Nige005

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    Nige
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    XK8
  • Year of Jaguar
    1998
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    Lincolnshire

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  1. Whatever you decide on enjoy the search - hope you find what you want.
  2. I bought my XK8 a few years ago from a friend who upgraded to an XKR. I prefer the looks and the analogue instruments of the XK8 but there is no doubt that the XKR has a bit of an edge in performance. I also like the " flappy paddles " of the XKR but whether or not I would use these on a regular basis is another matter, the older I get the lazier I become ! Certainly prefer a hard-top. A soft-top sounds appealing but I've owned convertibles in the past and found that once the novelty wears off the roof tends to stay closed for most of the time. As a hard-top provides more comfort, despite an occasional urge to go for a convertible, I'd resist this and stick with a solid tin roof ! So far me it's all down to personal preference. I'm sure that you are aware of the potential costs of running either of these cars. The XKR, which is 10 years younger than my XK8, doesn't seem to be any better, or worse, for reliability and the odd faults and in fact seems worse for underbody corrosion issues than my XK8. Right now I'd keep my XK8 but as we both grow older I'd certainly consider an " R, " never had a Supercharged car so maybe that itch will have to be scratched at some point...
  3. Looks like you have better prices there than we have here ! Took me a while to find this one so I was just pleased to find it. Since then I've been told that Ford use the same stuff so a visit to a Ford dealer may give you some results.
  4. I use this in mine. It's about £10 a litre and I buy from Opie oils here in the UK, ( via eBay )a reliable and respected supplier of oils and fluids. Whether or not it's available in the US is of course another matter. Opie will send to the US but I dread to think what the cost may be. Motul Inugel Optimal Coolant / Antifreeze OAT Orange Nitrite free, amine free, phosphate free, borate free, silicate free. Color Visual Orange fluo Density at 20°C/68°F ASTM D4052 1.056 PH ASTM D1287 8.4 Initial crystalization ASTM D1177 -27.5°C/-17.5°F Freezing Protection -37°C Pour Point ASTM D97 -32.5°C/-26.5°F Boiling Temperature 134°C/273°F (+1.5 bar) Alkalinity Reserve ASTM D1121 2.4 mg KOH/g
  5. Fingers crossed for you Jeff. I believe that the cable from the gearstick to the Rotary switch has to be adjusted correctly as well so it may be worthwhile googling the procedure to do this, especially as your gearstick seems to be loose. Pretty sure I found instructions somewhere on how to do this when I was researching the problem. I've also read that the Switch underneath the Gearstick can cause a similar problem and given that your gearstick itself seems to have a problem that may be worth a look too. Lets us all know how you get on, the more knowledge we have the better able we all can be to keep things going ! Meanwhile - Happy Christmas !
  6. Hi. For the Window problem I found that cleaning the Plug from the door to the " A " pillar twice a year helps a lot. Just disconnect and give both plug and socket ends a good soaking with Switch Cleaner ( preferably not WD 40 ) and then plug and unplug it several times. Not 100% but it works to keep things correct a lot longer than just the reset ! I had a problem with starting on mine. It would crank over but not fire up. It was very intermittent but seemed to happen mostly, but not always, when the engine was hot so Initial thoughts were the Crank Position Sensor. Changed this and all seemed well - for a little time and then back to this worrying problem again. Then changed the Rotary Switch on the Gear Selector on the Gearbox, this worked for many starts whilst I was still at the garage so drove home feeling pretty happy. However, being a pessimistic old sod, I switched off when I got home, waited two minutes and.... no start - again. On the 'phone to my local Indy and he then remembered that he'd had this problem before. It turns out that the grease around the Gear Selector Rotary Switch and levers had gone hard and so prevented the Rotary switch going to " just " the right position so although all the Indications that you were correctly in " Park " the Gearbox thought that it wasn't , so stopped the engine from firing up. A good clean up and re grease sorted this out. A quick fix once the correct diagnosis was given - hope that you are as lucky !
  7. Just had another thought. When I had problems with the ABS Electronics my Indie sent it away to a place that repairs/rebuilds the Electronic bits. I did see the that this company had a big range of bits that they repaired to a set price. Sadly I don't know the company name or any details. However it does show that there are places out there that do this type of work so if you spend a bit of time on Google you should be able to find someone who can help. Good luck.
  8. I have had quite a few spares from here : - https://www.autoreservejaguar.com/ Used parts have always been good and are usually guaranteed and they are very helpful. Not quite sure what you need but browse the site or give then a ring - they will help if they can.
  9. Done a few since then Peter, including the XK8 !
  10. Same here Peter. Mind you I used to have the same reluctance to remove Door Cards ( various cars I've owned needed access ! ) but needs must and all that ! Must say that doing Trim work really frightens me though, always afraid I'm going to make things worse. My friend who I bought the XK8 from removed the centre console to replace some bulbs in there, another job I'm hoping that I never have to do......
  11. Thanks Peter, yes it all seems to be OK now. If only I could sort out the Roof Lining as quickly........!!!
  12. Agree with Old Peter about the problem with duplicate Posts. evident in my Sagging Roof Liner Thread in XK8 Lounge.

