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 Service again?
wilf

PostSat Oct 13 2018 4:22pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 8 · Views: 307 · Subject: Service again?
Sell it.

Seriously, before it runs out of OE warranty.
 Service again?
wilf

PostSat Oct 13 2018 1:14pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 8 · Views: 307 · Subject: Service again?
^this, definitely.

Get an independent analysis of the oil done.
 AJD-V6 Crankshaft Recall
wilf

PostSat Oct 13 2018 1:14pm
Forum: Technical · Replies: 11 · Views: 579 · Subject: AJD-V6 Crankshaft Recall
Surely, if the failures are indeed down to bearing shells rotating and covering up oilways, there would be no debris until very shortly before the end?

Unless they are looking for fuel dilution of ...
 Front Suspension Knock/Jiggle/Looseness SDV6 Autobiography
wilf

PostFri Oct 12 2018 8:36pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 17 · Views: 910 · Subject: Front Suspension Knock/Jiggle/Looseness SDV6 Autobiography
Glad you are getting to the bottom of it, just goes to show how valuable a really knowledgeable garage can be.
 Are Velars selling???
wilf

PostFri Oct 12 2018 8:35pm
Forum: General · Replies: 30 · Views: 967 · Subject: Are Velars selling???
Yup, the only thing wrong with a Velar is the ambitious pricing.
 Yet another crank failure....
wilf

PostFri Oct 12 2018 8:33pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 38 · Views: 4564 · Subject: Yet another crank failure....
Bearing in mind that the latest AMG E Class supercoupe uses an I6, where exactly is the Ingenium I6?
 Yet another crank failure....
wilf

PostFri Oct 12 2018 12:29pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 38 · Views: 4564 · Subject: Yet another crank failure....
Sad. I did the same thing, only with 6 months to go before the warranty expired, which helped the value. Fuel in oil was becoming a major problem.
 Yet another crank failure....
wilf

PostWed Oct 10 2018 9:35pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 38 · Views: 4564 · Subject: Yet another crank failure....
The 5.0 V8 is also made by Ford under licence at Bridgend, so that will definitely go too.

Remember that by 2021, the EU mandates that a manufacturers average CO2 emissions across their range must ...
 Yet another crank failure....
wilf

PostMon Oct 08 2018 8:56pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 38 · Views: 4564 · Subject: Yet another crank failure....
Hardly surprising that both Solihull and Castle Bromwich are on short time working.

In a world that wants petrol engines, having just one 4cyl petrol engine (which is neither particularly powerful, ...
 Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
wilf

PostSun Sep 30 2018 9:12pm
Forum: Maintenance & Modifications · Replies: 25 · Views: 692 · Subject: Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
I copied and pasted from my online order confirmation, so the price was direct from EBC.

Having been back to their site, it does look like the redstuff pads are no longer available. Ultimax pads wo ...
 5.0 V8 Engine
wilf

PostSat Sep 29 2018 4:15pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 15 · Views: 1106 · Subject: 5.0 V8 Engine
Agree with Wilf, once you push the accelerator, the petrol response is instant compared to the 1 second lag of the diesel, even more in dynamic mode. But my perception is the actual pressure required ...
 Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
wilf

PostFri Sep 28 2018 8:46pm
Forum: Maintenance & Modifications · Replies: 25 · Views: 692 · Subject: Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
Here you go, found the part numbers:

DP32064C - EBC Redstuff Ceramic LOW DUST Brake Pads (FRONT) £143.37 1 £143.37
DP32161C - EBC Redstuff Ceramic LOW DUST Brake Pads (REAR) £36.39 1 £36.39 ...
 Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
wilf

PostFri Sep 28 2018 8:26pm
Forum: Maintenance & Modifications · Replies: 25 · Views: 692 · Subject: Best Brake Pads - L494 Diesel Autobiography
EBC most certainly do red stuff pads for the L494, as I fitted a complete set, front and rear, on mine.

Very good pads, and virtually no dust.
 5.0 V8 Engine
wilf

PostFri Sep 28 2018 8:23am
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 15 · Views: 1106 · Subject: 5.0 V8 Engine
For me, the single biggest difference between diesel and petrol power was/is engine accelerator response.

In Jags and RRs, With the petrol it is instant, the diesels still exhibit lag, and usually ...
 Front Suspension Knock/Jiggle/Looseness SDV6 Autobiography
wilf

PostMon Sep 24 2018 8:22pm
Forum: General (L494) · Replies: 17 · Views: 910 · Subject: Front Suspension Knock/Jiggle/Looseness SDV6 Autobiography
I have read about (but not personally experienced) similar fault descriptions both on RR and Jaguar vehicles.

Like you, I would be loathe to replace a suspension unit without a precise diagnosis. A ...
 
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