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Jleo

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  1. Just sharing, After 5.5yrs of usage, the AC Compressor gave way(albeit a little early). Standstill not cold, only when moving constantly above a certain speed it starts to cool. The quoted cost of local replacement is crazy with prices above $1k! Plus a lengthy wait time. I've found online compatible parts for the XF X250, all in under $400 inc installation and oil/gas recharging delivered within a week. After a few months, all is good and no issues. Looks like this 'risk' paid off? Anyway, if anyone requires this lobang, do PM me.
  2. Just sharing, After 5.5yrs of usage, the AC Compressor gave way(albeit a little early). Standstill not cold, only when moving constantly above a certain speed it starts to cool. The quoted cost of local replacement is crazy with prices above $1k! Plus a lengthy wait time. I've found online compatible parts for the XF X250, all in under $400 inc installation and oil/gas recharging delivered within a week. After a few months, all is good and no issues. Looks like this 'risk' paid off? Anyway, if anyone requires this lobang, do PM me.
  3. Here's another alternative: https://sg.carousell.com/p/fuchs-titan-gt1-pro-c-1-sae-5w30-acea-c1-135765667/
  4. Tks for sharing this very useful DIY tip.
  5. Thanks, was looking for this. Appreciate you sharing!
  6. It's a DPF parameter measurement via the OBD. Higher the figures the more blocked it is. Caused by soot buildup due to incomplete regen. Only way is to do a passive regen, a forced regen(via OBD tool) or change DPF. Other workarounds won't pass inspection.
  7. Regen requires(for JLR EU5 vehicle manuals) driving at "45mph for 20min under the right operating temp, using a cruise control helps", where during then excess Diesel is injected into cylinders where when it(unburnt diesel) reaches the DPF, it helps with the burning of the soot. In your case where there was too many regen aborts, everytime the regen remains uncompleted, the next opportunity it has the ECU commands another round of the above. Too frequent results in diesel diluting the engine oil. In Sgp, unless driving in the wee hous that is almost unlikely that there are many opportunities for a complete regen. TBH, based on most Singaporean driver habits(short start stop city driving), the DPF buildup will unfortunately be to a point where this would happen. There is absolutely no dealer education on how to operate, maintain a car w DPFs and what drive routes don't fit. Just see on the SGCarmart diesel car, the number of low mileage 3-4yr old cars is just a ticking time bomb, wanna buy a used diesel, get one with miles. The majority of the diesel car started off in late 2015 onwards so you might not see it being discussed widely. Also the French diesel n the latest EU6 ones which makes up the bulk of the mainstream diesel sales have a DEF to assist with the passive regen. So to solve your issue for the short term at least, do a long continuous drive. Others will have their turn to do theirs eventually.
  8. The dreaded DPF is indeed one of the bugbear of owning a Diesel. Based on your driving the DPF regens should have a higher chance of success. If Wearnes is not helpful in resolving this issue, then at least try something thats under your control. http://acerev.com/acerev-dpf-cleaner/ A fellow forumer tried that having regular DPF issues and after than there was no longer any regular replies, this would normally imply that the issue was adequately resolved. Thus might be worth a try. The other is to take a drive up to KL/Genting Highlands for a short holiday during the year end and back. That would def solve this(inability for DPF to do a complete regen) unless the DPF block level is too high(>80%) where a regen wont help.
  9. To share, Mine was for both warranty and servicing. Not sure if there is any differentiation.
  10. Wow that's quite a bill you have. I recently sent mine in for an issue and whilst at it, they replaced the engine mountings within Wearnes warranty as it was agreed after discussions that the vibrations are 'very noticeable'... Not sure if this helps but from all my dealings with the car servicing/warranty, its our own prerogative to protect our own interests. They had been very professional from my last dealings with them and there are pending suspension bushings replacements in pipeline.
  11. Hi, About the warranty, mine which was a 2014 Approved car, with a Wearnes 'extended' warranty was given the same warranty cover as per the factory's. Had a few electrical, bushings and mountings replaced under that, past the 3rd yr mark. Not sure if each car is sold with a different Warranty arrangement but do call to ask, the service staff are very helpful wrt queries be it this or the servicing query you have.
  12. Hi icebear, Could you share the details of the workshop which you mentioned? Thanks!
  13. Thanks. Would love to!
  14. Hi everyone, New to the Jaguar ownership with the purchase of a 3yr old used unit. Chose this over the usual German marques as it feel like the most 'Gentlemanly' good looking car.. Coming from a PSA Diesel make previously, I understood what it was to own/drive/maintain an oil burner. Here are my thoughts: 1) The XF, which is 2.2D Ford Sourced Euro5 PSA e-HDI unit, sounds really rough at idle(Esp on cold start) and the vibrations can be felt on the pedals and comes thru steering colomn. Though mostly ok on the inside, if i were to blindfold myself and stood outside, i would have thought it was an blue Sonata for hire. However once warmed up and on the move, the NVH improves dramatically and it bec hushed and refined, inperceivable from a petrol. Just when you thought all is good, the rattle of stop/start system once again reminds you of what lies in front. 2) The 8 Speeder ZF which is tuned for economy on D is lazy on the downshifts, generally smooth/predictable shifting on light application of throttle. Give it the beans and it runs up/down the gear not seeming very sure where it once to be. However if you switch to S and you do the latter, it becomes very certain of what it is doing and rewards you right foot inputs. Generally it works well in exploiting the torque you get from the power unit. 2) Ride is definitely biased towards the sporty spectrum with the ride quality feeling 'lumpy' esp on poor road surfaces, with it getting better as the speed increases. Once up to speed and in corners, it is in its element and the handling really shines with little body roll. 3) Brakes pack quite a bite and stops the vehicle very competently. 4) FC, for what is expected on a diesel, is rather poor @ 12-ish km/L. But power and refinement(heft) comes at a price, which on this case is very worth it still. 5) Within 1 week of ownership, and the autodipping mirror have already failed(potentialmeter calibration issue) and both wing mirrors groan and squeak as it closes. That being said, Wearns has been very professional in handling my feedback and has taken to resolve that under warranty with no fuss. This experience is a huge step up from the Sime Darby experience. Lastly, looking to learn alot from the seniors as the online literature of this make/model is rather limited.
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