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  1. 7 points
    Robert, With respect ……..as an ex University lecturer I would have thought that you would realise that there are several common sense ways of diminishing the damage to your ‘writings’ and thus reducing your rising heart rate! As a person who has a movement disorder (Generalised Dystonia) which means that among other things i have ‘wandering fingers’ that continually make typing mistakes and often delete whole messages, (which as you say is infuriating)………. I ALWAYS write everything in ‘Word’ first and save it as I go, then ‘copy and paste’ what I have written into the relevant destination. That way if I lose it I always have a copy. Simple common sense really! I think your criticism of the technical make up of this forum is quite unfair and unwarranted, as it is manned and run exclusively by volunteers, in their own unpaid time, for our benefit. (that is for my benefit AND yours), and thus should be applauded for their hard work and endeavours. We are all flawed human beings Robert. None of us are perfect. If there are deep seated problems with access to the forum as you suggest, nobody else has posted a complaint, which does seem odd, given your technical explanation! Always remember that there are other more subtle ways to complain such as a ‘private message’ to a moderator, without resorting to irate comments which do absolutely nothing to enhance the reputation of University lecturers, or even ex lecturers. Always treat others the way you would like to be treated by them! Have a nice day. John Kirk
  2. 6 points
    As an S-Type owner, you'll be aware (I guess) of how sensitive the electronics is to low battery voltage. You'll maybe not know though, what you're expected to do after dis-connecting and re-connecting the battery. I've put together a PDF document which takes you through the procedure step by step. Nothing that isn't readily available elsewhere but just gathered together and (in my view) logically ordered into a single reference. It also includes how to get the audio system working when you don't have the security code I've been asked for it so many times that I though I'd make a thread just for access to that document so here it is:- Battery reset.pdf
  3. 6 points
    The Jag Specialist. Unit 7a Gunhills Lane Ind. EST. Armthorpe. Doncaster. South Yorkshire. DN3 3EB. www thejagspecialist.com Lots of reviews on line. Level 4 Jaguar Master Tech and ATA registered Master Tech. S Type loan car available.
  4. 5 points
    eBay item I know that several members of the forum are keen on obtaining an Audio Connectivity Module kit for S-Type, X-Type and XJ. Please beware. This is NOT what it purports to be. It is, in fact, only parts of the Jaguar Audio Connectivity Module and will NOT function properly, regardless of what the seller tells you. There are several items missing. The seller is clearly not selling what he says he is and anybody who wasn't aware of what an ACM should consist of will be taken in by it. I have reported it to eBay but I assume they will take their usual lackadaisical stance.
  5. 5 points
    Right guys ive had a look for a topic like this and couldnt find one. I thought it may be good to have a topic where we can show off our pride and joys. Heres my 2003 3.0 s-type after its 10th wash, wax and detail in two months! ( yes I know a bit obsessive )
  6. 5 points
    Hello everyone. I just thought i would share this experience with you all because i hope it will help some of you out and prevent this series of events coming your way. I recently was having issues with my 2.2D X Type where i would have flat spots under acceleration, kangerooing and simply lack of power. When this would happen my car would go into limp mode and i would have the flashing glow plug light come on. My first point of call was to look for a turbo leak. I had the usual split intercooler pipe coming from the EGR valve. After fitting a new one the fault still existed. So i now replaced the EGR valve in case this was the problem... nope. After some brainstorming i moved on to the MAF sensor, nice and easy job and only £25. Still no change. Clutching at hairs i now aimed for my MAP sensor as the symptoms fit with hard acceleration, turbo pressure gets high etc... After a real struggle i managed to fit a new MAP sensor and believe me that was a struggle there is next to no space down towards the bottom of the intercooler hose. Much to my disappointment this did not solve the problem either... only to find that after all of this work it was my Turbo Actuator that had failed on me! This is apparently a very common fault with the diesel x type, s type and mondeos! So to all if your car has the symptoms i described in the beginning of this post (loss of power, flat spots, hesitation, or kangerooing around 2 - 3000rpm) then i would try the turbo actuator first before putting yourself out for the rest of the work. The actuator is not a big job at all. Hope this is of some use to people!
  7. 5 points
    There isn't a production X type R. The r on the back of an S type, XJ or XK means they are fitted with a super charger. The R on the back of an X type means some ones stuck a badge on it.
