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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th July 2019, 10:47
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By BigRuss
I quite agree Reece, they are getting on,although...

I quite agree Reece, they are getting on,although there are some really good low mileage sub 40K examples about especially 2.5 V6's but they can be on the expensive side to get a really good one. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th July 2019, 14:57
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By BigRuss
Hi John, I'm afraid the non powerfold circuit...

Hi John, I'm afraid the non powerfold circuit board is very different to the powerfold ones.
The board is physically the same size and will fit but there's lots of components missing on the non...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th July 2019, 00:00
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By BigRuss
The BSI doesn't generally need resetting but...

The BSI doesn't generally need resetting but they're very prone to being affected by failing batteries.
If the voltage drops they just don't play ball and cause all sorts of issues.
Try a really...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th July 2019, 23:52
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By BigRuss
Congratulations Eric :D Russ

Congratulations Eric :D

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th July 2019, 00:44
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By BigRuss
You could still order a 2.0 V6 up to the end of...

You could still order a 2.0 V6 up to the end of production ;)

But after the 18T came out they became a lot less desirable.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th July 2019, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By BigRuss
All Tourer vins are mixed in with the saloons:) ...

All Tourer vins are mixed in with the saloons:)
Here's the list of the early ones :
https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=155261&highlight=early+tourer

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 15:25
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By BigRuss
Yes you're correct they do come attached to the...

Yes you're correct they do come attached to the frame.

They have a nasty habit of detaching themselves from the frame anyway, especially if you're heavy handed closing them ;)

Seen quite a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th July 2019, 12:28
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By BigRuss
You may just find that the Meyle stuff is made by...

You may just find that the Meyle stuff is made by Lemforder anyway that certainly applies to a lot of Volvo stuff.
Lemforder were the original suppliers to Volvo for engine mounts and some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th July 2019, 17:12
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By BigRuss
First thing to do is to check for power to the...

First thing to do is to check for power to the ECU if you have a multimeter.
The thick yellow with red trace wires in the plug nearest the driver's side on top of the ECU should read 12 volts ;)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th July 2019, 11:47
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By BigRuss
Is the car fitted with a bbus? If so, they can...

Is the car fitted with a bbus?
If so, they can go faulty and cause strange issues ;)
It may be worth temporarily disconnecting it and see if the problems disappear.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th July 2019, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By BigRuss
The rear seatbelt pretensioners if fitted are...

The rear seatbelt pretensioners if fitted are incorporated in the seatbelt reels.

Some saloons have them, tourers aren't fitted with them ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th June 2019, 13:51
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By BigRuss
Is you unit the one with the satnav controls on a...

Is you unit the one with the satnav controls on a Symphony head unit, if it is please note that the sat nav drive can only be changed by a replacement with the same part number.
The Sat nav drives...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th June 2019, 10:38
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By BigRuss
It's a common problem, that seems to be...

It's a common problem, that seems to be particular with the diesels ;)

A quick tap on the accelerator usually prompts the gearbox to change down and all it then well.

There isn't a great deal...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th June 2019, 08:13
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By BigRuss
The difference between the ECD2 and ECD3 cars is...

The difference between the ECD2 and ECD3 cars is mainly the addition of the downstream Lambda sensor.
Up to VIN 1D208018 there are only two upstream Lambda sensors.

I haven't converted an ECD2...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 17:28
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By BigRuss
Sorry Denis should have been more specific with...

Sorry Denis should have been more specific with my explanation.
RDS 7.0 only works with Land Rover up to 2005 after that you need IDS ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 15
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Views: 735
Posted By BigRuss
The wiring that you're referring to is the link...

The wiring that you're referring to is the link lead kit for later cars.
LINK KIT YMZ000120 FROM VIN 24554 TO 03MY279844
YMZ000150 FROM VIN 279884
It's used in conjunction with the original MGR...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th June 2019, 09:39
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By BigRuss
You would need the IDS diagnostic system for that...

You would need the IDS diagnostic system for that one Denis, it covers Jaguar cars from 1996 ;)

You can get a IDS, SDD and Mongoose kit for around £100, but you have to make sure it covers the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th June 2019, 23:47
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By BigRuss
Yes they are quite different, as Mike says the...

