Nooks and Crannies

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Kaikoura » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:18 am

The biggest problem with the aluminium Jaguars has been the badly protected steel subframes and bracketry underneath. Lots of problems with the F Type when it came out and Jaguar replaced a lot of components under warranty. Some owners were experiencing significant corrosion in 3 and 4 year old cars. See pictures.

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Deleted User 732 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 am

Caused by not cleaning nooks and crannies no doubt or it's a feature of the car Sir. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am

Vespa wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 am
Caused by not cleaning nooks and crannies no doubt or it's a feature of the car Sir. :lol: :lol:
It's a well-known issue with earlier F-Types.
JLR replaced the cross braces even out of warranty in most cases without any argument and in a couple after intervention of customer services.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Deleted User 732 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:05 am

That is the sort of care to expect for a premium brand, so well done Jaguar.

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:09 am

Vespa wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:05 am
That is the sort of care to expect for a premium brand, so well done Jaguar.
I think it was cost cutting to start with just having mild steel components with a blow-over of paint.
Replacements seem to be powder coated.
Mind you, I've seen threads with complaints about rust underneath on the exhaust brackets etc on three year-old + cars.
You know, things that rust anyway.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Deleted User 732 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 am

I wonder if there is an manufacturing opportunity for parts made in stainless steel that are known to rot. Surely small items like that can't be hard to make up quickly, for all makes. I watched Drew Pritchard the other day having some parts made for a rare Fiat (door handles) at £400 I think and he was chuffed as they are not obtainable anywhere. He also got the headlights refurbished for £500 as the only new ones were €1200 from Germany. There has got to be a small business for bits parts out there or maybe worth starting one/ combining one.

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by PhilB » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:26 am

I think the big step forward was galvanising bodies and parts etc.
I remember Audi making a big thing about galvanising bodies to prevent rust in the days when new cars came from the factory already rusting!
I think it can be a really good idea for parts that are on show all the time.
But then again I watched Ed China doing that frogeye Sprite last night.
Putting on those newly refurbished alu trim pieces around the cockpit and using old rusty screws............... :lol:
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Kaikoura » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:28 am

I think my XE spent it's early years life close to the sea. Quite a few steel fastenings, some brackets and the drive shafts have varying levels of rust. I don't know if this is normal or a particular sea air issue. Probably the latter as there is also an unusual amount of aluminium corrosion on the engine components given the low mileage.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Deleted User 732 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:52 am

Audi may be galvanising but VW are still making a botch as the one I bought had rust inside the bonnet and repaired it only to rust again 18 months later. Rather than change the whole bonnet they did a botch repair at their dealers in Liverpool. I bought it new in Warrington and eventually went to Wigan for servicing because I was running out of bum dealers. None did a job properly.

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