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  1. Several members of this forum are aware of my present situation and have been asked to keep it to themselves, however, I feel that I should perhaps update anybody who is concerned. We are currently having to deal with the very real possibility that my Wife's breast cancer has returned. In addition, I have just been allowed home following somewhat major surgery. Apologies if these things got in the way of the standard of service some VERY new members appear to expect from me. OTH kindly took the trouble to hint that sometimes people are not available, thanks BTW Frank, but clearly that cut no ice with certain new members whose enthusiasm for the forum as a whole, is clearly evidenced by your singular lack of any input other than to harrangue me. As far as PMs go, one unanswered should have been sufficient. I did not need the follow up. Those who use this forum on a regular basis will be aware that I tend to try assisting where possible as fully as possible and as fast as possible, even as far as hosting people and their cars at my house free of charge and usually with lunch thrown in. I will, of course, endeavour to continue to do so as time and circumstance permit. As to the answer to certain questions of a technical nature? Well, I am still perfectly willing to assist those I can but for some reason I appear to become flustered when pressured / harangued,becoming unable to recall the required detail, unfortunately. However, I am by no means the only forum member with experience of the electronic functions of the S-Type and I fel sure they will be able to assist, approached in a reasonable manner. Please be aware that, although I am, for the moment at least, a moderator on this forum, my comments above are my own personal views and do not reflect the views of the forum admin. Therefore those who might feel offended by my candour should, if required, raise it with the admin. Finally, to all of those who have wished us well and offered support I would like to thank you sincerely on behalf of us both πŸ™‚ Nil carborundum illigitimum.
    4 points
  2. If I was a religious individual I'd be on my knees saying thank you. We've now had confirmation that Marion's breast cancer has not in fact returned. We both send thanks to those who wished us well recently πŸ™‚
    4 points
  3. Well.....it's fixed!! After a lengthy fuse pulling exercise and replacing back.....the XF has sorted itself. Still baffled which fuse it was because it showed no obvious spiking. However, ever since for the last 2-3 weeks it is working perfectly. Can only suspect dodgy loose fuse or connection. Still not a complete answer, but thought I'd let you guys know that if you have the same trouble, this worked a treat for me.
    3 points
  4. Just like to say hello from North Lincolnshire. I've recently become an owner of a beautiful 2015 Jaguar Xf. It's a car that I've coveted since their introduction and have now realised an ambition of owning one. Thanks for accepting my request to join the forum, I'm looking forward to learning lots from you very knowledgeable guys.
    3 points
  5. Just replaced the wheels on my XJ with 'Bionics' from an F-Pace, got the idea from another owner & really love the outcome πŸ™‚ I've kept the original Callisto 20" rims too just in case I decide to swap back.
    3 points
  6. Hi Jon ,sorry to hear about your car hopefully the repairs go smoothly and you get the car back soon ,as for the Mot you are legally allowed to drive a car with an expired mot to a pre booked test station for its test ,regards Dan
    3 points
  7. Hi Andrew, I like Meguiars gold class easy on and off ,good reflection & protection & good bead in rain ,Dan
    3 points
  8. Lenses crystal clear thank you. The lenses were milky when I bought the car so it was one of the first jobs to do. Followed by an Ebay kit to give me DRL lights hidden in the front indicators. Realistically, I don't see the beam pattern throwing any further; things on the road and verge are just much better lit. For some illogical reason I couldn't stick the mixture of LED and halogen main beam lighting so treated the car to main beam LEDs. It feels spectacular now.
    3 points
  9. Hi Mark, Thank you. Since posting I recently had one of my cars paint and interior detailed, wheels refurbed and coating added. It looks great. I do try my self to keep them looking presentable but the XJ I only bought last year really need a lot of time spent on it, which I have not had. I am really pleased with the results. Best Regards, Julie.
