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    Service Indicator

    Problem – service due alert warning light coming on when service is not due according to mileage and date of last service.

    History.
    1st time this happened called into Stratstone at Houghton-le-Spring (date and mileage not recorded) Approx. late May Early June with approx. 16,000miles
    Service department looked at it straight away and reset the service indicator.

    2nd Booked into Stratstone Newcastle 15/08/18 mileage 18,772 miles
    On collecting told it had a software update, and had changed the engine oil and filter as recommend by Jaguar. (No charge was made for this work.)

    3rd Time Booked into Stratstone Newcastle 29/11/18 mileage 21,488 miles
    Informed that it required a oil and filter change which would be chargeable (£260.00 quoted) due to the high number of interrupted DPF regeneration attempts, caused by very low mileage journey’s made.

    Situation.
    I agree that the type of journeys I make are frequent and low mileage, as the Golf Club is only 1mile away, nearest town only 3miles away with busy roads, traffic lights, roundabouts, junction’s etc so average speed is low.
    On reading about DPF filters this type of driving is not recommend, and my driving habits need to change.

    Help.
    I love this car and don’t want a change to Electric/Hybrid – or Petrol
    This is the second XJ/X351 Diesel I have owned 1st was 2010 model (Which displayed when it needed the DPF regenerated and loved to take out run which cleared the DPF warning.)

    Advice (Please.)
    The model I have has not indicated to me that DPF needs regenerating or it is in the process of automatically regenerating so I have no way of knowing when the DPF requires a regeneration thus causing a high soot load due to type of driving I do. Which in turn has triggered the service due warning light to come on due to the engine oil being diluted by the interruption of DPF regeneration attempts.

    I would of expected that DPF warning system to indicate that it required regenerating before it caused any dilution of the engine oil.

    Having said all that, I still love to drive this car and would be more than willing to take it out for run as suggested by the dealership.
    But need to be advised how often this should be done either by mileage or period of time.
    2017 XJR Sport Diesel

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    Put a recurring note in your diary, and drive to Glasgow to see Jim every Saturday. (Well, until he gets bored, then pick a different board member).
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    A diesel is unsuitable for you. And thats the end of it I'm afraid. You will be destroying the engine (and dpf).

    For such short journeys, you need a small petrol, or a milk float.
    2010 XJ Portfolio running on lorry fuel. I know, Jag Diesel is just wrong!

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    I have a Supersport for when i go out and a little rover 25 for potting 3 miles to work where the excessive speed bumps don't bother me.
    Jaguar XJ Supersport. Polaris white.

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    When I lived in London and only drove 7 miles to work the DPF warning would come on about every 4-6 weeks. A quick 20 minute run up the M40 would clear it.
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    Hi all, I am quite new to Jaguar ownership, and found this thread interesting as I have an X351 Diesel. Does anyone know which models actually come up with a DPF warning? Mine is a 2011 XJ L Portfolio. I drive it 200 miles back from where I brought it a week before Christmas. It was serviced in April 2018. But occasionally I get a service message flash up on the dash. Any ideas as apart from the journey back I probably haven't done 50 miles in it.
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    Hi all, I am quite new to Jaguar ownership, and found this thread interesting as I have an X351 Diesel. Does anyone know which models actually come up with a DPF warning? Mine is a 2011 XJ L Portfolio. I drive it 200 miles back from where I brought it a week before Christmas. It was serviced in April 2018. But occasionally I get a service message flash up on the dash. Any ideas as apart from the journey back I probably haven't done 50 miles in it.
    One life, live it, in a Jaguar

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    All X351 tractor XJ's have DPFs. The message, should you have picked the wrong engine for your needs (Diesels are unsuitable for mostly short journeys) clearly states DPF if it needs you to take it for a longer, faster drive (or to a dealer, if its really bad).

    If you're just getting a service in x miles message, thats a sign its way, way, way overdue a service, or the mongrels who last serviced it didn't reset it.


    Being a 2nd hand diesel, you need to really keep on top of oil servicing, and completely ignore the claptrap that the manufacturer states. I'd suggest 6k max between oil services, which is what I keep my XJ tractor to.
    2010 XJ Portfolio running on lorry fuel. I know, Jag Diesel is just wrong!

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    Luckily I am fully aware of the pitfalls of diesel engines, DPF's, CAT's and EGR. A few years ago I had a Lexus IS220D, had to clean the EGR every 10k on that. Mind you the EGR system on the XJ looks crazy to say the least, don't think I will be cleaning that in a hurry! As for the oil, I think I will change it soon just to be on the safe side.

    Out of interest TheBoy, what oil do you use? I am a fan of Millers oil's. And do you know of a way to reset the ECU after servicing?

    Thanks
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    Should be 05w30 "SAE 5W-30 engine oil meeting Jaguar Land Rover specification STJLR.03.5005" or similar C1 low ash I believe but please check

    Re resetting the service counter....
    Either go to your dealer or local Indy, or perhaps stump up £136.00 for the Icarsoft LRV2.0 code reader which will do it for you

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