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Ratty has a problem

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby naki_k » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 pm

“Fiddled with some wires”, is a time honoured traditional repair.
Good result anyhow, and every time you work on a car you learn something new.
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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:06 am

naki_k wrote:“Fiddled with some wires”, is a time honoured traditional repair.
Good result anyhow, and every time you work on a car you learn something new.


Things get harder to diagnose though. The amount of electronic assistance in the 40 and subsequent Jags is putting me off working on the cars mechanically. Thirty years ago I cheerfully changed the engine and box on my newly purchased XJ6 series 1 outside a rented garage with no power. I had an engine hoist trolley jack axle stands and a basic tool kit . The car started and drove the same day. Nowadays, mechanical components are more reliable and it is more often the electronics that fail, and diagnosing these faults is a skill set I have not got I am afraid. :oops: :oops: :roll:

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby old del boy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:10 am

752120 wrote:
naki_k wrote:“Fiddled with some wires”, is a time honoured traditional repair.
Good result anyhow, and every time you work on a car you learn something new.


Things get harder to diagnose though. The amount of electronic assistance in the 40 and subsequent Jags is putting me off working on the cars mechanically. Thirty years ago I cheerfully changed the engine and box on my newly purchased XJ6 series 1 outside a rented garage with no power. I had an engine hoist trolley jack axle stands and a basic tool kit . The car started and drove the same day. Nowadays, mechanical components are more reliable and it is more often the electronics that fail, and diagnosing these faults is a skill set I have not got I am afraid. :oops: :oops: :roll:


Not many of us have either , i cut my teeth on contact points and carburetors , but even these cars with their more complex systems follow the same basic principles , fortunately these days when things get more tricky to fault find the internet helps which we didn't have back then , one way or another we get there in the end ;)

Derek..
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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:32 am

Thanks Derek, of course you are correct. I get discouraged easily now. :cry:

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby naki_k » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:00 pm

752120 wrote:Thanks Derek, of course you are correct. I get discouraged easily now. :cry:


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93 4.0 Sovereign
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