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by rycymru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

I removed more of the cooling system last night, and the water pump. There was a tiny bit of gunk on the pump, but nothing major and moved freely. The passages behind the pump into the block didn't show much either, which is good. The thermostat housing and those passages showed some gunk, along wit...
by rycymru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

I'm hoping my water pump doesn't look like that when i remove it! The car had standard orange anti freeze in it. It may have originally had green antifreeze, but was drained when i replaced all the hoses. When i installed the hoses a few years ago, there were no signs of anything like there is now. ...
by rycymru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

1973 E-type v12 series 3. 87k miles. My father and I bought the car 6-7 years. Around 4 years ago i removed the radiator to have a leak fixed. While i had the radiator out, i replaced all the hoses, thermostats and associated items since most of them were possibly original. The car then sat in the g...
by rycymru
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

I was able to solve the problem by replacing the reaction valve at the end of the master cylinder. I already had a replacemtnt in a box of parts, so it worked out well. Now, you really need to press the pedal to get the car to stop. I can hear a bit of hissing near the booster. Obviously, some of th...
by rycymru
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Brake pedal hard as a rock, brakes locked on.

Last year i replaced the brake master cylinder after it failed. The clutch master cylinder recently starting failing as well, and i replaced it. I bled the clutch system and works as it should. After bleeding the brakes since the master cylinder was removed as well, the brake pedal is now rock hard,...
by rycymru
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Calum, Thank you for your response. After looking at pictures i found online of cars that have had the emissions removed, i hooked up a few hoses to the bypass valves on the carbs and capped anything else. I put the car back together this weekend and it started up perfectly on Sunday afternoon. The ...
by rycymru
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

73 E-Type restore. vacuum retard hose and others missing.

WARNING: I go into some detail of the problems i've had and things replaced. 1973 E-Type with 87,700 miles. I bought the car 1.5 years ago and the previous owner owned it since March of 1977. The previous owner didn't drive it much the past several years, just started it and drove it down the road e...