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04-29-2019, 11:38 PM
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Posted By LnrB

I grew up on the farm, rebuilt my first Generator...

I grew up on the farm, rebuilt my first Generator (not Alternator) on our Oldest truck, DOT, when I was about 9.
They wouldn't let me enroll in Shop class in High School because I would have been...
04-14-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Ungn

That is great news. When the bearings are going...

That is great news. When the bearings are going out, you'll know it. It is a more metallic growl than tires and the growl even gets louder with non aggressive steering wheel movements, that don't...
04-13-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Ungn

Mine growled during lane / direction changes....

Mine growled during lane / direction changes. They are "sealed bearings" but there isn't even a discourager to keep water out. Driving through a wash in a Texas rain storm will doom them.

When...
04-13-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Johnken

Mine wore out about same milage as yours. A $150...

Mine wore out about same milage as yours. A $150 harbor freight press will do the job. If I could do it so can you I'm sure.

We've got plenty of instructions here if you decide to go it on...
04-13-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By DavidYau

Changing the X100 wheel bearings isnít really a DIY job

Good and bad news for you. Good - The sealed wheel bearings are good for many more miles than yours.

Hope for your sake itís something else like upper shock mounts .... as otherwise

Bad news to...
04-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By johns55

Jack up the front, grab the tire at 12:00 and...

Jack up the front, grab the tire at 12:00 and 6:00. Pull hard in both directions and see if you feel any movement. Usually, if the bearings are bad enough that you hear noise, you can feel movement...
03-22-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Lady Penelope

I would ask around about a new alternator source ...

I would ask around about a new alternator source

Some cheap ones came on the market and are not reliable

96X300 just replaced his so you might ask him his brand

I would recommend taking it...
03-21-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Lady Penelope

cooking the battery ? You may have run...

cooking the battery ?

You may have run across this on aircraft as thermo runaway

Saw a Learjet once that had a hole melted through the fuselage
03-21-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Lady Penelope

The voltage regulator is a IN435 , easy to...

The voltage regulator is a IN435 , easy to replace and is available from Ebay sellers

The only problem in ordering the IN435 from 2 different vendors they would send me the wrong IN221 ones and...
03-21-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Grant Francis

My R did that, and after waaaaaay too many tests...

My R did that, and after waaaaaay too many tests and beers, I removed the bulb, problem solved. 4 years now and I DO NOT miss it at all, the bulb that is.

My other one, a 3.2ltr XJ6 Poverty Pack,...
03-17-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By RaceDiagnostics

Here are a couple of posts that may be of help to...

Here are a couple of posts that may be of help to you.

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-x100-17/oil-pressure-gauge-adaptor-136393/
...
03-16-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Norri

Here's the page from the Realgauge installation...

Here's the page from the Realgauge installation instructions that shows it. (Thanks to WhiteXKR)

...
03-16-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By WhiteHat

next to the oil filter adapter is the low...

next to the oil filter adapter is the low pressure switch. this is where you can install a mechanical gauge. remove the low pressure switch and install the appropriate threaded adapter.
09-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By katar83

My drivetrain kept getting worse until the rear...

My drivetrain kept getting worse until the rear end started to make all sorts of clonking noises these past few days, also the gear changes were not right, shifting pretty hard. I could still not...
08-19-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By JBzXJ40

I assume you mean this lever to fold the seat...

I assume you mean this lever to fold the seat forward? I had one years ago come into service not working, in which the cable had broken where it connects to the latch. There will be a cable that's...
08-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Fairfalcon

Diferential

I changed the diff oil at 110K , but not because of any trouble.... just seemed like a good time to service it.
Mike in TN
08-11-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By GGG

The differential is the ONLY part of an XK8 that...

The differential is the ONLY part of an XK8 that hasn't given me trouble.

Graham
08-10-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Johnken

Mine died at about 90,000 miles. John

Mine died at about 90,000 miles.

John
08-10-2018, 10:13 PM
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Views: 481
Posted By zray

mine is within 400 miles of the 125,000 milestone...

mine is within 400 miles of the 125,000 milestone without any hint of trouble or noise. Guess it could use fresh lube.

Z
08-10-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By StuG

I was brought up to respect my elders, so I've...

I was brought up to respect my elders, so I've never had a deferential problem.

On the other hand, according to Coventry West, a Jaguar differential should be trouble free for 100,000-125,000...
06-20-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By Johnken

Not the bearing IMO then mate. John

Not the bearing IMO then mate.

John
06-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By Johnken

Ezdriver, it is my experience that yes a bad...

Ezdriver, it is my experience that yes a bad bearing can cause ABS warning, but it always flags Trac/ stability control too.

In these cases ABS resets with ignition cycle off on, then driving...
05-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By johns427

If you unplug the module the speedometer and...

If you unplug the module the speedometer and odometer stop working. The brakes keep working ok. I put black tape over the warning light until I replaced the module with a junkyard part. In...
05-19-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By Lady Penelope

I'm not that smart . The brake pressure lines...

I'm not that smart . The brake pressure lines pass through the ABS module and just guessing the individual brake pressure lines are metered or biased with the 4 electrohydraulic valves . If you...
05-19-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By motorcarman

Safety in TEXAS is secondary to...

Safety in TEXAS is secondary to EMISSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Several State legislators have proposed eliminating safety inspections but would obviously still need to have emission testing in non-attainment...
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