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by Norton
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 4430
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Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

Thanks.

swindler, nice tip.

Found tech info on jag-lovers saying that the DANA diff have three bolts holding bearing in place on the output shaft. Judging the boltpattern on the bolts I actually can see, there have to be more than three. Other diffs have five. ( same source )
Harald
by Norton
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 4430
Norway

Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

Thanks. You are right about the speedo. And probable also about the diff itself. PO claims he had the crown and pinion gear changed to give a 2.88 ratio about 8 years ago. There is an old looking metal plate with 2.88 attached under one of the cover bolts. Maybe someone swopped the whole unit. It do...
by Norton
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 4430
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Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

Thanks. A couple more questions arises. Is it possible that it is just the the diff cover that come from a later car, or would it be the complete diff? Could I use the output from sensor to a XJS speedo? Guess that would be independent of actual final ratio. ( if complete diff is from xjs with inter...
by Norton
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 4430
Norway

Re: Diff filler/level plug Thread and alternatives

Hello. -73 e type series 3 differential. Anyone know what this is? Was going to change diffoil on my newly aquired S3. And found a diff cover obviously not a standard part. It is a forged aluminum part with cooling fins. Were I expected to find level/ filler plug there is some kind of sensor with tw...
by Norton
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Re: Ignition coil

Hi, just sent a PM. Harald.
by Norton
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Re: Ignition coil

Evening John. I have shortened the wires but no sparks. Was not very optimistic: Misfiring started when hot, after cooling down ok until hot again. And it was running once after extending wires but misfiring. Measured voltage on white blue wire into ballast ( wire from start relay ) while cranking a...
by Norton
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Re: Ignition coil

Hi. Yes, gearbox mount went back without much fuzz. Some PO had put the parts more or less randomly together without the rubber bush. Parts book and repair manual not much help but think I manage to put it right. Finding info on different forums and looks right.. Rechecked wires and connectors, put ...
by Norton
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Re: Ignition coil

Hi John. One of the fastening lugs have broken and a small hole to the inside sealed with some silikon stuff. But likely that moisture have entered at some stage. Engine started to run rough late this summer when hot. ( not overheating, temp within normal ). After cooling a few hours, ok until hot a...
by Norton
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Re: Ignition coil

And two more with glare at different places. Rgds Harald.
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by Norton
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
Norway

Re: Ignition coil

Hi John. The rotor arms look fine and new, I know it does not neceserially mean its working so I’ll have that in mind. All the cylindrical magnets are present. Removed parts of outer «shield» around electric wires and they looked suprisingly fine. Opened the amplifier and attaching photos. Thank you...
by Norton
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter storage on axle stands
Replies: 13
Views: 1325
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Re: Winter storage on axle stands

Hi. The tires will not be damaged in any way during winter storage. Longer storage in considerable warmer climate may hurt them. But increase pressure aproximately 50%. If not anything else reduces chanches of ending up standing a longer period severely underinflated.
Harald
by Norton
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
Norway

Re: Ignition coil

Hi John, thanks. I was suspicious about the 2ohm reading as I don’t have any fancy equipment and reading was somewhat variable but seemed to settle at 2. l have the manual and measured resitance block but ran into same issues. Connectors look ok but insulation on wires are pretty fried after almost ...
by Norton
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 13
Views: 1124
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Ignition coil

Hi. -71 e type S3 with OPUS ignition. Having no sparks and I suspect the amplifier have died. But I am measuring 2 Ohm across + and - on the coil. Manual says it should be .8 - 1.0 ohm. Anyone knows if this will prevent system making sparks, or if this have contributed amplifier to die?
Rgds Harald
by Norton
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 1243
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

Hi Mike. Thanks for advice, maybe a replacement is best option. I was thinking of a relocation of amplifier as a recaution before it fries..
Rgds Harals
by Norton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 fails to start
Replies: 14
Views: 1243
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Re: Series 3 fails to start

Hi. I have read about repositioning the ignition unit to a cooler place. But then longer wires will be needed. Does anyone know if I can cut the wires and solder in an extension? Or will that upset the electronics in any way? -71 S3 with ignition unit in original ( hot ) position.
Harald
by Norton
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi and thanks for advice. Forgot to mention that I fitted new plugs after adjusting needles. And as the old plugs, looking healthy on left cylinder bank and sooty on right side after a short test run ( 20 miles ). Fast idle screws are clear, chokes fully closed at least looks closed from outside of ...
by Norton
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Hi Simon.
Thanks again, I’ll give it a try.
I lowered the needles as much as was possible. About .5mm. But no significant change on spark plug appearence. Still sooty black. I still think the mixture is too rich, how can I make it leaner? I am neww to Strombergs..
Rgds Harald
by Norton
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
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Re: Stromberg jet height

Thank you, very clear. I had it apart last year to replace O ring but could not remember which part was fixed or not.
All RH plugs are sooty but dry. Will it be a good idea to try weaken mixture on RH carburettors by lowering needle?

Harald
by Norton
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 2233
Norway

Re: Stromberg jet height

Have been reading with interest. Adjustng mixture with the allen key adjusting tool, is it correct that clockvise will weaken mixture and anti clockwise will richen? ( as seen from above ) All RH plugs are sooty but dry. Will it be a good idea to try weaken mixture on RH carburettors by lowering nee...
by Norton
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 4 Speed Auto Gearbox
Replies: 14
Views: 6021
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Re: S3 4 Speed Auto Gearbox

Thank you all for info. My std. 3speed auto works fine but gives rather high rpm at cruising speed. I assume that rear axle ratio is 3.55 as it is u.s spec. The ZF HP4 22 box would adress that, as 4. is an overdrive. A manual box with overdrive would be more fun. But as mentioned a ZF box is availab...