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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-20-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By Segfault

I've tried alcohol myself, I find both ethanol...

I've tried alcohol myself, I find both ethanol and methanol ineffective against rust. Why don't you read the article I linked to?
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-18-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Segfault

Nope, electronics do not work like mechanical...

Nope, electronics do not work like mechanical switches, cannot put them in parallel. As for other issues, I suggest removing the distributor and overhauling it. As described in Kirby's book.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-11-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Segfault

I registered mine as Antique, no inspection...

I registered mine as Antique, no inspection required, no registration renewal.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Segfault

I hear the Peak Long Life is suitable for our...

I hear the Peak Long Life is suitable for our cars, it is very reasonably priced at Pilot Travel Centers for instance (and in many other places across US).
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By Segfault

It still can be bogus reading. For instance, if...

It still can be bogus reading. For instance, if there is a 20 V impulse coming from alternator it can give 20 V reading on the voltmeter, while the effective voltage is in allowed range 14 V or less....
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-18-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By Segfault

I don't think that alternator is even capable of...

I don't think that alternator is even capable of producing 20 V at idle. You would need to rev up for such a voltage.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By Segfault

I suspect that voltmeter of yours is out of...

I suspect that voltmeter of yours is out of calibration or just plain broken.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-15-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By Segfault

I had some clutch work to do just a week ago. I...

I had some clutch work to do just a week ago. I had my car on stands in my garage, I invented a little cart which did the job just fine. On top of that cart you can see the extensions I used to...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-14-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Segfault

The shipping cost has tripled in 20 years or so....

The shipping cost has tripled in 20 years or so. It was $800 back in nineties and last year my car was sent over from EU, cost me over $2k.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Segfault

I use graphite grease to lubricate computer fan...

I use graphite grease to lubricate computer fan motors, I'd use it for any small electrical motor. It will lubricate even when it dries off.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Segfault

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-vbulletin/867x780/spacer_2d318bb27f12b7d302a4579248fa6f0aea7e55a4.png
OK, I'm pretty sure now I have got it working. Anyone who purchased manual...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-29-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Segfault

Actually, after having a closer look, I think the...

Actually, after having a closer look, I think the cylinder is still functional. Right now I think it was poor aftermarket design which caused it to fail - the bearing came loose. Now I believe I can...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-02-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Segfault

Have you visited rockauto.com? They have pads and...

Have you visited rockauto.com? They have pads and rotors for less you spend in a pub in one night.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-25-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

Disagree. Internet forums like this are resource...

Disagree. Internet forums like this are resource of information for many, not just for the one who asked the question.
Besides. Now when I have this information I will digest it, I wouldn't say it...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-25-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

Well, I'm shelving this project for now. I'm...

Well, I'm shelving this project for now. I'm getting tired of it. Will see if I can get the stock setup working properly.
In case I need to upgrade, here is what I want:
COP's, wide-band sensors...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

It depends. If I get the stock system running...

It depends. If I get the stock system running then motivation drops, I suspect. Right now it is not running well and if it comes to buying parts for old system then I'd spend money better on...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-22-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

Another one (https://www.haltech.com/faqs/) which...

Another one (https://www.haltech.com/faqs/) which can run 12.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-22-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

There are units that can run 12, but they may bee...

There are units that can run 12, but they may bee too freakin expensive. Motec for 12 (https://www.motec.com.au/filedownload.php/23061_GPA_Package_Datasheet.pdf?docid=4776)
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-22-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Segfault

"long narrow hoop on thick metal wire" > torsion...

"long narrow hoop on thick metal wire" > torsion spring.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Segfault

Sure, this is to balance the weight distribution,...

Sure, this is to balance the weight distribution, weight of the hood/bonnet. ;)
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-21-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Segfault

It happens when high mileage transmission gets...

It happens when high mileage transmission gets flushed. All the deposit comes loose and clogs up those tiny passes and valves.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-20-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,309
Posted By Segfault

Aftermarket ECU?

There were several available in past, I believe. I was under impression there were even conversion kits sold with everything needed to get rid of distributor and control EFI and ignition with...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-20-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,024
Posted By Segfault

I haven't done this job yet, but wouldn't putting...

I haven't done this job yet, but wouldn't putting the spring compressors on be enough?
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-19-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Segfault

Inboard is supposed to have less unsprung weight....

Inboard is supposed to have less unsprung weight. Meaning the wheel maintains better contact with road. Important in racing.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-15-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Segfault

Doug, I agree wholeheartedly. This merely...

Doug,

I agree wholeheartedly. This merely was intended to be a reading, it never hurts to know more. After reading it you may not know what is right for your car ... but you may get some hints...
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