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    2005 MG ZS 120
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17-01-2017
17:32 - Dorchester mentioned gnu in post The Fine Art of Owning: A Rover 25
...the IMG as LeRich & gnu suggested.
29-01-2016
21:49 - Lewis Chessman mentioned gnu in post MG ZS - Lots of Little Niggles
gnu - I'm housebound unt...

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20-01-2017
21:43 - gnu quoted helsbyman in post Why?
Must remember NOT to go to Ita...
21:39 - gnu quoted KostasRWD in post 1.8T k series 308hp and 37kg torque
road use but not every day car...
20:50 - KostasRWD quoted gnu in post 1.8T k series 308hp and 37kg torque
Cool - I hope it lasts. ...
19-01-2017
22:05 - gnu quoted Fast Guy in post Last MOT tomorrow (probably)
O........M.......F.......G......
16-01-2017
20:03 - gnu quoted Andy400 in post Failed MOT due to drivers side headlight loose
...check the height adjuster...
15-01-2017
23:05 - ralnavman quoted gnu in post Rear camshaft cover / seal
As David says (and as pi...
16:58 - gnu quoted Talkingcars in post Is my car a "K Series"?
I think it's a typo and should r...
16:55 - gnu quoted Craigie TF in post Wanted to Borrow Wheels
Can you not just put the car on...
16:02 - Talkingcars quoted gnu in post Is my car a "K Series"?
The 1400 cc 16V ist a K ...
12:53 - JT Dent quoted gnu in post Mudflaps?
Chill man :tacpb: I a...
12:37 - gnu quoted rocket_rover in post Turbo shaft play
...I'll get a video up later, see...
12:34 - gnu quoted Rover35 in post Is my car a "K Series"?
The 1400 cc 16V ist a K Engi...
12:31 - gnu quoted JT Dent in post Mudflaps?
...Seems some on this forum ...
10:14 - gnu quoted LeRich in post Is my car a "K Series"?
...iginal summary from LeRich imo :popcorn:
00:35 - ralnavman quoted gnu in post Rear camshaft cover / seal
Here's what you've got t...
14-01-2017
20:24 - JT Dent quoted gnu in post The Fine Art of Owning: A Rover 25
I also agree :broon: I...
05-01-2017
21:32 - miss npo quoted gnu in post my new car
Bad luck with the damage...
19:22 - miss npo quoted gnu in post my new car
Very nice. A bit of tlc ...
04-01-2017
14:57 - **Kayleigh** quoted gnu in post Our newest addition
That's lovely Kayleigh b...
01-01-2017
21:31 - Mr Natural quoted gnu in post Nut and bolt rebuild
I'd start with a clean.....

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Posted 14-09-2015 at 21:30 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 21:26 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 20:57 by gnu Comments 0
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A few months ago the Rover 214s 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 hadnt 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 doesnt activate it) this made no difference...

Posted 19-10-2014 at 18:37 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)...

Posted 13-09-2014 at 21:58 by gnu Comments 2
Posted in MG
A reliable year for the ZS - so nothing to post on here for a while about it. But time for a service and the dreaded MOT. as well as the normal service, the brake discs were in a poor state, and attracted an advisory on last year's MOT so I decided to change them all, and change the pads and paint the calipers whilst I was at it. As there are plenty of good guides on here already, so I'll just post a few pics of what I did...

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The old discs through the wheels:
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You can make the clutch...
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Exactly right - ecp...
Posted 19-03-2015 at 08:44 by gnu gnu is offline
Lookin good. Are these...
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