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1994 Daimler Double Six

richard1983
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Next job - get the A/C working properly!

Gets quite hot in there on a sunny day with all that wood, leather and lambswool carpet!
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:58 pm

She’s looking and driving great at last. Very lucky car getting so much pampering.
And a lift too. Way to go.

There’s always the next challenge. A/C. Good luck with that one.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:01 pm

First step to pressure test the system, searching for leaks!
The condenser is usually the first suspect, but any of the system could leak. O-rings?
Then there’s two pressure switches, compressor etc...
Don’t forget to change drier bottle too.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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92 4.0 XJR Manual
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93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm

My local A/C specialist did actually get the the system working last year when we were looking at recommissioning the car in Eastbourne.

There was a particular hose leaking, some perished o-rings on the condenser and the expansion valve wasn't looking too healthy.

So the system blew cold air, but did leak. I'll look int it this year, but I just want to drive it and get some miles on her.

I'll also get the new front valance painted & fitted, that you supplied Naki. Amongst the many other parts you have supplied, which have helped keep this car alive!
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby ChrisW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:03 am

All sounds very fixable. I think condensers for the V12 are hard to come by but if it worked last year then its likely that its only failed now due to gradual loss of refrigerant. I have to top up mine with a Halfords top up bottle at least once a year to keep them working.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby katar83 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 pm

I've swapped few condensers on 40s and 300s, each old one was leaking and pretty much non removable because when you attempt to remove it, they fall apart :roll:
On my old 40 I had to replace the condenser, drier and and top hose to get it running but after that all worked well, AC systems are generally easy to work with, especially when they are empty and when you dont have to worry about leaking gas into the air :)
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:44 pm

katar83 wrote:I've swapped few condensers on 40s and 300s, each old one was leaking and pretty much non removable because when you attempt to remove it, they fall apart :roll:
On my old 40 I had to replace the condenser, drier and and top hose to get it running but after that all worked well, AC systems are generally easy to work with, especially when they are empty and when you dont have to worry about leaking gas into the air :)


They have a clever Pre-leak feature to make sure its empty and ready.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby richard1983 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:41 pm

Well just when everything was coming together..........

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Some prat goes into the back of the car on a motorbike.

Learner rider was filtering down the middle of the road at a junction, and then misjudged passing to the other side of my car.

Fuming.

I’m dealing with the insurance now.

Just hoping they don’t write the old girl off now - after coming all this way with it.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby ChrisW » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:07 pm

What rotten luck.
When similar happened to me the insurance company gave me a cash settlement which was more than enough to get the car repaired at a less expensive body shop. And of course I kept the car.
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Re: 1994 Daimler Double Six

Postby naki_k » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:43 pm

It’s a dangerous place out there. Bad luck though.
Dare I say the biker came off worse?

A good dent puller should be able to sort that rear wing. So it’s not a complete disaster. Have a you found a good local body shop yet? :shock:
I may have a spare D lamp if you need it?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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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