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Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:22
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Avulon
Beat me to it, I was gonna ask what mammoth bit...

Beat me to it, I was gonna ask what mammoth bit of machinery the bolts had come from.
Like T-Cut says you only need a drop on smaller bolts and maybe two on large bolts >m10. You don't need to...
Forum: The Pony Express 30th September 2019, 17:06
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By Avulon
Ruthin to E-Mids / North Yorkshire

A long shot - but if I don't ask I'll never know. Looking at a m/cycle exhaust in Ruthin (Wales) but it's collection only. I'm in Harrogate, Have friends/family in South Leics and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2019, 10:13
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By Avulon
Starter motor, or one of the three cables that...

Starter motor, or one of the three cables that link battery > starter motor > Alternator > fusebox.



Provided all other statements relayed from the 'auto electricians' are true. (and don't...
Forum: Social Forum 28th September 2019, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Avulon
I would disagree with the above. If...

I would disagree with the above.



If they want to transfer directly to your bank account then they just need the account number and and sort code of your bank to make a normal account to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th September 2019, 07:58
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By Avulon
No-one appears to have tried unplugging the...

No-one appears to have tried unplugging the alternator....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2019, 16:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By Avulon
"give or take" ... Good advice -...

"give or take" ...




Good advice - better advice from an mpg pov is get a car with 3 pedals...



That'll likely also return a similar mpg - until everything is clogged up again......
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th September 2019, 14:28
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Avulon
As they are only single piston it's easiest to...

As they are only single piston it's easiest to just push them out using the hyrdraulic pressure of the braking system. Arrange something to catch spillage, a bucket perhaps? do them one at a time...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:10
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Avulon
Have you done your best to unstake it first? ...

Have you done your best to unstake it first? Normally they should be staked once torqued up. The thin flange at the top is centrepunched into the hub stem thread. Work an engineering screwdriver...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2019, 17:00
Replies: 42
Views: 994
Posted By Avulon
We just used to use a brake pipe union with a...

We just used to use a brake pipe union with a short stub of pipe pinched and folded over coming out the other side...

Of course you'll need some brake pipe, the right union and a flaring tool to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th September 2019, 16:04
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Avulon
If they have red threadlock on them then they'll...

If they have red threadlock on them then they'll need heating to be removed.
(heat turns the threadlock to powder).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2019, 11:06
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Avulon
Simon, You must be clairvoyant. To...

Simon, You must be clairvoyant.



To try and answer the original question. A good place to start would be here:
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001584
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th September 2019, 14:46
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Avulon
Stand closer? Press the button harder?...

Stand closer?
Press the button harder? (kidding)
New battery (right way up).



Put stethoscope to door and listen for the solenoid: if you can hear the solenoid then it's a mechanical linkage...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th August 2019, 21:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By Avulon
Hardly surprised, just read through a page of...

Hardly surprised, just read through a page of discussion on the timing belt wondering what the heck it had to do with a starter motor fault. Glad that investigations haven't gone down that route...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2019, 14:07
Replies: 50
Views: 2,173
Posted By Avulon
I think it's essential for anyone staying away...

I think it's essential for anyone staying away from home and using their vehicle, for the recovery to include retrieving belongings (including caravans, trailers, tents, luggage - even Pets!) from...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th August 2019, 08:41
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Avulon
lol, you need rubber mallets for 'forceful'...

lol, you need rubber mallets for 'forceful' fitting of components - So easy to damage things with the hard head of a hammer.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 10:01
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Avulon
Hammer = Irish screwdriver or spanner, :rofl:

Hammer = Irish screwdriver or spanner, :rofl:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th August 2019, 09:59
Replies: 222
Views: 22,553
Posted By Avulon
Creeping ever closer at 200K. If I hadn't...

Creeping ever closer at 200K. If I hadn't changed job and moved house mine would have reached the Moon first half of last year. Barely use the car at the moment as it's cycling distance (and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 09:57
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By Avulon
Perhaps OP ought to re-read their post? I've...

Perhaps OP ought to re-read their post? I've selectively quoted to make it easier. or perhaps a summary?


Bad clutch
£750 replace clutch, master and slave
Still Bad clutch
Trusts...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2019, 09:50
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By Avulon
Yet another zombie thread resurrected. When will...

