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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-24-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,433
Posted By Grant Francis

V12 cooling system maintaining

Seeing many threads about engine temps etc.

So, I wrote this paper on what I have done, and still do, to get this area back to spec as best as possible.

I will ask GGG to "sticky" it for ease...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-22-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By Grant Francis

With Doug 100%. Done a few over the years,...

With Doug 100%.

Done a few over the years, oh boy.

My Red HE had the works, STOCK, except the addition of the rear sway bar (factory kit found/stolen). Gabriel shockers, OE springs (as in the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-22-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By Doug

With everything up to snuff the XJS should be...

With everything up to snuff the XJS should be smooth but stable and very controllable. And rock solid at high speeds. Of the many cars I've owned and improved, the XJS has had the best overall...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-11-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By icsamerica

Do it in the autozone parking lot early. No one...

Do it in the autozone parking lot early. No one will be around and everything you need will be a short walk away.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-10-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By warrjon

I'm with Doug on the screen seal. Mine is leaking...

I'm with Doug on the screen seal. Mine is leaking now and it was only installed new 5 years ago. I had all windows except the front screen leaking after they were professionally installed, I removed...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-09-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Doug

Leaking windshield seal would be my first guess,...

Leaking windshield seal would be my first guess, yes. Doubly so since leaky seals are rather common on these cars

Cheers
DD
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-04-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By Doug

V12 coolant temp sensor info

My 1985 V12 recently developed a cold running problem. Bogging down, coughing, and low power when cold and continuing until the engine was almost fully warmed up.

Checking the Coolant Temp Sensor...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Jagboi64

I second using the 3M wheel. It's specifically...

I second using the 3M wheel. It's specifically designed for this task and works well.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-03-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By sidescrollin

A plastic scraper can work, leaving minimal...

A plastic scraper can work, leaving minimal buffing work. The last time I did one, a heat gun only got the majority off in the big pieces. What didn't come off with a scraper I used 2000 grit on,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-03-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By bladerunner919

I've done it on a different car using a hairdryer...

I've done it on a different car using a hairdryer to warm it up and soften the adhesive, and a plastic scraper (old credit cards work well) to remove it.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-02-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Jagsandmgs

The failing clearcoat probably rules out...

The failing clearcoat probably rules out conventional methods, but pin stripes can be removed with a pinstripe removal tool: 3M 03612 4" x 5/8" Adhesive Eraser Wheel...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
08-11-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By v1rok

For what it is worth, here is mine. No bulge....

For what it is worth, here is mine. No bulge. Does not feel brittle.
. https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-vbulletin/792x782/xjs85_xover_1_50a6bbf9df5275355847f8bedc24603c161a89ff.jpg
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
08-06-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By Daim

This is the cleaning method I'll use in future......

This is the cleaning method I'll use in future...

https://youtu.be/CuwRRnmY0-U
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 671
Posted By Grant Francis

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-vbulletin/640x480/trans_cooler1_7a805b4f592a11396c8d27bdc195c4cb045aacdb.jpg
Nope.

Stock system works just fine down here.

I did remove the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-20-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Daim

Sound svery much like a Marelli ignition problem...

Sound svery much like a Marelli ignition problem due to lack of maintance...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-19-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Grant Francis

As Greg said, but, I left the pipe under the LH...

As Greg said, but, I left the pipe under the LH side of the car, and simply put a rubber plug on the exposed end of the open pipe in the LH wheel arch area.

Then, when the tank was out, as you do...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-19-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Greg in France

Yes, that is exactly what Grant means. I have...

Yes, that is exactly what Grant means. I have done the same on a Mates's US spec car. Chuck the lot, and the air pump and its horrible pipes in the V if you have them, replacing it with a UK/RoW spec...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-20-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By roman_mg

Hi. Or You can use 12V to 5V USB converter (it...

Hi.
Or You can use 12V to 5V USB converter (it seems like this):
GEREE DC-DC Converter Step Down Module 12V to 5V Micro USB Output Buck Power Adapter | RPiOVN Store...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-19-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Doug

They were until 1989-ish. I think it was a...

They were until 1989-ish. I think it was a mid-year change for '89 cars.

Cheers
DD
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-11-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By orangeblossom

Hi The Gearbox Modulator is very easy to...

Hi

The Gearbox Modulator is very easy to find, its just screwed in the side of the Gearbox on the Passenger Side
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-03-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By Greg in France

Rushton Engineering - Our Products...

Rushton Engineering - Our Products (http://www.rushtonengineering.co.uk/our-products/)
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-20-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By orangeblossom

Hi VancouverXJ6 This is where you find the...

Hi VancouverXJ6

This is where you find the Rubber Bung that Greg was talking about.

Pull out this Rubber Blanking Plug and you will see The Fuel Drain Tap.

Put a piece of Tube on the Spout,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
09-19-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,754
Posted By JigJag

5.3L V-12 Firing Order

I'm trying to work out a new routing for my HT ignition leads. Trying something new and I needed a visual aid. I thought I'd post it for others who might find it useful.

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