Manuals

I purchased a set (5 Volumes) of 93-94 New, Official Jag Manuals for $260. I
just shopped around Hemmings until I found my price… Manuals appear to be
the real McCoy.
Al Diamant

I have recently purchased my first Jag ('89 VDP). Love it thus far. Can anyone
suggest good service manuals and/or parts lists? I ordered the hardbound
Hayne’s manual yesterday. Is there any benefit to the Jag factory mauals over
the Hayne’s? I recall a message a few days past listing I believe S.I.P.C. as
a FREE source for parts lists/blowups. Anyone familiar with them? If so, how
would one go about finding their info?
SICP (Special Interest Car Parts) may be reached via 1-800-851-5600.
The Jaguar parts man is Carl and he is at extension 3007. Ask Carl for
the Jaguar XJ6 1988-90 (XJ40) parts manual. It has close to 300 pages
in it.

Chuck
88 VDP> God Lono GodLono@aol.com wrote:

I’ve been reading a few of English car magazines; “Car Mechanics” ,
“Popular Classics” and “Jaguar World”. In these are advertised the
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, and some books put out by them. One on a
complete restore of a Jag/Daimler XJ6 is of interest.

  1. Has anyone purchased this book and is it any good?

  2. Is there any value in joining the JEC for those of us who are not
    privileged enough to live in the home country?

George.

Yes I have it. Just restored a V12 SIII, and for things like the
suspension it was a good extra perspective on how to do it. Good book,
and worth the money.

Craig> -----Original Message-----

From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org
[mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf
Of George Harris
Sent: 04 December 1998 16:10
To: modern@jag-lovers.org; xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xj] Manuals

I’ve been reading a few of English car magazines; “Car Mechanics” ,
“Popular Classics” and “Jaguar World”. In these are advertised the
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, and some books put out by them. One on a
complete restore of a Jag/Daimler XJ6 is of interest.

  1. Has anyone purchased this book and is it any good?

  2. Is there any value in joining the JEC for those of us who are not
    privileged enough to live in the home country?

George.

George I’ve been reading a few JEC mags that the local Jag Drivers Club
subscribes to and I think it’s marginal as to whether I’d get them
myself, not being resident in UK. I think it’s Car Mechanics that has
done a series on recon of XJ40 but you could fax them to check. My
experience of their recon manuals is that they are good with a large
concentration on rust removal, not a problem where I am.

Regards Peter Smith
Brisbane Australia

At 06:03 PM 12/4/98 +0000, you wrote:

I’ve been reading a few of English car magazines; “Car Mechanics” ,
“Popular Classics” and “Jaguar World”. In these are advertised the
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, and some books put out by them. One on a
complete restore of a Jag/Daimler XJ6 is of interest.

  1. Has anyone purchased this book and is it any good?

I have the XJ6/Daimler book as well as the “Haynes XJ6 Purchase and
Restoration Guide”. They are both ok, but I think the Haynes book is
easily the best (this is to be considered seperate from the regular haynes
repair manual). My father picked them both up for me last time he was on
the British side of the little pond.

The layout of the XJ6/Daimler book is very non-linear. Its what I would
call a “British engineered” book, with all the switches in weird awkward
locations, and siwtches that are there for no discernible reason - like the
switch that changes between gas tanks when they could have just pulled from
them both at once… Sections on various parts of the car are in no
particular order, so you kinda have to remember what section the
information you are looking for got placed in. They start with the body,
then go to the engine, then futz around with the interior, and back to the
engine and again to the bodywork, and back and forth ad infinitum in
different chapters. They cover complex things like redoing the head in way
too few steps to be useful, and they do this ridiculous crap with repairing
the floorboards where they kinda fix them, then do the engine, and then
come back and fix them (the floorboards) right! Not to mention the fact
that they reprinted the goddamn advertisements in the book! They should’ve
at least re-edited the book so that each aspect of the restoration was
tackled in a single orderly fashion. This book’s only strong point is that
they cover a few tiny little details well. It is best as a supplement to
the Haynes restoration guide. And of course when it comes to mechanical
details, everything is secondary to the factory manual.

The Haynes book uses a vastly more logical layout. VASTLY. It has a table
of contents at the fron that is actually useful. It starts with background
on the development of the XJ6 series, then it walks you through the kinds
of tolls you’ll need and whatnot, then what to look for in a project ar,
then the bodywork, then the paint, then the engine, then the transmission,
then the suspension and brakes, then the wheels and tires, and finally the
interior. Then it has a brief chapter on security options for your car,
and then finally an appendix that lists contact information for the
companies you can get the products they used from. Every section is broken
down into logical subsections like “repairing a rusted wheel arch”
and “repairing a front crossmember”. The directions are actually in some
sort of order too, and the pictures follow the captions in a progressive
format.

