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by malcolm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine oil capacity query
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Engine oil capacity query

There's a thought Gareth; my car is a 4.2 so the dipstick presumably won't help? There is someone 100 yards up the road from me however who has a permanent stock of various Es, so if you want to try a 3.8 dipstick I'm sure he'd oblige.
by malcolm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine oil capacity query
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Engine oil capacity query

Gareth; just a thought. You could pop round the corner (2 mins as we know) and try my dipstick. Socially safe and staying outside!
by malcolm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

MarkRado wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:21 am
By the way I dont think semi synthetic is a problem until the next change as long as you dont go racing :wink:
Thanks Mark; but I will be, in May, at Goodwood - subject to lockdown! So might as well change the oil now.
by malcolm
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member From Seattle, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Great Britain

Re: New Member From Seattle, WA

Hi and welcome! Good luck with the search. You've come to the right place for advice.
by malcolm
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Mark and Chris, just to point out that my post was about oil for an F Type, NOT for my E.
by malcolm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

So on that well considered advice, car booked in for oil and filter change next wednesday.
Thanks
by malcolm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Wow. Thanks David. Sounds like I should change it sooner rather than later. Presumably I'll have to change the filter as well, as there will be oil in that. Shame, both changed just before I got the car! Why did they have to save a few quid and put the wrong stuff in? :scratchheadyellow:
by malcolm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Thanks Andrew. I'll change it when the time comes when I can drive it properly again! (Damn Covid)
Certainly by May when it's due for my annual track day.
by malcolm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Great Britain

Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

So I realise that this is a bit non E Type related, but I know there are plenty of experts on here who can help. My new F Type I've discovered has just had its oil replaced with semi synthetic. According to the book, it should have fully synthetic. Questions: 1) does it make much difference, semi or...
by malcolm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad
Replies: 24
Views: 1056
Great Britain

Re: Setting tickover with different camshafts - JAG4 from Guy Broad

I accept all the above from persons far more capable than I. However, I have to say that my 4.2 E has the Rob Beere "SU Spec" cam, which I'm told is modestly "improved". I don't know what the car is like with a normal cam, because this was fitted when I got it, but it has plenty of low down torque. ...
by malcolm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Tune up
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Great Britain

Re: Tune up

If you've still got the Strombergs, maybe you'd be better off putting them back? Swapping strombergs for 3 SUs perhaps makes sense, but not sure about the two?
by malcolm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 1863
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure sender

Out of interest Malcolm, where exactly did you route the braided hose through the bulkhead as I would prefer it to nylon if I do buy a mechanical system. Paul. Sorry I didn't answer earlier Paul, I missed the post somehow. From the sender area, the hose goes round the front of the carbs then back a...
by malcolm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ebony and Ivory....
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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Ebony and Ivory....

Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney would be proud



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by malcolm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Good bye
Replies: 25
Views: 1161
Great Britain

Re: Good bye

Oops! Video blocked "as from BBC studios" David.
by malcolm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 1863
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure sender

I read with interest these posts and others on this forum regarding oil pressure senders and gauges. I am of the old fashioned mechanical bias and have been contemplating replacing my electrical setup with a capillary system. My S2 on a fairly low mileage engine shows about 45-50 when cold and then...
by malcolm
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine oil capacity query
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Engine oil capacity query

Firstly, don't put more oil in than the manual says regardless of what the dipstick says in my opinion. It could be the wrong dipstick (does it have the letter "E" at the bottom?) It could be bent. Put in the correct amount of oil exactly, and note where it comes to on the dipstick. That is your "Fu...
by malcolm
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 106
Views: 5450
Great Britain

Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

I don’t think the Bluetooth 123 purports to come pre-programmed with a curve specific to a Jaguar. It’s not even specifically a Jaguar distributor, as it fits many 6 cylinder cars that used the Lucas 22D6. I think it’s expected that you adjust the curve to suit your particular application. Not quit...
by malcolm
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello All - New-ish Member
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Great Britain

Re: Hello All - New-ish Member

Well done on your first post! Car looks good - I always liked primrose yellow.
by malcolm
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this car
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Great Britain

Re: What is this car

When you click on "reply" to compose your message, at the bottom, you should see "add image to post". Click that. You then get a post image box which opens saying "do not re-size my image" You click on that line to re-size.