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by pmansson
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge with moving needle
Replies: 2
Views: 141
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Fuel gauge with moving needle

What can cause the gauge/needle to move between E and F very slowly? I filled the tank, which was reading empty, but would only take about 1/4. The needle remained at E. I tapped the glass, but unlike another Jaguar, where this will send the needle to the correct level ver fast, this gaugeś needle m...
by pmansson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: direction indicator: left one does not blink
Replies: 26
Views: 4545
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Re: direction indicator: left one does not blink

I seem to have a closely related problem on the 3rd ladt 420G, sold new in Belgium with the Hazard warning light accessory. When activating the right blinker, the small front repeater, on the left side also blinks, but not the main left blinker. The 2 on the front right, and the rear right blink as ...
by pmansson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tremec 5 Speed box V12
Replies: 5
Views: 751
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Re: Tremec 5 Speed box V12

I just got a 420G back from CMC, where they fitted a T-5 supplied by Elite transmissions. It makes a terrible noise on 5th. Screetching, cutting sort of noise. I ave only driven it 3-4 times and only short moments in 5th. They claim not to have noticed anything, but I don´t think they did any motorw...
by pmansson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Carb. Tags for Front, Centre and Rear
Replies: 4
Views: 1900
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Re: Carb. Tags for Front, Centre and Rear

Silly question perhaps, but what is thenpurpose of them?
by pmansson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar part number fro the rear shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 1988
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Re: Jaguar part number fro the rear shocks

Thank you
C20008
by pmansson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Jaguar part number fro the rear shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 1988
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Jaguar part number fro the rear shocks

Has anybody got easy access to the C number?
(4,2 S1 FHC)
by pmansson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 11
Views: 2846
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

How did the story finish Christopher?
I have a wobbling damper on a 120, and yesterday looked at Rob Beere´ s alternative to the stock item.
Can the damper be replaced from the front/oitside, or does it involve a lot more work?
by pmansson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rob Beere
Replies: 4
Views: 2140
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Rob Beere

Any particularly good products, new or old, that are highly recommended?
by pmansson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lower timing chain noise
Replies: 7
Views: 3316
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Re: Lower timing chain noise

I just read this thread twice, as I have the same issue on an XK140 with a rebuilt engine. Rattling noise between 1700-2200, whether driving or revving a parked car. No difference on hot or cold engine (perhaps less noise with cold engine). I have tried locating the noise with my stetoscope. No imme...
by pmansson
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil
Replies: 5
Views: 1198
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Re: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil

The Gulf oil, in the 5L metal can, has a zinc level,of >1600
by pmansson
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil
Replies: 5
Views: 1198
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Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil

I have used several brands of this oil in my Jaguars over the last 35 years. Recently Iwas convinced that the Gulf oil with extra high level of zinc additive (more in the 5L metal cans than in the 4L plastic cans) is even better for our engines. I have now used it for the 2 most recent oil changes. ...
by pmansson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil
Replies: 0
Views: 3131
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Gulf Classic 20-50 mineral oil

I have used several brands of this oil in my Jaguars over the last 35 years. Recently Iwas convinced that the Gulf oil with extra high level of zinc additive (more in the 5L metal cans than in the 4L plastic cans) is even better for our engines. I have now used it for the 2 most recent oil changes. ...
by pmansson
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: no keys for door locks
Replies: 5
Views: 822
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Re: no keys for door locks

I never lick the doors of my old cars. The occasional hour(s) that I leave the car unattended, I prefer a thief to open the doors without damaging chrome, paint/metal and glass.
And I never have anything valuable inside.
by pmansson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 1079
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Re: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

The carbs are in very good shape. New jets in August and minor adjustments when using Colortune. Ran very well, but I foolishly increased the richness following a 2-3 CO reading, but only to 5.5 which is what these engines need to run well.
Very confusing😱
by pmansson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)
Replies: 8
Views: 1079
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Engine stalls after 3-5 secs (and has very sooty plugs)

Can an excessively rich mixture cause this??? I see in the car’s Blue book that I increased the the CO level from 3 to 5,5 using my nearby garage’s tester, following a brake fluid change. Next time out, a week later, the engine stalled when warming up. Yesterday I had a bad drive with lots of starts...
by pmansson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish
Replies: 19
Views: 2269
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Re: Ignition Warning Light will not Extinguish

I had this problem on a 420G about 15 trs ago. Trying to remember the solution...😱.
In the meantime, I see that SNG has 2 versions of the 3AW ”can”. Don´t get the difference, besides the that they say one is suitable for cars with a remote regulator...!?!??
by pmansson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best electronic ignition
Replies: 16
Views: 13399
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Re: Best electronic ignition

What is the 4”x3“x1“ grey boxthat’s needed together with the XJ S3 distributor?
by pmansson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Play in the steering wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 410
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Play in the steering wheel

I have changed the 2 (original felt) bushes between inner and outer steering column, but on one or two cars it is the splined connection onto which we secure the steering wheel, after adjusting the lateral position, that remains less than firm after tightening the adjustment knob. I asked SNG, and t...
by pmansson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Carb float recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 837
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Re: Carb float recommendations

Please excuse my ignorance, but what are stay up floars?
I hae had punctured brass floats, and know they come in other materials, but stay up..?
Peder
by pmansson
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 11
Views: 2846
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

On my Mk9, I had a hard to trace metallic noise which kicked in at 1500, whether driving or parked in N. It was very hard to determine the source, even with my stethoscope. When the car was with CMC they found it to be at the bottom end of the downpipes, I think, and difficult to locate. This was a ...