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by 42south
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 2.88 diff change
Replies: 2
Views: 1887
New Zealand

2.88 diff

Thanks Pete for you reply I have firmed up on the 2.88 from a 1987 sovereign saloon that has been damaged in a front end shunt. I pm'd dick and he kindly gave me more helpful info. So now Im set for next winters project. Thanks for your tip on the Dana diff, I will check it out. I think I might do t...
by 42south
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 2.88 diff change
Replies: 2
Views: 1887
New Zealand

2.88 diff change

Hi guys Will a 2.88 diff pumpkin from a 1987 v12 XK S3 saloon fit into the diff cage of my S3 etype? What about the brake rotors, do I need these as well, or will my S3 rotors bolt onto the 2.88. As I'm more of a cruiser than racer, and the car has a Getrag 5 speed fitted, I figure this will be a go...
by 42south
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HE V12 is it ok to use 95 octane unleaded
Replies: 9
Views: 3239
New Zealand

I think , don't quote me, that the 95 is a faster burning fuel, thus the need to alter your timing. I won't quote you, because it's rubbish. So that's alright then! :-) Pete Perhaps not altogether rubbish pete. A search on the net shows lower octane fuels do have a greater tendency to ignite faster...
by 42south
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HE V12 is it ok to use 95 octane unleaded
Replies: 9
Views: 3239
New Zealand

I think , don't quote me, that the 95 is a faster burning fuel, thus the need to alter your timing.
My pre HE is on 8 deg BTDC, and it is an ex UK car.
I hear no sound of pinking even under hard acceleration going uphill.
by 42south
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HE V12 is it ok to use 95 octane unleaded
Replies: 9
Views: 3239
New Zealand

I had the same problem in New Zealand with fuel supplies. I don't think there is any problem with unleaded 95 octane. The valve seats are hardened already.
I run my pre he on 95 with no problems
I think as marek mentions you should get your timing adjusted
by 42south
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: handbrake modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3635
New Zealand

hand brake mods

The hardest thing I found when refitting the IRS was attaching the hand brake clevis pin once it was up in position. I found that with the dolly partially lifting the IRS, then attaching the clevis pin, then doing the final lift into position things went much easier. In the picture the handbrake cab...
by 42south
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: handbrake modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3635
New Zealand

handbrake modifications

Hi I can send you a set of pics that show all the dimensions of the dolly, email me. One point about the spring mounting bracket, it needs a 90 degree bend to keep the spring away from the IRS and the brake caliper. The spring part no is C22690 from SNG barratts. Points noted about lockwire, will ha...
by 42south
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: handbrake modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 3635
New Zealand

handbrake modifications

Hi guys THe IRS of my S3 Etype with the common handbrake mods done. We just made the spring brackets up and it seems important that when released they do not hold much or any tension on the operating lever or it pulls the whole handbrake mechanism across enough to hold the pad against the disc. Henc...
by 42south
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Split seals, broken springs and too much tension!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3511
New Zealand

Tappett block sealing

Hi
Check out loctite 518 gasket product. I used it on the tappet block and the cam cover with no gasket. It seems to have done a great job.
by 42south
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Split seals, broken springs and too much tension!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3511
New Zealand

Valve stem seals

Hello. I have done my valve stem seals this way. I just fed in enough rope to stop the valve falling in, it doesn't need to be jammed packed tight. I did not turn the engine at all, it is not necessary, just feed in more or less rope depending on where the piston is. We used a small magnet on a wire...
by 42south
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V 12 S3 engine stopped without warning
Replies: 5
Views: 2745
New Zealand

S3shutdown

Hello This sounds so much like an Opus failure mode. I went through a year or so trying to sort mine out. There is a simple solution which has cured my v12, in fact it has never run better. SNG sell a kit containing a CEI ign module in the original case. It also comes with a new ballast, and coil, a...
by 42south
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: radius arm bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 4710
New Zealand

radius arm bushes

As far as the holes in the bushes and alignment to the radius arm is concerned.
Do you mean I should align the holes parallel to the arm?
by 42south
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: radius arm bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 4710
New Zealand

Irs bushings

THanks for the input.
I see SNG have the original jag parts, so I will go that way.

The failure mode of my 15 year old bushings is that the cup on one of them has flogged across and pushed the rubber across as well.
by 42south
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: radius arm bushings
Replies: 11
Views: 4710
New Zealand

radius arm bushings

hi I am going to replace the IRS radius arm bushings shortly in my S3 OTS. I am wondering if I should use the original jag ones, or get some of the new red polyurethane ones? Do the Poly ones last as long as the originals? Is the ride unduly firm? Any particular brand of poly better than others? Any...
by 42south
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Exhaust and Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 10197
New Zealand

exhaust pipe noise

+1 to Woolfi around 15 years ago when I got my S3, I too wanted a good sound. I wound up with pretty much the exact exhaust set up that he has. However instead of holing the original mufflers I replaced mine with much smaller round sausage like mufflers. On several trips in convoy with a couple of S...
by 42south
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake Pads (again).
Replies: 9
Views: 2746
New Zealand

hand brake pads

Just a thought about why these pads disintergrate. Certainly on the Etype it is possible to have the pads rubbing on the disc even when you think they are clear. This would overheat them and lead to premature failure. Apparently if you dont replace the spreader fingers, on the caliper, at the same t...
by 42south
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: valve stem oil seals
Replies: 9
Views: 6396
New Zealand

replacing valve stem seals

I did the job recently with engine still in the car. Briefly lift tappett covers, just slide the cam sprocket onto the holding studs, dont touch the tensioner. lift the tappett block off. Carefully note which way round the cam retaining shells go on. use rope inside the cylinder to hold valves up, v...
by 42south
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake Pads (again).
Replies: 9
Views: 2746
New Zealand

hand brake pads

I have heard that the Greenstuff pads are good.