    3 points
  10. I had a 2009 auto diesel estate. Bought with 90k miles on it sold with 140k on it. very few problems but like all cars you need to look after it. always use premium fuel, change oil and filter at approx 9k and take it for a good run about once a month. find a good independent garage that has a good reputation. I had to part with it due to health issues and having to surrender my licence, cheers Rod
    3 points
  11. I would say if it fits your criteria for your next car then yes. They always seem to get good reviews, even from those reviewers that are somewhat scathing about British cars. All depends exactly what you want but you shouldn't go too far wrong. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜„
    3 points
  12. I feel that I have been lucky with my ownership of a 2.7 S Type 2007 auto since 2009 when it was 2 years old. My visits to this forum for advice re car troubles has become more regular over the last 3 years and I have now arrived at the junction where a decision has to be made. I have spent over Β£1200 on my S Type 2.7 over the last 2 years and have MOT advisories for next year that would mean a few hundred more. It is time to part company. I simply don't like the XF or XE as much as the S Type and as it was the looks and driveability of my S Type that brought me to Jaguar in the first place, I have therefore reluctantly decided to move away from Jaguar altogether for my next vehicle. I am very thankful to all members who have contributed towards my online ramblings whilst trying to keep my S Type running. The membership of this club has been very helpful. These forums almost always have the answer if you search long enough. I wish everyone continued good motoring
    3 points
  13. SOLD 2005 (Facelift model) JAGUAR S-Type SPORT. 2.5 V6 Petrol. First Registered: 09.09.2025. Purchased this extremely good looking and well presented car April 2021 at 60,00 miles. It has now completed 67,000 miles. Since my ownership it has been service annually (approx. 4000 miles per year.) On purchase the car was supplied with a good service history record, was re MOT`d, at my request and was subjected to Gear box Service (Oil and Filter) and NEW 95 Amp/Hr Battery fitted. Is fitted with CTEK monitor and quick plug in adapter in the boot area, (this saves having to connect each time to the battery see photos) . The car is now on a personal registration plate, which will be sold with the car. The model, being a Champagne Metallic Colour (Paint Code MDZ) and a SPORT model, is a somewhat rare car. SPORT model defines that there is no wood veneer on the interior and is fitted with Carbon Fibre type finish panels, along with Two Tone Grey Leather seating and panelling. I would not attempt to suggest that the car is β€œPristine”, but it is however in extremely good, eye catching condition, with a few very small blemishes form stone chips etc, etc. These are not distracting from the overall condition and presentation of the car. The car drives and rides beautifully smooth and everything of original fitment to the car works as it should do. All Electric Windows, Navigation, CD and Six Stack Player, Air Conditioning, Stereo Radio, Alloy Wheels etc., etc. All original Jaguar Documentation is with the car. There is a fully detailed (and invoices) service/repair history supplied which has been collated by myself, since owning the car. Details listed below: April 2021 Car Purchased with new MOT and Gearbox Service (requested by myself as part of the deal) 08.05.2021. Changed to Personal Registration Number. 14.07.2021. Full Service @ 61847 mls, including: Bosch Fuel Filter, Bosch Air Filter, Bosch Oil Filter. Platinum 5W40 Engine Oil. At same service (due to misfire on Cylinder 3) Inlet Manifold was removed, six New Jaguar Manifold Gaskets replaced six New Ignition Coils fitted, six New NGK Platinum Spark Plugs fitted. All undertaken as per invoice No: 18986 Β£429.20 18.09.2021. 62878 mls. Upstream and Downstream lambda Sensors replaced Bank 1. (Denso OE Parts) 04.10.2021. 62994 mls. Actuator on Fuel Filler Door replaced due to it breaking. 06.11.2021. 63741 mls. 2x New Dipped Beam Bulbs replaced. Ring Xenon 200 HF. 13.11.2021. 63832 mls. New Catalytic Convertor Fitted (Code P0420). 31.12.2021. 64434 mls. New Windscreen Wiper Blades fitted. 04.03.2022. 65038 mls. Hydraulic Brake Fluid Tested (Good condition, under 1%) 30.03.2022. 65247 mls. MOT and Oil/Filter change. (3,400 mls since last oil change). All wheels removed for inspection of disks and pads (all reported as good). Plastic covers on sills removed for inspection. N/S sill had minor rust hole forming. (Sill replaced as detailed further on.). O/S sill reported as needing replacing soon. 13.04.2022. 65282 mls. Two New Front Tyres fitted and Steering Geometry reset. Pirelli Zero GT 245/40 ZR 18 97Y. 09.05.2022. 65789 mls. Removed plastic sill covers, N/S sill welded small hole, O/S sill removed and New Sill weld fitted. Everything under car was rust treated, painted and undersealed. Whole underside of car was Re-undersealed with HM Kurust Tetroseal Wax Rustproof Black Β£639.92p. 01.10.2022. 67000 mls. New Rear O/S Wheel Speed Sensor fitted. Invoices on vehicle file for all of above listed jobs undertaken whilst car in my ownership. Many references/submissions on this car exist on this Forum. Genuine reasons for having to unfortunately part with this very well cared for and appreciated car. PRICE: Β£4000 or near offer considered. Vehicle is currently SORN`d and is not insured (at 27.09.2022) IF ANY QUESTIONS, QUERIES, OFFERS, etc., etc., PLEASE CONTACT ME ON THIS FORUM VIA PRIVATE MESSAGING. Thank You and Regards.
