Old Peter

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  1. Hi Nathan, They are the best to try out. It might be worth going to one if you can find one in your locality. Not to put your car on sale but to see how it goes. Having a chat to the auctioneer might be useful. Regards, Peter.
  2. Hi Nathan, I wouldn't think 96k miles would make a difference -- it just shows that it had spent some time on the road. The £60k refurbishment would, though, and my rough estimate could well be ripped up! It is just finding the right place to put the car o the market, though. Regards, Peter.
  3. Welcome to the club ,Nathan. That is one very nice car! I would guess that it is worth quite a lot of money. I would guess, that if it runs well, the sum of £25,000 would not be unreasonable. On a good day with interested buyers, it would make very interesting bidding. Regards, Peter.
  4. There are some who remember this aeroplane --- it was very useful in WW2, and it had a unique exhaust system. Other aircraft's exhaust systens flamed when the engine started, which did not help at night. This aircraft had an exhaust that did not flame. The designer of this exhaust system was a young engineer name Malcolm Sayer, who some years later modified the Jagaur XK 120, [the C type] and the XK 140 [the D Type], both great racing cars, and who designed the car described as "the most beautiful car I have ever seen" and that was from Enzo Ferrari. Malcolm Sayer was asked by Bill Lyons to design a successor for the D type, and did so. The E type shown is being drivenby Mary Sayer, the youngest daughter of Malcolm.
  5. Hi Anthony, My s type only has the opening system, and it does jump into life with gusto when the button is pressed. So at a guess, I would be inclined to give it a squirt of WD40. Regards, Peter.
  6. Hi Dominic, Yes, David Manners are very good and quite close to where I live. Genuine Jaguar parts. You can also try Jagpartseurope ltd or Jaguar Parts 24/7 for second hand parts. Regards, Peter.
  7. Hi Alan and welcome to the club. I had more powerful [20%] fitted by Halfords, but they did not fit them properly. They had to be corrected when my car went for the MOT. But the lights are a bit better. You will be able to get the bulbs from Halfords or any other good accessory shop. Regards, Peter.
  8. Welcome to the Club, Ashley, You will enjoy the S Type, - I have enjoyed mine for the last 6 years and wouldn't change it. Regards, Peter.
  9. Not necessary, Marcos. but I usually start the engine when it has happened to me. Peter.
  10. Hi Marcus and welcome to the club. Make sure you have the radio code to hand and the car key in your pocket. Disconnect the battery and after 10 seconds or so reconnect. The alarm will go off, so shut it off wing the key. You will also have to press down the bake pedal and with off the handbrake. It should now work OK. You will have to reset your radio, windows and sounds. It is useful to keep the battery charged. Let me know if this works with your car. It should. Regards, Peter.
  11. Hi Jim. once to see you here. There are several members highly qualified in the mysteries of electrics, and I am sure they will give you some great advice. Regards, Peter.
  12. Welcome to the club, Kev. Glad you are enjoying your Jaguar, and I hop that you enjoy the club just as much. Regards, Peter.
  13. Hi Andy, and welcome to the club. I have had my s type for 6 years [2.7 d] and changing the EGR valves and a water pump have been the only issues. The car holds the road well, is the epitome of comfort and surprisingly economical. Just one small piece of advise -- Batteries last about 5 years as there are a lot of electronics in the car. Regards, Peter.
  14. Yes, Ian. But putting them back is the tricky part of the job, and they could not be properly settled.
  15. Hi David, and welcome to the club. Have you tried replacing the bulbs? I had a similar problem on my s type -- a bulb change cured it. Regards, Peter.
  16. Welcome to the Club, Helina. You should find the code for the car you are looking for on the offside door -- it is on the s type. A good main dealer should be able to give you the exact information, and it should be on the DVLA records, which you can look up just by using the Registration number on the You Gov website. Let us know how you get on. Regards, Peter. PS I should have said the "Left Hand side door."
  17. Hi Peter and welcome to the club, A quite unique S Type -- one of the first and a good buy for someone. A squirt or two of WD40 might solve the problem on the offside rear door. Regards, Peter. A bit older than the younger one but younger that the Older one!!!
  18. Welcome to the Club. Lee. Jaguars do get a grip on you. I have had my s type 2.7D for 6 years with hardly a problem. Have an enjoyable day next Friday. Regards, Peter.
  19. Hi Bob, I do not know the XF touchscreen Sat Nav system but on the s type you have to set the system to the country in which you are. It worked well for me in Ireland. Regards, Peter.
  20. Welcome to the club, Alegeegee, The Ingenium engine made in Wolverhampton is quite unique, and Jaguar have got a world beater. Mt s type with a 2.7 diesel engine would get around 46 mpg for such a journey, with which i would be very pleased. Just enjoy your car - Jaguars are great cars. Regards, Peter.
  21. Hi Richard, I used Wynns for a year or so but found that Millers Diesel Eco Plus was far more efficient. It is worth a try. Peter.
  22. My S Type is Indigo Blue --- The metallic elements shine out beautifully on a summer day. My X type was a nice red metallic. Peter. De Gustibus nil Disputandum.
  23. 85 in a few weeks -- I hope to finish successfully my IAM course before I am 86. Peter.
  24. When I passed my test hand signals were obligatory. Think of a dull day in November in a mini with sliding windows.