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by Fspp369
Fri May 15, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Callipers O rings seals
Replies: 6
Views: 239
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Re: Callipers O rings seals

Couldn’t agree more! If you don’t split the callipers you only do half a job. Thanks all for your words of wisdom...ask the right question ....etc etc searching for “calliper bridge seals” was the most productive, although “calliper spacer o rings” was close behind. Now all sorted, some stock ordere...
by Fspp369
Thu May 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Callipers O rings seals
Replies: 6
Views: 239
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Callipers O rings seals

Dear forum members.... I have taken my 3 pot front callipers, that we’re acting on ventilated discs, apart to deal with corroded pistons and unsurprisingly useless seals. No problem I thought....whilst there I’ll shotblast the calliper halves and then recoat in an appropriate spec paint replace the ...
by Fspp369
Tue May 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front Hub Grease
Replies: 1
Views: 209
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Front Hub Grease

hi all,
what does the membership think of the grade of grease I should be using to repack my front hubs on my S3, my thoughts are LM2 Or EP2{Red} various suggestions have been made.
Any thoughts on the subject anyone?
Peter.
by Fspp369
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: Rad air control flaps

Colin, I have great sympathy with that view, but that has never stopped anyone making life complicated has it? The air control flaps on my rad cowl and two others I’ve measured have different thicknesses. One on the top O/S is almost twice as thick as the others, this leads me to believe that there ...
by Fspp369
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 7708
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Re: V12 ECU

Ole,
Sorry I’ve been away from it all for a while.
If you send me a PM I’ll forward some pics of the modified XJS seats, that have gone to the trimmers. I will be collecting the drivers side this week.
P
by Fspp369
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: Rad air control flaps

Mmmmm, thanks for that, I’m not sure if they will be heat stable and oil/fuel/ATF etc resistant.
May try specifically made silicone sheet, or maybe Viton sheet. You see I’m trying to get complicated to solve the problem, but will try the KISS principle. :studyinggray: :scratchheadyellow:
by Fspp369
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rad air control flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Rad air control flaps

Hi all, Hope everyone is staying safe.A BIG thank you to anyone working within the widest health care sector, particularly the NHS. Does anyone know of a source of suitable rubber sheet to remake the flaps on the back of the radiator shroud on an S3. There are two thicknesses of material 1.5mm and 2...
by Fspp369
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: @ post car lift points
Replies: 8
Views: 916
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Re: @ post car lift points

You can store an entire new kitchen worktops, appliances, plumbing stuff, sinks, and enough wood laminate for a 3 X 6 m floor on a 4 post whilst sheltering a timid XKR-S, but you can’t lift the body off a Range Rover except with a 2 poster. The only problem with a 2 as far as I can see is the state ...
by Fspp369
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: @ post car lift points
Replies: 8
Views: 916
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Re: @ post car lift points

The debate continues....
There 4 poster I have has a pair of jacking beams which I do find useful but the space available on a 2 post is attractive.
by Fspp369
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: @ post car lift points
Replies: 8
Views: 916
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@ post car lift points

Members. I have a 4 post lift and a two post lift but the S3 has never been on the 2, having heard various theories about the good and bad reasons for using a 2 Post lift,I am not sure if I should go ahead and use the 2. Please try and put this one to bed for me please,…. Is a 2 Post out of the ques...
by Fspp369
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 vs Series 1
Replies: 65
Views: 6258
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Re: series 3 vs Series 1

Hello all, Late as usual. My S3 has been much modified, mostly by the PO ( P Mitchell) with an idea of making it a more serviceable, drivable, less temperamental, relaxed car. To do this it has:- 5.3 EFi, straighter slightly larger bore exhaust system, 4speed GB with O/D, 2:88 lsd diff, outboard ven...
by Fspp369
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Recalibrating the Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 2035
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Re: Recalibrating the Speedo

Speedo repairs and refacing.
Try this guy :
FLANNERY SPEEDOMETER REPAIR
Www.magnetic-speedometer-repair.com
He’s good and does a great job with “proper” clocks as well.
Peter.
by Fspp369
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dip or blast
Replies: 5
Views: 1324
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Re: Dip or blast

Hi, I hope I may be able to help. I used to own one of the first Sodablasting companies in UK. (Ecoblast Ltd) I had to stop on health grounds. 1: soda media will not touch rust, it makes it black but will not remove it, it’s too hard. To remove rust you have to use “doped”media (Al Oxide grit). This...
by Fspp369
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 3678
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Oh dear!
Boys will be boys!,, :lol:
by Fspp369
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 3678
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

PS
don’t forget to get the speedo redone
P
by Fspp369
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 3678
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Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Steven
I have an EFi HE V12 with 4 Sp manual plus overdrive and a 2.88 sitting at the back.
Unless you want racetrack takeoff and high revs in each gear. sit back and enjoy the lazy smooth quiet cruising of your S3 bliss! Its well up to the job,.don't think its going to be slow its not!!
Peter.
by Fspp369
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3320
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Any time that you have time.
Peter.
by Fspp369
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 3320
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Re: JD43 torsion bar tensioner tool alternative

Hi, Sounds interesting and very useful...any idea of costs for the “exhaust on”one?
Peter.
by Fspp369
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 1601
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Re: Front indicator lens.

Nice one Marek
by Fspp369
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lens.
Replies: 9
Views: 1601
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Re: Front indicator lens.

In my tribulations with the indicators I have also found that the lens to unit seal 12426: is no longer listed. Does anyone know of a source? If this fails then I’ve made a set of seals, which seem to work well and stand up to a hosepipe, from a seal available from ALDI! For the grand sum of £0:65 !...