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by 71 V12
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine out
Replies: 9
Views: 1132
Great Britain

Re: Engine out

It’s a straight forward job to remove engine and gearbox with the bonnet off by using an engine crane.

I don’t know if the V12 can be lowered through the frames.
by 71 V12
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 2042
Great Britain

Re: Rebuilding lsd.

Hi Peter, I see you are in Coventry, I had my diff rebuilt by Dana Transmissions in Witton, Birmingham which is not far off the M6. Dana acquired the original GKN transmission business some years ago and were operating a reconditioning service, however this was about 10 years ago. Perhaps worth a ph...
by 71 V12
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 seat belts
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Great Britain

Re: Series 3 seat belts

I used these. They are listed for the MGB but perfect fit on my S3 OTS, the guide just slides onto the headrest post: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGB-MG-MIDGET-MGC-GT-POLISHED-STAINLESS-STEEL-Seat-belt-guides-Retainers/163666636760?hash=item261b4aafd8:g:VigAAOSwxfhbgZS0 https://i.postimg.cc/GpwhCy72/...
by 71 V12
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Great Britain

Re: Workshop Manual

If it is the reprint of the factory manual, definitely yes!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/88813814?iid=363117885107
by 71 V12
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Great Britain

Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

I am glad to see that I am not the only one with problematic block paving! Just spent three days jet washing my acreage......... :cry: :wavegreatbritain: Apply this stuff once or twice per year. Takes me about an hour to treat about 60-70 sq meters. It takes a week or see to see the results but rea...
by 71 V12
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust
Replies: 36
Views: 1797
Great Britain

Re: What Causes Petrol to Leak from the Exhaust

Hi George Vacuum issues will only lead to weak mixtures, not rich. Have you checked that none of the carb float needles are sticking open. Remove air cleaners, turn ignition on to run fuel pump and look into each carb. (Don't start engine). Is fuel visibly squirting up from a main jet ? Hi Bob, In ...
by 71 V12
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2023
Great Britain

Re: Stromberg jet height

Thanks Simon, good to know you can reuse them👍👍
by 71 V12
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2023
Great Britain

Re: Stromberg jet height

Related to this topic, can anyone confirm a source for the spring clip circled in Simons photo. I want to be able to replace the rubber o rings on the adjuster without having to buy kits from Burlen. Apologies Simon for using your photo, I hope OK. https://i.postimg.cc/W1QBzV8N/D873-ED5-A-047-B-467-...
by 71 V12
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Great Britain

Re: Rad Rebuild

Hi Peter, Thank you for the offer of the viton samples, but just checked the condition of the rubber flaps on my car and they are in good condition. I would consider changing to the VW fans though, where did you source yours? Another good upgrade is the CoolKat temp sensor housing, highly recommende...
by 71 V12
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Great Britain

Re: Rad Rebuild

I’ve just finished rebuilding my “thicker” radiator. With new two speed fans and new air control flaps with viton rubber sheet. The air flow is superb. https://i.postimg.cc/wBmx31fH/189-CBCC0-524-F-43-B9-AE44-9-A05-B1-E7-CF0-C.jpg Does the Viton sheet hold its shape better than rubber? What is the ...
by 71 V12
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 1004
Great Britain

Re: V12 fuel pump options

Mike, You need to check all the rubber connections on the engine breathing system including the big grommet at the top/ front of the left bank and the timing chain tensioner inspection grommet on the front face of the right bank. Are all of the vacuum ports in the manifold blanked? There are 2 or 3 ...
by 71 V12
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 21
Views: 5616
Great Britain

Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

Looking at this method of gearbox removal, presumably if enough room can be made to remove the gearbox, can the improved access also allow the gearbox rear seal to be replaced without actually removing the entire gearbox?

Anyone able to offer advice?

Many thanks,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Thu May 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Great Britain

Re: Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.

Harris Tyres on the A446 near the Belfry Hotel. 0121 311 1969

He actually specialises in agricultural tyres, but is a keen classic car owner and is very knowledgable. He used to be a dealer for Vredestein but may be able to source other brands as well.
by 71 V12
Thu May 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Callipers O rings seals
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Great Britain

Re: Callipers O rings seals

It was quite a while since I purchased this o ring but I think it is this:

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/seal-betw ... soc=696715
by 71 V12
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear
Replies: 2
Views: 1224
Great Britain

Re: S3 handbrake control - ratchet wear

Hi Drew,

I had the same problem on my S3 and could not find replacement parts either.

In the end I recut the teeth into the pawl with a file which has proved an effective repair. Handbrake holds in all situations.

Good luck.

Kevin
by 71 V12
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended Chromers
Replies: 11
Views: 2487
Great Britain

Re: Recommended Chromers

ACF Howell in Walsall. Hugely experienced on all Jaguar brightware and suppliers to JLR Classic. Proper triple plating process. Heavy layer of copper, nickel and chrome. But not cheap!
by 71 V12
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Original engine or upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 2724
Great Britain

Re: Original engine or upgrade?

Given the time and money you have already put into the original engine I would be inclined to agree - best option is to make it work properly. I rebuilt my Strombergs twelve years ago and fitted the Barratt dizzy and module at the same time. Besides replacing the carb damper seals, the system has re...
by 71 V12
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which connector is this?
Replies: 18
Views: 4218
Great Britain

Re: Which connector is this?

Hi Mike,

Are the Jetta motors operating with the original wiring and relays?

Regards

Kevin
by 71 V12
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 53
Views: 11994
Great Britain

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

As said by others, bikes are much more manageable but also very challenging. I love the character, sound and style of old British bikes, but as soon as you get on a Japanese bike of the same era you will immediately understand why they killed off the complacent British Industry. Just finished this o...
by 71 V12
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine oil and antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 2522
Great Britain

Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

SESH wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.
Anti Freeze would be Bluecol 2 Year (Blue). Mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
Mike
+1 for both suggestions