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Decided to clean out my applicator for Dynax S50, so fed a wire through:



This cleared a hole all the way through, I then poured tardis in the pipe and folded it in half, periodically lifting each side to move the fluid through the pipe. This made the pipe go almost clear entirely, I then flushed it out with brake cleaner so the tardis doesn't degrade the pipe.

The nozzle was left in some tardis:



Stanley blade was used to pick out the slits, also flushed with brake cleaner after. Now it is ready to be used on the jag.
 

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Carried on with the brake light issue today, started the NSF, thought I'd clean up the caliper whilst wheel was off:



Removed the current sensor:



The pad contact had some debris on it:



Cleaned it off:



Compared plugs:



Turns out the one fitted red block stayed in the plug in the car:



Pulled it out and put it back on the old sensor:



Because the new one broke;



Got my wheel stand out:


Cleaned the barrels:



Moved onto the rear, doesn't look like it was seated properly:




The ring was damaged:



The new sensor broke too, I won't be using Pagid again... I got a brembo sensor and have the set of brembo pads I bought previously to get a shiny new retaining spring from. Will try another day with fitting that, but confident that the rear sensor is the issue...

Cleaned all 4 wheels and calipers:





Wasn't great weather so didn't clean the rest of the car...

Annoying the issue isn't resolved, but never mind, hopefully swapping out that rear sensor resolves. If not they're getting soldered as it shouldn't be this difficult :lol: design of those rear sensors is naff.

Just about to chase for a price on my air con as I was expecting to have it booked in by now!
 

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anyone else get this on Chrome?
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Those read sensors are a PITA.
 
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Are your calipers a different colour to the spring plate on the fronts? I wonder what the oem red caliper paint code is as it's like a candy type shade without the massive gloss.
 

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Are your calipers a different colour to the spring plate on the fronts? I wonder what the oem red caliper paint code is as it's like a candy type shade without the massive gloss.
Nope, all the same primer, colour and lacquer... probably a difference in material so a subtle shade difference although I couldn't see it in person to be honest
 

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Got a couple of parcels, first being:



May replace the front speakers as I'm pretty sure the passenger side one has gone... my previous cars have had sound systems installed, one being SPL and one being subtle SQ improvements. Happy with the overall sound of the B&W OE system, however the paper cones seem to fail so will look at some reasonable replacements I think. The sound deadening will aid in a more premium sound especially from the front doors which is where I plan to spend the main amount of time.

Also got these:





Picking up the cross member itself tomorrow, will clean these plates up and paint them along with the cross member itself with POR-15, ready for the underside painting solution...
 

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Got the reinforcement feet in the garage:



Got the surfex out for a clean up:



Wire brushed them:



Deox Gel ready to wipe on:



Then once it had sat, wire brushed again to remove the rust (very impressive stuff):



Suitably washed and dried (used my blow torch to dry the recesses thoroughly, then out with POR-15:



First coat on the feet:



Then went and collected the replacement Cross member from Jaguar:





Signs of why they rust so badly:





Peeled the stick off, then put Tardis on the remnants:



Cleaned it off:



Suspended the bar, got the surfex wipe down:



Then onto second coat of the feet and first coat of the bar:





I will go and give the bar a second coat later and probably give the feet a third coat seeing as the brush will have to go in the bin after anyway and it takes about 5 minutes to do...

Currently planned in to be up the garage Saturday on the outside 4 Post ramp to clean, treat and subsequently paint the whole underside. That'll be a mammoth miserable job complete!
 

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Got the reinforcement feet in the garage:



Got the surfex out for a clean up:



Wire brushed them:



Deox Gel ready to wipe on:



Then once it had sat, wire brushed again to remove the rust (very impressive stuff):



Suitably washed and dried (used my blow torch to dry the recesses thoroughly, then out with POR-15:



First coat on the feet:



Then went and collected the replacement Cross member from Jaguar:





Signs of why they rust so badly:





Peeled the stick off, then put Tardis on the remnants:



Cleaned it off:



Suspended the bar, got the surfex wipe down:



Then onto second coat of the feet and first coat of the bar:





I will go and give the bar a second coat later and probably give the feet a third coat seeing as the brush will have to go in the bin after anyway and it takes about 5 minutes to do...

Currently planned in to be up the garage Saturday on the outside 4 Post ramp to clean, treat and subsequently paint the whole underside. That'll be a mammoth miserable job complete!
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Went back out, the bar got its second coat, the first was completely flat and gloss which was nice...

Here is the third coat on the feet:



That'll do for these parts I think, bodes well for the weekend! Should manage all of it in a day without real issue. Only the plastic trays will and back boxes coming off, will be selling the back box joins and maybe seeing if the other clamps I bought originally (came too late) are a better clamp. There's evidence of a slight blow so that should solve that.
 

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Doesn't seem to be any direct aftermarket speaker replacements, ordered a second hand one just in case one of the rattling doors is a blown speaker. Can then just swap it when the sound deadening gets done.

Been reading through the workshop manual but can find no information on Coolant capacity, Coolant is the last thing I need to buy for the supercharger work. Found it needs to be silicate free and lasts 10 years 150k miles etc. I have an account for distilled water where I can collect locally so looking at how much concentrate I need, may go genuine for the likely negligible price difference and going to such lengths anyway.

Found the fitting instructions for the rear pad sensor, no different to what I tried, may give it a tiny smear of brake lubricant on the mating surfaces as they aren't the sensor part.
 

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The air con guy hasn't come back to me, I want it functioning with the weather improving so I've managed to find somewhere with the Hella condenser in stock. Looking across the cross reference charts etc it seems the same condenser has been used from the s type and xk and xf. Multiple sources multiple matches etc.

It was surprisingly cheap at £90, may do it myself and then get him to do the service, that is something that will need to be done by a specialist.
 

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Some shots of the rear beam dried:





Happy with that indeed!

The passenger side windscreen washer was not working Annoyingly, typically when they both stop its the filter blocked with gunk. Thought I'd start there as it's worth cleaning put even if it was currently functioning.

The spout was dirty:



Filter was lovely and gooey:





Base of the bottle was too:



The filter was cleaned out, the bottle was filled with bleach and warm water, plugged and swished around to clean it out. I've used this method with success previously for dirty reservoirs... it worked well again, I rinsed with flowing water.

The passenger side was still no good, so off with the wiper:



Tested with the wiper removed by looking at the connection nozzle:



No water came out, so I took the panel off, immediate cause found:



This would help:



When refitted it wasn't exactly tight, so tied on:



Normality resumed! Started piling stuff together for tomorrow underside job :thumb:
 
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