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by Bruce69
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water rail nightmare
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Water rail nightmare

abercanadian wrote:AFAIK I've never been described as 'normal' ...and really, what person in their right mind drives one of these 25+ year old things on a daily basis anyway? :lol:


That'll be the club I'm in then !! :D
by Bruce69
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti Lock ECU replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Anti Lock ECU replacement

Inserted new relay and everything is working. Hurrah!

Disassembly of the old relay revealed no obvious fault but even testing across the winding terminals got several megaohms (would post a picture of the pristine insides of the relay but I can't see the buttons to upload :? )
by Bruce69
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti Lock ECU replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Anti Lock ECU replacement

Thanks old del boy. I extracted the relay, and like you say some of the wires do match up (why not totally?!) and then I spotted a part number on the side (DAC7151), which I thought would identify a generic relay but actually correctly identifies it as the ABS Main Relay. Armed with that information...
by Bruce69
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti Lock ECU replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Anti Lock ECU replacement

Well, I managed to prise the side panels off the ABS ECU. I assume the solder joints that crack are between the connector block and the PCB. If so mine look fine. Performing the ABS fault diagnosis by the manual (Ch 70, p.17), the Main Relay was shown to be faulty (1.5M ohms instead of 100 ohms) but...
by Bruce69
Wed May 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Anti Lock ECU replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Anti Lock ECU replacement

My 94 ABS ECU was proper knackered, solder joints clearly cracked inside. I suspect earlier ECUs might have the same fault but resoldering it fixed is straight away. You will need to take the car for a drive to clear ABS codes. Recently had the ABS light come on permanently and I'm getting no flash...
by Bruce69
Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Erratic Fuel Gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Erratic Fuel Gauge

The rust on the sender unit is a result of rust in the tank that deposits on the sender unit shaft or pivot point, this is steel.. Did you get yours fixed Bruce69? Not yet, because I'm running LPG it's less of an issue ... and I'm waiting for better weather. Also, it seems to be more stable when at...
by Bruce69
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Knackered Rear Shocks
Replies: 71
Views: 4259

Re: Knackered Rear Shocks

Another question re rear shockers. What's the usual state of these large bushes: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-JAGUAR-XK8-XJ8-XJ40-X300-X308-REAR-TOP-SHOCK-ABSORBER-SPRING-MOUNT/292939909322?epid=1616113801&hash=item44349448ca:g:lkYAAOSw0QBbxzXy:rk:1:pf:1 I wondered this when I did min...
by Bruce69
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Boot lid adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Boot lid adjustment

Unless the hinge bolts to the bootlid have loosened it's hard to see how this gapping could occur. (Drastic wear of the hinge pin?)

Where the hinge bolts to the bodywork (under the rear window) can this shimmed?
by Bruce69
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Knackered Rear Shocks
Replies: 71
Views: 4259

Re: Knackered Rear Shocks

but deferred it until I do the Sport/XJR suspension conversion. (Don't hold your breath :roll: ) Are we talking dogbone strut change to triangle/roll bar setup or just shocks here? You're way ahead of me here. Initially, I was just thinking of uprating the shocks and springs and rollbar(s). But the...
by Bruce69
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Knackered Rear Shocks
Replies: 71
Views: 4259

Re: Knackered Rear Shocks

Hi both, great explanation and photos. Superflex is the company I used to buy the bushes. After Larry said they were different I contacted them and gave them my car details. They confirmed that the set they were sending would fit my car. I am expecting the delivery tomorrow so we will wait and see?...