Pharg55 replied to the topic 'DZUS for engine cover' in the forum. 3 days ago

I use a cranked, offset ratchet ring spanner for those three, and yes, there should be washers under the bolt heads, standard engineering practice.

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'DZUS for engine cover' in the forum. 5 days ago

Nice idea access-wise, but not from a structural point of view. Two of the bolts are also used for the engine bay bracing, and, as the cover is designed to bepart of the structure and stiffened, DZUS fasteners wouldn't give the mechanical function that the bolts would.

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Go sell your drivel elsewhere!!

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Who cares? Nothing to do with MG cars, or anything else - go away!!

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Yeah, it did give me some hassle, but it did help, even if it was only an eigth of a turn at a time. I plan to seek out this random piece of slotted bar in the shed, and cut it down to suit the diameter of the locking ring, that way it'll miss the structure above.

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Having just had the same problem, I had a real fight when refitting that ring! Didn't have too much trouble removing it, but making sure that it was correctly aligned with the tank top threaded part, while pushing the tank unit down (due to there being some spring loading on it) it was a bit of a mare!
I actually oredered a 'universal' tool from Aliexpress, and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't made from toffee!
It's a useable item, and only around £7 or so, including tax. Takes about a week to deliver though. 

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'VVC Air intake' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I'll do that!
Thanks!

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'New member to the-t-bar' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Welcome!! Hope you find the forum entertaining and useful!

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'VVC Air intake' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Good points there, I haven't gone into the engine much, maybe after I get it through the MOT I'll delve into it. Wife doesn't like the ooomph much, so that's a bonus!
Cheers!

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'VVC Air intake' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I think the PO has been trying to bling it up, the car is an 04 TF 115, the standard airbox has been replaced with a high flow cone filter, which I prefer anyway. I'm not going to change anything, it's running well, and you know what 'they' say - if it ain't effed, don't fix it!

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Pharg55 created a new topic ' VVC Air intake' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

  Hi all,

Something that's been puzzling me since I got the car, is there any advantage to fitting a VVC air intake to a non-VVC engine?
It's one of the oddities that I've found on my car

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Pharg55 replied to the topic 'Fuel pump' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Any pressure from the fuel filter?

If it's definitely running (mine died recently - on the MOT testers car lift!) I tested mine with a meter - power available when Igmition switched on, and then when cranking, as you've found.
Try reversing the connections, it's always possible that the pump wiring isn't correct. If that doesn't work, then I would think it's a bad pump.

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