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by Martec
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

May I just add to this post as I had a similar thing happen ten or so years ago to the point where I could only get to 45 mph on the motorway on the way to a guy with a rolling road to find the fault. I had bought a more up to date Electronic Distributor set up specifically to suit my car (state of ...
by Martec
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: S-TypeCooling System
Topic: Burst pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Burst pipe

Hi I had this 'Bent hose' go last summer whilst down near Bedford and topping up the headertank every 10 miles got the car home (140 miles). The leak seemed quite small and I replaced the water pump then found it was the hose above, it seemed to me that the fan belt had cut into the hose, and anothe...
by Martec
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi B87UL, There is a tremendous amount of information there and I will need to read it several times. My comment about springs fighting each other refers to the spring inside the slave cylinder pushing the rod out whilst the external spring is trying to pull it back it (maybe the aftermarket spring ...
by Martec
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi B87Ul, I now understand what you were referring to with the adjustment of the push rod on the clutch slave cylinder. I finally received and fitted the new SS braded top hose, early short clutch cylinder and external spring, but not before using my boroscope in the bell housing and found there is ...
by Martec
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi, I thought I would give you an update on some knowledge I just gained from Ken Jenkins regarding my own clutch, it may help others. I rebuilt my car from a seized rotten original wreck, it had an original 3.8 with moss box and 10" coil sprung clutch with the short clutch slave cylinder. I returne...
by Martec
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi, I have 4 score years and 11!!?? The car was run on LPG but an old LP suction system infront of the carbs, but the repairs cost more than the fuel cost savings, much nicer to drive now back on petrol. I believe the bite point has always been near the top and have no wish to adjust it. When I rebu...
by Martec
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi, I've just replaced the clutch fluid and started it up, the clutch bite it close to the top of the peddle. I moved the battery from the front to the boot on another car and found there was a big volt drop even with a heavy cable front to back, so I fitted a very large battery and ran a separate c...
by Martec
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: S-TypeElectrics
Topic: Early headlamp repair and replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Early headlamp repair and replacement

Hi I have recently had to do the above to our MY2000 3 ltr manual, the little plastic gear wheels used to adjust the height of the beam fell off and they could not be adjusted. My friend Roger offered me another set of lights from his stock, this started a months work!! After jacking the front up, r...
by Martec
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Clutch servo
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Clutch servo

Hi,
I fitted a servo for the clutch under the front wing, waxed it and put a cover over the air valve, it has served me well for quite a few years,
I used the small servo that is sold for mini's.

Brian
by Martec
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: S-TypeAir Con
Topic: Idle declutch of air con compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: Idle declutch of air con compressor

Well no replies!!
I had bought a dedicated Jaguar code reader for the earth fault and I simply kept clearing faults even though it said there were none. After doing this for half a dozen times it all worked, ie the clutch no longer declutches at idle.

Brian
by Martec
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: S-TypeAir Con
Topic: Idle declutch of air con compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: Idle declutch of air con compressor

Having gone through a cut pump discharge pipe replacement, followed a week later by No5 engine bay fuse blowing and stopping the engine (it covers injectors, throttle actuator, fan and MAF sensor) chaffed through injector wire, now reinsulated. I'm now on the hunt for the AC clutch drop out. With al...
by Martec
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: Crankcase breather
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Crankcase breather

Hi, I have an incontinent 1961 3.8 MkII, possibly due to the fact that I have an XJ6 oil pump in the sump. I experimented with replacing the two hole plate behind the small round breather cover at the front of the head with the later mesh for the later engine from D Manners. Then running a clear 1/2...
by Martec
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: S-TypeAir Con
Topic: Idle declutch of air con compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Idle declutch of air con compressor

Hi, This is just a rehash of a previous question, does anyone else have this problem with an early car ie pre2002. AC works great until revs drop to 1200 rpm then the compressor declutches. I contacted Marshalls of lincoln who say they can update the AC control unit IF their module will connect to s...
by Martec
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: S-TypeGeneral
Topic: The Death of Oldtimer (Philip May)
Replies: 1
Views: 900

The Death of Oldtimer (Philip May)

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Oldtimer (Philip May) at 5am on Tuesday 16th of January. He died peacefully of a very vigorous brain tumour in a hospice after being looked after by his Daughter Angie. He leaves a Daughter and a Son and was very proud of his grand children but e...
by Martec
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: MK2Interiors
Topic: MK2 Mystery Mounting Bracket at the Air Distributor Box under dash
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: MK2 Mystery Mounting Bracket at the Air Distributor Box under dash

Hi,
I think this bracket is to secure the front end of the small panels either side of the lower dash panel. The panels push forward to clip onto the bracket and secured at the top back end with the chrome screws.

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