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by AnD3rew
Sun May 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch fluid gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Australia

Re: Clutch fluid gone.

Of course it could simply be that the clutch slave has failed. Hardly an unknown problem. Quick look and a grope around should I indicate. Tim I had a good look, the body of the slave has a bit of surface rust, but the cap etc all looks intact and I can’t see any moisture or leakage. Now I have fil...
by AnD3rew
Sun May 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch fluid gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Australia

Re: Clutch fluid gone.

Hi Andrew.....sorry...yes my mistake........just read it as fluid gone........as saw you online so wanted to try to help.....clutch is far simpler......nowhere the fluid could hide.......it can seep through tbe rubber hoses....but to loose it all i dont know.....Steve Thanks Steve, looks like still...
by AnD3rew
Sun May 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch fluid gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Australia

Re: Clutch fluid gone.

Hi...whats your name ..please try to put it with your car model in the signature area.......fluid loss...where could it have gone.......either leaked from seal behind pedal and run down behind and under carpets......or into the resivac tank...or into the servo...there are good detailed diagrams of ...
by AnD3rew
Sun May 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Clutch fluid gone.
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Australia

Clutch fluid gone.

I have to admit to having been a negligent parent and having never consciously checked the clutch fluid level on my Series 2. Last week the clutch started feeling a bit soft. I checked the fluid and it was basically gone, just a bit of sludge in the bottom of the reservoir. I have owned if for two y...
by AnD3rew
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dumb taillight question
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Australia

Re: Dumb taillight question

Thanks both, excellent advice.
by AnD3rew
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dumb taillight question
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Australia

Dumb taillight question

I have one rear brake light and both rear main lights out. Thought I would check bulbs first as (theoretically) the easiest explaination. I took the four screws out that go through the plastic lens and it doesn’t come off, also took out the two screws underneath that go through the trim into the lig...
by AnD3rew
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1249
Australia

Re: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine

Turns out it was a completely shot alternator, eventually bearings seized and belt was squealing over the pulley. Now replaced with a brand new Lucas alternator and all good.
by AnD3rew
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1249
Australia

Re: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine

Nice, will look at that thank you.
by AnD3rew
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1249
Australia

Re: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine

abowie wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:05 am
Belt tensioner would be my first port of call.
Thanks, in the sense that you think it needs retensioning or that might be what is causing the noise?
by AnD3rew
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Squeaky chattering noise front of engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1249
Australia

Squeaky chattering noise front of engine

Hi all Today out of nowhere I was getting a rotational chattering squeaky noise coming from the front of my motor, it doesn’t seem to be or sounding like a slipping belt. I suspect pulley or pump bearings what are your thoughts? It mostly went away after about 20 minutes although there is still an o...
by AnD3rew
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Distributor problem
Replies: 21
Views: 2899
Australia

Re: Distributor problem

I’ve been very happy with my 123 Jag. Standard curve, starts well, runs well very responsive.
by AnD3rew
Fri May 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Asking price record?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124
Australia

Re: Asking price record?

Now that I have one of my own, the higher the better. Ramp em up I say. Not that I intend selling it anytime soon.
by AnD3rew
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wet plug fouling
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Australia

Re: Wet plug fouling

Nickleback wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:11 am
Have you tried moving the plug to another cylinder to see if the problem moves with it, also you could do the same with the HT lead & cap to check first ?
Have replaced the plug several times. All new 123 distributor, new leads, new coil.
by AnD3rew
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Wet plug fouling
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Australia

Wet plug fouling

Hi there, I am getting oily wet fouling on the 3rd cylinder from the front (technically not sure what cylinder number that is) I assume it’s probably either a head gasket or a valve guide.

Any advice on which it’s most likely to be or if there is another option I have missed?
by AnD3rew
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 3408
Australia

Re: 123 and tachometer

So I am up to about 3 weeks with the new 123 so far and so far all good, it runs so smoothly it’s like dream it’s never sounded so good, it starts very easily and the idle is even fairly smooth. It’s just on the standard advance curve settings and the one thing I may try is changing that at some poi...
by AnD3rew
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Now missing and backfiring without choke
Replies: 8
Views: 1319
Australia

Re: Now missing and backfiring without choke

Sorry I now have a couple of threads on this problem but for completeness of this one, I have installed a 123 Electronic distributor replacement and all going really well so far, but I have had a good result before only to have it go bad again within a few weeks so fingers crossed this has nailed it
by AnD3rew
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 3408
Australia

Re: 123 and tachometer

First impressions are good, runs more smoothly than it ever has, even idle is almost smooth, not quite but almost, starts immediately feels like it has more power and definitely more responsive to the throttle. But I’ve been down this path before only to be disappointed. The test will be if it stays...
by AnD3rew
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 3408
Australia

Re: 123 and tachometer

Well we are about to find out. Car and 123 delivered to mechanic today hopefully will have a result this weekend.
by AnD3rew
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 3408
Australia

Re: 123 and tachometer

Thanks all. I might reconsider. I have been having endless problems with missing now to the point that it is almost undrivable. The car already has a Pertronix system. I have replaced every other ignition component and after being tuned and timed it runs week for a week or so and then reverts to pro...
by AnD3rew
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 123 and tachometer
Replies: 32
Views: 3408
Australia

123 and tachometer

I am considering a 123 distributor replacement in order to try and solve my ongoing missing and tune problems. However I don’t want to have to send my tacho overseas to be rebuilt to solve the issues the 123 can cause. Som have said theirs hasn’t been effected is there any way to predict whether it ...