Got back up to 34 psi after a while and managed to get home safely and again the pressure had dropped to 15psi.
Not to worry I thought jack car up remove wheel and replace with spacesaver. Afraid not. The wheelbrace supplied has a short stem and when fitting over the wheel nuts and applying pressure to undo, the wheelbrace slews slightly at an angle and would not budge. Even tried correct size socket from socket set but no joy.
I was unaware the dome locking nut was the wheel nut. My past experience with my other Jag was you prised the dome off to fit the locking nut socket. Steep learning curve.
2 of the caps on the non locking nuts actually came off exposing the hex nut which is a smaller size meaning the wheel brace would not fit!!!
So 14 months down the line I called Jaguar Assistance for the 1st time. and within 30 mins (Sat. afternoon on a B/H weekend) the AA arrived and successfully did the wheel change. Of course he had the right equipment and made the job look easy.
I am unsure why there was a problem with 2 of the wheel nut covers so will get dealership to replace.
I have seen a lot of argument against wheel repair kits and the problems with using the 'gunk' so a spacesaver seemed to be the better option. However this is all well and good but not if you can't get the damned wheel off with the equipment supplied by Jag.
But the service I received form Jaguar Assistance and the AA could not be faulted
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