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by ng4xjs
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: XJSBrakes
Topic: Brake bleeding after caliper change?
Replies: 27
Views: 7386

Re: Brake bleeding after caliper change?

Thanks Paul I'll change the pads this weekend and probably should do the discs at the same time (but they are fair and not warped) so may leave it a while. It's not like its a 5 minute job on the XJS (by the time you have recovered and put back all the shims that inevitably come away with the calipe...
by ng4xjs
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: XJSBrakes
Topic: Brake bleeding after caliper change?
Replies: 27
Views: 7386

Re: Brake bleeding after caliper change?

Hi Paul

I was thinking. The front flexible brake hose is reinforced and not easy to clamp. Would connecting an "easy bleed" to an open nipple when pushing the pistons back into the caliper be a good way round this? I really don't want to run the risk of wrecking the valve block.

Nick
by ng4xjs
Thu May 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: XJSTransmission
Topic: Harsh Gear Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: Harsh Gear Changes

Hi Paul
I need to do something, that's for sure.and yes more fluid needs to come out. Have you ever gone down this route?

Cheers
Nick
by ng4xjs
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: XJSTransmission
Topic: ATF Smokescreen!
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: ATF Smokescreen!

Remember you need to get the fluid hot in the gearbox and to cycle all gears parked on a flat surface and then take the reading about five times to be sure. Easy to overfill otherwise and it will escape and smoke.

Nick
by ng4xjs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: XJSFor Sale or Wanted
Topic: Power steering pump cap
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Power steering pump cap

They have an anticlockwise thread so with the best will often difficult to put back
by ng4xjs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: X-TypeEngine
Topic: Cruise Not Available - Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Cruise Not Available - Loss of Power

I believe the "no cruise control" warning is the first on the list so that if anything presents this then gets flagged up.If it helps, I'm on my third X Type and any fault codes presented usually bear little resemblance to the fault in question. By way of example and a few years ago I experienced a ...
by ng4xjs
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: XJSBodywork
Topic: Facelift Door Mirror Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Facelift Door Mirror Fix

Hi Paul - I'm not happy to admit public ally to such a horrendous act of vandalism. I did it in a moment of panic, it worked and I will get around to a proper resolve when I retire this year. My greater concern at the moment is hardening seals in the gearbox presenting in a harsh first to second shi...
by ng4xjs
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: XJSBodywork
Topic: Facelift Door Mirror Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Facelift Door Mirror Fix

I'm not proud admitting this publicly but I squirted silicone sealant in there and this has worked perfectly over the last ten years. 5 minute fix. Obviously a significant bodge (I was late for the ferry) but has stood the test of time. Would I resort to such again in the future. Hopefully not as I'...
by ng4xjs
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: X-TypeCooling System
Topic: Pressurised coolant header tank.
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Pressurised coolant header tank.

Hi Alec I've a similar problem with my wife's 2005 2.5 Sport. I've plugged various leaks which I believe in sequence were caused by excessive pressure building up and the system merely finding the next weakest point. I think I can smell exhaust gasses in the coolant but will need to get that checked...
by ng4xjs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: Dash Cam Road Rage
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Dash Cam Road Rage

Against my better judgement I was persuaded to take a look at some of the "Road Rage" UK type dash cam footage out there on the internet. I couldn't help thinking that in many of the clips, the "dash-cam" vehicle driver either ramped - up a situation, or continued to abuse the other driver to the ma...
by ng4xjs
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: Car SOS
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Car SOS

Record the programme and then just speed through the adverts :D
Nick
by ng4xjs
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: Car SOS
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Car SOS

Record the programme and then just speed through the adverts :D
Nick
by ng4xjs
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: Fault on warning lights
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Fault on warning lights

Hi DTBQR Welcome to the forum. There is usually someone here that can help. The way you describe the fault I would guess the problem to be a combination of the handbrake release button not fully going back and the micro switch on the base of the handbrake leaver faulty or just out of adjustment. I b...
by ng4xjs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: XJS prices - what's the state?
Replies: 23
Views: 3537

Re: XJS prices - what's the state?

All very interesting, but. When I went to pay in a petrol station recently the guy behind the counter siad something along the lines of,... nice car Mister. Always liked those Capris. On the up side those old Fords do seem to sell at a far higher premium than our beloved means of transport. On the d...
by ng4xjs
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: EU backs ending daylight saving time
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: EU backs ending daylight saving time

I'm with you on this. Why bother changing the clocks,and everything else twice a year. That said. I expect sometime after the end of March (2019) that we will be going back to the good old days when when we even had time zones across England. Did make train timetables a little awkward but then again...

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