AlexWard

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    Alex
  • Jaguar Model
    XJ
  • Year of Jaguar
    2011
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    Worcestershire

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  1. The new car isn't without its issues, most of which i have sorted out now (no thanks to the dealer) but there is one i cant seem to shift... There was a horrific smell of burnt oil coming through the vents in the first week, which i put down to oil spillage / leakage in between the banks by the oil filter. Since then i have had the throttle body off, cleaned most of the oil off and rinsed through with some industrial goo and water to sort that out (all over a catch tank for the environmentalists among us!) What i think this could be is down to a couple of reasons, - Over tightening of the oil filter housing or under (whichever) , a poor or not replaced seal and a cracked throttle body (which is what i had on my old XF). However, just like Google doctor, the internet is throwing up all manner of woeful tales about cracked flex joints in the exhaust and doom and gloom.. Has anyone else had anything similar and if so, what was the cure? I love the car, and the colour and the interior spec (black leather with carbon style trim) but i am really starting to contemplate sending it back and going with my second option of a silver XJ with more toys in Leicester... Can anyone shed any light on the fumes issue? Thanks in advance
  2. Are there any alternatives to the 4kg keyfob that i got with my new XJ at all? Having that in my pocket is against Trade Description as far as ladies are concerned not to mention the amount of calories i burn having to lug it around. Jaguar Backpack at all perhaps? Any thoughts please?
  3. All sorted... Take delivery of this beast in a couple of days.... Will miss my first Jag, now commonly known as Dad's XtraFlooded.. my kids have a cruel sense of humour...
  4. So... to update... She has gone... Written off - So sad (and mad) that it happened but hey... gotta move on... Looking for a Face Lift XF or an XJ now... However VERY tempted by a sub 100K 5Ltr SC XF but really concerned about the economy after having a Diesel for the last 3 years... Does anyone know if they suffer any major engine problems at all, i can find little on them and the posts i do find are more weighted towards someone abusing them and not servicing... Anyone who owns one, i welcome your feedback! Alex
  5. More than likely a boost hose or the naff plastic Intercooler has gone pop... Hopefully they can get it sorted for you!
  6. I am hoping that someone there will see sense! I got a bit ratty with the young Doris on the end of the phone (after being totally wound up by the 'Press 1' , Press 2 etc etc phone systems) when i was attempting to make her understand that all apart from some soggy seats and a replacement module, the car is pretty much as it was pre incident Got underneath today to peel all the twigs, beavers and fish off the underside, and it all looks pretty good. Engine bay has a fair amount of sediment dotted about, but nothing that a good clean out will sort... The patient IS alive, needs an IV drip and a dehumidifier, and i reckon i am good to go! Lets see what the insurers and CoPart engineers come back with tomorrow.
  7. Full Gearbox control now restored- DSC / Winter / Adaptive / ASL Miracle on 34th Street? Nearly....
  8. Um... Guess what is running outside right now?... .... Yup... she started... with a few niggles below but otherwise it seems as right as rain (or at least it may not be a write off after all) DSC Not available - Need to log into ECU and find out whats wrong Pedestrian Impact System fault - More that likely its water in the module - Passenger footwell Battery monitoring system not available through SDD - Wont connect to car as its reading 0 volts.. But heck... Its a start!
  9. Clutching at straws i think is what i was trying to do... Anyway... had the dreaded E Mail from Hastings this morning... Total Loss... Car is off to CoPart in Wolverhampton on Thursday for her assessment, then its a waiting game for the payout figure... I really want to get another, but slightly swayed by the Cam cover issues, Intercoolers and the such... All the things that i had done on this one, it was mechanically perfect and just finished a TV module and Adaptive Cruise retrofit also.... Anyway.. As always with Forum input, i appreciate all your comments and the time you took to respond to my whingeing... Facelift XF or XJ i think may be the way forward...
  10. There is more moisture in the car than the Dead Sea... I really don't think its recoverable..... And i have just read up on the potential settlement i will receive also... Its not good reading... As far as the electrics go, its everything below the height of the drivers seat thats affected. Minimal water ingress into the front BCM and the boot filled up over the battery Anyway... Its in the lap of the gods now... Just a waiting game...
  11. CoPart have contacted me today to arrange collection for an assessment of the damage. I know enough about this Marque & the actual car over the past 3 years of ownership to know that its going to be a loss... Even IF the electrics dry out, the interior, carpet, BCM Front, Pedestrian Impact Module, DAB, USB and Bluetooth Modules need replacing as they were under water for over 12 hours. Sucked out 32 Litres of water from her yesterday also.. No frogs or Carp so that is a good sign i guess. Gearbox is stuck in Neutral with the centre console gearshift not playing ball either. Exhaust is more than likely full of water and after we initially dragged it out of the watery grave, she tried to start herself! Frantic efforts by me to disconnect the battery in time were further hampered by the cold and wet that night... Had to drive to Weston today for a meeting in my daughters Fiesta, and it seemed that every other car i drove past was an XF... further adding insult to injury! With regards to my finger, i had dislocated it and the sneaky Triage Nurse distracted me whilst she then popped it back in.. swiftly accompanied by some expletives from me... !Removed!....
  12. Did as much as i could today resulting in... Central Locking Back online OS rear window not working - Door module clicks, but no movement Ignition Wont come on demand, it comes on when it wants to - Centre console shifter does not rise USB, BT and DAB modules full of water - dried out but untested. Engine tries to start for about a second, then no power Gearbox Fault, Pedestrian Impact Fault, Engine Fault all displayed on Instrument Cluster message centre... Doesnt look good so far, and then i also broke a finger trying to get the carpet out so now off to A&E.... 🥺
  13. After a catalogue of misfortunes yesterday, driving home i got diverted due an accident... Followed the Sat Nav, ended up in what can only be described as a 'Raging Torrent' after driving into a Ford that had turned into rapids due to the adverse weather.... Did i see it? Nope... Dark, single lane country road, concentrating on looking for standing water... Well... i found it... Re creating the famous 'OLIVER!!!' scene from Top Gear, it hit the water, floated, got pushed into a low slung wall and sat there for near on an hour before one of our neighbours arrived to tow me out... So.. The ignition still comes on... Turned over - so it looks like she has not sucked any water into the engine Water level came up to the driver seat base and we have managed to get the majority of it all out, however until i get it recovered when dawn breaks, i am unsure of any other issues. Interior will need to come out regardless, luckily i have modules available that are under the carpets if indeed i am extremely lucky, but with that amount of water it looks like i will be saying farewell to a car that i waited 30 years to own... 😞 Insurance company reckon that as the water didn't come up to the instrument cluster (??) then its generated a 'Repair' recommendation but i am pretty sure its toast... Any thoughts on what i should do? Cut loose and lick my wounds, try and find another with the same spec or try and dry it out and get her back on the road?
  14. Sorry Paul... Rear View Mirror.. My kids told me to be more productive and use fewer ltrs wn typng - cant quite grasp it myself... Just checked through the workshop manual and as far as i can see, the forward facing camera was introduced with the facelift and the newer XJ's
  15. I didn't think the PFL came with a front mounted camera? If so, that is another part i will have to source! Adaptive cruise is the next on the list... I have just finished installing the TV module, ACC is the next toy... Paul... Can you check your RVM and get back to me if possible please? Thanks, Alex