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by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing mark
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Germany

Re: timing mark

Dear Marek,

Thank you for this explanation.
I'll try this method,
I'm really happy that you share your knowledge whenever someone needs help.

Best regards

Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing mark
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Germany

Re: timing mark

Hello Marek,

thank you for your advice.
I have checked the position of the central bolts relative to the A1 mark.
It looks like in your picture.

I will check TDC position again.

Sven
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by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing mark
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Germany

timing mark

Dear forum colleagues, I have searched the forum and the WEB to find info about the crankshaft timing mark but I'm still confused. On my 1971 E the mark A is exactly at 12° after TDC if I turn the engine into TDC. I have checked the camshaft postition and I also checked if the piston is really at TD...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Temperature Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Germany

Re: Stromberg Temperature Valves

Hi, after reading a lot of posts in the forum (and discussion the item with a carb specialist in Germany) I have set mine to closed position using the fixing screw. Doing so it is easy to reactivate them without bending. Most of them were stuck in closed position anyway. You can find a lot of differ...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 2209
Germany

Re: Series 3 2+2 1972 - Ignition Issues

Hi,

from my point of view the orientation looks good. At least it is the same like my carbs have.
But the holes look quite big. :hammerdrill: ?
Sven
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by baganz.sven@web.de
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 2332
Germany

Re: alternator

Hello Bill,

thank you for your feedback.
I'll try it.
I love to do all the necessary repairs by myself, this is my main hobby.

best regards

Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 2332
Germany

Re: alternator

So today I got my 12t workshop press and have pressed out the rotor.

No I have to remove the rear bearing and the slip rings.
Did no one do this before and can give me a hint if it is a straightforward job? :helpsos:

Thank you for advice :thankyouyellow:
Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clips for balancing pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 3209
Germany

Re: Clips for balancing pipe

Hi,

no I didn‘t.
Perhaps I will ask a student of our University to print some.
Best regards
Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 2332
Germany

alternator

Dear Forum colleagues, next job on my list to get the E running again is the refurbishment of my Butec alternator. I have started disassembly to change the bearings which have really reached end of their life. Now I'm wondering if the unsoldering of the outer slip rings is really a DIY job? I'm afra...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 3251
Germany

Re: Exhaust manifold

Thank you for your advice :thankyouyellow:
Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 3251
Germany

Re: Exhaust manifold

Today I received new manifolds from SNG. Now I‘m confused because the new ones have much bigger threats for the heatshield :seeingstars: screws. Is this correct? Seeing that there are different heatshield I‘m now afraid that my old parts will not fit (I can‘t try at the moment) and that I will not f...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Radiator recommendation and Alternator charging.
Replies: 5
Views: 2353
Germany

Re: S3 Radiator recommendation and Alternator charging.

Hello Adrian,

I think checking the diodes like you already mentioned is the right way to start.
Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2501
Germany

Re: water pump

Hello Nigel, hello Simon, I have decided to send it to SNG and they can judge if it can be reused. Both engine and pump side show wear due to cavitation problems or corrosion. Thank you for your advice. I will continue the restoration (of course) because my wife bought the E for me to avoid that I s...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2501
Germany

water pump

Dear forum colleagues, each part I remove from my car seems to be damaged. I'm already thinking if it is reasonable to continue the renovation. Today I just wanted to remove the water pump to send it in for refurbishment. But I found heavy damages due to cavitation. :helpsos: The pump body and the e...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!
Replies: 4
Views: 2426
Germany

Re: Why are my cooling fans on strike?

Hi Martin,
Which fuse did you check?
Also the one in the engine bay?
Do the horns work(they use the same fuse like the fans)

My E burned the fuse because of a faulty horn and then the fans stopped.

Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 3251
Germany

Exhaust manifold

Dear forum colleagues, I have just found a cracked exhaust manifold on my car. I have already read an older post by Marek to replace pairs with those from new production. One question. Can I replace them wirh the engine in the car or do I have to take the engine out? Best regards Sven https://i.post...
by baganz.sven@web.de
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheel tool
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Germany

Re: Wheel tool

1st try today, works perfectly!

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by baganz.sven@web.de
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 1494
Germany

Re: Serious miss

Hello Bernie,
very easy. there is a drain plug(screw) in the sump of your tank. Just look under your car, left side rear end under the tank. There you can completely drain your tank.
Best regards
Sven
by baganz.sven@web.de
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wheel tool
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Germany

Wheel tool

Might be interesting for some of you.
Here two pics of my new tool to remove the spinners.
No need to use the copper hammer anymore.
Sven
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by baganz.sven@web.de
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: tappet clearance
Replies: 14
Views: 2864
Germany

Re: tappet clearance

Dear Marek, everything worked exactly like you described. Only thing I found a little bit difficult was to get the bearing cap nuts back on because it's necessary to compress some valve springs. It should be easier if someone helps. But finally I got everything back in. Of course I use a torque wren...