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by SESH
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 11
Views: 454
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

It's correct for a series 3 pump to keep pumping. The fuel goes via a return valve which returns unused fuel back to the tank. There is a constant flow of fuel.
Can't help with the non starting issue, have you checked fuel delivery and spark?
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak
Replies: 1
Views: 118
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Re: Stromberg 175 CD2 Carburettor Float Chamber Plug Leak

From memory I think the Triumph Stag has Stromberg 175 CD 2 Carbs.
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 154
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Re: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

Thanks Marek,
Appreciate your advice, as always.
Kind regards
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 154
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Re: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

Thanks Marek,
To the electrical novice, will the replacement of the voltage regulator cure the problem or could something else be going on?
Mike
by SESH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts
Replies: 4
Views: 154
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Alternator overcharging at 18.5 volts

My series 3 alternator is overcharging the battery at 18.5 volts. The battery is warm and the battery is hissing with vapour, so not using it. I have ordered a new voltage regulator. The alternator was overhauled and reconditioned about 1000 miles ago. Are there any other things that can cause this....
by SESH
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 4
Views: 1087
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Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Hi Nigel,
The master cylinder was repaired with a kit and the emergency valve replaced. Has seemed to be ok since, but am now having problems with the feel of the brakes, when hot the pedal doesn't feel right and the return is slow. I have bought a new servo, so next thing is to replace it.
Mike
by SESH
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BEST ENGINE OIL!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1288
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Re: BEST ENGINE OIL!!

I always use Valvoline VR1 20/50 Mineral Racing Oil.

Mike
by SESH
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member Series3 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 2387
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Re: New Member Series3 1972

Hi Roy,, Welcome to the forum. You may want to consider the coolcat fan replacement. Easy and cheap to do. I dit it on mine and it has worked well for 10 years. There are details on the forum or on the coolcat website. Which airline were you with. I have been working in aviation in the uk for 43 yea...
by SESH
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 641
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Thanks all for your thoughts. I will investigate all suggestions made. The ignition system is a new Barratt distributor and module and the module is located onto the front picture frame. Marek, Beacon Hill Garage was the garage that maintained the car before I bought it. In fact they carried out a f...
by SESH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 641
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek, Unfortunately I'm quite a way away from Guildford. I'm in Southend. Otherwise i would have taken you up on your kind offer. Interestingly I bought the car from Hindhead not too far from Guildford about 11 years ago. I have replaced a lot of vacuum parts on the carbs in the recent past incl...
by SESH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 641
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek, Wondered if I was getting fuel evaporation at high temp, but as you say the pump runs constantly because of the return fuel system, so fuel should be cooling the pump on a constant basis. I have been suffering erratic running for some time and have suffered rich mixture which could be a va...
by SESH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 641
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Re: V12 fuel pump options

Hi Marek The current pump was fitted about 20 years ago. It's a single non oem pump. I am experiencing some running problems when hot at low speed and rpm when you pull away. At speed it seems to run ok but it feels like fuel starvation at low rpm.The pump has been making some different noises (unle...
by SESH
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 fuel pump options
Replies: 12
Views: 641
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V12 fuel pump options

Hi all,
Can anyone give me other good options for a series 3 V12 fuel pump, other than the standard SU twin pump.
Thanks
Mike
by SESH
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1181
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Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Thanks for all comments.
Presume you mean bleeding the brakes could be a problem because of the rear bleed nipples being hard to get to?
Just waiting for my mechanic to give me a price.
Will definitely go with DOT 4.
Mike
by SESH
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Distilled/de-ionised water?
Replies: 19
Views: 1836
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Re: Distilled/de-ionised water?

I always use distilled water and you can buy it in 5 litre containers from your supermarket for not a lot. My theory is that you use distilled water in a steam iron to avoid build up of limescale and clogging the iron up, surely a similar theory should apply on a car radiator and will help keep wate...
by SESH
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1181
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Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Thanks Mark.
Probably going to leave it to a professional.
So about 4.5 hours all in?
Thanks
Mike.
by SESH
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1181
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Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

HI all,
Can you tell me how long it will take to replace a series 3 brake servo.
Any potential problems during the process
Thanks
Mike.
by SESH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 806
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Re: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose

Thanks. Will get some ordered.
Mike
by SESH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 806
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Re: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose

Thanks David and Christopher. I am intending to get some Cohline 2337 from Merlin Motorsport. Is this the correct pipe? https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/7mm-cohline-brake-reservoir-feed-hose-per-100mm-m-sph8-4?pn=2337-0613 Looks quite reasonable at £1.32 per 100 mm + VAT. My current sweating pip...
by SESH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 806
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Sweating Brake Reservoir Hose

The brake reservoir hose on my series 3 is sweating. So I will replace it. Can anyone confirm best hose and dimensions. I tried to measure the existing one on the car and the length looks to be about 30cm and the diameter of the outside is around 1.7 cm. But I think the internal dimension is normall...