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  • T piece is not sold as a seperate piece but part of a much bigger hose piece. You need either PEH100790 (non-VVC) or PEH100940 (VVC). It has been like this for some years now.


    I think that the Cooling System Bleed valve- PEI100010 - is not available as a seperate item now either and may form part the items above.
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  • I have had the Mike Satur reinforcement plates since circa 2003 but still had a failure on the driver's rear side 2017. What failed was the steel immediately where the damper comes through the steel (ie punched a hole). My car is low mileage and garaged all its life. Never goes out in rain.

    My failure occured after during a trip in Valais (S. Switzerland) along a semi Belgian pave type road surface and with the adjustable dampers set at 8. The Mike Satur strengtheners held up, however. Gut feel is that the combination of Belgian pave and too high a damper setting caused the failure.
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  • Standard life OAT is orange. Red I believe is extended life OAT.

    Happy to be corrected but red appears to be OK for the F.
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  • The added risk as the cars get older is rust on the underside of the turrets further weakening them.

    My 'adjustable' dampers (Spax) are now all set at 2 all round, which I know undermines the reason for having them!
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  • julianfoulger replied to the topic Wiring Loom in MGF/TF Pitstop
    I have just completed extracting from an MGTF engine loom exactly what you are looking at to retrofit to my MGF. There is a brown wire going to the starter (ring connector)- the other end goes to the 80 amp fuse held in a translucent box (left side of your picture), the other end of which goes to the alternator in the form of a square connector, which I believe is what you are asking about (all wires are brown and very thick). Basically, a brown cable connecting starter and alternator via the 80 amp fuse,
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  • I used Gunson Eezibleed as my MGF is an early version with a clutch damper (they did away with the damper fairly early on) which I read could be a pain to bleed, so I purchased the Gunson kit.

    It took me about 20 minutes to replace the existing fluid (which I do not think had ever been replaced) and bleed at the slave cylinder end. No problems were encountered.
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  • If it is a 1996 MPI's it could easily be a manual tensioner and 23 mm belt! It is not cut and dry. My understanding is that it was all a bit of a mess in the early days regarding the non-VVC engines; the VVC always came with a manual tensioner and 26mm belt.

    My advice is to do the proper research. Get the engine number (I am not sure the Vin number is good enough) and check with Rimmers for the correct belt. The other option which I would be tempted to do is to take off the cam belt cover et al and check with your own eyes if auto or manual (easy to see) and measuring tape to ascertain whether a 23mm or 26mm belt.
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  • I have a history of tracked data on my MGF VVC (Mems 2J) using Pscan. I can see straight away some differences.

    When oil and water temp > 85 C and at idle of 875rpm (quick extraction of the norms {note that for several readings, the norm can be an either or} but should be enough for you to decipher even without headings)

    4 ° 0.6V Closed On Alternates Alternates Neutral Alternates Alternates Alternates 30 Kpa 26 steps 875rpm 0rpm 0kph 85°C 85°C Varies Varies N.A 13.4V okay okay okay 2-3mS 2-3mS 720.0° 2.5ms 0.9ms 0.7-1.0 V NA NA Active/inactive NA 225.0° 225.0° 717.6° 221.5.° Active Not active Closed Not cranking Started Not stopped Active/not active Active/not active On Off OFF at 98 degrees OFF at 60 degrees On NA 0-100%

    The sensor on coolant temp for the ECU is a different sensor to that used for the temp gauge. I have an issue at the moment where the gauge is reading normal but the ECU coolant reading is very different once the temp gauge reaches normal. As both sensors are right next to each other, I am assuming at this stage that the ECU coolant sensor needs replacing.
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  • I suspect these are X-part rollover hoops - Instructions below.

    http://mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2/DIY/hoops/index.htm

    To get to the engine, the hoops will need to be dismantled.

    If your screen was plastic, you could get the roof down without dismantling. However, have you tried unzipping the glass screen first and tucking it down before lowering the roof?
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  • Best move. As these cars get older, components wear out and in my view, the cars become a lot more expensive to fault find and repair. Without something like PScan, it can become very expensive and frustrating. Buying an MGF for say £1000 is just the beginning and the cost curve will quickly climb without diagnostic software.
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