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  1. MGF and MGTF
    Hi everybody! Recently I discovered that my MG TF 1.6 2003 had the head gasket gone! Also, it’s have’s bad compression in all 4 pistons. I was thinking of replacing the engine with another, but I have the fear of all happening again... So... Anyone knows any ENGINE SWAP for the MG TF that isn’t...
  2. MGF and MGTF
    Right, so at night on idle when I have the headlights on the dashlights flicker nothing major but noticeable. Then I turn on the full beams and it flickers a bit more, and I hear the engine idle a bit different. This is a real headscratcher, now the situations of which I have noticed this is...
  3. MG 6
    Hi all, I was wondering if you could help please. My car is vibrating badly when cold from the engine, it does it when idling and when off the accelerator when driving, no loss of power or anything though. When the engine is warm it seems to be driving normally. Anyone have any ideas please...
  4. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Hey guys, I'm having problems with my 2004 Rover 25 1.4 Petrol, Not much of a car guy but I thought I'd have a crack at fixing it. Recently my amber engine light came up after a recent battery change and now I'm concerned to drive it. My OBD scanner can't connect but is getting power from pin...
  5. Introduce yourself
    I own a Rover 25 1.4l 16v 103hp (naturally aspirated petrol engine) from 2003. I've had some issues recently, and I don't know if they're related to each other, so I'll start from the beginning. Since the end of November 2018, I've noticed that sometimes my car intermittently losed power at...
  6. Introduce yourself
    Hey, my name is Steve, I own a Rover 25, 1.4l 16V Petrol Injection (2001) and I love the baby, considering it was cheap as chips to buy, and went through a MOT with 0 Advisories, I cannot fault the car. Thought I would join this forum for help and advice and meet some great people. One of...
  7. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    I have a converted Rover 214 to a 1.8, I've still kept the 1.4 ECU with the MAP system disconnected to make it over fuel, I want to correct this as now it is pinking, I've been looking at new ECU's and have found converting it to MEMS 3 is too much work as it means changing looms and ignition...
  8. Introduce yourself
    Hello, I have blown my head gasket in my MG ZR, I just want some opinions on what I should do. I have narrowed it down to 2 options. 1. Get the head gasket replaced and head skimmed ect new belts and filters. I have been quoted 400-450. 2. Put a new (2nd hand) engine in. I have found a scrap...
  9. MG / Rover Related Chat - up to 2005
    Another month, another provocative article in PPC. Dec 13's thought in the bath: 'If the cleverest Brummies available to the motor industry couldn't make the otherwise excellent k-series a reliable engine, could the Chinese manage it? It seems they could... there seems to be little chat...
  10. Wanted
    Hi, Hope you can help. I'm after an engine for my father's old Rover. Thanks in advance.. Richard
  11. Wanted
    Hi there, I am looking for a atmospheric dump valve (the type that bolts directly onto the turbo) for an MG ZT Turbo. Does Anyone have one for sale or know anywhere I can buy one. I believe Forge used to do one but it isn't on there website anymore. Cheers Glenn
  12. MGF and MGTF
    Ok so here is the list of current issues I have with the MGF VVC. Power steering does not work. When you disconnect the battery for a second and reconnect it turns the power steering back on. However, after a hard acceleration (anything going above 4k) the power steering goes off again and...
  13. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Hi guys, long time no post ;) Well to put it simply, my battery keeps running flat and I've got tired of it and decided to find out why. Basically, when I check the voltage on the alternator it shows at 14v, but at the battery it's only 12 or less, and it doesn't charge very well. Thinking...
  14. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Alright guys, Basically me and Chaz has spent alot of time talking about VVCing a 1.6 We both have the know how, the equipment, he has the parts now and I'm buying them bit by bit. We both have 1.4s at the moment so our general understanding is... 1.4 pistons/liners out 1.8 pistons/liners in...
  15. Ecu

    MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Found a cheap 120 ECU/5AS/fob bundle on eBay for the 120 lump I'm getting But how do I know it is a 120 lump? Is there any way to tell? Should there be a code on it proving its a 120 ECU? Or is it a trust the guy buy and plug in and find out jobbie? Thanks Luke
  16. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Right, pretty much sorted out a 120 lump for ol' Sparky. Main questions are; Will the 105 loom and ECU run the 120? Also will I have any dramas with immobilisers? As it is I'll pretty much be swapping lumps and keeping the same ECU, loom, and everything else... Last thing I want is to plumb...
  17. MGF and MGTF
    If I was to upgrade/replace the engine from a 1.6 TF to a 1.8, what are the thoughts regarding road tax and MOT passes based on emissions? I would be updating the V5C accordingly and by doing so would that automatically update the emissions and therefore automatically the road tax bands/MOT...
  18. MGF and MGTF
    I must have spend about £1500 have my whole engine rebuilt and put back together. It was the moment of truth yesterday when the mechanic fired it up for the first time. I’ve done 50 miles on the engine so far and it sounds like a piece of ****** and i’m embarrassed to drive it. Here is a video...
  19. MGF and MGTF
    Hello everyone I've currently got my whole engine out of the car. I've had the head skimmed and a new block put in. While the engine was out the mechanic (Russell) told me i needed a new clutch as well. My question to you guys is, while the engine is out what else should i buy now and have...
  20. MGF and MGTF
    I've got the engine out of my car at the moment and I might as well have the clutch changed while the mechanic is at it. Its a VVC 1.8 1998 MGF. Would you recommend I get another OEM clutch or spend a bit more for an AP clutch? Are there any advantages of getting the AP clutch? Many thanks...
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