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REVISIONS

REVISIONS

to

Experience in a Book:

Help for the Jaguar XJ-S Owner

(2000-2006)

This file documents changes made to the book between January 1, 2000 and May 19, 2006. For info on revisions made prior to 2000, see REVISION1999.TXT.

Spelling corrections or other minor fixes are not documented; this is only a list of substantive revisions.

The revisions are grouped according to the editions of the book that were uploaded to the WWW. Those who ordered a book directly from me got the latest and greatest version up to that time and hence may have a date in the middle of one of these groups.

*** January 1, 2000 to February 1, 2000 ***

  • Added Craig Sawyers’ comment on zener diodes.
  • Added Alan Heartfield’s advice on reverse voltages and semiconductors.
  • Added Sawyers’ note that the fan diode pack contains "soft recovery" diodes.
  • Added Emile Desroches’ tip for fitting a generic fan clutch to the later design fan.
  • Added a suggestion to replace fuel hoses at least once every ten years.
  • Revised the descriptions of relay configurations, including moving some of the descriptions to other areas in the book.
  • Added some ideas on finding a mechanic.
  • Improved the diagnosis of an EFI coolant temp sensor failure with my own experience plus that of David Johnson.
  • Added note that coolant temp gauge sender is 3/8" BSPP thread.
  • Added extensive descriptions of the shortcomings of the two-pass radiator scheme.
  • Added ideas for relocating coolant temp sensors.
  • Added ideas for eliminating the two-pass radiator scheme.
  • Added correction for Digital P fuel supply schematic.
  • Shortened "Repair Operation Manual" to "ROM" nearly throughout the book.
  • Changed XK’s Unlimited’s 800 number.
  • Changed Cathouse Spares’ number.
  • Removed all references to SICP, since they are reportedly history.
  • Revised description of vapor recovery system.
  • Added ideas on gluing the 3rd brake light back on with input from Ray Schmitt and John Kjallberg.
  • Added Jason Korke’s experience with a leaky gas cap, along with Patrick MacNamara’s suspicions about his cap.
  • Added a note about venting the carbon canister overboard.
  • Added info on Just Jags and moved it to where it belongs.
  • Added listing for Exotic Auto Parts.
  • Added description of "active seat belts" from Peter Cohen.
  • Added note on soft water from Jason Korke.
  • Added Bywater’s theory on why the B bank overheats, as well as the airflow theory.
  • Converted every URL in the book to a hyperlink. Makes them blue and underlined, which is obnoxious, but should make it a lot easier for those reading the book onscreen to point-and-click to visit the specified sites. Also, revised the font setting for "FollowedHyperlinks" to blue color so they would look -- and print -- exactly the same as non-followed hyperlinks. Then I went and tested some of these links, and had to delete several because they didn’t work and update several others because they had moved, etc.
  • Added comments on reliability and durability. I think I had some in there before and removed them somewhere along the line.
  • Added the Bernett mod.
  • Revised the suggestion to add tweeters a bit.
  • Added the Sawyers mod.
  • Added note on rain in hood louvers.
  • Added note on cheap generic cats.
  • Changed the coverage of the solenoid air switch considerably.
  • Added Michael Minglin’s idea for replacing the solenoid air switch.
  • Updated info on Arden.
  • Deleted the idea of disconnecting vacuum from the RH fuel pressure regulator.
  • Revised comments on wheels and tires a bit.
  • Added Justin Pashley’s and Paul Hackbart’s notes on AM wheels.
  • Added coverage of GTJ’s anti-roll bars.
  • Created new graphic for the CC tester.
  • Added British Auto USA’s neoprene IRS subframe mounts.
  • Added GTJ’s cold air intake.
  • Added John Keppler’s recommendation to check injectors with a mechanic’s stethoscope.
  • Added Keppler’s incredible luck story of bustin’ an injector loose.
  • Added Keppler’s idea of using a dwell meter to check injector pulses.
  • Moved coverage of EFI harness and connectors from the electrical section to the EFI section.
  • Deleted a LOT of text on Marelli rotor and cap fixes.
  • Added trivia on windshield wiper wiring.
  • Added discussion on Whitworth, with help from Craig Sawyers.
  • Added windshield wiper relay scheme.
  • Revised the wiper motor rebuilding instructions.
  • Added Jim Belkoff’s tip about John’s Cars’ wiper motor cover.
  • Added Walter Acker’s note about the wiper motor brush plate being available from Jaguar.
  • Added Dan Jensen’s experience with wiper stalk switches.
  • Added note that part of the wiper relay scheme will fix the problem caused by bad wiper stalk switches.

