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by MalcolmT
Sun May 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Wiper danger
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: Wiper danger

An update I went the insurance route. Screen replaced by Autoglass for a £75 glass excess. The insurance company (AXA) say it will have no effect on my premium or NCD. I had a word with my dealer, and they say they don't use the service position when replacing wiper blades, because of this problem. ...
by MalcolmT
Sun May 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Write offs being sold repaired
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Write offs being sold repaired

There's a big difference between a write-off as being uneconomic to repair, and a write-off as being unsafe. I believe these are different categories. I used to work for Ford many years ago, and the attitude there was that id the chassis was deformed, it was NOT repairable. That's however small. On ...
by MalcolmT
Wed May 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norn Iron
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Hello from Norn Iron

And welcome
by MalcolmT
Wed May 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norn Iron
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Hello from Norn Iron

Looks lovely.
Hurst's are the only main dealer here, and so far they've been faultless.
by MalcolmT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Wiper danger
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Wiper danger

Hi all. Discovered a new problem today. I decided to replace my wiper blades today. After a bit of faffing about, I managed to get the wipers into the service position as per the handbook. I had Bosch replacements as bought in Halfords. Changed the driver side with no problem, and was busy on the pa...
by MalcolmT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons

The law allows up to 10% over.
My point is that automatic speed limiters will presumably limit the INDICATED (speedo) speed to the limit.
So, on a motorway, I'd be limited to about 65 m.p.h.
by MalcolmT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Has anyone noticed?
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: Has anyone noticed?

I haven't managed to make my 180D drift.
The road-holding is superb.
Even twisty roads.
Just drop down a cog on the paddle, and GENTLE power.
Goes round corners as if on rails.
And yes, I did learn drifting
I got taught to steer on the throttle round motorway semicircles at junctions.
by MalcolmT
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons

And the speed indicated by my speedometer is about 10% over consistently.
I'm reading from my dashcam and my Satnav
Both say 70 when the speedo shows 75-76.
They're both GPS based, so I believe them.
And this seems to fit with roadside speed indicators.
by MalcolmT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Speed Limits for Environmental Reasons

Presumably the speed would be limited to what the car thinks the limit is.
The number of times my XE gets it wrong!
by MalcolmT
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Has anyone noticed?
Replies: 36
Views: 3007

Re: Has anyone noticed?

I have the 180D, and am an OAP.
I tried ECO mode once.
That was enough

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