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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: 202
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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: 2
Views: 89
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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: 13
Views: 445
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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: 171
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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: 381
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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 ?
by Ole-xke1974
Sun May 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 7
Views: 286
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Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Dear all, The left door of my E OTS SIII does not have door drain hole shrouds. I neither find these drain shrouds in the original spare parts catalogue nor a supplier for them . Drain shrouds for SI are available from suppliers, e.g. SNG Barratt (BD20878/1) but they have a different design in comp...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Header Tank Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 263
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Re: Header Tank Corrosion

JJC wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:47 am
Mark is correct......conduct routine maintenance. Use the right mix, and you should have no problem. Simple....and Evans is a waste of money.

Good luck !
BS .........
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Header Tank Corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 263
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Re: Header Tank Corrosion

Mine is not coated, but I use "Evans" waterless coolant which will cause no corrosion and is a coolant for life. The boiling point twice (~200C/~400F) the boiling point of normal coolant, which will prevent the risk of hotspots in the heads with dropped valve seats as a potential result. Saved me on...
by Ole-xke1974
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lenses Series 3
Replies: 10
Views: 357
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Re: Front indicator lenses Series 3

I'm pretty sure I have seen lenses with amber and white vertically divided. My US lights are vertically divided but the socket for the outside white parking light was blanked off and only the dual filament socket used. I decided to have white parking lights and amber indicators as well as the delete...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 384
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Re: Serious miss

Or if you have an old banger, you can slowly use what ever you drain from the E in that. :?:
However not if it's a diesel. :wow:
by Ole-xke1974
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheel tool
Replies: 3
Views: 355
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Re: Wheel tool

That's pretty cool. I have a similar one for the eared spinners. Much gentler on the chrome.
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 307
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Re: S3 Engine Lifting Eyes

George, this picture may give you an idea. It's the RH cylinder bank with the valve cover removed and the cam timing tool installed. To the right you can see the lifting eye. My car has 3. The front LH lifting eye is missing, most likely due to a previous engine overhaul. I think it uses the cylinde...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 960
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

I had a 13" (maybe 14") MotoLita wheel from an other car 30 ish years ago lying around and installed in my S3 a few years ago. At the same time I reduced the power steering oil pressure for a more connected feeling. Mine is the thin rim and I'd prefer it slightly thicker, but not when I already have...
by Ole-xke1974
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?
Replies: 9
Views: 390
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Re: V12 sereis 3 Exhaust ..straight or std?

HI .. part of me want to keep original, but there's curiosity as to what effect the straight through system would have??? anyone done this or got any first hand experience? I have the Bell SS system but have replaced the rear resonator with straight through 2" pipes. SS off course :bigrin: The soun...
by Ole-xke1974
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 open lights to S1.5 lights conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2658
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Re: S3 open lights to S1.5 lights conversion

FYI, my avatar shows Marek's kit installed on an S3.
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern
Replies: 5
Views: 293
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Re: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern

It was beginning of 2018, so they may have sorted their mess out by now. Mind you, not a word to say sorry or anything. Just not a good experience. The product is fine, just not the customer interface.
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern
Replies: 5
Views: 293
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Re: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern

Toby, If you plan to go silicone from Samco, a word of caution. My kit was delivered with 4 incorrect size hoses. It took them 4-6 weeks to get it sorted out. My recommendation is to make sure they are all the correct sizes as soon as possible and not when you're assembling the car on a deadline to ...
by Ole-xke1974
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 689
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Toby, Yes, that shows the connectors. I'll have to go and look at my car, but it isn't that many. From memory: A heavy gauge 12V (brown, I believe) 12V switched on by ignition, a ground (negative) a control wire from the AC relay (not sure if the AC wire is present on a non-ac car. 3 maybe 4 in tota...
by Ole-xke1974
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 689
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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: 210
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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...