Experience in a Book:
Help for the Jaguar XJ-S Owner
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
Spelling corrections or other minor fixes are not documented; this
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
- Added Sawyers’ note that the fan diode pack contains "soft
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Updated info on Arden.
- Deleted the idea of disconnecting vacuum from the RH fuel
- 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
- Added Keppler’s incredible luck story of bustin’ an injector
- Added Keppler’s idea of using a dwell meter to check injector
- 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
- 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
- Added idea for separating diodes from alternator, with help from
- 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
- 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
- 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
*** 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Added note on TWR rear brakes from Alan Heartsfield and Craig
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Added ideas on dropping the IRS from Bob Gallivan and Craig
- Added experience on removing the right side inboard rear brake
- 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
- Added recommendation to polish SS caliper pistons prior to
- Added Jan Wikström’s description of brake caliper jamming.
- Added Wikström’s experience with diff output shaft seals and
- Added comprehensive instructions for upgrading the rear brakes to
*** 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Added Don Buresh’s notes on Tefba filter caps.
- Added Tony Glavocich’s idea for tying a string inside a Gano
- 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
- 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
*** 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
- Added clarification that the two functions of the AAV are
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Rearranged the electrical section.
- Added info on the over voltage warning light with info from Joe
- Added comment on the lack of brake pad wear indicators from Ray
- 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
- 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
- Added lower ball joint greasing tips from Craig Sawyers and James
- 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
- 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
- Updated a few comments about Chevy V8’s.
- Added Joe Bialy’s suggestion of spacers under the Marelli cap and
- Added the idea of using a Lucas distributor with the Marelli
ignition system utilizing an MSD Automatic Coil Selector suggested by
- Revised the discussion of Marelli rotor failures and solutions
- 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
- Added Mike McLaughlin’s idea for marine gaitors.
- Added Don Neff’s description of how the Marelli triggers the
- Added scheme for installing relays in the solenoid-park wiper
- Added recommendation of adding a diode to the solenoid-park wiper
- Added idea that dual 6-cylinder distributors might not require
*** 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
- Corrected comments about the "hockey stick" seals.
- Added ideas for rebuilding a Lucas distributor without a DZB105
- Added a description of Lucas CEI operation.
- Simplified the tip for installing an air bleed in the heater
- 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
- Broke up the four round headlight upgrade ideas into distinct
- 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
- Added suggestion to replace the fan clutch periodically from
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
oil seal sleeve.
- Deleted note to contact Karen Miller at JCNA, since she passed
- 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
- Elaborated on repair of the compression fittings around the fuel
- Extensively rearranged the fuel system section.
*** September 5, 2003 to May 3, 2005 ***
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.