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Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2019, 22:11
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By BigRuss
The window seals are a lousy design that traps...

The window seals are a lousy design that traps the dirt in the seal.
Fitted two new front glasses to a customers car, spent over an hour cleaning out the seals so there wasn't a trace of grit, a few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 20:43
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By BigRuss
Yes still got a good one for you, look forward to...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th February 2019, 11:43
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By BigRuss
It can be a problem getting really good quality...

It can be a problem getting really good quality cases. What we've found with buying them is that you'll find a seller who does decent ones, but when you buy a second batch from them the quality of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th February 2019, 09:33
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By BigRuss
If you change wheel sizes and keep the standard...

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

The only wheel size that changes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 12th February 2019, 20:39
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By BigRuss
The Auto 160bhp tune that I use is both very...

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

Far smoother than the manual 160 tunes ;)
If you're interested drop me a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th February 2019, 13:24
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By BigRuss
It's because someone at sometime has fitted a...

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

Seen this many times, the longer bolt punches a hole through to the inside of the rocker box...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 9th February 2019, 19:07
Replies: 54
Views: 2,257
Posted By BigRuss
I certainly wouldn't be getting rid of that 620...

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

I know you dislike the 180 and unless one of the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th February 2019, 19:25
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BigRuss
If you'd to drop me a p.m. I should be able to...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st January 2019, 21:38
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By BigRuss
They are still available new ;) Part number...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2019, 14:17
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By BigRuss
Ah yes Steve, forgot V8's have the added armour...

Ah yes Steve, forgot V8's have the added armour to the lock ;)
To be honest I've never had reason to change one on a V8, but I think it might be the same it's just the armour under it that makes it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th January 2019, 13:21
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By BigRuss
It's not configured to the car, basically it's...

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

You can swap it over without any problems ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2019, 15:38
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it's the law, carry one around in my bag...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd January 2019, 02:47
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By BigRuss
The cause of the none starting was caused by a...

The cause of the none starting was caused by a lack of power to the crank, cam, egr and maf sensors which all share a common feed ;)
This was bourne out by the fault codes that I read from the ECU...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd January 2019, 12:46
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By BigRuss
Good to hear that it's all sorted Ken, and...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd January 2019, 12:16
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I can sort one out for you, if you'd like to...

Yes I can sort one out for you, if you'd like to send me a p.m. with a contact number I'll be happy to answer any questions and sort out a suitable appointment.
The only thing I don't do is cut the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th January 2019, 00:05
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By BigRuss
I'm afraid you normally can't manually close it...

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

The only way to close it manually is to remove the motor from...
Forum: Social Forum 18th January 2019, 21:01
Replies: 68
Views: 2,745
Posted By BigRuss
Very sorry to hear this, our thoughts are with...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th January 2019, 23:40
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By BigRuss
You could enquire at your nearest friendly Ford...

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

Other V8 owners have taken their cars to them in the past as their equipment does talk to the ECU unlike...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th January 2019, 21:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By BigRuss
The Tourer went into volume production in the...

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

Mine is 217005 built 08/06/01 which was pre volume production...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th January 2019, 16:24
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By BigRuss
The ABS light will only go off if the fault is...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th January 2019, 23:30
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By BigRuss
The likely cause of the MIL light is the...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th January 2019, 22:57
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By BigRuss
If the battery was completely flat then a "smart"...

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

To charge a completely flat battery you need a normal battery...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th December 2018, 10:00
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By BigRuss
It does sound like it has been for a swim at some...

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

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

Drop me a p.m....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By BigRuss
Yes "Have I the Right" launched their career,...

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

Always enjoyed their...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 21:48
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By BigRuss
Oh yes they do, it was an option on the S60 and...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th December 2018, 01:15
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By BigRuss
Volvo definitely, reliable extremely well...

Volvo definitely, reliable extremely well designed and very easy to work on.
The S60 and V70's are solid, don't rust and the diesels are very economical for a 2.4 ;)
All original parts are...
Forum: Social Forum 25th December 2018, 15:45
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By BigRuss
Happy Christmas

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2018, 15:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By BigRuss
There is a possibility of another alternative to...

