Suppedraken

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    Knut Are
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    S-Type
  • Year of Jaguar
    2003
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  1. Suppedraken

    Snow Chains for F Pace?

    It would seem that Kรถnig Summit XXL K77 fits 265/40/22 https://konigchain.com/fitguide-consumer/ And that Scandinavian dealers may have what you're looking for https://www.thansen.no/bil/utstyr/vinterutstyr/snokjetting/22-dekk/n909306/
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    Automatic dipping of mirrors

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€ Until I put the covers back on, that is. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Guess I'll have to remove and disassemble them completely, which is something that may happen any day from now. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Automatic dipping of mirrors

    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?
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    King Bob

    Back home again and from the outside it looks very good. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    King Bob

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Speaking of latches and catches... The armrest doesn't always hold. While driving on bumpy roads, it flips and flaps and flops up and down. To make matters worse, sometimes the armrest refuses to open, unless it's wiggled a bit from side to side while pulling. The latches themselves seem to be ok, so I suspect there are springs and other thingies inside the armrest itself that is in need of seeing, and possibly also, talking to. From the parts list provided in Ron's link, it seems to be a complete unit. And the service manual is of little or no help. Does anyone know if it's possible to disassemble and repair?
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Well, TFW wants one, I'm sure. But finding the right one is easier said than done. I want the coupe, not the convertible. I want racing green or dark blue metallic with tan interior. I want the rounded lights, not the pointy ones. I want the 4.2R with the six-speed. That limits it down quite a bit. For the last couple of months, no 2003-06 XK8 or XKR have been for sale in Norway. But then again, we haven't got the money at the moment, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Jetpacks! Where are the jetpacks? Forty years ago I read that we should have them by now.
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Magic. ๐Ÿ‘
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    Sunglasses holder catch

    Sorry to interrupt your wedding watching preparations. Where do you find those spare parts lists? I downloaded everything available on Topix, but no parts list.
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    Highest mileage engine S type

    We know where you live. Ours has 190.000km (or close to 120.000 of your units of measurement) and still in very good condition (one previous owner and all services at Jaguar Norway) except for the sills that we hope the dealer will accept responsibility for. Up here, I haven't seen any V8 S-Types.
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    King Bob

    Sorry, it didn't show in the pictures, but the sun roof is still there. I've never been a big fan of them, but it's nice to have sometimes. And contrary to popular belief, Norway can be very warm in the summer; 25C and up is common. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    King Bob

    I'm in two minds about both. On the one hand, a leaper would be nice, but then on the other hand, making holes feels just wrong. The mesh grille looks very nice, but it's not original and a bit R-lookin. The mesh grille is likely to happen at some point in time, though. Since they put the steering wheel on the wrong side, I'll try to counter that by driving on the wrong side of the road. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    King Bob

    I love this car! ๐Ÿ˜€ The favourite wife is completely happy, too. But I'm sure she wants a XK8 also. ๐Ÿคฉ The Q5 was nice, but it didn't have any personality at all. The people at Kapp Bil og Karosseri did a good job ๐Ÿ‘ and the next step is taking it back to the dealer to find out what they're going to do about the sills. ๐Ÿ˜