I don’t know why, but I’ve been seriously putting off working on the S-Type R. I pulled it into the garage some time last year (March 2020) and have just been letting it sit...
Well no more! Today is the day! (Probably) We had a cold snap that we are just now recovering from, so with evening temps in the low 60s and the mosquitoes not quite in full force yet, I feel like now is the time.
The Jag has two glaring problems: the upper radiator
hose balloon and the half flayed serpentine belt. As such, primary objectives are:
- All cooling hoses I can get my hands on*
- Main water pump
- Serpentine belt
- Supercharger belt
- Serpentine belt tensioner
- Brakes, all (front, rear, parking)
*Hoses on this car are both numerous and seemingly difficult to get a hold of both literally and figuratively. I bought what I can and will address any dangerous looking ones when I see them.
The rest of this is “while I am in there” stuff that I want to do. None of it is screaming out to be done, but all of it would be good to get the most out of this car.
- Change supercharger oil
- Idler pulley (shit I forgot to buy one... I think)
- Fix EGR
- Supercharger water pump
- Air filter
- Cabin air filter
- Spark plugs
- Performance intake
- Brake fluid flush
- Horn replacement
- Lug nut replacement
A couple of those are “no brainers” as I’ll have access or have to remove the parts anyway when I’m doing the cooling and belts. Some stuff like the ERG, cabin filter, and plugs may be put off until another day. I want this thing to wake up from its slumber an absolute monster, but also it isn’t going to be 100% until I do the rear struts so... heh.
I am ready to drive the wheels off it, so... LETS GET TO WORK!
Double bonus pic: Dog B being very confused as to why I moved HIS chair outside. (I was shampooing the rugs)