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by madjack4
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WAKEFIELD JAGUAR RESTORERS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE
Replies: 0
Views: 187
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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: 241
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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: 251
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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: 251
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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: 251
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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: 206
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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 ...
by madjack4
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anti Freeze
Replies: 4
Views: 411
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Re: Anti Freeze

Blue red is used in modern engines and they say it doesn't mix ?
by madjack4
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine chugs when power is taken off
Replies: 10
Views: 573
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Re: Engine chugs when power is taken off

Hi tight spark plug gaps cause that problem try gapping them slightly wider than they should be and see if it improves the problem
by madjack4
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clutch pushrod removal
Replies: 7
Views: 321
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Re: Clutch pushrod removal

Welcome to the world of old e -types this is what you are up against on every job you do heat it up and work it loose u will get used to this type of thing or you will sell it
Regards
by madjack4
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear hub carrier - colour?
Replies: 10
Views: 582
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Re: Rear hub carrier - colour?

HI EASY ALLOY WHEEL CLEANER AND A STIFF BRUSH BRINGS THEM UP LIKE NEW

REGARDS ROB
by madjack4
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 564
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Re: Can anyone in UK drill a Stromberg CD175 Ported Vacuum

Hi im sure u can get any good engineering company to drill and fit a take off the guy at british vac co is very helpful he told me where to drill mine as it happened i fitted a set of new su carbs they had a ported vac fitted .And just leave the advance unit in the distributor it will work ok withou...
by madjack4
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.
Replies: 4
Views: 566
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Re: Jaguar E Type Series 2 - Pressure sender failures.

Hi ive had the same problem on my v12 3 in 4 years and they are awful to fit on early s3 mine came from barratts there must be another supplier doing a reliable unit i got told the problem why they go faulty is because i use the car e types are meant to be looked at and polished not used HA HA Regar...
by madjack4
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?
Replies: 14
Views: 831
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Re: Clutch plate stuck in disengaged position?

Hi the the problem u have is the seals have swollen in the master cylinder blocking the fluid return to reservoir so when u release the clutch its not fully going back to check open the bleed nipple on the slave to release the pressure i think u find it works for a couple of times till pressure buil...
by madjack4
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 15
Views: 2681
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Re: New clutch

Hi I am a s3 v12 owner and garage owner the correct way to replace the clutch is to remove the engine and box the clutch will be lighter with a new clutch due to angle of the diaphragm spring as the clutch plate wears the diaphragm spring sits out further needing more force to press it modern cars n...
by madjack4
Tue May 10, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Replacement starter motors . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1457
Great Britain

Hi Be very careful when replacing starter measure the diameter of the pinion on the old one my 72 v12 had wrong starter on when i bought it it sounded awful most early 72s have a larger pinion a lot of the specialists dont know what it should have i learnt the hard way with a chewed up ring gear jus...
by madjack4
Tue May 10, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Right hand drive conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3716
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Hi Dave
Checked availability of parts and worked out a price
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sun May 08, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Right hand drive conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3716
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Hi Dave
Anytime that is best for you
Regards Rob
by madjack4
Sat May 07, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Right hand drive conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 3716
Great Britain

Hi Dave I have converted my s3 roadster over from left to right hand drive i run my own garage in wakefield west yorkshire i would be happy to quote you on the conversion you have to remove the aircon fit new lower dash panels and centre console the column will change to the other side but it is the...
by madjack4
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Poor hot starting and high idle
Replies: 6
Views: 3509
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poor hot starting

Hi i had same problem vac retard unit should not work when engine is hot the vac pipe goes through a thermostat on end of right manifold water jacket if thats shot it retards timing 10deg that is enough to stop it starting when hot disconect vac pipe block it of so no air can leak into manifold set ...