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  1. Thread: Breaking News

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    She is not standing for a further term anyway.

    She is not standing for a further term anyway.
  2. Thread: Breaking News

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    Nothing new actually! Same thing happened last...

    Nothing new actually! Same thing happened last time: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-20322844
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    Another thing to check when experiencing somewhat...

    Another thing to check when experiencing somewhat random problems are the earth points in the wheel arches. These are prone to corroding.
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    Various wood finishes were available on both 4.2...

    Various wood finishes were available on both 4.2 and 5.0 XKs and XKRs according to all the German and US brochures I have. I don't have a UK one but I don't expect that the choice would have been...
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    The original spec just says it is a 12V DC...

    The original spec just says it is a 12V DC charger. Your charger says it has a power output of 30W. Set it to 12V and keep an eye on it. There are some conflicting infos in the instruction manual:
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    More importantly, which RAC jump starter pack? ...

    More importantly, which RAC jump starter pack?

    If it is something like the HP 082, then what you have bought is similar to the original and will take a similar time to recharge - up to 36 hours...
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    Probably 12v at at a few amps. Does the...

    Probably 12v at at a few amps. Does the instruction manual give any clues? Otherwise, take the model reference from the unit and look up the specs. The specification of the charging block should be...
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    Smart looking thing - have fun!

    Smart looking thing - have fun!
  9. The gap between the pad and the disc is very...

    The gap between the pad and the disc is very small and under wet conditions it holds water (surface tension). There is metal in the pads and the water completes a little electrolytic cell between the...
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    Hi the nail on the head there! Image drives...

    Hi the nail on the head there! Image drives demand, which drives resale value. But buying used, especially cheap, is more a matter of getting a well engineered car with intrinsically few faults which...
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    Prices in the UK are still noticably lower than...

    Prices in the UK are still noticably lower than on the continent so I have no sympathy :)
  12. Thread: Tyre Pressures

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    32/34 psi is the recommendation from the handbook...

    32/34 psi is the recommendation from the handbook with 26/28 psi for comfort < 100 mph.

    I'm in Germany, so the pressures get left at the normal settings just in case :) I wouldn't say that the...
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    Welcome David! The technology in cars,...

    Welcome David!

    The technology in cars, particularly from a few years back is fairly similar. Any competent mechanic should be able to cope with most stuff your Jaguar might want to throw at them....
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    You'll just have to wait for them to charge up :)

    You'll just have to wait for them to charge up :)
  15. Another symptom is that one does nothing and the...

    Another symptom is that one does nothing and the others lock then unlock. Have a listen to each door in turn. Also sometimes one does nothing (stays locked or unlocked) and the others lock and unlock...
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    What "chart" is available on XEs? The sensors...

    What "chart" is available on XEs? The sensors seem to be similar to other Jaguars which wear through when the pads are worn down but before the disc gets damaged so you can only get a warning when it...
  17. Thread: Tyre Advice

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    Hankook are making very good tyres these days so...

    Hankook are making very good tyres these days so I would not ditch them just because they have an Eastern name. The Dynapro HP2 is an allweather tyre actually designed for powerful SUVs, whatever...
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    This stuff works OK and is cheap:...

    This stuff works OK and is cheap: https://www.lidl.de/de/w5-carcare-insektenentferner/p270156
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    Any half-competent mechanic can tell you if the...

    Any half-competent mechanic can tell you if the pads are worn just by looking at them. The wear sensors will report a problem when the wear level is so low as to trigger them. The dealer may well be...
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    Typically rear pads are small and soft-ish so...

    Typically rear pads are small and soft-ish so they wear quite fast. No two people have exactly the same driving style or traffic patterns so these things are hard to compare. But the things to check...
  21. Or you pay full price for a test at an...

    Or you pay full price for a test at an independent testing station like we have in Germany. They have no vested interest. If it fails on something, you take your car away and fix it. The don't...
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    I would agree :) BBS are/were an OEM for...

    I would agree :)

    BBS are/were an OEM for Jaguar. However, the Cremona may not have been an XF option wheel.
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    Maybe that's why she sold it :) It was some...

    Maybe that's why she sold it :)

    It was some time ago though ...
  24. Yes, not much info out there :( The service...

    Yes, not much info out there :(

    The service guide "suggests" that there is something to wind back - the small cog wheel maybe?
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    The XK was not officially supplied with an XKR...

    The XK was not officially supplied with an XKR exhaust. The "S" was probably also added later. However, the XKR exhaust back box on an XK appears to be a popular customisation.
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