Justin G. Cordesman
Bibo ergo sum.

OK I think that covers it. 82 to the mysterious 87 VDP are all spoken for. Remember they are also manuals covering minivans, light trucks and other imports and domestics.

Have a good one,

Justin
74 Caprice Classic
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Hello,

Aren’t there any real bookstores anymore? Today, I went to
three auto parts stores and two local bookstores looking for
nothing more than a series III Haynes. The bookstores only had
coffee table books. One auto parts store only had Chiltons - no
problem if you have a 90’s Ford or Toyota. Another had a Haynes
for the X40. The third had no books at all.

Returning home in disgust, I accessed an Internet automotive
bookseller and ordered a Series III ROM, a factory parts manual,
and the aforementioned Haynes. Those should do for the nonce…

          - Jerry Kaidor ( @jkaidor )--

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Jerry,

I suspect that it's a case of supply and demand when it comes to

stocking books. The older these cars get, the fewer of them there are
and the fewer of us there is that will buy these books. Eventually it
isn’t worth it to stock books with small demand in local bookstores.

I have had great luck obtaining a wide range of used and new

Jaguar literature on ebay at a reasonable cost including Haynes manuals
for both my Jaguar’s. If you check out ebay now you will find a Series
III Haynes listed for $5.00 with no bids yet.

Here's the link:  

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1835813149

Regards,

Paul M. Novak
1969 E-Type FHC, 1984 XJ6 Vanden Plas
San Diego, CA
@Paul_M_Novak-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf
Of jkaidor
Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:16 PM
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xj] Manuals

Hello,

Aren’t there any real bookstores anymore? Today, I went to
three auto parts stores and two local bookstores looking for
nothing more than a series III Haynes

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Hi,

Does somebody posess an electronic (scanned) manual for the
XJ6/12? Both my cars were originally sold in Germany and therefore
have german manuals.

If so, please contact me off list.–
Brynjar, '91 DD6, '89 XJ12 Sovereign, Alpina B10 V8, MR2
Reykjav�k, Iceland
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Brynjar wrote:

Hi,

Does somebody posess an electronic (scanned) manual for the
XJ6/12? Both my cars were originally sold in Germany and therefore
have german manuals.

If so, please contact me off list.

Or learn German, Brynjar…:-))

Frank
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In reply to a message from Frank Andersen sent Fri 18 Nov 2005:

Ich spreche kleine Deutsch aber es ist die technischen W�rter, die
ich nicht verstehe.
;-)–
The original message included these comments:

Or learn German, Brynjar…:-))


Brynjar, '91 DD6, '89 XJ12 Sovereign, Alpina B10 V8, MR2
Reykjav�k, Iceland
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I can identify with that, Brynjar. After taking three semesters of German
emphasizing translation of the chemical literature, I went to Germany where
I couldn’t compose a conversational sentence longer than “Ein Bier, bitte.”
Or,“Kommen Sie hier, Fra…” Forget that.

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From: “Brynjar” brynjarm@yahoo.com

In reply to a message from Frank Andersen sent Fri 18 Nov 2005:

Ich spreche kleine Deutsch aber es ist die technischen Wvrter, die
ich nicht verstehe.
:wink:

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Or learn German, Brynjar…:-))


Brynjar, '91 DD6, '89 XJ12 Sovereign, Alpina B10 V8, MR2
Reykjavmk, Iceland

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Brynjar wrote:

In reply to a message from Frank Andersen sent Fri 18 Nov 2005:

Ich spreche kleine Deutsch aber es ist die technischen W�rter, die
ich nicht verstehe.

Einverstanden, Brynjar - aber man muss auch die Englishe tecnische
Worter einmal lernen, ja…? :slight_smile:

Frank
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In reply to a message from Frank Andersen sent Sat 19 Nov 2005:

Ja, aber das ist kein Problem f�r mich.
:-)–
The original message included these comments:

Brynjar wrote:

In reply to a message from Frank Andersen sent Fri 18 Nov 2005:

Ich spreche kleine Deutsch aber es ist die technischen W�rter, die
ich nicht verstehe.

Einverstanden, Brynjar - aber man muss auch die Englishe tecnische
Worter einmal lernen, ja…? :slight_smile:


Brynjar, '91 DD6, '89 XJ12 Sovereign, Alpina B10 V8, MR2
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