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Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The way the spark is generated is that the coil...

The way the spark is generated is that the coil is supplied with 12 volts via the distributor. To get a spark, this 12 volts is interrupted momentarily for each cylinder, so 6 times per engine...
06-17-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Surely it bolts to the wings on each side, plus...

Surely it bolts to the wings on each side, plus to the cross-member at the bottom. When I replaced mine in the early 90s, I spaced out the valance from the cross member by inserting some stainless...
06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Best stick with the XJ ! FWIW I have never...

Best stick with the XJ !

FWIW I have never seen any galvanic corrosion on the two X350 cars I have owned. Where the car is riveted, the rivets are zinc coated and then, (obviously), the car is...
06-10-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

On my first X350 the cable was beyond redemption,...

On my first X350 the cable was beyond redemption, so I bought new cable that was not expensive at all, then used a motorcycle cable lubricator to lube the cable. These clamp on the end of the cable...
06-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Glad to see some people doing these jobs with...

Glad to see some people doing these jobs with "knowhow" on the need for heat to assist with pressing the bushes in/out. It is very important not to stress the aluminium casting too much to avoid...
06-09-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The biggest Achilles Heal of these car is the...

The biggest Achilles Heal of these car is the suspension design, which places far too much stress on the bushes. You have forgotten about the lower strut bushes. The car has four air spring struts...
06-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Shows the difference between German (Wabco)...

Shows the difference between German (Wabco) labour rates and the Chinese (probably where the Strutmasters unit came from !). Your new Strutmasters unit will probably be on the car when you finally...
06-09-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Compressor normally throws C2303 Reservoir...

Compressor normally throws C2303 Reservoir plausibility error. No matter what code you get for suspension issues, the ASM always sets the shocks to "Hard" hence your hard ride. It does sound as if...
06-08-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

You need to check the voltage input to the...

You need to check the voltage input to the distributor. There should be volts to the unit which are obviously then used to trigger the coil to produce a spark. Have you put the leads on the ignition...
06-08-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Your cable has rusted up and the extra load on...

Your cable has rusted up and the extra load on the ferrule at the opening lever end means it has probably pulled through. It's done this because some idiot at Jaguar on the production process...
Forum: XF (X260)
06-08-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

What year is your car ? There is the old XF, and...

What year is your car ? There is the old XF, and this forum for the current model from 2015. They look almost identical at a glance, but are totally different. If yours is the older car, post in the...
06-06-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Is it a stock Lucas distributor, or one of those...

Is it a stock Lucas distributor, or one of those after-market electronic ones ? You need to check the wiring diagram and the wiring diagram for any after-market distributor.
06-05-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

These can be a real PITA sometimes ! Were the...

These can be a real PITA sometimes ! Were the hood hinges removed at all ? It's a very long time since I lined the hood on my 1980 XJ, (in around 1992 I think, after a repaint !!), but as I recall,...
06-05-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

First thing to check is - have you a spark from...

First thing to check is - have you a spark from the coil ? It is very easy to get connections wrong when reassembling. Has the car been off the road for a long time ? If so, it might be prudent to...
06-03-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Well, I suppose there is, but in the US and...

Well, I suppose there is, but in the US and Canada, lumping is well established to deal with duff XK engines. The long stud engines with EFI like yours, that would have come out of an XJ Series 3...
06-03-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

I believe you can buy the bushes separately, but...

I believe you can buy the bushes separately, but you have to be mega-careful pressing in and out, because the rear lower arms are aluminium castings, and you could crack the housing. If you're going...
06-03-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Grant, you are absolutely correct ! I do...

Grant, you are absolutely correct ! I do remember taking mine out and cleaning it before reassembly of the timing gear. I have to say I'm not sure if it does have any real benefit, although the...
06-02-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Car looks as if its done a huge mileage judged by...

Car looks as if its done a huge mileage judged by the corrosion on the tower and the nuts securing the spring unit, so if it were me, I'd take off the spring unit for inspection.
06-01-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

When was the last time the air con was...

When was the last time the air con was checked-out ? Unfortunately it is not a "fit and forget" item. It's always better to just let the climate control run all year with the air con set to ON so the...
Forum: XJ ( X351 )
05-31-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The roof popping problem didn't help sales. This...

The roof popping problem didn't help sales. This affected cars from 2009 right up to 2013, with Jaguar remaining totally silent on the issue. The 2017 I drove in January 2018 was wonderful, so it was...
Forum: XF (X260)
05-31-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

There is usually no problem with aftermarket...

There is usually no problem with aftermarket wheels, just check the diameter of the jaguar caps where they insert into the wheels. The centre holes are normally a standard size although I can't...
05-30-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

Your tyres should be 185 width, but the XJ6...

Your tyres should be 185 width, but the XJ6 1968-86 had 205, both 15 inch diameter, later cars even wider tyres. I would stick to wheels that are right for the car, as there is not a lot of room to...
05-30-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

No, you throw them away, they are only there to...

No, you throw them away, they are only there to adjust the ball clearance in the socket. You must also tap out the ball-joint seating ring that is a light press fit in the hubcarrier. A few taps from...
05-28-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

It could well be the inertia switch that cuts the...

It could well be the inertia switch that cuts the voltage to the engine ECU as you mention the car having had a bump. This switch is there to stop the engine if a crash is detected by the switch. ...
Forum: XJ ( X351 )
05-28-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Fraser Mitchell

The essential point to make is that the...

The essential point to make is that the suspension is virtually identical to your old XJR, the only difference being coil-sprung front wheels, so only air springs on the rear, so less to worry about...
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