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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-22-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,686
Posted By EcbJag

How Should An XJ-S "Feel"?

My '86 Jag's suspension situation is probably as bad as it could be and who could blame it, the car is 33 years old. The bushes and body mounts are disintegrated, the springs and shocks are shot,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-21-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By EcbJag

The idler pulley will likely have to be sourced...

The idler pulley will likely have to be sourced from the UK. Contact Simply Performance.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-03-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By EcbJag

Ah yes, there are car electrics and then there...

Ah yes, there are car electrics and then there are Lucas Electrics.

One quote from Joseph Lucas’s Electrical Theory reminded me of a recent addition to my tool cart:
...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-01-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By EcbJag

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_2c1c367e4b6e86bc5d49074bf8267f51b297013e.jpg
Taken from “You & Your Jaguar XJS” by Nigel Thorley. A good book to pick up
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-28-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By EcbJag

You may have it installed backwards or something....

You may have it installed backwards or something. It should use the same belt.

I replaced my air pump with the same idler pulley that came from England as well, and the same belt worked fine for...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-25-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By EcbJag

Pull a spark plug and see if it's wet with fuel...

Pull a spark plug and see if it's wet with fuel after cranking
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-19-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,711
Posted By EcbJag

Here's a 3.31 for sale. ...

Here's a 3.31 for sale.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/los-gatos-jaguar-differential-331-posi/6865793472.html

You may want to snag it before I do :D
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-18-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By EcbJag

warrjon- what is the advance on Australia spec...

warrjon- what is the advance on Australia spec cars?
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By EcbJag

Can't speak to the difficulty to rebuild but if...

Can't speak to the difficulty to rebuild but if for $20 more you get a rebuilt part with a warranty on it then that seems like a pretty good deal compared to the price of the seal kit.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By EcbJag

The Flux Capacitor has been mended! :D One...

The Flux Capacitor has been mended! :D

One of the securing clips from the pillar gauges fell off and got jammed in the Speedo. What are the chances right?
...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-12-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By EcbJag

Have any more left warrjon?

Have any more left warrjon?
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By EcbJag

I seriously doubt it; they'd have to be used...

I seriously doubt it; they'd have to be used panels. Opinions vary on this sort of thing, but if it's not that bad yet, there's no reason why the rust can't be ground out, the metal rust treated,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-12-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By EcbJag

Thanks Doug, that's what I was thinking too. No...

Thanks Doug, that's what I was thinking too. No doubt I was going faster than 79 Brewtech, just a matter of whether it's the sending unit on the transmission or the speedo itself :-)

I'll pull...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-11-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By EcbJag

I Can't Go Faster Than 79 MPH

Something interesting happened today. Driving home from work I decided to stretch her legs a bit and dropped her into 2nd gear. Ran 2nd all the way out to redline and noticed that the speedo was only...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By EcbJag

Determine if the clicking you hear is the starter...

Determine if the clicking you hear is the starter solenoid or the starter relay. The relay is located under a black plastic cover on the right side of the engine bay near the hood/bonnet latch. It is...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-11-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By EcbJag

It is in the trunk on the right side behind the...

It is in the trunk on the right side behind the carpeted panel by the battery. Kind of tucked away in the "flying buttress". I believe it is attached with 3 small nuts, the large connector, and a...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-10-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By EcbJag

'82 was the first year for the HE but there were...

'82 was the first year for the HE but there were lots of changes from '82-'89.

On the interior specifically the '89 has different seats (and seat rails), active seat belts, Delanair MkIII climate...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-03-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By EcbJag

The stay spring on the hinge of my coupe's...

The stay spring on the hinge of my coupe's driver's door broke so I went about replacing it. Agree 100%. Talk about a can of worms. Never thought about the number of angles and dimensions one has to...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-01-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By EcbJag

The only thing that comes to mind is that you...

The only thing that comes to mind is that you have to enter the code as quickly as you can. Mine won't accept the code unless I enter it fast. If the code is entered wrong enough times I believe it...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-31-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By EcbJag

I would just simply replace it as well. Much more...

I would just simply replace it as well. Much more straightforward and reliable of a solution. However the question posed was how to repair it and I recalled reading about a method of using the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-29-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By EcbJag

http://www.jag-lovers.org/xj-s/book/XJS_help.pdf ...

http://www.jag-lovers.org/xj-s/book/XJS_help.pdf

Page 132

If you haven't read Kirby Palm's book I highly suggest you find time to read it cover to cover. It's considered by many to be THE book...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-28-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By EcbJag

Again, I'm not totally sure of this but I think...

Again, I'm not totally sure of this but I think the the microswitch on the throttle pedestal and that blue/white vacuum switch both trigger the same fuel enrichment function on the ECU. It's an...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-28-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By EcbJag

+1 with Greg oil pump/pressurizing oil...

+1 with Greg

oil pump/pressurizing oil galleries

IME some V12’s do it, some don’t, I wouldn’t worry
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-28-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By EcbJag

On one side, the distributor has a hose that runs...

On one side, the distributor has a hose that runs underneath the B bank manifold and terminates somewhere near the fuse box on the left hand side of the engine bay with what looks like a small lawn...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By EcbJag

Aside from the vac advance I would leave the...

Aside from the vac advance I would leave the vacuum lines to and from the distributor cap alone as they draw fresh air into the distributor and prevent the build up of gasses that could ignite and...
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