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  1. So I am not the only nutter ,I did have a Chobert riveter in a lovely mahogany box , I hadn't used it since 1960 ,some toe rag nicked it out of my garage and Ill bet he didn't now what it was.
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    Clearing a shed out I have found some XJ40 odds and sods,so I wondered if anyone would like them B4 I dump them. 4 hub caps,a radio that I think works ,there are 4 jacking point plugs somewhere and I think a pair of front side lights. Other bits may materialise..
  3. My 2003 S type occasionally refuses to unlock from the inside via the handle,always unlocks on the dash button ,I am certain its down to battery voltage,although the battery is newish,the car spends many days unused and the problem resolves itself after decent run. It looks as if I am going to have to part company with my car after four years ,having difficulty getting in and out,so if anyone is looking for a 53 S type ,BRG with 126000 on her back fsh two owners including me.This car will mark the end of my Jaguar ownership going back to my Mk eight.looks like it will have to be a !Removed! Civic !!!! Mike
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    On a couple of occasions when starting from cold ,as the engine fires I get about six shrill tones in the car,nothing showing on the dash out of the ordinary , I am sure someone on this forum knows,I hope. Regards Mike
  5. Fitted by National Windscreen , I have no idea of make , sorry.
  6. I now have a new heated front screen and there are now no visible heating elements ,all the elements are across the bottom of the screen,the change was I am told due to customer pressure. Bliss is a clear wind screen.
  7. I had a battery go down when I was in Cardiff,as I cannot bend as I used to,I allowed Halfords to do the job with the result that the hold down bolt sheared off,it wasnt Halfords fault ,the bolt was well rotted in.On my return home I attempted to remove the broken bolt ,no chance.So now I have a couple of nuts well clarted with grease .I must agree that it not the best engineered bit of kit.
  8. I am now entering my fifth year of S type ownership and despite a couple of frights with problems that turned out to be 90% battery orientated ,there is still bubbling on the off-side rear quarter but it is no worse than it was when bought ,I had a brake sensor go down and whilst the car was up in the air I had a good look around and was relieved that at some time it had been sprayed with Dinatrol,or similar ,there was a little superficial rust ,gave that a blitz with dilute Waxoil ,two weeks later sailed through its MOT with NO advisories ,thats a first. Few jobs to do including wheel refurb ,no kerbing just corrosion under the laquer ,I fancy having them redone in Black Chrome.Windscreen drives me potty , I only hope a new one solves the problem. There are also a few dash lights kaput ,I have to carry a torch to read the DIC as any messages are unreadable,at least by me. Lessons learned,trust no one either main dealer or Independent , I persuaded a young lad to do my service this year ,I had intended to do it myself as money was scarce ,but arthritis said no .After the service had been completed ,including a new set of plugs ,I remember paying just over a pound a piece for good plugs,now they are about 7 quid a shot. The lad told me to have a look at the air filter ,it was choked ,and had done less than 2000 miles since a major expensive service . Engine much improved . memo check as much as possible after paying for all future services.
  9. Can I put my 'alf penneth in ? . Last year I inherited a 2.7 Liter Diesel Jeep ,when cold it sounded like a bag of spanners and apparently that was usual. I read an american article about using two stroke oil as an additive for diesel ,as I was of to the north of scotland I tried giving it a dose ,about 70ml to a tank full of diesel . The difference was amazing ,all the noise disappears and the engine ran far smoother. I continued dosing it now and then until I sold it ,the new keeper did as well and as far as I know is still running well.
  10. So I am not the only one that finds the heating elements intrusive , if I need to replace I think I too would go non heated,in three years I have yet to use it. mike
  11. Hi folks,trust you are all wrapped up for the bank holiday? I watched a video (american) about buying an S type ,when the ignition was turned on the drivers information panel and radio and A/c panels were back lit green,now mine are not back lit at all ! I have cursed this fact over the last three years but put up with it. In fairness after a life time of night driving ,I avoid it these days, so it has not been a great problem.It would be nice to correct it if possible ,I will eventually have to pass the car on or sell it ,so I would like it fixed . My question is can the lights be fixed? Regards Mike
  12. There you go ,just proves history has its uses. lol