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by LeffeBrune
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 2506
Belgium

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Got the car back today. Turned out that the electrical problem was the battery not the dynamo/ alternator. The oil leak was linked to a joint at the oil pressure pump. The garage also fixed 2 gas leaks. BTW, the guy who owns the garage races the Le Mans Vlasddic every year and in his younger days ra...
by LeffeBrune
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 2506
Belgium

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Lucky it happened today as we had planned to spend time with friends from Brussels in this area. The hotel we booked was just 30 minutes away from the garage. Our friends picked us up and ee are now relaxing in the hotel waiting for a call from the garage. Will keep you posted. I think we may have p...
by LeffeBrune
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 2506
Belgium

Re: Help needed. - Starter failure

Thanks to all for the quick responses. Jaguar Bayonne send us to a garage specialized in classic cars. Turned out it was not the starter but the alternator. They will replace it. However, there are 2 other issues: loss of oil and a strange sound. Hopefully all done when we leave for home on Monday. ...
by LeffeBrune
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help needed. - Starter failure
Replies: 14
Views: 2506
Belgium

Help needed. - Starter failure

We are still on our Tour de France. This morning, the car (S1 4.2) did not start. It only made a click when I pushed the starter button. I first thought it might be the battery but after we push started the car, the ampimeter indicated that the battery was charged. We drove for a good 30 minutes bef...
by LeffeBrune
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 1691
Belgium

Re: Horn push assembly

Thanks. I will check the wiper contact. I also thought that the relay was near the battery (it was the only part that I found that resembled the design of the relay that I found on the SG Barrat side). It did not make a click though when I pushed the horn button.
by LeffeBrune
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Horn push assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 1691
Belgium

Horn push assembly

Ian currently on the road in France. All good, except that the horn stopped working (again). I checked the fuse and it is ok. I could not detect any click on the relay, although I am not sure I correctly located the relay. I wanted to check the horn push assembly but don’t know how to access/open it...
by LeffeBrune
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2470
Belgium

Answer -- What could be the cause of this noise

Again thanks to everyone. The culprit was indeed the waterthrower. My garage simply took it out saying that it is in any event not a necessary piece.
by LeffeBrune
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2470
Belgium

Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Thanks a lot Steve!
by LeffeBrune
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2470
Belgium

Re: What could be the cause of this noise

Thanks for the responses.

Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is the waterthrower?

Georg
by LeffeBrune
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What could be the cause of this noise
Replies: 13
Views: 2470
Belgium

What could be the cause of this noise

Driving my S1 4.2 OTS on the motor way, I suddenly notice an odd noise seeming to come from the rear back. It's a pretty high pitch sounding as if one shakes a ring with a bunch of keys. The noise is not constant but appears when you drive over a bump in the road, also when driving over it a fairly ...
by LeffeBrune
Mon May 28, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering wheel question
Replies: 5
Views: 1318
Belgium

Steering wheel question

My S1 OTS is registered in Germany. Last Friday I took it to the TÜV (the German equivalent to what I think is the MOT in the UK). They took issue wit the steering wheel. They said that only wheels that have a letter combination engraved are permissible. Others could be cheap and unsafe aftermarket ...
by LeffeBrune
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump not working after winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2516
Belgium

Re: Fuel pump not working after winter

Thanks for all the good advice. Eventually, I decided replacing the pump by an electronic pump. Once installed, the car started at the second attempt and that after having been idle since October. I then got an oil change and a good thorough check and now look forward to the season.
by LeffeBrune
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump not working after winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2516
Belgium

Re: Fuel pump not working after winter

First of all, thanks for the responses so far. I checked that the pump has power and it does. I also tried the hammer again several times but unfortunately to no avail. Mark, would you have a picture of the Bakelite or plastic cap? And where would I find the fuel filter? Sorry for asking such basic ...
by LeffeBrune
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel pump not working after winter
Replies: 7
Views: 2516
Belgium

Fuel pump not working after winter

I tried to start my S1 after the winter (last tour about late October). Battery ok but fuel pump does not seem to work (no tock tock tock after turning the key). I already tried to deblock it hitting it with hammer but no luck. I also opened the fuel tank, which is about half full. Any suggestions w...
by LeffeBrune
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 78
Views: 13005
Belgium

Re: New Forum

A belated but very sincere thanks to David and others who worked so hard on the new forum. It looks very good.

Georg
by LeffeBrune
Tue May 17, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What could this noise be?
Replies: 8
Views: 2674
Belgium

Thanks Ralph. The garage did take it to a test ride but, to be fair, this only occurs in certain situations (hard right turn, low speed, acceleration). I did not notice it on the way from the garage to the highway (although I did do a couple of hard right turns). So it is possible that this simply d...
by LeffeBrune
Tue May 17, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What could this noise be?
Replies: 8
Views: 2674
Belgium

Thanks guys. I would go back to the guy who installed it but it's a 500 km drive :( . Going forward, I will keep the Leffe for myself :-).

Georg
by LeffeBrune
Mon May 16, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: What could this noise be?
Replies: 8
Views: 2674
Belgium

What could this noise be?

I had a new 5 speed gearbox put into my S1 4.2 OTS together with a new propshaft. Also had new tires mounted. Drove it over 1000 km already. All fine except one thing. On sharp right turns, at fairly low speed, but under load, there is a loud noise, like a tock, tock bang, and you feel something is ...
by LeffeBrune
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Time needed for specific works
Replies: 22
Views: 5727
Belgium

I now have the break-down: Removing, engine, transmission, clutch and propshaft: 3 man x 12 h = 36 h This includes: remove hood; remove interior trim around tunnel cover; remove seats; drain hydraulic tubes clutch; remove tunnel cover; remove prop shaft; disconnect electric cables and tubes from eng...
by LeffeBrune
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Time needed for specific works
Replies: 22
Views: 5727
Belgium

Christopher and Andrew: Thanks.

Christopher: What do you mean by taking the glass out for the trim? I should have mentioned that they did not re-trimm the dashboard.