Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73255 Topics
989078 Posts
31 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (alan128, 12 invisible), 1413 Guests and 271 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 957
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934] 431
Code reader 319
Washing machine 192
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 135
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 116
Ant and Dec 96
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm) 77
Another Scam 74
Wanted roof box 65
New General Forums
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
Happy birthday Neddy
by Dilly
10th Jun 2017 11:06am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
1 second ago
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by fish5133
11 minutes 41 seconds ago
Suspended sentence for 37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
52 minutes 7 seconds ago
What song are you listening to?
by granny
Today at 10:18 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Today at 09:49 AM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Today at 08:00 AM
Sailing volunteers
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:34 AM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
Bromborough Central Power Station
by Jimbo620
Yesterday at 07:19 PM
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#978369 - 14th Apr 2008 12:12am Station: MGF
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
We bought this late last year sometime, think it was August, and haven't touched it since.
I have since replaced the alternator, and am currently repairing the front wing, which was dented when we bought it.
It's done over 100k miles, hopefully HGF isn't imminent. Otherwise, I never want to work on that engine!



After much messing about trying to find easier access to the engine, I realised two panels behind the seats.

One was the petrol tank frown :



The other was the engine!





Changed the alt:


And then got to work on this:



Literally had to rip it out as I got a bit pissed off with the corroded bolts holding it on. Need to drill most out at some point. Need to replace the rear lock as I locked the keys in the boot. heheh.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
Google Ads
#978370 - 14th Apr 2008 12:14am Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
What engine is that, the 1.8?

smile

Top
#978371 - 14th Apr 2008 12:26am Re: Station: MGF [Re: MattLFC]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Ahhh just noticed the reg, will be a 1.8 lol.

Top
#978372 - 14th Apr 2008 12:52pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
Any plans for it?
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#978373 - 14th Apr 2008 8:03pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: BMW Joe]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
It's the 1.8. Loads of receipts, has been well looked after, spare and tool kit have nver been used and fairly unmarked.

Dont' know what I'm going to do yet, want to get it on the road first.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#978374 - 16th Apr 2008 10:32pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
Johnny Alan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 15th Sep 2004
Posts: 2082
Loc: wirral
think you should keep it, will be a few brit car owners on here then lol
_________________________
Zoom,Beep,Zoom,Beep,Zoom,Beep.....................

Top
#978375 - 15th Jan 2009 5:04pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Johnny Alan]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I dragged this out of the garage this year as I was bored of not skinning my knuckles on solid metal and getting absolutely filthy.

Had a look at it in in late Summer 2008 and put it in for the MOT, it had stupid things like ball joints and corrosion on brake pipes.

Got under it, and every single bolt had corroded. Nuts just rounded off and even such as move and you'd get a mouth full of rust flakes. crazy I'd say the amount of 'removing bolts' vs 'doing actual work' was 10:1. Ridiculous!!

I spent 30 quid on new nuts/bolts first and then I stopped counting at 700 quid on new parts. I have replaced all the bushes and ball joints, ARB links, and new dampers. The car had a Hydragas pump-up in Wigan:



It felt much better after that, and with the suspension replaced, it's like a new car, the difference is amazing.

So far, I've welded a new sill skin, replaced the hood, the bonnet cable, rear calipers, brakes and pads and also the handbrake cable and brake and clutch pipes along with a new brake master cylinder and clutch master and slave cylinder.

Everything was a barstard to do because of the corrosion. The rear brake discs was the worst. I had to cut them into bits to get them off. Totally rusted solid on the hub!





Softest metal known to man:



Setting these up was a barstard - the reason why it failed over and over again. The Nazi mot tester wouldn't pass it even though it -worked-:



Everything is done now (after a month of getting rotten in the open air). Will MOT it soon. smile


Edited by Station (15th Jan 2009 5:06pm)
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#978376 - 15th Jan 2009 5:41pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
Pete_Robbo Offline

Keep It Real !!
Wiki Guide

Registered: 11th Aug 2008
Posts: 6640
Loc: Wirral
yerrr cool Job man good look wink
_________________________







Top
#978377 - 15th Jan 2009 6:13pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Pete_Robbo]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16021
Loc: New Brighton
nice one dude happy
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#978378 - 16th Jan 2009 12:51am Re: Station: MGF [Re: _Ste_]
_jase_
Unregistered


great job bud, keep us posted happy

Top
#978379 - 16th Jan 2009 2:46am Re: Station: MGF [Re: ]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
good luck with them horrible K series engines, bloody night mare !
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#978380 - 16th Jan 2009 2:05pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Sanchez]
MGCraig Offline
AlfaHolic
Forum Veteran

Registered: 16th Apr 2006
Posts: 5488
Loc: Spital
Thought thy were superb engines, apart from the Head Gaskets that fail on a regular basis?
_________________________


------------------------------------------------------------

Top
#978381 - 16th Jan 2009 2:09pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: MGCraig]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
It does seem quite peppy and suited to the car! I've heard good things about them though.

I think the head gasket has been done recently. If you take it easy and let the engine warm up it -usually- doesn't go. The old engine had plastic dowels to keep the head in line with the block which went soft and the whole thing moves if it's only half warmed up. You can get steel dowels from a Freelander and no-one's since had HGF that I know of. smile
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#978382 - 16th Jan 2009 5:48pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
Dave100e Offline

Veteran

Registered: 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 690
Loc: Greasby
You can buy a Lotus headgasket and i think that cures it.

One of my lecturers in college helped design the k-series among other notable engines, and he said the only reason the headgaskets are cack is because that specific design of the head block and headgasket together saved about 12p per engine.
_________________________
I HATE cars.

Top
#978383 - 16th Jan 2009 6:29pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Dave100e]
MGCraig Offline
AlfaHolic
Forum Veteran

Registered: 16th Apr 2006
Posts: 5488
Loc: Spital
So basically, its a superb engine, let down by cost cutting.

Similar to Aston Martin. The engines in the DB9s decide to let go of Con Rods when they feel like it. Yet Aston wont recall them or redesign them raftl

_________________________


------------------------------------------------------------

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
1 second ago
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Today at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21061
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
1 second ago
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
helicopter landing irby park
by fish5133
7th Jun 2017 12:22am
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
Today at 08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 22
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 4:43am
Sunset Thu 9:45pm
Local Time Thu 7:37pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .