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Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 20:05
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
If this...

If this (https://bearmach.com/kv6-engine-timing-tool-kit-ba-4882?glCountry=GB&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=CjwKCAjwlovtBRBrEiwAG3XJ-6cNu1cQzhLHbxFgwbd9IbaAkmEXsuIGyB1GehiTD8QbhqzlotLCFRoC8GwQAvD_BwE) is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the update Dave. We'd all be very...

Thanks for the update Dave.

We'd all be very interested to know what is inside your original control box. Could you remove the lid please and let us know whether you see just three relays and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
You're close; three! But the number of belts...

You're close; three! But the number of belts isn't the issue. The challenge is that when the primary belt is released, all four camshafts move. Two sprockets then have to be held in a precise...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 22:11
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
Does that include the KV6 Andrew? Simon

Does that include the KV6 Andrew?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th October 2019, 19:08
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
That's the key question which I have asked a few...

That's the key question which I have asked a few times. Some people then remember that they did actually fabricate something for some of the tasks, others don't reveal their secret. ;)

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 14:23
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By SD1too
:eek: Wow! It sounds as if you were seriously...

:eek: Wow! It sounds as if you were seriously dehydrated.

It's always too hot in hospitals, summer and winter (think of the money they could save if they turned it down by just 1 degree).

It's...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 09:11
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By SD1too
Thank you for your diary of an admission Neil....

Thank you for your diary of an admission Neil. Please keep it coming. It's the detail which paints such a useful picture (the anxious moment at 07.00 when confronted with locked doors, the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th October 2019, 12:52
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By SD1too
Martin, 23rd September...

Martin,

23rd September (https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=298187) was your last post on the subject of coolant loss.

If you select 'view public profile' under your user...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2019, 10:15
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
Steve, I'd say that your next step is to...

Steve,

I'd say that your next step is to look at the two 'O' ring seals on the expansion tank cap. Do they look flat? Mine did, and when I renewed them I didn't have to top-up the coolant every...
Forum: Items Wanted 10th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By SD1too
Aren't we all Emiel! :D :drool4: Simon

Aren't we all Emiel! :D :drool4:

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 20:21
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
I'd like to hear from you in reply to this...

I'd like to hear from you in reply to this question Steve.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By SD1too
:welcome: to the club Thomas. For your first...

:welcome: to the club Thomas.

For your first ever post you have unintentionally asked the question which has caused much controversy! :pillow:

There are two schools of thought on this. It...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 12:29
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By SD1too
Richard, I'd say that unless you have...

Richard,

I'd say that unless you have evidence of contamination, don't bother using a flushing product, just drain and renew the antifreeze solution. Using distilled/de-ionised water rather than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 11:10
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
Steve; when the oil cooler fails it does so...

Steve; when the oil cooler fails it does so internally so that the coolant and engine oil mix. Nothing is visible externally. I'm afraid that your check tells us nothing.

It's not a head gasket.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2019, 10:58
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
As you say here that you intend to renew all...

As you say here that you intend to renew all three belts (and, I hope, the tensioner and idler pulleys) you will definitely need the special service tools.

Please see my earlier reply to you (post...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 19:14
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
:confused: I'm struggling to understand to...

:confused:
I'm struggling to understand to which part of the engine you're referring Steve. Are you talking about the exhaust manifold side of the LH bank which is at the front of the engine...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th October 2019, 16:45
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
It's far more likely to be the oil cooler Steve,...

It's far more likely to be the oil cooler Steve, and may I suggest that we discuss this in a new thread?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th October 2019, 16:54
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Ian, Aren't you going to tell us which one...

Ian,

Aren't you going to tell us which one you chose; 100 or 120 amps? I think we deserve it after all that brain scratching we've done on your behalf. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:58
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By SD1too
Dave, It's clear from your useful posts that...

Dave,

It's clear from your useful posts that there are far too many variables involved to draw a reliable conclusion. The only way that you're going to judge your fuel consumption accurately is by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 16:41
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By SD1too
Dave; are we comparing like with like here? Did...

