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Old 29-07-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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Evening All,

Just picked up a this 2005 MG ZR 105 Trophy 1.4 SE... with only 18,000miles!



It's was first registered on 16th November 2005 and has had just 1 lady owner. At 89yrs old she was beginning to struggle with the manual gear box and parking...







It's got FMGSH and had the cambelt done at 15,000 miles!



It was serviced last year at 17,000 miles so should be good for some time to come.

Issues identified so far are:

1. Battery Drain - from a google search seems to be a common problem but no straigt forward answer! The previous owner had a 'kill switch' fitted this time last year but still hasn't solved the problem as it still seems to struggle to start.





Shame as it ruins an another wise completely standard interior!

I note that at the last service the garage replaced the rear fog light and refitted the switch on the other side of the dash and changed £150 for the privilege!

2. Passenger Windscreen Wiper - just stopped working - drivers is fine.

3. Horn doesn't work - interesting as the same garage also did work re-wiring this at time of doing the fog light!

4. Car does not lock - quite an important one this but wonder if this has anything to do with the battery drain.

5. Coolant light is on - but coolant looks to be topped up

It needs a deep clean as I don't think it's been touched in years...







In other new the tools are still in its wrapper!



Even with the issues above I didn't think it was bad for £525









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Old 29-07-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
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A challenge, looks like its had quite a hard life for the mileage.
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Looks a great project looking forward to seeing your progress...MG Rover.org seems good place for advice
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At that price it would be rude not to!

If the water and oil are kept apart and where they should be, the K series is a cracking little motor

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BCU? I know late Mk1s and Mk2s suffer water ingress.. My nan had a 2004 Mk1 which had suffered it, caused the horn to get stuck on. She had to have it rewired as it transpired the same fuse operated the horn and rear fog lights.

Another area to check would be the tailgate loom (might be best to check this first), common to fray.
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Can't believe the garage charged £50 to collect and deliver the car back.
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Disgraceful to see what the garage charged the previous owner. A kill switch is no more than about £12!!! (or about 2 quid on eBay!)

Edit - forgot to say you got a cracker of a car OP!! Can't wait to see the ongoing work. Health to enjoy!

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Can't believe the garage charged £50 to collect and deliver the car back.


It's less than a 5 mile round trip from where she is!


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BCU? I know late Mk1s and Mk2s suffer water ingress.. My nan had a 2004 Mk1 which had suffered it, caused the horn to get stuck on. She had to have it rewired as it transpired the same fuse operated the horn and rear fog lights.



Another area to check would be the tailgate loom (might be best to check this first), common to fray.


Ah that might explain the horn and the fog light needing to be re wired at the last service! Will check that out. Thank you


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Disgraceful to see what the garage charged the previous owner. A kill switch is no more than about £12!!! (or about 2 quid on eBay!)

Edit - forgot to say you got a cracker of a car OP!! Can't wait to see the ongoing work. Health to enjoy!

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I'll dig the paperwork out in the morning but I'm sure I saw that the main dealer charged her £150-200 to re wire the horn and fog light


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