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by 1954Etype
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 cooling mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 477
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Re: 4.2 cooling mystery

The fan shouldn't come on when the car is at temperature and running. You might have air in the system. When the car is cool, remove the cap (check it is a 7lb cap and is the correct depth - you should feel a slight resistence when you fit it as the lower seal engages with the header tank). Fill the...
by 1954Etype
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 cooling mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Great Britain

Re: 4.2 cooling mystery

What fan have you got?

Does the fan come on when you are moving?

Angus
by 1954Etype
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 620
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Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Thanks Ash!
by 1954Etype
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: engine running rough series 2 convertible
Replies: 16
Views: 620
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Re: engine running rough series 2 convertible

Alan, have you taken the tachometer out of the ignition circuit? You said earlier on that all was well then the tachometer needle behaved erratically prior to running rough. There is a connector that goes from the back of the tachometer. Make sure that is connected properly and the contacts clean. I...
by 1954Etype
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help! Where do these go?
Replies: 4
Views: 280
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Re: Help! Where do these go?

They go either side of the dash (at the end).
by 1954Etype
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cooling fan options
Replies: 15
Views: 524
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Re: Cooling fan options

Ralph, I have a new coolcat in stock.......
by 1954Etype
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Door water deflectors.
Replies: 9
Views: 277
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Re: Series 2 Door water deflectors.

Originally it was quite thick - think heavy duty bin liner. There’s no reason why a thinner one wouldn’t work though.
by 1954Etype
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Door water deflectors.
Replies: 9
Views: 277
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Re: Series 2 Door water deflectors.

GOTCHA! We currently use this method (ala S1) but will go to S2 when we can find a suitable material. Needs to be thick plastic with tacky/sticky backing.
by 1954Etype
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Door water deflectors.
Replies: 9
Views: 277
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Re: Series 2 Door water deflectors.

Hi Simon, fit the sheet on the other side.
by 1954Etype
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 Door water deflectors.
Replies: 9
Views: 277
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Re: Series 2 Door water deflectors.

Never seen them so assume they weren’t. Don’t forget to fit the plastic inside the door shell for best results.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch master cylinder push rod length
Replies: 13
Views: 400
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Re: Clutch master cylinder push rod length

Don’t forget you can fit an external spring as a temporary measure. (Carb return?)
by 1954Etype
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
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Re: Engine rebuild, various questions, and - hopefully - some good ideas.

Take any burrs off the oil pipes into the oil pump before sliding the o ring over. I also put a slight chamfer on the pipe so everything slides together easily.
by 1954Etype
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Strange oil pressure, help please
Replies: 7
Views: 345
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Re: Strange oil pressure, help please

Malcolm, first thing I would do is change the gasket for the correct type. There are lots of different gaskets used on the XK engines between oil filter housing and block. Get that right first then check. There could be a small hole covered, partially covered etc. Might not be the problem but best t...
by 1954Etype
Fri May 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 5529
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Can only echo what everyone else has said. Great day, great team and huge thanks to Julian for hosting.
by 1954Etype
Tue May 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 5529
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Sorry you can’t make it Chris and I wish you and your wife well.

Angus
by 1954Etype
Fri May 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 5271
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Yes, some S1 4.2s do.
by 1954Etype
Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 4206
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Overnighting in Lille on way back home. 1500 miles around Germany. Only problem? Thought I had fitted original spinners years ago and it turns out I hadn’t. RHS front keeps needing to be tightened after some enthusiastic hair pins😡
by 1954Etype
Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 5271
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

CMC had a problem with a previous batch of splines - too much play. Happy to report that this issue is now resolved.
by 1954Etype
Tue May 21, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 5271
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Side of the road last night. Public car park night before. Anyway, I’ll leave this pointless debate now.
by 1954Etype
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 5271
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Hmmm. I’ve used mine 6 times so far this week on a tour in Germany. As I sit here typing this, the wheel is on the floor in front of me. Guess I must be the exception then.