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by SecombeS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1152
Wales

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

So.…………. I had earlier already replaced the return spring on the suspect carb but no difference. I have just retrieved the original spring that had one quite a long straight end. I cut this in half and then created a new hook using needle nose pliers. I replaced this on the carb and the idling probl...
by SecombeS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1152
Wales

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

I am beginning to suspect stiff carb spindle. The engine seems to enjoy sitting at 1500 rpm unless I blip the throttle. I have tried all sorts of adjustment of the linkage but without success. If I disconnect the linkage and just rev using the final link to the control arm it still sticks. I have no...
by SecombeS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Wales

Re: Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped

Sorted this eventually. Firstly the wiring diagrams didn't match what I had so there was a lot of trial and error involved.. Secondly, the motor was shipped with the armature locked. Once I backed adjustment screw off a little everything worked.
by SecombeS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Wales

Re: Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped

I check that. Power is still there on the green cable.
by SecombeS
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Wales

Windscreen wiper only swept once then stpped

I have just replaced my windscreen wiper motor. On switching on it swept the screen once and then stopped. Now it doesn't work at all. Totally baffled on this. The rack move Ok manually.
by SecombeS
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1152
Wales

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

Thanks for the comments. I have read them all with interest and am trying to following the suggestions where I can. I have adjusted the bulkhead bracket holding the rod to the carburettors. Although the engine still doesn't go back to idle quickly this has definitely helped to reduce the over-revvin...
by SecombeS
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1152
Wales

Re: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

Thanks. I also suspected the linkages (which are stainless steel) but they seem OK, if a little loose. I guess I could try putting stronger return springs on the carburettors.
by SecombeS
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle
Replies: 13
Views: 1152
Wales

Engine wont go back to idle unless I blip the throttle

I have just put the engine back in the car having changed the clutch and spigot bearing. On starting the engine it seems to run OK when cold and on choke. Once the engine has warmed up it does not drop back to idle when gently taking my foot off the accelerator. The engine will stay running at up to...
by SecombeS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

I am very pleased to say the problem is now sorted at last. Close inspection of my first photo shows that it was the reverse gear selector that was the one that was jammed. Took it to Chris at the Jag Workshop and he spotted and sorted it out straightaway with the screwdriver. Result!
by SecombeS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

Looks like the selector rods are jammed. They will not move to line up correctly.
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by SecombeS
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

OK. Thanks for that. Before removing the top I will try what you suggest.
by SecombeS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

That's very helpful. Thanks! Will check it out tomorrow and will update.
by SecombeS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

Re: New Member with Gearbox Problem!

I have just taken this photo:-

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by SecombeS
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member with Gearbox Problem!
Replies: 11
Views: 1501
Wales

New Member with Gearbox Problem!

Hi! I have a Series 2 E Type FHC which I purchased 18 years ago. I live in West London, not too far from the Jag Workshop in Ealing Broadway. I have a problem at the moment in that having replaced my clutch and reinstalled the engine/gearbox the gearbox is jammed solid. As far as I can see the two s...