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ChrisW
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Location: Whatlington, East Sussex

Solent Blue XJ12 L527KWC

Postby ChrisW » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Here's some pics of my V12 goodies

Unused spare key and working fob:
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lots of bills, original brochure and trim guide

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Lovely 8J wheels and rust free arches

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In the unglamorous layby next to my house.

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That engine. Not keen to start from cold, took a lot of turning over this morning. Fine once its whooshed into life though.

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Beginnings of bulkhead rust, it all feels solid, but there is dampness in the footwells after todays heavy rain.

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Inner wings good.

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Oil leak from cam cover mentioned in the ad. Doesn't look a huge issue at the moment.

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Hey Derek - one for you !

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No complaints about any of this

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Or this

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Not sure about the stick on leaper

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Sunroof grot - lovely chap gave me a whole new assembly in the correct colour including the frame and motors.

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Dry boot, first aid kit, tool kit and CD player

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Self levelling removed and Bilsteins fitted all round, poly bushes to front and rear subframes plus firmer steering rack bushes all fitted 2006, buts its only done 6000 miles since then.

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'93 XJR
'93 XJ12
'73 MGB Roadster
97 Range Rover Autobiography

Rory
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Location: Herne Bay, Kent

Re: V12 Rush

Postby Rory » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:04 pm

Lovely... :D. Jealous does not come close. My only consolation is that it is not a DD6 :(
Have you got your sights on that parking space tomorrow? ;)

But remember only "20% risk" is acceptable... how are you doing on that score?

Rory
1992 4.0 Daimler(662003)(2010-)

naki_k
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Location: Kirton, nr Boston, Lincolnshire

Re: V12 Rush

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:05 pm

all i can say is WOW. i think you hit the jackpot there. looks very well taken care of.
with a little minor work could be a really special car.
am very happy for you, and the gamble looks to have paid off.

regarding the hard to start issue. again i am sure this is servicing, and a little more use.
possibly coolant temp sensor too, as maybe its not getting enough fuel to begin with.
anything on the VCM?

what i would do straight away is check the rotor arm. if my one is anything to go by. any signs of melting or burning, change it.
its worth changing it anyhow, i reckon, unless its very new looking. also the dizzy cap gasket, and vacuum line air filter.
see list below/ (see my shadow thread)



does the air con work too? :o
looks like it has a service sticker there, so must have been done at some point.

also, to save you some time, here is a little list of part numbers. could come in handy.
dont buy the ebay rotor arms at inflated prices, when JDHT have them at £10 ;)

DBC12507 CRANKSHAFT SENSOR XJS/XJ6/XJ12/XJ40 £28.23 £33.88
LHD1509AA* PLUG LEAD SET XJ40 V12
NMD6091AC# FUEL FILTER £9.17
JLM1910 .Distributor cap gasket £5.75
JLM1911 .Rotor arm £10.00
DAC4062 Air filter £2.50
JLM1909 .Distributor cap    + 6.0 Litre  £58.42
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

naki_k
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Location: Kirton, nr Boston, Lincolnshire

Re: V12 Rush

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:08 pm

funny how those inlet manifold stickers are peeling off. wonder if they are an aftermarket job, as never seen the normal jaguar v12 versions do that
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

XJ40-MARK
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Re: V12 Rush

Postby XJ40-MARK » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:28 pm

outstanding looking car and what appears to be, a well maintained one. hope you enjoy it ;)
if you resolve the issue with the wipers, i`d be interested to know, as i have the same fault at the moment, with the intermittent wipes.
i had the issue with my last 40 as well, but a good spray of WD40 into the park switch inside the wiper motor, cured it and it never played up again. however, i`ve done the same on this car and it has`nt cured it this time, so at the moment, i`m assuming the switch is playing up!

seems to be very little work to do on your V12, apart from a bit of tlc. the fact he`s given you another sunroof panel is half the battle.
good luck with it anyway, nice find and buy ;)

ChrisW
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Re: V12 Rush

Postby ChrisW » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:47 pm

naki_k wrote:regarding the hard to start issue. again i am sure this is servicing, and a little more use.
possibly coolant temp sensor too, as maybe its not getting enough fuel to begin with.
anything on the VCM?
what i would do straight away is check the rotor arm. if my one is anything to go by. any signs of melting or burning, change it.
its worth changing it anyhow, i reckon, unless its very new looking. also the dizzy cap gasket, and vacuum line air filter.
see list below/ (see my shadow thread)


Cheers Mr N. Very glad that youre V12 pathfinding down there in Devon. I suspect coolant temperature sensor due to age of car and fact it runs fine once started, although a bit lumpy for first few seconds. Nothing on VCM, but in the past I've had over fuelling issues cured by replacing the sensor. Maybe they get marginal before theyre bad enough to give an ecm fault. Looking forward to delving into that engine but looks like rain will stop play for the next few days. Air con doesn't work, but I'll let Halfords do their no fix no fee bit.
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'93 XJR
'93 XJ12
'73 MGB Roadster
97 Range Rover Autobiography

Simont485
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Location: Eye, Suffolk

Re: V12 Rush

Postby Simont485 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:56 pm

That looks superb. A great car! Love the colour combination too!

Make sure the coolant is ok and the coil packs and ignition system is in tip top condition. Does yours have the Cats. They were an option on the K reg cars as was a passenger air bag. A year later they were a legal requirement!!

We will have to get the V12s together!! (god knows when and how :lol: :lol: )
Jaguar XJ12 1994 704165
Jaguar XJS V12 1996 196529
Rover SD1 TP Vitesse 1986

naki_k
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Location: Kirton, nr Boston, Lincolnshire

Re: V12 Rush

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:53 pm

Simont485 wrote:We will have to get the V12s together!! (god knows when and how


sounds good to me, but would help if i get mine on the road first, unless you all want to come down to Naki Towers, Devon


ChrisW wrote:Cheers Mr N. Very glad that youre V12 pathfinding down there in Devon. I suspect coolant temperature sensor due to age of car and fact it runs fine once started, although a bit lumpy for first few seconds. Nothing on VCM, but in the past I've had over fuelling issues cured by replacing the sensor. Maybe they get marginal before theyre bad enough to give an ecm fault. Looking forward to delving into that engine but looks like rain will stop play for the next few days. Air con doesn't work, but I'll let Halfords do their no fix no fee bit.


your welcome ;)
hours of fun coming up, just like me, familiarizing yourself, and delving into ever orifice.

not seen anyone else do this, but i always clean up coolant sensors on the bench grinder. when you remove it would will see it will be browny green, which am sure must effect the way it measures the temp. its cured issues for me in the past, and also works on thermal switches in the rad (6cyl).
so how wet are the footwells. just damp or sopping.
i think this car was garaged, was it not? so that should have helped minimize any water ingress over the years, coupled with light use.
but they are cheap to replace anyhow. think its the same unit as 6cyl
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

naki_k
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Location: Kirton, nr Boston, Lincolnshire

Re: V12 Rush

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:55 pm

so who will be the next lucky V12 Victim, sorry i mean owner?
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

old del boy
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Location: Kent

Re: V12 Rush

Postby old del boy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:53 pm

Looks as though you have a good bargain there , even the hard job of sourcing the correct sunroof has been done , i'm sure you'll have fun with your new acquisition ;)

Derek..
'93 4.0L Daimler, solent blue,
'93 4.0L Daimler, Westminster,
'85 2600 Rover sd1 vdp oporto.