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Hey everyone, Iíd been searching for a F-Type for some time and finally got mine last Thursday; havenít driven it much due to the weather but Iím loving this car.


 
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Very nice - and in a rare colour. You will love this Jaguar.
 
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Rare colour (Sapphire Blue), rare interior colour (Ivory? Cirrus?), even rarer manual, and it's an S, could even be a one-off!
I'm jealous, that is everything I wanted but I don't think any such animal even exists in Oz, let alone for sale.
 
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Thank you!! Yes itís Cirrus; I had almost given up on the stick as theyíre so hard to find but this one popped up and in my favorite color(it is such a pretty color) and I had to pull the trigger. I canít wait until it heats up a bit, but even with my limited driving Iím in love!!
 
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Welcome and congratulations! Prepare for perpetual enjoyment.
 
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Make sure you know about this thread: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...action-158861/

Make sure you know that F-type won't warn you about low oil condition. People lost engines this way.

Stay on top of oil changes, direct-injected oil-pressure controlled variable timing is very sensitive to bad oil.

I also suggest upgrading your gearbox oil to fully synthetic, it helps shift smoother. Shockingly, OEM gear oil used in the gearbox isn't synthetic.
 
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Wonderful!! And another Manual. Unhingd will be happy to have another member of the manual club
 
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Make sure you know about this thread: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...action-158861/

Make sure you know that F-type won't warn you about low oil condition. People lost engines this way.

Stay on top of oil changes, direct-injected oil-pressure controlled variable timing is very sensitive to bad oil.

I also suggest upgrading your gearbox oil to fully synthetic, it helps shift smoother. Shockingly, OEM gear oil used in the gearbox isn't synthetic.
The ZF Lifeguard 8 ATF may not be fully synthetic but it is synthetic based, see here: https://www.zf.com/corporate/media/z..._040220103.pdf.
My F-Type auto is now 3+ years old with over 40,000 kms on it, it still has the original ZF ATF in it and it shifts smooth as silk at all times. I can't remember ever reading of an F-Type owner changing out the ZF ATF for something else and getting smoother shifts as a result.

Whoops - it's a manual not an auto!!!!!
My bad!
Yes, I agree, from many years experience with manual boxes (I owned nothing but manuals for the first 38 years of car ownership) fully synthetic MTF is better than mineral or semi-synthetic. I also found that adding some Nulon G70 made it sooo much smoother, dunno if you can get Nulon G70 in the US as it's an Oz product.
 

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Congratulations ... More people to share the fun with
 
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Originally Posted by SinF View Post
Make sure you know about this thread: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...action-158861/

Make sure you know that F-type won't warn you about low oil condition. People lost engines this way.

Stay on top of oil changes, direct-injected oil-pressure controlled variable timing is very sensitive to bad oil.

I also suggest upgrading your gearbox oil to fully synthetic, it helps shift smoother. Shockingly, OEM gear oil used in the gearbox isn't synthetic.

Thank you for the heads up!!

I always thought it was strange that my XF(Iím assuming this is the same), had 16,000 miles for the oil interval changes. Iíd never wait that long; I did not know that about the gearbox, though. Thanks again!
 
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Gorgeous car and color combination, especially with the manual. A unicorn indeed. Congratulations!

I am also a recent F-Type purchaser and absolutely love mine too. Being in the northeast, I have been 'pinned down' by the weather as well. Only have about 75 miles on mine since I bought it in early January. At least spring is right around the corner.

Good luck and enjoy!
 
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Beautiful car. And I love the wheels. That's the only thing on mine that I'm not 100% crazy about. Best of luck!
 
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Very nice car and good to welcome another manual driver!
 
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Wonderful!! And another Manual. Unhingd will be happy to have another member of the manual club
Indeed! Bellanca, if you start yearning for a crisper, shorter throw stick, Stuart offers a short-shifter that's the cat's meow. hehe.


Jaguar FType Short Shift Kit
 
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Thank you all for the warm welcome!
 
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Originally Posted by Unhingd View Post
Indeed! Bellanca, if you start yearning for a crisper, shorter throw stick, Stuart offers a short-shifter that's the cat's meow. hehe.


Jaguar FType Short Shift Kit
I may look into that, but so far Iím happy; granted I havenít put many miles on it.
 
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Congrats and welcome to a fellow former XF owner! You have selected a beautiful combination. The blue really is beautiful when polished up in sunlight. Great wheels too.
 
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:47 AM
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Beautiful car, beautiful color, my favorite in fact.

Really don't understand why that color is so unpopular, it might be a USA thing, but they are rarer than hens teeth - of the 1000+ new F-Types on cars.com, only 18 are Loire (dark sapphire) blue, so less than 2%!

Dark Blue Jaguars had great historical importance back in the late 1950's.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecurie_Ecosse

and just for fun, my mom said:

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...-story-159023/

(BTW, update: Ecurie Ecosse seem to have removed merchandise from their website )

My $0.02 - these (not cheap but...) chrome bonnet louvers would look great on your car...(they are a JLR part).

 
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Perfect color and wheel combo. Congrats!
 
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