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Flooded XJ81

panarabica
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby panarabica » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:43 pm

Well the full fuel tank certainly is a bonus, at todays petrol prices it adds to the value of the car :lol:
@Katar83: It wasn't that easy peasy but I did not have to invest in spares to get her running again. I did let it run for about 30 minutes or so, temperature and oil pressure is spot on. She needs a full service inkl. rear spring conversion as well and the exhaust attended to.

Next step is reassembly which I want to get done in the next weeks. As I am starting a new job tomorrow there will be probably less time at hand, so I need to see how I will handle it.
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pimgmx
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby pimgmx » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:53 pm

panarabica wrote:Find out more about the car, by watching Part 1 and Part 2 of the Youtube video below.

You should have titled those videos "Rare hand-built V12 limousine flooded: will it start?" to tickle all the YouTube algorithms and get a gazillion viewers... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jokes aside: great footage, and it was wonderful to literally HEAR your enthusiasm in that second video clip!!!

The exhaust noise might 'just' be resonating noises of the water in the exhaust system, just leave it outside with a running engine for a while, like @katar83 already suggested.
And only a bulb warning light on the dash, that's much better performance in the Gremlin department than most XJ40s/81s out there!!! :D

Oh, and it looks like you - like me - came across some handwritten stuff on the back of your interior panels, apparently a common thing with the SVO-built Insignias...

[edit] just read your last comment: good luck with the new job!!!

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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:44 pm

Brilliant videos, thanks for sharing, truly a labour of love :D
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Wilfred88
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby Wilfred88 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:22 pm

I absolutely love the story about this flooded xj12, and the video is priceless!

very nice job!

panarabica
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby panarabica » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:44 pm

Thanks guys, I need to bring her together now, but before that I will do some hardcore drying to make sure that there is no water in the wiring loom. Seems like that is a late killer for many flooded cars.
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby pimgmx » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:20 pm

Natural ventilation if and when possible, and bags of silica gel for the more obscure places…

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the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

katar83
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Re: Flooded XJ81

Postby katar83 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:22 am

Meh, nothing will get rid of moisture as good as a dehumidifier running inside the car for a day. Lock the car, shut the vents to internal and run external dehumidifier until it's bone dry. You'll see when it's dry when there will be no more water collecting in the tank. Simple :ugeek:
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