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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-18-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By BradsCat

re-vitalizing the 87 coupe'

Finally a nice day here in central virginia on the weekend.

I was trying to re-install the fan after replacing the belts a couple weeks ago. It was proving to be very hard to get the nuts onto...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-14-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By BradsCat

Ahh, the what's worth dilemma. Unfortunately...

Ahh, the what's worth dilemma.
Unfortunately like most super cars they don't hold value well. for example I was watching Barrett Jackson yesterday and saw a Ferrari that when new was over $240K...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By BradsCat

New belts

Today I installed new belts on my car. Whew!!! What a job, however at the end of the day other than a sore back and some skinned knuckles all is well. Belts are all in the right grooves and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-03-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By BradsCat

Might want to consider cleaning the auxiliary gas...

Might want to consider cleaning the auxiliary gas tank and filter as well. Replacing the main fuel filter (behind the spare tire), cleaning/replacing the plugs, upgrade to 8mm plug wires, replace...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By BradsCat

Greg, Doug, OB Thanks guys. The picture...

Greg, Doug, OB


Thanks guys. The picture helps. Got it. Should not be hard to get to now that I know exactly what to look for.


I have a couple of salvage cars I can get a replacement...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-18-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By BradsCat

The bearing does not seem to have any slack. ...

The bearing does not seem to have any slack. Everything is smooth and tight as it should be. Hopefully no issues as I go forward. Way too cold here right now to do anything on the car but that...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-16-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By BradsCat

My friend returned from her trip to England with...

My friend returned from her trip to England with my idler pulley assembly in tow and the Rushton Engineering head plugs. Once it warms up a bit I'll be pulling all the US edition anti-smog plumbing...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
01-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By BradsCat

I was having trouble with the fuel Oder as well. ...

I was having trouble with the fuel Oder as well. Turned out I was leaking a bit at the fuel sender ring clamp. Used a hammer and screw driver to tap the ring clamp to the fully seated position and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-28-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,182
Posted By BradsCat

Great job with the pic's and discussion. ...

Great job with the pic's and discussion.


When Jag went with the TH400 it was the best automatic transmission in the world. many still think it is.
The T700, 4 speed had not been developed...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-11-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By BradsCat

Well this is hard to admit but it was out of gas....

Well this is hard to admit but it was out of gas.
I had just been to the gas station about an hour before and put a few $$'s in and only drove around about 10-15 miles before coming back. The car...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By BradsCat

Really stupid owner, i.e. me. On the good...

Really stupid owner, i.e. me.

On the good news front after removing the float to check inside the tank and then re-installing it me friend noticed vapor trace along the bottom lip of the float...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-06-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By BradsCat

Not sure if the photos uploaded. Thanks,...

Not sure if the photos uploaded.

Thanks, I've always thought it was a pretty color combo. You don't see it very often.

Too few cars have interesting color combo's these days.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-06-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By BradsCat

I vote with Greg. Get rid of the whole mess....

I vote with Greg. Get rid of the whole mess. Once I get my car running again and solve the windshield wiper and left front turn signal indicator light issue that will be my next project.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
12-05-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By BradsCat

Thanks guys. Yes the car was running...

Thanks guys.

Yes the car was running wonderfully after I did all the fuel system refurbishment which makes this all the more puzzling. In fact I had put about 250 miles on the car making...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
10-09-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By BradsCat

Are you talking about the TEBFA filters? If so I...

Are you talking about the TEBFA filters? If so I have never had any problems with them and I've hd them on the car for well over 10 years. BTW...painted the filter caps a Ford racing blue color for...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
08-06-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,412
Posted By BradsCat

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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
08-01-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By BradsCat

Mac, Not surprising that a Jag dealer has no...

Mac,

Not surprising that a Jag dealer has no idea about your car. They have been out of production for 20+ years now so the number of mechanics or technicians with direct knowledge has shrunk....
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-09-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,412
Posted By BradsCat

Houston, we have ignition. It's a Jaguar, it's...

Houston, we have ignition. It's a Jaguar, it's always electrical related. LOL

Bad fuse or fuse connection. All better now. Back to the mirrors/door locks and blower motor.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-07-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By BradsCat

There are better ways to save a little money than...

There are better ways to save a little money than not changing the fluids periodically on these cars. Dump the coolant, take it to Auto Zone to re-cycle. Re-fill with 50/50 mix. I always use...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-07-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By BradsCat

Stay away from a Fram filter. 10W-40 is probably...

Stay away from a Fram filter. 10W-40 is probably best. Handles the heat a bit better.
Nothing special about changing the oil. One drain plug as far I know. Never heard of more than one. Check...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-29-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By BradsCat

yep, he got hammier and cornier. Almost to the...

yep, he got hammier and cornier. Almost to the point that the show was irrelevant. If I wanted to listen to a commercial for a car I would just watch tv or look at a magazine. Not a lot of...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-24-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,285
Posted By BradsCat

You will expire from the heat in an XJS without...

You will expire from the heat in an XJS without A/C. I suggest getting a new (re-built) Harrison/GM A6 compressor. Replace the drier. This is a pain but necessary.
Fill new compressor with...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-19-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By BradsCat

don't fight it. Just take the a/c compressor...

don't fight it. Just take the a/c compressor off. its not worth the grief trying to work around it.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-18-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,412
Posted By BradsCat

Thanks guys, I am just staying with the...

Thanks guys,

I am just staying with the original stock set up with the pickup tube filter (whatever it is called) in the sump tank followed by the pump followed by the filter and then off to the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-14-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,412
Posted By BradsCat

New tank delivery is postponed until tomorrow. ...

New tank delivery is postponed until tomorrow.

Bad product review sent to customer relations at Eastwood Products. No response and I really don't expect one. In the strongest possible terms...
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