> I will send you a Word Doc that has instructions for the CD. It is a
> pain, but once you get use to it -- it is fine. Keep in mind that the '88
> and '89 XJ40 is a VERY different vehicle than the '90-'94 XJ40. So you will
> only be using the last 5 volumes on the CD.
Thanks, I'll have a look at the word document. Meantime I re-executed
the setup.exe file on the CD and I finally did access the CD files,
albeit in the usual clunky way of paging through it one page at a time
and having to reload it frequently.
> There is a screw on the back of the rotor that holds it on. Undo it and the
> rotor will come off easily. Keep in mind with these cars -- IF you are
> having a hard time getting something off -- you are missing something!!
I'll look closer, didn't see a screw on the installed rotor. The new
rotor has no screw.
> Go to www.magnecor.com They have the best wires for the price and they
> were running a special on Jag wires. I use them on all three of my Jags and
> my Nissan 300ZX.
No Jaguar specials at the Magnecor website, just an old note saying they
expected to renew the Jaguar special sometime "in 2005".
I did look for Magnecore wires on the net the other day, and the only
discount sources I came up with for 8mm (blue) wires was "ultrarev.com"
at $117 a set, or lbcarco.com for the red 8.5mm wires at $180.00.
Ultrarev.com was the ONLY site that even mentioned the 8mm blue wires.
Do those prices sound about right?
Which Magnecor do you recommend for normal driving in my aging 135K mile
XJ40, red (8.5mm) or blue (8mm)?
Other sites list wires of unknown manufacture in the $50 to $110 range,
although Northeastbritishparts.com says their $55 set is a "genuine
Rists ignition wire set" ("Rists" is printed on my old wires)... is
Magnecor worth twice the price?
> Changing the plugs on this car is no different than any car. The plugs are
> at the end of a long rubber boot with a cap. Take out the old plugs, make
> sure the new are gapped and tighten them until they are snug. I stay away
> from platinum's and really prefer the basic old RC9YC Champions for this
> car. The gap is 0.035
OK, good. I was concerned that plug threads might need to be coated with
something before install.
Thanks for the useful reply,
> "WayneC" <WayneC@linkline.moc> wrote in message
>>1. I purchased a shop manual CD on eBay a couple of years back. I always
>>have had trouble figuring out how to use it, as it came without any
>>instructions or "readme" files; today I couldn't figure out how to
>>access it at all! It is labelled "Factory Repair Manuals Part Number JHM
>>1126". Can someone help?...
>>When I first look at it, there are 16 folders on the CD, and some files,
>>one of which is a program named SCANFRET.EXE that seems to be the
>>program to use to access the CD information. When I execute scanfret.exe
>>and then click on the flashlight symbol in the menu, I get a smaller
>>window with a selectable list of 13 manuals. If I highlight one of those
>>and double-click on it, I get a small window with places to type in
>>"Search from" "Search to" fields and then click either "Begin search" or
>>"Close"... but no matter what I enter, I get nothing back. Nothing else
>>in the menu seems to do anything to bring up a manual. I used to be able
>>to figure out how to at least page through each manual, but today I
>>can't even figure out how to do that!
>>I was hoping to use the manual to answer several of the following
>>2. 89 XJ40 distributor: I want to change out the rotor, but my firm tugs
>>haven't dislodged the old rotor. The new rotor is an aftermarket part
>>(made in Italy, no manufacturer mark) and it appears as if it simply
>>slides/squeezes onto the shaft. The old Lucas rotor has a different
>>appearance on top, and it just won't budge... I'm afraid to use more
>>force. It almost appears that the Lucas rotor has a pin (lying on it's
>>longitudinal axis on top) that goes through the top of the shaft... does
>>it? Or do I just need to force it up off the shaft?
>>3. Can anyone recommend a spark plug wire set and point me to where I
>>can purchase it on the web in the US? The ones I've found online say
>>nothing about their quality or origin.
>>4. Is there anything I should know about replacing spark plugs on the
>>XJ40? This is the first vehicle I've had with an aluminum head, and
>>spark plugs contained within the valve cover, so are there any special
>>precautions I need to know, like use of penetrating oil or lock-tight or
>>anti-seize or things like that? What is the correct gap? Any favorite