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by 215m3
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure woes
Replies: 32
Views: 2623
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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: 315
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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: 315
Great Britain

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: 315
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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: 2623
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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: 145
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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: 145
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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: 4543
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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: 363
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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: 363
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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: 363
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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: 835
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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.

Image
by 215m3
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 835
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Can someone upload a picture of where the fan wiring meets the loom. It is only £20 ish for a new loom and as mine has been butchered it is a no-brainer

Does this loom have 3 connections to the engine loom?
by 215m3
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 835
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Ole-xke1974 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:06 am
Hi Toby,
I have the wiring diagram as pdf. That can get you going on the wires and relay right away if you are interested.
Cheers ...... Ole
Hi Ole

Yes please. Could you send them to my email - toby.brittain@bmminiparts.com

Thanks
by 215m3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 835
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Thanks for your reply Peter. Looks like I need to get a quick course in reading wiring diagrams! When my dad got the car back from Flying Cat on it’s journey home the oil pressure dropped. They picked it up and was instructed to deliver it in person when fixed. They parked the car on the drive, no i...
by 215m3
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 835
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Hi Colin

Thanks for the pictures, all I can say is oh dear. Will need to see if I can work out why your relay has 5 wires going to it and mine has 2. Will need to chase them back when the radiator is off.
by 215m3
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 835
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Dual Fan Wiring

Hi On preparing my car to get on the road this summer I am going over a few parts. The dual fan relay needs replacing and am looking for some help. There are a few questions below: - 1. In the picture below there is a cut wire(arrowed), does anyone know if this is meant to be cut? 2. Also how many w...
by 215m3
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 650
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

This part is part of my refresh in the next month and would be interested in further pictures of your findings.

I plan to put a thicker aluminium radiator with fans and header tank. Rather than have the old radiator restored.

Good luck with it.
by 215m3
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Best Solution for Tidying Car up
Replies: 2
Views: 401
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Best Solution for Tidying Car up

Hi all I have been very fortunate to have the pleasure of looking after a V12 after my father can no longer drive and become it's new custodian. The car has sat for 3 years since it came back from a restorers call Flying Cat Engineers, not to be recommended. But that's another story. As I go through...
by 215m3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Specification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Great Britain

Re: Battery Specification Help

mgcjag wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Toby...Service manual...not booklet....also in knowledge base service manuals....Steve
The blue booklet? Not in it.

Where is the knowledge service manuals?