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I noticed this while checking out an ad on ebay for a 1995 Jaguar XJS.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Jaguar...MAAOSwaAtcdda7




 
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That looks like the cam cover of the AJ16 that was in our 1995 VDP Sedan.
 
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Odd Looking combination too. AJ 16 engine with old teves brakes.
 
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Standard later AJ16 valve cover made of magnesium. The older square one was replaced by that. It is retrofitable...
 
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Standard later AJ16 valve cover made of magnesium. The older square one was replaced by that. It is retrofitable...
I thought there were only two 4.0 engines:
The older square one would be AJ6 with exposed plug /coil wires, no?



..and newer AJ16 with trim cap on top and rounder main cover:


 
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Hmmm I’ve never seen that either. Only seen black with ribs (AJ6) and silver without ribs (AJ16)
 
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I thought there were only two 4.0 engines:
The older square one would be AJ6 with exposed plug /coil wires, no?



..and newer AJ16 with trim cap on top and rounder main cover:

Just noticed the ribs.

Maybe the Aston Martin DB6 Version?
 
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Protoype?
 
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Interesting cover. Would be great to know the background.

The VIN is too late to be a prototype AJ16 car. The 2 pre-prod AJ16 cars that I know both have the smooth cover.

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