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jagrob
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rear air vent parts

Postby jagrob » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 am

hi all, does anyone know if these little bits are available or do you have to buy the whole vent. they click onto the fins so they all move together.Image
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donkeyotty
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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby donkeyotty » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:05 am

I have these available off a 40, not sure if they would fit though, they are 42mm long.

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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby jagrob » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:35 am

hi, no mine are about 28mm long. thanks anyway.
1995 xjr 4.0 supercharged.

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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:40 am

jagrob wrote:hi all, does anyone know if these little bits are available or do you have to buy the whole vent. they click onto the fins so they all move together.Image


Every x300 must have had brokenair vents by now?
Until someone makes some new updated versions, I don’t see many used ones around/ going to last long?
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: rear air vent parts

Postby jagrob » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:44 pm

if you do come across any in good nick i'll have them. was thinking of gluing 2 together to make them a bit stronger maybe.
1995 xjr 4.0 supercharged.

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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby naki_k » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:04 am

A member on here who has access to a 3D printer plans to reproduce these at some point.
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: rear air vent parts

Postby Aidan » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:19 pm

My X300 hs a whole car full of broken vent connectors. I'm thinking of buying some ABS plastic sheet and cutting out my own replacements. I doubt it's difficult although it'll be fiddly. I think the min difficulty is getting the vent out and separating each one into two to actually get at the offending piece of dried pasta that Jaguar used :( .
Aidan

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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby naki_k » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:58 pm

Aidan wrote:My X300 hs a whole car full of broken vent connectors. I'm thinking of buying some ABS plastic sheet and cutting out my own replacements. I doubt it's difficult although it'll be fiddly. I think the min difficulty is getting the vent out and separating each one into two to actually get at the offending piece of dried pasta that Jaguar used :( .

That’s a good idea. It’s down to finding material with better longevity.
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: rear air vent parts

Postby xj40 paul » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm

naki_k wrote:
Aidan wrote:My X300 hs a whole car full of broken vent connectors. I'm thinking of buying some ABS plastic sheet and cutting out my own replacements. I doubt it's difficult although it'll be fiddly. I think the min difficulty is getting the vent out and separating each one into two to actually get at the offending piece of dried pasta that Jaguar used :( .

That’s a good idea. It’s down to finding material with better longevity.

Hi Aidan , If I was going to the trouble of remaking these parts I would be looking at either Poly carbonate = (PC) or (PC/ABS) for a near unbreakable solution to this problem as ABS can snap again , unlike PC or PC/ABS , you can bend these in half & they still wont break . Regards Paul .
Paulus The Wood Gnome .
1988 Jaguar 3.6 .
2000 Range Rover P38 DSE daily driver .

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Re: rear air vent parts

Postby Aidan » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:24 pm

xj40 paul wrote:
naki_k wrote:
Aidan wrote:My X300 hs a whole car full of broken vent connectors. I'm thinking of buying some ABS plastic sheet and cutting out my own replacements. I doubt it's difficult although it'll be fiddly. I think the min difficulty is getting the vent out and separating each one into two to actually get at the offending piece of dried pasta that Jaguar used :( .

That’s a good idea. It’s down to finding material with better longevity.

Hi Aidan , If I was going to the trouble of remaking these parts I would be looking at either Poly carbonate = (PC) or (PC/ABS) for a near unbreakable solution to this problem as ABS can snap again , unlike PC or PC/ABS , you can bend these in half & they still wont break . Regards Paul .


Thanks for the tip, Paul. I haven't heard of a compound of both PC and ABS, but it sounds good.
I'll certainly keep it in mind if I ever do actually get around to doing this.
I'm surprised at the general uselessness of the plastics used in this general area in the X300. Not only have my vane connectors all broken - every single one to all front and rear vents! - but the plastic clips which hold the vent assembly into the facia on both front side vents have snapped so the vents are now only held in by friction, rather than positively clipped into place. It seems as if the compound Jaguar (or Ford?) used in this area is not up to the job. :x The vane connectors in our 2005 XC90 are paper thin but haven't perished, neither have I experienced this sort of problem in any of the three XJ40s I've owned.
Aidan

1994 Moroccan Red XJ40 3,2 Sport ("Ruby")
1995 Jade Green X300 3,2 Sovereign ("Jade")
2005 Cedar Green Pearl Volvo XC 90 SE