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by davef
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Wind Deflectors
Replies: 10
Views: 1204
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Re: Wind Deflectors

I brought a deflector for my series 3 from classic additions at one of the shows. It seams to be a standard deflector but with brackets for the e-type that needed to be bolted into the hard top mountings but I found a couple of issues. the hardtop bolts are coned to a degree so did not hold the defl...
by davef
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: indicator issues
Replies: 4
Views: 670
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indicator issues

copied from series 3 area hoping others can help Just removed indicators on my S3 to change the mounting rubbers as old ones a bit worn. When removed found that there was a large amount of what appears to be some form of rubber filler, which I had to carefully remove with a scrapper from the paint w...
by davef
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT status
Replies: 31
Views: 3218
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MOT status

I have been looking at the possibility of MOT exemption for my series 3, it was booked in for service and MOT the week of the shutdown which not surprisingly cancelled by garage. I looked into process of MOT exemption which as always with government rules as clear as mud and it seemed to suggested t...
by davef
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Indicator Fitment
Replies: 0
Views: 1044
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Indicator Fitment

Just removed indicators on my S3 to change the mounting rubbers as old ones a bit worn. When removed found that there was a large amount of what appears to be some form of rubber filler, which I had to carefully remove with a scrapper from the paint work. Not surprisingly the new ones do not fit pro...
by davef
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Electrical Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1716
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Re: S3 Electrical Problem

I believe that the fuse on the frames also powers the fans. I had that blow on a trip to France when one of the Fans let go, took 20 mins in the queue for the tunnel to find the problem, minutes to fix, lucky I had a spare.
by davef
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: remote power disconnection
Replies: 2
Views: 947
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remote power disconnection

Has anyone used one of these, it appears to be able to shut down the battery power remotely. Car Auto Remote Control Battery Switch Disconnect Anti-theft Power Master Kill Seen on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/172765788152?_trksid=p11000.c100638.m43477&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%...
by davef
Tue May 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone tested this Wind Deflector from E-bay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1517
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Re: Anyone tested this Wind Deflector from E-bay?

I brought one that looks very similar at one of the major shows cant remember who, but they did covers as well, which was the reason to visit the stand. I found that it does make a difference but the fitment was not 100%. It fitted to the hard top mounting bolts, which are tapered therefore did not ...
by davef
Tue May 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Le Mans classic
Replies: 6
Views: 1782
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Re: Le Mans classic

Going for the second time in the S3, hopefully this time will make it last time only got halfway. Must say despite arriving at le man in a Renault clio it was a great weekend and some amazing cars
by davef
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Servicing & Maintenance in Surrey
Replies: 3
Views: 1303
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Re: Servicing & Maintenance in Surrey

Ian, I purchased my car through them over 2 years ago and they have been looking after it since. There was a lot to do as the car had not been used very much for nearly 8 years and starting to use it brought out a number of issues, which they have sorted out. Even the interesting problem I have had ...
by davef
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pulling to the right
Replies: 14
Views: 3562
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Re: Pulling to the right

Car back from the garage, with new shocks all round and a rebuilt diff. Problem all fixed and car much more stable all round. It appears it was the diff, they have not seen the problem before even through they have been working with e-types for many years. Happy to have a back and the weather seems ...
by davef
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pulling to the right
Replies: 14
Views: 3562
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Re: Pulling to the right

Update on the cars status. the garage have been sorting out a number of issues, that were problem but fixing did not remove the problem. Items tested and changed so far: Checked front and rear suspension and fixing points - nothing that would seem to cause the problem power steering disabled - no di...
by davef
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Wind deflectors
Replies: 7
Views: 2313
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Re: Rear Wind deflectors

Currently discussing the possibility of a series 3 version of David's windbreak. Reports of the item are good and will happily let the forum know want I think about it. David does seem to be very busy, good sign that the windbreak seems to be well received. It wa meationed in the original post that ...
by davef
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pulling to the right
Replies: 14
Views: 3562
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Re: Pulling to the right

Update on progress. The car has been in the garage for a few days now and there is no definite problem found so far. Power steering has ben checked and is fine problem still there with no power steering, shocks are a bit old but don't seem to be enough to cause problem, will be getting them changed ...
by davef
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Pulling to the right
Replies: 14
Views: 3562
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Pulling to the right

Whilst travelling down to Le Mans the car developed an interesting fault which caused us to abandon the vehicle at a local French garage and then have to repatriate the vehicle yesterday. We did make it to Le Mans but not quite in the style we had imagined a Renault Clio is not the same as an E-Type...
by davef
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Le Mans Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 2668
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Le Mans Trip

Just organising a trip down to Le Mans for the Classic in July. Only having owned my series 3 e-type for less than 1 year, this will be the longest trip in the car, managed London to Exeter last year (not bad for a car that had only done 400 miles in 4 years previously), did need a bit of work when ...
by davef
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: MOT Checker
Replies: 7
Views: 2641
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Put my car in and only got details back to 2011, has anyone got info further back than that. On the plus side all MOT's were good
by davef
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2016. Getting together? 24th April Drive it Day at Bicester
Replies: 319
Views: 66805
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Hoping to be able to make the date, but car is in for some upgrades and this may the first weekend back, will see how the timing goes.

Having only owned the car since early 2015 have not been to any meets as yet, could be the first of the season for us.
by davef
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear end wobble
Replies: 8
Views: 3323
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Been meaning to post for a while but the outcome of this is that one of the hangers had split, replaced by the garage and all is well again.
by davef
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear end wobble
Replies: 8
Views: 3323
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Got home all safe and sound. Now need to get her to the garage and see what the issue is. Thanks for every one comments, will try to post details of final.fix.
by davef
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: rear end wobble
Replies: 8
Views: 3323
Great Britain

Thanks for the ideas will take a look. In all cases are the problems such that I should not drive the car. I have done a few miles since it happened and apart from the wobble it was OK. I am currently away from home with the car, but should I call out the recovery to get her home?