"If the roof is is down you should lock your car with the key to disable the sensor as this will prevent anything from setting off the alarm and yet it still immobilises the car." - Paulsmgf (Paul).
"The K series is a special engine, especially the 1.8 which started life as a 1.0 litre and was then bored out to 1.4 then 1.6 and then 1.8 for the MGF! The wet liners have got so big that there isnt much of the block left inside. Saying that it is a lovely engine if treated properly." - Bryan Young.
"The hood is made up of three layers; the inner and outer material and a middle waterproof rubberised layer." - PQD44 (Paul).
"A top tip is to take some pics using your digital cameras, then when you get back to your computer you can manipulate the pic, zoom in and see things the eye could not see given the normal conditions of viewing at the time.This is how I was able to read the invisible serial number on my throttle body." - Leigh Ping
"On our F the EPAS light come on after the emissions test on the MOT but clears once you drive properly." - TalkingCars.
"You should always disconnect the earth lead (-ve) first and reconnect it last. This avoids the possibility of a slipping spanner on the +ve terminal shorting out on any adjacent earthed metal parts/body. Shorted batteries can explode and cause serious burns! " - Tipper.
"You can get a key cut from the VIN number by an authorised locksmith. They do not need a pattern key or the car." - Stan_B.
"I use dielectric grease on battery terminals and every lucar connector on older British cars." - Mowog73 (Mark).
"At 200 litres per minute the pressure on the radiator hoses will be maxed out around 2.5bar and that's on full revs! Remember flow is controlled by engine speed. Pressure can only be produced by a restriction to flow." - Dunga (Kevin).
"You should NEVER try to attach anything , especially Speakers, Amps, Sub Woofers and the like to the Rear bulkhead when fitted new ICE stuff. You'll go through the bulkhead and straight through the plastic fuel tank." - Gadget2466 (Gary).
"Remember just because you're losing coolant does not automatically mean your head gasket has failed but if you ignore the signs it most definitely will." - Russell Walsh.
"I strongly advise people to have european recovery cover when travelling abroad. Don't forget this normally covers accidents as well, whereas most insurance companies will only pay out to the value of the car. Also some recovery policies cover 'you' breaking down too. So, if you have a few too many and fall down the stairs breaking your legs, you can still get your car home." - P24hrSmith (Paul).
"One tip though, when fitting side air intake scoops is, at the lowest point and where it can't be seen from the outside, drill a small drain hole otherwise the little buggers fill up with water and dirt." - Bacchus (Craig).
"Get the alternator inspection cover off and have a good root around before you go spending money on a new one. I had a problem, and it turned out to be that the bolts had worked loose and the belt was just slack. It is possible to do it all from the inspection cover - with some good ratchet spanners." - KentJohn.
"I am a huge fan of getting stuck in on jobs, however I do feel strongly that any brake work is overseen by someone experienced rather than relying on remote advice." - John & Sue.
"First thing I do when I buy a second hand car is an oil change. You never know what they have used or when it was last changed." - CJJ (Clive).
"The hardtop fits with the soft top folded down, If your soft top clips on then the hard top will clip on the same place. There are fittings for the hard top just behind the door." - Stan_B.
Regarding exhausts - Remember what Will Hay said; “There is no best, only current personal opinion and of course those that have bought a particular brand and can't possibly imagine it wasn't the correct purchase.” - PQD44 (Paul).
"The alarm internal sensor is behind the centre of the T-bar. If you lock the car with the key not the fob, it sets the alarm but not the internal sensor." - David Aiketgate.
"The Glovebox light only works when the lights are on and the heated mirrors are on 24/7." - Leigh Ping.
"The OBD/phone interface sounds interesting but owning a pre-OBD MGF, one is not in my future." - Rich in Vancouver.
"On my work experience at focus I was chief sticker remover and found that hot water and sponge did it best. Or wd40 for stubborn ones." - BenSewell.
"Before an mot check all the basic stuff: tyres, all lights, wipers, horn, seat belts etc. check spare wheel, then whip the wheels off and check pad thickness and disc condition. While the wheels are off the ground check for play in bearings and bushes. Check for play at 6 & 12 position and 9 & 3. Also steering play. Check for any serious corrosion and brake pipe condition. Road test the car to check the brakes pull up in a straight line. Find a quiet stretch of road, drive down the middle and apply the brakes firmly whilst holding the wheel lightly from about 20mph. Repeat with the handbrake. If you're happy with those checks, you've only really got the emissions to worry about." - John & Sue
"If you are checking inside the car for leaks here's a good little cheat. Use some old fashioned blotting paper it will show up pink when you dab the carpets." - Jon Norris (Rough luck racing).
"Many sump plugs are magnetic as standard. If not you can magnetise yours by stroking it with a strong magnet . Or fit a small circular magnet to the plug via its own magnetism." - John & Sue.
"Top tip, if you take a front wing off for whatever reason then do the hinges at the same time. You can leave the door shut and the hinge bolts are easy to get at taking the complete hinge off." - John and Jake the dog.
'BLING MODS' - Accessory upgrades & modifications to improve your cars looks.
Aerial Topper - To assist you in finding where your car is parked.
Bonnet Bolts and Washers upgrade - Rusty bolt and washer replacement.
Bonnet, Boot and Wheel Centre badges - Great looking gel badge replacements and fixing guide.
Boot vent grills - Vent grill meshing guide.
Centre Console - Priming & Painting guide.
Centre Console L.E.D lights - L.E.D lighting pics.
Dash Air Vent Respray - How to paint your dash vents.
Dash and centre console - Renovation guide.
Door card inserts upgrade - Renovation guide.
Door lock buttons - Bling upgrade.
Fuel Filler Cap - Polishing guide.
Gearstick gaiter - Replacement guide.
Heater control knob changing - Removal and upgrade.
Interior door handle chrome surrounds from 75/ZT - Modding and Fitting guide.
Interior LED Lights - Fitting guide.
Interior MGTF Oil gauge and clock LED Lights - Fitting guide.
Interior Trim Painting - Painting guide.
Leather Interior Project - Fitting guide.
Light and wiper stalk upgrade using Rover 800/Freelander control stalks - Fitting guide.
Meshing guide for TF front grill - Meshing guide.
MG Tyre Valves - A light-hearted fitting guide.
Plasma Dials - Fitting guide.
Polished Gearknob and Gaitor Ring - Polishing guide.
Polished Petrol Cap Ring - Polishing guide.
Puddle lights - Fitting guide.
Puddle lights version 2 - An alternative puddle light setup.
Rear bumper mesh / grill mod - Grill meshing guide.
Rear end refurb - TF160 - Refurb work.
Side Air Intakes - Fitting guide.
Sidelight bulb changing guide - MGTF Sidelight change and upgrade guide.
Spoiler - MGF - Spoiler fitting guide - MGF.
Tail light bulb upgrade - MGTF Tail light change and upgrade guide.
*Wheel and Whole Car Refurb - Refurbish your wheels and whole car at home with Plasti-Dip. The illustration below shows the same car, before and after plasti-dipping.