Dave; are we comparing like with like here? Did you cover 500 miles in the 16 days shown on the graph? Did you fill the tank to the brim on 20th September and 7th October?

Simon
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 7th October 2019, 16:17
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By SD1too
Try F33 in the passenger compartment fusebox...

Try F33 in the passenger compartment fusebox Martin. I'm afraid I have no idea how to remove a Navall system. Does it have the two small holes on each side to accept a DIN removal tool?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 16:12
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By SD1too
Hi Fred, I've bought some Draper tools in...

Hi Fred,

I've bought some Draper tools in the past and I've not been too impressed with their quality and durability. It certainly should not "bend" under any circumstances.

My suggestion,...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 7th October 2019, 15:50
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By SD1too
Martin, The most important thing is to...

Martin,

The most important thing is to recharge your battery using a smart external charger for at least 24 hours, preferably more, if you want it to give a good, long life.

Regarding the cause...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 15:43
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By SD1too
I'd prefer to see the graph for your Rover KV6....

I'd prefer to see the graph for your Rover KV6. ;)

"Will" be used? :confused: That implies that the Rover isn't being used for that journey at the moment. Can you clarify please Dave.

No;...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 13:03
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By SD1too
I'm not sure what you mean by that Dave. It's a...

I'm not sure what you mean by that Dave. It's a bayonet fitting so no socket required, just hands! :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 09:22
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By SD1too
What type of journeys have you mainly undertaken...

What type of journeys have you mainly undertaken for those 500 miles Dave? If predominantly motorway cruising then 30 mpg or over is to be expected. The computer is giving your average consumption...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 09:07
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By SD1too
Try to resist making assumptions Dave. I don't...

Try to resist making assumptions Dave. I don't remember anyone suffering fan motor bearing failure before. There have been one or two instances of the plastic fan blades loosening on the motor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 08:53
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
In that case all your questions about the rear...

In that case all your questions about the rear sprocket wheels will be answered as you'll be removing them anyway.

Yes, I agree but I've managed to find it, under power steering pump! :duh:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th October 2019, 08:33
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
Steve, The main odometer ('1' in the...

Steve,

The main odometer ('1' in the diagram) will show you when either an oil service is due or an inspection. You won't see both at the same time, only whichever type of service is due. It seems...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
The difference is that when the clutch is...

The difference is that when the clutch is engaged, a load is put on the engine.

I still can't rule out a tensioner or idler or worn ancillary belt causing the 'ticking'.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 18:57
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
Possibly that they weren't refitted correctly...

Possibly that they weren't refitted correctly when the belts were renewed? It's guesswork really Galambosi. Why not remove the LH bank rear belt cover as well, then you can compare the two.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 18:20
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
I've just reviewed all Dave6's posts and I now...

I've just reviewed all Dave6's posts and I now see what you're getting at. He says that the low and medium speeds don't run with air con. off but low speed does work with air con. switched on (demist...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
The air conditioning doesn't trigger fast speed...

The air conditioning doesn't trigger fast speed on a 3 speed system, only low and medium.

Dave; I gave my diagnosis in post number 10. I believe that it's the usual case of the earth brush common...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 16:38
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
For access and good visibility, you will probably...

For access and good visibility, you will probably have to remove the inlet manifold chamber as well. That's quite an involved job in itself.

You will be well advised to use the special service...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By SD1too
Another member with a ZT recently posted that his...

Another member with a ZT recently posted that his timing was found to be incorrect when investigating an emissions problem, so I think that you might have the explanation there. Your timing error may...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 12:22
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
Yes. It's relatively easy to remove the belt...

Yes.

It's relatively easy to remove the belt covers and check the tension and condition of both rear belts.

You're correct. On each bank a rear belt drives the exhaust camshaft from the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 10:52
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By SD1too
Post no. 4 Jon? :D Simon

Post no. 4 Jon? :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 09:52
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
Trying to judge the source of any mechanical...

