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Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 04:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
Nope, that's the security card for the McGard...

Nope, that's the security card for the McGard chocolate locking wheelnuts Roger ;)

Julian?............. that will be Julius Caesar and his calendar :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 04:11
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By marinabrian
Stiffnuts don't need to be replaced, it is Nyloc...

Stiffnuts don't need to be replaced, it is Nyloc nuts that are once use ;)

Patchlok bolts won't need replacement either, or if you are that paranoid, a dot of Loctite 243 will replace either blue...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 03:59
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By marinabrian
Here you go Edwin, the RS part number for the tee...

Here you go Edwin, the RS part number for the tee piece is 795-427......LINK (https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/hose-couplings/0795427/) ;)

You boil the kettle, and fill an old mug with boiling water...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 03:51
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By marinabrian
Every single V8 I've driven does the same, and...

Every single V8 I've driven does the same, and it's not very endearing......a bit like a car with a knackered Hardy Spicer joint in the prop.

In the main, transmission lash in these is caused by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th February 2020, 03:47
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
No, that is a red herring, the unknown fault code...

No, that is a red herring, the unknown fault code relates to an obsolete PAS load sensor deleted from later cars....... it definitely works though, take a look here.

Z82D0XOY2-0

I would now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2020, 03:27
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By marinabrian
Provided it's not a horrible old rot box, mileage...

Provided it's not a horrible old rot box, mileage is not always the deciding factor these days ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2020, 03:17
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By marinabrian
Shame about the pikey hook, put me straight off. ...

Shame about the pikey hook, put me straight off.

It is a nice colour though :drool4:


Hmm, well cared for and cherished example eh?

Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):
Brake...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th February 2020, 03:10
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By marinabrian
Harry Pringle has retired sadly, best place for...

Harry Pringle has retired sadly, best place for that complete shed :getmecoat:

Some are not worth fixing, that one is a prime example.

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th February 2020, 17:51
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By marinabrian
Sounds like a car which has had the windscreen...

Sounds like a car which has had the windscreen replaced with a non rainsensor type to me ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2020, 00:29
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
Drop Lincs Dave a PM, I'm sure he had a couple...

Drop Lincs Dave a PM, I'm sure he had a couple lying about ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th February 2020, 00:13
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By marinabrian
They will be the same if they're from a V6 or a...

They will be the same if they're from a V6 or a NASP 1800 Steve ;)

However don't discount the fact there are actually two tank senders, and the IPK takes an average of the two to arrive at the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2020, 23:27
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Just a bit :(

Just a bit :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 23:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
He will need the barcode for the remote PCB in...

He will need the barcode for the remote PCB in order to programme it with T4 Roger, If you obtain a second hand PCB, I'll generate the barcodes for you ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2020, 23:15
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
I've just pulled out a wisdom tooth which was...

I've just pulled out a wisdom tooth which was bothering me.......Ow !

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 15:35
Replies: 33
Views: 821
Posted By marinabrian
Did you unstake the nuts first John :shrug: ...

Did you unstake the nuts first John :shrug:

I use a 32mm King Dick (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/King-Dick-England-RSM2302-30mm-32mm-Ring-Spanner/392490560976?hash=item5b6242add0:g:QjEAAOSwsFJdrHo3)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th February 2020, 01:37
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By marinabrian
Dark fantasy is a gorgeous colour Jennie :drool4:...

Dark fantasy is a gorgeous colour Jennie :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th February 2020, 01:19
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By marinabrian
Nowt really Don, simply sit back and await the...

Nowt really Don, simply sit back and await the postman calling ;)


You would programme an LSM with the partial VIN of 5D33344*, and set the mileage store within the LSM at zero and the IPK will...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2020, 22:22
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Perhaps the type used were something like these? ...

Perhaps the type used were something like these?

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1QIAAOSwKP5eInFx/s-l500.jpg

Where the shoulder of the bit holder prevents the bit from engaging with the screw...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2020, 20:46
Replies: 33
Views: 821
Posted By marinabrian
I'm curious Ian, to operate an average 3/4"...

I'm curious Ian, to operate an average 3/4" rattle gun, you need a compressor with a minimum FAD of 45 CFM.......what on earth do you expect to run this with, or is it an electric model?

