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by madjack4
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Slight clonk from back of car
Replies: 5
Views: 314
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Re: Slight clonk from back of car

Hi i had the same problem it ended up being one of the driveshaft UJs no play could be found but when i dismantled the shafts i found the right hand inner joint had one cup that had collapsed no play could be felt on shaft when on the bench i had decided to replace them even though they were new whe...
by madjack4
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 583
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Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi smoke machine inside car and then boot it was a proper snap on machine but no reason why a disco type machine wont do the job
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun May 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 583
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Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi yes mine is a 72 s3 roadster i carnt believe it neither its a different car now no smell at all check your rear lamps and no plate lamp any any holes around back of car
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat May 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 583
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EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hi all having suffered for 5 years will exhaust gasses getting in car when driving with top down ive checked everything i could think of leaking exhaust no engine breather piped to rear of car no all grommets in bulkhead sealed no finally found it i borrowed a smoke machine and filled car and boot s...
by madjack4
Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 614
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Re: Wipers won't stop

Hi your problem will be the park switch in the wiper motor i had the same problem 2 years ago at the time i could not buy a park switch for the etype s3 when i looked at it it reminded me of a old mini switch so i ordered a mini park switch off ebay spot on the motor does not need to be removed just...
by madjack4
Sat May 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?
Replies: 23
Views: 803
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Re: Door lock in handle slot orientation? Up, Down, Both?

Hi
I think that the giggling sticks that connect to the handles can be cut shorter to about 28mts that will allow all the nerds in the clock to rotate anticlockwise then u can make sure the nut behind the wheel is tight and all will be well
Regards :banghead:
by madjack4
Tue May 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 2598
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Re: Garage / workshop

Hi you can get a 2 post lift over a shallow pit that allows u a low roof but the lift needs no base a bit more expensive but works well
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 462
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Re: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings

Hi over the last 6 years since buying my e type in usa then importing it in to the uk i have spent approximately 32k on parts. Out of the parts i have bought i have had to cut,grind,bend and reshape most of them i am in the motor trade so work on cars every day i am afraid most people on this forum ...
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seized brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 403
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Re: Seized brakes

Hi if reaction valve is free check u have all the vacuum pipes to master cylinder the correct way try disconnecting the pipes see if it still sticks on it sounds like something simple just need to find it

Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 462
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Re: Headlamp / sugar scoop chrome mouldings

Hi ive fitted 2 sets of new chrome trims after a accident they need to be gently bent to shape like everything that you buy for a etype 95% of parts that come from the main suppliers are basically cheep crap made in china and the like but what alternative have we got its crap or nothing so we are lu...
by madjack4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 1026
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Re: Insurance

HI Hagerty are a very good company i have a classic policy with 7 bikes and my etype i had a no fault accident in my etype in france last year they were fantastic there European recovery picked it up from the accident site within 30mins and paid for taxi to airport the flight and taxi home the car w...
by madjack4
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 472
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Re: Serious miss

Hi remove fuel pipe at engine put into a 5 ltr fuel container get someone to switch on ignition for a short time to pump a small amount into container pour a small amount onto floor leave it for an hour if its pure petrol it will evaporate completely if it has diesel in tank it will not evaporate it...
by madjack4
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 19
Views: 1673
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

Yet again a debate about ported vac the people that run full vac on a advance unit have not tried ported vac. As a test last week i filled the tank on my s3 v12 roadster on which is just run in after a full rebuild new pistons and liners full set of valves and guides all comprehensions identical and...
by madjack4
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto transmission oil leaks
Replies: 3
Views: 232
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Re: Auto transmission oil leaks

Hi is torque converter fitted to gearbox if not it will leak out even with a new seal
Regards
by madjack4
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WAKEFIELD JAGUAR RESTORERS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE
Replies: 0
Views: 534
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WAKEFIELD JAGUAR RESTORERS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE

A warning to anyone dealing with a wakefield restorer/repairer not a modern jaguar specialist with a double barrelled trading name be very careful i understand they are having big finance problems so no money up front or you may loose it be warned
Regards
by madjack4
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 556
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

Hi as i understand it if red antifreeze is put in a engine thats had blue/green antifreeze it wont mix and it crystallises think thats your problem you need to give it a real good flush out and put blue in red is for newer engines hope that its not same inside block round liners or you will be runni...
by madjack4
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 434
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Re: FUEL FILTER

Hi just an update been to hudsons today it appears this fuel filter problem is a known fault they have had a few filters causing the same problem so be warned you could be the next e type stuck
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 434
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Re: FUEL FILTER

Hi it was not blocked it had collapsed in its self i put air line on it it was clean but the filter material had deteriorated so no fuel would pass through it just poor quality filter
Regards
by madjack4
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 434
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FUEL FILTER

Hi a warning about fuel filters i got let yesterday the engine just lost power out of the blue i stopped restarted it ran for 2 mins then stopped again i nursed it home stopping leaving it for 5 min s then restating it for about 2mins about 200yards at a time. Today checked through fuel system fuel ...
by madjack4
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 front crankshaft seal
Replies: 4
Views: 319
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Re: s3 front crankshaft seal

Hi remove belts get a big socket and long bar wedge it against floor or a strong part of frame flick engine over on key starter will crack bolt loose hey presto the bolt will unscrew remove pulley pull out sleeve that seal runs on flick out seal push new one in with a bit of sealer on outside slide ...