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  1. Hi Brian ..... welcome to the Club Welcome back also to the wonderful world of Jaguar! Plenty of good information on here to keep your S Type in good running order Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  2. Premium Members can benefit from the following Trade Discount Structure Minimum order quantity 5 pieces, payment with order, delivery within 5-10 days. 1. On orders between 1-25 pieces, 10.0%. 2. On orders over the first 25 up to 50 pieces, 12.5% 3. On orders over the first 50 up to 75 pieces, 15.0% 4. On orders over the first 75 up to 100 pieces, 17.5% 5. As soon as your orders are over 100 pieces in any one year, 20.0%, this will remain in force as long as your average annual orders from then on remain at 100 pieces or more. If the average drops to say 85 pieces then the percentage at item 4 will apply i.e. 17.5%
  3. Panasonic Jaguar Racing is applying digital vision technology developed using insights derived from the brand’s Traffic Sign Recognition systems to boost racing success with the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 In road car applications, such as the Jaguar I-PACE all-electric performance SUV, the Traffic Sign Recognition system (TSR) uses an advanced stereo camera and image processing software to detect and read road signs, informing drivers of speed limits, temporary speed limits, and no-overtaking restrictions. This information is also used by the Adaptive Speed Limiter system, helping drivers stay within the permissible speed by automatically slowing the vehicle down, if necessary, when entering areas with a lower limit. Engineers at Panasonic Jaguar Racing are applying similar principles for a very different purpose: to monitor the battery status of the I-TYPE and competitors’ race cars – automatically and in real time – and use this data to determine the optimum energy strategies for drivers Mitch Evans and James Calado. "Racing usually improves the breed, but here’s an example of a road car technology being used to aid success on the track. Traffic Sign Recognition helps customers stay within the speed limit but we’ve taken learnings from that system to help us understand when to push and when we can afford to ease off – optimising energy management throughout a race." JAMES BARCLAY - TEAM DIRECTOR, PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING Adopting digital vision systems with image recognition as the enabler for the new energy strategy modelling process delivered a step-change in speed, accuracy and flexibility compared to the tools used previously, and is future-proofed to make even more detailed analyses possible in seasons to come. The technology transfer is one example of advances in Jaguar’s road cars being used to support success on the track. This advantage is complemented by the on-going application of knowledge gained from the extremes of racing to improve vehicles such as the all-electric I-PACE. One of the most significant benefits to date – underpinned by invaluable learning gained from the I-PACE eTROPHY race series and Formula E – was a software update to the I-PACE introduced in December 2019 which gave customers worldwide up to 20km more real-world range from a full charge. This was delivered though further optimisation of battery management, thermal systems, regenerative braking and all-wheel drive torque distribution. The on-going collaborative partnership between engineers in Jaguar Racing and those working on core Jaguar vehicle programmes ensures that knowledge, processes and technologies continue to pass from road to track and vice-versa. This is helping to deliver greater performance and efficiency in further development of the I-TYPE and Jaguar’s future electrified vehicles including the next-generation all-electric XJ.
  4. If you know of a good deals or offer currently available on Motoring Tools, Equipment or Consumables then let others know about it !
  5. Aldi are currently running a deal on 19" Michelin Wiper Blades
  6. Hi Dave....welcome to the Club ...and welcome to the wonderful world of Jaguar It's a fine looking XF and glad you're happy with it, who wouldn't be 🙂
  7. Hi.....welcome to the Forum
  8. Hi Andrew I think it may be wise to leave the bonnet open in the sun and let things dry out and then go through each individual component that could have been affected. It may be worth leaving the cambelt till last to assume its that at fault and saves tearing the engine down for something that may be a simple cure. I would start with any ignition components and sensor (including crank and cam sensors as these can fit the symptoms you are describing) As long as the engine did not chronically overheat then the internals and gaskets should be fine. Let us know how it goes and what you find
  9. Hi Arek......welcome to the Club Hope you're enjoying the Jag, assuming that you can actually take it out for a drive in this lockdown. Good to have you onboard Cheers. Trevor
  10. Hi Mark.....welcome to the Club Sorry for the late response. I seem to recall Reggie Perrin living there but fondly remember his reference to his mother-in-law as a Hippo 🙂 What sort of issues has the XK8 had? Good to have you onboard Cheers. Trevor
  11. Hi Simon....welcome to the Club Sorry for the late reply. Wow! 12 Jags in 8 years, thats true devotion! Certainly looks clean and sounds like you got a bargain there. Good to have you onboard Cheers Trevor
  12. Hi Alan Sorting out the new technology with anything nowadays is an absolute nightmare so you have my sympathies with your predicament. I'm not personally au-fait myself but I'm sure someone will come along shortly to give you some guidance All the best, Trevor