Yet another zombie thread resurrected. When will threads that are inactive for more than 6 months start being automatically locked?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 50
Views: 2,173
Posted By Avulon
This is also my burning question, not necessarily...

This is also my burning question, not necessarily a caravan, but whatever you've left at your hotel/B&B/campsite whatever, and you breakdown while driving around sightseeing. You breakdown - so do...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 11:35
Replies: 50
Views: 2,173
Posted By Avulon
Take a look at AA personal cover with full...

Take a look at AA personal cover with full recovery option. I've just rechecked mine and can't find any vehicle age restriction in the T&Cs. Just as well as the 'large' print says the personal...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd August 2019, 08:35
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
Not me. MMmm, seems...

Not me.








MMmm, seems that the saying 'offense is only ever taken' seems to apply here. Well, if the shirt fits...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 22:12
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
I hope it goes well for you. Fingers crossed.

I hope it goes well for you. Fingers crossed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st August 2019, 13:04
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
@Darcydog No, you confuse 'interest' with...

@Darcydog
No, you confuse 'interest' with 'insurable interest' - not the same thing at all. If you mean the latter technical term, then be explicit and use it.


I'm interested in lots of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 18:28
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
Not quite correct, if you claim against them...

Not quite correct, if you claim against them then they do have an interest. Beyond that the person claiming has a responsibility to keep costs reasonable. Asking for more than your car is worth in...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st July 2019, 08:15
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
Why would you claim on your insurance? Yes they...

Why would you claim on your insurance? Yes they will have the power to write it off. As would the other insurance - however you have no obligation with the other insurance to accept anything.


...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th July 2019, 13:22
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Avulon
3 per unit, High beam, low beam, and sidelight.

3 per unit, High beam, low beam, and sidelight.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th July 2019, 08:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By Avulon
And don't forget the A/C requirements will you...

And don't forget the A/C requirements will you chaps?
:getcoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th July 2019, 17:49
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Avulon
Most 'standard' places won't be able to program...

Most 'standard' places won't be able to program the immobiliser. However We have some wonderful members in the uk able to do this for a lot less than the official BMW price. Contact user marinabrian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th July 2019, 15:17
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Avulon
Ouch! that is bad luck, first thing, make sure...

Ouch! that is bad luck, first thing, make sure you've got his insurance details and start a claim against his insurance. Next, start getting quotes from local bodyshops for the dent repair. Do not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th July 2019, 09:21
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Avulon
Did you fill the new caliper with the pistons...

Did you fill the new caliper with the pistons fully extended before pushing the pistons back and fitting? IME it's no good fitting a 'dry' caliper to a brake line and trying to bleed the air out,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th July 2019, 11:37
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Avulon
both mine are the same as OP, everytime I clean...

both mine are the same as OP, everytime I clean the car or look at the windscreen I have to push the rubber back down . ooo-eerr. :D
Forum: Social Forum 10th July 2019, 11:21
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Avulon
If it's on his land or his boundary, then yes, he...

If it's on his land or his boundary, then yes, he does have a say in it. Always best to discuss boundary maintenance (i.e. fences) with your neighbours and arrive at a compromise on costs etc... ....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2019, 17:10
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Avulon
I should also add this. A sudden loss of power...

I should also add this. A sudden loss of power with a warning light is unlikely to be caused by a failed VIS motor alone - many of the V6s drive around with failed VIS motors without the warning...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd July 2019, 16:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Avulon
Plenty of options for repairing VIS motors or...

Plenty of options for repairing VIS motors or replacing with upgraded items. Search the forum for 'VIS motor' to find relevant threads.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 12:08
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Avulon
A thing is worth either A) Just a little...

A thing is worth either


A) Just a little bit more (enough for a significant difference) than the second highest bidder is willing to pay. (note it's not always worth as much as the highest...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd July 2019, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Avulon
Best way to get the scoop - make the news...

Best way to get the scoop - make the news yourself!
Of course if you happen to be running a currency transfer business anywhere in the country - you're probably now tidying up and destroying...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th June 2019, 17:32
Replies: 38
Views: 1,440
Posted By Avulon
See below... Using your...

