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by XJ4081
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lower steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Lower steering column

It's basically that the steering wheel cannot be centered properly because the zero point wanders from day to day. That would actually point to the V-mounts IMO. Did you check these? They are more prone to failure on the V12 due to the weight of the engine. It had replaced them with some "OEM&...
by XJ4081
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lower steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Lower steering column

I have achieved the greatest effect on steering play by doing this: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xj40-xj81-25/steering-rack-stiffening-bushes-diy-134396/ I had two pieces made from 3mm tivar (or similar). I didn't bother with the circumferential groove though. I put cable ties instead. Best G...
by XJ4081
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lower steering column
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Lower steering column

I finally managed to get a used LHD part, it looks good at first sight, but I wonder if there is a way to check whether is still functional before getting it into the car (I also found out what that cylindric shaped section is good for - it is the steering damper, that used to be a separate part on ...
by XJ4081
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

I took it to a ride this afternoon and everything was fine, no strange smell, no more coolant drips on the pipes and hoses below afterwards. I don't think that any leak related to the pipes and hoses in the bulkhead region could lead to coolant drops at the lower front cooler hoses, it would have to...
by XJ4081
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

The hose were I found the coolant drop should be no 8 here: https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/parts/index/part/id/C01.918.91826.91826248.918262484084/brand/jaguar/ That's pretty at the front of the car and if the heater shutoff valve is located right behind the firewall that's quite a distanc...
by XJ4081
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

Today I checked all the hoses and wires that I could find inside and below the engine compartment, looking for corroded, melted or burnt sections, but I could not find anything suspicious. Though I don't think I found the two grounding straps from the front subframe that you mentioned. The front sub...
by XJ4081
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

You bolster me up :shock: ... I will check the wiring this weekend. But I am wondering if 10° difference in outside temperature can really make such a difference regarding overall engine compartment temperature? As I mentioned, when outside temperature is only around 25°C or lower, everthing is fine...
by XJ4081
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

I checked the coolant level and everything is fine, only very little missing, if at all. I also had an eye at the temp gauge when driving on hot days and it never went beyond the middle of the scale. Check the valve on the heater hose coming from the engine. If you operate the air conditioning on a ...
by XJ4081
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

Ok, that might become difficult :? . What makes me wonder a bit is that the smell is not noticeable when outside temperatures are lower, though I think the engine surface temperature should be pretty much the same. I already pondered that it might be related to the A/C, because the hotter the outsid...
by XJ4081
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange smell on hot days
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Strange smell on hot days

That's a good hint. I will check my coolant fluid level.

Oliver