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Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 04-25-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By BobRoy
I haven't seen a LS or Thunderbird head but I...

I haven't seen a LS or Thunderbird head but I know the head gaskets are different. If I remember the water passages for the Ford were smaller than the Jaguar head gaskets.
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 03-24-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By BobRoy
It won't hurt to install the Transgo but it is no...

It won't hurt to install the Transgo but it is no guarantee. When you remove the pan look for metal fragments or filings on the magnets. It will give a indication of A drum failure.
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 03-12-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,363
Posted By BobRoy
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17...

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17/transgo-pressure-regulator-upgrade-179012/?highlight=Transgo
I did a thread on the procedure. There is a link to the PDF in the thread.
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 03-11-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By BobRoy
When you get you new valves in you will need to...

When you get you new valves in you will need to adjust your valve clearances. I would put solvent in the valve chamber to see if the solvent seeps or drains into the exhaust or intake ports. If it...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 03-01-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By BobRoy
You are going to pay that much for the cam...

You are going to pay that much for the cam covers?

Need to know the year of your car. Aj26 and AJ27 are different cam covers.
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 03-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By BobRoy
Yes. Follow the procedure in the engine repair...

Yes. Follow the procedure in the engine repair manual.
http://www.jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepairPhotos/Engine%20Repair%20Course%20Code%20168.pdf
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 03-01-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By BobRoy
Showing where it is located in the sump plate. It...

Showing where it is located in the sump plate. It is next to a rubber plug that gives you access to the bolts that attach the flywheel to the torque converter. Also if the crankshaft position sensor...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 03-01-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By BobRoy
I believe he is looking for the crankshaft...

I believe he is looking for the crankshaft position sensor. He looking where the timing tool goes. It is at the back and bottom of the engine. It uses the flywheel to determine the position of the...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,408
Posted By BobRoy
I don't know if you recall the threads I had on...

I don't know if you recall the threads I had on the 2000 XK8 I bought with a frozen motor.
20160524_144441 (1).jpg

This is what I found when the cam cover was removed....
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,408
Posted By BobRoy
Steve, sorry for your troubles. Send me a...

Steve, sorry for your troubles.

Send me a PM. I have a 99 XK8 engine in Vale, NC.
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 02-17-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By BobRoy
This is the most I have. ...

This is the most I have.

http://www.jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepairPhotos/Engine%20Repair%20Course%20Code%20168.pdf

You might try the engine and transmission forum on our site. There are...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 02-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By BobRoy
When the crankshaft locking tool is installed the...

When the crankshaft locking tool is installed the timing is set at 45 ATDC. With the pistons in this position the valves will not come in contact with the pistons if the cams are rotated.

You...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 02-10-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By BobRoy
This link shows my solution for changing the...

This link shows my solution for changing the lines without engine removal.
...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-25-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
It's hard to tell with pictures but it looks like...

It's hard to tell with pictures but it looks like the valves need to be cut and I would have them cut the valve seats also. It looks like a bit too much wear on the valves for just lapping them in to...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-24-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
I would change the octopus hose and all other...

I would change the octopus hose and all other coolant hoses.
Check the transmission cooler line that runs alongside the driver side of the engine. I had an xj8 that it rubbed against something, I...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-23-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
You need to by a special tool to adjust the...

You need to by a special tool to adjust the valves with the cam on. The way I did it was to know the size of the shim on each cam bucket. The when the head is assembled I'd measure the clearances,...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-21-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
Like your storage box for the valve components....

Like your storage box for the valve components. Where are your cam buckets, I put them with the valve they belong to. I also take the bucket shim off and mark its size on top of the box to its...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
Try the purple power degreaser with a garden...

Try the purple power degreaser with a garden hose. Sometimes it might get it clean enough. Once cleaned I use air to dry it then I will put it in a clean garbage bag or whatever to keep it clean...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-16-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
I don't think that will work. Even with a spring...

I don't think that will work. Even with a spring compressor it is difficult to reinstall the retainers. You will have more access to get them in with the spring compressor.

I cleaned my heads...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
The one I have is similar to the one in the link....

The one I have is similar to the one in the link. I won't vouch for the quality of this one but the one I have was around $90.
...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
Do the leaky valves match up with your low...

Do the leaky valves match up with your low compression cylinders?

I don't know what kind socket you used to remove the heads but what I did was to use an 13mm impact socket and I ground the...
Forum: XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 01-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,909
Posted By BobRoy
Do you have the engine repair course code 168 ...

Do you have the engine repair course code 168

Never mind. I already gave you the link
Forum: XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 ) 01-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,772
Posted By BobRoy
When you put the tool into the hole the crank...

When you put the tool into the hole the crank position sensor was in and there is a hole in the flywheel that the tool will fit into. There is only one of these holes in the flywheel that the tool...
Forum: XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 ) 01-09-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,772
Posted By BobRoy
All you need is to have the flywheel locked. That...

All you need is to have the flywheel locked. That will give you 45 ATDC. There are no timing marks anywhere to check this.
You would need several instruments that you would find in an engine shop...
Forum: XJ XJ6 / XJ8 / XJR ( X350 & X358 ) 01-08-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,772
Posted By BobRoy
http://www.jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepairPhotos/E...

http://www.jagrepair.com/images/AutoRepairPhotos/Engine%20Repair%20Course%20Code%20168.pdf

Link didn't work the first time. Motorcarman was kind enough to share it with us.

Look at page 26 of...
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