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Unread 05-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #1
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All sorted now after a few things done.

Got my XJ last year, and was lucky enough to get very cheap here in the UK
as Gas prices so high, people not wanting big heavy juicy cars.
Wanted a few things done, as was going to be my daily drive, as I have a V8 2008 Mustang as my toy. so got rear leaf springs changed and dampers re bolted as snapped off as per usual (Thanks to this forum for help in the easy fix on this) Wheels re furbished with new tyres. (Sorry Tires lol ) Rear brakes used to stick on which is common according to on here, but replaced rear handbrake cables, as were burnt re touching exhaust, and two new cylinders. No sticking now, and brakes better. New Cat Plus rear box. And finally, just replaced the cracked manifold, again common according to here, with a stainless steel one.
Now quieter, and drives fine. Not for off road, so no lift or big wheels, albeit I love some of the pics on here of the "Sorted" ones.
Even with all the stuff done, still a cheap car here. Love it, as my 3rd one.
Again thanks to all who helped, and regards to all. Pic of mine in Essex England.
But BEFORE rear springs were done, hence looking saggy in these shots. Les





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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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That's a Clean Jeep!
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Unread 05-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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That's a Clean Jeep!
Thanks mate, funny as everyone says same here, and then How Old? Really LOL
Original owner had it 12 years, and was serviced by main agent all that time.
2nd owner was fastidious, albeit work done by himself, but kept records of everything. Even have EVERY Mot (UK Govt 12 month test) in the car last 15 years. I paid so little for it, so chuffed with it. My love is American cars, hence Mustang in the Garage. I am the Essex Sec for The Mustang Owners Club GB.
Cannot stand Euro cars as so boring. Best regards Les
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Unread 05-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #4
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Is chuffed a good thing?

I'm going to assume chuffed is a good thing.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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Is chuffed a good thing?

I'm going to assume chuffed is a good thing.
Don't assume see here lol
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What%27s_t...huffed_to_bits
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Unread 05-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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Unread 05-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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I do like the term "Big Juicy Cars" for some reason.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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I do like the term "Big Juicy Cars" for some reason.
That's what this gets called over here, my other Toy...

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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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So, what does it cost to fill her up?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #10
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So, what does it cost to fill her up?
Jeep yesterday topped up from a quarter tank to full 75 = $115 approx US
Muzzie (if Low) usually put in if going to a Car Show cruise etc 60 = $92 approx US
Our fuel is 3/4 Tax
Everyone is complaining about it. Crazy.
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Unread 11-01-2014, 12:03 PM   #11
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Hi
Long time since been on. Apologies. I sold my Jeep and have regretted it
since the day it went. Been looking for a replacement but now here in the UK
they are becoming rarer and rarer to find, that is in reasonable condition.
I spotted one on e bay last week, and decided to go for it blind. After speaking to the guy, he kind of assured me it was a good one. I am partially disabled and driving far for me now is not good. So I had it collected and was delivered to my house last night 8pm. 6 hour journey for the driver. Is 1992 Auto LTD
with 79.000 ,miles from new. The previous owner had it 12 years, and between him and the original owner has kept every single receipt, MOT certificates (Roadworthy tests) in two folders right back to 1993. There is not one single dent on any panel. The interior is superb, and even the Air/con works Amazing.
Few silly jobs to sort out, interior bulbs, cover etc and the Passenger seat does not operate, so hope to get that to a garage/shop next week to investigate.
Couple of pics here, hope you like? Cheers guys. Les





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Welcome back.
That's a super nice clean XJ and the hidden winch seals the awesomeness of it to me. I'd love to have a RHD just to freak people out!
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Unread 11-03-2014, 02:28 AM   #13
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That's a super nice clean XJ and the hidden winch seals the awesomeness of it to me. I'd love to have a RHD just to freak people out!
Took me a year to find a decent one Chris. Over here they are becoming hard to find. and now they demand a premium because the rarity and a lot of people looking for one. I was hoping to find a LHD one also, as belonging to the Mustang club here, am used to LHD and was going to be used at car shows as a support vehicle. Still will be, and the gazebo and banners etc will fit nicely.
Thanks for kind words. Regards Les
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That's a super nice clean XJ and the hidden winch seals the awesomeness of it to me. I'd love to have a RHD just to freak people out!
I love the look of the hidden winch. It just belongs on an XJ.
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