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by PPV
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: X308New Arrivals
Topic: New member, x308 possible engine seizure
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: New member, x308 possible engine seizure

Have you tried Bob Bate (https://www.yell.com/biz/r-g-bate-engin ... d-1167585/) as he is a Jag man and quite close to you? If he cannot help he may suggest someone who can.
Best of luck,
by PPV
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: MK2Brakes
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Brake fluid

I agree with Alec. In addition have you recommissioned the brakes themselves by ensuring that the pistons move etc? If they are seized then the pedal will be difficult to move but you should feel a bit of movement as hoses will expand a little.
Regards,
by PPV
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: MK2Electrics
Topic: Tachometer not working
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Tachometer not working

I would start by checking the connections and then continuity of the wires. Having said that the generator does pack up but if someone has fiddled with it they may have not refitted it correctly. It can be removed by following the instructions in the manual. It is located at the back of the cylinder...
by PPV
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: E-TypeFuel System
Topic: Which Needles Tripple SU
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Which Needles Tripple SU

How do you know it is running too lean at speed?
Regards,
by PPV
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: XE
Topic: Signing in
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Signing in

I always log out after my visit for security reasons. This is something my IT dept., always said we should do when on internet sites. However, the pain is that each time there is no log out button or log in button on the home screen so you have to go to your 'manage account' page etc. to undertake t...
by PPV
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hi Alec, the number is on the carb body. I have no tags or other numbers. When I do an internet search it says that my number is the one for a HD6 Jag carb (also fits other makes I understand). My car was worked on/rebuilt a bit by Robin Burden (think that was his name), Mk2 Jag Centre Wrenbury, Che...
by PPV
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Thanks Alec, that has got it straight in my head now! I shall try a slightly different advance and then if no joy check my needles. The new ones provided just say '100' on them but I can see nothing on the old ones but I have not removed them, just lifted the dashpot off and then the damper etc. Any...
by PPV
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hi Alec, I thought that but the only way I could tell was to put my finger over the plug hole and feel the compression rise so that is why I asked which plug lead on the distributor face the block. Having said that surely it would not run if 180 degrees out?
Thanks for reply.
by PPV
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: MK2Engine
Topic: 3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

3.8 Ignition timing- position of rotor arm?

Hi all, I have had a problem with my car for years and it is annoying. I have commented on other threads as you may have seen about the fact that my car starts and idles and runs well but when accelerating quite hard it coughs and spits back through the carbs. I have electronic ignition and my lates...
by PPV
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: XFBrakes, Hubs & Wheel Bearings
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement

Speak to Ken Jenkins for tools and advice. His number and tools advert is usually in the magazine.
by PPV
Mon May 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: MK2Fuel System
Topic: Fuel tank breather
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Fuel tank breather

Do not know much about Solex carbs but have you checked for air leaks with pipes from the inlet manifold like to the brake reservoir or distributor? Also I thought the fuel feed line filter did not have a paper element but has a flat filter gauze as per page C.7 and C.15 of the service manual. In ad...
by PPV
Thu May 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: MK2Transmission
Topic: Installing ZF 4HP22 transmission in MK2
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Installing ZF 4HP22 transmission in MK2

I like the Moss box! Why not a good synchromesh box if you must change it?
Regards,
by PPV
Thu May 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: XK120, 140 & 150Interiors
Topic: Trim panel below dash on UK the cars (XK150 fhc)
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Trim panel below dash on UK the cars (XK150 fhc)

Have you tried one of the specialists like Aldridge or BAS as they may point you in the right direction or be able to help.
by PPV
Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: MK2General
Topic: Parts sourcing for MK II
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Parts sourcing for MK II

I have tried several suppliers, including SNG Barratt, SC Parts Group, Martin Robey and Norman Motors amongst them. I think you take your choice but speak to them first to ensure it is a repo or original part. I have found SNG to be the most helpful and as they are fairly close to where my family li...
by PPV
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: XJ Series SaloonsBuy and Sell
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Wanted

Suggest you put the carb request in the subject heading as people may just think you are looking for a car so will not open it.
Best of luck.
Regards,

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