NCT Snigger. 

A big day in the life of every motorist. Booked in, and reminder  set in your  phone, on the off chance it might slip your mind. In reality it  has probably been in your every thought on the days leading up to the test.

For people like me, who like to drive an old Jaguar,  the anxiety levels before a test day are quite an experience. My 2004 2.7 Diesel engined S Type falls right in to this category. So the day before the test I cleaned, polished and tested the lights for deficient bulbs and checked the usual minor things that can be addressed by an unskilled enthusiast with little mechanical knowledge. A week before hand a new water pump had been fitted and I replaced 3 of the tyres.

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The Jaguar XJ 

This car has survived in many different guises since it first hit the scene back in the 60’s.  A product of Sir William, this model has passed the test of time, although the latest offering may not appeal to the older generation of Jaguar Enthusiast. It is seen as a leap to far and too technically advanced for some. The jury was still out with me on this but I must admit it’s hard not to like The 5lt Autobiography model shown here. 

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Thermostat problems

David O Brien has had an over heating problem with his S Type. He has traced this to a faulty thermostat and fitted a new one supplied by Ken Jenkins.

David has recently converted his garage to facilitate a new car lift. This involved removing the ceiling and supporting the existing roof trusses. A must for any serious car enthusiast who likes to work on their vehicle. Fantastic addition David, great job. 

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