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by Leekade
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery not charging and rev counter not working
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Re: Battery not charging and rev counter not working

Thanks for some good tips, Bill. I suspect we might have fried the new regulator so we’ll redo the WM test and the additional ones you’ve suggested. We’ve discovered some odd things going on behind the ignition barrel and the steering column which may be unrelated but still need to be fixed. Regards...
by Leekade
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery not charging and rev counter not working
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Re: Battery not charging and rev counter not working

Both the battery charging gauge and rev counter worked for a short while today, whilst the father-in-law was testing the voltage regulator. However, when I got there it had stopped working! The ignition bulb was, indeed, not working - it had blown. I tested the fuel warning light and it was working ...
by Leekade
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery not charging and rev counter not working
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Re: Battery not charging and rev counter not working

Hi Bill

Thanks for replying. I wonder why they both don’t work but do when I do the test? Must be coincidental then. I’ll check the ignition light when I work on the car this weekend.

Cheers
Adrian
by Leekade
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery not charging and rev counter not working
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Great Britain

Battery not charging and rev counter not working

Having suffered with a non-charging battery and a rev counter which had stopped working, I conducted the workshop manual test to see if the problem lay with the voltage regulator or alternator. It appeared to show that the alternator was fine but the regulator (heavily corroded) wasn’t. Whilst runni...
by Leekade
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Great Britain

Re: Door mirrors

Hi JC I don’t have a big problem with holes in the car though, if I could avoid having more of them, I will! If I have to drill holes, I’ll make sure they are as well-protected from rust as I can make them (which avoids using self-tapping screws which render any protection as useless). I agree, mirr...
by Leekade
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Great Britain

Re: Door mirrors

Thanks for more great advice. I’ll have a ponder about drilling the door or using the Fosseway versions which don’t need it.

Cheers

Adrian
by Leekade
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 337
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Re: Door mirrors

Thanks, Malcolm, I’d not seen those before and they seem better value than the first ones I’d purchased. I’ll investigate those further.

Cheers, Adrian
by Leekade
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Great Britain

Door mirrors

I’ve recently bought some Tex mirrors from one of the big E Type spares retailers that purported to be for the S3. I tried to position the driver’s side and realised, after about an hour, that, unless I built out from the car to effectively tilt the top of the mirror housing away from the car, I wou...
by Leekade
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Poor brakes and warning light constantly on
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Great Britain

Re: Poor brakes and warning light constantly on

Hi Bill Thanks for the advice and information. We were hoping to look at the brakes yesterday but the ignition system became more pressing as I broke down when visiting the local petrol station - we have hot starting issues which may form another thread. Just investigating the options now... Cheers ...
by Leekade
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Poor brakes and warning light constantly on
Replies: 4
Views: 199
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Re: Poor brakes and warning light constantly on

Thanks, James. With the weather being so good today, I’ll be trying your tips later and I’ll report back...

Cheers
Adrian
by Leekade
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Poor brakes and warning light constantly on
Replies: 4
Views: 199
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Poor brakes and warning light constantly on

I wonder if anyone can help diagnose a problem without my having to replace the whole system! I’ve taken out the car and the brakes have been really poor with the warning light constantly on. The rear end is jacked up and, with the engine running, when the pedal is pressed briefly the back wheels re...
by Leekade
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Great Britain

Re: Ballast Resistor

Hi Rob

Yes, we’ve already bitten the bullet and done that where there are some moving parts. I’ll give the ignition system a stay of execution but it may be on borrowed time.

As for the age of the car and its bits, it doesn’t bode well for me, being over 45!! :bigrin :bigrin:

Cheers
Adrian
by Leekade
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 4
Views: 234
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Re: Ballast Resistor

Hi Colin! Thanks for your reply. It has the original ignition system and I have a workshop manual but the father-in-law monopolises it so thanks for the link. We’ve got a multimeter so we’ll do the tests and definitely won’t be shelling out on a new ballast resistor unless it is absolutely necessary...
by Leekade
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ballast Resistor
Replies: 4
Views: 234
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Ballast Resistor

It’s me again! I’m trying to rule out potential ignition problems and have already replaced the coil. The ballast resistor looks like it’s had some trauma with PO and looking to change it however ifs noticed that suppliers seem to have dried up. The one I’ve found is quoting £192. From experience ou...
by Leekade
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 395
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Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Hi chaps

Many thanks for being so helpful, I’ll make some enquiries later.
Cheers
Adrian
by Leekade
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Great Britain

Re: Fuel tank cleaning

The companies that I've tried locally, that purport to clean this type of thing, will not deal with petrol tanks now as they cannot obtain insurance!! I also managed to find the little cylindrical-shaped filter in the tank that had detached itself at some point in the past... Every day's a learning ...
by Leekade
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Great Britain

Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Thanks, Julian, I’ll try out your tips.
Cheers, Adrian
by Leekade
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Great Britain

Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Brilliant! Thanks, John, I thought it was some sort of sealant used by a PO. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, it had stood from 1993 until last month!!

Cheers
Adrian
by Leekade
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel tank cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Great Britain

Fuel tank cleaning

After breaking down on my maiden voyage due to an overload of crud in the fuel filter, I decided to take out the tank on my S3. It was pretty straightforward: removed the fuel pipes and top units, removed the 3 bolts, the bracket holding the right bolt, the filler hose and breather pipes. The sump w...
by Leekade
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Petrol tank sump removal
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Great Britain

Re: Petrol tank sump removal

Thanks, Colin - it looks tidier than mine!

Adrian