Brian :D...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2020, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By marinabrian
I wonder why that is? it appears somewhat...

I wonder why that is? it appears somewhat overpriced even when factoring in the rarity of owning a supercharged wheelbarrow...........exhaust pipe handles :drool4:

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2020, 20:00
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By marinabrian
Andy, the bolt together job is really...

Andy, the bolt together job is really unnecessary, and all that is required to do the job is a Jubilee clip and one of THESE...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th February 2020, 19:42
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
You need the type like this.....LINK...

You need the type like this.....LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9PC-TORX-STAR-KEYS-HOLDER-SET-SHORT-SECURITY-SPANNERS-SOCKETS-MECHANICS-T10-T50/201249234447?hash=item2edb639e0f:g:nYIAAOSw~uhUm3Ph)
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th February 2020, 19:32
Replies: 33
Views: 821
Posted By marinabrian
Fixed that for you John ;) Brian :D

Fixed that for you John ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 20:13
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Use a 15mm socket ;) Brian :D

Use a 15mm socket ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 19:54
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
I always carry a couple of H7 bulbs in the...

I always carry a couple of H7 bulbs in the glovebox for such occasions Heather, and the nearside dipped beam in the facelift is the easiest, the offside requires me to remove the washer bottle neck...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th February 2020, 16:22
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By marinabrian
I sincerely hope so David, I've had a pair of...

I sincerely hope so David, I've had a pair of those fitted in my silver ZT for 15 months, my dad's tourer for three years, and my old ZT for five years ;)

Much more reasonably priced than the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 16:14
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
It didn't get a chance ;) I was taking Mrs...

It didn't get a chance ;)

I was taking Mrs MB to work, it was dark and I was outside the house, and I can't abide cars with one light working.

Anyway, it added a whole three and a half minutes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 10:25
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Surprisingly enough for one of these cars, I've...

Surprisingly enough for one of these cars, I've replaced a defective dipped beam bulb this morning :getmecoat:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By marinabrian
No it's not on BBC1 where I am at least, instead...

No it's not on BBC1 where I am at least, instead there is the usual kwap
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 17:13
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By marinabrian
Carry out a leakback test on the injectors, and...

Carry out a leakback test on the injectors, and don't bypass the fuel filter ;)

If you suspect an issue with the HP regulator, then see what the current draw is at idle, the normal figures are...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 17:06
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By marinabrian
For John, simply open the doors from inside using...

For John, simply open the doors from inside using the pull, immediately prior to the car being presented for test ;)

As Stocktake points out, the door actuators are a clockmaker's nightmare to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 16:59
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By marinabrian
Why? you could always post me your ECM and I'll...

Why? you could always post me your ECM and I'll fix it for you, and if it's beyond fixing I can transfer the coding to a replacement, making it plug and play.

Cheaper than buying a new car too ;)...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 16:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
Well as you've requested so politely Simon, here...

Well as you've requested so politely Simon, here I am returning to give you the definitive diagnosis ;)

This post contains pictures to explain in detail to those members in the Middlesex area,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 09:30
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By marinabrian
No it's an MOT pass from the completely impartial...

No it's an MOT pass from the completely impartial DSA in Northern Ireland where the VTS is government run and not open to the sort of abuses that can happen in mainland VTS John...........anyway if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th February 2020, 01:58
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By marinabrian
Here you go, LINK...

Here you go, LINK...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th February 2020, 01:51
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
Posted By marinabrian
Well it's just as well it's not a pristine...

Well it's just as well it's not a pristine example then isn't it?, and even if it were, as annoying as you might find it, there are worse things that could befall you Richard.

Anyway, there's no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2020, 19:39
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By marinabrian
And it's fixed and on it's way back to be...

And it's fixed and on it's way back to be reunited with it's owner.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2020, 19:35
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By marinabrian
You aren't boxing it up using these bolts are...

You aren't boxing it up using these bolts are you?

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/imagehosting/426635d6f984a97b42.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th February 2020, 10:06
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By marinabrian
I've yet to find a stainless exhaust that I like...

