Force4145

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    Nick
  • Jaguar Model
    S-Type
  • Year of Jaguar
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire

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  1. Thanks Joe, The trouble is, there are no Jaguar specialists anywhere near me. Plenty of ordinary garages with snap-on readers but that's it. I'm still waiting on one garage to fit both mafs but they've yet to get back to me. Viewing some Youtube videos, it looks like a job I could do myself. Am I right? All the best, Nick
  2. Hi Joe, They didn't tell me what the obd fault code was. But my car is a 2.7d with 2 mafs. I hope that helps. Cheers, Nick
  3. Been to the garage and they said it could be the Mass Air Flow Sensor. They had one in stock and tried it alternately on each side (there are two) but the warning kept coming up. They want to try changing both sensors for new ones. Do you think that will help? BTW I read that if you disconnect the wiring loom connector with the engine running, the engine should cut out if the sensor is working correctly. I tried it on mine and the engine stayed running, implying that one or both sensors are faulty. Does that sound correct?
  4. Been to the garage and they said it could be the Mass Air Flow Sensor. They had one in stock and tried it alternately on each side (there are two) but the warning kept coming up. They want to try changing both sensors for new ones. Do you think that will help? BTW I read that if you disconnect the wiring loom connector with the engine running, the engine should cut out if the sensor is working correctly. I tried it on mine and the engine stayed running, implying that one or both sensors are faulty. Does that sound correct?
  5. Hi Joe, I just tested the battery voltage on start up and I got a decent reading of 14.7 volts. So, perhaps it's not the battery after all?
  6. I checked the battery this morning from cold and got a reading of 11.91volt. Does that seem a bit low? The battery is a Yuasa HSB019 and is only a year old. It has a 5-year warranty.
  7. Thanks. I'll check the battery voltage first thing in the morning when the car is cold. Cheers, Nick
  8. Hi All, Does anyone know what the most common causes for the "Restricted Performance" warning are? Thanks
  9. I'm answering my own question here as I've found this video. The procedure works for the S-Type as well BUT (and I failed many times) before I realised that the whole series of (5) steps needs to be completed in less than 3 seconds! I failed because I paused between holding the reset button and turning on the ignition. After a few practice runs, I succeeded and the message was reset. If you are trying to do it and need some help, drop me a line.
  10. When I turn the ignition on I get a service reminder message that flashes up. Is there any way to turn this off?
  11. I went to three different garages to check on which wheel the ABS Sensor fault was on. I was shocked to find that one garage wanted £40.00 + vat, the second wanted £50.00 + vat, whilst the third was free and the process took less than three minutes! These prices were in addition to the parts and labour. I was interested to know if anyone has been charged more than £50.00 + vat for the use of a diagnostic tool?
  12. Why don't you phone them? In my experience ALL garages are very poor in responding to emails.
  13. You can get the Goodyear tyres from F1Autocentres. They are cheaper to buy on their website and then have them fitted at one of their centres (it's all included in the price).
  14. I personally use Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 3 tyres. I find they wear very well and are not too expensive (locally, £107.00 each, which is pretty reasonable). I know some other owners like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 but I have no experience with them.
  15. Hi Jon, I've just had all four wheels aligned and that seems to have fixed the problem. Although I need to buy two new rear tyres as they were so misaligned they had excessive tread wear!