To go with my earlier post in this thread, attached is a PDF of the fuse position and function. There are also 3 (normally only 2 but the steppy has 3) external relays you could try pulling out to see if makes any difference as per David's post, they are located on the nearside of the boot behind the lining.
Signal to starter solenoid.
Inhibit to start unless P or N is selected on the gear lever (steppy only)
[File Attachment: MGTFFusesandRelays.pdf]
Sorry My mistake. Sunstorm
Did you not have your camera operating, Clive?
Absolutely. He does have bad luck but I agree on the Perez incident. My initial thought was Massa's fault. He was the one jamming it up the inside of Perez.
Yes agree i thought perez got a roar deal in is accident with Massa. I was thinking back to kobayashi brake failure that wiped massa out and a few mechanical issues.
There is a common issue where the ecu doesn't power down and continues to draw current. I believe the problem is traced to a relay on the ecu position in the engine bay.
Bad luck, yes. but he always blames the other guy. From what I read on the BBC F1 website, Magnusson was 100% exonerated and it was Massa's driving that was being examined by the stewards.
Quite difficult to trace where the power is being drawn but your best start point will be with an ammeter (10 amp min)
With ignition off, all doors shut and all lamps out it will normally draw around 0.2 amps. If the ignition has been switched on then off it will be around 0.8 amps for around 4 minutes as it keeps the engine ECU powered incase it needs to run the engine bay fan, then should drop back to around 0.2 amps.
If you disconnect the negative battery terminal and place your ammeter in series between the negative post on the battery and the disconnected negative battery terminal you will obviously get an amperage reading due to your high loss.
Using the attached power distribution circuits pull the fuses one by one starting at the under bonnet fuse box and progress to the drivers footwell fuses until you see a lower amp reading, the issue will be somewhere in that circuit. Once you have found the fuse which is drawing current the see what it feeds on the circuit diagram.
[File Attachment: TFPowerDistribution.pdf]
If you need a full set of wiring diagrams for your TF then send me a PM and I will email you a set in PDF
I know it's not the solution, but for the interim you could fit a battery saver connector and just switch it off overnight to save disconnecting the battery to prevent it going flat.
I have one fitted just cor convenience as per the image below.
Let us know how you get on.
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Roger, you should know that alcohol and ebay don't mix.
Love to see some pics when you get it
Had his fair share of bad luck this season,overdue a podium at least in the impressive williams this year.
The cars Seem to be reacting a bit more jumpy to contact this year massa and guttierez both turned over maldonado nearly. Still not as how did he walk away from that as webbers flip.
Just looked on Glenns (MG MANIA ebay shop) the listing is correct covering all variants including 160 front or rear which is correct.
Cannot find any seperate one listed solely for 160 in his ebay shop.
From a business point of view i use mg mania frequently his knowledge is impressive,never wrong and in all the years i known him never made a mistake with any order.
He called in this afternoon for nothing more than a chat a extremely nice bloke very approachable and forgot more than most people know about Mg rover so i am very suprised about this posted mix up.
It's got transfers on the bonnet so should go faster
Nice. How she's a good un