Wocha bin doin on your MG this week then?

5 years 11 months ago #140416 by Forrester
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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5 years 11 months ago #140418 by Leigh Ping
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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5 years 11 months ago #140434 by David Aiketgate
The illuminated needles are a bit of a mission. But they look terrific. :yesnod:

David
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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #140463 by adamelphick
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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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #140481 by Rich in Vancouver

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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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #140482 by David Aiketgate
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

David
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5 years 11 months ago #140499 by Rich in Vancouver
I hope that Arthur didn't suffer from overheating after that!

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5 years 11 months ago #140504 by Andy Lawrence
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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5 years 11 months ago #140506 by Bertl
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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5 years 11 months ago #140524 by Argen69
I've been painting stuff all week. Can any one guess what this is?


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5 years 11 months ago #140543 by adamelphick

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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5 years 11 months ago #140545 by Argen69

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


Correct Adam,
How did you know?


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