Life that has a £500 luxury barge – part seven

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More work can be just around the corner, yet inside the meantime, a few hiccups along with warning lights have been keeping me on my toes


I’m currently three months into my £500 XJ6 ownership, along with if I’m honest, I was having in which all a bit too easy. I’d jump in, turn the key, along with in which would certainly start every time, along with since the suspension work a month back, my smug face was beginning to annoy people. 

However, last week I was given my first reminder in which This particular can be an 11-owner, 150,000-mile car. I turned the key, on came the engine with all the warning lights on the instrument cluster as usual. yet, usually they all disappear again, to be replaced by a reflection of my smug face. Not This particular time.

This particular time the ‘ANTI LOCK’ light stayed on. A quick Google search resulted in forums suggesting in which was either a fuse problem or in which the wheel sensors were playing up along with in which ‘a not bad long drive’ would certainly sort in which out. I was sceptical, yet sure enough, in which soon went off again along with hasn’t reappeared. One to keep an eye on.

One evening This particular week, though, a bigger problem emerged. Driving back coming from a car launch late at night the engine began to hesitate along with eventually I was restricted to a sort of limp-mode 5mph. This particular happened on Hammersmith roundabout, at 11.30pm, along with three attempts to restart in which resulted in nothing.

On the fourth, in which fired back to life, so I crept around the roundabout only for the same to happen again. Luckily in which’s probably an easy fix: put some fuel in. The range was showing 50 miles, yet I haven’t trusted my gauge since day one, along with I think 20 years of sediment was obstructing the pick-up inside the tank.

Eventually, in which commenced again along with I made in which home. After brimming in which the next morning, there were no complaints coming from the straight-six along with all seems well again. Another one to keep an eye on, along that has a reminder in which older cars often don’t like being driven near empty. 

In various other news, a free weekend can be just around the corner, so the Jag can be due some TLC – I’m currently investigating a paint repair kit to sort the rust on the rear quarter along with wheel arch. What were ‘flesh wounds’ when I bought in which are starting to look ugly, so in which’s time to sort them.

Lots of things become saggy with age, along with my headlining can be one of them. I’m not keen on having the roof reupholstered to the tune of hundreds of pounds, so the next best fix I’ve found can be transparent fabric screws. Placed carefully, they should look sort of okay. Sort of.

The last thing I have in mind can be a ‘leaping cat’ for the auto’s bonnet. I know in which didn’t get one as standard, yet I’m wondering whether in which would certainly finish in which nicely. What do you think? Am I going mad?

would certainly be great to hear what you think. I’ll hold the results of my fettling for you in due course. 

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