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    Thanks for the info Rick, very useful. Looking at the description of your X type, it sounds like a Sovereign spec, not SE. Mine is definitely a Sov - right spec and badge on back - but Log Books says it is an SE....currently trying to sort it out with Jag customer services!
    2009 X type 2.0L Diesel Sovereign Estate 141000 Miles. Replaced injectors and fuel pump 140000 miles. Tailgate mod fitted. OAP fitted to alternator.

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    Basso, I am sure mine is an SE. The Sovereign has 'piped' seats and a wood/leather steering wheel, mine doesn't. I have read that there were some Sovereign's that were wrongly registered by DVLA as SE's. Sounds like yours is one of those.
    2009 (MY2010) X type 2.2D SE Estate, Ionian Blue, Champagne leather with warm charcoal trim, Rosewood veneer, heated/memory seats, heated front screen & mirrors, auto-fold mirrors, touch-screen with navigation, Bluetooth phone, a/c climate control, radio/cassette with aux/mp3 player input, cruise control, auto lights/wipers, headlight washers, front & rear parking sensors, front dash-cam, 17" Bermuda alloys...

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    Mine was registered as an SE when it was quite obviously a sovereign, a quick letter from Jaguar to the DVLA got the V5 sorted. Apparently it was just not the X that Jaguar registered wrongly & all sorts of trim levels!

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    The one thing I would like on mine that is standard on the Sov is the wood/leather steering wheel. I think they look great, but appear to be very difficult to find second-hand and in good nick.
    2009 (MY2010) X type 2.2D SE Estate, Ionian Blue, Champagne leather with warm charcoal trim, Rosewood veneer, heated/memory seats, heated front screen & mirrors, auto-fold mirrors, touch-screen with navigation, Bluetooth phone, a/c climate control, radio/cassette with aux/mp3 player input, cruise control, auto lights/wipers, headlight washers, front & rear parking sensors, front dash-cam, 17" Bermuda alloys...

    "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society" - Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euan Tausney View Post
    Mine was registered as an SE when it was quite obviously a sovereign, a quick letter from Jaguar to the DVLA got the V5 sorted. Apparently it was just not the X that Jaguar registered wrongly & all sorts of trim levels!
    I am in the same situation Euan, but I am having the devils own job to get Jag customer service to sort it out!
    2009 X type 2.0L Diesel Sovereign Estate 141000 Miles. Replaced injectors and fuel pump 140000 miles. Tailgate mod fitted. OAP fitted to alternator.

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    just got my springs and fitted them to the car. Dead easy, nice little mod that i think will save me having to buy a Range Rover for a year or two. Thanks to all who contributed to this. It'll be handy loading the dogs up after a walk in a busy car park.
    stephen 1949 x type s 2.2 six speed 2006 100,000 miles but goes like a dream. Now with self-opening tailgate.

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    Managed to get 'round to fitting the tailgate mod today after doing the more important EGR clean. Dead easy. You just need:

    Upgraded struts, springs, 4x 3/4" rubber tap washers.

    Pliers/grips to get the end off the new struts. Just need to crack the thread and it comes off easily - just be careful not to moola the plastic fixing. Slip on a washer, then the spring, then another washer then put plastic fitting back on.

    A length of wood to support the tailgate whilst removing and fitting struts. Will need to be long enough to ease the tailgate up a bit to accommodate the new struts.

    Large bladed screwdriver to ease the old struts off at the ball joint. Be careful not to scratch the paint.

    10 minute job, and I defy you not to smile when you first pop the tailgate button....
    Last edited by Basso; 28-08-18 at 12:27.
    2009 X type 2.0L Diesel Sovereign Estate 141000 Miles. Replaced injectors and fuel pump 140000 miles. Tailgate mod fitted. OAP fitted to alternator.

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    Hi, you mentioned using 3/4 tap washers but I'm sure Euan used 3/8 tap washers. The 3/8 look small - which ones? Cheers

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    I couldn't get any of the 3/8ths in my local diy shed - the 3/4 look just fine. Click image for larger version. 

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    2009 X type 2.0L Diesel Sovereign Estate 141000 Miles. Replaced injectors and fuel pump 140000 miles. Tailgate mod fitted. OAP fitted to alternator.

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    Thanks Basso, they look great - wish the springs were black. Waiting for my springs to come, the struts were here very quickly, cheers

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