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  2. John L

    Service history.

    Cheers Ian.
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  4. Hi, I was hoping to collect some info before I buy a Jaguar and thought this site would be a good place to chat about it. I was hoping to buy a Jaguar XF, but I seem to read a wide range of figures around its MPG. Granted, MPG does take into a lot of factors, but was hoping for some "real" figures from Jaguar owners. The model I am looking at is a 2015 XF 2.2d R-Sport (200ps). With this being my first delve into the exc saloon range and pushing my budget a little, id like to have all bases covered. It will be used for general family use, so from long trips down the motorways for days out to every day errands around town. Any tips, advice or experiences would be gratefully appreciated. Michael.
  5. Old Peter

    ZF 6HP26 Automatic Transmission Gearbox

    Welcome to the Club Martin. The gearbox oil is supposed to be for life, but most drivers change at around 60k to 70k. My s type has 77k on the clock but had a new engine at 28k so I have not had it changed yet, but I will in 3 years time. Regards Peter.
  6. Klarzy

    Automated locking on pull away

    this is where it gets weird... if I use central locking, the door will open on the inside lever fine... if the car auto locks then it seems to go into deadlock and the door will not open until the CL button is pressed... the inner handle is non affective..
  7. JOE-DOT-COM

    ZF 6HP26 Automatic Transmission Gearbox

    hi As above, I did mine for peace of mind also check your sills, there hidden by a plastic cover and they can completely rot away might be worth also getting the plugs changed if its got a misfire, first place I'd start cheers Joe.
  8. thathawk400

    ZF 6HP26 Automatic Transmission Gearbox

    should have been done at 60k may have record of it in history won't hurt to have it done for piece of mind
  9. Hi All, Just acquired a 2006 S type (Automatic) - it seems to be a good one - although there is a slight missing on tickover - also as the mileage is quite high -90,000, should I have the gearbox oil changed? Martin
  10. Stevefoxton

    2.7 t remap? Experiences?

    All, Have booked the car for the remap this Friday and am hopeful of a positive outcome despite the usual concerns I think many people have. Will post an update on the process and outcome once it's done and I've put a few miles on the clock to gauge performance etc. Cheers again for the input. steve
  11. jampot

    Aux belt

    Yes I have the belt fitted and all is well thank you, and the part number is written in large letters on the workshop wall. Thanks again for your help
  12. Lord Sladacre

    Warning message: Amber - Gearbox fault.

    Hi Steve, Thank you. I think i will get the Jag specialist to check it out with the reader - excellent idea !! If light comes back up I will raise on here, after checking your ideas out. Regards, Dominic
  13. cubist

    IMT valve fault (P1549) - a loose wire!

    Smart moves there Mark - well done. Hope she keeps on purring for you.
  14. cubist

    Warning message: Amber - Gearbox fault.

    Hi Dominic, It may be worthwhile to check out the ABS wheel speed sensors, in particular the rear ones, for any damage to the sensor or excessive corrosion around the reluctor ring. Minor issues here can throw up all sorts of errors as they provide key input to many functions - TCS, DSC, etc. On balance though if the light does not come back I would not be too worried. That said, you may want to invest in a OBD2 code reader, or find someone in your area who has one, to check out what messages are stored in the various controllers.
  15. cubist

    Aux belt

    One thought, theres a fair amount of movement in the drive belt tensioner pulley and the belts do stretch over time. Have you tried to fit the new belt you have to see if it fits within the tolerance of the tensioner movement?
  16. Mark Five

    Solar Battery Trickle Charger

    I bought this one -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AC1LLQY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I rarely use the car, so I pop it out of the garage and leave it to sit for the day with the charger connected. And just in case, I've printed a STOP! warning that sits in front of the speedo in case I attempt to start the engine with the charger plugged into the OBD connector, which is an absolute no-no! Cheers, Mark
  17. R2e

    Automated locking on pull away

    Yes does sound like something is wrong, no wonder you want to disable the auto central locking! As a matter of interest does it unlock from the passenger's door or one of the rear doors? If so might be the driver's door actuator that is at fault, I found this thread - https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=45906
  18. Klarzy

    Automated locking on pull away

    I can pull the inner handle all day but the door only opens when I hit the button, then the door opens normally on the handle, I guess from this I will be hunting around the linkages for the handle release soon to see if something is slack...??
  19. R2e

    Automated locking on pull away

    You don't have to hit the button, just pull on the door handle to open as normal and it unlocks automatically (or should). The only time I use the unlock button is if I'm in the car with it locked and someone needs to open a door (such as in a hand car wash, where they clean round the shuts, etc.)
  20. Klarzy

    Automated locking on pull away

    Hello R2e, I see it as an annoyance... Here in rural Cambridgeshire you are statistically more likely to have a jet liner land on your car than be the victim of car jacking or robbery. In a job where frequent stops are required, having to constantly hit the central locking button to get out of the car is a real pain in the butt. I have seen video for other jaguar models where a key / button combination can be used to successfully deactivate this feature without the use of software and interface, it would be nice if that were possible with this model.
  21. R2e

    Automated locking on pull away

    Just as a matter of interest, whey would you want to disable it? I see it as a good safety feature, and essential in some markets where hijacking is common, like South Africa. I've had this on my cars for at least the past 15 years, wouldn't want to be without it.
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  23. I recently (knowingly) bought a 2003, 41K 2.5L SE+ with the MIL on, and with P1549 showing on the reader I decided to change the IMT valve seals once I got it home. Surprisingly I found one of the wires going to the lower valve had become disconnected (it hadn't been crimped properly within the connector), hence the reason for the fault. Once I'd disconnected the wiring and saw the very small hole in the connector where the wire should go, I thought reconnecting it would be impossible - but the blue inserts are just rubber collars that pop out easily enough; just slide it over the wire and reconnect. Getting the valves out was a bit fiddly, but after removing the wiper blades and the black valance it was a lot easier (but still fiddly, particularly the top valve). So now the codes are cleared and the MIL is off, and all for the princely sum of a tenner.. which made negotiation of the purchase price (and carrying an OBD reader) all the sweeter. Cheers, Mark
  24. Hi, Two minutes after engine start this morning the message centre on my S - Type 2003 - 64k mls read; (Amber light - secondary warning) "Gearbox Fault". Pulled over - car just been serviced, took a paracetamol - in case another bill was looming, and restarted. No messgae illumination - and have driven 30 mls since. Would welcome fellow members thoughts / experiences - is it a problem ?? Thank you.
  25. O.T.H

    XJ8 4.0 AUTO BOX PROBLEMS

    Hi Kevin --The first thing is to welcome you to the club I'm sure everyone will try to help you with your problems.---- The first thing I will ask is --Make sure you are using the correct battery for the car and that it is fully charged.????? Frank
  26. Klarzy

    Automated locking on pull away

    Thanks... Cant be any worse than my old MG/R cars and T4... ?? I want to fit an aftermarket android head unit with Nav... any particular tripping points on these?
  27. Raistlin

    Automated locking on pull away

    Roughly £100 all in from British Diagnostics. Be careful though - easiest thing in the world to brick your motor. Alternatively, if you're heading towads West Midlands, I'll do it for you 🙂
  28. Klarzy

    Automated locking on pull away

    Legally of course...
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