Cobber replied to the topic 'Rear LEDs' in the forum. 20 hours 18 minutes ago

The flash rate of incandescent indicator bulbs is determined by the resistance of the bulbs..... so the higher the resistance the slower the rate and the opposite lower the resistance the faster they flash, when LED bulbs are fitted to a system designed for incandescent bulbs they flash too fast as LED bulbs have a much lower resistance which is inherent in the nature of LEDs, to use LEDs in these older designs a resistor of the correct value must be used to add resistance to the circuit.

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Cobber replied to the topic 'MG TF hard top for sale' in the forum. 3 days ago

You might want to mention where abouts in the world you are.
I'm not expert on hard tops but I can't see how this wouldn't fit a MGF  as the soft tops fit so this should too

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Multi plug metal clips' in the forum. 6 days ago

When you remove these plugs are you pulling the wire clip out of the plug?
if you push the clip down towards the plug it will open and allow you to disconnent the plug without the risk of loosing the clip.
As to finding replacements they should be availible from automotive electrical trade outlets, or next time you're at the scrappies just harvest some from the wrecks, these plugs are pretty generic and are found on most brands of cars.

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 1 week ago

The fact that there are so many bolts used to secure the plate tells be it must do something to stiffen the car, otherwise they'd just use a few clips of self tappers.
Even the ribs and folds pressed into the part will when in combination with all those bolts will add to the torsional rigidity of the car, they may even contribute to a reduction in NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness)

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Interior clock issues' in the forum. 1 week ago

blacklake wrote: You are right I think! (Just tried it in the cold and dark.) Oh well, the console is coming out again... that will make me popular.


Glad to've been of help.......hopefully!

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Interior clock issues' in the forum. 1 week ago

Whilst the clock itself should always be powered up, so as it can keep the time, the illumination should switch off with the lights.
Check the pin outs for the wiring for the clock, maybe the poer feed to the clock has been switched with the power feed for the illumination of the clock that would explain the constant illumination of the clock and why it won't work....infact try seeing if the clock works when the lights are on!

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Just reading the title I came to the fuel pump conclusion before I read the thread.
Unfortunatly when the boffins at MG Rover were cooking up the parameters of the OBD diagnostics they didn't think to include recording data from the fuel pump.
So an intermittent fuel pump problem can be difficult to diagnose.

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Cobber replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Airportable wrote: To remove the central vent; a broad paint scraper tucked inter the bottom edge of the moulding & using the surrounding dash as a fulcrum, ease the unit out. Originally the seal was foam rubber but in all probability that will have disintegrated, so little or no resistance should be expected.
I have a flexible grabber (expect a comment from Cobber), into which I insert a small magnet, this forms around the curves with no problem. It’s a couple of foot long (wait for it) with a claw on the end, available off eBay & an invaluable addition to a tool kit. Especially if like me you use & drop a lot of stainless nuts & screws in places which are difficult to access 
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A couple of foot long…..now you’re bragging!
Reminds me of the old gag……”It’s a foot long, but I don’t use it as a rule!”

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Cobber replied to the topic 'New look & thanks.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

David Aiketgate wrote: If I look in portrait mode I see this. If I click on the three lines top right all the forum sections pop up.

 


It did that before the forum upgrade on my iPad so as far as I know nothing has changed there

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Cobber replied to the topic 'New look & thanks.' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

generous_dad wrote: Nice fresh layout. Must have been a devil to do what seems like an upgrade.

But can you help this aged codger? What button do I press if I am in Recent Topics and want to just view the latest unread posts in a topic? Can anyone snip and paste what it should look like.
Ta.


you look for and click on the green bits


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Cobber replied to the topic 'Mystery Leak on Left Hand Side' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Given that the oil should be level with the filler plug hole, maybe the gearbox has been over filled with oil and the leak is a result of that

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