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  • John and Sue replied to the topic 'It's gone all Saggy !!!!!' in the forum.

    I refurbed ours: remove the inner lining by unbolting the clips at the front and easing out the plastic pegs at the bag.

    Remove the old fabric: you'll probably be greeting by the many old foam rubber which granulates with age. Remove the remnants from the liner: be careful as it's quite fragile.
    Gentle wire brushing works. :broon:

    Select your material: I used black leatherette, but the choice is yours. Available from upholstery/curtain places. A linear yard/metre is ample: cost about a tenner.

    You can use upholstery foam but I didn't bother. The rest is down to your upholstery skills really.

    Tips: first time I did it I used spray contact adhesive: due to thermal cycling (I think) it didn't last long and Sue ended up like the Black Widow, draped in black leather.

    I then used old fashioned Evo Stik in a tin. Fine so far.
    Be generous with the overlaps onto the back of the liner.
    If using leatherette pick a warm day or do it indoors.
    You will probably knacker the plastic push pins that hold the back in place: available from Halfords in the odds and sods dept.
    The holes for the bolts and pins I burned through with a soldering iron.

    Total cost about 18 quid.

    Hope this helps.
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  • sherwood0_8 created a new topic ' It's gone all Saggy !!!!!' in the forum.

    Has anyone seen a hard top head lining for sale its all come off the backing I did try to glue it back but ended up looking a mess any ideas I might just paint the inside of the hard top black ????
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  • sherwood0_8 replied to the topic 'Hard top heated window light on all the time' in the forum.

    Just changed the Multi-Function ECU and HRW light is off and all seems back to normal and WHAT a easy fix it was too THANK YOU EVERY ONE :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
    I can give her a nice wash and polish now as a treat for being an easy fix
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  • sherwood0_8 replied to the topic 'SRS LIGHT OF DEATH' in the forum.

    All fixed sorted Very Happy chap now I was changing a control unit behind the fuse bored and figured out whilst I had my tools out would have a look at SRS wiring all seemed to be ok so popped off the Air bag and the connection behind pushed in quite a bit so must have been that loose plug pushed back in after a quick blow inside to remove any dust fired her up and now no SRS
    light :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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  • David Aiketgate replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    A useful analytical tool is to get the car well up to temp (say after a run) and disconnect the electrical plug from the IACV. Check what the car is idling at. It should be 850 ish. If it's markedly different, then, when connected, the IACV will be constantly working to try to bring it to that figure.
    A sticking high idle speed can be down to a high base idle setting. It can also be that the accelerator cable is frayed and sticking in its sheath. So check the cable is moving smoothly and allowing the throttle body to close properly.
    If the base idle is too low you can get hunting. ie the revs drop low and suddenly pick up and then drop again. In other words the IACV is hunting for the right idle speed. Usually you get a lot of stalling.
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  • Matthews thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Hello - new owner here.. and more!'.
  • Bob replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    I used to get a load of bother with my IACV on my 2000VVC F.Some days it would be fine then it would play up and rev high at random.I would would say cleaning it out is worth a try, if It is the two piece one.Ideally you will probably be better changing it for a new one, although they are quite expensive.

    :welcome: to the forums.
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  • Sithmaull replied to the topic 'Your best driving song?' in the forum.

    Ah i love the crue, such an under rated band in my opinion.
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  • Sithmaull replied to the topic 'You need to.....' in the forum.

    Get rid of rust first, then work in the interior. Thats what im doing, first job was to replace the boot lid which was the only area with rust. The cars has the brakes fixed with new calipers and pads and discs to ensure the car is mechanically sound. Now im working on the interior restoration before i start on the paintwork, so new steering wheel which isnt worn out, new seats, door cards and carpets also. Seeing as i spend most of my time inside the car i wanted to get that right first.
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  • Bob replied to the topic 'anyone from northern ireland/ ireland on here lol' in the forum.

    I used to go on my summer holidays to Belfast when I was a lad,fantastic times.I have loads of family there on my mothers side.Last time I went there was no O'haras :( I loved the cakes and sodas.

    Ireland is a lovely place kind of like England but with more rain :lol:

    I'll have to take the TF there one day for a holiday :drive:
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  • Matthews thanks user 'cairnsys' in the forum message ' Hello - new owner here.. and more!'.
  • Matthews thanks user 'cairnsys' in the forum message ' Hello - new owner here.. and more!'.
  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    Matthews wrote:

    sorry, one more thing..

    had to do the IACV reset thing again this morning (left the roof down last night by accident), but thats the second time this week.. is that normal?

    idle was up at about 12-1500...

    Not normal no but not related to leaving the top down I wouldn't have thought.

    I guess your slightly low mpg may be related to the IACV. Others who've had problems with theirs will be better able to advise than I but there's a good How To 17678-iac-valve-how-to-remove-and-refithere
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  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    Matthews wrote:

    ok, so i can do a little better :)

    You're probably just enjoying it :yesnod: a bit too much :clap:
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  • Matthews replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    sorry, one more thing..

    had to do the IACV reset thing again this morning (left the roof down last night by accident), but thats the second time this week.. is that normal?

    idle was up at about 12-1500...
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  • Matthews replied to the topic 'Hello - new owner here.. and more!' in the forum.

    ok, so i can do a little better :)
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  • Rooky1 replied to the topic 'TF 160 upgrade list' in the forum.

    It's a xpower grey 160. 2003 on a 52 and has done less than 51k. It has 11mths mot, 6mnths tax. The head gasket has been done before I got it with a multishim gasket and I have fitted stainless pipes last week. I have also fitted a wind deflector and it has a roof cover for when it's parked in the rain etc. the roof has been reproofed but could do with dying however the window is in good condition. The interior is in great condition, Part service history with the car but I assure you it has no faults that I know of mechanically.
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