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  1. Hi Peter, That sounds like an interesting read. I was there from 1985 to 2017 and worked for Chassis engineering. It was a fantastic company to work for; my dad also worked there and my sister still does. Mark
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  2. Although I do try to avoid having to crawl under any cars nowadays, takes me too long to get up from the floor 🙂
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  3. Hi William, I have had similar faults on my S type 2.7 diesel - it seems to hold on to those previous sudden faults. I just connect my OBD2 code reader and delete them. Peter.
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  4. Hello everyone. I have just finished recommissioning this very special XJ8. Hope some of you find this of interest. It was built by Jankel under Government contract LV/MIL/53, dated 16/02/01. It is the 1st of 7 cars built and was owned and operated by the Ministry of Defence. It is one of 6 cars assigned to ministerial protection duties, the 7th was assigned to Royal protection duties. The sister car LB02LCW was Tony Blairs Prime ministerial car. In more recent years the car has seen service as a private security car and training vehicle. Trying to find information is difficult as it is still covered by the Official Secrets Act. Features: Fully armour plated cabin and bullet proof glass Full protection for fuel cell and filler ECU's and fuse boxes mounted in armour plated housings Additional armour protection under car for fuel and brake lines Gross weight 3100 Kg It has a boot mounted fire extinguisher and a hand held extinguisher under the front passenger seat Kevlar plates are used on the floor under the seats Security cameras mounted front and rear Siren and loud speaker Police ariel Attention lights behind front grill Extra switchgear mounted in overhead consul and under centre arm rest console The bullet wound in rear left window was sustained whist on active duty in South Africa. Only the outer pane of glass is damaged, the other layers of glass are undamaged. I left it unrepaired as a car with a bullet wound is so much cooler than a car without one, plus it is an important part of the cars history and should be preserved. The car has just benefited from an extensive service and recommission and has a fresh MOT. Having lived with this car for a while, the main feeling you get is that it is like a real life James Bond car. It is a Government car covered by the Official Secrets Act. It does look standard on the outside, but is so not standard under the skin. It does have special controls hidden away inside the cabin. It does not feel the same to drive as a normal XJ8 because it has so much more inertia and momentum than a normal XJ8. I have also noticed that people stop and stare when driving it on the road, and come up to me to ask about the car. It does have a real presence and purposeful look when on the road. This car will be offered for sale soon. If anyone is interested, let me know and I can forward details to you.
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  5. Afternoon, I am Highcliffe, Christchurch based and have a 2007 XK X150 and an F Pace. Cliffhanger Cafe on the Highcliffe sea front would be good, or for lunches the Beach House Hotel Milford on Sea would I am sure welcome a few growlers and their lunching owners. I would be happy to come along and meet a few more local owners. James
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  6. I only get 23.7 mpg out of my petrol 3.0S, but I have a permanent grin on my face...😁
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  7. Just a couple of points regarding cars and their engine sound. 1. One of my neighbours, a taxi driver with a Ford diesel, received a shock regarding his car yesterday. It failed it's emissions tests Apparently it was only loud enough and rattly enough to wake up 75% of the street when he starts it up at 04:15 each day. As you may know, a ford diesel taxi must wake a minimum of 90% of the street. Ford came to the rescue though and an extra bag of spanners was installed in the engine today. 2. Having just programmed a heated steering wheel in an XF-R, I took the opportunity to drive the car to Halfords (to get some screenwash) and as expected there were a LOT of kids there in the car park comparing the performance improving properties of low friction go faster stripes On my way back to the car from the shop it was impossible not to hear the rhetoric of one of the ring-leaders. "In a place like this, show me the car with the loudest zorst and I'll show you the car with the best performance"... quite the raconteur. To prove his point the original missing link was revving the nuts of a Vauxhall Corse and it was indeed making a very loud noise. It had five inch pipes on both sides of the rear bumper and I suspect it's back-pressure was barely sufficient to start the car moving. However, feeling quite ashamed and crestfallen, I got in the XF and hit the starter button, the sound of the supercharged 5L V8, being a mere whisper from the exhaust. It was thus that we slunk away, clearly totally outclassed by the missing link and his hyper powerful Corsa
