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by richmond
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Tales from your working life. (Nothing to do with cars maybe)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Tales from your working life. (Nothing to do with cars maybe)

After the Berlin Airlift BEA setup a base at Templehof airport in Berlin. London based pilots would spend 2 to 5 days there flying the internal routes between Berlin and cities in West Germany. One of our captains called Jack took up with a German stewardess who was quite a few years younger than hi...
by richmond
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Any Formula 1 fans here?
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Any Formula 1 fans here?

They should take off the front and rear aerofoils and get back to driving cars and not upside-down aircraft.
by richmond
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: XE advert on LBC
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: XE advert on LBC

The first turbo car I remember seeing was an early Saab turbo model and it's numberplate was TU13BO. It was close to Oxford.
by richmond
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Service intervals with low mileage vehicle
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Service intervals with low mileage vehicle

My XE was three years old in July and a third service is being flagged up. My last service was last August mileage 13260.My present mileage is 19000, is a service absolutely essential or can I afford to wait another 3000 miles. i carry out the usual checks weekly- oil pressure etc.have experienced ...
by richmond
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Any Formula 1 fans here?
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Any Formula 1 fans here?

I agree that F1 can so often be a procession with passing near impossible, such as today at the Singapore race where the only excitement was where an idiotic Perez decided to deliberately smash his car into others to clear the way. Why race at circuits where you can't pass because of the design of t...
by richmond
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What Makes a Motorway a Motorway?
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: What Makes a Motorway a Motorway?

I think the M32 roundabout near Bristol at the junction with the M4 is still technically motorway, and it has some traffic lights as well. There's probably several of this sort of junction motorway roundabout.
by richmond
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Those little touches!
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Those little touches!

I find it quite funny when the satnav gives directions it says "Please". As in "please turn left". I have never heard that in any other satnav. Is that because Jaguar want to sound more genteel? :-) I smiled at that when I first heard it, now it just irritates me. Also it could lead to mistakes if ...
by richmond
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: New Owner

Welcome to the forum Gaspode. The best thing about owning an XE is the pleasure of driving it as it is a real drivers car when pushed a bit, but it also doubles as a family car when full of people and things which you just have to transport at times. Ignore all the moans and whinges about things tha...
by richmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What Makes a Motorway a Motorway?
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: What Makes a Motorway a Motorway?

What makes it a motorway is a sign saying that it is and that motorway regulations apply. So it is because it says it is!
by richmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1207

Re: Workshop Manual

There's a number of these on Ebay but they're all for the 2 litre diesel versions only, although I think I saw one for the 3 litre V6 as well.

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