Special thanks to all who replied over the weekend to my post of various things
on my fix list, thus squashing my “replace everything” mentality w/ some real
logic. - Thanks to Greg & Jeb on the accumulator/ABS warning advice - I’ll do
the accumulator first, then see what that does to the ABS warning. I must have
read 100 posts out of the thousands in the archives on the ABS & accumulator,
not even considering all of those that fly by on a daily basis, and there’s
probably one somewhere, but I don’t think I ever saw one that suggested that the
ABS warning may disappear w/ an accumulator change (** Note to all who may have
skimmed my previous post - I only get the ABS warning w/ the engine off whilst
checking the VCM). Also - I’ll do the upper shock bushings, and see if we can’t
get a few thousand more miles out of the shocks. That may free up some $$ for
things that I WANT to do, but don’t NEED - Powered antenna instead of that
rubber replacement the PO put on the back, for example. I’ll post in the next
week or two w/ the results.
Oh, btw, for those who asked - I had an alignment done by an “Import Alignment
Specialist” in March of last year (don’t know why I thought it was later in the
year) at 47.7K miles. They gave me a computer print out of where it was, what
the Jag spec was, and where it ended up… All within spec, according to the
print-out. They the only ones nearby (other than the dealer) that would touch
it, and they did correct the pulling problems I was having at the time, so I’ve
got no complaints there.
Now, If ol’ “Dubya” would arrange for a mid year $6K refund this year instead of
$600 like last year, I’ll do a re-spray, and this thing will look like new…
Gotta have dreams !
One last item - I sort of teased Greg a little about his retirement fund &
holiday cards on my last post, and he’s a pretty easy going fella who takes
things well… I just wanted to let folks know that it was Greg who let me
know about Jag Lovers when I called CW for some parts when I first bought the
beast… So, here’s a public thanks to Greg for the tip !..and now
the rest of you can blame him for my carrying on.
Thanks again !
'88 XJ40 56K miles (goofed last post - I listed 59.9 when it was 55.9K, but
what’s a couple thousand miles amongst friends ?)