after cleaning and renovating the valley of my 6.0 XJS, I was about to refit the plastic engine cover, which would hide most of the job
Last time I took it off, I had to loosen the accelerator cable adjustment in order to get the cover back
I couldn’t find any other way to slide it under the said cable, next to the capstan
so first question : is it normal to release the cable from the abutment ? or is there something I missed ?
the said engine cover is supposed to have some silver / chrome stripes, but all this is gone, leaving a black plastic cover.
I know the part isn’t available for long, so the only options are either to leave it as is, or try and freshen it up by painting the said stripes.
question 2 : is there a better way than painting the whole cover silver, then mask the top of the stripes, while painting everything black
and last but not least : the said abutment plate (# 1 ) isn’t held by a fixed support, as for the 5.3, but bolted on the fuel rail.
Problem is that any time you remove it to reach spark plugs, rear coil or anything in the area, you have a good chance of moving it slightly, and need to readjust the length of the connecting rods, so both butterflies open at the same time
the total movement is small, but I couldn’t move it back to the same position as before, and had to readjust the rods
is there a better way to take it off and back without disturbing the adjustment ?