Trying to judge the source of any mechanical noise using that method is unreliable. I offered you the benefit of my personal experience since my engine sounded a bit like yours (in the second...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2019, 09:42
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Now there's a subject for another thread! :eek:...

Now there's a subject for another thread! :eek: The facts about colour and definition will surprise you. Like most of television, it's all an illusion.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2019, 18:50
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
My explanation for that is in post no. 17, with...

My explanation for that is in post no. 17, with which Stocktake concurs. However it wasn't stated that the air con. was activated at the time.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th October 2019, 14:25
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
I don't think anyone is suggesting that...

I don't think anyone is suggesting that particular scenario. What is the precise nature of the fan fault which you are considering?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 22:41
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
The noise occurs when the tensioner and/or idler...

The noise occurs when the tensioner and/or idler pulleys rotate with abnormal friction and/or exert incorrect force upon the belt. If left unattended the belt is at risk of breaking.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 22:23
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
We both know Dave that the only way this can...

We both know Dave that the only way this can happen is if the low speed supply brush fails. Then, when the trinary switch calls for medium speed it will run but only at low speed because there are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 22:11
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Hello Jon, I am looking at a graph of the...

Hello Jon,

I am looking at a graph of the output current of Lucas A127 alternators. One is rated at 35 amps maximum output and the other at 70 amps (yes, it's quite an old reference book, but the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 20:15
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
A new MGR fan using the resistor system can...

A new MGR fan using the resistor system can replace your 3 speed system without modification, but they are several hundred pounds. To put that into perspective, a set of new brushes is £20.

Jules...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By SD1too
Hi Dawn, I'm sorry but I have to disagree...

Hi Dawn,

I'm sorry but I have to disagree with John from personal experience.

Your catalytic converter is operating at low efficiency. That happens when unburnt fuel enters it. In other words,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 19:59
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
I renewed two motor brushes but I have to tell...

I renewed two motor brushes but I have to tell you that no garage will be able to do that.

I'd suggest that you send a PM to club member Arctic. He keeps a range of fan spares and may well be able...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 19:46
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
That's excellent information Dave. You are...

That's excellent information Dave. You are spot-on with your diagnosis. How do I know? because exactly the same thing happened to my car. :D

You appear to have a 3 speed system, as I suspected,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 18:44
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By SD1too
Is this (http://www.gunson.co.uk/product/77022)...

Is this (http://www.gunson.co.uk/product/77022) what you used Steve? If so, I'd say you need to contact Gunson and tell them what's happened.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 18:39
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By SD1too
Move the selector to the '4' position Les. The...

Move the selector to the '4' position Les. The gearbox then will not select 5th. If it's still not to your liking, move it to '3'.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 18:34
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By SD1too
This makes me think that you have a 3 speed fan....

This makes me think that you have a 3 speed fan. When you look through the radiator grille, can you see a silver rectangular resistor with a wire at each end mounted on the fan shroud at about the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 12:29
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Agreed Jon, but if we had access to the...

Agreed Jon, but if we had access to the alternator output graphs they would probably show that the 120 amps version has a greater output at practical engine speeds than the 100 amps model. When...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th October 2019, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
Ash, To avoid confusion in the future, could...

Ash,

To avoid confusion in the future, could you update your profile to reflect the 75 you are enquiring about?

Thank you.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 12:21
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
It's therefore possible that the idler and...

It's therefore possible that the idler and tensioner could have covered in excess of 50,000 miles. Mine exhibited bearing noise at 90,000 miles and once renewed, the engine sounded smoother and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 12:09
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
That sounds completely different to the 'ticking'...

That sounds completely different to the 'ticking' you posted earlier. Based on that, I'd put my money on a tensioner or idler wheel bearing on either the ancillary belt or the front timing belt. At...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 07:55
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
When signing-in, tick the box which says...

