At 20:15 2004-05-12 +0200, Steve Fitches wrote:
I’m just after the forums opinion about spark plugs. I’m going to
be doing my first service on the V12 shortly and would like to know
the general opinion of what plug is the most suitable. Champion or
I run Champions in my XJ-S Cabrio right now, but NGKs are good too.
FTR, as this is engine related, it’d be better served on the V12-engine
list. MOST XJ owners are running an inline 6 engine. EVERYONE on the
V12-engine list is presumed to have, or be interested in, the V12.
You may want to download Kirby Palm’s XJ-S book (yes, XJ-S). There’s quite
a bit of information which pertains to the V12 engine in there.
Also, at my website under the “something useful” link near the bottom, I’ve
got a simple template for a spark plug caddy (print it, spray the backside
with contact cement, and lay it out on a piece of wood or MDF, then drill
holes in it for the spark plug tips). It is useful for keeping the plugs
ordered to which cylinder you removed them from, and for the new plugs
going in, keeps the threaded end upwards (rather than having tabs getting
dinked around and altering the gapping just slightly, or getting the
threads with antisieze applied to them all gunky with debris from your
workarea). Firing order and cylinder number identification is also printed
on the template, along with a reminder about the direction of rotor
rotation in the distributor.
I really aught to revisit it and add torque and gapping data, as well as a
strong reminder to use antisieze on the plug threads.
— '88 Jaguar XJ-SC 5.3L V12 (LHD) ‘Black Cat’
Sean Straw '85 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3L V12 (LHD) ‘Bad Kitty’
Marin County, California '91 Jaguar XJ40 4.0L (LHD) ‘Trevor’
http://jaguar.professional.org/ '69 Buick GranSport 455 V8===================================================
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