Jaguar xjr8 rebuild

  1. stuvy

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    Are they steel or ally bodies?
     
  2. owas

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    All steel, the next xj was ally
     
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  3. E36 Rick New Member

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    My favourite model xj. Will be watching with interest.
     
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  4. owas

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    Just waiting on bits for the bumper, then I can drive it back home,
    Need to start thinking about paint, I fancy a full respray but my wallet doesn't :ashamed:
    Probably looking at spraying the rear up to the c pillar, not sure what to expect cost wise :dontknow:
     
  5. owas

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    Heres a few pics after abit of filler and primer.
     
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  6. owas

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    Really hoped the tensioners would have been replaced,
    Might be a little beyond my skill level :ashamed:

    Unless I only do the upper ones
     
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  7. HopefullySoon

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    Nice job
     
  8. owas

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    Not having much luck with this engine so far,
    Started leaking coolant badly,
    Jaguar thought it was a good idea to put 2 heater pipes in the 'v' underneath the supercharger, so a £10 hose has cost me about £40 in gaskets and a broken breather hose, not to mention 5 hours just to strip it down, every part of it is fiddly and awkward :doh:


    Btw this is what you have to do to change an injector lol.
     
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  9. owas

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    Painted the engine parts while they are off,
    Hopefully all the gaskets ect turn up today so I can get on with it this weekend
     
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  10. owas

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    I think the belt was due a replacement:o:laughing:
     
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  11. owas

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    Never really been a fan of private plates but the one that came with this is quite nice :D

    Smashing my thumb at work has stopped play for a few days :doh:
     
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  12. knighty Member

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    wait... did you once have a rotten XJR barn find you bought, swapped some bits with another jag and then sold?

    I 'kind of' recognise your house from an xjr I bought years ago...
     
  13. owas

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    Nope not me, these are my first jags :)
     
  14. knighty Member

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    oh well.... your house looks like theirs :-p
     
  15. owas

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    No going back now :laughing:
     
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  16. owas

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    For some odd reason, the factory undercoating has failed on one side, but immaculate on the other.

    Looking at the previous owners driveway, I think he had it parked half on concrete and half on grass, could be why :dontknow:

    After knocking it all with a hammer, this is the part I will have to sort, outer sill is still all good, these XJs seem to love going at the joint from the floor to the sill.
     
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  17. owas

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    Made a mess of the clear coat, so at some point I will have to redo it but for the time being I'm calling it done :)
    Just waiting for the lift to be free to do the welding to the floor/sill.
     
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  18. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @owas I never noticed the reg number, very appropriate. :thumbup:
     
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  19. owas

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    Nothint major but I finally got it to stop loosing coolant!
    After the almost 2 day job of changing the hoses under the supercharger it was still loosing coolant,
    Found the thermostat hose had a pinhole leak which I couldn't see untill the pinhole became a bloody big hole, replaced that (I'm starting to hate spring clamps :D)

    Still leaking coolant.

    Turned out one of the normal worm hose clamps that was really tight hadn't sealed properly, could only see it leak when you moved the hose about and it was hot.

    Cleaned the tube and put a new hose clamp on

    Hasn't lost a drop the last 200 miles.

    She looks pretty after a machine cut and polish :)
     
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  20. owas

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    Park nowhere near anyone, still get hit :doh:

    Hard to tell in the pic but looks like someone's smashed into it with a trolley
     
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