*** February 1, 2000 to April 7, 2000 ***

  • Changed a whole bunch of text on the oxygen sensors, feedback monitoring, and adjusting the idle mixture. Corrected a rather gross error involving what happens if an oxygen sensor is disconnected based on input from Roger Bywater.
  • Added some hyperlinks to the pix on the jag-lovers site.
  • Updated Rob Beere Racing’s address and corrected his spelling.
  • Added listing for Q.C.R. Motors Ltd.
  • Added John Goodman’s note that XJR-S parts are listed on the XJR-S www site.
  • Added some details on wiring up the starter relay.
  • Added an entire section on LPG conversions, with input from John Fergus, Eric Vuurman, Peter Smith, Stig Abrahamson, Peter Cave and John Fergus.
  • Added ideas for color coordination of wheels with input from Richard Mansell and David Buchner.
  • Added URL for Jaguar UK.
  • Added Chris Carley’s notes on the AJ6 Engineering large bore throttle.
  • Added idea for separating diodes from alternator, with help from Craig Sawyers.
  • Rearranged the entire electrical section.
  • Added Walter Acker IV’s tip for using a Mitsubishi brake fluid reservoir -- which allowed the deletion of a whole bunch of fiddly crap about trying to install a reliable fluid level switch in the OEM reservoir.
  • Added description of multi-groove pulley design flaw.
  • Added info on the CS130D alternator.
  • Changed the coverage of fuel hose.
  • Added info on the IRS lower swing arm bearings.
  • Added note on 130W H1 bulb available at Wal-Mart.
  • Added a brief description of vacuum retard connection.
  • Deleted a really bad tip for passing emissions.
  • Added tip on Ford PCV valve from Kelly Spongberg.
  • Added tips from Craig Sawyers and Rod Wright on injector hose lengths.
  • Added stock number for Home Depot nylon spacer that will work as a throttle linkage bushing.
  • Updated contact info for Bill Hirsch Auto.
  • Added note that the surge tank vent connection is Whitworth.
  • Elaborated on connecting up a CS130 alternator.
  • Revised battery discussion a bit.
  • Added suggestion to buy one Whitworth wrench, not a whole set.
  • Added suggestion to upgrade wiring when installing big-amp alternators.

*** April 7, 2000 to May 30, 2000 ***

  • Added Craig Sawyers’ experience on banjo bolts.
  • Described the surge tank vent scheme inside the main fuel tank, including Mike Morrin’s explanation of the purpose of this Rube Goldberg.
  • Added info on fuel tank sealing, with input from Neal Cirlot, Bill Eslick, Mike Aiken, and others.
  • Added Martyn Sandbrook’s notes on "taptite" screws.
  • Added remark about sealants vs. oxygen sensors with a URL provided by Joe Bialy.
  • Changed info on JEC with input from Craig Sawyers.
  • Added listing for Aapak.
  • Added info on water pump rebuilding from Sean Straw.
  • Changed URL for Imparts.
  • Added Earl Huff’s experience finding a sealant for the sandwich plate bolts.
  • Revised info on fixed fuel odors and fuel tank lining, based on my own clusterf**k.
  • Added Peyton Gill’s idea of abandoning the heater valve in place.
  • Added note about the balance tube kits available from Summit.
  • Added Gill’s idea for holding the hood open.
  • Commented about spark plug wrenches that work vs. ones that don’t, with part numbers from Brian Schreurs.
  • Revised comments on spark plugs a bit.
  • Added some of David Buchner’s experience with Carello headlights.
  • Added Val Danilov’s, Miles Milbank’s, William Earl’s and Randy Wilson’s experiences with PS hoses.
  • Added Jim Moore’s note on NGK spark plug numbers.
  • Added Jeb Boyd’s and Joe Bialy’s suggestion to use power steering fluid in the power steering, not ATF.
  • Added Peter Havas’ and Craig Sawyers’ fun with the PS pump tensioner bolt.
  • Added Craig Sawyers’ tip on draining the PS fluid.
  • Added Greg Meboe’s idea for replacing PS hoses.
  • Added Jon Schrock’s explanation of the PS line loop on the front of the subframe.
  • Added Dennis Kindig’s solution to a leaky PS system, and Peyton Gill’s report that it was a disaster for him.
  • Added an anonymous user’s complaints about Coolfilter, along with a description of TEFBA coolant filters.
  • Added Tom Bennett report on using tea strainers as radiator hose filters.
  • Added note on TWR rear brakes from Alan Heartsfield and Craig Sawyers.
  • Added info on Essex from Alan Heartsfield.
  • Added description of DOT vs. E-code Carello headlights.
  • Added some elaboration on the coolant recovery system.
  • Added -- and elaborated on -- Steve Haley’s idea for filling the atmospheric catchment tank.
  • Added US source for TEFBA coolant filters from John Ashcroft, as well as his fix for the elements being too short.

*** May 30, 2000 to August 13, 2000 ***

  • Added lots of info on Becool aluminum radiators.
  • Added Douglas Dahl’s idea for using a "flushing tee" as a heater circuit air bleed.
  • Added Steve S’s experience with grounding the steering column.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s tip on finding dogbone bushings.
  • Revised the discussion on wheel balancing.
  • Revised the discussion on wheel motifs.
  • Corrected info on Tefba filter source.
  • Added Tom Amlie’s tip for installing a new front oil seal.
  • Added Amlie’s tip for repairing the wiper stalk switch.
  • Added Amlie’s tip for prelubing the engine.
  • Added Amlie’s experience with bad connections on the injector resistor pack.
  • Added Amlie’s suggested procedure for checking the EFI wiring.
  • Added a section recommending air/fuel indicators.
  • Changed instructions for draining the surge tank.
  • Revised the sketch showing the tappet block sealing bead.
  • Added tip about using a welder to get stuck heads loose.
  • Revised the check for a stuck distributor.
  • Added note from Chad Bolles on the configuration of the brake caliper seals.
  • Deleted note on sleeving calipers with brass.
  • Added some text on externally-damped rear brake rotors.
  • Added the theory on oiled rear brake rotors and the idea that ventilated rotors may fix it.
  • Added URL for Essex Parts Services.
  • Added corrections to the Haynes and ROM involving the handbrake cable.
  • Added ideas on dropping the IRS from Bob Gallivan and Craig Sawyers.
  • Added experience on removing the right side inboard rear brake caliper.
  • Added Peter Cohen’s tip on removing the inboard rear rotors.
  • Added a treatise on brake balance.
  • Added Jeb Boyd’s warnings on brake fluid for ABS systems.
  • Added Ned Wesley’s tip for removing a stuck distributor rotor -- and moved the tips on rotor removal to the front of the Lucas ignition section instead of in the distributor overhaul section.
  • Changed a lot of the discussion on Salisbury vs. Dana differentials, including deleting some stuff that couldn’t be verified.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s idea for mounting the Mitsubishi brake fluid reservoir, complete with a diagram for the bracket.
  • Added stuff on installing the handbrake calipers, with input from Carlos Artal, Mike Morrin and Bob Gallivan.

