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Postby Blueguy385 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:07 pm

Hi, having just bought my first MG TF 1.8CC 03 plate, I thought this looked like a good site for help and advice.
I have put my car in for a respray and service, and hope to have it on the road in the next two weeks. I am based just outside Evesham and look forward to hearing from you guys.
Regards
Terry

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Re: New Member

Postby floozy » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:07 pm

Welcome!.... probably a bit quiet on here at the moment.... quite a few are either at Silverstone for MGLive, on their way there or, like us last minute packing before heading off first thing in the morning.... hope you have many hours of happy and safe driving in your TF. :D

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John SS
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Re: New Member

Postby John SS » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:50 pm

Welcome. If you can get along to MG Live! At Silverstone this week end you will meet up with lots of other MGF/TF's.

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Re: New Member

Postby Blueguy385 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:14 am

Hi, looks like a great weekend at Silverstone, thanks for the welcome.
Terry

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Re: New Member

Postby Helsbyman » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:16 am

Hi, Welcome to the register hope your re spray goes well [ TF needing a re spray ? ] You have put 18cc did you mean vvc as there are 2 engines [1800] one has more power than the other. Variable Valve Control is more powerful :thumbsu:
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Re: New Member

Postby talkingcars » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:39 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

James
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Re: New Member

Postby Blueguy385 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:08 am

Hi the V5 shows 1796cc? The respray was needed due to some poor attempts to cover stone chips and minor dinks using a mis matched spray can. I will post a photo once its done.
Terry

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Re: New Member

Postby Helsbyman » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:05 am

Blueguy385 wrote:Hi the V5 shows 1796cc? The respray was needed due to some poor attempts to cover stone chips and minor dinks using a mis matched spray can. I will post a photo once its done.
Terry

Yes but there are 2 1800 cc engines one as a V V C system which will NOT show on the log book :thumbsu:
Bilstein dampers, 4-2-1 manifold, Head work by Sabre,stainless steel under floor pipes, MGMAINA moded alternator bracket,silicon hoses, Torque tamer, JAYLAD servo bracket, Pro race 1.2 wheels
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Re: New Member

Postby Blueguy385 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:55 am

Hi thanks for that, can you let me know how to check which version of the 1800 my TFR is.
Regards

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Re: New Member

Postby malcolm64 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:54 pm

Look under the front bonnet and if you don't have anything on the left hand side just a square plate then you have an mpi

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Re: New Member

Postby Geoff.F » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:37 pm

malcolm64 wrote:Look under the front bonnet and if you don't have anything on the left hand side just a square plate then you have an mpi

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If you do have something on the LH Side (Brake Servo Unit) eh RH side as direction of travel, then it does not mean it is a VVC. The BSU was an option on the MPI and fitted to VVC and Steptronic as Standard.
Look at the camshaft cover.
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Re: New Member

Postby talkingcars » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:58 pm

If you look at the engine from through the access grill in the boot you will see the cover over the cambelt on the right as you look at it.

At the opposite end of the engine, over the gearbox, the VVC has another belt cover, the non VVC doesn't.
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Re: New Member

Postby Blueguy385 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks for that guys, I will check when I get it back from the paint shop at the end of the week.
Terry

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Re: New Member

Postby alanrt » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:17 pm

I'm a bit late but welcome.

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Re: New Member

Postby Blueguy385 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:52 pm

Can anyone recommend a good garage in Worcestershire to carry out a head gasket change. I had a quote for £350 from a mobile guy but he doesnt do the midlands
Terry


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