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by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Andrew I have the braided hose pipes. The originals had developed leaks at the brazed ends. I’ll also check that the oil pipes aren’t blocked. Although this is unlikely since the exhaust cam is bathed in oil and there’s a perpetual leak at the inlet side bolt. This is what started this saga off- my ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Loose tappet guide

Christopher Your earlier diagnosis appears to have been correct. I cleared out all the oil in the housing and then replaced the cover. I then ran the engine for approximately two minutes and after that checked the oil level in the cam housing. There was no evidence of new oil. It appears the oil I f...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Loose tappet guide

John Thanks for the link. Thankfully my symptons don't match yours. The noise only happens at idle and then disappears at anything above this. I had noticed that the engine sounded more tappety before this happened. I'll check the clearances as well, although I reshimmed the head two years ago and i...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Loose tappet guide

Christopher The picture was taken after I'd cleaned a lot of the oil out when removing the hylomar deposits. My next move is to clean out the head completely and then turn over the engine on the starter and check for good oil flow. Hopefully I can see this happening before everything gets sprayed wi...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
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Re: Loose tappet guide

Well I've removed the inlet cam cover and everything seems in order. I'm assuming that the camshaft would show obvious signs of damage if there was a loose tappet guide? The following image shows the state of play:- https://s33.postimg.cc/p23t1ufov/Camshaftv2.jpg There were some lumps of hylomar in ...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Loose tappet guide
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Great Britain

Loose tappet guide

Hi Everyone After a total of 250 miles this weekend the car has developed what I thought was an engine rotation related squeek. This varied in volume at idle and disappeared under load as the engine revved. I checked the usual suspects-water pump and alternator but the noise seemed to eminate from t...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clip on door frame mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 431
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Re: Clip on door frame mirrors

Darren The solution I found to permanently attaching these mirrors is to use the small round gel pads that are sold to stick your tax disc holder to the windscreen. They squash between the screw head and the frame. The other trick I found when tightening the screws, was to lever the back of the mirr...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 18
Views: 671
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Re: Oil leak

Simon I have a similar problem with the cam oil feed pipe to the inlet side. It only seems to leak after a long run and I suspect that it’s due to the oil thinning out at full operating temperature. I don’t think you can achieve those conditions no matter how long you let the engine idle in the gara...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo cable issue
Replies: 11
Views: 496
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Re: Speedo cable issue

My car is currently fitted with the Jaguar 4 speed box and the angle drive is on the RHS as well. Your car will be fitted with the same box if still factory standard.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scottish Jaguar Day
Replies: 0
Views: 112
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Scottish Jaguar Day

Hi Everyone I'm not sure why I hadn't thought to mention this before, probably too busy asking for advice on my many E-Type problems. One of the many club's I belong to-the JEC are holding their annual Scottish Jaguar Day on the Sunday 1st of July. This is held annually at the Scottish Arts Centre w...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Great Britain

Re: Brake Warning Light

Hi Geoff

Thanks for the confirmation, no need to apologise. I just wanted to make sure before I took out the tunnel screws which are bloody awkward to put back in. Thank God there are only three of them!

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 5
Views: 316
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Brake Warning Light

Hi Everyone Since my engine and gearbox adventure last winter I've had problems with the brake warning light failing to extinguish. This is due to the transmission tunnel sitting slightly higher over the new gearbox cover and consequently stopping the handbrake lever resting in as low a position. Ev...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu May 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 20
Views: 1717
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Re: Fuel Pump

Sorry the electronic fuel pump is definitely not 100% reliable. I fitted the SNGB submerged one and it conked out after only 800 miles, leaving me stranded 70 miles from home. To be fair they sent a replacement without a quibble and after inspecting the failed unit told me that it was beyond economi...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sat May 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch reservoir empty
Replies: 16
Views: 711
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Re: Clutch reservoir empty

Ash When you’re refitting everything fit a spacer over the top stud. This will bring the securing nut out from behind the body of the slave cylinder. A very cranked ring spanner is required to release the top nut in my experience. You will more than likely have to reconnect the hydrauliic pipe to bo...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Thu May 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 621
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

Steve Thanks for the clarification, it's certainly an alternative method to consider the next time around. I have rebuilt the carbs with the Burlen kit so the needles are UM and I'm using the standard air filter arrangement. When I started the rebuild I found that the old needle in the middle carb w...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed May 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 621
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

Hi Steve Sorry I don't understand how setting the jets down 0.125" can make the carbs run normally. When I did it the engine started instantaneously from cold with no choke-not that there would be any even if I'd used the dash lever. The car was revving at about 1600rpm and obviously the slow runnin...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Wed May 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 621
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Re: Tuning SU Carbs

Thanks Gents that seems logical although I ended up doing what Malcolm did and gave up balancing the carbs individually. I couldn't get rid of an intermittent misfire no matter how much adjustment I did. Tuning the carbs when linked together made it disappear. The car now idles very well. Although I...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Tue May 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tuning SU Carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Great Britain

Tuning SU Carbs

Hi Everyone Well following a carb rebuild and a lot of adjusting I've finally managed to get the E-Type purring again. It's been a real struggle with everything seeming to go wrong at various points. Anyway here's my question and please remember it's been a long day:- Why do you need to disconnect t...
by ALAN COCHRANE
Sun May 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 304
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Re: Fan belt tensioner

I had thought of removing the mounting. Unfortunately there’s insufficient space between the lower bolt and the water pipe hose to allow it’s withdrawal. So I’ve decided to run without the jockey wheel for the time being. I’ll refit it the next time I’m doing a coolant change.

Cheers

Alan
by ALAN COCHRANE
Fri May 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Fan belt tensioner
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Great Britain

Fan belt tensioner

Hi Everyone My latest problem involves the fan belt tensioner wheel. I have removed it to replace the pulley which had noisy bearings. So far all my attempts to retension the spring have been defeated. I've used tie wraps hooked around the crankcase damper and a specially adapted large screwdriver s...