Monthly Archives: March 2012

MG TF Update 9 – Windscreen Washer feeder joint cracked [FIXED]

Cracked elbow joint

Cracked elbow joint

So, as can be seen, the elbow joint had cracked in the cold.

I’d initially thought that the nozzle was blocked, so took a needle to it but on opening the bonnet soon came to realise the issue when washer fluid had coated everything.

Luckily, after taking a quick look at the .org Forum, I found I didn’t need this elbow joint anyway and having removed it, found there was no longer an issue.

One can add heated washer jets (as fitted to later TF’s; read here: http://www.grumpy-monkeh.co.uk/guides.php?selection=Fitting%20heated%20washer%20jets) but I found these to be too expensive.

It has been noted that fitting Citroen jets give a better washer fluid distribution. These aren’t too expensive: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-MG-MGTF-ZR-ZS-ZT-400-45-25-Xsara-Mist-Washer-Jets-/320591172815?clk_rvr_id=324930292787&afsrc=1

For now I shall see how long this ‘free’ mod will last.

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MG TF Update 8 – HGF at 56,000 miles!

So as is common with TF’s prior to 2007 – mine was prone to Head Gasket Failure. First signs of warning were coolant loss, but no apparent leaking. This occured a few times but I’d been keeping an eye on the oil and it wasn’t frothy/milky/emulsified as is common when this occurs.

Luckily I know a mechanic who was able to fix this for me for a better-than-garage price…

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Review: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For anyone who’s a fan of business, technology and in particular Apple this book is a must-read! Great stuff!

One paragraph caught my eye – “I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on.

Time to live and learn!

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