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  • Nigel’s recommendation of Rough Luck Racing is seconded by me. I’m north of Stranraer and John came up to me to do Roxy’s head gasket. Save up your jobs and talk to John about logistics, parts etc. For instance, he sourced a Rimmer low coolant alarm for me at a very competitive price, which he fitted whilst doing the head gasket.
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  • Winko replied to the topic Tyre time again in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Thanks Bruce - every bit of information and advice is greatly appreciated.
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  • Winko replied to the topic Tyre time again in MGF/TF Pitstop
    I've found this on the MGF Forum from last year:

    "Roger Parker wrote:
    Rob,

    A heads up that Falken may soon be reducing production of their ZE914 tyre that is one of the approved tyres for TF and they are starting to introduce the replacement which is the ZE310. I have been liaising with Andy Kitson for some months and he put a business plan through to SMTC and MG Motor for additional tyre testing to verify the suitability of the ZE310 for the MG Motor TF (and cascading down to MG Rover TF and MGF).

    This was declined but having got Falken on board with tyre supply, Andy was able to complete a road test programme to the same level as was applied to previous MG tyre testing and has been able to conclude that the new ZE310 Ecorun is suitable as a replacement tyre for TF. He also extended the testing with the tyre pressures that are applicable for the MGF although using a TF, and this concluded that the tyre remained suitable. I have a fuller report in the offing for probably August EMG and I can forward you a copy of that closer to the time, but in the meantime knowing that the new ZE310 is acceptable in the usual full set of four and at recommended tyre pressures will be a comfort to many.

    Rog"

    On the basis of this I've ordered ZE310's for Roxy's rears, leaving the 'proper' Toyos on the front. I'll let you know how she behaves with that mix...
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  • Winko created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi,
    Sorry to be a tyre bore, but my tyre supplier tells me that Falken ZE914's have been phased out, being replaced by ZE310's. Roxy's on 16" rims so she needs 215 40 R16's. Has anyone experience of these spec tyres in that size please?
    I'm loath to try Toyo's again, as last time I did Roxy was so unsettled/dangerous, I took them off after a couple of hundred miles. As such therefore, I'm in a bit of a quandary as to what tyres to go with now.
    All advice gratefully accepted.
    Thanks,
    Winko
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  • Winko replied to the topic Smoke in the cabin in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi Mike,
    Thanks very much for that suggestion. Thinking about it, it did indeed seem to be coming mainly from that area, and I’d just moved the heating control.
    You might just have saved me a lot of trouble. I’ll look on Sunday and let you know.
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  • Winko replied to the topic Smoke in the cabin in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi John,
    Thanks for the reply.
    In the 30 years I played rugby I broke my nose over 40 times so my sense of smell is very iffy. If I had to make a choice I’d say it was plastic. When the smoke first appeared I immediately pulled out the usb charger from the cigarette lighter, so maybe that tells us something about what my instincts were.
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  • Winko created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hi all,
    Have just returned from a month away, with Roxy safely stored in a heated, rodent free (I think) garage. She started first turn of the key and ran normally as I reversed out of the garage and got her up to temperature.
    I've just been for a run, and within a mile smelt burning, immediately followed by increasing levels of smoke coming from between the dashboard and transmission tunnel. I immediately turned around, got to the top of the hill, switched off and coasted home. When I switched off, the smoking stopped.
    Home safely I opened the boot and there was a slight burning smell from the near side of the compartment and a faint smoke haze. Opening the bonnet, everything looks and smelt fine. I've restarted her and there's no smoke, she's running fine and everything seems to work.
    Before I spend time at the weekend removing dash bits and the engine lid, has anyone got any ideas?
    Winko
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