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06-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Your cable has rusted up and the extra load on...

Your cable has rusted up and the extra load on the ferrule at the opening lever end means it has probably pulled through. It's done this because some idiot at Jaguar on the production process...
06-03-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Grant, you are absolutely correct ! I do...

Grant, you are absolutely correct ! I do remember taking mine out and cleaning it before reassembly of the timing gear. I have to say I'm not sure if it does have any real benefit, although the...
06-02-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Car looks as if its done a huge mileage judged by...

Car looks as if its done a huge mileage judged by the corrosion on the tower and the nuts securing the spring unit, so if it were me, I'd take off the spring unit for inspection.
05-19-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The photo shows a fuel-injected XK 4.2 engine. ...

The photo shows a fuel-injected XK 4.2 engine. The large horizontal "cylinder" is the inlet manifold with the rather large inlet from the Mass Airflow Meter very prominent. A 90 degree casting here...
05-17-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The inlet valves on Series 3s were the same as...

The inlet valves on Series 3s were the same as used in the D-type racers, - large ! The valve included angle was changed to make them fit. The downside is that they get a bit close to the pistons...
05-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

If it is informative, I can say that every year...

If it is informative, I can say that every year for about 7 years I have gone on holiday to Germany and end up doing about 2500-3000 miles drive-way to drive-way. 1700 miles is not a lot really, it's...
05-07-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Apart from Lucas electrical items, where there...

Apart from Lucas electrical items, where there may well be some BA (British Association), threads or even metric, the nuts and bolts will be UNF (United National Fine) or UNC (United National...
05-01-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Did the early XFs have a speed limiter option ?...

Did the early XFs have a speed limiter option ? On my 2017 XE, I can set the maximum speed for the car.
04-23-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The ECU in the Series 3 XJs is an analogue...

The ECU in the Series 3 XJs is an analogue electronic device that controls the fuel injection.It has no computing circuits, memories, or programs. Ignition is by the usual distributor and coil except...
04-21-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

My iCarsoft unit does read all the...

My iCarsoft unit does read all the Jaguar-specific codes. Its an i930 and I have used it to find out which wheel sensor was duff.
04-21-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Not only the above, but the lighting switch on...

Not only the above, but the lighting switch on the steering binnacle is a known failure point. This switch is not hugely expensive and takes about 10-15 minutes to swap-out.
04-21-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Well, for a start, you'll have to remove each...

Well, for a start, you'll have to remove each strut and assess how each stud is fixed to the spring unit. I suspect they will be welded, in which case you've got quite a bit of work to do removing...
04-17-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Ha Ha !! However not unfamiliar as I have a full...

Ha Ha !! However not unfamiliar as I have a full set of Falkens on my 2009 MG TF, and these are the MG Motor recommendation. The Falkens transformed the TF from a nervous "leap into the ditch...
04-03-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Is it the original compressor ? What year and...

Is it the original compressor ? What year and miles ? Early compressors started to fail quite early on and some didn't even make it within the warranty period. On my own 2003 X350 the compressor...
Forum: XE ( X760 )
04-02-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,580
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

I'm driving an XE coming up to 2 years old....

I'm driving an XE coming up to 2 years old. Whilst it is basically true what AJ16er says, the plain fact is I just got fed up with constant suspension bushes replacement on my 2007 XJ6. Their...
03-31-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Like most of the old-type heaters, they used...

Like most of the old-type heaters, they used valves to control the amount of hot coolant flowing through the matrix and hence control heater output. On my 1977 MG Midget, the heater valve as per...
Forum: XE ( X760 )
03-30-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

I just went out to look at what my pressures...

I just went out to look at what my pressures should be on my XE. For a normal load, it's 37 psi front and rear, but for a full load its as per your car. Can this be an attempt to stop rim damage...
Forum: XE ( X760 )
03-27-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The spec for my XE Portfolio registered in May...

The spec for my XE Portfolio registered in May 2017 lists "Comfort suspension" and the ride on 19" is as good as my old XJ I traded in for it. I think to get a more comfortable ride, you have to...
03-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Also it could be a sticking caliper piston. On...

Also it could be a sticking caliper piston. On longer trips this heats up the fluid that eventually boils, then when you need the brake, the pedal goes to the floor. I had this on a rear caliper,...
03-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,983
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The Jaguar side of the business were rather slow...

The Jaguar side of the business were rather slow in getting into the SUV market, one assumes because the Land Rover side of the business had that covered. However lack of an SUV to sell at the...
03-08-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Apart from the core itself, my Jaguar dealer also...

Apart from the core itself, my Jaguar dealer also used a kit of parts that linked to the core. I believe these are the essential parts that make sure the joints don't leak after reassembly. As I...
03-05-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

I would think your main cost is going to be the...

I would think your main cost is going to be the machining of the block to allow a lipped liner to be inserted. This will involve a full strip-down to a bare block.
Here's a set on eBay: -
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Forum: XE ( X760 )
02-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,517
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

There has to be something wrong with dmtnps5591's...

There has to be something wrong with dmtnps5591's XE as mine tracks straight and true and I can even take my hands off the wheel and it still is true, there is no bias whatsoever. It sounds like...
02-19-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

When I had a Series 3, (14 year ownership !!), I...

When I had a Series 3, (14 year ownership !!), I found the parts catalogue as useful as the workshop manual, if not more so in certain situations.
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02-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Not totally right. The models with the word...

Not totally right. The models with the word "Sport" on their designation had "Sport" air springs. I know because I replaced mine with Comfort ones. The air chamber in the air spring is smaller on...
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