Yes they are quite different, as Mike says the transmission tunnel is wider, the bulkhead cut out is wider to take it, and also the boot floor is also different to take the rear axle.
That's why the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th June 2019, 08:38
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By BigRuss
I've had a few of these in the past, it's almost...

I've had a few of these in the past, it's almost certainly the connection to the underbonnet fusebox.

Undo the fixings to the underbonnet fusebox and then unlatch and re-latch the connectors...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th May 2019, 21:50
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By BigRuss
The turbo's on the diesels are Mitsubishi, are...

The turbo's on the diesels are Mitsubishi, are very reliable, and don't usually cause problems.

As above the intercooler seals probably need replacing with Vitron ones, the originals swell and...
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2019, 21:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By BigRuss
Thanks Bob, you're most welcome, glad you're...

Thanks Bob, you're most welcome, glad you're happy with it :D

Fortunately it was a pretty straightforward repair and we were very lucky to get that near perfect front wing in the right colour. ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th May 2019, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By BigRuss
Your resistor is definitely gone Les, I checked...

Your resistor is definitely gone Les, I checked it on T4 when you came over for your key ;)

As others have said it needs changing for the uprated gold type if you contact Jules on here he'll sell...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th May 2019, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By BigRuss
That's not it I'm afraid ;) The early cars...

That's not it I'm afraid ;)
The early cars like that one have a different reciever and it's under the centre console by the handbrake ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd May 2019, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By BigRuss
The springs for the original Nivomat self...

The springs for the original Nivomat self levelling dampers are much softer than non self levelling.
They need to be softer in order for the Nivomats to pump themselves up when loaded.
If you fit ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd May 2019, 07:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By BigRuss
Would definately recommend Volvo S60 2005 model...

Would definately recommend Volvo S60 2005 model year on. Bullet proof engines, don't rot, comfortable, economical, all original parts available which don't cost an arm and a leg (in some cases...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th May 2019, 19:12
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By BigRuss
Or if you live within a reasonable distance of me...

Or if you live within a reasonable distance of me the cost of a replacement case would be £6 and a nice chap just down the road cuts the for me for another £5 ;)

Guaranteed to fit and if it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th April 2019, 21:32
Replies: 73
Views: 3,498
Posted By BigRuss
It very much depends on many factors as to why...

It very much depends on many factors as to why the 75/ZT diesel replacement clutches fail sooner than they should.
These include who did the work, the make and quality of the parts, and also how...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th April 2019, 20:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,356
Posted By BigRuss
It's a LandRover diagnostic lead for T4 that...

It's a LandRover diagnostic lead for T4 that doesn't come with the standard T4 kit.

They are available new but they're about £410, occasionally they turn up on eBay but are around £150 for a used...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th April 2019, 15:31
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By BigRuss
The eyebrow and lower part of the dash are...

The eyebrow and lower part of the dash are printed plastic walnut effect, whereas the upper dash on the earlier cars was vaneered ;)

They never match even on the launch cars, they're a lot closer...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th April 2019, 21:27
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By BigRuss
Sorry Rick, haven't done one, if that Virgin file...

Sorry Rick, haven't done one, if that Virgin file you got from Brian isn't working then the one I have won't either.
We copied the file from a new cluster that I had, I guess it didn't copy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th April 2019, 00:15
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By BigRuss
As Mike said above one place to look is the...

As Mike said above one place to look is the plastic outlet on the engine that carries the top hose and heater hose.
A good customer of mine had a problem with his last week the rubber gasket had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th April 2019, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By BigRuss
It could be an injector but also check the...

It could be an injector but also check the injector wiring they have been known to break down with age ;)

When it's "misfiring" try gently waggling the wiring to each injector in turn, if it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 23:10
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By BigRuss
On the Sealey locking tools you can get round not...

On the Sealey locking tools you can get round not having the 190 adapter plates by knocking out the pins on the 2.0 V6 plates and refit them into the back of the plates ;)

Not sure if this would...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th April 2019, 23:04
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By BigRuss
Some cheap filters are really poor I came across...

Some cheap filters are really poor I came across this recently when I fitted one that a customer supplied.

It just wouldn't let fuel through, after 20 attempts to charge the filter it just...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th March 2019, 01:05
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By BigRuss
And whatever you do bolt it down correctly before...

