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11789 firing up at last
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Effort #1 - it fired up and ran on 3 or 4 cylinders . Initially I was ecstatic thinking an adjustment here and there would get it all ok? I posted on here saying that it was "Alive", well be that as it may, but it was "under the weather"!

Effort #2 I got nowhere - wouldn't even run!

Effort #3 Investigation showed that a PO had put in the distributor "a lot of" degrees out . the valve clearances were tight. and (my fault) a vac leak was spotted on the w pipe - which was not seated correctly and a turn of the distributor - it caught and it burst into life and revved nicely too.

Will now do some minor work to the engine - check for leaks - swop the rad and expansion tanks over for the new ones I have - onwards and upwards or in my case downwards as I will take the car off the concrete blocks.

https://youtu.be/5Ca2B5Bo_m4
Vin 11789 (probably #50 of the Middle East batch of 50)
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Excellent work !!
She lives!!! Well done.

I bet that was somewhat of a milestone right there. Smile



I’ve embedded your video here for you:



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VIN 11477 Jan '82
2013 Jaguar XF-S

Tristan J Carroll
South Wales
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(28 May 2018, 10:04)TristanC Wrote: Excellent work !!
She lives!!! Well done.

I bet that was somewhat of a milestone right there. Smile



I’ve embedded your video here for you:




(28 May 2018, 10:06)SpudMurphy Wrote:
(28 May 2018, 10:04)TristanC Wrote: Excellent work !!
She lives!!! Well done.

I bet that was somewhat of a milestone right there. Smile



Thanks for the video embedding - there seems to be so many different ways of doing it lol. Yup that is a milestone - now to get her down off the blocks - fill up with transmission oil and see if it drives - oh I'd better get the back brake out of the box of bits first !!!! lol
Vin 11789 (probably #50 of the Middle East batch of 50)
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Ahh yes, getting her off the blocks.... that was just last weekend for mine!
Awesome too Smile

Best of luck, she’s coming along brilliantly
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