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by MarkRado
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: MR FIAT 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Austria

Re: MR FIAT 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION

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by MarkRado
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Austria

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Hi Malcolm, yes I was aware that its about the F. Basically this is my opinion: correct oil spec, frequent changes, never mind the brand. But I have to admit that I have stayed with the Jaguar recommened Castrol 5W30 on my XJ8 (but only because I hope that I can escape the Nikasil liner death).By th...
by MarkRado
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Austria

Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Yep, frequent oil-and filter changes is the way to go. I choose oils (only mineral) on basis of viscosity for classic cars, but I guess this is an endless debate. My E's engine runs definitely more quiet with new 20W50 even after only 3000 miles young oil.
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 15
Views: 1224
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Wow, invaluable!
:thankyouyellow:
by MarkRado
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent revs drop and stall.
Replies: 10
Views: 634
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Re: Intermittent revs drop and stall.

I had the same problem. I found that one of the throttle discs had a resistance to close completely (fractions of a mm), which was overcome when blipping. This could not be adjusted with the slow running screw, since either I got high idle without blipping all the time or stalling. Slight play in th...
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1672
Austria

Re: Upper ball joint

Bill and Chris,
thank you.
Do you know if a machining service for existing wishbones is available as well?
Would be nice to keep my original ones.
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1672
Austria

Re: Upper ball joint

Hi Chris,

where did you get the modified upper wishbones? Recommended suppliers?

Thank you,
Mark
by MarkRado
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oscillating idle and lack of power
Replies: 23
Views: 2156
Austria

Re: oscillating idle and lack of power

Peter,
try UE needles, thats what the Mangoletsi filter requires.Worked on my car.
by MarkRado
Sat May 09, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Primer... which is best for bare metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Austria

Re: Primer... which is best for bare metal?

Professional paintshops recommend 2pack epoxy, thats what I use, dont care for the brand, but make sure that you get the recipe for the product right (eg paint/hardener: 3:1, 15% thinner). If I have to do a "dirty" repair on small areas (not all rust etc removed completely), I use an epoxy based rus...
by MarkRado
Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 seat shell colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 1000
Austria

Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

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by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driveline clunk
Replies: 15
Views: 1477
Austria

Re: Driveline clunk

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by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Austria

Re: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?

Afaik this is a special fabric, no longer available according to Eric Suffolk. I received a material from Aldridge (togehter with the hood) similar to the photos in Haddocks book , but used vinyl instead - fabric gets dirty easily, esp if you do a lot of hood down driving without cover.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1632
Austria

Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Getting all the air out of the system is the challenge.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headliner supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 1128
Austria

Re: Headliner supplier

Eric Suffolk (Suffolk&Turley) is a Jaguar - only specialist, but a trimmer.
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 9091
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Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Fantastic! But 5 weeks for two digits? :scratchheadyellow:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2115
Austria

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

The OTS seat backs are much smaller to clear the hood when folding down, but even then the mechanism fouls the trim piping when the seat is fully back :shock: All the seat wood is easily available https://i.postimg.cc/QNRDgFsZ/DSC-0059-864x1536.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XvycC1gb/DSC-0061-1536x864.jpg...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Austria

Re: Differential Fixing Threads

Thanks for the info, did not realize that before, would be a nice to have feature on the SNG website :wink: . Nevertheless it might be of help for Oliver, since I measured thread lenght only (without cone) as I understand that he rebuilds a special which might use the axle (diff) only, fastened with...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Austria

Re: Differential Fixing Threads

I have a rear suspension on my bench at the moment (with type C axle)
the lower fulc bracket bolts are 7/16 UNC, the short ones have 1/2 , the longer ones 3/4 thread lenght (approx).
The 4top bolts are 1/2 UNC x 3/4.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2115
Austria

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

Mine are, even the mounting holes for the seat slide lever bracket are present on both sides of the bottom panel.