[xj] Transmission?

Hello Jaguar Aficionados,
My 85 xj6 VDP has no transmission problems. It shifts smoothly and goes into
each gear as it should. I have owned the car for about two years and I have
never serviced the transmission. Should I take it to a transmission
specialist and have the oil changed and have it serviced or should I leave
well enough alone and just be happy it works ok. If necessary, is it
expensive to repair? Are parts readily available for the typical
transmission shop??
Regards, Michael
85 xj6 VDP===================================================
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Yes, have it serviced ! Your transmission needs fresh oil on a regular
basis just as your engine does. It is not expensive ($100 or less) but your
local trans shop may need a day’s notice to get a filter kit.

Click here and then look under "Routine Servicing: for a little more info…

http://www.jag-lovers.org/newbies/series_III/guides_routine_servicing.html

Cheers,
Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA

Hello Jaguar Aficionados,
My 85 xj6 VDP has no transmission problems. It shifts smoothly and goes
into
each gear as it should. I have owned the car for about two years and I
have
never serviced the transmission. Should I take it to a transmission
specialist and have the oil changed and have it serviced or should I
leave----- Original Message -----
From: “Michael O’Donnell” 4michael@concentric.net
well enough alone and just be happy it works ok. If necessary, is it
expensive to repair? Are parts readily available for the typical
transmission shop??

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Michael: if your transmission is working well, it will need no parts other
than a pan gasket. The filter is cleanable. BUT, the BW66 operates best and
longets with regular fluid changes, so YES, by all means, have a
transmission shop flush the fluid (DEXRON III or TYPE F) and replace. If
this is done every 20,000 miles, the transmission will have a long life.

                                            Gregory----- Original Message -----

From: “Michael O’Donnell” 4michael@concentric.net
To: “Dihon Tadic” d.tadic@mailbox.uq.edu.au; xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: mi�rcoles, 10 de octubre de 2001 23:02
Subject: [xj] Transmission ???

Hello Jaguar Aficionados,
My 85 xj6 VDP has no transmission problems. It shifts smoothly and goes
into
each gear as it should. I have owned the car for about two years and I
have
never serviced the transmission. Should I take it to a transmission
specialist and have the oil changed and have it serviced or should I
leave
well enough alone and just be happy it works ok. If necessary, is it
expensive to repair? Are parts readily available for the typical
transmission shop??
Regards, Michael
85 xj6 VDP

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A former friend/jag mechanic told me that jags have notoriously bad
transmissions that go out every 60K miles. This is because they are
undersized for the weight of the car. Service might extend the life, but
you’ll have to replace the transmission eventually.

Scott Schreffler
83 xj6 sIII
new tranny in '00-----Original Message-----
From: Dr Gregory Andrachuk [mailto:v12-vdp@home.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 4:39 PM
To: Michael O’Donnell
Cc: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xj] Transmission ???

Michael: if your transmission is working well, it will need no parts other
than a pan gasket. The filter is cleanable. BUT, the BW66 operates best and
longets with regular fluid changes, so YES, by all means, have a
transmission shop flush the fluid (DEXRON III or TYPE F) and replace. If
this is done every 20,000 miles, the transmission will have a long life.

                                            Gregory

----- Original Message -----
From: “Michael O’Donnell” 4michael@concentric.net
To: “Dihon Tadic” d.tadic@mailbox.uq.edu.au; xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: mi�rcoles, 10 de octubre de 2001 23:02
Subject: [xj] Transmission ???

Hello Jaguar Aficionados,
My 85 xj6 VDP has no transmission problems. It shifts smoothly and goes
into
each gear as it should. I have owned the car for about two years and I
have
never serviced the transmission. Should I take it to a transmission
specialist and have the oil changed and have it serviced or should I
leave
well enough alone and just be happy it works ok. If necessary, is it
expensive to repair? Are parts readily available for the typical
transmission shop??
Regards, Michael
85 xj6 VDP

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A former friend/jag mechanic told me that jags have notoriously bad
transmissions that go out every 60K miles. This is because they are
undersized for the weight of the car. Service might extend the life, but
you’ll have to replace the transmission eventually.

Um…I think your pal is hyperbolizing just a wee bit. There’s plenty of
us on the list with over 100K on our original transmissions without
failure…nearly 114K on mine, in fact, and still working very nicely.

The Borg-Warner designs (related to 60’s-70’s Ford designs) were not the
most sophisticated but I wouldn’t really consider them to be particularly
weak, the BW65 being a possible exception (keyword: possible).

