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James, 94 Sovereign Auto

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:47 am

I have finally found the source of the oil leak, bottom of engine was routinely covered in oil, finally realised/found so was front of the front cross member, so started putting some cardboard under front of there and found once he had been for a nice run and was parked drips coming down from the oil cooler. Bypass, the 2 tubes and 4 o-rings dutifully ordered from SNG and will be fitted promptly on arrival.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby naki_k » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:20 am

Fairly common fail. I think one of mine needs the same too. Did you see if the O- rings were available on their own? Or with the Tubes only?
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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
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby abercanadian » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:13 pm

o-rings are CAC5118, yes you can get them on their own no need to by "tubes" - I got mine (aftermarket) online for about $1 each.

Had to take the bypass off so I could get to the oil pressure sender ..

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:12 pm

WOF (MOT) today, only 2 issues but...........
Rust in front bulkhead, one area I was kind of expecting , right at top corner by wing drivers side, not a big issue, wing off, weld and seal. Second area, the seam across the bulkhead right behind the engine has "popped"! SO means engine out to do a proper repair.
Second issue was power steering rack, play at one end, but as engine coming out, no real issue here, drop rack and front subframe, time to finally fit those bushes I acquired a couple of years ago.

So going to be a few weekends of work and cant get into it immediately as have to finish project for MBA which is due in 18 Nov.
Give me time to compile parts list and source from UK, gaskets, couple of hoses etc while all is out, replace all not already replaced coolant hoses and flexi power steering.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby katar83 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:27 am

I'd go with subframe rear big bushes, vee mounts, engine mounts, rack spacers, wishbone bushes and while there probably prop shaft u joints, centre bearing and possibly jurid coupling. These are all the things which are much easier to do while the car is on a ramp and with frame/engine out and once in its life replacement items.
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Rack spacers? DO you mean the shims to tighten up the rack as used in the sport or the end bushes it sits in? Am considering both at moment.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby naki_k » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:13 am

katar83 wrote:I'd go with subframe rear big bushes, vee mounts, engine mounts, rack spacers, wishbone bushes and while there probably prop shaft u joints, centre bearing and possibly jurid coupling. These are all the things which are much easier to do while the car is on a ramp and with frame/engine out and once in its life replacement items.


That’s everything then!
Full suspension rebuild..... plus all the other, while you are there fixes that will show their face.
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: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby katar83 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:19 am

Should have said, lower wishbone bushes as they are much harder to replace with the car complete, with the rack and on the ground than the upper ones which can be done later with the springs and shocks and whatnot :)
Drive train bits obviously depending on any knocks and thuds when changing gears or hitting throttle at 55mph where it would show.

baldilocks wrote:Rack spacers? DO you mean the shims to tighten up the rack as used in the sport or the end bushes it sits in? Am considering both at moment.


I meant the big plastic shims. If the end bushes will be shot then of course replace them too, they are not expensive but the shims will be well worth fitting :)
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:25 am

baldilocks wrote:Rack spacers? DO you mean the shims to tighten up the rack as used in the sport or the end bushes it sits in? Am considering both at moment.


Have you read this thread on replacing the rack bushes?
It’s the only place I have seen this detailed.

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=997701&hilit=Steering+rack+bushes+PU
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: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:48 am

Ta for the link, seriously considering this, no issues but with all out and the access, will probably be sensible preventative work after 230000 Kms.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped