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1994 Daimler Double Six

katar83
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby katar83 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:09 am

The auto relies on temp settings from external and internal sensors, if you have it set to 20C and its 0C outside, fans on auto should not kick in straight away. It should always take a little while for fans on auto to kick in as you also have delays built in to these circuits a bit like with petrol level sensors so sloshing doesn't affect the gauge when cornering. I think 40 has the same internal sensor as 300 with a little fan bolted to panel under steering wheel to the right with a little vent in it. Might be worth undoing it and cleaning it up on any car as the thermocouple always get fluffed up and doesn't operate as it should.

pimgmx wrote:
richard1983 wrote:The car does have an A/C leak at the moment (hissing behind the dash), which I must sort out.

That does not have to be a leak in that area per se...
I have noticed (on a ‘94 3.3 and a ‘93 4.0) that the hiss is a ‘feature’, and happens when the refrigerant level is low, but still sufficient to activate the pressure switch...

In both cases the noise disappeared after an A/C regas.
Hope the same goes for a V12 as well?


When I took my 40 to a 'reputable' garage in Cambridge for an oil change many years ago, they tried to scare me by saying the hissing noise is from failing brakes and I have to sort it out asap... Silly muggles :lol:
1996, 3.2 SWB X300 - Finally a rust free daily driver :)
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sun May 17, 2020 4:32 pm

The car has had a busy couple of weeks.

My lack of A/C was indeed the condenser in the end.

After a few enquiries - I settled on the Dutch option as has been previously described in other threads on the forum. Turns out is is made in the UK - so it's had a long journey to get here.

Its certainly a nice piece of kit. Copper core pipe and hand made I'd say. €325 for th r condenser and €35 for shipping. All from Cool Car Automotive in Goesbeek, Holland.

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All now works wonderfully. Except one of my cooling fans has packed up.
A spare has duly arrived courtesy of Naki industries - so will be fitted soon.

The interior has also been tidied up at a local leather trimmers.

It had suffered from years of not good treatment and a dog living in there - so needed a little lifting.

Curiously, my car was in with another XJ40. An early XJR from the looks of things.

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Looks like its had a lot of work done and is in for a new carpet and interior.

Anyway, mine has had all the leather surfaces rubbed down, coloured and lacquered again.

It now looks like it should do.

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1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sun May 17, 2020 4:34 pm

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Still looking good!
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.

naki_k
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Mon May 18, 2020 12:17 am

This is one lucky car. Getting the full treatment.
I am looking forward to seeing it one day.
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
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Breaking 40/ 300

Dazstap
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby Dazstap » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:17 pm

Me too Naki, me too. Great work you’re doing on this Richard.
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nestori
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby nestori » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:12 pm

That thing looks beautiful.
Late model XJ40 4.0S

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:53 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement guys. She's getting there one step at a time.

A little more suspension work first, then it's onto the rust...
1993 4.0 Sovereign, Flamenco Red.
1994 6.0 Daimler Double Six, Silver Frost.
2012 Mercedes E350, Obsidian Black.