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Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By retroren

Nice write-up. too many forum members post their...

Nice write-up. too many forum members post their issues but don't close the loop by presenting the solutions. We are trying to build a repository of problems/solutions. Nice job. Ren
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-20-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Don B

A few crazy questions off the top of my head: ...

A few crazy questions off the top of my head:

1. Could the sound be coming from the instrument cluster?

2. Could the sound be coming from the radio speakers?

3. Could the sound be coming...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-20-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Don B

Hi John, I apologize in advance for the...

Hi John,

I apologize in advance for the length of this post. Once I got started I couldn't stop.

Your rough running and red hot cat make me suspect that one or more spark plugs are not firing....
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-20-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By retroren

Hi: So the car will turn over (crank) and will...

Hi: So the car will turn over (crank) and will start/run with starting fluid. There are a lot more smarter members on this forum than me so I try to keep simple. Fuel delivery seems to be a potential...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-20-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By NTL1991

Is the Check Engine Lamp on? If so, what Fuel...

Is the Check Engine Lamp on? If so, what Fuel Fail code is stored?

A catalytic converter can overheat from a very rich mixture too, such as unburnt fuel in the exhaust. A fuel injector stuck on or...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By retroren

HI: There might be a clogged catalytic converter...

HI: There might be a clogged catalytic converter in play here. If the exhaust gasses are being trapped, heat will build and a blocked cat will definitely effect performance.
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Don B

You won't be surprised that I recommend removing...

You won't be surprised that I recommend removing the seat back to do the dye work. If I recall there were only a couple of screws along the lower edge and then the back just lifted up off of some...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By motorcarman

What is wrong with the Champion #344? (RC9YC) ...

What is wrong with the Champion #344? (RC9YC)

I don't know what the additional C at the end is for but I never cared.

I just buy Champion #344 at the local auto parts store.

bob
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-17-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Don B

Hi Sanchez, The radio security code was...

Hi Sanchez,

The radio security code was originally delivered on a small document that came as part of the Driver's Handbook literature. At least for some model years, the document had perforations...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-15-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Don B

Aloha wowzela, Welcome to the Jaguar Forums!...

Aloha wowzela,

Welcome to the Jaguar Forums! It's great to have you with us.

At jaguarclassicparts.com you can view exploded parts diagrams that may be helpful. It can take a while to learn...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By NTL1991

Trunk water leak Finally tracked down!

I can't tell you all how happy I am to say that I finally have a Bone Dry Boot! I had attempted to find the leak a few years ago but gave up after not being able to locate it. The trunk was smelly,...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-13-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Don B

Hi Nick, I don't know if the lead of a front...

Hi Nick,

I don't know if the lead of a front sensor will be long enough. A LR sensor may work if the indexing of the mounting tab doesn't present a problem. But as long as your sensor isn't...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By jerry_hoback

I dont think these had daytime running lights...

I dont think these had daytime running lights (did they?). I would suspect the headlight switch. It isnt a huge problem to get at, and as I recall is a fairly simple unit. There are controllers out...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By NTL1991

Scanned copy of 1990-1992 4.0 Saloon Owner's Handbook

The one thing that always amazes me when I open up the XJ40 handbook is how fantastic the illustrations are! I've read a LOT of owner's manuals over the years -- I was the kid everyone gave their...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
07-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Don B

Hi Bruce, Welcome to the Jaguar Forums! It's...

Hi Bruce,

Welcome to the Jaguar Forums! It's great to have you with us.

I don't have an early XJ40 on hand to photograph the fuse box cover labels, but you can download the official Electrical...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-29-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By jerry_hoback

Looks like theres a gap in that belt where maybe...

Looks like theres a gap in that belt where maybe there should not be one.....
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,082
Posted By motorcarman

The PAS reservoir will NOT fit in the same...

The PAS reservoir will NOT fit in the same location as the green bottle but I simply fabricated some brackets and moved some things around until it fit.
The 1990 to 1992 reservoir (WITHOUT RIDE...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-02-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,193
Posted By manwich66

Now wer'e cooking

OK,now we have something we can work with.New threads,well fitted water rail,thin smear of sealer on the gaskets and wer'e done.WRONG!

It has to have a new water rail BI$CH hose,cause i have one...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,193
Posted By manwich66

Wait,there's more

So we are left with a mangled flange,never mind the threads.It all had to be redone.

I proceeded to hand draw-file both flange surfaces back to flat and true,and fit the water rail to the block in...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
06-02-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,193
Posted By manwich66

If it breaks,at least here is a good place to do it.

OK folks,last Sunday,my friend Larry from Victoria came by in the early afternoon,while we were sitting around in the middle of the street having our neighborhood BBQ.

We chatted for a bit,then he...
06-01-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,367
Posted By bsparkman

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The sensor I used on the rear of my 97, $39.98 ea. Insert it into the sensor...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
05-30-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,193
Posted By Don B

My brothers Larry and Jerry, Do not despair!...

My brothers Larry and Jerry,

Do not despair!

As I have repeatedly tried to encourage you, disconnecting the intake manifold and pulling it away from the cylinder head for access to the left...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
05-29-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By retroren

Installing '93 door cards on a '91

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My desire to get rid of my tiny 3.5" front door speakers and jump to...
05-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,367
Posted By bsparkman

Stu Jag- you'll discover the rear sensors are...

Stu Jag- you'll discover the rear sensors are extremely expensive new and not very cheap used. I am using Audi A4 sensors in the rear of my 1997 XJ6 and they work just fine, $20 on eBay. They are as...
05-28-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By Don B

Hi Andrew, I don't know if you prefer kPa or...

Hi Andrew,

I don't know if you prefer kPa or psi in Canada, but in the U.S. common pressure-relief ratings for radiator and reservoir caps is 14 to 15 psi, which is consistent with Grant's 100...
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