MG ZT 1.8 HGF by Arctic

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Arctic
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I i decided today to start the engine on the MG ZT 1.8 turbo donor car i have for my MG ZT V6 190 which i so far have taken out the seats and had the hairpin wheels, this car came to me with it overheating once up to temp, it is drivable but after about 3 miles really starts to blow smoke and overheats, also loses water i nevr really took much notice untill today because as i say i only bought it for the seats wheels back lights door panels etc.

But on starting it today to move it about i noticed water coming from the engine anyways some of you 1.8 owners may find these videos below interesting, this car also as LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) system on board would this help toward the HGF (Head Gasket Failure) in any way Arctic

http://youtu.be/1mhkQerK2IU

http://youtu.be/PU9HSAEqwYk

http://youtu.be/rQjDc-mcBE8

http://youtu.be/fCN-JUk5Rzs

http://youtu.be/mqkHwx_qCJc

Posted 22 Sep 2011, 21:06 #1 

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Duncan
I'm no expert but I'd say that was a manifold gasket, not HGF. You can see the water on the manifold.
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Posted 22 Sep 2011, 21:34 #2 

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Poppy
Hiya Steve..... Must say that I have to agree with Duncan here..... I have looked at the videos....The third one seems to show that water is bubbling away and being forced out of the manifold gasket..???? Again, I am no expert either...Poppy
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Posted 05 Mar 2012, 21:27 #3 

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Colvert
That leak is on the exhaust manifold. There are no waterways in that manifold.

If it is coming out around the manifold then the only place the water is coming from is a failing head gasket !!

Posted 05 Mar 2012, 22:18 #4 

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Poppy
Oh dear......Not good news then John....
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Posted 05 Mar 2012, 22:29 #5 

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WillyHeckaslike
I think that might be the car which Arctic scrapped last year, HGF being one reason that I recall. Sad to see one go but no doubt the bits he salvaged will allow other cars to live a while longer.
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Posted 06 Mar 2012, 17:41 #6 

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Duncan
Yes, the water can be seen on the exhaust but I believe it runs round the edge of the cylinder head from the inlet manifold which I've heard does have waterways, and does have a taste for failing in this way.

The thread is quite an old one, though.
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Posted 07 Mar 2012, 13:27 #7 

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baconbuttyman
Duncan wrote:Yes, the water can be seen on the exhaust but I believe it runs round the edge of the cylinder head from the inlet manifold which I've heard does have waterways, and does have a taste for failing in this way.

The thread is quite an old one, though.



yes when my iMFG was leaking, the AA man was convinced it was hgf but all his tets said not, my mechanic replace the iMFG and all was well, the water found it's was around to the exhaust manifold, which is what threw the AA guy off.
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Posted 08 May 2012, 08:15 #8 

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Arctic
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It was HGF when i took car apart this is what was found in the engine YUK
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Posted 31 Dec 2012, 03:15 #9 

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BingleyThe75
My old 416 tourer started running rough suddenly on me, only firing on three cylinders. There was no major oil loss, so I decided to have a good rummage around. Turnoued out the inlet manifold gasket had given up, as it's a rubber item and tends to go brittle over time. My headgasket was fine, but I still had some mayo in the engine, as water was getting into cyl number 4, from the failed inlet gasket. HGF isn't always the issue. As I discovered after I took the headgasket off and it was fine. But it was a 65,000 mile car and it hadn't been done so I decided to do it anyway.
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