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What did you do to your X350/X358 today?

 
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:01 PM
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nice connor, what did you use on your wool mats? I have used woolite in the past , but any special technique? man , these interiors are so refreshing to look at.. like nothing else out there now
Absolutely, these interiors EASILY looked better then any of the non british luxury cars at the time and don't look nearly as dated as pretty much all of them today.

But not particularly I do use "Ammo **** Cleaner" from a detailing brand I found https://www.ammonyc.com/shop/ammo-****-fabric-cleaner/
I remember the last time I cleaned the mats I just sprayed them liberally making it more shampoo like and hand scrubbed them then let them air dry.
The stuff is kind of expensive but I always get it as the whole interior kit because for me it's just an easy one stop place to get everything (a **** cleaner, a cleaner for leather/plastics, and a leather conditioner)

https://www.ammonyc.com/shop/ammo-interiorregimen-kit/
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:05 AM
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Did a roof headlining refit, again, after doing one 3 years back.
Had issue with 1st lining that was 3/16, rather than 1/8. Not much different right? Well it really affects the person of the sunroof shade that ended up jamming.
It's not too bad a job, after taking out rear seat, front passenger seat, trim, and managing not to stick contact adhesive headlining to itself.
Do have to be careful to leave enough slack to form the shapes in the hand holds, but not so much to allow a crease.
 
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Talking What did you do to your X350 the last 10 days

Over the last 10 days I have:
1. Replaced the valley hose as well as all the other hoses
2. Replaced the Supercharger, with one I rebuilt some time ago, along with all the associated gaskets
3. Replaced throttle body
4. Replaced EGR valve, hose an gaskets
5. Replaced All of the tensioners and pulleys and drive and supercharger belts (Had squeak)
6. Replaced antifreeze/coolant
7. Replaced front and rear air springs with Arnott coil conversions (Rides Great!)
8. Front and rear upper and lower wishbones and all linkage
9. Front headlamps and Ballast (Had flickering lights)
So, you see I haven't done very much at all.
Oh! I forgot to mention, I also replaced the rear rotors, brake pad and parking brake pads.
 

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by joeleerj View Post
Over the last 10 days I have:
1. Replaced the valley hose as well as all the other hoses
2. Replaced the Supercharger, with one I rebuilt some time ago, along with all the associated gaskets
3. Replaced throttle body
4. Replaced EGR valve, hose an gaskets
5. Replaced All of the tensioners and pulleys and drive and supercharger belts (Had squeak)
6. Replaced antifreeze/coolant
7. Replaced front and rear air springs with Arnott coil conversions (Rides Great!)
8. Front and rear upper and lower wishbones and all linkage
9. Front headlamps and Ballast (Had flickering lights)
So, you see I haven't done very much at all.
Oh! I forgot to mention, I also replaced the rear rotors, brake pad and parking brake pads.
Y'all, Joe is 1 of the more proactive People I have ever known! He has multiples of everything; I'm surprise he doesn't have 2 XJR's! Hahaha

I was witness to all of his latest en devours!..
 
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Thanks, since posting the original message I noticed the steering wheel was a little off so I took it to Firestone Autocare today and let them have a go: choosing them based on convenience and price. They did tell me that "...the castors were at the limit" so its not 100% perfect but seems to drive fine. I'll do some research on what that means - the guy did explain it but its difficult without actually seeing it.
 
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Originally Posted by Marque View Post
Y'all, Joe is 1 of the more proactive People I have ever known! He has multiples of everything; I'm surprise he doesn't have 2 XJR's! Hahaha

I was witness to all of his latest en devours!..
Hahaha! I looked into a second XJR, but the wife vetoed it! LOL. Don't let Marque fool you, he's no slouch in the fix up department. He sold me on the ARNOTTS. Thanks Bud!!
 
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:27 AM
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I don't get to enjoy it as much as I used to, because I need to drive my 4WD tool truck around so much, but tonight I drove home in my Jag and it was peaceful and lovely. We spend so much time and energy with the niggling details, and impending repairs, that we lose sight of the pure pleasure. In my case, it was hitting the country roads toward Brown County in the misty hours near midnight, sunroof open, reveling in the smooth, the acceleration, the ride, the precision. The leather, the glow of the dash lights, LOVE. THIS. CAR.
 
