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    Rocky's 1995 XJS 4.0 Liter Convertible

    Thought I'd introduce my car, and myself.

    We are from Southern Arizona (Tucson), USA. Just got my car on a lark (it fell into my lap), and I thought my wife would enjoy cruising around in it.

    Like any 1995 car, it's got lots of minor things that need attention, but overall, it's got a solid body, good interior, brand new top, and is a good runner. I am confident it will make a good car for us.

    Rocky

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    Nice collection Rocky. Welcome to the site.

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    Thank you sir! It's a good one!

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    Alternative Parts (Air Filter Canister Isolators) - US Only?
    (Maybe not for purists?)


    I decided to do a bit of a tune up on the Jag, and noted that the air filter canister isolators (they hold the canister to the fender) had both sheared off.

    I bought a set of:

    P/N 43967 or UP03483 Rubber Vibration Isolators off Ebay
    (Male - Male, 5/16"-18 threads)

    I removed the existing isolators, and with a suitable tap, I rethreaded the two captive nuts. This allowed me to easily mount the two new isolators.

    A few minutes cleaning up the airbox, and replacing the element solved this minor problem.

    Regards -

    Rocky

    PS> I still have an issue with the isolator on the rear of the plenum assembly - it has a 90* bend in it. That one sheared off as well. But I am 200% better than I was before, structurally....

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    Hi Rocky - you remind me that I must do mine soon. The rear one at the intake elbow in your third photo is a different part number but available from SNG Barratt if you want to go "purist"!

    GM

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    Hey Grubster!

    (That is a pleasant, "chumly" greeting! I am greeting you, because you seem to be the only one responding to this topic!)



    I took a look at the rear isolation mount, and it can use the same isolators as the ones up front. There is an "L" shaped (actually a "7" shaped) metal bracket that mounts to the endo of the "standard" isolator.

    I inserted a picture of the finished mount.

    Also swapped out the front shocks - it turns out that really all I needed was the upper bushings, but.....

    Note in the lower picture, I didn't really like how the shock was located on the thinner bushing carriers (that came with the shocks), so I made a spacer from an expanded lock washers that will positively locate the shock rod in the center of the mounting hole.



    Regards -


    Rocky

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    Interested in learning about how the handbrake operates?

    Follow my journey in this thread!

    http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=107651

    See if I am eventually successful!

    Rocky

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    Love your collection!!

    Not jealous at all


    XJS is looking great!! apart from the steering wheel being on the wrong side
    Radiance Red Jaguar S-Type 3.0 SE 2005MY - Remapped to 258hp & 325nm
    "High Luxury pack" Barley Leather (SEL) with Brown Piping (FX) - Full Burr Walnut INC wheel
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    17" Antari' wheels.

    Monte Carlo Blue ​Range Rover P38 2001 MY 4.6 Vogue. - 18" Comets

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    Another question. I have a light beige (cream) interior, and my driver's seat is seeing the ravages of the Arizona summers. I'd like to treat it with a leather preserver.

    Can I use Neatsfoot oil on the seat?

    I guess I am worried it will change the color, or not come out evenly.

    Recommendations? I'll try and get some pictures of my interior and seats in the next couple of days.

    Thanks -

    Rocky

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    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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