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I’d find out who was offering the most for the scrap value and get it towed away while I looked around for another cheap daily car. It’s a car not a family heirloom.
It’s had an oil & filter change today, and I’ll do what I consider sensible to keep it going, but it’s a 13/14 year old car that has outlived the average life expectancy for a car in the UK.
Well obviously not a family heirloom !

I asked because I wondered if you were driving your car out of model choice but you're not, it's a cash choice.
 

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Well obviously not a family heirloom !

I asked because I wondered if you were driving your car out of model choice but you're not, it's a cash choice.
A bit of both, to be honest. I work, predominantly, for car manufacturers, which means I get new stuff to play with on a regular basis (in a normal year), but I still need something for for getting around when I haven’t got something else. 400 mile days are reasonably regular in the S-Type. The obvious two options were an old 5 Series or E-Class, but I fancied something a bit different so spent £3000 on the car just over two years ago. I’ll probably run it until it won’t go any further (my last three cars have gone from me to the breakers yard) when they’ve got uneconomical to repair.
 

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That's interesting. It posted my segment of a reply even though I never hit Post. I was called away as I started writing it so just closed the window, which should've terminated the connection. Oh, I'm liking this new forum less & less . . . & where are all my subscribed threads ? What on earth are trophies ?

Anyway, if I were you I'd do the g/box oil change & filter + mechatronic sleeve & then it's done. It's too crucial a component & I view it as saving money in the longer term. £3k two years ago means you bought a decent one & that cabin's a very nice place to be on long days.
 

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Has anyone used the Smith & Allan gearbox fluid? It’s apparently formulated to exactly the same specs as ZF Lifeguard6, but £40 (delivered) for 7 litres.
I’ve just been speaking to my local Landrover specialist, who use a flushing machine. Their advice that if the ‘box is working well, don’t drop the sump off it, just flush the fluid through. Cost £300.
The filter is part of the sump. I've got the Smith and Allan stuff in my gearbox.........no problems. Buy 20 litres and you've got enough for a flush (torque converter ;)). Give it a flush with the old sump in situ, drop the sump (with filter) off and bin it, new sump on complete with new filter, built in gasket, and the 21 new bolts, and refill.
Now refilling one of these boxes is best left to somebody who has experience, it not just a case of 'bunging the fluid in 'til it runs out of the filler hole, the box needs to be cold at the start and then temperature monitored and adding more fluid as required
When the job is complete reset the adaptions (Jaguar diagnostic machine).
A ZF gearbox service is money well spent.........but for gods sake don't have it done at a main dealer, find a good, trusted, experienced, Jaguar Independent garage
 
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The filter is part of the sump. I've got the Smith and Allan stuff in my gearbox.........no problems. Buy 20 litres and you've got enough for a flush (torque converter ;)). Give it a flush with the old sump in situ, drop the sump (with filter) off and bin it, new sump on complete with new filter, built in gasket, and the 21 new bolts, and refill.
Now refilling one of these boxes is best left to somebody who has experience, it not just a case of 'bunging the fluid in 'til it runs out of the filler hole, the box needs to be cold at the start and then temperature monitored and adding more fluid as required
When the job is complete reset the adaptions (Jaguar diagnostic machine).
A ZF gearbox service is money well spent.........but for gods sake don't have it done at a main dealer, find a good, trusted, experienced, Jaguar Independent garage
I’m actually talking to a local Landrover specialist, who has a flushing machine. The same box is in Discovery 3 & 4, and it’s their advice to leave the sump alone if it’s working well and just flush it through.
It’ll be after Christmas, so time to have a change of plan in the meantime, the car’s hardly moving at the moment.
They use the Mannol equivalent of the ZF Lifeguard6.
 
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