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  • MAXTHEDOG created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi All,
    The last couple of times out in the MG I’ve noticed the dreaded thud of what sounds suspiciously like the beginnings of a worn bush. Is there list of the usual suspects in ascending order of cost and ease of access for the front? ARBs, drops maybe?
    It’s very timely as I’ve just finished this with the Freelander. That turned out to be a lower arm front bush bolt 3mm out from the arm ‘plate’ it should have been tight against.
    Cheers,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG replied to the topic My health in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Wishing you a speedy recovery Cobber. Take it easy.
    Regards,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG replied to the topic Aaarrgghh! in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Thanks Bryan,
    Yes, bad combination of cold weather and using lights, heater and fan on the last few times I did use it, on short journeys - read under 10 miles. I’ve just looked at my mileage records and I’ve only done 237 Miles on the battery.Coupled with the period of non use due to the seemingly incessant rain we’ve had up here…..
    Regards,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG replied to the topic Aaarrgghh! in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Thanks Airportable and Notanumber. I know what you mean, I’ve got my fingers crossed but we’ll….I’ll see.
    Since I haven’t abused it I’m expecting it to be covered by the supposed 5 year warranty. I’ll see that too.
    Cheers,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG replied to the topic Aaarrgghh! in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hmmm. Good points Cobber. Thanks for your input. 👍🏻
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  • MAXTHEDOG created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi All,
    So went out in the Freelander yesterday but first had to free off the rear brakes (bit smelly) but got going. Then I thought better check the MG as I haven’t used it for a good fortnight maybe three weeks. No stuck brakes but battery flat i.e. so flat there were no dash lights. Bearing in mind this Bosch battery was new on 27/11 last. Light was fading so left it. Removed it today and checked the voltage before putting the CTEK on it - 4.7V! Any opinions on whether it’ll recover? I put the CTEK into ‘Recon’ mode so I’ll see what happens tomorrow probably now as the 12 hours apparently required is late on tonight. As Cobber has said in my previous battery post he always removes the battery when his is not going to be used for a while. Has anyone fitted a battery isolator switch as per Rally regulations? At least that should stop the immobiliser etc draining it. Anyone know what if any insurance implications this would have given that your are effectively turning off the alarm and immobiliser. I should add that I haven’t got anything else cameras, etc that are permanently active, so unless there’s a faulty circuit I’m assuming it can only be the alarm etc. Once I’ve got a reliable battery again I’ll do some investigating to see what the drain current is.
    Cheers,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi All,
    So after having the engine light on with no codes a couple of weeks back after reply the battery, it been back twice since last Friday in both journeys. This time it’s thrown codes P0136 & 0141. According to my reader this is the Oxygen sensor 2 bank 1. Post cat? The drawings I have show two sensors but don’t differentiate between them - they’re both called Sensor-Heated Oxygen (T131). Are they identical? Are they accessible (I’m guessing not really)? Looking on the MGOC site there appears to be three listed could anyone confirm the part number. Is it worth doing both now?
    On a completely different subject, the dipped beam is playing up by delaying lighting the first time it’s switched on. Once it on the first time it can switched on again perfectly. Is the switch mechanism in the stalk or is there some kind of linkage to the switches in the steering column?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated before I start to delve into these issues.
    Regards,
    Michael.
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  • MAXTHEDOG replied to the topic Battery change in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Absolutely. I did ask Darren if he’d any ideas to try before the trek down to Glossop. The thought of fighting my way through central Sheffield at ANY time was making me feel ill!
    In a previous life I had to commute to the University of Sheffield daily for about 4 years.
    He knows my TF as its previous owner used them a lot from the paperwork that came with it.
    Given that he suggested something is mucho brownie points in my book and if anything major happens I’ll be down there.
    Cheers,
    Michael.
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