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Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-12-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By db in uk

The chrome strip along the upper part of the body...

The chrome strip along the upper part of the body was fitted to Daimler and Vanden Plas models. It was long part of the specification identifying Daimler cars and making them distinct from Jaguars...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-09-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By db in uk

Jaguar built two models of the XJ40 named...

Jaguar built two models of the XJ40 named "Majestic", the earlier type was sold only in the USA and came (IIRC) in two versions one red and one black cherry metallic (later). These were very...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
04-16-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By db in uk

Asd far as I know, the hole cut for the side...

Asd far as I know, the hole cut for the side repeater is the difference between the various model years.

IIRC, there are three types.

Early cars to VIN 629285 used a rectangular side repeater...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-30-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By db in uk

Superfically they look similar, but they are...

Superfically they look similar, but they are slightly taller than the post 88MY type and the black metal part where the mirror attaches to the body is formed slightly differently. It is less 'sleek'...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-27-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By db in uk

That looks to be a very early one - 1987...

That looks to be a very early one - 1987 probably, since it has the early door mirrors which were not used long.
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-27-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By db in uk

I thought I should update this thread now that a...

I thought I should update this thread now that a period of time has passed since the problem.

I have had no further trouble with it. The car runs smoothly with the transmission shifting as it...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
10-12-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By db in uk

I don't think the VIN being for the Sovereign...

I don't think the VIN being for the Sovereign model rather than the XJR means the car is any more likely to have been stolen in the past. I think it is more likely that someone has swapped over the...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
10-11-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By db in uk

THE VIN SAJJH means the car left the factory as a...

THE VIN SAJJH means the car left the factory as a Sovereign, not an XJR. Presumably the body kit and interior of an XJR have been fitted to a 4litre Sovereign. If the car was a genuine XJR it would...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
08-30-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By db in uk

Thanks for your help on this, I appreciate it....

Thanks for your help on this, I appreciate it. Hopefully, the loss of drive problem is actually an imaginary one and doesn't come back to haunt me!

The fluid is definitely atf. The engine has wept...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-01-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By db in uk

It is a lovely looking car - I like the colour...

It is a lovely looking car - I like the colour especially. What colour is it? And a Vanden Plas; I always get a twinge of spec-envy with the VDP and Daimler - mine's only the Sovereign! Those chrome...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-21-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By db in uk

The fuel pressure regulator sits on the fuel rail...

The fuel pressure regulator sits on the fuel rail towards the front of the engine. It looks like this:

http://www.welshent.com/images/product/EBC2606.jpg
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-21-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By db in uk

It could be the fuel pressure regulator (or check...

It could be the fuel pressure regulator (or check valve) is allowing the fuel pressure to reduce when the car has not been run for a time.

If you turn the ignition key to on without starting the...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-21-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By db in uk

I'm not surprised you were annoyed by seeing...

I'm not surprised you were annoyed by seeing that. I wouldn't have the courage to try to fix this myself - I would take it to a professional.
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-05-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By db in uk

The forum keeps tripping up and losing everything...

The forum keeps tripping up and losing everything I have written - so, I will have another go. I don't know what it is doing - it just goes white, bit other tabs are fine, so I don't think it is me....
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
12-17-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By db in uk

The chrome and non chrome tail lights are...

The chrome and non chrome tail lights are interchangeable - the basic light unit is the same, with the chromed metal part fitted to it and held there with tabs.

The XJ40 received the extra chrome...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
01-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,834
Posted By db in uk

I think the changeover came at VIN 629286, from a...

I think the changeover came at VIN 629286, from a look at the JDHT site here: Fuel Filter and Return Pipe-3.2/4.0 Litre - Parts For XJ6 (2.9, 3.2, 3.6, 4.0) from (V)500001 to (V)667828 | Jaguar...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By db in uk

If you cannot find the XJ-S version of the rubber...

If you cannot find the XJ-S version of the rubber side mouldings, they are very similar to the ones Jaguar made for the XJ40. These look to be identical, but presumably are longer. They're readily...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
10-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By db in uk

Any V12 engine XJ40 is rare, but the V12 Majestic...

Any V12 engine XJ40 is rare, but the V12 Majestic long wheelbase cars are especially so.

The 1993 and 1994 Majestic was a coachbuilt long wheelbase version of the XJ40, lengthened by 5 inches,...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
10-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By db in uk

Here it is! ...

Here it is!

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xj40-25/1988-my-xj40-vfd-instrument-pack-upgrade-1990-my-analog-gauge-type-59239/
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-03-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By db in uk

I'm wondering if it has burned a valve on number...

I'm wondering if it has burned a valve on number 4 cylinder.
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,030
Posted By db in uk

Thats a very rare version of the XJ40 - the...

Thats a very rare version of the XJ40 - the Sovereign Gold. Only about 200? of them made and a sky high spec.
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,030
Posted By db in uk

The rectangular 'Fishtank' headlights are...

The rectangular 'Fishtank' headlights are interchangeable with the twin round ones on any model year. The fittings are the same and the headlight units just bolt on to the front of the car.
...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
02-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,030
Posted By db in uk

Me too!

Me too!
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
08-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By db in uk

Cool! And I like the plaque they gave you too. ...

Cool! And I like the plaque they gave you too.

We do have similar events in the UK, but I havenít been to one. The nearest thing I have attended was a meet at the Black Sheep brewery in Masham,...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-30-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,112
Posted By db in uk

I fitted an Alpine CHM-S630 CD player to my 1993...

I fitted an Alpine CHM-S630 CD player to my 1993 Sovereign. It works fine.

David.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss344/d-j-b/11march09019.jpg
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