frankc

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    Frank
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  • Jaguar Model
    XK
  • Year of Jaguar
    2003
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire

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  1. The background on your profile pic looks familiar where was it taken? Just curious. Thanks.
  2. X100 Boot opening button badge? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-JAGUAR-BOOT-LID-BADGE-XK8-1996-06-HJB5985BD/172948998332?epid=1915846995&hash=item28449048bc:g:Re8AAOSwTQtaKqQD
  3. I do wear a cap and a hat 🙂 Keeps my head warm in winter and protects it during the hot summer. Goes with the territory of owning a convertible. Not got a whippet though as I do not allow dogs in the car. Love the way you can click the picture to get a bigger one. 😄
  4. Andrew me fussy? Just OCD, 😉 Why not join the other forum? Takes seconds then you can PM him? If you prefer I could give you my email address. Send me your phone email etc and I will pass on your details to Nevile.
  5. If you go onto any decent battery sellers website they will help you select the right battery for your car. *Franks tip" measure your battery before you look online. A lot of batteries are compatible with your car but its helpful if you find a battery the right length, width and depth. Also look on Auto Express Product reviews. They are excellent at sorting out the best products. You will have to Google Auto Express Product Reviews Batteries.
  6. You have the right idea going for the XKR. It has the most options, not to mention the speed aspect. When I first looked I did not want an XKR. But I am SO glad I went for the option. When you get used to driving these cars its fun sometimes to treat yourself to a bit of short speed. Its as controlled as an XK8 so dont worry about putting your foot on the accelerator and smashing into the car in front. My friend Neville, aka Stagnight, has a XKR for sale. I know he looks after his cars. Drop him a line and tell him FrankC pointed you in his direction. I may even get a free pint out of him next time we meet up. He is on another Jag Forum. Take a look at his thread. You can contact him through the forum. click me to jump to his postings
  7. Nope. Something so simple, and in a way daft, I dont think I would ever have thought of it but you had the right idea. I thought along the same lines but could not solve it. I used a piggyback to link into the cars power system. I did it onto a fuse in the box between the door frame and the door itself. Have a read Click me to read After trying everything I could think of and using up 9 fuses I was told to look into the cigar lighter. I looked. A 5p coin had dropped in there, I had previously removed the lighter itself, and was resting in the bottom. The coin was shorting out and blowing the fuse. Who would think of looking in there!
  8. Thanks for the compliments Trevor. I am no Jaguar 'expert' but if you work long enough on anything you come across loads of problems even if you do not look for them. I would be happy enough to try and answer as many questions as anyone would like to throw at me, not promising to know the answers but (touch wood) but only been stumped once. My dashcam, fitted and hardwired in by myself kept blowing a fuse. 9 fuses later I still had not worked out what it was. Eventually found the answer though helped out by a fellow Jag enthusiast. So that is a riddle for you what would keep blowing my dashcam fuse? Had been working fine for two years.......... I know a couple of local people who are members obviously have a Jag, but do not have a X100. Anyway I must get on. This cup of tea is not going to drink itself. 😉 FrankC P.S So what kept blowing the fuse? 🎆
  9. Sure do. Have a read Just trying to help others that may currently and in the future find a solution. Nothing much sees to happen on this forum.
  10. How old is your battery. A battery on its way out can give you all sorts of weird and confusing symptoms. Yes I know you have probably sorted it by now but did you fix it?
  11. Ebay breakers. Jagslags on there is an owner and a breaker.
  12. Had a member of JOC at the Much Marcle JEC meeting this week. His appearance prompted me back onto this forum. I see what is sadly lacking are answers! So to rectify this I am going through all the posts one by one and answering the questions if I can. OK some of the questions are very old but someone now or in the future may have the same problem, or perhaps the original posters still have the problem! If you want to take a look at what I have done to my Jag feel free to have a look at this click me , make sure you have a couple of days spare to read it all though. Feel free to quote my past postings and comment, question etc. Right must get back to answering some more questions. 😎 P.S Why do we have to click "Edit Topic" to post? Sounds very counter intuitive.
  13. If you look on Ebay take a look for xk8/r scrappers. A seller called JagSlags owns and breaks many XK8/R's. Tell him FrankC directed you to him.
  14. Battery. When you remove the old battery leave it overnight and the lights should reset. If they dont you can buy a OBDC reading on Ebay cheaply and reset them with that.
  15. Tends to be the earth on the circuit board. 🙂