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by Ole-xke1974
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 257
United States of America

Re: Dual Fan Wiring

There's a support arm on either side of the radiator going to the "picture frame" (square frame in front of the engine). The RH arm should have the wires strapped to it and the connection to the loom is where the radiator support meets the picture frame. https://i.postimg.cc/t4TzxVRQ/Fan-wire-loom.j...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator Flasher Location
Replies: 2
Views: 87
United States of America

Re: Indicator Flasher Location

Both the indicator and hazard flashers are on the right hand side of the cabin. On a LHD car it's the passenger side. Kind of up "next to" the glove box mounted above the hardura panel. If your car has the extra vents that can be operated by the black handle in either footwell, it's above that handl...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 257
United States of America

Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Done !
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 257
United States of America

Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Hi Toby,
I have the wiring diagram as pdf. That can get you going on the wires and relay right away if you are interested.
Cheers ...... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Capacity and compression ratio increase
Replies: 20
Views: 564
United States of America

Re: Capacity and compression ratio increase

Curtis, we had a lengthy discussion on the Jag-Lovers forum about lightened flywheels about 1-2 years ago. The opinions were ranging from you can drive this smooth V12 without flywheel to a lightened flywheel will cause your car to stall easier. I'v had my Fidanza for over a year and 11-1200 miles w...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Capacity and compression ratio increase
Replies: 20
Views: 564
United States of America

Re: Capacity and compression ratio increase

Assuming you have a manual car, one relatively cheap modification that will improve throttle response and potentially acceleration is the replace the heavy steel flywheel with the lighter version. Either a Fidanza aluminium flywheel or a lightened steel version.
Cheers ...... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: carburettor leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 247
United States of America

Re: carburettor leaking fuel

I overcome this with a very thin smear of a FUEL RESISTANT sealant, making very sure none ends up inside the chamber bowl. My method is to apply to the the lowest inside portion of the bore so that as the bowl is refitted, the new seal tends to push the sealant down and out of the bore. I then appl...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 537
United States of America

Re: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry

Thanks for the update Steve, and congratulations on your success.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: carburettor leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 247
United States of America

Re: carburettor leaking fuel

I had similar fuel leaks from under my Strombergs. That was after a refurbishment that off course included new needle valves. Guess what, one of the new valves started leaking after just a couple of years. No trace of crud in it, so I replaced it with an old one that has worked since. An other time ...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: This isn’t right!
Replies: 1
Views: 156
United States of America

Re: This isn’t right!

Yep, that illustration definitely shows the otter switch and not the temp sensor.
Thanks for sharing ........ Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: USA over riders
Replies: 8
Views: 383
United States of America

Re: USA over riders

I got rid of my US train bumpers at the front as well. Made my own version of how I think they should look, but the rear set up with the added strength had some appeal to me because of the added protection in case of a low speed rear end collision. I basically shortened the huge rubber buffers and h...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loose valve tappet guide or?
Replies: 19
Views: 491
United States of America

Re: Loose valve tappet guide or?

Marek,
it looks like you replaced the timing chain tensioner without taking the heads off. Have you been able to seal the heads without leaks after that ?

Thanks ........ Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loose valve tappet guide or?
Replies: 19
Views: 491
United States of America

Re: Loose valve tappet guide or?

By timing covers, do you mean the valve covers ? If so, when the crank is at the TDC for cylinder 1, your two cams should be able to accept the timing setting tool on both cams like shown in the picture. If the notches are off center and the tool is unable to be fitted, you may have a problem. Remem...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 310
United States of America

Re: Petrol tank sump removal

The way your sump peeks out of the boot floor, could indicate some damage which could make it impossible or very difficult to get the sump back on the tank without taking the tank out of the car.
Good luck ...... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve
Replies: 3
Views: 146
United States of America

Re: Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve

driver wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:13 pm
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The joys of owning an e type. :bigrin: :drinkingcheers:
I think that "Interweb" is quite useful, it may catch on.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 front crankshaft seal
Replies: 4
Views: 189
United States of America

Re: s3 front crankshaft seal

I believe I used an impact wrench.
Alternative would be a breaker bar.
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 9
Views: 393
United States of America

Re: Kienzle clock

There's a couple of possibilities in the US. Don't know about the UK. Maybe a search in the archives ?
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 picture frame
Replies: 8
Views: 303
United States of America

Re: s3 picture frame

More a guestion than anything. When removing the “picture frame” with the engine in situ, would it not be advised to support the engine and suspension to take the load off the side frames when the side to side stability provided by the picture frame goes away ? FYI. I have had my frames off the car ...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1056
United States of America

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Woly64 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:21 am
(I sealed them before fitting and now they are much easier to clean and get all the crap off them).
What did you use to seal them ?
I imagine on the outside and what was the work involved ?
Cheers .... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Hose C38514 Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 243
United States of America

Re: Fuel Hose C38514 Replacement

I have just noticed that the small (3”) fuel hoses (C38514) that goes between the carburettor feed T pieces and the fuel rail (across the engine) are in bad shape and were possibly even weeping (not somewhere you want fuel given proximity to the exhaust manifolds). Replacing is simple but finding t...