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  1. Taurian

    Battery in XF

    I think you may have been right when you suggested the possibility of a lazy alternator Jon. I bought one of those volt meters that plug into the cigar lighter socket and gives a constant voltage reading. On the last few trips it has shown 12.5v, 13.2v and 14.7v. Clearly the alternator is not charging the battery all the time. The car has a 2 year warranty so I will be contacting Granges service dept. next week and get them to rectify the problem.
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    Battery in XF

    I've checked the alternator Jon and its charging at 14.7 - 14.8 so I don't think it's an alternator problem. Anyone else got any suggestions ??
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    In need.

    Have you looked at car breakers ? There are a number that you can do a parts search on line and they will email you if they have the part you need and give you a price inc postage.
  4. Taurian

    Battery in XF

    Thanks for your reply Jon. That's interesting. I'll get the alternator checked out when I get my next service.
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    Battery in XF

    I've had my 2015 XF for 5 month now and am generally very pleased with it - with exception to the performance of the battery. It is true that I make daily round trip journies of less than 10 miles, but if I dont use the car for a day, the battery level is such that the pulsating start button is not illuminated and the heating vents do not open. This tells me that there is insufficient power left in the battery to operate these functions. I know there are a shed load of electronics in use in the car but I would prefer not to have to put the battery on charge a couple of time a week. The vehicle came with a brand new battery when I bought the car so do not suspect a faulty battery. Clearly the problems are more apparent in the winter months with there being more drain on the battery than in summer months. Does any other XF owner have this problem or is it solely down to the lack of miles i complete ?
  6. Taurian

    Auto Stop Start XF 2.0 T Auto

    My stop/start has never worked since I bought the car back in August ! I know it's not the battery as a new one was fitted prior to collection. To be honest, I'm not too worried about it as there are enough electronics in the vehicle taxing the battery already and it would just be an additional drain.
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    Pick up our XF on Friday

    I'm sure you will enjoy it as I do mine. I got mine from a main dealer with the 2 yr warranty also. The only problem I had initially was the battery was not holding its charge properly so some of the electronics didnt work properly and they swapped it out for a new battery. I have the Sportbrake version as I love the shape. What is the "Remote" thing you referred to in your post ?
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    2.2D mpg

    I haven't done any long runs yet, but around town type of driving I'm getting about 35 mpg - if the on-board computer is giving fairly accurate info of course. I never believe manufacturers claimed mpg as I've got anywhere near it in any car that I've owned.
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    Did you not get a handbook with the car? If so it will show the fuse box locations.
  10. Taurian

    key fob

    I would have thought that is unnecessary. I've changed fob batteries in many other makes of vehicle and I don't believe Jag would be any different. Try it and see or phone a Jag dealer and ask the question.
  11. Taurian

    Sportbrake boot cubbyhole

    Oh Ok, thanks for your reply Dom. Regards Ian
  12. Taurian

    Sportbrake boot cubbyhole

    Hi, Can any of you sportbrake owners answer a question for me please? On the left hand side wall within the boot/load area there is a cubbyhole about 12 inches square. It is covered by a carpeted hatch with a silver coloured inset handle. There is nothing stored in this space and I have no idea what it would be for. Any ideas ? Thanks, Regards Ian
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    Many thanks for your reply Peter, Regards Ian
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    Hi, Is it OK to use REDEX diesel sytem cleaner in my 2015 XF 2.2l engine ? Regards Ian
  15. Taurian

    Sportbrake tailgate logo

    Thanks very much for your reply Steveb22 - much appreciated.