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03-10-2019, 09:01 PM
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Posted By fredd60

throttle body

Haven't been to the forum for a while, so don't know if this has been posted. Welsh enterprises has complete throttle bodies listed for about $250.
It has the all important throttle position sensor,...
03-31-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,219
Posted By fredd60

Charge light

Hi Wayne. Regarding the charge light coming on occasionally, I would suspect the alternator brushes being almost worn out. Next, electrical connections to the battery, and to the light; (check for...
03-20-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,545
Posted By fredd60

Angry not the best

I have liked jaguars since 1975, when I bought an S type; good car, travelled everywhere at 100MPH (160kph). Bought an E type before their prices got stupid; it was the best. Series1 XJ, series2 XJ,...
02-27-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,219
Posted By fredd60

Second the thermostat post from thermo. Also, the...

Second the thermostat post from thermo. Also, the thermostat has a "foot" on it, which closes off the bypass pipe. This will make the engine gradually heat up
11-03-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,277
Posted By fredd60

I would take the car to a company that deals...

I would take the car to a company that deals mainly with brakes, and get them to bleed the brakes properly. Eliminate the easy stuff before replacing booster.
06-09-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,838
Posted By fredd60

Had you paid $75K for a new luxury car, what...

Had you paid $75K for a new luxury car, what would it be worth in 10 years time? Whereas your S type will be worth $35-50K?, as it has been fully restored and rustproofed. You will have had 10 years...
01-07-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By fredd60

My rasping noise when blipping the throttle or...

My rasping noise when blipping the throttle or running through the gears, turned out to be a loose baffle in the first muffler. Replacing it fixed the problem.
01-07-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,302
Posted By fredd60

If the car is throwing a lot of different codes,...

If the car is throwing a lot of different codes, it usually points to a dying battery. These cars are VERY fussy about having good voltage. Check that the alternator is putting out the right voltage,...
01-07-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,166
Posted By fredd60

Pull the thermostat and check for correct...

Pull the thermostat and check for correct operation in a pot of water. I put a new thermostat in mine during a rebuild; said 84c on stat, didn't start to open till 92c. What sort of coolant did you...
01-07-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By fredd60

Remove the inlet trunk and check it very...

Remove the inlet trunk and check it very carefully for cracks; also the resonator(tubular piece near throttle body) can crack at the joint. IIRC, I usually put the rubber seal on the throttle body...
09-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 242,397
Posted By fredd60

limp home

From what I have read on this forum, the symptoms you describe; ASC not available, TRAC not available, failsafe engine, when occurring together, indicate a voltage problem, usually attributed to the...
08-20-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,887
Posted By fredd60

A/C problems

It seems you have an airflow problem. Car moving along highway, a/c cold; car stopped a/c not as cold. Have you observed both fans running at full speed when the a/c is on. It is simple to remove...
07-09-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By fredd60

charge

If you had an auto electrician install the alternator and battery, take the car back and get him to look at it. Only other thing I can think of is the earth strap between motor and chassis might be...
07-08-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By fredd60

header tank

Tell your wife to hold the attorneys for the moment. It is most likely just an old header tank which has come to the end of its useful life. Once the car is on the road again, you will be able to...
06-30-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By fredd60

trans

Start the car and put in drive. Gently increase revs, if it engages with a THUMP, then you have a broken A drum in the transmission. This is a known fault and can be fixed relatively cheaply and...
06-30-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,512
Posted By fredd60

transplant

I admire your tenacity for attempting this transplant, and persevering.
As in a previous reply, make sure all the pipes are connected, the small one is part of the fuel vapour recovery system, and...
06-30-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By fredd60

trans fault

I think your car has the mercedes transmission, which has an electrical connection into the gearbox that is prone to leaking oil. Simple fix to remove, clean and replace with new seal.
Member with...
06-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By fredd60

oil leak

Similar story; replaced the cam cover gaskets when I had to repair blown head gasket recently, started leaking oil. When I investigated, seemed as though the gasket was undersize. The spacers on the...
06-07-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,304
Posted By fredd60

engine locked

Have you still got the chains connected on bank2, so a piston isn't hitting a valve; I couldn't tell from your description. Pull the plugs out of bank 2, just on the off chance you have hydraulic...
06-01-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,304
Posted By fredd60

head removal

I have just had the heads off mine; you can remove them with the manifolds attached. If you are going to replace the lower tensioners and chains, be careful undoing the seemingly large bolts holding...
05-31-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By fredd60

trays

Under tray keeps the front end on the road at 150MPH :), and mainly stops hot radiator air recirculating when idling in traffic.
05-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,034
Posted By fredd60

x308 bluetooth

This attachment covers installation of a Motorola T605, but the wiring colours and diagrams should help you. Let me know if the file doesn't appear properly; first time I have uploaded here.
05-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,304
Posted By fredd60

engine siezed

What are the consumer protection laws in your part of the world. I know it is an old car, but the law might state that a vehicle must last longer than the drive home. If you contact the dealer, he...
05-23-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fredd60

oil burning

Reply to Bcrary3, if you can smell the oil burning, then it is probably leaking from the cam covers. If you do remove them, there needs to be a dab of sealant placed on the joint between head and...
05-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fredd60

oil burning

What viscosity oil are you running? If the outside temperature is 90 or 100F, and you are scooting along, a thin oil might be getting past the rings. If it doesn't drop below freezing where you...
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