    3 points
  14. Hi everyone. I'm here with a view to selling my father's XF. He's 87 and his Jag has mainly sat in his garage for the last 12 years. He was happy just owning it for the most part! He's now deaf as a post and never drives it at all, so I'm selling it on his behalf. It is, as you would expect, absolutely immaculate. Anyone who may be interested, feel free to email me initially. bill_woodhead@hotmail.com.
    3 points
  15. Here you can see the system before installation and once fitted to the car. It's very difficult for me to get in position to take the photo so this is as close as I could get. I doubt that anybody not conversant with our cars could tell that it isn't OEM. The camera itself works well with all the usual functions and is controlled via an app on your phone.
    3 points
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  17. I had similar issue on my 2017 F-Pace last week, dealer got me 80% from JLR. I called them and argued then demanded to speak to a manager and he came back and said they will pay 100%, the diagnostic was also covered in this. I quoted consumer rights act of 2015, sold faulty goods and told them they have 1 opportunity to repair or replace and must do so without cost to me, in a reasonable time-frame and with out causing un-necessary inconvenience. They offered a hire car if the dealer did not have a loan car. I should get my car back next tues with brand new turbo, engine and DPF fitted.
    3 points
  18. Here's my obligatory photo of my X Type
    2 points
  19. Hi Jamie - A big welcome to the club- enjoy your Jaguar experience I still enjoy mine -I'm a cruise driver and enjoy the comfort of My X-Type
    2 points
  20. Retirement, that is. I really, in all conscience can't see me driving my XF-s once I've finished work in a few months time. Althopugh she is, hands down the best car I have ever owned. So... Electric? Hybrid? A small hatchback for trips to the supermarket? A pox on that πŸ˜‰ Time to start looking for my retirement car... an XF-R or maybe XF-R S πŸ™‚ Hmm... V8, 5L, Spercharged. Sounds like an ideal retirement present to oneself πŸ™‚
    2 points
  21. A big welcome to our Jaguar club Paul I'm sure you will find the members will all like to hear about your car and if you have any photo's they are always a good starting point ??
    2 points
  22. Paul I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My best wishes to her. I hope you quickly receives the treatment she needs. Take care of your self also and a speedy recovery. Regards, Julie.
    2 points
  23. Hi Richard to be really honest with you --you should take the Β£600 -I gave my 02 X type to my son it has no marks or scratches on it and full MOT and was said to be worth about Β£800 ????
    2 points
  24. I had the same problem. Disconnecting the battery is a temporary solution. To fix it for good, you need to access the CJB (Central Junction Box) in the rear trunk. It is located on the right hand side of the trunk. You must remove the fabric liner. Once you have access to the CJB (box right above the battery with the 3 big relays), disconnect the positive from the battery. There are two connectors close to the floor (lower portion of the CJB). One is brown and one is purple. The problem is with the brown one. Since you are there, fix both of them! Disconnect them. Wwhen disconnecting the purple one, the parking lights will turn on (this is ok). Rub your finger on the connectors, you will feel moisture. Use a hair dryer or a heat gun and dry them. You will see some corrosion on the pins (CJB). I used a file to remove the corrosion. I also used a tiny screwdriver (used to fix watches) to scrape the female pins inside the connectors. Once completed, plug them back and reconnect the battery. Try the hazards by pressing the console button. If not working properly, repeat the file and tiny screwdriver steps. Once everything is ok, disconnect the two connectors (brown and purple) and add dielectric grease to the connectors. Plug them back and you should be good to go!
