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Today, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Special indeed, and...

Welcome to the Forums.

Special indeed, and clever wife as well.

Good luck.
Today, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Grant Francis

Jim, In case you missed it. ...

Jim,

In case you missed it.

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Today, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Grant Francis

Jim. HS carbs, good. Get a hammer, NOT...

Jim.

HS carbs, good.

Get a hammer, NOT a BFH, just a little one, and "tap" the top the carb, where those 2 hoses are. Thats where the needle and seat are located, and "maybe" its just got a...
Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Those 3 Jags would be...

Welcome to the Forums.

Those 3 Jags would be a sweet sight in Kalgoorlie.

Well done.
Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Gotta have a toy or...

Welcome to the Forums.

Gotta have a toy or 2.

Well done.
06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Looks good from own...

Welcome to the Forums.

Looks good from own here.

My sofa was in the shed WITH the Jags, 8 at the time.

Good luck.
06-16-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums.

Welcome to the Forums.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-16-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Grant Francis

Same here, but my helper is ME, and beer. ...

Same here, but my helper is ME, and beer.

Soooooo, I made some short "dummy" shafts for the eye of the wishbone, and as the real shaft is tapped thru the first section, that "dummy" falls out and...
06-16-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,021
Posted By Grant Francis

I will book for 6 at about 12ish.

I will book for 6 at about 12ish.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-16-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Grant Francis

OK, you up there, and have emission junk e never...

OK, you up there, and have emission junk e never got, whoopee.

Cold idle should be in the area of 1000rpm+, with a working AAV. Too slow and things can get odd.

The other hunting critter is the...
06-16-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Grant Francis

Damn, I would suggest a fully charged mobile...

Damn, I would suggest a fully charged mobile phone, road side membership card, as well as Steve's suggestion.

Most of the others should have been attended to by now in the ownership, right??
...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-15-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Grant Francis

Any of the Jaguar Parts suppliers that support...

Any of the Jaguar Parts suppliers that support this site.

They are a Genuine OE part, never found them aftermarket.
06-15-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums.

Welcome to the Forums.
06-15-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,215
Posted By Grant Francis

Forgot, it happens. DO NOT lock up that fan...

Forgot, it happens.

DO NOT lock up that fan clutch. It will have the fan rotating at speeds it was never designed for, and blade seperation WILL occur.

If the hydraulic hub is dodgy, or the age...
06-15-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,215
Posted By Grant Francis

Removing the stats will NEVER cool a V12. That...

Removing the stats will NEVER cool a V12. That by-pass port on each side is now wide open, so 40%++ of the coolant will NEVER see the radiator. It will circulate constantly via the water pump...
06-14-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Not familiar with...

Welcome to the Forums.

Not familiar with that engine at all. My "late" stuff gets a dose of Injector Cleaner 3 times a year, maybe the answer, no issues on any of them to date.

The members in...
06-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Grant Francis

Well done Clarke. BBQ, fridge, BEER, deck...

Well done Clarke.

BBQ, fridge, BEER, deck chairs and a bed, sounds like honeymoon scenario to me.

Have fun Big Fella.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-10-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Grant Francis

Vented on the front, standard. Vented on the...

Vented on the front, standard.

Vented on the rear, NAH, too much work involved. Caliper spacer, reshaped bridge pipe, and then exhaust clearance issue for that bleed nipple that is just ":kissing"...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-09-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Grant Francis

Agreed. 1989 is way past the Dana rotor...

Agreed.

1989 is way past the Dana rotor oddity, and anyway, now the rotors are multi fit, down here at least.

Never used Genuine, so in the dark there.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-09-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Grant Francis

Never measured it. Read pages and pages...

Never measured it.

Read pages and pages about this and basically put it out of my work plan.

The distance from the mounting flange TO the by-pass port hole is 41mm, and that needs to shut...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Grant Francis

Doug has nailed it. Down here, we run the...

Doug has nailed it.

Down here, we run the 82c Stats, and the Auxillary fan switch in ALL I have been in touch with is 85C, and measures Bottom hose temp, which is way more stable than top hose...
06-07-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums. Lots of info in the S...

Welcome to the Forums.

Lots of info in the S type section, and never panic with a Jag, they are simple really.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-07-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Grant Francis

Alex, The water pump belt on my X Type is a...

Alex,

The water pump belt on my X Type is a 3PK, so thinner again, and a water pump drags about the same as the alternator.

The service book states 120000kms or 10 years, whichever comes first....
06-06-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums.

Welcome to the Forums.
06-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Grant Francis

Welcome to the Forums.

Welcome to the Forums.
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