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Hi guys,

My xtype has been at the lovely Jaguar dealership all day having locking wheel nuts removed which i didn't have the key for. While it was there for some unknown reason there technicians (mechanics) decided to jack my car up for reasons unknown to anyone. Well apparently there was a creaking and groaning from the car and they lowered it down and removed the jack and moved it to the mot ramp and lifted it on that. They have since informed me there is a thumb size hole in the outer sill just behind the drivers door. I wont portion blame to the Jaguar technician or the dealership for the hole in the sill because i do not know if it was there previously both the front halfs of the outer sills have been replaced at some point so its fair to say that the rear portion could have been in just as much state as the front halfs.

My question is how much roughly should i be paying to have this hole cut out and repaired? Is it worth replacing both halfs o/s and n/s? since the front has been repaired is it worth just removing both the whole length of the car and having two new sills welded in?

Also what kind of prices would I be looking at  

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Hi Ryan Sorry to hear you have the rusty sill problem when I bought my X Type I bought it cheap because of the sills ,

So before I could have a MOT I had two new sills fitted and it cost £400 pounds by the small garage that sold me the car

Its great now .

Frank

 

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10 minutes ago, O.T.H said:

Hi Ryan Sorry to hear you have the rusty sill problem when I bought my X Type I bought it cheap because of the sills ,

So before I could have a MOT I had two new sills fitted and it cost £400 pounds by the small garage that sold me the car

Its great now .

Frank

 

thank you for your information not had the car long but bought it at a lower enough price and it drives superb. Jaguar didnt say they found anything else with the car since they had it up in the air so will look into having the sills welded lucky i work in the aut0motive trade for a tyre wholesale company so should find some one to do it on the cheap side 

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