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Thread: Jaguar XJ6 X350 Std equipment and options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil-X350 View Post
    Apparently garage diagnostic equipment has an option to re-generate the DPF without the need to have a blast along a motorway.
    That's called a 'forced regeneration' and is what you have to do if you ignore the yellow warning light and it goes red. It is, as I understand it, a rather brutal 'last chance' procedure (short of fitting a new DPF £££ !).

    I don't think you want to use forced regeneration as a routine substitute for a yellow light clearance run.
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    Hi Phil. I have driven XJ's for many years & have had a few. I bought my first in around 1970, & in my opinion, my current X350 is the best of them all. It is a beautiful looking car & has a good range of nice features. The aluminium body means that it won't disintigrate into a pile of rust & the car is very quiet when up to speed, but you still get a nice dull roar when accellerating. I have the 3.5 litre V8 & I think that it is a magnificent engine, being docile in traffic but with lots of power for overtaking when in the country. On a country run, it averages 34.5 MPG. This drops off to around 17.8 MPG in the city, but that is caused in part by the huge number of speed humps that we have on suburban roads in Australia. You are constantly braking & then speeding up again. I have also found that the quality of the leather & the overall build quality is superior to the previous models. I would say don't rule out a V8 & suggest that you get one of these wonderful cars as soon as you can.

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    Thanks Craig

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    I agree with Craig about the X350. It's hard to believe that just 7 years separate the AJ16 powered X300 and my X350.

    I've attached the economy figures for the X350. There is almost no point in getting a 3.0 for fuel economy reasons, fine engine that it is.
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    Wow that table puts it into perspective!

    I thought I would add performance:

    3.0 V6 0-60 7.8 sec 145mph
    3.6 V8 0-60 7.3 sec 150mph
    4.2 V8 0-60 6.3 sec 155mph
    4.2 V8 S/C 0-60 5.0 sec 155mph
    2.7 TDi 0-60 7.8 sec 141mph

    Although I confess the Petrol V6 sound is much nicer than the V6 Diesel, I think it highlights just how good the Diesel it. Similar performance and much better economy than the V6.
    Last edited by C16RKC; 10-01-19 at 12:22. Reason: Typo - 4.2 SC is 5 secs!
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    I think the V8 S/C is closer to 5 secs to 60 than 6?

    I had that diesel engine in the S-Type and it was very refined but always felt at least 40bhp underpowered and the real world economy was totally unremarkable for me. I found it enormously frustrating that it ran out of revs just as it felt like it was finding it's feet. They also fail in very costly ways, while the petrol engines were thoroughly sorted.

    Now these cars are all 10+ years old I personally would advise avoiding the complexity of the diesels.

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    The 0-60 on the S/C 4.2 is 5 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post

    Although I confess the V6 sound is much nicer than the Diesel ...
    Erm ... the diesel is a V6 as well. It's obviously a diesel (but not grossly, like some) if you're listening outside the car, but not inside.

    As to economy, yes the diesel is excellent but if you're going to use the car mainly for daily urban commuting work, ie mainly running in 30 mph limits and with queues for traffic lights, roundabouts etc etc, then the diesel is best avoided ... unless your daily run also includes a good open road (ie 35+ mph) relatively free run of maybe ten miles with an already hot engine. Without the hot free run the DPF regenerative procedure won't have a chance to clear the DPF and you'll start getting DPF yellow light warnings (which you ignore at your peril).
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    OK edited my post - thanks for the pointers.

    I know the Diesel is a V6, and as far as Diesels go it's better than a clattery old 4 cylinder, and actually quite smooth... but it's still no-where near as nice to listen to as a Jaguar V6 petrol.

    I used to cringe when I started my engine each morning... and now I still do thanks to the BMW being pretty much the same sound.
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    It's about as quiet as diesels get. There is a balance between refinement/silence and economy with the calibration of diesel engines and Jaguar leaned towards refinement at the expense of economy with these, hence being so much quieter than a BMW 6 pot diesel but also significantly less efficient.

    The new ingenium 4 pot is quite efficient but oh my word is it a nasty unrefined thing.

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