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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
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This all brings back some unpleasant memories from 2010. I bought a Jaguar XF 3.0d S, so very similar motor to our RRSs. All good for 30k miles and then the dpf issues began. I started getting the warning light which would not clear and then engine would go into restricted mode. In conjunction with this the oil level rose above the full level so indicating oil dilution. The car was recovered 6 times, the last time from Geneva whilst returning from holiday. This was usually after 2/3k miles. I was initially told the problem was due to driving style even though I was making three 160 miles round trips a week on mostly dual carriageway/ motorway. Jaguar engineers took the vehicle away but couldn't replicate as they didn't drive enough miles to replicate the issue although one of them did sympathise with me but didn't know what to do. All that was being done to the car was a forced regeneration which kept it going for a little longer. After the Geneva recovery I told them I did n't want to see the car again. I had made contact with the MD, Ralph Speth (?). The result was that the dealer took the car back and I received retail price for it plus a large discount off another car. The reason for getting the retail price was that the car was now 18 months old and had high mileage. I used the discount to get an Evoque which was a pretty new model and was not being discounted. That resulted in a couple of years trouble free and low depreciation motoring.
After my experiences all this time ago it seems pretty terrible that some cars seem to be having the same
Tim

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Hog



Member Since: 03 Dec 2015
Location: Nigeria
Posts: 111

Netherlands 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Baltic Blue

pff this sounds pretty alarming. looks like dpf cars are not suitable for normal daily use. redicules! LR 3 HSE V8 gone
DiscoveryII V8 Gone
Discovery 1 V8 Gone
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Post #541395 Sun Nov 19 2017 8:21pm
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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
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In all fairness when we bought a VW Polo a while ago the saleperson did ask us our intended mileage in it and commented that for short journeys diesel might not be the best choice. LR have not done this to date presumbly because they had no petrol vehicles to offer.
Tim

Post #541397 Sun Nov 19 2017 8:40pm
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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 539

Australia 

DFP's can be cleaned and renewed when blocked. There are a lot of DFP cleaning services available in Aus. mainly for trucks but cleaning is a lot less expensive than replacement. I did a lot of investigation on DFP replacement when I had the R50, it had 2 and the dealer price was $1500 each. There were also options of taking them off altogether and remapping the ECU. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #541508 Mon Nov 20 2017 9:26pm
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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
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But why should we have to do this. My personal belief is that LR have a software issue that they can't resolve which is causing over frequent regeneration on some but not all cars. I looked into dpf cleaning and removal, neither was economic and may well cause mot and/or warranty issues.
Present car has covered 9k miles with many short journeys and one longer one per week. So far no problems.
Tim

Post #541512 Mon Nov 20 2017 10:18pm
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