Author: Kriss Motors

Ventilator knob

The XJ6 thankfully retains the classic triangular front ventilator windows inherited from the Mark II and earlier saloons. The early 1960-style windows were opened by simply undoing the latch and pushing or pulling them...

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Bonnet fitment

See also post about moving the hood release lever to the left side. Unlike most sedans, the Jaguar XJ6 front bonnet opens from the back (near the front windscreen) and pivots up towards the...

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Dakota Digital HDX

Overview The Dakota Digital HDX electronic gauge encompasses virtually all vehicle information into a single display. The system links to the LS3 ECU via CAN bus using a BIM-02-01 interface module. The unit is...

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Cabin air quality

Cars today use HEPA filtration integrated into the HVAC system to remove dust, pollen, and other contaminants from highway air. The typical method of cleaning air is to place a cabin air filter between...

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Dash evolution

Design iteration Constructing a completely new dash is an iterative process that evolves as components must be fit into the available space and various dependencies become apparent while assembly progresses. See the dash makeover...

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Front springs

Overview The front springs in the XJ6 are housed in a “tower” that is sandwiched between the upper and lower control arms. The top of the spring is fixed within the top of the...

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XJ6 reference vehicle

Since its introduction over fifty years ago, the Jaguar XJ6 sedan fleet has not survived nearly as well as E-type and earlier XK series sports cars. We are fortunate when we find a very...

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Can’t do CAN Bus

For the several months we have struggled to diagnose a vexing CAN Bus problem. Recall that the CAN Bus is a 5-volt communication network that is electrically isolated from the standard 12-volt operational circuits....

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Intelligent wiring

About CAN bus In 1986, Robert Bosch GmbH, the German engineering and electronics company with a long time focus on the automotive industry, introduced a CAN bus protocol that launched the “smart car” era...

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