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Re: Problem with my MG...

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Subject: Re: Problem with my MG...
From: David Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 18:32:32 -0800

It certainly sounds as if one or more bearings have died.

How many miles do you have on that engine? What is your oil pressure?

The '69s and (maybe) 68's were shipped with an unconscionably defective
oil filter which did not deliver oil to the engine until it was running
for 10-15 seconds. If you rebuild the engine, be sure to replace the oil
filter mount with one from a later model car.

Once you have the engine rebuilt and installed a larger hard drive in
your computer, you can come back here and ask which oil filter is best.

Dave Ambrose in San Diego

Robert Haigney wrote:
> I'm a new MG owner, I purchased a 69 MGB-GT,  I'm having a problem and was
> wondering if anyone knew what it might be, there's a knocking noise, it 
> just recently, I haven't driven the car since it started, the noise seems to 
> coming from the behind the engine and in front of the gear box, their is no
> problem changing gear and the car turns over fine, if you rev. the engine the
> knocking noise starts, and it's there when the car reaches a higher rev count
> in any gear (you can't go over 35 mph), you can't hear the noise when the car
> is idling, I had a mechanic look at it (not an MG man), he seems to think its
> the rod's in the engine, but I'm not sure, the sound doesn't seem to be coming
> from the engine, anybody have any ideas....?
> Thanks, Robert.

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