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  • Fast checks probably saved you a lot of time there, pretty much straight down the line to the guilty party without having to test everything en route. Your link could save others a bit of time too, there seem to be a lot of pumps that sound as if they are right, but don't last...

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    • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
      Fast checks probably saved you a lot of time there, pretty much straight down the line to the guilty party without having to test everything en route. Your link could save others a bit of time too, there seem to be a lot of pumps that sound as if they are right, but don't last...
      No idea how old the pump is so if original it's not too bad. I've bought pumps of those a few times now and never a problem. Yeah these Fast Checks do work and does save a lot of guess work
      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th December 2022, 14:35.
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
      2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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      • Pump was original Lucas 73202A same as a Jaguar XJ6. New pump arrived, removed the old one, put the new on one and now working but.................no fuel coming out. Added a gallon to the tank thinking it maybe low and still nothing. Pump primes and is working when turning over so removed the new pump and put back the old on so no spillage.
        Wired the new fuel pump to a battery, connected a pipe to it that i inserted into a petrol can and its working but nothing is being sucked up so completely useless.
        I'm now in the process of trying to locate an original fuel pump that should have more oomph and I've now found one so when that gets here we shall see how that goes. The last pump I bought from this company I put on to my sons car and that's working fine so no idea atm
        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th December 2022, 14:36.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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        • As I had a little time I decided to strip down the fuel pump that was seized. There was also a small plastic bubble that fell out so I will research where that goes but I'm sure its in the inner housing somewhere. I don't yet know what that does. The reason it was seized is its full of crap as you can see from deposits of rust from the tank in picture three. Once I started cleaning it all freed up so I will completely strip all down, clean and put back together as the brushes are in good condition and it looks like only dirt inside. When I've sorted this I will be adding a filter between the tank and pump
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          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th December 2022, 14:49.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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          • This should tell me more about the small plastic bubble and just read where it goes https://www.jag-lovers.org/xj-s/book/83FuelPump.html
            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th December 2022, 14:32.
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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            • Cleaned and all back together and checked if working and it is but the top seal is perished and a tiny bit of petrol dripped out so I binned it but i do now know how to strip one down etc without having to buy another
              Had a second look at the new fuel pump as i couldn't understand why it wasn't sucking up. Added a pipe to a clear bottle of coke with petrol in it and connected to a battery. blowing air back into the container so connected the other way and its working now. The connections on the pump are the wrong way round so I sorted the wiring out, connected up the pump and the car started so I took it up the road without any problems.
              Finally happy days and i must be getting old to take this long to fix a fuel pump issue and i now have a spare on its way that I don't need. I will put that to use next year when It's time to get my sons facelift MG Montego project re-started
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              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 18th December 2022, 14:05.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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              • On the plus side, it is fixed now & if I have any similar problems on efi Maestro I'll know what to look at first. Very annoying that they reversed the connections.

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                • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
                  On the plus side, it is fixed now & if I have any similar problems on efi Maestro I'll know what to look at first. Very annoying that they reversed the connections.
                  Yeah very much so, will be using for a bit so my son came over and it took him back sitting in the back of an MG montego with his parents in the front
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                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                  • Was seriously thinking of selling #384 Maestro Turbo, even after spending a kings ransom on refurbishment, as not been too well, but just thinking i just wanted shot, but my other half persuaded me otherwise. Why sell it it when it is probably now, after the fortune spent, including a new headlining, probably the best, original, Maestro Turbo around.
                    So, despite feeling crap took the MG to a local show this Sunday, despite the weather. If those present could have afforded it, could have sold it 10 times over.
                    Not sure about the Skyline, not been used for a couple of months, but looking at 40K plusif i were to sell

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                    • Are you on the wrong thread?
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                      2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                      • Car is running fine but as it's not been used for many years various things are starting come up.
                        Nearside front brakes are binding slightly so I'm getting a squeak now and then, have a small water leak from the rad fan sensor, oil pump gasket has started leaking and the speedo has stopped working. I have checked the contacts to the dash and checked with my dash fast check, I've also re-swopped the displays in case this one was faulty as per the existing and's not the dash or connections. I have bought another oil pump and gasket cheaply as Sean Turnbull sells oil pumps and will fit that in a couple of weeks, water leak is an easy fix. Speed transducer was a little more difficult but after ringing around some old contacts I've managed to find two spares so I will pick those up next week. Once I remove the possible faulty one I will check the contacts to see is I get anything with my multimeter. As it's possibly been in situ for 38 years i didn't want to remove it as I just know something will break without a replacement
                        I'm taking it out to the MG Car Club new years day meet so will sort these problems after that. The oil and water leak should last that
                        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 28th December 2022, 13:47.
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                        2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                        • MGCC new years day run today, so parked next to an old friends mg montego that won 3rd prize in the pride of ownership
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                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                          • Well would you believe it.
                            I had to move the car out of its council garage yesterday as the locking door needs repairing and two guys in two council vans turn up to have a second look at it and they need my Montego moving out of the garage, starts it up and move it to the front of my house and the speedo started working again. (nice surprise that) After they had a 10 minute look at the door, said they will order another door as it can't be fixed
                            Walk back home as the garage is only about 200 yards from my house, just get in and another council worker rings, 'come to have a look at your garage door'. I explained that two guys had just left but they still need a look. Walk back to the garage and they said we can fix that but the parts will need to be ordered. Again two council vans and two guys. You can't make it up and no idea what's going to happen now. All this was with no notification, appointment etc and luckily I had just got in from work. Five guys in five vans and nothing done as it's the second and third viewing of the garage door, that's about right for a council
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 12th January 2023, 15:45.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                            • Oil pump leak started and that was a pain removing those, now removed and also the oil pump. I've also cleaned up the block face. Have to add a couple of thing to the new oil pump do I will do that tomorrow as my hands are hurting. I also hurt my back pushing my sons car back into its garage over a ramp Monday and it's just recovering. I must be getting too old for this now and this is why it's my last montego
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                              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 14th January 2023, 17:44.
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                              • Definately not the best time of year for fixing things outdoors...unless you are young & daft, in which case you are putting aches & pains in the bank for later Looks like the special tool made it see thē light in the end tho...

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