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by 215m3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Ride Height
Replies: 2
Views: 400
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Re: Rear Ride Height

Perfect, thanks
by 215m3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Ride Height
Replies: 2
Views: 400
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Rear Ride Height

I have removed the old exhaust system from the car as it leaked and was missing a front downpipe bracket. The car seems to sit extremely low and the exhaust centre boxes did hit speed reduction bumps. I have measured the rear wheel arch to floor and they read 585 and 580mm. Would someone ese with a ...
by 215m3
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear Exhaust 4 Tail Pipe Removal
Replies: 0
Views: 2111
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Rear Exhaust 4 Tail Pipe Removal

Is there a special way of removing the bolts from the nuts? The nuts don't have any room for the socket and trying to jam a screwdriver blade is not working. The item is on the car, but off the rear bracket.
by 215m3
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

Thanks Pete, helps greatly....

The Overfinch is my daily and the rest is order of oldest in my custodianship. Though my father purchaed the e type in 2002.
by 215m3
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

Thanks Craig, maybe of help for people in the future as I could not find any help. Managed to get the revs down a little and at 1500 on tick over when warm at the moment. When up to temperetaure with the fans running she stayed cool and the temp gauge was just over half, so pleased with this. This i...
by 215m3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

Fan relay changed and now they kick in. Now to fix the faults and get her out for a test drive, luckily on a private airfield!
by 215m3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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Re: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

Got her started, there are 2 distributor diagrams for cap to spark plug and I had used the wrong one. Moved them all round one and she started. The fans did not kick in, so need to check the wiring to the relay. Problem is the relay does not have any markings on it that correlates with the diagram n...
by 215m3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1287
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4 Year Idle, First Start Dissappointment

My fathers V12 had been sitting for a while and it eventually arrived at my unit. It overheated on his drive the last time he started it. I have replaced the hoses, fuel and coolant, had a new wiring harness for the radiator relay and fans. Refurbished radiator and cooling fans. I also replaced the ...
by 215m3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 5391
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Re: oil pressure woes

I plan to go down this route, but seems a minefield with the different thread options etc. I will be changing the exhaust so when the car is on the ramp will remove the lower exhaust downpipes to get better access. Is it possible for someone to list what is required, sizes or part numbers etc? Thanks
by 215m3
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1526
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Re: Fuel Pump Electric Supply

No joy with adding power as well as taping it with a hammer.

It may be the original, so might as well get a new pump.
by 215m3
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1526
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Re: Fuel Pump Electric Supply

Thanks for your replies. I was unsure if I could just put the positive and negative on either end to see if the pump worked. I will give that a try soon. If nothing I will try the hammer treatment too.

Will see how this goes to start with.
by 215m3
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel Pump Electric Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1526
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Fuel Pump Electric Supply

Hi all Finally got the car back together after fitting a new radiator, silicone hoses and associated gaskets etc. Gave the engine a steam clean as it had years of grime on it. Plus it makes it nicer to work on! When I turn on the ignition, should there be a clicking from the fuel pump as it primes, ...
by 215m3
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 5391
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Re: oil pressure woes

Does anyone know of the thread size of the oil pressure sender? So I can order a replacement for a mechanical piece to attach the hose.

Thanks
by 215m3
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air INtake Temperature Sensor - Mounted
Replies: 3
Views: 1094
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Re: Air INtake Temperature Sensor - Mounted

I believe they were when it was delivered by the garage 3 years ago.

So back to my original question regarding orientation. Which why do they go?

Thanks
by 215m3
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air INtake Temperature Sensor - Mounted
Replies: 3
Views: 1094
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Air INtake Temperature Sensor - Mounted

Hi All I forgot to take a picture of the orientation of the sensor in the airbox. Would someone be kind enough to post a picture of it mounted in their airbox? I can't trace it on Google to see an open box. The car is close to having an attempt at starting. Just need the airbox and vacuum hoses adde...
by 215m3
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Longest owned ... just a bit fun
Replies: 25
Views: 4813
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Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

Not an E, but my dad bought a mk3 sky blue Spitfire, 6 months old in 1968. I was born in 1970 and was sold to my mum’s dad. He kept it for years and when he got too old to get in it, he gave it back to my mum. They had the body restored and had 110k miles on it. In 2002 it was then given to my siste...
by 215m3
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern
Replies: 5
Views: 480
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Re: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern

Toby, If you plan to go silicone from Samco, a word of caution. My kit was delivered with 4 incorrect size hoses. It took them 4-6 weeks to get it sorted out. My recommendation is to make sure they are all the correct sizes as soon as possible and not when you're assembling the car on a deadline to...
by 215m3
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern
Replies: 5
Views: 480
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Re: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern

Hi Toby The red fluid will be automatic transmission fluid - there are two small steel pipes from the gearbox which run alongside the engine sump then connect to the transmission fluid cooler within the radiator via two flexible hoses. (If you have a manual gearbox then I give in!) Hope this helps ...
by 215m3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern
Replies: 5
Views: 480
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Radiator Small Bottom Hose Concern

I have started the removal of the cooling system to have the radiator recored and fans checked. I plan to replace the hoses with the silicone upgrade while the system is apart. Water filled the tray, but when I removed the half inch hose on the passenger/left side at the bottom of the radiator, it f...
by 215m3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 1038
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Thanks Ole, how many wires connect into the main loom?

I have attached a picture with a red circle and I think it is 3 wires. This is Colin's engine from earlier in the post.

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