Hi everyone I am new to the list and a new owner of an 1989 XJ40 which comes
with most of the traditional problems…
In particular, only the driver’s exterior door handle works though all the
interior ones do.
When I lock the car with the key the left rear relay chatters but I hear
nothing from the other doors. Is this a’classic" problem and is it just the
Any advice on how to troubleshoot it would be appreciated.
Phoenix AZ-----Original Message-----
From: Lokensgard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 8:38 PM
To: Bob McKeown; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [modern] Early XJ40 brake pads
Bob, the brake dust shields (kleen wheels) don’t really cause brake heating
problems under normal conditions on an XJ40. However, you CAN get cleaner
pads. Used to be brand called “Repco” that offered “dustless pads” that
were much cleaner than the original equipment pads and still worked very
well. These are made in Australia now, and go under the names Axxis and PBR.
Don’t go for the Axxis Metal Masters, they are for hard use like racing, and
won’t give much grip when cold. The PBR semi-metallic or organic pads are
great, and give off very little dust. I have a set of PBRs on my car, they
work great. Widely available at import parts store, just call around.
'90 Vanden Plas Majestic (DAVZCAT)
'55 XK140 OTS
Is there such a thing as dust-free (or nearly so) brake pads for
a 1988 XJ6?
I’ve just recently gotten my car, and after cleaning about twelve years’
accumulation of brake dust from the inside of the wheels, I’m
urge to put the brake shields back on (a friend calls these “brake
A much better solution, at least to me, is to find pads that don’t blacken
the wheels in two or three days. Any help appreciated.