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97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

naki_k
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:13 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:Cleaning a car is often viewed as unnecessary when there are more urgent issues a foot.

I find its the best way to get know your new motor though. A thorough and detailed cleaning session, really gets you looking beyond the obvious and into the nitty gritty.

On the downside though, the 'to do' list grows more quickly if you look at the detail early on...


Pretty much that yes.
It took enough effort just to clean the visible places on this car (look at the first few pages!) Probably the dirtiest car I have bought. I was on a farm when I bought it, which likely explains the muddy arches.
As usual the manual cars always have a hard life.
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby old del boy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:08 am

Never , ever buy a ex farm car , they are nearly always given a hard life from my experience , especially round your way which stays virtually wet all winter , still good luck with it , the top side looks ok ,

Derek..
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:50 am

old del boy wrote:Never , ever buy a ex farm car , they are nearly always given a hard life from my experience , especially round your way which stays virtually wet all winter , still good luck with it , the top side looks ok ,

Derek..

well, it's bought already! I don't think it was a farm car per say, but had been stored on one for around 6 months. In Devon the lanes are muddy anyhow, regardless of where it's parked at night.
It was very challenging for the Jags, in winter where we used to live. It's not as bad here in Lincs now.
As I said many times. If you want a manual 40, factors like condition and mileage, are not things you can be picky about! Unless you have the budget to buy a top car?
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby katar83 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:46 am

naki_k wrote:
katar83 wrote:Same here Naki, I had a good poke around and the small hole in the front driver floor turned out to be a huge hole, including inner and outer sill and whole jacking point, turned into £200 welding job :)
Of course the passenger side is fine, completely opposite to the old car.


Seems to be so standard now. This terrible underseal they use, that hides rot until its really bad and the whole lot collapses. They should have used thick waxy or something more flexible that doesn't crack and hold water.

are you paying to get welding done now? Not doing it your self anymore? iIt is a big drama welding though, especially with carpet a wiring to try and keep safe from the heat. Which is exactly why it gets left until its a disaster, and no one wants to do it!


No, not doing it myself to late in the year and not that much space, I have an MOT soon so I'm taking it to my friendly garage, he will be doing the welding, I'll be sorting out parking brake and other bits and bobs.
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:40 pm

Had a spare 10 minutes for this car today. Small but satisfying quick improvement. Not even sure why one of them is half cloth (clearly weaker). The spare is off a 3.2 sport, though an earlier car. Ford may have saved 0.5p on the trim for later model?

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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:58 pm

I had not really noticed/ paid any attention to this. But again more penny pinching from Ford. Realised that not all x300 even have wood veneer trim around the window switches.
Must have been a cost option, as even some X306/ XJR have the plastic covers. :shock:
Anyhow quick simple upgrade from my spares stash. Removed the cheap plastic covers.

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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby pugboyracer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:07 pm

Any updates to this one Naki?
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:31 pm

pugboyracer wrote:Any updates to this one Naki?


Nothing meaningful currently. Besides those small trim upgrades.
After poking around last year and finding lots more small bits of hidden rust underneath, it's turned into a much bigger time requiremt to get it in the road. I could have not gone poking, but I wanted to see exactly what was there really. I would rather just know, than assume everything is fine.
Still it's dry stored in the garage, so that's one good thing at least. And being here I know it's short term future is safe at least. There can't be more than a handful of these existence I reckon.
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby pugboyracer » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:39 pm

Thanks Naki.

I agree with you, there can only be a handful of these left. I'm fascinated by the manual cars, the kind of person that would have ticked that option when new. Also, the "survivor" cars are always more interesting to me than those that have left fairly pampered lives and this car definitely seems to be a survivor!

Looking forward to updates when you have them.
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Re: 97 X300 Sport 4.0 Manual P889 NRW

Postby naki_k » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:44 pm

pugboyracer wrote:Thanks Naki.

I agree with you, there can only be a handful of these left. I'm fascinated by the manual cars, the kind of person that would have ticked that option when new. Also, the "survivor" cars are always more interesting to me than those that have left fairly pampered lives and this car definitely seems to be a survivor!

Looking forward to updates when you have them.

Indeed. Very much the exception to the rule.
Most Jag saloons were bought as executive cruisers, so to get a manual box, goes totally against the grain of the typical buyer.
The 4.0 was a substational premium over a 3.2, though the manual box was a non cost option.
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91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
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