Well I have not been on here much recently, not had much time with doing my job and helping with my parents businesses, so time for an update.
Soooooo, The Majestic has been getting a lot of attention when I have been able to give it. I sent it up to Aviemore to an autoupholsterer to get the roof lining done and its looking brilliant. I decided to go for a very light biscuit colour which is pretty much the same colour as the leather seats. It brightens up the cabin much more than the darker original colour;
and I quite like the contrast between this colour and the darker colour on the centre roof lights and the sunvisors, breaks up the sea of cream!
Lots of bulb replacements have gone on, thank you to Rob Jenner and Don Jones for the massive help with supply and I have a full array of functioning bulbs, though I still need to replace the trip computer motherboard thingy as its not supplying power to the bulbs, but I have a new one that I hope to fit soon.
Took the car down to Liverpool last weekend as I was meeting up with some of the 40'ers on the Sunday, and on the way down the check engine light came on, though no issue with the driving of the car. Stopped for a toilet break and when I turned the car on again there was no light and it never came back on. Got to Liverpool without incident however the next again day the car was a nightmare to start, though once started it worked fine the whole day. Took me and nan "The Queen of the 40" out for lunch and a drive and the car performed outstanding;
For a 90 year old woman, she knows her cars!
The following day it was time to meet Dave 1, Dave 2, Don, Russ & Stan near Knutsford and had an amazing day at the car show. After which it was time to make the 245 mile trip home.
It was the bank holiday Monday the following day and I had the Majestic booked in to my local Main Dealer for a service - I know, he's off his head you will be saying, but this car has a full Jag service history, never once been serviced by anyone other than a main dealer, and I am not going to get the car get to this age and let it down now, so it was treated to a full major service including spark plugs at a grand total of £420.00, and it didn't even cure my morning starting issue, new fuel sensors (FUEL 44) but that can be work done at a more money friendly establishment.
A perk of the main dealer, I got a courtesy car to potter about in. Gone are the days when Pentland (previously Stratstone) gave you a silver Mondeo Zetec, you not get XE's and XF's. I though I ought to try the new XE as to be fair, I have given that car a slagging off since the day it was launched, I detested the thing, and detested pretty much all of Jaguars new line up. Well I am a big enough man to admit I ate my words. LOVED IT! Its not a Jag, well not to me anyway, take off the Jaguar branding and it could be a new Audi for all anyone would know, but for what it is....a new Jag for todays market, it has a new fan. Its a bit small for over 6 footers like me, feels a bit snug, but then I did just get in to it freshly out of a Majestic, so any car would feel snug after that, but I could live with it, and wow it can shift, and yes, I would definitely have one.
Oh, and I contacted Sturgess of Leicester, the service department have been amazing. They have contacted their archiving office and are sending me copies of all job cards, invoices and work documents for the car. They were the supplying dealer in January 1994 and maintained the car for everything, including bulbs from 1994 to 2014, so that stuff should arrive tomorrow so that will be amazing to have all of that to accompany the fully stamped service books and the extensive history which was recorded and provided by Leicester city council. Chuffed to bits!