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    Hi All Jaguar Meet at RAF cosford today Good day out, stayed dry at least, great selection of Jaguars took some pics and made a slideshow Cheers Joe
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    Thank you Joe, for your video and it seems to have been a great day out and with plenty of jaguars on show. Regards Tom.
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    Hi All Went to Festival of 1000 Classic Cars & Classic Motorcycle Show, Hosted by Cholmondeley Castle today. took some photo's and made a slide show, thought I would post it up great day and great weather today, plenty of cars to look at. cheers Joe
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    85 in a few weeks -- I hope to finish successfully my IAM course before I am 86. Peter.
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    hi usually valve stem seals, did you use genuine jaguar ones, some after market ones are really poor quality could also be the crankcase pcv, it controls the pressure in the crankcase, they stick as they get old and cause the pressure to rise in the engine case and cause oil to be pushed past the piston ring and smoke its on the left side of the engine and is like a round disc this is a common problem on higher miles cars cheers Joe
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    It sounds more like a situation of debris or uneven surface on the runners which would automatically bounce down the windows as though there is an obstruction. I have got round this in the past by spraying Silicon spray into the guide runners which the glass runs up and down and this has cured it.
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    I just found this; https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xf-xfr-x250-44/interior-lighting-possessed-163914/ may be something of an answer..?
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    Thank you so much Peter. The DVLA/Gov records just said Silver. After a bit of research I discovered that you can ask Jaguar Heritage a "research question" on a car for £5. I did this and they replied within a day with the exact colour from the build sheet. It was Satin Silver, as I hoped, and we have now bought the car. Yay!
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    Hi Jon, I’m afraid I can’t really help, but weirdly I had exactly that happen to me yesterday in my 2011 XF. It was daytime so not a serious issue, but it’s never happened before (that I’ve noticed) and I’d just seen this post earlier. I’ll keep an eye on it and see if it persists. I really am no expert so I can only hazard a guess, but as it was the first decently warm day this year, maybe a sensor or something is expanding with age and heat possibly. Hope someone on here has experienced (and fixed) this! cheers Ian
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    There are some who remember this aeroplane --- it was very useful in WW2, and it had a unique exhaust system. Other aircraft's exhaust systens flamed when the engine started, which did not help at night. This aircraft had an exhaust that did not flame. The designer of this exhaust system was a young engineer name Malcolm Sayer, who some years later modified the Jagaur XK 120, [the C type] and the XK 140 [the D Type], both great racing cars, and who designed the car described as "the most beautiful car I have ever seen" and that was from Enzo Ferrari. Malcolm Sayer was asked by Bill Lyons to design a successor for the D type, and did so. The E type shown is being drivenby Mary Sayer, the youngest daughter of Malcolm.
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    This is a good place to start, I did the same when I got mine although she wasn't as bad as yours by the sounds of it! Do a full service including oil and filters if you like and want to keep her 😉 PS. You're probably aware the inlet manifold needs to come off to access one bank of cylinders. Get gaskets for this and give everything a clean and lube while you're in there 👍
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    Thanks for that Joe really enjoyed slide show some really great shots with lots of Jaguar's ---I cant go far now because of health reasons so really appreciate the photo's . Frank
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    Well you certainly had the right weather for it Joe Looks like a great event
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    Did some long distance motorway driving last week. Couldn’t believe it when the car returned 51 mpg. The hub must have been sticking for last few years - no play at all in it, just an intermittent squeak.
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    Hi all, Thank you all for allowing me to join. I surprised my wife with a 1991 Vanden Plas on her birthday, it was the exact model and year that she wanted. This is a new experience for me as I've never owned a jaguar before(I've never owned anything in my life but Fords) and I dont know much about the Jaguar brand. Being a gearhead and my own mechanic I am eager to learn anything and everything about this car so I can show it the proper love and care that it deserves. Thank you for allowing me to join this page and access the years of experience and knowledge within it. I am certain it will be a major help in this journey. Starting with the wiring issues that are driving me insane.
