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  1. 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!
  2. 4 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.
  3. 4 points
    Hi All Added some indicator bulb DRL/indicator LED bulbs today to my S-type R, For under £20 theres no ready to go kits for the PY21W bulbs our cars have, so i made a set. And i must admit they look great got the bulbs off ebay for under a £10 from Hong Kong, Came in under a week, they were so cheap i bought a extra couple of sets as spares I had to alter them completely, the led bulbs were a rubber grommet push in type, which i thought were poor. So what i did is mount the led bulbs in two spare indicator bulb holders, rubbers removed from new led's, lampholders drilled out, new led's glued into jaguar holder with PU adhesive, so they push in proper, and i used a old bulb base so it plugged straight into the old bulb holder, I don't like cutting and chopping the original wiring, this is fully reverseable and the old style bulbs can be plugged straight back in, No jaguar wiring or harnesses were damaged or injured in the process of this conversion, lol. One thing to remember on these, the lamp holders are wired different, the case of the bulb is positive and the centre is negative switched I tapped all the wiring in manufacturer style black cloth tape, for the OE look I also had to add a relay because jaguar use a permanent feed to the bulb and they switch the negative/earth to operate the bulb, so the relay converts the negative switch to positive switch The set came with resistors, but they are not needed as there controlled by a ecu and the resistance of the relay is enough for the ecu to recognise the bulb is healthy I got the jaguar indicator bulb holders and relays, there was only one s-type so 2x lamp holders and i got over a dozen relays, same as the smaller ones in the fuse box, for a Fiver, at my local scrappy, Mc Guinesses. I fed the DRL out of the fuse box in the engine bay, I can also turn them off there if i don't want them on all the time, mine come straight on as soon as the engine starts here are some pics KITS I BOUGHT LEDS IN MODIFIED JAGUAR BULB HOLDERS COMPLETED WIRING AND BULB HOLDERS HOW THERE WIRED AND LAST A QUICK VIDEO OF THEM WORKING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvgvBbQDSM&feature=youtu.be
  4. 4 points
    An XK120, with one owner from new, and costing £180 to buy, has seen sold at auction for £77,000. The owner, a mechanic, has covered over 300,000 miles in the car. The XK120 was the first car that Malcolm Sayer worked on when he joined Jaguar. The 120 was the speed of the car - over 120 mph. He was asked to get the speed up so the car could be used in competitions. He did this by the use of aerodynamics and the car was know known as the C type. - the competition car. He increased the speed that there was never an XK130. It was the motoring press who stared to call it the C type, and it was followed by the D Type, the XK140, and the XK150, known as the E type. The D type won 3 Le Mans 24 hour endurance races , and reached 196 miles per hour on the Mulsanne Strait at Le Mans. The style of following Jaguars sports cars -- look at the radiator grill on the d type - has been repeated in following XK models. Regards, Peter. A 1951 XK120 below.
  5. 4 points
    Mine has a separate voice module Graham It sits in the passenger seat No buttons fitted as standard but it can be disabled using gaffa tape
  6. 3 points
    I haven't really bought it for environmental; reasons , I wanted a car that was quiet and a bit nippy. The leaf fitted the bill with the advantage of saving me loads of money in fuel costs. At present I spend £170 a month on fuel, this will drop to £25 max, possible less as there are free charging points around. It is very quiet with all the modern gismos including 360 degree cameras. Its a lot faster than my diesel Jaguar on acceleration. The other main deciding factor was all the grants available even with a second hand one. I get a home charging point supplied and fitted for free. I agree they are not for everyone, it is a leap into the dark specially as its my only car, but once i have had it for a few months I should be able to get a toy for the weekend which will involve a V8 with a Jaguar badge
  7. 3 points
    First year of ownership, first Jag, first experience of owning a Marque! My thoughts so far. Never did I think I would ever own such a car, but when I saw her advertised I fell in love, I just knew inside I had to have her. Went to the dealers, saw her in the flesh, heard the engine, checked her over, even before we discussed cash, I wanted out of there, with her whisking me home, already anticipating the bursting pride I knew I would feel to be the owner of such a car…. What did the missus say “its smaller inside than the Omega” typical! She likes her now by the way Anyhow not to put a dampener on the experience, one year on, I still have the honour of saying I own a Jaguar, still get an excitement when I know I’ll be getting behind the wheel shortly, with the keys in my hand, I still look at her and admire her from afar. I still can’t believe I own her To the car its self Positives As mentioned love the shape, love the quality of the build, solid feeling, reassuring thud when the doors close, responsive, handles like a dream, road holding very good, haven’t pushed to hard yet though, goes like the wind, purred with original boxes on, now growls with the sports boxes, gearbox lovely and smooth, brakes fabulous, sport mode or not I love the acceleration from stand still, overtaking a dream and effortless, speed I couldn’t possibly comment firm supportive comfortable leather seats, love the layout of the interior, like the wood trim, love the alloys, folding mirrors, sound system even though it’s the basic, she’s a head turner, still getting admiring glances Negatives House Keys in the ignition dangle on my knee (quite annoying) firm suspension, not her fault, that’s what you get with a Sport model!, she does not like the go faster pedal being slammed to the floor for ‘Kick down’ she does some weird stuff that makes think a fault code is going to pop up, or I’m going to damage her, she prefers the slightly smoother approach, rather than the 'wham - bam' Not the biggest of boots, the ‘letter box’ opening behind the rear seats when they are folded is quite small therefore restricting the size of larger / longer ‘Stuff’ you may want to carry, I think the windows are a little on the small side, that’s perhaps just a personal opinion, not the easiest to clean the rear window at parcel shelf level, space saver wheel, doesn’t have all the toys, again not her fault, To conclude: Had I done a bit more research I probably would be driving the S Type ‘R’ but at this moment that will have to wait for a while (How long who knows) regarding those little niggly things, I can live with them, why? Because they make no difference to the experience of owning a fantastic car, one year on and I still can’t wait to get behind the wheel, Oh, and I still give her a little pat on the dash whenever the journey begins and ends Apologies for my waffling on, but just thought I would share my love affair with a superb car Steve
  8. 3 points
    I bought a 2.7 deisel on an 04 Plate, 3yrs ago. Over the first year I spent almost as much on repairs as I did on the purchase! However, since then (last two years) the car has been faultless, returns 38+ mpg combined, and is a joy to drive. My first jaguar was one of the original Mk 2s ~I'm in my 70s ~ and I always promised myself to buy another when I retired. My advice to anyone looking to buy an S type: have deep pockets, buy the best model you can afford, put right anything that needs fixing, regular maintenance and enjoy.
  9. 3 points
    Hi Jim, The Forum rules are there for all to see, and I see no reason to put them anywhere else. Other clubs do things in a different way and I have, in several years of being a moderator is this club, only ever had to remind one person to read the rules, from which I feel that there needs to be no alteration on how and where these Rules should be placed. New members do not want to be hit with a vast array of "legislation" when they join a club, and with only the odd exception, have members had a post deleted due to infringements of the rules. Members who join the club do appreciate that it is a friendly club and and appear rather to like the way it works. I would respectful suggest that if you don't agree with how this club operates that you devote more time to to the Jaguar related club that you run rather than the JOC. Regards, Peter.
  10. 3 points
    5 speed auto on all S-Types with 'manual' handbrake (up to 2002) 6 speed auto on everything with the electronic park brake (2002 onwards)
  11. 3 points
    TROLL Read Disclaimer Also, how can you con someone with a free site?
  12. 3 points
    Hi Steve, Bell Lane Garage (Jaguar Independent), Langthwaite Business Park, South Kirby. Between doncaster & Barnsley. Great bloke with good service and prices, also gives you a courtesy car if booked in for work, not rotherham / sheffield but not much further. Give Richard a ring you might be surprised - 01977 651100, Gary
  13. 2 points
    Thank you. Great to be here! 😉 🙂
  14. 2 points
    Hi Luke and welcome to the club. The mpg on my s type has had a slight improvement by using premium diesel and a suitable additive, but I use both on the basis that the engines used by Jaguar are top cars and deserve top class fuel. Regards, Peter,
  15. 2 points
    It appears, after talking to a jaguar specialist, that this can be cause by a sticking rod. I took the cover off under the steering wheel and sprayed liberal amounts of WD40. This appears to have done the trick.! no change of servo or master cylinder.. I'm overjoyed.. It was stull a bit stiff but after doing about 200 miles its now back to normal.
