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by cooper66
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: brakes bleeding S1 4.2

issue found, it was it was the adjustement of the pedal height which did not allow the master cylinder to open enough and allow the DOT4 to come back into the reservoir !

Bleeding has been done again and it's ok now !

Thanks for the different advices
by cooper66
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: brakes bleeding S1 4.2

hello Andrew, I mean that after strating the engine the brakes stay blocked and the pedal is hard. *) hoses connections checked and correct *) How to check the valve on the top of the vaccum reservoir ? this is a one way valve right ? *)reaction valve in the front of the pedal master cylinder => che...
by cooper66
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: brakes bleeding S1 4.2

I'm thinking to a too long master cylinder rod, does it have sense ?
by cooper66
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: brakes bleeding S1 4.2

Hello, Thanks to your tutorial Andrew it works perfectly for bleeding the front. So now all the 4 calipers are bleeded the pedal is hard but when i start the engine the pedal stays hard ! I checked all the vaccum system, the pipes connections are correct according to the diagram in my first post. Do...
by cooper66
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

I am interested to still get an answer about how far down the jet the fuel should be seen and settle. MarkRado say 5mm ? Is this correct ? Now you can see why I comment about needle thickness now relevant to the initial problem as described. John : the flooding was not perhaps what you and I unders...
by cooper66
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU carb blockage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: SU carb blockage?

I had the same issue after the complete rebuild of the car. My pump was running but no petrol arrived to the filter, I took a seringue, plugged it on the pipe after the filter and vaccumed in order to have the pump properly feeded. If the petrol filter is not full it is a pump issue / fuel lines / f...
by cooper66
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: brakes bleeding S1 4.2
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

brakes bleeding S1 4.2

Hello, It is definitely a newbie question, nevertheless this is my first intervention on the braking system, and I cannot bleed the front calipers short summary : -new master vac -new master cylinder -restored calipers (tested) -new brake lines (tested with compressed air and no leaks) I implemented...
by cooper66
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical system not charging 65 S1 4.2
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: alternator not charging S1 4.2

I’d start by checking if the alternator relay is working. It’s located on the LHS mudshield, and disconnects the alternator from the battery when the ignition is off. I don't have alternator relay on my car (65) I think it appeared on later cars (67/68). Which version of 4tr do you have? There’s ve...
by cooper66
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical system not charging 65 S1 4.2
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: alternator charging and ignition light S1 4.2

To test the alternator with the engine running, measure the voltage across the battery terminals. It should be around 14 volts. Hello, I know I have 12,5V this is why I know the alternator is not charging at all and I have several questions : -How to test the alternator itself engine running ? -How...
by cooper66
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Electrical system not charging 65 S1 4.2
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Electrical system not charging 65 S1 4.2

Hello, I have a 4.2 serie 1 65, battery is not charging and the ignition light on the rev counter is not lighting before the engine starts. Before the full restoration it was charging well, I have a new wiring loop with autospark. After many research on the forum I have several questions : 1°) Ignit...
by cooper66
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: E Type series 1. Headlamp Scoop
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: E Type series 1. Headlamp Scoop

Does anyone has the answer ? as I have exactly the same question :smile:

thanks
by cooper66
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

Hi Steve thanks will be better for the next ones !

Hi Ralph, interesting feedback thank you
by cooper66
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

So short update, the flooding was due the needles, after receiving the good UM needles from SNG, jet centering and it started up immediately !!! I took the opportunity for rechecking the needle valves an seats, this is running perfectly. Next action I will replace the facel fuel pump by an electroni...
by cooper66
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

Not sure I follow the logic. The carb shouldn’t flood regardless of needle type, or even with no needle or piston at all. logic is very simple engine and piston movement create a intake under pressure, which generate piston displacement, the thinner is the needles the bigest is the gap with the jet
by cooper66
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

Hi Steve,

I contacted already the french SNG Team about that, hope they can change it ...
by cooper66
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

Gentlemen, short update, flooding is coming from wrong carburetor needles ... ordered new at SNG baratt in the section 4.2 they propose "SC" needles, as you can see on the picture below they are completely different from the "UM" ones : https://i.postimg.cc/8k0BkZXQ/IMG-4766-1.jpg https://i.postimg....
by cooper66
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

Re: HD8 carb issue

Good evening Gentlemen, first of all thanks for the comments, so let me precise : @Christopher : needles valves are new from Burlen. You are right for the 4 options, but I observed the same "flooding" with fuel supply disconnected :wink: Tonight I re-adjusted the jet at the same level (picture below...
by cooper66
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 6117

HD8 carb issue

Hello, This weekend, first restart of the etype after 2 years of restoration. I fully rebuilt the HD8, but I have a "flooding" issue (see picture below). I initially thought to fuel pump pressure or float chamber level / needle and seat + float. I disconnet the fuel supply, rechecked once again floa...
by cooper66
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 starter motor wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: 4.2 starter motor wiring

Thanks for the pictures Christopher :wink:
by cooper66
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4.2 starter motor wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: 4.2 starter motor wiring

Thanks for the explanation Christopher, I have already the Oil pressure indication wire (Wight and brown), so those two wire share the same connection point on the oil pressure sender right ?