solid

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Just checking in to say Hi - recently got my first Jag so still driving everywhere with a cheeky grin at the moment - guess that may change with my first garage bill!!!

Hoping this forum is as informative as others with past cars I've had, it certainly looks like it - had a Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo, VXR, Scooby and Volvo T5 in the past and always joined forums as I love the whole community thing!!!

Just wondering if any other members can recommend an Indie based down this way?  Have found some great ones in the past for the Scooby and Fiat Coupe but always had to travel a bit to get to them, would be nice to find one a bit more local.

One initial question though - my XF-S has the LED Daytime running lights (similar to pic attached) - the drivers side one doesn't work.  They look like the ones in the attached pic although the actual lights don't have the glass look, they look Chrome so blend in more with the actual Chrome of the unit, but are the same style.  Upon searching I've found so many different types but can't seem to find the ones I have.  Anyone managed to get a replacement?  They don't actually look like lights when they are off so i may just leave them and wait for the other one to die - just looks a tad daft now when only the one side comes on.  I could buy a new pair but they are pretty expensive for lights!!!

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Hi Alan....welcome to the Forum

Good to have you onboard!

There are a couple of specialist repairers in Bournemouth....Marina garage, although I knew them many years ago as a good garage, I couldn't comment on them nowadays as have no dealings but worth checking out....think they're Boscombe way?

Also, there is Hollybrook Jaguar in Ringwood (turning off towards Verwood)...again, couldn't tell you if they are okay as no dealings with them but worth checking out nonetheless.

Also, there is Dorset Sports Cars at Three Legged Cross and I do know that they have a very good reputation.

Let us know how you get on with any of these garages

Cheers,   Trevor

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Hi Trevor,

Thanks for the response.

I will give one of those a go and update.

Does anyone have any particular sites they use for parts etc?  Also, I know that Jaguar state that the Castrol oil needs to be used but my XF is a 2009 so I'm not worried about warranties etc - any particular oil that anyone uses?  There seem to be a few examples of C1 spec oil on Opie - any particularly better than others?

 

Cheers.

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Hi Trevor

Why not pull the plug on the side that's still working?  Then both sides will look the same...

Bob

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Yeah that is probably what I'll end up doing but wanted to try and see if they were available, or if anyone knew they were first as I'd rather they both worked than both be ornaments.

Having looked again, they are definitely the ones in the pic above.

If anyone knows where i may be able to get one, let me know, otherwise i may well be pulling that plug.

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On 01/05/2018 at 6:19 PM, solid said:

Also, I know that Jaguar state that the Castrol oil needs to be used but my XF is a 2009 so I'm not worried about warranties etc - any particular oil that anyone uses?  There seem to be a few examples of C1 spec oil on Opie - any particularly better than others?

 

I would highly recommend Petronas which they sell in Halfords...been running that in everything I own and not one issue (yet)

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Yeah that is probably what I'll end up doing but wanted to try and see if they were available, or if anyone knew they were first as I'd rather they both worked than both be ornaments.

Having looked again, they are definitely the ones in the pic above.

If anyone knows where i may be able to get one, let me know, otherwise i may well be pulling that plug.

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Just by way of update, I can confirm that Marina is still around, and still very good from what I can gather from one visit (with another to come next week).

They have moved from Southbourne though and are now on Ferndown Industrial Estate.

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Hi just wondering how you got on with the DRL fix?

I bought a 2009 XFS 6 months ago and slowly working through a few issues. One is that the DRLs don’t work. Similar to the ones in your pic. Can they be repaired or replaced at a reasonable cost

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