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by colin gray
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 13
Views: 553
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

I take it you've checked and or changed the oil?
My previous 3.07 was starting to make a slight noise before I went to 2.88. It was low on oil so I gave it a fresh change and all was good from then on, no noises etc right up till I swapped it out a few years later. Just a thought. Good luck
by colin gray
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 1714
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Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

Hello Colin, "I find your comments very enlightening as I was also considering injection, however straight pipes to the airbox and possibly SU's or a setup on a rolling road for the Strombergs looks like a better option all being considered." If you mount two pipes with a bigger diamter to the airf...
by colin gray
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Light again
Replies: 8
Views: 276
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Re: Alternator Light again

I have a couple of Butecs and control boxes in the loft. Other than that, I generally don't stock anything like that as any decent old time alternator shop can repair these easily. Postage is going to be expensive. Because your symptoms follow alternator speed, I think that is where your problem is...
by colin gray
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Light again
Replies: 8
Views: 276
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Re: Alternator Light again

I've had exactly the same flickering for 5 years now. Battery charges fine so I ignore it, rightly or wrongly! That is what I have been doing but have decided it can not be right so feel I should try to sort it out at long last, we will see where it leads. Maybe I can find a shop to go through the ...
by colin gray
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Light again
Replies: 8
Views: 276
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Re: Alternator Light again

Think about this:- the control box works as it is switching the field voltage either full on or off and is regulating the voltage. Since the flickering is related to alternator speed, I'd either look at how a diode connection can leak to earth or, as you have new brushes, at how they misconduct on ...
by colin gray
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Light again
Replies: 8
Views: 276
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Alternator Light again

Hi all, I have the old charging light flicker on my series 3 2+2 it is almost unperceivable in daylight but very noticeable in the dark. I have very healthy battery voltage when running at around 14v and to be honest it has been this way for quite some time but I feel I should really attend to it no...
by colin gray
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Webers or Fuel Injection
Replies: 25
Views: 1714
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Re: Webers or Fuel Injection

I have mounted the Getrag 265 with 5 gears. The fifth is 1: 0,81, therefore an "overdrive". Regrds Wolfgang Gatza That is overdrive in my book too! I fitted a 2.88 and am pleased with the difference in revs on my four speed box but I am considering a five speed box too. I find your comments very en...
by colin gray
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.07 series 3 Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 972
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Re: 3.07 series 3 Diff

Wow £700 I was thinking I would be doing well for £3-400 so that is a real bonus if he is prepared to pay anywhere near that figure. I guess it could have been swapped in theory and we will possibly never know, the car has never been restored and I do have a history, everything looked like it had no...
by colin gray
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3.07 series 3 Diff
Replies: 6
Views: 972
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3.07 series 3 Diff

Hi Can anyone help me out please, I have a series 3 3.07 diff as I swapped mine to a 2.9 during an axle rebuild. I have been asked will it fit a series 1 car and about the condition and a price. Can anyone tell me what it is worth? It has done around 80k and I was happy with it for the 20k I drove i...
by colin gray
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

When you say "bypass valve", are you referring to the bypass valves on the carbs Hi Phillip, Yes the Carburettor bypass I tried to attach an image but the phone file was too large. Hi Mark, Well that is where the distributor vacuum is connected and I was surprised too, I will have to check if they ...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum Pipes on series 3
Replies: 54
Views: 8710
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Re: Vacuum Pipes on series 3

I am about to fit a vacuum advance unit to my car (couple of weeks time) and note that currently the vacuum pipes for the distributor split into two then go to each side where they again split into two they, are then individually connected to the bypass valves on the carburettor sides. Is this givin...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

I have been checking things in advance and removed the vacuum unit pipes and blocked them off. I noted they fit to the bypass valve so I am not sure if this is manifold or likely to be similar to ported vacuum. I also noted two blanked of pipes 1 at the front right manifold and one at the left rear ...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

For Interest he recommended using the vacuum advance unit 54405202 which is the one listed for the 1982-89 I have just ordered a new advance unit as above just wanted to ask is it a straight replacement job on the dizzy or are any mods needed to the distributor I assume it just moves the bottom pla...
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Sorry Steve, I will have to hone my forum/laptop skills, I did try to just quote a certain part of a post but it put the whole thing up. I will edit it down if I don't manage to get just the part I intend to quote.
Cheers
Colin
by colin gray
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

You have unleashed the tiger with talk of ported or not vacuum source. It seems I was mistaken. Its not a can of worms, it appears to be a tiger! :bigrin: Well as things go there is a beast known as a Tiger Worm so maybe that is where we are at right now. I have seen the some info on the ported non...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

In that case you would still have the unfortunate vacuum retard module (SNG sticks to originality understandably) which is costing you at least 20% in open road fuel economy and also a good deal in "unresponsiveness / lethargy" in town. Well I opened a can of worms here then! So am I better off plu...
by colin gray
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

So most Thermostats are rated at 82 degrees and I have not seen any for sale at a lower temperature so far 74degC thermosat is available from SNG, C28067. Regardless from what temp rating you get, please do measure the distance they SHOULD open on your car and then measure the distance the thermost...
by colin gray
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

So most Thermostats are rated at 82 degrees and I have not seen any for sale at a lower temperature so far, as I am in the UK. What rating were the originals? I think I will try leaving them in for now until I know how it behaves with the new ones fitted. I will be flushing the system through but am...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Recently fitted a headlining of the vintage car variety as it has no foam to disintegrate, used heat resistant adhesive too which is essential in car interiors according to trim suppliers. Maybe if I can get the temp down a bit it may reflect in the cabin temperatures coming down a bit too! I consid...
by colin gray
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 6871
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Re: Running Temperature etc

As far as the pulsing lights go I tried a new Voltage regulator and cleaned all the earth points on the battery and car body. I have not had the Thermostats out of the car and everything is working and not overheating, I am curious where other series 3 cars temperature gauges run to determine if I s...