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by SESH
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 17
Views: 625
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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...
by SESH
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Great Britain

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks Philip.
The current coil fitted was part of the kit supplied by SNG when the new opus replacement kit (DAB113HE) was installed. So should be the correct one.
Cheers
Mike
by SESH
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and advice. I am going more in the direction of the amplifier breaking down under heat. I spoke with SNG Barrett today and they told me that they had problems with the replacement amplifier in the past and had re-designed it again in the lat 12 months. What we are l...
by SESH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

All linkages/Butterflies seem ok. Took the car out to a classic meet this evening. Was quite warm around 25 deg C Car ran very smoothly without issue for about 15 miles. I stopped to wait for some friends for about 30 mins. Tried to re-start the car and although the engine would turn without problem...
by SESH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Great Britain

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks Philip.
Will check butterflies and throttle linkages.
Mike
by SESH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

It will idle at a constant RPM, then after a run it will change. It doesn't fluctuate at idle.
Mike
by SESH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Great Britain

Re: Tuning Problems V12

Update. The four Carbs came off. Fitted 8 new butterfly rod seals, re-set floats, New Vacuum Pipes, New adjuster Screws. Colour Tuned, All Plugs running Blue! Car is running much better and CO and Emissions at normal. However, the idle is a bit intermittent so still working on that. It tends to now ...
by SESH
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil
Replies: 5
Views: 245
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Re: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil

Also worth considering Valvolene VR1 20W50 Racing Oil.
I always use it in my V12.
Seems to tick all the boxes and has also been recommended to me by a number of engine builders.
Mike
by SESH
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Great Britain

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Hi Marek, This is directly from the Esso website................ What is the ethanol content of your fuels? The majority of unleaded 95 Octane petrol sold in the UK contains up to 5% ethanol as required under the Government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). There is currently no require...
by SESH
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is ethanol free fuel still available?
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Great Britain

Re: Is ethanol free fuel still available?

Hi Marek,
Just gone through this investigation process last week.
My investigation showed that the only one that could say that it was 100% entanol free was Esso Supreme 97 RON.
I was putting Shell V Power in my E Etype, but have recently found that it can contain up to 5% ethanol.
Kind regards
Mike
by SESH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Philip,
It has a new SNG Barratt Ignition Conversion Kit (Opus was removed)
Product Code : DAB113HE
Mike
by SESH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Thanks Marek and Woolfi.
We will check the plugs and report back.
Probably next week now as currently have a lot on.
Thanks for your valuable help. Very helpful.
Mike
by SESH
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
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Re: Tuning Problems V12

Hi Marek,
Thanks for your input. However the engine is running otherwise perfectly smooth and not missing a beat. That's the strange thing!
Mike
by SESH
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tuning Problems V12
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Great Britain

Tuning Problems V12

Hi All. Has anyone come up against this before. I have a 1973 Series 3 V12 OTS. Issues were that it wouldn't idle properly when hot and stalled with RPM falling below 500. Secondly re-start, after being left for 20 mins it was a problem to start - not firing at all. Then after a number of attempts i...
by SESH
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 23
Views: 1030
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Re: Insurance

Agree with comments about Adrian Flux. I have an MG TD with them, asked for Agreed value, sent all photos off with full information about the nut and bolt rebuild it took them over a month to come back to me and would only insure the car agreed value for what I paid for it even though it was valued ...
by SESH
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which anti-freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 493
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Re: Which anti-freeze

Thanks, but both of the above are concentrated and recommend a 50:50 mix. Think I've found the difference though! The Amazon sellers don't tell you, but if you go to Bluecol (who sell both) they say the cheaper one "isn't suitable for classic or vintage engines" Under the first (more expensive) one...
by SESH
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: White wall tires 205/70r15
Replies: 4
Views: 312
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Re: White wall tires 205/70r15

There is a company in Surrey who make whitewall trims to fit on existing tyres called bravado automotive tyre trims, they don't seem to have a website but they have an e mail address bravado@zoo.co.uk
or phone 01932-874000
Haven't used them but seen their advert in a few classic car mags.
Mike
by SESH
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1010
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Re: New battery recommendation

These guys do good classic batteries.....
https://www.lincon.co.uk/classic_car_batteries.html

Mike
by SESH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anti Freeze
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Great Britain

Re: Anti Freeze

I always use the Blue 2 year Bluecol mixed with distilled water. Although finding Bluecol is getting more difficult.
Mike
by SESH
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 3315
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt

Welcome Julian, good to have you part of the Forum officially now! My V12 OTS is made up of a large proportion of SNG parts and it's always growing! One part you could consider manufacturing is the hat shaped unit that goes inside the oil filter canister, that goes against the spring. You can't get ...