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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #90 on: 05 June 2017, 18:01:10 »


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.
In this case, I think I'd go with branded, partly because it seems car is quite fussy, but mainly because we all know an online seller will wash their hands of it after a year, telling you to post to manufacturer.  At least a branded one is liable to have reasonably local official distributors who can deal with it.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #91 on: 01 August 2017, 19:54:31 »

Central rear view mirror not on the seat memory system
Did I mention this is really irritating. Really, really irritating.

Vauxhall were miles ahead 25yrs ago.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #92 on: 01 August 2017, 19:54:52 »

The only viable solution is not let her drive it.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #93 on: 02 August 2017, 00:54:56 »

The only viable solution is not let her drive it.

Any excuse!  ;D
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #94 on: 02 August 2017, 09:38:16 »

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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Also the Halfords 3 year guarantee, is good, had a battery, of mums car 2 1/2 year old kept discharging, back to Halfords, produced the receipt, "here you go sir have a new battery".
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #95 on: 20 September 2017, 19:16:45 »

Another dislike. Actually a bloody disgraceful omission.

The clock will not automatically adjust after hour change, or drift or the mongrel oppswit dealer idiot disconnecting the battery, and not resetting the clock.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #96 on: 20 September 2017, 19:18:37 »

And did I mention the forums are shite.

2 particular queries I've posted - how to remove a doorcard was greated with "whats a doorcard" and "ask an ebay seller", and how to automatically set the clock "google it". Really? No shit Sherlock.

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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #97 on: 20 September 2017, 19:31:46 »

Oh, to add to dislikes:
The jag forums are not very helpful for anything practical

Likewise Merc forums  ..... almost any question is answered by ..... get codes read on STAR (MBs versions of TechII)

Probably because TB people, like you, who own a Jag or Merc are rich and don't need to use a forum about taking them apart  They just put them into a garage;D ;D ;)

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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #98 on: 20 September 2017, 19:38:11 »

I reckon Benzworld gives this place a run for its money ;)
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #99 on: 20 September 2017, 19:40:21 »

I reckon Benzworld gives this place a run for its money ;)
But guessing fairly useless if you don't own a MB...   ...which I won't until they can design a car properly, or my foreskin earwarmers turn up
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #100 on: 20 September 2017, 20:13:49 »

I reckon Benzworld gives this place a run for its money ;)
But guessing fairly useless if you don't own a MB...   ...which I won't until they can design a car properly, or my foreskin earwarmers turn up
All true enough. Although mine was signed off before the accounts arrived ::) Not sure I would buy anything from the current range :-\
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #101 on: 20 September 2017, 20:24:31 »

I reckon Benzworld gives this place a run for its money ;)
But guessing fairly useless if you don't own a MB...   ...which I won't until they can design a car properly, or my foreskin earwarmers turn up
All true enough. Although mine was signed off before the accounts arrived ::) Not sure I would buy anything from the current range :-\
I concur :y, you need to be looking at those designed pre 1990ish, before they lost the plot.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #102 on: 20 September 2017, 20:55:23 »

Another dislike. Actually a bloody disgraceful omission.

The clock will not automatically adjust after hour change, or drift or the mongrel oppswit dealer idiot disconnecting the battery, and not resetting the clock.

Mother T's 2014 E-Class estate is the same, I had to dive into the settings to change it.

VW did it automatically though!
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #103 on: 20 September 2017, 21:01:26 »

Another dislike. Actually a bloody disgraceful omission.

The clock will not automatically adjust after hour change, or drift or the mongrel oppswit dealer idiot disconnecting the battery, and not resetting the clock.

Mother T's 2014 E-Class estate is the same, I had to dive into the settings to change it.

VW did it automatically though!
Everything in the world can manage it (granted, we know modern Mercs are designed built by idiots, so they don't count). I'm so shocked a modern car can't do it.
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Re: A month with the big black pussy
« Reply #104 on: 21 September 2017, 22:06:01 »

Another dislike. Actually a bloody disgraceful omission.

The clock will not automatically adjust after hour change, or drift or the mongrel oppswit dealer idiot disconnecting the battery, and not resetting the clock.
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Omega clock resets once the radio gets rds signal, will also change in euroland too. How old is that technology, GM trumps again.
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