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Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #304127
11/09/15 09:50 PM
11/09/15 09:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,992
Austria, Vienna area
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Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,992
Austria, Vienna area
So far (20.000km):
Exhaust broken / replaced with a Morgan stage 1 kit / excellent!
New rear sprocket
Cam belt broken
Flat tire because of missing rim belt
Very noisy bevel box
Fuel gauge replaced with a longer cylinder unit
Rectifier relocated
and something more...


Hannes
once: Green M3W; 2013
now: Red 4/4 Sport; 2011
and some practical cars for use in real life
Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #304194
12/09/15 09:38 AM
12/09/15 09:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,301
Southern Vermont
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Has a lot to Say!
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Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,301
Southern Vermont
September 2012 build with 20,450 miles

Cycle-Electric rectifier replaced with H-D unit - 800 miles
Tires and sprocket w/ belt replaced - 4500 miles
Sprocket replaced - 8500 miles
Blockley tires, Comfort Kit and sprocket - 13,000 miles
Cam belt shredded - 14,000 miles
Battery replaced with higher capacity - 15,000 miles
Blockley tires and Super Max sprocket - 19,000 miles
Compensator died, awaiting Centa unit - 20,450 miles

Along the way: Various bobbins for mufflers, H-D unit does not need them. One headlight lost due to deer. Deer dead, fair trade. Broken wires to speedometer sensor. Broken left tail light due to accident in parking area. New clamps on fuel lines at engine. Various lost nuts and bolts due to vibration. Loktite is your friend.

Once the Centa unit is installed will continue to drive until the snows fly!



What's your mileage? Who cares. Is it practical? See #1. What happens when it rains? You get wet.
Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305355
17/09/15 03:44 PM
17/09/15 03:44 PM
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I'd love to take some long trips with my Morgan but honestly I'm afraid too. I don't fancy paying for the car to be repatriated if it fails far from home.

My M3W is the opposite of reliable. I will NEVER buy another Morgan. Too much time spent fixing, waiting, and worrying. Not enough time spent driving.

Bought it new in August 2013.
Gone 15,000km now. (it's almost impressive to have so many problems in such a short time)
4 major failures that required a recovery vehicle to get the car home.
Several months where it couldn't be used due to awaiting repairs.
Many smaller failures and extra maintenance expenses.

Major failures:
(1) Crank shaft pulley failed at 2000km. Car was awaiting repair for 7 WEEKS!
(2) Throttle cable failed at ~7000km. Car was awaiting repair for one week.
(3) Exhaust fell off at 14,900km. Car was awaiting repair for one week.
(4) Cam belt tensioner failed at 15,000km. No ETA from Morgan on when this will be done. Probably at least one month of waiting.

Minor failures:
Turn signal relay, many fuses, rear wiring loom
More that I can't remember of have mentally blocked.

Unhappy extra maintenance expenses:
Rear sprocket was worn out at 13,000km. Had to be replaced, was very expensive!



Last edited by MrPB; 17/09/15 03:45 PM.
Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305365
17/09/15 04:16 PM
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Ouch! Just as some things seem to be getting better others are getting worse.

Right now it seems like clutches and engines are failing when I hoped these were the reliable bits. In for a service next week and no telling what they will find or what it will cost - at 4,500 miles and 3 years!

Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305374
17/09/15 04:39 PM
17/09/15 04:39 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,338
Kuwait
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Kuwait
Touch wood my m3w #907 2013 October..now 3000km no fails, going to start to drive it this october till spring & i hope i wont get any brake downs ...then i will definitely have to ship it back to the factory for all the upgrades & wear off parts...major job..all i can do here is the oils at home..

Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305398
17/09/15 05:29 PM
17/09/15 05:29 PM
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Posts: 1,738
Gods own county! Oop north
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Gods own county! Oop north
I set off to Grindelwald from Leeds with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of impending doom.

1500 miles in 4 days, 2 of which were 540miles non stop except for 1 fuel stop and NO problems at all.

I still can't believe it.

Rear sprocket is shagged now though.

Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Dab of oppo] #305408
17/09/15 06:08 PM
17/09/15 06:08 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 11,403
Lancashire, England
Stewart S Online content
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Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 11,403
Lancashire, England
Originally Posted By Dab of oppo
I set off to Grindelwald from Leeds with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of impending doom.

1500 miles in 4 days, 2 of which were 540miles non stop except for 1 fuel stop and NO problems at all.

I still can't believe it.

Rear sprocket is shagged now though.


englandwave



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Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305409
17/09/15 06:09 PM
17/09/15 06:09 PM
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Posts: 90
Hok Sweden
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Joined: Feb 2012
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Hok Sweden
4 000 km this summer - no problems at all.


Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305411
17/09/15 06:17 PM
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Among all the cars I have owned in my life the 3W is the worst in reliability. But the best is still my Morgan 4/4 of 74.

Re: How reliable is your M3W? [Re: Chris99] #305412
17/09/15 06:20 PM
17/09/15 06:20 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,640
Lisboa, Portugal
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Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,640
Lisboa, Portugal
Apart from the (Brooklands) exhausts, no complaints. Then again, I only clocked 5000 kms with it in the first year, I did more than that with the Plus 4 this summer.



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