I've yet to find a stainless exhaust that I like the sound of, but each to his own, it will in all likelihood be better than some of the rubbish mild steel systems out there.

For a custom Longlife...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2020, 18:39
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By marinabrian
I agree with Stocktake, a can of worms can be...

I agree with Stocktake, a can of worms can be opened quite easily, but it's more awkward to sort it out properly once it's been bodged.

There is so much more to address than most people...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2020, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By marinabrian
The OP has a Cowley built car, it's definitely...

The OP has a Cowley built car, it's definitely the earlier TEMIC SRS system, so the side impact sensor I originally linked to will be the type fitted ;)


Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 00:33
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By marinabrian
No, they don't work, in fact they will make your...

No, they don't work, in fact they will make your car very very very slow indeed ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2020, 00:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By marinabrian
Now in winter, what you need when you have the...

Now in winter, what you need when you have the roof down on the convertible, are a nice set of these :drool4:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aC0AAOSw64tbkfQG/s-l1600.jpg

Available in a range of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2020, 00:10
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By marinabrian
After you chop off the bolt, belt the middle out...

After you chop off the bolt, belt the middle out of the bush with a mash hammer, it will not resist I promise ;)

Of course you will have bought your new rose joint bush, if not.... phew you won't...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2020, 18:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By marinabrian
Talking Mmmmmmmm

Caution viewer discretion is advised .........LINK...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 09:48
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By marinabrian
Fit a replacement and forget about worrying if it...

Fit a replacement and forget about worrying if it will pass an MOT.

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th February 2020, 01:10
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By marinabrian
It is a result of pressing the lock button on the...

It is a result of pressing the lock button on the keyfob inadvertently, when you are removing the key from the ignition, the "pip" being the mislock warning sound from the alarm horn ;)

There you...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 11th February 2020, 23:04
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By marinabrian
Lol, that needs scrapping young...

Lol, that needs scrapping young MOFO..........what you really want is a nice Grelco equipped ZTT :drool4:

I'll have to pop over for a coffee at some point soon.

Bri :cool:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2020, 21:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By marinabrian
Why not simply get a secondhand headlining? there...

Why not simply get a secondhand headlining? there must be plenty of saloons kicking about with a decent one fitted.

Just a thought
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2020, 18:38
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
It's not my car David, it belongs to Heather...

It's not my car David, it belongs to Heather "BoroRover"

The lad shines up rather well, I do like the look of R40 in darker colours, Copperleaf is on of my favourite Mk1 colours :drool4:

Brian...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th February 2020, 17:28
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?...

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=81487&stc=1&d=1581438322

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=81488&stc=1&d=1581467161
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 23:31
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By marinabrian
No wonder your key is broken Roger :eek: ...

No wonder your key is broken Roger :eek:

I've got some nice new switches if you want to post me your remote PCB while you are waiting to get the arm changed
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 23:29
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By marinabrian
I may just have a nice new NNN000170 too :drool4:

I may just have a nice new NNN000170 too :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 23:16
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By marinabrian
Dead easy, the DVA in N.I. are down to one ramp...

Dead easy, the DVA in N.I. are down to one ramp in 20 as the ramps have all developed cracks, and there is a four month exemption from testing currently in place.

Sounds really dodgy, and to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 22:33
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By marinabrian
No wonder there was a flash flood, which fool...

No wonder there was a flash flood, which fool opened the boot on their 75 to let the rainwater out :eek:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200210/4fcf2272c2aafd81fb3e9493398e708c.jpg
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 22:22
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By marinabrian
No Rob, my clutch was fitted on the drive, New...

No Rob, my clutch was fitted on the drive, New Years Eve 2018, by me......I can apply quality control better that way :D

The clutch pictured was fitted on site by an "expert" in Lancaster...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By marinabrian
No bother Ben, to suit yourself really, no panic...

No bother Ben, to suit yourself really, no panic :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 20:07
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By marinabrian
I'd be surprised if that "nippy little 3...

I'd be surprised if that "nippy little 3 cylinder" engine will make it past 100k.

The combination of a relatively large heavy body, coupled to a tiny turbocharged engine won't end well.

There...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 04:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,729
Posted By marinabrian
The Queen's Bullies? Really Steve? while I'm...

