Tips for using the powerful custom search options on the V8 Website and V8 Bulletin Board
Powerful custom search options are available on the V8 Website. When you have a query on a technical matter or are about to post a message on the V8 Bulletin Board seeking fellow members' views, it's worth using the custom search options to check out what information is already available in the workshop notes series, in articles and in news items on the V8 Website and in earlier postings on the both the new and original V8 Bulletin Boards. The powerful Custom Search facilities search only the content of the V8 Website and the V8 Bulletn Board. If you have not tried using the seach option it's worth doing so - the V8 Webmaster regularly uses searches to trace material on the V8 Website!

Searching the V8 website using the Custom Search box
You can trace that information - and indeed information on other queries you have on similar topics - by using the key words for your search in the Custom Search box in the top right corner of each core webpage.

Example of a search
Let's take an example of a search
In this case the search is for information on front brake squeal with the MGBGTV8. It is a difficulty members have had before with the MGBGTV8 model. There are a number of V8 Workshop Notes and other articles on how it can be cured plus many postings from members on the V8BBs. First do a key word search with the Custom Search box and then use the search options set out alongside.

New visitor to the V8 Website or V8 Bulletin Board?
There is a guide to the V8 Website which provides a useful introduction to the V8 Register's websites.
New visitor's content guide

Top tips for new MGV8 enthusiasts
We also have two sets of top tips which are essential reading for new MGBGTV8 and RV8 enthusiasts. MGBGTV8 tips and RV8 tips

Searching the V8 or RV8 Workshop Notes detailed index
There are two ways of tracing information in the two workshop notes series - you can review the contents listing for each series or download a copy of the detailed index to each series.

Review the contents listing for each series of workshop notes
Simply click the "Workshop notes " link on the homepage or the "Technical Support" button at the head of the webpage and you can reach a full listing of the V8NOTES or RV8NOTES - or you can use these links:
V8NOTES listing
RV8NOTES listing

Search the detailed index to each series of workshop notes
A detailed index is also available for both the V8NOTES and RV8NOTES series and a copy can be downloaded free on this website which enables you to print off a copy and look up topics offline.
V8NOTES index
RV8NOTES index

Searching the new V8 Bulletin Board archives
You can type in the key words for your search in the search box - "Search this forum" - above the "Topics" panel with all the threads on the V8BB Messages webpage and and then all the earlier postings with that key word or words will pop up on display. The example below was searching for "overheating" to see if any earlier threads had covered difficulties with overheating and 16 matches popped up where the key word had appeared in earlier postings.

This search option is available to all visitors to the V8BB. New V8BB

Searching the original V8 Bulletin Board archives
The search facilities are still available on the original V8BB which was replaced in December 2012. You can search the archived postings there, just scroll to the foot of the current V8BB below the panel of "Topics" and click the link "Search the original V8BB". That will take you to the original V8BB where you can type the key word for your search in the green search box. You will find, for example, that no less than 28 links pop up to previous postings on brake squeal! Do not forget to check the "archives" checkbox in the green panel so they are included in your search!
Original V8BB search box