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by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 787
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Re: S3, Differential whine

Thanks for the very prompt replies. Obviously I am not the only one who monitors the forum every thirty minutes or so! :lol: In between working, of course ..... Nope, no oil leaks, but I think that I might change the oil anyway. To what, though? There is some stuff on the forum about oil and additiv...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3, Differential whine
Replies: 6
Views: 787
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S3, Differential whine

Hi Guys and Gals I have just noticed a slight whine from my diff when under power, but not on the overrun. We are experiencing hot weather (31c/ 88f) here in the UK at the moment and I am wondering about the oil in the diff. Also, there is an occasional 'clunk' from the rear end when setting off fro...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Electrical gauges not working
Replies: 2
Views: 436
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Re: Electrical gauges not working

Hey, it doesn't matter ..... its just nice to hear from you even if your problem was simple and solved.

BUT, you are a bit late in getting her ready for summer, its nearly over! 8-)
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by Paul Buckley
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: MOT Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1006
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Re: MOT Time!!

Well, my MOT was due about three weeks before the exemption came into effect, so I simply waited 'till that date then applied for a (free) road tax. It all went through with no problem with the site declaring that my car did not require an MOT. I didn't have to declare that I was or wasn't going to ...
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fresh Air Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 951
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Re: Fresh Air Vents

No, your car hasn't been bodged!
My S3 OTS was built in December 1971 and also has no fresh air ducting.

Paul.
by Paul Buckley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 1249
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Re: Parking sensors

That is just what I was thinking. I, personally, have never bashed my bonnet in 40 odd years, but a mechanic has, and I am very conscious of not being able to see the first metre of the bonnet! It certainly could do with sensors and I should think they could be hidden in the grill, or even the scoop...
by Paul Buckley
Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Feeling a little low!
Replies: 17
Views: 1546
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Re: Feeling a little low!

How about adjusting the torsion bars in order to raise the front ride height?
Worked for me.
by Paul Buckley
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cold Temps Radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 1682
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Re: Cold Temps Radiator

Hey Chris, do you remember the time when cars were fitted with a radiator muff in order to keep the temperature up during winter?
by Paul Buckley
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Towing a Series 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1861
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Re: Towing a Series 3

Hmm, that makes sense as it is not on my car, only the holes for fitting it. I was told that the holes were for a towing bracket and always wondered why it had been removed. Now I know!
by Paul Buckley
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Towing a Series 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1861
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Re: Towing a Series 3

I misread your question! The early V12's had a towing bracket attached to the front cross member. Mine is a '72 and although the bolt holes are there, the bracket was never fitted. It would be an easy enough exercise to fabricate one though, and I have it in mind to do so. That would be a good place...
by Paul Buckley
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Towing a Series 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1861
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Re: Towing a Series 3

If you have eared spinners it is easy. I towed mine for nearly 200 miles with no problem at all.
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by Paul Buckley
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: woe and impending doom
Replies: 7
Views: 2133
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Re: woe and impending doom

That is the sort of bill you would get for removing the engine and gearbox and refitting!
As you say, somewhat excessive.......
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by Paul Buckley
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Bilstein shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 2025
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Re: Bilstein shocks

Hi Jagwit.

Can you tell me the model number of Bilstein shock that you used for your S3, and what spec was the valve that you ended up with?

Cheers

Paul B.
by Paul Buckley
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: missing dip stick and assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1734
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Re: missing dip stick and assembly

I have a spare XJ12 HE engine with a dipstick you can have. I am up in Cheshire but will be driving down to Leigh on Sea for a few days in February, if that is any good to you.
Paul
by Paul Buckley
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Converting a V 12V E TYPE to fuel injection
Replies: 51
Views: 38572
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Re: Converting a V 12V E TYPE to fuel injection

I have a '72 S3 OTS which I intend to convert to EFI, having bought a HE V12 engine from a S3 XJ12. So far I have stripped down the XJ12 engine, had the 12 injectors overhauled and prepared all the other required bits for plating. I have the HP fuel pump, inertia switch, ECU (which has yet to be rem...
by Paul Buckley
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Need some part numbers please
Replies: 3
Views: 1188
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Re: Need some part numbers please

Hi Mark

Where in Northwich are you?
I am in Lach Dennis and have a '72 OTS, 31K mls, that I have had since new.
I also have the parts manual if you are stuck.
Where did your 2+2 go? Local?
Cheers

Paul 07788 134564
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Solution to use a latter V12
Replies: 5
Views: 1718
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Re: Solution to use a latter V12

My previous post was to convert a series 3 V-12 e-type to fuel injection!
by Paul Buckley
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Solution to use a latter V12
Replies: 5
Views: 1718
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Re: Solution to use a latter V12

I bought a running V-12 from an XJ12 S3 very cheaply (car was scrapped) to obtain all the necessary conversion parts, and have since sold the oil pump for much more than the engine cost!
But, of course, the original engine in my S3 OTS has only covered 32k miles and is in excellent condition.
by Paul Buckley
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection
Replies: 9
Views: 1993
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Hi Wolfgang The ECU remapping is undertaken by AJ6 Engineering here in the UK. They are only 30 minutes from me and can supply all sorts of improvement mods for E-Types. I think the remapping cost is about ?400. www.jagweb.com/aj6eng I understand that the V12 engine was actually designed for EFI (as...
by Paul Buckley
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel injection
Replies: 9
Views: 1993
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Actually, Jaguar did make four EFI S3 E-Types, two roadsters and two coupes, one each of RHD and LHD, and I believe that William Haynes used one of them as his personal transport. They were not production cars in the meaning of the word, but they were built by Jaguar, and I know that one of them cam...