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by Mephistopheles
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Germany

Re: Bonnet catch

just to add: I am not sure if the shape of my bonnet safety catch is original, however without its bent shape it would not match with the catch bracket.
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Germany

Re: Bonnet catch

Bernie, the bonnet safety catch did not change during the production of the E type. You may have a repro part installed; the original part has two holes in the latching arm.
Regards
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Gearbox Tunnel Foam BD27833
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Germany

Re: Gearbox Tunnel Foam BD27833

My question may seem stupid, but what is the function of the gearbox tunnel foam?
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2570
Germany

Re: series 3 vs Series 1

interesting discussion...from an aesthetic point of view I would prefer a combination of series 3 and series 1: the series 3 OTS body, but with the short wheelbase of series 1. The wheelbase and the doors of series 3 are simply much too long. But this is just my personal opinion. Nevertheless, I hav...
by Mephistopheles
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Germany

Re: Bonnet catch

Hi Bernie, these photos might help.
Best regards
Holger
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by Mephistopheles
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 1383
Germany

Re: High Beam Headache; Comment on #13: connector version SIII

Hi Mike, series III has the same connector comprising of folded sheet pins like series I and II, see photo of the refurbished connector of my series III. Before refurbishing it I had to experience the unsatisfactory quality of a repro part with solid brass plugs. Regards Holger https://i.postimg.cc/...
by Mephistopheles
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: unidentified electronic object
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Germany

Re: unidentified electronic object

thanks for quick replies!
Regards
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: unidentified electronic object
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Germany

unidentified electronic object

In my E Type there was an old alarm system from the nineties, which I removed. Unfortunately I had to find out the following: the wiring harness is a pure tinkering orgy. At the moment I‘m busy to get rid of the mess and restore the wiring harness to its original condition. At the contact switch of ...
by Mephistopheles
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1781
Germany

Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

Hi Russ,
maybe you are referring to this kit

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best regrads
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 4034
Germany

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Dear all, Unfortunately I did not manage to post the last chapter of the windscreen story earlier. To keep it short: my car has a new windscreen. However, it had cost blood, sweat and nerves.... Finally we met in the workshop workshop to take care of my „sick“ E type. After three prayers to the sky ...
by Mephistopheles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 4034
Germany

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

After calling the German Pilkington customer care center located in Gelsenkirchen again (0209-50725072) it became clear that one series 3 OTS windscreen has been on stock in their local warehouse in Mainz (only about 30 min driving distance from my house in Darmstadt). Thus, I jumped in my car to ge...
by Mephistopheles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 4034
Germany

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Dear all, Thanks for all your replies. Meanwhile I have contacted Pilkington via their German automotive support to bring some light into the dark: They told me that there are two different windscreen widths for series 3 OTS under identical (!) part number 4315 AGNBL. I.e. some kind of gamble if the...
by Mephistopheles
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 4034
Germany

Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Dear all, Unfortunately the windscreen of my E type has a crack. The nightmare started when I tried to replace it by a spare part windscreen. One German spare part dealer delivered the only one windscreen in his stock made by Pilkington which was about two cm too large in width between the a pillars...
by Mephistopheles
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine oil and antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 1851
Germany

Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Dear all, Jaguar recommended several engine oils (See picture below: extract from E Type V 12 workshop manual). Duckham Classic Q20W-50 is still available and it contains zinc based additives (might be of interest for Ole). My E Type engine is filled with Castrol Classic XL 20W-50. I use silicate ba...
by Mephistopheles
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where do you go for a garage service
Replies: 4
Views: 1795
Germany

Re: Where do you go for a garage service

Dear both,

I can strongly recommend Marcus Kümpel's workshop (www.kuempel-jag.de), located in Rödermark/Urberach in the Rhein-Main (20 km distance from Darmstadt).

Best regards

Holger
by Mephistopheles
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC temperature control capillary broken
Replies: 3
Views: 1724
Germany

Re: AC temperature control capillary broken

Dear Ole, Thanks for your reply. I am referring to the heat control located on the left side of the air conditioning panel. It is a capillary controlled switch that operates the magnetic switch to clutch in the air conditioning compressor. The capillary sticks in the AC evaporator matrix where it ac...
by Mephistopheles
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: AC temperature control capillary broken
Replies: 3
Views: 1724
Germany

AC temperature control capillary broken

Dear all,
air conditioning of my E type is out of order because of broken capillary of temperature control. Unfortunately I cannot find the E type capillary thermostat as spare part for reasonable price.
Are there alternatives available?
Thanks in advance
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to replace AC louvres?
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Germany

Re: How to replace AC louvres?

Thanks, Bob!
Best regards
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to replace AC louvres?
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Germany

Re: How to replace AC louvres?

...in order to avoid misunderstanding: the plastics of one of the AC louvres in the dashboard is broken. I bought a new louvre (picture) and want to replace the old louvre. Is there an easy way for this?
Thanks
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How to replace AC louvres?
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Germany

Re: How to replace AC louvres?

See picture below
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