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  1. MGF and MGTF
    Always hated the Sunvisors on the TF/F.. nasty, cheap and right in your eye line. I know some peeps just remove theirs.. but I thought I would try and find some from another car to fit, esp after breaking the flap on mine. Sooo a quick trawl on ebay got me these Alfa Romeo GTV sunvisors for a...
  2. Blog
    Hi, I have a 216 coupe k-serise, Bought it recently and I do not have much history with it (I know but it looks and drives really well), it has just turned the wrong side of 92000 miles and I can't find anywhere whether it has had a CAM Belt change or not. Firstly is it worth me getting it...
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    Hi folks, I have used this site so many times to fix my 45 that I have serviced and repaired for over 8 years - it is a fantastic resource. The main reason I have joined is to post my experience of changing my Head Gasket with the help of Haynes and a Rave manual - it is much, much easier than...
  4. MGF and MGTF
    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...
  5. MGF and MGTF
    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...
  6. MGF and MGTF
    First thing first, you need to unclip all the clips on the back of the hood and remove the carpet and the sound proofing to expose the metal plates that cover up the engine bay and the fuel pump. You then need to remove all the bolts that holds the metal plates in place and remove them to...
  7. MGF and MGTF
    Well, as part of my hunt for coolant leaks I removed the front bumper to get access to the radiator etc. As a few "How do I" type questions come up about bumper removal, I have taken a few photos. The Front bumper is held in 4 main places. Across the top of the grill (5 x Cross Head...
  8. MGF and MGTF
    After I tortured myself doing it I thought I post it up here for everyone: the whole thing is based on Dieter’s manual: http://www.mgfcar.de/gearbox/clutch_replacement_MGF.htm first of all I left the car on the ground, didn’t want to break my back so I did everything as far as I could without...
  9. MGF and MGTF
    I finally got round to replacing my rear callipers today, and seeing as I couldn’t find a ‘How To’ when I was looking for one, I thought I might as well figure it out myself and complete a How To as I went along for future reference. It was actually a much easier job than I expected – I had a...
  10. How Do I - Answers To Common Problems.
    OK so I have found the draft data and it's pretty basic, but might be of some help Checking Hot/Cold Cabin Temperature Linkage Control of the temperature in the MGF is a little basic, but when working, very effective. Unlike many other modern cars, the ‘F’ controls the amount of hot water...
  11. MGF and MGTF
    Well, last sunday, I fitted my 4-2-1 Stainless Steel manifold. For those of you that don't know why or what a 4-2-1 manifold is, it is a performance modification to allow exhaust gasses flow more easily away from the engine. It normally consists of 4 of the same length tubes which are then...
  12. MGF and MGTF
    Well, I thought I had fixed my SRS, but over the last month or so it has been coming on more and more again, to the point it was almost on all the time. I have suspected the drivers side pretensioner since it used to come on when cornering hard, or lately, just when I knocked the seatbelt...
  13. MGF and MGTF
    Having just replaced the window motor today, I have taken some photos of the procedure to show the steps involved. Remove the door card, I have not covered this but if you need to see the procedure, have a look at CJJs central locking guide http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=212968...
  14. MGF and MGTF
    Some of you may remember at the begining of the year I changed the passenger side door locking mechanism as it was doing the grindy, whirry thing. I did an autopsy on it and found that a small plastic shaft had snapped off from the main housing, allowing a pawl to float free and not engage...
  15. MGF and MGTF
    Well, I have had to change the central locking mechanism for the drivers door. This is the second I have changed (first was the passenger door) so I thought I would take some photos as you have come to expect. The first sign of problems is a whirring noise after the door locks/unlocks. It...
  16. MGF and MGTF
    I have tided this thread up by combining this post with the How-to guide post, the suggestions and comments can be viewed and added to in this new thread. Welcome to this section of the forum dedicated to all things related to the MGF and TF. This thread is no way meant to be comprehensive but...
  17. MGF and MGTF
    And finally........ I have completed my brakes now, so here are the pics. First of all, chock the front wheels of the car. This will prevent the car rolling forward when you release the handbrake to work on the rear brakes. I have a proper landrover chock (from my offroad days) and I also...
  18. MGF and MGTF
    Well, sorry for the delay but it seems I can do a full service in less time than BT takes to fix my telephone/broadband line. Anyway, here are the pics as promised. There is a servicing sheet available on Tony Thompson's site, here http://www.apttony.co.uk/Servicing/ServiceSheets.html...
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