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by Brewer
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stuck Wheel Spinners
Replies: 11
Views: 1054
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Re: Stuck Wheel Spinners

Success! LOTS of (heat gun) heat, a 3 pound persuader and the appropriate words of encouragement did the trick. Now, when the spinners cool, I'll pull the wheels. By the way, the project is rebuilding the ball joints and replacing the remains of the gaiters. Thanks for the advice, all. :yellow:
by Brewer
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stuck Wheel Spinners
Replies: 11
Views: 1054
United States of America

Re: Stuck Wheel Spinners

Hello, Simon, and thanks for the post. Actually, my concern (so far) has been only with removing the front wheels. I have no reason to suspect rear wheel bearing problems. The S3 manual covers those also, and the front bearings, but the procedures seem to anticipate I have the disc wheels with lugs,...
by Brewer
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stuck Wheel Spinners
Replies: 11
Views: 1054
United States of America

Re: Stuck Wheel Spinners

Marek, thank you. Very reassuring. I tried a bit of heat previously but will get more aggressive with the heat gun; I want to avoid a torch if at all possible. Has anyone encountered any documentation on wheel removal & component servicing? I'd like to know what I'm going to find once I get the whee...
by Brewer
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stuck Wheel Spinners
Replies: 11
Views: 1054
United States of America

Re: Stuck Wheel Spinners

Thanks, Andrew. I've tried that already - and managed to miss the paintwork! I'll try it again with the addition of heat as Marek suggests.
by Brewer
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Stuck Wheel Spinners
Replies: 11
Views: 1054
United States of America

Stuck Wheel Spinners

Can't seem to loosen the front wire wheel spinners on my S3, even using a bigger hammer. Does anyone know if it's ok to apply heat to these? Also, the service manual refers to section 74.20.01 for wheel removal - this section doesn't exist in any manual I've seen, so I don't see any procedure for wh...
by Brewer
Sun May 08, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Air Pump Filter A224C
Replies: 0
Views: 406
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Air Pump Filter A224C

Does anyone know of a source for these filters? Everywhere I've checked seems out of stock and AC Delco has discontinued them.
by Brewer
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: unidentified electronic object
Replies: 12
Views: 2519
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Re: unidentified electronic object

Hmmm - I thought that was what I was saying: Handbrake engaged, both circuits grounded. If ignition is on, handbrake warning light is on, SBW light and buzzer are off. Handbrake off, neither circuit grounded at this point and the handbrake/fluid light is off unless grounded at fluid reservoirs, SBW ...
by Brewer
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: unidentified electronic object
Replies: 12
Views: 2519
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Re: unidentified electronic object

Yes, it's clearly a diode and, as installed, would allow a current flow to the powered side of the handbrake warning switch from whatever circuit it is connected to, which would allow that circuit to be grounded as long as the handbrake was on. It would not allow current to flow to the "mystery" cir...
by Brewer
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: unidentified electronic object
Replies: 12
Views: 2519
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Re: unidentified electronic object

I have experienced the same when changing the handbrake switch (see photos). The parasite diode is attached on the positive side of the switch to a braided-looking white on black wire. However, it runs under the LHD driver's seat to an unknown destination and is secured by what appear to be factory-...
by Brewer
Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Interior Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1143
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Re: Interior Lights

Craig, looks like you have an awesome opportunity in front of you. I hope you'll read this post before going further with the LED conversion. I communicated with Marek H by email seeking direction to his previous posts on this topic. He very kindly replied and included detailed technical advice on w...
by Brewer
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Interior Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1143
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Re: Interior Lights

Just went thru the dash again and yes, there are 15 - 987's and 9 - 281's - found an additional 281 hiding in the mass of wiring. Here are the locations: 987's: battery, oil pressure, fuel level and water temperature - 1 each turn signal indicators - 2 hazard warning indicator - 1 speedometer and ta...
by Brewer
Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure switch location
Replies: 15
Views: 2158
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Re: oil pressure switch location

Yes, but then I'd be on the wrong side to reach the drive-thru ATM. Gotta pay for all these parts somehow! :lol:
by Brewer
Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure switch location
Replies: 15
Views: 2158
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Re: oil pressure switch location

Well, I replaced the warning light sensor today, probably the most difficult auto work I've done - and I've pulled engines & trannies before. Turns out there is an access panel below the brake booster - you'll need to remove the windshield washer bottle to get at the fasteners. Once off, you can sna...
by Brewer
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Interior Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1143
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Interior Lights

Would be interested to hear from anyone who's replaced the interior Lucas bulbs with LED's in an S3. I went through this process with a kit containing 23 #987 replacements and 6 #281 replacements. The results are great - much brighter light on the gauges, but the number of bulbs in the kit doesn't s...
by Brewer
Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Recovering S3 OTS Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 544
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Recovering S3 OTS Seats

I'm about to resto my S3 seats and headrests- cracked leather, rotted foam, split seams. I want to make sure I order everything I need to do the job in one shot. Anyone been through this who can advise? Besides the foam for headrest, seat & backrest, diaphragm, and covers - what else? I see there's ...
by Brewer
Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure switch location
Replies: 15
Views: 2158
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Re: oil pressure switch location

Thanks, both of you, for the excellent direction. I've spotted it (using a borescope, I cheated). What a delightful location under the exhaust manifold! I can see why it was later moved to up on top. The wiring appears solid at this point.
by Brewer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: oil pressure switch location
Replies: 15
Views: 2158
United States of America

oil pressure switch location

The oil warning light on my 1972 OTS flickers, although the gauge reads 40-60 psi. I suspect I need to replace the switch but can't seem to locate it. The factory service manual suggests it's behind the washer tank and lower brake fluid reservoir but I can't see it - the only wire in the area goes t...
by Brewer
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jack storage
Replies: 12
Views: 2079
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Re: Jack storage

Mark, thanks, but when I store the wheel inside up, the securing device (bolt? flange?) is too long to anchor the spare tire tightly. I have to believe it was meant to be stored outside up. I've been able to store the jack atop the wheel (see picture) but I'm surprised Jaguar doesn't give directions...
by Brewer
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jack storage
Replies: 12
Views: 2079
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Re: Jack storage

Thanks for the reply. Would love pictures if you have any. I have managed to fit the jack in the wheel well but doubt much else will fit.

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by Brewer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jack storage
Replies: 12
Views: 2079
United States of America

Jack storage

Can anyone advise me on where to store the jack and mallet in my 1972 OTS? The manual says in clips in the boot - there ARE no clips in the boot. Fully collapsed, the jack will barely fit atop the spare (wire) wheel, but I'm afraid it may damage the chrome plating. Help will be appreciated!