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  1. Thanks. I will try to find if there is anything similar.
  2. My car is a 1989 X180 2.2 NA. I needed to replace my oil pressure sender but found out from a few suppliers that it is currently out of stock, and they do not know when it will become available again. Lotus p/n is B082N6062F https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/B082N6062F.htm Are there any other suitable replacement? I know the original is a VDO unit, but I do not have the VDO p/n. saw one in this thread, but i think it is not suitable for the newer Esprits.. Thanks
  3. Drove the car around for the last 2 days.. Everything seem to be working fine. The problem did not happen again.. Probably will have to wait for it to happen and check again.. I have now kept a multimeter in the car in case it happens again.. Thanks
  4. I think the binnacle splice is in series from the alternator.. I might be wrong though
  5. Yes, it is indeed weird. even the radio was dead .. MG Sheet 4.pdf MG Sheet 5.pdf
  6. but mine are carbs ... but will check the grounding .. it just feels like someone just pulled the connection from the battery .. completely dead.. i am guessing it is more electrical than anything else.. tks
  7. This morning on the way to work, while I was cruising, the car suddenly sputters and died... I managed to cruise a little and parked along the road side and tried to start the engine .. nothing happened.. don't hear the fuel pump, no cranking, dashboard lamps all off ... it is as though there is completely no power.. So i opened the engine bay and wiggled the contact posts on the battery, all seems well, and I tried to crank and the car started this time round ... It behave normally from then on and I managed to drive to my office without any other event I used to encounter the engine dying on me when it was at idle in 2019, but during those times I could still crank although it won't start, so i think it might be another problem ... Any idea what may have caused this to happen? Thanks
  8. I wonder what he means to "reek havoc to the spark and ignition system".. I assume he meant when the condensor is faulty.. I may just try to remove it and see if it makes a difference.. But i am more interested to know if it was faulty, and causing ignition issues, will simply removing it solve the problem... This is how the parts looks like, which is similar to ours
  9. I'm really not sure... It seems to work similarly to our ignition amplifier, and even looks the same.. That's why i was curious what the effect will be if i was to remove it
  10. I recently acquired a 1985 XJS V12, and was doing some reading about the car and browsing some forums.. The V12 also uses the Lucas system, and hence have a similar ignition amplifier I was reading about how to check the car when it doesn't start (just reading .. in case), and came across this paragraph regarding the condensor.. "Whilst inside that Amp, look in one corner, and you will see a Condensor, a small round tin can looking item, held in place with a small Phillips screw, and a single wire coming out of one end. Remove that screw, unplug the wire from the Module, throw the condensor away. They were a “noise suppressor” and they regularly leak to earth, and since they are connected to a +ve terminal of the Module, do reek havoc with the spark and Ignition system in general. There will be NO new noises in the car due to this item being gone." i had some issue previously with my Esprit's ignition amplifier, and had replaced the amp and the condensor. But never have I come across anything like the above statement .. this was from someone who previously worked in jaguar australia, and had only owned jaguars since 1968, so i think he knows what he is talking about.. so.. anyone knows if the statement holds any truth? and has anyone removed their condensor from the ignition amplifier?
  11. Anyone can advise? I have replaced the wiper control module (Mine does not use the relay like the later models), but the slow wiper position still does not work. The fast position works fine. And I read that sometimes the park position sensor needs cleaning the contacts so it will park properly again. Can I know if the park position sensor in on the motor under the dash? Thank you.
  12. My wiper is working again, although I am not sure how long it wil hold.. I applied some JB weld to the spindle to increase the circumference, then use a dremel to create some splines... and used a carbide tipped bit to also create some splines on the hole on the arm.. the finished product is ugly like sh*t, but hey.. it seems to work. let's see how many rain falls before it goes bonkers again.. thanks all for the advice wiper.mp4
  13. Honestly I am not sure too .. maybe i will try to see if i can create the splines on the existing spindle, but not sure if the hole on the arm is too big ..
  14. I reckon so .. especially after googling on how it can be done .. 😅 Thanks for your offer, however I am located in Singapore.. a bit far from where you are .. I have bought JB Weld to make the conical area on the spline into a cylindrical shape, and to also make hole on the arm round again, and then to make new splines on both area.. was thinking how to create the new splines, and your suggestion of using a dremel is point on .. hopefully I will be able to go about doing it this week I was initially thinking to drill a hole through the arm and the spindle, so i could insert a small metal piece to hold them.. but am worried about the windshield.. will try the JB weld method first.. Thanks An idea i initially had was to use a helicoil on the spindle and arm, but the biggest i have was not big enough to go over the spindle, although it was big enough to go into the hole on the arm .. anyway, will see how it goes with the JB weld idea ..thanks for al the suggestions and advise
  15. Thanks! That's what i was afraid of. i will replace the linkage later down the road then, as I am planning to refabricate the harness under the dash, and will have to remove the dash then... will try to figure out how to secure it for the time being... i have also bought some rain-x kind of water repellant wax to apply on the windscreen, will need to drive above 25mph when it rains..
  16. Yesterday my wiper stopped working. I turned it on it moved all the way to the end and stopped moving. I realised the spindle was moving but not the wiper. So i removed the wiper arm and saw this in the photos attached .. I am not sure how it should be, so was wondering if it is busted? It looks to be shaved, as it is shiny and all? Was there supposed to be any grooves so the arm can catch on to? I have also attached photos of the inlet at the wiper arm. Was it supposed to have some grooves too? Thanks
  17. Thank you very much Travis! I will send to the 3D printer.
  18. Hi, I know it has been a few years, but do you happen to still have the dimensions for the ball joint? My broke and i would like to ask my friend to 3D print a set if possible. Thank you.
  19. I didn't realise that, will need to compare them again. Have not really got the chance to drive the car properly yet, as it was raining when I picked it up. But with a more proper set up I am sure there wil be much difference. Thanks!
  20. On closer look, we realised how to identify the difference... These were bought from SJ In the first diagram, the 2 circled are different. One is raised and the other is flat. Another telltale in the office second photo one has a raised part and the other is flat.
  21. I used rubber grease to make the job easier .. the seal just slides along the groove and is easier to adjust the slack
  22. Just an update on the castor... As advised by the folks here, we swopped the top wishbone arms on the passenger side and voila.. we can now adjust the castor to 3° each side.. however, after some discussion with the shop, we decided to follow the original specs for the X180 and has set both sides to about 1°15' instead. Thank you all for the kind advises. Cheers!
  23. Thanks, i have bought many pieces from SJ as I was not sure how many i needed. I reckon i can use what i have to do 2.5 cars... Hahha
  24. I have informed the workshop what I have learned here and he is willing to try again. Will be going to the shop next Tuesday. Hopefully it can be finally settled! Thank you!
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