I wouldn’t consider them bullet-proof, either. Nor would I expect them to
hold up to neglect/abuse as well as some other designs. But 100K should be
possible in most cases. Frankly, as far as I’m concerned, any automatic
trans that goes 100K miles doesn’t owe it’s owner anything !

Cheers,
Doug----- Original Message -----
From: “Scott Schreffler” ScottS@bumgardnerseattle.com

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Scott:
You have to replace or rebuild every transmission eventually!
The Borg Warner transmissions were used in many types of cars, including
Volvos; while not over-engineered, they are certainly quite adequate for use
in a lixury touring car. I have had BW66 transmissions that have gone well
over 100,000 miles without a rebuild and without any problems. The secret is
regular maintenance. They can fail as early as 60,000 miles if they still
have the factory fluid in them!
As a matter of record, I have a V12 car with a GM 400 transmission, rebuilt
at the equivalent of 75,000 miles. I also have a Taurus which has had
three transaxle rebuilds in less than 50,000 miles. And if you speak to
anyone who has owned a late 80’s Chrysler, you will know that the
transmissions shops are not foreign territory to them. So, on balance, the
BW66 is not bad at all, if used and serviced as directed.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: “Scott Schreffler” ScottS@bumgardnerseattle.com
To: “‘Dr Gregory Andrachuk’” <@Dr_Gregory_Andrachu1>; “Michael O’Donnell”
4michael@concentric.net
Cc: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: jueves, 11 de octubre de 2001 17:22
Subject: RE: [xj] Transmission ???

A former friend/jag mechanic told me that jags have notoriously bad
transmissions that go out every 60K miles. This is because they are
undersized for the weight of the car. Service might extend the life, but
you’ll have to replace the transmission eventually.

Scott Schreffler
83 xj6 sIII
new tranny in '00

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr Gregory Andrachuk [mailto:@Dr_Gregory_Andrachu1]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 4:39 PM
To: Michael O’Donnell
Cc: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xj] Transmission ???

Michael: if your transmission is working well, it will need no parts other
than a pan gasket. The filter is cleanable. BUT, the BW66 operates best and
longets with regular fluid changes, so YES, by all means, have a
transmission shop flush the fluid (DEXRON III or TYPE F) and replace. If
this is done every 20,000 miles, the transmission will have a long life.

                                            Gregory

----- Original Message -----
From: “Michael O’Donnell” 4michael@concentric.net
To: “Dihon Tadic” d.tadic@mailbox.uq.edu.au; xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: mi�rcoles, 10 de octubre de 2001 23:02
Subject: [xj] Transmission ???

Hello Jaguar Aficionados,
My 85 xj6 VDP has no transmission problems. It shifts smoothly and goes
into
each gear as it should. I have owned the car for about two years and I
have
never serviced the transmission. Should I take it to a transmission
specialist and have the oil changed and have it serviced or should I
leave
well enough alone and just be happy it works ok. If necessary, is it
expensive to repair? Are parts readily available for the typical
transmission shop??
Regards, Michael
85 xj6 VDP

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122K on mine!

Jamie

Jamie & Dru
'87 XJ6 VdP (#469952)
Everett, WA, USA
.----- Original Message -----
From: “Doug Dwyer” DWYERD@email.msn.com
To: “XJ List” xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] Transmission ???

----- Original Message -----
From: “Scott Schreffler” ScottS@bumgardnerseattle.com

A former friend/jag mechanic told me that jags have notoriously bad
transmissions that go out every 60K miles.

Doug wrote …

nearly 114K on mine, in fact, and still working very nicely.

Cheers,

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Our SII’s has wrapped the odo heading to 190k, with 102k on the SIII’s. Just
had to adjust the bands on the SII.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

NWJag wrote:

122K on mine!

Jamie

Jamie & Dru
'87 XJ6 VdP (#469952)
Everett, WA, USA
.
----- Original Message -----
From: “Doug Dwyer” DWYERD@email.msn.com
To: “XJ List” xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [xj] Transmission ???

----- Original Message -----
From: “Scott Schreffler” ScottS@bumgardnerseattle.com

A former friend/jag mechanic told me that jags have notoriously bad
transmissions that go out every 60K miles.

Doug wrote …

nearly 114K on mine, in fact, and still working very nicely.

Cheers,

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Michael: if your transmission is working well, it will need
no parts other
than a pan gasket. The filter is cleanable. BUT, the BW66

It’s worth pointing out that it’s sometimes easier to get the kit with both
pan gasket and filter than it is to just obtain the gasket. As I recall,
you’re looking at about $15 for the kit…so you may as well do the filter
as well.===================================================
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