  16. 2 points
    Hi Saw this on the E-pace, just amazing how much technology there is in the new E-pace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zLHnVz403c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuVAeaJA0mM I bet its not cheap though cheers Joe
  17. 2 points
    Hi All just thought I would share my good news, She sailed through and passed another MOT, with no advisories again. I have had the EML on the dash for a few months, but the AA said it was DS rear wheel speed sensor, and was safe to drive until I got it looked at (which I did) anyway got that changed yesterday before the MOT and as I said, she passed with flying colours Regards Steve
  18. 2 points
    HI I'd say that's a manufacturing defect, in the material in the sidewall you need to get it changed as soon as, would not like to drive that at speed, as it could let go and make a right mess try going back to where you had them, they may be able to contact Pirelli and get it replaced free, they usually try to keep customers happy you have nothing to lose, may be worth a try thanks Joe
  19. 2 points
    Suggest you get an additional 5.0 L supercharged!..Just incase the groom comes to his senses and wants to make a quick escape!
  20. 2 points
    Hi Paul, I have my first Jaguar when I was 77 and my 11 year old Rover 825 Rover Sterling was getting rather tatty and a respray would have cost more than the car was worth. Someone said that a Jaguar was an old man's car --- not so. Driving a Jaguar keeps you young! Regards, Peter.
  21. 2 points
    Hi Guys Here are a couple more pics of my Ftype .One pic shows a clear windstop I made beuase I preferred to see though the rear window with the roof up,the factory item is great with roof down but I found restricted my vision roof up.
  22. 2 points
    Hi I have replaced the fogs with drl/fogs and converted the indicators to drl/indicators have a look here http://www.jaguarownersclub.com/forums/topic/13570-fitted-led-drl-indicators-today-s-type/#comment-39313 clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvgvBbQDSM&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=JaguarOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals cheers Joe
  23. 2 points
    Amandeep, The first thing I'd do is swap mirror with the other side. That would confirm whether the fault lies within the mirror assembly or the switching / wiring
  24. 2 points
    I spent today driving a Ford mundaneo for a colleague at work. Low spec example as well, it was. What a pleasure to get behind the wheel of The Princess for the drive home from the University. Nothing like driving a, frankly, grossly inferior car to make me appreciate the S-Type even more.
  25. 2 points
    Update on the issues: ECO Stop/Start has now triggered an 'ECO Stop/Start not available' warning symbol so took car back to dealer. Of course as soon as the technician sat in teh car and fired it up, no warning light! He put the car on the diagnostic machine and sure enough there is a fault with the battery charging circuit somewhere. Error code reader also threw up a Transmission module fault code which explains the 'hunting' when the car is held on the brake. All booked in for diagnosis/rectification a week on Monday. Hopefully they'll fix these issues and all will be well....... watch this space!1
  26. 2 points
    Absolutely James, I agree with Jim. Go for it and help bring the so called and rumoured 'average driver age' down ... and help make it a young man's car too! As Jim's sons are doing. Find yourself a beauty, which, given your budget, should be eminently do-able. As Jim suggests, take your time, and maybe test drive a few options; but always keep one eye on the all important history which, in fairness, you would be doing with any car you buy. Good luck, Rowley.
  27. 2 points
    Hi Dave - I asked at the Jaguar Dealer and was told that the 2015 Satnav cannot accommodate Speed Camera's - I ended up buying a Road Angel Gem - Had Jaguar install it and actually prefer it as it complements the gauges. Hope this helps Regards Steve
  28. 2 points
    Hi all,Well I have got round to fitting my 18" Mercury's alloys -I think they suit it well with the lowered suspension.What do you think?
  29. 2 points
    I had a tow bar on my old xf 3.0d Care and research of available types is needed as some require large amounts of the rear valance removing! Best to go for the *13 pin electrics and the cheapest dedicated I have seen is to import from Germany at a cost of £120 (A Jaguar dealer will still have to enable the ECU for towing) If you use *13 pin electrics you can get a cheap 13 to 7 pin plug in adaptor if needed? Being you car is 6 years old, It may be wise to check 1st if the rear exhaust boxes can be removed with out damage? And if carrying a full load of passengers and equipment in the boot it might be worth up grading the rear shock absorbers to a aftermarket heavy duty type. Tip: Carry something in the boot to kneel on? plus gardening gloves, I kept an old square of carpet on top of the spare wheel. Swan neck balls, electric plugs & safety cable are fiddly to fit as there up behind the rear valance so its a hands and knees job. Apart from grease wear the gloves to pull the plug as these usually need a lot of tugging and when come out and you end up skinning flesh on the nearest part of the car.
