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so its pretty self-explanatory post what you did to your X308 today
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got a E-01 for my Compact Disc Changer, so the prying and lifting didnt work, so i decided to take the whole unit apart, and mission successful, even though i know its going to eventually get stuck again
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The #1 thing to do after a snow storm - I left it in the garage.
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Changed all the light bulbs to Xenon and boy what a difference in night vision. Great bulbs and cheap and easy to replace.
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Changed all the light bulbs to Xenon and boy what a difference in night vision. Great bulbs and cheap and easy to replace.
Hey, Dinger. I want to do the same. Can you give me the particulars for each application that you have done? I looked through several threads but those were just general with no specific part descriptions. Thanx
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Sprayed rear suspension arms in black, sat the the bottoms of rear shocks in my homemade electrolyte bath for de-rusting ready for paint and new bushes (awaiting delivery)....degreased tiebars, A-frame, driveshafts and hubs ready for de-rusting and paint, then had a cup of tea....tried to find a local electro-plating shop for my bolts but gave up - will paint them instead...

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...... sat the the bottoms of rear shocks in my homemade electrolyte bath for de-rusting ...
I was thinking 'what size bath has this guy got', until I realised you'd taken them off first.

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I was thinking 'what size bath has this guy got', until I realised you'd taken them off first.

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It's a nice thought though, if only.....

Just using a household 8 gallon black plastic bin.

Not sure whether to spray the shocks in green as original, or black (which is effectively free as I have black paint....)

What do you all think?
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Tirefriar - PM sent re xenon bulbs.
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Tirefriar - PM sent re xenon bulbs.
Why PM? There are more people here that want to know, myself included!

I haven't done anything to the cat today (just woke up!). But yesterday, I finished fitting her with a "new" heated seats from 03VDP. She is looking mighty purrrty, and my behind will appreciate it in the "cold" California winter.
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Because I wanted to PM OK ?
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just woke up bout to go take her for a Cruise, just because
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has anyone seen Gone in 60 Seconds? one of the cars on the list was a 99 XJ8 with the name of Deborah, does that really seem suited for our cars?
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looked at a suspect slow puncture, I'll have to sort that out
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Because I wanted to PM OK ?
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Because I wanted to PM OK ?
PM me Next please!

ok so funny thing, during my cruise, i kept smelling something funny in the car dont know if it was through the air vents or something else

then i figured i should stop by my local auto parts store and clear my Random Misfire Code, P0300

start up my car no CEL im happy, throw her in reverse, stalls dont know what happened start her back up, she gets close to stalling but i let off the brake and continue with my reversing

driving along then Restricted Performance appears now im confused, i continue driving along then experience a really rough shift dont know what gear maybe into 4th

Restricted Performance goes away all im thinking is why do i now have a mysterious Gremlin? Drive home continued normal from that point on

should i be worried? or is there a potential problem?
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It's a nice thought though, if only.....

Just using a household 8 gallon black plastic bin.

Not sure whether to spray the shocks in green as original, or black (which is effectively free as I have black paint....)

What do you all think?
I've often wondered why Jaguar paint the shocks green. It's a soft paint and doesn't stand up anywhere near as well as black. Never yet seen shocks without rust on them.

Graham
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I've often wondered why Jaguar paint the shocks green. It's a soft paint and doesn't stand up anywhere near as well as black. Never yet seen shocks without rust on them.

Graham
Sure you have ... they were still in the box
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PM me Next please!

ok so funny thing, during my cruise, i kept smelling something funny in the car dont know if it was through the air vents or something else

then i figured i should stop by my local auto parts store and clear my Random Misfire Code, P0300

start up my car no CEL im happy, throw her in reverse, stalls dont know what happened start her back up, she gets close to stalling but i let off the brake and continue with my reversing

driving along then Restricted Performance appears now im confused, i continue driving along then experience a really rough shift dont know what gear maybe into 4th

Restricted Performance goes away all im thinking is why do i now have a mysterious Gremlin? Drive home continued normal from that point on

should i be worried? or is there a potential problem?
Maybe it had somethi9ng to do with the scan tool youi used at the parts store. I would do a search of that scan tool on these forums to find if others have had similar results with that tool.

I use 7 different scan tools depending on the make and year. I also have a code reader to quickly read or clear codes. It sometimes does wierd things on some makes. Usually on european cars. Thankfully, it's always been temporary.
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I've often wondered why Jaguar paint the shocks green. It's a soft paint and doesn't stand up anywhere near as well as black. Never yet seen shocks without rust on them.

Graham
They are black now! :-)
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