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Howard M. Fitzcharles III


Jaguar from the XK 120 to XJ-6 ser. 3 1987

Experience in the area

Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.


Associate member SAE EAA member


Import Car magazine


ASE Master Auto with L-1 certification up to 2000

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Recent Answers from Howard M. Fitzcharles III

2016-10-21 door seal 77 xj6:

Hi David,    I don't remember ever replacing a door seal on the older Jag sedans. But I believe it just fits into a metal grove with the lips of the grove turned inward a little to grip the seal. If you

2016-10-15 1977 xj6:

Hi David,    Yes, that is possible, we noted it in the dealership as wind noise. The rubber compresses and don't seal. We use to put a strip of paper in the door and close it on the paper strip and we

2016-10-09 differential oil:

Hi David,    Your XJ-6 did not come with a limited slip differential but the problem is that back then a buyer could order one as an option. Most didn't because the XJ-6 was not the kind of car to be used

2016-10-07 Jaguar XJS temperature gauge:

Hi charlie,    You are checking the wrong temp sensor. The one you are fooling with is the ECU temp sensor which has two wire connector. The gauge temp sensor is a one wire sensor and the wire is Green

2016-10-05 previous question:

Moss calls them "Half moon cam cover seals" It is difficult to get the cam covers not to leak as the chrome acorn nuts can't be tightened very tight without damaging the cam covers.    I usually use silicone


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