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by 42south
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1155
New Zealand

Re: timing chain replacment

So if doing all that work, follow Marek’s advice, take off bonnet, remove radiator, cam covers etc and take off the front cover.
A joined chain is no issue, just get the joiner going in the right direction.
Do a search, and there are plenty of threads on the issue
Cheers
by 42south
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: timing chain replacment
Replies: 11
Views: 1155
New Zealand

Re: timing chain replacment

Simple answer yes. Join it to the old chain and feed it through carefully.
by 42south
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5197
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Well not quite, problem lessened initially, but then returned.
Finally, overhauling a sticky master cylinder has cured the problem. It appears that the mc was sticky and slow to return from new.
See my write up under the general forum.
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2669
New Zealand

Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Hi Guys Well fitted up the overhauled master cylinder with the looser bearing, as described above, and a stronger spring in the reaction valve. Probably didn’t need the stronger spring but I understand some top jag outfit in the UK recommend it, so while your in there why not. Have to say the brakes...
by 42south
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2669
New Zealand

Re: SRS 2 BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER

Hi I just saw the mention of Caparo master cylinders sticking and it rang a bell with me. I fitted one to my S3 about 3 years ago and have since suffered from slow release of brakes gradually getting worse. I cleaned the reaction valve piston twice to no effect, changed the servo, then finally the m...
by 42south
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1510
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Hi Guys I took your advice Ole and did a bit of rounding of that plate. I also used heaps of red rubber grease during assembly. The final step was to install a stronger spring in the Reaction valve. One problem that I encountered during assembly was with the large bearing at the front of the piston,...
by 42south
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1510
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

here's a link to the errata document.
https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/e-type- ... st-1/70219

cheers
by 42south
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1510
New Zealand

Re: master cylinder assembly diagram

Further to my previous post I found an excellent video on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZoC5Yp3iE This vid covers all important aspects of the disassembly and overhaul. It has the piston seals in the same order as the S3 repair manual, which is at odds with the diagram above. However the d...
by 42south
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: master cylinder assembly diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1510
New Zealand

master cylinder assembly diagram

Hi Guys Has any one fitted a repair kit to a S3 master brake cylinder? I have the seal kit from SNG which comes with a diagram like this https://i.postimg.cc/28LVhJRY/MC-rebuild-diagram.jpg However when looking in the repair manual there are several differences in the order of parts on the piston. t...
by 42south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5197
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi guys
I did the reaction valve piston clean with no improvement.
This left the booster as the culprit. This had been overhauled once before, so I decided to replace it with a new one. Problem solved.
Thanks for the help.
Regards
by 42south
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice regarding starter.
Replies: 18
Views: 1661
New Zealand

Re: Advice regarding starter.

Hi
Check out this site, the original British starters.

https://www.classiccarperformance.com/c ... com?page=2

I got one for my S3 and they are most knowledgeable, down to correct one for the model year. It has performed flawlessly for 10 years.
Cheers
by 42south
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5197
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Thanks Tom

I’ll check out the grease thing. I’m going to polish up the little piston and the bore with some 2000 grit wet and dry sandpaper.

Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5197
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

Hi Tom Thanks for your detailed analysis. My front brakes were sticking after a hot drive, so I thought it must be the servo with a sticking piston, so replaced the servo, no improvement. I had discounted the reaction valve piston as I had lubed it with red rubber grease a year ago. However I though...
by 42south
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Dragging brakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 5197
New Zealand

Re: Dragging brakes.

hi guys Tom how did you get on with your diagnosis of the brake problem. I have almost identical symptoms, with the front brakes sticking I suspected the booster so replaced it, but the symptoms persist. Im going to lubricate the master cylinder reaction valve next. Thinking of dismantling and clean...
by 42south
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Engine stand reservations
Replies: 7
Views: 1283
New Zealand

Re: Engine stand reservations

Hi Colin I used a less substantial stand than yours. The problem that surfaced was when turning the engine over a crack was noticed in the area at the rear where the bolts support the engine. So we supported the engine with a piece of timber under the sump. https://i.postimg.cc/KvjjZhqK/D79-C1588-56...
by 42south
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: 3.07 2.88 CWP
Replies: 25
Views: 3795
New Zealand

Re: 3.07 2.88 CWP

Hi guys My car has a 2.88 and a Getrag 5 speed. The reason a lot of cars get the 2.88 is that they sound too high revving with the original diff. I put the 2.88 in with the original 4 speed, but it still sounded too high revving to me, you always wished for another gear, hence the Getrag box. Severa...
by 42south
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 2456
New Zealand

Re: S3 Covered Headlamp Kit

Hi Take a look at the kit produced by poster Marek He is uk based, might be relevant after brexit :wink: I have seen the kit and it is high quality, it has one major advantage over the one referenced above in that marek supplies new diagphram plates, at the back of the bowl, so no cutting is require...
by 42south
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: wire wheel rim band
Replies: 1
Views: 1415
New Zealand

Re: wire wheel rim band

Hi Mark
Another option I used is black PVC tape, about 50 mm wide, which can be applied in a nice smooth liner.
I did have trouble with finding the right size tubes down here in NZ
Cheers
Mark
by 42south
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 5328
New Zealand

Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

Hi Phil to get back to your original query. Yes its possible, I had mine converted almost 30 years ago. At the time I didn't have the money for an original softop so this was the only option. The good thing about the S3 2+2 is that it was designed as an open car so all the chassis and body is up to ...
by 42south
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Vacuum pipes
Replies: 12
Views: 4081
New Zealand

Re: Vacuum pipes

Or if the vacuum advance mechanism had failed, a common complaint, then some owners just blanked it off, and the pickup on the carb.
Cheers
mark