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So daft!
I went to a breakers and looked around for a alloy throttle body (since mine is plastic I presumed it was the smaller one) eventually found one and took it out. Got out to my Rover 214 and took mine out. It's the same fookin size!

So I'm selling a perfect condition 52mm alloy throttle body with cable if any body is interested.

Send me a pm or e-mail superjamesworld at hotmail.com
 

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They did not make a 52mm plastic throttle body!

They made a 48mm plastic and alloy, which is probably what you have picked up. If the butterfly has an aluminium weight bolted to the bottom of it, then it is a 48mm, if there is no weight then it is a 52mm one.
 

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What was you expecting a larger TB or something. Externally they are the same dimensions. Internally the 52mm TB is larger. You won't find a 52mm TB in a breakers still on the car as every breaker knows what these are worth.
 

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What was you expecting a larger TB or something. Externally they are the same dimensions. Internally the 52mm TB is larger. You won't find a 52mm TB in a breakers still on the car as every breaker knows what these are worth.
im sorted then the crushers here are retards lol.

the crushers here only take bits off if someone is looking for one if not they just get squished
 

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So dose anyone have a 52 or 56 mm tb for sale ?
Go to one of the many of your wanted TB threads you've started and find out...people have replied you know, including me twice!

That said i'l repeat it here - you are wasting your time, even if you get one.

Please read and understand, or if you don't understand, ask. I've given this advice countless times to your individual cause and I'm not sure if I'm being intentionally disregarded. You have a 1.4 mate, you are wasting your money. I'm not trying to urinate on your tuning bonfire, but this isn't the way to do it.
 

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Hi all. I also have the 1.4, it already has an induction kit (with air pipe going to where fog lights used to be), de-cat pipe, new centre section and cusotm Powerflow back box. Most of this had already been done before I bought the car, some by me, but at no great cost as far as I'm concerned. I have been offered a 52mm throttle body for £50 delivered.

Would people recomend me doing this if I am happy to spend the money and not looking for another car? I unerstand that you'll never get a HUGE increase from the 1.4, I'd just like an honest opinion as I need to get back to the guy today.

Also, most people advise you to steer clear of those resistors that the call 'chips' on the net that attach to the air mass meter. Are they correct or should I add one of these too? I must admit, they do look pretty cheap and nasty, lol!
 

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Hi all. I also have the 1.4, it already has an induction kit (with air pipe going to where fog lights used to be), de-cat pipe, new centre section and cusotm Powerflow back box. Most of this had already been done before I bought the car, some by me, but at no great cost as far as I'm concerned. I have been offered a 52mm throttle body for £50 delivered.

Would people recomend me doing this if I am happy to spend the money and not looking for another car? I unerstand that you'll never get a HUGE increase from the 1.4, I'd just like an honest opinion as I need to get back to the guy today.

Also, most people advise you to steer clear of those resistors that the call 'chips' on the net that attach to the air mass meter. Are they correct or should I add one of these too? I must admit, they do look pretty cheap and nasty, lol!
I would steer clear from those resistors as they will damage your engine due to overfuelling. As for the 52mm throttle body I think £50 is a bit of a bargin as they usually go for around £140. You won't get a huge increase in power, but throttle response will be improved.
 

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to be fair mate i think the difference will be negligble on a 1.4. if however, you can get it for £50, let me know and ill take it off his hands?
 

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Thanks guys. I think he is sendin me an invoice by email today so will go ahead and buy. Will also bin the resistor that a fried gave me, I'm sure at £2.50 he won't mind, lol!

Also, Not sure if anything else had been done to my car before I had it, but it seems to be a damn sight quicker than what people on here make out.

As per my previous post, it has a K and N induction with air pipe where fogs used to be, custom powerflow exhaust, de-cat pipe not yet fitted, but is on order (from a friend of mine that makes complete custo exhausts if anybody wants a contact, he specialises in jap cars though)...anyway! I have had it up to 128mph andno, I'm not exagerating, any comments?
 

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I have had it up to 128mph andno, I'm not exagerating, any comments?
Yes you are as MGR didnt even put the top speed on the 1.4 at 128mph. 128mph indicated speed would be VERY different to actual GPS speed. Also, we all speed a little every now and then but 128mph on the roads really takes the ****!
 

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128mph on your speedo is more like 115mph as all speedos have a 10% fluctuant. I think it stems back to regs regarding indicated speed as if your speedo says your doing 30mph but your actually doin 35 and get caught for speeding then manufacturers are at fault so i think most manufacturers "dial down" the speedos so they tell you you are going faster than you actually are. that way any liability is passed on their side.

So taking this theory, however partially correct it may be lol, and applying it to your speedo indicated speed of 128mph...10% adjustment brings you down to just over 115mph. This is the reason why gps units generally say you are going slower than your speedo says mainly because you actually are!

Your motor would have done 115 tops by the factory spec but considering how old the car may be it would never do that again lol
 

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Got ya ;)

Indeed, 128mph DOES take the p**s, but in all fairness, I was plodding along the motorway, totally unaware as the ride in the ZR is so comfy. I then looked at the speedo brielfy, changed my pants and slowed dow to about 90mph, lol!

Thanks for the insight as I am new to all this forum stuff and this is my 1st MG. Had it for 2 years and intend on keeping it for another 2.

It does around 500-550 miles a week on the motorways ad is AWESOME on petrol consderin the silly speeds I do from time to time (ssshhh!!!) and I can't fault it really at all apart from the grille coming off at 110mph...twice!!!

It's a pants design as I have the 2001 model, before the bumper was one moulded piece. Have now got a new grill, but am a little dubious about putting it on as I don't want to lose this one too as it cost me £85 on eBay. Granted that was in the correct colour for my car with a new badge, mesh and delivery.

Any suggestions? Sorry If I am going off subject. Dn't know if that'sthe done thing on forums?
 
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