*** August 14, 2000 to August 28, 2000 ***

  • Revised the bracket design for the Mitsubishi brake reservoir.
  • Added Len Olsen’s tip for a Ford fuel tank level sender float.
  • Added notice that there are no brake pad wear warnings on this car.
  • Added recommendation to polish SS caliper pistons prior to installation.
  • Added Jan Wikström’s description of brake caliper jamming.
  • Added Wikström’s experience with diff output shaft seals and vented rotors.
  • Added comprehensive instructions for upgrading the rear brakes to vented rotors.

*** August 28, 2000 to November 10, 2000 ***

  • Added note on rear brake hose.
  • Revised some notes on setting the timing.
  • Revised some notes on the vacuum advance module.
  • Added tips on removing the bellcrank pedestal, with input from John Napoli and Peter Cohen.
  • Revised the bracket design for the Mitsubishi brake reservoir again.
  • Added tip for clearing air in the brake fluid reservoir.
  • Added instructions for topping up the freon charge.
  • Added a note on a fuel filler design change.
  • Deleted a list of fuel pump part numbers.
  • Added the idea of upgrading to a tighten-until-it-clicks fuel filler, with input from Walter Acker IV, David Low, Bernard Embden, and Roger Bywater.
  • Added discussion on drilled brake rotors with input from Brian Schreurs, Henry Fok and Christopher Riek.
  • Added Rue Palmer’s experience with a shorted injector harness.
  • Updated some of the info on injector harness rebuilding.
  • Added a discussion of brake pad types.
  • Added a discussion on warped rotors.
  • Added Walter Acker IV’s info on braided brake lines.
  • Added Acker’s info on the brake fluid reservoir from the Mitsubishi pickup truck.
  • Added Acker’s idea for using bigger light bulbs for dash illumination.
  • Added info on Speed Bleeders from Acker.
  • Exchanged the catalog numbers for Grainger water pump seals -- I had them reversed.
  • Added contact info for David Johnson on the H&E.
  • Expounded at length about the rear swingarm outer pivot joint, with help from Craig Sawyers, Gregory Wells, John Napoli, Bob Gallivan, John Robison, Patrick MacNamara, Steve Stewart and Greg Meboe.
  • Revised the radiator drain section with input from Ed Sowell.
  • Deleted reference to Paul’s Discount Jaguar Parts since Ross Boundine reported they have disappeared.
  • Added report that a dropped valve seat would damage both banks, with input from Greg Wells, Chad Bolles, and Roger Bywater.

*** November 10, 2000 to December 11, 2000 ***

  • Added note about two short vs. one long distance tube in the rear swingarm outer pivot, with input from Patrick MacNamara and others.
  • Added comment about using a washer from the inner pivot to adjust the shims on the outer pivot.
  • Added note about the effect of the rear radius arm bushing on the rear anti-roll bar effectiveness.
  • Expressed an opinion on braided brake lines.
  • Added info on caliper seals, with a tip from John Robison.
  • Added discussion of red grease in caliper rebuilds, with info from Craig Sawyers and Jeb Boyd.
  • Added a note about brake rotor turning from Rusty Beard.
  • Added Chuck Sparks’ theory on the grooves on brake pads.
  • Added an idea for retrofitting outboard rear brakes.
  • Talked about the coils on the front brake hoses, with input from Ed Sowell.
  • Added cross numbers for rear swingarm outer pivot seals.
  • Added note about removing handbrake calipers.
  • Deleted references to the XJ40 seal on the rear swingarm outer pivot.
  • Added Don Buresh’s notes on Tefba filter caps.
  • Added Tony Glavocich’s idea for tying a string inside a Gano filter.
  • Added a warning about the www.ganofilter.com ripoff.
  • Added lessons learned about rear swingarm outer pivot shims from Craig Sawyers and Patrick MacNamara.
  • Added rear swingarm outer pivot bearing and seal part numbers from Duncan Williamson.
  • Rearranged the discussion on ball joints.
  • Added Carlos Artal’s homemade front road spring compressor, along with Dennis Kindig’s variations on it.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s use of threaded rod to remove the spring.
  • Added Michael McLaughlin’s spring removal idea.
  • Added Jan Wikström’s spring removal idea.
  • Added Chuck Sparks’ idea for using red grease in ball joint gaiters.
  • Added tip for removing brake seals from caliper cylinders.
  • Updated info on Motorcars Ltd.
  • Added tip from Brian F. Schreurs on finding brake caliper seals at Motorcars Ltd.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s idea for making brake caliper seals.
  • Expounded on crowfoot wrenches (under head torquing section) with input from John Robison, Martin Karo and Craig Sawyers.
  • Added info on TWR brakes from Alan Heartfield.
  • Added clarification that shims are not used with XJ40 ball joint.
  • Added info on outboard brakes from Stephen Gibson.
  • Added Craig Sawyers’ note on locating the timing chain dampers with spray paint.
  • Added tips on ball joint work from Charlie Marino.
  • Added note from Jim Moore on caliper removal on a Dana diff.
  • Added illustrations of the rear swingarm outer pivot assembly, along with some instructions.
  • Added note on cost of felt seal rings from Sawyers.
  • Added Al Askevold’s idea for making coolant pipes from Schedule 40.

