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Yesterday, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Ranchero50

How much tint are you running on the tail lamps? ...

How much tint are you running on the tail lamps? I think they actually look good like that and not overly dark.
Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,889
Posted By Ranchero50

What parts? Do you have a list? The cooling...

What parts? Do you have a list? The cooling parts on N/A cars aren't that difficult to do. I did 90% of them on my old Lincoln LS. I will say the plastic T stat housing a really bad design and...
06-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ranchero50

I think I could get into a limited slip setup for...

I think I could get into a limited slip setup for under $500 if I really wanted to. I documented some of what I found in my rebuild thread. Basically pick up a larger used '00-02 LS 8" chunk with...
06-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ranchero50

Emergency repair ended up being a LS swap to open...

Emergency repair ended up being a LS swap to open 3.58's. Nailed it in 2nd going through a short tunnel this morning and it spun just the slightest bit. The processor didn't pull any power out that...
06-15-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ranchero50

Hey Brutal, one thing I noticed during my diff...

Hey Brutal, one thing I noticed during my diff swap was the front subframe bolts has a whitish liquid come out once the bolts were loosened. Were these dampened at one time? I didn't mess with the...
06-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Ranchero50

You'll need to take the lens off and repair the...

You'll need to take the lens off and repair the wiring. The UV exposure from the lamp is hard on the wiring covering. Download the free service and wiring manuals to help figure out what fuses feed...
06-13-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Ranchero50

This is why we do what we do...

This is why we do what we do...
06-12-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Ranchero50

I'm going with wonky battery. A new one is...

I'm going with wonky battery. A new one is cheaper than an hour of a tech probing around your car chasing ghosts.
06-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By Ranchero50

Red face That's weird.

That's weird.
06-12-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ranchero50

I pop the hood each time I get fuel, check the...

I pop the hood each time I get fuel, check the oil, coolant level and see if anything is coming unglued. Quite a few folks check it out while I do.
06-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ranchero50

Buy what you want, just be aware of what may and...

Buy what you want, just be aware of what may and will happen down the road. I don't think either are a good buy for someone who can't / won't work on their own vehicle.
06-12-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Ranchero50

Download the free factory manual from the sticky...

Download the free factory manual from the sticky at the top of this forum list.
06-12-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By Ranchero50

You'll need one from a UK car, not the US spec. ...

You'll need one from a UK car, not the US spec. UK does the same thing, only opposite sides. So get the UK reverse light and replace your red unit with that one. Should be plug and play since your...
06-12-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Ranchero50

There are a ton, just Google them. Quite a few...

There are a ton, just Google them. Quite a few dealer do sell online but from my experience most are pulling from Jag's national warehouse source and don't have the parts on hand which delays...
06-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,889
Posted By Ranchero50

Any updates? Hoping that it isn't terminal.

Any updates? Hoping that it isn't terminal.
06-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ranchero50

Cold start, random rattle from up front for the...

Cold start, random rattle from up front for the first couple seconds. The VVT uses engine oil pressure to vary the timing and it bleeds around the VVT piston or valve seals when shut off.
06-10-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ranchero50

Did you go with the higher capacity version from...

Did you go with the higher capacity version from the Mercedes or Beamers?
06-10-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ranchero50

Not trying to kick him at all. I think his is an...

Not trying to kick him at all. I think his is an excellent example of what looks like a great car to buy. And then he got it home and stuff started failing. It's a classic bad used car buying...
06-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 74,903
Posted By Ranchero50

I've found that quite often it's just Chinese...

I've found that quite often it's just Chinese immigrants selling the stuff, possibly even getting shipped to the US to do it. I buy a product that I like ad has good enough quality for my needs. ...
06-10-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ranchero50

At a $15k price point I think a PPI is pretty...

At a $15k price point I think a PPI is pretty pointless. You're going to be higher mileage, not as meticulously maintained cars. Rev Sam's car is a pretty good bad example. I'd be more concerns...
06-10-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ranchero50

For an '07-09 purchase in that price range, 125k....

For an '07-09 purchase in that price range, 125k. The 4.2 is pretty bulletproof and the power train should last 225k with the maintenance that come with that many mile and years of heat cycles on...
06-07-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Ranchero50

Yeah, junk yard with the same vintage Fords or...

Yeah, junk yard with the same vintage Fords or other Jags should have a similar connection. Pity it's such a PITA to get the rear lamp housing off the body.
06-07-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Ranchero50

Don't unbolt the ball stud, use a thin flat blade...

Don't unbolt the ball stud, use a thin flat blade screw driver to partially remove the black "C" spring that holds the socket on the ball stud. Takes five seconds and to go back on you just snap the...
06-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

Thumbs up I'll eventually go silicone but for $7 Lowes got...

I'll eventually go silicone but for $7 Lowes got me back on the road within an hour of finding the problem.
06-07-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 80,452
Posted By Ranchero50

Mobil 1 Synthetic. It had the alternative...

Mobil 1 Synthetic. It had the alternative grading. I didn't see anything on the Valvoline they had at A/Z.
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