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Jaguar XJ-Series, Sedan
Sep 10, 2001 (7:04 pm)
Don't know if you're still in the market for an extended warranty, but if you are, here's some info:
I've learned from quite a few "upscale" car dealers that Warrantech (Repairmasters) offers the best warranty called Ultimate 2000. It's bumper to bumper, with an exclusionary list of items such as brake pads,rotors, lights, things that wear out. This is the only one my Jaguar dealer sells.
I've also learned this warranty is offered at different prices depending on who's quoting you.
My jaguar dealer quoted us a price of $1959 for a 5 year/100,000 Utimate 2000 coverage on our Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd with 44,000 miles. I bought the same warranty for $1646 from another classic car dealer. This dealer also quoted me a price $900 cheaper for my jaguar. (My jaguar warranty doesn't expire until March 2002, so I'm waiting).
Warrantech requires that the car is under 4 years old and has not more than 60,000 miles.
I'm in Atlanta. If you'd like the name of the dealer I bought it from, please let me know. I might try calling a few other places for quotes on this particular warranty to see if I can get it cheaper before March.
Hope this helps!
#752 of 2806 Christchurch-P.S.
Sep 10, 2001 (7:05 pm)
Forgot to mention, this was for $0 deductible.
Sep 11, 2001 (2:45 pm)
Well, here we go...
I need new tires for my 96 XJ6 (75K). The OE Pirelli P4000s are an astounding $229 at NTB and $155 plus shipping at Tire Rack.
Opinions, please, about:
Yokohama AVS dB
Michelin Pilot XGT Z4
Dunlop SP5000 Symmetrical
Dave in Atlanta
#754 of 2806 engine surge
Sep 13, 2001 (10:20 am)
My 95 vdp has developed an intermittent engine surge between 50 and 60 mph. It is very smooth below 50, above 60, and during acceleration. The service manager at the local JAG dealer says it is caused by the torque converter locking and unlocking in response to throttle position between 50-60 mph. He says JAGUAR is aware of this problem and their recommended fix is to replace the rear springs and shocks.
Has anyone else had this problem? The torque converter lockup sounds reasonable but replacing rear springs and shocks doesn't seem like the proper solution.
#755 of 2806 Kevin and Maintenance
Sep 13, 2001 (12:24 pm)
I have a 1995 XJ6 and there are a couple of places to get help for maintenance. I purchased a factory manual reprint from a guy on e-bay for $300. It's not too bad but it does leave some things to be desired. I have found the best bet is to subscribe to alldatadiy.com. It costs $24.95 per year and is worth EVERY penny. All the diagrams and instructions and directly out of a factory Jaguar manual. In fact I noticed that in the manual I got some torque specs are not listed but I was able to get them off of Alldata. Alldata also has TSBs or "Technical Service Bulletins". These are great in assisting in diagnosis. In fact I purchased an EGR upgrade kit from the dealer but had no idea how to install it. After questioning the guys at my local Jag dealer service department they FINALLY brought out an instruction sheet but would not make me a copy telling me instead to let them do it when I had my oil changed next. Well I change my own oil so that wouldn't work. I noticed on the bottom of the sheet they were showing me there was a date and it said TSB. So when I got home I went on Alldata and searched the date under TSBs and sure enough I found the exact instructions they were showing me. Bottom line: GET ALLDATA. It is cheap and very valuable.
#756 of 2806 Bill and Shocks
Sep 13, 2001 (12:44 pm)
Well I decided to order the Boges from Coventry West for my '95 X300 but when I got them they were Biltsteins. I called them up and after a lot of research they told me my car came with Bilsteins instead of Boges. Not knowing who to believe now (since they originally told me my car came with Boges and the Bilsteins would ride too rough) I decided to install the Bilsteins. Installing the rear shocks on a X300 is a pain in the A**!!!!!!!!!! One of the shocks was frozen on so we had to cut the bolt. The ABS sensor on one side was frozen into the hub (actually appeared glued in) which we ended up breaking into pieces to get out. But sure enough the original shocks were Bilsteins. The car now rides great. The ABS sensor set off all kinds of warning lights so I ordered a used one from Coventry West for $95. My local dealer wanted $305 for a new one. If I had known how expensive it was I would have taken out the rear seat and undone the wire from the harness to give me slack to move the hub out of the way. Oh well. Live and learn.
Sep 13, 2001 (7:06 pm)
Wait a second...
Your car has a surge, right? OK.
And they say you need NEW SPRINGS TO FIX IT?
Hmm, that's like saying that a new radiator will fix a broken cigarette lighter.
Total Bull..poop. Where you located? I may know of a decent shop there!
That being said, X300s do have a problem with sagging shocks.
Sep 13, 2001 (7:08 pm)
That is a swine of a job to do...
Ya know.. After you posted I made a call. Was the older cars with the Boges I think.
Mine has Bilsteins too I found out!
Sep 13, 2001 (7:09 pm)
Look at the P6000 Sport Veloces...
But, more importantly..
How do you drive? Like a madman (me) or is a smoothest possible ride more important?
Drive in the snow?