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

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th December 2018, 15:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By BigRuss
The Diesel models bleed themselves just about,...

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

I'm fitting an...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th December 2018, 17:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By BigRuss
He should have been able to find it it's on the...

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


Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 18:27
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By BigRuss
The stanchions are different I'm afraid ;) The...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 17th December 2018, 13:09
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By BigRuss
It's a very easy conversion to do, all you need...

It's a very easy conversion to do, all you need is a pair of LHD stanchions from a set of non powerfold bullet mirrors and swap them over literally takes a few minutes.
Take off the plastic cover...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th December 2018, 14:28
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By BigRuss
Looks like it's just the laptop with LandRover...

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

If it's setup as a Landy one...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th December 2018, 18:02
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By BigRuss
The fuses in the passenger compartment fusebox is...

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

The fuse for the FBH is in the underbonnet fusebox...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By BigRuss
Most of the aftermarket ones are 1.5 - 3KW and...

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

I'd want one from a reputable...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 03:16
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By BigRuss
Jatco was founded by Nissan ;) Mazda were...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 03:06
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By BigRuss
The cam sensor on the diesel is only used for...

The cam sensor on the diesel is only used for starting once the engine is running it's no longer needed. ;)
It's only there to initially time the injectors, you can safely unplug it with the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th December 2018, 02:51
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By BigRuss
Yes there has been some failures if the wrong...

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

It all depends on firstly the condition of the head and block face, secondly and most importantly the liner hieghts.
If the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th December 2018, 13:04
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By BigRuss
Because INA are the original OEM manufacturer ;) ...

Because INA are the original OEM manufacturer ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 18:13
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By BigRuss
Doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't...

Doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't changed it, because the pulley bolt that holds it on to the tensioner can become slack. ;)
There was a bulletin about this happening, it advised that...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By BigRuss
Thank you Gary, you're welcome enjoyed sorted it...

Thank you Gary, you're welcome enjoyed sorted it out Yes one of those strange ones that fortunately I've come across before. Suspected what was causing the problem, but not which bit was causing the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th December 2018, 00:44
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
The only sensor that could fail that would effect...

The only sensor that could fail that would effect the Rev counter reading then would be the crank sensor and if this were to fail the engine would not start, or if it failed while running the engine...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th December 2018, 12:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By BigRuss
Both VIS motors were working ok when I checked...

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

Think it's the move from having 160 diesel with plenty of torque to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 10:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By BigRuss
Car manufacturers don't make ATF, or Coolant they...

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

There's a lot of...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th December 2018, 01:34
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
As Harry says above the Anti trap is fitted to...

As Harry says above the Anti trap is fitted to the drivers side window only.
The problem with enabling the others with TOAF is that that safety feature isn't there on the other windows and could...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2018, 14:33
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
Easiest way to check the wiring is to warm up the...

Easiest way to check the wiring is to warm up the car first so it's got some heat that would normally show up on the guage then just plug in your spare ECU, switch the ignition on, if the temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th December 2018, 12:45
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
There is no difference in the operation of the...

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



I think that you haven't quite grasped the way the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 17:25
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
The terms EMS (engine management system) and ECM...

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

It's easy if you understand how the data systems work ;)
The ECM receives the ambient temperature...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 14:27
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By BigRuss
I'm sorry Simon but you are incorrect. Why then...

I'm sorry Simon but you are incorrect.
Why then does replacing the EMS ECU correct the problems?
I have a pile of ECU's with this exact problem, it's failure of the Can-bus controller within the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 5th December 2018, 14:05
Replies: 33
Views: 1,758
Posted By BigRuss
If your "new" key is fitted with a new blank...

If your "new" key is fitted with a new blank transponder then unless they have access to additional equipment then they wouldn't be able to enable it.
T4 can't programme them as it can't access the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th December 2018, 21:38
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By BigRuss
Don't assume because it's a CDTI or a later car...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th November 2018, 20:43
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By BigRuss
Putting in a foreign EWS can cause all sorts of...

