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MG MGF Technical - Engine Gearbox Subframe removal
|Anyone have a link for a step by step on removing rear engine and subframe out the bottom on an mgtf.|
I have got one of the CD manuals but it does not show this procedure, instead it shows taking the engine out the top!
|I think this is covered on Dieter's web site.|
|I think Mike reffers to this doc.|
The DIY way. Not special for TF, but almost similar.
No nneds to disconnect hydragas spheres ;).
|Thanks for this guys, got it all out this morning no problem. |
I noticed on the description in the link, section 5 just tells you to remove everything thats connected. I put this together for the 160TF if anyones interested.
Remove air filter top cover and pipe onto plenum chamber.
Remove the ECU also the cover which allows access to the large green and grey connectors behind it, also the connector on the air canister as well as the 80 Amp fuse holder, route it all over towards the engine. Undo the 13mm nut holding the main front to rear Battery live cable on the starter, remove the cable to the top of the engine. Undo the 10mm bolt holding earth connecter to rear bulkhead.
Disconnect the 2 fuel lines with push fits inline connectors orange and green at the rear of the air filter box
Disconnect the coolant reservoir unclip the small water pipe that runs along the top engine bay cross member. Undo the clips on the 2 main water pipes underneath as well as the 2 heater pipes which have a joining piece in them a little way up there length.
Gearchange cables off at the ball ends, pull the long one onto the top of the engine. Pull the short one out of the subframe towards front of car.
Undo Handbrake Cables off the calipers, disconnect flexible brake pipes where they join the rear body. Disconnect flexible clutch slave pipe under car(personal choice)
It took me 2 hours to drop it on the floor but I did struggle to find some of the connectors etc hence me thinking it worthwhile noting it down.
|I should have all this apart soon so if anyones interested in a rear subframe and some of the other parts let me know.|
|'I have got one of the CD manuals but it does not show this procedure, instead it shows taking the engine out the top!'|
Did not think it was possible! Indeed looking at the space available I would have said impossible via the engine cover!. Built with the engine and subframe together and put in from the bottom on the line!
|My workshop has made up a frame with wheels that takes the sub frame complete with engine and gearbox so they can push it around the place to the different service bays that are needed, last week it was out so the LSD could be fitted.|
|Andrew W Regens|
|I too got a CD manual which explained removal from the top, I think I would still be there now trying to get it out!|
Here are some pics http://silicon.fastnet.co.uk/specialist-car/php/objectlist.php?cid=124
Body get chopped up and off to the scrap yard next week, all we are keeping from the backend is engine, box, hub, discs, calipers and shafts. The rest will end up on ebay.
|Joe, When do the parts hit ebay in particular the electrical bits?|
|I have put some up already, I will start puting up the rear anti roll bar and some other suspension bits this weekend. What electrical bits are you after?|
If you could email me your email address please I will send you a picture and description of what I am after if that is OK?
|How did the front suspension wishbones look? Or the front wings?|
|Fronts were gone when we got it, wings were damaged. I have just listed a lot of the rear suspension, along with some of the ECU's|
This thread was discussed between 06/01/2007 and 21/01/2007
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