When signing-in, tick the box which says "Remember me". It's an ambiguous label. It doesn't mean that the site will store your log-in details.

After typing a long post and submitting it, you might...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th October 2019, 07:43
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
This is a Google Drive sign-in/registration page....

This is a Google Drive sign-in/registration page. :devil: Can you post the recording on You Tube as you did in your first post?

Before we speculate any further, you should make sure that the oil...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 22:19
Replies: 44
Views: 1,142
Posted By SD1too
Just to clarify Galambosi, engine design is the...

Just to clarify Galambosi, engine design is the same whether the car is LHD or RHD. The KV6 has three timing belts; the primary belt being on the RHS of the vehicle and the two secondary belts on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 11:05
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
The 2003 version of RAVE gives 115 amps for the...

The 2003 version of RAVE gives 115 amps for the diesel, but I would be inclined to choose the highest maximum output possible, in your case 120 amps.

Make sure that you're being offered an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2019, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
E-mail despatched. :} Simon

E-mail despatched. :}

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2019, 13:26
Replies: 113
Views: 5,024
Posted By SD1too
Are you sure that it's genuine Rob and not a...

Are you sure that it's genuine Rob and not a scam? I'd be inclined to ignore it and see what happens. After a holiday in Italy some years ago I was in a similar situation. I didn't respond and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd October 2019, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
Mel, If you'd like to give me an e-mail...

Mel,

If you'd like to give me an e-mail address via PM I will send you the page from RAVE which includes an illustration of the three bolts.

Simon
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 2nd October 2019, 10:32
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SD1too
Yes Steve, it is feasible to replace the damaged...

Yes Steve, it is feasible to replace the damaged speaker. It's unlikely that anyone selling an HK system will want to split it but you could keep your eyes on the club pages and e-bay just in case....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Yes Phil, but we're straying off the topic. Have...

Yes Phil, but we're straying off the topic. Have I explained the calculation of mpg to your satisfaction? :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 16:49
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
You can get to them all from the top Mel. ...

You can get to them all from the top Mel.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st October 2019, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Diesels are renowned for producing large amounts...

Diesels are renowned for producing large amounts of torque at low rpm and their low fuel consumption. No petrol engine can compete on those terms, so we must not give the impression that we are...
Forum: Social Forum 30th September 2019, 20:09
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By SD1too
That is a lovely story Ian. Consider yourself...

That is a lovely story Ian. Consider yourself very fortunate :luvya: and very many congratulations.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 20:05
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By SD1too
Why? That is the most complicated and troublesome...

Why? That is the most complicated and troublesome solution possible.

Ah, that's probably because you didn't buy the brushes from Engineering Carbon Products Ltd. in Croydon, England. Am I right or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 19:58
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By SD1too
I have replied Derek. :} Simon

I have replied Derek. :}

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Yes, cam belt replacement is expensive. Head...

Yes, cam belt replacement is expensive. Head gaskets are only troublesome on the 1.8, not the KV6. You will have to get used to 25 - 30 mpg approximately, depending upon driving conditions.

On the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 19:39
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
I know. Cruise control has nothing to do with it....

I know. Cruise control has nothing to do with it. I'm curious to learn why you think it has. It is possible to drive at a constant 55 mph using manual control of the accelerator. The human body is...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 16:03
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By SD1too
Is this going to be an additional car in the...

Is this going to be an additional car in the household then Les?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th September 2019, 15:59
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Fuel consumption measurements

Phil; the crucial point is that you zeroed the display when already driving at a constant 55 mph, crucial because:

This speed is known to return the lowest fuel consumption.
There was no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th September 2019, 10:45
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By SD1too
It's a long shot but the wipers are controlled by...

It's a long shot but the wipers are controlled by the BCU and the brake lights by the LSM and both are on the K-bus.

You say that the wipers were in 'auto' mode. Do you mean delayed wipe or rain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th September 2019, 22:44
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Phil. What you are seeing there is a...

