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A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« on: 08 February 2018, 11:46:40 »

No advisories. :y I was pretty sure it would fail on the headlight aim being set too high.

The car  will shortly be three years old so I've arranged to have her next service using the 3+ Jaguar scheme.

The service would have been around 400/500 depending on negotiating skills but with the 3+ scheme the price drops to 225 which I don't think is any more than a Fiesta/Mondeo/ Corsa/Insignia would cost to service at a main dealer.

They will also supply an overnight loan car........in my case an XE-R Sport 180 which I sadly discovered runs on narrow boat fuel. :-\

Not driven an XE though so it may be interesting. :y

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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #1 on: 08 February 2018, 12:11:44 »

Always good a straight pass.😁
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #2 on: 08 February 2018, 12:15:40 »

They will also supply an overnight loan car........in my case an XE-R Sport 180 which I sadly discovered runs on narrow boat fuel. :-\

Not driven an XE though so it may be interesting. :y

They are a superb chassis, best in class and a very competent drive, the entry level 2.0 Turbo petrol at 200bhp is very good and the 180 diesel will be quite respectable.

They do have a quite a blind spot on the B post though and rear leg room is much less then the X260 (probably not that different to your X250)
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #3 on: 08 February 2018, 12:33:22 »

They will also supply an overnight loan car........in my case an XE-R Sport 180 which I sadly discovered runs on narrow boat fuel. :-\

Not driven an XE though so it may be interesting. :y

They are a superb chassis, best in class and a very competent drive, the entry level 2.0 Turbo petrol at 200bhp is very good and the 180 diesel will be quite respectable.

They do have a quite a blind spot on the B post though and rear leg room is much less then the X260 (probably not that different to your X250)

It looks like the 2 litre derv lump can be had in 'up to' 240 BHP guise. Which should make it agreeably quick. :y Not sure how much the remap would cost but it seems tempting.

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« Reply #4 on: 08 February 2018, 12:36:10 »

As per other thread, appears all their 2.0d lumps are the same.

The XE's also do offer good value as well, another one to watch on depreciation.  :)
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #5 on: 08 February 2018, 12:58:33 »

Would I get my dog's cage in the back?
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #6 on: 08 February 2018, 13:08:03 »

Would I get my dog's cage in the back?

Your whippet could sit on your lap as you drive. :)
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« Reply #7 on: 08 February 2018, 14:35:02 »

As per other thread, appears all their 2.0d lumps are the same.

The XE's also do offer good value as well, another one to watch on depreciation.  :)

Nope, the 240 is a bi-turbo so same basic engine but different turbo and injector setup  :y
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« Reply #8 on: 08 February 2018, 14:50:27 »

As per other thread, appears all their 2.0d lumps are the same.

The XE's also do offer good value as well, another one to watch on depreciation.  :)

Nope, the 240 is a bi-turbo so same basic engine but different turbo and injector setup  :y

Ahh  :y

So if you get the 163/180, basically just style difference with rear tail pipe etc.

I'm guessing you've driven fatty admins XJ, is there significant difference in ride quality between X260 XF and XJ?
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #9 on: 08 February 2018, 16:07:40 »

Nope, not had the pleasure

163/180 are the same with a MAP change, the 240 is definitely different  :y
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #10 on: 08 February 2018, 18:02:18 »

Nope, not had the pleasure
That may change soon, whenever you are available, as I would appreciate your opinion on a road speed dependent noise, but doesn't seem to change when turning either way....

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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #11 on: 08 February 2018, 18:49:01 »

Nope, not had the pleasure

163/180 are the same with a MAP change, the 240 is definitely different  :y


DTI tuning claim they can take the 163 BHP version to 213 BHP for 369 with a tuning box. They also claim an extra 80 NM of torque.
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #12 on: 09 February 2018, 07:59:52 »

Then you can watch the usual issues with fuel in the sump after regens which happens all to often on their boxes (given they just bodge the rail pressure and manifold pressure sensor signals)  :y :-[
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Re: A first time MOT pass for the big red pussy.
« Reply #13 on: 09 February 2018, 10:45:19 »

Then you can watch the usual issues with fuel in the sump after regens which happens all to often on their boxes (given they just bodge the rail pressure and manifold pressure sensor signals)  :y :-[

Does this mean you are not tempted, Mr Fuse? ::)
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