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by XJ4081
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Jaguars and Daimlers
Topic: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...
Replies: 263
Views: 40866

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

When I was cleaning up my engine and especially the V-valley I achieved very good results using WD40 Degreaser spray and my Dremel with a steelbrush-head.

Before

After

I haven't done my inlet manifolds, yet, they are not that dirty, but I'll try out soon.
by XJ4081
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel injector refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Fuel injector refurbishment

Well, I just granted me this little machine for christmas and today I was keen on checking it out ;) . With the support of various videos from youtube and co it is set up pretty easily, the manual is rather in need of improvement. But the usage actually opens up some questions: 1. the mount for the ...
by XJ4081
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Headlining colour?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Headlining colour?

Nope, did not fit it myself. We were doing the rear windscreen frame at the same time that allowed to move the headliner through the rear windscreen opening. But all of the roof panels, a/b/c-pillar-panels, sun-vizor and stuff had to come out and needed new clips.
by XJ4081
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Headlining colour?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Headlining colour?

My supplier (headliner world) offered me three colors: grey, oatmeal (=beige) and cashmere. Cashmere is rather a light brown and I am not 100% sure if it is a genuine XJ40 color or rather a X300 color, but I am almost sure I saw it on some late fourties. I finally went for oatmeal because I thought ...
by XJ4081
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: 93-94
Topic: Interior lights problem
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Interior lights problem

Hello Nico, I have a similar phenomenon on mine, when the passenger front door (=driver door on RHD) is openend, the interior light is not coming on, on all other doors it works fine. At the beginning it at least started flickering for a while and sometimes decided to stay on, sometimes to stay out ...
by XJ4081
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Remove air induction manifold 30.15.01
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Remove air induction manifold 30.15.01

Well, I felt a bit like cleaning it up, now it looks much better imho ;) . Engine cleaned With the camshaft covers off, I naturally wanted the check the valve clearances, too. I could measure it on 12 of the 24 valves without turning the camshaft and they were all well withing spec. Anyway, to compl...
by XJ4081
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Remove air induction manifold 30.15.01
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Remove air induction manifold 30.15.01

I had a closer look at them and I think it's better to change them, they are burnt and rusty. The new ones are not original JCP, they look like they are kind of coated but I guess that's alright. But before fitting anything new, I got to clean that valley, that squirrel that used to reside there has...
by XJ4081
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel injector refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Fuel injector refurbishment

Great description on your website, Leo, and the small embedded vids make it even more comprehensive! If I got you right, you first cleaned the injectors and afterwards refurbed them with new o-rings, pintle caps and filter? That little machine you present looks like it is perfectly designed to do th...
by XJ4081
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: XJ-81
Topic: What fluid is it (2)? Coolant!
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: What fluid is it (2)? Coolant!

From my own experience I can tell that operating the XJ81 at 153mph does not necessarily break the radiator! But it might cause your door mirrors jitter :mrgreen: . I once thought I had a similarly located leak on mine but it was not green fluid but rather clear. I first thought it was coming from t...
by XJ4081
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: XJ-81
Topic: 6.0 extra air valve EBC1198
Replies: 20
Views: 3314

Re: 6.0 extra air valve EBC1198

Hi Rob, that's a good hint, my AAV is not causing any issues at the moment, but since it is very likely to fail one day and only rarely available, it might indeed make sense to put one on the shelf, even though the price seems to have increased already (~202 pounds) :o . Since I expect part prices t...

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