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by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:51 pm
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It's always fun when you take a car in for its first MOT in your ownership. Doubly so when you really haven't had time to check anything beyond that all the lights work. Though I did forget the fog lights. Never mind when it's on a 35 year old British motor and the test is effectively six months lat...
by Zelandeth
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:04 am
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Towards the end of the summer the oil pressure warning light stopped working on the Jag. Given that the oil pressure gauge doesn't work this was less than ideal and was not something I was willing to leave unfixed. By the standards of a V12 XJ-S it's not particularly difficult to get to at all. http...
by Zelandeth
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:52 pm
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Nobody spotted my deliberate mistake to see if you were paying attention then I see! Um...yeah...of course it was deliberate. Definitely didn't happen simply because I'm a Blithering idiot. While that capacitor came out of the drawer for the 0.22uF caps, it isn't one! It's a 0.022uF cap. D'oh! Now t...
by Zelandeth
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:14 pm
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While I used up most of my day's energy allotment trimming hedges today (the one was starting to encroach on the footway again despite having been done what felt like five minutes ago) I was determined to get at least one thing on the to do list ticked off...and sorting this on a permanent basis as ...
by Zelandeth
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:48 pm
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Decided it had been far too long since TPA had been out. Had intended to get her out last week but torrential rain ended up putting paid to that plan, mainly on account of the windscreen demister being pretty much useless. Issue is basically that because the duct is so long and narrow there just isn...
by Zelandeth
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:16 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Had the Jag out for a brief run yesterday. For the first time since I picked the car up, the heater was toasty warm the whole time...so much more pleasant. Looks so much better with decent tyres on the front too. https://i.ibb.co/Jpg6qk3/IMG-20201119-150030.jpg I know a couple of people have asked a...
by Zelandeth
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:14 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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This morning I was expecting a package to arrive. What I wasn't expecting was a PALLET to arrive. It had this cocooned on top of it (we had to de-pallet it as that was too wide to fit through the door). https://i.ibb.co/RSYFDsb/IMG-20201118-130208.jpg We only nearly died twice getting it up the stai...
by Zelandeth
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:01 am
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Back to battling with the world's most overcomplicated HVAC system in the world's most overcrowded cabin. While I know the system has some issues, I'm reluctant to go doing stuff like pulling blowers and the whole system to bits until I've seen how it behaves with air actually going through the heat...
by Zelandeth
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:53 pm
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New tyres really have transformed the car. There's definitely still a bit of a vibration from the back somewhere. First thing I'll probably do is drop back by F1 and get the rear wheels balanced (and check while on the machine that neither of the wheels/tyres is out of round) as it's a cheap, low ef...
by Zelandeth
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:49 pm
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So our starting point today... https://i.ibb.co/84jpJKk/IMG-20201112-144901.jpg With enough of the interior reassembled as to make the car reasonably drivable we went off to collect the tyres. Via an Esso fuel station to sample their Supreme+ super unleaded which I learned in the last week or two is...
by Zelandeth
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:10 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Think I may just have found a smoking gun with regards to the slight but annoying damp that seems to be getting into the Xantia (just enough to make the windows instantly steam up whenever it rains). https://i.ibb.co/5MqN7XN/IMG-20201109-133613.jpg Will pull and re-seal that tail light and see if th...
by Zelandeth
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:28 pm
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Bearing in mind that it was raining this morning, walking up to the car and finding only this by way of signs of condensation definitely seems a positive indication compared to yesterday... https://i.ibb.co/80H6Gh0/IMG-20201108-150326.jpg Footwells are bone dry save for a bit of residual damp from t...
by Zelandeth
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:29 pm
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All right...time to quit procrastinating and actually attack the to do list. Biggest urgent item is to try to stop the Jag filling up with water. This has been a pretty sunny day, it's obvious there's standing water in there. https://i.ibb.co/54s6tV4/IMG-20201107-142705.jpg While I had already pulle...
by Zelandeth
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:49 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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An old AVO multimeter and Linux Mint... way to go! I love what Mint has matured into. The days of Linux being fiddly really are gone for the most part...This had "just worked" since the day I started using it. Only faff was getting the installer to run initially - but that's down to the oddities of...
by Zelandeth
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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We've taken a brief interlude in the automotive department over the last few days as I suffered a critical loss of patience with the state my bedroom/office was in and decided that enough was enough and I needed to do something about it. As anyone who knows me will confirm...once I've decided I'm ge...