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by driver
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 auto to manual conversion.
Replies: 6
Views: 227
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Re: s3 auto to manual conversion.

Thank you for the information guys ,the clutch,s on overdrive sound interesting i will be investigating them when i have the gearbox.
Rob Gill. :wrench: :hammer:
by driver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 auto to manual conversion.
Replies: 6
Views: 227
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s3 auto to manual conversion.

Has anyone done this conversion?
I have an option on a standard gearbox or an overdrive box which appears to be dimensionally identical ,any thoughts or ideas,or spares ie. bellhousing,flywheel ,clutch pedal?
Thanks Rob Gill
by driver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Over excited soon to be owner
Replies: 17
Views: 524
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Re: Over excited soon to be owner

Hi,Rob Gill here,
this not unusual on a s3, i had it on mine.
I cured it by fitting a new SNG Barrett ignition/disributor kit,it came with very clear fitting instructions.
All the best.
by driver
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Charging issue on my series 3
Replies: 8
Views: 242
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Re: Charging issue on my series 3

yes my ignition light was coming on erratically.
by driver
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Charging issue on my series 3
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Great Britain

Re: Charging issue on my series 3

Hi ,Rob Gill here. I had a similar condition on my 1971 s3,had the system checked to find it was the voltage regulator part no. C 31526 that was not working,i dont know the reason why has i am a nuts and bolts man (in other words if i cant see it i dont believe it........... like electricity). But w...
by driver
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 34
Views: 689
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Re: Merry Christmas

Hi everyone,Merry Christmas to you all. I have a little project in my garage,might get 10 minutes on it on christmas day,after i have cooked lunch,wash up ,and been good all day. The price i have to in bribes,........no not cash, i just dont tell anyone about that :bigrin: All the very best wishes, ...
by driver
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: s3 wiper motor
Replies: 0
Views: 83
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s3 wiper motor

Does anyone know how to change wiper stroke from LHD to RHD.
Also the park position is not working......... any ideas?.
Thanks Rob Gill. :helpsign: :thankyouyellow: :scratchheadyellow:
by driver
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posting photos on forum
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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Re: posting photos on forum

I brought the car from uk in april 2016. It was a L/H/D from florida. The body had no rust, the interior all trim rubbers had perished so i removed them. Removed all trim,lights etc and had it repainted. On getting it back from paint before retrimming i decided to change to R/H/D. when this was done...
by driver
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posting photos on forum
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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My s3 2+2

Just a few pictures of my s3,after 18 months of work its beginning to look the part.




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by driver
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posting photos on forum
Replies: 4
Views: 269
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posting photos on forum

Hi Rob Gill here
how do i post photos on forum.
Thanks.
by driver
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)
Replies: 7
Views: 331
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Re: Gearbox oil,leak ( moved from Series 3 forum)

Hi,Rob Gill here.
can you see what part of the gearbox oil is coming from?
by driver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My s3 2+2
Replies: 2
Views: 215
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My s3 2+2

hi, Rob Gill here.
My s3 2+2 was registered on 1.1 71 and exported to america,i would like to find out if it was one of the first s3 built or any other history to the car.
Thanks Rob Gill
by driver
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 302
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Re: Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge

Hi Rob Gill here, If you put the front end on axle stands it is accsessible to change this switch,it is a bit fiddley though. I had this problem when i first had my s3. I have found with a manual this forum and patience/persiverance most jobs can be done. I brought my s3 in April 2016 in this time i...
by driver
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 manual gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 378
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Re: series 3 manual gearbox

Thanks for that info ,as i am thinking of converting to a manual set up.
what about cost and availability,has anyone got the parts they may want to sell?
Thanks again Rob Gill
by driver
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 manual gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 378
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series 3 manual gearbox

Hi,Rob Gill here,
Is the manual gearbox on a s3 the same box on the 2+2 as on the convertable ?
Thanks
by driver
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: opus ignition system
Replies: 22
Views: 1093
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Re: opus ignition system

will this do the v12?
by driver
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: opus ignition system
Replies: 22
Views: 1093
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opus ignition system

I am running on the original opus ignition system,which i would like to up grade .
Any suggestions what to use?
by driver
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest
Replies: 76
Views: 3488
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Re: The end for the MOT for vehicles of historic interest

Why not just keep life simple and keep our pride and joy MOTed!
we all now it makes good sense
by driver
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: overwintering
Replies: 17
Views: 813
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Re: overwintering

I just use a loose fitting nylon cover and have cardboard cartons on floor to absorb any moisture and i may rest a few cartons on cover,always making sure all metal staples are moved in side my drafty garage.also try to warm car up and drive it once a fortnight. Personally i think using the car is t...
by driver
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Power steering problem
Replies: 5
Views: 467
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Re: Power steering problem

we have all done something like that .
its the joy of fixing old cars