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Old 1st December 2023, 21:26   #14341
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Well after 9 years, she finally started today.

Fuel tank cleaned out, new fuel pumps installed, fresh fuel and a charged battery.... started first turn.

Only ran for 2 mins as I want to flush the engine and give her a good service before running up to temp.



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It's difficult to imagine what sort of a manure loving fool would allow a beautiful low mileage 75 to get into that state

I better extend my self-imposed ban for not sticking to it and for mentioning that word again!
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Old 2nd December 2023, 16:16   #14342
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We have two 75's, my green 2001 diesel which is undergoing some repairs following a recent MOT failure, and a silver 2003 diesel which has become my daily while I fix up the green one.

Changed a drop link today on the silver one, what a rubbish design at the top end! I just chopped the top off the old joint below the mounting bracket - no way was that coming undone in a hurry.

This car is run on a shoe-string, so I bought Starline drop links from Euro's and they look decent enough for the not- much money. The green one gets the better bits from DMGRS...

I had to make two mods to the top joint - 10mm cut off the thread (so long it interfered with the bottom coil on the spring) and I also filed two flats on the mounting flange to take a spanner so I could tighten it easily.

Ironically the mounting flange on the bottom joint has got flats on it already, and I didn't need them...

Anyway, a little job out of the way and she's much quieter now (best part of 3/16" of play in the old drop link).

Although in true 'old car' style, I found a badly cracked tread on a front tyre while the wheel was off, so one job crossed off the list, and a new job added.

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When you fitthe new drop links, cut the thread at the top of the link down to 18 mm. This allows you to get a ring spanner on the nut at the top .
I did this, thanks for your advice. The old drop link had also been shortened.

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Old 2nd December 2023, 19:10   #14343
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I took the ZT-T to our MG group coffee Friday morning. There was a good turn-out although one lucky bloke was in Costa Rica and couldn't make it.
Mine was the only MG in the lot as everybody else had their winter cars there. In all fairness they are mostly T-Series guys so the rainy weather wasn't for them.
When I got home I changed over to my winter tyres and had a good look at the suspension and brakes. No issues, and rust I had previously seen on one of the rear upper suspension arms turned out to be surface rust so nothing to be concerned about until spring when I will clean and repaint, or replace the arm if it has progressed.
Looking forward to my new rear hatch struts arriving from Latvia (Of all places!) as the lid dropped on my back when swapping out the spare tyre. It's quite a heavy thing but no damage to me.
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Old 2nd December 2023, 22:17   #14344
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Hi Maninda. Have a look at your outside temperature sensor at the back of the front bumper. Looks like it is up the Shute, or the plug has become detached.
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Old 3rd December 2023, 09:59   #14345
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Well after 9 years, she finally started today.

Fuel tank cleaned out, new fuel pumps installed, fresh fuel and a charged battery.... started first turn.

Only ran for 2 mins as I want to flush the engine and give her a good service before running up to temp.



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Where are you Andy, at the North Pole? Hope you have proper heating in your garage ... Well done btw.
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Old 7th December 2023, 10:12   #14346
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Where are you Andy, at the North Pole? Hope you have proper heating in your garage ... Well done btw.
Ha ha a few electrical gremlins to sort out too Emiel, they probably need awakening agyer the long lay off!!

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Old 14th December 2023, 12:09   #14347
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But why today..
Mot day.. checked it all yesterday.


Started up to pop to the garage.. and "bulb failure" light comes on.


Take out the OS rear light clean all the contacts and all sorted ?? ..


Within a minute of starting again I lose a head light ..
The worst one of the 4 the NS Dip.


Off with fuse box , off with washer filler to almost get near it ..
Pull out the LED side light and the LED end comes off . no way to get at it so had to push it through and put the Std bulbs back in ( both sides to match)



Got the H7 out with a mirror and waiting for replacements to turn up..

So MOT postponed ... Grrrr!!! but luckily its not due for 10 days ..
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Old 14th December 2023, 13:58   #14348
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But why today..
Mot day.. checked it all yesterday.


Started up to pop to the garage.. and "bulb failure" light comes on.


Take out the OS rear light clean all the contacts and all sorted ?? ..


Within a minute of starting again I lose a head light ..
The worst one of the 4 the NS Dip.


Off with fuse box , off with washer filler to almost get near it ..
Pull out the LED side light and the LED end comes off . no way to get at it so had to push it through and put the Std bulbs back in ( both sides to match)



Got the H7 out with a mirror and waiting for replacements to turn up..

So MOT postponed ... Grrrr!!! but luckily its not due for 10 days ..
Hi Chris.
I have always found it easier to remove the bumper or at least drop it down a little so you can remove the head light, then change out the bulbs, what the chances hey bulbs going on MOT day
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Old 14th December 2023, 20:18   #14349
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I go to my local motor factors who have a guy with double jointed arms. Worth every penny of the £5 they charge to fit
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Old 1st January 2024, 14:03   #14350
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Finished replacing a saggy headliner in the ZT saloon. The old headliner got too much when it started brushing the top of my head! A bit of a faf at the end as the radio wouldn't tune on reconnecting the battery. After a few checks and tests it turned out the radio had failed, so refitted the old Kenwood unit for the time being.
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