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Old 14th February 2017, 22:54   #11
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I find the compensator easiest to do from underneath.

Maybe I am remembering this wholly incorrectly, but I do not remember actually having to remove the exhaust... I think you can drop it off its hangars, and move to the side a little to allow access to the compensator rubber cover and inspect from there.

Hopefully someone with a better memory can advise
HI Ross.
You are the first person I have ever heard say that, and if you can do it that way then I tried several times in the past, and you need hands like a child to even get a grip on the compensator.

If you manage that you need to remove the black clip, twist the compensator to allow the front cable to be removed, then you have to remove the two rear cables.

All this as to be done off axle stands or ramps you are working in a refined place in the virtual dark unless you have a magnetic torch, even then it is hard to see what you are doing.

All the above is after you have either removed the exhaust, or dropped it of the hangers which is no mean feat in it's self.

By the time it would take to put the car on ramps axle stands, drop the exhaust, I will have fitted it and adjusted it from above 20 minutes, 15 if I went like a train, so think I will stick with lifting the carpet.


Hi Russell

As for cutting the carpet been there done that, my car was the first guinea pig for such a modification, I soon leaned it was easier and no damage to the carpet to just lift the console at the rear and then lift the carpet.

That way you do not have to think up ideas of how to cover the cut I also fitted a couple of Stainless Steel compensators to Limo cars I do not think the owner would want that carpet cut
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Old 14th February 2017, 23:31   #12
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lol Arctic!...

Must be my "Trump hands" allowing me access to these things!

I have an aversion to MG Rover interiors, their fragile clips, and nothing ever seems to fit quite 100% back as it did the first time from the factory.
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Old 15th February 2017, 00:51   #13
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I found it easier to remove the console entirely, thus giving ample access to the (nasty) compensator that must be replaced*. BUT remember to disconnect the battery first and wait 20 mins. for the Air Bags back up to expire before disconnecting the multi-plug front near side of the console.
* I can't believe a British Engineer would design a hand break link with such a serious design fault. Anybody know his name?
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HI Ross.
You are the first person I have ever heard say that, and if you can do it that way then I tried several times in the past, and you need hands like a child to even get a grip on the compensator.

If you manage that you need to remove the black clip, twist the compensator to allow the front cable to be removed, then you have to remove the two rear cables.

All this as to be done off axle stands or ramps you are working in a refined place in the virtual dark unless you have a magnetic torch, even then it is hard to see what you are doing.

All the above is after you have either removed the exhaust, or dropped it of the hangers which is no mean feat in it's self.

By the time it would take to put the car on ramps axle stands, drop the exhaust, I will have fitted it and adjusted it from above 20 minutes, 15 if I went like a train, so think I will stick with lifting the carpet.


Hi Russell

As for cutting the carpet been there done that, my car was the first guinea pig for such a modification, I soon leaned it was easier and no damage to the carpet to just lift the console at the rear and then lift the carpet.

That way you do not have to think up ideas of how to cover the cut I also fitted a couple of Stainless Steel compensators to Limo cars I do not think the owner would want that carpet cut
Fair do's... Steve did mine in about 15 mins. He stated at the time that it was the quickest he he had done so
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Fair do's... Steve did mine in about 15 mins. He stated at the time that it was the quickest he he had done so
I reckon less than that when he did mine - plastic trim clips flying everywhere, carpets and consoles all over the place... then *bing* all back together and done. Been practising Steve ?

And actually THAT was 3 or 4 years ago now...
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I can't believe a British Engineer would design a hand break link with such a serious design fault. Anybody know his name?
He was called Sam Armstrong, otherwise known as: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ycumxKt1zFk/maxresdefault.jpg

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