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  • Why not give Mgfntf bitz a call they are based in glossop they do work on MGF TF and carry spares both new and old, if they cant help mechanically they may well know a local gearbox specialist, Rough luck are very good but they are usually booked up months in advance, although a call to Jon may be worth while.

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  • So I decided to take the exhaust and CAT off the car as I need to change the lambda sensor and couldn't shift it on the car. The CAT/exhaust flange connection didn't survive as you'll see below.

    Although the exhaust still isn't leaking I'm considering changing the CAT and exhaust as it can't last much longer, and at 118,000 Miles I wonder how much longer the CAT can last. Also

    So I'm considering a CAT and mild steel standard silencer from mgfntfbitz.

    Question - how long do the mild steel silencers last, as at 1/3 of the price of a s/s unit

    Also what can I expect to get scrap for an original TF CAT, and where's best to sell it?

    Mild steel back boxes can last a long time (years) provided that condensation drys up so on longer drives etc, although a SS exhaust will sound better if thats what you are after (depending on which one some LOUD others not so much) as far as cat value I sold my MK2 F cat for £760.00 they had been as much as £900 but prices fluctuate and it all depends on the code on the back, mine was KAT 010 but I expect £200 as a minimum currently, not sure where you are but google for local buyers, I sold mine at Warrs in Birmingham.

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  • If you have changed sensors and it was ok for a while, change back to the old sensor and try again, if all is good for a while until it happens again I would suggest a wire fault that is intermittent, the act of changing is allowing the connection to re-make, once warm again and the pvc coating get soft the wire breaks again, well that's my thoughts at least, I have had this happen but not VVC related.

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  • https://hahsltd.co.uk/ these guys are the experts on Hydrolastic/ Hydrogas suspension, they came out and fitted new (refurbished) spheres to my F two years ago and haven't touched it since, the ride and handling is superb

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  • I haven't been there for some years but I know several people who use them on a regular basis and only have good things to say about them, I bought my car from them 10 years ago with a new Head Gasket which lasted about 3k ( Porley done so I was told) but outside of warranty so didn't go back there again, Rough luck sorted it for me no problems since, I have made enquiries about parts etc but always found them a little dear compared to others so I can't comment on services from personal experience. Myself I tend to do most things myself, HG or cambelt I prefer to use the mobiles who are a lot cheaper. Let's us know your thoughts afterwards.

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  • If you are Midlands based and use Facebook there is MGF & TF Midlands F'ers we have regular Breakfast meets evening pub runs and take part in various local shows and meets some multi marque friendly group too of mixed ages.

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  • Steve replied to the topic Spheres (again) in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Assuming you are going to replace the spheres, why not add in the cost of a pump make your own for £70 (I did a how to once, not sure where it is now) or factor in buying one £100 www.hahsltd.co.uk Ian and Dawn Kennedy are the people to talk to, they are mobile to do the job or will supply recon spheres and pumps similar to the one I made.

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  • You have probably done this but have you checked anti roll bars and drop links, I had a Lound klong a few years ago and found a drop link at fault but it too a good bit of levering to find it, even then I was sceptical but it was said drop link.

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  • I'm afraid it sounds very much like HGF speaking from experience those symptoms were exactly the same as mine, gradually getting worse until on the cool down cycle small amounts of coolant was making its way into no4 cylinder cause mis fire on starting.

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  • Steve replied to the topic "16 wheels TF in MGF/TF Pitstop

    Hi, any one know if "16 hairpin alloys will fit with 2 pot callipers and 304mm discs.
    thanks Barry.

    No they are deeper than the four pot, you would need quite big spacers, I personally don't like spacers I feel it alters the geometry to much but only my opinion.

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