See below...





Using your footbrake to hold the car in case of a rear end shut won't work: your foot will not stay there when you get bumped. I fully agree with using it to show the brake...
Forum: Social Forum 27th June 2019, 11:10
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Avulon
Most don't come with instructions - why most get...

Most don't come with instructions - why most get broken.....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 13:10
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Avulon
If they are wearing evenly on both edges (of a...

If they are wearing evenly on both edges (of a single tyre) then they are under-inflated, if only one side is wearing then get the wheel alignment checked.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th June 2019, 08:31
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Avulon
If you look at the (mandatory) tyre information,...

If you look at the (mandatory) tyre information, all car tyres are given a rating for Dry & wet grip and economy ('A' being the best). And also they are given a dB rating for how much road noise they...
Forum: Technology Forum 24th June 2019, 10:54
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Avulon
Well done, sounds like you have 2nd spare screen...

Well done, sounds like you have 2nd spare screen for 'next time'. Just as well, iPads are renowned for their fragility.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 10:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Avulon
Were you really doing 90 mps hour? Did any speed...

Were you really doing 90 mps hour? Did any speed cameras photograph you... (or any fuzz read your post...)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 11:38
Replies: 46
Views: 2,347
Posted By Avulon
The whole ULEZ and LEZ thing is a complete...

The whole ULEZ and LEZ thing is a complete shambles. Apparently whoever thought of it just assumed that if it wasn't Euro 4 built it wouldn't meet the euro 4 standard... wrong!


Add to that the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st June 2019, 11:32
Replies: 46
Views: 2,347
Posted By Avulon
Funny that, because my 2003 diesel 75 is fine, as...

Funny that, because my 2003 diesel 75 is fine, as is the 1.8T.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 18:36
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Avulon
might be worth checking the underbonnet fuses as...

might be worth checking the underbonnet fuses as well.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Avulon
Have you checked fuses yet?

Have you checked fuses yet?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th June 2019, 13:35
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Avulon
Turn the ignition on?

Turn the ignition on?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th June 2019, 13:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By Avulon
The numbers refer to the paragraphs in the...

The numbers refer to the paragraphs in the testers manual I believe. Looking at those fails, there's no need to change the lower arms just the front arm rear bushes.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th June 2019, 16:35
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Avulon
Just to be safe, did you use a waterproof...

Just to be safe, did you use a waterproof superglue (yes they exist). As a non-waterproof one will eventually give out if wet (and the fans get wet when it rains) YMMV.
Forum: Discussion 7th June 2019, 08:30
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Avulon
Cheap parts are one reason they don't last. I...

Cheap parts are one reason they don't last. I have a theory as well that engine mounts sagging also increases wear on the drop links. Check your engine mounts are good especially the top offside...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd June 2019, 09:43
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Avulon
All projectors have a shutter to eliminate the...

All projectors have a shutter to eliminate the near side kick up ( used in the UK . It's a pig to find the lever end for it first time you use it.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 19:58
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Avulon
Sounds like engine mounts to me... It's quite...

Sounds like engine mounts to me... It's quite easy to examine and replace the bottom mount.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th May 2019, 23:17
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Avulon
You forgot : 1) Disconnect battery! ...

You forgot :


1) Disconnect battery! There's a permanent live IIRC to the fan motor. And always a sensible precaution when working under the bonnet and on any of the car electrics or...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 12:46
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Avulon
Fallen into the Express motoring vortex!

Help! I've fallen into the vortex of reading all the Express motoriing articles - all of which seem to say you can be fined £1000s!!! for just about anything. It's enough to put one off of driving...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2019, 09:11
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Avulon
And when all the bus lanes are full of (electric)...

And when all the bus lanes are full of (electric) cars? Or how about - these are the bus lanes that many councils won't allow motorcycles to use?



How about this, I'll go and see how my...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th May 2019, 14:18
Replies: 23
Views: 3,241
Posted By Avulon
If you do have oil getting into the coolant at...

If you do have oil getting into the coolant at the oil cooler and only bypass the coolant side of it you'll still have an oil leak! You will need to bypass the oil side of it (no, not on it's own -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th May 2019, 08:49
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Avulon
And that's the question that should have been...

