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by ralphr1780
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 5317
Belgium

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

No intention to bore you further with this, but for sake of better illustration: this fuel bacteria enjoys ideal growth conditions in the interfacial surface between water and gasoline. Modern gasoline with ethanol has a tendency to condense water from ambiant air and absorb it. When resting, it wil...
by ralphr1780
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 5317
Belgium

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Andrew, more seriously now, the rotten smell you have noted is due to bacterial growth. Some bacteria can develop in fuel during storage. This is a major concern in military and civil aviation where they have large safety storage, tackled by using specific bactericide additives. If your tank is cont...
by ralphr1780
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8
Replies: 44
Views: 5317
Belgium

Re: 123 Tune.....I am not so sure anymore 1962 3.8

Andrew, the good news is that you still have your smelling senses :bouncyyellow:, it is a good test to perform every morning nowadays.
by ralphr1780
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 72
Views: 9955
Belgium

Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Certainly a concern for those who are in the trade or who bought their car(s) as an investment or short time owning, less of a concern for the rest. :swerve:
by ralphr1780
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Furred up waterways/overheating
Replies: 32
Views: 4883
Belgium

Re: Furred up waterways/overheating

Tim are you relying on the gauge readings or you have checked the effective temperature with a heat gun? Température gauge could really be reading higher than reality.
by ralphr1780
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New battery recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 5955
Belgium

Re: New battery recommendation

Sorry if this may shock the purists around, I run with a Varta D15 :swerve: this is the second one of my S2 which I replaced end 2018. The first one lasted 16 years and never missed a beat :rvrence: I have a C*ek battery conditioner plugged in when the car will not be used for some time, which will ...
by ralphr1780
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition short help
Replies: 7
Views: 1904
Belgium

Re: Ignition short help

Check the ground strap body-engine is making good contact, this might be the origin of your issue.
by ralphr1780
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 4805
Belgium

Re: Talking about temptations

James, I have been driving Porsche since 35 years, but I believe that a 911 still looks like a 911. While I do consider it to be a great car, I don't find it fine looking. Porsche seems to remain trapped with this rear engined model shape, only to satisfy their customer base refusing any considerati...
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Talking about temptations
Replies: 13
Views: 4805
Belgium

Talking about temptations

Here is a terrible one, finally they are coming up with a real GT:
https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/auto/ferr ... slate=true
by ralphr1780
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 3259
Belgium

Re: Hello!

Most welcome Eric, nice S3 that you have.
Pleased to see another Belgian fellow on board.
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 9047
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Good progress Pierre. The Lucas electronic pump is a better choice than the Facet (which you can keep as a spare in the trunk), however you should check the pressure it delivers. Many posts relate excessive pressure tales resulting in needle valves failing to close properly and consequent flooding a...
by ralphr1780
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 9047
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Well, please do excuse my ignorance, but I thought maybe wrongly, that with: 1/fuel supply disconnected 2/float bowls full 3/carbs pistons in but with no needles or thin needles 4/choke lever pulled if you would then try to start the engine you would get enough depression in the carb throats to suck...
by ralphr1780
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 2312
Belgium

Re: Suspension

:yellow: Pete, you stand on the podium :wavegreatbritain:
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 9047
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Gents, the OP is stating: "I disconnect the fuel supply , rechecked once again float which are new and floating + the float level, everything is ok. So I worked just with the remaining fuel inside the float chamber , I opened the starter to mid position saw the jet going down inside the jet bearing ...
by ralphr1780
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HD8 carb issue
Replies: 67
Views: 9047
Belgium

Re: HD8 carb issue

Pierre,
With the fuel supply disconnected (and choke at mid-position) such flooding is excessive.
Looks like the needle in the piston is fitted too deep. Worth checking.
by ralphr1780
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box oil
Replies: 21
Views: 4767
Belgium

Re: Gear box oil

Malcolm: As detailed in other threads on this Forum, just be advised that Redline MT90 will likely increase the size and number of leaks from your gearbox (due to its thinner viscosity). I’m perfectly willing to put up with a few little puddles of gearbox oil on my garage floor in exchange for much...
by ralphr1780
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2854
Belgium

Re: Window height adjustment

abowie wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:51 pm
IIRC the stop nut controls the lowest position of the window and does nothing to the highest position.
Indeed... but only if you fit it on the opposite side of the slide channel. :mrgreen:
by ralphr1780
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Window height adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2854
Belgium

Re: Window height adjustment

:welcomewave: David. With the door card removed, lower the window glass. In the sliding channel, just beneath the glass, you will see a metal square stop screwed in the channel. If it is missing, the window will rise too high. Sorry I dont have a picture available, may some other fellow lister jump ...
by ralphr1780
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 29
Views: 7767
Belgium

Re: Cover for car

Personally I have never heard of or seen before a "breathable" automotive topcoat. :scratchheadyellow:
A car topcoat is supposed to be a sealed barrier.
Blisters happen due to entrapped moisture or gases in the underlayers, which are precisely held by the topcoat barrier.
by ralphr1780
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 2579
Belgium

Re: Wires & tyres

Richard, interested in a swap against a set of 15x5" chromes 😁 ?