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by Bob.
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Are you following the "A" and "B" nomenclature from the S3 schematic in post #23? If so then it looks as if your "C" and the "A/B with a horizontal arrow" are the wrong way round and the expansion tank won't drain back to the main tank. It doesn't matter which of the the two outboard connections on ...
by Bob.
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Looks like a PO tried to simplify the vent system without understanding it first. As described, as far as I can see the expansion tank is serving no purpose at all. In addition, when the main tank is full the extended filler tube inside the tank will be covered by fuel, negating the effect of the fi...
by Bob.
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

So unless the filler cap has been replaced by the vented type, whenever the main tank level is above a certain level (vent/return C being the lowest of the 3 standard vents) either by fill level, parking nose down or braking there is no venting of the main tank.
by Bob.
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Peter,
Sorry not my car in the picture, just used it to illustrate the panel feature. Other forum members will be able to help you with bodywork repair techniques.
Bob
by Bob.
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

So whereas on an an emissions car the hose transitions to the steel pipe going to the carbon cannister before going through the grommet at the back of the boot, as shown in post#21, on a non emissions car the hose is simply poked maybe an inch or so through a grommet with a bigger hole and vents int...
by Bob.
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Thanks Colin - that's what I thought it was, an open ended tube with two wings. I have plenty of pictures of the tube part poking out of the bottom of cars, albeit of differing lengths, but only one fuzzy image of the winged top part inside. It looks the same as that originally used in the doors to ...
by Bob.
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Thanks Peter, your plastic plug has also gone missing like mine.
by Bob.
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1102
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Re: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount

Thanks for that Colin, at least that feature is clear now. It's a few years since I started from the "I (think) I have all the right parts but not necessarily (definitely not) in the right order" point. I had forgotten the two plain washers for an auto note in the ROM, although the PM only shows and...
by Bob.
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Glad you got the expansion tank out without damaging it Peter. Where did the vent pipe exit the body? Would you mind posting a picture of the plastic plug fitted to the small drain hole to the right of the sump hole in the boot floor. I can't see it in your picture, I think it's hidden under some fl...
by Bob.
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1102
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Re: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount

Hi Colin, You are right, the arrow should point to the top spring retainer, not the gash plain washer which you can see above the retainer in my "as found" pictures in post #2, making it look rather like the STD retainer not the AUTO version which my S3 is. I would be interested to know if your reta...
by Bob.
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Hi Philip, "D" is the outlet Jaguar designated for the expansion tank vent. The diagram shows the early type of charcoal cannister. Two restrictors, which should be about 2 inches in from the ends of hoses "A" and "B" at the main tank end, will often have been unknowingly thrown out when hoses have ...
by Bob.
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Glad it helps. Is your car an original UK one? I know it is much modified but given that it still has an expansion tank, where does the tank vent to? On US cars the vent is via a rubber hose from the tank to a steel pipe exiting the front of the boot to a carbon cannister in the engine bay, but I wo...
by Bob.
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 4971
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Re: S3 Fuel Expansion Tank

Ho Peter,
The tank should have an insulation pad glued to it and the pad may be glued to or has stuck itself to the wheelarch.

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by Bob.
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1102
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Re: Rear engine (manual gearbox) mount

Hi Colin, The only difference between the auto and the manual gearbox mount I am aware of is the rating of the spring to allow for the heavier autobox. The auto has 5 coils and from memory the manual has 3. The pictures you found on jag-lovers are from my auto S3 E Type not an XJ6. There is more dis...
by Bob.
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 fuel line routing under bonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 593
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Re: series 3 fuel line routing under bonnet

Hi Paul, Yes the feed side is basically a mirror image of the return system with a Pclip fixing the flex hose to the RH frame gusset plate - just visible as a blury item at the head of the bottom arrow in Feed-2. This is the feed rigid to flex transition - https://i.postimg.cc/0y4z1mTx/Feed-3.jpg
by Bob.
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: series 3 fuel line routing under bonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 593
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Re: series 3 fuel line routing under bonnet

Hi, Sorry for out of focus and grainy images but these might give you some clues. Bob https://i.postimg.cc/fR7m269X/Underfloor.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/WbW76R04/Feed-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/WzpMgS3r/Feed-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3NL2Bp4q/Return-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gJHVx1Ym/Return-2.jpg
by Bob.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Footwell hole
Replies: 10
Views: 799
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Re: Footwell hole

You were only supposed to sand the bl###y doors off
I like it :bigrin:
by Bob.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Footwell hole
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Great Britain

Re: Footwell hole

No challenge to anyone intended Peter, just hope you have an answer to your question.
Bob
by Bob.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I have a big end knock on Number 4
Replies: 5
Views: 617
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Re: I have a big end knock on Number 4

With a fuel consumption of 1660gal/hr it would empty the fuel tank in 30secs so careful journey planning required.
by Bob.
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Footwell hole
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Great Britain

Re: Footwell hole

Just for clarity -

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