And whatever you do bolt it down correctly before you try it as discussed otherwise you'll wreck it ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd March 2019, 21:35
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By BigRuss
Yes unfortunately the parts quality on a lot of...

Yes unfortunately the parts quality on a lot of the replacement parts for the 75/ZT where the original stock have gone, is very poor and in some cases totally appalling.
Even the stuff from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th March 2019, 21:41
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By BigRuss
Looks a very nice car ;) The only thing I...

Looks a very nice car ;)

The only thing I don't like on those is the central floating dash, but the ride and build quality is very good.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th March 2019, 10:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By BigRuss
It's almost certainly the ECM, it's not an...

It's almost certainly the ECM, it's not an uncommon problem.
The later NNN500340 ECM can intermittently cut out even with no obvious signs of water damage.
I've got some here that are prestige but...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th March 2019, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By BigRuss
All the later wheels including the fork spokes...

All the later wheels including the fork spokes are Liquid Silver which is not available I'm afraid ;)

I can't remember the paint code offhand but it isn't in any of the paint mixing databases.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th March 2019, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By BigRuss
Far from it, the best I could get from an M47R...

Far from it, the best I could get from an M47R was 0.40 on the emission test
My Volvo S60 2.5 diesel with a DPF on its last test was 0.01 it does far more to the gallon too despite being half a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th March 2019, 10:36
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By BigRuss
I've had experience of the ones from Rimmer's and...

I've had experience of the ones from Rimmer's and they are far from genuine ;)
They are no better quality than the cheap ones, the last one didn't work at all.
So price doesn't guarantee that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th March 2019, 22:47
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By BigRuss
If the control box and wiring is complete with...

If the control box and wiring is complete with the grey plugs is intact on the two speed replacement, then it's plug and play ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd March 2019, 11:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By BigRuss
Sorry to hear that Andy but I do understand, a...

Sorry to hear that Andy but I do understand, a lot of our cars are reaching the end of their useful service life.
Without commiting a lot of time and unless you can do a lot of the necessary work...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st March 2019, 10:03
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By BigRuss
The difference in damping will only be slightly...

The difference in damping will only be slightly softer, no more than having a partly worn shock absorber on the car ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 21:11
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By BigRuss
The window seals are a lousy design that traps...

The window seals are a lousy design that traps the dirt in the seal.
Fitted two new front glasses to a customers car, spent over an hour cleaning out the seals so there wasn't a trace of grit, a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 19:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By BigRuss
Yes still got a good one for you, look forward to...

Yes still got a good one for you, look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 10:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By BigRuss
It can be a problem getting really good quality...

It can be a problem getting really good quality cases. What we've found with buying them is that you'll find a seller who does decent ones, but when you buy a second batch from them the quality of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2019, 08:33
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By BigRuss
If you change wheel sizes and keep the standard...

If you change wheel sizes and keep the standard tyre profiles for our cars then there isn't any change in the rolling diameter so the Speedo reading is unchanged.

The only wheel size that changes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2019, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By BigRuss
The Auto 160bhp tune that I use is both very...

The Auto 160bhp tune that I use is both very smooth and has by far nicest one in terms of power and how it's delivered.

Far smoother than the manual 160 tunes ;)
If you're interested drop me a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2019, 12:24
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By BigRuss
It's because someone at sometime has fitted a...

It's because someone at sometime has fitted a longer non standard bolt to attach the engine cover ;)

Seen this many times, the longer bolt punches a hole through to the inside of the rocker box...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2019, 18:07
Replies: 70
Views: 3,755
Posted By BigRuss
I certainly wouldn't be getting rid of that 620...

I certainly wouldn't be getting rid of that 620 it's the nicest car you've got, the Tomcat is worth keeping too. You'll regret it if you do ;)

I know you dislike the 180 and unless one of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2019, 18:25
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By BigRuss
If you'd to drop me a p.m. I should be able to...

If you'd to drop me a p.m. I should be able to sort that out for you ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 20:38
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By BigRuss
They are still available new ;) Part number...

They are still available new ;)
Part number VDC000560EN which is the correct edition for your car £18.95 from Rimmer's.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2019, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By BigRuss
Ah yes Steve, forgot V8's have the added armour...

