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Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 19:58
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By SD1too
Hello Graeme, You can buy the screw head...

Hello Graeme,

You can buy the screw head separately: PYP 100 08. (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-PYP10008)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 15:59
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
That should be a lower power motor for the 1.8...

That should be a lower power motor for the 1.8 litre engines and is the early design with the large and small relay function opposite to the resistor type. The U and UR wires are still slow and fast...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 14:25
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
2 speed resistor control box, petrol, marked SRB2

Of course Mike.
Yellow is the +12v supply to both relay coils (always live).
Blue is earthed by the ECM to operate the low speed relay (small, centre position).
Blue/red is earthed by the ECM to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 14:15
Replies: 41
Views: 1,017
Posted By SD1too
No, sorry, I'll try a better explanation. When...

No, sorry, I'll try a better explanation.
When you remove the manifold chamber (black plastic moulding) and look at the right hand bank (at the rear of the engine compartment) you should see an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 13:40
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
2 speed resistor system

What's happening there Mike is as follows.

On a 3 speed system the increases are additive. So medium speed is obtained by activating both the low speed and the medium speed relay. So on a 2 speed...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Perhaps your refrigerant charge is low. If so,...

Perhaps your refrigerant charge is low. If so, the system would have to work harder raising the high pressure side which might trip the trinary switch to run the high speed radiator fan ....

I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 41
Views: 1,017
Posted By SD1too
When you did this, was the small earth cable...

When you did this, was the small earth cable attached properly? As you stand at the radiator, it's on the far right hand side.

Also, there are two screws holding the back of the manifold chamber...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By SD1too
Effectively, this is the answer to your question...

Effectively, this is the answer to your question because it tells the ECM the position of the camshafts.

I need voltage readings John, "seem ok" doesn't really help.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 17:51
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Indeed, that is our current understanding prior...

Indeed, that is our current understanding prior to Joe's thread. On a 3 speed system "low" runs at 100 degrees and "medium" at 106. That means that if speed 1 (on a 2 speed system) covers both these,...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
If true, this means that the fast speed of a 2...

If true, this means that the fast speed of a 2 speed system triggers at 105 degrees and not at 112 degrees as we believe at the moment. I pointed out earlier that 105 degrees is the point at which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By SD1too
I can't see how a camshaft sensor could affect...

I can't see how a camshaft sensor could affect cranking speed although it can prevent the engine firing.
It would be interesting to see the voltage across the battery before and during cranking.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Thank you Joe for your kind message to us both....

Thank you Joe for your kind message to us both. :bowdown:
Your case was a strange one and I still don't understand it but I'm glad that your repair worked!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By SD1too
Hello John, Try charging your new battery...

Hello John,

Try charging your new battery externally for 24 hours. It may not have been fully charged when you received it.

How do you know that the starter motor is ok?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,017
Posted By SD1too
RAVE gives P0305 as cylinder 5. Simon

RAVE gives P0305 as cylinder 5.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By SD1too
There are quite a lot of them Albert. Removing...

There are quite a lot of them Albert. Removing the relevant road wheel and referring to your Haynes manual will probably provide the information you need. Once you've identified the fittings which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Here it is Dave...

Here it is Dave (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1547805&postcount=15).

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2019, 11:41
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By SD1too
John, Your profile says that you don't have...

John,

Your profile says that you don't have a car. :confused: Can you update it please?

As you're in Australia I will assume for now that you have a 2.5 litre KV6. If that's the case then you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By SD1too
Do you think that's why they are failing Dave? By...

Do you think that's why they are failing Dave? By that I mean not slowing down for speed humps. I hate them as much as anyone else does but I find that it's very rare for a following driver to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2019, 10:47
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
That's o.k. Simon (if you look back at page 1)...

That's o.k. Simon (if you look back at page 1) ....

Regarding this ...

It's interesting that the very same people who insist with unquenched passion that MG Rover's word must be followed to the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 18th November 2019, 09:38
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
We are talking about the KV6 here not the diesel...

