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Jaguar S-Type Restoration [49] Reassembling an AJ-V8 Engine Block [2020-09-26]

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A car rebuild series on my 2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2 V8 Sport. On day 49, I´m revealing both good and bad news on the replacement engine which leads me to bolt one of the Aj-V8 engine blocks back together.

Every day I´m working on this restoration is summarized in a separate video. To stay in the loop consider subscribing:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDL-kTaUfYQx9kq6qfnFSA?sub_confirmation=1

More content on my Jaguar S-Type Restoration Project:
How it all started - https://youtu.be/ChMr6PucedM
The whole playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpGOsXYW3_KrfpoWOPMjFhUzNwxXovxVk

Time Stamps
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00:00 Welcome!
00:49 Update on the Replacement Engine
03:18 Preparing the AJ-V8 Block for Reassembly
05:00 Bolting the two Halves back together
15:13 Please Subscribe & Ring the Bell!

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About this Car Project
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I purchased my 2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2 V8 Sport used at around 50k miles, put another 100k miles on it, and it always served me well.
In 2013 some expensive repairs had been necessary to get my car through the annual inspection mandatory here in Austria. I decided against investing money and instead went for another car (my 2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class). Nevertheless, I kept the Jaguar and promised myself that some day I would start a full rebuild to bring it back to life again.
That day was August 31, 2019. After my S-Type had been abandoned more than 6 years, I rented a garage and ever since try to work at least once a week on this restoration project.
The disassembly/ rebuild is done by myself without any professional support. To sort of proof that a "paper pusher" (as I am) can achieve this alone, I decided against just uploading a compilation of the most exciting moments or interim results, but instead try to get the whole process on camera in real time, although using time lapse to keep it more or less endurable for you, my audience.
Once the project is accomplished (I sincerely hope, it will be one day...), this video series may serve as a kind of step by step tutorial on rebuilding a Jaguar S-Type on your own.

Disclaimer
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My content ist for entertainment only an doesn´t pursue educational purposes. Servicing a car yourself can result in loss of rights, injury or even death and therefore is reserved for licensed workshops. As I am not such a professional, any responsibility or liability is excluded.

#jaguar #diycar #autodidact
Category
Restoration Projects

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