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#482790 - 14/11/17 11:43 AM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Registered: 02/05/11
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I have owned two of the series 2 Roadster, both of which were afflicted by the frequent appearance of the MIL caused by a lambda sensor "slow to respond".
The series 2 has bearings on the front suspension rather than spring plates and I think that they also adopted the Caparo 4 pot callipers. The low sump was still a problem (I had one smashed on the road) but there were no other mechanical problems.
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#482832 - 14/11/17 03:42 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Thanks Don

Interesting
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#482853 - 14/11/17 05:14 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Caparo brake calipers were introduced mid 2009.....my May 2009 car had the earlier Girling (?) ones. The question mark because I rapidly changed them for Tarox in an attempt to improve the braking.

The low sump has been helped by a Mulfab one although you still need to be cautious over speed humps. The only MIL issue I have had is to do with a slight leak from the fuel tank recirculation setup......easily reset.
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#482854 - 14/11/17 05:22 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Should have bought one , they look different and are getting expensive .
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#482858 - 14/11/17 05:46 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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The calipers changed when the steering damper blades were discontinued. Later calipers don't fit cars with steering dampers apparently.

On the matter of weak rear springs, one solution would be to buy a single new spring. Strip it down, and add one extra leaf to each side. You wouldn't need to touch the main spring fasteners at all, just remove the nuts and lower plate on the U bolts. Lift the axle. Take the nut off the centre spring bolt. Maybe mess with the spring keeps at each end a bit. Insert the extra leaf, and bang it all back together. There is sufficient threads on the U bolts to do this.

I once did this to an MGB.........when we were loaded with daughter and luggage.
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#482878 - 14/11/17 07:21 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Thanks chaps

I don’t think I’ve got the Kahunas (car maintenance technical term) to insert a leaf in a leaf spring

Might have to travel light

Subject to a quick phone call to see if the buyer still wants my Mog, I think I’ve just bought a Roadster
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#482879 - 14/11/17 07:25 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: DaveW]
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I have owned my 2008 Roadster series 2 from 2012. So far I have had to replace standard radiator for a alloy one ( Mulfab ) due to plastic hose fitting breaking on top of the radiator. Replaced the old springs because the drivers side one snapped at the front mounting point. This was caused by the anti tramp bar which was only fitted on one side and poor quality springs. Now it has the uprated springs and I have taken of the anti tramp bar because it is no longer needed as the new springs are much stronger. I fitted the Suplex kit to the front suspension which raised the ride height at the front buy 10mm and calmed the nodding dog syndrome altogether.
I have fitted new alloy billet brake calipers and larger slotted discs to the front which has transformed the breaking which I now believe is about as good as you could get it without spending thousands. I had a Williams remap and replaced the old air filter box with a short air induction filter which sounds good, and fitted a pair of sports silencer boxes now on rolling road test gives around 228 b.h.p. I replaced the rear shocks with new Spax adjustables supplied by Peter Ballard, really like them and handling is much better than before.
The down side is there is a slight overrun when changing gear and does take a bit of getting used to but would not stop me from owning one..
There is no problem with luggage, I regularly carry a full size case on the rack and fill behind the seats with two up in the car and it does it with no real difference to performance and handling.
The mill light does come on periodically, easy to turn of in seconds with a reader.


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#482881 - 14/11/17 07:28 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Thanks Jacmog

Very interesting
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#482887 - 14/11/17 08:23 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Stewart S]
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Does it have fishtail exhaust grin2
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#482894 - 14/11/17 08:36 PM Re: OK chaps - tell me all about the 2008 Roadster [Re: Burgundymog]
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Does it have fishtail exhaust grin2


I’m hoping there is nothing fishy about it
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