[DaimLan] daimler DB18 barker special sports

Hi all
a friend of mine has a Daimler DB18 Barker Special Sports,
and has the following problem. When the fuel tank gets to about
half full the car starts to run badly, but when the reserve switch is
twisted the car then runs O.K. We think that it might be that the
pick up pipe for the main tank has a small hole in it and the reserve
pipe does not but cannot confirm this at the momment as there
does not appear to be a workshop manual for this car. Does
anybody know how the fuel pipes run up to the switch and are we
right in thinking that there are two pipes up to the switch? or are we
missing something
Thanks
Craig Waterman (Canterbury, Kent, U.K.The Garden of England)
1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 auto
1967 Daimler 2.5ltr V8 auto

TO: DAIMLAN@JAG-LOVERS.ORG

Craig,
The chassis of the Lanchester L.D.10. is basically a
scaled down version of the DB18 chassis, onto which the special
sports was built.
On the L.D.10. both fuel lines come out of the top of the
fuel tank, on the left hand side (looking from the back) and
travel along the chassis rail to a point underneath the passenger’s
left foot, where the changeover valve is situated. The valve is
controlled by a bowden cable operated from the dashboard knob.
There is a removable cover in the boot, that covers the
filler pipe AND covers the fuel outlet pipe fittings.
The most usual cause of air getting into the system, is that
wet fuel (fuel with water in it) causes the cork seals in the valve
to expand and they stay like this until the system is drained, when
the seals dry out and shrink. When the seals are soaked with petrol,
they do not expand again and you get air leaking into the system
and/or fuel leaking out. The reserve seal may well not be affected,
as it may be further into the valve body and any leaks have to get
past both valve seals.
I have managed to purchase a quantity of cork seals for the
L.D.10. valve and I believe that the DB18 one is the same. I could
let you have a pair of the cork seals if you send me the cost (�1.00
each) a stamped, self addressed envelope and a note to remind me that
the cork seals are what you want.
All the best with your investigation.

Regards,
Adrian Hanwell. Ford Postal point 15/GE-DO2-A.
AHANWEL1@FORD.COM. Tel 01268 402344 or Dunton 2344.-------------------********--------------------
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Subject: [DaimLan] daimler DB18 barker special sports

From: cwaterman@enterprise.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
cc: daimlan@jag-lovers.org

Hi all
a friend of mine has a Daimler DB18 Barker Special Sports,
and has the following problem. When the fuel tank gets to about
half full the car starts to run badly, but when the reserve switch is
twisted the car then runs O.K. We think that it might be that the
pick up pipe for the main tank has a small hole in it and the reserve
pipe does not but cannot confirm this at the momment as there
does not appear to be a workshop manual for this car. Does
anybody know how the fuel pipes run up to the switch and are we
right in thinking that there are two pipes up to the switch? or are we
missing something
Thanks
Craig Waterman (Canterbury, Kent, U.K.The Garden of England)
1987 Jaguar XJ-S V12 auto
1967 Daimler 2.5ltr V8 auto