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09-16-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By mrplow58

Use your brain

For the past couple of months, I have been having a problem with my engine severely stuttering on wide open acceleration, from a dead stop. It would cause the trans to act strangely, and really had...
08-23-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By mrplow58

I think dedication is an understatement. It is...

I think dedication is an understatement. It is some kind of manic psychosis, that keeps us with these cars. I've left women who have treated me better, and cost me much...
08-23-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,321
Posted By mrplow58

The lift point on the engine is at the very...

The lift point on the engine is at the very front. It is those 2 cast lift points the factory was kind enough to give us.

I was able to complete the job using an impact for the bolts through...
08-16-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,300
Posted By mrplow58

The years you are looking at are the best years...

The years you are looking at are the best years for the XK8. Just be aware that these cars are exotics, and parts and labor prices are on the high side. Obscenely high on certain parts.

When...
08-14-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By mrplow58

I have installed a Hayden #1678 trans cooler on...

I have installed a Hayden #1678 trans cooler on my car, because the factory cooler allowed radiator coolant to mix with my trans fluid, thus ruining my trans.

The cooler I picked is a Plate and...
08-14-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,214
Posted By mrplow58

I would locate the relay, and trace the wires...

I would locate the relay, and trace the wires from there. The fact that the fuse is blowing when the engine is up to temp suggests that the relay is doing it's job, as in getting the temp signal,...
08-02-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By mrplow58

For the ZF 5HP24, Castrol Transmax Import...

For the ZF 5HP24, Castrol Transmax Import Multivehicle, also states it is LT71141 compatible, for BMW, which used the same trans. It sells for $20 for 5 liters at Autozone. I have done a few...
07-18-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By mrplow58

You do need a second(Primary) car, and a garage...

You do need a second(Primary) car, and a garage to park your XK8. They do allow unlimited mileage though. I use my XK8 almost exclusively, during the spring, summer and fall, when the weather is...
06-30-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By mrplow58

I don't know if this will fix your problem, but...

I don't know if this will fix your problem, but to reset the control units to their default settings, you must perform a hard reset. Essentially a hard reset is removing the battery cables from the...
06-30-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By mrplow58

If you are not getting any kind of message, it...

If you are not getting any kind of message, it may be that the traction control button has just expired. You can try to get it back working by repeatedly pushing it on and off, to maybe clean up the...
06-27-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By mrplow58

I am able to work on my trans pan, but that is as...

I am able to work on my trans pan, but that is as far as it goes. I can do a trans service, work around the rear end, change the oil, and do about anything else, except remove the trans or exhaust. ...
06-14-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By mrplow58

After 2 bad engines, she is finally done. The...

After 2 bad engines, she is finally done. The yard finally gave me back my money, and I drove a couple of hours to pick up an engine I found that was $300 cheaper and came with all the...
06-07-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By mrplow58

I think they may all be made by the same company....

I think they may all be made by the same company. I have had my Chinese mid rise lift for over 10 years, and the only thing I have had to replace is the bowden cable for the safety catch.

I...
06-05-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By mrplow58

Very nice work!!!!.......Mike

Very nice work!!!!.......Mike
04-23-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,324
Posted By mrplow58

It is in the right side of the engine...

It is in the right side of the engine compartment, just above the engine, and below the cowl.........Mike
04-22-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By mrplow58

DON'T USE DIESEL SPEC ENGINE OIL!!!! The...

DON'T USE DIESEL SPEC ENGINE OIL!!!! The additives put in diesel spec oil will harm your catalytic converters. That is why there are 2 types of oil. Do not use racing oil either. The heavy use of...
04-19-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By mrplow58

I used the luggage rack, that I had on my XKE,...

I used the luggage rack, that I had on my XKE, when I sold it......Kinda vintage......Mike
03-30-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrplow58

I did the exact same thing to mine.....It was...

I did the exact same thing to mine.....It was rather naked back there......be cool.....Mike
03-23-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By mrplow58

I don't know WHAT happened.....

I had that slight ticking in the right side of my engine. I changed the oil(It wasn't even that dirty), and put a few hundred miles on her, and now everything is cool.......I am in love again....I...
03-02-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,570
Posted By mrplow58

You will probably need to "T" off of the dome...

You will probably need to "T" off of the dome light console, and run the wires down the A pillars, to the place where the speaker wiring enters the door. Shouldn't take but a few hours, if you are...
02-27-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By mrplow58

Life is good again. I put the smaller rotors and...

Life is good again. I put the smaller rotors and caliper brackets on, and things fit perfectly. Thanks to everyone that helped. I didn't go the drilled and slotted route, because of how much of a...
02-17-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By mrplow58

Looks Great!!!!......Welcome!

Looks Great!!!!......Welcome!
02-16-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,695
Posted By mrplow58

I use the Lucas trans conditioner, and it seems...

I use the Lucas trans conditioner, and it seems to make the shifts a little crisper. I have always used it in all my cars, and haven't had any trouble yet. As expensive as a trans is to replace, I...
02-14-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By mrplow58

Have you checked the trans fluid level? When was...

Have you checked the trans fluid level? When was the last time it was changed? Sounds like a trans issue to me.....Good Luck.....Mike
02-03-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By mrplow58

Grundy insured my 99 XK8, so long as I was using...

Grundy insured my 99 XK8, so long as I was using my 07 X Type as my daily driver. I imagine that if my 2nd car was a Ferrari, there may be some kind of further discussion. I hear Grundy is now...
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