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    2005 MG ZS 120
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  Mentions

17-01-2017
16:32 - Dorchester mentioned gnu in post The Fine Art of Owning: A Rover 25
...the IMG as LeRich & gnu suggested.
29-01-2016
20:49 - Lewis Chessman mentioned gnu in post MG ZS - Lots of Little Niggles
gnu - I'm housebound unt...

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22-05-2017
18:21 - pingpong quoted gnu in post anybody else an archer?
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20-05-2017
11:21 - gnu quoted TipperMG in post Can you help with my leak...
I would have suggested that's...
10:58 - gnu quoted mgbob in post Different mileage service interval for the EU6 engine
I know that and you know t...
12-05-2017
06:39 - gnu quoted palmira in post changing water pump rover 25
how to change the water pum...
08-05-2017
20:37 - pingpong quoted gnu in post engine stutter at 3k revs on 3rd and 4th gears
When functioning correct...
20:27 - pingpong quoted gnu in post engine stutter at 3k revs on 3rd and 4th gears
When functioning correct...
03-05-2017
20:24 - pingpong quoted gnu in post is the rearview mirror manual dimmer known to fail?
Most click to dip, and c...
19:21 - pingpong quoted gnu in post is the rearview mirror manual dimmer known to fail?
Most click to dip, and c...
19:09 - pingpong quoted gnu in post is the rearview mirror manual dimmer known to fail?
A replacement from a scr...
30-04-2017
22:24 - Forrestt quoted gnu in post According to who?
Clockwork? No risk of hg...
22:06 - gnu quoted Forrestt in post According to who?
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16:22 - Phil3819 quoted gnu in post Where the **** is the EGR Valve on my 1.4 105?
You could try checking a...
22-04-2017
15:39 - simcor quoted gnu in post First correction and machine polish.
Looking good - well wort...
17-04-2017
11:39 - gnu quoted CJJ in post Downpipe recommendations
Yep. I have the Mike Sa...
14-04-2017
23:14 - MGJohn quoted gnu in post |Appreciating Assets. Hang on to your MG Turbos.
I'm looking to move shor...
09:27 - MGJohn quoted gnu in post |Appreciating Assets. Hang on to your MG Turbos.
:coffee: John, what are...
08-04-2017
20:51 - Spudgun! quoted gnu in post The fine art of owning: A Jaguar X-Type.
Are you saying that your...
09:26 - the chauffer quoted gnu in post Spare time? whats that? I own a Rover
That's surprising, I tho...
07-04-2017
19:18 - Davemgfzr quoted gnu in post Lower suspension arm bolt STUCK!!!
Heat and penetrating flu...
09:24 - the chauffer quoted gnu in post Spare time? whats that? I own a Rover
Good work :broon: Your ...

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Posted 28-02-2017 at 21:02 by gnu Comments 0
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Ever feel somethings holding you back? Well I had that feeling recently, and what it was quickly became clear when I got out of the car and smelt the burning brake pads. A quick touch of each alloy identified the lh rear to be unusually hot. This one had been sticky late last summer and I'd had it apart, lubed it and readjusted. I thought I'd better investigate:

  1. Chocked car and jacked up rear of car and put on axle stands.
  2. Spun rear wheels - lh wheel took a lot of force, whereas
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Posted 14-09-2015 at 20:30 by gnu Comments 0
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Oil leaks are a nuisance and often quite difficult to track down. The Rover 214 began to need top-ups in-between the annual oil changes, and on my pre MOT inspection I found out why; oil all over the lower half of the engine.

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It really looked like a head-gasket failure, but there was not the usual loss of coolant associated with HGF on the K-series. I did...

Posted 06-07-2015 at 20:26 by gnu Comments 0
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For some time my MG ZS alarm had been misbehaving – going off randomly (even whilst driving along!). I suspected the sounder, as these tend to ingress water. I had previously had it replaced under warranty with a new one about 5 years ago. The sounder is located under the coolant reservoir:

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I took it out (with the car battery disconnected and wearing ear defenders)...

Posted 06-07-2015 at 19:57 by gnu Comments 0
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A few months ago the Rover 214’s alarm started randomly going off after the car was locked and left. This was a little embarrassing, especially in the small hours of the morning. I hadn’t had any trouble with the alarm before, despite the cars age. The car battery was fine, so I started fault finding by doing the easy stuff first:

Firstly, I tested the movement sensor in the passenger compartment was not faulty by at locking with the key (which doesn’t activate it) – this made no difference...

Posted 19-10-2014 at 17:37 by gnu Comments 0
Posted in Rover
Had a problem with the rear windscreen demister not turning off and was a bit concerned as it would drain the battery when it gets colder if I left it as it was. Posted a question in the R200 area and was advised 'check tailgate loom',. Sure enough:

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I'd fixed it in the past, but the wires had broken again. I fixed it again (hopefully better)...
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