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by EDW3694
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Lancashire
Replies: 21
Views: 9149
Great Britain

Re: New member in Lancashire

Hi Kenny, I’m not too far away from you and I own a S3 2+2. I occasionally take it to the Corner House and The Scotch. Let me me know when your going and I’ll meet you there and we can talk E Types.
Simon
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by EDW3694
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 5873
Great Britain

Re: Oil pressure gauge

Thanks for the responses. I’ve had look at the wiring and nothing is obvious. The new oil pressure sensor was installed when the engine was out of the car and now I’m trying to figure out how to get a hand to it to check the terminals. Which is the easiest route to it? Do I take off the exhaust syst...
by EDW3694
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 5873
Great Britain

Oil pressure gauge

Hello When I turn the ignition on, my oil pressure gauge goes to about 90%. When the car is started it goes to maximum. A new pressure sensor was fitted in 2017. I’m sure this isn’t how it should read, any ideas what is wrong? https://i.postimg.cc/9fs3bx9W/A52_DC96_C-_BFF6-4_F00-8_EE0-8_FBCB6_CD8_AC...
by EDW3694
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 29
Views: 10034
Great Britain

Re: New clutch

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by EDW3694
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New arrival on forum
Replies: 9
Views: 2549
Great Britain

Re: New arrival on forum

Hi Nigel Welcome to the forum and I see that you aren't very far away from me. I also have S3 which was owned by a Southport family for 21 years. There are couple of good car meets in the area. I've done a couple e type club events but never seen anything in SW Lancs so would be interested in trying...
by EDW3694
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New clutch
Replies: 29
Views: 10034
Great Britain

New clutch

Hi,
I'm contemplating getting a new clutch fitted due to a very heavy clutch pedal and high point of engagement. Is this an engine out job or can it be left in and what would the approximate cost be if it was done at a garage?
Thanks
Simon
by EDW3694
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Reverse lamp switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1523
Great Britain

Re: Reverse lamp switch

Hi
Thanks for the info. Ive got all the other switches and lights working on the car so I looks like I've left the trickyist one to last.
Simon
by EDW3694
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sheared otter switch bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 3251
Great Britain

Re: Sheared otter switch bolt

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This is a pic of my car (hopefully, if I've sorted photobucket)
Simon
by EDW3694
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Reverse lamp switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1523
Great Britain

Reverse lamp switch

Hi
I have a manual S3 2+2 and am trying to get the reversing lamps to work. I'm wondering where the switch is and what is the best way to get at it? Also is the correct reverse lamp bulb 21w?
Thanks
Simon
by EDW3694
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sheared otter switch bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 3251
Great Britain

Re: Sheared otter switch bolt

Hi
Thanks for the info. Now have fitted a new housing, otter switch and bolts.
Run up to temperature and the fans came on and no leaks :bigrin:
Simon
by EDW3694
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sheared otter switch bolt
Replies: 9
Views: 3251
Great Britain

Sheared otter switch bolt

Hi While replacing the otter switch I've sheared one of the bolts off in the threads of the housing. I've ordered a new housing but can't source any new bolts. Barrett's and Manners' both say they are unavailable. Does anyone know what size/thread they are or know where I could get hold of 3 new one...
by EDW3694
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyre pressures
Replies: 1
Views: 1341
Great Britain

Tyre pressures

I've recently replaced the Dunlop SP tyres on my S3 2+2 with Michelin 205/70/15 tyres. Should the tyre pressures remain as recommended in the original handbook. Out of interest I put the car on a weighbridge and the front axle was 770kg and the rear 730kg ( full tank of fuel, no driver,passenger or ...
by EDW3694
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 3444
Great Britain

Ian
Thanks for the advice. Me and my youngest son spent the afternoon altering the exhaust and have increased the ground clearance from 3 to 6 inch. In fact the lowest point now is the front clamp at start of the exhaust.
Should now be able to get out of my yard now without scrapping something.
Simon
by EDW3694
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 3444
Great Britain

Thanks Ian
The IRS to floor is 185mm around the lip and 190mm to the centre area. So it's running a bit low. How many spacers are required to return it to 200mm.
I'll try some new bands as well.
Simon
by EDW3694
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 3444
Great Britain

New member

Hi everyone, I've finally done it (to much amazement from the wife and children)and joined the E Type Club and bought a '72 S3 2+2, RHD Manual.The car has been little used in the last 34 years but is low mileage and has been dry stored, so I'm hoping it's a good one. I'm glad I've found this forum a...