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by driver
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Great Britain

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: 837
Great Britain

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: 837
Great Britain

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: 1283
Great Britain

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: 415
Great Britain

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: 5854
Great Britain

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: 709
Great Britain

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: 709
Great Britain

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: 2453
Great Britain

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: 7244
Great Britain

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: 1189
Great Britain

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: 1658
Great Britain

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.
by driver
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Great Britain

s3 brakes

Hi everyone , I am not to happy with the performance of my brakes on my s3 .
It passed MOT ok but im still not happy .Maybe I am just comparing with my modern day brakes on my daily driver. Any suggestions on a possible upgrade?
Thanks Rob Gill.
by driver
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto transmission oil leaks
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Great Britain

Re: Auto transmission oil leaks

Hi Rob Gill here,
I replaced my seal last year, ring me between 8pm to 10pm tonight or any other night and I will explain.
DONT UNDO ANY OF THE BOLTS THAT SURROUND THE OIL SEAL!.
by driver
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?
Replies: 70
Views: 9297
Great Britain

Re: Anyone started to use their e-types yet?

Hi everyone,
Took mine out Saturday, wolverhampton to bridgenorth I could only park safely on Aldi so Mrs E type went shopping in their, and I finished doing a 50 mile loop,all went well,.....so that's why you were happy to go to aldi she said! :bigrin: .
All the best Rob Gill
by driver
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Great Britain

Re: Ballast Resistor

Hi Rob Gill here, you may find you end up replacing lots of parts to no avail , it may be worth considering replacing the complete system from barratts ,I had similar problems and this cured all my problems. Remember your trying to things which are 45 years old.
All the best Rob Gill.
by driver
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Great Britain

Re: Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve

Thank you so much . What a fantastic forum this is ,I get a reply from austrailia for an item that's for sale in America ,brilliant just brilliant.
The joys of owning an e type. :bigrin: :drinkingcheers:
by driver
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Great Britain

Crankshaft pulley/damper cone sleeve

Hi I need one of these parts .
The part no.is c13892.
I have tried all of the usual suppliers and their not made any more.
does anyone know where I might get one from?
Thanks Rob Gill. :salute:
by driver
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 front crankshaft seal
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: s3 front crankshaft seal

I must admit that method has crossed my mind! :bigrin:
by driver
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 front crankshaft seal
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Great Britain

Re: s3 front crankshaft seal

Thanks , it looks it is going to be a bit of a fight :hammerdrill: