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  2. I'm reading this thread with great interest as I have recently fitted an ELM327 mini unit and with the Torque App, I can view my Coolant Temperature and DPF Soot Level with the assistance of some nifty programming by a Torque Pro forum member. I've a 2014 Jaguar Sportbrake, 2.2, 200hp version, done almost 40000 miles. What I've noticed with DPF soot level is that it goes up or down dependent on driving conditions. For example when I first got the programme showing, my soot level was 23 g/m3, but after a steady run of around 30miles (around 1500rpm) this dropped to 5g/m3. A bit of stop start and town driving then increased it up to 7g/m3 and that is where I am at the moment. On the attached photo the car hasn't yet warmed up so the temperature is a bit low at 48C. Also my hand was a bit shaky with the camera. The top indication is the Soot Level, the bottom one Coolant Temperature If anyone is interested in showing these figures on an Android smartphone, pm me and I can show the links.
  3. Hi everyone! I’m looking for an X or S-type for my wife for her birthday next year. She’s going to be handing her lease car back and she’s always wanted a Jaguar so I was hoping this is the right place to find out things like - what to look for in a used Jag, do’s and dont’s with test drives etc. I have an mx5 so don’t have a comparable car for eg ride quality etc so I’m after any help and advice to make sure I don’t get her a nail by accident! I’ll have a pretty limited budget - maybe £2k - but I’m hoping I can still find something tidy and reliable? Thanks in advance 🙂
  4. Many thanks Peter. Much appreciated. Cheers. Alan
  5. Hi all in new to this site but I'm hoping someone can help me with my JAGUAR 1982 XJS V12. I have purchased the vehicle 3 months ago as a barn find in the hope to restore her...I seem to be having a fuel problem, the injectors have a permanant positive to both sides of the plug?? This can't be correct can it?
  6. I am embarrassed that I did not notice this earlier, but there is a notice right next to the filler port to use Orange antifreeze. Depending on where you get it here in the United States, it is generally available for between $14 and $20 per pre-mixed, ready-to-use gallon. Jeff
  7. Hi Alan, I think the first thing you ought to look at is the history of the car you are looking to buy before you start to examine it in detail. To do that, download the App called Vehicle Smart. It will give you its MOT's history and it is free. The history of the car will show you how well the cars was looked after and what test flaws it would have You may have to do some travelling to find one, and I don't think that you will find one at a Jaguar Main Dealers. Lets know how you get o. Regards, Peter.
  8. Welcome to the club, Graham. Does your Sat Nav run on a disc? If so you can look to buy one. If otherwise and the Sat Nav needs updating you might have to go to a main dealer, as far as I know. Regards, Peter.
  9. Hi folks, as title, seen alot of s types on eBay etc, but what do I need to look out for on a used one? Many thanks. Alan.
  10. HI I have a 11 plate XF portfolio and would like to upgrade sat nav. I have mate he has a 2017 plate would his disks upgrade my vehicle please???
  11. Just bought a code reader, hopefully it’ll throw something up
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  13. Thanks guys for your advice and comments. It'll be interesting with the Jag. I do about 20k a year. I've just sent back my 5 series BMW 2 litre diesel after 3 years with 64k on the clock! Cost me a kidney or two in excess mileage😪. The new car is now kept at home with the Jag being thrown in at the deep end so to speak. I've felt more in touch with this car already - weird! I've had classics in the past- Stag, 1963 MGA and a MG J2. My wife didn't like any of these, but is quite animated about the Xtype. Like I said it's in at the deep end. It'll be looked after on the way, but I guess any issues will unfold fairly quickly!
  14. Apparently the gauge itself is a common fault. The needles work off a servo motor which cab become noisy or erratic. If you’re handy with a soldering iron the motor can be replaced at a cost of around £4. The art number is X27-589 and is used on many makes of car. I have a motor on order.........! Regards Chris.
  15. hi easy way is to get codes read and it will point you in the right direction but its going to be a pipe off or bad connection, check the maf connector on the air box
  16. hi what engine is it compressor is usually at the front of the engine as its driven off the aux belt if it goes to the rear of the engine then it goes through bulkhead to the heater matrix air con rad evaporator have a look on sng site for part number and price of hose can imagine that hose been a right pain to change aswell
  17. My garage have reported a leak from this pipe which is dripping refrigerant. The pipe runs from the condenser across to the nearside then to the rear of the engine which I assume is where the compressor is. I cannot see how to get to the compressor without dismantling a lot of the engine. Is this pipe replacement a seriously expensive job? My garage have quoted £157 for an OEM pipe as no substitute available.
  18. Hi Rod Yes the ride is a little hard but as you say holds the road great Once i get the issues sorted i want to take her over Snake Pass which is a great driving road from Manchester to Sheffield. I dont mind paying for the service and maybe the box oil to be changed as the dealer has agreed to pay for the faults to be fixed If i can in the Autumn i fancy doing the NC500 around Scotland and the X type will be perfect for that Hi Alan Mine has a few small bubbles here and there on the window seals too
  19. S type with 50000 miles 3.0 petrol just replaced the auxiliary belt which was easy. Put everything back together and now it’s misfiring at idle and acceleration and now the engine light has come on. Ran fine before this, I checked everything and all is back as it should be. All that was removed initially was the air box pipe.
  20. 3.0 s type jag with 50000 miles only just replaced the auxiliary belt which was easy. Put everything back together and now it’s misfiring at idle and acceleration and now the engine light has come on. Ran fine before this, I checked everything and all is back as it should be. All that was removed initially was the air box pipe.
  21. Hi Alan, The David Manners Group are very good. I have been to their premises a few times. They are not far from Exit 3 on the M5 near Oldbury. Rimmer bros are quite good too. Regards, Peter.
  22. Hi Rod, Will do. Cheers Alan
  23. Hi Alan, I would try David Manners in Birmingham area. cheers Rod
  24. Just realised my profile photo was me not the car🙄🤦‍♂️. Car more important than me! Common problem seems to be waist seals on the windows. Does anyone know of reputable suppliers and are they reasonably easy to self fit? Also same for car mat suppliers. There appears to be a plethora of on-line sellers. Just need the right ones at the right price!
  25. Hi Chris, I have the same model now with 140000 on the clock but still a great car to drive. Bit of a hard ride but this gives great road holding. Good fuel consumption in the mid 40s. Had all the same issues as you but still love it. enjoy yours. Cheers Rod
  26. Ha, yes things happening in threes Alan. I agree the retro feel is great i have always had older cars as my daily drivers mainly Mercedes but i had a 98 XJ8 for a while but it was crumbling before my eyes so it had to go Unfortunately i became ill a few months back and sold my old CLK 320 and bought a Pug 3008 for sensible reliability and although a perfectly good car i cant bond or attach to it so i have always liked the X type and although relatively modern it has that classic feel, i really love it. Your MPG sounds like mine so it must be right, its certainly better than the CLK ( 21 to 28 ) Hope your X behaves itself and hopefully mine will once the issues are sorted
  27. Morning All, My 2004 XKR convertible is running hot with the fans kicking in even after relative short journeys. I was advised this was due to a recent spell of (rare) hot weather but it's still happening in relatively cool conditions. I recently had the belts and tensioner changed so not sure if this is connected. Has anyone else experienced this? Kind regards Phil
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