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The beginning. :)

I bought my Jaguar in June 22 in Poland. Since men are not allowed to travel abroad during the war, I asked the guys working abroad to find a car for me and clear it through customs. By the way, when I was driving it 600 km from the border home, in order to have time to register, I managed to get caught by the police for speeding. On the other hand, I started using ACC in order to travel comfortably in populated areas. :ROFLMAO:
I chose one that I liked, and I couldn't find anything better than Rover and Jaguar. Because the vast majority of modern models are too functional and almost completely devoid of individuality.
The car comes from Belgium, I am the third owner. The second was a woman. And the more I learned about this model, it became clear that this car is not for her. Because Jaguar should not be used, but loved, first of all! And the vast majority of posts on this forum prove it.
This is how it was when I bought it:
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Had standard diseases - swollen door waist seal, broken reflector regulators. Needed a little touch-up. A little more rotted under the threshold, about 15 cm. It is necessary to brew and smear.

Part one. :)
She was repainted. Replaced rear Bilstein B4 and anti roll bar link Febi. Change all filters and oil.
 

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Part next, trunk opening cable.

After a long research of the forum, I realized that this problem is inevitable. So why wait for her, if you can do something right away?
I bought a hood opening cable from Hyundai Accent RB,
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(Maybe another model will work, I don't know. You need to measure the length.)
From the lower part, you need to cut off 5-7 cm of braid, otherwise it will not work.

One part was attached to the trunk lock and led into the cabin along the cables to the fuel tank opening lever.
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2mm metal cable, a koush and a cable clamp.

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All that remains is to connect the cables and hide them under the carpet. But everything is already working!
 

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Nice looking car 👍 I’ve not seen many that colour.
I still can’t get used to seeing a X Type left-drive set up after years of jumping in and out of right-drive!
 
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Welcome aboard, nice car and on with improvements already!

Don't forget to check your wheel nuts for any signs of swelling, might be prudent to consider changing them out at some point soon too.

Cheers
Jim
 
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Welcome aboard, nice car and on with improvements already!

Don't forget to check your wheel nuts for any signs of swelling, might be prudent to consider changing them out at some point soon too.

Cheers
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Yes, of course you are right. I bought winter tires, and the guys additionally bought me a set of summer tires. And they could not unscrew 2 nuts, they had to be removed together with the pins. The car is now without 2 nuts. I already found a place to buy, but I just couldn't get my hands on it. I remember that.
 

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Nice looking car 👍 I’ve not seen many that colour.
I still can’t get used to seeing a X Type left-drive set up after years of jumping in and out of right-drive!
I was looking for a light leather interior. And when he bought it, he came to the conclusion that the main criterion would be: "Take it easy, friend. There's no need to rush anywhere!"
And that's why I don't want any new technologies, only OEM!
 

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Part next, headlamp T10 bulb.

I decided to add cat eyes.
Option 1: Standart W5W T10 yellow bulb vs T10 red (for BMW)
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Option 2: T10 1-SMD LED W5W (green vs yellow)
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My choice:smd led green or standart yellow.

PS All the same, the headlights were removed to change the regulators.
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Part next, puddle lights.

Many X-Types have cataphotes in the doors and no puddle lights. This issue is easily solved by installing puddle lights from VAG (VW Golf, Getta, Tiguan etc).
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I bought myself lanterns from Polo. Get up perfectly! I plan to connect from the leg lighting lamps.
 

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The beginning. :)

I bought my Jaguar in June 22 in Poland. Since men are not allowed to travel abroad during the war, I asked the guys working abroad to find a car for me and clear it through customs. By the way, when I was driving it 600 km from the border home, in order to have time to register, I managed to get caught by the police for speeding. On the other hand, I started using ACC in order to travel comfortably in populated areas. :ROFLMAO:
I chose one that I liked, and I couldn't find anything better than Rover and Jaguar. Because the vast majority of modern models are too functional and almost completely devoid of individuality.
The car comes from Belgium, I am the third owner. The second was a woman. And the more I learned about this model, it became clear that this car is not for her. Because Jaguar should not be used, but loved, first of all! And the vast majority of posts on this forum prove it.
This is how it was when I bought it:
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Had standard diseases - swollen door waist seal, broken reflector regulators. Needed a little touch-up. A little more rotted under the threshold, about 15 cm. It is necessary to brew and smear.

Part one. :)
She was repainted. Replaced rear Bilstein B4 and anti roll bar link Febi. Change all filters and oil.
Hello there aspg410 and welcome to the forum, great to have you join us and that's a lovely looking X-Type you have there, inside and out.

Up and at it already I see, with some first-class photos of your work in progress, I always enjoy seeing the love bestowed on a Jag, especially on someone's new pride and joy ... nice one (y):cool:
 
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Well, on a slightly related note: I do pride myself on my vocabulary, having always been an avid reader.
I came across the word ‘cataphote’ in the above post and had to look it up. Reflector, like a cats eye! I can now see the derivation of the word.

Everyday’s a school day, even at my great age!
 

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Well, on a slightly related note: I do pride myself on my vocabulary, having always been an avid reader.
I came across the word ‘cataphote’ in the above post and had to look it up. Reflector, like a cats eye! I can now see the derivation of the word.

Everyday’s a school day, even at my great age!
I have been using it since childhood, even when I was riding a bicycle as a child. That's why I thought it was common knowledge.
 

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Part next, reduction of noise from the trunk.

When returning home from the border, the noise of the wheels from behind was quite audible. So I decided to silence the bottom of the trunk and the wheel arches a little. Haven't tried it yet, but it should be quieter.

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Part next, door waist seal.

I had the usual trouble with the front seals.
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I did not want to buy a new one in principle, and I also could not find cheap used ones on the Internet in poor quality. So I tried to do something myself, until I don't know how to improve the condition.

I needed an office cutting knife, an aluminum angle for plasterboard, epoxy resin.

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Carefully cut from the bottom on both sides and carefully cleaned all the junk from the inside. I cut off the corner, inserted it and carefully glued it. The main thing is not a lot of epoxy, so that it does not cover everything.
When gluing, I inserted a ruler inside (which imitates glass) and clamped it with binder clips.
At the end, carefully cleaned with sandpaper.

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This is how it looks now, enough for a while. It will be necessary to cut a little to put a mirror. If you have good DIY skills, maybe you can do better than me. Good luck! :)
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I like ‘em and much cheaper than new seals. They actually come from Bulgaria! Here’s a thing: when I ordered, the estimated delivery was about two weeks. I was amazed when a cardboard chart tube arrived the next morning, complete with Bulgarian franking and air-freight sticker!
Takes two days for a birthday card to reach my daughter in Lincolnshire from Leicestershire 😳
 

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I like ‘em and much cheaper than new seals. They actually come from Bulgaria! Here’s a thing: when I ordered, the estimated delivery was about two weeks. I was amazed when a cardboard chart tube arrived the next morning, complete with Bulgarian franking and air-freight sticker!
Takes two days for a birthday card to reach my daughter in Lincolnshire from Leicestershire 😳
According to my data, they are manufactured in Turkey. But no matter how much I looked at turkish sites, I could not find anything.
 

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Just get Vlad to drive to Bulgaria to pick them up for you then!!... :rolleyes:



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