Dom13

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  • First Name
    Dominic
  • Jaguar Model
    XF
  • Year of Jaguar
    2012
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Surrey

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  1. Dom13

    DPF - how bad does it get

    Hi Tim, Me again, I should add, I have the 2.2 200BHP, I have done about 30'000 miles since Nov 2017 when i got it and never had any DPF issues at all. I use Shell V-Power and every 3 fills or so I add a bottle of Wynn's Gold treatment to the tank. Prevention is better than a cure and the cost of using a premium fuel and 2 bottles of snake oil a month is minimal when looking at refurbing or replacing a DPF. Dom
  2. Dom13

    DPF - how bad does it get

    Thanks Tim, I will bear him in mind for emergencies, I just had my B service at M&K in Sep, it was £257 (if I remember correctly) all in. M&K are Jag specialists and use all genuine Jag parts, they are good guys and really know what they are doing, they seem to get really good reports on here and other Jag forums. I prefer them to the dealership as at a dealership there is only 1 master technician and a few apprentices and the vast majority of the work isn't done by the master, M&K have at least a couple of highly qualified, ex Jag dealership guys, that incidentally also have BMW qualifications (I saw the certs on the wall). I much prefer to have enthusiastic specialist look after my cat. If you don't mind the drive I can personally highly recommend them, they don't do unnecessary things but do check everything, after my service they advised me that the bushes on my front suspension banana arms were wearing out and explained that they could tell by slightly more wear on the insides of my front tyres, when I get round to it it will be £250 and 4 hrs work, they also provide a courtesy car (x-type) if you give them enough notice, they didn't pressure me to do it and just advised me to keep an eye on it. My brake pads were also getting thin, again they didn't pressure me to change them, I ran them until almost finished then bought some Brembo pads and got John at Dorking Tyres to fit them for me, nice guy, also a Jag enthusiast, has Jags himself and is currently restoring an E-Type, he only charges £10 a corner to change tyres. Give M&K a call and see what they say about your situation. Good luck and I will keep my eye out for a flashing cat. Dom
  3. Dom13

    DPF - how bad does it get

    Hi Tim, Thanks for the thorough follow up and update, however, I am particularly interested to know who this Jag specialist is in Leatherhead, I live in Dorking and currently travel all the way up to Milton Keynes due to the reputation of M&K there. How good is the place in Leatherhead and who are they? Thanks in advance, Dom P.S Feel free to flash me if you see me around, I am in a 62 plate XF Sportbrake in Saphire Black (it looks black until the sun shines on it) with black wheels
  4. Dom13

    Water pouring through Windows

    Thanks again Trevor, A little googling and I found these, should be a better fit I reckon; https://www.adamesh.co.uk/jaguar-xf-sportbrake-front-window-deflectors-3740-p.asp Dom
  5. Dom13

    Water pouring through Windows

    Hi Trevor, Do you have a link to such a thing? It isn't just at the front of the window, it pours in along the entire window opening. Thanks, Dom
  6. Hi All, I am not sure if this problem is just on my cat or widespread as I haven't seen any mention of it. I have a sportbrake and am a vaper, when I vape I always open the window. My issue is that if there is water on the roof or a bit more than a drizzle hitting the windscreen I seem to get water pouring in through the window, either from the wipers pushing it to the side or if on top of the cat then when I corner it pours in. 2 Questions; Am I alone in this? Is there a fix? Thanks, Dom
  7. Dom13

