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Offline Magellan

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Max speed for Series III
« on: December 28, 2015, 08:27:45 AM »
Can anyone please enlighten me on the Army's max speed for a  Series III?

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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 08:45:35 AM »
Pretty much always been 80 km convoy speed and 90km catch up speed.

Series 3's really struggle past 90km/hr and you run the risk of burning out exhaust valves pushing them too hard.

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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 09:38:28 AM »
Hi Daryl,

FFR MAN is spot on and I think it was a dymo label on the dash not the painted on markings like you find in a Series 2A or F1 , Mk3 , etc.

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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 10:41:38 AM »
Thanks men, bugger, I had planned to stencil on the gearbox cover in front of the gear stick. A dymo label ain't quite the same  :(
« Last Edit: December 28, 2015, 10:43:38 AM by Dusty Oval »
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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 10:59:55 AM »

Series 3's really struggle past 90km/hr and you run the risk of burning out exhaust valves pushing them too hard.



Maybe the Army should have bought the 4 cylinder version rather than the 6 as my civvy 4 cylinder had a top speed of 110kph on a long long long flat road.

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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »
For those with S3s, one method I used to help preserve the exhaust valves was to always make sure I allowed a generous tappet clearance on them when adjusting  :)

I don't know what the 1979 S3 that we had would really do flat out, as I didn't have a GPS then, but I certainly had it travelling at 100kph on the speedo.
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Re: Max speed for Series III
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2015, 07:56:39 PM »
Ha I struggle to get my civvy 4 cyl past 90
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