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by MarkRado
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 609
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Re: Synthetic and semi synthetic; help please?

Yep, frequent oil-and filter changes is the way to go. I choose oils (only mineral) on basis of viscosity for classic cars, but I guess this is an endless debate. My E's engine runs definitely more quiet with new 20W50 even after only 3000 miles young oil.
by MarkRado
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Service & Spares Bulletin Database
Replies: 18
Views: 2770
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Re: Service & Spares Bulletin Database

Wow, invaluable!
:thankyouyellow:
by MarkRado
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent revs drop and stall.
Replies: 10
Views: 762
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Re: Intermittent revs drop and stall.

I had the same problem. I found that one of the throttle discs had a resistance to close completely (fractions of a mm), which was overcome when blipping. This could not be adjusted with the slow running screw, since either I got high idle without blipping all the time or stalling. Slight play in th...
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1873
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Re: Upper ball joint

Bill and Chris,
thank you.
Do you know if a machining service for existing wishbones is available as well?
Would be nice to keep my original ones.
by MarkRado
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Upper ball joint
Replies: 18
Views: 1873
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Re: Upper ball joint

Hi Chris,

where did you get the modified upper wishbones? Recommended suppliers?

Thank you,
Mark
by MarkRado
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: oscillating idle and lack of power
Replies: 23
Views: 2337
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Re: oscillating idle and lack of power

Peter,
try UE needles, thats what the Mangoletsi filter requires.Worked on my car.
by MarkRado
Sat May 09, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Primer... which is best for bare metal?
Replies: 6
Views: 935
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Re: Primer... which is best for bare metal?

Professional paintshops recommend 2pack epoxy, thats what I use, dont care for the brand, but make sure that you get the recipe for the product right (eg paint/hardener: 3:1, 15% thinner). If I have to do a "dirty" repair on small areas (not all rust etc removed completely), I use an epoxy based rus...
by MarkRado
Sun May 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 3.8 seat shell colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 1081
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Re: 3.8 seat shell colour?

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Driveline clunk
Replies: 15
Views: 1642
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Re: Driveline clunk

:yeahthat:
by MarkRado
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?
Replies: 2
Views: 663
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Re: Covering material on OTS hood canopy?

Afaik this is a special fabric, no longer available according to Eric Suffolk. I received a material from Aldridge (togehter with the hood) similar to the photos in Haddocks book , but used vinyl instead - fabric gets dirty easily, esp if you do a lot of hood down driving without cover.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚
Replies: 12
Views: 1759
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Re: Series 3 Brake Servo Replacement⅚

Getting all the air out of the system is the challenge.
by MarkRado
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Headliner supplier
Replies: 9
Views: 1213
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Re: Headliner supplier

Eric Suffolk (Suffolk&Turley) is a Jaguar - only specialist, but a trimmer.
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 9528
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Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Fantastic! But 5 weeks for two digits? :scratchheadyellow:
by MarkRado
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2251
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Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

The OTS seat backs are much smaller to clear the hood when folding down, but even then the mechanism fouls the trim piping when the seat is fully back :shock: All the seat wood is easily available https://i.postimg.cc/QNRDgFsZ/DSC-0059-864x1536.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XvycC1gb/DSC-0061-1536x864.jpg...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 978
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Re: Differential Fixing Threads

Thanks for the info, did not realize that before, would be a nice to have feature on the SNG website :wink: . Nevertheless it might be of help for Oliver, since I measured thread lenght only (without cone) as I understand that he rebuilds a special which might use the axle (diff) only, fastened with...
by MarkRado
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Differential Fixing Threads
Replies: 9
Views: 978
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Re: Differential Fixing Threads

I have a rear suspension on my bench at the moment (with type C axle)
the lower fulc bracket bolts are 7/16 UNC, the short ones have 1/2 , the longer ones 3/4 thread lenght (approx).
The 4top bolts are 1/2 UNC x 3/4.
by MarkRado
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member from Holland with a backrest problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2251
Austria

Re: New member from Holland with a backrest problem

Mine are, even the mounting holes for the seat slide lever bracket are present on both sides of the bottom panel.
by MarkRado
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: General Handling S2
Replies: 16
Views: 1915
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Re: General Handling S2

You really cant compare a modern BMW with a classic EType.
But I found tyre pressure to be of importance when it comes to breaking away in tight corners. I ve got skinny Avon turbosteels on orig 5 rims. Anything above 2,2 bars (31 psi) makes the tail swing.
by MarkRado
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch flexible hose mounting points
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Austria

Re: Clutch flexible hose mounting points

the same on my 63 lhd
by MarkRado
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Clutch hydraulic gearing
Replies: 40
Views: 4707
Austria

Re: Clutch hydraulic gearing

From experience: the diaphragm clutch has a in/out feel and is heavy at the point where it closes, so more difficult to dose (sorry for my English) than the spring clutch, which sems to have a constant backforce. But both not heavy at all compared to a 1974 Aston AMV8 :oops: