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by Mykel
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Important moment(15/1)
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Important moment(15/1)

The MG TF is first presented … with a chick on the bonnet boot lid.
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by Mykel
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: It's gone!
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: It's gone!

Sorry, couldn’t resist … 8-) :lol:
by Mykel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: 18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour

Registration is now closed. If anyone is interested to join, please send me an email, I will then ask at the hotel if there’s any free rooms to book.
by Mykel
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Just a quick word to say hello
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Just a quick word to say hello

Nice one, Steve! Love the light smokestone interior with the charcoal/black body.

But you are a naughty boy, aren’t you:
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by Mykel
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Stepspeed will not start in park but does in neutral
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Stepspeed will not start in park but does in neutral

It could be that the selector mechanism is a little bit out of adjustment. You could try and hold the key in the crank position and slowly and slightly move the gear lever back and forth around the park position. Works on mine, when this occurs occasionally. Do the reverse lights switch on? Oh, and ...
by Mykel
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: 18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: 18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour

Final Call!

The registration on the web site will only be open until 10th January, as I have to confirm the number of rooms with the hotel then. If you decide to join later, this will only work via email, I will then have to check for available accommodation individually.
by Mykel
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Is this the 'end of the road' for our green MGF?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Is this the 'end of the road' for our green MGF?

Yes Graham, common problem. Russell Walsh would be your man then. He can do the job on your drive, replacing the clutch is £395, I’d expect a little extra for freeing up the clutch arm.
http://mgroversolutions.com
by Mykel
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 2017 Tour de Lux
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: 2017 Tour de Lux

Thanks for the update Col, I'll add it to the calendar on the German forum. :thumbsu:
by Mykel
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: after market parts
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: after market parts

Here in Germany the situation is quite similar, officially you will need either a certificate or a type approval number (e-number) stamped into the part itself. Some stations are quite fussy, others look at it in a more - uhm - “liberal” kind of way. I simply don’t use the fussy ones any more …
by Mykel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Another one saved …
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Another one saved …

Kasper wrote:Eehhh, never thought you would be driving an MGF or TF with the steering wheel on the left ;)

You finally got there, congrats

This is actually a bit awkward atm Kasper, after having driven properly for six years – and sitting on the wrong side now … but I think I’ll cope :lol: :lol:
by Mykel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Another one saved …
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Another one saved …

That would taste a bit of false laurels, Charles, with only 50 of them done myself so far. :lol: I think at least ⅓ “own ones” should be the limit. But did you realise that I’m now finally playing in your league, Admiral? This one actually makes it three. 8-) :D Anyway, if everything goes to plan, I...
by Mykel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Another one saved …
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Another one saved …

Well, after the first 50-ish miles I think I can now dare to proclaim this one as saved: vorne.jpg It had been offered to me for breaking due to a snapped cam belt. With friendly help from our forum, the transport and intermediate storage could be organised. In early October I finally had the car wi...
by Mykel
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Random Horn sounding
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Random Horn sounding

Good choice. The Pektron BCU (body control unit) fitted to your car is a bit problematic when it comes to battery drain. There are known cases where a battery going flat whilst the immobiliser was armed (i e the car is locked) actually bricked the unit and the car could not be started anymore, even ...
by Mykel
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Mrs Peebody doing it again …
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Mrs Peebody doing it again …

Hi folks, as some of you will remember, I had named my Wedgewood SE Stepspeed “Mrs Peebody” due to some considerable coolant leaks. This has now apparently been cured, after resealing the liners, changing the inlet manifold (not just the gasket), and fitting s/s underbody pipes. But obviously she is...
by Mykel
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 414

18-20 Aug 2017 - 6th Niederrhein Tour

For the sixth time, the Niederrhein Tour will take place in August 2017. This time it will be about the regional development from rural life and home craftsmanship to industrialisation. We will also drive some routes, naturally, about 30 miles on the Friday, 150 miles on the Saturday (in three parts...
by Mykel
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: Lost electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Lost electrics

Could be a problem with the ignition switch. I had similar symptoms once and it turned to be a failing switch. Actually in pos 2 there are two switched circuits on the F and TF.
by Mykel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 19-21 Aug ’16 - 5th Niederrhein Tour
Replies: 23
Views: 1006

Re: 19-21 Aug ’16 - 5th Niederrhein Tour

The web site has now been updated and route reports, maps, gpx files and some picture galleries added. Plus there is information on next year’s Niederrhein Tour to save the date. :thumbsu:

http://www.mgf-tours.de
by Mykel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: tf 135 central locking issue
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: tf 135 central locking issue

Doesn’t the 1997 head have drillings for the manual tensioner? Well, anyway. It might be an issue with the microswitches but I doubt this, as the passenger lock only has one of them, indicating that the door is either open (closed circuit on switch) or closed (open circuit), which shouldn’t affect t...
by Mykel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Needed: Alloy Intake Manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Needed: Alloy Intake Manifold

You will need both parts of the alloy intake, the manifold and the plenum. The plastic one is a single part and none of it would fit to an alloy bottom part. As yours is a MEMS3 car, get one from a TF, then all the relevant parts (IACV, MAP sensor aso asf) will be a straight swap. Oh, and make sure ...
by Mykel
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Technical - Sponsored by Brown & Gammons
Topic: tf 135 central locking issue
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: tf 135 central locking issue

Pektron electronics (oval key fob with coloured MG logo)?

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