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  1. If I didn't have the jaag or land rover... Wood. 2 is pushing it but 3 beautiful British cars from that special* era is over the red line. Looks sharp, well shitted.
  2. Mine doesn't have parking sensors. It does have lots of faint 'rub' marks on the bumper paint instead. I bought a mop and all the gear and even all that has sat on a shelf unused. What doesn't help at the moment is the garden exploding out of control with life every week, stealing any spare minutes I have!
  3. Thanks for reading. What with the current world wide pandemic, the emergence of lots of work and with no time to complete anything, the Jag is rarely being used which is GR8 as it keeps the mileage down. Plus it's well due a service and all the bits are in the shed ready to go. Finding the time when it's not raining is difficult. It's being used once a week for local runs which is keeping the battery alive and I reckon the front shocks are knackered because the tell tale irregular wear is showing on the front tyres, I can thank London for finishing those off! Excellent car to just get in
  4. If you fed a dog bananas and glitter for 2 days, it would produce this dreamy colour...
  5. I reckon they've got the stance on this just right. Wuud. Wait....
  6. For some reason, this reminds me of an old cartoon where a character saws a circle in the floor and then falls through it. But I guess it does take all sorts to make a world and life is busy. Having worked on air springs I understand how it could go wrong so easily and with terrible consequences, so if you are thinking of repairing your saggy motor car then just spend a few minutes covering how you intend to do it. https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/air-suspension-systems-on-vehicles.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_term=alert-1&
  7. Been purchasing sacrifices to throw at the Jaag godz. This includes all the other door locks. The drivers lock has decided to break again and not unlock after auto locking, meaning I have to open the window and unlock with the key to get out! This looks chav and is a bleedin nuisance. What else... window regulator to replace the wrong one fitted in the drivers door (suspect someone has stuffed a later type in there), the rear window regulator repair kit (O/S/R is now permanently off the runner), front suspension bushes, Genuine Jaag big service stuff and two goodyears for the back being put on
  8. Something has adjusted whilst testing the car when driving around the estate. Max I used to get was 31 or 32 empeegees at a push. It actually went to 40.1 but I was rolling without the gas down, so it's discounted. Of course, this good display of performance will promptly be followed a massive catastrophic explosion of some kind, one of which no-one would have ever heard of and will consume millions in parts darts without even the slightest hint of it being fixed.
  9. The vehicle has now successfully completed it's London commuting which has put it through it's paces given that those roads are absolute dog shite in places. 140 miles a day, 5 days a week and for 5 weeks. It has developed two issues over those few thousand miles. One is that the coolant has started to leak from the underside of the header tank, could be split, looks like pipe connection though, bit of a sod to get too though without removing stuff. Lots of sweating joints on this cooling system shown by the pink coolant deposits so an overhaul needs to be performed in general but the header n
  10. FINALLY FECKIN WOSHED IT!!! From hardly using it and cleaning twice a week to nothing when lockdown hit. Then I got work and it's doing 140 miles a day and getting destroyed in that Lundun taan M8. Found a hose at this disused diesel storage yard that had a water supply! Washed it yesterday and it took ages. Vacuumed it out too for the first time. Found no treasure.
  11. No, it's all the brake fluid coming up out of the reservoir. I had all the linkages apart and cleaned/ lubed it all up. It was all pretty good. Tried to rebuild the master cylinder but was a cnut to dismantle and left it, so I want a replacement to fit so I don't disable the car. Brakes work fine* during normal operation. Isn't there a swap with the 5 series gear?
  12. Yeah, I won't be forgetting the starter swap job for a long time. Done it with conventional spanners but you're working totally blind. I managed to buy a reconditioned one and it came labelled up as 'rare unit'. I still have the old unit, need all the spares I can get for it. The car is currently in the sin bin whilst it is throwing up it's brake fluid which I haven't even looked into yet. All I can think is that any stored pressure from the engine running is somehow letting into the reservoir slowly whilst it sits. Looks to happen over 3 days of sitting after running. Fully expecting it
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