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new mgf owner

Postby rangerblue » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:20 am

Hi all i am new to the mgf scene having bought a 1.6 2001 mgf to restore. The question i have to ask is the 1.6 engine as prone to hgf as the 1.8 ? Also does anyone have a lolarm installed? Thanks

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby Orphink » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:06 pm

Hi and welcome! Unfortunately 1.6's are, I have the same engine and year and it did go. Sorry to give you bad news. But enjoy your car!

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby rangerblue » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:47 pm

Thanks for the reply going to have cambelt done on car so may as well do head gadket at same time.

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby John SS » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:05 pm

I had a LoLarm and unfortunately it proved unreliable. Eventually replaced it with the TF bottle using the LoLarm electrics.

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby beefio » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:04 am

I've also just brought a used TF tank with build in sensor for £24.50 from here...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1315164273

Now I need to wire it up...

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby Geoff.F » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:25 am

HGFs are probably more common as a secondary failure due to loss of coolant or poor bleeding.
I would suggest that you have the belts (camshaft & altermator) and waterpump replaced, fit a quality B&G Alarm and ensure that it is vacuum filled..
If you do opt to change the HG then you will only have as good as you have now unless you also fit the strengthened oil rail.
If the car was built before March 2001, then if you take the head off, replace the head plastic dowels with steel.
Geoff F.

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby talkingcars » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:48 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Are you doing the work yourself or getting someone else to do it?
If buying out it is worth getting one of the mobile K series experts to do the work.

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby rangerblue » Fri May 01, 2015 5:07 pm

Hi have you got a number for mobile mechanic?

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby talkingcars » Fri May 01, 2015 6:17 pm

There are several, Russell, Mike at MJS, Dave Atkins etc.

I'm not sure which ones can be listed on this forum.
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Re: new mgf owner

Postby beefio » Fri May 01, 2015 6:19 pm


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Re: new mgf owner

Postby rangerblue » Wed May 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Thanks guys labour price i got quoted was 200 and i supply parts

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby Blueguy385 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi, I have joined the forum for the first time today. I have just bought a 2003 1.8 TF. Ih ave just booked it in for a respray and a service, and am looking forward to cleaning it up in time for the Summer. 8-)

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Re: new mgf owner

Postby talkingcars » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum blueguy.

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