Hi all – I’m active on both the saloons and xk lists. Over the years
since '63, I’ve had five Cats with the 3.4 XK engine ('53 Mk VII, '52 XK120
OTS, '58 Mk VIII, '55 XK140MC OTS, '54 XK120SE OTS), and my current Mk IX
with the 3.8 XK engine. Now, I’m joining the xk-engine list, with several
In June '99, I had a major overheat on the Mk IX which damaged the oil
control ring on #6, so my winter project will be re-ringing all 6 pistons.
The damaged ring on #6 may have damaged the bore. The Mk IX Spare parts
Catalogue calls out c.13791, Liner for Cylinder Block - 6 (on the 3.8, the
cylinders had liners installed).
My questions are: If there is indeed bore damage, can I remove the liner
and replace it? None of my workbooks (Jaguar or otherwise) discusses this.
Can one remove the original liner? If so, just how does one do it?
Because my engine is original and has never been bored, I assume that a
new, correct liner will be exactly the same diameter as the original – am
I right? Is there a manual available that discusses replacing the liners?
Thanks for considering my questions – take care – Larry Martz