    2 points
  25. It was 4 years ago so no link I'm afraid. If you search for 'switchback' there are several kits that look a lot like the one I fitted. Here's a youtube link with a wiring diagram I copied; I didn't do the conversion to make the kit bulbs into 'proper' bayonet fittings; the rubber bungs on the kit bulbs fitted perfectly and have remained in place for 4 years, passing 3 MoT inspections in the meantime without comment.
    2 points
  26. I've been using Twenty20 Compact H7 bulbs in my '04 3.0 SE since September '22. They give a much improved light and and MoT-passing beam pattern. They agree with the canbus system. I chose Twenty20 H7 Twenty20 Compact LED Headlight Bulbs (Pair) | CANBus Ready LED's (autobulbsdirect.co.uk) because there is no bulky fan and the standard headlight covers fit back on nicely. I am aware that LED bulbs in an originally Halogen-equipped car is an MoT failure point, but I took mine to a no-appointment MoT garage, ready to change the LED bulbs out for the standard H7 bulbs and re-present the car minutes later, but no need. MoT passed last November and smiles all round.
    2 points
  27. Hi will either be for some accessory or transit relay, for when the car ws ne and in storage cheers Joe
    2 points
  28. Always wanted one -then now had one for just over 10 yrs -great car love it .Still looks like new ???
    2 points
  29. hi ideally you need to check that the fuel pump is still running when it cuts out you need to find the pump and when it stops confirms its running , if not, check voltage at the pump, if theres no voltage, check as above, check all connections, fuses, relays, have a look here for manuals and wiring diagrams http://www.jagrepair.com/ cheers Joe
    2 points
  30. Hi there David. Pics look lovely but as per previous thread, would need more information really. Aware car age is MOT exempt, but can be useful for car to have MOT To prove roadworthiness, Believe manual from pics. Does car still run and drive ok? Ant problems/issues with gearbox/brakes etc. Finally any service history with car. Receipts for work done etc, More info you can provide, hopefully will allow a more accurate valuation. As car could be pristine and worth A, or only really useful for spares and worth Z. Dont think its the latter due to pics, but need details to try and judge at what point it falls in the alphabet. I'd just do a search on cars and classic/ebay etc, and try to find what you think is a similar car and set a price from there.
    2 points
  31. Hi As above, but make sure you use one with a fuse inline, as close to the battery as possible otherwise if you get a short on that wiring it will just catch fire cheers Joe
    2 points
  32. You are 100% right Dave, my auto electrician said that LED was (generally) a waste due to cheap LED quality making LED conversions potentially worse lighting than the standard set up. So if you have knowledge of better quality bulbs, and will try them in the S-Type, all good! I await how you get on with interest, or if I get to it before you I may give these LEDs a go! Or try some 100W H7s as an interim measure. Thanks for raising (and potentially solving πŸ˜†!) the issue, most interesting! πŸ‘πŸ˜€
    2 points
  33. Many thanks, managed to get out and connect the charger and all working OK πŸ‘
    2 points
  34. You can buy portable chargers, the AA etc carry them to jump cars, dont think they are particularly cheap and dont think they charge you battery by much I am afraid. Have heard solar trickle charges are good once battery is charged.
    2 points
  35. Hi Good Afternoon, I've joined the club as I'm potentially going to be the owner of a 51 plate 3.0ltr V6 'S' type. The car is currently owned by our friends father who after ill health has hung up his driving gloves and the car has been off the road for over 3 years. Any hints and tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
    2 points
  36. Hi Mark, straight back to the garage if you ask me. The parts they changed obviously did not need changing, so charging you Β£650 to replace these parts that did not fix the problem should be instantly refunded.
