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  • DBMGTF thanked the user BruceTF135 in the forum post, My MG TF 135
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  • I had a similar issue, you need a ratchet and a torx bit to fit the striker plate (which the latch locks onto, attached to the door frame), if you loosen it you can tap it until it moves in a bit then tighten it and try shutting the door, small movements are best, make sure that you wind the two rubber ‘stops’ in on the edge of the door first, as these might have been wound out to compensate! You can wind them out to suit once the door fits better! Also, before I start I draw round the striker with a marker, it gives you a reference as you can move it in any direction so it’s good to see just how much and where you’re going :)
    Lastly, if you move the door a lot, you may need to adjust your windows when you’ve finished, there’s a decent guide to it on here, however, make a note of how your window sits in the seal before you start.. and it WILL be frustrating.. but it’s amazing once it works, which it will! :lol:


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    Thanks for the info! Very helpful.

    I'll give it a go on the next dry day that I'm off work. My windows sit against the seals, and water can get in, mostly when washing and not in the rain luckily. Hopefully when I adjust things I'll have a better seal....then I have to try and seal the hard top - it lets more water in at the front than the soft top...

    All part of the fun of F/TF ownership!

    Cheers
    Darren
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  • DBMGTF replied to the topic My MG TF 135 in Art Gallery
    Cheers John - I bought a cable a few weeks ago just in case - was only £30 and is nice and free moving but not yet fitted.

    I have put some PTFE spray down the throttle cable and it has made a huge difference to the drive, I can now pull away smoothly instead of at 3000rpm. It's still not great, but is good enough.

    I did look at the pedal box to see if I could get into a position to get to it - and be able to get back up again - was a bit of a struggle but I think I may be able to do it without requiring the emergency services...although I pulled my neck getting out of bed the other week so who knows!

    Cheers
    Darren
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  • Cheers Tom, I may just have to ask about door alignment, my driver door is way out - almost looks like it is open from behind!

    I'll have a dig around the forum and see if I feel brave enough to have a go at it...
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  • DBMGTF thanked the user pscan.uk in the forum post, Laptop For PScan
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  • Hi Tom,

    Welcome from a fellow new member of the forum!

    I'll no doubt have the same bunch of questions as you when I start to use mine a bit more...
    Probably mostly about roof leaks, rust and misfires....

    Cheers
    Darren
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  • DBMGTF created a new forum post in My Other car is...
    An MG ZT 2.5 V6 160 in Trophy Blue, matching my TF.

    Previous car history, from 1989 when I learned to drive:

    1978 Cavalier 1.9 GL Saloon in Pastel Beige with brown vinyl roof (and go faster stripes!)
    1985 Opel Manta B 1.8 Berlinetta Coupe in Carmine Red (to match my Dad's at the time)
    1989 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 2000 in White (great car)
    1999 Vauxhall Vectra 140 Sri Estate in White (2 years old with 100,000 on the clock)
    2002 MG ZT 2.5 V6 160+ in Silver
    2005 Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel in Blue
    2012 MG 6 1.8 TSE Magnette in Grey
    2002 MG ZT 2.5 V6 160+ in Trophy Blue (Sold to son in 2020, bought back in 2022)
    2008 Mini Cooper 1.6 in Black/White roof
    2003 MG TF 135 in Trophy Blue
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  • DBMGTF replied to the topic My MG TF 135 in Art Gallery

    :welcome: to the forum from John in Yorkshire. Hope you don't find anything you hadn't bargained for . :hgf:


    Cheers John

    Not found too much wrong yet, front brake callipers were seized on one pin each, so fixed one, replaced the other. Main issue is rust around the wheel arches and badly covered on the sills.

    Just found out the sales guy who old me the car with 'no visible rust anywhere', had been sacked as he wasn't performing well (and I assume not being exactly truthful about things)....he also forgot to transfer the ownership over to me which I had missed due to a few car changes this year...

    Seems to run ok, especially when warmed up - although it is throwing up random misfire codes and is a little lumpy at idle.

    Once I free up or replace the sticky throttle cable it will be a nice drive.

    Cheers
    Darren
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  • Hi,

    I'm also looking at getting Pscan at some point - looking at the requirements, Pscan should work on most laptops from the last decade or so. As long as it has USB ports and can run Windows or Linux you should be good. I can't imagine it needs a hugely powerful device.

    When I get round to it, I will be using a Toshiba Z30 with a core i5 CPU @ 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM on either Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux. These can be found fairly cheap on ebay and they are good little laptops if they have been looked after.


    Cheers
    Darren
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  • DBMGTF thanked the user David Aiketgate in the forum post, Hello all
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