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Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

naki_k
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby naki_k » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:00 pm

Nice lifestyle you have their Steve!
I am looking out the window now at a grey cold soggy scenery.
I can see why so many people want to move to Oz. There are programs about it in TV all the time here.
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92 4.0 XJR
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Rok_Dr » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:06 am

naki_k wrote:Nice lifestyle you have their Steve!
I am looking out the window now at a grey cold soggy scenery.
I can see why so many people want to move to Oz. There are programs about it in TV all the time here.


Well Naki it's been pretty great and soggy here the last few days. Just had our wettest February day on record and getting close to a record monthly rainfall as well. But it's more tropical weather so it's tolerable.

Lady P is tucked up in the garage but I had to take the GTV6 to the mechanics for a Its service. Not fun driving there in the rain. Counted 4 yob drivers fish tailing around corners in their Utes/4wds on the drive over.

Cheers

Steve
12 - 1994 Jaguar XJ12 "Lady Penelope"
6 - 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Grand Prix
5 - 2003 Discovery 2 S Td5 "Charlie"
4 - 2002 Nissan Pulsar ST "Iggy"
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby naki_k » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:50 pm

You win some, you loose some I suppose?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Rok_Dr » Sun May 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Time for a brief update.

Today I gave Lady P a service which included a coolant change. I've just started using the coolant test strips which measure concentration (red) or freezing/boiling point (green), reserve alkalinity and ph. Reserve alkalinity was low and with Repco having 35% off on Penrite 7 year green concentrate (which meets jag specs) it was a no brainer. The lady at the supermarket looked at me a bit strangely though when I rolled up to pay with 12l of demineralised water in my shopping trolley :D

We also had a reoccurrence of the radiator fans only partially kicking in. The second hand relay the mechanic fitted over 2 years ago had failed. Luckily I had a new one in the spares box fitted that up and all is good.

Next weekend is the British car day here, so fingers crossed for the weather.

Cheers

Steve
12 - 1994 Jaguar XJ12 "Lady Penelope"
6 - 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Grand Prix
5 - 2003 Discovery 2 S Td5 "Charlie"
4 - 2002 Nissan Pulsar ST "Iggy"
0 - 2006 19'6" Windsor Genesis "The Castle"
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Starbuck » Sat May 20, 2017 12:23 am

Hi Steve,

Nice to hear Lady P is getting some more TLC as needed.

We're off galavanting around the countryside in NSW and the ACT, but I hope the weekend goes well and we will look forward to seeing the pictures.

Best,

Starbuck
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Rok_Dr » Sat May 20, 2017 9:21 am

Thanks Starbuck

Not sure there will be much photographing tommorrow as the weather looks to be miserable.... dare I say it typically English!

Enjoy your trip and if one of the felines in your extensive fleet gets the honours, a pic would also be nice.

Charlie (D2a) and I will be off in a couple of weeks on a trip, with friends, along the Great Central Rd to Yulara, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, Gawler Ranges and finally back across the Nullabour. 7500km in 3 weeks!

Cheers

Steve
12 - 1994 Jaguar XJ12 "Lady Penelope"
6 - 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Grand Prix
5 - 2003 Discovery 2 S Td5 "Charlie"
4 - 2002 Nissan Pulsar ST "Iggy"
0 - 2006 19'6" Windsor Genesis "The Castle"
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Starbuck » Sat May 20, 2017 11:09 am

Hi Steve,

Not a feline for this trip, the E39 M-Car has the 'honours' this time around. We are in Sydney tonight at my brother's place then back to the Blue Mountains.

It sounds like your excursion to the red centre is going to be quite the epic journey!

Best,

Starbuck
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby Rok_Dr » Mon May 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Hi Starbuck

Also no pics from this side of the divide. It was a good day at Gingin but very damp. Ran up there with the Alfa club and Lady P behaved faultlessly. Still so addicted to her overtake abilities.

Mmmmm Blue Mountains.....memories, takes me back to when I lived in Orange and bringing the GTV6 back from a service at Foleys in Mascot. Bells line, new konis and tyres fitted, weekday with no traffic, I'll leave you to join the dots....

Yep central Aust will be fun, even if it's a bit of a busmans holiday for for an old geo. :D :D

Cheers

Steve
12 - 1994 Jaguar XJ12 "Lady Penelope"
6 - 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Grand Prix
5 - 2003 Discovery 2 S Td5 "Charlie"
4 - 2002 Nissan Pulsar ST "Iggy"
0 - 2006 19'6" Windsor Genesis "The Castle"
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby naki_k » Wed May 31, 2017 12:24 am

Nice you have time for these long trips though Steve.
Post a link on those coolant test strips. I have not tried any before, but it sounds like a good idea.

English weather isn't all bad. I managed to get a bit of a tan working outside last week. A heatwave having 4-5 days of 22-26 C.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
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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naki_k
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Re: Living with Lady Penelope in the Wild Wild West

Postby naki_k » Wed May 31, 2017 12:29 am

Btw, isn't it possible to use rain water rather than the shop bought distilled water?
Or is that too cheap of me? :lol:
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
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
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300


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