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  1. Country Bumpkin

    supercharged 2004 MG TF 160

    Hi, I've been away for a few days and I'm away again early in the morning. When I get back, I'll take some time out to see if I can find ways to help you achieve your goal and see if I know anyone around your area who is more connected with tuning in Oz.
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    supercharged 2004 MG TF 160 This is one of the links which may help. There's many more available, I can not personally vouch for their validity but I have used the top one as a base guide to work from when doing different cars.
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    supercharged 2004 MG TF 160

    Start at the back, what does your fuel pump produce in litres per minute ? This is normally the first link in the chain when more fuel is required, not always but in general. After market fuel pumps generally require direct battery voltage to get the benefits from them. This is because lots of...
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    Good news, I'm pleased for you and fingers crossed that the 'old lady' continues to run well. This is a prime example of how hard it is to assist people over the net, without going through every conceivable possibility, it's down to a bit of pot luck sometimes and going back to basics. A lot...
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    Shell V-Power

    My GTO runs lovely on V-power and hates the BP stuff. It's just a case of finding the best fuel for your individual car.
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    Mitsubishi Galant Sports GT

    It's been a couple of years since I've worked on a Galant but if I remember correctly, the G-box ECU is in the same place as on the GTO, which is bolted to the floor pan, under the dash at the very front of the centre console. I'm going by vague memory here so don't hold that to be definite. By...
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    Mitsubishi Galant Sports GT

    I'm assuming that it's mated to an auto box, your description is vague but I'm going on the 'kick-down' bit. If so, the most probable cause is the g-box ECU. Take it out and check the capacitors for leakage, it's a common fault. Other obvious checks are oil level, quantity and quality and...
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    Heat and aggressive drivers

    As long as the traffic is flowing people are in a better mood. Turn that into a traffic jam and tempers will soon flare and people will confront others. If it's a traffic jam and it's chucking it down, people will just blast their horns but won't get out of their tin box in case they get wet...
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    I did try that option before posting but guess you have to be friended first.
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    I have no idea how to send a private message otherwise I'd give you my phone number and you're welcome to call me and I'll gladly talk you through the whole process, it's really nothing to be overly cautious of.
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    I had a quick chat with my mate, he says that his plug change took a couple of hours working slowly with a couple of tea breaks. Doing a compression test will be the same process, except for actually screwing in a tester and doing the test, if you add half an hour, job done. It's just a bit...
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    Sorry, I have no idea on a price, although I can ask a friend who has a Silver Shadow, who works in a workshop. Yes, with a decent Pressure Testing kit, tools & perseverance, most people with common sense can carry out tasks like this. I'll ask my mate and get back to you on this issue.
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    Your thoughts on the fueling etc may well be correct. However, I totally disagree with your theories of whether a compression test or leak down test is of any value. This is even more so of value on larger engines which can quite comfortably cruise at high speeds with a damaged valve/valve seat...
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    Rolls-Royce FB60 engine question

    If you have access to a videoscope you could try looking into the block with that. It's what I'd be doing as a basic search inside the block. I have one of these for such purposes; Also, unless you can find a layout of the block on the net, in a...
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    Cyclists love em or hate em

    The fact that they don't have compulsory insurance bugs me. They can scratch your car, break your mirrors etc with no recourse and in most cases will just ride off and disappear. If however you catch one of them and throw his bike against the nearest brick wall then politely educate him in the...
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    Swedish Day Car Show - Winner!

    Excellent result, congratulations. Some nice phots of the older generation of motors on show too, thank you. :bigsmile:
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    Scam buyer on my car!

    You'd never find him, that's the problem, he doesn't exist. Even cheques can be withdrawn up to a certain point, most banks are 10 days clearance for full approval. Cash is king or a bankers draft but accompany the drawer to the bank. There's so many ways to fraudulently buy stuff now, it's a...
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    If you think bigger brakes will stop your car quicker, read this

    The car has ABS which is fully functional. Plus I've never had to lock my brakes so I can't answer that question with a 100% certainty. At speed I have always been fully aware of what's around me and distances, so knock off speed if the vehicle in front becomes too close for safety, or if...
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    Fake components.

    If you search YouTube for fake air bags, there's loads of info on that subject.
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    Fake components.

    Just watching a programme on the t.v. about cheap import parts from China. It's about replacement air bags, brake discs & alloy wheels. Some of the results are quite alarming. It was highlighted initially by a find of thousands of fake air bags for Honda cars found in the U.S.A. All I can say...