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TECHNICAL Questions and Answers

Neil Cairns is our MGCC Y Register Technical Advisor, he is also on the Technical Advice and Support Panel of the Octagon Car Club specialising in Y Types and receives a wide range of question from Y owners


He is very happy to answer your questions to the best of his very broad knowledge, however he does ask that you first research your problem on the Technical Information page of the site, as it may  already hold the answer to your question.


Neil always publishes the questions and his answers on the MGCC Y Register’s Facebook page. In order to make this valuable resource more accessible we have transferred previous questions and answers to these pages. You can contact Neil with your questions either by posting on the Facebook page, or by emailing him at


Please note, we reserve the right to publish any technical questions sent to Neil, and his answers, on this website and the club Facebook page, as the information will likely be of interest and use to many of our members.


To help you to find relevant answers they have been divided up into the following sections:


Engine Gearbox Transmission
Fuel System Jackall System Back Axle
Suspension Steering Brakes
Electrics and Ignition Bodywork Interior and Trim
Exhaust Cooling System Miscellaneous
Oil Pressure