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Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By sov211

I quite believe you...but the only reason that...

I quite believe you...but the only reason that plastic and the wood veneer finish cracks is prolonged and repeated exposure to heat and sun. And a closed car left in the sun, even in ambient...
Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By sov211

Exactly. Just disconnect the + lead to the...

Exactly. Just disconnect the + lead to the smaller battery; done! Now you will no longer be annoyed by the start/stop system...there are no negative effects whatever.
06-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By sov211

Noah: that VIN translates as follows: SAJJ =...

Noah: that VIN translates as follows:
SAJJ = Jaguar, Jaguar marque badged
D = Double Six (meaning a V12 car)
R = Vanden Plas specification
L = 4 door saloon
W = 5.3 litre B emissions
4 = Left...
06-15-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By sov211

Would it help to remember that that you are not...

Would it help to remember that that you are not alone in this? I too fell prey to this hoax.
06-15-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,566
Posted By sov211

Regarding the relative merits of the 3.8 Mk 2 and...

Regarding the relative merits of the 3.8 Mk 2 and the 3.8S : there is no question that the interior of the 3.8S is more luxurious, nor that the rear suspension is better. But with regard to overall...
06-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By sov211

I can only answer by saying that metric wheels...

I can only answer by saying that metric wheels were never fitted to the Series III cars (including the very last 1992 cars), and that further, the ill-fated Jaguar metric wheels, fitted only to the...
06-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
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...
06-14-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By sov211

[QUOTE=Yellow series3;2085029]I have a set of 15"...

[QUOTE=Yellow series3;2085029]I have a set of 15" pepperpot wheels with a checkered background. Someone had painted the center portion black with the rim part shiny alloy. Finally got them cleaned up...
06-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By sov211

The problem of cracking on the parts you mention...

The problem of cracking on the parts you mention (and why the "..." around "wood" .? It IS wood veneer on a substrate) is not a problem of Jaguar quality. It is a problem caused by the previous...
06-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By sov211

Can you clarify why the fact that your car has...

Can you clarify why the fact that your car has just one reverse light (regardless of which side it is on) is an issue for the provincial approval? Or is the situation the following: with the...
06-12-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By sov211

I had exactly this issue...there was no way my...

I had exactly this issue...there was no way my experience glass man could get it to lie properly...the contours were wrong. In the end we refitted my original (easily) and still good but not...
06-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By sov211

Your car is an XK not an XK8 (which was the...

Your car is an XK not an XK8 (which was the nomenclature for the previous generation car; take no further advice from the person or source who told you that your car was an XK8!) and Haines manuals...
06-12-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
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...
05-16-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By sov211

That is absolutely correct...it was the first and...

That is absolutely correct...it was the first and only symptom of a failing battery on a 2007 XK. Battery replaced, no TPMS light. Failing batteries on the XK can present with any number of random...
05-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By sov211

Signs of a low battery can be ANY electronic...

Signs of a low battery can be ANY electronic issue....recently for me it was the simple random appearance of the TPMS warning light...but it can be any electrical malfunction.
05-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,930
Posted By sov211

The intermittent TPMS warning light was the first...

The intermittent TPMS warning light was the first and only indication that the battery on the XK needed to be replaced (despite being kept on a CTEK unit and was reported as fully charged....
05-15-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,210
Posted By sov211

Thanks! This beautiful car (2007 fully-optioned -...

Thanks! This beautiful car (2007 fully-optioned - now displaced from my garage in favour of my F-Type) is still in the family - and it has been 100% trouble-free...just one very minor item to...
05-14-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,223
Posted By sov211

This is correct, despite what some have claimed. ...

This is correct, despite what some have claimed. AutoGlym Leather Balm and Lexol are two other excellent conditioners that quickly penetrate the surface colourant. The colourant is a water-based...
05-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,820
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...
05-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,223
Posted By sov211

This is exactly what is also claimed by the...

This is exactly what is also claimed by the AutoGlym Leather Balm, which is what I have been using on my F-Type leather - and I have found those claims to be true (could it be in fact the same...
05-12-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By sov211

To me it looks as though the entire central part...

To me it looks as though the entire central part of the wheel has been coated with something (aftermarket) that has been susceptible to wear and has started peeling. Definitely not an F-Type...
05-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,223
Posted By sov211

While wrinkling is a characteristic of leather...

While wrinkling is a characteristic of leather (and to that extent desirable), the stretching of the material on the seat bottom suggest that the previous owner was quite heavy. And further, to...
05-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By sov211

Yes, my car has the second battery - which was...

Yes, my car has the second battery - which was disconnected the day I took delivery! The annoying start/stop system is therefore (happily) not functional, and the small battery that powers it remains...
05-10-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
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...
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