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by Bob.
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 138
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Re: S3 V12 Stromberg/Dizzy vacuum pipes

Hello Matt, You will find the original vacuum pipework layouts in the Parts Manual under section 30 - see the forum knowledge base (you need to be logged in to find this). As Simon says above the system will depend on build date and market the car was originally supplied to. Note that there is an ad...
by Bob.
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 548
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Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

The canister type filter retained by a spring was introduced part way through S3 production, but at the same time the glass bowl was replaced by a metal container, so debris was no longer visible anyway. (The filter unit had already been moved to the boot and been hidden behind a steel guard). https...
by Bob.
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 starter motor removal
Replies: 4
Views: 257
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Re: s3 starter motor removal

Hi Rob

You might find this thread of interest http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=103478#p103478

Bob
by Bob.
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 26
Views: 1211
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Re: oil pressure woes

Hi John Yours being a 1971 car, if it has the original engine, will have the oil pressure switch and pressure sender located low down on the LH side of the block near the rear of the engine in a pretty inacessible place. The tapping is into the main oil gallery. This area is close to the exhaust and...
by Bob.
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Centre Arm Rest storage box for series 3 V12
Replies: 6
Views: 320
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Re: Centre Arm Rest storage box for series 3 V12

Hi Nick,
From a quick look through the parts lists and diagrams for S2 OTS, FHC and 2+2, it appears that the only commonality carried over to S3 is the S2 2+2 hinged armrest BD 28919.
Bob
by Bob.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 5490
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Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

chrisfell wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Anyone else remember 75watt sealed beam units?
Not only remember them but still have them fitted to my Rover P6.

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by Bob.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 51
Views: 1997
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Re: Forum Downtime

I've certainly missed the forum, thanks for all your efforts David, .
Bob
by Bob.
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy
Replies: 7
Views: 662
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Re: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy

Extract from Roger Bywater's website http://www.jagweb.com/aj6eng/v12-engine/page4.php As the 1970s progressed the thirst of the V12, even with electronic fuel injection, became a matter for serious concern and a number of ways to improve it were tried. Stratified charge pre-combustion chambers were...
by Bob.
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air conditioning experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1405
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Re: Air conditioning experiences

Re RHD AC, this RHD (converted from LHD) is for sale in Australia but retains the original LHD AC kit. [/code]https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Jaguar-E-Type-1972/SSE-AD-4894535/?Cr=8[code]. Anywhere near you Garry? The only visible concession, apart from the fan intrusion in the footwell ...
by Bob.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 784
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

Hi Dave, This is what I think has been happening and over a long period, others may disagree. The V12, unlike the 6 cylinder cars, has the two brake reservoirs at significantly different heights (probably about a foot without measuring it), the one feeding the master cylinder and front brakes on the...
by Bob.
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 784
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

The overflowing brake fluid and corrosion of the cap of the bottom reservoir suggest that the car has stood for a long time in the past. High level of moisture in the brake fluid causing the corrosion and transfer of fluid from the top reservoir to the bottom one due to leakage passed the seals on t...
by Bob.
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on
Replies: 14
Views: 784
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Re: Brake fluid/Handbrake warning light permanently on

Check brake fluid cap switch
Welcome - sounds silly but did you check the switches on both brake fluid reservoirs?
by Bob.
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 955
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Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Perhaps make it part of the deal that the seller delivers it to Dover for you?
by Bob.
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 1416
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Paul I was trying to say that the damage to the tips of the teeth of the ring gear has been caused by the starter pinion already rotating at considerable speed when it tries to engage the ring gear teeth, rather than engaging fully before rotating with full power. Sorry the pictures aren't cleare...
by Bob.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 1416
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi James and Hilton, The V12 does not use a spacer, but the auto and manual do use different length fixing bolts. This is what the gear reduction starter did to the leading edge of the teeth of my ring gear. It appears to have been operating as an inertia rather than pre engaged starter. You can als...
by Bob.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 1416
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Hilton, Glad to help and to hear that you got it fitted in the end, now enjoy the camping. The weight of the original lucas is 23.4lbs (10.7kg) and the new type 8.4lbs (3.8kg) so yes a big difference when trying to manhandle the thing back in. https://s15.postimg.cc/gpwhk47jf/Starter_Top_Bolt_Acc...
by Bob.
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 1416
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Top bolt - footwell access point https://s33.postimg.cc/40ynd1su7/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_00.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/c3wtocaun/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_0.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/t4fpx2dm7/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_1.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/fard80sqn/Starter_Top_Bolt_Access_2.jpg
by Bob.
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging
Replies: 25
Views: 1416
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Re: Starter motor not disengaging

Hi Hilton You don't say what year your S3 is but if you do go down the gear reduction starter route make sure you specify the pinion diameter. 1971 cars were 29mm, all later V12s were 25mm. The 134 teeth ring gears for 1971 cars are unobtainable, the 160 teeth for later cars are available. My own ex...
by Bob.
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fresh Air Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 640
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Re: Fresh Air Vents

My Nov 71 does not have it either.
My understanding is that the additional footwell fresh air cooling system was introduced in April, possibly May 1972 starting from car numbers -
OTS 1S1236 RHD 1S20173 LHD
Coupe 1S51016 RHD 1S72682 LHD

Bob
by Bob.
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How many made
Replies: 7
Views: 620
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Re: How many made

Nice period features - Wolfrace? wheels and bullet door mirror. At least you are not burdened with the complexity of all the vacuum operated emission equipment fitted to US and later non US cars. Good luck with the recommissioning, plenty of knowledge here and on Jag-Lovers if you need help. Keep us...