Ah yes Steve, forgot V8's have the added armour to the lock ;)
To be honest I've never had reason to change one on a V8, but I think it might be the same it's just the armour under it that makes it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2019, 12:21
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By BigRuss
It's not configured to the car, basically it's...

It's not configured to the car, basically it's just a bit of plastic with an aerial built into it ;)

You can swap it over without any problems ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2019, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it's the law, carry one around in my bag...

Yes it's the law, carry one around in my bag eveytime I go to a non starter :D

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2019, 01:47
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By BigRuss
The cause of the none starting was caused by a...

The cause of the none starting was caused by a lack of power to the crank, cam, egr and maf sensors which all share a common feed ;)
This was bourne out by the fault codes that I read from the ECU...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2019, 11:46
Replies: 32
Views: 2,863
Posted By BigRuss
Good to hear that it's all sorted Ken, and...

Good to hear that it's all sorted Ken, and you're back on the road ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2019, 11:16
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I can sort one out for you, if you'd like to...

Yes I can sort one out for you, if you'd like to send me a p.m. with a contact number I'll be happy to answer any questions and sort out a suitable appointment.
The only thing I don't do is cut the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th January 2019, 23:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By BigRuss
I'm afraid you normally can't manually close it...

I'm afraid you normally can't manually close it by using the Allen key recess as it's a worm gear acting on a bevelled toothed cog.

The only way to close it manually is to remove the motor from...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2019, 20:01
Replies: 78
Views: 3,940
Posted By BigRuss
Very sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with...

Very sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with you both.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2019, 22:40
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By BigRuss
You could enquire at your nearest friendly Ford...

You could enquire at your nearest friendly Ford dealer they may be able to sort you out ;)

Other V8 owners have taken their cars to them in the past as their equipment does talk to the ECU unlike...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2019, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By BigRuss
The Tourer went into volume production in the...

The Tourer went into volume production in the middle of June 2001. The first ones were delivered to dealers in the last week of July.

Mine is 217005 built 08/06/01 which was pre volume production...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2019, 15:24
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By BigRuss
The ABS light will only go off if the fault is...

The ABS light will only go off if the fault is repaired and the car driven then it will reset ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2019, 22:30
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By BigRuss
The likely cause of the MIL light is the...

The likely cause of the MIL light is the electrical connector on the fuel filter head, this will also be the cause of the fault code ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2019, 21:57
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By BigRuss
If the battery was completely flat then a "smart"...

If the battery was completely flat then a "smart" charger often will not charge it, it will think it's 6v and charge it to that ;)

To charge a completely flat battery you need a normal battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 09:00
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By BigRuss
It does sound like it has been for a swim at some...

It does sound like it has been for a swim at some point unfortunately.

If you'd like me to have a look at it, I can try it for you and if needed have service replacement units.

Drop me a p.m....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By BigRuss
Yes "Have I the Right" launched their career,...

Yes "Have I the Right" launched their career, produced by the late great and tragic Joe Meek.
It became the subject of a big legal battle concerning who actually wrote it ;)

Always enjoyed their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 20:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By BigRuss
Oh yes they do, it was an option on the S60 and...

Oh yes they do, it was an option on the S60 and V70's ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 00:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By BigRuss
Volvo definitely, reliable extremely well...

Volvo definitely, reliable extremely well designed and very easy to work on.
The S60 and V70's are solid, don't rust and the diesels are very economical for a 2.4 ;)
All original parts are...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2018, 14:45
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By BigRuss
Happy Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a merry New Year :icon_lol:
:christmas: :xmas-smiley-003:

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2018, 14:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By BigRuss
There is a possibility of another alternative to...

There is a possibility of another alternative to an FBH that we're looking into but, we'll have to see if it can be made to work ;)

If it does then we'll let you know ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2018, 14:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By BigRuss
The Diesel models bleed themselves just about,...

The Diesel models bleed themselves just about, make sure the heater is on and if necessary undo the bleed on the hose until it expels any air and you shouldn't have any problems.

I'm fitting an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 16:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By BigRuss
He should have been able to find it it's on the...

He should have been able to find it it's on the Vin plate on the nearside B pillar ;)


Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 17:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By BigRuss
The stanchions are different I'm afraid ;) The...