The Queen's Bullies?

Really Steve? while I'm no fan of the police in general, that's not a term I've ever heard.........perhaps it's a phrase coined by some scrote with an axe to grind........as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 01:09
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By marinabrian
If only it had a real gearbox, I miss my tourer,...

If only it had a real gearbox, I miss my tourer, and looking at this car, it might well have sports leather interior fitted.......and I could live with Monogram RAF Jumper Blue

Oh well, never mind...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 00:55
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By marinabrian
Nice, it matches the jumper I'm...

Nice, it matches the jumper I'm wearing.........now does it come with elbow patches and epaulettes I wonder?

Brian :D

P.S. do you still want your key fixed, I've got a load of new switches now...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 00:50
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By marinabrian
Mmm, tasty :drool4: :getmecoat: ...

Mmm, tasty :drool4: :getmecoat:

https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=81463&d=1581274072

You know the sort of tasty provided by the "Keegan" burger man, with a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 00:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By marinabrian
Hmm, so how come they managed to supply a perfect...

Hmm, so how come they managed to supply a perfect match for Jim, and if it is a perfect match, (and knowing how picky Jim is when it comes to this sort of thing.. it will be) and as he has sufficient...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th February 2020, 00:23
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By marinabrian
The gullies in the main street of the village I...

The gullies in the main street of the village I live in are regularly choked with the mud coming from the building sites at either end of the village.

I've lost count of the times it has been...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 00:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
You're speaking to the wrong person Graham, drop...

You're speaking to the wrong person Graham, drop me a PM, and I'll let you know how to remove the EWS3 and the MEMS3 ECM.

Bundle them up along with the backs from your keys, and I'll sort this out...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th February 2020, 00:02
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
In all likelihood the 910 ohm 1/4w resistor that...

In all likelihood the 910 ohm 1/4w resistor that resides under the starter enable relay is damaged, along with a couple of surface mount transistors in the same area.

In turn as the starter...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 23:25
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By marinabrian
It's only ever the single cable that pulls...

It's only ever the single cable that pulls through the housing, or to be more accurate, pulls out of the keyhole slot.

This is entirely preventable by applying a few turns of insulating tape of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 23:14
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By marinabrian
Well my absolute bargain basement drop links have...

Well my absolute bargain basement drop links have covered over 100,000 miles now, and are not displaying any wear characteristics

I've looked at the OP's video, and apart from it not being...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 9th February 2020, 23:00
Replies: 29
Views: 757
Posted By marinabrian
Can we go in the P5? can we? can we? can we? ...

Can we go in the P5? can we? can we? can we?

Make for an interesting trip if nowt else, and in all likelihood my zt will have dissolved in a brown rusty puddle by then anyway :cool:

Put me down...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 22:52
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By marinabrian
It sounds to me like the splines of the input...

It sounds to me like the splines of the input shaft of the gearbox haven't been lubricated when the new clutch was fitted, this leads to the driven plate hanging on the splines and the resultant...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 19:35
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By marinabrian
Well the eBay seller who repairs them for £195,...

Well the eBay seller who repairs them for £195, I'll let you hazard a guess where they get them from, also Rimmer Bros where a replacement costs upward of £400, where do you think they come from too...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 17:52
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Coded fifteen separate ECM to the ZT, I've had a...

Coded fifteen separate ECM to the ZT, I've had a stack of broken NNN500340 sitting in the back of the garage which all had the same fault, a fault which I've now sussed the cause of and rectified.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2020, 17:48
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
I didn't fit the finisher around the rear screen,...

I didn't fit the finisher around the rear screen, I didn't repair the broken HRW wire, nor did I refit the D post finishers.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th February 2020, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By marinabrian
From a MG tourer you say? that's not brilliant...

From a MG tourer you say? that's not brilliant when you own a Cimmaron Green Rover 75 saloon though :getmecoat:

At the very minimum make sure the NNW number is NNW006011 as well as the part...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 19:36
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
Well I'm looking at a VW Caddy van tomorrow, I...

Well I'm looking at a VW Caddy van tomorrow, I suspect it will be considerably less stressful owing something that isn't 15 years old as a daily.

