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by poprivet
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: XJ40 / X300General
Topic: Jaguar XJ40 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Jaguar XJ40 Question

The're all loved and special!
Al
by poprivet
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: XK8 / X150General
Topic: Garage Frost protection
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Garage Frost protection

All air contains moisture. The aim is not to exceed the dew point so that condensation doesn't form. My Hampshire UK garage is unheated but quite drafty and condensation forms only a couple of times on the car during winter, not enough for me to worry about but then I use it in all weathers anyway. ...
by poprivet
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: XJSInteriors
Topic: Old car smell
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Old car smell

When I saw the title I initially thought it was about the advanced age of the average Jaguar owner :roll: However, replacing the carpets is likely to be an improvement, especially if all damp underlay is replaced. The key to retaining the, shall I say ambience rather then smell, is to use Gliptone L...
by poprivet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: Mystery black box - any idea what it is?
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Mystery black box - any idea what it is?

The wiring above the inertia sensor looks like Mr Diy has been in there. Maybe an aftermarket alarm or immobiliser?

Check the bonnet catch, it can rub on a wiring loom when the bonnet is closed which could cause a short, you should be able to see if any wiring insulation is worn away.

Al
by poprivet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: XJSEngine
Topic: Oil pressure gauge drop off.
Replies: 16
Views: 3160

Re: Oil pressure gauge drop off.

If the red light is off I wouldn't worry.
Maybe it's running thinner synthetic oil, either way don't overfill. Go by the dipstick when cold on a level surface.

Al
by poprivet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: Keys/Wallet
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Keys/Wallet

Applies to anyone, not just Jags. First of all, make sure you have a fully working spare car key, especially modern ones with a chip. If you only have one key, get another one now - like today, don't put it off any longer. A friend at work lost his car key. He only walked a short distance from the c...
by poprivet
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: Recycling and JEC
Replies: 28
Views: 4778

Re: Recycling and JEC

My new plastic JEC membership card just arrived. I'm wondering why I need it? I have been a member for many, many years and have never been asked for it anywhere. Insurance etc just want the membership number. Possibly a question for James, Is there a way of opting out of getting a new one each year...
by poprivet
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: XJSFor Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted XJS Facelift rad grille
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Wanted XJS Facelift rad grille

I'd be suprised if you can find a new one.
Try Ebay or Stoneleigh spares day

Al
by poprivet
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: XJSElectrics
Topic: Jaguar XJS Horns
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Jaguar XJS Horns

There is a brass rod and plastic support under the steering wheel soft front, the rod earths the supply from the horn relay to operate them. Try undoing the large adjuster nut behind the steering wheel and pulling and pushing a bit.

They can be a bit problematic if disturbed.

Al
by poprivet
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: X-TypeGeneral
Topic: X-Type Clutch life
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: X-Type Clutch life

Paul,
Not buying it will instantly give you £1500 to spend on fuel :)

Al
by poprivet
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: XK8 / X150Transmission
Topic: 6 Speed box, jolt on 5 to 4 downshift
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: 6 Speed box, jolt on 5 to 4 downshift

Re. battery suppliers, consider Tayna. Many here including myself have used them and were pleased.

https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/

Al
by poprivet
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: XJSGeneral
Topic: FA Cup / XJS crossover...
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: FA Cup / XJS crossover...

As you have a good memory for reg numbers Paul, perhaps you can answer the editors question on page 41 of the August magazine :roll: :D

Al
by poprivet
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: 'New cars are a headache,' says retiring Bedford mechanic, 80
Replies: 1
Views: 142

'New cars are a headache,' says retiring Bedford mechanic, 80

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-49062437 I have some sympathy, but is it really any different to any of our everyday possessions? Maybe he has a smartphone, central heating, flat screen TV, broadband, microwave oven or a hybrid electric vehicle ...well, ok, I'm sure he doesn'...
by poprivet
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: XJSSuspension
Topic: What tyres to fit?
Replies: 18
Views: 7215

Re: What tyres to fit?

Just to keep this thread current, KWE have updated their excellent tyre information which is certainly worth a read:

http://www.kwecars.com/tyre-types-and-s ... j-saloons/
by poprivet
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: X-TypeGeneral
Topic: Dues anyone here run a shed?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Dues anyone here run a shed?

Good replies, makes total sense. Just as the price of dead-donkey cars can get dragged up by 1st class specimens (think E Type, XK140, even XJS etc.) I think it's also true that very good cars get dragged down in value by models that are out of fashion/undesirable (think S, X Type and maybe XJ40 etc...

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