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Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

naki_k
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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby naki_k » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:01 am

Now all you need is a late 4.0 to go with it?
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moglite
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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:03 pm

Car has been in storage for a little while. But I picked it up last night, and I've got updates :D

But I've been busy getting rvdz's wheels refurbished, and fresh tyres.
Very happy with that for a look, especially as it has just come off the jack, and the suspension will settle a little.

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My rear lights were letting the side down, and letting water into the boot.

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Managed to source a fresher set. I think they look a lot better, and suit the paintwork better than the smoked.

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I've got the trim strip to go on the boot too, when I get chance.
Too early to say if I've still got a boot leak, but there is no sign of water in the footwells, since sealing the wiring grommet on the inner wing. There was a lot of standing water on the 30 mile drive home yesterday too - fingers crossed.

I've also had the rear subframe/a-frame bushes done. They were very fighty according to the garage, but new bolts, and genuine bushes makes the bill a little easier to swallow.

But this was a shock - hole in the mounting bracket

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I've still got some quite serious suspension clonks :shock:
That sound like they are coming from the front somewhere, but I didn't find anything obvious when I had the wheels off today.

As well as that bracket, my new shopping list also has a front polybush kit, and a pair of front shocks.

Oh and that A/C condenser I bought is definitely wrong for the V12 - bummer. Still I'll get the re-gas man round, and see what he says.

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby naki_k » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:29 pm

It’s quite typical to start finding further/ hidden problems ones you start looking/ know where to look.
The MOT history on your car shows inconsistent results over the past few years (corrosion’s warnings being spotted one year, but then not in another). Read into that what you will.
Again, nothing really unusual though.
The rear subframe mounts should be an easy swap anyhow, especially as the bolts will have been undone to do your A -Frame bushes.

I have spares here. PM for details.

Boot water leaks- check around the fuel filler gator, aerial grommet, windscreen lower corners, under the sealing rubber (look from inside the boot/ under the rear deck, with a torch).
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naki_k
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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby naki_k » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:45 pm

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

moglite
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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Tue May 01, 2018 6:03 pm

Thanks Naki

I'm okay for subframe brackets - a pair is winging its way to me.
I've got some rust issues still to sort out underneath I know.
MOTs are far too subjective on older cars to have too much merit IMHO. But I will bring the old girl back up to par.

The boot seems to be dry at the moment - monitoring closely ;)

I might get chance to do a £50 re-gas on the air-con, but any major expenditure will have to wait, as I've just sprung for new front shocks, a poly-bush kit for the front end, and Jaguar bushes for the anti-roll bar.
I'm pretty busy at work, so I'm farming that out to a local Jag specialist, so I've got another fairly chunky labour bill waiting in the wings.

Hopefully that will tighten up the driving experience, as even with new balanced tyres, the front end is a bit shakey.

Still had an enjoyable tool down to the coast, and a nice birthday lunch with the missus.

I still can't reverse park the Daimler for toffee.
But it amused me when a Moroccan Red XF parked next to me :D

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Wed May 09, 2018 10:59 am

My subframe brackets turned up, and look more than a little smarter than the ones I took off.
The replacements seem to have drainage holes in them, maybe Jaguar addressed the issue for the X308's ??

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As Naki said the rust history on the MOTs was variable on my car.

It has definitely had some underseal blasted around without too much care.
The inner sill to floorpan joints were flaky on both sides.
But the passenger side was pretty much perfect after wire-brushing, and has now been zinc primered and covered in Dinitrol 4941

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The wire brush discovered some holes on the drivers side front jacking point though.
The twisted knot brush on the angle grinder is a cruel mistress.

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Luckily I can weld, and have some basic fabrication skills, and knocked up a couple of repair pieces.

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The car is currently undergoing front suspension surgery
    Boge dampers
    Jaguar bushes on the fat 6.0 anti-roll bar
    Polybushes on the wishbones and anti-roll bar links

Hopefully that lot will make quite an improvement.

Slowly getting there.

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Sun May 20, 2018 10:09 am

Me and the local Jag specialist have been making some good progress on the Daimler.

Front suspension was never going to be cheap or easy.

Full polybush kit, with genuine Jaguar bushes for the fat 6.0 anti-roll bar bushes, along with Boge front shocks.
Once the garage dug into the front suspension, pretty much everything else had to be replaced too.
Front wishbones are now powder coated, the fulcrum bolts, were replaced with good 2nd hand items.
New balljoints and spring pan bolts too.
A big bill, but some peace of mind, and the knocking noises I've been troubled from have gone.

