2006 XJR

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cornershop
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2006 XJR

Postby cornershop » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:23 am

Hello all

Just picked up a 2006 XJR in black with Cranberry interior; 103k miles, 1 owner since 2007.

Some excellent information on here, thanks to all contributors.

I have a coolant leak which I believe to be small, however, i dropped off the car with Tom Lenthall near Finchampstead earlier today for further investigation - this could turn into a coolant system refresh, including the hoses under the supercharger.

Have some basic questions, which i’ll Post in the relevant sections

Cheers all and seasonal greetings
Shirish
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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby J44EAG » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:10 am

My XJR went to Tom at 80K miles soon after I bought the car.

Gearbox and diff oil changed by Tom and worth every penny.

The valley hose change is not a nice job. Several of us here have done the job but it is a nightmare for access. The EGR valve removal can bring you close to tears and getting the throttle body elbow off the back of the charger is exceptionally frustrating. This has to happen so the charger can come off and access be afforded to the valley hose. In my opinion, this job is best put out to the trade. Tom Lenthal has the staff to do the job. Expect a bit of a large invoice. The work needed is slow, difficult and tedious.

You might access the past magazines section on this site. Go back three plus years to the X350 section and then read forward to the current date. You will find many of my articles which detail work done to my XJR and the process involved. In addition you will probably find that looking at engine and suspension sections of this X350 site useful. These are the two areas of the car where regular maintenance is required.

Mike
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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby cornershop » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:52 pm

Thanks Mike

I’ve read your posts in detail, many thanks for the effort you’ve put in; your experience is part of the reason i chose Tom to work on my car.

I’ve asked Tom to detail any other items in that vicinity, that would require SC removal to access (eg knock sensors, IAT), and change those too. I may as well leverage the opportunity, whilst it presents itself.

I’m not a fully paid up member, so don’t believe i can access the magazine archive.

Shirish

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby J44EAG » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:08 pm

Worth joining the JEC. It is a great Club with great guys with loads of experience. I couldn`t have run my cars so successfully without input from the Club.

Why not call our Head Office in Bristol and become a member. For less than a £1 a week, you get twelve glossy magazines each year and get to know more about our activities. Believe me, it is money well spent.

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby cornershop » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:42 pm

Will bear this mind Mike, I have a birthday coming up :)

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby stypemike2245 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:00 pm

HI guys hope everyone is looking to the better weather. at the risk of sounding daft how do I access past magazines section

on the website.

regards mike

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby davidr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi Mike - if you are a JEC member and are signed in you will see a row of options in grey at the top of your screen. One of those is "Magazine".
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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby stypemike2245 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:13 am

sorry David can't see that mate is it hiding in another title.

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby cornershop » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 am

Quick update on the car since purchase.

I've had the valley pipes, knock sensors, transmission cooler pipes, radiator hoses, coolant change, front and rear discs/pads, lower front banana arms, engine oil flush treatment (slight VVT knock on cold start*), transmission fluid flush, and also fitted Nevis wheels with new continental tyres. I love the way it now looks and its been a while since i've owned a daily-driver which causes me to look over my shoulder after parking up.

*i'm planning on trying a 0w40 oil to see if this helps with the cold start rattle, currently on 5w30

Overall, i'm really impressed with it. It feels like a quality item, and its able to mix cruising with 'enthusiastic' driving. I'm visiting my mother more frequently now due to health reasons (300 mile round trip), so i'm using it much more recently. It's ideally suited to the task. i think she quite likes it too.
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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby RichardSEL » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:51 am

Nice looking bit of kit :)

I've sprung for an L322 (BMW 7 series engine with Prins LPG) Range Rover meantime to finding an X350 after three X308 -- all were a pleasure to drive and work on.

Why does that body shape just "look right"?
Or is it just me being overly sentimental toward memories of "real Jaguars"?
Gone: '59 Mark I, '56 Mark VIIM, '59 Mark IX, '01 XJ8 Sovereign 4L LWB, '01 XJ8 Sport 3.2L, '01 XJ8 Exec 3.2L
Current: '03 Strange Rover L322
In trim shop for total refurb: '73 Owen Sedanca 4.2L
Stalled in storage '61 Mark IX with 4.2L

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Re: 2006 XJR

Postby cornershop » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:02 pm

Thanks Richard.

I agree re the shape, especially IMO with the wheelarches filled out better than standard.

Good luck with the RR - I’d love to try one, but the 3 people I know who have had one wouldn’t have another due to reliability issues.


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