We are talking about the KV6 here not the diesel so I'm not sure where a "PWM output" comes into it. :shrug:

Could you please tell us exactly how the fan control is modified following these coding...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
I don't doubt it and that's one reason why I...

I don't doubt it and that's one reason why I don't let garages repair my cars. :getmecoat:

I recall reading many threads where members ask for advice about brake servicing and the point is always...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
Doesn't that description apply to the front...

Doesn't that description apply to the front brakes?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 18:27
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Plus, I would contend, a faulty cooling system. ...

Plus, I would contend, a faulty cooling system.

I have the original 3 speed fan. I have never heard the radiator fan operate after stopping the engine, even in the hottest summers (after all, the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By SD1too
Peter, Time for a quick reminder of what I...

Peter,

Time for a quick reminder of what I said in post no. 4:

Your recent observation that the noise is now heard when the power steering operates ....

... places doubt on your theory.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 00:17
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Poor flow through the heater won't cause high...

Poor flow through the heater won't cause high coolant temperature Alan.

Dave's fan has two speeds, as he states in the post you've quoted.

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 17th November 2019, 00:12
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By SD1too
That is a problem, especially when you have four...

That is a problem, especially when you have four cars! ;)
A solar charger is a waste of time on a discharged battery.

OK, an 'off load' measurement tells us very little. What does your voltmeter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th November 2019, 00:05
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Joe, I cannot enlarge your thumbnail photograph....

Joe, I cannot enlarge your thumbnail photograph. Can you post it using another method please?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By SD1too
Automec (http://www.automec.co.uk) have been the...

Automec (http://www.automec.co.uk) have been the leaders in this sort of thing for as long as I can remember Gary.

Simon
Forum: V8 Forum 16th November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By SD1too
It's time to invest in a couple of smart...

It's time to invest in a couple of smart maintenance chargers Chris.

Did you say that the battery voltage when connected to your V8 is 13.0 - 13.5 volts when the ignition key is turned to 'start'?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 17:47
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By SD1too
Hello Fred, It's been discovered that, with...

Hello Fred,

It's been discovered that, with the flywheel/drive plate pin inserted on a correctly timed engine, the rear sprocket marks don't quite align. This isn't a fault and it isn't covered by...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SD1too
From reading RAVE it seems that the caliper...

From reading RAVE it seems that the caliper housing is the sliding part containing the pads.
The caliper carrier is the part bolted to the hub.

The torque wrench settings table actually says...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 12:06
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
I wish I knew Joe! Were diesel 75s sold in...

I wish I knew Joe!

Were diesel 75s sold in Australia?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 09:55
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for repeating the test using the...

Thanks for repeating the test using the instrument pack diagnostics Joe. Unfortunately those results don't make sense. They correspond approximately with the medium speed only of a 3 speed system....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2019, 09:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
I've just re-read that thread and charlie_22...

I've just re-read that thread and charlie_22 actually says the opposite. Here's an extract from his opening post describing that his fan doesn't run after stopping the engine:

Unfortunately he...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 17:09
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
All evidence is potentially useful but on the...

All evidence is potentially useful but on the face of it the "heat soak" condition would not trigger the fan on a 2 speed system. This is because the connection which the ECM earths (UY) to achieve...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 11:32
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By SD1too
You'll need a specific service tool to release...

You'll need a specific service tool to release the shaft nut. I'd recommend that you find a company which repairs automotive air conditioning compressors and give the job to them.

Before you do...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 11:18
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Joe, Can you change to using the instrument...

Joe,

Can you change to using the instrument pack diagnostics to monitor the coolant temperature please. I'd like to check that your Hans system isn't giving you high readings.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 10:51
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
It won't be the flywheel. Simon

It won't be the flywheel.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2019, 09:48
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Car fault diagnosis is certainly unpredictable at...