Shame the springs didn't get painted, but I was away on business, so I couldn't keep an eye on the work, but much better

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I've also been making some progress with odds'n'ends

Radiator bushings had seen much better days

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The Torx bolts holding on the radiator top mount were quite crunchy, and I didn't want to put them back in. Luckily I had some stainless button heads in stock, which will do for now.

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The engine cover screws also needed work.
Some M6 rivnets fitted into the fuel rail, without any mods, then some M6 pozi-drive screws and some black stainless washers gave a look quite similar to the unobtainium V12 screws

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Whilst I was in the engine bay, I replaced a couple of missing rubber bumpers, that control how the closed bonnet sits, and the air filter for the distributor that Naki had previously mentioned.

The trim around the number plate lights was missing when I bought the car, but I obtained a replacement, and resprayed the black bits with satin black, after a good rub down and treatment of a little surface rust - good to get that in place - it makes quite a difference.

After a good wash, it is now looking quite presentable to take the missus out for a nice lunch ( The Pig at Studland bay in Dorset).

Next on the list are new front discs/pads as they are warped - I'm thinking EBC Ultimax ???
https://www.ebcbrakeshop.co.uk/info-brake-parts?make=DAIMLER&year=1993&model=Double+Six&engineSelect=6.0&engine=6.0&bhp=

One I might be able to get done later is replacing the rear sunblind, I have a new one from JCP, but need to take out the back-seat - I only put it back in yesterday :evil:
I thought the bolts for that would be in the boot above the fuel tank - but no !!

Going back into storage tomorrow. That will slow any progress.

Thanks for looking

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby naki_k » Tue May 22, 2018 12:31 pm

You are making great progress here. Tackling all the usual suspects.
That is odd they didn’t paint the springs. Seems so obvious with you doing everything else.
Is this the same garage where you queried the bill (about new bolts etc)?

A couple more checks- the small rubber grommet for the throttle control rods. It’s common for them to dissapear, and cause uneven revs. Let me know if you want the part number.
More rubber- check the blanking caps under the inlet manifolds (if you haven’t already). Again often missing.
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

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 pm

Accelerator grommets and intake rubbers are new ones on me - any details would be gratefully received ;)

The front suspension rebuild was done by a different garage, to the rear subframe bushes.
The garage that did the rear subframe bushes, was linked to the storage facility I used to store the car. So I've severed all ties with them,and will now be storing the car elsewhere.

New front discs and pads turned up today, so I threw those on this evening, not had chance to road test yet.

I've also replaced the rear sunblind.
The passenger one had the securing clips ripped from it, when I acquired the car, and it looked horrible.
The colour of the frame is right, but the material is different !!
Oh well I'll probably never use them, and they look fine closed

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The car isn't going into storage until after the bank holiday now, so I've got another week of fiddling around :D

Does anybody know what the trim code for the piping on my seats would be ?
The leather is Cream/NDR,and the piping is a claret red colour.
I want to get some materials to give the leather a little titivation whilst the weather is good.

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Thanks for looking

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Re: Daimler Double Six - 1993 - J6DXJ

Postby moglite » Sat May 26, 2018 5:16 pm

I bought a cheap set of A/C gauges, so I can see what is going on with my A/C
There was no pressure in the system - but I kinda knew that.

I used the gauge manifold to inject about 50psi into the system

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The system holds air, not sure if it completely leak free yet, but nothing easy like a split hose, or a big hole in the condenser.

But my first conclusion is my compressor is dead.
The clutch is fine and working as expected, but the compressor should get to about 200psi - nope nothing like that.

A new compressor seems to be over £400 - but that isn't happening at the moment
https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/15804e64-86fa-44e4-8bb1-d39b911cf89c

But there are seal kits - but I've never rebuilt a compressor.....
Anyone got a known good 2nd hand one ?????
This one on eBay seems to be a match on part numbers, but the rear of the compressor/valve block looks different, but I'm not sure if that is just because there is a "valve block" that needs bolting on.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AC-Compressor-Jaguar-6-0-XJ40-X300-MHE7300BA-CCC6592-CCC6535-Hella/183217787847?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

What option would those in the know suggest ?


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