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post #101 of 124 (permalink) Old 16-04-2017, 10:22
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Then rubber tube with appropriate inner diameter to come tightly over the bulb to take it out?
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post #102 of 124 (permalink) Old 16-04-2017, 11:10 Thread Starter
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Yup. That's pretty much the plan!
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The spare interior light unit arrived today. It took a little time to strip it down to make it usable, but I managed it without breaking anything. Then it was out to the Jag.

With the original light unit removed and the modified one in its place. It was an absolute breeze swopping the bulbs for LED's.

Result!

Still got the glovebox lamp to do though.....
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I had a quick look at my average mpg today. As a result of urban driving and use of the kickdown. I've got it to under 20mpg! I'm off for a long trip tomorrow. I wonder if I can get the average above 33.2mpg?
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You gotta love the look of those beauties, haven't you?

Pretty much all the Rovers are lookers, in their own right, also in my humble opinion.

Lovely looking car. I hope you enjoy driving it as much as I like looking at it.

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Rovers have one thing that many other cars don't. That's the distinctive radiator grille As soon as you see the car. You know it's a Rover. Almost every other car is almost an 'annoybox'.

I really wanted a Rover 75 'Connie'. I like them because they're understated. However. Owners tend to hang on to them, so I had to settle for the next best thing. The X-Type Jag has been very satisfying to own thus far. The seats are a little hard, but having said that. My butt took some time getting used to the seats in the Rover 400 and 25 that I previously had.

Are X-Type Jags a viable alternative to the Rover 75 'Connie'? I'd have to say "Yes", but only to the facelift 75's.
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Well. My attempt to get the average mpg above 30 again fell flat on its face. I didn't reset the trip computer correctly. I pressed the Reset button until "Trip A Resetting" (There is also a 'Trip B') appeared and then I released the button. What I should've done was: Pressed the reset button until "Trip A Resetting" appeared and then disappeared before releasing the button. Whoops! As a result. I've got no results!
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You seem to have got a thirsty beast!
Under 20mpg!
I'm so pleased with my good old 25 and her 45,7mpg!
But it's obvious that prestige, respect & consideration are on the Jag side.
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The lowest mpg recorded was 19.6. I got it to 20.2 when I checked it when I got home. However. That was an average over a distance of roughly 500 miles. This also contains the 33mpg recorded when I first drove the Jag home when I bought it. What the Jag is actually returning is currently unknown. Now that I've found out to correctly reset the trip computer. I'll be able to give more accurate figures. At this time, the Jag is returning the mpg that is stated in the handbook (20 urban circuit. 30 open road). The extra thirst comes from blowing off BMW's and Audi's. Well. It has to be done.
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The extra thirst comes from blowing off BMW's and Audi's. Well. It has to be done.
So hats off and my warmest congratulations!
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We have a facelift x type. 3rd one since the 75 tourer we had was given to the in laws. One thing i could never understand is the complete lack of dual zone climate control across the entire range. Bizarrely, the handbook talks about it but i think that is just a cut and paste from the s type or xj handbook documents.
Unlike the facelift 75, the x facelift is a massive improvement. Imo.

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Another thing that the X-Type handbook talks about, is the rear window sun screen. Although it's manually operated (Unlike the electric one in the Rover 75), I've yet to see one fitted. The indentations for the two hooks are present on the roof lining, but nothing else. I have to wonder if it ever existed.

Apparently, Jaguar made around 500 changes for the facelift X-Type. How many were improvements are currently unknown. Some owners of the facelift Jag have commented that there were a few deletions. One deletion that pops up a lot is the 'accessory' loom in the boot is missing (The one for the phone and voice control). It appears that the CD changer is unaffected.

I've said before that I think the X-Type is a viable alternative to the Rover 75. But not the facelift Rover.
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The x type facelift in term or looks is a massive improvement imo. And the addition of the 6 speed auto to the 2.2d. People whinge about the dpf but not had any issues with it so far.

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There's someone where I work who has the facelift X-Type (He's a Manager and I'm a mere grunt. Ho ho ho!). At first glance, you wouldn't notice the difference between mine and his Jag. The differences are very subtle. Mind you. The differences you can see still ooze quality (unlike the facelift Rover 75).
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Due to the weather conditions yesterday. I went full auto with the wipers and headlights. Here are my observations......

The auto wipers are probably the most annoying thing ever fitted to the Jag. When I first bought it. The wipers were on auto. It was also a fine sunny day (Pretty strange for Feb). It had been raining though. As I drove home. I passed through some country roads with over hanging trees (There's a lot of these in Devon). The wipers would randomly wipe away the odd spot of water that fell from the trees. Although this wasn't annoying. I did find it distracting, so I switched them off.

We had light rain yesterday. Under these circumstances, I'd switch the wipers to intermittent (The frequency is selectable on the Jag). I switched to auto to see what would happen. The experiment didn't last long. Not only did the wipers go off at random. The speed of the wipe was random as well. I'd get: Slow, slow, fast, slow, fast, fast, slow, fast, etc, etc. Damm annoying! So what about the auto lights.

The auto lights are an interesting idea. Considering the number of buffoons on the road, that can't decide when to switch the lights on. Having auto lights would be a good idea.

There's a sensor in the rear view mirror that detects the level of light (This mirror also has sensors that detect liquid on the windscreen and operate the wipers. A rear view sensor operates the auto dimming mirror as well). Once the light falls below a certain level. The lights come on. Simple! Another bonus is that the lights will switch themselves off when the key is removed from the ignition. Another bonus! No more leaving the lights on (Good if you're hard of hearing and can't hear the alarm). There's one small thing that I'm not keen on though. If it's dark. As soon as you turn the key in the ignition, the lights come on. I'm not happy with the idea with the lights coming on before the engine starts. Still a good feature though.
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I know it's a different make but my fiesta St had the auto wipers. I used to find with a light dusting of rain they couldn't make up their mind what to do and went mad. With moderate rain they worked fine, and in quite heavy rain they went mad and went on fastest mode. Same as you I usually controlled mine manually as it annoyed the crap out of me.
I thought the auto headlights were OK but again never really used them much. The feature I did like was home safe where if you flicked the headlights on and off with the ignition off but key in the headlights would stay on for 30 seconds so you could walk up the drive. That's one thing I miss with the zr...
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Follow me home lights is something which can be added with some relays and wiring...
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The feature I did like was home safe where if you flicked the headlights on and off with the ignition off but key in the headlights would stay on for 30 seconds so you could walk up the drive. That's one thing I miss with the zr...
The Jag has a similar feature, but the Handbook is somewhat vague about its operation. There's a button on the key fob that activates the feature. I've yet to try it, but it appears to switch on the headlights and 'beep' the alarm. It looks like 'Where's my car in this car park' thing. If you press the button repeatedly, it activates the panic alarm. Apparently, all hell breaks loose!
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One thing I love about the Jag. That's climate control. I can select whatever temperature I want (Within the limitations of the unit) and off you go. With this weather (lovely), the air con is set to 'tilt'. Hmmmmm. Coooool.
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We had a massive thunder storm here at 3am this morning. It was like being in the middle of an artillery barrage (You've must've seen old war footage like it). I watched it for around 15 minutes. It's now a lot cooler. The upshot being; I have to reset the climate control.
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