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by MSM
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Engine Instruction Manual
Replies: 22
Views: 1691
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Re: V12 Engine Instruction Manual

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers version is available on their website as a .pdf for free. I am a member so that may be why it is free. It is a 15 page document.

Although it appears to be an interesting read it may not be exactly what thermojac is looking for.
by MSM
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mig welder advice
Replies: 33
Views: 6716
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Re: Mig welder advice

This is a very interesting thread which I have just discovered. Although I have a MIG welder, before reading this I had not heard of gasless MIG welding. Having now done a little research it would seem that one of the disadvantages of the process is the amount of smoke and fumes produced compared wi...
by MSM
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1666
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Re: High beam problem

Bonjour Yves In spite of what Heuer says. There is obviously some interaction between the high beam and low beam wiring when the LED bulbs are connected to the car connector. It may help the investigation to power only main or dip LED individually. Can I suggest that you connect the LED bulbs to the...
by MSM
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1666
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Re: High beam problem

You may need to remove the other sugar scoop as well to check the smaller wiring connector.
by MSM
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: High beam problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1666
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Re: High beam problem

Is that resistance of 111 ohms with the bulbs connected or not? If bulbs connected, I don't know. If bulbs not connected, there is a partial short between the wires which needs correcting.
by MSM
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 help
Replies: 22
Views: 1524
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Re: S1 4.2 help

My centre heat shield was fitted with screws. I refitted the original, so the holes are in the correct places, although I cannot say if the fixings should originally be pop rivets or screws. The parts list says pop rivets but no reason why you should not use self tappers if you prefer. Useful photo...
by MSM
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 help
Replies: 22
Views: 1524
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Re: S1 4.2 help

Rear heat shield is held on with 8 pop rivets.
by MSM
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 help
Replies: 22
Views: 1524
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Re: S1 4.2 help

Bryan

The larger under body heat shield fits above the two central silencers. The smaller one fits alongside the bell housing and under the gearbox. The exhaust system needs to be off the car before you can fit them.
by MSM
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet
Replies: 7
Views: 551
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Re: S3 wiring loom main bulkhead grommet

Hi Drewpy

These people may be able to help - I have not looked for your grommet but they have the right company name!!

https://www.grommets.co.uk/
by MSM
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Dolly
Replies: 11
Views: 2770
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Re: Rear Dolly

The rear dolly that I borrowed from Series 1 Stu is still gathering dust in my shed but is seeking a new car to temporarily support. If you need one please make contact so that it can make itself useful again.
by MSM
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Screw source
Replies: 4
Views: 582
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Re: Screw source

I'm looking for the screws closing the rear lignt and the covers side light  :thumbsup:  . There is not any reference on the Jaguar documentation.  :scratchheadyellow: Hope someone can help. If you mean the front and rear lights on S2 and S3 cars the screws are 6-32 UNC x 1 inch long pan head. Not ...
by MSM
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater control valve removal , hopefully!
Replies: 11
Views: 769
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Re: Heater control valve removal , hopefully!

Hi Grant

Assuming the heater valve is to be replaced, judicious use of a junior hacksaw to split the body of the valve may be worth a try if you can get in there. You need to be careful not to nick the pipe though.
by MSM
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Indicators not working and Positive earth
Replies: 36
Views: 1564
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Re: Indicators not working and Positive earth

If i check the voltage across the battery i get 24c ???. If i check the voltage from the - post the the body I get 24volts. What am i doing wrong or do i just not understand the whole positive earth concept. Any advice would be appreciated. Tony Tony - I suspect your meter is either faulty or set i...
by MSM
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4327
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Re: Am I overheating?

I am not sure why the header tank and radiator side tanks would remain hot if the core is cool unless somehow the core was being bypassed. Presumably you are feeling the temperature of the radiator core by placing your hand on it and trying to judge the temperature with your palm. If the fan is run...
by MSM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4327
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Re: Am I overheating?

The header tank shouldn't be an empty container and I believe that is your issue. Good luck, Chris The header tank for the 3.8 has 2 connections and that for the 4.2 has 3 connections. If your header tank is empty as you say, the coolant flow through the radiator will be short circuited and not giv...
by MSM
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 1695
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Re: Pitted tappets

I thought that I'd share some pictures of the worst offender It certainly looks as though it has been attacked with some sort of grinder. It measured 74 thou in the middle, 77 thou at the thick edge and 63 thou at the thin edge! That is absolutely appalling. No wonder you were having trouble gettin...
by MSM
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 68
Views: 4327
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Re: Am I overheating?

Classic fan rotation symptom. Aftermarket fan motor is possibly permanent magnet not series-wound, so try switching wires. Lots of air movement can still be deceptive. Use a thermometer to cross check the gauge. Feel the top hose get hot as tstat opens. Paul has said that it overheats running in th...
by MSM
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2809
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

AussieEtype wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:13 am
The floor above the centre mufflers is already shielded with a fibrous plate.
Assuming that it is still there after 40 - 50 years, the same comment applies to the gearbox heat shield. Easy to reinstall when the exhaust is off but impossible otherwise.
by MSM
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1732
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Re: Front suspension

Rory

The SC Parts book is useful in that it gives nut and bolt sizes although is not helpful with washers.