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Lukas1337
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xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby Lukas1337 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:33 am

hello,

just a quick question. My drivers side door handle has broken ( no surprise on that) and i found good one in a car on my local car wreck yard.

But im not sure about the locks. Does the lock comes with the handle as one peace? or can i remove the lock apart from the door handle?(there are no key for the replacable handle, so i want to leave my old lock and replace only the handle for a proper one instead of broken one)

i hope you guys understood my question as the english is not my mother tongue

Thank you
3.6 1989

naki_k
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby naki_k » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:13 pm

yes, the lock barrels are removable, but a delicate operation.
More importantly though, the handle has to be from another digital dash 86-89 XJ40. The later cars have different handles/ non compatible.
is it another 3.6 in the yard?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

Lukas1337
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby Lukas1337 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:30 am

Yes, its from another digital dash car:) thank you
3.6 1989

naki_k
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby naki_k » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:06 pm

Ok good. It's easy to overlook such a detail.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

Lukas1337
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby Lukas1337 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:38 am

Replace my lock mechanism and changed the whole handle, got to say it is quite retarded mechanism to do compared to nowadays cars. and im looking at my semibroken handle and thinking the reasons why it cant be welded? is it some kind of metal that cannot be affected or what ? u know in eastern europe countries miracles can be done due poorness :D

Also found info that it can be welded by using TIG
3.6 1989

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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby naki_k » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:28 am

It's some kind of alloy, which is why normal welding does not work.
If you find a solution I would be interested to see how.
Remember these cars were designed a long time ago! Clearly the early door handles are a weak design though, compared to the later version.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

muzz
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby muzz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:53 pm

I found this to be a weak point on my xj40 1989, easy to fix.

After making the lug in the middle flat with a file, I centre punched in the middle and then drilled a 1/8 hole down the middle to about 10 to 15mm deep.

Replace the parts using a fiber washer and self tapping screw , if it is too long, cut the end off the screw. Works a charm .

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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby naki_k » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:57 pm

muzz wrote:I found this to be a weak point on my xj40 1989, easy to fix.

After making the lug in the middle flat with a file, I centre punched in the middle and then drilled a 1/8 hole down the middle to about 10 to 15mm deep.

Replace the parts using a fiber washer and self tapping screw , if it is too long, cut the end off the screw. Works a charm .


Sounds good.
Post some pictures to help visualise the repair.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

Dave F111
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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby Dave F111 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:11 pm

Here are some handle repairs I have done over the years. The first one is the same as the one described above.
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This one reinforces the handle pivot by wrapping a piece of metal around it and screwing it to the handle to locate it

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Similar to last one but a piece of metal tacked to the pin and riveted to the handle

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3.6L Jaguar 1989
4.0L Daimler 1992
Jensen Healey 1974
Standard Flying Nine 1937 project

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Re: xj40 3.6 drivers door handle

Postby naki_k » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:09 am

Good work Dave.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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