And that's the question that should have been asked first isn't it.
Does sound like a problem with the key circuit board or switches.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd May 2019, 12:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By Avulon
should I speak up a bit then????????? ...

should I speak up a bit then?????????
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:eek::D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd May 2019, 14:48
Replies: 48
Views: 3,196
Posted By Avulon
That's like calling it a problem leak if you...

That's like calling it a problem leak if you don't fit the sump plug. the solution is to have the engine properly assembled when running.





Your mention of allen key bolts makes me think...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2019, 10:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By Avulon
Sorry, got the armature and field coils confused...

Sorry, got the armature and field coils confused there for a moment. You're still not going to get 6A (at 12v) from a flat battery though. So, no, I don't think you are going to get enough charge...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th April 2019, 17:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By Avulon
9h x 5A = 45Ah, A 'flat' car (typical, not stop...

9h x 5A = 45Ah, A 'flat' car (typical, not stop start or deep discharge type) battery is typically at 70-80% of full charge when the voltage drops below 10.5v - too low to start the car. 45Ah is...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2019, 08:41
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Avulon
We went on Saturday - It was heaving. (glad we...

We went on Saturday - It was heaving. (glad we weren't in the car) Still managed to get a pint in the jolly sailor, a nice piece of fish and a lemon top :D. Won't be going back on a bank holiday...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd April 2019, 13:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Avulon
Sleeve Assembly - Clutch - UTL100081...

Sleeve Assembly - Clutch - UTL100081 (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-UTL100081)


Here (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID001988)
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 17:16
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Avulon
Always good to experiment if you can afford the...

Always good to experiment if you can afford the failures. Go for it. The poke it in and heat up stuff sounds interesting, I'd just be worried about ending up with an exhaust that's restricted by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2019, 12:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By Avulon
Easier said than done sometimes? But -...

Easier said than done sometimes?



But - Resetting trip at each fill up and filling up every 100-200 miles is a pretty safe bet though and easy to do. Certainly safer than a plastic fuel can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st April 2019, 11:55
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Avulon
That exhaust wrap is for header pipes and front...

That exhaust wrap is for header pipes and front pipes. Not intended for wrapping round silencer boxes btw. The only thing that will succeed in doing is to hasten the rusting of your silencer box by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th April 2019, 08:36
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Avulon
And yet others will be impressed at the unique...

And yet others will be impressed at the unique model of 75 you have there...:D


Mine lost the 'i' in a particularly enthusiastic polishing session - Wasn't difficult finding a new badge online. ...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd April 2019, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Avulon
The only way I know is a HPi check which charges...

The only way I know is a HPi check which charges a fee: https://hpicheck.com/insurance-write-off-check
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2019, 15:41
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By Avulon
If there was talk of a higher salary on...

If there was talk of a higher salary on completion of training then, yes: you ought to go back and discuss the difference between your salary and any previously said. We can all do with the best...
Forum: Social Forum 1st April 2019, 13:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By Avulon
I'd be happy with a 13% pay rise myself. Did you...

I'd be happy with a 13% pay rise myself. Did you self fund your NVQ/HNC yourself, or did work fund it? Might make a difference to the perception? :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 29th March 2019, 16:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Avulon
As a late graduate myself, I'd say support your...

As a late graduate myself, I'd say support your son in his dream (I don't mean financially) As a professional who has worked continuously since graduation a year out won't put him at any...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2019, 12:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By Avulon
Just can't be bothered, especially after...

Just can't be bothered, especially after checking out Bendrick's posts on the thread from last July...


:flog:


:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th March 2019, 08:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By Avulon
I'll not take the above seriously at all. ...

I'll not take the above seriously at all.




More fool you as they say, if that is an actual requirement of yours.


Here we go again - defending against something no-one is accusing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 18:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By Avulon
Seems I did wrongly assume, sorry. ...

Seems I did wrongly assume, sorry.

However, not withstanding the rest of your lengthy post I stand by the rest. For Matt it's a decision that he's upfront about and always has been.

...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th March 2019, 11:52
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By Avulon
Said by someone who's never had the misfortune of...

Said by someone who's never had the misfortune of having to do a full days work while there is a direct dial phone on their desk and a published phone number...


