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  • bryan young replied to the topic 'Coolant type' in the forum.

    You should only top up with coolant, not water and not Tap water either!!!!! use ready mixed coolant as it is easier. I would suggest if you have been using just water for topping up for 18 months, then drain the lot out and refill with ready mixed OAT coolant (pinky orange colour) you will need 10 litres to refill the system and make sure you bleed at all three bleed points, 1. radiator, 2. heater matrix and 3. the cooling rail on the engine. make sure heater is set to full hot before draining and refilling.

    good plan to also replace the cap on the expansion bottle, with an OEM one not an ebay cheapie!! :clap:
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  • bryan young replied to the topic 'Coolant Loss or HGF?' in the forum.

    Get a good quality cap, not a cheap ebay one. Sussex classic car parts about £8 (i carry one as a spare) Russell or Mike are your contacts, Jon Norris is a bit far away, but will still come.

    AND as Cobber has said '''Get a low coolant alarm fitted''' I have the B&G one on mine, nice piece of kit based on the original MGR design fitted as standard on 2004 TFs onwards. £135 for kit, cheap compared to a ''cooked'' engine.
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  • Cobber replied to the topic 'Worst sounding sound system ever?' in the forum.

    Sithmaull wrote:

    Ok, this is getting a little out of my depth to be honest. Im not one for super loud music in the car. I currently have s ony head unit which i believe gives 4 x45w?? 200w speakers in the t-bar which are 4x6 and 16.5cm fli speakers which i think were 500w in the front and they came with tweeters which have also been installed on the door cards as i upgraded them to cards from a TF.

    There you have it, your speakers require more power than your head unit is capable of giving.
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Hello from Sunny Scotland.' in the forum.

    Hi and welcome bonny lad.
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    Fogs help dipped but shouldn't be used unless it's foggy, however with the advent of DLRs it seems to be less of an issue.
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  • Cobber replied to the topic 'Coolant Loss or HGF?' in the forum.

    Yes the cap I speak of, is indeed the cap on the header tank. htis is an item that can't be just visually inspected as you can't always see it it's buggered, it can be tested with a coolant presuure tester kit (if it has the right fittings) or just replaced with a new one (they're relativly cheap in fact get another and carry it as a spare)
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  • tjdonc replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    Just trying to find a way of improving poor dip lighting which seems to be inherent on 'F's
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'TF Bits for Sale' in the forum.

    Platinum Silver MNX I believe - 2002 TF so pretty sure that's the colour.
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  • smithp25 replied to the topic 'TF Bits for Sale' in the forum.

    What colour are the panels?
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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Hello from Sunny Scotland.' in the forum.

    :welcome2:
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  • mgtfbluestreak thanks user 'bryan young' in the forum message ' refilling coolant.'.
  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'mytf wing mirrors' in the forum.

    Yep, interchangeable!
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  • mgbv8mike replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    Good luck with that...I'm guessing that at the price we paid, they are made many miles from here.
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  • CR41G created a new topic ' mytf wing mirrors' in the forum.

    Just a quick one is the painted part of the tf mirror inter changable?? Some cock desided to squeze through a gap I was already going through and broke the my mirror .

    The painted part hasnt even been scratched but the mirror has droped and wont stay in the correct position when lifted back up .. dont get me wrong its not hanging off and is still fine to use it just isnt solid like it was.

    plenty mirrors on ebay just not in the right colour hence the question

    cheers
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  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Just picked this up for a song' in the forum.

    mgbv8mike wrote:

    Perhaps an offset plate would do it.

    That's what I'm gonna do I think. Expand the hole in the slam panel a bit as the plate will cover the extra gap, and then extend the plate 'sideways'. If I paint the mounts MBB Silver I don't think they'll even show.
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  • cjj replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    You cannot supplement the dipped beam with anything.

    Spots should be wired so that they come on with main beam for road use.

    Why would you put spots on without going to main anyway? Spots will dazzle other drivers, so with that in mind, you may as well be on main beam.
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  • tjdonc replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    What's the legal ruling on position and use of spot lamps ? Those led spots look a good way of improving the poor dip beam performance I find as also living in a mainly rural unlit area.
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  • CR41G replied to the topic 'Coolant type' in the forum.

    Red oat I think was used from the year 2000 onwards as it was better for alloy engines , ethylene glycol was used pre 2000 but I think most people upgraded to oat

    hope this helps
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  • CR41G replied to the topic 'Hello from Sunny Scotland.' in the forum.

    Welcome . Great forum full of very knowledgable people any issues u may encounter during ownership I recommend posting on the boards before spending a penny..

    have fun
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  • tjdonc created a new topic ' Coolant type' in the forum.

    After doing a few water top ups over last 18 months checked antifreeze strength and found ok down to approx -5 as a precaution was going to get some antifreeze to top up, question is eth glyc or oat, colour of coolant is red but is there a definite. method of checking which type is already in there ?
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