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I guess it is just a matter of semantics. Here in the U.S. it is referred to as an XJ6. The owners manual and VIN classify it that way.
 
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[QUOTE=Ernest Knox;1993932]I guess it is just a matter of semantics. Here in the U.S. it is referred to as an XJ6. The owners manual and VIN classify it that way

Ernest: there is clearly some interference in the ether. We seem unable to get this idea across: Yes, your car is badged as XJ6, but the model range badged as XJ6 began in 1968-9 and continued for the next 4 decades! The only way to differentiate the multiple DIFFERENT cars badged as XJ6 is by other references, so the 1968 to 1973 cars were Series I, the 1974 to 1978 cars were Series II (because they were different) - and the 1979 to 1987 cars were Series III (because they were again different). This SAME Series III body style continued to the very end of 1992 with the V12 engine -and was sold in Canada, Japan, the U.K. , Germany and a couple of other markets in Europe and NOT sold in the US.

BUT, between 1987 and 1994, the car badged as XJ6 (your car!) used an entirely different body, interior, engine, transmission, wheels, trim, glass, switches, wiring...EVERYTHING was different from the Series III XJ6 which came before 1987. This car, your car, is an XJ40 - that is the factory code used to identify your car precisely because it is badged as "XJ6" just as the earlier (and later) were -cars that were completely different from yours! And the "XJ" ( which was indeed badged as an XJ6 was sold in the US and elsewhere from 1987 to 1994 inclusive).

I hope I have made this more clear for you.
 

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yes and if you have a maintenance question about your XJ-6, you need to ask it in the XJ40 forum, because this forum deals with the Series 1, 2, and 3 XJ-6 and 12, but not with the Series 4 XJ, the one you have.

I have a factory video on the development of the XJ40, from circa 1985 when they started the trial runs in Europe. The car is shown camouflagged as they always do when developing a new car.

So in conclusion, your Series 4 was sold from 1988 until 1994 when the X300 body style replaces it but it is still called "XJ-6" until today.



 

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You know, in all the extensive reading I do about Jaguars (company literature, books, magazines, catalogs, online), I just about never see the XJ-40 iteration of the XJ-6 referred to as a ďSeries 4.Ē Certainly not by Jaguar, which named the Series I through III. If it happens itís exceedingly rare. The 40 really isnít a continuation of the original Series cars and has nothing in common with them but name, so it seems fanciful at best to call it ďSeries 4.Ē
Letís not make the nomenclature even more confusing or misleading than it already is!

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Mine was not parking to an XJ6 1990 I took the cover of the box at the end of the wiper motor replaced the switch and walls it parks but in the left side of the car I can live with that dont bather me as long as it park
 
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Originally Posted by sov211 View Post
If you have a 1988 XJ6(which is what you have stated), then you need to understand that your car has NOTHING - nothing - in common with the cars being discussed on this particular list, and that includes the fuse system. There is not a single interchangeable part between the Series III XJ and the car that you have (known by its factory code as XJ40, as Jose has mentioned).
With regard to the particular problem of the wipers not parking properly, the fuse is not the problem- however, you are correct in general in suspecting the fuses first - On the Series I-III XJ that is indeed the very first thing to check for any electrical malfunction.
Jose, please read the Sticky thread post by Doug Dwyer titled "What XJ6 Do I Have". A little knowledge can go a long way.
 
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what exactly do you mean by that? Both Gregory and I have tried to explain you do not have a Series 3 XJ-6, but the newer body style body known as the XJ-40 and un-oficially as the "Series 4" for purposes of clarification inn the forums. This new style of XJ-6 Arrived in the US in 1988.

All Jaguar Saloons since 1968 are known as "XJ-6". But the Series 1, 2, and 3 XJ-6 cars came with a 4.2 liter engine for the US market from 1968 thru 1987. The XJ-40 styled XJ-6 came with a 4 liter or smaller engine, which is what you have.
 
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Originally Posted by Jose View Post
what exactly do you mean by that? Both Gregory and I have tried to explain you do not have a Series 3 XJ-6, but the newer body style body known as the XJ-40 and un-oficially as the "Series 4" for purposes of clarification inn the forums. This new style of XJ-6 Arrived in the US in 1988.

All Jaguar Saloons since 1968 are known as "XJ-6". But the Series 1, 2, and 3 XJ-6 cars came with a 4.2 liter engine for the US market from 1968 thru 1987. The XJ-40 styled XJ-6 came with a 4 liter or smaller engine, which is what you have.
And there it is in your own words,"The XJ-40 style XJ-6". This whole thread got started because I referred to my car as an XJ-6 and you said it wasn't.. So to set things straight, my 1988 Vanden Plas is an XJ-6, but also an XJ-40.
 
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Originally Posted by Ernest Knox View Post
my 1988 Vanden Plas is an XJ-6, but also an XJ-40.
That's it !

(Actually, technically speaking, a Vanden Plas isn't an XJ6. A Vanden Plas is a Vanden Plas, a separate model. In your case, an "XJ40 Type" Vanden Plas. But I'm probably making a mistake by going even deeper into the weeds )

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what I meant Ernest, is that you were asking a question about your car in the wriong forum, since the XJ-40 Wipers are different from the previous year model.

The XJ-40 is also known as the first "Digital" Jaguar. All previous Jaguar were mostly "'Analog".

check this video, it might explain:
https://youtu.be/ZZM42rXKYtE

BTW: yours is a nice example of the 1988 XJ-40.
 

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What is the fix for a 1998 Jag XJ8L for the wipers that just stop sporadically and not at the home location?
 
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Originally Posted by shuyghe View Post
What is the fix for a 1998 Jag XJ8L for the wipers that just stop sporadically and not at the home location?
Not sure on your model, but mine was a blown fuse located beneath the glove box. It was aside from the normal fuses location.
 
 
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