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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    Ah, I see.... I most likely am wrong about the pressure of the struts causing the hinge lift then. I personally won't be refitting though, as there's no way I'm hacking chunks out of my scuttle panel!, but mostly because I know too much about metallurgy, and can confirm for a fact that the...
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    All I can think is your bonnet might have been set low from the factory, so the struts pushing on the hinges have brought it up such that it now looks OK. It might be interesting to un clip the struts and then compare? (although, I'll fully understand if you don't want to bother lol!!) I'm...
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    I see what you mean, but that should just change the direction the strut clips on to the bracket, not the actual position. Do have a careful look at the alignment at the rear of your bonnet to the panel behind it. I'd be surprised if it's not moved upwards a little. It might also be that some...
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    Hi Frank, I didn't use the points you mentioned, I assume you're meaning the ribbed plastic light fitting mount, but the bolt to the side of this which sits lower. This seems the correct point and there is definitely no physical contact. The reason for the bonnet lift is the heavy pressure the...
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    Not really a valid comment! MG have chosen to cheap out and not provide the convenience of bonnet struts and therefore not engineered a suitable strut mounting solution into the bonnet to allow fitting of them. At least in the case of the type of aftermarket struts I bought, the sellers...
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    Don't, it's hardly your fault! They're mounted as in the pictures above, the same as the picture you posted of yours. Have you looked carefully at your bonnet alignment? Are you sure it's not pushed up at the rear like mine when it's closed? Even if your struts don't have the fault mine do...
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    Power tailgate

    No, it won't invalidate your warranty. Except... where the modification you have made can be shown to have been the cause of a given failure, then, of course, said failure won't be taken care of under the warranty
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    Bonnet support struts, a warning on the hinge mounted types!

    OK guys, if anyone has bought the type of struts that were mentioned on here a couple of weeks back, or you're thinking about buying them. you need to read this!! (This warning applies to the type that bolt to the bonnet hinges. There are other types that bolt to the bonnet insulation pad...
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    Bonnet Supports

    A warning to all regarding this type of bonnet strut! Please don't use these, if you have them fitted, get them back off as soon as possible! I'm posting a new topic regarding the problems.
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    Small rectangle under the reg plate???

    Yes, it's the lidar/radar for the adaptive cruise. Your surround is partially dislodged by the way, you need to align the trim and clip it back in at the top.
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    More miles/kWh urban or not ?

    You were getting much more than the 3.4 to 3.6 on your short runs. A quirk of the car is it starts at a default figure of about 3.2 when you set off and the longer you drive, the more it tunes to the actual average for the trip. I've found mine takes up to about 20 miles to get accurate. So your...
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    Let’s see who gets rattled - charging details

    No Some cars have had an update that now also allows unlocked slow charging as well! (mine hasn't, and I don't know if it's a free service update or anything else!)
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    Let’s see who gets rattled - charging details

    That's almost exactly the same for mine.
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    Comfort 3 update needed

    It's a Chinese thing, like having 2 buttons next to each other that toggle trough the 3 air outlet options, they both do exactly the same job!, just one doing the reverse direction of the other!! Madness, you only needed one, you don't even know where you're at anyway without stopping and...
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    Comfort 3 update needed

    It is what it is, just a lack of engineering to the component in question regarding soundproofing. I'm not going to reduce sensitivity, only to then risk hitting someone pulling out on me or stopping abruptly, just to reduce an occasional very slight annoyance. The annoyance of a possibly...
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