are the dimensions of the MGF ?
do I clean my rear plastic screen?
- There are quite a
few options for removing the cloudy or milky tinge to the rear screen.
polish (about £5), available from
Brown & Gammons and also
- Autoglym Super
Resin Polish can also be used, available from Halfords or any good car
care shop. Below is an example of what can be achieved using Autoglym
SRP (photo's courtesy of NZ MGF from the MG-Rover.org
forum), click on the thumbnails
for a bigger picture...
yes, that's right, toothpaste, it acts as a very fine abrasive, and
works very well by all accounts.
produce a product called
Plastx, have no experience of
this at all.
also have a specific product for cleaning the rear screen.
- With all these
products, here's a little tip, clean one side of the screen left to
right, and the other side up and down, that way you can easily see
which side needs a bit more elbow grease or buffing.
I replace my plastic screen with a glass one?
- In a word - no.
The glass screened hood and frame is of a different design. You can
replace your hood and frame with a glassed hood and frame though, have
a look at this
section for instructions.
!! Adam Elphick has managed to replace his rear plastic screen section
with a glass one. Click here
to find out how !!!
MG boot and bonnet badge is peeling or de-laminating, what can I do?
- replace it by
following the advice here.
Before you replace the badge, give it a few coats of clear lacquer,
this will seal the badge and prolong its life.
petrol cap lock will not work, what can I do?
- You can visit
Dieters site here
where he will show you how to strip the cap down for cleaning.
- also, have
a look at this post on the
MG-Rover.org forum from spaceoctagon
have an annoying rattle or squeak, how can I cure it?
- Paul Lathwell's
DotComoff site may have just the cure on
- Andy 'Scarlet
Fever' Phillips lists possible engine related rattles
here on the F Register forum.
the MG F fitted warning triangle fit onto a TF boot?
does only one exhaust pipe work on my TF?
- because there is a
valve, the EVC (Exhaust Volume Control) valve, fitted to the off side
pipe. It was fitted to reduce noise at low revs. It was disconnected by
many dealers on new TF's as part of the PDI. It can be disconnected in
- easy way -
find the valve just behind the tail pipe, you will see a pipe coming
from it, pull it off, plug the end (I used a self tapping screw), and
tie wrap it out of the way. With the pipe disconnected the valve is
- the not so
easy way - I'll let Rob Bell explain the procedure here.
are the jacking points an a TF?
- Click on the this
2, 3, 4 and 5 are for the scissor jack, the others are for a
- Another short
from the original MGF FAQ web site.
find it difficult to fill my car with petrol, it keeps shutting off,
what am I doing wrong.
- I personally
insert the nozzle into the filler neck and then rotate it anti
clockwise about 45 degree's.
- Gregg Hilton's MGF
FAQ web site has this
does my mates 02 TF have mesh in the rear bumper panel, but my 03 TF
- It could possibly
be down to what MG-Rover called 'Project Drive', or what the MG-Rover
fraternity lovingly call 'Project Dive'. It was basically an attempt to
cut costs. Have a look at this
thread on the MG-Rover.org
forum, Chris Tideswell started the thread, and various posts have added
to the deletions list.
are my front tyres narrower than my rears ?
- an explanation
from Steve 'SharkyMGF' White - "Narrower
front tyres increase understeer, making the car safer for those not
used to RWD. Its possible to increase the front tyre width to a point
where the handling is much more neutral, but go too far and you will
increase oversteer which is harder to control if your not used to it.
Its also possible to increase the width of both front and rear to
maintain the difference. For instance my 'track' wheels have 205's on
the front and 225's on the rear. This means the balance is the same as
a standard car but the increase in width on all tyres increases the
footprint and thus grip, so you have to go a bit faster to get the
Also a word of caution, if changing from the manufacturers recommended
tyre sizes, you need to inform your insurance company."
size tyres can I fit, what are the tyre pressures etc, etc, etc
- In this
post on the MG-Rover.org forum,
Aiketgate put together a comprehensive list of what owners feel are
compatible tyres relative to rim diameter, also in this post are the
recommended tyres and tyre pressures for the F & TF issued by