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New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

naki_k
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby naki_k » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:01 pm

Good on you Greg for taking this Car on.
Someone needs to before they are all gone. Invariably lots of them are slipping away I tomthis condition. We have all heard the stories lots of times from people selling the cars.
“It developed an issue, and I left it outside for 10 years hoping to get around to fixing it, yet it never happened”.
That’s how good cars fall off the cliff.

Hopefully this can be saved.
I have some V12 spares here if needed.

Clearly getting engine running is the priority. Look at ignition parts first. Rotor arm failure is a classic (assuming you have fuel and compression!)
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby greggmay » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Many thanks again for the help, support and advise everyone.

I have now started another thread to hopefully follow the resurrection of the XJ12....... It will be a slow process!

All the best

Gregg
'93 4.0 Sport - Kingfisher Blue - Sold
'94 XJ81 - Westminster Blue - Sold

'93 XJ81 - Kingfisher Blue - Current (project.....)
'98 Range Rover P38 4.0SE - Current

'17 F-Pace 3.0d (not a patch on a 'proper' Jaguar) - Current daily

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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby Dazstap » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:54 pm

Heathfield huh? That’s exactly where my 40 came from!

Lovely place.

Good luck with your new acquisition, I look forward to seeing it out and about.
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby ChrisW » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:41 am

greggmay wrote: The P38 is coming on well, just now need to get the dreaded ABS light to stay out and fit a new set of tyres and it will be back on the road.
Gregg


Hi Greg

I'm sure you're aware but the front abs sensors can cause abs faults. I had mine changed as they were seized in and had to be destroyed whilst having the front wheel bearings replaced. The replacement aftermarket sensors didn't last long before throwing up an abs fault. I had to go back to oem versions which cost a lot more but at least still work .
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naki_k
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby naki_k » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:59 am

I have good used front ABS sensors here Chris. You should have said. *EDit, just realised you are the talking about P38 ABS.
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88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby greggmay » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:41 pm

I've been around Heathfield and the surrounding villages for over 20 years so my old 40's were a common sight here, hopefully this one will also grace the roads again in the future.

Your car looks great Dazstap, love the colour (and the wheels!).

Thanks for the info naki_k, I'm sure I will be in contact regarding parts......! Many thanks for the offer :) .

The P38 lives again Chris! MOT'd Tuesday and now in daily service (prefer it to the F-Pace :? ). I put a couple of ABS sensors on the front and a brake light switch, soon sorted that problem out. I've got diagnostics (Nanocom) which helps with pointing out the vague area of an issue. It drives well, few bits inside to sort (including the dreaded HVAC) and maybe some bushes and ball joints. It's also the only P38 I've ever managed to sync the key fob with! It's been quite satisfying recommissioning it.

Just got to do the same (with much welding) to the XJ12 now......
'93 4.0 Sport - Kingfisher Blue - Sold
'94 XJ81 - Westminster Blue - Sold

'93 XJ81 - Kingfisher Blue - Current (project.....)
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Re: New member - Kingfisher XJ81 in East Sussex

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:12 pm

greggmay wrote:The P38 lives again Chris! MOT'd Tuesday and now in daily service (prefer it to the F-Pace :? ).


That's great news - we had many family holidays in that car. Hence the dog damage in the rear.... The HVAC had a test book symbol throughout my ownership. I suspect it was indicating a fault with the air conditioning as I never got that to work. Maybe your nanocom can help diagnose the fault. It was fully re-gassed at one point but the compressor would not kick in so I just lived with it.
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