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    Mark Wainwright
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    1977 Eclat, 1984 esprit
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    oil slick + rear fogger

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  1. ah, thats brilliant thanks. where did you find that diagram? i swear I looked everywhere!
  2. Hi there, I cant find a digram that matches the fuel system layout of my early S3, seems a bit different to whats in the manual. just wanted to check where i need to look to make sure ive replaced all the soft fuel lines, so far ive just done from the flowlock, via a small filter (replaced the plastic one with an alloy one, i had a plastic one in my eclat and after a year the seal had cracked and it was pouring fuel). before the flowlock valve it is hard steel line, which disappeasrs off behind the engine.. what soft lines are between this and the tanks? cheers, Mark
  3. i have one of these in my eclat -
  4. one other thing I heard can cause a fire is a rupture in the oil line to the oil pressure gauge too, probably less likely than a fuel fire, but still worth looking at i guess?
  5. Hi all, I found this thread about this, but it doesnt have the info i`m after - my left hand pod goes down, but doesnt go up, i suspected the contacts in the unit, but i went over it with a multimeter and they all seem fine, no bad contacts either in the control box area or between the wiring pigtail and the contacts/diodes. both diodes read the same resistance, so i guess if one is ok they both are? If i put the right hand motor in the left hand wiring loom it also works fine. so the relays and wiring loom are ok. so its definitely the left hand motor.. but i`m not sure what else to test inside it that might be wrong. it looks simple enough, and everything seems ok... cheers, Mark
  6. yeah, some of the bolts and studs will be grade 8 (possibly higher), ive put a grade 8 (?) on that list where i think they will be high strength and thus not stainless. ta!
  7. ive gone through SJ`s page and extracted what info i can, but theres lots that dont have info as to what they are. if anyone can flesh out the actual specs of the nuts and bolts ive posted below that would be great if known.. it would be kinda cool to put together a full suspension set of stainless and appropriate grade 8 nuts and bolts where they are standard sizes. if we get the full set of info i`ll add it all to my esprit interchange spreadsheet that i have on here. front suspension- ? thin lock nut ? wishbone washer (special large O/D either side of bushes) ? bolt grade 8 - damper to lower wishbone ? bolt - anti roll bar to chassis ? bolt grade 8 - lower wishbone pivot ? bolt - front disc to hub ? bolts - caliper to vertical link M8 nylocs - top ball joints M8 grade 8 bolt long - top ball joint M8 grade 8 bolt short - top ball joint flat washers 1/2 x 1 inch nyloc nut 1/2 unf (T / BS thin) 7/16 unf nyloc nut (trunnion bolt) rear suspension bolt - radius arm to mounting thin lock nut for stud upright m10 x 120mm grade 8 bolt - radius arm to uptight (early, later is 130mm) washer - 7/16 x 2inch - one each side of radius arm mount flat washers 1/2 x 1 inch Flat washers, 1/2 inch x 1.25 M12 nut, DRIVESHAFT ADAPTER/DISC to GEARBOX nyloc nut 1/2 unf (T / BS thin) bolt m12 grade 8 (length?) - radius arm to rubber mounting Bolt grade 8? (length?) - top link to rear upright bolt grade 8? (length?) - lower link to chassis ? BOLT, TOP LINK to CHASSIS for LATER (approx 1982) MODELS ? BOLT, TOP LINK to CHASSIS for Earlier (approx before 1982) MODELS ? LARGE SPACING WASHER, (Each side of link bushes) ? DRIVESHAFT BOLT cheers!
  8. anyone know if these interchange with anything? (they must do right?) i saw a pistonheads thread discussing it but the poster couldnt find a BL one the same, so may be something else?
  9. Hi there, I`m redoing the front suspension and brakes on my 85 S3 and I think it would be wise to buy a big bag of stainless nuts and nylocs to cover anything i need to take off (looks like most of it) and replace, what sizes are used in general if im going to buy a greb bag? rather than trying to guess wwhat ill be taking off and buying then from sj or wherever? Its all pretty rusty under there and looks like a lot of the nuts and bolts have turned back into to iron nuggets. cheers, Mark
  10. hi guys, what bolts should i get to attach the 907 to a regular engine stand? length i can work out from my stand but whats the thread (bellhousing bolts)? Ta, Mark
  11. done, and transplanted what i had in the parts column to the series/year column. obviously some of this is a bit unclear in things like changeover years 84/85 s3 etc but hopefully with enough people who have the cars editing it it`ll be pretty accurate eventually.
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