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by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 3
Views: 90
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Re: High Beam Headache

There's a big round connector inside the LH front wheel arch below the headlight. That carries all the cables for the headlights and indicators. It is prone to fail over time. It could be having bad connections and wiggle it might help. Mind you, if that is the culprit, you might be looking at havin...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 259
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Re: Alternator Problems

Good news. Thanks for the heads up .......... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 778
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Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

61Elite wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:33 pm
I installed the headlight kit on my SWB S3 a couple years ago.
I am intrigued! Can you explain SWB S3 ?
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 259
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Re: Alternator Problems

You might want to charge some suspicious connections, especially the low current ones like the brush connections on the generator itself.
FYI, I have a low glowing charge (ign) light even when the voltmeter is indicating 14 volt on the battery (verified with a Fluke DVM)
Cheers ....... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 461
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Re: Front indicator lens.

Hi, Don’t think that was the case, as any light going through would be yellow as it’s still got to go through the actual lens, also the paint is grey and opaque. But thanks for your thoughts. P You nailed it. As I stated, someone attempted, unsuccessfully I should have added. If not that it could h...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 461
United States of America

Re: Front indicator lens.

Someone may have tried to replicate a white parking/driving light on half of the lens. I believe that was regulatory in some countries. My US lenses were all amber as shown in the first picture.
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 2780
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Check out Jay Leno’s converted S3.
From LWB to SWB and still with the V12.


Good luck and please document here if you decide to go ahead .... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 2680
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Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Wow Holger, what a nightmare. Even the best fitting wind screen was not a perfect fit.
Mind you, my original (I think) windscreen was not a perfect fit when I put it back after having the car painted.
Now enjoy your gorgeous car ......... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 2680
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Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

I have a windscreen with some flaws and will follow your progress with interest !
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 5151
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

SESH wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:04 pm
They asked me to send them the Amplifier back for test. Apparently there has been a further mod to these Opus Replacement Amplifiers in the last 12 months. All to do with heat failure.
Mike
Following with interest ........
PS: I have great experiences with SNG/US over the years.
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1526
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Re: Fuel Pump Electric Supply

Toby, the hammer treatment is more like a road side emergency solution. The mechanical shock will cause the contacts to make contact and the pump will potentially keep going for hours after. However, the pumped stopped because one of the contacts are burned and couldn't make contact and it will fail...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 32
Views: 4014
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

This is my first post here. I found the thread googling “thick wood steering wheel XKE series 3”. I know some are very conservative with adding changes and some folks put v8s in theirs. I’ve always been a fan of the Series 1 cars with the metal dash and center console, toggle switches and wooden st...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine oil and antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 1328
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Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

SESH wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.

Mike
Thanks for that tip !
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine oil and antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 1328
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Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

I use Mobil1 full synthetic with high zinc content, but looking for a mineral oil with the same high zinc content. (sybthetic supposedly causes more oil leaks than mineral oil, so I'll give it a try) For coolant, Evans waterless. Saved my engine on one occasion when the fans stopped working while 20...
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Radiator recommendation and Alternator charging.
Replies: 5
Views: 1327
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Re: S3 Radiator recommendation and Alternator charging.

When it’s rev related, I’d suspect the “brushes”.
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC temperature control capillary broken
Replies: 3
Views: 1317
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Re: AC temperature control capillary broken

Hi Holger, My ac temperature control works well. As you pointed out, it basically controls the ac compressor clutch. However, the fan switch seem to have developed the same problem as your switch. It used to give me three speeds, but now only high works. New switch or cleaning is I’m my future. Chee...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Material to cover dash panels?
Replies: 4
Views: 1371
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Re: Material to cover dash panels?

abowie wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:02 am
Essentially you can't get what Jaguar originally used; a heat formed textured plastic.

Vinyl material is what you are left with. It's thicker so you run into problems with clearance.
I had mine done in leather and can attest to the clearance statement.
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC temperature control capillary broken
Replies: 3
Views: 1317
United States of America

Re: AC temperature control capillary broken

I’m guessing it’s the valve assembly. ?
I bought mine fro SNG maybe 5 years ago but can’t remember what I paid.
I do have all invoices and can check it if needed.
Cheers ..... Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door seal
Replies: 11
Views: 2095
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Re: Door seal

Apart from what Marek correctly points out, I would personally leave the doors off while installing the interior.
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sandblasting bonnet
Replies: 6
Views: 1641
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Re: Sandblasting bonnet

You are correct, sandblasting creates a lot of heat and can distort larger items such as bonnets, wings, door skins and so on. Dipping, stripping or soda blasting are the most common methods. I took my bonnet completely apart and had it soda blasted before addressing the rust. https://i.postimg.cc/B...