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  • About Grant Francis
    Retired, been with Jags since 1968, do all my own work.
    Adelaide Stralia
    Jaguars, staying alive, fine foods
    Retired, what else is there.
    Vehicle Info
    2001 S Type V6 Black, 2001 S Type 3ltr SE
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    Grant Francis
    Stralia Mate
    '01 S Type 3ltr SE Silver (hers), '09 X Type LE 2.1 V6, Black (mine).

    Some of the departed:
    MK7, when I was 19. S Type 3.4. MK10 3.8. S2 XJ6 (2). S2 Daimler 4.2. S2 XJ12 EFI. Daimler 250. XJ40 3.6. S3 4.2. XJ-S HE. X300 3.2, '01 S Type (the black one).

    Jaguars only since 1968, have I missed something??.


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  • Join Date: 02-27-2010
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  1. Grant Francis
    01-03-2019 03:11 AM - permalink

    Thru the Jag fraternity, NAH, as you are finding.

    ReCar at Modbury, its been 20 years, but they rebuild racks, and did a few for me waaaay back.

    Memory, HAHA, is the top tower seal is identical, if not the same as the XJ Series and XJS etc, and IF you have the old one, the likes of CBC, Gardner Bearings, Ludowici Seals (were at Regency Park), should be able to match it up.

    S A Suspension, Ween Road Pooraka, also rebuild racks etc, and may be able to help. Warren is the contact there.

    Hope that helps a bit.
  2. 01-02-2019 11:32 PM - permalink
    Hello Grant
    I notice you are in Adelaide as I am!
    Any suggestions where I can get a steering rack tower seal from for E type series 3, everywhere I try says they are not available, so what do people do?
  3. Crackerbuzz
    10-23-2018 02:01 PM - permalink
    Thanks mate
  4. Grant Francis
    10-23-2018 02:52 AM - permalink

    That will be fine.

    The V12 is NOT fussy at all.

    20W50 was specified back in the day, when 15W40 was rare.

    Some still prefer 20W50, and I stay out of that discussion.

    Try it, if the engine has good oil pressure, winner.

    The HE's were all happy with a 15W40, and the PreHE is still OK on 20W50 (650000kms).

    Diesel oil is fine, as they always have better detergent packages than other oils. Keeps the inside a tad cleaner.
  5. Crackerbuzz
    10-23-2018 02:16 AM - permalink
    Hey Grant,

    Is this what you use for the HE V12?

  6. Domesticated NOT Declawed
    08-14-2017 09:40 AM - permalink
    Hi Grant; I was just curious who is the brunette in your avatar?
  7. 07-23-2017 07:33 AM - permalink

    I have a XJ6 series 3, the indicator lights aren't working on the dash. I have checked the bulbs which are located in the tacho and speedometer and they are fine. The lights on the outside of the car are working fine. It makes the ticking noise when you flick the lever left and right as it should. Does the relay located next to the fuse box under the dash control this? If anyone has any ideas how to resolve this problem please let me know. Thanks.
  8. Grant Francis
    07-07-2017 05:54 AM - permalink

    Its been a few years, but this is what I know.

    S2, early S3, XJS up to about 1987, are the same booster.

    RHD and LHD are the same.

    6cyl or V12 no difference.

    Master cylinders did change from Imperial to Metric, but the mounting to the booster stayed the same.

    You should have a brake repair specialist somewhere who could put a new diaphragm in it. Might not be easy to find, but they are all over the world. Down here it is PBR, and the last one I have done (loooooong time ago) was $450, so not cheap.
  9. 07-07-2017 05:43 AM - permalink
    Hi Francis !
    i read a post of you for brake boosters . I have a Daimler Sovereign of 1976 (XJ6 series 2) , Automatic 4.2L left hand drive . I am searching for a Brake Booster because mine have a hole and loosing air etc.

    You know if the rear drive and left drive cars have different brake boosters ?
    Also if you know which other models brake boosters are the same with XJ6 S2 .
    Automatic models have different brake boosters that manual models ?

    Thank you in advantage , Renos from Greece
  10. Grant Francis
    07-04-2017 08:11 AM - permalink

    Assuming a manual car, not an auto.

    Is it a FWD, or an AWD.

    The AWD have gearbox and transfer case issues.

    I have NO experience with the X Type, but the Guru's in the X Type Tech section will know,


    You must tell them all the details about the car, engine size, manual/Auto, miles traveled, service history of the fluids etc.

    The more you tell them straight up, the quicker and better the answers will be.

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