Claws

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    Steve
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  • Year of Jaguar
    2003
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  1. Good Job Christian She has come up really well just a little heads up by the way, try not to park her in the direct sun during the hottest part of the day (try and find shade for the front) temps of about 24 - 26c will set the alarm off! with the sun beating down, just an unfortunate quirk with her, others on the JOC have had similar experiences. anyway the Adamesh sports boxes do come up well, just thought you may be interested in this.. regards Steve
  2. I was wondering about that as well, I bought it from one of the guys on the forum, just never got around to fitting it, I'm absolutely confident it will work, its just about whether the wiring is in place? I have been reliably informed it should be, in amongst the paper work you will find fitting directions and a template for cutting the panel in the boot (left hand side by the indicator) I think i also left the Hexert pieces you will need to fix it to the body. if you have a body shop you go to, they will have the tool required. you will also have discovered the CD in the dash doesn't work, it wont suck in a disc and wont spit it out if you push one in, however presuming the dealer left it in there is a hands free parrot system (the screen was hidden in the ashtray recess by the previous owner) so you can play music via Bluetooth from your phone (just need to pair your phone) or in the storage box between the front seats you can use a USB stick if you prefer. also in the box I put the adaptor for inflating the tyres, you will have noticed there are no standard 'sticking out' valves because the wheels are split rim
  3. Sounds like she is in very good hands, I have to say didn't know about the expansion tank crack, good job you found that, could have been quite disastrous! I see you are Kent based, not a million miles from me so who knows, may pass you on a road one day, I drive to Isle of Sheppey every weekend, so if you ever get tooted / flashed by a silver Range Rover Vogue that'll be me I saw the seat repair, good job (I need some type of similar repairs in my new one) and I would love to see some pics of her. did you find the bit of paper in the drivers sun visor? perhaps the dealer got rid of it, it was the radio code, and reset sequence should you ever need to. anyway I'm pretty sure the code is in amongst the paper work you got somewhere, unless I'm getting confused with my previous car, old age an all that.... Anyway please do post updates on her and any projects you may have, the guys on the JOC are really helpful and extremally knowledgeable, and very patient! they put up with me for 3 years regards Steve Oh and don't forget, keep an eye on the sills, one side of her was getting a little rusty
  4. Hi Christian I would like to start by saying thank you for giving her a good home, I was concerned that she would be broken for parts, she is far to good for that sort ending. I don't know how long you have had her, but I hope you are enjoying the car? if you have any questions, please ask away regards Steve Finally, Thanks Peter, for getting in touch with me, I have been wondering what happened to her, oh and thanks for letting me come in from the Dark side of the JLR family 😉
  5. It was the toss of the coin that cost me 😉
  6. …From her! After 3 years of owning such a beautiful car, its sadly time to say goodbye to each other. SWMBO has decided she wants a bigger car, so I have bought one, although we are still part of the JLR family it will be sad to say goodbye to her, and all you good folk on the JOC. There has been such fantastic help and guidance given to me personally since I joined, all I can say is thanks to each and Every one who has helped and had the patience to listen to my garbled pleas for help. I did say in a previous post, the next car will have a growler badge on it somewhere, unfortunately not this time, although in the future I’m sure I’ll be back to annoy you all once again. For those interested, I now have a Range Rover. On a final note the Car is still available if anyone is interested, however it will need to go before Wednesday next week, I am of course trying to sell it elsewhere. But here is the important thing to me, I would prefer it to go to someone who will appreciate her, so preference will be given to any member of the JOC, and at a very reasonable price for JOC members. It will be buyer collects, viewings after 18:00 p.m. please Mon – Thurs only (cash of course) I’m in south east London not far from Eltham. You should be aware the MOT is due next week (hence the need for her to go quickly) I honestly do not foresee any problems in that regard, but of course cannot guarantee it, she now has approx. 95k on the clock which is way below the average expected (circa 10K p/year = 150K) and still runs like a dream. Last MOT no advisories / sailed through, and only added about approx. 3.5k since then. For those that don’t know, she is a certified “Limited Edition” (cert from Jaguar Heritage along with other paperwork will of course be given to the new owner) for JOC members £600 no offers sorry! PM me if interested, she will go on a first come first served basis. It would be an absolute shocking waste to consider the other alternative Attached some photos I took a couple of years ago, she still looks the same
  7. Nick if you sign it you are effectively ripping up your 6 month 'Warranty' they have already committed to repairing the AC (albeit you made the arrangements) what happens if the AC plays up again? have a look to see what is covered under the Warranty and decide whether its worth the paper its written on Steve
  8. it seems to me you have 2/4 different ways to go, you can contact CAB explain your situation and take advice, you can contact consumer rights organisation and explain your situation (you clearly and quite rightly are not a happy consumer) in my opinion you seem to be getting fobbed off! or you can go to the dealer and ask for a full refund, as they are seemingly not attempting to rectify the problems that you have raised, if they say "yes we are" ask for evidence of what they have done. Or you give the dealer the (I'm not happy with the way my concerns are being handled, nor the support from Jaguar on the whole, so i am considering take legal advice, and perhaps contacting the trading standards ombudsman) finally if you are a member of the AA (example) ask them to view and diagnose what the problems are, you can then use their report to strengthen your case as an independent opinion (will cost of course)
  9. thanks, i can honestly say i have ever compared steering wheel alignment with wheel position, but when the MOT is due i will get them to check and adjust as required. hopefully i didn't do to much damage, although i chipped the concrete kerb i was only traveling about 5 MPH i will report back after the MOT Many thanks again Ron Steve
  10. cheers Ron, didn't even consider that! what's your thoughts on the alignment issue?
