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#1612226 - 27/11/2017 10:01 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Frogthedog]
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Sounds more than purposeful on normal and awesome on full-fat, great job bandit xmas
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#1612231 - 27/11/2017 10:27 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Sounds fantastic Jim. Lovely rasp and bite on V open. Video was a bit short mate.... More needed and a drive by...
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#1612246 - 27/11/2017 14:14 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Jim, that sounds brilliant! thumb

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#1612317 - 28/11/2017 13:30 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Great improvement!

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#1612345 - 28/11/2017 19:35 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Now that is a lovely sound, but how will it contend with your string backed driving gloves and pipe? hehe

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#1612360 - 28/11/2017 21:41 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Come on Jim. We want more video !!

driving shout
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#1612362 - 28/11/2017 22:51 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I'll try to take some more in the next few days, but we're a man down at work and the Panda is having work done then vinyl put on, so the Jaaaaaaaaag is not getting much attention!


Edited by Jim_Clennell (28/11/2017 22:52)
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#1612375 - 29/11/2017 10:33 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Sounds lovely Jim. More videos required though.

I too had a less than brilliant customer journey with Prospeed, however the exhaust they built for my coupe is fantastic.

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#1612390 - 29/11/2017 19:43 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Thanks for the comments - I keep persuading anyone within a wide radius to come and listen! Actually, anyone within a pretty wide radius gets to hear it anyway...

Interesting that you had a difficult customer experience, Morrison.

I have no problem at all with Charlie's work - he's done a terrific job, which alone justifies Gripped's recommendation and I'm very grateful for that - cheers, Toby!

My fear is that Charlie is - for whatever reason(s) not running his business or managing his workload well. He is clearly stressed out and his communications are terrible. I'm told he is sometimes sleeping at his unit, which sounds like someone with a zero work-life balance. The bottom line is that although it was a pretty tedious experience for us, we ended up worried for Charlie, his reputation and his business.

Hopefully, he can turn it around and generate more customers who are happy with the whole journey!
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#1614100 - 06/01/2018 11:46 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Did I mention that we were going to subtley alter the paintwork?

Before:

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Oh, and here's a bit more noise...

See if you can spot when MrsC presses the loud button...


Edited by Jim_Clennell (12/01/2018 18:43)
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#1614101 - 06/01/2018 11:53 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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That's epic Jim. Nothing quite like a subtle addition to the paintwork. wink

As for the noise, I hear it getting quieter and more muffled at the end. Assume that's when the switch was pressed to engage all the silencers?

Good noise. Still need some drive pasts though.
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#1614117 - 06/01/2018 21:50 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I get no pics - just photobucket hosting messages, Jim
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#1614118 - 06/01/2018 21:51 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Sounds great, though
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#1614119 - 06/01/2018 23:07 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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That's weird, all the pics except the 4th one were working when I posted it...
I'll try to find an alternative hosting service.
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#1614123 - 07/01/2018 09:25 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I could see them yesterday Jim,but not now.
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#1614165 - 08/01/2018 08:10 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: magooagain]
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I can't see the pictures frown
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#1614173 - 08/01/2018 10:25 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: bezzer]
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Registered: 18/12/2005
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Loc: england
Originally Posted By bezzer
I can't see the pictures frown


I've seen them and believe me fate sometimes knows what it is doing tongue

laugh ha ha only kidding Jim. I did manage to see them somewhere, somehow and it's pretty good really. Certainly eye catching. Thank god it's a Jag though adn not a coop smile
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#1614195 - 08/01/2018 19:08 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Park that in the wrong place on Bonfire Night, Jim, and you'll never find it!
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#1614197 - 08/01/2018 20:08 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I'm looking into using Google drive as a host, but it may take a while as the tiny window I had to do this has now closed!
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#1614239 - 09/01/2018 13:36 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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You have my intrest Jim.... I have been looking at oldish jags for when I am a fiat down... I would love the S type r... but thats a bill waiting to happen so have been looking again at the Xj8 but the S type v8 is so very very cheep.

You got any more photos of yours as I am liking what I see, if its not to rude as well, what did you pick it up for?
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#1614247 - 09/01/2018 14:40 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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If you have a little more in the budget, the the 4.2 V8 is more desirable mainly because the ZF gearbox is a lot better than the Ford one. Also the dash is more old-school Jaguar-like. However, they are not that common. The V6 was the bigger seller before the diesel came along. Both gearboxes need regular oil changes though.

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#1614252 - 09/01/2018 15:16 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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so avoid the 4ltr? go for the 4.2?
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#1614253 - 09/01/2018 15:25 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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The 4.2 is quite a bit better but not much more money these days smile The Ford gearbox takes the edge of the 4.0's performance and seems to fail more frequently. It is barely faster than the early 3.0 V6 manuals. The later V6s are a bit slower but more economical. The 3.0 V6 with the Ford box is terrible imho. If V6, then manual or ZF auto (2002.5 facelift model from around Jan 2002 onwards).

Used, the 4.2 n/a must be the best buy.

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#1614254 - 09/01/2018 15:32 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Thanks Neil, good info there, there is a 4.2 local to me, im thinking i may look it up
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#1614256 - 09/01/2018 15:45 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Apart from the obvious, check for a jerky gearbox, the windows work, door locks work, heater goes hot and cold, clonking from the suspension (which might be just the drop links) and rusting sills under the plastic covers. They are solid cars but do often suffer from niggling faults which might cost a lot in parts. Some of the jobs are fiddly so cheaper used parts that also fail a short time later might be frustrating.

Is there a link to the car near you?

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#1614257 - 09/01/2018 16:31 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/03-JAGUAR-S-TYPE-4-2-V8-SE-AUTO-FSH-LONG-MOT-SUPERB-XJ/322954879562?hash=item4b319c624a:g:yskAAOSw9Z1aVAbk
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#1614258 - 09/01/2018 16:52 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Certainly looks worth popping over to see. The steering wheel and driver's seat look well worn though for 130k frown

No lumbar support. Was an option and many found that they should have ordered it. Check.

XENON HEADLIGHTS? They look like std halogens that have gone a bit dull. I would check the rest of the spec. Premium sound had a subwoofer and amp under the parcel shelf, etc. and I think labeled Alpine.

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#1614259 - 09/01/2018 17:00 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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I did note that, and the xenon headlights, some one got happy with the features option I think.....
Just took a look at the mot history and maybe ill skip it, the add paints a very different picture to the car which seems to have corrosion issues and needs brake lines.

2006's list that dont really look like they were addressed

Reason(s) for failure
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (3.4.1c)
Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated (3.6.G.2)
Offside Front Braking system leaking brake pipe (3.6.A.1)
Brake hydraulic reservoir fluid level below minimum level (3.6.G.1b)
Nearside Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b)
Nearside Rear position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive (7.3.D.3)
Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded outer sill area (2.4.A.3)
Offside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Service brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Advisory notice item(s)
Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded both sides (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Inner Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Rear brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
e.m.l on
Nearside Rear Radius arm ball joint dust cover deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Rear Radius arm ball joint dust cover deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Rear Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
brake test not done due to brake fluid leak
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#1614260 - 09/01/2018 17:12 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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It has failed its MOT quite often for a "well-maintained" car! Probably an unloved workhorse. There will be others smile

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#1614261 - 09/01/2018 17:36 Re: Ropey 4.0 V8 Jag? What could possibly, etc... [Re: Jim_Clennell]
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Yeh, I have gone though a few I thought were worth while, some people are incredibly disingenuous about state of cars. There was an Xk8 local, add shows full mot, it was tested a few weeks back and failed and has hols in the floor!
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