  8. 4 points
    I think that it can't be too long before an S-Type owner switches on the ignition and gets the horrific shock of seeing multiple failures all being reported at once. The problem is that the electronics in our cars is susceptible to firmware corruption at low voltages and as a result the car will try to "fail safe" by shutting down various systems when it detects a low voltage state. In days gone by, you'd get a warning of impending battery failure because the lights would go dim and the starter motor would make the instantly recognizable churning noise. Not so with our cars though. The first indication is when you get the heart-stopping song and dance routine on the instrument panel. Following advice, I adopted the following solution and offer it here as food for thought. I tend to put my car's battery on trickle charge once a week overnight. Since I started doing so, I've never suffered the failure routine again. Being of a generally lazy disposition though, it had to be easy I wanted a trickle charger that would condition the battery and could remain connected without any possibility of damaging the battery or associated electronics in the car. I chose a CTEK trickle charger following advice and a fair bit of research (I HATE to spend money and not get the best value). CTEK's web site Further, I wasn't keen on lifting the boot floor and messing with crocodile clips so I went for their panel socket which is a small panel fitted in the boot lining. It has a three colour flashing LED system to indicate battery condition. I've found this to be somewhat pessimistic but, rather that than the other way round. Here is a Link showing what I did with my setup. I have the luck to be able to use this in a nice warm dry garage but I know of several who just plug the output lead of the CTEK in and close the boot lid outside their house and there seems to be no problem with water getting in to the boot. No. I don't work for CTEK I'm sure there are some equally good trickle chargers made by other manufacturers but this works for me.
  9. 4 points
    Hi all How about setting up a list of recommended independent garages up and down the country. I recommend:- E & E Services MK Ltd, 114 Tanners Drive, Milton Keynes. Colin Note:- E & E Services are now at 38 Tanners Drive.
  10. 4 points
    Hi all, With Peter's agreement, please find below, links to the official Jaguar S Type Workshop Manuals and Wiring Diagrams. They are in PDF format so easily viewable... and printable if you've enough paper ;) http://www.raistlin295.com/archive/download/jaguar/WSManual/WSManual.pdf http://www.raistlin295.com/archive/download/jaguar/Wiring/2002/S-Type%202002.5%20Elec%20Guide.pdf http://www.raistlin295.com/archive/download/jaguar/Wiring/2005/2005StypeElectrical.pdf http://www.raistlin295.com/archive/download/jaguar/Wiring/2006/2006STypeElectrical.pdf Perhaps, if found useful, a Mod could pin this thread somewhere?
  11. 4 points
    I have recently seen several post face-lift S-Types where the owners had no idea that they had power folding door mirrors. It seems that such conveniences are soon forgotten and as a result, dis-similar metal corrosion takes hold and seizes the bearings. So - do you have power folding mirrors? Unlike the post face-lift cars which had an additional switch in the driver's door pocket, the later cars have no visible indication. To operate the power folding mirrors post face-lift, ensure that the mirror selection switch in the driver's switchpack is set to the central position. Then press the circular positioning switch momentarily down at the rear most edge of the switch whilst watching your mirrors and listening. If your mirrors move smoothly in and out with alternate presses of the switch then all well and good If there is absolutely no discernible movement or the slightest creaking or clicking sound then you probably don't have power folding mirrors (simple enough to retro-fit though). However, when pressing the switch you might see the slightest twitch from one or both of the mirrors and / or hear a slight sound contemporaneously with the operation of the switch. This means that you have seized or partially seized power folding mirrors. My suggestion to free them off is as follows and has been tested on several S-Types with success:- Pop the mirror cover off if you can. Usually this can be achieved with a little judicious probing with a fine edged trim tool or CAREFUL probing with a small screwdriver. PLEASE be careful though as the clips are prone to break, especially in cold weather. In addition, if possible, remove the small lower pivot cover to give even more access. With the cover(s) off you will almost certainly see a load of white powdery corrosion. Brush this off as much as you can. Now, the ideal solution would be to dis-assemble the mirror and give it a darned good clean up but this option appears to be next to impossible, but I'll be grateful if somebody can gainsay me on that . Instead, use a can of spray lithium grease and spray the area of the pivot bearing copiously including externally straight into the joint between the fixed stanchion and the mirror body. Allow a few minutes for it to penetrate (the pressure of the aerosol assists in forcing the lubricant to where it is needed), then, with the engine running, to keep the battery charged, operate the switch and at the same time physically move the mirror on one side of the car. This is best done with two people for the driver's side and impossible to do without two people on the passenger side. You may need to be a little robust initially but feel for the mirror trying to move and then assist it to either fully retract or fully extend. Once the mirror moves full range with assistance you can