[xj] New to me 1985 XJ6

The air pump is locked up and the belt is removed. I took the one
off my 1990 XJS V12. Anything I should know other than plugging the
holes in the head and removing all the plumbing? Also need a
replacement fan shroud and haven’t had any luck locating one. Any
ideas? The right fuel gage is inoperative but the fuel system
works. Are the aftermarket senders worth taking home? Is there a
preferred XJ6 parts house. I am pretty checked out on the XJS but I
have noticed a few sites that have more XJ6 parts.–
1989 XJS Conv 5.3 HE,Lucas - 1990 XJS 5.3 HE,Marelli
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In reply to a message from Mark E White sent Wed 30 May 2012:

Mark, I removed the air pump and associated plumbing from my
XJC. Just took it all out and pluged all holes. One option
that I used successfully when plugging the holes in the head
is to retain the current fitting (BSP fitting) and use a
bolt of the correct size to plug the hole in the fitting itself.

As for the fuel guage, agin I am refering to my XJC it is
the actual dash switch that is faulty a little wriggle as I
switch it over solves the problem every time. In other words
it may not be the sender at all.

Philip Prior
Adelaide, South Australia
2004 XJ8 X350
1966 S Type 3.4 ltr. Auto
1976 XJ6C Convertible (DHC)
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The air pump is locked up and the belt is removed. I took the one
off my 1990 XJS V12. Anything I should know other than plugging the
holes in the head and removing all the plumbing? Also need a
replacement fan shroud and haven’t had any luck locating one. Any
ideas? The right fuel gage is inoperative but the fuel system
works. Are the aftermarket senders worth taking home? Is there a
preferred XJ6 parts house. I am pretty checked out on the XJS but I
have noticed a few sites that have more XJ6 parts.


PhilipP
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In reply to a message from PhilipP sent Thu 31 May 2012:

Phillip,
You may be right on that fuel gauge problem I seem to remember it
did indicate properly for a nano second. I will pull that switch
and take it apart and clean it. I had to do that for all the
switches on the ski slope on my XJS and boy what a difference.
Does that fascia panel just pop off or is it more involved than
that?–
The original message included these comments:

As for the fuel guage, agin I am refering to my XJC it is
the actual dash switch that is faulty a little wriggle as I
switch it over solves the problem every time. In other words
it may not be the sender at all.


1989 XJS Conv 5.3 HE,Lucas - 1990 XJS 5.3 HE,Marelli
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In reply to a message from Mark E White sent Thu 31 May 2012:

Not sure Mark your panel is quite different to the my XJC.
Someone else will know though

Philip Prior
Adelaide, South Australia
2004 XJ8 X350
1966 S Type 3.4 ltr. Auto
1976 XJ6C Convertible (DHC)
www.myjaguarstory.com
�Life is too short not to own a Jaguar (or three)�–
The original message included these comments:

You may be right on that fuel gauge problem I seem to remember it
did indicate properly for a nano second. I will pull that switch
and take it apart and clean it. I had to do that for all the
switches on the ski slope on my XJS and boy what a difference.
Does that fascia panel just pop off or is it more involved than
that?


PhilipP
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In reply to a message from Mark E White sent Thu 31 May 2012:

Mark,

I simply used a small screwdriver to pop one end of the
switch out and then pulled it out with my fingers. The wires
to the switch attach via a flat plug. Pull the plug loose
and disassemble the switch. The SIII switch contacts seem to
respond well to cleaning with a pencil eraser.
Hope this helps.

Ken Edgar
'85 XJ6
'75 XJ12C
'71 E-type FHC
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The original message included these comments:

You may be right on that fuel gauge problem I seem to remember it
did indicate properly for a nano second. I will pull that switch
and take it apart and clean it. I had to do that for all the
switches on the ski slope on my XJS and boy what a difference.
Does that fascia panel just pop off or is it more involved than
that?


metalbasher
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In reply to a message from metalbasher sent Thu 31 May 2012:

Gentleman,
I did get the switch out and cleaned. It seems the dielectric
grease attracts dirt and screws up the switches after 26 years. I
cleaned it all out and reapplied new dielectric goop and it works
like a champ. I was wondering if anyone has come up with an LED
replacement for the back light bulb in these switches. I can only
get the right tank arrow to show up. If it were brighter it might
actually show the other side too.–
The original message included these comments:

and disassemble the switch. The SIII switch contacts seem to
respond well to cleaning with a pencil eraser.


1989 XJS Conv 5.3 HE,Lucas - 1990 XJS 5.3 HE,Marelli
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