The stanchions are different I'm afraid ;)
The bullet ones are alloy, the skullcap ones are plastic.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By BigRuss
It's a very easy conversion to do, all you need...

It's a very easy conversion to do, all you need is a pair of LHD stanchions from a set of non powerfold bullet mirrors and swap them over literally takes a few minutes.
Take off the plastic cover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 13:28
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By BigRuss
Looks like it's just the laptop with LandRover...

Looks like it's just the laptop with LandRover software on it ;)
As Mick says no cables, interface or discs so it won't be much use unless you already have those.

If it's setup as a Landy one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2018, 17:02
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By BigRuss
The fuses in the passenger compartment fusebox is...

The fuses in the passenger compartment fusebox is only for the Parking heater options with remote and timer not for the standard FBH fitting ;)

The fuse for the FBH is in the underbonnet fusebox...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 11:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By BigRuss
Most of the aftermarket ones are 1.5 - 3KW and...

Most of the aftermarket ones are 1.5 - 3KW and are 240 volts.
If you've got access to an appropriate mains power supply then it could be an alternative.

I'd want one from a reputable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 02:16
Replies: 28
Views: 2,656
Posted By BigRuss
Jatco was founded by Nissan ;) Mazda were...

Jatco was founded by Nissan ;) Mazda were involved for a while but it's now partly owned by Mitsubishi.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 02:06
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By BigRuss
The cam sensor on the diesel is only used for...

The cam sensor on the diesel is only used for starting once the engine is running it's no longer needed. ;)
It's only there to initially time the injectors, you can safely unplug it with the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 01:51
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By BigRuss
Yes there has been some failures if the wrong...

Yes there has been some failures if the wrong gasket has been used.

It all depends on firstly the condition of the head and block face, secondly and most importantly the liner hieghts.
If the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 12:04
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By BigRuss
Because INA are the original OEM manufacturer ;) ...

Because INA are the original OEM manufacturer ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 17:13
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By BigRuss
Doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't...

Doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't changed it, because the pulley bolt that holds it on to the tensioner can become slack. ;)
There was a bulletin about this happening, it advised that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 10:31
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By BigRuss
Thank you Gary, you're welcome enjoyed sorted it...

Thank you Gary, you're welcome enjoyed sorted it out Yes one of those strange ones that fortunately I've come across before. Suspected what was causing the problem, but not which bit was causing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 23:44
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
The only sensor that could fail that would effect...

The only sensor that could fail that would effect the Rev counter reading then would be the crank sensor and if this were to fail the engine would not start, or if it failed while running the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 11:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By BigRuss
Both VIS motors were working ok when I checked...

Both VIS motors were working ok when I checked them on Friday ;)
There was nothing found that would have affected performance.

Think it's the move from having 160 diesel with plenty of torque to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 09:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,656
Posted By BigRuss
Car manufacturers don't make ATF, or Coolant they...

Car manufacturers don't make ATF, or Coolant they just buy in bulk from the companies that do. It's put in a container with a fancy label on it with the appropriate part number.

There's a lot of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 00:34
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
As Harry says above the Anti trap is fitted to...

As Harry says above the Anti trap is fitted to the drivers side window only.
The problem with enabling the others with TOAF is that that safety feature isn't there on the other windows and could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2018, 13:33
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
Easiest way to check the wiring is to warm up the...

Easiest way to check the wiring is to warm up the car first so it's got some heat that would normally show up on the guage then just plug in your spare ECU, switch the ignition on, if the temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2018, 11:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
There is no difference in the operation of the...

There is no difference in the operation of the KV6, Diesel or 1.8 ECMs they all use the Can-bus to input the ambient air temperature to them.



I think that you haven't quite grasped the way the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 16:25
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
The terms EMS (engine management system) and ECM...

The terms EMS (engine management system) and ECM ( engine control module) are one and the same ;)

It's easy if you understand how the data systems work ;)
The ECM receives the ambient temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 13:27
Replies: 58
Views: 2,987
Posted By BigRuss
I'm sorry Simon but you are incorrect. Why then...

I'm sorry Simon but you are incorrect.
Why then does replacing the EMS ECU correct the problems?
I have a pile of ECU's with this exact problem, it's failure of the Can-bus controller within the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 13:05
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By BigRuss
If your "new" key is fitted with a new blank...

