my car is equipped with the Adwest tall tower steering rack, usually identified by the “Pow-A-Rak” stamped in. The PO put in an overhauled part in 2007. It works nicely, but started leaking some years ago and now is leaking like a seave. There are rumours that Jaguar never got these racks tight over longer periods of time. First Jaguar seem to have ZF basically re-build the original rack, and from then on the problem was gone - at least so the story goes. Later they switched entirely to ZF racks on the last XJS cars.
You guess where I’m trying to get: I’ve heard many stories from people who put in later XJS racks into their XJ sedans. Later Jaguar XJS 6.0 sports pack seem to use part JLM20169E (for RHD). Does any of you know whether this is a ZF rack and whether it fits into our series Jags? I’m aware that the ZF rack will use metric connectors for the hydraulic tubes, while my tubes are still imperial. My main concerns are the rack mounts, tie rod ends and the steering column connector. Do you have other information on suitable ZF racks?
Maybe those of you active with both XJ and XJS cars can help me out.
Thanks in advance
75 XJ6L 4.2 auto (UK spec)