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by richard1983
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: XJ40 Meetings
Topic: March Route 1066 Breakfast
Replies: 1
Views: 65

March Route 1066 Breakfast

If anyone is interested - myself, Chris W and some friends are looking at doing breakfast at the Route 1066 Cafe again on the 22nd March. Now that I have both of my cars running again - we'll hopefully get the four cars together for the first time. The Route 1066 Cafe is on the A21 in East Sussex be...
by richard1983
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: XJ40 Meetings
Topic: Xj40 Breakfast meet, 7th march 2020, Kent
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Xj40 Breakfast meet, 7th march 2020, Kent

Sadly - I'm away with work for this one.

I'll keep my eye on this one though as it sounds good.

Will be posting regarding some Sussex based meets shortly.
by richard1983
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Well there’s good news. I have administered the sniff test using my newly acquired Dr Headgasket test kit - and the result was: - 12350844-456C-4C61-95BB-E0E136E6A8AB.jpeg The test liquid remained a nice shade of blue. So there are no exhaust gases in the cooling system right now. Which is excellent...
by richard1983
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

katar83 wrote:Looks nice in light turquoise... :lol:


Yes, I had it resprayed in Farrow & Ball aquamarine metallic whilst it was in bits. :D

I took a quick snap on my phone camera and it does an auto enhance thing.

This was the result.

Think it looks quite nice personally!
by richard1983
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Cheeky pic of the old girl out and about last month.

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by richard1983
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

A 1066 meet you say? When?? It's almost a year since Brands Hatch! Hi Darren. Not sure when - and we’ve only successfully done it once! The 1066 is 50/60s style cafe on the A21 near Robertsbridge in East Sussex. The Ace Cafe in London was clearly the inspiration. The breakfasts are very large, very...
by richard1983
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Hi Richard Mine had a sneaky coolant leak from under the radiator return hose on the passenger side. I only found it when it became a flood. It was abraded by a jubilee clip in close proximity. Over time it wore through the hose wall. https://www.xj40.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6881&hilit=l52...
by richard1983
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

There’s two potential main symptoms of head gasket. Oil and coolant mixing- making the oil turn milky. So check the oil colour. Pressurising the coolant system, with exhaust gasses. If you take the cap off the expansion tank with the engine running/ cold, you may see bubbles coming up in the liquid...
by richard1983
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

TBH I've had limited success with "K" seal. As we've almost agreed its a temporary repair, although the "blurb" would have you believe otherwise. Head gaskets can get a bad press, engine coolant loss with what looks like its arrival at the exhaust, may be a weeping gasket (only ...
by richard1983
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Jaguar XJ40 Gallery
Topic: 1994 Daimler Double Six
Replies: 134
Views: 11613

Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

All I'm going to say is I bought a "packet" of "K" seal once and whilst used it to"cure" leaking inaccessible metal coolant hoses etc .... Don't .... Sweet smelling anti-freeze or just catalyst smell ... Are you loosing coolant :?: Well I would say the smell is sweet a...