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

For example you could end up with a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th November 2018, 10:34
Replies: 39
Views: 14,461
Posted By BigRuss
Sounds like someone has possibly put an ECU from...

Sounds like someone has possibly put an ECU from a Freelander in it.
That would explain a lot of the problems that you're experiencing and it'll only be producing 110PS, the Freelander tune in a 75...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 27th November 2018, 17:47
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By BigRuss
We have no information that it would cause...

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

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 21:11
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By BigRuss
To check if the wiring is there in the car take...

To check if the wiring is there in the car take out the grommet from the A Pillar carrying the wiring for the doors.
On the car side of the connector if there is a plain orange and an orange and red...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 15:47
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By BigRuss
As Brian says someone has most likely been in the...

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

If it was a petrol model I'd suggest the passenger side first. Just had to this on...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th November 2018, 12:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By BigRuss
There are actually 3 service intervals oil,...

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

The Time service is indicated by a small clock symbol that comes on in the lower display when the ignition is first switched on....
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 26th November 2018, 10:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By BigRuss
You're thinking L series not M47 all the...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th November 2018, 12:11
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By BigRuss
It certainly does Dave, I remember getting the...

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

IIRC the rear engine mount was indeed different but I seem to remember it wasn't too much of a problem, think you...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 11:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigRuss
Pagid are owned by TMD Friction who were acquired...

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

Make of that what you will.

Pity Unipart are no longer supplying parts, and discs and pads are now getting hard to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 10:33
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By BigRuss
A distinct possibility is a bad connection to the...

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

This usually happens when other stuff has been plugged in to it....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2018, 02:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By BigRuss
:eek: I wouldn't use them either, not when...

:eek:

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

Mind at least you got 10,000 miles out of them unlike the customers car I've just done where I had to...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd November 2018, 21:30
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By BigRuss
The NNW number should be on the white sticker...

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

Have you cleaned out the boost pressure sensor on the side of the manifold, you can't remove it without removing the inlet...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2018, 12:00
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By BigRuss
If they've supplied a petrol fan then you'll have...

If they've supplied a petrol fan then you'll have to swap the wiring between the control box and the car from your old fan as well as using the PCB.
(Petrol fans don't have a PCB and are wired...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st November 2018, 00:35
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By BigRuss
No there's one on the opposite side just under...

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

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2018, 22:10
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By BigRuss
Yes sounds like it could be a cam sensor issue,...

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

Have had one though where the ECU had failed. Once it got over a certain temperature it would cut out and then wouldn't start...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2018, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By BigRuss
Yes thought at first they were interfering too,...

Yes thought at first they were interfering too, but they only gave them the opportunity to be able to get out.
The penguins still had to work out the path to safety themselves. Not sure they all...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 14:57
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By BigRuss
Yes I know it is pretty rubblish, they could have...

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

The thing is on other vehicle applications that use the same ECU they don't need to be...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2018, 13:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By BigRuss
The 1.8 and V6 models of our cars do have a...

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

Due to the poor design of the location...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 22:39
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By BigRuss
It's almost unheard of for an automatic gearbox...

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

If it hasn't had any previously then I'd be checking first that the cables are moving the selector on the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 22:28
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By BigRuss
It's either the CD changer or it could be the...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 20:08
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By BigRuss
It could be the condition of the rims thats...

It could be the condition of the rims thats causing a slow leak, if it's an original Viva (1963-1979) and not one of the new ones and it's on standard wheels you should be able to fit inner tubes if...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2018, 19:55
Replies: 54
Views: 2,568
Posted By BigRuss
The correct torque required would depend on if...

The correct torque required would depend on if the bolt was used, condition of the threads, if any lubrication was used and also the grade of bolt.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2018, 15:26
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By BigRuss
There's plenty out there running on a wing and a...