So once I have my new motor, I'll be clearing out...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 19:27
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Drove the wife's 75 to see a new customer, the...

Drove the wife's 75 to see a new customer, the customer turned out to be a total waste of time, and I noticed the wife's car has a wheel bearing howling, there is a dreadful amount of brake judder,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 09:40
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
There is only problem with that is your statement...

There is only problem with that is your statement "good looking car"

Also it's not scratch built, it is two different cars thrown together without a great deal of cohesion and a cement mixer full...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 09:27
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By marinabrian
I know of one person who took three months to do...

I know of one person who took three months to do the job, you're pretty fast in that respect ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th February 2020, 09:17
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By marinabrian
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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 23:56
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
It's your fault Dick, I'm not going to mention...

It's your fault Dick, I'm not going to mention the fact that we were talking about speedo problems last week :duh:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 23:13
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
FFS, am I really considering taking out the...

FFS, am I really considering taking out the battery box to look at the ABS modulator plug, it's 10 past 10 and no I don't think I'll bother :duh:

I'll get the sat nav out and use that as a speedo...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 22:52
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By marinabrian
Aye, but with a roller and a tin of International...

Aye, but with a roller and a tin of International safety orange, imagine how spiffy that mingy grey kit car of his would look :drool4:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 22:28
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Plugged in the new ABS sensor to the ZT, nope...

Plugged in the new ABS sensor to the ZT, nope self test says fail, T4 says line fault, fault cleared, ignition cycled, T4 says line fault.

Well as I really can't be bothered to strip the ABS...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 22:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By marinabrian
2050........If I'm still on the planet I'll be in...

2050........If I'm still on the planet I'll be in my eighties and not particularly bothered whether I can still run my seventy five year old Marina :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2020, 22:17
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By marinabrian
Quite likely........it's certainly not going to...

Quite likely........it's certainly not going to harm having a look in the general vicinity :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2020, 20:35
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By marinabrian
A V6 ? and fuse 1 in the engine fusebox? ...

A V6 ? and fuse 1 in the engine fusebox?

Most likely to be a chafed wire on one of the HO2 sensors shorting out on the exhaust pipe ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 20:32
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Brilliant John, it's nice when that happens, my...

Brilliant John, it's nice when that happens, my own preference is to pull the connector to the ECM and spin it over on the starter to prime the oil pump before going for the start.

You must be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 17:13
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Drove it to an old friend of 30 years funeral...

Drove it to an old friend of 30 years funeral today, the weather was bright and sunny for Jim's final farewell.

And the new front ABS sensor has turned up, I suppose I should get changed into some...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2020, 17:10
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, you need one of these ;) LINK...

Yes, you need one of these ;)

LINK (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-MG-ZT-ZT-T-Airbag-Impact-Sensor-Part-GREEN-YDB100310/233458521769?hash=item365b3656a9:g:4doAAOSwj0deNC9H)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 16:25
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
Such as telling him the Emperors new clothes are...

Such as telling him the Emperors new clothes are delightful?

No I'm sorry Gerry is indeed a talented man, however on this occasion the finished result is nothing like as good as his previous...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 11:18
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
I think you'll find that I do have a rather good...

I think you'll find that I do have a rather good grasp of what is involved in a project like this, better than you might imagine too ;)

Gerry has produced some lovely things, this isn't one of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th February 2020, 00:52
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By marinabrian
The CANBUS controller in the ECM has bought the...

The CANBUS controller in the ECM has bought the farm, the dead giveaway is the flashing oil pressure warning lamp, coupled with a chattering fuel pump relay ;)

I can sort this out either by means...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 00:45
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By marinabrian
What colour is it Tony, and is it a three or five...

What colour is it Tony, and is it a three or five door?

Speenymoor isn't that far away...................from me that is :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Social Forum 4th February 2020, 00:39
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By marinabrian
I say release them at end of term, but keep an...

I say release them at end of term, but keep an armed detail watch their every move, and if they a much as sneeze the wrong way, deal with them swiftly and succinctly.

Sadly there is no cure for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th February 2020, 00:21
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
I agree, the wheels are to put it bluntly.......

I agree, the wheels are to put it bluntly.... hideous, it needs to sit on Starspokes, Vortex or similar.

