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    I've just recalled that mine dribbled for ages...

    I've just recalled that mine dribbled for ages then cured themselves.

    Maybe some dirt was trapped in the valve seat? I wonder if it's worth emptying the washer bottle - wet and dry vacuum cleaner,...
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    If I recall correctly there is a spring loaded...

    If I recall correctly there is a spring loaded pressure valve in the pipe that opens under the pressure of the pump and closes by the spring when the pump stops.

    Unfortunately I think it is close...
  3. Thread: reminiscences

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    I worked as a waiter in a Working Man's Club. ...

    I worked as a waiter in a Working Man's Club.

    Federation Ale was 1/7 a pint a 'short' (1/4 of a gill) was also 1/7 to keep the arithmetic easier.

    So I knew my 1/7 times table - 3/4, 4/11, 6/6...
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    I was equally puzzled by the reference to rust!...

    I was equally puzzled by the reference to rust! My previous X358 rear subframe and steel suspension components didn't have a lick of paint left on it when I passed it on to youngest.

    Some before...
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    What 'obd' did you use? A generic ELM 327 type...

    What 'obd' did you use? A generic ELM 327 type can only read the common engine codes. You need a reasonably sophisticated (expensive) code reader to read Airbag and Parking Brake related codes.

    If...
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    I went from an X358 SV8 to the 250PS XF. I...

    I went from an X358 SV8 to the 250PS XF.

    I held onto the X358 way past 200k miles as I am underwhelmed by interior or exterior styling of any of the current Jaguar range, but needs must!

    The XF...
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    Yup. Mine did that on Saturday morning. Refused...

    Yup. Mine did that on Saturday morning. Refused to talk to me all morning. Parked up for half an hour and the naughty little flirt talked to me as if nothing had happened.
    I swear I could hear a...
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    I put my hand up to this! I had a 'fuzzy' number...

    I put my hand up to this! I had a 'fuzzy' number plate on the tip-run trailer for over a year before a visiting son pointed out the protective blue film was still on it.
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    I would also suspect water ingress. Some basic...

    I would also suspect water ingress.

    Some basic checks you could do: a visual inspection of all door seals, crank all the windows up and down a few times, check they are closing fully and inspect...
  10. An ignition key! J-gate to replace that knob....

    An ignition key!
    J-gate to replace that knob.
    Replacement centre console without that cheap and nasty sliding door.
    Larger, metal centrally located handbrake actuation switch.
    Cooled seats....
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    Hence my use of 'unfortunately' Also annoying...

    Hence my use of 'unfortunately' Also annoying when swapping from summer to winter wheel/tyre sets.
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    Nope. Second place I looked after inside the fuel...

    Nope. Second place I looked after inside the fuel filler flap. I was eventually reduced to that unmanly practice of reading the manual and that told me the only source was the dashboard menus.

    ...
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    Mine has the magic tyre valves (unfortunately) ...

    Mine has the magic tyre valves (unfortunately)

    More annoyingly the handbook doesn't list tyre pressures. It refers you to the car's menu system.

    Obviously after wasting 10 minutes finding the...
  14. Thread: Wheel Arches

    by rtcosic
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    Reduces spray from wet roads. Used on HGVs as well

    Reduces spray from wet roads. Used on HGVs as well
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    I don't know what a Qi charger is, I'm not...

    I don't know what a Qi charger is, I'm not entirely certain what a tap fuse is, I don't know what space you are planning to use and my X260 is RHD.

    With those caveats; I used one of the fuse box...
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    Sorry for delay. NA and NB MX-5s. Product...

    Sorry for delay.

    NA and NB MX-5s.

    Product used was a Dinitrol cavity wax, not Waxoil or old engine oil.
  17. Thread: Battery

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    Why all the angst? The C-Tek is a charger and...

    Why all the angst? The C-Tek is a charger and maintainer. Designed to be attached to the battery to maintain it throughout a winter layup.
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    no need to drill any holes. remove the trim...

    no need to drill any holes. remove the trim around the B pillar and you can gain access for a waxoil or oil gun. We 'filled' the sills this way after a short term 'get it through the MoT repair' 10...
  19. Thread: System Pin

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    System PIN is not the radio code. If the...

    System PIN is not the radio code.

    If the original supplying dealer didn't place a record in the owner's handbook wallet then you will have to ask a dealer to get it for you from the VIN.

    I...
  20. I have never seen that feature on an in-car or...

    I have never seen that feature on an in-car or stand alone SatNav.

    You would need the expensive Caravan or HGV SatNavs with their more advanced routing.
  21. I contacted Jaguar Customer Relations via PM in...

    I contacted Jaguar Customer Relations via PM in the Forum section below this one.
  22. CTEK seem to be the universal choice - I have one...

    CTEK seem to be the universal choice - I have one too.

    They are rebadged and sold as JLR and Aston Martin official accessories at a huge mark up.
  23. Exactly what it says. The supplying dealer...

    Exactly what it says.

    The supplying dealer needs to register the car with the supplier of the InControl system, using codes supplied by Jaguar.

    My supplying dealer failed to do so and denied...
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    It is possible to accidentally reduce the SatNav...

    It is possible to accidentally reduce the SatNav volume to zero.

    When the SatNav should be issuing an instruction try to use the volume +/- steering wheel controls to increase the volume.

    Benn...
  25. Well I find it interesting! And helpful. Yes....

    Well I find it interesting! And helpful.

    Yes. So far I think those wheels suit the car very well and do not look like granny wearing white stilettos as so many mature cars sporting latest wheels...
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