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Buying advise - X-Type

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Hi All,

 

I've never owned a Jag before (VAG generally) but looking to buy a diesel for my work commute and a good looking x-type is for sale.

 

Its a 2006 2.0d S with 40k on the clock and in very good condition. It has FSH and MOT in Sept with tyres as advisory. Is it due a cambelt change or anything similar?

 

Are there any common issues with these engines, and how do people find the mpg for them? Do people recommend these or is the 2.2d a better option?

 

Cheers

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Hi Scott and welcome to the club.

 

My son has just bought an 06 X Type with 91k on the clock and the 2.0 diesel engine.

 

I don't know if the car will need a cam belt/chain replacement, but at a guess I would say you have got about 60k before you will.

 

I did  a bit of research and find that most drivers like the 2.0 litre diesel for its economy and the fact that it is a well proven engine [Ford Duratorq]. I think it also meets the EU4 emissions requirement without needing a DPF filter.

 

My son says that it does not use fuel at all, but I think he exaggerates.

 

I think you have a good buy and you will enjoy the Jaguar experience.

 

Regards,

 

Peter. 

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Hi Scott, I have never had a jag before buying mine about 6 weeks ago a 2.2d wiith 38k and wish I had done it sooner I get 47 mpg on long runs but most of mine is local journeys, golf club and back it drops to about 37.8. I am sure you will enjoy yours and have many trouble free motoring.

Andy

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Thanks for the replies everyone, it is much appreciated.

 

To update I bought the Jag! The garage advised that the under of the car looks like new and other than normal wear all looks good.

 

The garage did pick up a few little issues with it however.

 

First, the steering wheel wobbles at certain speeds and noticeable tyre wobble noticeable at certain speeds. The garage advised that the drivers side tyre has a slight bulge and said that the tyre is causing the issue rather than bushes etc. I'll be getting the front 2 tyres changed soon which will HOPEFULLY solve the issue. Any recommendations on cheap / good tyres?

 

Second, the thermostat doesn't fully open up and therefore the engine temperature takes a while to warm up and doesn't quite show in the middle of the dial. I've read there are 2 thermostats on the car but will look to replace soon and hopefully solve it - the garage advised that the engine is sucking in air as it should.

 

Third, the engine makes a slight rumble/vibration every now and then - noticeable when idling, not when driving. The garage advised this as 'normal' for these engines and not an issue until it gets louder / more regular.

 

Sadly, the car (06 reg) didn't come with bluetooth but think the car is pre-wired and need to buy the bluetooth module...will be looking into this soon as I like to listen to music from my phone rather than CD.

 

Other than the above, the car is lovely and the engine seems very strong and pulls like a train! I'm enjoying the Jag experience.

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Hi Scott,

 

My son has just bought an 06 X type estate,  and found that bluetooth is an optional extra.  Luckily his car has bluetooth!

 

The diesel engine does take a little longer than petrol engine to warm up - about 10 miles or so.

 

There was a survey  early this year on tyres, and the two at the top of the list meeting the requirements of noise, wear and stopping in the wet were Goodyear Eagle and Vredestein.  Having said that there are other tyres also recommended by club members, Nexen being one of them, and Goodride another.

 

The engine will have a "rumble" - it is a low revving diesel.  I used to have a Rover 418 with the Peugeot diesel engine, which used to sound like a Massey Ferguson on start up and until the revs got past 1200 rpm.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Thanks for the responses.

 

In regards to the intermittent ratting noise from the engine when idling / low rev, it appears as though this is due to the alternator belt, tensioner and crank pulley wearing and becoming loose - appears to be quite common for the engine.

 

If the above is the case, possible solutions:

 

1) I can buy a ‘beefed up’ system and fit.

 

2) Install an alternator clutch – Info on alternator clutch is here - http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=84892

 

Anyone have any experience of the above? I'm thinking the second option is the best.

 

Cheers

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Hi Scott

If it was myself thinking about this, i would do both and using a Genuine Jaguar Kit for the Pulley and tensioner, my x type has only done 28,575 miles so i don't think I will need these for a while yet . But have been thinking about buying these for future use but don't know if the Belt would deteriorate while in storage as the Prices seem to be increasing every time you look on the Web Pages.

Regards Tom

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Hi Scott

If it was myself thinking about this, i would do both and using a Genuine Jaguar Kit for the Pulley and tensioner, my x type has only done 28,575 miles so i don't think I will need these for a while yet . But have been thinking about buying these for future use but don't know if the Belt would deteriorate while in storage as the Prices seem to be increasing every time you look on the Web Pages.

Regards Tom

 

The Jag I've just bought only has 38,500 miles but I notice rattling so looks like they can wear relatively soon, albeit the car is 2006 so been on the car for a while. 

 

I'm going to do some more research but *think* I read that if you fit an alternator clutch then you only need to replace some type of spring and don't need to replace the lot - would save a lot of cash if this is true.

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