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by jagwit
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: My new S3 OTS

AussieEtype wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:21 am
Is that a "sunroof" I see in the removable hardtop of a convertible :lol:
It is indeed!! Crazy.
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by jagwit
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: My new S3 OTS

It sounds to me as though your gearbox is stuck in intermediate gear. There is no axle ratio ever used on Es which would produce only 18mph per 1000 rpm It turned out that the tacho was incorrectly calibrated, overreading by almost 20%. I simply removed the tacho from the dash, opened a round brown...
by jagwit
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: My new S3 OTS

A few nicer pics of the car:
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by jagwit
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: My new S3 OTS

Implement Philip's version of Lutz mod (4,6,12mm) Thought I would offer a bit more detail on what I did: Grind tapered edge into port using die grinder and bullnose toothed bit (don't know the correct name for this): tn_Port prepared.jpg Glue washer in the port - just to keep it there while the man...
by jagwit
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: My new S3 OTS

And there was me thinking the only reason u sold the white one was you must have wanted a roof ... You're kinda right... I needed a roof for the Jensen interceptor I bought at the time. But during a long road trip I diacovered that the convertible roof offers very little by way of protection agains...
by jagwit
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 30
Views: 1589
South Africa

Re: Hi Torque starter motor

This thread is, it turns out, about an engine that turns over slowly at cranking.) IMHO: This thread is, it turns out, about an engine that IS BELIEVEDTO BE turning over slowly/too slow at cranking. Its not like the problem engine's cranking rpm was actually measured was it?? Or did I miss that bit?
by jagwit
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My new S3 OTS
Replies: 10
Views: 268
South Africa

My new S3 OTS

Introducing my latest acquisition. Now I can also claim to have purchased a real bargain: tn_20210219_100112.jpg "Delilah and Samson" 73, S3 OTS, auto with drop-top and hard-top,35000 miles Sadly the car has been resprayed, rather well, but not perfect. Beige Interior original 1973. I found evidence...
by jagwit
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1177
South Africa

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

I would rather skim those manifolds, taking into consideration that the two ports must still align after being mounted to the head.
by jagwit
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan temperature sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 257
South Africa

Re: Fan temperature sensor

Definitely the 75C one!

The cooling system will then have a much deeper reserve to deal with "high heat generation" situations.
by jagwit
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: I'm a new member doing a full rest. on an S3 its having difficulties remounting the rear brakes onto the diff. and carri
Replies: 3
Views: 632
South Africa

Re: I'm a new member doing a full rest. on an S3 its having difficulties remounting the rear brakes onto the diff. and c

Those bolts sure are difficult to get in.

I found that running a final tap into the diff makes it just a bit easier to get them in.
by jagwit
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1177
South Africa

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

And then you should do the same on the exhaust manifold side....

I used a small hammer and chisel to remove all the non-cast iron material from the female ports
by jagwit
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 29
Views: 2256
South Africa

Re: Rad air control flaps

You should fit a vertical divider to S2 & S3 fan shrouds. I recon that is a VERY good suggestion Peter. If one fan somehow displaces less air than the other, surely the lack of a divider would also render the weaker fan's contribution even less efficient? Eg, if the good fan flows "10" units of air...
by jagwit
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 29
Views: 2256
South Africa

Re: Rad air control flaps

My view is that the purpose of those flaps is to close the cowling when the fans are running (just like a closed box) at low vehicle speeds. If they also open at high speeds with fans running, then sure, more air is being pushed through the radiator than what the fans can suck through. Do we know th...
by jagwit
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 856
South Africa

Re: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?

I have a 14" dished moto-lita on my S3. Fantastic.
by jagwit
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 29
Views: 2256
South Africa

Re: Rad air control flaps

Without those flaps fans will suck air into tbose holes, not through the radiator.

They must be fitted.
by jagwit
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD40 Sprocket Retaining Tool
Replies: 11
Views: 2134
South Africa

Re: JD40 Sprocket Retaining Tool

Not having the JD40 tool or easy access to them here in Africa, I have used normal washers with a hole just larger than the spigot on the sprocket centre and thin enough to slide into the groove. As backup, I drilled a small hole through the washer's rim and attached thin wire to it with the other e...
by jagwit
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 26
Views: 2463
South Africa

Re: Overdrive S3

wheelspin depends on torque and diff ratio. It also depends - very much - on flywheel mass (in case of a manual). I drove my previous S3 in two configurations (both fuel injected) : 1) low compression pre-HE with std (heavy) flywheel ; 2) 11:1 high compression HE with Fidanza light weight flywheel....
by jagwit
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12
Replies: 10
Views: 900
South Africa

Re: newb wondering what it takes to fit a V12

What does it take to fit a V12 in an S1 FHC? Yep, you won't get much support for that idea among us on this forum. Why not get a S3 and rather spend your money on fitting a 5-sp transmission ? (this is the S3's biggest issue after a modern ignition system) I am the technical caretaker of a friend's...
by jagwit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 (4.2) vs S3
Replies: 18
Views: 1619
South Africa

Re: S1 (4.2) vs S3

for myself the 3.8 has always felt the more dynamic and racy.... I have owned quite a few Land Rover V8 engined vehicles, 3.9 Discovery 1, Discovery 2 4.0 (now converted to 4.6) and 4.6 Range Rover HSE. (I'll not mention my current 5.0L Supercharged Rangie....) The "sweetest" of them all was my sis...
by jagwit
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S1 (4.2) vs S3
Replies: 18
Views: 1619
South Africa

Re: S1 (4.2) vs S3

going up a steep hill I put the autobox into 2 but then had to stop , started off again forgetting the trans was locked in 2 ( the same gear that was good for over 100 mph ) . No problem , it just pulled away as normal - I have (bad?) news for you Mark.... "2" on the transmission selector means : "...