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  8. Hi, I went looking to replace my S type, Taken by garage to Repair key and locking problem, never to return, only had it 2 weeks! but did get my money back. Saw a 2011 3.0 XF had a drive and loved it. Need to clean up the seats, but over all its ok. Can you tell me please, would you recommend putting on all season or winter tyres being rear wheel drive? Thanks, Julie
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  9. Basically as the title says, when I accelerate quickly, for example when overtaking somebody, usually from about 40 mph, I get the Restricted Performance warning light come on and reduced performance. The problem I have is it's intermittent. It first happened about 6 weeks ago during what I admit was pretty aggressive overtaking. After I stopped and turned the car off, when I went back to it an hour later it was perfectly fine again. During the next 4 weeks it drove as normal, including a couple of hundred motorway miles and 3 days in the Lake District at various speeds including some fast overtakes (on dual carriageways etc.) and at times pushing it harder than I have at any time the issue has occurred. No problems at all. So it's not happening at any specific speed or engine temperature. Then last Sunday it happened again, once again when accelerating fairly quickly from about 40 to 60, and again today. Neither of the last 2 times was particularly fast or aggressive, just what I would call a normal acceleration when overtaking. On each occasion the car has warmed up for at least 10 minutes, in fact last Sunday we'd been out for the day and drove about 60 miles at various speeds before the problem occured so I'm not pushing it from cold. I tried stopping and turning off the ignition today to see if the warning cleared straight away, but it didn't. But if I leave it for a while and go back to it, it runs perfectly fine again. Anybody have any ideas?
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  10. Welcome to the club, Dave. You know your Jaguars better than I do. I wanted a Jaguar in 1963 while I still had a Motor cycle. Cash enabled me to buy a few cars and a bit of good luck had me having 29 years of company cars. — they kept me going but I never bought a jaguar until 2011 when I bought an X Type ad then an s type in 2013 which I am delighted with and still have. Enjoy your car! Regards, Peter.
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  11. Hi, I suppose it comes down to affordability for people - buying genuine Jaguar parts from a dealer will cost you a fortune. Yes, these cars are prestige models by and large, and when new are bought by people who have money to spend. But for the second hand market, price will likely be an issue, as it seems to be for this member - and I'd add that my own experience with dealers has been less than great over the years. So, if you buy from eBay, you may get something substandard, perhaps, if you are unlucky. But they also sell good brands. I just got a Bosch air filter for my X type from there. I could have paid double for one from Jaguar. I shall change it at the right time as per usual and doubt that there will be much difference. It is buyer beware - and check for quality. Look at the reviews and feedback for sellers and that tells you a lot.
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  12. In which case, turn your music up or get a growling aftermarket exhaust to distract you 🤔
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  13. They are a sealed unit, so you have to replace the whole unit, but !!! if it’s water ingress / steaming up then take the bulb out and dry out with a hairdryer and then once dry, replace the bulb making sure the seals are intact
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  14. Hi all, I am slightly further West (Pagham), but the New Forest sounds great. I drive a 2013 XF and love it :)
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  15. Thanks for all replies. I feel I will be happier keeping to NOT using Supermarket Fuel. I like the comment about pensioners using all of their income running S Types. I certainly concur with that one. Best Wishes and Regards, John
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  16. Seems like we're all Poole, Bournemouth, New Forest region so I guess a central location would be good although a spin out to the NF would also be nice. I'm not originally from this area so don't really know where we could all meet in Public without it being a well used car park? I guess we could pick a pub and ask the landlord if they don't mind us meeting occasionally although we're into the dark nights now and it would be nice to see the cars. Alternatively, I don't work Friday's so a Friday afternoon would be good although I appreciate that this might not suit everyone. Mark
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  17. Read the fault codes, this should give you more information rather than just replacing parts ?
