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  • adamelphick replied to the topic I'm staggered in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Totally agree - there's a Pscan on one of the MG Facebook groups for sale at the moment - saw it yesterday! Can't find it now but it was £60 i think?
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  • Adam,
    just came across an old post you answered about MGTF compliance bushes and wondered if you had any detailed info about how you packed out the bush movement .
    thanks
    Mike


    Hi Mike,

    I made them up by hand out of what IKEA used to supply as their plastic chopping boards. The new ones will be too thin as you need it about 2mm thick... So you'll need to find something similar but here's how I made them:

    1. Measure the diameter of the outside of the metal Bush surround. Cut 4 of these circles from the plastic.

    2. Cut a hole around 1cm or so in the middle of each.

    3. Cut one slot from centre to outside on each of the washers you've created, making them split washers.

    4. Stick a pry bar under the lower arm and push down to give a small gap between the compliance Bush end and the subframe.

    5. Slide one washer around the bolt that goes through the compliance Bush, between the subframe and the arm (the bits that are banging on each other). It should cover the whole compliance Bush and the metal outer part.

    6. Slide another one on top, in the gap with the slot at 180 degrees to the first one.

    7. Let the key bar pressure off and your done!

    Hope that makes sense!
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  • Have you managed to sort it Adam ?


    Not yet - weather has been poop - then fence blew down in garden (took time up) - then bloody kitchen got a flood (deep joy) and now ZS needs a new O2 sensor and MOT LOL

    I am pretty sure it must be the pump though as it's getting 12v but is silent as a mouse.. normally makes that little 'whirr' when the ignition is switched on.
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  • Blimey will it ever stop raining and blowing a gale so I can look more into this?! :rant:
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  • adamelphick thanked the user julianfoulger in the forum post, Felix won't start
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  • The fuel filter was replaced just before he was laid up - and he started fine just before Christmas - but good call - I'll check if any flow before the filter just in case!

    But I do remember hearing the normal 'bzzzz' of the fuel pump priming on every key start before.. which it isn't doing now. It's silent as a mouse.
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  • I'll try and look at the 'old style' pump tomorrow and see how it's put together.... failing that I guess i could pop the old one out and see if anything stuck in it I guess? If he's been sat for ages some crap maybe got in there?
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  • adamelphick thanked the user minimax in the forum post, Felix won't start
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  • Nipped out to Felix as soon as it looked reasonable earlier. Had to take the WindBreak, T-Bar, Engine cover, Fuel pump plate & air filter/pipe off - deep joy! So many 10mm bolts!

    Anyway I sprayed a touch of carb cleaner in the throttle body and he fired up, then immediately died... Hmmm fuel pump - surely not?!

    Pulled off the connector and popped my multi-meter across the power wires, turned on the ignition and got 12v.. listened for the reassuring buzz when it first primes and nothing. Weirdly there was a bit of fuel in the upper fuel line when I disconnected the (orange?) push fit connector. I popped a bottle over the pipe and turned on the ignition again and nothing pumped out. I am guessing it should? So I think his fuel pump has given up the ghost?

    I had one in the shed, from Fleur (my Amaranth F that died many years ago), grabbed it and BUGGER - it's got a different plug! I suppose the Lucas and Pektron cars have different ones?

    Is there a way to test the pump other than pulling off that pipe and seeing fuel? I pushed the fuel cut-off switch just in case it was that but I am assuming not as there was 12v at the pump wires?

    Help appreciated before I go and look for a pump! (unless I can splice the old style plug on? Pretty sure I have a loom that will have the correct plug in the shed.

    Ta
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  • KILL ME NOW - are MGs linked to the weather or something? Whenever you want to do anything to them it either pisses down, or boils your brains out!

    Supposedly it isn't going to rain tomorrow - so I'll get the million 10mm nuts out and cover off and see what's up LOL
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