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by mark10337
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: E type series 2 speedo refurb
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Switzerland

Re: E type series 2 speedo refurb

The wiring colours are shown in the wiring diagram in the knowledge base.
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3277
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

It is very important. Discussed recently viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12955&p=105103#p105103

You should bleed in the correct order
Nearside rear
Offside rear
Nearside front
Offside front

Ref. L10 Service Manual
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Series 1 cam cover nearside
Replies: 31
Views: 2786
Switzerland

Re: Series 1 cam cover nearside

and a Semi is a style of house :bigrin:
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !
Replies: 38
Views: 3942
Switzerland

Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

I will also be in the UK with the E on the 7th Oct. M25 has never been a problem :)
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FM/DAB radio reception
Replies: 13
Views: 1132
Switzerland

Re: FM/DAB radio reception

I don't think I would notice the difference with the top down :bigrin: We all use it for different things. Some want to listen to the news or a radio 4 program, so it isn't always about the sound quality or even stereo in some cases. FM is being turned off in some parts of the world and it is still ...
by mark10337
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3277
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

ah, by creating a vacuum I meant having the car running in neutral rather than a vacuum bleed system.
by mark10337
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Serious brake bleed issues
Replies: 43
Views: 3277
Switzerland

Re: Serious brake bleed issues

I remember that once when the garage were bleeding the brakes, they had a devil of a job. Pressure systems, traditional method etc. etc.

Only when we created vacuum did the system bleed properly and the whole thing was done in minutes. Just a thought for you.
by mark10337
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Switzerland

Re: Water pump

xks.com made up new water pumps with new castings for all the variations. They have now been bought out by Moss. I emailed Moss to see if they are making some of these parts available in the UK market. They have no current plans to do so "en masse" but will provide quotes for supply to the UK if you...
by mark10337
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 1813
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Have a look around on some of the forums. "good car DAB+ aerial" etc. etc. You should be able to get some recommendations for your exact requirements.
by mark10337
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: DAB radio for 1974 E type.
Replies: 14
Views: 1813
Switzerland

Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

I use a windscreen mounted with mine. It goes vertically. You get one in the box with many DAB+ radios these days. That one didn't have the greatest reception and I changed it and put in a ZEMEX DAB / DAB+ antenna which has been a big improvement. The best is always a body mounted aerial and a winds...
by mark10337
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brake pedal travel..
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Switzerland

Re: Brake pedal travel..

You should bleed in the correct order
Nearside rear
Offside rear
Nearside front
Offside front

Ref. L10 Service Manual
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Great MoT Confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 2374
Switzerland

Re: The Great MoT Confusion

I too waited for the Tax renewal notice from the DVLA (for my GT6), and then couldn't sort out this MOT exemption business. Ended up calling them and they fixed it all straightaway in a couple of minutes. Sometimes it's just simpler to speak to someone. I know the online system should work correctly...
by mark10337
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Vacuum pipe hose clips
Replies: 7
Views: 1213
Switzerland

Re: Vacuum pipe hose clips

Low Pressure Clamps - Hose Diameters
C.15886/3 - 9/16"
C.15886/4 - 5/8"
C.15886/5 - 11/16"
C.15886/6 - 3/4"
C.15886/7 - 13/16"
C.15886/8 - 7/8"
C.15886/14 - 1 1/8"
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car
Replies: 16
Views: 1531
Switzerland

Re: Temporary or drive away insurance for classic car

Some people, as part of their insurance have 3rd party insurance to drive another person's car with the owner's permission. That could be possibly the cheapest way to do it. Or get a quote on Shiply.com - I've used it a couple of times. Not only do they transport on trailers but also the option some...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 1589
Switzerland

Re: Heat Shrink

Hi Ian :-) I am about to replace that exact section on mine! (LHD though) It also depends what the PO had used the insulating tape for - to insulate a join made (replace with heat shrink) or to just bind them together out of the way. I will have the wires between the two reservoirs without any furth...
by mark10337
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: FACTORY FIT - Series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 10259
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Re: FACTORY FIT - Series 2

"This 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II roadster was reportedly parked in a Dallas garage by its original owner with 25,688 miles in early 1973, and was recently recovered by the selling dealer after 45 years of storage. Finished in British Racing Green with a Fawn soft top over Beige leather upholstery, t...
by mark10337
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heat Shrink
Replies: 15
Views: 1589
Switzerland

Re: Heat Shrink

I'm not sure if you are getting heat shrink and standard sleeving mixed up. Heat shrink is used to insulate and add strength to connections, e.g. joining 2 wires or a wire onto a connector e.g. a ring or spade connector. Sleeving is sometimes used to loosely group some wires together. e.g. 2 wires t...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 1241
Switzerland

Re: Which exhaust

I was having a chat with another owner at the weekend on our Swiss eType Register 2 day tour. He also has a Stainless steel exhaust. I raised with him the point about mild steel sounding better. He agreed and said the secret was to get thicker stainless steel and it will sound on-par with the mild s...
by mark10337
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head port injection
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Switzerland

Re: Head port injection

Mangoletsi give a list of the UK dealers on their website. Perhaps one of them may have a definitive answer.

http://www.mangoletsimanifolds.com/dealers.html
by mark10337
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel: what Tightening torque
Replies: 44
Views: 4494
Switzerland

Re: Wheel: what Tightening torque

Thanks. Thinking on it some more, I know that O/S hub has definitely been replaced in the last 2 years. The other's I'm uncertain of their history. The aftermarket eared spinners have been off the car for over 2 years. Taking a look, I can definitely see the grease has not hit the end of the threads...