Haynes Restoration Manual: Jaguar XJ6 Series 1, 2 and 3

Overview

A reference for anyone considering a restoration of one of these classic luxury saloon cars, this book covers the Series 1, 2 and 3 XJ6 models built between 1969 and 1986. This manual shows you how to strip down, rebuild and tune an XK engine; repair and modify suspension; renovate interior trim; strip down and rebuild mechanical components; and repair and replace bodywork.

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Overview

A reference for anyone considering a restoration of one of these classic luxury saloon cars, this book covers the Series 1, 2 and 3 XJ6 models built between 1969 and 1986. This manual shows you how to strip down, rebuild and tune an XK engine; repair and modify suspension; renovate interior trim; strip down and rebuild mechanical components; and repair and replace bodywork.

Illustrated with more than 900 photographs and diagrams, it also explains what to look for when buying a used XJ6.

The book covers:
• Model heritage and development
• What to look for when buying a project vehicle and the pitfalls to avoid
• How to renovate bodywork and chassis, including the renewal of major panels and repainting
• Repairing and renewing interior trim and fitting accessories
• How to give new life to mechanical and electrical components, including XK engine overhaul
• Transmission servicing and replacement
• Suspension overhaul and replacement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844250202
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Restoration Manuals Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Pollard is a well-known and highly regarded author of practical motoring books and a regular contributor to the motoring press. His books for Haynes include Range Rover Restoration Manual, You & Your Range Rover, Jaguar XK Engine and Audi Quattro Book. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4
Introduction 5
1 Heritage
Jaguar 'XK' saloons up to Mk X and S-type 6
Jaguar XJ6 history
Series 110
Series 215
Series 317
A classic coupe 19
Jaguar XK saloon production details 21
XJ6 technical specifications 22
Identify your XJ6 23
2 Preparation
Dismantling and space 24
Workshop procedures and safety first 25
Raising your Jaguar safely 28
The NBN Chassis Tilter 30
Tools and equipment 31
Buying spares 37
3 Buying an XJ6
Buyer beware! 38
Where to start 39
Which model? 40
Bodywork, electrics and interior 41
Engine, exhaust, emissions, air-conditioning and transmission 45
Brakes, steering, suspension, wheels and tyres 47
Accessories, modifications and insurance 50
Road testing 50
Doing the deal 51
4 Bodywork
Hints and tips 52
Bodywork basics 55
Welding 55
Removing and replacing a rotten sill and rear wheel arch 59
Replacing/repairing a front crossmember 63
Removing the bonnet and grille 64
Headlamps, side lamps and indicators 65
Removing front and rear bumpers 67
Removing the boot lid 68
Removing front and rear doors 68
Removing the front wing 70
Fuel tank removal 71
Windscreen removal, wipers, wiper motor and washer motor 73
Dealing with rust 75
5 Painting and Filling
Abrasives guide 78
Aerosol paint spraying 79
Putting on paint 80
Using filler 81
6 Under the Bonnet
Removing the engine and gearbox 85
Engine stripdown and rebuild 89
Fuel--carburation and fuel injection 115
The cooling system 122
The exhaust system 136
7 Transmission
Automatic transmission specifications 140
Stripdown and rebuild of automatic gearbox and torque converter 141
Rear clutch drum 150
Front clutch rebuild 151
Manual transmission and clutch 155
Propeller shaft and universal joint 158
Rear hubs 162
8 Brakes, Suspension and Steering
Brake discs, callipers, pads and pistons 164
Front wheel bearings 166
Removing and replacing flexible hoses 168
Rigid brake lines 169
Master cylinder 170
Brake servo unit 171
Rear discs, pads and callipers, and handbrake 171
Bleeding the brakes 175
Front suspension 177
Rear suspension 181
Steering 185
9 Wheels and Tyres
Buying wheels 189
Refurbishing alloy wheels 191
Original tyre specifications 193
10 The Interior
Door trim panels 197
Carpets 199
Seats 199
Cleaning and treating leather trim 201
Seat diaphragm 202
Wooden trim 203
Stain removal guide 203
Seat belts 205
11 Security
Thatcham 206
Sold secure 206
Getting physical 207
Electronics 209
Wheels and tyres 210
Appendix Jaguar specialists, clubs and magazines 212
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