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by Adamski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Removing headrests
Replies: 13
Views: 6372
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Re: Removing headrests

I know this is an old post but I'd thought I'd post my solution to the problem that came as a eureka moment. One of my headrests was stuck in and all the force in the world wouldn't remove it. I got it to go up about 100 mm and then that was it. I figured that the clip was blocking it. I took the se...
by Adamski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning
Replies: 6
Views: 1045
Great Britain

Re: Stromberg 175cd Carb Tuning

If you have the thermostatic temperature sensors in the side of the carbe someone may have backed them off and this allows air in. Lethal.
by Adamski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: I’m loosing master brake fluid.
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Great Britain

Re: I’m loosing master brake fluid.

Little word of warning,I have heard that replacements are not always functioning correctly so keep your old ones. I have rebuilt mine and all is well. There have been issues on the little valve at end of master cylinder causing the brakes to lock on.
by Adamski
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Great Britain

Re: Oil Filter

I ordered an SNG filter and was sent a round one!
They sent a replacement,a round one!
Finally I insisted they collect the old ones and sent oval.
In the old days oval ones were available from any parts shop but not anymore in UK.
by Adamski
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2442
Great Britain

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

On my UK car that drain hole goes through to the bottom as I poked a wire through it gears ago when wash water would accumulate in the area below the fuel flap. Well worth doing.Still don't know where yje tank vents to. Had it out years ago but forgot.
by Adamski
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal
Replies: 15
Views: 14331
Great Britain

Re: Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal

Hard to believe some idiot fitted the oil filter canister without checking the rubber seal and replacing it. Could have blown the oil pressure and ruined the engine.
by Adamski
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rebuilding lsd.
Replies: 21
Views: 2327
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Re: Rebuilding lsd.

So turn the clock back to about 1978. I've just bought my 72 V12S3. There was some clunking on the pinion shaft on power on off. Me young lad didn't like the idea of replacing the pinion collapsible oil seal thrust washer which you're supposed to do when tightening the nut, My torque wrench didn't g...
by Adamski
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 roadster 1972
Replies: 7
Views: 1109
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Re: Series 3 roadster 1972

I once rammed the headrest in and now cant lift it up,any hints?
by Adamski
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1177
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Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

I seem to remember the nuts have a piece of wire in them that is sacrificial when you try to undo them.
by Adamski
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Great Britain

Re: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?

E Type measures 13"
XK measures 15" the largest in this model at the time
Note I have fitted to the E has oil temperature gauge and manual oil pressure gauge.
by Adamski
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold seal rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1177
Great Britain

Re: Exhaust manifold seal rings

Couldn't you just slice a chunk out with a junior hacksaw and peel off?
by Adamski
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 2204
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure sender

I have fitted a new sender and manual gauge now. Tough job on the early V12. I now find the original gauge reads about 10psi more that the manual.My pressures are good at about 40-50 psi when in motion. I am pleased I've done the job but I will be reverting back to 20 50 mineral oil in the future. I...
by Adamski
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Great Britain

Re: 14" or 15" Moto-Lita steering wheel?

I've had the leather 3 spoke 14" Moto Lita for years now and that does it for me.
by Adamski
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module
Replies: 8
Views: 811
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Re: Fitting a Vacuum Advance Module

I once looked into vacuum advance and there was a huge amount of info on the internet. All seemed to revolve on where you tap the vacuum from and drilling one of the carb bodies. I didn't peruse and stuck with the retard unit that I've replaced many times over the years. It cuts out quite quick anyw...
by Adamski
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
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Re: Stromberg jet height

By jet height I am assuming needle height which has the same effect for Stromberg. My experience has been to get them approximately right and perform by using four Colourtunes. (one for each set of 3 cylinders) I then performed road trials and did plug reads to weaken/richen accordingly. Seem to rem...
by Adamski
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Triple Carburettor advice
Replies: 14
Views: 3146
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Re: SU Triple Carburettor advice

Just in case anyone else has an issue with cold start. I Today found that the brass plate shut off within the solenoid of the AED (Auxiliary starting carburetor/enrichment device) had become detached from the plunger that magnetically retracts it at need of choke. This was intermittent as the little...
by Adamski
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 754
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Re: Workshop Manual

Owned mine,and parts book,since 1978.
So well thumbed. Highly recommended. I even update the wiring diagram with changes I have made and write notes on the sections as I do them. It's a part of my car.
by Adamski
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2442
Great Britain

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

I suppose there must be an expansion tank up there somewhere but I wonder where it vents to?
I'm not even sure you can get a visual on it?
No smells in car,
by Adamski
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2442
Great Britain

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

I checked my locking cap and it's non vented. Mine's a 72 UK car. I get no smells.
I've had the tank out some years ago and forgotten the layout. The workshop manual talks about vent lines.
Can someone tell me how the tank is vented and where does it vent to? Thanks
by Adamski
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 26
Views: 2204
Great Britain

Re: oil pressure sender

On my S3 I am working on a plan to have two gauges,one mechanical. Fed up with that sender that I've replaced at least 3 times,deep down under.Mind you first one lasted over 30 years no doubt Smiths and not China. Worldwide shortage of senders C31177. Details to follow based on tip here on Merlin Mo...