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Eye-Catching, Eye-Candy, Concept Cars From Tokyo Motor Show, 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


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Bought shares in Tata.
2/ 2002 Jaguar XJ8.
3/ 1989 V-12 XJS …
4/ “Jaguar Diaries” …
5/ Jaguar XE
commercial.

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Pictures from this “MarketWatch.com” article.

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Just caught my eye. Not saying that I would be interested in any of them — with the possible exception of the Toyota KIKA that looks totally impractical. I would, of course, rather get a Jaguar over any of these. SMILE. Enjoy.


Lucas ‘Engine Oil Stop Leak’ For The 1989 V-12 Jaguar XJS.

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by Anura Guruge


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Related posts:
1/ 
Bought shares in Tata.
2/ 2002 Jaguar XJ8.
3/ 1989 V-12 XJS …
4/ “Jaguar Diaries” …
5/ Jaguar XE
commercial.

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Click to access the Lucas Oil product page for this ‘stop leak’. I bought the gallon from Amazon and had it shipped, ‘Free’, thanks to my Amazon Prime.


Of course my Jaguar XJS leaks, not much, but it does leak. Yes, I knew that when I bought it. But from what I hear it is pretty hard to find a V-12 XJS that does not leak. So it is a question of finding one that doesn’t leak excessively.

Paul Bousquet.

When I took it in for it ‘full’ shake-down at ‘B-Boys‘, in Barnstead, N.H., by master mechanic Paul Bousquet, he steamed cleaned the block and had a good look at the leak. Told me it wasn’t worth fixing it because there was at least 12 hours of labour to try and do it properly. And I trust Paul. So I have been putting a little bit of oil every few weeks or so. That said, I have probably put 100 miles on the XJS in the last 2 months. So it doesn’t get driven much.

Then, this last Saturday, we visited (as we are wont to do of late), Kati & Gordon Preston in Barnstead, with my son Matthew. The Prestons, by any measure, are AMAZING people. Gordon, a fellow Brit, is a very proficient and creative, British-qualified engineer. Plus he drives Land- and Range-Rovers. He told me about the Lucas ‘Stop Leak’ and how he uses it in his latest Range Rover. Plus it is Lucas. As soon as I got home I ordered a gallon. It just came. Haven’t put it in. BUT, wanted to share with you. Don’t think it will totally stop the leaks. But if it slows them down I will be very happy. Oh, a gallon from Amazon cost $31.29.


Prior To Sinhala New Year On April 13, 2015, Sri Lanka Celebrates Easter With Some Fancy Cakes From Kapruka.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Valentine’s Day 2015 Cakes, In Sri Lanka.
>> 2014 Valentine’s Day cakes in Sri Lanka.
>> Sinhalese New Year cakes.
>> Ordered a cake for cousin in Sri Lanka.

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Click to access Kapruka.

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Sri Lanka has a long and proud tradition of making fancy, decorative European-style cakes — a legacy, whether folks like it or not, of 200 years of British rule.

I grew up with cakes like this — if not fancier, and that explains my girth and cholesterol. 

Sri Lanka, the last time I looked, which was a few months ago, was only 7.45% Christian6.1% Catholic. But given a 21 million population (given that they are a very fecund bunch), 7.45% comes it at a very respectable 1.6 million. So that is a fair number of people.

Unlike the U.S., despite Christians being a minority, Good Friday is a holiday. Always has been. When I was growing up, as with Europe, Easter Monday was a holiday too — though it didn’t matter much to us school children because all of April was one of three holiday months. This year, in Sri Lanka, April Full Moon, is April 3rd — Good Friday. So it is a DOUBLE holiday — each Full Moon a holiday in Sri Lanka (for the Buddhists).

I remember celebrating Easter in Ceylon. My surrogate father, who I called ‘Ta’, “Tata” — being father father in Sinhalese, was a Baptist. He was a lawyer. Lawyer for the Ministry of Food. He liked to entertain in style. He did so at Christmas and Easter — 85% of his family Buddhists. I can’t remember the cakes BUT I am sure we had them. I remember the ham and the lamb imported from New Zealand.

I am glad to see that the cake tradition, for Easter, is still going strong in Sri Lanka.

As soon as Easter is done Kapruka will start their cakes for Sinhala New Year. Yes, I will bring them to your attention.