XK / XKR ( X150 ) 2006 - 2014

Engine swap

 
  #21  
Old 06-09-2019, 12:34 PM
DannyJ's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Israel
Posts: 62
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Removing the left bank cover you need first to remove the oil stick tube. I never succeeded that...And if I did how the hell can it be stuck back in without access???

How did you take it out ?

Thanks
 
  #22  
Old 06-09-2019, 05:57 PM
kj07xk's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Naperville, Illinois USA
Posts: 3,207
Received 797 Likes on 645 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by DannyJ View Post
Removing the left bank cover you need first to remove the oil stick tube. I never succeeded that...And if I did how the hell can it be stuck back in without access???

How did you take it out ?

Thanks
See post #58 in this thread:
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...-199975/page3/
 
  #23  
Old 06-10-2019, 12:01 AM
DannyJ's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Israel
Posts: 62
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by kj07xk View Post
That's a great tip for easy put the tube back but I can't pull it out....it won't move up enough to get it off the screw !
Any tip for that ?

Thanks
 
  #24  
Old 06-13-2019, 09:47 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Tucson Az
Posts: 14
Received 43 Likes on 7 Posts
Default Drivability, cooling, voltage issues

Some updates guys; So Ive been test driving this kitty up and down trying to work out the bugs and when she gets up and running she is smooth and quite fast. When Im idling I get an overheating warning, but if I rev up it cools down. Also when Im driving the temp is normal. I installed a new waterpump, thermostat, radiator, and coolant.
Next up is a stutter/skip while accelerating at low speeds. If I step on it, she gets up and goes, but during gentle acceleration I feel that stutter until I get to cruising speed, then she purrs along.
Last might not be an issue, I was getting 13.2v reading for the charging system. Replaced the battery and it went up to 13.6-13.7, but not the 14v+ I was expecting. Only code thats it thrown these last two days is O2 sensor bank 1. Im still burning off the oil that is in the exhaust from the last engine before I try swapping out the O2. I can smell it burning a little still and after a nice run she smokes a little.
Any suggestions, ideas, or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
  #25  
Old 06-13-2019, 11:09 PM
Patrick Wong's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Green Valley, AZ USA
Posts: 339
Received 57 Likes on 44 Posts
Default

Regarding the engine overheating, has that issue gone away now that you've installed a new coolant pump, thermostat, and radiator?

Regarding the engine performance under moderate acceleration, perhaps the mass air flow sensor needs to be removed and sprayed with MAF cleaner spray?

13.6VDC seems low for the alternator output - do you believe that your digital multimeter is accurate? For example if you measure a fresh new 9V alkaline battery, what measurement do you get? It should be around 9.6V.
 

Last edited by Patrick Wong; 06-13-2019 at 11:11 PM.
  #26  
Old 06-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Tucson Az
Posts: 14
Received 43 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

The cooling issue it despite the fact that I swapped out all those parts. I did them when the engine was out as a preemptive move, and to start with a solid baseline moving forward with the ownership and maintenance of the car.
MAF is my next move, thatís the first thing that came to mind. As far as my multimeter, I have a snap on one and also a snap on battery/alternator tester. I tested with both.
 
  #27  
Old 06-14-2019, 07:21 PM
Patrick Wong's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Green Valley, AZ USA
Posts: 339
Received 57 Likes on 44 Posts
Default

Since the engine overheating appears to occur only when the car is at a stop, I suggest you check the operation of the radiator fans. Turn on the air conditioner compressor, and satisfy yourself that the fans are sucking air from the front grille so the air flows towards the engine.

Also, is the engine coolant level remaining at the top of the overflow reservoir; or have you noticed that the level is not stable?
 
The following users liked this post:
Sean W (06-15-2019)
  #28  
Old 06-15-2019, 06:22 AM
110reef's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 670
Received 189 Likes on 138 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Patrick Wong View Post
Since the engine overheating appears to occur only when the car is at a stop, I suggest you check the operation of the radiator fans. Turn on the air conditioner compressor, and satisfy yourself that the fans are sucking air from the front grille so the air flows towards the engine.

Also, is the engine coolant level remaining at the top of the overflow reservoir; or have you noticed that the level is not stable?
Is there a way to ensure that all the air is out of the system?
 
  #29  
Old 06-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Patrick Wong's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Green Valley, AZ USA
Posts: 339
Received 57 Likes on 44 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 110reef View Post
Is there a way to ensure that all the air is out of the system?
I am not aware of a way other than keeping the engine coolant level full at the reservoir and checking to make sure the level is not dropping.
 
  #30  
Old 06-15-2019, 08:31 PM
Cee Jay's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kaysville, Utah, US
Posts: 5,500
Received 1,176 Likes on 876 Posts
Default

The old Lincoln LSs had two bleeder ports in the engine compartment to evacuate the cooling system. It was really a pita to get those things filled properly. I know, that doesn't help a bit.
 
  #31  
Old 06-15-2019, 11:30 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8,337
Received 3,743 Likes on 2,205 Posts
Default

Use a vacuum bleeder.
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
88-xjsv12
XJS ( X27 )
4
12-05-2014 01:22 AM
MarkR
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 )
11
04-29-2013 01:20 PM
misham64
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
12
10-19-2010 01:33 PM
texmanmoore
S-Type / S type R Supercharged V8 ( X200 )
1
07-01-2008 10:53 PM
XJ40 ( XJ81 )
5
06-10-2007 06:03 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Engine swap


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: