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by XJ4081
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: STEERING RACK PLAY
Replies: 15
Views: 4078

Re: STEERING RACK PLAY

This is a old thread but I think it gives the right explanation for the issues I am facing with my steering and the inability to adjust it correctly. When my Jag has been parked over night (so it is completely cold), I can turn the steering wheel maybe 1,5-2 inches without having the tires actually ...
by XJ4081
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Something is getting too hot...
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Something is getting too hot...

Indeed it was a Halogen light, it's getting pretty hot, but I thought I put it far away enough from the car in order to prevent damage. After having looked more thoroughly at the melted spot it seems that the heat must have been coming from the front and not from behind (the radiator side) so it loo...
by XJ4081
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Something is getting too hot...
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Something is getting too hot...

Made a little trip today and took my infrared thermometer with me. Measured temperature of front spoiler and radiator at various spots on various occasions and noted the following: - left side of the radiator is always a bit cooler than right side, so is the front spoiler - temperature right after s...
by XJ4081
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Something is getting too hot...
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Something is getting too hot...

and causes my front spoiler to melt :shock: : http://www16.picfront.org/picture/IlDBlvYm184/thb/DSC_4968_k.JPG The last times I was driving with AC on and according to the dash gauge temperate was fine, I could also hear both cooler fans working. The area that got melted was really hot after the rid...
by XJ4081
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

I guess you both mean adjusting the track rods with the steering wheel fixed in centered position? That's what they actually did. And as long as the car doesn't move, everything is fine. Even when rolling slowly forwards, the steering wheel still keeps centered. But when driving ~15kph or more, the ...
by XJ4081
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

Actually I was hoping that this difference would explain the difference in rear camber - any other explanation (like worn bushes, factory tolerances) would be even more devious, I think. I had another test-drive and measured again this time the difference was a bit less than 10mm (~2/5 inch). It see...
by XJ4081
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

As I said earlier, it is the springs, the REAR springs primarily, that affect your ride height. My car uses spring packers to achieve even left-to-right height. If yours is off, then it is almost certainly due to spring packers being omitted on one side when the car was converted from self-leveling...
by XJ4081
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

Thanks for that link. Would need a little cosmetics but is by far cheaper than what I would get here. Even the bushes don't look bad. But according to this ebay-profile the seller doesn't ship to Germany :( . By the way, the part itself doesn't look that complex, should be a doable job for a locksmi...
by XJ4081
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

Here in Germany Jaguar parts are very often rather expensive compared to UK/US standard, even when used. Many dealers think you have got to be rich when you own a Jag :( . Maybe there were also fewer sold here so there are less parts available. What tempted me to use the X308 diff strut is the hope ...
by XJ4081
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Asymmetric steering/suspension
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric steering/suspension

I have been looking for a X308 diff strut but found only one, will cost 400€ with new bushes. This would increase expenses of my suspension overhaul project considerably :shock:. On the other hand, with hub, brakes, springs and shocks already out, it will probably never become easier to work on rear...