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by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Otter Switch Fault?

Having the otter switch measuring the temp of the water at the bottom of the rad (i.e. as it's about to leave and return to the engine) is the best place, as it means you are factoring into the calculation, the cooling that is being effected by the airflow through the rad, so you're not running the ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Otter Switch Fault?

Are you sure the fan was actually running? "Back in the day" there used to be a lot written about the fan light (only fitted to the 5 series) coming on due to the fan "windmilling" in the airflow through the radiator and generating a back emf (I think!) through the circuit - particularly if a front ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Shooting Brakes
Replies: 378
Views: 53026

Shooting Brakes

DARK STAR wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Google doesn't recognise Jaguar XF.
????????? is French Google censored? (or is it differently-named overseas?) :shock:

Presumably Jaguar want to be able to offer "his and hearse" variants...... :wink:
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Identifying later 6a wiring and other things
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Identifying later 6a wiring and other things

These are the red lensed door lights :shock: (the puddle lights are the same with clear lenses)
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Website not secure
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Website not secure

David Tew wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:05 pm
I got a sense of déjà vu there. :D
Yes, It's not a particularly new problem, it's come up a few times over the last 18 months or more :)
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Website not secure
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Website not secure

If you access the forum through a saved bookmark (I suspect many people, like me, do?) then it's worth checking whether your saved bookmark starts "http" or "https". If it uses the plain insecure http one, (which it may well do if you saved it some time ago) then try editing it to read https, then y...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Identifying later 6a wiring and other things
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Identifying later 6a wiring and other things

AFAIK, the delay unit is behind the plastic trim panel in the roof, next to the interior lights.

See this thread for more info
by Roger Pennington
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Wigan
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Hello from Wigan

Welcome to the forum! :D Judging by the photo, the bogging-down is due to too much mud! :lol: (actually, it may be a carburettor issue - if you mean a sort of "gulp" part way through a high-g R/H corner, then If it's the later type with the TLDM carb, it does seem to be something they are prone to, ...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New bod from Suffolk - Possible return to Scimitaring
Replies: 6
Views: 196

New bod from Suffolk - Possible return to Scimitaring

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your search! :D I've always had an insatiable curiosity, and I couldn't resist asking Mr Google if he knew your old car. I was surprised to find he did! It turned up in the Photostream of this guy on Flickr: The info says it was taken on January 18, 2012 - it ...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Identifying later 6a wiring and other things
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Identifying later 6a wiring and other things

scimjim wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Puddle lights came in at #4550 according to the parts list, so a little before the 6b.
Yes, #4550 is late '78 - the Yellow Peril, which is Oct '78 build (and only just before #4550), doesn't have them, the mulberry car, which is Feb '79 build (and a couple of hundred after #4550) does have them.
by Roger Pennington
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: America
Topic: Green SE5a for sale in South Carolina
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Green SE5a for sale in South Carolina

Looks like the one belonging to MushyP I think :)
by Roger Pennington
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Offside vertical link for SE5?
Replies: 26
Views: 737

Offside vertical link for SE5?

If it has been greased over the last 10 years, then I'd hazard a guess that what's been happening is that when the grease was squirted in through the nipple, it's travelled down the upright centre bore, and out around the steel plate on the bottom of the trunnion. That plate should be sealed, so the...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

This gold car was obviously a factory demonstrator / press car but its registration number which I decipher as BRE 296D is unknown to me and apparently to Matt. It is supposed to be a 2,5 but I searched the 3 litres as well ;-) The car in the article doesn't look like the same registration as on th...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Funny peculiar brake issue
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Funny peculiar brake issue

I'd echo Tony's pad knockback suggestion. That's an issue which can still occur even with the later cars, with beefier stub axles. It's especially common after sharp turns (like small roundabouts) or when manoeuvring (especially backwards). Worth checking the wheel bearing adjustment (but obviously ...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 wheel HUB (not stud) nut socket size?
Replies: 16
Views: 225

SS1 wheel HUB (not stud) nut socket size?

Yes, I used a 3/4 inch socket and bar (and a piece of scaffolding tube for extra leverage). The 1/2 inch stuff I started with, started to bend....

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