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  • re-tread's Avatar
    08-05-2021, 01:58 PM
    A sad day today. Just watched old #138 drive off with its new owner back to Southampton. Hopefully he will be along soon to say hi. I'll keep...
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  • SCP440's Avatar
    08-05-2021, 11:43 AM
    Oddly a top tip to see if your Bosch battery is genuine is the sticker on the top. If it peels of fairly easily it probably genuine. The fake ones...
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  • David's Avatar
    08-05-2021, 10:49 AM
    In the case of my Bosch, it was not the case (receipt from a Bosch dealer), but in the general sense you are right. Spark plugs and Xenon bulbs...
    9 replies | 2423 view(s)
  • SCP440's Avatar
    08-05-2021, 10:30 AM
    The problem apparently is the amount of fake stuff that is about. My motor factor has told me numerous tales of product that looks legitimate but is...
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  • David's Avatar
    08-05-2021, 06:27 AM
    Perhaps you would have thought that a Bosch battery would be just that. Maybe I was just unlucky; maybe not! Bosch would have done me 50% discount...
    9 replies | 2423 view(s)
  • SCP440's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 10:13 PM
    It does depend on where you purchase the battery from, Halfords will replace like for like but the new batteries warranty stops at the same time as...
    9 replies | 2423 view(s)
  • Nich's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 09:20 PM
    Agree with what Steve has said about batteries but it is worth noting that warranties issued usually only cover what they consider to be the...
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  • SCP440's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 09:14 PM
    A lot of modern cars are prone to this, my neighbour with his Merc had been having troubles for weeks with odd warnings, phantom alarms and the...
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  • David's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 06:36 PM
    Yes Nich, I would say 100% certain. If you recall my 'Olive' did EXACTLY the same. Your advice then was invaluable (and accurate). All cured simply...
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  • Nich's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 06:03 PM
    Sounds suspiciously like you have a failing battery. Lots of info on here once you get your questionnaire back to Tim and become a full member. ...
    9 replies | 2423 view(s)
  • Scottie Tiger's Avatar
    07-05-2021, 05:43 PM
    Hi, I've had my 260 for a month, today the alarm started going off and the front and back windscreen wipers are going made, now I can't lock the car,...
    9 replies | 2423 view(s)
  • jeff turbo's Avatar
    03-05-2021, 04:44 AM
    If you look at the progress of 277 I have a few pics on replacing the handbrake cable
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • SCP440's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 02:22 PM
    SCP440 replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Yes but after some research we found EBC do make the correct pad but it listed for a Lotus. Steve
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  • SCP440's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 02:20 PM
    SCP440 replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    As far as fitting the compensater I did mine last year using the Mini part. From beginning to end it was about 2 hours and the worst part was bending...
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • David's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 02:19 PM
    David replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Nick's picture shows that (sorry if its copyright, Nick!). David.
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  • SCP440's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 02:08 PM
    SCP440 replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    I buy mine from EBC and use Red Stuff. The last time I orderd I used the ones from a Lotus so they have the correct squared off bottom edge. The ones...
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  • Nich's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 12:07 PM
    Nich replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Got mine from Nick at Austin Garages. Nich.
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • TVRJAS's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 11:57 AM
    TVRJAS replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Hi David thanks for the info. I have looked at Euro Car Parts but they were not pads for the AP callipers Hence the question John
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  • David's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 10:50 AM
    David replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Any good motor factor supplying the make you choose. There are fake pads around on the net though, so take care on line. Members have different...
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • TVRJAS's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 10:39 AM
    TVRJAS replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Just another question. Where do I buy the rear disc pads Thanks John
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • TVRJAS's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 10:37 AM
    TVRJAS replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Thanks Steve Your reply will be very helpful when I am up to my waist in interior trim John
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  • TVRJAS's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 10:32 AM
    TVRJAS replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    Thanks David I will have a look on Ebay Not looking forward to fitting it though. John
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • David's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 09:12 AM
    David replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    As Steve says, the Index description of doing the swap is excellent. I think this is the correct one; certainly looks right: BMW MINI ONE...
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • steve00136's Avatar
    02-05-2021, 05:23 AM
    I've done this job recently and the instructions above are excellent. I found that removing the centre console top lid and tray just gave that little...
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • Nich's Avatar
    01-05-2021, 10:25 PM
    Nich replied to a thread Handbrake Compensator in Items wanted
    All the information is in the INDEX John. https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc260/html/f0rum/showthread.php?18369-Handbrake-Modification Nich.
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  • TVRJAS's Avatar
    01-05-2021, 10:08 PM
    Hi Everyone I need to sort my handbrake but I cannot find where to buy a new compensator. I believe there is a stainless steel one available. Can...
    14 replies | 7180 view(s)
  • David's Avatar
    01-05-2021, 02:50 PM
    Newly listed today, a Mk1 MG ZT 260 SE, #101, in Starlight. To go directly to the 'Complete List' entry, click here:...
    4 replies | 36323 view(s)
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