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Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 06-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By baxtor
l have never actually applied one but l would...

l have never actually applied one but l would guess it might be helpful to insert the key through the badge and into the lock as a guide before adhesive makes contact.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-27-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By baxtor
You could tap the head or as l would prefer...

You could tap the head or as l would prefer myself, the manifolds although l simply used blind rivets inserted from below into manifold holes.
The air pump could be gutted for idler use or you could...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-21-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By baxtor
l have these for my xjrs and xkr and am very...

l have these for my xjrs and xkr and am very happy with them. Soft inner surface, elastic both ends. They have hold down straps attached but l cut these off for purely indoor...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 05-20-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By baxtor
John, You can. l used a short offcut of...

John, You can.
l used a short offcut of suitable size waterpipe split lengthways then sprung over the balljoint to hug the circumference of the shoulder then simply pressed out of the arm into the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-16-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By baxtor
A "B" in 10th position indicates a coupe in the...

A "B" in 10th position indicates a coupe in the case of German or most other non US cars.
The same letter (B) in that position for US, Canada and Korean cars is indeed "1981"
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-15-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,371
Posted By baxtor
l reckon you swung and missed again JJ. 4 cycles...

l reckon you swung and missed again JJ. 4 cycles is correct but we get 2 cycles to each rev so 10 revs gives us 5 bangs not 2.5
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Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-15-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,371
Posted By baxtor
Assuming it is Marelli ignition the presence of a...

Assuming it is Marelli ignition the presence of a spark can be checked before it gets to the rotor(ie. at the coil outputs) The distributor simply distributes the spark to the cylinders and has no...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-09-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By baxtor
I quite like puzzles and mysteries so l'll play. ...

I quite like puzzles and mysteries so l'll play.
If your car is a convertible it might be something to do with that.
As already mentioned a pic would help.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-04-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,045
Posted By baxtor
:icon_deadhorse: I am not talking of injector...

:icon_deadhorse:
I am not talking of injector lines.
There are NO swaged/crimped fuel lines on the XJS (at least up to 1989). They are ALL push on reusable ferrule barb combos.
I have renewed all...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 05-04-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,045
Posted By baxtor
No shop is needed for any of the fuel lines on an...

No shop is needed for any of the fuel lines on an xjs since none of them are crimped/swaged. They are all push fit and with suitable pressure rated fuel hose, ferrules and some time and effort will...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 04-25-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By baxtor
Another possibility is mal-adjusted idle switch,...

Another possibility is mal-adjusted idle switch, if fitted. Fitted from engine # 64245
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 04-23-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By baxtor
l am pretty sure the painted line or lines on...

l am pretty sure the painted line or lines on springs are identification of spring rate and other properties only.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 04-08-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By baxtor
Not sure that is a theory l would subscribe to...

Not sure that is a theory l would subscribe to OB. Plenty of "jaguar experts garages" out there have no clue.
Only suggestion l can make is that anybody that has not ever handled one of those jaguar...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 04-05-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By baxtor
I have used ping pong balls sometimes.

I have used ping pong balls sometimes.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 04-05-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 890
Posted By baxtor
The design changed with the move to O ring...

The design changed with the move to O ring injector hook up.
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 04-04-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,718
Posted By baxtor
My thoughts, I would clean that up just to ensure...

My thoughts, I would clean that up just to ensure there is no raised metal around the "crater". The crater itself won't hurt.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 03-28-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 637
Posted By baxtor
Leaving it as is will lead eventually to no drive...

Leaving it as is will lead eventually to no drive at all for the alternator but because that pulley is captive between the marelli timing fingers and the bolt on pulleys at the front of damper no...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 03-12-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By baxtor
I did my own (marelli V12) several years ago...

I did my own (marelli V12) several years ago using heat cured polyurathane and a suitable jig.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By baxtor
'88 is unlikely to be Electrolux wiper setup,...

'88 is unlikely to be Electrolux wiper setup, (changeover was around '89) in which case a lot of the advice concerning '93 and "94 models will not be relevant.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By baxtor
Definitely time for a brake job. You may need new...

Definitely time for a brake job. You may need new pistons if you find any corrosion on the old ones.
It does appear that one side of the pair is not doing the same work as the other pad. Bite the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-20-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By baxtor
+1 on the rear mount. Thoroughly check all the...

+1 on the rear mount. Thoroughly check all the components to ensure the locating pin and cotton reel are not allowing metal to metal contact.
If possible try to move the g/box up and down listening...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-14-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,923
Posted By baxtor
Pretty much over this thread now. The OP started...

Pretty much over this thread now. The OP started it with the premise that the X100 is unreliable and developed it from there.
There's been brickbats for those that had the gall to dispute that or...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,923
Posted By baxtor
You are obviously searching for disgruntled...

You are obviously searching for disgruntled former owners and their unfavourable opinions/experiences as opposed to satisfied former owners who quite likely as a result of that satisfaction are also...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-09-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,923
Posted By baxtor
Your post reminds me of an Irish joke l heard...

Your post reminds me of an Irish joke l heard years ago.
A traveller who had lost his way approached a local in a rural setting and asked how to get to Dublin only to be told "if l was going to...
Forum: XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 02-08-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,725
Posted By baxtor
There is no way 21.5 volts is correct. I would...

There is no way 21.5 volts is correct. I would expect something around 14 - 15volts max. If your alternator is putting out 21.5 volts something is broken and your battery will be fried in short order.
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