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  18. Magic Creeper I like this, I imagine you have all seen this before. So handy, better than bits of cardboard Has any one used one?
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  19. Let me know too. I'm in Poole and would also like to join.
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  20. Hi Mark Lets see how many more we can get to start a local meeting or just go for it with a few of us and see if it increases over time? Any suggestions of where and when you suit and go from there? Regards, Trevor
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  21. Hi, sorry, only just seen this post. I'm in Poole and would be happy to meet up.....I have an XK8 convertible. I'm also an ex Jag design/development engineer so have lots of stories about working for the company Has anything been arranged yet? Mark
    1 point
  22. If you have the VIN # you should be able to find the information you are seeking from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, they maintain a file locator on Jaguar Cars. Laramie 1
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  23. Using standard petrol is ok, do use premium fuel though as a rule. You can get some stuff call redex (think that is the name) you add it in when you fuel your car if using standard fuel, does the same job as premium fuel.
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  25. Hi, i use premium diesel every third fill up and a fuel injector cleaner every 5000 miles
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  26. Oh wow! Kawasaki triple, very rare bike nowadays. You should get yourself another bike Julie, such fun but also a lot safer when you get older (just tend to go a lot slower 🙂
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  27. Hi just joined and was wondering if there are any car runs, shows, or events in Northern Ireland?
    1 point
  28. Taking delivery of my new XFR-S tomorrow afternoon, 2014 Franch Racing Blue, Carbon rear spoiler 33,000 miles Had it ceramic coated by Jaguar main dealer, getting PPF done Tuesday and windows tinted , alloys are going to be glossed black as I don’t like the wheels with the silver on them, also getting mapped and new top Pulley and new open air intake , will take it to around 700BHP .
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  29. Yes it was an American Video
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  30. A Harley cool I Had a Suzuki 125 and a Kawasaki 250 triple But not ridden a bike for a long time.
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  31. Had my new XF-FS now for 5 weeks , what a car! Just had I’d PPF Wrapped, Gets plenty of attention it looks fantastic
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  32. Thank you and have renewed my membership.
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  33. Hi all, Finally, after about 18 months, I've purchased a 2005 XK8 4.2 convertible in Quartz with Ivory and 19" Atlas wheels. perfect. Thanks to all that helped with the search. I guess this topic is now closed. Mark
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  34. As in starting a car, especially an S Type, if battery is low.
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  35. Hi alex, I had a x type estate until recently when i had to sell it due to ill health. Mine was auto but found it a really nice car.I always ran it on premium fuel. I bought it with 80 k on it and sold it with 140kon it. I always maintained it well, such as changing engine oil and filter every 7k miles. The only thing I had to replace fairly often was the bushes on the rear anti roll bar, so if you look at one listen for a rattle from the back end. The tailgate operates via a button beneath the rear light trim. The tailgate opens in two parts allowing the upper glass to be opened seperate from the main tailgate, also with a button. Dont know about load limits but I used to tow a 5m caravan without any problem. Most of my driving was runs of min 20miles. The other thing to be aware of is the inner cills failing. These are covered by plastic trims so not easy to see the state of the inners. Good luck with finding the right car. Cheers Rod
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  36. The manufacturers recommend changing the oil at 60K miles, Jaguar said “sealed for life”. I believe the manufacturers.
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  37. I have and xf s on 16 plate and am told by my brother ( a mechanic ) it has a chain which never needs replacing.
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  38. Bought a 2011 XKR coupe with every extra one owner FSH 21000 miles immaculate £25k two years ago Only seen more expensive ones since and with higher mileage So yes !!
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  39. Delete the fault codes and go for a run in the car Some of these codes might be old, historical codes When you’re finished your jaunt, read the codes again to see what’s still there
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  40. Thanks Peter. When I got it the DPF needed clearing, and I did a 60 mile motorway trip a couple of times and still couldn't clear it. I bought a 3-pack of STP DPF cleaner fuel additive, did another 40 mile trip and that clears it and its been fine since. On that basis it might be worth adding a can of EGR cleaner, can't do it any harm to try. That said, the fault warning light seems to kick in under hard acceleration, so I would be surprised if it was anything to do with the EGR system as I thought they only kicked in under low loads? It could be though as its only done 53k but I get the Morston a lot of it must have been short town journeys. Anyway it's going in to the dealer I bought it from in the morning so I assume they'll put a fault code reader in it and take it from there. Will update when I have more details.
