A lovely job, Richard...you must be pleased...The TWS guys in East Grinstead were similarly personable when I had mine done..but a bit more expensive....they must think we are all bankers darn sarf..! Read More...
Hello I just put new battery on the old girl as she's been stood for 5 month now and her old one was done in. everything is good fired up right off the dot but my heated rear window light is on all the time I tried another switch that I had and this is the same could the relay be sticking ??? can I clean this or is it time for a new one thanks Read More...
Ok, well with three leaks sprung and sorted I'm STILL loosing coolant!
Firstly the under floor pipes where seeping so new stainless steel ones were fitted, then under a pressure test the radiator showed a minor leak. Although as it was only very minor it was left for the time being, that is until it decided to split completely. A new rad was then fitted. Just after having the SS pipes fitted the inlet manifold gasket decided to give up the ghost so that was also replaced.
Now I've still got a VERY minor leak but just can not find it. I've replaced the expansion tank cap with a genuine one, topped it up yesterday and today the coolant is down by approx 1mm. I've checked for leaks under the F and there is nothing visible. I've checked the oil and everything is fine there also and the coolant is a nice red/pink colour.
And on the subject of wheels and other bits of our little British sports cars I thought I'd post this too (before refurb):
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The point being I suppose that many of the components were sourced from abroad (the lights I replaced were either French or Belgian, the filters are all 'foreign' too) - something the LE500 owners can respond with when they are occassionally told that their MGs are Chinese!
I collected my refurbished wheels yesterday evening. The work, done by The Wheel Specialist, Inverness, was remove tyres, bath all wheels in acid, shot blast, sand, paint with TWS Sport 2 finish, refit tyres & balance. The cost was £280 inclusive of VAT or £70/corner if you prefer. I'll post the before & after shots below so that you can judge the results for yourselves. The wheels had all been mildly kerbed in the past and had some corrosion on the spokes and face but very heavy corrosion on some of the inner wheels - you can still see if you look very closely some signs of pitting on the inners in a couple of places but I'm more that happy with the results.