Thanks for the helpful feedback. Please keep it coming.
Got something worthwhile done on the car in today's fine sunshine.
Ever since I got this MG ZT-T over four months ago now, one outstanding job has been really annoying me. Reassembly of the In Tank Fuel Filter ..
Before he contacted me about the car, the previous owner had decided not to repair and was all prepared to scrap it. The engine was already a partially dismantled basket case. Knowing there was quite a lot of fuel still in the car, he removed the Fuel Filter Access Panel and the Fuel Filter to access and drain the fuel. I'd have done the same with fuel so costly now.
Putting it all back together was a job I'd prefer not to do. So, looking on the bright side, as always..
... whilst it's apart, check for Orange Clip and fit one if not present. It wasn't and I have a clip and fitted it. Time constraints and failing light stopped me completing the job when I fitted the Orange Clip a while back :~
Lowering the Fuel Filter into the Fuel Tank can only be done once the Top Seal
has been fitted carefully around the top of the large aperture. That's it tucked up under the top Cap of the filter body. It needs to be slid down to fit it properly. The only way to do this is to raise the body of the Filter assembly sufficiently to allow its narrower lower part access for your fingers to manipulate and locate the filter around the aperture. Fiddly rather than difficult. Only then will the filter slip down perfectly sealing the tanks again once the locking ring is secured.
There is a "Key" which has to be lined up and then the Filter Drops down into place easily. :~
Then fit the securing Locking Ring and reconnect the fuel hose. That should stop any more unwanted petrol smells in the car now. :~
Then replace the cover and secure its four 10mm Bolts.:~
Not quite finished. Need to switch on and see it the fuel level sensor float for the fuel gauge readings still works. It did :~
No doubt the observant will notice the AirBag light still illuminated. It did go out..
Another little but time consuming job done.
Getting there ... slowly and in the cold. Just heard the local weather forecast. All set for the coldest night of the year so far...