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Old 13-02-2018, 11:06 PM   #11
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Oh that looks mint!
Best colour combo too.

Looking forward to the updates
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Old 13-02-2018, 11:09 PM   #12
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Next was a little interior upgrade!

For some reason Jaguar decided to fill the interior with lovely walnut now this is great.

However for some reason they fitted a Pine coloured gearknob!!


Old one on the left lol (new one on the right)






much better if you ask me!
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Old 13-02-2018, 11:16 PM   #13
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Next up.

She had developed a peculiar squeaking sound when going over bumps!

this is down to worn bushes in the bottom of the shock absorber assembly.


Lift 'er up!






Next up scrape the Grease off the spring and try to identify the coloured bots.



Red and white signifies "comfort suspension" so i went on the hunt for a new shocker assembly.

Here's the New'ish part.


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Old 13-02-2018, 11:21 PM   #14
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To remove this assembly.

first go in the boot and remove all internal trim, this is especially necessary if your replacing both.

Once everythings out the way you will be greeted with four 13mm bolts, i recommend you use a ratchet spanner to remove them






Next up get yourself a 19mm socket a 2ft breaker bar and attack the lower "main" shocker bolt.





Old unit off doesn't look very clever does it!!





the long bolt is tightened into a cast alloy control arm so be careful

The bolt is very long, clean up the threads with a wire wheel and set it aside where you won't lose it.






Next fit the new assembly, you must grow another set of arms for this bit!!

Like i said above the "main bolt" is tightened into a Cast alloy control arm so its important you thread it in by hand as far as possible to lessen the possibility of cross threading.

Torque specs are scarce, so don't over tighten it!


The top mount bolts have nylocks in them, again don't go nuts tightening them up.

After all this.

put the trim back in and have a cold drink

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The wheel was disgusting!

so in true Detailing world fashion i had a go cleaning them!






Now nice and shiny!




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Old 13-02-2018, 11:39 PM   #16
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Next up was a wash and polish.

#1 she was washed with Autoglym shampoo

#2 Claybarred

#3 polished "thanks to detailing world" with meguires ultimate compound

#4 2 coats of autoglym SRP

#5 2 coats of HD wax












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Next up a new thermostat!

Jaguar used spring clips on everything, as a result in tight spaces you end up destroying your hands trying to get them off!

Here;s the new stat





The old one leaked very badly and it was stuck open, this didn't allow the engine to get upto temp.





And it had ally corrosion dusted everywhere!




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Next Up another cosmetic enhancement.

The leaper!

Bonnet before!





Bonnet after being fitted.

Again its a marmite thing but i like it!


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