Tony In Mevagissey

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  1. which is the best manual for 1998 XK8 with AJ26 engine. I am about to change my tensioners and need all the help I can get . thanks Tony
  2. Hi everyone, recently bought my XK8 1998 love the car ,slowly working my way through the niggles ,any advice on seat belt recoil problems , looked on you tube and most suggest washing the belt but mine don't look dirty. could the spring have gone weak in the unit ? What's it like to get out ? thanks Tony
  3. Thanks Joe , I thought it would be OK , it,s engine to chassis earth strap. Just not use to all the electronic gadgetry on cars these days ,you never know what might upset the control modules. Tony
  4. 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
  5. Hi everyone just joined the club , back in the seventies I owned a 3.8 E type roadster great fun but rotten as a pear which I swopped for a cortina ! ! £750.00. (What would that be worth today ?) Then went back to a 1965 S type. Then the children arrived and sensible cars came and went ,no more Jags, always said one day I,ll have another E type ,was not be , and now out of my reach . So now the children have fled and I,m a grandad I've got what I think is the next best thing a loverly XK8 ..1998 with 97000 on the clock only done 7000 in last 10 years . Looking forward to the summer . Collected it from Cardigan drove to Mevagissey yesterday put £60 petrol in did 280 miles not bad .
  6. New owner. Just bought myself an XK 8 1998, love it !