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    4.6L Modular V8

    I have received the following email from Keith, I am happy to share any information which is posted on the thread or where he can look for more help.

    Just a quick line to find out if someone familiar with the Ford Modular V8 can help me.
    So can you have a chat with your technical guys and see if anyone can help.
    I have an MG Zt V8 fitted with a 4.6L Modular V8 from 2004.
    I’m struggling with a power steering leak. Seems simple but its not.
    So the leak appears to be coming from where the pipe screws into the PS pump, it’s the one that goes to the rack, so I assume the high pressure side.
    I would simply replace the pipe but as they only build a few 100 cars these are no longer available.
    When the pipe was removed to fix something else the remains of a washer or O ring came out. New ones have been tried but it still leaks so ideally its finding out what type and size the O ring should be might cure the problem, but no one seems to know. I’ve tried MG specialists, X-part who do all of the old MG bits or the MG owners club. I think because these are basically Ford parts that are very very rarely replaced.
    So any idea what PS pump might be fitted to these engines? I’m assuming MG Rover bought engines complete with all ancillaries so would think it’s a Ford unit and who might do spares for them as I’m sure the unions used by MG Rover would have to be the same as used by Ford to enable a pipe the screw into a Ford PS pump.

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    They have their own forum ( former owner here! ) called the two-sixties if he hasn't already posted there. To access the technical section you need to supply your VIN for approval to enter. Yeah, how inclusive lol...

    There's closer to 900 V8's total.

    For help, Linden was the guy ( west yorkshire based - I forget where - it's been 10 years lol - googling his name and ZT260 will find him EDIT - Linden's in Huddersfield I think?) and also Chris @ Retro Sportscars in Brighouse. He does a lot with the 75 / ZT and has also bought a fair few MG SV bits off a friend of mine.

    Dreadnaught cleared the line at MGR when they closed and held a lot of the stock specific to the ZT260 - I once got a lamda sensor from them as the ford / jag equivalent that matched part numbers didn't work - they'd solder a resistor onto it for the ZT260. They're a good source of spares or were 10 years ago.

    Finally....

    https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/mg-...95b82570&_ss=r

    Think that's what he'll need as a repair kit?

    They have the pump as well.

    https://www.dmgrs.co.uk/products/mg-...95b82570&_ss=r

    Rimmer Brothers are another good source of parts.

    Advise him to sign up at two-sixties as there's info in there they don't like 'sharing' bizarrely... stuff you won't find with a 10 minute google without targeting where you are actually looking.... not every forum is as helpful as this one :-(

    Fluffy.

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      #3
      there is 2 of these cars sitting here in wales one is mobile one just sitting going rusty as never mover garage wont tell me what the owner wants to do with it shame,
      good luck with your repairs,
      sigpicUpgrades = Saleen supercharger kit with JDM tune, 3.4 pulley ,Keene bell boost a pump, BBK 62mm Twin Throttle body with spacer, EBC drilled vented & grooved discs up front with red stuff pads all round , Boost gauge and fuel psi gauge ,Oil seperator, Extra 5" fans for heat exchanger, 7 row oil cooler , Braided steal brake hoses all round, BMR rear lower control arms. 481Bhp Total. & all the normal refinements you get with a Saleen mustang. production number 192 of 945 for that year.

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        #4
        Yep, I’m an MG owners club and 260’s member but no info from my post.

        As I said the MG V8 specialists have very rarely done work on this and X-part cannot supply pipe or advise on spec of O ring or union, probably because the engine and one assumes the PS pump are Ford parts. Someone even thought the PS pump might be from a Mondeo.

        But I have no idea so I thought I ask somebody who might know more about Ford V8’s and who better than a bunch of Mustang guy’s.

        Cheers Keith
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          #5
          Someone else asked the very same thing a month back on there - wasn't called Keith mind. On the very first page of 'issues'.

          The info is in the public bit, the links I've given are the same, they're the bits needed and they're in stockon the site.

          https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...-for-MG-ZT-260

          https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...-steering-pump

          The rockauto parts are more than the UK one.

          Without ringing them myself to confim, is there a reason he can't get from the supplier listed? Out of stock / old website sort of thing?

          There's a lot of tech info / topics about the pump there if he's aware and a member and 'gone green'. It's covered. So I'm not sure what more he needs? Send him the actual topic links?

          Fluffy.
          Last edited by fluffcat1; 21-10-2020, 08:32 AM.

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            #6
            Hi Keith, A company that deals in hydraulic hoses for industry and the classic car owner is PIRTEK. Google them they are here in the UK nation wide.

            I had a problem getting the correct fittings and size of a power steering hose when I fitted a Rover V8 into my Ford (European) Granada - these guys sorted it in 10 minutes. one brand new hose fitting perfectly.
            Your best bet would be to take the pump and your hose to them, you are not likely to need a second mortgage, they are very reasonable and the job gets sorted properly.

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