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06-13-2019, 09:52 AM
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Posted By leadfoot4

Which "LT-1" are you thinking of/picturing?...

Which "LT-1" are you thinking of/picturing? There's the original, Gen1, LT-1, that was used in 1969-1971 Corvettes and Z-28 Camaros, the Gen2, LT1 that was used in 1994-96 Corvettes, 1994-1996 Z-28...
06-08-2019, 12:28 PM
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Views: 371
Posted By leadfoot4

2009 4.2 V-8, oil in intake manifold

I recently had to remove the intake manifold from my 2009 XF, with the n/a 4.2 engine, so I could replace the coolant hose that loops under it. I set the intake manifold on it's back, on the...
06-08-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,614
Posted By leadfoot4

JUST AN UPDATE.....I replaced all of the coolant...

JUST AN UPDATE.....I replaced all of the coolant hoses a couple of weeks ago. Yes, the intake has to be removed, to get at that pesky, "buried" hose. And while not all that difficult, it is a tedious...
05-25-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By leadfoot4

And yours are 2011s, which means they have the...

And yours are 2011s, which means they have the 5.0 engine, correct?


Mine isn't...
05-25-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By leadfoot4

Not necessarily......while I'll readily admit...

Not necessarily......while I'll readily admit that I'm unfamiliar with that particular tool, I highly doubt that it would be possible to have engaged it in the clamps that I was referring to, given...
05-23-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By leadfoot4

Here's an update......The air temperatures in my...

Here's an update......The air temperatures in my region finally warmed up enough to allow the garage to be hospitable for automotive work, so I finally tackled the coolant hose replacement. As...
05-23-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By leadfoot4

I agree. The first Jag we had, was a 2001 XJ-8,...

I agree. The first Jag we had, was a 2001 XJ-8, that we purchased new. We kept it for 11 years, and after the original warranty ran out, I purchased an extended warranty directly through Jaguar. As...
05-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By leadfoot4

As a long-time Corvette enthusiast, as well as...

As a long-time Corvette enthusiast, as well as Corvette owner, I'll have to agree with that. Unfortunately, as much as the C-4 generation was a giant leap forward, mechanically, it was way too...
Forum: XJ ( X351 )
05-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By leadfoot4

Just "thinking back" to when we had our 2012...

Just "thinking back" to when we had our 2012 XJ-L, again with the standard sound system, we never heard anything strange through it's speakers, in the 4 years we had it. What bothers me, is this...
Forum: XJ ( X351 )
05-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By leadfoot4

Not necessarily....I notice the same "problem",...

Not necessarily....I notice the same "problem", on occasion, with our 2016 XJ-L, with the "standard" sound system. It doesn't generally occur when music is being played, but only when the "spoken...
05-14-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By leadfoot4

I remembered his surname was Lucas, but the only...

I remembered his surname was Lucas, but the only Lucas that came to my mind, at the time, was George Lucas, of Star Wars fame. To my experience, the Delco electronics that "powered" GM cars for...
05-11-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By leadfoot4

I think you're a little off, on your Jaguar...

I think you're a little off, on your Jaguar history. Prior to Ford taking over Jaguar, Jaguars were notorious for electrical issues. In fact, one of Jaguar's early electrical "engineers", whose name...
05-05-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By leadfoot4

How many miles are on the car? Are the ball...

How many miles are on the car? Are the ball joints actually worn out, or is it simply a case of split rubber boots? If it's just a case of bad boots, Energy Suspension makes universal replacement...
05-05-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By leadfoot4

OP, I've been through this situation, with the...

OP, I've been through this situation, with the crappy OE lug nuts, in the past, as I came to Jaguar ownership via the S-Type's cousin, the Lincoln LS. When I still had the Lincoln, 2000-2009, I wound...
05-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,928
Posted By leadfoot4

I'm really trying to be civil, here, but it's...

I'm really trying to be civil, here, but it's getting difficult......If you're not comfortable working on your own car, don't have the tools or the work space, or don't have the experience in basic...
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05-01-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By leadfoot4

I just stumbled on to this discussion, and after...

I just stumbled on to this discussion, and after having gone through dealing with a wreck, I agree with the above comments. Almost 3 years ago, my wife was stopped at a red light, and was plowed...
05-01-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By leadfoot4

The first Jag we owned, a 2001 XJ-8, we kept for...

The first Jag we owned, a 2001 XJ-8, we kept for 8 years. After the initial warranty was about to expire, I purchased an extended coverage warranty from Jaguar. I seem to recall that it was for...
05-01-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,928
Posted By leadfoot4

Remove the underside "belly pan", and see if...

Remove the underside "belly pan", and see if there's any liquid contained in it. If so, then start looking for any sign of liquid dripping from one of the coolant hoses, radiator, etc. If there's no...
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04-16-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By leadfoot4

Indeed, you were...good for you! And truth be...

Indeed, you were...good for you! And truth be told, if someone had done that to me, I would have done the exact same thing.
04-14-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By leadfoot4

I'm bringing this discussion back to life, for a...

I'm bringing this discussion back to life, for a couple of reasons. First, when I purchased "all" of the hoses from my dealer, they provided me with the "hose in the valley", that sits under the...
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04-01-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,261
Posted By leadfoot4

^^^^ This!!!

^^^^
This!!!
03-30-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By leadfoot4

Sadly, I agree. Hopefully, your insurance company...

Sadly, I agree. Hopefully, your insurance company will be willing to fight for you, but the only option may wind up being that they "total out" your car, and hand you a check, with the instruction to...
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03-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By leadfoot4

I agree, I usually see hearses, not armored...

I agree, I usually see hearses, not armored trucks, bringing the deceased to the cemetery.



Yup, there's the old saying about "A fool and his money...."
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03-28-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By leadfoot4

I agree about the "Bleche White" tire cleaner,...

I agree about the "Bleche White" tire cleaner, 100%. Previously, I had used that product for about 40 years, and LOVED it. Now, I wouldn't even consider using it!

However, I've used a number of...
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03-27-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By leadfoot4

My wife has an uncle (through marriage) that...

My wife has an uncle (through marriage) that thought money was THE solution to all his problems. To that end, he worked EVERY available minute he could, hoping to rack up the overtime, worked right...
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