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My Engine Bay

MagicDoormouse
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby MagicDoormouse » Thu May 01, 2014 9:00 am

Just take the engine out and do it properly Keiran? ;)
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

DB28704
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby DB28704 » Fri May 02, 2014 4:36 am

david wrote:I agree with that. It's true of many a car, but especially Jaguars which have a very handsome engine. I haven't used WD40 to clean mine either. I wonder about the residual greasiness - and I like the black parts under the bonnet to be matt, rather than have the shine WD40 gives them.


Yes, me too. I think it looks so odd when people "Armor-All" EVERYTHING, including their seats.... ;)

To be honest I have used ATF, to clean and slightly soften old hoses. Not on my Jaguar, but on my old VW Rabbit.

It seems to break the crud, but not remain to attract dirt too bad.
I also wipe if off very well.

MagicDoormouse
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby MagicDoormouse » Fri May 02, 2014 9:40 am

Whichever way you do it it is hard work!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

Jaguarsport
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby Jaguarsport » Fri May 02, 2014 10:32 am

MagicDoormouse wrote:Just take the engine out and do it properly Keiran? ;)

Take the engine out and put an AJ16S back in sounds like a plan.
http://www.jaguarxj40project.blogspot.com/
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MagicDoormouse
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby MagicDoormouse » Fri May 02, 2014 4:56 pm

I have one!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

Jaguarsport
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby Jaguarsport » Fri May 02, 2014 5:14 pm

MagicDoormouse wrote:I have one!

Cool, what are you planning to do with it?
http://www.jaguarxj40project.blogspot.com/
Alfa Romeo 159 Lusso 1.9 jtdm ('07)
BMW 120d Sport ('07)
Mazda MX6 2.5 V6 ('97)

DB28704
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby DB28704 » Fri May 02, 2014 6:33 pm

Image

Speaking of AJ16s........drool.....

MagicDoormouse
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sat May 03, 2014 7:58 pm

Jaguarsport wrote:
MagicDoormouse wrote:I have one!

Cool, what are you planning to do with it?


Thrash the nuts out of it! :lol:
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

MagicDoormouse
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Re: My Engine Bay

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sat May 03, 2014 8:00 pm

Yep, me too!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6