I'm not denying there is a huge amount of work and skill required to produce a "one off",...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 23:42
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
I will more than likely upset a few people here,...

I will more than likely upset a few people here, but I feel this needs to be said

https://i.imgur.com/v6ep8tJh.jpg

I'm sorry, but from that angle the car is absolutely plug ugly.

The mirrors...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 22:49
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
Ok then, perhaps the transponder in the key has a...

Ok then, perhaps the transponder in the key has a data fault, if you have a spare key, see if that works ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 22:47
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By marinabrian
Well Jennie, I've just received my stock of...

Well Jennie, I've just received my stock of Valeo cases, so if you want the key refurbishing properly, or indeed the other key done so you can see the difference between the £2 rubbish from eBay and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 22:39
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By marinabrian
I much prefer orange :drool4: ...

I much prefer orange :drool4:

http://gallery.mg-rover.org/data/537/11532My_car021.JPG
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 22:14
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By marinabrian
Sounds like a damaged EWS 3 immobiliser to me,...

Sounds like a damaged EWS 3 immobiliser to me, does the car have a sunroof?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 12:07
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Back window update, I'm treating this one as a...

Back window update, I'm treating this one as a temporary screen, the HRW elements are knackered, so there is little point in paying to have it fitted straight.

I'll chalk it up to experience, and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd February 2020, 09:26
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Washed the ZT this morning, and about to take the...

Washed the ZT this morning, and about to take the dog for a walk, after which I'll phone 4a Windscreens, and have the rear window cut out and refitted properly :duh:

Moral of the story, insist...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd February 2020, 08:03
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By marinabrian
Cut off the bolt flush with the hub and use a...

Cut off the bolt flush with the hub and use a parallel punch and a decent size hammer to drift out the remnants, you can help this along by shocking the bolt substantially by liberal hammer action on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 23:48
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By marinabrian
Not much project work there really David, just...

Not much project work there really David, just normal 75 stuff.

Fortunately it's too far away for me, as I really miss having a tourer :(

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 23:43
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By marinabrian
What happens when you undo the 15mm A/F stiffnut?...

What happens when you undo the 15mm A/F stiffnut? does the whole shebang turn, or is the bolt seized in the hole?

If the nut can be removed, and the bolt is seized in the hole, then run the nut...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 23:21
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By marinabrian
I wonder if this is in part due to your...

I wonder if this is in part due to your preference for wire suspended underwear ?

You should try these as a safety precaution against accidental "chaffee" ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 23:07
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By marinabrian
There are no differences between Mk1 and facelift...

There are no differences between Mk1 and facelift 25 doors, nor 200Mk2 for that matter.

Just get one the same colour if you don't want to paint it ;)

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 23:02
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By marinabrian
Yet another rare monogram car??, overpriced and...

Yet another rare monogram car??, overpriced and that colour is quite horrible.

I was looking at a Celestial Blue ZT in a scrapyard yesterday, and considering whether or not it was worth buying,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 22:58
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By marinabrian
The dial faces, and the backlight illumination...

The dial faces, and the backlight illumination colour ;)

Lowline IPK have no message centre display, the warnings being simple pictogram leds, and highline ones display on a screen and have trip...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 22:46
Replies: 50
Views: 1,945
Posted By marinabrian
The rubber crumbles away after about six months...

The rubber crumbles away after about six months of use, they were assembled with Renolit Red rubber grease, nothing new there.

I had issues like this before with "Britpart" kits for the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd February 2020, 22:08
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Took the Great Alfredo for his morning walk a...

Took the Great Alfredo for his morning walk a couple of hours earlier today, then headed south to Peterlee to replace a flooded ECM on a 75, a journey plagued by road closures and dreadful...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd February 2020, 21:32
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By marinabrian
Yes, a ZCS change and recode with Big Russ, take...

Yes, a ZCS change and recode with Big Russ, take the button off the dash and who's to know it was ever there ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 19:43
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By marinabrian
Why not simply remove the TC and throw it in the...

Why not simply remove the TC and throw it in the bin?

Seems like a much easier fix to me :cool:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 19:34
Replies: 50
Views: 1,945
Posted By marinabrian
Nope, the quality of the Bigg Red kits are...

