stephen way

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Hi all,

Thanks for the add, just joined, purchaseed a few weeks ago a 2007 x type 2.2 to replace my Saab 9-5 that died at 240,000. Slowly going though the Mot advisories, new discs and pads to the rear d bushes to rear anti-roll bar to do. New oil and filter change today, removed egr last week and dug out 10mm of carbon, been keeping a fuel check, last Friday filled tank up, car retuning 48.28 mpg.

Thanks Steve 

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Hi Steve and Welcome to the Club,

Sounds like you know what you're doing but I'm sure if you ever need some helpful advice other members will be happy to help.

Enjoy the Jag its a world apart from the Saab - got the grin yet?

Cheers,

Steve

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Welcome to the club, Steve.

The mpg you quote seems very satisfactory and shows that your engine is going well,  ---   I got 44.5mpg going the 190 miles to Weymouth a couple of weeks ago in my 2.7 diesel s type.  I always use premium diesel which I find gives a better performance and mpg.

You will enjoy the x type  -- a good smooth ride - I had a 2.5 petrol AWD which was a very good car.

Regards,

Peter.

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Thanks Peter,

I use it for work, and in deepest Norfolk its a job to get it into top gear, in the country lanes. If you go into top below 60, it really doesn't like it, I'll try it on some longer runs and see how it goes.

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Hi Steve,

My s type is an automatic and it makes driving along the lanes quite easy, although the big diesel can be a bit thirsty on short trips.  Being retired for almost 20 years I don't do many short trips in the Jaguar, just occasional long ones which keeps the DPF regenerated, and the short trips are in SWMBO,s Toyota Yaris Hybrid.

My x type was manual, and like yours, only got into top gear at 60 mph.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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Welcome to the forum Steve, a great source of help and advice, like Peter I used to own (a few cars back) a 2.5 v6 Petrol AWD Auto X-Type which gave me great service.

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Thanks for the encouragement, nearly had the car 2 months, wasn't sure at first, but slowly starting to like it. Not sure if its the novelty of having something new, but I'm aways cleaning it 

 

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6 hours ago, stephen way said:

Not sure if its the novelty of having something new, but I'm always cleaning it 

 

Hi Steve - it seems you're gradually getting the Jaguar bug.. you'll know you're fully infected when you go and admire it it the dark! Welcome to the club!

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16 minutes ago, Mark Five said:

Hi Steve - it seems you're gradually getting the Jaguar bug.. you'll know you're fully infected when you go and admire it it the dark! Welcome to the club!

Thanks Mark,

You could be right, my goal this week is to rise the mpg from 48.28 to 50, plus alot more cleaning and polishing.

All the best.

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