*** December 11, 2000 to January 16, 2001 ***

  • Changed my mind about installing the rear swingarm outer pivot oil seal backwards.
  • Added some color to the rear swingarm outer pivot diagrams.
  • Added Richard Griffiths’ idea for oil bath lubing the rear swingarm outer pivot.
  • Added Tom Wilson’s experience with oil bath lube on helicopters.
  • Added Keisler’s URL.
  • Added comment about fuel pickups on saloons.
  • Revised the section on the inboard brake upgrade a bit.
  • Reformatted the entire document slightly, removing indents at the beginning of paragraphs and adding 1/2 line between paragraphs. This added about 60 pages!
  • Removed idea about using turnbuckle to get rear brake pads out. I don’t think it’ll work.

*** January 17, 2001 to July 17, 2001 ***

  • Added info on ordering the Nine Lives CD-ROM to the flyer page.
  • Edited the file properties a bit. I didn’t even know such things existed.
  • Added clarification that the two functions of the AAV are separate.
  • Eliminated link to Motorola MC3334, since it no longer works and an update couldn’t be found. Thanks to Paul Squire.
  • Added note to install K&N air filters the correct way, along with the idea of fabbing a little arch to positively keep them out of the butterfly.
  • Added Rick Holland’s experience with CS130 alternator grounding.
  • Added mention of the bicycle pedal style fuel sender float.
  • Added abbreviated instructions for rebuilding the AAV, along with a link to Corea Electronics for a suitable bulb.
  • Added some words about temperature compensation in GM alternators.
  • Greatly improved the discussion on timing chain tensioner disaster avoidance, with input from Craig Sawyers, Bob Gallivan, Andrew Holley, Ray Schmitt, and Peter Smith.
  • Added report on later throttle pot from Charlie Fritz.
  • Revised the link for the Porsche 914 D-Jet page per Ed Sowell.
  • Added some tips on brake caliper rebuilding from Richard Dowling.
  • Added tip on retapping trigger board screw holes from Richard Dowling.
  • Added info on upper steering column repair from Richard Dowling.
  • Revised the discussion on fuses and fuse blocks a bit with input from Iain Burgess, Don Neff, and Larry Lee, including relocating the discussion slightly and giving it its own listing in the ToC.
  • Deleted a tip on inline fuses; I didn’t like how it worked.
  • Added suggestion to cut one-piece intake manifold gasket into six pieces, with input from Peter Smith.
  • Added a discussion of shims for the front brake calipers.
  • Added parts list for throttle pot upgrade, from Kelly Spongberg and Patrick MacNamara.
  • Added info on Ron Kelnhofer’s plugs and banjo bolts.

*** July 17, 2001 to December 18, 2001 ***

  • Added a treatise on torque units, with help from Peter Cohen and Loudon Seth.
  • Added note about Hernon sealants from James E. Teston.
  • Updated some phone numbers for Coventry, thanks to Terry Fairbrother.
  • Added tip on XJ40 ball joint bolt sizes from Walt Osborne, with a related tip from Bob Higgs.
  • Added a URL for Loctite from David Johnson.
  • Added rave about Loctite 5900 from Steve Cranswick.
  • Added info on Loctite primers from Bob Gallivan and Joe Bialy.
  • Deleted the sketch of the panel for electric mirror switches.
  • Deleted the section on Coventry plant tours.
  • Removed John House’s recommendation of Crow Engineering at his request.
  • Changed the phone number for Coventry West.
  • Deleted entry for Jag Atlanta, reportedly defunct.
  • Deleted John Goodman’s claim that the door handles are from a Cortina, since Bill Sotiras says they’re not really.
  • Deleted a bunch of sources from the source list.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s tips on alternator wire size.
  • Added David Littlefield’s experience with a bad ground.
  • Added Rick Holland’s tip on alternator grounding.
  • Changed the address for Corsaro Electronics.
  • Added Richard Dowling’s experience with headliner repair.
  • Added Bernard Embden’s idea for replumbing the early A/C system.
  • Added Terry Pegler’s note on the Crane ignition system.
  • Added recommendations on the Crane system from Andrew Holley, Steve Douglass, and Emin Morali.
  • Added tip on grounding the HEI module from Joe Biali and Peter Havas.
  • Rearranged the electrical section.
  • Added info on the over voltage warning light with info from Joe Bialy.
  • Added comment on the lack of brake pad wear indicators from Ray Thackeray.
  • Added note on brake pad minimum thickness from Roger Bywater.
  • Added John Tompane’s and Jim Warren’s tips on removing steering rack bushings, with counterpoint from Tom Bernett.
  • Added John Smith’s warning about cracked steering rack mount bosses.
  • Deleted some ideas on holding the crank still while tightening the damper bolt.
  • Added Mal Stewart’s finding that 10mm bolts will fit the OEM upper swingarms.
  • Added lower ball joint greasing tips from Craig Sawyers and James Berry.
  • Added too much info on annealing copper from the likes of Sawyers, Michael Eck and Martin Lappin.

