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Daimler XJ40 4.0

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:23 pm

naki_k wrote:
mikegamble wrote:Good news with the brakes being sorted which means I have no more warning lights on related to the brakes but, I still have the fuse warning light which I was hoping would go off when the brakes were sorted out but, it’s not to be!

The computer says it’s linked to fuse box one but, I’ve pulled and cleaned every fuse in there (along with every other fuse in the car) but still the light remains on.
Are there any ‘common’ faults I should look at first?


Have you checked the centre fusebox (under the arm rest).
There’s two fuses in the drivers footwell by the inertia switch. I do not recall what they are for, but it’s worth checking them.
Plus one for the wiper control module (under the passenger knee bolster).


Yes, all done - very frustrating!
I’m going to leave it for a few weeks and concentrate on lubricating all the door handles and latches.
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:17 pm

Fuses- I Suspect that the Fuseboxes will have been damp before, since there was notable corrosion on some fuses. It’s likely some of the fuse seats may have light corrosion/ not be making a solid contact.
I think fusebox 1 is the drivers side. If I were you I would spray contact cleaner into each seat, with the fuse out. Then with the fuse in/ out multiple times to “clean them off”. The repeated movement will scratch off the top bit of metal and hopefully make a good contact again.
Disconnect the battery first before doing this of course!
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 pm

Well, the cars been going really well and driving like a dream (until it broke down but, that’s irrelevant!) and I’ve covered a few miles in her now.
I have a few little cosmetic jobs to do now due to the heat of the last few days!
It’s been baking down here and when I came home this afternoon I noticed that the drivers side door trim and passenger side indicator were hanging off.
It appears that the indicator body had been secured with double sided foam adhesive which in the heat had given up and the door trim appears to have previously been secured with silicone!
The car still has the fuse warning light on, I’ve just accepted for the time being and I need to adjust the glove box as it’s a little askew and it’s doing my head in and then I need to get a better trim panel for underneath the glove box as it doesn’t seat properly.

As an odd story aside, as I rode to went to work about a week ago, parked up was a ‘K’ plated (so I’m guessing it’s one of the very last XJ40’s?) TWR version!!
Having owned two of them, what’s the likelihood of a third popping up less than half a mile from me? I haven’t managed to track the owner down yet!!!
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:15 am

It’s always cool to see any other 40/ hang around, let alone an XJR. Stick a note under the wiper to say hi/ introduce him to this forum?
It’s good you are finally getting some use out of the car after all the work.

It’s been baking down here and when I came home this afternoon I noticed that the drivers side door trim and passenger side indicator were hanging off.
It appears that the indicator body had been secured with double sided foam adhesive which in the heat had given up

The factory fixing was a combination of plastic clips and adhesive tape. Not silicone seal though.
Clean off all the old stuff, and apply new good quality tape
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:36 pm

I’ve finally got the trim put back on. I used the tape as recommended above and it’s very good quality but appeared a little too thin for one edge so I double payed it and it fits beautifully.
I’ve tracked down a couple of the A/C components and still need to find a couple more and then I can hopefully address that.
Unfortunately, at the moment I don’t seem to have a moment free and am well behind on my list of tasks!!
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby naki_k » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:36 pm

Everything takes time Mike. You have made a lot of progress already. At least you can actually safely drive the thing now.
A/c is not a simple matter usually. Very few seem to with these days. Did you check if you need the R12-r134a conversion ports? I fitted some on one recently too. They go over the top of the original ports.
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90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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93 4.0 Sovereign
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93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:40 pm

Finally managed to find time to look at the knee trim below the glove box as it was catching.
It appears to have been subjected to a high quality repair earlier in its life - with vast quantities of silicone and the mobile phone options card from Jaguar!!
Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:44 pm

Pure quality....
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Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle

mikegamble
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Re: Daimler XJ40 4.0

Postby mikegamble » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:57 pm

Although my attempt at repair may also be viewed as slightly ‘Heath Robinson’!
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Daimler XJ40 G531ABW Chassis No.603858
1986 Porsche 928 S2
1978 Mercedes 450 SLC
1986 Porsche 924S
1981 Porsche 924 NA
1991 Toyota Celica
1981 VW T25 rusty camper
2003 VW T4 Caravelle


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