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06-12-2019, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Count Iblis

I like your positive attitude towards the new...

I like your positive attitude towards the new style 'Callum' Jags although I don't share it. To me, true style comes from within, while trends and fashion come from without. Callum Jags to me are...
06-12-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Count Iblis

The car will be fine. I worked for Jaguar on the...

The car will be fine. I worked for Jaguar on the development of these vehicles and we would spec the fuel system for Brazil and their use of E22.

I never understood why some people here get...
03-21-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,459
Posted By Count Iblis

Its not because you're Italian. It the same...

Its not because you're Italian. It the same battle a lot of us have, the battle between the non-conformists who are individuals vs those with no vision and who conform. I think certain countries Ive...
03-20-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,459
Posted By Count Iblis

Yes, it applies to the coupes. Not sure I would...

Yes, it applies to the coupes.
Not sure I would even bother trying to make a convertible handle.
03-20-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,459
Posted By Count Iblis

David, Deuce obviously has the funds and more...

David, Deuce obviously has the funds and more importantly the passion and drive.

The X100 fundamentally isn't a bad place to start from as a sportier car:

The bodys torsional rigidity is 16,000...
03-20-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,459
Posted By Count Iblis

Deuce, very nice! Can these be adapted to...

Deuce, very nice!

Can these be adapted to fit the X308?
I know the rears are physically compatible but the lower end of the front dampers - well the XKR has a different damper seat to the X308.
...
01-30-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,464
Posted By Count Iblis

I covered my dyno testing experience here ...

I covered my dyno testing experience here

"Here you can see Pre cat and post cat. At 1350 kg/hr the Cat of the AJ33 SC account for about 200 mbars, while the ceramic monolith of the stock car...
01-30-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,313
Posted By Count Iblis

Hi , Id be interested in this, if it mounted...

Hi , Id be interested in this, if it mounted seamlessly to the duct going into the Supercharger etc. into my X308 XJR
Esepecially at the price you quote

I'm NOT interested in any duct work for a...
01-17-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By Count Iblis

For reference my US spec XJR comes out at 406.4mm...

For reference my US spec XJR comes out at 406.4mm front (top of arch to....)
394.97mm rear - arch top to growler bottom - so minus the growler radius to match others
10-31-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,313
Posted By Count Iblis

On the AJ40 4.2 in the X150- the biggest reason...

On the AJ40 4.2 in the X150- the biggest reason for the power boost is the twin airbox resulting in much lower intake restriction. I outlined some of this work on my XJR-500 thread near the end. The...
10-19-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Count Iblis

The "15HU" diff in the X300 can be made to fit...

The "15HU" diff in the X300 can be made to fit into an X308. It can also be rebuilt with Dana44 internals. Its inherently stronger- with an 8.5 inch crownwheel compared to the 14HUs 8 inch.
With...
10-11-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,346
Posted By Count Iblis

Ive just diagnosed issues and noises on my rear...

Ive just diagnosed issues and noises on my rear end. A definite wheel bearing noise is rearing its head from the rear left wheel, and then I started to get a light clicking/purring noise on the over...
10-10-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Count Iblis

I wouldn't endorse this. The 12,000 miles mean...

I wouldn't endorse this. The 12,000 miles mean very little. This ranks almost as silly as the guy who hacked off his counter weights on his crankshaft to reduce rotational inertia on a Porsche 944-...
10-09-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,313
Posted By Count Iblis

Apparently Maxbore is no longer doing Jaguar...

Apparently Maxbore is no longer doing Jaguar T-body rebores :-(
09-29-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 346,212
Posted By Count Iblis

I had a rear end go on me- on my XJR. It was the...

I had a rear end go on me- on my XJR. It was the stock 14 HU unit. It sounded initially like a helicopter. Typically noises from the diff are howling/whining/high pitched.
The wheel bearing noise is...
09-18-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 346,212
Posted By Count Iblis

Thanks. It shifts faster. The difference is...

Thanks.

It shifts faster. The difference is most notable at part load. At full load it still definitely shifts faster but the difference is less marked compared to the original brown tops.

The...
09-17-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 346,212
Posted By Count Iblis

Fitted the "AMG" blue top shift solenoids into my...

Fitted the "AMG" blue top shift solenoids into my W5A580 transmission over the weekend


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09-17-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 346,212
Posted By Count Iblis

New machined aluminium coil pack covers fitted. ...

New machined aluminium coil pack covers fitted.


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08-30-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Count Iblis

The ride is firmer than the X308 XJR (spring...

The ride is firmer than the X308 XJR (spring rates are 20% stiffer), steering rack isn't as quick, car isn't as refined, car is slightly more front heavy so doesn't handle as well. Performance is...
08-21-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 213,656
Posted By Count Iblis

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X308 along side my latest acquisition!
08-02-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Count Iblis

Talking XJR wasn't meant for rock crawling

XJR wasn't meant for rock crawling
07-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Count Iblis

Sorry I missed this question- its NOT the cam...

Sorry I missed this question- its NOT the cam design- its the vvt changing the phasing that gives a HUGE low speed torque benefit and often a power benefit also.

Specifically its the intake valve...
07-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,459
Posted By Count Iblis

There is no reason whatsoever to run the engine...

There is no reason whatsoever to run the engine without bypass at part load on acceleration or deceleration. All you're doing is adding parasitic loss for zero benefit. If you want more power- put...
07-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Count Iblis

Appologies for resurfacing this old thread but...

Appologies for resurfacing this old thread but I've been getting a few IMs about fitting 15Hus onto X100s and X308s recently. I want to make sure the correct information is out there. The above post...
07-06-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 346,212
Posted By Count Iblis

Another thing I dislike about the x308 is the...

Another thing I dislike about the x308 is the very plain looking dash clock. With my dash vent plastic cracked such that the wood veneer kept dislodging itself I got hold of new vents. The new ones...
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