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Dailying a XJR for the sake of the climate - Parts Ordered

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#61 OFFLINE   bangernomics

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

Excite much

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:31 PM

Are we there yet?


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

I'm in Uckfield. I've not been back in Sussex since I left to move north, I've not missed it.

The seller said he might be here to pick me up, but isn't answering his phone. Hopefully that just means he's driving.


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#64 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:04 PM

Metal tube thingy no2 is much less posh than the previous one. - aahhh… really?

Now heading for East Croydon. - aahhhh - tha'ts why then

 

Vendor sent proof of life yet?



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

If the vendor fails to communicate, start covering Celine Dion songs to his voicemail.

 

You could start with think twice.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

Deal done, no pez shot as the local petrol station was utterly rammed. So have this instead, it should get me home by about 9pm.4c3240ba25c1e87b5f4224e9e50ea3e7.jpg
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:49 PM

Deal done, no pez shot as the local petrol station was utterly rammed. So have this instead, it should get me home by about 9pm.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019011...

Awesome, dibs, I need a V8 before I'm 50.

sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

Deal done, no pez shot as the local petrol station was utterly rammed. So have this instead, it should get me home by about 9pm.

You were out of luck with petrol. Shell is currently rebuilding theirs which was situated on the bypass. Don't know why it is taking epochs to do but it is.

 

What a lovely engine bay.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:01 PM

Just stopped at Clacket Lane for bladder reasons.

Initial impressions are it needs a few bits sorting as you'd expect considering I paid £2,495 for a V reg with 76k on...

Tracking is miles out
Tank vent seems blocked judging by the hiss when I filled up
Parking sensors don't work but these cars are easy to park so I don't care
Sounds like shock bushes on the back need replacing
Drives damn well apart from those bits and everything seems to work
Goes like a stabbed rat on speed :D

I love these wheels too, I don't think I've seen on of these on these wheels before. But I think they are genuine.

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#70 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

Well jel.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:08 PM

Deal done, no pez shot as the local petrol station was utterly rammed. So have this instead, it should get me home by about 9pm.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019011...



BRUMM! BRUMM!

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:02 PM

Awesome, dibs, I need a V8 before I'm 50.

If only you knew someone nearby who was trying to sell one.

 

Oh wait...


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GLWTS everyone!

 

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Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - FOR SALE (-ish)

Le Limon Bleu: 2005 Citroen C3 1.4 Desire

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:03 PM

Hnnnnnngh.

That is just lovely.

Gannin' along the Scotswood Rooooooad... in my 9-5 Aero.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

Wheels look like XK8 ones to me.

Nice buy, looks better than the Sov IMO.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:54 PM

Is this the third XJ of this gen we have regularly on the front page now? Looks great!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

The full Prescott has been achieved.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

If only you knew someone nearby who was trying to sell one.

Oh wait...

I'd prefer one that is more suited to corners and roundabouts in all honesty

sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:09 PM

Fucking hell hooli , u woz only 2 miles from me and 1  mile from Gigglepin !  


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:12 PM

Yes! You magnificent bastard
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

I'd prefer one that is more suited to corners and roundabouts in all honesty

I live more or less where you do.  How many corners and roundabouts do you think I meet in a day?  It's a delight on nearly all of them.


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GLWTS everyone!

 

Fashion Victim: 2018 Suzuki SX (new wheelchair bus)

Huggy Bear: 1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - FOR SALE (-ish)

Le Limon Bleu: 2005 Citroen C3 1.4 Desire

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:19 PM

Looks good, big cat, last of the proper Jag shapes. A car worth keeping, I am sure these will appreciate in years to come.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

I wish, those are still out of range with the engine they deserve.

Now sat in a pub with a pocket full of money awaiting a fry up as I wait for my train. I left too early as normal.

Can't believe no one has commented on that wierd shaped egg. Probably only me that things it looks like an upside down fanny to be fair

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:04 PM

I've just got home. Final score is 22.4mpg on a long run with cruise on a true 70.

Flooring it down a slip road makes the most amazing sound, it's all blower whine and stupid acceleration. Bloody fantastic and all I'd hoped for.

Tomorrow I'll clean the throttle body, fit new batteries in the fobs, pair the fobs to memory seat positions, find the rattle which is suspect is the NSR shock bushes and take it to get tracked.

Oh and cancel the insurance and SORN on the Sov.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

Awesome, dibs, I need a V8 before I'm 50.

 

Don't forget I'm selling the V8 Sov, it's a cheap V8 that goes pretty well too.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:25 PM

Right then, now I'm on my laptop & eating here's some more pics stolen from they ebay advert. Now Ghosty as said it, I agree they might be XK8 wheels, I'll have to check. They look perfect on it, whatever they are.

 

Side.jpg

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Front Right.jpg

Phone.jpg

 

How's that for a factory fitted phone? I've not taken it out yet to see if it switches on. Factory nav too, I bet that's fantastic* with 19 year old maps! By the time I noticed it was there I was driving & it won't let you set it when the car is moving so I didn't bother.

 

Going through the history & talking to the seller, the rust in the MOT history (2014) got it a new rear subframe, so it wasn't body rust. I have found the underseal is coming off exactly where my Sov had a hole so I'll investigate that tomorrow but it felt solid so should just need cleaning up a bit.

 

All in all I'm bloody happy with it for £2,495. I've seen a lot worse ones for a lot more money.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

Oh yeah & hitting that tight slip road from the A22 to the M25 where the signs say '30'. It goes round that dead flat & rock solid at 60, the Sov would be all roll & body squeal. It's surprising how different they are & yet the XJR still has decent ride quality too, not Sov levels obviously but it's still good.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:34 PM

That looks grand. Never seem those wheels before either. Mind me of Watanabes or Compo MLs. Would look EXTREME ERECT IAN if they were a darker gunmetal colour.

Well bought though man. It sounds like a flat turning peach. Looking forward to further JAGACTION.

Loads of leapers round here these days which is GOOD NEWS.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:40 PM

They remind me of giant minilites(ish) which is a good thing too.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:41 PM

Nice. seen a few with those wheels on so I think they are standard but maybe an option when new.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:00 PM

Fucking hell hooli , u woz only 2 miles from me and 1  mile from Gigglepin !  

 

I had no idea! I grew up in West Sussex so I was in disguise in case I saw anyone I knew lol.







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