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Re: Diesel powered Golden Flash!!
« Reply #15 on: 02.07. 2018 22:07 »
Twas an MG ZR - spec as below

The range topping ZR 160 came with a 1.8 K Series VVC engine producing 159 bhp (119 kW; 161 PS) and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) torque giving a 0–60 mph of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h). This featured the most advanced brake set up available with 282mm vented front discs, and even larger solid 260mm rear disks, all of which provided excellent stopping force in a vehicle only weighing 1145 kg.

There were also two diesel variants of the ZR, the first being the ZR TD 100 which had a 2.0 L Series engine that made 99 bhp (74 kW; 100 PS) and 240 N⋅m (180 lb⋅ft) torque giving a 0-60 mph of 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 114 mph (183 km/h).

The other diesel engined ZR was the TD 115 which came with the same 2.0 L series engine but with some minor performance enhancements (improved ECU map), to produce 111 bhp (83 kW; 113 PS) and 260 N⋅m (190 lb⋅ft) torque, which saw the car have a 0–60 mph of 9.1 seconds and a top speed of 116 mph (187 km/h). The ZR TD 115 also came equipped with disc brakes at both the front and the rear sharing its brake set up with the ZR 120, whereas the ZR TD 100 had drums at the back, sharing its brake set up with the ZR 105
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: Diesel powered Golden Flash!!
« Reply #16 on: 02.07. 2018 22:54 »
So you had a diesel MG (was this BMW/Rover mash up then??) which you filled with unleaded - and it still ran :o.  Not familiar with the cars you mention Bill, but to run a diesel on unleaded at all is some kind of miracle.

Sorry if I've got that wrong but I really couldn't make head nor tale of your posts Bill.  You hadn't been on the sauce by any chance *smile* *beer*

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Re: Diesel powered Golden Flash!!
« Reply #17 on: 02.07. 2018 23:30 »
I'm thinking he had something like a 50/50 mix in the tank so got away without breaking anything!

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Re: Diesel powered Golden Flash!!
« Reply #18 on: 03.07. 2018 10:06 »
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you filled with unleaded - and it still ran
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something like a 50/50 mix i

yep that's about it except it was more than 50/50, tank was not empty by any means, can't recall just how much was left in but I wouldn't fill it up if more than a third full, then again who knows how accurate a fuel gauges is ??.
And yes it was the  BMW/Rover mash up and was a BMW engine, I quite liked those cars had two or three of them
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: Diesel powered Golden Flash!!
« Reply #19 on: 03.07. 2018 16:02 »
AAAAhhhhhh *smile*