Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Republic of TEXAS
XJ manual trannys have a lower tow rating than autos and I would think there would be some off-roading scenarios in which a manual tranny would be next to impossible (rock crawling). A well tuned XJ with a cooling system in top notch condition can handle just about any driving condition and then some. A big 'ol auxiliary (secondary) tranny cooler never hurt either, especially in extreme driving conditions.
Go to just about any old(er) car/vehicle forum and this time of year most likely the #1 thread subject is overheating and the #1 reason for overheating is something failed due to owner neglect.
Man Law - hoods should be raised at least once a week.....have a look see.