Jon Hyde

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  1. Hi Ryszard, Further to Grahame's reply, I just checked the owner's manual for my 2011 XF, and there is no mention of switching the guidelines on or off, I'm afraid to say. It must be a more recent addition! Cheers, Jon (Also in Sussex!)
  2. Hi All, Just a quick query: What would be a reasonable price for a 'B' service on a 2011 XF-S (3.0L Diesel)? Cheers, Jon
  3. Hi Glenn, I'm surprised, but a phone call should clear things up, as Nick suggests.
  4. Hi Paul, Just checked my 2011 XF-S with the same result as you describe. The middle button with the fan symbol, if pressed, turns off the entire system and closes the vents. Rotating the same button varies the fan speed but and puts the climate control into manual mode ("Auto" light goes off). Also checked the manual, which says much the same. I guess it's done to ensure airflow when stationary? Cheers, Jon
  5. Hi Barry, I have exactly the same dilemma. I think I'm going to go to 'Chips Away', who quoted about £300 to fix the most obvious ones. I'm just a bit nervous about colour matching, which is why I haven't jumped for it yet. Cheers, Jon
  6. Hi Jim, Sad news. Tell me about the photography tho! Are you on Flickr or other photo sites? Cheers and good luck, Jon
  7. Hi Keith, Sounds like bodywork protection to me, a bit like Williams ceramic coating mebbe? Cheers, Jon
  8. Hi Kim, I agree! A couple of swipes gets it sorted, but I would quite like the cooler glow of LEDs anyway! Also in the footwells, vanity mirrors. etc. Cheers, Jon
  9. Hi Chris, I understand your point, but there's a but... You've had your XF for 10 months of it's 10 years... Maybe the problems were caused by how it has been treated in the past? I'm not a Jaguar evangelist, just love to be in one, driving it, generally I find the XF to be pretty solid, certainly better than my previous ride, a 2017 Mercedes (company car). I'm honestly not having a go - mine had stupid tyres (previous owner's choice) and needed a brake overhaul when I got it (wear and tear) - I'm not sure it's down to rubbish parts, just age? Cheers, Jon
  10. Hi Wessley, My 2011 XF-S has the same problem - there is another thread on here about that. Apparently it's caused by heat. Haven't cured it yet, but it seems the way forward is to swap over to LED bulbs, which I intend to do as soon as I work out how to remove the light fittings front and rear. Cheers, Jon (also originally from Essex!)
  11. Hi Alex, This is very similar to what happened with my 2011 XF-S. Bought it last October, was fine for a couple of months, but the developed a shudder when braking. Almost at the same time, the right rear brakes seemed to lock on, causing immense heat in the disc and even the wheel. Took it back to the indy dealer I bought it from who replace all four discs and eight pads. Not covered by warranty, so cost me about £600. Can't put a price on safety though, so not too upset really. Brakes superbly now though. As an aside, the previous owner (one owner car, owned by a doctor, no less!) had been fitted with really cheap tyres - 'Triangle', made in China, totally useless in the wet, so replaced them with Pirelli P-Zeros within a month of buying the car - handling transformed! Glad yours is sorted now like mine is! Cheers, Jon
  12. Hi Peter, I've not used them, but it might be worth a search here: Good luck with getting it sorted! Cheers, Jon
  13. Hi Seamus, My XF (2011) is somewhat older than your XE, but... In "normal" mode ("D", no dynamic mode, DSC on) it's somewhat relaxed from standstill. Still hustles after a second or so, but relaxed. However, swapping to Sport mode for the gears, dynamic mode for the chassis and TRAC DSC transforms it. Honestly, all hell breaks loose! I think the ability to choose the character of driving you want on any given day is great! Guess which I mostly go for!!! I reckon you just need to play with the options, find a narrow bendy road and look at your grin in the mirror!!! Cheers, Jon
  14. My 2011 doesn't have it. 😞
  15. Just my 2p's worth... If we all move to electric, aren't we just shoving the emissions up to the electric generators, at least until they are all powered by wind/solar/ whatever. Also, there are (I believe) some quite toxic materials in batteries, that will need to be dealt with by future generations. Frankly, I don't differentiate between diesel & petrol; just happen to have a diesel atm. Often thought about a Tesla, but it all comes down to range and charging times. When it gets to the point where I can drive 300+ miles and then refill (recharge) anywhere in 5mins, it becomes viable, but not yet! Just my 2d's worth (in old money!) J