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My F seems to be suffering from the EPAS problem we all know and love, and because I have warranty I figure that I will get the warranty company to replace the rack for me. (new parts = less problems in future!)


My question is, how much are the TF racks compared to the F's?

And how could I go about convincing the warranty company to fit a TF rack for me?
 

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Stampy said:
My F seems to be suffering from the EPAS problem we all know and love, and because I have warranty I figure that I will get the warranty company to replace the rack for me. (new parts = less problems in future!)


My question is, how much are the TF racks compared to the F's?

And how could I go about convincing the warranty company to fit a TF rack for me?
Think you are getting confused with your racks!!..

The EPAS (Steering to the left) problem is not caused by the rack, but the steering column which has a electric motor and torque sensors which `assist` the steering depending on driver input (Its the torque sensors that cause the problem)!.

The TF `Rack (the bit connected to your wheels) is IMHO better than the `F` as it is around half a full turn of the steering wheel quicker lock-lock!!......... does not sound much but the steering feels much quicker and more responsive compared to the `F`....

I know a few people have upgraded their `Fs` to a TF steering rack and IIRC Techspeed offer this upgrade as part of their handling improvements package for the `F`....... cant see how you could get this fitted on your warranty, unless you bought the rack yourself and asked them to fit it while fixing the EPAS............. might save you a few quid though if they could!!:rolleyes:
 

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If you are referring to the "steering left" EPAS problem - its not the "rack" thats the problem - its the "steering column" - or in fact, the torque sensors on the steering column that are the problem.

Any you will probably find the warranty company won't agree to replacing the column... unless you have a really really good warranty - mine wouldn't.


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I think the thing that you chaps are forgetting is that most of us on here know the cars pretty much inside out and know that the EPAS problem is not related to the rack itself.

How many random people who work for random warranty companies do you think will know that same information? I'm betting not many.

Go for it Stampy! As Mark has said, the TF rack is much better so blag away! :) Good luck with it.
 

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ChrisTromans said:
If you are referring to the "steering left" EPAS problem - its not the "rack" thats the problem - its the "steering column" - or in fact, the torque sensors on the steering column that are the problem.

Any you will probably find the warranty company won't agree to replacing the column... unless you have a really really good warranty - mine wouldn't.


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Chris

True, but you may get them to agree to a garage recalibrating the torque sensor

as per http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/group2/common_problems/epas_reset/index.htm#Introduction
 

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Would a garage be aware of that fix though?

As I believe I read on here, MG say that the unit should not be opened and that the general consensus is to replace the faulty part (i.e. the whole rack)

If I could manage to persuade the manager to fit a TF rack (assuming its at the same cost as an OE item) then the warranty company would just agree to pay :)
 

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With regard to a garage solving the EPAS problem, as I posted here - http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=128434 - there is a specialist in London who is happy to take on warranty claims if the warranty company will actually agree to it. He's obviously happy to do it even if the warranty company doesn't agree.... for reference, I paid £95 to get mine done... His details are at the foot of the above post - either give him a ring yourself or get the warranty company to ring him on your behalf. Bear in mind the cost of a replacement steering column is £800+ so they may be easily persuaded :)

Cheers

Chris
 
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