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by jagwit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump failure ?
Replies: 11
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: Water pump failure ?

It CAN be adjusted. There are several threads on doing this.
by jagwit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump failure ?
Replies: 11
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: Water pump failure ?

My apologies Yves It seems my comments do not apply to your car. Your header tank does not have the 3rd "filler" pipe, the later models have, so you won't have the 2nd unintentional bypass route. Your IR readings look perfect to me. This would suggest that your temp gauge is driving false readings. ...
by jagwit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 17
Views: 788
South Africa

Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

Excellent!! Well done Andrew. NOW you are at the point where you can take to car to a load dyno (not inertia) and find out EXACTLY what timing it WANTS at various RPMs by using the tune function to find max torque at various rpms. I suggest you do that at every 500rpm. Personally I would also do it ...
by jagwit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Compression Test
Replies: 10
Views: 390
South Africa

Re: V12 Compression Test

One reason for low compression COULD be that carbon behind and between the rings and the piston has caused the rings to become stuck in the grooves in the most inwards position, thus not causing good sealing between piston in cylinder. I once bought a high mileage Land Rover Discovery 1 3.9 V8 for m...
by jagwit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 17
Views: 788
South Africa

Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

IIRC, there are centrifugal and vacuum cuves pre-loaded. An important step in the process - not mentioned in the manual - is to verify that the timing seen on the crank with a timing light corresponds to the timing reported on the gauge screen. There are also values for Rev Limit and minimum RPM for...
by jagwit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 17
Views: 788
South Africa

Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

thanks for the reply. It seems yo have to sit with the ignition on and the engine off to be able to get up the existing curve and then program it. I hate sitting with an ignition on whilst I fiddle with something like this, I wish it could be done away from the car. 123 instructions leave a lot to ...
by jagwit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth
Replies: 17
Views: 788
South Africa

Re: 123 Dissy with Bluetooth

Andrew, all I can tell you, is to click on the "curves " tab. Then Iirc, click on the edit button. Then you can change the values in the table below the graph.

I'm not close to the car, so I had to go on memory... Blond, blue, eyes, and old. No good.
by jagwit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Water pump failure ?
Replies: 11
Views: 268
South Africa

Re: Water pump failure ?

I have a over heating engine and overflowing coolant after +- 20 minutes running . IMHO, there could also be other reasons for your problem worth investigating: 1) Is your car fitted with the CORRECT thermostat? I'm not referring to its temperature rating, I'm referring to its physical format. Does...
by jagwit
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What causes plugs like THIS??
Replies: 26
Views: 1089
South Africa

Re: What causes plugs like THIS??

Another observation which might be relevant in this instance. The RH exhaust (which serves the rear three cylinders) appears to be burning more grey than the left one.
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by jagwit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What causes plugs like THIS??
Replies: 26
Views: 1089
South Africa

Re: What causes plugs like THIS??

Nope, I'm saying it's the only and most likely cause for the plug's condition found thus far. Obviously, I'm fixing the membrane and THEN I'll be keeping an eye on the plugs. IF the plugs THEN remain good, the conclusion will be that the broken membrane caused the plugs to become fouled as per the p...
by jagwit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What causes plugs like THIS??
Replies: 26
Views: 1089
South Africa

Re: What causes plugs like THIS??

Gfhug wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Philip, where do you class cylinder 1 as being? Front or back of engine?
No 6 is at the front. Just might help us understand where you think this un-fuelled air is reaching.

Geoff
O heck!! Yes, then I've got my spark plug numbering wrong!! I'll fix it.
by jagwit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Symptoms of servo membrane failure?
Replies: 0
Views: 104
South Africa

Symptoms of servo membrane failure?

Obviously the most apparent symptom would be a very hard brake pedal that requires considerable pedal pressure to achieve the desired braking effort. I suspect there might be another, less visible symptom: The relevant thread starts here : Plugs as found in the car, before the servo diaphragm was di...
by jagwit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What causes plugs like THIS??
Replies: 26
Views: 1089
South Africa

Re: What causes plugs like THIS??

Less than 1000km later and we have this: tn_20180607_150153.jpg Front of engine on the left, back of engine on the right. I should add that I found the servo diaphragm was torn, every time the brakes were applied, huge amounts of unfueled air rushed into the intake manifold - right where the rearmos...
by jagwit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 431
South Africa

Re: Auto to Manual

Ole-xke1974 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 am
Here's a list of items to address that I made a while ago after doing my conversion:
Is a spigot bush not needed? Are they installed even for auto?
by jagwit
Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Distributor problem
Replies: 13
Views: 383
South Africa

Re: Distributor problem

Fitted it on factory-set curve, car started instantly. Have done 1,000 miles without any problems at all. Have you played around with the curves Ash, trying the others? Reason I'm asking is that at one point I had that S1 engine so "Nervous"/Racy/chomping-at-the-bit that I knew the owner would not ...
by jagwit
Wed May 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jumping and spitting under acceleration
Replies: 31
Views: 878
South Africa

Re: Jumping and spitting under acceleration

Yes, its quite a challenge to shine the timing light on it AND see what the result is. The large lower coolant pipe is somewhat in the way.
by jagwit
Wed May 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Jumping and spitting under acceleration
Replies: 31
Views: 878
South Africa

Re: Jumping and spitting under acceleration

Its the black metal plate immediately below the crank damper. Hard to see on the car.
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by jagwit
Wed May 30, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Distributor problem
Replies: 13
Views: 383
South Africa

Re: Distributor problem

spotdoc67 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 6:52 am
I think I may need a new distributor
Any recommendations??
123 Bluetooth distributor
by jagwit
Tue May 29, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps for Series 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 219
South Africa

Re: Mud flaps for Series 3?

My EFI'ed OTS had a nice set of mud flaps:
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I don't understand why proper mudflaps appear to be unobtainium. Just drive through the tiniest of puddles and the entire car is messed up all along the car, front to rear bumper!!
by jagwit
Tue May 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps for Series 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 219
South Africa

Re: Mud flaps for Series 3?

Yep.