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    After 5 yrs of owning my 54 plate TF 135, I have decided to treat my self to something a bit newer with some money left to me by my late father.
    I did look at getting a low mileage LE500 ,but could not justify the amount needed to get something just a bit newer than what I had already.
    In the end I have gone for a Z4, one of the last E85's a 2.0 litre Exclusive Edition that had only done 32,000 miles

    I have quite a few bits that I have not yet fitted on to the TF that I will list later on to offer them to TBar members before listing on Ebay.

    I do have a Custom Car Cover in black,brand new never been out of its bag for £65 delivered.
    Also I have FOC for anyone that wants to collect from Stourbridge West Mids an XPower Grey LEF bonnet , a few chips and minor marks ,front leading edge has a small kink in it.

    Just need to get the old girl through the MOT next week and put her up for sale.

    As I said will not be leaving just yet,will post details and pictures of car next week if anyone is interested in buying it.

    54 plate 135 in XPower grey,54k ,Bilsteins with soft ride springs.

    Regards Kevin
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  • I think that's for the Chinese built MG TF. The shock fits on the dog leg bolt instead of having bolt through bottom eye.
    The original part seem in short supply.
    There is one herehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-MGTF-UPPER-FRONT-SUSPENSION-ARM-ASSEMBLY-LEFT-HAND-RBJ000850-/171361708477

    Regards Kevin
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  • Hi
    I replaced one side (twice ) within a couple of years,as far as I can remember the front bumper has to come off ,the armature and the crash cans in the subframe.I also found it easier with the headlight removed as well.Its not too difficult,just awkward and time consuming.
    I used a cheap aftermarket kit the first time and it had play in it within a year.(the bearing seat in arm was not to good,maybe this was cause).
    As its such a pain of a job I would use quality parts.
    I posted a few months ago about a cheap way of using an new old stock metro upper fulcrum shaft (same asTF ) being sold on ebay for a tenner and using genuine roller bearings, a cheap aftermarket kit for seals and bolts.This cuts the parts price in half.
    I already have a new shaft stored away for when I need to replace other side.
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  • Hi Gavin

    Yes there is a difference,I fitted an aftermarket one,it only lasted 12 months.( I did have trouble removing old bearings though,so did not have the best start)
    I then managed to buy a new old stock arm very cheap and picked up the fulcrum shaft of ebay for less than a tenner from (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/mg_rover_spares?_trksid=p2047675.l2559.)
    The part number may be different but it does fit and is £55 cheaper than rimmers.
    I have since in preparation bought another shaft for when the other fails and will use original bearings at £22 with new seals and bolts from a cheap after market one or the ones off the old arm if ok.
    You can replace the arm with nearly all original parts for around £50 this way.
    The first bearing is a sod to get out, but if you use a raw bolt of the right size and open it out in between the bearing races,
    you can use it to drift out the first one, the other then is a piece of cake. Use threaded bar ,sockets and nuts etc to refit bearing races.

    Regards Kevin
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  • Hi
    Mine is also a 2004 and I thought that it had the alarm as warning light came on and off with ignition as it should.
    Upon closer inspection the coolant bottle had no sensor float,it came out the factory without one and the wiring neatly cable tied out the way.(MG Rover :rant: :rant: :bang: :bang: :spank: :spank: )
    I had to buy a new sensor expansion bottle and all works well.
    Please just check yours as it would be a bummer to rely on something that will never work as intended.

    Kevin
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  • I had the same problem,found leak to be between welded panels under the passenger side dash/bulkhead as sealant had dried out.
    The gap was filled using sikaflex squeezed into gaps,which could be seen coming out of the corresponding seam under the bonnet.
    Seemed to do the trick,now got a leak from somewhere else.:bang:
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