XJ6 & XJ12 Series I, II & III 1968-1992

Turning Engine Over

 
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:41 AM
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Where do I find a good basic guide to turning an engine by hand to stop it getting to gummed up while not being started? there's a magic Jaguar Tool, right?


it's one of these enginey turney wheels, I know it is..


 
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HAHAHAH, special Jag tool,YEP, you, a socket, lots of swear words.

You will need alcohol of course, for YOU, not the engine.

Find a socket to fit that hex nut thingy on the bottom pulley, which is the front end of the crankshaft, and then a breaker bar to fit the socket, and rotate CLOCKWISE ONLY as view looking at the FRONT of the engine.

Unless its going to sit for years, dont bother too much. I went to the MK X yesterday, and its been 3 years, and fresh fuel, intravenously fed to the 3 carbies, charged battery, turned the key, pushed the button, and away it went, FAITH, ya gotta have FAITH.

I removed the sparkers, and reapplied oil to each cylinder, and went home.
 
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20" ​length of 1/2" square tubing, C clamp with 1 5/16" socket. This allows reaching crank nut from top

 
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Got it. So the special Jaguar tool can only be purchased at a pub or bottle store. Understood.
 
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Quick learner, luv ya.

You sir will go far in Jaguar ownership.

Top marks all round.

My MK X venture was a 4 stubbie task. One for each carby, and one after it fired and kept running.
 
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This is my homemade tool. Shortened 1 5/16” socket easily fits in tight space and cutout in handle provides extra turning against pulleys.









 

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