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

Brian is right though, a lot of our cars, like it or not are coming to the end of their...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2018, 20:07
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By BigRuss
Is the central locking working as it should? ...

Is the central locking working as it should?

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th November 2018, 11:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BigRuss
It most likely won't be the ones the the Autobox...

It most likely won't be the ones the the Autobox ECU it's more likely to be the connectors in the engine bay, especially the one just above the gearbox where the Autobox loom connects to the main...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 22:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BigRuss
Also carefully look at the wiring where it goes...

Also carefully look at the wiring where it goes into the connectors, have come across more than one where although the wiring looks intact but upon closer examination the wire has fractured...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 20:50
Replies: 54
Views: 2,568
Posted By BigRuss
As Andy said above you'll need a 1/4 drive socket...

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

You may find it useful when you're putting them back in to use a...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 14:23
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By BigRuss
You can hardly call Halfords professional members...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2018, 01:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By BigRuss
The filter in question was completely chocked it...

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

On our cars the ECU will not allow the injectors to fire if the fuel pressure...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2018, 17:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By BigRuss
That's really good news, glad to hear you've got...

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

So the fuel filter was the problem, no wonder you are angry with the mechanic who diagnosed otherwise.
Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th November 2018, 12:50
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By BigRuss
Later cars weren't fitted with them the rubber...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th November 2018, 00:56
Replies: 27
Views: 1,240
Posted By BigRuss
I bought a non running 75 diesel auto a few years...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th November 2018, 22:20
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By BigRuss
Cutting the connectors off and soldering isn't...

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

Usually all that's needed is to unplug and plug them in s few...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By BigRuss
I've connected and disconnected the batteries on...

I've connected and disconnected the batteries on these cars literally hundreds of times and have never had any issues.
The problem only seems to happen when using booster packs or jump starting.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 16:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By BigRuss
The last couple I had were caused by AA/RAC ;) ...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th November 2018, 15:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By BigRuss
I've really lost count of the many instrument...

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

Then the instrument...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th November 2018, 13:48
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By BigRuss
It's definitely not Walnut or as others have...

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

If it's Grey/Green in colour it sounds like a dark oak Steering wheel that's degraded in the sun, it's a very common occurrence....
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th November 2018, 13:37
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By BigRuss
The torque figure for the top nut doesn't have to...

The torque figure for the top nut doesn't have to be exact it just needs to be tight.
It doesn't have that much effect on bearing, they fail because they're a poor design that's not sealed against...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd November 2018, 02:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By BigRuss
As Andy says the torque of the diesel especially...

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

Are the Vis motors working ok, because that can make a big difference if they're not...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st November 2018, 00:44
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By BigRuss
We're certainly cheaper than £150 ;) The remap...

We're certainly cheaper than £150 ;)
The remap can be applied by sending you ECU via post if sent royal mail special delivery, it arrives before 1pm the 160 remap applied and sent back by return...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2018, 22:11
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By BigRuss
Seen a few new aftermarket drop links that have a...

Seen a few new aftermarket drop links that have a couple of spot welds holding the rod to the ball joints.
If yours are the same it's the probable reason for them breaking if your shocks are ok ;)...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2018, 20:19
Replies: 41
Views: 2,935
Posted By BigRuss
Time to get that R8 sorted and on the road, it's...

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th October 2018, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By BigRuss
I do the postal upgrade, always have done ;) ...

I do the postal upgrade, always have done ;)

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

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 12:43
Replies: 57
Views: 2,244
Posted By BigRuss
On some it's a full tank depending on model year,...

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

That's why it's essential...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 12:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,244
Posted By BigRuss
I see nothing has been mentioned about the issue...

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

If it's been adjusted...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th October 2018, 11:05
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By BigRuss
One of the common failings on our cars, I've done...

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

Yes it's handy to have a couple of clips and make sure you get the proper...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th October 2018, 23:43
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By BigRuss
Just done this on a KV6 by using a couple of...

