XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 1997 - 2003

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lol.. Not really Though it does get surprisingly good gas mileage, all things considered.. Usually 8-10mpg. Might get 12 if you're lucky. That's why I picked an A2, because it has the smaller Cummins 8.3L turbo. The A1 and older trucks had a naturally aspirated 14L Cummins, which made the same power (though the 8.3 actually makes more torque.) But the 14L Cummins trucks only get 3-4mpg, which is not so great for a daily driver

I'm actually selling it now, as part of my "Jag funding project." I also need to pay off some medical bills for a lower back surgery, etc. I already sold my other daily driver, a '66 Ford Fairlane, to help raise some cash.
Hmmm ... door dings at Walmart must also be irrelevant.
 
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Found this gem directed at those who decree engineers
are gods, and in particular the junior PFY assigned to
writing the owner's manual:

Amateurs built the ark.

Engineers built the Titanic.
 
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Then two sites later, this other gem pops up:

I use a European WIS, which has different Mileage Specs on the ASSYST/Service Sheet. "Conveniently" the USA Sheet makes the intervals to lie JUST outside the "Included Maintenance" period of 4 yrs/50,000 miles.

One such service is the Differential Oil Change. Euro WIS- 80,000km (~48,000 Miles), USA- 60,000 Miles. I opted for the more conservative interval, and am doing the work at 50,000.
Marketing driven maintenance is another one of my usual arguments.

Apparently, I am not the only one who sees it.
 
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I've had the bypass hardware sitting around for
a couple of years. There aren't many convenient
places to plumb it.

One for the engine, one for the transmission.

The transmission appears to be easier, although
finding a place for the remote mounts is still
problematic.
I went with the space saving method and used the internet to store mine.. until I decide where to put it. I hadn't thought of doing the trans, now I have to figure how to do that now...gee, thanks Plums...
I've been out measuring and trying to think of clever places to put it myself the past year. My latest thought may be in the fender because of the large intervals between changing those filters and its not all that bad pulling the skirt, its just 5 grommets.
 
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Amateurs built the ark.

Engineers built the Titanic.
And what ark is that then? The one in a fairy story that makes no sense at all?
 
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Jaguar WSSM2C913B is only mentioned for ROW markets and not NAS.
That is the oil specification that owner's manual of my Euro spec 2000 XJR has as well.

I would like to ask if you guys could help me with this question:

Did Jaguar/Ford specification WSS-M2C913-B (or it's predecessor or successor) apply to any X308 ever?
 
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Thanks, Plums..
good job.
 
 

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