Thanks Phil. What you are seeing there is a "snapshot" of your fuel consumption at a steady 55 mph. Now zero the display just before a cold start and tell me what fuel consumption is shown...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 22:36
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
What John describes is quite normal if flushing...

What John describes is quite normal if flushing oil is never used, especially in diesels which produce more contamination than petrol engined cars.

Do you do your own oil changes David?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 22:33
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
Just to clarify John, I am not saying that the...

Just to clarify John, I am not saying that the use of flushing oil is mandatory for a reliable engine, but it does help.

What you've made there John is an assumption, then convinced yourself that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 08:06
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
Indeed John and not only in Rovers either. That...

Indeed John and not only in Rovers either. That was my experience with a diesel CitroŽn I was servicing for a friend.

If you can get Comma Flush Out, or its French equivalent, I would give it a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th September 2019, 08:02
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
Bob, I change the engine oil in my cars more...

Bob,

I change the engine oil in my cars more frequently than the manufacturers' recommendation, not less as you seem to be suggesting. Your argument therefore doesn't make sense. :shrug:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 21:22
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By SD1too
Yes. The suggestion that it "may" cause...

Yes.

The suggestion that it "may" cause engine damage is nonsense. I've used Comma 'Flush Out' periodically for years with absolutely no problems.

The claim that a clean sump proves that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 15:44
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By SD1too
Was the area dry? Was there any sign of...

Was the area dry? Was there any sign of deterioration to the wires? Try moving the wires whilst watching the ammeter to see if the reading changes.

As you reported that this area has been flooded,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Fuel consumption in message centre

Am I right Phil, in my suspicion that you reset the display as you set your cruise control at 55 mph, and after a short period it read 42 mpg?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th September 2019, 11:40
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Is your car manual Phil? Simon

Is your car manual Phil?

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By SD1too
David, I find that anything involving banks is...

David, I find that anything involving banks is fraught with unexpected problems. To begin with, when I tried to transfer a large amount of money between accounts using on-line banking I discovered...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 10:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By SD1too
Well that's evidence which shouldn't be...

Well that's evidence which shouldn't be overlooked. Have you lifted the carpet and had a good look?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 10:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By SD1too
:wot: Yes, I'm beginning to think the same...

:wot:
Yes, I'm beginning to think the same thing. It would be very unusual for a starter motor or cables to draw current continuously.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 23:19
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Stewart, Your last post dealt exclusively...

Stewart,

Your last post dealt exclusively with LPG. I am interested in your earlier claim that you achieved 42 mpg using petrol only. I asked in post no. 29 if you could explain how you calculated...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 14:03
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for reminding us of this feature Kelvin....

Thanks for reminding us of this feature Kelvin. As you say, it utilises the side and tail lamps on only one side of the vehicle for a specific purpose.

I can't remember the last time I parked on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 13:37
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your reply Richard. Until the fault...

Thanks for your reply Richard. Until the fault recurs there's not a lot you can do. I think you're going to need the services of a multimeter though, starting with the brake pedal switch.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 11:55
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By SD1too
As you've asked Haydn, I'd suggest that a clear...

As you've asked Haydn, I'd suggest that a clear and simple term is the historical one: tail lights.

Simon :}
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 10:29
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By SD1too
Surely it is inappropriate for a man of the cloth...

Surely it is inappropriate for a man of the cloth to be using such words in the first place. I am sure that you can find a better form of expression in the vast number of words at your disposal.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 10:21
Replies: 28
Views: 804
Posted By SD1too
Richard; the reason for the suggestion that you...

Richard; the reason for the suggestion that you check fuse 13 (in the passenger compartment fusebox) is that it is a 12v supply to the Light Switch Module (LSM), as is fuse 25. The LSM controls all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 08:57
Replies: 62
Views: 2,097
Posted By SD1too
Stewart, please could you reveal whether you are...

