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by Mark Gordon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Huge engine oil consumption
Replies: 31
Views: 11348
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Re: Huge engine oil consumption

Hmmm, if you’re a spirited driver snd usually shift around 4500 it may not work, but you’ve given it your best shot. Bruce Harless, a 3.8 owner and personal friend on Jag-lovers, had his engine rebuilt by a pro but got bad advice on break-in. He did abiut the same miles and was losing oil heavily. ...
by Mark Gordon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1622
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Re: Gear box oil

No leaks with MT90 after 11 years in my all synchro box.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: So sad, FIRE
Replies: 20
Views: 1710
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Re: So sad, FIRE

Halon is the very best but now banned by the EU except in aerospace and in the US along with other countries. I was talking with a guy at a show recently who had both a Halon and a dry chemical extinguisher in his car. I asked him why he carried both and he said, "In case of fire, the Halon is for ...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 4.2 seats and hood cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1500
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Re: 4.2 seats and hood cover

I'm not sure if this is what you need, Simon. Here are some shots of my hood cover in place.
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by Mark Gordon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Typical oil pressure 4.2
Replies: 18
Views: 3521
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Re: Typical oil pressure 4.2

Tim, my 4.2 registers pretty much the same as yours on a mechanical gauge, running 20W50 oil. Just short of 60psi cold, around 40psi fully heated up at 2500 rpm and dropping down to about 25psi at idle when hot.
by Mark Gordon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: engine using oil
Replies: 8
Views: 959
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Re: engine using oil

Mine uses about a quart per 1000 miles. Much of that is automatic rust prevention distribution from the engine.
by Mark Gordon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL
Replies: 15
Views: 2362
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Re: DISAPPEARING BRAKE PEDAL

It does sound like hot brake fluid, but the question then becomes why did the fluid get hot enough to boil? I'd be looking for a sticking brake piston that causes the pad to drag on the rotor. Or possibly a sticking piston in the front of the MC which is keeping the reaction valve from returning atm...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 789
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Re: Oil levels

Another issue with filling to the top of the hash marks, anectdotally reported I admit, is that that can lead to an increase in oil leakage from the rear main seal. I see no reason to fill beyond halfway on the hash marks.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 2022
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Re: New member

Welcome to the forum, Islam. No better time than now and no better place than here for the info you need to DIY. The best way to learn your car is to do your own work on it. Go for it! :hammerdrill:
by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchasing an E - advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 1760
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Re: Purchasing an E - advice?

Welcome to the forum, Bruce and good luck in your finding your dream car! It looks like you've done your homework and are aware of the pitfalls. My suggestion to you is that you join Jag-Lovers forum and if you have a car that you're interested in somewhere in the states (or Canada for that matter) ...
by Mark Gordon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Washer bottle connections
Replies: 4
Views: 420
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Re: Washer bottle connections

Easy enough to test. Attach a voltmeter between one of the pump leads and ground (earth) then activate the washer pump switch. A 12 v. reading will identify that lead a the +. A 0 v. reading will indicate that it's the -. Attach them accordingly to the pump terminals.
by Mark Gordon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 16043
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I'm very sorry to hear of your wife's illness, Christopher. My best hopes and prayers for a full recovery.
by Mark Gordon
Fri May 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 8127
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

We're leaving June 8th with a few other Jag owners for a backroads trip to Asheville, NC, with a good portion of the driving in the Appalachian mountans and interesting stops along the way to keep SWMBO's happy. Just finished Spring maintenance including new tires, oil & filter, lube, brakes and clu...
by Mark Gordon
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 1046
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Re: SNGB WEBSITE

:yeahthat:
I downloaded that file to my home and office computers and both of them are running much faster without the usual occasional gremlin. You Da Man, David!
by Mark Gordon
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1131
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Re: Wipers won't stop

Coincidentally, I went out for a test run of my new tires today. I have been having a similar problem with my wipers and since I only drive in the rain if I'm caught unawares, I had disconnected the wiper motor to stop the wipers from constantly running. Before I went on the run today, I reconnected...
by Mark Gordon
Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security matters
Replies: 5
Views: 775
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Re: Security matters

Only if you get within 50' of the car.
by Mark Gordon
Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security matters
Replies: 5
Views: 775
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Re: Security matters

My tracker, like many I would guess, uses a subscription service provided by the manufacturer. It costs $25 per month when it's activated and I only have to pay for one month at a time and can inactivate and then reactivate it at any time. I only activate it when I'm going on a road trip or, like yo...
by Mark Gordon
Sun May 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security Query
Replies: 36
Views: 7119
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Re: Security Query

Not to mention, Pete Crespin's two E Types that were stole after he had entrusted them to a supposedly reliable shipper. Professional thieves apparently have no trouble stealing whatever they want no matter what precautions we owners take. The best that we can do is make it more difficult for the pr...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 21
Views: 2134
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

"As I said no harm will come from using either filter just as owners fit Weber's, wide wheel, low profile tyres, electronic ignition, four pot calipers, tubular manifolds, poly bushes etc etc because they feel it improves the E-Type which is OK but a bit of a kick in the teeth to Norman Dewis." I'm ...
by Mark Gordon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Header Tank Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 561
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Re: Header Tank Corrosion

Corrosion shouldn't be a problem as long as you keep the system filled with the proper mix of antifreeze/distilled water. Problems crop up when some DPO went the cheap route and filled up with plain tap water out of the garden hose and then wondered why the header tank and the water passage ways in ...