*** December 18, 2001 to January 18, 2002 ***

  • Added Don Neff’s note on Chrysler alternators.
  • Added Tony Bryant’s fix for the 15-minute timer.
  • Added Winston Good’s info on the input bearing for the Toyota Supra gearbox.
  • Added Bernard Embden’s report on truing the mounting surface for the lower ball joint.
  • Added Richard Griffiths’ theories on wheel bearing design.
  • Deleted the suggestion that wiper relays will fix a parking problem due to a bad stalk switch.
  • Updated address for Coventry West.
  • Added reports on the later style rear oil seal blowing out, and other info from Greg Wells, Jon Jasperson.
  • Deleted some of my own comments on how the old rear main seal works.
  • Updated a few comments about Chevy V8’s.
  • Added Joe Bialy’s suggestion of spacers under the Marelli cap and rotor.
  • Added the idea of using a Lucas distributor with the Marelli ignition system utilizing an MSD Automatic Coil Selector suggested by Charlie Welkie.
  • Revised the discussion of Marelli rotor failures and solutions considerably.
  • Greatly revised the description of the solenoid-park wiper motor and its problems, with input from Richard Dowling.
  • Added Dowling’s scheme for drilling grease vents in the rear hub carriers -- complete with a diagram he provided.
  • Added Dowling’s idea for using rubber hose for dummy shafts.
  • Added Dowling’s method of checking the swingarm shimming.
  • Added Richard Griffiths’ advice on grease for the rear outer swingarm pivot.
  • Added Mike McLaughlin’s idea for marine gaitors.
  • Added Don Neff’s description of how the Marelli triggers the EFI.
  • Added scheme for installing relays in the solenoid-park wiper system.
  • Added recommendation of adding a diode to the solenoid-park wiper system.
  • Added idea that dual 6-cylinder distributors might not require buying distributors.

*** January 18, 2002 to February 10, 2002 ***

  • Rearranged the entire book, eliminating the distinction between "Maintenance" and "Modifications" (the distinction reappears within some subsections). In reorganizing the Table of Contents, the book was divided into major component groups -- Engine, Drivetrain, etc.
  • Added instructions on replacing the clutch on the A-6 compressor.
  • Revised comments on the varying intake runner length.
  • Deleted comment that J.C. Whitney carries 5-3/4" H1 headlights since they apparently don’t any more.
  • Added warnings about which bulbs the US-spec Carellos use, with feedback from Gary Penovich.
  • Updated note about HID kits from J.C. Whitney.
  • Cut some garbage out of the headlight upgrade section.
  • Added a description of the Italian Tune-Up (kinda surprised it wasn’t already in there).
  • Deleted some of the obsolete ideas for disaster avoidance with the timing chain tensioner.
  • Added note about Eastwood’s telescoping spark plug socket from J Harper.
  • Corrected comments about the "hockey stick" seals.
  • Added ideas for rebuilding a Lucas distributor without a DZB105 kit.
  • Added a description of Lucas CEI operation.
  • Simplified the tip for installing an air bleed in the heater circuit.
  • Added an idea for gluing boots to brake calipers.
  • Added notes on brake squeal.
  • Deleted a diagram of the blower resistor pack.
  • Added notes on windshield sealing.
  • Added Daniel Stern’s warnings about HID retrofit kits.
  • Added Stern’s comments about 9004 bulbs.
  • Added warning to check the damper before setting camshaft timing.
  • Clarified the various GM alternator installation options a bit.

*** February 10, 2002 to May 22, 2002 ***

  • Separated the discussion of starter relays into pre-H.E. and H.E.
  • Broke up the four round headlight upgrade ideas into distinct suggestions.
  • Added David Osborne’s tip for connecting the GM alternator.
  • Deleted a coupla pages of discussion on blue bulbs and pasted in one paragraph from the NHTSA in its place.
  • Added ideas on cupholders from Gary Penovich and Super Dave Osborne.
  • Added suggestion to replace the fan clutch periodically from Ed Sowell.
  • Revised the advice on the solenoid air switch a bit.
  • Deleted a tip for buying a cupholder from Automotion because it turned out to be the same cupholder offered by drinkholder.com.
  • Elaborated on PCV system and PCV valves, with help from Dave Osborne.
  • Added part number for facia panel for installing modern stereo in early 80’s cars.
  • Added info on JDHT CD-ROM’s with input from Don Lundquist, Keith Lumsdaine, Tony Bailey and Craig Sawyers.
  • Revised the discussion on tire speed ratings.
  • Added discussion of tire load index with input from Iain Burgess.
  • Added comments on tire age from David Littlefield.
  • Added comment on tire pressure from Paul Bachman.
  • Added comment on tire wear ratings from Gary Penovich.
  • Clarified the instructions on throttle linkage adjustment considerably.
  • Replaced "bellcrank" with "turntable" throughout the document, when referring to the throttle linkage. The linkage in the Delanair MkII climate control system still has bellcranks.
  • Revised the description of adjusting the handbrake cable.
  • Added info on wheel studs.
  • Split up the description of aftermarket ignition systems.
  • Updated the area code for Thoroughbred Motors.
  • Added Odysseus Marcopolus’/Phil Prince’s tip for replacing coolant pipe seals without removing the coolant manifolds.
  • Added reports from Lee Opausky and Larue Boyce about poly steering rack bushings failing.
  • Rearranged intermittent/flick mode in wiper relay schematic to put modes in same order as they appear on actual switch.
  • Added tip on reassembling wiper stalk switch.
  • Added ideas for draining oil.
  • Added details on upgrading oil pan bolts.
  • Added Steve S’s report on the upgraded OPUS amp.
  • Added John Testrake’s and Steve S’s reports on the SNG Barratt OPUS-to-CEI upgrade package.
  • Updated Corsaro Electronics’ URL.
  • Added a section on fault codes.
  • Added reports of maniacal motormouse seat belts from Sean Straw, Bob Morazes, and John Wynne, plus warranty reports from Charles Maraia and Ned Wesley.
  • Added Karl Huff’s report on upgrading the oil pressure relief hose.
  • Added some words on the sandwich plate gasket.
  • Added some MPG BS for the 6.0.
  • Talked about the ABS accumulator ball, with input from Peter Cohen, Andrew Weinberg, Alan Baker, Stefan Schulz, Bryan LaPlante, and Joe Calandriello.
  • Segregated the discussion on injector connectors into D Jetronic and Digital P.
  • Added a source for D Jetronic connectors from Tom Simon.
  • Added tips on "improved" injector connectors from Mike Waldron and Tom Bennett.
  • Added sources for Digital P connectors from Ed Forman, John Robinson, Peter Cohen, Patrick MacNamara, Michael Bucklew, Rue Palmer, and Guy Poppe.
  • Improved the info on the Electrical Guides with input from Richard Mansell.
  • Added Tim Dapper’s explanation of how to use the access holes on a Brembo Salisbury brake rotor to remove the output shaft assy with the brake attached.
  • Revised the design of the vented rotor upgrade to provide two pairs of access holes, one for Dana and one for Salisbury. This required changing the disc-to-hub bolt pattern from six to eight bolts.
  • Added Tony Bryant’s report on rebuilding brakes on a Dana with rotors lacking access holes.

