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Jon Hyde

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  1. So glad I found this topic! My XF-S occasionally emits what looks like steam (but obviously is probably smoke) from the front left of the bonnet. No ill-effects on driving/performance, just a bit scary. Only does it briefly after a cold start. My speed limiter in the passenger seat says she can smell it and she doesn't like it. I think I'll just relax now! Cheers, Jon
  2. John, The "insomnia" got my ribs aching! Sorry Richard, your car still has a problem, I know, but a little humour is something to cherish! J
  3. Hi Nick, This may not be particularly helpful, but... I also have a 2011 XF (3.0l diesel S). It does exactly as you would expect - no need to double pull to open. So you clearly have a gremlin in the works somewhere. I've looked at the owner's manual and can find nothing to suggest an option to invoke a double pull - why would there be? Makes no sense! Taking it to a Jaguar dealer would be expensive, so, although annoying, I think I'd tolerate it. Cheers, Jon
  4. Hi Paul, I completely agree! Even my wife's Audi TT was appalling compared to the XF - noisy, rough ride, no toys! It's great when they come back home. Cheers Jon
  5. Hi All, and thanks again for your suggestions. Have just been for a drive. Straight and bendy, different gears, all as suggested. But no difference, so I have to conclude it's the tyres since there's no vibration, no 'shimmy' on the steering wheel, and (most importantly!) Mrs. H is convinced I'm hearing things (I'm not!!!). Ho hum! Cheers, Jon
  6. Thanks for your help. I'll try the suggestions later today. Tyres are Pirelli, but a different version of P-Zeros than the previous ones.
  7. As in the new tyres recently fitted. Not new tyres needed!
  8. Hi John, Actually all around, no increase on braking or turning. I'm wondering if it's just new tyres now! Cheers, J
  9. Hi All, Looking for a suggestion for the cause of the following... At between 45 & 55mph I hear a droning, low-pitched whine. It's not so loud that the music can't overwhelm it, but it is a new noise. Worried about wheel bearings, diff, propshaft, whatever! Any clues anyone? Cheers, Jon
  10. Hi Raymond, I'm astonished that the misfuelling protection allowed you to put that much petrol in, mine on the one occasion I made the mistake cut me off after about a pint! However, that's in the past, so I would guess you're right - damaged injectors! Maybe the gauge sender needs to settle down though, as petrol and diesel have different densities? Does your real consumption match with what the gauge is telling you? It could just be a calibration thing? All the best, Jon
  11. Hi John, First problem - refuelling - it's the misfuelling prevention device in the neck of the filler. Someone must have tried adding petrol rather than diesel at some point. There's a yellow lever on the battery that sorts it out, instructions in the manual say to push it into the filler and remove. As for the 'shutdown in 3 minutes' message, it's nothing to do with a bad battery, it's just protecting you from a flat battery. The car uses a lot of battery power and the audio system is a big consumer. You can just press play and carry on (I've done so many times!) with no ill-effects, but I don't know of any way to defeat it, and probably wouldn't anyway, as a flat battery is worse than interrupted sounds! Hope you enjoy your XF! Cheers, Jon
  12. HI, I also have a 2011 3.0l XF-S, had it for three years come October. So have been through 2 winters with it. Living in West Sussex, I don't often get to see really bad snow or ice (but when it does come, the response is ill-equipped to deal with it!) Being retired, I don't have to go out in the occasional ice & snow, but I have given it a go a few times using the winter mode setting for the traction control. That seems to work fine with normal tyres (Pirelli P-Zero 255/35x20). I guess if you need the extra security, winter tyres would be a good move, but I can't justify them for 2 or 3 weeks a year. Enjoy your XF! J
  13. All sorted following a brief(ish) drive! Thanks all! J
  14. It maybe disabled by setting valet mode in the screen menu, otherwise it should just pop open with a press on the silver button. J
  15. Hi All, Today I had a check tyre pressure message (RH Front), so went to check all my tyres. Drove away, no message. 300yds later, it's back again! Tyre looks no different from before! Is there a reset? Do I need to take it for a spin? Cheers, Jon
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