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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic Head Gasket in MGF/TF Pitstop
    What symptoms do you have?
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic MGTF brakes in MGF/TF Pitstop
    just a "by the by" note!

    You actually would be looking for a SMALLER master cylinder.

    To increase the brake pressure you would have to apply the same foot pressure over a smaller surface area piston.

    Down side is you need the peddle to travel further, to move the caliper pistons the same distance, so it is possible to run out of peddle travel.

    Rover MG calculated the optimum master cylinder size.

    Brake servo effort might be your issue, so worth servicing/replacing it. Have heard of some rusting through. However too much servo, and you loose the feel of the brakes, much like a modern small hatch (ON/OFF brakes).

    I no longer have a TF, but brake performance was never a concern. You could lock the brakes, and ABS kick in in the dry (only ever felt one or two pulses as brakes stopped car quickly), but it did take a firm application of the brake peddle.
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic MGTF brakes in MGF/TF Pitstop
    When you say "New four pots" what do you really mean?

    Brand new, refurbished, or used?

    Sounds like used, with used pads.

    In which case, what condition were the calipers, and pads, did you clean up the calipers, so the pads are free, and are all the pistons free?

    Then were the disks new? If so, you should never use old pads on new disks, as the pads will have worn to the wear patterns on the old disks.

    MG TF brakes are never "sharp" like a modern small hatch, but they should certainly be good, but will need a firm application.

    Should give more progressive action, and more feel, than the modern small hatch ON/OFF brakes!
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic wiper motor in MGF/TF Pitstop
    I think he had worked on my TF before I bought it

    I hope you have seen the other how-too's that mention operating the wipers so they are vertical on the screen, and then turning ignition off With the wipers vertical, before trying to remove the mechanism.

    Much easier than removing clutch resevoir, or cutting the baulkhead panel!
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic Odometer in MGF/TF Pitstop
    It was my 2002 TF that I noticed this.

    Replaced ECU, and alarm module, due to an issue with the engine bay fan never running, but doing this added nearly 4000 miles to my odometer.

    Changed it back and the extra 4000 miles remained!

    Needed to explain this to my insurance as was on a 5000 mile policy!

    After this I did some internet reading, and found explanation, but can not find anything now when searching!
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  • G0RSQ replied to the topic Odometer in MGF/TF Pitstop
    This applies to TF with electronic odometer only.

    As far as I am aware the odometer reading is stored in at least two places on the car. I believe in the odometer itself and also the ECU. (I replaced my ECU and got a higher odometer reading, which messed up my limited mileage policy!)

    Replacing either will result in the HIGHEST value stored being used, and set in the odometer display.

    If you install a speedometer from a lower mileage car, then the mileage stored in the ECU will be used. If the odometer has a higher reading than the ECU, then the odometer reading will be used.

    After this both stored values are syncronised.

    So I believe if the new odometer has a lower reading, the stored value in the ECU will be displayed.

    However not sure how this will impact when changing a KM odometer with an MPH ECU!
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