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Daimler XJ40 4.0

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Oddly enough, after two days the fuse warning light went out, which was great but, it was immediately replaced by the bulb warning light!
I did have a brief panic that I’d bought a car with electrical gremlins so, was relieved when I checked and noted a side light was out!
That’s all sorted so, I’m free of warning lights - for the moment......
My next little interior job is to sort out some of the dash illumination as the gear selection isn’t illuminated although the actual gear is and, the control panel to the right of the steering wheel with the computer has no illumination as well so I want to get those done as I do drive quite a bit at night and do like playing with all my buttons!!
Are they liable to be quite easy little jobs or, are they the ‘should be easy’ but, seem to involve quantum physics?
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
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1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:32 pm

I’ve used the car over the last few days as a continuation of its ‘shakedown’ process. I’ve been using it fairly regularly but only on relatively short journeys, usually no longer than 10 miles but, come the summer, I want to take her to France so I need to know she’s fine on the longer runs.
I had to pop up to Exeter for a bit of shopping with Mrs G so we took the Daimler. It’s just over 100 miles each way and the car behaved faultlessly.
No strange noises or any warning lights and I managed well in excess of 30mpg (according to the computer!), I’m quite pleased.
In fact, fuel economy is much better than I remember on the 3.2? My last tank worked out at 26 mpg with a mixture of driving. I’m more than happy with that!
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:49 pm

mikegamble wrote:I’ve used the car over the last few days as a continuation of its ‘shakedown’ process. I’ve been using it fairly regularly but only on relatively short journeys, usually no longer than 10 miles but, come the summer, I want to take her to France so I need to know she’s fine on the longer runs.
I had to pop up to Exeter for a bit of shopping with Mrs G so we took the Daimler. It’s just over 100 miles each way and the car behaved faultlessly.
No strange noises or any warning lights and I managed well in excess of 30mpg (according to the computer!), I’m quite pleased.
In fact, fuel economy is much better than I remember on the 3.2? My last tank worked out at 26 mpg with a mixture of driving. I’m more than happy with that!


Sounds promising.
That’s good going, especially with all those Cornish hills!

They do get better with regular use.
Just make sure you have that spare CPS in the glovebox!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:56 pm

mikegamble wrote:Oddly enough, after two days the fuse warning light went out, which was great but, it was immediately replaced by the bulb warning light!
I did have a brief panic that I’d bought a car with electrical gremlins so, was relieved when I checked and noted a side light was out!
That’s all sorted so, I’m free of warning lights - for the moment......
My next little interior job is to sort out some of the dash illumination as the gear selection isn’t illuminated although the actual gear is and, the control panel to the right of the steering wheel with the computer has no illumination as well so I want to get those done as I do drive quite a bit at night and do like playing with all my buttons!!
Are they liable to be quite easy little jobs or, are they the ‘should be easy’ but, seem to involve quantum physics?


Dash bulbs are all very Doable. No particular issues involved. Just time consuming.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:07 pm

naki_k wrote:
mikegamble wrote:I’ve used the car over the last few days as a continuation of its ‘shakedown’ process. I’ve been using it fairly regularly but only on relatively short journeys, usually no longer than 10 miles but, come the summer, I want to take her to France so I need to know she’s fine on the longer runs.
I had to pop up to Exeter for a bit of shopping with Mrs G so we took the Daimler. It’s just over 100 miles each way and the car behaved faultlessly.
No strange noises or any warning lights and I managed well in excess of 30mpg (according to the computer!), I’m quite pleased.
In fact, fuel economy is much better than I remember on the 3.2? My last tank worked out at 26 mpg with a mixture of driving. I’m more than happy with that!


Sounds promising.
That’s good going, especially with all those Cornish hills!

They do get better with regular use.
Just make sure you have that spare CPS in the glovebox!


Remind me, CPS?
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby morkster » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:31 am

I think he means crank position sensor.. i don't carry a spare myself.

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:48 am

Enter crank sensor as a search term on this forum and see how many posts come up about it. That will give an idea how often they go wrong.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:27 pm

I’ll pick one up then - especially as I’m planning a foreign excursion....
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1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
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1981 Porsche 924 NA
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:44 pm

mikegamble wrote:I’ll pick one up then - especially as I’m planning a foreign excursion....


You got it. ;)
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:51 am

I need to take the car back into the garage next week to have a final snag with the brakes sorted.
After having the new reservoir sorted there was a huge improvement but, initially when starting the car, I had to wait for a minute for the ABS and brake light to go out and then she was fine.
However, when driving around town and continuously braking, the warning light comes back on and the brakes loose efficiency.
In light of this, I’m going to get the pump changed as I’m guessing it’s leaking?
I’ve had a look on the Jaguar classic parts and it appears that the ABS pump under the reservoir is NLA but, it seems that there is a kit of washers and seals - will this resolve the problem?
If not, where can I get a new pump from?
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW

1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle


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