It has been a while since I have posted, so I thought I
would share some information about changing the supercharger
oil in my '04 XJR.
I had read a number of magazine articles and posts on
various forums, Jag-lovers and others, about the
desirability (need) to change the oil in Eaton superchargers
used with Jaguar V-8s. Since I didn’t embrace the notion of
�sealed for life�, I set out to perform the change myself.
What I had read led me to believe this was a fairly
straightforward task, albeit with some subtle points.
However, none of the articles or posts showed all the photos
of the work I would have liked. There were also several
differing opinions about the best tools to use for removal
of the oil. A writeup of my experience can be found at the
San Diego Jaguar Club website under NEWS
The task took ~90 minutes, but part of the time was allotted
to taking photos, working out details of steps, etc.
Overall, this is likely one of the easier tasks that one can
do with a supercharged Jag V8 and certainly worth the effort.
BTW, I have owned six Jags and the '04 XJR is by far the
best built and most reliable of them all. While the styling
doesn’t suit everyone, for the money there are few if any
luxury cars that offer the amenities and stunning
performance of the aluminum-bodied XJR. But I am biased.
Dan Jensen 95 XJ6 01 XK8 04 XJR
La Jolla, California, United States
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