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MG MGF Technical - Torque settings required !
Can anyone help with the torque settings for Front Brake Discs ? on a MGF VVC.....I have found the Caliper settings in the archive but cannot find anything for Discs.
I have just been to my local Halfords and MG Dealer and neither could supply me with a Workshop Manual (or tell me the settings).
I have now ordered a Haynes Manual of the Web...but need to get the car done today !
Do you mean the small xhead screws that simply stop the disks falling off during assembly? If so the torque is minimal.
Search the archives, there have been several refences in the past 3 months.
|Front brake disc - service repair no 70.10.10 from Workshop manual:|
"Fit brake disc to drive flange, fit screws and tighten to 7 Nm"
"Fit brake caliper to hub, fit and tighten bolts to 85 Nm"
When I wanted a manual everybody said that Haynes didn't do one for the F. Have you really tracked one down? If so where? please
try here http://www.haynes.co.uk/inc/viewbook.asp?bt=H637
Dave, do you know what the Torque is in Pounds ? My Torque wrench does not have Nm....bugger
ps. Those little phillips screws that hold teh disc in have just rounded off on me !!! They apear to be made of very soft metal....looks like Ill just be replacing the pads today.
That's not a Haynes manual (The picture of the book certainly isn't), its a history of the development of the MGF. It won't help you with technical info, but its a good read anyway.
Some excellent photos of the various supersport concepts.
|D R Johnston|
|Oh dear ...didnt notice that|
Ive just ordered it as well.....never mind, somthing different to read on the train to work.
According to http://www.onlineconversion.com/force.htm
7 newtons = 1.573662 pounds
85 newtons = 19.108759 pounds
By the way, the David Knowles (aka Ann) book is not a workshop manual, but a damn good read :-)
|Or if you cannot get your torque wrench quite so accurate you could look at the markings for kg/m and multiply by 10|
All done.....now Im out to enjoy the nice weather and my new K&N filter !
|I'm confused by the two posts above regarding conversions ... Steve is probably looking for torque readings in ft/pounds(force).|
The conversion factor from NM to ft/pounds is 1 NM = .738 ft/lbs, so 7 NM is 5 ft/lbs, and 85 NM is 63 ft/lbs
Hopefully, someone can confirm one of the three posts !
|By all accounts, the small screw securing the disc has no purpose other than to stop it falling off when the wheel is removed. It is not essential as the real force holding the disc in place is the wheel nuts.|
In other words, you can fit the new disc without the retaining screw and replace the screw at a later date if you wish.
|Hi Steve (Farnborough),|
The conversion website I listed had these options for conversions of units of force:
Not being into these things I dumbly applied a conversion from Newtons to Pounds, but quoted the site for the other Steve to check it out. Hope I haven't misled anyone.
I guess that you have translated Newton Meters into Pound Meters (which shouldn't be far off pound yards)
This thread was discussed on 17/07/2002
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