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  1. Villanova27

    Convertible roof - manually closed but not showing as latched.

    Hi I was giving the car its annual spring clean today, and had the roof half open so I could clean and treat all the rubber seals, (engine running). Without warning, the roof started to close, with the back of the roof dropping before the rear tonneau closed. I managed to catch the tonneau and...
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    Alarm Sounder - Source Of All (Battery) Woes

    A few months ago, I posted on here about some flat battery woes, https://www.jaguarforum.com/threads/ctek-battery-woes.124010/, which eventually got sorted of sorts. However, during this time, an extremely helpful member of this forum DM’d me and asked if he could talk over the phone. Let’s...
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    My XK has just come back from AWJ Automotive

    MyXK is now back with me after two weeks away at the health spa; AWJ Automotive of Newcastle-u-Lyme to be precise. There had been a couple of advisories on the MOT last summer and, finally, the stars aligned to allow me to get them and a few other things sorted: Restoration of the rear...
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    CTEK & Battery woes

    Well, I've got myself in a bit of a pickle and I'm not convinced I'm thinking it through properly. The hallowed CTEK was taken off the Jag and used to breathe life into younger son's Pug. The CTEK was not returned to its rightful place in good time, and now the Jag's battery is absolutely...
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    3 Years & Counting

    It was 3 years ago today that I bought my XK Convertible. It my first and only Jaguar and it is still the absolute best thing that I have ever bought. This is the first photo that I took, 2 minutes after driving away from the garage and having stopped at a Costa to allow me to calm down and...
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    Happy Birthday...

    to my XK; she turns 14 today :-D Buying this car is still the best thing that we have ever done. Apologies for the misaligned image - too much jelly and fizzy pop....
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    My XK Is Trying To Be Famous

    Hope no one minds me indulging a little, but my XK got featured in July's Jaguar Driver magazine, and I'm rather chuffed about it :-) If anyone's interested, this is a link to a scan of the article. https://imgur.com/a/bFoLS9p If you're not interested, that was still a link to a scan of the...
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    Jaguar Breakfast Meet Gaydon, Saturday 6th July 2019

    I'm going and can't wait. My younger son will be with me and he's looking forward to his first proper automotive education. Happy to meet at Warwick services southb'd if anyone wants to convoy in. If you've never been before then it's a must. If you have been before then you know that it's a...
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    Isle Of White Festival

    Mrs Villanova and I are heading over there today - the XK is packed with all the essentials.
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    I've been busy, working on the car, this weekend...

    After weeks of planning, (well, weeks of thinking about it and buying stuff), I have finally got around to painting my brake callipers, as well as the plastic engine cover. The callipers have been done in gold, (that's what it said on the tin) with dark blue lettering. I also dressed the...
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    Tyre Pressure Monitoring Warning

    My XK turned 13 last month and, just like a moody teenager, she decided to play up a little on the way to Gaydon on Saturday. Specifically, as we went through Brum on the M6, I got a display pop-up advising me that the near-side front tyre pressure was not being monitored. It stayed on for...
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    Exhaust Tails

    Afternoon All This is something that I have never done, I haven't even looked under the car to see if I can work it out, (sorry), but how do I remove my exhaust tails? They need a bit of tarting up/mild restoration and it would be preferable to clean, prep and repaint off the car. Thanks in...
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    First roof down for 2019

    Today I treated the Jaag, (and Mrs Villanova's Kubelwagen GTD evolution), to a quick wash. Then it was out, with one of the young Villanovas riding shotgun, for a few miles of top down motoring delight; for first time this year. Great sound track too :-D
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    Bespoke Luggage for My Pride 'n' Joy

    Good Morning All Mrs Villanova and I and had a very exciting day yesterday, and we travelled to Redditch to pick up our beautiful, hand-made, bespoke luggage from Bagworld Ltd. Bagworld's owner, Colin Surman, has been fantastic throughout the whole process, making sure we have the right...
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    Upholsterers in North Staffordshire

    Upholsterers in Midlands/North West Can anyone recommend a decent automotive upholsterer in the Midlands/North West regions? I am planning on getting the front seats re-hided this winter. Ideally, I would like to leave the car with them and they remove / refit the seats, but this isn't a...
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    How Do I Access The Battery - XK Conv?

    Just returned from a few days away to find that the XK is dead and my eldest son has just pointed out that,the other day, one of the neighbours said that the hazards lights were going off... Anyway, the battery is flat, flat, flat. I can get into the car and the boot with the key-in-the-fob...
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    Retrofitting Front Parking Sensors to an XK

    Does anyone know how feasible this is? My XK has rear sensors, so is it reasonable to expect the system to automatically receive signals from retro-fitted front ones, or will additional gubbins and whatnots be required?
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    I've only gone and done it...

    Yes, I can now visit this forum with my head held high - yesterday I purchased a 2006 XK Convertible. All things being equal, I will be collecting this Pride & Joy on Saturday, then probably driving loudly and repeatedly through the A50's Meir tunnel for most of the afternoon. Can't wait. In...
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    My first post...

    Good Morning All This is my obligatory first post. I have to confess that I am not, yet, a Jaguar owner, but will be purchasing an XK in the next 12 months. The purpose of joining the forum was to learn what to expect from my purchase before it lands on my drive. I hope that this is OK with you...
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