brebner89 wrote:Thank you for the replies.
Where on the bulkhead do they corrode?
Okay i will lift the carpet to check. for damp. Will need lifted to patch floor but will have a better look.
Will do a compression check also encase it is that. Expensive fix but would be worth it.
Getting to know the trim would be good. Been told the JDHT (Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust) is best place to go to find out everything about my car.
I will be looking for parts in the near future. Just not sure what is needed yet. Will make a shopping list and let you know.
Do some reading on here. Here’s one thread for example. viewtopic.php?t=997968
It’s the horizontal seam that runs all along the back of the engine bay. Invariably though, it’s the hardest to examine areas that go the worst.
Under the wiper motor housing, and under the wings in the corners. All these typically allow water to leak into the footwells, with far reaching results.
Finding part numbers with exploded views is an invaluable resource. See here. https://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk/j ... xj12-parts
Be very careful when ordering parts to make sure they are compatible with your model. Don’t assume all parts will fit all model year XJ40. Invariably many do not!
Ideally always check the VIN range compatibility.
That’s the best advice I can give you.
XJ81 was only produced between 93-94.