  13. So when you are finally released from lockdown and able to drive your car....what music will you play in the car?
  14. One of Britain’s leading E-type specialists, E-Type UK, has completed a transformative restoration on a barn-find 1964 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 FHC. Found in the previous owner’s unused garage in southeast England, this particular car had been left sitting since 1979, but has now been given a new lease of life by E-Type UK. Finished in period with an Opalescent Silver Blue exterior and matching blue interior, the new owner opted for a striking new combination retaining the exterior colour but with a new Oxblood Red leather interior and a number of other choice upgrades. Upon its discovery, this E-type looked as though it was well preserved and rot-free, protected from the worst of the weather by four walls and a roof. However, after an extensive sandblasting and a three-day strip-down, the extent of the damage caused by 40 years of neglect, coupled with previous cheap repairs and the usual British dampness revealed the real challenge ahead. The E-Type UK team set about making sure this E-type would be safe and durable in years to come by identifying and replacing sections that were too rotten to save. The workshop team found that many areas of the floor and the inner and outer sills were beyond saving, opting to replace them completely while also strengthening the body elsewhere. Every suspect piece of metal was eliminated to ensure the structure is even stiffer than the day it left the factory. After the metalwork was completed, the E-type was introduced to the filler room where E-Type UK’s specialist bodywork technicians set out to restore those seamless ‘60s lines. The entire car was cleaned and skimmed, then block sanded to obtain the perfect straightness and contours, with long hours of fine-tuning the perfect gaps and apertures. To achieve the original Jaguar colour of Opalescent Silver Blue the car underwent a long process of painstaking preparation. Due to the silver pigments in the paint, errors are often unavoidable, often leading to a cloudy finish, but with the expert skills from the team the final result was a sparkling and even finish. Reassembly started with fitting this E-type’s uprated Independent Rear Suspension, which also included improved brake calipers and brake pads. At this stage, the front suspension was also fitted to create a rolling shell, making the car easier to manoeuvre around E-Type UK’s busy workshop.\ The E-Type UK team then turned its attention to a number of performance and usability upgrades. The original 3.8-litre XK6 engine was fitted with high-lift cams, a balanced and lightened crank and new seals, all of which will help with driveability and reliability. Also fitted were a new five-speed gearbox for tighter shifts and more refined cruising, a new full stainless-steel sports exhaust and an aluminium radiator and header tank for enhanced cooling. With much of the work complete, the finishing touches were applied, including the newly trimmed Oxblood Red leather interior, along with fresh chromework and headlight surrounds. In a nod to examples of the rare E-type Lightweight (of which only 12 were originally completed) the new owner requested the addition of a new red vinyl bonnet mouth, setting off the look perfectly. E-Type UK Founder, Marcus Holland said: “A restoration like this is a real challenge for our team; 40 years of inactivity takes an enormous toll on every single part of a vehicle. But customers come to us to make their dream car a reality, so we will take it apart piece-by-piece, clean and improve everything we can save and replace everything that we can’t with better-than-original quality. Not only are we delighted to have delivered our client a car they’ve always wanted, but we’re honoured to have played a part in keeping this piece of British motoring history on the road, and being used regularly, for many years to come.”
  15. Thanks for the information you have provided, hopefully anyone considering buying it will read this first and avoid buying a basket-case
  16. Hi Bill. Albeit it seems like you may have got a bargain, if it is oil pump, bottom end engine wear or other related issues then this may cost vastly more than possibly fitting another engine and go from there. It would be prudent to take some true readings....e.g. oil pressure, compression, leak-down, etc to determine exactly what is going on inside the engine. Keep up updated as always keen to know any related issues with these engines and good luck
  17. In times like these when many of us are in quarantine and cities are in lock-down, you would think that our vehicles are naturally not on top of our minds. CTEK a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, is however reporting an unprecedented number of enquires from people all over the world, asking for advice on how best to look after their battery when their vehicle is parked up for a long period of time Tony Zeal, Global Training Manager at CTEK said “We have taken so many questions from people wanting to make sure that they protect against a flat battery – a hassle they could do without – so that when they are able to use their vehicle again the battery is charged and the vehicle is ready to go.” Tony shares the following information and tips on what you need to consider and how best to look after your vehicle battery when your vehicle is parked up and not being used: • A CTEK study has identified that as many as 51% of vehicles on the road today has a battery that requires attention – by that we mean it needs charging or replacing • Modern vehicles have lots of on-board computers and security systems such as alarms, immobilisers and trackers which means the battery can quickly become flat – by simply sitting on a shelf, a standard 12 V lead-acid battery will be unable to start a battery after just 6 months*, so imagine how much more quickly this will happen with all of those additional vehicle electronics! • Reports from airport carparks indicate that the number of people returning to their vehicle after a one or two week vacation, to find a flat battery has increased. This situation would significantly worsen if vehicles were left for months rather than weeks • Proactive battery care is needed, so that when you want to use your vehicle, the battery is charged and ready to go – and you won’t need to risk jump-starting the vehicle, something that can damage sensitive vehicle electronics. • If your vehicle is parked next to a power supply, connect a smart battery charger such as the CTEK MXS 5.0 to your battery for peace of mind charging. • If you are unable to attach a charger permanently, try to charge your vehicle battery once a month – if you are still using your vehicle for essential journeys consider sitting with the engine running for a little while before driving it to deliver additional charge to the battery. CTEK chargers can be attached to the vehicle for long periods of time, so it’s perfect for long-term maintenance of vehicle batteries, where the vehicle will be parked up in long-term storage. Regularly using a smart battery charger will extend battery life and maximize battery performance. Click here for more information about looking after your battery in storage * If a standard lead-acid vehicle battery was sat out of a vehicle it would lose around 0.1V per month – so for example if the vehicle was parked in March, battery health would start to decline from June, and by September you may be unable to start a vehicle.
  18. Hi Allan....welcome to the Forum It's a difficult one and something we have never encountered before and hopefully never will in the future. I'm of the belief that we should only use the car as you are currently (and sensibly) using it but this will accelerate any issues with the car including huge drain on the battery if only used for a short distance which won't give it a full charge. I suppose the ultimate answer is not use the car, keep it on trickle charge and/or disconnect the battery. This would then necessitate more frequent shopping trips but then this would lead to more exposure to the virus...viscous circle really Stay Safe and good to have you onboard