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by Ikebaddog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy
Replies: 7
Views: 489
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Re: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy

Fascinating, makes me even prouder to own a V12!
by Ikebaddog
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting woes
Replies: 5
Views: 402
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Re: Starting woes

Cheers Colin, where about's is the filter? you might be on to something here, i can here the pump ticking away, and it is only i problem if I don't start it every day
by Ikebaddog
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starting woes
Replies: 5
Views: 402
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Starting woes

Starting my v12 after a couple or more day's sitting on the drive is getting more and more difficult, the drive is sloped and i usually park with the divers door on the low side, when starting after a couple of days, its as though I've no fuel, after cranking for ages with choke on, the only way to ...
by Ikebaddog
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Running Temperature etc
Replies: 41
Views: 1926
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Re: Running Temperature etc

Have driven my series 3 hard and in some really bad traffic all through this summer, when temps have got so hot, it has melted the headliner glue!!! however temp has only creeped above the halfaway mark, fans kick in and all is well.
by Ikebaddog
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tacho
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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Re: Tacho

Cheers fellas. its started working again!!!!
by Ikebaddog
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tacho
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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Tacho

The tacho on my V12 has given up the ghost ( sometimes it will work after whacking it a bit) any ideas as to where to start looking?
by Ikebaddog
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 563
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MOT Time!!

Just had a full service and gearbox oil change done, and although my car is now MOT exempt, I thought it would be good practice to still have it done, result? 1 advisory of slight play in front wheel bearing.
Well happy with that, and the car runs like a dream!
by Ikebaddog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 953
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Re: Tires

I run Mickey Thompson tyres and wheels on my Jeep Wrangler, quite highly respected in the 4x4 world
by Ikebaddog
Thu May 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 873
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Re: New MOT rules

I’ve never had plod check a Car for an oil Leak???
How long will he wait? 5 minutes, a week???
by Ikebaddog
Thu May 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: New MOT rules
Replies: 13
Views: 873
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Re: New MOT rules

But is your car not exempt from the MOT test now?
by Ikebaddog
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 624
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Re: First trip abroad

Made it, got some good snaps
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by Ikebaddog
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First trip abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 624
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First trip abroad

Taking the Series 3 to Le Touquet this weekend, will be its first trip on the continent, I know its not far, but even so, filled with trepidation... hope to get a photo of the Jag outside the Casino, have done so with the Vantage, will make a good match!
by Ikebaddog
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spring has Sprung!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 529
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Spring has Sprung!!!!

Drove the '71 series 3 in today to work, first time this year, car spent the winter outside under a car cover, started well, no smell of dampness...looking good, Speedo has fixed itself!!!!! it no longer bounces all over the place ( how strange ) but the discs feel a bit "warped " there is a degree ...
by Ikebaddog
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Air filter boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 4888
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Re: S3 Air filter boxes

Pictures are showing and they look lush....doing mine soon...
by Ikebaddog
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 steering wheel replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1320
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Re: series 3 steering wheel replacement

Moto lita, thin rimmed, feels just right
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by Ikebaddog
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gritted roads!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 639
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Gritted roads!!!!

Took the E-type out for a 150 mile round trip of some of the best roads in Kent and East Sussex yesterday, the sun was out, took some great photo’s. The roads had been gritted, so I spent 15 minutes spraying hot soapy water under the car and around suspension components, can’t not drive the car on d...
by Ikebaddog
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 2324
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

I am sorry if you thought I said that throttle bodies are boring... I was saying that the sterile, predictable, relentless relaibility of modern cars is what I find boring, I'm sure a V12 on throttle bodies with fuel injection is faster, more responsive, and more frugal than one on carbs. But I didn...
by Ikebaddog
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 2324
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Different strokes for different folks I guess, I find the escape from the electronic, digital world, with warning lights and sensors for everything to be quite refreshing, I like the fact that it takes some skill to get the car started and warmed in the correct fashion, explaining what a “choke “ is...
by Ikebaddog
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 2324
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Sorry I asked!, didn't know you could get a factory FI series 3, why weren't they all FI?
Don't you think carbs add a bit of old world charm, in a world of electronic fuel injection, where's the fun in that??
by Ikebaddog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heritage Throttle body injection
Replies: 32
Views: 2324
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Re: Heritage Throttle body injection

Am I missing something here? Why the need for FI on an engine designed to use carbs???
If you need modern running characteristics, then surely you driving the wrong car???