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by Walluski
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 1204
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Re: How much is too much?

Thanks all.

I'm filling a swimming pool with everything I don't know about E-Types.

Thanks again
Mark
by Walluski
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 1204
United States of America

How much is too much?

Greetings, When I start my 72 Series 3 2+2 from cold, I always get some light gray smoking out the tail pipe. It lasts for about 3-4 minutes, getting progressively lighter until it stops. After that, the exhaust is clean (at least to the naked eye). Other than that, the car runs well and sounds good...
by Walluski
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 1637
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Re: fuel filter and fuel line

Thanks Ross.
I'll stand down and worry about something else.
Mark
by Walluski
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: fuel filter and fuel line
Replies: 9
Views: 1637
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fuel filter and fuel line

Howdy, Regarding my 72 S3 2+2: I need a little reassurance that this is really how this is supposed to look. After pulling everything out of the boot, I noticed that the flexible hose to the fuel pump, with the inline fuel filter, simply hangs from the front wall of the boot to the pump? It actually...
by Walluski
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

Thought I'd post a final note. I ended up replacing the terminal block (it fell apart into pieces when I handled it). Then I replaced both sides of the non-original 'replacement' wiring connector (nothing original here apparently). That said, everything works now as it should. I sure like the look o...
by Walluski
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

Hmm. Looks like there is no wire in the harness for the fog lamps. I'm not sure if that means the harness is wrong or the fog lamps are wrong but it explains why the high beams were wired as they were. Apparently the PO took the wire from the high beams and ran that power to the fog lamps. I guess h...
by Walluski
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

First, thank you Colin. I really appreciate the help and your patience with me. I'm enjoying the learning experience and looking forward to solving this problem. When I started I new little or nothing about car wiring and am only slightly better now, BUT I am getting much better at reading wiring di...
by Walluski
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

There is no power at the three prong plug that connects to the headlight for the highbeams. My 8 pin connector cable is missing two metal inserts. Is that correct? (see picture). The center socket pin shows 12v when the highbeam dip switch is on, 0v when the switch is off. I tested the socket for lo...
by Walluski
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

Thanks Colin and to answer your question, nope I did not check the three prong plug for the head lights when I installed them (slaps forehead). Seeing as replacing the headlights was probably the easiest undertaking I've had since acquiring the car, I will pull the headlights today or tomorrow and c...
by Walluski
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

Well, I finally got around to testing the 'plug and socket' behind the headlights. Being a novice at this I'm not exactly sure what I found. When the highbeams are 'ON' (via the dip switch) with the harness plug pulled, I get 12.5v in the center prong of the plug. When the highbeams are 'OFF' I get ...
by Walluski
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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Re: High Beam Headache

I went through everything again. Couple of things, the headlights don't flash with the emergency flashers (I'm not sure if they're supposed to). I misstated in the first post, pulling the turn signal lever has no effect other than lighting the blue 'dip' light. I rechecked the fuses and made sure of...
by Walluski
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High Beam Headache
Replies: 16
Views: 2603
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High Beam Headache

Howdy, My 1972 Series 3, 2+2 is giving me a high beam headache. The high beams were working about a week ago. Now, the low beams work fine but the head lights go out when I flip the high beam 'dip' switch on the dash. The 'blue' indicator light comes on, but the lights go out. I tried pulling the tu...
by Walluski
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2
Replies: 5
Views: 1423
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Re: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2

Thanks to all.
The wires were for the heated rear window, which had been pulled and the switch connected to the engine fan. The car came from Palm Springs so I guess the PO thought controlling the engine cooling was better than heating the rear window.
Thanks again!
by Walluski
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2
Replies: 5
Views: 1423
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Re: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2

Thank you Manfred! I'll see if I can track down where that 'new' black wire runs to. It looks like you have two similar white orphan orphan wires as my car. Maybe they are for a component neither of us have on our cars? Thanks again for your help. It looks like maybe I just have one mystery to solve...
by Walluski
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2
Replies: 5
Views: 1423
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Re: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2

Additionally, this is a US spec car with AC.
Thanks again!
by Walluski
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2
Replies: 5
Views: 1423
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Orphan wires in my 1972 Series 3 2+2

Howdy, I need some help with some orphan wires (flagged with tape) I found behind the dash of my 72 S3 2+2. The only electrical system that doesn't appear to be working is the handbrake warning light. I'm a complete novice at electrical and was hoping someone had an idea of what these might be for a...
by Walluski
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tool kit rollup placement
Replies: 4
Views: 2095
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Re: Tool kit rollup placement

I did manage to fit it under the spare.
Thanks for the help!
by Walluski
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tool kit rollup placement
Replies: 4
Views: 2095
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Tool kit rollup placement

Hi, I just acquired a very nice 1972 Series 3 E Type. It came with a rollup tool kit laying on the back deck.
Is there a designated location for the tool kit? I can't seem to figure out where it's supposed to go.
Thank you!