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by pmansson
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rattling noise from lower cam chain
Replies: 7
Views: 425
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Re: Rattling noise from lower cam chain

Will do so on Monday, when at my Stockholm garage. I read through the invoices from CMC, and see thar both chains, and tensioner were renewed, and the top chain was tightened last year. I see nothing about a new water pump. I will remove the belt on Monday, and if no noise, it is the water pump. How...
by pmansson
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rattling noise from lower cam chain
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Sweden

Re: Rattling noise from lower cam chain

Agreed, but the noise does emanate at the front of the engine, and low down😱
by pmansson
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rattling noise from lower cam chain
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Sweden

Rattling noise from lower cam chain

Kicks in at 1800, and more so on a hot than cold engine. Has been present for a couple of years during which I have done perhaps 1000 miles. Sounds like metal balls being shaken around in a tin can. Using a stetoscope, I can´t hear anything from the water pump, as I hoped, as it is easier to change....
by pmansson
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gulf 20-50 vs other 20-50 mineral oils
Replies: 2
Views: 481
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Gulf 20-50 vs other 20-50 mineral oils

I have used the same oil for 20 yrs and been very pleased (Swedish private brand but made by the same refinery as Esso used for their, more expensive products). Last year I began using Gulf’s MAX and Classic. Almost identical but the metal can Classic has more zinc. Twice the price to my previous oi...
by pmansson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 3081
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Re: v. late 3.8's

Good info, and as I suspected. But I am very pleased about the POs change as I prefer it to the later style. I find the cubby box in the way when changing gears, and I love the alu panels.
by pmansson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 3081
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Re: v. late 3.8's

881583 is correct. Why do you mention another number? I can show you the Her Cert as well as pictures of frame and chassis plate/plaque I think other details suggest an earlier car. Bought it 15 yrs ago in Germany. Had come from the US in the 90s. The seats have that correct red colour rather than s...
by pmansson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 3081
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Re: v. late 3.8's

This is interesting! My 3,8 (881583) was built on March 22nd 1964, yet it has what looks like an original alu panelled interior. I have always assumed that a later US owner changed from black/leather to alu panels, but who knows...? I prefer the early alu panels, and I find the cubby box in the way ...
by pmansson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox breather
Replies: 4
Views: 1037
Sweden

Re: Gearbox breather

This makes me wonder if my all synchro box, installed after overhaul in an XK 150, has a clogged breather which causes the box to leak quite badly.
by pmansson
Tue May 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 1142
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Re: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

Many good thoughts. Thank you. The spinners are the original, but refurbished. The garage guy did mention the bonnet hinge, but we didn´t explore further. The front right wheel bearing is a tiny bit loose. But moving to the next hole, for the locking pin, might make it too tight. I will pursue the b...
by pmansson
Mon May 18, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump
Replies: 8
Views: 1142
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Noise in the front at very low speeds on a pothole or speed bump

It has gotten worse, louder and more often. Almost always on the left side. Ball joints, steering rack and torsion bars seem ok. I reduced tyre pressure from 2,2 to 1,9 in the 205 XWX, but this didn´t help much. Where shall I continue to search? (everything is in very good condition, and a very good...
by pmansson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Intermittent rattle under cam cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1500
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Re: Intermittent rattle under cam cover

Agreed. I had a rattle between 1600-2200. Tightening the upper chain sorted that problem.
by pmansson
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge with moving needle
Replies: 2
Views: 1014
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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: 8044
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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: 2105
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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: 2883
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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: 2844
Sweden

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: 2844
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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: 4130
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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: 3090
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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: 4075
Sweden

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...