A personal experience of owning a 2003 Jaguar S-Type with a LURCHING ZF Gearbox 
AA & TCS Reports
Choice of Seats ?
List of Faults
 Multimedia - Movies and Images of my Jaguar S-Type faults

Multimedia - Flash 8 Movies and JPEG Images of the faults I have experienced on my S-Type

Video files are encoded in Flash 8

Select a Movie from the list below Description
Selected itemburned_out_brakes
not slected itemAir_con_lockout_1
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not slected itemscreen_lockout_2
not slected itemcreaking_2
not slected itemcreaking_suspension
not slected itemcreaking_after_pads
not slected itemcreaking_19_04_2005
not slected itemcreaking_cured_EBC_Brakes
not slected itemsqueaking_wheel
Rear Brakes burned down to the metal back plate within 13,000 miles. More details in the Rear Brakes Fault section
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not slected itemsqueaking_wheel_31_03_2005
not slected item05_04_05_squeak_10_degrees
not slected itemlights_06_02_2005
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Image (JPEG) Size Description
18_04_2005_light.jpg 67 kb Image just before Movie 18_04_2005_lights.AVI was taken (See above). Note position of left light.
1_broken_aircon.jpg 70 kb Completely dead screen AND all heater/radio controls.
water_in_boot_1.jpg 49 kb Water ingress into boot spotted by AA Engineer.
water_in_boot_2.jpg 49 kb Alternate water ingress spotted by AA Engineer.
water_in_boot_3.jpg 49 kb Alternate water ingress spotted by AA Engineer.
residue_on_brakes.jpg 26 kb Residue identified by AA Engineer on rear brakes
bush_inserts.jpg 58 kb Inserts for rear bushes - as outlined in TSB S204-11
low_coolant.jpg 20 kb Leaking replacement radiator causing breakdown in Belgium.
into_belgium_1.jpg 66 kb Breakdown in Belgium.
into_belgium_2.jpg 64 kb Alternate breakdown in Belgium.
into_belgium_3.jpg 54 kb Alternate breakdown in Belgium.
Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Size Descriptiion
letter_to_md.pdf 71 kb Letter sent to Mr Joseph Greenwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Jaguar UK on 15th April 2004, along with 7 other S-Type owners who also experienced the ZF gearbox lurch.
letter_to_md2.pdf 60 kb Letter sent on 1st February 2005 to Ms.  Bibie Boerio, Jaguar Managing Director. NO RESPONSE AT ALL TO THIS LETTER.
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