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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140416

Do you look for work Rich ;)
I know you want to make your car as good as can be, but think you can go a step too far.

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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140418

Not if it's 'fit for purpose' and saves him that big bill we all dread. I assume that it 'does work' Rich? Got any pics with the light on? :broon:

I like your bright looking display. That was one thing that always bothered me, the display being too dim.

Here's the simplest way I know of to rectify that issue. :yesnod:

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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140434

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The illuminated needles are a bit of a mission. But they look terrific. :yesnod:
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Re:Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140463

The replacement front pipe arrived, so I put the new lambda on it and fitted it. Managed to get the stuck nut off the cat using my rechargeable multi tool (Lidl special!). Used a little exhaust joint paste on the cat to rear silencer joint as it was a bit crabby. Haven't test driven it yet but it's a bit quieter and smoother so far. Also replaced the snapped bolt on the third bumper mounting bracket... Luckily had a spare bumper to take one off!

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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140481

Leigh Ping wrote: Not if it's 'fit for purpose' and saves him that big bill we all dread. I assume that it 'does work' Rich? Got any pics with the light on? :broon:

I like your bright looking display. That was one thing that always bothered me, the display being too dim.

Here's the simplest way I know of to rectify that issue. :yesnod:


Forrester, Actually, I do look for work on the car. I get as much enjoyment working on the car as I do driving it, possibly more. It sure beats playing golf, and is probably cheaper too!
As for the illumination, I wasn't looking to increase the amount of light in the instrument cluster as in the link above, I just wanted illuminated needles. We have them in my wife's PT Cruiser and I like them. I did wire the LEDs into the lighting circuit using the two grey wires that lead to the illumination pod shown in the link though-very straightforward.
The illuminated needles are part of a bigger project. I am replacing my sun-damaged dash and cracked binnacle, and while I am at it I will be switching to a Mk2 console, fitting an EPAS shut-off switch and wiring in a solid-state heater control. It was rainy this past weekend and I was going stir crazy so I decided to do the needles. I'm glad that I did as it turned out to be a much more complex job than expected.
As requested here is a pic with the coolant light illuminated. This was taken in daylight and even then it lights up the entire instrument cluster. It's so bright I may even unhook the annoying buzzer as you can't miss seeing the light. :clap:

David and Adam, Did you buy the needle kit from the same E-bay seller that I did (chromemanics) or did they come with your guage faces? Just wondering if yours may have been better quality. The biggest issue with mine was the hole size for the spindles. Speedo was a touch too tight and needed reaming, the others were too big and required adhesive. :(

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I got mine from the original supplier in Bulgaria. They had exactly the same issue with hole size.

O, and the added problem that Arthur ate one of the smaller needles!:p
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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140499

I hope that Arthur didn't suffer from overheating after that!

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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140504

Tried to pump up suspension, found seals had gone in free pump.

Found packet of new seals taped to inside of pump!! :broon:

Fitted new seals and pumped up to correct height.

Filled up with petrol and just cruised about :drive:

I can't reiterate enough to people with "wet" suspension to get it pumped up to correct height as it has transformed my car!!!

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Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140506

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Replaced the thermostat.

Did not fix my overheating issue though. :nonod: :rant: :bang:

Task for the coming weekend: check jiggle valves, bleed, bleed, bleed, fit fan temp sensor.

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Re:Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140524

I've been painting stuff all week. Can any one guess what this is?


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Re:Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140543

Argen69 wrote: I've been painting stuff all week. Can any one guess what this is?




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It's a fan motor isn't it?

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Re:Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then? 6 years 10 months ago #140545

adamelphick wrote: It's a fan motor isn't it?


Correct Adam,
How did you know?


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