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by 42south
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil filter canister seal
Replies: 10
Views: 3902
New Zealand

Oil filter canister seal

I'm afraid I eventually, after several different seals , went to the dark side. Well the Toyota black silicone gasket maker dark side. I'm using the spin on filter so a permanent fix was the desired result. Firstly we scrupulously cleaned the sealing recess, gave it a final polish with some wet and ...
by 42south
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sticky brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 2944
New Zealand

Sticky brakes

Hi guys, I agree with the need to diagnose the problem, before jumping to conclusions. If your diagnosis points to the reaction valve on the front of the master cylinder then I would add one comment to the suggested fix of red rubber grease. When you have the little piston out, take a small piece of...
by 42south
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 3 Electrical/Ignition Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1910
New Zealand

Hi
Those faults sound like ignition amplifier, is it still the original opus amp.
I'm sure SNG would know this, but normally the amp only faults when hot.
Worth a chat with SNG to see how they tested it.
by 42south
Sun May 31, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Blowing exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 4358
New Zealand

Those rearmost studs/nuts are the ones that cause problems with refitting. Not sure how mechanical you are but a couple of important points. Buy new studs and brass nuts if you are replacing the manifold. Clean out the thread in the head with a suitable thread cleaning tool. Get the surface of the h...
by 42south
Mon May 18, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: radiator fans regulation on aircon + power steering models
Replies: 4
Views: 1575
New Zealand

Yes that's the switch. As far as leaks go, there is no reason at all for a leak. I think you will find the switch will come with a gasket, which could be fitted dry as I did with mine, or with a smear of sealant. My S3 has never leaked a drop in 5 years, with a similar coolcat switch fitted. Regards
by 42south
Sun May 17, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: radiator fans regulation on aircon + power steering models
Replies: 4
Views: 1575
New Zealand

Hi Personally I would fit the switch from coolcatcorp.com , they are excellent quality. Then all you need is a modern solid state automotive relay, which any autoelectrican could supply. This would modernise the system to a more reliable setup. On my S3 I also did pull wires to a spare switch on the...
by 42south
Sun May 17, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Air Filter Element
Replies: 3
Views: 1404
New Zealand

I have never used them on mine. As you say the replacement filters come with a rubber sealing ring as part of the filter.
Its a no from me
by 42south
Mon May 04, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sweating Brake Fluid Hose
Replies: 67
Views: 30381
New Zealand

Hi Guys I've also had this problem down here in NZ. Finally after some searching I came upon this site in the USA: http://tiny.cc/bsmpxx He sells DOT approved 5/16th EPDM hose that is made by BF Goodrich in the states. The material is called 64A Santoprene. I checked on the Shurflo compatibility cha...
by 42south
Fri May 01, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Squeaky fornt suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 1826
New Zealand

The red bushes definitely need plenty of lubricant. I had to take the IRS out to do the upper shock bushes, but it fixed it, no more squeaks.
cheers
by 42south
Fri May 01, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake knocking noise
Replies: 9
Views: 2238
New Zealand

I don't know if it is the same thing, but I had problems with brake squealing which was diagnosed as the pads not retracting fully from the disc. The fix to getting the pads to fully retract was to fit some adhesive behind the pad to make it stick to the piston. this may help your problem if the pad...
by 42south
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Exhausts, previous owners , straight through or not?
Replies: 28
Views: 7693
New Zealand

Im with Woolfi regarding new needles. I modified my S3 to straight thru center muffler and no rear resonators. It ran terribly and no local guys could get it to run right. Finally I took it to a guy who fitted sensors in the exhaust and ran it through all rev ranges. The answer was new needles. It n...
by 42south
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Gearbox diff combination for Auto conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 4444
New Zealand

Hi
I have the Getrag 2.88 combination in my car.
It makes a nice relaxed cruiser as others have stated. At 60 mph it pulls around 2000revs, overtaking is best done in 4th, around town is nice in 3rd or 4 Th.
If you are not a boy racer you'll love it.
by 42south
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clicking solenoid starter problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4561
New Zealand

Heuer PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:00 am Post subject: Check all your earth strap between the body and engine. Best to remove the bolts and clean things up first. Rafa your problem got me thinking about earths and starter motors, check out this link http://www.howacarworks.com/ignition-system/chec...
by 42south
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Clicking solenoid starter problem
Replies: 13
Views: 4561
New Zealand

Earths

There are two that I know of. One is attached to the frame from the sump about half way along on the left side, the other is the battery neg terminal. You might want to check the battery buss bar for tightness, that's the group of connectors all joined together near the battery, might even be worth ...
by 42south
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V-12 ignition system upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 4362
New Zealand

Re: V-12 ignition system upgrade

[quote="Claudio"]Hello, another issue related to the ignition system upgrade for the V12 engine goes to the kits offered by REOPUS and SNG Barratt. So question: does anyone know the difference/advantage between them? Hi Claudio The difference between the systems is that Reopus tries to replicate the...
by 42south
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Poor hot starting and high idle
Replies: 6
Views: 3716
New Zealand

poor hot starting and hot idle

Hi Many people, including myself, run the car without the vacuum advance/retard unit connected. Don't quote me, but I understand it was only used to meet the US pollution regulations, the car runs great without it. The same goes for those air diverters in the air intake trumpets. It seems to me that...
by 42south
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 HT leads
Replies: 1
Views: 1264
New Zealand

Series3 ht leads

If you are still searching I can email a picture of mine.
Regards
Browns@ihug.co.nz
by 42south
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: replacing exhaust studs brass nuts with stainless bolts
Replies: 0
Views: 1098
New Zealand

replacing exhaust studs brass nuts with stainless bolts

Hi Guys I am planning a top end refresh in the medium term and am interested to know of others experience replacing the exhaust manifold studs,brass nuts combination, with Stainless bolts, and either a spring washer or a Nord lock washer. I can get 316 stainless bolts in 5/16th UNC down here in the ...
by 42south
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Five speed gearbox for E-type-- which one?
Replies: 21
Views: 14580
New Zealand

Hi My car is a S3 softtop with a 2.88 and a Getrag 5 speed with a .76 5th gear ratio. Ive only just fitted the 2.88 so results are limited. So far I love the more involved driving experience, more gear changes needed. Im enjoying the 62mph/100kmh cruise at 1950 rpm, quieter, but my car has only got ...
by 42south
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tips for getting the handbrake clevis pin back in please !!
Replies: 6
Views: 1862
New Zealand

I Know its not much help now, its one of those things jaguar left out of the maintenance manual. Hopefully this will help the next person. The trick is to partially raise the IRS into position on DaveK's dolly, or similar then fit the pin whilst access is still easy, now lift the IRS the rest of the...