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1994 Daimler Double Six

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:05 am

Simont485 wrote:Hi and well done for saving it!!

Got to say I do like the Reg number!!

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Ah ha! Fantastic to see number plate siblings! Mine will be in good company on here then.

Out of interest, was yours first registered to Jaguar? I've been told mine was a directors car for someone, but can't really back that up with anything. I'd just like to find out a little more about it. As ours are so close together, perhaps they picked a job lot for staff car?

Seeing as ours are only 20 numbers apart, they must have been very close to one another on the production run or gone across the same DVLA desk on the same day in Coventry!
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Simont485 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:06 am

No my car was sold to a private owner in Dorset first off!

Another member, XJ81____, owns an XJ12 his is registered L629 WDU.

DU is a Coventry identifier is all I know about the 'reg numbers
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm

Just a few update pics - as its been a while.
Not much has been happening until now, due to the lack of an MOT.
But its currently undergoing surgery to sort the holes and serious rust and generally bringing it back to life.

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Got some work to do to get it safe and road legal - but it'll get there eventually.
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 pm

Hi Richard

Is your DD6 at XJRestorations ? If so Its sharing the bodyshop with my XJR which I'm hoping to pick up on Monday.

Getting them together for a 1066 breakfast at some point would seem appropriate.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 am

Hi Chris. Yep, the car is at XJ restorations for the surgery.
I was there yesterday to go have and have a nose to see how things were getting on with it.
I did indeed see your XJR there - the XJ40.com window sticker like your XJ12 made me think it was yours. I have to have a good look at any 40 that turns up there! Must say it was looking very nice in Moroccan Red. It's nice to know mine has good company whilst its there.
I think a 1066 breakfast meet to celebrate them both sounds like an excellent idea! I'm back to work this coming Monday for 16 days. Hopefully they will finish mine and get it through its MOT by the time I return.
Perhaps a weekend in early/mid September then?
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:45 am

The car obviously needs plenty of attention in places - but I'm keen to tackle the more serious potential V12 issues first. Apart from an MOT obviously.
Primarily, after reading a lot of posts - I'm interested in the Marelli ignition system.

The car has been looked after mechanically - but I can't establish when or if the system has ever been tended to. It's had new plugs recently - but that's all I can find.

Obviously, having sat around for a long time - I'm keen to do the right thing by the car so think its probably not worth messing around, so am looking at replacing the dizzy cap, rotor arm, gasket and air filter as a precaution.

Everything is available from JCP or SNGB, but the dizzy on SNGB is listed as an aftermarket reproduction. There is nothing on JCP.
JLM1909 is listed as a post 89 dizzy for the XJS on David Manners - but is available and listed as genuine at £90.49.

Does anyone have any advice or recommendations on whether the aftermarket from SNGB is any good - I'm leaning towards the David Manners as its listed as genuine.

Is it worth changing the leads at this point too - or are they generally ok?
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby pimgmx » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:54 pm

richard1983 wrote:... whether the aftermarket from SNGB is any good - I'm leaning towards the David Manners as its listed as genuine.

I'm 99% certain that the David Manners item will be aftermarket as well.
(one phone call to DM should be all it needs to prove me wrong, though! ;) )
Original Marelli items have been NLA for ages (I tried hard enough for my DD6 a while ago), your only chance for an original one is hunting down a NOS item through forums like this or the bay of fleas.

The aftermarket ones are not too bad, just ensure you take the cap off once in a while to check its innards and the rotor arm for burn traces.

Replacing the leads: unplug one or two and inspect them in broad daylight...
All is OK if the insulation looks smooth & tight, consider replacement when you see small cracks & tears when you bend the lead.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:54 pm

pimgmx wrote:
richard1983 wrote:... whether the aftermarket from SNGB is any good - I'm leaning towards the David Manners as its listed as genuine.

I'm 99% certain that the David Manners item will be aftermarket as well.
(one phone call to DM should be all it needs to prove me wrong, though! ;) )
Original Marelli items have been NLA for ages (I tried hard enough for my DD6 a while ago), your only chance for an original one is hunting down a NOS item through forums like this or the bay of fleas.

The aftermarket ones are not too bad, just ensure you take the cap off once in a while to check its innards and the rotor arm for burn traces.

Replacing the leads: unplug one or two and inspect them in broad daylight...
All is OK if the insulation looks smooth & tight, consider replacement when you see small cracks & tears when you bend the lead.


Thanks for the input Pim. I'll certainly phone DM and ask then. I'll also check the leads as you suggest. If they are past it - are the expensive LHD1509AA sets actually genuine too, or are the aftermarket ones ok?

I've also had a look at the ignition coils - and they look fine. No sign of any cracking. Do you think they would be worth changing at this point or best left alone?
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Brake buster » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:58 am

i have a brand new genuine Marelli distributor cap , along with several excellent condition used caps , all brass terminals with Marelli moulded into the part , its funny how you mean to keep a spare for your own car, and end up with loads of them , lol

i also have a full set of 12 brand new Genuine Jaguar SPD1007 ( Champion RS6YCC ) spark plugs as well ,


rotor arms and coils are still available new from jaguar



BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:10 am

Brake buster wrote:i have a brand new genuine Marelli distributor cap , along with several excellent condition used caps , all brass terminals with Marelli moulded into the part , its funny how you mean to keep a spare for your own car, and end up with loads of them , lol

i also have a full set of 12 brand new Genuine Jaguar SPD1007 ( Champion RS6YCC ) spark plugs as well ,


rotor arms and coils are still available new from jaguar



BB



Thanks BB. E-mail sent your way.
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.


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