Just done this on a KV6 by using a couple of dishwasher tablets.
I certainly wouldn't leave them in for a few days, just bring it up to temperature and leave it running for about half an hour.
Then...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 16:53
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By BigRuss
If you need one quickly I've got a spare, if...

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

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 16:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By BigRuss
Bosal UK that made the original exhausts for our...

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

There are exhausts made/marketed by the Bosal parent company but they aren't the same spec or shape although they...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2018, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By BigRuss
Doing the intake mod on the diesel does...

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

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

We've tested all at one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 14:02
Replies: 70
Views: 3,129
Posted By BigRuss
They've already got rid of the subsidies on Cat 2...

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

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2018, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By BigRuss
As Mike says above fit an original Pierburg pump...

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

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

I've seen aftermarket...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th October 2018, 00:36
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By BigRuss
It may be as simple as corrosion in the...

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

If you undo and lift the fuse box then unlatch and replace them all a couple of times it might do the trick.
I've...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2018, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By BigRuss
Good to hear you got your badge without too many...

Good to hear you got your badge without too many problems Harry.
Unfortunately if you're being assessed by your local council the eligibility criteria can be different from council to council and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2018, 13:06
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By BigRuss
Yes if you'd like to pop up, drop me a message. I...

Yes if you'd like to pop up, drop me a message. I can give the car a health check on T4 at the same time, and you'll certainly enjoy your drive home ;)
Alternatively, if you wish to send your ECU by...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 11th October 2018, 18:57
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By BigRuss
Model years on most manufacturers can be the year...

Model years on most manufacturers can be the year after they're built.
My tourer was built June 2001 but is a 2002 model
and my Volvo S60 was built in 2006 but is a 2007 model. ;)

Russ.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 10th October 2018, 00:07
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By BigRuss
I'm sorry to disagree but Andy is correct, on...

I'm sorry to disagree but Andy is correct, on every single diesel we've seen (which must be in the 1000's) the fan runs when the Aircon is set to Auto.

It will start to run as soon as the ignition...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2018, 14:10
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By BigRuss
That's correct but it's only needed on later...

That's correct but it's only needed on later cars, earlier cars already have the wiring in place ;)

Always best to check your Vin to see if it's needed or which link kit to fit as there are two...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2018, 23:21
Replies: 29
Views: 1,928
Posted By BigRuss
Sad News Eric Allen (Riclin)

It is with great sadness to inform the club of the passing of Eric Allen (Riclin) following a long struggle with Cancer on Friday morning.

He was an active member of the Club, as is his son Mike...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th October 2018, 09:41
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By BigRuss
They do understeer quite a bit, but if you back...

They do understeer quite a bit, but if you back off on the accelerator they do the opposite, they tend to oversteer ;)

If you get it just right it'll help take you round the corner ;)

It took...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th October 2018, 09:28
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By BigRuss
The thick orange and slate coloured wire is not...

The thick orange and slate coloured wire is not connected at the under bonnet fusebox end so it's not live.
There's a vacant slot in one of the connectors on the underside of the fusebox that it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 2nd October 2018, 09:16
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By BigRuss
Ravinder if yours needs any I have some spares...

Ravinder if yours needs any I have some spares here ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 28th September 2018, 21:30
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By BigRuss
If your cooling fan isn't working it will whoop...

If your cooling fan isn't working it will whoop when you're stationary ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2018, 12:05
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By BigRuss
Not sure about the Freelander but I know the...

Not sure about the Freelander but I know the front door catches from the Mini One are the same ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th September 2018, 19:07
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it sounds like your ECU has succumbed to the...

Yes it sounds like your ECU has succumbed to the water ingress.

If you'd like to send me a PM I'll be happy to sort it out for you.

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2018, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By BigRuss
The Rev counter won't read correctly if you use a...

The Rev counter won't read correctly if you use a diesel ipk on a petrol model, you will also get an err instead of the trip mileage as it won't contain the correct vin and mileage. ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2018, 12:07
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By BigRuss
Sounds like you may have single point entry...

Sounds like you may have single point entry enabled if the first press of the remote just opens the drivers door.

