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A few of you may remember I had a noisey diff on my S Type, I thought I would change oil in it , so I put some Lucas sae 75/140 synthetic oil in it and about 300 miles later the diff is now silent. So if you have the same problem it may be worth a try, think it was about £30 for a couple of ltr's. 

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Hi David,

 

Jaguar say that the automatic gearbox is sealed for life.  At the same time most people think that a change of oil at 75,000 is rather beneficial and does cure some problems.  I will be having my car done when it gets near that mileage.

 

Glad you problem has been solved.

 

Peter.

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Very pleased with the car now, got the car at bargain price because of wheel bearings , and diff, Jag wanted over £1500 to fix it, I got the bearings through work for £180, done them myself, and £30 for diff oil, well happy, I must get some photo's up, 2002 3.0 S Type, 125000 miles and it looks like it just rolled out of the factory.

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I think around 22 ish Popeye , that's doing about 5 miles from town to town and not much street driving, I was surprised when  I done my first motorway journey, not far I know, from Ely in Cambridgeshire to the 40's weekend in Chatham and got close to 36 mpg, but that was paying a lot of attention to the road and traffic to see what the old cat would do, think the next journey I will brim the tank before and after to get a more true reading, its a lot better on fuel than my diesel Range Rover was, I can tell that by my fuel bill.

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that's interesting jampot as I am doing about 8 miles a day to and from work in town and only getting 220 miles from a full tank.

I recently filled her up and drove from Stockton to Liverpool and back which is a 300 mile round trip and tank was empty again. Is this about right I wonder ?

I checked the air filter and it looked clean enough.

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that's interesting jampot as I am doing about 8 miles a day to and from work in town and only getting 220 miles from a full tank.

I recently filled her up and drove from Stockton to Liverpool and back which is a 300 mile round trip and tank was empty again. Is this about right I wonder ?

I checked the air filter and it looked clean enough.

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I will have to brim the tank and do my normal day to day running around and brim the tank again and work it out like that, as I have never took much notice of the short journey mpg.

I done a long journey the other day and I could only get around 32, so you could say I get around a average of 33 on a long run, I think it depends on so much, quality of fuel ect

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yea thanks for that. I fill her up from empty once a fortnight 12.5 gal and get 230 miles round town 300 on a long run.

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Ok I will have to do the same and see how it goes, 'im not to good at working out ltr's to mpg, I am still feet and inches, I think me and the wife are going to Great Yarmouth sometime this week to escape the family, I will have to fill up before and after the journey and let you know the figures, as I said I cant do the lte to mpg stuff.

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