So in classic Jag tradition, I take it to the shop to fix some niggles (the broken passenger rear interior door handle that IceBone discovered, swapping a black front bumper on, flushing the brake fluid, and doing the update to timing chain tensioner from the parts car). It didn't survive the drive home :lol:
The timing chain tensioner seal gave up the ghost after maintaining errr...autobahn speeds for half an hour on the drive home. So back to the shop she went. Just in time for me to make a trip down to San Marcos for a friend's wedding. I took the fun way there and back on country roads and she was flawless. Got my average fuel economy up to 18.1 MPG!
Of course, when I got her home she was filthy, so I treated her to a car wash with Nabster , thomas, Crazyjeeper. After eating dinner, she rewarded me by bucking violently when I went for third gear. A restart cleared the problem until I got on the highway, when at 70, the motor would hesitate for a moment. I pulled off immediately and restarted with no further drama...
Got some plans for 2019, namely refreshing suspension (thinking about going with H&R lowering springs, but I’m conflitced as I love the stock ride). Also the wheels are out of round, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a set of Asteroids to throw on with some fresh rubber while I get the original monoblocks refinished.