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by J44EAG
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 212
Views: 20535

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Last Saturday saw this thread hit twenty thousand times. Six days later, it has acquired almost another five hundred hits. The hit rate appears to be about eighty a day! In two months following the first anniversary of this thread, some five thousand extra hits have occurred. Thanks again to all who...
by J44EAG
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: X350Engine
Topic: MAP Sensor Error Returns With New MAP Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: MAP Sensor Error Returns With New MAP Sensor

The clue could well be in the DSC messaging which can often be caused by a dying battery. These electronic Jags need a premium grade battery ie Bosch or Varta to perform correctly. Cheapo, budget batteries won`t last long and their inbuilt construction and technology is often just not stable enough ...
by J44EAG
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: The innocence of youth
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: The innocence of youth

I`ve a copy, Al. It is a first edition dated 1970. The first motoring book I ever read. One of the contributors is one A. Baker Esq. BSc (Eng), CEng, FIMechE, ACGI. Would that be you, Al? Apart from the inept advice given on structural body repairs, the book is a must read for all aspiring amateur c...
by J44EAG
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: X-TypeElectrics
Topic: Parking Aid Diagnostic
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Parking Aid Diagnostic

Diagnosis equipment will "point" towards the problem area. The machine may say that the module or some other component is faulty but the reality is that the fault could also be caused by damaged, rotted or water impregnated cable or perhaps connection plugs and sockets where resistance or corrosion ...
by J44EAG
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: XJ (2009+)
Topic: X351 buying advice
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: X351 buying advice

These cars are based on the previous X350 and later run out X358. As you might know, they are very well thought of and liked by owners, past and present. Then the new shape of Jaguar arrived in the form of the XF and then the X351XJ. The suspension design goes back to the 1999 S-type. It then appear...
by J44EAG
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Front suspension rock solid
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Front suspension rock solid

This worked for me. The advice was from the internet.

Double lock the car and walk away for at least twelve hours. Don`t unlock or use the car over that period.

Amazingly, having done this action, my well lodged fault code disappeared. Worth a try?

Mike
by J44EAG
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 212
Views: 20535

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Thank you, Richard. The situation has again stabilized. Its not the first time my Mother and I have seen the excruciatingly disturbing effects of Parkinsons within my Father. I find that issuing plenty of water to help re-hydrate the brain and a spoon full of honey has an almost immediate positive e...
by J44EAG
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 212
Views: 20535

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Things have settled a bit as regards my Father. Parkinsons is a dreadful disease with awful effects often similar to a stroke. Mental degradation, physical immobility, behavioral issues, and general normal action impairment. Symptoms vary from minute to minute and any form of careing varies from rea...
by J44EAG
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: X350Fuel System
Topic: V6 petrol smell on cold start-up in cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: V6 petrol smell on cold start-up in cabin

This thread is correctly positioned in the X350 section.

Indeed odd that Jerry is seeing it in the E-type section.

Mike K.
Moderator.
by J44EAG
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Starting problem

Perhaps just a bit of air in the fuel line due to the angle of the car on the hill. As we all know, these cars very rarely have any starting issues other than due to a failing battery.

An odd occurrence. Might be interesting to see if it occurs again.

Mike
by J44EAG
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 212
Views: 20535

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

A difficult week just experienced but significant progress made. The scratch built Ultra Stick (No 3) now has its own scratch built wing. Started eight days ago, construction is now complete. All went well except for a shortage of 6mm square spruce needed for the top and bottom main spars. I had eno...
by J44EAG
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: X350General
Topic: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!
Replies: 212
Views: 20535

Re: I usually drive an XJR but now I`m going to be a Hurricane pilot!

Sorry for the non reply to you last post, Jerry. Have had my hands full with my ailing Father at all hours of the day and night. The perils of buying a part built project. Certainly frustrating to have to do major surgery but at least you will now know everything is true and that the model is well c...
by J44EAG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: S-TypeBrakes
Topic: Stainless Steel Brake Pipes
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Stainless Steel Brake Pipes

Cu-pro-nickle may turn slightly green with surface oxidisation but that is about it. It is wonderful stuff. There was a guy who built a full sized sailing yacht from cu-pro-nickle a few years ago. Whilst being ideal to shrug of the effects of sea water corrosion, it had one end user issue. Namely, t...
by J44EAG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: The 'Guess what it is' topic
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: The 'Guess what it is' topic

Why not make it a steam engine thread? I say this because of the interest and reaction to my fourteen month old model aircraft thread which to date has had over 19,000, yes, an incredible 19,000 viewings over that period! I would certainly be very happy to see a puffa-chuff thread on the site. What ...
by J44EAG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: X350Bodywork
Topic: wheel arch liner removal
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: wheel arch liner removal

Whilst I`ve not done that job on mine, I know that some of the trim can be the very Devil to remove without some form of decent techi manual. Sadly, the manuals we have are written for Jaguar qualified and trained personnel rather than the DIY types like us. So in that respect we are rather left in ...

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