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What pipe is this? Do you have a non-factory H pipe installed?
It looks like where the two manifolds drop down and collect. They'll drip when first started and warming up. As far as I know, nothing on the vehicle is non-factory.
 
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I didn't set it on fire or call the scrap yard to come get it.
 
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Took it to a paintless dent repair shop to erase evidence of parking in public places. Straight and smooth down both sides now.
 
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I went for a cruise after replacing this:



with this:



Took a couple of days to clean up and fit replacement diff (which was the reason I had to drop it out) etc, but well worth it!
 
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I went for a cruise after replacing this:



with this:



Took a couple of days to clean up and fit replacement diff (which was the reason I had to drop it out) etc, but well worth it!
Very impressive.
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Thanks Graham, it felt good too - only thing is that the front end feels loose-ish in comparison now, so that's getting the treatment next!
 
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wow, excellent work

also where does everyone order parts? i need a new Thermostat, and Spark Plugs

is there a online site, or should i head to the Dealership
 

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wow, excellent work

also where does everyone order parts? i need a new Thermostat, and Spark Plugs

is there a online site, or should i head to the Dealership
Thanks:-)

There are a few online parts sites in the UK, not sure about in the US though?

I am sure that you could ship parts from the UK to US but by the time you pay for shipping it might be as cheap to go to the Dealer?

Might be worth having a look at this:

British Parts UK Jaguar | Land Rover parts export | British Parts UK

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Rockauto for the thermostat and likely the plugs as well. If you buy the Gates thermostat it is a repackaged OEM Waxstat exactly the same as from the dealer.

Look for the current coupon in the vendor section as they are a current JF sponsor.
 
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Originally Posted by Safi View Post
wow, excellent work

also where does everyone order parts? i need a new Thermostat, and Spark Plugs

is there a online site, or should i head to the Dealership
Rockauto for consumer/retail. WorldPac through the shop.
 
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ok now spark plugs ive read the multiple threads, and i see big arguments about gap size, OE, and Bosch vs NGK, on rock auto i will most likely go for the Bosch as the NGK are 3x the price, all i want to know is which Bosch plug to get they have how many different plugs!!!!
 
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Replaced rear brake pads (rotors ok) with Posi Quiet Semi Metallic pads. I am VERY happy with them - no squealing or any other issues.
 
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Holy Schnikes, the shipping from Rock Auto is more then my list of parts i have!!!
 
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ok now spark plugs ive read the multiple threads, and i see big arguments about gap size, OE, and Bosch vs NGK, on rock auto i will most likely go for the Bosch as the NGK are 3x the price, all i want to know is which Bosch plug to get they have how many different plugs!!!!
There is a bewildering choice!

Here is the available range of eight types from Bosch for your 2000 XJ8:



The numbers on the left are Bosch part numbers. All are suitable and the price difference is largely down to how long they will retain an accurate gap and will last. Choose how much you want to spend.

The good news is five out of the eight types are pre-set to the correct gap so wouldn't need worry about setting them if you choose one of the pre-set options.

If you choose one of the others, the gap is shown in the bottom line here:



Jaguar recommend NGK plugs which is why the name is shown in the Vehicle Care Handbook but the same gap applies to Bosch.

Graham
 
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What pipe is this? Do you have a non-factory H pipe installed?
I looked in JTIS and it's at the first clamp where the cats connect to the front muffler as described within JTIS. I'm not sure about an index ring, but it appears identical to what is shown in JTIS and installed correctly. I'll have to get under there, loosen the clamps and torque them properly to the specified 60-80 Nm.
 
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where does everyone buy the orange Jaguar coolant?
 
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[QUOTE=Dinger;616526]Changed all the light bulbs to Xenon and boy what a difference in night vision. Great bulbs and cheap and easy to replace.[/QUOTE]

okay- so Dinger is in London. here in the US, i've not seen "Xenon" bulbs in the local auto parts store. my X308 appears (from the outside) to have conventional small halogen-insert bulbs. forgive my ignorance, but i am under the impression that Xenon headlights are a different breed entirely.

can we get real Xenon bulbs here in the US? i've seen cars at night with blue-tint halogens, but it's no comparison to meeting a car with true Xenon lights.

what's the best replacement bulb for a US X308? is there any truth to the advertising of the Sylvania SilverStar bulbs? is there really a way to convert my X308 to Xenon just by changing the bulbs-- if so, where do i get 'em, and what's the cost?

thanks!!
fred
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:26 AM
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Xenon is a type of gas thats all that xenon is, now Xenon gas can be found in HID bulb (High Intensity Discharge) a HID bulb requires a special ballast to ignite the Xenon filled bulb, now converting your headlamps to HID is not a simple take out the bulb and swap it, takes some time, also for ever different bulb you change you will need another HID ballast

now last time i checked HID kits are not available at your local autoparts store, only online, there are a ton of kits online, but other X308 members use and recommend Kensun and HIDeXtra

there are many threads on here regarding HID kits and swaps https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...id-u-do-83141/, https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...upgrade-61476/
 
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Originally Posted by Safi View Post
where does everyone buy the orange Jaguar coolant?
I buy mine from my local Jaguar Dealer but there's nothing magical about their orange coolant. You can source OAT (Organic Acid Technology) Extended Life orange coolant from any Auto parts store.

The important thing to look out for is the specification. It must comply with or exceed WSS M97B44-D. This specification will appear on the container label.

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i ended up buying 2 liters of Jaguar coolant online for $13 a piece
 

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