Paul.doberman

Jaguar s type r expansion tank

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Hi. I'm new to this site. I have a 2005 plate Str.  Really immaculate.  Just had some work done on it. When I got it back it was leaking coolant.  On inspection leak was from expansion tank bleed screw. The o ring perished. Called jaguar and they tried to sell me whole new tank at £120. Parts not available separately.  Went into my garage and found a rubber o ring on my jet washer which fitted perfectly.  Cost..... Nil. Love my Str.  Love jaguars.

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Welcome to the club, Paul.

The S Type is a very nice car and in my opinion, a future classic.

Many people think that Jaguars are expensive to maintain  ---  you have just proved they are not.

The aim of main dealers is not to make sales of cars - it is to make money!

Regards,

Peter.

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Hi old Peter. You are surely right. They only want to make money.  It just annoys me that aftersales can be so poor and expensive.  Basically for a rubber o ring.  New tank???? Thankfully us motorists can be clever. Just makes jag dealers look stupid and greedy. Taking the wife to Devon tomorrow for 2 nights.  Looking forward to 310 miles round trip. There can be no better car to cruise in than a jaguar.  This is my second. Always had BMW including e36 m3. Str kills it!!!

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Hi

and to make it worse some of the new expansion tanks don't have the low level warning pocket for the sensor

so if a new expansion tank is required make sure it has the low level sensor on it

a deffinate early warning system if you lose coolant

cheers

joe

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Hi Paul,

My first really long trip in my S Type was roughly the same distance - a week in Dorset.

Being half way to everywhere is the advantage of living in the West Midlands.

I  have used a local mobile mechanic for repairs and servicing since 2002 and he is a half the price of main dealers.  A Diagnostic check at Colliers in Tamworth cast me £69.  I bought an OBD2 code reader for £20 and saved a fortune!

Have a nice trip.

Peter.

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