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  1. 2 points
    Managed to fix the problem (Well temp fix at the moment). Pulled the righthand rear panel to expose the fuse box in the boot above the battery. Removed each connector in turn and inspected for any sign of corrosion … known Jag XL problem due to leak in one of the welds. Found the bottom connector when removed exhibited corrosion where cable / individual connector pin entered the plastic connector block. Could not remove the pins but did multiple insertion / removal of the connector to scrape the pins … this has worked. When hazard button on dash is pressed, the hazard warning lams flash as expected. I'll try and source a new connector or one from a scrap yard and replace in the future. For now … operational once more. cheers Jim.
  2. 2 points
    Hi Luke and welcome to the club. The mpg on my s type has had a slight improvement by using premium diesel and a suitable additive, but I use both on the basis that the engines used by Jaguar are top cars and deserve top class fuel. Regards, Peter,
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    UPDATE 12th Feb 2019. My Car is now fixed. The mechanic recommended to me by Old Peter (Carl - based in Erdington, Birmingham) took my car away last night and brought it back just after Midday today having replaced both EGR valves. My Jaguar S Type 2.7 Twin Turbo now drives like new again. Whilst there was only one EGR fault code indicating just one faulty EGR valve, it seemed a false economy to replace just one. Carl charged me £420 and also replaced a blown tail light bulb for me. The EGR valves are Lucas OE parts (not budget parts from China) and there is a 12 months parts and labour warranty. An excellent job and super speedy too. I have to send out a big 'thank you' to Moderator/Staff member Old Peter for his continued support and assistance with this problem. My one fear when buying this car over 9 years ago was the potential costs for parts and repairs but thanks to Old Peter and this forum I am a very happy Jag owner once again. I also thank the other members for their contributions. Regards Keith
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    Hi Seamus and welcome to the Club. What engine does you car have? If it is a diesel engine, I would recommend Millers Eco Plus [diesel] which I use and which keeps the fuel system clean. Since starting to use it a couple of years ago I have never had the engine amber warning light come on telling me the EGR valves needed cleaning. I also recommend you use Premium Fuel as it does give a better mpg and a smoother ride. Regards, Peter.
  5. 1 point
    Hi Carpo, Your experience seems very similar to my own - the car identified was nothing like mine (although it was a Jaguar, just not an XF!). Tried again for my wife's Audi TT - site came back with an Audi A4. It's a pity - would have really liked to know the exact spec when the cars were ordered. Ho hum! Jon
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    Hi guys im new to the owners club My name is Paul I have just bough my very first jaguar a 2013 XF I haven't much to say about the car because I have only had it a day apart from its very comfy lol just thought I would say hi
  7. 1 point
    hi most people just put a K&N panel filter inside the original airbox the standard airbox is very good and has a cold front air feed, which is directly in front of the grill, giving some ram air type flow would make next to no difference on a diesel On the S-type R's you actually lose power by fitting a cone filter, on street/town driving, due to heat soak from the engine bay, the engines generate loads of heat in the engine bay at low speeds, it sucked up by the engine, due to high temperatures, the ecu retards timing to compensate, giving a loss in power All high quality race type filters use either a panel filter or cone filter in a sealed box, with a cold air feed direct from the front of the car, standard air box offers this, especially if a better filter is fitted, like a K&N if you want more power get it mapped, but make sure you change the oil regular and keep an eye the oil level does not go up on its own, due to leaky injectors, as this is the biggest cause of snapped cranks on this engine also any air filter that offers more air flow or performance, can only be acheived by offering better flow, which can only be done by sacrificing filtration, so more dust and particles will enter the engine, causing unnecessary wear, fact. cheers Joe
  8. 1 point
    Welcome to the Club, Ty.
  9. 1 point
    That’s great. Thanks Joe. Was getting quoted for full wiring loom. £2500. Or there about. Will get onto that tomorrow. Thanks again😃
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    There you go ,just proves history has its uses. lol
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    Hi Yes unfortuanately, the TCM on the 6HP26, is built into the gearbox so swapping the gearbox, will cause loads of problems and the car will not even start the gearbox tcm is networked and talks to most of the modules on the car it would need programing to the car with something like Jaguar IDS/SDD lots of jaguar indy's have it and should be able to program it, problem is once you swap the box your stuck, wont drive or start Serviced my gearbox a few years ago and only used genuines part and oil, ZF lieguard 6, lots of people use cheaper oil and end up with a host of problems after usually the main problem is the mechatronics, which is the valve body in the bottom of the gearbox, this has the tcm built in, you can get service kit which will cure most faults, like a sonnax kit, which replaces all the little pistons and valves in the body , also a set of solenoids whichs controls all the gear selections and clutches, is usually replaced which comes seperate. also if the software is the original build that can cause problems, updates can cure a few issues like banging gears and surging when cold, a adaptation reset will also be required, this clears all the learnt data the gearbox learns and helps the gearbox to drive smooth again cheers Joe.
  12. 1 point
    Welcome 🙂 when I replace mine, I'll be buying the best I can afford - lesson learned. I bought my S very cheaply, but with a few issues I could see and one or two I couldnt - So far it's cost me a wheel bearing, three way valve, radiator, top hose, header tank and a couple of check straps - but the smiles per mile have been very worth it. Possible gearbox troubles may cost me a few hundred, but TBH im all in for about £1500 so far; what else with this level of style and luxury could you buy ?
  13. 1 point
    Many thanks to Joe for taking the time to decode my VIN.
  14. 1 point
    Hi has anyone had the engine remapped on a 2.2 Diesel and if so can you tell me any positives or negatives please
  15. 1 point
    Hi Keith, Both EGR valves fitted by 1.30 pm today. One of the old ones was fading and the other was dead. All is now well. Price was £420 and there is a 12 Month Parts and labour warranty Regards, Peter.
  16. 1 point
    Burst or broken hose on air flow meter?
  17. 1 point
    I would never stick a "false" badge on a car -- but I would never say "only" about an S Type 2.7D.
  18. 1 point
    Hi all, Totally agree with Old Peter. Millers is great stuff and the premium fuel goes without saying 😊
  19. 1 point
    My late father in laws 52 reg X Type has been resting in our dry garage for approx 3 years. Approx mileage 55000. Metallic blue. In good condition apart from a small paint chip on the front bumper. Flat tyres, battery etc. No tax,mot. Free to a Jag enthusiast. A donation to a Myeloma cancer charity would be appreciated. Email me kaye_mark@hotmail.com Herts.
  20. 1 point
    HI The S-type is a great car and with more retro looks when the XF was first released it was just a rebodied S-type, with the electronics just upgraded, it used S-type floor pan, complete with all suspension the S-type is really quite a comfortable car and in S-type R form powerfull and quick Every time I use mine it allways manages to put a big grin on my face cheers Joe
  21. 1 point
    Save at Diesel Tuning UK Ltd Diesel Tuning UK are offering club members £80 off the full RRP on all of their plug and play petrol and diesel performance systems. Simply call up with the supplied code or enter it on their website to obtain your discount.
  22. 1 point

    From the album: Our Jags

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    From the album: Our Jags

    © William Strandberg

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    From the album: Our Jags

    © William Strandberg



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