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Old 07-03-2012, 12:54   #1
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Hi I have recently had a coolant loss had the car looked at the car needs some new parts. The garage have been trying to get these parts from mg to be told they arent available no more. My car is only 3 years old
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:57   #2
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That's not and not the first time I've seen this, what parts do you need?
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most parts are available from xpart dealership that you need
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:59   #4
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Just to clarify as she's at work at the moment:

The T piece on the bottom of the car that links the cooling system to the pipes that run under the car to the radiator has broken. We've been told that there are no spares for this part. The mechanic who is looking at this for us is phoning a mate of his to see if he can fabricate one.

Fingers crossed! Its a real shame as she bloody loves that LE500 and has to walk passed a broken one every morning to take my Volvo. However on the plus side my ZR is getting a nice run
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most parts are available from xpart dealership that you need
The MG-R parts that Xpart sell aren't always compatible with with the post MGR cars.
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Old 07-03-2012, 13:01   #6
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most parts are available from xpart dealership that you need
We did try XPart but they don't have any yet. I don't think the patterns for the LE500 have filtered down to them yet. A real shame as XPart have been very good for my ZR (A new boot floor and a boot lid, delivered and fitted in less than a week).
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Old 07-03-2012, 13:31   #7
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Hi I have recently had a coolant loss had the car looked at the car needs some new parts. The garage have been trying to get these parts from mg to be told they arent available no more. My car is only 3 years old

I thought manufactures had to supply spare parts of at least 10 years post final production. also I thought that the xpart deal only applied to the MGRover days not the current MG cars????
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And this is the worry I have always had about the new Chinese MGs, spares support and backup. They don't seem to have covered themselves in glory with either.
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Old 07-03-2012, 15:48   #9
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I have never seen any parts catelogues on Ebay for the Chinese sourced parts.

I assume the MG dealers do have them? Even on Xpart website I am not sure Chinese parts exist for the latter built MG TF models.....
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You might have difficulty obtaining the connector seperately, but you might be able to get it as part of a complete hose assembly.

Have a look here on rimmer brothers!
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Old 07-03-2012, 19:28   #11
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Until we can get the parts the car is undriveable so is now sat on the drive for last couple of days
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Hi That is a real shame How did it get broken?



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Old 07-03-2012, 20:14   #13
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Hi That is a real shame How did it get broken?



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Car dumped all its coolant had ut looked at garage they can't stop it from leaking coolant need some bits replacing but the garage can't get them. They said not to drive it as it could cause more damage
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This is a bit worrying. Has anyone taken this up with MG Motors?

I know they have stopped making the new TFs, but it is a bit of a scandal that could hit confidence in other models, such as the MG6.
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I am guessing as I haven't looked at mine but would be surprised if its different to the MGR TFs - most other bits are just the same.

Or give Keith Harris a call and see if he can help.

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I am guessing as I haven't looked at mine but would be surprised if its different to the MGR TFs - most other bits are just the same.

Or give Keith Harris a call and see if he can help.

Good luck
Good advice there,

It seems as though you are like us and have never ending problems with the car!! but again like us stay with it!
Hope you get the part/s quickly and are off and out and about very soon.
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same part numbers foe le500 models look here
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Have you thought of trying breakers or looking on fleabay for new TFs that have been written off and are being broken? It may not be ideal, but may be your quickest option...and cheaper than fabricating new parts
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personally im alarmed that on the 'new' Tf the cooling is STILL an issue

Id not touch one - id rather stick the extras onto an already 'improved' tf.
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personally im alarmed that on the 'new' Tf the cooling is STILL an issue

Id not touch one - id rather stick the extras onto an already 'improved' tf.
It's no different on the "old" TF. I had a hose go on my 04 and you just can't get them. had to get one from a breakers.
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