Monday, 27 April 2009


Been working silly hours over the last 3 weeks and not had chance to take a look at the beast.

Bottom of the picture shows the problem... Bugger clould have been nasty on the Motor Way

Friday, 3 April 2009

Near death...

Well, I have never been so scared. As I joined the motor way the car decided to lane swap. It felt like I had no control of the car. I pulled into the hard shoulder and checked the car over but could not find a problem.

So I set off to make sure it was not me. It was like driving a snake, I had no control of the car. I pulled over again but this time I called the RAC to see if they could help.

1 hour later they turned up. The RAC chap looked over the car and could not find the problem. He felt that the car was not safe to drive.

Due to the size of the Jag he was unable to toe me home. I was told I would have to wait for a recovery truck... Joy

While waiting a flat bed truck decided to dump its load over the Motor Way, I had to call the police as all 3 lane where covered in rubbish. The HA and police looked at me if it was my rubbish.

As you can see the Police and HA closed the Motor Way as I sat there and watched.

Another hour later and the recovery truck turned up and we set off home. It was a sorry site to see the old car being dropped of home.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Brakes and Service

Today I decided to change the rear brake pads. The car has warned me for the last 2 month that the Pads needed changing... I was surprised that the car has a rear brake sensor.

I enlisted the services of Chris to give me a hand as I was unable to change the front ones on the car. Luckily Chris owns Motor World Car Body Shop and they have all the tools and equipment needed to do the job.

This is also a good time to service the car... It has been over a year now and the Jag was starting moan to me!

When changing the air filter, (which is only a year old), it looks the same age as the car (19).

Below is the black sludge that came out. We replaced this with nice new clear oil... Sorry car

Chris then set to work changing the rear pads. They where that low they have damaged one of the rear sensors! The sensors need replacing, but to get rid of the warning light in the car I have crossed the streams :)

While the rear wheels where off, I was able to inspect the rust that is starting to come through the side seals. This is not an easy fix and will require them to be replaced.


Pads: £23.00 (SESPAD656)

Service parts: £61.00 (Air/Oil Filter, Plugs and Oil 9 litres of the stuff)