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Old 26-09-2008, 10:48   #1
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No heat inside cabin of mg tf

Hey there all, Wondered if anyone could help with a little temperature problem, as in, there is no heat whatsoever in the cabin of my tf160. Car also overheated for the first time the other day after standing in none moving traffic for over half an hour, I know I should have turned the negine off, but my little lad was watching a dvd at the time, and as all you parents on here will know, if they are quite leave them quite! lol. Well anyway, thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 26-09-2008, 11:13   #2
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Oooooooo check you have water in the expansion tank. Possible HGF. Your DVD may have been a very costly experience.
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Old 26-09-2008, 11:50   #3
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Shouldn't have overheated, no matter how long it sits ticking over. Check that your radiator fan is working. Check the fuse hasn't blown, it's in the underbonnet fuse box. If it's 15amp, change it to a 20 amp.
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No heat in the cabin suggests an air lock in the heater pipes, you'll need to bleed the coolant system.
Hopefully you haven't done any damage.
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Old 26-09-2008, 14:54   #4
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Fan working, when I said the car had overheated, I was a little vague, the temperature gauge was on half, but steam was coming out of the engine bay, upon investigation, the expansion tank had nearly boiled down to nothing, the radiator fan had come on numerous times. I never realised a problem until it started to steam. as the temp gauge was reading half. Stupid car! lol. So how do I go about bleeding the coolant system? Big job?
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Unless it has caused further damage, it sounds like you need a new filler cap. Yours is losing pressure and allowing the system to boil.

To bleed the system, read this - http://www.mgfcar.de/bleed/index.htm

What ever you do, don't drive it if the heater will not blow hot. You'll kill it!
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Old 26-09-2008, 16:18   #6
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What ever you do, don't drive it if the heater will not blow hot. You'll kill it!
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Old 26-09-2008, 18:48   #7
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Cheers folks! will attempt to blled tomo, haven't been driving it since, as was worried about the dreaded hgf! Cheers again.
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