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by lowact
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Vacuum feed?
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Australia

Re: Vacuum feed?

Block it off, remove the rubber elbow, replace it with a rubber cap, to improve idle and efficiency.
by lowact
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Carbs - heat exchanger gasket question
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Australia

Re: Carbs - heat exchanger gasket question

Good news story.
by lowact
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 owners handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Australia

Re: V12 owners handbook

Thx Bill
by lowact
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 owners handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Australia

V12 owners handbook

Bought myself a tan coloured (US spec) Operating Maintenance and Service Handbook. Could have bought a copy but lashed out on an original. Has the appropriate patina however the page numbers aren't correct, instead of 60-68 there is a duplicate of 69-76 (plus a blank page). Before I complain about t...
by lowact
Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Starter Motor Heat Shield
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Australia

Re: Starter Motor Heat Shield

On my US spec car it was clamped to the pipe from the air pump
by lowact
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Removing PDWA, thread size/flare type of fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Australia

Re: Removing PDWA, thread size/flare type of fittings

Thread size is 3/8NF24. Yes they are bubble flares. You might have to search a bit to find connectors for bubble flares, more commonly available for double flares … I wouldn't do this. Tampering with brakes, removing designated safety devices, not a good idea. Don’t tell your insurance company or re...
by lowact
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: High oil pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1281
Australia

Re: High oil pressure

And have you changed anything? Is the gauge still being supplied an average 10V from the voltage regulator? Is the sender the correct type, with twin lugs in the centre? If the gauge is being supplied 12V (= 13.6V) and the sender is the type with single lug on the side, rectify both of these, should...
by lowact
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 Auto to Manual Conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 2210
Australia

Re: V12 Auto to Manual Conversion

ODs still available.
ODSpares in Rugby, Warwickshire:
http://www.odspares.com/
Overdrive Repair Services in Halfway, Sheffield.
https://www.overdrive-repairs.co.uk/
Also SNGB on-sell most parts.
Auto to manual is a big job, why not a 4 speed auto with 2.88 diff?
by lowact
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help with brakes please?
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Australia

Re: Help with brakes please?

In my case (same symptoms) it was corroded cylinder bores, caused by car sitting for a long time allowing moisture to collect in the inverts. Master and slave. At the time renewal was cheaper than resleeving.
by lowact
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel gauge not registering properly
Replies: 32
Views: 7405
Australia

Re: Fuel gauge not registering properly

Sounds like not, you wouldn't get those fumes if it was properly vented. Do you still have your expansion tank and charcoal canister? With the filler cap removed, can you blow back through the vent pipe into the tank? With the tank fully drained, how much fuel can you put in before it thinks it's fu...
by lowact
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Fuel gauge not registering properly
Replies: 32
Views: 7405
Australia

Re: Fuel gauge not registering properly

How is yr tank vented, could there be air trapped and the gauge reading correctly?
by lowact
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New gear reduction starter motor failure?
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Australia

Re: New gear reduction starter motor failure?

That flywheel damage is bad, suggests to me the pinion and ring gear are incompatible, is the diameter of yr OEM and geared starter pinions the same, also the number of teeth? Either the pinion was incompatible causing the spring to break or the broken spring was the culprit, allowing the pinion to ...
by lowact
Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 Parts Catalogue and the Front Suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Australia

Re: S3 Parts Catalogue and the Front Suspension

My unmolested original also had only the rear washers. These are thrust washers, hence 3 mm. The front washers protect the bush, prevent the damage you describe. The inner bore of the bush is fixed to the wishbone, the outer is fixed to the frame, there are no sliding surfaces, suspension travel is ...
by lowact
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JLR have completely lost the plot!
Replies: 31
Views: 1749
Australia

Re: JLR have completely lost the plot!

Problem with the Growler is that it looks nothing like a Jaguar and everything like a cartoon.
by lowact
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: dyeing the sunbleached rear carpet on an OTS S3
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Australia

Re: dyeing the sunbleached rear carpet on an OTS S3

My understanding, that I'd love to have corrected: Dye versus coating (painting): What is sold as dye is often just paint. Dye comes in bottles, paints come in cans. Dyeing spruces up an existing colour, painting changes colour. Dyeing only works on wool or nylon carpets, soak a sample in bleach ove...
by lowact
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Series 3 Oil Pressure Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1158
Australia

Re: Series 3 Oil Pressure Gauge

Good luck, The electrical gauge has a 0 – 80 psi scale and a 0-100 psi range (sender). Note the elec. gauge scale is not linear, i.e. between 40 – 80 psi is smaller than between 0 – 40 psi. The mechanical gauge scale will be linear. To not lose accuracy you would want the scale as per the mechanical...
by lowact
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 ECU
Replies: 73
Views: 18195
Australia

Re: V12 ECU

For XJ12 S3 it's seperate, I guess XJS the same.
by lowact
Sun May 29, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1128
Australia

Re: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup

They all can be adjusted, ref link in post #3. If diaphragms or vacuum hoses are damaged the bicycle pump idea would likewise not work, until you fixed this. There are 2 types of bypass valve. On earlier Strombergs there was external adjustment and internal vacuum source, locally in the carb. The co...
by lowact
Fri May 27, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1128
Australia

Re: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup

Since you are thinking to eventually remove them, why not for now, just screw them fully shut?
by lowact
Thu May 26, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup
Replies: 10
Views: 1128
Australia

Re: Stromberg Bypass Valve setup

Hilton, what is the issue you are trying to resolve? If you cannot satisfactorily adjust as per Marek's advice (I couldn't, one bypass would be open at idle, even when adjusted for maximum spring closing force) quickest way to blank them would be as per Marks suggestion at the end of this previous p...