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XJ6 S3 Adjusting idle - How the hell?!!

 
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:52 PM
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Default XJ6 S3 Adjusting idle - How the hell?!!

Hello all!

So i am holed up with a cold in bed but been thinking about adjusting the idle.

Prior to getting a cold i had adjusted the butterfly which went swell.

Could you please tell / show me how the hell I am meant to get my Hex into that blasted hole???!!!

How have you guys hacked the hex key to fit? I just cant get to it. No matter what i do.

I would appreciated any pics and advice!!!

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Some do cut off an allen key to suit, yes

I use a allen socket. I can just wiggle it into place and turn it with my thumb and forefinger.

If the screw is very hard to turn (they often are) it's probably gummed-up underneath.....and the air passage is likely gummed-up as well. The fix here is to remove the air distribution block and clean things up. Order a new gasket first. On removal you'll see the 'over run valve'....which looks like a spring. Pay close attention to how it is installed so you don't reinstall it backwards


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Some do cut off an allen key to suit, yes

I use a allen socket. I can just wiggle it into place and turn it with my thumb and forefinger.

If the screw is very hard to turn (they often are) it's probably gummed-up underneath.....and the air passage is likely gummed-up as well. The fix here is to remove the air distribution block and clean things up. Order a new gasket first. On removal you'll see the 'over run valve'....which looks like a spring. Pay close attention to how it is installed so you don't reinstall it backwards


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Hi Doug

What size socket would I need? The allen is a 7/32 correct?

and is there anything I need to look out for when taking apart and cleaning the block?

trying to find a gasket but no joy so far!

thank you

 
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The gasket is part # EAC1743. Hit up the usual Jaguar suppliers

I think 7/32" is correct. Memory a bit hazy. I think the link I gave mentions the size

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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
The gasket is part # EAC1743. Hit up the usual Jaguar suppliers

I think 7/32" is correct. Memory a bit hazy. I think the link I gave mentions the size

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thanks again Doug.

just re read and yes 7/32. Currenlty have a cold so my brain is on and off.

will hit up the gasket number tomorrow.

Trying not to sound too like a noob but is is just air flowing through there correct?

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Right. Just air.

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