Old Peter

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  1. Welcome to the club, Terry. The Jaguar experience is quite unique. I have had two Jaguars, and x type and an s type and would not drive another brand of car. I also used to have a Triumph T100 in my younger days, which unfortunately completely died on what was then known as the Preston by pass. You will enjoy your Jaguar. Regards, Peter.
  2. Welcome to the club, Mark. The s type is a great car, and if you treat it well it will give you much enjoyment. Always us premium fuel -- the 2.7 diesel engine does really like it. Regards, Peter.
  3. Hi Mark, No uncommon and I have the same noise occasionally. We have the same model and the same year. It is simply the gurgle of water from the air conditioning system returning to its place in the system. It has never caused me a problem and I have had my s type for 6 years. Regards, Peter.
  4. I went through similar bollards In Ulster during the troubles. My eldest son was at Ulster University and we visited him a few times. People think that bollards are always staying still! Peter.
  5. Hi Ken, Posts and bollards can cause some curious damage. My offices had a small [6 cars] car park. When the Council agreed that the land could be used as a car park they insisted on a dropped kerb and either bollards or a small wall round the boundaries, plus marked spaces for the 6 cars which would ensure moving off the car part without having to reverse. I had to facilitate this and used heavy duty plastic bollards which were removable --- this type of bollard are used in car parks very often. I found two damaged bollard with the culprit being a person who could not understand the words "PRIVATE CAR PARK --- STAFF ONLY" and parked her Land Rover Discovery in such a way that exiting the car park meant that she would go over the bollard and take it out of the ground. I obtained two 5 foot long heavy duty steel tubes which went 30 inches into the ground with 30 inches above the ground and were then filled with cement. They looked like the bollards. The Discovery came a few days later and operated the usual system of charging into the "bollard", and impaling the Discovery on to the "bollard" causing much damage and needing a small crane to lift off the car. This was at her cost as it was on private property. Not best pleased was her statement. But it worked!. Beware of bollards and such. Regards, Peter.
  6. Hi Andrew, It might take some time, but if you scroll through the topic there'll be someone near enough to you to suit your requirements. Peter.
  7. Welcome to the club, Andrew. The s type is a great car, -- I have had mine for 6 years but like you I don't get underneath any more. The is a list of recommended garages in a topic on the Forum which is worth looking at, and there are quite a few members in the West Country. Regards, Peter. PS. Look in the "Jaguar Owners Lounge".
  8. Welcome to the club, James. I have never come across silent indicators, but at a guess I would look at the settings. Regards, Peter.
  9. Welcome to the club, John. You will enjoy the Jaguar experience. Don't forget North Wales, though. I worked and lived there for 8 enjoyable years. Regards, Peter.
  10. Please don't take your car up to 80 or 90 mph. A steady run in 4th gear at 45 mph on any quick road is enough. I do a lot of short runs with just one or two longer runs in a month and I have never had a problem with the DPF in 6 years. Peter,
  11. Welcome to the club, David. Nice to see another Lancastrian going the club. Regards, Peter. Lancastrian in Exile.
  12. I have Goodyears Eagles on my s type. Two years ago they cam top of the list of best all round tyres. I have not had a problem with them. Peter.
  13. Hi Luke and welcome to the club. The mpg on my s type has had a slight improvement by using premium diesel and a suitable additive, but I use both on the basis that the engines used by Jaguar are top cars and deserve top class fuel. Regards, Peter,
  14. Hi Trevor and welcome to the club. While the XF has many differences with my S Type - 2.7 D, both the models have a lot in common. One of the things in common is the battery condition. I do not have many long runs and round the city the mpg is under 30. My best consumption was from Sutton Coldfield to Sheffield when there were roadworks on the M1, was 50.2, which is the best I have ever had. I keep my battery well charged, plugging it in to the charger about once a fortnight if I have not had a long run. Another thing is common is that the Jaguar does like premium fuel and it does give better mpg. Some members do remap their cars, but, personally, I have a lot of faith in the engine designers and I am quite happy with the performance it gives. Meanwhile - keep enjoying your Jaguar, Regards, Peter.
  15. That's a pity, Paul. With a bit of luck and XK/XJ owner with a similar year might come along. Peter.
  16. Hi Paul, Does your XF have a disc in the boot? If so, it will be the same as the s type. Try ejecting the disc and putting it back in and keep your fingers crossed. Then make sure your Sat Nav is in the UK. Let me know how it goes. Regards, Peter.
  17. Welcome to the Club, Paul. The XF is very comfortable like its predecessor, the S Type. I hope that you will enjoy the club as much as you will enjoy the Jaguar experience. Regards, Peter,
  18. Welcome to the club, Ty. Your car will be very nice to drive especially in the summer with the top down --- Greater Manchester is great when the rain goes away! Regards, Peter Lancastrian in Exile.
  19. Hi Kim, And welcome to the club. Just scroll down the Forums until you come to JAGUAR MARKET PLACE and you will ind what you want. Regards, Peter.
  20. Hi Chris, That is a useful contact. I have used Euro Car Parts before and found them quite good. Regards, Peter.
  21. Hi Chris, and welcome to the club. When I bought my s type 6 years ago, I was able to get a full list of all the optional extras that the first owner had fitted in the factory, which was very interesting. One of the items was a Spare wheel on a matching alloy. The s type also has the space in which to store it. Luckily I have never had to use it -- keeping fingers crossed! Your ideas of how to store a space saver in the boot are very useful to those others who would not want to rely on gunk. When my wife got her Toyota Yaris there was a full gunk kit in a nice polystyrene block which fitted into the spare wheel space. This is now hanging on the wall in the garage, and within three days a matching alloy via eBay, and a matching tyre from Halfords were in the wheel space. Peace of mind is worth a few bob! Regards, Peter.
  22. Hi Gus, and welcome to the club. Just put the parts for sale in the section of the club that has parts/cars for sale. That will be OK. Regards, Peter.
  23. That's it, Steve. It is a bit different with the S type as the battery is in the boot. Regards, Peter.
  24. Hi Steve, When I have used a solar charger I have always connected it to the battery terminals. Always works. They didn't have power sockets when I first had a car. Regards, Peter.
  25. Hi Nick, Jon is quite right. You can update the Disc for about £25 -- Just google Sat Nav Updates and you will find several sites selling the updated version. Regards, Peter.