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by jagwit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 70
Views: 10100
South Africa

Re: V12 ECU

I now have to solve the too far richness of the engine. :scratchheadyellow: Congratulations on your progress!!! To solve the richness issue I suggest the following: 1) Check that the vacuum pipe from the middle of the 1" cross-over pipe between the left and right manifolds is connected to the vacuu...
by jagwit
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 5283
South Africa

Re: Oil pressure gauge

Today I cleaned my one workbench.... and found a Smiths 80psi oil pressure gauge. I suspect I bought this from a boot sale when I was rebuilding the E-type for a friend. Measured it up using my variable voltage power supply: The needle did not move freely, but tapping the gauge with a pencil would c...
by jagwit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Hi all ive posted many times on this subject of ported v full manifold pressure i am going to do a comparison on my s3 can i ask these people with advance unit with full manifold pressure what do u set the timing at and how do u set it with vac removed or connected i set mine at 12deg at 800rpm wit...
by jagwit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

What Marek was kindly saying, in many words were: "You can safely connect to manifold vacuum". :bigrin: the ported vaccum i was refering to is the vaccum port that must be drilled on the rear left hand side carburator. There is THAT word again. There is no such thing as "must". If you REALLY want po...
by jagwit
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Regarding vaccum source i thought it should be coming from a ported one from the rear left hand side carb (to drilled) and not from the inlet manifold? There is a huge debate about that. The only benefit I can see of using ported vacuum, is that it warms the engine up quicker on a cold start. Which...
by jagwit
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Hi Jerome Changing to a vacuum advance unit (JLM519 from SNG) should be a high priority. Just connect it to manifold vacuum and it idle - with vacuum connected, you should have around 20º advance. If your OPUS system is working RELIABLY (even when everything is hot) then upgrading the ignition syste...
by jagwit
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Djerome60 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:05 am
i can say now the issue is sorted.
Excellent!! Nice to hear that your problem is finally sorted!! :bouncyyellow:

Now
1) Do you have a vacuum advance module on the distributor (not a vacuum retard)?
2) Please remind me what ignition system you have?
by jagwit
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Cant it be an oil issue coming from the engine depress pipe ? Are you referring to the crank case ventilation pipe? Not sure which pipe you are referring to. If so, Highly unlikely that it would affect only one bank. If you are referring to the vacuum pipe for brakes, yes, that could affect the lef...
by jagwit
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

OK, ignition wise, things don't look standard anymore. If the flying saucer thingy on the back of the dissy has a nipple pointing to the dissy, it should be replaced with one (JLM519 from SNG) that has the nipple pointing away from the dissy (another one to suck on :bouncyyellow: ) . Connect the vac...
by jagwit
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

BTW, do you think the check valve or gulp valves might influence my issues? Jérôme Your problem seems related to the ENTIRE LEFT bank if I understand you correctly. That means there is a very small chance that both carbs will have the same issue and I can't help but STILL suspect the choke mechanis...
by jagwit
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Black smoke Series 3 2+2
Replies: 41
Views: 4944
South Africa

Re: Black smoke Series 3 2+2

Seems like we are running out of options now....

Are the two air valves (that pull the needles up) installed correctly on the left side? The two openings should be on the engine side.
by jagwit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

JoeLondon wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:00 pm
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Seems from this pic that the cowling that should be mounted on top of the exhaust manifold is also missing. The hot air duct from the air cleaner should plug into the cowling covering the exhaust manifolds on BOTH SIDES.
by jagwit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

What is the little thing on the side of the air cleaner near the port, looks like an mini oil can or a breather of some sort. I see it's the diaphragms from your other post! Explains why the cold start takes ages to warm up. Yes, that the vacuum operated actuator that switches a flap inside the air...
by jagwit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

Looking at the condition of the engine in your pic, it clearly has received no loving care. I notice that the hot air duct from exhaust manifold to the air cleaner is missing on LHS (RHS??). In your climate that item is kinda important for a quick warm-up. Perhaps put on the list to fit and check op...
by jagwit
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

Can't figure out why only the left fan runs. Would only be the thermoswitch at a guess? https://i.postimg.cc/BnCQD0DX/IMG-20200315-143628.jpg BOTH fans are powered from the same relay. If one fan runs, the problem must be related to the one motor. First thing to check for that motor wound be its ea...
by jagwit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Temperature Compensators
Replies: 2
Views: 477
South Africa

Re: Stromberg Temperature Compensators

Why not just set them equal? Its quite easy (once removed). I dumped mine in 30ºC water and set them all to be open a fraction at this temp. Then tune the carbs once everything is nice and warm (with bonnet closed).
by jagwit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

The gauge sits at 3/4 usually. Which I would assume to be correct? With the fan running full time it doesn't make it over 1/2. (I was also driving very lightly and with no traffic on the way back) It did overheat, but I had managed to finding parking (amazing in itself) just as the gauge started to...
by jagwit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: E-type Tinder
Replies: 24
Views: 1976
South Africa

Re: E-type Tinder

Things of note: just about to fill the water Gearbox judder in first gear, makes it tricky to set off. Need to find that earth issue. doing 60 the rev counter is barely off zero.. is that correct? Cooling: So the car did not actually overheat? Good sign. Still, many of them are fitted with incorrec...
by jagwit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1973
South Africa

Re: Fosseway V12 Alternator Kit

Did you check the accuracy of the Battery gauge? I also thought my Butec expired, fitted a 130A alternator from a Land Rover Discovery 2 (I have a thread on this here), only to find the Battery gauge was still not showing good voltage!!! Long story short, the point at which the battery gauge measure...
by jagwit
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Quick warm-up using hot air from exhaust manifold
Replies: 0
Views: 846
South Africa

Quick warm-up using hot air from exhaust manifold

I find it rather pleasing when one can attend to the little things that has actually needed attention years ago, but because they “never” reach the top of the priority list, they “never” get attention. So it was, in my case, with those flaps in the air filter housings that should switch (upon receiv...