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by Ole-xke1974
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: classicfabs exhaust system
Replies: 5
Views: 377
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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: 368
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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: 390
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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: 303
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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: 283
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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: 775
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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
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 775
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

You are most likely looking at something similar to what I did. One thing I'd do differently would be to get a new modern aluminium compressor. Mainly due to the newer construction and I believe around half the weight. Good luck ........ Ole PS: I just realized I'm answering a week old post and that...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 775
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Hi Hilton,
Yes my A/C is working very well and providing all the cool air a small two seater needs.
It is the factory A/C in a LHD car.

Cheers .... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 775
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

In connection with renovating my S3 OTS, I also did the A/C. Basically replaced all parts except the condenser and the evaporator. The hoses running from the compressor to the condenser and the rest of the system we’re toast. A new filter dryer is needed at intervals and the compressor had seen bett...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 21
Views: 937
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

I reckon the white thing is the relay. KAE brand, used by Volvo. I’m guessing that the black block is a transistor that, together with the rest of the electrics, automatically disengages yr overdrive when you change out of 4th gear, as well as enabling that 1-position switch on yr knob, press it on...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 21
Views: 937
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

The black block in my control box is the modern $3.00 version of the Lucas relay.
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Laycock de Normanville
Replies: 21
Views: 937
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Re: Laycock de Normanville

Moving forward. Good luck ..... Ole My solution for O/D control is a bit more involved, but gives me the knowledge that I don't forget the switch is in "O/D mode" when leaving 4th gear and the O/D button is integrated into the gear knob. https://s33.postimg.cc/5aztnvib3/DSCN4707.jpg https://s33.post...
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: 1042
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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: 25
Views: 782
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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: 1042
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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: 1042
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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: 12
Views: 733
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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: 318
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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: 12
Views: 733
United States of America

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: 186
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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.