Car fault diagnosis is certainly unpredictable at the best of times but that's an unexpected discovery. I gave up on clutches decades ago so I have no knowledge of the 75/ZT system or the Tazu but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 19:53
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
The symptoms which Dave is describing are exactly...

The symptoms which Dave is describing are exactly what happens when a system isn't pressurising properly. The cooling effect becomes highly dependent upon road speed and running temperature varies...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 17:35
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By SD1too
Good tools will last for your lifetime Simon, as...

Good tools will last for your lifetime Simon, as well as saving you huge labour costs every time you use them. ;)

Remember that saying: you'll remember the quality long after you've forgotten the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 12:28
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Joe. As Arctic has said, that tells us...

Thanks Joe. As Arctic has said, that tells us that your resistor and fan control system is working.

So, the next time during driving that the temperature reaches 105 degrees, can you stop and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 12:20
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By SD1too
Hi Mike, This might be of assistance. ...

Hi Mike,

This might be of assistance.

My copy of RAVE gives the ECM connector as C0371. Physically this is two connectors which are "incorporated into one main connector". The total number of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Apologies for my confusion Dave. I see that you...

Apologies for my confusion Dave. I see that you have said several times that you have a 2 speed system. Thanks for the correction.

I would urge you to do that yourself but if not, print the MGR...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:29
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
Try starting the engine from cold then...

Try starting the engine from cold then immediately pressing the demist button. Does the fan run then?
Before fitting, did you check the silver resistor for continuity?

A squeal usually indicates...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2019, 09:17
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Why would anyone even consider doing that when an...

Why would anyone even consider doing that when an inexpensive product is available specifically manufactured for the task?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 23:58
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By SD1too
Mike, I had a misfire last year. The MIL...

Mike,

I had a misfire last year. The MIL didn't illuminate. T4 identified no. 5 but that's as far as its diagnosis goes. It simply lists every connector in the circuit and suggests that they're...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By SD1too
But was the ancillary belt tensioner replaced...

But was the ancillary belt tensioner replaced then? That was my question. :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 23:42
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Using a new filter just for the flush has the...

Using a new filter just for the flush has the advantage that there's no used oil in the mix. If you choose this option it would be wise to fill the filter with flushing oil before fitting it since...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th November 2019, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By SD1too
Peter, Always bear in mind that engaging the...

Peter,

Always bear in mind that engaging the air conditioning compressor places a heavy load upon the engine so an increase in noise could be a lot of things, not solely the compressor.

How...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 21:13
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
Kv6

Dave, I think you are referring to the slow speed triggering at 100 increasing to the medium speed at 106, am I right?

There's a problem with your cooling system. It should not need the medium...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 20:00
Replies: 206
Views: 10,561
Posted By SD1too
I've just reviewed your thread and I see that...

I've just reviewed your thread and I see that you've put Wonderweld in your cooling system. :devil:

That suggests that the Wonderweld has seen your thermostat mechanism as something which needs to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 15:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,363
Posted By SD1too
I beg to differ Mike. The slow speed fan should...

I beg to differ Mike. The slow speed fan should run well before 110 degrees is reached.

Dave,

First of all and most importantly, your profile says that you haven't got a car. :duh: If we are to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 14:24
Replies: 206
Views: 10,561
Posted By SD1too
105 degrees is high. The fan should start at 100...

105 degrees is high. The fan should start at 100 degrees.
88 degrees is too low. The thermostat will only just be starting to open then. You should be seeing a stable temperature in the low...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th November 2019, 14:15
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Ancillary drive belt

There are five items for which a torque setting is specified. One of these, the top arm bracket to RH engine mounting, requires 100 Nm. If you're going to do this job to a high standard then it makes...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By SD1too
Your battery's level of charge was too low on a...

Your battery's level of charge was too low on a cold November morning. You need to buy or borrow a mains powered smart charger and charge your battery for at least 24 hours, preferably longer, to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 09:59
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By SD1too
:eek: That means you're driving at 110 mph! Try...

:eek: That means you're driving at 110 mph! Try reducing speed.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
:iagree: Indeed, and the way to remove the...

