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Yesterday, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Alfadude

That is just so bizarre.... You would think to...

That is just so bizarre....
You would think to have oil find it's way inside that would mean there is a ton of oil on the outside and that, if so, that label would be covered in it too, plus there...
06-13-2019, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Alfadude

Is there any way that oil could maybe be old...

Is there any way that oil could maybe be old coolant? Does it actually look/smell like engine oil? Could you take a picture of it?
06-13-2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Alfadude

Man, you might be the only person in the world...

Man, you might be the only person in the world with two X-Type wagons. Congratulations.
06-12-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Alfadude

A used Maserati Ghibli SQ4 or Alfa Giulia are two...

A used Maserati Ghibli SQ4 or Alfa Giulia are two cars on my short list for me next vehicle.
06-12-2019, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Alfadude

Safe and sterile certainly come to mind when I...

Safe and sterile certainly come to mind when I think of the Cayenne and Panamera. Not much Porsche heritage there. Rolls and Bentley have always been and always will be high end low volume niche...
06-12-2019, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Alfadude

I hardly think Jaguar changed the whole focus of...

I hardly think Jaguar changed the whole focus of the company because automotive jounalists "demanded" it. More like the company was looking for ways to stay in business, be relevent and continue to...
06-12-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Alfadude

To me, what I see in the pictures is more related...

To me, what I see in the pictures is more related to the person who drove it daily more than the quality of the materials. Could be things like a certain type of hand lotion used or a type of cleaner...
06-11-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Alfadude

Diesel X-Types in the United States? Hell, they...

Diesel X-Types in the United States? Hell, they barely sold any gasoline powered ones here, let alone diesels.

Plenty of diesel pickups, not a ton of cars though. Volkwagens, BMW and Mercedes all...
06-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Alfadude

I really HATE it when people slam car doors, and...

I really HATE it when people slam car doors, and not just mine. Most cars close pretty easily. You don't have to slam the damn thing.
06-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Alfadude

You bring up another great point about the car....

You bring up another great point about the car. When I sold mine it was over 11 years old and had over 160,000 miles and it still was nice and quiet inside. No squeaks or rattles. Doors closed with a...
06-11-2019, 08:50 AM
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Views: 946
Posted By Alfadude

I always thought it was the best kept used car...

I always thought it was the best kept used car secret out there. That is why I originally bought mine. It was three years old and still had 8K of warranty left when I bought it. The best part is it...
06-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By Alfadude

For what it is worth, I would first verify...

For what it is worth, I would first verify without question you have a good battery before you start going down a lot of rabbit holes. If you got the car with teh battery already dead, that could...
06-10-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,100
Posted By Alfadude

Wait......did the 4 mechanics and the guy at the...

Wait......did the 4 mechanics and the guy at the Ford dealership come to timing off diagnosis since YOU have had the car, or was that somethikng done by the previous owner? If it was the latter, have...
05-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Alfadude

Why not post a link to the exact video you are...

Why not post a link to the exact video you are referencing? This guy has hundreds of them.
05-24-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Alfadude

I really can't say what the price difference or...

I really can't say what the price difference or difficulty would be between the two, although I would say, if needed to be done, go through a reputable independednt shop rather than a dealer as it...
05-24-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Alfadude

Well, it has been reliable enough to last the...

Well, it has been reliable enough to last the last 17 years and still be in good shape, at least cosmetically. You don't mention how it is mechanically other than it is the original clutch. With the...
05-24-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,677
Posted By Alfadude

The Alfa is probably my first choice and when I...

The Alfa is probably my first choice and when I would get it the car would still be under warranty. The Ghibli, that is more a heart vs. head decision. Hard to pass up a Ferrari assembled 400hp...
05-24-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,677
Posted By Alfadude

Thanks for the detailed review. I am not thinking...

Thanks for the detailed review. I am not thinking if getting one though, I was just curious how it was going fr you with it as you have had it a while now and we don't hear from you on here as much....
05-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,677
Posted By Alfadude

Sorry to derail the thread a little, but, Thermo,...

Sorry to derail the thread a little, but, Thermo, after having the XJ for a couple years, has it met your expectations so far? Anything good or bad of note that you found?
05-15-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Alfadude

What type of engine and drivetrain do you have?...

What type of engine and drivetrain do you have? That would be helpful to know. Might want to consider adding that to your signature.

Without knowing more specifics, my first place inclination is...
05-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Alfadude

That is for a battery maintainer used in shipping...

That is for a battery maintainer used in shipping when the car was new. Doesn't do anything now.
05-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Alfadude

Do you have any stored codes? There must have...

Do you have any stored codes? There must have been a previous or intermitent code to cause to go into P1000 and not P1111.
05-12-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Alfadude

Code comes up as weither an ABS or DSC Internal...

Code comes up as weither an ABS or DSC Internal modulator valve fault, fo whatever that is worth.
05-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Alfadude

Often OEM replacement parts, especially specialty...

Often OEM replacement parts, especially specialty trim type pieces, aren't cheap no matter what the car
05-10-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Alfadude

So what would the cost of the Toyota part be? If...

So what would the cost of the Toyota part be? If they even have a strip like that, I would guess even if it would be cheaper, it wouldn't be that much.
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