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My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

naki_k
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby naki_k » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:24 pm

If the new transistors don't fix it, the controls panels and climate ECU can also become faulty.
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby baldilocks » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:52 am

Sounds like it was reregistered, maybe was on personalised plates originally the first owner kept, suppose people that can afford new jags can afford to take plates with them :)
Be intrigued hear how you get on with blower transistors, getting them etc over here, I am down to one of the two blowers only working and only on high! So have to face getting them and getting both out for the change, bit harder on mine due to airbag on passenger side
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby Indiana_Jones » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 am

Hey there chaps, managed to get some new bits and bobs for the car, new boot struts and a factory gear knob.

Now I got the boot struts in fine, but had a hick up getting the knob on, I think the current one may have been cross threaded, as when I tried to take it off, I managed to snap the bloody selector stick!

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Thankfully there was enough thread to get the factory knob on, but will look to source a new stick/lever, is that something that can be easily replaced? also is there meant to be a lower/second part to the knob? I see a few pictures in books/online indicate so. Cheers.
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby Morgan1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Yes, there is a nut that goes on first and they tou twist the knob on and tighten the nut. Should be OK without it though. Cheers Craig
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby Indiana_Jones » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:25 am

Had some free time to tinker with the car today, so managed to replace the air filter, no idea how old the current one is, but for piece of mind, out with the old and in with the new!

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Same again with the coolant, no idea how old that was. But after refilling the system and 'checking for leaks' (as per the Haynes book of lies), I did in fact find one.

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Looks like it's from the water pump to me (though I could be mistaken), not sure if it was there before I changed the coolant, but the old coolant was not as bright as the mixture I replaced it with, so I dare say I hadn't noticed it on the carport floor (which has a nice black stain where my Wolseley used to live).

Any suggestions of how to rectify? I imagine it's a case of removing it and replacing the gasket and seal, but of course if one is to remove it, they might has well renew the whole pump.

Cheers,

Andrew
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby pimgmx » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:02 pm

If the leak is the water pump it could be two causes...
The gasket between the pump halves: replace it and apply hylomar or similar for optimal sealing.
The pump shaft: they can leak along the axle if the pump's mechanicals are sufficiently worn. There are rebuild kits available afaik, hopefully saving the $$$s of a replacement pump.

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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby naki_k » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 pm

You can’t beat a proper service as the right way to start off your ownership.
If the rest of they servicing is as old as that air filter, it’s long overdue!

Other useful checks/ service work.

Clean out the throttle body inner chamber/ butterfly valve.
Check Your engine breather hoses are clear.
Fuel filter renew.
Drive shaft UJs grease points.
Clean the end off the crank sensor sensor. They are often caked in grease, and the metal nib can be corroded.
Check the cam cover seal fit cracks/ leaks.
Renew brake fluid.
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby Indiana_Jones » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:24 am

Took another look and ran the engine for a while to get up to temp, a decent puddle formed under the car and taking a look, it appears that it is coming out of the weep hole. I am assuming this means my seal is on its last legs and I'll need to renew the pump?

Edit: Taking a look online for a pump repair kit, but not having much luck, any suggestions would be appreciated (or a new pump, if the price is reasonable).

Cheers
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby babulio » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am

(GB) Auto pumps in Kent UK - they say they supply JaguarLR so should be the same part & best price. Good fast service too.
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Re: My 1987 3.6 Sovereign

Postby naki_k » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:43 pm

You can find all the individual part numbers here, and start searching with those, though I don’t see a complete seal kit/ rebuild kit offered.

https://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/uk/j ... -3-6-litre
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93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
96 4.0 X306 XJR
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
93 3.2s Breaking
95 X300 For Sale


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