Back to Index (1332 bytes) (1826 bytes)My 1973 Jaguar XJ12L series II


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It worked like a charm. Here we can see the offending article... and the cylinder head. Don't worry, I don't still have the beard !

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Ooooh, barf ! However.... no hole in any piston, no evidence of broken rings. What had happened ?

Only after I had the thing back together did I realise that what was wrong was that the crankcase breather had become choked & had pressurised the case forcing oil past the valve stems into the cylinders.

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Here's the head with cam in place.

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And without.

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Pretty rich running with some white deposits on the 6B cylinder exhaust valve. (1332 bytes) (1826 bytes)

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