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Had to venture out for the first time in 3 weeks in the XJ today to collect shopping. Not been driven much at all this year and the car refused to start and was almost completely flat. Luckily I have an Artek battery starter which sits in the glove box. First time I've had to use it. Connected it up and turned the key and the car burst into life. Excellent bit of kit.


I've connected up my trickle charger now. Hopefully after a few hours it'll be fully charged. 24 hours I would think but I'm sure others will have a better idea.


The battery is a Yuasa which is only 18 months into it's 5 year warranty so should be fine once charged.

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*** ADMIN - Sorry, how do I delete. Intended for the Jaguar forum I'm on. 4 wheels, not 2! ***


Although the Artek does work on bikes too.

 

I would just leave it, in fact a pic of it would be good

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*** ADMIN - Sorry, how do I delete. Intended for the Jaguar forum I'm on. 4 wheels, not 2! ***


Although the Artek does work on bikes too.

 

I would just leave it, in fact a pic of it would be good

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JQGMGNP/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_n6iMEb06VBB1J


My 3.0 XJ6 was completely flat and it started it. Highly recommend.

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*** ADMIN - Sorry, how do I delete. Intended for the Jaguar forum I'm on. 4 wheels, not 2! ***


Although the Artek does work on bikes too.

 

I would just leave it, in fact a pic of it would be good

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JQGMGNP/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_n6iMEb06VBB1J


My 3.0 XJ6 was completely flat and it started it. Highly recommend.

 

We was out on a ride and a guys charging system went and took his battery with it!


I disconnected the charging system and removed the battery and connected one of these up as he had it under his seat and it got him all the way home :D

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Hmm interesting I have seen these things but been a bit sceptical

 

I was the same until I used one the way I describe above


I was very impressed to be honest


It had previously started the bike 3 times and was not fully charged either


Although how long the last unused is a different matter :?

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mutton dressed as lamb............






Ford mondeo :D

 

Tbh yeah it is a dressed up mondeo I'll give you that but its somehow not as dreary as a mundano

 

Its still Fix Or Repair Daily :lol:

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mutton dressed as lamb............






Ford mondeo :D

 


Mine isn't. Getting on a bit now - made in 2003 — but it is all aluminium XJ. Very comfortable family car with Air suspension although fuel consumption is a bit rubbish.

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mutton dressed as lamb............






Ford mondeo :D

 


Mine isn't. Getting on a bit now - made in 2003 — but it is all aluminium XJ. Very comfortable family car with Air suspension although fuel consumption is a bit rubbish.

 



I bet it's not as bad as the 24mpg that my 02 x-type does! :crybaby:

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mutton dressed as lamb............






Ford mondeo :D

 


Mine isn't. Getting on a bit now - made in 2003 — but it is all aluminium XJ. Very comfortable family car with Air suspension although fuel consumption is a bit rubbish.

 



I bet it's not as bad as the 24mpg that my 02 x-type does! :crybaby:

 

I get about 28mpg. I drove to Dover for a last year from Wigan and got 36mpg which isn't bad. MPG not bad on the motorway but rubbish around town.

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mutton dressed as lamb............






Ford mondeo :D

 


Mine isn't. Getting on a bit now - made in 2003 — but it is all aluminium XJ. Very comfortable family car with Air suspension although fuel consumption is a bit rubbish.

Mine was a series one xj6 4.2ltr nothing Ford about it, still blew up.

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:offtopic: but a friend had a Jag X type 2 litre diesel as a company car at the same time as I had a mk3 Mondeo 2L diesel Ghia.

I ribbed him something rotten about the Jag being a cut down Mondeo, ie no 6 speed box no heated front screen etc.

Then I later found out that his company provided the Jag but you could not have a Mondeo ‘cause they were too expensive. :lol:

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Mine isn't. Getting on a bit now - made in 2003 — but it is all aluminium XJ. Very comfortable family car with Air suspension although fuel consumption is a bit rubbish.

 



I bet it's not as bad as the 24mpg that my 02 x-type does! :crybaby:

 

3l v6?

 

2.5l :oops:

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it is still a lot better than the 72 range rover i had i think it struggled for 14 to the gallon only had it for two months and the last month it was laid up and for sale will never have another one of those money wasters :evil:

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I only do around 2500 miles a year in the car now as I commute on my bike all year round so I'm not to bothered with MPG in my car. I get around 45mpg on my Hornet which I'm happy with. When they are working properly there isn't much else I'd rather be driving for comfort than an XJ6; even if though it's 16 years old. It's not the fastest car out there but it's quick enough. If I want to go fast I can jump on the bike.

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