*** May 23, 2002 to August 13, 2002 ***

  • Deleted several references to Gran Turismo Jaguar products and modified others, since GTJ is reportedly tits-up.
  • Added a note about AJ6 Engineering’s intakes.
  • Added notes from Peter Cohen and Steve Gibson about Delanair MkIII heater cores.
  • Deleted the "Help with Advertising" page.
  • Added notes from Peter Cohen on the electric fan diode pack.
  • Corrected info on the Cabriolet with input from David King.
  • Added description of crank sensor wiring problem from Steve Sarmanian.
  • Changed the area code for European Autoparts per Gary Gemmell.
  • Updated the address for ordering Nine Lives.
  • Altered the discussion of Toyota Supra transmissions with input from Tony Bryant.

*** August 13, 2002 to September 15, 2002 ***

  • Added an entire section on converting from R-12 to R-134a.
  • Added tips on rebuilding A/C hoses from Tony Bryant, Peter J. Havas and Peter Cohen.
  • Added note from Harry Trafford on flushing the mineral oil out of the circuit.
  • Added info on O-rings from Jonathan Sterrett.
  • Added note on compressor shaft seals from Joe Bialy.
  • Added R-134a upgrade notes from the ROM, provided by Richard Jackson.
  • Added tips from "Muxika" on adding a high pressure cutout switch.
  • Added Mike Aiken’s notes on R-12 service ports.
  • Added Tony Bryant’s words on using butane and camping gas as a refrigerant.
  • Added description of a basin wrench.
  • Noted an error in the section on A/C oil charging in the ROM.
  • Added ideas for cupholders.
  • Added ideas for R&Ring the expansion valve.
  • Added part number for CS130 pulley for 13mm V-belt.
  • Separated description of CS130 in place of air pump from "large case alternator" in place of air pump.
  • Razzed John Napoli a bit for his attitude towards the CS130 alternator.
  • Added functional difference between crowfoot wrenches.
  • Added an idea for preventing the low pressure hose from fouling the throttle linkage.
  • Added tips on putting oil in the compressor from James Teston.
  • Converted this revisions list to HTML format.

*** September 16, 2002 to September 4, 2003 ***

  • Added section on substitute compressors.
  • Corrected a couple of errors in the R-134a section.
  • Separated out a section on R-134a charging equipment.
  • Added discussion of vapor pressure.
  • Added diagram for a shield to keep the low pressure hose from fouling the throttle linkage.
  • Noted 4th hose in freon circuit.
  • Added P/N for GM 3-connector thermal limiter fuse.
  • Added comments about Schrader valves.
  • Added Richard Dowling's tip for installing a microswitch in the early wiper park switch.
  • Altered the notes on a master link in the timing chain a bit.
  • Added Tony Bryant's report on duplex chain sizes.
  • Incorporated Peter Cohen's update to his own insights on the front oil seal sleeve.
  • Deleted note to contact Karen Miller at JCNA, since she passed away.
  • Added tip about building a cruise control ECU from scratch.
  • Added considerable detail on wiper motor rebuilding.
  • Clarified the operation of the Feedback Monitor Relay considerably.
  • Elaborated on repair of the compression fittings around the fuel tank.
  • Extensively rearranged the fuel system section.