  11. i quote you above because it would be handy to know, did you attempt to try and fix (DIY fashion) the problems you were experiencing? if so you may well have invalidated the warranty. i previously asked, did you raise your concerns with them within 30 days of taking her away? If so was that via e-mail / text, or just verbal over the phone? if e--mail etc do not delete those e-mails, as far as i know they are evidence that can be used should you have to go to the trading standards to get your money back. It sounds to me that they are not competent / confident in their abilities to fix the problem/s but i believe they are within their rights to be given the opportunity to do so, even if it means going to a third party
  12. Hi All i was outside topping up water / oil / putting air in tyres as you do, then i noticed this! here is the detail.. for a couple of months there has been a slight scraping sound from out side which i initially thought was coming from the gearbox tunnel, but my good lady said yesterday it was from her side towards the front. its not a constant sound, sort of like this if you can use your imagination scrape - pause - scrape - pause - scrape - pause etc the faster you go it then just becomes a constant sound (albeit its not horrifying enough for me to be overly concerned) and tends then to disappear, with the sound of engine and wind noise, Anyway.... i have checked the inner walls of the tyres and they seem fine, there is no obvious smell of over heated metal or burning etc when i stop, there does not seem to be any obvious signs of uneven wear to the front passenger tyre. i did clump the kerb about a month ago at the front end, i had to mount it to pass a dustbin lorry that was mostly blocking the road. however the scraping sound was there before that. have i bent the tracking rod? is it an MOT fail? is it expensive to fix - replace? and finally should the steering wheel be horizontal with the wheels in the straight on position? sorry for the multiple questions, oh and just to add, there is a slight pulling to the left, but i put that down to low tyre pressure and 'Ruts' in the road on the 'B' roads i travel on every weekend, it seems to be fine on motorways. just to mention there is a difference in alignment of about 2 1/2 inches from body work compared to drivers front tyre (unless the body has twisted ) as always any advice greatly appreciated Thanks in advance regards Steve
  13. your car must be under warranty, they are duty bound to repair it, did you raise any concerns with the seller within the first 30 days? have a look at the link below, it will let you know where you stand legally, and what options are open to you regards Steve https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-rights-act
  14. Hi Chris are these what you need? hope the link works, if not try copying and pasting into your browser address bar www.ebay.co.uk/p/Genuine-Jaguar-XJS-XJRS-Xjr-s-6-0-Exhaust-Catalytic-Converter-EBC4559/1415840479 regards steve
  15. Hi Nick your not alone I posted about this about 2 years ago (cant find the post sorry) I find that when the temp gets to about 24 / 25C off it goes. at first I thought it was someone setting it off deliberately (jealousy) even got a letter from the council about noise nuisance. anyway if memory serves one suggestion was to remove / isolate the sounder which is somewhere by the front drivers wheel arch. I didn't do that anyway. for a while I just kept my ears open, and ran out every time I heard an alarm, very frustrating! anyway long story short, we were at our Holiday home one weekend, and low and behold off it went. it was parked in direct sunlight on a very hot day, front of car facing the midday sun. (I previously tried the single locking and double locking made no difference) anyhow I turned her around so the front was shaded, no alarm. I now park her up the road in a place I know will be in the shade come the hottest part of the day (touch wood not happened again) not an ideal or workable solution for all, but not wanting to remove the sounder, and perhaps jeopardise invalidating insurance, this was the solution that worked for me. I don't know if it's sensitivity can be altered, I imagine its not setup to monitor Heat? just a quirk I guess, or perhaps as was also suggested to me the back up battery could be the issue due to age? sorry not much help, as I stated above your not alone regards Steve