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Hi All , Can anyone advise the difference between a 1980 Daimler double six and 1986 ,both VDP as far as the 2nd edition hard back drivers handbook as I can buy a 1980 book but unable to find a 1986 edition and as I have not seen the book is there a technical difference in the cars that would make the 1980 book not worthwhile. John.
 
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I have a 1986 Vanden Plas handbook in my website, actually the entire folio. Check it out.
It appears to be the same booklet as the Jaguar XJ-6 4.2 but not the 12 cylinder.

6 years would definitely make a difference, the 1986 and 1987 were the last 6 cylinder models of the XJ and Daimler Series 3, and by then the cars had changed quite a bit in more than one ways so the 1980 book will not relate to your car.
 

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Jose is right. Lots of changes from 1980 to 1986.

Some of the fundamentals would be the same so the 1980 version might be better than nothing......but just barely.

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Thanks Jose, How do I find the link to you web, Regards.
 
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Thank You DD ,I have been looking for the hard cover book for years, I recieved one with the 81 Sovereign V12 but not the 86 VDP apart from all the other booklets and service records, Regards
 
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1980 = Pre HE and Bosch D Jetronic EFI,m and Opus Ignition, steel cooling fan.
1986 = HE, P Digital EFI, GM HEI Ignition system, Plastic cooling fan.

Same trans in both.

Thats the VERY BASICS of differences.

Different beasts in many, many ways.
 
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Thanks Jose, How do I find the link to you web, Regards.
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go to the Parts page. Remember this is not a 12 cylinder folio. However, other than the engine, the rest should be the same.
 
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Thanks Jose I will have a look Regards J.
 
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Thanks Grant, I am really very grateful for the advice you all are so willing to give Much Obliged ,J.
 
 
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