Stevefoxton

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    Steve
  • Jaguar Model
    S-Type
  • Year of Jaguar
    2004
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    Yorkshire

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  1. Stevefoxton

    2.7 t remap? Experiences?

    All, Have booked the car for the remap this Friday and am hopeful of a positive outcome despite the usual concerns I think many people have. Will post an update on the process and outcome once it's done and I've put a few miles on the clock to gauge performance etc. Cheers again for the input. steve
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    2.7 t remap? Experiences?

    Hi paul, info on remap ok. eventualy found amp....wouldn't pay the rip off prices on eBay.....too many iffy ones so waited for a breaker near me. Got it for 45 and he threw in a spare which works so two for one. Managed to get a type r spoiler at the same time so a productive trip. Hope alls well at ur end? steve
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    2.7 t remap? Experiences?

    Nick, Paul, Thanks for the input....was starting to think I'd touched on a bad subject with no answers.....lol. Am still concerned at the affects on the sport button once the remap is done but the principal seems sound. Going ahead seems a good move. How is the fuel economy and emittions though guys? paul....good to hear from you again and thanks again for your help last year with the upgrades. You'd not recognise the car now! Now need rear blinds...lol. Hope you've got answer to the above extra question and again guys....thank you for the positive input. It's good to trust people's experience. Be safe. Steve
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    2.7 t remap? Experiences?

    Recently blocked off and removed the EGR....blessing as it's much better. Now she needs a remap to run at optimum specs and all I hear is more power...more torque! Simply put...has anyone done this? What improvements and more importantly...fuel consumption and emittions after? I look forward to hearing your experiences. Thanks in anticipation everyone. steve
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    Facelift fog light removal

    Hey Brian, sorry for late reply. managed to get to the fogs via the front wheel liner....easier than I had thought. Couldn't get them from the front as the screws are at the back and despite trying that approach it seemed a pain. Done anyway so well chuffed. Ordered the new screws for future use should I ever get the tray off. thanks for the advice and happy motoring. steve
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    Facelift fog light removal

    Hey Budgie, stuck with the same issue...did you buy the bolts etc as a set or separately on eBay? Will need to order before cutting the old screws out. Appreciate the help.
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    Alloy issue

    Thanks Ron, im sure I will solve the problem....it's now wheel against me...lol.
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    Alloy issue

    Refurbish all seems overkill considering the slight touch up needed...there must be a colour for them as they are original. Will keep trying and hope for the best.
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    Alloy issue

    Gents, At last the sun breaks and like many owners it's polish and tidy the car ready for the new season. That has been relatively simple with most things on the car but one issue is causing a little confusion. The alloys on my 2004 2.7 sport are in great condition apart from a small section where someone repaired some damage and didn't match the touch up colour.....I see it and it happily drives me nuts. It's silver with a very slight look of metallic. Anyone know the colour or where I can source the code for it? They are original to the car and in the original silver. please help an old man get some satisfaction...lol. Any help gratefully appreciated.
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    Locking wheel nut woes

    Hi joe, welll call me a blind old !Removed!....I've just cleaned it and found the letter M stamped on it! Hi ho...hi ho it's off to the stealers I go. Appreciate the info and have a great weekend. steve
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    Locking wheel nut woes

    Hi all, just noticed my wheel nut key has broken.....can anyone advise on the best way to replace the key without changing the nuts and the hassle that will cause? Sorry the pics not brill but not easy to get a good one. The nut is domed and the key has four lugs on it 3 close together and one further round. Thanks in anticipation
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    EGR query

    Ha ha. It's always good to get an opinion from the experts.....the owners and users. The wealth of experience on here is astounding and someone always has experience or answers to those irritating niggles that face us all. last year I was blessed with paul who helped me retrofit a few bits and he was a great wealth of experience on the d2b retrofit and reprogramming and I've still been lucky with silly enquiries through the forum since then. Keep up the good work all........ steve
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    EGR query

    Interesting theory on the petrol although from experience and learning I'm not sure it would work. I don't do the budget petrol and I'm pretty sure I can discount it. Having temporarily used egr cleaner again, prior to emoting and cleaning, and taking her for a good blast on the motorway she is again running as she should with not a puff of smoke. The lasting solution is clearly to give the gubbins a good clear out and keep on top of the spray routine. Its my own fault doing ridiculously short trips and I'm sure a large percentage of the issue is the cat not regenerating on top of the EGR. Worth a try maybe once the problem is solved. steve
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    EGR query

    Hi joe, Its a 2004 2.7 diesel twin turbo. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It looks manageable and well within my scope. stan, ive thought about blanking and remapping but the issue is only really due to standing and not being driven. I want to keep everything as original even if there's a little inconvenience along the way. Like anything some do make the change and some don't. Appreciate the idea. steve
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    EGR query

    Gents, I love owning the s type but have realised that over the past 12 months I am not doing the mileage I once did due to personal reasons. With that in mind I have noticed that the egr valves etc never seem to get to run up to temp and that applies to the exhaust as well. Result every so often a loss of power and a bit of smoke due to the " coking up" of the internals. EGR cleaner does a great job short term but inevitably isn't really fixing the issue. My question is can anyone point me to a step by step guide or video on removing the egr valves? My intension is to either clean them or replace them . This will be done as well as the other bits liable to cause issues. A clean un sooted system should then be better and I can run the car a little more regularly. As always your thoughts and advice will be appreciated and I look forward to your comments. Steve.