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05.06.2008 at 14:16:02
 
Hello,

This is my first post having just become the proud owner of a 1993 Daimler 4.0 litre Sovereign/XJ6 Automatic (Moroccan Red in colour)

Firs things that need tackling are items of rust, not bad but need tackling.

I am looking for the chromed centre section of trim for the rear bumper. This is letting the whole car down at present and wonder if anyone can point me to where I might source one.


Another item of interest: three years ago, the history shows, the AC was 'vacuumed' out out and re-filled. For the past year the car was off the road and now there's no trace of A/C.  Is this what one would expect anyway (there's a note in the manual about periodically running the AC to keep it working) or must one suspect a more serious fault/leak? Any views tipd appreciated. The last time I had a Jaguar was a lovely beige colour MK IX back in about 1969 I think!  (My brother had an XK140)

Oh yes, experience re mpg with the XJ6 would be very interesting, my local Jagua specialist says 24mpg without much trouble. I am a 'sympathetic' driver and cars 'go well' for me.

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Reply #1 - 05.06.2008 at 15:13:31
 
Hi there, welcome to the forum, this piece of chrome trim must be one of the most expensive and sought after on the car . You can of course buy one new from jdht direct or better still order through a dealer, join up jaguar allegiance scheme [ no cost] and get 10% discount, but it's still around £300  Shocked more likely though will be to scour Ebay and pick up a secondhand bumper, currently fetching around 80quid plus delivery or pickup yourself, i am currently negotiating to buy one myself this way. How about putting some more info on your profile, maybe a piccy even Wink..Derek.
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Reply #2 - 05.06.2008 at 17:45:29
 
Thank you Derek, phew £300!  The only pictures I have that I can post at present are the ones from the ad, they major on the interior an the one of the exterior is not representative (it's a tricky colour to capture, very dark red, almost the colour of a copper beech tree leaf.  When my daughter comes home I'll get some downloadable ones.  As all the chrome is intact I may try removing the strip and treating/filling from underneath as a holding measure, tricky but now I have some serious motivation!

I will explore the other routes actually there's a beaten up Daimler Sovereign near here belonging to some waterway contractor, but his bit of trim is in great shape, so that's encouraging.

I'll post success when achieved.
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Reply #3 - 05.06.2008 at 21:30:11
 
Might be worth posting our questions on the xj40 section for more tech feed back
I get around 21 to the gallon mixed country lanes. 18mpg in town and 22 to 26 on a motorway ( 70+ hmm) 26 is fairly easy to achieve in a 4.0 at 65 mph I am told .
I would be interested in the aircon info as mine needs sorting too.
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When i bought my one owner car 4 yrs ago, it had just had a new bumper fitted for £700!
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Reply #4 - 05.06.2008 at 21:49:13
 
Encouraging about the mpg. Certainly on my first trip (200 miles  largely motorway but including a hold up on the M25) I was pleasantly surprised at how slowly the fuel guage moved down but I wasn't sure about the trip computer operation at that point, so just an impression. I treated the accelerator very gingerly and 'assisted' top gear changes by easing off slightly at appropriate revs.  Need to learn to slow down earlier though!

I suppose the real answer to the A/C is to go and have it checked.  (about £80 it seems)?

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Reply #5 - 06.06.2008 at 19:11:43
 
As yortonheath suggests, this thread is better suited to the XJ40 bulletin so I'm arranging to move it. It will be of interest to other owners I feel. Cheers, Archie.
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Reply #6 - 17.09.2008 at 14:09:39
 
Hello what does this bit look like that your after? im curently sorting out my late grandfathers garage, he owned a Daimler and i wonder if we have one

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Reply #7 - 17.09.2008 at 14:17:16
 
Basically it's a chromed strip that fits right across the rear bumper about 4' 6" long, curved all the way with a bit of extra cirve at the ends. About 4" wide with the outside curve edge radiused down. There'll be some studs on the under side. Alternatively maybe the entire rear bumper?

Thanks for thinking of me!

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Reply #8 - 17.09.2008 at 14:21:15
 
Ok I will have another look when I go back.. have found a grill, wheel rim edges, a dipstick, overiders, but not seen a bumper.... yet!

have listed the bits so far on ebay, but if theres this, or a bumper its yours!
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Reply #9 - 17.09.2008 at 14:30:11
 
Many thanks I'll watch out for your posting!
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Reply #10 - 17.09.2008 at 16:57:36
 
I have never seen this done on a bumper but it works OK on motorcycle tanks.

Grind and fill or braze up your bumper as necessary until it is smooth. Paint on a thin layer of glass fibre resin and allow to harden. Wet and dry smooth. Paint on another layer of glass fibre resin and then stretch some chrome coloured plastic foil over it Pull it round the edges and tape the edges with duct tape until resin is dry. Trim off when dry and spay with several coats of clear lacquer.

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Reply #11 - 17.09.2008 at 20:48:41
 
Failing a replacement that is a technique that appeals - where do you source the chrome coloured  plastic foil though? Car signage guys perhaps (they do chrome lettering).
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Reply #12 - 18.09.2008 at 10:53:11
 
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The only pictures I have that I can post at present are the ones from the ad, they major on the interior an the one of the exterior is not representative (it's a tricky colour to capture, very dark red, almost the colour of a copper beech tree leaf.


Sounds like the same colour as Miguel's X300. See his pics here - and if you can get a finish anywhere near as good you'll be doing extremely well.  Grin Grin Wink

http://www.kelsey-forums.co.uk/cgi-bin/jwm/YaBB.pl?num=1220985603/11#11
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Reply #13 - 18.09.2008 at 12:19:07
 
I don't know where you get the chrome plastic foil. The man who used to work with me and restored the motorcycle tanks got it off a packaging products supplier who supplied polythene sheet, clingfilm and that sort of stuff. You could try web searech for UCB films or BASF and see if they have a retail supplier. Also try insulation supplies and manufactuers (Kingspan or Quinn)
If I see the man (he pops in a few times a year) I will ask him where he got it.
Some of the car customising suppliers must have something like it as I've seen a fair bit on custom cars.

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Reply #14 - 19.09.2008 at 18:01:46
 
500JJW wrote on 18.09.2008 at 10:53:11:
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The only pictures I have that I can post at present are the ones from the ad, they major on the interior an the one of the exterior is not representative (it's a tricky colour to capture, very dark red, almost the colour of a copper beech tree leaf.


Sounds like the same colour as Miguel's X300. See his pics here - and if you can get a finish anywhere near as good you'll be doing extremely well.  Grin Grin Wink

http://www.kelsey-forums.co.uk/cgi-bin/jwm/YaBB.pl?num=1220985603/11#11


That's the colour but Miguel's car puts mine in the shade both on gloss and lights arrangement, I'm afraid I have the rather boring rectangular ones - what lovely pictures though, a real inspiration, I will just have to content myself with sending people to that link and saying, that's the same colour as my car (and just gloss over the difference on gleam)!!  That I should sink so low, oh dear....

Mind you I do have picnic tables and with glowy lights for the back seat passengers!

What does the chap do to get a finish like that? Does he say?

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