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Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-14-2018, 02:54 PM
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Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 12-16-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By catterwaller
Keep it below freezing. A warm garage just melts...

Keep it below freezing. A warm garage just melts the snow and makes the road crude into a salt water bath.
Keep the floor mats handy to prevent mud from splashing your pant legs.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 12-16-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By catterwaller
Reading from the trio computer section, page 71,...

Reading from the trio computer section, page 71, of my XJ-S Handbook for my 92: To obtain the relevant failure, switch off the ignition wait at least 5 seconds then turn the ignition switch to...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 12-15-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By catterwaller
I think not. OBD2 didn't come along until the mid...

I think not. OBD2 didn't come along until the mid 90s. OBD 1 preceded OBD2. OBD1 was a not standard across manufactures and is the reason for the OBD2. I read somewhere on here that Jag had there own...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 12-10-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By catterwaller
These cars should be made illegal. The low prices...

These cars should be made illegal. The low prices make for easy introduction to get us hooked. Once addicted, we become delusional and believe we are envied by non XJS men and women swoon at the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 09-22-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By catterwaller
I checked my 92. They are side markers only that...

I checked my 92. They are side markers only that come on with the lights but do not flash with the turn signals.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 09-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By catterwaller
I changed my PS hoses a while back. Not easy....

I changed my PS hoses a while back. Not easy. Ended up dropping the rack from it's mounts to access the connections. That requires loosening the steering shaft u joint through the small opening...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 09-22-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 994
Posted By catterwaller
The inboard caliper mounting bolts are horrible...

The inboard caliper mounting bolts are horrible to access. They are also safety wired unless they have been previously changed. I have my doubts that anyone can do the job in 2 hours. I won't say...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 08-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By catterwaller
Sorry I haven't been back here sooner to reply....

Sorry I haven't been back here sooner to reply. Excessive oil (or unburned fuel) will cause the catalytist to overheat. Ive seen them glow white if fed enough. This is what happens in a Marelli fire....
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 08-17-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By catterwaller
My bet is the oil melted down the catalytic...

My bet is the oil melted down the catalytic converter and plugged it. The cats will get so hot it will start to cook stuff around it like rubber parts and body coatings. The restricted cat will...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 04-04-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By catterwaller
Years ago I was the Ford C4/C6 guy in a...

Years ago I was the Ford C4/C6 guy in a dealership. Auto transmissions are not any more complicated than some carburetor rebuilds. It's just when you make a mistake the do over is more time and money...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 03-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By catterwaller
Reminds me of when in my younger days and working...

Reminds me of when in my younger days and working in a service station. A woman came in with a Volkswagon with a low tire. I filled the tire with "American" air but told her she would need to come...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-18-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By catterwaller
I cleaned mine in a very similar manner. I used...

I cleaned mine in a very similar manner. I used acetone. On first try there was a very observable difference in spray pattern. It was obvious which were plugged. After running a 1/2 pint or so...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-07-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,079
Posted By catterwaller
Great MPG! Wish we could buy Imperial gallons...

Great MPG! Wish we could buy Imperial gallons here.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-31-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By catterwaller
Here's a can of worms. What refrigerant do you...

Here's a can of worms.
What refrigerant do you plan to or are required to install.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-31-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By catterwaller
As said above, change the input shaft seal. ...

As said above, change the input shaft seal.
Check clutch by using jumper wires connected to the clutch terminals and connect to the car battery. The clutch should pull in.
Check compressor...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-31-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By catterwaller
It's very unlikely, but tighten the belt on the...

It's very unlikely, but tighten the belt on the pump before replacing anything. Nothing lost.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 09-08-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By catterwaller
Since we are not measuring the output, while...

Since we are not measuring the output, while doing the procedure note the spray pattern. A partly plugged nozzle will show a poor pattern which could cause a lean cylinder. It should show a fine...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 08-04-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,869
Posted By catterwaller
Since the 70's the auto company's have been...

Since the 70's the auto company's have been fighting for every bit of fuel efficiency they can find. One result is electric fans. They provide no engine drag except when needed. Electric motors with...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 07-20-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By catterwaller
Had a 70 E convertible. Nicest car I have eve...

Had a 70 E convertible. Nicest car I have eve owned, bar none. The E was born in an era where we could kill our selves without intervention. Go 120mph plus with no air bags, impact bumpers and maybe...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 07-07-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By catterwaller
Look at www.mouser.com (http://www.mouser.com)...

Look at www.mouser.com (http://www.mouser.com) then choose connectors and filter for: automotive connectors ; Molex; 3 position
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 03-31-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By catterwaller
Smile Could have been this. Or some from Wisconsin have...

Could have been this. Or some from Wisconsin have been known to use cheese.
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 02-16-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,301
Posted By catterwaller
Radius arm removal: I just removed my IRS a...

Radius arm removal:
I just removed my IRS a week ago. I had read where taking a large open end wrench (spanner) and inserting it into the area where you removed the radius arm to body bolt and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-06-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,217
Posted By catterwaller
Ive been following this thread with interest....

Ive been following this thread with interest. Doug gave a good extensive list of item to check. Sometimes it's easier said then done. It's seem likely fuel related since you have good spark. My...
Forum: XJS ( X27 ) 01-05-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By catterwaller
If it's like my 92. get an Exacto knife and...

If it's like my 92. get an Exacto knife and carefully split the hose off the barbed fittings. It may also take a pick and other small tools. Take your time and try not to damage the barbs. I believe...
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