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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Finally to put this one too bed as it were, my difficulty in getting the damper top nut and washer to tighten were as follows.
    1. the spring retainer nut needs to be torqued down on the spacer so as to get approx 25mm of free thread above the spacer.
    2.the lower or first rubber bush needs to be inverted so that its conical shaped side mates with the inside of the turret which is similarly shaped.
    3.The upper rubber bush needs to be fitted so that the flat shaped part of the bush is uppermost to mate with the top washer which is fitted in a convex fashion ,that is curved upwards -this always looks wrong but is correct.

    Most pictures of MGTF shock absorber sets show the upper bush the wrong way round which is why there is not enough thread to begin tightening up.

    regrds

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Bob,
    thanks for your reply,
    I did compress the spring and tighten its nut to the required amount.
    I think that maybe I need to compress the top nut and washer to take up the extra depth of the new top bushes .
    Will try this today-weather permitting

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Bob,
    I am having a terrible time getting my rebuilt shocker units back into the turret-the centre line of the lower bush is too low to mate with the upper arm recess and I cant compress the suspension enough to line everything up.
    The rebuilt shockers are assembled correctly and have the same length as the old units.
    It appears the the rubber isolator at the top which goes into the roof of the turret is stopping the shocker from lining up at the bottom mating place.
    Without the rubber isolator the match is prefect -obviously cant leave this out so how to compress everything

    any ideas

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi-
    no I specified bottom bush .
    It transpires that they are available as a sperate item from MGFNTFBITZ.
    Not cheap but a fraction of the cost of a new damper unit ,especially since the springs and dampers are usually ok .
    The upper bushes and lower bush unit are the culprits and that makes it a worth while job to refurb an existing front or rear shock assy especially if you have the soft shockers fitted to your 2005 MGTF already and it failed MOT on bushes.
    What I need to do now is work out if I can remove and refit the lower bush using home DIY methods

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    hi trevtherevs

    the next question is do you have a part number for said bush

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic MGTF Damper Units in MGF/TF Pitstop
    thanks deepfat-unfortunately the info is relative to the bottom bush bolt

    Mike
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  • g4wam created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi all,
    Does anyone know if the lower bushes on MGTF damper units can be replaced?
    thanks

    Mike
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  • g4wam replied to the topic Smelly at Start Up in MGF/TF Pitstop
    thanks David for your input-I will check the canister connections .
    tried pressing the filler cap in and get a smell which I think shows that the fuel system is pressurised.
    its not in the cabin only when the car is first started up

    regard's

    Mike
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  • g4wam created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi all,
    would anyone like to offer a suggestion re-MGTF with petrol smell at start up, like unburned fuel

    No OBD codes or EML displayed

    could this be a charcoal canister issue ?
    regards

    Mike
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