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    Typical Confusing Ebay advert. In one place it...

    Typical Confusing Ebay advert. In one place it says that it is not compatible and in another, it says it is.

    The NGK part nr. ILKAR7C10 / stock nr. 94940 is the Jaguar part C2P23089, which is the...
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    Some are for sale in Germany too: ...

    Some are for sale in Germany too:

    https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/search.html?dam=0&isSearchRequest=true&lang=en&ms=12400;23&sfmr=false&vc=Car

    It was an option for countries where engine...
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    Exactly! And the ones I also checked and found...

    Exactly! And the ones I also checked and found cheaper in Germany.

    Then came some spurious info telling us we were wrong with no proof or alternative :(

    I just gave you NGK's info. As they are...
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    These? ...

    These?

    https://www.ngkpartfinder.co.uk/car_commercial_search.php?type=SPARK%2520PLUGS&manufact=JAGUAR&model=XKR%2520%252806--%253E%2529&engine=5.0
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    These go for about 47-50 pounds for 8 in Germany,...

    These go for about 47-50 pounds for 8 in Germany, delivered to Germany. The Bosch equivalent is less still (38-40 Pounds).

    https://www.daparto.de/Teilenummernsuche/NGK/94940...
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    ... but we should know when it helps and when it...

    ... but we should know when it helps and when it is pointless. Both approaches have their merits :)
  7. Thread: Knock Knock!

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    As long as you can get the drop links off, it is...

    As long as you can get the drop links off, it is an easy job. Might be good to spray rust dissolver on the nuts and threads for a couple of days. See if the hex indent on the ends are still clean and...
  8. Thread: Tire Size

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    Last para post #4, also with the correct...

    Last para post #4, also with the correct assumption that Roger wanted bigger tyres not wheels :)
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    I also fancy a small open topped car - something...

    I also fancy a small open topped car - something like an MX-5, Fiat Barchetta, even a Merc SLK could do. The problem is that I can't justify another car which will mainly just clog up the drive. I...
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    It is hard to get out of the habit of thinking we...

    It is hard to get out of the habit of thinking we need engine braking. We don't need it to slow down anymore. Modern brakes are so much better than those that were around when engine braking was...
  11. Thread: Ctek mxs 5.0

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    Typically they come with the crocs and a flying...

    Typically they come with the crocs and a flying socket. Optionally you can get a flying socket with charge level LEDs (CTE-56382) or a true comfort panel that can be let into the paneling, also with...
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    Not sure I follow you fully - One usually wants...

    Not sure I follow you fully - One usually wants lower change ups when the progress is flowing, higher when it is difficult. Floor it in D and the change up point is much later than if you were to...
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    Initially it is a bit odd, however, how often do...

    Initially it is a bit odd, however, how often do you switch between D and S? S is useless on motorways and flowing A-roads because the suspension becomes too firm. S can be good when the roads are...
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    The 5.0 has displayed some tensioner and water...

    The 5.0 has displayed some tensioner and water pump problems. The 4.2 has also displayed problems, if you search the web. However, neither seem to be statistically unreliable. Most seem solid so...
  15. Thread: Tires

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    Welcome JB! Yes, tyres seem to be more...

    Welcome JB!

    Yes, tyres seem to be more contentious than you might guess. We mainly only run one set of tyres at a time so make poor reviewers. Our comparisons are with an aging worn out tyre...
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    Taking the engine alone is only half the story....

    Taking the engine alone is only half the story. There were a lot of other improvements made at the same time making the car noticably more direct to drive and more "solid" to sit in. Neither engine...
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    I have no experience of this but logic tells me...

    I have no experience of this but logic tells me that if there is water in the sills, it will eventually get between the metal and the oil. If you are drilling holes everywhere, why not drill them to...
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    Looks like a good one :)

    Looks like a good one :)
  19. Thread: Knock Knock!

    by Neilr
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    The front ARB drop links are notorious for...

    The front ARB drop links are notorious for feeling firm but knocking. Melye do a heavy-duty model (18-160600002/HD) for this car - most recommended. Cheap component, easy to fit and definitely...
  20. Thread: Tire Size

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    As you probably already know, putting a larger...

    As you probably already know, putting a larger tyre on the same wheel results in an increase in the diameter of the tyre which might contact the bodywork or suspension components under extreme...
  21. Thread: Formula 1 Yawn!

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    For those of you who judge a season though...

    For those of you who judge a season though results alone, Have a look at this: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2019/08/02/could-ferrari-contention-without-numerous-errors-alternative/
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    I'm with Alec on this one. Wherever in the world...

    I'm with Alec on this one. Wherever in the world you are, there are local (non-chain) eateries, from snack places upwards that cook fresh and tasty food and not formula junk. I have no problem...
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    The Exide EA1000 is a "019" battery. Equivalent...

    The Exide EA1000 is a "019" battery. Equivalent to the Varta H3 600402083.

    The 019 is just a nominal size. At current prices in the UK, the Exide is a no-brainer.
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    Right, just unscrew and change. The cover should...

    Right, just unscrew and change. The cover should be put back correctly torqued - 25 Nm, IIRC.

    $160 for an oil and filter change is not too bad as long as they use the correct (expensive) oil. $160...
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    What 2woody was politely intimating is that the...

    What 2woody was politely intimating is that the alignment should have been done correctly. As soon as you start without the steering wheel (and rack) centered the rest becomes rather meaningless.
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