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  1. I'm considering having a towbar and twin electrics fitted to my '04, 2.5 litre X-Type estate, I've had a couple of quotes: £320 and £390/£470 (depending on fixed or removable). Does anyone have any recommendations for fitters and/or better prices in the Rotherham area?
  2. That's likely how I've ended up the a key that doesn't fit. Had a puncture repaired a while back and they used the correct key to get the wheel off. I immediately popped it into one of the cup holders, which is where the wrong 'un is languishing. I'll just have to break out the mini angle grinder. Ta very glad.
  3. Somehow I've ended up with a locking wheel nut key that doesn't fit the nuts on my Jag. Does anyone know how to determine the model letter so I can buy one? Yeah; the dealer, but they're literally miles away and will likely want one of my nuts in exchange 🙄
  4. In the 'old days' they used to add a UV florescent dye to the refrigerant so leaks were more easily detectable. No idea if they still do, but UV lights can be bought quite cheaply to do your own testing. I've had one for years. I'm going to have to run it over my system when I can get around to fitting new batteries after I've found the damn thing 🙄
  5. Never worked on a Moggy Thou, have you? 😂
  6. 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.
  7. "Time is money" Not really. I have much of the former and little of the latter. Needs must when the devil drives ... 😈 Thanks again.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 🤡
  15. Hi, Pete. What did the tester give as the specific reason for the failure?