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by JoeLondon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 15
Views: 1632
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Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Thanks Steve, I did see that post. They don't look too different to the S1 shrouds which I have. So perhaps I was right in my first hunch when I looked at my doors, the drain is not the hole in the panel, but the raised bump near the door skin, the hole then is used for fixing the shroud. Looks like...
by JoeLondon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 15
Views: 1632
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Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Did you ever get to a solution for this, is there an S3 shroud available? I have shrouds for an S1 randomly, obviously, they don't fit the S3. My car is kept outside :( so footwell swimming pool is avoided by use of the revolutionary early Swedish designed, MK1 IKEA sill towel - Does anyone have a p...
by JoeLondon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 664
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

I believe our UK car just vents to the filler cap enclosure, there's what I had assumed to be a drain hole in the corner of the enclosure, apparently theres a pipe running from that near the filler neck, to I guess the expansion tank (all missing on mine).
by JoeLondon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1095
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Re: mPG

Peter,
Now I get what you're saying, that's actually quite an interesting concept :bigrin:
by JoeLondon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1095
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Re: mPG

Thanks Steve.. Good idea. Will do.
by JoeLondon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1095
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Re: mPG

I won't go hunting specifically for missing MPG, I'll get to it along the way - It's probably prudent for me to go through the carbs now anyway, and/or Im thinking of EFI or similar. What's the current school of thought on electronic ignition for these V12s, I see plenty of discussion on the forum. ...
by JoeLondon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1095
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Re: mPG

Thankfully oil price is dropping :roll:

Looks like I'll be getting chummy with the guys at the petrol station, I might see if I can open an account.

I wonder how it runs if I unplug half the HT leads
by JoeLondon
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: mPG
Replies: 17
Views: 1095
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mPG

Well.. I just filled the tank for the second time and ran my calculation for MPG. I wasn't expecting too much, but I also wasn't expecting so little - a whopping 7.69 MPG! :seeingstars: - Hence the title mPG All city driving in stinky traffic, and I've been "enjoying" the V12 aplenty, but is there a...
by JoeLondon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Centre Armrest Cubby
Replies: 4
Views: 535
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Re: Centre Armrest Cubby

Thanks Steve.

Once I have one, I'll look into BAS. Thank you
by JoeLondon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Centre Armrest Cubby
Replies: 4
Views: 535
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Centre Armrest Cubby

I need to replace the centre armrest cubby - seems tricky to find. Any suggestions?

Ideally trimmed in biscuit leather - but beggars can't be choosers.

I'm not fussed used or new
by JoeLondon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2152
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Enough of the cornea optician jokes already
by JoeLondon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2152
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Ooh. You might be right, I thought it looked a lil funny, but put it down to the shininess and the new angle of the pipes.
Good spot. Thank you!
by JoeLondon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2152
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Steve, thank you. Eyeronically enough, for an optician... I didn't see it. And I've clearly managed it before as I have a picture in a previous post. 😂

Let's have another go.

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by JoeLondon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 2152
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

Job done. Had the new rear section fitted. I think it looks great. Sure, I've seen super prosport exhausts with smarter welding looking fancy, but I think for manufactured stainless steel, polished the fantail, reseated the gaps at the forward pipe joints, all fitted.. £300 is a good deal. I didn't ...
by JoeLondon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.
Replies: 7
Views: 369
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Re: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.

Is it likely to cause problems other than jolly red face?
by JoeLondon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.
Replies: 7
Views: 369
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Re: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.

Hi Steve, As in the integral one? I do, I turn the wheels full lock toward the kerb. End of the day if someone wants it enough they'll take it, I get that, but I'd just rather try limit that opportunity. I think a truck with hoist is the only way it should be able to be pinched. Can't stop that. Alt...
by JoeLondon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.
Replies: 7
Views: 369
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Re: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.

Thank you David, 2 pumps makes sense, one for each bank I suppose. So, solder 2 spade terminals on tails to each terminal of the switch? Key switch also makes sense. Although I was contemplating somewhere in easier reach of the pilots seat for discretion when leaving the car, and suspect that as sma...
by JoeLondon
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.
Replies: 7
Views: 369
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Kill Switch. S3 fuel pump.

Good day folks. I would like to fit a kill switch for anti theft to my S3. I was originally thinking of the coil, as my current mission is unplugging it every time I park. however, now considering the fuel pump as an easier target for my skill set (lack thereof), as it's already inside the car and I...
by JoeLondon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Resevoir Sender
Replies: 4
Views: 360
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Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Perfect - all sorted - I found a plastic cork at a wine merchants, the idea being that it doesn't fail like the natural cork, of course, this is where I find out that the material reacts to brake fluid and breaks up into tiny pieces :D

Another job jobbed.
by JoeLondon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 664
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Thanks Colin,

Yes, have now discovered that that is mostly US gear - so I have blanked the tubes off with a small looped hose and the breathing will now be done through the fuel cap. That was easy :)