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My first XJ40

jamesm123
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby jamesm123 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:31 pm

Wow! 93 pages worth of threads dedicated to the CPS. I’m assuming it’s only a matter of time then before mine goes. I saw on one of the posts someone talking about an “Andy Bracket”. Is this related to the cps? What on earth is an Andy bracket?

pimgmx
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby pimgmx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:31 pm

Andy is a former Jag engineer, who worked on -amongst other things- engine management.

The bracket is a modified version of the OEM bracket that changes ignition timing by a few degrees, resulting in slightly better ‘oomph’ and fuel consumption.

I’ve had them fitted to my X300 XJR and to a 3.2 XJ40 Sovereign, and I liked them a lot!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

jamesm123
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby jamesm123 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:07 pm

I just bought this, hope it’s the correct CPS. I’m liking the sound of this Andy bracket.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3678155990

jamesm123
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby jamesm123 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:42 am

Just had another totally trouble free trip, this time to Bruges and back, in the 40. And now have the CPS spare in the boot as advised. I have no idea how to change it though, I’ll have to try find a walkthrough video of some sort to understand it.

donkeyotty
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby donkeyotty » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:03 am

jamesm123 wrote:Just had another totally trouble free trip, this time to Bruges and back, in the 40. And now have the CPS spare in the boot as advised. I have no idea how to change it though, I’ll have to try find a walkthrough video of some sort to understand it.


This any use ??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IIx2XnNGQg
1994 Regency Red 4.0 Sovereign M117FVC Chassis 705979
1993 Volvo 940 2.0 Turbo Wentworth Estate (Daily)

jamesm123
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby jamesm123 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:14 am

Ahh that’s ace thanks for that. I think I’ll have to attempt a few “dry runs” changing that when I have a whole day off. Don’t be surprised if I’m posting here saying I’ve ballsed it up. Cheers!

katar83
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby katar83 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:29 am

Get yourself a Haynes for your car, much easier with it.
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.

naki_k
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:50 pm

jamesm123 wrote:Ahh that’s ace thanks for that. I think I’ll have to attempt a few “dry runs” changing that when I have a whole day off. Don’t be surprised if I’m posting here saying I’ve ballsed it up. Cheers!


Even if you don’t fit it yourself. Any AA/ RAC guy would be able to change it for you, in 10mins. Saves having to be towed back home/ to a garage, and ruining your plans. Plus potential fleecing from a garage.
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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

katar83
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby katar83 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:56 pm

4 hour wait for RAC can ruin your day too though and its not like it never happened :lol:
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.

naki_k
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Re: My first XJ40

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm

katar83 wrote:4 hour wait for RAC can ruin your day too though and its not like it never happened :lol:


Plus 6hrs to get towed 100 miles.
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