Nope, the quality of the Bigg Red kits are rubbish, if you've overhauled your brakes with one, you will find that out soon enough :

Brian :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 19:30
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By marinabrian
Well at least there is one decent car on your...

Well at least there is one decent car on your drive I suppose......the one on the right, you can keep the others :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 18:10
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Removed my rear seats and hoovered out the ZT,...

Removed my rear seats and hoovered out the ZT, I'm pleased to say, the rear window complies with BS6206 :getmecoat:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 17:53
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By marinabrian
Mike, open up the plenum chamber, remove the...

Mike, open up the plenum chamber, remove the plastic lid from the enclosure the ECM lives in, and behind the ECM is where the glowplug relay lives.

There you will find a connector, of which pin 12...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st February 2020, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By marinabrian
If you require removal of your rear screen...

If you require removal of your rear screen without power, simply allow some drunkard on their way home from the pub to deposit an empty beer bottle handily on your back seat :getmecoat:
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st February 2020, 02:41
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By marinabrian
I've got the real thing Cartool 12-177, and...

I've got the real thing Cartool 12-177, and having used it in anger on more than one occasion, I would have to say...........absolutely no way would I buy that toytown rubbish.

The original shall...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 21:51
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By marinabrian
Cruise control in a diesel automatic is the main...

Cruise control in a diesel automatic is the main reason I no longer own a diesel automatic, however they are the same unit.

Part number is SCB100211 ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 21:44
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By marinabrian
Remove door card, the foam water shedder need...

Remove door card, the foam water shedder need only be peeled back at the top by a couple of inches.

Slacken the two pinch bolts, which are accessed with the glass in the closed position through...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 01:37
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Try now John, I think I may have fixed that too...

Try now John, I think I may have fixed that too :cool:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st January 2020, 01:28
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
Take an old M6 bolt, heat the end up over the...

Take an old M6 bolt, heat the end up over the stove, then melt the post of the unlock button inside the reproduction case slightly ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2020, 01:14
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Spent a couple of idle hours tinkering.......... ...

Spent a couple of idle hours tinkering..........

9vtDI_nrsbo

I really should have sorted this out earlier, fab for parties :drool4:

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 20:47
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By marinabrian
If the window is in the up position, the bolts...

If the window is in the up position, the bolts are accessible through the proper access holes ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:57
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
Both switches, or both fobs Roger? I've got...

Both switches, or both fobs Roger?

I've got the correct switches, but I'm waiting of the Valeo housings I recently ordered to arrive as I won't use the £2.50 and a green apple rubbish from eBay.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th January 2020, 17:45
Replies: 41
Views: 1,129
Posted By marinabrian
The switches aren't right though ;)

The switches aren't right though ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th January 2020, 08:46
Replies: 32
Views: 1,253
Posted By marinabrian
My dalliances with British bikes were limited to...

My dalliances with British bikes were limited to a Royal Enfield Continental GT, and a Velocette Venom.......both of which were sold at what today's prices would be considered buttons :o

I...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th January 2020, 22:14
Replies: 11,722
Views: 821,135
Posted By marinabrian
Recreated an EWS3 and two transponders to replace...

Recreated an EWS3 and two transponders to replace a knacked EWS4.3, coded it to a virgin ECM, then hoyed it into a box and posted it to someone who knows a lot more about these cars than me :bowdown:...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2020, 21:22
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By marinabrian
It's a service exchange ECM Al, I've never been...

It's a service exchange ECM Al, I've never been able to successfully replace these transistors, as the "PCB" is actually a mylar about .0015" thick folded in half, and the heat involved removing a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2020, 11:20
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By marinabrian
As I said Toby, remove the plug from the ECM and...

As I said Toby, remove the plug from the ECM and take a sniff at the connector, if it is a MOSFET failure, it will stink to high heaven, this can be further confirmed by dismantling the ECM, as the...
Forum: Social Forum 29th January 2020, 01:48
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By marinabrian
And if you are travelling along the coast through...

And if you are travelling along the coast through Scarborough, make sure not to take avail of the local amenities, however conveniently located........it doesn't inspire much confidence really :eek: ...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 22:24
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
I reckon Deb's has broken it again.......you need...

