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by Vonkie
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 548
South Africa

Re: Fuel filter (Glass Bowl)

Thanks so much Steve for starting this thread, and Julian for giving me the SNGB input. This is all very interesting. It makes sense to me that, especially for one in my situation, constantly wondering how clean the fuel system is and whether (or when) it will block up again, the design entailing th...
by Vonkie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

fuel filter

Thanks guys, also for the interesting (if somewhat bewildering) link to the thread on filters. When I first had a blockage issue, I noticed the different filters. The Service Manual at C.14 has the gauze filter assembly (first image below), which seems identical to the current set-up but for a frisb...
by Vonkie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

Update

Well, 681 miles since the fuel starvation scare and not the tiniest sign of a recurrence. Driving beautifully, and, on open roads, at over 20 miles per gallon. The intervention was minor, merely replacing the extra filter on the fuel line at the back near the pump. Hold thumbs. Meanwhile, the love a...
by Vonkie
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 3458
South Africa

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

Thanks Steve!
by Vonkie
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 3458
South Africa

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

My Hankooks have given me great service so far, including at 100 mph. Would still love a set of Michelins or Cinturatos. If I cannot get them, will fit Vredensteins.

By the way, tried to reply to a PM from John, but it is stuck in my outbox.
by Vonkie
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 405
South Africa

Re: Anything I must see while in London now?

Went to Windsor Castle (again), and thought I could see the tail of the show as the fambly went off to the British museum (which I’d been to a few times) and the weather was still tolerable. By the time I got to Waterloo it was raining proper. Spotted a bloke in a beautiful old Plymouth and asked hi...
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 405
South Africa

Re: Anything I must see while in London now?

Ascertained there’s a classic car show in Waterloo tomorrow, but we’re in Windsor. And it seems the London motor museum has shut down. Bummer.
by Vonkie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anything I must see while in London now?
Replies: 5
Views: 405
South Africa

Anything I must see while in London now?

Dear forum members from London I am here with my family for a short stay (today until the 21st), heading to Anfield with my son on Sunday. Are there any classic car shows/exhibitions I should be aware of and would have been silly to miss (the missus has booked us up quite fully, as is her wont)? Tip...
by Vonkie
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

no starvation today

I have an extra filter at the back close to the pump, in the spare wheel well. Not sure if I am to infer from your post that you believe the grit bits in the filter bowl are worrying, or normal residue. I drove her 9 more miles yesterday and 38 miles today with no hint of even a tiny hesitation, des...
by Vonkie
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

Is this too much grit for the fuel filter?

https://i.postimg.cc/mkd4h5NZ/23-Nov-grit-in-filterbowl.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/y6fCm2cs/23-Nov-filterbowl-residue.jpg Well, after the fuel tank flush and lining, all went very, very well for a few months with not a sign of any starvation. Today, she suddenly experienced severe fuel starvation in ...
by Vonkie
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

Fuel tank lined

The "sand" came back again and the fuel delivery problems persisted. The fuel tank was then drained, acid bathed and epoxy lined. Yesterday I did 60 miles. Today I did 173 miles. She drives beautifully and there is no trace of hesitation in delivery, whether accelerating or coasting. A large part of...
by Vonkie
Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

It seems it's sand! But whence??

The dried up gunk is so fine (not flakes at all), and completely unmagnetic. It certainly does not look like rust. I now have it in my custody, and want to get it analysed. If it is sand/dirt, then there is a (small and weird) possibility that it got dumped there by a fuelstation which had sand in i...
by Vonkie
Sat May 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Will have to give it a skip - only going to pick her up now and must fetch kids later.
by Vonkie
Fri May 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

Is that rust?

Thanks Steve

That seem like rust to you? Helluva lot, whatever it is!
by Vonkie
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

What is this gunk in petrol tank??

Well. The following interesting picture presented itself on clearing out the fuel tank. The stuff looks like mud. Apparently it is not magnetic (but surely rust can lose its magneticism?) I have not seen it myself. This picture was taken 2 days ago, and in the meantime the stuff has dried and I am t...
by Vonkie
Tue May 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

little culprits

The little pinprick bits at the bottom of the bowl must be the smaller particles the cousins of which are messing around the carbs. And the brownish sandy residue seems pretty harmless? 40 miles today. Fuel hesitation at top of 3rd and accelerating in 4th returning, albeit very intermittently, a bit...
by Vonkie
Tue May 01, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

carb float bowls or filters

Thanks, will replace the filter, and have the carb filters and float bowls checked, as well as filters at fuel tank and tank itself. Yes, it’s the stock 3 SU carb set. The last time, there was silicone caught in the banjo joint at the filter on the fuel tank side. Issue now is - what is the source o...
by Vonkie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

silicone in fuel line filter

Opened the fuel line filter bowl and checked inside. First, the filter is the paper concertina type, not the gauze disc depicted in the manual. There was just the filter unit and a metal spring. The filter had one piece of what looked like hardened silicone on it, and the end of the spring pressing ...
by Vonkie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

checking filter

Ok, Thanks Dave - will make some time tomorrow to try. Test drove her again today and she was fine except for (a) initial hesitation when engine cold (needing to go back to quarter choke as feeling fuel starved at first uphill); (b) one incident of pronounced "dieseling" on switch off (5 other switc...
by Vonkie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 44
Views: 3186
South Africa

No I did not go inside the tank or filter

Hi Dave, sorry, I posted my long ramble before I saw your post.

I have done zero breaking and entering of any description! I am unfortunately ill equipped in all respects for such endeavours.

:oops: