Spunagain's MG ZT260 FAQ
Spunagain's ZT260 pages are under construction.
This page is made up of my own experiences and cullings from the X-power forums
The MG ZT 260 is a low volume variant of the MG ZT
turn is a development of the Rover 75.It is not merely a quick trim
change but a conversion from front wheel
drive to rear wheel drive and dropping in a hooning great Ford Mustang
V8. Only about 850 of these were made, and as MG Rover were a bit
strapped for cash, the development spend was about £30M which
seems a lot when you consider the volume of cars made but is tiny in
the grand scheme of car development. As a consequence there are a
few unresolved issues which can generally be sorted out with the right
information and the right suppliers.
Am I mad to buy one?
After glancing at the list below you may have thought so, but in
fact you are quite sane! The drive train of the 260 is bullet
proof and massively overspecified (some owners are happily running
supercharged variants with no chassis, brake or drivetrain mods) and
the basic ZT platform is a tried trusted and reliable piece of
engineering. The issues discussed below only affect some cars and
are almost all solveable. Do do your homework and get in
there! Just remember your biggest outlay will be for fuel with
the ZT260 managing mpg's in the low 20's.
Here is some Buyers
Is there other support out there?
Yes! There are plenty of ex MGR dealers out there
varying quality and there is an owners support network called the Two-sixties which has
been spawned from the X-power
You need to join the MG owners club to
participate and then you will get access to all the forums. Full access
means you get to chat to an ever growing number of owners of this
unique car, also help from service engineers and some of the characters
involved in the cars creation. Between
us we have encountered and addressed most of the issues you are likely
to come across. So come and join in!
MG ZT260 FAQ
Why does my instrument sometimes flash
a red light at me?
How do I make my climate control display back
Why is my rear end clunking?
are my carpets wet?
should I change my diff oil?
What ICE should I fit?
Why don't my mats fit?
Why does my radio make a buzzing noise?
What tyres should I fit?
How much fuel does it use?
What oil should I use?
Why do my front wheels hop on full lock at
How much does it cost to run?
How do I make it go faster?
What brakes does it use? Updated 12
November 2009 with advice on lathing rear brakes
What servicing / Parts does it need?
Why do my front tyres wear unevenly?-
tracking info. New 12
MG ZT260 known issues
Gearbox Oil Leaks New 2 March 2010
Diff Oil Leaks New 2 March 2010
Fraying alternator belt
Poor climate control Updated 12
November 2009 new temperature valve available for better control of
Weak heater pipe
Fuel filter clip
Poor starting -smoke! Bad earth strap
Pathetic Horn - (The
two-sixties.com horny link)
Bursting radiator due
to fan resistor
Breaking springs on earlier cars New! 12
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