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Hi all , Tony here in Mevagissey Cornwall , I have been underneath my 1998 xk8 today and the engine earth strap looks like it's had its day .lots of green corrosion on the braid . Can I just remove it and replace or do I have to disconnect the battery ? Could I bolt on a new one close by then remove the old one.

your help would be appreciated .Tony

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As long as you leave the ignition off it should be ok

Sometimes they go from the battery to the body and then to the engine, all in one piece, if so you might have to disconnect it any way

but if its just body to engine, earth strap it will be fine, just don't attempt to start it



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