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by Mephistopheles
Mon May 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cracked firewall
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Germany

Re: Cracked firewall

I experienced the same issue. I repaired it and reinforced this area with an angle plate...hopefully problem solved.
Best regatds
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Original soundproofing material
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Germany

Re: Original soundproofing material

I used Armaflex (www.armacell) closed cell foam sheets. This material is used for insulation in industry. 3 mm foam for door sills, 9 mm foam for replacement of original soundproofing sheets. I bought the material as 1 m wide plates from Amazon.
Regards
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Original soundproofing material
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Germany

Re: Original soundproofing material

Hi, series 3 uses a foam material. There is a disadvantage with the original foam material: the foam consists of open cells, i.e. acting as a sponge when it becomes wet. A few weeks ago I was also faced with the decision to use the original foam material (as a kit) or to deviate from the original an...
by Mephistopheles
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB Web Feedback
Replies: 18
Views: 1387
Germany

Re: SNGB Web Feedback

Dear Julian,
I appreciate the new version of SNGB homepage; it works well with both Windows 10 (Firefox) and iOS 13 (Safari). However, the German version still contains numbers of translation errors. I for myself prefer the English version because the German SNGB web confuses me.
Best regards
Holger
by Mephistopheles
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: „Wish price days“
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Germany

Re: „Wish price days“

Dear all,
I failed several times with the windscreens of this German supplier due to horrible fitting; by the way: their windscreens are from a Chinese source.

Regards

Holger
by Mephistopheles
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bonnet catch
Replies: 20
Views: 1530
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: 1530
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: 1540
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: 6584
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: 1530
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: 2165
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: 805
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: 805
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: 2456
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: 5094
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: 5094
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: 5094
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: 5094
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: 2216
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: 2081
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