Thank you for the numerous suggestions about the question of bent valves in the 71 XJ6. Despite all the help that was offered, I have decided to place the car on the market and let some more enthusiastic Jag-lover solve the puzzle.
I have been dealing with this issue for at least a year, I recognize that the extended time is, to some degree, a function of my lack of knowledge and experience with regard to the engine innards. I want to thank all those who took the time to suggest procedures and solutions, may time and many multiple emails.
I had the 73 XJ6 out yesterday, it has turned warm in Pennsylvania, USA and I actually DROVE THE CAR. I had almost forgotten that these cars are a method of conveyance as well as a time sync.
Seriously, I have been playing with this problem for a long, long time and I would like to actually enjoy the car for a change.
You will see an ad shortly for it in the Classifieds. It could be a good car for someone with technical knowledge. Only 44,000 miles, never abused. I’ve owned it for about 41 years. Some rust, but I have
The pieces to weld in.
Thank you again.
Now you can tell me how to repair my 73 XJ6. There’s a lot of gobbledygook under that bonnet that I have never seen before.