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Duff Radio reception!

The kenwood CD headunit seems to have problems keeping hold of a good FM signal so the guy in the store who are fitting a CD changer and sub next week are gonna have a look at it -but they said they have had problems with Rover 75 aerials in the past.

Any other ZS owner finding they are getting a bad FM reception?

I've noticed that reverse gear is particularly noisy too - particularly when reversing around corners... not sure whether it's something to worry about or not.

I've only had the car 2 weeks (5k on the clock)

It's blue, shiny and awesome.
 

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Did I speak too soon?

Came to start my ZS180 at lunchtime (in the first heavy rain since i got it 3 weeks ago) and it sounded a bit 'rough'

Going home this evening and it still sounded rougher than usual so I turned off all the other noisemakers and sat stationary and revved it to 2000 revs... I have a definite vibration and it doesnt sound as sweet as usual.

i don't know enough to know whether it's a misfire or something but I think I'm gonna have to take it into a local MG dealer for a 2nd opinion.

Great. :(
 

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Diagnosis:

After a prelimenary investigation a Rover engineer decided my lovely MG was developing a misfire.

They are going to pick it up from my workplace next tuesday - have a thorough inspection and drop it off back to me by 5pm.

Not bad....... so long as they can fix it!
 

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I only got tuesday...

Because of a cancellation - otherwise I was told a WEEK on tuesday.

My local MG dealership is closing down and merging with another one nearby so their workshops were closed.

Looks like we'll be relying on my fiancees SMART car for transport this easter weekend as I don't want to risk driving mine much further with a misfire. I was told it could pollute the CAT.
 

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It's not a misfire.

Apparently my ZS that has done only 5k has a broken engine strut-brace bush. Only problem is that they don't have one in stock and Rover can't even quote a date when they can get one.

In the meantime I've been told that if I want to carry on driving I have to 'take it easy' as the engine is a bit 'loose'

I'm sure people who own or have driven a 180 can understand how difficult it is to 'take it easy' in such a car.

*sigh*
 

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Argh. It's still not fixed

Rover dutifully collected my pride and joy yesterday morning and returned it to me shortly after lunchtime.

Shortly after collecting the keys I received a phonecall from their Service Department.

They hadn't done the work because they claim the wrong part was in the box when they opened it.

So Now I have another weekend of 'taking it easy' until they can (hopefully) fix it next week.
 

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Finally I can smile again.

2 days before flying off to Lanzarote MG finally fixed the dodgy engine mounting and gave it a thorough road test. Runs as good as new...

I then spent the next week watching the boyracers along the Lanzarote 'Golden Mile' in their pathetically souped up Pugs and Corsas just wishing I could have shown them a lesson or two in British Engineering.

:)
 
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