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Any High mileage XF owners?

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I'm seriously thinking of a 3.0d XF as my next car, probably a 2012 - 2013 model. I have done some research and I can only really find the turbo intercooler weld splitting being an issue with the engine, anyone know if the intercooler is the same for the 237bhp and the 275bhp models?

I plan to get something with higher mileage any where between 70000miles - 150000miles what should I look out for and what parts are likely to fail between 70000 miles and 250000miles (If anyone on here has got to that sort of mileage)  

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100,000 mls - 3.0 d 275 bhp. Uneven tyre wear from wheel scrubbing. Replaced front wishbones which helped but still not right and will need to do track end rods too by the looks of it. Also had failure of pulley on serpentine belt.  

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Hi,

3.0 Ltr V6 Diesel , premium lux 237 bhp current mileage 106,000 mls

Purchased Jan 2014 , 92,000 miles with full Jag service History . Had timing belt / Fuel pump belt changed at 95,000 mls ( Jag recommend change at 105,000 mls )

Main turbo control unit renewed at 98,000 miles and both air sensors ( £1000 in total at independent garage ) due to continual DPF problems .The DPF

problem remained intermittent until 100,000 mls until I stopped using Supermarket diesel , I now use shell , Texaco and BP ultimate and have not had one DPF

FULL notification come up for 6,000 miles and my driving habits have not changed .

Did have a scuffing on the inside of both front tyres but this was due to the tracking being out and with the state of our roads now I will get it checked more often.

I love the car and enjoy driving it and gives good performance.

All the best Alan

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Thanks for the replies, have either of you had the fluid changed in your gearboxes, I don't know if that is part of the jaguar service schedule?

I would recommend getting the wheel geometry done as a lot of the tracking systems get the wheels point straight forward but not at the angle so the tyres still wear incorrectly.

 

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I have a 2009 3.0 litre diesel XF with 190,000 miles, 150,000 of those I have done. No problems to speak of other than adaptive cruise control sensor. Doesn't burn any more oil than when first acquired 6 years ago. Minor electrical faults that clear themselves but less frequent now and a sticking fuel filler cap, but just push then pull to open

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My 3.0d is recent purchase and at 87'000 not super high miles by the looks of the above but I had to replace all the discs and pads within a week of getting it.

The specialist I went to said that XF's eat brake pads but are largely very good to own, he said the 3.0 has a great engine one of the best Jaguar have ever made.

He also does land rover/range rover and says they form the core of his work as they always go wrong - as a previous Discovery owner I would very much agree with that and would never get another!

I love driving my XF that 3.0 coupled with the 8 speed seamless gear change means you pick up speed ridiculously quickly - its a feel good car.

That said if i am gentle with it I can get 45-50mpg on a decent run which is about the same as my BMW 320d.

Mine is Black and the paint is nice looking when washed but dirty within a day the paint on mine seems unusually jaded even though its a young car so I am investing in a machine polisher and am going to work on it slowly over the summer cutting it, polishing it and sealing it a bit at a time - then i'll do the wheels then polish and water treatment on the glass too and then it will be perfect!

My only warning would be that if you do a lot of short journeys get the petrol not a diesel as the DPF will get sooted up on short runs which is a potential problem.

T

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PG63: That's amazing and encouraging that you have done 150000 miles with so little problems.

TJM: I have a 90 mile commute on mostly A roads so DPF shouldn't be an issue.

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145000 miles and counting, owned my XF since new (Decmeber 2012), full service history to date.

Only issue I've had was/is near side wheel bearing failure (twice), although my battery needs replacing due to random electrical issues.

Best car I have ever owned 🙂

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My 59-plate 3.0 litre diesel XF is now at 206,000 miles. I have taken the precaution of getting the transmission fluid and filter changed. Only issues have been electrical / software niggles which come and go by themselves and a rusting rear subframe. Still doesn't burn any oil. Original shock absorbers still giving a good ride and 40 mph in easy reach on the longer runs.

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Mine is a 61 plate 3.0 litre diesel XF on 78,000 miles (bought it at 28,000 miles 4 years ago for £14,000.00).  Fabulous car to drive and in my ownership main jaguar dealership servicing annually.  At last service told that there was a slight oil leak suspected from the nearside turbo but wanted £480.00 to investigate.  I left it as the car runs beautifully.  A few days ago I had a strong 'burning' smell in the cabin when stopped in traffic and a good deal of light smoke emerging from the nearside edge of the bonnet.  Oil level has dropped so the burning is the very expensive (£80.00 per fill) oil.  It seems to me that the big problem with Jaguar cars is repair cost and I do wonder at build quality.  In my view main dealers will almost always want to replace components (I would respectfully call fitters) rather than repair defective parts of otherwise good components (mechanics).  My car is worth around £4800.00 according to valuation sites.  I am told that the cost of a replacement 'minor' turbo unit (I gather there are two on the XF 3.0 diesel) would be £2700.00 if done by a main dealer.  Not sure if that includes VAT.  Its seems that I now have a 'scrapper'!

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i have a 2010 xf-s 3.0 d mapped to 345bhp, car has done 130k and still drives like new, have the standard electrical probs nothing to bad, have now got a problem with my abs and this is turning off my stability and traction and i cant get into my adaptive mode, but i have been told this should be my wheel speed sensors, but love my jag and will not change it for many years to come

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I've got a 2012 (facelift) 3.0 XF-S  - just turned 100k on mileage and cant fault its reliability.  Only wear and tear items, tyres, brake pads and discs and one stop\start battery replacement but that only cost £30 from internet shop and not the £300 Jag dealer wanted!!

Its a great car but as with all things like this, best to get an independent check done on it to make sure there isnt anything nasty lurking to catch you out.

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I bought a 62 plate XFS 18 months ago with 96000 on the clock. It's a fantastic car with so many features, I have had a few minor issues like the aircon stopped working (Pressure sensor), the horn not working (ended up being a short circuit which I couldn't get to the bottom of and wired a new horn in on a button on the dash), one of the mirrors wouldn't fold out when it was left in the sun (parked in the shade after that), a relay ticking in the rear pillar for 10 mins when the rear windsceen demister activates itself without illuminating the button (Rear junction box has had water damage which I took to pieces cleaned up and resoldered) that still didn't fix it but it does the ticking a lot less.

I also had a less minor issue of a Blown intercooler which seems a common fault on the Sport model.

The other stuff I have had done is service stuff (2 self services), front brake disks and pads. I will have to change the rear discs and pads soon and probably replace the rear tyres around the same time. I replaced the foam on the window cable in the drivers door as that was knocking and need to do this on the passenger side soon.

Also had independent garages do a Gearbox flush and filter at 100,000 miles and more recently a Full cambelt and Aux belt + tensioner at 115,000 miles.

 

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On 4/15/2019 at 12:33 AM, iwannabeahippy said:

i have a 2010 xf-s 3.0 d mapped to 345bhp, car has done 130k and still drives like new, have the standard electrical probs nothing to bad, have now got a problem with my abs and this is turning off my stability and traction and i cant get into my adaptive mode, but i have been told this should be my wheel speed sensors, but love my jag and will not change it for many years to come

Mapped to 345bhp? who did that for you? Sounds very interesting.

Cheers,

Mike

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