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    Don't get me wrong - I love my XJS. I just wish...

    Don't get me wrong - I love my XJS. I just wish it was easier to work on.

    Nothing worthwhile in life is easy!

    Welcome to the world of the Jaguar!

    GM
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    I have heard of others who have cut a hole in the...

    I have heard of others who have cut a hole in the bulkhead to access the diff filler plug.

    For those who prefer not to cut the body work, the plug can be removed from under the car (I have done it...
  3. Thread: LSD oil

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    I believe the spec is API GL5 EP90. I use Castrol...

    I believe the spec is API GL5 EP90. I use Castrol Axle Z limited slip 90. The diff takes about 1.3 litres.

    GM
  4. I replaced my handbrake cable with the seat in...

    I replaced my handbrake cable with the seat in situ - can be done but is fiddly. The Jaguar workshop Manual says remove the seat first - which is what you intend. As Tony says - the work is...
  5. The later AJ16 engine is generally considered...

    The later AJ16 engine is generally considered better than the AJ6 - the engine change occurred in 1994 - which one are you considering?

    The car is now 24 years old (you don't give the mileage) but...
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    Hi Crooza It would help us to know the model...

    Hi Crooza

    It would help us to know the model year and engine you have.

    GM
  7. Your tests show that the alternator, battery and...

    Your tests show that the alternator, battery and regulator are all good, so the fault must be in the cars wiring. I would check all wires and connections, particularly earthing points. You say that...
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    Quality form the Boys at Bridgnorth is variable,...

    Quality form the Boys at Bridgnorth is variable, but I have always found them ready to replace/refund. Did you actually try for a refund Spud? If the rubber is not fit for purpose they can't sell it...
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    Zolomoro - If you have the 4.0 litre AJ16 engine...

    Zolomoro - If you have the 4.0 litre AJ16 engine the sensors are numbers 11 and 12 in the diagram in this link...
  10. Thread: fuel evap

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    ..………..which is why you need to be so careful...

    ..………..which is why you need to be so careful when welding under a car over an inspection pit!

    GM
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    Hi Arty The Celebration has outboard discs at...

    Hi Arty

    The Celebration has outboard discs at the back so those calipers will be straightforward. At the front, the long bolts securing the calipers through the steering arm may well be seized - I...
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    That looks fantastic - can't wait to see the...

    That looks fantastic - can't wait to see the finished job.

    Are your wheel nuts the short or long shank type? I have seen Celebration wheels with both types used.

    GM
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    I chose a 4.0 AJ16. Simpler to maintain with much...

    I chose a 4.0 AJ16. Simpler to maintain with much easier under bonnet access (I do most work myself) and no significant drop in performance. I had the impression at the time that the V12 was more...
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    IMHO it's a no-brainer. If a manufacturer tells...

    IMHO it's a no-brainer. If a manufacturer tells you to use a particular accessory you use it, and not something else.

    If you want the technical answer why not talk with Petronix?

    If your...
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    The Ventus Prime is a good tyre and will...

    The Ventus Prime is a good tyre and will certainly be on my short list when the time finally comes to change my Pirellis.

    Good luck with the wheels - I look forward to seeing the result!

    GM
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    I admire your determination Arty but there's a...

    I admire your determination Arty but there's a lot of work here. Personally I wouldn't contemplate DIY on these wheels. TWS have done excellent work for me on many occasions, and I can recommend...
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    Excellent result Rocky - gives a feeling of...

    Excellent result Rocky - gives a feeling of satisfaction when it all comes together!

    GM
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    This link may help ...

    This link may help

    https://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk/jaguar-xjs-v179737-v226645-parts/braking-system/handbrake-mechanism/handbrake-cable-and-lever-stop

    GM
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    Hi Rocky I used products from Furniture Clinic...

    Hi Rocky

    I used products from Furniture Clinic for mine - with great results. Link below.

    https://www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/Neatsfoot_Oil

    Good luck.

    GM
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    Hi Rocky The adjustment hole is the larger one...

    Hi Rocky

    The adjustment hole is the larger one in your photo - the smaller one is for a locating screw which, if memory serves, is not required on your model.

    The position of the adjuster is...
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    I tried once to get cover to bring an XJ40 back...

    I tried once to get cover to bring an XJ40 back from Belgium. UK built, RHD, exported from UK to Germany then other EU countries then to Belgium and Belgian registered. No problem getting cover to...
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    Steve I see it didn't sell at auction (guide...

    Steve

    I see it didn't sell at auction (guide £5,000 - £7,000). You may still get the Series 1 in a private deal for a figure within your budget if you are still interested?

    GM
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    1200 - 1300 rpm will give an uncomfortable jolt...

    1200 - 1300 rpm will give an uncomfortable jolt on engaging "D"! I think the book idle is IRO 650. I suspect the carbs need properly setting up.

    I might go up and nose around on Friday for the...
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    If this is the car, it's listed at Barons for...

    If this is the car, it's listed at Barons for this weeks auction.

    http://www.barons-auctions.com/auction_details.php?aid=34&cid=2260
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    Mine seems to have no effect on anything. Just...

    Mine seems to have no effect on anything.

    Just as Rob says to adjust the shoes. If the cable is stretched there is an adjustment at the back of the handbrake lever (remove carpet over inner sill...
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