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by gehawe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Germany

Re: Exhaust manifold

Hi Sven, My car got 2 new manifolds recently, done by Peters in Rödermark. They told me that during an exchange of the old manifolds, most likely a few stud bolts (Stehbolzen) will break and you have to drill them out. For that job, you will need a drill template, otherwise you risk to land up in th...
by gehawe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where do you go for a garage service
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Germany

Re: Where do you go for a garage service

There are 2 companies in Rödermark. They don't really like each other. There is a bit of history about that. But that's nothing that should be discussed in public :?:
by gehawe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Where do you go for a garage service
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Germany

Re: Where do you go for a garage service

Hello Ralf,
Where are you based?
There are a few recommendable addresses in Germany and a few with mixed feedback.
I brought mine to Peters in Roedermark. Very knowledgeable people there.

Extra Mobile has also a good reputation, but there will be some more.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Germany

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hello Rob, Today, I tried to fit new gaskets under the rear lamp, as indicated by you. I bought a set from a German supplier of oldtimer parts. I am having major problems to fit the gasket under the lamp frame. It looks loke the gasket is app 5mm too short. How did you manage to mount the gaskets? D...
by gehawe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

@ Polse: Thank you! Will try to follow your advice. Here are the details for the switch: https://i.postimg.cc/y6rQ49WN/Wiperswitch-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7LV9BJpw/Wiperswitch-2.jpg Bought 2 switches each via EBAY (so indicated price is for 2 switches). Both sellers are in the UK and shipped very...
by gehawe
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Just to finish this thread - The wiper works again. :seeingstars: All in all, I ordered 6 switches (they are quite cheap), as I did not know the exact specification. I destroyed 2 until I got the 3rd switch into the right position. It is true: The Mini-switch or the Landrover-switch - it's all the s...
by gehawe
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello E-Type Lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 1422
Germany

Re: Hello E-Type Lovers

Hello and welcome Ralf,

That's a beauty!

And a beautiful surrounding as well. I studied 5 years in Mannheim and still love the town.
Now I am near Stuttgart. You can visit the JAG-meeting on Wednesday in Leonberg, if you want.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Washer hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Germany

Re: Washer hose replacement

Hello Bob and thanks for your reply.
The pipe was disconnected on both sides and I tried to blow into it with a compressor from both sides.
I thought that the pipe is one piece only. I can trace it all the way down the bonnet. I will check for a connector again.

Best regards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Washer hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Germany

Washer hose replacement

The washer jet of my OTS doesn't work. I disconnected the hose from the pump: Pump is working. Then I disconnected the hose that runs all the way up the hood from the jet as well and tried to blow through the hose - completely blocked. Has anybody already replaced the long hose from the pump over th...
by gehawe
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Hello Rob, You were right. It was / is the park switch. I got one and tested the function by connecting it without fitting it - the function was there. The wipers stopped as soon as the pin of the switch was pressed into the housing. I tried to install it but destroyed the switch! What do you mean b...
by gehawe
Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Germany

Re: EXHAUST FUMES IN ROADSTER

Hello Rob, I have the same problem. My dealer told me that it is normal to smell exhaust fumes. What car do you have? I have problems with a S3OTS with the top down or with top up and windows open. With closed windows not so much smell. Appears funny that a few lamp sealings can have such great effe...
by gehawe
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

Hello Rob,

Thank you!
I asked an experieced classic car garage and they have the same opinion.
They did'nt tell me about the Mini-switch though. Do you have a specification or a name to look for to identify the Mini-switsch?

Best regards from Germany (with very British weather)

Gerhard
by gehawe
Sat May 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Re: Wipers won't stop

My car is a late series 3, brought by the original importer from England to Germany.

Thank you

Gerhard
by gehawe
Sat May 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wipers won't stop
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Germany

Wipers won't stop

We went on a fantastic tour this weekend. From the Stuttgart Area down the Black Forrst into France. Stayed at Ribeauvillé over night and then over the "Small Ballon" and "Big Ballon" with nearly zero traffic. :bigrin: :P On the way back, (Black Forrest again but onother track) we we were hit by the...
by gehawe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Germany

Re: Kienzle clock

Brought mine to my local watch maker - a typical oldfashioned shop. He repaired it for 150€. Said that he was not impressed by the quality that he found inside of the watch. That made me leave the replacement watch in the car. That replacement watch was a Smiths watch from an early S3. Goes a little...
by gehawe
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hallo from Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1290
Germany

Re: Hallo from Germany

Hello Patrick,

Where exactly are you located? I am also from the Stuttgart-area (Winnenden). Since last autumn, I am the proud owner of a S3-OTS. At the moment, my car is at a garage, specialised in E-Types. :waiting:

Best rgeards

Gerhard
by gehawe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Diameter of mirror rod
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Germany

Re: Diameter of mirror rod

Thank you, Sir! :salute:
by gehawe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Diameter of mirror rod
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Germany

Re: Diameter of mirror rod

Really nobody here in the forum, that knows the diamater of the mirror-rod?
by gehawe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Diameter of mirror rod
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Germany

Re: Diameter of mirror rod

Hello JJC,
That would be appreciated.
I thought about replacing the mirror, but like the old and slightly blind style.

Regards
Gerhard
by gehawe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Diameter of mirror rod
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Germany

Diameter of mirror rod

Hello and happy New Year to everybody. My OTS S3 is still at the Garage for some repair work. Independantly, I am starting to design a special holder for my phone to be fixed to the mirror rod. Basically it's a conversion of a bicycle phone holder. Can anybody do me a favour and tell me the diameter...