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by J44EAG
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: X350Engine
Topic: X350R - engine mount replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: X350R - engine mount replacement

Simple fluid filled, Paul.

Essentially they are rather like the big front bushes on the banana arms in construction.

Mike
by J44EAG
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps

Blacks are competition material so have a Shore hardness rating of 90. Standard OE is 70, Purples are about 82. I have experimented with Blacks or Purples in various locations on S-type and X350. For the best ride that is not overly harsh, I suggest Purples ( and nothing else) in all upper wishbone ...
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: X350Engine
Topic: X350R - engine mount replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: X350R - engine mount replacement

Suggest you take the car to Tom Lenthal Jaguar at Finchampsted.

Tom is the best in the area and will get both jobs done for you in a jiffy.

Mike
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps

Paul is correct. Both the inner drop arm bolts and the front banana arm bolts have camber washers. Sub frames in both locations have tangs which receive the cam washers and stop them slipping around when the car is finally checked for camber and caster. That is bush 5 on the lower drop arm. I strong...
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: X350Engine
Topic: X350R - engine mount replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: X350R - engine mount replacement

A very rare job. I`ve not heard of anyone yet who has had to change engine mounts. Best to ensure the need is real before forking out for new parts....first you have to get the under tray off. The fixings can be a nightmare due to corrosion. Best of luck!!!!!

Mike
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps

No....parts 9,10 and 11 on the lower arm. The cam washer10 has a tang on it which runs along the bolt9. That stops it rotating around the bolt. The original bolt had just a flat machined on it. The cam washer had a hole in it but also a flat section which matched the bolt. Under tightening or indeed...
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: X350Transmission
Topic: Gearbox flush
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Gearbox flush

An excellent appraisal on the benefits of true preventative maintenance. Yes, it was pricey but you get what you pay for. If this type of maintenance gets ignored, you can expect eventual repairs which will cost vastly more. With a re-con gearbox costing something like £3k, the flushing maintenance ...
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: X350Engine
Topic: X350R - engine mount replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: X350R - engine mount replacement

Obviously, parts cost, labour and VAT can quickly hit £500. Best to find out parts cost and go from there. Lets face it, you are unlikely to get a pair of new hydraulic engine mounts for less than £250. With labour often at £100+ per hour plus VAT, you could easily hit that £500 figure. Remember you...
by J44EAG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps

If you have had that done, then it is likely to be the big inner bushes on the lower front axle line drop arm. If overhauling, ensure you buy the modified set of cam bolts before you start the job. The original fit job items are not the best bit of engineering around. They are likely to be trashed a...
by J44EAG
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 244
Views: 24853

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

A difficult few days spent traveling between the house and East Surrey Hospital where my Father is laid up. Recovery is now taking place but two trips a day on a tortuous eleven mile journey in each direction, plus foot work within the hospital not to mention attending my Father, has left me quite e...
by J44EAG
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Rubbery steering wheel feel over bumps

At 79k, I completely re-bushed my X350R with Powerflex bushes. The bushes were all completely shot. The lower rear wishbone bushes were changed for new OE patent items from Racing Green. S-types, XF and X350 with the banana arm front suspension all have inter-changable wishbones. The most likely cau...
by J44EAG
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: XJSFor Sale or Wanted
Topic: Neglected 3.6 Auto - whats it worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Neglected 3.6 Auto - whats it worth?

I typed the plate into a valuation site but couldn`t get a definitive result. However, SXF45 was available for £2330.

The XJS is possibly just spares potential. I suppose that makes it worth what you are prepared to offer for it on the day.....

Mike
by J44EAG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 244
Views: 24853

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

I have a pile of TP MG996 metal geared servos, Jerry. No problem at all. They run well on 5 cell, 7.5v NiMh or Fe type batteries. Being digital units rather than analogue, the seem to like good voltage. Not much more I can say about them other than I`ve had no issues. Reviews didn`t kick up and issu...
by J44EAG
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 244
Views: 24853

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Yes, Jerry, I`m glad this model is going to be i/c powered. £4 for the motor and a pound for the tank.....that`s good old bangernomics for you! That gets the costs down to affordable proportions. 20190612_224146.jpg The beaten up Hurricane pilot is ready to fly again having had a hard life in the Hu...
by J44EAG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 244
Views: 24853

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Hi Rod, Electricity is one very dangerous form of energy. People think because something is low voltage it doesn`t have a lethal punch! Most of us will know the size of spark generated if a spanner gets put across the terminals of a vehicle battery. That is dangerous enough. Lipo batteries are at an...

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