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It's not worry over corrosion, it's the fact that fitting rear mudflaps is a pretty non-reversible action, unless you either repair and repaint the rear bumper or replace it, the former not being a cheap option, the latter being a worse not cheap option. Or put up with holes in it. Which on a Jaaaaag, just wouldn't be right! Ill thought-out accessory fixing, I think.
 

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Three plastic scrivets will fill those holes.

It’s the paint scuffing from the flaps moving around in the wind grinding the grit into the paint that makes it irreversible.
 

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If I had flaps, I don't think I'd ever want to remove them anyway.
 
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Anyone with an AWD car had the Haldex transfer box oil changed? Been reading over on the F-Pace UK forum that as per usual, Jaguar state a very long service interval but the manufacturer states a much, much shorter interval, and other car manufacturers state their own too. I know I have a Jaguar warranty, but for the cost of the oil and an hour or so of my time, I may as well just change the oil and clean the strainer. Pic below is the strainer from an Evoke with 45k miles.
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Grrrr :mad: Every month there's a new ICTP satnav map available, once you've paid the subscription. I've updated mine a couple times, it involves download via computer to a USB drive (needs a 64GB drive formatted to FAT32) then start the car, plug in the drive, start satnav and it'll prompt. This time, it deleted the old maps then refused to update with the new map, gives an error saying InControl has no maps, insert USB drive :mad::mad::mad: Formatted the USB drive, and downloading the 33GB update, again. Wonder how I get an older map if it again rejects this one?
 

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2nd time download and install went OK this time. Formatted the USB drive prior, though the download is controlled by a program you need to install first. If there's maps already on the drive, the prog will prompt you to say they'll be deleted first. Seems safer to format the drive, disable any screen savers etc too. Having 45Mbps broadband means a map update of 33GB takes 1 hour 20 mins or so to download. Install takes about 20 mins, sat idling to prevent the Infotainment powering off mid-update. So is this called car maintenance, car mechanics or IT?
 

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Mrs S F-Pace constantly logs her out of her map account so every time there is an update it tortures her for a password.

It's all of the above.
Buy yourself a £16 12v/30A power supply off Amazon and save some fuel ;)
 

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Buy yourself a £16 12v/30A power supply off Amazon and save some fuel ;)
That was connected the first time, when the update failed! I'll try again with it next update.
 

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2nd time download and install went OK this time. Formatted the USB drive prior, though the download is controlled by a program you need to install first. If there's maps already on the drive, the prog will prompt you to say they'll be deleted first. Seems safer to format the drive, disable any screen savers etc too. Having 45Mbps broadband means a map update of 33GB takes 1 hour 20 mins or so to download. Install takes about 20 mins, sat idling to prevent the Infotainment powering off mid-update. So is this called car maintenance, car mechanics or IT?
Not sure, but I don't think it is plumbing.
 

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Put the car on the ramp and had a look at the transfer box with a view to cleaning the oil strainer and changing the fluid. It's clearly not the same as an Evoke, the motor is at a different orientation and there's drain and fill plugs too. No way to easily get the motor out to see if there is a strainer on it so gave up and put the under cover back on.
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Modern cars - its as if the designers never expected anyone to maintain them.
 

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Hi, post your general location and someone might be able to guide you to a good reasonable AC specialist in your area. Phil
 

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Huh?? I don't have an AC issue and my location will show if you hover over the flag.
 

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Hi, post your general location and someone might be able to guide you to a good reasonable AC specialist in your area. Phil
Sorry wrong post, please ignore. Phil
 

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Gave it a wash, shiney 😀 Snow foam, rince, bucket wash with a mit, another rince, towel dry.
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I washed my loaner this evening as well. First time I've ever needed a step ladder to wash a car. :D
 

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Yes I need steps too!
 

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I can juuuuuussssstttttt reach on tippy toes using an old long plastic kitchen stirring fork thingy on my chenille microfibre wash pad
 

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I changed the knurled aluminium door caps and gloss black centre console trim for satin grey figured ebony, I think it looks much more classy.
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Haldex transfer gearbox oil change, take two. Felt more in the mood today to have a proper go at changing the oil in the transfer gearbox.

Undertray off.
Small exhaust shield off.
Cable bracket off.
Transfer box NVH damper off.
NVH damper bracket off.
Support gearbox, remove gearbox mounting bracket.
Loosen both upper and lower fill plugs.
Drain both upper and lower sumps.
Remove oil pump.
Clean oil pump strainer.
Refit oil pump.
Refill both upper and lower sumps with fresh Haldex oil.
Refit all removed items.
Have a beer.

Old oil was fairly black and a quite gritty.
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Oil pump strainer wasn't anywhere near as bad as I was expecting though.
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Cleaned it anyway.
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Total job took about 6 hours, working slowly. Real pain to get access to the drain and fill plugs and get the oil pump off.
Still, the oil was definitely due a change, the car has done 34,000 miles. There no way this unit would survive 100,000 miles without an oil change, the grit and debris from the clutch friction material circulating in the oil would destroy the oil pump.
 
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