Okay I’ve posted the AFM, the Battery and the Bellows. Tomorrow is D-day
for the battery its 12 volts or its chuck time for the bugger.
I’ve clean the battery better than any show car ( a two hour job). Using
Baking soda, Brillo, a tooth brush (old), WD40, rust proofing and a
vaccum cleaner. I scrubbed the terminals with baking soda along with the
connectors and the battery. No acid left anywhere! I’ve also found a
loose mystery wire that I’ll post later. I checked the ground to the
battery and its in excellent condition. I’ve checked the Red battery
lead to its connection and it looks good. I checked the water level and
its the same as 3 weeks ago. I even cleaned and lubed all moving parts
that hold the battery in place. I’ve rust proofed the base of the
battery and will paint it if this battery gets the boot. Before rust
proofing I even cleaned the ledge where the battery sits (vacuumed). I
got a clean, tight connection on both posts free of rust and even
cleaned the caps.
What did I get for all my effort, what else the radio code warning
(again), a 12.5 volt Jag reading. At night time it’s 11.5v (driving)
and a 12.5v idle readings. I am getting hotter than my Jag engine!
Here’s where I need your help. Tomorrow I’ll test the posts with the
engine off with a voltage meter. But how can I test:
Each cell in the battery to determine if I have a short or dead cell?
The current from the alternator to the battery?
The voltage in and to AFM?
The Bellows that connect the AFM to the throttle switch for vaccum
Any other hoses that run from the Air Filter to the AFM to the
Throttle Switch to the
Engine for vaccum leaks?
What other electrical connections, parts or vaccum hoses can I check to
rid me of this problem? Remember all I need is a little instruction
although step by step and I’ll get the job done. I’m not dumb just
determined to fix the problem. If someone know one or two items post it
I know you guys are good and I tell everyone about how good you are.
They can’t believe what I can do to my Cat and I give all the credit to
Jag-Lover.org. Not one of my friends has ever seen me work on a car. My
friends are the owners other cars Benz, Bm, Fiat, Accura and a few other
american cars. They all want to know if there’s a place like this for
them. To that I respond I hope so.
Sat. I’ll have my new Michelin VR-rated tires and I want my Cat to
shine. Friday nite right in front of the Pub she sputtered across the
intersection (how embarrassing) into the parking lot. My brother a
former Benz owner is getting a Honda Accord. I don’t want to go to the
Pub in that. I’m a Jag man all the way. Help me keep america beautiful a
Jag in the parking lot of every Pub and out on the prowl every Fri. and
Sat. night will accomplish that.===================================================
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