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04-08-2018, 09:41 AM
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Posted By cat_as_trophy

+1 to post #2 from JagV8 . . . but with total...

+1 to post #2 from JagV8 . . . but with total lack of info from OP, followed by total lack of feedback from OP . . . heck it could be anything from any of the other guesses so far, right through to...
04-07-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hey Clarke . . . hearing the rumble of a thousand...

Hey Clarke . . . hearing the rumble of a thousand possible replies to that helpful post about alternative uses for condoms, I will burnish my halo, click on the thanks button, and settle for saying...
04-06-2018, 10:13 PM
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Views: 537
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hmmm . . . must confess I have only ever used...

Hmmm . . . must confess I have only ever used well compressed rag followed by one of those highly absorbent kitchen wipes. Must say that risk of "squashed balls" brings tears to my eyes, so I like...
04-05-2018, 11:59 AM
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Views: 1,620
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Rats . . . sorry Steve . . . attachment failed. ...

Rats . . . sorry Steve . . . attachment failed.
Let's have another shot.

Ken
04-05-2018, 07:48 AM
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Posted By cat_as_trophy

Steve; I thought I had answered this same query...

Steve; I thought I had answered this same query of yours in another thread . . . perhaps I am mistaken or perhaps I did not make matters clear. Here goes the same explanation again . . .

There are...
04-05-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hey Danny; don't be too hard on yourself . . ....

Hey Danny; don't be too hard on yourself . . . the positive outcomes are that you have learned a valuable lesson . . . and that you had the good grace to report back with the solution that resolved...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-05-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hello Greg. I will jump in on only the final...

Hello Greg. I will jump in on only the final question . . . efficacy of fitting stem seals to exhaust valves . . .

Back in the day, and I admit this is at least 20 out to 35 years ago, despite...
04-04-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Greetings Nicholas from the next paddock north ....

Greetings Nicholas from the next paddock north . . .

Sorry I can't provide definitive numbers, although I agree with Graham that Thorley's production data is generally regarded as most reliable ....
04-03-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hi Dave . . . Probably more user friendly to...

Hi Dave . . . Probably more user friendly to provide hotlinks as Dell has done (thanks mate) but I have learned so much over the years, initially by accident, so I tend to point newcomers to do so...
04-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Silly ??? Never seen a thread so begging for...

Silly ???
Never seen a thread so begging for outrageous hijacking . . . posts like . . .


never mind what Jaguar recommend, can I run my engine on boiled down whale blubber?
will my car run...
04-03-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Dave, the reference I provided in post #9 gives a...

Dave, the reference I provided in post #9 gives a QCD of less than 30mA after achieving full "sleep", which IIRC, is given as 60 minutes. If you measure anything more using extension leads on your...
04-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,238
Posted By cat_as_trophy

The core plugs or Welsh Plugs in your pic...

The core plugs or Welsh Plugs in your pic certainly look the real deal. You may be more familiar with the "skirted" style of plug on other engines, but Jaguar XKs used ones in the form of a domed...
04-03-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Suggest you might review the write-up on...

Suggest you might review the write-up on Quiescent Current Drain in my sig . . . compiled from a swag of such reported issues in the S-Type forum some years ago, it contains relevant data and...
04-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,313
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Short answer Steve . . . no. Long answer, and...

Short answer Steve . . . no.
Long answer, and you guessed it . . . so our indiscretions (as well as brilliance) are preserved to edify others.
Often, we learn most from the most puzzling...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-30-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 154,654
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Gosh OB, a really neat fix . . . but the...

Gosh OB, a really neat fix . . . but the sacrifices GF makes to keep us entertained via your thread!

However, I was particularly attracted to the knitted jacket for hot water bottle . . . those...
03-29-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By cat_as_trophy

John & Graham have hit it on the head . . . yet...

John & Graham have hit it on the head . . . yet again!

I find that a click on the "Thanks" button (which obviously many other members are missing!) used to be an ongoing motivator. Now? Not so...
03-29-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By cat_as_trophy

OK. Rule #1 . . . Go to Stickies or Gus'...

OK. Rule #1 . . . Go to Stickies or Gus' JagRepair.com or get a low cost DVD of full workshop manual for your model+year . . . read relevant section which shows the whole deal, then ask any questions...
03-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,313
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hi Steve. I say this neither to offend or upset...

Hi Steve.
I say this neither to offend or upset you, but to remind all of us why downloading the full factory workshop manual, EPC etc (Stickies here - Gus' JagRepair.com - or DVD) is so invaluable....
03-29-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By cat_as_trophy

I think that falls into "Oops" territory . . ....

I think that falls into "Oops" territory . . . time for adult beverages and a wee little cry!

Console yourself by knowing that new replacement won't leak!

Cheers,
:icon_beerchug:
Ken
03-28-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By cat_as_trophy

But . . . if I understand correctly from the NGK...

But . . . if I understand correctly from the NGK Iridiums I have used, these modern spark plugs are not constructed with overarching (and adjustable) body electrodes, so there is no facility to...
03-27-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Greetings Mr Euphonium. Let's check the...

Greetings Mr Euphonium.

Let's check the obvious before lunging for the unlikely. Did you bump car? Check inertia switch? Don't just check the button; check its electrical continuity. Next obvious...
03-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hello mate and greetings from across the fence. ...

Hello mate and greetings from across the fence.

Sorry I missed your post about camshaft cover gaskets. They, and the even more infamous sump gaskets were all originally made of cork so, once...
03-26-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,238
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Measuring & fitting XK camshaft shims

Great work John; great pics; great sharing!!!

Can I be excused for adding one detail related to measuring shim thickness that newcomers may not be familiar with. Shims that are brand new have a...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By cat_as_trophy

Hi Graham, The car I'm referring to here,...

Hi Graham,

The car I'm referring to here, looks an identical twin to yours . . . except for the fine lady sitting sensibly in passenger's seat while partner stands outside in what Brits foolishly...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
03-26-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By cat_as_trophy

A dozen MY87 XJ40 electrical gremlins RESOLVED in a stroke!

OK . . . it's the digital dashboard fully optioned 3.6L AJ6 Sov but 4 headlights + power wash, sunroof, level ride, burr walnut with boxwood inlays etc etc . . . only driven to Church on fine Sundays...
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