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  1. Hi Dave, My s type is the SE, and the first owner must have had a reasonable good back pocket. I checked all the factory fitted extras and they added up tp £11,984. Even a spare wheel, jack etc was fitted. My employer used to deduct my mortgage from my salary and I forgot about it. Regards, Peter.
  2. Hi David, I have used the same system for few times. Installing all the upgrades can be a real nuisance. When I bought my s type almost 8 years ago, I was able to discuss with a main dealer the bells and whistles that I wanted, and the dealer was able to provide a 2007 model at a reasonable price. I have not had any real problems. The Government can assist sometimes! I have had the pleasure of not having to pay a mortgage for the last 26 years, which does help an impecunious pensioner! Regards, Peter.
  3. Hi David, and welcome to the club. I have a 2,7 D s type and sometimes, particularly in the winter when the heater is one you do get fumes coming into the cabin. The reason is due to the s type diesel have a heater start up - assisting the heater to get going as the diesel takes a few miles to get the heat through otherwise. The mechanic could be correct. But if it stays longer than a couple of minutes they do check out why! The exhaust on my s type is a stainless steel on which will last as long as the cr. Regards, Peter.
  4. I am inclined to agree with Neil in respect of charging points. Hybrids should be kept going for a longer time. My wife's Toyota Yaris is a hybrid and is capable of 100 mph [ready for lunatics] but will cruise nicely a 70mph if reqired. Peter
  5. Hi Dave, and welcome to the club. You did the correct thing in taking the car for a run. The problem was that you were somewhat diddled by the seller. I would have words with the seller. Good luck and let me know how you get on!. Regards, Peter.
  6. Welcome to the club, Perry. Good Luck with your car. Mine is similar to yours and I was offered £5000 for mine [07 plate] a couple of days ago, but I turned him down as I like it a lot! Regards, Peter.
  7. Hi Karl, I live on the outskirts of Birmingham [UK] just 6 miles away from where your Jaguar was built. Peter.
  8. Welcome to the Club, Steve. Good information is always appreciated. Regards, Peter.
  9. Hi Wajid, I also am no expert, but I did do a lot of research on Jaguar cars. I found that the Jaguar xjs has increased in value by 50% over the last 10 years, and maybe the xjs Club could assist you in the value of your car. On the starting problem, I think a good mechanic can fit the spark plugs, the alternator and other similar electrical bits to get the car started. About the Jaguar xjs the designs were found several years after Malcolm Sayer, the designer, had suddenly died at the age of 54. Malcolm Sayer was the designer of the Jaguar D Type racing version which was ext
  10. Hi Wajid snd welcome to the club. This model was actually a standard model but, as you could guess, was also a car that used a lot of fuel. At the time of its manufacture no-one realised that the Government were going to dramatically increase the price of petrol. When that happened Jaguar started to make a new cylinder head -- the AJ6 -- engine improvement made the car more popular and the V12 engine was abandoned. The time this happened was when Jaguar was part of the British Leyland Motor Company controlled by the then Government, and it is a lengthy piece of writing that covers
  11. Welcome to the Club, Lee. .I have an s type with a slightly smaller 2.7 litre diesel from which the 3.0 litre diesel was developed. I also do short runs and try to do a longer run - about 45 miles - once a month or so. I have had my s type for just under 8 years and never had a problem with the DFF. I use premium fuel and every fill up I put in a dose of Miller's Diesel Power Eco Max which seems to do the job. Get you XF, do like I suggest, and you will enjoy your car, Regards, Peter,
  12. Hi Tracey, and welcome to the club. John has given you a good answer. You can get the CR2016 from Boots and other similar companies. I would also look at the car battery which normally lasts about 5 years, and it could be worth checking the age of you battery. Let us know how you get on. Regards, Peter.
  13. Good Luck, Andrea. It is worth getting two keys while you are sorting this out. I always carry my key and a key to my wife's car and she does the same. Regards, Peter.
  14. Hi Karl, We have quite a lot of members in the USA as well as Australia, the Middle East and the European Mainland. When I was last in the States I saw a very nice XJ in Phoenix. Regards, Peter.
  15. I think you are incorrect. In fact, you are wrong. And I think Andrew put-on his post 6 years ago. Can I make the strong suggestion that you state a name and the model of the Jaguar car you have etc These are requirements for membership. Please regard this as a warning. Peter.
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