Old Peter

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  1. Hi Alan, I think the first thing you ought to look at is the history of the car you are looking to buy before you start to examine it in detail. To do that, download the App called Vehicle Smart. It will give you its MOT's history and it is free. The history of the car will show you how well the cars was looked after and what test flaws it would have You may have to do some travelling to find one, and I don't think that you will find one at a Jaguar Main Dealers. Lets know how you get o. Regards, Peter.
  2. Welcome to the club, Graham. Does your Sat Nav run on a disc? If so you can look to buy one. If otherwise and the Sat Nav needs updating you might have to go to a main dealer, as far as I know. Regards, Peter.
  3. Hi Alan, The David Manners Group are very good. I have been to their premises a few times. They are not far from Exit 3 on the M5 near Oldbury. Rimmer bros are quite good too. Regards, Peter.
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    Hi Raj and welcome to the club.The pitfalls in buying an old car, particularly a classic one lies in its history. You must find one that has had a story of good care and one that had been suitably garaged, You won't find many automatic cars built in the sixties and both engines are good ones, but old engines have to have had a good service history. Having said that ,, unless you buy one in mint condition, you will still have quite a bit of work on your hands. Good luck, Peter.
  5. Welcome to the club, Adam. You car looks very good and the colour, both inside and outside, really suits Jaguars. Dove Gray and Indigo Blue do sit together. Coincidentally, I have an S Type with the same colour match! Enjoy, Regards, Peter,
  6. Welcome to the Club, John. Thomas has made a good suggestion, I had a faulty wing mirror on my s type. A replacement would cost £286, eBay had one for £27.90, All is now well. Let us know how it goes. Regards, Peter.
  7. Welcome to the club, Garry. I guess that someone has added the space saver and the jack to replace the items that seem the modern thing == My s type has a proper spare wheel and all the bits that go with it are neatly placed in the boo. I hope an XF owner can supply the photo. Regards, Peter.
  8. I used a similar spray to repair my caravan's seats that had parted company. Thankfully the material was dark! Peter.
  9. Hi Steve, Unfortunately not my house -- we rented it for a holiday in June in the Trough of Bowland, We live in the very urban area of Sutton Coldfield, part of Birmingham -- exiles from Lancashire. I am not an engineer, Steve, but I am very interested in the wonderful things that they can do and following what you are doing is not dissimilar to what I was doing to motor bikes sixty years ago. Regards, Peter.
  10. That is a bit of a quandary! Maybe those with the appropriate expertise should be able to help. Regards, Peter.
  11. Welcome to the Club. The S type is a great car and you will enjoy driving it. Nice colour, too. I have never had a problem with the power steering, and the pay thing that I can think of is, and it is a guess, is a tyre --- but if the pulsating is while you are stationary then it isn't a tyre! Regards, Peter.
  12. Welcome to the club, Steve. P1397 is a speed sensor fault, which does not help you at all. I think you should get the spanners out and start at the beginning. In the old days it was the plugs and points, but now its fuel injectors which could well be the first thing to look at. Let us know how you get on. Regards, Peter.
  13. Welcome to the Club, Glenn. I am also a fan of good wood in a Jaguar interior. My S type has a beautiful maple finish. Let us know how you get on. Regards, Peter.
  14. Welcome to the Club, Dropzoo. I do exactly the same, expect for the fact that my car won't fit in the garage and the connection socket is on the wall just outside the garage. Peter.
  15. Hi Joe, The sat nav can be updated but only to 2012. There are several good companies that will sell you a disc for around £25. Just google "Sat Nav Update" Regards Peter.