:iagree:

Indeed, and the way to remove the uncertainty is to do the job yourself. :D Once you have the ancillary belt off you will be able to spin the pulleys and assess their condition and make...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2019, 00:01
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
I question the mechanic's story. I don't believe...

I question the mechanic's story. I don't believe that it is possible to dismantle the pulleys for re-greasing, then reassemble them. These sort of components have for decades been made as disposable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By SD1too
Well done. Exhausts are always a struggle. When...

Well done. Exhausts are always a struggle. When reassembling and after cleaning them up, if you smear the nut and bolt threads with Copper Ease (or equivalent), the next time you need to remove them...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:36
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
I'm not surprised. That is a fantastic story. ...

I'm not surprised. That is a fantastic story.

We've heard your engine running. It's noisy. I think you said that there's been no improvement. So how does he know that the pulleys are not...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:22
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By SD1too
For both exhaust manifolds RAVE says: ...

For both exhaust manifolds RAVE says:

Release exhaust pipe from front rubber mountings.
Remove two bolts securing exhaust pipe to front support bracket.
Remove four nuts securing front pipe...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 18:01
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
You can do that if you wish, yes, but I guarantee...

You can do that if you wish, yes, but I guarantee that the flushing oil will look black whether you have noisy tappets or not. Therefore one flush might be successful and the only way you will know...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2019, 10:04
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
As this is your first experience with Flush Out,...

As this is your first experience with Flush Out, I recommend that you follow the manufacturer's instructions on the carton. From memory they specify something like ten minutes' running.

Yes, but...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 21:11
Replies: 63
Views: 2,122
Posted By SD1too
Yes, sorry Alan. The mix up proves my point...

Yes, sorry Alan. The mix up proves my point nicely! I've corrected my original post.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 19:12
Replies: 63
Views: 2,122
Posted By SD1too
That's true and a very wise move but what about...

That's true and a very wise move but what about the constant 100mA drain you previously reported? :shrug:

By the way, I can't see your pictures. Can you upload them to this forum's image gallery?...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Start by finding a product available in Germany...

Start by finding a product available in Germany then consult the manufacturer's instructions. If you decide to buy Comma Flush Out from the UK then yes, it is supplied in a 5 litre container. This...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By SD1too
:laughing2: I still have a tube, bought...

:laughing2:

I still have a tube, bought years ago, of Girling green mechanical brake grease (https://mullard.org/products/girling-mechanical-brake-grease-25g-pfg101). Have you scoured the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 11:49
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By SD1too
Not all charging devices have this protection...

Not all charging devices have this protection though Jon. Not all manufacturers offer a comprehensive specification either so it can be a struggle to find out. Let the buyer beware!

Unless you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 10:29
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Hello Galambosi, To address possible noisy...

Hello Galambosi,

To address possible noisy hydraulic tappets, drain the oil and refill with flushing oil according to the manufacturer's instructions. In the UK I use Comma 'Flush Out' but I'm...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2019, 09:46
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By SD1too
The highest range you have Ian is 2MΩ but you're...

The highest range you have Ian is 2MΩ but you're extremely unlikely to need that in automotive fault finding! Any reading in the megohm range will suggest an open, or break in the path you're...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:56
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By SD1too
Sorry for jumping in on your replies David. I...

Sorry for jumping in on your replies David. I thought that you were off-line at the time and that Ian might be waiting for an answer. Then we both ended up typing at the same time and unaware of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By SD1too
No, it would be 0.5 ohms. You'll note that the...

No, it would be 0.5 ohms.
You'll note that the 200 ohm range can display tenths of an ohm. It will therefore show a decimal point and you will get a reading of whole ohms and tenths of an ohm.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2019, 17:32
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By SD1too
According to the official-looking sales...

