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by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Alloy Corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Alloy Corrosion

Yes, I think you should take it to the dealer. If just one was corroding it could be put down to stone chips allowing water to get under the clear coat and start the corrosion. If it's all four then it looks like they weren't finished properly at manufacture. They might offer to replace them under w...
by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Now and then, such a fool, such as i
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Now and then, such a fool, such as i

(Sorry) partly homage to Elvis,42 in age and years since he passed and secondly.. The button/ switch to activate the rear window de-mist?? I thought I haven’t needed it yet ( had car a month) but as autumn is upon us, I’d better find out where the devil it is! Searched all the knobs, bells, buttons...
by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: USB connection to the phone cradle
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: USB connection to the phone cradle

I seem to recall others have run the cable from the USB socket backwards under the arm rest hinge then run it forwards to the cradle.
The sides of the console are flexible enough to tuck the cable underneath where it meets the carpet.
Saves having to remove it.
by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Air Con Servicing
Replies: 17
Views: 1000

Re: Air Con Servicing

I think the issues with earlier XE's and more recent stories about what appeared to be required servicing have caused a lot of scepticism with regards to the air con systems. The flurry of faults amongst earlier cars seem to have dried up but a lot of us still remember the attempted "con" of saying ...
by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase

Mike Rometer wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:56 am
I agree maybe splitting hairs, just thought it might raise a short discussion.
Well, I tried but you disagreed with my thoughts so the "discussion" appears to have ended................. :lol:
by PhilB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase

It might be splitting hairs a bit as regards what constitutes a "breakdown". If the car can't be driven normally, as in just carry on as usual then I think it's broken down as it needs attention as the driver can't fix it. As the book says with an amber engine management light "qualified assistance ...
by PhilB
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: Broken down within 24hrs of purchase

I agree - my warning of wrong quality came up after Jag dealer had topped it up. They said it was probably overfull, drained it and reset sensors and it's fine now. However if that was the fault it would have said that in the dash and not just come on with an engine light I would have thought. My t...
by PhilB
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Wider front Tyres for 19inch Venoms
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Wider front Tyres for 19inch Venoms

I don't understand the issue with the spare being a problem with different wheels.
All XE wheels have the same rolling diameter/circumference and the spare matches that so its ok for any wheel from 17" up to 20".
by PhilB
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Warning of BT scam
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Warning of BT scam

I used to get the "your broadband is going to be switched off" calls quite often. Then it switched to a computerised voice which of course gave you an option of pressing a number to talk about it. It just took you to the scammers who want you to log into your computer and download a link they provid...
by PhilB
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Engine mount replacement?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Engine mount replacement?

If the mounts have failed then most people on here have had it done by a dealer. Bear in mind they can also fail due to the vacuum pipe that runs them becoming detached which could be an easy fix yourself. There's a long topic about these and a member from Poland has replaced his so it might be wort...

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