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Daim 10-03-2014 12:29 PM

What did you do to or buy for your XJ-S/XJS today?
Hi there!

This is a common thread style on many Volvo boards, so I thought I'd carry it over :D

Simply post what you either did to or bought for your XJ-S/XJS today... Pictures, text, videos,... What ever you have! :)

Daim 10-03-2014 12:40 PM

I'll start...

I've been cleaning more parts lately... Funds aren't the best at the moment, so some things have to wait...

The intakes are still going to be blasted yet... To match the thermostat housings :)

ronbros 10-03-2014 01:24 PM

waiting on Fed-EX delivery, replacing steering rack bellows, both sides.

just like a car, always something to repair!

i'll post a pic soon as i get them.

JTsmks 10-03-2014 02:48 PM

I threw the cover from my X300 on top of my XJS (which is also covered) does that count?

FirehawkMike 10-03-2014 04:47 PM

car was delivered last night bought new wiper blades today

M90power 10-03-2014 05:51 PM

today i arranged to meet a seller tomorrow morning and purchase a T5 five speed trans for my XJS.

Greg in France 10-04-2014 03:50 AM

Great idea, Daim. I control my (replacement) electric main fan using the OEM 85 water pump temp switch and the Grant Francis rewire system. I have recently found it cycles on and off too much in stop/go traffic.

I replaced the temp switch with an "On at 92 Off at 87" switch from a Fiat. Works a treat and gives enough hysteresis to stop the cycling. But right now the scarce budget is being soaked up buying parts for my tractor engine rebuild. After 55 years the old Massey Ferguson 23c diesel deserves it!


Brake buster 10-04-2014 04:03 AM

stood in my living room window looking at it in the pouring rain

but she is double covered...


ronbros 10-04-2014 07:46 AM

greg gotta love them old farm tractors, Massey is a good one!

my business for 30yrs was Diesel engine rebuilds, and for hobby ,cars!

superchargedtr6 10-04-2014 09:31 PM

Just finished up working on getting the 6.0 out of a 94 sedan to transplant into my 89 convertible. I got to the full flow oil hoses, and just oh so hate to cut those babies, but looks like my best bet. That, or disassemble the chin spoiler, etc, so I can get to the ends of the hoses where they connect to the oil cooler.....

Broken_Spanners 10-04-2014 10:54 PM

Originally Posted by JTsmks (Post 1071433)
I threw the cover from my X300 on top of my XJS (which is also covered) does that count?

HA! I brushed up against the covered car whilst hauling Lionel train boxes up to the attic (gotta have lots of hobbies, keeps one out of the house and in and out of trouble).

An XJS grows once covered, definitely not a slimming action..

Daim 10-05-2014 07:47 AM

Ordered quite a few bits today... Just to get the engine back together :)

- 3000 mm of 9 mm diameter fuel pipes (injectors, fuel line to pressure regulator, fuel line from fuel cooler)
- 31 sleeves to do the injectors and co
- 2000 mm of 8 mm silicone vacuum hose (black)
- 1000 mm of 5 mm silicone vacuum hose (black)
- 1000 mm of 3 mm silicone vacuum hose (black)
- timing cover plug
- 2x throttle body joint gasket
- 2x return springs (throttle bodies)
- 12x fuel injector seal ring (lower)
- 12x fuel injector mounting ring (upper)
- 1x vacuum hose spacer/adapter
- 4x inlet manifold gaskets (end piece rear)
- 2x inlet manifold gaskets (front end)
- 2x throttle linkage bush
- 1x extra air valve elbow hose
- 2x balance pipe hose
- 1x Marelli distributor air filter
- 1x Marelli distribtor gasket
- 1x gasket for crank case ventilation

And a few other bits and bobs! I hope to have the ol' girl running again by latest end of October! Then she goes into hibernation behind the house under some nice covers :)

Daim 10-05-2014 09:28 AM

Just finished doing the balance pipe and the crank case ventilation pipe. They were cruddy and dirty and not really nice to look at. As you don't see much of them, I'd sanded them down and sprayed them matte black. Less "bling" in the engine bay :)

XJDanny 10-05-2014 10:18 AM

Today I am going to replace my dash warning lights with LEDs. It'll be sweet to finally be able to see if my parking brake light is on with the top down!

Bill C 10-05-2014 10:21 AM

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Starting to get ready for the long winter. Been thinking about buying a new cover.

Daim 10-05-2014 10:56 AM

Like the cover Bill! Would really work well optically! :)

Brake buster 10-05-2014 04:28 PM

fixed the sticky odometer , as it wouldn't pass 100k miles , does now

and fixed the power going to the drivers seat lumbar support pump ,


M90power 10-05-2014 05:54 PM

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i picked up this little gem today

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Safari 10-06-2014 03:28 PM

I bought a Heart Transpant!
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My poor '89 dropped some valve seats so the engine must come out.

I just picked up an '85 donor car. He's a bit scruffy but has a good engine. The rest of his parts will hopefully find good homes.

Surgery begins next week.


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chriskindbooks 10-06-2014 05:23 PM

Changed the oil and filter and looked at the variety of trunk wind deflector / spoilers available on the web.

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