Leigh Ping wrote:
Different strokes for different folks eh.
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lol at that picture!!!
Well it's definitely looking like a thermostat issue .... the heater doesn't blow as hot as it did, the rad fan only comes on if I short across the relay (I'll check the sensor when I next go under the engine panel just in case), and the oil temp doesn't quite get as hot as before, although the oil temp is close to where it was before so I'm taking this as a sign of a cooler engine unless anyone knows different.
The job will have to wait a little while 'coz I'm still in the process of returning to work and so time and money are in short supply. When I get to it I'm wondering if I should look at changing anything else on the cooling system. I'd like to swap the pipes under the car for SS ones.if money allows and I'm thinking about a coolant level alarm. Would it be worth getting to the water pump while I'm at it? Looking at the Rad & various bits I've got to I'm taking everything on the car as being original parts except the HG which I've got receipts for, so other suggestions to look at would be good.
Thanks for the help
I like one so please send me pm
He ain't heavy. He's my blother.
from North wales
I too have just bought myself an Mgf as a winter project.....
Can't wait to be driving her but gotta have head gasket done 1st
Any questions u got ur on the right forum
How would one carry a spare wheel with one as noticed it was aproblem in the post. Is this solvable with out major hassle or surgery?
Edit:- Should have added that the bonnet on "Elsie" my VVC needs repainting anyway so something is going to have to happen, re-spraying or replacing, early next year.
If you don't duct then you can carry a spare wheel, but you would need very fine mesh otherwise the wheel would be visible.
I have ducted mine, but it is a one off as it is mostly welded into the engine bay, with a removeable section, which allows me to carry a spare wheel.
The bonnets are custom made on a one to one basis.
He is currently making me a Carbon Fibre bonnet, which he said should be ready in the New Year.
If you would like a bonnet, then let me know, but it is money up front and could take around 6 months depending on what other work he has on.
Its ok found the answer on google search .
t5 286 wedge led lights for those who are interested .
bought a pack of ten super bright blue leds for 2.99 off ebay
bought 2 x 501 blue led super bright lights for the rear view mirror lights
and 2 x 37mm festoon 6 led super bright lights for the footwell .
will post pictures once all fitted hooefully next weekend after ive done the front brakes
If you do get it, Would be handy if could do a pin out map.
I've got the instruments but no loom
Ooh cool. Now I'm more tempted!
Yes Leigh, off topic we all know you a dog lover ,survived a trip to groomers for billys first birthday tonight,suprisingly he loved it.
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Adam the early TFs share the same fusebox,the lucas one from the mgf.The wiring loom will not fit into this fusebox.
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In 2003 the fusebox was changed smaller bladefuses and wired directly into shell loom apposed to the old one which was plugged into loom.
The wiring loom does plug into this fusebox as pictured.
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Ive looked on ccjs bulb guide which is great but there is no mention or link to the type of bulb needed for the dash board / instrument panel.
any help or info would be much aporeciated
Ooh - they just plug in? The ad says they don't!
On the ZS180 the fan comes on at 102', it runs a Siemens 2000 ECU so might be programed differently.
The rad fan should come on if you unplug the brown coolant sensor as the ECU can't see the coolant temp.