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  1. I had three resolutions this year; making a flower bed, finishing my Master's and learning to weld. I got a B on my Master's. I dug out the flower bed and then the heat wave came and put a definite end to all further progress. I got a cheap MIG-welder for my birthday in June and this is what I'll tomorrow present as evidence. It's a fishing rod holder, in case you wondered. It won't pass any exams, but I'm starting to see what I'm doing wrong. And in ten years time, I've learned enough (and gotten better equipment) to start restoring all the old Jaguars I plan to have. 😀
  2. The car is back in its garage and from the outside it looks ok, with apparently new sills. Because they didn't provide any pictures of the work done, as requested, I'll have to take it to the local guys and have them inspect the repair with a snake cam. The champagne is still on ice, in other words. The mother outlaw, visiting from the US, approves of the car and the favourite wilfe will take the three of them on a short trip from Bergen to Trondheim on tomorrow. Fireworks, fjords and whatnot. But the interior (and trunk, as I discovered) light to doesn't work any more, not even by pushing the buttons. Everything else seems to be working as it should and the battery is fully charged. Can the welding people have messed up something that needs reprogramming if they disconnected the battery or is it a very specific fuse? Or is it just a case of RTFM?
  3. Well, it turned out to be a crappy job that made the overall situation worse instead of better... 🤬 So I asked the lawyers at NAF what to do. This has taken some time, but the dealer will come and pick it up, leave a loan car, repair the damage they've done, bring it back and pay for a post-repair inspection. If this third repair is not good enough, they will pay for a repair at a shop of my choosing. I'll keep you posted.
  4. The good thing about elbow grease it that it's always on hand.
  5. I use Memory 1 with the seat and the steering wheel in their furthest postion to get in and out of the car, and Memory 2 as the driving position. The favourite wife laughs at me, but she's the one who needs one of these: 🙂
  6. No, that is the objective and universal truth. 🙂 The first time I saw the XF and XE, I thought they were Chryslers. They're ugly and in my honest opinion the last good looking Jaguars were the XK8 pre-facelift and the S-Type.
  7. The dedicated kits from 3M, Meguiar's, etc, is much better, but a nail file from the supermercado will get you a long way if the lamps are really bad. But the coarsest side is too coarse and the step from the second coarsest side to the polishing side is too big to remove the scratches. And toothpaste makes it worse again. Vinegar and baking soda applied by hand may help, but I couldn't see any big difference.
  8. I think this may be Liverpool's year; they have their strongest team since 08-09 and possibly since the eighties. And I hope Brentford will do ok.
  9. It would seem that König Summit XXL K77 fits 265/40/22 And that Scandinavian dealers may have what you're looking for
  10. So the workshop manual may have generic sections, because I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere. But, while investigating that, I decided to clean and lubricate the folding mechanism. After blowing out spoonfuls of grit and spraying with PTFE, they worked perfectly. 😀 Until I put the covers back on, that is. 😣 Guess I'll have to remove and disassemble them completely, which is something that may happen any day from now. 😉
  11. According to the workshop manual "Automatic dipping of the exterior mirrors when reversing is fitted as part of the memory pack. With the ignition switch in position II and the reverse gear selected, automatic dipping will be initiated." Ours doesn't. Does that mean we don't have the memory pack or that there's a problem somewhere?
  12. Back home again and from the outside it looks very good. 😀
  13. Well, then. The dealer has had it for a week and on Friday said it's ready to come home again. As you can understand, I was a bit sceptical and asked for pictures of the work in progress. They didn't have any, but said that not only did they replace the sills, but also took care of some minor rust on the wheel arches and at the bottom of the rear door. 🙂 I hate to be difficult, but at the same time I like to get what I think I'm owed. This was more than we asked for and as the original deal was 50/50, we offered to pay our half of it. We also tried psychology on them, saying that if it's as good as they say, we'll buy our next car from them. But if it turns out to be not ok, I'll be angry. Haven't heard back from them about that, but we'll pick it up on Monday anyway. Yay! 😀