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by Ikebaddog
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: This isn’t right!
Replies: 1
Views: 184
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This isn’t right!

Whilst checking my inoperative water temp gauge, I referred to the workshop manual to find location of temp sender unit, the picture it shows is of the fan switch!!!
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Just thought I’d let everyone know!
by Ikebaddog
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

well, its taken me nearly 3 hours to get the oil pressure switch removed, what a bastard place to put it, had to cut a 14mm spanner in half to get on it!!! still its off now and a new one has been ordered off e-bay. I also removed the black panel holding the brake fluid reservoir on, could do with d...
by Ikebaddog
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

The reason I ask is, I bought it off a well known dealer that wasn’t bothered, and I phoned another well known dealer to ask if he would be concerned and he wasn’t, not in the slightest, anyway, it turns out I’ve got the oil pressure sender in Athens really awkward place..... how the hell do I get t...
by Ikebaddog
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

Fabulous, mine doesn't have the original engine, so hopefully will have the easier option!!!
On that note, my log book hasnt been updated with the new engine number ( engine fitted 12 years ago0, should I bother doing it?
by Ikebaddog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

Cheers JJ
by Ikebaddog
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

Ok, looking at fitting a mechanical gauge, where do I tap off from on the oil supply?
by Ikebaddog
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

Yeah, I understand that the original gauge is inaccurate, I just mentioned it as it was showing the same as it has always done, even when the light was on, I think a new gauge will be on the list of things to do. BTW tried it last night, light went out as soon as engine fired up!
by Ikebaddog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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Re: oil pressure woes

I will re-start it tonight, to see what happens.
by Ikebaddog
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 28
Views: 1604
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oil pressure woes

Decided to give the Series 3 a run into work this morning, however, pulling in for a fuel stop after a mile or so, the oil pressure light came on! the pressure gauge was reading 70-80-lbs, but the light stayed on, checked oil level, all fine, returned home and abandoned!!!!! Any thoughts? what would...
by Ikebaddog
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 engine development explained by Hassan & Mundy
Replies: 7
Views: 764
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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: 577
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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: 577
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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: 2945
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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: 624
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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: 624
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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: 753
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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: 1196
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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: 1131
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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: 1131
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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: 771
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Re: First trip abroad

Made it, got some good snaps
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