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    X Type newbie

    Hi All,
    Just picked up my 3rd big cat, first 2 being Cougars (No not the female variety lol) although the 1st one has long gone, the 2nd I've had for 7 years and is my baby.
    Bought this one (X Type 2L D 2004) for the work run to give me a slightly more comfy ride than my little Fusion, which has racked up 66k in just over 3 years.
    Literally picked up today and although it drives lovely even with 177k on the clock, I've had to order rear links for the suspension as the right rear is aiming to overtake me and making the car crab like i've not seen in a long while lol.
    Looking forward to browsing the forum and having fun beating the big cat back into shape
    See you around

    The Jagdeo

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    Hi Jagdeo,

    Welcome back to Jaguar ownership, the website and forum.
    Everyone here is friendly and helpful.

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    I have owned my immaculate current 2004 XJ-V8 since December 2016 and it's a brilliant car.
    My previously owned Jaguars are a 1996 3.2ltr XJ6 Sovereign and 2 x 2001 S types.
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    Truly immaculate 2004 XJ 350 - V8 in Jaguar Racing Green which sparkles in the strong sunshine.

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    Blimey, nearly a month already!!!!
    Well I've been a tad busy with it, all four rear links changed, then chucked it on a geometry check at the local Tyre Pro's, and all it needed post link fit was a tweak on the front toe!!! Happy days, now runs straight as a die, so well pleased with that result.
    Managed to get the Towtrust Towbar fitted, which went on really easy (I've had a fair bit of practice lol) although the back box donks the industrial iron plate occasionally when I go round left handers, may address it one day, but it'll be ok for now.
    Also had an absolute mission getting my Pioneer DAB HU to fit!!! Had to take nearly half inch off the back lip of the heater box, resealed with gaffa tape, altho not ideal I wasn't going to be beaten by a flippin airbox lol.
    Given it a basic service, altho i still have to change the oil and filter this weekend.
    Quite impressed how well it tows too, picked up a wendy house on saturday, and although it's pushing the weight barrier, it coped really well.
    Next on the agenda is headlights..............yes that old chestnut!!!!
    Ordered a couple of cheap replacements off the bay of E, and low and behold, the posts are broken on those too!!! Repair kit on it's way, and even managed a partial refund off both the sellers, so the repair kit effectively cost me nowt, I've split a few Cougar headlights so how hard can it be........lol

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    This happened......

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    Which went pretty well, not too difficult a job to be honest, which then involved this......

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    Which uncovered a few other problems, but nothing too bad, however before i got tied up into getting this done i had a MAP failure, just as i was on my way to brands hatch for a weekends racing whilst towing the caravan, so had to return home and grab the Cougar as the back up vehicle!!! Tad thirsty mind!!! lol 17mpg meant that a tank of juice disappeared in 175 miles!! But at least it got me there and back.
    The Jag however flagged up this.....

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    Which many thanks to info on here lead to me finding these........

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    First one being the MAP connector and the second one the MAF connector! Typical Ford wiring!!
    So fixed both of those but while I was at it, I unlaced the loom and moved the MAP outlet further up the harness so I could pull the housing up before disconnecting it.

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    Which means I've now got a fully functioning turbo again!
    I've also noticed the smoke out the tailpipe has reduced to almost nothing under hard acceleration, so fingers crossed thats all fixed.

    While I was chucking this lot back together, I did notice that the nearside driveshaft coming from the gearbox was a bit...........not true!! Upon giving it a wiggle showed over half inch of play, but up and down, not in and out!! Did a bit of research and it seems summat in the diff has let go, but still drives perfectly!!! Go figure!!! Any way this was my trigger to look at a 6 speed box, which obviously proved unfruitful due to being incompatible with diff swaps etc.

    So next job is a gearbox swap bank holiday weekend if anyone fancies offering advice or a pair of hands near Huntingdon.
    I've got a clutch and CSC but need shaft seals if anyone knows of the part number or a link I'd be grateful, I'm also thinking maybe crank seal behind the flywheel too......maybe

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    You are really enjoying yourself with this.
    I can give you a pointer on the exhaust banging on the towbar bracket though as I had this when I fitted mine 11 years ago. I used a wide (1/2 inch) electrical strap on the exhaust hanger between the hanger and the bush which in effect keeps the exhaust just that bit further away from the bracket. Has been fine ever since.

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    Simple Autofold Mirrors on Locking,http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthrea...irrors+locking
    UPDATE YOUR SIGNATURE http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=91945

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    Top idea, was just gonna bend the hangers a bit lol

    Oh and if you think this is fun you should see my thread on the Cougar in UKCougar.club lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopCat1127 View Post
    Top idea, was just gonna bend the hangers a bit lol

    Oh and if you think this is fun you should see my thread on the Cougar in UKCougar.club lol
    Bending the hanger will not work as that would effectively decrease the distance. Stopping the hanger from going all the way through the grommet was the answer.

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    2006 X Type 2.2d SE Manual Estate. Zurcon Blue Champagne/Mocca, F/R Parking sensors, ,Auto Lights, Auto Wipers, Headlight Washers, Sat Nav 2012 update, 17 in Wheels, 119K Mods:- Electric Autofold Mirrors on Locking
    Simple Autofold Mirrors on Locking,http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthrea...irrors+locking
    UPDATE YOUR SIGNATURE http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=91945

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    Thanks, I'll have a look at the weekend after I've done the gearbox

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    Dunno if you guys have a parts list thread on here but driveshaft seals on the 2wd gearbox are 93ZT3K169A9B both sides, same as most MTX75's on Fords, which kinda adds up

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    Anyone near Huntingdon got a couple of these seals I can pinch til mine turn up? Turns out they're going round the sodding world!!! Not happy, wanted to swap the gearbox this weekend...........

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