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Used Jaguar Brake Compensator Valves
All used Jaguar Brake Compensator Valves listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Jaguar are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Brake Compensator Valves
The brake compensator valve is normally incorporated in vehicles which have front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Depending on make and model they are usually located adjacent to the brake slave cylinders. On older cars they can be under the car ,mounted in the brake line system that runs between the front and rear brakes.
The Jaguar brake compensator valve, also known as a proportioning valve, is a small cylinder valve that's incorporated into the hydraulic fluid line of the braking system. The function is to prevent wheel rear locking under heavy,or emergency braking. In the event of heavy braking a piston inside the cylinder moves forwards and partially restricts the flow and pressure to the rear drum brakes and prevents wheel lock.
Indications that there's a fault in the Jaguar brake compensator valve can be that the rear wheels lock and skid under heavy braking while the front wheels are still revolving. Problems with the valve are often due to a seized piston through corrosion or broken seals.
- When they first launched in 1922, Jaguar was called the Swallow Sidecar Company. They changed the name in 1945 because of the unfortunate use of the letters 'SS' by Germany in the war.
- The Jaguar XJ has that luxurious leather interior, but did you know that all of that leather comes very specifically from Scottish Angus Bulls? Bulls don't get stretch marks, and they don't get bitten much by mosquitoes either. Belly and neck skin becomes the dash and door finish, while the backbone and the rump are used for the seats.
- Talk about testing your car! Jaguars are put through a very rigorous climate test, where they are first tested in -40 degrees for twelve hours. Once that's done, the cars are then sprayed with water while standing in a 0-degree wind tunnel. That's why they cope so well with British weather.
- Jaguar was bought out by Ford in 1990, but they didn't really capitalise on the investment. Eventually, Ford sold Jaguar to the current owners, the Indian company Tata Motors.
- The 2014 Superbowl advert for Jaguar featured Brit actors Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, with a terrified Tom Hiddlestone hanging out of a helicopter as it flew across London. Not many people know that the driver used for this advert was The Stig (Ben Collins).