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  • Forrester replied to the topic 'Nearly Christmas shopping time men!' in the forum.

    I hate Xmas shopping wandering around shops, so tend to use the net :yesnod:
    Trouble is that we have a joint Paypal a/c, so if I buy the missus's present this way, she knows what she is getting & how much I paid :-?
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  • Forrester thanks user 'G0RSQ' in the forum message ' I cant see!'.
  • Forrester thanks user 'David Aiketgate' in the forum message ' I cant see!'.
  • cjj replied to the topic 'Replacing a rear nearside brake line.' in the forum.

    And an elephant in the back to balance it out. :woowoo:
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Quick upgrade' in the forum.

    I had heard of the mod but never really considered it until I saw a link to it early today, there are several on ebay, although a bit more than £3.50.
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  • Uncletone replied to the topic 'Quick upgrade' in the forum.

    Hi TJ

    I fitted a pair a few months back must admit they are so much better the only thing is I haven't worked out how to get the adjustable speed working on the wipers. I know a few of the boys on here have using various bits of electronic kit but nothing straight forward for a "Luddite"
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  • tjdonc replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    Anyone managed to remove headlight outers to try 'defogging' dip lenses ?
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  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    [quote="G0RSQ" post=154484
    Also worth checking on any TF headlight is the condition of the outer plastic lens.
    The passenger side often crazes up due to coolant leakage on the perspex, and a good polish using 1200 and 2400 wet and dry does wonders

    Peter[/quote]

    I used Greygate screen polish on my very cloudy Jag plastic outers and they came up like new. Might be easier than wet and dry perhaps?
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  • cairnsys replied to the topic 'Replacing a rear nearside brake line.' in the forum.

    cjj wrote:

    It's funny, the front end looks fine. ;)

    Ducting179_zps9626e12f.jpg

    Apart from the cow you ran over :spank:

    :oops: I think that's been said before - my bad :bat:
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  • cairnsys thanks user 'Matthews' in the forum message ' The Le Mons 365 Challenge - Featuring the MGF!'.
  • tjdonc created a new topic ' Quick upgrade' in the forum.

    After buying a set of Rover 800/Freelander stalks 2 months ago finally dug them out as a bored 1/2 hr to spare today, quickly fitted no prob and boy o boy do they look so much better and operate so much firmer......gone is that flimsy cheap feel... :woohoo: :woohoo: good winning bid of £3.50 on ebay.
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  • KentJohn thanks user 'Bob' in the forum message ' Oh Dear'.
  • howstar replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    I am having the same problem I drive past the cat and fiddle pub near Buxton Derbyshire, it nightmare no cats eyes or lights and do this eveyday
    I don`t now which is the left and right or up down so adjuster so i have counted the turns on screw adjusters and there about 10 on each and set them in the middle about five turns each this suprizely seems about right. then make some minor adjustments hold black card i use my black parcel shelf from the 5 door MG ZS and see the light shine on the black parcel shelf and make some minor adjustments
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  • cjj replied to the topic 'Replacing a rear nearside brake line.' in the forum.

    It's funny, the front end looks fine. ;)

    Ducting179_zps9626e12f.jpg
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  • cjj replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    Forrester wrote:

    Is there any horizontal adjustment?

    Yes, but it isn't that simple. Most adjusters move the headlights diagonally and it is a combination of fiddling with the 2 adjusters that gives you your horizontal or vertical adjustment.

    Don't just adjust the beam to give you the beam you want as this will invariably be more blinding for oncoming traffic. Take the car to a garage and have them set the headlights up properly on a beam tester.
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    There are horizontal and vertical alignment adjusters. :yesnod:

    Unfortunately they are "Diagonal" adjusters :nonod:

    To move sideways only you need to play with both adjusters, and is a real pain.

    Also the plastic adjusters are prone to snapping off.

    My advice if you want to adjust them yourself:-

    During the day, when you can see what you are doing, make sure the adjusters are free, and lubricate if necessary.
    You will need a 7mm allen key (Or imperial equivalent!).
    At night park about 10' from a clean wall (such as a garage door). With your dipped beam on, you should be able to see the beam cut off points.
    Mark them on the wall as a reference, then adjust your lights a small amount until you think the beam cut off points are in the right place, then go back a little, as you will have gone too far :-?
    Take the car for a test drive, and repeat as necessary.
    While driving keep a check on the cut off points, and ensure they never rise higher than the top of the numberplate on the car in front when in traffic!.

    Alternatively......get a professional to do it, but I have found these to be lacking in the past, as they concentrate on a safe dip, not a safe dip, and optimized light spread.

    Also worth checking on any TF headlight is the condition of the outer plastic lens.
    The passenger side often crazes up due to coolant leakage on the perspex, and a good polish using 1200 and 2400 wet and dry does wonders

    Peter
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'I cant see!' in the forum.

    I've been using my F quite a bit at night recently, the light pool on the road on dipped beam is not brilliant but the total light is actually not that bad, the road signs several 100 yards ahead are glowing, full beam is great. I think the real issue is the height of the lights and the angle they are required to dip at, not much cure for that.
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Worst sounding sound system ever?' in the forum.

    You have low power output for left and right channels which is ideal for an active sub.
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Worst sounding sound system ever?' in the forum.

    Everyone who has wanted decent depth to the sound has fitted an active sub, that really is the way to go.
    Active subs have controls so you can adjust it to suit your requirements.
    And they are easy to remove when you change cars.
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Nearly Christmas shopping time men!' in the forum.

    I was very good, took Mrs TC food shopping on Saturday (3 different supermarkets no less) and planned to do my bits yesterday, so, Mrs TC decided to tag along, and then she wonders why I haven't bought her anything!
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