According to the official-looking sales information given, Bremtech Pad Goo can be used on the back and edges of brake pads. With that in mind, why are you doubtful about using it on the edges of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2019, 22:49
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By SD1too
Why? :shrug: Simon

Why? :shrug:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th November 2019, 16:26
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
A philosophical question

I have noticed the following principle, not only in this club, but in others too.

When faced with a choice of diagnoses ranging from reasonably straightforward to virtually stripping and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 14:53
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By SD1too
Yes you can Steve. Open the diesel control box,...

Yes you can Steve. Open the diesel control box, remove a relay of the same physical size and fit it to the car you're working on.
It's only the whole control box assembly which cannot be exchanged...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2019, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By SD1too
Connect an external battery charger for 30 hours...

Connect an external battery charger for 30 hours Mel. As roverbarmy says, your battery is discharged.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:53
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By SD1too
On "mental health" Dave, "reacting normally to an...

On "mental health" Dave, "reacting normally to an abnormal set of circumstances" is how I've seen it described (Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing paraphrased). After your experience, would you agree...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:39
Replies: 47
Views: 1,589
Posted By SD1too
Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of...

Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?

It's always the private motorist who pays.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
That depends Mike on whether "whistles" includes...

That depends Mike on whether "whistles" includes tensioners and idler pulleys. ;) Were they definitely renewed?

Unfortunately that thread is inconclusive.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
From my own experience I'd say that's one of the...

From my own experience I'd say that's one of the following:

Cut(s) in the rubber of the ancillary drive belt.
Worn ancillary belt tensioner and/or idler pulley.
Worn timing belt tensioner...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 21:21
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By SD1too
No David. That's the heater blower motor relay. ...

No David. That's the heater blower motor relay.

Steve,

You don't need to go as far as stripping a complete fan system from another car on the evidence you've presented so far. All you need to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 18:52
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By SD1too
What sort of noise Gareth? Simon

What sort of noise Gareth?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:27
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
Only if hamfisted bodger man has been at them! :D...

Only if hamfisted bodger man has been at them! :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 16:22
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By SD1too
KV6 engine

Hi David,


MG Rover issued a technical bulletin to dealers on the subject of checking the oil level of the KV6 engine. You are quite right that it is permissible to check the level when the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:51
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By SD1too
5W30 is actually listed for the 1.8 non-turbo...

5W30 is actually listed for the 1.8 non-turbo engine but for climates where temperatures fall below minus 30 degrees C. It's therefore not the best choice for the UK! :rolleyes: You are wiser than...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By SD1too
It's very likely Sebastien as I have V527 UNV on...

It's very likely Sebastien as I have V527 UNV on file as belonging to a club member as well as 543 and 568.

I would need the VIN to be sure. Is it readable from the windscreen?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2019, 10:28
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
Earlier this week ... It will be interesting...

Earlier this week ...

It will be interesting to see what happens when this is fitted.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 23:25
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
That's the sort of thing that prevents the system...

That's the sort of thing that prevents the system pressurising properly. I've had similar on my SD1 when a defective brazed joint on the metal expansion tank caused problems. Why don't you fix the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
Yes and I sympathise deeply. However the fact...

Yes and I sympathise deeply. However the fact remains that if the bottom hose is cold there is no circulation. Even though you've replaced the thermostat, if K-Seal :devil: remains in the system it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2019, 20:41
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By SD1too
We need to know why it failed the MOT. No...

We need to know why it failed the MOT. No registration number shown. :duh:

Simon
Forum: Photography Corner 1st November 2019, 20:35
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By SD1too
I think that the coupé is far more rakish than...

I think that the coupé is far more rakish than the saloon. You've made the best purchase possible.

Just look at the design of those rear headrests! :luvya:

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 20:26
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
The bottom hose (the one containing the bleed...

The bottom hose (the one containing the bleed screw) should always feel hot. When it's cold, the thermostat hasn't opened. It sounds as if the K-Seal :devil: is interfering with the thermostat...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 12:36
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By SD1too
I've listened to your helpful video Terry. It...

