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James, 94 Sovereign Auto

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:13 am

First weekend of lockdown so back to the shed.
Subframe with just top arms attached, bolted back in with new bushes, much easier with less weight.
Remainder of suspension and steering assembled in situ,no dramas at all. Just to torque up when engne back in and get correct ride height.
Cleaned engine on the hoist with compressed air driven degreasant followed by power washing.

Sunday to the crankshaft oil seal. Removed plastic cover and put 15mm socket on bolt in flywheel, then made locking plate to hold socket on. Convenient 10mm threaded hole
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WIth engine on hoist had one long bar through drivers side mount, pinned by my ass while I had breaker bar with 2m long tube on crank bolt, 2 or 3 goes and it loosened. No photos of that :)
Used harmonic balance puller get pulley off, slipped off easily, no real pressure
Clear confirmation seal knackered.
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Came out easy and with woodruff key out the collar came out to be cleaned up with 1200 grit.
Collar oiled and seal fitted.
For Land Rover owners with hub nut tool it is perfect size to fit the seal in the cover.
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Tighteneing nut back on I realised I need adapt the locking plate on the socket so can work both ways. WIll keep that in tool box, along with other similar, in case there is a next time.
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Now to refit.
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

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:19 am

Engine and gearbox back in and on mounts.
Bit of a struggle,engine crane could not quite reach far enough, had to help it with long bars.
A wee bit concerned that propshaft is touching the auto box cable, it seems high on the rear mount, it all went back correctly so am assuming it will settle. Will check again in morning.
Martini time.
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

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:37 am

Full day just connecting everything back up!
Inlet manifold is a test of patience. Two water hoses to connect, small bore but one is at the back of the manifold without much extra length. Eventually got engine hoist back out and suspended manifold about 2 inches up on where would fit, then could get my hand underneath and up the back to plug hose back on. Fortunately could get to jubilee clip from the top.
Then of course half the nuts and bolts you cant get a socket on, its a spanner, one flat at a a time. And repeat to spread load from centre out and not warp it.

Everything back on except the bonnet. Out of time today. Will do fluids etc over next couple of evenings andupdate when going, or not.

Only 2 washers and a cable bracket left over this time. No idea where it came from and not in any of my pictures.

Found oil leak on exhaust was just loose nuts, so timely find. Had new gaskets so all cleaned up and properly torqued.
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

Aidan
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby Aidan » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:10 am

Great progress there!
Aidan

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby naki_k » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:20 am

baldilocks wrote:Hmm, just reading the Jag workshop manual it very clearly states do not re-use the 6 bolts that attach the bottom spring pan to the lower suspension arms, really?
Now in lockdown so not going to be able get new bolts, so thinking at least refit for now and if must replace one at a time when I can get new ones. james not going be used much other than possible retest.
Anybody reused bolts and had a problem?


I have always reused them without a problem.
I have no idea why they are saying not to?
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby rvdz » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 pm

naki_k wrote:
baldilocks wrote:Hmm, just reading the Jag workshop manual it very clearly states do not re-use the 6 bolts that attach the bottom spring pan to the lower suspension arms, really?
Now in lockdown so not going to be able get new bolts, so thinking at least refit for now and if must replace one at a time when I can get new ones. james not going be used much other than possible retest.
Anybody reused bolts and had a problem?


I have always reused them without a problem.
I have no idea why they are saying not to?


I reused mine after replacing the springs several years ago and had no problems.
Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 pm

Thanks for the confirmation. Used ones are back in, with a drop of blue loctite.
I will dig out reference in manual later.
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

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:07 am

The manual from Jaguar.
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And the very clear, in bold and capitals, in a box directive to use new bolts.
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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

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:55 am

All done.
Turning ignition on and off 3 times to pressure fuel system and started first time. No leaks.
Gearbox warning and light warning immediately came on!
Gearbox was one of the connectors, jacked him back up, undid, recleaned the plug connector and removed the cover and checked seating of the arm on the selector. Warning gone.
Lights took longer, turned out some nice Narva 5w were not that great, all had glass loose in the metal base but not first thing checked or even second or third. So when finally replaced both front sides and the tails all became good. Fortunately had a few packs in the shed already.
So then checked everything else and windsrceen washer was not, headlights washed but not windscreen.Pump had decided to go out in sympathy, fortunately had kept the pump off the scrapper,so easy fix.
Now to await lift of lockdown and take back for the WOF.
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

baldilocks
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:13 am

Update been a long while,moved house and island in meantime.
Did not get WOF straight away, power steering leak. Ran out of time to fix and wof before move so went on a transporter up to Taranaki.
Finally sorted the leak, needed a new o-ring on hp in to rack.

However still have a weeping leak out of the top pinion seal on the rack, struggling to get a seal at moment. Can get full rebuild set but only want that one seal.

He has developedan oil leak at rear of block, dripping off sumpand rear plate,hoping it not rear crank seal as would mean engine etc back out again.

Just fought with brake pad sensors. Had the warning every time I used the brakes so assumed new pads and sensor required. Put up on hoist yesterday to do the job and pads were fine, wearing evenly and hardly worn both front and back. Checked both sensors good, replaced front as had new one and better fit. Still had warning light!
Back up on hoist and switched to a bridge wire instead of sensor at both ends. Still had warning light.
Dug out electric guide for 93MY. Should be 12v to rear sensor connector, then return forward from there. Only had 2.9V at connector and dropped to 0.9V when put bridge in.
So instrument cluster out. Find pins 7,ON wire and 34, OS wire on MB25, sensor 12v out and return. Cut and splice wires. Warning gone, relief.

Back for next WOF late this week and in meantime chase TPS seal and watch oil leak.
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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