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by Ole-xke1974
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 5
Views: 141
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Re: Series 3 carb removal

When I took mine off I used an adjustable 4" spanner. When I fitted them again, I had purchased a set of "stubby" wrenches. The advise of securing the wrench with a piece of string to aid easy retrieval WHEN you drop it, seem like a good idea. It's a lot quicker to take the manifolds off with the ca...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 153
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Re: tappet clearance

A bit of additional information on the topic from my side. I followed some recommendation to set the valve clearances 0.002" bigger than spec, which should increase low end torque. Whether I have more low end torque or not, is a butt dyno assessment. Maybe. What I do know is that the tappet noise is...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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Re: Tyres

It's interesting how laws are different with in the European countries.
In Germany you can't fit or change "anything" on your car if it hasn't got the official "TÜV" sign of approval.
Drifting off topic, sorry ...........
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 740
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Re: Tyres

Having lived in three EU countries and now in the US, I believe all of EU have rules that states that your tyres has to be rated for the specified top speed of your car. Remember there are still a few hundred miles of German autobahn with no speed limit. In the US where I legally can go no faster th...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 17
Views: 514
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Philip, I get all of the above except the addition of 2-stroke oil. Can you explain ?
FYI, I once accidentally put petrol for a 2-stroke moped (~4% oil) in my car and experienced that it ran smoother.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 222
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Re: fuel pump

I have the same pump and installed it almost 8 years ago and can not remember what I connected to what. That said, I'll bet the I did it the way that you want to and what seems most logic.
Have you contacted the supplier for an explanation ?
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 9
Views: 351
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Re: Indicator quandry

The hazard relay may be bad, but I doubt the smoke is caused by the relay. My bet is still on the hazard switch, plus maybe some shorted wiring causing the smoke and potentially also the hazard fuse to have blown in the first place.
Try and see which other circuits are fed by the hazard fuse.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 9
Views: 351
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Re: Indicator quandry

As indicated (pun intended) by Andrew, I believe the culprit is the hazard lights switch. All current to the indicators passes through that switch in two separate paths, one for each side.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 348
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Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

Gives you the option to have those ridiculous "armrests" removed, as I did.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?
Replies: 10
Views: 309
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Re: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?

I believe I read somewhere that the 2+2's (not S3's) got rear anti sway bars, but can not for the life of Mary remember where I read it.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?
Replies: 10
Views: 309
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Re: Rear Anti Sway Bar for SIII?

Steve, you will find that some E-types had a rear sway bar fitted originally, but Jaguar deemed that it wasn't necessary on the S3. Clausager's book on E-type factory originality doesn't mention a rear anti sway bar for the S3 at all. A quick flick through the S1 and S2 pages showed no mention of re...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim
Replies: 10
Views: 348
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Re: Series 3 OTS Interior Rear Body Trim

If originality isn't required, I can recommend covering them in leather. I had mine done in connection with a full interior makeover including seats, doors and dash top. The additional cost for covering the panels in leather was less than new repro panels. On the down side, the panels are now thicke...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 7
Views: 307
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Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Jerome, Have you checked that the choke on the B cylinder bank isn't stuck in one way or an other ? That's the only thing I can think of that would be common to the two carbs and one bank only. Otherwise, it looks like you checked everything else. You know that the two carbs on each side share the c...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 603
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Re: Oil pressure gauge

I'm lucky in the sense that my original gauge and replacement sender has worked for 8 years now. As back up, I mounted a motorcycle pressure gauge that plumbs directly into where the electric sender sits (with a few adapter bits). Both read the same.


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by Ole-xke1974
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: classicfabs exhaust system
Replies: 6
Views: 574
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Re: classicfabs exhaust system

I have the same set up as John and Mark. Bought some highly polished stainless steel 2" pipe (my system is SS) and had the local muffler shop bend them to fit. Two bends to make the two pipes closer together and a final band to have them end horizontally. I did use my original pipes from the two cen...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 under bonnet air scoop
Replies: 7
Views: 484
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Re: s3 under bonnet air scoop

If its the front scoop under the nose of the bonnet, the removal and replacement of the whole underside panel/scoop was covered in a wheeler dealers episode on the S3 E Type. Mike Here's a couple of pictures of the so-called easy job. Drilling out the spot welds ensures minimum distortion. When I f...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Flickering Headlights
Replies: 9
Views: 514
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Re: Flickering Headlights

but even a dolt like me could figure out several of the most obvious faults in five minutes with a multimeter. Sometimes a voltage drop in a connector or switch will cause heat which can be felt with a finger. Maybe not an exact fault finding method, but if you detect a warm/hot connector or switch...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting woes
Replies: 5
Views: 405
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Re: Starting woes

Hi John, how did it go with your problem ? Apart from the clogged fuel filter, I was thinking maybe flooding of the carbs. A clogged filter would in my opinion not cause start up problems, since start up is fed by the fuel already in the carbs from driving it previously. When turning on the ignition...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Aluminium Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 375
United States of America

Re: Aluminium Radiator

Looks good, no experience.
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1021
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hi Hilton,
I have no comparison and can say that the old style heavy iron compressor does work as expected. Produces lots of cold air. Never tried the aluminium version.
...... Ole