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by johnetype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Removal Question
Replies: 3
Views: 389
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Re: Engine Removal Question

and if you want you can leave the oil in when you lift the engine out from the top at the steep angle required.
by johnetype
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Subframe mountings (shims??)
Replies: 7
Views: 480
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Re: Subframe mountings (shims??)

Put one shim on each side; you need 8 in total. I agree you need 8 but not necessarily one shim on each side. When I took my IRS apart which was still on it's original mountings there were two shims on one side and none on the other. When I put the IRS back with new mounts I put one shim on each si...
by johnetype
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling fan problem
Replies: 4
Views: 373
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Re: Cooling fan problem

Great that you fixed it. Just to add that the brushes are ridged to help them bed in. As they wear, they'll become flat. Likewise you can fit flat brushes from the get go and they'll work fine in my experience.
by johnetype
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wiper motor parking issue
Replies: 5
Views: 282
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Re: Wiper motor parking issue

Warm, hot are difficult to pin down unless you have one of those infra red remote thermometers. Certainly these motors do get warm in operation even with no load. As long as no part of the wiper mechanism is partly seized adding extra load, I'd suggest warm is OK. To be definitive you need to measur...
by johnetype
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration
Replies: 9
Views: 981
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Re: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration

You can get towards a complete change of the oil by doing several drain/refills and driving the car briefly in between, that way the old oil in the torque convertor will be diluted and replaced. The best way to change the oil completely in one go is to break into the oil cooler circuit and arrange f...
by johnetype
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 12
Views: 491
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Re: V12 ECU

I also had a chat with Brian Reed about the same...his opinion was leave it and find a home for the cables! And that seems like very good advice. If you've got room for the ECU under a seat then the spare cable can live there too. Wiring faults in an ECU loom are notoriously difficult to diagnose a...
by johnetype
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 770
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Re: Engine frame and picture frame bolt diagram

Jaguar didn't use a lot of washers when bolting the front frames together - I don't know why - but that's why your kit would appear to be short and of course a washer can take up the last 1 or 2mm you need to fill out a nylock.
by johnetype
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration
Replies: 9
Views: 981
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Re: Borg Warner model 12 gear 2 vibration

A significant proportion of the gearbox oil remains in the torque convertor when you drain the sump which is probably the cause of the lower quantities than you were expecting.
by johnetype
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 926
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Re: Vacuum pipes

There was certainly a significant period when cars destined for the US had no vacuum advance capsule. They still had mechanical advance and that is sufficient to let the engine run seemingly quite well but your mpg will suffer considerably without vacuum advance. I think some of the later cars had a...
by johnetype
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 615
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

Andy, I think you'll find that you'll have to fit the bracket the proper way, ie pointing downwards as when you come to fit the radiator and fans, the rear of the fan motor will foul the relay the way you've got it.
by johnetype
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Cooling Fan Relay location
Replies: 11
Views: 615
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Re: Cooling Fan Relay location

There's no logic in having it pointing up and the original relays aren't waterproof so you wouldn't want one of those ending up pointing upwards or it would fill with water. On cars with A/C the bracket is extended so another relay can sit below to turn on the fans when the A/C is turned on. On my c...
by johnetype
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 926
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Re: Vacuum pipes

Most/many of the Stromberg fitted US emissions engines had distributors with no vacuum advance so if a Stromberg had been fitted at some point which had a vacuum advance take off it would need to be blocked.
by johnetype
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 926
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Re: Vacuum pipes

They do, this is the link:

https://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/carburetors

but be aware that the Strombergs fitted to E types only had fixed needles. Removing the emissions gear is the right thing to do along with holding the secondary manifold permanently open.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Air con wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 746
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Re: Air con wiring

Although it's held under Series 2 manuals in the Knowledge base, I suspect the Air Conditioning manual at item 18 and the wiring diagrams in it may be of some help.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 1188
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Mains.
by johnetype
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 indicator not working
Replies: 5
Views: 442
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Re: Series 2 indicator not working

On the Series 2 the horn is activated by the push switch on the end of the indicator stalk. The push switch is connected to the wire that runs up the centre of the indicator stalk and the switch connects that wire to earth/ground when you push on it. This activates the horn relay. In this case earth...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 569
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Re: Dragging brakes.

Tom, There is only one circuit on the master cylinder, the system doesn't split into front and rear until the remote servo unit. If the front brakes are connected to the rear of the remote servo then yes, that's the primary circuit and I can't see how that could cause your problem, but if the rear b...
by johnetype
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 569
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Re: Dragging brakes.

I would vote for internals in the remote servo sticking. We already know the servo is susceptible to problems when hot hence the need for an exhaust manifold heat shield.

Which circuit in the brake servo are your front brakes connected to?
by johnetype
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rubber trim glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 914
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Re: Rubber trim glue?

Superglue - but only between the rubber and the edge of the bumper blade.
by johnetype
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 594
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Re: Pilkington windscreen aerial wiring

I don't believe you'll find a booster with spade connectors so you'll have to improvise. One option is this: eBay item number 303044215316, where you'll have to open the box in the middle and replace the "wings" coming out of the box with connections to the two wires from your screen. Second option ...