Stewart, please could you reveal whether you are measuring the petrol consumed by the brim-to-brim method?

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 08:50
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By SD1too
I doubt that the 'swear filter' is operated...

I doubt that the 'swear filter' is operated manually Julien, whether on the open forum or within private messages.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 08:47
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By SD1too
It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to remind...

It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to remind you Russell! :}

1) In AUTO mode the fan should be running continuously at slow speed except in very hot conditions when it will increase to the...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 27th September 2019, 08:36
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By SD1too
This product, like the Harman Kardon power...

This product, like the Harman Kardon power amplifier, uses the loudspeaker outputs of the Symphony as its input (according to Tom Palmer's review on the web page to which you linked). That is poor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 08:20
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By SD1too
:D Simon

:D

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 19:51
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By SD1too
Following on from Trikey's reply, perhaps the...

Following on from Trikey's reply, perhaps the connector is behind the wheelarch liner.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 16:46
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By SD1too
:eek: That's a bit excessive for a Rover. We...

:eek: That's a bit excessive for a Rover. We normally proceed in a gentlemanly fashion without the need for flamboyance.

Have you checked that both your VIS actuators are operational? It's common...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 13:46
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By SD1too
It's in RAVE. Workshop manual service...

It's in RAVE.
Workshop manual service procedures > Torque wrench settings > 06-2 Engine, M47R.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 13:42
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By SD1too
In the LH wheelarch, the cable from the ABS...

In the LH wheelarch, the cable from the ABS sensor should pass through the body just in front of the spring. The blue connector is under the bonnet between the battery and the body underneath two...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 12:32
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By SD1too
"Acoustic cover to engine": 9 Nm Ian. Simon...

"Acoustic cover to engine": 9 Nm Ian.

Simon :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 12:29
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By SD1too
:wot: That's a very good question Jon but the...

:wot:
That's a very good question Jon but the answer would, of course, be a closely guarded secret. I wonder why the oil companies concerned don't exploit this remarkable achievement in their...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 12:07
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By SD1too
Exclamation Carl, having made my own new brake lines using a...

Carl, having made my own new brake lines using a Sykes Picavant Flaremaster 2 (which is out on loan at the moment so I can't check), my recollection is not consistent with what you're saying. I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th September 2019, 11:45
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By SD1too
No abs plug on the left

Russel, are you perhaps muddling the ABS wiring with the brake pad wear sensor?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 11:25
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
New battery under warranty

Hello Edward,

Thanks for posting your update but I think that celebration is premature. I'm still concerned at the abnormal current drain which you previously reported. That cannot be caused by a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th September 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By SD1too
Mike, That procedure is from RAVE for the...

Mike,

That procedure is from RAVE for the MEMS3 engine management fitted to 1.8 litre cars. It is to set the 'closed throttle position'.

It apparently doesn't apply to the Siemens 2000 engine...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:17
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By SD1too
Think of it like an insurance policy Dawn. You...

Think of it like an insurance policy Dawn. You pay your premium each year but if you don't make a claim you get no benefit. You'll be claiming when you retire and your pension will be partly funded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 16:12
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By SD1too
Yes he has (Post no. 7 Ken). ;) Simon

Yes he has (Post no. 7 Ken). ;)

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:25
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By SD1too
Yes. Simon

Yes.

Simon
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 23rd September 2019, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By SD1too
Yes there is; 2014-15. Have a look here...

Yes there is; 2014-15. Have a look here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:11
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
The 1.8 engine doesn't trigger the first (low)...

The 1.8 engine doesn't trigger the first (low) speed until the coolant temperature reaches 104˚C.

That shows that your first (low) speed is working. You therefore don't need to do the demist test....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:05
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By SD1too
Ztt kv6

Hello Martin,

I have found that following refilling and bleeding, it's necessary to 'top up' the expansion tank two or three times before the level stabilises. This might be what you're...
Forum: Factory Fit Highline & Lowline Navigation Systems 23rd September 2019, 10:31
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By SD1too
Hi Lee, Is there an empty slot on the RHS of...

