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  1. Partick the Cat

    TomTom ditches map updates for some 'free updates for life' sat-navs.
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    Interesting (?) Effect - Heated Windscreen

    I took the Cat out for a run yesterday afternoon and went up onto the Cotswolds (from the Severn valley) intending maybe to go to Cirencester. However before getting even to Tetbury I ran into ... FOG, as ever variable but in places with a visibility of well less than 100yds. The first thing...
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    Amphibious Jaguar

    An amphibious Jaguar ... a niche that Jaguar motors could exploit ?
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    Spotting 350s in the 'Box'

    I watched a bit of 'Coalition' on C4 on Saturday night. Nice to X350s ferrying all the 'knobs' around.
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    Re. Gearbox software upgrade ... "Oh no there isn't !"

    Re my thread 'Gearbox Upgrade Nov 2012' (which should have read 2013) In the Dec edition of Jag Enthusiast is a letter saying that the upgrade is NOT a general release for all Jag ZF 6HP26 boxes, but only for individual cars with particular problems ... apparently.
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    Gearbox software upgrade; Nov 2012 release.

    Gearbox software upgrade; Nov 2013 release (not 2012 - that was 'brain failure') Interesting letter in this month's Jag Enthusiast magazine ... The letter says according to CFS Motors (a Jag indie) of Coventry that last November (ie 2013) Jag released a 'fairly major software rewrite which...
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    Anyone know their speedo accuracy ?

    I was wondering if anyone had bothered to check their speedometer against either a separate SatNav, or timed the car against the 100m posts on a motorway. Mine seems to read 75mph (and the cruise set speed says 75) at a TomTom-indcated 70 mph. Timing it over 1.6km (very close to one mile) tends...
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    2.7 Tdvi - change of Engine Oil Specification

    Having just downloaded the latest additions to JagDocs documents I note that whereas ... the 2009 Vehicle Specs document listed engine oil meeting WSS-M2C-913-B for the 2.7 Diesel XJ, 2003 to 2010 MY, now the .... the 2012 Vehicle Specs document lists WSS-M2C-934-B (ie an ACEA C1 oil)...
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    Foreign Secretary in Paris ... X350 with a '75' (Paris) reg.

    Not to make light of the very serious situation in the Ukraine, for I'm sure we all hope/pray for a peaceful outcome ... but ... nice to William Hague arriving at the Foreign Ministers meeting in Paris today in a very nice pre-facelift X350 (doubltless a LWB). Interestingly it sported a '75'...
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    Merry Christmas thread

    Off topic but ... 3pm ... Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge on the radio; Christmas is here ! Merry Christmas everybody !
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    Mudflaps (Splashguards) for post-Facelift ?

    Has anyone found suitable mud-flaps ('Spash-guards') for the '358' ie post facelift model ? OR has anyone found out if the 350 ones, C2C 7370 & 7371, will fit with 'adaptation' ?
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    Where to go for servicing in the Gloucester/Chelenham/Bristol/Bath/Newport area ?

    Where to go for servicing in the Gloucester/Cheltenham/Bristol/Bath/Newport area ? Can anyone, from experience, recommend a Jag-Independant good with X350s (esp the diesel) in the area around Gloucester and Bristol, or indeed just over Severn Bridge in S.Wales ? I shall have the February...
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    2.7 Tdvi - Fuel tank capacity

    I have a 2.7 Tdvi Sovereign and a couple of months ago I had the 'low fuel' warning come up at a range figure of about 40 miles, and the fuel gauge read about half-way down the red sector. Now as I had in the back of my mind Clarkson's experience on the Basel-to-Blackpool Economy Race I...
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    2.7 Tdvi - M2C 913-B/C or M2C 934/B ?

    Apologies if this has come up before but ... for XF diesels and 'new-XJ' diesels the recommended engine oil is to the (Ford) WSS M2C 934-B standard (specifically recommended is Castrol EDGE Professional C1 5W-30); these oils comply with the AECA C1 classification which is for Low SAPS oils for...
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    Anyone know what the coolant volume is ? (2.7 Tdvi)

    Hi Does anyone know what the volume of the engine coolant is on the 2.7 Tdvi ? It's not given in the owner's h/book, and I can't find it in the w/shop manuals. chrrs Dave (owner of Partick-the-Cat)
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    Did the XJ6 X350 ever have a 17" wheel option ?

    I was digging around on the Interweb and found this report in AutoRoad Tests. It would seem to imply that the XJ6 had a 17" wheel, at least as an option. Does anyone know if that was the case, and if so what the wheel was called (or even a Jag part number) ?
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    New member in Gloucestershire. First Jaguar.

    G'Day All My name is Dave, known to many as ‘Arch’ on account of my surname coinciding with that of the vent puppet that used to be on the 'wireless' in the 1950s. (Partick-the-Cat is the car's name). I'm a retired physics/technology lecturer and I worked in the electricity supply industry (the...