General Repairs and Services for MGF and MGTF
We carry out all general repairs and maintenance of MGF and MGTF cars.
Our servicing includes an inspection and report on any existing faults and potential future faults. This allows for forward planning and simple fixing before faults become major costly failures. We find this is a cost effective approach and helps to keep your MG reliable.
We can also offer bodywork repairs for accident damage or rust problems on both bodywork and subframes.
MGF/TF Suspension Upgrades
The ride of the MGTF can be a bit hard for everyday driving. We regularly fit alternative shock absorbers that retain the cars sporty feel and great handling, but greatly improve comfort and ride quality.
Another improvement we make is to replace the standard suspension bushes with Polybushes. The slightly stiffer polybushes improve the cars handling and do not deteriorate like the rubber originals. We do not use polybushes on all parts of the suspension, however, as we have found they will make the ride too hard and increase noise and vibration.
MGF/TF Stainless Steel Coolant Pipes
We recommend replacement with stainless pipes which will last much longer, seen here next to rusted original fittings.
Head Gasket Failure
Head gaskets failures are a know fault on the MGF and MGTF and indeed any car with a K Series engine. Employing some preventive measures and with regular servicing the likelyhood can be reduced or rectified before it causes unnecessary engine damage.
Coolant Level and Upgrades
Coolant level is a major cause of head gasket failure. A drop in coolant level can be the result of the poor condition and failure of cooling hoses or the main cooling pipes. We regularly replace the main cooling pipes with stainless steel upgrades. We also offer upgrades to the thermostat, radiator, pressure cap and cooling fan. It is very important that you keep a check on coolant levels.
Emulsification of the oil (when water mixes with the oil to look like the above) is not always as a result of headgasket failure. If you suspect you may have emulsifying of your oil call the garage now on 01825 762040 and Graham will talk you through the actions you should take. Dealing with emulsification quickly is essential.
Upgraded Head Gaskets
We fit an improved gasket along with lower oil rail conversion and have a different procedure and specification for head tightening. When comparing costs for head gasket replacement make sure your garage is not reusing cylinder head bolts or refitting cam belts. These are items that should not be reused and could fail in the future, potentially causing damage to your engine.
At EMGC we believe the F/TF gets a bit of unfair criticism. The preventive measures above can help to avoid the problem while a failure itself can be no more costly than the owners of classic MG spend on keeping their cars on the road.