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by katar83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Gearbox mount rubber donut position
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Gearbox mount rubber donut position

Carrot cake has its uses and works much better than black rubber, sadly doesn't last as long. I'll have to look at mine too, I bet its not even there anymore.
by katar83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Jaguars and Daimlers
Topic: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...
Replies: 145
Views: 15427

Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Fitted manual gearbox but didn't fix windscreen wipers... :lol:
by katar83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Question on front shocks
Replies: 21
Views: 1237

Re: Question on front shocks

I find with mine that if the shock is fully decompressed and with the wheel up, shock rod doesn't spin. If its on wheels - it does and I have to use a large adjustable spanner to hold it in place to tighten up the top nut.
by katar83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: L399GYP 1993 3.2S
Replies: 69
Views: 3736

Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Nice to put all new clean parts together, how was your fight with the wishbone bushes? Press? Compressed directly on rubber? Fuel lines are normally only bad at the rear, even my XJS fuel lines are fine front to 3/4 end of the car, then its a bit of a different story from there :lol: You're planning...
by katar83
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 90-92
Topic: Engine Oil - Whats best?
Replies: 31
Views: 10052

Re: Engine Oil - Whats best?

Exactly, if you change oil regularly it doesn't really matter what oil you use. I normally use Castrol 10w-40 or 15w-40, depending on which is cheaper, one of them is usually discounted once per year and that's when I get it and change it.
by katar83
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: XJ40s For Sale
Topic: eBay motor bin.
Replies: 6615
Views: 403549

Re: eBay motor bin.

How you even noticed that Naki? :lol:

Looks like some plastic retainers, maybe one screw from the ashtray, hard to say.

Great car though, looks pretty much brand new to me.
by katar83
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Panic button failure
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Panic button failure

The auto electrician has verified (maybe) that the button works. There is probably a problem between the button and the control unit. He says that to understand and repair the fault it is necessary to disassemble the whole dashboard. I don't want, for a small problem, to risk breaking something els...
by katar83
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: Hi from Sardinia
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Hi from Sardinia

naki_k wrote:(...)
Excluding all the electrical issues then clearly! :lol:


I thought about mentioning electrics as this could potentially be a specialist job but then if you have an auto electrician nearby, XJ40 with its schematics is much much easier to work on than any newer car.
by katar83
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: Hi from Sardinia
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Hi from Sardinia

naki_k wrote:(...)
This is why so many of us end up repairing the cars ourselves. There are not many people who are really experienced with these. (...)


I could never understand this. Past few jobs that might require a specialist, 40 is as easy to work on as it gets, its pretty much all mechanical :roll:
by katar83
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Others For Sale
Topic: No, I'm not dreaming ... Am I ?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: No, I'm not dreaming ... Am I ?

Haha! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to attempt 60 with its brakes :lol:

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