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by Jaglex
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Minilites; size advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1225
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Re: Minilites; size advice please

For me simple 205/70 VR 15 Vredesteins on 6.5" MWS wire wheels worked very good on the Autobahn up to ca. 220 kph. It's not that they turned bad at higher speeds, but I didn't get to higher speeds for times long enough to judge it. But cruising over the Autobahn is different from racing. So this pro...
by Jaglex
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 5
Views: 2032
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Re: Brake Fluid Change

Thank you all for your hints. It took me two litres to change the contents of the clutch reservoir (only) and the brake system. As you said, there was no need to have the engine running. My front reservoir is for the rear brakes, the rear reservoir for the front brakes. One step with opened front br...
by Jaglex
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: NEW MEMBER
Replies: 5
Views: 4371
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Re: NEW MEMBER

I think, biggest part of the 100 HP is due to a tendency to reality/truth/honesty (sorry for me missing the right word for it).
by Jaglex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 50
Views: 9535
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

Just following the instructions I found it pretty easy and straightforward.
Since then I'm happy with the 1-2-3 and that is since years.
You'll manage to do it.
Have fun!
Alex
by Jaglex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 5
Views: 2032
Germany

Re: Brake Fluid Change

Thank you!
So the rest of the old fluid from both reservoirs will be sucked through even without the vacuum from the running engine?
Sounds easy.
by Jaglex
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 5
Views: 2032
Germany

Brake Fluid Change

It's (more than) time to change the brake fluid of my LHD Ser. 1.5. As I didn't find that in the manual, I'd like to ask the experts here before I start: what is the best practice to do this (first pump to the rear brakes, with engine running etc.)? what are the quantities needed? anything I should ...
by Jaglex
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 7015
Germany

Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

Than you Hugo, you've mentioned that already somewhere.
In my case the "sticky" bit seems to be at the other side of the wire: st the pedal box.
by Jaglex
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 7015
Germany

Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

Please forgive me if I bring this up again. The problem is still there: Driving for a longer time on a warm day results in the pedal "sticking" so the revs keep up at something above 3000 RPM in neutral. That is despite strong springs trying to close the butterflies. Any ideas how to make the Mangol...
by Jaglex
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Moving on. Bike resto
Replies: 35
Views: 9018
Germany

Re: Moving on. Bike resto

How about a Yamaha XT 500 for a start? Not to expensive, but value is rising. Lots of fun and character. Easy to work on. Nearly all parts available for pretty cheap money. https://i.postimg.cc/SRcbXQTd/2560px-Yamaha-XT-500.jpg Picture is courtesy of: Von KarleHorn - Eigenes Werk, CC BY 3.0, https:/...
by Jaglex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Road Dyno
Replies: 22
Views: 8080
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Re: Road Dyno

The old GTech Pro/RR takes the RPM from the signal the ignition sends into the electrical system of the car. Big part of this signal is usually eliminated by a condenser to avoid disturbances of the radio, but there must be something remaining, that is identified by the Gtech. The operation manual s...
by Jaglex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 4330
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Re: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

From my own experience (fourtysome years ago) and from what my boys told me: This trip is a good idea; 16 is a good age. The only real problem might be the mother: Some of them tend to imagine horror movies as soon as the kids don't answer a WhatsApp within seconds. If you can stand that: Let them g...
by Jaglex
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet wont stay up on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 898
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Re: Bonnet wont stay up on its own

Carsten is right, you can adjust the "upforce" by loosening the srcews that fix the hinge to the (opened) bonnet and slide the hinge (relative to the bonnet) up or down. I don't recall which way increases the upforce, but you'll know, when you look at it - or after you tried it. It's an easy and pre...
by Jaglex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: White wall tires 205/70r15
Replies: 4
Views: 841
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Re: White wall tires 205/70r15

RADAR offers the Dimax Classic in your size with white walls.
But I have no idea, if their quality will match their looks - however good or bad that is.
by Jaglex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4821
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Re: Which 185 tyre: Dunlop or Pirelli or Michelin ?

Did anybody try/test the Radar DIMAX CLASSIC?
In 185/80 VR 15 they cost as much as 4 Dunlops - according to the bay.
Maybe one can use these at least for 3 or 4 years and then buy new ones ending up with a better tire than a 5 year old (or even elder) Dunlop...
by Jaglex
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: water in headlight
Replies: 11
Views: 1722
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Re: water in headlight

I have the Lucas PL700 you can buy today and fitted the latest Osram Nightbraker bulbs.
That gives one of the best night visions I have seen with H4 lights - more than "OK".
by Jaglex
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Phone / sat nav adaptor
Replies: 15
Views: 1840
Germany

Re: Phone / sat nav adaptor

I used the installation kit of a Garmin Zumo designed for Motor Bikes (rainproof and "take the most beatiful/curvy route"). This kit comprises an antenna (for traffic information to be hidden under the dashboard or at the bottom of the windscreen) and a pair of cables you fix to + and -. The other e...
by Jaglex
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 11639
Germany

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Got her out on her 51st birthday for the first 150 miles in this year. Brilliant weather but bloody cold in the morning. It's amazing: even after so many years I'm surprised every year again, when I take her out for the first time, how much fun it is to drive her. https://i.postimg.cc/2j0BxJ1H/IMG-7...
by Jaglex
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 22
Views: 4119
Germany

Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

@David: Again and again I'm very impressed by your immense knowledge of all things E-Type - related (including even sources for younger ladies scratching E-Type's paint). But in case of the oil flow I really wonder, where you found this information. Before I did the conversion I checked the flow rat...
by Jaglex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 2421
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Re: my soft top leaks

Hi Paul, I took two pictures of the rubber fitted to the screen (one end lifted, to show a little better) to clarify my confusing write up. https://i.postimg.cc/Dwx83C6z/IMG-6623.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYjphMwh/IMG-6624.jpg As you can see, the inside measures of the U-profile is 10 x 10mm and the ...
by Jaglex
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: my soft top leaks
Replies: 17
Views: 2421
Germany

Re: my soft top leaks

I use a U-shaped rubber profile, that I put on the chrome strip on top of the wind screen when I close the roof. When open, I put it right between the mirror rod and the windscreen on top of the dashtop panel, so that it isn't bent or in the way. The both vertical arms of the U have a thickness of a...