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06-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By sov211

Note sure what you mean by this, Jose. There were...

Note sure what you mean by this, Jose. There were no metric versions of the Ogle wheels. The Ogle wheels were fitted only to the Series III Sovereigns, and as a no-cost option, an alternate to the...
06-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sov211

Both symptoms (top and window) suggest that the...

Both symptoms (top and window) suggest that the problem lies with the battery not putting out sufficient voltage...when the modules do not get full voltage odd and random symptoms (yes, just like...
06-12-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sov211

Hold on a minute...did the car fail the Alberta...

Hold on a minute...did the car fail the Alberta inspection because it had only one reverse lamp? If so, go back to the inspection people and inform them (with the owner's manual in your hand for...
05-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,914
Posted By sov211

The nuisance of having to push that button every...

The nuisance of having to push that button every time you want to disable the irritating stop/start function - it takes 5 minutes (if you are slow) start to finish (pun intended) to permanently rid...
05-10-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By sov211

Battery Low - Please start engine - solved

My V6S is kept always on the CTEK maintainer when not actually being driven. The other morning, after unplugging the CTEK (which showed, as always, full charge, as I opened the driver's door I saw...
05-07-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,300
Posted By sov211

There is a perfect colour on the XK: ...

There is a perfect colour on the XK: BRG::icon_cool:

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05-05-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By sov211

Right: Occam's Razor: The simplest answer is...

Right: Occam's Razor: The simplest answer is most often the correct one. For any electrical issue on these cars: battery first.
05-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By sov211

The fact that as the battery begins to charge,...

The fact that as the battery begins to charge, the alarm sounds....this does not inecessarily indicate a fault in the trunk latch...rather it shows that the battery is now at the stage of "almost...
04-28-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,170
Posted By sov211

A bit of confusion here: both versions of the...

A bit of confusion here: both versions of the F-Type supercharged V6 put out significantly more hp than the 4.2 XK, and the V8 versions likewise are as, or more powerful than the version in the XKR....
04-28-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By sov211

And elegance is simplicity of design - something...

And elegance is simplicity of design - something that Jaguars have always been known for. Here are a couple of modern examples: first an XK: Note how the eye sweeps from front to rear along the body:...
04-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,948
Posted By sov211

[QUOTE=SinF;2059421]I personally like how these...

[QUOTE=SinF;2059421]I personally like how these look, but anecdotally these are extremely unreliable and difficult to work on. Also, it is penultimate old man's car.
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Well, NOT...
04-22-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By sov211

Understood...but I suspect that the people driven...

Understood...but I suspect that the people driven crazy by "slow and laggy" infotainment systems (which does not describe any F-Type system in my experience...it is all relative) are people who look...
04-22-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By sov211

The fixation with having the latest versions of...

The fixation with having the latest versions of the infotainment or should I say, the distraction systems, is self-defeating since they are outdated virtually before they appear in the cars (any...
04-17-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,443
Posted By sov211

Thanks for your opinion, and I agree with it. The...

Thanks for your opinion, and I agree with it. The badge is not there to fool anyone because anyone who knows anything about Jaguars knows there is no such thing as an X-Type R. An X-Type R? rather...
04-16-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,443
Posted By sov211

This is indeed the question; because to condemn a...

This is indeed the question; because to condemn a marque based on the ownership of one possibly faulty example may not provide an overall picture of the average quality of the brand. Example: based...
04-15-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,947
Posted By sov211

Bravo! ; now, could someone else please say...

Bravo! ; now, could someone else please say something positive about the way JLR deals with its customers? My experience (over the ownership of many Jaguars) has been totally positive. Others have...
04-15-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,883
Posted By sov211

No, you are not mad. You are just experiencing...

No, you are not mad. You are just experiencing what most Jaguar owners do when considering options: no other marque seems to offer the emotional pull, that intangible and complex combination of...
04-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,181
Posted By sov211

AND he thinks the V8 is a Ford motor (which it is...

AND he thinks the V8 is a Ford motor (which it is NOT, although entirely designed/engineered by Jaguar and built in a dedicated facility at the (Ford) Bridgend plant). Little knowledge is a dangerous...
04-13-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,552
Posted By sov211

It absolutely is nÚt a 2014 nor 2015, and...

It absolutely is nÚt a 2014 nor 2015, and possibly not even a 2016...the clue is the display between the two main gauges. The earlier cars had the readings displayed vertically in straight lines, not...
04-13-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,947
Posted By sov211

And the dealer is doing the right thing...am I...

And the dealer is doing the right thing...am I the only one who gets irritated by the instant presumption of guilt that many posters put on the dealers and JLR? I have always found my dealer to be...
04-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,552
Posted By sov211

Great photos, and a beautiful F-Type (but,...

Great photos, and a beautiful F-Type (but, without diminishing the lustre of this one, all F-Types are beautiful). Welcome! Now, practice controlling your inner hooligan which this car will release....
04-12-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By sov211

These are all very reliable cars but the 4.2...

These are all very reliable cars but the 4.2 litre engine is even better than the 5.0 litre in that the water pump is not an issue. Our 2007 XK has cost exactly $0.00 in repairs over 9 years...the...
04-07-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By sov211

A lovely car...I had an identical 88 - the colour...

A lovely car...I had an identical 88 - the colour is Crimson metallic, and the interior is the same as mine was, in Doeskin. I have had experience with many of these Canada-only V12 Vanden Plas...
04-06-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By sov211

Correct...that is not a wire original to the car,...

Correct...that is not a wire original to the car, and is almost certainly related to one of those very troublesome after-market alarm systems...which just might account for the climate control...
04-04-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By sov211

Very easy: I have done this many times - on more...

Very easy: I have done this many times - on more than 20 Series III cars . The reason the aerial will not retract is because the segments are binding because of dirt and corrosion. To fix this, fully...
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