    Sportbrake boot cubbyhole

    Hi Ian, Yes, it is carpeted although I don't remember off hand what colour the handle is, it's not for anything in particular, just an extra storage space for something relatively small, perhaps a small first aid kit or something. Best wishes, Dom
  8. Morning All, I wanted to share my experience as others may find it useful. I have been a proud driver of an XF Sportbrake since October and have been extremely happy since, that said, this is my first turbo diesel and I felt that the performance wasn't quite as good as it could be. My key concern was a dead spot, when coasting up to a junction, then accelerating, there was a rather exaggerated dead spot before taking off like a rocket and the calm before the storm when overtaking other vehicles. After some research and a great deal of milling it over I decided that these issues were fixable, although I was a little hesitant as I didn't really want to mess with my pride and joy but I found "Expert Tuning" in the discount section of the premium members so decided to forge ahead. Paul was very amenable and I was soon booked in for the job, I rolled up to his lovely house to find both an XK and an XJ8 sitting on his drive, I soon established that these were indeed his and not customer cars, so know I was in good hands. The job took about 2 hours with plenty of chit chat about Jags and other interesting things, a quick test drive after and off I went. To be honest, at first I was a little underwhelmed with the changes, whilst there was more oomph the differences were marginal so I began to ponder whether it was worth the outlay, what I had forgotten is that on these modern Jags the system learns and adapts. 3 days later after a weekend on mental seesawing I got in the Jag to drive to work, oh my, whats going here then! The Jag had transformed over night, like magical fairies had visited in the night. I am a bit of an audiophile, so let me liken it to a good speaker, the low end is fuller and more immediate, the mid range is more detailed, powerful and refined and the top end is lively without being overly harsh. I can't say that the dead spots have vanished, that's probably impossible but they are much smaller and on the other side of the spot the power delivery is much more progressive. The Jag pulls stronger and smoother through the entire range and I often don't realize just how much speed I have picked up in a short time. Add onto this that it moves through the gears at a lower rev count than previous whilst at the same time pushing forward confidently. So, in summary, I am extremely happy with the changes, economy, BHP & torque all significantly improved providing a more confident, comfortable diving experience. Dom
  9. Dom13

    XJS tyres

    Hi Carole, You don't mention your wheel size but I will assume they are 17", personally I am running these tyres and I find them impeccable, silky smooth, fantastic grip and quiet. If you like them I would suggest buying them directly from the UK distributor, the link is to the tyres on their site, with 4 tyres they give free next day delivery and they can be delivered to your local tyre fitter. http://www.nordiccartyres.co.uk/index.php?pageid=45&recid=2356017 The link doesn't take you to the selected tyres, my advice is for the Weatherproof tyres. I did a lot of research before getting a set of tyres myself, remember that the tyres are the only point in contact with the road, so getting it right is vital to feel, comfort and safety, these tyres are actually cheaper than most of the main brands as well. Best wishes, Dom
  10. Dom13

    Rough Riding on not so good roads

    Hi Terence, I bought my first Jag in Oct 2017, a 62 plate XF Sportbrake Portfolio with only 25K on the clock, I was expecting the magic carpet ride so was a little dissapointed with the harsh ride, a little research and a bit more spending and now I have it right. It came with 19" wheels and 245/40 tyres, which whilst they look great were a big contributor to the harsh ride, add to this that the Sportbrake has self leveling rear air suspension. I managed to find some original second hand 17" XF wheels on here, powder coated black, which matches the car, they came with 235/55 Dunlop winter tyres, this made an immediate improvement but I didn't really like the feel of the Dunlops, I bought some Nokian Weatherproof all season tyres and now it feels like silk, quieter, smoother, gripier, better in wet, better in snow, better in the dry, I really couldn't recommend the Nokians enough and they are cheaper than Dunlops, Michelin and Pirelli. If you want some I highly recommend buying them direct from the UK suppliers at nordic tyres dot co dot uk and getting them delivered directly to your local tyre fitter, don't buy from one of those online companies that pretend to be in the UK but are somewhere in Europe that typically have older stock tyres and get orders wrong. IF you look at all those older gorgeous Jags, none of them had low profile tyres, that's the key, remember, the tryres are the only thing in contact with the tarmac so it is vital to get that part right. I hope my rambling helps. Best wishes and happy motoring, Dom, P.S. I have kept the original wheels for when I decide to trade in for a newer model, @ £500 per wheel I didn't want to get them damaged, 2 birds, 1 stone.
  11. Dom13

    Winter tyres

    I Just got some Nokian Weatherproof's, they are fabulous tyres, silky smooth, excellent grip and quiet. Most all season tyres are summer tyres designed to work OKish in the winter, the Nokians are Winter Tyres designed to work all year round. They have a wet grip rating of "A" and they are far cheaper than Michelins. Don't buy from one of those dodgy European sites pretending to be in the UK, buy them direct from the UK distributors (www.nordiccartyres.co.uk) Dom
  12. Hi Pete, Is this the official Jag boot liner or after market, also is it rubbery or foam? Thanks in advance, Dom
  13. Hi Richie, I am very interested in your wheels, do you want to PM me your contact details so we can discuss further? What's the offset & width of the wheels? I look forward to hearing from you soon. Dom
  14. Hi Marc, I have been looking into this recently and about to take the plunge on some Nokian WR A4 which I actually intend to use year round, I currently have dunlops and the Nokian have the same grip and economy ratings but with the added bonus of the extra winter grip. https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/nokian/wr-a4/245-40-r19-98v-501100 Pretty good pricing on this site. Best wishes, Dom