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  • BruceTF135 replied to the topic FRONT BRAKES in MGF/TF Pitstop
    It's not often that I can contribute something useful on this great forum. Glad to be able to help in some small way.

    It still doesn't explain why you can't bleed your brakes, though.
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  • BruceTF135 replied to the topic FRONT BRAKES in MGF/TF Pitstop

    Morning I managed with some difficulty to remove the flexi hose ,thinking it was blocked .However blowing through it the hose seems quite clear .Ive sealed the master cylinder reservoir with cling film to stop it leaking.The next job is to see if fluid pours out of the brake pipe,when I remove the seal Ive always found this happens when the flexi is disconnected .The master cylinder looks quite new .We have a visitor so on hold Len



    I don't think I'm wrong.

    Isn't that master cylinder with the cling film under the cap the CLUTCH master cylinder?... The brake master cylinder has a level switch on the cap; it does on mine, at least.
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  • Obviously, we haven't heard the car. You say it has a Piper exhaust. I imagine this is a 'sports' exhaust so I would also imagine that whatever is going on is the same as with my TT7 . It pops and burbles at tickover and also on the overun in 1st gear. It occasionally makes a more enthusiastic pop very occassionally when I give it some welly. It never bangs enough to scare anything. I never noticed any of this with the original exhaust. The lads around my way pay good money to get this effect on their Corsas.

    I'm not looking for a fault on my car because I don't think there is one. Yours is probably fine too. Maybe you could upload a YouTube video of yours so we can make a more informed judgment?
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  • Exactly what Notanumber says. My '04 TF 135 occasionally pops quietly on the overrun, mostly when in traffic in first gear where I'm moving forward and slowing down with the car in gear. It will also occasionally pop with more energy on the overrun when I really give it some beans!

    It is much more noticeable since I fitted my TT7 exhaust; it could be an effect of the exhaust or simply that I hear it because it is louder.

    My car has not been remapped, AFAIK.

    If you are experiencing a loud backfire, there may be a problem.
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  • It would be interesting to know where that “hole” is. I suspect he has to get the cover off that involves removing the bolts to the starter motor. If so then I’d love to know how he gets at them. The one I’m particularly interested in is the one tucked right under the water pipes.


    I'll ask him next time I see him.
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  • My tame mechanic does loads of cambelt changes on MGF/TF. I've sat and watched him do mine a couple of times. He makes undoing the crank bolt look trivially easy. Mind you, he does have the car up on a 2 poster. He basically pokes a big screwdriver through a hole somewhere underneath to jam the starter ring. With the other hand, he uses a 24" breaker bar to undo the crank bolt by applying his fairly considerable weight downwards from below (tree swinging style). It takes him seconds. He also has a handy 5ft high bottle jack to support the engine when he undoes the RHS engine mount. Beyond that, I haven't a clue what he's up to. I might have to learn, though, because he just retired :-|
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  • BruceTF135 thanked the user Roverlike in the forum post, MG F/TF Passenger Fuse Box Layout Diagrams (Lid Labels)
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  • That's true, that! I too remember the days of walking into a little shop and speaking to someone who knew the business and the market. There was no chasing around online every year to get a better deal because the renewal was double the previous year's premium.

    Have you ever noticed that, when using and choosing on a comparison site, you nearly always end up having to phone the potential new supplier. They then ask you all the same questions, get the same answers, and requote at a higher price than the comparisoin figure?

    And don't get me started on the 'customer service' provided by the big internet companies. Got a problem and need to speak to someone at Amazon, eBay, Evri, Paypal, etc? It's pathetic. Best you'll find on their help pages is an ill-educated bot that is no help at all.

    Yeah, I've been dealing with one of those today! Rant mode off :-)
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