then gradually reduce and then stop the assistance to gauge the efficacy of the lithium grease. Be prepared to take some considerable time doing this. The longest I've needed was 40 minutes. However the combination of the forced injection of lithium grease aided by the physical assistance will eventually free the mirror pivot up to the extent where it has free unassisted range of movement on both directions for most of the time. Further applications of lithium grease will assist as you progress. Once the mirrors are moving reasonably well, you can replace the covers and clean off the excess grease from the bodywork. Lithium grease is unlike normal grease in that it will quickly disappear when polished off with a rag. SOMETIMES, you can achieve the same result without removing the cover, just by spraying the grease into the joint. However, I would still advocate removing the covers to get a more comprehensive job done. Regular operation of the mirrors will keep them moving freely although you might like to add the lithium grease procedure to your normal maintenance, perhaps on a bi-monthly basis? The following Youtube video, which is not mine and which I hereby acknowledge the originator, may be of assistance but you really do not need to go to the trouble of removing the complete mirror assembly from the door, or removing the mirror glass, in my judgement. S-Type door mirror maintenance I hope this is of help
  12. 4 points
    Hi chaps, I have just bought my 2006 S-Type R and I must say that she is everything that I expected so this being my second post on the forum I thought that I would show her off a little. Thanks Escortmad for starting this thread. So here is my pride and joy.
  13. 4 points
    Like the topic and particularly interested as I've only had my gorgeous cat since Feb. I live between Bath and Bristol so any recommendations for this area would be welcome! Still smiling like a lunatic every time I drive it...... :P :P
  14. 4 points
    In 1946 when the Second World War had just ended, I was 10 years old and, having seen an SS Jaguar for the first time, I announced that "I would have a Jag when I was old enough to drive"! It took longer than intended but I eventually achieved my ambition in 2002 when I was 65 when I bought an ex-demo 3.0 Litre S Type with 4000 miles on the clock.From the outset this has been a "head turning" car maybe because of its unusual colour (Roman Bronze) and partly because of its 18 inch wheels. Whatever the reason, I have had, and still get, regular compliments from complete strangers. The car has no less than 61,000 miles on the clock as it enters its 12th year in my ownership and I have to say "It was worth the wait"
  15. 3 points
    Retro-fitting Bluetooth phone on the later model S-Types is a bit of a nightmare. Conventional wisdom has it that the BTUM socket, under the arm-rest storage bin will have eight wires if Bluetooth enabled or five wires otherwise has shown itself to be less than accurate recently. I've found several cars that have eight wires but they go to the wrong terminals in the BUTM connector and when traced back seem to bear no correlation at all to the available wiring diagrams. It can be done, but involves either running extra wiring from the boot to the BTUM socket or completely re-wiring a BTUM socket into the phone wiring in the boot. However, there is a much easier way and it relies on the combined Bluetooth / phone module fitted to very few of the last ever S-Types and also later X-Type models. The photograph illustrates the module you need and also shows the microphone (internal one shown here but external and arguably better one is available) and the Bluetooth aerial, complete with Fakra Z type connector which fits the module's aerial connector perfectly and can be had from fleabay for roughly a fiver. Ball park prices on fleabay, for example, would suggest that the components required to do the retro-fit the old way would cost £200. The newer combined module plus the aerial can be had for under £100 so, half the cost and a much easier fit. In addition, the later module allows the touchscreen to display signal strength and phone service supplier as well as allowing up to six different phones to be paired, unlike the earlier setup which allows only one pairing at a time. installation of the module is on the back of the Kaiser panel in the boot, which is directly behind the DVD, CDC, AMP stack. The module is a little smaller than the original so can either be bolted in to place with one bolt, or you could drill the Kaiser panel to secure it with four bolts. In my view, a sufficiently tightened single bolt will do the job. Then all that is required is to plug in the connector which will already be in the loom, make a D2B (fibre optic loop) connection, and plug in the aerial. The aerial is not for the phone's connection to the outside world, it merely serves for the Bluetooth wireless link and as such, it will work perfectly well if located under the parcel shelf or just behind the rear seats. There is no requirement to get it into the arm-rest storage cavity. It can be completely concealed. Initial pairing is the same procedure as for the earlier setup, except that it seems to pair a lot more quickly, gives you a real-time signal strength, directly from the phone, and also tells you the phone service provider. Well, that's the basics. It took Steve Foxton and I something in the region of thirty minutes to install his Bluetooth setup, start to finish, today. Albeit that the microphone was already installed for Jaguar Voice, but even allowing time for the microphone to be fitted it should be doable in less than an hour I'd say. This has to be one of the simplest retro-fits yet, and it works brilliantly.
