How the Jaguar XJ220 Was Saved by Science
Something as simple as transmission lubricant was in danger of causing an end to the Jagaur XJ220, but the car was saved thanks to some clever scientists. They came up with a way to duplicate the original lubricant using new methods so that the car can keep running. In 1991, there wasn't anything on the market that could handle the extreme pressures required by the crown wheel and pinion to operate. JaguarSport ordered a special one-off batch of a special lubricant and by 2008 that stock was running precipitously low. The problem was, the original supplier could no longer supply the stuff. RELATED: Watch a Jaguar XJ220 Get Down and Dirty on the Farm
Jaguar XJ220 specialist Don Law turned to the experts at Morris Lubricants. Law bought the XJ220 business from Jaguar and supplies parts and oil to owners around the world, so it was essential for his business that a solution be found. The scientists came through with a new version of the lubricant using the original specs and have aptly named it Don Law XJ220 Specialised Transaxle Gear Oil.
According to Express and Star, big brains at Morris Lubricants used modern methods to come up with an alternative. It combines additive chemistry and base oil technology to get a product that's even better than the original. They also changed the color from blue to red to distinguish it from other lubricants. This new formulation should keep XJ220s the world over on the road for many years.
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