I've listened to your helpful video Terry. It would be even better if you could open the bonnet and place the microphone closer to the engine. However, it does sound at the moment as if the starter...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 12:21
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By SD1too
And here...

And here (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=1558211&postcount=12) is the correct method of refilling/bleeding a 75/ZT diesel Josh.

To increase your chances of success at the first...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 1st November 2019, 10:04
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By SD1too
Josh; the most likely reason for this is that...

Josh; the most likely reason for this is that your cooling system isn't pressurising probably due to an ineffective seal between two components or, for example, a tiny defect in the radiator. These...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By SD1too
Your thermostat is definitely faulty then. That...

Your thermostat is definitely faulty then. That needs sorting out first because your coolant isn't even reaching 75 degrees C!

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:42
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By SD1too
It looks as though you have rainwater ingress...

It looks as though you have rainwater ingress somewhere or a defective seal allowing damp air in.

I'd suspect air in the cooling system Tom. Here's the MG Rover bleeding procedure for the diesel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2019, 12:23
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
Yes Mike, this was news to me too until Steve...

Yes Mike, this was news to me too until Steve (Arctic) sent me a board from a 2 speed 3 wire system. On this the positive supply has two brushes wired in parallel and one earth brush for the slow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2019, 12:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By SD1too
Tamsin, If you switch on the air...

Tamsin,

If you switch on the air conditioning using the 'Auto' button or, even better, the windscreen demist button, that will ensure that your radiator fan runs continuously which will keep the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th October 2019, 20:53
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
If you're asking about the Engineering Carbon...

If you're asking about the Engineering Carbon Products brushes the answer is yes.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2019, 12:19
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By SD1too
A :ladysman: is in order I think. Thanks for...

A :ladysman: is in order I think.

Thanks for reporting back Thanos.

My explanation for garages not wanting to get involved is quite simply that automatic transmissions are viewed with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th October 2019, 20:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By SD1too
Or the refilling and bleeding procedure used...

Or the refilling and bleeding procedure used beforehand. ;)

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 20:10
Replies: 63
Views: 1,543
Posted By SD1too
That sounds encouraging. :D Simon

That sounds encouraging. :D

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2019, 16:24
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By SD1too
:wot: That's my experience too. They're only...

:wot:
That's my experience too. They're only interested in standard "reconditioning" work with a hefty price tag which is no use when you've already diagnosed the faulty component.

This policy...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By SD1too
Hi Graham, This could be a fault on the...

Hi Graham,

This could be a fault on the K-bus between the LSM (Lighting Switch Module), which controls the rear fog lamps, and the IPK (Instrument Pack) which displays the bulb failure warning.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
I generally dislike crimped joints. It's a...

I generally dislike crimped joints. It's a process adopted for speed rather than reliability and low electrical resistance. My preference is for soldering, particularly when dealing with braided...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th October 2019, 09:24
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By SD1too
It's good to hear of another one surviving Chris....

It's good to hear of another one surviving Chris. :D

It's on my private database of dealer launch cars as previously belonging to another club member who sold it via the forum in February 2017.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th October 2019, 09:20
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
No Joe, it should not start with a jolt or kick...

No Joe, it should not start with a jolt or kick when fitted to the car, neither should it start slowly and build-up speed, but perhaps you should post a sound recording so that we can hear what you...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 23:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By SD1too
My investigation last year John showed that when...

My investigation last year John showed that when belt breakage occurs (and it is rare), it is caused by failure of the tensioner and/or idler pulley bearings. Both John116 and I have shown that the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 22:54
Replies: 89
Views: 2,330
Posted By SD1too
No, low (first) speed. I find that hard to...

No, low (first) speed.

I find that hard to believe. The motor is very powerful. It would take considerable force to stall it. I suspect that the commutator is damaged.

The what? :laughing2:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 22:45
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the update Jay. That doesn't sound...

Thanks for the update Jay. That doesn't sound like a starter motor failure, more like a diesel engine problem and I'm sure that specific advice on that will be offered very quickly.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By SD1too
Yes Jay, I've had a similar experience;...

