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L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Jaguarxj40
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 am

naki_k wrote:
pimgmx wrote:Insignia dashboard revisited...
Mine has gone in one corner only, but will need similar work as your parcel shelf, Naki...

Suggestions?


Yes, I think this is the way that these leather dash/ parcel shelf’s are heading.

The Parcel shelf will come out of course, and the Centre section can come away from the base.
Where is leather dash master Gary when he’s needed?



Hi Naki,
I'm still here ;) .
I've been looking at your predicament and I'm not familiar with the make up of the rear parcel shelf. I'm right in thinking that it's a two peice item, main parcel shelf carrier with the leather insert that has bowed.

Normally we would expect something like this happening with water ingress damaging the substrate then distorting when it dries out but as we have not had any rain for some time we have to put it down to the heat we are currently experiencing but looking at yours it's not a total loss.

The leather may be dried out a bit but it could be salvageable, you would obviously need to take the shelf out and disassemble it to get the insert out and carefully strip the leather off and make a new backing out of similar material, probably hardboard, leather can be forgiving and could be stretched gently to refit by using a little heat as this will make the leather subtle while you work with it as your recovering, a hair dryer will do the job by gently applying heat as you work with it.

As for how it's fitted in the car I think it has metal clips underneath, another option is you cold sandwich it between two suitable large items and leave for a few days.

Without it in front of me and not getting a feeling for the leather and how dry or subtle it is, it's difficult to exactly advise the best option.

If you take it out, some more detailed pictures would be good.

I'm happy to help and advise.

Gary
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1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:50 am

Cheers Gary. I will remove the shelf, at some point. The Centre section is a separate piece to the base.
The leather has gone quite stiff. So I guess I will work it with some Gliptone, and maybe sandwich it as you suggest.

I am away at the moment, but I will look at it in due course.

Though my boot lock has broken again, one day into the holiday. Thanks goodness I fitted the remote release switch, or we would be in trouble.
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi Naki,

Look forward to see what it looks like out and hopefully it can be an easy fix.

Have good holiday.

Gary.
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1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE 2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 Land Rover 101 forward control
1968 series 2 light weight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Jaguarxj40 wrote:Hi Naki,

Look forward to see what it looks like out and hopefully it can be an easy fix.

Have good holiday.

Gary.


And ChrisW’s 94 XJR has the same issue too. I expect most of them are going the same way too. Let’s see who gets to it first.
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93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:22 pm

I eventually plan to recover my rear parcel shelf in matching leather as I did to the dashboard, I have yet to remove mine so not sure what type of board is under the fake leather material that it's covered in, not sure if this type of parcel shelf is susceptible to heat as well.

As you said it may be a good idea to massage some gliptone into the leather to help soften it when you try to straighten it back into shape.

As you say, let's see who gets there first ;)

Gary
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE 2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 Land Rover 101 forward control
1968 series 2 light weight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:53 pm

Has anyone ever wondered why late model headrests have a small round hole on the underside? (All four have).
Perhaps a drain hole to let out all the water? :lol:

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I suspect you will get there first Gary.


My long cranking issue, has turned into a none starting issue. The fuel rail is not holding any fuel pressure, yet the fuel pump can be heard priming as usual.
The FPR has been changing twice.
I think I will need to replace the injectors.
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93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm

naki_k wrote:Has anyone ever wondered why late model headrests have a small round hole on the underside? (All four have).
Perhaps a drain hole to let out all the water? :lol:

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I suspect you will get there first Gary.

Oh sorry, missed this post. Never seen that before. I can't even think why they would do that in production, it's not even a neat hole :shock:

I'll ask a colleague who used to work there, he may be able to shed some light.

Also, any way forward with the parcel shelf :?:

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1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE 2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 Land Rover 101 forward control
1968 series 2 light weight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

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Re: Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:37 pm

naki_k wrote:Image

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Hmm, maybe this could be one simple solution to hold the corners down (library pic).
Though I don’t think black sun blinds look quite right in a Cream/ Mag interior? So Cream items would be needed.

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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:51 pm

Boot lock replaced for the second time.
I wonder how long the next one will last.
Of course a repair solution is now needed for these broken latch’s.

Also, I just found out that the interior/ remote release does not work when the boot latch is unplugged/ removed. You never stop learning with these cars..

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91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
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Re: L275 WOR - Jaguar XJR 4.0 Auto

Postby naki_k » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:57 pm

This arrived a few days ago.
So do I fit another tasty upgrade, with the hope of getting a heated front screen one day?
Though with another issue of (shock of shocks), the air con working “too well”, am not sure it’s needed currently. It’s a nice touch though.

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There’s already quite a few extras on this car now, with the auto dim mirror, boot liner, first aid kit, boot remote release etc.

CD changer should be another when I get around to it....

I even got around to clearing the clutter from the centre console to put some tapes in there. How many on here have done the same I wonder?
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More work was done last Sunday. Testing stages in progress, so there’s more to report soon.

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88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
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