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Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By dibbit

Mine showed the correct oil level (actually...

Mine showed the correct oil level (actually slightly under as there was a leak from the connector sleeve). This sleeve is the connector mentioned above - if you are draining the gearbox you may as...
Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By dibbit

That looks identical to the one I bought - its...

That looks identical to the one I bought - its far longer than needed on the XKR, so just insert it until you feel it touch the bottom of the pan. The procedure is in the workshop manual - you...
07-11-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By dibbit

Everything else being equal the XKR is going to...

Everything else being equal the XKR is going to be the faster, more reliable car - how much is that worth to you? Once the tensioners have been upgraded (and the very last of the 4.0 cars had the...
07-10-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By dibbit

This is the factory fit position on a RHD car:- ...

This is the factory fit position on a RHD car:-

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07-08-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By dibbit

The ones on his car definitely won't.

The ones on his car definitely won't.
07-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By dibbit

The 4.0 XKR has the Mercedes gearbox, which is as...

The 4.0 XKR has the Mercedes gearbox, which is as reliable as they get. Once you have changed the tensioners/guides (which you either need proof it has been done, or budget for the work) then you...
07-07-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By dibbit

The only complex thing the Arduino would be doing...

The only complex thing the Arduino would be doing is reading the serial data from the OBDII bus. The rest would be very simple code. This guy built an ISO9141 reader with an Arduino UNO, so it...
06-20-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By dibbit

I bought an Autool X50 and mounted it on the...

I bought an Autool X50 and mounted it on the dashboard to show engine temperature along with over temp alarm), battery voltage, and speed in KPH. It is plug and play and costs around €30.
...
06-10-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By dibbit

On my 4x4 I have a Garmin 7" sat nav fitted with...

On my 4x4 I have a Garmin 7" sat nav fitted with the Garmin wirless reversing camera - the picture quality is abysmal. When I compare the picture quality between the two units - the 100+ Garmin...
06-09-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By dibbit

That's a nice conversion. DIY is also quite...

That's a nice conversion. DIY is also quite straightforward at just the cost of the sat nav unit. All the power connections are present in the original harness, the on/off switch can be made to...
05-20-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,970
Posted By dibbit

Here you go - its on the left just above the...

Here you go - its on the left just above the volume control:-

https://images.clickdealer.co.uk/vehicles/1645/1645917/full/23853966.jpg

AFAIK all the UK spec cars with Halogen headlights had...
05-17-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By dibbit

Bear in mind that the convertible has softer...

Bear in mind that the convertible has softer suspension than the coupe and more body flex, so bigger wheels don't make as much difference on the convertible. I went from an XKR coupe with the 18"...
05-14-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,015
Posted By dibbit

Another victim of the "related thread" forum...

Another victim of the "related thread" forum software feature, seemingly designed to direct replies to totally unrelated threads....
05-13-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By dibbit

I think the thread you linked to (good find BTW)...

I think the thread you linked to (good find BTW) answers that question - Why take a powerful GT V8 car and convert it to LPG? Because you get the equivalent of 60 MPG in the UK.

Not a...
05-09-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,096
Posted By dibbit

The non-working link says this:- ...

The non-working link says this:-

atsko-waterproofing-stain-repellent-silicone-spray

Which Google says is this:-

Silicone Water-Guard - 12 oz. Aerosol...
05-07-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,970
Posted By dibbit

Same on my 2001 XKR - I think he must have been...

Same on my 2001 XKR - I think he must have been referring to the 4.2 cars.

My UK spec car also has the manual headlight leveling control on the dashboard and the low-beams are terrible.
05-05-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By dibbit

Bridgewater!!! Bridgend boyo.

Bridgewater!!! Bridgend boyo.
05-05-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By dibbit

All the XKRs have the aluminium thermostat...

All the XKRs have the aluminium thermostat housing from the factory - so if that is what you are referring to nobody changed it.
05-02-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By dibbit

Thanks. I couldn't see your signature as I was...

Thanks. I couldn't see your signature as I was browsing on my phone. I think my convertible has an extra strut in the way - I'm going to have a look the next time I have the back up in the air as I...
05-02-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By dibbit

When my mirror failed I looked at sending it off...

When my mirror failed I looked at sending it off to a professional to repair it, but it wasn't worth it. I found someone selling replacement glass for less money and would have tried the repair...
05-02-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By dibbit

Yes, you can dismantle the mirror - you can clean...

Yes, you can dismantle the mirror - you can clean the photochromic fluid out and just use the mirror as a non-dimming mirror, or source a replacement glass to fit yourself.

The mirror is used by a...
05-01-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By dibbit

Is your car a coupe or convertible?

Is your car a coupe or convertible?
05-01-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By dibbit

All 4.0 XK8 have the 5 speed ZF. All 4.0 XKR...

All 4.0 XK8 have the 5 speed ZF. All 4.0 XKR have the 5 speed Mercedes. The 4.2 XK8/R have the 6 speed ZF.
04-30-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By dibbit

It doesn't need to sense the direction, just...

It doesn't need to sense the direction, just movement - the controller already knows which way the motor is supposed to be turning.

I think we have come up with a very convincing argument as to...
04-29-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By dibbit

The set-up would be exactly as it is on the car...

The set-up would be exactly as it is on the car now - hold the button down to fully open the window - zero the counter (zero now means fully open), then start counting pulses as the window is closed....
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