*** September 5, 2003 to May 3, 2005 ***

  • Added Sean McKee's finding that the stub axles in his '90 didn't need to be modified to avoid cracking.
  • Added Justin Pashley's report on rear wheel bearings causing a rumble.
  • Added Martin Lappin's confirmation of rear wheel bearing rumble.
  • Added Tom Bernett's confirmation of rear wheel bearing rumble.
  • Added Jerry Holloway's findings on rear wheel bearing failure.
  • Added Sean McKee's problem with a worn inboard seal track in the rear hub assembly.
  • Added Jerry Holloway's report on reusing the original shim.
  • Added Mike Morrin's experience getting rear hub adjustment shims.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' info on the rear hub adjustment shims.
  • Corrected the descriptions of GM alternator connections, which John Romei pointed out were reversed.
  • Revised the discussion of trunk light switch problems.
  • Added an idea for a spark plug wire grabber.
  • Added Walter Acker IV's finding of a Dodge fix for the Mitsubishi brake fluid reservoir cap diaphragm.
  • Added a tip from Acker on the turn signal indicators.
  • Added note that prefilling oil filters may prevent element damage.
  • Added tip about JCAS fuses.
  • Added tip on sealing washers.
  • Added suggestion for replacing brake pads one at a time.
  • Revised the notes on removing the air pump.
  • Tried to clarify the discussion of sealants and gasket dressings a bit.
  • Updated the info on wedge bulbs.
  • Updated Ron Kelnhofer's e-mail address.
  • Updated info for JCNA MAL with input from Art Dickenson.
  • Corrected info on MSD 8210 Ignition Coil Selector with input from Jeff Strom of MSD.
  • Added John Himes' report on using a 12" Hayden electric fan.
  • Revised advice on sealing the gap between the A/C condenser and the oil cooler.
  • Added a lot of negative reports on Dex-Cool.
  • Changed "Supplementary Air Valve" to "Supplemental Air Valve" whereever I found it.
  • Added my own experience installing a Toyota idle boost valve.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' report on the location of the 15-minute timer.
  • Added Daniel Lethiais' tips on modifying the 15-minute timer.
  • Added a note about the Australian vacuum retard system.
  • Added Mark Jackson's report about Aussie dealers disabling the cold start solenoids.
  • Added performance tips on exhaust pipe insulation (Jet-Hot) from Brian Schreurs, Greg Peters, and Jeb Boyd.
  • Added a report on exhaust pipe design changes from Stefan Schulz.
  • Added Rob Warnicke's note on the number of studs on exhaust manifolds.
  • Added Scott Horner's report on big exhaust pipes.
  • Added exhaust upgrade tips from Martin Karo.
  • Added Roger Bywater's note on the AJ6 Engineering extractor exhaust system.
  • Added the P/N for the Ford 460 rear oil seal from John Holmes.
  • Added a link to the Ford 460 seal installation at Terry's Jag web site.

