I know this does not belong here, however I am hoping someone on
the XJ-S discussion group can help this person. Her email to me is
attached below. She sent me some photographs which I have put on my
Please reply to her directly with any help or suggestions.
My name is Galina Petrova, I live on the other part of the planet
(Mariupol, Ukraine) and I dare to write you, because first of all I am
fan of Jaguars XJ and have some problem with my car.
I have got your name from the Internet, reading your page about
upgrading of the Steering rack of your Jaguar.
I have some problem with the steering rack on my Jaguar XJ-40 (1987),
because just cound not find some advices to fix it in our wild country.
My steering rack is leaking. I have got one kit - Jlm10838, but it was
not suitable for all the rack repairing.
Practically I need only 3 little stuffing rings, that are situated on the
steering rack (see my pict. 16). And there is one more part inside,
that don’t let the steering wheel to make a clearance. Usually they
are delivered in every repairing kits for other cars (Mercedes, Audi
etc. But, they are absent in the kit Jlm10838. Please, advice me, how
to find possibility to fix the rack and how to find the bushes, because
I have got only negative answers from diffirent companies. Maybe you
can recommend some specialist to advice.
Hope for your answer,
Jaguar-Sovereign, XJ-40 (1987)
The number of chassis: SAJJHALH4AA516306
The number of engine: 9DPA118093
Steering rack is:
ADWEST ENG. ENGLAND
PART N GBE 33500 00
JAGUAR N CBC 4925
SERIAL N 7-E-2235
The manual said “Windows XP or better” so I bought a Macintosh
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