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by danxke
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type
Replies: 19
Views: 2436
Germany

Re: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type

Interestingly XJ6's came with oil coolers (I don't know which series, though), and they were fitted in front of the radiator, just as I did. I suspect that's bad design because the oil cooler warms up the radiator and disturbs the air flow. I guess the oil cooler with scoop would be better: https://...
by danxke
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type
Replies: 19
Views: 2436
Germany

Re: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type

Idk, I thought it would be improvement required to anticipate climate change :-|
No?
by danxke
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type
Replies: 19
Views: 2436
Germany

Re: Oil cooler XJ6 on E type

Hi there, let me post a brief report of my endevours to fit an oil cooler to my S1 4,2L! 1. I've replaced the original oil canister socket by a XJ6 S1 socket with outlets for an oil cooler. The threads are 5/8" BSP with inner cone. https://i.postimg.cc/769yQgf5/oilcooler1.jpg 2. I've fitted a oil th...
by danxke
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Germany

Crack in reservoir bottle

Hello,

well, I guess the leak is in the bottom of the bottle:

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This is the "re-enforced" type with the metal pipe in the nipple (C36607 CLUTCH RES.BOTTLE SQ), also from the usual, 2 years old.

Had anybody else this issue with new bottles?

greetings
Dan
by danxke
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Germany

New Clutch slave cylinder: losing fluid overnight?

Hi there, I've purchased a clutch slave cylinder (C21470# CLUTCH SLAVE CYL, ca. 40EUR, 18 months ago) from the usual ;-) After 500 mls I noticed that it lost 150 ml fluid overnight, after a ride in hot weather (25°C+). I topped the fluid up, and it appears that it is still incontinent, but just not ...
by danxke
Fri May 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VSE engine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Germany

Re: VSE engine problem

Hi, had 2 engines rebuilt by them, no problems, reputable people. It`s a petty that they terminated their business.
by danxke
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

PS: wrt the maximum torque the allen screw can bear... well, at a certain point the allen key started to turn in the head of the screw :sad: despite a new screw and a new key... :banghead:
by danxke
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke - updte

Hello all, just a quick update: I've extracted the steering column from the car in order to inspect the splines on the yoke: - foto 1 shows the splines of the lower yoke: https://i.postimg.cc/SKQf8cNw/lower-yoke-splines.png - foto 2 shows the yoke on the upper-end of the steering column: https://i.p...
by danxke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke - bit of progress - and a question!

Hi there, I started working on getting rid of the loose fitting of the lower steering yoke on the steering rack pinion. Stage 1: remove the old allen screw. I managed to remove the allen screw of the lower half of the yoke (the upper half of the yoke is integral part of the steering column, remember...
by danxke
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

Hello Dave,
thank for the measurement! This will help me a lot.
Kind regards
Dan
by danxke
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

Hello Dave, you wrote "good fit", this means you cannot turn the yoke even if the pinch screw is away? Could you do me a favour and measure the outer diameter of the pinion and the inner dia of the yokes? I cannot turn my yoke by hand but it is rocking up and down on the shaft (and ofcourse sliding ...
by danxke
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

Politeperson has posted the OE and aftermarket parts side-by-side:

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by danxke
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke: anybody using an aftermarket yoke?

Hi there, thank you for the input sofar. Although I am a bit reluctant to drill or saw into the knuckle... Dave's approach to buy joints that have the recessed bolt and to use the lower half of it, doesn't seem to work out for me because the "usuals" don't offer that part... But they offer a repro p...
by danxke
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

Hello Dave, I had managed to buy a couple of joints which had the recessed bolt section on one end and the conventional though bolt on the other. This appears to be a viable way! From your observations, where does the play come from: the splines on the yoke or on the steering rack pinion? The silver...
by danxke
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lower Steering Column Yoke
Replies: 16
Views: 3861
Germany

Re: Lower Steering Column Yoke

Hi there, my yoke has exactly the same issue! The splines don't really show excessive wear, so I would assume that the play was tolerated during manufacturing period. In any case, a fellow member from "the other forum" pointed to a similar issue with MGA steering yokes and a service bulleting from t...
by danxke
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 5219
Germany

Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

These are sad news, my condolences to his family.

Please find his obituary here: https://www.todesanzeigenportal.ch/tode ... ugh/David/
by danxke
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 71
Views: 17243
Germany

Re: rolling road figures

Heuer wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Everything we know is here: http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?p=2553#p2553
I simply cannot wrap my head around the fact that just a coil pack and an ECU achieve a performance gain like that. Even compared to 123! Has somebody an understanding how that can be?

regards
Dan
by danxke
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 71
Views: 17243
Germany

Re: rolling road figures: ECU users here?

Dan. That hardware kit is still available. The kit was originally destined to be a complete turnkey kit with ECU and loom, but we dropped that when we stopped ECU production about 3 years ago. Hello, did you adapt the software/parameters of the ECU to the XK-engine, or was it more or less standard ...
by danxke
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 71
Views: 17243
Germany

Re: rolling road figures

A few years back, when we were still in the ECU business and had our own rolling road, we did some back to back testing on a standard 4.2 Etype , mainly to see how a well mapped ignition system affected the torque, but it also shows a stock SU equipped power curve alongside the same engine fitted w...
by danxke
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 3 SU-carbs: oscillating AFR-value
Replies: 13
Views: 1744
Germany

Re: 3 SU-carbs: oscillating AFR-value

Hello there, upon Mr Heuers recommendation I checked my fuel pressure, which is ca. 5 PSI (ca. 0.34 bar): https://i.postimg.cc/mr6Z6zGC/pierburg-fuelpressure.png I've replaced my Pierburg pump with a new SU pump, and installed a fuel pressure regulator between filter and carburetors. I set the fuel ...