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Hi everyone,

Well, at last it stopped raining today so I was able to do more than start the engine of my X Type diesel 2.2 estate (2008) - and try taking it to the nearest garage to put some diesel in.

I got this car cheap because it did have a problem - and yes, when you start off with no dash lights and things running smoothly, after 500 yards the coil light comes on, then the engine management light and then it goes into limp mode. Stop, turn off, start - fine again. 500 yards - same problem. OK, so I made it down to the fuel station and stuck £20 in (the fuel there tends to be more expensive, so I shall refill elsewhere) - and tried again; same problem, so drove it in stages back home. I'll get the garage to sort it out for me - I've already asked for an Oil and filter change, and fuel filter and engine flush to be done. I'll add air filter to that list and get them to check diagnostics and see what they can find out. I shall post updates on how I get on with it - hope to end up with a decent driveable estate in the end (this one has done 127K so should be good for a while longer).

What amazes me - and it was the same with a Volvo V70 estate I had - is the dangerous nature of limp mode. When it comes on, you lose all power steering and the car is barely able to go anywhere - to the point that it is dangerous for driver and other traffic. It was the same with my much lamented V70 - the alternator packed in and in limp mode it couldn't even get up a slight gradient, so I had to abandon it, only to see it totalled by a truck coming along the road....

I do wish limp mode could be turned off completely as I see it as more of a menace than any potential damage you might do to the engine. Any thoughts on that, folks? Has anyone ever tried to 'hack' the vehicle to get rid of the limp mode default, for instance?   Cheers, Alex.

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All Jaguar x typed 2.0 and 2.2 and the mondéis suffer with injector and pump failure at about 100,000 miles

the only way round it is replacing the injectors with genuine Jaguar ones, I know recon ones don’t work as I have tried 2 different coded sets,

then if your lucky the coil light will stop flashing, if not the injector pump needs a recon, cost me £2000 to get it sorted 

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