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  • LanderMG thanked the user Cobber in the forum post, Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then?
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  • I don't think it's a matter of being a tight arse. There always seems more pressing things to spend the few pennies we have on the MG, such as replacing sticky brake callipers, or starter motor or new front brake disks, etc.

    I know that when I finally get the pounds together to repair the head gasket along with the cause of the HGF, I will include some sort of low coolant warning device.
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  • The sad thing was there was no tell tale signs. The heating worked fine, oil pressure was looking good too.
    The only thing I can think of was the water pump gave up. I guess the only clue would have been when we noticed the hot air in the cabin was actually blowing cold.

    Looked down at the dash and saw the hot water all the way to the max.

    Now to decide to get the engine rebuilt and new 'other' bits, eg water level indicator, stainless under floor heater pipes, or to scrap it. Don't really want to do that to be honest.
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  • After what was going to be a 'get organised and get chrimbo shopping done' sort of day, got a lift home in a truck.

    Still, the MG looks amazing even though it's nothing more than a paper weight at the moment.

    Now do I reach out for the Christmas jumper, or a new head gasket?
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  • LanderMG created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    You never suspect that a little run to the town for some Christmas shopping would end with potentially a huge price tag.

    Suspect HGF based on the sludge, empty expansion bottle, near total loss of oil, and water on the dipstick.

    6 hours waiting for the RAC to recover us, and finally got him walking distance from home.

    Didn't suspect a thing when innocently suggesting to my wife let's get a head of the game and get the festive shopping done.

    Now to decide DIY, or a mobile, experienced mechanic?

    Still, looking good on the back of a recovery truck regardless.
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  • LanderMG created a new forum post in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Hello,
    Thanks for providing so much help in the past, but now got another issue....
    I'm sure it's a common problem but thought I'd ask.

    When locking the F, I have found the indicators don't flash, but the doors do lock when using the remote,and the LED stays lit. However, when I use the key, the doors lock and then unlock straight away.

    Something I have noticed is when I look at the catch on the door, the catch doesn't rotate all the way. Using a screw driver to push the catch round till as far as it goes will illuminate the interior lights. Then when I use the remote to lock the door, the indicators flash, the doors lock and the LED flashes.

    If I then lift the door handle and roll the catch anti clockwise as if opening the door, the alarm does go off.

    So it seems that the issue appears that when I close the door, the catch isn't rotating clockwise enough.

    Anybody seen that issue?

    Thanks in advance.
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  • LanderMG thanked the user SundanceUK in the forum post, Rear brake calliper handbrake lever
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  • I have decided not to refurb too. I found a pair of new calipers for £70 and am looking for a pair of braided hoses next.
    I thought might just as well take this approach than buy 2nd hand callipers, and stick with the existing rubber hoses even though the hoses look in good condition.
    Debating if I would paint the new callipers a colour or leave as is. The hoses I'm looking for will be blue so maybe I could paint them a blue colour.
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  • So I guess replace both callipers is best as I would not know which has actually failed?
    Also I guess it would be a great time to replace the hoses and fittings( banjo, clips)
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