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Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

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

Postby pimgmx » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:27 pm

And the other parts needed for the 'unsmog' conversion have arrived!
The A/C idler pulley to replace the US spec air pump, and two non-US spec intake manifolds, so I can just swap manifolds instead of having to blank off all the air pump plumbing on mine.

Many of you will recognise the ritual by now: parcel inspection first...

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... followed by a slightly onorthodox approach to parts cleaning, and finishing with yet another inspection. ;)

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the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
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

XJ4081
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby XJ4081 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:30 pm

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.

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I haven't done my inlet manifolds, yet, they are not that dirty, but I'll try out soon.
1993 XJ12

katar83
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Location: Cambridge

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

Postby katar83 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:35 am

Dishwashers make for an amazing parts cleaners, used one on a lot of super oily and gunky stuffs and parts come out spotless :)

Pim, forgot to mention it but you ought to use either LEDs or low amp bulbs in these rear fog lights, definitely not what Jag used originally which will burn out the chrome lenses and melt cases on longer runs. They are as bad as 40 front ones.
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1996, 3.2 SWB X300 - Relatively rust free daily driver!
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car, sold 10.2020!.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, 10.2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - First Jaaaag, long gone.

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

Postby pimgmx » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:47 am

katar83 wrote:...you ought to use either LEDs or low amp bulbs...

Cheers!
Added to the to do list! ;)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
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


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