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As suggested,here is a parts interchange thread for the Bloxham Era Cars,hopefully the Mods can make it a sticky so it can be found easier.

I suggest we don't discuss the parts here, just list the parts and car it fits. to keep it clean and simple.
Discussions of the parts should be in other threads.

1999-2003 DB7 Vantage (V12):-

Oil Filter
Ford Racing #FL 820

Sump (oil pan) Drain plug with sealing washer (2 needed)
Dorman Oil Tite
M12-1.75
#65378

Fuel Filter (two required)
Jaguar X308 (XJ8/XJR) also used by GM and Land Rover(cross reference to Jaguar pn)
Jaguar pn:NMD6091AC
Requires 2 o rings pn:CAC89682

Fuel Pump (two required)
Ford Motorcraft pn: MTCR1201
C/W strainer
Original Applications Lincoln, Mercury,Ford,Jaguar (available aftermarket also, cross ref for 1997 Ford Taurus)
 

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1999-2003 DB7 Vantage

Brake Discs Front
Jaguar XJR/XKR (with Brembo R Performance Option) 2002
Jaguar pn: C2N3427

Brake Discs Rear
Jaguar XJR/XKR (with Brembo R Performance Option) 2002
Jaguar pn:JLM21748

Brake Pads Front
Jaguar XJR/XKR (with Brembo R Peformance Option)2002
Jaguar pn: MXD 1550AB (Delphi or Mintex)

Brake Pads Rear
Jaguar XJR/XKR (with Brembo R Performance Option) 2002
Jaguar pn: MXD 2750AA (Delphi or Mintex)

Front Subframe rear "V" metalastic mount
Jaguar pn.C45666
Original applications 1968 to 199Jaguar XJ6/XJ12/XJS4

Front Subframe front bush (six shooter)
Jaguar pn:C30314
Original applications 1968 to 1994Jaguar XJ6/XJ12/XJS

Front Shock absorber upper mounting bush (4 required, 2 per side)
Jaguar pn: C30115
Original applications Jaguar XJ6/XJ12/XJS
 

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As suggested,here is a parts interchange thread for the Bloxham Era Cars,hopefully the Mods can make it a sticky so it can be found easier.

I suggest we don't discuss the parts here, just list the parts and car it fits. to keep it clean and simple.
Discussions of the parts should be in other threads.

1999-2003 DB7 Vantage (V12):-

Oil Filter
Ford Racing #FL 820

Sump (oil pan) Drain plug with sealing washer (2 needed)
Dorman Oil Tite
M12-1.75
#65378

Fuel Filter (two required)
Jaguar X308 (XJ8/XJR) also used by GM and Land Rover(cross reference to Jaguar pn)
Jaguar pn:NMD6091AC
Requires 2 o rings pn:CAC89682
So my car Wayne ( DB7 Vantage V12 ) has 2 sump plugs then to drain the engine oil????

Regards,:confused::eek::confused:
 

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Yes, 2 drain plugs one in the front of the sump and one in the back.

They hold a lot of oil, nearly 2 gallons.
 

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Yes, 2 drain plugs one in the front of the sump and one in the back.

They hold a lot of oil, nearly 2 gallons.
Not been under mine enough Wayne to notice this fact so cheers for that info.

This could explain as to why some others over on the " dark side " have overfilled their cars with oil after a change then if they have NOT removed both drain plugs and some of the old oil has been left in the sump still without them realising it hence too much on the dipstick afterwards.

Do these 2 drain plugs run in line and level with each other Wayne ?? or are they opposed up or downwards of each other which would mean 2 x differing sump pan levels maybe???

Regards, Brendan:confused:
 

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The sump (oil pan) on the V12 has a portion across the centre that is raised to clear the crossmember and steering rack, so each end has a drain plug that is on the same level.

All of the overfilling problems seemed to have come from filling to what the owners manual says the oil capacity is and that some cars were delivered with a dipstick that was a incorrect lenth.

I just initially put in about 6 litres in to mine after draining , then slowly add the rest (about 1 1/2 litres + or - )up to the full mark on the dipstick by slowly pouring in half a litre at a time and looking at the dipstick regularly.

Takes a little time, but I find it works.
 

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The Rover Vitesse had a sump that shape,but
only needed one plug.This was because oil from
narrow part over cross member drained to front.
 

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The sump (oil pan) on the V12 has a portion across the centre that is raised to clear the crossmember and steering rack, so each end has a drain plug that is on the same level.

All of the overfilling problems seemed to have come from filling to what the owners manual says the oil capacity is and that some cars were delivered with a dipstick that was a incorrect lenth.

I just initially put in about 6 litres in to mine after draining , then slowly add the rest (about 1 1/2 litres + or - )up to the full mark on the dipstick by slowly pouring in half a litre at a time and looking at the dipstick regularly.

Takes a little time, but I find it works.
Cheers Wayne for that valued info. Think I will do the same too and run her up to prime the new oil filter also before adding the final lot. I will also be adding " Slick 50 " again so will allow for 1 litre to accommodate this. Been using the " slick 50 " for 25 years now on all my cars and its really great stuff.

