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by cactusman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 18
Views: 391
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Re: Oil leak

Definitely high. I know it is stating the obvious but are you sure the pressure relief valve is not stuck shut?
by cactusman
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 18
Views: 391
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Re: Oil leak

For what its worth I would agree with Steve. If you are getting up to 70 psi there is something wrong. My, admittedly well used engine gets to about 40 psi max at 3000 rpm and drops to about 15-20 max at idle.
by cactusman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 2+2 values
Replies: 19
Views: 633
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Re: Series 1 2+2 values

A series 2 2+2 classified add on eBay. UK. Manual gear box. three SU carbs... £50k

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-E-TYP ... Sw~Q9bIRkD

A series 1 in good nick would fetch a bit more I suspect...
by cactusman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Compression Test
Replies: 10
Views: 320
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Re: V12 Compression Test

Not having a V12 myself other may know better but they all look pretty close. I'd say compression wise you are ok. My xk six showed around 160 +/- 10 or so. So yours are very similar. Next thing I'd do is crank the engine with no plugs etc and just check that you do get some oil pressure. Ideally us...
by cactusman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 18
Views: 391
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Re: Oil leak

Could be the pope that leads up to the cams. Check the banjo joint close to the water tap on the block. Could be a blockage in the crankcase breather meaning at high revs there is excess pressure in the crank case that is forcing oil past a seal somewhere...
by cactusman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper mechanism stopped working.
Replies: 3
Views: 135
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Re: Wiper mechanism stopped working.

The wiper and the low Fulbright are both diced from fuse 7. The map light is fed from fuse 8. Fuse 7 is only powered when the ignition is on while fuse 8 is always powered so it is hard to imagine why there should be interaction between the wipers and map light. If the low fuel light stops working w...
by cactusman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 Import
Replies: 7
Views: 222
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Re: Series 2 Import

I'd echo all the above comments. The conversion is purely a mechanical exercise all be it with some trim and major mechanical bits to be replaced. The structure of the car remains the same so the same sorts of rust issues apply. What ever the car be very sure it is legitimate. Check all the document...
by cactusman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help 3 Intermittent cutting out on hot idle
Replies: 5
Views: 148
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Re: Help 3 Intermittent cutting out on hot idle

Couple of thoughts... If it suddenly dies as though the ignition has been turned off I would be suspecting some sort of electrical issue. If it splutters and coughs and dies then it may still be an electrical issue or it may be some sort of fuel vaporization issue. If it happens when sitting for a w...
by cactusman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crunchy reverse gear
Replies: 2
Views: 123
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Re: Crunchy reverse gear

Crunchy gears are usually a dragging clutch. Reverse has no synchromesh so it will be obvious. Probably just dragging ever so slightly and pulling other gears first uses their synchro to stop motion in the gear box hence no crunch ....maybe a minor adjustment of the actuating rod from the slave is a...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Speedo cable issue
Replies: 11
Views: 307
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Re: Speedo cable issue

Just checking.....you are sure its the angle drive and not the cable? My cable snapped last week. Easy to check as if you take off the speedometer and disconnect the drive cable from the rear you can pull out the inner. If it has a square peg on the gear box end as well as the speedometer end it has...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Compression Test
Replies: 10
Views: 320
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Re: V12 Compression Test

Best to disable the ignition by removing one of the low tension wires to the coil. Make sure it cannot short to ground by taping up just in case. Remove all twelve plugs. Make sure the loose plug leads cannot fall into any drive belts etc. Fit the compression tester to cylinder one. Crank for say 10...
by cactusman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 451
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

Looks like a pertonix type module. If the tachometer dropped to zero there was an interruption in the low tension side of the coil so either the module is failing or there is a poor earth or there is a break in the feed from the battery to the tachometer and on to the coil...or possibly a fuse is no...
by cactusman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 451
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

As Ian says get a red rotor arm. If you have electronic ignition there won't be a condenser. It may be an earth issue somewhere. Unless the voltage falls below about 10 volts the car should run .
by cactusman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine cut out - advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 451
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Re: Engine cut out - advice please

If it cut out completely I'd be looking at the low tension side first. Wires to the coil. Check the wire to the points. Change the condenser just in case. HT cables to individual plugs or the plug caps may fail but losing one plug won't cause a complete shut down, just a rough running engine. If it ...
by cactusman
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyre pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 419
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Re: Tyre pressure

That's the recommended in the works manual although 40psi for max speed if memory serves me right. I run mine at 32 lb all round...
by cactusman
Thu May 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 525
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Re: Tires

Go for Pirelli's if you have the money. Or Blockley if you are just an afternoon cruiser and not likely to explore the edges of the envelope so to speak...
by cactusman
Tue May 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: First problem.. Series 1 advice sought please
Replies: 9
Views: 540
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Re: First problem.. Series 1 advice sought please

I would agree with Steve. Sounds like a hydraulic issue rather than a clutch issue. Try bleeding the system. If that does not sort the issue you may need to rebuild (new seals) or replace either the master or slave cylinders...or both. All eminently doable on a drive. J
by cactusman
Sun May 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 15
Views: 498
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Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

Have to at least in part, disagree. There was nothing wrong with 1960s ignition systems per se. Billions of miles cumulatively were covered using points and a standard coil. Norman Dewis got from Coventry to Geneva in 11 odd hours using a 1960's set up! Yes....the set up needs maintenance but well s...
by cactusman
Sun May 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps
Replies: 15
Views: 498
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Re: Champion WCX 600 bow tie caps

Thanks Andrew. Yes...I have replaced the Champion WCX600 rubbish with Champion PRO0U caps. Think they are intended for motor cycles. Rubber boot. Screw onto copper leads. Non resistor. I have a NOS 15k resistance in the lead from the coil to cap. Went for a run yesterday and the car went like it has...