I reckon Deb's has broken it again.......you need to put more fuel in :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 21:54
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By marinabrian
Some reading material for the captain ;) ...

Some reading material for the captain ;)

LINK (https://www.butlertechnik.com/downloads/Webasto_Heater_Thermo_Top_C_E_&_Z_Installation_Manual.pdf)

Also see the attachment for vital non crimp...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 21:27
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By marinabrian
Don't you it's about time you got off your sofa...

Don't you it's about time you got off your sofa Simon, and prove yourself to the membership?, Banbury is only about sixty miles up the road from you, and I'm sure with your superior KV6 knowledge,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 10:06
Replies: 50
Views: 2,120
Posted By marinabrian
Nothing insurmountable, and when you buy a...

Nothing insurmountable, and when you buy a fifteen year old car, irrespective of that being a dealer or privately, you need to go in with your eyes open.

If there was evidence of water ingress...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th January 2020, 09:51
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By marinabrian
The legend that is Captain CrappyCrimp goes...

The legend that is Captain CrappyCrimp goes forward riding his (fairly) reliable grey steed, leaving all but the most ardent environmentalist choking in his smoky wake :bowdown::bowdown:

What a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 09:42
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By marinabrian
I was so impressed with my auto, I now have all...

I was so impressed with my auto, I now have all manual cars :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th January 2020, 09:03
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By marinabrian
I think the mistake you made was to sell the arms...

I think the mistake you made was to sell the arms you already had Steve to be fair........anyway what needs to be put into context here is a simple one.

When I raised concerns in May 2018 about...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 23:31
Replies: 81
Views: 5,623
Posted By marinabrian
You need to put a different set of wheels on the...

You need to put a different set of wheels on the car, the ones you have fitted currently do not do your hard work justice Gerry.

Maybe something along these lines perhaps?
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 23:23
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By marinabrian
So then, anyone want to suggest opening up the...

So then, anyone want to suggest opening up the EMS 2000 to see it there is a fried MOSFET on the board?

Brian :getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 22:31
Replies: 44
Views: 2,072
Posted By marinabrian
I'm looking forward to seeing what the quality of...

I'm looking forward to seeing what the quality of the new XPart items are like, as they are from a completely different supplier than the earlier version.

If they are anything like as good as the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By marinabrian
Ask a moderator to indulge you, and your...

Ask a moderator to indulge you, and your substandard crimping technologies :p:

You have a PM ;)
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th January 2020, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By marinabrian
It belongs to Robson Field, and while it's quite...

It belongs to Robson Field, and while it's quite nice, I've seen it in the flesh, and I'd say the pictures are better than the reality.

I wouldn't be parting with that sort of money for it,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 20:50
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By marinabrian
Also make sure the ECM isn't swimming as this can...

Also make sure the ECM isn't swimming as this can definitely lead to injector load drop problems ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 17:38
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By marinabrian
It has to be in position 1 to refit it Simon ;) ...

It has to be in position 1 to refit it Simon ;)

Brian :D
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 40
Views: 1,843
Posted By marinabrian
The white plunger.......steering lock anyone?? ...

The white plunger.......steering lock anyone??

The only thing to have anything to do with the transponder is the receiver ring ;)

By the way, as one of the lugs has broken off, you can find a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 18:26
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By marinabrian
Heated rear screen ;) Toga? I suppose that...

Heated rear screen ;)

Toga? I suppose that would go down well on Wallsend high street...........well better than the fishnets, miniskirt and boobtube I suppose, or as the Romans would have said...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th January 2020, 18:15
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By marinabrian
Saul, your car is on the cusp of being unaffected...

Saul, your car is on the cusp of being unaffected by fuel filter module separation.

A simple check to save any further dismantling is easy, the filter module is located in the opposite side of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th January 2020, 17:56
Replies: 629
Views: 43,543
Posted By marinabrian
Walked my dog for five miles, yesterday was spent...

Walked my dog for five miles, yesterday was spent washing the crud off the ZT and Mrs MB's 75.........I'm loving the housing estate they're building up the road from me, and the mud track the main...
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