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Peter McGowan
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Hi I'm new to Jaguar!

I have just bought a s type V6 3 L and I was wondering which type of petrol to use. I put unleaded in first the car ran well. So I then put a better type of fuel in to see if I would get better fuel economy. but the car engine light blinks and now is on. When I go up hills the car judders a little. when car is ideling it judders a little. Have I mest up ?

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Hi Peter,

I ran mine on standard  unleaded most of the time, with the occasional 'treat' of the higher 97 octane when I was on a longer trip. It's unlikely the better fuel would've harmed her, unless it was a bad batch.

It's arguably more likely she needs a service, do you have a service history and can you see when the plugs and ignition coils were last done?

Good luck, Russ

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3 hours ago, Russ68 said:

Hi Peter,

I ran mine on standard  unleaded most of the time, with the occasional 'treat' of the higher 97 octane when I was on a longer trip. It's unlikely the better fuel would've harmed her, unless it was a bad batch.

It's arguably more likely she needs a service, do you have a service history and can you see when the plugs and ignition coils were last done?

Good luck, Russ

Hi Russ thank you.

I have a schedule maintenance record from 1st year 10,000 miles right up to 14 years 140,000 miles. every stamp.

One owner from new on log book. He was a Sargent Major Welsh Gard's, he has been stopped from driving.  Lots of MOTs sheets. Engine light has gone out today. I checked fuel cap and whent for ten miles drive to the car upholstery fabric intereas for new headliner, he has matched it up and will have new headliner on Monday. Jag looks great British racing green.

 

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17 minutes ago, Peter McGowan said:

Hi Russ thank you.

I have a schedule maintenance record from 1st year 10,000 miles right up to 14 years 140,000 miles. every stamp.

One owner from new on log book. He was a Sargent Major Welsh Gard's, he has been stopped from driving.  Lots of MOTs sheets. Engine light has gone out today. I checked fuel cap and whent for ten miles drive to the car upholstery fabric intereas for new headliner, he has matched it up and will have new headliner on Monday. Jag looks great British racing green.

 

Ps 78,654. Miles also in the book Jaguar approved silver holagram stickers   once Again thank you Russ for helping me.  Peter McGowan 

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Sounds good Peter, you've got a good one I suspect 👍 The left hand cylinder bank is under the inlet manifold, so sometimes the spark plugs and coils are neglected on this side. But I imagine the Sergeant Major would've made sure these were done properly. If not, the V6 will run rough, as you describe 😉 

 

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5 minutes ago, Russ68 said:

Sounds good Peter, you've got a good one I suspect 👍 The left hand cylinder bank is under the inlet manifold, so sometimes the spark plugs and coils are neglected on this side. But I imagine the Sergeant Major would've made sure these were done properly. If not, the V6 will run rough, as you describe 😉 

 

I will take it to a Jaguar specialist in Rochdale

Steven Haywood is his name I will see what he thinks! 

Keep well 

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