Trooper2142

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    Tom
  • Jaguar Model
    X-Type
  • Year of Jaguar
    2009
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  1. I use Premium Diesel most of the time and in 6 years have never had a limp/mode problem, as some members say either give it an Italian tune or drive it as if you had stolen it. The engine oil you should use is a Low Ash C1 Oil and the number is WSS M2C 934B Jaguar/Ford and this number is not mentioned in the Handbook. Also use good quality filters , for diesel use a Delphi or Bosch. If you have a Regeneration of the Diesel Particle Filter, you should notice the revs will be higher by about 150 when the engine is idling and you should not switch off the engine and keep on driving until the Revs are back to normal idling Revs, in 6 years I've only had to carry on driving about 3 or 4 times and you also might notice a burning smell because the exhaust will be extremely hot and it is recommended not to park on flammable material (ie long grass or straw which could go on fire because of the extremely hot exhaust) and the exhaust could be noisier that usual as if there's a hole in it. The annoying thing is that you never know when a Regeneration will take place, you could have travelled some 200 or 300 miles one day and on the next day when you are only travelling 20 miles you'll get a Regeneration of the Diesel Particle Filter.The 6 speed auto gearbox is a Aisin Warner, and to change the fluid it is recommended to connect a hot flushing machine to get the fluid changed. I had mine done in July 2014 at Mackies Auto Transmissions in Glasgow and cost £154 pounds and I'm thinking of having it changed again in July. Regards Tom.
  2. Hi Graham. Welcome to the Club. The auto gearbox is a Aisin Warner. I had the fluid changed on mine in July 2014 at Mackie Auto Transmissions in Glasgow and cost £154 pounds and i'm thinking of having it changed again this coming July. They connect a Hot Flushing Machine to change the fluid and some owner's have also had a software upgrade at the same time as i'm led to believe.There is no filter to change as this can only be done if the gearbox is stripped down for a repair. The engine oil you should use is a Low Ash C1 Oil the number is WSS M2C 934 B and this number is not mentioned in the Handbook. And also use good quality filters, it is recommended to use a Delphi or Bosch diesel filter. Regards Tom. Regards Tom.
  3. Hi Rod, I forgot to mention that some owner's also see less miles per gallon due to more diesel being used when a Regeneration is taking place, but personally i've never noticed the difference. Also i like to give it some Revs now and again especially coming of a roundabout, my mechanic who does the service always tells me that Diesel engines are meant to be driven and not to drive with the revs below 2,000 all of the time. I've never had any problems with the egr valve and have never experienced any problems with the turbo, so i don't know if it's the way that i drive the car or if it's to do with using premium diesel . Regards Tom.
  4. Welcome to the forum Neal. I have a Sovereign 2:2 6 speed auto, with this auto we have a Diesel Particle Filter and the engine oil that should be used is a Low Ash C1 Oil the number is WSS M2C 934 B and this number is not mentioned in the Handbook. They fitted the DPFilter to get the emissions down and it was fitted as a optional extra on the manual gearbox and they never told jaguar dealer's what Oil should be used, Miller Oils used to get Dealer's asking them what Oil should be used. There has been some debate about what Diesel should be used, some jaguar owner's add some additives to normal diesel and other's use Premium Diesel which i try to use at least every other tankfull. Some members like to change all fluids and filters after they have bought there car and they then know that it's something less to worry about. They say the auto gearboxes are sealed for life which is not true, the gearbox is an Aisin Warner make and to change the fluid it is best to get it connected to a Hot Flushing Machine, i had mine changed at Mackies Auto Transmissions in Glasgow in July 2014 and cost £154 pounds and will probably get it changed again this July. When a Regeneration of the Diesel Particle Filter is taking place it's sometimes difficult to know that it's happening, the way i know it's happening is the engine Revs will be about 150 higher than normal when the engine is idling and when a Regeneration is happening don't switch the engine off and carry on driving till the Revs are back to normal, i usually check the Revs at a junction or at a roundabout and in 6 years i've only had to carry on driving 3 times. Another thing would be a burning smell or the exhaust could sound louder than normal as if there's a hole in it. You have a nice looking x type ,they're great cars so i hope you have many years enjoying it. Regards Tom .
  5. Thank you Joe, for your video and it seems to have been a great day out and with plenty of jaguars on show. Regards Tom.
  6. There have been a lot of discussions on different forums about what grade off fuel to use, some owners add different additives to normal diesel.But i always try to fill up with Shell V Power Diesel and never had any problems so far. The electronics in the car adjust to the way the car is driven and diesels are meant to be driven,i have always been told not to always drive with the revs below 2000 revs and coming off a roundabout i put the foot down and it goes like a scalded cat,
  7. A great write up Paul, i am sure it will help a lot off members. Regards Tom.
  8. Thank you David for your comments. Yes it's good to get it through the Mot for another year. The garage that services it has just started offering the Mot service so i thought it would be better to have them carry out the Mot because they know the car and partly because off the new Mot rules.
  9. Had the MOT this morning and passed and was told that the DPFilter is working as it should and no problem with it. When i got back home i fitted a new red growler badge on the facelift grill and have red centre caps for the wheels still to be fitted.
  10. I take it you have the 6 speed auto gearbox which is a Aisin Warner make and yes you can't change the filter unless it is in for repair. Jaguar say that the auto gearbox in all off it's car's are sealed for life which is a load off rubbish. I've had mine changed in 2014 and will be changing the auto fluid again in July and had it changed at Mackie Auto Transmissions in Glasgow. They connect a Hot Flushing Machine to change the fluid and the cost back in 2014 was just over £153 pounds. I don't know if you've had the codes read, but that's what you should do to pinpoint where the trouble is coming from. My son is on his second Mercedes auto company car and he had to drive my x type to the airport a year or so ago and was really impressed by the smooth up and down gear changes in the x type. And if you put your foot down it goes like a scolded cat . Regards Tom.
  11. Hi Wasi Welcome to the Ownersclub. We haven't heard from you regarding an x type, i'm in East Lothian if you want to meet up at Straiton. I can show you my x type and tell you what to look out for. Regards Tom.
  12. Hello Ross. welcome to the Club, we need more information on your XE and photos are needed. Lol. Regards Tom.
  13. I thought rotating tyres was a thing of the past due to tyres having to be fitted a certain way, that's why there's a directional arrow on them and if TPMS is fitted the wheel has to stay on the same axle it was fitted too.
  14. Hi Graeme.

    If you try this Forum you may get more help as there have been a quite a few members fitting Dash Cams.

    Jaguarforum.com

    Regards Tom.

    1. GraemeH330biker

      GraemeH330biker

      Ok, cheers Tom, will do. G

    2. GraemeH330biker

      GraemeH330biker

      Ok, cheers Tom, will do. G

  15. Hi Anthony. Welcome to the club. Good on you getting stuck in and cleaning the EGR and the manifold, you should also have a look at the Jubilee Clips on the EGR and Intercooler hoses because they Corrode and the hoses can get blown off. Replace them with Stainless steel clips. The hoses can also split especially the one from the EGR down to the intercooler some members replace them with Silicone hoses. Regards Tom.