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  1. MGF and MGTF
    First of all, why should we fit them? An engine causes a lot of vibration when it is running. To combat this the engine is mounted on rubber mounts to insulate the engine from the chassis and cuts down the noise and vibration. Unfortunately, this allows the engine to move in relation to the...
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    OK, We all know that the Rover radiator is made from bio-degradable metal and as such rots as soon as it has contact with water (not good when its a radiator). Mine was rotten so I decided to replace it with an Aluminium one and at the same time I upgraded to twin fans (looks impressive and...
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    When I fitted my quad lights, as always I took a couple of photos along the way so thought it was about time I did a proper how to with them rather than leaving them sitting around my hard drive doing nothing... So here it is. Start off by disconnecting your existing lights by separating...
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    After putting up with a sticky throttle for the last year I thought I would try fitting a new cable. The cable was around the £40 mark and was part no. SBB000280 The symptom was no control over the throttle in the first 1/2" of pedal movement. You would lightly press the throttle...
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    OK, First you have to purchase the new Flexipipe. I bought the stainless steel one from Autobits with the 'Fitting Kit' to save me any hassle with missing bits. Total cost was around £65.00 delivered. The exhaust looked good and there were plenty of bits in the fitting...
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    I was sitting on this for a while as I didn't know how useful it would be considering I did my clutch change while the engine/subframe were out of the car. It does, however, give a good view of what is going on. Also, Adam is just about to change his clutch after we removed the engine/subframe...
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    Hello folks I hope this is helpful but before you start please buy and refer to the workshop manual in conjunction with this especially for torque settings etc. and please remember I have no mechanical training at all so I'm no expert, there is also a very helpful video showing replacing a k...
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    The gearbox oil should be checked for level occasionally, especially if you have a leak. Otherwise it should be changed evey 105,000 miles or 7 years. I have just filled mine up as I have just fitted a new gearbox and drained it to fit a magnetic drain plug. The oil I used was Castrol...
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    Well, decided that i wanted a change from the standard seats, and didn't fancy going down the leather retrim route as its been done quite a lot already. I started looking at sports bucket recliners as they can be picked up for similar cash to standard leather seats and really make a statement...
  10. MGF and MGTF
    As you may remember, when I started the job of removing the subframe I found that the stainless exhaust flexi pipe had caused heat damage to the offside handbrake cable. So I bought a new cable and set about fitting it. Firstly, you need to put the rear end up on ramps or axle stands so...
  11. MGF and MGTF
    How to vinyl wrap Following a move of tweeters from the door panels onto the A pillars it became necessary to finish them in a covering that was pleasing to the eye, I chose to use vinyl wrap which is readily available and is often chosen by pro’s for its ease of fitment, other materials can...
  12. MGF and MGTF
    As a follow up to my “glove box sub box” how to I thought I would show how I built the latest addition to my TF, some A pillar tweeter (APT’s) builds. For those of you that haven’t a clue as to what I am on about I will try to explain, the tweeters in a standard MY200F/TF are positioned...
  13. MGF and MGTF
    There was a fair bit of info about the Mike Satur hub adaptors around, but no 'How To' that I could find... so I thought it only right to do one when I fitted mine yesterday :D 1. Jack the car up and insert axel stands in the correct locations. 2. Remove the wheel. 3...
  14. MGF and MGTF
    Girls please wear thin rubber gloves or your nails will be gone and your hands well messed up like mine got!:wtf: **TO REPLACE REAR PLASTIC WINDOW ONLY - FOLLOW STEPS 3 TO 4** Tools needed : drill, 7mm drill bit, 3.2mm drill bit, wallpaper scraper, socket set, posi drive screwdriver and...
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    Last weekend I started the process of dropping the engine and subframe out so that I could do the timing belts, fit a new HG and AP racing clutch etc etc. First thing I did was remove the rear bumper: http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=288282 Once this was done I could remove the...
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    I am too tight to pay for a new master cylinder, so today I had a go at fitting new seals instead. I bought AP Lockheed repair kit LK 11231 off ebay for about £8 including delivery. First, I removed the clevis pin from the top of the clutch pedal. There are no photos of this stage because it's...
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    OK, I have been asked a few times recently if I had a how to for compression testing, so I decided to make one A compression test will tell you if your engine has good compression. An engine is essentially a self-powered air pump, so it needs good compression to run efficiently, cleanly and to...
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    I have had this in another forum and thought it would be a good thing for people who may want to know how hard tops are fitted and if anything needs to be removed to do so. Hopefully this will answer most people questions This is a quick how to guide on fitting a hardtop. Few FAQ's First. Q...
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    As you know, I found a puddle under the MIG last weekend due to rusted coolant pipes... View from under the car showing rust at welded bracket on coolant pipe (Just realised looking at this pic, how low my car actually is....check the distance from the garage floor - lower righ hand side of...
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