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MG F/TF Servicing Day 13th June

Discussion in 'Non-Track events' started by Tim Guy, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    For the last two years I've run an MGF/TF servicing day through the .org forum. I'm not too frequent a visitor there at the moment but still keen to help people understand their F/TF and to be able to do their own routine servicing, swap experience of jobs done etc. This year I'm using this MGoT Pit Lane forum to organise the 'Who's coming' list.

    The day will be a similar format to previous years with hopefully something like 20-30 cars turning up. It is really focussed on people with little knowledge who want to learn but we need a mix of people who know how to service and people who want to learn to make this day successful. Anyway its a good excuse to get together and talk.

    Objectives :-

    1) To encourage those that haven't, to get the access panel off their engine bay and find out just how easy it is to have a look-see.
    2) To help and guide people through DIYing the basic servicing of their own car on the day and learn how to do those little MGF specific jobs.
    Oil change, Plugs, Leads, filters, disks, pads, brake fluid, lube, Gear Oil, etc.
    3) To sort out peoples minor problems.
    4) To help each other and pass on tips and demonstrations of those quirky MG proceedures.
    5) To have a blast and get to know each other.

    Location :- My office Car Park, 10 Whittle Road, Dorset BH21 7RU. (Watch your spoiler on the little dip entering the car park). I'll open the office for tea making, shelter, lounging etc.

    Date :- 13th June from 9:00 until we've all had enough.

    We'll probably get a Barbie going at some point. If there are enough people staying over, no reason that this can't go on until quite late [​IMG] Do people want to bring their own stuff or shall we chip in and pop up to Sainsbury's. Tea, coffee milk etc will already be at the office but bring anything else you want to drink.

    We will have 240V Electric and Compressed Air but unfortunately the outside tap is no more so we're down to buckets for any detailing work.

    Tools:-
    Bring what you have or can fit into your MGF/TF. Helpful if you have axle stands. If you're bringing fluids ie oil, make sure you have something to put the old stuff in to take back home.
    I will bring a fairly comprehensive set including Manual, meters, OBD II scanner and a few special tools which you may borrow. - So long you put them back when you're finished with them.

    Liability - None. Its all at your own risk. If you bugger your car or someone does it for you - bad luck.

    Insurance - None

    Event Cost :- Nowt.

    Hope to see you there - Tim Guy
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2009
  2. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    So let's get the who's coming list off the ground, copy and paste the list into a new post as you add your name please. :-


    Who's Coming and what do you want out of it.
    Tim Guy. - Somewhat experienced. Willing to help others service their car.
     
  3. gotenks1321

    gotenks1321 Active Member

    Hurray for Tim!!! [​IMG] Hope you and Fran are keeping well [​IMG]

    I'll be hopefully coming along again, was talking to Paul aka Technozen about last year just last weekend funnily enough [​IMG] [​IMG] Just got to work out if it's a weekend I've got Marc or not.

    I may have my PRT to fit if I don't get on with it beforehand as well as a bunch of other bits [​IMG] Don't suppose you've got a hydragas pump have ya' [​IMG]

    Just copied from .org as I didn't read the last bit properly :eek:
     
  4. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Hi Dan, hope you can make it :)

    Yes, do invite Paul (and his testbook scanner kit ;) ) I'm not sure where he lurks at the moment.
     
  5. MG_CHIC

    MG_CHIC Junior Member

    I'd LOVE to come along if possible!!! [​IMG] It would be so awesome to learn how to service my girl!

    Unfortunately I'm not really able to offer any MG related advice being a bit of a girly girl but can offer the following:

    1) Fashion advice
    2) Advice in reptile husbandry
    3) I can chat about Lord of the Rings for the next 10 years or so
    4) Oooh... and I can bring along food & an obscene amount of booze

    I imagine most people will opt for no.4

    Oh if there's anything else you think I might be useful for let me know!

    Thanks for organising this Balrog - sorry just sounds more awesome than Tim!!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Kara x
     
  6. Mike Hall

    Mike Hall Active Member

    Sorry Tim. Love to join you, but Le Mans weekend :D :D :D
     
  7. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Who's Coming and what do you want out of it.
    Tim Guy. - Somewhat experienced. Willing to help others service their car.
    Dan (Gotenks)
    Kara (MG Chic)
     
  8. vvc steve

    vvc steve Junior Member

    Hi Tim,

    Steve ( vvc Steve ).

