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