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by BrianG
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: X350Electrical
Topic: Jaguar vacm (voice) pin outs
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Jaguar vacm (voice) pin outs

What year and what model is your X350? I assume you have the Electrical Guide for that model year? If not you'll have a hard time going on just the wire colours! The pin numbers are identified in my 2006 MY guide but unfortunately although most of the major modules have a diagram of the plug orienta...
by BrianG
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: X350Brakes, Hubs & Wheel Bearings
Topic: Parking Brake light normal operation
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Parking Brake light normal operation

The parking brake comes on automatically when the car is placed in Park and the ignition is turned off. As my drive is on a slight slope I prefer to always apply it manually before moving to Park; this is so that the prop shaft and drive shaft UJs are not under any load while it's parked.
by BrianG
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: X350Electrical
Topic: Windscreen wipers 1 speed only
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Windscreen wipers 1 speed only

Post deleted - I did not read your post properly to see that you'd already change the relays. Sorry.
by BrianG
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: X350Electrical
Topic: Solar powered trickle charger
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Solar powered trickle charger

I suspect the XJ's standby current in park mode is more than 200 mA! Certainly my car wouldn't start after 3 weeks - that's 3*24*7 = just over 500 hours, and the battery is no more than 100 Ah, that makes for 200 mA! Paul, FYI the workshop manual quotes less than 30mA standby current - but only onc...
by BrianG
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: XE
Topic: Signing in
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Signing in

Yes it's very annoying but apparently the 'remember me' only lasts for about 7 hours, unlike every other site I frequent! This is supposedly for 'security reasons'. Hmmmm....
by BrianG
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: X350Bodywork
Topic: Corrosion on A pillar
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Corrosion on A pillar

Hi Pat, You don't say what year the car in question was; it seems the earlier cars did seem to suffer more from paint bubbling due to minor corrosion underneath the paint due to poor preparation. Even later ones can also have this problem to some extent if stone chips etc are not repaired. I've not ...
by BrianG
Fri May 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: X308Cooling System
Topic: 4.0L Heater problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: 4.0L Heater problem

Charlie, There are no valves in the X308 heater system (unlike the XJ40). The auxiliary electric pump is the main culprit as it is needed to circulate the water when the revs are below 2,500 rpm or so, because the engine pump does not have enough output below that (usually the heater works fine when...
by BrianG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: XJSThe price of fish
Topic: The 'Guess what it is' topic
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: The 'Guess what it is' topic

Looks like a Bourdon tube from the inner workings of a pressure gauge. Great picture of the MN loco; at the Bluebell Railway we're hoping to get our related BoB (Battle of Britain) class loco, Sir Archibald Sinclair, back in action as soon as its boiler is rebuilt.
by BrianG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: X350General
Topic: The Daily Mail on the XJR.
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: The Daily Mail on the XJR.

Apart from the strange claim about cars going into reverse, I felt the article was excellently balanced, however the paper has now "let the cat out of the bag" by writing so enthusiastically about the XJR, such that it may cause more people to consider buying one. That's good, right? Well maybe not;...
by BrianG
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: X350Fuel System
Topic: Carlube Petrol Additive
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

Re: Carlube Petrol Additive

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Bio fuels. As far as I know, both petrol and diesel now contain at least 5% Bio fuel (i.e.maize-derived alcohol) and up to 10% (my be more?), as a result of an EU directive. The alcohol provides less energy per litre, so your mpg will decrease depending on how much ...
by BrianG
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: XJ40 / X300Bodywork
Topic: headlight replace
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: headlight replace

It gets even more annoying if you have an XJ40 Sport with the twin headlamps on each side, as mine was. Some years ago I had the misfortune to hit a pheasant on the nearside pair. Expecting some cracked glass and scarred paint, I was pleased to find everything looked fine. Then, back home, I found t...
by BrianG
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: X350Electrical
Topic: Updating the Sat Nav information
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Updating the Sat Nav information

Be aware that there are many copies of DVD at around the £30 mark which are not genuine Jaguar issue. They do work but may give problems in the longer term. This is because the cheap copies are usually 'burnt' on a computer drive rather than pressed, as are the official copies. The burnt copies may ...
by BrianG
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: X308Cooling System
Topic: Cooling Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Cooling Fan

They may well be correct in their diagnosis. The original water pump on the X308 has plastic impeller blades. These can break off with age and clog the waterways in the block; let's hope this has not happened to yours otherwise removing the bits can be very difficult and can be a real long-term prob...
by BrianG
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: X350Suspension
Topic: Front suspension rock solid
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Front suspension rock solid

Has the height sensor arm become dislocated from its mounting? That would make it pump up the front as far as it could go. (Mike knows all about this, I'm surprised he did not suggest it!)
by BrianG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: X350Electrical
Topic: Electrical diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Electrical diagrams

Hi Roger,
The Electrical Diagrams are separate from the workshop manual. You should be able to get what you need from Select the area (Electrical) and then X350 2004 - for the year for your car. Lots of other useful stuff there too (TSBs etc).

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