Do job, or answer phone :shrug:
...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd March 2019, 15:21
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Avulon
:wot: Really do - it's a right mess on -...

:wot:


Really do - it's a right mess on - but get it checked out by a medical professional - and that will probably mean a visit to your local A&E dept.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st March 2019, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Avulon
Sounds like a drag racing setup for a front wheel...

Sounds like a drag racing setup for a front wheel drive car... fat fronts and skinny rears. Any abs problems would only show (if at all) when using the brakes lightly at low speed.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th March 2019, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Avulon
Assuming it's for a 75 saloon (not a zt 190 or a...

Assuming it's for a 75 saloon (not a zt 190 or a v8!) then these should be fine. The 75 15" wheels can have 195/65/15 so even narrower tread than your 205 option. What you will find though is that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th March 2019, 12:12
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Avulon
Nah, the redneck fix would be system of mirrors...

Nah, the redneck fix would be system of mirrors to show the rear light cluster in the drivers door mirror.....


What you've got there is the lazy 'mechanic' fix.





:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th March 2019, 08:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Avulon
If you are 100% sure of the rest of the intake...

If you are 100% sure of the rest of the intake pipework and can find no other explanation I'd examine the possibility of the intercooler leaking. I expect some stripdown of the front end would be...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th March 2019, 13:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Avulon
Sounds like an leak in the intake system -...

Sounds like an leak in the intake system - perhaps a leak in the intercooler?
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 18th March 2019, 13:05
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By Avulon
No it won't play mp3 CDs - they'll have to be in...

No it won't play mp3 CDs - they'll have to be in full 'proper' music CD format - Most (generalised) CD burner software will be able to convert Mp3 to music CD track format. e.g. Nero




...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th March 2019, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By Avulon
Service schedule is here:...

Service schedule is here: https://the75andztclub.co.uk/index.php?thepage=techdata


download the schedule - manual gearbox oil is every 90,000 miles or six years (whichever comes first), auto...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th March 2019, 01:09
Replies: 44
Views: 2,215
Posted By Avulon
I just want to know what this emerging obsession...

I just want to know what this emerging obsession that car makers appear to be having with greenhouses is? I'd rather not be roasted in the summer through a glass roof thanks very much.



As...
Forum: Technology Forum 4th March 2019, 15:37
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Avulon
Twice the price of Visual Studio....:duh::duh: ...

Twice the price of Visual Studio....:duh::duh: Of course both of these have free versions for non-commercial use...
Forum: Technology Forum 4th March 2019, 08:30
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Avulon
Well, you can let us know how you get on and what...

Well, you can let us know how you get on and what tools and languages you settle on using then. I thought the OP was an honest request for some helpful suggestions... And your last sentence may be...
Forum: Technology Forum 3rd March 2019, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Avulon
A bit of a chicken and egg question - If you...

A bit of a chicken and egg question - If you don't know where to start then you've got a whole lot of learning to do first. By which time you'd have enough idea to make a better question and ask at...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2019, 18:26
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
The charger that I have from lidl 'Ultimate...

The charger that I have from lidl 'Ultimate speed' will charge a car battery at up to 3.8A - I notice the ctek charger from rimmers has a maximum charge current of 0.8A - It'll take long time to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2019, 15:21
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Avulon
IMHO, using the wrong new dampers from a lighter...

IMHO, using the wrong new dampers from a lighter car, as opposed using the correct new dampers: it'll handle like a bouncy castle. If you're fitting lowering springs for handling improvements then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 13:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Avulon
Not entirely true, the £70 HDMI lead does work,...

Not entirely true, the £70 HDMI lead does work, just the same as a normal one.
The tuning chip boxes like this do nothing useful. OK, you might say just the same as not having a tuning chip box....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th February 2019, 13:18
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Avulon
The dampers don't determine ride height, the...

The dampers don't determine ride height, the springs do that. The front springs for the CDTI have a higher spring rate than the 1.8 to cope with the engine weight, I suspect the rears are also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th February 2019, 08:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Avulon
Sure they work, the give up to 35% more bhp...

