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#241 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 03:58 PM

Local place, same place i always use unless its a mot as he does'nt do them. Mechanic chap used to work for Land Rover so is used to the engine in the Freelander.



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

A lot won't warrant the clutch if you don't swap the CSC at the same time. Probably budget for another crank end seal as well, if its slightly weeping its not worth cutting a corner there.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:34 PM

Not that Id want you to divulge it, but I would be interested to know how much the clutch/slave/master change all cost to compare it to the quote I will be getting from my local garage.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:58 AM

I have this back now and a lighter wallet :)

New clutch is in, lighter and better it is too. Caliper was rebuilt so that saved a few quid. Reverse lights and parking sensors now work too. New bit of loom added from  scrap car and some dodgy wiring fixed on the back lights. Waft me up scotty!

I started adding up all the costs on this last night, stopped and had a strong lager i had bought before it cost more that the clutch replacement  :mrgreen:


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Took it out for a drive yesterday.

What a splendid thing, hopefully I'll have one on my drive shortly.

 

Quicker the better! 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Glad to hear that you have it back.

I try to avoid the old mathematics thing with my fleet, "man-maths" produces a more accurate* figure I find.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

At the local garden centre at the weekend. Is this not where all 75s live at the weekend? :mrgreen:

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:06 AM

That is a smashing colour :)
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

At the local garden centre at the weekend. Is this not were all 75s live at the weekend?☺

Thats a really nice colour.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:12 AM

Glad to hear that you have it back.

I try to avoid the old mathematics thing with my fleet, "man-maths" produces a more accurate* figure I find.

Yeh I agree, I would not like to add up the amount I have spent on the Jag in the past 3 months alone... I'll just pretend its about £200 quid. lol.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:13 AM

Seafrost blue, i think only 745 were made. Machine polished it the other week. Looks clean in the picture but there is 3 weeks of dust on it, normally it shines better.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Seafrost blue, i think only 745 were made. Machine polished it the other week. Looks clean in the picture but there is 3 weeks of dust on it, normally it shines better.

Thats really nice. Probs the best colour.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

Ski blue is nice too. Mine looks really blue until its parked next to say a wedgewood blue then it looks more green.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

It was on duty this weekend. Bride loved it, and it was a chatting point at the reception. One chaps mate used to sell them, and another now wants one.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:24 PM

Looks spot on there. I was at a wedding a few weeks ago and I thought that the 75 would make excellent transport.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

Women as a rule won't be seen dead in a 75. Therefore turning up as the groom in one makes that statement that you WON'T change your ways now your married. You WILL continue to embarrass them.
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

Nobody I have spoken to objects to mine in any way shape or form. My wife approved of mine right from the start!
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

Most people don't see the doomed badge, they just see an elegant older car.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

Women as a rule won't be seen dead in a 75. Therefore turning up as the groom in one makes that statement that you WON'T change your ways now your married. You WILL continue to embarrass them.

It was the bride i took to the church in it, she loved it  :-D



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:30 AM

Most people don't see the doomed badge, they just see an elegant older car.

Or think its a Jag. I stopped around the corner from the hotel to clean the flies off the front. Old boy says nice old jag mate  :mrgreen:


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

It was the bride i took to the church in it, she loved it :-D


Point proven! LOL
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I wanted to offer my old S type out for Weddings since it was Silver it really did look the part. I sold it to a guy who was going to do the same thing, except he just ran it into the ground instead. The 75 really does look good!


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:46 AM

Sticking caliper has been replaced now, started sticking again.

Got some time last night to look at the rear lights. For ages one bulb as been out but the bulb is ok. Kerbside top bulb. I thought it was down to water in the lights, so i replaced the lights with some MG7 ones. This fixed the issue for about two days. Couple of the connector pins on the loom looked rusty so i cleaned these.

The bulb only has one filament. This bulb works as should when the brakes are pressed, but when the lights are on it does not light up. It always works as a brake light. I am lost, i thought for a bulb to work as two things is had to have two filaments? 

I have caravan electrics on the car as well. What do i need to do to get to the bottom of this?


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:01 AM

Oldcars, you need a methodical approach and patience. You will then solve the problem. Work your way back from the bulb until you find the source of supply. Don't forget to check the earth connection.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

There is one bulb for taillight and one for brake light (in each cluster).  They don't use dual-filament bulbs.

 

There is however a "clever" BMW feature that will illuminate the brakelight bulb at a lower intensity* if the tailight one has failed.

 

I suspect this is the heart of your issue - once you get the proper tailight bulb (and the brakelight) working, all will be well.

 

 

 

*fairly sure this uses pulse width modulation - like some Corsas and Vectras - which is indeed a way of using one bulb with a single filament for tail and stop.  The difference here is it only does it in "emergency" not as a matter of course(a)


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:12 AM

There is one bulb for taillight and one for brake light (in each cluster).  They don't use dual-filament bulbs.

 

There is however a "clever" BMW feature that will illuminate the brakelight bulb at a lower intensity if the tailight one has failed.

 

I suspect this is the heart of your issue - once you get the proper tailight bulb working, all will be well.

Thanks, i understand but have no idea how i go about fixing this. I think i firstly need to find out what is meant to work when, on these MG7 lights. I have a feeling its a wiring issue as the same thing happened on the standard rear lights. If i wiggled the connector it fixed itself, but this no longer is a quick fix.



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

A beard on the R75 forums tried squeezing the bulb holders (bulbs out, obvs) to make them a better contact.

 

I'm not familiar with the Mg7 lights but I imagine they are the same in everything but appearance.

 

You need to get the "proper" taillights working - also not sure if it applies to R75, but many canbus systems will stop power to a circuit if there's too much current draw - so make sure you have the right bulbs in the right places and no short circuits.

 

Also - everything here points to the possibility of an earth problem.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:37 AM

Will both sides be earthed? This could be the issue as im sure this all started when i replaced the foam backing on the lights due to a leak years back. I cannot remember this side having an earth.

 

Could the connections be the issue as i am sure all the bulbs are ok.

 

This is the bit i cut off a scrap car a few weeks back so i could play without braking anything. Two of the pins are rusty but i have cleaned them up the best i can on the car.

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

Both sides are earthed through the connector - the black wires go back to earth points E10 and E11 - unfortunately I can't find a diagram for where they are - but will be in the boot somewhere.

 

Also you have just reminded me of a Volvo 360 I used to have.  The indicators used to blow a fuse every now and again - it was infuriating - until I figured out that it happened in wet weather because the trailer socket was filling with water on longer trips in the wet and shorting out the system.  Might be worth a look?   


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:08 AM

Super cheers. I know the earth is fine and clean then as it was looked at the other day. 

Looks like this is just going to be a case of checking everything. Towing electrics are all well as i towed the caravan the other week and all caravan lights were spot on.






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