If your "new" key is fitted with a new blank transponder then unless they have access to additional equipment then they wouldn't be able to enable it.
T4 can't programme them as it can't access the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2018, 20:38
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By BigRuss
Don't assume because it's a CDTI or a later car...

Don't assume because it's a CDTI or a later car it's 135 they made both 116 and 135 until the end of production ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 19:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By BigRuss
Putting in a foreign EWS can cause all sorts of...

Putting in a foreign EWS can cause all sorts of problems as unless it's from a car with the same spec it can corrupt the ZCS coding to that of the donor car.

For example you could end up with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2018, 09:34
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By BigRuss
Sounds like someone has possibly put an ECU from...

Sounds like someone has possibly put an ECU from a Freelander in it.
That would explain a lot of the problems that you're experiencing and it'll only be producing 110PS, the Freelander tune in a 75...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2018, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By BigRuss
We have no information that it would cause...

We have no information that it would cause problems is the same as saying we have no information that it wouldn't cause problems ;)

I wouldn't advise it's use in any car.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 20:11
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By BigRuss
To check if the wiring is there in the car take...

To check if the wiring is there in the car take out the grommet from the A Pillar carrying the wiring for the doors.
On the car side of the connector if there is a plain orange and an orange and red...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By BigRuss
As Brian says someone has most likely been in the...

As Brian says someone has most likely been in the tank, as your car is a CDTi I'd check the drivers side first.

If it was a petrol model I'd suggest the passenger side first. Just had to this on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 11:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By BigRuss
There are actually 3 service intervals oil,...

There are actually 3 service intervals oil, inspection and time ;)

The Time service is indicated by a small clock symbol that comes on in the lower display when the ignition is first switched on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2018, 09:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By BigRuss
You're thinking L series not M47 all the...

You're thinking L series not M47 all the injectors on the 75/ZT/Freelander M47 use the same injectors. ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2018, 11:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By BigRuss
It certainly does Dave, I remember getting the...

It certainly does Dave, I remember getting the engine out of the ZS very well ;)

IIRC the rear engine mount was indeed different but I seem to remember it wasn't too much of a problem, think you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 10:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By BigRuss
Pagid are owned by TMD Friction who were acquired...

Pagid are owned by TMD Friction who were acquired by Nisshindo in 2011 ;)

Make of that what you will.

Pity Unipart are no longer supplying parts, and discs and pads are now getting hard to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By BigRuss
A distinct possibility is a bad connection to the...

A distinct possibility is a bad connection to the diagnostic socket, check the contacts to make sure they haven't been stretched.

This usually happens when other stuff has been plugged in to it....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 01:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By BigRuss
:eek: I wouldn't use them either, not when...

:eek:

I wouldn't use them either, not when there's better available for the same price ;)

Mind at least you got 10,000 miles out of them unlike the customers car I've just done where I had to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 20:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2,932
Posted By BigRuss
The NNW number should be on the white sticker...

The NNW number should be on the white sticker with the VIN number on ;)

Have you cleaned out the boost pressure sensor on the side of the manifold, you can't remove it without removing the inlet...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2018, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By BigRuss
If they've supplied a petrol fan then you'll have...

If they've supplied a petrol fan then you'll have to swap the wiring between the control box and the car from your old fan as well as using the PCB.
(Petrol fans don't have a PCB and are wired...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2018, 23:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By BigRuss
No there's one on the opposite side just under...

No there's one on the opposite side just under the brake servo ;)

Unfortunately you can't get to it from the top only from underneath.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2018, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By BigRuss
Yes sounds like it could be a cam sensor issue,...

Yes sounds like it could be a cam sensor issue, classic symptoms ;)

Have had one though where the ECU had failed. Once it got over a certain temperature it would cut out and then wouldn't start...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2018, 15:38
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By BigRuss
Yes thought at first they were interfering too,...

Yes thought at first they were interfering too, but they only gave them the opportunity to be able to get out.
The penguins still had to work out the path to safety themselves. Not sure they all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 13:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I know it is pretty rubblish, they could have...

Yes I know it is pretty rubblish, they could have fitted a vent with a diaphragm in that would have worked.