  16. 3 points
    Below are the results from using the clay if anyone is still interested. Hard for the glass like finish to show in silver especially in photos but up close looks like a mirror. If anyone else has good results share your photos. Cheers Bromers.
  17. 3 points
    we had a chap at work who was told his turbo was knackered! and would cost over £600 +vat .... but we checked it out with this list and it turned out to be the actuator ! cost of repair £82 and we fitted it in half an hour. guess what though weeks later he sold the car....
  18. 3 points
    Unlike Peter, I have only been a moderator here of just over a year, but in that time, like him, I've only ever noticed one member who clearly hasn't read the rules or thinks themselves above mere petty limitations, even when they are mildly pointed in the right direction. That being the case, I believe that, for the greatest majority of our users, the location and content of the forum rules is just about right. Of course, I also firmly believe that almost everybody in this club doesn't actually need the rules because they conduct themselves, naturally, with the decorum one might expect. I am involved in moderation and admin in several (unrelated) fora and they are usually like the proverbial bear garden compared to here, for which, for what it might be worth, I'd like to thank club members
  19. 3 points
    I'm beginning to wonder whether "please" and "thank you" were just figments of my imagination. I am involved as an admin on another, non related, but technical forum and just recently I've been noticing the number of times members of that forum demand the answers to questions without a hint of courtesy and, if a good answer is given, can't be bothered to thank the provider of the information in reply. One particular new forum member has started five different threads in the last 24 hours, each with what I can only describe as a demand for information. So much so that one of the moderators has gently reminded him that it might be prudent to use a little courtesy. This was done by private message rather than embarrass the member by mentioning it publicly. The reply the moderator received is as follows:- "wot the f*** as it got to do with u" (sic) Thank the lord for the JoC forum where courtesy abounds :D Cheers everybody, this forum is a pleasure to visit, in my view.
  20. 3 points
    Bought my first jag at 19, a beautiful 1967 red S1 coupe , wire wheels 8 track the works paid £1900 back in 69 from Blue circle garage in Cheadle hulme and to the present day have owned 16 of this gorgeous marque. My love affair with these cars has far outlasted my 4 marriages and will continue to do so
  21. 3 points
    Hi Paul I have fitted a few in car pc's for audio and navigation, but nowadays your mobile phone is way faster than most tablets or pc's I use my android phone which is extremely fast and i can do it all by voice command and theres a huge selection of apps out there I fitted a Rii geartist GB01, which is a bluetooth fm transmitter, but is extremely clear and sound quality is superb, no noise or hissing basically when im in the car, my phone pairs to the car for hands free but any media sound is transfered to the paired gb01 to a fm stereo channel so i can play all my music and i use google maps or co-pilot for sat nav, with google maps you get steet view, which is great and you can use nav apps like co pilot which is great and tomtom all have live traffic and cameras my phone sits high on the dash on a custom bracket, sits just above touch screen which looks greats, sound comes out of car speakers and is all voice controlled I can even position my phone a bit higher and use apps like dash buddy which will video windscreen view as i see it just in case there a accident in front you have much more access to apps and internet with your phone I have a sony xperia z3+ and its brilliant in car, my xperia is 8x1500mhz cores, over 20 mega pixel camera, 4g, records 4k and plays 4k, has a 128gb micro sd in it, much better than most tablets and pc's eventually i will buy a navtool which i will be able to send the phone screen, through hdmi to the jaguar touch screen, was going to buy a ACM, but since using my phone with the car, its much better cheers Joe
  22. 3 points
    I put these on mine a few weeks ago, they are 18" tritons.
  23. 3 points
    TROLL Read Disclaimer Also, how can you con someone with a free site?
  24. 3 points
    Hi Paul, Being polite costa nothing, and I also wonder where it has gone. One of the big problems is that many people use the anonymity of the internet to be nasty when they would not have the courage to do so face to face. I too appreciate that the JOC is a friendly club with tolerant moderators. Regards, Peter.
  25. 3 points
    Go and hire a big America dodge ram for a weekend 6.0 V12 sort of size you will be glad to get your jag back believe me !!

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