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Old 1st March 2019, 18:40   #171
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Yes, really.
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Old 1st March 2019, 19:26   #172
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The charger that I have from lidl 'Ultimate speed' will charge a car battery at up to 3.8A - I notice the ctek charger from rimmers has a maximum charge current of 0.8A - It'll take long time to recover a flat 65AH battery with that.


For info that charger which was IIRC around the 20 or less when I bought it 5+ years ago is actually is still cheaper at full price (32.56) via Amazon UK than that ctek.
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Old 1st March 2019, 19:38   #173
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The charger that I have from lidl 'Ultimate speed' will charge a car battery at up to 3.8A - I notice the ctek charger from rimmers has a maximum charge current of 0.8A - It'll take long time to recover a flat 65AH battery with that.

For info that charger which was IIRC around the 20 or less when I bought it 5+ years ago is actually is still cheaper at full price (32.56) via Amazon UK than that ctek.
Flat battery in my MGF.

Today, after closing on four months without using my MGF ( due to the fact that the bonnet cable had become detached so I could not reconnect the battery ) , thanks to my son who managed to pop up the bonnet I fitted a strong battery today. Pressed the immobiliser button on the fob and twisted the key. The 120,000 mile 1.8K burst into life immediately. Soon settled down to a nice purr. Good engine in this MGF.

Delighted with that. Can now prepare it in anticipation of warmer hood-down trips. Will need some TLC on all four brakes and calipers first though due to lack of use and stored outside.

Used the Lidl/Aldi jobbie to recharge that MGF's battery and it soon recovered. Pleased about that.

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Old 1st March 2019, 20:15   #174
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Yes, really.

You mean they are both approximately square, with a volume difference of no more than 100%, are a different colour and have different displays and controls. Other than that, very similar!

Now, compare it to a CTEK, and the all the differences disappear.

CTEK's could easily be mistaken for German quality MGJohn - they are that good!

It is nice to see that there are discerning buyers still out there - the fellow member from France (Dorchester2) being one.
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Old 1st March 2019, 22:15   #175
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The 120,000 mile 1.8K burst into life immediately. Soon settled down to a nice purr. Good engine in this MGF.
Sprightly little things these F's, its impossible to pull away slowly, they shoot off like rockets.
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Sprightly little things these F's, its impossible to pull away slowly, they shoot off like rockets.
Unless you rebuild an engine for one, then the person who fits the engine gets the pipes from the radiator fitted the wrong way around.

The result, about forty hours of work wasted and all because the person who fitted this engine knew best, after it was not only cooked, but run to destruction with zero mechanical sympathy.

Sadly a car which had been a solid base for a really good rebuild, ie the best original bodywork I'd seen on an MGF was systematically ruined by an individual who's aspirations far outstripped his abilities.

Come to think of it, I've never seen this man finish anything yet, I've seen an awful lot of partial failures, but never a finished article.

Never mind, at least I don't have anything to do with this individual any longer

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Unless you rebuild an engine for one, then the person who fits the engine gets the pipes from the radiator fitted the wrong way around.

The result, about forty hours of work wasted and all because the person who fitted this engine knew best, after it was not only cooked, but run to destruction with zero mechanical sympathy.

Sadly a car which had been a solid base for a really good rebuild, ie the best original bodywork I'd seen on an MGF was systematically ruined by an individual who's aspirations far outstripped his abilities.

Come to think of it, I've never seen this man finish anything yet, I've seen an awful lot of partial failures, but never a finished article.

Never mind, at least I don't have anything to do with this individual any longer

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Oh dear, what a sad story Brian, I won't ask who it was...
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Oh dear, what a sad story Brian, I won't ask who it was...
It certainly was a sad tale Wes, never mind though it's all in the past (almost), but I'll not be assisting this person any time soon (or indeed ever again), and certainly have no desire to be associated with him.

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Old 1st March 2019, 23:57   #179
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Sprightly little things these F's, its impossible to pull away slowly, they shoot off like rockets.
Yes, very true. Love 'em.

Not as nippy as my son's Lotus Elise S2 which has the identical power and drivetrain. That takes off like a scared bunny. Well nippy ...

By the way Dallas... will power... it IS possible to drive them slowly but, some of us can resist anything but temptation. Bit like owning a Turbocharged car and driving with it off boost all the time. I am rarely ever guilty of doing that "off boost" stuff driving. That surge is addictive and never fails to please.
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