Experience in a Book:
Help for the Jaguar XJ-S Owner
by Kirby Palm
Experience in a Book: Help for
XJ-S Owner (XJS_help.pdf) is a PDF document
useful information for the maintenance, upkeep, and modification of the
Jaguar XJ-S. The current edition is 4.7 MB.
Since it is a PDF file your browser may just try to open it online; if
you're on a dial-up, it'll take about 45 minutes for that page to
load! It is recommended that you
right-click on this link and select "Save Link Target As..", especially
if you're working with a slow internet connection.
You may print it out if you wish, but it is over 700
pages and will use up a lot of ink and paper. What many owners do
is peruse it on their computer where they can perform keyword searches
and click on cross-references and links to web sites. When it's
time to get greasy they'll print out the few pages they need and carry
them out to
the garage. If they get smudged, just throw them away and reprint.
To view a PDF file, you'll need Adobe Acrobat.
The current edition of the book is dated May 21,
is on the
There is a listing of the revisions incorporated into this document beginning in February of 2009. There is also a listing of the revisions from January 1, 2000 through May 19, 2006. And there is a text file listing the revisions incorporated in the 1900's.Since the jag-lovers www site provides me plenty of hard drive space, I've established a collection of pictures that illustrate some of the parts and modifications mentioned in the book. These photos are not included in the book itself; the book contains illustrations and diagrams but no photographs because they use too much ink when printing.
Sean Straw has set up a site with some sounds that
make . This isn't just to sound pretty; these are sounds the
engines make when there's something wrong. Very useful for
You might enjoy visiting Kirby Palm's home page in Florida. Among other things, there's an entertaining treatise on how to introduce a lady to your Jaguar.
If you have questions about your car, I recommend you join
and v12-engine discussion lists and post your questions there. You can
from the jag-lovers page
From that site you can also browse or search the archives of those
to see if your problem has already been discussed, and you can do that
joining the lists.
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