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by Mark Gordon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil levels
Replies: 9
Views: 303
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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: 307
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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: 560
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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: 192
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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: 4614
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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: 67
Views: 3554
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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: 632
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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: 474
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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: 466
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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: 466
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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: 6018
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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: 1193
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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: 263
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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 ...
by Mark Gordon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123 distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 383
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Re: 123 distributor

The standard 0.025 spark plug gap is fine as are the coil and ignition wires. I recommend that you go for a test run letting the engine fully warm up and then try the engine performance under various conditions such as hard acceleration and uphill acceleration in low RPM (starting at about 2000 RPM)...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Left in the carpark
Replies: 3
Views: 430
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Re: Left in the carpark

I fully agree, Malcolm. Like most of us, I didn't buy my E to stand and admire it in the garage (although I do my share of that, for sure). The real enjoyment for me comes in driving it and sharing the joy with others who, in my opinion, are not so fortunate. That is not to say that I don't have a h...
by Mark Gordon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shipwright's disease
Replies: 4
Views: 350
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Re: shipwright's disease

I'm sure that you're right, Barry. I plead guilty on several of the charges. To wit: " If bankruptcy doesn't stop this person, eventually they have a breakdown that results in a major personality shift to Jaguarphobia, wherein they buy a Toyota." I bought a 2002 XJ8 VDP in 2014. After an endless str...
by Mark Gordon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: battery trickle charger
Replies: 5
Views: 345
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Re: battery trickle charger

I've been using one of these for years. It senses the battery voltage, charges it up if needed and then adds charge from time to time if needed. I leave it on at all times unless I plan on driving again in the next day or two or while I'm on an overnight trip. I have no idea how old the battery was ...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Custom E Type: only in America!
Replies: 2
Views: 400
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Re: Custom E Type: only in America!

I can't say that it's something that I would go for, but it sure beats a lot of the attempts to improve on the original design. It would be a show stopper at a local cars and coffee.
by Mark Gordon
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type
Replies: 34
Views: 1714
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Re: Hi everyone I’m the new owner of an e type

Excellent perspective, Carsten. As I recently heard a home built airplane pilot say, you can have it fast, cheap or good. You get to choose two of the three, but not all three. In your case, you have obviously chosen the latter two and I salute you! A friend of mine chose to prove the exception to t...
by Mark Gordon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 67
Views: 3554
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Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

"Fabulous drive out with wifey to a country pub for a coffee and then back home avoiding as many cyclists as I could..."

How many did you not avoid? :bigrin: