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XJ40 1994 4.0S

nestori
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XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi all, thought I'd make a topic out of my car in order to post stuff later on as a repair diary of sort. So I purchased this individual couple of months ago to service as a summer car as I don't want the old(ish) cat to suffer from the cold Finnish winter climate. She has 270K km on the meter, so lots of repairs waiting, luckily a lot has already been performed by the PO. The car was imported from Germany in 2004 by the PO, making me the third owner in line. Having spend her early years in Germany the body is mainly in ok condition rust wise, at least compared to xj40s with full Finnish history.

The paint is Morroco Red, interior magnolia with a red floor carpet which to my understanding is something that came as standard on the S-models. The car is rated having 250bhp and came with SLS and x300 style rear end.

Repairs to be done:
-replace SLS with standard suspension. I'm halfway through with this, having replaced right side shock and spring, left side still to go and the hydraylic system to be plugged shut. I might have some video content of this later, but at least I will write up some pointers here if not a video.
- rust repair in the boot, behing the back bumper.
-sagging roof liner
-rear door locks to be sorted
-annoying rattles and sounds to be silenced from the interior
-fix some paint mishaps left by the PO
-polish the paint
-install leaper (has had one, but removed poorly)
-only one interior ac fan is running
Late model XJ40 4.0S

nestori
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 pm

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Late model XJ40 4.0S

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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Welcome aboard.
One of the best colour combinations there.

I heard that most German spec 40s had SLS. Maybe a good idea when they were new. No so great 25 years on.

How is the car coping with a Finnish winter? I hope you have a garage.
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93 4.0 Sovereign
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93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:01 pm

Where did you get the information about the engine power rating? The standard for this 4.0 engine with Catalysts is 223bhp.
Has it had aftermarket upgrades?
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

nestori
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:44 pm

naki_k wrote:Where did you get the information about the engine power rating? The standard for this 4.0 engine with Catalysts is 223bhp.
Has it had aftermarket upgrades?


Had to double check, in the official paperwork (registration documents) it is rated at 183kW which makes slightly below 250 horsepower, 245 being quite close I guess. It is standard. However, it is fully possible that the papers are not correct. :lol:
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nestori
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:49 pm

naki_k wrote:Welcome aboard.
One of the best colour combinations there.

I heard that most German spec 40s had SLS. Maybe a good idea when they were new. No so great 25 years on.

How is the car coping with a Finnish winter? I hope you have a garage.


Basically these things seemt to work just fine in the cold as long as the battery is ok, but chances are that if there is a possibility of an issue, it will show up either in extreme cold or hot. Luckily I do have a garage, just have to expand it a bit to be able to do any work on the car during winter.

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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby naki_k » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 pm

nestori wrote:
naki_k wrote:Where did you get the information about the engine power rating? The standard for this 4.0 engine with Catalysts is 223bhp.
Has it had aftermarket upgrades?


Had to double check, in the official paperwork (registration documents) it is rated at 183kW which makes slightly below 250 horsepower, 245 being quite close I guess. It is standard. However, it is fully possible that the papers are not correct. :lol:


I think it is wrong yes. I can’t imagine they made the German spec more powerful than for everywhere else.
I have seen plenty of mistakes on paperwork for foreign registered Jaguars. Though it’s usually the year. Which doesn’t not seem a big dream until you try to get parts for a 91 Car, that’s actually an 89 3.6. :lol:
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

nestori
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 am

I did a video of the sls conversion, here is the shock replacement part if you want to check it: https://youtu.be/paEcR1zmdYM

I plan to release a video of plugging the system later.
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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby abercanadian » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 am

If you remove the bolts under the diff on the subframe, you can drop the control arms almost down far enough that you don't need to use spring compressors (or if you do, you only need compress them a small amount) ...bit late for that now though you've already done the job :)

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Re: XJ40 1994 4.0S

Postby nestori » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:13 am

abercanadian wrote:If you remove the bolts under the diff on the subframe, you can drop the control arms almost down far enough that you don't need to use spring compressors (or if you do, you only need compress them a small amount) ...bit late for that now though you've already done the job :)

Larry


Yeah I knew that trick, there is a good video on youtube on doing that on x300 jag but I've always done shock changes with the compressors and didn't feel comfortable with loosening the subframe on the driveway :|
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