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  1. Jagnumpty

    Fitted Led Drl Indicators Today S-Type

    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.
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    Fitted Led Drl Indicators Today S-Type

    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.
  3. Jagnumpty

    A Random Thought On Lighting

    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.
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    A Random Thought On Lighting

    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 🤡
  5. Jagnumpty

    A Random Thought On Lighting

    Hi, Pete. What did the tester give as the specific reason for the failure?
  6. 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?
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    Coil pack or ... ?

    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 ... 🤥
  8. Jagnumpty

    Coil pack or ... ?

    Thanks. I'll give that a go. I'll pick up a set of Iridium plugs. Might even use my Halfords discount.
  9. Jagnumpty

    Vehicle run sluggish

    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.
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    Coil pack or ... ?

    The other day the EML light came on and the engine went into ultra limp mode. I wasn't far from my self styled Jag 'expert', so I popped in and he plugged in his OBD system. He reported that the trouble was the coil pack on cylinder 5 and reset the error code. That was enough to almost get me the 2/3 mile home when it happened again. Since my previous bluetooth OBD was acting up I bought a replacement and connected it to the 'Torque' app on my phone. This reported that Bank 1 was running lean and that there were other 'potential problems'. Does that sound like a coil pack to anyone? I'm too used to real coils serving multiple cylinders rather than a mini one for each, so it's all Greek to me.
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    3.0 x type 10w-40 oil 2003 170,000

    As a long term owner of all types of cars I've found that most multigrade oils (excluding EP gear oils) will be fine. Alternatively there's little if any financial advantage in not using the recommended 5W 30 fully synthetic. However I snaffled up 14 gallons of the stuff from my local ASDA late last year when they were flogging a lot of it off at half price. *Smugface* If, as you surmise, the engine is showing signs of wear and is using oil then it's reasonable to go for something a bit thicker. Or would be if 10W 40 was thicker when warm; which it isn't. I can hear the howls of anguish as I type this, but if you have to go thicker, then go thicker. By that I mean 20W 50. But only if you're seeing a significant loss from one change to the next. If not, stick to 5W 30 and maybe chuck in a bottle of Slick 50. I've been using it for decades with no detectable harm in many Jags and other makes.
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    Another AWD Question

    I've been speaking to my local self described Jag mechanic and he claims that the AWD system on the X-Type is an all-or-nothing thing. Disconnect the rear drive shaft or knacker the rear diff and you get lose all drive to all wheels. Although the cost of supplying and fitting a warrantied used transfer box is ... acceptable I'd rather not spend that money at this moment. Has anyone had any experience of isolating the transfer box and running just on the front wheels? Ta very glad.
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    Retrofitting Xenon headlights 2006 S-Type

    Nothing has happened yet, but there's an outline plan to outlaw the legality, at MOT time, of fitting after market HID lamps to cars not fitted with them from the factory. Whether it will happen remains to be seen, but it's not the best idea to go ahead with this modification until it'd made clear as to what IS going to happen.
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    Transfer Box.

    Thanks, Cubist. It appears to be the one I thought, although a smaller indent than it seemed. At least I've got all the socket driver handle sizes from 1/4" to 1" to play with. Fingers crossed for no overnight rain and a successful outcome to fresh oil.
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    Transfer Box.

    So I've got it up in the air, but the only filler plug I can see (1/2" female square drive) seems too low to be a filler plug. Is there anyone out there that can confirm or deny that there's another plug higher up the side of the box?