Hello Ladies and Gentleman,
I know, first post and already asking for help. Bear with me please.
Me and my sisters have this old '87 XJ6 that has been sitting in the garage for over a decade.
The garage is in the house so it’s as climate controlled as the rest of the house. I would guess that is a good thing.
The car has 133.000km on it and got to its current position on its own. It was 1 year old when my parents bought it and it has only seen jaguar mechanics. The car is much older than me but I grew up having it and there is sentimental value in it for us but money is an object.
So we would like to keep the car but the house is being sold and the car needs to move.
So the question I would like to ask: What needs to be done in order to move it. The car is in Spain and needs to be moved to Germany. Biggest issue being the very steep ramp uphill to the street where we would like to put it on a trailer.
Before anything. What are the must items before we attempt to move the car. I have no idea if the engine turns over. The tires are shot. My thought is to get new tires and go from there.
-What kind of tires would you recommend for this car? papers say 205/70VR15 or 185SR15 S+M
-Would it be ok to use the break at all? or is it going to seize?
-I need to use the steering wheel to get it out for sure.
-would it make sense to get the fuel out? what is the best way to do it if it is necessary?
-would it make sense to change the oil?
-Disconnect the battery
-take out spark plugs? if so what size tools will be needed? is this funny British size I tools?
-Is there a parts catalog for these cars with instructions or similar? where can I get that.
Thank you for all of your help in advance and Happy New year 2021!
*I am mechanically inclined but I am not a car person. I build airplanes. I know how to rivet and work with sheet metal, fiberglass and I am pretty good with wiring. *
If you want to share your thoughts on what it will take to get this kitten back to live I will take that too but first order of business is to get it onto a trailer so we can move it. The inside of the car is really quite perfect. I mean the only defects that it has if any are probably in the back seat made by me my self and I as a toddler…