Yes Jay, I've had a similar experience; intermittent operation of the starter motor. It was worn contacts on the starter solenoid; cheap and easy to repair.

However, just to be sure, I recommend...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
3 wire 2 speed motor for 1.8 engine

Hi Steve,

Thanks very much for the two boards. Royal Mail excelled themselves, the package arrived this afternoon around 4 pm.

A close examination has revealed that two brushes are wired to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 18:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By SD1too
I am very doubtful that the code on which Bob is...

I am very doubtful that the code on which Bob is relying is correct (and I'm pretty sure that I remember the source of his information). This is because the first four digits on my original rear...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 11:28
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By SD1too
Alan, Please can you reduce the size of your...

Alan,

Please can you reduce the size of your photograph. It's so enormous that the thread has become unmanageable on my computer. We can all see the pattern on the belt without the enlargement....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 11:23
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By SD1too
Hello Terry and :welcome: to the club. Thank you...

Hello Terry and :welcome: to the club. Thank you for your honesty and willingness to solve the problem with your engine. We are here to try to help you but unfortunately this thread appears to have...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th October 2019, 10:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By SD1too
Thank you John for posting that evidence. My...

Thank you John for posting that evidence. My belts, from a 1999 Rover 75 with 90,000 miles, were the same. :D

:wot: That's the sensible conclusion Emiel. My careful examination revealed that it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 20:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By SD1too
Steve, There seem to be an awful lot of MG...

Steve,

There seem to be an awful lot of MG Rover specialist garages around these days. :o

They're saying that because they haven't a clue what it is.

Please take note of my reply in your...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By SD1too
Here's the story...

Here's the story (https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=297789) Mario, a leaking water pump, apparently. It first occurred in July and despite helpful advice from forum members,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By SD1too
Hi Tamsin, I don't understand the diagnosis....

Hi Tamsin,

I don't understand the diagnosis. What are the symptoms please? I fear that you might be thinking of scrapping your lovely KV6 unnecessarily. My reasons for asking:


Water pumps...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By SD1too
The link works (unusually for Facebook). It...

The link works (unusually for Facebook).

It has manual air conditioning too and lots of bits stuck onto the interior trim.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 17:38
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By SD1too
Walk away I'd say; blue smoke usually indicates...

Walk away I'd say; blue smoke usually indicates burning oil.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 17:35
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
Thanks Steve. PM sent. Simon

Thanks Steve. PM sent.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 13:08
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By SD1too
I should hope so! Not being a diesel owner,...

I should hope so!
Not being a diesel owner, isn't the problem that engine oil can easily be spilt on the alternator during an oil change?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 11:17
Replies: 30
Views: 1,461
Posted By SD1too
Which of your four cars is this Chris? Let me...

Which of your four cars is this Chris? Let me guess .... the diesel?

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 11:06
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By SD1too
Thanks very much for posting this Richard. It's a...

Thanks very much for posting this Richard. It's a warning to all of us to resist blindly placing our trust (and lives, let's be honest) in people posing as professionals. Choose your garage with the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2019, 09:00
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Steve but I'm still not...

Thanks for the pictures Steve but I'm still not clear how it works with four brushes. Do you have a spare board that you could send to me?

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2019, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By SD1too
Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. One of the many...

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that. One of the many things that extra finance won't change and whilst you're waiting five hours for a letter, another hapless patient is on a trolley in A&E unable to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 17:03
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By SD1too
Rust Richard! At the rear a bolt has to be...

Rust Richard! At the rear a bolt has to be loosened to allow movement to set the toe. You'll need to get out the wire brush and lubricant before taking it back to them.

Simon
Forum: Social Forum 23rd October 2019, 16:57
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By SD1too
Was most of that time spent waiting for your...

Was most of that time spent waiting for your drugs by any chance? ;)

Anyway, it's good to hear that everything's going well for you Neil. Taking it easy is very sensible.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By SD1too
Steve; 82 degrees C is moulded into the upper...

