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by 42south
Mon May 25, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cap and rotor failure
Replies: 4
Views: 256
New Zealand

Re: Cap and rotor failure

That’s the first time I’ve seen a failure like that. I have the sng kit on my car as well, and have enjoyed a reliable ignition. I have had a cap failure due to excessive oily deposit buildup causing tracking and arcing across the cap. Jaguar recognised this problem when some exploded. The fix was t...
by 42south
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 11
Views: 613
New Zealand

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Honestly guys, on the S3 bleeding the brakes is not a big deal, due to the rear access panels. I don’t think these are present on the S1 or 2 Just use one of these. https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwit0ubsiIzpAhW1zTgGHfbMDqQQwqsBMAF6BAgJEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%...
by 42south
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 11
Views: 613
New Zealand

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

If they are just putting in a new servo, not reconditioning the old one then someone who knows what they are doing should make those times. however that's just an estimate from me, I'm not a mechanic. I'd be interested to hear what your garage thinks. Changing to silicone fluid is another whole exer...
by 42south
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 11
Views: 613
New Zealand

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

to remove the old servo needs, about 1.5hrs. drain brake fluid, remove reservoir for better access, remove the vacuum reservoir for better access, disconnect pipes, undo 3 nuts in footwell, probably take off front splash guard to give better access. It takes quite a bit of fiddling to work out the o...
by 42south
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1227
New Zealand

Re: E-type Tinder

Hi Love the post. On the V12 there are hardened valve seats. With your water overflow, are you filling the radiator header tank to the top? If so, don’t, as the expansion of the water as it heats up will spit out quite a bit. I find that the header tank should sit at about half full. Where does the ...
by 42south
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1685
New Zealand

Re: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit

yep, I've got one on the V12, and had no problems. Mine came through SNG I think, might pay to compare prices.
It opens up the front of the engine nicely,
by 42south
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2608
New Zealand

Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Hi Guys Further to the above post. The problem a number have faced is the sticky, slow return of the master cylinder, gradually getting worse as the engine heats up. This was certainly my problem and got worse with time. So now since taking the measures outlined above I have done several 50km or so ...
by 42south
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1018
New Zealand

Re: timing chain replacment

So if doing all that work, follow Marek’s advice, take off bonnet, remove radiator, cam covers etc and take off the front cover.
A joined chain is no issue, just get the joiner going in the right direction.
Do a search, and there are plenty of threads on the issue
Cheers
by 42south
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1018
New Zealand

Re: timing chain replacment

Simple answer yes. Join it to the old chain and feed it through carefully.
by 42south
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5076
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Well not quite, problem lessened initially, but then returned.
Finally, overhauling a sticky master cylinder has cured the problem. It appears that the mc was sticky and slow to return from new.
See my write up under the general forum.
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2608
New Zealand

Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Hi Guys Well fitted up the overhauled master cylinder with the looser bearing, as described above, and a stronger spring in the reaction valve. Probably didn’t need the stronger spring but I understand some top jag outfit in the UK recommend it, so while your in there why not. Have to say the brakes...
by 42south
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2608
New Zealand

Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Hi I just saw the mention of Caparo master cylinders sticking and it rang a bell with me. I fitted one to my S3 about 3 years ago and have since suffered from slow release of brakes gradually getting worse. I cleaned the reaction valve piston twice to no effect, changed the servo, then finally the m...
by 42south
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1337
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Hi Guys I took your advice Ole and did a bit of rounding of that plate. I also used heaps of red rubber grease during assembly. The final step was to install a stronger spring in the Reaction valve. One problem that I encountered during assembly was with the large bearing at the front of the piston,...
by 42south
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1337
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

here's a link to the errata document.
https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type- ... st-1/70219

cheers
by 42south
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1337
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Further to my previous post I found an excellent video on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZoC5Yp3iE This vid covers all important aspects of the disassembly and overhaul. It has the piston seals in the same order as the S3 repair manual, which is at odds with the diagram above. However the d...
by 42south
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1337
New Zealand

master cylinder assembly diagram

Hi Guys Has any one fitted a repair kit to a S3 master brake cylinder? I have the seal kit from SNG which comes with a diagram like this https://i.postimg.cc/28LVhJRY/MC-rebuild-diagram.jpg However when looking in the repair manual there are several differences in the order of parts on the piston. t...
by 42south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5076
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi guys
I did the reaction valve piston clean with no improvement.
This left the booster as the culprit. This had been overhauled once before, so I decided to replace it with a new one. Problem solved.
Thanks for the help.
Regards
by 42south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice regarding starter.
Replies: 18
Views: 1599
New Zealand

Re: Advice regarding starter.

Hi
Check out this site, the original British starters.

https://www.classiccarperformance.com/c ... com?page=2

I got one for my S3 and they are most knowledgeable, down to correct one for the model year. It has performed flawlessly for 10 years.
Cheers
by 42south
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5076
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Thanks Tom

I’ll check out the grease thing. I’m going to polish up the little piston and the bore with some 2000 grit wet and dry sandpaper.

Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5076
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi Tom Thanks for your detailed analysis. My front brakes were sticking after a hot drive, so I thought it must be the servo with a sticking piston, so replaced the servo, no improvement. I had discounted the reaction valve piston as I had lubed it with red rubber grease a year ago. However I though...