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by db7gtgrigio
Mon May 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Metalifacture jack - Knurled screw and Spring Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Australia

Re: Metalifacture jack - Knurled screw and Spring Clips

Great, that was perfect, all done. I suspect that the fell off because I lowered the jack too far, which seems to push the spring clips off......
by db7gtgrigio
Mon May 28, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???
Replies: 6
Views: 1399
Australia

Re: S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???

Problem fixed. The water pump was in fact fine. It was that there was inadequate coolant in the system due to an air pocket. Turns out there was only 5 litres in the system out of the required 15. The problem started when I had a failed expansion tank cap which let out loads of coolant as steam. I w...
by db7gtgrigio
Mon May 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Metalifacture jack - Knurled screw and Spring Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Australia

Metalifacture jack - Knurled screw and Spring Clips

At the weekend I had cause to inspect my jack in the S2 FHC. I'm pretty sure it is the original Metalifacture jack. At the bottom of the bag I found the knurled circular disc that you can use to raise and lower the jack, plus 2 spring clips, which presumably are designed to secure aforementsioned kn...
by db7gtgrigio
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???
Replies: 6
Views: 1399
Australia

S2 Overheating - Failed water pump???

Hi there, its been a while since posting..... My S2 recently started showing higher temp than usual on the gauge (but not into red and steam was escaping from expansion tank filler cap. The cap was very old so I replaced it with a new 7ib one. Then steam started escaping from the radiator filler cap...
by db7gtgrigio
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent Clutch Slip
Replies: 5
Views: 1333
Australia

Re: Intermittent Clutch Slip

In my limited experience if it slips it's either oil on the driven plate or it's worn out. I'd ensure that the hydraulics are ok first (flush, replace both cylinders etc). You might get lucky. As you say, if the thrust bearing is worn and the slave doesn't compensate you'd expect it to incompletely...
by db7gtgrigio
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent Clutch Slip
Replies: 5
Views: 1333
Australia

Intermittent Clutch Slip

A friend has just acquired a very nice S1 2+2 and he says that "sometimes" when giving it a bootfull at low revs the clutch slips although it is not all the time. I have not driven the car however the clutch pedal movement feels very strange, not a smooth consistent pressure going to the floor but m...
by db7gtgrigio
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car
Replies: 7
Views: 2185
Australia

Re: Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car

abowie wrote:I had it done in my S1.5. Got a trimmer to do it and it looked really pretty good. They just stuff the edges over the top of the cantrails.
Great to know Andrew.

Now I just need o find a decent trimmer in Sydney. The one who replaced by seat cushion foams I would not go to again...........
by db7gtgrigio
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Re: Wave washer S2 Steering Column

johnetype wrote:I selected this stainless steel wave washer off eBay and it works very nicely.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122112786874

John
FANTASTIC

Thank you John!!!!!
by db7gtgrigio
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car
Replies: 7
Views: 2185
Australia

Replacing headliner in an already trimmed car

My headliner is sagging and I am feeling brave....the interior trim is otherwise OK. I am wondering if it is feasible to just replace the headlining while all the other trim elements are in situ? Concerned about getting glue on the existing components however am hoping with judicious use of masking ...
by db7gtgrigio
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Re: Wave washer S2 Steering Column

abowie wrote:They just need the correct cones to fit the wheel to the machine.
If you ask one of the Jag people in Sydney who they use I'm sure they will be able to do them.
Alternatively you can buy a set of cones or modify an old knockoff hub.
But I will check with Cummins who they use....
by db7gtgrigio
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Re: Wave washer S2 Steering Column

They just need the correct cones to fit the wheel to the machine. If you ask one of the Jag people in Sydney who they use I'm sure they will be able to do them. Alternatively you can buy a set of cones or modify an old knockoff hub. well that is what I thought until I read this thread which suggest...
by db7gtgrigio
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Re: Wave washer S2 Steering Column

Yes Andrew I am going to do that but I am struggling to find anyone in Sydney who knows how to do wire wheels properly. The modern dynamic balancers apparently cant handle wires......

The steering wheel shake is only 60-70mph at all other speeds smoooooth
by db7gtgrigio
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Re: Wave washer S2 Steering Column

Thank you James. sadly I don't have the original one so no remnants to take to a fastener supply shop :(
by db7gtgrigio
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wave washer S2 Steering Column
Replies: 10
Views: 2263
Australia

Wave washer S2 Steering Column

My steering column has noticeable play. When I dismantled it a cleaned it years ago I don't recall any wave washer at the bottom. I now understand a wave washer is required to put pre load on the lower tapered roller berarings. The XKE Books illustrated S2 partes maanual does not show an exploded pa...
by db7gtgrigio
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting new door handle key barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1198
Australia

Chris : the length of the spring loaded vertical link is critical . You will notice that it has 3 holes in it. You can try altering which hole it is on to see if that helps Thanks Chris I see what you mean I will give that a go although I lost one of the spring clips which flew across the garage :(
by db7gtgrigio
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting new door handle key barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1198
Australia

Fitting new door handle key barrel

I am trying to fit a new key barrel. Have reassembled everything with the new barrel however when unlocked it only occasionally works! I have checked a number of posts on here and a sure I have all the correct parts. My problem appears to be that the plunger is worn and that it does not seem to stay...
by db7gtgrigio
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DAB 26H S2 2+2 Old English White Where are you
Replies: 15
Views: 4640
Australia

Trust you got some pictures to add the cars history file? It was me ! My father and I spent a very happy hour with the very generous Malcolm looking over DAB 26H and then Malcolm took us for a fabulous and spirited drive in the old girl. It was very exciting and poignant to be sitting again on exac...
by db7gtgrigio
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 horn only operates when indicators on
Replies: 7
Views: 2605
Australia

Steve, YOU DA MAN!!!!

Additional ground wire attached between column switch and steering column itself and all well again. As you said, must have been grounding through the indicators.....

Thank you so much,!!
by db7gtgrigio
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S2 horn only operates when indicators on
Replies: 7
Views: 2605
Australia

S2 horn only operates when indicators on

Hi guys I posted this on Jag Lovers but didn't get much in the way of suggestions. Anyone here got any ideas.....? I recently posted saying that my S2 indicator switch had fallen apart. With incredible luck I was able to find the springs and contacts on the floor of the drivers footwell, get some re...
by db7gtgrigio
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Front discs - keep or replace?
Replies: 8
Views: 3029
Australia

I replaced my S2 original discs 4 years ago as like the OP they had chips on the edges. Was unable to find original spec replacements with the anti squeal wire so I bought a pair of solid ones from SNGB which were surprising cheap 25 quid each from memory. Great performance and no squeal whatsoever,...