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Yesterday, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Jon89

We will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary...

We will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary this coming October. As the years have rolled by, one specific fact has gradually become crystal clear to me regarding dealing with my wife: The less...
Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Jon89

^^ What they said.... Also check with FCP...

^^ What they said....

Also check with FCP Euro. They run various deals and have free shipping so they can sometimes be the least expensive option....
06-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By Jon89

Yep, stick to Denso MAF sensors. The headaches...

Yep, stick to Denso MAF sensors. The headaches often created by the budget non-Denso sensors are simply not worth the issues they frequently cause....
06-12-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Jon89

I installed a Bosch 49/850B AGM battery from Pep...

I installed a Bosch 49/850B AGM battery from Pep Boys in my wife's 2006 XK8 last July. It functions well and I expect it to outlast a conventional battery, even in these cars that tend to devour a...
06-09-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,608
Posted By Jon89

My wife and I have done the brake pedal switch...

My wife and I have done the brake pedal switch assembly replacement job on her 2006 XK8 twice. The first time was in October 2012, and we installed a brand-new assembly obtained from Jaguar ($125 at...
06-04-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Jon89

Good idea. Let us know how it works. And I would...

Good idea. Let us know how it works. And I would leave it on the passenger side....

I would also consider sewing the new webbing to the old material using something like monofilament fishing line...
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06-04-2019, 06:41 AM
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Views: 62,907
Posted By Jon89

Guys, Keep in mind that this thread would be...

Guys,

Keep in mind that this thread would be much more productive (and on topic) if you would drop the persistent personal attacks against each other and go back to discussing how big of a liar /...
06-03-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Jon89

First things first - check fuse no. 17 in the...

First things first - check fuse no. 17 in the engine bay fuse box on the left-hand side. It should be a 15 amp fuse....
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06-02-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Jon89

Earned my drivers license in November 1969 so I...

Earned my drivers license in November 1969 so I am approaching 50 years of driving. That requires a lot of remembering in order to tally up the vehicles I have owned, although I do tend to hang onto...
05-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Jon89

You should be able to find a black rubber stopper...

You should be able to find a black rubber stopper (shaped like a cork) at your local hardware or home improvement store. They are made in different sizes. Find the appropriate tapered size, place the...
05-26-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jon89

The ATF smell you are experiencing is quite...

The ATF smell you are experiencing is quite normal. Whether the fluid is 100,000 miles old or 5,000 miles old, Lifeguard 6 always stinks....

Regarding the Mechatronic seal, there is a white...
05-23-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Jon89

I believe they are long-ago leftovers from the...

I believe they are long-ago leftovers from the proprietary Jaguar phone system from nearly twenty years ago. My wife's 2006 XK8 has the factory Bluetooth system and those old phone buttons serve no...
05-21-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Jon89

Are your tires Hunter Road Force Balanced? If...

Are your tires Hunter Road Force Balanced? If not, have it done at your nearest Discount Tire store. You may be surprised by the significant tracking improvement you will gain....
05-20-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Jon89

I had to refurbish the alternator in my wife's...

I had to refurbish the alternator in my wife's 2006 XK8 last July. The best way to do that was to remove the radiator fan assembly as well as to drain the engine oil so I could remove the oil filter...
05-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Jon89

Thanks for the confirmation. Let's hope it fixes...

Thanks for the confirmation. Let's hope it fixes the issue....
05-13-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Jon89

The folks at mouser.com are likely to have the...

The folks at mouser.com are likely to have the appropriate replacement microswitch. Hopefully someone can cross-reference the correct part number for you....
05-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 46,351
Posted By Jon89

Fantastic job, Tom. 3D printing will prove to be...

Fantastic job, Tom. 3D printing will prove to be a lifesaver for many of the lousy plastic parts in these cars. Much better than obtaining the OEM plastic parts, many of which have already become...
05-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Jon89

I have recovered numerous speaker grills dating...

I have recovered numerous speaker grills dating all the way back to the late 1970s. I have always been able to find exactly the type and color of grill cloth I needed at most of the various fabric...
05-05-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,533
Posted By Jon89

Guys, Why all the pushing and shoving? At...

Guys,

Why all the pushing and shoving? At the end of the day it is completely up to the vehicle owner to decide what choice to make regarding his/her engine and drivetrain. Our...
05-04-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By Jon89

Well done, very informative. While I will...

Well done, very informative. While I will probably stick to ATF drain-and-fills on my wife's 2006 XK8 (three of them thus far since we purchased the car in February 2012 with the car now approaching...
04-28-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Jon89

^^ Good point above regarding the nearly-useless...

^^ Good point above regarding the nearly-useless rear seats. Here in the U.S. they cause the vehicle to be classified as a four-seater for insurance purposes, which drops the rates somewhat for most...
04-25-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Jon89

Update: With the lingering intermittent door...

Update:

With the lingering intermittent door latch assembly microswitch issue now fully resolved (thanks Wayne), the new Mina Gallery aluminum air intake tube kit installed, and the car now...
04-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,137
Posted By Jon89

No secret formula here. Just use a good quality...

No secret formula here. Just use a good quality oil of the proper viscosity, do regular oil and filter changes, and your engine will be just fine....
04-24-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Jon89

One of the benefits of having a Victory Edition...

One of the benefits of having a Victory Edition model is the upgraded leather they all received. The car turns 14 years old next month yet the seats still look new. Routine care has been easy - ...
04-21-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Posted By Jon89

Google "retired woodworkers clubs" for your city...

Google "retired woodworkers clubs" for your city or surrounding area and see what results turn up. Go to the club websites and call or e-mail the listed contact person. These guys have decades of...
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