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by DrSebWilkes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: Trip Computer Failure
Replies: 28
Views: 6234

Re: Trip Computer Failure

Mine is currently entirely dismantled but I'm not entirely sure what I do next.

If I give up, which might be feasible, then I'll just the clock. Clocks are pretty cool anyway!!!
by DrSebWilkes
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: XJSFuel System
Topic: What is inside a Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: What is inside a Fuel Filter?

I'd rate a drill-powered pump on petrol very dangerous. The ones I've seen are made of plastic, and probably dissolve in petrol; a spray of petrol from a leaking gland plus sparks from the drill's brushes makes for a rapid trip to hospital. I'd say either take it to a garage with the proper equipme...
by DrSebWilkes
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: XJSFuel System
Topic: What is inside a Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: What is inside a Fuel Filter?

... Oh right! Charming lol ... To be honest I was thinking perhaps removing the fuel tank one day and giving it a clean somehow but I'm not sure how. The 4.0 doesn't have a swirlpot but I believe the 3.6 shares one with the HE V12 I was thinking of trying something I must admit, even to just get ri...
by DrSebWilkes
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: XJSFuel System
Topic: What is inside a Fuel Filter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

What is inside a Fuel Filter?

Are you curious to find out? I know I was after changing it last weekend. Actually, is it just me or is it a TOTAL PHAFF? Seriously took me 4 hours to replace it; and it was the putting on that took the darn time! Anyway, I got my DT teacher to slice the 13 year old one in half to have a look at. Su...
by DrSebWilkes
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: LCD screen on trip computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: LCD screen on trip computer

Sorry am I missing something? I had about 15 mins last night before bed (ergo coming home today) and I tried to get the trip computer out ... I take it it's just a case of taking off the buttons to access securing screws? If so, then how do I take off the adjacent buttons because they seem really so...
by DrSebWilkes
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: Younger Members
Replies: 59
Views: 9792

Re: Younger Members

I must admit if tasked with trying to "sell Classic cars" to a younger audience I wouldn't quite know how to do it, and especially specifically a Jag. There are only a few younguns with classic cars (of any state!) and then divide them by the range available and that's also hard. And this is further...
by DrSebWilkes
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: LCD screen on trip computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: LCD screen on trip computer

Will do tomorrow, BUT I did find this right before bed: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLOCK-LCD-for-JAGUAR-XJ6-XJS-X300-DISPLAY-GLASS-RIBBON-CABLE-for-PIXEL-REPAIR/253373331735?hash=item3afe3a3917:g:098AAOSwzrxUtDR7 I'll email him if he thinks it would be compatible, but knowing how Jaguar were not sup...
by DrSebWilkes
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: XJS prices - what's the state?
Replies: 25
Views: 4103

Re: XJS prices - what's the state?

Well then this sounds like all the more reason to get my car back on the road! :D
by DrSebWilkes
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: LCD screen on trip computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: LCD screen on trip computer

Hi Seb - could be worth taking it apart to see if there's a dry solder joint but most likely you will need to replace the whole unit. Of course you could revert to the clock but you'd have to get the suitable veneer surround as well Oh no! Really? I like the computer actually - I remember seeing it...
by DrSebWilkes
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: XJS prices - what's the state?
Replies: 25
Views: 4103

Re: XJS prices - what's the state?

Oh I don't want to worry about insurance valuations quite just yet :P

It's interesting you say rough ones are getting cheaper - are you sure it's not that a done-up XJS is going down as well now which pushes those down?
by DrSebWilkes
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: XJS prices - what's the state?
Replies: 25
Views: 4103

XJS prices - what's the state?

As the title says really.

I can't tell - ignoring the top 10% of XJS models, I'm not entirely sure much has changed, but I don't feel it's gone down in price.

People's thoughts?
by DrSebWilkes
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: LCD screen on trip computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

LCD screen on trip computer

Hello everyone,

Just one of those things that is annoying me more than it ought to! Are these LCD screens replaceable or does the whole unit have to replaced?

Looks like one of the digits doesn't display properly, sadly :\
by DrSebWilkes
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: Just XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: Just XJS

Well looking back on it, I definitely was a bit OTT and actually I do apologise. There is a fine line between recounting an experience and creating a horror story and I overstepped the mark looking back on it, hence as I said, I am sorry. I hope we can set food anew, and I'll try to forget about all...
by DrSebWilkes
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: Just XJS
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: Just XJS

EDIT: While I won't deny I had my list of not-great experiences, the way I phrased them was a little extravagant and superfluous to requirement and so it's probably best I delete what I originally wrote.
by DrSebWilkes
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: SEB IS BACK! XJS woes may now begin.
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: SEB IS BACK! XJS woes may now begin.

Seb, I hope you are successful with your rust proofing efforts. My personal ten pence worth experience of using Kurust, and just about ever other rust proofing product on the market, is that the rust always seems to come back. This is usually a few months after one has primed and painted the area t...

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