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Old 19th November 2012, 09:59 PM
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I agree they look nice(if thats what lights your candle)but on the negative side they all suffer the same faults,had one in today S type diesel,guess the fault,DPF no suprise.

Bob,dont know how you can compare Jag and VAG,its like comparing a 152 Cessna to an aeroplane !
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Old 19th November 2012, 10:13 PM
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no way i would have an oil burning jag....

Yes they suffer the same faults.. which is a good thing

I think I need a 5port heater valve as it only blows cold. but that only bothers swmbo....

reports from her say that the farther in law is jealous, and he has had an 07 A3 sportback from new. time to convert him back from the germans.. ( mind if he went out and bought an XF it would eat into our inheritance......)

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Old 20th November 2012, 12:52 PM
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Agree wholeheartedly with the second sentence,same very expensive faults.

300 pound wishbones that squeak,1,000 plus turbo valves etc,etc,etc need I continue.
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I'm late here but know all about X types..

Basically Jaguar (Ford owned at the time) didnt have a car to build at Halewood and the place was for the chop.. Ford came up with a program to save the plant and the jobs.. they made the X type from the then 3 year old Mondeo..

They re-engineered the Genk made Mondeo into the X type so they could save the factory..

So, the floorpan, suspension and trans all Mondeo, the electrics and control systems plus the 4x4 X type has the 4x4 system from the 4x4 Mondeo and if you can remember the swift introduction of the very first diesel Jaguar it was because the engine was already type approved from the Mondeo.

Once ford had stopped production of the Mk2 Mondeo in Genk the X type quickly followed and the plant was taken over to build LandRovers.

If Halewood had not needed a new model the X Type Jag would never have happened, which in my opinion would have been a good thing.

Compared to a similar spec Mondeo the X Type is rubbish..

As a supplier engineer for both cars (cause the parts were the same) Jag stopped engineering changes at level JJ, Ford carried on right to end with level YY.

Now the same parts I supplied to Ford and Jaguar are STILL being made and go on the Aston Martin DB9 (Ford owned Aston at the time as well)

Ford have just announced the closure of the Genk plant in Belgium with the loss of 4300 jobs...

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Old 25th November 2012, 11:34 AM
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Update on the S Type,has three DPF's and 1500 later it's fixed,recon DPF.

Caveat Emptor.

Two types of Ford : Fix or repair daily or Found on roadside dead.
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Congratulations TT for having the only thread that wasn't spammed over the weekend.....

Except for this one
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It was, Many times.

I have been using my Yard Brush on overtime!

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The Jaguar is now able to sprawl on the drive, the Mondeo has gone.

Love Love Love the jaguar. Even though it needs a coolant control valve fitted and has no heating at present...

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So.... Update...

In Jan 2014 she started loosing water and was taken off the road for winter, a Passhat 1.9TD stood in until May when I was able to fit a new radiator. She was then used as a wedding car for the brother in law and enjoyed again.

I was running both the Passat and the Jag , and then thought about the future of our fleet and decided that I should consolidate the Frugal Passat, Luxury Jag, and Space Lugging wifes Galaxy into one car.

August 2014 I bought a BMW E61 530D, that was a dog, clogged DPF caused major issues even before we got home.

The Passat went to a friend, and it took till Early October to Sell the Jag as I was in no rush and the BMW was not trustworthy.

By March 2015 I was already sick of the BMW and got shot.

I replaced it with ....

A Jaguar S-Type 4.0 V8 exact same colour as the old one but not a Sport model so it has the chrome. ( I am going to dechrome it )

In love again, but then in October 2015 I think the crank was starved of oil and the engine sized (no warning, still doing post mortem!) . She was laid up over winter and then between April and June 2016 the old engine was hauld out and replaced.

1/7/16 She returned to the road and has been enjoyed ever since.

I think I will be an S-Type owner for a very long time!!

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