakdown company and have them deal fully with the whole package as one.



I don't think it is such a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th August 2019, 19:52
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I emailed the RAC some while ago via their...

I emailed the RAC some while ago via their webform, to ask if they could meet my full requirement for cover. They haven't bothered to reply.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 14:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By HarryM1BYT
This forum uses rather ancient web forum...

This forum uses rather ancient web forum software, which is very limiting. There are lots of extra features on more up to date software, like automatically saving your text as a draft, until it is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 311
Views: 44,156
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Whilst doing an oil change this month, engine...

Whilst doing an oil change this month, engine under cover off, I took the opportunity to remove my Mondeo mount that I fitted around 5 - 6 years ago, to check it. Its absolutely fine, no splits at...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 21:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I'm pleased with the outcome of my test lens, so...

I'm pleased with the outcome of my test lens, so I have made a start on my MK II.


I think what I'm finding is that when I have polished the lenses up before, I have only polished up the origina...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 17:59
Replies: 72
Views: 8,472
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I came across a rather intriguing gadget way back...

I came across a rather intriguing gadget way back in my GPO telephones days..


You wire two lamps in series, red lead to one lamp, black to the other. Then you connect the mid point of the two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th August 2019, 17:50
Replies: 72
Views: 8,472
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A useful, but similar alternative is what the...

A useful, but similar alternative is what the call a break out or break out box.


Just a plug and a socket connected back to back, with the wires joined via a connector or similar, where you can...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 14:12
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well done, I had three of those nice motors in...

Well done, I had three of those nice motors in their day, including the frog-eyed Scorpio :-)


I would be driving one now, if they still made them. I home built a little diagnostic thingummy, to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th August 2019, 12:52
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have had a few breakdowns in my long driving...

I have had a few breakdowns in my long driving career, both of my own vehicle and company vehicles. I have only suffered one breakdown of my own vehicle which I wasn't able to fix myself at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th August 2019, 17:53
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Basic single vehicle for UK £40, but no mention...

Basic single vehicle for UK £40, but no mention of a trailer or caravan at all and no email address to ask them. I would like to get their replies in writing, just in case there is a dispute.

I...
Forum: Social Forum 10th August 2019, 14:43
Replies: 266
Views: 15,601
Posted By HarryM1BYT
No better, no worse, but I feel fine anyway. Its...

No better, no worse, but I feel fine anyway. Its as if they are desperate to find something badly wrong with me and just keep on trying :D


Evidence of an ancient stroke.


A naturally...
Forum: Social Forum 9th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 266
Views: 15,601
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have just had my third MRI, for three different...

I have just had my third MRI, for three different reasons, brain, prostate, then latest kidneys. The appointments appear in around a month from request - at standard speed. My second, for my prostate...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 8th August 2019, 21:39
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By HarryM1BYT
A lot of the leisure battery failure are due to...

A lot of the leisure battery failure are due to failing to look after them, over charging and /or not charging them at all.


Mine, in my drive, goes on charge once per month, for one day. I have...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By HarryM1BYT
That's a much more sensible price (£8.49), but...

That's a much more sensible price (£8.49), but what still puzzles me is that I would expect all vehicles lacquers would need to be UV proof anyway?


They need to prevent the UV getting through to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 23:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I agree, except.. I recently carried out...

I agree, except..


I recently carried out some experiments with a donated lens. I abraded it down to what I thought was the polycarbonate, sprayed it with the gloss clear coat and it went misty....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th August 2019, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The tick only proves they are 'transmitting, it...

The tick only proves they are 'transmitting, it doesn't confirm they are 'recieving' the echo back. You would need a scope to check that.
Forum: Social Forum 7th August 2019, 08:18
Replies: 462
Views: 41,460
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You let the paint dry, before you step on it...

You let the paint dry, before you step on it :duh:


The used to do that on painted boat decks.
Forum: Social Forum 6th August 2019, 17:51
Replies: 462
Views: 41,460
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Maybe thick coat of outdoor paint, sprinkled with...

