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by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Hose C38514 Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 149
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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...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 554
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

"So I never actually used it on a leaking tire " !!! Re-read please . I specifically stated that NEW Dayton tubeless wheels SOMETIMES have a tendency to leak, as much as two to three lbs over a week, perhaps. So once I mount a new set for the first time, I will spray all 4 wheels as a preventative ...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 554
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

JJC wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Just a trick I use on new wheels only !! Not flats.
So, you never actually used it on a leaking wire. Pretty bold statement then, to state that it fixes all leaks, just empty the can and drive for 20 minutes.
If I ever have a spoke leaking from the rim, I might just try it anyway.
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 323
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Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

There is no flange between the Gearbox and Gearbox extension of a non-overdrive gearbox. For short and long wheel base E Types, the Oil Pump Drive ring is held firm against the inner race of the Main Shaft rear bearing and in turn, the bearing inner race against Reverse Gear, via the Companion Flan...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 323
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Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Apart from the main shaft being O/D specific, I'm pretty sure that the flange between the gearbox and the O/D is specific to the O/D configuration as well. Something to consider if you want to ad the O/D to your existing box. If you have a well working manual box in your E, you could also consider t...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Battery
Replies: 7
Views: 178
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Re: New Battery

Im looking for a new battery for my Series 3 and there doesn't seem to be many C34959 batteries about - can anyone suggest an equivalent please. Nowhere near an original look. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it IMHO. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00075OSBK/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?i...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry
Replies: 7
Views: 207
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Re: Help! Torsion Bar Quandry

Does anyone know what dimension setting tool should be used for uprated torsion bars? Surely, I can’t be the first to fit these. I did the same as you a few years ago and ended up taking the uprated TBs off the car again to reset them. I did some drawing on paper and came up with a new distance whi...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 speed manual to OD conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 323
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Re: 4 speed manual to OD conversion

Hi, I've been trawling the Upgrade forum and I came across a few mentions of folks converting their standard 4 speed manual to have overdrive. That surprised me as I always thought that the V12 torque would place too much strain on a transmission with O/D. I have to admit that if an O/D conversion ...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 554
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Thanks for the tip. If I get a 5th leaking wheel, which I don't think Dayton or SNG will replace, I will certainly keep it min mind.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 554
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

Here is a helpful tip for owners switching to tube-less Dayton's for the first time. Get hold of Fix-a-Flat in a can, and spray a little in each wheel, then take your baby for a ride. Leaves a nice seal inside the wheel. Enjoy. JJ That would certainly seal any leaking in the tire, but the leaks tha...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 35
Views: 554
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

I can't comment on the MWS (Dunlop) wheels, but in 2012 I bought a set of Dayton tubeless wire wheels. Since then I have had 5 !! wheels replaced. 4 for leaking air and one for squeaking. They were all replaced by SNG and I assume subsequently by Dayton. At the moment I have 4 wheels that hold air a...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 182
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Re: Clutch pushrod removal

I found a picture of mine from when I did the Auto to manual conversion. Once you have the locking "thingie" off at the top, you should be able to push, drive it out. Heat and penetrating oil are your friends.


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by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 581
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Re: Heating and ventilation

lowact wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:10 am
One thing I really appreciate about this forum is the passion :bigrin:
:yeahthat: is for sure. One just have to navigate the obstacles :swerve:
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 581
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Re: Heating and ventilation

Just to emphasize, the E-type heater valve is NOT a By-Pass valve. It blocks the flow and when doing so the engine does NOT overheat. A by pass valve, will as the name suggests pass none, all or some of the liquid by. To do so, it needs a by-pass path. A third path to let the liquid back into the sy...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 581
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Re: Heating and ventilation

Such as ? If it is something other then my suggestion, what is it? Also, both hoses going to the heater box have to be warm. If anyone suggests that one hose could be cold, then that individual does not understand the system. You're right. Literally there is one hose going to the valve, one from th...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 581
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Re: Heating and ventilation

JJC wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:05 pm
Can't be anything else. Should take you about 5 minutes.
C'mon John. I agree that yours is the most likely. As I suggest in my post, there are a couple of other possible reasons.
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation
Replies: 27
Views: 581
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Re: Heating and ventilation

The simple way to test if you have coolant flowing in your heatercore is to feel both hoses. The inlet and the outlet. If one is cold, your valve is closed/stuck. There is one more thing to check. At least on my S3 the heaterbox also has a flap that cuts off the air being blown into the heater core....
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 352
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Re: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum

I imagine anyone with a decent knowledge of tools and a drill press can do it. If you were in Annapolis, US I'd ask you to stop by.
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 24
Views: 1021
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Re: oil pressure woes

JJC wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:20 pm
FYI....Series 3 V12 engines don't produce 70 to 80 lbs of oil pressure.....
Eh - mine does when cold.
Indicated on both the original and the mechanical oil pressure gauge. Both read the same within a couple of psi of the other.
I guess there are differences between engines and oil pumps.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 carb removal
Replies: 5
Views: 335
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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...