Had to replace another coil today for an intermittent misfire. I knew it was one of the coils in Bank 2 so only four to try but getting access to the coils on this side on a RHD car is a real pain as the cabin filter and its housing need to be removed. With patience, you can wriggle the plastic parts out but the job is a heck of a deal easier if the brace between the inner wings is out of the way.
The last time I thought about removing it I gave up because having tested the bolts I thought they would shear rather than undo. Recently, a friend had suggested I might be able to rattle them free with an impact wrench but the first one I tried, the head sheared straight off. I’ve drilled the remains of the bolt out and re-tapped the hole. I’ve temporarily put in a standard M8 bolt but I would like to use the right bolts and there are seven of them in all.
Although the thread is M8, Jaguar use a bolt with a smaller than standard head. The bolt also has a large washer which is free to rotate but is captured under the head. I have looked on various sites but I cannot find the part number for these bolts so if anyone knows please tell me so that I can order them.