Maybe thick coat of outdoor paint, sprinkled with sand might help.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 17:06
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My pleasure!

My pleasure!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2019, 09:53
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By HarryM1BYT
You might be struggling to find one, they...

You might be struggling to find one, they are/were several times the cost of the universal relay, so many just bought the universal one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th August 2019, 15:01
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The steel roof pressing is different for the OEM...

The steel roof pressing is different for the OEM sunroof I think, its not just a hole as when and after market one is fitted. Which is why the entire roof panel has been transferred, when an OEM one...
Forum: Social Forum 5th August 2019, 11:45
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Best suggestion is to read the list of...

Best suggestion is to read the list of ingredients, then take it from there.


Kalpol for kids is expensive for what it is. Checking the ingredients it is just paracetamol, which is dirt cheap,...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 21:57
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By HarryM1BYT
The one I use is sold for animals, again that...

The one I use is sold for animals, again that could simply be a marketing ploy.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 20:35
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have no idea what a TEB7AS might be, but the...

I have no idea what a TEB7AS might be, but the BMW unit is far from a simple relay. It comes as a BMW part, I suppose intended for a BMW model.



I only pointed out which is the correct source...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By HarryM1BYT
With the correct BMW kit, that is correct - you...

With the correct BMW kit, that is correct - you get the bulb failure and it identifies which bulb has failed on the dash graphic ..


The unit connects to each rear light circuit at the back of...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 18:02
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By HarryM1BYT
My experience agrees with that, apart from them...

My experience agrees with that, apart from them loving them. He is very fussy, he would just spit them out, hence my moving to a liquid I could just spread on his food.



I would advise anyone...
Forum: Social Forum 4th August 2019, 15:35
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Our BC's back end became so stiff, he was...

Our BC's back end became so stiff, he was reluctant to get up, really struggled - too be fair, I thought it was the end for him, arthritic. That was two years ago.


Cod Liver Oil was suggested, a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2019, 14:23
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By HarryM1BYT
OEM are expected to leak a little which is why...

OEM are expected to leak a little which is why they have drains. They are made to pass through the hole in the roof, so cannot make a perfect seal.



After market ones have to be designed to...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd August 2019, 17:23
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I have had this issue before with breakdown...

I have had this issue before with breakdown companies, with each I explained the issue and each had agreed in writing that they would not take the car + occupants home, abandoning the caravan on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 22:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I also use a similar fix for a juddering clutch....

I also use a similar fix for a juddering clutch. I habitually barely slip the clutch, so it gets almost no wear of the friction surfaces. I assume it gets a bit of oil mist on on it and eventually it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Brake back plate distorted and rubbing on the...

Brake back plate distorted and rubbing on the drum, that would take seconds to fix and might be stopped by applying the handbrake. They are just thin steel, easily bent.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2019, 20:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Well it has maybe worked for one - just give it a...

Well it has maybe worked for one - just give it a try, it costs nowt..
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 18:01
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Their second reply confirmed they would just...

Their second reply confirmed they would just abandon my caravan on site and just take the car home :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 17:48
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Thanks Dave - I could not see any link to...

Thanks Dave - I could not see any link to indicate what the 'Personal Cover' actually offered. Just one sticking point, which I have emailed them to ask about...


What if I had my tourer caravan...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 15:56
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
I cannot see any cover at all on their site for...

I cannot see any cover at all on their site for £45. £66 seems the only one which comes close to my spec., but only their £78 offering includes some sort of trailer / caravan cover.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd August 2019, 11:28
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Anyone beat 7 med appointments in 1 month?

In July, I was inundated with 7 appointments, actually over just three weeks, never been as busy with such appointments. MRI kidney scan, hospital consultants, eye screening, blood tests, doctor's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 10:54
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By HarryM1BYT
Reached 15> Breakdown cover?

Or rather roadside rescue/get you home..


I cannot renew with my present one, because it is now past 15 years old, so what's good on price?


I don't need home start.


I need cover around...
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