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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #75 on: 04 June 2017, 22:39:11 »

I would also recommend Tayna for batteries. Don't think you can get a decent battery cheaper. :y
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #76 on: 05 June 2017, 08:16:05 »

I would also recommend Tayna for batteries. Don't think you can get a decent battery cheaper. :y

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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #77 on: 05 June 2017, 08:49:05 »

Price of motor looks scary  :'(

I'd pull it first and see what part numbers are on it. JLR are buggers for the common parts bin. You may be pleasantly surprised that it's shared with something older/cheaper like an xf, or even discovery.
He really shouldn't start pulling his jag to bits. Mr DTM, on the other hand, would love to work on something a bit more modern than an omega, I'm sure.  :)

Don't give him ideas, I already have an Astra on the drive in need of major service with cambelt and an Omega to que up.

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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #78 on: 05 June 2017, 09:42:50 »

...it was just the 200 for a new one, I wanted to cover all bases first ;D

200!  :o  What size battery is that?  ::)

Or is it something like this with a Jag sticker slapped on it?  ;)  ::)
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #79 on: 05 June 2017, 10:02:26 »

Try Halfords for a battery, with trade card, might be a deal
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #80 on: 05 June 2017, 13:38:25 »

...it was just the 200 for a new one, I wanted to cover all bases first ;D

200!  :o  What size battery is that?  ::)

Or is it something like this with a Jag sticker slapped on it?  ;)  ::)

I'd need to check but I think my battery is 96AH.........and then there is the second motorcycle sized battery, much as with the CLS 500 I owned.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #81 on: 05 June 2017, 13:50:48 »

Was that 200 for the battery, not the wing mirror?  :o
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #82 on: 05 June 2017, 13:59:12 »

Was that 200 for the battery, not the wing mirror?  :o

Didn't you know that Jaguar batteries are gold plated Tunnie?  ;D

I'm very cynical about branded batteries, and the one I linked to above is what I bought for my BMW 530d nearly a year ago. 50 with a 4 year warranty!  :y

Not saying that it's suitable for TB's Jag, just a good example of what's out there. :)
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #83 on: 05 June 2017, 14:22:50 »

Just went on ECP, ranges from 130-280  :o

Pricey ones being Exide vs Lion? Also just checked my reg out of interest for the VW, it only specifies Exide.  :-\
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #84 on: 05 June 2017, 14:35:06 »


I'm very cynical about branded batteries, and the one I linked to above is what I bought for my BMW 530d nearly a year ago. 50 with a 4 year warranty!  :y

Not saying that it's suitable for TB's Jag, just a good example of what's out there. :)

Yes, I'd be inclined to agree. As long as it's bought from an actual business that's likely to honour the warranty I don't see an issue. Looking back at the invoice for the last Tanya battery I bought, it was a similar no brand you've ever heard of but had a higher rating than other options and had a 4yr guarantee.

Previously I'd bought branded batteries because I knew I was going to sell the car imminently and I think, along with tyre brands, is something people look at as an indication of how well the car's been maintained.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #85 on: 05 June 2017, 15:49:51 »

I had random codes attributable to voltage swings on the BMW (it actually reports voltage swings in the ECUs, though, being German and all).. all advice said to replace the battery.

I did so. And then one new alternator regulator later the codes actually went away.... ;)
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #86 on: 05 June 2017, 17:51:41 »

That said, mine will be nearer the 60mark. Have you checked Tayna Batteries? They're showing a Bosch (5yr guarantee) that will fit yours for 110. I've always had good service from them  :y
Thanks for the recommendation (and others who recommended) - I had looked them up a few weeks ago after I read a link on a jag forum, but wanted a recommendation from someone else who I felt I knew better than a one off post on a forum I don't frequent much :y
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #87 on: 05 June 2017, 17:53:53 »

Price of motor looks scary  :'(

I'd pull it first and see what part numbers are on it. JLR are buggers for the common parts bin. You may be pleasantly surprised that it's shared with something older/cheaper like an xf, or even discovery.
He really shouldn't start pulling his jag to bits. Mr DTM, on the other hand, would love to work on something a bit more modern than an omega, I'm sure.  :)

Don't give him ideas, I already have an Astra on the drive in need of major service with cambelt and an Omega to que up.

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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #88 on: 05 June 2017, 17:55:40 »

Try Halfords for a battery, with trade card, might be a deal
I already had. I quite like Halfords for the "go in, pay, and have the thing in your hands", as I get seriously pissed off with all these online sellers who never actually stock anything, despite their claims, so you end up waiting weeks and constantly chasing them.

145 trade IIRC, for Halfords own brand (nothing else offered)
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #89 on: 05 June 2017, 17:58:33 »

Was that 200 for the battery, not the wing mirror?  :o
Apparently, the wing mirrors are horrific prices (mind you, Elite ones weren't far of 1k :o), 200 won't even buy the glass if you have autodimming (most do) and blind spot monitoring (optional, but mine has it).
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