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by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 655
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

I found the time to change my diagram to include the high speed changeover relay. When this extra relay is not engaged, it simply routes the 12V from the original relay through terminal 87A to the low speed terminals on the VAG fans. 5.8A each, a total of just over 11Amps. When the relay is engaged,...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 22
Views: 373
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

I had a similar starter delivered and determined that it was not the correct starter for my car. When I fitted it to the car, it would touch the gearbox tunnel and would have made quite a noise if I'd used it. It was incorrectly located in the multiple holes that make the starter suitable for many a...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 655
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Gentlemen,
attached is the diagram of my delayed cooling relay.
I haven't made a diagram of the low/high speed switching, but will get to it in a few days.

Cheers ........ Ole

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by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971
Replies: 20
Views: 655
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Re: UPDATE ON IMPORTED 2 PLUS 2 V12 1971

Hi Mark, I have the same VAG fans installed in my S3 and have tested the two fan speeds. I agree, there's a significant difference in the amount of air they can move. BTW, the current for each fan on low and high speed respectively is 5.8Amps and 12.2Amps, which is within the capability of the stand...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 389
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Re: Fan Motors

Be interested to hear more about the VAG motors. The recommended fan motors are these: https://www.autopartswarehouse.com/engine-and-drivetrain/radiators-fans-cooling-systems-and-components/cooling-fan-assembly/replacement/repv160924 I have them installed in my S3 and they provide the option of run...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 143
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Re: S3, Differential whine

Nope, no oil leaks, but I think that I might change the oil anyway. To what, though? If no leaks, chances are that your diff has no oil in it. It is English after all :wow: :lol: In all seriousness, all has been said. Try flushing it and fill up with new oil and LSD additive, if applicable. Mine ha...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fan Motors
Replies: 11
Views: 389
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Re: Fan Motors

John, if you look closely at Kevin's email and my attached picture of the XK product, you will see that the product from XK is not a direct factory correct replacement. Sven will have to modify either the wires in his car or the new part from XK. I have also attached a picture of my original fan mot...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: LH door and or door skin required
Replies: 1
Views: 121
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Re: LH door and or door skin required

Hi Sihol,

any reputable body shop is able to make you one.
The door skin has no compound curves in the area that typically rusts.
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Routing of reverse light wires
Replies: 3
Views: 211
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Re: Routing of reverse light wires

My wires run in a cavity as explained. Maybe your car have had rear end repairs done to it, obstructing the cavity ?
Have you tried pushing something (stiff wire, wire coat hanger ... ) through from the license plate light hole ?
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Routing of reverse light wires
Replies: 3
Views: 211
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Re: Routing of reverse light wires

Nigel, you can get to the wiring on the RH side when you take the spare wheel out. The LH side trickier. Petrol tank out, or the easy way, remove the LH tail light. You should be able to see where the wires run from left to right and passes behind the boot locking mechanism, if I remember correctly....
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 589
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Re: Auto to Manual

thanks Ole, thats a pretty thorough list and from the looks of it, there is nothing that is not sortable . I have to look into the availability for a clutch pedal which would seem the only tricking part to find. I agree on the prop shaft. I always fit new high quality props as it saves so much aggr...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 589
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Re: Auto to Manual

Here's a list of items to address that I made a while ago after doing my conversion: Is a spigot bush not needed? Are they installed even for auto? Absolutely YES ! There was no bush installed when I took the auto box out, but installed one for the manual box. Thanks for pointing that out.
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto to Manual
Replies: 15
Views: 589
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Re: Auto to Manual

Hi Andrew, Here's a list of items to address that I made a while ago after doing my conversion: Bell housing including clutch release arm and all bits. Clutch master and slave cylinder Hydraulic hose or original connection from master to slave. Flywheel (I chose s Fidanza) Flywheel bolts (longer tha...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue May 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mud flaps for Series 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 302
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Re: Mud flaps for Series 3?

Going off roading ? :bigrin:
by Ole-xke1974
Fri May 25, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: US spec Bonnet
Replies: 7
Views: 354
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Re: US spec Bonnet

As almost everyone else, I found the US federal front bumpers on my 74 hideous. The rear one as well, but at the same time also accepting the fact that they do provide some protection. In the attached pictures you can see what I did to solve my bumper issues. I also welded up the holes from the side...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Gearbox tunnel cover for 4spd
Replies: 2
Views: 207
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Re: Series 3 Gearbox tunnel cover for 4spd

I bought my cover from SNG 4-5 years ago. It's fiber and needs a bit of fiddling to fit properly. I haven't heard of any covers in sheet metal being available. Some have made their own from the auto box cover, which I probably would if I had to do it again.
Cheers ........ Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 573
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Re: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom

with my Revotec Fans the temperature sensor is topside so I would imagine that's why the fans are coming on.... . My suggestion is to either move the sensor to the bottom or if possible, use the original otter switch. As an FYI, there are replacements available for the otter switch. Both original a...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 573
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Re: Radiator.... Hot at Top but Cold at Bottom

As mentioned by Christopher, your radiator has vertical core and will initially feel hot at the top and cool at the bottom, but after a few minutes, especially when running the engine standing, the radiator should get equally hot top to bottom. That's when your otter switch reaches the temperature w...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 71 V12 e type oil pressure gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 673
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Re: 71 V12 e type oil pressure gauge

Not knowing that these oil pressure sensors "always" break, I ordered a new one from SNG about 7 years ago and it's still working and showing what I believe is correct OP. Based on various posters concern about the reliability, I installed a mechanical OP gauge in the engine bay as a back up. Until ...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Electrical fault in the Dashboard, Series 3 OTS UK Spec.
Replies: 3
Views: 265
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Re: Electrical fault in the Dashboard, Series 3 OTS UK Spec.

Have you checked the post in the engine bay where the battery plus connects to wiring harness ? Just above the generator charging "relay".
A partially bad connection here could be your issue, but I'd expect other circuits to not work as well.