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05-10-2019, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

I use a small scissor lift/platform like this...

I use a small scissor lift/platform like this when removing the doors, it makes life much easier as the doors are so heavy. I have done it single handed but the chances of casing damage is high, much...
04-27-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

The car was originally resprayed before I bought...

The car was originally resprayed before I bought it and the shade was slightly different to the original MDZ. A few years ago I went through the pain of trying to find the correct colour match and...
04-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Paint spot repair

I did something really stupid a few weeks ago when doing my front chassis welding that resulted in this crack to the paintwork on the front wing just above the bumper.
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04-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Easter 565 mile Road Trip

After this years maintenance, refresh of the rear parking shoes/discs, welding on the front chassis rails and replacing the soft top latch hoses, it was time for a road trip.

Planned at the last...
04-17-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,022
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

I didn't replace my caliper bolts, just put some...

I didn't replace my caliper bolts, just put some new blue loctite on them, Jag specify to use new ones for many different bolts that only need loctite applying.
03-26-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

These guys in Paisley get good reviews, I've used...

These guys in Paisley get good reviews, I've used them a couple of times.

https://www.prestigejaguar.com/
03-20-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Here is a look at the lower arm bushes, these...

Here is a look at the lower arm bushes, these have been on for four years.

There is now no trace of grease, just a hardened dry crusty material, it was very difficult to pound out the first steel...
03-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

My first OEM set looked a bit like that too when...

My first OEM set looked a bit like that too when I took them off, lets hope I'm not back here in two years with another autopsy on the ones I'm putting one. Given the car is now a summer only car and...
03-19-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Here is another picture showing the washers used...

Here is another picture showing the washers used with the upper arm bushes.

The one on the left is the original mild steel zinc coated one from Powerflex, the middle one is the same after two...
03-19-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Polybush postmortem

As I'm getting creaking from my front suspension I decided to remove the poly bushes from the control arms.

I removed the top bushes today, these have been on for two years and where free...
03-18-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

This is what happened to my left and right rears...

This is what happened to my left and right rears at 29psi over the lifetime of the tire, still poor wear pattern. Look at the trend rather than particular values, clearly tread depth can not...
03-17-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Here are a couple of posts that may be of help to...

Here are a couple of posts that may be of help to you.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17/oil-pressure-gauge-adaptor-136393/
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03-16-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Turns out that powerflex poly was not the fit and...

Turns out that powerflex poly was not the fit and forget solution for me, after two years I had to fit a new set to the uppers (supplied free by powerflex) and now two years later I am swapping both...
03-11-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

If you can't face the sight of rust, look away now....

Time for my annual weld fest!

Engine bar on.

https://www.racediagnostics.com/gallery/_data/i/upload/2019/03/05/20190305124454-55d3ec0f-me.jpg

Subframe out.
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03-10-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Worn control arm bushes can cause this.

Worn control arm bushes can cause this.
03-10-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Lots of wing pictures and info here. ...

Lots of wing pictures and info here.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17/front-wing-refurb-147559/

Been busy on my 450SL restoration for the last two years, but have been working...
03-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

With the wing off you will get to these bolts but...

With the wing off you will get to these bolts but I am not sure of there is much play here to adjust?

http://www.racediagnostics.com/home/uploads/images/jag/left_wing/wing%2025.jpg
03-06-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Unless you have access to bodyshop...

Unless you have access to bodyshop facilities/materials then this is a good compromise. Practice on something other than your car until you get the hand of it.
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03-02-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

There are a few pics here. ...

There are a few pics here.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17/engine-earth-strap-95581/
02-27-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Just to prepare you, the lower arm bushes are a...

Just to prepare you, the lower arm bushes are a hell of job to remove. Push out the core with press or C clamp, cut though as much as you can with a hack saw, then hammer in a chisel.
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02-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Not for powerflex bushes.

Not for powerflex bushes.
02-22-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Just to close this one off, the replacement motor...

Just to close this one off, the replacement motor from a Range Rover (Bosch 0130821317) worked out well with the replacement regulator from the US car and has been working perfectly since I completed...
02-07-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

It turns out I had misdiagnosed the issue, I...

It turns out I had misdiagnosed the issue, I thought I had binding cables as the handbrake was difficult to apply, probably caused by water ingress and lack of use. I didn't occur to me that the...
02-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

I was going to do a write up on this job but I...

I was going to do a write up on this job but I found this great "rear wheel bearing pdf" by chilliphilly which also covers the job so wont bother.
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11-29-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

I got some clean ones from a salvage yard to...

I got some clean ones from a salvage yard to replace my rusty ones a few years ago.

https://www.racediagnostics.com/home/uploads/images/latch.jpg
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