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Hi all!

I've had my beady eyes out for an X-Type estate of the 2.2 diesel variety for a while now, but yesterday a potential bargain caught my attention:

It's an 06 plater which is being sold for spares or repair after it was mis-fuelled.

Now I'm reasonably competent and if it was just a case of changing the injectors and fuel pump, or even the entire engine, then I could do it. The worry is that I'd heard that on the Ford TDCi engines, if the injectors ever go then the whole lot has to be re-programmed at a cost of £1k+. Suddenly a bargain would turn into a millstone.

Question is: Is it the same story for the Jags, or is it just a plug and play job?

Thanks & regards,
En. :)
 

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Recon injectors are around £90 each.
Programming can be done with a laptop running SDD software. My local Jag Indy has this ability so I assume many more do too. Some members run it themselves too.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply Billy.
The good news is the car I'm looking at comes with a spare engine with injectors and pump ready to strip out and fit.

So this SDD software - is there a link to it anywhere on the site?
Then I guess I'd be looking at something like an OBD2 type of lead/interface.
Or would there be any forum members local to Nottingham who could offer the coding service...?

Scuse me for all the noob questions - just trying to get my head around it.

Thanks & regards,
Neil.
 

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Yes, you should find many posts if you search for "Mongoose"
 

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Thanks for the quick reply Billy.
The good news is the car I'm looking at comes with a spare engine with injectors and pump ready to strip out and fit.

So this SDD software - is there a link to it anywhere on the site?
Then I guess I'd be looking at something like an OBD2 type of lead/interface.
Or would there be any forum members local to Nottingham who could offer the coding service...?

Scuse me for all the noob questions - just trying to get my head around it.

Thanks & regards,
Neil.
i saw the same one, the only thing i was worried about it how far did they drive it on the wrong fuel! a friend of mine said it could have damaged the turbo seals if it was driven for a while.
 

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You can't drive it very far on petrol as it will just stop once the diesel has gone from the pipes.
There is no way on earth you can run it on petrol at all.
Your biggest concern (and the only likely damage) is the diesel pump as it needs diesel to lubricate it, but even saying that, they are pretty tough.
 

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You can't drive it very far on petrol as it will just stop once the diesel has gone from the pipes.
There is no way on earth you can run it on petrol at all.
Your biggest concern (and the only likely damage) is the diesel pump as it needs diesel to lubricate it, but even saying that, they are pretty tough.
my dad had an 1999 1.8td escort diesel back in the day, and he topped up the tank (from about half) with petrol by accident (went into autopilot from riding his bike). we drove about 35 miles with a bucket tonne of smoke coming out the back to get home and drain the tank.

so unless their is something fundementally different with the more modern engine, i suspect it would be driveable.
 

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my dad had an 1999 1.8td escort diesel back in the day, and he topped up the tank (from about half) with petrol by accident (went into autopilot from riding his bike). we drove about 35 miles with a bucket tonne of smoke coming out the back to get home and drain the tank.

so unless their is something fundementally different with the more modern engine, i suspect it would be driveable.
Having filled mine with petrol, I can assure you 100% that it will stop dead after about 3 miles.
 

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Good luck with it.
 

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Having filled mine with petrol, I can assure you 100% that it will stop dead after about 3 miles.
i guess newer engines don't like it then
 

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The knock sensors were working well ;)
 

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Hopefully you'll get away with just changing the pump and flushing the lines out. But if you've got another engine, winner, winner chicken dinner!
 
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