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Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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Posted By pdupler

I did the secondaries within a few days after I...

I did the secondaries within a few days after I bought my xj8 about 8 years ago and just recently did the primaries after the engine started to leak oil from basically everywhere. The secondaries...
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06-12-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By pdupler

Uh oh, now you've triggered my soap box. I've...

Uh oh, now you've triggered my soap box. I've been so disappointed with work lights. I've bought several different modern LED, florescent and even halogen work lights and none hold a candle to a...
06-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By pdupler

What's happening with automatic transmissions...

What's happening with automatic transmissions being towed is that without the engine turning, the hydraulic pump is not circulating the fluid through the transmission oil cooler and bearings. The...
06-09-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By pdupler

Indeed, I've gotten to where I don't ever go...

Indeed, I've gotten to where I don't ever go shopping anymore. Its amazing there's millions of square feet of retail space all around me and nobody ever carries the product that I want, especially...
06-08-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By pdupler

I wouldn't get anything rated under 2 or 3 amps....

I wouldn't get anything rated under 2 or 3 amps. I learned the hard way that if something goes wrong with the electrical system that causes a drain, like a solenoid that stays powered up or...
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06-06-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,240
Posted By pdupler

I'm glad there is at least ONE engineer who...

I'm glad there is at least ONE engineer who actually does car repairs on his own. Just about every repair I have ever had to tackle I wind up cursing the engineer who designed it. Not because it...
06-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By pdupler

You may have something. My hobby is old cars...

You may have something. My hobby is old cars (R12) and I've rarely had to charge my modern daily drivers. I had bought a case of R134 more than ten years ago and used my last can last summer so I...
06-01-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By pdupler

Well known design flaw. And once you bend the...

Well known design flaw. And once you bend the little tabs, they're weakened and it won't be long before you start getting random "dumb key not found" errors. At least temporary cure is to make a...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-31-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,024
Posted By pdupler

Also, make sure that you are yourself familiar...

Also, make sure that you are yourself familiar with the proper tie downs for your particular car. About ten years ago I had to call for a flatbed for my 69 Corvette (also the fuel pump, I don't know...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-30-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,024
Posted By pdupler

I don't know about Europe, but I do have AAA. ...

I don't know about Europe, but I do have AAA. About 20 years ago, I was headed from Fort Worth to Las Vegas for a Toyota Supra owners event. Car was heavily modified including a brand new high...
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05-20-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,905
Posted By pdupler

I have always thought that the most important...

I have always thought that the most important thing humans should pursue is the technology for space travel. Always a chance that something happens to render this world uninhabitable, but even so,...
05-08-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By pdupler

I hope that doesn't mean that at least two are...

I hope that doesn't mean that at least two are buried out in Moab somewhere. :eek:
05-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By pdupler

My father was an aircraft mechanic, retiring...

My father was an aircraft mechanic, retiring about 25 years ago. I remember from when I was a kid when he worked for Braniff, him worrying about a plane that he'd worked on and not being able to...
05-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,692
Posted By pdupler

Can't compare those models directly but I bought...

Can't compare those models directly but I bought my used X308 after having a spinal surgery and needed an inexpensive used luxury sedan with a soft ride while I healed up. It rides better than the...
05-07-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By pdupler

If I know that I've misplaced a tool or...

If I know that I've misplaced a tool or something, I try my best to find it and retrieve it, worried like the OP that it might work its way into a spot where it could interfere with the operation of...
05-06-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By pdupler

I didn't have time to spend all day so I breezed...

I didn't have time to spend all day so I breezed through in about an hour and a half. But speaking of cars you never see (at least not in the U.S.), did anyone happen to spot this Russian GAZ 21...
05-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By pdupler

While we were just discussing in another thread...

While we were just discussing in another thread the tendency of repair shops to overcharge and do unnecessary work, I think its unfair to generalize in this case. Shit happens and the home mechanic...
Forum: XE ( X760 )
05-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By pdupler

Your post reminded me of this story.... ...

Your post reminded me of this story....

https://jalopnik.com/guy-decides-to-test-teslas-autopilot-emergency-braking-1833386314
04-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By pdupler

Sorry, but never mind the XJs, the star of the...

Sorry, but never mind the XJs, the star of the show was this, a 1935 SS90:
...
04-25-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By pdupler

Nice work. You getting it all ready for the...

Nice work. You getting it all ready for the concours this Saturday?

Concours Information ? JAGUAR OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH TEXAS (http://joant.club/concours-delegance)
04-24-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By pdupler

I always spill something during the course of a...

I always spill something during the course of a project even if its just knocking over a jug. I had just spent an afternoon cleaning the shop floor once and then went to a cruise night that evening....
04-19-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By pdupler

Glad to hear so many interested in saving it. ...

Glad to hear so many interested in saving it. Don't know about the idea of giving it to a 16yo tho. Maybe if you make him hammer out the dents and fix it all by himself. That's how I got my first...
Forum: XF (X260)
04-14-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By pdupler

Probably something much cheaper in a totally...

Probably something much cheaper in a totally different market segment. I doubt its anything to do with the car itself, but rather just a function of poor financial planning. Notice that seven of...
04-10-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By pdupler

Don't twist it off, it's just push-pull, but you...

Don't twist it off, it's just push-pull, but you have to "release" the retainer. There is a special tool just for spreading the retainer clip, but you don't really need it. Notice there is a round...
04-01-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By pdupler

I noted the same thing, more squeaks and rattles...

I noted the same thing, more squeaks and rattles at 27K miles than the old xj8 had at 100K. But on the other hand, the XF is much more stiffly sprung with much lower profile tires. That probably...
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