AlexWard

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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. More than likely a boost hose or the naff plastic Intercooler has gone pop... Hopefully they can get it sorted for you!
  5. 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.
  6. Full Gearbox control now restored- DSC / Winter / Adaptive / ASL Miracle on 34th Street? Nearly....
  7. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!....
  11. 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.... 🥺
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Just had a look at the EPC Paul... Is it anything to do with the audio power output at all? I have 2 listings on the 6 disc, one premium, one not with 130w & 330/440w output respectively ??
  16. Also check that your cam covers have not split... You will need to carefully remove the foam insulation around the top, once the engine cover is removed. They are prone to cracking on to side edge that faces the injectors. FYI, these parts, both left and right are on their 8th part revision, even though JLR wont admit there is a design issue with them..
  17. I have Landsail fitted to mine, more efficient that Pirelli, lower noise, great in all conditions - I stuck a full set of 'no expense spared' Pirellis on another "not very slow car" a while back and it lunched them after 6000 miles - and at our age, we dont really drive like teenagers anymore.. 😄 I was all set to have the wheels straightened and refurbished, the discs were being sent back under warranty etc etc... Didnt even occur to me at the time that a £3.75 part was ultimately to blame... But... we live and learn, i think i am more impressed that the Brembo discs are still laser straight after all that grief i have given them....
  18. So... 3 weeks ago i was getting that much wheel wobble i was exiting the car like a Thunderbird puppet so took the car to our local tyre guys, who then re balanced the wheels.. A little buckle in 2 of them, but nothing major... Off i went... Last week.. It re appeared... " i cant have thrown a wheel weight (or all of them) .. Surely?" Nope.. Took it back in on Saturday to see if the disks were warped...I wont even comment on how HOT the brake discs were, but lets just say i could have fried a steak on them... Got back home.. .Stripped the wheels down..concluded the following... Brake piston dust seal has come adrift on both sides Corrosion and dirt allow the piston to expel, not retract Resulting in binding brakes Resulting in judder between 35mph & 55mph Stripped the calipers down Brake heat has melted the caliper paint, which i turn fused the outer pad to the caliper Piston seal just about to give up due to excessive heat Replaced piston, seal and cleaned up New pads Bled the system Now 100% efficient - with no wobble at all Braking system overhauled at a MD 13 months ago - "told you so" my mother would have said I was pleasantly surprised as i am using Brembo discs in favour of the OEM Jag ones as their build quality is actually better.. Given the fact that they got so hot and the run out on the discs is minute - Even the garage guy was speechless... Moral of the story... check all the little things
  19. Happy Days Paul... Glad you got it sorted... I have spare 6 disc changers if you are stuck! I agree on the VC though, my last car's VC controlled pretty much everything so it was a shock to find such a basic system in the XF I am just in the last hurdle of fitting Adaptive Cruise, so i will post the results up when i get finished
  20. HI Paul... Its an Audio amplifier assy or something like that... Used for dealing with signals and the like from the DVD, AMP and TV (If fitted)
  21. Disco, Disco lights Kevin? I have the same issue, i did read somewhere it was down to a circuit board error and or organic matter in the roof lining like some kamikasi fly... I would imagine, like me, the vehicle is now out of warrantly, however i am working on a fix to look for dry joints, the offending organic matter or some other issue... Alex
  22. It is a whole new intercooler rad that you need, with the chamber attached to the side as per your picture. Be advised though... even a genuine Jag item will not be expected to last more than 2 years as the design is shocking! I had the same issue with my 10 plate, that had that part replaced by the previous owner 2 years before i bought it. I replaced mine with an S Type pack, same design, just a better build quality. Would also advise taking a look at all your boost pipes and also the top of the cam covers where they are prone to splitting also. Good luck
  23. Release the centre seat belt clip with a small precision screwdriver Release the rear seats to fold down Unclip the trim, buttons x 3 holding the parcel shelf Carefully remove the plastic trim cover from the seat latch Lift up the parcel shelf, it is located with clips NOTE.. If a rear parcel blind is installed, remove the 3 nuts securing it from inside the boot before trim removal Pull the shelf towards the front of the car. Unclip any electrical connectors for speakers and third brake light Carry out repair / replacement Install in reverse order Hope this helps
  24. Either i am not looking correctly or there is not a definitive post on here that explains how to get into the Engineering Test Mode of the Pre Facelift XF's. Probably would also work on the Facelifts but i cannot comment on that at present. Press and Hold the 'Trip' button on the light switch stalk Press and hold the 'Start' button (foot OFF Brake) whilst still holding in Trip Button Count 5 Seconds, release 'Trip' button whilst still holding start Foot on Brake, Engine will start, cluster will display 'Engineering Test Mode' Cycle through screens using the Trip button for Gauge tests, Battery, Fuel etc etc information Stop engine to clear test mode. Link attatched to You Tube video - Not my work, only shows the relevant screens but not the sequence to engage it so i added it up above.
  25. https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/jaguar/xf-j05-cc9/31361/10132/brake-disc?line=coated This company is spot on for prices and quality parts. Dont be led by the nose on replacing with Genuine Jag parts, these Brembo parts are fully coated and i have had no issues with quality so far. WIth regards to the rear discs and pads, from my tinkering on the Web prior to buying my XF, it was suggested that the friction material on the rear pads is softer than normal to accomodate for the EPB. There have been instances in the States whereby the EPB would be applied after a run, hot discs, hard material, discs cool down, run you over... Hence the change to the softer compound. Sure enough, on my inspection yesterday, the rear pads are down to 50% of their originally fitted thickness after 10 months, but at £24 a set, i am really not complaining.. They are easy enough to fit without any special tools or SDD.