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by Woly64
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

Update... gven that I had run the car for the last 12 months which was the first time it had been run consistently for 10 years I was wisely advised to also give the system a full flush through and then refilled it as quite a lot of crud had clearly been loosened by its reintroduction to the road! A...
by Woly64
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Great Britain

Re: Why are my cooling fans on strike?

Well after much time, scratching of heads and expenditure we are back in full working order. It would seem that some frayed and faulty wiring led to the engine bay fuse blowing but by the time the wiring and fuse were sorted the relay had given up the ghost! Having looked at the condition of the ori...
by Woly64
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Great Britain

Re: Why are my cooling fans on strike?

Fantastic answer Chris thank you - I will follow your suggested step by step approach as soon as I can get the old girl from where she is at present (parked under a flat in London) back home to Dorset. My current plan is to wait for a cooler evening and set off late at night so as to avoid any traff...
by Woly64
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Great Britain

Why were my cooling fans on strike? - ** update ..now back at work!

Out of nowhere they have just stopped working and despite a cursory check on the engine bay electrical connections and the fuses I do not understand what the issue is so all ideas are welcome :?:
by Woly64
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1020
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Re: Another newbie

Welcome and hope you enjoy all the benefits this forum can offer :salute:
by Woly64
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

Finally all sorted with the replacement of the heater matrix - now I can get warm air into the cabin just as the outside temperatures are rising!! Thanks everybody on here for your help :thankyouyellow:
by Woly64
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1924
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Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

I used Armor All Shield for Wheels which comes in aerosol form so easy to get into all the nooks and crannies of a wire wheel. Nearly 6 months and 2,500 miles later I have not needed any further application as a pre wash squirt with Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner, a go with the wire wheel brush, wash dow...
by Woly64
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster
Replies: 38
Views: 1924
Great Britain

Re: Dayton wire wheels S3 roadster

I have to stick up for MWS here as I switched a year ago to a brand new stainless steel set (6.0 x 15 72 spoke) shod with Pirelli 205/70WR15 CN12 Cinturato's and have never looked back. They have improved the ride/roadholding/looks over my previous set up and they are surviving the winter very nicel...
by Woly64
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

Got it thanks
by Woly64
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Continuous Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Great Britain

Re: Continuous Fan

Also check that a previous owner did not fit a manual override switch somewhere in the cabin as I have seen this done on many a Series 3
by Woly64
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

Colin that is amazing thank you for the detailed explanation and very helpful photographs :thankyouyellow: - I now have my homework set for the weekend! Just to ensure there is no misinterpretation at my end (I'm clearly light years behind you in understanding these matters) can you confirm your mea...
by Woly64
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

I really appreciate all the input guys and the photograph in particular is very helpful. What is not helpful on my part (and probably frustrating on yours) is that I did not get chance this weekend to try out any of the suggestions so I'm afraid you are going to have to wait until next weekend for s...
by Woly64
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

Good point Stuart - will get onto it tomorrow and report back :salute:
by Woly64
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Re: Heating and ventilation

I do hope it is that simple JC ....
by Woly64
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Heating and ventilation *** Updated
Replies: 29
Views: 2998
Great Britain

Heating and ventilation *** Updated

I appreciate this is fairly basic stuff but having established that the dashboard heater controls + cables appear to be operating as they should, the fan works properly and the input hose to the heater unit clearly has hot water in it .......then what is the most likely reason I am unable to get any...
by Woly64
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Re: Indicator quandry - sorted it!

Finally got some time to look at this in some detail over the Christmas break and it turns out that issue was a combination of a goosed hazard light relay unit (now replaced) and a poor earth in the front O/S indicator lamp unit. Really appreciate everybody's assistance and in particular to Simon S-...
by Woly64
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Re: Indicator quandry

Brief update as only had very limited time this weekend. Now established that the fuse for the hazard switch had blow so replaced that. Flipped the hazard switch on only to establish that all four indicators came on at less than normal brightness and did not flash, this was followed shortly thereaft...
by Woly64
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Re: Indicator quandry

ok thanks guys - I was at home briefly last night and (having failed for some reason to check previously) I have established that the hazard lights are also not working so I guess from what you are saying I need to check the switch out this weekend and work back from there?! Thanks for your advice t...
by Woly64
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Re: Indicator quandry

Would you like to expand on that pls Andrew?
by Woly64
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator quandry
Replies: 11
Views: 1058
Great Britain

Indicator quandry

Having exhausted my own basic checklist (wiring from steering column switch, both bulbs, fuses etc) I now need to turn to the forum for assistance please. The current situation is that the left indicators work fine and the dash display lights up accordingly but when the indicator stalk is activated ...