Note that the link below will
download the file from the jag-lovers
server in Norway.
Experience in a Book: Help for
XJ-S Owner (XJS_help.pdf) is a PDF document
useful information for the maintenance, upkeep, and modification of the
Jaguar XJ-S. The current edition is 4.7 MB.
Since it is a PDF file your browser may just try to open it online; if
you're on a dial-up, it'll take about 45 minutes for that page to
load! It is recommended that you
right-click on this link and select "Save Link Target As..", especially
if you're working with a slow internet connection.
You may print it out if you wish, but it is over 700
pages and will use up a lot of ink and paper. What many owners do
is peruse it on their computer where they can perform keyword searches
and click on cross-references and links to web sites. When it's
to get greasy they'll print out the few pages they need and carry them
the garage. If they get smudged, just throw them away and reprint.
To view a PDF file, you'll need Adobe Acrobat.
The current edition of the book is dated May 21, 2009. The date is on the cover page.
There is a listing of the revisions incorporated into this document beginning in February of 2009. There is also a listing of the revisions from January 1, 2000 through May 19, 2006. There is also a text file listing the revisions incorporated in the 1900's.
Since the jag-lovers www site provides me plenty of hard
established a collection of pictures
that illustrate some of the parts and modifications mentioned in the
book. These photos are not included in the book itself;
the book contains illustrations and diagrams but no photographs because
they use too much ink to print.
Sean Straw has set up a site with some sounds that Jaguars make . This isn't just to sound pretty; these are sounds the engines make when there's something wrong. Very useful for diagnosis.
I also offer some guidelines on proper Jaguar etiquette to maximize the Jaguar experience.
There are other valuable Jaguar resources on the Web, but rather than provide a comprehensive collection of links I will merely point you to the jag-lovers page -- it provides all the links you might need.
If you have questions about your car, I recommend you join the xj-s and v12-engine online discussion lists and post your questions there. You can join from the the jag-lovers page . From that site you can also browse or search the archives of those lists to see if your problem has already been discussed, and you can do that without joining the lists.
If you would like to contribute your experiences to the
share them on the xj-s and v12-engine discussion lists -- I often use
messages sent to these lists to update the book.
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