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by ChrisGB
Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Surprising news from the BBC
Replies: 49
Views: 3763

Re: Surprising news from the BBC

BRC wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:42 pm
I've long believed the BBC is no more than an audio/visual version of the Guardian newspaper. Both are utter tripe that lost touch with reality years ago. As for their appalling coverage of the virus then surely they should be bought to task and disbanded forthwith.
Nailed it^
by ChrisGB
Thu May 07, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Attention all you with keyless entry!
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Attention all you with keyless entry!

A steel key safe or even a steel biscuit tin are completely effective ways to store you keys indoors. Unlike a hinged pouch, it won't wear out and start to leak radio waves. You can test the effectiveness of the chosen receptacle by putting your key in it and taking it up to the car. If it still unl...
by ChrisGB
Sat May 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances
Replies: 72
Views: 5692

Re: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances

Nuttyspark wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 pm
I have over a thousand songs on my USB so I've arranged them in folders just to make life a bit easier. They are arranged by artist and then when the artist is selected it displays the albums by that artist!

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Neat idea, I'm stealing that :D
by ChrisGB
Sat May 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances
Replies: 72
Views: 5692

Re: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances

Vespa wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Bad to the bone...
There's a track to get you into speed limit breaking behaviour if ever I heard one!

And speaking of things music, the XE's incessantly rattling doors and the inability of my supplying dealer to permanently fix them. King Tubby repeatedly and regularly ruined :(
by ChrisGB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances
Replies: 72
Views: 5692

Re: Jaguar XE Minor Quirks and Annoyances

I don't like the rear seat fold release knobs. They are difficult to see when you're loading the boot, and easy to knock out of their brackets as you try to stuff in that fat suitcase. My 1993 Cavalier V6 "second car" (which is still running well at 114,000 miles) has buttons inset into the top of ...
by ChrisGB
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: ECU remapping
Replies: 29
Views: 4764

Re: ECU remapping

All I will get is a bit more oomph, then eventually when I get used to that I will want even more. :D This is called the human condition I think. My last fun car had a similar power to weight ratio to the project 8 and was violently accelerative when provoked. Rear wheel drive, short wheelbase, no ...
by ChrisGB
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: ECU remapping
Replies: 29
Views: 4764

Re: ECU remapping

Apart from applying adjustments to fully programmable ECU modules, the only remapping I've had done was on a Skoda Fabia VRS diesel. It was a full bespoke remap with a nice flat plateaux of torque limited to 400Nm to preserve the dual mass flywheel and a linear throttle response to make the car more...
by ChrisGB
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Main Jaguar XE chat
Topic: Car got stolen last night (not keyless)
Replies: 65
Views: 5147

Re: Car got stolen last night (not keyless)

Thank you. This has definitely been a lesson for me. I will be making sure to get the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser fitted to my next car. For those that don't know, it's essentially a pin code to drive based on a button combination (e.g. on steering wheel). It's universally £400 including install wh...
by ChrisGB
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: No longer able to do certain jobs on cars.
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: No longer able to do certain jobs on cars.

Hi. I remember Sparkrite I had several of their car alarms on my cars back in the day. They were in Birmingham and had a factory shop. They even did kits for the electronic hobyist. I was doing my electronic course at the time and purchased a Contactless Ignition System for my Triumph Dolomite in k...
by ChrisGB
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?
Replies: 73
Views: 5981

Re: What are you up to today with the car or whatever?

I'm having a weird time being self employed and unable to work. For the first time in 20 years I find myself with time on my hands but unable to do much to occupy it. I've a list of DIY to do (DIY = Don't Involve Yourself in case anyone is suffering from acronym overload) but as shopping for DIY stu...