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Big T-Rev
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Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Location: Rockingham, Western Australia

New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby Big T-Rev » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:58 pm

Hi all,
After weeks of trawling through your posts learning about XJ40s, I thought it would be nice to become a member. I live in Rockingham which is a coastal city in Western Australia (WA). I have only recently brought my first Jaguar, but if you look at the list of previously owned vehicles you will see I am no stranger to British cars.
I found my XJ40 online and it looked great in the photos, only problem it was on the East coast about 3000 miles away! Luckily I have a friend who lived closer and he checked it out for me. The deal was done and after waiting a couple of weeks it finally turned up on a car transporter. $1600 freight from Brisbane in Queensland to Perth In WA.
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Now to the car itself: Amazing condition for its age, no rust, no crash damage, original paint and the interior is like new. 110,000km and runs beautifully, no warning lights on and everything works - it's a miracle!!!
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Naturally the hood lining is falling in, they don't like the heat here much. Some pitting on the chrome surfaces and the front bumper chrome has been painted at some stage. Some very minor paint blemishes on the sunroof.
I will have to have the vehicle inspected soon to enable it to be registered here in WA, it will be interesting to see how it goes. I had it up on a hoist recently to check underneath. The previous owner had fitted new front shock absorbers and replaced some of the suspension bushes. Everything else looked good, no oil leaks or exhaust problems evident.
A few weeks ago we did a 800km round trip to Albany and return with no problems showing up, even the Air Conditioning works.
Looking forward to enjoying this vehicle and contributing to the forum.
Regards
Trevor
1990 XJ40 Sovereign Silver 4L Auto VIN 599296

Previous:
1998 Range Rover P38 HSE
2000 Holden Jackaroo 4WD
2001 Subaru WRX 2L
1992 Range Rover 4D 4.4L
1980 Range Rover 2D 3.5L
1984 Range Rover 4D 3.5L
1966 Morris Cooper 998 sedan
1978 Range Rover 2D 3.5L
1971 Ford Falcon XY 5.7L
1970 Holden Panel Van 3.3L

abercanadian
Posts: 1353
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:50 am
Location: Vancouver Island

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby abercanadian » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Right on Trev, looks like you've got a good 'un!

Welcome aboard

Larry
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94 XJ40 VDP vin 701729
Oyster Metallic/Doeskin on Aero Alloys
230,000 Kilometers 143,000 Miles
Daily Driver

94 XJ40 SOVEREIGN vin 703632
Diamond Blue Metallic/Barley
111,000 Kilometers/69,000 Miles
Parts Car

Brake buster
Snr Member
Posts: 686
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:18 pm
Location: Gloucester UK

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby Brake buster » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:57 pm

very nice example, and all for just over £1000 UK

strange how different markets look after cars in different ways, Most UK owners would love to own such a rust free example, but from other Ozzy owners i understand finding some spares can be a pain

enjoy owning her

BB
1994 3.2S in Morocco red and Doeskin/Ruby red interior
1989 V12 XJS White with Mulberry interior
2015 XF Sportbrake Luxury 2.2D Turbo in British Racing Green Metallic

pimgmx
Posts: 3350
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:07 pm
Location: South East of the Netherlands

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby pimgmx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:12 am

Looks really nice, well done!

Welcome to the forum and do enjoy your new ride!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
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the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
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Big T-Rev
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Location: Rockingham, Western Australia

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby Big T-Rev » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi All,
thanks for the welcome messages, great to be amongst fellow enthusiasts.
Judging from BB's response,I may have given the wrong impression of the cost of my car. When I said that it cost $1600 that was only the cost of the freight to get it from one side of Australia to the other. Have a look on Google earth and see where Rockingham WA is and then look where Brisbane Qld is and you will get the idea.
I paid $10,000 for the car which is top dollar. I could have brought one here in Perth for half that, but it would have had 200,000km plus on it and been in poor condition. I was happy to pay for a good one.

I have found a local guy who wrecks ( breaks) these vehicles as a sideline, so parts are no problem. I have already laid in a supply of the common problem parts including crank position sensor, fuel pump, mass air flow, engine control unit, central locking control, linear switch, headlight and tail light control units, ABS controller, etc. I figure that by having them on the shelf I will never need them (ha ha).

Now here's a question for the experts: what is the purpose of the small sensor mounted down low on the radiator support panel just under the bumper level on the drivers side (RHD) of the vehicle? Looks like a temp sensor to me but not sure.
Regards
Trevor
1990 XJ40 Sovereign Silver 4L Auto VIN 599296

Previous:
1998 Range Rover P38 HSE
2000 Holden Jackaroo 4WD
2001 Subaru WRX 2L
1992 Range Rover 4D 4.4L
1980 Range Rover 2D 3.5L
1984 Range Rover 4D 3.5L
1966 Morris Cooper 998 sedan
1978 Range Rover 2D 3.5L
1971 Ford Falcon XY 5.7L
1970 Holden Panel Van 3.3L

abercanadian
Posts: 1353
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:50 am
Location: Vancouver Island

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby abercanadian » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Kangaroo warning detector?

Larry
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94 XJ40 VDP vin 701729
Oyster Metallic/Doeskin on Aero Alloys
230,000 Kilometers 143,000 Miles
Daily Driver

94 XJ40 SOVEREIGN vin 703632
Diamond Blue Metallic/Barley
111,000 Kilometers/69,000 Miles
Parts Car

KingfisherJon
Posts: 109
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Location: Suffolk/Norfolk Border

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby KingfisherJon » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 pm

Welcome and congratulations on your incredible looking purchase! No rust are the two words which will make any UK member jealous on here - that’s like mission impossible! I hope you enjoy your first Jaguar, I think you’ve bought a fantastic car and am sure you’ll have many years of pleasure.

Let us know how the inspection goes! I’m sure she’ll pass with flying colours.
1993 (92MY) Daimler 4.0 in Kingfisher Blue (667548)
2004 Jaguar S Type 3.0 V6 (daily drive)

h18spk
Scotland Rep and XJ40 Registrar
Posts: 1973
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Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby h18spk » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:21 am

Hi Trevor,

Lovely car! You paid just over £5,300 GBP. Prices are rising, quickly, and I’m seeing more people asking for more money. For a very clean and great looking car like yours, I think it was money well spent, and as long as you are happy, that’s all that matters. Enjoy it!
Paul Keating
Founder of the XJ40 Register

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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0S
1994 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 Majestic (ex-Leicester mayoral car)

Rok_Dr
Snr Member
Posts: 312
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:15 am
Location: Perth, W Aust

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby Rok_Dr » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Hi Trevor

A belated welcome from just up the road in Leeming! Blame not logging on here much these days.....and broken email alerts.

That’s a pretty tidy example you’ve acquired. Congratulations! Funny thing but headlining is on my list as well, but I need to sort out an aircon compressor seal first, which blew a few weeks back :(

If you haven’t already done so it would be worth making contact with the local jag club. They are a very active group. Also the British car day is on in Gingin next month, so bring your car up and display it so everyone can admire.

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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Dazstap
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Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:51 pm

Re: New member from Australia - Introduction

Postby Dazstap » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:01 pm

Lovely car you have there sir! Always nice to see another silver one!

Hope you enjoy your's as much as I enjoy mine.
Smiling Sovereign Owner