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by BigCatXJS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: 3.6-4.0 aj6
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: 3.6-4.0 aj6

You might want to talk to these guys if you have not done so already. Pretty sure they had a supercharged 4.0 with manual transmission conversion a few years back. This is not a recommendation as I have not used them personally. Hyper Transformations: The Farm Great Haseley Oxford Oxfordshire OX44 7...
by BigCatXJS
Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: XJSTransmission
Topic: Transmission light on
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Transmission light on

Bit of a long shot - but could it be an intermittent speed sensor issue? On my X300 Daimler Six I had issues after a non -jaguar garage replaced some wheel hubs. That was a mistake - they damaged one of the wheel speed sensors used by the ABS and ECU - caused the car to go into limp-home mode random...
by BigCatXJS
Mon May 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: The innocence of youth
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: The innocence of youth

1985 E28 BMW M535 - great car in terms of performance (had the dog-leg 5-speed transmission) but clearly had previous form as it did not track straight. I was 17 at the time and an idiot because the indie dealer would not let me test drive it; he said insurance reasons but he was in fact disguising ...
by BigCatXJS
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: XJSTransmission
Topic: Late 6.0 Coupe converting to Manual Box??
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Late 6.0 Coupe converting to Manual Box??

I would completely agree that manual transmission unlocks a lot of potential. I have a 5 speed getrag from a donor 3.6 that had died. Amongst many other mods it has transformed the car. My use-case was compelling as my XJ-S had the GM 3 speed transmission - very strong and reliable but so limiting a...
by BigCatXJS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: XJSTransmission
Topic: Late 6.0 Coupe converting to Manual Box??
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Late 6.0 Coupe converting to Manual Box??

Unless you have desire for 6 speed manual transmission (see link below - looks fun!) I personally would keep as a 4-speed auto; https://youtu.be/y7F9U8GHPd4 I heard (hearsay) that its necessary to downgrade some 6.0 ignition/circuitry down to 5.3 spec to support running manual transmission. I'm not ...
by BigCatXJS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: XJSEngine
Topic: V12 white smoke and slight misfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: V12 white smoke and slight misfire?

White smoke could be over-fueling on one of the banks. The simple ECU can fail and flood one of the banks (you will know about this if you are driving at the time!). Tell-tail sign prior to failure is a very strong smell of petrol that may be smelt by the driver or passenger of car following behind ...
by BigCatXJS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: XJSSuspension
Topic: Rear Anti-Roll Bar
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Rear Anti-Roll Bar

Some sports pack cars had the rear mounts for a ARB, but no actual ARB!!! My '89 was one such car. Fortunately - Harvey Bailey Eng. provide a decent aftermarket rear ARB. I also had a thicker front HB ARB fitted. Really transformed the handling.
by BigCatXJS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: XJS V12 Manual Conversion & ITB's & Maybe TWR Rep
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: XJS V12 Manual Conversion & ITB's & Maybe TWR Rep

Mine is a v12 manual conversion. Getrag 5 speed with a number of AJ6 Eng / Harvey Bailey mods amongst many others. She was converted in 2014 by Alders Classics whom have performed a number of these conversions now. 5 years on and the only issue I had was with the bespoke gear box mount that needed t...
by BigCatXJS
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: My daily routine
Replies: 2
Views: 284

My daily routine

Every day is a XJ-S day!

https://youtu.be/llGJheQnkDQ

...except my XJ-S is arctic blue and is a coupe :lol:
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by BigCatXJS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: XJSNew Arrivals
Topic: Car Cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Car Cover

https://www.classicadditions.com/en-GB/jaguar-xj-s-car-covers/vml_1052-167730 Probably too late now but the above I have used for my XJ-S and Merc (indoor and outdoor covers). I also use unibond dehumidifying tablets in the passenger and boot areas. For the first time ever I have kept the road tax r...
by BigCatXJS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: Bigger speakers needed....
Replies: 16
Views: 3482

Re: Bigger speakers needed....

Alpine SPR-50 R Type 2 way speakers 270w https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/SingleView/SPR-50 - fitted two in the front to replace failing Jaguar (Philips) original speakers back in 2012...
by BigCatXJS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: XJS prices - what's the state?
Replies: 25
Views: 4478

Re: XJS prices - what's the state?

Keepers get handed down to the next generation :D Well - so I would like to think! I suspect the sad reality will be probably be that the XJ-S gets sold/scrapped at the same time I'm planted six foot under!!! "Vintage" game footage of Fortnight / Robux will probably be more prized and paid for via a...
by BigCatXJS
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: XJSFor Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted: new/nearly new late facelift windscreen
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Wanted: new/nearly new late facelift windscreen

It is difficult when one is beholden to one source of supply! My XJ-S windscreen that I waited an age for was at a good price made even better by a sizable discount for my trouble. It was way south of £500. I ordered mine with the blue tint band. The XJ40 screen was over £1,000 :shock: That pricing ...
by BigCatXJS
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: 3 speed versus 5 speed...
Replies: 1
Views: 468

3 speed versus 5 speed...

https://youtu.be/8HW4gl4QnwQ

https://youtu.be/95MhCNKf7CA

I would like to think that mine is somewhere between the two extremes... Maybe..

https://youtu.be/xxO7ZB70ZAc
by BigCatXJS
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: XJ40 / X300Transmission
Topic: manual conversion question
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: manual conversion question

http://www.jag-lovers.org/e-type/5speed.html

Still a significant project....

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