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by docford
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK
Replies: 3
Views: 561
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Re: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK

we‘ll be testing at Spa in March. Best laptime so far was a 3.11. My goal is to get lower than a 3.05.
by docford
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1492
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Re: Competition front brakes

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here is what is mounted on my Series 1. The calipers can be bought new at Denis Welsh.
by docford
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Tour Auto - France 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 270
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Tour Auto - France 2019

We‘ll be taking part in the coming Tour Auto with 7266WK. I would be great if we‘re not the only ones from the forum racing there. Whoever spectates or participates, please leave a note here.
by docford
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Competition front brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1492
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Re: Competition front brakes

my Series 1 semi-lightweight has MK9 calipers and 12“ discs on the front. Take a look at FIA homologation sheet number 100, as you‘ll find what is allowed in there.
by docford
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

I went to the shop this evening and took of the hoses and expansion tank to get a better understanding. The puzzling thing is that a big water hose goes from the intake manifold to the expansion tank, which is OK, and right underneath it, at the expansion tank, another big hose goes to the water pum...
by docford
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

PeterCrespin wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:22 pm
What have you done to block off the bypass meant to be blocked by the open tstat?
Good question ! I need to check that ! Is the bypass hose the one which connects to the elbow of the water pump inlet tube ?
by docford
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
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Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

right, the thermostat is not mounted.

Thanks for the link to the drawing.
by docford
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

thanks for your reply. I’ll give it a try with a 7 lbs cap.

Would you know where to find a drawing or exploded view of the water pump ?

I’m wondering if it cavitates, when driving continously on the teack between 3,500 and 6,500 rpm, and therefore creates air bubbles,
by docford
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

... 2. The system you have , with what you describe as an expansion tank, sounds like either an S2 system or some sort of hybrid . If it is such a system, then it is vital that the radiator cap is NOT a pressure cap, ( thus allowing free flow in both directions to and from the expansion tank ) but ...
by docford
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
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Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

abowie wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:00 pm
If the car is running OK and not overheating, in the absence of other evidence I would suggest that the cooling system is just finding its own level.
Ok, we'll keep running it and see if the spillage of coolant stops after a while.
by docford
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

Re: coolant in catch can after one hour on track

[Edit: Apologies, I thought this was a private message] Hi Chris, nice to hear from you. If you look under the cap you will normally see a disc about the size of an old shilling that is lightly held closed when off the car but pressed tight by coolant pressure in service. On cooling, if there is fl...
by docford
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: coolant in catch can after one hour on track
Replies: 18
Views: 895
France

coolant in catch can after one hour on track

Hello there, it seems that my XKE has some sort of a coolant issue. Whenever we just drive on the streets, everything is fine, but when we race it at the track, it pushes out coolant in the catch can. After one hour of sustained track time (Spa for instance) the catch can is full, which is about 1 L...
by docford
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK
Replies: 3
Views: 561
France

Hello from Paris - new owner of 7266WK

Hello there, my name is Chris and I live in Paris. I bought 7266WK a couple of years ago in England. Since then we run it a various track days as well on the road, before racing it a the Spa 3 Hours. As I'm new to all Jaguar mechanical stuff, I'll certainly post questions here, as I'll be readying t...