Servicing a V12 in Bedfordshire

Servicing a V12 in Bedfordshire

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nickod

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374 posts

116 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Hi
I'm looking to buy a series 3, XJ40 or X300 v12, most likely a Japanese import. Does anyone know any good indy's or mechanics in Beds/Bucks? I called a Jaguar Specialist in Milton Keynes but they didn't want to service the V12. Any help much appreciated.

Simpo Two

72,238 posts

221 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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Chiltern Jaguar perhaps?

stickleback123

6,228 posts

145 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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The V12 requires no special servicing and aside from changing the front two plugs nothing about working on it is difficult, particularly routine servicing. A Jaguar "specialist" that won't touch them is actually a "changing brake pads on X Types" monkey, although sadly I've met a few who are scared of it. Shout out to Mistermatic in Swansea who didn't bat an eyelid at the possibility of taking the heads off the V12 in my XJRS other than to say sometimes they can be seized on but that's not the end of the world - that's a proper Jaguar specialist.

Are you able/willing/equipped to do work on them at home? They're not bad to work on at all (generally), although every job is time consuming because there is so much of it.

nickod

Original Poster:

374 posts

116 months

Tuesday 23rd June
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stickleback123 said:
The V12 requires no special servicing and aside from changing the front two plugs nothing about working on it is difficult, particularly routine servicing. A Jaguar "specialist" that won't touch them is actually a "changing brake pads on X Types" monkey, although sadly I've met a few who are scared of it. Shout out to Mistermatic in Swansea who didn't bat an eyelid at the possibility of taking the heads off the V12 in my XJRS other than to say sometimes they can be seized on but that's not the end of the world - that's a proper Jaguar specialist.

Are you able/willing/equipped to do work on them at home? They're not bad to work on at all (generally), although every job is time consuming because there is so much of it.
Thanks - I've read this a lot on the forums that it doesn't need a specialist to service it. I'm not especially adept at mechanics myself but I will look for a local non specialist mechanic rather than a Jaguar specialist. It was a respected specialist ( advertise in Jaguar World etc) who said they would not consider working on it.

V12 Migaloo

518 posts

102 months

Wednesday 24th June
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I'm having the same problem trying to get a "specialist" to commit in helping me swap over my V12 and fit a manual box... I'm starting to think the issue is "can't be arsed". Having real issues in even getting any response to initial enquiries... seems like Flykilla and myself will remove the old lump, then I'll sit and stare at it till someone come's along, I believe that will be during the winter when work slacks off.