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Originally Posted by joeleerj View Post
Over the last 10 days I have:
1. Replaced the valley hose as well as all the other hoses
2. Replaced the Supercharger, with one I rebuilt some time ago, along with all the associated gaskets
3. Replaced throttle body
4. Replaced EGR valve, hose an gaskets
5. Replaced All of the tensioners and pulleys and drive and supercharger belts (Had squeak)
6. Replaced antifreeze/coolant
7. Replaced front and rear air springs with Arnott coil conversions (Rides Great!)
8. Front and rear upper and lower wishbones and all linkage
9. Front headlamps and Ballast (Had flickering lights)
So, you see I haven't done very much at all.
Oh! I forgot to mention, I also replaced the rear rotors, brake pad and parking brake pads.
Busy chap!
 
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Originally Posted by Etypephil View Post
Busy chap!
Indeed!!!
 
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Decided to treat myself to a week long holiday in Cancun for my birthday, family tagged along too. While away I dropped the cat off with the mechanic for some much needed upkeep/pampering.

Had the following done:
Replaced original supercharger IC pump with Bosch 010 and electrical connection. Nothing wrong with the original, just decided to replace it before it could give out on me this summer.
Replaced leaking main water pump, sourced a new Motorcraft for $130, same part as original.
Replaced driver side shock bush.
Replaced rear lower control arm bushes, purchased original Lemforder from online German site for $30ea.
Replaced upper rear control arms with new Lemforders.
Replaced supercharger IC incoming hose (with T plastic connection), it developed a very small dribble at the T connection.
Replaced original thermostat with new one, nothing wrong with the original.
Brake fluid flushed.

I removed headlights and used Meguiar's headlight restore kit on them, they look better than new now.
I just replace the Xenon headlights (Osram 66043), as they were flickering and had lost their brightness. New genuine Osram 66140 4500k went in ($100 a pair & 4year warranty), so many fakes advertised online!!
Replaced faulty front parking sensor, found shorted out wiring and repaired it too.
Headlight washer had dropped into the bumper, re-seated it in the bumper while restoring the headlights.
While changing the headlights I saw a large screw had embedded itself into the front passenger side tire. Lucky Discount Tire offers free rotation and repair, so had them do both.
 
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I had the same Arnott replacement shock on my XJR when I purchased it, Arnott told me they used the original Jaguar/Bilstein shock and just refurbished the bladder and seals. They stopped doing it as the failure rate was too high.
 
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Originally Posted by JagsteRJX View Post
I had the same Arnott replacement shock on my XJR when I purchased it, Arnott told me they used the original Jaguar/Bilstein shock and just refurbished the bladder and seals. They stopped doing it as the failure rate was too high.
That's a really strange thing, in England the original air suspension seems to go forever, just an occasional easy and inexpensive pump overhaul or replacement being required; a climate thing perhaps? One of the many disadvantages of living here is the 104.84 I paid yesterday to fill the fuel tank with 99 octane, our trouble is never having had a successful revolution.
 
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I had assumed my "questionable" ride quality on our dreadful UK pot holed roads was down the hydraulic damper part of the air suspension units wearing out (approaching 140k miles) But just replaced my front nearside hub/bearing assembly. The difference in ride quality and handling is unbelievable! Going to have the offside done ASAP. Also replaced both headlamp units (halogen) the old ones were in a terrible state due to water ingress, previous owner hadn't pushed the clips back down properly when installing new bulbs. I got very lucky, found a breaker selling used ones in perfect condition for 80 each. My cat now has a pair of shiny new eyes in perfect working order!
 
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Originally Posted by Etypephil View Post
That's a really strange thing, in England the original air suspension seems to go forever, just an occasional easy and inexpensive pump overhaul or replacement being required; a climate thing perhaps? One of the many disadvantages of living here is the 104.84 I paid yesterday to fill the fuel tank with 99 octane, our trouble is never having had a successful revolution.
Yeah, the colder winter weather here in the US gets to them. The top seal leaks in freezing temps, I had an original do this on the otherside to the Arnott reman. The next year the Arnott reman was leaking from the bottom of the bladder. So, I now have 4 new Arnott sports 28xx. I know the pain of fuel costs, I moved to the US from Sydney Australia, everything is 1/3 of the price in the US. Usually around $50-60 (winter/summer) to fill her up with Shell V-power.
 
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There are still a few good things about living in the rust belt.
 
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Well done a few things but haven't kept up posts. Last was a thermostat change to 13* cooler with new pure coolant from Mercedes Benz. I work for Benz and have seen their coolant perform better. Exhaust work, see photo. Cold air intake pipe with K&N.

Second coat of this wonderful Topcoat F11 on the original paint. Mounted some 27540R19 to the rear, love the stance and grip. Rebuilt suspension compressor with new piston ring, real breeze and great pressure. Next step 010 IC pump...

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