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12-11-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By vdpnyc

'03 Super V8 4sale on eBay - nice car but $$$$

Saw this unique VDP S/C on eBay, wanted to share:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-Jaguar-XJR-Vanden-Plas-S-C-V8/232589707169

It's overpriced at $13.5k, has mismatched wheels from a pre-Y2k VDP...
11-19-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By vdpnyc

The fuel pump will SOMETIMES make groaning noise...

The fuel pump will SOMETIMES make groaning noise at start up under normal operation and it is located behind the back seats. This is considered normal and not a reason for concern. If you park inside...
08-10-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By vdpnyc

Spend 5x as much on the purchase, instead of...

Spend 5x as much on the purchase, instead of repairs, and buy this 2003 Super V8 with less miles:
https://www.autoblog.com/used-detail--4292633573676172318-Jaguar-XJ-2003

It's got mismatched...
05-31-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By vdpnyc

Convertible?? You are posting in the wrong forum....

Convertible?? You are posting in the wrong forum.

If your antenna does not go up normally and you cannot get FM stations it is likely the same problem - your antenna needs to be repaired/replaced.
05-25-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By vdpnyc

+1 Charleso, I don't remember ever seeing any...

+1 Charleso, I don't remember ever seeing any brake pad sensors by that calipers, so without that the car has no idea the state of the pads (until they totally fail and you drive into something and...
05-20-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By vdpnyc

Probably not what you want to hear, but to...

Probably not what you want to hear, but to compound your frustration, you posted this to the wrong forum, this is for '97-'03, lol...
05-18-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By vdpnyc

Naked girls? Straight thinking? Clearly you're...

Naked girls? Straight thinking? Clearly you're unfamiliar with Harvey Milk, lol...
05-06-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By vdpnyc

No, just off the line. Also, the engine sounds...

No, just off the line. Also, the engine sounds like the car is taking off normally, but there is a delayed burst of movement, like your resting on the clutch of a manual. If it were caused by the maf...
05-03-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By vdpnyc

Despite its stately length, it makes a great city...

Despite its stately length, it makes a great city car because it's narrower than most other vehicles, and going around double parked cars is easier the narrower your vehicle is.

The x308 is...
04-29-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By vdpnyc

The bleach issue looks different than what you're...

The bleach issue looks different than what you're complaining of, the laminate coating gets a milky white haze over it.
04-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,002
Posted By vdpnyc

The irony is, I'm constantly wondering why anyone...

The irony is, I'm constantly wondering why anyone would want the "loser cruiser" when they can own a jag for the cost of one year of their lease payments?

​​​​​For the life of me, I don't get why...
03-12-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,450
Posted By vdpnyc

Perhaps I've got a car to beat them all - just...

Perhaps I've got a car to beat them all - just spotted this fine specimen of a Jaguar in Central Havana, Cuba:...
02-20-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By vdpnyc

more than 21 cracks per inch is nearly one every...

more than 21 cracks per inch is nearly one every millimeter - not there yet, lol, that sounds bad...

Ordering a new belt, for $25 + installation it looks like cheap insurance. Getting the...
02-20-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,761
Posted By vdpnyc

I might be out of my mind, lol, but the body work...

I might be out of my mind, lol, but the body work like that and painting (not good painting mind you) could be done in dozens of places here for $300-400 using bondo (retaining original parts) and...
02-20-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,761
Posted By vdpnyc

That was really minor damage, for 700 beans +...

That was really minor damage, for 700 beans + hood it should look oem when their done - that place is criminal - if you paid by credit card then file a dispute for the entire amount claiming they...
02-19-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By vdpnyc

Vinny, you're in NYC, chop-shop-central, for...

Vinny, you're in NYC, chop-shop-central, for about 2-grand you should be able to get your XJR100 back on the road by next week. Seems sacrilegious to strip it down when it is rebuildable. I can refer...
02-11-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,875
Posted By vdpnyc

yeah, I'm experiencing that exactly - in the last...

yeah, I'm experiencing that exactly - in the last few months have driven a bunch of near-new sedans (Panamera S Hybrid, Infiniti Q-something, A8L, the new XJ-L, etc.) And was always "relieved" to get...
02-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By vdpnyc

I just solved this exact issue - with mine the...

I just solved this exact issue - with mine the shifter cable was binding and not letting the position sensor know it's in park, but neutral worked fine always. The park position is very exact, a...
01-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By vdpnyc

+1, the x308 has a dead pedal. Not sure why yours...

+1, the x308 has a dead pedal. Not sure why yours does not?!?
12-04-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By vdpnyc

The '03 sounds like the best as it costs 1k less...

The '03 sounds like the best as it costs 1k less than the '02.

For better feedback, post links to these vehicles.
11-14-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By vdpnyc

First, stop pushing the dang valet mode button -...

First, stop pushing the dang valet mode button - that is making your issue worse. If you have only the black key then you cannot use valet mode anyway (you need the green-key to lock-out valets from...
11-03-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,093
Posted By vdpnyc

The alternator could be overcharging the battery,...

The alternator could be overcharging the battery, no? Are there any regulators in the car to prevent an overcharge? A 12v battery should easily store 2v over capacity without exploding.
10-30-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By vdpnyc

I've but the same car as you, but with stock...

I've but the same car as you, but with stock wheels - they were 16" - the vdp is the only x308 variant with wheels smaller than 17"/18" and if you're not driving like Al Uncer Jr. they make for the...
10-27-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By vdpnyc

A good guess is that it leaked into the trunk......

A good guess is that it leaked into the trunk... Actually, you might want to check for that after removing the filler...
10-23-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By vdpnyc

Get a 2nd opinion. I've swapped 2 throttle...

Get a 2nd opinion.

I've swapped 2 throttle bodies, rebuilt part was about $1k, maybe less, labor is a relatively easy job. If your handy, pull yours out and inspect for cracks. Honestly, it's...
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