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    HI Guys I am very reluctantly selling my Big Cat . I have a new BMW arriving this coming Thursday . I have owned the car for 3 and a half years . The Full History is with the car , it has recently had a Major Service , New Discs and Pads fitted all round , Alloys refurbished , New Tyres , Both EGR valves have been replaced , DPF , the car has wanted for nothing . The Automatic Gearbox has been serviced also it drives as smooth as silk. I have a Huge dossier of all the history and All work done .plus all MOT'S , THE CURRENT MOT IS 8TH October 2019 As is the Car Tax which will be refunded to me on Sale . It has HID lighting , all LED lighting throughout the car Cree Lighting ., it also has Laser lights which Project the Jaguar logo when opening the doors . It has every conceivable extra . I have loved the car , and it will be heart wrenching to see her go Really. Electric mirrors , Sat Navigation , touchscreen , 6 cd changer , Electric everything , Full Leather interior .The list goes on and on , Too much to List !! the mileage is 112,000 which is as you know nothing for these cars . It is in Silver and looks Amazing . and She drives just like the day it was made REALLY. It get washed and polished every week , I am asking for £2800 which is an absolute BARGAIN !!!! I don't really want to give the car to the dealer as a part exchange ,THIS REALLY IS A GENUINE CAR I would sooner she go to a JAGUAR LOVER . I am a Genuine Person .THE FIRST TO SEE WILL BITE MY HAND OFF !!! THATS BEFORE YOU EVEN DRIVE HER . ANY TRIAL WHATSOEVER , AA / RAC or your own Mechanic can go ALL OVER THE CAR . Everything has been done on this car . DONT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE REALLY !!!!!! .IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GET IN TOUCH ASAP , AS MY NEW CAR ARRIVES THURSDAY OR FRIDAY .!!!! 07534999108. or home 0151-480-1543 I have only advertised the car on this forum to give All Jaguar Lovers the chance to own Her. Thank You for looking My Kindest Regards PS ..DONT MISS THIS CAR !!!! Mally. .
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    I've just dropped my car off at The Wheel Specialists, and thought I'd check to see if they are on the discount list - and they are. I gave them a quick call and got a very worthwhile 15% off 🙂 So lamenting the empty space in my garage has been somewhat diminished (but not entirely) by the saving of £50!
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    And there's me, feeling ancient, at 63!
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    When I passed my test hand signals were obligatory. Think of a dull day in November in a mini with sliding windows.
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    Quick update - this turned out to be a broken connector that Jaguar wanted £800 to replace the rear window, but I was able to solder in 10 mins at zero cost!
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    Hi Marcus, I believe the dashboard layout and most options have remained pretty stable over the life of the earlier XFs. There should be an option in the 'Vehicle' menu on the touchscreen 'Home' page to enable power folding of the mirrors. There should also be an option to drop down the nearside mirror when reversing, to better see the curb. The amount by which it drops down is also configurable, but that's something I haven't yet tried! As for right/left temperature split, there's a 'Sync' option somewhere on the 'Climate' menu on the touchscreen. This needs to be deselected to enable the left/right split. Once that's done, the pairs of up/down buttons in the righhand bottom cornet of the panel should allow driver and passenger to choose their own temperatures. Hope that helps! Cheers, Jon
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    Thanks for the welcome message.
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    I love my 2001 3.0 S Type sport! I know the main reason for these forums is to find answers to problems. But let's not focus on the negatives. Stand up and be proud. So who else loves their Jag???
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    Hi Peter, I know the clue is in your Nom de plume but "trafficator"!!!!, you're really starting to show your age now my friend! Mike
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    Too true, Ron. I find that leaving fog lights on when not necessary is as disconcerting a seeing a trafficator on when the driver is obviously not going to make a turn. Just careless driving. Peter.
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    Why would you buy a diesel? Well because in the 21st century they're Damn near as fast, 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and limited to 155mph, better on fuel, cheaper on tax, more reliable and on a real road on a real day will eat an S-type for breakfast. And I swapped a V8 S-type for my XF
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    I'm guessing the Mrs can't see this?! Haha
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    Superb car love it to bits, had the car for 10 months and wish I tried Jaguars before the only down side is the cost of fuel when I finish work on lates (12.30 in the morning) the motorways are fairly quiet so i tend to go for a spin, I live about 1.5 mile from work this tends to end up at a 50 mile journey!
