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by lowact
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to fasten seat belt retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Australia

Re: How to fasten seat belt retainer

BD35681 is a rubber expansion anchor, basically a rubber plug with a brass nut molded into the end. Tightening the screw draws in the nut which expands the rubber behind the seat back. Holes should be there, seats are recovered? You should be able to feel the 1 cm holes through the covering ... http...
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Australia

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

72 US spec; charcoal canister on the bulkhead behind the battery.
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 23
Views: 1111
Australia

Re: Overdrive S3

Imo 2.88 is a better match for an E with monster torque. Two real world considerations, wheelspin and gear change lag. The torque you can apply is limited by wheelspin. For the same car (mass, gears, tyres) wheelspin depends on torque and diff ratio. With a 3.54 diff, 272 Nm will cause an S3E to whe...
by lowact
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover
Replies: 24
Views: 702
Australia

Re: Fed up as a washer drops inside the timing case cover

Here is pic of the most valuable tool in my workshop. Goes on the end of the vacuum cleaner hose, relies on suction holding the dropped part while you carefully lift it out. Never failed me yet, except, don't accidently suck up anything flammable, vac cleaner explodes ... https://i.postimg.cc/cCC6Mb...
by lowact
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Overdrive S3
Replies: 23
Views: 1111
Australia

Re: Overdrive S3

That's a lot of HP. Uncharted territory for a Jag OD? That aside, it would depend on yr current diff, US manual I guess 3.54? Here is comparison of 3.54+OD versus 2.88. Imo not much difference ...
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by lowact
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Australia

Re: Hi Torque starter motor

Double check it has the correct pinion. Pre engine 7S7000 need a 29 mm diameter pinion. Later engines used 25 mm diameter (smaller teeth).
by lowact
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: s3 automatic gearbox cooler pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Australia

Re: s3 automatic gearbox cooler pipes

If you do find some, they will most likely be straight, with fittings, that you will need to bend into shape yourself. If necessary any hydraulic (e.g. brake or steering) shop should be happy to make parts up for you if you know the length and the end flare and fitting required. Don't skimp on the q...
by lowact
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Trying to locate BD38047 Seal retainer
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Australia

Re: Trying to locate BD38047 Seal retainer

Part of SNGB special order part no. SRC12R?
by lowact
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 1808
Australia

Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

I read on this forum somewhere obscure: When you "Add image to post" the text it adds to yr post starts and finishes with stuff in square brackets including "url". If you delete these 2 outer square brackets (incl the contents), everyone, not just persons signed up to Postimages, will be able to zoo...
by lowact
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Australia

Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Glypho is our go to. Although we don't mind a bit of greenery. Plus it helps to camouflage the leaked oil ... :bigrin:
by lowact
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Australia

Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

US cars have different cut-out.
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Imo looks better without this bit of bling ...
by lowact
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Ok, got it, thermostatic valve not used for early or late non ex/em, thx.
by lowact
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Length Without Bonnet
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Australia

Re: S3 Length Without Bonnet

4.23 m
by lowact
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Clever detective work, imo does indicate early non ex/em cars did not have thermostatic valves. Not convinced about late cars however, 25.32 does show the thermostatic valve. Unless there was an undocumented late model non ex/em that didn’t? What have you got that plugs the hole where the thermostat...
by lowact
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

MarekH wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:16 am
- if you look at the Parts Manual link, you'll see that Jaguar eventually just connected the retard unit directly to the lower left hand carburettor port.)
I'm not seeing this, if true, totally illogical?
by lowact
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Resevoir Sender
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Australia

Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

by lowact
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Australia

Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

You should be able to see the expansion tank tucked away in front of the filler pipe:
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The charcoal canister is in the engine bay, on the footwell bulkhead behind the battery:
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by lowact
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Do you have a gulp valve? This thing (C34018), it is a diaphragm valve that pops open on heavy decel, bypassing the carbs. https://i.postimg.cc/GtdB7Wxm/WP-20180803-09-41-29-Pro.jpg Include it in the things to be disconnected and connection (to the balance pipe) plugged. If its diaphragm is perished...
by lowact
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Sounds like you still have vacuum leaks. This is why the revs don’t follow the throttle, the leak is providing alternative air flow, most noticeable at idle when air requirement is lowest and vacuum is highest. When driving, the problem will be less noticeable, the leak will be an insignificant port...
by lowact
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: A tuning question
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Australia

Re: A tuning question

Vacuum gauge may give useful info.
Also, at idle, a sheet of paper over any one of the carbs should have negligible impact, otherwise not as balanced as u think ...?