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  • Vehicle will not start
    Forget about greases etc. Cut the old terminal off the wire and crimp on a new fully shrouded one. Once I did that I had no further problems with the starter.
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  • MG6 petrol bits and pieces
    Hi Dan, I just gave the bits to the dealer when I traded in the 6.

    It was sold by the dealer within one week with a warranty
    The dealer did however fit the driveshaft and put a new mot on the car. It did require a couple of brake pipes for the mot.

    I have only covered about 2k miles so far in the three and find that it is quite a different car from the 6 which is a much better package. Although I was driving the 3 today in three inches of snow and had absolutely no traction problems.

    The only MG6 parts I have now are, a plastic engine cover, a virtually new set of oe plug leads and an odd collection of mudguards. Those bits are free to anyone to collect.
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  • IainS replied to the topic Alarm issue/advice in Technical - MG6
    Alarm issue/advice
    The alarm hooter cannot be switched off using the in car controls.
    It is easy enough to remove although it is held in place by a tamper proof bolt. It is just above the exhaust back box. Access can be obtained by removing the nearside rear light. It also helps if a few of the bolts holding on the near side of the back bumper are also taken out.
    The six will run fine with the alarm hooter removed and gives no indication that it is not plugged in.

    I fitted a later aerial (from b&g). Not too difficult, I sat in the back hatch to do it. The back of the headlining needs loosened off including the rear solid trim part. The aerial itself bolts to the roof and it has a flying lead and plug for the electrical connection.

    Hope that helps

    Iain
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  • IainS replied to the topic Stop Start in Technical - MG6
    Stop Start
    My 6 was a mk1 petrol. The original battery was a 027, 60Ah, 540cca and the upgraded battery I fitted was a 096/100, 78Ah, 680cca.
    On my 6 the biggest hastle was removing the strap securing the battery and some of the nuts and bolts were quite rusty. Otherwise there were no problems. On a later 6 with stop/start I would think that the original battery is probably bigger than mine and it may require one which is classified for stop/ start use. There was plenty of room to fit the larger battery but the original cloth battery did not fit.
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  • IainS replied to the topic Stop Start in Technical - MG6
    Stop Start
    I would think so as my mk1 MG6 had three batteries over the five years I owned it. Eventually solved the problem by fitting a higher capacity battery. The electronic systems on the 6 are very greedy.
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  • IainS replied to the topic Rear Brakes in Technical - MG6
    Rear Brakes
    You will have to change the sensor it wears through once it has been activated. I don't know about the rear sensor but the front one can be replaced by a ZT sensor if the connectors at the wiring end are changed.
    To get instructions on changing brake pads look at ZT the parts are the same.
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  • IainS replied to the topic mg 6 se 2012 in Technical - MG6
    mg 6 se 2012
    The three versions of the 6 all have different cable harnesses thus all the required connectors will not be present on the SE
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  • IainS created a new forum post in Technical - MG3
    I had noticed yesterday that the rear hub caps were begining to show some surface rust. That is after 550 miles and one month from new. It cleaned off easily. I then coated them and all the wheel studs lightly with copper eaze. I will have them looked at in the first service. I have told my dealer he has taken note of it. I would imagine that without the copper eaze there would not be much left of them in a years time. Well worth looking at if you have a three.

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    I had noticed yesterday that the rear hub caps were begining to show some surface rust. That is after 550 miles and one month from new. It cleaned off easily. I then coated them and all the wheel studs lightly with copper eaze. I will have them looked at in the first service. I have told my dealer he has taken note of it. I would imagine that without the copper eaze there would not be much left of them in a years time. Well worth looking at if you have a three.

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  • TSE GT 14 plate 27000 miles cruise control fault
    That is exactly what I found just before my clutch showed signs of slipping. When pulling a 400kg trailer at about 50mph under cruise control in fifth gear then whenever i hit an increased gradient there was an almost immediate cruise fault.
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  • Haynes Manual

    A. Muse wrote: I've noticed that there are little things that need doing that I would turn to the Haynes manual for.

    Sadly I don't think that there will be enough demand for a Haynes manual.

    Perhaps we should start a 'pure' thread area of 'How to' and have it as a sticky. Any comments or chat other than helpful hints would be deleted

    I'm thinking of 3: replacing headlight bulbs. :) :) :) ETC ETC



    One of those things. I doubt we will ever have a Haynes manual on the mg3. Although I must say that the 3 is infinitely easier to work on than the 6 ever was. The headlamp replacement is so simple. I have just fitted +200% h4 philips bulbs (road legal) on my 3. Just pull off the rubber cap behind each headlamp and there is easy access to the bulb. It is the same for the rear orange flasher bulb.
    Even a full sized laser cut 7" x 16" wheel with 195 tyre fits in the wheel well without pushing the hardboard up unlike the 6TSE wheel with the standard tyre.
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