    2 points
  37. Hi Stephen -- A big welcome to the club and pleased to hear you like your Jaguar XF I cant really help with advice but I'm sure someone will help you ----- Frank
    2 points
  38. David With the CTEK you can buy a easy plug in adapter (I have one on my S-Type) which will show you the battery charge with a series of traffic lights colours, and allows a quick plug in when you want/need to use the CTEK. I find it adequate to control/identify the state of the battery. I do though religiously put mine on the CTEK at least once per month and for at least twelve hours. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304658209966?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818143230%26meid%3Dfea948544cb1430bb818233e7baa26d0%26pid%3D101224%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D275466040484%26itm%3D304658209966%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganicWeb%26brand%3DCTEK&_trksid=p2047675.c101224.m-1 Best Wishes and Regards, John
    2 points
  39. iCarsoft PRO is a very good and comprehensive tool. But as the media would say "Other Brands are Available" . Regards, John
    2 points
  40. Hi John, Its a Beautiful looking car. I am sure some would love it. Kind Regards, Julie.
    2 points
  41. If you have one of these nearby worth a punt Pirelli Performance Centre They wont fix the suspension issue (i dont think), but can hopefully tell you what the issue is, and if no issue should sort out wheel alignment.
    2 points
  42. Tanveer This is back to "The Golden Oldie" .......... is supermarket petrol any different to major brands E.G. BP, Shell and "Other brands that are readily available" It is a very motive subject and probably revolves around does the "Supermarket Brands" have the same additives as claimed by the "Brands". I doubt the truth of this will ever be disclosed by either side in the competitive market of petrol/fuels. The Brands always seem to advertise their additive values of their petrol`s, but I personally do not recall seeing any supermarket fuels having their additives listed or promoted. However, I do recall a conversation I once had with a Petrol delivery driver in a fuel station, on this subject of Brands v Supermarket. It was actually in a BP Petrol Station and that said drivers reply was, "I have never understood what all of the fuss is about. All of the fuels, no matter where they end up, all come from the same tanks at the refineries where we load the fuel." Personally I found this statement a little hard to accept .............. but who knows. I suspect that there may be a person or persons on this forum that is in possession or actual knowledge of the differences (if any) on the fuels as supplied by "Brands" and as supplied by "Supermarkets". Like you I would really like to have a definitive answer on this subject. Meanwhile I will stick with "Branded Fuels" , rightly or wrongly . Best Wishes and Regards, John
    2 points
  43. Absolutely spot on that mate, job done! One interesting point, I had a look at the user manual and it doesn't even mention the puddle lights at all.
    2 points
  44. Sorry - schoolboy error! XF D 3.0 S...
    2 points
  45. NOT really how I would expect a private seller to respond to this statement. Consideration to removing the post should be made. Unless the status can be proved otherwise. Regards, John
    2 points
  46. Charles Welcome to the club/forum. As for electrical/battery problems, these are Jaguars and you will soon grasp that they are charge hungry. Parasitic drain is very common and you will need to keep your battery in good condition and well charged. The popular piece of equipment is a CTEK MS 7 0r MS 10, Charger/Re-conditioner. I put my S-Type on a CTEK MS 7 as often as I can and certainly at least once per month. It really does stop a lot of unnecessary yellow light and messages that are only generated because of low battery charge. Well worth the investment and effort to keep battery in good condition and charge. Best Wishes and Regards, John
    2 points
  47. In behind that grill is the air sensor and fan. Generally, the reason for the buzzing is a build up of dust. Try a squirt of compressed air from one of those computer cleaning cans.
    2 points
  48. This is a reluctant sale due to ill health, of a 1997 Jaguar XK8 Coupe, with a complete history, located near Lancaster. The car is finished in Antigua Blue with pristine Oatmeal Classic Leather interior and brand new head lining and is in very nice original condition.The car has covered 69,600 miles with three owners, current owner since 25/05/05, at 49,600 miles. It is fitted with all possible optional extras available at the time, including cruise control, CATS suspension with 18inch wheels, Driver's Pack and original Bosch telephone in working order.The car comes with full service history, all MOT certificates and invoices, original handover documents, comprehensive optional extras invoice. "Owner's Guide" on stereo cassette and a mint condition of "The Cat is Back", a glossy product training manual for "The Jaguar Sales Specialist."The original sale was to Arnold James Burton, son of Sir Montague Burton, (founder of Burton's Tailors), who was a respected rally driver and philanthropist. Now offered at Β£6250. Tel 015242 21624, Mob 07533 781817, email bray.mike.j@gmail.com
    2 points
  49. George I think a few more details of the wheels like what they will fit, what size they are, photos etc, etc, may help on this submission. Best Wishes and Regards, John
    2 points
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