Thanks everyone, glad to hear I didn’t invent this problem.
The ones I am fussing with came from a reputable Jag parts supplier, but the confusion is still there.
The rubber gasket slides off and I checked the fit of the stat without it and it is verrrrry close.
My read is that by the time I add the paper gasket it should seal up.
It is 88deg with the jiggle pin and of very nice construction, better than the original.
I am inclined to believe it will get the job done.
Any other thoughts welcome.
Rewiring my injection harness today, good fun. I was able to source correct Bosch connectors and sleeves, high temp wire, insulated loom. Had injectors cleaned and tested by a local guy who did a great job. New seals for them as well.
To anyone who hasn’t rewired their injector harness on their V12 yet, I was appalled at how brittle my wiring was on a low mile car. Worst spot was mid way along the harness where the wires are joined in a connector and are doubled back on themselves in a 180 bend. Wouldn’t take much of a disturbance to crack the cover. So far not that bad of a job, although its not fired up yet!
Might have got a little carried away with it all but it’s quite rewarding to get this deep into it and see it all cleaned up and coming back together.
Gotta love this hobby!