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    TR5 1968
    Mercedes 350SL 1972
    Jaguar XF Sportbrake
    Jaguar XK8 2005

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  1. John. Don’t be frightened of being able to master Android or iPhone. Both are just different and not difficult (accepting that as we get older it does take a bit more getting used to) and in the main the systems of both are reasonably intuitive. You master being a coordinator of the TRR forum, so will be able to master a phone. As you can see you ask a question and get various views about the numerous options. A bit like saying “what are the best spark plug?” It does however sound like you need to get up to speed with a modern device. Keep an open mind and you will be amazed how good
  2. Harry Matt is a TRR member and as one of the committee of his local group, I have tried to make contact with him to assist. So far no response, but he has not revisited the forum since his original post on 5th Feb. If contact is made, I am sure we can help him. Mike
  3. Hi Steve i have been looking for one of those lamps for a while. Is it for sale? I have sent you a pm. Mike
  4. I had a similar issue on my 5. The slotted aluminium pad actually fell out and I heard it pass under the car and saw it bouncing in the road in my rear view mirror! This happened around 4 months ago, so I cannot remember exactly, but I know I replaced the rubber pad too and it was not a hard job.
  5. Hi Steve I was having failures of the ball on the links on my TR5 so got a set of upgrades from CDD. They were fitted over a year ago and both sides are still OK. Others will no doubt have views soon. Mike
  6. Thanks Folks Having looked at everything, I think I will get a professional to do the job. A shame, as I would enjoy having a go, but it could easily turn into a costly mistake, if I screwed it up. I am already resigned to a pretty big labour bill. Thank goodness the parts will be negligible. Thanks again for such helpful replies Mike
  7. Thanks Hamish. Just about to go out for a breakfast blast in the TR5 (chilly, but dry here in Bedfordshire), so will view everything this afternoon. Suspect I will get a professional to do the work if it’s a box out job. Really useful reply thanks. Mike
  8. Hi Roger. I think I have a similar leak where the O/D joined the G/box. I do quite a bit of mechanical stuff on my car, but have always stopped short of anything needing engine or gearbox parts removal. How easy was the seal replacement job? How long did it take and can you give me any pointers to do the job? I do have a 1m lift, so it’s not a job I would tackle on axle stands. Thanks in advance. Mike
  9. Well guys, you certainly gave me lots of places to look, but Stuart got it in one. The front offside mounting on the wheel arch was where the part came from. The rest of the body mountings were tight, so there was not much movement for the gap it left, but I suspect it would be different when moving. I have now replaced it with rubber washers both side of the shim and all seems well. Thanks again for the guidance. Mike
  10. Thanks Stuart. I now know where to look. Mike
  11. I was out for a drive in my TR5 this morning and after turning a corner I heard a tinkling sound underneath me and saw a washer/shim like item bouncing down the road behind me. Can anyone give me any clue what or where it might have come from. I didn’t notice any change in driving afterwards and when I picked it up it was quite hot. Pound coin to give perspective of size. Thanks Mike
  12. Was the car a “Hole in one” prize???
  13. Having driven my TR5 with a misbehaving overdrive for a year (worked occasionally and 20% of the time at best), I can say get an overdrive. It will make your enjoyment of driving the car so much more rewarding. Hope you enjoy your new toy. Mike
  14. All outlets have similar prices. At best you could save a tenner by shopping around. I replaced mine a year ago and the darn thing has a tendency to jam. It seems the dual cable is the reason for the price, but Roger recommends using your old one to make up yourself from cables purchased from a bike shop. Most people just fit a single cable from the MU and kick in a bit of throttle to get it started. Mike
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