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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-03-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By EcbJag

Ah yes, there are car electrics and then there...

Ah yes, there are car electrics and then there are Lucas Electrics.

One quote from Joseph Lucas’s Electrical Theory reminded me of a recent addition to my tool cart:
...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By EcbJag

The Flux Capacitor has been mended! :D One...

The Flux Capacitor has been mended! :D

One of the securing clips from the pillar gauges fell off and got jammed in the Speedo. What are the chances right?
...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By EcbJag

Determine if the clicking you hear is the starter...

Determine if the clicking you hear is the starter solenoid or the starter relay. The relay is located under a black plastic cover on the right side of the engine bay near the hood/bonnet latch. It is...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-11-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By EcbJag

It is in the trunk on the right side behind the...

It is in the trunk on the right side behind the carpeted panel by the battery. Kind of tucked away in the "flying buttress". I believe it is attached with 3 small nuts, the large connector, and a...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-10-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By EcbJag

'82 was the first year for the HE but there were...

'82 was the first year for the HE but there were lots of changes from '82-'89.

On the interior specifically the '89 has different seats (and seat rails), active seat belts, Delanair MkIII climate...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-31-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By EcbJag

I would just simply replace it as well. Much more...

I would just simply replace it as well. Much more straightforward and reliable of a solution. However the question posed was how to repair it and I recalled reading about a method of using the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-28-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By EcbJag

+1 with Greg oil pump/pressurizing oil...

+1 with Greg

oil pump/pressurizing oil galleries

IME some V12ís do it, some donít, I wouldnít worry
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-26-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By EcbJag

It is *possible* to see the engine number with...

It is *possible* to see the engine number with the engine in the car. As stated above it is located in the "V" on the top of the engine right ahead of the transmission bell housing. But it will...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-20-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By EcbJag

That's part of the fuel vapour recovery system. I...

That's part of the fuel vapour recovery system. I just gutted this out of my car. It goes to the fuel vapour canister which is in front of the front left wheel. Theres some more info in the thread...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By EcbJag

Look What Came In The Mail..

Full stainless exhaust system by "Simply Performance"! I ordered on Monday and they got to me in California all the way from the UK today on Thursday! WOW! The build quality looks top notch. Will not...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-14-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By EcbJag

THIS is the only certainty with a restoration....

THIS is the only certainty with a restoration. The deeper I get into my car the more I find wrong. Now it's gotten to the point where in a few months the engine and transmission will be coming out to...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By EcbJag

Many thanks Grant. Wish I could buy YOU a beer. ...

Many thanks Grant. Wish I could buy YOU a beer.

I removed and rebuilt the distributor back in July, complete with a new vac advance unit, rotor, & cap, but leaving no stone unturned I opened it...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By EcbJag

That is one beautiful Jag. If you do decide to...

That is one beautiful Jag. If you do decide to sell, make sure to drop the link here. Currently imagining my garage with 2 black xj-s side by side..
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By EcbJag

Parts finally showed up yesterday. Very...

Parts finally showed up yesterday. Very methodically cleaned all gasket surfaces, deleted fuel vapor system as recommended, and reinstalled the water rail, allowing me to install the new AAV finally....
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By EcbJag

Ah, there you go. As I recall, it’s not too...

Ah, there you go.

As I recall, it’s not too hard of a job. The mounts shouldn’t require a huge separation of body and frame to liberate them. I’d disconnect the driveshaft, speedometer pickup and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-23-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By EcbJag

TPS Woes

Just a quick update on this thread. Further TPS Woes.

My replacement TPS showed up this week. It came from SNG Barratt and I opted for the aftermarket one for $140 as opposed to the OEM one...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-23-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By EcbJag

I've replaced the hinge on the driver's side door...

I've replaced the hinge on the driver's side door of my 1986 without removing the fender- but again it could be different for facelift cars, not sure. If you do embark on this job, have a helper. Re...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-14-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By EcbJag

That would be the O2 sensor clock. Every 30,000...

That would be the O2 sensor clock. Every 30,000 miles that device triggers the O2 sensor light on the dash. You push the white button to reset the counter and turn off the light. Jag basically wants...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-13-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By EcbJag

Doug- My EAC9634 was supposedly an OEM Jag part...

Doug- My EAC9634 was supposedly an OEM Jag part (and was priced as such!); but now that you mention it neither "Jaguar" or "Lucas" or "Anything" appears anywhere on the unit. It's just solid red with...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-13-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By EcbJag

ONE too many beers with dinner and I found myself...

ONE too many beers with dinner and I found myself back in the garage tonight determined to at least get the car back to where it was before today's TPS adventure. OCD electrical readings on both new...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By EcbJag

It was made by Jaguar when it looked like the USA...

It was made by Jaguar when it looked like the USA was going to ban open top convertibles and hence they did not want to invest the resources into engineering an open top convertible when their...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
11-20-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By EcbJag

The contacts on the switches also get worn. I...

The contacts on the switches also get worn. I replaced my window switches and it made a huge difference. Measured old and new switches and the old switches had significantly more resistance. When...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
11-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By EcbJag

Fuel Gauge Anomaly

Since I bought it, the fuel gauge in my '86 xj-s has been inaccurate. When filled to the brim the gauge would read 3/4 and bounce up/down erratically when driving over bumps until it reached about...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
11-07-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By EcbJag

The fuel pump is under the battery in the trunk....

The fuel pump is under the battery in the trunk. Remove the spare tire and the carpet piece and remove the screws that secure the vertical metal panel below the battery to reveal the fuel pump. The...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
11-04-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By EcbJag

So sorry to hear this. I'm on the other side of...

So sorry to hear this. I'm on the other side of the country so chances are I won't be running into it, but I hope it is returned soon and in one piece.
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