     

    Nige.

     

    1. Jaguar Owners Club

      Jaguar Owners Club

      Hi Nige,

      We are currently in the process of resolving the issues, hopefully shouldn't be too long before it's fixed.

      Thanks for your patience.

      Regards - Trevor

    2. Nige005

      Nige005

      Thank you Trevor.

       

      Nige.

  13. Oops. Admin, seems that both myself and Garry had a problem Posting here, hence the multiple Posts. When clicking the " Submit Reply " button nothing seems to happen and so you click it again, and again...... When you exit the Thread and then return you find that every click has indeed worked. Sorry about that, perhaps you could look at this.
  14. Hi Garry. Thanks for your reply, good to hear that it wasn't too bad a job although I must say that I'm still not sure that I fancy it very much ! Thanks also for the name of the supplier, had a look at the site and they look good,
  15. Hi Everyone. Just noticed that the Roof Lining is starting to sag, mainly around the Light Unit. I've looked at a few options but would welcome any advice and experiences you may have. Option 1. New Roof Liner. These seem to available for around £200. Problem. Apart from the cost and time and effort to fit - none. This is the ideal option but I don't know any Trim Specialists around this neck of the woods and as it's a job I don't fancy much myself it's still a problem. Option 2. Maybe it's possible for a good trimmer to repair the existing one as apart from the " sag " it is in perfect condition. Problem. I'm guessing that the cost of the repair, excluding removal and refitting of the Board, would be at least a £100 so for an extra £100 I could go for a whole new one, seems a better way to go. Option 3. Remove Light Fitting in the hope I can then get to the saggy bit to get some glue in and so re-fix the fabric to the Board. Problem. 1. I don't know if removing the Light Fitting would give me the access I need. 2. I suspect that the glue may well soak through the Fabric and so look a right old mess. Option 4. Inject ( somehow ) glue through the fabric in the problem area to re-fix the fabric to the Board. Problem. 1. Don't know of any glue that I can inject and have no idea if you can actually buy Hypodermic Needles. 2. Again glue staining the Fabric is potentially a problem. Option 5. Some people seem to have used Upholstery Twist Pins to re-fix the Fabric to the Board. Problem.1. Not sure that it does work, is the board thick enough to take these pins and is there any risk of damaging the Roof itself by pushing up against the underneath of it with a sharp point ? 2. It wouldn't look brilliant. Brilliant ? Lets be honest, it would look bluidy awful but I suppose it would be acceptable as a temporary fix. So people, what do you think ? Any ideas or suggestions.? I suspect I know the answer and expect to wave good bye to about £500 for a new one but I'd appreciate your thoughts. Could have been worse I suppose, at least, last time I checked, I don't suffer from a soggy brown bottom, just a sagging beige top....... ! For those of you, who like me until yesterday, have no idea what an Upholstery Twist Pin looks like here's a pic.