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by 215m3
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Longest owned ... just a bit fun
Replies: 25
Views: 4202
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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: 292
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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: 292
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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: 292
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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: 689
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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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by 215m3
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 689
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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: 689
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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: 689
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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: 689
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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: 689
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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: 498
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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: 331
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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: 417
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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?
by 215m3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Specification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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Re: Battery Specification Help

Hi Steve

Thanks for that. Had a look, but can't see it in the series 3 booklet.
by 215m3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Specification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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Re: Battery Specification Help

Thanks Steve. No info on the battery spec, but will still keep looking.
by 215m3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 396
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Re: Hi from a Newbie

Thanks for your kind words

I will post more when I get the documents and a heritage cert to check all the numbers.
by 215m3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Battery Specification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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Battery Specification Help

Hi All I have tried Google and just being bombarded with sales and not specs. I am looking for the exact battery specification for a V12 and looking to buy a period version rather than just a 'Halfords' version. Any help for the wealth of knowledge on here would be gratefully received. I have tried ...
by 215m3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from a Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 396
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Hi from a Newbie

Hello everyone I soon take custodianship of a V12 roadster. The circumstances aren't great, but once she is running reliably again I will take my father out in her. He was her last keeper - but sadly he has Alzheimer's and I hope this may stir some memories. He has owned the car since 2002. I hope t...
by 215m3
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Auto Stalling when selecting Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1440
Great Britain

Thank you for your reply. The car does not see much action to be honest, but last year it seemed to be fine.

I have decided to get it checked over as it is probably beyond me time wise.
by 215m3
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 Auto Stalling when selecting Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1440
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V12 Auto Stalling when selecting Drive

When cold the car is fine, but when the car has been on a run and the engine is hot, selecting 'Drive' from neutral the car repeatedly stalls. Then when still hot, Drive is selected it works. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I have searched, but could not find any information on this type of ...