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by Neil Duke
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 1456
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Re: Exhaust Fitting

I spent 14 years in the exhaust business,so a few tips,some are repeats that others have posted.Get yourself a 3/8 drive 18" extension,& a wobbly 9/16 single hex socket.The downpipe nuts were brass,so shouldn't be seized,if they are,cut through the front pipes,& take the old exhaust off.If you have ...
by Neil Duke
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1425
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

This is a spare insert,just in case I buy an S3 coupe,in red. :bigrin:
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by Neil Duke
Tue May 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1754
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Re: Sill Rubber Seals

Thanks guys.Last two jobs,get suspension set up,& a rolling road set up,both by Andy Cattani,of Classic & Race.
by Neil Duke
Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting There
Replies: 1
Views: 475
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Getting There

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Hopefully not long now,get this on the road,& play.
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by Neil Duke
Tue May 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1754
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Re: Sill Rubber Seals

Not got round to this yet,been busy with other bits.I know this is stupid,but,does anybody have a picture of this seal ,the correct way round?I looked at 2 cars,& they were different.
by Neil Duke
Tue May 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1425
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

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My stainless steel insert ,with original size sump plug,which I drilled,& glued in a magnet.
by Neil Duke
Wed May 06, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1425
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

Welding of aluminium is not a problem,I employ a few welders,& have full workshop facilities,when they are working.I have had more thoughts on this,& decided to make a stainless insert,out of a stainless socket head cap screw,with an outer thread of M20x2.5.This will then be machined to take a sump ...
by Neil Duke
Tue May 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1425
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Re: Sump Plug Stripped

Thanks,but the sump is off,& cleaned up.Plan to drill,& tap some 1" aluminium rod,5/8 UNC.Bore the sump to take the bar,cut bar to required shape inside the sump,weld it in there.Job done.
by Neil Duke
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Sump Plug Stripped
Replies: 8
Views: 1425
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Sump Plug Stripped

Getting close to the end.Warmed the engine up for an oil change,undo the sump plug,& it is glued in there.It haspreviosly been helicoiled,so,it is past help.What was the original thread?5/8 UNF?Going to machine a bit of ally rod,& weld it in there.Any better sump plugs,& sizes?TIA
by Neil Duke
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Weeping Thermostat Housing
Replies: 4
Views: 1310
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Re: Weeping Thermostat Housing

Blue is available as an aerosol,hang the gaskets on thin wires,& spray a thin coat.
by Neil Duke
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 12
Views: 2988
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Re: Kienzle clock

Had it done by JDO.
by Neil Duke
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dunlop,or Avon
Replies: 4
Views: 1443
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Re: Dunlop,or Avon

Thanks,will take a look.
by Neil Duke
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dunlop,or Avon
Replies: 4
Views: 1443
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Dunlop,or Avon

Thought I posted this yesterday,seems to have gone missing.
My S3 Roadster has got really old Pirelli tyres,I am going to put a new set on,E70VR15,in either Dunlop SP,or Avon CR28 Sport,neither are cheap,but the SP looks right.Has anybody got experience of either of these?
by Neil Duke
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1560
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Re: Spare wheel

Thanks for the picture,that makes more sense.Add 35 mm into XJ6 holding down bolt.
by Neil Duke
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1560
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Re: Spare wheel

No hold down bolt,bought an XJ6 one to modify,wasn't sure whether to lengthen,or shorten it.Thanks guys,lots more silly questions to come.
by Neil Duke
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 1560
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Spare wheel

OK,I know this has to be the silliest question ever,but, my spare wire wheel,should it sit dish up?,or dish down?.If it sits dish up,it is more unstable,but easier for tool storage,dish down,sits low,& flat,but not so good for tools.TIA
by Neil Duke
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Kienzle clock
Replies: 12
Views: 2988
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Re: Kienzle clock

Tried jaguarclock.com,web site seems to be gone,are they still around?
by Neil Duke
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clip on door frame mirrors
Replies: 18
Views: 4251
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Re: Clip on door frame mirrors

Any updates on this?
by Neil Duke
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1754
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Re: Sill Rubber Seals

Thanks,I think I will use one of the silicone adhesives.
by Neil Duke
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sill Rubber Seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1754
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Sill Rubber Seals

I have got new sill rubber seals,the straight ones under the chrome strip,are these glued in?or just clipped under the chrome strip?if glued,what glue is suggested?