Hi, I'm about 4 weeks into x type ownership and must confess to being a bit disappointed. I've been driving diesel cars for at least 15 years and I'm finding my 2.0D engine noisy at idle and lacking power through the gears (I'm having to change gear quite often and a change down can slow the car down rapidly). I've just changed from a Rover 75 with the same engine size (less bhp?) and that pulled so well I rarely had to change gear.
I've been reading all I can on the forum and lots of newbies are really happy so I guess I've got a few problems to sort!
I am aware that the pulley guide can make the noisy 'tractor' idle but I think my injectors are noisy too. I hope a re-code will sort that out. I also think I'm getting the hot start issue as well.
The performance can be a bit random too as can run really really well (feels like it's floating and the steering is nice and light), then it can feel like it is holding back and the steering gets heavy too
Having said all that, when it works well, it is a real joy to drive - I think it's going to be my best car ever when I can sort out the niggles
Any advise/re-assurance welcome.
ps no smoke to speak of when accelerating