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

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:27 pm
by pimgmx
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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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:30 pm
by XJ4081
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.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:35 am
by katar83
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.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:47 am
by pimgmx
katar83 wrote:...you ought to use either LEDs or low amp bulbs...

Cheers!
Added to the to do list! ;)