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by panamacarrera
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1798
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Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Thanks Adam
Mine is an early S3, so no fancy brake valve on my car.
by panamacarrera
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1798
Great Britain

Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Thanks for the progress report Mike. I had previously serviced the reaction valve with red grease but that stopped the brakes binding for just a short while. Thinking things through, I couldn't think of anything that would cause the intermittent brake problems I was having other than water in the br...
by panamacarrera
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1798
Great Britain

Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Hi Mike

Did you come right on this problem? What did you fix/change?

My s3 has the exact same problem, and not in traffic or in hot weather.

Cheers

Nigel
by panamacarrera
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Seperating Heater Fan from Fan Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 613
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Seperating Heater Fan from Fan Motor

Hi All
Has anybody found a clever, non damaging way to separate the fan from the heater fan motor?
Cheers
Nigel



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by panamacarrera
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loss of Self Centring Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1458
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Re: Loss of Self Centring Steering

mgcjag wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 am
was it just engine you removed and replaced or have you done anything to suspension.
New shocks, that's all Steve
by panamacarrera
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Loss of Self Centring Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1458
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Loss of Self Centring Steering

Hi folks

Since installing my rebuilt engine the steering has lost most of its self centring.

Has anyone had similar problems? What's the cause? What's the fix?

Thank you

Nigel
by panamacarrera
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1562
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Re: Alternator Problems

Sorted!

In the end I went to a local auto electrician who checked everything, cleaned the brushes and adjusted the earth connection through the cable holder and hay presto everything is working fine.

Thanks to all for your contributions.

Cheers

Nigel
by panamacarrera
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1562
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Re: Alternator Problems

Thanks Rob, a good suggestion but all through the work I've done on the car I've gone for originality and don't plan to change now.

Thanks again

Nigel
by panamacarrera
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1562
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Alternator Problems

Hi All I'm having problems with the charging system on my S3. The engine has been out for the last 18 mths, charging system was working fine before engine removal but now everything is back together- nothing but the red warning light. From the below post I've tested all the prescribed links and ever...
by panamacarrera
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tex door mirrors -how to adjust
Replies: 1
Views: 1133
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Tex door mirrors -how to adjust

Hi Folks I have a Tex door mirror on my car. When it’s in my preferred position for driving it flops back to near parallel with the door above 40mph. Anybody had the same problem and found a fix? I’m guessing I have to take the glass out but can’t see an obvious way to do that either. Any help much ...
by panamacarrera
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto transmission cable adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 5993
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Auto transmission cable adjustment

I'm struggling with the adjuster on my transmission. The cable is too short, it's a b#@@ßÞ to get at. Does anyone have any experience of this? What size are the nuts? I've used 14mm and 9/16ths spanners (neither seems a perfect fit) and a mole wrench. I've already damaged the nuts a little as you ca...
by panamacarrera
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2817
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Re: water pump

Sven, please let us know a how you get on with SNGB.

Oh, and you're a very lucky man to have such an understanding wife!
by panamacarrera
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: water pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2817
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Re: water pump

Hi Sven Only you can decide if it's reasonable to continue your restoration. So many factors apply: available funds, available skills, available space are simple ones, but also consider the importance of the car to you and the importance of the car historically. At the end of the day it's your call,...
by panamacarrera
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit
Replies: 11
Views: 4344
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Re: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit

For the ease of all, here is a link to the post MarekH refers to in his last post...

http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php? ... t=manifold
by panamacarrera
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit
Replies: 11
Views: 4344
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Re: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit

Thanks for the advice, Bill. Your comment has had me looking at my photos and moving my upturned hands into some quite twisted and distorted positions! The result of all this mental and physical excursion is I think I can switch the manifolds so I have a correct pair on one side and a 'wide' pair on...
by panamacarrera
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit
Replies: 11
Views: 4344
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Re: New Exhaust manifold - bad fit

Hi Guys I'm resurrecting this post because I have the same problem except my two 'new' manifolds were from a set off a second hand engine, I'm not sure where they came from originally. Has anyone successfully machined the top flanges to get the bottom of the manifolds to line up? If yes, who did you...
by panamacarrera
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto trans rear engine mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3123
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Re: Auto trans rear engine mount

It helps massively, thanks Bob.

Easy when you know how.
by panamacarrera
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto trans rear engine mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3123
Great Britain

Re: Auto trans rear engine mount

Thanks Bob, that's really helpful. As you say, the manuals are next to useless and, as in the post on JAG-lovers, I have some missing parts. How did you manage to compress the spring? My spring is best part of double the length of the bolt/stud and I can't see a safe way to compress the spring yet s...
by panamacarrera
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Auto trans rear engine mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3123
Great Britain

Auto trans rear engine mount

Does anyone have any advice on reassembly of the rear engine mount?

Reading the JSM and looking at the length of the spring I have to compress it looks like an impossitask but I'm sure I'm not the first person to attempt this.

Thanks

Nigel
by panamacarrera
Tue May 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Blue & Brown Battery Terminal Covers
Replies: 5
Views: 1738
Great Britain

Re: Blue & Brown Battery Terminal Covers

Good news folks... SNG Barratt have new brown & blue battery terminal covers in stock. You can buy new leads with them, or just the covers.

www.sngbarratt.com