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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Doug

When I had the TH400 overhauled on my XJS V12...

When I had the TH400 overhauled on my XJS V12 many years ago the guy had the transmission out of the car in maybe 90 minutes. This was at a Chevy dealer and the mechanic had never worked on a Jaguar...
06-14-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Doug

[/b] Depends on market. Some had cat...

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Depends on market. Some had cat converters and O2 sensors; some didn't.


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Another market variation. The engine should (at least) run smoothly and rev freely at either...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-10-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By Doug

Excellent observation. Incompetent and lazy....

Excellent observation.

Incompetent and lazy. Lazy physically and mentally.

I don't summarily reject all new technologies but sometimes you just gotta wonder what we're getting ourselves into. I...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Doug

IMO, yes. I'd be happy with that Cheers DD

IMO, yes. I'd be happy with that

Cheers
DD
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-09-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Doug

I've always used the non-dampened brake discs. No...

I've always used the non-dampened brake discs. No problems at all

Cheers
DD
06-09-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Doug

In one of the sticky threads at the top of this...

In one of the sticky threads at the top of this section is a buyers guide that might help

Any 30-35 year old Jag is gonna need work....especially in that price range. It's a rare one that doesn't...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-07-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Doug

The first thing to remember is that the gauges on...

The first thing to remember is that the gauges on these cars are known to be flakey. Many use a hand-held infra red thermometer at the thermostat area (and other spots as well) to get a rough idea of...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-07-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Doug

Just tossing out an idea.... Do a little...

Just tossing out an idea....

Do a little experimenting with the idle mixture adjustment. Maybe one click in both directions? See if anything changes. I'm thinking the mixture might be just on the...
06-06-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By Doug

Nope, no need to prime it Cheers DD

Nope, no need to prime it

Cheers
DD
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Doug

Yours is not a particularly unusual story. These...

Yours is not a particularly unusual story. These engines will run 'fairly well' even with some rather glaring faults.

I am 100% sure that many of these old V12s are not running up to par and the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-05-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Doug

The BW12 pan gasket is almost square. The TH400...

The BW12 pan gasket is almost square. The TH400 is very irregular.

As far as I know the XJS used the BW12 until May 1977 or thereabouts
...
Forum: Off Topic
06-04-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By Doug

Yeah, it's one thing getting held up by slowpokes...

Yeah, it's one thing getting held up by slowpokes when there's clear road ahead. Very aggravating. But, yeah, sometimes there just isn't any place for the slower driver to go. Or anyone else, for...
Forum: Off Topic
06-02-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,342
Posted By Doug

Or don't want to admit that they f**ked-up. ...

Or don't want to admit that they f**ked-up.

Sometimes, I'm sad to say, this comes from management. Never, never admit a mistake. If you do that, we'll end up 'eating' the repair.

Bad business...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Doug

Yeah, I agree, solenoid. I'd have a local...

Yeah, I agree, solenoid.

I'd have a local rebuilder go through the starter rather than buy a replacement, personally.

Removal is a PITA, yes.

Keep careful track of how/where the exhaust heat...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By Doug

Not sure. Many, many thousands, no doubt....

Not sure. Many, many thousands, no doubt. Replacing the fuel cell.....if that's what has failed....is an engine-out job.



Cheers
DD
Forum: Off Topic
06-02-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 62,662
Posted By Doug

It's another of those dumb memes that I ranted...

It's another of those dumb memes that I ranted about earlier....in this thread or perhaps another, I forget

I can't help but notice...in my experience at least......how often conservatives rely on...
Forum: Off Topic
06-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 62,662
Posted By Doug

That's a verrrry broad statement. When you paint...

That's a verrrry broad statement. When you paint with a wide brush you always end up splattering on yourself!

Anyhow.....

I'm well aware that there are blacks (and whites....and browns and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By Doug

I have one in my care (not in my ownership) and...

I have one in my care (not in my ownership) and it's very exciting to drive, IMO. Um, that is, until it quit running ! I really must do something about that but will most likely pawn it off to...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By Doug

+1 I think you've pegged it. A lot of...

+1

I think you've pegged it.

A lot of modern cars are impressive in many ways....but I'm not impressed by them. Hey, not everything in the world has to make perfect sense, right? :)

Cheers...
Forum: Off Topic
06-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 62,662
Posted By Doug

We do some things a lot better than other things....

We do some things a lot better than other things.

Looking inward is difficult.

Cheers
DD
Forum: Off Topic
06-01-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 62,662
Posted By Doug

Re: playing fields and charades. The playing...

Re: playing fields and charades.

The playing field really isn't a singular thing. There are multiple playing fields that we all traverse. One of them is race itself. That's what's at issue in this...
Forum: Marketplace
06-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Doug

I'm in Cheers DD

I'm in

Cheers
DD
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-30-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Doug

Good work. I've had much better luck with...

Good work.

I've had much better luck with local rebuilders than buying off-the-shelf rebuilt units

Cheers
DD
05-29-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By Doug

Yup! Many cars, certainly many USA...

Yup!




Many cars, certainly many USA cars, both camber and caster adjustments are made at those two bolts. If different thickness shims are found there a month's pay says the last alignment...
Forum: Off Topic
05-29-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 62,662
Posted By Doug

We'll see :) Every 2-3 months, since the...

We'll see :)

Every 2-3 months, since the days of Benghazi, my conservative pals have telling me that 'something really big is about to happen'. Dozens, possibly hundreds of arrests. Utter and...
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