MG, a jolly fun little British sports car
The MG Car Company got its name from Morris Garages, a dealer of Morris cars in Oxford which began producing its own customized versions to the designs. The company started making cars back in the 1920's, and as such is a historic marque. The MGB is a popular car and once sold well in the US. Parts are well supported and readily available. It is a lively, fun open top sports car with tonnes of personality, which is to say - you are going to want to keep our phone number handy.
Seriously, you can get a lot of smiles without huge expense from one of these classics, but staying on top of the maintenance is going to be key to keeping it fun.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
A. Check and top off all vital fluids
B. Lubricate chassis and other grease fittings
C. Wire wheel cars must have the hub-splines cleaned and lubricated
D. Over 3,000 miles time for oil change
( must use ZDDP oil additive on Flat tappet engines to preserve the camshaft)
A. Every 10,000 miles: Adjust valve clearances and torque cylinder head
B. Spark Plugs and ignition points require replacement approx. 10,000 miles
(consider upgrading to electronic ignition and never change the points again)
A. Steering changes on and off the throttle, indicating a loose rear axle.
B. Pay attention to the temperature guage on these cars.
C. MG's can develope many "Clunking" sounds. Could be brakes, steering, suspension, differential, hub splines. Let us inspect your car and catch a small issue before it becomes a larger one.
- Standard service interval: 3,000 mile oil changes
- 10,000 Service to include: Valve Adjustments, Points and Spark Plugs
Check Fluid levels, Lubricate Chassis
At approximately three year interval it is recommended that brake fluid and antifreeze be flushed or replaced. What is important is that the fluid conditions are monitored and kept in good order to prevent contamination of the brake fluid (water) and the additives in the antifreeze maintained for freezing\boil over and electrolisis prevention.
They are great little cars and a little effort helps them go a long way.
Send us an email with any
questions about your MG
142 Mill Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Service for British Autos in Marin
and the Bay Area since 1960
Monday through Friday