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  • About orangeblossom
    Work in the Media or Meejar as we call it.
    Music-Photography-Driving my XJS-Watching Plastic Surgery Transformation Videos!
    Lyricist and Arranger in The Music Industry
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    xjs convertible 1990
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    1995 4.0L Celebration Convertible In Morroco Red with AJ16 engine

    'Those who follow the crowd are never followed by the crowd'


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  • Join Date: 02-05-2013
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  1. orangeblossom
    09-04-2018 01:18 AM - permalink
    Hi Duke

    I am probably not the best person to ask, as I prefer the Mechanical Fan as was fitted to the Car when manufactured

    So best to ask that question to someone who has since changed to Electric and then you can weigh up the pros and cons before you make that decision
  2. 09-04-2018 12:48 AM - permalink
    Hi OB,
    Quick question... the XJS 88 I am buying (4 weeks to go) has the yellow fan.
    This is on trade me in NZ...
    I was looking at E-fans Ford version lots have used and I can get a set for $112 NZ - $74 USd

    I can get this for $255.NZD - . $168 USD

    What do you recommend?
    Wait until I have the car.... then get the E-fans?
    Buy the standard replacement - quick fix?
  3. orangeblossom
    08-17-2017 11:39 AM - permalink
    Hi Jay

    No Problem Happy to help, what part are you stuck on?
  4. JayJagJay
    08-17-2017 11:14 AM - permalink
    Hello OB... "The WOZ" sent me!

    WOZ has taken on the bulk of guiding me thru restoring an XJS I cam across in NYC. I am very thankful///

    I'm wondering if you have a few minutes to walk me thru an issue I'm having bleeding brakes, on a 1990 XJS? I call her "CherryPie"... I read the restoration writings you offered on your XJS,,,, and I think you had gotten involved in MY post a little while back,,, when I was trying to decided whether I aughta take CherryPie on,,, about 2 or so months ago? Anywho,,,

    I've read two of your AMAZING and very detailed posts on the subject of bleeding brakes and low pressure lines to actuator - but I just wanted to get your take on what Im looking at and hopefully some direction.

    We can do this here OR my personal email is [email protected]?

    Hope to hear from ya!
  5. orangeblossom
    07-22-2016 10:55 AM - permalink
    Hi Mikeyxjs

    That sounds good news but if you're going to take the Valve block apart, you need to be really careful as just the weight of one of those valve is enough to break the wiring.

    Also get an ultrasonic cleaner, its really the only way to do the job.

    Good luck

  6. 07-22-2016 07:33 AM - permalink
    Many thanks very encouraging I've also had some great tips from another forum member by email and I am going to attempt it soon we only use the car on Sunny Summer days so it's not had much use lately and commitment wise I might have to leave it a while but I am determined to do it I've had it since 1990 so I must like it!
  7. 07-19-2016 07:22 AM - permalink
    Hello orangeblossom, I'm very new to forums but just wondered if you did indeed fix your XJS ABS solenoid breaking problem I've read so many items about this breaking problem and it seems I have it
  8. 08-03-2015 06:32 AM - permalink

    Good afternoon! I hope you've had a good weekend.

    Hypothetically (or maybe not....!) what would it take for you to feel confident about your braking systems again?

  9. 05-06-2015 06:30 AM - permalink

    I still think you're better putting the Jaguar 16" lattice on because of tyre availability. They look exactly they same. However, if you do want to keep it original, this might be ideal:


    Good luck

  10. chriskindbooks
    11-08-2014 09:32 PM - permalink
    Hi Al Thanks for the info in the Pirellis, I will try a set this spring. I am in central british Columbia in a small town called Clinton. Where are you family relatives located? Yes, it gets bloody cold here and my old injuries from riding bucking horses and crashing planes plague me when it's cold. I must send you my other book, you will enjoy it. Its called She's downhill and in the shade and went bestseller in Canada. Cheers mate

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