Old Peter

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    S-Type
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    2007
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  1. Old Peter

    DPF - how bad does it get

    Please don't take your car up to 80 or 90 mph. A steady run in 4th gear at 45 mph on any quick road is enough. I do a lot of short runs with just one or two longer runs in a month and I have never had a problem with the DPF in 6 years. Peter,
  2. Old Peter

    New from Lancashire

    Welcome to the club, David. Nice to see another Lancastrian going the club. Regards, Peter. Lancastrian in Exile.
  3. Old Peter

    All-season Tires

    I have Goodyears Eagles on my s type. Two years ago they cam top of the list of best all round tyres. I have not had a problem with them. Peter.
  4. Old Peter

    Redex & other fuel additives

    Hi Luke and welcome to the club. The mpg on my s type has had a slight improvement by using premium diesel and a suitable additive, but I use both on the basis that the engines used by Jaguar are top cars and deserve top class fuel. Regards, Peter,
  5. Old Peter

    New member's XF questions

    Hi Trevor and welcome to the club. While the XF has many differences with my S Type - 2.7 D, both the models have a lot in common. One of the things in common is the battery condition. I do not have many long runs and round the city the mpg is under 30. My best consumption was from Sutton Coldfield to Sheffield when there were roadworks on the M1, was 50.2, which is the best I have ever had. I keep my battery well charged, plugging it in to the charger about once a fortnight if I have not had a long run. Another thing is common is that the Jaguar does like premium fuel and it does give better mpg. Some members do remap their cars, but, personally, I have a lot of faith in the engine designers and I am quite happy with the performance it gives. Meanwhile - keep enjoying your Jaguar, Regards, Peter.
  6. Old Peter

    New member

    Welcome to the Club, Paul. The XF is very comfortable like its predecessor, the S Type. I hope that you will enjoy the club as much as you will enjoy the Jaguar experience. Regards, Peter,
  7. Old Peter

    Newbie

    Welcome to the club, Ty. Your car will be very nice to drive especially in the summer with the top down --- Greater Manchester is great when the rain goes away! Regards, Peter Lancastrian in Exile.
  8. Hi Kim, And welcome to the club. Just scroll down the Forums until you come to JAGUAR MARKET PLACE and you will ind what you want. Regards, Peter.
  9. Old Peter

    XF Diesel 2.0 engine oil

    Hi Chris, That is a useful contact. I have used Euro Car Parts before and found them quite good. Regards, Peter.
  10. Old Peter

    Space saver spare

    Hi Chris, and welcome to the club. When I bought my s type 6 years ago, I was able to get a full list of all the optional extras that the first owner had fitted in the factory, which was very interesting. One of the items was a Spare wheel on a matching alloy. The s type also has the space in which to store it. Luckily I have never had to use it -- keeping fingers crossed! Your ideas of how to store a space saver in the boot are very useful to those others who would not want to rely on gunk. When my wife got her Toyota Yaris there was a full gunk kit in a nice polystyrene block which fitted into the spare wheel space. This is now hanging on the wall in the garage, and within three days a matching alloy via eBay, and a matching tyre from Halfords were in the wheel space. Peace of mind is worth a few bob! Regards, Peter.
  11. Old Peter

    New to forum

    Hi Gus, and welcome to the club. Just put the parts for sale in the section of the club that has parts/cars for sale. That will be OK. Regards, Peter.
  12. Old Peter

    Auxilliary power supply

    That's it, Steve. It is a bit different with the S type as the battery is in the boot. Regards, Peter.
  13. Old Peter

    Auxilliary power supply

    Hi Steve, When I have used a solar charger I have always connected it to the battery terminals. Always works. They didn't have power sockets when I first had a car. Regards, Peter.
  14. Old Peter

    SatNav Updates

    Hi Nick, Jon is quite right. You can update the Disc for about £25 -- Just google Sat Nav Updates and you will find several sites selling the updated version. Regards, Peter.
  15. Old Peter

    2007 S Type 2.7 Code P0404 & Restricted Performance

    Hi Keith, Both EGR valves fitted by 1.30 pm today. One of the old ones was fading and the other was dead. All is now well. Price was £420 and there is a 12 Month Parts and labour warranty Regards, Peter.