    1 point
  41. Hi everyone, thanks for all the advice I got from the forum on the DPF Full sign. i managed to clear the message off the screen and the engine came out of limp mode, so I’m back up and running with normal performance. One thing remains, which is the amber engine warning light. This came on a day or so after the DPF sign. It took a couple of trips to clear the DPF, so I am thinking the amber engine light was a result of the original DPF sign, but now it won’t clear. Other than taking it to my independent Jaguar guy and asking him to clear it, does anybody know of a nil or low cost alternative? I have seen various suggestions from buying £20 diagnostic tools to clear it and another was to disconnect the battery and that should reset it unless there is indeed some other (more serious) fault, in which case it will come back on. All suggestions welcomed. Thanks.
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  42. The restricted boot opening was put in place after an injury claim in the US market, a lid opened too quickly and too high hitting someone under the chin so to avoid further claims from the less intelligent we all suffer. There's a simple mod to derestrict.
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  43. Hi Jace, Welcome to Jaguar Owners Club. I have just bought a (2011) 3L XF as well. Was actually after an S type but saw the XF, had a drive, and had to have it. Not sure best way to remove engine but sure one of the members will know. Kind Regards, Julie.
    1 point
  44. Hi If you are getting 12.4 v on a cigarette lighter socket voltmeter with the car unlocked but not running the true resting voltage is probs 12.8v (fully charged). As soon as you unlock the car (and enable the socket) the car is drawing around 4 Amps and voltage drops significantly. As mentioned before, if S/S works battery is fine. I would be looking at an ABS wheel sensor as cause, along with a fault in the TPMS which luckily I don't have as they are very tempremental. One approach to sorting the TPMS is to over-inflate the tyres and then reduce pressures back to normal. If that does not work it is most likely a wheel Tyre pressure sender at fault. Systems like traction control rely on knowing how fast each wheel is turning, so a faulty ABS wheel sensor (which is what measures each wheels speed) will generate a fault which forces other functions that rely on its input to fail and throw a warning light so you know that function is not available. A failed parking sensor will switch off the reversing camera as well and alert you that you are "on your own" as there is a fault so don't blame us if you hit something when reversing! Good luck John
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  45. Thanks. I borrowed a similar one from my brother, over the weekend. I got a reading of 12.4v, with the car on but not running. Currently have a solar charger on the jump points, so let's see. I drove a good 200+ miles yesterday, to British Motor Show and back. Unfortunately that didn't turn the lights off. So I'm worried it's a little more serious. If that doesn't charge the batter then what will!?
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  46. Thanks for your comments guys, just to update, I put my meter back on the battery cold (both batteries) and they both show 12.3-12.4 v present, I then idled the car for 10 mins, checked again and got readings of 14.8v on both, I then pulled off the battery by way of lights wipers and heater, checked again and got 14.8v again, do I conclude my battery and alternator are healthy? My diagnostic print out shows ABS fault “ permanent “ among the many other historic and intermittent codes so as per big John’s comment above I’m going to focus there, should have my OBD2 reader tomorrow so I’ll check, record error codes reset and check again, and report back, thanks again guys
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  47. Check with Halfords what the warranty period is on the battery. A replacement battery in a 5.5 year old car would seem to indicate that there is more wrong than the battery. My car was 12 years old when I replaced the original batteries and only because stop start was not working that normally indicated that they are on their way out.
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  48. Went to Chester last week. 212 miles non stop (apart from a couple of traffic hold ups) got 42.5 mpg. 3 ltr V6 diesel with 9k on the clock
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  49. It might be louder but Jags got style😊
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