Search found 1094 matches

by malcolm
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Intro
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Great Britain

Re: Intro

Hi, and welcome to the forum. You'll get tons of help on here in sorting out those little niggles I'm sure. Any pics of your car?
by malcolm
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheel tool
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Great Britain

Re: Wheel tool

That's good. :salute:
by malcolm
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Engine back...
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Great Britain

Re: Engine back...

Wow!
by malcolm
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Great Britain

Re: Which anti-freeze

Thanks Mike, will do.
by malcolm
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Great Britain

Re: Which anti-freeze

Thanks, but both of the above are concentrated and recommend a 50:50 mix. Think I've found the difference though! The Amazon sellers don't tell you, but if you go to Bluecol (who sell both) they say the cheaper one "isn't suitable for classic or vintage engines" Under the first (more expensive) one,...
by malcolm
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Great Britain

Re: Which anti-freeze

Thanks both. What came out was blue coloured, so I'll use bluecol. Looking on Amaazon, there are TWO bluecols, widely different in pricing. This one, at £34 for 5 litres (and I guess I'll need two?) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluecol-Year-Antifreeze-Summer-Coolant/dp/B003NVBCDM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18YIIPE...
by malcolm
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Great Britain

Which anti-freeze

Just wondering which anti-freeze people use in their Es?

Fitting a new rad, so will need to refill.
by malcolm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Great Britain

Re: Before and after

Not cheating this time! This is the other front wheel. Was exactly the same on the inside as the first front wheel as you would imagine. First one back in garage.
My G you're a suspicious lot!
by malcolm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Old Motorsport Article
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Great Britain

Re: Interesting Old Motorsport Article

I've seen this article before, and am left a tad confused. It states that the red line "starts at 5500 rpm"; on the 4.2 it starts at 5000 rpm - on mine at least! Also, on the 3.07 the mph is c.25 mph per 1000 revs according to the Jag handbook, so 5000 rpm would be 125 not 130 as stated. Or was thei...
by malcolm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Great Britain

Re: Before and after

Seeing as Peter was so diligent in spotting my deception, I thought I'd fess up and post the inside of the wheel - and it is a front wheel, so more affected by the discs.


Image

Approval now Peter? :salute:
by malcolm
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Great Britain

Re: Before and after

Damn you sir, spotted my trick! Still fairly impressive I reckon, and I'm sticking to it. Useful for demonstrating to the wife how hard I've been working.
by malcolm
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Great Britain

Before and after

While I'm waiting for my head to come back (cylinder one that is) I thought I'd have my annual wheel clean. A quick before and after:


Image




Image
by malcolm
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Great Britain

Re: Voltage regulator.....anyone an electrician?

Isn't it easier just to buy a new regulator? Don't think they are that expensive. Or is this an originality thing?
by malcolm
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Great Britain

Re: Tracking devices

I use global telemetrics. I liked the fact that I could pay a one-off fee for life, at a reasonable rate, for monitoring rather than monthly bills. App is good as well - viewing your car on satellite or map mode.
by malcolm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Great Britain

Re: MOT exempt certificate

I'm glad the DVLA has made it all so clear.... :sad:
by malcolm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Left in the carpark
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Great Britain

Re: Left in the carpark

I do understand your point, but if we spend our lives trying to avoid these scumbags, we'd never go anywhere or use our cars. Putting the hood up isn't a deterrent, too easy for a thief to take down or get in and do their handywork. So do we leave the car at home? Difficult one, but sometimes you ha...
by malcolm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Great Britain

Re: MOT exempt certificate

Ok, if you do the form to declare exemption, presumably you can still go the MOT route instead of CLAIMING exemption if you want?
by malcolm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Great Britain

MOT exempt certificate

"Tax" due on the E, so got a letter from the DVLA. I M.O.T my car, so the exempt status is unimportant, however the form states "an MOT may be required, or form V112 or V112G if your car is exempt from testing" I thought some people on this forum simply got a statement from the DVLA that their car w...
by malcolm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Great Britain

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Apologies Carsten, just been out to the car and it does say more on the spinners! It says eg "offside" but in brackets "right" as well as the undo direction, so you can't confuse them.
by malcolm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Great Britain

Re: Rear Spinners on wrong sides...hubs reversed.

Mine don't say that Carsten. Simply have arrows saying which way to undo. They would be correct regardless of LHD/RHD