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by Series1 Stu
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox Oil Change
Replies: 18
Views: 222
Great Britain

Re: Gearbox Oil Change

Maybe Tom's car doesn't have the standard gearbox. I added a right hand side access hole and grommet when I fitted my T5 gearbox.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Factory ... windshields ?
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Great Britain

Re: Factory ... windshields ?

Electrically heated Sundym was an option on Series 1 cars so it must have been on later cars.

I don't think you could have a mixture of clear and Sundym but I could be wrong.

It's your choice, Carsten. Personally, I would have all glass matching (mine has Sundym all round).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Sorry Geoff, that makes no sense.

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by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Yes, sorry. Having re-read the write up, it says don't use the torque wrench for loosening.

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by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

My point exactly! What is the point of having one tool to tighten and another method of loosening? It's a waste of money and tool box space.

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by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Factory ... windshields ?
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Great Britain

Re: Factory ... windshields ?

Hi Carsten

I'm pretty sure that top tints were not available ex-factory, and heated front screens definitely were not. So I think your choice back in the day was clear or green tinted (Sundym).

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

That's incorrect Jerry. Loosening torque is always less than tightening torque due to overcoming friction as the nut etc starts to clamp the joint and then putting stretch into the threaded fastener. Engineering fact. The reason for undoing often being more difficult than tightening is usually down ...
by Series1 Stu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad day for Jaguars
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Great Britain

Re: Bad day for Jaguars

Would you say there is a general cooling off in the market? Yes, but if you want one then go out and get one at a price you're happy to pay and then don't regret it, no matter what. Make offers and wait to see what replies you get. Be patient and find the best one you think you can afford. Regards
by Series1 Stu
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wire Wheel Spanner
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Great Britain

Re: Wire Wheel Spanner

Since the Oldtimers tool is only suitable for fitting the spinners, what do you use for removal?

In fact, when they say the forces required to remove are higher than for fitting, this proves that the spinners tend to self tighten, as discussed previously on this forum.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Buying spares: before or after Brexit ?
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Great Britain

Re: Buying spares: before or after Brexit ?

Yep, buy it now if you've got the funds. Regardless of Brexit it will only go up in price.

All that assumes that they've got stock/availability.


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by Series1 Stu
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Great Britain

Re: AF to metric

Hi Malcolm Some of the specialists do a Jag Box, which contains a selection of nuts, washers, bleed nipples, brass nuts, etc. One of these might be a good way of getting the odds and ends you sometimes find yourself needing. I think I got mine from John Gordon, but not entirely sure. It's likely tha...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Great Britain

Re: Garage / workshop

You've got me thinking now, Richard. Expanding sides on your garage........ Fold them out when more space required for working. Fold them back to give the family the garden space back. The design is developing in my mind as I type. That's the problem with spending too many nights alone in hotel room...
by Series1 Stu
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sidelights not working - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Great Britain

Re: Sidelights not working - advice needed

Hi Bob I think you're confusing US side marker lights with British side lights, which are what I think you would call front and tail lights. Two nations divided by a common language! As for fault finding, it's hard to help without knowing more. Is it all of the sidelights, or just the front or rear ...
by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Re: FUEL FILTER

Ahh.

Why am I not surprised?

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by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wiper motor
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Great Britain

Re: Wiper motor

Try auto electrical supplies, they do thin wall cable. Their 7 amp wire is only 1.2 mm OD.

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... tegory/114

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by Series1 Stu
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: FUEL FILTER
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Re: FUEL FILTER

Bfastr wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 pm
so I will have to say, sounds like the filter you had did exactly as designed.
Precisely.

What worries me more is the fact that the filter was so heavily blocked after only a year. Perhaps some investigative and cleaning work is called for?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Registration and value
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Great Britain

Re: Registration and value

I used to have a 911 onto which I put a private plate, as had previous owners. Each time a private plate was removed the car returned to its original registration number. Maybe that would happen with yours although there is the possiblity that it might find it's way to a DVLA auction.

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil Pressure mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Great Britain

Re: Oil Pressure mystery

I wouldn't worry about having 0.002" of clearance in your main bearings. That is bang on specification with tolerance being 1.5 to 3 thousandths of an inch. See the technical data in the workshop manual if you seek confirmation of this. This degree of clearance is required to ensure you get an oil f...
by Series1 Stu
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Various basic servicing questions
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Great Britain

Re: Various basic servicing questions

I don't think I've ever seen a bleed nipple with a ball valve. Is someone confusing bleed nipples with grease nipples, which are intended to get fluid in where bleed nipples are meant to get fluid out?

Regards
by Series1 Stu
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 201
Views: 61579
Great Britain

Re: Series 2 aesthetics

I'm sure I saw the Demon Tweeks racing E Types had their rear reflectors replaced by LED units for use as high intensity warning lights. Were these courtesy of Marek?

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