Sure they work, the give up to 35% more bhp etc... I can firmly guarantee without knowing anything about them or knowing anyone that has used them that the average gain by the typical vehicle will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th February 2019, 08:28
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By Avulon
Wheel bearings don't squeak .. usually they...

Wheel bearings don't squeak .. usually they rumble. Squeaking is probably brakes.
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2019, 14:06
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Avulon
Nice, thanks for the pics. One thought...

Nice, thanks for the pics.


One thought does occur to me though...




.... A wooden dragon is probably as useful as the proverbial chocolate teapot. -
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2019, 15:29
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Avulon
Below the head I wouldn't be sure. I've never...

Below the head I wouldn't be sure. I've never looked at the core engine specs (bore, stroke, compression ratio etc...).


I did think or remember (perhaps wrongly) that there's more the VVC than...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2019, 15:25
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Avulon
Many make the same mistake - the heater matrix is...

Many make the same mistake - the heater matrix is similar to a coolant radiator - there are many paths from inlet to outlet. It's easily not only possible but quite a frequent occurrence that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2019, 10:21
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Avulon
Just one more thing, A VVC engine..... :D

Just one more thing, A VVC engine..... :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th February 2019, 10:20
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By Avulon
Probably by the what flows in flows out method...

Probably by the what flows in flows out method with apparent hindrance. However (As you're probably aware) this isn't a valid test for blockage of the passenger side of the matrix.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2019, 20:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By Avulon
If it failed on rear shocks then just find...

If it failed on rear shocks then just find somewhere trustworthy and competetent to replace the rear shocks. If there's a water leak, coolant? then get a somewhere competent to replace the leaking...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th February 2019, 13:52
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Avulon
And if as dodgy car trader one such converted 1.8...

And if as dodgy car trader one such converted 1.8 came into your possession you could advertise it as VVC.....



My favourite was the salesman trying sell a 1.8 ZT-T 'Turbo'. Just kept...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd February 2019, 23:37
Replies: 40
Views: 2,040
Posted By Avulon
Could try the 36 bus from Leeds to H'gate -...

Could try the 36 bus from Leeds to H'gate - anytime after 6pm on Saturday - they get down to the serious stuff early in Leeds... At least I can get off somewhere civilised. And it doesn't take more...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd February 2019, 08:41
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
...[Trimmed as irrelevant descent into downright...

...[Trimmed as irrelevant descent into downright rudeness]





You couldn't be more wrong in any of the above. If I say the moon is made of blue cheese, is it up to someone else to disprove...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 16:03
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
And all I did was accept that I'm open to being...

And all I did was accept that I'm open to being proven wrong if you could substantiate your assertion on voltage spikes with a bit more than a quoting a formula, Apparently not.



I never...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Avulon
In Harrogate (Yorkshire) they've introduced a...

In Harrogate (Yorkshire) they've introduced a wonderful new system to help you find a space using an app, and also to pay for your parking from the app. 'AppyParking' I think it's called. It's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 12:49
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Still not proving your theory of high voltage...

Still not proving your theory of high voltage spikes from a battery on connection/disconnection. Stating the formula, and saying how clever you are, doesn't make what you state as fact true. Where...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st February 2019, 11:56
Replies: 537
Views: 56,596
Posted By Avulon
The Rotary drive address has strong links to...

The Rotary drive address has strong links to Radio Guy / lawrence Joe Hall / Joe Hall / oskaramerica@hotmail.com
I've found evidence in forums going back decade.


Here's one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 13:11
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Probably because you are...? :eek: or...

Probably because you are...? :eek:



or would be if I didn't know what heck you were talking about (i.e. like the majority of the wider public who don't have education/training in EMF and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2019, 11:09
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Just a.... wind up .... ...

Just a....




wind up ....


lol. :D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 20th February 2019, 08:27
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Avulon
Well, I'm shocked. A young couple with a dog...

Well, I'm shocked. A young couple with a dog about to give birth, drive from Hull to Stratford a one way trip of over 3 and 3/4 hours (unless you mean Stratford-on-Avon in which case 2 and 3/4...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 23:54
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Crikey! : but in response - EMF = -N dPhi/dt...

Crikey! : but in response -
EMF = -N dPhi/dt ......... Now we're applying formulae for spinning magnetic fields???