This can be changed on T4 so that all the doors open with a single press of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2018, 11:42
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By BigRuss
Good to hear from you Andrew, and glad to hear...

Good to hear from you Andrew, and glad to hear the yellow peril is still going strong :D

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2018, 23:18
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By BigRuss
If the bolt is not tight enough, over a period of...

If the bolt is not tight enough, over a period of time it will wear the hole that the ball joint fits into oval.

Then no amount of tightening it up will help, the only option then is a replacement...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2018, 23:12
Replies: 8
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Views: 657
Posted By BigRuss
The mylar ribbon has an embedded chip, these can...

The mylar ribbon has an embedded chip, these can degrade and have microfractures which are impossible to repair.
Sometimes though it's down to the soldered connection between the ribbon and the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th September 2018, 01:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By BigRuss
Don't think they'll be able to do it as the...

Don't think they'll be able to do it as the eeprom will need to be recoded ;)

It's not just a case of putting it on T4, it needs other equipment and the virgin files to reprogramme it ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th September 2018, 21:36
Replies: 29
Views: 2,354
Posted By BigRuss
Yes totally agree with you, I always thought it...

Yes totally agree with you, I always thought it would be electronic components and good diagnostic support that would kill off the 75 and ZT which is why I got involved in T4 diagnostics.

But it...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 13th September 2018, 23:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By BigRuss
You can't do without the tuner otherwise you...

You can't do without the tuner otherwise you won't get the radio or indeed any sound from the system, the TV is part of the Video module in the boot ( video on the left of the boot, tuner is to the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th September 2018, 23:36
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By BigRuss
I've tried all 3 standard mk1 headlamp types and...

I've tried all 3 standard mk1 headlamp types and the normal projectors with decent bulbs are by far the best.

The Xenon projectors with the standard HIDs are the worst of them all, the light...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th September 2018, 11:50
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By BigRuss
It was only fitted to diesels the idea is that it...

It was only fitted to diesels the idea is that it adds more mass to the mount to help with vibration ;)

Don't know why the new mounts should be taller than the originals unless somehow the old one...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 7th September 2018, 21:44
Replies: 33
Views: 2,972
Posted By BigRuss
My daily driver has passed it's last 3 MOTs that...

My daily driver has passed it's last 3 MOTs that I've had since owning the car with only 1 advisory and that was only for a screw in the tyre tread that didn't puncture the tyre ;)

Not bad for a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th September 2018, 21:46
Replies: 53
Views: 5,342
Posted By BigRuss
They have been known to snap but it isn't common...

They have been known to snap but it isn't common fortunately.
There's been another couple of members on here that it's happened to ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th September 2018, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By BigRuss
Hi and welcome, to the club. Yes for Rovers...

Hi and welcome, to the club.

Yes for Rovers you need RDS 5.06 it does Landrover too unlike 7.06 which only does Landrover so there's no real need to dual boot unless you really want to ;)

You...
Forum: Social Forum 4th September 2018, 19:40
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By BigRuss
The Stat usually trips because of a partial...

The Stat usually trips because of a partial blockage of the condenser tube, does it on mine from time to time.

Bit of a Pita but removing the conderser tube and removing the blockage usually does...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2018, 19:30
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By BigRuss
The brackets on the back of the seats are only...

The brackets on the back of the seats are only fitted if the car originally had a load cover with net, cars with the plain load cover don't normally have them fitted ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2018, 19:23
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By BigRuss
Yes the original tune can usually be re-applied...

Yes the original tune can usually be re-applied using T4 ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th September 2018, 10:18
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By BigRuss
Yes it will fit, ideally if you're fitting a load...

Yes it will fit, ideally if you're fitting a load over with a net, you will need the additional brackets that go on the rear seat backrest, so that you can use the net with the rear seats folded ;)
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th August 2018, 23:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By BigRuss
Meyle stuff for the Volvo suspension and engine...

