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Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Elsa_jag
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:19 pm

ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


It is a great feeling! It’s an even greater feeling when everything else is working too! I’d forgotten just how lovely this car is in the flesh. Can’t wait to start using her again.

That’s exactly what my fault was, intermittent. It came and went so randomly that I would replace a suspect component and the fault would seemingly disappear only to come back again shortly after!

It does seem fixed now, just need an mot and some miles under the belt to prove it.
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby naki_k » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 pm

ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


They certainly do. Hence why its another of those mandatory preventative measures all these late models need. All my late cars have them done as a matter of course. Its when not if.
Congrats of getting it done. Did you do the solder work, or farmed out?
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby pimgmx » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Good news, Carl!

Those bad solder joints can and will cause a headache or two when they decide to play up. Been there, done that... :(

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

naki_k wrote:
ChrisW wrote:Its a great feeling when you finally fix a long standing fault. Those fuse boxes cause a lot of "hard to pin down" or the even worse "intermittent" electrical faults.


They certainly do. Hence why its another of those mandatory preventative measures all these late models need. All my late cars have them done as a matter of course. Its when not if.
Congrats of getting it done. Did you do the solder work, or farmed out?


My father is very keen on electronics and he builds model railways etc. He’s very handy with a solder iron. So no I didn’t do it myself!
Regards, Carl

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby old del boy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:09 am

That's good to hear Carl , definitely not the first thing you would suspect and i suppose a last resort when all else has not solved the problem , time to re discover what a fine motor car you have :)

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:15 pm

I’ve been speaking to my mate who does my MOTs these days, he’s trying to get me a slot in the next week or two to get the Jag tested and back on the road.

I’ve had to check back through this thread to remember how long it’s been since she was on the road! September 2018 was the last trip out, but July 2018 was the last outing where I still had faith in the car.

Hopefully the resoldered fuse box is the end of my woes, I’m looking forward to getting her back on the road now, had it not been for Covid she would have been MOTD back in April, but the garage closed to non-essential workers.

She currently starts and runs and moves around no issues, no problem with cold starts nor hot starts and no long cranking times, fingers crossed for the MOT and a nice summer!

I’ll let you know how I get on...
Regards, Carl

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby naki_k » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:11 pm

How time can fly by, and circumstances conspire against us.
I am sure you will fly through the test.

On the subject of soldering. In my humble opinion, if think it’s worth resoldering the Fan relay and DBC10009 as a matter of course. For the same reason as the fuseboxes need it.
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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby Elsa_jag » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:48 am

naki_k wrote:How time can fly by, and circumstances conspire against us.
I am sure you will fly through the test.

On the subject of soldering. In my humble opinion, if think it’s worth resoldering the Fan relay and DBC10009 as a matter of course. For the same reason as the fuseboxes need it.


I’m familiar with the fan relay, but not DBC10009?
Regards, Carl

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby pimgmx » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:56 am

Elsa_jag wrote:...but not DBC10009?

It’s the one that makes your exterior lights go funny when they fail...
Resoldered mine ages ago, below the passenger-side dash iirc?

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Re: Elsa_My first Jag_1994 3.2s

Postby naki_k » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:08 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:
naki_k wrote:How time can fly by, and circumstances conspire against us.
I am sure you will fly through the test.

On the subject of soldering. In my humble opinion, if think it’s worth resoldering the Fan relay and DBC10009 as a matter of course. For the same reason as the fuseboxes need it.


I’m familiar with the fan relay, but not DBC10009?



put that part number into he search box. theres loads of posts about it.
all in the name of reliability.
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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