    A little experience,willing to help others,can bring hydralastic pump and other tools if needed.

    Steve
     
  9. hainsie

    hainsie Active Member

    Ok, registered here now, so count me in.

    I can help with suspension stuff, interiors, fairly basic things really.

    I need some help resolving my rev limiter sticking at 5500rpm problem.
     
  10. jake1987

    jake1987 Junior Member

    Count me in.

    Jake - TF 135 Complete Novice

    Much Appreciated
     
  11. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Who's Coming and what do you want out of it.
    Tim Guy. - Somewhat experienced. Willing to help others service their car.
    Dan (Gotenks)
    Kara (MG Chic)
    Steve ( vvc Steve ) - Willing to help others,can bring hydralastic pump
    hainsie - can help with suspension stuff, interiors etc
    jake1987 - TF 135 Complete Novice
     
  12. mgfd00d

    mgfd00d Guest

    put me down for this, it was a good crack last time

    Can help with most things will bring axel stands etc
     
  13. liberclavis

    liberclavis Junior Member

    Servicing Day - 13th June

    Greetings from a newby. This event looks to be just the ticket. Count me in - or direct me to this fabled list to sign up: I couldn't spot it on the webpage.
     
  14. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Who's Coming and what do you want out of it.
    Tim Guy. - Somewhat experienced. Willing to help others service their car.
    Dan (Gotenks)
    Kara (MG Chic)
    Steve ( vvc Steve ) - Willing to help others,can bring hydralastic pump
    hainsie - can help with suspension stuff, interiors etc
    jake1987 - TF 135 Complete Novice
    mgfd00d - Willing to help others
    liberclavis - Novice.
     
  15. tinyflier

    tinyflier Junior Member

    Who's Coming and what do you want out of it.
    Tim Guy. - Somewhat experienced. Willing to help others service their car.
    Dan (Gotenks) - Helping - Needs hydragas pump up.
    Kara (MG Chic)
    Steve ( vvc Steve ) - Willing to help others,can bring hydralastic pump
    hainsie - can help with suspension stuff, interiors etc
    jake1987 - TF 135 Complete Novice
    mgfd00d - Willing to help others
    liberclavis - Novice.
    David (tinyflier) - bringing my TF and my daughter with her F which needs oil/filter changes, brake fluid change/bleed - willing but inept amateur - HELP needed!
     
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  16. gotenks1321

    gotenks1321 Active Member

    Just thinking outloud now but as there's going to be a few people with hydragas pump, do you reckon a change of hydragas spheres complete with lowering pins would be possible? I've got the spheres already and am just in the process of hammeriting them to keep them rust free :D, pins are just a few clicks away and then that's just the fitting left :cool:
     
  17. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Don't see why not Dan. I've never taken a sphere out before but it doesn't look too hard and do-able in a day. All subject to Steve bringing his hydragas pump of course. We also need to think about fluid. Might make sense for a bulk buy if there's enough people wanting to commit. Suggest you PM Steve.
     
  18. gotenks1321

    gotenks1321 Active Member

    Cool :D I've taken them out of a spare subframe and it's easy enough, doesn't look too much harder on the car but I'll check for sure this weekend.

    Fluid's not a problem, some for sale here. Not sure how much is needed for a pump up or the whole system though. I need to get some replacement boots so I can order some at the same time and bring it down with me :)
     
  19. zor

    zor Junior Member

    Hi Tim

    I attended last year and really enjoyed it although my car needed nothing doing. I would love to attend again as I learnt a lot from helping others.

    I am happy to bring an extensive tool kit.

    Zor
     
  20. technozen

    technozen Junior Member

    Hi Tim,

    Last years "Service Day" was excellent, especially the cold pint afterwards!

    Unfortunately the "small" matter of our wedding clashes with your weekend so I won't be able to attend:(.

    If you want the diagnostic tool for the day I would be happy to loan it to you, let me know...

    Hope the sun shines!



    hmmmmmm, I wonder can I persuade Maria to get married on Friday...................................................
     

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