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    Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU The Department for Transport said the system would also apply in the UK, despite Brexit. Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of lives. Road safety charity Brake called it a "landmark day", but the AA said "a little speed" helped with overtaking or joining motorways". Safety measures approved by the European Commission included intelligent speed assistance (ISA), advanced emergency braking and lane-keeping technology. The EU says the plan could help avoid 140,000 serious injuries by 2038 and aims ultimately to cut road deaths to zero by 2050. EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said: "Every year, 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error. "With the new advanced safety features that will become mandatory, we can have the same kind of impact as when safety belts were first introduced." What is speed limiting technology and how does it work? Under the ISA system, cars receive information via GPS and a digital map, telling the vehicle what the speed limit is. This can be combined with a video camera capable of recognising road signs. The system can be overridden temporarily. If a car is overtaking a lorry on a motorway and enters a lower speed-limit area, the driver can push down hard on the accelerator to complete the manoeuvre. A full on/off switch for the system is also envisaged, but this would lapse every time the vehicle is restarted. How soon will it become available? It's already coming into use. Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot-Citroen, Renault and Volvo already have models available with some of the ISA technology fitted. However, there is concern over whether current technology is sufficiently advanced for the system to work effectively. In particular, many cars already have a forward-facing camera, but there is a question mark over whether the sign-recognition technology is up to scratch. Other approved safety features for European cars, vans, trucks and buses include technology which provides a warning of driver drowsiness and distraction, such as when using a smartphone while driving, and a data recorder in case of an accident. What does it all mean in practice? Theo Leggett, business correspondent The idea that cars will be fitted with speed limiters - or to put it more accurately, "intelligent speed assistance" - is likely to upset a lot of drivers. Many of us are happy to break limits when it suits us and don't like the idea of Big Brother stepping in. However, the new system as it's currently envisaged will not force drivers to slow down. It is there to encourage them to do so, and to make them aware of what the limit is, but it can be overridden. Much like the cruise control in many current cars will hold a particular speed, or prevent you exceeding it, until you stamp on the accelerator. So it'll still be a free-for-all for speeding motorists then? Not quite. Under the new rules, cars will also be fitted with compulsory data recorders, or "black boxes". So if you have an accident, the police and your insurance company will know whether you've been going too fast. If you've been keeping your foot down and routinely ignoring the car's warnings, they may take a very dim view of your actions. In fact, it's this "spy on board" which may ultimately have a bigger impact on driver behaviour than any kind of speed limiter. It's easy to get away with reckless driving when there's only a handful of traffic cops around to stop you. Much harder when there's a spy in the cab recording your every move. All of this may well reduce accidents, but it won't eliminate them. You can force people to slow down, you can watch what they're doing, you can help them with emergency braking - but you can't get rid of basic bad driving. Unless, of course, you have self-driving cars. How has the idea been received? The move was welcomed by the European Transport Safety Council, an independent body which advises Brussels on transport safety matters. But it said it could be several months before the European Parliament and Council formally approve the measures. The European Parliament will not be able to consider the provisional rules until after its elections take place in May. UK statistics show more than 1,700 people are killed on UK roads every year, while Brake says speed is a contributory factor in about a quarter of all fatal crashes. Brake's campaigns director, Joshua Harris, said: "This is a landmark day for road safety. These measures will provide the biggest leap forward for road safety this century." The UK's Department for Transport said: "We continuously work with partners across the globe to improve the safety standards of all vehicles. These interventions are expected to deliver a step-change in road safety across Europe, including the UK." The Association of British Insurers held out the possibility that premiums could be reduced as a result. It said: "Motor insurers support measures aimed at improving road safety. Any steps that can be shown to make our roads safer, reducing road crashes and insurance claims, can be reflected in the cost of motor insurance." What do critics say? The AA thinks the system might have the unintended consequence of making drivers more reckless, not less. AA president Edmund King said there was no doubt that new in-car technology could save lives, adding there was "a good case" for autonomous emergency braking to be fitted in all cars. "When it comes to intelligent speed adaptation, the case is not so clear," he said. "The best speed limiter is the driver's right foot. "The right speed is often below the speed limit - for example, outside a school with children about - but with ISA, there may be a temptation to go at the top speed allowed." Mr King added: "Dodgem cars are all fitted with speed limiters, but they still seem to crash." HAVE YOUR SAY - VOTE IN THE POLL NOW!


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