Question about 1997 Jaguar Xj Series
I have a 1979 Jaguar XJS V12, Got overheat and both heads are damage, do I need to take engine out to change them?
I have never worked on a 79 Jag, but I have worked on a lot of engines. The advice I would give you is what I would do, and what I would do would be to take the engine out and work on it rather than leave it in the car. Especially a V 12. I know that it is a lot of work removing the engine, but to pull the heads you have to do almost everything needed to remove the engine and then you are not working over the fender of the vehicle where at times is a pretty hard feat in itself, plus you have to worry about the car's finish also. Good luck my friend, you are in for a big job, but I know when you get it done you will feel REALLY good about it.
BTW, what ever you decide, before you start take alot, and I mean alot of pictures that you can put on your computer and blow up. It will be invaluable to you when you are putting the thing back together. It will help you route cables, gas lines, vacuum lines, etc. Take pic's every step of the way. When you remove the radiator take pictures, this will help you see things you can't see when the radiator is in, air filter, battery etc. I can't enphisize it enough.
I hope this helps you in some way.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 19, 2017 | Jaguar Cars & Trucks
Sep 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Sep 25, 2015 | 1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3
Jun 06, 2014 | 1986 Jaguar XJSC
Mar 28, 2012 | Jaguar X-Type Cars & Trucks
Mar 27, 2009 | 1986 Jaguar XJSC
Jul 28, 2008 | 1984 Jaguar XJ
Jun 15, 2014 | 1997 Jaguar Xj Series
116 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: