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its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

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Brake buster
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its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Brake buster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm

im so excited , I cant even wait for it to turn up, lol

the magnetic fuel cap holder in the fuel cap is ALWAYS knackered,

I was lucky enough to obtain a brand new one today , I know I know, but its the little things like opening the fuel cover and sticking the fuel cap to the magnet in the petrol station that makes me smile , and with a nice new one, smile even wider, lol

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1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Aidan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm

Brake buster wrote:im so excited , I cant even wait for it to turn up, lol

the magnetic fuel cap holder in the fuel cap is ALWAYS knackered,

I was lucky enough to obtain a brand new one today , I know I know, but its the little things like opening the fuel cover and sticking the fuel cap to the magnet in the petrol station that makes me smile , and with a nice new one, smile even wider, lol

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Too right, BB! I'd love one of them. Any chance there are others still available? I've searched but can't find one.

Well done. The little things do make a big difference.
Aidan

1994 Moroccan Red XJ40 3,2 Sport ("Ruby")
1995 Jade Green X300 3,2 Sovereign ("Jade")
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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Brake buster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:34 pm

lol,
there is a remote possibility , but what price would you go to to satisfy your OCD , lol , this cost me nearly £25.............i know, mmmmmmmaaaaaaaddddddddd.............but OCD now duly put back in the cage.....till the next time :lol:

not being sold by me either , but i can bet the price will go up once he feels they are desirable......

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1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Chris Barney » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 pm

Just found a second hand one on Fleabay for £8.99 incl p&p
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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Brake buster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Chris Barney wrote:Just found a second hand one on Fleabay for £8.99 incl p&p



picture of condition ? as thats what this OCD is all about

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1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Brake buster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:40 pm

don't worry , just seen it, my existing one is better than that , lol

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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby katar83 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Didn't know these are rare or usually knackered :shock:

All my Jags(x300 and xj40) had/have these and they were always fine :roll:
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby Brake buster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 pm

most look like this, though some not quite so bad i must admit ,
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compared to the NOS one , it looks messy , but works fine as a magnet ,

as i said, the little things....... some see it and some dont, some care, and some dont, different strokes for different folks.........

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1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:58 pm

Sometimes it just has to be right :D I sent to Germany for some air filter box clips just because mine were rusty ;)
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Re: its the little things , like a new fuel cap magnet.........

Postby katar83 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm

Haha, these air filter box clips always annoyed me, were always rusty and I finally found a whole box with non rusty ones too! :lol:
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.