  30. 2 points
    Unfortunately had the same problem from returning from holiday Sunday battery was dead and therefore, would not start the car. I simply placed my battery booster into the cigarette lighter socket which retrospectively trickle charged the battery. Half an hour later the battery turned the starter motor over and started the car. I took it for a decent drive and all was well. I'm in a fortunate position whereupon I can place the car in the garage and leave unlocked therefore, there is no drain on the battery when left standing on this occasion my Son had used the car returned to the garage and locked the car, idiot the garage is alarmed.
  31. 2 points
    I like them on the S type. Don't like them on the X type though, doesn't look right. Here's mine, £15 off fleabay.
  32. 2 points
    I Collect my Jaguar 3.0d Portfolio 2013 63 plate on 10th Aug. at 5 o'clock (the one in the picture) the remeadial work I wanted done has taken a little longer than anticipated, however the excitement is building now.
  33. 2 points
    Hi Michael. Before you fit a pump I would check the Power Steering pressure switch .?? I found this----The pressure switch senses the demand on the pump at low engine speeds and increases the engine speed to a pre-set minimum.??? So it could perhaps be the switch.???? Frank
  34. 2 points
    The phone is smart... I, on the other hand, am not
  35. 2 points
    2002 s type 4ltr v8 sport black leather with walnut
  36. 2 points
    tony, got a number for you. jaguar customer relations team number is 0345 303 2303 8.30-5.30 mon -fri. good luck charlie
  37. 2 points
    i recommend brownsburn garage in airdrie lanarkshire. gary & family really nice people and great mechanics very helpful and resonable
  38. 2 points
    Here is an example of costs: Diagnostics: Main Dealer £69. Independent Garage. £30. The mobile mechanic I use £20. Same job, same equipment, same diagnosis. Pete.
  39. 2 points
    When I was about to buy my XKR I found the local Jaguar dealer and arranged for them to give a clean bill of health before buying....if a vendor took exception to this...walk away! Fortunately they gave mine a 'thumbs up' and that was a year ago....only one minor prob since which cost about £90 to remedy...love the car. 2004 XKR conv. 23k miles
  40. 2 points
    Dear Brian, I am also retired . Had a bit of luck in the money department, so I'm not flash in the slightest. The wife bought me an Aston Martin DB 9 for my birthday, whilst it was in for service someone ran into it . The garage is also a Jaguar as well as an Aston franchise . The XJ Supersport belonged to one of the Jaguar directors and they let me borrow it . it is a fantastic car, so they have let me keep it, it is so far superior in every single way to the Aston . Apart from the usual Luxury (and USB port) , it has a 1200 watt 20 speaker sound system , and three TV's' . As I get older I get worse, and have just changed my christian name from Trevor to Hendrix (honest) . And as Peter claims he is even older (definitely wiser ) than us I think you should both join my club . ATB, Trevor
  41. 1 point
    To get DAB in my x type i fitted a dension unit. It attaches an ariel to front windscreen. It is worked via an app on my phone.
  42. 1 point
    Hi Henry, There is a company in Scotland that refurbished gearboxes and are very helpful. They might be worth a chat over the phone to give you some advice. Peter.
  43. 1 point
    OK, I've just been sorting out my ftp and have now setup a single source for all of my Jaguar Technical and Maintenance. I didn't produce most of them myself, they are just my gleanings from various sources. Acknowledgement is given where appropriate. Just click on the link below What you see is what you get. If it ain't there... you could always PM me, I might have what you're looking for 😉 My Jaguar Stuff
  44. 1 point
    We are on our second Leonberger. Leo's are addictive!
  45. 1 point
    Market Harborough Leicestershire
  46. 1 point
    you can buy them pre-made from somewhere like e-bay etc, or from a breakers, I have to say I don't know about them being thicker? I would imagine the fixings would be the same, you will see from my post I cut out the original vertical slats, and sprayed the plastic bit that was left silver, otherwise the surround (black bit) would have showed around were the bonnet meets the grille (Just a personal choice)
  47. 1 point
    No plans I don't think to mod, I cannot think of anything that will make it better than it is. (I would like to remap but my darling wife will no doubt disagree lol) One thing I will buy is the rubber boot liner thats a must...



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