[xj] exploding drum {Scanned}


Sorry to hear about your transmission problem.   I had a different kind

of failure on my 1984 XJ6 VdP in September 2006. The transmission pump
seized resulting in no power from the engine going to the rear wheels.
After a ride home on a flatbed tow truck, I removed the transmission,
identified the failure mode , brought one of my spare transmissions in for a
soft parts rebuild ($800) and then installed it. This was among one of my
most challenging Jaguar “hobby” projects to date, but the car was on the
road again in early November. Since then I had 7K of trouble free and very
smooth transmission shifting miles (I guess I didn’t know what I was
missing). The car is in the paint shop now for a bare metal repaint and I
should get it back in early April.

I found that a BW66 transmission removal and replacement inside a normal

home garage with the right tools (ramps (4), engine hoist, floor jack,
transmission jack) is possible for the DIY hobbyist. This was my first
transmission removal/replacement. Fortunately I have a good place to work
and all the required tools ( did need to buy the transmission jack). I
know that I saved the cost of the transmission jack, and then some, by doing
the removal/replacement work myself. I did bring the transmission into a
local shop with a great reputation on the BW66 and did not tackle the
rebuild myself. In this case I needed to get the car running again soon,
and I didn’t have the time, tools, or training to do the internal rebuild

I posted some emails and pictures on the Jag-Lovers website.

Let us know how this works out.


Paul M. Novak

1990 XJ-S Classic Collection convertible
1984 XJ6 Vanden Plas
1969 E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
1957 MK VIII Saloon
Ramona, CA
@Paul_M_Novak1----- Original Message -----
From: “darrenmb” darrenbrandon@bellsouth.net
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:33 AM
Subject: [xj] exploding drum {Scanned}

Ok, so my first piggy back ride was induced by transmission
failure, I pulled the pan and found bits of what appeared to
be clutch/band material, well I was rigth, sort of, it was
clutch material from when the front drum exploded, just an
update for anyone that read my piggyback post.

Darren B 83 xj6 brg 69k miles

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