I’m not sure why I haven’t heard this anywhere, and I’ve searched it to no avail, but the door handles on the XJS are hot in the summer here. I live in AZ and in the summer months you can’t open the car without using your shirt.
No other car with metal handles I’ve used, after being in the sun, are this hot. Is this some green energy anti theft device?
it’s probably just a fact that the sun is at the right angle… now to over-reverse engineer this we should take the angle of the handles on the car and factor in the angle of parking the car(direction on compass) the elevation and declinations, the various hours of the day, the heat absorbtion of the metal and graph it out and as the British say… there you have it… have a good laugh it’s not a perfect world!
It’s British, you’re supposed to have a pair of lambskin driving gloves, or at minimum a nice handkerchief for such.
Also the bloody ashtray doors, between heat from the drivetrain and the sun on them are super hot. I tend to place my cell phone there and it was way too hot for its own good the last sunny day we had.
I keep those pesky ashtrays in the glove box … along with the “pair of lambskin driving gloves”.
that leaves an opening to set things in (keeping in mind that there is no ‘full bottom’ in them, so small things can disappear down there. One could wrap the inside of the recess and make if safe for small things.
More likely decomposed teeth and British social benefit payout in your wallet…
There are electronics freezing sprays. Alternatively - a bottle of mineral water will do. I would recommend sun lotion but unsure about effects on metal…mm
This is the first time I have heard about problem of such… New cars are made out of plastic. Maybe it will be worth considering swapping…
Anyway, hot handles are much better than rusy one/falling-out. Sun is good for XJS after all…