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My MG TF 135 3 months 2 weeks ago #199319

Hi,

This is my MG TF 135, I bought it November 2021, it was on my bucket list to own one at some point, so took the plunge while the chance came along - and bought it blind over the Internet as is always recommended with old cars! :slapme:

Two days later my son rolled up in one too, as he liked mine so much.

Hopefully in the summer I'll get some nice weather to have a go at sorting a few issues (roof leaks, door alignment, slightly rough idle, sticky throttle and dash rattle).

Just realised I posted this in the wrong section - should have gone in showroom! Hopefully I'll get some arty pics of the car at some point rather than stuck on my drive!

Cheers
Darren
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My MG TF 135 3 months 1 week ago #199350

:welcome: to the forum from John in Yorkshire. Hope you don't find anything you hadn't bargained for . :hgf:


Cheers John

Not found too much wrong yet, front brake callipers were seized on one pin each, so fixed one, replaced the other. Main issue is rust around the wheel arches and badly covered on the sills.

Just found out the sales guy who old me the car with 'no visible rust anywhere', had been sacked as he wasn't performing well (and I assume not being exactly truthful about things)....he also forgot to transfer the ownership over to me which I had missed due to a few car changes this year...

Seems to run ok, especially when warmed up - although it is throwing up random misfire codes and is a little lumpy at idle.

Once I free up or replace the sticky throttle cable it will be a nice drive.

Cheers
Darren

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My MG TF 135 3 months 1 week ago #199374

Hi Darren . Before you go and buy a cable , check the pedal bracket . It's a bit of a back breaking , neck twisting job to remove it but , you may find the problem lies in where the pedal pivots through two plastic bushes . I had this very issue with my accelerator , as did another forum member . He did a very good " How to " but I'm buggered if I can find it now . Anyway, just check out where the pedal pivots before buying a cable . :yesnod:

John

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My MG TF 135 3 months 1 week ago #199382

Cheers John - I bought a cable a few weeks ago just in case - was only £30 and is nice and free moving but not yet fitted.

I have put some PTFE spray down the throttle cable and it has made a huge difference to the drive, I can now pull away smoothly instead of at 3000rpm. It's still not great, but is good enough.

I did look at the pedal box to see if I could get into a position to get to it - and be able to get back up again - was a bit of a struggle but I think I may be able to do it without requiring the emergency services...although I pulled my neck getting out of bed the other week so who knows!

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Darren
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My MG TF 135 3 months 1 week ago #199413

Hi Darren . Before you go and buy a cable , check the pedal bracket . It's a bit of a back breaking , neck twisting job to remove it but , you may find the problem lies in where the pedal pivots through two plastic bushes . I had this very issue with my accelerator , as did another forum member . He did a very good " How to " but I'm buggered if I can find it now . Anyway, just check out where the pedal pivots before buying a cable . :yesnod:

John


Here you go John... https://www.the-t-bar.com/forum/9-mgf-tf-pitstop/91106-re-wocha-bin-doin-on-your-mg-this-week-then?start=1908#198724
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