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#1 OFFLINE   SherpaMog

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

Is anyone interested in my friends MG? Its been a second car to him for nearly three years, purchased from his brother, so they know it well. It has been garaged in this time.
It has nearly 12 months mot, couple of advisories for minor corrosion on sills in the last couple of years, but garaged and got no worse, and is minor.
Recently it has had ( with receipts),
O/S wheel bearing.
O/S track rod end.
New alternator.
New battery.
Front discs and pads.
N/S rear brake caliper.
Front pipe on exhaust.

It looks a cracking little car, well looked after. Price on here is 950, but it is a good one, he won't take less, obviously up for more on eBay etc.
I'm on mobile phone so I can email pics over but will put them on later on tablet if any interest.

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#2 OFFLINE   SherpaMog

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

Is this a bit salty? No demand? Honest shiter opinions please.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

Prices seem to be all over for these,a quick look at E bay,£400 less to 1k more.

May just take time.

Moving out of summer won't help also are people looking at Christmas now?


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#4 OFFLINE   SherpaMog

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:08 PM

It is a strange one, they obviously aren't that desirable even sub 1k!

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

Might have to put it on the owners club and hope someone wants that exact colour and trim combo. If you just want "an MGF" there's hundreds of them and whilst this is nice, it's also a few hundred more expensive than a generic Tahiti Blue, Black Trim job

These are gonna suddenly shoot up in price, you mark my words. Just not this month.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

That looks exceptionally nice. I didn't realise how cheap these have got too. I have always thought the TF looked much better than the equivalent year MX5.

I can only imagine it's the wrong time of year.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

Looks a treat, but as above prices seem to be really random and it's probably a bit salty.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Negatives:

  • Wrong time of year
  • Rusty
  • No evidence of headgasket being replaced

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

As above, sill corrosion would be my worry. No idea whether the price is right or not, but it looks very smart.

 

*goes off to browse TFs for sale*



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

Not helping with the sale at all but there were several TFs at Carlisle airport the other day when I was there.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:02 PM

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Negatives:

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  • Rusty
  • No evidence of headgasket being replaced

Chuffing hell its a thousand quid...
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

In nantwich in Cheshire, the rust is minor, its garaged. Will find out what engine later.
Any inspection welcome, he's a nice old fella, just doesn't want to run two cars anymore.
I'm going to see if I can find the mg forum later and put it on that.
I don't think its salty to be honest, but others can if they wish, I'm a mingebag at some cars.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

In nantwich in Cheshire, the rust is minor, its garaged. Will find out what engine later.
Any inspection welcome, he's a nice old fella, just doesn't want to run two cars anymore.
I'm going to see if I can find the mg forum later and put it on that.
I don't think its salty to be honest, but others can if they wish, I'm a mingebag at some cars.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

Chuffing hell its a thousand quid...

 

Yep, in the UK we are very lucky that £1000 buys you a lot of car for the money.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

might help to put up pics of the rust or lack of it



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:20 PM

I don't reckon the price is too far out at £950. X-Power (sic) is the best colour on the later cars I reckon and they really are a lovely steer and the more powerful variants are very quick. Mid-engined, RWD, twin tailpipes and a drop top. That's as close as you'll ever get to a £1k supercar innit. 

 

Talking about it is making me want one so I am going to go now.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

I sort of thought that if you buy any car with a K-series you just expect HGF at some point. Therefore you either budget for it, or just plan to scrap the car if/when it happens.

 

I might put my Megane Coupe up for sale to fund the purchase of this... Hmmm...


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

 

Negatives:

  • Wrong time of year
  • Rusty
  • No evidence of headgasket being replaced

 

Sigh. Why do folks seem to think this is a service item...


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

Never had any HGF issues with the 3 that I owned.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:45 PM

I sort of thought that if you buy any car with a K-series you just expect HGF at some point. Therefore you either budget for it, or just plan to scrap the car if/when it happens.

I might put my Megane Coupe up for sale to fund the purchase of this... Hmmm...


Come have a look at it, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. There's a couple of scratch/scrapes but it is a good honest car.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

Sigh. Why do folks seem to think this is a service item...

 

I thought it was a given that they go at some point on the old K-series in the MGF? That's certainly the impression I got from the MGF experts at work, its so common they know a man that comes out to you and does it a morning for around £200.

 

Please enlighten me....



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:29 PM

They should do the sensible* thing and swap it for a doom blue Zafira.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

I thought it was a given that they go at some point on the old K-series in the MGF? That's certainly the impression I got from the MGF experts at work, its so common they know a man that comes out to you and does it a morning for around £200.

 

Please enlighten me....

There are lots of K series "experts" out there.. 97.8% of all K series head gaskets that have "gone" are either owner neglect causing overheating- be it a leak or airlock or thermostat or whatever, or it's the inlet manifold gasket,giving failed head gasket symptoms....which is cured by fitting a head gasket set which includes the inlet gaskets,which fixes the problem for around 200 quid rather than 3 quid..or if left too long it causes HGF- SEE ABOVE.

 

 

All IMO- but worked on hundreds of them and owned well into double figures of various K series engined Rovers, and I've never had HGF on any of them like PBK. AND also IMO, the "uprated" gasket is wank.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:07 AM

Well....

 

I worked at a midlands MG dealer for a total of 5 months - mostly failed at around 2 years 25k ish. In that time we did so many it almost became a service item.

 

Most of them were gasket (head) failures of some description. undoubtedly some inlet failure of course - but a 'run' from the factory seemed logical.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

There are lots of K series "experts" out there.. 97.8% of all K series head gaskets that have "gone" are either owner neglect causing overheating- be it a leak or airlock or thermostat or whatever, or it's the inlet manifold gasket,giving failed head gasket symptoms....which is cured by fitting a head gasket set which includes the inlet gaskets,which fixes the problem for around 200 quid rather than 3 quid..or if left too long it causes HGF- SEE ABOVE.

 

 

All IMO- but worked on hundreds of them and owned well into double figures of various K series engined Rovers, and I've never had HGF on any of them like PBK. AND also IMO, the "uprated" gasket is wank.

 

Interesting, its the first time ive heard anyone suggest the headgasket is just as likely to go on a K-series as any other engine.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

Well....

 

I worked at a midlands MG dealer for a total of 5 months - mostly failed at around 2 years 25k ish. In that time we did so many it almost became a service item.

 

Most of them were gasket (head) failures of some description. undoubtedly some inlet failure of course - but a 'run' from the factory seemed logical.

Interestingly, I've heard this also of the TF and those horrible facelift 25's. You could have a point about a "batch" from the factory but my experience with earlier K's didn't tally with this- it should be the other way round and they got better as time moved on but with all the BMW/Phoenix shenannigans there could be something in it I suppose.. Interesting!


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