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by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
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Re: Air getting into brake system

I agree with both of these points and can confirm no detectable fluid loss but it doesn't explain why the pedal is good for a short while and then get bad again.

I am going to try bleeding as described above one more time (with feeling πŸ˜…) to see what happens

Thanks all
by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Ireland

Re: Air getting into brake system

Agreed. Not identical. I have done the way I describe to avoid the, admittedly small, chance that there is vacuum in the line and opening the nipple might draw air in. It also allows you to pump the pedal before opening when there is a lot of air in it. I can't think of a downside to doing it this w...
by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
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Re: Air getting into brake system

Sorry I was unclear in my earlier description. When we did it pumping the pedal we did it exactly as you've described.
Pedal down
Open to release, close to seal
Pedal up.
Repeat
by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Ireland

Re: Air getting into brake system

You should have slight movement of the brake pedal to start with then becoming rock hard.....to bleed as above start at rear....with tube attached open nipple press pedal down lock nipple release pedal.....repeat....don't ever let pedal up if nipple is open as it can suck in air..Steve I saw the "S...
by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Ireland

Re: Air getting into brake system

When you re-bleed the system, do you get any air out or does it seem to be good fluid only. Also how are you bleeding it, with a traditional pipe and jar or do you have a pressure bleeder. Did you start at the bleed valve furthest from the servo and work your way back towards it? If you suspect a p...
by ianc9
Fri Jun 16, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air getting into brake system
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Ireland

Air getting into brake system

My '68 LHD S1.5 2+2 appears to be getting air into the brake system. Its got the remote servo and uprated front calipers. I bleed the brakes (done at 5 times now) and get a half decent pedal - Not perfect, but OK. I'm not sure what "Perfect" feels like for a '68 E-Type though since this is the only ...
by ianc9
Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Release bearing noise and rev drop
Replies: 2
Views: 473
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Clutch Release bearing noise and rev drop

I've noticed an engine rev drop (100-150 rpm) when I apply the clutch and sometimes a squeal noise (not too loud) when the clutch has been used a lot in traffic. Is this normal or do I have a problem brewing? I believe the car is fitted with a standard B&B clutch and thrust bearing with about 4k mil...
by ianc9
Sat May 27, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
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Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

Yep C19525 that's what I ordered
by ianc9
Sat May 27, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

They sent me a 1100mm belt again :roll:
However they were very nice and promised to sort ASAP.
by ianc9
Fri May 26, 2023 7:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant on my bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Ireland

Re: Coolant on my bolts

Behaving so far - but now that fans are working it only gets up to ~98c max.
by ianc9
Tue May 23, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant on my bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Ireland

Re: Coolant on my bolts

The magic Bar's shall be applied. Will report how I get on.

Thanks all for your insights
by ianc9
Tue May 23, 2023 7:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant on my bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Ireland

Re: Coolant on my bolts

Thanks Steve :( The engine was rebuilt about 3 years ago so studs SHOULD be ok. I have plain black nuts on the head (I think they were sourced from Denis Welsh. The leak seemed to be coming up via the thread rather than around the bottom of the nuts (2 were doing this). So if my engine is one where ...
by ianc9
Tue May 23, 2023 5:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant on my bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Ireland

Re: Coolant on my bolts

I've been doing some googling on this and have found several mentions that the studs are actually submerged in coolant and that the seal is only made at the nut.

Is this correct?

Or am I clutching at straws...
by ianc9
Mon May 22, 2023 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant on my bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Ireland

Coolant on my bolts

I've been installing a fuel injection system in my S1.5 and it got a little hot when idling (for some reason the fan didn't cut in) and the first issue I noticed was a small amount of coolant leaking from the cylinder head bolts. I immediately stopped the car and realised it had gone into the red on...
by ianc9
Sun May 21, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

I ordered fan belt C19523 (Double V 1050mm long) but the one I received was 1100mm when measured on outside :(

I've asked them to send the correct one.
by ianc9
Thu May 11, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

Measured again and outer circumference is 1100mm
Thanks Steve.
And so I've ordered the 1050mm belt. Thanks Tim
by ianc9
Thu May 11, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

Thanks that help πŸ˜€
by ianc9
Thu May 11, 2023 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

Can I ask a different Q. Are the belt lengths (1100mm, 1010mm) the outer circumference or the inner or some other measure? Maybe someone with a double V belt of known "Length" could measure the external circumference? This will help me determine what belt I currently have (1050 internal, 1120 extern...
by ianc9
Thu May 11, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

I did see both those threads. One US company is advertising the belt with the different part code (C26376) but it not mentioned anywhere else. I would not be worried about bearing wear - Most older cars did just fine without a tensioner - and anyway, I have no choice since it doesn't fit along side ...
by ianc9
Wed May 10, 2023 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner
Replies: 22
Views: 1655
Ireland

Re: Water pump/alternator belt tensioner

Some mention of belt sizes here: https://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17983&p=146538&hilit=Belt+tensioner#p146538 Thanks for that. I had a read. I'm pretty certain I currently have a 1100mm (I measured the outer circumference as 1120mm) belt as fitted to 4.2 cars with tensioner. With the t...