The thing is on other vehicle applications that use the same ECU they don't need to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 12:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By BigRuss
The 1.8 and V6 models of our cars do have a...

The 1.8 and V6 models of our cars do have a sealed ECU, unfortunately the Diesel ECU'S have an atmospheric pressure sensor inside them so they're not sealed.

Due to the poor design of the location...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 21:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By BigRuss
It's almost unheard of for an automatic gearbox...

It's almost unheard of for an automatic gearbox to fail without any previous problems ;)

If it hasn't had any previously then I'd be checking first that the cables are moving the selector on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By BigRuss
It's either the CD changer or it could be the...

It's either the CD changer or it could be the cruise control ECU plug ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By BigRuss
It could be the condition of the rims thats...

It could be the condition of the rims thats causing a slow leak, if it's an original Viva (1963-1979) and not one of the new ones and it's on standard wheels you should be able to fit inner tubes if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 18:55
Replies: 54
Views: 3,035
Posted By BigRuss
The correct torque required would depend on if...

The correct torque required would depend on if the bolt was used, condition of the threads, if any lubrication was used and also the grade of bolt.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2018, 14:26
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By BigRuss
There's plenty out there running on a wing and a...

There's plenty out there running on a wing and a prayer, think the Lord must be doing overtime :getmecoat:

Brian is right though, a lot of our cars, like it or not are coming to the end of their...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2018, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By BigRuss
Is the central locking working as it should? ...

Is the central locking working as it should?

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2018, 10:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By BigRuss
It most likely won't be the ones the the Autobox...

It most likely won't be the ones the the Autobox ECU it's more likely to be the connectors in the engine bay, especially the one just above the gearbox where the Autobox loom connects to the main...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 21:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By BigRuss
Also carefully look at the wiring where it goes...

Also carefully look at the wiring where it goes into the connectors, have come across more than one where although the wiring looks intact but upon closer examination the wire has fractured...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 19:50
Replies: 54
Views: 3,035
Posted By BigRuss
As Andy said above you'll need a 1/4 drive socket...

As Andy said above you'll need a 1/4 drive socket with a universal joint and a couple of long extensions fitted to the ratchet ;)

You may find it useful when you're putting them back in to use a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 13:23
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By BigRuss
You can hardly call Halfords professional members...

You can hardly call Halfords professional members of the motor trade, that's like calling B&Q master builders ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 00:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By BigRuss
The filter in question was completely chocked it...

The filter in question was completely chocked it wasn't water, it didn't allow enough fuel pressure for starting ;)

On our cars the ECU will not allow the injectors to fire if the fuel pressure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2018, 16:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By BigRuss
That's really good news, glad to hear you've got...

That's really good news, glad to hear you've got it running again.

So the fuel filter was the problem, no wonder you are angry with the mechanic who diagnosed otherwise.
Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2018, 11:50
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By BigRuss
Later cars weren't fitted with them the rubber...

Later cars weren't fitted with them the rubber seal was longer instead ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2018, 23:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By BigRuss
I bought a non running 75 diesel auto a few years...

I bought a non running 75 diesel auto a few years ago and the only reason why it wouldn't start was a blocked fuel filter ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2018, 21:20
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By BigRuss
Cutting the connectors off and soldering isn't...

Cutting the connectors off and soldering isn't necessary and makes life difficult if for any reason you have to remove the seats.

Usually all that's needed is to unplug and plug them in s few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 15:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigRuss
I've connected and disconnected the batteries on...

I've connected and disconnected the batteries on these cars literally hundreds of times and have never had any issues.
The problem only seems to happen when using booster packs or jump starting.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 15:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigRuss
The last couple I had were caused by AA/RAC ;) ...

The last couple I had were caused by AA/RAC ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 14:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigRuss
I've really lost count of the many instrument...

I've really lost count of the many instrument packs I've had to sort out after people have "jump started" their cars the usual one is the 999999 issue due to a voltage spike.

Then the instrument...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2018, 12:48
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By BigRuss
It's definitely not Walnut or as others have...

It's definitely not Walnut or as others have suggested Light oak ;)

If it's Grey/Green in colour it sounds like a dark oak Steering wheel that's degraded in the sun, it's a very common occurrence....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2018, 12:37
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By BigRuss
The torque figure for the top nut doesn't have to...

