Keeny

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Hello peeps I'm Chris and I'm going to tell you a tale. 

In 2007 Jaguar had a picture of me on a desk in a meeting room full of execs that said "let's build him a car" 

in 2009 the XF went on sale and I have drooled over it for years and now finally I'm in a position to own one.  So I've stared to do my home work and God decided to drop the biggest DPF size !Removed! on my doorstep. And he's still laughing. 

Guess I'll have to keep drooling. 

 

So so so gutted 😔😔

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Welcome to the club, Chris.

The DPF is quite a big topic with owners of diesel cars.

I have the s type 2.7D and I only drive about 6500 miles a year, with mostly journeys under 10 miles.

But I al pleased to say I have never had a problem, possibly because I read up on that fitting in cars and ensured the I did a regeneration trip about once a month.

Regards, Peter. 

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Peter you sound like the kinda guy I need to have a chat with because I do the same amount of mileage as you and about 10 min trips.  And thank you for the warm reception. 

I have heard a long drive is needed once in a while and that some DPF cleaners can help. 

How long do you run your car for on your once a month stint? And do you add cleaners? 

 

Chris

 

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Hi Chris, 

Being retired after woking in the Steel Industry for 40 years, I determined not to do as many of my colleagues did  --  go to the pub and talk about old times.

I make sure that at least once a month we go out for the day - maybe an hour's drive each way and usually at a good speed to get the engine hot - which you need for a full DPF regeneration.

Last week to Croome in Worcestershire, and next week somewhere in Derbyshire, for instance.

You have two things to consider on the modern diesel engine - the DPF and the EGR valves, as the latter can get a bit sticky.  Both of these "filters" need a good blast occasionally.

Additives for specific things can be found in most auto stores --- Halfords etc. I have used Wynns EGR Cleaner to good effect when I get P0402 come up on my Code scanner, and I also have some of their Injector cleaner in the boot just in case.

What I did, and would recommend id you should get you XF Terracleaned.  For £120 or so you will have the full fuel system cleaned  --  Just Google it  --- Wheeler Dealers did it on an XK8 and it is even more beneficial on a diesel.

Hope this helps

Regards,

Peter.

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2 hours ago, Old Peter said:

What I did, and would recommend id you should get you XF Terracleaned.  For £120 or so you will have the full fuel system cleaned

Isn't that only necessary if you're having emission problems though ??

My S-Type has just clocked up it's 124,000th mile and no smoke out of the exhaust, so I'm in two minds as to whether to get it done or not.

Might wait for the MOT which is due in June.

 

Welcome Keeny.

 

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Terraclean did improve the performance of my car as well as the fuel consumption.  It cleans out the fuel system entirely and does make a difference.

Peter

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I just don't think i can warrant taking the car for a 1 to 2 hour drive every month when i have nowhere to go. No matter how I look at it's nothing less of burning money. 

I would go for the petrol engine but the running costs are just silly. 

Is the Terraclean strictly for diesel's or would a petrol engine benefit from it to? 

 

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. 

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Hi Chris, 

The terraclean is good for all engines. It was first used on petrol engines prior to diesels.

Being retired, there are plenty of places to go.  It doesn't need a 1 to 2 hour drive to regenerate the DPF  --  probably about 20 minutes at over 40 mph after the engine has reached normal operating temperature.

The running costs of the diesel - Road Fund Licence, fuel economy and an engine that lasts longer are matters taken into account.

I have had 50.3 mpg on the S type on a 90 miles drive  and regular get over 45 mpg.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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