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  1. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Cheers Chris :) Won't be doing a lot more with this one, I'd like to put the aero parts on from the 4.2 XKR-S but that'll have to wait a while, if it happens at all. You can get these to around 500bhp with a smaller supercharger pulley, sports cats, better air filters and a remap but none of...
  2. 8bit

    LCR Secondary Water Pump

    That's rubbish (what the garage told you). You'll hear it after you switch the engine off every time, for about 5 minutes - doesn't matter how hot the engine got.
  3. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Car failed MOT last week This was due to a binding brake at the rear offside corner. The wheel wouldn't turn freely with the back end jacked up, brakes off and in N but the other side was fine. I'd hoped it would just be a pad stuck on the carrier or similar so I took the disc and pads out...
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    8bit's new R...

    Cheers guys :)
  5. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Thanks guys :) Liam is such a lot of fun, even at this stage. Being a Dad is awesome :) Yeah the battery isn't far off double the size of the one in the Leon!
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    8bit's new R...

    Couple of small jobs recently, first I changed the battery as I was finding some strange electrical type issues such as jerky downshifts when driving hard, strange touchscreen/nav system behaviour and incorrect seat/mirror/steering position memory recall. These cars are sensitive to tired...
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    Hmm it's great but I still prefer the Ballater to Tomintoul road over the Lecht, or Pitlochry A924 to Kirkmichael then A93 over Glenshee to Braemar. When you guys thinking of going?
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    Cheers :) Yeah not sure why but I always seemed to drive a bit more aggressively in the Leon than other cars ;) Cairn o Mount is great, I also love the section on the Fettercairn side, over the Clattering Brig to Auchenblae then the back round up to Stonehaven - awesome. I actually went over...
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    And now the big update. Scarlett is sold :( I am actually gutted, I know I've got the Jag now, the Mrs. has her new car arriving tomorrow (Merc ML320) and with the baby due to arrive in less than 2 weeks now I'll realistically hardly have time for one car let alone two but I'm really sad...
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    So a small update and a big one. Small one first: Now back on summer wheels:
  11. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Cheers guys :)
  12. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Got some new wheels :) These are OEM Jaguar "Cremona" wheels as standard on the special edition XKR Portfolio model. I got a good deal off ebay as they were painted in black and in need of a refurb. I know a guy who does refurbs at a good price and I needed summer tyres anyway so I bought...
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    My wife is talking about getting a new car for herself, she's mostly been driving Scarlett since I got the XKR and she sold her MX-5 and she misses having her own car. I think she finds the ride a bit firm too and with baby on the way too I sort of see her point. I'd like to keep this one and...
  14. 8bit

    My 07 A3 170 DSG

    Fingers crossed!
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    8bit's new R...

    Cheers ;) Don't really get a real idea of how loud it is on the videos, it's certainly not shy ;) Washed the car today and finally did a job I'd been meaning to get round to for ages. The XKR has the //R logo on little plates on the brake calipers. On the rear they just screw onto the...
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    8bit's new R...

    So the Jag was serviced last week and was back in this week for a few minor things to get sorted, some on warranty. While it was in the garage I had this to tool about in: 2013 Jaguar XF Portfolio S, 3.0l V6 twin-turbo diesel. Actually makes more torque than my XKR (440lb/ft!), has a ZF...
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    8bit's Mk1 Leon Cupra R. Scarlett - as in Johansson...

    Might be for sale soon :(
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    My 07 A3 170 DSG

    You back on the road now Lee?
  19. 8bit

    Graeme's LCR - Now Sold *wave*

    Shame you're selling up, someone will get a cracking car though!
  20. 8bit

    8bit's new R...

    Cheers Lee ;) Met a local photographer through Pistonheads recently, he took some amazing shots of the car using a technique called light painting :) 1. Jaguar XKR #1 by Sko77y, on Flickr 2. Jaguar XKR #2 by Sko77y, on Flickr 3. Jaguar XKR #3 by Sko77y, on Flickr 4. Jaguar XKR #4 by...
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