For once I'm in agreement with Colvert :shrug: (for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 18:43
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Except that the car battery can't provide more...

Except that the car battery can't provide more than 12.8v and teh alternator (as long as it's working properly) somewhere around 14.4v (Both DC)

A modern battery charger could supply full mains AC...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 12:07
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
More on topic... What do the car's electronics...

More on topic...
What do the car's electronics have to do with the battery charger? Maybe the CTek or optimate will say they are safe to connect while the battery is connected on the car? Very few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2019, 11:57
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
Ready for the zombie apocalypse then? I...

Ready for the zombie apocalypse then?


I prefer the t-virus resident evil type....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 23:56
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Avulon
And if the bulb really is at 30% brightness then...

And if the bulb really is at 30% brightness then it's possible there's a bad connection somewhere and the bulb is ok.


...Yes, I'm thinking of chafed headlight wiring on the loom below the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 23:45
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
I'd never recommend to charge any lead acid (or...

I'd never recommend to charge any lead acid (or derivative technology battery) at 8A except in outright emergency. That sort of sustained charging current is liable to overheat almost any modern car...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2019, 13:30
Replies: 178
Views: 6,355
Posted By Avulon
I have one of the Aldi CTEK copies which are...

I have one of the Aldi CTEK copies which are amazing for the price. IIRC someone did a tear down on one and reported on the forum. And it wasn't all bad news. I don't think I'd trust to have it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2019, 08:05
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Avulon
To properly control brightness an LED driver is...

To properly control brightness an LED driver is used with variable PWM.
Forum: Technology Forum 15th February 2019, 08:20
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Avulon
For a simple portable solution that's not cloud...

For a simple portable solution that's not cloud based then I'd reccomend Keepass
Forum: Social Forum 14th February 2019, 14:43
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Avulon
Hi Harry, What sort of tree was it? Might be...

Hi Harry, What sort of tree was it? Might be worthwhile if it's a hardwood - might be burnable next season with sufficient drying.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2019, 23:45
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Avulon
:wot: find and replace the faulty/blown bulb.

:wot: find and replace the faulty/blown bulb.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th February 2019, 08:18
Replies: 537
Views: 56,596
Posted By Avulon
Comment.

Yet between Tony and Jeff and anyone else with a business relationship with him none appear to have anymore than an email address to deal with. No physical business address - or other 'real world'...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd February 2019, 23:28
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By Avulon
Yeah, but the manual blind is a nuisance when you...

Yeah, but the manual blind is a nuisance when you want to operate it when doing 70 down the m/way with no passengers...







Absolute necessity - even with auto-dip rearview mirror -...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2019, 13:07
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Avulon
Also, as with many engines remove the dipstick...

Also, as with many engines remove the dipstick and give the level time to settle before gently re-inserting the dipstick to check the actual level. As above I view the 'Max' line as the absolute...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2019, 14:25
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
:duh: :duh: Is that from the experienced...

:duh: :duh:


Is that from the experienced qualified legal who's handled more cases than we've had hot dinners... :rofl:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2019, 23:30
Replies: 82
Views: 4,846
Posted By Avulon
Mix it in with your used engine/gear oil and put...

Mix it in with your used engine/gear oil and put it in the oil recycler.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 15:30
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
Section 154 Road Traffic Act 1968

Section 154 Road Traffic Act 1968
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 15:03
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
Liability - as in where the legal responsiblity...

Liability - as in where the legal responsiblity lies for managing a claim against the driver? (vs apportioning the blame in an accident) You'll find that is reserved by the insurer by the terms of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 01:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
And for Rick - just in case this was lost in the...

And for Rick - just in case this was lost in the massive post above.


If you have the registration number of the other vehicle and reasonable ground for requesting their insurance details go here...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th January 2019, 00:54
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
Ahh, I have, have I? Well,...

Ahh, I have, have I?






Well, perhaps you'd better check the contract you have with your insurance then.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2019, 13:47
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Avulon
Errr, what? You only need 3rd Party...

Errr, what?


