// Jag-Lovers //
Bumper to Bumper
Copyright 1996 Jim Isbell
A few years ago there
was a condemned prisoner who willed his body to science to have it
cut up in very thin slices from head to toe so that a computer
program could be made of the information gained.
This book will follow that format with the slices starting at the
front bumper and moving back. At each slice I will try to cover all
the important information as to what is there and what maintenance
needs to be done and how to do it in general terms. The "how to" will
not necessarily be a step by step so much as "an essential
information that may not be in the manual" sort of thing. It is
assumed that you will have some sort of manual to work with,
preferably the factory manual.
Please take the time to read the
and Copyright Information before you
proceed any further.
There are three ways you
can access the Jaguar XJ6 information:
You don't know where to start? Then work your way from one
end of the XJ6 to the other begining at the front bumper and
finishing at the back. "The best part of the trip is the trip..."
The Table of Contents lists each and every "slice" and
lets you access them in any order at your leisure. "Just relax and
enjoy the ride..."
Through the Index
To get from point A to point B as quickly as possible use
this cross-referenced Index. It includes -- by name -- some of the
most common and recurring XJ6 problems and their solutions. "Keep
your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel..."
Here are appendices that
cover specific recurring and common problems in detail, and some
pearls of wisdom written by other Jaguar and British car lovers. Not
all sources are local: please report errors promptly.
Palm's XJ-S Help Book
Would we leave all you XJ-S owners out alone in the
cold... no way! This tome of wisdom is essential reading for any V-12
owner and makes an ideal companion book to this one -- especially for
Have you ever wondered how much a used Jaguar is worth?
Some on-line internet services now allow you to search for prices on
any used car for free.
Something that Jaguars are famous for... but it ain't
necessarily so especially for V-12 engines.
of Racing Series
Brian Beckman's excellent 12 part series of articles about
the physical laws behind motor racing. Covers such things as the
racing line, grip angle and traction. Technically rigorous in a
readable, non-technical kind of way...
David J. Shield's ever-expanding compilation of
alternative parts to keep your Jaguar XJ6 alive and kicking.
Your idle time is taken up with cars, right... so why not
take up your computer's idle time on cars too!
Perhaps this is the other thing that Jaguar (all British?)
cars are famous for... find out the steps to getting back on the
road. By Lawrence Buja.
Fuel Pump Modifications
Rob Reilly's explaination of how he solved a lot of his
fuel pump problems by replacing the points with a transistorised
Find out how many XJ6 Series I, II and III vehicles were
made. Additionally there is now an XJ-Series production
Here you will find
information that every Jaguar XJ6 Series I, Series II and Series III
owner should know, but doesn't know who to ask. It is directed at the
true XJ6 and not at the XJ40 which is a completely redesigned car
made after 1986-7 but still with an "XJ6" badge on the back. However
owners of other Jaguar cars may also benefit from this information as
much of the cars are similar. In general, it is written for those who
do their own maintenance, although those who don't can still benefit
Some of the contents were contributed by members of the
list on the Internet. Where known, their names are noted.
Major sections include maintenance tips, modifications, and
sources for parts. The information is not intended to replace a
repair manual, but rather to supplement it.
You can download
copies of this document in Microsoft Word format for free from
the Internet, or for a small fee you can also get
For infomation on the Jaguar XJ-S take a look at Kirby Palm's
Experience in a
Book: Help for the XJ-S Owner also available on the Web. It has a
wealth of information including things specific to the V-12 5.3 litre
engine so it will be useful for XJ12 owners too.
Jim Isbell's Jaguar
XJ6 from Bumper to Bumper was converted to the Web by
Vaughan Bromfield so any
problems with the design or HTML code are my responsibility.
Comments, corrections and suggestions are much appreciated.
Please contact Jim Isbell
directly regarding issues related to the Jaguar XJ6 content of these