The torque figure for the top nut doesn't have to be exact it just needs to be tight.
It doesn't have that much effect on bearing, they fail because they're a poor design that's not sealed against...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2018, 01:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By BigRuss
As Andy says the torque of the diesel especially...

As Andy says the torque of the diesel especially with the 160 wins hands down over the V6 so perfectly normal.

Are the Vis motors working ok, because that can make a big difference if they're not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2018, 23:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By BigRuss
We're certainly cheaper than £150 ;) The remap...

We're certainly cheaper than £150 ;)
The remap can be applied by sending you ECU via post if sent royal mail special delivery, it arrives before 1pm the 160 remap applied and sent back by return...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2018, 21:11
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By BigRuss
Seen a few new aftermarket drop links that have a...

Seen a few new aftermarket drop links that have a couple of spot welds holding the rod to the ball joints.
If yours are the same it's the probable reason for them breaking if your shocks are ok ;)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2018, 19:19
Replies: 41
Views: 3,586
Posted By BigRuss
Time to get that R8 sorted and on the road, it's...

Time to get that R8 sorted and on the road, it's been on the back burner for far too long ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2018, 12:05
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By BigRuss
I do the postal upgrade, always have done ;) ...

I do the postal upgrade, always have done ;)

If you'd like it doing, drop me a message.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 11:43
Replies: 57
Views: 2,646
Posted By BigRuss
On some it's a full tank depending on model year,...

On some it's a full tank depending on model year, or the appropriate weight added to the rear of the boot space or back seats to replicate any missing fuel in the tank ;)

That's why it's essential...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 11:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,646
Posted By BigRuss
I see nothing has been mentioned about the issue...

I see nothing has been mentioned about the issue of the correct loading of the car before checking the alignment or carrying out any adjustments especially the rears ;)

If it's been adjusted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 10:05
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By BigRuss
One of the common failings on our cars, I've done...

One of the common failings on our cars, I've done loads of these, in fact I've got another to do next week for a customer.

Yes it's handy to have a couple of clips and make sure you get the proper...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2018, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By BigRuss
Just done this on a KV6 by using a couple of...

Just done this on a KV6 by using a couple of dishwasher tablets.
I certainly wouldn't leave them in for a few days, just bring it up to temperature and leave it running for about half an hour.
Then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By BigRuss
If you need one quickly I've got a spare, if...

If you need one quickly I've got a spare, if you'd like to pop over I can fit it for you too.

Drop me a p.m. with a contact number if you're interested.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 16:36
Replies: 26
Views: 2,045
Posted By BigRuss
Bosal UK that made the original exhausts for our...

Bosal UK that made the original exhausts for our cars has indeed closed down.

There are exhausts made/marketed by the Bosal parent company but they aren't the same spec or shape although they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By BigRuss
Doing the intake mod on the diesel does...

Doing the intake mod on the diesel does absolutely nothing, niether does fitting an EGR bypass.

The diesels have more than enough air going into them even when tuned.

We've tested all at one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 14:02
Replies: 70
Views: 3,557
Posted By BigRuss
They've already got rid of the subsidies on Cat 2...

They've already got rid of the subsidies on Cat 2 and Cat 3 electric vehicles.
It'll be Cat 1 next when the manufacturers are only doing electric ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By BigRuss
As Mike says above fit an original Pierburg pump...

As Mike says above fit an original Pierburg pump and you shouldn't have any problems.

I know they're not cheap but they do last, I personally wouldn't fit anything else.

I've seen aftermarket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2018, 00:36
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By BigRuss
It may be as simple as corrosion in the...

It may be as simple as corrosion in the connectors of the underbonnet fuse box.

If you undo and lift the fuse box then unlatch and replace them all a couple of times it might do the trick.
I've...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2018, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By BigRuss
Good to hear you got your badge without too many...

Good to hear you got your badge without too many problems Harry.
Unfortunately if you're being assessed by your local council the eligibility criteria can be different from council to council and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 13:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By BigRuss
Yes if you'd like to pop up, drop me a message. I...

Yes if you'd like to pop up, drop me a message. I can give the car a health check on T4 at the same time, and you'll certainly enjoy your drive home ;)
Alternatively, if you wish to send your ECU by...
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