Jaguar XKE Type Workshop
Workshop Manuals and How Tos
Even if you are an experienced mechanic, it's still helpful to have a technical
workshop manual to refer to once in a while. In addition to workshop manuals,
there are also helpful blogs and websites that share
their experiences and expertise working on Jaguar E-Types. Below is a
description of the two workshop manuals I have used. You can also supplement
these with information on the web. I will also be adding articles
from time to time.
Bentley's The Complete Official Jaguar "E"
Bentley's workshop manual applies to the 3.8 liter and 4.2 liter Jaguar E Types
which span from 1961 to 1971. Although it also pertains to the Series 2,
information for these later year 4.2 liter models are added as almost an
addendum. It's still helpful however. This manual contains enough
specifications and technical details to get the job done. However, the English
is not quite what we're used to in the United States.
Hayne's Jaguar E Type
Owners Workshop Manual
Hayne's workshop manual looks to draw off the Bentley workshop manual. It's a
lighter version than the Bentley manual. Unfortunately, it omits certain
procedures and information that it does not feel the reader should attempt as
if certain things were beyond their mechanical skill level. Fortunately,
Bentley's manual is much more thorough and helpful if you need to attack these