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by Ole-xke1974
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 664
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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: 664
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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: 1727
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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: 327
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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: 31
Views: 1685
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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: 255
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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: 255
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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: 309
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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: 342
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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: 308
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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: 342
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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: 800
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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: 554
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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...
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 15
Views: 872
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Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

Hi Bob,

will this help ?


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by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Suspect voltage regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: Suspect voltage regulator

Hi Paul,
sorry for not answering sooner.
I don't think so. My fan belt only squeal when I stab the accelerator, not at steady RPM, sorry no help there.
Cheers ........ Ole
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?
Replies: 7
Views: 463
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Re: What problems with Crankcase Breather fitted this way?

Time to fine a real mechanic :wrench: :hammer: :hammerdrill:
by Ole-xke1974
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Suspect voltage regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: Suspect voltage regulator

Depending on the age of the belts, they might have gone hard and every time they squeal, they’ll get more “glazed” and slippery. Mine are 9 years and 5k miles old and does the same, but it goes away immediately after start up. Maybe some friction spray, new belts, ear plugs or leave it ? Cheers .......
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type
Replies: 15
Views: 872
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Re: Air in the brakes ?? Series 3 E-type

If I remember correctly then a spongy pedal is caused by air in the system. If you can pump the system, its caused by excessive brake pad travel. Mostly seen in drum brakes that need adjustment, but I'd expect a disc brake where the caliper isn't centered on the disc will show similar symptoms. What...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to replace AC louvres?
Replies: 5
Views: 351
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Re: How to replace AC louvres?

Basically, you have to take the black cover with the switches off and replace the louvers from the back.
by Ole-xke1974
Sun May 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC Compressor- Anyone have this happen?
Replies: 12
Views: 634
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Re: AC Compressor- Anyone have this happen?

Could be your compressor starting to seize up, causing the belt to slip. Happened to my Chevy bus. Made one hell of a noise as well.
If this is a new phenomenon, what would cause a sudden miss-alignment of the pulleys ?