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ZTT Man, my ZT is showing exactly the same symptoms as you described. I came out to my car sat on the drive and guess what it wont start. Tried to fire and then just died. This happened a couple of times and now it wont fire at all and the fuel is very low.

My question is, if the filter ring has worked loose and this appears to be the reason the cars don't start, can you not just tighten the filter ring up again? Why do you have to take everything out to then replace? am I missing something here, is the bit that works loose actualy in the tank? please advise as I am going to tackle my problem tomorrow. Regards. Brindle.
 

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ZTT Man, my ZT is showing exactly the same symptoms as you described. I came out to my car sat on the drive and guess what it wont start. Tried to fire and then just died. This happened a couple of times and now it wont fire at all and the fuel is very low.

My question is, if the filter ring has worked loose and this appears to be the reason the cars don't start, can you not just tighten the filter ring up again? Why do you have to take everything out to then replace? am I missing something here, is the bit that works loose actualy in the tank? please advise as I am going to tackle my problem tomorrow. Regards. Brindle.
It's some time since I had a problem with mine and I didn't fix it myself but I understand the problem is low pressure pump failure not simply it coming loose but obviously check there are no leaks preventing fuel being delivered to the high pressure pump.
Symptoms on mine was the engine stopping, faltering or not starting when the tank reached about 1/4 full.
 

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Hi all, I've got a 53 MG ZT 190, 71,000 miles and the fuel pump issues, as previously described, brought my car to a halt. I bought the Orange clip from Rimmers and with the use of the photos on this thread and the advice got the job done. The hardest part was refitting the metal O ring that locks the fuel relay in place. That said, a relatively easy job, small hands are useful! Thanks again and if you're reading this for the first time, buy the clip!
 

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My brother inlaws ztt broke down a few weeks ago,rac man called out found there was no fuel delievery carried out various checks an decided pump not working,used number mechanics tool an hey presto the engine fired up.fast forward to last week an same again car refused to start,brother inlaw decided to repace pump an ordered a secondhand one witch he duly fitted,an you gussed it car still not starting.at this point i got involved an sure enough still no fuel delievery,rechecked pump appeared ok tryed to look at filter unit but
did not want to come out ,so decided to see if engine would fire on externally introduced fuel,so pourrd a tiny amount into throttle housing an engine tryed to fire,by this it was getting dark an battery was getting
low so we called it a day.came home an checked the forums an found tje thread on the fel filtrr coming apart.today went aroud again managed to pull the filtrr housing further out an then i could see the gap in the two halves,did the nessasary an woopee the engine burst into lfe,so an huge thank you from me an also from the brother inlaw,Great thread well done
 

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Re original post by ZZTMAN
this is excellent advice, spent couple of hours chasing this fault on a MG ZT 1800
After reading this post, up and running ok after 20 min,s
Just awaiting securing clip modification to finish job
Many thanks
John
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