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MG MGF Technical - ODB II on mg TF ?
|I would like know if they are ODB II diagnostic port on mg TF ??|
|Not sure, but I think the TF does have it. |
Quote from http://www.gendan.co.uk/diagnostic/eobd.shtml
All petrol cars sold within Europe since 1 Jan 2001, and diesel cars manufactured from 2003, must have on-board diagnostic systems to monitor engine emissions.
These systems were introduced in line with European Directive 98/69/EC to monitor and reduce emissions from cars.
|Yes, there is an OBD-II type diagnostic port on the mgtf Jeremy - it's located in the fusebox area under the steering wheel. Codes are OBD standard, and can be read using a standard OBD code reader :o)|
Talk to JT - he's recently purchased the kit required to read the codes from the internet... :o)
|Sorry for providing incorrect information. I thought the lack of ODB was one of the many reasons the F could not be sold in the US and this in turn was due to Rover's ECU.|
Thanks for the correction!
|You were on the right track Patrick, OBD2 = On Board Diagnostics, level 2. For US compliance it needs to have OBD3 (additional sensors and things like a service warning light on the dash for example).|
At least this is my understanding of it anyway.
|>>> the kit required to read the codes from the internet <<<|
A Computer with Internet connection ???
Sorry Rob, it's Friday afternoon ;o)
|OBD II fitted on TF's and I believe MY 2000 F to comply with international standards.|
See pic of socket at
|I own a 1997 regular MGF 1.8MPI. Do you people know if the Gendan scanner would read my car? Thanks.|
|The Gendan scanner is an OBDII reader John, so is not suitable for any MGF manufactured before 2001; these vehicles use MEMS1.9 (or MEMS2J for the VVC) which are not OBD compliant.|
Sorry about that.
|Any diagnostic tool for those of us with early MGFs? |
If not OBDII what the diag protocole would be for the MEMS 1.9?
|Ideally you need access to Testbook in either of its iterations (I gather that there are alternative aftermarket options - such as those from Sun Diagnostics, but none are cheap).|
This page may be of interest - but it isn't good news for those of us interested in reading the fault codes :o(
If you lived in the UK, you could make use of these guys:
Bottom line is that we (owners of cars with MEMS1.9 and 2J) don't have much in the way of options :o(
For MEMS3 owners - check out http://www.scantool.net
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