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Greetings all, just wanted to say "hello" after finally acquiring a Commander. 75K miles, 3.0CRD diesel and needing a few weeks work and maybe £1000 to bring back to concours (and solve a few faults).

Delighted to be in the club after owning numerous Wranglers -- these are all pretty rare in the UK and it's great to be part of a small, knowledgeable club.

Best wishes from Scotland.

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Would be interested to know something about your fuel mileage with the diesel. For reference, I typically get about 15-16 mpg (15-16 l/100km) with my 5.7l gas hemi.
 

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Thanks team. It needs all fluids changing, new brakes, a new turbo actuator and some minor cosmetics (a bloody good clean really). Re MPG, I'm getting 32 on a run, hoping to push that to c35 after the service, proper tyre pressures and new turbo bobbins. I reckon 24 around town, which will be fine. My little Frenchie track car does 40mpg on-road average, but only around the same as the Hemi when on track :D
 

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Greetings all, just wanted to say "hello" after finally acquiring a Commander. 75K miles, 3.0CRD diesel and needing a few weeks work and maybe £1000 to bring back to concours (and solve a few faults).

Delighted to be in the club after owning numerous Wranglers -- these are all pretty rare in the UK and it's great to be part of a small, knowledgeable club.

Best wishes from Scotland.

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@Cleggmeister;

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Many thanks for the warm welcome BB; I shall read with interest. I'm taking the wheels in for refurb (corroding alloys) and the turbo actuator for repair (it's broken and I'm getting overboost) on Monday. Once done (hopefully Wednesday) I shall do a full service. And then the fun will begin! It's funny, at my age (45) I don't tend to get excited by things anymore; however the XK is pretty much all I'm now thinking and talking about :)
 

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Many thanks for the warm welcome BB; I shall read with interest. I'm taking the wheels in for refurb (corroding alloys) and the turbo actuator for repair (it's broken and I'm getting overboost) on Monday. Once done (hopefully Wednesday) I shall do a full service. And then the fun will begin! It's funny, at my age (45) I don't tend to get excited by things anymore; however the XK is pretty much all I'm now thinking and talking about :)
I hear you @Cleggmeister;

Looking forward to hearing about your progress.
 

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Well, a good couple of days servicing and repairing - I've done an engine flush, oil, filter, fuel filter, air filter and spent several hours on the turbo actuator (codes P0046 and P0234). What's annoying is that the actuator gearbox is fine and the circuit board likewise - visually. In fact the actuator (inside) looks as good as new. But, after a strip and rebuild I still have the CEL and those codes. The engine performs perfectly up to 3500rpm then hits an "invisible limiter", which I guess is down to the CEL.

Anyway, I have more time to spend on other things (a deep clean for one) and I'll post up in the relevant subsection re the CEL and codes. I'd dearly love to get the claybar and machine polisher on her tomorrow, however the Scottish weather is not looking so promising...
 

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Welcome to the forum! Care to sell me your Euro spec headlights?!? We can't get headlight assemblies with clear turn signals here in the states! I'd pay a KINGS RANSOM for some!
 

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Hey, thanks for the welcome. If you can find some Euro lights on eBay please link them and I'll get them shipped with my company. I need mine, so you can't have those :)
 

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