Meyle stuff for the Volvo suspension and engine mounts are often Lemforder who supply Volvo, don't know about the 75 droplinks but if they are they'll be decent ones ;)

The original black...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2018, 23:22
Replies: 47
Views: 3,452
Posted By BigRuss
The buying public had lost it's faith in anything...

The buying public had lost it's faith in anything to do with what was BL/Austin Rover because the models were atrocious I know I had quite a few of them and they were awful. There was a bit of a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 28th August 2018, 22:32
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By BigRuss
Yes they seem ok have one on mine and have fitted...

Yes they seem ok have one on mine and have fitted the same box to the diesels too, it's the same pipe diameter ;)

You just need a normal exhaust u clamp can't remember the size offhand though.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2018, 10:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By BigRuss
They only put the sticker on the facelift models...

They only put the sticker on the facelift models ;)

The second IAT sensor was added in addition to the one in the MAF to help balance out the air intake temperature values for the ECU as the MAF...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th August 2018, 10:02
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By BigRuss
You may have to re-tap the threads for the anti...

You may have to re-tap the threads for the anti roll bar bush brackets into the subframe, but otherwise it's pretty straightforward.

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 23rd August 2018, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By BigRuss
The smaller one is for cruise control, the other...

The smaller one is for cruise control, the other larger plug is for traction control, nothing to do with the parking sensors ;)

The black plug in the boot is the parking sensor power lead, it also...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st August 2018, 16:23
Replies: 131
Views: 10,413
Posted By BigRuss
Ken maybe you'd like to explain why Steveos Vin...

Ken maybe you'd like to explain why Steveos Vin also appeared in your car's ECU when you sold it.

The guy who bought from you it brought it here to get a health check on his way back home from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th August 2018, 20:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By BigRuss
Not on a diesel it won't, 99% of the cars I see...

Not on a diesel it won't, 99% of the cars I see have the self same fault and are all running perfectly.

I'm more surprised if I don't see it ;)

Russ
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th August 2018, 17:34
Replies: 46
Views: 7,316
Posted By BigRuss
I'm still here Steve, services as per my...

I'm still here Steve, services as per my signature ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 12th August 2018, 16:14
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By BigRuss
Yes you've always been able to reuse the SRS ECUs...

Yes you've always been able to reuse the SRS ECUs on our cars. Just needs to be the same type as the original.

You'll get an SRS warning lamp if it's not the same configuration, but that's easily...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 8th August 2018, 01:40
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By BigRuss
Good news is that if you've been using the key it...

Good news is that if you've been using the key it shouldn't be deadlocked ;)

Find something that you can slip between the door frame and either hook one of the interior door handles and pull or...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 6th August 2018, 14:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By BigRuss
The MGZT 160 V6 was launched in Jan 2001, both...

The MGZT 160 V6 was launched in Jan 2001, both the Rover and MG 1.8 T models weren't launched until 2003.

The problem with quoting data from Rave and other MGR publications is that it often can...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 4th August 2018, 10:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By BigRuss
The very slight difference in the final drive...

The very slight difference in the final drive ratios quoted are just a result of the tyre size differences.

The gearbox itself is identical between the two cars. MG Rover didn't have the finances...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd August 2018, 20:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By BigRuss
And how Simon do you get faster acceleration on a...

And how Simon do you get faster acceleration on a 160 V6 with less power and the same gearbox ratios and final drive ratio as the 177?

The answer is you don't!!! It's impossible

Those figures...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2018, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By BigRuss
The subframes on both are the same and will fit...

The subframes on both are the same and will fit but the subframe bushes are different ;)

Russ
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2018, 21:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By BigRuss
MGR detuned the KV6 for the ZT160 to bring it...

MGR detuned the KV6 for the ZT160 to bring it into a lower company car bracket than it would have been at 177 ;)
It makes quite a bit of difference to the acceleration and top end.

We do the same...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 2nd August 2018, 18:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By BigRuss
I often leave my computer on but I'm not...

I often leave my computer on but I'm not necessarily sat at it, although it says I'm online ;)

Have sent you a reply tony ;)

Russ
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