What donor vehicles can be used?
Any XJ6 model from 1968
to 1986, the XJS from 1975 to 1991. The pedal box on the XJ6 is the only
difference although this can be modified. The post-1986 XJ40 model can
also be used with a specific chassis to suit the AJ6 engine.
What do I need to look for on a donor
An honest car with low mileage. If it is running make
sure the engine has good oil pressure, although you cannot always assume it
is correct as silting in the oil galleries can give false readings. Check
that the engine is not smoking and that there is no whining from the back
axle. Check that the donor has a good useable interior, with decent leather
seats and no cracks in the wooden dashboard.
told to look out for low oil pressure on the donor vehicle engines. Is this
See above. Before
taking an engine apart check that the oil pressure sensor and gauge are
working correctly. If in doubt, fit a mechanical gauge to test the engine.
Do all Jaguar engines run on unleaded
Yes, they all run on
unleaded- a letter of explanation is included in each build manual by
Autotune. This has been written by Jaguar Cars plc. Some owners have converted them to run on