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by driver
Sun May 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox removal with engine in situ
Replies: 21
Views: 3796
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Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

Hi if you use 3 ton axle stands , I found these seem to extend higher and still keeping nice and solid you will get the car high enough to withdraw the gearbox, I would use a transmission jack to take the weight of the gearbox as well. I took my centre console and seats out as well to make it easier...
by driver
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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Re: timing chain replacment

Hi Marek,
does the cam cover have to be removed to enable you to see where the top of the tensioner locates?
Thanks Rob.
by driver
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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Re: timing chain replacment

Hi Marek does does the cam cover have to be removed?.
Thanks again Rob.
by driver
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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Re: timing chain replacment

Hi Marek, with the timing chain cover off the top of the tensioner is not visable.
(where it locates)
Thanks Rob.
by driver
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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Re: timing chain replacment

HI ,when changing the tensioner without moving the cylinder head how is it possible to see where to locate the top part of the tensioner?
thanks
Rob. :scratchheadyellow: :scratchheadyellow:
by driver
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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Re: timing chain replacment

I would be changing the tensioners / guides etc.
would it be wise to have join in the chain? .
Rob.
by driver
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1069
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timing chain replacment

Hi is it possible to change the timing chain on a V12 without removing cylinder heads.
Rob Gill.
by driver
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Electrical Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1014
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Re: S3 Electrical Problem

Hi Rob Gill here,
might be worth checking/cleaning as many earth connections as possible.
All the best.

(ref other subjects you cant beat a good s3 ! :bigrin: )
by driver
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1952
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Re: New Owner

Hi Rob Gill here,
Welcome to the forum,
you will find a fountain of knowledge,experience, opinions ,and more
I never miss my daily dose! :welcomewave: :drinkingcheers:
by driver
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 1711
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Re: Winter Care

Hi Rob Gill here,
oh I see, i'm showing my age now, my wife says im stuck in the 70s. :oops:
by driver
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Care
Replies: 13
Views: 1711
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Re: Winter Care

Hi Rob Gill here,
Back in the day I was always led to believe that the battery should always be disconnected.
Any thoughts on this theory? :?:
by driver
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 2456
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Re: Hello!

Hi Rob Gill here,
from one s3 owner to another,........that looks a beauty! :bigrin: :welcomewave:
by driver
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Strange noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1234
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Strange noise

Hi Rob Gill here , the engine on my v12 seems to run well (good oil pressure no noises etc ). BUT ,I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AWARE OF SLIGHT TINNY /METALIC NOISEJUST OCASIONALLY ON THE ENGINE OVER RUN FROM LOW REVS ,I VERY RARELY GO OVER 2500/3000 RPM.HAVE CHECKED ALL THE USUAL MOVING PARTS AND HEAT SHEILD...
by driver
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Lancashire
Replies: 21
Views: 8108
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Re: New member in Lancashire

Hi, all good points mentioned here. I would ad by saying whatever model you buy keep £10000 in hand for suprises / improvments as your likely to come across some even on a so called A1car. All the best Rob Gill. ps. I can jump in and drive mine any time anywhere (almost :bigrin: ) after 1500 hours w...
by driver
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1104
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Re: Alternator Problems

Ok, I take your point but after 1500 hours input and a change of working circumstances (new business venture)
I just want to jump in and cruise! :bigrin: i have kept all the original parts though.
All the best Rob :P
by driver
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1104
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Re: Alternator Problems

Hi Unless you want to keep everything original, why not just fit a modern alternator. very easy to fit and no problems constantly checking and vetting old components. After doing all the other jobs on the car I just decided I just wanted to just to drive and enjoy the car and this seemed the easy op...
by driver
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member in Gloucestershire
Replies: 12
Views: 3937
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Re: New member in Gloucestershire

hi and welcome, aldridges are very good ,and I found very helpful if you want to DIY.
Rob Gill
by driver
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 9527
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi all I fitted the new sng system 2years ago as an modification.(I never had any problems with the original opus system but I wanted to avoid any potential problems has I was aware of the problems with the original system). I mounted the module on the picture frame as an extra precaution, SNG suppl...
by driver
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3 Speed auto
Replies: 10
Views: 1556
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Re: 3 Speed auto

Hi, that sounds about right ,I have a 3 speed auto.
by driver
Sun May 26, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 butec to alternator conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2158
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s3 butec to alternator conversion

Hi Rob Gill here,
I have brought an alternator conversion kit ,am not to sure about which wires go where, has any one done this change over before.
Any tips would be helpful just to make sure :scratchheadyellow: .
Thanks in anticipation.