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by SESH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Hardtop
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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Re: S3 Hardtop

Hi Markus, It attaches at the front windscreen to the same fixings as the soft top. There are no fixings on the rear but there are two fixing points on each side just behind the seats that are bolted into place. Suggest you use some clear film to cover the rear panel, such as the type of paint prote...
by SESH
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 1574
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Statement just received today direct from Esso for their UK supply................ The E5 sticker on the Synergy Supreme+ petrol pumps was introduced to ensure Esso complies with the Government's standards on labelling of fuel labelling – see https://knowyourfuel.campaign.gov.uk/. The E5 label means...
by SESH
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 - Cyprus
Replies: 4
Views: 281
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Re: 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 - Cyprus

Stunning! What a lovely restoration. Bet those Webers sound fantastic!
by SESH
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Wolfgang
An interesting idea, but for now I will run it without ducted cooling and see where we are.
I think the main issue with over heating on these units comes from heat soak, so may be ok on the picture frame away from the very high temperatures of the engine block.
Kind regards
Mike
by SESH
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks all for your very helpful comments.

Pete, it is indeed the old Opus finned amplifier with new module inside.

Ross, will look at moving it along a bit but I am slightly restricted by the length of the wiring from the coil/ballast resistor.

Thanks
Mike
by SESH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Pete
This unit DAB113HE was originally used on the XJS HE. SNG Barratt tech guys seemed to think it was a good solution to mount it on the picture frame. If I fit it on the block I fear it will fail again so a bit of a catch 22 situation .
Mike
by SESH
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Amplifier now re-sighted on the picture frame under the header tank. Mounted longitudinally in front of the picture frame using a new header tank bracket. Manufactured a metal strip to hold the amplifier using both bolt holes. Then added a dedicated earth wire to the engine block. https://i.postimg....
by SESH
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Amplifier returned in very fast time. Thanks to Brian at SNG Barratt. Very helpful. New correct length wiring now attached. Fitted this afternoon and engine started first turn. Have bought two header tank brackets to mount the amplifier forward on the picture frame. Note to all, don't forget to add ...
by SESH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Much lower I would guess than the temperature on top of the engine block!
Mike
by SESH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Just resolved the issue of no spark! Apparently the new amplifier DAB113HE requires an earth from the actual amplifier module bolt holes. This is normally achieved when mounting on the engine block in the V through the two retaining bolts. As the amplifier had been moved to the picture frame there w...
by SESH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks Mark.
I should get a response from SNG today as I sent them the photo too.
I think this one is going to have to be returned.
Will keep you posted.
Mike
by SESH
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Philip, Indeed my thoughts exactly. I contacted SNG this morning and they are coming back to me. Apparently these modules are supplied and worked on by a third party. So they are asking the question. Didn't want to start messing about with the wires and then invalidating any warranty I had. Will ...
by SESH
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Got the amplifier back today from having a new module fitted and longer wires so that I can mount the amplifier on the picture frame. All fitted, cranked the engine but it won't fire, no attempt at all. No spark from the coil to the distributor. Checked everything was connected properly and it was. ...
by SESH
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks for info. Agree heat and electrics not the best mix. With this being mounted on the engine block in the middle of the V seems crazy. When I get the amplifier back it will be relocated to the picture frame. I too am in the Aviation Industry and appreciate, as you say, that avionics are normall...
by SESH
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

SNG Barratt advise that the amplifier tested ok on their test rig. However, the test equipment doesn't input heat to the amplifier. So they have changed the internal module and added longer wiring so that I can mount it further away from the V of the block. It is currently en route to me and is due ...
by SESH
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V12 Engine man
Replies: 13
Views: 1204
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Re: V12 Engine man

Hi Bob,
There are to my knowledge two that are more frequently used.
SNG Barratt do a complete replacement which includes the Amplifier, Distributor, Coil and Ballast Resistor ref DAB113HE and the other which I think is manufactured in New Zealand called Re-Opus.
Mike
by SESH
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: V12 Engine man
Replies: 13
Views: 1204
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Re: V12 Engine man

Hi Bob, One of the issues with the V12 electrical system is that the ignition amplifier can temporarily fail when too hot. The amplifier is normally mounted at the front of the engine in the V on top of the block where it gets very hot! Stupid place to put it really. Many people relocate it away fro...
by SESH
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine oil and antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 423
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Re: Engine oil and antifreeze

Personally I would use 20W50 Valvoline VR1 Mineral Racing Oil.
Anti Freeze would be Bluecol 2 Year (Blue). Mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
Mike
by SESH
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 46
Views: 2434
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Spoken with SNG Barratt. They asked me to send them the Amplifier back for test. Apparently there has been a further mod to these Opus Replacement Amplifiers in the last 12 months. All to do with heat failure. So will get my one tested and whilst they are at it they are going to add longer wiring ha...
by SESH
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 19
Views: 1574
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Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

I recently filled my E Type up with Esso Supreme + 97 RON and it had an E5 sticker on the pump. I called Esso customer care today and they advised that although the pump has an E5 sticker the fuel does not contain any Ethanol and they do not have any plans to introduce Ethanol to Supreme + 97 RON. T...