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Hi from Sardinia

naki_k
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby naki_k » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:56 pm

Carlo wrote:Thank you for appreciation. Mine is not the only Xj40 in Sardinia, probably there are other 3 or 4 . :D That's why I have a lot of problems with the service ... Not even the local Jaguar dealer knows the model well. I made a request for help here on the forum and I hope someone can help me.
Greetings
Carlo


This is why so many of us end up repairing the cars ourselves. There are not many people who are really experienced with these.
And they all need work now, even the relatively good cars likes yours.

So feel free to add your list of work required....
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

panarabica
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby panarabica » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:49 am

I have the same colour combination Daimler! A beautifull car, and a true survivor from the looks given that is has spent all its life in the south. Germany is no better than Sardinia, my local Jaguar garage is absolutely unknowledgable about 40's.
- Jaguar DD6 MY'93
- Mercedes S500 Lorinser MY'99
- Mercedes E350 MY 17
- Mercedes S300 MY '67
- Mercedes SL280 MY`94
- Mercedes C220 MY'15

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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby katar83 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:37 pm

naki_k wrote:(...)
This is why so many of us end up repairing the cars ourselves. There are not many people who are really experienced with these. (...)


I could never understand this. Past few jobs that might require a specialist, 40 is as easy to work on as it gets, its pretty much all mechanical :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.

naki_k
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby naki_k » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm

katar83 wrote:
naki_k wrote:(...)
This is why so many of us end up repairing the cars ourselves. There are not many people who are really experienced with these. (...)


I could never understand this. Past few jobs that might require a specialist, 40 is as easy to work on as it gets, its pretty much all mechanical :roll:


Excluding all the electrical issues then clearly! :lol:
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
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 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
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

Carlo
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby Carlo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:35 pm

I thought that in England all the mechanics were like Edd China :D
P.s. : last week I paid € 100 to not solve a problem with the panic button...

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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby katar83 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:50 pm

naki_k wrote:(...)
Excluding all the electrical issues then clearly! :lol:


I thought about mentioning electrics as this could potentially be a specialist job but then if you have an auto electrician nearby, XJ40 with its schematics is much much easier to work on than any newer car.
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: Hi from Sardinia

Postby xjr40 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Nice car Carlo! Welcome to the forum.
My car was originally sent to Italy and had a ROMA registration plate. I contacted with the dealer years back... Who knows... same dealer maybe...
1991 Jaguarsport XJR 4.0
One of 83 manual - 65 LHD
Regency - Magnolia
Previous 1989 XJ40 2.9 auto (3.6)

Carlo
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby Carlo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:08 pm

Thanks for the compliments. I love the XJ40 Sport!
The dealer located in Rome was Fattori e Montani and he was the Jaguar importer for Central and South Italy.

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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby xjr40 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:37 am

Carlo wrote:Thanks for the compliments. I love the XJ40 Sport!
The dealer located in Rome was Fattori e Montani and he was the Jaguar importer for Central and South Italy.


I can't remember but I will look at what dealer and let you know Carlo. I have the original registration plate too. Magnolia interior is beautiful but needs special care.
Mine has the earliar seats. My drivers seat needs attention. Yours look new in the photos.
I don't know your island much but you have nice mountain roads, right?
How many kilometres has your car?
Last edited by xjr40 on Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1991 Jaguarsport XJR 4.0
One of 83 manual - 65 LHD
Regency - Magnolia
Previous 1989 XJ40 2.9 auto (3.6)

Carlo
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Re: Hi from Sardinia

Postby Carlo » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:59 pm

In Sardinia there are very nice roads to drive even though they are usually too narrow and winding for the Jag. Now mine has 131,000 kilometers. The seats are still the original ones and I should treat the skin which is a little hard.


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