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  • Jonniey created a new topic ' Nipples fettled n dampness seen' in the forum.
    Been down to lil lock up to do a bit of service work on Penelope, replaced all 4 nipples and gave them a good fresh greasing, while she was up in the air I put a pry bar under all ball joints and bushes, all were good exept the anti roll bar bushes and the shock absorber bushes have seen better days, but front & rear N/S shocks are damp, Now could explain why she feels floaty at 70 + mph on motorways, so my next job is replace all shocks with bush's & replace the D shape front anti roll bar bushes


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    18/04/2014
  • Plezier replied to the topic 'TF front upper suspension help' in the forum.
    Get a second opinion and get them to show you exactly what it is this will clear any confusion and you will then be better informed as to what is required and whether you wish to tackle it or have it done. Right now your groping around in the dark and at the mercy of those who may be out to make more money from you than is really called for.
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    18/04/2014
  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Hard top heated window light on all the time' in the forum.
    The relay should only be energised when the oil pressure switch is reading pressure so that the HRW only works when the engine is running, my guess is the switch has stuck open allowing the relay to be on all the time.

    The quick remedy is to pop the relay but I'd be checking the oil pressure switch, especially as this can effect other systems with in the ECU.
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    18/04/2014
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  • Leigh Ping thanks user 'John and Sue' in the forum message ' Hello, we're back... With a query!'.
    18/04/2014
  • adamelphick replied to the topic 'Re:TF front upper suspension help' in the forum.
    Ok. Must be needle roller bearings then.
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  • sherwood0_8 replied to the topic 'Hard top heated window light on all the time' in the forum.
    Its on all the time even with key out I have taken the switch out save it running battery down any ideas ??? I have a replacement relay might pop it in later if I have chance
    :omg: :omg: :omg:
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  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Hello, we're back... With a query!' in the forum.
    Congrats on the promotion and I hope Sue's problems aren't too long to resolve.

    You didn't fail the MOT, you didn't take the car...
    John and Sue wrote:
    The main prob was that I was away and Sue took the car for MoT

    Sorry I can't help on the hub problem.
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    18/04/2014
  • pgew replied to the topic 'Re:TF front upper suspension help' in the forum.
    Thank you - I have only had it read to me - the sheet is not precise but the garage seems to think it is the subframe side rather than the hub side - which I assume to be the reason for only seeing dropping the subframe as the only solution.
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  • Badger replied to the topic 'Hello, we're back... With a query!' in the forum.
    Hi John,
    Nice to see you back “missed your empirical whit and sartorial repartee”

    Plenty of S/H hub units, but you may struggle to find a new hub assembly. You could fit a S/H unit to keep you rolling then take you old unit and new bearing to be pressed somewhere in your leisure or just keep the S/H unit fitted.

    If you are going for a second hand go for a full assembly as I spent longer trying to get the ABS sensors out than pushing the bearings.
    S/H units are around the thirty pound mark and a new bearing (cassette type) vary from £12 to £25, the cheaper ones are generally Eastern European and the more expensive are SKF or Timken.
    Here is a couple of links for S/H hub assemblies on flea bay:

    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-TF-160-2004-VVC-O-...3?fits=Model%3AMG+TF

    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGTF-REAR-PASSENGER-N...TH-ABS-/111327344307

    New bearing cassettes are all the same for all wheels and also fit the MGF, Rover Metro, Maestro, Montego and Lotus Elise.
    The link below is for a Timken kit with stake nut and snap rings.

    mgmanialtd.com/index.php?id_product=127&controller=product

    Happy Easter,
    Brian.
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    18/04/2014
  • Mickle5 thanks user 'John and Sue' in the forum message ' Car names'.
    18/04/2014
  • Northernlights thanks user 'Badger' in the forum message ' Fuel problems...'.
    18/04/2014
  • John and Sue replied to the topic 'Hello, we're back... With a query!' in the forum.
    Yep, you got me.

    I forgot to disconnect the hardtop LEDs and tore the wires out when removing it.
    Now down to 112 LEDs now that the illuminated top is off.

    It lights the shed nicely though....
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    18/04/2014
  • Cobber replied to the topic 'Hello, we're back... With a query!' in the forum.
    John and Sue wrote:
    Greetings.
    Note: at least one of the above statements may be a lie....

    You lied about the hardtop? :bust:
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    18/04/2014
  • John and Sue replied to the topic 'Car names' in the forum.
    Ours is named... By Sue:

    Darling Belle, Belle for short ( after a song from our yoof, some 40 years ago and bestowed only upon our favourite cars over the years.)

    I call the car the same when roof down driving,

    but when working on her ( the car not the Wife)

    the Poxy blue thing is known as ....

    That *****ng vicious blood-sucking money-pit heap of Birmingham-built ****.

    Which is when I come inside to get yet another Elastoplast. And a Benson. And a beer.

    Then the name of the wonderful car is back to Belle when fixed and the roof is back down and driving around our Leics lanes in the sunshine.
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    18/04/2014
  • John and Sue created a new topic ' Hello, we're back... With a query!' in the forum.
    Greetings.

    Hope you are well.

    Been absent a while due to hectic promotion at work and some health probs for Sue the Ginger Midget, now awaiting some ops to hopefully resolve.

    Anyhow, the TF is still going strong, just passed MoT after a fail on emissions: the first fail I've had in 40 years. (Poxy thing) new air filter, a quick toke of Cataclean into the tank and an Italian tune-up solved that. The main prob was that I was away and Sue took the car for MoT straight from work a mile or so away without a sound warm-up thrashing on the way.

    The hard top is off as well.

    During the pre test check I noticed a slight noise under R/H cornering load from the N/S rear hub bearing. After looking at Clive's excellent hub replacement guide I feel confident about swapping the hub out but really don't think I can be bovvered to go through the bearing pressing etc bit mainly due to working away a fair bit at the moment.
    So my question is....
    Are built-up hubs available from anywhere? I looked on t'web with no conclusive outcome.

    Any help appreciated. Is it a tedious task replacing the bearings if I have to do it? I have access to a press in our workshop at work.

    Additionally, I have become an led convert: we now have a total of 138 multicolour lamps throughout the car. It looks like a vodka bar inside now. Outside as well . And have fitted a splitter. And a spoiler. Covered in sticky carbon fibre stuff. Cool.

    Note: at least one of the above statements may be a lie....

    Thanks in anticipation,

    J & S
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    17/04/2014
  • Badger replied to the topic 'Fuel problems...' in the forum.
    No problem with unplugging from the unit, hopefully the continuity check finds a broken wire.

    Brian.
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    17/04/2014
  • talkingcars replied to the topic 'Hard top heated window light on all the time' in the forum.
    All the time all the time
    or
    all the time when the ignition is on all the time or
    or
    all the time when the engine is running all the time?
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    17/04/2014

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