Hi Lee,

Is there an empty slot on the RHS of the boot where the sat. nav. computer/disc drive should be?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 10:27
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By SD1too
The 1.8 engine always had a 2 speed fan Ash. ...

The 1.8 engine always had a 2 speed fan Ash.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By SD1too
Hello Lee, Don't forget that there are three...

Hello Lee,

Don't forget that there are three belts, not one, to renew on the KV6 engine. The most important thing is to ensure that the tensioner and idler pulleys are examined for bearing wear...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By SD1too
INA is a brand of tensioner pulley for the KV6....

INA is a brand of tensioner pulley for the KV6. Someone on this forum found an INA document describing how this part should be set-up after fitting. MG Rover's official workshop manual to dealers...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd September 2019, 23:20
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By SD1too
I hate to say this Rich but the tensioner pulley...

I hate to say this Rich but the tensioner pulley needs to be adjusted according to the INA instructions in conjunction with the plunger setting.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 10:28
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
:wot: That's exactly what I do with my SD1...

:wot:
That's exactly what I do with my SD1 Edward. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 14:02
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By SD1too
You'll see it once you do that Derek. Just follow...

You'll see it once you do that Derek. Just follow back the two brake lines running under the floorpan on the driver's side as Phil has said and you can't miss it.

I'm going to offer you my guide...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 13:37
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Edward, Some good thinking by Colvert there,...

Edward,

Some good thinking by Colvert there, but it doesn't explain the current draw after the ECUs have entered 'sleep' mode which MG Rover's bulletin says should be 30 - 45 mA. Yours appears to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 10:28
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By SD1too
Yes, the same thing happens to me. I've reported...

Yes, the same thing happens to me. I've reported it to the moderators.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th September 2019, 08:48
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Edward, The information I've given you is...

Edward,

The information I've given you is from RAVE for the four and six cylinder engines. It occurs to me that your V8 might be different. Have you tried asking on the club's section for these...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 22:43
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By SD1too
Don, For the small amount of money that a...

Don,

For the small amount of money that a resetting tool costs, don't mess about with shorting pins, particularly as you're going to be doing this more than once.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 22:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By SD1too
First it was carbon dioxide in the coolant and...

First it was carbon dioxide in the coolant and head gasket failure, now it's burning oil and has a bent conrod.

I note that you have faith in this garage James but when it reaches the stage of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 11:54
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Edward, it's the passenger compartment fusebox...

Edward, it's the passenger compartment fusebox you need to be looking at, as stated in my earlier reply:

You will find this in the nearside footwell behind the panel under the glove compartment.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 08:15
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By SD1too
Indeed it does Rich, and your description of the...

Indeed it does Rich, and your description of the front belt shows that the tension wasn't correct either. This is the reason for their poor condition, bodged maintenance.

Out of interest, what's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th September 2019, 08:05
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Good morning Edward. Are you saying that you have...

Good morning Edward. Are you saying that you have removed all of these, one by one, and the current drain remained at 1.4 amps more than 18 minutes after turning off the ignition?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 19:55
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Jon. Following Phil's posts I've been...

Thanks Jon. Following Phil's posts I've been observing the output of my C-tek charger and you are quite right, after partially discharging the SD1's battery the voltage did rise to 14.4 v for a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th September 2019, 08:02
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By SD1too
Stewart; have you tried temporarily disconnecting...

Stewart; have you tried temporarily disconnecting your modification to see if it makes any difference?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 16:28
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
The voltage can certainly be between those two...

The voltage can certainly be between those two values but it should be constant, not variable.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 13:51
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
It sounds as if the regulator within your...

It sounds as if the regulator within your alternator is faulty. But before diving in there I would check the basics: security, cleanliness and low resistance of all connections at the alternator and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 13:28
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
Are you waiting longer than 18 minutes after...

