[xj] trans mount cat

In reply to a message from Doug Dwyer sent Wed 27 Jul 2011:

I have the catless exhaust y-pipe new. I purchased it 11 years ago
before I purchased a great deal on an entire exhaust system for the
car. It’s still has the plastic wrapped around the ends.

contact me off line if you are interested.

Jim–
87’ VDP (black), 86’ XJ-SC (grey), 88’ XJS sport convert
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In reply to a message from robert manbeck sent Wed 27 Jul 2011:

The trans mount is not too hard. You just need to pay attention to
how it comes apart so the reassembly is correct. The spring is
compressed somewhat which could be dangerous if you just start
unbolting it and it gives way. As Doug said, use a jack to support
it and then you can lower it gently without having all the parts
fly across the shop floor. I’ve never done that, of course.
I’ve… uh… heard of it happening to less careful mechanics.

For the exhaust, you don’t have to replace the entire system unless
you just want it all new. You can probably just replace the
intermediate pipe with the one without the cat. Most suppliers
will sell you just the intermediate pipe. Take measurements before
ordering and pay attention to the ends where it connects to the
forward silencers. Some have a three bolt flange with an olive
joint and some have a slip-fit with clamp.–
The original message included these comments:

My trans mount needs to be replaced. I have read that’s it easy,
and I have read that it’s difficult and even dangerous (apparently
because of the spring. What’s the truth? (only you guys will know).
to remove the ‘‘suitcase’’ cat converter under the mid portion of the
car. In looking at pictures of exhaust systems (XK Unlimited),
there is an exhaust system for ‘‘Ser 2 without catalyst’’ that looks
exactly like mine without the cat. Does anyone know if this would
be essentially a ‘‘bolt in’’ system without major modifications?


John Testrake 74XJ12L rhd, 87 XJ12/700R4
St.Louis, United States
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