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by Adamski
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg jet height
Replies: 24
Views: 1612
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Re: Stromberg jet height

By jet height I am assuming needle height which has the same effect for Stromberg. My experience has been to get them approximately right and perform by using four Colourtunes. (one for each set of 3 cylinders) I then performed road trials and did plug reads to weaken/richen accordingly. Seem to rem...
by Adamski
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Triple Carburettor advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2774
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Re: SU Triple Carburettor advice

Just in case anyone else has an issue with cold start. I Today found that the brass plate shut off within the solenoid of the AED (Auxiliary starting carburetor/enrichment device) had become detached from the plunger that magnetically retracts it at need of choke. This was intermittent as the little...
by Adamski
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 480
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Re: Workshop Manual

Owned mine,and parts book,since 1978.
So well thumbed. Highly recommended. I even update the wiring diagram with changes I have made and write notes on the sections as I do them. It's a part of my car.
by Adamski
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 655
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

I suppose there must be an expansion tank up there somewhere but I wonder where it vents to?
I'm not even sure you can get a visual on it?
No smells in car,
by Adamski
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 655
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

I checked my locking cap and it's non vented. Mine's a 72 UK car. I get no smells.
I've had the tank out some years ago and forgotten the layout. The workshop manual talks about vent lines.
Can someone tell me how the tank is vented and where does it vent to? Thanks
by Adamski
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oil pressure sender
Replies: 15
Views: 942
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Re: oil pressure sender

On my S3 I am working on a plan to have two gauges,one mechanical. Fed up with that sender that I've replaced at least 3 times,deep down under.Mind you first one lasted over 30 years no doubt Smiths and not China. Worldwide shortage of senders C31177. Details to follow based on tip here on Merlin Mo...
by Adamski
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Resevoir Sender
Replies: 4
Views: 360
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Re: Brake Resevoir Sender

Done it many times with wine corks, After a while they saturate, I note that latest replacements use a metal float. Might try plastic next. Good idea to take pins out on top and clean manky contacts.The screw bit tends to rot eventually
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dunlop,or Avon
Replies: 4
Views: 1253
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Re: Dunlop,or Avon

Could you please give the tyre code for these Michelin's.
What I do know is that in the UK each Dunlop tyre is £285 unfitted!!
Also the V rating limits choice. H opens things up but I am offered tyres that are suitable for 4x4's!!
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 655
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Just for the record mine is a 72 UK car owned 42 years!!
I have a locking fuel cap that maybe has a vent but I have great pleasure in filling the car right up and never get any fuel smells,so it seems good as designed. (Makes a change!)
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Both speedometer & odometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 495
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Re: Both speedometer & odometer not working

Speedograph Richfield have fixed all my gauges over the years including speedo's and new guts in the rev counter.
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Brake Master Cylinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 1504
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Re: Brake Master Cylinder?

Glad you fixed it. I have been very successful with seal rebuild kits on my car over the years as the bores were perfect. I have heard bad stories on replacement cylinders but maybe they have been resolved now. Did you get your PDWL centralised after? I have changed my switch as it was broken but TL...
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Ignition switch,fuel petrol pumps cut out S3 V12 FHC
Replies: 0
Views: 223
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Ignition switch,fuel petrol pumps cut out S3 V12 FHC

On a little trip a few weeks ago,got a couple of miles down the road and car stops. Deducted no power to fuel pumps.Temporary fix was to run a wire from rear lights to pumps as a get me home. Had a length of wire in emergency tool kit. After much head scratching and a good many days of investigation...
by Adamski
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Hi Torque starter motor
Replies: 16
Views: 608
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Re: Hi Torque starter motor

I'm actually on my original starter 1972 and it works well, Apart from gearbox removal and being retracted it has never been out.
Also still on original Butec alternator.
by Adamski
Sun May 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Door Drain Hole Shroud
Replies: 15
Views: 1628
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Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

You mean those little bits of bent metal at door bottom holes. Drainage has never been right on my car since major rebuild in eighties. Water likes to go on inside of sill seal near the front even though I have them in place. I now just remove carpets and mats before washing and wipe out with sponge...
by Adamski
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Front indicator lenses Series 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1668
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Re: Front indicator lenses Series 3

The attachment you enclose states Series 2 on top but you are enquiring about series 3?
I have checked my parts manual and there are only White or Amber shown and no combination mix.
I'm wondering if people are fitting these to S3's from S2's?
by Adamski
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Serious miss
Replies: 11
Views: 1696
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Re: Serious miss

Surely the receipt will say what was purchased, diesel is the most expensive as well. Too much speculation here. How much fuel was added as well. I'm wondering if perhaps it was just a contaminated batch of basic unleaded and the car has been set up for premium unleaded although it shouldn't be that...
by Adamski
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 5187
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

I have just realised that I previously contributed to this subject on your link. I suppose I didn't realise that disconnecting the engine mounts and jacking the engine up with all cooling and other ancillaries connected would have this effect. Ah well-Job done anyway. All this talk might help someon...
by Adamski
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 5187
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

Just to finally clarify for anyone wishing to perform this procedure on a V12. The reason why you have to take out all the bolts of the pressure plate whilst inside the separated open bell housing is that the whole bell housing is jammed in by the tunnel and pressure plate. Once the pressure plate a...
by Adamski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !
Replies: 33
Views: 5187
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Re: Changing a clutch a 9 to 5 job !

I have replaced the whole clutch assembly on my V12 car without removing the engine and without any butchering but it's a pig of a job. Even had gearbox reconditioned at same time. Remove/drop down IRS for prop shaft slide back. Once you slide back the bell housing you can loosen the individual pres...
by Adamski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 spark plugs colours
Replies: 19
Views: 3964
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Re: Series 3 spark plugs colours

I know I'm a bit late to this topic but balanced my carbs by using a Stromberg air flow meter, four Coloutrtunes (one in centre plug of each carb bank.) and a needle mixture adjusting tool that goes into the top of the dashpot. The Colourtunes had a good effect of identifying a lazy carb at tick ove...