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Mechanic needed Laois or close by

  • 19-02-2017 10:43am
    Registered Users Posts: 3

    Hi. I would like to find someone who is good with Classics. I have had my series 2 xj6 with a few guys but they dont seem to really understand the SU Carbs, auto choke etc and car runs poorly. Trying to find someone who knows their stuff. Help.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 ✭✭✭Kevin_Herron

    The AED unit on series 2 XJ6 can be troublesome.
    I would advise buying a new replacement. They are expensive but worth it in the long run.

    I also haven't had great experience with the manual choke conversion kits.

  • Registered Users Posts: 813 ✭✭✭Kevin_Herron

    Sorry I meant to add;
    They are simple to fit so your local mechanic should have no difficulty in doing that much.

  • Registered Users Posts: 813 ✭✭✭Kevin_Herron

    With regards to the carburettors, alot of the series 2's were fitted with the 'flat bottom' HIF7 S.U that were nowhere near as reliable as the earlier HD8 fitted to the series 1's etc.
    In my opinion they get to a stage of wear where they are going to be untunable and should be replaced with new units.

    Again, expensive but well worth it in the long run.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 PHenry13

    Thanks Kevin. Mighty stuff, I will look into the AED. Still would love to find someone who could work on it. Just know it would be a great car if I can find someone who knows them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,021 ✭✭✭Silvera

    Are you a member of the Irish Jaguar Club?

    I'm sure they could point you in the right direction - either to a specialist or to a member who has experience of fixing those carbs (perhaps living close to you). Clubs can be a treasure-trove of information. I'm a member of a few Opel-based clubs and have gleaned loads of information from members - often by just posting a question on their forums.

    Some people can be reluctant to pay out the annual club membership fees, often failing to realise how much they can save by getting good advice (and often cheap parts) from other members.

    I also recall a guy advertising as a 'jaguar specialist' on Donedeal now-and-again, but iirc he was Dublin-based.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3 PHenry13

    May need to join the clubs for sure. Good advice. Love to find someone close by.