My mate in F1 race team swears by it and asl the K&N airfilters which I use too all the time albeit in the DB7 Vantage they are made by J1.

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I always prime the oil filters on my cars, it makes a mess but the oil pressure comes up quickly, so I would trade off some oiliness in the engine compartment for a sound engine.

I fitted some universal conical K&N style filters to my car that were made by a company called Ractive.

They were not a direct fit (I had to enlarge the inlet collars from 3" to 3 1/4 ") and squeeze them in to make them fit which is why I didn't list them in the DB7 Parts interchange list.

I noticed one company is selling some cotton gauze filters for the DB7 Vantage made by a French company, JR Filters, there is also a K&N filter made for a four wheeler that can be made to fit with minor mods.

I tried using Slick 50 on one of my cars years ago and found out it wouldn't fix a spun rod bearing (hardly a good test), never used it since :lol:
 

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I always prime the oil filters on my cars, it makes a mess but the oil pressure comes up quickly, so I would trade off some oiliness in the engine compartment for a sound engine.

I fitted some universal conical K&N style filters to my car that were made by a company called Ractive.

They were not a direct fit (I had to enlarge the inlet collars from 3" to 3 1/4 ") and squeeze them in to make them fit which is why I didn't list them in the DB7 Parts interchange list.

I noticed one company is selling some cotton gauze filters for the DB7 Vantage made by a French company, JR Filters, there is also a K&N filter made for a four wheeler that can be made to fit with minor mods.

I tried using Slick 50 on one of my cars years ago and found out it wouldn't fix a spun rod bearing (hardly a good test), never used it since :lol:
Yeah it would make a hell of a mess on the Vantage oil filter seeing as its the wrong way up!!!!! Damn & blast!!!!:D
 

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DB7/DB7 Vantage/Vanquish Sports Steering Wheel

The Optional /OEM Sports Steering Wheels fitted mostly to the DB7 Vantage/Vanquish were made by the Atiwe-Raid Company in Germany, who also made steering wheels for Porsche, Arden and Overfinch.

http://www.atiwe-rdi.com/englisch2/03_airbagsysteme_i_aston1.htm

They still offer a customisation service for these steering wheels via their website for those who don't want to go through a AM Dealer or Works Service (expensive).

Unknown ATM whether they are willing to supply parts separately (horn buttons, automatic shift buttons , airbag etc), but be worth a try.

I obtained my Sports steering wheel via Miller Motorcars in the USA who were selling them off cheap as they were old stock, so some still turn up from time to time on Ebay.
 

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DB7/DB7 Vantage/Vanquish Sports Steering Wheel

The Optional /OEM Sports Steering Wheels fitted mostly to the DB7 Vantage/Vanquish were made by the Atiwe-Raid Company in Germany, who also made steering wheels for Porsche, Arden and Overfinch.

http://www.atiwe-rdi.com/englisch2/03_airbagsysteme_i_aston1.htm

They still offer a customisation service for these steering wheels via their website for those who don't want to go through a AM Dealer or Works Service (expensive).

Unknown ATM whether they are willing to supply parts separately (horn buttons, automatic shift buttons , airbag etc), but be worth a try.

I obtained my Sports steering wheel via Miller Motorcars in the USA who were selling them off cheap as they were old stock, so some still turn up from time to time on Ebay.
I have a MINT condition Touch Tronic complete steering wheel in Black with as new airbag if anyone needs one.

Dead easy job to change by the way.:)

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Brendan, why don't you list all of the parts you want to sell on here with prices?

As its not the AMOC, I don't think your post will end up being deleted.

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Brendan, why don't you list all of the parts you want to sell on here with prices?

As its not the AMOC, I don't think your post will end up being deleted.

Wayne
Will do Wayne and I have it all on ebay also currently. have sold some already albeit slow but its all cheaper than anyone elses parts and they have all come off my own low miles car and have NOWT wrong with any of it.

Only changed because of my FOR BRAND NEW upgrades to make the car near Concours.

its all a bargain for those on a budget.:)
 

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Been looking at the ATE manufactured anti-lock brake setup on my car (2000 DB7 Vantage)which looks identical to the same unit in both my 2002 Jaguar XJR and 2003 Toyota Tundra.

I believe the AM supplied unit can suffer from the same fault the Jag one does, it goes straight into trac /abs fail mode when the car is started.

Caused by dry solder joints on the circuit board, which can be inexpensively repaired by removing the module from the unit (without disturbing the ABS unit itself) drilling two holes in the casing in the location of the joints and re soldering /putting a couple of rustproofing plugs in the holes and re attaching the module.

I wouldn't recommend swapping modules from other models fitted with this ATE unit, obviously each is uniquely calibrated for the car its designed to be used on.

Did the solder job on the XJR a few months ago and its still working fine, so don't see why it wouldn't work on the Aston.
 
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