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Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   Today, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Jim Walters
Book time for replacing induction manifold gasket...

Book time for replacing induction manifold gasket on a 1990 Turbo R is 4.7 hours.
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   02-12-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Jim Walters
Duh, I was thinking low level warning lamps. The...

Duh, I was thinking low level warning lamps. The pressure warning senders should be on the left front inner fender just behind the headlamp assembly. The connectors are white rubber push on, located...
Forum: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Discussion   02-12-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Jim Walters
Scroll down to posts 5 & 6: ...

Scroll down to posts 5 & 6: https://www.rollsroyceforums.com/forums/27-sz-motorcars-1980-2003/4945-firing-order-diagram-silver-spirit.html
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   02-11-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Jim Walters
Sounds like you inadvertently knocked the wiring...

Sounds like you inadvertently knocked the wiring connectors to the warning lamps off the bottom of the brake reservoir. Pretty easy to do when you're changing B 3 & 4 plugs.
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   02-09-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Jim Walters
Can't you get the mono valve kit from someone in...

Can't you get the mono valve kit from someone in Europe? Ebay Germany or France?
This one will ship to UK from USA: ...
Forum: Pre-1965 Era   02-07-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Jim Walters
Everyone should have a spark tester in their car...

Everyone should have a spark tester in their car tool kit. Then if a no start situation appears one can very quickly ascertain if there is spark and how far it goes. One like this is cheap and easy...
Forum: Pre-1965 Era   02-06-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Jim Walters
Get yourself a test lamp. When it won't start,...

Get yourself a test lamp. When it won't start, place the test lamp probe on the coil 6 volt feed and confirm power there. Crank over the engine with the test lamp attached. The lamp should flash...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   02-05-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Jim Walters
It's the heater water valve. Search for Mercedes...

It's the heater water valve. Search for Mercedes mono valve repair kit like: ...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   02-05-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Jim Walters
Service bulletin SY//M91 on 10-2-75 describes the...

Service bulletin SY//M91 on 10-2-75 describes the design of a mascot alarm available on that date. In the instructions the live feed for the relay operating the alarm is taken from the live side of...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   02-04-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Jim Walters
Geoff, it's not original. Automatic switch on...

Geoff, it's not original. Automatic switch on bonnet hinge is for the light. PO has added it, perhaps bypassing a faulty hinge switch.
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   02-01-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Jim Walters
Just take the restrictor valves apart and clean...

Just take the restrictor valves apart and clean them. There are tiny holes that get clogged with the bits from deteriorating innards of hoses.
Are you using the proper RR363 brake fluid? If not and...
Forum: SY Series I and II 1965-1980   01-31-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Jim Walters
Noises from the rear suspension on Shadows is...

Noises from the rear suspension on Shadows is usually caused by debris from deteriorated O rings clogging up the extremely fine passages in the restrictor valves. Also, the height control should not...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-31-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Jim Walters
If you don't have service history that shows a...

If you don't have service history that shows a mineral oil change in the past four years you should replace it. Remove the reservoir top covers and inspect the oil, if it is bright green you can...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-30-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Jim Walters
Thanks Rob. I started looking after it in 1995...

Thanks Rob. I started looking after it in 1995 and was responsible for all maintenance and movement until my contract with the museum expired last fall. Have still not heard from them in regards to...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-30-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Jim Walters
There is something in the weak spring in the...

There is something in the weak spring in the heater water valve theory. IIRC there was some info on the higher water pressure at higher engine rpm's forcing the valve closed and cutting off the hot...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-26-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Jim Walters
Warm it with a hot air gun and it will then come...

Warm it with a hot air gun and it will then come off easily.
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-20-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Jim Walters
In my opinion your offering price could be too...

In my opinion your offering price could be too high considering the unknowns. Big question is why he rarely takes it out on the street, brake issues perhaps? A brake overhaul from lack of use and low...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-20-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Jim Walters
Welcome Pete, you will get lots of support here...

Welcome Pete, you will get lots of support here so ask away. Use the search function too as many topics have been covered in the past.
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Jim Walters
Welcome to the forum. Low miles on these cars is...

Welcome to the forum. Low miles on these cars is not always a good thing, Rolls-Royces do not take well to sitting unused for months or years at a time. Recent service records are very important as...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-20-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Jim Walters
Special RR. Get it from Kelly at British Tool...

Special RR. Get it from Kelly at British Tool Works.

https://www.britishtoolworks.com/product-page/brake-pump-socket
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-15-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,600
Posted By Jim Walters
Larger picture for more clarity:

Larger picture for more clarity:
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-15-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,600
Posted By Jim Walters
There is a quick and easy way to make a pressure...

There is a quick and easy way to make a pressure gauge that works just fine. Simply use a brake flex hose, a 1/8th pipe thread brass female connector, and a pressure gauge with 1/8th pipe thread....
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-09-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Jim Walters
Search here and the Australian forum for 44°...

Search here and the Australian forum for 44° sensor, unplug it to test. It has been discussed many times in the past with illustrations showing where to find it on the thermostat housing. It's the...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   01-09-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Jim Walters
Possibly thermostat stuck open or removed. The...

Possibly thermostat stuck open or removed. The faster you travel, the more efficient the radiator is at removing heat from the engine coolant. Over 40 MPH most of the engine heat transferred to the...
Forum: SZ Motorcars 1980-2003   12-30-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Jim Walters
It will be either the third brake light or the...

It will be either the third brake light or the cruise ECU. Third brake light is a common fault. Check that third brake light bulb is the correct wattage and contacts are clean. ECU gets the off...
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