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just over a week ago I had new front discs and pads fitted to my 2015 XJL by a local Independent Jaguar garage, there charge for the job just under £300 all in whereas Inchcape my local Jag dealership wanted to charge over £600 for the same job. So during this work the indi claimed that the from curved wishbone bushes were badly split. A few days later my car went in for its 65k service and MOT, the car passed MOT with just a remark about front tyres showing abnormal wear on the inside edge, no other issues and nothing was highlighted following the 65k service.

I would have thought that they would have  noticed if these bushes were badly split as mentioned by the Jag Indi garage, So yesterday I took the car to my tyre supplier and asked if he would check the tracking to see if this would explain the abnormal wear on inside edge of front tyres, I also asked if they could take a look at the bushes at the same time. The tracking was spot on and required no adjustment, the technician then showed me the bushes and I could not see any splitting he did mention that they were showing very slight sings of wear to be expected at 6 years old and 65K miles on the clock. 

Now I am at a loss at who to believe, the Indi garage if they are right then why did Inchcape not flag up the split bushes during the service, may be I  could not see the split bushes as I was looking up from below while car was on the ramp and maybe the split is only observable with the tyre removed. 

The car is driving ok, no juddering on breaking or pulling to one side the tracking has been shown to be ok and so I am not sure what to do next if anything. 

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Hi. I found a garage that I would Highly recommend several years ago I had my Jag converted to LPG. I search for a long time but found that the nearest reliable garage was in Antons Gout near Boston. One and a half hours drive away for me. I was amazed to find that Mr. Muggleston, the owner, was the very best you could wish for.  I had various jobs done by him and his son and found the work to be excellent and additionally the service in general Unbeatable and reasonably priced. It's rare to find  people with such skill levels as Neil. If you live within 60 miles or so you won't find a better service. I have changed my Jag for a later model and had the gas system changed over to the new one.

I still very happy to go the extra mile to get good, honest and reliable service.

 

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Hi. I found a garage that I would Highly recommend several years ago I had my Jag converted to LPG. I search for a long time but found that the nearest reliable garage was in Antons Gout near Boston. One and a half hours drive away for me. I was amazed to find that Mr. Muggleston, the owner, was the very best you could wish for.  I had various jobs done by him and his son and found the work to be excellent and additionally the service in general Unbeatable and reasonably priced. It's rare to find  people with such skill levels as Neil. If you live within 60 miles or so you won't find a better service. I have changed my Jag for a later model and had the gas system changed over to the new one.

I still very happy to go the extra mile to get good, honest and reliable service.

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Hi Max, Shame I am so far away from Boston, I had a similar system of LPG conversion on a Ford Consul 2L way back in 1980 I was able to refill through work as we used LPG to fire the burners on our hot air powder drying system. But when I left I could not find enough LPG filling stations and the price was too prohibitive compared to petrol and the performance loss.

How is it on the jag have you lost any if much performance with the LPG.

 

Regards,

Andy

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Hi Andrew. The modern systems are 100% better than before. My Jag is running perfectly well with half cost of fuel, over 6.000 filling points in uk, and you can't tell when the fuel changes over after start up. I had my filler poit installed along side my petrol filler cap so you can't even see it.

It's the best thing I've done with my cars.

Max

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