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Old 13th November 2019, 20:14   #11161
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Replaced the new camshaft sensor with the old one.
Turns out the original is better than the Chineseium replacement...


While under the bonnet, had the thought that maybe my poor cold running is caused by a manifold leak that seals up with heat. Maybe worth trying replacement gaskets.
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Old 13th November 2019, 23:24   #11162
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Coded an NNN500340 to the ZT, went indoors for a coffee and afterwards went for a spin.

It had a sticker rather like this



I got to the top of the drive

It made it's way into the wheelie bin very quickly

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Old 14th November 2019, 00:36   #11163
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My handbrake compensator has stretched so an email to arctic to ensure he still does them was sent.
I then remembered I had a mini one somewhere so off I go in my box of stuff and I find it.
The interior was taken out and the handbrake duly removed.
The cable was then replaced with the mini one and all put back together, and this is when the problem began, the cable when tightened on the adjuster then twisted , so off it all came again, I couldnít see immediately what the problem was but then I spotted it.
The circled part was further away than what it is in the pic, reducing the gap makes no difference as itís already been weakened, the cause can only be over tightening the cable which in turn pulls the two parts of the hand brake apart.
I have no access to a welder otherwise I think a small weld would be enough to hold this end together.
Tapping it back into shape made no difference, when the adjuster was tightened this simply spread apart again.
So assuming the replacement compensator gets here by next weekend Iíll be doing the same job......again. 🙄





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could you not add a little bolt through the hole which should round riveted as in the pics below.
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Also remember when a new cable is added the little tag must be pushed outwards to remove the old cable then bent back into position after new cable fitted.
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The six MG ZTs in my ownership all had poor handbrake issues due to the stretching and opening up of the steel loop in their assemblies. I removed a couple from breaker yard cars which had had their interiors and seats removed which facilitates easier removal. Got those welded up by interposing a short metal rod ( actually off cuts from an A-Series OHV Push-Rod ).

These have done the trick and I've also had those stressed opened up ones realigned and welded up. They will come in handy one day. They always do.

By the way, I find modifying the bolt holes in the metal cable cover into slots speeds up fitting and removal. You can leave the small bolts in place saves time fiddling them into the small holes on reassembly. Works a treat for me. Have done several now.

I find it all hard work accessing under that heavy carpet.









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Received and fitted my new genuine Bosch 029 MAF for £99... very pleased, car is running like a dream now....... new HP pump, MAF etc...... all getting ready for a 160 remap
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Replaced this spiffy intercooler hose on the ZT





Then T4'd a nice low mileage 75 to see if I could sort out the warning lights covered in black tape



And finally looked at the possibility of replacing the ZT with something more useful for the upcoming congestion charge/ULEZ the numpties at Newcastle City Council are cooking up.......


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very pleased, car is running like a dream now....... new HP pump, MAF etc...... all getting ready for a 160 remap
Purchased for £99 you say link please or post where from
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