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Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Carnival Kid

Selling/buying older vehicles is always...

Selling/buying older vehicles is always problematic, the seller often thinks he/she has a future classic and therefore worth a small fortune, and the buyer always thinks he/she can get a deal for...
Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,479
Posted By Carnival Kid

I thought it was time this thread was...

I thought it was time this thread was revitalized..........

These are the things I planned for 2019, and got done..................

1) Trunk Struts DONE
2) Intake valley heater hoses and 3-way...
07-20-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Carnival Kid

Something lost in translation there! May...

Something lost in translation there!

May need to edit the post.
07-20-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

I'm thinking if you remove the fascia piece and...

I'm thinking if you remove the fascia piece and "stretch" the metal spring clips that hold the center fascia piece into those square retaining slots it may secure the piece better?
07-20-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Carnival Kid

Ebay often brings good results, and of course...

Ebay often brings good results, and of course there's Autotrader, CarGuru etc, etc.,

And there's really nothing wrong with Craigslist, there are often some very nice vehicles on there. Reputable...
07-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

My repaired TRAC/ABS module arrived back today. ...

My repaired TRAC/ABS module arrived back today.

It was a simple job to reinstall, and now no TRAC/ABS waning lights......perfect!

I can recommend "Module Repair Pro" in Los Angeles, their...
07-20-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Carnival Kid

A lot of nice cars attract good prices on "Bring...

A lot of nice cars attract good prices on "Bring A Trailer"

https://bringatrailer.com/submit-a-vehicle/

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-jaguar-xj8-6/
...
07-19-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,343
Posted By Carnival Kid

Yikes, yes, that's pretty scary feedback!...

Yikes, yes, that's pretty scary feedback! https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.jaguarforums.com-vbulletin/15x15/wow_31f0b97145c82867a59d2872f01f3b42301fa99b.gif
07-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

KC that has to be frustrating, especially after...

KC that has to be frustrating, especially after all that renovation!Damned sporadic problems can be difficult to track down, good luck with the investigation.
07-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

Chrisjag, had never noticed them until you...

Chrisjag, had never noticed them until you pointed them out, now they seem obvious!

A simple and useful design, this info is deserving of the "Did You Know" thread.
07-18-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,343
Posted By Carnival Kid

A nice, 21 year-old, low mileage 1998 VDP sold...

A nice, 21 year-old, low mileage 1998 VDP sold for $12,500.

Doesn't mention tensioners being done, or any of the other time related issues.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-jaguar-xj8-6/
07-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Carnival Kid

Excellent write up, so pleased you caught those...

Excellent write up, so pleased you caught those tensioners just in time!

If I remember correctly, the A26 does have variable valve timing, but it is a two position system operating through...
07-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Carnival Kid

Don't think you can now, a moderator would have...

Don't think you can now, a moderator would have to do it, just best to avoid it in the future posts.
07-16-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Carnival Kid

If you are not mechanically inclined, you will...

If you are not mechanically inclined, you will need to find a reputable mechanic.

Also you need to condense your threads as duplicate threads on the same subject confuse things. :)
07-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Carnival Kid

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

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07-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

I started getting the "TRAC not available/ASB not...

I started getting the "TRAC not available/ASB not available" message a couple of weeks ago. It was intermittent, then it got regular. I had cleaned my wheel speed sensors in the past, so suspected...
07-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Carnival Kid

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page at...

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page at this link it states that the 3.2 and 4.0 use the same service kit for timing chain replacement....
07-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 358,965
Posted By Carnival Kid

I have been messing around with under-hood tool...

I have been messing around with under-hood tool kits, trying to get the right materials, and items at the best prices. I think I finally have it right.

I ended up making three different designs....
Forum: Marketplace
07-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Carnival Kid

Under-Hood Toolkit(s)

The UK versions of our X308s came with a factory toolkit under the hood. These are available from time to time, usually in the UK, and usually at a pretty high price. Not willing to pay $125 plus...
07-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Carnival Kid

Do any of these diagrams help? ...

Do any of these diagrams help?

https://www.jaguarmerriamparts.com/parts/2001/Jaguar/XJ8/L/?siteid=215718&vehicleid=202494&section=BODY%20HARDWARE&group=FRONT%20DOOR
07-12-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Carnival Kid

This is the X308 1997-2003 section, I think the...

This is the X308 1997-2003 section, I think the XF260 section is where you will get more responses.

(I can't help but wonder what the 2102 XF model will look like 83 years from now).
07-09-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Carnival Kid

Because the key is rarely used to unlock the...

Because the key is rarely used to unlock the trunk the internal mechanism often gets stuck, a squirt or two of WD40 in the key hole and some back and forth wiggling with the key often manages to free...
07-09-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By Carnival Kid

I'm sure it will be fine, 250ftlbs is a lot of...

I'm sure it will be fine, 250ftlbs is a lot of torque!
07-08-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Carnival Kid

MS's and JH's suggestions are perfectly safe and...

MS's and JH's suggestions are perfectly safe and good solutions, and would probably work as well as a new gasket, but a new gasket will definitely be the right solution, so a wait of a week is worth...
07-08-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Carnival Kid

Surely the simple answer is to use the actual key...

Surely the simple answer is to use the actual key in the drivers door to access the interior of the car, or similarly use the actual key to open the trunk and access the car's battery?
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