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 71 
 on: Yesterday at 14:47:21 
Started by raywilb - Last post by TheBoy
Due to all sorts of reasons, its best not to buy too much petrol for the mower.  And keep most of it in a petrol can, sealed.

Thats on top of other suggestions :)

 72 
 on: Yesterday at 14:45:16 
Started by tunnie - Last post by TheBoy
Pressure tester in Brackley, not had chance yet.
Well, not worth writing off the car if its a 2 seal ;)

Which 2 seal?  :-\
The one its leaking from.

 73 
 on: Yesterday at 14:44:14 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by TheBoy
Anyone recommend a 5l petrol can?

I'm cheesed off with the cheap shite, which invariable leaks, either with the cap on, or when using the spout. It seems none of the plastic ones have proper seals now, and as I'm sure you can imagine, I get nervous about escaping petrol fumes in the garage.

I know metal is the answer for better quality/seals, but I don't want a 10l can due to size.  TBH, 5l is more than enough to keep my lawnmower and generator watered for 2-3 years.

 74 
 on: Yesterday at 14:42:34 
Started by tunnie - Last post by tunnie
Pressure tester in Brackley, not had chance yet.
Well, not worth writing off the car if its a 2 seal ;)

Which 2 seal?  :-\

 75 
 on: Yesterday at 14:40:50 
Started by tunnie - Last post by TheBoy
Pressure tester in Brackley, not had chance yet.
Well, not worth writing off the car if its a 2 seal ;)

 76 
 on: Yesterday at 14:38:47 
Started by tunnie - Last post by TheBoy
The 270bhp TDV6 is a pretty nice motor, for a tractor.  Allegedly same economy and its the same tax as the 230bhp one, so why would anyone by the lower powered one.

Cabin space is an issue in both those, which may or may not be an issue.  The XJ is a bloody long car. Do not underestimate its length if parking is tight.  I scrapped 2 opposite wheels in a city centre carpark before I went away, as it simply would not get around the ramp.

Clearly, the XJ is far better equipped as standard (if it genuinely is a Portfolio - many dealers class all Jags as Portfolios due to certain options being ticked), but is more of a detached drive than the XF.

 77 
 on: Yesterday at 14:32:36 
Started by tunnie - Last post by tunnie
Pressure tester in Brackley, not had chance yet.

 78 
 on: Yesterday at 14:29:32 
Started by Stevelaw67 - Last post by DrAndyB
You can refurbish the headlight lenses easily enough with very fine wet and dry and G3 rubbing compound.

Requires about 15 minutes elbow grease each side :y

Obviously mask the surrounding body work when  you use the wet and dry  ;)

Yep, done this a couple of times on my dads FL Desmond.  Can also pop the light off as well - Relatively easy if i recall.

 79 
 on: Yesterday at 14:28:58 
Started by tunnie - Last post by TheBoy
I think question is now, will coolant use stay consistent or will it let go big style at some point.  :-\
If it does, the leak will be even easier to spot.  Its an interesting view when *ALL* your coolant disappears in a cloud of steam in front of you when going some down the A43.  I blame that DTM fella, as he told me to take it "for a spirited drive" to do some unrelated diags on it ;D

Have you done the pressure test I said a while back? Definitely worth 30 mins of your time

 80 
 on: Yesterday at 14:24:04 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by TheBoy
Hoovered up the boot of TBE, as shreds of rubber had gone everywhere when the tyre was chucked in the boot fast, as the hard shoulder of one of the country's fastest motorways is never a great place to be.
so what's the back story then ?
I hope no one was hurt
debris in the road
or where you going that fast that the wheel melted when you braked  ;D
Spill the BEANZ  :P
Dunno full story, she was a bit shaken up, and she took my shouting at her as a sign of grumpiness rather than a way to get clear instructions to her about watching the traffic whilst I was changing the wheel on the hard shoulder.

She did say she hit some debris before we went on holiday, but all 4 tyres looked OK to me when I checked, other than the rear ones being towards the wear limit. Pressures were good earlier in the week, but to me that tyre has overheated, and I can see no punctures (but can't check inside of tyre as all the steel bands are razor sharp and hanging out.  Although she's usually good to notice if a tyre is down by its handling.

Yesterday was the first day she'd used the car for work, and from what I can glean from her, it let go dramatically as she was coming home in a hurry, outside lane of the motorway.

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