Search found 92 matches

by 71 V12
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Straightening new coiled brake pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 11558
Great Britain

Chris, I went for bundy as I wanted to retain the original look. Just my opinion but copper/ cunifer just looks wrong. I believe bundy is an annealed alloy, obviously more difficult to work than cunifer but I had no problems even with very modest tools. I use a very old MOPROD hand flaring tool whic...
by 71 V12
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Straightening new coiled brake pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 11558
Great Britain

You can buy 3/16 brake tubing in straight lengths from http://www.indanc.com/ in either copper, stainless steel or original bundy. I sourced all the bundy tubing for my V12 restoration from this company in 2005, including the 1/4 and 3/8 fuel pipe. I bought about 15 x 3 mtr lengths of the various tu...
by 71 V12
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lacquers for Alluminium and Nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 2664
Great Britain

Talking of acids, specifically be careful with the wire wheel cleaning fluids on the market. Applied some recently to my wheels, only left the stuff on for a minute. Some got on the front calipers and removed the gold passivate from the plated surface!
by 71 V12
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 1515
Great Britain

S3 Battery

I have suffered my first component failure of the year! My 7 year old Delco Freedom battery is slowly giving up it's ability to hold a charge. I have used Delco freedom (or Delphi) batteries in a number of vehicles over the years and found this brand long lasting and reliable. And very importantly i...
by 71 V12
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 e-type brake noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2217
Great Britain

I had the same problem following a complete restoration of my S3, the squealing was so bad at low speed it would stop traffic and pedestrians cover thier ears! Easily remedied with anti squeal shims from SNG and a smear of coppaslip to the back of the pads and where the edge of the pads contact the ...
by 71 V12
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: V12 knocking from rear poss Diff /XJS Diff
Replies: 2
Views: 1541
Great Britain

I had my V12 diff rebiult by DANA Transmissions in Witton, Birmingham about three years ago. Dana took over the plant ( I think from GKN) that built Jaguars differentials in our cars a few years ago and operate a service department (or at least they did three yeras ago) from the plant. They are supp...
by 71 V12
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire Wheel Spinner Torque
Replies: 5
Views: 3782
Great Britain

Thanks Gents, I'm now in the market for a very large torque wrench!!
by 71 V12
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wire Wheel Spinner Torque
Replies: 5
Views: 3782
Great Britain

Wire Wheel Spinner Torque

I have searched the factory workshop manual, but I cannot find detailed anywhere the correct torque figure for the wire wheel spinners.

My car is a S3, however I would assume the value would be the same for all series, can anyone confirm what the correct torque is?

Many thanks,

Kevin
by 71 V12
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Tool Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 2976
Great Britain

Hi Mark, I think we met at the Club tech day at CMC a couple of years ago. I hope you are still enjoying your lovely Coupe. Many thanks for your help with the photo really good to know what the correct set consists of. Not much of kit compared to the tools supplied with the S1 is it? But then again ...
by 71 V12
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Tool Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 2976
Great Britain

Series 3 Tool Kit

The original tool kit for my car is missing and I would like to gather the correct tools as supplied when new. Although I can see in the parts book the contents I am strugggling to find a good accurate photo anywhere of a complete kit. My particular query is the plug spanner, the parts book shows wh...
by 71 V12
Fri May 22, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inertia reel seat belts
Replies: 6
Views: 3923
Great Britain

I have this type of Kangol belt with my early S3 OTS, however the webbing is past it's best. Does anyone have any experience of having this type of belt refurbished? I would prefer to retain the originals if I can but also must accept the critical safety aspect of having correctly functioning, worki...
by 71 V12
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Bleeding Rear Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3717
Great Britain

Will,

My S3 has 2 removable rear brake inspection panels in the rear bulkhead. I accessed the nipples through these and not difficult at all. Having said that my cars not trimmed yet so I guess this makes it easier.

Good luck with it.

Kevin