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06-14-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Spikepaga

I went ahead and bought an Optima 400 charger. I...

I went ahead and bought an Optima 400 charger. I still have the problem of no electric source in my garage, and I was wondering if something (solar generator) like what Dell suggested may in fact...
06-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Spikepaga

That’s what I am talking about. Nobody is...

That’s what I am talking about. Nobody is confusing either one of those with a Hyundai Genesis or a high end Kia or Lexus. I know lots of folks think that making the beached whale car with the huge...
06-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Spikepaga

I honestly believe that the only people who hated...

I honestly believe that the only people who hated Jaguars as they existed until 2008 where car journalists. They demanded Jaguar drop it’s heritage and sadly they did, resulting in the bland and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-10-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

To be quite honest I see very few creations that...

To be quite honest I see very few creations that provide value to us at this point in human history. It almost seems things are being made to see who can make the most outrageous, degenerate, and...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-10-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

I think they have gotten into more than they can...

I think they have gotten into more than they can handle at this point . For years it was just the XJ and the XJ-S. Then came along the X and S types. Now they have SUV’s and an electric car. They...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Spikepaga

I mean, you will have issues, but there is a...

I mean, you will have issues, but there is a whole community here for assistance. If you can get it, I would go for it. If you really have it on good word that it’s been maintained in this fashion,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-04-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

Well looks like Julian Thompson is replacing him,...

Well looks like Julian Thompson is replacing him, so I imagine not much change as far as the beached-whale car design will be upcoming. They need to hire Keith Helfet back.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
06-03-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

Agreed. I am more of a “first batch” millennial,...

Agreed. I am more of a “first batch” millennial, myself but fortunately do not suffer from the ailments that a lot of my counterparts do, including absolute lack of appreciation for what constitutes...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-30-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,024
Posted By Spikepaga

I have roadside assistance thru Geico (car...

I have roadside assistance thru Geico (car insurance) and highly recommend it. Means I don’t ever have to worry about carrying tools or crap in my trunks or changing tires. I have used it for my X...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-28-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

Oh, I am quite sure it is. The XF was impressive,...

Oh, I am quite sure it is. The XF was impressive, and quite impressive....... But then you have to look at that abomination of a graceless exterior. I know that all the car journalists love him, but...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-28-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By Spikepaga

My most recent driven cars have been: -17...

My most recent driven cars have been:

-17 Jaguar XF - test drove - impressive performance/sad interior/bland generic exterior/missing Jaguar feel that all previous cars have.

-17 Cadillac CTS -...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-26-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By Spikepaga

+1 I love both. I do think my automatic S3...

+1

I love both. I do think my automatic S3 conv with A/C is comfortable with its seating is very much a car still suitable for today’s roads. I can’t say the same for XK150’s or series 1 E types,...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-25-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Spikepaga

I would stick to any wheels offered for the XJS...

I would stick to any wheels offered for the XJS from beginning to end of production, and they would look complementary to the car. Go aftermarket or bigger than 16 inches and the aesthetics suffer...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-23-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By Spikepaga

Where is the first photo taken? It’s quite...

Where is the first photo taken? It’s quite beautiful
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-23-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By Spikepaga

Greg, a S3 is made to be more of a GT. The floor...

Greg, a S3 is made to be more of a GT. The floor pans where made deeper, lots of the cars are automatic and towards the end all had A/c . It is much different than riding in a S1
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-23-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,944
Posted By Spikepaga

The only cars (not people) I have actual contempt...

The only cars (not people) I have actual contempt for are the current line of Jaguar SUV’s and sedans which all look like Toyota-Lexus creations to me, and I have a hard time recognizing . Jaguars...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-16-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Spikepaga

well it’s a matter of finding what is “correct”...

well it’s a matter of finding what is “correct” for the car, but since I am not entering in show, I guess if I make a mistake it’s ok.

the one you pictured, BEC17641, is, according to the parts...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By Spikepaga

Yes. They where finally able to use the...

Yes. They where finally able to use the originally intended headlamps in the US with the facelift.
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Spikepaga

I did finally get all the XJS AJ16 decals, for...

I did finally get all the XJS AJ16 decals, for those interested in dressing up their engine

CBC4198 for the brake reservoir, I got from an eBay seller who makes higher quality replicas

CBC5929...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-12-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Spikepaga

And a 1984 https://youtu.be/IJX05mJ8tz4

And a 1984

https://youtu.be/IJX05mJ8tz4
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-12-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Spikepaga

Cool 1976 XJS tv commercial

https://youtu.be/pdBXcW7WdXo
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Spikepaga

Should be a simple fix. The positive and negative...

Should be a simple fix. The positive and negative wires to the sender are probably misplaced. Also, replacing the sender is one of the easiest things to do on this car if you can get over the fuel...
Forum: XJ40 ( XJ81 )
05-11-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Spikepaga

Lighted torch key to LED

HI gents - I am a XJS/E type/Xtype owner, not XJ40, but I know you guys have this lighted key too- I posted this in the XJS FORUM on how to put a LED bulb in


I am a big fan of the optional XJS...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Spikepaga

Jaguar BCC9959 torch key LED replacement.

I am a big fan of the optional XJS (and XJ40) lighted key, not necessarily because of the “torch” light, but because I like the bigger grip key to start the car. The key comes in two parts, the...
05-01-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By Spikepaga

I would say “no”. If your nephew is not...

I would say “no”. If your nephew is not mechanically inclined at all, and has no desire to be, this is not the car for him. I would think it’s a terrible idea for anyone’s first car. Even for the...
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