Jagnumpty

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    Jan
  • Jaguar Model
    XE S
  • Year of Jaguar
    2004
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    Yorkshire

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  1. Never worked on a Moggy Thou, have you? 😂
  2. Decided to have a bash at starting the job this afternoon. Despite my back telling me off - vigorously - I kept going until it was finished and all tools tidied away. Started first turn of the key without any long churning over. But ran rough at over 2,5K rpm. Rev again - same And again and again and ... coughed ... cleared it's throat and ... went to 6,5K sweet as a nut. Cleared the error codes with the Torque app and they declined to return 😆 Ya friggin hoo! Just the MOT & VED to sort out 🤑 Thanks for all the help, Mick.
  3. "Time is money" Not really. I have much of the former and little of the latter. Needs must when the devil drives ... 😈 Thanks again.
  4. I've got one new coil pack and a set of plugs already. Forgot about the need for a new gasket. I'm not really in the mood to change a whole bank of coil packs on the basis of one partly failing, though. Not even a set of used ones. That's why I was hoping there might be a DIY way of testing them. If recent history is anything to go by, the garages I go to are loath to fit components they haven't supplied, so it looks like I'll be DIYing it anyway. Thanks for the info.
  5. My local Jag expert has diagnosed the check engine light problem to be caused by a single duff coil pack - number 5 of course 😡 Although my cheap OBD checker says it's 'weak mixture on rear bank'. The actual symptoms are that the engine revs and pulls freely to just under 3K rpm and then goes into limp mode, but immediately runs sweet again once the revs drop back under the magic figure. With the CEL on I can't MOT the car and I've only just reinsured it at a cost of over £400 that I can't merely say goodbye to. Not even the penalty for canceling it. I can cancel the CEL with the Torque app and my OBD checker, but it comes back on even if I don't get even close to 3K rpm. In theory since it's only spanner work I could do it myself, but what if it isn't the coil pack and I reassemble it and it's not cured the problem? Is there a way of testing a coil pack to indicate if it's not up to snuff even when it's working ... kinda? Failing that what price would i be looking at if I had a back street 'expert' do the work for me?
  6. I know nothing about the factory satnavs in Jags, b ut I've owned several after market ones. On the whole you have to save home as "Home" in 'favourites'. You just have to work out how to do that.
  7. That's a pair of side doors like the two in the back. It has the baby 3.9 litre V6. Bill Murray was stooging around in the same model (with minor differences) in Groundhog Day the other evening on cable. The first major work I had done on it was to have it converted to LPG, so fuel economy has almost doubled. Yesterday I set out to fit the new LEDs after finishing the small matter of installing a towbar. 4 bolts in and the dry fit showed it needed a little tweaking. After tweaking it slipped in nicely and all ... er 7 bolts slipped in nicely. Final bolt? Not even close. Tug, heave, squeeze, hammer, bend, distort Nothing worked. Exhausting hours later I was about to say f**k it and let 7 bolts do the work of 8 when I had a though flitting across my weary mind: If I do this and that and the other all at the same time ... With my energy and brain fading at a rate of knotts I gave it that last 'college try'. Well spank my botty and call me Susan. It worked! Oh, frabjious joy. Only 3 other, non car related, jobs to do today and mayhap I can have a go at the lights.
  8. This therad has gone a long way since I mused on the legality (only) of DLR Vs sidelights. In fact I have no intention of fitting them to the Jag. I've actually been working on my holiday car - an American Dodge Day Van. In this pic one headlight and one new sidelight have been fitted. Sadly the other sidelight came broken, so I'm in the process of fitting a completely new and different pair. I'll post a new pic when they're finished.
  9. Dun't harf jabber, dun't ee? Anyhoo: I checked with one of my local testing stations and it turns out that DLR and sidelights must be separate. This is to permit the DLR have a lower brightness when you turn on the sidelights after lighting up time.
  10. In other words nothing to do with my question. Fortunately I have enough LED strips to make them into one set of DLRs and one of sidelights or 2 individual units each side for one or the other. I've been meaning to pop into one of the local testing stations and ask them, but I always forget why I want to talk to them when I'm passing 🤡
  11. Hi, Pete. What did the tester give as the specific reason for the failure?
  12. Daylight running lights Vs side lights. I know that the former are compulsory in some countries and merely acceptable in others (eg. the UK). I also know that the latter are pretty much compulsory universally. But are they interchangeable? Can I dispense with sidelights if I fit DLRs?
  13. New plugs arrived, but I'm considering getting a coil pack to see what happens when I swap one or more in/out. However, after resetting the error codes several times, I have ascertained that things only go square shaped if the revs hit just under 3K. That's when the misfire hits and the EML goes on. If I keep the revs under that self imposed limit the car runs relatively sweetly. The only problem otherwise is that the car doesn't feel like a Jag. Nothing i can put my finger on, but ... y'know ... 🤥
  14. Thanks. I'll give that a go. I'll pick up a set of Iridium plugs. Might even use my Halfords discount.
  15. Does the engine light come on? If it does you need to 'interrogate' the OBD system. You can do it yourself with the right equipment or go to most garages who will be able do it for you. This will detect virtually all common problems and most less common ones. If you already have a smart Android phone you can get a Bluetooth OBDII scanner for the same price, or less, than a professional will charge for one scan. Then you can do as many as you want for the single outlay. How much better their equipment may be I couldn't say.