Are you waiting longer than 18 minutes after turning off the ignition Edward?

If your 2004 car has the later type of passenger compartment fusebox, the answer is as follows:

Power wash relay...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 11:44
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
I think you're confusing voltage with current...

I think you're confusing voltage with current Phil. The charging voltage should be relatively constant, it's the alternator's current delivery which changes depending upon the vehicle's demands.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By SD1too
No Mike; the "magic electronics" in the form of...

No Mike; the "magic electronics" in the form of the immobilisation ECU comes after the ignition switch. You should therefore see +12v on the white/red wire when the key is turned to the starter motor...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th September 2019, 10:24
Replies: 47
Views: 1,394
Posted By SD1too
I would keep a very close eye on that Pete. 14.5...

I would keep a very close eye on that Pete. 14.5 volts is regarded as the absolute maximum charging voltage. To put that in perspective, my C-tek smart charger is currently applying 13.71 volts when...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2019, 10:13
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By SD1too
Housekeeping

David,

In your profile, where it says: "Rover 75 Saloon", please can you delete "Saloon" and insert the engine type which you've helpfully given above? This will ensure that technical advice given...
Forum: S525 OVP The Club Car 15th September 2019, 10:01
Replies: 38
Views: 8,248
Posted By SD1too
Yes, I agree with you there Andy. Simon

Yes, I agree with you there Andy.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th September 2019, 12:39
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By SD1too
The official MG Rover workshop manual describes...

The official MG Rover workshop manual describes both the traditional and vacuum methods. I've always used the traditional method. It requires no special equipment and works perfectly well. Here it is...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2019, 17:27
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By SD1too
Out of interest Chris, what figures did you...

Out of interest Chris, what figures did you observe for "very hot" and "spot on"?
Also, when the car is moving, is the temperature now stable within about +3˚?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2019, 10:59
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for posting this Chris. It's always useful...

Thanks for posting this Chris. It's always useful to remind members of this (as well as correct operation of the cooling fan) before the subject of head gasket failure rears its ugly head. ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2019, 08:54
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By SD1too
I've sent the auctioneers a message pointing out...

I've sent the auctioneers a message pointing out their error.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th September 2019, 15:04
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By SD1too
Start by checking in the 'V' for signs of...

Start by checking in the 'V' for signs of antifreeze residue or even pools of coolant. Then inspect the metal oil cooler pipework under the radiator for corrosion.

Have you had any work carried...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By SD1too
Dan, you will receive faster, more accurate...

Dan, you will receive faster, more accurate advice if you put your engine type in your profile after 'MG ZT-T'.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th September 2019, 10:26
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, It is 18G 1747-4 but you don't have...

Hi John,

It is 18G 1747-4 but you don't have to buy anything extra. It's part of 18G 1747-2, the front sprockets locking tool so use that. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2019, 07:56
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By SD1too
Hi John, It's recently been announced that...

Hi John,

It's recently been announced that renewing SRS components after a fixed period of time is no longer believed to be necessary. It was said to be a precautionary measure since the industry...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th September 2019, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By SD1too
No Pete. I can think of these possibilities:...

No Pete.

I can think of these possibilities:

The battery was in an almost discharged state prior to the car lying unused for three weeks. This can happen if it was used only for very short...
Forum: Social Forum 7th September 2019, 09:21
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By SD1too
That's a good question Ian! As clf says, one...

That's a good question Ian! As clf says, one definition is that a griddle is a circular iron plate which, as you say, is little different from a frying pan or hotplate except that cooking oil won't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By SD1too
Yes, it's interesting that you both have...

Yes, it's interesting that you both have experience of hoses failing and I don't. There must be many others in the same position as me as we don't get many reports of this kind. With that in mind I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By SD1too
John, Your hoses are fine. My car's older...

John,

Your hoses are fine. My car's older than yours and I've never had to renew a single one. What's more, my SD1 is 35 years old and is also running on all its original coolant hoses except one...
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