Steve; 82 degrees C is moulded into the upper thermostat casing of a genuine MGR part but it should be ignored. The thermostat inside will definitely not open until 88 degrees. I have tested it.

...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for your helpful post Pete. Since both you...

Thanks for your helpful post Pete. Since both you and Ben are experiencing the same low running temperature, I'm wondering whether the housings are fitted with a thermostat rated at a lower...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 09:10
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
Thanks for the pictures Steve. I have two...

Thanks for the pictures Steve. I have two questions about them.

I can't see a brush in the holder at the eight o'clock position but I do see the braid. Had the brush worn to nothing?
To which...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 09:03
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By SD1too
Les, it's an advisory, in other words an...

Les, it's an advisory, in other words an observation at the tester's discretion. Every vehicle on the road has "slightly worn" brake discs! :rolleyes: That doesn't make them dangerous or, indeed, in...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd October 2019, 08:49
Replies: 24
Views: 785
Posted By SD1too
Hi Steve, What about a 2 speed, 3 wire motor...

Hi Steve,

What about a 2 speed, 3 wire motor fitted to a 1.8 engine? I thought that used only three brushes?

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By SD1too
Believe it or not Steve, the buses on my routes...

Believe it or not Steve, the buses on my routes do exactly that! Some have the stop-start technology and others some kind of dual traction, electric or diesel, where the diesel engine stops when the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SD1too
On a severely corroded nut I think you need to...

On a severely corroded nut I think you need to use Vise Grips/Mole wrench and lots of penetrating fluid. The fitting will be scrap afterwards however.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:30
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By SD1too
Surely not John. :shrug: They are, after all, the...

Surely not John. :shrug: They are, after all, the professionals whereas we are merely part time amateurs.

Ah well, obviously we must forgive and forget because anyone can make a mistake. But what...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 20:22
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By SD1too
Steve, I need your response to my last post to...

Steve, I need your response to my last post to help you with that ...


Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:16
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By SD1too
The numbers forming part of the plastic moulding...

The numbers forming part of the plastic moulding are different from the part number under which the item is sold. Was it supplied in manufacturer's packaging and labelled PEM 101050? The two genuine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 20:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SD1too
If I understand the term correctly, brake pipe...

If I understand the term correctly, brake pipe spanners are enclosed tools designed to fit bleed nipples. What you have there is a standard hexagon nut with a pipe through the middle of it. If an...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 19:48
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By SD1too
OK. I have no experience of DMGRS but I know that...

OK. I have no experience of DMGRS but I know that E Car Parts of Sandy, Bedfordshire is an X-Part dealer because I bought my last thermostat from them. :}

What method are you using to measure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By SD1too
Shaun, Book a T4 session at Soul's of Olney....

Shaun,

Book a T4 session at Soul's of Olney.

Simon
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:21
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By SD1too
Given that they are in unserviceable condition,...

Given that they are in unserviceable condition, use any method which works, including penetrating oil (PlusGas or equivalent).

No.

Simon
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2019, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By SD1too
Sorry Mike, that is incorrect. Steve's fan is...

Sorry Mike, that is incorrect. Steve's fan is working normally. It starts running at 100 degrees and stops at 96.

Steve, did you make this observation with the expansion tank cap removed as the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By SD1too
That's normal and suggests that the side of the...

That's normal and suggests that the side of the dipstick which is bone dry is the true reading. The dipstick is notoriously difficult to read. Add 1.0 litre, drive the car then repeat the reading.
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By SD1too
Paul; based on my experience my advice is as...

Paul; based on my experience my advice is as follows:

If you can find one, buy the improved thermostat housing with the three supporting legs. Otherwise, as Stocktake says, don't use unbranded...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 21st October 2019, 17:28
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By SD1too
So you haven't adopted the MG Rover dipstick...

So you haven't adopted the MG Rover dipstick reading procedure I provided for you in post no. 5. May I ask why?

Simon
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