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Things I said I'd never do again Number 94 - own another X350 Jaaag


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#1 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:51 PM

No point in doing a mystery collection thread as I have mentioned it elsewhere already.  Collectioning tomorrow (probably).

 

2003 XJ X350 with LPG conversion.  It's done 260K miles but has had a lot of stuff replaced - WCPGW?


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2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

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1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

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1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

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#2 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:57 PM

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1994 Range Rover Classic "The Crying Pumpkin"

2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:49 PM

V8?

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:15 PM

V6

1994 Range Rover Classic "The Crying Pumpkin"

2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:18 PM

Due to te lightness of the bodyshell even the v6 will do sub 8 sec to 60. Plus it wont grenade like the V8.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:32 PM

It probably will in my ownership :)
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2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:19 AM

The Jag man I took my XJ6 to has a V6 one of these as his 'using' car(I hate the term 'daily'). He has said the same, quick and good fuel economy because of how light it is.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:29 AM

I was tempted by one a while back, but I just can't get over the front end looking so much like the x-type, I just don't like the oval lamps.

WCPGW etc... ;)
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:00 AM

More XJs on Autoshite cannot be a bad thing, no matter how broken they are. I'm interested to know how much your running costs are under LPG. How light is it? Is the chassis aluminium too?



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:12 AM

I understand the V8 problems were all solved by 2002, is that correct?


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

I understand the V8 problems were all solved by 2002, is that correct?

 

Pretty much as far as I know.

 

Mk3 (metal) timing chain tensioners & no nisaki issues as the dodgy petrol had stopped being sold by then.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

More XJs on Autoshite cannot be a bad thing, no matter how broken they are. I'm interested to know how much your running costs are under LPG. How light is it? Is the chassis aluminium too?

Yes the whole thing is Aluminium.  Someone on another forum told me they weigh about the same as a contemporary Mondeo.

 

Jag had an unfortunate issue at the time as the smaller S-Type was slower and less economical with the same engines because the S-Type was made of steel. 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:56 PM

I was tempted by one a while back, but I just can't get over the front end looking so much like the x-type, I just don't like the oval lamps.

WCPGW etc... ;)

Hmm - I think the front is a return to the "Series" XJs really.  The X type followed rather than the other way around IMHO

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:59 PM

Plus it wont grenade like the V8.

 

Where's the fun in that?


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Where's the fun in that?

As I said, I bet it will - this is me we're talking about.


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1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

Pretty much as far as I know.

 

Mk3 (metal) timing chain tensioners & no nisaki issues as the dodgy petrol had stopped being sold by then.

 

 

That's what I thought too.


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

'Number 94' - is that a 'Private Eye' reference? :-)


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:43 PM

'Number 94' - is that a 'Private Eye' reference? :-)

Yup, good spot :) 

 

I've only been subscribing to the Eye since 1987.


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2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

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1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

Yup, good spot :)

 

I've only been subscribing to the Eye since 1987.

I started a sub in 2015, let it lapse in 2016 when all the 'exciting' Brexit stuff was going down but restarted it at the beginning of the year.

 

Should be getting the next issue through the post tomorrow or Thursday. Can't wait to catch up with St. Theresa's Grammar School & Rotten Boroughs! :mrgreen:


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

I started a sub in 2015, let it lapse in 2016 when all the 'exciting' Brexit stuff was going down but restarted it at the beginning of the year.

 

Should be getting the next issue through the post tomorrow or Thursday. Can't wait to catch up with St. Theresa's Grammar School & Rotten Boroughs! :mrgreen:

My current favourite is "from the message boards" whoever writes that is a genius.


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1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

OK, car now retrieved - as expected there are a few issues - but who expected perfection in a £1500 260K car?

 

Things I need to sort -

 

Driver's seat doesn't go all the way back.  This is an issue as I am a lanky tosser.

One headlight out - they are factory HID too so ££££££ - although could be a simple issue (yeah right).

Needs a really good clean all round.

Can't tax as I have 11 numbers and DVLA says I need 12 - adding a zero used to work, but they seem to have put a stop to that - bastard public paying them money!

 

When I get a minute -

There's a bury hands free phone kit - works really well, but the music mode isn't working - fairly sure I know why, but this can wait as it won't be a five minute job

Folding mirrors don't and one is cracked.

Needs an autoshite sticker

 

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1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

Alternatively, try this one.

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

Oh I forgot - one extra bonus - a pair of genuine Jaaag roof bars included.


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2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

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1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:49 PM

Looks pretty tidy overall. Might be high miles, but not quite as high as mine though if that is any consolation. The appearance of the engine bay is interesting, its completely packed and the strut towers come a long way towards the centre. That and the styling of the body give the impression that it is narrower car than the x300, 308 etc.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

First item off the list.  The seat height adjuster for the rear of the drivers squab was jammed, I unbolted the seat, flipped it over and freed it off - now I can sit comfortably.

 

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2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

It was bloody lovely driving this down the motorway tonight - it's so quiet compared with all my other shite.

 

The pez engine is very very different from the 2.7 TDVi I had before.  It's all about revs, very smooth where the dizzler had (as you'd imagine) a stack of torque but didn't sound as nice.


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2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

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2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

If these are all alloy, is that just a case of the paint reacting with the alloy rather than body corrosion?

I'll be following this thread with interest, being a Jag man myself :)


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:17 PM

Dunno about the corrosion - it's really not bothering me - it's not galloping rot like it would be on a steel car.


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2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:26 PM

I would say that it is the paint unsticking rather than corrosion.

 

The folding mirrors are an easy fix.  You pull off the downlighter bulb holder underneath the mirror and then spray oil and then spray grease into the mechanism whilst working it backwards and forwards.

 

HID headlights are as likely to be the ballast as the bulb. Also they suffer from dodgy earth points where all the wires are attached to the body just behind the headlights.  Swap the bulbs over left to right.  If the fault moves with the bulb then it's the bulb, if it doesn't then its the ballast or earth or something.

 

The V6 is probably the one to have and on LPG it will be cheaper to run than the diesel and a lot more robust.  A tatty V6 X350 on LPG has to be the ultimate cheap daily.

 

Also you have 18" Dynamic wheels which give the best ride whilst being the best looking 18" wheels that they came with.


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