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  1. Thread: New guy

    by Daverichardson
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    Welcome to the forum Steve. My XK is similar in...

    Welcome to the forum Steve.
    My XK is similar in age and mileage to yours, and after 5 years I still love it!
    Enjoy both the XK and the forum!
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    My XK is similarly tight length wise in my...

    My XK is similarly tight length wise in my garage.
    I have put lines of bricks on the floor, and just have to let it gently roll up against the bricks, knowing that it will be perfectly placed. This...
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    I have had mine for 5 totally trouble free years...

    I have had mine for 5 totally trouble free years now. In that time I have replaced one brake light bulb and one indicator bulb, at a cost of little more than a tenner!

    OK, so I have also bought a...
  4. Thread: Dilemma

    by Daverichardson
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    Only you can decide what you should do: Such...

    Only you can decide what you should do: Such decisions are purely personal.

    I would keep the 911 because I would see no point in having two XKs even though one is convertible. But that’s my...
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    When I went to buy an ex demo XJ or XF from...

    When I went to buy an ex demo XJ or XF from Stratstone Newcastle the young lady salesperson was excellent, and I decided on the XF.
    Sadly, their house rules then required her to hand me over to the...
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    Sticky: Took it out of the garage for a quick wash and...

    Took it out of the garage for a quick wash and dry in between showers, then back to the garage again clean and gleaming, ready to go out in the sunshine tomorrow. :-P
  7. Welcome to the forum Phil! I have had my XK well...

    Welcome to the forum Phil!
    I have had my XK well over five years now, and still love it. Yours looks lovely!
    Enjoy both the car and the forum!
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    I am a great believer in running it properly at...

    I am a great believer in running it properly at regular intervals.
    It keeps the tyres and brakes in good working order, the engine properly lubricated, and aircon etc refreshed.
    That is quite apart...
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    Mine will be used as often as the roads are dry...

    Mine will be used as often as the roads are dry and salt free: That is probably about once every three weeks or so. The rest of the time it is garaged, clean, dry, and well polished, and kept on the...
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    5 years to date, but no intentions of selling...

    5 years to date, but no intentions of selling until I can’t climb in and out of it.....so hopefully another 15 years or so to go....with a bit of luck ;-)
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    I use the Costco premium fuels in both my XK and...

    I use the Costco premium fuels in both my XK and my wife’s diesel Citroen. They are great value, but I have to warn you that the octane was reduced a few months ago. They still qualify as premium...
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    Like Faltwen, I don’t need winter tyres on my...

    Like Faltwen, I don’t need winter tyres on my Jaguar. I don’t take the XK out if the roads are salty, let alone in snow, so it isn’t out much in wintertime: I do take it for a little run when the...
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    We put my wife’s car (Citroen C4 Grand Picasso)...

    We put my wife’s car (Citroen C4 Grand Picasso) on Michelin Crossclimate + tyres two years ago.

    Before that her car was undrivable in any snow at all: It was incredibly bad. Now it goes through...
  14. You are bound to be Grumpy right now: If that...

    You are bound to be Grumpy right now: If that were mine I too would be gutted, and remain gutted until it is put right!
    Do keep us informed as to how you get on.
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    In this case the comment is almost three years...

    In this case the comment is almost three years after...;-)
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    That’s hilarious! On a similar note, a friend of...

    That’s hilarious!
    On a similar note, a friend of mine ran a shop selling new TVs, radios etc.
    He sold a TV to a couple, who took it away. A few hours later he had a phone call saying it wouldn’t...
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    Does it not make your skin go all wrinkly? :razz:

    Does it not make your skin go all wrinkly? :razz:
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    Sticky: Ordered a new set of tyres. After much...

    Ordered a new set of tyres. After much deliberation I have gone for Continental Contact 6. They will be fitted in the next couple of days.
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    This may usually be a forum for our cats, but...

    This may usually be a forum for our cats, but pictures please! We would love to see him!
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    I am with ducmon on this. As it happens, it is...

    I am with ducmon on this. As it happens, it is nearly 50 years since I moved from motorbikes to cars, but if I wanted to return I would certainly do so, albeit with an element of caution (I wouldn’t...
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    Mine is XK06 DMR. It is a 2006 XK and my initials...

    Mine is XK06 DMR. It is a 2006 XK and my initials are DMR, so perfect!

    Bought from the DVLA for a very reasonable price (which I can’t remember but something like £300).
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    No, I don’t do that, but we still talk about her...

    No, I don’t do that, but we still talk about her daily six years later.
    Fern was a 65lb stately Duchess: Calm and dignified. She simply blanked all trouble. However, we wanted to use her in Pets as...
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    My heartfelt sympathies, though I know that they...

    My heartfelt sympathies, though I know that they won’t help much!
    I have been through this twice, and it is quite simply a bereavement. We know objectively that dogs are not as important as humans,...
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    I regularly do Dubai to Auckland (once every...

    I regularly do Dubai to Auckland (once every other year), and couldn’t contemplate anything longer. In our case it follows a 9 hour Newcastle to Dubai flight, and it is only just bearable.

    Last...
  25. Welcome to the Forum! I share your sentiments,...

    Welcome to the Forum!
    I share your sentiments, and have had five very happy years with my XK, and am hoping for a good many more!
    Enjoy both your XK and the Forum!
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