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  1. Jaguar Land Rover UK and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have today confirmed a fleet of 700 Jaguar I-PACE vehicles for public sector staff across the country The agreement via Northumbria Healthcare’s NHS Fleet Solutions, will give staff from more than 200 organisations access to lease the Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE over a three-year period. Reigning ‘Car of the Year’, the zero emissions Jaguar I-PACE SUV complements the NHS’ ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable. The fleet of I-PACEs will be available to public sector staff at organisations which are signed up to NHS Fleet Solutions from April 2020. Employees will pay for their vehicles via salary sacrifice.
  2. I wonder if it could be a worn suspension component but it should show up with a lever bar inserted into the correct places to show excessive movement. Other areas to look at could be loose / excessive play in the calipers where they mount to the carrier, worn wheel bearings, testing run out on the discs in-situ, etc
  3. Hi Darren....welcome to the Club Great choice of car...the XFRS is definitely one to be reckoned with ! I think you definitely have the right idea with regards to over-servicing as this will lead to a greater reliability and drivability and usually show up anything untoward occurring hopefully before it becomes an (expensive) issue. Keep us updated on your search for 'the right car' and good luck Cheers, Trevor
  4. Hi David....welcome to the Club Plenty of information throughout the forum and dedicated XK sections. Any other info you require about Jaguars then feel free to ask away Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  5. Hi Andrew.....welcome to the Club The car looks superb and you seem to have got a bargain there! The good thing is that the check list you had seems to be complete, especially as it seems to have been cherished by the previous owner. Mileage is not a big problem and it has got there by its merits as a good car and having been maintained correctly. Timing chains should not be an issue if the oil and filter has been changed frequently and quality parts and fluid fitted. Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  6. Hi Sean....welcome to the Forum It sounds like they didn't recheck the level and top it up after changing the filter, when the level will drop by the quantity consumed by the new filter when the engine is run once refilled with fresh oil. Changing the engine oil in the interim is a great way to prolong the life of the engine. As you say, you can always take it back for the services and the oil filter change 🙂 I would however always use a quality engine oil with the correct ACEA specification which will more than likely be the same as the Jaguar supplied oil . Quality brands are Castrol, Mobil, Petronas and some others. Try this company for accurate specification engine oils and keen prices (discount through the club as a Premium Member) https://www.opieoils.co.uk/ Cheers, Trevor
  7. Hi Lucian....welcome to the Forum Plenty of information within the forums especially on servicing the XF, best to use the search facility on the top right corner of your screen Good to have you onboard
  8. Hi Nathan...welcome to the Forum Good to have you onboard
  9. I suppose you could use some adhesive but they should just click into the hole unless they are not fitting correctly (wrong sides possibly)?
  10. Hi Steve If it is losing boost pressure then you will definitely hear it hissing and blowing. The hoses should swell when the revs are raised enough to create boost pressure from the turbocharger. Other areas to investigate would be the EGR being removed and the Engine Management in limp home mode. This could be rectified by refitting the EGR and using a blanking plate (with small hole in the middle) which still allows the system to recognise an EGR and run normally (albeit with no functioning EGR to block up).
  11. Hi Penny....welcome to the Forum Sometimes its easier to follow the path of least resistance and in this case if you are considering upgrading your phone then maybe this is the easiest way forward.
  12. Hi Carl I'm not personally sure about whether or not they will fit but if you have both heads there it would be a case of taking measurements of all passageways, heights, valve lift, etc which will take time but at least you would be certain that nothing untoward would occur by swapping the heads. Would be interested to know how you get on with this Cheers, Trevor
  13. Thanks for the update John....it's also very useful to know the belt part number to bypass the A/C
  14. I've used black shoe polish in the past for any discoloured areas in the leather, just make sure you polish it all out and finish it off with a soft rag to ensure there is no residue left on the seats
  15. Hi John....welcome to the Club Yes, it definitely sounds like the heater resistor pack has gone faulty. Not entirely sure where it is located but generally it is in very close proximity of the blower fan assembly. Try checking in and around the glovebox area first
  16. Does it seem to relate to not working when it is wet or exceptionally cold temperatures?
  17. Hi Scott....welcome to the Club If it is not heating then it is more than likely the seat base element that is faulty (broken pad element) You should be able to remove the seat and examine the element and wiring from the underside and if broken then it may be visible or use a multimeter to check continuity of the connections.
