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Hi everyone,


Just purchased a 2012 XF 3.0 D S portfolio edition - beautiful car with the most extraordinary engine. Very happy customer. Any advice from other XF diesel drivers about how to keep the engine in tip top condition?



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Hi Stuart, and welcome to the club.


The XF is the successor to the s type, and the early ones had the same 2.7 Diesel engine as the S Type D, and the 3 .0 litre Diesel was of similar design but improved to meet EU requirements.


I had my car Terrcleaned, which made a great difference to performance and well worth the £120 I paid.


Further to that, I used Shell V power regularly  ---  some members though find no problems with standard 95RON.


The 3.0 D has two EGR valves, one each side of the V6 engine, and they need a good blast every now and then.


I have had my S Type for two and half years and it has done 65k miles with only the odd minor issue, and it runs smoothly and quietly.





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Hello Stuart and a warm welcome to 'THE Jaguar OWNERS CLUB "JOC". I cannot give any advice on the Diesel engine owning a 4.2 V8 supercharged petrol engine however, Peter has made good comments being an experienced owner and would only offer good advise.

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Hi Peter and Kenny,

Many thanks for the warm welcome and helpful advice, I'll take it on board.

Just another quick question - the leather interior is Ivory colour and likely will need some regular cleaning to keep it looking good. The dealer has provided some protection for the interior but is there any product you can recommend for the leather?



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Hi Stuart,


The interior of my S Type is Dove Grey, which is similar to use.


There are a lot of leather preserving and cleaning products, but the one that seems to be the best. and which I have used is the Autoglym Leather cleaner, and the Autoglym Leather balm for preservative and feeding the leather.


Whatever you use, elbow grease and patience need to be used.  To use the cleaner, I use a toothbrush.


Always use good absorbent cloths to buff  up the leather, and microfibre for the exterior.





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