You only need 3rd Party Insurance... Why?
To pay damages to a 3rd Party who you might cause property damage or injury. ... How does that work?
The third party makes a claim...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th January 2019, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Avulon
look at the front offside underneath - if it's...

look at the front offside underneath - if it's wet with oily substance theb it's the HP fuel pump leaking (most likely).
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th January 2019, 15:17
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Avulon
29.6mm (How/with what are you measuring it?) is...

29.6mm (How/with what are you measuring it?) is closer to 30mm than either 3/4" BSP or 1"BSP
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2019, 19:47
Replies: 74
Views: 2,343
Posted By Avulon
PS. This is why modern heating systems are...

PS. This is why modern heating systems are equiped so that the heating doesn't turn off (truly off) but is intended to go to a setback heat value during the unoccupied period. All homes differ in...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2019, 19:38
Replies: 74
Views: 2,343
Posted By Avulon
Can't pick fault with that ...

Can't pick fault with that






Can pick fault with this. This conclusion is a sweeping generalisation based on assumptions for the value of K and the period that the house is left...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th January 2019, 09:23
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Avulon
An observation from reading all the...

An observation from reading all the accident/insurance claims posts on this forum over the years.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2019, 16:25
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Avulon
Most people with comprehensive insurance...

Most people with comprehensive insurance automatically claim from/thru their own insurance whenever they have a claim. Without considering that they could lessen the impact on future premiums by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th January 2019, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Avulon
You see, I've already got issues with this. Go...

You see, I've already got issues with this. Go back and find out who has any right to declare the car a write-off. You'll find this will be whichever insurance co. is being claimed from. Given 3rd...
Forum: Social Forum 15th January 2019, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Avulon
I wouldn't use hammerite.... Use same or similar...

I wouldn't use hammerite.... Use same or similar paint to the original - remember it has to be food safe as well. Apart from that, what's the worst that could happen?


:zap:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th January 2019, 18:14
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Avulon
Seeing a new post up on this thread - raised my...

Seeing a new post up on this thread - raised my expectation for a moment that the engine autopsy results were in. :(
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2019, 13:04
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Avulon
As far as the engine getting up to temperature in...

As far as the engine getting up to temperature in the time described sounds about right. I'd treat the cabin temperature as a different issue.



I think I'd be checking to see if the cabin...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th January 2019, 00:15
Replies: 38
Views: 2,550
Posted By Avulon
So your first post in this thread, as quoted...

So your first post in this thread, as quoted above, was raising your concerns in the interest of fellow members?


I'll let the reader decide.


:getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th January 2019, 08:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Avulon
I couldn't agree more - for engines not designed...

I couldn't agree more - for engines not designed for ethanol the less, the better. Hence the bike always gets the best branded available and never anything marked E10: It's vapour (the ethanol) as...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th January 2019, 12:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By Avulon
Just to note that it's not impossible to drive...

Just to note that it's not impossible to drive the car without using the clutch, been there, got the t-shirt. pulling off is the hardest thing to get good at - but once you've got it sussed it's...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Avulon
Most likely low battery is the cause, or if the...

Most likely low battery is the cause, or if the engine is running a faulty alternator causing interference. Mine won't even register on T4 properly without the engine running even with a well...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 13:50
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Avulon
Probably only has a single sensor on the pump...

Probably only has a single sensor on the pump (right hand) side of the tank. (quite normal) Sometimes they stick - especially if the in tank fuel pump has had attention and it's been bent or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th January 2019, 08:12
Replies: 44
Views: 2,806
Posted By Avulon
Well glossing over the attempt to conceal the...

Well glossing over the attempt to conceal the 'colourful' language - (It's not necessary and against forum rules.) It does look like your conclusion of a failed slave cylinder is correct. Just...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 23:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Avulon
Thanks Brian. Same as you I know that many times...

Thanks Brian. Same as you I know that many times when people have had the diesel engine 'die' on them that as it stalls out the oil light will show. Which shouldn't be a surprise as the ign is on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th January 2019, 17:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By Avulon
Anyone performed an autopsy on the old engine to...

Anyone performed an autopsy on the old engine to confirm the original diagnosis?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2019, 17:53
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Avulon
And for the majority of cheap multimeters that's...

And for the majority of cheap multimeters that's below the resolution of the meter.


edit: Sorry - I should have said accuracy!
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