  18. Hi Eric.....welcome to the Club Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the E-PACE, have heard a few bad things about them, could probably be considered to be teething problems with the new tech but hopefully later editions should have ironed out the issues. Hope the new one is a much improved model and that you can thoroughly enjoy owning and driving it Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  19. Very much agree with this sentiment....As Frank has already mentioned, many thanks for all the valuable assistance you give to the Club members
  20. Jaguar is giving I-PACE customers an early Christmas present in the form of a complimentary update for the award-winning all-electric model that will provide increased real-world range Engineers have applied advanced technical insights from the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race series to optimise the management of battery, thermal and AWD systems to enhance the efficiency of the all-electric powertrain. Jaguar made history in 2018 with the creation of the I-PACE eTROPHY series – the world’s first all-electric production based international race series – reinforcing its commitment to electric racing whilst leveraging technical expertise to develop future electric road cars as part of its ‘Race to Innovate’ mission. The series puts the all-electric SUV through extreme use conditions and the first competitive season yielded critical learnings for the durability and thermal control of the battery and torque management systems. In a continual quest to enhance customer experience, Jaguar engineers have also analysed data from more than 80 million kilometres (50 million miles) of real-world journeys from all corners of the world. Every element of the vehicle’s performance is scrutinised to leverage the optimum performance of the systems and maximise efficiency. STEPHEN BOULTER - I-PACE VEHICLE ENGINEERING MANAGER The all-wheel drive I-PACE is Jaguar’s first full battery-electric vehicle and has a range of up to 470km (292 miles) from a single charge of its 90kWh Lithium-ion battery (WLTP cycle). While the new software upgrade doesn’t change the official certified range figure, the marginal gains developed from eTROPHY analysis will give customers access to an improvement of up to eight per cent dependent on usage – equating to a potential extra 20km (12 miles) of real-world range. The changes derived from the eTROPHY race series include: All-Wheel Drive: Changes to the torque distribution between the front and rear motors will deliver greater efficiency when driving in ECO mode – the system still delivers permanent AWD traction Temperature control: Refinements to thermal management control will make greater use of the active radiator vane system, closing the vanes more frequently to enhance aerodynamic performance more of the time Battery Capacity: Updates allow the battery to run to a lower state of charge than previously without affecting driveability, durability or performance Additional changes derived from real-world data analysis include: Regenerative Braking: The vehicle’s brakes will harvest energy more efficiently when the battery is in a high state of charge and the amount of energy recovery has been increased at lower driving speeds to maximise efficiency and range Range calculation: Changes to the predictive range calculation algorithm will deliver a more accurate and consistent estimate of vehicle range, while being more reflective of an individual’s driving style Customers are being invited to take vehicles to their Jaguar Retailer to receive the complimentary update. The wide-ranging changes will also enable enhanced Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) functionality. After receiving the latest software, more electronic modules will be able to receive remote updates, providing ongoing enhancements to the customer experience. The I-PACE’s state-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery offers sports car performance of 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds (0-60mph in 4.5 seconds) alongside the practicality of a maximum 470km (292 mile) range (WLTP cycle) and 0-80 per cent charging time of 40 minutes (100kW DC). Home charging with an AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over 10 hours. The Jaguar I-PACE performance SUV is Jaguar’s first all-electric model and priced from £60,995 in the UK. Configure yours at: www.jaguar.com
  21. Hi Nigel.....welcome to the Forum If you give them your XKR and £7.5k you will end up with 650bhp....sounds reasonable to me. Not sure what the mods are or indeed what the quality of workmanship is like so I would probably refer you to Google to carry out some research on the company, customer reviews, etc. Let us know if you go this route as would love to see how it looks (and goes!) Cheers, Trevor
  22. Hi John....welcome to the Club A fine collection of Jags over the years Good to have you onboard
  23. Hi Brian....welcome to the Club Plenty of info on here, probably best to just cruise through the S-Type section of the forum and read as much as poss to get a good idea of the highs and lows of the model. Usually, there is a recurring theme of a particular fault and hopefully the answers will also be there. Merry Christmas to you as well 🙂