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by ianfey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Missing 2 litres of oil
Replies: 8
Views: 651
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Re: Missing 2 litres of oil

Don't know if this helps but I recently read a Q and A by I think Ken Jenkins where it was stated that some e types were fitted with an incorrectly marked dipstick at the factory giving a low reading on the stick even though the correct amount of oil had been put in.
by ianfey
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 744
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Re: Mystery rattle

Tried all the above to no effect. Then drove over a speed bump and the noise stopped .Don't you just love these cars :cussing:
by ianfey
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Boot springs
Replies: 5
Views: 468
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Re: Boot springs

Wear thick leather gloves.the springs are like razor blades. Good video on YouTube where a guy made up a jig which made it look easy
by ianfey
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Boot Pops Open
Replies: 6
Views: 584
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Re: Boot Pops Open

Mine used to pop at every bump. Looking at it found that T shaped cut out in housing preventing full movement of latch so boot only holding on a sliver. Widened slot and no further problems. As insurance Wilko sell a keyring chain for about 2 pounds shorten this and with a couple of split rings you ...
by ianfey
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 744
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Re: Mystery rattle

:thankyouyellow: not able to test drive car yet as I have to put the dash back together but just after I posted I thought about the stabiliser. Took 2 turns to bring bottom slotted nut into contact with mounting so I am hoping this was it.Thank you to everyone who responded and all the suggestions. ...
by ianfey
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mystery rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 744
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Mystery rattle

I have a series 1 OTS whic has developed a rattle which sounds like ametal tray full of loose spanners behind the dash when I go over a bump or am on a rough road. Stripped out dash nothing loose. Checked wiper linkages in double skin bulkhead and cannot find anything loose under the bonnet. Any sug...
by ianfey
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 1963 oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 1528
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Re: 1963 oil pressure

I had the same problem on my 655 car. Was told could be weak oil pressure relief spring. Changed but no better. Put on wet gauge and had factory spec pressures. Turned out to be the gauge. Best advice - don't do anything major until you have checked the pressure with a wet gauge.
by ianfey
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments
Replies: 40
Views: 15370
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Re: Roof/Hood/Spar - to - Door - to Windscreen Adjustments

Didn't think mine was too bad although the picture reveals a fault but as it doesn't leak i will leave well alone! I just wish I could stop the leaks from the doors onto the cills. Does anyone have any tips on this as I am running out of ideas?
by ianfey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 4.2 cooling mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 3379
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Re: 4.2 cooling mystery

My e type ran cool but in traffic got hot and would not cool down even with the electric fan on. Tried all the usual and air coming back off the fan. Turns out the fan was running backward but the air it pushed forwards was bouncing off the radiator so giving the wrong impression. Try getting the fa...