    *** May 4, 2005 to May 19, 2006***

  • Added Paul Hackbart's comment about the low fuel warning light on the H&E conv.
  • Added Steve Wilke's rumor about shipping H&E's to Brazil.
  • Added Steve Wilke's repair of an H&E convertible top actuator repair.
  • Added Julian Mullaney's report on the lead weights behind H&E headlights.
  • Corrected the VIN coding scheme, thanks to input from Steve Wilke.
  • Added David Hodges' report on transmission faults causing engine overheating.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' comments about loose drive shaft bolts.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' comments about the quality of the JEC long banjo bolts.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' alternative banjo bolt mod.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' warning about trying to make banjo bolts from standard bolts.
  • Added Richard Dixon's experience buying lower rad hoses.
  • Added Sam Lysinger's tips on finding Allen drive sockets and tiny torque wrenches.
  • Added the idea of using a radiator intended for Chevy conversions.
  • Added the idea of using a radiator intended for 6-cyl Jaguars.
  • Updated the URL for Bookspeed.
  • Added a tip for hot starts.
  • Added coolant sensor tip from Ian Hooton.
  • Added George Harris' finding that the Haynes ignition timing data was incorrect.
  • Deleted a compatibility concern with Starfish wheels that turned out not to be a problem.
  • Added some tips on removing the starter from Doug Maury, Davide Frada and Alex Dorne.
  • Added Roger Bywater's wisdom on adjusting the starter solenoid travel.
  • Added Phil Boylan's tip on the "hot start kit" for the starter.
  • Added a tip from Walter Acker IV on using an inside star washer on the solenoid terminal.
  • Revised the section on noisy fuel pump, with input from Ed Sowell.
  • Added note about new Bosch turbine fuel pumps.
  • Added Bernie Embden's tip for a pulley for a GM alternator.
  • Added reference to FasterJags' "Growler" intake kit.
  • Wrote about GM400's that moan, with input from Jim Schultetus and Stefan Schulz.
  • Added Richard Chapman's suggestion to use two O-rings on the pickup tube, with comments by Greg Meboe.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' note that the pickup tube itself may be cracked.
  • Added Mark D Young's comment about using two flat washers and a circlip on the GM400 filter.
  • Added Robert Warnicke's experience with a melted vacuum modulator hose elbow.
  • Added Len Olsen's and Tom Bennett's tips on tower shaft seals.
  • Deleted a reference to the size of the screws holding the trigger board.
  • Added a mention of the trigger board screws under "fuel system" in addition to the mention under "ignition".
  • Added John Testrake's test procedure for the Hall effect trigger board.
  • Added Mike Morrin's report on different rotors for the D Jetronic.
  • Added tip for finding 33mm sockets at MSC from Bob Christie.
  • Added the idea of using dryer hose clamps on the cruise control bellows.
  • Added Bill Farnsworth's description of a cruise control repair.
  • Added Dave Kautz's experience with an incorrectly-plumbed cruise control solenoid.
  • Added warning about fuel pump voltage.
  • Added reports on where the round temp gauge should read from James Teston, Steve Gallant, and Howard Gladman.
  • Added Mark Jackson's tip on getting the timing chain tensioner access plug out.
  • Added Ron Ickse's tip on scraping sounds from the handbrake calipers.
  • Rearranged the discussion of single-pass radiators.
  • Added Steve Barker's instructions on replacing the GM400 accumulator piston.
  • Added Craig Sawyers' and Richard Chapman's advice on a repair manual for the GM400.
  • Added an extensive discussion of a GM400 governor drive gear failure and repair from George Balthrop and Martin Runneals.
  • Added my own idea for making GM400 pan removals easier, and Patrick MacNamara's critique of it.
  • Added Michael Pakonis' report on a leaky plug in the GM400.
  • Added Pekka Eklund's report on different push rods for adjusting bands in the GM400.
  • Added Bill Fernandez's advice on keeping the GM400 cool.
  • Added report from Dale Green on symptoms of a dirty filter in the GM400.
  • Added findings on GM400 dipsticks from Sean Straw.
  • Added Bill Freeman's comment on vacuum modulator durability.
  • Added Tom Drakos' comments on Wells GM HEI module quality.
  • Added a testimonial about a single-pass radiator conversion from Joe Bialy.
  • Added Andrew Stott's report on smoke.
  • Added reports on sodium-cooled exhaust valves from Roger Bywater.
  • Added Arthur Smith's report on sour gasoline.
  • Added Paul Burke's report on gurgling sounds.
  • Added John Ashcroft's idea for making half moon seals.
  • Added the idea of omitting the cam cover gaskets.
  • Added Mike Morrin's report on handbrake warning lights.
  • Added Gregory Wells warnings about seized handbrake calipers.
  • Added Peter Cohen's experience with handbrake calipers lubricated too well.
  • Added reports on the handbrake on the outboard rear brakes getting jammed from Gary Penovich and Brian Jamieson.
  • Added my own experience on the handbrake cable clevises.
  • Added my own experience on reattaching the handbrake cable.
  • Added Alan Baker's guidelines on connecting the wires to the handbrake switch.
  • Added Duncan Smith's tip about MGB electric fans.
  • Added Duncan Williamson's report on using Honda electric fans in place of the belt-driven fan.
  • Corrected a technical error regarding aluminum radiators.
  • Added Colleen Melton's experience with the stoplamp failure sensor.
  • Moved the section on the park lamp failure sensors from the light bulb section to the indicator section.
  • Added words on header wrapping from Ed Hyatt and Tom Bennett.
  • Added info on head gaskets from Martin Walker.
  • Added info on Clough head gaskets.
  • Revised the discussion of jiggle pins with input from Mike Morrin and Michael Bucklew.
  • Added the idea of a manual kickdown switch from Matthias Fouquet-Lapar.
  • Added the idea of relocating the kickdown switch for operation by a throttle rod from Al Askevold.
  • Added kickdown switch repairs from David Peek.
  • Added kickdown solenoid repair from Mark Johnson.
  • Added kickdown switch repairs from Dennis Roberts.
  • Added my own experience with a bent gas pedal.
  • Added the idea of a parallel kickdown switch from Steve Gallant.
  • Added the pretty installation of a kickdown switch from Justin Pashley.
  • Added kickdown solenoid repair from Tony Bryant.
  • Added info on 1993 models from Enrico Campelli, Charlie Randle, and Steve Gallant.
  • Added Graeme Adamson's miserable experience with a one-bolt fan clutch.
  • Added Peter Cohen's advice on injector hose length.
  • Added Bernard Embden's advice on pre-H.E. injector hose size.
  • Added info on GM HEI module failures from Becky Amason.
  • Added ACDelco part numbers for the GM HEI module from Terry Pegler and Doug Dwyer.
  • Added a claim by Shafi Keisler that the HEI module in the Jaguar is special.
  • Added Tom Bennett's report on heat transfer grease that comes with the AC Delco HEI module.
  • Added my own recommendations on upgrading the cooling system.
  • Cut a considerable amount out of the Marelli rotor discussion in an attempt to make it clearer.
  • Added Slover Jr's experience using a Lucas distributor with Marelli ignition.
  • Since the Lucas distributor with Marelli ignition is proven and easy, deleted the idea for installing two 6-cyl distributors.
  • Added Sean McKee's and Tom Hollingsworth's reports on removing the ABS system.
  • Added my own description of how the ABS brakes work.
  • Added Roger Calvert's tip about cleaning the ABS fluid reservoir.
  • Added tip on Land Rover/Marelli alternator from Doug Harper.
  • Added magazine quote describing the Italian Tune-Up from Bill de Creeft.
  • Added discussion of the problems with Tefba filters and their solutions, with input from Richard Francis.
  • Added tip from Pete Bainbridge-Clayton about replacing the Marelli ignition amps with Bosch/Intermotor.
  • Added a motorized door lock repair from Nigel Spratling.
  • Reorganized the fuel system section.
  • Added tip from Nigel Sly on wiring the internal fuel pump.
  • Added experience from Noel Keefer and Rory McKenzie on internal fuel pump plugging up.
  • Added Ed Sowell's note that the BW12 dipstick is on the left side of the car.
  • Added Karl Nelson's and Joe Bialy's tips on finding Loctite 518.
  • Added Richard Francis' report on getting a rebuilt water pump with paper gaskets.
  • Added George Balthrop's tip on knowing if your transmission filter is plugged.
  • Added Stephen Tyler's test for the vacuum regulator.
  • Added a note from George Balthrop regarding JHM-1146.
  • Updated the sources for Tefba filters.
  • Added Ken Gray's experience with the Tefba screen jamming against the outlet port.
At this point, the last MS Word Document version of Experience In A Book was uploaded to the jag-lovers.org site.  There were no further revisions until February 2009, when an OpenOffice version was offered.  A new Revisions list was begun at that time.

 

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